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?v)fcUMBIA, S. C.
Wednesday Morning,'March 1. 1371. 1
Ttxe BlcM Ridge Railroad.
The rca ult of the vote in the Senate,
yesterday, was practically the rejection
of Mr. Whittetaore's bill, cancelling th?
State endorsement on the Blue Bidge
Bailroad bonds. This is gratifying, be
OAQft?: ftret, the Blae Bidge Bailroad is
an enterprise in which nearly every citi?
zen of toe State, from the mountains to
the sea-board, is deeply interested^ and,
second, because-if the- enterprise wie
not one of eneh general interest-tho
faith of the State was pledged, and the
passage of the bill would hare been re?
pudiation, pure and simple-a measure
whioh we would dislike to eeo inaugu?
rated. Mr. Tresoott, in bia able letter to
Senator Wilson-whioh we appeud
brings forward many important points
touching the legality of this proceeding:
BiiTTB Brnos BATI.ROAD,
SOLUCTTOR'B OEFIOE, Feb. 25, 1871.
7b Bon. John Wilson, State Senate.
BS?B Si?; I ba?e received copies of
tho bills which you seht me, and regret
very tnuoh that the President of the
road was not allowed, before- their intro?
duction, on opportunity to correct the
misapprehension under whioh they have
evidently boon introduced. For, allow?
ing that the motives wbioh suggested
thom were the purest and most patriotic,
I feel n"rn that a knowledge of the con?
dition, both of the road and the com?
pany, would satisfy those most anxious
to adopt them, tbat suoh legislation is
both unnecessary and impossible.
As I understand, the enaotiug clause
of one of the bills was stricken out, aud
the other amended, so that tho following
section comprises the whole legislation
"That the endorsement heretofore
made by the Oomptroller-General upon
the contraots or bunda of the Blue Bidge
Bailroad, under the Aot of September
15, 1868, bo, and the samo is hereby,
ordered to be retired aud cancelled.
"That, to rocover the bonds of said
company, now pledged in the city of
New York, the sum of $400,000, if so
much be necessary, be, and the same ie
hereby, appropriated, and the Treasurer
is authorized and required to redeem and
cancel the Bame."
And, as the justification of this legisla?
tion, the preamble of the bill recites the
following facts: "Whereas the faith and
funds of the State were pledged, npou
express conditions, whioh have not been
complied with; and whereas it bas boen
found impossible to negotiate a sale or
hypothecation of said Ioao, either to the
United States Government or private
capitalists; and whereas only Si, 100,OuC
of said bonds have thus far been pledged
as collateral security; therefore, be it
on ac ted," Seo., Szo.
AllOw me to examino each of these
facts in its order.
1. The non compliance of the com?
pany with the conditions of the endorse?
ment. On the 15th September, 1868,
the Aot was passed authorizing thc
endorsement of $4,000,000 of the bonde
of the eompaoy, by the Comptroller
General. But, by referouoe to the Aot,
von will perceive that, a distinction if
made , between the first $1,000.000 ol
these bonds and the remaining $3,000,
000. The issue and endorsement of thc
first $1,0.0,000 had been authorized by
a previous Act, that of 1854, upon cer?
tain conditions. The Act of 1868 simply
recites that "whereas the Comptroller
Geueral of tho State has not endorsed
any o? the bonds issued by the said Blue
Bidge Bailroad Compauy, in South
Carolina, under authority of said Act
(1851;) and whereas the conditions im?
posed upon said endorsement by said
section have become impossible aud in
judiciouB, while the completion of Bait
road has become more urgent in the in
terest of the State; therefore, be il
enacted, ito., "without reference to tin
mid provisos and conditions, whenevei
any contract, or contracts may be made
by the President of the said company
uuder its seal, and as provided by said
Act. aud not exceediug $1,000,000, it
shall bo tho duty of tho Comptroller
General to oudorse thoreou tbat thefaitt
aud funds of the State arc pledged," &c,
Seotiou 1, Act 1868.
The Act then proceeds to authorize n
like endorsement of "au additiona
amount, not exceeding $3.000,010," and
to this additioual endorsement it annexe*
tho condition that "the said bonds, oj
any part thereof, shall not bo used tiniest
upon the express condition that upot
application to Congress of tho Uuitec
States, or to private capitalists, tlx
amount of $3,000,000 in currency, or sc
much of tho samo as may bo necessary
shall be furnished in exchange, or upoi
security of said bonds." Now, I thiok
it would bo difficult to show how tin
language of this proviso prohibits tlx
hypothecation of even these additiona
$3,000,000 for a less amount that
$3,000,000 in currency, should the com
pany deem it necessary to rniso the lesi
amount. But waiving this, it is clear
from the explicit language of the Act,
that tho use of the first- $1.000,000 ii
hound by no such limitation. Will
that, tho company have power tc
deal at any rates of salo or hypo
thecation their iutorcsts may require
Now, it is precisely with this firs
$1,000.000 that the compauy hus deal
in its hypothecation. For, if you wi)
turn to tho receipts annexed to the re
port of the investigating committee, yoi
will find that tho bonds in tho bands o
llenry Clows & Co. run from No. 1 tt
250, and from 350 to 600, that those, no
in auy senso hypothecated, but held io
Mr. Steers, to protect him against cou
liugent and improbable damage, rm
from 2?? to 35U, wliilo tho numbers heb
ns collatoral by Mr. Kimpton aro no
given, nut! if they do not fall within th
fl rat 01,000,000, it ia niroply bocnuso tho
bonds have Dot been signed by the
order,\afia the imbatjtojtlpn pUllfe iftade
as soofras tbo^sig^ajmre ? eoHplelfed,
which a telegram very/recentlyiJfcceWed
from Mr. Clewslnfoflns as is veftl nearly
offeot?d. X hoyo referred', to this 'first
31.000,000 by its numbers, as if the
numboring determined its priority, only
to show how careful the President bas
been; bat you will remember that no
law requires this numeration, and that
the first $1,000.000 issued, with nuy
numbers*, or without numbers, would be
the 81,100,000 with which the company
is authorized to deal without any condi?
I tbiok* thereforo, I may safely assert
that in the hypothecation referred to,
the compauy has not violated any ex?
press condition of the endorsement re?
quired by the Act of 1868. I would also
Boggest that these bonds aro not proper?
ly hypothecated. They bave been planed
in ?he hands of Messrs. Kimpton and
Olews, who undertook their negotiation,
and who, pending that negotiation, have
made such advances as the interests of
the company required, and a portion of
these bonds (about $250,000) are now in
Europe, for the purposes of this negoti?
2. The impossibility of the sale or hy?
pothecation of the bonds.
You oan readily understand that, in
reference to this, it is impossible to
speak fully with due regard to the inter?
ests concerned. I can only say that tel?
egrams, both from New York and Eu?
rope, received in tho last fow days, do
not indicate tho impossibility which the
preamble of the bill assumes. But I can
say this: that if these bonds have not
been negotiated, the blame does not rest
with tho President or the company. Tiie
Financial Agent of the State, who was
also one of the joiut negotiators of theso
bonds, had always impressed upon the
President that the credit of the State
was involved iu pressing theso bonds,
with tho Stato endorsement, upon the
market; and, in deference to his sugges?
tions, und controlled by an earnest do
sire not to embarrass the financial con?
dition of tho State, the President made
every effort to postpono the use of these
bouda to the latest moment. But io the
spriug of 1870, Messrs. Kimpton and
Clews notified him that they had negoti?
ated the bonds, and he was on the poiut
of forwarding tho bonds to them, when
he was stopped by au iujuuctiou, moved
at the instance of several tax-payers of
tho city of Columbia. The iujuuctiou
was dissolved by the Court, but the
bonds were freed too late, for, during
the pendency of these legal proceedings,
the war in Europe broke out and put au
end to a negotiation which had been, I
may fairly say, completed. Since that
time tho company has been harassed by
suits in New York, which have termi?
nated in their favor, but whiob, you will
soo, must be calculated to embarrass
their proceedings in the sale of their
bonds. And now when, after constant,
malicious and most annoying interfer?
ence, they have succeeded iu vindicating
I their rights, the present proposed legis
I lation is even more calculated than all
their preceding difficulties to prevent
that sale which they have hoped at va
! rions times to effect, and which this pre?
amble blames the oompany for not ac?
3. That only 61,100,000 of the said
bonds have thus far been pledged os col?
This is literally true, but it is very far
from conveying the whole truth as to (he
exteut tu which these bouda have become
legitimately liable for the responsibili?
ties of the company.
lu thc first place, you know that the
Blue Ridge Road is composed of three
companies besides tho company in South
Carolina. As soon as the Act of 1868,
authorizing this endorsement, became a
law, tho President, who was also Presi?
dent of the other roads, called the com?
panies iu Georgia, North Carolina and
Tennessee, and, upon the State endorse?
ment of these bouds, they consented to
the mortgage of their respective proper?
ties. As far as thoir mortgages, there?
fore, aro concerned, they have been
made on the faith of this eudorsemeut.
Next, in Georgia and North Carolina,
satisfied that this endorsement, this
pledge of the faith of the State, secured
thu completion of tho road, the people
along the line of the road havo sub?
scribed and are subscribing lauds,
amounting to several hundred thousauds
of acres, all of which has boen subscribed
upon their confidence iu tho honor of
tho State and tho porfect faith of its ob?
Again, arrangements have been made
with several of tho largest holders of the
first mortgage bonds of tho company to
exchange these bouds for tho bonds en?
dorsed by the State, and this arrange?
ment ia only waiting for its completion,
tho full execution of tho bouds by tho
signature of tho trustee in New York.
And, finally, not only nro these bouds
pledged by their issue for all the out?
standing debts and contracts of the com?
pany, but there is a special contract
signed and sealed with Mr. Steers, tho
chief conductor, by which ho is entitled
to havo $2,000,000 of theso hoads depo?
sited with a trusteo upon condition that
ho negotiates them and receives payment
for his estimates of work done iu the
bonds so negotiated. Mr. Steers hus uot
so far deni,unled this deposit because he
believed tho company could themselves
negotiate their bouds; but if tho com?
pany bo restrained by legislation from
dealing willi their own securities, he
will doubtless, and most properly, insist
upou tho immediate execution of his
contract; and you will observe that this
bill is an explicit recognition of tho obli?
gation of tho Stato to meet just such lia?
Upon this misconception of theso facie
the bill directs that the endorsement ol
September 15, 1808, "bo and tho same ia
hereby withdrawn, und tho bonds or con?
tracts so endorsed ordered to bo retired
and cancelled." By whom? The bondi
not hypothecated in New York, viz:
2,792, are deposited with, tho Farmora*
Xroan and Tust Company, oubjeot to the
5 >int order m the President aud Messrs.
!?le*8 ? OM Now. 4! the Preeident is
notf'eo din&ed by the .stockholders- ho ;
cannot delirar np tho bouda, ou? without
his order nffflegislation of tho State can
get possession of them. There they will
stand with tho endorsement of the State
upon them, and the Legislature can rid
itself of that responsibility only by a di?
rect repudiation. If this is what tho bill
means I can only say it is a lesson as
easily learned as taught, and, in the pre?
sent financial ooudition of tho State,
does not ?'?om exaotly calculated to
strengthen its credit.
As to the bouda that are hypothecated,
I think it ?B a very doubtful question
whether the holders of these collaterals
can surrender them for the purpose of
having the endorsement cau'-elled, and
there ?B no question that they cannot
sell or deliver these bonds without com?
pliance with the conditions npon which
they were pledged, viz: such notice to
the company of a desired re-payment
of their advances aa has been provided
Thin legislation, therefore, before it
becomes practical or practicable, requires
the conucot of the company and tho
liquidation of all the liabilities of the
company for which these bonds are
liable. $100,000 will not begin to re?
lieve this respousibility. That meets tho
liability in New York for wbioh the
bonds are hypothecated. But by refer?
ence to tho Act of 1868 you will soo that
these bonds ave also pledged to the
holders of first mortgage bonds, the
amount of thia indebtedness bciug about
$270,000, with a past due interest of
about $100,000, which, of itself, would
consume the appropriation of the Act.
Then, Mr. Steers has not the remotest
idea of giving up his right to hold and
negotiate $2,000,000 of these bonds,
uuless the'company consenti: to the re?
scision of his present contract, nnd the
State is willing to pay him tho damages
sustained by its uu timely term i nat ion.
Messrs. Creswell Sc Co. received $75,000
as damages for the abandonment of a
contract which had never beou put iu
execution. Mr. Steers has been at work
for moro thou a year, aud is still steadily
nt work. To abandon this work, and
compensate him for loss of time, would
require auother appropriation. I say
nothing of minor claims, which would,
however, iu the aggregate, make no in?
Ido not'propose to make an argument
upon the validity of such legislation; nor
will I say anythiug as to its policy. But
I think it ought to bo taken iuto con?
sideration that the State doe., not own
this road; that the city of Charleston has
paid in more than a $1,000,000 of stock;
and that thore are private .stockholders
who have sotuo rights.
If it is desired that the State should
be rid of its respousibility, I am not
sure that the company would interpose
any obstacle. The connection has not
been of very great advantage to tho
company, aud 1 think it would Dot be
difficult to mature au arrangement that
would satisfy all parties; but it cannot
bo doue by such hasty and inconsiderate
legislation. Yours, truly,
WM. HENRY TRESCOTT,
Solicitor Blue Bidge Bailroad.
? ?* ? ?
Mn. EDITOR; As you published in your
paper this morning an article, headed
"Blue Bidge Hoad," iu which you said,
"tho last finishing blow was administered
to the Blue Bidge Bailroad on Saturday,
io the Senate," aud .then proccoded to
give the bill, before tho Senate, as passed
to its third reading, will you do this
railroad company tho justice to stato
that said bill was voted down to-day, iu
the Senate; and, also, publish for the in?
formation of your readers the ablo letter
of Wm. H. Trescott, Solicitor of said
road; and, also, tho stroug aud indig?
nant protest of the City Council of
Charlestou ngainst the illegality and in?
justice of the proposed legislation.
J. W. HARRISON,
President Blue Bidgo Bailroad Co.
FEBBUARY 28, 1871.
[The article referred to waa copied
from the Charleston Courier, but the
credit was accidentally omitted.]
THE COTTON TAX -THE UNITED STATES
SUPREME COUIIT.-The very important
question as to tho constitutionality of
the tax levied upon colton failed of a
fair solution before the United States
Supreme Court. Eight Judges learned
in th') law heard tho arguments of tho
learned counsel, pro and con. Four of
them decided tho tax right and just, aud
four decided it unjust and wrong. This
dead lock in that august, but almost
dead brauch ol tho Government, per?
mits, according to law, tho decision of
tho lower court-sustaining tho consti?
tutionality of the tax-to stand ns law.
The question, however, may bo taken
before Congress, and bo brought up
iigaiu and again, until justice shall bo
Tho following letter waa received, yes?
terday, by Senator Boso, of York, from
bis son, and handed us for publication:
DEAR FATHER: Tho K. K. K. made a
ruid on mo Saturday night, but I got
nut of tho way. They destroyed all of
my papers, but loft tho tax duplicate.
Tho troops arrived yesterday. I came in
last night. Ku .nell's liquors aud tho re?
nard ?f the County Commissioners were
\\\ destroyed. They have broken every
thing that they could-doors, &c.-and
took OUt of ibo nafa ubini I 3i,??0-it
may bo less, I cannot tell yet. They
[Ired about 150 shots ut mo as I was run?
ning. Your son. E.
TJJBSDAY, FEBRCABT 28, 1871.
, The Senate met'ut 12^1.
A concurrent resolution from tho
gouse to rescindj the vote whereby tho
BQeral Assembly agreed to adjourn to?
morrow, nod to postpone adjournment
till March 7. was cononrred in by ? vote
of 17 to 14.
The bill to regulate tho manner of
drawing jurors was returned from the
Honan with a refusal to concur in tho
Senate amend [bents. The Hoc uto in?
sisted upon itu aoieudmeuts, aud ap?
pointed Messrs. Whittemore, Leslie and
Arnim as a committee of co ufo renco on
thc part of the Senate. Tho' House also
sent back to the Senate, with amend?
ments, a bill to .oomp?l County Trea?
surers to report to the General Assem?
bly. The amendments were concurred
in, and the bill ordered to be enrolled
A bill relating to tho Greenville and
Columbia Railroad Company was also re?
ceived from the House, which was read
the first time and ordered to lie over for
The following passed: Bills to re issue
certain certificates of State stock; to
regulate the fees of the State Land Com?
missioner* to amend eu Act to better
protect holders of policies of insurance;
to regulate the fees of Sheriffs aud other
officers; to reuew the charter of Asho
poo Ferry; to amend an Act providing
for general elections and tho manner of
conducting tho same; to define the
jurisdiction of the Police Court of
Charleston; to incorporate the Capital
Building and Loan Association of Co?
lumbia; a joint resolution authorizing
the State Treasurer to re-issuo to Riobard
L. North, Executor, a cortaiu certificate
of State stock; also, a similur resolution
in favor of R. B. Mills, sud ?mo in favor
of Wm. M. Wilson and Dr. Carne, Ex?
A bill to repeal an Act authorizing the
State to give additional aid to the Blue
Ridge Ruilroad Company was also re?
ported upou, and came up for i third
rend i u g.
Mr. Wilson sent to the Pre.sideut n
letter from Wm. H. Truscott, Esq., So?
licitor of the Company, relating to the
affairs of the road, which was read by
tho Clork. A protest from tho Mayor
and Aldermen of Charleston nguinst the
passago of tho bill was also presented by
Mr. Gaillard and read. A long debate
ensued, pending which a despatch was
received from Henry Clews ?fe Co., bank?
ers, in New York, stating that $1,000,000
of the bonds of the road had boen sold
at seventy-five cents on the dollar. Upon
a final vote ou the passage of the bill,
tho ayos were 19, uuys 10, which not be?
ing a two-thirds volo, tho bill was not
At 4 30 P. M. the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 11.15 A. M.
A Senate bill to charter the South Ca?
rolina Phosphate and Phosphatio River
Mining Company was taken up as the
unfinished business of yesterday and re?
committed to the Committee, with in?
structions to report to-morrow.
Mr. Yooum iutroduced a resolution to
rescind tho concurrent resolution where?
by tho General Assembly had deter?
mined to adjourn sine die to-morrow, and
to fix tho time for Tuesday, the 7th of
March. Tho resolution was adopted by
u voto of 53 to 42.
Mr. Hayne introduced a bill to au?
thorize the County Commissioners of
Barnwell to establish a road from Black?
ville to Allondalo.
The Committee on Railroads reported
favorably on a bill to iucorporato tho
Tuguloo and Chattanooga Railroad.
A bill to incorporate the Henling
Springs Baptist Church was also report?
The Committee on Claims reported
upon the claim of Butler Spears, for a
horse lost while acting ns a constable;
which was ordered to be paid.
A bill to invest in tho Attorney-Gene?
ral all tho powers hitherto conferred
upon tho Chief Constable, was intro?
duced. Also, a bill to incorporate the
Beaufort ?iud Columbia Railroad Com?
A bill to charter the North-western
Railroad Company, passed to a third
reading. Also, a bill to pr?vido for tho
election of Justices of tho Peace, Con?
stables, and for other purposes. Also, a
Senate joint resolution authorizing the
Attorney-General to purchase a fire?
proof safe. Also, a bill to incorporate
Thomas Guards, of Green Pond.
Tho Committee on Engrossed bills
reported tho following: A t?enato bill to
nmend an Act to defino tho criminal
jurisdiction of Trial Justices, passed and
was ordered to bo returned to the So
unto. Also, a bill to amend an Act to
incorporate tho Homestead, Building,
Planting and Loau Association. Also, a
hill to re-churter Cypress Causeway.
AJsn, a lill to exteud tho limits of tho
Lowu of Camden. Also, a bill to incor?
porate certain religious associations.
Also, a bill to prohibit tho bringing of
paupers into the State of South Caroli?
na. Also, a bill to repeal an Act to
iincnd an Act for tho assessment and
luxation of property. Also, a joint reco
utiou authorizing tho County Comu?.H
liouers of Kershaw to levy a special tux
ror the purpose of building a County
A Sonato bill lo iucorporato tho Plea
taut Grovo Baptist Church passed sud
vas ordered to bo enrolled for ratifiou
ion. Also, a bill to amend an Act to
leiiuo tho jurisdiction aud duties of
A bill to incorporate the GowaDsvillo
Lodge passed to a third reading. AIKJ,
Senate bill to iucorporato the Charleston
tiifiemeu Club. Also, a Senate bill to
:hango tho name of tho Gap Creek aud
?diddle Sal (ida Turnpike Company, und
o renew and amend the charter thereof.
Mso, a bill to iucorporato tho Shiloh
Jump Ground (Society; to perfect titles
,o certain town lots in the town of Wal?
lalla; a Senate joint resolution anthon/. -
ng the County Commissioners of Lau
coaler to levy ? special tax; bills to pro?
vide for the building of a bridge across
thoNortb Fork o! Ed i s to Kivor; to incor?
porate tho Walhalla Hook and Ladder
I j A Renate bill, to make h?n appropria?
tion for the payment of tho mileage and
per diem of the members of the General
Assembly, was taken np and caused con?
siderable confusion. The bill had been
referred to the Committee on Ways nod
Meums, of which Whipper is Chairman,
Bcveral weeks ago. While Whipper was
absent in Washington the other members
of the committee were desirous of re?
porting on the bill, but could not find
the original manuscript copy sent from
tho Seuate. To effect their object, the
committee) copied one of tho printed
bills and reported upon it. Whipper
stopped the passago of the bill by stating
that it was not the original copy sent
from tho Senate. Tho paper was recom?
mitted to the committee.
A Sonate joint resolution, to appro?
priate 847,000 for the extension and re?
furnishing of the State Lunatic Asylum,
was taken up and, peudiug its discus?
sion, tho House adjourned, at 3.30 P.
A SAD CASUALTY.-As Dr. Joseph
Murray, accompanied by hin wife and
seven ohildren, was returning to his
home from church, nt Ridgnville, on
Sunday evening last, in the neighbor?
hood of Cypress Camp Ground, a sharp
squall felled a large pine tree across the
driver's seat of the carriage, killing in?
stantly a fine boy of eight years, Joseph
Johnson Murray, and wounding severe?
ly, but not fatally, Dr. Murray himself,
aud his son Willie. Dr. Murray and
Willie, and tho boy who was killed, oc?
cupied tho driver's seat-the boy killed
sitting in the middle. Most provideu
tinily, Mrs. Murray und the other ohil
drou escaped without injtuy. Tho car?
riage was broken in pieces.
[ Charleston Co u rici'.
-?. ?-- -
TUE DRUD PERFECTED.-Tho bill of
Congress to appoint a Federal spy io
every County of the South, who shall
have power over the judiciary, tho army,
navy, and pretty well everybody else,
and suspcud the habeas corpus at will,
hus now passed both houses aud needs
but thu sauction of the President to be?
come a law. Wo do not envy this Fede?
ral satrap his position. There are few
respectable men in the South who would
be willing to act in sueh a capacity, uud
as about 1,000 are to be appointed, Sam?
bo will have an unusual opportunity for
promotiou-perhaps wo" should say ele?
vation. -Havannah Republican.
In the recent elimination of nrmy line
officers, tho great majority of those mus?
tered out wore conservative Republicans
and Democrats. Tho pronounced
"trooly loil" have, in all casos, reaped
the benefit of any doubts as to efficien?
cy, morality and sobriety.
FIRE AT BENNETTSVILTJE.-On Thurs?
day night last, the dwelling ol Mr. Wm.
D. Rowe, nearly opposite the Baptist
Church, took fire and was burned down.
Most of the furniture was saved, but the
building, which was a valuable one, was
consumed. Tho fire was accidental.
The colored church at Society Hill,
Darliugtou County, was destroyed by an
incendiary fire, on Friday morning last.
The general impression is that the work
was done by dissatisfied members of the
Androw Brown, a freedman, wai exe?
cuted nt Barnwell Court House, on tho
Tho friends and acquaintances of MHS.
MARGARET MILES and family are invited"
to attond her funeral, at her late residence,
corner of Groon and Gates slrcots, at 1
o'clock, THIS AFTERNOON.
NO TICK.-Proposal? for thu extension of
tho Market House, fur 1?U feet towards
Washington street, will bo received bv tho un
.'orsiRued until WEDNESDAY, the 15th inst.
For further information, in regard thereto,
apply to W. M. llAYNE,
M ireh 1 Chairman Committee.
Richland Lodge No. 39, A. F. M.
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION of
'HIM Lodgo will bo held in Maxnnic
.Hall, THIS (Wednesday) EVENING,
at 7 o'clock. Rv order of tho W. M.
March 1 1 WAPB H MAN NI SC, S', c'y.
Terms Cash Uniy.
OUR terms are strictly cnsU. and no order
will hereafter bo tilled, or goods deliver?
ed, m,til paid for. AH parties indented to us
will iileam- call and pav tho same im mediate?
ly J. S? T. it. AGNEW.
" Mureil t
IHAVE 400 bushels CO 1'TON SEED, which
1 o flor for bale, ut 50 cents per bushel.
Hmso Kood aro sec ?nd year, from David Dick?
son, and tho product of 21 acres of land, from
which I hnvo gathered BJ bales of colton of
100 Ihs., iu tho two years. Only ono mulo
used. R. O'NEALE, Ju ,
March 1 Imo Potten Toa h. .
Morrell's Deep Well Pomp and Fire
THE undersigned, Agont for the abovo
l'UMI'S, highly rocmunnmdu thom to tho
public, as a valuable article in casu ot fire
i boy are chenp, durablo and very effoctivo,
is tho following certificate will slmw.
I herob.V certify ihat ono of t Ito a hove
Pumps saved our ontiro null from destruction
iy tiro a few wooka ago.
JAMES N. JONE?,
biperintondent for Whitlock A- Stack, near
'..lumbla. March 1 Imo
A DESIRABLE STORE, on Main street,
/iL near tho corner of Blauding. Forterms,
inply lo Or. Juhn Lynch, or
Fi b 22 _ "_H F.NDR1 X A BRO.
2JRF.OF.RS' unadulterated doable strong
3 B"ER is tho only reliable pure Bier in
birt elly. JOHN 0. SEEG ERS.
P. S. ' Drink Soogcra' Boer and you will havo
io headache._ Feb 25
Improved Seed Planter.
PARTI RH wantina IP! thor tho Ham o
Dunlan PLANTER will nond thoir miders
it onco. Wo aie now well suppliod, but later
ii the Henson do not think we will be able to
neut tho demand.
Feb 12 ? L?RICK A LOWRANCE.
^ Q ga.;X ^Jgggjfc Spii.1.*1-..
M Alli ABBAMQBMBKTS?-Th? Northern
mail opens at 3:30 P. M.; closes 12.15
P. M. Charleston day mail opona 4.80
P. M.; closes 11.30 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 8.30 A. M.; closes6.00
P. M. Green ville mail opens 4.80 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1 30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On:J
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
PHONIXIANA.-The price of single
copies of the PHONIX ?B five ceuts.
Country publishers in want of oecond
hand type-bourgeois and minion-be?
sides rules, leads, chases, etc., can be
supplied, at about half founders' prices?
by applying at tho PHONIX office. .
Book and job printing of every kind
attended to promptly at PHONIX office.
Messrs. D. C. Peixotto & Son offer for
sale a varied assortment of articles, this
morning-carpeting, shoes, etc. Boo
The following appointments have been
announced at the Executive Depart?
ment: F. A. Miles and J. O. Wilson, of
Marion Couuty, W. G. Harris, Laurena
County, and John B. Smith, of Union
County, to be Notaries Public. JchnD.
Sullivan, of Greenville County, to bo
Deputy Surveyor for that County abd
Notary Public. ' <
Tho water will bo shut off from Rich
laud street, Wost of Malo, this morning,
at 8 o'clock.
We aro authorized to state that Mr. J.
L. Shanklin, of Oconee, has been incor?
rectly reported ns voting for tho Colum?
bia and Greenville Railroad bill, recently
passed iu thc House of Representatives.
Mr. Shauklin voted in the negative, and
dosircs to be tims put upon the record.
Hugh Wilson, Esq., of tho Abbeville
Presa, is in Columbia, on business per?
taining to his paper.
The following gentlemen were, last
evening, elected engineers and axemen
of the Iudcpcudeut Steam Fire Eugine
Company: Chief Eugineer, J. A. J. Der?
rick; First Assistant, J. T. Wright; So
cond Assistant, P. H. Meimbresse; Third
Assistant, Jas. McDougal. Axemen, 0.
Hoofer, F. L. McKenzie, John Schro?
der and W. Beckling.
STEAM POWES -A BEAUTIFUL MAOHIHH.
The presses iu tho PHOENIX office are now
run by steam power-an improved ma?
chine, of sufficient capacity, having been
furnished by Mr. B. Tozer, of this city.
It is of tho vortical class, which is ge?
nerally couccdcd to be the most econo?
mical stylo built-requiring the least
amount of fuel, and lasting longer than
any other class of engines. The space
occupied is about four feet square, and
steam eau be raised in tcu minutes, from
tho time of lighting the fire. The ease
with which it works, demonstrates that
the entire machine has been well design?
ed and carefully fitted up. It is a beau?
tiful piece of work, and hus been ge?
nerally admired by machiuists.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, February 28.-Co?
lumbia Hotel-J. B. Sanders, W. A.
Brudlev, S. P. Simmons, O. M. Sadler,
S. C. ; W. Wade, P. L. Cohen, J. Hope,
J. McClung. Q O. Damon, Augusta; W.
H. Brickman, S. C. B. R. ; L. D. Wurd
law, Jr., Rev. F. J. Shadier, J. A. Jenks,
J. G. Holmes, S. C. Gilbert, G. A. Sey?
mour, A. Tyler, Charleston; M L. Bon?
ham, H. W. Addison, Edgefiold;C. Hop?
kins, F. M.- Schirmer, Baltimore; C. L.
Packard, Atlanta; Miss E. M. Mathews,
Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, Fairfield; Mies
Mobley, G. J. Patterson, CheBtor; C. B.
Curtis, Southiogtou; J. Marfan and
daughter, Brooklyn; W. B. Cash, Bing?
ham's School; T. H. Zimmerman, St.
MatlhewV; H. Wilson, Abbeville; C. H.
Sober, S. P. Faut and wife, Newberry.
Nickerson House.-W. M. Thomas, Otb
Circuit; H. S. Williams, R. S. Stewart,
H. H. Tifiancy, Baltimore; C. H. Se?
nior, J. Thomas and wife, G. J. Bucha?
nan, N. Y. ; R. Stuart and sou, Qnebeo;
P. Jj. Raphael, New Orleans; P. B. B.
Sattes, Florence; T. E. Reynolds, Phil?
adelphia; S. Agnow, Due West; N. T,
Pate, Va. ; J. D. Rockingham, Bermnds;
P. A. Connor, Cokesbury; A. Burr, 0.
Calhoun, S. C.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. N. Jones-Pumps.
Monteith & Fielding-Auction.
D. C. Peixotto & Sou-Auction.
W. M. Hayno-Notico.
Meeting Richland Lodge.
J. Sc T. R. Agnew-Terms Cash.
R. O'Nealo, Jr-Cottou Seed.
MIDNIGHT SUICIDE.-At tho dead
hours of night, rats and mice leave Iheir
holes, bed-bugs and roaches their cran?
nies to feed on I-macseu's Sure Pop and
die ns if struck by apoplexy. Sold by
JIOI.K ANO CoRNRit WohK.-Now is tho tim?
to attack the rats, mice, bedbngs and roaches
iu every bolo and oornor. Just put ISAAC
SEN'S "SURE Pop" in their renell, and they'll
troop out of their haunts, devour it and dio.
Sold by all diuggiats. F I4tu
Lippman'fl Hitters are for salo by all drug
gibt* and dealers. Depot in Columbia. S. C.,
at OKIGER A MoOuEOon's. Druggists. S 19
?1 0P0 reward is offered by tho proprietor of
Dr. Pierce's Alt. Ext. or Golden Medica) Dis?
covery for n medicino that will rqnal it in tho
cure of all thoso diseases for which it is re?
commended, among which are nev? ro. ncuto
or lingering Coughs, Consumption in its curly
stages, Bronchitis, "Liver Complaint," or
'flliHousnesB." Const ?pm ion of tho Bowel*,
Scrofulous DiscaeCH and Skin Di.-eatcs, aa
Emptions, Pimple?, Blotches and Boils. It ia
sold bv drnggicts. Feb ^0 Vlf-3