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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sunday Momma, March 12,1871.
?Tbc Sterling Debt."
We concur very fully in tbo spirit and
iubstuuco of tue remarks ciado upon
tibia subjeot by our cotemporary of the
Charleston Courier. The Courier first
pointedly and foroibly presents tho sys?
tem of public spoliation that has been
going on in this State for the past three
years, and which threatens absolute
bankraptoy. Before tho war about
$300,000 was sufficient for the ordinary
expenses of the State, and now the ex?
penses of a single session of tho Legisla?
ture amonnt to $130,000-this sumbeiDg
exclusivo of the interest on the public
debt and the general support of the
State Govornment. The Courier adds:
"Tho taxes now imposed on real estate
aud property amounts to its practical
confiscation. This is valued for taxation
at nearly doublo the prico it would bring
ia the market, and thon on enormous tax
imposed. The burthen ia inoreased not
only by an overestimate of its value, but
by an enhanced? rate of taxation. ThuB
ic is that ovory department of lifo stag?
gers under the immonso burthens im?
posed, and every character of business is
impeded. And this not for a Govern?
ment of right but of wrong. These are
imposed by a Government not the repre?
sentativo or the choice of tho intelligence
or the virtue of the commonwealth. Thc
whole object is that of self-aggrandize
ment and enrichment, without the least
care or conoern for tho real body of the
peoplo, out of whose pockets thes9 ex?
penditures are to be redeemed.
"Tho debt of the State before the war,
aud evon after the war, was small and
within easy compass. Sinoo tho war,
sud the advent of ignorance and misrule,
it has been inoreased to an indefitito ox*
Sont. Nearly every employee of the Go?
vornment has become rich, whilo thc
peoplo aro taxed more heavily, and
ilmost out of existence."
Let us como, now, to tho public debt
of tho State, so largely increased of late.
W7i-.il is il? Can any one givo a defi?
nite statement of the amount of this
debt? The tax-payers aro robbed and
.hen denied tho information as to their
owu affairs to which they are entitled.
Now it is proposod to create a sterling
funded debt to absorb the existing pub?
lic debt. But os tho Courier well ob?
"When a debtor proposes to fund all
of bis debts by consolidating them, if all
is right, he first makes a statement of
the amount of the indebtedness for
which this new liability is to bo created.
But here all that we have is that the
bonds issued under this new Act are 'to
be used exclusively in exchange for, or
in payment of, the existing public debt
of the State.' There is no specification
of amount, or what this public debt,
thus alluded to, consists. And this is
precisely what the peoplo are entitled to,
and what they have the right to be in?
"The Act authorises the issue by tho
State of sterling bonds to the amount of
?1,200,000. Tho pouud sterling ia esti?
mated by the Act at S3, in gold coin of
tue United States. These bonds are to
be negotiated by the Governor, tho At
toruey-Geuoral, tho Treasurer aud tho
Financial Agent, at New York, (Mr.
Kimpton.) with the aid of a financial
agent in Loadou, aud are to bo redeem?
able, both principal and interest, in gold.
.Ibo fuith, credit aud fonda of the State
of Sjuth Carolina are solomuly and irre
.jjcably pledged for thc punctual pay?
ment of the principal aud interest of the
fiebt hereby created, and for tho annual
redemption of that portion thoreof foi
which a sinking fuud is authorized; and
tue issue, by the Governor, of any ol
the bonds hereby authorized, shall be
conclusive evidence in favor of any bona
fido holder thoreof that tho provisions ol
this Act have beeu fully complied with
by the State officers, and that such bonds
are legally and proporly created.'
"But more than this, it is provided;
'That au annual tax, in additiou to all
other taxes, shall be levied upon all the
taxable property within this State, suffi?
cient to pay the interest on the debt
hereby authorized at the time when such
interest shall become duo aud payable,
und such interest shall be romitted to
said financial agent in Loudon, und a
further similar tax shall bo levied in thc
same manner, sufficient to pr?vido for n
sicking fund of 2 per centum, in gold,
per annum, on the full amount of ?he
debt hereby created, which sinking fnucl
shall be remitted to thc said financia!
agent of the State, in London, to bo ap?
plied to the redemption and payment ol
2 por continu of the principal of thc
said bonds at par.'
"Independent of all tho other im?
monso burden imposed upon tho people,
this Act imposes a tax of 3 por cent, per
annum, independent of the other taxes,
on ?1,200,000 sterliug. This, at $5 in
gold coin to the pound, is equal tc
80,000,000. 8 per cent, on this ii
equal to $480,000, which tho tnx-p3yert
of South Carolina will hnvo every yeai
to pay, in addition to all the other taxa
lion whioh now exists, aud which, iu thc
present, amounts nearly to a practical
coufisoatiou of their property.
"But thc inquiry naturally arises,
whence tho necessity of any funding bill
ut all? Tho debt of tho Stato, which it
justly due, oan be redeomed just as woll
without it as with it. It either adds tc
the debt of the State, or it does not. Il
it does, then it is a monstrous wrong,
If it does not, then it is cither useless
or has somo covered purpose. Tho lat
ter we nnpreheud tc bc thc truth. Foi
by the conversion of the present nllegct
indebtedness ol' tho State iuto the fund
ed debt, to prevent any inquiry into th<
txtect, character and justice ol the deb
us it exists, or as to'what'hts betome o?
the numerous financial transactions of
the past few years, and thus forever si?
lence inquiry and prevent investigation.
It is to convert these doubtful,' and un?
certain, and iu ft measure unknown is?
sues into a truo and valid liability, and
by taxing tho pooplo annually for their
redemption, undor the new form of a
sterling debt, enrich all those for whose
benefit they wero issued. It either
amounts to this, or elso the Act is with?
out purpose or meaning."
YORKVH,LE, S. C., March 10, 1S71.
MR. EDITOR : As exaggerated reports
have no doubt reached your city con?
cerning affairs in York County, I deem
it due to the people to furnish a brief
statement of occurrences here duri jg the
past few days.
On Saturday night, tho 25th February,
one Anderson Brown, a colored man, was
taken from bia house and killed by men
in disguise. He had not figured promi?
nently as a politician, but enjoyed the
reputation of having burned ono gin
houso and ono barn, the property of in?
offensive citizens, the weok previous.
On Sunday night, the 26tu, or rather
Monday morning, about 1 o'olock, a
party of men in disguise visited the resi?
dence of the County Treasurer, one E.
M. Rose, for the purpose of inflicting
personal puuinhmont (probably death)
upon him. They stole nothing from his
office or dwelling, nor did they fire a
shot at him, as alleged in his letter pub?
lished in your paper soon afterwards; but
his person would undoubtedly have suf?
fered, had ho not executed a brilliant
flank movement. This individual enjoys
a very small share of political promi?
nence-his principal distinction arising
from a very well-defined suspicion that
ho was tho head of the incendiaries that
have applied the torch so vigorously in
our Conuty for the past few weeks.
On Monday night, tho Gth inst., ono
Jim Rainy (colored) was hung by persons
iu disguise. This person's only distinc?
tion arose from the circumstance that ho
was Captain of a company of Governor
Scott's militia-one of thoso armed with
breech-loading guns, bayonets, and hall
cartridges in a time of profound peace
which said arms, Ara, had been used
under his instructions to arrest and in?
timidate quiet citizens. He is also re?
portad as the hoad of a company of
colored Ku Klux-At least, he had made
Another colored man was shot by men
in disguise during tho early part of the
week, whose namo wo never before heard,
and whose only crime that we have heard
was that he had abandoned tho social
partner of his own color, and had takon
to wife iico whito women.
One Jed Williams was shot at and
wounded some days previous. This act
only prevented his arrest upon a warrant
about to be issued against him for the
burning of a gin house in tho County.
This covers the list of casualties in York.
So yon will perceive that although
there hus been lawlessness in York,
which every law-abidiug citizen deeply
regrets, yet there has been some reason
for it, although there may have boeu no
It is useless to deny that thoro is dis
contont among our people. Tho arming
of thc negroes-the intemperato uso
made by them of theso arms-the organ?
ized system of incendiarism, confessedly
their work-and, above all, the bare?
faced plundering practiced by tho Le?
gislature during its session-has pro?
duced a fever of excitement that will not
rest very quietly until tho State Govern?
ment gets into botter hands. At present
all is quiet, and I hopo wo will be able
to remain so. OBSERVER.
TUE VALUE OF PARTIES.-Speaker
Blaine, in returning thanks for his elec?
tion ns Speaker of the Forty-second
Congress, made some neat remarks. Tho
following will bear reproduction, as con?
taining censure of tho radical party,
none tho less severe because unintended,
for its notorious disregard for the rights
of minorities during the season of itt;
"Chosen by the party representing tho
political majority in this House, tho
Speaker owos a faithful allegianco to the
principles and the policy of that party.
But he will fall far below tho honorable
requirements of his station if he fails to
give to tho minority its fullest rights
under tho rules which he is called upon
to administer. The successful working
of our grand system of government de?
pends in largo measure on tho vigilnnce
of party organization ; and the most
wholesome legislation which this House
producos and effects is that which results
from opposing forces, mutually eager
and watchful, and well-nigh balanced in
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT-His
Honor Judge Bryan presiding, Charles?
ton, March 10:
Ex parte Warren Boyd, Pickens; J. T.
C'authen, Kershaw; F. D. Coleman, Lau?
rens; D. W. Jordan, Kershaw; H. C.
Lawson, Union. Petitions for discharge
iu bankruptcy. Tho reports of regis?
trars were read and confirmed, and there
beiug no objection, the Judgo signed the
orders of discharge.
J. D. Wylie, assignee, in re P. D.
Groen, bankrupt. Ordered, that Regis?
trar Clawson tax the costs. In tho case
of ex parte W. H. Green, in re F. D.
Green, it was ordered that ?100 be al?
lowed Registrar Clawsou as additional
Murders are so rifo in New York that
tho press there no longer chronicles them
separately, gloating lovingly over each
individual horror, as in the good old
times, but now lumps them all ina batch,
under tho significant heading of "Last
The London workmen aro carried on
the railroads ten miles once a day each
way fer ;i week for twenty-five cents.
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 10,1871.
Gouucil re-assembled at 7 P. M.
Alderman Wigg stated that es the
charter of tho Independent Fire Com?
pany required their 'meetings to be held
on tho first and third Tuesdays of each
mouth, (thc samo dato which, by rulo
first, Couucil was required to meet,) and
as tho Council Chamber had been
granted for the meetings of tho Fire
Company, he would, in order to oecorn
modato tho Company, iutroduco the fol?
lowing resolution :
Resolved, That rule first bc amended
by striking out the words "first" and
"third" and inserting in lieu thereof tho
words "secoud" aud "fourth."
On the question of adopting the reso?
lution, fa two-thirds voto being neces?
sary,) Alderman Wigg called for the yeas
aud nays, which were taken, resulting as
follows: Yeas 9: nays-. Adopted.
Thoso voting in the affirmative are his
Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen Good?
wyn, Minort, "Mooney, Simons, Smith,
Thompson, SVallaco and Wigg-9.
On motion of Alderman Wigg, rule
twenty wa3 suspended until further
Au ordinance providiug for the assess?
ment and taxation of property for the
year 1871 received its first reading.
On motion of Alderman Wigg, it was
Resolved, That the Committee on
Water Works bo authorized to contract
for the laying of water pipo from corner
Richland street, aloug Lincoln street, to
corner Blanding street.
Council proceeded to consider charges
against Policemau T. Hill, viz: druuk
and asleep on post on night of February
Policeman Hill plead not guilty.
Witnesses wero examined, aud after
mature deliberation, tho following reso?
lution was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That Policeman Thomas Hill
be dismissed from tbc polioe force.
Tho charges against Policemau D.
Kelly were taken up.
A statement being made that Charles
McGuckin, late Chief of Police, lind re?
fused to attend as a witness, it was, on
motion of Alderman Wigg,
Resolved, That tho further considera?
tion of tho charges bc postponed uutii
Thursday, March 1G, aud that tho Mayor
do issue a warrant to compel the attend?
ance of Charles McGuckiu.
On motion of Alderman Simons,
Couucil adjourned until Tuesday, March
l-l, at ? P. M.-regular meeting.
TUE CHESTER AFFAIR.-We notice
quite a lengthy report of the Chester
affair in tho Columbia Union. After
giving some horrible details of "Ku
Klux outrages," and such like, it says :
"When the 3 o'clock morning train ar
lived, it brought from Winnsboro about
fifty armed men." This account, no
doubt, was given the Union by Roister,
who bas told an unmitigated lie. We
presume the numbots were magnified by
his fear ; and ho forgets that ho sought
the protection of thc Winnsboro party,
which was freely given. The party who
went to Chester from this place were tele?
graphed for by prominent citizens of
that town, to assist in putting down a
distnrbanco that was about to occur,
which they Hid, and then returned quiet?
ly to their homes. Wo are at a loss to
know why the radical party publish such
inflammatory articles. Is it to intimi?
date us up-countrymen ? If so, you aro
badly mistaken. If you want something
to hurp on, turu your heads towards the
State House. Look at tho corruption
that has been going on there for the past
three months. Not satisfied with thc
bribes they received to pass rascally bills,
some of them wind up by stealing thc
carpets from the committee rooms. No,
Mr. Union, we want peace, honesty, and
no gin-house burning, and we intend to
have it. Roister has told you un infa?
mous lie. And if you will sift the mat?
ter thoroughly, you will find that all the
"outrages," as you term them, in the
up-country, aro brought about by just
such men as Roister. All we ask of your
party is to keop their hands out of tho
State Treasury, not burn our property,
and legislate for us fairly, and there will
be peace and quiet in the country. If
this is not dono, ibero never will be
peaco until ono party or the other is ex?
terminated.- W innsboro Neics.
Two thousaud five hundred dollars
will be paid for tho arrest and delivory
at the office of the Superintendent of
Police, iu tho city of New York, of Billy
Forrester, alias Billy Marshall, alias
Billy or Frank Campbell, alias Frnnk
Livingstone, alias Frank Harding, alias
Frank Howard ; age thirty-five, height
five feotsix inches, slim build, but tough
and wiry ; rather broad, square shoul?
ders ; weighs 1-10 pounds ; rather long,
sparo faco ; black eyes, having a wild
expression ; high, square forehead ;
mouth narrow, aud corners drawn down ;
upper lip stauds out a little ; medium
sized, straight nose ; straight black hail,
cut short ; heavy black moustache, curls
at tho cuds toward tho mouth ; sunken
cheeks, but high cheek-bones ; small,
narrow foot ; generally walks with his
hands in Lis coat pockets ; tooth ont left
upper jaw ; bracelet in India ink on loft
wrist. He is charged with being tho
murderer of Mr. Nathan. Certain reve?
lations mado by ono Ellis bas led to tho
Tho most peaceful and prosperous
Southern Slates are Missouri, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Delaware, Moryland, Vir?
ginia, West Virginia, North Carolina
?nd Georgia. They all stand under De?
mocratic rule. If disturbance horoto
[oro existed in any of them, it ceasod
ilniost tho moment tho State passed into
tho Democratic ranks. Confidence came
it once, and with it peace and protpci
ity. Thoughtful men will do well to
contrast thia fact with tho confusion aud
disorder of thoso Southern States which
tre still uuder Radical and negro rule.
\ Finsbury Pap jr.
A SPECIMEN CAROLINA RADICAL.-OU
yesterday a negro from South Carolina,
named john Williams, who is said to
ba either Door Keeper or Sergeant-at
Arms of the Sooth Carolina House of
Representatives, was in Augusta and was
detected in au attempt to beat tho
bridge keeper out of ton cents. "Williams
walked over tho bridge from Hamburg,
and when his toll was demanded by tho
deputy keoper, ho promised pay on his
return. Wheu he came back, a few
hours afterwards, ho was stopped by the
keeper, but told the latter a falsehood,
namely, that he paid when he lirst came
across. Fortunately, about'.bis time tb?
deputy made his appearance on the
scene, aud Williums was exposed in his
attempt to defraud tho city and made to
shell out the necessary nie kies before be
was allowed to proceed.
\Augusta Chronicle & Sentinel.
About 2 o'clock on tho morning of tho
4th, at Mount Carmel, Pa., a terrible
crime was perpetrated. Several houses
owned by Colonel Hoff were attacked by
a band of outlaws. The men living in
these houses are employed by F. Roads
k Co., who aro running mines independ?
ent of tbo workingmen's union. They
attacked tho buildings in the North and
West sides. During the firing some of
them broko open oue of thc doors of
one of the buildings and put a keg oi
powder in the house with a fuse attached.
After igniting he rau away. In a few
minutes the keg exploded and blew up
tho Eastern portion of thc building.
During the firing a mau mimed George
Hoffman was shot while in bed. Crimo
in prevnleut in tho coal region, and the j
excitement is growing intense.
The Charlottesville (Va.) Chronicle
states that a difficulty occurred on Mon?
day afternoon, in a restaurant iu that
town, between David aud Wm. Bacon
aud Robert Richardson. Mr. Samuel
Richardson, of Flu vanna, a man of
about sixty, an old railroad contractor,
nud well known in the commuuity, hap?
pened to bc iu the room, and stepped up
to part thom, wheu he received a shot
through the chest, not far from the re?
gion of tho heart. His .situation is very
critical, and the wound will probably be
fatal. The shot is said to have been
fired by David Bacon.
lu Chicago, on the night of the Otb, a
family named Walker, consisting of Mr.
aud Mrs. Walkerand two children, living
in Mc Henry County, a short distance
North of Elgin, Illinois, were found
dead in their house. A letter found ex?
plained that their father und mother had
given laudanum to the children and
taken it themselves, aud were happy iu
believing that they would go with their
ohildren to a better world. They were
FATAL ACCIDENT.-We leorn that Mr.
J. Porter McAteer, a citizen of this
County, living a few miles North of the
village, was thrown from his horse, on
Monday last, and instantly killed. The
deceased bad been here ou business and
was returning home. He loaves a fam?
At au auction salo in Columbus, Ga., a
day or two ago, 81,755 of Confederate
notes were sold for $1, and 610,200 of
Confederate four per cent, certificates for
thc samo sum.
An Arkansas planter, who has recently
noticed the work of about sixty China?
men, reports that they are bettor cotton
pickers than tho negroes.
Thc friends and acquaintances of Mr. and
Mrs. Flynn, and of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Walker,
aro respectfully invited to attend tho .ancrai
o? Mr. PATRICK FLYNN, at tho Catholic
Church, THIS AFTERNOON, at 1 o'clock.
Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Rich?
COLUMBIA, MARCO ll. 1871.
ASPECIAL SESSION of the Court of Com?
mon Picas for Richland County will be
held at Columbia, commencing on tho
FOURTH MONDAY of March instant, for the
trial of such canses as may properly come
boforo it. By order of Hon. Samuel W. Mel?
ton, Circuit Judgo Fifth Circuit of youth Ca?
rolina. D. B. MILLER, C. C. C.
March 12 t7
St. Patrick's Day.
THE HIBERNIAN SOCIETY will celebrate
the anniversary of Ireland's Patron Sniut
DU the evening Ol the 17th instant, at the
Members of tho Society will meet at their
room, at G.30 V. M., for transaction cf busi?
Guests will attend at the Columbia Hotol,
it 8.30 P. M., for Slipper.
Tickets may bo obtained at tho stores of
Messrs. J. ti T. R. Agnew, P. Cantwell, and at
:he Columbia Hotel, and from tho following
31. J. CALNAN, 1
J. DOOLY, I
M. BRANNON, > Committee.
W. GORMAN, I
R. HANNAN, j
March 12 f3 P. CANTWELL, Sec'v.
A HOUSE WANTED-A nice COT
jn> TAGE HOUSE, containing four or live
ttlli Rooms, with suitablo outbuildings, in
Bastera part of city, can be rented to a good
en ant. Possession desired on the 1st of
Ipr il. Apply at this ofljec. March 13 0*
Foil REJIT, four large unfurnished
ROOMS, with kitchen, in a flret-elabs
tooao. Encpiirc at th id office. March ll 3
??-OTlCE.-My wifo, MARTHA JOYNER,
L^i having left my bed and board, on the
?3d of October last, without causo, I caution
bc public against contracting any account
vit h her in my name, as nono snob will bo
?aid by mc. A. B. JOYNER.
March 8 G_
SPECIAL, ATTENTION given to tho COl
j lection of Commercial Paper, Interest
in State and Railroad Bonds aud Stocks, and
Jonvcrsion of State Securities, by
Nov 23 Omo_ g QAMBRILL. BroW.
2TOCKS, BONDS and COUPONS bought
5 and sold by D. GAMBRILL, Broker.
COUNTY CLAIMS AND JURY CERTI?
FICATES bought bv
Feb S_^flAMBRILL, Broker.
??1 PE Cl AL NOTICE.-Hereafter all Stores
3 ami Bar-Rooms, (except Drug Stores,)
mist bc closed on the Sabbath. Rv order:
TORN A. JACKSON,
Much ; Chiof of !'>. '.^e
XZt G o &> JL Xt O XJCL sst . i
DEATH.-It will be seen that Mr. Pa?
trick Flynn, an old citizen of thia city,
died on yesterday. Wo record with sor?
row the sad ovent of hm death,
STILL THEY COME.-Several more com?
panies of United States troops passed
through Columbia, yesterday, en rovie
to the Counties of Chester and York.
PERSONAL.-The Rev. S. J. Trimo,
tho vcterau editor of tho New York Ob?
server, and a distinguished journalist, is
on a visit to tbis city. Mr. Prime seeks
the bondit of our climntc in behalf of
himself and a sick member of bis family.
NEVER DESPAIR.-Let the arrows of
misfortune fall thick and fast; lut the
storm of advorsity sweep down upou you
liko a hurricane; lot hope ever vail ker
face; as long as tbero is a single ticket
to tho Chapman Sisters left for sale, you
can afford to smilo away j'our sorrows.
Go and buy one to-morrov?.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Thc Northern
mail opens at 3.30 P. M.; closes 12.15
P. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; close3 11.30 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens S.30 A. M.; closes COO
P. M. Greenville mail opens 7.30 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1.30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. Ou
Sunday office open from 3 to 1 P. M.
Kc Knox AMONG TUE FOWLS.-Many
foul deeds have beeu charged against the
K, K.\s, but tho /btci-est that we have
beard of was brought to our attention
yesterday, by Mr. Richard Barry. Ile
exhibited to us an egg, the small cud of
which bas it large, distinct and nicely
formed capital K, imprinted upon it by
a lusus nulurte. Thc egg is the first that
the ben bas furnished. Wu presume the
ben has been au eye witness to a verita?
ble Ku Klux, and hence the fowl deed.
The egg eau be seen sit Mr. Dorry's
ST. PATRICK'S DAY.-Oar Irish friend i
of the Hibernian Society will give a big
"blow out" on the 17th of this month,
in honor of old Ireland's patron saint.
Those who were present at last year's
celebration will hardly fail to again par?
ticipate in the festivities of a liko occa?
sion. Dy reference to the advertscmeut,
it will be seen whero tickets can be pur?
chased. In ages past, there wero per?
sons living iu one part of Ireland who
said that Patrick was born on the Otb of
March ; others contended that ho was
born on tho 8th, and a troublesome dis?
pute arose, which, it is said, was settled
by the Head of tho Church, who, to sa?
tisfy all parties, added 8 and 0 together,
and called the 17th of Mrrch St. Pa?
PECEXIXIAXA.--The price of single
copies of the PUCENIX is fivo cents.
Book and job printing of evory kind
attended to promptly at PHCENIX office.
Plain and fancy colored printing exe?
cuted with neatness and despatch, ou tho
most reasonable terms. All tho latest
styles of cards, ?cc, on hand and printed
in excellent style, at the PHOSIX office.
A fount of minion of about 200 pounds,
together with two-line letter, nearly new,
will be sold at 40 cents a pound, with
the cases. This is a bargain, as tho
foundry price is 08 cents. Also, a lot of
second-hand bourgeois and miuiou, at
25 aud 30 cents. Besides leads, rules,
Pamphlets, briefs, catalogues, dodgers,
posters, hand-bills, bill-heads-in fact,
everything in the way of job printing
gotten up iu the best stylo and on terms
that we pledsc ourselves will be satisfac?
tory to all parties. Let us hear from
you, business men, in tho shapo of or?
ders for tho spring trade. With ap?
proved machinery and steam power, wo
challenge comparison in prices.
Wo have received a copy of Our Ihme
Journal, a new illustrated paper, devotod
to Southern agriculture, general indus?
try, news, literature and domostic eco?
nomy, published at New Orleans, La.
It is printed from clear, new type, with
good black wood-cut ink, upon fine book
paper, and folded neatly for binding, as
well as being handsomely illustrated
with fine engravings, thus making it de?
cidedly a neflt agricultural and family
paper. Every ouo should have it. Sam?
ple copies sent free on application. Ad?
dress James H. ITummel, publisher, 10'j
Camp street, New Orleans.
The post offico at Alston, Fairfield
Couuty, has been re-established, and
Edward H. Chapia appointed post?
Den Butler, having drawn a back seat
in the Houso, persuaded DeLarge, who
had been moro fortunato, to exchange
with him. That's his old trick-kocpirg
himself to the front at tho expense of tho
Company I, ISth United States In-1
Pantry, under command of Captain j
Koeler, was despatched Friday, by Major :
Van Voorst, commauding officer of this
post, to Chester County I
We learn that mattera were quiet in
Chester and York on yesterday.
A Committee from York, we learn, bad
i|couference last night with Gov. Scott,
in relation to tho difficulties in that
Thc astronomical spring will begin e*j
mo 20th of March.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAV.-Tri?
nity Church--Kev. P. J. Shand, Rector.
LOU: A. M. and 4 P. M.
St. retev'a Church-Rev. Francis Ja
rpieinot, 1st Mass 7 A. M.; 2d Mass.
Lu'.J; Afternoon Service 4 P. M.
Lutheran Church-Rev. T. S. liciutst
10'.< A. M.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. Jos. R
Wilson, 10 j? A. M. and 7?$ P. M.
Wushington Street Church-Rev. M
Drown, 10J? A. M. and 3>? P. M.
Marion Street Church-Rev. W W.
Mood, lOj^ A. M. and 7j-2' P. M.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. L. Revuelas,
10?; A. M. and 7>2 P. M.
Roth houses of Congress have passed
a bill authorizing and requiring the Se?
cretary of the Treasury to redeem in
lawful money, under such rules and re?
gulations as he maj from time to time
prescribe, nil copper bronze, copper
nickel, i;ud base metal coinage of any
kind heretofore authorized by law, when
presented in sums of not less than $20.
Whenever, under this authority, these
coins aie presented for redemption in
such quantity as to show thc amount
outstanding to be redundant, the Secre?
tary o? thc Treasury is authorized to
discontinue or diminish tue manufacture
and issue of such coinage until other?
wise ordered by him. There are ?10,
000,000 of them in tho country.
A Tonne?sce postmaster enclosed to
the United States Treasurer a slip cat
[rom a recent North Carolina paper, set?
ting forth that the postmaster at Hills?
boro, N. C., has been fined two dollars
ind ninety dollars costs for refusing to
receive mutilated currency in payment
[or postage stamps, and says that since
:ho appearance of this article in print
lis ollicc has been Hooded with mutilated
currency, and desires to know whether
ie is compelled to tako or may refuse
ike money so preeeuted. Treasurer
Spinner replies, statiug that under the
rides of tho Treasury Deportment post?
masters are authorized to receive such
jurreucy for its full value in payment of
postage stamps when in cases of United
atato notes not more than one-twentieth
jf the noto is miesing, and in cases of
'ractional currency when not more than
me-teuth is mi- sing. When such notes
ind fractional currency are mutilated
jeyoud tho standard referred to no one
is compelled to receivo them for any part
jf their value, and tho only place where
>uch notes may bo redeemed is at the
United States Treasury.
HOTEL AnnrvALS, March ll-Columbia
Hotel-C. Foote, J. Dunlap, S. J. Prince..
Mrs. Stoddard, Z. H. Ritchen and wife,
Kew York; J. H. Adams, Richland; T.
). Bell, J. F. Hart, Yorkville; J. R.
Bambridge, Rochester; J. C. Rich,
Richboro; H. W. High, C., C. & A. R.
R. ; W. D. Kennedy, Charleston; H.
?trouso, Philadelphia; S. R. Smith,
Ballimore; J. M. Sullivan, J. H. Sulli
can, Greenville; Wm. Wade, Augusta;
H. S. Johnson, Sandwich Islands.
dickerson House-J. F. Johnson, Geo.
Mansfield, Georgia; Wm. Watson, Now
iTork; Joseph B. Glover, Boston; J. C.
Fagg, C., C. ?c A. R. R.; Miss J. White,
Miss Lilla Brown, Charleston; W. R.
Kline, Rock Hill; F. D. Bush, G. & C.
ii. R. ; Gen. S. McGowan, Abbeville; H.
j. Hollins, Jacksonville; S. H. Arm?
strong, S. C. ; Mrs. Mary Heath, Lewis
LIST OF NEW ADVEUTISESIENTS.
John Agnew-Sale for Foreclosure.
D. B. Miller-Court of Common Pleas.
George L, Dial-Salo for Foreclosure.
P. Cantwell-St. Patrick's Day.
More than one hundred thousand persona
innually dio in tl.is country from Coi.euniv
ion, winch ie hut tho child of Catarrh. $000
s offered hy tho propriotor of Dr. Sago's Ca
arrh Ileniedy for a caso of Catarrh he caunot
;uro. Sold hy druggists, or send sixty conts
o Dr. It. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., and got it
>ymail. A pamphlet free. M 12 U+3
MID-NIGHT SUICIDE.-At the dead
lours of night, rats and mice leave their
?oles, bed-bugs and roaches their cran
lics to feed on Isaacson's Suro Pop and
lie as if struck by apoplexy. Sold by
Lippmau's Bitters are for sale by til drc^
;istw and dealers. Depot in Columbia, t?. C.,
X CnioEK ?*c McGur.oon's, Druggists. S lb
3L.D ?AMC Hi 1.1.s anil MCTII.ATKU
CtRHKNCY bought and sold bv
Nov 23 fimo D. OAMBItILL. Br?ker.
trOTICE.-Proposals for the extension ot
.1 tho Market llousc, for 100 feet toward;
Washington street, will bc received hythe uu
orsijrncd until WEDNESDAY, the 15th inti?
\,r further information, in regard thereto,
pplv to W. M. HAYNE,
W. H. WIG?,
Mach 1 Committee.
rp YOI' WAST
L Bill HOMINY,
PEARL HOMINY, or
Gjto MONTEITH A FIELDING'S.
Feb tl Near the Marke:
COTTON' SEED OIL CAKE ctn bc h? 1
J at all times, and in any quantity, of
Jan 21_E: HOPF.
Every One Drinks Seegeis' Beer,
OECAUfc'E it ajivc-a strength cud improve
[5 their be.V.th. March I!