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COLUMBIA. S. 0.
Wednesday I&orninp, March 15, 1871.
We learn that at the instance of Gov.
Scott, a number of prominent citizens
from various portions of the State met
him on Monday evening last, for the
purpose of a freo and candid conference
as to the best means of promoting peace
in the State. Wo are not able to state
definitely the details of the conference.
But we learn that the gentlemen in con?
sultation expressed themselves very can?
didly and fully as to the causes of the
difficulties that have occurred. After
doing this, it was left to tho Governor
lo sot upon the information given, and
to take such action ns might be based
upon the views aud facts presented by
the citizens brought into consultation.
It will be seon whether anything of ben?
efit to the State and of advantage to the
public interest shall result from this
conference. We hope, of course, that
good may como of it. That the disease
ender which tho body politic is suffer?
ing is serious and deep-seated, is obvi?
ous. A feeling of the gravest discon?
tent pervades the State, and we feel sure
that no superficial remedies will avail
aught in bringing about a couditiou of
things that shall be conducive to tho
moral and material interests of South
As to this oonference, we are satisfied
that tho citizens invited to confor with
the Governor did well to respond to tho
The earnest protest uttered in tho
House of Representatives, at Washing?
ton, against the employment of the bay?
onet at the ballot-box by thosa worthy
gentlemen-Eldridge, of Wisconsin,
Cor, of New "York, and Kerr and Voor
bies, of Indiana-will be remembered to
their credit when tho tricksters who lent
themselves to the Bubversion of the safe?
guards of a people's liberty will be for?
gotten, or, if remembered, remembered
only to be execrated. The bill was an
assault on self-government-an attempt
to control the expression of political
sentiment within the respective States,
and to seoure majorities against the well
understood wishes of the people.
In relation to this matter, Mr. Yoor
hies thus addressed the supporters of
"You crushed the States of the South
after their people had .surrendered; you
invaded their voting precincts; you re?
gulated all their ?lections with the iron
hand ot the military; you olected such
persons as you desired. Thero is no?
thing more to be done in that quarter.
Your ruthless work is finished nuder a
Southern sky. And now, unlike the
great Alexander, who wept because there
were no more worlds to conquer, you
have found new and inviting fields of
conquest over your own countrj'meu;
and this bill declares the war and orders
the ravaging and devastating march-a
march over the ark of the covenant of a
free Constitution, and over the down?
trodden forms of American freemen.
You turn away for awhile from your
Southern captive. You turn tho edge of
the sword now to the States of the
North. You poiut your cannon toward
Saratoga and Monmouth and Brandy?
wine and Bunker Hill."
FLANKING THE BATOXET LAW.-The
Congressional Act for subjecting elec?
tions to the Federal armyapplios only to
States whero somo Federal officer is voted
for-as elections for Congross and Presi?
dent. State elections, if held at thc
same time, are subjected to the same law,
but if held on any other day aro not.
To flank this tyrannical law, wo find in
the New York Senate of Monday the fol?
"lu the Senate, this evening, Senator
Hardenburg introduced a bill providing
that hereafter tho annual election iu this
(State of thc first Tuc-jday after tho first
Monday iu November, except the elec?
tion for President, vice-President, nud
members of Congress, be changed to the
first Tuesday in October of each year,
aud that all legal provisions applying to
elections shall apply to tho elections
uuder this bill."
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Tho Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel,
referring to the conflict of ordinances
between the corporations of Augusta
and Hamburg, says:
Parties stationed near thc bridge state
that they overheard a negro, unmed John
Williams, say that if tho foot toll was
not removed by next Thursday, that tho
.bridge would be burucd. This Williams
is thc Door-keeper or the Sergeant-at
Arms of tho South Carolina Legislature,
and is the samo fellow who attempted to
cross tho bridge without paying last
week, but was forced to shell out before
ho was allowed to proceed. Other co?
lored belligerent Hamburgers declare
that they serious]}' intend to set up a
toll-gate ou their side of the bridge. lu
tho meantime, wo presume that our navy
will be gotten ready for uso as speedily
as possible, so that if Hamburg decides
upon war, tho village maybe bombarded
at a momont's warning. When thc land
forces are organized, wo loaru that tho
Edgefield Advertiser mau will be offered
a high command.
Lying about loose-Tho Republican
THE RIOT IK MEKTDIAK.- The Meri?
dian (Miss.) Qa*eHe, of Tuesday* March
7, gives the following det?ils of the vio?
lent scenes at that place, heretofore no?
ticed in our despatones:
Saturday afternoon Billy Clopton had
his thin brigade of negro militia in arms,
and paraded the streets ns usual. Billy
was extremely abusivo towards the close
of the militia exercises, and declared that
with 100 men he could annihilate 1,000
white men-that tho whites were afraid
of the negroes, and he would have his
way in Meridian. He was not inter?
fered with or molested. When the fire
broke out the Bame scoundrel was on
hand, thanking God the rebels' proper?
ty was burning, and praying that the
flames would consume every building in
the city. He drew a pistol on a man
who remonstrated, and would have killed
him but for the interference of a friend?
ly negro. While marching up the street
in front of the fire, with pistol in hand,
cursing rebels and gloating over their
misfortunes, ho waa suddenly and very
nnexpectedly knocked down, disarmed,
and left to colored comrades, who car?
ried him out of the orowd, when he boat
a hasty retreat for home. About this
time, while the fire was rngiug and our
citizens struggling to arrest it und save
a little of their property, the bell of the
African church pealed forth the usual
signal for tho negroes to repair there.
This was more than our people could
stand, and a company was at once formed
and marched to the residence of the she?
riff, where a tender was made of the
posse, and a request made for the arrest
of Billy Clopton. The sheriff sent his
deputy, Mr. Belk, in ohargeof tho posse,
and arrested Clopton and placed him
under guard in the court house. Tho
turbulent threats of tho negroes and
their white allies called tho oitizens to?
gether again Sunday afternoon and even?
ing, when 100 men volunteered to vindi?
cate the majesty of tho law and crush
lawlessness, no matter whence it might
come. TUe town was well policed on
Sunday night, and a strong guard of cit?
izens kept over Clopton to see that
ho was neither rescued nor molested.
The negroes did not carry out their
threats; the fire fiend no longer darted
athwart the sky, and tho constant and
promiscuous shooting whioh had alarmed
women and children for months ceased.
One squad of armed negroes was dis?
persed and sent home, and the night
passed in moonshine, balm and peace.
Yesterday morning.thero was an immense
mass meeting at the court house to devise
ways and means for keeping peace and
giving repose to the community. Tho
meeting was large and enthusiastic, the
largest probably ever held in Meridian.
Over COO persons were present. All
classes were represented there and all
climes. Northern and Southern men
clasped hands in deliberations. The
speeches were pacific and pointed, and
showed that the white people of Meri?
dian have at last determined to check
the mad and destructive career of the
bad negroes and their white confederates.
In the afternoon the case of Billy Clop?
ton, Aaron Moore and Warren Tyler
carno before Justioe Bramlette, Oaptuins
Evans and Ford representing the State
aud Mayor Sturges his black friends.
The testimony shows that these negroes
in their meeting on Saturday made very
inflammatory speeches. Warren Tyler,
in stepping upon the rostrum, placed his
pistol on the table. Aaron reminded his
hearers of tho fate of Sodom and Go?
morrah, and spoke of what might bo tho
fate of Meridian. Other negroes spoke
of tho possibility of tho town being re?
duced to ashes. That very night the
hand of the incendiary reduced to
ashes $75,000 worth of property in
THE COCRT HOUSE TRAGEDY.
Meridian bas been the scene of ono of
the most horrible tragedies that over
occurred in a civilized community.
While the examination of tho witnesses
in the case of tho State vs. William
Clopton and other negroes, charged with
riotous conduct on Saturday night at
tho time of the fire, was progressing,
Mr. Bradley deposed as to some remarks
Warren Tyler had made about tho whito
people. Ho was interrupted in a very
rude and augry manner by Tyler, who,
it appears, was armed with two pistols,
and who was one of the defendants in
tho ca.-o. Tyler stated that ho would
impeach Brantley's testimony, for which
Brautley raised a cane and advanced to
with eight or ten feet of him. At this
juncture, Gen. Patten, City Marshal,
caught Brantley and held him. Whilo
ho was thus held, Tyler drew a repeater,
and commenced firiug at Brantley. At
tho first fire, Judge Bramlotto was shot
through the head, and instantly killed.
The room was crowded with whito and
black, who were attending tho trial, and,
as great excitement was prevailing, au
indiscriminate firing commenced, in
which Wm. Clopton and a negro named
Gus Ford were killed, and several per?
sons, while and black, were wounded.
After firing several shots, Tyler jump?
ed ont of the window of tho court room,
which was in thc second story of tho
Sheehau Building, and ran np Sydney
street. As soon as it was known that ho
had killed Judge Bramlette, ho was pur?
sued, and, on refusing to surrender, was
instantly killed. Tyler fired a number
of shots nt thc parties in pursuit rd him,
and resisted his capture until the very
Judge Bramlette was n man universal?
ly loved aud respected. He had been
Judge of Probate, aud was, at tho time
of his death, Justice of tho Peace and a
member of tho Board of Aldermen.
Clopton and Tyler were turbulent n.nd
disorderly negroes, who have been stir?
ring up strife in this community for the
hist two years. Their greatest desire
seemed to bo to si ir np enmity between
the two races and do all the mischief in
, their power. j
j Voltaire's gardener is to Eurolie what |
I George Washington's coachman is to j
' America. This gardener has just died
! again near Geneva, at the age of 115,
ANOTHER CRUSADE.-The war is not
?et o vor. "Let na have peace" was as
bll?w as that wretched charletan's de?
claration, "2/ Empire? o'?si la> p?ia."
We havo no peace, and aot ns wo will,
we cannot get it. They have been , re?
constructing ns these six years, and in
that very State, (South Carolina,) where
they have had the best opportunities to
tost their policy, there seoras to be the
least satisfaction. Wo think it highly
probable thero havo been outrages in
South Carolina; but wo believe they
have been on both sides. If order is
not preserved there, whoso fanlt is it?
They have put tho whites under the heel
of the blacks; they have sent them "Go?
vernor" Scott for a "Governor;" thoy
have given them a negro constitution;
they have given them a negro Legisla?
ture; they have given them a piebald ju?
diciary; they have given them a negro
militia; they havo given them negro jus?
tices, negro constables, and negro po?
licemen; and if "ordor" does not reign,
whoso fault is it? "Order!" Throw a
well-dressed man in the sink of a privy,
and toll him not to wrigglel Torment a
high-spirited people to madness, and
then call for oompleto repose!
And under the circumstances there
has boen an amazing amount of "order"
in the South. We have been obliged to
be patient and submissive. The sword
has been held to our throat, and the
bayonet has beon at our breasts, and
there was every reason to be quiet. If
resistance has broken out on the part of
individuals, it was tho impulse of de?
spair and the last refuge of the suicide.
It is very easy, when society is main?
tained in a .state of internecine strife, to
collate and to collect outrages a plenty
on either side; and a court organized iu
the interest of one of the parties, and
hearing only witnesses (and these disre?
putable ones) on ono side, can easily work
up on paper a tale of horrors. The
white people of tho South have never
been heard; the virtue and intelligence
of the South have beeu as affectuaHy
stilled as tho cry of Ireland or of Polaud;
aud just as thc English or tho liussiau
Government can easily make out a case
against tho subjugated races in the grip
of their tyranny, tho Butlers and Mor?
tons in Congress can easily ruin tho cha?
racter aud reputatiou of tho Southern
Wo challenge a fair investigation. We
should bo more than gratified at a non?
partisan examination into the condition
of tho Southern States. If there is auy
just cause of complaint, wc shall bo the
first to expose it and to condemn it.
Hero in Virgiuia, under a conservative
government, we know that justice ii
done, and that real order roigus. Aud
what Northern community would have
tolerated one-half that we havo patiently
submitted to?-Richmond Enquirer.
A WARNING TO THE INSURED.-A case
of more than usual importance to tho
people of tho whole country was decided
last woek by the Supremo Court of Now
York. The facts presented to the court
were as follows: Certain property was
insured against loss by fire December 7,
1868, for ono year. On tho 21et day of
July, 1SG9, tho insured died, and the
property in quostion descended to tho
hoirs-atl r \ On Novombor 9, 18G9, it
was destroyed by fire, and the appoint?
ment of the administrator, Peter Lappin,
was uot made uutil the 10th of January,
1870. Tho association in which it was
insured, viz: the Charter Oak Fire In?
surance Company, refused payment to
the administrator of the loss, upon tho
ground that tho contract of insurance
provided tho policy should not be as?
signed without thc consent of the com?
pany, and that any assignment, sale or
transfer of the property should work
forfeiture of the policy. As no such
consent had beon endorsed on the policy,
i the court held that the change of owner
! ship consequent upon tho death of tho
insured was such a chango of titlo ns lo
\forfeit the policy. The administrator
j could, therefore, recover nothing upon
j tho insurance.
A clearer case of a want of equitable
dealing than this botween insured and
insurer has never been brought to our
notice, and in view of tho fact that a
similar clause to the one upon which tho
j decision of tho court was founded is
? mudo a portion of almost every policy of
1 insurance, it is very clear that uo insured
: can alford to dio trusting to tho equity
I of insurers of real or personal estate. It
j is death that makes a policy iu a lifo
j company valid, aud it is death that
makes a policy in a fire company invalid,
j for after ono is dead the chaucc to cuter
! into agreements of transfer of one's
: estato to ono's heirs becomes rather moro
I than difficult.-Philadelphia Inquirer.
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j TUE TURNADO IN* THE WEST.-The
? losses in East St. Louis, by tho tornado
! on Wednesday night, were much exag?
gerated. A moro careful estimate places
j them at about 8233,000. Tho losses to
j citizens cannot bo accurately given, but
? as home sixty dwelling houses of moro
j or less value were either destroyed or
damaged, the loss eau hardly fall short
j of 8100,000. Tho railroad companies
are busy repairing damages, and thc citi
? zens are endeavoring to gather up their
, houses and arc collecting their furniture
' together. Reports from tho country aro
! comiug in, and speak more or less of tho
i injury iu tho truck of tho tempest. In
j some localities tho damago was consider
j able. lu Morgan County, II!., houses,
j feuces aud forests wcro blown down, and
several persons badly injured. At Hole
I na, Ark., tho same afternoon, a hurri
? cauo passed over tho city, unroofing a
I number of bouses and doing oilier
! damage. Property was also destroyed at
I Osceola and other points on tho West
bank of tho river.
! Tho distanco from tho Atlantic to the
i Pacitic Oceau, by tho Northern Pacitlc
Railroad, is 3,301 miles, and tho route is
useless several months in tho year. Tho
distance by tho Southern Pacific will be
muoh shorter, and the route eau bo used
the whole year round.
..Oun REVOLUTIONIZED QOVEBNMENT.
There will hardly be any question now
as to the purposes of tho Radicol party.
The passage of the supplementary cn
forcement bill by Congress shows that
they are resolved to hold office by force,
under the color of legal enactment.
And though this is as plaiuly indicated
as any event of tho future can possibly
be, the anticipation does not seem to be
in the lenst a painful one, nor tho peo
plo to be disturbed or shocked by its
probable occurrence Tho truth is, that
encroachment after encroachment of tho
Federal Government on the rights of
tho States, has been witnessed in con?
stitutional amendments aud Congres?
sional Acts, since the Radicals got pos?
session of the Gorernment, until the
gravest usurpations are now regarded
only with indifference.
The Federal Government is, iu fact,
not the Federal Government as we knew
it before the war. It has, since that
timOj undergone a thorough revolution.
It exercises powers which were never
claimed for it then by the most moder?
ate of "Federalists;" and those who
would once have raised a storm in Con?
gress at tho bare mention that such pow?
ers could bc assumed, now acquiesce in
their assumption, and almost seem tu
have become concerts to the Radical
heresy of consolidation. There is, how?
ever, a small and determined band uf
Democratic patriots in the Federal Leg?
islature who consistently and energeti?
cally resist, as far as words and minority
votes can resist, these Radical encroach?
ments. A valuable accession to that de?
termined few has beeu inducted into
that body. It is to them aud their grow?
ing constituencies that wo look for tho
rescue of the Government from tho
bauds of tho usurpers, aud its restora?
tion to tho position which it was intend?
ed by its framers to occupy.
[N'JIC York ATetr?.
Tho New York Herald, which always
follows rather than leads public seu?i
"After such a four years' war as that
of our late Southern rebellion, can it be
expected that tho people subdued can
quietly adapt themselves in live years,
ten years or twenty years, toa revolution
which has torn up their political and so?
cial system by tho roots? Cau it be ex?
pected that the Southern whites, ac?
customed to rulo under the Constitution
as masters, and to look upon their blacks
as an inferior race, and as slaves by
divine authority-can it be supposed
that because theso whites have been sub?
dued iu war, they will surrender their
convictions, prejudices and principles,
as conditions of peace? No. Ia spite
of your emancipation decrees and civil
rights bills, and constitutional nmend
mouts establishing negro civil and po?
litical equality, the Southern whites do
not believe in this equality, and they
submit to it as tho French submit to the
loss of their Rhine territories-from ne?
cessity-and with tho hopo of satisfac?
tion hereafter. How is this difficulty to
bo reached by Acts of Congress, espe?
cially when all theso Southern States
havo been restored as completely to their
local rights iu thc Union as Now York
and New Jersey ? what more can Con?
gress do with tho Ku Klux out-throats of
North Carolina than with the roughs of
New York city, now that Southern re?
construction is finished?"
ANOTIIEB DIFFICULTY.-Wo arc sorry
to learn that a serious difficulty occurred
on Jackson's Creek, some nino miles
from this place, ou Saturday night last.
Several pickets, we understand, were
placed ou the different roads near Dr.
Turner's store, by thc captain of a ne?
gro company in that vicinity, who were
attacked by some disguised men, wound?
ing two of tho negro pickots. This is
the first occurrence of tho kind that has
taken placo iu this County, and wo hope
it will bo the last. Tho law should be
resorted to, and, if it is found to vary
from justice, then it is timo for tho citi?
zens to take matters in their own bands.
But when they do tako tho law in their
hands, let it be in the broad light of day
and not in tho hour of midnight and dis?
guised. Wo aro amply ablo to protect
ourselves, but let us do it unmaskod.
[ Winnsboro News.
A JUST MEASURE.-A very good law lia*
just bceu passed by the Nea-York Legis?
lature for tho protection of those who
invest in life insurance. It provides
that, when thrco aunual payments have
been made on any policy, the company
shall not, whenever au action is brought,
interpose as a defence that the policy
was obtained by fraud. The object of
thc bill is to make tho companies more
careful wheu taking risks, and more
scrupulous in paying them when tho}
fall due. The insurance folks consider
tho measure a great hardship; but the
public everywhere will approve it.
Small pox is alarmingly ou tho in?
crease in New York. Ouo hundred and
thirty-livo cases wero reported Monday
iu ono district of tho city. In tho nionu
time, the hospital at Blackwell's Island
is found to bu almost totally inadequate
for tho large number of patients which
Hock thither, and should tho discaso
spread to tho alarming extent which is
threatened, tho accommodations will
fall very short of the demand.
WHOLESALE MURDERS.-A San Fran?
cisco despatch states that uear Orango,
California, Saturday, an Irishman named
Martin murdered his wife, her father
aud mother, and near Bambilla, iu the
same State, .1 German woman named
Rumpff cut thc throats of bix children
and her own.
Tho Illinois River had risen so high
on Friday last that many warehouses at
Peoria wore surrounded by water, and
business had to bo transacted from thc
Dr. Van Hoosen, a drunken physician
of Albany, N. Y., had some angry
words with his wife, and seizing a grid?
dle crushed iu her skull, killing her in?
Pride is sure to como to grief. Chas.
Sumner has kept np his lick a long time.
He has strutted, like a peacock, in and
out of that committee room, lol these
many years. But he lina taken up his
hat at last and walked, with a gentle
push in the rear. Ho may become a
chronic scold. He may amuso us by his
cackle. But the effort to mnko a martj-r
of him and to get up sympathy in his
behalf will not do. There is nothing in
him or about him to inspire aught hut j
contempt. He has a littlo soul, a mean
spirit, aud a hateful presence; ho has
been a wretched sham from the first, and
though he may retain a questionable no?
toriety, he will arouse no enthusiasm.
DEATH OF A VETERAN.-Mr. Wm.
Grim, aa aged citizen of Abingdon, died
on Wednesday. The deceased was a
soldier of the war of 1812, and was with
Hull when ho so cowardly surrendered
his army at Detroit. Mr. Grim, how?
ever, refused to surrender, and safely
made his way, after undergoing many
hardships, to the next nearest American
post, and afterwards served with great |
A band of Union League negroes,
headed by the Radical constable of Lum
berton, Robeson County, disguised in
Ku Klux fashion, committed an assault
on a negro man on lust Monday, because
he had voted the Democratic ticket.
The scoundrels have been identified and
tho matter will bo investigated. Where
is the Congressional Enforcement Act?
"The old man's drunk ngain," the
latest popular song, was sung at a con?
cert during the lato carnival in Wash?
ington. A United States Senator left
the audience, believing ho bad been in?
W. H. Yearty, representing Calhoun
County in tho present Legislature, wau
murdered by an outlaw named Luke
Lott, near Ochesee, in the North-east
comer of Cidhouu County, Florida, on
Tho Senate of Massachusetts has re?
jected a bill to abolish capital punish?
David Waddle, a well-known citizen of
Virginia, died at Capon Springs ou the
HOLE AND CORNEK WouK.-Sow is the time
in attack the rats, mice, bedbugs and roaches
to every hole and corner. Just mit ISAAC
SEN'S "SURE For" in their reach, and they'll
troop out of their hauuts, devour it and dio.
Hold by all druggists. F 1 itu
South Carolina Medical Association.
milF. ANNUAL MEETING of the South Ca
JL rolina Medical Association will bu held
at Charleston, on tho FIRST WEDNESDAY
in April, at 12 M. County Societies will or?
ganize and send their Delegates. All prac?
ticing phvaicians aro invited to attend.
J. SOMERS BUIST, M. D.,
March 15 ws5 Recording Secretary.
Building Lots ior Sale.
EIGHT superb BUILDING LOTS, on thc
square bounded by Blanding, Harden,
Laurel and Laurens stroets, are offered for
sale low. Apply at D. GAMBRILL'S
March 15 :j* Exchango Omeo.
For sale at CANTWEI.L'S
March 15 1 Main street.
Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Rich?
COLUMBIA, MARCH ll, 1871.
ASPECIAL SESSION of thc Court of Com?
mon Pleas tor Richland County will bo
held at Columbia, commencing un tho
FOURTH MONDAY of March instant, for the
trial of such causes as may properly come
before it. By order of Hon. Samuel W. Mel?
ton, Circuit Judgo Fifth Circuit of South Ca?
rolina. D. B. MILLER, C. C. C.
March 12 t7_
St. Patrick's Day.
THE HIBERNIAN SOCIETY will celebrate
tho anniversary of Ireland's Patron Saint
on the evening of the 17th instant, at the
Members of tho Society will meet at their
room, at 0.30 P. M., for transaction of busi?
Quast? will attend at the Columbia Hotel,
at 8.?10 P. M., for Supper.
Tickets may bo obtained nt the stores of
Messrs. J. & T. R. Agnew, P. Cantwell, ami at
thc Columbia Hotel, and from tho following
M. J. CALNAN, .
J. DOOLY, j
M. BRANNON, ' Committee.
W. GORMAN, I
March 12 f3 P. CANTWELL, Sec'y
Genuine Graham Bread.
HEREAFTER, customers canil e supplied
with fresh GRAHAM BREAD, at
March l l ii STIEGLITZ'S BAKERY.
A IIOUSE WANTED.-A nico COT
d?Vr TAGE HOUSE, containing four or rive
Jilli.Rooms, with ??ital.lc outbuildings, in
Eastern part of city, catt be rented to a good
tenant. Possession desired on tho 1st of
April. Apply at this ofti?n. March 13 fi;*
NOTICE.-My wife, MARTHA JOYNER,
having left my bed and board, on the
23d of October last, without cause, 1 caution
tho public against contracting any account
willi her iu mv name, as none such will bc
paid by me. A. B. JOYNER.
March s fi
SPECIAL. ATTENTION given to tho col?
lection of Commercial Paper, Interest
tm Stato and Railroad Bonds and Stocks, and
Conversion of State Securities, by
Nov 23 limn D- GAMDRI LL. Broker.
STOCKS, IIO.MJS unit COUPONS bought
and sold by D. GAMBRILL, Broker.
Nov 23 (!mo
(POINTY CL, ALUS A NU J CUV CEU II
J EIC ATES bought 1)V
Feb S D. G.VMBRILL, Broker.
SPECIAL NOTICE.-Hereafter all Stores
and Bar-Rooms, (except Drug Stores,)
must ho closed on tho Sabbath. Rv order:
JOHN A. JACKSON,
March 3 Chut of Police.
LD BANK 1H?.1.S ami .">!UT 1 LATEO
CURRENCY bought and sold bv
Nov 23 Gmo_D. OAMBRILL, Broker.
vroTlCE.-Proposals for thc extension of
1\ tho Market House, for 100 feet towards
Washington stroot, will bo received by tho un?
dersigned until WEDNESDAY, tho 15th inst.
For further information, in regard thereto,
applv to W. M. Lt AYN E,
W. H. WIGG,
March 1 Committee.
(COTTON SEED OIL CAKE can bo had
j at all times, and in ativ quantity, of
i J m 21 * E. HOPF.
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"Hear the Cry that Conies Across the
Sea!" Rallying song andohorus. Words
and musi? by George F. Root. Pub?
lished by Root & Cady, Chicago. We
hare received a copy of the above. It is
stirriug und well calculated to arouso
sympathy for the war-stricken peasantry,
whose mute appeal is so touching.
MAID ARRANGEMENTS.-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 7.30 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1.30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
The Chapman Sisters closed their en?
gagement here last night, and will en?
tertain the citizens of Augusta this even?
ing. Their engagement hero was a per?
fect success. The hall was crowded each
night, and the audience kept in a roar
of laughter until thc conclusion of the
programme. Bishop has left many a
face wreathed in smiles at even the
thought of his inimitable humor.
EARL'S DENE.-A Novel. By E. E.
Francillon. New York: Harper &
"Earl's Dene" narrowly escapes being
one of the best novels of the year. Its
plot is skillfully constructed, and is de?
veloped with exceptional ability. The
characters aro strongly individualized,
and several among them are entitled to
be regarded os original creations. The
only fault with the book is tho want of
vivacity in the narrative. The author
understands how to make a good story,
but he does not thoroughly understand
how to tell it. Ho is too minuto iu his
descriptions, and his dramatic scenes are
too long and elaborate. Vivacity is
wautiug in mauy of his pages, aud the
keen interest which tho book ought to
excito is thus sensibly dulled. Never?
theless, it is a readable uovel, and one
which reflects great credit upon the au?
thor. Ho will probably learn to avoid
prolixity in his future works, and we
may therefore expect that he will give us
something better even than "Earl's
Dene." Messrs. Duffie & Chapman have
the work for sale. We are indebted to
them for the copy before us.
PnozNixiANA.-The price of single
copies of the PruENix is five cents.
Book and job printing of every kind
attended to promptly at PHONIX office.
Plain and fancy colored printing exe?
cuted with neatness and despatch, on the
most reasonable terms. All tho latest
styles of cords, ?vc, on hand and printed
in excellent style, at the PHONIX office.
A fount of minion of about 200 pounds,
together with two-line letter, nearly new,
will be sold at ?0 cents a pound, with
the cases. This is a bargain, as the
foundry prico is GS cents. Also, a lot of
second-hand bourgeois and minion, at
25 aud 30 ccuts. Besides leads, rules,
Pamphlets, briefs, catalogues, dodgers,
posters, hand-bills, bill-heads-in fact,
everything in tho way of job printing
gotten up in the best style and on terms
that wo pledge ourselves will be satisfac?
tory to all parties. Let us hear from
you, business men, iu tho shape of or?
ders for the spring trade. With ap?
proved machinery and steam power, we
challenge comparison in prices.
Dr. J. W. Parker's narno as Agent cf
the Toliey Holders' aud Tontine Life
Assurance Association was omitted from
the advertisement on its first appearance.
Refer to the advertisement.
Thc fire department had auolher round
of good exercise yesterday morning, "in
tho wee smu' hours ayant thc twal," oc?
casioned by tho false ularm of fire.
Thc return of United States officers
from Chester indicates the restoration oi
quiet and order in that County.
Thc Court of Commou Pleas and Gen?
eral Sessions for Fairfield County con?
vened on Monday, bis Honor Judge
Tho Atlanta Constitution learns thai
thc friends of lion. James F. Johnson,
in consequence of his aberration of
mind, havo found it necessary to send
him to tho Lunatic Asylum in this city.
Wo havo been informed that a consta?
ble, by tho name of Jack Dunuovant, was
killed, iu the neighborhood of Fish Dam.
in Union County, on Sunday last, by
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
D. Gatnbrill-Building Lots.
P. Cantwell-Smoked Tongue--.
Hostettor's Stomach Bittors.
J. S. Buist-Medical Associatios.
Moro than one hnndrod thousand person i
annually die in this country from Consump?
tion, which is hut thc child of Catarrh. ?500
is ot?orod by tho proprietor of Ur. Sago's Ca?
tarrh Remedy for a case of Catarrh he canne:
euro. Sohl hy druggist's, or send sixty cent.
to Dr. R. V. Fiereo, B?llalo, N. V., and get :t
by mail. A pamphlet freo. M 12 ^l+3
Lippman's Bitters aro for salo by ali drug?
gists and dealers. Depot in Columbia. S. C..
at GEIOEU A HCGREOOR'S; Druggists. S 18