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Tuesday Morning, April 4.1871;
Oenerul Ktnhaw'i Letter In Pall.
Wo have already referred, briefly, to
the letter of this patriotic and discreet*
citizen-soldier*. We publish it in foll, aa
giving to tho pnbiio abroad a calm and
truthful impressioo of oar domestio dis?
The deep fooling which of late has de?
veloped: itself in every portion of this
State, in relation to the sabjeot of taxes
and oar finances in general, cannot be
ignored. The peoplo of the State aro
arouse J, und justly aroused. Tho senti
mout is stroog and genoral that some-!
thing mast be done to arrest the existing
evils that have sprang from the fraad
and ; corruption of our local rulers. Aa
wo have before stated, no doubt the
effort will be made to ascribe this public
feeling to disaffection to the General Go
vorumen'r, and the United States flag will
be used as a mantle with which to hide a
multitude of sins. Bat this cannot and
will not deceive a discriminating public.
No reasonable mau desires to ovado his I
contributions to thc Rapport of govern-; ]
mont. But when the taxes are unneces?
sarily high, and the assessments of pro?
perty are unreasonable, and when further,
the' hard earnings of the impoverished
people of South Carolina go into the
pockets of thieving offloials-as is often
the caso-or are lavis' il y squandorcd in
the support of multiplied offices, it is
right and proper that the public should
raiso its voioe .and seek redress and re?
form. ; Wo have said that some form ot j
aotion is called for. ' As to the epeoiflo
form this aotion should take, this ought,
in oar judgment, to be left to tho calm
and deliberate consideration of wise and
discreet citizens in convention assembled,
This may be said: The evils that exist j
demand reform and should be arrested
before farther damage. As to the reme?
dy, this should be practical and o floe ti ve,
Whilst we should take no position that I
is untenable, we should, at the same '
timo,, resolutely and ? firmly address our
selves to relief from I the evils that sur?
THE PARTS R?VOLU HON.-There seems
to bo no early prospect for the restora?
tion of order in unfortunate Paris. Ex?
citement increases, and, stimulated bj
fears of dissensions within and the pro?
bability of attack from without, which
may bo aggravated by German co-opera?
tion, the revolutionary loadors have be?
come desperate in their management of
affairs. Hostility against the rich peo?
ple, the priests and foreigners, particu?
larly Englishmen, is encouraged. Espi?
onage is unlimited, and denunciations of
pareons suspected of treason to the Com?
mune are hourly made, and many have
been arrested. It is stated that the guil?
lotin? wiU s^on, be . brought apon the
soefto, ou3 many prominent citizens ure
marked fur execution. All able-bodied
males in Paris have been ordered to join
the revolutionary Nationul Guard, but J
all Nationals who havo manifested loyalty
to-thc Versailles Government ure being
disarmed! Some of the revolutionary
leaders affect to believe that the Ver?
sailles troops will not fight, but their
preparations for a desperate cooflict are
extensive, and their measures of proscrip?
tion ii nd the spread of terror consequent j
"(?pon their acts are rapidly depopulating
Paris of its best citizens, About 150,000
people have loft the city within ten days.
The", Communal Council is said to bo
considering; a preposterous proposal for,
paying the Prussian indomnity, by sell?
ing tho palaoo of 'Versailles to an Anglo
American company for 1,000,000,0001
francs; St. Cloud,1 to a German gambling j
proprietor, for 800,000,000; and Fou
t ai ci ohioan, for 500,000,000.
If matters in France continue to pro?
gress in the present stylo much longer,
that unhappy country will not have
within its bordors a single party
prominent. mau -Uiat has not been for?
mally pronounced dangerous to tho pub?
lia wolfare by some Assembly or Cabinet.
Qa mho tia -outlawed tho Imperialists;
Thiers pat down tho coterie that ruled
France from Sedan to the first cleotion
after tho surrender of Paris. Next, tho
new; rcpobUo was compelled to place
on dor political bau tho MontmartroistB;
i. and .PP Wi tho journal of tho latter demands
the impeachment of the Versailles As
j sembly, -From prevent appearances, this j
advice will bo carried into effect; and
. f thop wo a.hall bave t hq rare apeotaclc of !
all the Governments and ex-Governmonts I
of. Fjoncq trying each other for treason,
with the sontonoea duly recorded against |
.M; ono. ano thor, if not carr iou into effect.
This state of affairs ia saddening as well
aS po rpi ox lng. for it augurs any t hi og bot
good for the'cause of popular govern?
ment in France
Gen. Kortlmvr'j Kepi j- to Senator ito
'QWEI,' S.'o'J?ar?b % 1^71.. ?.
Bott. T* J. Botyrtsonfflnited ?fates Sena;
DB?B BIB:^ ?ft? ibe lion$r tonaj
knowledge, tbo, rec?ipt.of youjf<./aVor of
the 18'thluBtant, and, after giving it that
consideration which its grave importance
demands, proceed to answer it?. This I
am compelled to do without that oonfer
enoo with . those gentlemen with whom
you have assoeiutddi'mo, iu the address of
?our lotter, which. I .would gladly have
ad, if it.had been practicable.
I .need nojt assure' you of my earoosl
desire to secure 'p?aco and order, and a
just and faithful administration of the
laws in this ruined and desolate Stato.
TJie sacrifices I havo made of timo and
labor, sentiment und feeling, and even of
the regard of valued friends to promote
thoso ends, aro well known to you. Nor
need I do moro to vindicate tbe earuest
henrt yearnings of oar good people for
peace and security, thain to point to their
unanimous snpport of a party which
sought, last year, a.balm for tho healing
of the hideous diseases of society, io u
concession of legal efficacy and obliga?
tion to tho amondmonts of the constitu?
tion and tho no-called reconstruction
Acts, nuking nothing in return but an
honest aud just administration o? affairs.
These concessions nud all overtures
for petice were scornfully rejected by the
colored people and their leaders. Under
tho high-sounding and pretentious title
of "National Guards," tho negroes were
armed and equipped with tho deadliest
aad costliest weapons and munitions of
war, at thc expense of tho people. They
woro excited, incoused aod infuriated by
the speeches of false and unscrupulous
demagogues, who played upon their blind
passions and prejudices, as a skilful
harper upon tho passive aod obedient
abords of his instrument, until they were
ready for a carnival of blood at tho bid?
ding of their leaders. The commission?
ers, managers and boards of election
wore so selected, und tho election laws so
cunningly devised, as to secure tho re
salt of the ballot irrespective of tho will
of the people. Thus by fraud, by forco
aad hy canoing artifice, nogro domina?
tion was Beoured, and the whites wero
practically disfranchised. Tho Legisla?
ture thus constituted, nod many of tho
publio officials openly, notoriously and
shamelessly plundered the people of the
State, recklessly squandered the publia
money, appropriating it to their own
uses, and selling their votes and their
influence for the passage of laws to open
tho treasury to corrupt speculators. By
these means the expenditures of the
State Government have been in croas ed
to more than five times the amount re?
quired before the war, .while the means
of the people have correspondingly di?
minished. The taxes for two years, ag?
gregating more than $1,003,000, aro ex?
acted in this year, a period of greater
financial die treas thnn.this people has en?
countered since 1865. Swarms of high
salaried offices ?heve been created before
uuknown to ns, and, for the most part,
tilled with incompetent negroes or ma?
lignant and corrupt whito men, who
seek to perpetuate their power by fo?
menting discord between the races.
Under these corrupting influences, thu
negroes, in many places, have becomo
violent, threatening aud dangerous.
Murder, arson aad pillage have stalked
through the lund almost onrebuked of
justice, while every defensive aot of the
whito victims has been magnified into a
national crime. All these aro facts
known to you. That in consequence
there should be a disturbed condition of
affairs in some localities, deplorable
though it bo, is not to be wondered at.
Let us rather bo thankful that it has beon
confined to the Counties of Laurens,
Uaion, Spartanburg, York and Chester.
We will consider these disturbances fora
In Laurens and Chester there were
collisions between the armed militia, or
Nation ul Gourds, (negroes,) aad the
whites, in opon daylight, the circum?
stances of wbioh aro well known to you.
In tho other Counties, disguised parties
bave, from time to timo, within tho last
throe mouths, administered Lynch law
in certain oases. While these occur?
rences are greatly to bo deplored, and
somo of thom merit nnd have received
.dmost universal condemnation, tho col?
lisions in Laurens and Chester, by far
the most serious af thom all, aro regard?
ed by the best men who know tho fuots,
as necessary and justifiable acts of self
defence on the part of the whites. It is
very generally believed that their prompt
action prevented the general war of races,
which thouqhtful men have 7'egarded immi?
nent for some years past.
While these things have occurred in
the ?Counties mentioned, which are all
aow quieted by the disarming of tho mi
li tia, in other Counties profound peace
hos prevailed. Hero, for instance, we
havo enjoyed an unbrokon reign of quiet
aad order, There was, at tho last Oonrt
of Sessions, not one act of violence de?
manding investigation, a circumstance
which elioited the congratulations of tho
Here there has beep no organized and
threatening demonstrations of tho mili?
tia, who, though armed, have not, I am
informed, been'furnished with ball cart?
ridges. On tho othor hand, I am satis?
fied there has never been in this County
say'organization corresponding in any
way to what is termed tho "Ku Klux
Klan," or auy other unlawful associa?
tion. I take it that I his condition of
things exists in by far the larger portion
of the State. li ul like causes produce
Uko results, and, jUiertf?re, any demonstra?
tion on the part of, the negroes, and especi?
ally the armed militia, which would rendel
our people apprehensive of an attack,
would very probably induce organhatiom
for defeA?iva. or prevBntlvs operations, tutu
possibly lead to similar disastrous con?icti
as ensued <U Laurens- and Chester, j -No?
yob desire my ''aid tn arousing and con?
centrating'tho opinion of all good elti
sons in favpr .?? hi w. rind order.".
You attribute to mo. in common with
the other gentlemen whom you have
tiona." - ?et m?'?^S^
illustrating one ol the many anomalies, cf
the dav, that, notwith?tandiDg tho a?nfl
doDoe tKXm expre?sed, the inosfc liberal
a tun eb ty MU yet ropor tod' by y oar. ?orn
mitteo does not proposo to plac? at.fhe
disposal of tho State, in ooy o?luisl
capacity, thoBO Qualities which &on-Bj*Pi
iioao mu to possess. Nov?rthoi?iW, dis*
ranohised and 4'unDnrd?"h'?a-" TfejOels
though wo be, I claim, ip',oqn?rn?n with
others similarly s$?aated,r to have dono
more -to .promota, peaoo and. order..in
Sonth Oarolino than all tho no-called
loyal people ,w;ithib her borders. lam
still for peneena" lasting ' peaco-such UH
you rightly aupposo ono only be pre
aerved 'in' auy community by a whole?
some "public opinion." My oo-oporu
tiou shall not bo wanting in auy feasible
plan for harmonizing society hero. But,
to bo perfectly ea ml ul vitu' you, I mUst
declaro my settled conviction that, while
I do not upproheud nuy further disturb?
ances, unless there be fresh irritations,
there can never be thal scour itt/ which will
ever preserve thc peace of society, until
some of tho ei-rors of thc past be connected
and some of' our grievances bo remaped.
All elana legislation should be repealed.
Tax-payers ought to be scoured a repre?
sentation in tho Legislature udcqnnto to
their protection. Honest, capable and
competent men should be placed in office.
Accomplish theso things, and thia whole
people will rise up nod call you blessed.
Less than this would leave the same
causes at work which have produced the
prevailiug discord, and there could not
bo that security which constitutes thc
essential foundation of society. Tho
white people of South Carolina uro now
enslaved by their former slaves. "Taxa?
tion without representation" was tho!
battle gauge accepted by our revolution?
ary Bires. Uurepresented aud politically
disfranchised, we aro taxed for wanton
purposes, beyond all precedent, and
without even I he poor privilege of pro?
testor appeal. Oaunot our rulers under?
stand that, sooner or later, evon our
endurance must give way nuder such a
I propose to invito a meeting of promi?
nent and iuflaeutial men from euch
County, to consider the ooudition of
things nnd to consult for the common
weal. If yon or auy of your politicul
associates can propose anything that will
tend to satisfy the demands and necessi?
ties of the case-to harmonize and
to ameliorate the condition of tho peo?
ple-I doubt not they will consider your
EUggestions most carefully and respect?
fully. I shall be most happy to be the
medium of any euch communications a?
you may desire to make to them. I trust
this proposed measure may moot yonr
approval, as it accords with your own
suggestion. I shall invite tho co-opera?
tion of the other gentlemen named.
Appreciating tho sincere aud patriotio
purposes which induced your communi?
cation, and thanking you personally for
your good opinion, I am, very respect?
fully, yours, J. ll. KERSHAW.
LETTER FROM GENERAL BLAIR.-Gene
ral Frank Blair has written a letter to
the editor of tho Montgomery (Ala.)
Mail, in responso to a request that hu
should endeavor to compose thu "dead
issue" controversy amoug Democrats iu
the South. In regard to tho Recon
Htrnctior, Acts and thu amendments, ho
says, ir. effect, that if the Dem?crata
c?rry the country in 1872, they can do
what they please with tho Reconstruc?
tion Acts, and to that end it docs not
matter-the worth of a straw whether
they aro Iogal or not; if it bo decided to
repeal them, they will bo repealed; if it
ia not, they will not be.
Tho New York Board of Education,
composed of patties of all religions, have
just excludod from the public schools of
that city ull text hooke published by
Harper & Bros. This was done as au
expression of indignation and disgust at
the in fatuous caricatures of tho Popo and
Catholic religiou, a subject upon which
the bigoted pencil of iMr. N?st hus lately
been constantly employed. Thus the
publishers suffer to tho extent of about
i? 10,000 per annum, und UH their souls lie
in their pockets, we may now look for
something nkin to repentance.
Now Englaud is increasing ho rap' ?ly
in foreign population as to threaten .Le
ultimate extinction of ali thu chief cha?
racteristics of thu Yankee race. In tho
last decade alouo, thu increase of foreign
born amounted to thirty-eight p<ir cent,
of tho entire population. Resides this,
negroes rushing to tho footstool of the
abulitioti fathers have swelled thoir nura
bor to nearly 32,000 souls, and thu joyful
cry is, "Still they como."
Tho people of Bordeaux manifested
their patriotism at tho arrival of tho 7?u|
members of the French National Assem?
bly by demanding fabulous prices for j
the poorest accommodations President
Thiers was charged 0,000 francs a mouth
for two small rooms, very indifferently
furnished; and the Government hud tu
pay 1,500 francs daily for the theatre
where the National Assembly held its
ANOTHER NOUIJK CONFEDERATE GONE.
Colonel Albert J. Smith, formerly eli ut
paymaster of the Southern and Western
Confederate armies, and boforo the war
a prominent paymaster in tho United
States army, died ou March 28, of
typhoid favor, in Nashville, Tenn.
Dn. WlNSMlTH.-This gentleman has
died of the wounds iuilicted upon bim in
his own house, a few nights since, by
certain parties in disguise.
The general minutes of tho Methodist
Episcopal Church record the death ul
ninety preachers from the itinerant ranks
during tho year 1870.
The New York Post tells the Republi?
cans that it iu the duty uf tho party tu
settle tho Southern dillie ul ties, not tu
inugify them, .
Vinni? Ream, it is alleged-by an ex?
change, has begun a work called "Sad?
ness, representing Grant hearing the
returns from New Hampshire.
Bttii.- The, fourteenth amendment to
Jfio Oonatitb?^ w#h # Ka#,axi
bill now bofoWSbo House rorofrsffB tog
bo intended tdMBn(oroaj|ooDUin8 five'eec-f*
tloos. The 'first, declares^ all periipnrt.;
born pr naturalized in\t.ho Ubite&Butea
?itiz?ns thereof, and of tho States In
'which thoy livo; and it prohibits any
State from "making, pr, enforcing any
law whioh shall abridge tho privileges er
immunities of citizens o? tho United
States;" ou'd also prohibits tIii States
from ? depriving. ."Any. .person oflifet
liberty or property without duo process
of law," and from denying to "any per?
son within its jurisdiction the equal pro?
tection of tho laws.". Tho second sec?
tion relates to representation,, and has
been superseded by tho adoption pf tho
fifteenth amendment.' Th? third section
exempts certain classes from tho general
amnesty, HO fur as tho right to hold
office is concerned. Tho fourth section
relates to the public debt. Tho fifth pro?
vides, iii tho usual manner, that "Con?
gress shall have power to enforce, by ap?
propriate legislation, the provisions of
Tho New York Evening Post, n lending
Republican journal, objects to tho first
Quotion of tho Ku Klux bill, that it ap?
pears tu bc needless mid supererogatory,
us it is not pretended that any Stute ha -
mudo unequal laws; and to thc secon-.
section, as wc have heretofore urged,
that it confers upon the Federal Govern?
ment duties und powers not contemplat?
ed or granted by tho Constitution; mak?
ing it tho poiico of the States, und aim?
ing to make of the United States Courts
merely police courts. Wc pniuted out
in onr corn men ls yesterday that this bill
flies in thu fuco of tuc principle ucted
upon by tho United Status Government
from its foundation, that wbeu it sought
to assume "sole nud exclusive jurisdic?
tion" in auy "place" in a State, it first
obtained u cession thereof from the
State, lt now asks uo leave of tho
State to ste]) out of tho narrow bounds
occupied by its custom-houses and forts,
and exercise jurisdiction over thc whole
vast area of the State territories. There
might as well be a section inserted in tho
bill abolishing tho limitations of tho
Constitution entirely. Tho Post insists
that if tho law were enforced it would
not only degrade tho Uuited States
Courts, but breuk down and overthrow
our wholo system of government, and
subject us to a centralized administra?
tion, which would shortly end in a des?
potism like that of Napoleon in Franco.
The Post well adds:
"Rut let not tho Republican* iu Con?
gress attempt to deceive the country
with a sham. This section and the two
which follow it are so dearly in violation
of the Constitution, that the Supremo
Court wonld, when tho first case under
them carno up on appeal before it, de?
clare them invalid. lu the meantime,
any attempt to enforce suoh bad and
dangerous acts will make all concerned
in it justly odious; and thoro is no bot?
ter or quicker way to bring tho Republi?
can party nnd tho President into disre?
puto than by adopting such un uncon?
stitutional aud revolutionary Aot as
"But Congress has u remedy for exist?
ing disorders in its powor-ono quite
within tho Constitution-the adoption of
a general amnesty law. Wo trust sensi?
ble and law-respecting members of Con?
gress of both parties will uuito to pass
ouch ari Act at once."
This is sound advice, and coincides
with that of the lending Republican peri?
odical, tho New York A'ation. Tho New
York Sun also has a lending article on
"Tho Great Question in tho South." in
whioh it urges that, with the restoration
of tho Union tho rights of tho States aro
restored; that tho Soul hoi n States are
no longer in tho position of criminals
seeking pardon and held on their good
behavior, bat equal partners in the fede?
ration, aud entitled to equal rights and
equal consideration with all other States.
"Nuw, without going into any refine?
ments over tho question of State rights
aud Federal authority, it will be fouud,
in tho loDg rim, in thu futuro, as iu tho
past, that thu average intelligent public
sentiment of a 3tate should aud will con?
trol tho general relations aud conduct of
its people toward one another; that the
general standard of law und justice will
bo kept itt that precise lovel ut which tho
civilization uud morality of tho whole
community stand, uud that neither tho
law nor tho conduct of tho people of
any Stato can bo permanently kept at
auy higher standard than a majority of
thu people buve themselves reached."?
The Sun proceeds to declare, what we
have, before indicated, that the immedi?
ate cause of tho alleged outrages iu South
Carolina and elsewhere is to be found io
the unparalleled robbery and eorruptiou
practiced by tho alien governments, with
tho help of their iguoraut and corrupt
legislators, but says: "It is ovident thut
tho struggles now going on in tho very
heart of society in the former slave
States aro not to be improved by much
mingling of tho United States authority
therein." It is strange that six years
after tho war has ended, such legislation
us that proposed by Congress is now
deemed uocessury, unless the object bo
purely political and partisan. Even in
thut event, judging from the results of
tho enforcement Act of last session, it
may provo of more than doubtful expe?
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keri, of Fort
Bayard, New Mexioo, and six other per?
sons, were murdered by tho Apache In?
dians, near tho Mexican border, a few
days ugo. Several others were woaaded,
but ('heaped. Tho Indians have at?
tacked several other traveling parties.
Something of tho size of Texas may bo
inferred from ide foot, ufSoibl'y shown,
thut after dcduoliiig all tho lands ever
patented to her citizens, and all subsidies
to railroads, tho Stute still owns 91,929,?
Fashionable young ladies, in Memphis,
lead pot gouts by blue ribbons.
oo JJCP of the Bgam?tl is >?vq c?) ts*, ?ir
B delegation rpi Safe aria Fo? s is OD ?
i; vii ?? to the??pdfan ?ure?u at ft feabing
\o??~ Foxes''beating..8o?'(k)?. vit fa them
have been visiting'tho Sooth for several
years. We oall them "carpet-baggers,"
in this country, and they can trump over
their Indian, prototypes in the art of
jacquiring, mthont taxing their skill td .
uny nevero extont.
.Plain and .fancy colore J printing exe?
cuted-wi th neatness und despatch, on Abe
most1 reasonable. terms. -'AU'the'latest
styles of cards, ?c., on han? and printed
in excellent style, ut the PHONIX office.
Tho martins are beginning..to make
their appearance in and about Oolumbini
Good-bye, cold weather.
Book and job printing of every kind
attended to promptly at PHONIX o?loe,.
The old trotter "Grey Eagle," owned
by Mossrs. Boyce & Co., is in trim for
another match. Wo bad a pleasant tum
behind tho grey nug, a day or two ago.
Merry's Museum for April is received.
Thia magazine is conducted with rare ap?
preciation of what will entertain and in?
struct young readers. Terms Si.CO a
year; a specimen number ten cents.
Horace B. Fuller, publisher/Boston.
Pamphlets, briefs, catalogues, dodgers,
posters, hand-bills, bill-hoads-in fact,
everything in tho way of job printing
golton up'in tho best style ?nd on terms
that wo pledge ourselves will be satisfac?
tory to all parties. Let us hear from
yon, business men, in the shape of or?
der? for the spring trade. With ap?
proved machinery und steam power, we
challenge comparison in prices.
A housekeeper says there ja no venison
in the markets, but plenty of dear meat.
Tho news comes from Enrope that
bonnets are soon to be larger. It is
nearly timo for the fashion to change,
and they cannot well be mude smaller.
Thc following appointments bavobeen
announced at the Executive Department:
Jehu Morrell, resident at No. 34 Pine
streit, New York city, to bo Commis?
sioner of Deed?. H. Witt, Trial Justice,
Lexington County. Sylvester Bleck i ey,
Jury Commissioner for Anderson Coun?
ty, ric? John Wilson, resigned.
The present week is the last in Lent
and is called Holy Week. Thc different
services throughout are of tho most
solemn and snored obaraoter, for the end
approaches, and Friday next ia to be celo
brated os the anniversary of the doy on
which tho Son of God was offered np as
a rcdemplion for the MHB of tho world.
Tho chnrch sits in the sackcloth and
ashes of sorrow until the adveut of
Easter morning, when tho glorious nows
of the resurrection is proclaimed.
The army sent i uto South Carolina to
hunt the Eu-Kluses aro to be provided
with an abundance of witch-hazel wands.
It is alleged, moreover, ?hat Gen. Grant,
so impressed with his success in handing
tho Indians over to the Quakers, intends
entrusting the Ku Klux commission to
the care of 'tho Spiritualists, ??j
March gave au expiring kick, yester?
day. Boreas had thiugB his own-way.
Bead the advertisement of tho manu?
factures of the Columbia Cotton Seed
Oil Company, ami then give some of
them a trial. All they claim is concedod
by the community. -.
It is reported that tho safe ; of ^ tho
County Treasurer'of Abbeville-Mr.?L.
H. Bussell-was robbed, on Friday
night, and about S 10,000 carried ?ff.
Tho safe was deliberately opened and tho
money abstracted. The guilty party ia
If you want to oojoy a luxury call on
Chris. Uayneswortb, at tho Columbia
Hotel saloon, and obtain a dry shampoo.
It is particularly pleasant-tho only diffi?
culty is to avoid going to sleep under
The post office ot Codar Spring?, in
Spartanbnrg County, baa boon re-estab?
lished, and William H. Rogors appointed
What in Pennsylvania or Massachu?
setts is mildly oalled a row, is msgniticd
iu the South into an insurrection.
SADES YESTERDAY.-A vast amount of
real es ta to was disposed of yesterday
the majority being at Sheriff's sales.
Messrs. D. C. Peixotto tc Son have fur?
nished us with tho following list of what
they disposed of. The aa?o was well
Six lots on Plain street, between Main
and Assembly, at $11,560; unimproved
lot on Blauding street, near Sumter,
81,550; lot on Gervais street. Dear Gates,
81,025; houso and lot on Upper streot,
8380: lot on Main street, near Washing?
ton, $1,800; lot on Blandiug street,' ?ear
Bull, 81,050; lot at intersection of Wayne
and Laurel streets-, $1,300; house and
Int cm Lumber Street, near * Marion,
$1.200; 150 acres of land, at $200) 230
acres ou Rioe Greek, $325; 27 spares
stock South Carolina Railroad Cu&paoy
brought $80 per share; 40 shares Char?
lotto and,(South OaroHna Railroad, 837
per abare; 40 abares Oolam bia and Au?
gusta Railroad, 43 50; 80 shares Colum?
bia Bridge Company, $8; 125 shares
Columbia dus Light Company, $14.
?> i M.'.-i Charleaton day mailopens 4:801
night mail opo?S 8i-30 AJ $L* icloS&a fi?DO "?'
M.; closes. 8.30 ;F^d. ;,jWe??errj mail.^
Sunday cmce op?n* from mw^mAm^Xv sp
- ? THE - MILITIA [?< - Riomj?Hb: -Several
ojlored companies w?T?/jfoh&v?'pl^
order from boadquarterp.put a fetop to. it:... .
. BrEAi?cj's Sotfra CAIIOMNA MEWTIA,.'
. ADJO'T AND INSP'B GKN'B OFWiik,, -?
! COLUMBIA, April 8," :187Lic _
SPECIAL OIIDKRS, No.r ir. . . ^ T t
In:view of Ihn bitter and excited, sa?
turo of political opinion, ot-.this time, it
IB believed to bu impolitic to have the
companies of thu"*. National Guards, in
this city; turn but forJ public .display;
and,.by direction of bia Excellency R. .
K. Scott, Governor rmd Cohim?nder-in
Chief, it is hereby ordered that no armed
muster, either for drill or parade, eball
take place in this city wi tb o nfc. tho direc?
tion or oonsent of this Department, J . -
C.;Iii ANDERSON/ '
Acting Adj't and Inspector,Gon'l.
Capt. JACOB THOMPSON, Company B,
2d Regiment t?. C. N. G.. Colombio, S.
LADIES' OBPHAK S6aD3T?--:A. Nonna
Cnanrrx.-This -important, benevolent
association of tho Indica of Columbia it 1
is proposed to re-organize and resusci?
tate to that vigorous life it erjjoyed ipr
so many years prev ious to the lato war.
Now that it is more needed than ever, it
should not be allowed to die ont for
want of a little timely fostering care.
Its funds, though.materially diminished,
are bot so- en Uroly exhausted that tho
annual subscription of one dolla- from
each member will not enable it Btill to do
muoh good. If but one poor, orphan
girl be aaved by it, from beggary end
ruin, it wero worth more than all the,ex?
pense attached to thia needed charity.
The ladies of this community aro eamett
hj solicited to attend at the Female
Academy, OD this day, at 4 P. M., the
meeting for. re organizing' thia1 society,
when officers will be eleoted, tho sub?
scription price of membership taken rip
and many now members, it; ia to bo
hoped, added to tho list of membership.
Surely ono dollar per annum is not too
large a Bum to devote to the causo of tho
helpless orphan: - Although < thia society
bas, of lato years, languished, yet-itstill
owns tho boase in which it formerly car?
ried on its work ?f benevolence, and
where it is proposed to actively continuo
it, whenever funds can bo ' ob tai nod to
justify tho undertaking, and to, inaugu?
rate those initiative measures, ? having
reference proppectively to' the develop?
ment of an extensive, a systematic, and
noble charity. Let us expresa tho hopo
that this work will not bo neglected, and
that a largo aud earnest meeting will as?
semble at the' Female ^?TO?enoy'^ai 4
o'clock P. M., to-day.' : ; ?.
HoTEii AnntvAXJB, 'April 3-Columbia
Hotel-A. H. Davegai Chester; George
Tupper, S.' O.; T. S. Koller;; Monticello;
L. W. Du vail, J? W. Clarke, Winnsboroi.
Lt. S. Cattery, N. Moffat, J;- Bradley,
Now York; G. B. McCirifi^ifirrtnoro;,
E. H. Brooks, Augusta; Thos.'AuderaoD,.
Fairfield; T. J. Walten; J; "F-YGreen and
wife, Pendleton; J. B. ROBSOU/H." Vi^Ii.*
Sprigg, W: A.' Bradley, Charleston; ? F.
P. Lipscomb, OhappefTs Depot. f*
Ifickerson House-S. W. Watson, Fair?
field; W. D. Wilson,-New York; Wade S.
Moore, Baltimore; J.' J. Lawrance, N.
C.; H/W. Rice, Lexington'; J.' H. Hall,
S. C.; H. J. Mansfield,Col le ton; Obi.
lilford. U. S. Army ; C. B. Sbeadan, 8.
C; C. F. Stanley,'Sub'Frttt?oHco; Mt*, abd
Mrs. F. Bush, citv; F. A. Connor,
Cokesbnry; W. H: Trescott, Pendleton;
J. B. Bussel,- Sumter; G. W/Dnva?l,
W, A. Re ti tone, Chesterfield; W. R. Wil?
son, Jr.; York; Mrs. H. G. Witherspoon
and datighter. Sumter^'M?BS'JL.'' Wither?
spoon, Yorkvill?j, J..',0.jM^gf.Greens?
boro; S. B. Simpson. J. W. HurrieoD, S.
C.; M. Keaton, A. Thomas, New York;
J. A. Franklin.1 LoulsvilhvF. 'D. Bush,
G. & c. R. R. , -Y:;YY/;YYYTY':'
LIST OW NHW ADVERTISEMENTS. \ ?
? Columbia Oil CO.'B Mnnufaotoros. I
Meeting Palmetto Fire Company.
Mrs. A. McOormiok--Millinery. " ':
Meoting True Brotherhood Lodge.
J. W. Parker-Mansion for Bale, fl *
John A. Jacksou--Notlo??
Monteith k Fielding-Atibtion, ko.
For Sole-Horses apd Joules. j'.)r , M
Uo\,r. AUD COBMEB WCBK.-NOW is the Una
tn attack tlie rata, mice, bedbugs and r<>aohea
to every bole and corner? -JOBI, pvt- ISAAC
SEN'S "?rma Pop" in their roaob, and iUtov'11
troop ont of their haunt*, devour it and die.
tiold by aU di agglst?. <. ? * * Uta
_? ??*.? i nrH- ?
Lt ppm ari's Bittern ore tor Sale by : all drng
gista and dealers. Depot id Columbia, H. C.,
jUOjToma ft MoaBaoon's, PragglaU. 818
. " " -Foi Bal?i'""
A LOT ?f '.flno tr?B?ESli^
fU^and MUL?8,1 %1 broke.*o?
JaaTN?pply at A g now & Co.'e Sta-ja
bleu. Anembly atroet. Apm ay
?eegers' B?er^ ls Ptjre;,. ^
IT ?lo?'l contain 'C?c?c??u?' i?Wo^f' Hah
B?rrles tot tflake 'Bl^cpy or headache; j>
' .-M'.'.. I ;M . .?otiCS. i ' ['
A LL persona traniaetsng butmena ut any
"A. kind that havo not ?ken'o?t.'U^nrieBby
'iC?K$DAT, Al'R?L 6?*,'iriit??tr Whl'"'ba
dealt with according to MTft^^tnvaVfcftfa?
Olerk and Oily Trtotfrt^M^if.op
April 41 Chief Of Polioo. "