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^L?MBIA; S. C.
Thursday Morning, April 27,1871.
Meeting; ibr Mond?y If ?st.
From the notice given elsewhere, it
will be soon that a meeting is called for
Monday next for the purpose of appoint?
ing County delegates to the convention
.of taxpayers, to be held in this city.
The Columbia Board of Trade have ap?
pointed Mesar?, Soott and Sonn to repre?
sent that body. It is now proposed that
the oity and County shall farther provide
? representation, so that all the interests
of Richland, agricultural, mechanical,
as well as mercantile, shall bo, fully repre?
sented. The May Convention will be
composed of an able and influential body
of citizens. It will take np questions of
.great moment, as respeats the public in?
terests. Under these circumstances, it
ia well for oar oity and County to take
action. On Monday next oar friends
from the country will be with us, and
there will be a good opportunity for a
fall meeting. Every County ?in the
State, it is believed, will be ably repre?
sented in the May Convention.
.SUPREME COURT, WEDNESDAY, April
26.--The Court met at 10 A. M. Pre?
sent-'Chief Justice Mosesand Associate
JOB tic ea Willard and Wright.
According to order, the fourth Circuit
was called :
John E. Robertson, respondent, vs,,
Albert Evans, appellant. Struck off.
John E. Robertson, respondent, vs.
Xeonidas Lowery, appellant. Struck off.
The State vs. Orlando C. Scarborough.
Mr. Warley read brief for appellant.
Mr. Townsend was heard for the State,
Daniel R. Stevenson, et al, executor,
?vs. R. G. Cameron. New trial ordered
<by confient. 1
'H. D. Lesesne, executor, et al., vs.
Benjamin Allstore, et al. Deoree affirm?
Wm, Whaley, et al, plaintiff in error,
tvs. E. A.. Gibbes, defendant in error.
Wm. Whaley, et al, plaintiff in error,
w?. JuHott G. Elliott, defendant in error.
R. Marshal], et al, plaintiff in error,
?os. flames Tapper, defendant ia error.
T?. B. Oakes, et al, plaiatiff in error,
?s. R. DeTreville, defendant in error.
G. V. Anoker, et al, plaiatiff in error,
tts. R. DeTreville, defendant ia error.
Motton dismis ied.
Ann Berry, et al, plaiatiff ia error, vs.
2?V W. Fairy, administrator in error.
Andrew J, Reddish, by next friend,
?tia. Paul Warren, et al. Reports aud de
orco set aside and case remanded.
At IP. M., the Court adj our nod until
Thursday, 27th, 10 A. M. "
a W. Dudley. Esq., of Marlborough,
gives his ideas as follows, relative to the
May coavontion :
Whilst many are revolving in their
minds what should be the proper busi?
ness for this convention, the writer re?
spectfully asks leave to submit what ap?
pears to his mind to be the most appro
-1. Suspend, for the present, the sub?
ject of non-payment of taxes.
2. Petition the Congress of the United
States to remit South Carolina to a terri?
torial government, anless it can and will
?correct.the evils in the administration of
ibo State government. Let petitions be
circulated through every towaship, and
the names of every tax-payer, with the
amount of taxes paid, be procured
thereon, sustaining the action of the
convention in the premises.
3. Let a committee *bo appointed
whoso busioess it shall be to proceed to
Washington, during the next session of
Congress, and lay the aotion of the con?
vention and all the petitions before the
President, the Senate and the House of
Representatives, and arge, with all the
moana at their command, an early aud
favorable coasideratioa thereof.
4. If this should all fail, aad corrup?
tion go on gatheriag strength amongst
the officiai? of this State, thea let the
convention meet again.
Xii KIIUXING).-Mr. O. S. Winans, the
^bolting Republican Assemblyman, has
joooived the following awe-inspiring
-document, as wo learn from Now York
? Winans, Member from the Second
District, Chautauqua County.
ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, AUJANY, N. Y.
O. S. WINANS: We send you a copy ot
the Bible and a strong rope. Ask your
friends (if yon have any) to assist you.
Should you return to Dunkirk, we will
try and have yon viewed from tho stand*
.point you deserve.
SEPUBIJIOANS OF WESTERN NEW YORK.
Should a "loyal man at the South ro
coivo auch a "notice," how Morton and
Butler would howl over tho outrages of
the Ka Kluses, while Grant proclaimed
martial law, suspending the writ of
habeas corpus, and pat tho army and
navy on a war footing.
m . ?
. Tho Arch of Triumph, Paris, has been
destroyed by the fire of the Versailles
batteries. What the iconoclasts of the
capital have spared in their madness,
fate reserves for the stroke of those who
wonld only too gladly have avoided the
saorifice, The Arch of Triumph was the
proudest moaament in Franco. It was
the first objeot to meet the eye of the
traveler journeying towards Paris, aud
the last upon which his regretful glanoos
rested ab he left the oity. Its fall is not
the loss of Paris alone, nor of France,
bat of all those who honor art through?
out the oivilized world.
j Public Meeting.
Tho tax-payers of Riohland County
are requested to moot -ou -Monday next,
at 12 o'oldbk M.??u Irwin's Hallen ?hiB
oity, to ?appoinfc-delegates toUbe Moy
Convencen. I \:J CITIZENS.
Special Corrcapondcace ot the Phoenix.
: WriiurNaTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA R.,
F LI E MIK OTON, N. C., April 265 1871.
j MB. EDITOB: The piscatorial party that
left your city yesterday, consisting of
Majors E. W. Seibels and J. B. Ezel,
Judge S. -W. Melton, Messrs. Wm. Swaf
fleld, Roland.Keenan, Jas. E. Black, D.
B. Miller; Sr., D. B. Miller; Jr., Jas. S.
Campbell, H. S. Johnson, W. H. Stal
neoker, in charge of Conductor Ken?
nedy ns fur as Kingville, arrived herc
last night, iu caro of that genial con?
ductor. Captain High, whero their spe?
cial car was switohed off, and every
kindness shown by Nat. Carroll, tho
The carly morning found the pa ty "up
with the larks," and flying across Wacca
maw Lake, the prow of their yacht mak?
ing the ouly ripples visiblo. The fish?
ing grounds reached, all went eagerly to
work, with the vim of eager flshormeu.
The "goggle eyes" have almost ceased to
bite, owing to the lateness of the season;
whilst the **brim" and "yellow bellies"
ara hardly yet in season. But for
"tricks that are vain," th?B party you
have sont UB beats the "Heathen Chineo"
I out of sight in this game, they pretend
not to understand. The funny fellows
seem turned to very acrobats, from the
style of their heavenward somersaults,
f?nd the swift and skillful manner in
which they bound over the sides of the
If the present beautiful weather and
wonderful fortuno of the party continue,
we shall expeot your beautiful city to
present a very scaly appearance upon
The banks of Wacoamaw echo to merry
laughter, and the goddess of fortuna
smiles upon these merry, whole-souled
THE CLARENDON DISTURBANCE-LEMON
NOT "KTT.T.-r.n ny THE Ku Knox.-Since
Sunday morning last, exoited and exoit
ing rumors have prevailed in our midst,
concerning the disturbance in the ad?
joining County of Clarendon, producing
moro or less agitation pf the pub] io
mind. On Wednesday afternoon last,
Peter Lemon, a black man, and a County
Commissioner of Clarendon, was assas?
sinated in his buggy, on the public road,
about two and a half miles from Man?
ning. The assassination took place at
or near a branch or swamp thicket.
Buck-shot entered the legs, stomach,
breast and head of the unfortunate mau,
which, it is believed, produced imitant
death. Nothing satisfactory has come
to light in regard to the assassins, but
neither the.whit.es or negroes believe
that any such order as tho' Ku Klux had
-anything to do with it., Lemon was n
turbulent and offensive negro-notori?
ously so-and had been once or twice
shot at-once by a colored man, whose
sister, it is alleged, ho had ravished.
And some of these parties, (probably
white and colored,) moved entirely by
feelings of personal revenge, are believed
to have taken his life. Lemon was re?
turning from Manning, where, it is re?
ported, he had made some disturbance
and ' hod some difficulty, on the day of
his death. He is said to have been in a
state of intoxication, and to have been
driven back into Manning once or twice,
before finally taking his leave.
On Saturday, the negroes, armed, to
the number of 300 or 100, rendezvoused
at Fellowship Church, (near the place ol
the killing,) and about 100 of them pro
; ceeded to Manning, threatening to take
the lives of ten white men and to burn
the town.. There were but few white
men in town, but messengers were de?
spatched, and the handful was speedily
augmented, until probably some 200 ot
300, at different times, were present.
The Sheriff and Intendant, we learn,
requosted Col. H. L. Benbow to act. ?
1 parley ensued-the oharacter or particu?
lars of which wo have not learned-and
both sides finally dispersed, after two
days. The leading whites acted with
promptness, but with calmness and pru?
dence, and but for this there must have
been a bloody collision.
At cue time the negroes seized a co?
lored man, named Egbert Nelson, whom
they suspicioned, intending to pnt him
to death. He was resoued by the whites,
who deolarod that ho should not die
without a fair trial.
The negroes seem to have boen greatly
excited, and greatly in confusion as tc
theirsuBpioioDs or information and coun?
sels. They rotired with threats againsi
certain parties suspicioned by them, anc
tho end of the difficulty is probably nol
yet. The whites aro calm and deter
mined, and whilst they will neither see*
or encourage a difficulty with them, wil
not hesitate to striko telling blows ii:
defence, if a collision cunnot be avoided,
? ? ?
A gentleman resident in this Count
is distinguished for the most remarkabh
length of beard that ever grew iron
hum m chin. We allude to Mr. McCar
ley, who resides at Walnut Grove. Hil
beard extends to or below his knees, ant
yet he is six feet iu height. No humai
being in the history of mankind perhapj
can boast of such a facial decoration.
Another explosion of nitro-glyceriix
occurred at the Hoosao Tunnel, Friday
killing four men-A. Mason, the Super
tendent; Wm. Dunn, ThoB. Byoroft anc
Robert Roberts. Wm. A. Churchil
escaped with a broken leg.
A jury in Indiana, a fow days since
awarded a damsel only nineteen couts da
mages for breach of promise, althougl
she claimed $20,000.
Ministers are said to be on the averagt
the longest lived men.
Th? Ku Kl? Law,
Tbe following ja tho text of tho Ko
Klux bill, as finally passed 'by Congress
yesterday, n'nd approved ! by the Presif
dent: : '"
AN ACT TO RN'FOnCE THE PROVISIONS OF
TSE FOUBIEEMTH **?r--*rnMltK~c TO THE
CONSTITUTION ?F THE UNITED STATES,
AND FOB OTHER PURPOSES.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by tho Senate
and House of Representatives of the United
Slates, of America, in Congress assembled,
That any pu ra on who, under color of any
law, Btatate, ordinance, regulation, cus?
tom, or usage of any State, shall subjcot,
or cause to be subjected, nny person
withiu the jurisdiction of tho United
States to the deprivation of any rights,
privileges or immunities, secured by the
Constitution of tho United States, shall,
any such law, statute, ordinance, regula?
tion, custom, or usage of tho State to
tho contrary notwithstanding, bo liable
to the party injured in any act iou at law,
suit in equity, or other propor proceed- !
ing for redress; such proceeding to be
prosecuted in the several District or Cir?
cuit Courts of tho United States, with
und subject to the sume rights of appeal,
review upon error, and other remedies
provided in like cases in such courts un?
der tho provisions of tho Act of the Otb
of April, 38G6, entitled "Au Act to pro?
tect all persona in tho United States iu
their oivil rights, and to furnish tho
means of their vindication," aud tho
other remadial laws of the United States
which are, in thoir nature, applicable in
SEO. 2. That if two or more persons,
within any State or Territory of the
United States, shall conspire together to
overthrow or to put down, or to destroy
by loree the Government of the United
States, or to levy war against the United
.States, or to oppose by force the autho?
rity of the Government of tho United
Stater, or by force, intimidation or
threat, to provont, hinder or delay the
execution of any law of the United
States, or by force to seize, take or pos?
sess any property of the United States,
contrary to the authority thereof, or by
force, intimidation or threat, to prevent
any person from accepting or holdiug
any office of trust or place of confidence
under the United States, or from dis?
charging the duties thereof, or by force,
intimidation or threat, to induce any of?
ficer of the United States to leave any
State, district or placo where his duties
as such officer might lawfully be per?
formed, or to injure him in his person or
property on account of his lawful dis
charge of the duties of his office, or to
injure his person while engaged in the
lawful discbarge of the duties of bis Of?
fice, or to injure his property so as tc
molest, hinder, interfere with or impede
him in the discharge of his official duty,
or by force, intimidation or throat to de?
ter any party or witness, in any court ol
tho United States from attending such
court, or from testifying in any mattel
ponding in snob court fully, freely and
truthfully, or to injure any such party oi
'witness in his person or property, on ac?
count of his having so attended or testi
fled, or by force, intimidation or threat,
to influence the verdict, presentment oi
indictment of any juror or grand juroi
in auy court of tho Uuited States, or ti
injure such juror in his person or pro
perty, on account- of any verdict, prc
seutment or indictment lawfully assent
ed tc by him, or ou account of his beih(
or having been such juror, or shull con
spiro together, or go iu disguise upoi
the publia highway or upon the premise
of another for the purpose, either direct
ly or indirectly, of depriving any persoi
or any class of persons of the equnl pro
lection of the laws, or of equal privi
leges or immunities under the laws, o
for the purpose of preventing or binder
ing thu constituted authorities of an;
Slate from giving or securing to all pur
sons within such State tho equal proteo
tion of the laws, or Bhall conspire tq
gether for tho purpose of, in any man
uer, impeding, hindering, obstructing o
defeating the due course of justice ii
any State or Territory, with intent t
deny to any citizen of the United State
the due and equal protection of th
laws, or to injure uny person in bis pei
son or his property for lawfully eu fore
ing tho right of auy person or class c
persons to tho equal protection of tb
laws, or by force, intimidation or tbreal
to prevent any citizen of tho Unite
States, lawfully ontitled to vote, froi
giving his support or advocacy in a lav
ful muuuer, towards or in favor of th
election of any lawfully qualified perso
ns an elector of President or Vice-Pros
I dont of tho United States, or as a men
I bor of tho Congroas of tho Unite
i States, or to injure any such citizen i
his person or property- on account <
I such support or advocacy, each an
every person so offending shall bo deon
j ed guilty of a high crime, and upon coi
viction thereof in any District or Ci ron
Court of tho United States, or Distrii
or Supreme Court of any Territory i
tho United States, having jurisdiction i
similar offences, shall be punished by
fine not less than $500 nor moro tbs
85,000, or by imprisonment, with <
without hard labor, as the court may d
termine, fora period of not ICSB than s
months nor moro than six years, ns tl
court may detormine, or by both su(
fine and imprisonment as the court sha
detormine. And if any ono or mo
poisons engaged in auy such conspirai
shall do, or cause to be done, any net
furtherance of tho object of such co
spiracy, whereby nuy person shall bo i
juried in his person or property, or d
prived of" having and exercising ai
right or privilege of a citizen of tl
United States, tho person so injured
deprived of such rights and privileg
may have and maintain au action for ti
recovery of damages occasioned by sm
injury or deprivation of rights and p
vilegOs against any ono or moro of t!
parsons engaged in suoh conspirar
such notion to be prosecuted in tho pi
por District or Circuit Court of t
United States, with and subjeot to t
same rights of appeal, review upon orr
and other remedies provided in li
oases in snob oourtB und or ike provisions 1
of the Act of April 9, 1866, entitled
"Au Aot to protect nil persons in the
United States in their ci vii righ ts, and to
famish the means of their vindication."
SEO. 3. That in all coses where insur?
rection, domestic violence, unlawful com?
binations, or conspiracies in any State
shall so obstruct or hinder tko execution
of the laws thereof, and of the United
States, as to deprive any portion or class
of the people of such Stato of any of the
rights, privileges, or immunities, or pro?
tection, named in the Constitution and
secured bj this Aot, and the constituted
authorities of such State shall either be
unable to protect, or shall, from any
cause, fail in or refuse protection of the
people in such rights, such facts shall be
deemed a denial by such State of the
equal protection of tbe laws to which
they are entitled under tho Constitution
of the United States; and in all such
oases, or whenever any such insurrection,
violence, unlawful combination or con?
spiracy shall oppose or obstruct tho laws
of tho Uuitod States or tho execution
thereof, or impede or obstruct the due
course of justice under the same, it shall
be lawful for the President, and it shall
bo his duty to take such measures, by the
employment of the militia or tho land
and naval forces of the United States, or
of either, or by other means, as he may
deem necessary, for thc suppression of
such insurrection, dotnostio violence,
or combinations; and any person who
shall be arrested nuder the provisions ol
this and the preceding section shall be
delivered to the marshal of tho propel
district, to be dealt with according tc
SEC. '1. That whenever in any State Ol
part of a Stato the unlawful combination!
nnmed in the preceding section of this
Act shall bo orgauized and armed, and sc
uutnerous and powerful as lo be able, bj
violence, to either overthrow or * set nf
defiance thc constituted authorities ol
such State, aud of the United Statot
within such State, or when tho consti?
tuted authorities ure in complicity with,
or shall connive at tho uulawful purposet
of, such powerful and urmcd combiuu
tions; and whenever, by reason of eithci
or all of the causes aforesaid, the con?
viction of such offenders and tho pre
servutiou of the publia safety shall be?
come iu such district impracticable, ir
every such case such combinations shu!
be deemed n rebellion against tho Go
vernmeut of the United States, and du
ring tbe continuance of such rebellion
and within the limits of the distrio
which shull bo BO uuder tho sway thereof
such limits to be prescribed by proclama
tion, it shall bo lawful for the Presiden
of the United States, when, in his judg
ment, the public safety shall require it
to suspend the privileges of the writ o
the habeas corp.m, to the end that encl
rebellion may bo overthrown: Provided
That all the provisions of the second sec
fiori of an Act entitled "An Act relntinf
to habeas corpus, and regulating judicia
proceedings in certain eases," npprovei
March 3, 1863, which relate to the di?
charge of prisoners other than prisoner
of war, and to the penalty for refusinj
to oboy tho order of th? court, shall bi
in full force so for as the same are appli
cable to tho provisions of this section
Provided, further, That . tho Presiden
shall first have made proclamation, a
now provided by law, commanding sucl
insurgents to disperse: And, provided
also. That tho provisions of this sectioi
shnll not be in force after tho ead of tb
next regular session of Congress.
SEC. 5. That no person shnll be i
praud or petit juror in any court of tb
United States upon any inquiry, hear
iug, or trial of any snit, proceding o
prosecution based upon or arising uude*
the provisions of this Act, who shall, ii
the judgment of the court, be in corn pli
city with any such combination or con
spiracy; aud every such juror shall, be
foro entering upon any such inquiry
hearing or trial, take and subscribe ai
oath in open court that ho han never
directly or iudireotly, counseled, advise
or voluntarily aided any such combino
tion or conspiracy; and each and ever
person who shall take this oath, am
shall therein 3wear falsely, shall b
guilty of perjury, aud shall bo subjeo
to thc pains aud penalties declare
against that crime; aud'.lie first sectioi
of tho Act entitled "Au Act defiuin
additional causes of challenge aud pre
scribing an additional oath for gran
and petit jurors in tho Uuited State
courts," approved Juno 17,1862, be, un
tho same is hereby, repealed.
SEC. 6. That any person or person
having kuowledgc that any of the wrong
conspired to bo done, and mentioned ii
tho second section of this Act, aro ubou
to bo committed, and, having power t
prevent or aid in preventing tho same
shall neglect or refuse so to do, au
such wrongful act shall be committee
such person or persons shnll bo liablo t
the person injured, or bis legal represor
tatives, for all damages caused by an
such wrongful act which such Art
named person or persons by roasouabl
diligonco could havo prevented; an
snob damages may bo recovered in a
action on tho case in the proper Circa
Court of tho United Stato; and any nu rr
bor of persons guilty of such wrongfi
neglect or refusal maj' be joiued as di
fendants in such notion: Provided, Tin
such action shall bc commenced withi
ono year nfter such cause of action slut
have accrued; and if tho death of nu
person shall bo caused by auy sue
wrongful aot and neglect, the legal rei
resentatives of such deceased perso
shall have such action therefor, and ms
recover not exceeding $5,001) damag<
therein, for tho benefit of the widow <
such deceased person, if any there be, (
if tuero bo no widow, for tho benefit <
tho next of kin of such deceased persoi
SEC. 7. That nothing heroin coutaine
shall bo coustrued to supersede or rope
nny formor Act or law, except so far i
the same may bo repugnant thereto; an
any offences heretofore committe
against tho tenor of any former Act sha
bo prosecuted, and any proceedic
already commenced for the prosecutio
thereof, shall be continued and com?
pleted the samo as if this Act had not
been passed, except so. far as the provi- ,
siona of this Aot may go to sustain aud
validate such proceedings, f '.
[The 6th section above is the substi?
tute for the Sherman amendment, as
agreed upon by the second conference
TUE CULMINATION OF TUE KO KLUX
ENORMITY.-The Ku Klux bill has re?
ceived all the sanction and semblance of
legal authority which the assent of both
houses of Congress aud the signature of
the President can impart to iU , Its pas?
sage marks a memorable era io the his?
tory of the Government-the date of its
formal departure in purpose, if not in
effect, from the line of constitutional
Erec?dent?, and every heretofore ac
nowledgcd limit of constitutional power.
Such deviations as had occurred previ?
ously had been palliated, if not excused,
upon the ground that they were forced
upon tho Government by the pressure of
military necessity in a period of national
convulsion and oivil war. No such jus?
tification is attempted to be pleaded
now, yeta measure is inaugurated which,
in the language of a Republican Sena?
tor, (Mr. Trumbull,) means nothing
short of the "annihilation of the States."
It is virtually avowed by many of its
supporters to have originated in tho in?
terests of party. Tho bill, so long as its
fundamental features wore retained, it
would havo been impossible to better.
Tho details of the measure sink into in
significance in comparison with the stu?
pendous violations of all principle and
all just ?en which mark its main features.
Tho two leading provisions of the Act,
as we have heretofore shown, aro the
extraordinary jurisdiction songht to bo
couferred upou the courts of tho United
States, both in civil and crimiual cases,
and the yet more extraordinary powers,
beyoud anything heretofore supposed to
be within the limits of the constitution,
sought to bo couferred upon the Presi?
So far as tho former of these two pur?
poses is concerned, it may yet fail of
practical accSinplishment, in some qunr
tors, at least. Congress may seek to
convert tho Federal Judges into the po?
lice magistrates of the Union, and to en?
large their jurisdiction at the expense of
tho State courts and in defiance of tho
constitution, but the Federal Courts
have it in their power to shield the peo?
ple in this regard. "Whenever thoy have
conscientious convictions of usurpation
in the promises, the Judges may quash
indictment? found under the Act, and
refuse to entertain civil snits brought in
pursuance of its provisions. Declining,
however, to incur this responsibility, a
test case may as soon as possible be car?
ried to the Suprome Court, with every
reasonable hope that this attempt to ig?
nore tho work of the fathers iu tho
formation of tho government, will be
Tho most dangerous powers, however,'
aro those which are conferred upou the
President, who is made the sole judge of
the ability aud the disposition of the
State authorities to perform their duties,
and is clothed wit li absolute discretion
to substitute at will military for civil
government in any part of tho Union,
whenever and wherever he may think
that tho former will prove more effica?
cious for the suppression of "outrages '
and the protection of citizens. He may
suspend nt pleasure tho writ of habeas
corpus, employ for the purpose the army,
navy and militia of the country, or otlur
means, as he mai/ deem necessary. Here
is power actually unlimited as to the
nieaus to au eua. The President has
already signed this bill, and Colonel
Forney, in a speech at Washington the
night after its passage, claimed for tbe
President the credit of having originated
it, urged it upon Congress, secured its
enactment. The President promises,
says tho letter writers, npon his return
from his farm near St. Louis, to put the
Act into "vigorous .execution." Where
will ho begin and where will he stop?
A third feature was engrafted upon
this monstrous measure iu the last stages
of its passage through Congress, which
deserves a word of comment. Military
commanders in time of war, in an ene?
my's country, sometimes deem it neces?
sary for tho protection of their troops
against acts of private and individual
hostility, to hold tho districts or villages
where such nets may occur responsible,
wbon tho actual perpetrators aro un?
known and have eluded capture. They
act upon the presumed sympathy of the
inhabitants with the criminals, and take
tho risk of punishing the innocent for
tho guilty. This exceptional measure ol
military severity tho Senate of the
United Statos deliberately sought to in?
troduce into tho ordinary criminal juris?
prudence of the country, by tacking tc
tho bill an amendment to the effect thai
oitio8 or Counties where "outrages," af
defined by the second section of tho Act,
should occur, should bo assessod in da?
mages for tho benefit of tho injured par?
ties. This amendment, known by the
name of its author ns the "Sherman
amendment," tho House rejected. Tc
roconcilo tho disagreeing votes of thetwc
houses, a substituto was found by thc
Conforenco Committee, and finally
adopted, which gives instead a right ol
notion to tho party injured, or in case o.
death to his legal representativos, against
any and all persons who, "having know
ledge" that auy such "outrage" wai
about to be committed, and "having
powor to prevout br aid in preventing th?
same, shall neglect or ref uso so to do.'
What more noed bc sind of a measure sc
moustrus than that it is legislation mr
mad; that, in the language of this week't
Nation, "if any attempt is made to en
forco it, tho only effeot will be to covei
its authors with avon deeper disgract
than that under which they now labor.'
Apparently, a fearful issuo is now made
up for trial in the country. It is a drone
experiment, tending in tho direction o:
a total change of our form of govern
; PHONIXIANA.-The price ol single
copies of the PHOENIX is Ovo cents.
Senator Thomas J. Robertson is in
Plain and fancy colored printing OTO.
outed with neatness and despatch, on tho
most reasonable terms. All the latest
styles of cards, &o., on hand and printed
in excellent style, at the PHOENIX office.
Many go out of the world by railroad, j
but the last stages of consumption carry
Pamphlets, briefs, catalogues, dodgers,
posters, hand-bills, bill-heads-in fact,
everything in the way of job printing
gotten up in the best stylo and on terms
that we pledge ourselves will bo satisfac?
tory to all parties. With approved ma?
chinery and steam power, we challenge
comparison in prices.
We had a short visit, yesterday, from
Messrs. N. A. S ted ni un, Jr., of the Ma?
rion Star, and ThomoB F. Greneker, of
the Newberry Herald.
An intoxicated man made a raid on the
store of Mr. 13lease, (a few doors above
the PHOENIX office,) last evening, and
"cleaned oat" tho establishment-firing
his pistol indiscriminately. He was
finally carried off to tile Guard House.
Result-nobody burt, but somebody
A number of citizeuB, at the invitation
of the Messrs. Joyner, participated in a
pic-nic, on Tuesday last, at "Joyner's
Camp Ground," about five miles from
Columbia, on the line of the Wilming?
ton, Columbia and Augusta Railroad.
There was music, dancing and a delight?
ful time. Wo were unavoidably prevent?
ed being present, but those who were on
hand say everything passed off capitally,
and a highly-gratified party returned to
the city in tho evening.'
Representative R. B. Elliott has fur?
nished us with samples of "McLean's
Epicurean Peas" and "Pea Prince Al?
bert," which were grown in Europe ex?
pressly for the United States Depart?
ment of Agriculture. Any of oar agri?
cultural readers, desirous of experiment?
ing, will be supplied with these peas. -
A pistol accidentally dropped from the
pocket of a yoong 'man, last night, and
exploded-causing considerable commo?
tion in the vicinity.
A collation was served up at the Pol-'
lock House, last night, under tho direc?
tion o"f Palmetto Lodge, No. 5, L O. ?.
F., of this city, in honor of a number of
members of the Lodge in Chester, who
bad paid a visit to Colombia. John T.,
Sloan, Jr., Esq., delivered a &bort ad?
dress of welcome, which was responde'd
to by the Noble Grand of Chester Lodge.
The party broke up about 10 o'clock, as
the visiting brethren returned home by
the ll o'clock train.
Col. Thomas Dodamead, Superintend?
ent of the Greenville and Columbia Roil-1
road, returned yesterday, after na ab?
sence of several weeks. ' - . '--.
The annual meeting of stockholders of
the Greenville.and Columbia Railroad
will be held this morning, at 10 o'clock,
iu their hall, over the South Carolina
B ink and Trust Company.
A Western paper says "our domain
now stratches from ice to oranges."
MAIL ABBANQEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.30 P. M. ; closes 12.15
P.M. Charleston day mail opens 4.8?
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 1.30P. M.; doses 1.80 P. M. On
Sunday or?ico open from 3 to 4 P. M.
The following appointments and
changes have been announced at the
J. F. Beckman, removed as Trial Jus?
tice at Georgetown, and C. R. Anderson,
Arthur J. Lovy, to bo Commissioner of
Doeds, resident in New York city.
Henry LyBrand, of Edgefield, and S.
T. Sonder, of Charleston, Notaries Pub?
J. S. Fillebrown, Auditor for Darling?
ton County, vice John Leurmy, re?
John Watts, to be Commissioner of
Deeds, resident at Santa Fe, New Mex?
D. W. Ketchum, of Marion, Notary
LIST OF NEW ADVBBTMEMENTS.
Acts of the Legislature.
Chambers ?fc Bryoe-Flour, Guano, &c.
W. D. Love & Co.-Special Attention.
P. Cantwell-Smoked Meats.
Porter & Steele-Jost Received.
J. H. Baldwin-Room to Rent.
E. E. Jackson-JnBtln.
C. V. Carrington-G. & C. R. R. .
Isaao Salzbaohor-Corroct Time.
Meeting Acacia Lodge.
* Mrs. C. E. Reed-Millinery.
E. Pollard-Walking Canes.
A STATISTICAL. FACT.-ir all tho bedbugs,
rats, mice aud roaches that have been alair
by ISAACSEN'S "HuHE 1'or" wore lam out in
ungle tile, it is calculated that tho lino would
bo twico ss long as the Atlantic cable. Bold
by all druggists.. F IC th
Lippman'a Bittors are for sale by all drog?
uista and dealers. Depot in Columbia, H. O.,
it GEIOEU ?L MCQREOOB'S, Druggists. B 18