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COLUMBIA, s. c;
Thursday Morning:, May ll. 1871.
Ii is a great pity that the Indian Peace
Commissioners have been unable to ex?
tend the fruits of their humano and be?
neficent labore to Arizona. In that Ter^
ritory a war of extermination is buing
waged between the whitos and thu abo?
rigines, and from latest accounts it looks
ss though the Sons of the Forest wore
getting deoidetlly the worst of the fight.
Iudeed, the Arizonians are exerting
themselves to exterminate the tribes that
have been for some time pant giving
them provocation. Their bitterest foes,
the Apaches, they have surrounded inj
the Drogan Mountains, and if thu en?
circled foo find no outlet for cBcapo, our
Territorial brethren threaten to kill
every one of them. This is not humnne,
but in Arizona it is deemed just. Thero
is a need for more Iudian pence commis?
sioners in the Territories, especially Ari?
zona and Now Mexico.
.. The Carolina Spartan publishes a oard
from John Faut, Orango Mack, Ransom
LewiB, Dennis Williams, Coleman Wof
ford, Aaron Wallace, Jack Moore, Riley
Floyd, Wm. Nash, Andy West, Samuel
Durruh, Bailey Forrest, Duvid Hill, co?
lored citizens of Spartuuburg, in whioh
they assert that, believing that tho De?
mocratic party can only bring peace and
order to the country, we tako this me?
thod of. saying that wo withdraw from
the Radical party, nnd will hereafter
support the Democratic party.
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HON. JEEP. Davis' MISSISSIPPI ESTATES
Now OWNED BY ONE OP HIS SLAVES -A
letter to the Chicago Tribune describes a
visit made in company with Mr. Jeffer?
son Davis, to the plantation formerly
owned by him in Mississippi. ? The
"We left at night on the R. E. Lee,
one of our fiuest steamers, and landed at
the Hurrioane plantation about day-light
the next morning. This plantation, and
another known as Briarfield, were occu?
pied before the war by J. E. Davis and
his brother, President Davis. They were
sold to a favorite freedman, Ben. Mont?
gomery, for $360,000, payable at the end
of ten years, (lat January, 1876,) inte?
rest at B?X per cent., payable annually;
Beb, who is very black, but thoroughly
cd"c?tsd befrrro the war, met us and gave
ns a breakfast, waiting on the table him?
self, but. not offering to take a seat.
After breakfast, wo bad a .carriage and
rode over the magnificent estate, the ex?
tent of whioh you can form some idea of
when I tell you that Ben. Montgomery
made last year 2,fJ00 bales of cotton and
a Urge quantity of corn. We dined at
Briarfield, the former residence of Jef?
ferson Davis, and now ocoupied as a re?
sidence of the aforesaid Ben., and you
will not be surprised to learn that the
former slaves of Mr. Davis greeted him
with ull the warmth of affuotion which
they were cwpable of expreesiug. Mr.
Davis met them cordially, and enoou
raged them by mauy kind words. After
diuutit, ut which our wealthy host ngaiu
waited ou in iu elegant .myle, we passed
on to H very large and vuluablo planta?
tion which has boon purchased by Ben.
Montgomery and added to tho Davis
estate, uud which will ndd to his crop
this year probubly 1,000 bales moro,
making 3,51)0 iu ?ill, if it is a good crop."
"PIUBSTS AUB THIEVES."-All tho cler?
gy of Montmartre, inoluding M. Protot,
the venerable OUIHJ of Saint Pierro, wore
arrested on the 15th of April. The mo?
tives of this arrest are to bo gathered
from tho following curious placard, post?
ed on the closed doors of tho church:
"APBIIJ 10,1871.-Whereas priests are
thieves, and churohes haunts whore they
have morally assassinated the masses, in
dragging France under the talons of the
scoundrels Bonaparte, Favre and Truck ii,
the delegate of Les Carri?res, ut the cx
prefeoturo of police, orders the Church
of Saint Pierre to be cloned, sud decrees
the arrest of the ecclesiastics and igno
rantins.-Le Moussu." [Two seals of
the Commune stumped on the paper. ]
MASONIC-THE GRAND ORIENT OF
FBANOE.-Ia 1869, the Grand Orient of
France grunted Masonic oharters to ne
Eo lodges ia Louisiana. Tbs Grand
pdge of that State then formally inter?
dicted any Masonio communication be?
tween bodies under its jurisdiction and
said Orient. Afterwards the Grand
Lodge of Virginia took the same action.
The Grand Orient of France issued a
circular that it is anti-MaBonic to discri?
minate on account of color. Tho Grand
Master of Virginia declined to re?oive
the communication, on acoountof ino in?
terdiction. In this action tho Grand
Lodge now sustains him.
A CASE FOB Mn. GREELEY.-The Nor?
folk Virginian montions tue cuso of a
?oung man who went from that towu to
Philadelphia in quest ol business ns a
clerk. He carried high recommenda?
tions of character and capacity. Ho ap?
plied to many, and at last obtained a
situation, but bis employer had forgot?
ten to ask where he was from. As soon
as he ascertained he was from Virginia,
he at once dismissed him, stating that
public feeling was so strong against tho
South that he could not H fifo rd to employ
a Southern clerk.
The latest novelty in the way of accom?
modation for travel ia New York ie the
placing of a line of palace horse oars on
the Third avenue street railway. Thoy
are marvels of splendor' uud comfort,
?uite rivaling in their way the oelebruted
ullman palace sleeping car, and are said
to be profitably patronized, notwith?
standing the iuoreasod price charged for
ridiug io thom.
Tl?? Tax-FayeiV Conymtlnn.
8BC0ND DAY. .. _.
WBD?TKSD?V, Maj 10, 1871..
At 12.15 P. M., thc* Convention nsaem
bled, and waa called tq Order by President
Porter. The JdhrneJ/bi tba previous
day's proceedings was read and oou
^Sossrs. Ar mistend Burt uud B. Z.
Herndou, of Abbeville; W. E. Holoombo
and D. F. Bradley, of Piokens; Col. A.
Frederick, of Orangobnrg; James A.
Hoyt, of Anderson; M. Li. Boubum, of
Edgofiold; J. H. Boyle and Wm. O.
Keith, of Oconee, came forward and
were registered as delegates.
The names of the following delegates
from Richland, wereaooidentally omitted
from tho list published yesterday : Robt.
Adams, Dr. E. W. Wheeler, Johu H.
j^Un motion of Gen. M. W. Gary, tho
privileges of thc floor were extended to
Messrs. W. D. Simpson, Col. C. H.
Suber, Hon. W. H. Tresoott nud Col. A.
The Executive Coramitteo reported
upon tho resolutions of Mr. F. F. War?
ley, exhorting tho people of tho Statu to
refrain from all nets of violence, nud to
look to tho law and other proper ngoncies
for tho rcdruss of their grievances; tho
co-oporution of tho citizens of each
County with the Governor, in tho ap?
pointment of Couuty officers, aud thut
the peoplo hold primary meetings and
petition thu Governor aud tho Legisla?
ture to repeal all useless nud obnoxious
laws - recommending thut the sauio ho
Judgo A. P. Aldrich offered tho follow
Resolved, That the Executive Commit?
tee, with tho President, shull havo it iu
charge to protect the interests repre?
sented by this Convotion in tho interval
of adjournment-to keep iu view tho
current legislation, aud to call the Con?
vention together ut .such times as they
may think proper. Also, that, a com?
mittee of Ave be Appointed by thu Exe?
cutive Committee, to proparo a truthful
and condensed roport of the condition
of the State, now and since tho war, and
that the same be printed and distributed.
Referred to the Executive Committee.
Mr. Simons offered a resolution, thal
a committee of five bo appointed to con?
fer with the Governor, in regard to thc
postponement of the oolleotion of thc
tax in November; and that they reporl
to this Convention; which was referred
to tho Executivo Committee.
Col. Wm. Wallace offered the follow'
ing; whioh was referred to the Executive
Whereas, crimes hitherto unknown ii
South Carolina, viz: embezzling of pub
lio f undB and bribery in the Legislature
tm Vu bc?O?i? ?o flagrant as tc in?kc th
Government a by-word and reproach ii
thie cy os of a civilized world-committed
ns they have been, almost openly in th
presence of tho Executivo and the Attoi
uoy-General of the State-whoso duty i
is to see that all offenders ore brought t
j UK tice And, whereas, theso violation
of law on the part of those occupyin,
high pisces in the Government, commit
ted almost openly and with impunity
beget a spirit of lawlessness throughou
Resolved, That tho Attornoy-Genen
be instructed to find out and prosecut
all such offenders, aud that a coinmitte
of five members of this Convention h
appointed to aid that officer io tho dit
ohargo of this duty.
Mr. A. B. Woodruff, of Spnrtauburr.
ottered the following resolution, whic
was referred to theExecutive Committei
Resolved, That it be referred to th
Committee of Eleven to report us to til
propriety of proposing some plat
through thu Governor or otherwise, L
which tho law requiring ull ofnoiul ni
tices to be published in certain pnpei
be repealed, or so modified as to remov
Mr. H. C. Smart, of Beaufort, offere
the following preamble and resolution
which were referred to tho Exccutn
Reoogniziug our obligations ns del
gates of this State, in voluntary convei
tion assembled, to adopt such moaauri
as ju our judgment will be most condi
cive to social harmony, mutual co-oper
tion in aud support of the Govcrnmen
and confidence in the financial conditii
of the State. Receiving and ncoepth
io good faith the assurances of his E
oellency tho Governor that ho will re
der any aid in his power to facilita
such object, aud that any plan whit
this Convention may adopt, consiste
with our system of free government, w
deserve the earnest atteution-of tho Ge
eral Assembly. Approoiating his su
gestion as to the proper modo for rom
dying existing evils, to wit: to secure f
tho State the services of citizens who
experience and personal character wou
furnish a Buffioient guarantee for wi
legislation and judicious expenditure
tho public funds. Bo it, thorcfore,
Resolved, That tho Executivo Comm
tee of this Convention bo, and they n
hereby, requested to nominate a coi
mittoo, to consist of not loss thau thr
nor more than ton competent perso?
who shall make and canso to bo mad?
thorough investigation of all tho liubi
ties of this State.
Resolved, That his Exoiiloucy tho C
vernor be, and hu is heroby, request
to render any aid in his power to tho i
oompiishraent of this object, and as
important agency exists in thb .State
Now York, a visit to which would ont
much oxpeuso on the member:; of t
committoo, this aid be extended to e
braco transportation of this co/nuiitte
Resolved, That, the officers of the vu
ous departments be, and aro hereby,
quested to givo tho committee accusa
all sou rec J of information wilhin th
Resolved, That thc Executivo Couin
tee bo continuous in its orguuizatii
subject to thu cull of his Excellency n
Resolved, That in addition to tho i
ties horoinbefore provided for tho mc
hers of this committee, tho Execut
Committee shall, by conf?rence and
co tn m ?ri iou ti ou with bib Exe ol Io nov the
Governor, whenever by bim desired, ac
sist bim to ' secure trie services of citi?
zens to fill the varions offices of State
Resolved, That we are opposed to re?
pudiation, and bope that tbe result of
tbo arrangement herein provided for will
secure the prompt payment of all lawful
o' ligation H : Provided, however, That we
distinctly reservo the right to farther
action on this point uutil after tho re?
ports herein contemplated aro mn de.
Mr. li. H. Wilson offered the follow?
Resolved, That it be referred to tho
Executive Committee to devise souio
plan by which tho necessary expenses ? ?
this Convention shall bc provided for.
On motion of Gen. Chcsunt, it was
Resolved, That thc Executivo Coen
mitteo be ul lo wed to continuo in sealion
during the holding of tho Convention.
On motion, tho Convention adjourned,
ut 1 P. M., to 7 P. M.
Tho (.'on ven tion met ut 7 P. M.
Mr,F. P. Warley offered the following
resolution, which was referred to thu
Resolved, That this Convention, repre?
senting the tux-puyei'H of tho State of
South Carolina, aud authorized it* speak
for thom, solemnly declare the intention
of the people to resist, hy all lawful
means, thu payment of any debt here?
after coutruoted by tho present Statu Go?
vernment, or by any subs?quent govern?
ment, in which tho tax payers uro not
Mr. Robert Adams, of Richland, of?
fered tho folio wi og preamble nud reso?
Whereas taxation without adequate
representation is un anomaly in u true
Republican government; und whereas
the tax-payers of the State of South Ca?
rolina aro now laboring under tho iutolo
ruble burden arising from non-represen?
tation in tho legislativo couueils of thc
Resolved, That we recoin uicud to thc
Governor a suspousiou of tho collection
of taxes for tho year 1871, uutil tho ad
journtnent of the next session of the Le
Resolved, That it is tho seuao of thu
Convention that tho necessities of tin
tux-payers of South Carolina imperativo
ly require such suspension.
Referred to the Executivo Committee
^-??fl"inotiou of Mr. T. Y. Simons, it wff!
Resolved, That this Convention of tin
property-holders and tax payers of th<
fcjlato of South Carolina do hereby deeu
it our duty to doclaro that the bond
heretofore issued, withoutlegn] sanction
and tho so-called sterling loan, or an;
other bonds or obligation hereafte
issued, purporting to be under and b;
vii tue of the authority of tho State, u
at present constituted, will uot he heh
binding ou us; aud that wo rccorument
to tho people of tho Statu, in every man
uer and at nil times, to resist tho pay
ruent t hereof, or tho enforcement of un
tax to pay tho sume, by all l?gitim?t
means within their power.
Resolved, That wo deem it our duty t
waru all persons not to receive, hy wa
of purchase, loan or otharwiso, au
bonds or obligations hereafter issuer
purporting to bind the property c
pledge the credit of the State; aud fbi
all such bonds or obligations will bo bel
to be null nud void, ns having bee
issued corruptly und improvidently. ???
SyTho Committee on Ss?rago und Elei
lion made their report.
Col. J. P. Thomas supported tL
scheine of cumulative voting in an eh
quent speech, and by nu uuunswornb
argument, advocating tho principios <
Mr. G. A. Trenholm spoke in the san
strain, showing, by instances from r
cent Euglish history, thut tho princip
of minority representation is in necor?
anco with the teachings of a Imo polit
Ex-Gov. Manning spoke at length
opposition to tho report of tho com in i
Gen. M. W. Gary supported tho r
port of tho commitleo in appropria
and striking terms, showing tho a
vantages of tho cumulative system
Mr. Chamberlain, iu support of tl
report of the committee, made un ul
quent aud affecting speech; ut the clo
of which, the question hoing put, tl
report was adopted.
Hon. A. P. Aldrich, from tho Exec
(ive Committee, reported upon tho qui
tions of representation and taxation.
At ll P. M., tho Convention adjoin
od lill 12 M. to-morrow.
BANK ORGANIZATION.-On Sattml
last, n National Bank, nuder tho titlo
thu Nntional Bank of Newberry, with
capital stock paid iu of $50,000, w
orgnnizod in this town, and tho cort)
catos of stock forwarded to Washingtc
An election for officers will take place
the 17th instant, nnd tho bank will'
t iuto operatiou about the first of Ju
The business men of our town havo lo
folt tho need of bank facilities, and tl
now wo are to have tho advantages a
privileges of so necessary nn iantitutic
all will be glad to kuow. To Coloi
Palmer, of Columbia, who wasso larg*
instrumental in its inception and orga
zation, our citizens fool greatly indobti
\ dewberry Herald,
Cunioos OLD COINS.-Mr. Charles
Burrows, of Buckingham, Pa., is a c
lector of coins. Among his collecti
ure a copper Roman coin of abort (
before Christ; two copper Masonic, co
or medals, assumed to bu us old ns t
building of Solomon's temple; two otb
dug from tho ruins of Horoulaneum, n
almost 2,000 years old; a curious u?pi
coin, dated 1190, but of what null
could not be mudo out; a Prussian c
of 171G; a copper medal in honor
Fredoriok tho Groat, struck in 17
Euglish coins of 1723 and J.735, ant
curious copper calendar of 1793.
Is Dot this, related iu a private letter
from Loudon, rather n remarkable story?
About teu years ago a young A m er i eau
from New York, Walter Hastings, by
name, dining iu London in company
with Lord C-,> ox pressed the opinion '
that solitary confinement in a dark coll
was not so dreadful a punishment cs bad ',
been represented. His Lordship-PO
goes the tale-offered Hastings ?10,000
if be would undergo outiro seolusiou for
?3U years. Tho proposition being
agreed to, a cell waa fitted up in Lord
O-'s town house. It was from twelve
to iiftoon feet square. Tho prisoner WOB
to bo allowed cundi??, a few books, writ?
ing materials, plain food-tho latter
served by a mau who was not to bo seen.
lu this way Hastings has been living for
a decade of years, his term expiring
about the first of the present month.
Ho ia now released, and has rocoived, wu
suppose, his hard-earned money. Ho
emerges from* his dungeon in rathol a
dilapidated condition, appearing, though
only thirty-five, like a man of /sixty-live
years of ago, his frame stooping and his
steps tottering, his face sallow, his hair
and board whito, hts voico tremulous and
bis speech hesitating. He is coming
directly to America.-Ncio York Tribune.
THE SHAKE SYSTEM IN THE SOUTH.
Thu Now York Post thinks that tho ex
truordiuury growth iu thu South, since
thu war, of thc method of working
fauns on shares, was thc result of tho
uxtreme doaire of tho colored laborer to
bo his owu master. We think it much
moro likely that it was because of tho
inability of the 'mister to pay in wages,
or iu any other way than shu rcs. The
war left tho Southern laud owners with
but little but their houses ?ind landa.
Often they had not even stock or farming
implements. What little money some of
them had was required to buy thu very
toola with which to work. Even soed
hud to bo supplied to largo sections of
country by liberal friends, and our own
people were persist un t in this good
work. Tho share system roso from the
necessity of the case. That method of
working may bo all that the Post claims
for it in the way of a success, but thu
negro exodus from Louisiana, which it
refers to, is not because of tho abseuco
and impracticability of thu system there,
but because of tho heavy and exhausting
labor which thu sugar culture requires.
TUE PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATL'IIE -
,Tba session of this body hus been cha?
racterized by dead-locks. The Demo?
crats havo a majority of ono in tho So?
nate, and the Republicans a majority of
ten in the Housu. E tch branch passes
bills calculated to give its own party- an
advantage, io which tho other branch
declines to concur. Thus scarcely nuy
important bills have passod, except that
for tho apportionment of tho State,
which tho Governor is now urged by
members of both parties to veto. Hiv?
ing idled away the term for which the
members are paid, they havo been care?
ful lo provide that they shall bo paid
sovtm dollars por day from tho 7th of
April to the end of tho sessiou, when?
ever that may bi?. Tho people seem to
bo remarkably patient uudof the inflic?
tion. They reasonably consolo them?
selves with the reflection thut if thu im?
portant business of tho State is thus
wilfully neglected, tho State will at least
escape corrupt and prodigal legislation.
Ladies aro carrying parasols with long,
heavy handles and long points-using
them ns walking sticks; aud us a lady
has about us much iden of using n cane
as a man baa of a fan, it ia extremely
ludicrous to behold tho operation.
First, you're rcmiuded of a flat-boat on
tho Mississippi, with some energetic
raftsman shoving her along in tho mud;
then, as she comes nearer, prodding tho
harmless sidewalk, you think of men
you've seen spearing eels, till finally you
see shu is uot neting a charade, and be?
gin to pity her for a poor blind girl, but
all of sudden ti ti tl it's only a girl of the
period tryiug to walk with an overgrown
cuuu that has a slight eruption of para?
sol broken out ulong its spine
Tho Brooklyn Times, summing up the
virtues of a soap boiler, lately decoasod,
concluded his elegy with tho usual
phrase: "Poaco to his ashes." Thu next
day, tho editor was waited upon by "a
friend of tho family," who threatened to
"pound thunder out ol him" unless ho
made a retraction. His rcforenco to his
friend's ashes they look upon us a por
ponal reflection, anti what's moro, they
mean to treat it as siiehJ
I .?Vt; to York Commercial.
A Puris letter soys that one of the first
thing* a citizen asks his neighbor uow?
n-days, on meeting him out of doots, is:
"Cun you toll mo, Monsieur, tho name
of our street this morning?" And the
reply is: "I could have dono so half an
hour ago, but since then tho name hus
been changed three times."
The United States loan is a complete
failure. Not n ceut hits been subscribed
iu Europe, aud only fifty or sixty mil?
lions in this country. Tho policy of pay?
ing off tho debt defeats this, and will de?
feat any loau at a- low rato of interest.
Capitalists, when they invest, wish to
put their money where it will stay.
Sinco that story was told about a clerk
at Troy whipping his employer, and then
having his salary raised by.tho same em?
ployer for strict attention to business,
tbreo other dorks thero have tried to
whip tho ineu they were at work for, but
all tho clerks got thrashed and lost their
Tho price of a Ibbie in thu time of
Edward I was thirty-soveu pounds, whilo
tho prico of a day's labor was tbreo half?
pence; at which rates it would havo
Laken a laborer over fifteen venvs lo earn
A ten-year old girl has boon arrested
iu London for stealing babies mid selling
them to married people who weru unable
to procure tho "blessings" for thurn
I aol ves.
C Written Yesterday-May 10 ;
While for their graves thean wreathe we're
. weaving- .
Lord, pardon un nur biltnr grieving,
iVucl ob, forgive our slow bel i o vin g,
Our (lud, ia Theo.
What,.tbough with grief, our heart ia nailing,
What, though with woe, our cheek ia paling,
Forgive our faith, ii evor railing
Thy love to BOO.
?etj while thia duty we're fulfilling
For these our demi-with bands so willing -
Looms up that past so blighting, killing,
Wo pause to weep.
Thi n, to our druary tusk returning,
Wo brush away tho team so burning,
lint oh. this, as a day of mourning,
We needs munt koep.
We know that lovois in this scourging;
For, a? our life barque sncms mib m urging,
Wo bear Christ'laiyoioq abov'j the surging,
Hay, "Pcaoe, bu Hlilll"
Then, what to us, the billows heaving,
Closer to Him our hearts aro cleaving,
lu iiim confiding and believing,
WtTfoar no ill.
But since they're gone-tho trun, thc knight?
I'll ia world can never look so brightly,
Nor our hearts ovor beat so lightly;"
Though well wc know
They're hettut in their hmo grave sleeping
Than herc, lire's dreary vigils keeping;
Uh, w.iuld iront all thin woe and weeping,
Wo, loo, might go.
For oh, this ceaseless, ceaseless pining,
This cloud that has no silver-lining,
This shadow, t hrough which comes no shin?
No rainbow ray
To lull, with tears and BUti-thiuu blended,
That thu i>tomi's wrath is all expended
That tho long night at ?ant lu ended,
And diiwu'd the day.
No! the dark ?hind ip still upon ber
iiurninny 'South-bat ?io dishonor!
Tjiank God, that nothing yet has wou her
From truth aud light;
Thank ("uti; her old historic glory
Shall still illumine song and story;
1" 11 nt her escutcheon, till Time 'a hoary,
Miall still chino bright.
A BAD SOCIAL OUTLOOK.-The New
York Times hus a column on that most
horrible fen tu ru in the alarming increase
of vice aiKl lawlessness, tho frequent re?
currence in that sectiou of tho awful
crime of parricide, tho example of which
was set some mouths ago hy tho blind
boy Amos Kultier, aud tho brutal assas?
sin, Duiguan, who lias not yet been ar?
rested. In New York uud in New Jer?
sey, two men, Terwiliigen and Wade, are
under sentence of death for tho murder
of a parent. In the issuo of tho Times,
of Saturday, were recorded two fresh in?
stances of the name crime, which, in one
case, however, happily went no further
than the intention. In Ibo other case,
tho son killed his father in self-defence,
drawing a revolver and putting three
bulls into his father's head. An abortive'
attempt at parricide is alleged in New
Jersey, and the parsons concerned io
this latest atrocity tiro of btiCu respect?
able social standing, and tho offence with
which they are charged'ta so monstrous,
that tho story seems, on the face of it,
incredible. Yet one ct tho ablest abd
mobt conscientious of New Jersey JudgeB
found, iu the accusation, sufficient pro?
bability to warrant him in holding the
accused to answer in $2,00 ) each. The
Times thinks, in view of such cases and
the geuoral murder record, to which may
bo added thoso nameless villainies to his
daughters for which a Connecticut mon?
ster has just been sentenced to a totally
inadequate punishment, that tho social
outlook is not enconrngiug. What
would the Times hay if Southern jour?
nals should treat these startling abomi?
nations as significant of the general cha?
racter of tho Northern people, instead of
exceptional atrocities? Yet evpry day it
denounces tho South, in which such
crimes ns tho above were uever heard of,
holding it responsible for every uct of
lawlessness into which individuals hero
and there may bo provoked, as if it we e
indicative ot a universal political and
social demoralization.-Baltimore Sun.
A CLERGYMAN SHOT HY A DESTEUADO.
Tho Fort Smith (Ark.) Era, April 24,
says that on tho Saturday previously, at
Chttcovillo, n quiet villago near the bor?
der of tho Indian territory, as the Rev.
Mr. Decamp, a missionary of tho Bap?
tist Chinch, was about opening religious
services, a vu iii nu named Bandle?}' en?
tered with a ro vol vcr in his hand, and
approaching thu minister, asked his
name. Being told, Hundley bred four
shots at him, three striking Mr. Decamp
iu tho head, killiug him instantly. The
ruffian then leveled his reT olver at the
congregation, nud drove them out with
threats of death nud curses. Ho then
mounted his horse and fled. It is said
that Haudley, some years since, inter?
rupted servico at which Mr. Decamp
officiated, and was indicted for so doing.
Handley then went to Texas, which was
made too hot for him, and he returned,
and has thus revenged his offended vil?
WHAT USU?-Thomas Boyle, a well
knowu aud cccontrio character, died ut
tho navy yard ou Friday last, aged se?
venty years. Ho hold tho position of
boll-ringer in the yard for more thou
twenty years. I3y diut of great econo?
my, carried to the vergo of self-annihi?
lation, ho amassed a considerable for?
tune, amounting, it is stated, to $80,000,
nil of which is invested in real estate.
Ho uovcr bought any clothes, begging
nil that ho needed from home-coming
ships. Ho lived iu the meanest style,
and did nil his own work, evon to wash?
ing his clothes. Although so well lo do,
he actually attempted shipping as a sea?
man, nt $17 per month, and was refused
on account of his ago. His hoardings
fall to a cousin, bis nearest of kin.
[ Philadelphia Day.
At a recent Now York party, a young
lady sang with touching effect: "I'm
saddest when I sing," when a grent hor?
rid man romarked: "Well, Miss, I know
of no ooo who has greater occasion."
When- a maid servant in Holland
wishes to go to a dunce, and has no swain
of her own, she bircH a cavalier for the
occasion. A beau with nu umbrella re?
ceives double pay.
E>o cal it om os .
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PHXENIXIANA.-Tho price ?? single
Copies of the PHOENIX is five coots.
Plain and fancy oolorod printing exe?
outed with-neatness and despatch, on th?
most reasonable lenna. AJI the latest
styles of cards, ?c., on hand and printed
in excellent style, ut the PUCK six office
Pamphlets, briefs, catalogues, dodgers,
posters, hand-bills, bill-heads-in fact,
everything in tho way of job printing
gotten up in thu best stylo and on terms
that we pledge oursolvos will be satisfac?
tory to all parties. With approved ma?
chinery und steam power, wo challenge
comparison in prices.
Another dash of wintry weather, yes?
Dr. J. W. Purkcr has exhibited lo us
another specimen of tho production of
hi? farm, an Early R06O potato, weigh?
ing nearly nine ounces. It was grown
ufter thc "niulobiug" process. The
doctor assures us that this sample is a
fair average of a large crop.
* Kee?ember tho Chapman Sisters and
tho inimitable Bishop, to-night, at
Irwin's Hull. Tho musical burlesque of
"Little Jack Sheppard" is the attraction.
These talented artists are well known in
Columbia, uud will draw full houses.
They hud a complimentary benefit in
Charleston, last night.
Tho following appointments have been
nnuonnced at the Executivo Department:
David Leckie, Jury Commissioner for
Chester County;'B. G. Billings, of Lan?
caster, Notary Public; J. D. Robertson,
School Coin missioner for Beaufort.
MAIL AIUIANGEMKNTS.-Th? Northern
mull opens at 3.30 P. M.; closes 12.15
P. M. Charleston duy mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 11.30 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 8.30 A. M.; closes6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 7.30 P.
31. ; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opeu?l."30P. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
MEMORIAL DAY.-Yesterday-May io ?
was the annual decoration of tho graves
of tho Confedornte dead. The ladles
had been busy during the past week in
preparing the ?ornl ornaments, intended
tn mark the pluce of repose of the "grey
jackets," who had forfeited their lives in
defence of what- tiiew'o!*rne'*tlv believed
to bo a just .cause. Business was geno
rally suspended about 5 o'clock in the
afternoon, and one and all. thronged -to
Elmwood Cemetery. About half-past 5,
a procession was formed in front of tba
porter's lodge, and marched to ' the
soldiers' lot, where, after prayer by-Rev.
Mr. McQueen, of Sumter, tho floral tri?
butes wero" placed npon tho graves of
the Confederate dead. The graves of
General Marcy Gregg and Captain L.
C. McCord were beautifully decorated.
A floral monumeut to tho memory of
General R. E. Leo was erected, but the
wind scattered the flowers in every
SUPREME Couirr, WEDNESDAY. May 10.
The Conrt met nt 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justico Moses nud Associate Jus?
tices Willard uud Wright
John M. Swann vs. Aaron H. Poa?.
Written argument submitted.
Joseph Crews, e/ al., ads. S. S. Farrar
& Bro. Mr. Simpson resumed and con?
cluded his argument for respondent?.
Mr. Sullivan was heard in reply for ap?
South Carolina Manufacturing Com?
pany vs. J. Perry Price. Continued.
N. Wo )8ter vs. Brown & Hammett.
Mr. McKissick was heard for appellant.
Mr. Duncan for respondents. Mr.
Evans on the samo sido. Mr. Bobo for
appellant, in reply.
At 3 P. M. the court adjourned until
Thursday, 11th, 10 A. M., when the
Eighth Circuit will be called.
"THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE," "GOOD
WonDS," "GOOD WORDS FOB THE
YOUNG."-J. B. Lippiucott & Co., the
American publishers, have forwarded to
ns tho May numbers of these high class
Euglish monthlies. In the first named
is commouced n new tale, entitled "The
Story of the Mine," which promises to
bo very interesting, oudDr. Blaikio con?
tinues his impressions of America and j
Americans. In Good Words, also, are
the opening chapters of a now story,
"The High Mills," by Katherine Saun?
ders, aoontinuation of ".TheSylvestres,"
and an entertaining lecture by Charles
Kingsley on "Grots and Groves/' In
the last magazine of the trio, than which
we know no better juvenile periodical,
George MncDonold continues his de?
lightful fairy story, "Tho Princess end
the Gobliu," and Mrs. Fripp, tho adven?
tures of "Tho Merry Little Cobbler of
Bagdad;" while D,r. Norman McLeod
gives in "The Four Deefmen" nnother
specimen of Hindoo tales.
LIST OP NEW ADVEBTISEMENTS.
Meeting independent Fire Company.
Statement of Carolina National Bank.
Statement of Central National Bank.
Robert McDougall-Portable Engine. I
John Agnew & Son-Butter, Hums, Ac. I
Lippmau'e Bittora aro for Bain by all drug- jg
giat-* and doalors. Depot iu Columbia, H. G., H
at GrtiQEU * McCrBEaon's, Druggists. SIS j