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COLUMBIA, S. C.
%-^?day.Morning ,\May 12; 1871.
The Bocond day of the Convontion de
veloprjiV 0$./anticipated; the spirit
and purpose of the body. It has been
?Been that varions resolutions. were pre?
sented looking to the ends sought to be
attained by the members. The firm yet
fair tone that characterises these propo?
sitions are suggestive of the earnest and
impartial way in whioh the Convention
seeks to alleviate the ovila of our situa?
The evening session was one of an
interesting oharaoter. Additional pro?
positions were submitted. The commit?
tee, in oharge of the nubject, made a re?
port in favor of proportional representa?
tion. After some disou&sion, the report
was adopted, with but a few dissenting
v?icca. The Convention has thus de- j
dared io favor of this . great govern*
mental principle, and has thus put itself
on high ground and in the line of genu?
ine progress. We are gratified to find
that this question bas received auch
general and decided support.
Yesterday-the third day of tho Con?
vention-was not a busy one, except on
the part of tho committees. However,
several important reports wore made and
adopted.' The Convention meets this
morning, at 10 o'olook, when it is ex?
pected that the committee of eleven will
be ready to report. On the second day
tile Convention was reinforced by the
arrival of additional able and influential
THE TBIAIIS oy JOUKNAUSII.-White?
law Reid, now the handsome and able
managing editor of the New York Tri?
bune, was a dosen years ago editing the
Xenia (Ohio) Neves. He made a smart
?ditor, but, like all other country jour?
nalists, had his experiences. We will let
him tell hts own story in hio own words.
Ha says there is ons thing in the Tri
-fcnricrofBco whioh grieves him, and that
in, the proof-reading. And this is his
?tory,: , . - . . , t , ?j
h I can manage pig-iron for, my ohief,
but I cannot manage tho pcuo?-iBader?,
abd about onde, a week I get an injunc?
tion from him that, I must dUmics a
proof-reader. And that recalls my early
experience when 1 learned it in a small
way: After I had learned printing in- ?
country,'houeo, I wont and bought a
?qod printing office. . In those days, we
ad college advertisements, which cam?
into the Office with the explanation that j
"this is tb be inserted in case you give i
an excellent editorial notice along with
'Ono day, we had an advertisement of
the Columbus Commercial Oollege. and
the foreman came to me and told me
. th*re mnst be an editorial notice of it.
, My time was short. The forms were
waiting, and I wrote it straightway
"The Columbus Commercial College is
an excellent and well-deserving institu?
tion." The advertisement appears io
another column." I sentit to the proof?
reader and weut home. I got up lute
the next day, and tbs edition had all
been mailed before I saw it. You can
imagine the perfectly amiable state of
my feelings when I read: "The Colum?
bus Commercial is an excellent and hell
. deserving institution." You can't believe
it, but to this dAy the bill for that adver?
tisement is runuing. And that reminds
- me of one other incident. I remembi r
one of thoBe rare instances in the experi?
ence of country printers, -when a man
came into the office to thrush me. I had
theo arrived at the mature age of eight?
een, but I waa not as vigorous as I am
now. Io the oonrse of some police
items in a conn try town, I had occasion
to note the fact that a certain Dutch
britcher, height six feet,, age thirty-five,
weight 200, had whipped h ia -wifo, a pro?
ceeding to which I objected, and com?
mented on it with the severity whioh I
hope the enlightened press of this conn
try will always exhibit on each occasion?.
The next day, the botcher came in and
proposed to "interview" the writer of
that paragraph. He looked at me and
inquired if I wrote it. We think quick
ia great perils, and people in danger of
being thrashed can do a very small
amount of ratiocination in a small time.
. I saw there was no nao of arguing with
the fellow, and 1 said to him:
' /"Hans, are you a subscriber to this
Hans, who understood thoroughly that
he badajeen maligned, was not so sure
on the subject of subscription, and he
shook his head and asked me what I
meant. "Hans, are'you a subscriber to
this paper?" Hana scratched his head
again, and believed ho was not. I said
loudly : "Fut your hand in your pocket
and give me two dollars to puy for your
subscription! Until you do, I would like
to ? know what business it is of yours
what we say!" ,1 escaped tho thrashing
that time, and I commend it to the
? attention of all who put such things in
.ttieir pap?rs. . >
.Greeley wrote a letter to the Iowa
Press Association, in which he said: "I
have hominy, carrots and lt. R. tics
more than leonid move with eight sleorp.
? If eels .'are' blighted, dig them early.
Any insinuation that brick ovens are
. dangerous to hams, gives me the horrors.
GI?EBT.EY." That is, they read it so.
, They, have sinos learned what he meant
to say was: "I find so macy cares and
duties pressing upon me, that with the
. weight of years I feol obliged to decline
nearly every invitation that takes me
over a day's journey from homo. Yours
among them, Hon ACE GUISELEY."
HOW Xaa LATTBA*'?,AIBr JoHT A ORBED.
OQ the night of tho doy' flint tho-jury in
the Mrs. Fair o?fte rouc&rcd a vordiot.'iho
oaae and the verdict njere the subjects of
animated discussion^ in j all tho'saloons
and other pnblfo places ip San Frnhoia
oo. Two of the jurors in thatoaae hup
poned to be in one of those saloons, sit?
ting quietly and unobserved io a corner,
'where the verdiot was being discussed
and the case commented on with much
animation. After some time, oho of
these jurors arose and said; "Gentle?
men, my friend here and mysolf were
two of the jurore in that oase, and I will
tell you how it wasdeoided. During tho
progress of the trial not one juror had
spoken to. his fellow-jurors of the case.
No one had opened his lips to another in
regard to the evidence or any arguments;
it Beemed to be a sealed subject to UR all,
and when wo retired to make up a
verdiot, no one juror kuew anything
of the opinion of hin feliow-jurora.
On entering the jury room, the first
thing done was to out a piece of paper
into twelve pieces, and to place a num?
ber on each from one up to twelve.
These were put in a hat und drawn, and
the slip drawn was the number of tho
juror. On theso slips each juror wrote
.his finding in tho case, and when his
number was called put into the hat.
I wrote my finding, "Murder in the first
degree." I hardly thought there would
be unotber such finding on any of thu
slips, but when tho slips were nil depo?
sited and taken' out and read, to my
great astonishment it was found that
I enoh juror, on the first and only ballot,
had voted just os I badi ' "Murder in the
first .degree." We obtained thia inci?
dent lust night from authority we con?
sidered reliable.-San Jose Patriot.
THE GiiOOK STRIKES "ONE."-The
Lexington' (Virginia) Gazette, of the
28th ult., chronicles the following as a
Mr. Z. J. White, whose death - occur?
red last week, was striakeu on bis return
from our last court to his hume in
Brownsburg with a fatal disease. On
the day of bis return he had occasion to
go into the room where was kept the
dook belonging to his father, the late
Robert White. Thia clock ia of the old
fashioned high kind, and has been stop?
ped, for years, not even having the
weights attached, being merely kept as a
family relio. When Mr. White entered
the room the clock, which had been
silent so long, distinotly struck "one."
I He at the time paid no special attention
to it, and not being of a superstitions
turn of mind, thought it a mistake or
I an illusion of his fancy. Tho' next day
or, the day after, be again ' had occasion
to enter, the room. .Again the dock
Btmck "ono. " He immediately went out,
telling'his wifo'of the circumstances,
and remarked that he felt assnred he waa
going to die apon. His premonitions, ac
we have stated, proved true, andina
fe n days his spirit passod away.
At Lima, N.T., last week, Mrs. Lock*,
ington, a woman of extraordinary phy?
sical power, paid a viait to a low saloon
of-that plaoe, where card playing and
drinking were being carried on. After
rescuing her son and administering to
him, with no gentle hand, proper and
parental punishment, she directed her
energies to demolishing the contents of
the rum shop by overturning the table,
brooking bottles, glasses, furniture, ?kc.,
into pieces. The proprietor 'escaped
from her fury and watched the "general
dissolution" of his things through the j
window. She came out into the streets
in a Bhsrt time, and, scattering a pack
of cards among the orowd, said: "Here's
your gambling house." She should be
immediately announced a policewoman.
The annual tale of true love long baf?
fled, at last triumphant, comes from Cin?
cinnati. The young lovers, torn apart
by parental hatred, became insane, and
were severally confined in lnuatio
asylums, one at Columbus, the other at
Longview. The former institution was
burned and the yoong mau transferred
to the other, where, by chance, the
lovers one day met and flew to each
others arms. The parents' hearts molt?
ed, the long withheld consent was givtn,
reason resumed ber throne, -and.now the
most "heavenly" couple ia the fr tate are
the long sundered, chance united, ox
INCENDIARY FIRE.-On Sunday morn?
ing, the 30th ultimo, the store-house and
stock of goods belonging to Mr. W. H.
Grain, at Lewis' Turnout, were destroyed
by fire. Though suspicions are strongly
entertained against a certain person, no
Buffloieut evidence on whioh to base an
arrest has been obtained. Mr. Grain
had insuranoe of 92,000 on his stock of
goods and $500 on the building. His
loss is several hundred dollars abovo the
DEATH OE MR. JOHN MCKEE.-This
venerable citizen departed this life on
Monday, the 1st instant, after a pro?
tracted illness of several months, in the
eighty-fifth year of his age. Mr. McKee
was the oldest inhabitant of the town,
and was the last representative of the
generation that settlod this place. Ho
was a native of Ireland, and emigrated
to this country in 1793.
\ Chester Reporter.
DEATH OP DR. BENJAMIN JENKINS.
The Nashville Christian Advocate, April
26, makes mention of the death of Dr.
Benjamin Jenkins, at Shanghai, China,
March 13-his nge being ubout fifty-six
Suicide.statistics stuto that moro men
kill themselves than women. Women
prefer drowning; men blow their brains
.out. Moro single persons commit sui?
cide than married ones, and more di?
vorced persons than widowed.
Au Eastern newspaper nominates Mr.
Greeley for next President, on tho ground
that be could write all his own messages
sud dispatches. So he could; but then
if nobody else could rend them, how
much better off should wo bo.
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There basr been jost arrested, ia Oer?
many, ?nd delivered to officers from thia
ooo h try, a German named Alfred Zeigen
moyer. TUJB man. last winter, in Chica,
go, murdered an Englishman, one Gum
bleton. Zeigou meyer not only appro?
priated the property ci his victim,, bnt
alBo robbed bim of his name, and perso*
nat?d him with such success as to obtain
from tho bankers of che deceased a large,
balance in ready money. When it is
borne in mind that the murderer not
only bore no resemblance to Gumbleton,
being a mnoh younger man, but spoke
our language with a strong Gorman ac?
cent, ono wonders nt tho audacity as well
as sncoess of the murderer. Tho trial
will tako plaoo at Chicago, where the
offence was committed, and must be as?
signed a first place among the celebrated
criminal cases of tho country.
The Boston Journal nf Chemistry tells
us that when color on a fabric has been
accidentally destroyed by acid, ammonia
is applied to neutralize the same, after
which an application of chloroform, will,
in almost all oases, restore tho original
color. The application cf ammonia is
common, but that of chloroform is little
known. Chloroform will also remove
paint from a garment, or elsewhere,
when benzole or bisulphide of carbon
During tho paralytic attack upon
Chung, his brother Eng, in perfect
health, has been obliged to lia in bod
with him. Eng is not wholly satisfied
with the prospeot, for if his brother dies
ho is afraid he will have to be buried
with him, and have bis meals brought to
him, and he would rather board at borne.
The contract for making tho papor for
tho new internal revenue stamps has
been awarded to Jas. M. Wilcox ?fe Co.,
of Philadelphia. The papor is to bo
tiutod, so that any attempt to remove
the cancellation of tho H tn mp will destroy
the original color of tho paper. It will
also have * bluo libro running through it.
The Missouri River, by taking a short
ont across a peninsula, has transferred a
part of Nemnba Conn ty. Nebraska, to
Missouri.. This territorial accession of
the latter State comprises 4,000 acres,
and contains a population of 200 people
i nd many fine farms.
Mrs. Eddy, of Lincoln, caught her
better-half kissing the servant girl. The
dootor was sent for. He says ho can
patch up Mr. Eddy's face, but he'll al?
ways bo bald-headed.
Self-Sealing Fruit Jars,
Of Gina's and Earthenware, for Preserving
. ? Pruitt and Vegetables. ? i
Ii il lia to Jars iiavd ?ccu cxterjsiTcly U"d lr.
. this market for thu last three years, and
have given entire satisfaction. A full anpplv
in store and for sale at ' - RN AN LE Y'S. '
Mav 12_[_-i " . ? 8'
ii Attention, Independents!
_?v^ A 8PEOIAL m oe ting of thia Oom
jPgfr- puny will bo hold THIS EVENING,
5gjjKS?Xat 8 o'olock. Member? will pienso
J. C. PE1XOTTO,
May 12 1 Seorotary pro lem.
OV All porsona intending to go with tho
Independents to Charleston, will attcud prac
tico TH IB AFTERNOON, at 6 o'clock.
ONF. Dozen Four Wheel Childrens' CAI?
KIAOES, superior to any ever offered in
this market. Openod this day aud for salo at
?May 12 1_STANLEY'S.
Jewelry and Silverware,
OF tho moBt approved styles, can he ob?
tained at I. 6ULZ BACH EU'S establish
mont, Main street, Columbia Motel Kow.
Sots nod half sots in great varietv. A!ao,
solitaire and clu-tor DIAMONDS. H PECT A
OLES and EYE-QLASSES to suit all ages.
THE HEALING SPEINGS,
BA TB CO UM TY, VIRGINIA,
WILTJ be opened on the first -of June.
They ar? accessible hv tim Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad, from Millboro Depot,
twenty-three miles hy stages, crossing tho
Warm Hpring Mountain, and passing tho
Warra and Ilot Springs; or from Covington
Depot, sixteen miles, over a fine turn-pike of
easy grade, passing in full view of tho cele?
brated Falling Springs, and tho splendid
eceneryof Jackson's River.
Hoard $3 oer day; $20 per wouk; 175 por
mouth,-or $(50 por month for two months or
moro. Children under ton years, and colored
servant*, half price.
Telegraph office at the hotel.
M. ll. HOUSTON, M. D , Resident Physician.
B. M. QOARI.ES, Agont.
DUNLOP & McCANCE,
H (JAII W. FRY,
A. Y. STOKES,
May 12 6_Proprietors.
WHITE SULPHUR BPRING8~
GREESBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA.
THESE Springs, famous for their alterativo
water- sud fashionable patrouago, will bo
open on tho 13T of JONE. Thoy afford ac?
commodations for 2 OOO persons.
Tho cars of tho Chesapeake and Ohio Rail?
road run to tho -Springs. ExcnrBion ticket.*,
at low rates, will bo furnished in the principal
cities. North and South.
Th OHO Springs aro 2,000 feet shovo tido
wator, and tho climato in which thoy ar? situ?
ated is always cool and invigorating, affording
entire relief from prostrating summer boat I
Prof. Roaonhorger's excellent Band will be
in attendanco, lo enliven the Lawns and Ball
Masquerade and Fancy Balls dnring tho sea?
son, as heretofore
An extensive Li vor y will bo kopt at very
CUABOE9.-$3 por day, and $75 por month of
thirty days. Childron undor ton years of ago
and colored servants, half prico; white ser?
vants according to accommodations.
Pamphlets in reference to the medicinal
value of the water, route? to tho Springs, otc,
may bo had freo of charge
May 12 fimo GEO. L. PEYTON A CO.
Hot Springs, Bath County, Va.
THIS renowned watering place will ho
oponed for tho reception of visitors
Its waters are celebrated for their cuuvrivs
VIUTL'ES in tho treatment of various diseases,
such as Chronic Rheumatism! Gout, Torpor
of tho Liver, Chronic EnlarKumout of tho
Livor or Spleen, Chronic Diarrhoea or Dysen?
tery, Nou-Orgaeic Paralysis, Old Injurie?,
AffootionB of the Skin, especially of Syphilitic
origin, Chronio Diseases of tho Uterus, Ao.
Tho Butha vary in temp er it turo from 8GV to
110" Fahrenheit. ?
Board $3.00 per day, $20 CK) rei week, $75
To ?og ra ph Offioe at tho Hot ol.
Prof. J. L. OAUEIJ., M. D., of tho University
of Virginia, Rceide'nt Physician.
THUS. R. PRICE A CO.,
S.O. TARDY A CO.,
May 12 id Proprietor*, Richmond, Va.
Tho New Orleans Picayune Bays:. An
old mein was arrested yesterday, charged
with abusing bis family. The complain?
ant was his dahgbter,i p pretty girl of
same fifteen years of age. Sh o cried a
good deal, and tho unusual agitation co?
ated warmly tho sympathies of this
j court. So when the ease came on for
! trial, ho inquired of hor quito tenderly,
if abe knew why her father abused her.
i "He didn't abuse me," Bbo answered,
I innocently; "it WOB John he struck."
"And who is John?" asked the court.
"He's an acquaintance." "A lover, per?
haps?" "Yen, sir; that is, if begets the
placo." "What place?" "Why, fa
thar's. John's trying to get it, and
when the old man heard it ho got angry."
"And this you call abusing tho family?"
ioquired the court, indignantly. "Well, I
it's almost the same. John will be one
of the family," argued the pretty pleader.
"Bot he ain't yet.'' "Woll, it ain't my
fault;" and tho fair complainant looked
aronui with an air that evinced sho had
nothing more to say.
During tho recent anuiv. rsury meet
inge, a reverend gentleman, who was oc?
cupying tho position of chairman, was
mado the subject of nu exhaustive eulogy
by one of the speakers. His life was re?
viewed from the cradle, and prospectively
viowod to the grave, with nubounded ad?
miration. Thu reverend bore it with a
gravo face, and, nt the close, leaning to?
ward a neighbor, he whispered: "Now I
know just how griddle oakes fool when
molasses is poured over thom."
The question, Does getting drunk ever
advance ono's happiness? would se'?m to
bo pat to rest by tho Irishman who went
courting whon drunk, and wns asked
what pleasure he fouud in whiskey.
"Oh, Biddy, it*K a trato intiroly, to soe
two of your swale, pnity faces iustead of
"The fact is," said au elderly wife, "a
man docs not know how to straighten
up things. Ho doc3 not kuow how to
commence. I don't wonder," sho re?
marked, in conclusion, "that when God
mado Adam he weut right to work and
mado woman, to tell him what to do."
The supervisor of Georgia nud Flo?
rida reports the arrest of counterfeiters
of fivo dollar gold pieces, at Lake Oity,
Fla., and their machinery seized.
PORTER & STEELE'S.
vv B show to-day, together with the choice
lino of DHY OOODS mentioned in our Inet
PATENT UPRIGHT BUREAU TRUNK,
The only Trunks of this kind in tho city.
Come and BOO them botore they aro sold.
No cu\naE ron BHOWIHO.
April 14_PORTER A RTEFLE.
MRS. C. E. REED hogs leave
to inform the ladies in general
that sho has now ready a tull line
of thblateal and most fashionable
! styles of MILLINERY, Huir and
Fancy GoodB, at redncod prices.
.Also, frosh supplies every week.
Gall and seo for yourselves. May 4
Entire New Stock,
THE undersigned respectfully informs
i his customers that he has REMOVED to
j the new store, on Main street, directly
Loppoaite tho Columbia Hotel, and is fully
prepared with ?u entirely NEW STOCK OF
GOODS, to flt out a gentleman in the very
LATEST FASHION. Ho has secured the
latest and best Btvloa or CLOTHS. CASSI
MERF.S and GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING
GOODS generally. Cull at the new stand and
solect a suit, or foavo your oidor nnd have it
made to meaeuro. C. D. EUEHH Al'.DT.
MWE offer the following deairablo pro
perU for sale:
THAT splendid family RESIDENCE,
with forty-two arres of land attached, known
as tho "Walker Placo." Several hundred
fruit trees of tho choicost solcctiou now
in full bearing. Tho lands aro comprised
of highlands and meadow, with a bold free
spring not distant from the house. The front,
noar four acres in extent, faces on Upper
Denndary, ono of our mo.it public streets.
That very desirable piece of proporty situ?
ated on corner of Richardson and Lumber
streets, running hnck to Assembly, containing
near two aerea land. On tho promises is a
lengthy brick store, say 200 foot deep. Tho
lot oomorieos one of the most desirable build?
ing sites in thu city.
Tho Lot situated on corner of Richardson
and Ltnrel streets, opnosito tho proposed
Court UUUBO and Post Oflico, for which $75,000
has been appropriated, fronting 90 feet on
Main atreot and 208 on Laurel.
E. O'NEALE A SON,
April 29_Cotton Town.
ALARGE and completo assortment of
SILK, GRASS, FLAX and COTTON
Every variety of superfino Limorick and
Kirby HOOKS, Limerick Hooks on Gimps,
and Gut, Cork Float*, Trout Spinners, Dip
Nots, Fly Sp?nne, Multiplying Reels, iimt ro
colvod at E. POLLAItD'S.
The Doctors Recommend Seegers' Beer
N preference to London Porter and Scotch
Ale. Why? They know it ie unadulter?
White's Gardening for tho South,
J?Y ^tho lato Wm. A. White, of Athone, Ga.
HOLMES' SOUTHERN FARMER and MAR- ?
KKT GARDENER. $l..r>0.
The Phosphate Rocks ot South Carolina,
their History and Developments- Colored
Six Sormons on Temp?rance, by Lyman
Sacred Rhetoric; or a Course of Lectori? on
Preaching, lt. I?. Dahney, D.D. $1.50.
Anv above etnt'by nuilf.
DUFFIE iV CHAPMAN,
Fob 19 Opposito Columbia Hotel.
Malt Corn Whiskey,
ARRANTED two years old, at
FoV 21 JOHN C. MERGERS'.
If yon want your thirst quenched, call ut
r ?-vr? -?? j ,
! PUCE NI xi ANA.---Tlie priioe of ; Bingle
copies of the PHGKNIX je five cont?.
The Chester Meporter ?ro-appeared,
yesterday, after a suspension of several
months. It is under the editorial con
I trol of E. C. MoLure, Esq.
Plain and fancy colored printing exe?
cuted with neatness and despatch, on the
most reasonable terms. All the latest
styles of cards, &oM on hand and printed
in excellent style, at tho PHONTX offioe.
Tho proprietor of tho Yorkville En?
quirer offers $300 in prizes for the host
original btoriea delivered to him by the
15th of October, 1871.
Pamphlets, briefs, catalogues, dodgors,
posters, hand-bills, bill-heads-in fact,
everything in tho way of job printing
gotten up in the best style and on terms
that we pledge ourselves will bo satisfac?
tory to all parties. With approved rna,
chinery and steam power, wo challenge
comparison in prices.
Visitors and residents who find it ne?
cessary to obi nm the oorreot time, can do
so by visiting Mr. I. Suizbacher's estab?
lishment, whero it eau bo seen day and
night, the clock's face being illuminated.
The cold snap continued yesterday
notwithstanding the heavy rain of the
night before. Overcoat? nod shawls
were in demand. Ootton in this vicinity
has, doubtless, been done for. An indi?
vidual, commenting on tho unseasonable
weather, declared that if this was the
"sunny South," we must certainly be on
tho "shady sido."
The great chicken dispute-Newberry
and Columbia vs. Edgefield and Augus?
ta-was decided yosterday, by the victory
of the former. Seventeen cooks woro
shown and fifteen matched. The battles
were eveu-seven and Bevon-but the
Newberry obickeu, which onoe before
decided a main, succeeded in placing hie
opponent hors du combat. Tho fi g h tn
were for $100, and 81.000 to 3750 on the
At tho last monthly meeting of the
Columbia Literary and Debating Soolo
ty, thu following officers- were elected to
serve the ensuing term: President-John
Bauskett; vice-President-B. J. Boone;
Secretary-Wm. H. MoCaw; Treasurer
S. D. Epstein; Librarian-B. M. Cas
son; Censor-L E. Orchard.
The following appointments have been
auuounced at the Executive Department:
P. B, Waters^ Trial Justfco, Edgefield,
etea John C. Harris removed. E. A.
Law, Jury Commissioner of Darlingtor,
vice Jonathau Wright removed.
Mr. Ernest Wiltz, for many years con?
nected with tho press of Richmond, paid
ns a visit yosterday. He is traveling
South iu tho interests of the Virginia
A conclusive argument against suicidrfi
is, that it is tho height of impoliteness
to go anywhere till yon are sent for.
The Independen ts expect to visit the
city of Charleston next weok, and yes?
terday afternoon, had a trial of their
steamer. She worked very satisfacto?
Commissioner Capron has furnished ne
a copy of the monthly report of the De?
partment of Agrionlture for March and
"Tho trees aro full of crimson buds,
tho woods aro full of birds, and the
waters flow to muBio like a tune will
Tho pic-nio of tho Baptist Sundaj
School, which was postponed on account
of the weather, will tnko place to-mor?
row. All intere ed will be on hand al
tho Church, at 1 If-past 8 o'clock A. M.,
as no further postponement will bi
MAIL A UH AN o KM K?; TH.-Tho Northen
mail opens ut 3.30 P. M.; closes 1Z.li
P. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.3(
P. M.; closes 11.30- A. M. Charlestoi
night mail opens 8.30 A. M.; closes 6.01
P. M. Greenville moil opens 7.30 P
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mai
opens 1.30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. Ol
Sunday offico open from 3 to 4 P. M. '
Wo misunderstood Dr. Parker in say
iog tho potato alluded to was "a fai
average of his crop." Inasmuch os th
crop hoH not boen harvested, the averagi
of size could not bo approximated a
this early dato. From the Southern Cul
tivator wo mako tho following extraot:
"EXPERIMENT IN MtmomNO.-Our firs
experiment in mulohing was for pota
toes. The ground was propared b;
plowing and harrowing in the nairn
mnnnor, and the potato outs put dowi
at intervals of about one foot square
[some plan adopted by Dr. Parker.] Tin
covering was then laid on from four ti
six inches thick, and a few rails placee
upon it to keep it from blowing away ii
cuso it became very dry. That was al
tho work of preparation and planting
the attention nothing nutil gathering
time, when we raked off the sedge ant
disclosed a surprising sight. Tho groom
was literally oovorod with well-gr?wi
potatoes, clean and beautiful. We rakei
them into henpB and measured the crop
as well as the plot of ground occupied
and found tho yield to bo within a frne
lion of 700 bushels to the acre."
? ! ?? i ? .i i n r- ? r
THE OiiAi'HANS.- Tho inclement and
decidedly unseunonablo . i weather, last
night, bad bat little effect, apparently*
apon onr citizens; the Chapmans and
the inimitable Bishop proved sufficient
attractions to draw a full hu uso. "Your
Life's in Danger," was very ? amusing;
while "Little Jack Sheppatd'' was an
autirely different character to tho in?
dividual who paid the unwelcome visit
to Tyburn. The singing was good;
while the clog dancing of Cooper and
Fields was generally admired. To?
night "The Sleeping Beauty" will be the
attraction. The troupe' ia au excellent
one, and the performance of a nature to
afford intense amusement. Go, to?
night, by all meant-.
THE TrvaiNiA SFBINOS-'-THB WHITE
Summon.-Wo publish; to-day,, the card
o? the proprietora of White Sulphur
Springs, in Greeubrler County, Weat
Virginia, announcing thut this popular
watering place will bo open for tho re?
ception of visitors on tho let of Jane.
The accommodations have been greatly
enlarged and improved. These springs
aire - the centre of a gronp-tho Hot,
Sweet Springs, Salt Sulphur, Alleghaoy
and others, second only iu merit and
efQcaoy. Tourists from this < .'section
shonld go to Bichmond, and thence to
tho springs, via tho Chesapeake .and
Ohio Railroad. The magnificent scenery
of the Blue Bidge and Allegbanies would
alone repay the trip. These springs are
2,000 feet above tide water, and the
olimate in whit li they are situated is
always cool and invigorating, affording
entiro relief from prostrating summer
heat. A splendid music baud bas been
engaged, and masquerade and fancy balls
will be given as usual, during tho season.
Th? chargea for board, ole., haye been
greatly reduced. Seo advertisement else?
THE HOT.-This favorite watering
place will be opened for the reooption of
visitors on the lat of June. We com?
mend it to our readers and tourists gen?
erally, as one of the finest summer re?
sorts in the mountains of Virginia. The
baths vary in temperature from 76 to 110
degrees Fahrenheit, and have been in?
creased sufficiently to accommodate large
numbers of guests. Visitors to this popu?
lar place will fin'd the improvemonto now
and in good style, add the., accommoda?
tions yery superior. We: refer our read?
ers to the advertisement- of tho springs,
published in another column. '::
. THE HF.AT.LNO.-This delightful Bum?
mer resort is accessible from Richmond,
via the Chesapeake and Ohio -Railroad,
to Millbor? Depot, thence twenty-three
milea by stages, orossing the Warm
Springs - Mountain, and passing the
Warm and Hot Springs over a fine turn?
pike, rta Covington, on the same line of
railroad. It is only sixteen miles by
stage. The air at this placo is pure,
bracing and exhilarating,'and the sur?
rounding scenery. is wild and pictu?
resque. The -valley is beautiful as that
where Rasselas expected to find peace;
the mountains as romantio ss that of
Scotland; the olimate delightful; tho
wbolo management unexceptionable,
and the company refined, intelligent and
religious. Tho aharges. are very reason?
able, aod the agent, Mr. B. M. Quailes,
will be found a most courteous and ac?
SUPREME COUBT, THURSDAY, May ll.
The Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard ?ad Wright.
Henry Beard ads. James W. Williams.
J. T. Owen and wife P?. Isaac A. Al?
len and H. T. Lyon, executors. Struck
James MoCravey, plaintiff in error, es.
Moses C. Taggart and James Taggart,
Jr., defendants in error. Mr. Burt was
beard for plaintiff in error.
John B. Earle vs. J. W. Harrison el al.
Mr. Burt was heard for appellant.
Jamos J. Workman et ux. et al. vs.
Louisa C. Bolling, executrix, et ai. Mr.
Sullivan was heard for appellants. Mr.
Pope for respondents. Mr. Sullivan in
reply for appellants.
The following cases wero continued:
Ieaao L. Sibert et al. ads. William Lyon;
the Ramo ads. Leonard W. Lyon; tho
same ads. George Sibert and wife; tho
Trustees of tho Estate of Dr. John Do
La Howe vs. W; P. Belcher et al; Abel
Robbins vs. H. W. Kuhtman; the sumo
vs. Bry Fret well.
At 8 P. M., tho Court adjourned nntil
Fridoy, 12th, 10 A. M.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meeting Independent Fire Co.
MIDNIGHT SUICIDE.-At tho dead
hours of night, rats and mice leave their
holes, bod-bugs and roaches their cran?
nies to feed on Iaaacsou'a Sure Pcp and
die as if struck by apoplexy. Sold by
Lippmau's Ritters are for salo by all drng
??MiK nuil dealers. Dopot in Columbia, S. C.,
ii Ukioiin & MOGUKGOB'S, Druggists. S 1H
O A A 0I?OI0B Sugar-cured HAMS, just
?2 \ JV/ received and for enlo low by
May ll JOHN AGNEW ci SON.