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Thursiay liomin?, May 25.187i;
Tile Saw Principie - Tb? CinuuIaM??
S yate ra. of Vating Viewed In Another
Tbi? jsyatem baa boen generally lobked
upoq more especially as giving propor?
tional repr?sentation to the political dl
viiiona or parties that may exist in a
voting community. It does this fairly
and admirably, but it does more. Under
ita operation, INTERESTS as well as mere
NUMDB&3 maybe secured in a proper rep?
resentation. For i na I an co, if the mer?
cantile, the ni ceban i cal, or tue agricultu?
ral interest in nuy community should
deem it important to ? plac? in position
a special advooate, it could generally be
accompllsh?d by the Bystem of cumulat?
ing votes upon a oertain candidate. For
instance, tho merchants of Columbia de?
sire to ?end a merchant to the Logisla
tare to represent their speoi?o interusts..
They m range to cumulate their votes
to "concentrate their atronglh-npon a
oertain man, and the result would be his
election.. Ia the same way, it ts possible
for the mechanical element, or the farm?
ing element, br any other considerable
?l?ment to seoura representation at one
and the same time... Thus, in Richland,
it would be possible for this County to '
be represented in the Legislature by a
merohant, a meohanio, a farmer _ and a
professional mau/all at the same time.
Lot, now, saab a system as this prevail
.all over this country. We mean such a
system as will give doe representation to
NUMBERS and also* to INTJUIESTS. And
who can fail to see what a ohango would
be produced in tho tone and character of
QB? Legislature by tho delegations in our
representative bodies being the genuine
and intelligent exponents ct .all the ele?
ments that moko np the body politic
In our judgment, the. on mutative sys?
tem ^of voting, is destined, sooner or
Tater, to work-a revolution Ju our public
affairs. It ia yet in its infancy. The
system is not very generally understood,
li mey bo, and no doubt is, susceptible
of' modification,, or improvement, or
amendment. It must first be adopted
and tested before, its merits or abort
ooming8 can be fully exhibited. Bat of
one thing we may be assured: THE FBEK
OIPLK IS TRUE. Nor do w? hesitate .ts
aay that, it comes to us at a critical
period in oar experiment of eolf-govern
ment, ander the auspices of unlimited
suffrage. Of coarse, we do not mean to
affirm that any system of voting can
prevent tho decline of a people, or the
destruction of a government when COB
nurriON bsa laid hold of the vitals of a
conn try-when the MORAL FORCES of the
people fail to keep life in tho body
politic. A condition like this no go?
vernmental principio, however wiae or
.just, can remedy. Bat assuming that
the public virtue and the public intelli?
gence are exerting their just share of
influence, and are strong enough to pre?
vent an organic disease from fastening
itself on the political body, a conserv?
ing element, like that involved in pro?
portional representation; both of num?
bers and interests, must play a moBt im?
portant part in the solution of the yet
untried problem of self-government.
On the authority of the London Ob?
server, it is said that Napoleon does not
consider that tho present Assembly rep?
resents tho will of the Freneh people,
and that when the disorders have subsid?
ed, it will be necessary to institute mea?
sures to ascertain tho popular wish. It
* is safe to say that Monsieur .Bonaparte
will never bo quite satisfied that any As?
sembly which is opposed to his recall to
the Imperial throne can possibly reflect
the popular will. He has peculiar ideas
concerning popular government io
France, and one of these is that he is
the only man whom the people prefer to
role them. This idiosyncrasy of his
seems to have followed bim ie to exile,
and it is probable, nay, most likely, that
at this moment he is waiting the auspi?
cious day when Franco, loft to her own
free choice, will rise, with loud accluim,
and demand, "Give us hack our Empe?
SuprtEMB CO?BT, WEDNESDAY, Muy 24.
The Court mot at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moues and Associate. Jus?
tices Willard and Wright.
The case of Daboey, Morgan & Co.
vs. the President and Directora of the
Bank of the State bf South Carolina
was resumed. The parties iu interest
were represented as follows: Messrs.
MoOrady & Lord for depositors; Messrs.
Magrath & Whaloy for bill holders;
Messrs. Buist ?i Simons for fire loan
stook; Messrs. Campbell & Hayne for
fire loan bonds.
At ^ P. M., the Court adjourned until
Thursday, 25th, 10 A. M.
The United States Court, on Monday,
the 22d, at Cb ariosto D, in the account of
the assignee, J. M. Baxter, in the mat*
ter of the Laurens Railroad Company,
bankrupts, for oosts and charges,
amounting to $1,168.41, orderod the
Same to be paid.
Proceedings of Council.
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i7 . ;CorjjrcrrV CHAMBKB, .
Ck?UHBiA|J8. O /May 2?, 1871ff
Council mot at 7 IF. f'***^
His Honor the M?yor?l?Vrmefa Cooper,
Goodwyn, Ho/he, Mioort, Mooney,
Simons, Smith, Taylor, Thompson, Wal?
lace and Wigg. Absent-Alderman
Denny. . '
The minutes o? previous meeting wero
read and confirmed. r
TiKTrn?K8, ?OKM^JRIOATIONS, AO.
Petition of J. B. Euell, Esq., Secretary
Board of ^Underwriters, praying that tho
Committee of Board of Underwriters of
the Insurance Companies be granted per?
mission to hereafter act in conjunction
with Committco of Fire Department of
Council in investigating the causes, ori?
gin and extent of ii rea.
On motion of Alderman Cooper, tho
petition was granted.
Petition of T. . VV. Par male, that a
colored wojuiaa residing on premises oc?
cupied, by him, who is ill and in desti?
tute circumstances, be removed to the
Alms House. Beforrcd to Chief of Po?
lice, with instructions to. take the neces?
sary slops in the matter.
Alderman Simons presented petition of
citizens residing near Richardson and
Lamber streets, complaining of a nui?
sance arising from the Btorage of guano
by G. V. Boarder) in storehouse on Lum?
ber street, between Richardson and Sum?
ter, ' praying' that said j nuisance be
abated. Referred to Chief of Police,
with instructions to take the nocessary
steps to abate tho nnisauoe.
Applications of M. Myers and J. M.
Boland, for tavern licenses. Referred to
Committee on Licenses.
The following accounts were presented
and referred lo Committee'on Accounts:
R. Hannan, Street Department, $22;
Guard House, 82. J. Alexander, Guard
House, $50. Columbia Gas Compauy,
BEFORTS OF COMMITTEES, ?a.
Alderman Wigg, from Committee ot
Ways and Means, reported progress, and
requested further time to oonsider pro?
test of merohants near market against
sales on street by a oertain auctioneer.
On motion, further time was granted.
Alderman Hay ne, from Committee oe
Market, ' reported back report of Clerk
of Market for April, as examined, and
found correct. Concurred in.
Alderman Mooney, from Committee
on Guard Kouau uud Police, report?e
back report of Chief of Police foi
April, as examined, and found correct
Alderman Thompson, from Committal
on Licenses, reported back application!
of James Davidson and J. M. Howel
for tavern licenses and' reoommendec
samo be granted. Agreed to.
Alderman Minor*1, from Committee oi
Sidney Park, reported that the foaatait
ia in a dilapidated condition, requirini
the replacing of railing and the button
cemented, the walks require repairing
and trees to be trimmed, and tomi
wooden seats are needed. The commit
too recommend the repairs be ordered b
On motion of Alderman Cooper, th'
committee were authorized to have th
necessary repairs made.
Alderman Smith, from Committee ot
Schools, reported that they have ooo
ferred with the Trustees of the Hewart
School ia relation to the insurance am
uso of the building, and that an agree
ment, in substance as' follows, wa
adopted: The city to insure the buildiuj
and make the policy payable, in case o
loas, to the said Trustees, and the Cit;
Council shall have oontrol of sac]
schools as may bo established in sab
building as long as they contribut
money for their support. The Trustee
agree that the Oounoi? shall have contre
of the buildings for school purposes
and they further agree that in oase o
fire or loss, the amount of money re
ceived from insurance shall be applied t
repairs of the building or the re build
iog of it.
On motion, tho report was received a
Alderman Simona, from Special Com
mittee appointed to examine aud ascer
tain the lowest price at which tho Pal
metto Fire Eugine can be purchased
reported that it can be purchased fo
$3,000, which will include the hose cart
reel, and all implements connected witl
it, and the eugiuo will be put in rcpai
beforo being turned over to the city
The Committee recommeud the purchase
In connection with the report, th
following was read:
COMJMUIA, S. C., May 20, 1871.
To the Hon. Wm. Simons, Alderman an
Chairman Committee on Eire Depart
ment of the City Council of Columbia
DEAR SIR: The Committee from Pal
metto Piro Eugine Company will sell t
the City Council of Columbi.* the foi
lowing articles: Oue hand engiue, fir*
class, made by Wm. Jeflbrs, of Pawtuck?
et, R. I.,; one reel, made by same make
of eogioe; G07 feet of hose, made by A
Smith, of New York; three play pipet
and will turn o r everything just us w
got them from Jeffers" as soon IIB on
steamer arrives, for the sum of $3,001
aud we must say that you are gutting
cheap bargain, for yon will have th
best band engine now in tho Stute, nw
we might say, in the South. With rc
gard to the payments, we do not wan
the cash; wo desire ouly that tho Oil
Council will satisfy the party from whot
we purchase our steamer.
What arrangements can he' made w
will aud the Company will bo piu-feotl
satisfied with. We remain yours re
(Signed) JOHN A. SHIELL,
W. F. HAGUE,
C. F. JACKSON,
Committco Palmetto Firu Eugiuo Co.
On motion of Alderman Minort, th
report was received UH information un
the Committee discharged.
Alderman Wallucti, from Special Core
mittee to exumiuo the books and voucli
era of City Clerk and Treasurer, re
ported progress and requested farther .
time. The Committee would report
tuat ^lio investigation wonld have boen
Morapio tod b'vjt for a painful accident to
.thu foot bf Capt. Ii. D. Senb, ono of the
representatives of the Board of Trade,
sud'the unavoidable absence- of . S. O.
Shiver, Esq., from the o? ty. The labors
of the Committee can be completed in
two more sittings. '
On motion, the request for further
time was granted.
J. Bau sk ott, Esq., Attorney at Law,
i presented an appeal from decision of
I his Honor the Mayor imposing a fine of
j $20 on Riobard Read for interference
with officers in charge of offenders work?
ing on the streets, using profane lan?
Mr. Banskett was heard for his client,
ns well as a etatemont from his Honor
Cu motion of Alderman Taylor, it was
Resolved, That the decision of the
Mayor bo suitsicid.
Alderman Simons moved that the re?
port of the Special Committee, relative
to purchase Of the Palmetto engine, be
taken np. Agreed to.
Alderman Minort moved that the
Mayor and Committee ou Fire Depart?
ment be empowered to purchase the
Alderman Mooney said he deemed the
price too high, as the engine could
scarcely be in first clans condition, as he
knew that tho engines of the city were
considerably damaged during tho Sher?
man raid. He said ho was in favor of
assisting the Vigilant Compaoy to secure
a good engine.
Alderman Coopei said he was opposed
to the purchase of the Palmetto engine,
as it was old and worn out, it having
benn in uso for nearly fifteen years. He
said he thought it would bo economy td
assist the Vigilant Company to purchase
a steam fire engiue. He believed tho
days of bend engines hud passed.
Alderman Simons denied that the
engine was old and worn out, and said
it had been examined and was in good
condition and repair.
Aldermau Minort favored the pur?
chase because it would be doiug a good
thing all around; the Vigilant Company
would get a good engine; the Palmetto
would be assisted in securing a steam
fire engine, and the seouring of another
steamer wonld be a protection to the
property of our citizens.
Alderman Taylor said he deemed
S3, Ul) ) au extravagant price for the Pal?
metto engine. 'He believed a good first
doss hand engine could be purchased
from companies in Charleston for $2,000.
He was opposed to hand engines, any?
how. They were out of dute, and he
would sooner vote to assist io the pro
onreineut of a steamer, and wanted UK
Vigilante to have a steam firo engine.
Alderman vrigg unid he winu?u \?i
could vote for the motion, (by Aldermnt
Minort,) but he could not conscientious
ly do so, as he did not believe the Pal
metto engine was worth the money de
. maoded. Rumor has it that the eugine
ie in good order, and he would not gain
say it, but he knew that the hund engine
of the Independent Engine Company
could bo purchased for half the money
He hoped Counoil would pause before
they voted to give $3,000 of the tax
payers' money for an engiue that hat
been in use nearly fifteen years. Ht
would liko the Vigilant to got a atoan
Uro engiue, for they aro an efficient or
gauizatiou. He would like tho Palmet
tu to have a steamer also, but he desiree
to state that the city could not afforc
such au expenditure. Let us say by re
solution to the Palmettoes, ascertaii
what amount you eau raise by snbsorip
lion, then come to Council, and wo wil
assist you by the endorsement of pape;
at suy six, twelve and eighteen mouths
Let the Vigilante do the same. Thii
would be economy. To do moro at pre
scut would be inexpedient, unwise ant
Alderman Wallace said ho had listenee
attentively to the discussion, but hu wui
considerably perplexed as to how to vote
Thu fact could uot be disguised that thi
price asked for the Palmetto eugine wai
extravagant; it was nt least one-third toe
much under thu circumstances, and
more than thnt, baud engines weregoini
out of usc. He was anxious that tin
Vigilant Company should have a gooe
engiue, for they deserve it. He would
however, since revolving the mutter ti
his mind, votti to give the $3,000, if thei
asked no further assistance to ii ure h us*
Council proceeded to vote ou tho mo
tion, (by Alderman Minuit,) that tin
Mayor, with the Committee on File De
partmeut, be authorized to purchase the
Aldermau Minort called tho provioti;
questiou on thu motiou, uud thu cull wai
Alderman Wigg moved that tho Conn
eil do now itel jo ur u.
Conned voted ou division yeas G, nayi
A?derman Cooper moved that tho fur
thur cousideration of tho matter bu post
puned uutil next regular meeting o
Alderman Simons moved to lay tin
motion ou the table.
Ou this Alelerman Wigg called for thi
yens and nays, which were taken and an
Yens 6; nays G. Lost.
Thoso voting in thu affirmative are
His Houor the Mayor, Aldermeu Ouod
win, Hnyue, Minuit, Simons aud Thump
Thoso voting in tho negativo are: Al
donnell Cooper, Mooney, Smith, Taylor
Wallace uud Wigg-G.
The question recurred on the motiot
(by Alderman Cooper) to postpone, abc
it waB not ugrecd to by a voto on di vi
sion-yeas U; nays G.
The consideration of tho motiou (bj
Aldermau Minort) to authorizo the
Mayor anel Committee to purchase Ihe
Palmetto engine was resumed.
Alelerman Miuort ealleel tho prov i otu
question, uud the call wus not sustained
Tho.consideration of the motion (by
Alderman Minort) was resumed.
I Alderman Wullncemorad as an amend -
ment-"and that, fbc cmnpaqy will re?
linquish claim for any farther appropri?
ation for the purchase of hose."
Alderman Minort accepte 1 thc amend*
The question being taken on the mo?
tion (by Alderman Minort), it was
On motion of Alderman Wigg, Coun?
cil then adjourned.
WM. J. ETTER,
Clerk of Council.
OnEAT EXOITEM I"NT AMOMO THE Pso
rijE OP MANNING-A GnoBT STORY.-Ou
last Friday evening, between 9 and 10
o'clock, the citizens of Manning, the
County seat of Clarendou, were startled
by the sudden appearance in tho street
of a gigantic being or apparition, which,
from tho description of an eye-witness,
we judge to have boen the sumo that ap?
peared at Bishopvillo, as described io
our issue of the 11th inst. The thing,
or Qrand Cyclops, whatever it be, was
seen by many persons, both white and
black. One of tho most extraordinary
oircumstanoce connected with it waa it?
sudden disappearance, notwithstanding
itB enormous size. One negro, who ven?
tured to follow it, declared that ho saw it
rise up into tho uir nod so vanish out of
sight. Soon afterward the monster was
seen in another quarter, looking dowu
over a tall sign. Tho alarm and conster?
nation was great. Ono negro, who was
charged with offering his pistol to some?
body else to fire on the monster, denied
it most energetically, saying: "I'se
friend to de Ku Klux. Dey'H good peo?
ple. Dey don't harm uobody but bad
folks. You's ben doiu' someting bad;
dut'e de reason you's afraid." The ap?
parition then moved into the court house
square, and, bciug followed, was said to
have disappeared in the well. However,
shortly after, a negro came up greatly
frightened, who said that he met the
giant going off in the opposite direction
from whore it had ht eu last seen, and
that it put ont its hand and touched him,
and that "the hand was os cold as ice."
A NOT H KU GIQANTIC MONSTER SEEN IN
SIIMTER COUNTY.-A few nights ago; a
negro man, as respectable and reliable
as auy other in the Couuty probably,
saw, according to his own statement, in
tho Jordan neighborhood, a sight which
beats the Bishopville giant, while it
serves to confirm the probability of that
story. It was a cow or ox thirty or
thirty-five feet in height, judging /rom
the trees around. The horns were ten
or fifteen feet in length. The negro
plainly naw the switching of its enor?
mous tail and heard the rushing suund
thereof. He did nut remain long iu
that vicinity, as may well be supposed;
but he declares that ho is willing to make
oath to thc truth cf his statements. Ws
know that the mammoth once frequented
tho swamps and forests of these regions,
and why should he not again? South
Carolina has "progressed" backward,
politically, far towards barbarism, and
Nature ever sympathizes ?vith man.
Why, then, may we not expect the pe?
riod of giants and mammoths to return?
Ku KLUX IN FLORENCE.-We learn
that the Ku Klux (so-called) have pla?
carded at Flurence a pronunoiamenta
ordering, with tho usual penalty of re?
fusal attached, the following persons to
depart within n specified number ol
days: P. C. Flood, a Trial Justice;
Richard Humbert, a member of the Le?
gislature; - Layton, a Trial Justice;
Francia Smith, a Sohool Commissioner;
and Joshua Wilson, whose "rank" we
oould not learn. All those meutioned,
with ore exception, aro colored; Lay tun
is white. The result, so fur, has been to
induce Flood aud others to call a delibe?
rative meetiug on yesterday. Of the
proceedings of the caucus we could hear
nothiug.-Alar ion Slar.
SlIEETINO FROM TUE LANOLEY FACTORY.
A sample of the "Stnudard Sheeting,"
the manufacturo of which has just been
commenced at the Langley Mdls, South
Carolina, will bear favorable comparison
with the gouda of like class turned ont
by auy similar establishment North or
Si.nt.li, nud indicates that these mills will
at ouoe take high ground in public ap?
preciation of their product. An appro?
priate truda mark, consisting of the
muttu "Freo Trade" endorsed over a
pair of hands locked in friendly grasp,
bas been adopted fer this sheeting.
MAN STAUBBD.-We learn that ou Sat?
urday night a difficulty occurred at Muir
1 us' Depot, between a Mr. Frico and
several other partios, among whom a Mr.
Huggins appeared tu be the leader. Mr.
Price was badly stabbed in the shoulder,
and his arm was dangerously lacerated.
The wounded man was carried to his
uncle's, Mr. D. Page, at Nichols' Depot,
aud at lust accounts was suffering very
A slight shock of un earthquake was
felt iu tho vicinity of Augnstu last Sat?
urday morning. At tho residence of
Sherill" C. H. Sibley, futir or fivo miles
from the city, twu distinct and sep?rate
shocks, following one closo upou thu
other, wero felt, sensibly shaking the
buildings on tho promises. At Rich?
mond Hill, the shocks weru also experi?
enced ut about the same hour.
Mr. Joseph Howitt, tho old and well
known proprietor of tho Poiut House,
Sullivan's Island, attempted to kill him?
self Saturday afteruoon, at 5 u'clock, by
cutting his throat with a razor, fuiling
af tur four efforts. He is now in a fair
wuy lo recovery. It is believed that
men tul depression was tho cause of tho
Friday is tho day set fur the execution
at Winnsboro, Fairfield Couuty, of thu
two colored men, Henry Houston and
Spencer Huffman, who wcro sentenced
to be hauged for the murder of u North
Carolinian, named Powell, iu th it Coun?
ty, iu December lust.
What White Men Want In South Caro?
Testimony concerning, thu. ^outhJrpm
au enemy with every unconscious WUB ,
against tbe booth ca uri ot l>o f charged
with too friendly, a color, even by tho
clod-hoppers who feed on Ku Klu? gob
line. We cite again tho teatimouy of the
Tribune's own correspondent, this time
concerning "the views of representative
i white men from all parts of South Caro?
The Tax-Payers* Convention has
afforded me un opportunity to learn the
views of representative white men from
all parts of the State. I have bilked
with ..ap-oountry men" and "low-ooun
try men," with ex-Senators and Govern?
or's, with Judges, Legislators, GX-COU
federate generals, colonels and captains,
with lawyers, merchants, editors and
planters. Most of the delegates were
men of strong, independent miad-old
political leaders and generals who won
favor in the war-who came together for
the Urst timo in many years; and not less
remarkable WOB the calmness and dignity
that marked the proceedings, differing
widely from that rash enthusiasm which
we in the North are apt to believe are
characteristics of tho people of South
Carolina. Tho Mending questions upon
which I find Huoh a harmony of senti?
ment refer to negro suffrage, the validity
and finality of the reconstruction Acts,
and Northern immigration. The opi?
nions expressed on thesa questions may
be epitomized as follows:
1. There is no longer any hope that
the work of reconstruction will ba de?
stroyed or the constitutional amendments
declared void by the accession of the
Democratic party to power, or by any
other means. These amendments are
believed to be finalities, and, by acting
in obedieaoe to them, it is believed that
remedies can be found for .tho evils
which have thus far attended their ope?
2. All feeling of active hostility to the
Government of the Uuited Stabo. or
hope of release from its authority, is
rapidly dying out.
3. Universal Buffrsge is recognized and
acquiesced in, and there is no-expecta?
tion or desire to deprivo the negro of the
ballot at any time in the future.
4. Immigration of Northern farmers
and mechanics with emull capital, and of
manufacturers and other business men
with larger means, to develop the re?
sources of the country, is earnestly de?
sired, and would be heartily welcomed.
[Columbia, S. C., Cor, New York Tribune.
If these things bo true of South Caro?
lina-aud they are abundantly confirmed
iu the letter of our own special corres?
pondent "S. D." on another page of this
?beet-what is likely to bo the view of
representative white men at the South
outside the fiery and fanatic State?
?The representative white men of Sooth
Carolina, "with calmness and dignity."
declare their acceptance (and the Tri?
bune's own correspondent attests it) of
the reconstruction acts and constitu?
tional amendments as political finalities;
the death of all feeliug of hostility to
thc United States Government; their ac?
quiescence iu negro suffrage now, and
i their lack of all desire to deprive the
negro of his ballot; their welcome to
From this testimony on the spot we
. iufer that the World has not more faitb
I fully represented the Democracy of the
State of New York and of the whole
. North io shaping tho issues of 1872 than
' it has prefigured the final judgment of
; the representative Democrats and na?
tural leaders of the South concerning
; those issues. To this final judgment
; even John Forsyth, iu tho T-iobilo Re
? gis'.er, proclaims his belief tb at a major?
ity of the Southern Democrats have
come.-New York World.
A SPLENDID WORK OF ART. -WO had
the pleasure a day or two since of in?
specting a life-Bize por'rait of our es?
teemed fellow-citizen, Rev. Dr. James
C. Furman, of Furmau University,
which has just boen completed by Mr.
Albert L. Querry, of our city. This ia
tho first portrait which Mr. Querry has
taken from life since he has been in our
community, and it is, therefore, the only
perfectly fair test of hie ability ns un art?
ist which wo have had; aud with perfect
safely might ho rest his reputation upon
this work. It is truly a most beautiful
and life like portrait. The coloring
and this is perhaps Mr. Guerry's great?
est fort-is exquisite; tho perspective is
most perfect, and the whole pioturo,
even in its minutest details, ia wonder?
fully true to nature. This superb pic?
ture was painted for one of. the literary
societies of Forman University, and is
iutcuded for the adornment of their hall.
MELANCHOLY AND DISTRESSING AFFAIR.
Wo have received information of a most
distressing nff.iir which occurred on last
Sunday evouiug, tho 21st instant, on the
Lynches' Creek trostlo of tho Wilming?
ton, Columbia and Augusta Railroad,
just beyond tho Durliugton Hue. Mr.
Wm. Simms, while roturniug homo with
his son and daughter, (Mrs. Sanders,)
wns shot and iustautly killed by Mr.
James Sanders, (his son in-law,) the
samo shot also wounding Mrs. Sanders.
Sunders then fired upon young Simms,
inflicting painful but not serious wounds
in both thighs. The difficulty was of a
private nature, upon wuich wo forbear
present comment.-Sumter News.
PLAIN TALK.-Thu following aro truo
extracta from the Inst grund jury pre?
sentments of Wilkes County, Ga. :
Upon investigation, we-lind that the
District Court, as organized, is dourly
illegal, iu our ouinioii, and is a nuisance;
and wo would recommend that the Ordi?
nary ilo not levy a tax for tho support of
said court. We beg leave to say, in re?
ference to J. M. Matthews, our Solicitor
Qeueral, tlint.it is our conviction, from
ins intercourse with UH, that ho is wholly
incompetent for tho duties of his office,
dud would, therefore, recommend that
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PUCRNIXI AN A. :- Tb o - .pr?ca i. pf, ?i etoglo ,
oopioa o? tho Piiotnx i?i Ave cenia. \? .
Yesterday weis decidedly tho warmest
day. we haro hud .this year,'the ?U?t-'? :
roo tooter standing at 95 , at 3 P: M., in
the shade. .
Pamphlets, briefs, catal?gaos, dodgers,
posters, baud-bills, bill-heads -in fact. ';
everything in the way of job printing- ;
gotten up in the beat style and on terms j
that we pied tte ourselves will be satisfac?
tory to all parties. With approved ma?
chinery and. steam power, we challenge
comparison in prices.
ADJ one passing down Main street
cannot fail to see the neat little sign
whioh baa been placed in front of the
post office, to indicate its whereabouts.
Nearly every merchant. has a .pipe
with whioh to water the street in front
of his place of business, bat our friends,
R. O. Shiver & Ck)., of dry goods fame,
have out stripped themall, and procurtd
one large enough to extinguish a fire.
He does not intend that his stock shall
Dr. lt. W. Gibbes has furnished .un
with late numbers bf San Francisco and.
Sacramento papera. ' 1 ' ' ? .
A soldier escaped from confinement on
Tuesday, and in the effort to recapture
him, five or six shots were fired at bim,
nono of which took effect. He was ra-'
arrested about a mile below Columbia..
Messrs. D. C. Poixotto & Son have
co Deluded not to d isp OHO of their stock -
of crockery, etc., at auction; but in
order to accommodate ladies, will offer it
at private sale to-day and to-morrow. [
Dr. Double E. Jackson will accept our
thanks for a mess of German wax beana.
They are said to ho of auperior quality,
and have the advantage- of being string
The liberal Republicans to the Demo?
cracy : "We'd like to find a good Demo?
crat for President. Have you a mau
who will accept the situation?"
The following appointments have been
announced at tho Executive Depart?
ment: A. M. Teague, of Laurens County
and Robert Black, of Colleton Couuty, '
to be Jury Commissioners of their re?
spective Counties. George Washington
has resigned the appointment as July
Commissioner of Colleton County.
Ex-President Davis leaves Columbia
to-day, on tho 12.15 train bf the South
The red hill at the lower end of Pen?
dleton street is being reduced to a.level
with the surrounding neighborhood.
We learn that a deserter from the gar?
rison stationed here was captured ia
Charleston on Tuesday.
SONS OF TEMPERANCE.-We are pleased
to kpow that the division ia oar city is
growing; since its institution, (nearly
four months ago,) there have been initia?
tions every week. This organization
commends itself to all. t They have a
large, handsomely furnished hall over
store of Messrs. L?rick & Lowrance,
MAXI. AKHANOKMEKTS.-Tho Northern
mail opens at 3.30 P. M.; closes 12.15
P. M. Charleston day mail Opens 4.80
P. M.; closes 11.80 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 8.30 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 7.30 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1.30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
CONCERT.-Nicker sou House Hall was
very much crowded last evening with a
select uud ?euee, composed of the most
fashionable elite of our city, who mani?
fested their appreciation of the high
order of talent of tho gifted and accom?
plished performers by repeated encoiys.
The concert openod with an overture
gracefully reudered by many beautiful
and sweet little girls, tho pupils of Miss
Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Mi.hon and Miss
Bryce executed tho most difficult ope?
ratic airs with grace and ease, and well
may Columbia be justly proud of such
accomplished artistes. They were assist?
ed by that distinguished pianist, Mr.
Denck. Muoh credit is also due to Mr.
Lodwidge, who performed with such
skill as lo give entire satifaction to tho
Hon. Jefferson Davis was in tho audi?
ence, and the ladies and gentlemen pre?
sent arose to their feet as the great and
noble mau entered the hall. He was
serenaded, later in the evening, at the
house of General Preston, with Ly
Brand's band, by a large number of
gentlemen. Ho acknowledged the com?
pliment iu a brief and feeliug expres?
sion of thanks.
, LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Oranges anti Lemons at Pollock House.
D. O. Puixotto & Sou-A Card.
W. Iv. Greenfield-Reduced Prices.
John Agnew & Son-Powder.
Lippmau's Bitturs are for sale by all drug
Kis'.x mal dualors. Doput iu Columbia, H. C.,
at UEIUF.K & MOURKOOK'H. Drue,nists. 8 ld
If yon want your thirst quenched, call at