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NOON DESPATCHES. ,
LONDON, December 22.-N?tige baa
been issued from the American Legation
to the effect that it in desi rabio that all
oitizeus of the United States, intending
to (ravel on tho continent, should pro?
vide themselves with passports.
Tuesday after Christmas will be ob*
served as a holiday, and the Stook Ex?
change aud markets generally will be
closed and bnsinoss almost wholly sus?
Small-pox prevails to an alarming ex?
tent in Birmingham. Speoial hospitals
are to be established, and the sick are to
be quarantined, and other precautionary
measures have been taken by the autho?
rities to prevent the farther spread of
LONDON, December 28-5 P. M.?-The
Prince of Wales continues to ?progrese
towards recovery. No increase of fever.
PARIS, December 28.-It is stated that
Ohansey snooeeds Oissy aa Minister of
War-who goes to Washington as Frenoh
PABIS, December 23.-M. Beilea ia
now meatianed as French Minister to
Washington. The Assembly adjourned
to the 5th January.
/V tu cr Jenn In td I la o nc e.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 28.-Sar?
geant has been eleoted Senator. The
rain continuos, and floods have occurred
in many localities.
NEW YORK, December 23.-Comptrol?
ler Green's last statement for the oity
and County debt is 895,600,000; cash in
treasury, nearly 87,000,000; unadjusted
CINCINNATI, December 23.-Resolu?
tions have been introduced in the Board
of Aldermen adverse to the $10,000,000
subscription to the Southern railroads.
The resolutions were referred to the
Committee on Claims.
INDIANAPOLIS, Deoembor 23.-The
mail train West on the Cincinnati and
Indianapolis Railroad is off the track
having collided with a bridge. Three
employees were killed and twenty pas?
.Nsw YOBK, Deoomber 22.-Total re?
ceipts since September 1,1871, 126,885
bales; same, time last year1,147*600; total
exports from September 1, 1871, 634,:
187; same time last year, 815.663: stock
at all the United States ports this year,
428,546; last year, 491,240; stook at inte?
rior towna this year, 889,054; last year,
1,558,709; stock at Liverpool this year,
488,000; last year, 374,000; American
cotton afloat for Great Britain this year
is not reported; last year, the number of
bales was 845,000.
Nsw YOBK, December 22.-Sickles ex?
pects to return to Spain in a month or
?ix weeks. He says he brought impor?
tant matter for the State Department,
touching Spain and Cuba. Though he
has advised the foreign opponents of the
Erie ring to make a united effort for
justice, be will not take a prominent
part therein. ,
.Ni AG AHA F Anns, December 22.-Alexis
has arrived here. He leaves to-morrow
' St. THOMAS, December 16, via HA?
VANA, December 22.-The telegraph
steamer International has arrived from
.England, and gone to Jamaioa to lay a
new Aspinwall cable. The United States
steamer Sbawmnt has arrived from
Samana, for the purpose of recruiting
The American steamer Florida, after
having detached her sorew, started under
sail for New York, on the 14th instant.
The. Spanish man-of-war Vasco de
Nnmez immediately followed the Florida
and fired a blank cartridge at and over?
hauled her aud examined her papers,
which were found oorreot, ?rid the Flo?
rida, proceeded.on her voyage.
RICHMOND, VA., December 23.-~.Tbe
House passed a joint resolution suspend?
ing the payment of interest on the pub?
lic debt doe January 1. Ponding the
consideration of the sumo r?solution in
the Senate, both Houses adjourned to
January 2. The House, previous to ad
?onrnment, passed unanimously ? reso
ution declaring their purpose to disre?
gard no Just obligation.
Rev. James B. Taylor, Corresponding
Secretary of the Southern Baptist Fo?
reign Missions, died to-day; aged sixty
fcjAN DOMINGO, Deoembor 12, VIA HA?
VANA, December 22.-Engagements have
taken place between the Baez troops and
the revolutionists. Cabrai waa beaten at
Nieba and compelled to abandon the
place. His loss is heavy in men and am?
munition. Gen. Pimentai resisted an
attack of Baez's forces successfully at
Santa Guan, and routed them* .
NEW YORK, December 23.-Donnelly's
bondsmen have qualified for $1,000,000,
vbnt additional retainers will probably
bold Connelly in Ludlow jail over
Christmas. Proceedings are regarded aa
persecution instead of prosecution. The
weather is very foggy; sleet and rain
- have been falling since midnight.
A man has been arrested for abdaoting,
chloroforming and outraging a sohool
girl. Madame Floronce has been arrest?
ed na accessory. They have beon held
in $6,000 bail each.
A Memphis special despatch says 800
negroes, thoroughly armed, left there,
possibly for Helena, but evidently for
NEW YORK, December 23.-Sidney E.
Morse, brother of the professor, is dead.
His age was seventy-eight.
YOUNQSTON, OHIO, December 23.-A
broken rail wrecked a freight train; one
killed and several hurt.
CINCINNATI, December 23.-The small?
pox is decreasing.
Nsw YORK, December 23.-The health
officer in Brooklyn declares the small-pox
is now under control.
ST. LOUIS, Deoember 23.-The Demo?
crat has a speoial that the authorities
have taken all necessary measures for the
restoration of law and order in Ohivot
SAN FRANCISCO, December 23.-Exten?
sive damage along the Carson River. No
* trains from Stockton or Sacramento.
There is only communication by water.
WASHINGTON, December 23.-The de?
partments aro dosed. Sleeting and
raining all day.
Probabilities-The area of lowest ba?
rometer will probably oontinue to move
North-eastward into Oanadu, with snow
on ita Northern borders, bot rain io the
South; South-easterly winds veer to the
South-west, and inorease in force in the
Middle and Eastern States, with cloudy
and clearing weather on Sunday, North?
westerly wind and dearing weather pre
vailing in the Golf States.
team esastsasa ii 'i-1 ._'-?
COTTON HEED REFINED OIL, by the gai
lon or barrel. Also, In glaass. pints an<
quarts. Foraalelow. E.HOPE.
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ITinamelavl ?HO Qsauiwnilal?
N?W YORK, Deo? m bor 23-Noon.
Htooka dall at ufcroog prices. Gold heavy,
at 8%@8%. Governments dall and
e tea dy. Mono* Atm,. at. 7-gold. Ex
oh ange- loDg 9%; short 7%. Flour dall
and deolleing, Wb?5at dull and nomi?
nal. Oorn quiet and uno hanged. Pork'
dall-new. mesa 14.75. Lard quiet, at
7.14@7?a- Cotton doll aud nominal
?plands 20%; Orleans 21; sales to-day
100 bales-last evening 700. Freights
7 P. M.-The bank statement shows
loans have decreased 911,675,000;
specie decreased $2,870,000; legal ten?
ders decreased $8.870,000; deposits de?
creased $18,500,000. Cotton sales 1.040
bales-uplands 20>?; Orleans 21. Floor
favors buyers. Wheat dull. Oorn
heavy. Pork-old 18.25; new 14.60.
Freights declining. Money easy, at 7.
Sterling OJ*. Gold 8%.' Governments
steady. States vary dall. Salee cf cot?
ton for futuro delivery, to-day, 8,650
bales-December 10%, 10 11-16; Janua?
ry 19%, 19 1816. 19%; February 20%;
Maroh 20%, 20%; April 20%; May 2L
LIVKBPOOII, December 28- Evening.
Cotton opened and closed steady-ap?
lauda 9%@10; Orleans 10%; sales 10,000
bales; sp?culation and export 2,000.
PARIS, December 23.-Bentec95f. J2o.
FRANKFORT, D eoe mb or 28.-Bonds
LONDON, December 28-Noon.-Con?
sols 92.%. Bonds 92%.
QUOTATIONS FOB SOUTH OAHOXJNA SB- j
OUBITIES, BY D. QAMBBTLTI, BROKER,
Main street, Columbia, S. C., Dealer in
Gold. Silver. BankNoteH, Stocks, Bonds,
etc.-December 23, 1871.
STATE. Bid. Asked.
South Carolina Bonds, 6 ty
South Carolina Bonds, 6 ty
South Carolina Stock, 6 ty ot.
Oity Columbia Bonds, 6 ty or. 60
City Columbia Bonds, 7 ty ot. 65
Oity Oolumbia Gas Stock,
par, $25.1. 13
City Charleston Stock, 8 ty ot. 54
City Charleston Bonds, Fire.
Loan, 7 ty cont... . 71
South Carolina Bonds, 7 ty
cent., 1st mortgage. 85
South Carolina Bonds, 7 ty ot. 70
H mi th Carolin? Bonds, 6 ty ci. G2
Sooth Carolina Stook, par,
Sooth Oarolina Bank Stock,
par, $125. 82
North-eastern Bonds, 1st mort?
gage, 8 ty oent.91
North-eastern Bonds, 2d mort?
gagor 8 ty nant. 81
North-eastern Stock, prefer?
red, 8 ty oent., par $50_
North-eastern Stook, Capital,
Charleston and Savannah
Bonds, 6 ty cent.. 65
Savannah and Charleston
Bonds, 1st mort., 7 ty cent. 75
Savannah & Charleston Bonds
State guarantee, 7 ty cent. 65
Savannah and Charleston
Stock, par, $100. .
Greenville and Oolumbia
Bonds, State gnar., 7 ty ct., a? 60
Greenville and Oolumbia
Bonds, 2d mortgage, 7 ty ot. 65
Greenville and Columbia 1st
mortgage, past due, 7 ty ot. 91
Greenville and Columbia
Stook, par, $25. 1
Charlotte, Oolumbia and Aug.
1st mortgage Bonds, 7 ^ c. 82
Oharlotte, Oolumbia and Au?
gusta Stock, $100, par.
Spartanburg and Union B'ds,
State guarantee, 7 ty cont..
Blue Ridge Bonds, 1st mort
gaga. 7 ty oent. 50
Oheraw and Darlington B'nds,
1st mortgage, 8 ty cent.... 92
Oheraw and Darlington B'nds,
2d mortgage, 8 ty oent. 82
People's Bank of Charleston
Stock, par, $100. 2%
Union Bank Charleston Stook,
par, $50. 45
Planters' and Mechanics' Bank
? Charleston Stock, par, $25 23
South Carolina Loan and
Trust Co. Stook, par, $100.. 100
First National Bank Stock,
par, $100. 125
People's National Bank Stook,
par, $100. 105
Dank of Charleston Stook,
par, $100. 18
Oarolina National Bank of Co?
lumbia Stook, par, $100... 106
Oentral National Bank of Oo?
lumbia Stook, par, $100... 106
South Oarolina Bank and
Trust Go. Stook, par, $100.
Bank of Camden. 10
Bank of Chester. 15
Bank of Georgetown. 04
Bank of Hamburg. 15
Bank of Newberry. 10
Bank of South Carolina. 04
Bank of State of South Oaro?
lina, prior to 1861. 15
Back of State of South Caro?
lina. 1861 and 1862. 15
Commercial Bank Columbia.. 15
Exohange Bank of Oolumbia 02
Farmers' and Exchango Bank
of Charleston. 01
Merchants' Bank of Oheraw. 02
Planters'Bank of Fairfield.. 02
State Bank. 02
These quotations are liable to flactaa- i
tion. Securities Bent to me will be re?
mitted for as directed, at the best mar?
ket rates. Stocks and Bonds of every
description bought and sold.
Meeting of Stockholders.
CBNTBAZ. NATION AI, BAIMT.
COLUMBIA, B. C., December 21,1871.
[IHE regular annual meeting or tho Stook
_L holders of this Bank will oe held, on tho
SECOND TUESDAY in January, 9th proximo,
at the Banking Honso, in tho city or Colum?
bia. A. Q. BRENIZER,
Dec 22 1 tu2 Cashier
Stoves, Tinware, &c.
THE undersigned havo just roooived
I a largo lot of Cooking, Parlor, Office
land Church STOVES, of newest pat
" terns and latest designs.
Also, always on baud a gond assortment of I
home-made and pressed TINWARE, all of
which will bo sold at tho vory LOWEST cash
prices. Give ns a oall boforo purchasing.
ROOFING, Guttering, Plumbing and all
Job Work promptly attonded to.
Store just above now Post Office Building,
Mainstreet. CHAMBERS & CO.
Powder. Shot, &o.
A FULL ASSORTMENT of Gun and Blast
J\. ihg POWDER, Bhot, Lead, Percussion
Caps, Gun-wads, Ac. on hand and for salo
low, at wholesale and retail, by
Deo 20 _ JOHN AGNEW & SON.
TTTANTED, 100 moro LABORERS on the
M\ Oolumbia Canal. Apply to J. M. Craw?
ford, at tool-house, Golgnard's Ferry, at M
I A. M., or on the Canal, between 1 and 2 P. M.
Deo 21 4 8, A. PEARCE, JR., Agent.
r-?-rr--t. v ??v., ;1 .
Bpeecli off Repr?sentative c. o. Bowan
nail O aliara, ma Etji?ttd Sa. tile
BOWEN'S SPK?OOH.-OU taking the floor
thia morning he proposed, in as brief a
manner aa possible, to ?tate bia position.
He eaid he had been asked to enter into
tome compromise by which the thing
oould be adjusted; bat ho had this mach
to eay, when he entered into this investi?
gation he intended to go to the bot?
tom of .the affair. , He waa willing that
the r?solution should go over until he
oonld get a fair, square vote. He oould
not eoe what difference it would make if
the House would let the resolution go
over until euch time aa a fair vote oould
be obtained. He had been informed
that a telegram had been received from
New York, stating that the bonde of the
8tate had reached the low figure of five
cents. Ali he oould say was, that he
couldn't help it. It was the fault of the
men who .auoohed on the market $6,000,
000 of bouda illegally, and it i ll-bo 00 m es
thooe parties to set up such a defence.
1 understand that it bas been reported
that I had asked the Governor to retain
is office theFinanoial Agent of thu State.
This is not true. But the circumstances
of the case are, that while in New York
I saw a blank sheet of paper, signed by
Governor Scott, which proposed to
transfer $3,500,000 of the sterling bonds.
If it had not been for me that $3,000.
000 of sterling loan bonds, on whioh ho
allowed his sigoature to be lithographed,
would have been launched on the market.
1 oan prove this by the statement of the
Treasurer of the State. That piece of
paper was signed by the Governor and
filled up by a mau now olaimiag to have
the authority to transfer the bonds in
The Governor had no right to transfer
these bonds to the Treasurer as he did.
Well, then, I discovered the scheme by
which $3,500,000 of these bonds were
signed, and were about to pass ont of
tho hands of the State. This is what I
iid, and I charge that, without consult?
ing a majority of the board appointed,
nuder the sterling loan Aot, the Govern
ir attempted to issue $3,500,000. Ho
[the Governor) knew that one of the oi
Joora of the board intended to com?
mence legal proceedings to prevent the
sane of these bonds-when Soott and
Parker begged him not to do so. Now,
[ notice, when the chief of the ring is
ittaoked, every one who has been con
serned tn robbing the State-I mean
my body that the coat fits-rushes to his
lefence. [Thia was iu reply to a ques?
tion from J. N. Hayue as to who he
meant.] I will tell tho gentleman a
ittlo story, whioh will sorve to illustrate
my meaning: A distinguished Senator,
ince in the halls of Con gross, was asked
a reference to a oharge he made, who
ie meant. Ho replied by saying, that
vhen he was at home heonoe took a gun
ind fired it accidentally into a pack of
logs, and he knew whioh of the dogs
vere hort by their howling. Perhaps
lomebody oau guess now who I mean.
Sut to resume. I proposo, first, to take
ip the Greenville Bailroad swindle.
Vud I would say right hore that I see
nany on this floor who were interested
n that job. Every single dollar that
?eut to buy up tho controlling interest
>f the ring in the stock of that road, came
mt of the State Treasury ; and another f aot
n connection with it is this: When the
leople in the up-country, who owned the
i to ok, found that there WAS a demand 101
t, they held on to it, and at that time
ho South Gaaolina Bailroad was offer
ng five dollars per share. What did
hie ring do? Why, they passed thc
linking fund bill, and the Sinking Fund
Commissioners sold the State's interesl
n the road to the ring for $2.75 a share,
vhen they knew that tho South Oaroliuf
Railroad would give them five dollars
if ter they had sold, Governor Scott re
'used to sign the transfer unless the*
?ave his brother-in-law $1,000 intores
n it; and, what is more, he did no
lign until his brother-in-law got th?
$4,000. With faots of this kind bofon
it, does the House propose to let thesi
gentlemen off because this proceoding i
smbarrassing to them? In 1867, af te
the Reconstruction Acts of Oongros
weat into effect, a now party was found
ad in South Carolina. I arrayed mysel
with that party, bcoauBO my sympathie
ind opinions wore with it. But I neve
understood, and do not understand now
that Republicanism means that you ca
rob the people of the State. It has bee
stated that I went to Governor Soott an
Raked him to sign a check for $23,O0C
und I would withdraw this mo ve mo ul
I pronoanoe this statement false-a wi
fal and malicious lie. I know that th
ring have circulated this report, but
Bay to them, if they have no bett?
grounds for defence, their cause is ii
But I must hurry on, and I pass no
to the Land Commission frauds; an
right here I would invoke the kind coi
Bideration of the members of the Hous
whose constituency have been robbed 1
their hard-earned gains. The Aot wi
passed appropriating $700,000, to bi
lands for tho poor, Bat the same mc
who had control of the finances was pi
apon the Advisory Board. Poor Soul
Carolina! Could no one else be four
for this board save thoso who had ha:
died her finances but for the purpose <
lu making public tho transactions
this Laud Commission, I shall conni
myself to tho limits of Chariest*
Oounty, where I am personally cogr
zant of all the faots. I know that iu c
most every transaction in that Count
the State had to pay from three to ti
times as muoh as the land was wort
and all the State has to show to-do
that it has lands in that County, is t
voucher of a draft on the Troosui
These fellows didu't stop to ask abo
the title; tho only question with thc
was, how muoh can we make by tho s[
The Maniganlt tract, in oar Conn
oould have been bought for $6,000;
was offered for that just previous to t
sale, and yet we find it invoioed to t
State for $36,000.
The Whitewood tract was anotl
swindle. If wo trace tho title, wo il
that, in 1853, [hero Byas, who had bc
very restive for the last hoar, ai-oso t
point of order-having stated whi
and having been ovor ruled, tho npoal
Ono would suppose that these pors<
bad been supplied with funds from
Treasury. I would advise tho pa
(looking at Byas) who received tho oh
for $12,000 last winter, Tf he has any
speot for himself, let bim take hood,
am getting tired of this.
Byas-If tho gentleman moans me,
him say so.
Bowon-Shall I toll my story ogi
It is not strange that thoso who t
been eDgaged in filching the hard et
inga of the people should bo arrayoc
the side of the Governor now. I
well understood that the Governor
Treasurer had said to the Legislature,
Tra have helped jou heretofore, and if
yon don't stand to our backs now, we
will open the doors of the penitentiary
But to retbrti to the Land Commis?
sion. I have said that the Whitewood
traot in Charleston was purchased in
1858, for 87,000, and every man knows
what the prices were then, in compari?
son with the prices in 1869. It was sold
by a gentleman named Quash, to G. A.
Trenholm, in 1855, and Tronholm sold it
to Lucas, for $6,700. In 1858, Lueas
sold to Oulleam, for 88,000, and Qul
leam mortgaged it. Later, Lucas made
au assigument ot the mortgage to Dr.
Wragg. The mortgagor defaulted. Dr.
Wrsgg went into court, foreclosed, and
the laud was sold for 81,060. Wo find
it now invoiced to the State for 828,000,
and no title on God's earth to show for
it. Now, ever since the Legislature has
been in session, they have been asking
for a report from the Land Commission.
They have not got it. Why? Maybe the
gentleman who reoeived the 812,000
chook can answer. Again, the Platt traot
was purchased for $12,000, and no title
given. Every member of this House
knows of the swindles of the Land Com?
mission. So anxious were the ring to
make money, that they never took the
trouble to stop and inquire about the
title. They just drew a draft, and that
was all the title they reoeived for the
lands. Why, nine-tenths of all the lands
the State has purchased are either sand
barreos or water wastes, and every mem?
ber knows this to be true. In Charles?
ton, another tract was sold on the
day of December, for $000, and on the
28th of December, it was sold to the
State for $6,000. The transaction was
very mnoh like this: A sold to B for
$600, aud on the same day B sold to the
State for $6,000, Another traot on
John's Island was sold for $900 to Julius
0. Carpenter. A short time after, Jo?
seph H. Jenks sold it to tho Land Com?
missioner for $3,600. Carpenter holds
the title to that land to-day, and thero is
not a shade of a title to show that Jcuks
ever owned the laud. Another pecu?
liarity of this Land Commission was that
it bad a wonderful faoulty for hunting
around and buying up swamps. If the
Governor was not implicated in all these
frauds, he simply wanted to give him an
opportunity to provo hts inuocenoe.
The people demand justice, and at
home the eyes of tho people are turned
hore, looking to see if their representa- ,
tives dare render them that service which '
they are entitled to ask.
Bowen next turned his attention to the 1
transactions of the Financial Agent, and
read a statement from the Cherubim, j
which gives ns the amount of loans and '.
bonds negotiated from July, 1869, to 6th
October, 1870, as $20,671,310.40.
He also gives as "charges, discounts, <
commissions, expenses, postage, telo- I
graphing," &o., $487,323.21. This last
amount he claims to have been paid to j
other partios, and says that he must how ;
have his commissions on the whole i
amount, about $800,000, although the j
State has paid him over $100,000 for 1
Congress had donated to the State
$180,000 worth of land scrip. Where is
that gone to? j
Byes-It has gone where the law says ?,
it shall go; invested in State securities.
Bowen-I know it is, and I'll tell you
another thing. Kimpton has got the
bonds. Your friend, Gov. Soott, in
whose hands the scrip was placed, says ,
he sold it for 72>.? couts on the dollar,
and invested the proceeds in State bonds.
I assert it here, nnd am ready to prove
that men have written to this State, of?
fering to swear that they paid eighty-four
cents for some of it, and would be glad
to get more at the same prioe. I say
this to show that the State is bankrupt.
Tho speaker next alluded to the ne?
glect of education in the State, and the
withholding of the funds appropriated
for school purposes, and closed by urg?
ing tho House to postpone tho conside?
ration of the resolution until aftor the
holidays, when a fair and square vote
could bo obtained.
THE OTHER SIDE.-At tho closo of
Bowen's speech, Mobley obtained the
floor and made oue of his characteristic
speeches. In turu he wus followed by
Yooum aud Byas. Tho latter, be it re?
membered, was one of tho oommittee
who signed thc report, aud this fact hav?
ing been brought to his notice, ho said
he admitted that he had done HO, but
soaroely knew how he could have been
such a fool as to do so. Byas held tho
floor for about au hour, during which
time tho members amused themselves in
laughing at his Latin quotations and vio?
lent gesticulations. He was followed by
W. H. Jones, of Georgetown, who made
the strongest argument for Scott yet at?
tempted. Ia relation to Bowen's con?
nection with tho finances during tho past
summer, he said he knew that Gov.
Scott was in Now York, and had soon
Judge Barnett, and neked him to take
legal steps against Kimpton. Ho hud
been dissuaded from this by Bowen, who
sout him the following telegraph, which
he had read, and which Bowen admitted:
To Gov. R. K. Scott.
Barrett has writton to Kimpton that
he is authorized, on tho part of tho
State, to commence proceedings. Palm?
er claims to ropresent you; euch a move
would be disastrous; you retained mo.
I advise you to withdraw all authority
from Barrett and Palmer. Telegraph
me immediately, revoking this alleged
authority to proceed H C. C. BOWEN1)
BOWEN TO BE EXPELLED.-He com?
mented severely on this, and announced
his readiness to impeach all tho riug, in?
cluding the member from Charleston,
(Bowen,) and, said he, if wo cannot im?
peach him, we will expel him from his
1/~V/\rv CORDS now on hand and to ar
. rive rartios needing wood can
bo supplied during Christmas week. Orders
can ho loft, as usual, at \V. C. Fisher's drug
store, or at Co-operativo Storo.
Dec 23 CHAS. E. THOMAR ft CO.
Change of Schedule.
SOUTn CAROLINA RAILROAD CO.,
COLUMBIA. 8. C., Dccemhor 22, 1871.
AFTER SUNDAY, 24th instant, the Night
Express Passenger Train will leave Co?
lumbia at 7:00 P. M.; arrivo at Charleston
7:00 A. M., making closo connootion at
Branchville with Train for Augusta, Qa.
Loavo Columbia at.1:45 P. M.
Arrivo at Camdon.G:25 P. M.
A. L. TYLER. Vico -President.
H. B. PICKENS, General Ticket Agent.
Groceries, Wines and Liquors.
AFULL SUPPLY of CHOICE FAMILY
GROCERIES, in all thoir varieties. Rest
brands Champagnes, Wines, Liquors, ?fco.,
suitable for Christmas, on band and for Halo
low, by JOHN AGNEW A SON.
Tumbling Down ' Prices In Clothing j
THE uuderslgnod beg Ioavo to iuforru thoir
many friends and patrons that they have
concluded to roduoe their large and varied
stock or UEA.DY-MA.DE CLOTHING, Hats
and Gents* Furnishing Goods, in or dor to
mako room for a fresh arrival; and will,
therefore, dispose of their goods at prloes to
snit the most skeptics.!. Thoy take further
pleasure in stating to the public that their
stock consists of such goods as can bo fully
warranted, and comprises goods from the
lowest to the finest grades. We make special
mention of our large assortment of OVER?
COATS, and persons in want of this necessary
appendage will do well by calling early at the
popular Clothing House of
STRAUS & BAO,,
Doo 24 Under the Columbia Hotel.
Report of the Condition
Carolina National Bank,
OF COLUMBIA, 8. O.,
AT Columbia, in the State of South Caro?
lina, at tho close of business, on th? 16th
day of December, 1871:
Loans and Discounts.$608,689 60
Ovor-dralts. 5,405 63
United Statua Ronds to secure Cir?
culation. 250,000 00
Othor Stocka, RoudB and Mort?
gages. 29,049 ll
Due from Redeeming and Reserve
Agents. 28,379 95
Duo from other National Banks... 6,633 75
Duo from State Ranksand Hankers 414 ns
Banking House. 22,000 00
Furniture and Fixtures. 2,554 50
Current Expenses. 1,695 27
Taxes paid. 2,032 80
Premiums. 21,880 00
Chocks and Caah Items. 1543 81
Bills ot National Ranks. 600 00
Fractio:ial Currency... 833 45
Specie. 5.886 9>
Legal Tender Notes_ 44.401 00-52,265 21
Capital Stock.$275,000 00
Sur plus Fund. 8,000 00
Profit anti Losa. 21,567 81
'Ji reu lu no n. 225,000 00
Individual Deposita. 374,051 38
Duo to National Banks. 1,000 43
Due State Banks and Bankers_ 310 33
Notes and Bills rediaconnted. 15C34 85
Bills Payable . 7,500 00
I, W. B. Galick, Cashier or tho Carolina
National Baukol Columbia, 8. C., do solemnly
jwoar that tho above statement is true, to the
jest of my knowledge and belief.
W. R. GULICK, Cashier.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY or RICHLAND.
Sworn to and subscribed boforo mo, this 23d
lay of December, 1871.
C. J. I KED ELL, Notary Public.
JOHN 8. WILEY,
R. O'NEALE, JR., Directors.
Union copy ono time. Doo 211
The State of South Carolina.
OFFICE OF AuniTon OF STATE,
COLUMUIA, 8. C., December 20.1871.
THE question having been raised as to
whether tho law authorizes tho State Au?
ditor, upon tho approval of the Governor, to
extend tba time for the payment of taxes,
after a careful examination of all tho Acta
bearing upon the aubject, and being unable
to find any authority for such action, bat at
tho samo time knowing that extensions have
boen granted iu previoua years, I submitted
the matter to tho Attorney-General for a
in roply to the question alluded to. the At?
torney-General answers: "I have the honor to
Bay, that tho only section nndor which it is
claimed, so far aa I am aware, that tho Htate
Auditor, with tho approval of tho Governor,
may extend tho timo for the collection of
taxea, is the 147th soctlon of the Tax Act.
Thai section is in those words: 'If any of the
duties required to bo performed in this Acton
or boforo a certain day, by any officer herein
named, cannot, for want of proper timo, be
so performed, the State Auditor, with the ap?
proval of the Govornor, upon propor ovidonce
of the necessity of tho same, may oxtond the
lime aa long aa may bo necessary therefor.'
An examination of this aection will, I think,
load to tho conclusion that it has reference
simply and only to an extension of time ne?
cessary for tho tax officers to perform their
duties, and was out intonded to, and does not
in terms, authorize an extension of time for
the payment of taxes. I am aware that a
different construction has boon acted upon
for tho past three years; but now that tho
question is presented to mo for the first time
lor my opimon, I am obliged to aay that I do
not think this aoction gives authority to you.
upon the approval of tue Governor, to extend
tho time for any other purposo than to allow
tho tax ollicera to completo their proscribed
Tho law, an construod by tho Attornoy
General, in whose opinion I fully concur, docs
not allow tho exorcisoof discretionary powor
to any officer in thia mattor. I would, there?
fore, once more bring to Ibo notice of all, tho
import ance of prompt and punctual payment
of taxes, as, nndor tho decision above quoted,
I cannot do otherwise than execute the law as
provided for in tho 97th aection of the Tax
Act, passed September 15, 1868, which saya
that the penalty shall attach upon all taxes
and assessments not paid on or before the
15th day of January.
EDWIN F. OARY, Btato Auditor.
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KRISS KRINGLE 13 COMlHQi
OPEN THIS DAY!
ALARGE stock of TOYS and FANCY AR?
TICLES will bo ou exhibition. Call and
he convinced. JOHN MCKENZIE'S,
Doc 19 G_Main street.
In Time for the Christmas Holidays.
AFINE assortment of FRENCH CANDIES,
FRUI I'S, BON-BONS, CHOCOLATE
CREAMS. Itoastod Burnt ALMONDS, Ac, &o.
Home nf those splendid PRUNES, in 1,2 and
4 pound Tin Canisters.
Fine layer FIGS, in Boxoa and Cartoons;
RAISINS, NUTS, ALMONDS, with a frosh
stock, or my own manufacture, or ASSORT*
ED CANDY. JOHE MCKENZIE.
Prepare tor the Coming Holiday?.
BX.wdiu* roar ordern lu early to JOHN
MoKKNZIE, fur Fruit. Oil rou. Almond.
Jelly, Boonu* and other CAKE, either piata
or handsomely ornamented.
Mince, Apple, Cocoanut, Cranberry and
Scotch Short Dread made to order. AU
kinds ot Oakes, Tarta, &o., Ao. Main ?treat,
Oreonflatd'a Bow._Deo 19 g
rr_ . ... , Torpedoes,
For sale, wholosale and retail, by
Peo 20_ JOHN AGNEW & 80N.
Grand Duke Alexis Hat
. You will find at
CHILDS & WILEY'S
Clothing and Hat Houeo.
ALSO, the new PRIZE COLLAR-a prise
in every bos; sealed, and guaranteed
that every box contains a prize.
Book, Job and Newspaper
STEAK PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT
material for execution
-> ^rBsMfliTsi^ - - of all kinda Printing.
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The Type, Border, Rule, Ornaments, Cuta.ftc
are of MODERN STYLE and carefully selected)
Tho Presses are ^?^SL of the MOST
APPROVED JK IMPjk PATTERNS
Hoe, Adams HBBHBBL and Liber?
ty-InclndsaBBasB^ing Plat eu
Red and iiiisit^ Cylinder
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Professional Men, Merchants. Manufacturers
and Meohanics, supplied with any atyle work
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A large atock
of Cards, Card
Bill Heada, Jco.
With tho LARGE AMOUNT OF MATERIAI
on band, tho stylo, quality and cost of
work cannot fail to give satisfaction.
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Orders from abroad will receive IMMEDIAT!
ft.TTENTION.and work promptly forwarded
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This is the only
the interior of
two, three and
can be put np in
plain Black or
and examine ope
J. A. SELBY.
tho State whcr
four sheet POST
RILLS, ?o., ?0.
Sood stylo, elthe
ol ore cl. SW Cal
Hiram (J. May vs. Jame ? Trumhle-foreclosure
qf Mortgage. ?>
By D.C. PEIXOTTO &?OW, Auctioneers.
On MONDAY MORNING iii? drat day of J?,
unary, 1872, we will.nail, at ll oV>|rM?fc, la
front or the Court House," lu thia pity.
Ona Mare and two ?ules. ' Y%
Toron caah._Deb 24 wa3
Desirable City Lote.
BY D 0. PEIX?TT0 & BON.
ON MONDAY MORNING, tho first day of Ja
unary, 1872. in front of the Court Honee, In
this city, at half-past 10 o'clock, we will
sell TUREIS DKHlltABLK CITY LOTS.
Lot No. 1, situated oh the aorn?r of Pick?
en H and Taylor atroets. bounded o?'theNoi th
by the estate of C. K. Bryoe, on th? Benth by
Taylor street, on tho East by Bickens street,
on tho West by Lot No 2. The above Lot
measures on Plain street CO faet 4 inches,
more or tess, and nins back on Plokens street
208 feet 4 inches, more or lass.
Lot No. 2, of the samo dimensions. West of
the above, bounded on tbo North by estate of
C. lt. Bryoe, on the Booth by Taylor street,
on tho V/est by Lot No. 8, on (he East by Lot
Lot No. 8, of the sams dimensions, West of
the above, bounded on tho North by estate
ef C. K. Bryce, on the Honth by Tayl- r street,
on the East by Lot No. 2, on the West by
John Crawford. .
The above Lots ara verr desirable Ballding
Lots, and well worth the attention of those
desiring to purchase.'- tu Ri*
TEHMD OF SALE-One-third cash; balance In
one and two years, secured by bond, bearing
interest at the rato of seveu per cent, per
annum, and mortgago of premises; pur?
chasers to pay ua for papers and stamps.
Deo 24_ __K
BY permission of the Court of Probate, I
will offer for sale, on TUESDAY, January 9,
1872, at the residence of the late N. F. Bvnnm,
all the personal estate of the deceased, con?
sisting of H0B8EB. MULEB, CATTLE. Sheep,
Corn, Fodder, Peas, Cotton Seed, Wagons,
Harness, Carriages, Farming Utensils, House?
hold and Kitchen Furniture and Miscellane?
ous Articles. Terms cash.
JOHN T. BYNUM,
Deo 23 pi*_Qualified Executor.
State of South C ar olir^a-Richland Co.
IN THE COMMON PLEAS.
By JACOB LEVIN, Auctioneer.
Mary D. Fair, aa Executrix of the will of Sa?
muel Fair, deceased, vs. Jacob .Geiger et al.
-Complaint to marslta? A ss fis for Dower
PURSUANT to a decretal order in the
above entitled cause, I will sell Before the
Court House, in Columbia, on the FIBST
MONDAY in January next, between the legal
hours, the following REAL ESTATE t to wit:
Buch portions of two (2) squares of land, in
the city of Columbia, as belonged to the late
Samuel Fair, deoeased; one known aa the
"Hospital Lot," bounded by Washington,
Barnwell, Winn and Lady streets, ano the
square contiguous thereto, bounded by Lady,
Barnwell, Winn and Gervais atreeta. The
above will be sold In lots of about one-quarter
! of an aore each, a plat whereof can be seen at
the offioe of the undersigned.
TKBVS or SALK.-Cash sufficient to pay
? costs due; of the balance, one-half payable on
I the 1st day of March, 1872, and the other hall
I on the 1st day of March, 1873. The pnrohase
money to be secured by bond and approved
personal security, with a mortgage of the
premises sold: bot if one-half of the pur?
chase money he paid in cash, then tho per
I sonal security will be dispensed with. Pur?
chasers to nay for stamps and papers.
Doc 10t D. B. MILLER, Hpecial Reforee.
State of South Carolina-Richland Co.
Wade Hampton, administrator of Wado
Hamptom, deoeaaed, plaintiff, against
Catherine M. Hampton, C. F. Hampien,
Richard C. llichardaon and others, defend?
IN obedience to an order, dated the 9th ot
December, 1871, and signed bv the Hon.
Samuel W. Moiton, of the Fifth Circuit of the
State of South Carolina, tho undersigned will
?ell, on the first MONDAY ia January next,
before the Court House in Columbia, all that
tract of LAND.oitnated abont four miles from
Columbia, known as the Mill Tract, containing
about 2,400 acres, more or Ieee, bounded on
the North by lands of Samuel. Dent, and
touching the Camden Hoad; South by the
tract lately of Rawlinson & liocott, and the
Millwood tract, and the Messrs. Hampton's
and tho Hutchinson tract; East by-lands of
E. Gilmor; and West hy lands of W. R.
The tract containing about 260 sores, moro
: or leas, bounded by lands of the estate of E. J.
Arthur, L. Hancock, G. A. Trenholm, and
estate of Frank. Hampton.
Tho tract known as the Mill Tract has a
good saw-mill in complete running order
upon it; is well timbered, with. Abundant
water power. The bnrnt mill tract bas a fine
mill Beat direotly on the South OaVOlIna Rail?
TKBMS OF HALE-One-third ?ash; balance in
one and two years; credit portion to be se?
cured by bond of purchaser and mortgage of
the premises. Purchaser to pay for, papers
and stamps. JOHN S. GREEN,
Deo 10 naj_Speoial Referee.
Sale Spartanburg and Union Railroad.
The State of South Carolina,plaintiff, against
tho Spartanburg and Union Railroad Com?
pany and others, creditors, defendants.
TN obedience to an ordor dated 15th day ot
5 November, 1871, passed by the Hun. James
M. Rntland, Judge of the 4th Circuit, of the
State of Sonth Carolina, the undersigned will
sell, on the FIRST MONDAY in January, 1872,
at Ucionville, in tho County of Union, in the
State of Sonth Carolina, before the Court
House door, between the honra of ll o'clook
in tho forenoon and 3 o'clook in the afternoon,
at public outcry, to the highest bidder, the
whole of the SPARTANBURG AND UNION
RAILROAD, inolnding the Road-bed, Right of
Way, Grading, Bridges. Masonry and Super?
structure, lying and situate in the Counties
of Fairfield* Union and Spartanburg; aU the
stock subscribed for in the Spartanburg and
Union Railroad Company; the chartered rights
and privileges thereof; the railroad spikes,
chairs and equipments, and all tho property
owned by said company, as incident or neces?
sary for its business, on the following terms,
to wit: Twenty-five thousand (?V5.000) dol?
lars cash, and tho balance in three equal
semi-a n nu al ins talmente, with interest on
each instalment from the day of aale, to be
secured by tho bond of the purchaser, with a
mortgago of the entire property sold. The
purchaser will also bc rcQuired to pay for all
stamps and papera.
ir the highest bidder shouiu fail to pay at
once the twenty-five thousand ($25.000) dol?
lars aforesaid in cash, theproporty herelnbe
foro advertised will immediately be offered,
at the time and place above mentioned, upon
the terms already stated, for re-sale.
JAMES M. BAXTER,
THOMAS B. JETER,
NnvFMBvn 28.1871. Referees.
~ FOR. CHRISTMAS,
At Heist's Confectionery.
Brookbanks & Go.,
Christmas! Christmas!! Christmas!!!
SUPPLIES have arrived, consisting in part
of the following articles: Choice Sweet
Oranges, fino, largo Bananas, large Red
ApploB, fresh Malaga Grapes, new Honey
Dates, Messina Lemons and other Frmit, with
Confectionery of Sugar-Plums, Gnm-Drops,
assorted Lozenges, Fig Paste, Christmas
Bugar Toys, *c. ; bosides a foll and new stock
of Fronch and Oerman Toys, snitable for the
Christin's holidays, and an extra quality of
Canary Birds, warranted to ting; all of which
aro offered at reasonable prices. _ Dec 195
PHI NC ES OF WALES
ONLY TBR1RTY YEARS OLD!
TBE acoonnts report the Prinoo suffering
from disease of the lungB.
That fell destroyer, spares neither the high
nor tho low. Every ono is subject to coughs
and colds. STANLEY'S COUGH SYRUP
sbonld bo in the hands of everybody. It
enres Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Hoarseness,
Sore Throat, Bronchitis. Croup and Influ?
enza, with marvellous certainty. Let the de?
clining health of the Prlnoe admonish yon te
go at once and get a bottle. For sale only at
HEINTTSH'S Family Medicino Store.
Deo 16 1