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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Friday ?ornin*, February 2,1872.
An KT? to be Corrected.
If there be cae particular class of in?
dustry in the South which has suffered
more by reason of the late war, and its
consequences, and which has bad more
to retard its progress and oripple its re?
munerative energies since peace, so
called, has been established, it is agri?
culture. The old system of labor bas
been overthrown and no new 9ystem has,
as yet, been devised to ful til I, even to a
measurable extent, its conditions and re?
quirements. Our planters are, iudeed,
without any regular or reliable labor;
their lauds are worn and impoverished;
many have been laboring under the bur?
den of old debts, and various other griev?
ous, though legitimate causes, have com?
bined to render tho pursuit of their bu?
siness unprofitable and not unfrequently
rainons. Taxation, too, has been made
to bear moat heavily upon them, undor
the new-fangled mode of ad valorem as?
sessments; and the agricultural interest
no longer receives that fostering care
from tho State which it proporly did in
.days past, when its importance was duly
estimated and tho object of legislation
was the State's prosperity and not her
purse. All of. theso obstacles and un?
toward circumstances have uided to chill
the enterpriso of, and dishearten, our
landed proprietors iu their efforts to re?
build thoir broken fortunes. But there
is another grievance to call attention to,
which, with a fuint hope of its correc?
tion, is the object of this article. We
refer to tho trade in seed cotton curried
on by the infamous little country stores,
or, we might rather .Bay, pop-skull
liquor shops, scattered now, iu moro or
less numbers, through every County in
the State. It is a species of hurter that
we might say, without much exaggera?
tion,-was totally onboard of until these
abnormal days. Every honest and in?
dustrious laborer and planter, white aud
black, are its vie?ms. and only rogues
and their abeUors are profited by it.
Many instances aro known where the
proprietors of these groggeries, com?
mencing at the beginning of the cotton
season, with a capital of less than fifty
dollars invested in mean groceries and
meaner whiskey, have, by surreptitious
dealings with bud negroes and lew white
mon, bought up, in the aggregate, from
ten to fifteen bales of cotton before
Christmas. This cotton is stolen from
the neighboring fields aud carried in
small quantities ut a timo, generally un?
der cover of night, and bartered with the
whiskey man upon such terms as ho muy
fix upou. This species of trudie puts a
bonus on idleness and vioe, and is a di?
rect encouragement to theft. Such is ile
tendency and effects upon the partie*
criminally engaged in carrying it on.
But, worse than that, it works a great
annoyance, positivo wrong and seriout
loss to tho good people in the neighbor?
hood who are honestly striving to earn n
livelihood by legit?male means. Wc
have heard numbers of farmers say thal
they have lost a third of thoir cotton
orops ny tho thieving reudered oasy and
inviting by these legalized nuisances
cross-road shops. We do not mean tt
condemn all country stores, for many o:
them, we are well aware, are of great bc
nefit in romoto localities, aro conductct
by worthy aud upright men, uod ure o:
great convenience to tho community
Those only that duuliu seed cotton mari
severe reprehension. Our desire is t<
invite the consideration of tho Legislu
turo upon this subject, with a view to so
euro proper legislation to protect the in
terests of the farmers and honest labor
ors in tho premises.
This growing evil, such a frnitfu
source of crime, should bo checked; HUI
it is, in our judgment, within tho pro
vinco and duty of tho law-making po we
to do it. Let au Act bo passed pro
hibiting tho salo of cotton in tho seed
except upon certaiu necessary conditions
sach as at public sales, in market overt
&o., and lot its violation bo visited will
soaio severe penalty. Wo fully nppreci
ato tho difficulties and dangers thut ut
tend uny legislative action looking to
curtailment of private rights or porsoni
liberties. But ull laws are a restraint t
liberty in ils general sonso, and thoi
propriety and expediency aro dotci
mined solely by the public weal. Civi
liberty, says Baloy, is tho right am
power to exorcise our own will, so lon
as wo do not interfere with tho rights o
others. In this instanco the public wc!
faro, no loss than sound morality, di
mands legislativo interference. Mun
colored mon are now landed proprietor
alargo number are independent farmer.1
though they till rented lu mis, and a mr
jority of thom labor for a shuro of tb
orops, and oro as much injured by th
thefts, which this infamous truffle breedt
as their whito neighbors. Will thu Lt
gislature act in tho premises, mid fo
ODoe defer to tho reasonable demande of
that class of the people who mainly
furnish the material that sustains the
machinery of government, as well as the
true interests likewise of their eolored
The Bill tb lim? ?My Honda.
The hill to authorize the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Columbia to is?
sue bonds and to negotiate and sell the
sume, which was published iu full and
discussed in our columns some time
back, when it was first introduced into
the Houso of Representatives, has been
reported upon by the Committee of
Ways and Means, with a recommenda?
tion that it be passed. The committee
conditioned their favorable report by re?
commending varions amendments, some
of which we would pronounce very wiso
and proper could we use snoh language
in oonneclion with a bill of this nature,
which, ia its entire conception and de?
sign, ie a gross and palpable swindle
upon the tax-payers of the city, upon
whom its hardens will solely fall.
The first amendment, which is reoo.M
monded by the committee, is to strike
out, on the fourth line, the word "eight"
and insert "six," which fixes the whole
amount of liability with which the pro?
perty-holders uro to bo encumbered at
$600,000; instead of $800,000. This is
very weil as far as it goes. If wo are to
bo plundered, by all means stay the ra?
vages as much as possible. A saviug of
$200,000 to tho city isn't to ba scouted
at any way.
Tho second amendment proposed is to
strike out section three of the original
bill and insert tho following:
"That no bond shall be negotiated
under the provisions of this Aot, except
through some bankiug house iu the city
of Columbia, which shall constitute the
financial agency for the Bale or negotia?
tion of said bonds; said bank to be de
siguated by the Mayor and Aldermen of
the City Council; provided, that all such
sales and negotiations shall bo conducted
in accordance with such rules and regu?
lations us the City Couuoil may pro?
Wo don't like this. There is some?
thing tisby about it. That word, "Finan?
cial Agency," is in itself ugly aud suspi?
cious. It sounds badly, at least, to a
South Carolinian's ear. A contrivance
nf the same namo bas boen chiefly in?
strumental in bringing shame and finan?
cial disgrace upon our State, and wc
would have no more of it.
Tho sectiou iu the bill provides thal
no bond shall bo issued except by public
sale, after due notice given in two oi
moro newspapers of time and pl too o!
salo. We fail to see the advantages o
the amendment, but many objection.1
occur to us. By the original section
mouey could be raised only by tho uctua
salo of the bonds. Thoy would nt leas
command their market value; aud tie
publio and parties interested in thei
management would bo advertised of th
amount of money raised, and to som
extent of the objects to which it wa
By tho agency scheme, tho bonds ina
be hypothecated for loans nt ruiuou
rates of interest, and ull manner of chi
caneryaud trickery practiced a la Kimi,
ton. Moreover-uud boro is one of th
gravest errors and most inviting dooi
for fraud in tho whole bill-tho prico i
which tho bouds uro to bu sold is m
where specified or limited, and may I
disposed of for one-tenth of their valm
should tho Finunciul Agent and tl
Council so collude and agree. But Vt
reject tho bill in toto. It is uuuecessur
dangerous and iu direct opposition I
thu wishes of nine-tenths, nay, of evci
! tux-payer, who does not expect to -dial
in thu spoils, and coutrary, wo belicv
too, to tho wishes of four-fifths of tl
voters of tho city.
Thc coutract for tho City Hall, to can
out which tho bill is pari ly intended, h
been shown to bo an iniquitous ai
fraudulent transaction, and if there
any sense of decency in the Legislatur
they will surely kill tho bill on its scoot
road i u g.
It appears that thu city of Kuoxvill
Tenn., is built over au immense eav
Recently, in diggiug cisterns ut tl
hotels, tho "bottom fell out," and wh
were intended for cisterns mude excelle
sewers. Similar results followed oxeav
tions on other premisos. Tho other du
a public cistern, designed to hold 3,5
barrels of water, had beou complete
and sovon feet of water pumped i
Within live minutes after tho depth
water lind been mousured, it had ull d
appeared. Further investigation show
that part of tho bottom had f?llen i
and tho water run off somewhere iu t
interior nf thu earth,
Tho grand jury system is receivii
thorough investigation tu several nf t
States, California and Nevada agitti
abolishing it altogether, while Ohio ai
several other States aro endeavoring
amend the system.
In a row ut a K usas Ht age station, i
Sunday, a stage hand tired a pistol
ono Taylor, and killed his friend Merri
when Taylor returned tho fire and kill
the aflige man.
The New York Tribuno genda up a
wail upon tba failure of the attempt to
educate tho blacks in the South. It ad
mita that they are only educating a num?
ber about equal to the annual increase,
despito the facilities afforded, of which
there is no fuck. It further admits that
"legislation nt tho South is not improv?
ing," and yet bas nothing to say in favor
of enabling the intelligent peoplo of the
South to take charge of it. Like all
blunderers, who dislike to acknowledge
their owu errors, the Tribune can only
soe relief io the enaotmeut of further
and more rigorous lawa by Congress.
Thus ouo error begets another, ami tho
vioe is screwed up tighter and tighter,
until BU LU e tine monning it mes in pieces,
to the great danger of its manipulators.
Grant's hatred and jealousy of General
Hancock, which lod him to abolish tho
military division of the Sooth, lest he
should be forced to assign the senior
major-general to that command, may
have been only part of the prompting
cansos. The military division of tho
South embraced tho States of Kentucky,
Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Flori?
da, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas nud
Louisiana-States in several of which
President Grant hos made und will muko
use of intimidation and oppression to
secure bis re-election. To pince a mun
liku General Hancock in command of
this section would seriously embarrass, if
not absolutely defeat, tho" carrying out of
this plan of operations. To tho ambi?
tion, therefore, as well ns the hatred, of
the President, is tho discontinuance of
tho divisibn to be referred.
Mit. EDITOII: lu your ?HBUO of this
morning there appears an article, copied
from tho Charleston News, which reads
"DIVIDING THE Sroms-A LOVELY.
Row.-On Saturday hist, the County
Treusuror reported to the Couuty Com?
missioners, as by law he is required to
do, that he had $20,OUO in the treasury
subject to their disposition. Where?
upon, us the News has beeu iuformed
by a prominent County oiliciul, thc
Commissioners first religiously made
out their- own account!, and drew
what they estimated was duo thom
to the uttermost iurthiug. Their wives
and other relatives in Couuty ofliceu
Wera then also paid up in full, not to
mention u check for $700 to C. C. Boweu,
for services, the nature of which is nut
The fuels o? this transaction, Mr. Edi?
tor, uro simply those: Somo time ago,
being in need of money, I applied to A.
C. Itichtnoud, E-q , Clerk of tho Court
for Charleston County, for a loun. He
not having tho money which I required,
assigned over to mo a claim which he
held against the Couuty for services ren?
dered. This claim hud been npprovud
by Judge Graham. For tibs the County
Commissioners guvo mo a check, stating
on its fuco that said check wus for ser?
vices rendered the County by A. C. ltich
Aud now to ?ill those sore-headed
grumblers who hold fut oilieesiu Charles?
ton County, and wish to obtain the
wherewith from tho County to lobby
through a metropolitan police bill, by
which they wore to bo made police com?
missioners, I will simply suy, if they
have failed in their undertaking,
"Let tho galled jude wince
Our withers aro uuwruug."
And when the time comes for their re?
election, they will need something mort
than un injunction on the Couuty Tren
surer to keep others out of tho placet
i which they now occupy. Verv respect
fully, C. C. BOWEN.
Jtejy- Charleston News please copy.
It will bo remembered that some timi
since a story was started hy thu sousa
lion press to the effect that an illegtti
mute sou of Goorgo Washington win
living somewhere iu thu West. Cori
eus!y enough, just after tho final ex
pOHure of thu falseness of this report, i
person comes forwuril and claims thu
he is really the sou of the father of hi
country. In tho course of tho htigutioi
now pending iu a Uuitcd States Court
in thia city, concorning the Jamel es
tate, ono of the witnesses, Mr. Georg
Washington Bowen, yesterday swor<
thut he believed himself to be the son o
George Washington, lt is proverbial!;
a wiso child that knows its own father
and Mr. Bowen may, perhaps, not b
precisely tho wiso child ruferred to. Sti
hois said lo have a strong personal rc
semblance to Washington, ?iud tho f ic
that he hus never before laid claims t
his distinguished ancestry does not favo
the sn j i posit io ii that he is now nt tempt
ing au imposition. It would, however
bo ii eui ioiis circumstance if the blood ii
Washington .should still lu: flowing in th
veins of some of those who have hither
to been known as his children eu ly in
[Nw Vork World, 'loth ult.
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Mr. Shauloy, of Kit Carson, lost iii
cow recently, und niter a long seme
found her in the midst of u herd u
(50,1)00 buffaloes. Tho bison com mu nil
hud received her ou terms of absolut
equality, aud it took three men nu
three swift horses to induce her to rotor
to ber peu.
It is said Unit Weston hus applied fo
a divorce in au Iowa court. A man wh
CUD walk us lust and fur as Weston otigli
to ho ullin to get away I io ul his wile willi
out ii divorce.
A pack of hungry hounds eat up
sorvuiit gul in Fiance. Tho same spi
eies luau eaten the vitals out ot' seven
States in America.
THURSDAY, FcDHDAnY 1, 1872.
Tho Senate met at 12 M., President
Bansier in the Chair.
Mr. Nu M h in trod need a bill to incorpo?
rate tho Traction Steam Eugine Com?
pany, of Columbia.
Mr. Smalle-To incorporate, thu.Beau?
fort Manufacturing Compuny, of Beau?
Mr. Johnston-To amend an Act en?
titled "An Act relating to gimbling."
Mr. Clinton-For tho relief of tho
County of Lancaster.
Mr. Whittemore-To amend un Act
entitled "An Act providing for the goue
rul elections and the manner of conduct?
ing the same"
Mr. Biemnn-To incorporate the
Deutscher Brudliober Bund, of Charles?
At 2},$ o'clook the Sonate adjourned
until to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF BEPBESENTATI VES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Moses in tho Chair.
Boports were made by the Commit?
tees on the Judiciary, Penitentiary and
Claims. Laid over.
Mr. Jervey, from tho mnjority of the
Charleston delegation, made a favorable
report upou the passago of the metropo?
litan police bill for Charleston; which
waa mude the special order for Monday
The report of tho committee on tho
accounts of W. B. Stanley, M. II. Berry,
uud others, was adopted and ordered to
Mr. Levy introduced a bill to incorpo?
rate tho Hope Steam Firo En gi un Coin
pany of (marleston; to incorporuto the
Kindlicher Bund of Charleston; tu du
hue the (lowersund jurisdiction of clerke
to Trial Justices. ..
Mr. Jervey-To incorporate und esta?
blish a joint laud company in tho .city of
Mr. Hunter-To provide for a general
license law in this State.
Mr. Yocum-To protect tho people of
this State against the illegal issue of
bonds, stocka and other securities
Mr. Cousurt-To restrain sheriffs from
tho Halo of certain property.
Mr. Goodsou-To incorporate the
Traction Stoum Eugine Company, of
Mr. GogguuH-To nmond Section 1 of
an Act to amend nu Act entitled "An
Act ta define thc jurisdiction of County
Commissioners of tho County of Abbe?
A Sennto hill to nmond au Act entitled
"Au Act to grant tho uso of a vacant lot,
in tho city of Columbia, to tho Palmetto
Lodge, No. 0, of tho Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, on certain conditions,"
was reconsidered, taken up and debated
up to 3 o'clock, when tho House took a
recess until 7 P. M.
THE YOUNG MEN.-Tho Charleston
News concurs in our remarks on "Young
Mon," and adds:
"We hnvo oontldeuce in tho young
men. They planued tho campaign in
Charleston, and elected a respectable
and trustworthy municipal govcruraeut.
And they can do us much iu other places.
Nor is the HUCCCHS which attends tho
efforts of tho young men in other States,
and which should crown their labors in
South Carolina, tho result of only the
active energies of youth. They win be?
cause they have fewer prejudices than
their seniors; because their views ure
wider and moro liberal; because thoy aro
not bent on maungiug things in the
ways which answered well iu tho time ol
the Ark, but which nro as much ont ol
place now ns cross bows and rush-strewn
floors; because Ihey do not insist on get?
ting in a wagon when tho express train
is passing their vory doors; because,
with all tho patriotism and devotion ol
their sires and graud-siros, they art
hampered by no damaging past, ami
have little to unlearn. Far be it from til
to suggest a word of depreciation of thc
great und good men who direoted th<
councils of old South Carolina. They
did noble service, and, in li ko circtim
stances, would bc entitled to thc loading
piuco in tho public battle
"Tho venerublo fathers of tho repnb
lia cannot, with stiffened sinews ant
flaccid muscles, wield tho weapons of to
day. They have dono their part, am
must bo content to remain enshrined ii
the public temple-always honored am
revered, but not expected to take part ii
tho homely contests of every-day life
Upon tho shoulders of tho young, th
burdon of responsibility rests. The;
must initiate systems as well as carr
them into effect. Had they taken th
holm four years ugo, tho State had noi
been nearer port. They did not do il
because it was desired to give tho ol
pilots another trial. Now is tho oppoi
Utility of the glowing, generous and ut)
leltlsli youth of South Cnroliuu. The
have a right to bo heard in council, ii
they miiHt do tho work in Ibu Held. Lt
it not bo said that, iu South Carolin:
any mun who holds honest conviction
fears to express them because they ai
new and strange."
Tho widow 0 unity, of Ulster Conni.'1
N. Y., bas sued Mr. James James fi
breach ol' promise of marriage, bu ha'
ing deserted her und married Mm wido
Siuullhorn. As tho widow ((> nnb\
husband had died u drunkard-iron! ti
effects, in fact, of too many largo hort
-lt is no wonder that Mr. James coi
eluded it was safer for him to take
Tho New York llernl-l tolls us tin
.Mrs. Kicker, a New Hampshire HU liragi
shi n ker, wears "very largo walkin]
boote." So do all liierest ot them; an
il* these Women could be made to qu
trumping ahum the coutiliy ns (hey di
?tiol to May at home it^il l iku caro <
i heir gigantic brogans, tho price i
leather would .soon como down nt lea
lifty per cent.
Tho New Yolk lireuhiy Netra slnli
thal, tho store ot Helmbold, (lie bool
man, is in the hands ol the sheriff.
CONGRESSIONAL G ERHYM AN D SH I NO .- In
the ro diBtriotiug of the Btate uuder the
new apportionment, the Legislature, of
thia State, nuder the direction of the
obiof wiro-pallers at the national capi?
tal, will fix things so BB to ensure a Re?
publican OougresBmao in each district.
This is the sole object in view, and the
only bill on the subject that will become
a htw must effect this. A bill was intro?
duced by Mr. Yooum, of Chester, to?
day, which turuB things upside down,
KO to .-peak, und which will probably ac?
complish thc object. It will be seen by
reference to the construction of the bili,
that tho upper Counties wherein the
white people hnvo majorities are so
mixed up with the Counties wherein the
black voting population predominates,
that a Republican candidate is certain
vf eleotion. How much moro honest
and eonsisteut would ic have been to al?
low tho handful of white men in the
State to have one representative io five.
I leave it for the impartial people of the
country to Btate. The districts nnder
Yocum's bill ere constituted us follows:
First Congressional District - Tho
Counties of Georgetown, Williamsburg,
Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Chesterfield,
Darlington und Clarendon.
Secoud District-Charleston, Colleton
uud Oraugoburg Counties.
Third District-Richland, Fairfield,
Newberry, Laurens, Anderson, Pickeus,
Ocouee und Abbeville Counties.
Fourth District-Sumter, Kershaw,
Lancaster, Chester, York, Uuiou, Spar?
enburg and Greenville Counties.
Fifth District-Beaufort, Barnwell,
Edgefield, Aiken uud Lexington.
[Cor. Charleston Courier.
THE CONFEDERATE \RGHIVES.-Wu.
L. Stouo recently delivered uu orutiou
in New York. lu tho course of his re?
marks he gave tho following bit of in?
formation concerning the disposition
which was made of thu rebel archives at
the collapse of the rebellion: "Ou the
morning o! Mr. Davis' capt ure," says
Mr. Stoue, "David Tilgmuu waited upon
him at his bed side and said, 'By this
you may eee that tho enemy is here;
auch and such is tho disposition of the
roads. If you come with me you will be
i?ble to leave tho country in safety. If
you do not, you will be captured in five
hours.' To this Mr. Davis replied,
curtly, 'He knew his own business best.'
Tilgmun continued: 'Very well, sir; I
have beeu entrusted with tho treasure
and archives, and propose to secure
them, even nt the peril of the loss of
your favor uud my life. I shall start nt
once by tho way I have marked out.'
Tho result is well kuowu. In less than
fivo hours Mr. Davis wus a prisoner, but
the archives were safe. When, a few
weeks af ter, in the recesses of the forest,
Tilgmun learned that ull was lost, he
alono, with his own hands, buried the
treasure and archives, uud unless, dur?
ing the four years that elupsed between
his parting with mu und his untoward
death, he revealed the spot, thu secret
as to the whereabouts of the archives is
forever buried. Aa long as they can be
kept from thu keu of mun, so long shall
the story be a mouument to our brother'*
unswerving fidelity. This is the true
history of the archives of tho Southern
Confederacy, although rumors arc from
time to time Bet afloat of their being uun
iu tho vaults of this bank, und now ol
GREELEY ON FRANKLIN.-In speaking
at the erection of tho Frtmkliu statue ii
New Y'ork, Mr. Greeley said: "Let mt
sum up the charucter of Franklin iu tin
fewest words that will sorvo mo. I lovi
and revere him us a jotiruoymau priutei
who was frugal uud didn't drink; u par
venu who rose from want to competence
from obscurity to fame, without losini
his head; a statesman who did notent
cify mankind with long-winded docu
meuts or speeches; u diplomatist wiu
did not intrigue; n philosopher win
never loved, und au o iii co holder win
didn't steal. So regarding him, I re
spoud. to your sentiment with 'Honor ti
thu memory of Frau kl in.' "
THE MILITARY PRISONERS.-Withii
tho past two weeks, L. W. Dawson ha
been arrested by tho military authorities
and Elijah Hardin, Felix Dover uud J
A. Donal.! have beeu discharged free
tho prison here?. D. S. Ramsour, win
was arrested iu North Carolina som
timo ago, and taken to Columbia, ha
been sent hero for imprisonment, un
Julius T. Howe has been trausferre
from Columbia to the Yorkville prison
There aro now fifteen in ooufiuetneu
here, and it is understood that seven
others of tho York County prisoner
now in Columbia will bo returned to tin
pluoe.- Yorkville Enquirer.
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Lust week's imports of dry goods t
New Y'ork, ut their gold cost, amount,
to 85,735,100, being tho largest week I
total ever given in tho history of tin
trude. Tho long passages of seven
steamers, bringing a num mr of cargoe
together, is nun reason of tho onorruou
bulk. Tho largest previous week, un
that a solitary instance of au excess <
85.000,000, was tho third week in Angin
of Inst year, when tho total wits $5,285
140. To this total may be uddc
$-1,218,099 for general mcrchandizi
which gives nu aggregate of $9,U54,4S
ut that port.
There uro some inconveniences i
being elected un a "Reform" ticket, i
General Sigel, tho now registrar of Ne
York, is beginning to appreciate. Th
salary of the ollico hus heretofore bee
worth lo tho fortunate holder somethiti
like 881).OHO per your. General Sigel :
now asked by tho venerable Pete
Cooper, President of the Citizens' Assc
elation, to sot a brilliant .example of rc
form himself hy reducing the fees of hi
ollico so that his salary will como wilhi
reasonable limits-say 810,001) per yew
Sigel can't seo it.
The resideuoe of Miij. James H. P.iv?
b y. itt I'Moronoo, was destroyed by tiro n
Monday night, just after dark. Thi
burning seems to have buen accidental.
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Orri: MATTERS.--Tbe price of ningle
copies of the PHON?X is ? v? ? cn ts.
Mr. Joh o McQueen bas boon-appoint?
ed to tho posifioo formerly occupied by
Major Noah, us Assistant Private Secre?
tary to the Governor.
It is rumored that United States
Marshal Johnson is to bo removed, and
Fred. Bush, Esq., formerly president of
the Greenville and Columbia Railroad,
appointed in his plaoe.
Messrs. Butler, Chadwick & Gar; have
presented the home for the mothers,
widows and orphans of Confederate sol?
diers, with the handsome sum of $500.
We learn, also, that 85,000 has been in?
vested by that firm in the utock of the
State Agricultural Society.
Sister Borgia, (formerly Mrs. Gen.
Brisbane,) a Sister of Mercy, conneoted
with Valle Crucis, near this oily, died a
fow dayB ago, and was buried iu St.
Peter's church-yard ou tho 80th.
As we go to proas, sleet and snow ia
fulling thick and fast. Sleeting com?
menced early ia the night.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.UU P. M.; doses 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 0.00 A. M. Charleston
night mailopeus G.30 A. M.; closesO.OO
P. M. Greenville mail opens C.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western moil
opens 9.00 A. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday oftlco open from 3 to 4 P. M.
CORRECTION.-Wo were misinformed,
yeaterduy, as to tho dtath of Mr. Thos.
Brown. Ho was found in un iuseusiblo
coudition, and the supposition was that
ho was dead. Ho was much better yes?
SUPPOSED MORDER.-The body of Mrs.
A. C. Wootan was found, yesterday
morning, about twelve miles from Co?
lumbia. Sbe'had been in town, attend?
ing to busiuess, and had purchased a
bill of goods from Messrs. Gibson the
day before. No cluo to the cauBO of ber
death, although the woods in the imme?
diate vicinity were destroyed by fire.
Coroner Coleman will investigate the
Haight'e circus and meuugerie gave
two exhibitions here, yesterday. Tho
balloon ascension was a perfect success,
The monster ascended steadily iuto the
air, and in about tun minutes gradually
dropped down agaiu. Tho ropo walking
(also au outside entertainment) was also
a success. Of tho menagerie, however,
wo cannot speak so favorably. The col?
ludion iu small, consisting of only six
cuges, two camels uud a diminutive ele?
phant. Tho ring performance was very
good. Tho principal tent was filled, yes?
terday afternoon, aud last night it waa
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HOTEL ABUIVALS, February 1.-Niakerson
House-8 W Porter, H Terry, city; J H Bond?
man, baltimore; Miss McQueen, Cheater?eltl;
li 1) Townsend, Society Hill; J Steptiointoii,
l.ako City; P Bacott, wife, child and aerraut,
W D Aiken, Charleston.
Columbi* Hotel-Vi Clark, Reedoavillc; Lil
Wilkes, Un; C F Reid, Cbappel's Depot; G T
Conner, J M 1'oor, beaton; K Uoaiwright,
Ltidg?; 0 Fisher, N Y; M P O'Conuer, W Q
Shaffer and wife, C li Salinas, P Duftle, C S
Patrick. / ll Patrick, W B Shaw, Ct A Sey?
mour, Charleston; ll F bryant, Branchville;
H P Cook, M J browning, J *F Meyers, Ur&ugc
btirg; T Owens, Atlanta; S Clapper, fi ?; Q
WilkniB, Ott; Kl) Finley, J F Avery, Ualtiuiure;
F F. Taylor, S O; J U Lanmau, N Y; R Furgu?
son, Mias Graff, Pa; A Whitmiro, Texaa; C
Wilson, Omaha; C W Gormoml, Ohio; A J
Frederick, ?s G; CS Darby, wife and two chil?
dren, S C; H lleattio, Greenville; A (J Con?
doi, N Y; J Prince, S C; J S Browuiug, Au
AN AFRICAN NEWSPAPER.-A colored
girl just arrived iu Talbotton, from
Monrovia, Liberia, sends to our office a
copy of a four-column sheet newspaper,
called tho Republican, which gives a
lengthy uccotiut of tho depositiou of
President Boye by tho citizens of the
Republic. Roye is a bluck negro, very
intelligent, wealthy, und tho first mau
who over introduced shipping iuto Libo
ria. As President of tho Republic, ho
has become very unpopular willi tho
mulatto caste of that country, who ad?
here tenaciously to the usooudaticy of
Roberts, a mulatto, now President of
tho College in Mourovis, and formt rly
President of Liberia. Roye is arraigned
lor embezzlement in office, peculations,
theft, eic, generally, anti torus up filially
in tho character of n genuino carpet?
bagger as ever fleeced the people of thc
Southern Statis. For nil his sp?cula?
tions in Government stocks, bonds, otc.,
Roye is in prison, right where our
fleecing Bullock ought lo bo this day.
Tho girl is well educated, and says she
taught school in Liberia; Miys thtie is
considerable feeling between tho blacks
and the mulattoes as to caste.
Liberia ts represented as a perfect
paradise for Ino negro-sugar caue, to?
bacco, cocoa, plantains, bau a n as aud tho
palm grow there to perfection. Palm
initier isa g>e;tl dish iu Liberia.
j Monrovia is a city of 25,000 ?nimbi
tauts, built np in brick like the city o?
1 Macon. None but negroes, under tho
constitution, are allowed to hold pro
! perry. Cotton grows finely throughout
j the country. Tho negroes, as a people,
j are reported as doing well.
I ['Atibunan ( Qa.) Standard,