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Satur lay Morning, February 3? 1872.
An lucre??? ur Taxattaa. '
A bill or joint resolution to provide
for the assessment aud taxation of pro?
perty for the onrrent fiscal year, waa in?
troduced into tbe House of Representa?
tives, on Wednesday, by Hanter, of
Charleston, and referred to tbe Com
mitttee of Ways and Means, before whom
it i H still lying. It is proposed by this
measure to levy an additional tax of
nineteen mills on the dollar. Tbe pro?
position is so preposterous, absurd and
infam?os, that we can scarcely believe
that the instigators of the bill, however
vile they may bc, seriously contemplate
urging its passage. Tbe appropriation
hill, lavish and criminally extravagant
thonght it certainly is in its expendi?
tures, will require only about $740,000
something less than that, in fact. The
arnon ut sot aside to pay tho per diem
and mileage of members of tbe General
Assembly and subordinates has been,
though unreasonable und outrageous
indeed, only $250,000. There is no pur?
pose expressed; no appropriation made;
sor is there the slightest probability of
?ny effort being made to pay anything
towards the interest on tbe public debt.
Ii Comptroller Neagle's statements be
correct, and the authorities, we opine,
have no other means of procuring official
information, it is simply impossible to
?uko any provision to pay tbe interest.
Aocording to him, there are no means
by whicb the number of bonds issued,
and the consequent amount due, can be
ascertained. He does not even attempt
to approximate a trae estimate.
Now, if we sum np the amount re?
quired under the general appropriation
bill, $740,000, which figure, as we have
above stated, is something in exoess, and
under the bill to defray legislative ex?
penses $250,000, the money needed to
inn our Radical State machine is found
to be $990,000. Add on 810,000 to
make round numbers and $100,000 more
for good oount. We have got used to
millions, now, and don't consider the in?
significant thousands that sufficed for the
pnblia wants in the "oreel and oppres?
sive day? of slavery." Add on these
little extras, wo say, and there is only
wanted $1,100,000 to support Scott,
Kimptou & Co. in their economical
mode of living, and to furnish the bless?
ings of good government, security of
life, liberty and property to "oar be?
loved State" of Sooth Carolina. That is
something more, it is trne, than Mr.
Scott and his efficient assistants, Cham?
berlain, Parker, and others, have charged
us for the same services in the past four
years. But they have displayed suoh
distinguished ability, and snooeedod so
admirably in rendering life safe, pro?
tecting liberty and guarding the rights
of property, that some additional ac?
knowledgment of public confidence and
regard, and some slight return for their
eminent services is but proper and justly
due them. Be that as it may, all they
have asked is $1,100,000.
Let ns see, now, what amount of funds
wonld be obtained if the proposed rate
of assessment is adopted and enforced.
The taxable property of the State, ac?
cording to the returns of the State Audi?
tor, is fixed by assessment at $160,000,
000. We believe that $200,000,000 is
nearer the mnik, and that taxes aro
actually levied and collected on that
mnoh property. But ussunie it to be
$160,000,000, ns reported by Radical
efficials themselves, what do we Qud?
Ninoteen mills to the dollar on $160,
000,000 wonld foot up tho handsome
little figure of $3,010,000. Tho ten
mills collected sinco November laBt, and
designed for this same fiscal year, would
moko $1,600,000 moro, Theso added
make $?,610,000, which our impoverished
Stato would pay for the privilege ol
being ruled by Robert Kingston Scott
and his associates for one year,
Theso figures aro so enormous that wc
do not, as we have said above, behove
fchut any suoh rate of taxation is really
designed. The purpose of tho anthore
of the bill is, in all probability, simply
io co tum eu co at theso outrageous figures,
in order to secure, by a kind of compro
mise, a smallor amount.
It was declared, timo and again, lasl
winter, by tho Stato officiais, when th?
press of the State and tho pooplo do
nonnoed in such fiat terms tho collec?
tion of an additional tax in November,
that tho measure was adopted solely foi
tho benefit of tho tax-payers; that thc
cry of two taxes in ono yenr was utterly
groundless, tho November tax being de?
signed solely to do away with the neccs<
sity of collcoting a tax in tho spring,
when monoy was BO hard to get by Lh<
farmers. In tho name of nil that is jusl
and honest, have tho tax-payers, that do
fray all tho expenses of government, nc
rights which our Radical Legislature ii
bound to respect? Every dollar wrmii!
from the pockets of the people beyond
what is absolutely necessary to affect th?
legitimate en da ot government, is down?
right robbery, and wo tr oat that snob of
onr legislators as feel any'responsibility
to those by whoso means only civil
government is sustained in South Goro
lias, wil] bear in mind that $1,600,000
has already been forced from that olaes
of onr people, and that they will per?
sistently refuse to authorize an additional
levy, of even one mill on the dollar for
the onrrent fiscal year.
Tile Charleston Metropolitan Police Bill.
The Charleston delegation in the
House of Representatives, to whom was
referred, as a special committee, the bill
providing for the establishment cf a me?
tropolitan police district in Oharleston,
reported npon one of the bills, yester?
day, recommending that it be passed.
Tt waa hoped and believed that the
reference to the delegation, which, in
the main, is very conservative, and in
intelligence and ability far abovo tho
average of their compeers in the House,
would result in a total quashing of the
iniquitous Boheme. The result, how?
ever, is otherwise. The beBt they have
done has been to confine their favorable
report to the bill whieh is said to
possess the least objectionable features.
There were, we aro informed, three
different bills, having the same main de?
sign in view, that were submitted to tho
consideration of the delegation. The
one they have recommended is entitled
"A bill to establish a metropolitan police
district and to provide for the govern?
ment thereof." It includes both the
Conn ty and city of Charleston in the
poliee distriot. There are to be three
police commissioners elected at every
general election of County officers; and
until the next election, the bill provides
for the appointment of B. B. ?rston,
Aaron Logan and H. C. Minott to act in
that oapaoity. These commissioners are
to appoint a clerk, one superintendent,
two lieutenants, fonr sorgeauts, eighty pa?
trolmen, six watohmen, four gate-keep
ors and one hostler. The commissioners
are to receive a salary of $1,200 per
annum each; the superintendent 81,500;
the clerk 81,200; each lieutenant 81,200;
each sergeant $720, and private police?
men $G00. A court, too, is to bo estab?
lished, to be presided over by three
justiaes, who are to be elected by the
Legislature. The office of city rocciver
is to be abolished, and courts of trial
jnstioes are to be superseded by this now
oonrt. The Mayor of Charleston is re?
quired, immediately npon the organiza?
tion of the new police force, to disband
that which he has now in operation, nud
to provide suitable quarters and arms
and equipments fer their successors.
The abolishing of tho courts of trial jus?
tices, and the payment of $20,000 by the
County Treasurer for the support aud
maintenance of the new police force and
police oonrt, which the bill requires, is
claimed by its author, Mr. Bowen, to be
of great advantage to the city of Charles?
ton. He maintains thal, it will effect an
annual saving to tho city of 850,000.
But it is manifest that the prime object
of the measure is not to provide more
economical or efficient police regulations
for Charleston, for there bas boon uc
complaint against Mayor Wagoner and
his Board of Aldermen on that score.
On the contrary, many wiso chang?e
havo boen made by him and a groat re?
duction in the expenses of the police
department, as compared with hie
Radical predecessor-Gilbert Fillsbnrv
effected. It is only a move to divesl
tho present municipal udmiuistrutior.
of their most important function-tin
control nud management ot their police
force, upon which tho peace, good ordei
and sanitary oondition of tho city sc
much depends. It is designod, farther
to deprivo them of all power and super
vision in tho conduct of elections, uni
to restore that power to tho corrupt
hands from which tho people have bu
recently wrested it. Wo are inclined
however, to believe that the bill will bi
killed in the Senate, even should it pus:
tho House. Mr. Corbin, if we can rel;
on his letter to Mayor Wagoner, publish et
in the Charleston AW? ??mo time ago
is opposed to the measure. If be bi
si ti coro in his avowals Kioto, and cat
spare the necessary timo io be at hi
post in tho Senute, hu iv.? doubtless utif
ticiont influence with that body to defea
the bill. We hopo so, any way.
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Cincinnati is becoming almost as .root
u piuco for "uotioni," as tho Athen.-, o
America. An "embryo clergyman" hoi
been detected in tho former place it
purloining books from tho public librarj
for tho purpose, an hu ullegon, of propur
iug his sermons, being too poor lo pur
chase the works. Hero ia au opportu
oily for tho exorcise of tho philanthropy
of tho Presbyterian "Sustentation" Com
Tho sheriff broke np a baptism ou lin
bunks of tito Ohio, ut Cairo, haying tim
tho water was too cold, und that it tin
minister persisted ho would prosecutt
him for murder.
THE ANTI-TREATY AGITATORS. -But?
ler, in the United Stat??, and Otway, in
England, appear to be ?bout the only
p nb lio. mon of; tho co an tries that axe dla*
satisfied with, the Washington treaty.
What is a little singular, both have the
same objection to it.Tiz: That ita terms
are derogatory to their coan tries.
Well, if, ia the opinion of these two
worthies, both nations are cheated and
disgraced, mattera are abont at a Bet off,
and the treaty is not so bad, after al).
We caro very little for the treaty, one
way or another, and certainly can Lavo
no sympathy with claims for damages
received from Cou fedora to cruisers ; but
if it will keep tho poaoe and not inter?
fere with the prioe of notion, wo gc in
for it, no matter how objecti Doable
otherwise. Wo aro not very punctilious
about the national honor, sinoo those
who have charge of it appear to be igno?
rant of its existence.
An exohange remarks that the Con?
gress of the United States is being con?
verted into a mere aggregation of in?
vestigating committees. "There is a
oostom-house investigating committee
now sitting in New York. A New Or?
leans investigating committee from
Washington is at the Crescent City. The
committee of the District of Columbia
has just boen constituted un investigat?
ing committee to inquire into tho cou
duot of affairs ncder the new Territorial
Government. Tho Committee on Com
moroo has also been mado an investigat?
ing committee, to examine the charges
against tho quarantine officers of Phila?
delphia. Mr. Garrett Davis now insists
on a committoo to investigate President
Grant." Tho necessity for all theso
committees is a black spot upon the
record of tho Radical party which cannot
THE SAME OLD SONG OF 1 'LET THERE
DB NO PEACH."-The Washington Repub?
lican takes np the Radical refrain where
Morton loft it in the Senate, a few daya
ago, and thus announces the issuo to be
decided in tho next election :
"In a few months, the party will go
into that great popular contest, the issue
of whioh will decide whether the ideas
that have governed the country during
the last ten years shall continue to shape
ita destiny for four years to come, or
whether it shall be tnrned over to the
gentlemen who were in sympathy with
the late rebellion and who were beaten
when the rebellion was beaten."
TREASURES AT rna BOTTOM OF THE SEA.
Mention was made, some time ago, in
these columns, of an expedition, in
which Connecticut men were interested,
and whioh waa sent to South America
for the purpose of obtaining a large
amount of treasure supposed to have
been sunk long ago in n Spanish vessel.
Mr. Geo. W. Fuller, of Norwich, a sab
marine diver, went with tho cxpodition
and has returned, bringing many curio?
sities with him. Mr. Fuller explored
the wreok at the bottom of the sea, and
found whatever of value there hud beon
in the vessel bad been thrown off by the
explosion whioh sunk her, and that snob
treasures now lay (mattered around on
the sen bottom. The Norwich Rullelin,
iu speaking of the matter, says:
"The wreck baviug been cleared with?
out result, about the first of January the
bottom of the soa for a groat distance
was thoroughly dredged and teated.
The examination, carefully mado, con?
vinced Mr. Fuller and tho other officers
that groat sums of money aro actually
buried there, but that, in order to obtain
it, SD entire now outfit must be mado.
This could not be obtained in South
America, and the Nellie Gay, tho expe?
dition vessel, which was fitted for the
work of breaking up tho wreck, (and, us
was shown, with the most successful ap?
paratus.) proviug unsuitable for econo?
mical dredging, it was decided to send
her North, Mr. Fuller going on in ad?
vance with six men. Sinoo his arrival,
it has been decided by tho company to
proceed at ouco to fit out small suitable
vessels with tho apparatus suggested by
past experience, und despatch them as
soon as possible to tho Buy of Cutnaua,
to drodge for coin, and to tho Gulf of
Cariaco to work tho famous pearl beds
in that vicinity. The right to tho latter
has boen granted the company by tho
Government for six years, and they were
thoroughly tested by Mr. Fuller upon
his departure, a number of Quo pearla
aud sholls being obtaiuod. together with
much practical information of futuro
value. The brig Nellie Gay, ou her re?
turn to New London, will bo nt onoo fit?
ted for another expedition iu search of
sunken treasure-one which lins not yet
boen made public, and the details and
circumstances of which aro known by
but very fow. Though tho ult?male suc?
cess of tho company's speculation is
somewhat delayed by tho result of tho
last month's work, it is nono tho less
considered morely a matter of time, and
tho hopes of n rich reward aro as san?
guine us over."-Hartford Times.
Tho Boston Post pays this tributo to
tho pluperfect rascality of an Ohio Con
"Tho boldest man of tho ugo is tho
Ohio CougresHinuu who undertook to do
fond tho our pet-hag govorrauntu at tho
South. Thu impudence that could ex
silHC tho lying, stealing, opprcssiou that
liave huon practiced by tho scoundrels
who have held sway, most of tho time,
in Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana,
florida and other Southern Stales, since
tho war, must bo consummate, and is
entitled to thoudmiratiotl of every rascal
iu and out of Congress."
FaiDAT, FBBB?ABY 2, 1872.
Tba Senat? met nt 12 M., Preeident
Banaler in tbe Chair.
Mr. Oailiard introduced a concurrent
resolution to authorize the Clerks of the
Ssssis and House of Representatives to
prepare a legislative manual. Referred.
The Senate, in executive session, np
?roved of the following appointments:
Vial Justices-Charleston County-A.
M. Mackey, L. J. Woolfe, Geo. Cannon;
Orangeburg-A. B. Knowlton, C. J.
Stephens; Lexington-A. B. Taylor.
A number of committees reported
upon bills and joint resolutions-among
which, unfavorable on a joint resolntion
to aid the Palmetto Fire Engine Com?
pany, of Colombia, in tbe pnrobass of a
steam fire engine. Laid over.
Reports of Committee on Incorpora?
tions on bill to incorporate the Charles?
ton Loan Association, of the city of
Charleston; report of Committee on
Education on bill to provide for a uni?
form system of sohool record?; bill to
amend an Act entitled "An Aot relating
to gambling," were indefinitely post?
At 2 P. M., the Senate adjourned until
to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF BEPBESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
M os OH in tho Chair.
The Committees of Ways nod Moans,
Military Affairs, Commerce, State Houtie
and Grounds, submitted roper ts; wbioh
were ordered to bo laid over.
Mr. Levy introdnced a bill to incorpo?
rate the South Carolina Beal Estate,
Flouting and Mining Company of
Mr. Barker-Bill to amend an Act en?
titled "An Act to charter a road from
Greenville, fi. C., over the Saluda Moun?
tains to Henderson, North Carolina.
Mr. W. H. Jones-To confer opon
County Commissioners of each Connty
in the State the same powers heretofore
conferred upon tho lute Commieeioners
of Beads, in regard to the granting of
licenses for the sale of spirituous liquors.
Mr. Mobley-To open a public road
from Union Court House to Crone Key
13n<!ge, in said County; to regulate the
publication of all legal noticeB and ad?
vertisements in certain papers.
Mr. S. J. Loo-Besolution that on and
after Monday next the House meet at 10
A. M., daily, and adjonrn at pleasure.
Tho following bills were passed: To
pr?vido for the past indebtedness of Dar?
lington County, and for the building of
a now Court house for said County; to
regulato tho issuing of checks by plant?
ers to employees on plantations; to an?
thon/.') tho Connty Commissioners of
Charleston County to place a fiat at
Bonnoan'a Ferry; to authorize the erec?
tion of a bridge over Wateree Biver near
Camden; to incorporate tbe Carolina Oil
Company of Colombia.
A message, with bis approval, was re?
ceived from his Excellency the Governor,
of several Act? passed.
A Senate bill to amend an Aot entitled
"An Aot to tyrant the use of a vacant lot,
in the oity ol Columbia, to tho Palmetto
Lodge No. 5, of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, on certain conditions."
Unfinished business of February 1st
was brought np and oooupied the atten?
tion of the House for several hours; up
to the hour of adjournment.
At 3 P. M., the House adjourned until
to-morrow, at 12 M.
TUB FBEKCH BATTLE OK DOBKINO.-A
Frenchman has gono into the "Battle of
Dorking" business. Assuming the part
of "au old soldier of the landwehr" be
tells bis children what happened after
tho overthrow of England at Dorking.
Denmark was annexod to Germany, Bis?
marck died, the annexation fever be?
came very high, and at last the Emperor
declared war against Sweden. Russia
and Franco remonstrated and declared
war against Germany. The Emperor
had been counting on an alliance with
Anatria and Italy, but the latter was un?
prepared, and Austria had all she conld
do to put down an insurrection in Hun?
gary. There was treason in the German
urmy. The provincial contingents, and
those of tho annexed kingdoms, mu?
tinied. Tho people of Alsace and Lor?
raine rose and slew the garrisons of
Strasburg aud Metz. A French army
took Bavaria, and smother went round
by way of Hanover. Everywhere the
people received the invaders with open
urina. At last tho "Battle of Berlin"
was fought, and Germany was con?
quered. Russia was willing enough to
grant terms, but France insisted on
entering Berlin, nnd did so. Europe
was reconstructed on the basis of 1815,
with ono or two changes. Italy was
only so far dismembered ns to be corn
polled to restore the States of tho Church
to tho Holy Father. England was pun?
ished for her refusal to assist France in
1870 by the loss of all her colonies every?
where. Prussia had to pay back the five
milliards to France, and a very heavy in?
demnity to Russia in addition. Thus
everything terminated to tho satisfaction
of Franco. All this is supposed to have
happened in tho year 1875.
NOT THE EQUAL or THE NEOKO.-Ne?
groes are now eligible to thu otlices of
Presideut and Vice-Pr?sident of tho
Uuited States. It was proposed lately,
in the House of Representatives, to
amend tho Constitution HO that Ger?
mans, Irish, ami other foreigners might
enjoy tho same rights ns the iiegruor?.
The amendment waa lost by ninety-one
ayes to soveuty-fivo nays-not two-thirds
in its favor, which tho Constitution o?
tho Uni Ital States requires. Those in
tho negativo were all Republicans.
Tho (.hinman of tho Radical Slat?
Central Committee, in Indiana, has
been removed. Ho is charged with
stealing from tbe party. Had ho stolen
from thc people tho matter would have
been different. But "honor among
thieves" is tho motto of the Radicals.
-7-;-... 1 ? i-1 ran 1 '.-i ? nm ?1
8FABTAHBUBO, January 39,1872.
MB. EDITOB: The editorial In the PHOUUX, a
few daja ago, addressed to the yoong men of
the Sta to, we look upon aa timely and Appro- j
pri&te. Yon say truly, when yon eaaqrt that
the futuro of thia country depohdft' npon
thora, and npon them the lut hopas are
founded of resoaing the State from Hs pre?
sent condition. Whtlo we do not olatm for 1
thom mora of political prudence or sagacity,
yet tho opportunity and tho position they oc?
cupy is far moro favorable to success for them
than for tho old political leaders of the State.
For those old public serrants to retire, no
doubt, would give great satlefaction to the
opposition; but the neoeeaity of tho times ?
domande it. Great occasions alway? demand
aomo sacrifico, and thia now is tue one we
should make. 1
It is not too much to say, that, in the eyoa
of tho opposition, any measure proposed or
esconden ny onr old loaders ia completely fly?
blown. The omeo of Democratic politicians
in this State, for tho last fonr years, has been
that of peace-makora between the races
with what success, we all know. The ques?
tion, then, oeours, why? Waa it because tba
olive branch waa not extended in good faith?
Was it from lack of money or talent? Ne; it
wai because the peaoe-makera were obnoxious
to one of * - parties. Their past r?cord wee i
suoh, that the black man mistrusted them;
hu could not think that the rabid secessionist 1
ot yesterday and the good Union man of to?
day wau sincere; he had gone back once-he
might do so again. Thia is the cause of fail?
ure. Now, bere ia a proposition lookiug to j
the remedy. When public men, from their .
unpopularity or other oanse, lose their effi- .
cisncy to serve their Stato, they should retire
and give plaoo to thpae who do not labor
under such & disability. >
Tho timo now comes for the young mon of ?
thu State to steD forward withoat fear or pre?
judice. They bavo no burden of a paat re- ]
cord; they are free and untrammeled for the ,
race; they disarm their opponouta of their ?
threat of slavery, accession and bad faith. I
Ignorant of and free from tho taints of old in?
stitutions, they can command the respect and
confidence ot the negro, and with bim join to I
give oar Stato a pure and honest government.
We propose for tho young men or the aovural
Counties to organize cluUa for tho next cam- 1
paigu-these organisations to bo free from
aud act independent of any party, and be
fur mud uololy for tho purpose of securing an
honest administration iu office. Will the
presa help ua out? YOONG MAN.
B. P. WhlUcmor*.
Tho caption of thia article gives thia indi?
vidual a prominence which may either ele?
vate him, in public estimation, or may tear off
tho lion's skin, and show bini np aa something
olao than the bona fide prosecutor of Scott
and hie ring. We happen to know that tho
relations betweon Wbittemore end Scott
have, for aome years past, been of the most
cordial and intimate character. When Scott
wanted to bo elected, Wbittemore made the
woods echo with hie praises; and when Whit
temoro wanted au oflioe, Scott gave the orders
that would facilitate tho schemes cf Whitte
moro to obtain it. This much the world
knows, and will not forget.
Hut tho world doo? not know why Whitto
raoru should suddenly become Hcott'a perse?
cutor and prosecutor; but it can well eeo that
If Scott wanted to escapo the consequences of
his numerous frauds, that, above ad things,
such a friend UH Whittomore waa the man to
make tho show of a prosecution, and then let
it drop at the very momeut of the trial! The
report of the Joint Investigation Commit toe
has been laid upon the table) The resolutions
of impeachment bavo been voted downl! The
Laud Commission frauds have boen laid upon
So far, it seems to tho world that Mr. Whit
tenioro's gun waa only loaded with powder,
and that eu wet, f.bat it went off with a fizzle!
Ia this the moasuru of just iee which this re?
doubtable champion or the right is content
to secure for the people of South Carolina?
Is there nothing moro to bo done? Ia the bat?
tle fairly over, and ia Whittomore billing aud
cooing with Scott at the success of thia
transparent humbuggery? Ho may think eo,
hut sharp eyee aro npon bim, and will hold
him to the strict performance of bia duty.
Nothing leas than a successful prosecution of
tho impeachment will relieve Wbittemore nf
the well-grounded suspicions which attach to
him as tho intimate friend of Scott and the
adroit manager of his acquittal.
It is cheering to eoe Mr. Whipper moving
steadily along in the right path. He may
have to contend with tho seductions of gold
and tho terrors of a formidable combination,
which may threatou whoro it uannot seduce,
but it would be a glorious thing, if, after all,
wo should owe it to the colored people to take
tim tis g out of Whittumore's nanda, and plant
it tlrmlv, where all good men would rejoice to
seo it. ' "LINCOLN."
HOMICIDE AT JOHNSTON'S DEPOT.-A
difficulty ocourred, on Saturday evening
last, nt Johnston's Depot, on the Char?
lotte, Columbia nod Augusta Railroad,
between a white youth, aged about
oighteen, named Tom Hazel, and a
colored man named Jack Garret, in
which Ourret was shot aod killed by
Hazel. Humors concerning the cause
and manner of this uufortuuate affair are
somewhat conflicting. It seems, though;
that tho two fell into a violent quarrel
about a debt due Garrot by the fathor of
Hazel, iu which tho latter bore himself
very defiantly, if indeed the two did not
actually come to blows.
\ ridgefield Advertiser.
Two LADIES BU UN ED TO DEATH.-A
letter dated Jerusalem, Southampton
County, to the Petorsburg Index, con?
veys thu following sad intelligence:
I have but a few minutes to give yoe
un account of a most horrible occurrence
nour this place, on yesterday evoniug.
Tho dwelling houso and several of the
out-h o usos on the farm of Mr. ll. 8.
Popo were entirely oonsumed, his mo?
ther and aunt poriehiog in tho flames in
thu attempt to rescue some of tho pro?
COLORED CHILD HU UN ED TO DEATH.
On Tuursday, 25th ult., Hilly, a little
boy five years old, son of Benjamin aud
Juno .Smith, colored, fell iuto tho tiro,
nt his mo!lier's houso, and was burned
to death before help could bo givuu.
Tho mot her bad loft him alono to attend
to some work, and found him in a dying
condition when shu returned to her
house. - Greenville Enterprise.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION AT TIMMON.S
VI!,M?.-Ou Thursday of lust week, 25th
January, un election for un Intendant
and four Wardens was held, with the
following result : liitetulunt-L. Ii. Hags
dale. Wardens- W. 1>. Janies, W. H.
Sykes. H. J). Cook, Dr. J. E. Byrd.
Wisconsin belles organize hunting
parties, tuko their little shot guns mid
striko otT to tho woods without any hor?
rid men to bother them.
XV o o g. X X t ? spa, ?
Om MATTHM.-The pVic? of single
copies of the PBOZHTZ ie fl ve cents.
The trees, house-tops, etc., presented
a magnificent appearance, yesterdoj
being coated with iee by the sleet and
snow ot the provious night; but tbe
rain soon wanned it away.
Mr. Scott, advance agent of Height'?
circos and menagerie, culled on ns, yes?
terday, to explain rho hon-appearance of
Mr. Wm. Carroll and his wonderful
little girl. The trank containing the
principal portion of their wardrobe, waa
stolen while the company was exhibiting
in Sumter, and Mr. C. and other mem?
bers of the company remained to endea?
vor to recover it We hope they will be
Men who are always "on the strike:"
The cold ?nap which is now npon as is
a touch from the Russian winter they
are enjoying on the snow-covered great
plains and Rocky Mountains. These
Westerly winds, in a mild form, tell ns
how it is on the prairies of Kansas and
While in Memphis the other day Tom
Scott was asked if he had any desire to
bo President. He answered that if the
Presidency was to be leased he would
probably take it. Tom Scott ought not
to talk in that way. He knows that it ia
calculated to put foolish notions into
the hoad of Grunt, who would lease the
Presidency at the drop of a hat if any?
body were to offer him tho oash for it.
LIST ofr NEW ADVERT?S EM BUTS.
Monteith & Bauskett-Divorces.
Peixotto A Sou-Auction.
Acte of the Legislature.
HoTKi. ABBI VALS, February S.-Columba ,
Hotel- J O Hawthorne, Greenville: 8 D Heard
Augusta; YY n .simon, U 8 A; HB Adiel, N
Y ; EH Grant, S G Gilbert, O U Chaney, M?as
H Hmith, Misa Sallie Smith, Charleston ; H
Cronaten, An gm-ta; J B Brown, Florida; B M
Moormaugb, Louisville; Charlea B Trumbo,
J H Boardman, C lt Leonard, W S Hardin, L
M Tough, Baltimore; A Childe, Miss Childe
A B Mark, N Y; M C Butler, city; M A Curtis,
N C; G P Ootohitt, Southern Express Co; J If
Paletero, Wm D Kennedy, Augusta: E H
Brooke, S C; M L Kinard, city; W M Feagle
Mobile; T F Bay, Newberry; 8 Smith, F S
Keete, ? S A.
"There was a frog who lived in a spring,
He ?aught snob a cold that be could not sing."
Poor, unfortunate Batrachlaol In what a
sad plight ho must have boen. And yet his
misfortune waa one that often befalls singers.
Many a onco tuneful voioe among those who
beloug to tho "genur, homo" ls utterly spoiled
by "cold in the head," or on the lunga, or
both combined. For the above mentioned
"croaker" we are not aware that any remedy
was ever devised; but we rejoice to know that
all human singers may keep their beads clear
and their throats in tune by a timely nee of
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, and Dr. Pierce's
Solden Medical Discovery, both of which are
auld by druggists.
A STABLE INSTITUTION_Just at the period
when all alable-men were complaining that the
llorsc-ointments of the day were unstable re?
medies, tho MUSTANU LINIMENT made ita en?
tree in Missouri, without any flourish of trum?
pets, and within one year became the favorite
umbrooation for the external distempers and
injuries of horses and cattle in all the West?
ern and Southern States. From that time to
thia, it hae never bad a rivalin the estimation
nt accomplished horsemen; nor ia ita house?
hold reputation, as a cure for rheumatism,
neuralgia, ?ore nipples and caked breaats, tu?
mors, mumps, sore-throat, ear-ache, tooth?
ache, bruises, burns, wounds and sprains, a
whit behind ita celebrity as a boree liniment.
Tho Mothers of America know its valma, and
apply it promptly to the external injuries of
the "rising generation." and in faot there is
not a city or township in the United States
whore the MDSTAMO LI icm ?KT ls not regarded
by both aexes and every class aa a blessing to
the community. F 1 ?3
FBOM DAN TO BEEBSUKBA.-From Charles?
ton to Dahlonega, from the sea-board to the
mountains, can be seen a marked improve?
ment in the style of buildings in the last Ave
years. Villages and farm houses all present
a more elegant and comfortable appearance.
The reason is well known. It is cecauso in
that period the whole country bas learned to
patronize that celebrated manufacturer of
Doors, Sashes and Blinds, Mr. P. P. TOALS,
Charleston, 8. C. Jan 16 t
lu his lecture on Artemus Ward, Mark
Twain tells the following:
When Artemus was very young, he and
it companion got hold of a pack of cards,
?nd learned to play euchre. Artemas
was perfeotly fascinated with tho game,
nnd played it as often as he had an op?
portunity; but it had to be done on the
nly, and be had to hide his cards from his
parents. So, when ho was looking out
for a plaoo to hido thom, the boys thought
tho safest place where they could put the
cards wa6 in tho pocket of the minister's
black gown, nuder the very regis of the
church. I don't know what regis moans,
bnt it's a good word, and I suppose it's
all right. Well, the old minister was
called to baptizo a convert, and as he
went down into the water wearing a
gown, the cards bogan to come ap to thc
surface nod float off. The boys, who
were on tho bank watching, though in
great fear, kept their eyes on the cards.
As it happened, there oame up first two
bowers and three oces. Of course the
boys were thrashed, and an old aunt of
Artemus' proceeded to lecture him on
the enormity of tho crime. "Why,"
?aid Bho, "just imagino how the poor
mau must have felt when ho saw the
cards coming up! I should buvo thought
hu would havo fainted, and I don't see
how ho got out." "Wwi," said Arle?
nme, "I don't seo how ho could help
going out on such a hand."
A Georgia darkey, to whom Senator
Sumner's supplemental civil rights bill
was explained, characterized it ns "a
trap to kill fool niggers. You sec, sah.
iomo foo] nigger will go to do Pulaski
LIouso and jess set himself down by a
ahito man, und titi white man will jess
fro dat ur nigger out de winder ami broke