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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Sun lay alor n in ?, February 4,1872.
W h Itt? mo ra to the Helene.
In tho Senate, yesterday, Mr. White?
more introduced a concurrent resolu?
tion, requiring the Governor to ascer?
tain immediately tba amount of the
State's liability on the bonds of the
Spartanburg and Union Railroad Com?
pany, and that he commission the State
Auditor forthwith to proceed to Union
Court House, where the sale of the road
ia to take place, on Monday, and olotbe
him with authority to bid upon the said
road, in behalf of the State, until the
amount of the parohase money shall
oover the State's endorsement. The
resolution passed the Senate, and wa?
sent to the House, where it was at first
laid on the table, but afterwards the
rote reconsidered, the resolution taken
np, and finally adopted, by a large ma?
jority. Bowen, Hunter and others sup?
ported the resolution; Hurley, Duncan
(conservative) and others opposed.
The Spartanburg and Union Bailroad
is to be sold at Un ion ville, at public out?
cry, on Monday next, under an order of
Judge Butland, in the case of the Stnte
of South Carolina vs. the Spartanburg
and Union Railroad Company and their
creditors. The suit was instituted by
Attorney-General Chamberlain, for tho
State, under-special authority and in?
structions given him by the General
Assembly, last winter, to protect and
seen re the interests of tho State in the
said road. There is a current rnmor
how woll founded wo are not prepared
to say-that a ring, composed of certain
agents of tho Pennsylvania Central Bail
road, and some of onr State official H ,
have formed a plan of purchasing the
Spartanburg and Union Road for a mere
song, and that the State will thereby be
mulcted to the entire extent of its en?
dorsements, which is $600,000.
With our limited knowledge at present
of the facta of tho case, aud of the stept
which Mr. Chamberlain may have taken
to guard the Stato against loss, us wat
his duty to do, we are not prepared tc
announce an opinion for or against th<
propriety of Mr. Whittemoro's resolu?
tion. It is patent, however, that unlesi
thu road be made to sell for more thai
the State's liability on its bonds, or bi
bought in by the State, there must be i
loss to tho Stato ot tho excess of its en
dorsement over the money realized b;
the salo. All this, though, is the busi
ness of the Attorney-General; and as h
is quietly feasting and holding Ku Klu:
confabs in Washington with Grant, w
presume that all necessary precaution
have been observed by him to preven
loss to the State in this matter of tb
Spartanburg and Union Bailroad. If h
has not, and if tbe public interests ar
sacrificed by his negligence or his crimi
nal complicity with the Pennsylvani
Bailroad ring, bo may expect such
storm of denunciation as he has not eve
yet experienced, and from which hi
"pride of personal character" will scarce
ly suffice to shield him.
Senator Morton is certainly the "mot
senseless and fit man" that could hav
been seleoted to represent the proser
Administration. We have seldom see
anything so utterly destitute of merit o
his argument in the Senate, on lai
Wednesday, in support of the propos
tion that Cougress had no constitutioni
power to graut uuiversal amnesty,
such an argument had been made by
thirteenth rate luwyer, before a Justit
of the Peace, ho would havj deserved I
be committed for a coutempt of tl
court. His position wns that, under tl
fourteenth amendment to the Constiti
tion, Congress may remove tho disabil
ties from particular individ?ala, but m
from classes of individuals. The Son
tor knows very well that the amendmci
imposes the disability upon olassos, UL
not upon individuals, and tho power i
Congress to grant relief is as broad ar
comprehensive as the nature of the pr
soriptiou domands, or as it was possib
to make it. After designating tl
classes upon which the disability is it
posed, tho amendment provides: "B
Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds
each houso, romovo such disability
Could language be plainer? asks tl
Of FiBk and his wife, who was old
than he, a Boston letter-writer saj
"With his notorious sins against ht
there bad never been estrangement L
tweon them. She excused every th in
and ho bold for ber a sort of plat?n
affection. Il own ?tn to lier const a n ll
and visited her very often. She was 1
confidant always, and his adviser
many things. Sho was moro like
older sister than a wife io this morcur
being, who appears to have had t
highest respect for her traits of chan
ter, aud to havu buou conipas&ionatt
regarded by bersclf us an iucorrigil
wayward motnber of tho family, w
mnst bo humored in ulmost any ecot
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The Oe neva Convenci?n.
Thi8 international court, whioh was
expeoted to efleot an amicable adjust?
ment of the differeoces between tbe
United States and her Majesty's Govern?
ment, relative to ? settlement of what
are oalled the Alabama elaina, and other
alleged violations of neutrality by the
latter power, during onr "late unplea?
santness," seems not to be moving so
smoothly along in its deliberations as
the friends of peaoo, both in this conn
try and in Bogland, so fondly antici?
pated and confidently predicted. The
representatives of Uncle Sam are advo?
cating and olaiming a latitude as to the
subjects of inquiry oompetout for this
novel tribunal, that Johnny Bull's astute
and wary oonnBollors are not inolined
to accord. The main controversy seemB
to spring from a different interpretation
of the treaty as regards the preoise
nature and extent of the claims whioh
the conference is authorized to consider.
The advocates of the United States ore
demanding, it would s?em, not only
damages for the losses inourred by the
actual depredations of the Confederate
oruiBors, fitted oat in English waters,
but also incidental or consequential
damages, from the increased rates of in?
surance caused by apprehension of tho
little rebel orafts; tho decrease of Ame?
rican commerce generally, and from
various other incidents of a similar na?
ture, which such a complicated case
gives rise to.
Hor Majesty's counsel, on the other
band, are stiokling for a strict compli?
ance with what they deem a proper in?
terpretation of tho powers and scope ol
tho conference, and indignantly denim
to being held responsible for any da?
mages whatever, save what may be clear?
ly proved to bo direotly attributable tc
their neglect or oriminal non-perform<
ance of the duties of neutrality. Th<
English' press is . warmly discussing th<
question, nnd considerable national feel
iog is being aroused. The Londot
Times advises an immediate withdrawn
of England from the conference, shouli
the arbitrators accede to tbe claims o
our Government, and agree to oonside:
incidental damages in their adjudicatioi
of the case. Evidence of such diusatis
faction in England, taken in connectioi
with the activity whioh is said to hav
recently sprung up in our Governmon
navy-yards, in putting disabled vessel
in sea-worthy condition, the refittin
and mounting of heavy guus of the moe
improved patterns in the harbor dc
fences along our Atluutio coast, and o
the lakes, indicates a pretty serious a]
prehension, on tho part of our Govori
ment authorities, that friendly relation
with England may soon be disturbed
and the great republic called once agai
to measure swords with the mother com
try. Nothing though, in our mind, bi
tho direst extremity, and a universal di
maud by tba m?ssen of tho people, cou!
force tho English Government to di
clare war agaiust the United States, or t
adopt such an attitude as would lead i
to make tho declaration. There is ni
thing for England to gain by such a coi
tost, while there is almost a certainty c
her being compelled to sacrifice all hi
IRELAND AS A VICE-ROYALTY.-Tl
English Government is privately di
cussing a proposition to make Ireland
vice-royalty of Great Britain. The fe
lowing ure tho lending features of tl
proposition: The hereditary Prince i
Wales to bo Viceroy, with a permano]
royal court to bo hold in Dublin. It
understood the recent agitations in Ir
land in regard to "home rulo" ha?
shown the Government tho urgent noce
sity of taking immediate steps towa:
the adoption of a moro conoiliuto
policy in dealing with the questions
issue. It ?3 boliovcd tho project will 1
brought prominently boforo Parliame
wheu it convenos on tho fit h day of F
bruary, when tho proposition for a vic
royalty will bo submitted for cousidot
tion. Tho proposition is at a stand f
tho present. Coming from an offic:
source, it has croatcd a profound impr<
sion throughout Ireland, and is ono
tho prinoipal topics of discussion arnot
THE Two PRINCES.-Crowned boa
no more elude domestic afiliotions tin
their humblest subjects; but Queen Vi
torin is especially unfortunate. T
Priuco of Wales has just escaped dca
by disoa'?o, and now comos up again t
case of Sir Charles Mordaunt against 1
libidinous wife-the Prince to be,
court, a co-respondent with hor guil
ladyship. In tho mcaulimo, tho Du
of Edinburgh, tho Prince's brother,
held ns co-respundont in another caso
a .very similar nature. How mortifyi
it must bo to tho Quuen to bo compel?
to view hor sons iu such nu oflensi
light! Tho most humiliating rcfloctio
however, is tho fact that ber sous iuho
their vioes, legitimately, through 1:
family; for unexceptionable us is t
Quoon's morality, that of her malo rc
tives never would bear scrutiny.
The Asylum Coal.
Io tho House, on Friday, Speaker
Moses waa callod off for something and
requested old: man Crews to take the
Chair during his absence. It always be?
gets insubordination and exoitea the
joking propensities of the members for
Joe to be placed in this position of
honor, and they indulged their humor
no little on this occasion. About the
bent thing got oil, was a slam nt tho
grizzly old chairman by Tim. Han-ley.
Said that mombor, springing to his feet
and looking around with a serio-comic
glance, Mr. Chairman, I rino to a point
"State your pint of ordor," growled
My point of ordor, Mr. Chairman, re?
plied Tim., is that tho Statn House is
not furnished noto with Asylum coal.
The pint ia well taken, said Joe, with
a troubled grin, and there was a general
laugh at his expense. The poiut of tho
joke is that somo of Mr. Joe's enemies
insinuate that ho ro-sold some of the
coal purchased for nud charged against
the Lunatic Asylum to the Keeper of tho
THE DEFEATED FUENCHMAN.-Les mes?
sieurs, the French, are nguiu excited.
Their matter-of-fact Teutonic masters,
tired of hearing reports of unpunished
murders in which their countrymen were
the victims, assert tho rights of lux tali?
onis. They seize hostages. At this out?
rage the white lilies of Franco blush
with shame. Tho old generals hasten to
Thiers and protest with muuy a sacre,
bleu that the Government han the right
, to order them to advuuue upon the foo
and npon death, but hus no right to dix
; honor thom. M. Thiers smooths down
their bristling quills with soft exhorta?
tions and judicious hints, and sends
them back to camp. But another trou?
ble arises: M. Thiers has set his heart
upon certain revenue measures con?
nected with taxatiou of raw materials.
Tho Corps L?gislatif do not agree with
him; whereupon, like a true French mau,
he makes it a matter of personal honor
and hands in his resignation. Mille lon
neresl Visions of steel caps! Bismarck!
Von Moltke! The old bluff Kaiser him?
self! The unsettled indemnity! Mon?
sieur can't stand this prospect. The
Corps L?gislatif takes a hearty grimace
making luncheon of humble pie, and
pleads with Thiers to recall his resigna- j
tion. And the old coxcomb, after grati?
fying his French vanity aud Hhowing
his power, consents to continue in his
Les messieurs are in possession of their
bauble liberty again, but they are evi?
dently embarrassed hy it. An autediln- ;
vian historiographer is "bossing" them
in the fashion of a pedagogue, instead
of a ruler. They dare not elect another
in his place, as their German conquerors
would be apt to make it the occasion of
fresh indignities, and perhaps re-oooupa
tion. They cannot pcsaihly succeed in
establishing efficient alliances with tho
neighboring nations, for monarohioal
courts are not prone to aid and further
republican designs, particularly if they
be of tho most leveling revolutionary
type. They are pinching and shaving to
pay off the mortgage held by Bismarok
on the national honor. And La Prance
mnst be vindicated! Her honor must
be avenged. What must Monsieur do
in this strait? It is evident that he can?
not have aid from without until a mo?
narch becomes their spokesman, and a
stable government their guarantee. Then
he can hope to re-arrange luspeudod
national affinities, but not before.
Meanwhile, the Bourbons are in?
triguing, and a certain old lady in Lon?
don is selling off the jewol trophies of
her triumphs in the days of youth,
beauty, fashion ond empire. We sin?
cerely trust that they wili yield her the
ransom of the crown. "To this com?
plexion mnst it come ut laBt"-tho liour
hons or Napoleon, most probably tho
latter. The climax, tu judge from ap?
pearances, will probably bo soon dove
The first thing doun by tho now mo?
narch should bo to striko the fleur dc Us
from tho French coat of arms, and sub?
stituto a royal Iudian tiger. ?Shapely,
graceful, beautiful nod strong, in repose
it is tho very personifiootiou of loveli?
ness, but its movements are associated
by uatnro with bloodshed and lawless
violence. Yet, as tho slundor thong of
a keeper's whip is a symbol whioh over?
awes and rules tho tiger, so tho insignia
of royalty tame tho liorco and restless
appetites of Franco. When the pres?
sure of a heavy kingly hand ia once re?
moved, there is no democracy so licen?
tious, ambitious and ruthless, as there,
are no subjects more patient aud sub?
missive undor a strong monarchical go?
If this symbol of his weakness and
strength, his ferocity aud docility, were
fixed upon the national coat of arms, so
that monsieur would always havo it be?
fore him, there would ho much les
vonosection in tho world, nud many
moro frog-logs eaten in peace. Look to
I Lou is odie Courier'Jonnu d.
A MONSTER.-Thorn is now confined in
Mecklenburg County, N. C., jail, ii mau
who beat to death his little son, aged
fourteen years, with tobacco sticks, und
then buried bira with his own hands.
Immediately afterwards ho took bia little
duuglitor, who he feared would betray
him, tied her with ropes and proceeded
toward the river with her, with thu in?
tention of drowning her. Uoforo he
succeeded in perpetrating this second
murder, bo was discovered and urrostud
by a neighbor, who hoard tho screams of
tho girl. Much a monster should not bo
permitted to awnit tho "law's slow do?
llly" for bis punishment.
SATURDAY, FEUKUAKY 3, 1872.
The Senate met at 12 M.; president,
pro tem., Montgomery in- ttie Chair.
Mr. Smalls introduced n bill to incor?
p?ralo the Bull. Uiver end Port Royal
Railroad Company; to provide foran in?
spector of phosphutic deposits, and to
define his duties.
The Speaker of tho House ut tended in
the Senate, when thu following Aots aud
joint resolutions were ratified: Au Act to
incorporate tho Saxton Riflemen ol
Cbarlestoht; to malto appropriations for
4be payment of tho per diem uud mile?
age of tho members of tho General As
sumbly, and the salaries of the officers
aud other expenses incidental thereto;
to amend the oharter of the Pendleton
Malo Academy; to approve, adopt and
mske of force the general statutes of
South Carolina, propared under direc?
tion and by the authority of tho General
Assembly; to incorporate the town of
Joint resolution to ohonge the names
of Samuel Dugan, Columbus Dogau and
Simon Dogau to Samuel Farrow, Colum?
bus Farrow and Simeon Farrow.
Joint resolution instructing the Go?
vernor to require the Stute Auditor to
attend the sale of tho Spartanburg and
Union Railroad, on Monday nest, to
proteot tho interest of tho State of South
Carolina in said road. Adopted und
sent to tho House of Representatives.
Tho following bills wero passed: Bill
to abolish the office of State Auditor,
uud confer the duties of his oflico upon
the Comptroller-General; to incorp?ralo
the State Saviugs und Insurance Bank of
South Caroli im. Joiut resolution to nid
the Palmetto .Steam Fire? Eugiuo Com?
pany, of Columbia, in tho purchase of a
steam fire ougiue, waa indefinitely post?
At 3 o'clock, tho So?ato adjourned
until Monday, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Tho House mot at 12 M., Speaker
Moses iu thu Chair.
A Sonate bill to amend au Act enti?
tled "Au Act to grant the uso of a vacant
lot, in the city of Columbia, to the Pal?
metto Lodge, No. 5, of tho Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, ou certain condi?
tions," was taken up, and, after a very
lengthy debate, the enacting clause was
stricken out, by a voto of 47 yous to 27
Report of the Committee on County
Offices und Officers was read uud laid
Mr. Yucum-Concuiront resolution,
that whereas it is currently reported that
a portion of the interest upon the Stute
debt, duo January 1, 1872, hos boen
paid io part:
Resolved, That tho State Treasurer bt
required to rup..rt to this General As?
sembly, immediately, whether such in
torest has been paid on tho State debt,
in part or otherwise, and if in part, whal
Mr. Oarey-Concurrent resolutiou, tc
appoint a committee of three ou the
port of thu House and-on tho purl
of the Senate, to wait upon tho Statt
Treasurer, aud ascortain what amount ol
money has been received and paid in bj
Treasurers of their respective Counties,
and the manner in which tho same ha:
beon disbursed. Adopted.
A joint resolution, by Mr. White, witl
reference to State lands, was laid over.
Mr. Warley iutroduoed bills to chaugt
the name of Bowen MoFadden to that o:
Boweu McKnight; to incorporate thc
Damascus Baptist Church, of Sumter.
Mr. Humbert-To incorporate tin
Florence, Bennettsvillc and Fayetteville
Mr. Thompson-To incorporate th?
Young Men's Union Star Club, of Co
Mr. Singleton-To relieve tho Stato o
South Carolina of all liability as to th*
Bluo Ridge Railroad bonds.
Mr. Ramsay-To provide for a plac?
for the punishment of children nude
sixteen years of age.
A joint resolution from tho Senate rc
lat ive to tho sale of the Spartanburg au<
Union Railroad Compauy, was const
dered ntouoe, concurred iu uud rcturuoi
to the Senate.
A number of bills wero passed to :
At4'4 o'clock, tho House adjourns
until Monday, at 12 M.
MODICUM INTEUIUTY.-Tho Govern
mont has mado nearly "Si,000,000,
General Garfield relates .somewhat boast
fully, by compelling tho public to tak
I nickel coius worth so much less thu
j their denomination. lu plum English
I as tho Now York Sunday Times says, th
Government prides itself upon bavin,
swindled tho American pcoplo to thu
extent. Our public servants, that ii
have cheated their masters out of s
much money, and actually tako credit t
themselves for effecting tho robbery ntl
perceivod. Wo fail to seo where th
honor comes in of such a performance
lu tho older time, when wo could boat
of na honest Government, it was th
subject of a long and thoughtful debut
whether tho debasement ot our ratiom
coins should even bo sufficient to liqui
dato tho expense of thoir coinage. Th
statesmen of that day thought a dolls
should bo worth u dollar, und a cout iu
trinsically worth a cent. They pride
themselves upon not making anything
in the way of ooiuagc, off tho pooplt
But that was in times gouo by, when it
tegrity meant integrity, uud choatin
signified cheating, whether dono by
thimblo-riggcror a President, tho dealt
of a card table or tho Secretary of th
Treasury. Now all is changed; rogner
has become fashionable; swindling b
Government Officials itt so common tin
au upright office-holder is looked upo
ns a curiosity ; and to defraud tho con
nutnily hy prfssing off bast? metal upon ;
for full valuo coin, is mentioned us d<
serving of hosannas ut tho hands of th
Au Indiana railway truiu was blown si
milos by tho wiud.
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BEAUTIFUL IRELAND.-We know, of
course, th ut I relam? is called the "Eme?
rald Isle," und tho color of the emerald
ia.green, but never had it eptored into
our imagination that thore was, any?
where iu this world, to ba seen suoh
verdure us it charmed our eyes to look
upon iu tho rural districts of Ireland.
The slopes, the knolls, the dells, fields
of young gruiu, over which the breezes
creep liku playful spirits of the beauti?
ful; tho pastures, dotted with white
sheep of tho purest wool; the hill-Bides,
raising up iutu mist .shrouded moun?
tains, are all covered with thick carpets
of smooth, velvet green. But Ireland
should ulso be called Flowery Isle.
Thero is not a spot in Irelaud, I believe,
where blessed nature can find an exouse
for putting a flower, but she bas put one
-not ODly in tho gardens and in the
meadows, but upon the very walls and
the crags of the sea, from the great
blooming rhododendrons, down to the
smallest flower that modestly peeps
forth from its grassy cover. The Irish
f urzo, so richly yellow, covets all places
that might otherwise bo bare or barren,
the silkworm delights everywhere, from
thousands of trees, to drop its "web of
gold;" tho blooming hawthorn, with the
sweet-scented piuk, aud especially the
white variety, adorns the landscape and
the gardens; wall flowers, of every hue
and variety, clamber to hide the harsh
nesH of the mural supports; the beeted
cliiT? of tho North Sea aro fringed and
softoned with lovely flowers; and if you
kueel anywhero almost on the yielding,
velvety carpet, you will lind little, well
nigh invisible, flowerets-rod, white,
blue aud yellow-wrought into the verj
woof uud texture. Ireland ought to bu
called the Beautiful Isle. The spirit ot
thu beautiful hovers over and touches, tc
liviug loveliness, overv point.
! Pull Mall Gazelle.
THE PRESSURE CUHE.-The Chicag<
Republican says: "Mr. Alexander Simp
son, of Towanda, is dead. He wa;
bilious. Mr. Alexuudor Simpson was
aud he saw tho following paragraph fron
tho peu of Dr. Hall: 'If a bilious mai
wants to got well, and is in no specia
hurry, nil that he has to do is to liodowi
out of doors, between two broad boards
until he gets ravenously hungry.' Mr
Simpson followed this advice, am
calmly fell asleep with a broad board 01
top of bim. Under ordinary oircum
stances, there would have been no trou
ble; but there was a fat men's ball i
the lager beer saloon next door tbat duj
and tho two champion fat men got ove
the fenoe, and sat down with a jerk o
top of Mr. Alexander Simpson's nppc
board, without knowing ho was then
It squelched the breath out of bim r
the first blow. And the fat men, yo
understand, they sat and sat there, an
discussed politics, and the Alabarx
claims, and the legal tender Act, an
thu weather, and woman's rights, an
the Harrison boiler, and metaphysic
and they kept on drinking glass aft*
glass of beor, and getting heavier, tint
ono of them happened to look under tl;
boards-and there was Alexander Sim]
son, as dead as Nebuchadnezzar, au
mashed out so thin that you could pa;
him tinder a closed door without sera]
ing his vest buttons! He does not suffi
from bile now. But does anybody kno
where Dr. Hall lives? Because Mr
Simpson is making inquiries, and she
anxious to snatch a few silver hairs fro
his brow, and to necessitate the purcha
of a patent glass eye."
A MURDERER AT HOME.-A lady oorre
pondent of the St. Louis Republic/
writes: "Stokes rests his curled hair c
laoe-bordered pillows. The odor of h
cell permeates the entire Tombs. I
orders in perfumes by the b*>x, at
every timo tho soup aud hash for tl
common criminals is toted past his doo
he breaks a bottle of musk. In a orii
son-faced dressing-gown, embroider!
slippers aud silk socks, ho smokes tl
time away, altogether the gayest bit ol
criminal that ever lodged in Murderei
Row. I don't think the man extraon
narily intelligent. How that unfort
nato wife of his must feel nt Sandy Hoi
on her return home. When the pil
goes aboard, all the late papers a
eagerly sought, and among strange)
her heart probably Ailed with dark u
certainties, tho poor woman will iii
learn that the father of her child is
tho cell of a murderer. But Lord Stofa
cares but little for that."
A NOVEL WEAPON.-Immediately af I
the dcoluratiou of war against Pruss
proposals wero made to the Empor
Napoleou, by an invoutor, for "unuil
lating" thu Prussians on modern tern
An immense net of fine wire, "capal
of onvoloping an ontiro army corps
with solid cauuon balls attached to t
corners to keop it steady, was to ba
beon fired at the foo from a mons
mortar provided for that purpose. T
wiro net would, according to the inte
tiona of tho inventor, have fallen on I
body of troops marked ont for dostri
tion or capturo; when, seeing the ei
mios entangled iu the meshes, the Frei:
would havo nothing to do but march
to them and disarm them, or, in caso
resistance, put them to death. The
jeetion of this now military machine %
attributed by tho inventor to "treue'
ry" on tho part of tho chiefs who
dined to employ it.
The Washington correspondent of
Boston Post thinks it a singular coit
dence that tho Chairman of tho Semi
rial Committee selected to iuvestig
tho oharges against Senator Clay
should bo Senator Wright, of Iowa, v
is tho uncle of Judge Caldwell, who <
missed tho indictment for violation
tho Enforcement Act found against Cl
lou by a Republican groud jury, lt
said that Caldwell is Clayton's candid
for the United States Scnatorship at
They will uso diamonds for stone w
iu South Africa, if they continue to ]
up many moro 151 oarat fellows.
Loo a. 1 It ?foc?a.
CITY MATTE HS. --T be price of lin gie
copies of the PHOENIX is Av?cente. : .
If yoe are fond of practical joking,
just introduce two strangers, previously
informing each that the other is deaf;
but, if they huppen to be able-bodied
men, don't stand around till they find
out- the mistake.
A boarding-house keeper mixed some
putout medicine in his hash because it
was advertised aa a cure for consump?
The most popular song of the tax-pay?
ers in some of the Western towns is,
"The dearest spot on earth to me is
home." But if there is any one who is
extremely desirous to hear it snog, they
eau save themselves the trouble of going
so far, by visiting some of the Southern
States, where it caa be heard in its most
Little fish bave a proper idea of buai
ness. Not being able to do better, they
start on a small scale.
"I pant for a redress of woman's
wrongs; I paut for freedom!" ejaculated
a female woman's wrong righter. "A
pair of pants," muttered her husband;
"and I wish you would return them."
Wine drinking is tho origin of kissing
the ladies. Micensius of Koine saw his
wife sucking wine from the bung-hole of
a barrel with u straw, and ever after that
the husbands and lovers would kins their
ladies' lips in order to discover the qua?
lity of their libations. We know a good
I mauy, these days of modern piety, how?
ever, that don't put their wives and
sweet-hearts to the trouble of sampling
Au inquest was held by Coroner Colo
man, over the body of Mrs. Wooten, on
Friday; but little information, however,
was obtained. It is painfully apparent
that she was murdered.
The Charleston newspaper mail failed
James Vick, Esq., the well-known
nurseryman, of Rochester, N. Y., has
furnished us with, several boxes of dried
flowers, in the shape of baskets, non?
quota, otc. They are neatly and taste?
fully put up, and mako a truly hand?
some parlor ornament for winter. Call
at PHONIX office and examine specimens.
Bishop Lynch will officiate in St.
Peter's (Catholic) Church, this morning,
Kt 10}? o'clock.
There was another attempt at snow,
yesterday, bnt it was RO feeble, that even
the roofs of houses were not whitened.
Tho Southern Express Company will
I forward to the United States Treasurer,
Washington, for redemption, mutilated
currency, in sums of five dollars and up?
ward, and legal tender notes in sams of
fifty dollars and upward, free of charge
Bad luck is simply a man with his
bauds in his pockets and his pipe in bis
mouth, looking on to soe how it will
oome ont. Qood luck is a man of pluck,
with his sleeves rolled np, and working
to make it come right.
A good listener is as needful to a witty
talker as steel is to flint. It is the sharp
contact of the two which makes the
; sparks fly.
I A neat, clean, fresh-aired, sweet,
cheerful, well-arranged house exerts a
moral influence over its inmates.
When we read the interminable sen?
tences of some writers, we oannot help
thinking that their readers are in danger
of being sentenoed to death.
Beyond measure-The distance bo
tweeu thc sun and moon.
LAUGHTER.-It is painful to suppress
laughter, and more healthy to give it
freo vent. A "good lough," as they say,
dispels tho vapors, inflates and oxyge?
nates the lungs, promotes and improves
circulation, and gives a helping hand to
the heart. It is a medical fact that peo?
ple of cheerful disposition enjoy better
health than the taciturn.
It may be said that cause is here con?
founded with effect, but our disposition
is croated io a measure by ourselves, and
oven indigestion can be laughed at if onr
temperament is kindly, and we are dis?
posed to endure without grumbling.
Laughter is the safety valve of merri?
ment, and, whatever the poet may say of
a sigh, we would rather dispense with
phantasy and ask for a smile. It is sun?
shine versus sh ide.
REiiioious SERVICES THIS PAY.-Tri?
nity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand, D. D"
Rector, ll A. M. and 4 P. M.
St. Peter's Churoh-Rev. Francis R.
Jacquomet, 1st Mass, 7 A. M. Right
Rev. Bishop Lynch, 10,V?. Afternoon
Service, 4 P. M.
Luthoran Church-Rev. A. R. Rude.
10>? A. M.
Presbyterian Churoh-Rev. Jos, II.
Wilson, 10M A. M. and 7 P. M.
Washington Street Church-Rov. S.
H. Browne.'10?? A. M. and 3K P. M.
Marion Street Church-Rev. W. D.
Kirkland, 10}.\ A. M. uud 7 P. M.
Baptist Church-Rov. J. I?. Kevnolds,
LIST OV NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of the Legislature.
Jacob Lavin-Gas Bills.
W. J. Blnck-Corn Whiskey.
D. C. Poixotto Sc Son-Hay, Sec.
Columbia Building uud Loan Asso'u.
D. G. Thompson-To Rent.
Mrs. A. MoCormiok-Removal.