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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Saturday Morning, February M), 1872.
There ere ?TTC bills SOT? before the
Legislature to amend our present defect*
ive ?nd iniquitous election Jaw.- The
one introduced into the Senate by Mr.
Arnim, on the 31st ult, we have had the
opportunity to look over and examine
earefully. A oopyof the other, of which
Mr. Whittemore was the originator, and
which passed the Senate yesterday, we
have not been able to get; but from a
hurried glance wbioh waa permitted us
of the original bill, it seems to be in?
tended merely to make certain regula?
tions in the manner of counting the
votes, declaring the results of the elec?
tions, ?co. It is unobjectionable appa?
rently, but doesn't reach the root of the
ovil which it is designed to correct. The
bill of Mr. Arnim, which, we under?
stand, is now before the Judiciary Com?
mittee bf the Senate, Is better, and, in
factiJreadmirable so fares it goes. It
provides, fl ret, that at least one of the
thiee Com misai one r? of Election for each
County shall belong to a party or orga?
nization oppoend tb the party in power,
and makes'* similar provision' in tiio'ap
pointmopt of jibe three .managers cf the
polia inih? various election precincts.
As the law now stands, the. Governor
appointa ih? -turee' Commissioners of
Election for the several Counties; they,
in their turn, appoint all the managers
far different products in their respective
Counties, and thus it is arranged that the
Governor, , practical ly, has entire ma?
nagement and control of the elections
and, when eo disposed, will not fali to
bave the result .announced as may suit
his views. The placing of one. man upon
the board pf, ibe, opposite political party
or orgauSsalibu, can 1 Work no wrong to
tho jpoj.ij.in power, but will Berve only
as a aaf ega ard, against fraudulent, voting
sud false returns,' so frequently oharged
and, in roany instances,^probed in our
last" elect j orjs; and, indeed, iu tho ab?
sence bf su?h,charges, is bub a just and
fair regulation<-each as - must commend
itself to the favor bf every member of
the Legislature who is not influenced
solely by partisan aims.
The second amendment proposed by
Mr. Arnim is to tue .effect that the ma?
nagers of the polia- shall, immediately
after the voting js over, proceed publioly
to count the -vote* and prepare a state?
ment of the result in - detail, to be hand?
ed to the Co mm ia? i o ne ra of Election,
and a duplicate filed with the Clerk of
the Court and another forwarded to the
Secretary of State.
The bill fartbermoro provides that the
County Commissioners of Election in
making but their statement for the State
Board of Canvassers shall declare the re?
sult "as returned by the managers of
the several election preoinots." All of
these proposed alterations are anex
oo pt io nable, and carry their commenda?
tion in their very terms. But there ia
one point which the bill does not touch,
and which escaped our mind, also, when
we called attention to this subject of the
eleotion law sometime since. We refer
to registration. One of the greatest
abuses of the eleative franchise in South
Carolina, since the Radical party assumed
the reins of government, has been in
over-aealons voters-"repeating," as it
is termed, or voting more than once at
the same election.
In some of the Counties of the State
it is autheutatively stated that more
votes were returned by the Commission?
ers of Eleotiou than there were voters
in tho County. This is an abuse, that
only registration can affectively remedy,
and we hope that such au amendment
may be appended lo whatever bill may
be passed by the Legislature, to amend
tho election.law, or that a special Act
may be passed as will require registration
before the fall eleotion. It is not only
a proper thing to be done by the Legis?
lature, but the Constitution of tho
State (Article 8, 8 oe ti on 3.) expressly
enjoins upon the General Assembly to
provide, from time to time, for the re?
gistration of all eleotors.
? ? ? ?
OHIO Lanaira F ALLIN a INTO LINK.
Ex-Governor Cox, General Stanley Mat?
thews and other liberal Republicans in
Ohio have come out with an official de?
claration expressing hearty sympathy
with the views and purposes wbioh have
diotatod (he oall for the liberal Republi?
can mass convention to be held in Cin?
cinnati on the first of May next, This
begins to look like rebellion in the Re?
.-. <- -
Sinco the outbreak of tho Cuban
revolution in 18G8, Spain has sent to thc
island 110,000 meu, of whom about two
thirds have fallen victims to disease ot
the Bword, But with this immense sacri?
fice, tho revolution is to-day hardly lesE
strong than at first.
Tho grate game now-Poker.
Will tia? LtfliUtar? AuthorlM It?
The bill to authorize the Mayor and
Aldermen o? the ol ty ot Ctol? rubia to
issue bondi* end tip negotiate and nell tt}e
same, waA.'tnken up for ?onsidoratlon in
the Hoaip ysatotday, end discussod to
tho hour of adjourcment. We did not
hear the debate, but scarcely think that
the matter admits of argument. What?
ever specious reasoning may bo em?
ployed in urging the passsge of the bill,
the whole question.ia, will the Legisla?
ture authorise the City Connell to load
Columbia with a debt nearly double of
that which now exists, contrary to the
wishes of nine tenths of the property
holders, who will be most directly and
chiefly effected? And would they, in
any oase, place such a large sum of
motley in tho hands of tho present city
father*, who have been engaged-a part
Of them, at any rate-in the dirty and
dishonest transactions disclosed in con?
nection with the building of the new
We tr nat that tho better element in
the Legislature will not wantonly sub?
ject the capital of the State, whose oredit
is now fair, aud who-promises, if she be
but left- untrammelled by the thraldom
of debt, to attain, at an early day, a de?
gree of prosperity and wealth second to
no intaud .city pf the JJnjted States, to
that Ananda! min und di?grao? tb which
imprpyident Jogi?latiou hus roduowi tho
State. We have before discussed the
merits of tho proposed bill, and do not
Seem it worth while to enter into the
subject again. It is absurd to regard tho
bill in any other light than as a swindle,
ind wo. oro satisfied that every honest
member of-thu General Assembly will
appose it. Upon tho call bf tho ayes
md nays wp pb a ll. Add ant .who/they are
that uro( willing ; to bqlater up and give
lid to theCHy Odunoil in plundering a
uolplesa community, aiyi /we,, ahull pub?
lia h their na, rn ea t,o tho world,
*"-" ??ftftrrr TT-T? .
Rome,, under, khe JbeW; regime, is fast
.osing ita med ?oy al t pinnae tor. Old
louies and-sbopVbftve been renovated
ind new onos built with - surprising ra?
pidity; new streets0h?vrr been opened,
ind the old. .'ott'es improved; neglected
;qnaroe ?U4 p^-w.havo been repaired,
ind during tfip coming y mi 011 extensive
lystem, of sewage, W*iu be put into ope?
ration. The streets will be furnished
with bettor and n^oYe- modern lamps]
;ho sanitary ^police and the police propel
will be,strengthened and their efficiency
greatly intireased, and precautions will
ae token.'to provide against the frequent
inundations of the Tiber. Borne, in
leed, if these project? be consummated,
will hardly be the Borne ten years bene?
that tourists have known it; but, if lest
piotdresqae, will be vastly more oom
Portable. In the meantime, however
the people are taxed out of proportion
Tor Viator Emanuel, in his new position
sntvies his brother kings of old esta
Wished monarchies in the splendor o
bis habits and princeliness of his living
The Bomana pay dearly for the exohacg
from Pontifical to Sardinian rule; bu
then it is all for Italia una, and th
shadow answers well enough for the sub
The straws whioh indicate the direc
tion of political winds continue.to aocu
mu?ate in Franoe. The disturbance ii
and around the theatre in Paris was
full bundle in pointing the breeze whiol
may transport Napoleon baok to th
Tuilleries. *' Vive VEmpereur," shoote
in the streets of Paris, means that th
workmen are tired of having no work t
lo, and that they look to the restoratio
ot the empire to provide them with occn
nation and food to stop their damon
A.nd hnngry Parisians are not to b
trifled with, as the Louis of '93 knew t
FIRE .--Yesterday morning, a little af te
three o'clock, a fire was discovered i
the one and a half story brick bnildin
on Washington street, opposite Torre
mills, occupied of late as a grocery stor
by Mr. F. Klintworth. The engine
succeeded in confining tho Aro to th
building where it originated. The oui
property in the store, consisting of
barrel of kerosene and about ono hui
dred and fifty pounds of seed cotton
was destroyed, together with tho house
Mr. Klintworth had removed his stock
few days before, and the building d<
atroyed was only inhabited by a coloro
women and three obildren, who narrow!
Bsoapsd destruction in the flames. Th
building was owned by the South Care
lina Railroad, and as far as we ooul
learc was uninsured. The fire is su]
posed to have been the work of an ii
The visit of the Duke Alexis hi
brought out more of the latent idiocy <
((his country than any event sinoe tl
risit of the royal milk-sop of Englam
albert Edward. Some of the inoiden
Jt the imperial Russian's visit to Loui
ville have been ospeoially nauseating.
Alfred East, Panormo's room mat
i>eoame so depressed in spirit on aoooui
af the latter's murder that he committi
nucido, in Brooklyn, by shooting hit
self with a pistol on the 1st inst.
Tb? A BR o ric*? and English Cns?*.
The discontent in England whiob ' baa
followed the publication of the printed,
j'case" of the Amerioan Govern ment, as
fceet?te? to the Geneva commission Ott.
the Alabama claims, continues and in?
creases, as the, cable dispatches from day
to daw bear Witness. The London iVmet
ol Saturday d?clar?e -that it repud?ate?
"the construction whioh has been put op
tho.^reaty of Washington in tho Amerl
\ oao oas?', and most withdraw from the
arbitration if this construction is insisted
on; but if ? this point Je 'rectified/* Y tfb
ready to stand loyally by the treaty.
Thns it wonld appear 1?? lie !*nft? ?eh
atruotion" which il.pat Upon the treaty,
and not the treaty itself, whioh is the
subject of dissatisfaction. . An agree?
ment may be understood differently by
the parties to it, and if this has happen?
ed without fault ' of any one, neither, if
asking only what was right, would insist
upon aught that was not warranted by
the spirit of the contract, or was not just
and equitable. If the misunderstand?
ing arose from chicanery or fraud on the
part of either, there would be still lees
reason why the party th rough whom this
happened should take advantage of his
There seems to be no evidence, how?
ever, of any design on eithor side in the
Washington treaty to take undue advan?
tage of the other; and, as we have be?
fore indicated, the American case, in
narrating everything that was sver said,
or done, or claimed, with regard to Brit?
ish liability, may be understood as sim?
ply adducing illustrative evidence, only
part of whioh can go into the questiou
bf damages, and also showing tho ani?
mus of England to enable tho commis,
sion to pass intelligently on the ques?
tions they have to decide. . The London
journals, indeed, olaim that there was
an implied promise on the part of our
Government not to olaim compensation
for indirect damages, such as the. pro?
longation of the war and the; like, and
that, in spite of its promise, the case iu
question docs urge the indirect injury
done in aggravation of damages.
This complaint ?B set forth by the
Loudon Spectator, whioh gives it sub?
stantially as follows: "At th? Washing?
ton conference, on March 8, 1871, thc
American, qcannaiasiqners eaidtbat cl ai mt
already presented for damages done bj
British cruisers amounted to $14,OOO,OOO
that there might yet bo large sums add?
to' this, and that the obst to tba Govern
mont of pursuing these ships could easi
ly be determined. "
They added that "in the hope of ai
amicable, settlement, no eat i mato wai
made of the indirect losses, without pre
judioe, however, to the right to indem
niflcation on their account, in the even
of no euch settlement being made." Tin
Amerioan commissioners then asked twi
things: An - expression of regret on th
part of Great Britain for the depreda
tiona 'committed by tba British vessels
and an agreement by the commission a
once upon a certain gross Snm to b
paid by Great Britain in satisfaction o
all claims, with interest. The Britisl
commissioners agreed to put on reoon
the expression of regret asked for, bu
declined to agree upon any gross sum t
be paid, believing that there was still
defence whiob, in case of arbitration
might protect them from the neoessit
of paying anything. The America
commissioners aooepted the expr?salo
of regret "as very satisfactory to thor
and aa a token of kindness." Now, th
Spectator insists, and other British joni
nais assume, that the treaty whioh fo
lowed war an "amioable settlement;
that it waa donbly so in view of the coi
dial acceptance by oar commissiooexu <
the expression of regret made in it, an
that, having reached this settlement, th
United States were boned to avoid mal
ing any olaim whatever for indireot di
Whatever may be thought of this vie
of the matter, it seems lo havo been tb
general understanding in this countr
that Mr. Sumner's absurd olaim for ooi
sequential damages wonld not bja rocen
ed, and the moderation of the treaty ha
drawn down npon it vehement assaul
from General Butler and others, who ii
s is ted that we bad been "sold" by tl
British commissioners, and even pr
tended to believe that under the open
tions of the treaty the claims of Gre
Britain might prove larger than our owi
Mr. Motley's recall from England, afb
putting forth the claims of Stimuor, wt
also significant. Besides, tho almo
universal satisfaction with which tl
treaty wus received in Eugland, shot
that it could not have been understoc
there as covering a revival of Mr. Sue
lier's demand, whioh, whon made I
him in tho Sonate, had drawn forth
burst of oontompt and execration fro
one end of the kingdom to tho otbe
We may expect from the Queen's speeo
whioh will be delivered to-day, a mo
definite statement of the British g
vernment with regard to the Americi
oase. We cannot however, imagine th
there need be any hostile result of tl
In this connection it may bo mentio
ed .that tho British "case" ?B about tl
same size as the Amerioan one-abo
500 pages. It maintains that it is wi
regard only to the Alabama, Florid
Georgia and Shenandoah (if any) tb
Great Britain can be fonnd guilty of ai
violation of international law. It hoi
that tho conflict between the North ai
South waa not an insnrreotion, bot
groat civil war, and recognized as sui
by various acts of the United Statt
whioh it reoites, and that, the parti
boing lawful belligerents, the duty
neutrals was to troat them with porft
impartiality; to recognize oom missie
issued and captures made by either; tl
a defacto go vernment, wielding the pow
of a belligerent, even not actually root
nizod as sovereign, is entitled, in a ma
time war, to tho immunities of a so
reign State, and therefore tho recepti
of Confederato cruisers in British po
was not open to lawful complaint. <
tho quest ion of liability for tho esoape
tho Alabama and Florida, it is conoce
that the .foreign enlistment Aot, ander
which the British Government acted,
had been founded oi^-ArjMrioan legisla?
tion, and had been in fonfce forflprty
'years and found-efficacious, i L\
g _ ^Baktmer* Sjtn. j
.<. A CURIOUS 6TOHY-BKPOITKD DEATH
CV AK BX-Mrr,TvrO"NATTtE OP STAtlV?TI?W.
The telegraph, last week, announced the
"death of Gen. Wm. Thompson, formerly
a quartermaster under Gen. J&okhon,
abd, at one timo, an immensely wealthy
ci titea of .New Orleans. Poverty etriok
tm krid brokeri "down, be died at the
?Peilevne Hospital, New York, where he ;
hauY boen, taken io a starving condition
by ^'police. It is related of him that,
engaging ia business in New Orleans
after the close of the wat of 1815, he
amassed a fortune of $11,000,000.
Commenting upon the intelligence of
his death, the Washington Chronicle
The announcement, which seems in?
credible, must ?tante a feeling of regret,
added to otter amazement, among the
many who remember Gen Tbompion as
a wonderful specimen o. vigor?os old
age. His well preserved energies of
mind and body, and a certain venerable
grandeur ot physique which rendered
him notiooable everywhere, and "the
old man ?loquent," are matters of histo?
ry pertaining to our own country and
Europe during the past sixty years. Not
a, trace of senility marred his memo ry or
D ?'di tn ru ed the power of his firm black
cym: Gan. Thompaon was for, sh a ny
years an officer abd quartermaster ?t?der
President Jackson, A thoroughly-patri?
otic "man,- an . uh usually observant nltr?
.was Gen. Thompson, "with aheajdrbpefi
as the day to melting charity." He wif
neased the review of the troups of- Spain
By Napoleoo I, and had seen tho crowned
heads and groat generals of each coun?
try of a past generation. Qen. Thonrp*
sop wus regarded as wealthy, and bis
iau?ily, among.whom were two famously
beautiful daughters, received every luxu?
ry at his hands. Conjecture is defied by
tho statement of his miserable death.
That he may, in sudden deoadeuoe of
mental or physical forces, have fallen
into fatal sickness among strangers, or
that he wandered ia deliriam apoa the
streets whea unprovided with mouey,
and died of weakness, are the two most
probable surmises. How truly said the
crazed Ophelia, "We know what we are,
i but we kaow not what we may be."
The Philadelphia Bulletin assorts that
the Baltimore American ia responsible,
more than any other agent, for the pre?
judice which existed against Mrs. Whar?
ton in Baltimore, whioh made it impos?
sible to give her a fair trial there. The
Bulletin desoribes the coarse of the Bal?
timore newspaper as malioions in the
extreme. It "flooded the co CID try with
the wildest romances of crimea" as sto?
ries of Mrs. Wharton's life. Even to
the last day of the trial it did not cease
to pursue the nafortuuato woman. But
when it became evident that the jury
would not convict her, somo of the per?
sons who had persecuted her proposed
to her friends that the hostilities should
oeaae if they could be insured against
prosecution for slander. The charges
of the Bulletin are explicit and extraor?
dinary, and deserve the attention of all
who are interested in tho preservation
of trial by jury. The American is a ra?
bid paper, and as vindictive, and unscru?
pulous in its attacks on private charac?
ter as it is slanderous and malignant in
its attacks upon the Southern people.
Its cour so towards Mrs. Wharton is per?
fectly consistent with its Infamous cha?
H. L K nra ALI, House SOLD.- Yeater:
day the Kimball HOUBO was sold by the
sheriff at public outcry before tho Court
House door, nuder a builder's lien for
purchase money, and for State, Cou a ty
and city taxes. Dr. Joseph Thompson
was the purohaser, paying $15,010. The
State, County and city taxes amount to
89,090, and the builder's lien $6,000.
Dr. Thompson is liable for about $54,000
of purchase money, also, making bis
outlay aggregate about $69,000. Con?
sidering that the building cost about
$1)00,000, this may be considered, at first
thought, a handsome speculation. The
building is mortgaged for S2U0,OO0, and
of course it will require muon litigation
to release it of this inonmbrance, and
possibly sometime and embarrassment to
scouro perfect titles.-Atlanta Sun, Ith.
Hou CHOLERA .-Mr. Lemuel Nesmith,
au old and experienced stock raiser, in?
formed us, on Monday last, thal the hog
cholera is prevailing in his neighbor?
hood, and that he haw recently lost about
thirty hogs from this disease, and that
they aro still dying. This disenso was
very fatal in this State a few years ago,
and we believo that all remedies failed to
arrest its progress.-Kingslree Star,
Tho intelligent correspondent of the
Cincinnati Enquirer wrote as follows,
from the ducal ball in Louisville:
"There are a great many beautiful
womon and many more ugly ones.
There are very finn look in tr men. and a
host of creatures whose thin legs, flat
heads and dress coats make them look
like turkey buzzards with their tails
The reoently discovered process of
separating gold by eleotro-galvanio dry
amalgamation is working successfully,
and amalgamating gold of such infini
tisimal fineness as could not beoolleotod
by water in motion. The amalagam re?
quires twenty per cent, of mercury,
whioh repels all basor mot?is, so that tho
gold is secured puro.
Fifty Kooka mntinoors to be blown
from the mouths of British cannon in
ludia, This ordor has boon giveu by a
deputy commissioner. H? is aware that
Sir Hugh Roso obtained a peerage for
similar treatment of tho Sepoys. Why
should not tho deputy try for a like re?
Hon. Joffcrson Davis wits ono of tho
committco that welcomed tho Duko
Alexis to Memphis
WAH AND OAS.-We have no sort of
belief that tue muddle over the Alabama
at Geneva will result 4>rrffeyWarJ
e first place; the- ca?us Jfm? in?
ion t; arid'.ja the jiocoad IhdTJnited
has ben^^bjcjghtinto such a con
dititrn of inefficiency by the mismanage?
meft|.of G rn nt 'j, political, .family that she
?9 to day in no eoaditioa to fight any
first olass power. The first results of a
declaration of war would be an expose
that would bu the death-warrant of the!
Grant dynasty; and the brains around
oar Smoky Cte ?ir know, thin fn\l well.!
England knows it, too, and feeling the
Utter inability of the United States to
resent any indignity, she doubtless feels
be toes tingle to administer a kicking si?
milar to those she herself has BO'ire-;
quently reooived of late. Farther than
thia we do not think the matter oan pro-;
gross; England being badly prepared,
aud the United States not prepared at
all. There , may be new commissions
and arbitration of continental nations,
resulting in much gas. There will be no
war. The New York.dailies spout fierce
streams of sulphurous war-talk; aud we
are promised a Bight of Jamie Bennett,
io a Scobotlicap, charging bayonets open
the ohalky oliffa of Fdrfide Albion. Bat
tho lirra ld always crows IbudeSt when
danger is furthest off; and besides this
is a quarrel where nobody will bay ita
silenoe. The other journals treat the
matter as grave, bat scarcely dangerous.
No; there will bo no war uutil Robeson
tells what he knows about the navy.
RoTTjv?J?.ON ITO u s.-Oar ' diwdosu res,
via Washington, of the.wrelcfied condi?
tion of tho monitor fleet, should. make
General Banks and other bellicose gen?
tlemen pause before thoy commit tis to
a war with Spain. Of fifty-one moni?
tors oow owaod by tho United State?,
our informant Says, with playful exagge?
ration, that forty are so badly put to?
gether that after the turrets were adjust?
ed the shifting of a quid in the gunner's
cheek would capsise them! Four are
still OD the etooks, where they are sa'fe
and should remain. Only live' ont bf
the whole lot, it is reported, are sea?
worthy. How extravagantly these vea>
eels were paid for,, and how little adapt?
ed for the stress of war, may be seen tn
the auction pri?e of the Chattanooga,
which was knocked down at Philadelphia
the other day for $45,700, having origi?
nally cost half a pillion. This versal
had never been to sea, bat seems to have
quietly and comfortably rotted from the
day of building down to the present
tim?e, when she is parohased only for the
old; iron, etc. A number of oar war
vessels woro made in part of unseasoned
oak, aud the rotting process commenced
before they'were finished.
[Journal of Commerce.
OHIO MOVES.-Tho Liberal Republi?
can mo vernen t gai u? -strength' abd ground
each hour. Here wp,,tja>e ex-Gov. pox
and other promiuopt Republicans of
Ohio falling into, line and pinking' their
flints for speedy action. The subjoined
document ?peaks for itself:
CINCINNATI, January 29, 1872.- The
undersigned have observed with pleasure
the call by the recent convention of Li?
beral Republicans of Missouri for a mass
convention to be held at the city of Cin?
cinnati, on the first Wednesday, being
the first of May next, to take snob ac?
tion aa their convictions of duty and the
public exigenoy may require.
Heartily sympathising with the views
and purposes which, hare dictated this
call, the undersigned, ip behalf Qf them?
selves abd auch Republicans -of -this city
and vicinity as unite with thom, Ju senti?
ment, join, ia the invitation and urge
upon all those favoring tho political re?
forms proposed as the object of this
movement, to attend this meeting.
J. D. COX,
J. B. ST ALLO.
HORRIBLE TRAOEDT AT BOZRAH, CONN.
A man named William Irving, ia the
employ of Dr. Samuel Johnson, of
Roz rah, has for some time past had a
passion for his employer's daughter, and
frequently Bought to marry her. His
suit had been discouraged by the young
lady and her famtly. Irving, who has &
violent temper, this morning took a
heavily loaded gnu, went to the sitting
room, where the young lady was lying on
tho sofa, and discharged both barrels into
her head, in dieting, probably, fatal in?
juries. Ile then turned to Mrs. Johnson,
who witnessed the scene, and struck her
a violent blow on the head with the
breeoh of tho gun, making a painful,
though not dangerous, wound. The
murderer then left the room, and the
family sont a messenger to this city to
give warning of tho crime. He, how?
ever, went to his room, looked himself
in, and out his throat from ear to ear.
The affair has created intense excitement
in this vioinity. _
JAIL IJ KL rv KUY.-On last Friday morn?
ing two prisoners made their escape
from tho County jail. Their names are
Jim Ross and Daniel Waden. As the
jailoress went np to open the oell doors,
as was the oustom, she found these two
out and armed with heavy billets of
wood, with whioh they advanoed , upon
her. She having nothing wherewith to
resist suoh a ferocious assault, wisely got
ont of their way, whereupon they moved
on dowa stairs, and succeeded in effect?
ing thoir escape, though pursued to some
distance by tho son of the jailoress.
HOMICIDE.-A futul diflloalty occurred,
a few days ugo, between two negro mon
in thc employment of Messrs. Cambio A
Rhodus, ou Sautee, in this County. The
dispute, we luaru, occurred about some
rations, which terminated in a fracas,
when Hartnou Nelson stabbed Kiulooh
Nelson, from tho effects of whioh he
diod thu next day. Harmon -surrendered
himself, and is now in tho custody of
tho sheriff of this County.
kiodJ i?i-w *on-,i)'.i<irffi.'ii*>i'i> od jouusa
i Gm . :MsTTj?n<s,--T-Tne<- psria*jttf: ?bagie
copies ?f the Ptib?rx ?*< ?Ve o?b?sv 3"'
.pf bujeta, before .r$Wfii^f^irr^99r??D^
io atoaliug ?a trunk, cqoteioing money
abd oth?r fenluabbw, from the residence
of Mr. p. a .th?rojp^bfe; T
about ba^rjast 7 .o'clock, : \ These l$fr
farica ?re becoming of frequent ooour
renoe, and they cull for greater vigi?
lance on the part ot the police.
We bad'the pl e'aeure of greetlug James
A. Hoyt, Esq., of tho Ao'dersoa InUilli
genoor, ia oar sanctum, yeeterday. Ho
is er? route to Charleston, to att?tid the
pnnual convocatioTi of the Grand Rpyal
Arch. Chanter of Sooth Carolina, QQ th*
l?thinstan,^ Uni,??? .lodi
The recent raina have! plainly indi?
cated, by filthy mad holes, that many
parts of the pavement on Main street
need repairing. On* spot in (particular
is directly in iiont of thet is known 03
Oto?Sr^?ileyl;' ' '????
O?d Sot put Io' all appearance in Co?
lumbia, yesterday, bat aoen vanished.
Two dead, mules, attapbed to a wagon,
were seen floating down the Oonga?ee
River, yea^pdajj.'; It iH.tmppoBedf tb^t
the driver attempted to ford the river at
aotno usually ft.huliow point^ bat tiwi tho
recent rains had swelled-' the stream;to
each an extent os to rennet it impossi?
ble, and hence the aooickrntv ,
DOGGISH RtaFLECTi?N.-^A dog pairing
by tho store af Messrs. W; I). LoVe .&
(Jo., yesterday, espied throjigu jtUt?.gJasa
in the doot what ho supposed to be an?
other dog, He>h^^4!h'is\\$iw?$fe
fledtion did likewise; he growled, which
was also returned; then'the dog and tho
shsdpw made a planeo at each Qtheriand
the door-glass; sustained nil the dam ?ge.
This is tt?? second time that ? charge of
the' kind has been made on tba eime
RivB? RISING.-rTh ero is a heavy swell
in the Congaree River and a serious
freshet is apprehended. We* are told
that the water yesterday evening was
above the level of tho canal, and rising
at the rate of, seven /est in twenty-four
hours. Should, the a wall' continua thir?
ty-six hours, as Beeres ! likely from the
recent rains, the high water mark of
the great freshet of 1852 will be reached.
The new ottual banka will probably be
flooded, and the-' stability of the new
work put to'the tost.
SUPK?MB COURT DECUSIONS-Friday,
John H. Smith sud Noah Gibson vu.
L. Carlington Pate and John W. Stubbs.
Bill dismissed; eaoh party to pay his own
costs. . Opinion by Moses, G. J. Jus?
tices Willard and Wright concurred.
W. R. A. Thomas ct ai., executors, vs.
John W. Kelley et al. Decree modified
and case remanded to Circuit Coart.
Opinion by Moses? G, J.-. .JusticesWil?
lard and Wright concurred.
Tbs eourt adjourned until Thursday,
the 15th, at 10 A. M.J \
COURT OP GENERAL SESSIONS-Febru?
ary 9,1872.-The court met at 10 A. M.,
Judge Melton presiding.
In the ease of the State vs. W. W.
Sampson, indicted for forging Blue
Ridge Railroad coupons, the jury ren?
dered a verdict of not guilty.
The State vs. James F. Tucker. As?
sault and 'battery with intent to kill.
Guilty, t: "
The State vs. Robert Morrison, Thoa.
Jaokson and Edward McLain. Grand
The State rs. Jerome Fagan. Mali?
cious trespass. Not gnilty.
DRAMATIC.- Mr. Neil Warner, and
Misa Grace Rawlinson, gave an enter?
tainment, last evening, at Irwin's Hall.
Tho uudieuco was small, but highly in?
telligent and appreciative. Mr. Warner
rendered his selections with groat credit
to himself and pleasure to his listeners.
During his recitations from Richard IDT,
the audience seemed speii-bouned, and
were equally fascinated during the entire
evening. Mr. Warner's voice is so clear,
distinct and forcible, that not a word is
lost. Miss Rawlinson delivered her por?
tions of the recitations in splendid style,
was warmly applauded, and listened to
with great interest.
To-night, whioh is the laat, Mr. War?
ner and Miss Rawlinson will give selec?
tions from Macbeth, Ingomar, Poe's
Raven and Riohelieu. We bespeak for
them a full house. An entertainment
of snob high character ia a rare intellec?
tual treat; and the admirers of the poets
should take this opportunity of hearing
selections rendered in brilliant style by
a master of delivery.
? LIST OF NSW ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. B. Steadman-Summons.
Acta of tho General Assembly.
E, Hope-Seed Oats.
W. J. Etter-City Ordinance.
Worth & Worth-Molasses.
Irwin's Hall-Neil Warner.
New Crop Molasses.
WE offor two carg?os (350 hogsheads^
primo new crop MOLASSES, direct
from Cardenas and Havana.
WORTQ * WORTH,
Feh 10 12* Wilmington, N. C.