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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Taos 'ay ?omins:. February 13. 1972.
TU? Colombia Cnn ni.
Some anonymous scribbler, either
afraid to give his name ot more proba?
bly ashamed of it, published -au article
in the Union yesterday, which, while the
writer professedly has no intention of
taking the PHCENIX to task, makes vague,
malicious insinuations of undue motives
having prompted a late editorial of this
paper, upon the subject of the oanal.
This scribbler speuks of the piece in the
Pnamix M "purporting to be an edito?
rial." On that score, wo have to say
that it was nothing more nor lesa than
what it purported to be.
No ono questions, not even -the so
called Pearoeless, and certainly point?
less, writer, the immense benefits that
wonjd result to Columbia and to the
Whole State from a thorough bona fide
development of the great water power
which the Spragnes have purchased.
' Every right-minded citizen is anxious
to see the work progress and pushed on
to fi Dal and perfect completion. This
common desire induces us to encourage
and sustain the Sp rag nu Water Power
Company in every propor way; and u
further .inducement to us, and .what at
tho same time ?B no smnll guaranty
of tho integrity of their purposes, is the
fact that they aro meeting such spiteful
opposition in carrying on their enter?
prise.from certain State officiais, who do
but commend in the eyes of ali decent
people that which they strive most to
.condemn. Of that stripe we conceive
this1 anonymous scribbler to bo. He is
certainly no well wisher to the Stute, for
at the close of his oommncioation there
appears this expression, and here leaks
out, too, the sole motive that has im?
pelled hi8,apytril|pu8 pen:
"Let the* State re-possess itself of the
That is a most brilliant and patriotic
idea. Leithe State re-possess itself for
what? Wo will.tell him. It would be
simply to throw the canal into the hands
of the Sinking i-'und Commission, as the
other assets of the State have beep, and
to have it either sold by that commission
for a trifle to Scott & Go., or else to open
by it another door to perpetuate untold
frauds by issuing State bonds ostensibly
to develop the canal, bat really to fill
their thievish pockets. In oar mind the
grayest calamity which could befall the
State, incident to this canal, is, that the
present State authorities should regain
control of it.
Now, as to the proposed location of
the dam, to favor which, the original
article in the PIKKNIX was mainly writ?
ten, we should be glad to hear any sensi?
ble objection nrged against it. This
writer in the Union says, in effect, that
because 7,000 or 8,000 horse power can
be scoured by throwing a dam across at
Geiger's mill, no effort should be made
to place it at the penitentiary, where
donble that amount can be had. That
in strong reasoning, surely.
In conclusion, and as an offset to the
miserable pan that formed the writer's
norn da plume, we will suggest to him
though "not pearoed,"he is evidently
The House amnesty bill has at last
roached a final vote in tho Senate, aud
boen dofeatod. Mr. Sumner deserves
and is entitled to thc-credit of its defeat.
His zeal io pressing his oivii rights
amendment into the body of the bill was
prompted, i ; has all ulong appeared, by
his hostility to Grant, who had recom?
mended amnesty in his message, for no
one knew botter than Mr. Sumner that
if his amendment were adopted, tho am?
nesty bill could not pass. He was as?
sured to that effect latterly by nearly
every Senator in the body, and urged to
submit his measure as an independent
ono. He squeezed in his amendment
after all by tho casting vote of Colfax,
thors being c. tie vote of 28 to 28. Tho
amendment having boen put on, such
Republican Senators as Boreman, Hill,
Logan, Morrill (Me.), Scott, Tipton,
Trumbull and Wright, voted with tho
Democrats against tho bill, and thus de?
stroyed tho required two-thirds to pass
it, tho result being 33 to 19, twenty-one
Senators being absent. Thcro is pond?
ing in tho Senate still another lions,?
amnesty bill, but if called up for a vote,
Mr. Sumner will offctr his old amend?
ment, and tho result will bp thc same
FATAL EXPLOSION OP A MI SOI: PIE --
The Sbakopco (Minn.) Mirror, of tho
28th ult., says: On Monday last Dr.
Ovt-rholt buried his oldest child, a boy
of about three yearn. Wo learn that thc
child's death was caused by the bursting
of a mince pie, which its mother was
convoying from the oven. Thc pio be?
ing surcharged with steam-having no
vont ia tho crus*.-exploded, throwing ?
considerable quantity of tito scalding
contents about tho little unfortunate's
loco and neck, burning it so badly as to
throw it iuto convulsions, resulting in
PBKP?BD?O FOB WAB-IBON-CLADS TO
BK BUILT.-The Naval Com ca itt oe of the
House hayo agreed tp report an impor?
tant bill ^thorning tue'Seoretary of ihe
Navy to constrict tpn or more steam
vessels of war, parrying .guns of large
oalibre, tho .bulls of tho same to be built
of wood or iron, aa the Secretary may
decido, and appropriating $3,000,000 for
the same, in addition to any sam of
money that may bo realized from the
sale of vessels, machinery, ordunuoo or
materials now at the navy yards or naval
stations. The bill farther directs tho
Secretary to appoint a board of survey
to recommend the Bale of snob material
at public auction, the proceeds thereof
to bo ulso applied to the construction
und equipmout of vessels of war of the
most approved modern description, com?
bining strength, speed and effectiveness,
the plans and specifications to be fur?
nished by the Navy Department. There
is a prevailing belief among members
that thia will become a law. It would
be far better, we think, to spend a few
hundred in doing what is right, and
thereby avoid collisions that will add
hundreds of millions to the burthons of
an already over-taxed people.
NARROW GACOU CONVENTION.-An im?
portant couvemiun, composed of all the
narrow gauge railroad companies of tho
United Btates, is to be hold in St. Louis
next Juue, for tho purpose of discussing
the question whether railroads of this
description will unswor tho purpose of
roads of wider gauge, and generally of
ascertaining their cost, the expooBu of
operating,Chem and keeping them in re?
pair, the rel ut ions of their freight capa?
city .to thedemands of Ibo country, their
safety and 'bcoommodatjons as respects
passenger trafUo, and what general sys?
tem ought to be adopted- -in their con?
st ruction and management. .The con?
vention, it ia said, will be. amended by
the most eminent civil engineers nod
railroad builders of the Country, and
mav perhaps-result in a new-departure
in . 'uilway history.
Mn. EDITOR: I notice in-your issue of
tho 6th instant, certain editorial com?
ments upon the inaccuracies of the codo
of statute laws of .tho QLate.as digested
and adopted by the. Legislature. Per?
mit me to point out aa omission of a
o?anse in the jory Act of 1869, Section
first, which reads as.follows: * * "Pro?
vided, always, That the list, when com?
pleted, shall be such that the number of
Dames of white voters thereon shall
bear to thc number of names of colored
voters, us noar aa may bu, the same pro?
portion us tho whole number of white
voters bears to tho whole number of
colored voters, in the township, city or
Oonnty, as the case maybe." In digest?
ing the jury law of the State, Messrs.
Corbin, Whipper and Montgomery have
ignored this provision; although it was
iu fall force, not having been repealed
even by implication. What might some?
times be ascribed tu ignorance or care?
lessness, may have a motive. If so, was
the motive iu the case to get rid of the
trouble of having any white men on the
juries in the United States Cirouit and
District Courts, (in which they are re?
quired to be of similar proportions,) in
the trials to take place hereafter?
It is known that at the late trials in
Columbia the District Attorney was
sorely perplexed at the opening of the
court, bemuse the jury did not suit him.
He succeeded in getting a now venire of
additional jurors selected, it is said, by
his associate, Mr. Worthington. The
additiouul list had the proper proportion
of whito and colored voters; but white
and colored ulike had evidently been
selected with a scrupulous regard to
their known political prejudices. In
other words, the jurors on this new list
were pad ed-a thing so palpable to ovory
one connected with tho court, that even
somo of the officiais themselves were
forced to admit it; but excused them?
selves by saying that "it was done under
orders from Washington "
The District Attorney has apparently
used his power ns ono of tho commis
(donor* to codify the stututo law of the
State, ho as to omit from his report im?
portant proviHious of the law, when they
interioro with his convenience or plea?
sure, or Ibo ends of purty.
DEVELOPING THE GEORGIA FRAUDS.
Tho Atlanta (Qa.) Constitution says:
"Thc activo, ablo legislativo commit?
tee inquiring into Blodgott's inauugo
meat of tho Stato Road, are unearthing
such a mass of corruption as the world
rarely sccs. It is not propor, of course,
to record their labors, savo as they aro
pniclicully announced in arrests and
suits, lint we can assure our roadnrs that
tho filthy fuels aro comiog to light. It
is ubsolutoly sickening. Steal, cheat,
forgo, swindle, rob, falsify, have boen
tho programme. Every species of expe?
dient has beon resorted to for plunder?
ing tho road. Outsiders and insiders
have colluded. Hoad agents, merchants,
judges and everybody else appear crim?
inated. Relentlessly is tho committee
tracking out tho frauds. Arrests and
suits against parties littlo dreamed of
A Wisconsin paper states that a little
girl, eight years old, is begging in the
streets of Oshkosh, with a paper which
certifies that "tho bearer is a widow
with five children, iu destitute circum?
MONDAY, F EU HU AK Y 12, 1872.
j The Senate met at 12 M., President
Pausier in tho Chair.
Mr. Bookman introduced ?bill to in?
corporate the Charleston Joint S took
Company, for tho benefit of-the Slate
Mr. Corbin-To incorporate, ?tho'Peo?
ples' Sayings Institution of Charleston.
The' following bille were passed: TO
incorporate the town of Lowisvillo; to
amend tho charter pf tho itow o of Beuu
fort; to amend an ?ot entitled "AojAct
to incorporate the town of Cokosbtiry."
? preamble aud resolutions "from the
House, relative to Senators Robertson
and Sawyer, wore read, and made the
special order for 1 o'clock P. M.,
At half-past 1 o'clock, tho Senate ad?
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Houso mut ut 12 M., Speaker
Moses in tho Chair.
The following bills were passed: To
establish a publio road in Barnwell and
Orangebnrg Counties; to change tho
name of William N. Martin, and make
him one of tho legal heirs of his father;
to authorize aud requiro tho County
Commissioners of York to chnugo the
location of tho Armstrong Ford Road,
in said County; to repeal uu Act enti?
tled "An Act to provide for tho appoint?
ment of a Laud Commissioner, und to
define his powers and duties;" to iuoor
poruti! tho Brotherly Association of
Charleston; lo incorp?ralo tho Cheraw
Fire Eugiuc Company as u \ sri of the
tiro department of thc tow;1 of Cheraw;
to graut, reuow und amend the chart ri?
ot tho village of Book Hill, York Coun?
ty; to provide for the paytneut of i:i>r
tain costs uccruiug ou lauds sold by
County Treasurers at delinquent tax
sales aud purouasod by tho State; joiut
resolution nuthoriziug the State Trea?
surer to reissue stock of thu Stuto of
South Carolina; to compensate John T.
Green, .ludge of the Third Circuit, for
A bill to authorise the Mayor and Al?
dermen ol the oity of Columbia to issue
bondB, and negotiate and sell the same,
was made thu special order for Tue ida v,
at 1 o'clock P. M.
Mr. Bowley offered tho following:
Whereas we, the Representatives of
the people of South Carolina, in tho in?
terests of liberty and equality, recoptly
passed a concurrent resolution instruct?
ing our Senators and requesting our
Representatives in Congress to voto for
the passago of the supplementary civil
rights bill then pendiug in the United
States Congres*; and whereas it appears
that Hou. F. A. Sawyer and HOD. T. J.
Robertson did, notwithstanding Buch in?
structions, vote against said bill, thereby
proving reoreant to the trust imposed in
them by the Republican majority in this
State, and showing that they are opposed
to the principles of liberty and the
equality of all men; therefore, bo it
Resolved, That the said F. A. Sawyer
aud T. J. Robertson be requested to re
sign their scats io the United States
Resolved, That the Clerk of the Honse
be instructed to forward certified copies
of these resolutions to said Senators and
our Representatives in Congress, and to
the President of the Senate and Speaker
of the Houso of Representatives of the
United States Congress.
Considerable discussion ensued, but
it was finally adopted by a voto of 76
yeas aud 1) nays, and ordered to the Se?
Mr. Gilither introduced a bill to re?
quire the Laud Commissioner to issue
titles to actual settlers in Kershaw Coun?
Mr. Crittenden-To incorporate the
Beudy River Baptist Church in Green?
Mr. Goodh-ou-To re-open a public
highway iu Richland County.
A number of bills were read the sc
ooud timo nud ordered to bo engrossed.
At -1.45 tho House adjourned until to?
morrow, nt 12 M.
POLITICAL TUOUULB BREWING.-Tho
Springfield (Mass.) Republican gives a
political statement which is construed as
portending trouble. It uays:
"Senator Wilson has gone back to
Washington, utter two or three days in
Now England and New York, iu a very
alarming state of mind as to General
Grant's prospects of ro-eleotion. They
toll us from Washington that he says he
eau not tuko tho stump in tho Now
Humpshiro election unless the Preside ut
lirst 'cleans out' tho Now York custom
houso. Evcu Fornoy has got frightened
and tukou very gloomy views of the po?
litical [situation. There are no better
political barometers than Henry Wilson
and John W. Forney. They scent dan?
ger from afar, and know well when to
hi Jo from tho coming storm."
ANOTIIKH CLAIMANT FOR A SLICE OK
NBW Youie CITY.-Tho Marshalltowu
(Iowa) Times says: Messrs. Boardmau
aud Woodbury will visit Now York soon
in tho interest of Rev. Joel Edwards,
looking after tho ?82,000,000 estate,
which is located mostly in New York
cit}', und was originally loused for ninety
nine yours, which has just expired, by
Robert Edwards, tho great-grand-father
of our fricud Joel. Tho vast estate,
equal to a principality, falls to Joel and
thirty-four other hoi is. It is the opinion
of those acquainted with the facts in the
caso that, it is only a question of timo as
to its realization by tho heirs. If a com?
promise is effected Joel will soon have
- . -
Roman Catholics huvo organized
total abstinence unions in many of tho
States, and propose holding a national
convention in Baltimore, forthopurpo.se
of milking I lin organization more general,
iittractive and ellioiout,
A recent letter-writer says that in Ber?
lin, out of a population of nearly a
1,01)0,000, onlynboul 12,000 puroona at?
tend church on a Sunday.
WHAT WOULD THB SOUTH DO?-A war
between. Great Britain and the United
States would bo u very serious thing.
Both aro powerful nations-r-powerful in
all the reaomoee of men and capital re?
quired to make up a first-alass conflict.
Bach a war wonld oe fraught with un?
told calamities to all coucuraed. What?
ever might bethe fiuul issue, it is cer?
tain .that no real good could acorue| from
it to the American republic.
Supposing that such a war should en?
sue from tho present complications, thu
the que*pon wry naturally 'fiogjgnats it
self, how would the South, or rather the
people of the Southern States, stand
affected toward it? Tb IB question can?
not but be ouo of grave concern to those
who have the conduct of oar national
affairs, if indeed they seriously think of
a resort to the sword. Without ut all
intending to depreciate tho character of
the Northern people, we hold that it is a
fact not to be disputed that the people
of the fifteen Southern States constitute
by all odds tho most warlike race on the
ooutiuuut. For four years they held ut
bay by tho meru forco of-determined re?
solve aud desperate courage arm.es
whioh were to them as an hundred to
one, and at last gave up only because
they wero ntterly worn out and exhaust?
ed by tho struggle. Undismayed by
trialB und sufferings that would have
broken the spirit of uuy other people,
the South was found ready to storm a
fort, mount a breach, or take part iu thu
deadly charge Up to thu last moment
when surrender to the inevitable was
preferred to annihilation. Noue kuow
hotter .than Graut and his advisors the
importance of securing tho sympathy
and co-ope lat loti of tho Souther II people
iu a foreign war.
War with Grout Britain ou the ,i*J*uo
presented might, sud perhaps wonld be
popular with Now England, for New
England has been anxious for such au
event, in otdm to eut off competition in
her manufactures, pretty much ever
since the time wheu blue lights wero dis?
played from her coasts us a signal to the
public enemy. Tho Middle aud West?
ern States would have nothing to gain,
aud much to lose, by snob a contingency.
Aud as for the puoplo of tho Southern
States, they have not boen so justly or
generously dealt with siuce, in good
faith, they laid down their arms, at thc
termination of the late civil strife, tc
outer with uny groat enthusiasm upon
this quarrel of President Grant und lin
friends. Hud a different policy been
pursued, it might be that tho meu of thc
South would respond, with the alertness
they have never failed to show where the
national honor was at stake, to the rally?
ing cry, even though the poiut at issue
wero what it is. But if, under any cir
cuinstaoccs, they could forgot, in patri
otio enthusiasm, that the question ol
dispute betwuou the Uuited States ant1
Great Britain grows out of the counte
nance given by the latter to the Coufo
derate catine, they will scarcely do so ai
the mutter stands.
The symputhy and aid of the oppress?e
and persecuted people of the South wi
coaolude, therefore, can baldly bo ex
peotod by Grant aud his Cabinet if, ai
we do not at all beliove, they seriously
contemplate tho inauguration of hostlli
ties against Great Britain on account o
the Alabama claims.
[ Louisville Courier-Jo urn al.
This is what the New Orleans Time
says about the Mardi Gras. Aren't wi
glad wo are not thore:
During the next week New Orlean
will bo visited by thousands of strangers
ton at least of every hundred of whoa
will be subjected to the insinuating ap
preaches of "cappers," "ropersiu," ant
"short- gamo" players. The patrolmei
ou tho beats aro powerless to aid th
victims, os it is generally conceded tba
uny iuterfereuce with what are teohni
cally called "sports," subjeot a police
mau to severe reprimand, if not instan
dismissal. Those in authority over tin
force have too long neglected tho matte
to admit of even the hope that they cai
hu iuduoed to take auy steps for the pro
lection of strangers, and unless som
measures aro adopted by citizens, wo cai
look forwurd to a series of swiudliui
transactions of greater or less extout
It should at once become tho duty o
those having tho true interests of tb
community ut heart to inform sud
friends as may bo attracted from ubroui
by tho festivities of Mardi Gras, of th
exact status of the confidence men am
police, und werna list of "mun traps'
and notod "cappers" published f ir thoi
information, many pecuniary losse
might be prevented.
A BRUTAL FATUEK.-Tho Mern phi
Appeal, of Monday, tells tho followinj
story of neglect aud brutality:
"A person who farms for a liviui
some distunco from the city, rode in
spring wagon luto towu yesterday
bringing with him a little son. Afte
figuring around for an hour or two
doing worldly business, he pulled np ii
front of a grocory in the suburbs am
went iu to refresh aud oomfort hirasoll
leaving tho boy to take care of th
horses. The man met some companion
in doors with whom ho sot about bc
coaling aouvivial, as is tho custom o
thoso who congregate in suburban gre
cerics. Timo sped on, and the boy ii
tho wagou became numbed with th
cold, anti fell into a stupor. Thu "lines'
dropped from his lingers, and tho horsi
walked off. When it was timo to ditj
perse from tho grocery tho exoollou
father and fueling paront could tim
noither the wagoo nor boy. He spun
tho whole ovemug looking for them ii
the city, aud was going homo in a hal
crazed stato when he met his trust;
colored man riding in for u doctor, say
illgtho boy "Tomy was frozen to death.
The horse had walked home, and til
stiff child was found still sitting in hi
A Kansas youthful misanthrope htiui
his favonio cut and then hiing himself.
APTER TUE READING OP THE SPEECH -f
After the HuuHe of Commons bad ref ',
turned from. the House .of Lurds, Mr,
Disraeli arose, and called the attention
of 'the House to the paragraph of the
rojal spotjob io reference to tho arbitra?
tion of the. Alabama claims. He ani?
madverted at soma length npon tb?
treaty of Washington, for the faults of
which bu blamed Euri Granville and Mr.
Glid-itoue. lu view of developments
which hud boen mido by the assemblage
of the urbiu rs at Geneva, Mr. Disraeli
wanted to know wby tho Government
was exultant over the editibatiou it hud
given to Parliament on the subject.
The royal speech wai sigually unsatis?
factory, aud showed, in his opinion, that
the Government still laoked a proper ap?
preciation of the gravity of the question
at issue between England and the United
States. The American claims were
greater than those which would follow
iota] conquest. They were preposte?
rous, impraotioable, and, if admitted,
would be futal to tho power and honor
of Eugland. Yet, said Disraeli, sneer?
ingly, tho whole subject is disposed of in
one brie! paragraph of the royal speech.
Mr. Gladstone followed in reply. He
said tho treaty of Washington itself
shows that EngUnd is ready to make
every concention short of national honor
to utitablish friendly relations with Ame?
rica, and tu sotan example to be followed
by ?ither nations henceforth. The Go
vrumeut, said tho premier, is ready to
zplaiu everything in connection with
thc treaty, but it will not admit that it
hus unwittingly tnado a mistake. The
paragraph in tho treaty is tho only fair
iud uu mistakable interpretation of the
treaty, lie could, il ho desired, refer to
the preposterous character of tho Ameri?
can demands, which uf itself proved
their absurdity-for they werebu^hos no
peo [ile in tho lust extremity of war ur in
the lowest depths of national misfortune,
with the spirit of the people of Eugluud
in their hearts, would ever submit to.
[Cheers.J Mr. Gladstone concluded by
raying that tho- Government would main?
tain the position it. had takeu firmly,
though in a friendly manner.
Finn ON THE. OCEAN.-A Rio Janeiro
letter gives tho details of the lusa of (he
I steamer America. She left Buenos
Ayres on the 22d of Deoembur for Mon?
tevideo, with 134 passengers. At 1 30
A. M., on the 23d, one of the boiler
tubes, called the water point, exploded,
instantly t-cahling to death two firemen
and one coal heaver, and extinguishing
all the lights and throwing live coals
ubout the room, between the boiler and
steam pipes. A trial of the pumps
proved them unserviceable, and the fire
spread very rapidly, the vessel being
built of whito piue. The fire hoing
amidships, separated those on board into
two companies. Neither party waa able
to oo nun u H i cate with or help tho other.
A panic ensued. Of all the boats on
board-which, if properly handled,
could have saved 200 people-only two
were launched, and these wera swamped
immediately by the crazy passengers.
The officers lost control of the crew,
who, with revolvers, disputed with the
passengers the means of saving life.
The Italian steamer Villa de Salto was
passing at the time the fire started, but
the captain of the America did not, know
enongh, evidently, to hoist signals of
distress, nod not till the flames of tb?
j ship America burnt high in the air did
tho officers of the Villa de Salto know of
the affair. She immediately went to the
assistant of the America; the first man
who got on board being Capt. Rossi, of
the America. The loss of life could not
be ascertained, but over sixty perished.
No citizen of the United States wus
among the lost. Capt. Bossi remained
on tho Italian steamer, and will be
Lynched should he appear in Montevi?
deo or Buenos Ayres. A gold medal will
be awarded the Captain of tte Villa de
HOTEL ARRIVALS, January Nicker son
//OMse-Mrs O It bryce and two daughter*,
Richland; \V L Humphreys, Pa; J A Birker,
Ivlgeticld; E H J Hayes, Lexington ; J J Mah an,
Charleston; J J Oormelov, Va; J A. Mauler, B
ryson, W Ames, NO;OP Hud. Mrs Dr Web?
ster. Orangoburg; G W Farrar, Oa; J H Aiken,
Winusboro; W H McMair, Chcraw: E 0 Fiold,
High Point; W J Calnan, etty; J H Turnbull,
I J A Morrell. Md; K B Neale/, N Y; W J Wat
soii, St Louis; J li Diisonhcry, Buckeville; M
Kray, walhalla; G A Beytnoor, Charleston; J
,P Kued. Anderson; J E Beattie, F D Bush,
Central Hotel -J C F Rims, J D Frost, Rich?
land; O Knee, M Kelley. J Gill, U Gill, Bos?
ton; Mrs Hcrndon. Mrs Murphy, G Cannon,
Spartanburg; J Willitt, BC; D Clark, Balti?
more; N F itoath, EdKeQeld; J C S?llers, F A
Miles, Marion; U Nugjarn, city; J 0 Cant?
well, Texas; J U Gam?r, Ky; lt C McCutoho,
Suinter; J C Bproull, Carterville; J Wilson,
. Tn ixsFonMixu TUE COMPLEXION.- Thotrans
fornialionr produced by HAGAN'S MAGNOLIA
BALM aro quite as astonishing as ?ny scene on
tho stage of a theatre That famous boauti
llor. trausmutos a sallow, pocky-looking com?
plexion, into ono in which the lily and the
roso vio for admiration, aud imparts to a dry,
harsh akin, the softness of perfect loveliness.
Tan and freckles, which country air and sun?
light aro pretty sure to produce, in spite of
parasols and sun-downs, aro completely
obliterated by it; while n has a perfectly ma?
gical elToot in banishing nnduo redness,
hlotchod and pimples from the skin. Whon
tho lady who has used it to romody hor com?
plexional defects looks in tho mirror, she is
equally astounded aud gratified at tho im?
provements in her appearance Every bio
modi has disappeared; her nock, arms and
bosom now rival in whiteness tho snowy collar
which encircles ber throat, her chock manilos
with a peach-like bloom, and she is roady to
invoke a blessing on tho inventor of tho arti?
cle which has wroughtsuch a delightful trans?
If you desire rosy chocks and a complexion
fair und free from Pimples, Blotches and
Emptions, purify your blood by taking Dr.
Pierces Golden Medical Discovery. F .s }3
FROM BAN TO BKKBSIIZIIA.-From Charles?
ton to Dahlonega, from the sca-lmurd to tho
mountains, can ho ?cen a marked improve?
ment in tho style of buildings in tho last live
year?. Villages and farm houses dil present
-i more elegant and comfortable am? annice.
The reason is well known, lt is because in
thal period thu whole country has learned to
patroiiizu that celebrated manufacturer of
Honrs, Mudie? and Blinds, Mr. 1'. P. TOA Lr.,
Charleston, S. C. Jin 10 %
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For improving the voici-Civility.
? Xio o ?K1V-'\X texaM.
, ?rrx MATTBafK-r-l^ie ?price ul single
copies o?. iha rsKHKii is Q ve oap bs. i
Levon Argoo bas Wn appointed No?
tary Public for Orangeburg Go un ty, and
Allon W. Clement, for Anderson. Louis
F. Post bau beeu appointed Commission?
er of Deeds for the State of South Caro
lina, to reside in the. city of -New York.
A grand Masonic festival for the bene?
fit of Lebanon Lodge No. 6, A. Y. M.,
began wt Cooper Sc Taylor's hall last
evening, and will be oontinued for several
nights. Attention is directed to the ad?
vertisement for the prices of cards of ad?
Mr. J. J. McCarter, of the firm of
Bryan Sc McCarter, is lying dangerously
ill of pneumonia. Judge Bryan, his
brother-in-law, in here in attendance on
..The damage dona to the new works on
the Colombia Casal, caused by the late
freshet, is very-slight.
Attention is directed to the notice, in
another oolnmn, to real estate owners, in
reference to the condition of tho pave?
ments in front of their residences.. The
ten days' notice required by law is there
It is currently reported that ?be -Ge?
neral Assembly will not adjourn ?tn? che
ou tho 16th iust., but will take a recess
until April 1, next.
The Republican County Convention
met in this city, on Saturday last, and
elected the following delegates to the
State Convention: Congressman Elliott,
Senator Nash, Postmaster Wilder and
Ben j. Macon, a Trial Justice at Ches?
ter, has been removed by the Governor.
Wo regret to state that the accident to
Maj. D. B. Miller was even more serions
than reported in our issue of Sunday.
His leg was broken below the knee; in?
stead of his ankle being dislocated, as
We are requested to state that Mr.
Neil Warner, the eminent dramatic
artist, will appear again before the peo?
ple of Columbia on Tuesday and Wednes?
day evenings, of this week. Mr. Warner,
who is now suffering from a severe attack
ot catarrh, hopes to be able by that time
to make his appearance in his favorite
PHONIXANA.-A mathematician has
published a pamphlet, entittled "A New
Method of Counting Specie." As it don't
require more than half our time to count
all the specie we have on hand at any
one time, by the old method, we can at
present see no good reason for making
Eleven editors have sunk from a life
of honest poverty to Congress.
"Beady maid" bridal costumes are
appropriately advertised in a New Jer?
A bad sign-to sign another man's
name to a note.
It is said that "hot soup produces a
red nose." If so, some men in Colum?
bia must drink a deal of hot soup.
"Taxes are high," says an exchange.
Yes, but they reach down far enongh to
touch the lowest members of society.
Those days are lost in which we do nc
good; those worse than lost, in which we
The idle hoar is the devil's opportu?
Method is the very hinge of business,
and there is no method without punctu?
So slowly does laziness travel that po?
verty soon overtakes it.
For removing stains-Repentance.
MUm ABBAMO?CHNTS.- The Northern
mail opens at 8.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mai!
opens9.00 A. M.; closes 1.80 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to ? P. M.
COURT OF Gmraniii SKSSIONB- Febru?
ary 13,1872.--The court mut at 10 A. M.,
Judge Melton presiding.
The State vs. Abraham Gordon-groud
larceny. The jury returned into court,
and rendered a verdict of guilty.
The State vu. David Falk, white, Isaac
Friday and Willium Williams, colored,
for murder, tvero arraigned and put upon
thoir trial. Attorney-General Chamber?
lain and Solicitor Barnwell appeared for
tho State and Messrs. Trudewell and
H?ge for the defence. As our readers
will recollect, this was the case whore a
convict in the South Carolina Peniten?
tiary lost his lifo from inhuman treat?
ment. It is pr< bable that tho case will
ocenpy tu3 court for several days.
Tho Ccurt adjourned at 1 o'clock until
j to-morrow, at 10 A. M.
LIST OF NEW Ai?vEnTisEMi:sTs.
I Irwin's Hall-Neil Warner.
Communication Columbia Lodge.
Building aud Loan Stock for Sale.
Mayor Alexuuder-City Ordinance.
Meeting Palmotto Fire Company.
! I. E. Orchard-Chess Club.
Meeting Y. M. C. A.
C. J. Houston-Masonic Festival.
Armstrong, Cntor k Co.-Millinery.