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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wearies lay Morning:, February 14, 72.
Taxation-TtxK State Deist.
Under this omin?os heading the ring
organ of Monday's date makes a most
argent appeal to the Legislature to pat
the screws to our already overburdened
tax-payers. Under a false and ridiculous
plea of making provisions to discharge
"'our just debts and obligations," it
would spnr the Legislature on to impos?
ing farther exactions apon the property
holders to meet the forged claims which
those whom the Union sustains have
palmed off against the State.
Sajs this sapient political economist
of tbe Union: "There is one thing cer?
tain, and that is that the interest ou the
public debt cannot be paid without first
making the necessary provisions to raise
the money to pay it with."
This is a most sage proposition, re?
markable alike for the profundity of the
idea, and the elegance with which it is
expressed. But there seems to us ono
other equally important question to bo
decided before these "necessary provi?
sions to raise funds to pay the Interest
with" should bo made. It might not bo
amiss to ascertain first what is necessary
Jto be done beforo we sot about to do it.
?Oomuitm senso would suggest that, at
least, tho amount of the public debt
should be discovered and fixed beforo
?provisions are attempted to be made to
JJ ay tho interest. A" Radioal investigat?
ing committee-of the General Assembly
has figured it out at the sum of $26,
000,000, and upwards. Our beloved Go?
vernor makes a more modest estimate o'
* fraction lesa than $12,000,000. While
Mr. Comptroller Neagle, whom we are
inclined to believe has, for once, struck
in the neighborhood of truth, says that
to many bonds have been issued in such
mysterious modes that he is unable to
moke any reliable or satisfactory state?
ment ol the outstanding liabilities of the
State. How could the Legislature take
any intelligent action in the premises,
even if the fabulous indebtedness had
.been honestly contracted, when their in?
formation as to the amount o' tba debt
is so vogue and indeterminate? Scott's
organ admits that the debt "has been
largely in o reas o d," but excuses it on the
ground that it "was brongbt about by
?reason of the inability of the Financial
Agent acting for this State to redoom his
collateral* pledged for loans." It makes
very little differeuco how or by what par?
ticular member of the Radical financial
ring the bonds were issued; the question
?is what right had Scott & Co. to issuo
'them at all, and what has become of the
money? That the laws under authority
of whioh the pledging or issuing of the
bonds is protended to have been made
really conferred such powor, was, to Bay
the least of it, unknown to even tho ma?
jority of the Republican members of tho
General Assembly, and was, therefore,
plainly not the intention of the Acts at
the time of their passage.
Further, the labored secrecy with
whioh the Financial Board conducted
"their transactions, and the many falso
representations made, and the aotual
denial of any inoreascd issuo of bonds,
until r.t last, from tho disclosures mado
by the American Bank Noto Company,
i>be statements of tho Governor of South
Carolina were shown to be worthless, all
go to establish tho fact that tho Finan?
cial Board itself wus fully aware of the
illegality, to use tho mildest term, of
their proceedings. Besides this, tho
Acts referred to-admitting, for tho sako
of argument, that they might be con?
strued into granting the authority
claimed by tho Financial Board-are
unconstitutional, and, therefore, void.
We biso thia assertion upon tho exposi?
tion of tho Constitution delivered by
Robert K. Scott, in his lute special mes?
sage to the General Assembly, whoroiu
he cites it as commanding that "the
General Assembly shall provide for an
-annual tax sufficient to defray the esti?
mated expenses of tho State for each
year; and whenever it shall happen that
such ordinary expenses of the Stato for
any year shall exceed tho income of tho
State for such year, the General Assem?
bly shall provide for levying a tax for
the ensuing year, sufficient, with other
sources of iuoome, to pay the deficiency
of the preceding year," &o. The evi?
dent intendment of this provision, ex?
pressed in suoh mandatory terms, is to
?prohibit and prevent just such a dan?
gerous mode of raising funds as has
"been resorted to by theFinanoial Board,
when they professedly pledge, but prac?
tically ?nd really issue, State bonds to
meet the current expenses of govern?
ment. Whoever heard beforo of any
government thal mado even a pretenso
of consulting the welfare of its citizens,
borrowing money on short time and at
ruinous rates of discount, or borrowing
.rooney at all, to pay its ordinary ox
pens?e ? We are proud to say that Sooth
Carolina, ?han the "old fogies" directed
her affairs, was ignoranfct?f snob, "prin?
cipio B of fin ii nco."
Bot why has not a fuffloient ifioome
been raised by taxation to meet the or?
dinary expenses of the Government
nineo 18G8, the year that B. K. Scott,
that gentleman of such boasted execu?
tive and administrative ability, took
charge of the helm ol State? The ap?
propriations by the Legislature have
been extravagant and unheard of before
in South Carolina, truly, but the rate of
taxation has been far more than propor
While the estimated expenditures of
the Government has been a little more
than double what they were beforo the
war, the amount forced from the people
by taxation has been four times as large:
and that, too, when the property of the
State has been dimiaishod more than
half, making tho rate of taxation eight
times as great; and when we take into
consideration the increased assessed
value put upon real estate, even greater
The Union now says that the people
have not paid thoir taxes. It may suit
the Union's views to say that now, when
it is attempting to justify the fraudulent
acts, of the Financial Board; but that
consistent journalist should not forget
how exultantly and continuously ho
boasted of tho prompt manner in which
tho taxes were paid, when it was work?
ing to bolster up tho price of the State
securities. Moro than this, if there are
delinquent tax-payers to a large number,
and they not the "hard-handed farmers?"
as the Union says, but men of wealth
and in prosperous husmeas, why in the
name of common sense are they not
made to pay, and what excuse or justifi?
cation can their refusal to pay afford
to this illogical man of the Union for
still heavier impositions upon the
punctual though "hard-handed" farmers.
lu our opinion, the General Assembly
will render more service to the State,
and rollout moro oredit npon itself, if it
will first direot its efforts to ascertaining
what has become of the enormous sums
of money already wrnag from the peo?
ple, before it attempts to make pro?
visions for torturing them out of moro.
TU? Clly Hand Bill.
The bill to authorize the Mayor and
Aldermen of the city of Columbia tc
issue bonds, and to negotiate and sell
the same, passed a second reading in thc
House, yesterday. We are informed
that there were seven amendments tc
the bill, the speoifio terms of all of whict
we were unable to ascertain. One re
I quiring tho immediate satisfaction of th<
debt of $75,000, contracted by the oitj
fothers with Dr. Neagle, and the releas*
of the $250,000 in bonds secretly issuer!
and pledged to him as security for th<
loan, is very proper; as, also, another
which was offered by Mr. Hurley, enc
adopted, prohibiting the City Counai
from investing any ol the proceeds o
tho bonds in the purchase ol franchise
or privileges. This amendment, it ii
understood, was intended to baulk i
nice little scheme, which is said to bi
on foot, to purchase from Dr. Neugl
the Conguree Bridge, which ho has ii
process of reconstruction, and designe*
selling nt u moderate profil to the city
But, crowd in as many and as propo
amendments as certain better dispose*
members may, tho bill can never b
construed into anything else than
swindle upon tho defenceless propert,
holders of the city. Thoro is no nocet
sity to raise funds in that mauner; thet?
is no guaruuty that the funds, whe
raised, will not be squandered; and fm
ther, the mannor in which tho finance
of the city have alroady boen fraude
leutly tampered with, by tho presen
Council, should satisfy every even cou:
paratively honest niomber of tho Logis
ture thut they aro not fit to bo eutrusto
with still greator power to do misohie:
We havo lost all hope of preservin
tho State from bankruptcy, and can loo
to nothing else save repudiation t
rescue the people from tho thraldom (
tho enormous and illegal debt that hf
been contracted; but our oity finano<
aro in a tolerably fair condition, and
does seem too hardthat they, too, shoul
bo engulfed in that same maelstrom c
ruin that has swallowed up our Stal
credit. It is of no use for Radicals I
say that this is all Demooratio cant, au
that thero is no canso for suoh grave a]
prehension. They said tho same thin
in roforcnoo to the extravagant appropr
ntions and expenditure of the funds <
tho State, from the beginning of tho n
constructed State Government; but tl
truth and justice of tho complaints an
warnings made by tho conservative prci
is but too painfully manifest in the sa
consequences that havo followed as pr
dieted. Thoro is ono hope still left thi
this iniquitous mensuro will not becon
u law, and that is, ia tho oonsorvatis:
and good sonso of tho Sonato. ftp.ai
the property holders of Colombia, ye
rneu of the Senate, thia additional and
TUESDAY, FBBBTJABY 13, 1872.
Tbe Sonata met at 12 M., President
Runsior in the Chair.
Mr. Bookman introduced a bill to pro?
vide for tho payment of juror? and wit?
Mr. Bioman-A bill to amend Section
158 of the Code of Procedure.
Mr. Leslie-Concurrent resolution ap?
pointing a joint committoe of one mem?
ber of the Senate and-members of
the HOUBC of Representatives to investi?
gate the affairs of the present County
Commissioners of Barnwell.
Mr. Hay ne-Resolution requesting the
Qovernor to inform the Senate if the
Treasurer of Chesterfield County bas
complied with the law in giving bond.
The Speaker attended in the Senate,
when tho following Aots were ratified:
To authorize the erection of a certain
bridge over Wateres River, in Kershaw
County; to incorporate tho Merchants'
and Farmers' Building and Loan Asso?
ciation of Richland County; to author?
ize Clerks of tho Courts of Common
Pleas to take testimony in certain cases;
to incorporate tho Carolina Cil Company
of Columbia; to authorize the County
Commissioners of Charleston to piuco a
flat nt Bonneau's Ferry; to provide for
tho redomptiou of certain lands sold un?
der orders of Gen. E. R. S. Cunby for
tuxes; to regulate tho lubor of persous
confined iu the South Carolina Peniten?
tiary; to require tho County Commis?
sioners of Barnwell to construct a jail nt
Blackville, the County seat; to provide
tho manner of obtaining the right of
way where lands ure surrounded by other
lands; to incorporate the Wallingford
Church and Academy of Charleston; to
alter and amond au Act entitled "An
Act to charter the town of Hamburg;"
to establish a public road in Barnwell
and Orangeburg Counties; to repeal an
Aot entitled "An Act to provide for the
appointment of a Land Commissioner,
and to define his powers and duties; to
incorporate the Cheraw Firo Engine
Company as a part of tho fire depart?
ment of the town of Cheraw.
At3 o'clock P. M., Senate adjourned
until to morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Mose? in the Chair.
Tho following bills were passed: To
incorporate the Columbia Jockey Club;
to grant and renew the oharter of thu
town of Rook Hill, in York County; to
incorporate the village of Little Rock,
in Marion County, and for other pur?
poses therein mentioned; to authorize
tho Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Columbia to issue bonds and negotiate
the same, with numerous amendments.
The calendar was gone through with,
aud a largo uumber of bills received a
second reading, whioh occupied the at?
tention of tho House np to 4 o'olock P.
M., when the House adjourned until 12
BISHOP LYNCH THE PROBABLE SUCOES
soit OF THE LATE PRIMATE.-Tho Now
York Evening Post, of Thursday, in an
editorial notice of the late Archbishop
He was to have soon received ono of
tho highest honors his church could have
bestowed; for it is rumored that next
spring ho would have been made a Car?
dinal, in company with the English
Archbishop of Westminster, and the
Telgian Archbishop of Malines-two of
tho most notable prelates of Northern
Europe. Ono of the favorite plans of
the late Archbishop was the extension of
Roman Catholicism among the freed?
men of tho South. The splendid idea of
bringing into the bosom of the Holy
Mother Church over 3,000,000 of con?
verts, was certainly worthy of tho atten?
tion of any prelate, aud Dr. Spalding
organized a missionary system in tho
?Southern States which is now iu activo
operation. His death will causo regret
iu the Vaticau as well as in his own dio?
cese, for with the late Archbishop Pius
IX was probably better acquainted than
with any other American prelate. Tho
sucoession to his ollico will involve cer?
tain changes iu tho administration of
several of tho dioceses. A regular sys?
tem of promotion seems to prevail in
tho Catholic ecclesiastical affairs, and as
Dr. Lynch, of South Carolina, is now
tho most prominent of Roman Catholic
Bishops, it is thought probable by thoso
who ought to know that ho will bo tho
A NICE LITTLE GAME DEFEATED.
From information wo.have received, tho
result of the Republican Stato Conven?
tion, broke, up a nico little game that
"cortain follows" in Columbia wero try?
ing to play. It seems that Worthington,
(Radical uarpct-baggor,) is anxious to bo
sent tu tho Philadelphia Convention,
aud in order to bo olectod a delagate, is
is trying to get delegates in the State
Convention friendly to his interest. To
do this ho has sent bis runners to differ?
ent parts of tho Stato to manipulate tho
County elections. The train on Satur?
day from Columbia brought tothisplaoe
Smurt, MoDowell aud Moore, the throe
mis-representatives from this County,
together with tho notorious June Mob
ley, and one or two hangers on, who
wero to bring about tho election of
Smart, McDowell and Mooro as dele?
gates. The honest workingmen from
the country saw through this plot, and
"squashed" it completely.
A Mr. Warren Nottingham, of Macon,
whilo hunting iu Houston County re?
cently, tried tho oxporiment of dragging
a shot-gnu over tho fence after him.
His left arm is uow in a sling.
A religious war, for tho succession be?
tween the partisans of two colored
preachers, is running Savannah crazy.
Twenty-five policemen preserve order in
tho church very nicely.
: .ON THE OTHER LEO.-In Robeson
County, in North Carolina, a band of
csttaws have-their camp, and from it
have issued any d?y fot those four years
to rob, and, when it snits their purpose,
to mordor the . helpless people or tho
vicinity. Rewards, mo Ht tempting in
amount, have been insufficient to secure
the capture of any ono member of the
gang; indeed, suob is the immunity they
enjoy, purchased by years of successful
plunder and nnawed rapine and violence,
that'they boldly ride along the publio
highways and swagger through tbe
streets of the neighboring towns, with
not a band brave enough to attempt to
With all of this, this reckless band of
midnight marauders, of swaggering
assassins, has never been styled the "Ku
Klux," nor has ever Federal authority
interfered to protect their victims. They
make daily forays through the whole
country around, openly exact levies of
money and provisions from the fright?
ened population. But the Federal
judiciary that despatched United States
marshals, aided by United States bayo?
nets, to the upland Counties of South
Carolina, and scoured the conviction of
hundreds of ignorant and hapless coun?
try yonnkels, is bliud to the desperuto
condition of affairs in and about the
little village of Suuflletowu in the ad?
joining Stuto of North Carolina. Wo
are nut aware that the victims of Low
rey's band of desperadoes have ever ap?
pealed to tho United States authorities
for assistance; wc only comment upon
tho distinction mado between Henry
B?rry Lowrey, tho negro murderer and
unchecked freebooter, and Dr. William
Avery, tho respectable citizen who has
expatriated himself to avoid au illegal
aud an unjust couvictiou. Dut Dr.
Avery' was a white man und a Democrat,
while tho savage Low roy is a mulatto
und a Radical partisan.
It is stated that the force and influence
of Lawrey's gang were used to support
tho carpet-buggers Holden and Boole,
and that its victims have uuiformly been
the enemies of tho Administration.
This may oo taken with a grain of suit,
but undoubtedly the politicial bias of
this negro outlaw and his band of black
ruffians is toward the Radical authorities
of his State and of the South. Under
the terrorism established by tho rule of
these lawless desporadoes the people are
abandoning their homos and leaving the
country to their tender mercies. The
State authorities have given them no
aid-the Federal authorities seem not
disposed to render them their assistance.
The psopio might tuke the law in their
own hands, but the proscriptive aud
partial measures of the Federal authori?
ties have placed even this last resort out
of their power. It is very certain that
if Lowrey had in reality been one of the
so-called Ku Klux, or if, as is intimated,
he had not served the purposes of tho
authorities, the blood-stained camp of
this dismal swamp would long since have
beon dispersed, and tho members of the
lawless gang brought to deserved jus?
tice. But there is oue law in the recon?
structed States for the white and an?
other for the black-aud Henry Lowrey
profits by the distinction..
RADICAL Pow-wow.-There was quito
a gathering of "the faithful loyalists"
hero last Saturday, tho occasion boing a
convention of delegates from the various
leagues in the County to elect delegates
to the Radical State Convention, which
meets in Columbia the 19th of this
month, to Bend delegates to tho National
Republican Convention which convenes
in Philadelphia next May, and which
will nominate Republican candidates for
President and Vice-President. After
considerable wrangling, and a large
amount of "big talk," the following per?
sons were elected from this County to
the State Convention: L. W. Duvall,
Henry Jacobs and Henry Johnson, tho
two lost named colored. The announce?
ment of these names, as elocted, caused
bitter disappointment, so wo have been
informed, to the "legislative clique,"
who strained every muscio to have them?
selves chosen as delegates, but who, wo
aro rejoicod to know, wore overwhelm?
If tho honest colored workingmen will
do likewiso iu tho legislative contest next
October, they will not only bettor their
own condition, but advance thu iuterests
of tho State at lurge.- Winnsboro News.
AN APPALLING DEATH.-A goutlcman
who was a passenger on tho train lately
wrecked on the Rock Island (III;) Rail?
road, says tho soono was indescribably
horrible. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Rains,
and their little child, wero scated in tho
fore part of tho cur when tho collision
occurred, and woro thrown by tho tele?
scoping of tho cars to the rear. Tho
husband was extricated without great
difficulty, but it was fouud impossible to
remove the debris from tho wife. Her
head and a portion of tho body wero ex?
posed, and hor frantic cries for assistanoo
for the child wero hoart-ronding. The
little thing was finally gotten out, but
the poor woman was soon wrapped in
fiamos, aud hor screams and prayers
grew weaker and weaker until silenced
in death. Mr. Rains' injuries, it is
feared, will provo fatal, as ho was still
unconscious when our informant left.
A VIOILANCE COMMITTEE EVAPORATED.
The telegraph reported that Leonard
Stough, of Richmond, Ky., murdored
his wifo last week, and was then taken
from the jail by a crowd of neighbors
and hanged. That Stough killed his
wifo was true, and ho still remains in
jail to answer tho chargo of murder, nor
have tho people of Richmond, Ky., at?
tempted to interfore with the duo course
of law, which, they seem anxious to
have it understood, is effectively exe?
cuted in their neighborhood.
Mrs. Sherman, who bas boen men?
tioned ns "tho Connecticut Borgia," is
roportod happy and confident of acquit?
GENERAL MAURY'S ACCOUNT or THE.
ASSAULT UFOH HIM.-I went into a Bleep*
jog nar at Chattanooga to ^Beanie some
hours of rest. The conductor of the1
sleeping car met mo end politely in-,
formed me that any of tho berths would
bo at my service, as bo had no other
passengers. I laid my traveling bag
and shawl upon a seat, and fell into a
civil ohat with the conductor, during
which be informed me be woe from
Louisa County, Virginia, the adjoining
County to my own, SpottBylvanin. I
asked him his name. He said his name
was Trice. I turned from him, and,
without a word, took np my yaliso and
shawl and went out of the steeping oar
and went into the next in front.
I had beeu in that oar about five or
ten minutes when I missed the cape of
my over-coat, and thinking I might
have left it in the restaurant of the
depot, wont hastily in and asked the
proprietor if I had left my cape there.
He told me no. I theo went into the
sleeping oar to look for it. and found it
in the seat, where I had placed it. I
took it up, and was on my way out of
tho cara with it when the same conduc?
tor cou fronted mo, and said to this
"You left thia car very abruptly just
now, sir; why did you do so?" His
manner was aggressive. I replied, "Be?
cause, sir, I chose to do so;" and theo,
with coarse language and insolent mau
nor, he demanded again my reasons. I
replied, "I left tho car because you ure
the author of a scandal upon tho South?
ern people.." Ho thou ran Lo tho stove,
took up au iron poker, about eighteen
inches long, uud carno quickly up to ino
with it, denouncing und threatening mo
in violent and foul terms, uutil I hud
reached tho door of the sleeping cur,
when, just as I stepped out upon the
platform of the car, ho suddenly caught
mo around thc neck with tho arm hold?
ing his lautem, threw me down upou
the platform, and struck me rupidly and
violently ou tho back of my head with
the poker. He inflicted several outs
upou my head and several upon my
arms ?before he was prevented, by Mr.
Peck, the brakesman, from further vio?
I had no weapon upon my person, nor
anywhere within reach, and, having
been maimed in both my hands, was at
his morey from tho moment he throw
These are the main facts knofvn to me
about this outrage. I lay them before
yon, and am respectfully, yours,
DABNE? H. MAURY.
It is a pity that the carpet-bag Go?
vernors of the South are not allow.tl to
enjoy their ill-gotten gains in peace and
quiet. By virtue of Radical counte?
nance and oongressioual support they
have each been enabled to secure com?
fortable, not to say immense, fortunes,
although wrung from the ruin of a de?
pressed people, and yet they are not ex?
empt from persecution. Here we have
Bnllook, of Georgia, a fugitive from the
State of his adoption; Scott, of South
Carolina, disturbed by threats of prose?
cution; Davis, of Texas, and Clayton, of
Arkansas, in trouble over an illegal as?
sumption of power undertaken in return
for moneys received, and, to oap the cli?
max, the telegraph reports that Florida's
gubernatorial Btep-sou is to be impeached
->y the General Assembly for corrupt ma?
nipulation of railroad affairs. Will Con?
gress do nothing to save its proteges
from being hounded in thiB unjust way
by a rebellious people?
DRY GOODS ADVANCING IN PKIOE.
Domestio dry goods are advanoing; ditto
foreign dry goods. Io the latter, we are
told, the demand for the more elegant
makes of foreign mills never was greater
than it seoms to be this year, thus far.
In the former the record is, iu bleaohod
and brown goods an upward tendenoy
on almost every staple; also, a scarcity
on most of standards. There has been
much activity this woek in cloths, cassi
meres, satinets, Seo., and large sales are
mado by agents to city and out-town
buyers. At present there is a full stock,
as a general thing, of woolen goods.
Tho Mai i tan blacks and tho same make
in gold mixed are worth in jobbers'
hands from ?1.10 to 91.20. In alf de?
partments of the trade more than com?
mon activity is reported, and on cotton
goods-in both domestio and foreign
fair prices are obtained and largo amounts
sold.-New York Express.
-? ? ? ?
Tho Havona Official Gazette publishes
additional orders regarding tho Chioeso
Cuba. For tho present, all applications
of Chinese for permits to change their
places of residence or become Spanish
subjects will not be entertained. Tho
Government also refuses to grant pass?
ports to free Chinamen who may bo de?
sirous of leaving the country. China?
men found without police documents,
from whatever cause, will be Bent to the
Government yards or depositories, and
then bo compelled to work at forced
labor. The measure is intended for the
sole benefit to the planters, who thus
obtain oheap labor at very low rates.
Tho measure will also tend to lessen the
number of Chinese vagrants.
At tho Cirouit Court in Yorkville, last
week, the negro Ku Klux, Maj. Joe.
Carter, and bia gang, who committed
such groBs outrages last winter, wore
triod and convicted. The notorious
"Major" was sentenced to five years'
imprisonment in the penitentiary, the
"Captain" to three years, and others of
the gang to terms of imprisonment vary?
ing from a few mouths to one year. Sni?
der, the policeman, who shot Tom John
sou in Yorkville, last year, was acquitted.
Peter Culp, iodictod for the murder of
his wife, was convicted, and sentenced to
bo hanged on tho second Friday in
Tho Southern Celt, ni ter a suspension cf
sovorul months, is to be revived in Char?
leston again about the first of March.
Mr. James Brennan is its proprietor.
' CITY MATTEk?. -??Tht? pric? Al 'Atngie
Copies of tho Vpa?six Is Ijfc&fe]^* V *
Gov. Scott has removed 0/AL Thomp?
son, Trial Justice for Kershaw County,
and has made the following appoint
ments: Notaries Public-0. C. Turnor,
for Spartanburg; Leven Argoe, Oak
Grove, Orangebnrg; A. W. Clement,
This is St. Valentine's Day. The sen?
timental and comi?, missives sent through
tho post office, to-day, will yield a hand?
some sum to Unole Sam, and canse many
heart throbbings and "cuss words" on
the part of recipients.
The Lenten season begins to-day-*
being Ash Wednesday.
The Penitentiary is in receipt of a new
water-wheel, of Thos. Leffel's patent.
It revolves horizontally, and measures
five and a half feet in diameter. The
full capacity of this wheel is 800 horse?
power, and the amount of water re?
quired to supply it, with the buckets all
open, is 9,800 oubio feet per minute.
The quantity of water can be gauged so
os to use little or much. The wheel was
manufactured at Dayton, Ohio.
Charles H. Krumbhaar bas been ap?
pointed a Commissioner of Deeds for
South Carolina, at Wilmington, N. C.
lathe case of George W. Patterson,
et ai, vs. the South Carolina Railroad
Company, by consent of parties, the
Governor has appointed Col. F. W.
McMoster as a special judgo to hear the
We learn that the Wilmington, Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad bridge,
over the Wateree River, was in Bach a
dangerous condition yesterday, caused
by the recent rising of the river, that
the trains did not cross it.
A sharp storm of wind and rain passed
over this city, last evening, at early dark.
Dr. Dean Clark will deliver a series of
leatures oh Spiritualism, at Irwin's Hall,
commencing to-morrow evening, at half
past 7 o'olook. Read the announcement
Mr. P. Cantwell has just received a
lot of fresh and tempting grooeries-cod
fish, lobster, salmon, eta
It is reported that there is a man in
the Legislature who pronounces regime
COURT OF GENEBAL SESSIONS.-The
case of tho State vs. David Falk, white,
Isaac Friday and William Williams, co?
lored, indicted for murder, oconpied the
attention of the coart, yesterday, ap to
the hoar of adjournment. This morn?
ing, at 10 o'clock, the arguments in the
case will be commenced.
Main ARRANGEMENTS.-Tba Northern
mail opens at 8.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; CIOBOS 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 mail
opens 9.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
DBAMATIC.-Mr. Warner and Miss
Rawlinson gave another entertainment,
last evening, at Irwin's Hall. The re?
citations wore fully up to those on pre?
vious occasions, notwithstanding the
apparent fact that Mr. W. still labored
under his recent attack of catarrh. This
evening will be the last opportunity for
our citizens to listen to Mr. Warner's
THE PALMETTO STEAM FIBE ENGINE.
The now steam fire engine for the Pal
mottoes is expected to be here to-day or
to-morrow. The committees to collect
funds to pay for her will call upon our
citizens for what is already subscribed,
and thoso who have not been called on
may be propared for a visit from the
oommittoe. As this is an object in which
all are interested, and tho members of
that company huve exerted themselves
to accomplish, it is hoped that tho re?
sponse to their call will bo cheerful and
liberal. In a few days the steamer will
be tested in pablio, of which dae notice
will be given.
INQUEST.-The coroner's jory, in the
case of Mary Ann Wooten, who was
found dead on Thursday, the 1st instant,
thirteen miles from Columbia, laying in
the road leading to Camden, by Rice
Creek, and whom it was supposed had
boen burned to death, mot, pursuant to
adjournment, at the sohool house, near
Jackson's Creek Church, and proceeded
to investigate the causo which led to her
death. After an examination of the
witnesses, the jury returned the follow?
That the deceased came to her death
from some canso to the jurors unknown;
that ber body had been burned, but
whether by aooident or otherwise the
jury are unable to say.
LIST OP NEW ADVBBTISEMENTS.
I. E. Orchard-Notice.
Dr. Dean Clark-Leotares.
Hosteller's Stomnoh Bitters.
Convocation Columbia Chapter.
P. Cantwell-Cod Fish, &o.