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COLUMBIA, s. c.
Thurs?ay Morning, February 15,1872.
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Another Door to Fnnd,
There is a bill which bas passed the
Senate, and which will come ap for a se?
cond reading in the House, ander a
special order, if our information be cor?
rect, at 1 o'olook P. H., to-day, whioh it
may not be amiss for us to notice; for it
doubtless is intended to afford another
sly opportunity to enrich some few fa?
vored raaoals at the expense of the pub?
lic. The bill ia entitled "A bill to pro?
vide for the construction of a new Oonrt
House in und for the County of Ki oh
lund." The ostensible object of tho bill,
as sot forth in the title, ia not au impro?
per one. All of the Aots of the Le?
gislature, indeed, designed to cover
fraud and swindle tho people, have fair
sounding titles that tend to docoivo and
give no intimation of the rascality that
underlies them. The objection to this
bill rusts in the mode by whioh tho de?
sired end is to be effected. Richland
County is without a Conrt House. It is
highly desirable that one should be
built, and though the burdens upon the
people in tbe way of taxes are already
heavy, and will probably be atilt more
onerous and intolerable, the tax-payers
of Richland would not be vehemently
opposed to contributing a proper sum
for that parp?se. What they do desire,
however, and what they most undoubt?
edly have a right to demand and to have
assured them, is, that no more money
will be required of them than is abso?
lutely necessary to accomplish the pur?
pose proposed; that every possible guar?
antee be given that the funds raised will
be honestly applied, and that the work
to be done will be carried out in the
most economical way. Now this bill to
provide for the erection of a Court
Honse, in its first seotiou, proposes to
"direct, authorize and empower" the
County Commissioners to sell and con?
vey the large and valuable lot on the
corner of Main and Washington streets,
where the old Court House was situated,
as the first step in the business. The
second seotiou "directs, authorizes and
empowers" the said commissioners to
purchase some other suitable site for the
new Court Honse.
In the first place, assuming that the
sale of the old lot and the purchase of
the now wonld be transacted in a bona
fide manner, and for the best interests of
the Count;, we hold that a change in
the location of the Court House is both
undesirable and will occasion serious in?
convenience and loss. There is no more
central, convenient and in every way
suitable site in the aity of Columbia
than that on which the old Court Honse
stood. Besides this, most of the legal
fraternity have offices on that square.
Those offices aro unfit for any other use
than that which they are now put to,
and if the Court House is removed,
there will be entailed upon them a very
serious loss, and without, as we can see,
any commensurate benefit to the pablic.
But what possible advantage is there
to be gained by the sale of tho old lot
and thu purchase of the new? It is spe?
ciously argued that the old lot, being
very valuable, can bo sold for a high
price, and another site, equally eligible,
can bo obtained for a much loss sum.
That the old Court House lot in a very
valuublu one is trne, and for that reason
we maintain that it should remain the
property of. the County; that an equally
eligible site can be secured for a lose
sam, we doubt most emphatically.
The whole scheme is nothing more, ac
we veritably believe, than a put up job
to enable some greedy speculator to pos?
sess himself of a valuable piece of pub?
lic property for less than its worth, oi
to enable some no less greedy speonlutoi
to sell a worthless piece of property foi
a fabulous prioe, or both; and in eitbei
event, to furnish a handsome little com?
mission to tho parties who engineer thc
Tho bill, ns it comes from the Se?ale,
provides nlso for the levy and collen
tion of a spcciul tux of oue-uud-u-hull
mills on the dollar, "for the purpose ol
raising additional means f?r tho cou
Btructiou of the new Court House'
This is not excessive. Tho House Com
mitteo on Public Buildings bnvo, how
ever, ia their report on tho Seuuto bill,
recommended certain amendments.
Tho first is, that the pluce of thc
County Commissioners shall bc supplied
with the names of J. H. Brynut, B. M.
Wallace, W. B. Nash, S. B Thompsou
and TKiop Goodaon, who aro to consti?
tute a special commission to sell mid
convoy tho old Court Honse lot-uol
after fifteen days' advertisement und ul
public outcry, as tho origiuul bill pro?
scribed, but upon "such terms nud con?
ditions as to them moy soem proper."
This looks decidedly fishy. Wo huvo no
objection to a special commission being
appointed; but whit honest motive can
there be la mBPttBg the restriction* ?*
to the manner of the sale?
We would suggest, too, to the Legis*
tature, the justioofmd propriety of plac?
ing upon this committoe at least two
persons oat of the five who will repre?
sent and oom maud the entire confidence
of the tax payers of the County. There
is no remuneration in the business foran
honest man, but vre think wo can safely
say that there isn't a gentleman in the
County who would not willingly and
gadly lend his Bcrvices in the matter pro
Another amendment is, to leave the
rate of the speoial tax blank, to be filled,
we presume, by any figure the County
Commissioners may deem necessary and
The proper way, in our opinion, to
arrange that matter, is to let a commis?
sion, conotituted as we suggest, of at
least two representatira property holders
ot the County and three colored citi?
zens-Bryant, Nash and Thompson, if
they desire it-first ascertain and deter?
mine, by advertising for proposals of
contraotors, what is the least amount for
whioh a proper building oan be ereoted;
and then let the rate of the speoial tax
be fixod accordingly.
HOPES ron AMNESTY.-A Washington
letter says some of the Southern Se?
nators, friends of amnesty, express
themselves as confident of the passage
of the House amnesty bill now lying on
the Senate table. While they anticipate
that Senator Sumner will again offer his
civil rights amendment, there will be
found in the Senate a sufficient number
either to rote out the amendment as not
germane to the bill, or to defeat it by a
direct party voto, having made their re?
cord on that question, whioh was carried
by tho casting vote of the vice-Presi?
dent. They say its further considera?
tion is useless, as the amnesty bill, which
requires a two-thirds vote, cannot be
passed. With suoli an encumbrance as
Mr. Sumner's amendment out of the
way, the bill, doubtless, can secure the
required number of votes to pass it, and
therefore the friouds of amnesty are ia
high Bpirits at tho prospect of success.
LENT.-The season of Lent, whioh
aornmeuced on Ash Wednesday, the 14th
of this month, and ends on the 20th of
Muy, Trinity Sunday, is observed by
the Protestant Episcopal and the Catho*
lio .Churches espcoially, to commemo?
rate the forty dayu' fast of Christ. The
following regulations for Lent and order
of fast days for 'the year 1872 have been
1. All the faithful who hare oomploted
their twenty-first year are, unless legiti?
mately dispensed, bound to obaorve the
fast of Lent.
2. They are to take only one meal a
duy, except Sunday.
3. The meal allowed on fast days is
not to be taken till about noon.
4. Meat and fish are not allowed at
one and the same mea).
5. A small refreshment, commonly
called collation, is allowed in the evening.
No general rule as to the quantity of
food permitted at this time is or can be
made. But the practice of the most
regular Christiana is, nevor to let it ex?
ceed thu fourth part of an ordinary
6. The quality of food allowed at a
collation is, in this diocese, bread, milk,
butter, oheose, all kinds of fruits, salads,
vegetables and fish.
7. Eggs and milk are allowed by dis
pen8atiou on fasting days and during
8. General usage has made it lawful
to drink iu the morning some warm
liquid, as tea, coffee ur thin chocolate
made with water.
0. Necessity and custom have author?
ized tho use of hog's lard instead of but?
ter in preparing tish, vegetables, &c.
10. The following parsons are exempt?
ed from the obligations of fasting:
Young persons under twenty-one years
of age, women when nursing or ia a de?
licate Btato of health, those who are
obliged to do hard labor, tho sick, and
all who, through weakness, cannot fast
without prejudice to their health. Ia
eases of necessity, even tho law of ab?
stinence does not hind.
11. By dispensation, tho uso of llcsh
meat will bo allowed at any timo on Sun?
days, aud onco a day on Mondays, Tues?
days und Thursdays, with th e exception
of Holy 1'hursday.
12. His Holiness Pins IX bas granted
to the army uud navy of tho United
States dispensation from abstinence, ex?
cept on Ash Wednesday, tho three last
dsys of tho Holy Week, and the cvo of
the Assumption and Christmas.
13. Tho tinao of thu Easter duty for
receiviug the Sacrament of Penance and
Communion begins on tho 14th of Fe
bruary, Ash Wednesday, aud ends on the
2bih of May, Triuity Sunday.
Ember days-Wednesday, 21st, Fri?
day, 23d, and Saturday, 24th of Febru?
ary; Wednesday, 22d, Friday, 24th, and
Saturday, 25th May; Wednesday, 18th,
Friday, 20th, and Saturday, 21st Sop
tomber; Wednesday, 18th, Friday, 20th,
und Saturday, 21st December.
Besides Lent, Ember days and Fridays
in Advent, fast is lo be kept on the
1. Of Pentecost, 18th May.
2. Of tho Assumption of tho B. V. M.,
3. Of All Sainls, 31st October.
1 Of Christmas, 24th December.
CoflMIeatttm nt t*? vrory L&wi
MB. EDITOB: OQ the 26th day of Scp
tomber. 1868, an Aot of tho Legislature
entitled "An Aot to reg?late the manner
of drawing jurors," became a law, and
on the 23d day of March, 1869, it waa
amended by an Aot entitled "An Aot to
amend au Aot entitled 'An Aot to reg??
late the drawing of jaron.'" In the
first section of this last Aot will be found
these words: "Provided, always. That
the list, when completed, shall be such
that the number of names of white
votera thereon shall bear, to the number
of mimes of colored voters, as pear as
may be, the same proportion as the
whole number cf white vo'ers bears to
the whole numbor of colored voters in
the towUBbip, city or County, as the case
may be." (Seo. 14, vol. 6., p. 236.) On
the 10th of March, 1871, anoiher jury
Aot beoame a law, wbioh reads aa fol?
lows, in the thirty-eighth section: "That
an Aot entitled 'Au Act to regulate tho
manner of drawing jurors,'approved the
26th day of Soptember, A. D. 1868, aud
the Aot entitled 'An Act to amend nu
Aot entitled an Aot to regulate the
drawing of jurors,' approved the 23d
day of Maroh, 1869, be, aud tho same are
hereby, repealed." (Sec. 14, vol. six, p.
These facts would seem to iudicata
either a Btopid error or au intentional
misrepresentation on the part of "Jus?
tice," in his letter in yesterday's PHCBNIX.
FUN ER Ail OF AnoBBisHOP SrAiiDiwo.
The funeral of the late Archbishop Mar?
tin John Spalding took place yesterday,
and, aa was expected, was the largest re?
ligious demonstration of the kind that
ever took placo in Baltimore, aud pro?
bably the most imposing ever hela io
this country. The occnBiou was one
that enlisted the sympathies not only of
the Roman Catholic population of this
and neighboring cities, but also of large
numbers of Protestants, and insured
their pr?sence in great mass. Ever since
the death of the Archbishop, and during
the period the remains lay in state at the
archiepiscopal residence, on North
Charles street, visitors to the mansion
have beeu continuous and couutless, but
the outpouring of people yesterday ex?
ceeded all expectations. The various
Gatholio societies, in addition to the
masses of interested people, male and
female, were arrayed along the streets
within the short square ur two extend?
ing around from the front of the man?
sion on Charles street, through Mulber?
ry, to the front of the Cathedral, on Ca?
thedral street, and through which the
funeral procession, consisting of bishops,
priests, seminarians, Seo., wuro to pass.
At half-past 7 o'clock in the morning,
tho remains were placed in the hand?
some oofflu prepared for their reception,
and were viewed by many cf the olergy
os they arrived at the mansion.
The people began to gather in the vi?
cinity of the Cathedral as early as 8
o'clock, and shortly after that hour the
orowd became so great that it was with
difficulty that a foroe of policemen, with
the Young Catholics' Friend Society,
who were on hand for the purpose, could
keep the pavement clear in front of the
episoopal resideuoo and ou Mulberry
street. At each gate of the Cathedral
enclosure, as well us at the entrances to
the mansion, a strong foroe of policemen
I were stationed, and no one WUB allowed
to enter but those having authority to
do so. By 9>2 o'clock the vast orowd
had blooked all thoao portions of the
streets from which a view oould be ob?
tained of the expected funeral line. Io
addition to large orowds on the side?
walks and extending iuto tho carriage
way, every house on Charles, Mulberry
and Cathedral streets had its doors, bal?
conies and windows filled with ladies
und others anxious to view tho solemn
procession, and in many cases men and
youths could be seen on the house-tops.
The large dwelling opposite the episoo?
pal residence, occupied by Mrs. Spald?
ing, a niece of the luto Archbishop, was
heavily draped in mourning.
[Baltimore Sun, 13fA.
DEATH OF A WOHTUY COLOIOD MAN.
The Rev. Charles Smalls, pustor of the
Calvary Baptist Church, at the corner of
Smith and Morris streets, was buried
Monday afternoon in n cemetery in the
suburbs, his remains being followed thi?
ther by a lurge number of friends, in?
cluding the pastors of tho white Baptist
Churches-the Rev. Dr. Wiukler und
Rev. L. H. Shuck. Tho deceased was
an influential mau with his ruco, ul ways
giving thom good advice, aud striving,
to tho best of his ability, to embua them
with :i love of good aud hatred of ev 1.
Ile is u grout loss to his congregation,
aud died deeply regretted.
[ Charleston Co ur i ir.
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FATAL ACCIDENT.-A jury of inquest
was empaneled by Triul Justice Nelson
Joyner ou tho 7th instant to inquire
tuto Mic circumstances that lcd to thc
ileatli (jf JamesBuuister, near Holly Hill.
It appeared that tho deceased cumo to
his death from a wouud inflicted on him
by a horse running awuy with a cart.
It is proper to state hero that this horse
is tho sume that killed Alexander Clark
during tho mouth of June lust.
j Charleston News.
Mr. Johu Proctor, a highly .esteemed
citizen of Edgeoomb County, N. C.,
wont to bed on Friday night lust, us well
us ustiul, but when in thu ucl. of getting
up tho next morning ho fell dead ou thu
floor, from dropsy of tho heart.
Mr. J. H. lilil?es, nu esteemed citizen
of Charleston, a short timo since sought
tho shores of Florid.i in quest of health.
Ho died a few days si nco on his passage
Thu sonteneo of Watson, tho English
clergyman who murdered his wife, hus
been commuted to penal servitude for
Th? PwJiiatW Warry*-** *?mw PMIl"'
Tai ltlTca Perennially.
"When we consider the iunnmerable
ooocsi o na on v bio? theDemocrat io part j
bee been killed,, buried, add dammed,
bote, often funeral or^iona^.jbave^een
6reached and funeral .obsequies (??le
rated over ita-dead corpse*,we cannot
fail to be surprised at the affluence of
the advice it receives from pretended,
lukewarm, or renegade friends and pro?
nounced enemies as to its present and
future course of policy, duty aud respon?
sibility. These disinterested advisers
forget, two things-first, that if the
Demooraoy is truly dead, buried, and
demned, it cannot, through their med?
dling with what doe3 not concern thom,
be made any dead-or, buried-er, or
demned'or; and, second, that if, in spite
of their amiable efforts to causa it to
"shuffle off this mortal coil," it still
lives, it is quite capable of taking care
of itself without their superservioeable
assistance. This venerable, renowned
and patriotic party is not a minor; and
therefore stands in no need of self-ap?
pointed guardians. It is not dead and
intestate, and therefore does not require
self-oonatituted ^administrators de bonis
non. And of this, we have the best evi?
dence in these torrents of disinterested
advice. In truth, it is because the
tremendous n -action of the past few
mouths shows how splendid a vista is
being opened for the rehabilitation of
the Democracy in all its historical glory
as a champion, savior and restorer of
the liberties of the people, that outside
tide-waiters are anxious to direct its
course. The reoeut uud extraordinary
popular re-aotion aga'J.st Grautism, the
undeniable schism i. thc lato powerful
and uuited Republican party, caused by
the shock of disgust sud alarm io the
minds uf its most honest aud enlighten?
ed members, ut the dangerous and dur?
ing innovations of the Graut administra
tioa upon integrity in office, und upon
the fundamental principles of free insti?
tutions, have unquestionably once more
brought the Democracy, with its three
millions of staunch and uuterrifled
voters, to the front of tho strange revo?
lution through which tho country ls
passing, und has giveu to it the balance,
of power to shape the future throes of
The Demooraoy has eyes to see. It is
not dead-nor even does it sleep. Quiet
it is, to be sure, but watchful with its
Argus eyos, aud ready at the opportune
moment to treut or to fight for its claim,
us the ouly faithful aud unfaltering con?
stitutional purty, to have a leading voice
in shaping the destinies of a constitu?
tional government. Nor is it wedded to
a sterile Bourbonism, as its enemies
charge. It hangs no "body of deuth"
around its neck to impede the free uotion
of its limbs iu its struggles for the right.
It carries stern lights ns well as head
lights, but still the standard of constitu?
tional principles, which aro oo-eval in
life with itself, at its peak aud truck;
and so the old ship sails on, much bat?
tered by ten years of conflict with the
battle uud the breeze, but still staunch
and unconquered, with her 3,OUO,OO0
orew undaunted iu courage, to renew
and continue the fight for ten times ten
years longer. Aye, forever, or until the
love of liberty is utterly . xtinot in the
blood of raoes that have oh" fished it fot
1,000 years. And now what do ont
"disinterested advisers" recommend!
Simply to extinguish the lights of thc
old craft, to haul down their flags, and
for her own crew to scuttle hor and set
her go down in mid-ocean. And to dc
this now, of all times. Thu American
Demooraoy, with all dutiful thanks, de
clines the advice, and respectfully beg;
leave to be let alone to attend to its owe
affairs. It is proceeding with great can'
tum, is making no sputtor on the poli ti
cal arena, but bides its time, which a
long political experience teaches it is sure
to como. It is ready for all alliances thal
will strengthen its hands against impe
rialism, und still conserve its honor arie:
its vital principles. Above all, should i
ever see the sud time when an imperia
sceptre might bo wauted to maintaii
public order, it will not seek its eagle it
un upstart crow's nest. It will hail SJ
au ally and friend of sound governmen
any man, of any political party, who ii
genuinely alarmed for tho safety of free
dom iu tho cnantry, and it will make ge
nerolis terms of alliance with any con
sidorablu body of meu who, Uko th*
liberal Republicans, may show that the;
uro truly after reform uud not men
purty power, built on Dcmocrutio ruin.
When naively invited, ou tho scoro o
soif-sacrifice and patriotism, to (lisburn
itu forces aud relinquish to others th
duty and tho task of saving tho country
it will reply, "act upon your own advice
and show yourselves ready for self-sacri
lieu and patriotism first, and then yoi
muy call ou us." When told that you
3,000,000 of Democrats, enlisted undo
ouo bauner, ure unlit for and unequal ti
tho task of regeneration, ami that yoi
must get out of tho wuy for an hones
party of the people, that id not lcd b,
demagogues, wu reply wo uro tho pei;
plo, uud of tho people, who constitu?
political parties iu this country, aud w
hurl your insults back in your teeth
When you toll us you must kuop you
Southern "rebels" out of tho Natioun
Democratic Convention, because th
odor of your treason will damago th
prospects of tho cause, wo uuswer, ou
friends from Muinu to California do nc
think so, aud scorn to imitate th
cowardly Jacobin example of dtsfrai:
chisemeut, excommunication aud prc
traded disuuionisiu. In short, bo i
known that in tho grand struggle of a
good meu in these distracted State" t
restore honesty uud justice, aud law un
liborty, und constitutional govern mot
in this land, in ibo year 1872, tho Di
mucra tic party ia out to bo "cou n te
out." Tho cause cannot spare it, au
D?mocratie consciences forbid th
cowardly abstention from duty.
-? . -
Bull Ruu Russell is doubtless shari
ouiug his goose quill for tho frny.
W HUN sa DAY, FKBBUABT. 14, 1872.
Tho Senate mot at I? M., Presido ut
jRantier in the Chair, ja ' r \ *
?i A bill to incorporate the village of
Little Book, in the County of Merion,
?nd for other purposes therein men?
tioned; and a bill to grant, renew and
amend theeharterof the village of Bock
Hil), in the County of York, were order?
ed to a second reading.
A bill to provide for spcoial elections,
and the manner of conducting I he same;
joint resolution proposing an amend?
ment to the Couslduttou of the State of
South Carolina; bill to provide for the
examination of nil accounts or demands
against the County of Darlington, were
read the third time.
Mr. Duncan introduced a joint resolu?
tion authorizing the Couuty School
Commissioner? of Union Ooonty, S. G.,
to approve certain olaims of teachers.
A bill to incorporate the Peoples' Sav?
ing Bank waa referred to the Committee
A concurrent resolution from the
House, requesting the Senators repre?
senting the State of South Carolina in
the Congress of the United States to re?
sign their positions, -rsa indefinitely
The House returned to the Senate a
concurrent resolution requiring the Ge?
neral Assembly to adjourn sine di", ac?
companied by the following substitute:
Resolved by the House of Representa?
tives, the Senate ooncurring. That this
General Assembly do adjourn on the 26th
day of February, 1872, subject to the
call of A majority of the members of
both Houses, who ahsAl signify their as?
sent, in writing, to the Clerks of their
respective Houses: Provided, That no
pay be allowed during said adjournment.
The Senate refused to conour.
At 2.50 P. M., the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF BEPRESENTATI VES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Moses in thu Chair.
A bill to mako appropriations and
raise supplies for the fiscal year, com?
mencing November 1, 1871, was put
upon its second reading.
Concurrent resolution from the Senate
that the General Assembly adjourn
sine die February 16, 1872, was laid on
A bill to relieve the State of South Ca?
rolina of all liability for its guaranty of
the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad
Company, by providing for the securing
and destruction of the samp, was passed
by 81 yeas to 19 nays.
Bills to amend an Act to incorporate
the town ot PickeDs; to incorporate the
Charleston, Georgetown und Conway
boro Railroad Company ; to charter the
Little Biver and Gheraw Bailroad Com?
pany; to re-charter Combuhee Ferry,
A joint resolution to pay C. Werner
for certain work was passed.
Mr. O'Connell introduced a bill au?
thorizing the State Treasurer to pay all
certificates for legislative expenses.
Mr. Crittenden-To incorporate Gow
ansville Lodge, No. 107, A. F. M.
Ponding a debate on the bill to divide
the State into five Congressional Dia
triots, the House adjourned.
DEATH CF DH. [. CAUOHHAN.-This
gentleman died at his residence, in this
place, on Tuesday night, the 6th instant,
af ter an illness of several months. Dr.
Caughman was universally beloved. In
the two years we have been here, we oan
say with truth that we have never heard
a single word against him from any one,
while all have spoken of him with es?
teem and affection. He was well known
to onr people, and in the olden time
fow men had more influence 00 a popu?
lar eleotion than he. Dr. Caughman
belonged to the old regime, and was em?
phatically a gentleman of the old school.
He was a man of high tone, of noble
feelings, of a delicate sense of honor. Dr.
Caughman was a good physician, a faith?
ful friend, an affectionate husband, a
kind and devoted parent. The death
of his sou Captaiu Christopher Cangh
man, in defenoa of the "lost cause." was
a great blow to him, and it is said that
he has never been the same since. To
those who knew him from boyhood will
! be left the task of a more extended trib
! ute.-lexington Dispatch.
SUFFOCATING MULES.-Tho Savannah
Advertiser says the train on the Charles?
ton and Savannah Railroad, due there
at 9.15 Monday evening, did not arrive
until 11.15. The detention was occa?
sioned at Grahamville, where tho traiu
was delayed until oue box car was
knocked almost to pieces in order to
? give air to a number of mules shipped
i at Charleston, niuo of which were lound
I dead from suffocation when the train
j reached Grahamville. There were
j eighteen mules shut up in the cur ulto
I gether, and those that diud will be rc
j shipped by return train this morning.
I Evidently a Prof. Bergh is sadly ucodod
! in Charleston to give a few wholesome
j lessons upon tho treatment of animals.
I A recent outbreak of fanaticism in the
! town of Guudel, iu tho Argentine States,
, resulted in a fearful lnussncro. The
I Guachos, excited to frenzy by a man
! named Sabine, ruade a sudden attack on
tho foreigners in tho placo. Tho latter,
! taken by surprise, were unable to defend
! themselves, and beforo tho authorities
I could slop tho slaughter thirty-six woro
i killed. The assassins were then attacked
; by tho troop's. Tuoy fled, but wore pur
' sued, and sixteen wore shot and twenty
four takeu prisoners.
; Tho Washington, correspondent of tho
j Cincinnati Gazelle any v. "Tho evidence
; against Senator Clayton is bocoming
stronger ovory day, and tho opiniou i$
strengthening that tho Henate will bo
[ obliged to expel him."
I We ?earn that Mr. Thomas Ashby, nn
old ami esteemed citizen of this State,
died during tho past week, at tho resi
donco of his son, Mr. Thomas Ashby,
Jr., near Florenoo, S. 0.
Cm M*TT?Be.tr-The price of sing!?
copier of the PHOMIX is five cento. (. .
We bad a forerubnerof March weV
iher y?storday. v *
The Peak family- of bell ringers axf
coming to Colombia. They perform
here on the 19th and 20th instant.
'Dr. Dean Clark leotnreB on "Spirit
u*liam," at Irwin's Hall, this evening., ,
Church's Musical Visitor, for Febroary*
has reached our table, and is the beet
number yet issued of this art journal.
I The frontispiece is adorned by a fall
page portrait of Christina Nilsson.
The Palmettoes are preparing their
house for the reception of their steamer.
whioh is expected to-day. We under?
stood yesterday that it had arrived sk
By reference to our telegraphic de?
spatches, it will be seen that United
States Marshal Johnson has been in?
formed that his resignation will be ac?
cepted. B. M. Wallace is announced
as his probable eacceeaor.
THE COTJBT OF GBNBBAI, SESSIONS.
The entire day yesterday was consumed
in the arguments in the case of the State
vs. Captain Fonlke, of the Penitentiary,
and William Williams and IBOOO Friday,
two of the colored guard, charged with
the murder of Jefferson Brown, colored,
a convict in the Penitentiary. The argu?
ment for the State was opened by Natha?
niel B. Barnwell, Faq., acting Solicitor.
Mr. H?ge and Mr. Tradewetl followed
for the defence, ?nd Mr. Chamberlain
closed for the State.
BEWA.BE OF COUNTERFEITS.-An ex?
change gives the following information,
which is of importance to oar business
men, and we therefore copy it for their
The most dangerous counterfeit note
that we have ever yet seen is a "10" on
the Farmers'and Manufacturers' Nation?
al Bank of Poughkeepsie, New York.
The imitation of the genuine ten ia so
good that a great many have been taken
by those who consider themselves good
judges. It ia only by its general appear?
ance that the expert can detect it, henoe
it is advisable to reject all notes of this
denomination on the above named bank.
MAIL, Ami ANOEM KN TS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.00 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.; closes6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens9.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
THE SECRETARY OP STATE.-F. L.
Cardozo, Secretary of State, who, some?
time niece, tendered his resignation to
Governor Scott, in order to accept a pro?
fessorship in the Howard University,
has been prevailed upon, we understand,
to withdraw his resignation, and con?
tinue in his position in this State. We
are glad to hear this. Cardozo, in tbs
discharge of his official duties, baa sus?
tained a character for himself prominent
for its integrity amid the wholesale cor?
ruption that hos pervaded his brother
State officials. The colorea people may
justly feel proud of him as the faithful
one amid the faithless many; while the
whites, too, will not ba loth to accord to
him that favorable opinion which his
virtues and intelligence deserve.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Irwin's Hall-The Peak Family.
J. S. Chambers-Guano.
Bryan Sc McCarter-New Books.
J. J. Browne-Business Card.
SYMPTOMS or CATABRH.-Indisposition to
exercise, difficulty of thinking or reasoning,
ur concentrating tho miou upon any subjeot,
lassitude, lack of ambition or energy, dia
cbargo falling ii.to throat, aomotim'ea pro.
fuse, watery, acrid, thick and tenacioua mu?
cous, purulent, offensive, ?co. in others a
dryuess, dry, watery, weak or inflamed eyes,
i laging in ears, do&fui se, hawking and cough?
ing lo flour throat, ulceration, doath and de?
cay of boues, scabd from ulcers, constant de
biro to clear nose and throat, voice altered,
nasal twang, offensive breath. Impaired or
total deprivation of sense of smell and taste,
dizziness, mental depression, loss of appetite,
indigestion, dyspepsia, enlarged tonsils, tick?
ling cough, difficulty iu spoaking plainly,
goueral debility, idiocy and insanity.
AU tho above" symptoms are common to tho
disease in aomo of its stages or complications,
yet thousands of cases annually terminate in
consumption or insanity, and end iutbograve
without having manifested one-third of the
evmptoms above ennmerated.
"No disoanw is moro common or less under?
stood by physicians. The Proprietor of Dr.
Sage's Catarrh lleaicdy v.:ll pay 1500 reward
for a CAHC of catarrh which he cannot euro.
Sold by druggista, or sond sixty conte to lt. V.
I'iorco, M. D.,13:i Seneca street, buffalo, N.T.
THE wonnunoRS NOT CONTAIS a medicinal
preparation which has obtained a more wide?
spread and doeerved popularity than the
MEXICAN MVSTANO LINIMENT, tlhico its intro?
duction to public notice, moro than twenty
years ago, it baa been cotistautly Used for
every kind of disease or injury to man or
beaut which can bo nfnictod by a local applica?
tion, and so far as its proprietors aro aware,
it has not failed in a singlo instance. After
s ) long and successful a term of probation,
who will have tho hardihood to deny ita pre?
eminent claims to popular esteem? F 15
FnoM DAN TO IIEKHHUKUA. -From Charloe
tou to Dahlonega, from Ibo aca-board to the
mountains, can bc soon a marked improve?
ment in tho style of buildings in tho last five
years. Yillag?s and farm honsi-a all present
a more elegant and comfortable appearance.
The reason ia well known, lt is beoau-o in
that pei iud tho whole country has learned to
patronize that celebrated manufacturer of
Doors, cashes and Dliiide, Mr. P. P. TOAI.R,
Charleston, 8. 0. Jan 16 t