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COL?^LAv S. C.
<?ri ?ay ?Homin*. February 16 1872.
t Mo vc QI ?ii t.
The indications are that the proposed
?uti-Ora ni g Republican Convention,
?whioh was to meet in Cincinnati on the
1st o? May, will be postponed nntil after
the regalar Republican Convention at
Philadelphia in Jane.. The adherents of
Chant are ebnokling over what they as
munie to think is an evidence of doubt
i ?od fear on the part of their opponents
of tUe success of their movemeut, while,
on the ether hand, it is maintained that
? the party adverse to the renomination of
rGraut ha? increased so muoh, both iu the
- number aud icflueuoo of its recout acqui?
ttions, that they have become om'bold
eucd to feel confident of defeating Grant
ip the Philadelphia convention. They
freier, afc.ieasr, to make that effort firBt,
vue tmocon? there will relieve thom of
Grant's opposition altogether; wboroas
if they fail to prevent his renomination,
'they will be in a no less favorable pcsi
"tion to fight 'him at the ballot-box than
'they pow are. Tho Custom House iu
veatigatioua in New York have disclosed
such a cesspool of fraud and soothing
corruption, aud Grant has been shown
to bo so intimately connected with all
?he dirty and dishonest trausaotious dis?
closed, that his real friends, who have
sustained him from a hitherto sincere
tbeliel in his general good character and
axeoutive ability, are fast falling off as
their eyes become opened to the nefari
?as practices whioh he has certainly en
.coorftged and probably participated in.
She Tammany frauds, large as they
were, and increased in magnitude to the
full extent whioh Radical ingenuity and
extravagance could, for partisan pur
jposes, suggest, has waned into insignifi
. ?oance before the gigantic swindles of the
-Custom House. They have engrossed
4l?? Attention of the leading statesmen
. of the country, to the exclusion of the
doings of the Tammany ring, and cun?
ara t fail te damage Grant immeasurably
with all honest and patriotio citizens
?rho are not mere blind hero-worship
?pers, but regard more tho welfare of
their country than the friendship of such
? man as-Grant.
But with all the disfavor iuto which
??.Grant has thrown himself with the bet?
ter and more intelligent element of the
?rpubliean party, in our mind his re?
nomination is a foregone conclusion.
?Ile is still vastly popular with the masses
at the North, where his true character is
?unknown, and he is looked upon simply
xs the great Union ohieftaiu of the late
?ar. The colored people at the South,
loo, with that blind fidelity and con?
stancy which is a chief charaoteristio of
their race, are slow to perceive his faults,
?ad will be still warmly enlisted in bis
behalf. With this popularity, unde?
served though it be, coupled with the
power which he can individually exer?
cise in the State Couveutiou by his im
stonse patronage, a majority of the de?
legates to the Philadelphia Convention
twill doubtless be seut there in his inter?
The House concurrent resolution re?
questing Senators Robertson and Sawyer
>lo resign their seats in Congress, foi
.alleged opposition to Sumner's supple
meMary civil rights bill, was killed by a
.?anduome majority in tho Senate,
Weduesday, as it deserved to be. Thc
House went off half-cocked, as usual,
and simply showed its own stupidity b.v
?ct i ii g upon u mutter of which they know
nothing. Senator Robertson, so fm
from opposing tho bill of Mr. Sumner,
warmly advocated it, us tho dubutes it
the Congressional Globe plainly show
He objected, and very properly, to itt
being tacked ou as an amendment to hi:
amnesty measure-hoing convinced, uuc
the result has proven his judgment cor
root, that such a courso would defeat
both hts bill and Sumner's, too. Thi
<c/&G, doubtless, Sumner's intention ii
?reesiug his nmcudmont at the lime am
?a the manner ho ?lid-not, perhaps, ti
till his civil rights bill, which lie can ant
probably will soon iutroduco nguiu us i
.separate measure, bat to pre veut tin
semoviil of tho political disabilities o
the prominent Southern gentlemen o
the old regime. Sumner, wu aro chan
table enough to admit, is, in tho main
. very good sort of a mau, of some in
telleotual foroo aud of very fair integrity
bat he has ono groat fault that such i
irren t philanthropist ns ho sets up to bi
should correct and subdito. He Choristie
malice over-much and bears ill blood en
tirely too long for a bravo Chrisliai
gentleman. It has been upwards o
fifteen years since iirooks administered i
drabbing t<? him for tho insulting re
starks ho made about South Carolina
yet it acorns os fresh iu his mind us if hi:
old carcass was still aching with tho pail
?of tho blows.
din exhibits his spite und hatred 01
-tho South on every opportunity. If h<
had ioaghrirOTt^ilelS lflSu TlTftttrtrW
would buvo beeu well and over it by this
time, and be would be a better and a
happier' man. ?Jj tb oil sand ohunces to
ODO that it- i H tilts very enmity to the
gentlemen Of the?Sooth that urges the
old scamp on in^advocating full civil
privileges to the negro raoe. If it in, he
is wanting his valuable labors, for the
Southern people, as a rule, have far less
objections, to the colored pooplo enjoy?
ing the privilege ol the equal uso of pub?
lic conveyances, pianos of pnbho amuse?
ment, etc.', than Mr. Sumner's own con?
stituents. They are entitled now, in
South Carolina, by the laws of the State,
to ovory privilege that a whito man is,
and we certainly do not care how soon
the same rights are accorded them iu tho
North. It isn't pleasant, truly, to be
thrown io juxtaposition to any and every
darkey, but it is not because their skin
is black, aa demagogues would persuade
them, but for other good and valid rea?
sons, that would bold equally well were
their skins as white as that of any Can?
er.;.ian. Still, when it is particularly
disagreeable, it oan easily be avoided,
and does Dot, therefore, work any great
Connell Proceed leu?-Kcgular Meeting.
COLUMDIA, S. C., February 13. 1872.
Council met At 7.3? P. M. Present
His Honor thu Mayor, John Alexander,
and Aldermen Cooper, Denny, Goodwyn,
Hayne, Minort, Mooney. Simons, Smith,
Taylor, Thompsou aud Wigg. Absent
Tho minutes of previous meeting were
read and confirmed.
PETITIONS. COMMUNICATIONS, AC.
Applications of sundry persons fox
position of assistant policeman. Re?
ceived us information.
Communication from N. G. Parker,
calling attention to a nuisanoe in Davis1
alley, near Columbia Hotel. Referred
to his Honor the Mayor.
Petition of owners of licensed hacke
aud drays for relief from the nuisance
of boys and unlicensed draymen crowd?
ing the platforms at tho depots on thc
arrival and departure of trains. Referred
to the Chief Polioe.
Communication from Howie A Aller
relative to business license. Referred tc
Committee on Ways and Means.
Petition of auctioneers to be allowee
to pay business license in quarterly pay
menta. Referied to City Treasurer witl
power to ?ot.
Communication from E. W. Seibels A
Co., insurance agents, suggesting tin
propriety of having a night watchmai
stationed either nnon the roof of tb
Columbia Hotel, or some other tall build
ing, to give the alarm of fire, as ii
several inst ?nous fire bus made considers
ble progress before tho alarm wus given
Petition of physicians for exemptio
from special tax on one horse vehicle*
necessarily nsed in thc practico of thei
Petition of Trustees of First Bohor
District for un appropriation of $117.0
to purchase desks, ?o., for school jun
poser. Referred to Committee ou Way
Petition of Peter Jefferson for pe
mission to close a portion of Huge
street, at tho intersection of Washingto
street, agreeing to pay the usual charg
therofor. Referred to Committee o
Streets with power to act.
PetitioD of citizens for the opouing c
Lumber, Winn and Upper streets. Ri
ferred to Committee ou Streets wit
power to act.
The following applications for qua
aud tavern licenses were presented un
referred to Committee on Licenses:
Tavern license-W. D. Kennedy, V
A. Carr, Wm. Gorman, W. E. Rose ut
Quart license-Swygcrt Sc Hook.
The following accounts were j) rosen te
and referred to Committee on Account
A. Y. Leo, Wuter Department; Colui
bia Portable Gas Compony, Waler D
partuieut; Bryan Sc McCarler and P. J
Bogert, Clerk's Office; Wm. Sloane ai
Daily Union, printing account; C. .
Thomas Sc Co., Cooper & Taylor, Fugi
Bros., W. S. Pope, B. W. Taylor, Ali
House; E. D. Gilmore, T. Crowie
Cooper & Taylor, H. Stuunurd, Jol
Crowley & Co., Muy runt & Howell, .
E. Howell, Street Department; C. Qm
berg, John Alexander, Cooper Sc Tuylt
(luard House; NV. S. Pope, Cooper
Taylor, Hospital; Cooper Sc Tay h
Market; A. \V. Kennedy, M.D., pu up
lunatic examination ; Columbia Gus Co;
Accounts of C. Miuoit, Street Dopa
meut, aud S. Young, Alms House, wi
ordered paid without the usual referent
Acjoiiut (if Joseph Crews, for pro
nions furnished citizens iu 1805, j
order of M^j'or Gibbus, was presen to?
A Ule rina n Cooper introduced thu f
lowing resolution, which was adopted
Jicsoloed, That thu action of C
Cuuucil, indefinitely postpouiug t
cluim of Joseph Crows against the ci
ho reconsidered, und said claim bu
furred to a special committee of tin
Tho Mayor announced as said comm
Icu Aldermen Cooper, Thompson u
Reporta of the City Troasurur :
January and Clerk of Market fur Jut
ary wero presented, uud thu formur
furred to thu Commut?e ou Ways il
Means and tho latter to thu Commit
THU following report of tho Chief
Police was read, and roi'errud to t
Committee ou Guard llousu and Poll.
OFFICE Cutup OF POLIOK,
COTJUMBIA, S. C.. January 31, 1872.
Mommy report of Police Dopamin
for tho mouth eudiug un thu 31st
""The tourDUttbet-W arreMs mdelK?t .
iog the mouth of January for all graden
of crime and offences committed within
the city limite ia 81; ot whioh 07 were
males, and Infernales} whites, 26, and
: Tha following report shows the Tari?
ons grades of crime aod offuno?s ?or
whioh persons' were arrested and dealt
with acoording to law, to-wit: Intoxica
tion, 21; disorderly, 10; disturbance, 8;
vagrancy, 1; using profane language, 4;
shooting in the limits, 9; Intoning horses
to shade trees, 2; petit larceny, 3; dray?
ing without a license, C; doing business
without a license, 8; indecent conduct, 5;
driving on side-wala, S; keopiog a dis?
orderly house, 1; cruelty, 1; assault with
The following disposition was made
of persous urrestcd during the mouth of
January: 12 served their time on the
streets at work, of which they worked
79 days, and Gi wero discharged by his
Honor tho Mayor.
Tho following statement show? the
amount of fines oolleoted from prisoners
I by the Police Department for the mouth
of January, to-wit: Total amount assess
ed $37.51); total amount oolleoted $21.50.
In eonolusion, I would Bay that the
members of tho police forue have per?
formed their duties faithfully during the
past month, with the exooptiou of two,
who were discharged.
J. A. JACKSON, Chief of Police.
Report of City Physician, as follows,
was read aud referred to Committee ou
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of
GENTLEMEN: I present my quarterly
report from Cotober 12, 1871, to Juuu
ary 12, 1872.
Hinco my last report there hus been
admitted iu tho Alms House fourteen
persous, making thirty in all; discharged
eleven, and three have died. The num?
il-jr that now remains is sixteen. I am
pleased to say that they uro well fed and
clothed, and ail appear happy end con?
lu the City Hospital, there are thir?
teen patients. There have been severn]
deaths; most of them wore from old nge
-one was 103 years old, and two othort
were 70 and 85. I am pleased to KUY
that the general health of the city it
very good. Before closing my report,
it is uothiug but due that I should suy
that the stewards aud nurses have dis
charged their duties satisfactorily. Re
specifully, A. A. SYLVESTER,
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 13, 1872.
Alderman Denny, from Committee or
Accounts, reported back the following
und recommended payment: Cooper A
Taylor, J. C. Dial, M. Barley, IV Hun
nun, Street Department; B. Bcrmun S
Co., Cooper Sz Taylor, Hospita); Coopoi
& Taylor, B. Berman A Co., Alms House
Johu C. Dial, W. Steiglitz, Cooper S
Taylor, Guard House; A. Palmer, Wate
Department; Columbia Portable Gus
light Company, Market Department am
Couucil Chamber; R. W. Gibbes, M. D.
; examination of pauper lunatic. Th
report was adopted.
Acoouut of D. Shulti was returned
with recommeudutiou that it be not paiJ
Adoptad. ' "
Alderman Cooper, from Committee o
Streets, reported back tho petition c
citizens praying to buvo a highwa
opened under Charlotte, Columbia au
Augusta Railroad Company's lino t
railroad, on Upper street, by tho follow
iug resolutiou, whioh was uuanimousl
Resolved, That tho Charlotte, Colun
bia aud Augusta Railroad Company t
officially notified by the City Clerk t
opeu Upper Boundary street at the poii
of intersection of their railroad trac
with said street.
Alderman Hay no, from theCommitti
ou Market, reported bock tho report <
Clerk of Market, for December, as e:
unlined and louud correct. Coucurrt
Alderman Mooney, from Com mitti
ou Guard House and Police, report?
back report of Chief of Police, for D
comber, us examined and found corree
By Aldormuu Wigg-That tho May
bo authorized to employ four special d
tee ti res for tho purpose of arresting pi
sous violating the ordinuuee uguie
shooting within tho corporate lum
und that tho detectives mid policcmeu
allowed one-half of fines collected frc
persons arrested by thom: Provided, :
pay shall bu allowed said detectives frc
City Treasury. Adopted.
By Alderman Wigg-That tho May
bc authorised to employ couusel in ce
UCOtiou with City Attorney iu tho litii
tion now peudiug concerning City Hu
aud to pay such fee as may be agreed
between him aud counsel so ru tai III
By tho Mayor-That thu City Si
veyor, A. Y. IJ?O, Esq., bo instructed
survey uud stake out the uuw eily extt
sion, together with thu bounds of t
wards, us it is necessary that the HUI
should be douo prior to tho coining ell
Council received from and receipted
the City Treasurer for ?50 ill) city niuui
uud ?arne was destroyed by burning.
I Iiis Honor thu Mayor laid bef<
I Council a oommuuicatioa from the C
Clerk, Treasurer and Assessor, tenden
his resignation us such, to take ell'
Mureil 1, and requesting that a conni:
tee be appointed to examine and au
his accounts ?is noon as possible A il
(suasion eusuod, nt thu conclusion
which thu City Clerk, by loavo of Cm
eil, rose ami Haid :
lie lelt gratified hy tho remarks of I
Aldennou, testifying their approval
his olliciul conduct and m a na g tune,
ami in response to tho implied requ
to withdraw Ins resignation until I
completion of his ollieial tenn. (April
1872 ) he would state that busiuesH o
private nature would compel Ins absei
I rom (hu city immediately after thu n
li ici pal election in April, for proba
three or more mouths. Thu last exai
nation cf his accounts wa? made in
Jane, (by committee of Gounoil aud !
citizens,) since which time bis acoounts
have not been uudited, owin^ to the ina?
bility of seourdfcg a f?ll attendance of
the proper eontoitteefcnot^ithstaafliug
the strenuous efforts of tho chair man of
said committee, his Honor thu Mayor,
and the Treasurer to do se. Believing
that the dosing up'aud nuditing of his
accounts would cousumo the eutiro of
nett month, aud attention to current
officebusiness would prevent his attend?
ing the daily sitting* of tho committee,
he bad, therefore, tendered bis resigna?
tion to take effect nu tho 1st proximo.
After further debate, it was
Resolved, That the resignation be not
accepted; thnt thu Mayor be authorized
to appoint au Assistant City Clerk, and
that a special committee be appointed to
examine and audit the accounts of the
The Mayor appointed as said commit?
tee, Aldermen Thompson, Wallace and
The following Ordinances were read
Qrst time and ordered for consideration
at next meeting:
AN o HD I NAN cr. TO REGULATE THE EXPENDI
TU HE OF MONET LY TUB BEOULAR COM?
MITTEES Foll WOKE IN Til Kill RESPECTIVE
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Alder?
men of the eily of Columbia, in Council
assembled, and by the authority of the
same. That from and after the ratifica?
tion of this Ordtuauoe, it shall bo the
duty of the several regular com m itt ces
of the City Council of Columbia to re?
port ull contracts for work necessary to
be doun in their respective departments
to the City Council for approval; uutil
which report aud approval, no money
shall be expended or puid out thereon
by the City Treasurer.
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND "AN ORDINANCE
REQULATINO TUE ALMS HOUSE, AND TO
CREATE TUE Ol- VICK OF OVBRSEER OF THE
SECTION 1. Be it ordained by die Mayor
and Aldermen of the city af Columbia, in
Council assembled, and by the authority of
the same, That from and after the pua
sagu of this Ordinance, no pornon shall
be reoeived into the Almn House, or sunt
thereto for nd ni issie ti, by the Mayor or
any other member of the oity govern?
ment, uutil such person shall have
acquired a legal ?ettimeout in the said
city of Columbia in the manner provid?
ed by the third section of the Act of
187U concerning County Commissioners.
SEC. 2. That the office of Overseer ol
the Poor, of the city of Columbia, in
hereby created, und uu officer to be
styled "Oversoer of the Poor of thu City
of Columbia," who shall be a good pen?
mau and arithmetician, shall bo elected
by the said Mayor and Aldermen imme?
diately after tho ratification of this Orili
uuuou, who shall hold his office until the
next regular election of city officers, and
thereafter shall be elected with all other
city officers, to serve for two years, un?
less sooner removed, by a vote of a ma?
jority of the City Council after notice
aud trial upon charges preferred, in
writing, and proved.
SEC. 3. That it shall be the duty of the
said Overseer to look after, and care for,
the indigent old and infirm within tht
city of Columbia; and to report all sud
persons as,.may be, in his judgmeut, pro
per objects of public charity, to th?
Mayor, with all tho facts pertaining tc
each particular person; thereupon flu
Mayor shall consider the case and som
such person to the Poor House, or de
cline to do so, and direct provision to bi
made for his or her support outsidi
thereof, or decline to do so, as may bi
right aud proper, accordiug to bi* judg
SEO. 4. That it shall bo tho duty of th'
said Overseer to koop a registry of al
persons whom ho may report to th
Mayor under tho third section of tin
Ordinance, in which he ahull make a rt1
cord of tho place from which such pei
son or persons lust cumo, tho names am
pecuniary conditiou of his or her role
?ives, and tho state of his or her beult
as determiucd by tho City Physician, a
well as tho time uud causo of his or he
discharge. Ho shall keep uu account c
all supplies furnished to tho Matron c
Superintendent of tho Alms House fe
the support thereof and tho cost of th
sume, tho time for which each separat
supply lasts, aud the number supporte
thereon during that tune; and shall si
that no supplies uro furnished or debi
eoutracted against thu oily of Columbi
ou account of thu Alms House or trai
sieut poor, except y bis authority au
under his dircctiou.
SEO. ?. That from and aitor tho ral
tioatiou of this Ordinance, all supplie
of every description, for tho Alms lion?
and transient poor of tho city of Cullin
bia shall bo furnished under coulrac
to continuo for three mouths, which coi
tract shall bo givou by tho City Coane
to tho lowest responsible bidder, af ti
ouu week's notice, beforu the cud of cae
quarter, iu tho city newspaper, and ufti
one week's notice therein before tho fir
contract is lo bu awarded; and it shu
be thu duty of thu said Overseer to pu
chase ull bitch .supplies from thu sai
H KC. (J. That it shall bo tho duty i
Shu saul Overseer to report to tho May?
whether or not the person or pcrsoi
who may be, in his judgmeut, worthy I
public charity, have a lawful sottlemui
in any other city or County; and if sue
lin tho fact, to ta kc tho necessary ste]
for thu immediate removal of such pe
sou or persons to tho place of his <
their legal settlement-all tho expensi
of which removal, mid such us were ii
curred within turco mouths thereof, ti
said Overseer shall procoed forthwith I
coll?e t. from Hie city or County Hub
therefor. He ?hull give notice, throng
thu post office, io lim proper authoritii
of linell eily ur ('.ninty, ?d' the prosent
and support of such person or person
taking caro ta n'gister tho Idler of II
tice, if given through tho mails
which letter tho authorities so li o ti li?
shall bo requested to remove such pc
tf?fior ^eiB?Bsyatffl if wtiB?fl'rjflB muait)
thereafter auid removal be not made, or
satisfactory causo be assigned for non
removal, said. Overseer, shall pflfOj the
?ame, at the oost of tho. satd .city or
County in whioh'snch ccraon or persons
shall have a lawfal sotfpem&t.
SEC. 7. That no person, who is not
lawfully entitled to a settlement io tho
city of Columbia, or whoso family rela?
tives aro not uble to support bim or ber,
shall be admitted to the Alms House, or
ho supported ns a trausient pauper by
the city of Columbia for a longer period
than one month; and in tho meantime
tho provisions of tho Sixth Section of
this Ordinance, relating to bi? or her re?
moval, shall be complied with.
SEO. 8. That so muoh of an Ordinance
entitled "An Ordinance regulating tho
Alms House," ratified on tho Otb day of
M?y, A. D. 1871, as is repaguaot to this
Ordinance, bo, and tho same is hereby,
repealud, and this Ordinauco shall take
effect from its ratification.
SEO 9. That it shall bu the duty of
the Overseer to make full report of his
actings and doings in tho discharge of
his duties nuder this Ordinance, to the
Mayor and Aldermen, at their first regu?
lar meeting in Council ia each and every
SEC. 10. That it shall bo the duty of
tho said Overseer, by and with the advice
and consent of the Mayor, to provide a
suitable room or rooms, at a oentral
poiot iu tho said city, in whioh he shall
establish au office, und where all pau?
pers, not prevented from so doing by
actual physical disability, shall make
their application for city alms, and where
they shall first bo declared worthy of
such alms by the City Physician, after
On motiou, Council adjourned.
Wm. J. ETTER, City Clerk.
?iooal It ema.
CITT MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of tho PHOENIX is five cents.
A few nights ugo, Mrs. M. Hines oame
in ooutaot with nu intruder on her pre?
mises, in a dark room. She passed OD,
procured a light, and returned, when a
colored mun spruug toward hor, extin?
guished the light and escaped. It is
supposed he is thu same thief who suc?
ceeded in robbing Mrs. M. E. A. Cath?
cart, a short time ago, of several valua?
ble articles. i
Tho Governor has appointed W. S.
Hastie a Notary Public for Charleston
Couuty, and Thomas Kilbert, Esq., a
Commissioner of Deeds for South Caro?
lina, in Now York city.
In tho caso of the State r.s. David
Foulke, white, Isaac Friday and Wm.
Williams, colored, indicted for the kill?
ing of tho convict ut tho penitentiary,
the jury returned a verdict of guilty of
manslaughter against Foulko, and ac?
quitted the others.
Messrs. J. H. & M. L. Kimmi adver?
tise, this morning, that they will sell
their stock of dry goode, carpetings, Ac,
at oust and for cash only.
We have received the first number of
tho OraDgeburg Times, a Democratic
weekly. Messrs. J. S. Heyward, of
Orangeburg, and F. P. Beard, of Co?
lumbia, are the editors.
Tho ra?l i for the quilt will take place
at Mr. Diercks', on Saturday evening, at
8 o'clock. These who have taken chances
will como prepared to pay.
Tho last cart loud of the unsightly
clay banks near tho site of the now City
Hall was removed yesterday.
The Court of General Sessions was
engaged yesterday ia trying several casee
of assault aud buttery, of little iuterost.
There are about 200 bills and resolu?
tions on tho calendar of the House ol
Representatives. We know not how
many aro in tho hands of the various
This mouth has five Thursdays, which
will not appear again until 1000.
"St. Patrick's Day in tho morning'
comes on Sunday, this year.
FIICUNIXANA -Note for Darwin-Ic
timo tho mulborry trco becomos a lilli
gown, and a silk gowu hocemos a woman.
Keroscno is ofteu tho lust scenu iu lifo.
Nearly all women like soldiers, sir, ant'
Homo would like a good offer, sir.
Moro tnouoy is spent for rum limn foi
Hour aud merchandise.
Tho latest stylo of flower docoratiout
at balls, parties, receptions, oto., is tc
huvo thu chandeliers, mirror franna
mantels mid fire-places decorated witt
flowers iu fancy designs aud mottoes.
No apprehension need bo felt for th?
safety of tho Atlantic cabio in tho o von
of a war. Tho ends of it uro attached
to British soil, and thorn is reason to be?
lieve that tho English navy would tak<
caroo! Valencia and Heart's Content.
Charity is never lost-it may bo of n<
service to those it is bestowed upon, ye
it. over does a work of beauty and graci
upon tho heart of tho giver.
Tho next cry-"On to Canada."
MAIn AKKAXOEMI-NTH.-Tho Northen
miiil opous at ?1.00 P. M.; closes 7.11
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.01
P. M.; elmon 0 00 ?. M. Obarlestoi
night mail opous 0.80 A. M.; closes ti.01
P. M. Greenville mail opens 0.45 V
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' TWBBrftCKC -Bf* T78TT WHJff MBA
Mian Grace Rawlinson wiri give another
of their dramatic recitations, tftis even?
ing, at the Ni ck orson House. Mr. "War?
ner is really an admirable actor, and ia
ably sedonded by the beautiful Miss
Grace. We bespeak .for him a foll at?
SFIKITUALIBM.-Dr. Dean Clark de?
livered a very interesting and instructive
lecture on this subject, last evening, at
Irwin's Hall. He claims f->r thiB science?
novel at least at the South, that it is not
a supernatural power, but is explainable
by reason and from natural cautos. His
lectores are well worth the small admit?
tance fee. He promises astonishing dis?
closures this evoning.
Tua PEAK FAMILY.-The far-famed
Swiss Bell Ringers, it will be seen from
our advertising columns, will givo two of
their interesting entertainments in Ir?
win's Hal), on Monday and Tuesday
evenings, 19th and 20th. This troupe
have universally received merited praise,
not only in this eoontry but in Europe.
Mr. Peak is the inventor of bell music
O? TO WASHINOTON.-General Wade
Hampton and General Butler left for
Washington, yesterday morning. It is
said that the objeot of their visit is to
dun o unco the vile calumny of Edmnnds,
of Vermont, who, in a recent speech ia
the Senato, charged that they and Gene
ral Kershaw were leaders of the Kn Kia?
Klan in South Carolina. General Ker?
shaw, wo ure informed, will join Gene?
rals Hampton and Batler in Washing?
THE PALMETTO STEAM FIBE EUGINE.
This engine arrived at Columbia early
yesterday morning, and was immediately
housed, and busy bands set to work to
brighten her brasses and polish ber
stool. The machine, even in its un?
polished condition, presents a servicea?
ble and handsome appearance. It is the
manufacture of Wm. Jeffers, of Paw?
tucket, R. I,, who was also the builder
of the band eugine of the Palmettoes,
which hus been purchased by the City
Council, for the use of the colored fire?
men. Arrangements are being made to
test the power of the steamer during the
early part of the coming week, of which
due notioe will be given.
Now, that the Pulmettooa and Inde?
pendents have each a magnificent steam
fire engine, a conflagration will have
little opportunity to do much damage
provided, a sufficient amount of water
can always be obtained. And while on
this subject, we would remark that fre?
quent com plain ts aro heard from the fire?
men of the meagre supply of water
obtained from the hydrants on the back
streets. This is a matter that should
engage the attention of the city au?
The oommittee to solicit and collect
subscriptions for the purchase of the
steam engine have been busy for the
past few days, discharging their duties,
and have met with substantial encourage?
ment. This is as it should be.
We learn, also, that the ladies ara
making strenuous efforts to realize a
handsome sum in aid of tho Palmettoea,
at the fair for that purpose, which ia to
be held at Irwin's Hall, beginning next
Wedneed&y evening, the 21st instant.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. H. & M. L. Kiuard-Dry Goods.
P. Cantwell-Dianrond Hams.
Nickerson House Hall-Neil Warner.
DEATH OF THE SON OF "CITIZEN GE?
NET. "-The death is announced at Ber?
gen, N. J., of Mr. Henry J. Genet, wbo
was ch icily remarkable us having been
tho son of his father, that ambassador
to the United States, from the Frenoh
Republic of 1703, known as "Citizen
Genet," nud whoso recall was subse?
quently demanded by Washington on
account of the discovery that Genet was
intriguing to procuro tho arming of
American privateers against England,
with which power France was thon at
war. Citizen Genet, notwithstanding
his removal, did not leave tho United
States. Ile became naturalized as au
American citizen, and afterwards mar?
ried tho daughter of Goo. Clintou, Vioo
Prcsideut of tho Uuited States. From
this marriage suvorul children resnltod,
tho oldest (<f whom was tho deceased,
H. J. Genet.
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FRESHET IM TUB CAPE FEAR -Thu Capo
Fear River is now at a higher point than
has been known since 1865. lt has rison
some sixty or sixty-five feet nt Fayette?
ville, tba water beiug nearly to the top
of tho bluff. It fell about five feet on
Monday, but was rising again Tuesday.
Considerable damage has been caused
along the banks by the carrying away of
timber, staves, fence rails, &u., aud in
ono or two instauces burua und store?
houses havo boon washed off. Should
tho water rise much higher, a carious
dist ress will bo tho consequence.
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Mr. S mittel Muroucy, of Belton, S.
C., jumped from tho second story of a
hoiin? in that place on Sunday night lost,
while ni a state of intoxication, badly
fracturing nu aim mid 1 ip.
Tho notorious outlaw Hildebrand has
oben hung by Lynch law in Pulaski