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COLUMBIA, S. .C.
Thnril?y Morning, February 22.1872.
The- Genova Arbitration.
The excitement oreated in ED gland by
the claim for consequential damages, on
the part of the United States, be/ore the
Geneva arbitrators, seems to have abated
somewhat. We hear, at least, of no vio?
lent and bellicose speeches as a number
of fiery members of Parliament at first
indulged in. The London press-the
Times, Observer, Daily News and Tele
graph-aro still hammering away upon
the aubjeot, but in a mild, argumenta?
tive way. They affirm emphatically that
it was diet: olly understood, and so an?
nounced r heatedly in England before
the egreement to submit to arbitration
was entered into, that the claims for in?
direct damages should not be presented.
The ambiguity of the terms employed
in the treaty they admit, but hold that
the debates in Parliament last summer,
where, in advocating the ratification of
the treaty, it wus time and again asserted
that such claims were excluded, show
the understanding with which England
agreed to the submission. The inten?
tion of one of the partios, thus orally
expressed prior to tho signing of the
agreement, they contend, precludes any
different construction which aregretably
doubtful phraseology might give rise to.
Oor Northern exchanges, on the other
hand, uphold with equal zeal the legiti?
macy and propriety of the mooted
claims, They rely mainly, and with
good reason, upon the comprehensivo
langnage of the treaty, in which it is sti?
pulated that all differences, without reser?
vation, which have arisen between the
two oonntries on account of the depre?
dations of the Anglo-Confederate
croisera, shall be submitted for final ad?
judication before the Geneva tribunal.
In our humble judgment, the whole
question is one which only the Board of
Arbitrators can properly determine.
The gist of the great pow-wow that has
been raised seems to ns simply n question
whether or not the international court
has jurisdiction in the premises; whe?
ther it oan take cognizance of any such
claims as the representatives of the
United States are urging. The objeot,
scope and powers of the court must
surely be prescribed in the stipulation,
and it is for the judges to say what con?
struction is to be placed on any obscure
or ambiguous language.
Thc Dam Across the Congare?.
There was quite an interesting meet
ing, yesterday, in the State Library
Boom, in response to the invitation o
the committee of the General Assembly
asking an expression of opinion, on thi
part of the citizens, as to the propriety
of granting the Columbia Water Powei
Company the privilege of placing tliei:
dam across the Congaree at the peni
tentiury. A number of our most intel
ligeot and reliable white citizens wen
present, and the oolored population wa
even more largely represented. Dr. F
W. Green expressed the opinion that th?
construction of the dam at the poin
proposed, would have an injurious effec
upon the health of the oity. We did no
hear the Doctor's statements, and, there
fore, ore unable to report or pass jadg
ment npon the grounds upon which h
Dr. G. S. Trezovant sustained viow
diametrically opposite ti? Dr. Green
holding that the effect of the dam won li
he beneficial rather thau otherwise.
Major Theodore Starko warmly advo
cated the granting of the privilege up
plied for by the company, and expressoi
a deop interest in the development o
the canal, as a matter of the greaten
importance to tho future growth am
prosperity of Columbia.
General Stoibrand, the Superintend
out o? the State Penitentiary, vehe
meetly opposed the new dam. Ho gre\
very much excited iu the course of hi
remarks, and denounced the Wate
Power Company as a sham concern, tho
only wished to secure a monopoly of on
water powor, in order to keep otho
capitalists out, and without any honed
intention of utilizing it themsel?os. H
asserted that all the work that had bee
dono was simple mockery; that the cor
tract had cot been complied with; un
urged that the Legislature investigit
the matter, annul tho agreement wit
tho Hpragr.es, and let the canal revort t
the State, that it may bo developed fo
the good of the people. He maintained
further, that the location of the dam u
the penitentiary wonld rondcr the quarr
useless, and oause a dead loss to th
State of all the rock there; aud that i
would be impossible for tho Wate
Power Company to furnish, for the ns
of tho penitentiary shops, a snffioienc
of water power, as they were now com
polled to do.
Col. Pearce replied, that ho had full
complied with his contract willi th
State, in tho increase of the capacity c
the eau ni; and that he would see to it
that" the necessary water power be se?
cured to the penitentiary. The oom
pany, he said, composed of the Messrs.
Sprtiguo and himself, had already laid
oat $100,000 in Columbia, in tho par?
chase of real estate and apoa the work
oa the canal-which, though but a small
amount compared to what they expected
flo ally to invest here, waa aa earnest, at
least, of the bona Ade character of their
General E. P. Alexander stated to the
committee, that from aa inspeotioa of
the work that had been done, it was his
impression that the capacity of the old
canal bad beea quadrupled. Upon the
subject of the new dam, he gave his
opinion strongly in its favor. Io his
judgment, not more than 1,000 horse
power could bc profitably utilized by a
dam above Geiger's Mill. This, said he,
is a mere baby, compared to the giant
power which can be bad at the peniten?
tiary. He held that the placing tho dam
at the latter point was most highly de?
sirable, and uaobjeotionable in every re?
spect. Aa to the water power for the
penitentiary, he said that would easily
be transmissible by means of wire ropes
to any point within the yard that might
be preferred. As to the quarry, he
stated it to be his opinion that the de?
privation of the use of it in building the
penitentiary would not be a loss to tho
State of more than $2,000 or 83,090.
Col. F. W. MoMoster discussed at
some length, and with much earnest?
ness, the great advantages which Colum?
bia and the State would reap from tho
development of the canal, and the esta?
blishment of mills and manufactories
that would follow. Ia comparison, hs
said, the loss of tho quarry was mere
bagatelle, and reminded him of an anec?
dote of old Col. Taylor, who lamented
having sold the land apon which Colom?
bia is built, on the ground that he had
spoilt a good plantation to make a sorry
Mr. James E. Black, Secretary of tho
Board of Trade, expressed himself, and
also unofficially gave the opinion of the
Board, os strongly in favor of granting
the necessary legislation to construct the
dam at a point where the greatest power
can be obtained.
French vanity has been somewhat hurt
of late at the knowledge that Prince
Bismarck writes his despatches to the
French Government in the German lan?
guage, notwithstanding the French is
the generally recognized language of
diplomacy. The Pairie, however, comes
to the rescue, and explains. Tho foreign
office at Berlin, it says, replies in French
to all nations which communicate with it
in this language-France excepted-and
thus respects the old diplomatic tradi?
tion. To the governments which write
to it in their own lauguages, such as
England, the United States, Spain and
Italy, it unswers in German, according
. to a measure of reciprocity, which may
easily be understood. As France, there?
fore, sends despatches in her own lan?
guage, Bismarck, following his adopted
rule, replies in German.
THE KU KLUX REPORTS.-The Wash?
ington correspondent of the Baltimore
Sun writes, under dato of 19th, us fol?
"The majority and minority reports
of the Ku Klux committee were submit?
ted in each House to-day, and objection
made Ja both to the views of the mi?
nority, on the ground of the severe lan?
guage which it contained towards the
majority and tho Preeident, who ia in
one portion referred to as tho 'imperial
master,' while the report and conduct of
the majority is spoken of ns 'the grossest
outrage, the foulest calumny ever perpe?
trated,' oto. The Senate, after brief de?
bate, admitted the report; bat in the
House there was quite a contest over it,
whioh resulted in the reception of the
report, provided that its language is not
unparliamentary nor in violation of tbs
rules of the House. Tt did not appear
who was to be the judge of that. The
reports wore promptly followed by a bill
to extend the suspension of the writ of
habeas corpus beyond the present restric?
AIRLINE RAILROAD.-Wo have just
hoard, from a gentleman conuected with
this road, that the track hos been laid to
Catawba River, a distanco of nine miles
from Charlotte, and that all the bridges
between this point and Charlotte have
boen framed ready to be pat up, except
tho Pacolett bridge. Tho masonry and
grading, too, are nearly completed.
We are also informed that instructions
have been given to build a temporary
track from the SparUnbarg and Union
Railroad depot to connect with the Air?
line Road, in order that the track-laying
may begin at an early day on this end of
the line. From this it would seem that
wo are soon to hear the sound of the
whistle on this great continental high?
DEATH OP AK ESTIMADLE LADY.-We
regret to announce the sudden death of
Miss Mary Potigru, at her residence in
tho lower part of our District, from
ptiouraouiu, on Tuesday, tho 13th inst.
Tho deceased was in tho primo of life,
and her death was quito uuoxpected.
[Abbeville Press and Banner.
MISBUXBH? NBW OBJ?KANB.-The ex
travagant gayoty and noonda of revelry
that distinguished New Orleans doriog
the recent carnival, moat have impressed
stranger* that, the Oreaoent Oity waa ooo
of those spots blessed with every good
gift. ' Bot, in tho midst of the aoenea of
gay enchantment, a ekeleton appear* at
the feaet. The Pioayune, of the 16th,
contained the following sombre picture
of misrule and corruption, showing the
riotous sway that Warmonth and his in?
famous gang of Radical ou pp or tura exer?
cise over the unhappy oity and the plun?
dered State. Ere another 'Mardi Gras
arrives, may the light of political reform
and a purer dispensation of j nat?o? dawn
upon that outraged people:
"Ia it not enough that they should be
allowed simply to hold those places in
peace, until the time arrived for re?
placing them, without going beyond the
forms of existing laws? In fact, is that
not a far too liberal bargain for them?
And is it not too much, thou-a prepos?
terous idea, implying an incredible
stretch of publio patience-that they
should not ouly be left in quiet posses?
sion, but should have unlimited swing
and license to repeut with aggravations,
and with exasperating variations, all
that they have been doing amiss -dis?
gracing the name of the State, trampling
upon the deoenoies of official staliou,
\ polluting with the Blimy trail of corrup?
tion all the approaches of legislation, all
the avenues of publio affairs, and scof?
fing at the miseries, spurning tho de?
mands, defying the wrath of the people ?
"And shall there bo no manful at?
tempt to put an end to this nightman
dominion and this unacouda coil aud
grip of suffocating wrong and infamy'
Shall this fair Stato relapse into jungle
where human vice and lawlessness wil
divide empire with the wild boasts'
Shall this once queenly city, .bereavec
I of her manhood, widowed ?nd desolate
sink, as by infernal enchantment, iuto i
Stygian pool for all venomous reptile,
and all loathsomo monstrosities to kno
and gender in? Noi By the almight;
majesty of o ter mil justice, no!
"There is life in the outraged Stat
1 yet. There is manhood to stand np fo
tbs wronged city yet. It has not boei
boisterous and brawling. Quiet am
self-contained, it was not heedless o
'.pathetic, not dead, or deaf, or dumb
it has bided its time, aud treasured ui
its wrath. This wrath boa been fe
alike by the indirect and immediate ir.
fliotion of an atrocious misrule. Th
sob of the wan and puny baby ut th
breast of the poor man's haggard witt
the sigh of the pale, care-worn widow
the hungry eyes of the surviving chi
dron of one who died vainly strut
gling for an honorable livelihood, th
ineffable agony in the face of the Ix
nest laborer when his hands fail t
provide adequately for his heart's trei
sores at homo-such sights and sounc
as these, traceable to the crimes of mi
government, are silently recorded in tt
awful account of a final reckoning, n<
less than the broader and louder evils i
general depression of business and ii
"And when is the hour to sound f<
this final reckoning? There nre sigi
abroad, which some construe to hera
its near approach. But it would see
j that tbs public malefactors, like Bt
shazzar, at his profane banquet, belie'
in no signs. It would seem that, inf
tuated uud besotted, they are boot <
defying both Divine and human disple
sure, and that only earthquake, or ligli
ning, or whirlwind of fire, could put
stop to their obscene orgies."
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILKOAD.
We are glad to see that this important
now proved to be indispensable-wo
is attracting much attention iu the d
feront States of the South. Tho Rie
mond Dispatch han this to say of t
The next Congress will be iu t
bands o' the South and West, and w
pr?vido for the building of this nt
road. It is a disgraoe to Congress tl
it should havo allowed its prejudic
against the Southern people to iullueu
it to pass by tho best route and build
road over the worst. But nature
stronger than congresses. She hash
her revonge this winter. The rigors
a Siberian olimato have damugod t
reputation of the present road to su
an extent as that it would take ma
8nowless win tern to restore public cou
dence in it. When we read of a tn
delayed for twenty-eight days, or ev
for ten days, by drifting snow, wo r
derstand that that region must bo a In
of desolation in the winter seuson. T
Texas route will bo free from all obj
tiona growing out ol a severo clima
The sooner a new road is built, the b
tor for tho country.
A special correspondent of a New Y<:
paper, writing from London, expros
a very decided opinion that no chat
that can be made in the British Min
try would have any effect in settling I
present difficulties with this country
the case now stands. Bio says that
the Qladstone Ministry retires, th
successors, from the very nature of I
question, would be equally preven'
from continuing negotiations. Arbit
lion, he therefore assumes, is virtue
already euded. He suggests, as one v
of adjustment, that this Govcrntm
reuew its proposition of March, 187(
heretofore rejented by England-thal
would receive $30,000,000 in gold a
full satisfaction of the claims. On t
basis, he thinks, the matter can bo
ranged with the British Government.
DEATH IN JAIL.-Bon. Ancrum, u
lored person, confined in jail, died j
terday, of consumption. An iuqu
wan hold over the body, and the vert
of tho jury was death from the oa
' Wi?'rfESD?Y, FEBB?ABY "?l'.'1872.
The Senate met at 12 M., President,
pro tem., O. W. Montgomery in the Oh air.
A bill to divide the State into five Con?
gressional Districts was referred to a
special oom mit tee of five.
A bill to ineorporate the Beef Packing
Association of Charleston was indefinite?
A number of bills were passed to a
third reading sud referred to various
The Senate, in executive session, con
firmed the appointment of the following
Trial Justices: Joseph S. Erwin, Barn?
well Oonnty; A. D. Addison, 8. F. Etter,
Beaufort; Jas. K. Wagner, York.
At 8 P. M., the Senate adjourned until
to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Moses in tba Chair.
A bill to provide for general and spe?
cial elections, and the manner of con?
ducting the same, waa passed to a third
The following bills were passed: To
incorporate thu South Carolina College
and Mechados* Institute; to amend un
Aot entitled "An Act to define the juris?
diction and duties of County Commis?
sioners, as relates to the County of Ab?
beville;" to authorize aliens to hold
property; to amond au Aot entitled "An
Act to charter the YemuH-e? and Millen
Railroad Company, in the State of South
Carolina;" to incorporate the Star Fire
Engin o Company, of Georgetown; to
require the County Commissioners to
remuro imbeciles from the Lunatic Asy?
lum to their respective poor house*.
Pending the consideration of the re?
port of the Special Committee ou Bill
and substitute to rnako appropriutious
and raise supplies for the tiscal year
commencing November 1, 1871, at
P. M., the House adjourned until to?
morrow, at 12 M.
THE LATE FRANOIS J. PORCH EB -Wo
record this morning, with sentiments of
unfeigned regret, the demise of this
highly estimable aud very popular citi?
zen, which occured at his residence yes?
terday morn i g early. He had been
confined to his house for several days,
but by a complaint, the character of
which caused no apprehension that he
would BO soon be transferred hence.
He identified himself with commercial
pursuits in early life, and was well known
in the cotton brokerage business, ic
which lie was engaged in an'e bellum
days, under the style of Wotherspoon &
Poioher. Subsequently he united with
Mr. Chas. W. Honry in the name busi?
ness, under the firm name of Porobci A
Henry, aud was a member of the co
partnership at the time of his death.
The deceased was a devoted son of the
soil, and was selected by the citizens of
this oommunity, with others, to repre?
sent them in the convention of I860,
which carried the State out of the Union.
No one was more zealous than he in
whatever fell to his lot, to illustrate his
love of State aud city, giving no little
attention to tho improvement of the bar
and harbor. For roauy years he was
connected with the fire department, and
was the honored and beloved President
of that fino corps, the Phoenix Firo Com?
pany, whose beautiful steamer was named
after him, in testimony of the love the
entire membership bore him.
Whon companies were forming for the
development of that new field of enter?
prise, the phosphates, he was selected
to presido over the affairs of the At?
lantic Company, whose works are on the
Lemington farm, Ashley River, manag
iug them with perfect success. There
was a magnetism in his kindly, genial
nature, that over attracted all who oame
in contact with bim, and it may be truly
Haid that his friends were "legion."
When tho intelligence of his death
reached the merchants yesterday, thoir
deep regret at so untoward an event was
manifest in their faces. He was a mem?
ber of several of the prominent societies
of the city, and was recently called to
tho Vioe-Fresid?ncy of the Chamber of
Commerce, whose proceedings, pub?
lished to-duy, embrace a tributo to his
In testimony of respect to tho deoeased
the flags of tho shippiog were at half
mast yesterday. - Charleston Courier.
DISASTROUS FIRE.-Yesterdoy morn?
ing, tho fine dwelling house of our aged
and revered friend, Mr. Samuel M. Ste?
venson, was discovered to bo on fire.
Tho inmates of the house were sitting
in the house, unconscious of their dan
ger aud great misfortune, until a servant
ruo iu aud informed them that the roof
of the building was wrapped in flames.
With but two hands on tho plaoe, of
course nothing could be done to check
tho devouring element. In a few hours,
the dwelling, kitchen aud smoko house,
and nil out-buildings, except the car?
riage home, on the West side of tho
public road, were in ashes. The furni?
ture waa saved, but slightly damaged,
and with but very little loss; but, not?
withstanding this, Mr. Stevenson's loss
cannot be less than $3,600.
DEATHS.-Wo were pained to hear of
tho death of Miss Ellen Fillmore, daugh?
ter of Mr. Zack Fulmore. Miss Ful
more was, we learn, at Little Rock
Church on Sunday, the 11th, and on
Monday, the 12th, was a corpse. Con?
gestive chills caused this sad loss.
We regret to learn that Jim Wheeler,
colored, was accidentally but fatally
stabbed by Mr. Thomas Hogg, on Thurs?
day last. Ho died last Sunday of in?
ternal hemorrhage. Coroner Montgo?
mery summoned a jury of inquest, who,
after a full hearing, returned a verdiot
that tho deceased cuino to his death from
n wound accidentally indicted by Mr.
II ogg.-Marion Crescent.
.- -? . -
Thero were 22 deaths in Uh arl cn ton
Tor tho woek ending tho 17th instant
whites 0; colored 13.
OiTT MATTEM.-The price of Bingi? 1
copies of the PHCENIX is five cents.
The Charleaton Republican macle it? 1
appearance on Monday as an afternoon
paper. It presents a remarkably neat
appearance. Mr. Seabrook, the chief
editor, is an expert in newspaper mat?
tera; while Mr. Meyers has been in train?
ing for several months.
Oar old friend, Capt. J. J. Maokey,
waa in Columbia, yesterday, and acted
as one of the committee on tho Palmetto
steamer. His shadow does not de?
The Israelites of this city bave tuken
the initiatory steps toward the erection
of a synagogue. Another meeting is to
be held on Sunday next, to make the
nece?snry arrangements. Hardy Solo?
mon, Esq., wus choaeu President, and
Mr. D. Epatin, Vice-President. We are
reliably informed that one liberal-mind?
ed lise expressed a determination to give
50,000 bricks besides a som of money;
while another has promised several
thousand feet of lumber. Their Gentile
fellow-citizena will assist them liberally.
The corner-stone of a Town Hall and
market is to be luid in Sumter, to-day,
with Masonic ceremonies.
The February number of the Southern
3fusical Journal, published monthly in
Havannah, Ga., han been received. It is
especially devoted to the interests of
music in tho South, and from the success
it has already met with bids fair to be?
come a regular visitor in every Southern
Mere matter of form-Fitting a dress.
DeCastro, a popular magician and
ventriloquist, gives a series of entertain?
ments in Irwin's Hall, next week. The
Savannah Morning JNVTS says of bim:
"Thora was a vt -y large audience in
attendance at the tueatre, last night, to
witness the truly wonderful perform?
ances of DeCastro, the magician and
ventriloquist, and we do not remember
ever seeing n similar performance that
gave more universal satisfaction. Many
of his new and magical tricks were beau?
tiful, and all performed with a skill that
showed bim to be a master of the art of
legerdemain. His ventriloquist powers
are of a very superior order, and bia
dialogues with imaginary characters in
different parts of the honse in several
different voices, were trnly astonishing
and amusing. His mesmeric feat, in
which ho suspenda a young lady in mid?
air is one of the most beautiful as well
as wonderful performances we have ever
TUE FAIH.-The weather was rather
unpleasant, last night, but it did not
prevent a brilliant assemblage not only
of the lorda of creation, but also the
gentler sex. Notwithstanding the shoit
time allowed for preparation, the ball
was tastefully decorated, and the varions
tables showed that the ladieB bad worked
energetically. There was quite a dis?
play of fancy articles, while everything
in the way of eatables was obtainable.
A great many articles were disposed of
by mille. A gold-headed cane, on one
of the tables, is to be disposed of for tbe
benefit of the Company, and to be pre?
sented to some old citizen. Tho idea ia
to allow eaoh individual who pays twen?
ty-five cents to vote for whom be please?.
Captains Stanley, Mackey and McKen?
zie are the principal contestants spoken
of, so far.
There is a poat office in the room, and
one may rest assured that a letter will al?
ways be forthcoming npon application.
The feature of tho fair, however, is tho
"art gallery," in tho West front of the
building. Ono and all should visit it,
and our word for it: they will not repent
of it. We copy, with pleasure, a circu?
lar issued by tho committee, and the
liberal offer contained in it:
"The magnificent art collection to
which tba attention of visitors to the
fair is invited, bas been formed from
the private galleries of our most distin?
guished citizens. The Art Committee
take pleasure in announcing that not
only are these gems open for inspection,
but that, with a generosity perhaps un?
equaled in the history of fairs, the con?
tributors have assented to their sale for
the benefit of the treasury of the Pal?
metto Steam Fire Engine Company.
The names of the artists are printed in
the catalogue. It will be seen that they
beiong to our most ominen. IGC?I paint?
ers and sonlptors, as well as to the best
known celebrities of Europe and Ame?
"Tho Horse Fair," "Departed
Jranch by Gas Light," "Tho Mother's
Friend," "View of the Black Sea,"
"The Fanoy Ball," "The Desert,"
"Light of Other Days," etc., attracted
special attention. But wo will not at?
tempt a description. Visit the gallery,
this evening, by all means.
Tho following is a list of the indivi?
duals who received prizes last night: P.
L. Moiton, oake; John H. .lockson, bac?
ket fruit; D. T. Corbin, cake; J. G.
Graham, frnit oake and cako basket; E.
S. J. Hayes, cake and silver butter dish;
J. H. Davis, cake; C. H. Duhme, doll.
llemerabor, tho fair will bo continued
this evoning, in Irwin's Hall.
TR* Nsw STK*,OT? -lYeatoiday ?as a
gala day among the firemen.. About 10
a'clock, the Independents, with, their
steamer and apparatus gaudily deco?
rated, aaaembled at their Bugine House,
by order of Capt. McKenzie, and, head
ad by the Firemen's Band, proceeded to
the Palmetto house,.and escorted that
sompany, with their new steamer,
through several of our principal streets.
Slr. Harper managed the team attached
to Capt. McKenzie's machine, while Mr.
Daly performed the same office for Capt.
Btanley'a steamer. Arrived at the cor?
ner of Richardson and Gervais, steam
was raised, and in a few minutes a solid
stream of water was being thrown to a
tremendous distaucr, through 100 feet
bose, in an Easterly direction, and
aguinst the breeze. Front was then
changed, and the stream was thrown to?
wards the North, with even m^re satis?
factory results. Mr. Jeffers, tbe builder,
was in attendanoe, and directed the
movements. The line was again formed,
and on reaching tho corner of Plain
atreet, there waa another "play oft*."
Tbe next stand was at the corner of
Blanding and Richardson, where 1,000
feet of hose waa attached, with satisfac?
tory results; then 1,500 feet; then two
streams, at shorter distances. That the
working of the machine gave perfect
satisfaction, is evidenced by the follow?
ing reports of the committees-com?
posed of members of the different com?
panies, as well as otber gentlemen of
COLUMBIA, 8. C., February 21, 1872.
To M. J. Calnan, Esq., Chairman of Com?
mittee on Steam Eire Engine.
DKAB SIR: Tba Committee on dis?
tance and elevation of water thrown at
trial test, held on the 21st February,
1872, would respectfully report as fol?
First test on Gervais rtreet, through
100 feet of hose and 1 % inoh nozzle,
Second teat on Richardson street,
same length of hose and nozzle, 270 feet
Third test on elevation, same length
of bose and nozzle, 148 feet, perpendicu?
Fourth test through 1,500feetof hose,
same size nozzle, 181 feet.
The Committee are pleased to say that
they nre satisfied with the working and
pitying of the machine.
W. B. STANLEY,
WM. H. MONCKTON.
JOHN C. SEEGERS,
H. E. SCOTT,
ALEX. Y. LEE,
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 21, 1872.
M. J. Calnan. Esa., Chairman Committee
Palmetto Fire Engine Company:
The undersigned committee "on me?
chanism, capacity, durability and utility
in extinguishing fires," on the trial of
the new steamer, No. 19:), built by Wm.
Jeffers, Pawtuoket, R. I., for tbe Pal?
metto Fire Eugine Company, of Colum?
bia, S. C., herewith beg leave to report
that they bave, to ihe best of their
ability, discharged the duty assigned,
and would express themselves entirely
satisfied in every respect as to all tbe
points upon which they were appointed
JOHN A. J. DERRICK,
J. J. MACKEY,
COLCMMA, S. C., February 21,1872.
M. J. Calnan, Esq., Chairman Committee
Palmetto Fire Engine Company:
Your Committee appointed to take
statements on the steam generating qua?
lities of the steamer on trial this day,
beg leave to report, that the boiler raised
20 pounds of steam in minutes; 60
pounds in 10 minutes; the greatest pres?
sure on boiler being 160 pounds per
square inch; greatest pressure obtained
on bose, 230 pounds per square inoh.
The boiler kept up a constant pressure,
when working, to 120 pounds.
GEORGE A. 8HIELDS,
W. K. EVAN8, Committee.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Aots of the General Assembly.
Meeting Acacia Lodge.
HOTEL AnaivALS, February 21.-Nickerson
Mouse-J T Yan Hanselaer and wife, T) Child,
? ?; W J Akers, Atlanta; A H Calton, Pa;
r a Hhuck, Aiken; E Mercer, J J Our moly, N
3; AS Douglass, Judge Robertson, Winnabo
.o; Lipsoomb, DanvlUe; W K Orr, Union;
bishop Howe, Charleston; 0 H Bondley, Au?
rville; A A Tolberson, Spartanburg.
THE HISTOBT OV A NATIONAL RKMEOY.-Hero
s the history of the moat oelebrated tonio of
,ho age in a unt-ahell. lu 1860, it waa an?
nounced that a certain combination of vege
able intrrodienta, with a poro diffusive atimn
ant, wan working wonders in the core of
ihronio dyspepsia, nervous debility, liver
iomplaint, periodical fevers, rheumatism and
^institutional weakness. The unpretending
?anio given to the speoiflo waa PLANTATION
BITTERS. The statement attracted the alton?
ion of invalida everywhere. The new remedy
.eoelvtd a fair trial, and the reaults more
han confirmed all that had been aaid in ita
iraise. Thenceforward it was a grand anoceaa.
tba bubineuB columna of the press spread tho
floriona nowa far and wide, and tho mar
.yre to indigestion, biliousness, physical proa
ration and premature decay, aa if by com
non consent, aonght relief from the new
'ogetable restorative. They found what they
taught. From that time to tho preaent, the
ncroaao in tho demand tor Plantation Bittora
iaH boon ono of tho most eti ikiug events in
his ago. ... , _
For Cough?, Bronchitis and Coneump
lon, in Us carly stages, nothing equal? Dr.
'?cree's Onldon Medical Discovery.