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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Thara lay Morning, March 1.1872.
Tho Columbia Canal-Tho Dam Acron
Wa are watching, with some anxiety,
the action of the Legislature npon the
matter of the proposed dam across the
Congaree. One thing is perfectly clear,
and it should have great weight with the
General Assembly, that is, that the great
majority of our citizens are in favor of
the new dam. The views expressed be?
fore the legislative committee, by a num?
ber of our leading and influential citi?
zens, and the resolutions passed by the
Board of Trade-an association that em?
braces both Republicans and Democrats
in its membership-is evidence sufficient
of the sentiments of the whites and the
property-holders of the oity. We have
heard of no colored citizen that opposes
the granting of the privilege sought for.
It is direotly to tho interests of this class
of our people that the work npon the
eanal should proceed vigorously and on
.the most extended scale. They will,
thereby, be furnished with employment
for a long while, at wages far more re?
munerative than what they ordinarily re?
ceive. Several hundred were constantly
employed a great part of last year-and
have been all of this-at the rate of one
dollar per day, whioh is donble what
they wonld earn as farm hands, and in
almost any other kind of work that
wonld furnish regular employment, We
"trust the Legislature will give grave con?
sideration to the subject, and not flip?
pantly, and for specious reasons, baulk
an enterprise which, if faithfully and
properly oarried out, will insure the
future growth and prosperity of Colum?
bia, and prove a powerful lever in the
industrial regeneration of the whole
There is no snbjeot of legislation now
pending, except taxation, whioh is, in
our judgment, of so much general in?
terest as the development of our great
water power. It is a matter of no poli?
tical oonoern whatever. It will affect
solely the material interests of Colombia
and of the State, and should be fur?
thered and enconraged alike by citizens
of every shade of political opinion.
The question before the Legislature now
is not simply whether or nota dam shall
be constructed across the Con garee at
the penitentiary. It goes further than
that. Upon the location of the dam at
that point depends our having any water
power at all developed that is worth
General E. P. Alexander, than whom
a more reliable gentleman or competent
engineer does not live in our State, said,
in his remarks before the committee,
that not more than 1,000 horse power
could be profitably utilized by a dam at
Geiger's Mill-as he terme I it, a mere
baby power-while below the peniten?
tiary a giant power can be bad of from
12,000 to 14,000 horses, which is greater
than any now developed iu the United
States. That is the whole matter in a
nut-shell, so far as the advantages of the
new dam are concerned. Who that feels
any interest in the prosperity of Colum?
bia wants tho canal frittered down to a
little pigmy concern of a thousand horse
power, when twelve or fourteen times
that much oan be had as easily? It is
fretful to think of it.
What, now, are tho pleas urged
against the new dam? It is said, in the
first place, that it will cause malaria;
and, in the second, that tho State will
loso ?50,000 by the penitentiary quarry
being rendered useless. Well, us to
the health question. First, we have the
oxplioit and written opinion of five of
the most eminent, and in every way
trustworthy physicians of tho city
Drs. Darby, Talley, Gibbes, Taylor and
Trezovnnt-that a dam at tho pluce pro?
posed would, for valid and intelligible
reasons, which they assigu, improve,
rather than injure, the health of tho
city. That is beyond all question the
best guaranty which tho Legislature
could got on that score. This opinion
is moreover endorsed by a number of
our most intelligent and observant citi?
zens-Colonel MoMuster, General E. P.
Alexander, and, wo bolievo, all the citi?
zens who gave their views before tho
oommittee, except General Stolbraud
and Dr. Green. With tho latter, too, it
was only an apprehonson and not a de?
cided opinion that malaria must ensue
from the construction of the dam.
The Union says that "like effects fol?
low like causes." That is very true, but
it is begging the question, when applied
as in this instance. A high and sub?
stantial dam, that will keep the river
water at nearly the same level ali the
year round, and submerge tho low
marshy bogs that crcato malaria now, is
quite a different thing from a moro rotten
obstruction in tho river, such as tho old
dam at Geiger's was. Furthermore, tho
oldest physician perhaps in tho city, and
ft worthy and venerable gentleman,' telle
os that he never heard of the old dam
creating sick u eas, and that the malaria
which had such deadly effect years ago
was attributed to marshes and wet
weather poods in and adjacent to the
towo, and ceased when these were
drained. Finally, if we had nothing
OIBO to go opon, it is an unquestionable
faot that the chancos of health are at lout t
even, between a dam at tho penitentiary
and one at Geiger's. If the former
would cunno malaria, the latter would
produce none the less. There is abso?
lutely nothing-not a siogle rational ob?
jection-against tho dam, on tho score of
Let us look, now, into the second
plea-the destruction of the quarry.
The Union said, yesterday morning, that
the quarry has cost the State $50,000,
and that it will be virtually lost by plac?
ing the dam at the penitentiary. Wo
don't know what is meant by oost. We
presume the author of that statement
took in consideration the cost of quarry?
ing the rook whioh has beeu already
osed. If tho rock is not worth tho cost
of quarrying, the sooner the work is
stopped the better. If it be meant that
the State is now out $50,000 for the
quarry, then the Stuto has simply been
made to pay fifteen or twenty times more
than the quarry is worth. General
Alexander stated to tho committee, and
he based his estimate on data furnished
by General Stoibrand, that the cost to
the State of supplying the rock neces?
sary to complote the penitentiary from
elsewhere, instead of the penitentiary
quarry, would not be moro than $2,000
or $3,000. That is what the quarry is
worth, and no more. What it cost, is
another matter. If more than it is
worth, the faalt or crime must rest
ut the door of tho JO who ODgioeered it.
But, aside from all this, there will be
eighteen Months, at least, left in which
to work the quarry beforo the water from
the dam will interfere witb it. It will
require, in all probability, two Boasons to
erect the dam, as the work cannot be
carried on except at low water io the
summer. The quarry oao, we doubt
not, be exhausted in that time. We
hope-und in so hoping express the
wishes, as we sincerely believe, of seven
eighths, at least, of our oitizeos of both
colors-that the bill will pass. We en?
tertain no doubt of tho intention of the
SpragucB aud Gol. Pearce to develop the
oanal at tho earliest practicable momenl
and in a ?ona fide manner. They have
invested too largely here to'be only cn.
gaged in a sham movement, as som?
oharge; and wo cannot conceive hovi
they would be consulting their interest.'
by so doing. Business, howover, is bu
siness, and we trust that in granting the
privilege asked, the Legislature will se?
to it that a proper limit, as to time, it
fixed, so us to hare the work commenct
this summer and be finished as soot
thereafter as practicable.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD.-Tin
telegraph announces a very encouraging
faot ia the accession of that celebrate!
and successful railroad manager, Thoma:
A. Scott, of Pennsylvania, to tho Prest
denoy of the Southern Pacific Railroat
Company, and the retiremont of this sa
gacious railroad king from the Uuioi
Pacific. The identification of Mr. Scot
with the Southern route is aa iudieatioi
of the deep impression made hy the re
cent evidences of the difficulties und im
practicabilities of tho Noithern route
and of the result of tho personal obsur
vatioas of Mr. Scott, of tho propos?e
liao of tho Southern Company. Nov
that it has beeu demonstrated that a rail
road caa bo constructed to the Pacific
that tho resources of the couutry an
adequate to tho exocution of such i
work, and that it is an imperativo dc
maud of the pooploi aad especially o
tho residents ou tho Pacific coast, th
great merits, ^?io necessity and vast supe
riority of tho Southern route, riso inti
BEAUTIFUL REFORM.-Tho peoplo o
New York recently overthrew tho Dc
mocratio party in their State, and elect
ed what they called a Reform Logislo
turo. It is, howover, Republican. Tho;
wanted honest legislation and au end t
corruption. And how bas tho expori
ment turned out? The d-1 has bcci
swapped for a witch, and tho fuct esta
Wished that if good, honest government
is desired, the Radical party is tho lae
ono to bo looked to for it. As ovidonc
of the character of the mon sent t
Albany to reform tho government, w
need only quote part of tho beading of
recent Tribune despatch from that city
as follows: "Corruption at Albany-Th
Diugram Swindle-A Nest of Thieve
Unearthed-Tammany in Miniature,
A Biblo ia the pocket of a Massnchti
notts burglar saved him from a bulle
fired by the indignant proprietor of th
Not less imperative than the Queen's
speech, at the opening of Parliament,
is the search for Guy Fenkes under the
vanita of the House. On the 6th nit.,
this ceremonial took place. The Lord
Great Chamberlain, with beef-eaters,
marsh id mon and a policeman or two,
made the tonr in doe form as required,
and, as usual, fonnd not even a can of
nitro-glycerine or the more deadly "non?
explosive." The vaults under the House
aro now devoted to the beui?cent work
of ventilation, and the air is brought
through strained canvas, which excludes
the smut and smoke, is warmed, moist?
ened and purified further iu other
chambers, and ia finally sent up to be ex?
haled in speeches by tho same courso
that the wioked Guy sought to scud tho
Parliament to Heaven. But it adds nn
elemont of interest to leura that tho
possibility of blowing up tho British
Gonstitntion yet exists, and that nt the
time of the Fenian scare, tho sowers
leading from these chambers, one of
whioh has its opening directly beneath
the throne, were carefully guarded uud
THE BILIJ TO REFUND THE COTTON
TAX.-This bill, of which there has been
considerable talk, was yesterday intro?
duced in the House of Representatives,
by Mr. McKee, who represents a large
planting interest. Tho bill provides for
refunding in cash, orin bunda issued for
the purpose, bearing five per cent, inte?
rest, the cotton tax paid af tor the actual
close of the war, in tho yours 1865, 'GO,
'67 and '68. It does not iuclndo the tax
paid in 1863 and '64, nor in 1865, before
the proclamation of Andrew Johnson
dedaring the war ended.
Tho ground on which the bill will be
urged chiefly is that tho imposition ol
tho tax was unconstitutional and utterlj
unlawful This claim is based, first, ou
Section 9. of Article I, of the Gonstitu
tion, "No tax or duty shall bo laid ol
articles exported from any State." Cot
ton is emphatically un article of export
A larger proportion of the orop is ex
ported tbun of wheat, rice, corn, tubae
en, hay, apples, tar, lumber, coal, iron
gold, or any other produot of farm,
plantation, forest or mine. But let a di
reot tux be laid on wheat and corn, ant
the West will rally in solid phalau:
uguinBt the Congress that does it. Le?
the dominant party put an export tax ol
tar, and it will subvert Nortb Caroliut
at the next electiou; let it pot adir?e
tax on the other farm products, and tin
formera will very quickly resent it will
oondemning ballots. Bat Congress die
hiv and collect an export tax ou cotton
Was it constitutional?
The Supreme Court of the Unitot
States wore tied upon tho question o
constitutionality, stun iug four ant
four, so that the law was affirmed. Fron
this decision, or rather failure to decide
Southern mun, through their members
propose to appeal to Congress.
Secondly. The friends of the bill wil
argue unconstitutionality from Section !
of Artiole I, which provides that "Rep
resontatives and direct taxes shall be ap
portioned among tho several States, *
according to their respective numbers,
to bo ascertained by tho census; am
from Section 8, which declares that "al
duties, imports and excises shull be tim
form throughout the Unitod States.
This tax, the Southern members wi!
olaim, violates both these provision*
There was no apportionment whateve
of direct taxes, uud there Is a plain wan
Tho dealer in wheat paid, under th
internal revenue laws at that time, a ta
on gross sales, an income tax, etc. S
did the deniers in coal, hay, salt, tar an
corn. The dealer in raw cotton poi
exactly the sumo tax, and, iu udditiot
paid thia special tux of three per cen
per pound on all cotton which ho sob
Thia is not uniform taxation. It is i
excess over tho tax paid by any or a
other products. Is it constitutional? J
it just or equitable? These aro tho qnei
lions which tho Southern members wi
put very pointedly to both Houses. W
state tho argument that till iutcreste
may see and ponder it. Tho propos
lion involves a largo sum and great prii
ciples.- Washington Chronicle.
Our law provides that the defendant
in criminal eases shall bo tried by
judge and jury. Mr. Stokes, blesse
above prisoners, 1ms tho satisfaction <
remaining untried himsoll while conteu
plating the trial of his judge and h
jury. Some time ago, tho trial of li
indictment was postponed until tl
grand jury which found it could bo triei
And now tho triai of that grand jury
put o fl*, while the judge appointed I
presido at it is undergoing "iuvestigi
tion." Nobody can complaiti that Ca
dozo should have tho prcccdouco <
Stokes upon tho calendar. For tl
crimo whereof Stokes is accused is inl
uitesimally injurious or duugerouu I
tho public, compared willi tho oilbuci
charged upon Cardozo. To punie
Stokes, assuming his guilt, would be t
empty a bucketful of dirty water ont i
a river. To punish Cardozo, assainie
his guilt, would bo to purify tho river i
its source. By all means, lot tho foul
tain of justice be clarified first, and mei
murder looked into afterwards. But tl
intelligent foroiguor, who is always sti|
posed to bo beguiling his leisure by ol
serving tho procedures of our courts i
law, would conceive a notion, tho r
verso of flattering, of tho admiuistr
tion of justice among us, when he sa
tho trial of a homicide, about tho perp
trution of whioh by tho person ucoust
of it there was no sort of question, pt
off twice, first to find out whether tl
jury whioh indictod for it was not ill
gal, and second, to find out whether tl
judge before whom that proliminai
issue was to bo tried was fit to sit upon
bench.-New York World.
Ool. Wm. Jotimlon,
Wo oopy from tho Statesville (N. C.)
American the following article, com?
mendatory of the energetic PreBidont of
the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
In theso timos of political excitement,
which is absorbing so much of public
attention, and cuusing many to forget
or overlook the valuable services in pub?
lic enterprises which have been condu?
cive to the welfare of the people, State
and country, rendered by private iudi
viduals, it is proper that at ti mts refer?
ence be made to such gentlemen und the
parts they havo performed in aid of tho
public welfare, aud wu conceive Mich to
be u duty which the press owe to such
pnblio benefactors aud to the people.
lu this respect, no mau iu thu Ututo
has surpassed Col. Wm. Johnston, if any
have equalled bim. To make good our
assertion, wo submit the following record
of him us a railroad pr?sident mid finan?
cier, which wo havo taken pains to coi?
led, and the facts are indisputable
showing administrativo abilities (states?
manship) of tho first order, and a posi?
tion worthy of a truo son of North Ca?
Since tho war, there was built aud re?
built nearly 2U? miles of railroads in
North and South Carolina, without any
State aid from either, among a poor,
destitute people-much of tho couutry
along tho line having been laid lu utter
ruiu by Sherman's army, and almost in
a state of revolution, without confidence,
pecuniary means or credit in it. To re?
build about fifty miles of tho Charlotte
and South Carolina Railroad, its shops
and bridges, with all its war debts bang?
ing upou him, wo learn that Col. John?
ston only 1 ad about seventy-three bah-s
of cottou. When tho war closed, it boot
$15,UGO worth of grading only was done
on the Coln mina and Augusta Rail ri iud -
the company saving out of the wreck
about 1,000 bales ot cotton. In the full
of IHM), 1 he slock holders requested bim
to go on aud build tho road. In 1870,
thu road was li ms h ed, and is eighty-live
miles thing. The Couguree and Savan?
nah bridges alone cost over $200,000 in
the aggregate-more than the proceeda
of the sale of the colton and all other
means of tho compauy iu baud when he
began tho work; while tho road cost over
Iwo millions of dollars!
During the entire construction of this
road, umid the other almost insuperable
difficulties he hud to oontend with, the
South Carolina Railroad-the most pow?
erful corporation in the State-fought
him with her heaviest artillery, bringing
suit after suit against his enterprise iu
almost every form known to the law.
In all thia hu succeeded beyond the
most sanguine expectations, OB President
for hia road. How he ever realized the
funds or sustained Iiis credit to get
through, bas been a mystery to the best
railroad men and Uuauciers of tho conn
lu June last, he finished rebuilding
forty-seven miles moro of road from
Charlotte to .Statesville, and built it ill
five and a half monthal A public jour?
nal has remarked that Col. J. "has done
more for tho improvement and develop?
ment of North Carolina thao any man
liviug." How much more has he dono,
however, for South Carolina-having
built over RIO miles of road within her
limits? In truth, tho opinion is, that he
has done for her material prosperity
moro than any citizen of that State.
Without any aid from either State, he
had, in 1870, constructed moro miles of
now road than all other railroad officers
in both States, while they had millions
of bonds used in their aid. No man
South of tho Potomac, since the war,
has been able to accomplish such results
with double the means. It is said thut
when ho first built the Charlotte and
Statesville Road, before tho war, he
began it with only 882,000. If to ac?
complish much with small means, and
under tho most unfavorable conditions
of tho couutry, is evidence of ability,
then ho has shown it in tho highest de?
gree. Ho has added much to tho wealth
sud resources ot North aud South Caro?
lina, by his great energy aud decided
ability. If ho is a benefactor who makes
ouo blade of grass grow where none
grow before, how much aro tho people
of North and South Caroliua indebted
to ono who had to improvise his means,
aud, almost unaided, added millions to
their estates. Lot tho stockholders of
tho roads, and tho plauters on the line
of tho Columbia and Augusta Railroad,
ostimnto their profits.
It is admitted that Col. Johnston has
been tho leading spirit in tho internal
improvements radiating from Charlotte.
While ho may have been firm and exact
in his official relations, representing
others, no ono has personally contri?
buted moro liberally to worthy aud be?
nevolent objects in his community. Ho
has devoted himself with moro energy
and zeal to tho interests of others, in
corporations with which he has been
commuted, than any officer known. He
has had greater responsibilities upon
him iu proportion to tho means at his
command, accomplished more, and suc?
ceeded moro uniformly iu performing
his undertakings, public or private, than
ouo in ton thousand. Pow mon have
undergone moro physical and montai
labor, in correspondence, travel, direct?
ing nud controlling the varied interests
entrusted to bia eare, with moro uniform
success, considering tho trials and diffi?
culties of tho times of his greatest re?
THU MILITARY PmsoxEns.-On Thurs?
day last, W. L. Spencer was reooived at
the prison hore, having been roturned
from Columbia; and M. S. Rowen has
been released, which are tho only changes
that have taken pla30 within tho past
two weeks.- Yorkoille Enquirer,
Tho "mistake" of a druggist's clerk
caused the death of tho wife of Col. J,
M. Thornburg, a young lady very highly
esteemed, iu Nashvillo, Tenu., on Fri?
TnuBSDAY, FEDH?ARY 29, 1872.
Tho Senate met at 12 M., President
Randier in tho Chair.
Mr. Wimbusb introduced n resolution
instructing the Sergeant-at-Arms to pro?
hibit anil prevent smoking in the Sonate
Chamber, at all times and under all cir?
cumstances, by any person whomsoever.
Mr. Whittemore, from tho Judiciary
Committee, reported a substitute for the
bill to regulate tho issuing of ohocbs by
pliiui.... to employees on plantations.
Several bills were read the Bccoud
time and referred.
A bill to provide for general nnd spe?
cial elections, and tho manner of con?
ducting the same, was amended nnd
ordered to bo engrossed for n third read?
The report of the Committee on Pub?
lic Lands on a bill to provide for the
sale of lands purchased by the Land
Commissioner, was indefinitely post?
Mr. Swails introduced a bill to declare
North aud South Winabee Crocks navi?
At 2.30 P. M., tho Senate adjourned
until to-morrow, ut 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met ut 12 M., Speaker
Mosrs in thu Chair.
Reports from committees were read
and laid on tho table, and tho bills re?
ported upon were road und ordered to
Mr. S. J. Lee offered a joiut resolu?
tion, proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of this State, wbioh was
lui cl over.
Mr. Hunter offered a rosolutiou, that
H committee of three members be ap?
pointed to wait upon the State Trea?
surer, aud inquire what arrangements
have bcou made by him for tho payment
of the per diom of tho members of the
Legislature, Seo. Adopted.
Tho following joint resolutions aud
bills wore passed: .Bills to establish a
public furry in Fairfield County; to in?
corporate the Firemen's Union, of
Charleston; to alter and amend tho char?
ter of tho town of Pendleton; to amend
Seotiou 313 of an Act entitled "An Act
to revise, simplify and nbridgo thc rules,
pructice, pleadings and forms of the
Courts of this State;" to incorporate the
Merchants' building, Loan and Trust
Company, of Aiken; to incorporate the
Rivera Guards, of Hamburg; to permit
Jamos McCullough to adopt, chango the
name of, and make his lawful her, Jo?
seph Allen Stepp; joint resolutions ap?
propriating ?150 of tho poll tax collected
in Newberry County, for the purpose of
furnishing desks for the H?ge school;
authorizing certain persons to have
transcribed, for the County of Oconee,
so much of the records of tho late Dis?
trict of Pickens as relato to the County
of Oconeo; to pay to L. S. Langley, late
Sohool Commissioner of Beaufort Coun?
ty, tho sum of $147.48; bills to renew the
charter of the Congregation Derekh
Emcth, or Path of Truth, of Columbia;
to incorporto the Damascus Baptist
Church, of Sumter; to amend an Aot to
secure advances for agricultural pur?
poses; to exempt the Benedict Institute
from taxes; to amend the Act providing
for the coustruction and repair of high?
ways; to require tho passenger trains of
tho Charlotte, Columbia aud Augusta
Railroad Compauy to stop at Hamburg;
to establish au inferior court for the
trial of criminal cases, in the County of
Charleston; to charter the Spartan burg
and Port Royal Railroad Company; to
charter the Uuion Savings Bank, of
Georgetown; to charter tue Raleigh,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Com?
pany; to legitimatize certain marriages,
and for other purposes mcutionod there?
in; to pr?vido for constructing a new
Court House for Richland County; to
authorize James C. Thompson and wife
to adopt tho child of Mary Couch, and
to moko it their lawful heir; to incorpo?
rate tho Lancaster Ride Company; to
authorize the building of a bridge to
connect thc islands of North and South
Edisto, at tho location of tho old bridge;
to incorporate tho Planters' Mining and
Manufacturing Company; to regulate tho
responsibility of parties holding collate?
rals ns security for loans.
At 3>.i P. M., tho House took n recess
until 7 P.M. _
WATCH THIEF ABUESTED.-Yesterday
Thomas Met?innis was arrested at tho
instance of William Call, by whom he
was charged with stealing a watch from
thu latter last Saturday night. Both
parties aro newsboys, and were on tho
train of the Charlotte, Columbia and Au?
gusta Railroad, between Columbia mid
Augusta, nt tho timo tho robbery took
place. Call was asleep when the watch
was taken from his pocket. After his
arrest, McGiunis confessed that ho had
taken tho watch, and finally wroto a
note to tho person in possession of it,
directing him to give it up to Call.
[A ugusta Constitutionalist.
Intelligence concerning tho movements
of thu International Society show that a
vast and general activity prevails among
tho members in Franco. Sections aro
forming iu all parts of that country, and
agents of the society are overywhoro in
the provincos recruiting adherents.
From tho efforts made to obtain, not
ouly in France, but in all countries,
exact .statements of tho strength in men
and money of tho society-together with
the fact that its adherents are classified
by categories of ago and capacity-the
belief hus boen engendered iu Europe
that the Iuteruational is preparing either
for warfare or a formidable strike.
Tho death of Porliero Dinz, which has
boon definitely ascertained, will proba?
bly put au end to Ibo formidable revolu?
tion in Mexico. At, any rate it is a stroke
which his followers will feel severely.
Diaz wasouo of Juarez's leading generals,
was a candidate against Juarez iu tho re?
el ;it Presidential election, aud was lie?
MAIL ARKANOKMKHTS.-Tho Northern
mail openB at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.0?
P. M.; closes COO 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 0.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
Crrr MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PUOKIX is five cents.
In conformity with the recommenda?
tion recently made to the City Conncil,
they have employed a watchman, to be
stationed in tho tower of the Presbyte?
rian Church, to cry the hoars and watch
Kev. R. H. Cala has become the pastor
of the A. M. E. Church io this city,
Rev. W. D. Harris having been desig?
nated as elder io the Aiken District.
The gas is to be temporarily shat off
from tho streets, until the company caa
make the necessary arrangements for
changing the works.
Columbia is to have a variety of
amusements next week, and it is likely
that Irwin's Hall will be occupied nearly
every night. On Monday, the 4th, the
Berger Family will exhibit; on the 6th
and 7th, the Leon Brothers; ou the 8th
and 9th, Lingard.
Water was let into the canal, yester?
day. The company has thus complied
with tho contract, to which refereaoe has
frequeutly been made-that water should
be let ia by the 1st of March.
Mr. James Bailey came near having
au ugly accident, last night. He was
coming out from tho Temperance Hall,
when he stepped into the opeo cellar of
Messrs. L?rick & Lowrance. He was
considerably braised, bat, fortunately,
no boaes were broken.
DECASTRO.-This accomplished pro?
fessor of legerdemain aod occult science
gave the third of his series of entertain?
ments in Irwin's Hall, last night. The
pleasing nature of the previous per?
formances, and the? announcement that
the exciting decapitation feat would be
exhibited, drew a crowded hoase. De
Castro apologized for cot being able to
commit suicide as effectually as he pre?
sumed a number of the audience would
bo delighted to have him do. The want
of depth and height in the stage pre?
vented him, ho said, from performing
tho feat as perfectly as he otherwise
could do, when the accessories are in
every way suitable. As it was, he ap?
peared to have lost his head to all in?
te nts aud purposes. It was a ghastly
sight, but the wonder-loving public seem
to enjoy it hugely. A number of valua?
ble prizes were drawn as asnal. This
feat, with a new programme, is promised
NEWST-ATER STEALERS, TAKE WARN?
ING.-We copy the following from the
proceedings of the City Court of Au?
gusta. There are several individuals ia
this city who should take warning:
The State vs. Samuel Williams-lar?
ceny from the house. The defendant ia
this case is the boy who vas caught
while stealing the morning papers from
the portico of a down town residence
some time since. An Williams is quite
a small boy, the prosecutor consented
that ho should plead guilty to simple
larceny. He was sentenced to tea days'
imprisonment in jail. We hope that
this will doter others from perpetrating
tho same offence.
PUCENIXIANA.-Good places for match?
Who speaks tho truth of himself,
unless he knows before-hand that the
truth resounds to his praise?
Thc first qualities wanted in all who
deal with the education of children
patience, self-control, and a youthful
heart that remembers its owa early days.
Col. Ezra Miller contoods that "loose
coupling" "causes seven-eighths of the
accidents on Americau railroads." We
aro very snro that "loose coupling" is
responsible for more thaa this-it causes
scvan-oighths of tho "accidents" in
American social life.
Out West the graia is raised at all sea?
sons-by tho elevators.
LIST OF'NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
P. Caotwell-Hoy, Fodder, Ac
Philip Motz-Cottoa Plaater.
J. C. B. Smith-Savings Bank.
C. F. Jackson-Card.
Acts of tho Legislature
D. C. Poixotto & Son-Auction.
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Kieo, Union; H i* Ll Rowlett, J 8 Land, O A 0
lt lt; J W Goodgion, Lauren*; Jae T Jeter,
Mannie; Wado Obhorn, Benjamin Mooro,
Ch CH ter; D U Knit Alston; A J Brown. Now
York; li D Darksdalo, wifo and son, Missis
sipni; W B Mlllwee, Greenwood; OP Dickert,
J J Lane, Thoa 1' Hilder, Newberry; John
f?urdine, Anderson; ll C Oliver, ?partanbnrg;
F D Avignon, Now York; H W Parr, Alston.
dickerson House-F A Connor, Cokuaburv:
L W Perrin, Ninety-Six; Wm Davia, W W
Davis, Burlington; Wm K Orr, Chester; J C
Itulow, S Unite-e, Ridgeway; D L Turnor,
Mi?n Turnor, lidgefiold: H J "spencer, Aiken;
J L Bridges, N O; K 8 Williams, Kpsrtanburg;
1 li Steers, Walhalla; .Mr and Mrs L J Patter
ron. A ll McOaw, Mrs McCaw, 8 C; lt'v Thoa
Ward Whit , Kentville Fomalo College; Wm
Nay and wife, Newberry.