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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sunday Ko rc ins .March 3 1878.
. No Blore Incrtam of tb? Pabilo Debt-?
Tlie New Amendment.
A joint resolution to sub mit an amend
' mont of the Constitution to the people
at tho next general election, which will
effectually prevent a farther increase of
the publio debt, passed its second read?
ing in the HouBe on Friday. The pro?
posed amendment reads as follows:
"To the end that the publio debt may
not hereafter be inoreased, without the
dne consideration and free consent of the
Eeople of the State, the General Assem
ly is hereby forbidden to or?ate any
farther debt or obligation, either by the
loan of the credit of the State, by guar?
antee, endorsement or otherwise, except
for the purpose of meeting its existing
obligations, or in and for the ordinary
and current business of the State,- with?
out first submitting the creation of any
suoh new debt, guarantee, endorsement
or loan of its oredit to the people of the
?tate at a general State eleotion; and
unless two-thirds of the qualified voters
of the State vote on the question, who,
shall be in favor of a further debt, guar?
antee, endorsement or loan of its oredit,
none snob shall be created or made."
This is a very proper provision, in so
far as it bases a farther increase of the
public debt, upon consent of two-thirds
of the voters of the State. Wo do not,
however, grow very enthusiastic in con?
templating it, for we are forced to feel
that the adoption of such an amendment,
at this late day, after the gross frauds
that have been praotiood by the State
officials, in their manipulations of the
bonds of the State, and the illegal and
outrageous manner in whioh the publie
debt has been already inoreased, is pain?
fully like "looking the door after the
horse has been stolen." To guard
against future mishaps ia wise and ex?
pedient beyond all question, bnt to
oorreot present evils is the more impera?
Are we to have no inquiry into the
conduct of. the Financial Board last
year, whereby over $7,000,000-taking
their own figures-have been added to
the publio debt in one year, and that,
too, when a tax of over $1,600,000 was
lo vi ed, whioh greatly exceeds the appro?
priations of the General Assembly,.ex?
travagant though they were? Ie suoh a
palpable and enormous swindle to be
quietly acquieaoed in, and the knaves
who have gorged their greedy maws at
the expense of a poverty-stricken people,
allowed to go un win pt of j us ti co and
without even a reprimand?
- Twist and squirm and lie as the finan?
cial ring may, they cannot escape the
evidence of their own figuras. By theae
figures, it is patent, as above stated, that
upwards of $7,000,000 have been added
to the obligations of the State during
iast year. The Legislature, the whole
Bepublioan pasty of the State, is respon?
sible for it. The Legislature, by passing
the matter over, virtually makes the
crime their own; and the colored people,
by sustaining their present representa?
tives, must show themselves equally cul?
pable The amendment, good as re?
spects its futuna intendment, is calcu?
lated, as now framed, to give an indirect
coloring of legality to the bonds that
have been issued in fraud. What does
the exoeption of existing obligations
mean? Is it not desi gue J to affect the
$7,000,000 of bonds illegally issued last
year? We fear so, and that tho prime
object of the amendment is simply to
bolster up the slender and tottering
value of these obligations, so-called,
which ought properly, and doubtless io
time vritl be, wholly repudiated. The
"existing obligations" should at least be
determined, both as to character and
amount, before any exoeption is mado in
Here oomes a mau asserting that he
has discovered a specific for small-pox,
threatening to rob Jenner cf his fame.
His name is Dr. Zuelzer, of Berlin, and
his medicino bears the queer name of
Xylol.' It is distilled from the oil of tar,
at a temperature of 140 degrees, and
?bust not bo confounded with other
queer substances distilled from oil of tar
at different degress; umong which we find
named: "Cela bensol at 81 degrees,
Tonloul at 110 degrees, and Xyloden at
215 degrees." We waru all tar boilers
in pursuit of the treasure to avoid mis?
takes. If report spouks true, he has
already routed tho horrid monster out
oi Berlin, und is now signing, Alexan?
der li ko, for moro small-pox worlds to
< ? ? ?
-Nebraska, whioh already has two Go?
vernors, is threatened by tho members
of its remarkable Legislature with a
third Governor, in thc porsou of a citi?
zen of the cheerful name of Doom. It
is clear that Nebraska is doomed to hnvo
plenty of Governors, as loug as tho num?
ber of politicul scoundrels io that State
roamin undiminished; but wo know of
moro (bau ono State that has reached its
doom in ono Governor.
Tb? Labor Reform Party.
Tbe first step in tho great Presidential
content which comes off this foll, has
been taken by the Labor Boform party.
At their convention, at Columbus, Ohio,
Judge David Davis, 'of the Supreme
Oourt, was nominated for President,
and Joel Parker, of New Jersey, for
vice-President of tho United States.
Judge Davis ia olassed as among the
liberal Republicans, aud Joel Parker is
a life-long Democrat, and a man of dis?
tinguished ability and great popularity.
Of itself, tho Labor Reform party could
effect nothing in-a race Vf or the Presi?
dency. With them only as competitors,
Grant could, doubtless, walk over tin
oonrso without so' much exqrtioo as
even thumping the asfies from his plaoid
segar, or regular D?mocratie nominees
might glide in to the White House at an
easy paoe. But if tho other anti-Grant
elements-tho liberal Bepublioans and
tho Democrats-ooalcBOO with tho Colum?
bus Convention, the sluggish Ulysses
will have to shake off hie lethargy and
oome down to his work in earnest. Even
then, his cha??os for re-election must be
calculated among the remote possibili?
ties at best.
Judge Davis and Joel Parker ure un?
exceptionable men to Conservatives and
Democrats throughout the oountry. The
platform is not so free from objection.
It proscribes tho heathen Chinee, and
favors a protective tariff, both of whiab
do not accord with the sentiments ol
the Southern Democraoy, at any rate.
These faults, however, are offset in o
great measure by tho advocacy of com
plete amnesty, equality of rights and
privileges, and a thorough civil sorviot
reform. The candidatos and tho princi?
pios announced uliko manifest the'fact
that the party is intended mainly as o
compromise between Republicanism ant
Domocraoy. It is Republicanism divest
ed of its military and centralizing fea
tures, that render it specially hatoful
and Democraoy robbed of its allegiana
to free trade We of the South will b<
content to forego that much, in order ti
secure a substantial and genuino returi
to constitutional and economical govern
ment. Judge Davis is said to be in sym
pathy with Gratz Brown, Schurz, Trum
bull, Greeley, Fenton, Cameron and th
leading reform Bepublioans, and it i
not improbable that his nomination a
Columbus is but the forerunner of
similar honor designed for him at Cit
oinnuti. Woe is Grant, if these surmise
We fail to appreciato the logic whic
attributes dil the inhuman cruelties prai
ticed by mau upon 'his brother in th
oountry to the influence of the old ii
stitntion of slavery. It is an impuden
pharisaical assumption upon the part <
Northern zealots in the highest degn
unjust and libolons. In a journal no
before us, we find a horrible case i
oruelty recently inflicted upon a boy I
three laborers at the Susquehanna depo
Pennsylvania, attributed to thc "erat
of the overseer's whip," wbioh has hi
just about as much to do with the hov
case, as it has with that of any brut
English laborer, who beats his wife,
the brick fields. Wo protest against ll
mass of obloquy oast upon that old 1
stitution, which had many humano ai
redeeming qualities. The slave popul
tion, with all its wrongs and abuses, w
yet always bolter taken caro of, less ii
posed upon, and far happier than t
lower laboring classes of England n
to-day. They wero always strangers
suffering nnd poverty; they never lack
medical attention or proper shelter, n
in many other respects their conditi
was a paradise to that of tho pooi
olasscs of tho New Eogland Stat'
Contrary to tho belief sought to bo i
ouloated, tho "crack of tho oversee
whip" was seldom heard, kindness a
confidence being ever recognized as t
most efficient rule. There aro s
enough resting upon tho old iustituti
without its hoing nsed as a scapo-g<
for all Northern orimes and inhumu
ties. Cruelty and wrong belong exe
sivcly to no section or -people, and I
conduct of our cousins in tho late v
show them experienced graduates
what they aro over so anxious to prec
agaiusl. Tho Now Orleans Times ?
clares that thoy should havo more c!
rity, and in order to encourage them
ward its cultivation, wo would Biiggt
im an incontrovertible faot, that the wi
of tho cotton spiiidlo has been moro 1
tilo of inhuman oruelty, has blas
more lives, und filled moro graves, tl
ever did tho "crack of tho overset
Tho New York Tribune commends
tho notice of American "slatesme
who hesitate at universal amnesty sc
yours after tho conclusion of tho c
war, the example of the French Asst
bly, which has just approved tho pru
iug of amnesty to Communists, with
wounds of their bloody intestine con!
How TO DIB BOT LETTEBS.-We briog
to the notice of oar readers the following
oivcojar from the Postmaster-General.
There ie np doubt that the delay in the
trauamission of letters and papers, as
well as most ot the canos of their entire
losa, may bo attributed to the faot that
thoy are carelessly directed by the
writers.. We have Been letters and
papers traveling about in' the moils for
months'aud theil rot brood to'tho office,
where it was first mailed, for "pr o per. di?
rection:" M -r
WASHINGTON, February 1, 1872
Owing tp the rapid iucreaeo in the
mails, i and the establishment of many
new post offices throughout the country,
thia Dopartmeut find* it necessary, ju
order to faoilitatc rho distribution aud to
aeoare a speedy transmission of the heavy
mails now passing, particularly over the
trank lines of railroads, to request of tho
publio, that in all casca the name of the
County, as well ns the post office and
State, be superscribed upon letters, oir
oulare, newspapers, aud other matter to
bo forwarded by mail.
J. A. J. CRESWELL,
Later advices from St. Potersburg
would seem to ind?calo that the Fish
Catacazy quarrel is not to blow over ns
easily as expected. The moro the Czur
thinks of it, tho moro annoyed and re?
sentful ho grows, a state of feeling whioh
is not at all improved by the rudeness
shown by General Grant to the Grand
Duke. Catacazy himself is ut work pre?
paring au account of the affair, which
will embrace many damaging disclosures,
not only in relation to the quarrel itself,
but also as to thc general character ol
American diplomacy. Altogether, af?
fairs between the two countries look
anything btu serene. A feeling' of dis?
trust ana suspicion has beou engendered
amoug the Russians by tho stupid pre?
judices and conduct'of Mn ll amil toi:
Fish, that at somo future duy may cost
the country more thun he was over wortl
to it. , ;
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THE REMOVAL OP P?lilTlCAIi DISAMLI
TIES.-The Washington corresponden
of tho New York Times writes an follows
under date of 20th ultimo:
The House, to-day, manifested a doter
mioation to do away with any necessity
for general amnesty bill by removing
political disabilities by means of apeciu
bills. Mr. Whitley, of Georgia, offeree
a bill rolieving several hundreds in hi:
Congressional District, and having signi
fled his willingness to accept similar bill
as amendments, they were hurried in lr
the Representativos of every Souther]
State to the number of nearly fifty, i
rough estimate puts the number o
ninnes presented at 2,OOO. When thi
thing had been going on uutil tho clerk'
desk was piled nearly half a foot deep
Mr. Eldridge suggested au amendmen
removing disabilities from all the rest o
mankind. It was understood that n
names were eent up save those of pei
sons who had applied for amnesty, bu
Mr. Conger was in tribulation lest Jefl
Davis' name had been smuggled into th
list, and Mr. Maynard insisted, with
pertinacity which became ludicrous, the
all the names should be read. Huvin
passed this wholesome bill, and being i
a mood for it, tho House, ut the rcque.<
of Mr. Young, took up aod passed
special amnesty bill, whioh oame hoc
the Senate last session, aud which ri
moves disabilities from 3, G 21 person)
A few more Mondays of equally exped
tiona work and thcte will hu nobody le
to bo benefited by the amucsty bill, whic
is hanging fire in tho Senate.
HEAVY THEFT.-Mr. Lewis Hoher
son, an atteutivo nnd economical cit
zeu of thia place, a few days since au
tained a heavy loss by theft, umountiu
to SSOO iu currency. The circumstanci
of tho caso are as follows: A small ucgi
girl in tho employment of Mr. Rober
son wa? furnished with a key, by un o
negro woman, named Betsy Kenned,
which nulocked tho trunk where tl
money was deposited. Tho money wi
kept iu a belt made for tho purpose, ar
contained $5,000. lu tho Ramo trut
with tho bolt, was a sack of specie oo
taiuing 82,0110-81,-100 u gold and Sol
in silver. Tho girl gave as a reason fi
not taking more, thut her aunt, old Be
soy, hud instructed her to take ouly
little at a time. Tho key was borrow?
by tho old woman of a neighbor negr
and has been identified. Thc parti
aro now under arrest, and tho caso w
undergo legal investigation.
Congressman James Brooks, in ono
his recent letters of travel, exults in ha
iug made 1,120 miles in India iu hist
two hours, from the Hay of Bungal ai
tho Ganges to the Sea of Arabia. "Al
wo slept by tho way a good deal," sa
he. "Wo wasted much limo at mun
many statious; but our ppcod, wh
going, was thirty miles, and Hamelin:
forty milos tho hour, over first class ra
roads, better built than any wo have
America, costing three dollars por m
to our ono; over frightfully iloodi
rivers; through terrible moantu n \mst
-but thou ngaiu on long, level plait
as smooth as our prairies; and with ci
tivation more beautiful, if possible, th
?nany parts of the Connecticut Rit
A gentleman traveling iu Tonnest
just niter thu close of tho war, overheu
tho following conversation between t'
women of that country, who hud been
town, nnd were returning home on t
curs: "What have you in that pnpei
"Soda." "Soda! what's soda?" "WI
don't you know what soda is? that <
stuff that you put in biscuits that mn
'om git up uud hump themselves."
SATUKUAY. MABCH 2, 1872.
The Senate assembled at 12 M., Presi?
dent Raaaier in the Chair.
The following bills and joint resolu?
tion were passed aud ordered to bo en?
rolled: Bills to iuoorporate the Miahaw
Light Infantry, of Charleston; to renew
the charter of thc Hope Steam Fire En?
gine Company, of Charleston; to incor?
porate the Nazareth Presbyterian
Church, of Spurtunbnrg County; to in?
corporate tho Aiken Light Infantry, of
Aiken; to incorporate the Big House
Ferry, over Beaufort Bi ver, in Beaufort
County; authorizing and requiring
County Treasnrera to receive jurors' aud
witness' tickets for taxes; conferring
upon thu County' Commissioners certain
powers in relation to tho license and sal?
of intoxicating liquor?; to incorporate
the Laborers' Association; to amend an
Act entitled "An Act providing for the
general elections, ' and the manner of
conducting the. same;" joiut reeolution
authorizing the State Treasurer to pay
to the widow of Snmerfield Montgo?
mery $250; bills to alter and amend an
Act entitled "An Act to revise, simplify
and abridge the rules, practice, plead?
ings and forms of courts in this State;"
to incorporate the village of Little Rock,
in the County of Mariou, and for other
purposes therein contained; to iuoorpo?
rate tho South Curolina Agricultural
College and Mechanics' Instituto.
Report (favorable) of the Special
Committee on bill to authorize the con?
struction of a dum across the Congareo,
with House concurrent resolution, up
pointing a committee to examine into
aud report upon the work on the Colum?
bia Canal, was taken up, and occupied
the attention of the Senate np to 'J
o'clock P. M.. when it adjourned until
Monday, nt 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Tho House, met nt 12 M., Speakoi
Moses in tho Chu ir.
Resolutions, relative to the daily meet
iug and adjournment of the House,
were laid ?in thu table.
Reports from several commit tees wert
road and referred.
A message was received from his Es
oellenoy the Governor, returning lo th?
House, willi his objections, "Au Act t(
relieve tho Statu of South Carolina o
all liabilities for its guurauteo upon th?
Blue Ridge Railroad Company," by oro
vidiog for the seouriug aud destructioi
of the same.
Tho Act was put upon its passage
over the veto of tho Governor, HIM
pained by vote of 81 yeas to 18 nays.
The following preamble and r?solu
tion, after considerable discussion, wen
adopted by an almost unanimous vote:
Whereas it is creditably reported ant
believed that in the recent trinl of th
case of William F, Rodding and wife
against tho South Carolina Railroai
Company, in tho Court of Commoi
Pleas, at Charleston, before the Hon. R
F. Graham, Judge, that tho bearing, in
st ruc ti ons and ruling to the jury am
towards the counsel for tho plaintiffs ec
gaged iu said tritd, wore such as to rais
strong apprehensions that soma perso
or persons, ut the said trial, practice
corruption and bad faith against th
said plaintiffs, tho said Instruction? an
rulings having been violativo of the la'
and practice in like cases obtaining, it i
said; aud, whereas, thero is in const
quence of tho said alleged corruption
and bad faith of the said person c
persons, wide-spread suspicion tin
justice ha3 been denied to the said cusi
aud, whereas, it baa therefore becom
the duty of this Houso to make invest
gatiou of the mutter iu the oase nfor<
said, to tho end that right uud justit
may be done; therefore,
Resolved, That the Judiciary Commi
tee be instructed to impure into tl
whole matter aforesaid, with authoril
to send for perseus and papers, und thi
snid committee report to tho Houso ll
result of their investigation, by rcsob
tiou or otherwise, ns soon aa practioabl
The following bills were passed: '1
incorporate tho Darlington Land Joii
Stock aud Loan Association, of Darliii,
ton; to incorporate tho town of Ni net,
Six; to amend an Act ontitled "Au A
to incorporate tho Wuccamaw and Lilt
River Canal Company;" to incorpora
the St. Andrew's Rifle Corps, of S
Aud re w's Parish, Charleston County;
incorporate the Oratigeburg County Fu
Association; to incorporate tho Chark
ton Hook and Ladder Company ; to pr
ride for the establishment of a behool
the State Penitentiary.
A bill to provide for a g?nerai licen
law was called up from tho table, ai
after various amendments, was passi
to a third reading.
Afc 4.45 P. M., tho Hons 3 adjourn
iiutil Monday, at 12 M.
THE RAiiiitOAD.-Wo had tho plensni
yesterday, of meeting, in our town, 51
H. T. Peake, accompanied by Mr. J. <
Meredith, who came on a tour of i usp?
tion of tho Laurcus Railroad. Ai
Peake speaks very favorably us to t
early rebuilding and completion of o
road, and is of opinion that it eau bo p
in running order by July, if tho work
commenced nt once, or within a reasot
bly short time. Mr. Peake will makt
report at once to President Magrath,
regard to tho road, when tho work wi
doubtless, commence us soon ns han
eau bo procured ; which will, doubtlo
require but little time, as wo have hes
of a number who are holding tbemseh
in readiness to go to work. Mr. Pea
has lurgo experience in railroading, In
i hg boou General Superintendent of t
South Carolina Railroad for some foi
teen or fifteen years, and withal a pr
tical machinist and engineer; in sho
ho is a rai ?read mau in every SCUHO of I
- ? ^. --
An otit houso on Hie promises of 1
Aiken, in Winosborn, was destroyed
(ire, on tho night of tho 27th. A day
two afterwards, tho residence ?>f M
Means took fire, but tho tl unes were
tiuguished before any damugo was do:
SECRET HISTORY.-"Blessed are the
peace-makers," of whom little Joh Day
Forney wanta to be chief; and nsefnl
also are the leaky, of whom be is surely
one. In bis Washington Chronicle, ot
Sunday, he gives a remarkable descrip?
tion of tho manner in which Grant was
nominated for the Presidency. He be?
gins by stating that in November, 1867,
Judge Ourtor und Senator Thayer sug?
gested to him to write "an exhaustive
editorial" favoring a movement toward ?
such selection. Forney then goes on to
"I answered that Gen. Grant was not
a candidato for President, and did not
desire to be, and if I printed anything
without authority there was littl?'donbt
that 8omo suporservioeabie politician
would call upon him and ask him if he
had boen mado a candidate with his
sanction. He will, of course, reply that
he never saw the article till in print; so
all our schemes, to make him President,
will 'gang aglee.' Thou Rawlins took
the article to Gen. Graut, and stayed
quite a long time. When he returned,
he said: 'Gen. Grant is quite pleased
with this, your stutemsnt of his
political record, and surprised that
he proves to be so good a Repub?
lican.' Upon this hint I printed it.
When Rawlins oame back from Gen.
Grunt with the editorial, he told us with
great emphasis, 'Gen. Grant does not
want to be President. He thinks the
Republican party may need him, and he
believes as their candidate ho can be
elected and re-elected. But,' said Raw?
lins, 'what is to become of him after his
second Presidential term? What, in?
deed! During his administration, ho ia
receiving from S17.000 to S20.000 a year
as General of tho armies of the republic
To go into the Presidency at $26,1)00 a
your for eight years, is perhaps to gain
more fame; but what is to become of
him at tho end of his Presidency? He
is not a politician; he does not aspire to
tho place. Eight years from tho 4th of
March, 1860, he will be about fifty-six
years old. Of course, he must spend
his salary as President. England, with
her Wellington, her Wilso? and her
other heroes on land and sea, has never
hesitated to enrich and ennoble them
through ull their posterity. Such a
policy is iu accordance with the charac?
ter of the English Government; bat in
our couutry, the man who fights for and
saved tho republic would be a beggar if
he depended upon political office. Aud
murk it, if Grant takes anything from
tho rich, whose vast fortunes he bas
saved, after ho is President, he will bo
accused as the willing recipient of
It will thus bo seen Grant intended to
ruu for President for tho second torin
wheu he was working for the first.
TEMPERANCE AGITATION.-There was
lately a rumor that the Emperor of Rus?
sia had become a disciple of teetotalism,
which would be a strange thing among
monarchs, and especially among mo?
narchs of Russia. Tho temperance
movement, however, seems to be aotive
among a portion of the people, and be?
ginning ut the silver works of Mosoow a
short time ago, has already gathered
considerable strength in different parts
of the empire. Tho members of tho
association pledge themselves to abstain
from what are called strong drinks. If
it bo true that the Emperor has taken a
similar position, his example may rea?
sonably be expected to huvo influence
with the people, who regard him with a
semi-religious veneration. It is stated
thau in England the publicans have
be jinn to mob the temperance meetings.
At Exeter, the rioters did their best, or
worst, to break np a temperance assem?
bly, ned, among other devices, hurled a
bag of floor at the Bishop of Exeter aud
Sir Wilfred Lawson, who wore on the
platform. The Echo, of January 27th,
says: "The fight is not against the poor,
sodden, half-brute, ignorant creatures,
but against those who livo by depraving
thom-against the rich and influential
who sell thom the poison that maddens
them." And the samo journal adds:
"No better proof of the necessity of
some such measure us the permissive
bill could be desired than the evidence
of that bag of flour." Drinking habits
must, indeed, have becomo intolerable
in England, when such n journal us the
Saturday Review sounds an alarm at "the
increasing passion for stimulants,"
which, it says, is "observable in modern
society, not only among tho lower
dusses, but among educated and culti?
vated people" The physicians huve
taken up the matter seriously, aud not
less than 250 of them, headed by the
presidents of two great medical colleges,
huve published a declaration of the
dangers of spirit aud wino drinking.
Stranger than all, tho Review thinks that
a resort to "the American remedy of le?
gislativo prohibition moy be necessary."
If, however, prohibition does not. suc?
ceed any belter iu England than in those
American States in which it has been
adopted, it will provo nu ineffectual
SCHURZ AS A WIT -It appears that
tho Missouri Senator is not utily a grave
and powerful debater, but also a genu?
ino wit whou tho occasion justifies it.
Poor Conkllng, of New York, tho cocks?
comb aud poacook of the Senate, was
utterly crushed ont by him several times
during thc recent debate. On oneocoa
siou, replying to Schurz, ho spoko of
him ns having "strutted in tho Senate;"
for which the latter begged pardon for
infringing on tho peculiar privilege of
his friend from Now York." Poor
(Jiinkling got another terrible rap over
thc knuckles, when ho coarsely nod an?
grily accused Mr. Schurz of boasting of
his courage. Tho exasperating Missou?
rian calmly replied, that "he had merely
said ho would not quail beforo a thou?
sand mon like Canaling, and there was
certainly not much boasting in I hut."
Population of tho State of Texas, 818,
570, namely , nativo boru 75(5,168, fo?
reign boru 62,411.
XLi o o al It em?.
MAIL ARHANOEUBSTS,- Tho Northern
mail opeDB at 8.00 P. M.; clones 7.15
?. M. Oharleeton day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M. ; closes 6.0O
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M.; dotes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHOENIX is five cents.
A portion of the basement walls of
?the new City Hall ia exposed to tho
raina; the covering having been removed
by tho recent storms. Damage to tbs
brick work is the result. The protec?
tion should be renewed by those whose
duty it ia.
The Rural Carolinian, for March, is
before na. It is full to overflowing, with
matters of interest to farmers and plant?
ers. Messrs. Walker, Evans & Cogswell,
Charleston, are the publishers; 82 per
Sherman und suite lately had a pic-nio
amid the ruins of Pompeii. He wanted
to see if the plaoe was as utterly ruined
i as he left Atlanta and Columbia.
The New York World does only harm
in misleading public opinion in the
j North, when it allows a South Carolina
correspondent to say that the people of
tho South aro perfectly ready aud will?
ing to voto for Chase or Sumner or any?
body else, in opposition to Grant. The
writer might as well have added Ben.
Butler, Wendell Phillips, or "Old John
Brown," if he were alive.
A snow storm, yesterday morning,
added to the heavy rain of the night be?
fore, left our streets in a horrid condi?
tion. March has entered disagreeably
wind, rain and snow.
It is hardly necessary to notify oar
citizens that the Berger Family, with
"Old Sol," perform on Monday evening,
in Irwin's Hall. An entire change of
programme is promised.
The Leon Brothers exhibit on Wednes?
day and Thursday evenings, March 6 and
7. Their performances gave general
satisfaction wherever they have exhi?
DeCastro's performance, lost night,
was particularly pleasing. The decapi?
tation and suspension feats were per?
formed, and a number of individuals
mado happy by their lucky ventures.
The hall was thronged with little folks
in the afternoon-all of whom received
PHCENIXANA.-Good nature, Uko a bee,
collects honey from every herb. HI
nature, like a spider, sucks poison from
the sweetest flower.
It is fon, to an out sider, to see the
Badicals so intently besmearing each
other with mud. If things go on
! awhilo longer, all the rascality of the
party will be exposed by tho party itself.
They aro telling on each other at a fear?
\ Greeley affirms that "no man oan
differ with the President and live a Re?
publican!" Ho does this ironically,
just as he writes articles on protection,
but there is much truth in it for all
Men of noto-A bank cashier can tell
who they aro.
Widows' weeds aro not green; neither
are widows, ns u rule.
A man may be said to be "convinced
against his will" when bc tears it np and
makes a new one.
BELIOIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.-Tri?
nity Church-Bev. P. J. Bhand, D. D"
Hector, ll A. M. and 4 P. M.
St. Peter's Church-1st Mass, 7 A. M. ;
2d Mass, 10 V? A. M. Afternoon Service,
4 P. M. n
Lutheran Church-Rev. A. R. Bude,
10J? A. M.
Presbyterian Church-Bev. Joa. R.
Wilson, 10}? A. M. sud 7 P. M.
Washington Street Church-Rev. G.
Howe, D'. D., 10}.,' A. M., and Re?. J.
L. Reynold?, 3??* P. M.
Marion Street Church-Rev. W. D.
\ Kirklund, 10?? A. M. aud ly. P. M.
Baptist Church-Rev. J.L. Reynolds,
10J? A. M.
S. G. PENITENTIARY,
COLUMBIA, Murch 2, 1872.
lu oousequeuco of tho action of ono
part of tho General Assembly, on yes?
terday, whereby it is apparent that
wholly insufficient means will bo allowed
tho institution for sustenance, tho fol?
lowing employees are dismissed from
service. Tho work will bo discontinued
and the convicta locked up.
C. J. STOLBRAND,
Under thc above order, wo learn that
about forty employees - principally
guards-wero discharged yesterday, to
whom tho Bum of $36 each was due.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
L?rick & Lowrance-Corn.
Meeting Columbia Lodge.
Meeting Gaza Lodgo.
Meeting Building and Loan AsSCO'n.
! Meeting Richland Lodge.
! Leon Brothers.
I E. Hope-Notice.