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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tours tay '?omin*. Maren 7.1872^
Judge Graham In Trouble.
The L?gislature is ?(ter Judge Graham
with a sharp stick. The Judiciary Com
mittee of the House is instructed
"To make an investigation immedi?
ately into the case of Wm. F. Bedding
and wife vs. the South Carolina Railroad
Oompany, and to report the facts of the
?case, as investigated by them, to this
-House as soon as possible: Provided,
?Said report be made before the adj our o
-mentof the General Assembly."
It is alleged that "the bearing, in?
structions and rulings to the jury and to
the counsel for tho plaintiffs raise strong
apprehensions" that oorrup'iion wus
practiced and justice deuied. Of oourse,
it all menus that Judge Graham has ac?
cepted a bribe and soiled the judicial
ermine with a daub from that cess pool
of corruption f in whioh the body of
'-our legislators have been wallowing for
We know nothing of thc circumstances
of the trial of the causo between Redding
and wife and thc South Carolina Railroad
Company, but feel constrained to give
Judge Graham the benefit of his past
reoord, and to doubt the credibility of
euch a foul and degrading charge against
him. His career bas not been devoid of
honor to himself and of distinguished
service to South Corolino. The only
censurable aot of his, of which we know
-or have hitherto heard, was his identify?
ing himself with such unprincipled vaga?
bonds as compose the controlling ele?
ment of tho Republican party in South
Carolina. We cannot but deem it more
probable that this is an effort to calum?
niate him and to affect the judgment in
the suit referred, by some'.oliqne in the
Legislature interested in the matter,
than that of a man of Robert Graham's
character and prominence could have so
rapidly lost all sense of shame and self
respect, os to be guilty of snob infamous
.conduct as he is charged with. But evil
communications corrupt good morals,
no less than good -manners, and we
cannot speak of Judge Graham with that
confidence which we might have done,
had he not become associated with a set
of men, the greater part of whom we are
fully convinced would not scruple to
gratify their avaricious greed in a simi?
lar mode to that with whioh Judge Gra?
ham is now oharged. lt is a grave mat?
ter whioh the Legislature has under?
taken, thus to call in question the judi?
cial integrity of a Judge of the State.
The affair will work irreparable injury to
Judge Graham, whatever muy now be
the issue of the investigation, and it
should not have been commenced, with?
out the most convincing proof of the
truth of tho allegations. Suoh a pro?
cedure is without a preocdent in the
honest days of lang syne.
COUIIT IN LEXINGTON.-Judge Melton
held court io Lexington last week, and
disposed of tho business with his usual
promptness and efficiency. The Dispatch
tells us that tho Judge, iu charging thc
grand jury, aliud.jd to tho absence of
official corruption among the County
officials, to tho absence of crime as e
general thing 'in the County, ?co., aud
cougratulatod Lexington upon being a
rare exception in these respects to the
condition of things prevailing in most
Counties of tho State.
Lexington has a white majority, who
are not so easily imposed upon by design?
ing demagogues as are our colored citi?
zens of Richland and most of thc other
Counties in tba State. They have elect?
ed good and efficient men to diroot their
County affairs; hence the high enco?
miums from Judge Melton. The colored
people of Richland, who have a control?
ling majority, would do well to recollect
this testimony of Judge Melton, who is
a Republican, and, what is more sur?
prising, an efficient officer. If thoy will
exorcise more discretion, and putting
aside ignorant and unprincipled time?
servers, whoso only recommendation,
oven to tho negroes, is their pvofojsion
of Republicanism, and looking solely to
the welfare of tho County, pince proper
men iu office, wo may hope to hoar from
Judge Melton similar words of praiso.
John T. Sloan, Jr., nc tod as Solicitor
for tho State at tho court in Lexiugton.
The Dispatch speaks of him in tho fol?
lowing high terms:
"Active and energotio in preparing
the indictments aud the evidence, ho is
peculiarly gifted as a speaker. Mr.
Sloau made a most favorable and plea?
sant impression upon our people. Young,
talented, high-toned and industrious, we
predict for Mr. Sloan a long career of
success at tho bar."
FIIOZRN TO DEATH.-A colored yoath,
named Romeo, drank too much bad
whiskoy at Abbeville a fow nights since,
and made his bed in thu snow, from
whioh place he never got up again.
The coroner's jury ron tiered a vordiot
that ho carno to his death from exposure.
He was formorly in the employ of Sena?
VoMif??'ne??r 'm?c?e stranger b?cf-fel
lows than in tho oaae of fat old Ooant de
Ohambord and the Frenoh Bade. Thia
embodiment. of legitimacy, who even
repudiates tue tri color and planta bira*
self beneath the faded old Bourbon?sur
de lye, baa suddenly endeared himself to
the roaring Republicans, by announcing
bis intontion, when King, of repudiating
paymeut of the German indemnity and
driving the Prussians from Frenoh terri?
tory. The sub oma ia - fully - in a ooo rd
with bis Usual absurdity, but it has just
about enough patriotism to be tho cause
of great trouble to the ruling powers.
An itinerant King like Ohambord, utter?
ly without warlike means and appliances,
stands about us much ohanoo of inaugu?
rating a successful conflict with Prussia,
as the dead soldiers of Sedan have of
ooming back to life.
Secretary Boutwell has boasted of
having reduced tho .public debt nearly
$3^,000,000. In his official report pre?
sented to Congress at the opening of the
present session he claimed that in the
last two fiscal years * a reduotiou of
$195,929,681 had been made; but ac?
cording to his official reports, published
monthly, the amount of the reduotion
was $206,115,750. The variation of
$10,000,000 betweon these two state?
ments has not been accounted for. A
correspondent of the New York World
calls attention to these facts, and shows
from the monthly dobt statements them?
selves and from the annual reports of
Secretary Boutwell that the reduotion of
tho publio debt has been only $39,000,
000 since 18G8, and according to his
own figures there is a deficit of $105,
SENATOR WILSON NOT OVER CONFIDENT
OF SUCCESS.-Senator "Wilson haviug
co TI ploted his engagements for stump?
ing New Hampshire in the interests of
the Radicals, resumed his seat in the
Senate to-day. He states that both par?
ties are working vigorously for success,
and although his preferences are with
the Radicals, he is not over confident of
their success. Tho fact of four tickets
being in the field does not, in his esti?
mation, injure either party .very serious?
ly. While he do os not think the Tem?
perance ticket will draw very largely
from either Democrats or Radicals, he
admits that the Labor Reformers are
solidly in favor of the Democracy.
THE SALE OF ARMS TO FRANCE-How
THE COMMITTEE WAS PACKED.-The Sa?
vannah News' Washington correspond?
ent, gives the following account of the
: scheming by the Grantites in the Senate,
to out off a full and fair investigation of
! the question of tho sale of arms to
France. It is vory apparent that this
1 question has given Grant and bis hench?
men more trouble than any that has boen
sprung during the presont session of
( Congress. They fonght for every inch
of ground during the discussion of the
j resolution; and when the resolution was
passed, in spite of them, they resort to
the low trick of a packed committee to
defeat its purposes. Here is what the
writer in the News says:
Tho Administration Seuutors, with au
audacity and lack of decency heretofore
unparalleled, have, in tho fuco of all
their boasts that they wanted tho fullest
investigation into the sales of arms to
France, pucked the Investigating Com?
mittee with the most unscrupulous and
brazen adherents of Grant. The list
was determined upon this morniug, at a
consultation hold before tho meeting of
the Senate. It was known that Sum?
ner's feeble health would not admit of
his going on tho committee, and there?
fore the corruptionista, to make a show
of fairness, named him as tho chairman.
Sumner declined, however, as was anti?
cipated. The committee, as presented
to the Senate, is composed of Hamlin,
Carpenter, Sherman, Sawyer, Logan,
Stevenson and Harlan. Logan and Ste?
venson are the only men on the commit?
tee who will make any effort to ferret
out the wrong, and they will be impotent
with the five against them, whose sole
effort will be to cover up the villainy.
Trumbull insisted that Schurz be put on
the committoo in place of Sherman, who
asked to bo relieved on acconnt of his
pressing duties as Chairman of the Fi?
nance Committee. Camoron, who was
engineering the resolution which named
the committee, refused to let Schurz go
on, and Trumbull then made a direct
motion to that effeot. The Senate did
not vote on the resolution to-day, and it
will probably como up to-morrow. It is
reported that Conkiing is one of Re?
mington's partners, and to conceal this
? was ono reason why Remington's books
; were altered. One effort of tho packed
committeo will of course bo to prevent
this ooming to light.
The colored voters of the District of
Columbia, aro of opinion that a black
man ought to bo nominated for Vico
tho President, nnd they are going to hold
j a meeting and pass resolutions insisting
; that their claims shall be considered by
! Philadelphia Convention. Shall it be
: Grant and Dougluss or Grant and Pinch*
IN A BAD PLIGHT.-A Washington
i correspondent says: "Conkliug and
. Morton., after a debate with Carl Schurz,
' look as if they had been fouling with a
' threshing machino."
ISAAC N. MASKS.-The New 'Orleans
papers oontain long accounts of a de?
monstration bj the firemen of that city,
on the 4th inst, in honor of the chief of
the department-Isaac N. Marka, Esq.
We make the following brief abstract
from the 7?mes:
"Isano N. Marks' life has been that of
the unselfish philanthropist. His ambi?
tion has beeu devoid of egotism. He
has been, to an unusual degree,.perse?
vering, untiring and pertinacious iu
works which relate to .the protection, the
relief and well being of the community
wherein he had fixed-his howe. He has
abo wp the warrior's heroism in combat?
ting the evita, dangers and aflliotions
which have threatened or involved any
portion of li i H fellow-men-that higher
style of courage, to which the RomauB
assigned tho crown of oak leaves-whic?
prompts to faaeauy danger and obstacles
to defend, relieve and promote the hap?
piness of our fellow-beings, has been
eminently a characteristic ol Mr. Murks.
It is a proof of the tuet, integrity aud
great utility with which this house has
been conducted, that it has coutinucd
for nearly a third of a century to main?
tain its high name and oredit, unshaken
and untarnished amid all the vicissitudes,
disasters and troubles which have, dur?
ing that time, agitated the commercial
world and swept over this city with such
destructive and desolating consequences.
It was in 1810 that Mr. Marks bogan bia
career as a fireman, in the company of
Perseverance No. 13. His zeal, prompt?
itude and aotivity, soon woo him thc
confidence of bis associates, and ho was
elected their President, and held tho po?
sition for several years, uutil the yest
1850, wheu ho was elected President ol
tho Firemen's Charitable Association
one of tho best preserved of all our in?
"He is a native.of ?South Carolina, ol
the tine old Israeli tish stock, which hu:
contributed as largely to thu houor aud
glory of the State, as any other ol tut
various races that make its population,
The oldest of eight brothers, all nou
living but one, bo emigrated to this city
in 1836, aud engaged in n commcrciu
career. At the formation of tho.firm ol
E. J. Hart Sc Co., he became associated
with the Messrs. E. J. & B. Hart, in lay
ing deep and wide tho busis of thc
largest wholesale grocery and drug
establishment in tho South. In a fen
sentences, the carear and the ch?mete:
of Isaac N. Marks may be moro fitb
summed up than by au olaborate aud oz
tended eulogy or history. We are in
debted for-such brief and comprehensi
hie sketch, to tho November number o
the Bural Southland, published in thi
city. It rans thus:
" 'As an evideuce of what may be na
complished by the efforts of a singlo eu
terprising oitizeu, wo invite attentiou ti
tho fnot that, besides his devotion ti
the business of his prosper?os firm
(that of Fat jo, Marks Sc Co.,) Mr. Mark
at this moment is President of tho Loni
siana Fair Association, President i-f th
Firemen's Charitable Association, Fresi
dent of tho Now Orleans, Florida au?
Havana St' ainship Company, Presiden
of the Now Jerusalem Church Society
Director of the Suu Mutual Insurunc
Company, aud Vice-President of th
Mutual Aid aud Benevolent Life Assoc
ation. And, holding all those oilier,
and performing conscientiously all thai
varied duties, he yet found timo durin
the past two months to aot as Chai nun
lof the Committee on Quarautini
through whoso efforts tho obuoxioi
measures of the State of Texas were r<
" 'We do not wish to iuvado tli
sanctity of private life, but we cuu trill
say thu*, those who huve been aduiitte
to his homo have found there a life i
perfect harmony with that which bi
boen opcu to public scrutiny.' "
WHAT BECAME OF TUE CONFEDEUAI
GOLD.-Au interesting lotter from Ce
Moses, clearing up tho mystery that hi
long hung arouud tho disposition of tl
gold belonging to thc Coi;federney, h
just been published. A small portion
it, it appears, was converted into ratioi
for tho returning soldiers, and no doh
faithfully, while the bulk of it was turu?
over to the Federal Quartermaster
Augusta, Ga., for a similar appropri
tiou; but whether it roan so appropi
atod, may be an interesting subject
inquiry at the bauds of tho authoriti
The Northern papers publish a te!
gram from Lieutenant-Governor Ra
sier, at Columbia, to "Mrs. Lucy Stou
President of the Amorioan Woman St
frage Association," in which ho saj
"Both branches of the General Assei
bly, now in session, have passed a co
current resolution referring the worn
suffrage memorial to a special joint ooi
mitteo to report duriug tho sossic
Accept assurance that I will do evoi
thiug iu my power to induce favoral
action, and establish equal rights nccoi
ing to Senator Sumner's bill. With
acknowledgmeut by tho nation of t
right of woman to the ballot, and t
capstone will havo been put upon t
colossal column of American liberty.'
Judge Melton in charging tho gra
jury, alluded to tho absenco of oflic
corruption among our County oflleh
to tho absence of crimo as a gene
thing in this County, Sec., aud congru
lated Lexington upon being u rare exci
tiou iu thoso respects to tho conditi
of things prevailing in most Counties
the State.-Lexington Dispatch.
Tho Washington Sunday Herald r.a
"It is confidently believed among 1
Catholic priesthood that either Bisli
Lynch, of Charleston, or Bishop W
lau, of Wheeling, will be appointed
tho vacant Seo ot' Baltimore. 1
former, it is behoved, would havo
coi ved tho appointment in 1SG1, but
tho oivil war thon existing.
The' Reconstructed Southern States?
- Perhaps DO people were ever more
doomed to drink the perennial waters of
bitfexness than the people of the recon?
structed States of the Sooth during the
last ten years. They have gone through
that which would have utterly cast down
and left forever hopeless a people less
bravo, lees strong, less intrinsically great.
To have shown themselves, as they havo
done, superior to every vicissitude of
fortune; in war, superior to defeat and
humiliation; in peace-or that which is
called peace, though it is peuoe not in
deed, but ip n&ine-superior to injus?
tice, insult, oppression, wrong, und the
slanders of every evil tongue, stumps
them, while shedding a glory upon the
country of which they are a part, as ho?
ing of the very highest type of mnuhood
known among men. Did they belong to
some other nation than thia; did we
know thom, not as brethren with whom
we have beeu at strife, but na strangers,
anti marked how thoy have borne them
SOIVCB through immeasurable calamities,
they would have extorted the universal
praise of tho American people, including
those now blinded by fanaticism, or
warped by nu unreasonable, and it would
seem, unappeasable hatred. Wo should
have been proud of our own unconquer?
able blood that runs in their veins; quick
to claim them ns our kindred; and ready,
with au out-stretched baud, to lift them
out of tho ruius of their fortunes will
which they aro now surrounded.
Wo are ucoustomed to overilow witt
sympathy for what it piensos us to cal
the oppressed of other lands, strangely
forgetting that'wo have somethiug mar
velously like oppression in oar own
Indeed, for such and for tiny, it seems
not of our owu household; wo are verj
tender-hearted, ready to make nny sac
ndees in their behalf, aud take grut
credit to ourselves for tho exercise of ut
enlarged Christian charity abroad
though destitute, in a significant direc
tion und biuguhu' manner, of that excel
hiut virtue at home. Wo have ears tba
are acute to hear mid eyes ihut tire quid
to Hoe bonds afar off, ami as self-consti
tuted apostles of emancipation, wc an
ready to fiy ou the wings of the wind t<
the uttermost parts of the earth to brea!
them. We huve a boundless vision, s<
intractably boundless that wc canuo
contract it to a recoguitiou of what i
demanded of us at our own doors. Ii
the plenitude of our benevolence towurt
the inhabitants of other nations, if not
indeed, of other planets, and in the un
quenchablenoss of our enthusiasm fo
remoto enterprises of succor, wo go true
ing the rim of the horizon for somethiOj
to relieve, carefully overlooking th
claims of those whom we need not tra
verso the globe, or get beyond our owi
borders, to find, to whom is duo firs
justice and then fraternal kindness
Hungary, Ireland, Cuba, have wo as ;
steady senrce of sorrow, whose griefs w
volunteer to carry in our bosoms, but fo
one-third of our own laud, our own kin
dred, the people of the South, bowe
down in dust and ashes, we have nothin
but contumely, an averted fuco, deutln
ciatiou, insult and a heavy baud.
As a matter of public policy, as a mat
ter of political wisdom, not to put it o
higher grounds, this is uot only a gros
wrong, but a gross blunder. lu an
and every view, it is indefensible au
unpardonable. Compared with th
vindictive blindness of thc authors i
the policy being pursued towards th
South-and it is Radical through au
through-tho blindness of the molo i
preternatural sight. And whut possibl
good can come of such a policy? It i
fraught with nothiug but evil. It dot
violence to common sense, to cointuo
justice, to everything worthy of tho nam
of statesmanship, and to ?ill the bette
instincts of the American people. It
a policy not only of supremo folly, bt
of supreme wickedness, of vougeanc
and deserving tho scorn of every righ
miuded mau. "Vengeance is mine, au
I will repay," saith Ono whose authoril
lo create aud power to iu tl ict pcnaltit
we dare not deny. Perhaps even tl
champions of desolatiou, of rutributiou
they who continually exhibit au abidiu
faith, worthy o? a satanic nature, in tl
corrective and curativo powers of tl
sword, tho faggot, aud of all ki nd ri
cruel contrivances worthy alone of savaf
men-though denied in acts, might 1
constrained to admit iu words tho supo
humanity of tho doereo. Yet it
spurned from them, as is almost over
thing else that is worthy and wise. Tl
fullness of their ingenuity has been o
ercisod to make tho South uninhubit
ble; to set her people at each othei
throats; to keep alive and active tl
spirit of animosity mid discord; to tiri'
approaching peace from her border
and to envelop all with the breath
calumny like n contagion. And wher
foro all this? Why this romorsole
policy of auger, oruelty and crime? Pt
indeed must bo the cause, ana bad i
deed it is. What is it but that the
malignant ministers of Radicalism, 1
this oowardly and atrocious mear
linked with all the appliances of usurp
arbitrary power, which from long exp
rieuco thoy know so well how to us
hope not only to keep their party fro
annihilation, but to fasten it perm
neutly upon the American people? Tl
whole thiug is a desperate and dangt
ous device, au intolerable usurpatiu
and it merits universal execration.
Tho bearing of tho Southern poop
ns a whole, under all that they ha
boon forced, at the point of the bay o tn
aud in other ways hurdly loss tyran mn
to undergo, has boen such i j to co
mond the respect aud admiration of
cundid and unprejudiced men. The
has been no common lot, their sulYeriu
no common sufferings; nor is what th
j have lost to bo measured by any comm
standard. Amid it nil, they have bo
I brave, stout-hearted, courageous; ii
I stillen, nor despairing, though groa
j tempted to despair; but looking forwai
through present darkness aud over p
sont calamities, to tho dawu of a bet
day. Their patience, their streug
their good cheer, have not been iu vu
Th? day is breaking, and this is dbe in
great measure to their temperateness,
wisdom, forbearance, under trying cir?
cumstances. It cannot bat be believed
and hoped that the ezeroise of these
will continue to the end. Tbe reoent
past to the Southern people is a dreary
waste. The opening future is fall of
promise to them as an integrant f art of
the American people. Ana thu time is
not far distaut whan, relieved of the
prosont ombarraanmonts that impede
their progress und bear them down, they
will illustrate, for tho encouragement of
other nations und other times, how truo
"That men may ria? ou stepping-stones
Of their doad selves to higher things."
I Washington Patriot.
WEDNESDAY. MAncn 6. 1872.
The Senate mef nt 12 M., President
Randier in tho Chi r.
Thc following \ ire passed: A bill to
amend un Act entitled "An Act provid?
ing for general elections and the manner
of conducting the same;" concurrent re?
solution tixiug the day of adjournment
of tbe General Assembly on the 13th,
instead of the 7th instant; bills to regu?
late the appointment and salary of Trial
Justices in the County of Charleston; to
amend an Aot ontitled "An Act provid?
ing for the assessment and taxation of
property," passed September 15, 18G8,
and all Ads amendatory thereto; to in?
corporate the Traction Steam Engine
Company, of the city of Columbia; to
prevent certain officers from buying, dis?
count ng or shaving teachers' pay cer?
tificates, ot other orders on school funds
or juror*' certificates.
Mr. Nash presented the petition of
fleury Ware and William Henry Wure,
of Abbeville Parish, in thu State of Lou?
isiana, praying payment of their claim
against the State for land, in Newberry
County, purchased by the Laud Com?
missioner. The committee to whom the
claim was referred recommended the
payrneut of 812,000.
A bili to nitor aud amend tho charter
of the town of Peudleton was passed.
A bill to authorize the Columbia Wa?
ter Power Company tu coustruct a dam
across the Dungaree River, at Columbia,
received its third reading.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Moses in tho Chair.
A bill to establish tho South Carolina
Agricultural und Mechanics' Iustitute
The Senate scut to the House a bill to
authorize the Columbia Water Power
Company to construct a dam across the
Congureo River at Colnmbia, and a bill
to incorporate the South Carolina Real J
Estate and Joint Stook Company.
A bill to incorporate the Columbia I
Artificial Stone and Cement Company I
Mr. Briggs introduced tho following
concurrent resolution, which was cr
dared for consideration to-morrow:
Resolved by the House of Representa?
tives, the Sonate concurring. That the
Geuoral Assembly do take a recess, from
a date hereafter to be fixed, to the se?
cond Tuesday in July next: Provided,
That during the said recess the members
of the General Assembly shall not draw
The following were passed: Joint reso?
lution to grant laud to the widow and
minor children of Isaac Cowies, in Lan?
caster County ; a bill to incorporate the
Watereo Presbyterian Church, of Fair?
field; to fix the rates of passenger fares
on the railroads in this State; relating to
marriages; to incorporate the Savit gs
Bank of Aiken; to provide for the elec?
tion of Justices of the renee, and defin?
ing theil jurisdiction; to renew the char?
ter of Posy's Ferry over the Wateree;
joiut resolution to pay Hon. W. M.
Thomas, Judge of tho Sixth Circuit, the
amount of salary appropriated for the
Judge of tho Second Circuit; bill to in?
corporate the Abbeville Agricultural So
ciot3'; to renew and amend tho charter of
Erskine College, at Due West, in Abbe?
ville County; for the protection and pre?
servation of useful auimals; joint reso?
lution to authorize the payment of com?
missioners and managers of election, at
special elections during tho year 1871;
bill to incorporate the Charleston Water
Company, in tho city and County of
Charleston; to incorporate the Bull
River and Port Royal Railroad Compa?
ny; to incorp?ralo the Orangeburg
County Fair Association.
A bill relating to tho Financial As.cut
in tho city of Nsw York was passed to n
third reading. ?
At 3 P. M., the House adjourned until
7 P. M.
A WESTERN VENDETTA.-George Webb
was shot aud killed, and James Aid and
David Haniiltrce wounded, on Saturday
last, iu an affray, at Salem Church, five
miles from Independence, Mo. It ap?
pears that a bitter family feud existed
botweou the Webb and Aid families, and,
as both parties belonged to the Salem
Baptist Church, an effort was made to
settle tho difficulty through tho influence
of tho church. With this view, n meet?
ing of tho respective friends of tho fami?
lies was held on ?Saturday, and, whilo
efforts wore being mado to heal the
difforencos between Aid nnd Webb, a
few angry words wore spoken, whereup?
on Webb shot and wounded ono of Aid's
brothers. In attempting to stop the
light, David Kamiltreo was wounded
and Webb killed, tba latter receiving
seven bullets iu his body.
il WANTED AT HOME.-It is said that
i the Radicals of New Hampshire arc very
anxious for United States Senator Ab
ibott, of North Carolina, to como homo
to vote, as they aro needing all the help
they eats get, Tho North Carolinians
? aro, no doubt, willing.
\ Chicago's wickedest mau caresses his
? ; family nt intervals with hatchets,' boil
' iug water, carving knives, saws, mullets,
etc., and then solis their clothes and gels
drunk on thc proceeds.
LEON BBOTHBBS.-Tbo Leon Brothers
gave an entertainment, last, evening, in
Irwin's Hall. The Protean . comedy,
"Addie's Troubles," was well rendered,
Mrs. Hubbard appearing in five charac?
ters, with songs and dances. Mdlle.
Josephina, ia her burlesque acting, was
good, and was rapturously applauded.
Next followed tho Leon Brothers, in
their specialties, the whole concluding
with tho pantomime "Vol an Vent."
Thero will be another entertainment this
Cm MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHONIX is five neats.
Aa analysis of the sums dae to and
owing by tho State, according to Comp?
troller Nosgle's recently published re?
port, shows that the amount of bonds
aud stocks outstanding ou October 31,
1871, was $16,171,374, as oompared with
a total of ?5,865,904 one year earlier.
Wild pigeons ore now found in large
quaotities uear Wilmington, N. C.? and
the sportsmen are bagging them by the
bushel. We hope indaoemeots caa be
held out to secure a visit from them* to
Tho Legislature, yesterday, decided to
chungo the day of adjournment from
Thursday, 7th, to Wedoeaday, 13th.
We regret to state that emigration
from tho State still continues. Nearly
evory train from the up-country brings
quite a cumber of families, destined for
There was a faint attempt at a snow
storm, yesterday morning, before day?
light, bat ia a few hours every vestige
of it had disappeared.
Extensive preparations are being made
for the Purim Bal), on the 25th instant.
It will, doubtless, bo a brilliaut affair.
PHCENIXIANA.-The old motto, "Peace?
ably if weean, forcibly if we-must," is
reversed ia these days of cowardly ban
combe nod bluster. Now it is "forcibly
if we eau, peaceably if we'muBt."
The editor of? the Newnan (Ga.) He?
rald objects to "Heart Haogry" "be?
cause the characters liss too often.
From their first introduction to the read?
er, until death, they confuse his hearing
with volleys of kisses." We'll bet a
fourpence that the Herald man is so ugly
that his sweetheart won't kiss him, and
that is the rcaeoa he doa't like kissing.
Old Reynard, get ont!
The postal telegraph scheme will in?
volve considerable wire-pulling.
A popular mcde of reasoning-mau
and woman putting their beads together.
To become the lioa of the party it is
not necessary to make a beast of one's
Adam was a very good, peaceable maa
till he got married. Thea he raised Cain.
A Harvard student defines flirtation to
be "attention without intention."
Broad-brims aad coal-scuttle bonnets
have goae out of fashion among English
There is act so mach affection as dis?
affection just aow among tho Radicals.
SUPREMECOURT, WEDNESDAY, March 6.
The Court met at 10 A. M. Present
?uief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard aud Wright.
Ex parte Richard W. Cousart, Robert
C. DeLarge, W. H. Jones, Samuel J.
Lee, Heury J. Maxwell, T. J. Minton
and S. A. Swails. Petitions for admis
siou to practice. The applicaats were
examiucd ia opea court by the commit?
tee appoioted for that purpose, to wit
Messrs. Attoruey-Goucral Chamberlain,
Whipper hud Worthington, aud, upon
the recommendation of tho committee,
wero sworn md enrolled as attorneys,
solicitors aad counsellors of the Supreme
Ia the case of Bradley rs. Sodelsperger
recoatly decided by the Supreme Court
it was held that child or children are not
essential to the true construction of the
term family, ia the homestead provision
of the Constitution, and consequently a
widow without children was entitled to
a homestead thereunder.
At 2 P. M., the court adjourned until
Wednesday, March 20, at 10 A. M.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Aots of the General Assembly.
Palmetto Fire Company.
D. C. Peixotto Sc Son-Auction Sale.
THE GREAT HAIR PnoDCCER.-Hair Oils
Pomatums and Pomades havo had their day
r hey oolong io in? m um y past. Nobody till
understands tho chemistry of tho bair ant
tho philosophy of its growth thinks of nein
thom. Instead of dogging tho pores of tb
scalp with thick onguents, and tbua obstrue
ing. the insensible perspiration which i
easontial to tho health of tho libros, we no
tone tho surfaco of tho head with an invigo
rating application which penetrates to th
roots of tho hair and stimulates them in th
samo way that tho fertilizing agents sprea
over thoineadows stimulato tho grass roots
and cause the blades to spring up in myriads
coating the oarth with verdure. Tho invigo
rant host adapted to this purpose ia LYON'S
KATOAIROS. lt may well be called tho fertili?
zer of the head. To the barron scalp it com?
municates vegetative power. If tho hair ia
dropping out or becoming dry and withered,
it arrests the process of dilapidation or
j blight. Tho hair thickens and bocomes
glossy and flexible under its genial operation,
and as a drossiug it is unapproachod by ?my
preparation that has yet boon laid on the
! toilet of Fashion.
tfsr lr" you desire rosy checks and a coin
? ploxion fair and free ' from Pimples and
j blotches, purify your blood hy the une of Dr
j Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It has no
j equal for thia parp?se. M 7 Y>