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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Frilay Morning, March 8.1872. _
City Bond Bill.
We are glad to see an indication, on
the part of the Senate, that this villain?
ous bill is likely not to receive the sanc?
tion of that branoh of the General As?
sembly. An effort was made, by parties
interested in the scheme, to call up the
bill from the calendar, on Monday, which
met with signal defeat. Thero is no
knowing, however, what reliance oan be
placed on snob action. It may be only
? rnse to divert attention, or some of the
supporters of the bill may have only de?
signed to postpone its consideration
nntil near the olose of the session-to
whioh time it is the custom to defor
most of the public swindles. The im?
mediate proximity of adjournment then
outs off all discussion, and many mem?
bers who would otherwise appose cor?
rupt legislation, ore persuaded to oononr
in it in order to prevent a waste of time
and secure the passage of some particu?
lar bill in whioh they are more warmly
interested. We trust that this may not
prove the case with this bill, to plunder
the property-holders and ou rich a few
scoundrels at the expense of the true in*
terests of all classes of our people. Co?
lumbia is comparatively free of debt,
and, in consequence, ehe is making rapid
advances in increase of population and
material development. Our healthful
and delightful olimate, beauty of loca?
tion, central position in the State, unu?
sual railroad conneotions and facilities,
and the encouraging prospect of having
our great water power developed at an
early day, all tend to give a great im?
pulse to our growth and prosperity.
The many advantages of our city aro
coming to be known and appreciated,
and, notwithstanding the paralyzing in?
fluences of a corrupt and extravagant
State Government, there has been a
steady growth of business activity and
success since 1865.
Beforo the war the establishment and
successful operation of the various seats
of learning here, the pr?senos and influ?
ence of distinguished men of learning
and culture, the general wealth and re?
finement of our citizens, and onr then
comparatively few commercial facilities,
gave a prominence to literary tastes and |
ideas. Columbia was not noted for any
very great business enterprise. We have
now entered upon a new sphere of ex?
istence, as it were. We are seeking to
become, and fast becoming, a business
community. Necessity has brought this
chango upon us to a great extent, but it
is not without its charms and advantages.
The scholar's studio is more inviting to
some, but in stirring, active, busy life
there is more happiness for the masses.
Saoh is our destiny, ut least. Columbia
must be a pluoe of business, or nothing.
It hus overy element of success, and
will, undoubtedly, become, ere many
years, a lurga manufacturing centre.
The greatest obstacle that can be thrown
in the path of our progress, will be mis?
management of our city finances, suoh
as has characterized the transactions of
the city government last year. This
bond bill before the Senate will enable
them to effect fully their dishonest and
ruinous schemes. It will at one fell
blow almost double the city debt, and
must moko a corresponding increase in
the barden of taxation and depreciation
of property. The measure is unneces?
sary; will invite fraud; is a groas in?
justice to the tax-payers; in short, is no?
thing more uer less than an effort to get
the legislative sanction to a palpable
swindle. Moro than that, thero is not a
citizen of Columbia, except auoh as ex?
pect to share in tho spoils, directly or in?
directly, who is not bitterly opposed to
the measure. That should insure its
defeat in the Senate, if u majority of thut
body have any sense of duty to tho peo?
ple whom they claim to represent.
Thero is to be within a mouth an elec?
tion for municipal officers. Why not
submit tho question to tho pcoplo then?
Aro the present Council, rather thau tho
people whose property is affected by the
issue of bonds, tho propor parties to
decido a matter of such gravo impor?
MOUE SNOW.-The first spring month
of the year signalized itself by a general
bender on tho first night of its existence,
and treated the "Sunny South" to a gen?
uine snow-storm, equal almost to the
snow-storms of colder latitudes. The
average depth in this locality was 6.]-?
inohes-the deepest known hero for
mauy years, and tho fifth fall of snow wo
have had.-Yurkville Enquirer.
In a paragraph copied from tho Times
last week, the stutomout was made that
Judge Mackey would preside ut tho tenn
of the Circuit Court which commenced
at Union on Monday last. This it ap?
pears is an orror, as tho torm of Judge
Thomas has not yet expired, and ho
is now holding Court nt Union.
Odd Follows' Hall. Hyde Park Hotel,
and live adjacent, buildings, in Scranton,
Pa., were, burned Friday night. Loss
$70,000; partial insurance.
Jadga G?b?m Vlautlcat?? HSmaalf.
16 gives us pleasure to state that the
calumnious charges made- in the House
of Representatives against Judge Gra?
ham, and whioh we noticed yesterday,
prove to be utterly groundless. That
gentleman, hearing of the action of the
House, immediately took the train from
Charleston to Columbia, and, roaching
here yesterday morning, wont boldly be?
fore tho Judiciary Committee, to whom
an investigation into his pretended mis?
conduct was entrusted, and demanded to
be put faoo to face with his aoousers.
Jervey, u member from Charleston, who
iutroduoed the resolution to institute an
investigation into the conduct of tho
court over whioh Judge Graham pre?
sides, in the aase of Bedding and wife
against the South Carolina Railroad
Company, stated that he received his in?
formation from E. B. Seabrook, Esq.,
Solicitor of the Court. Mr. Seabrook,
upon being questioned, donied most em?
phatically that he had over made any
such statements, and so the matter ends.
The case of Bedding and wife, we are
informed, was au action brought by a
colored woman for a violation of her
civil rights, by being ejeoted from a
train on the South Carolina Bailroad.
The defence set up by the company, and
which was deemed valid by the jury,
was, that the ejector was not an agent ol
theirs. The rulings, bearings and in?
structions lo tho jury, of Judge Gra?
ham, so far from being against the plain?
tiff, as was alleged, and for which s
shameful effort was made to stigmatize
him with official oorruptiou, was in favoi
of the plaintiff. Judge Graham, we arc
told, as a publio officer, enjoys tho fullest
ooufidence and osteem of the moruben
of the bar in his circuit, as well UB ol
the people generally.
REVOLUTIONARY.-Extremists are al
ways their own worst enemies, and manj
ajgood canso has suffered thereby fron
its would-bo friends and avowed advo
cates. Liberalism in Franco hus mon
than once committed suicido ia thii
manlier. In the instance of the Com
moue, we seo it clearly, when the rock
ICBS leaders showed such total disregan
for decenoy, and such fatally destructive
tendencies, that the sympathy of othe
nations, all ready to burst forth ia thei
behalf, was chocked in the bad. Ever
one shrunk in disgust from Liberalise
in this shape, and millions of the F J encl
people wero prepared to weloome the re
establishment of the empiro itself, rathe
than daru tho triumph of the Commune
which signified destruction. And noi
tho samo experionco is, we fear, prcpai
iug in England, whero the most heat]
strong and ultra Liberalists, iu thei
doctrines, would overthrow and disre
gard all tho conventionalities of societ
and the decencies of life. They forge
that the safety of their ouemios lies i
the ravings, domagogism and extravi
ganoo with which they are at tack RI
Tb e. he uro elements which never yt
made a proselyte, or carried oonvictio
to u singlo soul, and with which th
world will nover sympathize.
AHMED PEACE.-Europo is to day litti
less than one vast camp, with ubot
6,000,000 of trained men ready to sprin
to arms at the bogle's call, aud to si
vigorously to work ut cutting esc
other's throats. Eveu Italy, suppose
to bo tho least "exposed" of nation
just at tho present time, has a "peat
establishment," of over 500.000 men ui
der arms. Of conrse, tho Germen po
plo are simply all soldiers, and a figui
representing her army would signify n<
thing, while Franco is carefully ar
surely calculating her revenge upon h<
lato enemy in overy political movemen
yet fulfilling to tho very lotter each pr
vision (if "lim extorted termB of trout
Even England has at length woko t
from her lethargic condition, and in tl
midst of penco is preparing for w?
aiming to organizo au effective, if n
an imposing army.
Suit is to bo commenced by thu G
verumout iu a short timo against tl
Piedmout Bailroad, running from Da:
villo, Vu., to Greensboro, N. C., lo i
cover tho road from its present ownei
tho Government olaimiug to be tho ow
er thoresf. Tho road was built durii
tho war by the Coufedoraoy.- Washin
lon Cor. Ballimore Gazelle.
The Orangeburg Timex reports t
death of tho wifo of Mr. W. L. \
Riley, a Trini Justico, residing at I
Fork, and thrco of his children, wit
in a week. Their death is supposed
havo been causod by eating disean
DEATH OV AN OLD CITIZEN.-Mr.
Durham Ford died at his residence i
.Monday evening Inst, about dark. 1
had been confined to his room far a co
sidorahio length of time. I le was buri
with Masouic honors.- Winnsboro Kei
Col. Lewis Morrill, who was order
to Washington for consultation sovo
weeks ago, returned to Yorkvilla
i Thursday afternoon lust, and is nguiu
; command of that military post,
j M i Uado color is tho name give.i to t
\ peculiar brown biifi'nluidu of linen pt
' geo and cloth to bo worn iu spring.
Correspondence ot ttl? Fbcenli,
?BEBNVILLB, 8. C., March 6,10 P. M.
About 8 o'clock, to-night, a fire broke
ont in the extensive range of stables be?
longing to and adjoining the residence
of Alex. MoBee, Esq., on the hill Booth
of the river, entirely destroying the
stables, together with grain, fodder,
etc. ; as also some half dozen wagon and
carriage honses and oattle sheds. Two
valuable mules and ono fine Baddlo mare
were bnrned to death. Mr. MoBee, at
the first alarm, repaired to the stables
and roleased some eight or teu head of
stock, but the fire raged so fiercely that
he found it impossible to rescue tho
others. He burnt his hands very seri?
ously in his efforts to do so. Being out
of reach of water, our ?romeu could not
get their engines to work.
Before the abovo fire was under con?
trol, another burst forth-whioh proved
to be the ntabln of J. M. Beardou, just
North of the Baptist Church. They
were completely destroyed.
Intense indignation is felt among oar
citizens at these dastardly inceudinrisms,
and our Council will at onco largely in?
crease the reward rocoutly offered to
bring the villains to prompt aud deserved
TUB STAU CHAMBER BEVIVED.-Judge
Graham received a telegram from the
State capital, notifying him that a mes?
senger would be down in the afternoon
with a summons from the Judiciary
Committeoof the House, who have been
instructed to inquire into the lately de?
cided coso of Boddiug aud wife vs. the
South Carolina Railroad. About 1
o'clock court was adjonrnod, and tho
Judge loft tho Court House to prepare
for his Budden trip. Beforo bo went
away, he was furnished with a copy of
the grounds of appoil, aud the notice of
a motion for a uew trial in tho case of
Bedding aud wife vs. the South Caro?
lina Railroad, aud these, with the ste?
nographer's report, will be examined by
tho committee. The jury who gave the
verdict in this case are as follows: B. M.
Butler, foreman; D. A. Amme, John
Commins, J." P. Browne, Thomas De?
vine, T. S. Dennison, C. D. AhronB,
Philip Blainoy, J. M. Brawley, Jumes
Cosgrove, James A. -Du(Tus, H. E.
Eckel. By the afternoon train from
Columbia the expected messenger,
Captain Houdricks, ex-Chief of Police,
arrived in the city, and began to servo a
number of summonses which he brought.
The one for Judge Qrahum was a polite
communication from Chairman Warien
D. Wilkes, requesting his presence in
Columbia before tho .Judiciary Commit
toe of tho House, ut 7 o'clock, this
morning. There were many others to
be served, and some competition was
displayed-a mileage of tou cents and
six dollars a day being tho inducements
ofleiod to disinterested witnesses. Cap?
tain Hendricks dealt out his favors
liberally at tho Court House, and it
seemed to matter little whether a wit?
ness kuow anything of tho Redding case
or not, so loug as hu was u Radical.
[ Charleston News.
"DECIMATION."-Tho Gazelle, of Na?
ples, publishes details of a tragody, on
board the corvette Vittor Pisana, which
may convey to some pcoplo a more cor?
rect notion of "decimation" than per?
haps somo of them have at present:
"A murder had been committed on
board, bat tho criminal had hot been
discovered. Captain Lovera di Maria
called all the men ou derk, and after
questioning them out) by oue, without
result, ho announced that he regretted
to be obliged to have recourse to on ex?
treme measure prescribed by the code
for vessels ut sea. The crew, bc said,
nu.si bo decimated immediately. Their
names must be put into an urn and
drawn; tho tenth was ordered nit, his |
eyes were bandaged, and a firing party
drawn up for execution. Tho com?
mander was about to givo tho order to
fire, when a seaman, u nativo of Sar?
dinia, stepped forward and confessed
tho crime. A drum-head court martial
was at onco formed, and tho murderer
was condemned to death uud shot in
Kinniel. Six others, who wero proved
to have been accomplices, were sen?
tenced to ton years' imprisonment and
kept in irous in the hold."
A CHILDTERIUBLY BITTEN HY A BAT.
The Boston Evening Herald says:
Last Thursday evening an infant child
of Mr. Thomas Clinton, living on the
coroner of Seventh uud Cambridge
streets, was put to bed by its mother,
who sat down in tho next room to do
somo sowing. Shortly afterward she
was startled by tho shrieks of her infant,
and going into tho room saw a huge rat,
with its fangs far-toned in tho nosu of tho
child, its face und tho bod clothing being
covered with blood. Tho mother, in
her turn, shrieked, aud her husband
carno to her assistance, but tho ferocious
animal was with difficulty driven from
tho bed. It was pursued duwu staits
and finally killed. Dr. Norris, who was
culled to dress the wounds, says the
teeth of tho rat carno together through
the nose of tho child, ami that its cheek
was bitten through sovorul timos, pre?
senting au appearance of having benn
punctured repeatedly with an awl.
Besides theso were others upon tho right
DwEhhiNO HURST.-Wo regret lo learn
that thu dwelling of Mr. Wm. A. Brown?
lee, just across tho Seneca River, was
entirely destroyed by fire on Wednesday
night, 28th ult. Tho ll.unes were disco?
vered about ll o'clock, and had made
such progress that only a portion of the
wearing apparel of tho inmates was
saved from destruction, while iho furni?
ture aud contents of thu house worn to?
tally lost. - Anderson intelligencer.
A largo number of invalids aro now
daily leuviug Massachusetts for the
South, to avoid tho bloak weather of
EtBG IB li 4TIVK PIlOCEKUIPfOS.
Tnu?flDAY, MARCH 7, 1872.
The Senate met at 12 M., President
Banaier in the Chair.
A bill to authorize tho building of a
bridge to conneot the islands of North
and South Edisto, at the location of the
old bridge, was ordered to lie on tho
A bill to oompol the County Commis?
sioners of Edgefield and Newberry to
bnild a bridge across the Saluda Uiver
at Chappell's Ferry, waB made the spe?
cial order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.
A bill for the relief of tho widows and
orphans of persons killed by tho Ku
Klux waa made tho speciul order for to?
morrow, al 2 P. M., an>> thu Judiciary
Committee was requested to report
thereon such amendment? us thoy may
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES
Tho Honso met at 12 >? o'clock P. M.,
Speaker Moses io tho Chair.
A joint resolution to authorize the
Stato Treasurer to poy to J. H. Leland
8101.05 wan laid on tho table.
The resolving clauses of the following
wore stricken out: Joint resolution to
authorize and empowor the Governor to
grant and convey all right, title and in?
terest of the State in a certain lot nf
land in tho city of Columbia unto tho
Palmetto Lodge, No. 5, I. O. O F., in
trust, as herein mentioned; joint resolu?
tion authorizing tho Sterling Loan Fuud
Commission to secure the possession of
the bonds of the State of Sooth Caro?
lina known as the Sterling Funded Debt
Bonds, and placo tho name in the charge
of the Secretary of State lor safe keep
Air. Wilkes offered a concurrent reso?
lution relativo to the donation of public
lands solicited by tho Agricultural Cou
greis for educational purposes; the do?
nation, if received, to lie parceled out
as follow?: $'2(10.000 to Clailiu Univer?
sity, $800,000 to tho freo common
Behinds, and $500,000 to tho Agriaultnral
aud Mechanics' Institute. Adopted.
A bill to regulate tho liability of htdol
keepera waa passed to a third rcudiug.
Tho resolving ciauso of a joint resolu?
tion to grant to the Governor tho power
to fill vacancies occurring in tho Board
of Regents of tho Lnuatic Asylum was
The enacting clause was Htrickon ont
of a bill to define and regulato thc juris?
diction of the police court of Charleston.
A bill relating to tho bonds of the
State was taken up, the previous ques?
tion being immediately called. The
yens and naya wero called on nearly
every question, after which ' tho bill
passed to a third randing.
The following bills were passed: Bills
requiring all bonds aud stocks of the
State to bo registered in the office of the
Stato Treasurer; to declare public a cer?
tain road in the County of Orangoburg;
to amend section 328, title 10, chapter
ll, of au Act eutitled "An Act to revise,
simplify and abridge the rulef, pruc
ticea, pleadings and forms of courts of
this State, known ns the codo of pro?
cedure;" to altor aud amend tho charter
of tho town of Greenville; to incorporate
the Port R?yal Railroad Company; prc
poaing amendments to the Constitution
of tho State of South Carolina; to
ameud section 27,1..' of au Act to regu?
late the manner of drawing juries; to ill
corporate the Charleston Homestead
Association; to incorporate tho Labor?
ing Society, of Christ Church Parish;
to incorporate the churches of Antioch,
New Hope, Bethel Grove and Bethuuy,
of Lauruns County; joint resolution I
compelling the School Commissioner of j
Fairfield Couuty to establish certain
soil nola; bill to hold persons respousible
for selling proporly of defective, un?
sound or doubtful titi?; joiut resolution
compelling tho School Commissioner of
Fairfield County to establish certain
schools; bills to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to regulate tho fees of Probato
Judges, Clerks of Courts, and other
officers therein mentioned," approved
Maroh 1, 1870; to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to establish and moutain a sys?
tem of free common Hchools for tho Stole
of South Carolina;" to charter the
Union Savings Bank, of Columbia.
Tho House took a recess uutil 7 o'clock
The evening posion was, up to 10
o'clock, occupied in the discussion of
tho Union Savings Bunk of Columbia.
For several months paat the Railioah
of Virginia have, in their primary meet?
ings, invariably favored tho re-nomina?
tion of Grant, aud recommended Se?
nator John F. Lowis for Vico-Preaideut.
lt is now said that tho movo to nominate
Senator Lewis in assuming a much wider
field than his own Stute, and that a ro?
cen t conference of nonie of tho Southorn
leadern had for ono of its objects tho
putting of tho mattor equarelj' before
tho party. Tho Sonthorn Radicals
think their purty suflioioitly strong to
entitle them to thu second place on tho
Presidetiti.il ticket, und they will put
forward Mr. Lewis 113 being tho best and
most popular .jan in tho party; and as
a member of the party remarked to mo,
"About tho only prominent man wo
have that can't bo accused of hoing
eithor a carpet-bagger or of engaging in
-.- . ?-- - -
TiiK RESULT OF RF.MOVINO A SMALL?
POX PATIENT.-Mrs. Mary L. Renison,
n widow, of Brooklyn, hus brought a
suit against tho board of health to re?
cover 810,000 diitnngoB for tho death of
har son, who was removed by order of
tho board from her house, where ho was
well cared for, to tho small-pox hospital,
where ho died. Tho mother claims that
she was part Jilly dependent on her son
Dulinga recent cold simp, a country
court in Texas had 1" adjourn until the
County could burrow live dollars of the
sherill to buy (md for heating thu couti
Tho Inst sensation novel is, wo Lear, to
bo entitled "Tho Poisoned (.Jinn Drop;
or, tho Caudy Woman'? Revenge."
M?TOB HALI..-The trial of May gr
Hall ia ia progress in New York. We
Lave known few cases that more per?
plexed all attempts at elucidation. Mayor
Hall ia one of the best of lawyers, and
was one of the most genial and estima?
ble of men in society. He is witty,
ready, graceful, genorooB, and was the
life of the sooial oirole wherever he went.
Ho was unimpeached and unsuspected
when he wan elected mayor, and was ono
of tho most popular gentlemen who over
were elevated to the office. It does not
appear from any display he has made,
or any known accumulation of property,
that ho has come into possession of any
wealth not easily accounted for. Yet, as
the chief oilicer of the city, whoBo ap?
proval of all bills against it was required
before they could bo paid, how c?u his
approvul of tho immense charges for
work, through which tho city treasury
was robbed by Tweed <fc Co. of millions,
be accounted for? ? glanos nt tho im?
mense aggregates of those bills should
havo alarmed him; but ho signed them
all without demur. He was grossly de?
linquent iu the performance of his duty.
A. carelessness unaccountable markodhis
condnct, or be must have beeu inter?
ested in betraying tho public interests.
His trial is, therefore, highly interest?
ing. It is sad to see such a man in?
volved in such a criminal history, aud
wc cannot see how ho can possibly como
?mt of it savo with an utter loss of pub?
lic respect and confidence.
CROCODILES SERVING THE PURPOSES OF
WAU.-A correspondent of the New
York Times furnishes a graphic account
of tho capture of tho city of Han Fer?
nando, and tho utter dofeat and rout of
the revolutionists iu Venezuela, com?
manded by Geu. Herrara. Tho corres?
When the city had been captured.
Gen. Crispo was despatched in pursuit
of Gens. Herrara and Olivo, and took
many stragglers prisoners. Thu flight
of Ucrrura'a army was a rapid ono, bat
Crispo caine np to the main body on the
fourth day. Ile found them encamped
on the banks of thc river Aranon, aud at
ouce attacked them.
A general rout was the result, in which
larg** numbers of tho euomy plunged
recklessly iuto tho river, where nearly
all were lost. Tho river abounds to an
alarmiug extent with monstrous croco?
diles and poisonous serpents, and the
men, as they attempted to Bwim across,
were seized by these monsters, who
seemed more intent on slaughtor than
aught else. lu a few minutes, the river
was swarming with reptiloa, und many
bodies of soldiers, frightfully mutilated,
wero Keen floating about or strewed on
the banks. Among tho lost was Gen.
. Olivo, who, it was thought, was drowned*.
Gen. Herrera's army was entirely de
! s troy ed.
GREELEY'S OPINION OV TUS SOCTH
CAROLINA. REPUBLICANS.-Read what the
New York Tribune says of the South Ca?
About tho coolest thing that has oc?
curred this winter, is a resolve of a State
convention of tho faction dominant in
South Carolina in those words:
"Resolved, by the Union Republican
party of the Stale of South Carolina, in
couventioD assembled, that wo en?
dorso tho administration of President
U. S. Grant, in its wise and successful
financial policy, which has reduced the
national debt, while lessening the public
taxes, and at thu samo time preserved
full faith with tho public creditors."
Considering how these rascals har?
sold themselves to measureless infamy
over end over by stealing their poor
State poorer than f ho ever was before,
quadrupling their expenses, doubling
her debt and trebling bur taxes, this re?
solve strikes us as thu Chimborazo of
imposture and villainy.
The deposed rrcsidoat of tho Libe?
rian republic, E. J. Royo, of Monrovia,
previously of Ohio, iu this country,
uot relishiog tho luxuries of a Libe?
rian jii.it-, and not having tho fear of
sharks before him, attempted to swim
from the whore to the outgoing English
steamer. His courage was not rewarded,
and ho went down. Ho was an Ohioan
by birth aud was fifty-seven years of age.
lie was among tho wealthiest citizens of
Liberia. Ho was speaker of tho House
of Representatives of Liberia in 1849,
sud Chief Justice in 1865 G8. Ia 18?9
he was elected President. His term waa
disturbed by tho discussion of constitu?
tional questions and by financial diflcul
ties of a very peculiar nature, iu conse?
quence of which ho was requested to re?
tiro for his country's good to one of
those domiciles which even in Liberia are
prepared for public offenders.
The Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Gazette, says tho IIouso Judi?
ciary Committee havo agrood to report
tn favor of a supplemental apportion?
ment bill, giving one additional mombor
to each of the following States: Now
Hampshire, Vermont, Now York, Penn?
sylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana,
Alabama and Florida. Wo would be
glad to know ou what principle.
On Monday, a party of forty negroes
wero engaged in cutting turpentine
boxes iu Florence, and two of the iium
boi struck up a livoly quarrel. Ooo ol
tho two throw an axo at tho other, cut?
ting tho arm nearly off and cuttiDg tho
Tho State Works in Greenville wero
sold on tho 4th to Alexander McBee,
Esq., for $2,825. Tho purchaser after?
wards turned them over to the City
Council for tho sumo prico.
Dan Rico, tho famous circus man, has
been thrown, financially, aud his per?
sonal property in Erie County, Ponusy!?
I vania, i.-i advertised for salo by tho she?
A Jersey euchre parly played 5,44(1
games last year. The practice took t?o
much limo that they have, concluded to
2Z? o o ?, 1
ARRESTED -We learn that AM Wooten
and William H. Saunders have been ar?
rested, npon suspicion of the homi?
cide of Mrs. Wooten, in January last.
<*Tbey had a partial hearing before Coro?
ner Coleman, yesterday, and the case
will be continned this morning.
MAIL, An H AN OEM HUTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; clowes 7.16
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; olosee 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; doses6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.46 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 ?. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 8 to 4 P. M.
TUE LEON BIIOTHEBS.-This tronpe
gave a second entertainment last even?
ing. Mr. Hubbard was qaite successful
in his delineation of Ethiopian charac?
ter. Mrs. Hubbard and Mdlle. Jose?
phine were frequently applauded in their
Bongs and danoes. The performance
closed with tho laughable pantomime,
"Humpty Dumpty." There will be an?
other entertainment this evening.
JOURNALISTIC PROPRIET?.-The reso?
lution introduced into the Senate by
Hayne, of Marion, to expel B. W. Tom
linson, reportar of the Charleston Newe,
from tho floor of the Senate, has been
laid on the table. Mr. Tomlinson had
stated that the opponents of the "Conga?
ree dam bill" offered to cease their bick?
erings, "for a consideration" of $5,000.
This Hayne deemed a violation.of jour
naliatio propriety, bat the Sonnte has
concluded that it was not. Tho truth of
tho charge justifies the libel.
CITY MATTERS.-Tho price of singlo
copies? of the PHOZNIX is five cents.
Wo saw yesterday, on exhibition in
front of tho atore of Mr. Wm. Glaze, a
novelty in the way of a fishing rod. It
is a late invention, and combines boauty
with lightness and atrength. It is made
in sections, und can be so pot np as to
bo used as a wulking-cano in carrying it.
We have received the first number of
tho Aiken (S. C.) Journal, a daily paper,
published by J. S. Shuck. Esq.
We had the pleasure, yesterday, of
meeting our friend and brother of the
quill, John Koruhaw, Jr., of the Camden
Journal. He pays a flying visit to Co?
lumbia on business connected with his
The Senate has confirmed the follow?
ing: Trial Justices-J. D. Pitts, F. A.
Whitney, J. C. Smith and A. R. Gantt,
Newberry Connty; Edward Fant and D.
L. Hall, Anxlerson Conuty; Elijah N.
Kedfearne, Chesterfield County; R. J.
Humphrey, Darlington Connty. Ken
nedo G. Bellings as Auditor for Lancas?
ter County; Dr. Otto A. Moses as In?
spector of Phosphates.
PHCENIXIANA.-A vain man's motto is,
"Win gold and wear it." A generous
man's motto is, "Win gold and share it."
A miser's, "Win gold and spare it." A
profligate's, "Win gold and spend it."
A broker's, "Win gold and lend it." A
gambler's, "Win gold and lose it." A
wise man's, "Win gold and uso it."
Cases of suspended animation aro
plentiful in cireuses-on the trapeze.
The whale that swallowed Jonah has
beeu discovered off the coast of Brazil.
Being dissected, Ibero were found in his
stomach a pair of patent leather Yanke
made boots, aud a Milton gold pin, wit
an Alaska diamond set, with the initia
letter of Jonah.
Water colors-Maritime flags.
TRANSFER OP A MACHINE.-Tho han
machino which has been used by th
Palmettoes for tho past thirteen year
WOB turned over to the Vigilants, 1
night. Tho Palmettoes aasemblod
their on. .no house, in full uniform, la
night, and escorted by Captain Thom"
son's brass band, proceeded to the ol
City Hall, with the machine, where t
formal transfer wus effected. Captain
Stanley, in a few remarks, turned the
machine over to the Vigilants. Captain
Donnison replied in appropriate terms.
Aftor tho discussion of a substantial col?
lation-during which the Palmettio:
were politely attended by their colore
friends of tho Vigilant-a number of ?in
i dividnals wero called upon, who re
sponded promptly. The following is
list of tho officers of tho Vigilant: Presi
dent-John Dennison; Vice-President
J. A. Garner; Secretary-C. D. Lowndes
1st Director-S. Gurnor; 2d Director
James Greenwood; 3d Director-W.
Pughc; 4th Director-Isnao Howell;
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Act? of tho General Assembly.
E. E. Davis Sc Co.-Poultry."etc.
j HOTEL AnniVAi<s, March 7.-Central Bold
,T C Hunter, Union; It Owen, Newberry; J M
! Clair, Camden; C A Chase, Elle? field; T H
' Jeter, Union; J M llughston, Cedar Spring?;
1 H S Cusou, M McDonald, l, J Wilson, J li
i Jones. Abhoville; I) lt Elkin, M Cha) in, Al?
ston; J \\ Hayward, Saluda.