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COLUMBIA' S, al
8atar lay Morning, Maroh 9.1872.
The Approaching Oliy Election!.
A movement ia on foot, supported by
both Republicans and Demoorats, or
rather conservative native white oitizens,
looking to a combination of both ele?
ments, in order to seoore a more honest
and satisfactory administration of onr
city affairs. It ia admitted by all good
citizens, whatever may be their color or
political creed, that there is painful and
urgent necessity to prevent a set of city
officers from being foisted into power
similar to those who have been striving
to drag ns on tho road to bankruptcy
for the past two years. Capitalists and
laborers, white men and colored men,
native and foreign born citizens, have at
least one common interest; nnd that is
the welfare, prosperity and development
of Columbia. There is no ground for
political contention here; no occasion to
excite partisan strife and ill-feelings.
The securing a good, practicable and,
above all, an honest management of our
city affaire, is one objeot in which good
men of every class, raoe or opinion oau
unite with mutual confidence, and with?
out the least prejodioe to their differ?
ences on other matters. Only bad men,
either unprincipled demBgognes or igno?
rant enthusiasts, would seek, especially
in suoh a community as ours, to make
an issue of political principles in a
municipal election. The colored people
are a majority of the voters. They are
of one politioal persuasion.
They are unfortunately uneducated.
The eyes of scaroely a dozen of them
will see even what we are now writing.
They are easily led and misguided by
tricksters, who play upon their feelings
and exoite to frightful proportions those
prejudices whioh are natural to their
oondition and innocent enough when
left in their normal state. If, therefore,
the election is made a party question,
mostly the worse representatives of even
the Republican party will form our next
City Council. A new era of City Hall
contraota will inevitably follow, and
bond swindles of still greater magnitude
will be perpetrated. Suoh men seek no
public office except for private gain; and
they will as surely concoct schemes and
jobs for their individual enrich m emt as
night follows day. The consequence
will be, that in a short while, our citi?
zens will be loaded with a burden of
taxation that will be intolerable, and a
public city debt contracted that it will
stagger ns to pay, if we can pay at all.
This will serve as a direot and insur?
mountable obstacle in the way of our
progress and development. Northern
capital, upon whioh we greatly roly to
build np. our business interests, will not
ooma where there is danger of excessive
taxation; nor will enterprising men from
the North and elsewhere, whom we would
induce to settle in onr midst, be inclined
to devote their time and energies, and
more especially invest their fortunes, in
a place over which a cloud of debt hange
lowering and threatening.
To prevent an increase of the oity
debt, and to keep down taxation to the
lowest point, ?B what the true citizens ol
Columbia cesire. There is nothing po?
litioal in this, not in the least. For our?
selves, we would not regret to see everj
office, from the highest to the lowest, ic
the State as well as the city, filled by
Republicans, if wo oould feel confident
that they were honest and efficient men.
This, we fear, can never be, so long at
the Republican constituency remains un?
educated and without property, as it now
is. Ignorant and poor, eleotors anc
venal oorrnpt rulers stand to eaoh othoi
in the relation of cause to effect, and wil
continue so to the end of the world. I
the oolored people will come forwarc
now, in the spirit of good citizenship
and join with the property-holders ii
the eleotiou of a Board of Aldermen anc
a Mayor, venality and jobbing can b<
successfully put down. Will the coloree
citizens unite with us in seeking the com
mon good? lu our judgment, the waj
to accomplish this purpose is to call t
publia mooting of whites and blacks
Then let it be mutually agreed that eaol
race shall nominate six Aldormen, select
ed by themselves from thoir own raco
and a Mayor, to be selected by th<
oolored people from among the whites
That seems to us fair and just, and wil
secure the ends we seok in the best man
ner. We must avoid, in the selection o
white Aldermen, all half-way compro
mise men. Let the white men, by al
means, be representative white mon?
soon as are abovo all sbado of euspioioi
nuder any circumstances. The folly o
a different oourso has heon too plain!;
demonstrated to require argument now
Let tho oolored men, too, be such o
their raoe. The former will ronder u
assured that tho interosts of tho proper
ty-holdors will not bo endangered. Tip
latter will be a guarantee to tho coloroi
people that their personal right? and
privileges will in no wiae be abridged or
i m ? ?
Keep lt MoWBg.
The Oongaree dam bill, having BOO
ocsafally passed the Senate, is now be?
fore the Oommitteo of Roads, Bridges
and Ferries, of the House, and also the
Committee on the Penitentiary. Why
the bill should be referred to two com?
mittees, as we are informed is the oase,
and why it should have been referred to
the Penitentiary Committee at all, wo
are at a loss to se?l The entire opposi?
tion to tho bill has come from those in?
terested in the penitentiary. As Whi?
temore said, in the Senate, there is a
deep hole in the middle of that mighty
quarry at the penitentiary in which most
of the extravagant appropriations for the
support of the institution is sunk, and
certain parties are bending every sinew
to prevent its voracious jaws from being
olosed. It is asking a little too much
when it is sought to baulk an enterprise
of vast public importance to preserve a
sink-hole to conoeal extravagant expen?
ditures of publio money, speaking of it
in the mildest terms.
We trust that the oommittee will not
allow tho bill to be pigeon-holed as it
was last winter. Such a procedure will
be nothing more than denying to the
people a publio right. We have every
indication and reasonable cause to expect
i that the work of developing our great
water power will be oommenced at once
I and pushed rapidly forward to comple?
tion aa soon os this bill becomes a law.
I And unless it docs beoome a law, it is
absolutely certain that nothing of impor?
tance will ever bo done with the canal.
The laboring classes, no less than the
property-holders of the city, fe vor the
bill. The specious objections that have
been nrged against it have been fully
answered and refuted, and there is not a
particle of excuse why this simple act of
legislation, so jost, proper and neces?
sary, should be denied. It is not a mat?
ter of tho Columbia Water Power Com?
pany, but of the citizens of Columbia,
who are a unit in its favor, except a few
persons connected with the penitentiary.
Messrs. Crews and Yooum are the
chairmen of the respective committees
referred to, and we trust they will not
make useless delay in thoir report.
MOUE ARBESTS.-On Monday last,
when our town was more than usually
crowdod with citizens from the country,
brought hore in consequence of its hoing
tho commencement of tho March term
of court, as well as sales-day, Deputy
United States Marshal Williams com?
menced arresting in the streets persons
accused of being Ku Klux. This cre?
ated much excitement among all classes,
uud in a short time the crowd was great?
ly diminished, for, from past experience,
no one knew who would be the next vic?
tim. Those arrested during the week
aro W. P. M. Williams, County Auditor,
J. M. Spenoer, Thomas Nelson, Nevil
Hawkins, re-arrested, T. H. Gall maa
and Belton Free. For some weeks ru?
mors have boen rife that a large number
of our citizens were soon to be arrested;
one was that 400 warrants had been is?
sued, and the Deputy Marshal was ouly
awaiting orders to serve them.
At the time of going to press our
streets are nearly as free from people
I from the country as thoy aro on the Sab?
bath, although tho court is in session.
Business of all kinds is completely at a
stand-still, and every one is expocting to
be sent to jail as a Ku Klux. A friend
from tho country informed us yesterday
that all farm work upon 6ix or eight
farms in bis neighborhood had been
abandoned and tho hands discharged, ae
the owners were not willing to risk money
or time in preparing for their crops,
while in such a state of uncertainty. All
feel that aa arrest amounts to a sentence
for a term in the penitentiary, whether
found guilty or not. The old sore has
been re-oponcd by the probe of partisan
and personal malice and persecution, and
there is no kuowing when the putrid
mass will oease to flow or the wound por
milted to heal.
There is Jauger that Union Connty, if
left undisturbed, will go strongly Demo?
cratic next full, and it is probablo that
this danger will be removed by driving
away as many white votes as possible,
and, to make suro, putting a large num?
ber of Democrats whero thoy will not bo
allowed to vote.- Union Times.
MORE IMMIGRANTS.-We learn that
Mr. J. G. Pipkin, of this County, has
just returned from New York, whoro he
procured and brougl fc on with him six?
teen German immigrants, whom he de?
signs to settle aud employ on his farm.
Among tho number were several ladies
and children, the families of some of the
gentlemen. We think Mr. Pipkin noted
wisely in getting some of theso immi?
grants with families. It will render
thom more contented. Mr. Pipkin says,
so we are informed, that he could have
procured 2,000 of theso people. They
aro anxious to loave their prosent quar?
ters on Ward's Island, New York. Tho
Germans are an intelligent, thrifty peo?
ple, and wherever thoy iooato the evi?
dence.-, of tholr industry can always be
The House of Representativos of
Maine has passed a bill permitting wo?
men over twenty-five years of ago to voto
at Presidential olections.
A Missouri youth and a fortuno of
$120,000 have parted company iu less
than four yours at tho gaming table.
Coi-resp?ndame* of tn? Pheonix.
QBEENYUXLS, S. 0.,Maroh7-10 P.M.
Aa boar ago a Are broke oat in tbe
stable of Mr. Jennings, East of Main
street, near tbe river, and whian, was ia
a short time entirely consumed. Tho
engines were promptly on hand and
effectively in operation, preventing the
further spread of the fire. Immediately
afterwards a white man was arrested
under suspicious circumstances by-H.
C. Ca?ble and Sheriff J. ttl Southern,
nod by them promptly placed in jail for
pro tee ti ou and future examination,
amid the furious denunciations of citi?
zens of all colors. Our "historical"
Congressional Eu Klux Committee had
bettor bo continued in service, for most
assuredly should any one be caught in
the aot of setting these fires, the scenes
commenced at Chicago will be re?
enacted in this Southern dime, without
fear or favor, and to the utmost ex?
tremity, independent of any one. It is
supposed that Alexander Mc?ee will
lose two moro mules by tho fire last
A CONTEMPTIBLE BUSINESS FOR A
GREAT GOVERNMENT.-xhe Washington
correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette
Suit will shortly be begun by tho
United States to recover from the Rich?
mond and Danville Railroad that portion
formerly known as the Piedmout Rail?
road, connecting Danville, Va., with
Greensboro, N. O. The facta in the
case aro these: Before the war, the Le?
gislature of North Carolina refused to
grant a ohartor by whioh the Richmond
and Danville Road could connoot with
the North Carolina Road, because the
State owned the controlling interest iu
the latter, and it was deemed against tho
interest of tho State to allow any com?
The requirements of the Confederate
Government became so great and their
means of transportation so limited, that
the Confederate Congress resolved to
and did build the road between Danville,
and Greensboro, a diatanco of fifty
eight miles, thus giving them an addi?
tional and more direct lino of communi?
cation with the other Southern States.
The Richmond and Danville Railroad
Company olaims to have built tho Pied?
mont Road, but the Federal Govern?
ment holds that the only claim the
Richmond and Danville Company has to
it lies in the fact that the road was ope?
rated by them ofter it had been built by
Is it any cuuse of wonder that the
people of the South ure all auti Admi?
THE LIFE AND TONTINE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF THE SOUTH.-The annual
meeting of the policy-holders of this
Southern oompnny was held on Monday,
at No. 29 Broad street. Tho report of
the President was submitted and referred
to the Committee on Finance, who have
not yet reported. Yesterday tho elec?
tion of officers took place, the old board
being re-eleoted, with one exception, as
follows: William McBurney, President;
E. P. Alexander, vice-President and
Actuary; John Screvon, Vice-Presideut,
resident in Georgia; E. Nye Hutchinson,
vice-President, resident in North Caro?
lina; George E. Buggs, Secretary; John
T. Darby, M. D., Medical Adviser; Au?
gustine T. Smythe. Solicitor; James
Conner, Counsel. The new Georgia
Vice-Presideut is substituted for the lute
J. F. Gilmer, of thut Stuto. The va?
cancies upon the Board of Trustees for |
thia State were filled by the choice of
the following gentlemen: James H.
Wilson, Charleston; George L. Baist,
Charleston; Theo. G. Barker, Charles?
ton; Wm. M. Bostick, Allendale; Ed?
ward McIntosh, Society Hill.
A WRETCHED CONDITION.-According
to the Union vi Ho Times, the minds of the
people of that Couuty ure unsettled. No
one feels safe from arrest by United
States Marshals, and what little monoy
there is among the people, is hoaded up
for tho purpose of meeting such an einer,
goncy. All confidence in the Govern
1 meut is lost, and no one kcows when ho
may bu visited by an officer and dragged
I to jail apon the oath of a negro who has
been induced, by bribery or somo othor
influence, to swear against him. The
continuation of the suspension of tho
writ of habeas corpus, suggested to Con?
gress by the majority of tho Ku Klux
Committee, is looked upon as au assur?
ance that tho persecutions of the South?
ern people wiil be renewed.
A disrespeotful correspondent of the
New York Tribune speaks of the South
Carolina Radical administration as "that
den of thieves in South Carolina, whoso
grotesque caricature aud criminal tra?
vesty of representative government aro
a dit-p,race to modern civilization." If
tho staunch Republican who wrote this
wiro to say tho same thing in Columbia,
i ho would ut once be denounced by the
1 Stuto Radicals as a lying Democrat or a
bloody Ku Klux.
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.-A very sad
and distressing aooideut, which resulted
fatally, occurred nour this place ou tho
27th ultimo. A little daughter of Mr.
Gunn, four or five years of age, was
playing in a field whero somo broom
sedge was being burned, when hor cloth?
ing caught on fire, and bofore assistance
reached her, she was so badly burned
that she died from the effects of her in?
juries in two days,-Kingslree Star.
A GOOD OLD AGE.-Mary Barrow, an
old colored woman, died at tho Hart
plant?t ion, on James Island, about thrco
miles from Fort Johuson, a short timo
ago, at the advanced ago of 121) years.
Shu wus brought from Africa with grown?
up children, when tho oldost pooplo on
tho island were children, and tho lowest
calculation brings her ago up to tho
above standard.-Charleston Hews.
FiiiDAY, MAROH 8, 1872.
The Senate assembled at 12 M., Presi?
dent Ran bier in the Chair.
The following billa and resolutions
were received from the Honae, and or?
dered for consideration to-morrow: Bill
to amend Suction 27 of an Act enti?
tled "An Act to regulato the manner of
drawing juries;" to amend the 328th
Section, Title IX, Chapter II, of an Aot
entitled "An Aot to revino, simplify and
abridge the rules, practice, pleadings
and forms of courts of thia Stato," gen?
erally called the.Code of Procedure; to
deolare publio a oertain road in the
County of Oraogeburg; to incorporate
the Charleston Homestead Association;
requiring all bonds and stocks of the
Stato to be registered in tho office of the
State Treasurer; to iuoorporate the La?
boring Society of Christ Church Parish;
to incorporate the churches of Antioch,
New Hope, Bethel Grove, and New Be?
thany, of Laurens Conuty; to alter and
amend tho charter of the town of Green?
wood; to incorporate tho Port Royal
River Ferry Company.
Mr. Arnim introduced a joint resolu?
tion authorizing the Governor to con?
tract for the employment of prisoners
sentenced to contiuement in tho State
Penitentiary at hard labor.
Mr. Whittemoro-A bill to iucorporute
the village of Lisbon.
A bill to authorize the Mayor and Al?
dermen of the city of Columbia to issue
bonds and sell the sumo, was passed to a
The following were passed: Bills to
establish an Inferior Court for the trial
of oriminal tuses in tho County of
Charleston; to regulate the pay of the
members of the General Assembly; con?
current resolution praying tho Congress
of the United States to donate one mil?
lion dollars' worth of publio lands to the
several States for educational purposes;
bills to authorize the formation of and
to incorporate thc Laurens and Ashville
Railroad; for tho relief of the widows
and orphans of person? killed by the Ku
Klux; to renew tho charter of Peay's
Ferry, over tho Wuteree River.
The Speaker of tho House attended in
the Senate, whnu a largo number of bills
and joint resolutions were ratified.
At 3]..' P. M., tho Senate took a recess
until 7 P. M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met ut 12 M., Spoaker
Moses io tho Chair.
The unfinished business from yester?
day-a bill roUting to thc bonds of the
State of South Carolina-was taken up.
After considerable discussion, the bill
was passed, aud ordered to the Senate,
by a voto of 58 yeas to 84 nays.
A bill relating to thc Financial Agent
of tho State of South Carolina in the
city of New York was passod by a vote
of 58 yeas to 31 nays.
The report of the Judiciary Commit?
tee upon the charges against Judge R.
F. Graham, in tho coso of Redding vs.
the South Carolina Railroad, was made
the special ordor for 12 M., to-morrow,
to allow Mr. Jervoy to vindioate his po?
sition in tho matter, and to have said re?
port, with tho evidence, printed, was
Resolution by Mr. Nehemias to dis?
continue the holding of night sessions,
was laid on the table, but was afterward
ronewed and adopted.
The enacting clauses of the following
bills wore stricken out: Bill to amend an
Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act to
establish uud maintain a system of free
oommou schools for the Stato of South
Carolina;" to amend au Act entitled "Aa
Act to establish and maiutain a system
of free common schools for the State of
South Carolina;" to amend an Act enti?
tled "An Act relating to gambling;" to
regulato the publication of legal notices
and official advertisements in the respect?
ive Counties of the State; for the pro?
tection of the poor of Colinton County;
to requiro juries, in criminal cases, to be
kept in charge of tho Sheriffs, or their
deputies, until thoy have rendered their
verdicts; to protect the people of the
State against illegal and fraudulent issue
of bonds and securities, and for other
purposes connected with tho same; joint
resolution to authorizo and require the
County Commissioners of Newberry to
levy a special tax; relating to the sinking
fund; in reference to Stato lands; bill to
punish persons engaged in tho business
of lotteries and tho salo of lottery tick?
ets; joint resolution to investigate the
transactions of tho Financial Board and
the Financial Agent of the State, in the
city of New York.
Tho following bills wero passod and
ordered to bo enrolled: Bill to amend an
Aot entitled "Au Aot to grant, ronew
and amend tho charters of certain towns
and villages theroiu moutionod;" tore
peal tho charter of the village of Lau
rensville; to amend an Act entitled "An
Act to alter and renew tho charter of the
town of Darlington;" to extend the
limits of the town of Beaufort; to
amend an Aot entitled "An Act to amend
the charter of tho King's Mountain
Railroad Company;" to ronow and
amend the charter of tho town of Wil?
lis ton; to ronow and amend the charter
of tho town of Lowudosvillo, Abbeville
Connty; to incorporate the Grand Di
? vision of the Sous of Temperance of
South Carolina; to amend an Act enti?
tled "An Act to grant, ronew and amend
tho charters of certain towns and vil?
lages therein mentioned;" to charter the
town of Mine?la, in Horry County; to
authorizo and empower Henry C. Lan?
caster, Smith l?o wo and Henry A.
Towlcs to establish a wharf nt the
Fucker plantation, nt or near Church
Flats, on the Steno River, and to esta?
blish a ferry at that point across said
rivor; ta incorporate tho Citizens' Build?
ing and Loan Association, of Charleston;
to iucorporato tho South Carolina Real
Estato uud Joint Stock Company.
At 3 P. M., tho HOUSO adjourned until
to-morrow, ut 12 M.
Tho debt of Franco amounts to about
$125 for euch of tho population.
ICE SPOUTS ON THE HUDSON.-Hodson
river ioe-boatmen at Poughkeepsie have
had rare sport for the past two days.
For nearly forty-eight hours a gale has
swept the ico. On Monday, Oommodore
Booth hoisted sail on the Snowflake, and,
taking a boy on board, nnnonnosd his
intention of going to Milton, four miles
South. The wind was a hurrioane.
Under a close reef his oraft darted
Southward like lightning. The sharp
runners cut iuto the ice with a hum, and
olouds of flint-ice .were whirled to the
rear, the boat at times being enveloped
with an ice fog. The boy was on the
windward ruoner plank, and held on to
tba shrouds for dear life. A minute
passed, and the boat was a mile away.
She flew down along the East shore like
a plum tom. It was no child's play. The
least mishap would hurl the occnpants
out of tho boat. In four minutes she
accomplished the four miles, and was
standing at Milton wharf with sails flap
piog in the wind.
At half-past 4 o'clock, Monday after?
noon, the wind still a gale, Aaron Innis,
of thu ice-boat Hall, resolved to enter in
a race with the Chicago Express train,
whioh leaves Poughkeepsie for New York
at 4 45 P. M. Accordingly he got sail
up, and shook out all but one reef in
mainsail and jib, lashed his colors to the
ma-it, and started with four persons to
stand on the ronner planks and keep the
craft down to her work. Arriving at the
wharf, he beat off and on, waiting for
the train to make her appearance, as
when it passes the point mentioned it ia
nuder full headway. A puff of smoke
and the sharp clang of the engine bell
told him his rival was at hand. The
boat was not 100 feet from the train, and
the faces of the passengers filled' the
windows. Gently the helm of tho Hall
was put down, the bout answering it
promptly us she wore away. Then fol?
lowed one of the finest races ever wit?
nessed. While the Hall was getting in
position tho train shot some distance
ahead, but the victory of the iron horse
was of short duration. The ice-boat
gaiued and gained yet more rapidly.
Every cord was taut, and the sails were'
oro wiled with wiud. She swept over the
ice like a tornado. The last car of tho
train was reached, then the next, and the
next, until tho boat was abreast of the
train. On the cars windows were ehoved
up, handkerchiefs and hats were waved,
and, though the train did no more than
hold its own, the engineer lifted the
whistle vulve and sent forth a shrill
scream of defiauce. At that moment a
tremendous flaw of wind struck the ice?
boat. She lifted and reeled and stag?
gered like a drunken man; but it was
only for a second, for as soon as the for?
ward runners struck the ice again, the
Hall passed oar after car on the train,
then lapped the engine, and, despite the
powers of the locomotive, dashed ahead
of tho entire train, the men on the run?
ner planks waving their hats with one
hand and holding on to the shrouds with
death grips with the other. For two
miles did the winged racer lead, when
abe was put about on the home tack, and
as the truin passed the boat again, the
passengers cheered from the oar windows
and were oheered at by the ioe-boatmen,
while the locomotive gave a sulky whis?
tle, aud the great moe was over.
Tho black Eu Klux are not confined
to North Carolina, nor to the Lowrey
gang. They exist in other quartern,
where they equally demand the atten?
tion of the Congressional Eu Klux Com?
m?tes. An eye-witness of the recent
banging of three white citizens by a
gang of black Ku Eluxes in Arkansas,
describes what he saw in the Chicago
Times, but baa not yet been summoned
to give his testimony before tho commit?
tee. An affray ooourred between some
obstreperous negroes and two or three
white men, growing ont of a political
dispute, in which oue of the White men
had severely criticised the votes of the
negroes in respect to a railroad project
whioh added largely to the already
over-burdensome taxation of tho white
people, the only property-holders. Ono
of the negroes made a violent personal
attack upon a white man, who, in self
defence, after being knocked down seve?
ral times, stabbed and killed the negro
aggressor. He and two other whites, as
accessories, were arrested and conti ned
in jail for trial. The negroes, a few
days afterwards, oollcoted in a body of
seventy or eighty, armed with double
barreled gnus, supplied from the na?
tional armory, and, after gutting and
destroying the property of a store kept
by one of the alleged accessories, at?
tacked the jail, took the three prisoners
out, and actually shot them to pieoes,
pouring volleys into them long after the
last spark of life had fled. The negro
Ku Kluxcs then took possession of the
village and held it for four days, forag?
ing upon the white people for their sup?
port, against such feeble efforts as could
be made to drivo them ont. Assistance
at last came, and they were dispersed;
but aa yet no attempt has been made to
punish thom for their horribleatrooities.
[ Huston Post.
DEATH OF A GERMAN MERCHANT.-Mr.
John Hurkamp, a highly respected
German grocer, died at his residonoe,
yosterday, at half-past 12 o'olook, after a
longil?neas, which terminated in soften?
ing of the brain, the immediate cause of
of his death. He was born in Quacken
bruck, Kingdom of Hanover, on the 3d
of October, 1809, and immigrated to
this oity in 1830. He took part in the
Florida war, and was one of the founders
of the old Gorman Church. The de?
ceased was widely known in our city as a
man of unswerving integrity, and led a
lifo marked by a high regard for truth
and honor.-Charleston Courier, 8th.
ii OT KI. ARRIVALS, March 8.- Xickerson
House-W V ltuaeoll, K M Cary, Charleston;
F tiohlogltnileh, W Gregg, Jr,S U; A ll Springs,
York; J M Motley, wife and daughter, Mimd
LaMout, A NV Conant, Now York; G G Hill, N
C; W A Banister, Now York; A ll brooks and
wi fu, SC; 13 lt Quattlebauin, Augusta; E H
Prost, Charleston; Mies C Mittag, Lancaster;
S Hartman, Virginia.
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MATINES.-The Leon Brothers giro a
matinee at Irwin's Hall, to-day, at 2
o'olook. Their popular comic play,
Humpty Dumpty, will be performed.
Admission only twenty-five cents. This
reduction is made for the benefit of the
littlu folks, who so much admire things
of the kind. To-night, the Leons pro?
mise a "splendid bill." This will
close their peformanceB here for the
FIRE. -This morning, about 1 o'clock,
the watobman on the Presbyterian stee?
ple sounded the alaam of fire with the
church bell, whioh was replied to by the
city bell, but the rope of the latter soon
broke, when the policemen's rattles were
brought into vigorous use. The flames
were found to proceed from tho roof of
the building oocupied by Messrs. Frick
and Souder Sc Chambers. The firemen
were out promptly, but a well-directed
stream from the Palmettoes settled thc
business in a very few minutes, and pu
a Btop to what had the appearance of at
extensive conflagration. The damage t<
the building was slight.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of sing!
copies of the PHOENIX is five cents. |
The Agnews-father and eon-an
driving a heavy business. Everythinj
1 in the hardware and grocery lines ar
kept on hand, and in such profusion a
to frighten a novice. But then the oom
[ mnnity know what to expect from them
and, as a consequence, their stores-Bi
chardson and Plain and Biohardson anc
Gervais-are kept in a constant state oi
transmogrification-goods coming in at
the back doors and being carried out at
The latest agony in the way of furni?
ture is the * 'medallion." Mr. Berry has
just received several sets, whioh are un?
surpassed by anything in Columbia.
The carving is beautiful and the general
get up superb. By-tho-way, M. H. is
making the necessary arrangements to
extend his sphere of usefulness-or,
plainly speaking, to increase his busi?
ness facilities. More anon.
Mr. Perry, the enterprising proprie?
tor of the Indian Girl Cigar stand, has
boen making some decided improve?
ments in the appearance of his stand, as
well as in his stock of imported cigars,
pipes, tobacco, &o.
Mr. Plomer has on exhibition at his
store, Plain street, a novelty in the way
I of a chandelier. It is composed almost
: entirely of glass, and presents a brilliant
It is understood that the Superintend
I ent of the new United States Court
! Honse and Post Offioe, in this city, has
been sustained in his action in connec?
tion with the recent strike. The orders
received are, that none of the strikers
are to be re-employed. The. strikers
have heard nothing from headquarters
aa yet, and feel jnstly indignant that no
attention has been paid to their commu?
Mr. I. Sulzbaoher's stock of jewelry
hos been materially added to during the
past few days. Of diamond crosses
whioh aro all the rage just now-he has
several different styles, to snit the capa?
city of the pocket. If anything is
wanted, however, whioh he does not
keep on hand, he will furnish nt short
notice, as wo have reason to know.
One of the Palmetto medals, with tie
name of Samuel E. Axon inscribed upoi
it, was found, by a servant, in tho roon
of Constable Hubbard, yosteaday. Mr
Hubbard intends placing it in the poa
session of Capt. W. B. Stanley, in orde
that the owner, if living, may obtain it
Beal estate bios been quite firm durin
the labt week. On Main street, lots hav
advanced twenty-five per cent, in th
last six weeks.
Senator Loslio was thrown from hi
baggy, yesterday afternoon, and slightl
There was an attempt at a thundc
storm, last night.
Mona CONVICTS.-Sherill Gason, ja
Abbeville, brought down seven oonvi<fl
to tho penitentiary, sentenced byJudH
Orr, nt tho late term of Lis court at i?
beville. The prisoners are John SH
Cord, white, assault with intent to kH
sentenced to one year's imprieonmoS
Virgil Madden, colored, (au old offenen
er,) highway robbery; sentenced to five
years' imprisonment. Stephen Partlow,
colored, grand larceny; one year's im?
prisonment. Cornelius Coleman, co?
lored, highway robbery; three years' im?
prisonment. Larkin Wier, colored,
grand larceny; fifteen months' imprison?
ment. Joe Arnold, colored, burglar}
and larceny; twelve months' imprison?
ment. And another colored man, whose
namo wo did not learn.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
E. Hope-Potato Slips. Jm?
Indian Girl- Sunday Smoke. ?tig?$
lt. K. Scott-Proclamation. ^K|???