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Wednea?ay Morning:, March 13,1672.
What Has Become of Itt
In the' Council proceedings of March
the 5th, we note the following significant
"His Honor the Mayor stated that he
had received official notice from J. L.
.Neagle, Esq., that the obligation for
$75,000, due him by the oity, matured
yesterday, but that he was disposed
to give the city all the indulgence possi?
Sometime ago it was stated that
$12,500 of the amount had been paid ie,
not more than one-half of which conld
bo honestly acoounted for. That was
bad enough, but now wehavo the whole
$75,000 reported as paid in, aud what is
more, the obligation of the Counoil for
the same as due. It was very kind and
considerate of Br. Neagle to express his
desire to give the city "all the indul?
gence possible." With his $250,000 of
city bonds as collateral seourity, he may,
(perhaps; feel himself fully indemnified
j against any possible loss. But as to
.that he may yet find that there is con?
siderable : donbt in the matter. The
bonds are believed to have been issued,
-jio4: only without authority of law, but
- fraudulently, and the tax-payers of the
.? oity will not quietly submit to being
saddled with such a debt without testing
its validity. Besidos the connection of
Dr. Neagle with the City Hall swindle,
-his being on Allen's bond, etc.', all point
bim ont as a party to the fraud, and as
auch his contract with the Counoil will
/ - ba vitiated. But what has become of
this 975,000? The Counoil receive the
notification that their obligation is dne,
as information, but the tax-payers would
like to reeeive a little information, too,
as to what disposition baa been made of
this large sum of money. It was
.borrowed ostensibly for the sole and ex?
clusive purpose of erecting the new City
Hall. The work done upon that build?
ing, so far, is not claimed to be worth
over $6,000, at the outside. Will our
city fathers tell their humble subjects,
the tax-payers, what they have doue
?with the balance of $69,000? Is the oity
to be defrauded,,not only of $50,000, by
.the terms of the contract, but also be
subjected to this much greater stealage?
If the City Hall continues to be built in
this style, it will prove a costly edifice,
.indeed. $69.000 Btolen for every $6,000
worth of work done, would foot op a
nice little sum of a tr il lion or two of
dollars before the building is completed
in accordance with Mr. Allen's estimates.
Is there no honest man on the present
Board of Aldermen? No ono that will
stand np as tribune for the people, ex?
pose the nefarious schemes that have
been put in operation, and prevent
further stealing until their term of office
expires? The bill authorizing the issue,
we much fear, will beoome a law before
the end of the session of ' tho Legisla?
ture. B. K. Scott will scarcely give it
bis veto, as it would thus be certainly
defeated. He only vetoes those rascally
schemes which he knows will be passed
without his assent. It is a cheap mode
of getting up a name, or at least, making
a pretense of honesty. If tho bill doe*
become a law, the $250,000 of new bomb
thus authorized will, doubtless, bo found
entiroly exhausted before tho first Tues?
day in April, unless some steps arc
taken immediately to check tho finanoia!
zealot the present Council.
TUE BIUTISH BALLOT.-The ballot thal
it is proposed to introduce in Eaglanc
will be somewhat different from thc
tickets whioh are polled in this country.
According to the ballot bill, it will con
eist of a piece of paper with the namoi
"ami descriptions" of all tho candidate!
printed on it. This will be stamped o\
otherwise marked with an official marl
and given to the voter. Ho will thei
scratch off the names of the candidate
or candidates for whom ho does not wisl
to vote, and then fold it up, so that tin
name cannot be soon. In that form hi
will exhibit lo tho officer presiding tin
baok of tho piece of paper, to show tba
it bears the official mark, after which hi
will place it in a closed box.
EniE-The Erio Railroad bill, aa ru
ported to the New York Assembly, i
making something of a stir among th
numerous parties in and out of Wu!
street interested iu that corporation. I
repeals the Classification Act, so fur us i
applies to Erie, but loaves it a law as rc
gards tho Now York Central. Tho Eric
people aro very indignant about it, an<
allege that "tho whole thing is a conspi
racy to plaoe Vanderbilt at the head o
both Erie and Central." They also sa;
that "another meaning of it is that tin
Commodore has come to the roseuo o
?ho English stockholders."
When John Jacob Astor died tie loft i
little over 824,000,000. William B
Astor, his son, is now estimated 'loni
worth nearly $5O,O0O,U0O.
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Ttl? Republican Nomination*.
' The nominations which have bceu
made by the Republioun elabe ia the va
rio a B wards are commendable, ass gene?
ral thing, in one respect. The present
incumbents have, es * rale, been thrown
aside, and a now set put in. With a few
exceptions, too, there, is marked im?
provement in the colored representatives
as to character aud integrity, and no
falling off, at least, in point of intelli?
gence. We heur good accounts of Man?
son Williams, u nominee of Wurd 1, and
Gas. Cooper is not objectionable, though
it ?8 apprehended by some that he is in
most too intimate) connection with some
of the present corrupt orew. But there
is nothing positive known to his detri?
ment, and he has borne a very fair name
iu the past. lu Ward 2, tho colored
nominees-Wilder and Cap. Carroll-are
good men, and are so considered by
their white fellow-citizens, from whoso
stand point wo assume to be now speak?
ing. These two conld not be bettered,
in our judgment. We cannot say the
same of tho nominees of Ward 3. S. B.
Thompson might be the least objection?
able of the three, but he is a member of
the present corrupt Board of Alder?
men, and must share their infamy, for
he has never lifted his voice fox the peo?
ple in opposition to their ruinous and
dishonest schemes. He favored, too, if
wo are not mistaken, tho city bond bill,
and is a member of the General Assem?
bly, the most shamelessly oorrupt the
world has ever seen, and whioh has
loaded oar State with a burden of debt
that is appalling. In Ward 4, with tho
exception, perhaps, of Howard Mitchell,
the nominations aro no improvement on
our present rulers. In the white mon,
there has been a change, but wo fail to
see that it is for tho better. What im?
provement is Carpenter on Dauny?
They are birds of a feather, only Car?
penter "is more BO." He has baon tho
ready tool and unscrupulous supporte?
of tho Legislature and the financial riug,
which has stolen millions from the State.
But that which is snffloieut of itself to
forever damn his claims to be an Alder?
man of the city is, that he has been and
is still, through his journal, the steady,
unswerving and zealous advocate of un
increase of taxation-tho very thing
I which all honest mon wish to prevent.
Neither is H?ge, by any manner of
means, an improvement on R. M. Wal?
lace. Ho is a Simon-pure carpet-bag?
ger, a political adventurer, without numo
or fortune, hud an ally and bosom fiicnd
of tho present unprincipled State ofli
oiais. As for Griffin, we could put old
Mooney up beside him, and he (Mooney)
would not suffer by tho comparison.
Thoko white men will, doubtless, influ
enco and control tho Council, if they are
all elected. This should be prevented,
and steps taken ut once tending to that
end. As will be seeu elsewhere in our
coln mus, there will bea meeting of the
oitizi us of Ward 3, irrespective of party
or cohn-, Thursday night, to consult
about and nominate proper men for
Wurd 3. Wo trust every good mau will
feel it bis duty to attend, and loud hit;
presence, at least, to aid tho good woik
SmrriNG CRIMINALS TO AMERICA.-It
is said that a number of Euglish con?
victs were reooully sent to New York by
tho prison authorities of Manchester,
England. ThoGraud Duchy of Meck?
lenburg-Schwerin also claims the righi
to dispose of itsoouvicts in this maimer.
Ono of tho Mecklenburg journals as?
serts this rigiit in offensive terms. The
Federal Government should apply
efficient means to put a stop to sud
grievances. We havo criminals euougli
of native growth, without being math
thu llotany Bay of tho whole world.
Cosr OF TUE Ku KLUX ACT. --It ap?
pears that tho largo expenditures ol
money uudor tho Ku Klux Act-twe
millions appropriated for that purpose
havo nob proved ?.nfiiciont, and th<
Houso, on Thursday, provided for au
other million. Federal officials and wit
nesses in such cases ure costly. It is it
I good way of spending mouoy and re?
warding partisans nt tho South. As a
campaign fund fe. tho next Presidential
contest, it will, no doubt, provo a profit
The Now Orleans Picayune Mya: Tin
ramie plant continues lo enlist consider
able interest ip many parts of tho South
lt is now generally conceded that it wil
be a profitable crop, moro profitable that
sugar, colton, rico or tobucco, wheuovut
a machino is invented which will bo tt
tho ramie fibro whut Whitney's saw gil
was originally to the oottou fibre. A ma
chiuo is all that is necossary to make ii
in a few years ouo of tho most valuubh
crops in tho South.
Capt. Braine, tho last Con federate pri?
soner, rebuked tho people of Nashville
because there weren't enough of them ul
his lecture to pay expenses, while r
female Northern gorilla drew &8U0 on tht
Harry Watkins will lake possession ol
tho Derby Mansion, at Aiken, South Ca?
rolina, on tho 1st of May.
TUESDAY, MABOH 12,1872.
The Senate, on Monday night, was oo
on pied anti 1 ofter 12, in the transaction
of the following:
The consideration of a bill to provide
for a general license law was resnmed,
and with amendments, was passed to a
The Senate concurred In the resolution
relative to the rotaiaing of United States
troops in the State.
The bill, with Homo amendments* in?
serting other names us corporators in the
bill to incorporate the Union SavingB
Bank of Columbia, wu? committed to
tho Incorporations Committee.
A bill relative to the Financial Agent
of Ibo State, iu the city of Now York,
was then taken up, amended so ns to ap?
point tho Carolina National Bank to sot
tie, and passed to a third reading.
A motion wna made to reconsider the
volo whereby tho validating bill was
mado tho special order for Wednesday,
which was curried by a vote of 17 to ll.
The bill was orderod to be engrossed for
a third reading.
The Senate then, at 12.30, adjourned.
To-day the Senate assembled at 12 M.,
President Ransier in the Chair.
A committee was appointed to iuquirc
into and report tho cause of delay in
presentation to his Excellency tho Go?
vernor of an Act to abolish thc office of
State Auditor, and confer his duties
upon thc Comptroller-General.
Thc bill to charter tho Union Savings
Bank of Columbia, with House amend?
ments, was passed.
The following bills wore passed: To
incorporate tho American Union Lite?
rary Club, of Gadsduu, Bichland Couu
ty; to incorporate tho Union Baptist
Church, of Laurens County; to incorpo?
rate tho Mt. Bethel Church, of Laurens
County; to incorporate tho Darlington
Laud Joint Stock und Loan Association
of Darlington; to inenrporatu tho South
Carolina Kcal Estato Planting and Min?
ing Conipauy; to incorporate the Pros
peot Baptist Church, of Laurens Co'inty;
to incorporate the Saviugs Bank of
Aiken; to incorporate tho Gothscmone
Baptist Church, of Chester Couuiy; to
establish a company under tho name ol
the Sullivan's Island Ferry Company,
ko., and to modify tho charter of thu
Mount Pleasant Ferry Company, and foi
other purposes; to incorporate tho Farm?
ers', Laborers' and Mechanics' Laud
Company, of Orayigeburg County; tc
roduco ull Acts and parts of Acts to de
termino und perpetuate tho homusteac
iuto one Act, and to amend the same.
A bill relating to tho bonds of tin
State of Sonth Carolina was passed, one
ordered to be returned to thu House o
Representatives, with amendments.
A bill relating to the Financial Agen
of the State of South Carolina wai
passed, and ordered to the House o
itoprobeutulives, with amendments.
Messrs. B. F. Whitteuiore, John Wit
sou, G. W. Duvall, D. Biomau, W. E
Holcombe, C. W. Montgomery, E. E
Dickson, H. Cardozo, W. E. Johnstoi
nud Frank Arnim entered a protea
against the passage of a bill relating t<
thu bonds of the Stute of South Carolina
A message was received from the Go
vernor approving the following: Acts t
renew and amend the chnrter of Erskin
College, at Due West, in Abbevill
County; to change tho mimes of Tyrre
Willard and Ida Willard, and to mak
them thu logal heirs of T. J. Jones; t
incorporate tho Boll Uiver and Poi
Royal Railroad Compauy; to preven
oertuiu officers from buying, discouutin
or shaving teachers' pay certificates, i:
othor orders on school funds or juroi
certificates; lo iucorporate the Orang?
burg County Fair Association; to inco!
porate tho Traction Steam Eugine Con
puny of tho city of Charleston; for tli
protection and preservation of usefi
animals; to amend an Act entitled "A
Act to establish a uew judicial and ele
tion County, from portions of tho Com
ties of Barnwell, EJgelield, Lexingto
aud Orangeburg, to bo known as Adte
County; to renew aud amend tho chu
ter of tho Saint Audrew'a Luther?
Church of Luxiogton County; to ev
power fat hors to legitimize certain chi
dren by last will and testament; joli
resolution to uuthoiizo the payment
Commissioners and Managers of Eic
tions at special elections during tho ye
1871; Act to amend an Act entitled "A
Act providing for the assessment at
taxation of property," passed Septemb
15, lbti?, and ail Acts amendatory thor
A concurrent resolution was adopte
that ou and after the Ililli instant-, tl
(louerai Assembly take a recose, Biibje
to the eall of tho President of thu Sena
and tho Speaker of tho House of Kepi
Tho following were passed:
. Bills to incorporate thu Chariest)
Loan and Exchange Company; to iuoc
poruto tho Abbeville Agricultural Sri
ciety; to charter tho Greenwood ai
Augusta Railroad Company; to deda
public a certain road in thc County
Oiangoburg; to incorporate tho town
Towuville, County of Auderson;
amend an Act to revivo and extend t
churtor of the Relief Luau Assnciatio
of Charleston; to incorp?ralo tho Water
Presbyterian Church, of Fairfield Cnn
ty; joint resolution to authorize t
County C?inmissiouors of Abbevi
County to levy and collect an additioi
tax; bills to amend an .Act entitled "j
Act to grant, rcnow aud amend tho chi
tera of certain towns and villages thor?
mentioned;" to incorporate thu Water
Presbyterian Church; lo incorporate t
churches of Autioch, New Hope, Beti
G rovo and New Bethany; to in cor pori
thu Zion Baptist Church, of Columl)
to incorporate tho Salem Presbyter!
Church; to pr?vido for a general licet
At 2.30 P. M., thu Senate adj on rn ot
HOUSE OF BEPRES EN TATT VE*
Tho House met al 12 M., Spcul
Moses in tho Chair.
The following bills wero passed: 1
incorporate tho town of Lowudesvillc,
Abbeville County; to amend and renew
the charter of the town of Williston; to
reun?ate tko manner of drawing juries;
to amend aa Aot entitled "An Aot to ro
establish certain roads, bridges and
ferries;" to renew und , amend the char?
ter of Saint' Mary's Roman Catholic
Church, in the city of (J ha ri OH ton ; to
amend an Act entitled "An Act to renew
and amend the charters of certain towns
and villages thereiu mentioned;" to esta?
blish a causeway over Big S.tltkchatcbie
Swamp, at Walnut Poiut, connecting
the Counties of Colletou and Beaufort;
relative to tho fees of the Btu'te Lrartd
Commissioner; to incorporate the town
of Mariou, and for other purposes; to
supply the defioieucy in ?ho appropria?
tions for tho support und mai nt en.mee
of free common subnota, for thu fiecal
year eudiug October 31, 1871; to iucoi
pornte the Marion, florry and Rocking?
ham Railroad Company.
A niess-jgo was received from hi? Kl
colleney thc Governor approving the fol?
lowing Acts und joint resolution*: Au
Act to amend nu Act entitled "Au Aul
providing for general olection?, und tho
mininer of conducting tho Hame;" to in?
corp?ralo tho Charleston Loan Associa?
tion, of tho city of Charleston; to char?
ter the Big Bay and Adams' Ruu Narrow
Gauge Railroad Company; to authorize
tho formation of, und tu incorporate,
the Spartauburg und Aiken Railroad;
to establish a public ferry in Fair field
County; to incorporate the Columbia
Artificial Stone and Cement Company;
to recharter tho Mouutain Lodge, No.
15, of tho Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, of Greenville County, South
Ciro Ii na; to inoorponte tho South Ca?
rolina Agricultural College and Moeha
uios' Iustitute; joiut resolution to au?
thorize and direct the Comptroller Ge?
neral to drrw a warrant io favor of C.
Werner on the Slate Troasure.r, when
certain requirements ure fulfilled; un
Act to incorporate tho Reedy River
Baptist Church, of Greenville County;
legalizing certain marriage*, and for
other purposes therein mentioned; au?
thorizing James C. Thompson und
wife, Elizabeth Thompson, to adopt
tho child of Mary Couch, give it the
nama of James Lawrence Orr Thomp?
son, and make it his lawful heir; to in?
corporate the Rivers G URI els, of Ham?
burg. South Carolina; to re open a
public highway in Rtuhlaud County; to
incorporate tho Lancaster Ri Jemen; to
incorporate tho Beaufort Horse. Rail?
road Company, in tho towu anil Coun?
ty <if Beaufort; to ameud au Act onti
tled "Au Act to secure advances for
agricnltiiinl purposes;" to incorporate
Ihe Goweusville Lodge No. 1U7, Au
oient Free Masons, of South Carolina;
to ameud an Act entitled "Au Act to
iucorporatc tho Waccaiuaw aud Little
Uiver Canal Company;" to amend an
Act entitled "Aa Act to renew aud
amend the charter of the towu of
Mount Pleasant;" to aller aud ameud
the charter of the town of Pendleton;
joint resolution to provide for tho pay
tueut of thu per diem nod mileagu of
tho members of tho Geueral Assembly
aud tho subordinate officers.
A resolution (by Mr. .Torvoy) to au?
thorize tho Sergeant at-Arms of the
IIou.se to take chargB of tho furniture
and other property belonging to tho
Rouse, aud pack away tho .sumo for pro?
tection, was adopted.
A bill to charter tho Laurens and
Nashville Railroad Company was, with
tho amendment*, repotted upon by u
cotnmittuo of conference, of both House*,
read tho sccoud time, and ordered to be
? t >
STEPHENS ON DAVIS.-Mr. Alexander
H. Stephens, in the Atlanta (Georgia)
"Whether tho Laborers' Convention
in Ohio have indicated a proper man lc
ho the standard*bearer of tho combined
hosts iu thia great conflict, wo ure not
prepared to say. Wo do not knovi
enough of Judge Davis; but we aro gru
titled iu heiug able to any that what wt
do know of bim hus nothing about ii
unfavorable to that position. It is true
lui sustained the war for the maiuteuanci
of the Union under tho Constitutor
with ali his zeal and ability; but if w<
understand his position since that wai
was over, ho has boon equally zealous ii
his opposition Un the now war since thei
inaugurated by tho present Radical Ad
ministration agaiust ten States of tin
Union, and still waged by them agailis
the Constitution itself. This is now tin
living issue; and wo hail ns brothers ul
who aro sound and true to liberty oi
that, without regard lo former nu teco
dents or party names. On this subject
however, of standa.'d-bcarers or candi
dates, we repeat, what wo have often sa d
Wo shun bo einteilt with any niau o
men who in or aro at this timo on th
Democratic side in the great issuo no\
before tho country, of eoiistitntioualisu
A PAINTER'S MISTAKE.-A good stor
is told of how a rising artist lately lo?
his reputation through a lobster. II
painted the sea-side, ?iud placed on th
beach v.iriocs comuiou objects of th
pea-sido-shells, urchins, crabs and
lobster. But alas, ho painted tho Jobste
large, ostentations, and-red. Wilpri
upon it wan suggested hy his critics tha
it was necessary lo paint near by th
geyser which alone could havo boiled it
Tho poor fellow has uevor reoovered.
How TO MAKE 'EM STICK.-Many pc:
sons who wear reuding-glusses aro sorel,
annoyed at tho difficulty of kcepib
thom in their proper position ou th
i nono. To all such it will bo interest i ii,
lo learn that a yoting optician of Nei
York has devised a very ingenious expo
dient hy which that end eui bo ace.om
plinked. It consists simply in robbin
j tho bridge of tho nose with beeswax.
Barwell Brown, a nativo of Wak
County, North Carolina, died a skol
timo einen at thc advanced ago of lt)
year-:, lt i.-t not yet Uti o wu whether li
was ono of George Washington's watter
MRS. RADCLIFFE ("KATE DOUGHTY")
IN THE TICHBORNE TRIAL.-OD tho 22d
ultimo, during the Tiohborne trial, the
Attorney-General said he would proceed
to repel tho aspersions which bad boen
custon "that pore and pious woman,"
Mrs. Radcliffe, ?Gunin to Roger Charles
Tiohborne, by the claimant, in his exa?
mination. Mrs. Radcliffe (KateDoughty)
wu? thou placed in the witness box. The
London Daily News gives the following
summary of her testimony:
"She denied, in the most solemn , and
emphatic manner, that there was the
slightest truth in the accusation which
tho claimant bad leveled against her.
Roger Tichborne always conducted him?
self towards ber with tho greatest pro?
priety, und nothing ever passed between
them which she wished to keep from the
knowledge of her mother The inci?
dents connected with Roger Tichborue's
curly attachment to her wcro related
amid tho deepest nttontion of thecrowd
od court. She tduted that when they
parted they hoped to induce Sir Edward
Doughty to withdraw his prohibition,
and to marry later. Within an honr or
two of his leaving her forever, he gave
her tho following paper: 'Tichborne
Park.-I make ou thia day a promise
that if I marry my cousin, Kate Doughty,
this year, or before three years are over
at tho latest, to build a ohuroh or chapel
at Tichborne to tho Holy Virgin, in
thanksgiving to her for the protection
she lias given us in praying Ged that
our wishes may bo fulfilled.' The claim?
ant's assertion that ho had ridden ont
frequently with her was quite untrue.
lu crosj examination by Sergeant Bal?
lan ti ne, Mrs. Radoliffj said that at tho
interview which she hud with tho claim?
ant, she wan certain that he could not
bo Roger Tichborne."
PARTIAL CONFIRMATION OF THE KILL .
INO OF Poss STRONG.-From parties from
llobcAon County, who arrived iu this
city yesterday, and also from informa?
tion conveyed in a private lettor to al
gentleman of this place, we have a par?
tial confirmation of thu killing of the
notorious oitlaw, Boss Strong. Mo
Quoen, aftor shooting the outlaw, is
said to havo remained iu the vicinity of
the houBo about un hour, with the hope
of gettiug an opportunity <?f killiug
Andrew Strong, but without success.
He tinnily started for Shoe Heel for ro
inforcemeuts, arriving there about 1
o'clock Saturday morning. He got a
crowd together, but on account of some
unavoidable delays, they were unable to
roach Strong's house until 10 o'olock
that morning. Upon entering the house
they found Andrew Strong's wife and
another woman present, but the body of
tho outlaw had disappeared. Tho wo?
men, however, were engaged in remov?
ing tho stains of blood from the floor,
and, in reply to inquiries, trnid: "Wo
had a dead man here last night, but the
rest (meaning tho other members of the
gnng) have just left with him." Of
course, under the circumstances, there
was no possibility of recovering the
body, and tho party returned to Shoe
Heel. Among those with whom we
havo conversed on tho subject there
seems to bo a unanimity of opinion in
rofereuco to the alleged killing, thora
being but little, if any, doubt expressed
that, although tho body may not be re- j
covered, the soul of the noted desperado
and outlaw has beon sent to its last ac- |
count. Wo hopo to receive still moro
delinito intelligence to-day.
[ Wilmington Slur.
Gov, PALMER AND THE LIBERAL RE
PUBLICANS.-Tho telcgruph reported u
few days ngn, ou the questionable au?
thority of the St. Luuii Democrat, that
Gov. Palmer, of Illinois, was opposed
to the Western liberal Ropublicau move?
ment. The Springfield correspondent
of tho Chicago Times telegraphs that
this story is "all boah," and adds:
"Tho movement is in the hands of
the shrewdest men of the Republican
party; tho very mou, in fact, who made
that parly, and they tire too shrewd to
havtf their plans interfered with by any
prematuro developments. Not a day
passes in which arrivals of tho inuguutes
of tho party in this State aro uot noted,
but thu special and regular correspond?
ents aro alt obliged to udinit that no re?
liable information is to bo obtained.
: Tho law-makers, returning after the re?
cess, bring with them encouraging re?
ports of tho progress of the liberal
movement. Tho various labor associa?
tions throughout tho State are filling up
their ranks, aud prcpariug for thc con?
flict nuder tho leadership of David Da
Morn: MISSING RECORDS -lu a con
j tested election case in Philadelphia, on
I tho Hth inst., the returns from a certain
! district were wanted, when, upon appli?
cation at the prothouotary's ofiico, tho
papors "turned up missing." Upon au
investigation ex-Prothouotary Douegau
made tho surprising statement that he
had sold tho papers nloug with a large
quantity of other records because there
wau not room iu his ofiico to store thom.
Ho was held in tho sum of $10,000 to
auswer tho nhargo of misdemeanor.
A CURIOUS ARTICLE OF TRADE.-There
M actually a considerable commerce in
toads between Franco aud Euglaud. A
toad of good size and in good condition
will fetch n shilling (twenty-five cent?)
iu the Loudon market, and a dozen of
extra quality aro worth Xl, ($5.) You
may soe these importod toads in all tho
market gardens where tho soil is moist,
and the owners of these gardens eveu
prepare shelter for thora. They pHy
their way by catching insects.
( Springfield Hep uhlican.
Tho guillotino nud Ibo axe, it seems,
oro appendages of j usti?n in Germany,
as well as elsewhere. Last year nine?
teen executions took place in that coun?
try, of whom four were women. Eleven
of tho number were beheaded with tho
axe, two were guillotined und six were
, "Qouuiuo Durham"-"Indian Girl."
REPUBLICAN WARD NOMINATIONS FOR
AI??>ERMER.^WABT> No. 1-B. F> Griffin,
Manson Williams, Augustus Cooper.
WABD No. 2-S. L. H?ge, qharloa M.
Wilder, C. J. Carroll.
WARD NO. 8--S. B. Thompson,
Richard Yonng, W. A. Carr.
WAKD NO. 4--L. O. Carpenter, 0. D.
Lowndes, Howell Mitchell.
Ooo whito and two colored in each
MAIL, ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A.M. Charleston duyjnuil opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; closes COO
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opons?.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday offico open from 3 to 4 P. M.
Crrr MATTERS.-Tho price of single
copies of the PUIEMX is ? ve cents.
Messrs. D. O. Peixotto Sc Son have on
exhibition a lot of ?oe ohromos and oil
paintings, which are to be disposed of at
auction on Thursday. Persons desirous
of graoing their walls should inspeot
Governor Scott has appointed A. L.
Grist us a Notary Public for Chick
Springs, Greenville County.
R. C. Hhiver oame within a few Votes
of being elected a nominee as Alderman
of Ward 4, at tho meeting of the Repub?
lican Club, Monday night. A better ox
more acceptable mau could not be put
in the Council.
Wo aro requested to give notice that
there will bo a meeting of the citizens of
Ward 3, at the Hibernian Hall, to-mor?
row evening, at 8 o'olock, to make nomi?
nations for Aldermen, without distinc?
tion of race or politics.
PHCENIXIANA.-A poor place for a hun?
gry pig-The trough of theses.
How to overcome your sorrows
Strike one of your own sighs.
Why should potatoes grow better than
any other vegetable? Because they have
got eyes to see what they are doing.
Bankers ought to prosper. They al?
ways take so much interest in their busi?
ness, you know.
If your neighbor's hens are trouble?
some and steal across the way, don't let
your angry passions rise; fix a placo for
'em to loy.
When young clerks hare their wages
discounted for getting on a spree, they
nhould put it down as "ten per cent.
So Winter sits in the lap of Spring,
doeB he? Well, if Spring don't get ber
lop in aa extremely congealed and un?
comfortable state, we're mistaken.
Before Paris became mistress of modes,
Milan prescribed the model for bonnets;
hence the name milliner, for tho fabrica?
tion of the crowning glory of well
TUE OATES TROUPE.-Speaking of tho
performance of this company, the
Charleston News says:
"The Oates Comio Opera Company,
with their charming little leader, once
more made their appearance at tho
Academy of Music lust evening, and
wero greeted with a large and, to use a
mild phrase, nu enthusiastic house.
Planohe's operatic burlesque 'Fortuuio'
was chosen for the inaugural pieoe, and
it was placed upon tho 6tsge with a gor?
geousness of costume, picturesqueness
of iicciiery, and a buoyancy aud life
which made it irresistible. The old
fairy tale, with all its iraprobabilitiep,
hideous monsters and elfin priuces, is
made to rhyme, and every couplet is
parked with outrageous puns and local
hits. It is also adorned with musio of
every description. It opens with the
march from Norma as a chorus and
Luoretia Borgia, the Grand Duchess and
other works are all blackmailed to
furnish airs for tho extravacant words
suitable to the character of tho piece.
Mrs. Oates, ns Fortunio, fully sustained
her reputation as tho queen of bur?
lesque. In the various phases of her
costume and character BIIC always seemed
lo improve, and her graceful aud
spirited acting, her clear aud woll trained
voico aud ringing accents took tho house
by storm. Her laugh was contagious,
and the serio-comic air of earnestness
with which her wholo acting was im?
bued, seemed to distinguish her as the
incarnation of burlesque. Mrs. Oates
was capitally supported by tho rest of
tho troupe. Mr. Drew, as tho Fairy
Prince, won much admiration by his
handsome person and Ono baritone, And
Mr. Allen, as the frail and gentle
princess, evoked alternate laughter and
genuine applause) by his persouation of
tho strong-miuded fem alo aud his
splendid singing. The others were well
up to tho mark, and tho dashing bur?
lesque was giveu in ovcry detail with an
animation which mule it surpass even
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acta of tho General Assembly.
Dr. Heinitsh-Garden Seeds.
Convocation Columbia Chapter.
Wm. Glaze-Military Goods.
Indian Girl Cigar Store.
R. Franklin-To Capitalists.
Tho road from Omaha to San Fraucis?
co is tho Pacific, but tho snow-bound
passengers oro not.
Scupper nong-"Indian Girl."