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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Friday Morning, JIaroh 15.1872._
Tb* Woman Suit;?go Qnoitlon In the
A most ridiculous debate took placo in
the House, Wednesday night, on the
.question of woman suffrage. A joint re?
solution to submit an amendment to the
Constitution, conferring electoral privi?
leges on women, to the people, at the
next general election, was recommended
by the joint committee to whom the
petition of some women's rights femalos
had been referred, and the question
arose-'?What will we do with it?" The
gallant Byas, who didn't cane the re?
porter of the News, had been one of the
'committee, and delivered one of bis
forcible and learned arguments in favor
of granting suffrage to the dear ladies,
-but hoped that the matter would be
postponed till the next session of the
Jamison, a little, squatty member from
Orangeburg, of very inky visage, took
?np the cudgel against hit} distinguished
'colleague, Byas. According to his phi?
losophical and comprehensive view of
the question, woman suffrage was a thing
not to be thought of. He spoke, he
.said, as a married man, of thirteen years'
.experience, and it was his opinion that
if any more rights wore conferred on
women than they now enjoy, it was all
np with the men. He thought it a
woman's place to stay at homo, attend
;the house, cook the meals and patch the
?old man's breeobes, Seo., and felt assured
that all married men would agree with
.bim. It was only the young springald
that was aiming at making fair weather
'with his dulcinea, by preaohing np the
rights of the sex, said he, that would
epeak in favor of the movement; but he
opined that they would all live to chango
their views, if ever they married, and
profited by his lengthy experience of
-thirteen years' with a wife.
Hurley, in his facetious style, com?
menced to reply to Jamison, stating
that, in his opinion, any woman who
had been subjeoted to the misery of liv?
ing thirteen years with the member from
Orangeburg, not only deserved the right
ef suffrage, but any and nil other fran?
chises, privileges or favor? which a legis?
lative assembly might confer upon her.
Jamison sprang from his seat and took
indignant exceptions to Hurley's use of
tho word woman. A most ludiorous and
turbulent scene ensued, the Speaker
striving to preserve order, aud Jamison
vociferating that he understood the
English language, and knew what he
was talking about. As soon as quiet
was somewhat restored, Hurley stated
?that, in his judgment, there was no bet?
ter word in the language, nor a more
oharming specimen of God's handiwork,
-than woman ; that he had used the word
in no offensive souse; but, inasmuch as
it was objectionable to the member from
Orangeburg, he would take it back, and
say that any man who had lived thirteen
years with that momber was entitled, ?fcc.
This pacified the riled husband from
Oraugeburg and restored harmony, and
the whole matter was finally luid upon
Whittemoro is the champion of woman
suffrage in the Legislature, and wo hear
that even Mr. Chamberlain sustains it,
and has expressed it as his legal judg?
ment, that under the terms of the late
amendments to the Constitution, womon
are entitled to the franchise. If he says
so, he doubtless has some reasons for it;
but hew a sensible man can discover
-anything but a mass of absurdity in
Mrs. WoodhuH-Claflin's exposition of
that part of the Constitution, is more
than wo can Bee. Aa to the expediency
of woman suffrage, there must be gravo
doubts, even though they do eudure
wrongs whioh it is maintained that suf?
frage will curs. The objeot of all politi?
cal privileges is to secure the benefits of
good and free government. Universal
male suffrage has not yet sucooeded in
bettering our condition in that respeot,
and until that point be determined, it
would not bo advisable to extend tho
privilege. At least, it will ho time
enough to coubidor the matter when the
good women of tho country ask it.
I-, ? ? ?
The word has been passed along the
Administration lines, says the Washing?
ton Patriot, that Congressional investi?
gation must be summarily stopped. The
leaders prefer, as a choice of alterna?
tives, to accept the consequences of .sup?
pression rather than to incur the risk of
more damaging exposures. They know
the interior rottenness of tho whole con?
cern, and if the probe should be onco
-deeply inserted, what a mass of corrup?
tion would be revealed. Tho effect pro?
duced by the developments ul New York,
-brought to light in spite of tho obstacles
interposed by a packed committee, has
alavmed tho President's friends, and
precipitated the decision to shut down
the gates upon all furthor inquiry.
The motnbora and attaches ot tho Gene?
ral Assembly have not been paid their
per diem and mileage. The holders oi
pay certificates, devoid of other means
of raising the wind, bad either to go
homo without funds, leaving their board
and other bills here io town unpaid, or
else to disoonnt their certificates to the
brokers or kuowing ones of the ring for
about half of their value. This is no
hardship to a large number of members,
who havo increased tho umount they
would receive legally for their per diem
and mileage, by the lucrative salo of
their votes und influence daring the SOG
sion; but to all honest members and to
the innocent pages, clerks, .tc, many of
whom are wholly without means, this
failure to pay them their honest earnings
is a deep injury, and will cause muoh
suffering. If the State was benefited by
such a course, there might bo some little
ezouBe for it, but even then it would be
dishonorable. But who is it that profit
by it? The brokers make a little. It ie
legitimate business for them; but the
bnlk of tho profits go to tho financial
ring. Tho State has finally to pay the
last dollar, and "tho ring" make from
Lwonty-fivo to forty per cent, on the
trauBaotion. This will give them from
$150,000 to ?210,000, in the one little
matter of tho pay certificates.
Tho samo little gamo has been played,
we boliove, at overy session of thc
General Assembly Bince 1868. We know
it was last winter. There were soma in?
dignant speeches on the subject in thc
House just before the fiual adjournment,
A committee had been appointed to wail
upon Parker and ascertain why he didn'l
cash tho certifioatos. Tho reply wai
that there was no money in tho Treasury
and a proffer from the Treasurer to gi vt
the members orders apon the Treasurer!
of their respectivo Counties. This pro
position it was declared amounted tc
nothing, for the County Treasurer!
could not lawfully pay out money on tin
order of the State Treasurer, aud wouh
not do it. Jones, of Georgetown, mad?
a must vehement aud bitter speed
aguiuat tho officials in the Treasury Dc
purtmont, attributing to them the fuilnr
to pay. Whipper took auother view o
the matter, and oharged that it wa
through tho venality of tho Goorgetowi
member and others of his stripe that th
Treasury had beeu exhausted. Accord
ing to this latter member's theory, th
public funds had buen exhausted in buy
ing up members in order to secure coi
SUMMER'S CHARGE ESTABLISHED.-Th
Senate committee to investigate the sal
of arms to the French has already elicit
ed enough, and from Government ol
ficerti, to establish the main charg
alleged i ti the resolution of Senate
Sumner. It seems that General Dyet
Chief of Ordnance, returning from th
West, after a brief absence, found hin
self besieged by would-be purchasers fe
delivered arms; that he sold $1,231,TC
worth within forty-eight hours; that
part of those arms wore delivered, if nc
sold, to tho French agent after ho hu
boen discovered as suoh; that tho who]
question of a construction of intern;
tionnl law was left to u subordinate (
the Wur Department; and that tl
Ordnance Bureau was so anxious to se
our military stores that tho reserve suj
plies of the country were reduced bevon
precedent. In view of tho magnitude <
tho transaction, roaching fur beyond nu
ordinary demand for commerce, Gener
Dyer must have known all along that tl
purchasers wcro representing somo gi
vernmcut, then at war, and not mei
private individuals. That such was tl
fact, no sano man can doubt, and it
the basest hypocrisy to deny it.
THAT DUEL.-At laut accounts thci
had been no hostile meeting betwec
the two gentlemen from Charleston, wt
were reported to have como to Georg
for the purpose of fighting a duel. Tl
two alleged principals, Mr. W. L. Trei
holm and Maj. Ed. Willis, with the
respective friends, after returning fro
Savannah, remained here from Month,
evening until yesterday afternoon,
was saitl yesterday that an effort wi
mada on Tuesday night to settle tl
difficulty, but without BUOC08B. The di
fioulty is reported to have originate
from a remark alleged to havo been mac
by Maj. Willis about Mr. Treuholm.
[Augusta Chronicle and ?Sentinel, l?Jh.
The troop of cavalry at this plat
movod ont, on Tuesday night, about J
o'clock, on the Pincknoy Hoad, towal
Broad River. Thoy have not retorne
at the time of going to press. We leai
I that during the night they made prism
ors of Mr. T. M. Sanders, Mr. Jam?
Darby and Mr. Thomas A. Andersoi
and curried them along on the expod
tion. We are not informed of tl
charges against- these geutlomen.
John Gerringer, n citizen of Alamant
Connty, North Carolina, was run ovi
and killed by a train on tho North Oar
lina Railroad, naur Company Shops, c
Thursday evening lust. When last sec
alive, ho was near the scene of tho aoo
dent in u stuto of intoxication.
I'll? Last of the Legislator?.
Butti Houses were oooapied until s
late hour Wednesday night, but no im?
portant business was trarjsaoted beyond
the ratification of the following Acta:
Regulating the fees of the Land Com?
missioner; to incorporate the Abbeville
Agricultural Society; to incorporate the
Sullivan's Island Ferry; to incorporate
the American Union Literary Club, of
Gadsden ; to amend the oharter of cer
I tain towns and villages; to oharter the
I Wateree Presbyterian Church; to incor?
porate the Smith Carolina Reul Estate,
Planting, Mining and Manufacturing
I Company; tu charter certain churches
in Laurena County; to incorporate aud
charter the town, of Towuville, in Au
J dorsou County; to incorporate the Zion
Baptist Church, of Columbia; to grunt
n certain lot of land, in Lancaster Coun?
ty, to the widow and heirs of Isaac
Cowies; to incorporate thu Prospect
Baptist Church, of Laurens County; to
regulate the manner of drawing juries;
to iuoorporate tho Citizens' Building
and Loan Association, of Charleston; to
I renew the oharter of the Roman Catholic
Church, of St. Mary's, Charleston; re?
newing aud amending the charter of
Lowndesville, in the County of Abbe?
ville; to create a causeway over the Big
Snl kohat chin swamp; to incorporate the
I Charleston Land and Joint Stock Com?
pany; to provide for a general license
law; to exempt the employees of tho
State Penitentiary and Lunatic Asy?
lum, &o., from military duty; relating
to the bonds of the Stute; to empower
certain persons to build a wharf on Wad
I malaw Island; to ino rporate the Relief
Loan Association, of Charleston; to
oharter the Aiken Savings Bank; to in?
corporate the Charleston Loan and Ex?
change Company; to incorporate the
Grand Division of Sous of Temp?rance;
to reduce tho Acts relating to homestead
into ono Act ; to incorporate the Salem
Presbyterian Church; to renew and
amend tho charters of certain towns and
villages; for tho protection of buoys and
beacons; to ratso supplies for tho fiscal
yaar, commeuciug November 1, 1871; to
supply the deficiency lu tho appropri?
ation for tho support of tho freu com?
mon schools for the year 1871; to charter
tho village of Lisbon; relative to the
Financial Agent; to incorporate the
Union Baptist Church, of Laurens
County; to amend tho charter of the
town of Greenwood; to incorporate the
Mount Bethel Baptist Church, of Lau?
rens County; to charter the Farmers',
Laborers' aud Mechanics'Association, ol
Orangcburg County; to repeal tho char
ter of the town of Laureusville; to iu
corporate tho Sumter Laud uud Joiut
Stock Loan Association; to charter ala
rion Lodge, No. 2, I. O. ?. F.; to in
corporate the village of Ninety-Six; to
declare public a certain road in Crange
burg County; to incorporate tho Gethso
muue Baptist Church, of Chester Coun
ty; to incorporate tho Darlington Lane
Joint Stock and Loan Association; tr
charter the Laurens and Asheville Rail
rond Company; joint resolution author?
izing tho County Commissioners of Abbe
ville County to levy and collect a tax o
two mills on the dollar; joiut resolutiot
to amend the Constitution of the State
lu thc House, a report was submittct
on tho memorial of the National Wo
man's Suffrage Association. The repor
was debated by Messrs. Byas, Jainism
aud Purley, after which the whole mat
ter was post puned until the next Gcueru
The special committee appointed ti
wait upon the Stato Treasurer, report?e
that tho only arrangements to pay th
members was by tho Stute Treasure
giving them orders on tho County Tren
surers, us there was no money m th
I Treasury at prosout, and none could b
borrowed under any circumstance*
After which thu report was received a
Mr. Dennis introduced a r?solu tie
that tho chandelier taken (rom the hu
bo replaced by tho Sergouut-at-Arnu
Mr. Donuis stated that the object fe
which the chandelier was removed ha
not been nttaiued. Adopted.
Mr. Whipper offered a resolution, prt
facing thu sumo with a few remarks euk
gistio of tho Spoakor. Adopted.
A message was received from tho Gt
vernor stating that ho had signed the fo
lowing Aots: To regulate the pay of th
members of tho General Assetnblj
amending the Act relating to tho cot
j st rnclion and repair of public high way i
to license pharmaceutists, druggists, &o
establishing a sohool in the Stute Peu:
tentiary; to charter tho S partan burg an
Port Royal Railroad Company; to at
thorize tho Mayor and Aldermen of th
city of Columbia to issue addition)
bonds; to incorporate the" Merchant
Building aud Loan Association of Aikoi
to incorporate the Edisto aud Caw Ca'
Canal Company ; for tho relief of widov,
and orphaus of persons killed for the
political opinions; to iucorporalo til
Lincoln Light Infantry; to rounw tl
I oharter of the Congregation of Dorekt
Emeth; or. Path of Truth, of tho cit
of Columbia; to repos' thu charter <
tho town of Latirousville; joint rosoli
tion giving titles to a oertaiu lot of lau
to thu widow and heirs of Isaac Cowle
of Lancaster; Act to inuorporate tl;
Marion Lodge No. 2, L O. O. F. ; to ii
corporate tho Salem Presbytcris
Church; relating to the bonds of tl
The Houso adjourned sine die.
Three scamps have just boon sci
tenood at Lyons to undergo variot
terms of imprisonment for having mac
a business of robbing graves for tl
purposo of supplying tho chignon ma
kots of the world. They drove a thri'
ing business until the discovery of the
horrible desecrations was made.
Tho United States Treasurer decid?
that packages of mutilated currone;
transmitted to tho Treasurer of tl
United States by mail, are, under tl
present law, subject to the usual registi
fee, whether remitted by postmasters (
MAIL ARBAMORUKNTS.-Tb? Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston dey mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 0.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville, mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday o [lice open from 3 to 4 P. M.
Orrr MATTERS.-The price of single
copie? of the PHORNIX is 0 ve cents.
Six million dollars of thu sterling loan
bouds of the State of South Carolina
were cancelled yesterday, iu the presence
of a joint committee of the Legislature
nod u number of our citizens.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
tho Spartauburg aud Union Railroad
Company, held at their office, at Colum?
bia. S. C., March 12. 1872, tho following
directors were elected: H. G. Worthing?
ton, N. G. Parker, Hardy Solomon, J. J.
Patterson, C. D. Melton, F. S. Jacobs,
Thomas Steers. The directors organ?
ized by electing John J. Patterson Pre?
sident, und F. S. Jacobs Secretary and
We return our thanks io the managers
of the Purim Ball for cards of invita?
tion. The ball comes off on the 25th
Io executive sessiou, Mr. J. P. Watts
was confirmed ns Trial Justice of Lau?
Gov. Scott hus mudo tho following ap
poiutmunts: Philip G. Palmer, of Suint
Stephen's Parish, Charleston County, H
Notary Public; John E. Clyde, a Trial
Justice for Charleston County, rice Geo.
Loo, resigued; S. E. Laue, a Trial Jus?
tice for Chesterfield County, vice H. J.
Fox, resigued; Robert Ashern, M. P.,
Health Officer for St. Helena Sound;
David G. GordoD, a Commissioner of
Deeds for South Carolina, residing iu
Hartford, Connecticut; W. H. Gray,
Notary Public for Charleston County.
Dr. Wheeler's building, on the South?
east corner of Main and Plain streets, in
goiug up rapidly. The main building is
designed for a hotel. There will bo
seven commodious shires, with iron
fronts, on the grouud floor-four on
Main and three on Plain. Dr. Wueeler
is au example of tho bona fide Northern
Bottler, as opposed to tho carpet-bagger.
Wo heartily welcome nil such in our
midst, whatever their political opinions
We have beet) requested to state that a
prayer meeting is held every Friday
evening, in tho rooms of tho Young
Men's Christiau Assooiation, in this city,
commencing at 7j/> o'clock, and continu?
ing ono hour. A cordial invitation is
extended to all who may wish to attend.
Tho Union Savings Bank, of which
Messrs. J. P. Southern, John Caldwell
and other Columbians are corporators,
will soon be in operation. It is on a
now plan, and ono which, we believe,
will provo exceedingly popular-the
building and loan.
It is humiliating to havo to record
that tho demi-train, a skirt just long
euough to sweep the filth of the street,
and conveniently befoul itself over mud?
dy crossings, is steadily gaiuing ground,
in spite of all that has boen said and
written against it.
Mr. Beecher "don't think money ie
tho root of all evil," nor does any one
cLe think so, as for tho matter of that.
It is the "love" of tho article that causes
Tho Central National and Citizens
Savings Baaks aie the purchasers of thc
largo and valuable vacant lot, on thc
corner of Plain and Main streets. It ii
purposed at an early day to commence
the erection of a magnificent bank build
ing there, and to fit up tho offices aftei
tho most opproved modern style. Wc
are glad to note this indication of thc
growth and prosperity of these twe
moneyed institutions, which aro bott
presided over by that active, enterpris?
ing, safe aud successful business mau,
Col. J. B. Palmor.
The vacant lot ou Main street, neat
tho oorner of Lady, was sold this week,
by Messrs. Seibels & Ezell, at a fail
price. Real estate is appreciating ra
pidly in our city, which is a most encou?
raging bnsiuess sign. M. H. Berry,
Esq., expects to erect a fit rn i turo ware
house, ou tho East sido of Main street,
between Dr. Wheeler and Maj. Meighen,
A Georgia paper say?: "Ex-Governot
Bonham, of South Carolina, ia making
preparations to leave his native State
and move to Atlanta."
N. A. Stedman, Jr., has dissolved hil
ooniieo ti o n with the Marion (S. C.) Star,
Mr. W. J. MoKorall is now the sole pro?
prietor of the Star.
Considerable excitement was oreatec
last evening by an akrm of fire. Thc
engines responded promptly to thc
alarm, but their services wero, fortu<
nately, not required.
In the race yesterday, Mr. Frauklin'i
Buckshot defeated Mr. Burch's Wibi
Arab. Thoro were several scrub races.
Pr.cENixtA.NA -Irredeemable bonds
AD editor say?: "We are living at this
moment under absolute despotiem."
We suspect be married the wrong wo?
Incredible os it may seem, many of
the richest plantera in Jamaica livo ou
Wbo was the straightest man men?
tioned in tho Bible? Joseph, because
Pbarouh made a ruler of him.
Queen Elizabeth always displayed her
worst temper in ber best clothes. She
was dreadfully ruffled, then.
Oue of our exchanges talks about a
new color, "burnt love-letter tint."
That will do.
\ How many mon there are who think
they ure making themselves exceedingly
popular when they are only making
A young geutleman of Nashville, who
attempted au elopemeut the other day,
retired from the premises with a wet
coat and u dog at his heels.
Many persons have quickness to dis?
cover their faults who have not energy
enough eradicato them.
What is the difference between a girl
and a night cap? Oue is born to wed,
tho other is worn to bed.
Philologists think it necessary to in?
vent a uow word for cable despatch, and
haligram and thalossogram have been
suggested. As telegraph comes from
tho Greek words tale and grapho-to
write from a distance-it seems the old
term will better apply lo despatches
from a distance than the home ones.
Good words are like dew-drops-They
full silently, but who can tell their effect?
Fluttery is liko the usurer, who makes
small loans on short time, and demands
Tho Charleston Courier thus speaks of
tho Oates Troupe. "The Daughter ut
the Regiment" is to bo played hero ou
"Mrs Oates, as 'Josephine,' in the
'Daughter of tho llegimeut,' added new
leaflets to her already rich and clustering
chaplet. We have seldom seeu her
happier iu her personations. Iudeed,
there is iu 'Josephine' au adaptation,
which seems especially suited to ovoku
all thu (strikingly brilliant aud distin?
guishing traits so iuuuto io this charm?
ing favorite. The natural effervescence
of spirit, tho genuine expression of do
voted attachment to tho friends of camp
and field life, and the rollicking buoy
aucy of unconventional, honest manner
nod bearing, all carno out as artlessly
and us true us lifo itself. Her singing
was especially admirable, and encores
oft repeated, attested the chords whioh
had been struck in tho sympathizing
uuditors. 'Good-bye, Sweet Heart' was
rendered with us much feeling as artistic
and cultured excellence, and the hearers
seemed unwilling to say good bye to the
ST. PATRICK'S DAY.-Sunday next,
March 17, is St. Patrick's Day. The
Hibernian Society, of this city, will ce?
lebrate it ou Monday. A suppor is to
bo provided by Mr. McKenzie, in the
evening. Tho following short sketch of
tho "saint" will bo found interesting:
Many have but littlo reverence for tho
memory of tho patron saint, from the
fact that tho 17th of March generally
brings disagreeable weather; but grum?
blers aro found everywhere, and tho true
Irishman, with thu shamrock in his hat,
and a grateful heart, will pay due ho?
mage to tho memory of St. Patrick de?
spite bud weather, or any other every?
day occurrence. Tho birth-place, as
well as tho burial-place of the saint,
have beeu disputed; but while England,
Wales, Scotland and r rance claim tho
former honor, general evidence indicates
that he WUB buried at Downpatrick, Ire?
land, in the province of Ulster, on tho
coast of the Irish Sea. He was boru
about the year 372, carried off by pi?
rates, and sold into slavery in Ireland,
aud employed for awhile as a swineherd
on the well know,-? mountain of Sleam
ish, in the County of Antrim. Here,
during a oaptivity of seven years, he ac?
quired a knowledge of tho Irish lan?
guage, educated himself, and became
thoroughly acquainted with tho manners,
habits and customs of the people. Es?
caping to the continent, he was success?
ively ordaiued deacon, priest and bishop,
and returned to Ireland and preached
tho Gospel to its heathen inhabitants.
Ho was undoubtedly a man of benevo?
lent disposition, na the popular legends
of his driving the venomous reptiles out
of Ireland, founding churohes, abbeys,
tte, and promoting strict habits of tem?
perance among his people, would seem
to indicate; and it is said that tho foot?
steps of St. Patrick can be traced, al
most from his oradle to his gravo, by the
names of places named after him.
Tho shamrock, "the plant that blooms
forover," which is almost universally
worn in the hat on this day, bears three
leaves upon ono stem, and waa used by
St. Patriok as a symbol of illustration
of the Trinity when preaching to the
pagan Irish; and it is a curious coinci?
dence that the trefoil in Arabia is called
shamrakh, and was held naored in Iran
as emblematioal of the Persian Triads.
Pliny, in his Natural History, says that
serpents aro never seen upon trefoil,
and it prevails against tho sting of snakes
and scorpions; aud from this we may
infer that the Irish, in hearing of the
Trinity for tho first time, fancied they
saw sumo pecnliar fitness in their already
snored plant to shadow forth tho newly
revealed sud mysterious dootriuo.
THE MEETING! AT H ra KUNIAN HALL.
There was a large and spirited meeting
at Hibernian Hall, last night, composed
of citizens of both races, and without
regard to politics, to make nominations
for Aldermen of Ward 3. Interesting
aod stirring speeches were made by Mr.
John Secgers, J. Baohman, Esq., Col.
J. P. Thomas, and by Adam Johnson.
The latter, however, favored the
nominees already appointed by the party
The nominations made are W. B. Gu
liok aud G. Diercks, white, and John
Boatwright, colored. Of the two white
nominees, we need say nothing. They
are well known as honest and capable
men of business, and largely interested
in keeping down city expenditures. The
eolored nominee is not so generally
known, but he was warmly ondorsed at
the mooting by those who do know him,
and we feel assured is iu-every way a fit
perBou for the position.
There will be a meeting in Ward 2 on
Tuesday night next, of tho Bame charac?
ter as this one at Hibernian Hall. It is
the general opinion that no change is de?
sirable us to the colored nominees now
iu the field from that Ward-Wilder and
Carroll. Such also is the case, we be?
lieve, as to Ward 1.
Dr. Taylor presided at tho meeting
last evening, and Mr. J. Guion acted ss
Secretary. A working oommittee of five
were appointed; also, a committee to
consult with committees from the other
Wards in regard to a nomination for the
Mayoralty, io case the candidate named
by thc politicians is not acceptable.
DANOEKOUS COUNTERFEITS.-The fol?
lowing connterfeits are in circulation
and should be looked ont for by the bu?
Twos on the Ninth National Bank,
New York City.
Tens on National Bank of the Stato
"in" Now York.
Term ou National Bank of Common?
wealth, New York.
Tens and twenties on National Bank
of Commerce, New York.
Twos aud tens un Marine National
Bunk, New York.
Tens ou City National Bank, Auburn,
Twos on Union National Bank, Kin
derhook, Now York.
Tens on First National Bank of Look
port, New York.
Tens on Highland National Bank,
Newburgh, New York.
Ones, tens and twenties on Market
National 15 mk, New York city.
Twos on St. Nicholas National Bank,
New York city.
Twenties on Farmers' and Manufac?
turers' Bank, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Tens on Flour City National Bank,
Rochester, New York.
Tens on Central National Bank, Rome,
Tens on Third National Bank, Phila?
Tens ou Mutual National Bank, Troy,
LATEST FROM THE FRONT.-From in?
formation received iu this city, yester?
day, we learo that late on the Saturday
evening preceding tho night on which
Boss Strong was reported to have been
killed, he, together with Henry Berry
Lowrey, Andrew Strong and Stephen
Lowrey were seen on tho East side of
the Juniper Swamp, with a deer which
they had killed, or stolen from some one
else who had killed it. Tom Lowrey
was not iu the crowd. Our informant
states, however, that McQueen or Dona
hoe, did shoot at Boss Strong, as re?
ported, but that the ball glanced, only
inflicting a slight flesh wonnd; and it is
said, further, that Henry Berry Lowrey
told Andrew Strong's wife to report Boss
Strong U9 being dead, "and see who
would rejoice at the information." This
is the latest from the front.
[ Wilmington Star, Utk.
A TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE-A CITY, OF
25,000 INHABITANTS DESTROYED-THE
KILLED AND WOUNDED.-On January 16,
an earthquake destroyed the oity Sobo?
rnadla, in Russia. According to tim
official report 118 persons were killed and
forty-four wounded, but all the inhabi?
tants were left without shelter. Selie
maoha is, or rather was, a city of 25.000
inhabitants, and lies on the road between
Tiflis and Baku, at the foot of the Cau?
casia Mountains, about seventy-five
miles distant from the latter city. Sche
inaoha is 2,316 feet above the Caspian
and 2,230 above the Bluok Sea, and was
formerly the seat of government of the
provinco, which, however, on account of
the frequent earthquakes in that region,
was transferred, about ton years ago, to
Baku, on the Caspian Sea. The inhabi?
tants of Schemacha are nearly all Arme?
A level-headed Hoosier recently ad?
vertised as follows in his country papei :
"Whereas, I am now olear of debt, and
too old to oontract debts to worry over,
I hereby worn all persons not to trust
my family or myself on any account
HOTEL ABBIVALB, March 14 -2iicker*on
House-E M (Jarey, Charleston; Mr and Mr?
J il baldwin, Springfield; W D Goodman, F
D liuoh. Greenville; H D Hall. NO; SD
Evans, n J Amneatrong, Dr J M ltiohmond
and family. HO: A H Whaling, Va; D LTar
uer and wifo, Edgofleld; M Gill, N C; J B
Moggott. D Mower, J M Heigler, Newberry; H
J Sobsmerhorn, N Y.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Aots of tho General Assembly.
T. B. Clarkson-Fertilizers, ko.
Hostettor's Stomach Bitters.
John N. Dunn-Watch Lost.