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COLUMBIA. S. C.
J?aturday Merninie, March 16,1872.
TU? citizen?' Movement.
At the meeting at Hibernian Hall,
Thursday evouing, a short account of
?which we gave yesterday, the first step
was taken in the movement' on the part
of the citizens to place in our Oity
Council good, reliable and acceptable
men, without regard to race or party
politics. The object of the movement is
to obtain an honest and efficient city
government, at the smallest possible coat
to the people-a government in which
all the interests of the community will
be represented, or as nearly so as is
practicable-a government that will
eommand the confidence of all olasses of
the community. How will this be effect?
ed? Not by having ull the members of
the Council white men, nor by having
them all colored men. That is too plain
to need demonstration. Neither will
the. best and most satisfactory govern?
ment . be secured by confining the rep?
resentatives solely to one political party
or the other. Politics are in no way
concerned, nor do they affect the ques?
tion.' But diversity of interests do.
Were our citizens all of one race, the
grand dividing line on a question of this
nature wonld be oapital and labor.
Other minor differences would, of
ooaree, oooar, bat this would bo the
ohief. In Columbia, though, as now
constituted, we have this further phe?
nomenon-oapital and labor, as a rule,
stand, respectively, for white men and
black men; and, more nnfortnnato still,
are almost synonymous with Demooraoy
and Republicanism. We prefer to nee
the terms white men and blaok, or
eolored men, aa the most Bimpla and in?
telligible. In oar mind, that govern?
ment would command the confidence of
the whole community best, which is
eomposed, then, of white and colored,
balanced as nearly os may be. But the
white men should be while men; not in
color simply, bat representative white
men-men of oharaoter and integrity;
furthermore, whom their race know and
believe to be reliable men, and in whom,
consequently, they can justly and rea?
sonably feel the highest confidence. The
same considerations will apply with
-equal force to the colored representa?
tives. Let them, too, be the representa?
tives of their raoe. Such a combination
wonld give us the best and most satis?
factory city government we have ever
had. Our objections to the white nomi?
nees of the Republican dabs are based
npon theso considerations. They are
not representative white men; they dc
not represent the white element in the
community; they have not the confi?
dence of their race, and the colored peo?
ple have no right, in the eyes of enlight?
ened humanity, to saddle them upon ns.
We do not desire to bo personal. We
wonld that it did not oome within the
line of our duty to discuss these meu.
But persons offering for official position,
in which they must be regarded us ser?
vants of tho peoplo, are open to public
criticism. If they are worthy, the prest
may say so; if unworthy, it should sa}
so. If a journalist speaks his honesl
convictions, he does his duty. That ii
what we propose to do; and wo say it if
a mockery for the colored people, bj
whom they were nominated, to call L,
C. Carpenter, S. L. H?ge, W. A. Cari
and B. F. Griffin white mon in a repre
sentative sense. If the question wen
pnt to a vote, not one of them wonk
receive a tenth of the white vote of th<
oity. They represent nobody but them
selves, aod they are not eutitled to stiel
special privileges. Wo fear such met
in the Council. It was that elemcu
that brought about the City Hall oon
tract, and concocted and carried througl
the city bond swindle, in tho presen
Council. It is that element which rep
resents high taxation and public dub
for private gain. We want no moro o
Buch mon, for they cnn, wo fear, brin|
nothing but ruin and bankruptcy upoi
Tho Now Orleans Timas, in congratu
luting its readers upon thu fact that th?
Legislature had adjourned, says: "I
would be a trito phrase to say that tin
history of modern timos furnishes ut
such examplo nf tho gross abuse o
power, of snob flagrant immorality, cor
ruption and indecency, as have market
the oarcer of this disgraceful assotu
[The New Orleans man har never beet
in Sonth Carolina.]
The postmaster at Milton, in Indiana
requested his wife to have prepared fo;
him, on his return from tho evening
train, a cup of warm coffee. The coffe<
has growu old, and an officer of tin
Treasury Department is investigating
the post offlco books.
Messrs. Cothran and Wilson are muk
ing the necessary arrangements- to ru
erect the Marshall House in Abbeville.
Tho Atlanta New Era (Republican
suspended publication on tho 12th in
Tb* Nair Hampshire Election.
The Republican, candidate for Go?
vernor, Straw, bas carried New Hamp?
shire by a majority of about 1,500. In
view of the extraordinary efforts made
by the Administration, the free use of
governmental patronage, tho employ?
ment of a host of canvassers, &c, the
result is not surprising. In fact, it is
just what wo surmised, and so stated
that it would be, some time since. It is
stated that au unusual degree of bribery
was prac'iced; that greenbacks changed
hands rapidly, even at the polls. Such
charges, however, aro mado after every
election, and, what is more to be regret
I ted, are moro or less true. So far ns the
State of New Hampshire is coucerned,
! the result of the election makes but lit?
tle material difference. Hor local go?
vernment will be administered honestly
and economically by either party, for
there is no vast preponderance of inte?
grity and intelligence in tho one party
moro than the otber. The election is
significant rather in a national view. It
was a test of Grant's popularity, or,
more properly speaking, perhaps, his
power in the Qrunite State, from which
some slight clue may bo had as to his
standing in other States. Viewed in
this light, tho election can scarcely be
called a victory to Grant. He holds the
field, but he has lost heavily. Another
such victory will ruin him.
In 18G8, Grant received a majority ol
8,000 votos in New Hampshire. It will
thus be soon that he has lost over three
fourths of hiB former majority, and
that, too, after the most powerful exer?
tions that oould bo put forth io his be
half. If he loses at this rate in a straight
Democratic fight, when that party, too,
may be said to be disorganized ant
without any fixed or certain purpose ai
to their course at present, what will hit
chances be when he is opposed by th?
brains and integrity of tho Republicai
party, represented by Schurz, Sumner
Chase, Trumbull, Greeley and their auti
Grant associates? The election is, o
course, discouraging to ultra-Democrats
and we are glad of it, if they are thereby
dissuaded from making a strictly purl;
struggle iu the Presidential campaign
The South, in our judgment, wouh
not take the additional risk of defeat fo
the small advantage that would begaiuei
to her, if any at all, by a straight-cm
Democratic National Administration
more than what would be reaped unde
the rule of the reformed Republicans.
To wrench tho Government from th
hands of a military tyrant, and the dee
potiem to which it is rapidly verging
and to secure u return tn constitution!
freedom, where tho rights of the State
will be daly observed, is what the Soot
most longs to see and most needs. Thu
we take it, is tho spirit of the anti-Gnu
Republican movement. We therefor
hope it suooess, and believe that the cot
servative mon of the South, kuowo a
Democrats, will give it their earnest un
Tho world appears to bo entering upo
another era of falso prophets und pr<
pheoics, such as it passed through abot
twenty years ago, and will probably pat
through twenty years hence. They gei
orally refer to the impending destrn
tion of the world, as in tho case of Mi
1er and Cummings. A sect has recent
sprung up iu Russia, half barbaric in i
ceremonies, which promises the speei
destruction oMdl things, uud is givit
great trouble, to tho Government.
crazy priest in South America has scan
half of its inhabitants to death by pot
tively fixing thu dato of a general smas
up. Professor IM un tumour, from t
observatory in Franoo, hus invoked
comet, with fiery hair, to shrivol us in
a crisp next August. But all these a
less alarming than tho prophecy of
Piuto Indian chief, who has a rove
tion. Thia dusky seer has appointed
general resurrection for next sprin
when tho grass shall have attuinod tl
height of a "pouy's hoofs." At tl
timo, ho says, all tho mountains will
leveled, and all the people of tho pi
and present will dwell together ou t
great plain thus formed. A jolly tu
of it tho white inhabitants of this cou
try will havo with an irruption of cum
less millions of savages, all eager 1
scalps and tho war-path. They w
overrun tho prairies, swarm into o
cities Uko ants on un ant-hill, and eat
out of house and homo in less than
timo. Much ns wo admiro thu ludiu
such un irruption of Lo is terrible
contemplate; but iu thu despairing den
to eusue to civilization, there will
ono blessed consolation, and that is "t
Indian problem" will solve itself.
A jury was recently empanelled
Reading, Pa., the ages of whose me
hers wero as follows: 70, 80, 70, 87, ?
71, 72, 70, 79, 92, 83 and 73. T
average ago was 80 years.
Natchez, Mississippi, is tho only ci
iu tho world which has nearly 10,000 i
habitants und not a single hotel.
Destructive Fir? lit Union.
The town of Union was visited with a
terribly destructive ?re, yesterday morn
tag, which swept away both hotel?,
and seven or eight other buildings, in?
cluding the Times offloe. The loss ie
estimated at $75,000, ouly a portion in?
sured. We sincerely condole with the
doubly afflicted town. Mr. Stokes, no?
thing daunted, is already reeking ar?
rangements to resume operations. The
puper had been mailed ouly a few hours
before tho lire broke ont. We are in?
debted to him for the following descrip?
tion of tho work of the tire demon:
UNION COURT ITOUSK.
FRIDAY MOUSING. March 15. 1872.
Fm END HELBY: A lire broke out iu
thin town, this coming, about 4 o'clock,
and destroyed a great portion of the
business part of Union. It was fl rut
discovered around the chimney of Mr.
Wm. Filer's store, iu tho second story of
the building. Wo had no lire eugine or
any other apparatus for combatting tiro,
so that thu destroying element lind full
sway. A Blight breezo sprung up, and
we could do but little more than stund
nod watch it burn. I cannot estimate
the loss, but it is very great for this
place. The buildings destroyed were
the brick block, belonging to Mr. ll. L.
Goss, Mrs. Lamb, Capt. A. H. Foster, the
National Hotel and the Central Hotel.
lu Mr. Goss' building was Mr. Filer's
store, containing a large stock of dry
goods, groceries, hardware, dre; Reuben
aims' stock of grocories; the second
story was occupied by Dr. Bennett,
dentist, uud the room lately occupied
by Gen. Jos. Gist. I dou't think any?
thing waa saved by these gentlemen.
In Mrs. Lamb's building, Dr. Gibbs oc?
cupied the lower story as a drug store.
Ho lost everything. Tho Timen office
was iu tho upper story, and not a type,
or anything in Che way of material was
saved-a total IOBS; my sou savod my
books. Capt. Foster, fortunately, saved
nearly all his heavy Block of goods-of
course, in a very mixed up condition.
A portion of the furniture in the hotels
was saved. The wooden store belong?
ing to Col. J. L. Young, next to Mr.
Filer's store, was also destroyed, (fortu?
nately no ono occupied it,) with .sumo
tenements iu tho rear of the store. A
number of out-buildings were destroyed.
Mr. Tinsley uud Dr. J. A. Mooro occu?
pied a building between the two stores
the first as a jeweler's store, nod tho
latter OH a doctor's shop. Mr. Tinsley's
j-iwelry, tools, &o., were saved; but Dr.
Moore lost all his surgical instruments
and medicines. A. W. Thompson ?Sc
Co. occupied tho building adjoining tho
National Hotel. Fortunately their stock
was very low, and Vboy saved most of it.
Two rooms adjoining were occupied by
colored people-oue a shoemaker aud
tho other a little fruit nod variety store.
They saved most of their property. I
learn that a colored child was burned in
an out-house of the hotel. I huvo just
left tho lire-Capt. Foster's building is
burning. Tho flumes spread rapidly.
Tho cars aro about to start.
R. M. STOKES.
Mr. Dawes, Chairman of the Commit?
tee on Ways und Means, announced to
thc House, the other day, that it would
probably become necessary for tho Go?
vernment to borrow SlO.000,000 next
year to defray current expenses; and
that, too, without paying uny part of tho
national debt. Tho ouly way, he de- j
olared, for avoiding such a result wau to '
increase tho revenue beyond tho ont ?mate
and cut down the appropriations. If
this statement had been made by a De?
mocrat or anti-Administration Republi?
can, it would have buen nt oucu de?
nounced ns untrue by tho politicians and '
papers that have been making such a
blow of Into about thu admirable,
management of the national finances.
Coming from one of their own friends,
however, aud one, too. who is in a posi?
tion to know whereof he speaks, it is a
sad dumper upon their ardor. Tho bor?
rowing of $10,000,000 to add to tho
8317.UO0.00O of revenue receipts, in
order to bring tito amount up to a liguro
high euough to meet the expenditures
during the lust year of President G ru u t's
administration, would certainly have a
very bad appearance. The friends of
tho Administration at Washington will
try hard to devise some plau of making
a fair showing for tho present. They
aro batiking largely on tho futuro, aud
not until tho Presidential election is
over will tho country know what tho real
financial condition is.
ARUESTS AND RELEASES.-Tho follow?
ing persons have been arrested in this
County nineo o ir last issue:
Gen. Joseph F. Gist, D. P. Moiety,
S. J. Mosely, Frank Coleman, re-arrest
ed, Harper Floyd, lien, Scot;, white,
Alfred Kennan, colored. C. C. Scott
and Ira Willard, white, and W. Nichols,
colored, who wore bailed ont some weeks
ago, under boinia of $2,000 eao'>, have
been surrendered to the authorities by
their sureties, in consequence of another
prisoner, at liberty under the same bond,
having, it is supposed, "loft for parts
Captain F. M. Farr and Dinlel Black
aro at liberty, under their own bond, to
appear at the court tobo held in Charles?
ton next mouth. - Union Times.
A mau who was told by a clergyman
to remember Lot's wife, replied that ho
had trouble enough .with his own, with?
out remembering other men's wives.
Mrs. James W. Mayos, of Fulton, Ky.,
shoots wild geoso on tho wing, taking
their heads off each time.
Miner?!? mt Upper Sooth Carolina.
EDITOR ANDERSON INTEI?I?IOENOBR :
Supposing that a communication of this
kind would be of some interest to oar
i scientific friends, I submit with pleasure
the following particulars, in reference to
the mineral resources of our State. I
am fully aware that publications of this
nature are by many considered tedious,
but when tho important matter lends to
the development and new discovery of
such minerals as.huve recently come un
der my observation, I feel confident tbat
at least soino few of our fellow-beings
will be interested, if only to exclaim:
"Yo-; I often imtigibcd that wo pos?
sessed mineral wealth;" and it is, there?
for?, that I fe?l com j M tiled to make
known, for tho community nt largo, the
great importance of those rich minerals,
which have heretofore been considered
of Hliuh little value Corundum I have
found iu inexhaustible quantities, which
alone is a mineral of immense value, it
bel?g principally used for maniifacturiue
spindle pivots, etc., for watches. The
garnet, another valuable und impoibint
precious stonn, I have also discovered in
In ry? beds, und have succeeded in find?
ing even tho vein itself. Most of the
orystnhzed specimens aro rhombm
dodekahaedcUH. Gold is plentiful, as
you probably have known for some time,
aud if properly mauaged, can be easily
and very advantageously worked. Mag?
netic ?rou ore, of superior quality, also
abounds in rich veius, uud which will
eventually provo of the greatest value
to our Stale au a means of manufactur?
ing Bessemer steel aud steel-rails. I
might mention many other minerals,
such as mica, copper, manganeso, lead,
serpentine, asbestos, clo., but not wish
ing to make my lotter too tedious, I will
postpone for a hitor day. Should any
of our friends, who are in favor of pro?
gress, development and civilization, lie
desirous of further information, 1 will
be pleased lo furnish them with more
satisfactory details. A. C. L.
Tun SON OF Bon ?UT BUHNS.-The lasl
surviving son of Robert Burns is dead.
Tue poet had six children, nf whore
three sons survived infancy. Of those,
Wm. Nicol Burns was the second; ht
lived to bo eighty-two years of age, hav
ing been born in April, 1791. His eldei
brother, Robert, died iu Dumfriei
about ten years since. His younger bro
thor, James, died som? seven yean
sine?. Like him, bo was nn officer it
the E'ist ludia Company's service, fron
which he retired, after n full terra of ser
vice, thirty years ago. Of thu threi
sons of Bohort Burns, all were childless
except the second, James, who left tw<
daughters; of these, ono married nt
Irish physician, Dr. Hutchinson, (bei
sister. Annie Burna, never married.).Sin
j bad several children, of whom one, Bo
bert Burns Hutchinson, recently com
pleted his education ut Christ Chord
Hospital, Loudon. This gentleman ant
hi? sisters aro the only descendants ii
tho fourth generation of tho poet. Col
Burns was not a very remarkable man
ho was a nico old gentleman, nud whei
iu tho army, a very efficient officer. Hi
recollections of his father were DO
many, for ho was but five years of ng
when tho poet died, iu 1796. Ho wu
named after his father's friend, Willow
Nicol, a master in the Edinburgh Hig
School, and ono of the threo celebrity
namod in "Willie Brewed a Pook ci
Mant." Col. Burns has been buried i
the Burns mausoleum, nt Dnmfriei
where his father, his brothers and hi
world-widoly eelebroted mother, J ennui
Nitw YOHK NIGHT HAWKS.-By fr?
tho greater number of the night prowloi
of New York uro sneak thieves an
wretches ashamed of the day-ligh
They make a curious haul of them s >m<
timos in tho station-house. There ai
men and women who fpend their nighl
in tho horse-cars. They rido back an
forth and pay their faro. The conducto!
know them. There uro men and womo
who apply regularly to tho station hom
for ?heiter when it. is no longer posaih
to keep awake. Then Ibero are oigui
ized gangs who sally out at night on e:
peditions of adventure. If they tn
pickpockets, thoir fuvorite game ia I
us nme the convivial smartness or hoi
terotisness of u party of "fa?.t" your,
men going boin? from a danoo or tl
theatre. Respectable folks unwitting
make reasonable excuses for them. Th?
uro "a little elevated" but hui mle
young fellows. Sometimes they g
bold of n mau of their own ago in tl
cars or in tho street. Thou they pla
j fully knock his hat over his ?yes nt
take his watch, and tho chances ore
! favor of tho spectators, if there are an
i believing thu victim to bo ono of tl
party, uud their treatment of him ono
their practical jokes. I remember se
lng a half dozen of these fellows keep
car in tho best of humor, ono night, 1
playfully picking each other's pocket
I lint .suddenly they all disappeared, m
I it was found that they had extend
I their playfulness to quite a number
i FKMAIIK SUICIDES.-A beautiful yon
milliner gill, mimed .Mary Hurwitz, li
ing iu Third avon ne, New York, sh
herself through the head with a piste
on Tuesday, on account of disappoint)
love. On tho same day, iu Brooklyn
(lissi putei] woman, named Honora By rt
drove her husband, who wan ill, fri
tho house, then went up stairs and hui
A croupy youth in a neighborii
town, having strongly objected to tuki
his medicino, was induced to make
hearty meal of buckwheat oakes ai
"maple syrup," but til? lutter proved
be Invo syrup of squills, Tho boy sa
hu "thought something ailed th? in
lasses, th? minute bis father told him
could eat nil ho wanted to."
Look ?mt foi mud dogs now. The
is nothing milken a dog so mad ns
bo compelled lo sit ont on tho doc
step this weather, and howl to get iu
SUPREME COURT DECISION, MARCH 15.
J. McKee-, ?cl m i nial ra tor, vs. B. Mobloy
et al. Decree of Circuit Court reversed,
except as to matter embraced io second
exception of complaint, and canso re?
manded. Opinion by Willard, A. J.
MEETING OF CITIZENS OP WARD 2.-We
aro requested to stuto that there will be
a meeting of the Citizen? of Ward 2, of
both races nail without regard to poli?
tics, at the Court House, on Tuesday
evening next, at 8 o'clock, to nominate
Aldermen for that Ward. Every citizen,
not fully sut if-fied with all the present
nominees, is expected to attend.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
oopieK of tho PBXENIX is five couts.
Mr. John C. Dial has been appointed
agent for n decidedly useful nud simple
invention-Slater's putout window fast?
ener and luck. Tho principle upon
which it works is similar to au indivi?
dual on >t frolic-the moro weight it re?
ceives, the tighter it gets. It is claimed
that, tho window cannot bo oponed from
Tho handsome dwelling of Mr. W. J.
Ettcr, North-east corner of Lady and
Murion streets, has beou purchased by
Congressman K. B. Elliott.
Some one disoovered a baby in a bas?
ket in the bulrushes on the banks of the
Nile, but we have discovered a basket
foll of babies at the entrance to II. C.
Shiver & Co.*s store.
Some of the papers record as wonder
lui the fact that plum trees are in bloorx
in Aiken. Columbia can go ahead ol
that. Peach trees have been in bioon
here for more than a week; and if th<
summery weather Ol yesterday con
tilines, the young fruit will soon begii
Trensurer Parker and Financial Agen
Ki mptnn departed Northward, y ester
day. Tho suppositiou is that Stat
bunds and tho validating bill aro th
The Union proposes to fight it out o?
that lyin', if it takes all summer. A wis
resolution, for whoa ho stops that I vin'
his occupation will begouo.
There was a brisk trade iu legislativ
pay certificates on thu streets yostcrda
and tho day before. The unfortunat
members, clerks and attach?es held thei
little bills pretty stiff at first, but hav
been forced-a great number of thom
to accept of fifty por cent, discount, b
the blood-suckers of tho ring. It is sai
that there were parties hero from th
North engaging in tho business-if the?
are uot behind the scenes.
Tho grain market of Columbia, v.
thought, was a small afluir, but in tl:
last few days wo observe that near!
every business house in town is adve
Five feet flvo inches is said to bo tl
perfection of height for a woman au
fivo feet eight iuclios for a mau. W
Jerry J. Walker, ot Chester Conut;
(but who had left tho State in Octobi
last,) wns yesterday arrested in this cit
on a charge of Ku Kluxism, by Speci
Deputy H. W. Hendricks and carru
before TJuited Stutos Com mission
Boozer, who committed him in defuu
of S3.0?0 bail.
Wo overheard a Judge of the Sn pren
Court httitu to a friend of his, the otb
doy, evidently with the intention of i
dicatiug his oloso applicutiou to li
duties, that ho was "confined to lus c
Geo from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M." Ju
think of itl Fivo Lours of labor a tl
for tho minor purlieu of a year, with
salary of ?3,000! And that to bo co
sidertd laborious by this up(w)rig
Judge. Wo have no doubt it is tho b(
pay und tho least work that ho ever f
The Union proclaims its intention
moving ou tho enomy's lines. Go
generalship would suggest first an i
spcetion of its own lines. Vide tho <
lumn advertisement, in yesterday's issi
adjoining its local.
Tho licensed bill posters of Columl
aro trending on dangerous ground ?vii
they defaco tho front of a private
business house with their placards,
word to tho wise, kc.
Pillows, though not belonging to t
human species, como under the head
Frof. Huxley, undertaking to ten
geology at tho Jormyu Street Miui
School, to locturoat the Boyal Insti
timi, to teach aclafsof ludies physiolt
at the Kensington Museum, to ten
qhildrou tho samo at tho Loudon lut
nt Mon, to net as President of the Sot
London Workitigmeu's College, to
tho leudo! of thu .School Board, to wr
articles f-.r thu Fortnightly Review, a
to carry on his usual coieutific exp?
menta, found himself ono day withe
tho power to do a singlo ono of tb
[There is a gentleman not n thousa
miles from Columbia, who should ti
waru i ug. j
WAR TM AFRICA- About half-past 2
o'clock, yesterday afternoon, an advo- ,
cate of woman's rights, in tho person of
Kate Hopkins, whose complexion has,
for roany summers, unsuccessfully re?
sisted the effects of Sol's unpitying rays,
m ado a charge on a mau of tho same
color, in Gervais street, near Main. It
seems that the man was indebted to the
woman ia a sum of money, aad she,
espying him seated iu a brott, with seve?
ral companions, demanded payment,
and called on him to alight-both of
which invitations hu deoliued. Where?
upon, Kuto drew u revolver, aud at?
tempted tho giime of Shylock-money
or blood. She fired, uud tho intended
victim came to the ground; not dead,
but in aa attitude to prevent a repetition
of thc, to him, unpleasant pastime.
Kate's boisterous delivery amused the
motley group, who had assembled at the
sound of the pistol; but Policeman Wil?
liams stopped here the frolic, by taking
the weapon uud the woman ia custody,
and the debtor rode off ia his vehicle,
probably to cogitate upon the good
teachings of tho old maxim-"Pay as
PHCBNIXIANA.-Not many years ago,
Grant was running a ferry-boat in Cali?
fornia. He is aow ruuaing tho "Ship of
State." Aad ho runs "tho oae pretty
much as he ran the other-ia tho inte?
rest of his own family.
I One of the latest developments iu
? England is a new religious sect called
"Comprehensionists." If it succeeds in
comprehending all the other soots, it
will itself become incomprehensible.
A carat is a weight of four grains,
used maialy for weighing diamonds.
Wheo applied to gold, tweoty-foar carats
of twelve grains each make fiae gold.
So, if gold is said to be tweoty-two
carats fiae, it is meaat that tweoty-two
twenty-fourths ore pure gold, and the
"Excuse haste and a bad pen," as the
pig said when he broke out.
When fixing a window-curtaia at her
house ia Florida, the other day, Mrs.
Harriet Beecher Stowe fell backward
from a table on which sue was standing,
sud struck her head against a bath-tab.
As she. survived her defence of Lady
Byron, which was enough to have killed
a thousand ordiaary womea, it is not to .
bo wondered at that this fall dida't hurt
Simple additiou-adding to one's
Wby is aa old coat like aa iron kettle?
Because it represents hard wear.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
lt. & W. C. Swaffleld-New GoodB.
Geiger & McGregor-For Sale.
A Single Gentleman-Waats Board.
Japanese auctions are conducted on a
novel plan, bat one whioh gives rise to
aoue of the noise and confusion whioh
attend such sales in America. Each bid?
der writes bis name and bid upon a slip
of paper, which he places in a box.
Wheu tho bidding is over, the box is
opened by tho auctioneer, and tho goods
declared the property of the highest bid?
FINING CORRUPT OFFICIALS.-The New
York papers state that three Justices of
Ctntleton, Staten Island, were fined
$150each on Monday, for crimes in office,
other Justices $100 each, and the town
c ork was fined $10 for being drank at
tho towu election. Sorao of the above
will bo tried for pei jory.
POISONED TO DEATH.-A healthy liver ao
crcti s each ilay ahont two and a half pounds
of hile, which contain* a great amount of
wanto material taken from tho blond. When
tho liver becomes t rpid or congested, it fails
to eliminate this vast amount of iioxions eub
btanoo, which, therefore, romains to poison
the blood and bo conveyed to every part of
tho system. What must be tho condition of
the blood when it is receiving and retaining
each day two aud a half pounds of poison?
Nature trios to work off thia poison through
other channels and organs- thc kidneys,
lungs, skin, etc.; hut these organs Docomo
over-taxed in performing this labor, in addi?
tiou to their natural functions, aud cannot
lung withstand tho pressure, hut become
The brain, which is tho groat electrical cen?
tre or all vitality, is unduly stimulated by the
unhealthy blood which passes to it. from tho
heart, and it fails to perform its office health?
fully. Heneo tho symptoms of hilo poison?
ing) which sro dullness, hoadacho, iucapacit7
to keep tho mind on atiy subject, impairment
of memory, dizzy, sleepy or nervous feelings,
gloomy forebodings and li rl?abilitv of temper.
Tho blood itse'f hoing diseuaod as lt tm mn the
sweat upon tho surface nf the skin, it is so
irritating and poisonous that ii produces dis?
colored brown spots, pimples, blotches and
other eruptions, Bores, boils, carbuncles and
scrofulous tumors. Tho stomach, bowels
and otilar organs opoken of, cannot escape
becoming affected, Bonner or later, and cos?
tiveness, pilos, dropsy, dyspepsia, diarrhoea,
femalo weakness and many other forms of
chronic disease, aro among tho necessary re?
sults. As a remedy tor all theeo Vatione
manifestations of diaeaso, DU.PIEKCE'SQOLD
KN MEDICAL DiscovEnv is positively une?
qualed. Uy it, tho liver and stomach are
changed to an active, healthy state, the ap?
petite regulated and restored, tho blood and
secretion!1! thoroughly purified and enriched,
and tho whnlo system renovated and built up
anew. Sold by all first class druggists.
In every quarter of tho globe whore it is
known, aiid ibero aro few indeed whoro it is
not, tho MEXICAN MVUTANU LINIMENT takce
precedence of all similar preparations, its
transcendant merits havo obtained for it a
popularity seldom reached by ans proprie tary
uittdicino. In its infancy, tho flat of its success
was pronounced in the wido spread endorse?
ment which it received from physicians,
veterinary surgeons, horsemen and the pub?
lia generally. No ono now thinks of ques?
tioning its claim to ho considered tho Stand?
ard Liniment of America. M l i 13