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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Simlay ?tornin*. Mareil KjJ&]2^
The Alexander Convention.
This body met in the Court House,,
yesterday, and, of coarse, re nominated
the present inoumbent, John Alexander,
for Mayor of the oity for the coming
term. The nomination had all been cot
and dried beforehand, and is just what
everybody expeoted. There were five
votes cast for Mr. S wy gert to twenty for
Mayor Alexander. Tho meoting, of
conran, as a general thing, was uproari?
ously pleased with its action; bat there
were not a few colored citizens who went
off highly indignant at the manner in
which things were managed. After the
nomination was made and declared, a
.committee waited upon Mr. Aloxander,
who was not far oh, and escorted bim
to the Court House, "to return bis
thanks for tho high honor conferred
upon bim." He said be was proud to feel
that bis re-nomination was an acknow?
ledgment of the arduous services which
Ito had faithfully performed for the peo?
ple for the past two years; that be felt
'himself the representative of the work?
ing men, and always wouid consnlt their
?interests and labor in their behalf; that
.he always had been for the working
mon, and it was because he had so shown
himself, and declared that ho believed
the Republican party was the working
mon's party, that he had been turnod
oat of the Democratic ranks.
He seemed to think it very an just and
mean, that he should have been dropped
from the Democratic Club, simply be
. canso ho waa a Republican. Right
.here, too, we think the worthy Mayor
ilost sight of his pastreoord, to some ex
vient. In declaring himself us having
been through all tims the champion of
the working men, he Beems to forget
that he was the first to discharge hts
colored employees-working men-from
hie services, in 1868, for holding differ?
ent politioal opinions to his own. This,
we are creditably informed, is a fact.
He claimed, too, that he had boen ostra?
cised by the Democrats, on account ol
his politics; that he had, therefore,
nothing to ask of that party-by wbiob
he meant the white citizens of Colum?
bia-and nothing to give. Ho warned
his audience of the citizens' movement,
characterizing it as a Democratic trick,
that would bring innumerable woei
upon the unwary working men, if i
should be suooessfnl. ' He made ac
urgent appeal to party prejudices, anc
.stated it to be in keeping with his politi
eal oreed to vote for the devil himself
once he got the party nomination.
In this we think the Mayor has sta tee
his own case in rather stronger word
tnan we ourselves would feel justified ii
using. Mr. Alexander, in oar opinion
does himself injustice in some respeots
perhaps, by the unwitting comparison
but his satanic majesty must feel bimsel
aggrieved on one score at least. Ther
is aa aneodote that wo have heard tba
aptly illustrates the point.
A oertain old lady, a grand-mama, tb
story goes, bad a heart so full of tb
milk of human kindness, was so kin
and charitable in her opinions of pee
pie, that she always had something goo
to say of any person who might come n
for criticism in the family circle. Tbi
lovable weakness of grand-ma was
source of considerable amusement to be
fun-loving grand-children. They woul
make it a point to bring into discussio
the obaracter and oonduct of the won
reprobates in tho neighborhood, in ordc
to "stump" grand-ma. Their effort
however, were in vain; the dear old lad
would always bave something good t
say for their hardest specimens. Fiualh
a bright urchin of tho family suggestc
that they should try the devil, and seo
graud-ma wouldn't bavo to succumb.
The brilliant suggestion was uuau
mously agreed to, and upon tho fir
fitting occasion, the "father of evil" wi
subjected to the most violent abuse i
grand-ma's beariug. Ho was villified i
the "arch deceiver," tho slanderer, tl
father of lies, the author of all wiokedncs
the destroyer of souls, aud HO OD, uutil tl
little ones bud exhausted their catalogi
of charges against bim. Their merry ey
were then turned slyly towards grund-m
and they waited with breathless intcrt
to hear bow-she would extricate hers?
this time, feeling almost certain that s!
must gJVe in for once. The old lady hi
listened patiently to their tirade
abuse until it was ended, and then, la
ing her knitting down, she quietly i
moved ber "specks," and in kindly ton
remarked: "AU that yon have said, n
dears, is very true; but think of bim
you will, we must all admit that the de
is a man of talents."
Right there is where tho May
"makes his mishtako," and fur whi
"old Nick" probably docs not feol flt
tered at tho comparison, which I
Honor suggested. Few men cousid
J?hn~Alexand?r S bad' marj, or nTmalig- j
nant or bitter man iu bis feelinga; bat
he is a weak man. He baa no weight in
Oonnoi). He ?B a mere tool-a sort of
veotriloquial/ Johnny, or uioath-picce,
through whom the sly rascals, DeOastro
liko, impose upon the public. He is
Mayor of the present Oouncil, and
though we do not kuow, nor charge, nor
cannot confidently say, that we believe
that he was a participator iu their
fraudulent schemes, he certainly did
not expose them. Upon him, equally
with the mst, must be plaoed tho re?
sponsibility for the City Hall swindle
and the inoroose of tho oity debt, de?
signed in the bill to authorize the issue
of 8250,030 of additional bonds. No
tax-payer or working man, who knows
his true iaterest, should want any such
man to preside over our municipal
< o ? ?
THEM AND Now.-s-The Univers, of
Paris, thinking of the Alabama diffi?
culty, reoalis a little incident not wholly
devoid of interest just at. preseut. At
the end of the year 1776, Franklin and
Silas Deane arrived in Paris as charges
d'affaires of the American insurgents.
Franco was then at peaoe with England.
They industriously set about construct?
ing a fleet of privateers to prey on Eng?
lish commerce. They soon bad at sea
such vessels as La Beine de France, La
Bepresaille, La Surprise and La Re?
vanche. They provided the captains
with commissions, signed by John Han?
cock. These vessels traversed the ocean
in every direction, and in a short time
ruined or paralyzed English commerce
at least, to saab a degree as to justify
Silas Deane ia writing to Robert Morriu
that "we have alarmed England, stopped
the great fair at Chester, raised tho rates
of insurance, and deterred the English
morohanta from employing the national
flag, so there has been seen, during the
last few weeks, the singular spectacle of
forty Froach vessels loading ia tho
Thames with English merchandize.
Further, Mr. Denne wrote that "Co?
nyngham, a bold privateer, has become
tho terror qf the Eastora coast of Scot?
land and England. Ho is mora feared
than was Thurat during the late wari"
L'Univers, after reoalliug this^scrap of
history, congratul?tes its readers that
lapso of time preveats a demand of ton
or twelvo milliards for indemnity.
The Ridiaal party has had control of
the Southern States ever since tho olose
of tho war, and is responsible for their
financial conditiou. Ia 1861, the aggre?
gate indebtedness of these States was
$76,415,890. Ia 1871, the liabilities of
the "reconstructed States" had been in?
creased to $291,626,015-more than
$12,000,000ia exoessof the indebtedness
' of all the tweuty-eevon other Staten.
?Tho war debt of tho South, having boen
I repudiated by order of the Government,
I bas, of course, nothing to do with tho
I enormous increase betweeu 1861 aud
11871. It is wholly due to the carpet-bag
and negro State governments forced
upon the Southera people by the Radi
I cal party since the prooeas of reconstruc?
tion was entered upon.
THE LAURENS RIOT.-The Latirensvillo
Herald, referring to tho sensational nrli
ale published in the Columbia Union, a
few days ago, says:
"Knowing the groat passion tho Union
has for sensation, particularly unythiug
pertaining to Laurens, aud its proneness
to over-state, our oitizeus corresponding
with thai paper should be extremely
cautious about mentioning difficulties,
however insignificant, as they well know
a very small affair is magnified by it
either into a 'riot,' or a Ku Klux out?
DETERMINED TO SEE LOWREY -Tho
New York Herald seems determined to
accomplish, by correspondent, that
which George Alfred Townsend was Bent
ont to do, and yet failed to perform, viz:
To interview Lawrey, tho chief of the
gang of Robeson desperadoes. Another
correspondent, a rcgulur Bohemiau in
appearance as well as profession. A. B.
Henderson by name, got off the fruin ut
Eureka, (in tho heart of the Sciifil-dowu
settlement.) Frid iy, with tho avowed ob?
ject of penetraling to tho preseucu of
the outlaw, nod interviewing him in the
interests of the Herald. He was making
streu.ions efforts at last accounts to se
curo the delivery of a letter to Lowrey.
Though the fate of Sanders, the murder?
ed deteotive, is fresh in his recollection,
hu does not think tho outlaws will harm
him, and relics upon a plain statement
of his business for safety.
THE RICHMOND AND DANVILLE RAIL?
ROAD-THE STATEMENT OP PRESIDENT
BUPORD.-President Buford, of tho
Richmond and Danville Railroad, in re?
sponse, tu inquiries mado with regard to
tho suit recently instituted against thin
road by tho United States District At
toruoy, ut Richmond, telegraphs aa fol?
"It is only a rehash of au old claim
that has been fully investigated aud set?
tled in our favor by thu highest author?
ity of the United States Government.
I have no knowledge of any mortgage in
favor of the Confederate States, made or
recorded, nor of any reoordud contract
for thu same. There is nothing iu tho
Th?- 'Or?fcr-^TI?hB?yta* CMi^?=??^^^^l^d^,
gUlKlmanl R. Darooet or ? Batcher 1
We pre-eat to oar readers, tbie morn?
ing, a resume of thia moat extraordinary
oase, oopied from the New York Herald.
It ia certainly a ca?o without parallel,
whether we consider the time and money
expended in its trial, or the audacity of
the pretended baronet-a oaae in which
the costs, ?rst aud lust, were measured
by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and
length of tho examination of a single
witness and tho speeches of single coun?
sel were measured by weeks, may well
be pet down among the causes celebres of
The abrupt and extraordinary termi?
nation of the famous Tichborne case
will not surprise our readers, us thc
despatches received from tho Herald
correspondent in Loudon, n duy or two
since, announcing that the jury had ex
1 pressed themselves satisfied with the
evidence so far us it bad progressed and
! ready to declare a verdiot, indicated that
the claimant's cuso bad virtually broker
down.- Upon this declaration, the eourl
adjourned until yesterday morning, tc
eoable the Tiobborne claimant and hit
counsel to agree upon a line of action
Their conclusion was anuouuoed jester
day, the counsel for the claimant sayinj
that their client had resolved to with
draw his claim. The Attorney-General
who reprsented the defendants, imme
diately made au application to the oour
for an order to arrest tho cluimunt, upoi
tho charge of perjury, aud to hold hin
in bail in the Bum of ?50,000. Tb
order was granted, und the "baront
and assumed heir to ono of the olde?
and proudest names in the English bc
ronetcy was arrested, yesterduy, au
locked up iu Newgate prisou.
S > ends, for the present, one of th
most extraordinary trials in the histor
of English jurisprudence. We giv
elsewhere a summary of the case, the ii
terest of whioh will transcend that <
any romance. A young mau, au heir t
un ancient title and a great fortune, bi
of an idle, purposeless, vagrant naturi
drifted into tho army as young geoth
men of his stamp generally do, au
served in Ireland aud England for
shurttime. Wearyiug of military disc
pline, aud yielding to the gipsy ii
stinets of his nature, aud haviug had
quarrel or au oustraugoment with h
father OD the subject of money, he so
his commission and left Euglaud f
Australia. W.hen lost hoard from, I
had shipped on a brig iu South Amei
rica, "boUUd for Melbourne. Tho br
went down nt sou, aud all OD boa
wore supposed to have perished. Tl
circumstances of tho young burono
death came to England. An advert?s
mont was published, calling upon t
I world to divulge some tidings of t
wanderer, whether he be dead or li vin
No answer came. The baronetcy ai
j the large'estate passed to the next
kin. The mother of the wayward you
mourned for him with all the patten
i and hope of muterual love, and wot
I not believe bim doud. Long after t
courts had decided the case, and t
new heir hud como iuto possession, a
the world hud regarded her son as dei
she clung to the faith that be wot
come ugain. The father, who had m
I ried late iu life, died in 1862 at un i
vunoed age, while the mother survn
uutil 18(38. Upon tho futher's dea
tho baronetcy passed to his sou, 1
younger brother of the wanderer, w
died iu 186*0, leaving his title aud esta
to an infaut son, who was boru after
death, aud is now the heir presumpti
The Tichborne baronetcy, which
wild young ofttcor throw away to find
desttuy in the wilds of Australia, is <
of tho oldest and proudest in Eugla
It ie twenty-second in tho order of pr?
deuce, aud was created by James I, wi
hu fouuded thu title. Sir linger was
eleventh iu lineal descent; but long
fore tho pedantic, and grasping Sa
wau Iud by his ambition aud his want
establish tho order, tho name of T
borne was among the honored name
Euglaud. It goes back to tho tim
thu Suxons, when De Itcbcnborne, u
wus called iu tho old Norman Frei
was a famous family in thu Count
Hants. Wo find that Sir lt >ger de T
borno was u Knight of llenry II;
Henry boiug ouly third in dosceut f
tho Conqueror, who reigned ns Ki nj
Euglaud aud Duke of Normuudy
Aquitaine, tho first of tho IMantugei
memorable in ecclesiastical bis tor J
1 Ibo antagonist cf A'lieoketf, at wi
I tomb ho prayed whilo tho edified un
indicted a well-earned ponunco. '
bikes us back 700 years. Wo lind aoo
I Knight, Sir John, us "a person of p
umiuenci)," Parliament man, sheriff
justice itinerant in thu reign of Edi
' II-tho saiuo virtuous P.nd sacred Pi
j who was tumbled out of his throne
cruelly put to death in Barkley Cu
I ouly 515 years ugo. It wm a Do 1
borne, Benjamin by name, loyal
vigilant in the sor vico of tho good Q
Bess, whoso zeal for tho true suocei
led him, us thu world will grateful!
member, lo proceed to Winehestt
V'UMIII us Elizabeth went to rest with I
and without orders from those iu ai
rity, clearly seeing tho inevitable
his prudent English eyes, to proi
James I as King. For which pr<
and judicious service, tho grui
Scotchman made Bon j ?uni u a bun
aud thus he stands recorded as the
of his lino. They were Cavaliers,
Tichborne.1!, and suffered for the o
und were zealous in tho apostolic Ri
faith, tho ii fi li of tho liuo, Sir Jobi
minglid, becoming a Jesuit and dyi
sanctity ut Ghent, 120 years ago.
It was in 1851 when the vagrant 1
was given up as having died at
Suddenly, after twelve years bad pu
news came that he had not been di
ed, that hu hud been discovered iu
I traita, bankin thu sheep districts, le
I a barbarous, nomadic life, mulei
I narnu of DeCastro. Ho had, it was
really escaped Trom EES wreck ol tue
Teasel which was supposed to huve eu
gulphed in the ocean. His life io Aus?
tralia under bis assumed name was not,
ic was admitted, of a oharaoter to inspire
bis noble and gentle relatives with any
enthusiasm toward bim as tho head of
the house. He bore an ill name. He
had married badly. He had misunder?
standings with the constituted authori?
ties, even lo the oxtent of stealing
horses. Essentially vulgar, groveling
aud coarse, ho bad given way to the
gross promptings of his natur?, und had
lived like a convict und u vagabond.
His manners were those of a boor. He
could scarcely read, anil when be wrote,
it was iu defiance of all settled laws of
grammar and spelling. Hts ignorance
amounted to a revelation. The Tich?
borne who had run away from his regi?
ment and his friends was a sien r,
bright, vivacious young man, well vc ted
io his tactics nod especially skillet iu
French, having hoon educated in Franco.
Tho Tichborne who came back waa unu?
sually corpuleut, could uot oorupreheud
tho simplest order iu military drill, not
comprehend a sentence iuFruuoh; wbo
believed Bouasuet to be one of tho early
fathers, aud did not know whether John
Bunyan was a bishop, a prize fighter 01
a h o IBO jockey.
Now comes tho extraordinary part ol
the story. The assumed Sir Hoger re
turned to England. Some of? those whr
had known the waudorer regarded him
as an impostor; others who served in thi
carbineers, who had beeu in bis persona!
service, who bad made boots and cloth
iug for him, who had ministered to bi:
bodily wants and comforts, affirmed tba
ho was tho real Sir Huger. A bimbam
und wife, related to thu baronet, wen
divided in their opinion, tbo busbaui
regarding him as an impostor, the wif<
us thu genuine heir. The immediate re
latives of the barouet, tho young lydy
his cousin, whom hu hud sought in mur
riuge, no longer young, but u matronly
I Well matured ltira, K idol i Ile-iuHistci
that he was au impostor. Hut if tin
woman he loved disowned bim, the wo
mau who bore him took him to her arm
au her long dost son. Lady Tichborne
who would never believe tbut Sir Huge
had been drowned, but wbo continue
to seek bim over the world and to pru
for his coming, instantly accepted hit
us her sou, und remained with him tint:
her death. Ho followed her body to th
grave us chief mourner. It was sai
that grief and years of waiting had u:
footed Lady Tichborue's mimi; that sh
was incapable of judgment, and that sh
accepted this adventurer in tho bungt
of maternal love ut a time when age un
sorrow hud dimmed her reason. lu tim
public opinion was attracted to tho Bit
gular claimant. His story was evin vasse
in all circles. And, aa is so often th
case, cue elans, the nobles aud gen tr;
denounced him us au impostor, whi
the other chases felt that hu wus an oj
pressed, outraged man, and that the)
was no justice in England unless S
Huger could come to his own. The v
gabond was poor, of course, but his pa
tisans furnished him with monoy. Bunt
woro exu luted to be paid out of the r
venues of the Tichborne, estates, win
the law took its course, and these we
purchased by bis friends and those wi
bolieved his story and felt that Euglii
justice demauded bis reinstutemeut
the baronetcy. So in time it carno
trial. The leaders of the English b
wore urrayod against ouch other, tl
Attoruey-Ueueral, Sir John Colorido,
leading tho caso for the defence; Al
Ballantyne for the cluimaut. Tho tri
hus been goiug ou, with a few interval
since May. During the proceeding tl
claimant went upon the stund aud to
his own story. For several weeks 1
was cross-examined by Ibo Attorue
General iu what certainly was tho mc
extraordinary examinai ion known iu Ul
trial. All the resources of legal ski
handled by tho* leader of the Eugli
bar, were exhausted in this ooutroverf
Wheu this was concluded, it was fi
that while Sir John Coleridge mig
have shaken the caso, hu hud not i
Istroyed it. If Tichborne was an imp?
tor, ho was certainly a most remarkal
impostor, for ho hud submitted to
ordeal that would huve tried tho mi
profound and accomplished intelle
lio held to his story, and the trial wi
on until tho defeuco presented it? ct
and adv.mee.1 a part of the evidem
The result of tho evidence has been
oouvinco tho jury tina.t the claimant is
impostor, to throw bim out of cou
anil to send bim to Newgate as an
leged perjurer, awaiting bail in X50,0l
This is a sudden aud dramatic close
tho case, if it really ends hero. We
not see, however, that it is tho et
The claimant was sustained by extra
dinary ovidouce, and there is uo dot
that there is a largo party iu Euglo
who regard him us the real baronet, a
man deprived of his rights by an at
tocracy, which does not caro lo admi
butcher, n vagabond and a bor.se-thici
share precedence with noblemen n
baronets. lint tho comm < n Engl
mind hus board of the Marquis of iii
ings and the Dalco of Newe sile, n
even of His Gracious Majesty Geo
IV, and it sees in this stolid, nugaiu
ignorant Tichborne quite us much :
biltty us iu any of them. Tho sever
of tho court's action-his committal
Newgate nuder bail which makes his
lease impossible-will excite sympntl
Somehow thero is an impression t
the court has been unfair towards hi
and that iu no event bas ho had abu
ant and oveu-bnudod justice. What
details of tho last few days' procoedi
will develop, wo do not know; bu
would not stirpri.su us lo find thu N
gale prisoner the cause of as much
eitcnient ns was known in thu du\f
thu Monmouth who was believed
have been the legitimate sou of Cha
ll, ami who, but. for his own fool
feeble vanity, might have risen by
credulity of tho common people to
Fiery men aro easily put ont.
. . <
MEETING OF CITIZENS OF WARD 2.-We
are requested to state that there will be
a meeting of the oitizenu of Ward 2, of
both races and without regard to poli?
tics, at tho Oourt House, on Tuesday
evening next, at 8 o'clock, to nominate
Aldermen for thnt Word. Every oitizon,
not fully satisfied with ull tho present
nominees, is expeuted to attend.
CITV MATTERS.-The price of Bingle
oopies of tho PIIONIX is Dvo couts.
To-morrow evening, our citizens will
bavo on opportunity of witnessing a raro
exhibition-a comic opera company,
composed of talented performers. Mrs.
Oates, tbu principal member of tho
troupe, hus performed in all.chief cities
of tho Union. Tho operetta for to-mor?
row is tho much-admired "Daughter of
tho Regiment," and all who have a de?
sire to get within hearing distance of the
stage should oall ou tho Messrs. Ly
The Legislature, during its late ses
siou, passed 33G Acts and joiut resolu?
tions. Tho Governor pussod two (which
were carriod, nevertheless) and allowed
four to become laws without his approval.
The managers will accept our thanks
for a oard of invitation to the Hibernian
snppor, to-morrow evening, at McKen?
zie's Saloon, ia honor of Ireland's pa
Winter resumed supremacy, yester?
day, completely upsetting Mrs. Som
mer's good intentions.
Seo what Messrs. W. D. Love Sc Co
have to any in this morning's PHONLX
relativo to dry goods, etc. A membe
of tho firm is now in New York, makin)
selections for tho spring and summe
I The attention of our merchants i
called to tho depredations committed b
several colored women, who, with bal
kets upon their arms, visit differer]
I stores, and, whilo tba attention of th
clerks is called off by ono or two iu th
purchuso of sundi articles, the othei
raid on tho goods, deposit their slea
ages io tho baskets and cover thom wit
their shawls. Yesterday, iu ono of tl
?tores of Messrs. T. J. & H. M. Gibsoi
some of these light-fingered fumali
wero overhauled. One of tho malo pe
suasion was likewise caught iu a simili
fraudulent attempt, in tho store of M
R. M. Stokes, Esq., of the Unit
Tv nc st, arrived ia Columbia, last nigh
Although he lost his entire office, he
uot disheartened, but will soou refu
nish nod bo at work again io a vei
PiicENixiANA.-Dark ages-the ladi?
Io tho Now Hampshire electio
Straws show how the wind blows.
Among tho warmost friends of the oi
term principle oro convicts.
Whoa a woman caa faint, and has
capital opportunity for fainting, ai
yet does not faint, you may be BU
that she has some other feint in view.
Indian meal-baked dog.
A kiud word will often tell more th
severest reproof, aud a sigh of som
mikes far deeper impression than op
A Cincinnati woman sold her hair
bail out her drunken husband, and
showed his appreciation by getti
angry at tho loss of her tresses aud p.
euriug a divorce.
Who cannot koop Lis own sec
ought not to complain if nuother tells
Over-warm friendships and hot po
toes aro generally dropped as soon
Many a girl thinks she eau do noth
without a husband, and when she g
ono finds sim can do nothing with bil
A good man, who has seen much
tho world, and is tired of it, says: "I
grand essentials to happiness aro soi
thing to do, something to love ami soi
thing to hope for."
A nenr-sigbled man, beiug advisee
uso glasses, took four, ho says, and i
It is a sad comment upon human
but soft soup, iu sumo shape, pleii
I most folks, and generally the more J'1
you put into it thu botter.
Tho Now York Evening Post et
"Wo do not ouvy Geo. O. O. How
his duties ns special ngoot of tho i
verument to 'invostigato' the Apa
Indians of Arizona." No; but if
mus tho agency as successfully iu
owa interest as ho did tho Freedaii
Bureau, you may well envy him
stoalngo of it.
Tempor?neo and labor aro tho
best physicians of mau; labor bhnrr.
tho appetite, and temperance prov?
hun dom indulging ia excess.
Frightened Mormons, instead oft
ing any number of now wives, aro i
carefully concealing tho number of w
The Englishman who called
Hoosaa Tunnel a "blasted bolo,"
-HoM??r?E7-=m " T?^rm"T? ^ Sn fiBul?oe
that a diffioulty occurred last night,
about half-past 7 o'clock, ia the co-ope?
rative storo of tho Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad, Blandlng street,
between Mr. John Simpson, an employee
of the company, and a colored man,
named Wm. Lucas, io which the former
was killed, by a cut across the thigh,
from a emull pocket knife in the hands
of Lucas. The origin of the difficulty
we did not learu ; the murdered man wa?,
it is said, somewhat under the influence
of liquor. Simpson was a gallant soldier
in the late war - -serving in tho Richland
Voluntoer Rifle Compauy-and his un?
timely death will bo deeply deplored by
I his many friends aud old comrades-in?
arms. Tho murderer was arrested, after
I slight resistance, by Messrs. J. E. Eog
J Hsh and Joseph Prim, (who were present
wheu the unfortunate affair occurred,)
and carried down to Sheriff Frazee, who
afterwards-ably and promptly assisted
by these gentlemon and Mr. W. Reeves,
in tho absence of policemen-succeeded,
after considerable difficulty, in arresting
Haunch Bridges and Wm. Dennis (co?
lored) as accessories. Tho prisoners were
lodged in jail about 12 o'clock. An in?
quest will be held over the remains thia
M Ain ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.0? P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 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
opens9.00 A. M.; closes 1.30.P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
FIRE DIVISIONS.-Chief of Police Jack?
son has matured a plan for dividing -the
city into fire divisions. It is simple,
and can bo carried out at but slight ex?
pense. He thus describes it:'
"The four wards are divided into divi?
sions each, Richardson being the divid?
ing line one way and the ward streets
tho other, being the ward linea, aa de?
signated by streets. In case of fire, the
steeple-man, after the general alarm, for
instance, would strike oue, aa interval,
and then strike one agaiu, for the first
ward, first division, two for the seoond
division, and so on. It is proposed to
have the plan and explanations posted
at tho engine houses, and a sufficient
number distributed to make the matter
plain. Tho convenience will be a great
THE UNION FIRE.-Wo learu that an
investigation has been made by the town
authorities into tho cause of the fire at
Union, on Friday morning, and it is
generally conceded that it was tho work
of an incendiary. This is not the first
attempt at inoendiarism oa the same
premises. The fire originated io a
woodoo building, back of Mr. Eller's
store. We aro gratified at beiag able to
state that the reported death of a colored
ohild is iucorrect. Ia addition to the
losses reported yesterday, we have to re?
cord that of Mr. Malloy's stock of groce?
ries and dry goods; the saddlery shops
of Messrs. Robinson aod Harlan.
Parties from Union state that the re?
ported tiring upon the sheriff, recorded
in a cotcmporary, is untrue.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, March 16.
L. D. Mowry el al. vs. J. Stogner et al.
Judgment and verdict set aside, aod a
new trial ordered. Opinion by Willard,
: B. F. Massey et al. vs. John Adams.
Motion dismissed, und case remauded to
j Circuit Court. Opiuiou by Moses, C. J.
Held, tho order of a Circuit Judge
grauliug a new trial on the facts of the
case is final, and this court is without
power to reverso it. To give jurisdiction
to the Supreme Court to be? aside an
order for a new trial granted by the Cir?
cuit Judge, it must appear that the
order involved only error io law. Oa
the denial of the motion to reverse the
order of the Circuit Judge granting a
now trial, judgment absolute is to be
rendered against the appellant, as pro?
vided by the 11th section of the code of
procedure, aud the case will bo remitted
to the Circuit Court for snob proceed?
ings as may be necessary to render tho
j judgment effectual.
RETJTOIO?S SERVICES TUIS DAY.-Tri?
nity Church-Rev. P. J. Shaud, D. D,,
Rector, ll A. M. aud 4 P. M.
St. Peter's Church-1st Mass, 7 A. M.;
; 2d Mass, 10j? A. M. Afternoon Service,
4 P. M.
Lutheran Church-Rev. M. Waldo,
D. D., 10>? A. M.
Presbyterian. Church-Rev. Jos. R.
Wilson, 10!? Al M. and 7 P. M.
Wushinglon Street Church-Rev. Man?
ning Brown, 10>? A.M., and 3>? P. M.
Marion Street" Church-Rev. W. D.
Kirkland, 10^ A. M. aud 7)? P. M.
Baptist Church-Rov. 3. lu Reynolds,
10>.< A. M.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. C. Shiver & Co. -Dry Goods.
W. D. Love & Co.-Dry Goods.
Reese fe Thomson-Removal.
J. F. Eisenmann-Now Goods.
Rooms to Rent.
Communication Gaza Lodge.
A roan looking for a site for a paper
mill has found one in nu Iowa town,
where, ho says, there are moro rugs in
proportion to tho population than in
j uny other place ho over saw.