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Wednes -ay '?Lorninx. March 20". 1872.
Th? City Hall Contract Rcuclnded.
Wo loam that tho oootraot made by
Ibo Couuoil with Mr. Allan to build the
City Hall for the sum of $188,000, has
been rescinded. The oontrsot has been
awarded to Mr. Clark Waring for the
?aaa of 986,600, who bias or will enter
Into a bp.nd in the penal sum of $60,000
for the>faithfal-performance of his agreer
ment, with P. W. Wing? John Agoow,
John D. Caldwell and W. O. Bwaffleld
as BU re ti CB. The Council have time
tamed a complete somersault, and ao
?opted, with bad grace though it be,
tho very proposition whioh they utterly
repudiated a few weeks ago. They pro
fess now to be actuated solely by the
advice of the committee of the Board of
. Trade, whioh is very considerate and*
wise in thom. The pity is that they
bave not oftener deferred to the Wishes
and suggestions of that body. By the
arrangement with Mr. Waring, the city
is saved the difference between $158,000
and $86,600, or 051,500. Thia is a con?
siderable gain, and shows what may be
done by prompt and energetio aotion on
the part of honest citizens io thwart the
schemes of oorrnpt officials. The same
line of conduct pursued against the
.State officials, who, instead of attempt?
ing to steal thousands, have actually
stolen millions, would, we sincerely be?
lieve, result in similar benefits to the
goooplo. We have still, though, been
trrolctCjd several thousand dollars in this
Gi^y Sall contract. A sop had to be
thrown to Mr. Allen, to get him out of
Mr. Waring proposes to credit the
?city with $7,000 for work alreudy dono
.on the ball. The work is not considered
to be worth over $5,000, at the highest,
so that there are $2,000 lost here-Mr.
Waring, of coarse, haviag increased his
bid proportionally. Bat there has been
actually paid Mr. Allen $12,500 already,
for the work he has done; so that really
87,500 of oity fonds have been soak.
This, though damning to the City
Council, is money not ill spent, if this
City Hall business. haB opened the eyes
of the colored people to the wrongs and
swindles whioh are being perpetrated
ander the cloak of Republicanism. This,
we believe, hos beea the case, to a great
extent. The old Co oneil, with, a few
exceptions, have been utterly ignored in
the new nominations, and we trust, be?
fore election day, to por eua de them to
ignore some of the equally bad men who
have Becu red their nomination. There
is every reason to fear that Carpenter
and his skin-white confreres will assume
the samo role that their predecessors fol?
lowed, and the oity cannot afford the
?experiment. There is a warm feeling
manifested, on the part of the colored
people, to give their white fellow-oiti
zens, as they term it, "a showing, In
order to produce good feeling and se?
paro honesty and eoouomy in the city
government." It is encouraging to seo
this, and if our whito people will only
throw off their lethargy and respond
cordially to the kind sympathies of the
other ?co, good men will be elected and
the city saved. God himself only knows
the wonderful and hidden power of voli?
tion. Earnestness, zeal and unremit?
ting perseverance put forth in a good
causo will work wonders. Croaking,
doubtful, slothful citizens, who will do
nothing, on the grouud, as they say,
that they hope fornothiag, are almost as
oosarable as tho scoundrels tbat rob us.
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TrrE AMNESTY FAIIOE.-A little farce is
played iu tho House of Representatives
evory week. Refusing to gruut a gene?
ral amnesty, they pass, once in seven
days regularly, a "disability bill," by
which the persons named in it aro re?
lieved of ail disabilities as citizens aris?
ing from acts during the rebellion. In
making up this periodical bill, overy
member hands in whatever lists he
chooses, and none of the names are read.
They insist on only one provision-it is
understood that if the name of Jefferson
Davis appears in any list presented, the
engrossing clerk shall strike it out.
EXTENSIVE SMUGGLING SCHEME.--It is
stated in New York that Government
officers have discovered an extensive
soborno of smuggling silks, laces, gloves,
ka., whioh have been bought iu Europe,
sent to Halifax, and thenco to St. Ste?
phens, New Braaswick, and smuggled
across at Calais, reaching Boston, New
York and Chicago in large quantities. It
is alleged that a Mr. Howard, in Halifax,
with Montreal partios, have thus smug?
gled several hundred thousands of dol?
lars' worth the past year.
TUET WANT PAY.-Tho noble, philan?
thropic and self-saorifluiug women of the
North, who volunteered to nurse tho sick
soldiers during the war, now como for?
ward with a petition to Congress to pay
thom for their work of patriotism and
lovel A bill has been agreed upon to al?
low thom $20 per month while so en?
gaged. What would a Southern lady,
who cl ai mod pay for un ruing Con federn to
'Soldiers, be thought of by her country?
lisVel th? weit im*
portant Aota passed at the last session of
An Aot to^ mor^effectually provide for
the recording of aft conveyances ol real
estate. .< ' fl. Krc
An Aot to amar?a Seotion 279/ of the
oodeof preopdur?! (' \. ? H
An Aot.to regulate, tho gran Ung .of di?
An Aot to empower the Judges of the
Probate Court in their, respective ?onu
ties to issue executions.
An Act to regulate the manufacture
and. 6^ ,of i ppm merool (t?tiUa?rs in the
State ^jfca&QMPiiplk j .????*? - --
An Act to authorise Clerks of Court?
of Common Pleas to ta kp testimony in
An Act to provide the manner for ob?
taining the right of way where the lands
are surrounded by other landa.
An Aot to authorizu aliens to hold pro?
An Aot conferring upon the County
Commissioners certain powers in relatiou
to the license and sale of intoxicating
An Aot to amend sundry sections of
the codo of prooeduro relating to tho
An Aot to amend an Act to secure ad?
vances for agricultural purposes.
An Act to amend an Act providing for
general elections, and tho manner of
conducting the same,
An Aot legalising certain marriages,
and for other purposes theruiu men?
An Act for the bettor protection of
An Aot to empower fathers to legitima?
tize certain children by last will and
An Act to amend au Aot providiog for
the assessment and taxation of property,
passed September 15, 1858, and all Acts
Au Act -to omeud an Act to revile,
simplify and abridge the rules, practice,
pleadings and forms of the courts of the
An Act to alter and amend an Act to
revise, simplify and abridge the rules,
practice, pleadings and forms of courts
of this State (2.)
An Act to provide for a uniform system
of school records.
An Act to amend an Aot for the better
protection of migratory fish.
An Act to amend an Act to provide
for the construction and repair of public
An Act to amend the law in relation
to the license and registration of phar?
maceutists, apothecaries and druggists,
and to regulate the vending of drugs and
An Act for the relief of the widows
and orphans of persons killed because
of their political opinions.
An Act to regulate the issuing of
ohecks to laborers upon plantations or
Au Act to reduoe all Acts and parts of
Aots to determine and perpetuate the
homestead into one Act, and to amend
An Aot relating to tho Financial Agont
of the State of South Carolina, in the
oity of New York.
An Aot to provide for a general license
An Act to approve, adopt and make of
force, the general statutes of the State
of South Carolina, prepared nuder the
direction and by the authority of thc
Joint resolution to provide for the re?
publication of certain statutes of this
State, and journals of tbe General As?
In noticing the head-dresses ata re?
cent party in Paris, a corres pcm dont
writes that "ono handspmo person en?
tered with ber hair piled so high and in
such disorder that she brought to our
mind tbe negresses in tho mountains iu
Cuba, who carry ptirso, needles, pius,
thimble, scissors and jack-knife siui?ed
in their wool. Another lind her hair so
tightly drawn over a cushion that she
seemed in imminent danger of falling
over backward. What will tho next fa?
shion be, I wonder? Ono gentleman
hud bis hair cut across the forehead, like
the princes of old."
GOING BACK ON SAMBO.-Tho editor of
the Jacksonville Union, who waa rivontly
appointed postmaster at that place,
taunts his unsuccessful competitor with
the fact that tho greut body of the Higu?
era of bis petition were negroes. That's
just liku these carpet-buggers. Tho ne?
gro is a wonderfully nice man when they
want office, but oucu in office, they turn
up their noses ut tho very night of a
Tho Rome (Ga.) Courier, of tho 11th,
bas a paragraph commencing with these
linea: "Yesterday was one of those
pretty ppriug babies that lie so lovingly
in tho lap of old winter, und promises
HO brightly to Moon grow into blooming
summer." The writer is evidently af
ilicted; but sulphate of magnesia, three
times a week, with sassafras tea for sup?
per, will doubtless set him all right.
DEATH OF AN EDITOR -The Mobile
Register, of Thursday, comes to us in
mourning for the death of Col. Churlos
Forsyth, commercial editor of tbut
paper, and son of the editor-in-chief.
Col. Forsyth, we learn, died suddenly
from an "injury" received, but no par?
ticulars ure givon. He Was Superintend?
ent of tho Mobile Cotton Exchange, and
during tho war commanded the 3d Ala?
VALUABLE PRESENT FROM MR. Conco
RAN.-We learu, says the Lynchburg
News, that W. W. Corcoran, Esq , of
Washington, has purchased tho "How?
ard Librury" of 3,G00 volumes, and pre?
sented it to the Washington uud L-o
University. It is tho most valuable
classical collection in tho State of Vir?
Many of tho provincial capitals of
China have populations ranging from
5??.000 to 1,000,000.
? MODH?I?.' -V?HHOMHIOUT-One.-.O?
the chief inoidents of Mr. Wilkie Col?
lins* well-known novel. The Womah in
}Vhite, is tho assassination in Loudon of
afc Italian heTugoo, Count Fosco, bj
?der7 of a eobrot society of which he
waa a member. To moat readers the
obi8ode most; nave seemed improbable,
ir not absolutely incredible. Yet, with?
in a few weeks, if we are to accept with
unquestioning faith a queer story pub?
lished in tho London papers, Mr. Col
lion* bold invention hos been literally
realized. A man well known in com
meroin) ooralea.hadsuddenly disappeared,,
leaving behind him a letter purporting
tu lia? been written ou -tho of btu
execution by a secret .somety to, wLimb be
hnd.belouged,. and whose orders he had
io come way disobeyed. Accompanying
this was a missive, supposed to coma
from his judgOB, announcing thu fulfill?
ment of tho sentence. Certaiuly there is
hero a most promising sousatiou, and
ono tb ut ought to stir in tho average
British public, already profoundly agi?
tated by Alabama claims und rumors bf
Fenian uprising, a very lively emotion.
More in detail, the circumstances of
this curious story are these: Messra. W.
Blews & ?Son, manufacturera of gas
ohaudeliors at Loudon and Birmingham,
Btate on thu 18lh of January last, they
received a letter, dated tho 12ih, from
their agent at Moscow, Mr. L. lt.
Bauer, announcing bis immediate de?
parture for England to consult his em?
ployers on business. He wrote again
from Kiga on the 14th of the samo month,
from Builin twice on tho 20tb, uud from
Hamburg on the 221. On the 25th hu
reached Loudon, uud telegraphed tu tho
Messrs. Blews that he would leave fur
Birmingham on the 10.20 train. ?Subse?
quently they received a telegram stating
that Mr. Bauer , hud missed this train,
but wuuld leave at 3 in the afternoon.
This is tho last that bas boen seeu or
hoard of him except tho letter mentioned
above, which is dated January 27th,
aud announced his impending death. It
is uddresaed to his employer, and is per?
mitted to bo written, it says, "by special
grace." It hints darkly ut somu crimi?
nal act which the writer was bound to
perform by his obligations to the secret
order whiuh be had joined "in a sad
error" o( youth and inexperience. Dis?
obedience subjected bim to death, aud
this bitter alternative lie had chosen
rather than "do things against which his
soul revolted." His luggage, ho had
added, bad been destroyed, and the in
closure, referred to from his executioners
stated thal for their own safety, certain
papers of tho firm in Bauer's keeping
had beou also burut. This uwo-iuspir
ing doaiiment was signed, "A Sufficient
Accepting implicitly what is here re?
lated for fact, we have certaiuly all that
tlie most ardent lover of mystery could
desire. This brief correspondence, con?
tains all the elements of a first-class sen?
sation, out of which a brisk imagination
muy weave a must thrilling aud compli?
cated romance, bristling with daggers
and evil-minded masks, with seoret mid?
night tribunals, with shadowy conspira?
tors and delightfully unintelligible warn?
ings, with love, and revolution, and mur?
der, in their most attractive phases.
Unhappily, however, there is one weak
point iu the plot, which, for the sake of
our romantic readers, wo almost hesitate
to divulge! Mr. Bauer's mental poise
has never been of the soundest. He had
been once completely deranged; aud it is
quite aa likely that this extraordinary
correspondence is the result of a second
aberration UB that the rule of the Car?
bonari flourishes in England. Again,
there may have been u method in Mr.
Bauer's madness whiuh mudo a sudden
disHppearauco expedient. Yet, under?
neath all its apparent wildness and
extravagance, there still remains in
tho story a grain-a mustard seed cull it
-of possibility, oud we hopo to see it re?
ceive tbe thorough investigation for
which a portion of tho London press im?
peratival? calls.-New York Times.
MEXICO.-Thu New York Journal of
Commer?a saja: "It will bo high timo
for the Government to undertake to pro?
tect Mexico-preparatory to unm-xing
her-after it has shown thu capacity to
protect tho Uuited States. \Vo need
I protection, just now, very badly, not
aloue against Indians aud the Lowrey
gaug aud ether rovers, white, black and
coppery, but against the official thieves
scattered nil over the couutry, who are
robbing tho people worse than ouy
horseback raiders. Mexico is suffering
sumo. Shu bas moro organized fighting
goiug ou in her territory than we have.
But she is used tu it, aud seems tu like
it. Revolution?, like earthquakes, are
her chronic condition, and aru'none of
our funeral' su long as ?he dues not med?
dle with us. * * * All tho official
peculators in this country would liku to
divert jmblio atteulion fora ?hilo fiom
their misdeeds tu those of Mexico; und
a proteotorato of that country, raiding
new questions as it wuuld aud involving
au armed occupation of Mexico, would
please them very much, becauso it. would
turu people's oyo* far Southward from
the frauds going on hero."
In tho Uuited States Court, at Charles?
ton, oo Saturday last, tho order of tho
26th of February last, for tho sale at
auction of a large amount of real estate
involved in tho caso of the United States
vs. John Frazer & Co. el al., was modi?
tied nm) the Aale suspended until thu
further order of the court.
FOUND DEAD.-An inquest was hold,
yesterday, in tho case of tho colored
man, Jorry Aiken, who was found dead
iu NuHMau street, Sunday night, and tho
verdict rendered was that ho came to
his death from excessive driuk aud ex?
posure.- Charleston Courier.
Tug llAiiKian AND AUOUSTA AIR-LINK
RAILROAD -lulormuliou hus been re?
ceived at railroad headquarters, in Ibis
city, that the bill granting a charter lu
thu above named railroad has passed the
Georgia Legi&luturo.-Raleigh News.
EKOO?*A?DBM IH KBNTUOX?.-A moak
strang* and thrilling romanoe in real life
has jost culminated in thia County, and
we hasten to lay ita details before our
readers. It appears that a "short time
previous to the/breaking out of the re?
bellion, a young married man named
Eldridge Millar,' with his Wife and two
very ?mall children, emigrated front Gal?
loway County to Arkansan. -'When ?he
war came on, he eulisted in the Confede?
rate army, and soon after was taken pri?
soner ia notion and a?n? tp a.'Ohiaug?
?iriaon. After remaining confined there
or AO me time, he waa released,, po, oou
ditldn that he'shOold enlist- togbWent
aml4ighi-thoIndians. He had not been
in tho West long before he was taken
oaptivo by tito red skins. After u long
and weary captivity of yearn, ho at
length made his escape and returned to
Arkansas. Meunwhile, his wife, sup
poxiug him to bu deud, had left there
and joined her relatives in Henry Coun?
ty, Tennensee; and l/ere, after searching
for her in vuin in Arkansas, the long-lost
husband came some two weekB ago in
quest of her and his children. He found
her living at Crossland, in this County,
but no louger belonging to him. A mau
named Wm. Schr?der, a widower with
nine children, and f:rmerly u Culloway
count ian, had become enamored of her
in Arkansas, nud, following her to Ten?
nessee, had finally prevailed upon Ina- to
murry nud remove with him io this
County. Fiudiug her again married, ho
dui not seek to induce her to return to
him, but mendy laid claim to his chil?
dren. These were refused him, and hu
instituted suit to recover them. The
oise was to have had a hearing on Mon?
day lust, but on tho Sunday previous, at
the woman's instance, lhere was a pri?
vate interview between her and hor first
husbnud, which resulted in their doping
together, luaviug Schr?der iu the lurch,
and going, it is supposed, back to Ar?
kansas. Sokruder docs uot seem to take
his los? very greatly to heart, but say?
his wife was perfectly right in going off
with her lir.it husbaud if she loved him
best.-Murray (Ky.) Gazette.
SNOWSHOE THOMPSON AGAIN-lin
BEATS THE OVERLAND TRAIN.-In no?
ticing thu arrival of celebrities at Wash?
ington, the correspondent of the San
Domingo Bulletin refers to a remarkable
feat perforinud by ono well known in
Tho most notable of tho recent ar?
rivals, aud the avant courier of all, is J.
A. Thompson, well kuown in California
and Nevada as "Snow-shooThompson,"
who used to carry Ibo mails on snow?
shoes over tho Sierras, aud hus a claim
uow pending iu Congress for that Her
vico. He left Keno on the 17th of Janu?
ary, and three days afterwards, the traiu
got stuck in a drift thirty-five miles
West of Laramie, in spite of tho efforts
of four locomotives to pull through, pre?
ceded by a Sunday's work of shoveling
by all bands. On Monday morning, tho
wind was blowing and tho snow still
drifting; so Thompson, with one fellow
paaseuger, Rufus Turner, of Idaho, set
on foot and walked to Laramie, where
they overtook a train that was also stuck
in the snow a short distance from (he
village. At this point, Turner con?
cluded that he wanted no more pedes?
trian exercise, with the thermometer
down to 15, 20 and 30 degrees below
zero. But Thompson pushed on alone,
and walked in two days fifty-six milos
further, to Cheyenne, spending the
night at Buford Station, near tho sum?
mit of the Kooky Mountains. At
Clu yenne, ho found a truiu just start?
ing, and came through to the Missouri
River, tho first mau direct from tho Pu?
nido coast for about two weeks, aud un?
doubtedly thu first that over beat the
iron horse ou HO long a stretch. Ho
says he found very little snow anywhere
except in tho "cuta," which, it seems
from his description, are njt ordinary
railway cuttings, but purely temporary
features of thu road in winter, caused by
tho banking up of suow thrown oil tho
track at the sides, which, gatheriug ac?
cretions by tho action of thu wiud
blowing tho successive fulls of tho snow
from ten to twenty feet high on each tide,
between which tho suow subsequently
balls and is packed down hard, with no
means of throwing it off.
SHAMEFUL.-It is very evident that
tho administration officials are-to use
homely Euglish-doing soma very tall
lying in their testimony before tho Sale
of-Arms Committee. The chief ord?
nance officer sells Si.500,000 worth to
an individual ut ono time, und was pro
fouudly ignorant of tho purchaser's
being an agent of tho French Govern?
ment, when everybody else knew it be?
sides himself, lt is not denied, how?
ever, that tho cartridges woro manufac?
tured by tho Government, and, with tue
arms, delivered when tho receiver was
kuown to bu such agent. It appears,
further, that tho arms Bold to French
agents were taken to tho piers from
which the French steamers sailed from
New York, though at the same timo ono
of thu Government officials declared
that he did not know that the parties
who purchased wero agents of Franco,
or that the arms were to be shipped on
French vessels there. What a precious
set of know-nothings those Government
officials arel Whatever may be the de?
cision of tho committee, the publio
judgment is already made up in this
arms matter, and it is that the admini?
stration has been proved guilty of every
nhargo alleged in tho resolution of Mr.
A Gorman in New York, bunt on nelf
oxtinotion, applied io an apothecary for
arsunic, but thu druggist suspected his
purpoHO, and gavo him powdered chalk.
Thu Gorman wont home, ?wallowed tho
dosi', and then yelled lustily for assist
nuco. Ho vas relieved after ono emetic
and two stomach pumps.
A laud slide on tho l'an lr? Railroad in
Brazil, South America, buried tho road
so that it will take two mouths to olear
MAIL ABBA??GE?KHTB.-Tho Northam
mail opens at 8.00 P. M.; oloses 7.15,
A. M. Charleston day mall opo^s 4.00
P. M. ; oloses 6 00 A. M. Charleston
bight mail opens 6.80 A. M.; olotes6.00
P. M. Gr eon ville mall opens 6.45 P.
M. ; oloses 6.00 'A. if. Western mai)
opens 9.00 A. M.; oloses 1.80 P. M. On
Sunday office open (rom 3 to 4 P. M.
OITT MATTERS.-The price of single
oopios of the PHCOJIIX IB .Qvo.cents.
? We have been requested to state that
u mooting of tho citizen? of Ward 4, ir?
respective of porty or color, will be held
ot McAllister's building, Upper Bound?
ary street, this evening, a'. 8 o'clock. All
citizens ure carne liy invoked io be pro
The old arm of J. II. k M. Ii. Kinard
has been dissolved, the senior member
of tho ooncern continuing the business.
The stock ia being replenished, and in a
short time will be completo in every re?
spect. Mr. M. L. Kinard contemplates
commencing business ou his own hook.
Peter B. Glass, E-q., has been ap?
pointed ad interim Iaternal Revenue
Collector for this District.
Reuse & Thompson, tho Plain street
barbers, havu changed their bass, and
removed to tho old stund of Haynes
worth & Carroll, near Heise's confec?
tionery. They ure both full}* compe?
tent to give you a good sbavo or sham?
. Mr. J. Wallace Airiger, (of Charles?
ton.) general Southern agent of tho
Eclectic Magazine, Now York, paid ns a
short visit, yesterday. He is quartered
at the Columbia Hotel.
Mr. Johu P. Arthur was electod Vale?
dictory Orator of the Eu ph rad ian So?
ciety of the Uuiversity at its last meet?
ing. Ho is a member of tho law class
and will deliver his oration in June,
during commencement week.
DEATH IN ABBEVILLE.-Wo rogret to
learn of tbe death of that estimable
citizen, Dr. Isaac Branch, at his homo
iu Abbeville. He died, we are informed,
about 3 o'clock, yesterday morning,
after au illness of but a few days. The
Doctor was a native of Vermont, but
for years a resident of Abbeville. His
activity and business energy, his kindly
heart and high integrity of character,
won him the admiration and warm
esteem of a host of friends. Ho hts
been in feeble health for a long while,
in consequence of his advanced years.
He was upwards of seventy years of ugo
at the time of his death. He was a con?
The trial of Mr. W. ?T'Aiken7for the
alleged murdor of Mr. John A. Clark, is
now progressing in Winnsboro. Mr.
Clark was killed in a personal rencontre
by Mr. Aiken, sometime last sprit g.
The fact of Mr. Clark being a Republi?
can official, invests the trial with some
additional interest. Mr. Chamberlain
conducts the prosecution; Colonel Rion,
General Butler and Mr. McCauta appear
for Mr. Aiken. Tho defendant is a
young gentleman of high social stand?
ing, and favorably known throughout
the State. His friends are confident ol
bia full acquittal, upon tho ground that
the homicida was committed in self-de?
APPOINTMENTS.-Tho Governor has
appointed John Marlin, of York County,
a Trial Justice, vice- Gaffney; Fre
derick A. Booker, Commissioner ol
Deeds, resident at Kalamazoo, Mich.
Gustave Staovcu, Notary Public, Edible
Isluud; M. H. Ferguson, Deputy Sur?
veyor of Spartauburg County; H. C,
Corwin, Auditor of Newberry County.
Tho following aro the Trustees of tb?
"State Agricultural College and Meeba
nica' Institute," located at Oruugebnrg
Messrs. A. J. Willard, Columbia; J. J,
Wright, Beaufort; John Wilson, Ander
son; W. D. Harris, Columbia; Gilben
Pillsbury, Charleston; Benjamin Byar,
Orangeburg; R. J. Donaldson, Cheraw
C. M. Wilder, Columbi J; H. W. Dan
A number of merchants from Abbe
ville-George White, of White Bros..
G. McD. Miller, of Miller & Robertson
Wm. Hill, of White, Hill & Cunning
ham, T. P. Quarks, of Quarles & Perrin
ond Wm. A. Hill-cunno down yesterday
to make some settlement with the hiter
nal revenue officers, with regard to a lo
of tobacco wbich was seized in their re
spectivo establishments, some tinv
since, for alleged violation of the rove
nue lews. They a? gentlemen of th
highest standing, and it is to bo hope?
they will have a happy deliverance fron
this potty annoyauoo. It seems that ii
opening thoir boxes of tobacco, the;
had not been caromi to preserve tho re
venuo stump iutaot, as the law require*
A detective of the Government ponucei
upon them and seized tho tobacco
which they aro now BcekiDg to recover
Tobacco merohnnts should be careful t
keep their stamps ull right.
M 49m Omi- Vmvvwm' ?'jwrin'e i
orowded, lae* Dight, again.?
Good-ior-Notbing," afforded an
?dp\d 'of' am?wment.' "Hsrrj*
t?qu. , ^o **?pad? ciap?e" wai a Won?
der! ol performance. The "Prima Donna
of a Night" was an amusing little har?
ietts7. The italian lesson Waa easily,
leariicd. To-night is the lost puff'
auoe for this season, but we sine
hope that Columbia will bo j honored
with another and mor? lengthy visit
from < thjft . real ly talented - troupe
artists. . '. ; ! . 1
PHOBNEUANA.-''Few die, and none
resign," is "the truth, the whole truth,
And tioHiinIT liyt ?I??? truth " abotit the
The New York Herald grows witty
enough to call "Gould a plnckod Jay/'
Yet the impression is that he "feathered
his neat" well beforo the plucking was
It is said that a good-looking young,
lady of Covington killed twenty-one
fleas at one sitting. She is certainly en?
titled to rank a? a celebrated flea-botom
The latest conundrum out is, ""Why
should a' merchant go so often for money
that is coming to him?"
A poet calls Schurz the "sword of
truth," the "poiriord to bant," the
"rapier to fraud," and "foil to the
BWord Jof power." Quite pointed com
. He who thinks better of his neighbors
than (hey deserve cannot be ft bud mau
for tile standard hy which his judgment
is formed is the goodness of his owi
Money is a great lever in the affairs of
man; so great a loaver that some of us
oas never keep it.
A man is in no danger as long as ha
talks love; but when he writes it, he is
impaling himself on his own pot-hooka
Humility is a grace that adorns and
beautifies every other grace; without it,
tba most splendid natural and acquired
acquisitions lose their charm.
A man in love is a man who wishes to
be more amiable and agreeable than he
can be, and this is the reason why almost
all men in love are ridiculous.
If a man lose his breath, he shouldn't
ron for it; he will catch it quicker by
Would you bo surprised to learn that
the man who stole the judge's coal
shortly afterward appeared in a law-suit?
THE MHETINO AT CAB DUNA HALL.
There was a large and encouraging at?
tendance of the citizens of Ward 2, at
Carolina Hall, last evening. The hall
was well crowded. Mr. W. K. Green?
field wan called to the chair, and Mr. S.
O. Peixotto was requested to act as
Secretary. The Chairman, in a few
terse remarks, stated the object of fte
meeting to be to secure the nomination
of good men os Aldermen of the Ward,
without regard to politics or race,
j On motion of Mr. T. J. LaMotte, tho
Republican nomination of C. M. Wilder
and Cap. Carroll was accepted as the
nomination of the meeting, and a com?
mittee of five were appointed to select a
nominee in the piad.'?' Mr. Hogo. Tho
Chair appointed upon the committee
Messrs. T. J. LaMotte, D. C. Peixotto,
C. F. Jannoy, (white,) and Messrs.
Christopher Hayuesworth and William
lioose, (colored.) Tho c6mmitteo nomi?
nated Mr. John Agnew, who was then
declared the nominee of tho meeting.
A committee of five, to bo known ns the
working committee, was appointed to
act with fcimilur committees from tho
other Wards, and muko a nomination
for Mayor, and call a public meeting of
tho citizens of tho entire city, if it be
* Uer tho business was ended, Mr. C.
F. Jauney made an admirable' address,
directed maiuly to tho colored oitizens
present. He claimed that he fully rep?
resented the feelings and sentiments of
the young men of the city, and, in a
great part, of tho State also, whon he
declared that the young men were deter?
mined to oaBt aside, as memories of the
musty past, the fogy platforms and ideas
that hud direoted the movements of the
wu5** noople since tue wur; that, with a
full acknowledgment of tho equal rights
and i 'ivileges of the colored people,
they proposed to join hands with them,
and work shoulder to shoulder with
them iu the redemption of a common
country. Mr. Jauney struck the key
note for the young men of the State,
aud the enthusiastic applause with whian
his remit k* were received-showed that
he struck u responsive ohord in the
hearts of his oolored hearers.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of tho General Assembly.
Mrs. Oates-Irwin's Hall.
Foand- A Bunch of Keys.
Mooting Acacia Lodgo.