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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Fr i ay Mor ni nc March 22 1872.
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. V. t??t HM Toar Party lJon?. atad What
ls li U?lnfi, Cor thc Tolling JlaueiV
Thin is the query, aqoording to" the
Union, which should be put to politioal
parties. It is avery proper question,
and one the answer to which is damning
to carpet-bagism in South Carolina.
The Republican party North may, in?
deed, make some at least plausible
answers in their own behalf in that sec?
tion of country. But even then, it is a
well known faot that it ia the power of
capital that sustains the party. Ia New
York, the capitalists are Republicans,
and the toiling masses are the Irish De?
Republican legislation boa also favored
the wealthy rather than the poor. The
wealthy bond-holder has no tax to pay,
while the toiling masses are compelled
to labor to pay the interest on the bonds
which the wealthy capitalist possesses.
More than all, tho prices of tho very ne?
cessaries of life which the poor man con?
sumes are enhanced fifty, 100, 200, and
even still higher per cent., for the bene?
fit of rich manufacturers.
The cost of living to a farm laborer in
South Carolina is about doubled, by the
operation of a tariff w'iioh the Republi?
can party has oreated to increase the
wealth of the already affluent manu?
facturer. A protective tariff may bene?
fit, to some extent, a fow operatives in
faotoriea, bot even to them the advan?
tage i* doubtful; while it unquestionably
porks a positive wrong to the toiling
raillions who are not thoa employed,
and especially to the agricultural la?
borer. But here, in South Carolina,
what has carpet-bagism, (for we have no
Republicanism,) done for the poor la?
borer? Many and lavish promises have
been made, alluring prospects of forty
acres and a mule, land for the landless.
? home for the homeless, and such like
fanciful benefits have been held out, but
where is the realization? Hundreds of
thousands of dollars of tho people's
money have been squandered, ostensi?
bly for the purpose of buying lande
cheap for the poor colored people.
Where is it gone, and where has a co?
lored man bought an acre of ground
from the State, except ut doubl? itu' sale?
able value? The carpetbaggers ba vt
pocketed the money, and the poor toil
lng millions are .left to toil with tb<
debt on their shoulders, and to bo left ai
a legacy to their posterity besides.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars ha vi
been appropriated for the ostenBibli
pnrpose of eduoating the oolored cbil
dren. Where has that gone, and wher<
is there a decent fraction of the oolorei
- youth of the State receiving educations
advantages? Millions upon millions o
dollars, too, of the people's money, am
wbioh the toiling millions must inevitn
bly share in paying, hsve been aquas
dered to gratify the pampered lust an
avaricious greed of our carpet-bag rulen
Where is the corresponding benefit t
the laboring millions? A host of carpel
baggers aro rolling in wealth. The
sport their fancy teams, their gilde
bretts, their flashy jewelry, and gloe
over the contemplation of their stool)
and bonds, accumulated in their patr
otio endeavors to benefit the toiling mi
lions. The oolored people who have di
voted themselves to h o neut toil in th
Kountry are, like their white fellow-cit
xena, in no better condition than the
were seven years ago. Those that hav
accumulated anything huvo dono it b
the sweat of their brows, and despit
the disadvantages which a rotten G<
vern mo nt begets. Carpet-baggers ma
speak glibly enough about being tl
working-man's friends, but their deec
show the contrary. Ten millions <
State money stolen last year looks vei
much like helping the honest laborin
man. That cat won't jump, Mr. Unio,
Some days ago the Sunday Mornin
Time? gave a condensed report oi tb
McClure case in a single wood out, re]
resenting a ruffian with a revolver i
one hand and a bundle of ballots in tl
other, holding an election! The piotui
was entitled "how ?lections aro held i
Philadelphia." Tho infamous electic
law for this State puts the ballot-bc
into the hands of carefully seleotc
scoundrels, all Radicals. They hai
given this Stato its officers for thc lu
four years, and this monstrous vi liai i
is not yet repealed or amended.
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Tho New Hampshire Patriot doolan
the late result in that State was product
by the most infamous means ever en
ployed in a popular election, and is
triumph of fraud, bribery and coerci?:
alike disgraceful to tho victors and \
the State. By such means an ondors
ment of Qoneral Orant and bis adtnini
trntion was obtained. In tho Sont
bayonets produce Radical victories, ar.
in tbo North, frauds aro sustained
Tile Debt to Dr. Ningi?,
Tho Gity;'Gounoil, ?t ? tne|r meeting
Monday .afternoon, passed' a roatJlution
that tba Mayor be authorized to, execute
three notes of $25,090 each, and with
snob notes negotiate a loan to pay the
debt to Dr. Neagle, which they say fell
due on the 4th instant. It is an impor?
tant inquiry for the citizens of Colom?
bia, who have to foot tho bill, what bas
become of the money? At a oitizens*
meeting in Ward 4, Wednesday evening,
a colored man, Jack Bell, in his attempt
ed defence of the present city adminis?
tration, says yon (meaning the while
people) oharge that those mpn are cur
rapt. If they have stolen, why do you
not prove it in the courts and prosecute
them? or words to that effeot. This the
Union applauds as very smart, and
doubtless believes to bo correot in prin?
ciples. Carried to its logical results,
suoh a proposition con moan nothing
else than that every man in the commu?
nity, who is not a penitentiary convict,
is a lit and proper person to be entrusted
with the people's money and the con?
duct of their publia affairs.
It is simply absurd, and is nothing
more nor less than the rogue's constant
plea, and with whioh ho ooasoles him?
self and is emboldened to further tbofts.
"I know I am a rogue; other poople are
satisfied of it, too; bat they oun't prove
it, and I am safe from punishment;
which is all I care abo nt. " It should be
remembered that publio officials are ser?
vants of the' people, their stewards or
ngentB, and it is for them to give au ac?
count of their stewardship-a full aud
minuto showing of the manner in whioh
they have managed the people's affairs,
and especially what disposition has
beon made of their money. If they fail
to do this, they mnet be presumed to
have acted dishonestly; and at any rato
should not be the recipients ot further
trusts. We are not without legal proof,
even as to one aot of fraud on the part
of the presont Council-that is the City
Hall contract. Tho damnable rascality
there is patent, and it is simply sicken?
ing to hear any man who has a pretence
of decency about biro, defending or ex?
cusing any man that had part or paroe]
Here oom ca now the $75,000 said tc
have been borrowed from J. L. Nengb
j to build the City Hall. Not over $5,001
baa been expended on tho hall, if thu:
much, and yet we aro told that tin
money is all gone. Not in so mau;
words, but it is proposed to borrov
money on $75,000 of notes of the cit;
to pay Mr. Neugin. The city has a!
ready paid, or coutracted to pay, :
heavy discount to Dr. Neaglo. Then
notes of the Mayor will again, as a mat
ter of course, have to be discounted
and then the bonds of the city will aftei
wards have to be heavily discounted t
raise the funds to redeem tho noteB. J
the transaction was oven an honest oot
suoh financiering is enough to damn au
set of publio officers in tho world. Het
is an attempted fraud of over $50,00(
in one job-prevented only by the prom j
action of some pubiio spirited citizen
and as plain as daylight. Again, $75
000 borrowed, and no accounting for i
expenditure. Again, $250,000 udded I
the debt, or songbt to be, and soon wi
be, added to the debt of tho city, in tl
face of their own declaration that the:
?B upwards of $40,000 realized fro
taxes over and abovo expenditures, ur
yet wo are asked for proof io convi
before these men are to bo distruste
Men of the same stamp und charact
are again nominated for office thront
tho credulity of tho colored poopl
Tho difference between Carpenter at
H?ge and Wigg and D.-uny is mere
that between a jackass and a mule. Tin
are very muoh aliko, only Carpenter ai
H?ge are a little moro so.
A BEQUEST-STOP THIEF.-Bumo
have been, for the lust four day*, rile c
the street to the effeot that certain pu
ties (whoso names wo have heard) ba
perpetrated a forgery on tho Cuuu
Treasury, whereby $1,000 of a Bpeei
fund have been illegitimately appropi
ated. It is further stated that $500
the fund thus fraudulently drawn h
been restored and that the parties ba
promised to refund the balance durii
the ourrent week. Will Treusur
Greene furnish tho publio, eitb
through our columns or those of o
neighbor, the News, with the facts of t
caso upon which these rumors an? base;
Or state whether they are true or n<
Otherwise ho must be regarded as coi
pounding with felons if tbeso riiiuuruu
true; charging not only felony (to ci
taiu parties mentioned) but also forget
[ Ora ngeb u ra Ti in es.
DEATH OF A CENTENAWAN.-A few du
since there died in MI?H city a neg
woman, named Dinah Waiker, who i
tainod-it is said by thoso who aro fau
liar with her history-tho unusual ugo
120 yours, nearly u century and a qui
ter. Thia aged negress was formel
owned by Freeman Walker, E q , t
hither of tho lato Gen. W. H. T. Walk.
A daughter of hers is now liviug in tl
city nt tho ripe ago of eighty-two yea
and ll ROU at that of sevent v.
\A uyusta ConstHuiionalist.
, We. au abu uoud last week tliat at tue
tiru?'bf going to press, the troop of ca?
valry wore odS the Western side of the
Ooouty, uials?bg arreste. The flrat ex
Sloit bf the oom maud was the capturo of
tr. T. M. Handers, whom they found at
the house of his father-in-law, Mr. A. T.
Walker. Mr. Sanders had boen in town
every' day'for a week previous to bis
arrest, and oosld have been captured at
any time, i j The /effect, thopgb, would
not bave been so 'aramntia as drugging
bim out at 4. o'clock in the morning und
taking bim along as a prisoner of war.
The company returned from this raid on
Thursday moruiug, bringing with them,
busideu Mr. Sanders, Mr. T. T. CoBtlea,
lVobard Woods, Wm. McColium, Martin
Wude, Thomas A. Anderdon, Jamed
Dar ny and Joseph Sims. Mr. Sims wat
released after a few hours iu jail, it ap?
pearing that he had been arrected by
mistake. Mesura. Woods, McColium and
Wade were kept at headquarters ncdei
guard all day, but were finally discharged
on their parole, after haying been sub
jeoted to the accustomed inquisition.
Mr. William Leckio was arrested OE
Wednesday of lust week, and kept ic
jail till Saturday, when he was reloaded
on bail. On Thursday night, auuthei
raid was muda by the cavalry in tin
Turkey Greek neighborhood, und tin
following persons captured: J. D.Saaarr,
S Howell, M. Good, John Joues, Jobti
MoGarluy, J. T. Luve, Lue Gaston ano
Amos ticaife, colored. About the same
time, u detachment from York arrested
and carried to the jail at that place Mr.
J. M. Kirkpatrick and his brother, John
Kirkpatrick. During ' the week. Mr.
Baxter Crosby wa* arrested near Lauda
ford uud lodged in the jail at this pluoe.
Mr. J. T. Walker was arrested iu Go
lom bia on Friday last, and released oe
bail. Ou Tuesduy of this week, Mr. T,
M. Sanders was allowed to give bud, nm!
WUB discharged. All tho rest of the un
fortunato prisoners are still in jail.
It is proper to statu that all thu arrest)
were made by the military authentic:
without any pretence, of acting as ut
auxiliary lo thu United States Mardbal
There wus neither Commissioner tm
Marshal here. The arrests, however
were madu cu wartuntu issued by Goto
missioner Porteus, wheu here labt Dc
The?e are limos when wo are all at tin
mercy of arbitrary power, and it, pro
bubly, therefore, would bu wise for u
to speak with bated bri at h. That over;
feeling of our heart ts in deepest Kym
pat hy with these imf orin nate victim? o
political persecution, it. ie hardly ucocfl
awry for us to say. - Chester Reporter.
CAIIOI?INA NARUOW GAUGIS ItAinnoAi
From a communication m tho (Juruliu
Eagle, we learn that a charter lins bee
gi au ted by the North Carolina Legisln
turo for tho above named rond, which i
to begin nt a pontt nu the State lino i
the direction of Yoikville, am. rn
thence to Delius, Lmcoluton, Newtot
Hickory Tavjru und Lenoir. Tho tn
gifes the Couuty Com missioners, iu th
several Counties, power to submit que:
lions of County subsoiiption to tit
voters of their respective Counties, i
uny time they sue proper; the snbt>ori|
tious not to exceed the sum of $200,01
j iu any one Couuty; und prescribes
they have not taken lhat means of asce
faining the will of tho people iu regar
to subscription previous to thu reguh
election in August ucxt, that they BIIH
do so then; and em po ?ers them to sui
mit Htioh questions repeatedly, if tl
sum of subscriptions duos not arnon nt 1
$200.000. This iu thu first intimatic
we havo seen in print of this prujec
but that it is feasible there eau be i
j doubt, and wo ure equally certain Yo;
County will do her part iu consumion
iug the enterprise.- Yorkcitle t.nquirt
New Yorkers have suddenly lost th?
appetite for veal, iu consequence of tl
discovery that a Brooklyn butcher lu
slaughtered a number of inocul?t
calves, which ho intended to sell iu tl
renkets, tint was prevented hy t
heall h officers, lt appears that a Pren
physician hud inoculated the calves wi
tho genuine cow pox, und in this mann
hud been able to get u largo amount
vaccine virus, which he Hold and ul
exported. The doctor thought the calv
wem justus good, if not u little hetti
after lieing inoculated mid recoveri:
from ils effects. It tended to pori
them. Tho same thing hud been do
in Frunce for years, hu said. T
Frenchmen ufo tho veal, mid not.
i Frenchman had yet been poisoned. T
Now York WorUt, which is nothing
not scieuli?c, endeavors to allay t
terrors of tho veal eutois by the iuforu
lion 'hut thu virus of the small ?nix ev
muy bo swallowed with perfect impuni
Notwithstanding these assurances, "vi
ciliated veal" is not likely to becom*
Timors MOVINO.-Company D, 1
Linnell States Cavalry, under thu co
maud of Capt. Weir, left Ibis pli
Tuesday muming lust for Opelika, A
bama. This reduces the garrison ut I
post to one company-Company H, li
Wu have not heard what tho distill
ano? iu Alabama is, but wo suppose it
bo ihut tho people in* showing u dis]
sitiou not to swallow Radicalism che
fully, uud need a little dragooning
bung them up to the proper standard
The departure of Troop D wus c
tninly a source of deep regret to c
class of the community. From (hoi
menso coucou reu of colored damsels tl
attended thuin to the cars, and from I
lachrymose demonstrations ut tho dep
it was not unfair to conclude (hut. i
most of the troop hud professed M
monism while uurriug on I he plains.
I Cheater Kcporlt r
Tho British Government has voh.i
pension of ?1,000 pur iiiiuum to L:i
Miyo, widow of tito assassinated (
vernor General of India, und reit
??0,000 on bia children.
? TEKIUDLB ?iianT.-WU?U I was Bri?
tish Consul at R-io Janeiro, I passed a
night of horror, wbiob morning revealed
under tne most.puiufully distressing cir?
cumstances, mid tho mournful resolta of
which could have been so easily prevent?
ed had it not been for negligence on my
part, that 1 have never ceased to blame
myself for the horrible death that occur?
A rich trader from the interior called
at the consulate to transact somo busi
! ness in regard1 to thu shipment of hides
and tallow, and as ho came bringing a
lefter of introduction from an old friend
of mine, I extended to him tho hospi?
tality of my residence. He was a socia?
ble, well-informed mun, bad been en?
gaged in the oattlo trude, both in Cali?
fornia and Anatrulia, and could relate
thrilling incidents by the hour, and so
interested me by his conversation, that
I forgot an important business transac?
tion, and found myself compelled to
tn*ko my excuses after tea, for the pur?
pose of attending to it, leaviug the
trader on tho verandah to enjoy bia
smoke. I was absent longer tbau I lind
intended to be, and returned to find that
my guest had retired for the night. I
also lound upon my table a bottle, ac?
companied by a note; but supposing it
to bu some present of wine or other
drink, which I WUH the daily recipient
of, I left it to be examined und perhaps
tested by my gu? at aud myself at the
break fast-table next morning, and re?
tired. Tho weather being very warm, it
was my custom to leave thu inner doora
ot my residence all open for n free cir?
culation of aii; but this night I retired,
feeling au unusual oppression from the
beut, and thuro soemed to be souiu
strange iuiltieucu neting upon mu, soma
foreboding of lear that held me in wak?
fulness until fur into the night.
It wa? perhaps 2 o'clock when I waa
aroused by a most unearthly groan, and,
springing up in lied, HUW tho most fright?
ful sight Unit 1 ever beheld, almost
freesing tho blood in my veius-a hi
doous form robed in white, with bloody
foam; oauh hair scorned lo uland sep?ralo
from thu other upon itu head, and ita
oyes deathly glaring ai it carno towards
mo with on uti etched bauds, uttering
the most uuoartbly groans. lu horror,
I sprung out of bed aud ran, pursuod by
tho awful form, as I crouched hero und
them to escape it; but on it came, grow?
ing moro fearlul as it upproauhed. At
last, I thought of the latticed closet in
thu adjoining room, und fled for it, my
very kuoea knocking with fear, reaching
it uud closing the door as my ghostly
pursuer put bis hands through the
Prowl 1,itt-.ce work, reaching fur lu nfl et
mo; bul 1 waa ?alo from pursuit at lust,
and in the feeling of security, my
strength all guvu way, und thoio I lay
upon Ibu floor in helplessness, us I slured
out at tue feurfol form thut was clinging
to tho lattice trying to roach mu, while il
uttered the most pitiful muons.
The excitement h id benn too much foi
my wuuk frame, UH I had only recoverer
from uu exhausting Bluetts, and J
swooned away under it. How long I JHJ
in un iusoiiHiblo condition 1 kuuw not
but wheu I revived tho horrible foru
wau still there, but it had lalleu by tin
door, aud was lying still, with its fao<
upturned and its eye fixed in a death h
glare Uh, Heuvcns, whut could it. be
It was no phautom of air, aud yut '.
could not believe it to be a human form
Was it some victim of a premature buria
from the plnguo that hud turn away fron
the imprisonment of the collin, ant
come to pursue mo with its deadly cot.
tugiou? I shuddered to think it; ui <
thou I was foretell to rumaiu in my frigL
and wea'tuess willam reuch of the fem lu
uud ghastly form, visible from the dir
lights I olwuys kept buming in m,
rooms ut night. Again I swooned away
uud wheu next I revived tho broad day
light wa-? streaming in on tho stark, RU
(orm lying at tho door. Oh, Heaven*
it was the mulei ! And yet it was difij
cult, in those fear I ul ly distorted nu
foaming features, to recognize bim; bn
yet it was my guest-such u guest, un
such a html! What un uni? teutiuut
turu my hospitality bad taken! Au
what a pitiful uppeul my guest was muli
ing to mo, hud 1 but known itl
My servant carno and throw nomi) ligl
upou the malic: by telling mo thut th
(ruder hud given him thu bottlo un
note; particularly insisted upon hin git
mg it to mu and culling my alteution t
it on my return. Tho note wau brough
I read it, nod nil was expluiued, alus! to
lalo. The trader was subject to feurfi
lits, and thu bottle contained tho oui
medical preparation that would rcstoi
him; uud bis note expluiued till this, an
requested me, in thu event of his bein
taken, to give him n wino glass-lull, un
but ho his fuco and bunds until hu r
Poor fellow] genial, but unfortuua
guest of miue, wu placed his body in
vault, to await his family, and I hui
never ceased to blame myself for tl
mishap thut sont him into that ?on
Among the curiosities of M. Thier
political administration of French u
fairs, may bu noted tho fact that h
views on public mutters do not ngn
with those of uny of bia cabinet mini
ter?; und these lutter, in their tur:
differ in policy to au extraordinary tl
grce. Truly is Fruuou a chump'igt
bottlo aud iSr. Thiers thu cork. Cut tl
string, und what un explosion wou
Many ambitions Germans in this con:
try hnve applied to the Emperor of Ge
many for decorations, uti of which, ho
over, liavn bern uniformly rejected 1
ibu ungrateful old mun.
Tho criminal class of Bellin in?reos
us tho city grows in population and it
pot tunco. It is now estimated by tl
police authorities ut 25.OOO-largely di
to accessions received since tho war.
Rumor says that Qeorgo Band, who
past und young lifo was so uotorion
h aa abjured her in Ariel opinions, und h
become a devout und sincero Catholic
Judge T. J. Maokey visited this place
on last Saturday for tue purpose of mak?
ing arrangements for a permanent resi?
dence. Ile secured the house in East
Chester that belongs to Mrs. Si E. Al?
bright. and ezpeots to move his family
here by the 1st >f April. He was called
upon during his stay by nearly all the
metubors of the bur, and impressed them
favorably ns to his determination to do
his whole duty ns an upright and inde?
pendent Judge. He is bold and out?
spoken ou the outrageons violations of
law, that have been enacted by the Fede?
ral authorities under the preteuded sanc?
tion of the Enforcement Act. It is his
avowed pnrpoHe to impress upon the
grund juries in bis circuit the duty of
lindiog true bills against all the Federal
otfioer.s who have arrested citizens with?
out, warrants. Thin is an issue we would
be glud to see made.
Ou Saturday night the Judge waa sere?
naded by th? Radical brass band. He
didn't make a speech, but what pleased
them better, he gave them $2 to buy
whiskey with. They drank it up and
played one more tune in houor of their
success as bummers.-Chanter Reporter.
DEMOCRATIC TAXATION.-Tho rate of
taxation iu North Carolina for the com?
ing year is less than four mills on the
dollar, or thirty-eight and a third omits
ou every S1U0 worth of property. This
t ix is levied by a Legislature overwhelm
?ugiy Democratic, aud is in striking
contrast with tho Republican administra?
tion of iiiT.tiis in Srfiitu Carolina. The
Democratic Legislature of North Caro?
lina tax tho people less than four milla
on tho dollar; the Radical Legislature
of South Caroliua tax us near twenty
mills on the dollar.
The people of Jackson Couuty, Flori?
da, of which Marianna is the seut, oller
a reward of 530,000 for a substantiation
of tho charges of Ku Kluxism made
against that Couuty, and a true and cor?
rect list of the names of the ''181 mur?
ders, (it loen of the number hoing women
und children," which are averred to have
been committed in tho County. Thia
reward is offered in viuw o? the slander
' mis report of tho legislative committee.
Dr. Joly, a French authority, says
that thc French consume more tobacco
(bau any other nation, and he rashly
comes to the annul usion that the enerva?
tion of the French soldiers in the late
war was duo to the combined effect of al?
cohol aud nicotine upon the uatioual cha?
racter. A further consideration of this
subject would probably show that to- j
buceo and beer were tho secrets of the
Uni niau BUCCeKH.
The charming child, May-the-Fay,
with the Templeton troupe, says the
Raleigh Sentinel, is a little tar heel. Her
mother, Mrs. Carpenter, was the daugh?
ter of a wealthy well-known citizen of
middle North Carolina, who, at her de
misc, desired that her two daughters
("May" being one of thom) should be?
come actresses. "Muy-tbe-Fay," if BIIO
lires, will meet tho expectations of her
TUE MILIT?IS? A nu OSTS.-Within the
past two weeks three arrests have been
made-the prisoners being- J. M. Kirk?
patrick, J. li. Kirkpatrick and W. L.
Fulton. J. F. Little was released from
custody on the 14th, on his own recogni?
zer co, in the Hum of $3,000. There are
now twenty-three military prisoners iu
confinement here. - Yurkville Enquirer.
A tragedy, most sud in its detuils, took
place in the Seventeenth Ward, New
York, on Monday. Wm. Trevert, a
?criuuu citizen iu comfortable circum?
stances, nccideutaliy shot his wife with a
pistol, killing her instantly. Trevert
became a raving maniac when be saw
what be had done. He was locked up to
await tho action of the Coroner.
At tho session of the Court of General
Sessions for E.I ge ti old County, Judge
Melton presiding, tho case of the State
vs. Winslow Hamilton, for the killing of
Captain George Butler, occupied all of
Monday and Tuesday. Attorney-Gene?
ral Chamberlain for the State; Chancellor
Carroll and W. D. lia moy, Esq., for the
dufouoe. Verdict, uot guilty.
Mr. Jesse Simpson, a well-kuown and
esteemed citizen of the Western section
of thia County, departed tu nf life ou
last Thursday afternoon. His health
lind not been good for several years,
lie was a lurga and successful planter,
and wus held in high esteem by ali who
knew him aa a kind neighbor und useful
citiz *n. - Chester Reporter.
LINCOLN'S BED.-Says tho New York
'IVibune: The course cupidity that makes
capital of tragedies is just now illus?
trated in Washington. Tho bed anti
bedstead whereon Mr. Lincoln died orb
advertised as for salo, and, donut less,
will not long lack a purshasor. Tho
liking to have such relics as t'ieso in
one'e house is as incomprehensible as
tho desire to make money from them.
TUE CINCINNATI CONVENTION.--The
moro shrewd and crafty of tho Gi nut
Republicaut nro studying how they may
capture tho Cincinnati Convention, on
tho 5th of Jiuie, aud turu it over to Phi?
ladelphia und Geueral Graut ut a later
day in the month. The "little game" is
to d?faut a nomination, aud resolve the
mooting into words, "reform" r?solu?
tions, it c.
PUNISHMENT OF A BUILDER.-A recent
number of u Berlin newspaper says that
a contractor of masons' work baa been
condemned to two years' imprisonment,
aud tho carpenter to ono and a half
years' imprisonment, by ono of tho Ger?
man courts, for criminal neglect in their
work, tho building falling in conse?
A boy convict, named Justin Dunn,
nixteoD years of tige, on Sunday evening,
an he was being locked up in his cell in
tho House of Refuge, B(udall's Island,
stabbed and killed Ins keeper, Samuel
Calvert, with a shoe-knife. Tho motive
of tho murder was revenge, Calvert hav?
ing punished him for infraction of rules.
3EA O O al^ Itemtt^
ESCAPED.-Two negroes, convicted of
the morder of Mr. Heyward, of Bean* (
fort, and who vere sentenced to impri?
sonment in the penitentiary, made their
?scape from their colored guard at Som*
merrilie, on tba night of the 20th inst 4 ?
SUDDEN DEATH.-An old lady, by the
name of Mary Johnston, died suddenly,
yesterday morning, at her residence in
i this oily, abd under peculiar circum?
stances. Coroner Ooleman empaneled
a jury of inquest, who examined several
witnesses; after whioh the jury was ad?
journed until 10 o'clock to-day.
MAID AUK.KHG EM EH TS.-The Northern
mail openB st 3.00 P. M.; olos?s 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
opens 9.00 A. M. ; oloseB 1.80 P. M. On
Sunday offioo open from-8 to 4 P. M.
EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS.-The fol?
lowing appointments have been made by
James Hall, Commissioner of Deeds,
residence nt Memphis, Tenn.; George A.
Bichmoud, Trial Justine for Riohloud;
t M. H. Ferguson, Deputy Surveyor,,
Spartanburg; Thoa. H. Mishaw, Trial
Justice for Charleston County, vice B.
H. Hoyt, removed.
j Crrr MATTEUS.-The price of single
copies of the PHOENIX is five cents.
Gov. Scott bas appointed G. M. Mat?
hison, Esq., a Notary Public for Abbe?
G. W. Melton, Esq., of Yorkville,
bonght a controlling interest in the
King's Mountain Kail road, and post?
poned tho salo of the road.
It is Mr. W. D. Aiken who is on trial
at Wiausboro for tho homicide of John
M. Clarke-not Mr. W. E. Aiken, as
stated by us a few days ego. Ex-G.v.
Vance, of North Carolina, ?6 associated
with Attoruey-Oeneral Chamberlain in
the proseontion of Mr. Aiken.
Uuder the resolution of the citizens of
Ward No. 3, tho chairman, Dr. B. W.
Taylor, has appointed Messrs. James
Morris, M. II. Berry, James Troy, Page
Ellington and Aaron Greer a oommittee
to meot committees from the other
Wards, in the convention, on Saturday,
the 23d instant, at 12 M., at the Court
Thirty-one Kn KInx prisoners, from
Uuion County, passed through this city
yesterday eveniug, en route for Charles"
ton, whore their trials will commence on
the first Monday in April.
PHCENIXIANA.-What is better than a
promising young man? A paying one.
Dies are engraved now-a-days; in
Caesar's time, the die was cast.
When is an encampment most likely to
burn well? When the tents are pitched.
A thief running away is a scamp ; but
1 ja policeman's ohase after him is a soam
A serious turn-The twist of ( one's
Lying awake at night to hate people,
how ridiculous it is.
Tho latest preventive of small-pox
which we see mentioned is a piece of
Limburger cheese bung around the neck
as au amulet.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
P. Cantwell-Cow Feed.
J. M. Dent-Notice.
BODESON COUNTY.-All quiet in Bobe
son. Passengers ou tho train yesterday
report Henderson, the captive reporter,
at Lnmberton, but that he was only on
purole, intending to return to tbs out?
laws. He still asserts that he has been
unabie to hear anything of the where?
abouts of Henry Berry Lowrey. Andrew
Strong und Stephen Lowrey were at Bed
Banks. In addition to the above, Hen?
derson states, on the authority of An?
drew Strong and others, that Boss
Strong is not dead, though he has not
Since writing the above we hear tho
report, as coming from the outlaws, that
Lowrey has been absent from the usual
haunts of the gang for about four weeks,
and will remain away about four or five
weeks longer, but nothing has been
learned as to where he is, or what his in?
tentions are.- Wilmington Star.
NEWSPAPER THAININO.-WO can safely
: recommend a graduate of a newspaper
j office for almost any station in life, at
least for all Buch as require a pretty good
kuowledge of tho peculiarities aud cha?
racteristics of tho human family. A
mau who can preserve tho serenity of
bis temper, the sweetness of Christian
disposition, and an unflagging persever
uuo. amid nil tho obstacles and difficul?
ties which newspaper publication pre?
sents, deserves to bo rauked with Job
for patience, Baxter for goodness, and
tho Iron Duke, for instance, for nerve,
power aud obstiuato d?termination.
In EfcBOX Conuty, Virginia, a gentle?
man's second wile's two sons married his
third wife's two daughters. Anybody is
at liberty to puzzle out their mutual re?