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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Wednes ay Horning. March 27 1872.
Oa Tuesday next, oar city election
.takes place. The "citizens" have an
?aexoeptionable ticket in the field, and
~a fair prospect of electing them, if they
?rillgo earnestly to work from now outil
Tuesday, and then tarn oat en masse to
?thopolls and vote. The qualifications
?1 a. voter are that be be a oitizen of the
?United States, an inhabitant of tile
-State for one year next preceding the
-election, that he has been a resident of
the city (or sixty days, and that he has
been duly registered in tbe ward in which
ibe propones to vote. The registration ie
.fixed bylaw to commence three days
? next preceding the day of election. As
-Sunday intervenes, tho books for regis
Gratton will bc* opened, in the present
instance, on Friday. At the last city
..election, it is estimated that ut least one
lihird of tho "white voters uegleotod to
^register, and consequently could not
vote, even bud they desired. There wus
.great indifference manifested on the part
-d?" .the white puople in that eleotion.
-Many were of the opinion that it made
no great difference how the election
weut, aud allowed their business aad
. their natural distaste for election hubbub
^.Eid disagreeable excitement, to keep
them from the polls. They now see,
.however, when they reflect upon the
<Oity Hall swindle, the. embezzlement of
the 075,000 borrowed from Dr. Neagle,
?And the increase of $250, Ouo to the city
-debt, that it does make considerable dif?
iere-neo-not, indeed, what may be tho
political sentiments of the City Council,
-bat-what may be the reputation of the
If diahonest and inefficient officials
continue to be foisted into our city go?
vernment, the public moneys squan?
dered and embezzled, high taxation
tkqpt np, and the city debt increased,
?Colombia, despite all her natural nd
cvontages, ber bracing and healthful c?t?
emete, her central position, her railroad
?connections, her manufacturing facilities
?nd her now rapidly growing business
?nd general prosperity, must inevitably
suffer, and have her progress sadly re?
tarded, if not altogether blocked. Every
j?te who owns properly in the oily, or
-?who expects to earn his living here by
ihonest labor, is directly interested in
?ecuring an honest and eoonomical go?
vernment. The oitizen, whether Demo
-erat or Republican, who would sacrifico
the public interests to party zeal, or to
? mistaken notion of party neaessity or
advantage, is nothing more uor less than
?a con tump tibio fool. Political parties
are formed by the people, und for the
people. They are not thc masters of the
people, but their slaves-their instru?
ments _lo efie.ot good public ends; and
when they can work no good, aa in our
municipal election, they should be dis
.carded. Ho who strives to briug politi?
cal influences into action iu a municipal
election like ours, is either a demagogue
.or a dupe of a demagogue.
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As Om uns SBB US-This is what the
JLoudon Morning Post, of March 6, says
of tho comparative strength of Canada
and England vs. the United Stutes:
"The Dominion could at a shorter no?
tice bringa greater number of troops
into tho field than the great republic it?
self, and it must not be forgotten that if
the frontier of Canada is of great extent
?nd defenceless, that of the Uuited
fitstes is in the same position. At the
-first signal of war, the English fleet
-would cross the Atlantic and blockude
-the American ports, and no one kuows
.?better than the Secretary of tho Navy at
Washington that the Union possessts no
vessels which could compel us to raise
-the blockade, or return the compliments
(fey sealing up our ports." Buriug the
(krag, there is a good deal of suggestion
tin this of how badly off the Uuited
??tales are as to naval resources. Evcut'
?ally, of oour.?e, we would raino an urmy
xnd make a navy, but wo would "catch
.it" at first-in the event of un almost
? o ? ?
Tnc STATE AND COUNTY TAX.-As
-many persons have u very vague idea of
the tuxes imposed by tho last General
Assembly, we print thu following sum?
mary for general information: General
State tux imposed by joint resolution, 8
mills; County tax, under Same Act, ii
mills; tux authorized by tbe Blue Itidge
'bill, 3 mills; total, 14 mills. lu addition
-to thia, there is au uulimitod tux ou real
?-Mtv.te, authorized by tho validating bill,
tho laugnuge used being, "The State
Aaditor is hereby authorized to levy and
collecta tax sufficient to pay the interest
ou the debt hereby legalized und made
beautiful Glass-covered Dishes, Fine
'Salt Cellars, Lemonade Glasses, Syrup
Cane, und every imaginable article of
glassware, at one-half their actual Value,
.nt D. 0. Peixotto & Sou's.
A Cleveland man hus smoked until
he has amaurosis, uiigiiiu, pectoris and
Tb? L?ceme Law-X* It ionstltallonalt
A movement is on foot in Charleston
to resist the executional1; the infamous
I ice nao law, on the gro?itid of ita uncon?
stitutionality. We hopo and .tiolievo
that if the question ia brought before an
impartial tribunal, that the Aot mast be
1 prononnood nnoonstitutional, and, there?
fore, is not law. A communication in
the Charleston News, ot yesterday, from
a lawyer at Kiugblrce, furnishes some
admirable pointa on tbe question. Oar
present State Constitution-as thia
writer, who signs himself S. A. M., puts
it-is a peculiar one, partaking of the
nature rather of the Federal Constitu?
tion thau those of tho States. Our
General Assembly is not simply limited
in its aotiou by tho Constitution. There
are not only certain things whioh it can?
not do, by reason of prohibitions in the
Constitution, but it ouu do nothing ex?
cept what is authorized by the Constitu?
tion. Our State Government, in other
words, us the Constitution now stands,
like the Federal Government, is ono
solely of delegated powers.
Thia novel view is based upon the
singular wording of Section 41, Article
1, of tho Constitution, tho closing part
of which reads: "AU powers not herein
delegated remain with the people." Tho
writer then goes on to show that no?
where in the Constitution is there any
authority given to euaot u license luw,
though there are very explicit pro?
visions in regard to taxation. One
thing, however, is very clear-whether
the law be legally unconstitutional or
not, it is nothing more nor less than
downright robbery to take this additionul
amount of money from tho peoplo. The
two per cent, tax, to be levied in the
ordinary way upon an ad valorem assess?
ment of property, mast realize upwards
of $3.000,000, whioh is over $1,000,000
more than Mr. Comptroller Neaglo in?
formed the Legislature would be neces?
sary to defray all tho expenses of the
State, even according to bis outrageously
Where is all this surplus money
wrung, too, from an already impove?
rished people-to g?? It is almost un?
necessary to ask the question, but it is
well for the people to know nod to con?
tinually bear in mind that they are be?
ing mudo to suffer, to stint their fan i
liea, and curtail the very necessaries of
life, in order to gratify the insatiate
greed of our carpet-bag rulers for money.
So loug as they Oiled their pockets by
the fraudulent issue of bonde, though
outrageous enough, God kuows, theil
thieving did not directly affect thc peo?
ple, except so far as we may have the
interest on the bouda to pay for awhile,
for they will all be repudiated before
they come to maturity.
But now that the bond speculation
are played out, the scoundrels have thc
impudence to thrust their bauds directly
into the pockets of the people. This,
we trust, will work its own cure. A por
tiou cf tho colored people will bo broughi
fuco to face with their wrong*, Uko theil
white fellow-citizens, and wo may thei
hopo for such a combination betweci
the two races us will result iu a rapii
riddance of carpet bugisni.
FAVORABLE DECISION OP SDPKEMI
COURT IN TUE KU KLUX OASES -A spo
cittl telegram to tho Charleston News
dated Washington, Mundi.v, March 25
Tho i'r"jisiou of tho Supremo Court ot
the motion of M es n rs. Johnson uni
Sianbery, for writs of habeas corpus am
certiorari, in th? cuso of T. Jeffersoi
Greer, ono of the couvicted South Caro
lina Ku Kim, was delivered to day. Tin
court decided to grant thu motion, um
ordered the writs to issue, making thoo
returnable on the Sib of April, uud set
ting thu case for argument on the 12tl
of that mouth. Tho decision of tin
court was something of u surprise to th
counsel for the Government, who couti
dently expected a denial of the motion
It is stated that every effort will b
made, on the purt of the Government
to defeut the presentation of thu que?
ti MU upon its merits when it em?es U]
for argument. There is great dread ti
thu result of un inquiry, before the Su
preme Cou rt, into tho oonflti tu tin unlit
of the Enforcement or Ku Klux law, uni
every opportunity will be seized of uvad
ing that ifStlO. There is. also, a marlin
disposition in official circles to avoid au,
examination of the proceedings of th
Circuit Court in thu Ku Klux cuses. A
interesting discussion is ttuticiputcd whi?
thu next move shall b? made.
ROLL OF TUE HOUSE OP LORDS.-Tb
roll of tho House ol Lords, made up a
the oo ni meui:ement of the session, show
that the House comprises 4 Princes of th
Blood, 2 archbishops, 27 dukes, 32 mai
quiues. 107 earls, 30 viscounts, 24 bishop
I and 185 barons; and there was on
j vacancy in the representation of th
! peors for Scotland, caused by tho deat
of tho Kiri of Ko di e. These u umbel
count each peer according to bis higho;
title, though it may be n lower diguit
that gives him a seat in th 3 House-e. g
reckoning among tho dukes thu Duke i
Abercorn, who sits as Marquis nf Abel
corn. Tho House consists of 478 mun
There aro only thirty-one oouviolt
munltro.s in Michigan Stuto Prison.
THB KU Knox ACT IX THH SUPKBME
OOUBT.-As pur reader! ere already
aware, the first attempt to bring the an
constitutional foatures of the Ku Kloz
Act before the Supreme Court for review
baa reenlted iu a fallare, the court de?
clining to tah o cognizance of the ease
which waa presented for its considera
tion. The caso came up upon a certifi?
cate' of division of opinion from the Cir?
cuit Court of the United States for the
District of South Carolina. Upon a pre?
liminary motion to quash the indictment
against Dr. Avery, who was afterwards
tried and convicted under the provisions
of this Act, and sentenced, we believe,
to the Albany Penitentiary, the two
United States Judges, Dond and Bryan,
before whom the case wan tried, differed
in opinion us to the validity of certuin
counts in the indictment. A division of
opinion being certified to the Supreme
Court, for tho purpose of obtaining its
deoisiou upon tho point, the court held
that "a motion to quash falls within tho
principle which excludes all matter of
discretion from thu jurisdiction to re?
view." Technion I ns this niling may
appear to the minds of lnynxeu unuu
quuiuted with the uiaoties of legul prao
tioe, and the loop-holes whioh enable au
appellate ti ibu nal to escape from tho
necessity of deciding a question which
it does not wish to consider, it is no part
of our present purposo to call in ques?
tion its 80uuduess. We simply desire
to call attention to itu practical effect
upon tho fortunes and happiness of thc
pwoplo of South Carolina.
In regular courso, the constitutional
questious which are involved iu Dr.
Avery's case, and in those of tho other
parties who have been convicted under
this Act, eau now only como np upon a
writ of error to final judgment, which
will postpone the hearing of the ques?
tions about two years. Wa aro aware
that thero is also pending iu the Su?
preme Conrt, at tho present time, au ap?
peal from a deoisiou of the same judges,
refusing a prisoner, held uuder the
same Act, a discharge upon a writ of
habeas corpus, but it is impossible to be
sanguine of a more favorable result iu
this thau in thc one already disposed of.
The writ of habeas corpus was sued out
for the purpose of testing the legality of
an arrest uuder tho Act, and served upon
Col. Merrill, the military nffioor com?
manding at Yotkvillo. Col. Merrill
made returu that the body of tho pri?
soner waa no longer iu his custody, hav?
ing been turned over to the Uuited
States Marshal, and this return the
oourt held sufficient. An appeal boiug
prayed to the Supremo Court, it is cou
tended, on thu part of the Government,
that the only question which will I e pre?
sented for the consideration of that tri?
bunal, will bo tho right of the military
to mako arrests, and that it does not
touch the question of tho right of the
Uuited States Marshal to urrest, iu
whose aid the soldiers may act as a mili?
tary posse, and much less tho right ol
tho courts to try and convict uoder the
Act for any of thu numerous offencet
Which it creates. Hero nguiu it is obvi?
ous that nu opportunity is afforded the
Supreme Court, if so disposed, to avoid
the responsibility of passing directly
apou tho constitutionality of tho Ku
Klux Act in its more important features,
by narrowing thu question before them
so us to exclude the constitutional quos
tion altogether. We do not say thal
this will bu done, but if it should occur,
it will surprise nobody.
In th? meantime, tho condition of tin
people of South Carolina, particularly
iu the Districts which havo been do
dared by the President's proclamatioi
to bo in a state of "rebellion," (!) it
simply deplorable. When tho Ku Klin
Act was peudiug in the Senate, the un
constitutionality of many of ils provi
sinus was pointed ont, not merely bj
Democrats, but by leading Republic*)
lawyers aud jurists, liku Jmlgu Tram
bull, sud by leadiug ilopuhlicau jour
mils, liko tho New York Nation and Un
Keening l'ost. After it hail passed, tin
hope was fondly indulged by a few thu
tho President, at whose urgent it quos
and entreaty the Act had been passed
would yet lind no occasion to bring it:
extraordinary muchiuery into play, bj
outlawing any portion o: the Sont hen
country. That hope vanished with he
two proclamations of October last-tin
first giving tho "insurgents," in ii im
Counties of South Carolina (ono Count}
us afterwards discovered, being namoi
by mistake) live days iu which to la;
down their arms und disperse; und tin
other, dec?an ii;; said Counties to bo nu
dur martial la iv, before the "insurgen'?,'
had lhere beeu any to disperse, could
in ibo moro remote portions of thus
Counties, by any course of mail or tele
graph, have received the not ico cou
veyed by tho former proclamation. Tin
only hopo which then remained to tin
people was in the judiciary, und in tin
lust resort in having the question of tte
constitutionality ot this most ut roui on
Act speedily tested aud decided by th
Supremo Court of the United Slates
Wo havo shown what is tho prospect o
any immediate or speedy relief from thu
quarter. This last hopo of the harriet
and persecuted people of South Caro
liua, if not taken away, is, ut least, iu
definitely and painfully deferred. Whu
wonder, theil, that under suoh circum
stances their houris should grow sick
All business, industry and euterpris
most receive-havo received-a parulyz
lng btow. More arrests will be made
and aro being made, to be followed
doubtless, by fresh convictions, insu
much sn the President himself has toll
us in his last annual messuge that non
but the guilty are arrested or in (lange
of arrest, thus making tho raero fact o
arrest, aud still moro of flight from th
oppressod region, positive presumptio;
of guilt. When any exercise of anthe
rity by un employer muy be mudo th
foundation of a charge of "intimidation
or "attempting to depiive nu America
citizen of his rights," and when any r.t
sooiutiou or conceit of notion with
man's neighbors may expose lum to II
indictment for "conspiracy," peopl
matt needs live ss tboagh with a sword
perpetually suspended over them. Tb?
parallel which baa beeu suggested be?
tween the unhappy people of Sooth Ca?
roline, nnder the Ku Klux Aot, and Ire?
land under English mle, or Poland qn
dergoiug that form of "reconstruction"
which is called "Ku s ducat ion," is not
far wrong. Failing the hope of an early
and favorable decision of the constitu?
tional quostion by the Supreme 9 ourt,
it is obvious, that practical relief can
only come from a total change of polioy
and administration st Washington.
ANOTHER GREAT SOAHE.-Last fall
New Orleans and sundry other places
were soured out of their municipal boots
by the prediction of u great tidul wave
either forty feet or 400 feet high, it is
immaterial which. Alter a few week? of
trepidatioo. Prof. Forshey quieted their
nerves uud gave their perturbed spirits
rest by the assnrauces of science and ex?
posure of the hoax. And now coin?s u
i'rof. Pbintamour, ?aid to be u Germau
philosopher, with tho wonderful predic?
tion that, wu shall nil bc knocked into the
middle of next year by u wonderful
comet, bigger, uglier, moro formidable
und moro belligerent tbuu all other
comets that we over heard of. Ho suys
that this grout comet will strike this tdd
earth of ours somewhere between wind
uud water, at 4 P. M., sharp time, Ali?
gn?t 12, ?iud it is going to strike in Lug
laud. The first ell eui of the concussion
will bo to knock "old Britania rules th?
wavu" to the bottom of tho ocean. All
the rest of us will go down, down, and
all our questions will bo settled. Grant's
re-election will need no lort uer discus?
sion, and all about reconstruction will be
forever closed up. Tho Puuhandle that
Clarke wants to sell will be nowhere,
and tho French Kcpublio will bu ditto.
But, seriously, it is strange that iu
this day there ure crowds so foolish as
to place their happiness at the disposal
of every fool that Heos proper to hoax
them; for if there wero uny such comet
we should all huve seen it long since,
blazing like u fiery torch through the
mid-mght heavem-; and iu the second
place, if there were such a comet, und if
it was to strike, tho earth would feel it
less than wo do a first oluss Norther.
Locke's comet, tho most brilliant ami
best known of all these celestial wander?
ers, is nothing but oxygen gae, uud uot
very thick ut that. These dreadful mes?
sengers are very harmless. When our
earth did run ufoul of a comet, the best
of our astrouomors knew nothing of it
for several mouths, and then they found
it out by the power of hindsight. A
few yours since one of those comets at?
tempted a game of bumps with Jupiter.
Lat before it got into that ponderous
planet, two of its moons collided with
tho comet, split it into two comets, uud
sent its divided parts of! about their
business. Now, if our good, old, solid
earth cannot take as good cam of itself
as Jupitor's trilling muons, we say let her
go-at ull events we are willing to take
tho risk without insurance.
THE MURDER OF LORD MAYO.-Capt.
Burton, tho great African traveler, iu a
loug letter to a leading London journal
on this snbject, snys: "I um unwilling
to eeo an uvout no less portentous thuu
the murder of the British Viceroy of
India ho little understood, 80 little ap?
preciated by the people of England,
lo my humblo opinion the loss of half a
dozen pitched batt lus would have less
shaken our prestige, which iu tho East
means influence, not 'humbug.' I be?
lieve it to be, politically speaking, the
hardest blow yet struck at us; while its
consequences ate likely to be still more
inj&ious. From Chinese Yen-nan to
Mot ocean Cape Non the report will fly
that tho 'Kafir' Governor of lliudoostuu
bas been struck down by the Moslem
knife, tho Faith will glory in tho deed,
and El Islam will number another
sainted memory." Capt. Burton goes
on to explain, according to the faith of
Islam the assassin is believed to puss to
tho highest paradise. Perhaps it was a
knowledge of this tenet, coupled with
his observation of the temper of the
East India Mohammedans, that caused
Mr. Seward, during his lato visit, to
utter the remark, justified by luler
event i, that tho next political problem
which tho English would have to deni
with in those possessions, would be that
of fanatical assassination.
ENOLISH MONASTERIES.-After a sup?
pression of 300 years, monastic lifo has
revived again in England, and its spread
is ono of tho most remarkable signs of
thu times. Under tho spirit of religious
toleration, the various liueieut orders of
Monks, tho Benedictines, Dotniniciuus,
Capuchins, Augustines, Cistercians, and
others, have established themselves in
various parts of England, und have
evince tho ancient aptitude of the
Kornau Church for sccuritig choico loca?
THE EVAXGE&ICAL A ?JUANCE IS? RUSSIA.
The deputation of thu Evangelical Alli?
ance to Kassia in behalf of religions
liberty, seems to bo bearing fruit. A
member of tho deputation, Col. Von
Wurstemberger, iu Switzerland, who is
now traveling in tho Bailie provinces of
Kessia, reports that "thousands of
former forced converts to tho Greek
Church havo now publicly returned to
the Protestant Church," to whioh they
originally belonged, and which thoy
never really renounced.
SUICIDE or A KESFKCTADLE YOUNO
LADY.-Ou Friday alternoou, a j ming
lady of respectability, named Miss Lue
li. O. Farley, residing on Catherine, be?
tween Smith and lien ry streets, Kioh
moud, Virginia, committed suicido by
taking a large dose of laudanum.
DEATH OF A DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR.
Prof. Goldstuckor, tho profound and ac?
curate Sanskrit scholar, is dead, and has
left instructions that nil his manuscripts,
covering researches of moro thuu thirty
yeats, must bo burned.
D o o ?et, X I -t o IXL S.
- Om MATT EUS.-Toe price of single
oopicp of the PHXENIX ?B five cents.
Rev. Manning Brown will accept, oar
thanks for a copy of the "Minutes of the
Sonth Carolina Annual Con foro nco of
the Methodist Episcopal Chnroh South,
held at Spartanburg, 3. C., December
1318, 1871." The work is published by
Messrs. Walker, Evans <fc Cogswell, of
Charleston, under tho supervision of the
Kev, A. M. Chrietzbcrg. Tue pamphlet
contains twenty-four pages of general
advertising-thus materially reducing
the cost of publication.
The heavy and exteuded rain storm of
Monday, interfered materially with our
railroads. About fifty feet of the track
of the Greenville Road waa washed
.away nour Pomuria-detaining the down
passenger eight or nine hour.)-until a
train could bu sent from Columbia. A
lund slidu ?.n tho Augusta end of the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road, dutuined tho Northern train ubout
Mr. W. K. Greenfield keeps np with
th? ugo of improvement. Ile has lately
received several beautiful vehicles-bug?
gies, carriages, etc.-of latest style.
Persona iu want of vehicles should give
him a call, with tho full assurance that
they will bo fairly dealt with.
Wu learn that the shipments ol com?
mercial fertilizers over the Greenville
and Columbia Railroad, so fur, fully
equal, if they do not exoued, auy previ?
ous y en rs.
Thu annual meeting of the South Ca?
rolina Medical Association will be held
in this city on the third Tuesday in
April. Thu uttention of the profession
is culled to the meeting, which promises
to be one of great interest.
Tho ape und the Indian afforded in?
tenso amusement at the Purim Bull, on
Monday night. The guutlemen per?
sonated the characters to perfection.
Tho apo was, finally, so severely wound?
ed by u well-directed arrow from the Ia
dian':' bow, that he was carried off on
the back of the savage. By-the-way,
tho detcution of the Greenville train
spoilt the fun of several gentlemen, who
expected to bo present. Never mind
they can wait until next year.
Messrp. Soibels & Ezell have disposed
of the lot on the North-east corner of
Blanding and Bull streets; also, the lot
on Sumter, between Lumber and Upper
Messrs. D. C. Peixotto & Son offer to
dispose of their stock of ohiua, crock?
ery, otc, at lov rates. Soe their notices.
Puces ix IAN A.-A prime-mover-A lo?
It is a way with tailors to recommend
things which aro much worn when yon
want to buy new.
Most lively when "kuockod up"-Base
A mau can got through with life in
very short order since the telegraph was
invented. He is born, then "schooled,"
then "colleged," "incendiarized" once
or twice, und finally "suicides" in de?
The new brilliant shades of green will
bo very fashionable; they are lizzard
green, serpent green, and thu whole
f imily of clive gretna.
Our professional star gazers tcoff al
the iden of any dauger from Profesad
Plautaniour's comet, due next August
They nflirm thut a collision between i
and tho earth would bo like one betweer
a bull mul a locomotive, tho comet get
ting the wurst of it. How little it is tc
bo feared i.-, also illustrated by the fae
that iu 1SG1 wo passed directly througl
a comet and nobody over knew of it
Now bring ulong your comets. Wh<
lu sumo portions of the South, it ii
getting tu bo dangerous lo uso the WOK
"niggardly" uveu. "Colored-ly" is lin
Salvini, tho great Roman tragedian
outs his throat, instead of stabbing him
eolf, in Othello, and Story, tho nrtist
approves it, for, says he, "tho weapon
of tho Moors wero curved ones-ho*
oould ho stub himseli?" But Othello'
weapon was "u sword of Spuio," a Tu
lodo bindo-how could ho cut his throat
And how could ho make his last speed
with his throat cot?
Artificial piety, like flowers in wax
droops not in the boor of drought, bu
the fair lily of true grace hangs its heai
if the rain of Heaven bo denied. Trn
faith, liko Aro, has its attendant amok
of unbelief; but presumption, like
painted flame, is all brightness. Lik
ships at sea, trna Christians bave thei
storms; but mero professors, like pic
tured galleys on tho caines, ride on fi
nu milled ocean.
Many children havo their hair totall;
ruined by having it craped and pinche
with a hot iron when they aro quit
young, in order to pamper the vanity t
a foolish worldly mother.
. LTMITB OP THE WARDS.--Tho Wards,
M DOW arranged, extend? ss follow?:
Ward 1 from Lower Bo a o dary to Gervais
street; Ward 3 from Ger vain to Plain
air et; Ward S from Plain to 'Laurel
street, and Ward 4 from Laural to the
upper boundary of tbe city.
MAXI. ABKANOKMJJNTS.--Tb? Nor thom
mail opens at 3.00 P. H.; closes. 7.ID
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes COO A. M. Charleston
night mail opona 6.30 A. M. ; clones 6,00
P. M. Green ville mail opens 6.?6 P.
M.; close? 6.00 A. M. Western.mail
opens 0.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 8 to 4 P. M.
SOOTBRBN ENTREPRISE.-Messrs. Por?
ter & Steele have jost received a beauti?
ful assortment of lambs wool spring
caasimerea from Charlottesville, Virginia,
where they aro manufactured. For soft?
ness, Quo texture, durability and tasteful
patterns, they compare favorably with
the inoit costly French fainos of the
kind, while they are much leas in price.
No ono would believe how superior iu
quality the goods are till he sees them.
It is raally remarkable, and as an evi?
dence of what the South can do in the
manufacturo of flue woolen fabrics, ia
LIST or Nsw ADVEBTISEHENTS.
Acts of the General Assembly.
Meeting S. C. Medical Association.
W. J. Etter-To Eleotors.
W. J. Black-Corn Whiakey.
W. S. Monteith-To Rent.
D. C. Poixotto & Sou-Auction.
Porter & Steelo-Juat to Hand.
Horr.r, A u in VALS, M ?ireh 26-IViek?rton
Il mT - W J Kimball, N Y; Col Wm Jouuston,
N O; li Junee, Aiken; J dohaffor, H ?; B T
Whitlock, Fia; Fred O Bush, u i O it lt ; Gol
Huehuetl, N C; A L Knightcr, Columbia; JA
Ur..wu, Misb; M V B clough, Md; li fl Allen,
ui ford; E A hi nd r-ay, (ia; Mrs Lockwood,
dpariauburg; A b Uprings, wifo, two children
aud Borvdut, Mba E li baxter, York.
A handsome young woman, an alleged
widow, is Euoch Atdeniog New York
with success. She gets a mau to en?
gage lo murry her and settle ou her in
advance so tuuoh money; then her first
husband rushes io, with a long board and
a revolver, uod that ia the laat Philip
Kay over aees of the widow and the set?
Ayonng theological student, not'far
from Boston, recently invited a yoong
lady to attend a concert. The dam-el's
answer to the invitation was in this wise:
"If you come as a 'temporary supply'/
I must decline the invitation. I am
only hearing 'reg?lur candidates.'" He
Some of the people up in Michigan,
can't seo why it is that they don't get
their mail matter regularly. Six towns
in the State are numed Sherman, five
Grant, live Sheridan, four Colfax aud
thirty two more huve but sixteen names
The most popular man in Vienna, is
said to tm the Turkish nabob Kulilpu
cha. This is accounted for by tbe tact
that recently ut a fete which cost $40,000,
numbers of cold pheasants were served
at supper. 'Servants picked out the
birds' eyes and laid them on ladies' nap?
kins-they were emeralds.
A candidate for constable, on the tem
per.mee ticket, in nn iuterior city of
Massachusetts, ruined bis reputation for
sobriety and his chances for political
promotion, hy attemytiug to step on a
load of hay, which bo mistook for a
stn ct, car.
Two yung girls, sisters, of Lynch?
burg, Va., gave birth, almost simultane?
ously, tho other day, to children, fruits
of illicit lovo. Botl* db-d in child-birth,
and in their dying statements :mplicat<d
two prominent citizens tu moir seduc?
tion. Both men were arrested.
Two men having arranged to Qght a
duel in Rhode Mund, the Governor
n-sued a proclamation forbidding it,
whereupon ono of tho parties sent him a
note Haling that one of them would
stand in Connecticut and tho other in
Massachusetts, and shoot over bis mis?
erable little State.
A genllemun from London lately, in
making a return of his income to the tax
commissioners, wrote on the paper:
"For the Inst three years my income has
been somewhat nuder ?150; in future it
will bo moro precarious, as the mun is
dead of whom I borrowed the money."
Emulating tho notoriety lately gained
by Mount Washington, Vesuvius is to
have a railway to its summit; and before
long we shall probably bear of a patty of
foreign scientific gentlemen providing
for their crater comforts in a winter so?
Tho friend of a yoting couple in Illi?
nois, who desired to elope, gavo a con?
cert in a school-house for their beoefir,
which realized five C'liars, and with Ibis
Tho "meanest man" in Central Illi?
nois is a farmer living near Decatur.
He discharges his laborera Saturday
uight, and charges them for lodging and
bovril over Sunday.
Covered Dishes, Soup Tureens, But*
tor Dishes and Pitchers, at very redncud
prices, to close out entire stock ef crock?
ery, at D. 0. Poixotlo & Son's.
Such is tho dread of small-pox at the
Weat, that one of the papers there sug?
gested that the State, arma be vaccinated.
At a recent bull fight in Madrid, Ibree
horses and two malo performers wei?
A good-sized jack-knife and several
nails were recently found in the stomach
of a Couueoticutcow. Rather hard faro.