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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Thursday horning:, April 4. 1872.
The Geneva Arbitration.
It seems to be the prevalent opinion,
both in this country and in England,
that the agreement to submit the differ?
ences between the two great nations to
the judgment of a judieial tribunal,
will prove a grand failure. The treaty
was lauded on both sides of the ocean in
grandiloquent strains, as marking a
great epoch in the marohof civilization,
when nations shall oea&u to refer their
quarrels to the arbitrament of the
sword, but, like indiviluals, shall ?sub?
mit thom to tho inquiry and determina?
tion of a peaceful court. Tho "amica?
ble arrangement," however, from the
present oondition qf affairs, does not
hold forth any very flattering proepect
of ultimate success. Upon tho presen?
tation of our "case," with its counts for
indirect damages, covering hundreds of
millions of dollars-in fact, nearly the
entire cost of our late civil war, from
and after the battle of Gettysburg
John Bull gave a bellow of wrathful in?
dignation, that was re-echoed through?
out his mighty realms. The English
press and the people pronounced such a
claim preposterous, and signified their
determination to draw out of tho game
immediately, if such Yankee tricks were
. to bo practiced and sustained by us as
Our Government seemed astonished
and utterly unsuspecting of the outcry
and denunciation with whioh our "case"
would be received, and would, doubtless,
Withdraw the claim for iudireot damages,
but has not the moral courage. Grant
is probably afraid that such an unmis?
takable "back down" would sacrifico his
popularity and defeat a renewal of his
lease of tho White House, which is the
darling object of his heart. On the
other hand, there are equally weighty
reasons that prevent him from manfully
and unequivocally sustaining the "case"
as presented by the oounsel of the
United States. Such an attitude as?
sumed by him must result in the com?
plete failure of the treaty, as England
firmly asserts that she will not continue
the arbitration if our case is not modified
to meet her ideas of what is just and
fair. The arbitration, if successfully
ended, will be the ohief feather in the
oap of the present Administration. It is
the only important measure of foreign
policy that Grant has undertaken, and in
that view, it is both natural and proper
that he should anxiously desire to have
it crowned with a successful issue. But
a bull-necked stand on the part of onr
Government involves great risk of a war
with England, which, in the present
condition of our army, navy and gene?
ral war materiel, and the evident disin?
clination of the groat majority of our
people to have another war thrust upon
them on the heels of our bloody and ex?
pensive oivil straggle, may prove not
only disastrous to the country iu the
end, but ruinous to Grant's Presidential
aspirations in the coming campaign.
The only chance now loft of continu?
ing or completing the arbitration is by
compromise, and to this end diplomatic
correspondence between Mr. Fish and
Lord Gruuville has been directed for
some time past.
The exact nature of tho propositions
on the one side and the other have not
been specifically made known; but if wc
may judge from the recent tone of tho
London papers, her Majesty's Govern?
ment U now very complacent, and is
congratulating itself upon tho situation
in which the vexed questions now rest.
The intimations from these sources are
that our Government is willing to sacri?
fice the substance for tho shadow.
We insist upon retaining the counts
for indirect damages, but proffer to fix
the amount beyond which they are not
to be assessed, and that amount only
such as Great Britain would be willing
to pay as direct damages. This ia essen?
tially as much of a back-down as the
aotnal modification of our caso in accord?
ance with England's demand would be,
and is a virtual acknowledgement that
our caso was not fairly and justly pre?
sented. But it is thought that this spirit
of concession on our' part has boen ma?
nifested too late. Thc day fixed for the
filing of the counter claims is the 15th
instant. No definite agreement has yet
boon mado on tho basis of our last pro?
position, and boforo one can be entered
into it will bo too lato for England to so
remodel her answer as to meot our quasi
claim for indirect damages, even if she
should BO detormino to do.
SUICIDE.-"Wo learn that a Dr. Law
ronce, a physician and tendier in Homo,
Ga., committed suicide Tuesday morn?
ing, by shooting himself. It is said that
a slanderous report affecting his stand?
ing financially was tho cause.
Two female students, at Loipsic,
recently had n fencing duel, in which
ono lost an eye and tho other a part of
PROFESSOR MORSE.-Oar telegraphic
oolutans yesterday announced the death
of Prof. Same el F. B. Morse, iu the
eighty-first year of his age. No mau
deserved better at tho bauds of bis coun?
trymen. His life has beeu a benefaction
to his race. Wherever civilizatiou has
a foothold the name of Samuel F. B.
Morse is known, aud the title of Father
of the Telegraph is accorded him. Ho
was a mau who, by his deep scientific
knowledge and his energetic persistency,
did more than any other to bring distant
pointa and countries together, thereby
hastening the day of universal civiliza?
tion. Though spoken of as ono of the
most successful men of his day, yet this
position was not obtained without sacri?
fice and persevering labor.
When he, Professor Morso, first made
known his plan for the utilization of
electricity, he was laughed at as a vision?
ary, and it was seven years before he
could induce the Government to assist
him in practically testing his discovery.
lu 1843, the sum of 830,000 was appro?
priated by Congress for the purposo of
building au experimental line from Bal?
timore to Washington. This insured
the success of the telegraph, and tho re?
sult we know. Professor Morea received
decorations and valuable pecuniary tes?
timonials from nearly all the great pow?
ers of tho world; .and, better than all
these, ho earned an enduriug place in
the memory of his own countrymen.
The first submarine telegraph was laid
iu the harbor of New York in 1842, at
the instance and under the supervision
of Professor Morse, who for this service
reoeived a gold medal from the Ameri?
can Institute. Out of this enterprise
grew tho Atlantic cable, with tho history
of which wo are all so familiar.
FRONTIER OF TEXAS.-There is little
less than a state of actual war, without
the security of its usages, being carried
on between the borders of Texas aud
Mexico daily; a state of affairs which has
continued, it Boems, for nearly six years.
The brigandage complained of is carried
on by Mexican horse and cattle thieves,
under the "patronage" of the Mexican
officers cf the army, and the civil officials
of that delectable Government. The
Mexican markets are thus open for the
sale of stolen property, and a ti x on the
same is regularly collected. Au organ?
ized band, acting under a Mexican gene?
ral and commanded by Mexican officers,
are proven to exist, and the murders aud
robberies committed by them are so fre?
quent that a reign of terror exists be?
tween the Nueces and the Bio Grande
Rivers. The United States Government
hus at last been aroused to tho necessi?
ties of the case, and will despatch troops
to the frontier.
MORE ARRESTS.-The following addi
tioual arrests have been mado in New?
berry and Laurens:
Newberry-Dr. E. C. Joues, John
Merchant, Franklin Merchant, Dr. Wm.
Kinard, Eli Wall, B. F. Dodd, Sim Ma?
lone, Jeff. Duncan, Grafton Laney and
Isom Russell and wife, tho four latter
Laurens-R. E. Richardson, J. A. Le?
land, W. E. Black, J. H. Richardson,
H. W. Anderson, E. West, W. M. Rich?
ardson, R. L. Potter, B. F. Ballow, Wm.
Anderson, Antone Mark, A. W. Teague,
of Clinton; J. T. Craig, R. R. Blakely,
I. Complon, E. Young, R. H. Williams,
H. S?ber, S. Pearson, G. Davidson, B.
S. Jones and Bluff Meadow. Tho last
named is a colored man.
.DR. SAMUEL HENRY DICKSON.-A let
ter received last evening announces thu
death of this distinguished Charles
toniau, which took placo at his resi?
dence, in Chestnut street, Philadelphia,
nt 10 o'clock, on Sundny morning last,
after a paiuful illness, which had con
liuod him to his bed for more than threo
weeks. Dr. Diekson was about suveuty
fonr years of age.
Dr. Dickson was one of tho founders
of the South Carolina Medical Collogc,
and, for moro than half a century, was
un acknowledged power in litorury cir?
cles, enjoying, besides, tho highest
honors of his profession. Nor was tho
knowledge of his profound ability con?
fined to ono oity Or State. Throughout
tho republic his learning and scion tifio
attainments were fully recognized, and
at his death he was Professor of tho In?
stitutes and Practice of Medicino in tho
Jofforson Medical College cf Philadel?
phia, where he succeeded the eminent
The sad tidings of Dr. Dickson's death
may not have boen altogether unex?
pected, but tho sorrow of tho people of
his native oity will be none the leas
dcop. To him it was given, in aa omi
nont degreo, to win love as well as com?
mand respect, and his loss will cause
acute regret in very many Charlostou
homes. Of him might South Caroliua
well bo proud, and tearfully will her
sons mourn his sudden death.
[ Charleston Noxs.
In Switzerland, a writer says, in tho
old times, tho peasants' clothing was
very coarse, and their holiday clothes
wout from father to son, for several gen?
erations; so that it was common "to see
a countryman in tho doublet and breech?
es of his grcat-graud-falbor."
Tho great boll on tho tower of Notro
Darno, Montreul, is the largest and hea?
viest on the continent.
STELL THEY COME.-Tho Washington
No day passes without bringing to
light some new defalcation. As the days
of. the Administration diminish, the
thieves who support Grant and denounce
any form of opposition seem to multiply.
They aro all of the loyal Btripe, and,
what is quite remarkable, whenever an
ofiice-holder steals widows' peusious or
robs tho till of the Treasury, the tele?
graph or the pensioned pres} is quick to
assure the public that no loss will occur.
At best, it is only a slight irregularity,
and the robbery is usually estimatod ut
about one-tenth of tho actual amount!
Only a few weeks ago, Collius defaulted
in Washington, aud the missing money
was stated at $10,01)0. It has already
reached $70,000, and is Btill growing.
When the United States Treasurer's
office was plundered, owing to a loose
system of accountability, which would
disgrace a huckster's ?hop, it wus a mero
bagutelle, but it soou ran up to 850,000,
which Mr. Spinuor, who handles mil?
lions, thinks a trifle. A fow days ago,
Baltimore, nud ou Mareil 25 Maine,
contributed their quota. The recent
averago of stealing has boen about
850,000 a day, amoug "respectable" a?d
unpretending rogues. Just before the
adjournment of the House, on March
25, Mr. Hooper, from the Committee of
Bunking and Currency, reported a reso?
lution, recommending a change iu the
office of Oomptroller of the Curreucy,
now held by H. II. Hulburd, of Now
York, oue of the pillars of tho Adminis?
This mild recommendation by UO
means reveals the facts of the cuse, as
will be seeu wheu tho testimony comos
to be printed. This ofiicor had tho su?
pervision of 1,700 national banks, aud,
in fact, stands as the guardiau of thu
people's interest against fraud or specu?
lation. It 'm established that Hulburd
systematically protected rotten banks for
mouey, and this practice hus been going
ou with the knowledge of tho Admiuis
tration for years buck. When Hulburd
was re-appointed, u few months ago, to
this great trust, which he had so notori?
ously abused, thu strongest protests
were mude to the President, without
producing auy more effect than those
which the merchunts of New York urged
against tho swindling practices of Leet
& Stocking. Ho wus ro-uomiuated uud
confirmed by tho Senate, though the
corruption of that officer was not un?
known to many upon the Radical side.
Aud now, when tho crimes have becomo
so numerous aud gluring that conceal?
ment is no longer possible, even a Badi
cul committee of Congruos is obliged to
demand the dismissal of this mau, who
has been sustaiued in office against the
most overwhelming evideuce of guilt.
Whether the Prosident will respond to
this expression of the House by a prompt
removal, or shelter him as has beeu doue
in the New York Custom House, by a
shameful evasion, remains to be seen.
LATEST DETAILS FAOM TUE SIERRAS.
Additional advices from Ingo County
place the number killed by the earth?
quake at twenty; wounded, 100. -Tu
Desert County, strotchiug from OWOUB
Lake to tho Mexican liue, aro the craters
of innumerable volcauoes not long ex?
tinct, aud several mud volcauoes active.
It is supposed that somo of those old
volcanoes may be eruptivo again. A
gentleman from Independence asserts
that somke aud ashes from volcanoes are
distinctly seen Southwards from that
place, uud word has boen brought there
that lava hus been flowing down the
mountain. Thia is not authenticated.
The shocks continued decreasing in force
up to Thursday morning, when ovor
1,000 had been counted. At Tibbett's
rauche, fifteeu milos above Independ?
euee, forty acres of ground sunk ?oven
feet below the surface of the surround?
ing country. Big Owens Lake has
risen four feet siuco tho first shock.
Owcus Uiver ran over its banks, deposit?
ing shoals of tish on shore after it re?
ceded, for a distance of three or four
miles. Through Loue Piue the earth
crooked, and one side remained station?
ary, while tho other sank seven or cigbt
feet, leaving a wall of earth exteuding
three miles iu length, where formerly
was a lovel plain. Innumerable cracks
were mude throughout tho valley. Kern
nud Owcus Hivers turned uud ran up
stream for several minutes, leaving their
beds dry, aud liuaily returned with
laagely increased volume. No parallel
to this earthquake has occurred since
1812, wheu tho missions of Sau Juan,
Capcstiuus and Saporessima, in .South?
ern California, were destroyed. Of
course, it is a matter of common conver?
sation in California, but has created not
the slightest apprehension outside tho
district ailee ted.
SUICIDE-ALXI von LOVE.-On Monday
evening, between 7 aud 8 o'clock, Mr.
Isaao Broitcnfeld, a boot and shoo
maker, near the United States barracks,
in Atlanta, Ga., committed suicido by
discharging thc contents of a pistol into
his head. Wo learn thut tho deceased
was engaged to bo married very soon,
and on Thursday night of last week
visited tho mother of his "affianced
bride" to arrange tho preliminaries of
the coming festival, when to his aston?
ishment the worthy dame withdrew her
cousent to the contemplated alliance be?
tween him nnd her daughter, which wus
tho cause of tho suicide.
A lrtdy converted n gentleman to tho
female auffrago doctriuc the other day.
Ho mot her in tho street during a storm
and lent her his umbrella; she has not
roturncd it, nud ho believes now that
women should have just the samo privi?
leges asmen, and no moro.
Tho manifesto of tho Liberal Repub?
licans of New York has oroated a de?
cided sensation in Washington, whore it
is regardt d au tho hardest blow yet dealt
tho Grant folks.
Tho orow of tho notorious Hornet
havo rocovered 82,700 poy, in suit nt
TUE COMMUNIST TRIALS.-Another in?
teresting trial by oonrt-martial has taken
plaae at Versailles, The prisoners were
three. During the last terrible days o?
the Commune these men arrested a num?
ber of citizens, and stowed them away
in a coal cellar under the saoriBty, in the
Churoh of St. Eloi. One of thoso un?
fortunates, a Madame Lccuyer, tho wife
of a grocer, WOB arrested because she
refused to make knowu tho hidiag-placo
of her husbund, who had been declared
a traitor by tho Communo. She was a
brave woman. Despite the threats of
iustaut death she steadfastly refused to
betray her husband, and hence she was
thrust iuto a small cellur in which wero
confined twelve Other unfortunate peo?
ple Ou tho 25th of May, lioudoin, the
chief prisoner, endeavored to forco her
to betray her husband. Sho refused,
and was again shut up iu thu cellar, with
Uio comforting assurance from her gaoler
that she would suffer for ber devotion.
Next morning tho prisoners wero one by
ono made to pass before Boudoiu, who
asked them whether thoy would go out
and defend a barricade, or stuy and bc
shot. Most of thurn accepted tho tirst
alternative, aud by this means saved
their lives. Ono, however, who had the
misfortune to excite IJoudoiu's wrath,
wus shot by him ou the spot. Just as
Madame Lccuyer stepped out into the
gardon tho deed was doue. Shu was ?ed
into the church by Condoin, who pul u
revolver to her face, aud told her she
had bul ton minutes to live. Thu brave
woman offered him her life if he would
let the rest of the prisoners go. "See?
ing that I was not afraid," said she,
"Boudoiu took mo by tho bunds, aud
exclaimed: 'Yon aro tho right sort of
citizeucss-I wish we had more like you,'
and thea bo gave mo a kiss." Madame
Leeuycr had saved her owu life by her
bravery, since, for the moment, at least,
Boudoiu gave up tho idea of shootiug
her; und iu a few hours afterwards the
Vcrsuillests had entered Puris and the
Communo was overthrown. The court
has condemned Boudoin to death, aud
two of tho prisoners to imprisonment;
thc fourth has been acquitted.
Borne is vastly agitated over tho dis?
covery of the body of a lady, which the
Tiber yielded up near tho Ponte Medlo,
one eveuiug early iu tho present mouth.
Tho victim was young and richly at?
tired. Thc discovery was made by a Uah
vender, who straightway gave au alarm
?nd summoned tho proper authorities
and Hie pale-facod citizens to the spot.
In the bosom of the unfortunate ludy
was plunged a dagger with a diamond
studded hilt, and a faint stream of blood
was discernible on tho silk dress. Pro?
fuse black curls bung dishevelled over
tho shoulders aud face, and on a plain
white collar pinned to the dresB below
tho dngger wound was written in blood
tho terrible word, "Vendetta." A short
examination was sufficient to establish
tho lady's identity, uud it was then dis?
covered that she was tho Princess Cata?
rina di Chigi, pun of the most beautiful
and brilliant of Ibo Italian belles. She
had been absent from her parents' pa?
lace for Borne days previously, but pridi
had forbidden a publication of the fact,
The causo of tho tragedy is supposed tc
bo explained by the fact that she wai
betrothed to Prince Erberto Giuglo, wht
loved her madly; but at last ber feelings
underwent a religious change, and sh?
determined to enter a convent and take
the veil. This determiuatiou aroused
the Prince to such a pitch of frenzy, thal
it is considered almost certain that h<
murdered the oue he could not marry.
A YANKEE TRICK.-A few days ago i
well known ship-broker of Boston rc
lated au iucident of his business expert
euee. A mau ono ?lay eutered his offici
with letters of introduction, proposing
to charter a vessel to proceed to Coatz.i
coalcos River, iu Mexico, and bring i
curgo of dye-wood tu Boston. Ile pro
duccd a chart of tho river, pointed ou
the exact spot where the wood would bi
found, and gavo much interesting in
formation in regard to the country am
its productions, showing au intimato ac
quaiutaucG with tho business in bund
Ile remarked that if tho first cargo o
wood brought here should sell at a profit
he would waut to charter severul vessel
for thc trade. A burgaiu was according
ly made with him, ho was furuislici
with H vessel, iu which ho took paniego
and she proceeded to her destination
Ou arriving in the river near a'here th
cargo was expected to be found, th
dealer in dye-wood landed and iuimedi
utily struck for tho woods, disuppourin
before the astonished eyes of tho CA\:
tain, and was never seen afterward. Th
truth was soon mado apparent. The fel
low, beiug short of funds, and desiriu
to reach that country, which ho evident
ly had visited before, had resorted t
ouo of thc best concocted plans eve
matured by a rogue to obtain a free pa;
A lotter dated Aspinwall, March 2:
states that on the 10th, tho steamer Vi)
ginins carno down from Fox Rivor iut
the bay at Aspinwall. Tho Spanish wc
steamer Pizurro immediately moved int
position to prevent her exit from tl
port, aud lies with springs on ber cabk
300 yards from tho Virgiuius, with gut
bearing upon lior. Captain Marquis, <
the Virgiuius, says ho will run out, an
if tho Pizarro fires, ho will run into lu
and sink both vessols. There is muc
indignation expressed by tho pooplo an
tho press at the inactivity of tho autlu
rities. Gcucral Muunelo Qucsada, of tl
Cuban army, is iu Aspinwall. Tho Spi
nish war steamer Tornado hus just a
A Cairo editor writes of tho dogi
"On any day we can look from our wu
dow aud count niuo of these noisy posh
in ono yard. Day is marked by then
not iu hours, but by barking; night
mado musical by yelps and howls, varie
by an occasional cry of pain, as som
sticks of wood, too long for our slovi
shoots dowu among the crowd."
WASHINGTON "SOCIETY" AND NATIONAL
MANNERS.-A mortify i Dg expose of lack
of good breeding was presented at the
reception lately given bj the Japanese
embassy in Washington, if the following
from tho New York Tribune bo true.
The Tribune says:
"Who tho mob were who were invited
it is difficult to Bay; they certainly bore
tho names of the leaders of Washington
society; yet, beforo half of the guests
hud been presented to their stately en
tcrtainoii3, these so-called ladies and gen?
tlemen rushed iuto tho supper room,
and not only greedily began to devour
.ill before them, us though half starving,
but toro do wu tho floral and other deco?
rations, until, when their hosts arrived,
the scene was one of general havoc, ns
though tho swine of Giruu had been let
loosu iu tho hull.
"With every fresh embassy from a fo?
reign country, it would seem that our
fushiouubio society devised some new
vulgarity as a specimen of national
munnora, with which wo might be morti
?od by tho report abroad. Wheo Alexis
wus hore, our ladies, iu their subservient
uuxioty to please, comported themselves
toward him in every public place with
tho demeanor of waiting maids, rather
thnu well-bred womeu. Young girls
wuited eagerly, trembling for him to
chooso them UK partners m the dunce,
aud, in u neighboring city, where a pri?
vate supper-room was furnished for him
uud suite, at a ball, tho men took their
places li r?t, and tho Indies were huddled
iu afterward, blushing under the honor."
SOUTH CAROLINA NOT PLEDGED TO
G KANT.-The Washington correspondent
of tho New York Tribune asserts that
the South Carolina delegation to the
Philadelphia Couventiou is not instruct?
ed to voto for Qrunt. Uo says that a
colored member of the delegation hus
expressed grout dissntisfuctiou nt the
course of tho President iu retuiuing in
office in that Stute persons who have in?
terfered iu State and local politics in
such a barefaced manucr that their re?
moval has been nsked for by tho almost
unanimous voice of the Republican
party, as expressed through committees
and eouventious. Gou. Grunt hus given
no attention to tho repeated requests for
the removal of these officers.
Tho Republicans of South Carolina
who uro opposed to Federal interf?rence
iu local affairs need not hope to defeat
thc renomination of Grunt by the Phila?
delphia Convention. If they wish to
sea thc reigu of robbery and corruption
iu national und Stute governments
brought to nu cud, let them seud to tho
Cincinnati Convention a body of dele?
gates fairly representing the honest Re?
publicana of their commonwealth.
[Aleta York Sun.
DROWNED.-Wo are informed that Mr.
Li. D. Avant, a resident of tho Dritton's
Neck section, was drowned in Poo Dee
River, near Pine Bluff, on tho Kith ult.
Mr. Avant went over tho river to his
daughter's residence, and was returning
when this sad accident occurred. His
wife was unconscious of her loss uutil
Mr. E. II. Britton came to this sido of
the river, a few days since, nud told her
Mr. Avant hud left his daughter's house.
Search being made, the boat used by
Mr. Avant was fouud bottom upward,
und heneo there is no doubt entertained
as to his death.
Just ono woek previous Mr. Samuel
Grier was found drowned, at no great
distance from tho place where, in all
probability, Mr. Avant afterwards found
a watery gravo. Both of theso deaths
resulted from intemperance, tho un?
fortunate mon having been under tho in?
fluen?a of liquor. A simple statement
of the above facts is a moro powerful
argument in favor of the cause of tem?
perance than tho best lecturo we havo
ever heard.-Marion Crescent.
THE UNITED STATES COURT.-lu tho
United States Circuit Court, beforo
Judge Bryan, yesterday, Ibo following
order admitting Col. Joseph F. Gist to
bail was granted:
The Uuitod States rs. Joseph F. Gist.
On motiou of Henry Buist and T. Y.
Simoiis, Esqs., ?iud iu consideration of
tho feeble health of tho defendant, it is
i ordered that the said defendant bo al?
lowed to give recognizance in tho sum
o? 810,OJO, conditioned that tho de?
fendant shall attend court from day to
day, and not to depart from the limits of
thu city of Charleston, without tho order
of thu court.
Col. Gist appeared with his bonds?
men, Messrs. A. J. Crows, Lt. D. Mowry
and J. B. Sloan, who gavo the required
security, nud ho was released.
DEATH.-Wo regret to learn that Mr.
B. J. Goggaus died in Columbia on the
2 it li ult., of me nmget is. Mr. Goggans
was a nativo of this County, and a geu
tlemau highly esteemed. Ho had been
iu tho capital but a briof time, when he
was stricken with tho painful disease
which terminated his life. He was
nuder tho caro of tivo of Columbia's
skillful and dovotod physicians, but tho
greator physician, who alone can opon
as well as closo tho beautiful mechanism
of tho heart, had decreed that no human
power should prevail. We learn that
his remains wcro deposited in Bush
River Church burial ground.
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An advertisement in an Erie paper
says: "Wanted-100 young mon to learn
to play the accordeou." Most of tho
pooplo up there are nbandoniug their
homos and property, aud tlomestio asso?
ciations, and hired girls, nud things, and
taking to tho woods, while the rest nre
organizing a vigilance committee, whoso
object is to slay every man who is sus?
pected of an intention to squoezo an ac?
cord?on or mash a taue out of a concer?
Thc postmaster at 1 taska, Mich., is
not related to tho President. His salary
is 812 a year.
Bocal X tessa, s.
OiTT MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHONIX is five cents.
ThoBQ handsome birds will be on ex?
hibition,' this day, next to the Pollock
House. Every one should go and see
Attention is directed to tho cali for
applications for tho position of free
school teacher for Columbia.
The recently elected officers of the
Columbia Division of the Sons of Tem?
perance will bo installed, at Temperance
Hall, this evening, at 8 o'olock. Rev.
W. D. Kirkland will deliver an address.
The public is invited to attend.
We publish in our advertising columns
a call for the heir of an English estate.
There is a perfect reign of terror in
Laurens. All the roads leading from
town aro strongly guarded, and no one
is allowed to pass out.
BEAUTIFUL BIRDS.-A grand collection
of American and tropical stuffed birds
will bo on exhibition to the public, this
day, at tho Btoro next to the Polloek
House, which has been especially en?
gaged for this occasion. These beauties
of nature are handsomely arranged in
groups, under French glass shades, and
form the most elegant parlor ornnments
ever before offered in this city. D. C.
Peixotto & Son will sell them at auction,
to-morrow morning, Friday, 5th instant,
at 10 o'clock, at the above named store,
and none should fail to'attend.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.16
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. ; closeB 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
APPOINTMENTS.-The Governor has
appointed .Owen D. Brogden, of New
Orleans, Commissioner of Deeds, resi?
dent in Louisiana. Mr. Brogden is the
Private Secretary of the Governor of
that State. George A. Davy has also
been appointed Commissioner of Deeds
for Massachusetts, resident at Boston.
Major Harry Noah, Private Secretary
of Goveruor Scott, has been appointed
Commissioner of Deeds by the Governor
of Louisiana. Charles McGuokin has
been apjiointed Trial Justice for Union
County, resident nt Unionville.
ON BAN TUE TWO HORSES.-Yesterday
morning, a pair of horses attached to n
team belonging to Mr. Thomas Dykes,
of Lexington, became frightened, while
standing near the corner of Main and
Plain streets, when they started at break
need speed up Main street, on the pave?
ment. They ran against Mr. Dial's
awning post, which broke the left front
wheel, when a jerk or two more broke
tho wagon tongue, and the horses be?
came released. The animals wore caught
farther up town. Fortunately, as well
as miraculously, in the run of a square
or more on tho pavement, no person was
injured, and the wagon sustained all the
damage inflicted. The escapo and sub?
sequent capture of several fowls from a
coop in the wagon afforded considerable
amusement to the large crowd of colored
boys who had assembled at the closing
scene of the accident.
PIIONIXIANA.-A noisy piece of crock?
ery-A cup that cheers.
Mr. Bergh thinks that the practice of
wool-clipping in the autumn is shear
Color is the most important thing in a
precious stone; two precious stones,
otherwise identical in composition, are
by a slight dash of color changed into
two fnr moro valuable gems; thus a rock
crystal becomes an amethyst; an oriontal
topaz a ruby.
Artists aro to wear ground glass spec?
tacles this summer, in order that they
may not bo Bbocked by the bright tints
and hugo figures of tho Dolly Varden
Ono should not bo downcast at fail?
ures. They aro often far better for the
student thnn success. He who goes to
school to his mistakes will always have a
good ?chool-master, and will not be
likely to become oither idle or conceited.
It is a noble and groat thing to oovcr
the blemishes, and to excuso tho failings
of n friend; to draw a curtain before his
stains, and to display his perfections; to
bury his weakness in silence, but pro?
claim his virtues upon tho house-top.
Thoro is no greater every day virtue
than cheerfulness. This quality in man
nmong men is Uko sunshine to the gay
or gentle, renewing moisture to parched
Astor's income is two dollars a minute.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of tho General Assembly.
Mooting Sous of Temperance.
Mooting Acaoia Lodge.
McMastor & LeCouto-Summons.
H. P. Church-Notice.
Wi?. J. Etter-Notico to Teachers.