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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuesday Morning, April 9, 1872.
We have shown that South Carolina
pays the highest rate of taxation of any
State in the Union, and more than twice
as much as the "grain and dairy farm"
States. Where are you, Mr. Union?
The Connections Election no Endorse?
ment ot Grant,
Now that the election is over, and the
Bepublioans have been successful, though
by a majority of but Beventy-fivo votes,
the Grant organs throughout the coun?
try set up a shout of feeble applause,
and blatantly asseverate that the election
of Jewell was an endorsement of Grant's
administration. Whereas, too, it was a
notable foot, confidently asserted by the
correspondants of theohief Grant organ,
the New York Times-admitted by the
.Demooratio press and denied hy nobody
previous to the election-that tho De?
mocrats were by no means earnest and
aotive, had no importation of speakers
from abroad compared to the Bepubli?
oans, and were bohind-hand in collect?
ing funds sufficient for even the honest
expenses of elections, while their adver?
saries had a lavish supply of the need?
ful. In the face of all this, the Grant
press-the Union, for instance-has the
bare-faced effrontery to come out and
say that the Democrats did everything
in their power to oarry the. State, both
.it/ a lavish use of money and the importa?
tion of the best speakers their ranks af?
forded. It is sad to soo a public journal
ao utterly regardless of truth.
The assertion that the Republican
success was an endorsement of Grant is
equally devoid of truth. It is a well
known faot that none of the anti-Grant
Republicana lifted a finger to aid tho
Demoorats in Connecticut. It was our
judgment that they aoted wisely; but
Schurz, Greeley, Trumbull and the rest
were roundly abused by the New York
World lot their reticence and indiffer?
ence, whioh the World declared was
proof-convincing that they had no po?
litical courage nor independence, &c.
But what makes the matter clear beyond
all question, we had it from the New
York Times, prior to the eleotion, that
the State Executive Committee of the
Republican party in Connecticut had ex?
pressly deolared that the endorsement of
Grant was not at issue in the canvass.
The anti-Grant Bepublican pross also
stated the same thing, and urged the
Republicans to support the State ticket,
whatever differences of opinion they
might entertain as to Grant. Grant
must surely bo growing alarmingly
weak, when his friends resort to such
palpable mis-statements to bolster up
There was a full Republican vote at
the election. There was no division
among them. They had an unexcep?
tionable ticket and voted it en masse.
Not a single Republican in the State it
known, nor even elaimed, to bavo voted
the Demooratio tioket. that we are aware
of. How absurd, then, to call the elec?
tion an endorsement of Grant, for there
certainly are anti-Grant Republicans ir
the State, and a goodly number of them,
too. The struggle was striotly a part}
one, bctweeu the old Demooratio part}
and the Republicans. Tho Democrat!
endeavored to draw over the liberal Rc
publicans, but failed, as thoy migh
reasonably expected to have failed, whei
no fault could be found with tho Repub
lican nominoes, nor the previous manage
ment of Stato affairs by that party. A
it was, tho Democrats made a closo raci
of it. and bael it not boen for injudioiou
minor nominations in Hartford and Nev
Haven, hitherto the great Democrati
strong-holds, it is highly probable woul<
have oarried tho State. This would, o
course, boen pleasing to Democrats, bu
really is a matter of vory little, if any
The State Government of Oounecti
eut is safe in tho hands of eitbor party
and as for the influence which a Demo
oratio Encocas might have had on th
Presidential eleotion, it would nc
amount to a straw's weight. Had Cor
nectiout gone Democratic, over-zealoa
and ambitious members of tbat part
might have been emboldened to uudei
take the risk of another square part
contest in the Presidential campaigi
whioh must have inevitably ended in di
feat and the re-election of Grant. Tho
will soaroely nndcrtake such a tool's ei
tevprise now, bnt, made wiso by the
failures, will be ready to oo-oporato wit
alacrity and zeal in tho reform Rcpubl
can movement, and iusuro tho defeat <
Grant by their earnest support of tl
A young girl in Burlington, Vt., al
arsenic to beautify her complexion,
made her awfully nico and white-bi
the undertaker's bill was $100.
Some ono argues against suicido o
the ground that it "is impolite to f
anywhere until you aro invited."
Extravagant as have been the appro?
priations made by Congress within the
past six or eight years for every depart?
ment of the Government, it wonld seem
that they do not begin to measure the
vast amounts that have actually beou ex?
pended. Notwithstanding tbe astound?
ing fact that against $55,901,000 expend?
ed during tho last year of Mr. Bucha?
nan's administration, wo have, for last
year, $383,323,913 as the net receipts of
the Government. This docs not begin
to show all the profligacy of tho present
In tho House, on Friday, Mr. Beck, of
Kentucky, in the debate on the army
appropriation bill, charged that tho
Quartermaster's Bureau had expended
over $60,000,000, and the Ordnanco Bu?
reau over $17,000,000, in excess of ap?
propriations made to them by Congress
sinae July 1, 1865. Mr. Beck brought
forward the facts and figures to prove
his charges; and the Secretary of War,
when culled upon to account for these
expenditures, could only answer that
they had been used to pay "the
debts of various bureaus." What
debts-how, when or upon what
authority paid-was not pretended to
bo shown; but it was ascertained that,
instead of the $67,000,000, as charged
by Mr. Beck, there had been received
by the Quartermaster's Department alono
from the sale of Government property
the enormous sum of $107,959,416.62
since July 1, 1865, and that all of it, in
addition to tho lavish appropriations
made by Congress, had been expended
in the vague manner indicated, viz:
"Paying tho debts of various bureaus,"
with the exception of $2,000,000 now on
It will thus bc seen that this ono sin?
gle department has squandered, besides
its regular appropriations, upwards of
$105,000,000-more, as Mr. Beck stated,
than the entire expenditures of the Go?
vernment for twenty-ouo years, from
1791 to 1812. It would weigh, said he,
in gold, 236 tons, and if loaded into
wagons with a ton each, the teams could
not stand in double rows on Pennsylva?
nia avenue, between the Capitol and tho
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TRANSPORTATION OP GUANOS UV THE
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.-Tho fol?
lowing is a comparativo stutcmcnt of tho
number of tons of fertilizers transported
by the South Carolina Railroad Compa?
ny, to all points, during the first quarter
of the past throo years:
1870. 1S71. 1S72.
TONS. TONS. TONS.
January, - - - 7,027 3,616 7,231
February, - - 10,351 4,809 8,351
March, - - - - 12,425 5,763 9,925
Total, - - - 29,803 14,188 25,513
Comparing tho transportation tonnage
of these years it will be seen that thu
number of tons distributed in 1872 fulls
but little short of that of 1870. Theso
figures forecast that tho current price
for tho next crop of cotton will be from
ten to twelve cents per ponud to tho
SCOTT!B KU KLUX.-The organization
known as the United Brotherhood, got?
ten up to seoure Scott's oleotion, und to
put more devilish ideas into the unso?
phisticated brains of Sambo, nnd white
simpletons, seemB to bo making somo
progress here, as it ha^ done elsowhero
under terrorism. In the house of a
County offioial in this city meetings aro
held weekly, and every iducemont ol?ered
to bring the weak-kneed to tho scratch,
who are bowing with that subserviency
which results fiom four. This organiza?
tion was originated by a Radical Judge
who thought that tho ritual of tho
Union League was not bracing enough;
that under its provisions any loyal man
could come into tho "anointed fold."
The ritual of tho Brotherhood compels
its members to volo for Scott, and such
mon who may bo placed in nomination
for office. Its wholo objoct is to throw
soot into tho darkey's eyes cl id ottilie
genus, and thus put him in n worse
sorvitndo than over tho so much berated
days of slavery ever imposed, ? viola?
tion of tho oath in tho ritual which thc
poor deluded creatnro takes who joins
tho order, is death.-Charleston Courier.
QUEER PRESENT.-Lydia Thompson
was presented with a bale of cotton, ut
the Savannah theatre, Wednesday uight,
during the last performance, by a num?
ber of leg-struck citizons of that placo.
The presentation speech was mado by a
young lawyer of that city, T. \V.
Bucker, Esq., and Lydia responded in
appropriate terms, soyiug that while
tho gift was too large to bo worn on her
watch-chain or necklace it should
always be held in grateful remembrance
as the greatest testimonial she had over
recoivod. The bale was wheolod on tho
stage, sampled first class, and was deco?
rated with blue and scarlot ribbons and
M. Fletchei Homo, assistant post?
master at Timmonsville, hos been ar?
rested and bound over, charged with
violuting tho post offlco law by detaining
and opening a lettor containing money,
passing through his office.
Tho New York pictorials still team
with what purports to bo engravings of
Lowrey and his gang, includiug H. B.'a
REV. MYRAH D. WOOD AGAIN CON?
VICTED AND SENTENCED.-The jory quali?
fied, to try the Rev. My ram D. Wood,
charged with seducing Miss Emma I.
Chivera, returned a verdict of guilty.
The prisoner's counsel immediately
made a motion for arrest of judgment
and a new trial, the motion to be heard
within thirty days, during the vacation
Tho judge then risked if he had any?
thing to say why the sontence should
not be pronounced, end Mr. Wood rose
"I desire, in the first place, to re?
affirm, very solemnly, all I have pre?
viously said during tho course of this
trial. I affirm that everything in the
indictment, charging me with crimina?
lity with Emma I. Chivers, is false. I
re-affirm it in tho most solemn manner
in which I can speak.
"In the second place, I have thought,
as far as the State of Georgia was con?
cerned, or its officials in this prosecu?
tion, in this puhlio mauner, they have
done nothing but from a sense of publie
duty; and I further accept, with ali my
heart, the issne presented hy the gentle?
men for the prosecution; that wu shall
meet at a more solemn tribunal, before
an impnrtial and just Judge, who knows
the truth, and that all tho facts of this
case will bo seen in a clearer and purer
"I wish to say, as I said before, that I
am a law-abiding citizen; and whatever
may be the issue, I shall never attempt
to eludo tho verdict or tho issue, what?
ever it may be."
Tho judgo then, in a most impressive
manner, addressed and sentenced him to
ten years' imprisonment in the peniten?
tiary, stating that as he was legally con?
victed, it became his duty, however un?
pleasant, to pass the sentence of law
upon him, and that the certainty of
punishment and the nature of tho new?
ly-discovered testimony had pursuaded
him to reduce the former penalty.
The prisoner, at tho annonncement of
the sontence, betrayed no extraordinary
emotion, but rather preserved a calm
self-possession.-Atlanta Sun, 4/?.
Tho Atlanta Constitution, referring to
this case, says:
Tho evidence is too sickening and dis?
gusting to be given to the public, espo
cially -where it is likely to fall into the
hands of tho young. To believe tho
testimony of the youug lady preferring
the charge against Uev. M. D. Wood, of
seduction, ono is compelled to believe
the accused a moral monster-a whited
sepulchre-an adept in scoundrelism.
To give credence to tho testimony of
the defenco, ono must believe the accuser
equally as bad ns tho accused. Tho
mind is bewildered aud confused, aud
faith in humauityia almost obliterated if
ono should believe either; and tho mind
falters in selectiug the sido to believe.
Tho accuser is a young lady of remark?
able intellectual development und cul?
ture; fine persone!; aud, on tho witness
stand, tho equal of auy lawyer. Tho
accused bore the reputation of an earn?
est, zealous and eloquent divine, of raro
probity aud piety. Iiis walk was cir?
cumspect. That these two should ap?
pear in tho character of accuser and ac?
cused, and develop facts so heart-rend?
ing; that they should for so long a time
carry on their evil conduct, and give no
outward indication of their inward de?
pravity, passes our finite couceptiou.
j Time will give us an explanation of what
I is now a mystery.
There is a curious bit of history con?
nected with tho assassination of Earl
Mayo, Governor-General of ludia. His
murderer, Shero Ailee, a mountaineer
from tho Himalayas, was a good soldier
in the British cavalry. He had a family
feud, and once or twice a year he would
got a furlough, go hack to his home, kill
ono of his foes, and return to duty. A
few months ago, while on a man-huuting
trip, he met his intended victim on Bri?
tish soil and killed him there. This was
a crime. Ho was arrested, tried and
sentenced to life-long imprisonment.
Unable to comprehend the distinction
mude by a few miles of spaco, ho regard?
ed himself as tho victim of England's
[injustice, and revenged himself by kill?
ing the man who was. to him, the om
I bodimeut of England's power.
ANOTHER * 'UNFORTUNATE" VESSEU.
Wo believe this is tho polite way of
speaking of these accidents. Tho bark
Bebington, which cleared from Bull
River for Loudon, with 1,118 tons of
phosphates, on March 20, was deposited
upon a buuk or har in St. Hcloua Sound
by her pilot, A. H. Alston, ono of tho
recently appointed pilot commissioners,
who succeeded a few weeks ago in find?
ing a place in Port Royal harbor upon
which to leave tho unfortunate bark
Ebenezer. If these accidonts continue
tho number of barks visiting ports *in
this neighborhood will probably dc
A Columbia despatch to tho Charleston
Twelve moro citizens of Newberry
County havo been arrested on charges of
violating tho Euforccmout Act, aud
thrown into tho County jail. Among thc
number aro County Treasurer Thomas
P. Slider, and Deputy Sherill' John J.
There is a systematic thief in Bright?
on, England, who would ho quito an ac?
quisition to our revenue department,
lie sets down everything ho steals in n
book of accounts kopt for the purpose,
and adds up tho proceeds.
Tho following wore elected town of?
ficers for Camden, last week: Intend?
ant-Hon. J. M. Davis; Wardons-Gen.
J. D. Kennedy, John Korshaw, A. II.
Dibble and William Deas.
"LITTLE RHODY." - Tho Democrats
ovcrywhoro should hy no means forgot
to crow over the election of a Democrat
us Lion tenant-Co vernor of Rhodo Island.
It is an event raro if not significant.
Thiers was a printer's devil in 1S25.
ne is still bothering thc editors.
FEABFDTJ EARTH SLIDES-THREE TEB
r.iDLE ACCIDENTS WITHIN FIFTEEN MI?
NUTES.-The Pittsburg Dispatch says:
There waa a "moving" scene in Monon?
gahela borough yesterday. The latter
part of the night had been stormy, and
after daybreak, the rain fell in torrent?.
On tho top of the almost perpendicular
hill looking down upon tho borough, tho
storm was particularly felt. Such was
the effect of the rain, that it gradually
loosened overhanging ledges of rock
huge projections, weighing many tons,
and theBe, unsupported, fell with tre?
mendous force from their places, striking
the hardened railroad bed 100 feet below,
and bounding thence, aomo of them al?
most unbroken, others in a hundred
splinters, through tho air.
Tho first crash came at tweuty mi?
nutes past 7 o'clock. At this time, in
one of the shanties, ocoupied by thc
families of John Hollerun aud Bernard
McCaflorty, preparations for breakfast
and early attendance at Easter ohurch
services were iu progress. The first
named bad been up-stairs with his wife
and a man named Joyco, and all three
were now descending to tho lower story,
Joyce leading tho way. When about
half a dozen steps from the bottom, a
piece of rock, weighing at least half a
ton, carno whizzing through the side of
the house, bearing with it walls nnd
doors, and tearing away the stairs just
from below the step on which Joyce was
standing. Its course then lay through
tho iloor into tho cellar, bringing Joyco
along, but apart from injuries to his legs
and somo slight bruises, not injuring
him severely. Holleran and his wife,
strange to my, were left standing on the
upper aud unsupported portion of the
stops, frightened out of their wits, but
otherwise unharmed. Two minnies after
this, another rock came into tho build?
ing, swept tho clock off tho mantel?
piece, dashiug it into many fragments,
und tearing through the room occupied
by Mr. Mccafferty aud his family.
Tho crash of thc falling rocks woko
up the entire row vury quickly, and in a
moment the situation was so far under?
stood that preparations wero made for
safety. A woman named Mrs. Jones
had, with her daughter, only a little
while left a house occupied by them, a
few doors removed from that of which
Holleran and McCaflorty were tenants,
when uuul'uer immense weight of stone
whirled through the Jones building,
gutting it complotely, tearing away tho
stairs, breaking the furniture, uud event?
ually lodging in the cellar.
Tho worst accident occurred iu less
than fiftecu minutos on the premises of
n mau named John Golden. Mr. aud
Mrs. Golden, on learning what had oc?
curred farther up, left their place and
went to a family next door, allowing,
however, their baby to remain in bed in
their own Iiouso. They had been away
.some time, when a little girl of sevcu
years thought of tho .slumbering child,
returned to sec how it fared, aud brought
it out of thc house. Sho had uo moro
than left with her charge wheu tho
largest piece of rock that had yet falleu
came in with a terrille crush through tho
house, leaving it simply a mass of splin?
tered timbers, aud lauding ten feet be?
yond. All through yesterday thc great?
est alarm prevailed among residents in
tho row, aud a coustaut watch was kept
upon tho frowning hill above, which at
that placo seemed on the point of disso?
lution. It is only a matter of time for
further falls, aud tho fact is BO well
known that the Italians never looked
with greater anxiety and suspense for
their native avalanches than do tho Mo?
nongahela borough folk at present anti?
cipate the dreaded land slides from Mt.
TUCE ECONOMY.-Tho country is at
present flooded with cheap and inferior
goods of evory descriptiou, which are
heralded to the public in flaming adver?
tisements, and which find a market
among thoso who have yot to learn that
"truo economy" consists in buying a first
class article from an established and first
class house. For example, pianos of
varions makers aro offered at about one
half tho price of those of really first
olass manufacture. Among the latter
none aro more deserving of thc encomi?
um "really first chis?" than thoso manu?
factured hy Messrs. Wm. Knabe A- CJ.,
of Baltimore, a firm wliich dates over a
third of a century, and whose pianos for
excellency of workmanship, durability
and sweetness of tone, stand absolutely
unrivalled and containing many valuable
patented improvements, to be found in
no other iustrumeut, made by the very
best workmen aud of strictly first class
aud seasoned material.
The so-called "cheap" piano may pr??
sent a fair oxtornal appearance, but is
mado of inferior and oftcu entirely un?
seasoned material, aud soou becomes a
wreck which defies tho art of tho tuner.
Wo make special mention of tho piano,
as tho most forciblo illustrations of our
remarks, which can be appliodfto almost
every article we uso iu our families.
Tho Wilmington Journal denounces
tho New York correspondent of the
New York Herald, who asserted that tho
pcoplo of ltobcKon County, North Caro?
lina, wero cowardly and deficient iu
spirit, as n slanderer. lb says thut no
braver meu can bo found anywhere than
thoso in llobosou County; hut that with
proclamations of outlawry on one side,
if they took tho law into their own
hands, and tho Lowroy gang with unerr?
ing rifles on tho other, they have boen
bound baud and foot from first to last.
A Indy in Peoria, who has lost several
children, has bocomc a monomaniac ou
tho subject of the health of hor three
remaining boys. She doses the poor
childrcu constantly with roots, herbs
and various nc3trums, aud keeps them
swathed in woolen buudnges. Ouo of
tho urchins wears four woolen shirts
every day. If one of her children
takes a cold tho mother goes into hys?
Miss Lucy Stone has quit lecturing to
rock u little "rolling" Stone.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
oopies of the PHOXIX is five oents.
Attention is direotod to the call for a
meeting of tho Board of Trade, this
evening, at the Nickorson House, at 8
o'clock, in reference to measures for re?
sisting the license law.
Remember that tho Bale of hirds, hy
Messrs. D. C. Peixotto & Son, takes
place this morning. We havo examined
these specimens, and can pronounce
Our young townsman, P. H. Joyner,
has re opened tho Exohango House,
whero he will keep a full supply of the
good things pertaining to his business.
Free lunch daily during certain hours is
part of the programme.
Maj. John E. Bacon has been elected by
tho Clariosophic Society to deliver the
annual address before the two literary
societies of tho University, and Mr. W.
F. Wright has beon selected as valedic?
tory orator of tho Clariosophic Society.
Wo have received tho April number of
Die Modenicelt, an illustrated magazine
for fashions and fancy work-illustra?
tions of which it is repleto with. Pub?
lished hy S. T. Taylor, 391 Canal street,
New York, at S3 per annum.
The Union of yesterday contained a
card from tho stono cutters of Columbia
denying tho charge of striking againBt
The contract for the construction of
the free bridge ovor the Wateree River,
on tho Columbia road, near Camden, has
been awarded to Mr. J. B. LasSallo, of
this city. Tho bridge is to he of the
Bnrr truss pattern, and about 1,000 feet
long. Mr. LaBSalle has had consider?
able experience in tho construction of
bridges, and will, no doubt, make this a
fine specimen of his workmanship.
Tho Knights of Pythias, at their regu?
lar meeting on last Saturday evening,
adopted tho name of Myrtle Lodge, No.
While passing through Main street,
yesterday morning, we observed tho ne?
cessity of some measure for keeping
cows off thc streets at night.
We have been informed hy Dr. R. W.
Gibbes, thc sorgoon in attendance on
tho colored hoy who had his hand in?
jured on tho Wilmington, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad, that thc hand has not
been amputated, and there aro hopes of
Tho Governor has appointed Mr. D.
Peifcr Treasurer of Newberry, vice T. P.
Slider, who. has been arrested hy tho
United States authorities.
Tho meeting of tho Young Men's
Christian Association, this cvoning, pro?
mises to he one of interest. In addition
to papers to he read by two of the mern
hore, thero will be a discussion upon a
matter of interest to tho young men of
tho association. It would ho well for all
tho members to he prosent.
Wo recoived a call yesterday from Mr.
Robert Evans, agent for H. D. Wade &
Co., printing ink manufacturers, 50 Ann
street, New York. We aro indebted to
him for a epecimen book of Wade's
Rumors were rife on tho streets, yes?
terday, to tho effect that Congressman
Elliott had died in Washington. Late
in tho evening, however, wo were in?
formed that the rumors wore unfounded,
but that he is lying quito low.
Tho Mayor and Aldermen recently
elected were installod in their respective
offices, yesterday morning.
Mr, J. F. C. DnPro, tho County Trea?
surer of Abbeville, is in tho city. Ho
reports but two defaulting laud-owners
in thc County, aud hut a small deficiency
of taxes in any way. Tho greatest defi?
ciency is in tho payment of the poll tax.
MURDER AT HODGE'S DEPOT.-Two co?
lored men-Amos Nelson and Henry
Samuels-whilo gambling, Saturday
night, at Hodge's Depot, quarreled over
tho cards. A Oght ensued, iu which
Nelson struck Samuels a fatal blow with
a rail. Samuels died Sunday night.
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER'S COURT.
Tho following prisoners-John Ellison,
R. W. Ellison, Samuel Bolt, B. S. Pot?
ter, Wm. Fiuley, Sr., John M. Wright,
Benjamin Ballow, John A. Leland, Dr.
Thomas McCoy, Ju-nes Huggins, Jr.,
Alexander McCorley, Dr. Wm. E. Black,
R. E. Richardson and Edward CriBp,
charged with murdor and conspiracy in
Laurens County-wero taken beforo
United States Commissioner Boozer, for
examination, on yestorday. On motion
of Mr. Dunbar, appearing for tho Go?
vernment, it was ordered that tho hear?
ing he postponod to Tuesday, April IC,
at 10 A. M. Thc prisoners wcro remand?
ed to jail.
John L. Craig, arrested for violating
thc revcuuo laws, was discharged on his
Robert Williamson, charged with mur?
der and conspiracy in Union County,
was discharged on his own recognizance.
APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVKBNOB?
John J. Carrington, Sheriff Newberry
County. Notaries Public-H. P. John?
ston for Greenville County and C. J.
Colcock for Charleston County. Com?
missioners of Deeds-W. R. Edwards
for the County of Elbert, State of Geor?
gia; J. H. H. Woodward for the State of
Kentucky, resident at Louisville, Ky.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho Northers
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes COO 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. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
MILLINERY OPENING.-There was a
largo attendance at R. C. Shiver & Co.*s
exhibition of millinery goods yesterday,
and we learn that the display was mag?
nificent. The sub-local was not present,
and feeling his inability to discourse
upon feathers and flowers, fashions and
fancy work, chignons and curls, bonnets
and bows, and tho innumerable articles
kept in a millinery establishment, will
leave this and kindred institutions to the
tender mercies of our fashion editor,
when he returns to his post.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT.-A colored man
named Samuel Cromer had his leg
crushed between two huge pieces of gra?
nite, in the State House yard, yesterday.
While a party was attempting to hoist
ono* piece, by means of a derrick, it
slipped from the chain, and jammed the
unfortunate man's leg against another
piece, and crushed it in a horrible man
ner. Two large pieces of bone werfl
taken from the injured limb on the spot
The necessary surgical aid was immedi
ately called to the sufferer's assistance.
Lato in the day, however, Drs. Sylves?
ter, Darby and Gibbes amputated the
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN OF COLUM?
BIA.-We regret to announce the death
of Dr. Edward Sill, which occurred at
Salisbury, N. C., a day or two ago. His
remains reached this city yesterday, and
thc funeral services will bo performed at
Trinity Chnrch, to-day, at ll o'clock.
Dr. Sill spent tho greater part of his
long and useful life os a oitizen of Co?
lumbia. Long ago, before Columbia
claimed to runk as a city, he was twice
elected to ihe office of Intendant of the
town, which ho filled in an able and ac?
ceptable munner. He was a druggist by
profession, and built up a large and sue
cossful business in that line here, which
ho maintained until tho burning of the
city by Sherman, when, in common with
his neighbors, he was completely ruined.
For several years past, he was in the
drug business at Salisbury, N. C., where
he died, and? where, by his accustomed
activity and strict attention to his call?
ing, he was again making headway
against the world. He was upwards of
three-score years and ten at th? time of
THE "OLD RELIABLE."-This troupe
will commence aseries of entertainments
in Irwin's Hall, on Thursday evening
next, continuing for three nights only.
We refer onr readers to the subjoined
extract from the Macon, Ga., Telegraph,
and also to their advertisement:
"To-night, the 'Old Reliable' troupe
will give an entertainment. No com?
mendation of the merits df trio troupe is
necessary at our hands. Heien D'Est?,
tho star actress, is well known to our
community, and those who Jnul the
pleasure of seeing her on the*stage when
here last, will surely take advantage of
tho second opportunity at present af?
forded them. She is well supported.
Mr. Stutzs, aa a tragedian, is perhaps
superior to any who has over visited our
town. Mr. Tannehill, in either tragedy
or comedy, fails not to entertain."
TUE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.-Wo an?
nounce with pleasuro that tho railroad
companies, through their officers, have .
given tho privilego to delegates to tho
State Medical Association, which will
assemble in Colombia on tho 16th of this
month, to pass over their roads for one
fare to this important scientific meeting.
Through tho County Medical Society of
Richland it has been also arranged that
th3 sovoral hotels of this city have re?
duced their charges to'all physicians who
may attend the convention.
Tho importance of the moeting, and
tho Bpecial consideration which has beon
oxtonded to members of tho association
by our railroads and hotels, should causo
all medical men throughout the State to
interest themselves in tho appointments
of delegates, nud County papers would
confor a benefit to their respectivo com?
munities by calling attention to tho fact
that whore no County sooieties are or?
ganized physicians will appoint mem?
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of tho General Assembly.
Regular Meeting Y. M. C. A.
P. H. Joyner-Exchango House.
Meeting Board of Trade.