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COLUNIA. S. C.
' Thursday Horning, April ll, 1872.
Hr To rm lu oar Btato QOTtrnmtnt.
It seems to be generally understood
and quietly agreed that the white people
of the State will remain passive, or, at
least, take no sotive and distinot patt,
in the general eleotions this fall. The
hopelessness of any further effort of the
white people to bring about politioal
harmony of action between the two
races has impressed the minds of oar
people, and they cannot be persuaded
again to undertake suoh work, in which
nothing but insults have been hitherto
gained, until the colored people shall
become cosvinoed of the folly and peril
of their present course, and themselves
proffer that co-operation by whioh only
we can ever hope to have a perfectly
satisfactory government in the State.
The field will be left entirely open to the
Republicans in the approaching cam?
paign, to effect Bach reforms in their
own ranks aa they may have the wish
and ability to do. They will be left per?
fectly free and unentrammelled by any
political ac (agonists, to select from their
own numbers the most virtuous and in?
telligent that their ranks afford.
"Whether such can be done or not, ic,'
of course, a matter of much doubt. It
depends entirely upon the strength, tact
and earnestness whioh the genuino re?
formers will exhibit. There are, we be?
lieve, a number of intelligent and saga?
cious colored men of position and influ?
ante in the Republican party of the
State, and white men likewise, who are
heartily disgusted with the rottenness of
the present government, and are keenly
aYtre to the disastrous consequences
whioh have already followed from it,
and the still greater ruin that must ulti?
mately come, if some healthful chango
be not soon wrought. Upon these cien,
rests the only present hope of checking
.ur downward course. Thore will, of
course, be a dissension in the Republi?
can party. With no common foe to
contend against, individuo! ambition for
place, power and emolument, would of
itself or?ate a division. In such a squab?
ble,, where the issue will be not that of
honest reform against corruption, but
simply rogue against rogue, or who
shall have the plunder, the white people
can take no interest. If we are left a
choice, for instance, between Scott and
Noagle, merely as candidates for Go?
vernor, there is not a soore of decent
and sensible white men in the State
who would turn on their heels for the
election of the one in preference to the
other. They are but different segments
of the same damnable ring, and that
ring has many segments of a like charac?
But, if on the other hand, the line of
demarcation be drawn by such Republi?
cans as have a real desire, whilo making
a new government, to mend, the old, a
goodly number of the whites will not be
simply indifferent lookers on, but will
give them considerable support at the
ballot-box, if not on tho stump. If the
conservative whites are satisfied that an
honest effort is being made by the better
blaok and white Republicans to amelior?
ate tho condition of the State-which
will best be shown by tho character of
the men put forward for publio posi?
tions-no inconsiderable vote will bo
east.in their favor.
The Republican reformers, though,
must commence to work in time. If the
primary County conventions aro allowed
to bo manipulated in tho interest of tho
present regime; if the same men who
now compose the Legislature compose or
oontrol the County conventions, and
hence the State nominating convention,
the struggle of the reformers will be ex?
ceedingly doubtful, if not utterly hope?
less. Once let it bo established that
Scott or Neaglo, or tho devil himself, as
some of the party have declared, is tho
nominee of what they may term tho
regular Republican convention, and the
masses of untutored blacks will follow
him like a flock of sheep.
The work of reform, then, to be suc?
cessful, must, like the Union League, bo
initiated at the cabin; from there work
its way in the neighborhood, control tho
Connty conventions, and thus show its
power when tho nominations aro made.
EDITOUIAIJ RETIREMENT.-Wo regret to
seo that the editorial connection of Mr.
H. W. Rice with tho Loxington Dispatch
has coased. Mr. Rioo is an able writer,
and his editorial careor has been marked
by no little of that earnestness and vim
that characterize him an a rising member
of the legal profession. We aro sorry to
IOBO him from tho journalistic field, but
it is some comfort to know that what is
lost to tho press will bo gaiuud to tho
If you Hud a newspaper curiously
folded, lying on a ball-room floor, don't
ask stupid questions about it.
Is THERE NO REDRESS?-Ono C. lu
Casey, who, while acting as deputy mar?
shal under Maj. Johnson, was guilty of
the most outrageous and riotous oonduot
at Union ville, and who is now under in?
dictment in the United States Court for
blank-mailing, for which be was deposed
from office by Major Johnson, has been
restored to 'office by Marshal Wallace,
and is now lording it over our citizens
in a manner whioh cannot be longer en?
dured if there is any mode of redress.
However groat our coatempt for the
man who has shown himself so baso and
unscrupulous, we were content to let
him pass as long as ho confined himself
to a legitimate discharge of his duties,
bat when he undertakes, without war?
rant or authority, upon charges he
knows to be false, to arrest quiet and
peaceable citizens, and when, with blan?
dished pistol and oaths, he attempts to
frighten inoffensive colored men into
making snoh accusations against a re?
spectable and honest citizen as will put
him within his olatohes, we feel it to bo
our duty to hold him up to pnblio scorn
and indignation, and to exhibit to the
world the character of tho man who in
sblcotcd by Mr. Wallace, Deputy United
States Marshal for this Stato, to repre?
sent him in this County.
A few days ago this man Casey, ac?
companied by a squad of United States
soldiers, rode np to tho residen oe of
Capt. David Anderson, one of our most
respected and wealthy citizens, residing
on North Tyger River, Bevon miles from
this place, and informed him that he was
arrested for intimidating voters, and
ordered him to report in town to tho
United State Commissioner. Capt. A.
inquired of him - who had made the
affidavit for the warrant? Ho ropliod he
had made it himself. Capt. A. then in?
quired who was to provo it? Ho an?
swered by giving tho names of two
colored men then in Capt. Anderson's
employment. Capt. A., conscious of
his innooenco, came to town as ordered,
and oh appearing before tho commis?
sioner, that officer (who, we believe, has
striven to discharge the unpleasant
duties of his office honestly and con?
scientiously) informed him that he knew
nothing of any charges or warrants
against him. Casey being summoned,
and finding that his rascally soheme,
whatever it may have been, had not suc?
ceeded, attempted, by a most barefaced
and miserable subterfuge, to get out of
the scrape, by saying that ho only de?
sired Capt. Anderson to come over and
pay some revenue tax still standing
The facts in regard to tho abuso of
colored men are substantially as follows:
On tho same day, or near the timo of
the visit made to Capt. Anderson, Casey
went to the residence of Capt. D. A.
Switzer, one of our largest planters and
a merchant, residing some fourteen
miles frqm town, threatened Capt. S,
with arrest for violation of the revenue
license law, and upon being informed by
Capt. S. that he had paid his license,
and that he had his (Casey's) reooipt for
the same, he turned off to somo colored
men in the employment of Capt. S., and
with brandished pistol, cursed and
abased thom for not turning informers,
and swore that they wero bribed not to
It is thus that tho good people of our
County are insulted, harassed and tyran?
nized over by a man who is either a lu?
natic, or what is moro probable, a shame?
less and unmitigated knave.
We take pleasure in saying, that so far
as oar information oxtends, the soldiers
who havo accompanied Casey in his
peregrinations through the County havo
demeaned themselves with propriety,
and aie not at all responsible for any?
thing he has done or said.
KNIOHTS OF P?THIAS.-Tho next ses?
sion of the Supreme Lodge will be held
at Neale's Hall, in Baltimore, on Tues?
day, April 16. Tho Supremo Lodge is
composed of the Fast Grand Chancellors
of the several jurisdictions, though, by
the action of the body ut its last session,
the right to speak and voto is confined
to two Supreme Representatives from
each Grand Jurisdiction.
Tho Knights of Pythias of Maryland
have mudo suitable preparations fur the
rucoption, and tho subordinate lodges
will maku a grand parado iu tho new
uniform lately adopted. They will bo
joined by delegations from Pennsylva?
nia, Virginia, Delaware, tho District of
Colombia, and other States. As this
will be the first demonstration of tho
order, every effort will bo made to render
it a success.
Tho first lodge of tho Knights of Py?
thias was organized iu Washington city,
by a gentleman named J. H. Rathbone,
on tho 19th of February, 1861. F or u
few years, tho prospects of tho order
were slow; bat new lodges wero insti?
tuted from timo to timo, and in April,
18G8, delegates in a provisional assem?
blage formed a Supremo Lodge, which
met for the first timo on August ll,
18G8, and became fully organized by tho
adoption of a constitution and by-laws
and the election of grand officers.
The statistics of tho order show a mar?
vellous increase in membership and
wealth. Thero aro now thirty-uino ju?
risdictions, twenty-eight grand lodges,
980 subordinate lodges, and 100,000
members in the United States alono. It
has spread i uto every Stato and Territory
of our country, oxoept two. Tho whole
order is controlled by tho Suprome
Lodge of tho world, which has esta?
blished branches of the orgnu.zntion or
has under consideration applications for
such establishment in Canada, tho Sand?
wich Islands, Germany, Italy, Spain,
Engluud aud Austtalia.
Tho delegates from tue order in South
Curolina will bc, wo understand, Augus?
tina T. Smytho, Esq., and Dr. J. Somers
Buist. - Charleston Courier.
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It is said that Carl Schurz will this
week go to Now York to attempt to or?
ganiza tho German element in that city
for tho Cincinnati Convention.
AN ABTONISHINO EXHIBIT.-Io the de?
bate on the army appropriation bill in
the Ho a BO of Representa Uvea on Friday,
Ur. Beck, of Kentucky, stated ?nd pro?
duced the-'Agares in detail which proved
that the Quartermaster's Bureau bad
expended over $60,000,000. and the
Ordnance Bureau over 817,000,000, in
excess of th? appropriations made for
them by Congress eidce July 1, 1865.
The Secretary of War, in answer to the
resolution of the House calling for an
aooonnt of theso sums, stated that they
had been spent "to pay the debts of the
varions bureaus," without any attempt
whatever to show the expenditure in de?
tail or even its obaraoter. The Secreta?
ry's statement further shows that the
total amount received by the Depart?
ment since June 30, 1865, in excess of
its appropriations by Congress, was the
sum of $107,959,416.62. All of this has
been used except $2,000,000. It has
been a Btock boast of tho defenders of
the Administration to show how the ex?
penses of tho army have boen reduoed,
and to refer to the congressional appro?
priation bills for tho Agares of expendi?
ture. The Secretary of War now shows
that the aotual expenditures have exceed?
ed these appropriations in seven years by
nearly 8106,000,000. Not only is there
no account whatever rendered to Con?
gress of this enormous expenditure, but
Mr. Deck proouresevidence which justi?
fies him in charging that great sums
have gone to agents and lobbyists of the
Department and have been paid out in
tho Southern States to keep men loyal.
Mr. Beck is not a mau who makes
charges loosely. Perhaps at some future
time tho particulars of these expendi?
tures of over $100,000,000 may be fer?
reted out for tho instruction of the coun?
ANCIENT MASONIC RELIC.-Tho Union
Kilwinning Lodge, of this city, origi?
nally organized by Scotchmen, has been
presented, through Douglas Nisbet,
Esq., a brother Masou, with an iron
mallet which had been used in the erec?
tion of the Abbey of Dundrennau, found?
ed in 1142, in the Stowartry of Kirkund
bright, Scotland. The valuable memo?
rial of the very distant past came from
James Cranstoun, P. M. 41 S. G. W.
XXL S. R. I. G. W. ; 490 G. L. of Scot?
land. A photograph of tho ruins of thu
Abboy, which it had aided in erecting,
accompanied the mallet; also a note giv?
ing its history.
The Union Kilwinning Ledge made
suitable acknowledgments at a meeting
recontly held, and ordered them to be
transmitted to Brother Cranstoun, and
to tho Grand Lodgn of Scotland. We
would take the liborty of suggesting to
the lodge owning the precious heirloom,
to place it somewhere so that it can bo
seen, for it can .but oxcite a deep interest,
and not with Masons alone.
Wo make tho following extract from a
communication hy Col. D. Wyatt Aiken,
in tho Abbeville Press and Banner:
*Tt ia my purpose, during the next
six months, to canvass the Stato with a
view of awakeniug a more lively interest
in the cause of agriculture. If the far?
mers, farmers' families and all others
directly interested in agriculture will
lend mo their ear, and hear my advice, I
am vaiu enough to believe I can be the
humble instrument of saving them thou?
sands of money annually, hereafter. I
propose counselling with the citizens of
my own County before going into other
, parts of tho Stato."
Tho danger of extremes is illustrated
i hy the jury system. Whilo we are pass?
ing laws to remove the hitherto necos
I sary ignorance, of tho average juror,
Austria is lamenting his over-much
knowledge. The minister of justice has
brought in a bill t > suspend the whole
system, becausa every trial is made a
political question, and the jury study
the subjeot in that light with preternatu?
ral sharpness, and return their verdicts
in accordance with their political sym?
pathies, and with a lofty disregard for
evidence and law.-Chicago Tribune.
That's the woy verdicts aro made up
in too many of the Federal courts iu this
DEATH OF OLD SETTLGIIS.-On Tues?
day, 2d April, died Jesse Yelverton, ono
of tho old settlers of tho Liberty Dis?
trict. Mr. Yelverton lived on Boar
Swamp, not far from daddy's mill. He
had reached tho extraordinary ago of
nearly 100 years. Ho lived a sober,
puro and Himplo lifo. Also, on Wednes?
day, 3d inst., in tho samo neighborhood,
but perhaps across tho lino, in Robeson,
Hinyard Falk, who was about tho snmo
ugo as Mr. Yelverton. Thus our old men
aro passing away. Tho two whose death
wo notico to-day were the oldest men wc
know of in our part of tho country.
TUE AEUESTED.-Wo have received
from Deputy Uuitod States Marshal Ma?
loney, tho following statement of tho ar?
rests made by him and quietly submitted
to hy tiloso arrested: John Merchant,
Sim. Malone, Hilliard Bishop, Adam
Burleigh, Frauk Lovelace, Cicero Love?
lace, Frauk Dodd. Eli Wall, Ed. C.
Jones, Wm. M. Ki nani, Dr. Solzlor,
Thomas P. Slider, John Houseall, Chas.
Sims, Thomas B. Wadlington, J. ?.
McFall, Ruxtcr Chapman, Chas. Frank?
lin, Malcomb Johnstone, Bennett Han?
cock, Dr. Hatton, Grafton Laney, Isom
Reynolds, Sam. Young, Jell*. Duucan,
Lawson Green, Potor Galmun, William
Wiutz and Tony Croft.
A mau played doad, with laudanum,
otc, at his side, in order to test his
wife's affections. Sho, to tost his vita?
lity, ran a cambric u oed lo into his leg
and brought him to.
A bit of undigested chocso in a Scdidia
girl's stomach bad for somo timo been
passing for a lizard. A powerful em;;tic
disclosed the fraud.
. THE GoourT COURT AT A STAND STILL
-THE EU KLUX CABES IN PREPARATION.
In the United States Court, yesterday,
bot very little business was transacted,
and, in fact, this court appears to have
come to a stand-still in consequence of
the non-arrival of Judge Bond, who was
expected to arrive on Monday night, to
preside over the approaching trials of
the Ku Klux oases. By a curious con?
flict of dates in the law relating to the
holding of United States Courts, a term
of the United States Circuit Court is
ordered to be held at Richmond, Vir?
ginia, beginning on the first Monday of
April in eaoh year, and a torin of tho
United States Circuit Court, presided
over by the same Judge, is also ordered
to be begun at Charleston, S. C., on the
first Monday of April in eaoh year.
Under these oircumstances Jud go Bond
has the option of which conrt ho shall
hold first, and it acorns that he has
chosen to begin at Richmond. He ex?
pected, however, to be able to complete
the most important business before the
court at Richmond during the first week
of the first term, and then como to
Charleston, so an to arrive hereon Mon?
day night; hut it appears that ho has
been obliged to change this programme,
aud tho date of his arrival hero is now a
matter of some uncertainty.
In the meautime, Judge Bryan, who
baa been holding the Circuit Court hero
since the 1st instant, has disposed of all
tho cases on the docket, with the excep?
tion of the Ku Klux cases, and there is
now but little for the court to do until
tho arrival of the Circuit Judge. Dis?
trict Attorney Corbin and his assistant.
Mr. Earle, are industriously engaged in
preliminary examinations of witnesses,
(aud, by tho way, are permitting an in?
tolerable nuisance by keeping a crowd
of ill-conditioned and ill-mannered
negro witnesses waiting on theBide-walk
in frout of their ofiice, on Meeting
street,) and in preparing their cases for
presentation to the grand jury. It is
understood that a very largo number of
cases arc in preparation, and that most
of tho persons said to bo implicated
have already been arrested. Among tho
counsel who are expected to defend these
defendants aro Colonel F. W. MoMaster,
of Columbia, and Messrs. Buist k Buist,
Pressley, Lord & Ioglesby aud Simontou
& Barker, of this city.
[Charleston News, 10th.
SOOTH CAROLINA.-The following ia an
extract from a private letter dated Spar
tanburg, S. C., received in Now York by
a mercantile firm of that city from a
South Carolina correspondent, and pub?
lished by tho Journal cf Commerce:
"Business is very dull hero at present.
The country is iu such a disturbed state
now there is nothing doing. The de?
puty United States otlicors with troops
of Boldiers ure scouting tho country day
and night, arresting men everywhere.
They aro bringing old mon, Borne of
them of eighty and niuety years, some
even on crutches, and lodging them in
jail. Some of these old mon, I feel
satisfied, have not been away from their
homes a night for ton or twenty years.
Hundreds aro leaving tho country, be?
cause no man knows whose tarn may
come noxt. The officers will take per?
fectly innocent men, and throw them
iuto prison for a length of time without
preferring charges against them, and ex?
tort money of them and then turn them
loose. Wo have a perfect roigo of terror
hore. Troops are under arms and gal?
loping in overy direction. This region
waa never, in fact, moro quiet and
peaceable than it is now. Money and
politics seom to be tho objects of tho
raid. You will scarcely seo a citizen
passing in the streets; and as for cropo,
thoro will be very littlo made this year,
if this thing goes on any longer. I am
told these fellows got fifty dollars for
each arrest, which reward seoms to bo
tho great motive power. I saw them
bring in Jonie old men to-day, who
could hardly walk. I hope you gontlo
mon will bo as lenient as possible. I
have a good deal of money ont, which I
cannot collect at present."
ANTIOCH.-Tho recent destruction of a
great portion of this ancient city, by au
earthquake, recalls many events in tho
distant past, of which, when in its
glory, it was tho theatre. Antioch was
fouuded oUO years beforo Christ, and
was tho first placo in which His followers
took tho name of Christiaus. It was
ouco a great city, and tho objeot of
peculiar solicitude to tho- Apostles.
From 100,000 inhabitants, and truly
oriental in its magnificence, it lins
dwindled down to a small aud insignifi?
cant city of 10,0U0, aud its grand temples
to tho Most High havo all, without ex?
ception, given way for tho mosques of
Mahomet. Its inhabitants aro poor,
and deal chit Hy in silk, goat's hair and
salted eels, which coustituo their only
articles of export, aud in no great
quantity nt that. Still, tho whole
Christian world loves tho "imoof Anti?
och from its hallowed associations, and
will bo touched with a fueling of real
pity for tho great calamity that has
fallen upon her. She has often been
desolated by earthquakes, which was ono
of tho chief causes of her decline.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF DR. JOHN CUN?
NINGHAM.-lt is with feelings of the
deepest regret that wo anuouueo tho
death of this prominent citizen, nt his
residence, near Templo of Health, on
yesterday morning. It seems that tho
Doctor, in attempting to take a gun
from the rack, whero it was suspended,
struck tho hammer, which discharged
tho whole load into his throat, killing
him instantly. His geniality and vi?
vacity, together with tho impulses of a
generous and truo heart, had won for
him many warm friends aud admirers.
Hu was a young man in the primo of
life, and his deuth will be a loss to tho
community in which ho lived. Ho
leavers a young wife and littlo children
to mourn his loss.
[Abbeville Press a/id Hanner.
Cm MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHCHNU ia five conte.
The season for excursions Ss near at
Attention is directed to the ohanges in
the post office boars. .
Yesterday was a fine day, and every?
body seemed to take advantage of it for
Complaint is again made to ns of the
nuisances caused by cows being allowed
to roam onr streets at night.
As the summer season is rapidly ap
proaohing, proper sanitary measures
should be instituted at once.
Geo. Busbyhcad, Chief of the Chero?
kee Nation, is registered at the Colum?
There are many beantifnl shade trees
in Columbia, but some of them are sadly
negleotod. Tho lower branches of the
trees io different parts of our city need
R. C. Shiver & Co. speak for them?
selves in our issue of this mcrn.cg.
The Masonic fraternity have replaced
the lamp in front of their ball by ono
which is an improvement on the old.
The red light, wo are informed, indi?
cates a meeting of the Chapter, and the
blue light a meeting of one of the'
Mr. Enoch West, one of the Laurens
prisoners, who hes had a dangerous at?
tack of pneumonia in jail from expoBnre
since his arrest, was better, yesterday.
The stone-cutters who had been em?
ployed on the F?deral oonrt house and
post office, in this city, and struck for
eight hours per day of labor, were re?
called to their posts, yesterday. We
aro pleased to state this fact, and hope
the work will be pushed forward with re
The attention of merchants, shop?
keepers, brokers and business men gen?
erally is called to the license notice of
Mr. M. J. Calnan, Counfy Auditor, in
The gardons aro flourishing.
Local news was a scarce article yester?
TRANSPORTATION* OF CURRENCY.-Tho
United States Treasurer has decided
that, in order to entitle remittances, con?
taining from $5 to $50, of currency to
transportation at tho expense of the
Treasury Department, at least $5 worth
of tho amount must consist of fractional
currency. Remittances of legal tender
notes must contain at least $50 to entitle
thom to transportation nt Government
PHONIXIANA.-The mind readily em?
braces tho dictates of sincere reason.
It costs more to avenge wrongs than
to hear them.
"O for a thousand tongues," said the
lad when he crawled into a molasses bar?
The fashion of throwing an old slipper
after the carriage of a newly-married
couple is supposed to mean that the
ways of matrimony are very slippery.
There is a heroic innocence as well as
a heroic courage.
The debt of nature should never be
paid, if it can't he collected without an
Forgiveness is a God-like virtue; re?
sentment is diabolical.
Temptations are enemies outside tho
castle sooking entrance.
Tho infallible cure for rheumatism is
now flannel and patience; and for gout,
tea and toast and exercise.
Which is tho ngliost hood ever worn?
"Como whero my love lies dreaming,"
and sec how sho looks without paint on
When is butter like Irish children?
When it is made iuto little Pats.
A young lady has been found who, in?
stead of having a pupil in her oyo, has a
handsome- young schoolmaster.
Wool gatherings-Fights hotwocn ne?
When Horaco Greeley wants to hide
his feelings, ho puts them in writing.
TnEATRiCATj.-Tho "Old Reliable"
Troupe, established in 1868, will make
their first appearance before a Columbia
audience this evening, at Irwin's Hall.
The play will ho "East Ly ono; or, thc
Elopement," from Mrs. Henry Wood's
world-renowned story of that name.
Miss Helen D'Esto, who is pronounced
a star actress hy tho press of our neigh?
boring cities, will appear in tho dual
characters of Lady Isnbol and Madame
Vino. Mr. Stuttz comos to our city
highly spoken of as a tragedian, and Mr.
Tannehill as a favorito in cither tragedy
or comedy. Tho oveniug's entertain?
ment will conclude with a glorious farce,
in which tho leading characters will he
personated by Mr. and Mrs. Tannehill.
The company have mado arrangements
for tho salo of reserved seats at thc
music storo of Prof. LyBrand, foi
which thero will ho no extra charge.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.- Th a North era
mail opens at 2.80 P. M.; closes 10.45
A. M. Charlee ton day mail opens 4.80
P. M.; olosee 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.16 A. M.; ol osea COO
P. M. Greenville- moil opens 6.45 P.
M. ; doses 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 12.30 A. M.; cloees 12.80 P. M.
Wilmington mail' opens 2.30 P. M.;
closes 10.80 A. M. OD Sunday ornoo
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES COMMIS?
SIONER.-Dr. John T. Craig, charged
with a violation of the internal revenue
laws, was again before United States
Commissioner Boozer, yesterday, for ex?
amination. On motion of Col. W. D.
Simpson, defendant's attorney, the ex?
amination was postponed until Friday
Munson Buford, of Laurens, charged
with murder and conspiracy, was arrest?
ed in this oity, yesterday morning,
while en roule to his home, and taken
before United States Commissioner
Boozer, who committed him to jail to
await an examination on Friday next.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of the General Assembly.
Logan's Stables-Mules for Sale.
B. C. Shiver & Co.-Dry Goods.
M. J. Calnan-License Notice.
To CHBYSTAUZE FLOWERS.-Construct
some baskets of fundy form with pliable
copper wire and wrap them with gauze.
Into these tie to the bottoms violets,
ferns, geranium leaves-in fact, any
flowers except full-blown roses-and
sink them in a solution of alnm, of one
pound to a gallon of water, after the
solution has cooled. The colors will
then be preserved in their original beau?
ty, and the crystalized alum will hold
faster than when from a hot solution.
When yon have a light covering of crys?
tals that completely covers the artioles
remove tho basket carefully, and allow
to drip for twelve hours. These baskets
make a beautiful parlor ornament, and
for a long time preserve the freshness of
the flo wera.-Journal of Chemistry.
A DOLLY VARDEN.-Here is tho de?
scription a Philadelphia husband gives
of one his wife wore:
"It is a dress with sunflowers, and
cabbages and pumpkins worked all over
it, and a lot of snakes squirming around
for a back ground. Why, it is enough
to give a man the delirium tremens to
look at it. Who ever saw snob a pat?
tern? It's flash wall paper run mad.
You look exactly like some Japanese tea
.Our "case" with Great Britain, at first
in the "nominative," next in the "accu?
sative," has now passed to the "voca?
tive." With the plain "English," it has
been, all along, in the "objective," and
they swear by all their eyes that it shall
never reaoh tho "possessive," as far as
we are concerned, until John Bull gets
into another "mood."
The Chicago fire is not all qnenohed
yet. The other day some workmen
were surprised by the bursting out of a
flame uftcr they had gone down several
feet through a mass of frozen brick and
A Hussion printer has invented a type?
setting machine which, it is claimed,
well set in an hour 30,000 letters. It
oosts 5,000 rabies, and 1,000 letters set
thereby cost only five cents.
Kontucky's oldest man lives in Madi?
son County, and is 110 years old. The
papers uegleot to state whether he chews
tobacco or was ever patted on the head
by the father of his country.
It is reported that a party left Lum
berton, a day or two since, to search for
the body of Henry Berry Lowrey.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, April 10.-Columbia
Hotel-Vf T J Woodward, 8 O; Q BuBhyhead,
(Chief of the Gherokeo nation;) M A Bradloy,
Angusta; L J Orime. Newberrv; H M Dr?ne,
EL Hall, D E L Fcllyaw, H D Gilbert, B B
Collins. G W Wall, D M Rouco, N C; J B
Campblo, B F Lieber, Phil delphia; N V.
Lidalo, Brooklvn; R H Ives, W Gannell, R I;
J S Browning, H C R lt; J 8 Clow, Camdon; B
A Smith. L W Duvall, Winnaboro; W H
Iirown, wife and servant U S Army; Misa
Townsend, Pa; S T Poinior, Chestor; JD Ash?
ford, Winnaboro; M L Dunlap, Pendleton; WT
G Know, Washington; J H Averill, Charleston.
dickerson House-J II Sinclair and wifo,
Iowa; 8 Anglo, N Taylor, Charlotte; lt W Pet
tey, Air-Lino Railroad; W H Alexander, Ala?
bama; 8 O Mcilwaine, Baltimore; E W Mer?
cer, SC; JT Dulliotd, N J; J Wark, N Y; F A
DR. SAOE'S CATARRU REMEDY is no Patent
Medicino humbug, gotten up to dupe the ig?
norant and credulous, hut is a perfect spe?
cific for Nasal Catarrh, "Cold in tho head,"
and kindred diseases.
i A GLORIOUS RECORD.-Twelvo yoars ago, a
few modest lines in a Now York journal in?
vited public attontion to a now Vegetablo Rc
: storative, And solicited a trial of its merita as
a remedy for indigestion, biliousness, fever
i and ague, debility, norvous disorlers, rheu?
matism, and all complaints requiring invigo*
1 rating and regulating treatment. In this
quiet, unpretentious way, PLANTATION BIT?
TERS wau introduced to the world, lt was a
1 success from tho boginning. All that was
, claimed for it aa a tonio, a correctivo and an?
tidoto to malarious fever, was found to ho
strictly true. Within Ave yoars the annual
i sales of this artiolo amounted to ovor ono
million of bottles. A few yoars moro and tho
- demand had awollod to live millions. Ibo
annual coneumpti n of the Bitters has now
roached tho almost incredible, aggregato of
I six millions of bottles, and for every bottlo
sold a copy of tho Illustrated Medical Annual,
published by tho proprietors, at a cost of
1160,000, is given away. A113J
VENETIAN BLINDS.-No invention waa o\i
to important to tho peopln of hot climates as
aho Venetian blind. Admitting tho air and a
shaded light, whilo keoping out tho heat and
i glaro, they aro absolutely essential to com?
fort in thia country. If tho houses of any of
our readers uro destitute of thoso valuahlo
I contrivances, they should at onco, before tho
hot weather sets in, Bond their orders to Mr.
1 P. P. TOALS, NO. '20 Hayno street, Charleston,
> 8. C., manufacturer and dealer in dours,
sashes, blinds, baluster^, mouldings, Ac, Ac.
March 21 f.