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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Friday Horning, April 12, 1872.
Grant and Juarez.
The origin and cause of the civil war
in Mexico, whioh is now deluging that
oft distracted country with the blood of
its oitizens, is not generally known.
The common belief is that Porfirio Diaz,
the leader of the revolutionists, is no
better than a kind of insurgent free?
booter, who has risen to oppose with his
brother bandits the legal authority of
President Juarez from motives simply of
personal ambition and a greed for power
and plunder. But the truth, if we may
oredit the latest accounts from the Mexi?
can border, is the exaot reverse of this.
Porfirio Diaz is said to be a man of im?
mense popularity with his countrymen,
and beloved and respected for his inte?
grity and lofty patriotism. Juarez, it
appears, is a usurper, and occupies just
that position in Mexico whioh thousands
of patriotic citizens, joalous of the pre?
servation of Bepublioan liberty, fear
that Ulysses 3. Grant will aaaumc if
again eleoted President of the United
At the last Presidential election, Jua?
rez, who had already served two terms,
again put himself forward as a candi?
date. He was charged, and it is said
the charge was well-grounded, of having
largely added to his private wealth, at
tho expense of the public. Tho people
were tired of him, at any rate, and were
anxious to be rid of his hateful rule.
Senor Don Lerdo was run against him,
and upon Don Lerdo fell the popular
ohoice. But Juarez determined not to
surrender his long-enjoyed power, and
having almost absolute oontrol of the
machinery and patronage of the Govern?
ment, he had the election declared a tie,
and the seleotion of a President was
thus thrown into the hands of Congress,
oomposed almost entirely of the tools of
Juarez, and he was consequently re?
instated in the Presidential chair. This
flagrant act of usurpation and disregard
of the declared wishes of the people.
Porfirio Diaz indignantly resolved to !
resent, and he at once issued his pro
nunoiamento, calling upon all true
and patriotic Mexiaans to assist him
" in dethroning the usurping Juarez.
There has been a hearty response to his
call. Thousands of citizens have en?
listed under his banner. The most dis?
tinguished and able generals are with
him, and the government of Juarez is
being shaken to its centre. If this ac?
count of tho causo of the war be correct,
and we have no reason to doubt it, the
- lovers of free government, throughout
the entire country, should wish success
to Diaz and the revolutionists. They
are now engaged iu just such a straggle
as many thoughtful observers of the
times anticipate that the people of these
United S ates will find themselves in?
volved in when they shall have tired of
Grant. He, like Juarez, has grown im?
mensely wealthy by unaccountable
means since elected Chief Magistrate of
the nation. He is regarded as a danger- '
There is not to-day a siuglo man of
acknowledged statesmanship, and who
has had occasion to notice the rapidly
centralizing drift of his administration,
that favors his re election. Every such
mau secs that in Grant there lurks the
gravest peril to American liberty, and
entertains the reasonable fear that if
again made Piesident, he will, like Jua?
rez, never surrender his power, never
release his occupancy of tho White
House, uutil forced to do so hy means
other than tho peaceful ono of the bal?
THE LAW AND THE PROFITS.-Some of
our readers may perhaps remember, not
over a score of years ugo, one August
Von Glahn, a dealer in dry goods on
King Btreot, in this staid old city. Tho
said Von Glahn, (no nobleman, tho
"von" notwithstanding,) moved to the
West, and there came in possession of a
fortune. . But riches do not always bring
happiness, and Mr. Von Glahn and his
wife, they lived in great strife. He suod
for a divorce, and, after long years of
litigation and much hope deferred, he
won the suit, and had the glorious privi?
lege of paying $37,128 in costs. To be
sure, suits of this sort cost money. Mr.
Glahn appealed from tho Circuit to tho
Supreme Court, who again sent him I
baok to the Circuit Court. The costs in
this case aro something stupendous,
notwithstanding. Tho whole amount
went as costa and fees; for of S 10,000
awarded to Mrs. Von Glahn for mainte?
nance, A-c., sho had nothing left after
paying her lawyers. The little bill reads
as follows: Costs of first suit, 02,990; ap?
peal to Supremo Court, $12,4-12; costs of
second suit, $11,696; paid Mr?. Von
Glahn, 810,000. Total, $37,128. Surely
tho Inw's delay and tho lawyers' fees
ought to make a fellow think twico be?
fore ho seeks justico in Chicago.
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Woodhull and Cloflin are going lo Eu?
rope. If tho ship tliey are to sail in ever
intends to sink in tho middlo of the At?
lantic, that'll bo tho time for her to do
Tbl Earthquake in California.
By the arrival, at 2 P. M., of Colonel
Charles Whipple, by the stage direot
from Lone Pine, I am enabled to for?
ward the particulars of what is undoubt?
edly the most destructivo earthquake,
considering the theatre of the damage,
which has ever been experienced in the
United States, and probably for a groat
number of years anywhere on this con?
tinent. The shook occurred at twenty
five minutes past 2 A. M., of Tuesday,
the' 26th, and, so far os I can learn,
Lone Pine was pretty near tho initial
point of the disturbance. I judge so, at
least, from its being the point where the
agitation was most violent and the great?
est damage done.
Colonel Whipple is the only person
who has yet arrived here from the
OwenB Biver Valley sinao it occurred,
and he has been interviewed ever since.
He was sleeping in a two-story adobe
house, up ?taira, when the earthquake
ooonrrod. He sprang ont of bed, caught
bis pants, and had prooeeded about ten
feet into the hail, when he was thrown
upon his baok, the walls and the roof
coming right down upon him, and he
was knocked momentarily insensible.
As he went down with the crash of the
building, he says, "I thought of my wife
aud children, and then this is death."
As soon as he came to and was able to
dig oat from the rains, he went down
the street to tho centre of the town,
where the most appalling sight awaited
him. Fifty-two houses were thrown
down, and fifty-four persons, or more
than one-sixth of the population of the
town, were buried beneath the ruins.
The cries of those who were crushed in
the fallen buildings were borne out
upon the olear mountain air with terrible
distinctness, and struck terror and dis?
may to the hearts of the relatives and
friends who were more fortunate and
had escaped. The most terrible up?
heavals were still going on, threatening
every second to destroy tho few houses
that were still standing. The oitizons
immediately o?mmenced tho work of re?
moving the shattered and wrecked
structures to liberate those who were
only wounded and find tho dead. It is
horrible to have to say that nt this fear?
ful time, when the air was rent with
shrieks of tho suffering and dying, there
were some so base as to curry on the
work of robbery and pillage. Yet such
is the case. A man who was sleeping,
Yoacito, a batcher, escaped with his life,
while his companion was killed at hit
Bide, and he stole all tho money and
valuables on his dead friend bofore he
left him. The effect of tho heart-rend?
ing calls of survivors-"Oh, where is mj
wife?" "Ob, where is my brother?" "Oh,
where are my children?" "Help me tc
find my children 1"- may be better ima
gined than described. Every man whe
was able to stand, worked at digging
them out wherever there were cries foi
help, until long after daylight.
A fire broke out in Mr. Loomis' store
beneath whioh there was known to b*
powder stored, but Mr. Covington, Mr
Lyman and others, at imminent peril o
their lives, worked at the fire until it wa
subdued, and the danger of an explo
sion was averted. The work of rescu
went on till 9 o'clock, ut which bou
twenty-three coffins were constructed
twonty-three dead bodies wero preparo*
for their final rest in tho troubled earth
Thirty of tho wounded had been extri
oated and cared for, of whom, it i
feared, five may yet die. Col. Whippl
says Mr. Goldman told him, about ti A
M., that he had connted 361 soparnte au
distinct shooks. There were four elis
tinot kinds of shock*. The effect of on
bo describes as if au enormous monstc
shell, situated exactly beneath tho towr
bael been exploded aud came up ulmo:
to their feet with a dull thud, and as i
rsached tho surface produced a terrill
vibration; another was u quick, violet
oscillation of tho earth, without an
noise or sign but its motion; tho thir
was preceded by a sound like the lon
roll which drums beat before butti*
Then the noise died out and tho chi
came on. Tho fourth wns like a 201
pounder Parrott, fired from a mountai
side, tho noiso seeming to scale tl
mountains to their base, and wheu th
passed over a terrille trembling cou
deuced. The profoundest sympathy
felt hero for tho sufferers. A meeting *
our citizens is now being held ut tl
Graham House, and about 3750 ba'
already been subscribed, and provision
blankets, Ac, will bu ut ouco lor wurdee
Everything in the town was destroy!
that was perishable, such as food and t
! tho goods iu the stores. I semi you
lis,t of the killed and wounded, and ul
I tho proceedings of n meeting held I
the citizens of the lato town. Exagg
rated accounts had preceded Col. Whi
pie's arrival here about an onornw
aperture being opened in tho earth, vt
canoes bursting out, and kindred i
ports. We had a story that a gulf w
opened 200 feot wide; it ia not twont
A cruck is made through tho valley sor
thirty milos long, Northward from Loi
Pino, but it is not very extensive. Thc
has boen no volcanic demonstration.
Independence suffered severely, but i
ono was killed there. Tho Inyo Jiu
pendene o?loo was badly pied, tho pre:
being capsized. No town was serious
damaged except Lone Pine.
A public meeting wus held by tho ci
zeus of Lone Pino for tho purpose
gaining information regarding tho nu
ber of dead and disabled by the terril
earthquake which visited oar town tl
morning, between tho hours of 2 anil
und to deviso moans to assist, as far
possible, tho distressed, and to core 1
thc sick ami tho homeless and bury t
A motion was mndo to appoint a ei
zen committco of five to gather the tlc
and pr?vido coffins. Tho Committee
Deaths, Funerals and Casualties rope
ed the following:
List of tho killed: Jules Madeh
nged forty-five years, native of Frau
George Jocelyn, aged forty years, nat
of California; Louisa Mnutringer,
faul; Alice Mayson, aged ton years, I
liforoia; Francisco Lopez, aged thirty
five years, Mexico; Jose Maria Ilavilla,
aged fifty years, Mexico; J. Montarin,
aged sixty years, France; Miss Lucy,
aged thirty-five years, Ireland; Lorenzo
Mesa, aged sixty-four years, Mexico;
John D. Ybeseta, aged forty-two years,
Chile; Antonio Monteri, aged twenty
one years, Mexico; Maria Cordola Tar
racon, aged twenty-three years, Mexioo;
Dolores Tarracou, aged eight years, Ca?
lif ornia; Lonisa Tarraoon, aged seven
years, Oalifornia; Antone Tarraoon, in?
fant, California; Philomna Henrique/,,
four years of age, California; Alberto
Henriqnez, two years of age, Oalifornia;
Lolinardo Tapita, aged sixty years,
Chile; William Gray, aged forty-two
years, Texas; Ignacio Cordova, aged
forty-seven years, Mexico.
Injured: i\ Austin Heddie, Thomas
Gardiner, Mr. Burkhardt, Mrs. Burk?
hardt, Mr. McCall, M?BS McCall, B. A.
Loomis, D. P. Carter, Miss Fimburt,
Mrs. N. Beddy, C. Cohen, Mrs. Joslyn,
Mrs. Califf, Miss Califf, Col. Whipple,
J. Mankind, James Sourie, G. Praneir
ro, M. E. Cullys and three children, B.
Larrien, F. Murphy, Andres Lumas, P.
Cervantes, S. Munez, L. Parca, J. Cor?
doba, B. Tarraoon, J. Burton.
A committee of five responsible citi?
zens was appointed to solicit subscrip?
tions in the State, a great deal of Buller?
ing having been caused by the incessant
and continuous earthquakes, a great
number of people having lost their all,
and the few merchants being unable to
give relief, their whole stock of merchan?
dize being a mass of ruin and wreck.
There is no lumber hero to erect cveu
temporary habitations, nor auy of tho
common necessaries of life, such us
flour, groceries and clothing.
[San Francisco Chronicle, 3lst ult.
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TUE GREAT SPANISH. ORATOR.-It is
certainly worth a pilgrimage to Mecca or
Madrid to seo and hear that man of mon,
the perfect orator. Such an orator, Se?
nor Castelar says, is Figuorns, the Spa?
nish Republican leader. He has tho
purest, noblest character imaginable
he is frankness, sincerity, fidelity per?
sonified. He has indomitable energy,
tho most delicate political skill, ardent
devotion to conviction, and excellent
culture. So much for the frame-work of
his eloquence. His speeches aro sober,
correct und brilliant, earnest, courteous,
calm and reasonable; wonderfully ucute,
and at the same time persuasivo. When
it is neoessary ho knows how to thrill
ths Cortes with his passionate fervor;
and at times he rises to sublimity. He
has the keenest perception of the weuk
points in tho enemy's armor, and the
most exquisite sense of opportunity; ht
can call up storms upon the opposition
benches with the sumo facility wit!
which he calms them among his owe
partisans. He has a prodigious mern
ory, unalterable serenity and self-posses?
sion, wears a benevolent smile when hi:
lips are sending forth shafts of hitter
ness, and holds himself in perfect calm
while his hoarors are quivering with th<
excitement produced by his eloquence
And, withal, his face, attitude, and
action aro lull of majesty and simplicity
RADICATJ MENDACITY.-Tho Columbi!
Union, of last Saturday, in a more thut
usually mendacious article, uses thi
" When n compauy of mon go iuto i
town, as they did into Chester a yea
ago, and ask protection of the people
stutiug that two of their number hai
beeu killed tho night before; und whoi
that company is driven away, and, be
fore morning, thirty of their unmbe
slaughtered, shall not those murderer
bo brought to justice?"
As some of tho worthiest men of thi
County have boen arrested and bourn
over to appear at the court now iu BCS
sion in Charleston, to answer for thei
participation in tho fight ut New Hop
Church, and as tho whole matter of th
entrance of the armed militia into thi
town on tho Gth of March, 1871, will
doubtless, be made tho subject of judi
oial investigation, wo do not deem i
proper at this time to go into a detaile
statement of that occurrence in order t
show how littlo of truth thero is iu th
above. For tho present we simply pn
nomico it a foul und wicked libel upo
4bc people of this community.
DEATH OF R. L. MCILWAINE.-Oi;
columns to-day announce tho funeral t
ono of our best and most ostecme
young citizens, Mr. It. L. Mcilwaine, (
tho firm of Nelson it Mcilwaine. El
dowed with line intellectual capabilitie
generous and benevolent, of puromoru
and blameless life, his short course wi
marked by tho beautiful and good. J
is very sad to ooo a bright and promisin
young lifo (he was in his thirtieth yeal
cut oft* iu the primo of manhood, and
happy homo made desolate Tho d>
ceased was boru in Ireland and comes 1
ono of tho oldest nod best families in tl
province of Ulster. He carno to th
country when quito young, and atti:
early ugo of eighteen was one o? tho fir
in tho Virginia troops to take tho held i
defoico of hi3 adopted State. By li
doath our community loses an cnterpri
mg, honorable and upright citizen at
his family a devoted husband and nu 11
fectionnto father. Wo tender his b
rcaved young wife and orphan child 01
most sincere and heart-felt sympathies
A DAILY THAIN.-Wo aro gratified
lcaru from Mr. Edward Thomas, tl
energetic Superintendent, that it li
been decided to commence tho rtinuil
of a daily passenger train over tl
King's Mountain Railroad, on Wed nc
day, tho first day of May. Tho neut
saey arrangements for this much-desin
cveut aro heing perfected.
I York ville Enquirer.
If it ho true, ns Senator Carpen!
declares, that tho Chicago relief bill if
violation of Um Constitution, it
straugo Hint tho [tad ?cal majori ly sholl
have hesitated to pets it.
TRIAL OF THE KD KLUX.-Judge Bond
arrived in the oity yesterday morning,
and at the opening of the United States
District Court was on the bon cb, pre?
siding, with his Honor Judge Bryan.
Upon the opening of the court, a num?
ber of indictments found by the grand
jury were taken up and disposed of as
Walker Dawson, Walter P. Antony
and Joseph Lackey, of York, indicted
for conspiracy against Thos. Boundtrco
el al., were arraigned and plead guilty.
Upon tho discontinuance of so much
of the indictment as charged murder,
Mr. Bamsuy, of York, plead guilty on
the same condition.
McDonuld Thompson, of Union,
against whom the grand jury returned a
true bill for conspiracy and murder,
upon arraignment plead guilty to the
first count and not guilty as to the se?
Galbraith Hambright, of York, in?
dicted for conspiracy, was arraigned and
plead guilty, and was ordered to be
brought into court.
John Boger. under indictment for
conspiracy uud murder, was bailed in
the sum of $10,000, tu uttend court from
day to day.
The grand jury brought in true bills
against tho following persons: McDo?
nald Thompson, Chut les Sims and Gid
ney Long, alias Gideon Long, ol Union,
conspiracy and murder-two indict?
lu tho case of Wm. and Butler Hard?
wick, of Chester, on motion, tho Dis?
trict Attorney was ordered lo furnish the
defendant's counsel with a list of wit?
nesses for tho Government.
The court then adjourned uutil 10
o'clock to day, at whioh time tho trials
will bc proceeded with. The attendance
of witnesses aud spectators-all colored
people-was very largo during thc tluy,
and Meeting street, iu tho vicinity of
tho Court House, and tho District Attor?
ney's oflice, is ut times almost impassa?
ble from thc crowd of colored people
who loaf about the street.
[Charleston Courier, lilli.
DISTRESSING CASUALTY -A distressing
accident occurred yesterduy afternoou ut
tho residence, Meeting street, next North
of tho Pavilion Hotel, where Mr. James
S. Westendorf and his family live. Wil?
lie Huygood, about seven yours old, the
son of si neighbor, was playing iu an
apartment of tho house with Willie
Holmes, the second son of Mr. Westeu?
dorf, four years old, as they hud done
frequently before, for tho little fellows
wero on tho best of terms and really
fond of each other.
They found a small pistol on the man?
telpiece, which little Willie Jlagood
pointed nt his compunion and artlessly
snapped it at him several times. It
finally discharged its contents, a leaden
ball, into tho fuco of tho latter, causing
him to fall senseless to the floor. The
noise of tho explosion attracted the
family to tho room, and what a scene
presented itself. Tho poor little follow
who had dono tho deed stood us pale af
death over his companion, who lay al
his feet. Tho wounded child wus taken
up and several physicians saw him a:
Boon as possible, probed tho hole thc
ball had made, but could not find th(
missile, which was lost in the brain.
Everything that human skill could sug
gest wus done with the greatest alacrity
but without avail, as tho little fellow luj
unconscious uutil after night fall, wher.
What adds to the sudden und decj
affliction was tho intelligence aud at
tructive character of the child, who wai
remarkable for both.
Let all parents take a lesson from this
untoward event, which has shrouded tw(
households in a gloom which will not Ix
lifted soon.-Charleston Courier, lllh.
THE MILITARY PRISONERS.-On the 3i
institut, W. D. Parks, Bubert Parks n"ut
J. E. Good were arrested by the militar;
uud committed to jail.
The following prisoners wero 6ont ti
Charleston on Tuesday morning last: A
J. Martin, J. T. Howe, Wm. Fulton, W
P. Authouy, B. W. Mooro, ll. H. Moss
J. H. Lackey, Wm. Bamsey, Columbu
Bamsey, E. lt. Sepaugh, Walker Daw
sou, D* S. Baraseur, S. J. Bundall am
H. M. Moore. There uro yet in the jai
here niuo prisoners charged with Ki
W. J. Trent, of Virginia, who wa
committed some weeks ugo, for violatin;
tho internal revenue laws, was also sou
to Charleston on Tuesday for trial.
I York ville. Enquirer.
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SnooTiNo AFFRAY.-Yesterday, nbou
12 30 P. M., a shooting affray uccurre
between Marshal Wooten und (?lieu
Bryan, on Wilmington street, in front t
tho establishment of A. Upchurcl
which resulted in Bryan receiving a ba
from a .Smith A* Wesson pistol in tho al
domcu, just above the left hip, inflietiu
a very dangerous, if not mortui, wouuc
Tho difficulty originated iu an altorci
tion between tho parties some nioutli
ago. -Haleigh Sentinel.
DEATH OF Two OLD CITIZENS.-Intell
gonce has reached us of tho demise (
two of our old citizens, Messrs. Ilarriso
n. Counts and William A. Martin, bot
highly respected and useful mon. M
Counts was Tax Colloctor of tho Distrii
for a long time in (into hell mn days.
[ Winnsboro News.
The Augusta Chronicle anxiously ii
quires what has hecomo of tho finn
raised iu that cit}', just after the war, f(
tho purpose of building a monument l
tho Confed?rate dead. About ell,000 ni
to be accounted for.
Tho Alexandria (Vu.) Gazette lean
that many cattle arc perishing in Soiitl
west Virginia, for want of food. Tl
unprecedentedly long and severo wi litt
hus consumed tho foragennd left uolbir
j to carry tho slock until grass,
j Tho romains of Kev. John Kirby wi
; he inti ired in ti.o Catholic Church
! Augusta, with those of the late Path
Eiooal Xtom m*
To-night-Helen D'Este as Camille.
ANOTHKR OPPORTUNITY.-Those who
failed to securo an ornament in tbe way
of the birds which were recently sold at
auction in this city, have another chance.
Call early at Kingland & Heath's store,
Colombia Hotel building.
EGGOLOGY.-We have read accounts
of eggs'npon which nature had impress?
ed curious devices, such as "peace,"
"K. K.," "war with England," &c., and
some even indicating the time for the
world to pass away, but an egg has been
placed upon our table by Mr. H. H.
Brown that has a neck to it, which gives
it tho appearance of a gourd. It ?B a
IRWIN'S HALL.-J. G. Stnitz as Ar?
mand Duval, in Camille, to-night.
EDGAR'S STRUGGLE-A STORI: OF TEMP?
TATION.-Wo havo received from the
publishers, Messrs. Duflio & Chapman, a
Bmall volume, ologantly bound in green
and gold, with the abovo title. It is o
child's book, containing a simple but
well-told aud interesting story of juve?
nile temptation, which admirably incul?
cates tho virtue of filial obedience. The
work throughout is unmarred by any
straining or affectation in sentiment oi
manner. We emphatically pronounce it
au cxcelleut specimen of tho class ol
literature to whioh it belongs, and heart?
ily commend it to parents as eminently
fit to bo placad in tho hands of theil
children. Tho illustrations that grace il
aro by an artist of Bichmond. Prict
CITS MATTERS.-Tho price of singh
copies of tho PHOENIX is five cents.
The spring styles aro making their op
pearauco on our streets.
Three of tho workmen on the Govern
meut building-John S. McIntosh, Wm
McAlister and Andrew Riloy-were dis
charged from employment yosterduy
Wo did not learn tho cause.
Tho mosquitoes havo alroady begui
their annual rounds and never welcom
Ono of our dry goods merchants hai
some bills posted on suitable place
uround town, including tho empty dr
goods boxes on the pavement adjoinin.
the store of another merchant. Th
last mentioned obliterated the name o
tho poster, and substituted his owi
thereby getting one ahead of the poste
Yesterday was a bright and bcautift
Tho children aro converting the lari
gates at Uurloyvillu into flying jinnie
aud seem to be haviug a jolly time.
Mossrs. Brookbanks ? Parker hay
placed a neat little aquarium at tho ei
trance to their store, which is well suj
plied with fish. There is a fountain i
tho centre, which projects a minu
stream of water; thereby keeping tl
water agitated and constantly fresh.
Several military prisoners passe
through our city yesterday.
One could almost see tho green thin:
A meeting will bo hold this (Frida;
ovcuing, at tho Presbyterian Churcl
beginning at S o'clock, at which ai
dresses will bo made on the subject
domestic missions, by Dr. Girordei
uud others, and a collection will be take
up at thc close.
Through the carelessness of the drive
tho United States mail wagon was bad
damaged, yesterday evcuing, whilo r
tempting to cross tho railroad track
front of an advancing train.
PIKENIXIANA.-Proverb: A thorn
tho bush is worth two in tho hand.
A Western papor Bays of a man with
rtjd nose, "that ho looked like a Go
Templar ou a strike."
A young lady says sho cannot see at
thing so wonderful in tho newspape
predicting tho weather, as they nlwr
know before-hand what tho fashions ?
going to bo, and sho is sure there
nothing in nature so fickle ae thofashio!
It is a sad comment upon humani
but soft soap, in Bomo shape, plea
most folks, and generally the moro "bj
yon put into it tho better.
Tho hair on a carool woighs about I
pounds, and sells for more than $1
which shows that it was not only in I
days of Mohammed that thc animal bi
a great prophet.
The word "humor" cannot be tra
lated into any other language.
Cull a lady a "chickou," and ton
ono she is angry with you. Tell her i
is "no chicken," and ten to one sin
Tho man who will distance his com
titers is he who masters his busiue
who preserves his integrity, who li
clearly and purely, who tlcvotes
lcisnro to tho acquisition of knowled
who never gets in debts, who gu
friends by deserving them, and \
saves bis money.
FAST Diu VIN o.-There are many horses
ia Columbia that are considered fast,
and those who doubt it eau have proof
as strong as holy writ, by walking
through Main street, any fine day. The
fact is, the horses are driven entirely too
fast for the safety of pedestrians-espe?
cially ladies and children-who are com
pelted to cross to and fro on our princi?
THEATRE.-Unprecedented sacoess of
the "Old Reliable." To-night (ladies'
night) Helen D'Este in her favorite
character of Camille.
MORSE MEMORIAL MEETING.-The city
anthorities, we ore informed, will take
steps to hold a pnblio meeting at the
hall of the House of Representatives, on
Tuesday next, in honor of the late Prof.
Morse. Such meetings are to be held
simultaneously in every city almost in
the United States, and telegraphic com?
munications will be exchanged. Ad?
dresses will be delivered, il is said, by
Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Tradewell,
and probably other gentlemen, in honor
of the great inventor of telegraphy.
DEATH OF ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN.
Mr. Rowland Keenan who baa bein
quite ill for sometime, died yesterday
morning at 5 o'clock. Ho had reached
the ripe old ago of seventy-eight years;
but up to the dato of his last illness,
still maintained the thrift and industry
that characterized him through life; and
made him, though plain and unassuming
in appearance and deportment, a useful
and valuable citizen.
IRWIN'S HALL.-To-night the beautiful
drama of Camille. Helen D'Este as Ca?
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 10.45
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.15 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 12.30 A. M.; closes 12.30 P. M.
Wilmington mail opens 2.30 P. M.;
closes 10.30 A. M. On Sunday office
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
PRESBYTERY.-The Charleston Pres?
bytery commenced its sessions in this
city on Wednesday evening. Rev. G.
R. Brackett was elected Moderator, Rev.
C. S. Vodder Stated Clerk, and Rev.
John T. McBryde Temporary Clerk.
The place of meeting is the ohapel of
the Theological Seminary. There will
be divine service every evening during
the session at the Presbyterian Church,
and on Saturday a service in the morn?
ing, preparatory to the holy sacrament,
which will be administered tho day fol?
lowing. Dr. Girardeau, of Charleston,
will preach Sunday morning.
Tun "OLD RELIABLE" THEATBE.-This
troupe made their first appearance be?
fore a Columbia house yesterday even?
ing, at Irwin's Hall. The play was the
touching tragedy of "East Lynne."
Helen D'Este, as Lady Isabel, displayed
rare histrionic talent. She is the star of
the company, and woll worthy the high
encomiums she has everywhere received.
There are others of tho company,
though, who also command highly favor?
able criticism. Mr. Tannehiil rendered
tho part of Archibald Carlyle with great
naturalness and power, and the taunting
nonchalance of the heartless betrayer
was admirably personated by Mr. J. G.
Stuttz. Zoe Izola, as tho irritable but
honest old scold, made herself delight?
The farce, too, was a decided success,
Mr. Tannehill being as ludicrous in
personating Dutch Peter, as he was in?
teresting in the more serious charaotcr.
Nellio Tannehill, in her anxiety for a
beau, even if hut a borrowed one,
brought down tho house.
To-night, will be given tho thrilling
tragedy of Camille The hall was well
filled last night, and there will, doubt
loss, he a rush for LyBracd's music store
this morning, whero seats are secured.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of tho General Assembly.
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
S. Straus ic Bro.-Clothing.
Horses for Salo.
Lunch at Exohange Restaurant.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, April ll.-Columbia
Hotel-C D Lilly, tia; J M Simson, Oreonvillo;
A Lal, E O Know, Kev Claronco Lull, wife
and two children, L Friend, N Z Liddle, N Y;
W Richards, P Duffeo, Ll T Pcako, Charles?
ton; W D Kennedy, N Y; J A Stevens, John's
Island; C L Bartlett, Monticello; J AHpinwall.
U S A; D M Cobb, P P C Co; C MCUOJ kio, N C;
J P Wallace, Yorkvillo; J M bradly, 1) Hemp
hill, Chester; W Y Paxton, Sumter; J J Blick
oil, J Trumblo, 8 C.
dickerson lloime-Q Wilkins, Miss M E
Holt, W T butt, Ca; HeV John LUirardoiu.
Charleston; W King and wire, J Wahlgomath,
LU Brown and wife, W K brown anti vite,
Now York; J P Smith, Md; C McConkle, Sali?
burv; F Arnim, Hamburg; A F Smith. Pa; M
Ilublov, lt it lt lt; J Wright, Darlington;
Heloo'D'Fsto Stutts:, J Cl Stuttz, and other.-,
"Ul?! lit baldo" Theatre.
j Rev. M. A. Curtis, pastor of Ibo Epis
; copnl Church ?it Hillsboro, died very
j suddenly on Wednesday niorm;:g.