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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sunday Morning, April 14, 1872.
Grant to Take Water.
A resolution was introduoed into tho
House of Representatives on the 9th
instant, and referred to the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, proposing to waive
the olaim for eonsequential damages be?
fore the Geneva arbitration. Mr.
Peters, of Maine,, said to bo a strong
Grantite, was the mover of the resolu?
tion, and his aotion has, doubtless, been
direoted in acoordanoe with the views
and wishes of Grant. The resolution,
after a lengthy preamble, setting forth
the terms of the treaty, is as follows:
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this
House that the said claims for indireot
damages should be held and considered
to be waived by the said reoited intima?
tion of the American oom missioners that
they would be waived in oaso of an
amicable settlement of the matters in
dispute, it being clear that a settlement
of those matters by and under the award
of the said tribunal of arbitration will
be an amicable settlement thereof, and
that the said claims for indireot damages
aro incompatible with the terms and
provisions of the said treaty, and that
propositions eontended for in the said
case in respect to the obligations of
neutrals, as above reoited, are unsound
and incompatible with American pre?
cedents and the geniuB of our institu?
We are inclined to think the resolu?
tion a very sensible one, and that its
adoption is about the best thing left for
the United States to do. England, it
appears, emphatically refuses to con?
tinue the negotiations until tho Ameri?
can caso is thus modified, and in case of
a rupture of the treaty, war would
doubtless follow. For this Uncle Sam
ia in nowise prepared, and a vast ma?
jority of the people of this country are
earnestly oppoaed to such a woful solu?
tion Of onr difficulties.
The wrongs, if any there were, com?
mitted by Great Britain against the
United States, in connection with the
Confederate cruisers, are of too uncer?
tain a charaoter and of too distant date
to arouse any very keen or general de?
sire to seek retribution for them at each
expense of life and treasure aa a war
with a gigantic power like England must
inevitably entail. The United States
would be amply able, no doubt, to repel
any invaaion of its own territory, and, BO
far as a defensive warfare ia concerned,
would be prepared to confront and hurl
from her borders the strongest army that
Englaud oould muster on this side of the
Atlantic. But we would, in seeking in?
demnity for alleged losses by England's
conduct during tho "late unpleasant?
ness," have to take the aggressive, and
foroe our antagonists to accede to our
demands, and pay ns that little bill of a
few hundred millions which we claim to
be our due. That would be a little more
than Unole Sam, with all his giant
strength, could very reasonably hope to
accomplish. We would have a delight?
fully easy task of it, landing and sus?
taining an invading army upon the soil
of Great Britain, which would be the
only way that we oould foroe that coun?
try to terms. We might invade and con?
quer Canada, it is true-though that
would be no infant enterprise-but, at
best, it would be but a barren conquest.
Canada is of no value to England, but
rather an expense; nor would it be a de?
sirable or profitable acquisition for this
Government, especially when made in
opposition to the wishes of the inhabi?
If, then, as circumstances seem to in?
dicate, the only alternative of our Go?
vernment is a relinquishment of our
claims for indirect damages, or a war
with England, the choice of tho former,
which is just and fair in itself, is far
preferable. The only objection to it
and which is none at all to the oppo?
nents of Grant-is the ridiculous posi?
tion in which the Administration is
placed through its own stupidity. If
we may credit the preamble to the reso?
lution above given, it is evident that tho
United States Commissioners in the
conference of the Joint High Commis?
sion, relating to tho Alabama claims, on
the 8th of March, 1871, stated that in
case an amicable adjustment of tho
claims oould be arranged, there should
be no demand for other than direct da?
mages. In tho faoo of this, the most
extravagant consequential damages wcro
embodied in tho American "case," and
Grant has endeavored to sustain it by
blustering, and attempting to bully thc
British Government into leaving the
matter for the arbitrators to adjudge.
Now that this dishonorable course bas
failed, he is forced to tho humiliating
resort of finally submitting to the dic?
tation of a foreign power, and of mak?
ing tho much-lauded Washington treaty
a contemptible farco.
It is said that Mrs. Fisk is now tho
sole owner of tho Grand Opera House
Gould having sold to her his interest in
WEALTH, TAXATION AND DEBT IN THE
UNITED STATES.-The oeasns figures
just published, which show that the
valuation of property iu the United
States has increased from 816,000,000
(hard money figures) in 1860, to $30,
000,000 (paper money) in 1870, equal to
a nominal advance of niuoty per cent,
also show that the total taxation for
State, County, city and town purposes
has increased from ?94,000,000 in 1860,
to $281,000,000 iu 1870, au actual ad?
vance of 300 per oont. The Federal
taxation for 1871 yielded into the Trea?
sury $333,000,000. This, added to the
local taxation, gives $661,000,000 as tho
amount of taxes collected directly from
40,000,000 of population for one year
for the support of the general and local
governments. This is at the rate of
$16.50 per capita for every member of
the population, or, estimating five per?
sons to the family, $32.50 per family.
But in order to asoertain the total bur?
den aatually imposed upon the people
by the machinery of government, we
mast add to the direct taxation the fur?
ther amount whioh is oolleoted through
the tariff as a bonus to "proieoted" in?
dustries. This amount is estimated at
$300,000,000 per annum, whioh raises
the grand total of taxes annually paid by
the people of the United States to
The total indebtedness of States,
Counties and cities in 1870 was $869,
000,000. The Federal debt was given
on the first of the present month at
$2,210,000,000. Thia gives a total in?
debtedness of $3,079,000,000, equal to
ten per cent, of the total nominal valua?
tion of the property of the country.
The annual interest npon this indebted?
ness is less than one-third of the taxes
directly collected. Summed up, the
total annual burden imposod by govern?
ment machinery, Federal and local,
upon the people of the-United States,
may be stated as follows: For interest
opon indebtedness, $220,000,000; as a
bonus to protected industries, $300,000,
000; for the direct maintenance of go
? ? ? ?
IRREDEEMABLE CURRENCY;.-The reign
of paper money is now strangely wide.
Russia, Austria, Italy, France, Spain,
and the United States, six of the eight
foremost nations in the world, have a
legal tender paper with a forced circula?
tion. France and Spain are affiioted by
numberless local currencies of no gene?
ral acceptance. England and Germany
alone, among the great powers, main?
tain a specie circulation, and recent
events may well suggest a doubt whe?
ther, under disasters as trying as those
which have lately befallen France, they,
too, would not sacrifice their favorite
theories to an apparent necessity or a
-? < ? ? i
The Washington Patriot publishes the
following letter from a lady residing in
Our politicul state becomes worse and
worse. Oar Governor is a robber. Our
Legislature is made up of negroes who
can't sign their names, and adventurers
who had to leave home for fear of tho
penitentiary. They steal openly. They
make laws to hedge themselves round
from justice. The jails are filled to
overflowing with the innocent; while
murderers, house-burners and hardened
thieves go about in open daylight unpu?
nished. The taxes aro doubled and tre?
bled to keep np the state of thievish
officials and their negro mistresses. To
own property is a curse. To be a negro
is a blessing; but to be a negro rascal, is
the greatest of all blessings. To bo
white and honest, is the sure road to
ruin and despair. What a fanciful
satire to call this a free Government,
and the present u "state of profound
THE OUTLAWS.-We published an item
from tho Robesonian in our last issuo to
the effect that tho outlaws had not been
seen since Henderson left, and that they
bad, in all probability, loft the County.
Since that we havo it on tho best autho?
rity that Stephen Lowroy, Androw
Strong and Tom Lowrey were at Moss
Neck \>epot when tho train passod on
Thursday morning. It will, therofore,
be seen that, whatever may bo their in?
tentions in the futuro, tho "Swamp An?
gels" have not yot departed from their
old haunts.- Wilmington Star.
DEATH OF MRS. E. N. PLOWDEN.-Wo
legrotto chroniclo tho death of this es?
timable lady, which sad event occurred
a few days sinoo at the residence of her
husband, Capt. E. N. Plowden, of this
County. Wo beg to offor our sympathy
to tho bereaved husband, children and
friends, on account of the loss of ono so
universally beloved.-Clarendon Press.
The Popo has refused to receive tho
sum of money which was offered to him
by the Italian Government. His Holi?
ness, in declining tho gift, declared that
when it became necessary for him to ac?
cept alms as a moans of obtaining sub?
sistence, be would only re?oive them
from tho Catholio world.
The following is the result of tho mu?
nicipal election in Clarendon, whioh
came off last Monday: Intendant-Dr.
G. Allen Huggins. Wardens-J. T.
Stukes, Dr. W. M. Holleymon, M. Lovi,
and Dr. M. Jas. Moore.
Fish cuitare is receiving much atten?
tion iu aud about Atlauta, Ga.
We make the following extract from
the proceedings of Council, on Friday,
the 12th instant:
The special committee to whom was
referred the resolution regarding the
various offices attached to the oity go?
vernment of Columbia, beg leave to sub?
mit the following report:
Your committee find, upon examina?
tion of the city records, the following to
be the officers elected by the Council,
with salary attached to each office:
City Clerk, Treasurer and Assessor,
$1,200; Clerk of Market, 600; Superiu
tondont of Wator Works, 800; City At?
torney, 1,000; Chief of Police, 920; City
Physician, 800; Street Overseer, GOO;
Overseer of Poor, (new office,) no salary
fixed; City Surveyor, fees fixed by ordi?
nance; Sixteen assistant policemen, 600;
School Teacher, no salary fi sod; Archi?
tect new City Hall, SI,50U for job.
The following are the officers or em?
ployees appointed io various ways, with
the pay attached to each:
1 fireman Water Works, appointed by
the Committee on Water Works, at a
salary of $35 per month; 1 assistant fire?
man, appointed in same manner, 30 per
month; 1 steward of Alms House, ap?
pointed by Committee on Alms House,
20 per month; 1 steward at Hospital, ap?
pointed in same manner, 20 per month;
1 nurse at Hospital, appointed in same
manner, 8 per month; 1 nurse at Alms
House, appointed in samo manner, 4 per
month; 1 keeper Sidney Park, appointed
by Committee on Park, 12 per month; 1
messenger of Council, appointed by the
Mayor, 10 per month; 1 messenger of
Guard House, appointed by the Mayor,
10 per month; 1 market cleaner, ap?
pointed by Committee on Market, 10
per month; 2 detectives, appointed by
the Mayor, each. GO per month.
The salary of the Mayor was fixed by
resolution at $1,500 per annum, and thia
your committee believe to be not too
high. We recommend that the salary of
this office be fixed by ordinance, the
same as other offices.
After having carefully examined into
the requirements of the city as to the
services of the respective offices herein
mentioned, your committee recommend
as follows :
Firat. The City Clerk, Treasurer and
Assessor is a bonded officer, compelled
to furnish heavy bonds, while his duties
are onerous and perplexing. The salary,
as fixed by ordinanoe, is bolievod to be
as low as it would be reasonable to ex?
pect to secure the services of a person
competent to discharge the duties end
assume the responsibilities of this posi?
Your committee, therefore, recom?
mend that the salary of City Clerk,
Treasurer and Assessor remain as at pre?
sent fixed by ordinanoe.
Second. The Clork of tho Market ia
an officer whose salary and duties are
prescribed by ordinance. His salary ie
fixed at 6600 per annum, and this your
committee believe to be ample for the
duties performed. Wo find, upon ex?
amination, that the Clerk of tho Market
has been and is at present discharging
the duties of another officer, in plait]
violation of an ordinance adopted bj
the former Council, viz: "City Weigh
er," and your committee- recommend
that the said ordinance, which provide:
for the manner of selecting tho Cit)
Weigher, be rigidly enforced. This of
fice, instead of returning a revenue it
the city, as was contemplated by the or
dinanoe which created it, is used simply
to enrich tho pockets of tho Clerk o
Tho respective offices of City Attor
ney, City Physician, Superintendent o
Water Works, Street Overseer, and Citi
Surveyor, are responsible positions, ant
call for talent of a high order to til
them. An officer who devotes his timi
to the duties of either of these position
is worth tho salaries affixed. Your com
niittoe, therefore, recommend that th
salaries remain as tboy now are.
Tho office of Chief of Police appear
to bo one which exists either l?y r?solu
tion or sufferance, as there is no ordi
naaco providing for either the electioi
or pay of such officer; and hero you
j committee beg leavo to respectfully Hug
, gest to the Council tho necessity for ai
? ordinance, fixing and limiting the uum
; ber of city officers, together with tb
! pay and duties of said officers.
I The office of Chief of Polico is ono c
; the most deiicato as well as arduous un
' responsible offices couuected with th
j city government.
j It requires not only intelligence, nbili
i ty and integrity, but firmness and deci
sion of character, for there may be occt
sions when oven tho fate of tho cutir
city depends upon tho resolution au
efficiency of this officer. Your commit
tco have, in connection with this office
examined into the condition, eflicicne
and pay of tho polico force of tho citj
and unanimously come to tho conclusio
that it is most seriously defective. Ou
city covers over a wide cxpause of terr
tory, nearly four miles square, and it i
au utter impossibility lor the polie
: force, as at present orgauized, to d
more than to givo au appearance of si
curity. Wo aro satisfied that the fore
should bo increased to thirty mon, it
eluding officers, and recommend that th
j following scale of prices be paid for dut
i on this force:
j Tho force to consist of one chief, wit
j tho rank of captain, with a salary <
$1,200 per annum, und find his own un
form; 1 lieutenant, salary at $750, an
find his own uniform; 2sergoants, salai
at $600; and 26 patrolmen, with salai
of $500, the city to'find tho uniforms <
sergeants and patrolmen. Tho city i
Augusta, with not so much territory U
theso officers to patrol, has upwards <
seventy men on her polico force, nu
pays a much higher salary, from tl
chief down. Your committee furtbt
rcoommend that tho Cotnmittos o
Guard House and Polico bo iustructed I
prepare a sories of rules and regulatioi
for thu polies force, and submit them I
: tho Council at the earliest possible uv
The office of Overseer of the Poor is a
new office recently created, and your
committee ia of the opinion that a man
competent for the duties of that position
is worth $600 per annum, and so recom?
This completes the list of oleotive of?
ficers. In regard to the officers, or em?
ployees, who owe their positions to ap?
pointment, your committee respectfully
recommend, that instead of their being
appointed by the respective committees
under whoso supervision they may bu,
that they all bu uppoiuted by tho Coun?
cil, save the messenger to Council, who
is now appointed by his Honor tho
We would further recommend that the
office of ute ward ut tho ?ltua Houso and
at the Hospital bo abolished, as the
duties of these respective positions will
be performed by the Overseer of the
Poor. Tho messenger of the guard
house is, also, an uuneccssary office, as
tho policeman ou duty there should bo
! able to perform ull labor of tho kind re?
quired of a messenger.
In conclusion, your committeo beg
leave to submit th>3 following resolution :
Resolved, That all offices created by
resolution of former Councils, be, and
the same arc hereby, abolished.
S. 13. THOMPSON*,
fi. L. H?GE,
L. C. CARPENTER,
On motion of Alderman Cooper, the
further consideration of tho report was
postponed, and made the special order
for a called meeting Wednesday, April
17, at 7.30 P. M.
On motion of Alderman Thompson, it
Resolved, That tho action of Council
providing for the election of un archi?
tect, on Tuesday, April 10, be, and the
samo is hereby, rescinded, and that said
election take place on Wednesday, April
On motion of Alderman Lowndes,
TRIAL OF TUE KU KLUX-THIRD DAYS'
PROCEEDINGS.-Tho Uuitcd States Cir?
cuit Court was opened yesterday morn?
ing, at 10 o'clock, Judges Bond and
Bryan presiding. The juries having
been called over, the morning's business
was entered into.
Major J. B. Stedman submitted a pe?
tition iu behalf of H. T. Hughes und
Henry Grady, of Union, asking the
court to send for materiul witnesses foi
the defence, which wan granted.
After some conference, Allison Hayes,
indicted for conspiracy against Brutus
Good, George McHuuney and others,
signified his intention, through his coun?
sel, of pleading guilty. He was accord?
ingly arraigned before the jury, ph ad
guilty, and a verdict was rendered ic
A similar course was taken in th?
casetof Lafayette Hood, uuder a similui
Pinckney Caldwell was arraigned foi
conspiracy against James B. Porter anc
Edward Rowe White, and having pleac
guilty, a verdict of guilty was roudered
The samo prisoner was arraigned on ar
indictment for conspiracy against Jin:
Williams, and also for murder. He pleat
guilty to tho conspiracy counts of thi
indictment, and not guilty to the murde
count. Thu jury returned a verdict ii
accordauco with this plea-guilty of cou
spiracy, and not guilty of murder.
An order was mado directing the mar
shal to bring tho following prisoner
from Yorkvillu jail to Charleston jail
W. T. Lowrv, A. I. Martin, J. T. Howe
Wm. Fulton, W. P. Anthony, R. W
Moore, D. Ranseur, W. J. Trent, S. I
Randall, J. H. Lackey, R. H. Moss
Wm. Ramsay, C. Ramsay, E. R. Sapagle
Walter Dawson, Henry M. Mooro. Ai
ordinance was also issued authorizinj
the United States Marshal to parchas
twenty-five blankets for the prisoners.
Tho grand jury returned a true bi!
against Joseph Fowler, Marcus Fowlei
Alfred L. Master and others, for con
spiracy. Tho District Attorney the:
announced that hu had no other case
ready for trial, and the conrt proceede
to the consideration of a revenue viol:'
Before tho adjournment of the eourl
his Honor Judgo Bond took occasiou t
allude to tho disgraceful and cowardl
assault that had been made upon th
prisoners on Thursday by a negro ral
ble, which bo denounced iu strou
terms. Ho ordered tho marshal t
causo tho arrest of any person wh
should bj caught in tho act, and state
that if there was not sufficient strength i
tho rnuks of tho officers of tho court, h
would call upon the Uuited States so
diors for assistance. Hu said that 1:
would coutinuo to airest all such di
turbera of tho peace until ho filled tl
jails, and that ho would seo that thc
wore prosecuted ^o the utmost extent <
Tho District Attorney also stated thi
bo would take especial pains to briug I
justice au> person who should make at
decaoustration whatever against the pi
soliera. - Charleston Courier, l'?th.
FIRE.-At quarter past 3 o'clock, ye
terday moruiug, a fire was discovered c
tho first floor of tho buildiug at tho co
nor of King and Hudson streets, usc
as a grocery by A. Moyer & Co. As soc
as possible, tho cngiues in the distri
repaired to the locality and got to wor
Tho flames bad got such a headway, ho*
evor, that tho stock was badly injure
and together with tho watur thrown <
it, was completely ruinod. There w
au insurance on it of $2,000 in the Ge
mau Mutual Insurance Company of til
oity, which will probably covor tho lot
The building belongs to tho estate
Oppenheim, and was damagod to tl
extent of about $501). Tho origin of t
tiro is unknown.- Charleston Courier.
A Western teacher lately caused tl
death of ono of his pupils by pnllil
his ears out by tho roots.
There aro 112 German uewsp.ipc
published i:i the United Staten.
Hi o o A, X It o m ?.
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 12.80 P. M.
Wilmington mail opens 2.30 P. M.;
closes 10.30 A. M. On Sunday office
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
CITY MATTERS.-The price o? single
copies of the PHOENIX is G vc cents.
Tho city bell became unserviceable
immediately after the first alarm yester?
day morning, bnt was repaired by 1
Warm weather hus certainly arrived,
and with it thc demand for mint juleps
aud othor iced drinks.
Mr. J. H. Kinard makes a bow to the
ladies, thia morning, in our advertising
Garland Hardwick, Hasel Hardwick,
and W. D. Barnes, of Chester County,
charged with violating the Enforcement
Act, passed through this city yesterday,
en route to Charleston, in charge of De?
puty Marshal Coates. Also, George W.
Wright, of York, in charge of Sergeant
Morton, for the same offenoo.
John W. Simpsou has been appointed
n Notary Publio for Laurens County.
Mr. George W. Huntley, agent of the
Martinetti-Bavel Troupe, arrived in this
city yesterday morning, to make ar?
rangements for the appearance of the
company here this week.
Mr. C. F. Jackson comes forward this
morning with fino goods and reasonable
Local items scarce and in great de?
A very small newsboy amused the
orowd of street passengers yesterday, by
placing himself astride a small billy goat
and piping out at the top of his thin alto
voice, "Here's your Freo Masonry ex?
FIRE.-Au alarm of fire waa sounded
yesterday morning, about 10 o'clock.
Tho fire was found to proceed from the
roof of what was known formerly as the
"Washington Houae," but latterly as
the "Taylor House," located near the
Charlotte Railroad Depot. The flamee
were soon extinguished, and the damage
was quite slight, considering the com?
bustibility of the building. It is Baid to
be the oldest building in Columbia, and
that General Washington at one time
had his headquarters there; hence the
term, "Washington House."
About the same time, a tire broke au!
ou the roof of a small building occupied
by colored people, in Mayrant's Bow,
but was soon extinguished with a few
buckets of water.
PntExixiANA.-A Treasury Depart
meat-Absconding with the funds.
Far fetched-News from China.
Shabby gentility has nothing so en
tiroly characteristic about it as its hat.
Douglass Jerrold sa:d: "Eve ate thi
apple that she might indulge in dress."
The Champion Beaper-Advertising.
Mrs. Partington says she does wisl
they'd burry up and pass the silva
service bill in Washington.
The injection of Latin into the West
ern press has never been a success. Thi
Chicago Tribune, through ono of it
compositors, rpeaks of the nnti-beUun
Boston wants the Southern merchant
to como to the big peaco jubileo and bi
To make a milkman blush-ask him i
bis skim-milk is any cheaper than hi
Flinn gold sleeve stud?, rounded lik
a button, aud without chasing or mono
gram, arc tho latest novelty in that linc
A dandy on shore is disgusting, but
swell on the sea is sickening.
Iuu-debteduess-A hotel bill.
Mon, Uko books, have at each end
blank leaf-childhood and old ago.
From tho Boston Commercial Bulletin
answers to oorrospondents: "Son-in-la'
-Arsenic is the most cortain. Put
little in ber toa."
Boyo drowned himself because L
couldn't servo a second term as Pres
dent of Liberia. Now, if Grant
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.-Tr
nity Church-Bov. P. J. Shnnd, D. D
Bector, ll A. M. and 4 P. M.
Lutheran Church-Bev. A. R. Rudi
Presbyterian Church-Rev. Jos. I
Wilson, 10)ii A. M. and 7 P. M.
Washington Street Chu rob-Rov. G. I
Brackott, 10)? A. M. Rev. P. Gowan,
Marion Street Church-Rev. F. I
Leiper, IO1.; A. M. Rov. W.D. Kiri
land, 8 P. M.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. I?. Reynold
10M A. M.
Catholic Church-Rev. James Fullei
ton, First Mass, at 7'.i A. M.; Seeon
! Mass nt 10}.; A. M. ; Vespers at 4 P. A
! Richland"Jail-Rov. S. H. Browm
I 10?; A. M. Rov. M. Browu, 4 P. M.
THE OLD RELIABLE THEATRE.-Thia
troupe ended their series of entertain?
ments last evening with the thrilling
drama of "Leah, the Jewish Maiden."
Helen D'Eeste, as Leah, folly realized
all anticipations. She was ably sup?
ported by Mr. Tannehill, as Nathan.
Zoe Izola, in the rolo of Martha, was
irresistible, and received frequent ap?
plause. Rudolph and Madelon also de?
serve favorable mention. The whole
concluded with a roaring farce, Mr. and
Mrs. Tannehill sustaining the principal
AMUSEMENT.'-The celebrated Morti
netti-Bavel Pantomime Troupe will ap?
pear at Irwin's Hall next Friday and
Saturday evenings, April 19 and 20; also,
a matinee Saturday afternoon. They
have received the highest encomiums
from the press wherever they have exhi?
bited. In reference to the exhibition in
Savannah, the Advertiser says:
"Since their last visit here, and our
readers all remember the success they
then met with, the company has been
greatly strengthened and improved. As
exponents of the amusing pantomime,
they stand unrivaled in thia country.
The following brief notice, dipped from
a Northern paper, will give Borne idea of
how their entertainments are appreciated
"The ladies of the company are good
looking, the costumes are tasty, and
there was no bitch whatever in the per?
formance. The troupe furnished about
two hours of uninterrupted fun, all of
which was fully appreciated and highly
enjoyed, we will warrant, by every per?
son in the house."
THE MORSE MEMORIAL MEETTNQ.-On '
Tuesday evening next, there will be held
in every city of the Union of any im?
portance a simultaneous meeting of citi?
zens, to testify the appreciation of the
American people of the invaluable ser
vico that the late Professor Samuel F. B.
Morse, the inventor of practieal tele?
graphy, has rendered mankind, and to
do honor to his memory as ene of the
most distinguished scientists that the
new world has produced. There ia to be
a grand meeting at Washington, Where
addresses will be delivered by a number
of prominent gentlemen, and telegraphic
communication will be had therefrom
with all the minor meetings whioh the
various cities throughout the entire
length and breadth of the land have
been invited to hold. Columbia is to
have a part in the praiseworthy work,
and the following plan of arrangements
has been reported, and we presume will
be adopted by the City Council. We
think it would have been better for the
Council to havo extended themselves
the invitation to sum other gentlemen
as might be desired to address the meet?
ing, for the Board of Trade and other
societies will scarcely have time to aotin
COUNCIL CHAMBER, April 13, 1872.
The committee appointed by the City
Council of Columbia to make arrange?
ments for a meeting of the citizens of
the city of Columbia in conjunction
with the people of the United States,
and especially to co-operate for that
purpose, with a meeting to be held at
Washington, iu the hali of the House of
Representatives, on Tuesday evening
next, the 16th of April instant, at 8
o'clock, to commemorate the life and
services of the late Prof. Samuel F. B.
Morse, have adopted the following pro?
gramme to whioh publie attention is
1. The meeting will assemble in the
hall of the House of Representatives,
in this city, on Tuesday evening next,
the 16th instant, at 8 o'clock, and will
be organized by his Honor John Alex?
ander, Mayor, as temporary chairman.
2. A permanent chairman will then bo
appointed by the voice of the meeting,
who will appoint a secretary.
3. Tho permanent chairman will ex
plain, as fully as he may seo lit, the
object of the meeting.
1. A mutable preamble and resolutions
will then be offered.
5. The meeting will then be addressed
by the following gentlemen, in the fol?
lowing order; James D. Tradewell, Esq.,
Hon. A. J. Willard and tho Hon. D. H.
Tho Board of Trade of tho city of Co?
lombia are requested to appoint such
gentlemen as they may choose; also, to
address tho meeting in behalf of them?
selves, the other societies of the city
and oitizens generally, in snob order as
they may designate, and to report imme?
diately tho names of the speakers to the
chairman of this committee.
His Excellency the Governor and the
other Exeoutive officers, army officers,
the post band and other bands of the
city, telegraphic operators, the press,
the clergy, faculty of tho South Carolina
University, a ocie ti os and oitizens gene?
rally are respectfully invited to attond.
Especial arrangements will bo mads
for the accommodation of the ladies,
who aro likewise most respectfully in?
vited to attend on tho occasion of this
(Signed) C. M. WILDEB,
Chairman Com. of Arrangements.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of tho General Assombly.
J. H. Kinard-Dress Goods.
Mooting Columbia Lodge.
Seibels Sc Ezell-Beal Estate.
C. F. Jackson-Bargains.
Martinotti-Ravel Pantomime Troupe.
Meeting Byard of Trade.