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COLUMBIA:, S. C.
Wednesday horning. April 24,1872.
The liberal Republican movement bas
now assumed the appearance of a tangi?
ble creature of real flesh and blood, and
of an animated nature withal. That the
Cincinnati Convention will meet, that it
Will be largely attended by Republicans
of acknowledged influence and ability,
and that it will be in emphatic opposi?
tion to Grant, are questions that now
soaroe admit of a shade of doubt. They
are about as certain as the foreordained
and stereotyped action of the Philadel?
phia Convention in the renomination of
Grant, which every one feels certain will
there be made. But what precise shape
the Republican opposition, to Grant will
take, and how far they will, in the enun?
ciation o? their principles and in the
nomination of candidates, defer to the
wishes of the Democracy, upon whoBe
support they must depend for success,
are important points upon which there
ia still some doubt. It is manifest that
withcut the Democratic vote, the liberal
Republicans cannot hope to elect a Pre?
sident in opposition to Grant. It is al?
most equally olear, on the othur hand,
that if the Democrats are foolish enough
to make a separate party nomination,
and thus put three candidates in the
field, that the very result-the rs-eleotion
of Grant-which both liberal Republi?
cans and Democrats chiefly fear, and are
aiming to prevent, will be brought
about. The only hope for the country,
then, in the eyes of those who see in
Grant military centralism, corruption
and the final subversion of republican
liberty, will be found in a coalition of
Democrats and liberal Republicans. As
to the necessity of this janoture of
forces, there is no diversity of opinion.
The entire Democratic press, from the
two leading organs-the New York
World and the Louisville Courier-Jour?
nal-to the lesser lights of Demooraoy
throughout the country, agree that to the
Oinoinnati Convention we must look for
the rectification of the Government and
its resoue from the tyrannical grasp of
Grant. They pledga themselves with
more or less conditional ifs and buts to
support Sohurz abd Trumbull in their
bold and patriotic, oourso. It is true
that no one paper, like no one man or
set of mon, can be relied upon as au?
thoritatively indicating the sentiments
and line of action of the Democratic
masses, but where aU agree, it may be
safely presumed that this concert is in
accordance with the general pulse of the
party. The Atlanta Sun, edited by Mr.
Stephens, holds fire a li "tlc, as do also
one or two other respectable journals.
But what Mr. Stephens seems to fear io
the proposed coalition is not the coali?
tion itself, but that in effecting it the
Democratic party may be betrayed inte
endorsing principles at variance with its
honest and time-honored convictions.
There seems to os but little cause foi
such apprehensions. There are sui
floient of political dogmas upon whiot
the true men of all parties can agree
sufficient grounds of a common opposi?
tion against the usurpations and mili
tary encroachments of Grant, and tb?
corruptions and extravagance of his ad
ministration, to construct a platforn
upon which the Democracy may con
sistently stand with Sohurz, Trumbul
and the other Republican reformers
The most reliable indication of the prin
oiples which will be inscribed upon tin
reform banner are those set forth in th
call for the meeting at Cincinnati. The KI
are local self-government, amnesty am
conciliation to the South, a tariff for re
venue only, and a reduction of the ex
penses of the General Government.
If there is anything here at varianc
with Democratic ideas, wo are unable t
discover it. They may be Republioai
principles, too, but they are none th
less Democratic, and all Democrats oa:
consistently sustain them. The libers
Republicans are fully aware of the ne
oessity of securing Demooratio help, an
for that reason alone, we think it ma
safely be presumed that they will adop
no polioy and make no nominations dil
tasteful to their expected allies.
Tun FBBNOH ARMY.-A French cor
respondent says the Government no
oontrols an army of 871,000 mon, a
ready for service. Of these, 380,0C
are regular soldiers, 68,000 reserve
and '123,000 Gardes Mobile who ha\
seen service. The artillery, howeve
have only 1,900 field pieces, many c
them antiquated or useless, and the e:
penditure of all material during the wi
has been enormous. It is calculate
that, exclusive of buildings, tho militai
expenditures of the year cannot be le
than $20,000,000, a sum within the r
sources of Franco, but still extreme
large for tho force maintained, and for
time of peaco. The full regular streng!
Till not be reached for another tv
years, wbon it will exceed 500,000 men
Th? Beantle? of Protection.
The charming way in which protec?
tion works ls admirably illustrated by
the case of the Canada, Southern and
Chicago Railroad Company. To all
euch old fogies as still indulge in the
stupid fancy that a protective tariff ?B a
benefit to the country, we extend the
request to reflect upon this pregnant
case, and then ask themselves calmly
the question whether they have not all
their lives been laboring under the vain?
est of hallucinations. For the faots we
are indebted to a Western ootemporary.
This railroad, which is in progress of
construction, lies partly in the United
States and partly in Canada, and is of
nearly equal length in both. The track
is to be a double one, and there will bo
about 600 miles of railing to be laid in
the United States. The weight of rails
per mile is estimated at ninety-five gross
tons, which for the 500 miles would give
47,500 gross tons. The protective duty
on Bteel rails, of which the road is to be
built, is $28 per ton in gold. The duty
on the 47,500 tons would consequently
amount to $1,830,000 in gold, or $1,463,
000 in greenbacks. The portion of the
road, therefore, whioh lies in the United
States will cost just $1,463,000 more
than the same length of road situate in
Canada. If this additional oost was a
burden simply upon the wealthy rail?
road corporation, though still an injus?
tice, it might not be a matter of so much
grave concern to the people at large.
But suoh is not the faot. This addi?
tional cost will have to be borne by the
people in the way of increased rate of
transportation, heavier freightage, &o.
The manufacturers of steel rails in the
United States are benefited, but it is
done at the cost of tho masses, and of
every other industry in the land. The
injustice of the thing is patent. What
right has any Government, that pretends
to have the freedom and equality of the
people as its ruling prinoiple, to legislate
in the interests of a favored few to the
detriment and at tho absolute cost of the
millions? lt is admitted by all that no
instrumentality tends so directly and
rapidly to build up a oountry and de?
velop its resources as railroads. Their
power for these purposes rests in their
ability to combine swift with easy and
cheap transportation. Every tax upo a
the material of whioh railroads are built
increases the cost of travel and of freight,
and'is, consequently, a direct obstaole
to the growth and prosperity of the
oountry. Railroads form a branch of
industry that deserves the fostering care
of the Government as muon as the manu?
facture of steel or iron or any other
manufactures, and when the artificial
support of the one dashes directly-as
is shown in the case mentioned above
with the other, the ruinous policy of a
protective tariff is most clearly por?
IN A BAD FIX.-Tho inhabitants of the
Territory of Alaska appear to bo ethno?
logical puzzles. According to tho popu?
lar belief they aro classed with thc Indian
tribes, but tho Secretary of tho Interior
decides otherwise, and believes them to
be of Asiatic origin-not a satisfactory
settlement of their place among nations.
They are said to bo proud, treacherous
and revengeful; tho older men warlike,
and the younger taking naturally to
whiskoy and bad behavior. As they
number somo 50,000 souls, uro ignorant
and degraded, aud tho Secretary of tho
Interior doclinos to consider them as
coming within tho jurisdiction of his
department, philanthropists have u fine
field wherein to display their love for
their fol low-me n. That tho Alaskans
need some attention, seems evident.
TUB iNDonsKMENT OF THIEVES.-Where
is the carpet-bagger whom Grant hus
over disoountenanoed? Whittemoro was
ejected from Congress and is allowed to
appear as a Grant partisan. Bowen was
lodged in a penitentiary and Graut
forthwith pardoned him out. Time and
again every power of the Executive hus
been strained for the support, encourage?
ment and approbation of curpot-bag
thieves. The debts of tho Southern
States have been reported to Congress
as somo $289,000,000 in the aggregate,
$200,000,000 whereof has acorued under
the robbories of tho unutterable scoun?
drels whom Grant has so often fa?
vored, and on whom he now relies for
his Southern support. Our own figures,
more accurate than those reported to
Congress since oompiled from official re?
ports, show the aggregate debt of the
ten reconstructed States 3291,626,015,
an increase of $215,210,125 under carpet?
bag regime, while the entire debt of all
the other twenty-seven States is but
$203,000,000. Has not Grant approved,
maintained, endorsed, condoned, sup?
ported, the vile thieves who have done
this?-Aew ForA: World.
EMIOKATION OF THE BLACKS TO LTUE
IIIA.-During the prosont year, 1,787 ap?
plications havo boon reooived by tho
American Colonization Society from per?
sons residing in North and South Curo
lina, Georgia, Alabama uud Florida, for
tho moans of .-ettlenient in Liberia.
Ono of the results of tho civilization
of Japan is to leave 10,000 Buddist
priests penniless, without employment.
PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINA. UNDRB MUT?
TABY RULE ON TUB RXPBBBXNTATIONB OF
ATTOBNEY - GEN ERAL A KEBMAN .-T be Pr e
sident transmitted the following message
to the House of Representatives on Fri?
To TUE HOUSE OF REPBESENTATTVES :
In answer to the r?solution of the House
of Representatives of January 25,1 have
the honor to submit the following, ac?
companied by the report of the Attorney
General, to whom the resolution was re?
f erred :
Representations having been made to
me that in certain ' portions of South
Carolina ? condition of lawlessness and
terror existed, I requested the then At-1
torn ey-General (Akerrnac) to visit the
State, and after personal examination to I
report to me the facts in relation to the
subject. On the 16th of Ootober last,
he addressed a communication from
South Carolina, in which he stated that
in the Counties of Spartanburg, York,
Chester, Union, Laurens, Newberry,
Fairfield, Lancaster and Chesterfield,
there were combinations for the purpose
of preventing the free political actions
of citizens who were friendly to the Con?
stitution and the Government of the
United States; and of depriving the
emancipated class of the equal protec?
tion of thc laws.
These combinations embrace, at least
two-thirds of the activo white men of
those Counties, and have the sympathy
and countenance of the majority of the
other third. They are connected with
similar combinations in other Counties
and States, and no doubt are part of a
grand system of criminal associations
Pervading most of the Souther J States,
'he members ure bound to obedience
and secrecy by oaths which they are
taught to regard as of higher obligation
than the lawful oaths taken before civil
magistrates; they are organized sud
armed; they effect their objects by per?
sonal violence, ofteu extending to mur?
der; they terrify wi tu esses; they oontrol
juries in the State courts and sometimes
in the courts of the United States; sys?
tematically spying is one of the means by
which prosecutiou of the members is de?
From information givon by officers of
the State and of the United States, and
by credible private citizens, I am justi?
fied in affirming that the instances of
criminal violence perpetrated by these
combinations within the lust twelve
months, in the above-named Counties,
could be reckoned by thousands.
I receivod information of a similar
import from various sources, among
which wore the joint oommitteo of Con?
gress upon Southern outrages, the of?
ficers of the State, the military officers
of the United States on duty in South
Carolina, the United States attorney and
marshal and other officers of the Go?
vernment, repentant and abjuring mem?
bers of thoBe unlawful organizatious,
persons specially employed by the de?
partment of justice to detect ort mea
against the United States, ' and from
other credible sources.
Moat, if not all, of the information,
except that I derived from the Attorney
General, came to mo orally, and was to
the effect that eaid Counties were under
the sway of the powerful combinations
popularly known as the Ku Kluv Klan,
thu objects of which were, by force and
power, to prevent all political action not
in accordance with the views of the
members, to deprivo colored oitizens of
the right to bear arms and of the right
to a free ballot, to suppress schools in
which colored children were taught, and
to reduce the colored people to a condi?
tion closely akin to that of slavery; that
these combinations were organized and
armed, and hud rendered tho local law
ineffectual to protect the classes whom
they desired to oppress; that they had
perpetrated many murders, and hundreds
of crimes of minor degree, all of which
were unpunished; and that witnesses
could not safely testify in courts thero,
unless the moro active members were
placed under restruiut.
(Signed,) U. S. GRANT.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, April 19, 1872.
The correspondent of the New York
It will thus bu aeon that a President of
the United States bas descended to ap?
pear before the country as the vindictive
enemy of a helpless people, aud who, to
achieve certain ends of his own, is will?
ing to destroy the social as well us pub?
lic stauding of thu citizens of a portion
of tho country. The intention of this
"message" is two-fold; first, to inflame
the public mind, and by tho aid of his
reckless supporters attempt to create
auow tho edd feeling of sectional hatred;
and second, to force through thu exhibi?
tion of this distorted picture tho passage
of the extension of bayonet rule over
the South. .It4hus been developed dur?
ing tho lust few weeks, that many promi?
nent Radicals have repented of placing
so great power in the hands of such an
indiscreet Chief Magistrate, and are also
becoming alarmed at tho fooling which
is arising at ttie prospect of forcing tho
election of Grant at the point of the
bayonet, and in consequence this horri?
ble picture is drawn to increase the ill
feeling of tho Radical Congressmen, and
induce them, while wholly under this
fooling, to acquiesce in tho wishes of tho
reckless loaders, aud vote to allow the
Southern vote to be manipulated by tho
army ring in the interests of the Phila?
delphia nominee. The mossago was re?
ferred to the Committee on the insur?
One of Mrs. Lloyd's amusements was
laying out aud docking her children for
tho grave, before they wero dead. She
was a monomaniac on gravo subjects,
had little graves all prepared, and, final?
ly, it is alleged, furnished them from
her owu family. That ia Leesburg gos?
A severe hail storm visited Aiken and
vicinity on Sunday night, accompanied
by thunder and lightning. Wo learn
that considerable damage was doue to
tho growing crops.
EARTHQUAKES CONSBBVATIVE AB WELL
AB DESTRUCTIVE.-? writer in the New
York World gives ns some of the benefi?
cent effects of earthquakes, thuB:
It appears to be scientifically settled
that sea-coasts are more liable to earth?
quakes than places far inland. And the j
reason is.plain. Strange as it may ap?
pear to non-suientifio readers, earth?
quakes are the great conserving agents I
in the struotnro of our earth. Fatal as |
they are to man and his works, they ac?
tually prevent tho coming of thc reign
.of . water. : But for them, the waves
beating, . calm or convulsed, on our
coasts, would wear down the hardest
rook into fine loam, and spread it as a
carpet on the bed of the ocean-the ten?
dency being to have a reign of geo?
graphical equality in which neither hills
nor valleys should appear, and which
equality would be at the morey of king
water. But then the powerful earth?
quake stops in, and by sheer force lifts
whole chains of mountains out of the
bed of the sea-it literally makes the
dry land appear. Not only is this con?
ception applicable to the appearance of
volcanic islands, but to those massive
chains of mountains, the Andes in South
America, the Cordilleras in Mexico, and
the Sierras on our own Pacific slope,
which have beeu lifted on several occa?
sions several feet. Relatively to the
persons near their centres, earthquakes
are destructive, but absolutely with re?
gard to the earth and men, they are con?
A TJ8EFUI1 AIVTICLK.-Ammonia, oras
it is geuerally called, spirits of hartshorn,
is a powerfnl alkali, and dissolves grease
and dirt with great ease. It bas lately
been recommended very highly for do?
mestic purposes. For washing paint,
put a table-spoon ful in a quart of mo?
derately hot water, dip in a flannel cloth
and then wipe off the wood-work; no
scrubbiug wiil be necessary. For taking
greasy spots from any fabric, uso the
ammonia nearly pure, then lay white
blotting paper over tho spot andiron it
lightly. lu washing luce, put .about
twelve dropa iu a pint of warm suds.
To clean silver, mix two tea-spoons-ful
of ammonia in a quart of hot suds; put
in your silverware and wash, using an
old nail brush or tooth-brush for the
purpose. For denning hair brushes,
&C, simply shako tho brushes up and
down iu a mixture of ono tuble-spoou-ful
of ammonia to one pint of hot water;
when they are cleansed, rinse them in
cold water, and stand them iu the wiud
or in a hot piuca to dry. For washing
finger-marks from looking-glasses or
wiudows, put a few drops of ammonia
on a moist rag aud make quick work of
I it. If you wish your house plants to
flourish, put a few drops of the spirits in
every pint of water used in watering.
A tea-spoon-ful will add much to tho re?
freshing effects of the bath. Nothing is
better than ammonia water for cleansing
the hair. lu every case, rinso off the
ammonia with clear water. To which we
would only add, that, for removing
grease spots, a mixture of equal parts of
ammonia and alcohol is better than
I alcohol alone; and for taking out the red
j stains produced by tho strong acids iu
blue aud black clothes, there ia nothing
better than ammonia.
Another ono of Gen. Grant's friends
aud appointees (says the Philadelphia
Age) has been indulging in a little Radi?
cal financiering. George D. Omer, col?
lector of revenue for the Fifth District I
of Missouri, has only served two years,
and yet his records show that hu is
$100,000 behind in paying over Govern?
ment money; SJO.OOO per year in addi?
tion to his regular pay is good wages for
Omer, who is a red hot supporter of
Grant for renomination, and denounces
Sumner, Trumbull and Schurz as trai?
tors and disloyal mon. In all quarters
of the country, Goneral Grant's office?
holders are stealing the people's money,
iu sums from $100 to $500,000. Aud
what is done to punish tho guilty parties
and protect the Treasury? Nothing.
Political influences aro brought to bear
upon tho Government; the ability of tho
culprits to elect delegates slated, aud
there tho matter ends, lu tho ease of
Orner this path will be followed, and bo
will oujoy his plunder iu peuce.
The following appears iu a double
leaded form at the bead of tho editorial
columns of tho Springfield Republican:
"In this freo country of ours, if a mau
don't applaud every act of bis party ho
is called u sure-head ; if ho dou't knuckle
at each crack of tho party whip ho is
called a disorgauizor; if he dares to sug?
gest that Ibero aro ns good men out of
office as in, and that, iu some instances,
tho people could bo better represented,
ho is called a conspirator. And yet this
is a republic in which wo live! How
much further willwohavo to go before,
instead of simply branding tho inde
pendent thinkers aud actors of tho
I country with opprobrious epithets and
social and political ostracism, wo will
adopt tho European courso of actually
punishing theso malcontents?"
ANDREW PICKENS CALHOUN.-Died, at
the residence of his grand-father, Gen.
Duff (treen, nour Dalton, Ga., Au drew
The vory namo, Andrew Pickens Cal?
houn, thrills the heart with memories of
South Carolina's most distinguished
statesman. Pickons! Calhoun!-names
which are linked with all our thoughts
of tho gifted, high aud pure.
Tho subject of this brief memoriam
was a grand-son of John C. Calhoun.
He wus a stranger in our midst, having
recently left his homo, Fort Hill, near
Pendleton, S. C., whoro his illustrious
relative formerly resided.
\Dallon (Qa.) Citizen.
Col. Rhett, of Alexandria, who has
been connected with tho Egyptian army
for several years past, has been com?
pelled to resign, owing to nu attack of
paralysis, and will return home nt an
; early dav.
Local Ito m s.
? ??? ?
Cm MATTERS.-The prioe of single
oopies of the PHCRNTX is five cents.
Messrs. Kinara* & Wiley, among other
ne\r articles in the way of gentlemen's
famishing gooda, baye jast reoeired a
lot of ties, which are destined to become
highly popular. They are styled the
"Columbia," and are very neat and be?
coming. Remember, young gentlemen,
that your sweet-hearts, from this date,
will not receivo yon pleasantly unless
your throats are onoiroled with a "Co?
The two young sons of Mr. D. F.
Kelley found a gan in the Eastern por?
tion of Camden (or Taylor) street, a few
weeks ago, and it would be to the inte?
rest of the owner to look after it. The
shooting-iron ia a double-barrel, evi?
dently second-hand; when found, there
were two papers or cards on it, contain?
ing the figures 75 and 5.
The Pollock Souse is in receipt of a
seventy-two pound Florida turtle. Thc
bird reposes in front of that institution,
in a comfortable position, and will be
souped in a day or two.
There were two horse aooidents, yes?
terday, that we were informed of. Mr.
James W. Crawford, while attempting
to mount hi? horse, near the race course,
received a severe contagion of the ankle,
whioh will keep him confined to his roon:
for several days. A horse, belonging tc
Mr. R. Joyner, became frightened one
ran off, throwing his colored rider. Thc
horse injured himself seriously-his le?
being badly out. The rider escapee
with a few bruises.
Passover is being kept np by a major
ity of our Jewish citizens. It com
mouced on Monday, at sun-Bet. Messrs
T. M. Pollock and D. Epstin will aocep
our thauks for packages of unleavenci
or passover bread.
The Governor has appointed John H
Phillips a Notnry Public for Orangeburg
We regret to learn that a young chili
of Mrs. Hammond, living at Sprin
Hill, Lexington, was burned to death 01
Mr. James Canton, a brother of Cap)
T. M. Canton, of the garrison at th i
post, has been appointed Deputy Unite
States Marshal of South Carolina, b
Robert M. Wallace, Marshal.
A gentleman recently from the West i
confident that B. Gratz Brown will ?
the candidate of the liberal or conse:
vative party for President of tba Unite
Tho Independents, Capt. McKonzii
were out in full summer uniform, yeate:
day afternoon, and paraded through th
principal streets, headed by Capt. Wn
H. Ly Brand's "Silver Cornet Band.
They "played off" satisfactorily at sevi
A protracted meeting is in progress i
the Marion Street Methodist Churcl
Rev. W. D. Kirkland, Pastor.
It was reported upon the streets, ye
terday, that one of tho convicts at tl
penitentiary died suddenly on Monda;
but wo could traco tho rumor to no rodi
Two lads employed in tho store <
Messrs. R. C. Shiver Sc Co. were sk;
larking in tho yard, yesterday, wbc
ouo of thom accidentally cut the othi
on the stern with a knife. Drs. Geigi
and Trezevant looked after the litt
sufferer, and made him us comfortable i
Colonel John R. Johnston's Tour
Europe will to-night for the first tin
bo presented to the public of Columbi
at Irwin's Hall. Wo have seen mai
notices of this entertainment from tl
press elsewhere, speaking in the highe
terms us to its artistic merit, and of Cc
Johnston, tho artist, who describes i
Every ono should seo and hear tho arti
and humorist. Thoro is said to be mo
wit, humor, sentiment and informatic
gained in two hours than in any exhil
tion that has ever visited our city,
addition to tho entertainment, there w
bo 100 valuable presents given away.
An infant died very suddenly at tl
penitentiary on Monday last, after ta
ing a small dose of paregoric. Tl
ohild was apparently in good boult
Dr. R. W. Gibbes was summoned
perform a post mortem examination, b
wo havo not learned tho result.
BEFORE UNITED STATES COMMISSION
BOOZER.-The case of the United Stat
vs. C. A. Petty, of Spartanburg Count
charged with a violation of the Enfon
ment Act, was again before Comm
sinner Boozer yesterday, and, on moti
of John T. Sloan, Jr., and H. W. RU
for prisoner, his bail was continued un
the 7th of May next.
The following is tho programme
music by tho band of tho 18th Unit
States Infantry, Joseph Buchar, Mast
for April 24.
Selections from La Penc?le-Offcnbn
Wal I z-Do w u i ng.
Tanz Jubal Polka-Apitns.
Advauco March--D. W. Reeves.
HEDGEw FEAST OF THE PASSOVER.
This feast, celeb rated in comm?moration
of tbe exodns of the Israelites from
Egypt, does not, aa nsaal, ooinoide thia
year with Easter. It occurs on the 14th
day of the first Hebrew month, Nissan,
falling this year upon the 23d of April,
3. is celebrated the entire following
week, the Hebrew community abstain?
ing during that time from salted bread,
and using instead the "Matzoth" or
Passover bread, in remembrance of their
ancestors, who, in the hurry of their
leaving Egypt, had not sufficient time to
prepare their bread, and thus taking
their dough with them, left it to dry in
the scorching sun. Passover, as all
Hebrew festivals, has a tow-fold signifi?
cance, and is also celebrated as a feat of
tho resnrreotion of nature from its long
winter sleep, and the blessings of God
upon mankind, for the ensuing spring
and summer are invoked. This is the
Hebrew leap year, whioh occurs once in
every seven years, to the twelve months
there being added "Veadar," making the
Hebrew leap year consist of thirteen
SUPREME COURT, TUESDAY, April 23.
Tbe Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justices Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard and Wright.
William Allen, appellant, vs. John H.
Harley, respondent. Mr. Bauskett sub?
mitted argument of Mr. Aldrich for re?
The State of South Carolinn, ex rel.
CarloB J. Stolbrand, Superintendent of
tho State Penitentiary, es. Niles G. Par?
ker, State Treasurer. Petition for man?
damus. Mr. Tradewell for relator. Bule
made returnable Wednesday, May 1, 10
The Fifth Circuit was called.
James Pringle, respondent, vs. Ed?
ward B. Dorsey el al., appellants. Mr.
Pope was heard for appellants. Mr.
Bachman for respondent.
Peter C. Querry, as trustee, respond?
ent, vs. Henry O. Kinsler, appellant.
Mr. Meltou was beard for appellant.
Mr. Bice for respondent.
The following decision was rendered:
Edward B. Byrd vs. Wm. E. Charles.
Motion dismissed. Opinion by Wright,
At 3 P. M., the Court adjourned until
Wednesday, 21th, 10 A M.
ME ET DC a OF CITY COUNCIL.-A regular
meeting of Council was held last night
the principal business being the election
The Central National Bank petitioned
for the use of four feet of tho pavement
on the corner of Richardson and Plain
street*-29 feet front on the former and
150 on the' latter-proposing to erect a
substantial railing for the protection of
passengers, and to pay the city one dol?
lar per annum for the same. After de?
bate, u committee of five was appointed,
to report to a special meeting, this even?
Contractors Simons and Smith re?
quested to be relieved from completing
their contract on the new market-on the
ground of unsuitableness, etc, of the
plans. They request the payment of
84,200, in addition to $9,000 already re?
ceived-claiming that amount as due for
The proprietor of the Colombia Hotel
presented a bill for $350, for damage to
tho building, daring the recent riot.
A statement of the financial condition
of the city was submitted-prepared by
the Clerk-which was ordered to bo pub?
Owing to a misunderstanding and the
non-presentation of a bid by the Union,
the election of City Printer was post?
poned until next regular meeting.
The election of City Clerk and De?
tectives WHS postponed until this even?
ing. James D. Tradewell, Esq., was re?
elected City Attorney; Capt. John A.
Jackson, Chief of Police; S. W. Hook,
Superintendent Water Works; Preston
B. Nowell, Clerk of tho Market. Isaac
Black was elected Lieutenant of Polioe;
E. Williams and J. Nott, Sergeants; Dr.
J. N. Roberts, City Physician; Je?ae E.
Dent, Overseer of the Poor; J. R. Trice,
Street Overseer. The following Police?
men wore selected from fully 100 appli?
cants: Wm. Allen, Daniel Mahoney, P.
Thompson, Frank Robinson, H. Davis,
George Willington, Simon Williams, Ri?
chard Smith, Reuben Bright, F. J. Allen,
James Gibson, Burt Johnson, Riley Wil?
liams, Taylor Lee, Daniel Simpson, Allen
Robinson, Arthur Blizzard, Wm. Stow?
ers, Henry Goodwyn, Qaitman Connell,
James Greenwood, Frank Bugg, Gabriel
Cooper, Gilbert Bynum, Thoa. Carter,
The Charleston papers contain lengthy
accounts of the first day's proceedings at
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of the General Assembly.
Hardy Solomon-Just Beoeived.
Kingsland & Heath-Crockery.
E. Hope-Tongues, Beef, ?co.
W. H. Monckton-Album Lost.
M. J. Calnan-Lioense Notice.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, April 23.-Nickerson
House-Sir and Mrs Huntington, NY; JP
Constable, B B dunn. Augusta; W M Burr;
Mr and Mrs Stryker, Minees Stryker, Homo;
T Steers, 8 C; J M Kirkpatrick, JA Sadler, W
Johnston, Charlotte; B D Townsend, Socioty
Hill; H Pope, Wilmington; Z McDonald, N O;
T H Oakshott, Washington; J Naylor, E B
booth, St Louis.
Columbia Hotel-lt F Youmans, EdgoQold;
8 L Bomar, Minnosota; J Bancroft, Jr, W 1)
Konnedv, Charleston; J E Mytia, Chester; D
M Cobbi M A Curtis, NY, C & A lt R; P Dn?lie,
SC; E S J Hayes, Lexington; Mrs P Mat
thow?, C C Stephens, Greenville; J H Binn
aud daughtor, Winnsboro; T P Barry, TexaB;
J Bacot, Wilmington; A brooks, wife and
nurse, Mr? Fraser, Camden; J Hagorman,
wifo and son, Pennsylvania,