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Thursday* horning /February 6,1873.
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\ .'. j Commoiloro Maar/. Ii
Very recently, and within one month
of eaoh other, three ill a a trio ub men, re
. epeotively of Frauoe, England and the
United States?Louis Napoleon, Bulwer
and Maury?have aucoumbed to fate,
and been consigned to the tomb. They
represented important spheres of mental
nativity in government, literature and
science. They were widely different' iu
their organization,, endowments and
labors; but eaoh was strong and oarnest,
the object of admiration to bis contem?
poraries, and likely to live long in the
regards of mankind. The last named
was the more, original.of the three, the
more conscientiously toiling, and his
services to his raoo are likely to grow iu
higher appreciation with the flow of
time and with the fuller development of
the effect of his researches. Hia career
is of commanding interest, although his
life was comparatively Obscure and
unobtrusive. Born in Virginia, in Janu?
ary,. 1807, at his death, only a few days'
ago, he had just passed the Bixty-sixth
anniversary of his life. Descouded from
a Huguenot family, which was compelled
to flee their native country to escape
persecution, he illustrated in his charac?
ter the virtues and exoellenoios of that
raoo, blended with the sterling qualities
of the Virginian stook, with which it
was united. Inheriting no fortune, and
thrown early upon his own resources for
education and advancement, at the age
of fourteen ho met with a generous
fridtfd in the late Bishop Ofcoy, of Vir?
ginia, who gave him a helping baud.
He became distinguished for his' appli?
cation to- study' and for the habit of
I careful observation. Astronomy was his
favorite branoh. His tastes led, him to
get an appointment as a midshipman in
tho navy. He made tho best use of the
opportunities whioh his voyages afforded.
After trips to Europe and in the Pa
oiQo, he was advanced to the position of
Lieutenant on board the Powhattau.
His first work was on navigation. By
the recommendation of the Secretary of
' the Navy, it was adopted as a text-book
. in naval sohoolB. Other-works followed,
and his fame began to grow and extend,
and he was made Commander in the
navy. Becoming lame in 1839, from an
accident, and debarred from active pur?
suits, he devoted himself the more as?
siduously to scientific studies. He was
appointed Director of the National Ob?
servatory, at^Washingtpn. -He published
hia "Sailing Dirootiopa," and "Windand
Garrent Charte," and in his "Physical
Geography of the Sea," achieved at once
a world-wide fame, although scientific
men differed somewhat at first as to the
value ol the novel views which it con?
tained. *. *It exhibited a pains-taking de?
duction, no loss striking than the origi?
nal genius of the conception. His con?
clusions were drawn from an immense
mass of observations, and hitherto un?
noticed: accumulations. The" 'practical
results wore a lasting contribution to the
Boienco of navigation, by whioh lifo and
property have been saved, and tho time
of voyages diminished.
Commander Maury was the leading
? spirit in tho Congress of the representa?
tives of maritime nations at Brussels, in
185-1. Tho Congress adopted his plan ol
engaging tho observations of navigators
to be inserted on prepared charts, to be
used in future comparisons In a short
time, over 120,000 vessels of different
countries were aotively employed under
his system in collecting valuable facts.
Its resnlts are well presented in tho fol?
lowing extract from an article in tho Now
York Herald:
"Under this beautiful arrangement,
eaoh ship at sea was a floating observa?
tory, and its experience was added tu
that of every other ship whose keel had
furrowed the same waters, to provido a
common magazine of nautical knowledge
for tho guidance, and safety of every
future sailor. It has been recently well
said by Buchau, the eminent ohief of the
Scottish Meteorological Society, that
'tho name of Captain Maury will always
bo remembered with gratitude for tho
signal service ho has rendered to naviga?
tion, and when future observation has
sapplied tho requisite material to enable
us to correct tho inevitable mistakes,
and fill up tho blanks of his ocean
oharts, tho benefit this celebrated meteo?
rologist has conforred on tho human
raoo will more conspicuously appear.'
Tho progress of physioai soienco is so
rapid now that it is seldom the results of
yestorduy aro not modified to-day; und,
as Faraday well said,{'the only man do
serving of contempt in scienco is ho who
is not in a constant state of transition,'
But it in safe to say, that since Maury
ceased his splendid researches, soarcoly
an advanco has boon made in oceanic
meteorology or hydrography. Sir John
Horsohei's long and persistent denial of
hits theory of marine currents, an due h>
difforent specific gravities of polar and
oqnatorial waters, was retracted a year
ago, and both this theory, as well us his
views of Bvb-marino circulation, onco ro
stoutly opposed by Sir Charles Lyell,
havo boon vorified by tho later and ex?
tensive doep-soa and surface-current ob
serrations of Carpenter, Thomson and
others; while his reasoning in favor of
an 'open Polar sea,'.so warmly espoused
by Peter man, Bent. Von Middendorf
and other eminent living geographers,
has been rather confirmed than invali?
dated by the latest Arctic explorations."
Id the oivil war. Commodore Maury
espoused the sido of bis native South.
Ho declined flattering invitations from
the Qrand Duke Constautine, of Russia,
and from tho Emperor Napolcorj, to
niuko Rassia and Frauce his home, with
every advautage in proBeoutiug his eoien
tifio researches. He adhered to tho for?
tunes of his people, und died in the ser?
vice of Virginia,',as a Professor of Phy?
sios iil the Military Institute at Lexing?
ton, in that State. All honor to his
?memory!
The mails from Washington show that
members are improving their time in
franking books, documents, packages of
seeds and suoh worldly effects ob are at
their disposal. The committee-rooms
to-day were visited by industrious Con?
gressmen, whoso finger ecds to-night are
stiff from the work of writing thoir
honorable names. One of tho results of
tho repeal of this privilege will be the
abolition of the: political bureau at the
Capitol, from whence, during every cam?
paign, tons of trash have been sont to all
parts of the country. The Government
Printer foresees the time when his estab?
lishment will not require the capacity of
a first-class printing house.
Russra. m Centbatj Asia.?Tho alarm
England feels over tho advance of the
Russian armies into Turkestan is well
founded, and wo doubt if the friendly
assurances of Prince Gortsohukoff will
dissipate it. Words are cheap and mean?
ingless with diplomatists. If Russia can
gain a foothold, unmolested, ou the
Northern frontier of British India, she
can afford to make promises which she
does not intend to keep. The ambition
of the Czar and his house is prodigious.
It aims at present at nothing less than
the conquest of the whole Asiatic conti?
nent. In Asia the Empire of Rassia has
bat one rival?England. But one hand
is raised to dispute its progress, and that
is England's. If Khiva is overcome, the
Russians reach the border of tho English
possessions. A pretext can be found to
involve the rivals in war, tho half-sub?
dued nations of India can be incited to
revolt, the Cossack hordes will pour in
to assist them, and peradventure Eng?
land loses the brightest' of her colonial
jewels. What naturally follows? If her
rived is driven out of Asia, Rassia may
march to the almost undisputed oonquost
of the rest of the continent. The great,
unwieldy Empire of China would be?
come an easy prey. Russia already holds
sway over a quarter of the continent.
The authority of the Czar is recognized
from the frozen steppes of the North to
the Great Wall, and from the Pacific
ocean to the shores of tho Caspian sea.
England out of the way, it would bo ex?
tended to the gates of Canton and Cal?
cutta. But tho policy of Russia does
not end even here. She looks West as
well as East. Suppose the day shall
oame when she is mistress of Asia and
faces Europe with 500,000.000 of Mon?
golians at her back, in addition to ber
own warliko population of a lOO.OOO.OuO
more. With those myriads she might
1 hops successfully to overrun Europe. At
any rate, her mural power would be ir?
resistible, and she could dictate terms to
every European capital. This is what
1 Russia meauH by her Khivan expedition.
It is but a stop in a vast projeot to achieve
s the mastery of *ho world, as Rome has
dooo before.
? TnB Modoo War.?Littlo prospect ex?
ists of any peaceable adjustment of the
Modoo difficulties. Last Thursday Fair
? child and Dorrisaud several others went,
? by invitaliou of Captain Jack, to have a
big talk. Tho place ogrcod upon was
1 tho top of a high hill, over-looking the
lava bed. They were accompanied by
i squaw Dixie. She went to Captain Jaok
and told Lim if he wanted to taik ho
must go to the top of tho hill, and ho
would meet Dorris aud Fuirohild there.
Jaok would not go. He wanted tho
whites to como to his camp. This they
refused to do. Jack said they must come
half way. Fairchild refused again, and
sent word to Captain Jack to como to his
oamp within two days, or if not he then
must fight again. Goueral Gillem's com?
mand is half way avor tho mountains,
and will reach headquarters ou Tuesday.
Nothing has bcou heard from tho Camp
Gaston Company. Tho snow was deep
on the roads leading to tho lava bed, but
did not obstruct tho march of tho troops
muoh. Iq tho last fight of tho Modocs
with Bornard's company tho Indians did
not throw away thuir guns, but lost nil
their horses.
In St. Louis, last Sunday, a g*ullcman
sitting iu a harbor's ohni'r, whilo being
lathered, observed tho knight of the
razor every now and thou throw some
soap-suds out of the mug upou thejfloor,
and set his foot upon them. Tho har?
bor explained to him, that thoro wero a
lot of littlo snukes iu tho mug, and that
they kept crawling up ou tho brush; but
tho gontloman thought ho would go out
and get a paper before being shaved, and
ho wont.
SiiVEBis Accident.?Last night a man
by the namo of Gurrett, vory much
under tho tho influence of liquor, fell ou
tho pavoment and broko hia collar bone
to fragments. Dr. Miller was callod in,
but tho man was so much intoxicated
Dr. M. could do nothing for his roliof.
[Charlotte Observer.
I "Why should wo celebrate Washing?
ton's birth-day more than miuo?" asked
a teacher. "Because ho never told a
lie!" shouted a littlo boy.
HTATK LSUIHlilTCBBi - [
Wisdnesdat, Fbbbuabx 5, 1878.
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?The Senate pet at 12 M. '
Mr. Cain, from the Committee on
lip?df. Bridges and Ferries, reported
several bills, whioh were ordered to lie
over. ?
Senator Clinton introduced a bill to
provide for the compulsory attendance
at echool of children between the ages of
aix and sixteen. The bill provides that
it shall be the duty of the parents or
guardians of all children, between the
ages named, not tnontally or physically
disabled, to compel them to attend nt
either a public or private school at least
three mouths iu each year, provided
thuro in a public school within two miles
of the place of residence; and that any
father, mother or guardiau failing tu
comply with this requirement, without
good cause, bhowu tbo School Commis?
sioner of the County where thoy reside,
ahall bo gnility of a misdemeanor, pu?
nishable by imprisonment iu the County
jail uot less than one mouth nor mure
than six months, or by u lino of not less
than titty nor more than oue hundred
I dollars, or both, in the disorctio'n of the
court; and makes it the duty of the
School Commissioners of tho several
Counties to cause all parties so offending
to be prosecuted.
Senator Cain introduced a bill to
amend Sootion 8, Chapter 8, Title 2, of
Part 3 of the General Statutes, re hit ing
to tho drawing of juries, amended by
adding thereto the following: "If from
any cause the Board of Jury Commis?
sioners shall fail to prepare said lists
during the month of January, it may be
done at any time thereafter: Provided,
That the samo is completed at least three
weeks before tho titling of the Circuit
Court in tho County for which said jury
is to be drawn; and until taid list is
completed, juries may bo drawn from the
box prepared for tho preceding year, and
shall serve at all the Courts held in the
Couuty for which they are drawn until
tho list for tho year is completed."
Senator Smulls, from tho Joint Com?
mittee to examine pay certificates und
accounts, asked for lurthcr time to com?
plete the report, stating that the exami?
nation bad been completed, but that the
report was long. Granted.
Senator llayno offered a resolution,
that tho Committee on Ways and Moans,
of the Blouse, repoit as early as possible
a bill or joint resolution to provide fur
tho levy of u tax to meet expenses for
the current fiscal year. Adopted.
The following wero road a third time,
p issed and scut to the House: Joint re?
solution to allow Thomas Grimshuw to
redeem certain forfeited lands in Ooouoe
Oonnty; bill regulating the execution of
tbe death sentence; the notice to amend
the bill, so as to make the executions
public, caused debate; a move was made
to strike out the enaoting olause, upon
whioh tho yeas and naye were called; the
motion was voted down by a vote of ? to
20; the bill was thou passed by a vote of
22 to 4; bill to provido for tho establish?
ment of a State Normal Sohool; bill to
revive and extend the charter of the
Savings, Building and Loan Associa?
tion; bill to incorporate the Second
Ooosawhatohie Baptist Church, of Beau?
fort County; to incorporate tho Darling?
ton Academical Society; joint resolution
requiring all persons holding claims
aguinst the Couuty of Abbeville to re?
gister tho same with the Treasurer of
suid County; bill to punish persons fur
obtaining money, chattels and valuable
securities by false pretenoes; to incorpo?
rate the town of Nichols, in Marion
County; to incorporate the Presbyteriau
Church at Abbeville; to amend tho Act
for the protection and preservation of
useful animals; to incorporate tho>New
berry audChestor Railroad Company; to
refer to tho qualified voters of Barn well
County tho location of the Couuty Heat
uf said Couuty, County offices and tl^c
place fur holdiug tho courts of said
County.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Houto mot at 12 M. Prayer by
Rev, E. J. Adams.
Mr. Artsou presented the petition of
certain citizens of Charleston, asking for
tho refunding of the direct tax paid iu
accordance with tho Acts of Congress;
also, a joint resolution to authorize the
Committee on State House and Grounds
to cause tho grounds and lower floor of
the State House to bo pot in good con?
dition; also, introduced a bill to amend
an Act amending an Act establishing and
maintaining n system of free common
lohools.
Tho following claims wero received
from the Senato and concurred in, viz:
J. B. Magill, $81.90; Joel Keisler,
$1G.?3; Charles Small, $75.
Tho House concurred in tho Senate
resolution requesting tho Ways and
Menus Committee to report the appro?
priation bill for tho present fiscal year.
Mr. Cochian, of Anderson, introduced
a bill to permit Samuel A. Hutchinson
to adopt and luako his lawful heir Mary
Savannah Head, and to change her name
to Mary Savannah Hiitchiuson.
Mr. Gabriel Cannon asked leuve to in?
troduce a bill to explain or amend an
Act to authorize aliens to hold property.
The bill aets forth that, whereas doubts
have been suggested whether tho Act to
authorize aliens to hold property was
intended to include incorporations creat?
ed under the laws or by tho authority of
other States and nations, "Be it enacted,
&c, that corporations created under tho
laws ur by tho authority of other States
and nations wero i utended to liavo, and
shall have and exercise, all rights graut?
od to aliens under tho Act aforesaid as
fully ns if they had been specially therein
named."
Tho bill introduced by Mr. Cnrtin, of
Rich laud, to prohibit convicts from
being hired to work on tho streets or for
private citizens, provides that from the
pussngo of tho bill if any officer, charged
with the confinement of convict**, shall
hiro the same to work on the utreets or
for private citizens for any purpose
whatever, or permit tho Bamo to bo
done, he Shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, subject, on oonviotion, to a
fine of 91,000 aud imprisonment twelve
months, or ?ither, in 'the discretion of
theoonrt.
Mr. W. A. Grant offered a resolution,
which was referred to the Committee on
Railroads, that the Committee he autho?
rized and directed to ascertain the faots
of the sale of the Spartanbnrg and
Union Railroad, and report at an carl;
day, as it is currently reporlod that the
road has been recently sold for less than
one-half its original cost, tho State hold?
ing endorsed bonds of said road.
Mr. Robertson offjred a concurrent
resolution, which was immediately con?
sidered aud adopted, and ordered to he
6ent to the Souutc, that a committee bo
appointed toexamino the accounts of tho
State Treasurer, as provided for by law.
Mr. A. Collins introduced a bill to de?
clare a road leading from tho Nelson's
Ferry Road to tho Murray's Ferry Road,
in Clarendon County, a public highway.
Mr. Vandorpool introduced a bill to
crcato a publio lauding in tho city of
Charleston.
Mr. Liowery presented the petitiou of
Citizens of ltiohland County in opposi?
tion to an appropriation for building the
Court House.
Mr. Holmes introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, that the StatoTrea?
surer he requested to report forthwith to
tho House tho names of newspapers to
which payment has been mudf?, und
tho amounts puid to each out of tho ap?
propriation of $75,000 for the publica?
tion of tho Acts of the Guueral Assem?
bly of 1871 and 1872.
Mr. Williams introduced a bill to fix
tho time of holding Circuit Court in
York County.
Mr. Artsou introduced a resolution,
wbich was indefinitely postponed, that
whereas his Excellency Ulyasus S. Grant,
tho President of tho United States, is
expected to visit the capital of South
Carolina on or about tho 20th March
proximo, and iu order that legislation
on our part may not be retarded:
Resolved, That this Geucrul Assembly
take a recess from tho 10th of this mouth
t ) the 15th proximo.
A communication, in reply to a reso?
lution, was received from the State Trea?
surer, that of tho $5,000 appropriated
for tho repair and furnishing of Military
Hull, iu Charleston, according to tho
books iu his office, $2,-190 had becu paid.
Tho Committee on Engrossed Bills re?
ported tho appropriation bill, which wai
read a third time, amended, passed und
sent to tho Senate.
The Senate sent a concurrent resolu?
tion, instructing our Senators in tho
United States Senate aud requesting our
I members in Congress to secure an appro?
priation sufficient to repair or rebuild
tho West wing of tho Citadel, which was
burned while occupied by the Govern?
ment of tho United States. Concurred
in.
Mr. Cochrau introduced a bill to pro
vido for the granting of certain charters.
Mr. Thomas introduced a bill to incor?
porate the Narrow Gauge Railroad and
Transportation Company of South Ca?
rolina. Also, a hill to incorporate tho
Baptist Church, of Sumraorville, Collo
ton County.
On the passage of tho appropriation
bill, $15,000 additional was appropriated
for printing the publio Acts.
A bill to charter tho Charleston Water
aud Canal Company, was taken up for n
second reading, and occupied the re?
mainder of the doy. "
TueTueatiusMen is Couxctr..?There
was quilo a gathering of theatre owners
in the city yesterday, including Mr.
Thomas Arkwright, of tho Savannah
Theatre, and the proprietors ami lessees
of tho theatres in Wilmington, Raleigh,
Augusta, Atlanta und Macoa, which
places, with Charleston, compose what is
known as "theSouthern Circuit." These
gentlemen were met by Mr. John Chad
wick, of tho Academy of Music. The
object of tho conference is to adopt somo
concerted plan of action in regard to tho
next season?establishing a uniformity
of prices for a eingle night or wook en?
gagement, and, if possible, to urrango
for a continuous scries of entertainments.
I Charleston Nctcs.
An Imimstoii?Look Our ron Him.?
An individual is now going tho rounds
of tho city, representing himself to bo a
Cuban refugee, and stating that his pro?
perty was taken from him and ho com?
pelled to fleo the country. This peram?
bulating impostor dresses well, sports a
oauo with ivory top, hut may bo set down
as a first class "fraud." Ho is armed
with alms-saeking documents, written iu
four languages?English, Fruuch, Span?
ish aud Gorman; but wu think his littlo
game has been discovered, ami ho had
better make himself scarce.
[6*dr<inu<ik AY;iiddican.
Ho may como this way.
?.
AXOTHCII OlN-HoUSB Bl'KNT.?We
learn that on Wednesday, the 2'Jth day
of January, 1873, about 11 o'clock, Mr.
William lltley, living near tho free
bridge on Saluda River, had the mis?
fortune to have his gin-houso burnt,
und about 700 bushels of cotton seed,
live h.igs of lint colton (which was tho
properly of his widowed mother, Mrs.
Susan Jlilcy.) Her hands wero giuing
at tho lime. Tho firo is thought to have
originated from a mulch in tho seed cot?
ton. Loss estimated at $1,000 or $1,200.
{Abbeville Press and Banner.
(Inr.ENwooD and Augusta Railroad. ?
Tho engineers in charge of tho experi?
mental survey of tho Greenwood aud
Augusta Railroad liavo completed their
survey upon tho Carolina cido of tho
Savannah River, and aro now engaged
in running lines from some poiut near
Fury's Ferry to the city of Augusta.
Mrs. Roheit Y. MeLeotl, Mrs. Josa
phiuo Owen, Mrs. Joel Brunsen ami
Mrs. W. O. Cain, all of Sumlor, [died
during tho past week.
Solomon Clarke, of Grauitevillu, aged
eighty-four, died on Friday.
Booal X to xxl?.
-. ?? ?
Our Maithho.?TU* pfiee.ol single
oopiep of the Pnasja x is ?fe cents.
| Accounts due 160 PeteNix office must
be settled promptly, as further indulgence
cannot be givea. Wo must have money
to carry on busines?.
Old newspapers for sale at Phoenix
office, at fifty conts a hundred.
Tho latost styles wedding and visiting
cards and envelopes, tastily printed, can
be obtained at the Phoenix office.
Trimmers of mock orange trees should
bo curoful and destroy the bashes, bb
several cows have beeu killed from cut?
ting theEo poisonous trimmings. There is
an ordinance against throwing these
trimmings into the street.
To-day is the anniversary of the battle
of Fort Henry, whioh was fooght Febru?
ary G, 18G2.
Qeo.C. J. Stolbrund met with a se?
rious accident, yesterday. His horse ran
off, smashed the buggy and threw the
General out, braising his hip and cutting
him toverely iu the throat.
Lent will begin on the 26th of this
mouth.
A drovo oi ?oe-looking atook?sheep,
hogs and cattle?passed through the
streets yesterday. It is hoped they will
I bo btopped here, and not sent through
to Charleston, us is usually tho case with
extra fiuc animals.
Mr. P. Epstiu's saddle horso ran off,
yesterday afternoon, and removed some?
thing of a nuisance?tho telegraph wire
stretched across the old Court House
Equare.
The Pres j Convention, which iu sug?
gested to bo hold iu Columbia, next
mouth, as far us wo know, is intended
for business, not political, purposes?to
regulate advertising and other rates.
Tho house of Mr. A. L. Solomons, on
Plain street, was entered by burglars
Monday evening, but they wore fright?
ened away by tho occupants.
There is a rumor that the 18th Regi?
ment of Infantry, now stationed here,
will shortly bo seut to the plains.
The Governor hus appointed J. It.
Whito, of Marion, Deputy Surveyor,
and Clellaud Milnor Commissioner of
Deeds for this State, resident in New
York.
Messrs. Seibels &? Ezcll sold, yester?
day, at auction, two lots on Main street,
to James ?. Black, for $2,950; foni
quarter-aore lots, on Gervais street, be?
low the depot, at good prices; and one
four-acre lot, below Tobacco street, West
of Gates street, at a full price.
Prof. Buohar furnishes the following
programme for this afternoon:
Concordia Qaiok-step?Goetz.
Protiosa?Weber.
Flora Quadrille?Straaes.
Sextolla Lucia do Lammormoor?Do?
nizetti.
Musette Wullz?Samuels.
Heltcr-Skelter Galop?Faust.
Coimx of GEXBitA.li Sessions ?Judge
Carpenter sustained tho objections oi
Hon. D. H. Chamberlain, relative to the
array of jurors, and the Court adjourned,
yesterday, for tho torm. What next?
Supreme Cour.T Decision, February
5.?T. T. J. Clark, appellant, vs. G. J.
Patterson, respondent. Remanded to
Circuit Court for settlement in con?
formity with Sections 238 and 292 of the
Codo of Procedure Opinion by Willard,
A. J.
SriUNCi Stiles.?Tho boautifnl spring?
like weather of tho past few days has
caused a rush for the spring styles of
hats, now being opened by Messrs It. ?fc
W. C. Swaffiold. These hats are of dif?
ferent x'atterus?somo of them particu?
larly "nobby." Our dolioato friend, W.
G. Beck, is in attendance, and will assist
in the selection of a suitable adornment
for the head. Hats are, however, not
tho only articles they deal in?everything
pertaining to male wear is in abundance;
or, if not on hand, will bo made np at
short notice.
Fikesixiana.?It is belter tobcenvied
1 than to bo pitied.
What is that which has its head at one
end and its mouth nt tho other? A river.
What is that which must bo taken
from you before you can give it away?
Your photograph.
"A penny for your thoughts, miss,"
said a gentleman to a port beauty.
"They nro not worth a farthing, sir,"
she replied; "I was thinking of you."
Profancnoes in conversation too com?
monly passes for wit, whereas it is, in
truth, a certain sign of the waut of both
judgment and manners.
When yon havo a bone on your plate,
and are obliged to tako it up in your
fingers, dou't neglect to mention that
"fingers wero made bofore knives nud
forks." The novelty of tho remark will
immediately strike tho company very
happily.
Wedding and invitation cards generally
arc now long and narrow, enclosed in an
envelopo of similar shape and size, upon
whioh should bo the initials of tho pros
I poctive bride.
Timbod'0 Poems.? We have received
from Mr. R. L, Bryan, a' copy of this
work, recently issned by Messrs. E. j.
Hale * Son, New York, and edited by
Paul H. Hayne, Esq. These poems are
not new to the citizens of South Caro?
lina, who read them, and admired them,
in the days before the war, and these
people will road them now?read them
as the work of one into, whom .God
breathed the poetic Bpirit. The. pub?
lishers have well performed their, part.
A dainty little volume, beautifully print?
ed, with just enough exterior adornment,
and that in such good taste, as would
have pleased its modest hero, fitly en*
shrines the garnered utterances of "one
of tho truest and sweetest singers this
country has given to tho world." Tho
memoir, and analysis .of tho poet's ge?
nius, is all we could wish it. It is marked
throughout by a wibo judgment, and exe?
cuted in a faithful, loving, congenial
Bpirit. It is tho . draping o'er a royal
brother, made by ono, himself a Prince
in the realm of song. On the opening
page wo read
To the Pool's Wife and Sister,
Aud to his earnest friends, the
llou. Geo. S. Bryan, of Charleston, S. 0.,
and
Dr. J. Dickson Bruns, of Now Orleans,
This volume is dedicated.
The price of the volume is $1.50.
List oe New Advertisements.
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HoTsn Arrivals, February 5, 1873.?
Columbia Hotel?E W Mackuy, J Moran,
Charleston; HE DaBillo, Baltimore; J
Canty, J D Kennedy, Camden; B F
Bartholow, Baltimore; S D Lnmpkin,
Young6ville; J S Browning, SC; WM
Rawiins, Germantown; H D Gilbert,
Wilmington; TE Mclra, Express Co; W
D Kennedy. SC; JH Bowell, oity; M
W Abney, Edgefield; Mies Gilder, New
berry; J A Norwood, Abbeville; Mrs E
A T?te, S C; R L Meridetb, Va; M W
Graham, Burn well; H E Jones, Balti?
more; A F DeGour, Philadelphia; W R
Stnrgoyn, J Buxbaum, Pa.
Rendrix House?3 M Pearson, Rock
Hill; W B Peak, WinnBboro; S Ayers,
wife and two children, NC; MrsNiohold
sou, MisB Nioholdson, Chester; L B
Austin, Greenville; C N Beeves, J H
Hauspeuee, N Y; E.A Bronson, Barn
well; C J Hopkins, Md; B Berruan, oity;
J Miller, Ga; T S Huntington, Va; D
Mottet, Chester.
Wheeler House?W Wallace, Ga; L S
Tichear, N Y; J Williams, Samter; E S
Hays, S O; Miss B Pagan, J M Biawley,
D Hemphill, Chester; T K Carey, Md;
W Rawiins, N 0; W Stevens, Sumtor; W
IJ Bradley, Me; J R Bennett, Charleston;
H Bparnick, G T Wiekes, W MoMair, R
J Donelson, wife and two children, F
Capers; Miss Capers, Miss S Wither- ?
spoon, Miss J Witharspoon, W D Blend?
ing, J Moses, J R Fowler, Mrs E L
Herndon, M A Moore, S 0; O M Beeves,
J H M Green, A R Spiro, N Y.
Inaugurating) a Cemetery.?A resi?
dent of Denison, Texas, writes as fol
, lows: "This is tho liveliest town in these
parts. Only six months old, it his been
built up by tho Missouri, Kansas and
Texas Railway, which has its terminus
hero. The Houston and Texas Central
will ho along soon, and then there will
he rail communication from St. Louis to
{ Galveston. We havo 5,000 inhabitants,
uud vve havo hotels, Btorcs, churches,
1 grog shops, two parsonages, ono gam?
bling house, and a town hall. We have
boon waiting a grave yard. Yesterday
a man died, and this afternoon every?
body will turn out to inaugurate the new
ceinetcr}'. We thought we should have
to import a corpse to start it, but this
fellow happened to die aud savo us the
expense. Another one is sick of a dis
easo ho brought from Missouri, and the
doctor payB we had better hold over the
other chap a day or so, and make ono
I job of it. Don't think we'll do it, though,
as%vo want tho grave-yard started any?
how."
Four. Pacific Railroads.?Iu addi?
tion to tho Union Pacific Bail road, which
now with tho Central,*on tho California
side of tbo mountains, constitutes the
"through lino" across the continent, it is
known that tho Texas Pacific and tho
Northern Pacific Roads aro both in course
of construction protty rapidly. But
there is to bo a Canada Pacific Railroad
also, making eventually tho fourth line
across tho continent. Tho Toronto Mail,
a Government organ, announces that ar?
rangements havo jubt been completed
for tho construction of tho Canada road.
Tho Board of Provisional Directors con?
sists of thirteen members?five for On?
tario, four for Quebec, aud ono for each
of tho other Provinces. Tho company
thus formed havo offered to baild tho
railway under terms eulisfactory to tho
Canadian Government. Ten millions of
6tock are ready to bo suhsoribed, and
stock books are to be opened in each of
the Provinces. Tho President of tho
Provisional Boaid is Sir Hugh Allan.
Disgraceful Scene in a Church.?
One evening last w"eek, tho members of
tho African Methodist religion had a
theatrical performance in their chnrch,
for the purpose of raising greonbaoks.
There were also refreshments offered for
salo. We often hear of meetings in
churches for charitable, purposes, but
tho itlea of holding theatricals iu a
church is a novel ono. Fortunately for
them, tho days of miracles havo passed,
or they might havo found themselves
horror ?tricken, by the sudden nppoar
auoo of tho "hand writing upon the
walls." They certainly havo lost sight of
tho overthrow of tho monoy-chaugers in
tho temple. "Behold, my house is a
house of prayer, but ye havo mado it a
den of thieves."? Colleton Gazette.

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