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Are We to Have No Court 1
As opr readers know, upon the assem?
bling of the court, last Monday, it was
discovered that through some mistake,
the juricH hrid been drawn at a time
earlier than that prescribed by law.
Counsel for Robert Cooper, a dufondunt
ju notion before the eonrt, moved that
the panel be set aside, upon the grouud
that it was not a lawful jury. The ques?
tion was argued Tuesday, the same coun?
sel maintaining" that the provisiou of
law, prescribing a definite time fur
ohoosing the jury, was mandatory, and j
that its exact enforcement was necessary
tJ the legality of the jury. It was
argued, on the other side, that this direc?
tion concerning time was not essential,
that it;was directory merely, as is the
oase with all provisions which ooncorn
time, place and form. The jury was a
good one, and no man's rights were
likely to be put in jeopardy by it. On
Wednesday morning, Judge Carponter
announced his decision that the objec?
tion was a good one, and ndjoarned the
court for the term?it being impossible
to empauel any jury at all under the law
aa.it stands. So this accident is held not
?only to invalidate the jury which has
been chosen, but it makes the jury law
itself inoperative for the time being, and
temporarily dispenses with a court of
justice.
' Now this is an unfortunate oiroum
fltanoo, and has an ugly look. The citi?
zen'who appeals for justice, the acoused
Who is kept in the pains of suspense
no lit hiscaso is heard, find the doors of
the temple of jastice shut in their faces. |
It is praotioally a denial of one of the
moat important rights of. man. coming
down to ne, we believe, from the Bill of
Rights, or Magna Charta itself?that of
a speedy trial. The accumulations of
wrong done, the criminal accretions of
injustice and encroachments upon law
and order, are to. bo let alone, still to
enlarge themselves and to extend and
fester. The security which. BOoiety de?
rives from the periodical purgation of
the courts is withdrawn, and legal re?
sponsibility for bad conduct thus being
suspended,' the law is no longer a terror
to evil-doers. It oeases also to be a pro?
tection to the weak and humble, whose
righto may be intruded upon, and W?O
dann?t proteot themselves.
In addition to these general conside?
rations, which effect the rights of all
citizens, and ooncorn the order and well
being of society, there is a special reason
why the Court should be bold, which ad?
dresses itself with peculiar force to the
Legislature. It is the only power that
can counteract tbo consequences of the
accident or mistake of drawing the jury
at tljo wrong time. Immediately after
the jefpotion of a Senator to the United
States Oohgress, and on the-day that it
was proclaimed that J. J. Patteraou had
been' chosen,, certain members of the
House of Representatives preferred
olwgea of .bribery .against him, sustained
.by .affidavits. The proceedings took
place before a Trial Justice-, and the re?
cognizances to appear were duly entered
and made a record upon tbo books of the
Olerk of the Court. The affair made a
great noise alt over, the country, and not
only are the honor and character of the
accused party involved, but those of the
Legislature itself. It is bound, in some
way, to sustain the oharge of its mem?
bers* if they are'true, or brand them as
false, if they are false. It is bound to
defend itself from the taint of the ae
ousatiou of an impure election, or to
have the stigma indelibly fixod upon it.
It should be more nn willing than the
oommnnity outside, to leave this case as
it stands, undetermined and untried.
We should think that the parties inte?
rested, those making the accusation, and
who are charged with falsehood in doing
it; as well as the acoused, would regard
it as vital to their integrity to have the
matter sifted to the bottom without de?
lay. We do not undertake to prejudge
the case one way or the other. We only
insist upon the trial, and in doing bo wo
only repeat what we demanded at tho
time. It is due to the parties, it is duo
to the State and the General Assembly,
it is due to public opinion, and it is duo
to equity and justice.
What, then, should bo done? The
General Assembly should pass a resolu?
tion ordering tho court for Ricbloud
County to be hold, and dircoting tho
drawing of a jury forthwith. It has the
power to do it, and tho necessity, based
upon both general and special grounds,
needs no further demonstration than tho
statement? whioh we have mado, as to
the wrong and the possible bad conso
queuoes whioh may follow a suspension
of the court for so long a time, and tho
dispassionate presentation which we
have likewise made of the affair of tho
Senator elect. Sot?e member from Rich
laud ought toJ&QJQ,jo^rthg,.?lAlfiS ,?*
ooce." ~"
Another Shriek from K?m?i.
We all remember ?'bleeding Kansas,"
aud tho oontes# about- peopling it when
a territory, and the exolueion of Southern
men from it, because they wore slave?
holders. , Pious persona, like Henry
Ward Seocher, led the crusade, and sub?
scribed the rifles and funds whioh should
bo, and were, used to keep them out.
It was settled under such unhappy in?
fluences as these, aud the orop of charac?
ter, and the tone among the publio men,
correspond to the original seeds thus
planted in the soil. They have reached
the highest heights, or the loweBt depths,
as you may ohooso to regard them, of
legislative bribery and corruption. Cald
well, who bought off his rival Oaruoy,
as the latter testifies, for 015,000, aud
whose case is yet "before Congress, is
from bleeding and shriekiDg Kansas.
Another venerable sinner, who hus
shone respleudently in Washington so?
ciety, as Senator from Kansas, is S. C.
Pomeroy. He oame confidently before
their Legislature, last week, for ro elec?
tion. He was a little damaged, or ro
oommended, we hardly know whiah, by
a corrupt letter to a Mr. Boss, relating
to profits iu Indian goods. He denied
the authenticity of this document, how?
ever, aud went in to win. On tho first
ballot he ran ahead of all competitors.
It became necessary for the opposition
to resort to an extraordinary rase to
circumvent and defeat him. Mr. York,
a Senator from Montgomery County,
was selected to aot as tho decoy.
He viB?ed Pomeroy's rooms, in the dark
and seoret recesses of tho Tafft House,
and bargained away bis vote for 88,000?
of which $2,000 were paid that night,
$6,000 the next afternoon, and $1,000
more were promised to be paid when
the vote should be oast in his favor. The
denouement oame dramatically, by Sena?
tor York's exposure of the whole thing,
I and placing the money upon tho ohief
i clerk's desk. He demanded that Pome?
roy's actions in tho contest be thoroughly
examined, and the corruption money
whioh he had just deposited be the in?
strument of retribution in prosecuting
the investigation. He added;
"The statements I have made aro but
partial and incomplete. The hour or
two that I passed, in the den of infamy,
in the Tafft Houbo, let iu upon my mind
such a flood of enlightenment as to the
detestable practices ol the Kansas politi?
cian, that I have no words in whioh to
express the knowledge I gained of the
depth of degradation a pure Republican
Government has reached. The disclos?
ures then made to me implicate some of
the most prominent and respectable moo
in Kansas. I learned from Mr. Pome
roy's lips that his epics aud emissaries
were working in our oauouses to soil ua
out."
His followers all collapsed. There was
.none so poor as to do him any more re?
verence, or to give him a vote. What
they did with his money iu their pockets,
.is an unexplained mystery. Poor Kan?
sas 1 she still bleeds, or is bled.
Another venerable blow-hard oomea
(o the front with contaminated, fingers.
General Shoot-iim-ou-t he-spot Dix,
whose reverend aspect reminds one of
the old fellow in the Vicar of' Wakefield,
who talked theology to Dr. Primrose
and traded a lot of gr?en spectacles to
Moses in exchange for the pony. Horace
Clark, President of the Union Pacific
Railroad, states that while General Dix
was Minister to Paria ho received $50,000
from the railroad company, in considera?
tion of which sum he was to negotiato
tho bonds of tho road in Franco. It was
diBgraoefal for an American Minister to
engagefin a transaction of Buoh a nature.
It was a compromise of his ofiloial
dignity and honor to engage iu a bond
brokerage. But Mr. Clark says that he
not only took the $50,000 and held on to
it, but did not negotiato the bonds.
Not satisfied with this juicy plum, ho
extorted $25,000 for two mouths' ser?
vices as Presidont of the Erie Railroad,
which was nt the rato of $150,000 a year.
He seoms to have been in a fair way to
rival Jay Gould and Jim Fish as a gob?
bler of railroad money. This man is
the model Governor of Now York,
whoso holy hands are to sprinkle n
sanctimonious dew of purification over
the places profaned by tho wickedness
of his predecessor. Who comes next?
Mr. Cowles introduced resolutions
into the. North Carolina Legislature,
last Monday, in denunciation of the
bribery, frauds and perjury conueoted
with tho "Credit Mobilier," and ex?
pressing indignation and regret at tho
oorrupt practices prevailing in Congress.
They call for tho trial and oxposuro of
the guilty oonspirators against tho
honor of the country and Mieir expulsion
from the high placea whioh thoy dis?
grace. A good example. It ought to bo
followed.
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A troly good legislator of Georgia has
introduoed a bill making profane swear?
ing a penal offence.
( onrcnUoB in Ctorjl?, '
An' Agricultural ?onVynlao^I? to be
held in Augusts, on the 18th instant.
Delegates have alacvbeen invited from
the Cottou Statsa and some Northwest?
ern ci tioH, to con aider, the subject of im?
migration. It would be Well, we think,
if our Board of Trade and State Agri?
cultural and Mechanical Society should
send representatives. We notioe that
tho Charleston Board of Trade has ap?
pointed u large and influential delegation.
7T7?i' * ? '
fnnnty Court Uonir,
Wo observe that Mr. Liowery, a mem?
ber of the House of Representatives
from Chesterfield, has presented a pro?
test from some of the citizens of Colum?
bia, against tho appropriation by the
Legislature of auy sum for the building
of a Court House. A bill has boon
framed, in conformity with the directions
of the County Commissioners, to levy a
tax on the County of three mills, to be
collected in two years, one nnd a half
oach year, to raise a fund for such Court
House. The facts nie, as we understand,
that tbe Commissioners have told the
old Court House ground, and brick of
tho old building, for $25,000, and after
purchasing a now lot, bavo at their com?
mand about $20,000 for. the now build?
ing. This is enough, in all conscience.
We assure the Legislature that we have
had taxes enough, and that no m-re are
needed to raise the fund required. Tbe
Commissioners have a plenty in hand.
The Harvest of the Gallows to be
Oathered at Last.?From several
sources come indications that at lust tho
gallows is likely to gather io its legiti?
mate Luit; that tho long-delayed justice
is about to stretch forth its hand and
fasten its deadly grip on tho throats of
the assassins who now choke np the culls
and passages of tho Tombs. First, wo
have the charge of Judge Brady to the
grand jury of the Oyer and Terminor, in
whioh the evil effects of delay in tbe
prosecution of criminal justice is set
forth, and the jury is told tbat "if ne?
cessary, all the power of tbe State should
be brought to stay tho hand of crime."
I The Judge comments on the free and
reckless use of the knife and tho re?
volver, and declares his readiness to sit
continuously until July, if necessary, to
clear tho city prison of the criminals
whoso loug exemption from paying the
penalty of their offences is an encourage?
ment to tho ruffians whose rule has con?
tinued tod long io this city. Next we
find the cheering news that the stone is
at lost to be rolled baok from tho Tombs,
and that Murderers' Row is to give np
its vile tenants to justice. John Scan?
nen, who, after hanging on the track of
Thomas Donohue for months with mur?
der in his heart, at last shot down his
helpless victim in a'aaloon, and poured
bullet after bullet into his prostrate form,
is to be put on his trial on Monday next.
The following Monday the dastardly
William O. King, who took the life of
O'Neill because tho latter testified to
King's abuse of his wife, is to be placed
at tho bar. Tbe Stokes case is still
under argument, and the probability ap?
pears to be that tho polished assassin who
waylaid his victim in a narrow passage
way, from whioh there was no esoape,
and in which ho could be shot down as
easily as a rat in a trap, will be left to
meet the fate his cowardly murder merits.
Thus the chain is tightening around the
crowd of blood-stained wretches now
hanging on the public hands, and soon,
let us hope, to hang upon the gallows.
In addition to this gratifying intelli?
gence, we learn from Albany that Gover?
nor Dix has refused to commute the
punishment of the murderer Gaffuey,
who now awaits exeoution in Buffalo, and
that he accompanies his refusal by a de?
cisive declaration of his intentions in
like applications. "If tbe expression of
my purpose in similar cases,"-says the
Governor, "will havo the effect of de?
terring evil-minded persons from com?
mitting Ulis highest of orimep, I am
willing to have it understood that cir?
cumstances of a very extraordinary na ?
tare will bo needed to induce mo to in?
terpose for the purpose of annulling the
deliberate and well-considered determi?
nations of juries and courts." These
words are well spoken, and will strike
terror to tho hearts of those criminals
who have ontortained a hope for Execu?
tive clemency. The oonviotod murderers
may aa well shut oat hope from their
hearts and prepare to meet their Creator.
The assassins who await trial may as well
make up their- minds to rcoeivo stern
justice at the bands of judgo and jury.
The yarn is spun thnt will bang them all,
and their well-merited fate will bo a warn?
ing to rnffi ms for a long time to come
[New York Herald.
Our County Auditor Otenly Dere?
lict in ins Duty.?Tho law of tho State
requires that tho Jury Commissioners
shall list a jury xluriug tho month of
January. The month of January has
passed and no jury list has been pro
pared; aud now, uuloss the present Le?
gislature come to our relief aud pass nn
Act or j >iut resolution enabling the
commissioners to list the jury hereafter,
wo will bo debarred from holding auy
court this year for the trial of jury cases.
A suspension of this important anil in?
dispensable tribunal of public justice
would work a great publio wrong, and
would bo an especial hardship upon
many prisoners now oonilncd in our
jail, awaiting trial at the March term of
tho court. And it is but just to etate
that tho present prospeot of tho do
plorablo blockade of our courts is duo
solely to the absenoo of the County
Auditor MoDcvitt, the other members of
the board having boon present at the ap?
pointed time, and anxious to discharge
their duty.?Edgefteld Advertiser.
.t?Mj^Eprxw; Tiift.bill to gi.vo.tji^cUi:,
nu of Barnwell Coanty the privilege of
voting and saying whether they desire to
return the County site to Barnwell vil?
lage, or allow;it to remain at Blackville,
or at any other place outside the old seat
of justice, bad its origin in the popular
branch of tho General Assembly, end
passed that body without a dissenting
voioo, whioh brought n gentleman or so
from BlaokviUe, with' a little mono;,
They went to work, and very eoon it
oame to light that the movement in con?
templation, as to lomoving the Court
House from Blaokvillo to tho original
plaoe, where it had been ever since old
Win ton County was divided into Orange
burg and Barnwell Districts, was now in
reality but a '"Democratio .dodge" to
"gain a viotory" over the Bepublicau
party of Barnwell County, forsooth!
That "two or thruo lawyers" had "laid
thoir heads together," in order to "reha?
bilitate the deserted village" with its
early ensigns of prosperity und law.
I Now, gentlemen of tho Legislature,
don't avert your countenances from this
measure of justice?not only to tho vil
| lagern of Barnwell, whoBo fithers aud
grand-fathers settled there, bought land
und house-lots, erected "saw-mills," aud
grist-mills, too, and sold Bait fl-di und
' cheese?yea, aud whiskoy and tobacco?
at as small per ceutage as they sire ex?
changed at Blackville; but that these
fathers and grand-fathqis paid high
prices for these lots and land-*, und weut
there to educate their families nod hear
I the Gospel preached; that they did so on
tho faith and credit of tho State, in de?
claring, by law, that that place should bo
the eite of Barnwell Court House. Tho
pcoplo of tho County have, ever eince
its removal, becu emigrating?going
away?until now, no schools of auy
character aro kept up, and l ho deteriora?
tion of real property there ia very great,
and ail this by moving tho County eite
from wheie it had boon legally established
to the North-west corner of tho Couuty,
ton miles from tho villago of Barnwell,
over the moat hilly and sandy road in
the State, unless it be the road from this
Capital to Lexington Court House.
But wo don't intend to let tho Daily
Union havo the "why" on us. What is
it to you, Mr. Carpenter, that-citizens of
Barnwell want thoir County site in the
centre of their geographical section?
How much will tho removal back to
Barnwell village increase your taxes? "A
Court House has been erected at Black
yilio at great expense to tho County,"
you say. What do you euro about the
expenses of tho people of Barnwell?
Do* we hear your husky voice saying
anything of tho "great expenses'* to the
people of the State caused by heavy ap?
propriations for Columbia improve?
ments? You know the very bricks that
made tho Bluckvillo Court House were
hauled from the Court House at Barn?
well, and that C. P. Leslie sold any
quantity of them on the road during
their removal, and after their arrival at
Blackville, to A B and C. You know
very well that the removal of the County
site from Barnwell to Blackville was a
bastard, illegitimate aot of legislation,
and has ever since been suataiuod by
dirty tricks and inferior ouncing, un?
worthy of any good heart or conscience
sworn to do its duty to tho country and
support the Constitution aud good faith
of the State Government towards tho
good people of the State. "You and
Leslie had nothing iu common" but a
malicious hatred to the decent pcope of
that devoted place and their vested
rights and privileges under the law and
good faith of tho Legislature when
it established the Couuty Bite there.
The latter (C. P. Leslie) has left
there, and those "few lawyers" "who
may have oflioos there," will nevor look
for you "to make one in their midst,"
after showing your fangs, through your
columns, with so little of sincerity or
good will. You say you have "no spe
- oial interest in this matter beyond secur?
ing tho Court House at the most eligible
place." Ah, hat But, Mr. Carpenter,
you aro oateohising a good deal, and
seem to bo well posted on tho cost of an
election, "directly or indirectly," as to
dollars and cents, and ask "why was the
election not held last full?" You know
such an election, if uuautborized, would
have no force, and, properly, because if
similar elections oould bo held at any
time by the people nt a general or other
election, without the sanction of the Le?
gislature, there would be no stability 01
permanently established Court House in
tho State. "Why spring this mattet
now," say you, "wheu tho peoplo sup?
posed tho whole matter settled?" Will
you please inform mo, what poople?
Mr. Simon Brown and Mr. Lirligue:
two out of 3,500 votesl
There is a clear majority of 2,00(1
votos in the Bepublicau party over the
Democratic parly in Barnwell; aud the
Republican party, the entire Democratic
party, and them "low lawyers who may
havo offices there," besides, are all ol
them anxious for the re-establishment of
tho Court House at Barnwell villago, the
Daily Union and the Carpenter to the
coutrary notwithstanding. They givo
tho "Democrats in the Senate great cre?
dit for tho skillful manner they worked
tho measure through that body;" "but,"
says ho, "I trust tho Houbc will givo the
matter due consideration, if it goes back
to that boily."
Now, all of tho Democracy ia tho Se?
nate is only seveu votes, aud tho repub?
lican strength was tweuty-eix; whilo in
tho other oo-ordinate brauoh of the Gen?
eral Asaombly, out of 1*25 votes, tbo Re?
publicans will have ninety-eight or more,
and there will only bo about from seveu
toon to twenty of tho Democrats. Yet
auch wob tho general good-will of tho
Representatives, that this very bill ia ro
commended to tho "duo consideration of
this latter body" by tho Carpenter and
tho Daily Union. "Is this tho builder's
sou?'' "Is this tho slouo tho builders
rejected?" And for what? That the
Houso may tako the hiut, and continue
to punish them few lawyers who may
huve oflloea iu Barnwell villago; and to
accomplish this revenge, tho '2,000 Be
j>gJbiioMn^Bio<jJtf.Ju?n, Um Democrat*
and them few lawyers * most travel tea
miles beyond tbe centre of the Goanty,
to within six miles of the Edisto River,
the dividing line between Orangeburg
and Barnwell Counties, and twenty-five
miles from Savannah River,*the dividing
j line between Barnwell and the Stato of
I Georgia, and pay tribute to saw mills
and stores of Blackvillians.
The Cases of Stokes and Tweed? I
i How Juries are Managed in New York,
Tho New York Herald gives the sub?
stance of an interview with Mr. Lyman
[ Tremain, on the Stokes and Tweed oases,
which puts them in an interesting light.
Referring to the Tweed case, Mr. Tre?
main said the ring still remained in
power in New York, by reason of the
laws already passed in their interest, aud
tho present mode of summoning jurors
made a mockery of justice.
In 1870 tho ring passed a law making
the commissioner of jurors the exclusive
judge as to qualifications of jurors. The
ring desired Stokes' conviction, und
jurors, remarkable for intelligence and
character, were drawu. The reverse of
this is truo in Tweed's case. Of this
jury ono had eervod a year in the peni?
tentiary, nnothcr was a worthless loafer
about tho city, and was provided a new
suit of clothes for tho occasion, and a
third had openly boasted that he oould
make a good deal of money if he could
got on the Boss' trial.
Mr. Tremain addod that seven of tho
jury were for acquittal aud fivo for con?
viction^. Ho mentioned the fact that of
tho 100 men summoned on tho Tweed
panel, only twenty-nine appeared, from
which number the principal portion of
tho jury was drawu. The remainder
subsequently appeared before the court
and showed that they never had been
summoned at all, and they woro all ac?
cordingly excused from lines. These
latter were ull remarkable for their in?
telligence and respectability. All of?
ficers who have anything to do with
obtaining juries are personal and politi?
cal friends of Tweed, aud it was through
their manipulations that the jury wus
packed for Tweed's trial. Efforts to in?
terview the jurymen in Tweed's case,
on Friday night, wero but partially suc?
cessful. They said that they had taken
a solemn oath, administered by one of
them, not to divulge tbe secret* of the
jury room. The prosecution have in?
formation that some of the jury had
been tampered with, and it is probable
will take suitable action thereon.
Tweed on Friday night said his trial
was merely a political ouo; that they
would never got a jury to convict him,
and ho was lired of tbe business.
Judge Davis deniod the motion of a
now triul of Tweed, yesterday, on tho
ground that tbe term of the oonrt ex?
pires in a few days, but intimated that
counsel for the proseoation oould move
for a trial on Monday next. This ends,
for tho present, the prosecution of
Tweed.
Tho Atlanta letter of tho Savannah
Advertiser has this about Joe Brown and
Toombs: A singular and amnsing inci?
dent occurred on yesterday afternoon.
Just about dusk General Toombs and
John I. Hull, Esq., were oonversing in
front of tho Hi Kicabal 1, General T.
standing with his back to the street. In
a few minutes the carriage of Governor
Brown dashed up with the Governor.
Ho immediately stepped out. The
orowds abont tho front of the hotel
hushed their talk and looked on with
bated breath as tho two lions noared each
other. There was no tearing of manes,
no ripping of hides, no crunching of
bones. The ex General did not see the
ex-Governor. The latter grasping Hall
with his left hand at the same time ex?
tended his right and took the hand of
General Toombs, and a shaking com?
menced all around. As Governor Brown
Hpoko, General Toombs turned. Go?
vernor Brown at once observed: "I took
you for Judge McCay." General Toombs
replied: "A mutual mistake, sir," and
the interview closed. As Hall is gene?
rally regarded as tho Mephistopheles of
Georgia politics, who has dazed every
one, evon to bis Exoellenoy, with the
rapidity and variety of his movements,
there is o suspicion that his fertile in?
genuity put up this little play in order
to open tho way for a reconciliation
between two avowed strangers. Who
knows?
Toe True Basis of Success.?Falla?
cies and frauds are short lived. They
may flourish for n little while, but tho
sober second thought of the people con?
demns them and they perish. It wonld
tako oven tho "Lightning Calculator" a
long timo to count the imitations and
counterfeits of the supreme tonio of tho
ago, Hostottcr's Stomach Bitters, that
have been brought out since tho first in?
troduction of that celebrated remedy.
They havo collapsed one after another,
but the great vegetable prevontativo and
curative is still on its diseaso-conquer
iug march. At this season, as the air
becomes moro and more chilly, and
searching vapors affect tho integuments
and croato unwonted pains iu the sto?
mach and bowels, it is of tho utmost im?
portance to tone and regulate tho sys?
tem so as to cnublo it to bear up against
the uncongenial temperature which pro?
duces these disturbances. Fever and
ague, rheumatism, biliousness, nervous
prostration, costiveness and chronic in
digestiou are a few among tho many dis?
orders whioh yield readily to thij fum
ous restorative. F2f3Jl
MissMinnio Christy, aged twenty-two,
has boon elected engrossing olork of the
Missouri Sonnte, but Miss Hollo Finlay
non, Aged thirty-two, a candidato for the
fame posiliou in tho House, was defeat?
ed by W. F. Moore, au ex-rebel soldier.
So much for a difference of ton years in
tho ago of tho two aspirants.
A colored alderman of Galvcston is
not ashamed to be seen o.arrying his saw
and buck through tho streets.
BEWARE.
OiTr Matters.?The price of single
copies of the Phojnxx is" five oents.
Accounts due the Pbcbntx office must
be settled promptly, as further indulgence
cannot be given. We must have, money
to carry on. business.
Old newspapers for sale at Phcbnix
office, at fifty cents a hundred.
The latest styles wedding and visiting
oards and envelopes, tastily printed, can
be obtained at the Phoenix office.
The Phoenix is in receipt of a lot of
printer's copying ink. It serves the pur?
pose of ordinary copying ink, and is in
valuablo to railroad officials and others
who have much printed matter to copy.
Tho cost of printing dono with this ink
is but little moro than with the ordinary
ink.
See tho oard of Dr. J. W. Parker. He
offers to sell real estate located in differ?
ent Bections of tho State.
After two or three pleasant days,
muggy'weather set in yesterday. Thero
was no material objection to the rain,
but tho fog was ruled out of placo.
Javan Bryant, ex-Representative from
Spartanburg, has beeu tendered the
position of postmaster at that place, and
probably has, ere this, been appointed.
St. Valentine's day falls on Friday this
yeur. "Love-sick Bwaiua" look forward
to it with interest.
A. Shaw, Esq., of Wilmington, N. 0.,
has been appointed master of transport?
ation of the Wilmington, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad, and has ontored upon
tho discharge of bis duties.
Tho following is the programme of the
13th lufantry Band, this afternoon, at 4
o'clock:
Guard on tho Rhine Qaickstcp?Bach.
Selection from Emam?Rossini.
Royal Cirque Quadrille?Wade.
Overture Caliph de Bagdad?Bauldien.
Coeur Atout Polka?Yikoff. ?
Flying Cloud Galop?Goefz.
Masquerade.?Many of our oitizens
will bring to mind the enjoyable occa?
sion provided by Gaza Lodge, L 0. O.
B., No. 1G8, last Parim. We have tbo
satisfaction of announcing that at tho
request of many of the participants in
the first, a second maaquerado ball will
be given next month. The pleasures of
the occasion will bs increased and varied
by tho addition of the regular ball dress
feature, giving to the visitor the choice
of masquerade or ball drees. The ball
will be given on the night of the 13th of
March, which, in the Hebrew calendar,
is the 11th of Adar, being the celebra?
tion of Parim, or the Feast of Esther.
Pn cs si xi an a.?Thero are 200 bones in
the human body. An end-man in a
negro miustrel troupe has sometimes 204.
An economical gentleman has had the
grate iu his sitting-room furnished with
a lira-board, on which a celebrated artist
has painted with admirable skill a blazing
fire, which warms with the look of it,
and does not require to be replenished.
Angora oats, which used to be oommon
drawing-room pets in the days of our
grand-mothers, are said to be coming
into fashion again. They are valuable
in proportion to the pure whitenesB and
the length of their silky hair, and their
purr is softer and more musical than
that of tho ordinary oat.
A chiropodist is honest enough to tell
his patients that the surest way of pre?
serving tho feet from corns and bunions
is to have at least one pair of shoes for
overy day in the week. He always re
i oommends to visitors a particular shoe?
maker, in whose business it is reasonable
to suppose he ban an interest.
A dentist wishes to know whether the
barber-surgeons of old did not use wise
saws for cutting wisdom teolh, but says
that there aro oertainly no modern in?
stances of it on record.
Wise sayings often fall to tho ground,
but kind words never dio.
Maiii Arrangements.?The Northern
mail opens G.30 A. M. and 3.00 P. M.;
olosos 8 P. M. aud 11.00 A. M. Charles?
ton day mail opens 6.15 P. M.; closes 6
A. M.; night opens 7,00 A. M.; oloscs
6.15 P. M. Greonvillo opens 6.45 P. M.;
closes 6 A. M. Western opens 6.30 A.
M. and 12.30 P. M.; closes 8 and 1 P. M.
Wilmington opens 3.30 P. M.; olosee
10.30 A. M. On Sunday the office in
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
List of New Advertisements.
J. W. Parker?Real Estate Broker.
R. M. Wallace?Bankruptcy Notice.
Meeting Board of Trade.
JamcB Contwell?Hay.
Presence op Mind.-?The presence of
mind of some men is most remarkable.
Now, there is that man who dined at an
Atlanta hotel recently. He mistook tho
horse radish for somo other toothsome
dial), and plunged into it with an avidity
cheerful to behold. After having ap?
propriated a spoon-ful to his own ose,
he suddenly paused, and seemed to be
deliberating profoundly upon some sub?
ject or other. Then ho gave a snort,
and remarked, in a sort of intense man?
ner, "Blaze, d?n youl" Few men
would have had tho presence of mind *o
make that speech.
[Commercial Advertiser,

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