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Saturday Morning. Ootober 11. 1873.
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Farther OhaRfM I? the University? j
Realgontlon of Ur. L* Bo nie.
We have already noticed the resigna?
tion of their ohalra in the Medical School
of the1 Soutlr 'Carolina University of
? Dre. Tallay and Gibbea. 'These resigna?
tions were conveyed to the Board of |
Trustaei, on Thursday last, 9th instant,
by Dr. Maximilian LaBorde, Obairman
of the isoulty, acoompanied by bis
own. This action was not unexpected
on the part of .Dr. LaBorde, The oir
onmetanoea whioh surrounded him, and
in s shadows of coming events, were suf
floieat to make a man of properly sensi?
tive feelings uneasy iu suoh ? situation.
He conld not reconcile longer continu?
ance in it with a Sense of his own honor,
with a due regard lor public opinion,
or with wise concern for the suooesa of
the ins tit ntion itself. Oar people have
had mnqh to end ore, and they have
illustrated the 'Virtue of fortitude aa
BignaUj in tho prostrate condition of
thoir State, and in tho ruiu of their per?
sonal and political for tunes, as they did
that of devotion to principle iu discus?
sion, or those of dauntless heroism aud
ausollied patriotism in its defence on
the field of actual strife. They are tho
guardiauB. of their own integrity, aud
are determined to preserve it. No num?
ber of Federal bayonets, no amount of
unfriendly and impertinent oritioism,
no ribald vituperation, not all Africa,
headed by all the horde .of loyal aar pet
baggers, let loose upon them,Mcan shake
their firm resolution in this reBpeot. If
all bo lost but honor, that they will
maintain at all hazardav
? And yet it must have been painful to
professors, in both the academic and
professional departments, to loave duties
so congenial, and for which an enlight?
ened judgment had prououuoed them
eminently fit. Cicero does not exagge?
rate in exalting; it, the delight of being
surrounded, even in old ago, by a body
of ingenuous youth, seeking instruction
in letters; science*'aud - arts, taking les?
sons in ' manliuess of oharaorcr, and
eager to receive-the impress of virluo
aud integrity, and; nobly to display it iu
their own lives. It must have been pe?
culiarly trying' to ftW LaBorde, to re?
linquish a ohair which ha has filled since
1843. This is the longest period of ser?
vice rendered byiany one in the College.
It embraces the administrations of Pre?
sidents. Henry, Preston, 1 Thorn well,
Longatreet, and tho second term of
Hon. R. W. Barn well. Hia associates
in the Faculty, during this long career,
have been among the most renowned,
learned and brilliant men who bave|
a4orne4 the history of the. State. Dr.
LaBorde is an alumnus of the college,
was a-troateo for a portion of two terms,
i. e .eight years, and is favorably known
far and wide, a a its, historian. He has
also published a work on physiology,
some pleasant brochures iu polite litera?
ture, and has been aQtivo iu his contri?
butions to the ne^staapor press. He
has frequently.acteda?president of the
College, and^BRHiatcapacity, has often
officiated;.0^]'t)ie pcaaBion of .itB public
con^metfQf^'ent'a'r At the "time of hia
rcsWftioK :dj^Wau*^|^irman of the
Pa'opUy-^ Position conferrod npon him,
by?ff^njj^^n^& * ''days ago.
Ho leaves the college now, impelled by
considerations which wo are bound to I
reaped, of course with a sense of regret'
iu breaking associations which extend
over ?? so : many , years, j embruoiug, the j
primo of an active, busy and useful life,
and hullo wed by fofolleoiione of happy
days spout with studious youth, in
training their thought to manly exer?
cise, aud fashioning it to noblo pur?
poses. - ' '* ?? ? ? *?? ? '
Thus, not one of the old regime of
Professors in the . College proper, the
Academio Department that is, now re?
mains to grace* the* institution, and re?
commend it to public approval aud sup?
port. We have nothing to say of the
new men who have been introduced
into it, except that we are ready to do
jastice to whatever personal worth,
commanding, attainments and fitness to
instruct they may be found to possess.
In treating of grave matj*aMCi of suoh vital
concern, we pick pur words with oaro,
forbearing oritioism, esohewiug censure,
and daairous only of finding some mode
by whioh the institution may be re?
stored to usefulness, aud trusting that
even yet those who govern ita fortunes
may fell appalled and shrink back from
the rnin which is imminent, unless
wiser counsels than they have exhibited
should oome to" its relief. Of the Pro?
fessional Departments, Dr. John Lynch,
a well knowii and experienced physi?
cian, remains in the medical, as Profes?
sor of Materia Medics. Major O. D.
Melton is ia obarge Of the Department ot
Law, and nq better man can be found
to fill it in the State. These geutlemeu
havo^heen recently placed in the College.
TruBtoee, or their immediate predeoes
scra, they may not feel itinonmbent opon
themeeWeVy reeTK their ; respective
ohargee. We are lire, though, thai if
?ay eaoasaro shodlcV be de vteed which
prupuowo U> i ooloi o iuo V liI * CZlitJ t^??6
ancient prestige, rmd to make it once*
more the resort and abode of intelli?
gence, virtue, love of learnibg and de?
votion to study, we shall have their
hearty co-operation in it. Certain it is,
the old anintux ronst be retired, or the
College is goue forever, as a place of
The Russian immigrants who settled
in Daootah Territory might have iouc a
good deal better if, instead^ going to
the far Weet, they had oome to South
Carolina, and bought good lands, at
prioes ranging from one to fifteen dol?
lars au acre. Bat they were urged to
go West. Daootah was reported a? a
second Palestine, flowing with milk and
honey, and producing a thonsnnd roast
pigs to tho aoro, growing in clusters of
five on a single Btem. The immigrants
bought land, whioh turned out to be a
thin film of soil, with gravel under?
neath, that rained their plows. Water
was scarce and bad, and many died of
disease occasioned by its use. A farm
was sold to a Russian, who speaks no
English, a portion of the mosey was
paid, and when the unfortunate man,
some time after, showed his title to the
property, his papors turned oat to be
only his first citizenship papers. Hav
: ing the seal, the Russian was deluded
into the belief that ho had n genuine
deed in his possession. Cut lew of the
immigrauts will remain in Dacotab.
We siuoorely believe that, if colonies of
immigrants would turn their attention
' to the farm lands of this State, and set?
tle in communities where they oould be
of mutual assistance to each other, they
would do much better and live more
pleasautly than they are likely to do by
going West, where the climate is often
eold and inhospitable.
Affairs in Atlanta.?An occasional
correspondent?C. A. C, Jr.?sends ua
a glowing acccoant of a parade of the
Knights of Pythias iu that oity, a few
days ago. It is claimed to have been
the finest and most showy procession
since the war:
Tho financial panic which has swept
over the country like a besom of de?
struction, left Atlanta almost ansoathed.
The only bank whioh has really suspend?
ed in the Dollar Savings, and even its
suspension, I am told, will oaoBe no loss,
bat merely a temporary embarrassment
to the depositors. The bank of John
H. James, whom you probably knew as
endeavoring, a short time ago, to buy
up the South Carolina Railroad, also
suspended payment; but tho citizens
rushed to his assistance, and the next
day aboat twenty of them pledged
themselves, in amounts varying from
$50,000 to $10,000, to the payment of
all the great bunker's liabilities. Ex?
pressions of confidence poured in on
every haud, and it must have been in
deed a recompense for his troubles to
aeo. what, implicit trnst tho people placed
in his integrity. His certified checks
are now circulating as currency, and are
bankable, bearing interest as other de?
posits. So, on the whole, though there
has been some delay in moving the crops
I and eome diminution of expenses iu
some establishments, the mercantile
pulse is good, and everything will Boon
! resume its wonted channel.
Politics are running high here just
uow. An election for Olork of the Su?
perior Court took place lost week, and
the municipal election will soon occur.
Of course, Democruoy ruhi? the roust
here, and it is only a ohoioe of men in
the eleotions. Tho "Kade" have a pow?
wow now and thou, but their sayings
and doings are of so little consequence
in the Empire Stuto as not to disturb
the equanimity of even the most excita?
The weather, for the past few days,
bos beeu very variable. Monday and
Tuesday, tho chilling blasts whistled
kt/enly, and clouds of dust, ae high ns
the house-tops, wore scurrying along all
over the city. It really seemed as though
the wind had rushed oil' from tho tower?
ing summit of Kcnnesaw Mountain,
some twenty four miles off, and, re serv?
ing all its force und frigirluesa intact,
passed over the inturvemug epaoe and
bestowed ail its favors on Athiuta. Over
coats aud wrappings of all &orts were
hastily bunted up; but to-day the wea?
ther has moderated, aud everything
looks bright und cheerful.
A Sinuous Accident.?James B. Rus?
sell, aged aboat twenty years, who lives
iu Rose lane, was seriously injured, yes?
terday afternoon, while gunning neur
Payne's farm. After firing several shots,
he reloaded his gao, placing tho ham?
mer of the lock down on the nipple, and
rested his left hand on the muzzle. An
explosiou ensued, shattering the hand
so badly as to rouder amputation ne?
cessary. Ho was also badly woanded in
the left cheek. He was unable to ac?
count for the explosioo, as ho was at the
time standiug still in an open spot.
f Charleston News.
UoMiciDE.?We learn that on tho
night of lust-Thursday, a colored man
was killed by another, in a fracas. The
origiu of the dispute we could not learn.
Canse of death was a blow on tho head
with a hoe handle.
Sbneca City, October 1873.
Dkar Plies mi: We were visited Tues?
day morning by Jack Front end the Ice
King. Oar town is progressing rapidly
?five stores, one small and one Urge
betel ere ander contrast. A sals cad
livery stable, besides four or five large
business bouses, are ander way. That
looks like business. Four cotton mer?
chants aro here and cotton brings four?
teen cents por pound. People from Au?
gusts, Ga., are buying lots hero. la
fact, the wbole aoantry aronnd this
placfi is iookicg up. Tbo Air-Lipe and
the Blue Bidgo Railroads cross here.
Seneca City is eight miles from Walhal'.a,
fourteen from Peodleton, 145 from
Oharlotto and 120 from Atlanta, Oa.
We have two trainB each way daily,
Sunday excepted; they are like an eight
day dock for regular time. Accommo?
dation and easy riding ours cannot be
Barpassed?you bot. Well, by-tho by,
send me one of your papers. I can get
yoa some subscribers here. They want
to see your paper; they say you have
all the news aud big shows iu it?iu faot,
I want to hear from my old home. S.
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M kb tt no or the Legislature.?Go
rornor Moses has issued (he following
proclamation, convening the Legislature
in extra sesoion on Tuesday, October 21:
State of South Carolina,
Columbia, S. 0., Ootober ?, 1373.
Whereas, by the Constitution of this
State, it is required that "The Generul
Assembly shall provide for nu aouual
tux, sufficient to dofray the estimated
expenses of the State for each year:"
And whereas, it is by law provided
that the Cornptroller-Cit-uerul uhal), on
or before the 15th day of November an?
nually, give notice to the County Audit?
ors of the rates per centum of tuxuion
authorized by law to be levied for the
various State purposes:
Aud whereas, the Geuerul Assembly,
at its last session, omitted to provide for
such annual tux, for tho fiscal year, to
commence on the first day of November
next, by reason whereof the Comp?
troller-General is unable to give notice
to the County Auditors of suoh auuuul
tax, ut tbo tune.such notice is by law re?
quired to bo given:
Aud whereas, by the decision of the
Supreme Court of the State, the Comp?
troller-General is required to levy a rate
per centum of tuxes to pay the interest
upon certain classes of bonds, whiuhare
a part of the public debt ot the State,
and to give notice of such levy to the
County Auditors on or before the 15th
day of November next:
And whereas, it is deemed important
to the welfare of the State, in view of
the decision of the Supreme Court, that
the General Assembly should take into
immediate consideration the eonditioo
of the public debt of the Stute, and shall
so provide as that whatever taxes are to
be levied to Ipay the interest thereon,
shall be levied at the same time us that at
whioh the general State levy is required
to be made;
Aud whereas ,the facts above recited
present an extraordinary occasion,
whioh, in the judgment of the Execu?
tive, makes it necessary to convene the
General Assembly at a day earlier thau
the period providod for the regular an?
nual session thereof:
Now, therefore, I, Franklin J. Moses,
Jr., Governor of tho State of South
Carolina, by virtue of the power vested j
in mo by Section 1G, Article III, of the
Constitution of the State, do issue this
my proclamation, commanding aud di?
recting the Honorables the Senators and
members of the General Assembly to
attend in their respective legislative
chambers, ou Tuesday, the 21st of this
month, ut 12 M., there to tako into con?
sideration the various matters hereinbe?
fore recited, and also such other matters
us, iu their wise and discreet judgment,
may rcquira attention at this time.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my baud and caused tbo great
seal of the State to bo ailixed, at
[l s j Columbia, this uiuth day of Oc
Octobor, A. D. eighteen hundred
and seventy-three, and iu the
ninety-eighth year of American
By the Governor:
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Jit.
H. E. Haynk, Secretary of State.
Tue Rev. Cramer.?"It i.'i openly
asserted in St. Paul," says a writer iu
tho Chicago Tribune, "that Minister
Cramer, Grant's brother-iu-law and
Minister to Denmark, has been one of
the paid agents of tbo Northern Pacific
Company to induce Scandinavian emi?
grants to Bottle upou the lands of that
company in Minnesota. Hundreds of
Scandinavians," continues this writer,
"aro scattered aloug the Hue of tho
Northern Pacifio Riilroad, living in
mud hovels, and barely raising enough
provisions in the short season to subsist
on during fthe long and gloomy and
terrible winter, with no market for what
little surplus they may stint themselves
to acquire?whose eurses are loud and
deep aguiost the deception practiced
Bobbino a Radical State ?The
honest Republicans?the party of which
Jay Cooke & Co., Heory Clews & Co.,
and the other great backers aud de?
velopers of Wallstreet aro members?
have been plundering the State Trea?
sury of Pennsylvania. Iu six years the
official reports show a deficit of the snug
little sum of $2,985,792.74, or in round
numbers of $3,000,000?that is $500,000
a yeur. Of this sum $550,408 39 is a
deficit in tho interest account. The
present State Treasurer, Maokey,
knows, but refuses to tell, what has be?
come of tho stoleo $3,000.000.
Ou Saturday night, Robert McKen?
zie, a switch tender in the employ of tho
Central Railroad at Maooa, committed
suicide by takiog laadauum.
?**T?v*T?TAirop- Marshal Fazabs(b. ?'
The trial of Marshal Buzaioe has now
been in progress two cUya at Versailles.
He baa been under, raauaiut for many
mouths, the apeoifto charges 'against
him being: Firsti Bf bavitig capitulated
with the enemy, Wnd sutreudtted ttte
fortress of Meiz, of whioh he Bad the
superior command, without uavjug ex?
hausted all the means of defence. Se?
cond. Of having, as the head of the
army before Motz, signed a capitulation
in the open flald, tho result of whioh was
to cause the troops to lay down their
arms; and of not having, before treating
i verbally and by writing, done every
I thing whioh he wan bound tn do by duty
and honor?offences provided for und
punished by articles 2U9 and 210 of the
code of military justice. These offences
Uro punishable with military degrada?
tion aud death. 272 witnesses have been
oited to appear for the prosecution,
nearly half of them from the urmy.
Nino of the witnesses are women. Mar?
shal MaoMabou, as President of the
republic, will not be called as a witness,
unless the republic changes to a mo
nnrchy before the trial is over, France
having ulreadv had two rulers since pro?
ceedings were begun against Bazaine.
It is probable that tho Germau General
Vou Moltke aud some of thn German
Priucea wilt make statements i.i favor of
the Marsha!. Bazaine H sixty-four
years of age, and previous to the
Franco-German war bore a brilliant re?
cord- '^L' entered the army when twen?
ty years of uge, distinguished himself in
Africa, wdu tho cross of tho Legion uf
Honor ut twenty-five years of Bge,
served iu Spain against the (J.irlists, und
was promoted to be a captain in Algeria
three years afterwards. During the
siege Ol Subaatnpol, he conducted him?
self with such bravery us to merit ho?
norable mention in the despatches' of
Marshals C torobnrt aud l'ehssier. Ho
subsequently was made a division gene?
ral, aud commanded the French portiou
of the expedition which reduced Kin
born. At the close of the war iu the
East, he was appointed inspector uf
several expeditions of infantry, and had
tho diguity of commander of the Legion
of Honor couferrud on him, und subse?
quently, in 1863, received tho Grand
Gross. Iu 1862, he tool; command of
the Mexican expedition, succeeding
Gon. Forey, and so far us military force
could effect them, was sucoossful in ut
taiuiug lltd objects of the ill-starred
campaign. Marshal Bazaiuu command?
ed one of the main divisions of tho
French urmy when the Franco-Prussian
war commenced. Only a small portion
of his command took part in tho battle
of Forbach, where Gen. Frossard was
so thoroughly defeated by tho Prussian
commander Von Goben. Ono of the
charges against tho Geuoral is that ho
omitted to advance to Froasard'a aid in
sufficient strength to be of any use.
Washington Morals?Past and Pre?
sent.?Mr. Morton says that public reo
titudo is now greater then ever, because
gaming and intemperauco amongst Con?
gressmen ure less the rule. This is the
kind of argument which soothes mil?
lions; bat it is melancholy to admit
that, if true, there is nothing iu it.
Hazard and the bottle are the dissipa?
tions which reduce the mau and spare
the age. The crimes which reduce the
age are, amongst others, the ransacking
of the worst of biography to justify by
comparison present dishonor, and the
blunting of tho moral sense of the mul?
titude by raising uu imputation on the
past to make us forget our duties in the
present. Iu that day, when public men
drank unchallenged, there wore no pub?
lic men iu partnership with distillers to
enrich themselves at tho expeuse of the
revenue. Presidents had no brother iu
law gaming on Black Friday with Jay
Gould, and compelling the treasury it?
self to buck against the corner. Poker
was less fashionable and temperance less
a voto-gettiog qualification. Liquors
w#ye purer; marked-baok cards were
uot exposed by rospcotable bta'ionera.
But men were sensitive to dishouor, aLd
respected tho sanctity' of each other's
homos aud tho purity of tho family re?
lation. Great war-governors like George |
Clinton kept tho llame of civil liberty
alive. And no orator in that day ex-!
catted its excesses by saying that it was
better than the reigu of Domitian or
Caligula. ? MCf?i/A," in Chicago Tribune,
Senator Windon, Chairman of the
Committee on Transportation, has uoti
?ed Senator West that tho committee
will visit New Orleans about the 1st to
the 5th of November, for tho purpose
of examining point ? affecting tho com?
merce of New Orleans, the condition ol
of the month of the Mississippi, the
proposed port, St. Philip canal, climatic
difficulties, &c. Senator West has been
requested to commit these various points
to persons especially well informed in
regard to them, that they may have am?
ple time to prepare themselves to ad?
dress tho committee. With this object
in view the Senator will proceed to New
Orleaus about the 15th inst.
Death of Gov. Alfkrd Clmuing.?
We were pained to learn, ut a late hour
last night, of the qoito sudden death of
Gov. dimming, at Sornmerville. yester?
day evening, about 7 o'olock. Gov.
Cummiog was at oue time Mayor of this
city. As Governor of Utah ho was much
betovod, and iu Silt Lake City particu?
larly, his name was a password for all
that was good. He has tilled several
public stations, aud has always been re
enguized ns an honest and faithful pub?
lic servant.?Augusta Chronicle,
Another great viotory over the Car
lists, aud iu their stronghold of Navarre,
is reported from Spain. It is evidontly
4,a lost caaao" to tho Bourbons iu Spain,
whatever may bo tho prospect of their
restoration iu Franco.
Three ladies, Miss Louisa Plasher,
Miss Mary 13. Housekeeper and Mrs. W.
A. Iiinokley, are independent candi?
dates for tho office of superintendent
of sohools of Casa County, Illinois.
Dust was tbe prevailing element yea
ter^y.Y" f'l X t
Antuen Iearea are flying, taking,
aighjDg, fading an$dyid|; nop'. ' ?
Tfjnn&oavilt*! hawfey.glt has a
newspaper, mid will bate ? oirous.
dipt. Stanley advertises Pratt's astral
oil?aaid tu be non explosive, and there?
fore perfectly safe.
Qo to ?. E. Davis It Co. to get your
supply )t freah flab, oysters, clsms, Ac.
Fresh vegetables and fruits received
i daily. ' ' *
A private letter from a oitiaen of
Memphis, dated Hernando, Misb., say's
j oue-tbird of tbe residents of the affliot
ed city have refugeed.
Mr. E. E. D.vies has furnished as
oopiws of Plymouth and Coleford (Eng?
land) papers. They are on file iu PHOE?
The schedule over tbe Charlotte. Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad is to be
changed to-morrow, aud the night tresn
between this city aud Charlotte is to be
Tbe new currency recently provided
by the Mechanics' aud Farmers' Build?
ing aud Loan Association, will be ready
for circulation to day. The notes are
said to be very tastily uzeuuted.
Pat., of the Pollock House, requests
us to suy that he nover preteods to treat
his patrons to oue fish ball, or one piece
Of bread; but puts a plate-full of each
bofore tbum. Just try him, to-day,
Tbe Orphans' Friend, a weekly paper,
(published in Spurtuuburg, in tho inte?
rest of tbe Carolina Orphu*u Home.) has
n.idu its appearance, Rev. B. C. Oli?
ver id tbo editor. It is published at 82
We regret to announce the death,
yesterday moruiug, after a lingering
illness, from consumption, of Miss
Annie Burgt-sa, who, with her parents,
has been residing iu Columbia for tbe
past two years. Her remains will be
carried to her Massachusetts home for
Tne Fair of tbe Agricultural and Me
ubuuical Asaooiatiou commences on
Tuesday, November 11, und continues
four days. The grounds are in perfect
order, a liberal premium list has been
provided, and we are assured that some
of the nuisances of the last exhibition
will not be allowed this year.
The examiner for National Banks, G.
S. Goodale, Esq., has been in Columbia
for the past two days, looking into the
affairs of the banks. Wo learn that
gentleman Bays that all the L_nks South
show as good a front iu the recent panic
us National Banks in other parts of the
country, aud, in some instances, better.
His examination of the banks here dis?
closes that, witb tbe exception that they
have suffered e<>m'> las* of deposits, their
relative condition as to solvency has not
been impaired by the panic.
Piicenixiana.?Strive to avoid hard
words und personalities..
Custom may lead a man into many
errors, but it justifies none.
Liberality consists less io giving pro?
fusely than iu giving judiciously.
Reflection is a flower of the mint1,
giving out a wholesome fnigrauce.
A'? men would be masters of each
other, and no man is lord of himself.
He who makes religion his first ob?
ject, makes it his whole object.
The fooudation of domestio happiness
is faith i'i the virtue of woman.
Meu'ii lives should be like tho day?
more beautiful in the evening; or like
the autumn?rich with the golden
bheuves whore good works and deeds
have ripened ou the field.
Lent's New York Circus exhibits on 1
tho lot at the corner of Richardson and
Bl an ding streets, on Weduesday next.
There will, doubtles?, be an immense
crowd iu attendance, as, aside from the
ring aud animal attractions, the location
is convenient. A ootomporary says;
Tub Grand Season of Lent.?In or*
der to make his first Southern amnse-1
moot exoursion a complete success, and
to provide an ample wonder and mirth
'feast for all classes, creeds and prefer?
ences, the great New York city manager,'
Mr. L. B. Lent, has supplemented his
motto, "All Circus," with tho cosmo?
politan announcement, "All Every?
thing," which seeme necessary to desig?
nate the innumerable living wonders
and amphithoatrioal novelties whioh be
has been for the past four years assi?
duously eugsgod in collecting, at a mil?
lion dollars' cost, and which will reaoh
here by special doable railroad trains.
It was to be expected of Mr. Lent, that
if he undertook the organization of a
general exhibition, he would not stop
short of tho fiuest and greatest, aud
that he has not is testified to by tbe
press, and endorsed by a daily attend?
ance, which temporarily depopulates
tho entire surrounding country. We
look to see his visit here celebrated in
geoeral grand holiday style. Bo in time
to sue the brilliant aud startling proces?
sion, and hear the street concert of the
unrivaled monster muaioal brigade. ,
the greafstring*ocy of the nfoney mar?
ket, and *fc>J(f^
by Bubfpxj^tpo,, It ;b*? been so gges ted
that a vocal and instrumental ,concert
be' given < in thia city for the benefit of
the unfortunate Citizen? ?f QhreVepOrt
and Memphw. The matt?* be- eo far
taken shape that several apjatears have
been spoken to on the asbjao?, and they
one und all willingly agreed to render
all the aid'' fn* their' jtower. Prof.
Brand will hot only aasw^ bot will, .also
allow his magnificent' Kuabegrand
piano to be nsed on the occasion, It is
believed that the services of Professor
Bnehar and his b*nd Of masfeians can
also be obtained. Monday evening. Oc?
tober 20, it is thought, will be a favora?
bly oooasion. We shall, refer to the
matter more folly in s day or two. ?>
FeDEBal EVIDENCE as toib? rubn -
ino) of Columbia.?Adjutant 8. H. M
Bjers, in a pamphlet entitled ??What I
saw in Dixie, or Sixteen Months in
Rebel Prisons," speaks thus of Ooluav
bia. It appears that. be escaped from
prison iu Columbia* and was succored
by a colored man. named Edward Ed?
wards. After describing Sherman's en?
try into Colombia, Adjutant Byera eays:
The rebel Wade Hampton, before
leaving the city, had scattered hand reds
of bales of cotton iu tue streets to be
burned to prevent their faliiog jnto the
bauds of Shermau's army, j Many, of
the bales had been fired before he left
tho city, and were Still burning when,
about 3 o'clock, a heavy.wind roea and
swept down the street of the city, al?
most blinding our eyes with dust, and
carrying the burning cotton to the soofs
of many of the buildings. Shortly
after dark, tho horrible cry of "fire!
"lire! the city is on fire!''fell upon our
ear?. It was trne; and now. followed
such a scene of terror as I hope never
to see again. The boys, too, were
spreading the conflagration by firing
the city in a hundred places.
.Lieutenant Devins and myself were
stopping with a TJoion man, oh Main
street, by the name of Cooper. He was
a wealthy Philadelphian, who had lived
iu Columbia iu luxury for some years.
Bat this was to be his last day of wealth
and ease, for the conflagration of that,
day made the old man a beggar. When
night earns, many of our. soldiers were
intoxicated, aud running through the
streets yelling like madmen. There
were also prisoners, who had escaped,
from the enemy at different points; and
some of them, infuriated by the hellish
treatment they had received at the
hands of the rebels, joined in the terri?
ble scene. Plunder waa the order of
the day, or rather of the night. Pri?
vate residences and stores wore burst
open, and fired after being rifled of their
moat valuable contents. By 9 o'olook
at night, the fire was at its height; the
flames swept over the streets and houses
like a roaring torrent. Numbers of the
intoxicated soldiers reveled' In burning
houses until the charred walls fell,in. -
when they perished beneath them. Old
men sat by their burning homes and
wept; women, frightened into snhniaca,
screamed in the streets. It waa a scene
I of terror, and there seemed no pity.
Numbers of the citizens had carried
their finest furuitnre^-aqoh.as pianos,
etc.?into the etreets to save it, wheflr
some soldior would .approach, sit dawJtfL
to au instrument, and, by the light of
the burning houses, play the "Devil's
Dream." It waa Nero fiddling ' over'
Hotel AmuVALs. October 10, 1873.?
Wheeler J louse?E FiMefr/OTDonlap
and wife, Teim; D Alexander, N Y;BB
Cain, Sumter; R Brotheraton(?;-???.
Druoker and wife, Miss Bj^Drueker^ ?
Miss E Druoker, Miss P t$QQM*rt'*%$
Drucker, S Druoker,' P Daffie, Charles-*
ton; W R Davio, Texas; W A Rradloy,
Ga; Ii Rheinstrom, Pa; G "Williams,
Coon. ' r-, :
Columbia ZTbfei^AWallace; Newberry;
H Bieman, Mrs D Bieman, Walhalla;
Mrs Wilson, Mrs Oowperthwaite, Wm
MoLeisb, Charleston; It Mayo, Jr, Ya;
Miss Steen, GreenviUe;''W Scott,. C
Williams, Groat Eastern Circus Co; W
J Sprinkle, N O; F R Blake, wife and
sou, Mrs Middleton, Charleston; S
Wittkousky, N C; W T Bott, Gay P P
Babs, Ya; W Macro, TJoion; H O Mat
zyok, Charleston; S B Dnmpktns,
Yonngorsville; J M Seigier, GA?HH.
Hendrtx House?T! O StoWart. J C
Bedell, Charleston; G M Harman, Ha
Meetze, W J Aas man, Lexington; N M
Johnson, Marion; Miss A G Idgon, At?
lanta; U C Trapp. A G Bookman, Fair
field; J G MoKissiok, Union; U B
Mayer, Jr., Newberry.
LIbt of Naw AnvsarnsBuwTS.
Steele'a Hat. Hall, Charleston.
Hope & Gyles?Cow Feed.
A Texas Family's Awful Fatb.?
Captain Oooney, of the Ninth Cavalry,
stationed near Camp Colorado, Texas,
reports that the girl not long since*
found by a surveying party hanged to a
tree and soslped was the daughter of
Mr. Williams, who lives twelve miles
below Camp Colorado, on Jimned's
Creek. The Indians attaoked the house
during the ubaeuco of Williams and bis
son, and tried to force Mrs. Williams
away, but finally they shot bor with an
arrow and pistol. Her girl the Indians
took along, and her infant son, about
seven months old, they threw into the
fire. Mrs. Williams, who was shot near
the house, crawled to her baby, and
took it out the fire. She ui:-d that
night, aud the baby a week after. Her
older son came just in time to sec his
mother dying and to quench her thirst.
It is said that Fred. Dongias employs
a white coachman.