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The Governor of Georgia baa trans?
mitted his annual message to the Le?
gislature of that State, which met in
Atlanta on the 14th instant. It is a
plain, earnesl, sensible document, re?
flecting olearly ihe condition of,the
State, and containing some valuable
practical suggestions. It is a relief to
tnm our view away o oca si on ally from
onr prostrate State,. and consider the
evidences which appear in onr sister
commonwealths, of their sound finan?
cial condition, their progress in educa?
tion, the development of their resources,
and the happy contentment of their
people. We give oar attention first to
the financial situation of Georgia, as
set forth in the facta. and figures of Go?
vernor Smith. The amount received
into the treasury from .all sources daring
the past year is $3,173,788.74- the dis?
bursements for the same period amount
to $2,250,282.49. The amount of public
debt, principal and interest, paid dur?
ing the year, was $1,835,767.73. Bonds
to the .amount of $1,200,000, bearing
eight per cent, interest, were issued and
placed at pari at an expense of less than
one per cent. The larger portion of the
bonds wuu disposed of in the Stato, and
demonstrates tho confidence of the peo?
ple fn the State Government and tho
sound condition of the pablio oredit.
Tho total public debt was 88,842,500
on tho 1st January, 1874. Bonds to tbe
amount of 8237,000, which will become
doe the present year, have been pro?
vided for in the sale of eight per cent,
now bonds. The estimate by the Trea?
surer of tho probable disbarsements
for the present fiscal year aggregates
82,722,856, of whioh $823,460 is for
pablio debt and interest. These dis?
barsements will be met by receipts from
various sources, and a tax of four-und-a
balf-tonths of dpo per osnt. upon the
taxable property, whioh, assessed last
year at 8242,487,332, will probably be
increased this to 8250,000,000. The
projected tax will not amount to one
fourth of what, is now being collected
fronxjbhe people of Soath Carolina.
And when paid in, it will go to sustain
I the legitimate wants of a government
whioh ia the choice of those who pay
_ the taxes.
In examining the scheme of disburse?
ment*' for the present year, we find
8100,000 for the legislative pay roll,
88,000 for tho University of^Georgia,
820,000 for the printing fund, 8250,000
for the educational fund. These sums
illustrate the economy nnd care of the
Govornrdent. How different from those
levied nominally for similar purposes in
poor1 South Oarolina! The last men?
tioned, amount is for the support of
sojaools iu the several Counties, whioh
JA sustains for three months in the year.
r AH amounts supplemental to this, and
intended for school purposes, must be
raised by looal taxation. The people
are thus taught to put a proper value
on education by direotiy contributing,
all over a oo.taiu amount, for it. The
small sum of only 88,000 will be asked
for tho University, and yet 318 students
were matriculated during 1873. How is
this? The income of the University, in?
cluding cosh balance, was 834,798.92,
as thus: From tuition fees, $10,540;
from interest on land scrip fund, 810,
234.15; and from other sources, 814,
024.77. Its expenditures for salaries
were $27,383.27; for secondary ex?
penses, 85,518.99. With such re?
sources, it requires but a small appro?
priation from the Slate treasury. The
students are thus classified: The classical
course, 53; the scientific oourse, 26; the
elective oourse, 19; the sophomore cluss,
51; tho law school, 10; the Stato Col
lego, 153. The Statu College of Agri?
culture and the Mechanic Arts is
an institutiou established by the fund
derived from the Agricultural Oollego
land unrip, and oouduoted iu connection
with tho State University. It bus three
departments, viz: Agriculture, engineer?
ing and applied ohemistry. Its students
uro also instructed in mathematics, natu?
ral philosophy, modern languages and
English* literature, by the professors in
the sobools of the University. The
North Georgia Agricultural College, at
Dahlonega, is a branch of the State
College and a department of the Uni?
versity. It numbered, daring its first
session of 1873, 177 students. The peo?
ple of Georgia aro justly proud of the
success and eminont rack of their insti?
tutions of learning. Their youth aro
not debarred from their advantages by
overy silly theory, or by perversion of
their uses to political purposes. And
when they reooivo foods from any quar
tor for educational objects, they apply
thorn to those objects with good sense
and iu good faith. Our agricultural
land scrip is hypothecated in Now
York. Not a dollar of it has been ap
proprlated to iU destiued uses. Our
University is nothing bnt an empty
shell. There are no students and no
Ufa io it. And yet ?50,000 are demand
ed to suatain it for the present year.
Howobaogedl What a contrast do wo
present in the nmouut of oar taxes, in
the condition of onr finances, in the
solitude and devolution of oar Univer?
sity, in the depression and dissatisfac?
tion of onr people, to the buoyant,
elastic, hopeful and honeat state of,
things disolosod in this message of the
Governor of Georgia. It is a picture
of what we might and ought to be. It
should aot As an incentive to us to leave
no atone, unturned to hotter our condi?
tion. We must not givo way to irresolu?
tion and inaction. We must come out
of this mire.
eral H?ge has issued the following cir?
Colombia, S. O., January 5, 1874.
Each County Auditor in tho State
has furnished this office with an abstract
of the real and personal property of his
Oounty, and has certified that the same
has been equalized by his County Board
of Equalization. The State Board of
Equalization has confirmed the assess?
ment made, and if there are no errors
found in the Auditor's work, tho same
must be accepted by this office. The
frequent and seemingly hurried peti?
tions which are being presented at this
offloo by many tax-payerB, for abatement
of assessments of 1873, obliges me to
issue the following instructions, which
will be your guido in forwarding any
application from and after tho receipt of
1. No petition will be recoired until
ibo tax is paid in full to the Oounty
2. No petition will be reooived with?
out it is mado on the blank forms pre?
scribed by this office, (oopy enclosed,)
fully and concisely giving the subject
matter of complaint, and if the Oounty
Auditor is not oonversant with the facts,
the application must be accompanied by
the affidavits of two disinterested par?
ties and sworn to by the applicant.
3. The petitioner must forward all pe?
titions through the Oounty Auditor, and
tho Anditor will endorse the "statement
of assessment and tax as entered on his
duplicate" on the centre fold of the
form, and on the left fold he will en?
dorse the "valuation petitioned for,"
and in eaoh aase the number of acres,
lota, building, and amount of personal
property will bo stated, and tho tax ex?
tended in dollars, cents and mills, leav?
ing the third or right fold for the entries
to be made at this office. You will
observe that the additions of tho first
and third folda will equal the second.
4. You will inform all parties inte?
rested that to insure a reply, that all
communications must be pro-paid before
mailing, and accompanied with sufficient
stamps to return same.
5. If parties fail to comply with the
above inBtruotions, you will not forward
their applications. Extra copies of this
circular are sent you by moil, that you
may post thorn conspicuously in your
office, for tho information of all con?
Applications made in accordance with
the above instructions, will receive
prompt attention; if in any other form,
they will not receive notice.
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Filial Devotion.?The New York
Herald gives tho following touching in
eideub connected with the recent fire in
60th street, in that city:
Mr. Stincr, an old and respected mer?
chant, well known to the community,
was roused from sleep by the warning,
at all timcn terrible, of tiro. The sud?
den danger would aeem to have de?
prived him of the coolness and self
possession SO desirable on BUCh occa?
sions, and led him to seek tho spocdiost
instead of the surest means of safety.
He leaped from a window and was killed.
Io the meantime, tho position of the
other inmates became moat critical?tho
house, like most of tho dwelling houses
in this city, was a more tinder box, aud
the ? um .-t grew with alarming rapidity.
Mrs. Stiuer aud her two daughters took
refugo on the roof Of one of Ibo bay
windows, und their cries for help alarm?
ed the neighbors, who came to their
assistance us rapidly as tho circum?
stances would permit. Tho youugest
daughter was rescued by a neighbor
from her perilous position, but the
elder girl would not leave her mother,
who, despairing of boiug Baved, hud re?
turned to her room. Tho gentleman
who aided tho youngest daughter to
escape, endeavored to porsuado tho
elder girl to allow herself to bo remov?
ed; but her resolution not to abandon
her mother was fixed, and, refusing to
avail herself of tho moans of escape,
which were at hand, she voluntarily re?
mained in the burning house and pe?
rished with hor mother?a victim to a
noble but mistaken devotion. Snoh he?
roism is raro. The touching attachment
of Miss Stlnor to hor mother stuuds out
in bold relief among the noblest re?
corded exhibitions of filial lovo. Fow
men would have boon capable of the
same self-sacrifice, or have met death
with tho Bame calm courage. Woman
alone is capable of tho whole-hearted
devotion which offers up even lifo itself
as a sacrifice to a loved objeot, and sel?
dom has this quality of tender love
rising to heroism been more strikingly
exemplified than in the case nf Miss
Tbo youngest man in tho United
States House of Representatives is
Lynch, tho colored member from Mis?
sissippi. Ho was* a slavo at Natohoz
until the Uuion army entered that town,
and had no education thon. Ho is but
twonty-hix years old.
Whoa thoa ohoBotb a leader, chooie
him thai is an acquainted with leader
ship?lest, per adventure, he lead the*
I Choose thou a meek man like onto
the former masses; that thou majst
tarry in the wilderness forty years.
Bewara of him that drioketh man's
blood, and of him that apilleth it. Bat
trust in him that esteemeth his own too
preoious to be spilled.
There be wolves which deck them?
selves in the garments of Bheep. So the
tax-grabber assumeth many shapes to
deceive thee. But, like the wicked ono,
he oarrieth a forked tongue in hin head,
whioh, when bo openeth his mouth, b>
When thou senkest a favor, send not
the companion of thieves on thine
errand?lest, per adventure, tho good
man of the house close his door against
him, and thereby thou lose thy suit.
132,000 Years Before tile Deluge.?
Mr. Qeorge Smith, notwithstanding his
name, deserves to bo called the most
distinguished historian whr- -;ver lived.
Who was Horodotnp, compared with
the man who oan go back in timo some
432,000 years and fix in ihomoBt exact
manner possible the schedule of dynas?
tic chronology as the kings oamo to and
fell from the throne of Assyria? We
fear very much that Herodotus and bis
contemporaries will havo to take "hack
seats" after this neat historical triumph
of Mr. Smith; for it shows the value of
critical antiquarian knowledge as com?
pared with the clumsy manner in which
the historians of the Christian era have
been wont to cloud and mystify even
snob modern epochs as those marked
by the deeds of King Arthur and the
Knights of the Bound Table, tho Irou
Mask, or the question of "Have we a
Bourbon among us?" Berosns, itseomn,
with a duo regard for tho archaeological
cravings of the nineteenth century,
compiled from tho tablets sculptured
nearly half u million years ago an exact
and succinct account of the reigns of
our Assyrian forefathers. There were
ten of these dynasties, aud so little did
the modern element of strife betweeu
families representing such principles as
"Divine Bight," "Bonapartism," or
"Tho Republic," enter into the polity
of the period, that each dynasty held
the reins of power during 43,000 years?
that is, tho ten dynasties, according to
our Mr. Smith, did not become defunct
until they bad occupied 432,000 years
in the pages of history. The first king
in the list?and the earliest on earth, so
far as wo know?was called Aloras; cer?
tainly a very respectable and pronounco
able name. Tho head of tho fifth
dynasty, though not so closely allied to
euphony, rejoices iu tho appellation of
Amogalarous, according to Berosus; but
Mr. Smith prefers to believe that a
slight error has been made in orthogra?
phy after the lapse of such a brief pe?
riod, and ho assumes that his Majesty
was none othar than Amid-nrgal,
(meaning mau oi Urgal.) After dispos?
ing of eighty-six reigns under the
second dynasty, covering a period of
34,080 years, (the months and days are
not given,) Mr. Smith goes into the
etymology of tho names themselves,
and afterwards introduces us to Kudur
nanhundi aud Elnmite, who conquered
Babylonia in the twenty-third century
B. C. But this is oomiug too near the
year 1873 A. D. to be pleasant reading,
und hence we will uot weary tho reader
with any further summary of cuneiform
history according to Mr. Smith. But
the facts wo huve taken tho liberty of
recording are taken from an elaborate
paper read before tho British Biblical
Arobroologioal Society by Mr. Smith,
Sir Henry Riwliuson in tho ohair. Thoy
exhibit tho character of Mr. Smith's
labors in Assyria iu tho service of the
London Daily Telegraph; and if wc aro
nob prepared to believo all that Mr.
Smith deduces from tho tablets, we are
ut least bound to commend tho enter?
prise and generosity of our contempo?
rary in sending tho leading archaeolo?
gist of Britain to the East. L r. Smith
is about to proceed to Asia-Minor again
in tho service of tho British Museum.
Wo cannot doubt that ho will return
ugain with information that will reuder
his accounts of Alorus and his descend?
ant.!, mid his despatches on tho Djlugo,
as insignificant as a reporter's record of
Speaking of marringe, how inevitably
widows arrd widowers marry! la it
owing to tho inurements of hubit, or is
matrimony good per sc? Possibly
something of both. A decent mourning
over, and tho widow "sots her cap" for
a new husband?tho widower dies his
whiskers, dons a flowing whig, aud
spruces up generally. There is a great
deal of human naturo iu widows and
widowers, by-tho-way. Neithor aro
bashful or lacking iu experience, and so
need less help from tho "old folks"
than young people do; but sometimes
both wander about like tho half a pair
of scissors, and thon it is pleasant to see
the mnrriurl people cciug to their aid.
Up in Hollandtowo, Wisconsin, tho
married pooplo believo "it is not good
to bo alone" Thero woro olevon widows
and twelve widowers in that town, and
the married pooplo resolved that thoy
would have but one widower among
them. A grand lottery was devised,
tho eleven widows being tho prizes?
the twolvo widowers tho ticket-holders.
Of course, thero was but ono blank in
tho lottery. Tho pooplo were deter?
mined, and widow and widower resigned
themselves to their fate. Ou the 8th
nit., the drawing took place, and a Mr.
Ponnington drew the blank. Mr. P. is
disconsolate, and the Hollandtown com?
mittee, beiog out of widows, havo ad?
vertised for one for Mr. P. Tho sub
missivoness of tho twelvo widows may
find its solution in Chaucer's Wife of
Bath, but we aro surprised at tho con
teutoduoss of tho widowers.
I A Card,-?It wm a Mr. Simmons' det
I was the oldest man, and the blind was
jhree?calls seven. Ike RaggleB saw it;
then it was risen by Jones to fifteen for
to play. Brown. came in, and also the
dealer stayed. Then it took me twelve
to make it good, which I put up, and I
remarked to the society that it would
coat only twenty-five more .for to draw.
Every last gentfoman stayed, bat it was
not risen any higher. Then the dealer
says to me, "How many will you take?"
Says I, "A card." I bad aces and kings,
and got an ace in the draw. Ike took
three and Jones two, but Browu had
enough, and told tho dealer to help his
Belf, which he took only five. There
was now about 190 chips on the board.
Ike bet one; Jones wont ten bettor, &ud
Browu raised it to twenty?because he
stood pat. The dealer said that his'n
was valued at twenty more. Then said
I, "How n my does it take m*?" Some
one said "rorty chips," which I invested
likewise, with sixty better. Then all
passed up to Brown, and I '.vented him
bad to stay with his steal, but his sutid
gave out, and he passed. Says the
dealer to me, "How many did yon
draw?" Siys I, "A curd." "Well,"
says ho, "I don't waut to lay down this
bund; I will bet sixty more than yon!"
Now the dealer was a stranger like to
our party. He was from the country,
and didn't know muuh about d. p. So
I thought it was my charitable duty to
let him down easy, and I only called
him. "What have you got?" said I.
"Two pairs!" said the Mr. Simmons.
Then it was my time to be sorry that I
had an ace fnll on kings. "But," says
the genial Mr. Simmons, "mine is two
pairs of jacks!" Then I said "O!" aud
put on my hat and went down in the
street to look for Christmas. As I wont
out the door, Browu asked me "How
mauy I took?" But Brown always was
a person which will kick a man when he
Tue Seven Wonueus.?The Buven
wonders of the world are among the tra?
ditions of childhood, und yet it is a re?
markable fuot that ninety-nine persona
out of a hundred who might bo asked
tho question could not name theru.
They are tho Pyramids?the mystery of
the past, the enigma of tho present and
the enduring for the future ages of this
world. Tho temple, the walls and hung
iug gardens of Babylon, the most eulo
brutedcity of Assyria, aud tho residence
of the kings of that oountry, after tho de-,
strue'.ion of Niuoveh. Tho Chry6oleph
line statue of Jupiter Olympian, tho
most renowned work of Phidias, tho
illustrious artist of Greece. The statue
was formed of gold, and was sitting on
a throne almost touching the summit of
the temple, which was seventy feot
high. The temple of Diana at Epkesua.
which was 22? years in baildiDg, and
which was 425 feet in length and 220 in
breudth, and supported by 127 marble
columns of the Ionie order, 60 feet
high. The Mausoleum 'at Halicar mis?
sus, erected in the memory of Mnuso
lus, tho King of Caria, by his wife Arte
mcsiu, B. C. 353. Tho Pharos at Alex?
andria, a light-house ereotod by Ptolemy
Sotor, at the entrance of tho harbor of
Alexandria. It was 450 feet high, and
could be soon at a distanco of 100 miles,
and upon which was inscribed "King
Ptolemy, to the gods, tho saviours, for
the benefit of sailors." Lastly, the Co?
lossus at Rhodes, a brazen imago of
Apollo, 105 Grecian feet in height, and
which was to bo located at tho entrance
of one of the harbors of tho city of
Two Rival Cities.?Some recently
published statistics show tbut tho rate
of growth of Chicago, during the past
year, has boon greater thau that of St.
Liouia. The figures in question give
Chioago 380,000,000 of real estate trans?
fers, against 816.000,000 for St. Louis.
They uiso maguify tho former city over
the hitter by an iucreaso in tho receipts
of grain ami a larger commerce iu all
those sta:?lo products of tho West which
constitute tho riches of tho competing
cities. The total estimate of this com?
pilation gives tho advance in nggregato
trade of St. Louis at 80,000,000, while
that of Chicago is 6et down for 889,000,
000. These statements, of course, nfleet
tho good citizens of tho rival muuici
palilies. Upon the St. Louisan, tke3?
produce a depressing effect, and upon
tho Chicagoan, n corresponding oxkilu
rntion. Both these cities, however, aro
the growth of a generation. Fifty years
ngo, they were the log-cabined termini
of tho Westward march of civilization.
But both were favored in their choice of
natural positions. Chicago rejoiced in
her site upon the lakes; St. Louis had
tho Mississippi. Chicago controlled the
trade of tho North-west; St. Louis mo?
nopolized tho South-west. As they
grow, thoy saw in each other dangerous
rivals, all which, however, seems quito
unnecessary. Heroin tho South, wo re
joico iu tho growth and prosperity of
Adiuft.?Ouo of tho most porilous
voyages ever performed was made by
two meu on a cako of ice, upon Lake
Erio, a fow days ngo. They were fish?
ing on the ice, iu ?uginaw Bay, when
'the mass broke from tho shore, and
thoy woro adrift. They wero carried
down tho lako slowly. The friends of
ono of tho men (MoEwen) offered 81,000
for their rescue, and several boats put
out, but wero unablo to find thorn.
After floating six days, tho muss of ice
struck tho shore aud lodged, when tho
two men crept ashore, very much ex?
hausted, having had nothing to eat but
Mr. Bloom, robbed of 83,000 iu a
sleeping car, on tho Nashville and
Southern Railroad, sues tho Pullman
Company to muko theni ussumo his Jr>?s.
Ho claims that tho conductor and po.
ter, whoso protection was inferentially
guaranteed whon he paid his extra faro,
w??ro asleep when the robbery was per?
Mabbiaoh.? There! We- know we
have secured sttcatiou by ? single
word. Marriage is tue theme.. The
ladies will agree that tbo timea are
slow in "manying and giving in mar?
riage." This is the fault of both lexer,
and oomes from the habit of both in
keeping up atylo." Young ladies set
their hearts too maob on oostly dress?
ing, and young men are too prono to
Sybaritism. This keeps tbo sexes from
matrimony. Few women can look upon
marriage as involving mutual obliga?
tions; hence we see too few wives who
are truly help-mates?too few young
men who are disposed to marry and
accept the true, nobie life of the hus?
band. While ladies maintain costly
habits of dress, thoy must be rich
themselves or marry rich; and too
many young men look upon marriage
as only possible iu ooso they can form
a wealthy alliance. A young lady had
hotter marry an intelligent mechanic?
a young man with u positive capital in
his trade?than a young man who has
a few thoubuuds, which a single year's
disasters may sweep away. "Will yon
accept my hand in the next dance?"
aeked a young mechanic of Massachu
setts of an aristocratic Boston lady.
"I nover dance with moohanics," was
the sneering reply. The young man
lived to bo Governor of his State; the
young lady married a merchant, and
lived to take iu plain Bowing for a living.
"I have no time to make money,"
wrote the late Prof. Agassiz. What a
comment is this simple sentence upon
the grasping character of the age! This
thirst for wealth is indeed the distin?
guishing characteristic of tho age, und
not ovcu church men aro exumpted
from it. It pervades all classes?bar
rassiug lives and shrivelling souls. Only
tho other day wc read of a Philadelphia:
clergymau who invested with P. T. j
Bornum, beoauso he had confidence in,
bis ability to make a big interest. Some
of our clergy aro not only comfortable
off, but rioh. Others speculate in Wall!
street and cottou futures, aud so they
have fallen iuto disgrace and crime be?
cause of this rabid thirst for gold. Bat
Agassiz?a disciple of science?had no
timo to make money I Why should the
disciples of Him who had not whereon
to lay his head, have more? How can!
they have more without morally selling'
Christ? Cryiug "Lord, Lord," will
save none. .Serve Him truly or not at1,
all. Iu tho last day it will be better for
the thief thau fur him who cries "Lord,"
and yot sells the Master for gold. j
Nervous Debilitt.?A depressed, i
irritable state OP mind; weak, neb-j
vous, exhausted feblino", no energy,
or animation; confused head, WEAK
memory, OFTEN with DEBrLITATINO, in?
voluntary/ DISCHARGES.?The 00086
quoncc of excesses, mental over-work or
indiscretions. This nervous debilttt
finds a sovereign oure in Humphreys'
Homuspathic Specific, No. 28. It
tones up the system, arrests discharges,
dispels the mental gloom and Jespoud
euoy, and rejuvenates tho entire system;
it is perfectly harmless and always ef?
ficient. Price So for a package of five
boxes and a large $2 vial ot powder,
which is important in old serious cases;
or $1 per single box. Sold by all,
druggists, or sent by mail on receipt of
prioe. Address Humphreys' Specific
HoMajHATHic Medicine Company, No.'
562 Broadway, N. Y. For ualo by
Geioer A- McGregor, Columbia, S. C.
Docl7 film j
An ill-starred Cincinnati paper has
discovered that even lager beer has not
escaped tho contaminating manipula?
tions of the adulterator. Af tor long and
persistent experiment, tho unhappy
oditor has fouud that the refreshing otip
of. Gambriuus is a poisoned chalice. It
no louger contains a gentle and sooth?
ing combination of tho nutritions ele?
ments of barley and tho enlivening
spirit of the hop, but a villainous com?
pound of molasses, sugar of starch, fusil
oil aud the poisonous Colchicum. What?
ever virtue it. may once havo had, the
disappointed editor ot tho Cincinnati
Giuttle no longer has faith in its ofilcaoy
iu promoting temperance, honesty,
thrift, and a "love of peace aud lonely
musing." Would that the editor bad
not drank to deep of tho vanities and
delusions of lifo, und cou.d have left us
iu our happy ignorance and simple
trustfulness iu tho innocuous character
of tho German beverage.
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Anecdote of Gushing.?An elderly,
gentleman, who has a largo fund of an?
ecdotes, stated to us an anecdote of Ca?
leb Gushing, which will bear printing.
Somo forty years ago, Mr. C. was pay?
ing court to a wealthy Baltimore lady.
Baltimore beautios then showed their
charms in tho light of tallow dips, gas
being unknown. Thero wcro a couple
of dipi on tho mautul-piece, and as they
much needed suufiing, tho lady rang a
bell for a servant. Mr. Cashing, asking
why she rang, wet his thumb and finger,1
and suaired tho caudles a to Yankee.
Tho lady was horrified at Mr. Cushiug's
unaristocrntio stylo of snuffing candles,
and so dismissed him. Ma. C. never
married, and possibly this bit of expe?
rience turuod his thoughts from matri?
*Thk Inventor of Faiiujank's Scales
Kniohted.?A Jottor from tho United
States Commissioner at Vienna, an-,
nounccs that tho Emperor of Austria
has created Thaddens Fairbanks, of St,
Johnsbury, Vt., tho iuvontor of tho'
Fairbanks' Scales, a Kuight of tho Im-?
pcrial Order of "Frauds Joseph." This1
is a rare testimonial to the value of
American inventive genius; but when
tho immense value of a reliable and
standard weighing mnchiuo to tho cotn
merco of tho ontiro civilized world is
considered, it id one fully merited.
Au acre of figs will fatten more hogs
than an uoreof corn.
Phoenix. ?. ,.? V?-.-'-- -U ?ft,?
Weather, yeit&d?y; clear a?d oold^'
Cash w?i bo the role at ^ Piaprafc
offlee hereafter. . ? .. > i
Captain W. B. BUcley,pf^tMs city, is1
in attendance npon the Convention of
Mexion Volunteers in Washington.
Shade trees should be trimmed at this
season?and there are many in this city i
which should be looked after.
A main of cooks is to be fought at the
cock pit of Wm. M. Fine, at tho State
Capitol Saloon, commencing Wednes?
day, the 21st instant.
Mr. L. T. Levin has been appointed'
by his Excellenoy John A. Pix, 'Go?
vernor of the State of New York, Com?
missioner of Deeds for the State of New
York, resident in this city.
Tho store of Messrs. Oopeland &_
Bearden waB entered and robbed, on
Thursday night. A small amount in
money and a Oolt pistol were carried off
We aro iudebted to Superintendent
Solomon, of the Sonth Carolina' Bail
road, for an annual "pass" over his r?ad
for 1874. ? n oo.-t^
Mr. M. Snlzbaoher offers great iu>
duccments to smokers to-day.. Pare
Havana and imported cigars three for
twenty-five cents. Sunday smokers
should call and lay in a supply.
Columbia is blessed at the present
time with a nnmber of street musicians
?the Italian boys, with their violins
and harps, and a trio of Irioh-Italiace,
with bag-pipe and fife-flageolet. It will
be congenial to repose and good feeling
to fee them before playing.
Mr. W. G. Beok is the grand head
oentre of Messrs. R. & W. 0. Svaffield's
Columbia Clothing Emporium. . The
concern furnishes complete outfits lor
gentlemen, either ready-made or mea?
sured, cut and fit by first class artists.
Colonel Pe&rce requests us to say that
if a little economy is used by the citi?
zens, pare spring water can be' farnisb
ed. Owing to waste?Bponts being left
open to avoid freezing, etc.?a great
doal of water runs off. River water, as J
every body knows, is not actually un?
healthy?although the color may be
The Greenville passenger train- was
delayed several hours, yesterday, by the .
run off of a freight train, near Cokes
bury. Tho down passenger train over
tho South Carolina Railroad was also
detained about five hours, by the run >
off of a train at the crossing of that;
road, about a mile from, tho depot.
Messrs. E. E. Davies A Co. have juei
received per eteamer, direct from New
York, 200 pounds of turkeys, 100
pounds capons, 100 pairs grouse, 50
barrels of Early Rose, Peach-Blow and
Peerless potatoes, which they are selling
low for cash. Call early and make yonr
selections. Norfolk and Wilmington
oysters received daily. Prices reduced.
If you are in search of olothiog or
gent's furnishing goods, Kinard &
Wiley's is the place to look. They
have an immense stock, which was
selected by one of the firm expressly
for retail trade. A male, from four
years to sixty, can be fitted ont, from
bat to gaiter tops, at short notice, by
droppiug in at the "old stand"?for it
is tho oldest in the oity.
Piiccsixiana.?"Bad temper bites at
both ends," is a maxim to be romem-^
A good many huvo not yet got over
tho festive fever in their bones.
Employment is nature's physician,
and is essential to human happiness.
First class nuisances?newspaper bor?
Fuilh in our own ability is half of
If one could be conscious of all that
is said of him in his absence he would
probably becomo a very modest man
Never allow a door to creak for want
of oil, or to shut bard so as to require
slamming to make it latch.
Account him thy real friend who de?
sires thy good, rather than thy good
A man may get un a mail train with
comparative immunity from danger,
but let him tread on a female train and
see what will happen.
Au Arkansas paper saya there is bnt
ono politician in that State who is
above suspicion, We don't believe there
is oven one, nor that there will be one,
until suBpioion lies nnder the gallows on
whioh he is hanged.
Hotel Arrivals, January 16, 1874,?
Wheeler House?Vf M Feagle, D Haas,
B Boyd, J L Browning, D Jacob,
Charleston; J N Cobb, J E Myers, Bal?
timore; D L Turner, Edgefleld; H A
Smith, W D Aiken, R L Dannenberg,
Wiunsboro; Misa L E Chandler, N 0;
Miss M L Auld, Sumter; F M West, B
P Bryan, Wilmington.
List of New Advertisements.
Garden Seed at Heiuitsh's.
J. W. Morph?Horse Stolen.
Statement Central National Bank.
Gco. W. Williams & Co.?Potatoes.