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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning, March 6, 1874.
Be Fair an? Liberal.
Tho difficulty of injecting or insinuat?
ing anything like reform in the body of
the managers of the present dynasty in
South Oarolina, may be illustrated by
brief reference to some recent proceed?
ings in.the Legislature. They also Bhow
the readiness to prevarioate and tamper
with truth. The newly-eleoted Regents
of the Lunatio Asylum, upon ascertain?
ing the amount neoessary to conduct it
on an economical plan, and of its past
due indebtedness, and the circum?
stances under which it was contracted,
asked that provision should be made to
keep it going and to.diachargo its liabili?
ties. Mr. Robertson, of Beaufort, who
is notorious for advocating, but never
praotioing retrenchment, made a point
of straining this sensible request into a
demand for high taxation and heavy
appropriation. He charged it as an ex?
travagance, due to the election of one
of the Regents from "the opposition."
Thus spoke the man who boasts us well
as exhibits the peculiar traits and trans
oendant qualities of the genus carpet?
bagger. This blast from the "icy
'mountains" was eohoed by a Mr. Keith,
a colored native from Darlington. He
was pleased to say that the recommenda?
tion of the new board showed that "the
Demoarats could milk tbe public cow as
-well aa Republicans."
What a shameful perversion this is of
the truth of the case, those may under?
stand who will call to mind tbe facts
published frequently by us of the trou?
bles in the management of the Asylum.
It has been supported for the last year
almost entirely by the merchants of Co?
lumbia, who have furnished the sup?
plies, a largo amount being alto due for
salaries and wages and borrowed money.
. As soon as a proposition is made to
s abate this nuisance and wipe out this
- radical iunmr, by liquidating these
claims, so necessary to the credit aud
interest of the Asylum and the State, a
hue aud cry is raised, and snoh false?
hoods propagated as disgrace hu?
manity itself. Tbe colored people, who
are the viotims of this stupendous sys?
tem of lies and corruption upon which
the State Govern ment rests, surely oan
Ree it plainly in this instance. Are tbey
to be forever hoodwinked by snob men
as Robertson?
Another thing we may notice here.
On Wednesday night, the clause to ap?
propriate 825,000 for publication of the
Acts in the newspapers was struck out
of the appropriation bill in the Senate.
R was restored yesterday, but that does
not effect oor argument. We remember
when tbe publication of the Acts was
made a part of the duty of the public
printer. He was required to have them
all out m his newspaper, wicum six
weeks after they were unacted. They
did not cost the Stats cue oatkt. The
abuse of paying buge prices to print
them in newspapers all over the State,
some of which had no circulation and
no other business or means of support,
is a comparatively new thing, and we
are not sorry to see it partially abated.
It would be well, it is true, to have some
of the Aots inserted in the publio jour?
nals whiob have circulation. Tbe objeot
should be, not to pamper them, but to
afford tbe people the opportunity to
learn the law?. But the bulk of them
are not worth anything, and the ex?
pense of -their publication is not justi?
fied by any publio advantage. Tbe
grounds upon which the Senate seems
to have proceeded, however, iu striking
out the appropriation, point in the di?
rection of a flagrant abase. Nash was
willing to pay an "out-and-out" Repub?
lican newspaper, but, forsooth! some of
those culled by this name were too much
milk and water.
A newspaper, then, must succumb to
party, must uphold tbu powers that be
in all things, however corrupt or profli?
gate. It must not dara to have opi?
nions, or let iu a ray of truth upon ob
jsotionable party or ofTTjial transactions.
One of our Radical contemporaries was
Bnubbed by tbe Senator because it spoke
once or twice with respeot of tbe Tax
Payers' Convention. Tbe matter iu no
way concerns us, except to show how
hopeless is tbe prospect of any genuine
reform, any fair, candid and bonest ad?
ministration of affairs inside tho faction
that, like a vampire, is sacking tbo life
blood of tbe oountry. It must be so, as
long as mere partisanship is tho test of
merit. Nash hue influence and taleuts,
whiob, if not meant for mankind, might
be of service to tbe poor people of his
race, who are ground into the dust by
tho corrupt tystem wbioh he upholds,
and of wbioh he is a pait. We have
hoard him object to giving tho election
of Auditor und Treasurer to tho people,
purely because tbe power of appointing
them by tbo Governor may bo made to
servo tbe interests of tbo party. He
rid ion led the bog as claims of the Sena?
tors, and yet voted for them. He rid?
dled tbe College, tbe other day, saying
worse things of its inefficiency than we
nave done, yet he voted to throw away
money foe its support. And now he be?
rates the proas of his own faction, be?
cause it U cot sufficiently snbeorvient.
If he bad true ambition, bo would more
closely follow his oonvictions. He sees
clearly enough, but he is too much
wedded to party, and enjoys its emolu?
ments too much to be independent and
useful. But there is a higher and bet?
ter role he oonld play if he woutJ.
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The Blue and the Grey.
The graceful correspondence which
we publish below breathes tbe sweet
accents of peaoe. Tbe aot which has
called it forth will meet with a respoo
oi to thrill uout the hearts ot the whole
people. Tbe es-Oonfedorate Boldiers or
Lancaster have honored themselves
in turning away from the memory of
strife, and, by their kindly attentions,
adopting as comrades those of an army
of invasion, who fell by their waysides
in hostile and deadly encounter. The
war is really over with men of brave and
tender hearts. Tbe paramount duty
now remains for all of all portions of tbe
country, who appreciate the glory of
clemency and the victories of peaoe, as
well as tbo distinctions of war, hence?
forth to consign all bitterness to oblivion.
"The bravest are tho tendereut,
Tho loving are the daring."
Chester, S. U, March 2, 1874.
Colonel Black, O. S. A., Commanding
Post, Columbia, S. C.?Colonel: Please
receive herewith two coffins, containing
the remains of two United States sol?
diers, who were slain in a skirmish with
Confederate States cavalry, tn Lancas?
ter County, South Carolina, February
23, 1865, and February 28, 1885, re?
spectively. As shown by the inscrip?
tions upon the coffin plates, they were
privates in the cavalry division of Mujor
Qeneral Judson Kilpatriok, whose com?
mand was then moving on the extreme
left of Geneial Sherman's army, in tho
direction of Chesterfield, S. C, en route
to Fayettevillo, Hi, C. The name of one
was J\ E. Smith, 27th Ohio Volunteers,
and of the other, Harvey Leich, regi?
ment unknown. They were buried on
tbe road-side, where their bodies re?
mained until they were exhumed ou the
18th of February, 1874, by a number of
the ex-Conh derate soldi er? of Lancas?
ter, and placed with respectful and ten?
der oare in the ooffius where they now
rest, in order that they may be forward?
ed to the National Cemetery, at Flo?
rence, S. C. In exeouting tbe sad but
grateful trUBt with which I have been
honored by my former comrades, it is
proper that I should Btato the true and
only motive that has impelled their wo
tion in tho premises. Tho ex-Confede?
rates of Lanoaster, S. 0., in taking up
the bodies of theso dead soldiers of tbe
Uuion from thoir neglected graves, near
the public highway, and forwarding
them with due respect for honorable in?
terment in a national military cemetery,
have been prompted specie.!!? by the
following considerations:
i Tim oenerous and fraternal conduct
of tbe survivors ot tue uuiuu luuij', ....
exhibited in their decorating tho graves
oi the Confederate dead at Madison,
Wisconsin, in May last, in which cere?
mony, at the suggestion of the orator of
the day, Gen. C. O. Wasbburne, Go?
vernor of Wisconsin, tbe orphans of
many Union soldiers participated. ?
2. Tbe recent successful recommenda?
tion by Governor E. F. Noyes, of Ohio,
that the Legislature of the State should
make a liberal appropriation to sur?
round the Confederate cemetery at Uo
lumbus with a suitable iron railing.
3. Tbe utterances and action of the
many distinguished officers and soldiers
of the Union army who assembled in
the Convention of Mexican War Veto
runs, held at Washington, D. O, Janu?
ary 15, 187L
They have also read the expressions,
on tbe last named occasion, of the illus?
trious Chief Magistrate of the republio
and tue great soldier, now General of
tbe army of tbe United States, in which
they embodied their desire that the sol?
diers who fought againttt each other in
tbe late oivil war should unite as oiti
aens of a common country, aud pledged
tbeir influence to promote that end.
The Mexican war veterans of Lanoas?
ter were prominent in the performance
of this fraternal act, aud under tho di?
rection of Major K. G. Billings, guarded
tbe bodies lor several nights in tbe
Court House, wbilo awaiting transporta?
tion, the Catawba River having been
rendered impassable by the recent heavy
rains. All who engaged iu it wore ex
Confederates, many of whom bear upou
their persons ineffaceable soars of bat?
tle, who added by their conduct in the
field new lustre to the martial renown of
that historic dislriot whiob gavo birth
to Andrew Jackson. I can best indicate
tbo depth of tbeir sincerity by stating
tho fact that they traveled several miles
to exhume and honor theso remains of
Union soldiers, through a country
marked by monamental ohimneys that
aro still blick with tbo fires of interne?
cine war. I should add, that the bodies
are conveyed to Colombia free of charge
from the point at'which thoy readied
tbe railway, pursuant to instructions of
Colonel J. B. Palmer, President of tbe
Charlotte, Colombia and Augusta Rail?
road?himself a distinguished ex-Con?
federate officer. Indeed, this act will
meet with disfavor only from that select
band of Southern pat-riots who, umid
the general clash of nrnis, devoted their
great mental energies to tho ascertain?
ment of the law of safe distaucos as ap
! plied to projeotiles, und stood firmly by
[tbeir homes until thoir homea were in
va d ed. I am, Colonel, very reipeotfally,
your obedient servant,
T. J. MAOKEY,
Jadge of the Sixth Circuit, IS. O.
Post of Columbia,
Columbia, S. 0., March 4, 1874.
Hon. T. J. Mackey, Judge Qth Circuit,
& a, Chester, S. C? My Dkab Sib: I
had the honor, to-day, to receive et the
Charlotte depot, at tbo bands of Mr. F.
B. Lloyd, your communication of the
2d mat.; and nt tho same time and
bands, olso, with appropriato military
honors, tho remains of tho two Union
soldiers to which yon refer.
This graceful, touching act on the
part of the "ex-Confederate.soldiers ol
Lancaster," deserves-io be?as it will
be?noted and recorded side by side
with tbe acts of the "Survivors of the
Union Army," which yon so politely
and pieaBautly mention. These events
are born of the admiration which gal?
lant soldiers feel for euch other, though
on opposite f-ides tbey may havo fought.
From snob manifestations may we not
diacorn the dawning of a new, a better
era, when tho soldiers of tbo Union and
of tbe Confederacy, with clasped hands
and united hearts, shall entor npou the
duties, and exercise tbo privileges,
wbioh, living in tbe same land, und
under the same Government, imposes
and permits?
Pleaaa accept for yourself, tried iu
war and true in peaoe, and convey to all
those whose kindly, generous interest
and notion in this matter will challenge
tbe approbation and admiration of ail
classes of people, an expression of cor?
dial thanks on my part, as well us in be?
half of those who, on this occasion, I
have tho honor to represent.
I am, my dear sir, very respectfully
and truly, your obedient servaut,
H. M. BLACK,
Lieutenant-Colonel, 18th Infantry, Com?
manding Post.
-. ???
Representative Mackoy publishes tbe
following card in tbe Charleston News
and Courier, relative to a communica?
tion published a few days ago:
In your issue of the 28th ultimo, ap?
pears a communication signed "In?
quirer," who undertakes to disprove a
statement wbioh it is alleged I made in
tbe House of Representatives while dis?
cussing tbe memorial of tbe "Tax-Pay?
ers' Convention." I am charged with
saying, "that in 1719,the province of
South Carolina, with lea* than a fourth
of tho population and resources which
she now possesses, was taxed to the
amouut of ?300,000 sterling, or about
$2,500,000." Had I made any such
statement, "Inquirer's" slurs upon my
"studies iu the Provincial History of
South Carolina" would be well timed
and appropriato. I am sorry, however,
to spoil the evident satisfaction which
"Inquirer" must have felt upou bis dis?
covery of what he no doubt supposed to
be my ignoasnoe. The statement at?
tributed to me is very different from the
one I really made. In the course of my
remarks, I said: "If tbo taxation at
present ii exoessive, it is not the first
time iu tbo history of the State that it
has occurred. As far back as 1719, an
Aot was passed to raise the sum of ?70,
000 on lands and negroes. And in the
ten years from 1755 to 1765, tbe State
paid in taxes ?2,060,931, or un average
of more that ?200,000 per year. Of
that amount, 'however, the enormous
sum of ?j35,403 was levied in tho year
17-0. ?**d Iben the State contained less
than one-fourth of its present popnla
tiou.;i Now, theu, if "Inquirer" de?
sires to refute those statements, bo is
welcomed to do se. Iu conclusion, per?
mit me to domur to the caption of "In?
quirer's" communication. I do not de?
sire to be recognizod as among "tbe
apologists for tbo ring," for which I
bavo never attempted to apologize, and
with which I have no connection what?
ever, unless, in your opinion, to be a
Republican is to be n member of "tbe
ring."
The Mayoralty.
Mit. Editor: I bavo noticed some
discussion in the papers as to the merits
of tbe three most promiuent persons for
nomination for Mayor of tho oity?L.
C. Carpenter, J. B. Dennis and John
Alexander. Now, while I am not in
favor of any of theso gentleman. T be?
lieve that John Alexander ia the beat
choice of tbe three. I would much pre?
fer tbo selection of a better man than
either?knowing full well that such an
one can be obtained. Let tho people
aot on this suggestion?tuke tbe lesser
of the three evils, or fiud a better man
than either of them.
W. T. WINTHROP.
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Railroad Meeting Sale day..?A
largo aud entbusiastio meeting was held
in tbe court room on Monday last, in
tbo interest of the Spaitauburg aud
Ashoville Railroad. Prof. Warren Du
Preo was called to tbe chair and E. H
Bobo, Esq., appointed Secretary.
Speeches were made by Col. J. H.
Evins, Hon. Simpson Bobo, T. Stobo
Farrow, Esq , Dr. A. Evins and Prof.
Warren DaPree. Committees were ap?
pointed to solicit additional subscrip?
tions to the capital stock of tbe com
pauy, and quite a number of additional
shares were tuken. The committees
were requested to report to the com?
missioners by the 20th inut. the amount
of subsciptions procured. All stock?
holders who oaunot attend in person
tho meeting of tho corporators and
stockholders in Columbia ;on tbe 25th
inst., woro requested to give proxies to
those who will attend, bo as to have all
the stock represented. Tho following
constitute tbe committee appointed to
solicit additional subscriptions,: T. Stobo
! Farrow, F. L. Anderson, D. E. Con
; verse?, L. M. Gentry, A. B. Woodruff,
I tl. E. Hoinitsh and Donald Fleming.
i
? * *?
Who has tbo bend of the table, we
wonder? "Mr. aud Mrs. Nilssou" is
; the way it is registered now.
Memorial or the T?x-P?yera
Columbia, S. C, March 2, 1874.
to the iionojtable the speaker and
Members opthb House ofReprebenta
tive8 of Soutii Carolika: The Com?
mittee of tho Tax-Payers' Convention,
npon which the duty wus devolved of
representing somo of the grievances of
! tax-payers urising from the fact that the
laws are improperly administered, und
of the need of somo wlioloaomo laws
which should bo enacted, beg respect?
fully to briug before your body, in
which is lodged tho power to rodress
grievances, three remedies, which thuy
think will tend to better government:
I. Tho committee rc-p'jclfully urge
on the General Assembly to oonsider
how important it is, in a republican-go?
vernment, where responsibilities uro im?
posed, tbut these respounibtlities should
be devolved in suoh a manner uud under
such forms as tho Constitution estab?
lished by the people proscibes.
When the Constitution, whioh estab?
lishes a fair and equitable distribution
of burdens, is violated or disregarded,
it naturally excites dissatisfaction. Oue
of the articles of tho Constitution, third
section, Article VIII, whore the people
of the State require tho Legislature "to
provide, from tune to time, for registra?
tion of all electors," has been entirely
ignored. The committee feels embold?
ened by tho clear language of the Con?
stitution to respectfully but earnestly
arge uu tho General Assembly the pro?
per eaforcemont of this duty. There
can bo little doubt that peace and good
order, as well us fairness and justice,
would all bo subserved by carrying out
this lung-negleuted command. How
shamefully familiar have wo been made
in the reoent elections with the demo?
ralizing habit of repeating! How fre?
quently have tho honest voters of one
locality been ovorwhelmod with import?
ed purchased voters of another! How
often have the most, flagrant acts of
fraud been porpotruted by stuffing tbo
ballot-boxes with false names! All these
disgraceful evils could ^ot fail to receive
a great click by the impartial registra?
tion of nil voters. This committee,
being convinced of the grout benefit iu
be derived from it, and boiug confident
that no honorable excuse cuu bu made
for auy longer disregarding so plain u
mandate from the people by their solemn
compact, the Constitution, feel ut li?
berty, in citizons interested iu the moral
welfare of tbe Stute und iu the peace?
able settlement of all differences that is
needed by a fair election, to earnestly
request that this groat subject be at?
tended to ut one*.
II. The committee suggests another
grout grievance from which tho SUte
bus .seriously suffered. The entire ma
I gistraey of tbo State, iu violation of a
I plain provision of tho Constitution, has
been wrested from tbe hands of tho
I people aud placed in the bauds of tho
: Executive?a usurpation which baa been
fruitful of wroog iu the past, und
threatens more dangers in the future.
Under no form of government, called
republican, should tbo entire udmiuis
tratiou of tbut part of tbe Judicial De?
partment that u(loots tbo vast majority
of the people be submitted to the abso?
lute control of the Governor. Tbe plen
most commouly urged against restoring
to tho people tbe right thus denied is,
thut the people are too iguoraut to be
committed with this trust. The com?
mittee would respectfully urge ou the
Legislature the oonsideratiou that, in?
dependent of the plain oommaud in tho
Constitution, whether th? nnnnii,in>.?.i?
am4 removals have, been made in the in?
terests of the communities, respectively,
in which the importaut duties were to
be performed?whether they uro not
now regurded as part of tha patronage
of the Executive Department? What
force can bo claimed for the plea of the
people being too ignorant, when it is a
notorious fact that tbe officers eleoted,
such as Clerk, Sheriff and Judges of
Probate, are iufinitely superior in intel?
ligence aud honesty to the Trial Justices
appointed by the Executive? Tbo lat?
ter nre frequently appointed, as it has
been asserted by Republicans, for per?
sonal ends. In couseqeence of thia vio?
lation of tjio Constitution, there are
many instances of neglected duties and
violated rights, the responsibility for
which must ro*t with the law-making
power. The committee hopes the Le?
gislature will see to it that no personal
consideration or temptation will divert
them from consulting the interests of
their constituents and the general wel?
fare of tbe State.
III. Tho committee, in conclusion,
begs to bring to the attention of the
Legislature a principle of representa?
tion, whioh it is firmly believed is found?
ed in soond republicanism, and whioh
will do mach to abate the grievances of
the State and produce harmony through
oat its borders. The General Assembly
has tho power to inaugurate a system in
this State, composed us it is of two dis?
tinct races, which will contribato to the
safety and protection of both. Although
in ten yearu it is probable that the white
race will largely out-number the black in
South Carolina, this State will be the
home of both races for all time. How
important, then, for tbo rights of the
races, to establish some oue of the sys?
tems that is embraced under the name
of "minority representation." Although,
tho name is new, the system spring;
from u principle that is us old as repre?
sentative governments.
To refer to no more distant example*
than the Senates of every State ol
the Uuion, tho Senu'.o of tho Uuitetl
StatcB, tho upper houses of Parliament,
whioh exist in every Government ol
Europe, give the minority a voice iu th<
government of equal force, for niunj
purposes, to that of tho majority, is ut
, new idea. In fact, it is . old us man,
aud forms an element in every mau'i
conception of a truly free government?
that is, a government not of subjects
hut of fellow-citizens. Tho minority
claim, and in all gooJ communities ro
; ceivo, at tho bauds of majorities re
spectful consideration, und as alwayi
0)0! titntiijg a portion of tbe body
politic- that deserves tbe anxious care ul
tbe m? joity. But, while tbe oommittee
freely recognize tbe fact tbnt this State,
like others, has already incorporated j
into its Constitution that feature of rep-It
resentation, tbe Bystem of "miuoruy
representation," by which tbe ideas of.
an entiro community can be expressedj
in legislative bodies, is entirely unpro-,'
vided for. Manhood suffrage is an ad
v.tnee in this direction. It is a recogni?
tion of the fuct that man's welfare de-!
peuds to some exteut ou bis mental ac-j
tion, and, therefore, to deny him the)
right to Vote is to deuy him a liberty]
that no one has the right to deprive him
of withont clear proof of its impractica?
bility. We who, for the time, represent
a large portion of the community, think
it a wiso thing that tbe two raoes which
now dwell together should eaoh be
guaranteed iu tbe future the opportunity
to be seen, beard and felt in the Legis?
lature iu a degree, aud to an exteut ap-'
proximatively, if not accurately, to our
number. By the adoption of such a
principle uo right would be denied any
one, and uo danger to tbe majority
could ever ensue. For, possessing iu
tbe Legislature, as among the body of
the people, the greatest number, tbe
majority would not ullow their constitu?
ents to bo damaged. Tbe plana by
which this desirable end is to be reached
are variously culled, but they do not
spring from tbe brains of political
tricksters, but are tbe careful product
of tbo earnest thoughts of tbe wisest
and most philanthropic men of this'
age?men who have devoted their lives
to the good of other". This principle
has been practically adopted for years,
in various municipalities in England
with satisfaction. The State of Illinois!
is governed under this principle, aud
the recent aud much-lauded Constitution
of Pennsylvania is said to incorporate
it. Though new, it is not too new for
an, who have adopted so many new
ideas of late. And if tbe system repre?
sents the truly representative and republi?
can idea in a homogeneous population,
it will be more beneficial in a State
i mmposod of different races,
j Tbe committee, in behalf of those
they are deputed to represent, Ubk that
this matter be considered maturely, and
appeal to the higher aud nobler ele?
ments of our nature, tbe love of justice,
?f truth and of country. "Minority
representation," if applied faithfully in
this State, would insure the co-opera?
tion of a large and influential class,
closely nutted among themselves, who
are uow excluded from the responsibility
of the government of this State. The
committee express the hops that this
memorial will attract tbe careful conaid -
ration of the Legislature on two grounds:
1. That it is just and truly republican.
2. That the minority of this State, rep?
resenting by far the largest proportion
of its material interests, feels aggrieved
at the government of the mjjority,
which imposes, in its most virulent
form, tbe evils of taxation and personal
subordination without representation.
I Evils und wrongs unredressed always
J have aud always will creute dangerous
reaction. This scheme suggests the
only remedy which will prevent antago?
nisms of the races and produce har?
mony. The form of minority repre?
sentation is one, of course, which must
be left to tbe Legislature. With this
memorial we beg to submit for your
consideration tbe following resolutions
of the Tax-Payers' Convention. Re
I sn??r*.tfnllv ?iihmiOul
! J. a. HoVt, A. B. Woossuff,
F. W. McMaster, D. S. Henderson,
J. H. Scheven, Committee,
Tbe Executive Committee suggest the
adoption of tbe following resolution:
Resolved, That a committee of five be
appointed to represent the tax-payers in
presenting to the General Assembly
such grievances arising from the opera?
tion of laws heretofore passed by that
body, or growing out of an inadequate
protection for tbe minority by legisla?
tion not adapted to our real wants, and
among other things to urge the accom?
plishment of the objects named below,
to wit:
1. To direct tbe attention of the Gen?
eral Assembly to tbe requirement oi
Section 3, Article VIII, of tbe Constitu?
tion of this State, which declares thai
"it shall be the duty of the General As?
sembly to provide, from time to time,
for tbo registration of all electors,'
which provision has been entirely disre?
garded in tbe past.
2. That proportional ropreseutatioc
would tend to remove much of the dis?
satisfaction now existing, whereby com?
plaint is most reasonably urged that t
lurge proportion of property-holders anc
tax-payers are practically debarred frorr,
representation in the General Assembly,
and that tbo adoption of the cumulative
system of voting would tend to secure i
fair representation of tbe minority; anc
to this end invoke tbe General Assembly
to givo an early and earnest oonsidera
tion to this subject, with a view of ap
, plying this system in the conduct of tbi
elections of the State next fall.
3. That the provision of the Constitu
tion, Seotion 21, Artiole IV, in relatioi
i to tbe election of Justices of the Peac<
and Constables by tho people, should bi
i complied with by the General Assembly
and that it should be urged to give th<
I oleotion of theso officers to the qualiflec
. electors at the earliest day practicable
iustead of the appointment of Trial Jus
i ticcs by the Executive.
JAMES CHESN?T, Chairman.
An important meeting in tho interes
[ of immigration was held in Winnsboro
, ou Monday last, at which speeches wer
delivered and arrangements made t
, further tho movement.
The Air-Lino Railroad is said to b
i in trouble on account of the non-pay
- nicnt of interest ou tbe bonds and th
, threat of the bond holders to euforc
- their mortgage.
Jumping on or oil a moving (rail
! within the limits of Diyton, Ohio, :
' j now a criminal offooce.
Orra Matters.?Subscribe for the ?
Phcenix.
The inevitable ruin agaio, ye&terday.
Gash will be the rale at the Phcenix
office hereafter.
The Phcqntx is in receipt of a lot of
wedding envelopes, paper, eto.,of_tbo
latest Paris and New 1 ork styles', which
will be printed at reasonable rates.
The Senate has relieved the bonds?
men of Treasurer Allen, of Greenville,
from any liabilities as to bis nufortunato
management of affairs. Kind.
Tho Pikenix. job office is complete in
every reBpeot, and cards, posters, pro?
grammes, bill-heads, etc., are turned
out with alacrity.
The Governor has appointed the fol?
lowing Notaries Public: G. R. Sum?
mers, of Orangebarg; N. L. Lipscomb,
of Greenville; aud H. G. Gaffoey, of
Spartanburg.
Another trot is on the tapis. The
horses of Gen. Robert Smalls, of Beau?
fort, and Col. T. B. Johnston, of Sum
ter, are to test their speed on the Co?
lumbia course, on Saturday, the 14th.
A portion of the fence around the
State Capitol gronnds is in a dilapidated
condition, and should be repaired. On
I the Seuate street side, it onoroaohes
fully thirty feet on tbe street. Put it
back.
> The fourth grand gift concert for the
benefit of the public library of Ken?
tucky comes off on 31st March. Tickets
can be had through Mr. D. Gambrill,
up to the 20th instant, after whioh date
.all unsold will be retorucd.
i Mr. Eugene Cramer, the scenic artist
[and actor, has organized a company of
'amateurs, to be known as the Colombia
^ Dramatic Club. They are now reheats
,ing "William Tell," which is to be per?
formed in Parker's Hall, in a fortnight.
The Senate hai confirmed the follow?
ing appointments: E. C. Rainey, Jary
Commissioner for Georgetown; Abram
Smith, Trial Justice for Charleston; A.
T. Latter, for Chester; Harmon G. Par
jnell and W. H. DeBerry, for Darling
ton; Samuel H. Johns, for Oconee.
The remains of two United States sol?
diers, belonging to Gen. Kilpatrick's
.division, who were interred in Lancas?
ter County, were brought to this city,
on Wednesday, on their way to the na
1 tioual cemetery at Florence. Tbe bodies
were escorted through Colombia by
Col. Black's resiment.
We have been furnished by Messrs.
jO. B. Richard & Boas, General PaBsen
jger Agents of tho Hamburg-American
I Packet Company, Gl Broadway, New
; York, with a neatly printed and illus?
trated copy of their "Guide Book for
Passengers." It contains in a short and
concise manner such information &e,
from long experience, has been found
mostly needed by travelers in Europe,
aud cannot, in consequence, fail to be
Inf intaM.I ?~ -?J --- ---_
Cat. Waoneb.?In spite of the wia
thor, there was a good house at Irwin's
i.Hall, last night, to weloomo the return
of Cal Wagner and bis troupe of** min?
strels. The performance was more es?
sentially negro than any that has been
? given here. The actors are not simply
' white men blacked, bat they are negro
'ipersouators. Wagner is the central
I Agare of the group, and he holds tbe
position honestly. He is a, magnificent
1 delienator of negro character. Wagner's
{support is good. Sam Price is a capital
f negro, especially in his get-up, and pos?
sibly the best of the orowd in the man
- ner of his speech. The song and dance
by Messrs. Green and Saddler was a
> good performance. Tho statue olog, by
-the same, was as pleasing as it was new
ito this community. Ben Brown ap?
peared in bis champion jig and was
ibeartly encored. He is a nimble foot,
> and --fOXpulates the "poetry of motion"
i wi/'L, Vrjit skill and favor. To-night
klends iAffStay of the troupe in the city,
V'aml we think the crowd will be larger
i that it was last night.
Ii
r List of New Advertisements.
-' John Aguew &? Son?Groceries.
- W. G. Childs?Notice.
b Indian Girl Cigar Store.
I Caloutt House?Private Sale.
? Nervous Debility.?A depressed,
0 11! hit aule state of mind; weak, nbb
b|vous, exhausted feeling j no knbroy
1 on animation; contused head, weak
b memory, often with debilitating, in
1 voluntary discharges.?The Conse
t quonco of excesses, mental over-work or
"iindiscretions. This nervous debility
I finds a sovereign cure in Humphreys'
j Homcepathio Specific, No. 28. It
.tones up the systom, arrests discharges,
1 dispels the mental gloom and despond
? ency, and rejuvenates the entire system;
01it is perfectly harmless and always ef?
ficient. Price $5 for a package of five
[boxes and a large $2 vial of powder,
o which is important in old serious cases;
' 'or $1 per single box." Sold by all
e!druggtste, or seut by mail on receipt of
ojprice. Address Humphreys' Specific
HoMtBPATHio Medicine Company, No.
d 562 Broadway, N. Y. For sale by
s Geiobr a- McGregor, Columbia, S. C
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