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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Saturday Morning. March 7,1874.
How KUallWc Get Kellet 1
The leading topic of the day ia tho
' wretched condition of the people of
South Carolina. The memorial aeut to
Congress from the Tax-Payers' Gonvo'n
tion is now fairly before the country.
Public opinion is busy with the pro?
blems which it suggests. .The tvila
which it desoribes ub existing here have
rouBed the deepest concern of tho Ame?
rican people. In imposing their Recon?
struction Acts, in hastily oonoediug uni?
versal suffrage, in the display of a feel?
ing of resentment against- the States of
the Sontb, they did not foresee the dire
consequences, the. terrible evils, which
would ensue. Now that they have
reached their height, and come before
them as a grievanoe to be redressed, a
wrong to be andoue, an infamy to he
abolished, they concede tbe errorB of
legislation in which they were born.
The evils are patent, but the remedies
are not so eaBy to da vise. So v oral of
the journals of the North have given
earnest attention to tbe questions in?
volved. They have suggested modes of
relief, but none that wo have 6eou, of
tfucaoiouB oharacter. The chief obsta?
cle in the way of correcting abuses buro
is the lack of aocuruto information
about them. They canuut bo appre?
hended iu tho fullness of their enormity
without minute cxamiuatiou. But we
?? hope Bcmethiug from tho present diB
ouaaions.
The taxpayers' memorial will bo
formally presented to Cougress ou the
19th instant. It is a paper which must
command attention. If a committee
should be appointed to visit the State,
summon its authorities, examine its re?
cords, take testimony of the citizens,
and to thoroughly probe its couditiou,
it would be the beat thing that could
?, happen. It will be a groat point gained
-tro have secured a thorough and honest
investigation. The miserable mockery
of republican government under which
we live, may tbus be effeotuully exposed.
But even with the fullest knowledge
and the moat convincing proofs of the
evils which affliot our unhappy State,
there will be serious obstaoles in the
way of Congress finding any adequate
remedy for them. Party spirit and
.sectional animosity may rovive to some
-extent, and oppose their horrid fronts to
a peaceful and effectual solution of our
troubles. The wrongs cannot be de?
nied, but they may be construed by
some as only just retribution upon a
people who dared first to make an ieBue
with the General Government. Even
upon the supposition of good feeling,
Congress will be loth to confess weak?
ness or error in its past legislation. It
cannot easily be brought to condemn
its own Reconstruction Acts. Suffrage,
like revolutions, iiko the lion's truck
leadiug to tho fox's don, only can go
forward. It cannot recede from ita po?
sition until time and change huve so
altered conditions as to make it practi?
cable ?
We have road aud reproduced man;
valuable suggestions of modes of relief
from the evils of our condition iu the
press of tho North, Itepublicau and
Democratic. There is one which seems
uot to have ocourred to any of them,
and yet, in our view, it is the most pro?
mising of speedy, effectual und peaceful
results. Why should not Congress and
the President withdraw the United
States troops which ure stationed in
Ssnth Carolina, and leave the people
free to work out their destiny them?
selves? We are satisfied that the effect
would -be eminently wholesome. The
present corrupt rulers in this State are
not iu positions of power from nuy
merit or inliuonco which they possess.
They are as wanting iu power of will,
:orce of character and vigq/ of under?
standing, as they uro in virtue, honesty,
integrity and decency. They are elect?
ed by the b*Mota of a deceived and
ignorant oonstitueuoj. This is done by
means of party machinery und odious
election laws. The public property be?
ing all consumed, und the bonds being
uo longer uvuilablo for speculation, tbey
depend for support upon legislative
plunder and the receipts from taxes.
Tho next prop upon which they lean
is tbe power of the Gouerul Government,
represented in the garrisons stationed
at eeverul points in tho State. Ignor?
ance elects them, property supports
and militury power upholds them.
When property refuses, us it will ere
long, to be further mulcted for any
such ignoblo purpose, a crisis in their
affairs will como, with which tbey can?
not deal, except through uid from tho
General Government. That they will
::Ot receive, if onlightened public opi?
nion is to bavo any weight with it. It
would greatly facilitate our escape from
ieirful evils und a threatening future, if
-tit- President would act promptly now,
SudiQ withdrawing ?hstrCOpS SC ?OSgS?
give tbe rascals wbo lord it bcro tbe
countenance of the Government. Tbey
are made insolent and defiant-by the
sense of security which tho presence of
soldiers gives them. Tbey would expe
rienoe a different feeling if they should
wuke up same morniDg and mist tbu
8 mod of tbe drum and hfe.
Death of Con. James Ferguson.?
Auolhei link wbiob bound trie present
to tbo pu6t ugu baa been severed by tbe
death of this esteemed aud veuerable
citizen. Col. Ferguson wbb born iu the
year 178-i Ho was a sou of the put riot
Thomas Ferguson, membe: of tbe Privy
Council, and ulao member of the Legis?
lative Conned of tbis Btate iu tbe re vo?
lution. He was educated by the Itev.
Dr. Gallagher, an instructor of great
note in his day, and received a thorough
classical education under tho teaching
of this excellent man. Upon the con?
clusion of theao studies, he wus entered
as a student of law in tbe of?co aud
under tbo direction of tbo eminent
pleader, Thomas Parker, wbo had pro?
secuted his studies in tbe Iuns of Court
in England. Col. Ferguson, however,
did not praotioe his profession. When
hostilities commenced in 1812 between
tbia country und Great Brituiu, be re?
ceived a aommisaion in tbe infantry of
tbe United States army, aud soon after
was assigned to tbe staff of Gen. Tnos.
Pinckuey, in which capacity be served
until tbe close of the war, enjoying tbe
confidence und friendship of tbut distin?
guished commander. On tbe restora?
tion of peace, be resigned from tbe
army, and resumed bis avocation as a
planter. He frequently served in the
Legislature of tbe State as a member
for the PariBb of St. John's Berkeley,
and took part not only in the pablie
basiuesB of tbe Stute, but ulso interested
himself in all tbo local affairs of bis
parish, devoting himself, without re?
gard to personal sacrifice, to all publio
matters which oonoerned tbe welfare of
tbe community. During his long and
useful life, he was singularly distiu- j
guished for bin exalted sense of honor,
tbe elegance and refinement of bis man?
ners and tbe amiability of his nature.
[Charleston Neies.
Senator Ferry, of Connecticut, in h
speech iu tbe United States Senate, on 1
Monday, in a favor of a national cele?
bration, said that be hoped the North I
and South would come together aud :
bury every bloody memory of tbo past.
But would it not be better, ?rat, tu bei
reconciled with tby brother before thou
offereat up tby gift upou the altar of
thy country? There is good Scriptural
authority for thia. Tbe Saviour, no
cording to tbe gentle and simply truth
telling Matthew, said:
"Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to
the altar, and there rememberest that
thy brother bath aught against thee,
leave tbero tby gift before tbo altar
and go tby way; first bo reaoneiled to
thy brother and then come und offer thy
gift."
Therefore, reconciliation by relief
from wroog and the oppression of tbe
rule of barbarians and thieves, of South
Carolina and Florida, and Mississippi
and Alabama, aud Louisiana aud Arkan?
sas, should precede the general meeting
at tbo uatioual altar in 187G. No man
will deny that tbe evils that oppress
them would not bo endured by any poo
ptU, j>M*fci??m?.J MV-? m,j.
for a single day, if tbey had the power
to tbrow tbem off. No people ever suf?
fered a greater grievauco tbau do tue::e
Southern people at this time. How can
they be expected to meet Mr. Ferry and
his people at the centennial? now can
Mr. Ferry and bis poople rejoice over
liberty and equality when so many of
their fellow-citizens are suffering tho
greuttet oppresious? Relievo tbem, aud
we uuu all celebrate the ceuteuniui in
spirit and in heart.?Richmond Dispatch,
Tue Fuuit Tariff Bill.?In tbo
United States Senate, recently, tbu
Houso bill iu relation to import duties
on fruit, being tbe bill to correct uu
error iu the tariff bill of 1872, was
passed, und now goes to tbo Houso for
concurrence. The bill provides for iu
sertiug a corn ma, instead of a hyphen,
after the word "fruit," and said clause
shall rend us follows: "Fruit, plants,
tropical aud semi-tropical, for tho pur?
pose of propagation or cultivation."
The bill also provides that the present
bill shall not affect cases of suit to reco?
ver tbo duty where those cuses bave
been withdrawn from oourt under direc?
tion of tho Secretary of the Treasury.
A mistaken idea bus prevailed that tbo
Government baa paid back severul mil?
lions of do. urn for duties collected on
fruit decided to be included in tho free
list. The fuots are that the wbole
amount puid back is $70,707.52, and the
wbole umonnt now claimed as duo and
unpaid is 337,282.37.
United States Court.?David P.
Howell was declared a bankrupt, and
I be case referred to the registrar. John
Kinard was ordered to show cause wby
he should not be adjudged a bankrupt.
Iu tbu case of I. S. K. Bennett, it was
ordored that tbe assignees make a report
of|all moneys received and disbursed by
tbem witbiu two woeks. Iu tbe easo of
the Citizens' Savings Bank, Col. ?. H.
Simontou was appointed special referee
to examine and report upon tbo costs
of tbo United States Marshal for sum?
moning creditors. Tho following peti?
tions to have assignees' report of ex?
empted property confirmed wore grant?
ed: John N. Brown, J. W. Brown, B.
F. Baton, R. E.Compton, J. U. Conn,
Wiley Hannah, Wm. Terry, J. G. Ma
bry. H. Mubrv, J. L Suttou, B. T.
Wood, A. E. Smith.
Mr. J. M. Huuua, residing in the
lower part of Laureuu County, died ou
the 4th iust., after a protracted illness;
aged about sixty-eight years.
Tax Cincinnati Southkb? Ratlwat.
A correspondent of the Nashville (Ten?
nessee) Union and American says: "In
their recently published circular, the
trnateea of tho Cincinnati Southern
says: Pressed by an inoreaaing demand
for its manufactures from its natural
market, tho Sooth, and requiring in
turn the producta of that fertile region,
the oity of Cincinnati baa undertaken to
accomplish, in the only available way at
command, what has become an urgent
need to its citizens. That is the con
struotiou of a -single lino railway
through Kentucky and TeunesstQ to
Chattanooga. But it is presumable that
Cincinnati desires to trade with others
Ma well as with tue State of Georgia, la
not tho trado ot South Caroliuu, the
oity and port of Charleston aud \V> stern
North Carolina worth looking after aud
securing? However desirous the people
of the South might be to trade there, a
road from Cincinnati to Chattanooga
only will not now or hereafter attract
them. With such facilities hh their sole
dependence, if not compelled to run
over the oonutry in search of roads cen?
treing at Ohaitanooga, which iu moHt
sections they would in order to roach
Cincinnati, iu a large majority of dis?
tricts they would at least bo subjected to
the espouse?au expense aud inconve?
nience amounting to prohibition?of
shipping aud traveling over indirect ami
oirunitous routes to get there, and this,
too, at a time when the uuiversal out?
cry and demand of tho people is for
short linen and cheap transportation.
Such facilities wiil afford but little en?
couragement or inducement, to the peo?
ple already poor, to seek new and dis?
tant marts for the purchase of their
supplies or tho sale of their prodnctn.
By the time the Cincinnati Road could
be completed to Kuoxville, the gaps in
South Carolina would be filled aud a
continuum lino opened through that
Stute to Charleston. Similar gaps
would also he closed in the roads into
North Carolina, making accessible and
establishing business relations with
both State? which can never bo secured
by running to Chattanooga. At Knox
ville, you establish trade relations with
three Stutes, nt Chattanooga one und
part of two others. It rnuy bu well to
add here that this road will connect
with the Spartanburg and Asbcville
Kailrwn.il, via Morrintown, Tennessee."
The New York Financier, of February
28, contains tho following: In refer?
ence to the construction of this road
through Iudiana, Dr. Iliytnond, Presi?
dent of the company, writes: "I am
now calling opou all the Conuties in the
State along the line of the proposed
road to have their subsidies in uid of the
enterprise raised against the 1st of
April. The company designs to com?
mence work on thu branch of the road
early in the spring, if the quotas of the
several Counties ure raided. Prompt
notion of the people interested along the
line will solve all doubts concerning the
building of the road."
BniortAM Yoono's Possessions ?Ann
Eliza Young, tho nineteenth wife of
Brigham Young, thu autocrat of Mor
mondom, is now in IJo.-dou. Sho es?
caped from her lord after a family rum?
pus, aud is now in the North, showing
up thu vain tricks of her husband. In
au "interview" with u reporter, she said
that "he (Brigham) has 87,001?,000 iu
tho 15 ink of England, and his posses?
sions in Utah embrace, perhaps,.one
third of all tho property there. His
than ?40.000, and is probably much
more. lie owns tho moat beautiful
farms, nil kinds of factories, mills and
manufacturing buildings, and those who
operate them are obliged to pay to him
one-tenth of ull they produce. They
are also called upou to donate to the
emigration fund, by which over G00
missionaries are supported in Europe to
gain converts to the religion. The
order of Enoch, which the people arc
required to join, aud consecrate the
property to tho ouurcb?houses, lauds
and everything else they may happen to
own?and Brigham Young is made
trustee for tho whole. He takes these
deeds by hundreds, und tbo people can?
not get them returned to them. These
missionaries are treated iu this mauner:
Every six mouths, missionaries sire se?
lected to bu scut out, uud they uro gene?
rally those who have more or less pro?
perty, which they are obliged to release
with no hope of ever having it returned
to them. They simply hohl these deeds
of trust for one year, dud when they
have returned he lias held tho property
without dispute for four or five yeurs.
In addition to this, he or his tons own
all tho railroads there, with the excep?
tion of tho Union Pacific.
Ose Prosperous State.?It is re
froshiug to turn from South Carolina
and Louisiana and contemplate the con?
dition of Texas. In spite of u ttidical
regime, now happily a thing of the past,
Texas has emeigud from war and mis
government in a very comfortable status
financially. The entire bonded debt of
the State is Si.001,131; duo to school
fund 8800,306; flouting debt about 8-500, -
000. A New York ulaim on bonds de?
posited as collaterals amounts to 8400,
000. The entire debt sums up 83,000,
000. Tho current cxpenaca of thu State
for tbo present year amount to 81,189,
316. To meet those demands the State
bus available 81,738,003, exclusive of
the present year's income from taxes.
The now Governor gives the Legisla?
ture some capital advice as to economy,
aud, asking authority to fund thu float?
ing debt, settle claims in Now York,
and sell bonds deposited there, con?
cludes with tbo words of wisdom, "We
ought to aettlo what wo now owe, and
hereafter pay us we go."
[ A uauHln Comtitulionalisf.
i The dwelling of Mr. Patrick Cildwell,
Ltuirena County, was burned on the
127th ult. Ncaity everything in thu way
of furniture was destroyed, including
j 8101? in money
Whitkd SkfuiiOHbes ?The St. Louis
Republican, discussing Simmous and
Massachusetts, haa these pointed uud.
in the main, sensible remarks:
Massachusetts is liko tbd ancient fo
msle described in the uuraery story, wL o
"didn't care what buppeoed, bo loog ue
it didn't happen to ber." Wbeu Butler
was ruling New Orleans with a rod of
iron, and covering the American name
and nation with ineffaceable diegrace,
Massachusetts thought it was all right,
and applauded him to tbo echo, lint
when Butler ventures lo i quint at the
gubernatorial chair, and wants to gtt
hiB understrappers and wire-pullers in
comfortable position for working iu his
behalf, then Massachusetts risos upon
ber tip toes und shrieks forth vitupera?
tion like a crazy Qshwoinnu. When
Northern carpet buggers of the Kellogg
und Scott stripe ure forced upon tbe
helpless pooplo of tho Southern States
by Federal laws aud Federal bayonets,
Massachusetts lends ber voice und her
vote to u system which is literally the
sum of all iniquities. But wiieu u dis?
agreeable person is nominated for the
Boston colleotorsbip, then Massucbu
setta is almost ready to get up a little
rebellion of ber own, and establish a
coltish confederacy. When the rest
of tho country is lameutiog tbu
pernicious results of Presidential auak
uosh and favoritism, Massachusetts
t-rnilos serenely at influences winch
have not chanced to hit either ber pride
or her pocket. But when the President
is weak euongh to yield to Batler, and
obstiaato enough to cling to Butler's
favorite, Iben Massachusetts excommu?
nicates him with boll, book and caudle,
and nits in saekeioth aud ashes, becm-o
lh*? Government is going to smash.
We have net un atom of sympathy for
tho K'.'publiCdOS of Massachusetts in tins
ihoir day of trial aud tribulation. In
fuel, we are rather dispobed to "laugh
at their calamity aud mock wbeu their
fear cotneth." The cup tbey have com?
mended to the lips uf others is now
pressed to their own reiuutaut Ups?, aud
wo shall not bo sorry if they ure obliged
to drain it to the very dregs. Outside
of Massachusetts, no tears will be shed
if Simmons i? made Collector of Bostou,
and if uext year Butler "turns up
trumps" and wius the gubernatorial
game. Of Gruutism ana Butlerism,
Massachusetts is justly entitled to the
heaviest dur.o that can be crammed
duwu ber throat.
The fuel is, Massachusetts supcibly
illustrates tbu maxim of P.ocbefoueuuld,
which avers that "there la something
peuuliaily agreeable iu tbe misfortunes
of our friends." The old Bay State is
us serene as a Christiau statesman with
four kings and an uce, bo long us the
world is iu a tempest aud ber ivitheis
nnwrung. But when her toa-pot is up?
set, hornets are mild aud iuuflcusive
compared with the self-sufficient God
and morality men of Massachusetts.
Go it, Butler! Go it, Graut!
Foote's Stoky ov Two Doels With
Sabqbant S. Pkentiss?This is tho
substance of the matter wo have heard
us detailed by Preutiss:
A friend of Prentiss was at the poiut
of death from un attack of mania-a-potu.
For a week his physicians bad essayed
every kuowu remedy to put their pjtteut
to bleep, but in vain. Preutiss knew
that Footo bad made a visit to Texas,
lie was nursing bis sick friend, wiieo a
consultation of tbo doctors wus held,
and they announced that the ease was
to sleep, but that Lbey would exhaust ali
the means known to tbo profession.
Preutiss sprung from bis beat, and suid
to tbu doctors, "Damn it, give hitn
Foote's book on Texas to read, and I
will iusuru its soporific effect." Tho
remtitk of Preutiss was too gooJ u joke
to be kept, and it reached the ears of
Foote, who challenged, and Prentiss
was too much of a Sjutheru cavalier to
decline, aud they met, and Footo was
wounded and the parties made friends.
It happened that tho meeting was so
notorious that a very largo collection
crossed the river at Viekiburg to wit?
ness it, and among tbem a number of
boys, who were so anxious to get a full
sight, that they climbed up many trees
about tbo grounds. When the seconds
hud planted the parties, Preutiss looked
around and saw the boys iu the tree?,
and jestingly remarked, "Boys, you had
better take euro, Footo shouts inigbly
wild." This remark was published in
tbe papers, and annoyed Footo to such
a degree that bo again challenged Preu?
tiss, who met him a second tiaio us a
gentlemanly solace to Foote's wounded
spirit. At tbo meeting Foote tired and
missed, uud Preutiss tired bis pistol iu
tho air, aud tho parties were ugdu re?
conciled.
The Italians have pretty thoroughly
exterminated tbo brigauds of Soutneru
Italy, und tbo Turks are engaged iu ex?
terminating tbo brigands of Thessuly.
At present, the Turkish soldiers ure
bunting down tbe brigand chief, Slratzo,
who recently carried off to his lair, on
Mouut Olympus, a Thessaliaa bride,
whom he had coolly takeu from tbe
midst of u marriage procession. Tbu
lovers of romance ure gradually recog?
nizing the sad fact that brigandage iu
Europe is doomed, and that in a tdiort
timo it will bo wholly a mutter of the
past. There is, however, a hopeful
state of things in Missouri and along tho
line of tho Pacific Bail way, where bauds
of robbers uro now flourishing, who are
quito us romantic and very nearly as
d:rty us tho traditional Italian brigand.
Should u little uucourugemeut bo given
to these men, tbey may yet !>ecoma as
i accomplished uud picturesque professors
\ of robbery and murder as the most bril
j liant of Iho companions and pupils of
, Gasperoue.
?-.
A census just completed shows that
' I bore am 01,350 iuhubituuts iu Gulvos
ton, not including tho floatiug populu
! tion. This is an iucrease of over 211,000
? in three vcars.
i *
Why. Chubb Moubked.? At the tlmri
Chubb'a wife's died, we culled iu tu
moaru with him, aud, if possible, to
consolo bim in bis efiliction. The old
man sat in tbo rocking chair, with bit
eyes closed, chewing a tooth-pick, and
rocking to and fro as he apparently
mused over the years that had spud so
happily iu compauy with his late part?
ner. Wo gently approached the subject
of Mrs. Ghubb's departure. Wo utaured
him thul wo sympathized with him iu
his deep ufli'.ctiou, uud thu moro sin?
cerely, because wu well knew the est im a
bio ijualitiea of hin wife und were fa
miliur with the virtues with which bin
adorned her homo. '**SBo wus, indeed,"
we said, '"un excellent woman; a re?
markable woman; a woman of sterling
qualities and unaffected piety." Ohubb
stopped rockiugaud looked at us mourn?
fully. "Unaffected piety 1" ho exclaim
ed; "unu Heeled piety I That's just
what's tho matter. I tell you, Adelar,"
ho .-.aid, bringing his hand down em
phiitically on tho arm of the ohuir, ;'tui
way that woman could roast a sugar
cured ham would bring teara to the eyek
of a graven image." Then we went out
and left him alone with his sorrow.
There are some kinds of grief that are
too sacred to bo lightly intruded upon.
I Max Adelcr.
Hoar Go v. Scott Didn't Fight a
Dull.?While Geu. Scott was Govern?
or of Kentucky, an insignificant indi?
vidual having a desiro to distinguish his
prowess, protending some offence, sin?
gled out Governor Scott, to whom he
sent u challenge to a duel. The old
veteran very properly refused to notice
the challenge. Meantime the braggart
hud been osteutatiously speculating on
the occurrence iu advance, not antici?
pating the turn it took. After waiting
in vain for au acceptance, and not oven
icceiviug an answer, he went personally
to demand uu explanation.
"General Scott, you received my
challenge?" "Your challenge was de?
livered." "But I have neither received
uu acknowledgment or an acceptanceol
it." "I presume not, sir, us I have not
sent either." "But of ourse you iu
tend to uccept?" "Of course I do not."
"What, not aoeept my ohalluoge? Is it
possible that you, Gen. Scott, brought
op in the army, decline to combat?"
'I do with you, t-ir," coolly answered
the old hero. 'Then I havo no meaus
of satisfaction loft but to post you aa a
coward." "Post me as a coward! Ha,
ha, ho! Post away, sir; but if you do,
you will post yourself a liar, and every?
body will know it."
An Effeminate Man.?An effejniuate
man, says a rocent writer, is a weak
poultice. Ho is a cross between table
beer aud ginger pop, with a cork let
out; a fresh-water mermaid found in a
cow pasture with her hands filled with
dandelions. He is u tea-cup full of syl?
labub; a kitten in trousers; a sick mon
key with a blonde moustache. He is s
vine without any teudrils; a fly drown?
ed in oil; a paper kite in a dead calm.
II t lives like a butteifly?- nobody cad
tell why. He is us harmless us a penny?
worth of sugar candy, and us useless at
a shirt button without a hole. He is ah
lazy as a slug, and has no moro hope
than last year's summer fly. He goet
through lifo on tip-toe, and dies like
cologne water spilt over the ground.
Sebaud, the faithful body servant,
through many years, of Marshal Mao
.uauuu, mo luuinou reeuuuy, as Ver?
sailles, to the waiting womau of the
Duchess of Magenta. The eeremouj
was attended by M. und Madame dt
MucMahoBi who presented the bridt
and bridegroom with many valuable anil
useful presents. The contract wai
bigued by the President and his wife,
who also appeared at the wedding break
fast aud dunce. The presence of th<
Marshal and his wife, who are now tb<
sovereigns of Franco, ut the wedding o
their servants, says tho Catholic Review,
reminds one of the good old times whet
Mary Stuart danced, for the last time
alas-! ut thu marriage of her valet, be
bastiuu.
Sew Hami'shibkSends Better News
Better news fur the Democratic ticke
comos to us from the Grunite State. I
is true that tue Republicans took up t
granger, a popular old gentleman, bu
1 that was ouly a confession of their weak
ness. Without him they had little bop
for success. Credit Mobitier, Dawes
exposures, the Simmous busiuess, ull
have so wrought up tho New Ecglauc
mind that we should not be surprisec
at a handsome Democratic victory nex
Tuesday. Besides other disafleotions
thu prohibition candidate for Goverooi
will draw off some votes from the Be
publicans. I.ate intelligence represent!
the Democrats as thoroughly unitei
and hard ut work.
Dn. Jones' Patients Recommend Hii
Treatment. ?I came to Dr. Jones, lei
days ago, severely afflicted witb neural
gia, and also suffering with bronchitis
The Doctor has cured my nervou
disease, and by his inhaling system, .
am greatly relieved and being rspidb
cared of the bronchitis and catarrh. !
livo in this County, (Bichland.) I can
not recommend too highly Dr. Jones
superior skill. WM. H. DUNLAP.
Columma, March 6, 1874.
N. B. ? Dr. Jones remains at tin
Wheeler House until the 18th inet.
Ml'RDBR NEAR RlDQEVILiIiE.?On lfttl
Friday night, a murder was committee
ubout eight miles from Ridgevillo, th<
victim being Mr. Christian Bass, win
was killed iu his store about midnight
by two negro trends named Johi
Bichardson and Carolina Deis. The;
were arrested, confessed tho crime, am
were taken toRidgeviile on Wednesday
and lodged iu jail.
The people of Webster County, Ivan
hub, are throwing attentive eye uabhni
in search of Mr. Thomas Jenkins, win
h suspected of fourteen murders.
Cm Mattetis.?Sabscribo for Ibe 1
Phoenix.
Tbe clouds obscured the moon last
eight.
Good intentions are like fainting la?
dies?all they want is carrying out. \
It iu said that notbiug keeps Lent so
I well as an umbrella. . \
Base ball and kite-flying will soon be
the order of the day.
ladies talked less last mouth than
during any other iu the yeur.
"Swallow-tuila" threaten to btcone
the style for walkit g coat'.
The now spring bonnets are tobe very
largo.
Tho 17th. Saint Patrick's Day, will,
from present indications, be very gene?
rally eelebrated by tbe patriotic sons of
'the Emerald Isle.
j Happy Cal Wagner closed his engage
jmeut iu this oity lust evening, with an
(entertainment fully up to that of the
iprevious evening, though to a mach
'smaller houso. He deserved a better.
I The fourth grand gift oonoert for the
,bout fit of tho public library of Ken?
tucky comes off on 31st March. Tickets
jean be had through Mr. D. Gambrill,
j up to tbe 20th instant, after which date
,-ill unsold will be returned.
Phcemxiana.?Exclamations of a ear
'uiu baber when he heard of an opposi?
tion shop opened by lovely woman?
Sham! pooh!
The gentleman whoso face bears the
; imprint of his sweetheart's nails exonees
j ber by saying that her attentions always
have been marked.
A widower who has just paid a dress?
maker a bill incurred by the departed,
? was recently heard to murmer, "Though
dost to sight, to memory dear."
The paper which announced that' a
?certain opera singer was not coming
after "all," evidently meant to imply
? that she would leave some money in tho
town.
j In spite of the papers publishing a
'great deal about tho temperance crn
isade, there has been very little of what
ithe temperance crew said in the city so
.
Tue Wallace Sistebs.?This troupe
.will perform in Columbia one night
only?Monday, March 9. Speaking of
this company, the Philadelphia Inquirer
says:
! The universal opinion in regard to the
'Wallace Sisters is that they should have
appeared in Philadelphia before. No
!doubt they would, had they known what
|a cordial reception awaited them. All
this week, Wood's Museum has been
crowded with delighted audienoesto see
them in their version of the burlesque
of "Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Scamp,"
'in whioh they appear to such advantage.
Iu one week, therefore, Miss Jennie,
jMiss Minnie and Miss Maud, have
' achieved marked sucoess in our city?
our very critical aud hard-to-please oity.
Their coming was modest and in the best
of tasto. The only sign of their ap
|nn...?l, ? at ik; ?-it- i?
the handsomest colored posters we have
ever seen. This, which is due to the
lability of Mr. Frank P. Dobson, their
'handsome and accomplished manager,
j (who makes friends for the sisters wher?
ever he goes,) at once attracted atten?
tion, and the natural result is crowded
ihoose9. We ehall refer in detail next
week to the production of tbe new ver
' sion of the burlesque "Cinderella; or,
! the Lover, tbe Lackey and the Glass
Slipper."
1 List op New Advertisements.
The Wallace Sisters.
Oliver Ditson & Co.?New Music.
" Hotbij Arrivals, March 6, 1874. ?
?Columbia Hotel?G E Beab, Ga; P P
' Johnston, Ky; S H Hopkiua, Md; B B
1 Barron, NO; JJ Ooucb, Chester; D C
1 Dusenbery and wife, Moaticello; W J
t Sprinkle, N C; O F Perne, Phil; J M
- ityan. Barn well; S C Gilbert, Charles
! ton; C K Knowles, city; M O'Brien,
' Cla.
Wheeler House?John H McDevitt,
1 Edgefield; J W Applegate, Ky; James
I I aiding! on, Wis; Miss Morgan, Mich; A
'Jones, Rock Hill; D T D wight, Mass; G
i B Bowman, J J Browne, N O; L Potter,
r Mo; M C Stuart and wife, Rotterdam;
?IT Hurley, L Noah, J C Sweeney, J L
VLittle, J S Fillebrowne, city;J H Chap
' man and wife, LI; (JLB Marsh, N C,
W A Bradley, Augusta; J V McNumara,
Charleston.
') Tue Road to Wealth.?There area
' great many roads to wealth, but the
? most direct one lie? through the Public
1 Library of Kentucky and its Fonrth
([Grand Qift Concert, of the 31st of
MMarob. With $1,500,000 in cash to be
^distributed io ticket-holders, and 12,000
; prizes, ranging from $350,000 down
' ward, there can be no question abont
the advisability of having a ticket, and
having it early, before they become so
3 soaroe as to bo held by speculators at a
premium. D. Gambrill, Columbia.
- ? ? ? ? ? ?-?
I The Baron de X? wub a miser to the
' extremity of moannoss. Ho was at dng
' gora drawn with his nephew, who was
' his heir, and moreover a spendthrift.
? Finding hisjnnd approaching, the Baron
'jailled his notary* "Here," said he, "are
'?ten sous; go aud buy me a sheet of
l; stamped paper. I wish to make a
i; will disinheriting my nephew." "But,
)Monsieur, stamped paper is now twelve
'sous a sheet." "Twelvo boub! Heavens,
I it is too dear! I had rather lot my
ilscoutiilrel of a nephew inherit."
j \U Illustration.
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