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BY JULIAN A. SBLBY
New Excavations on the Field of
Troy.?The Schumann excavations
on the field of Troy are about to
be* resumed, the German explorer,
according to the Levant ITcrald,
having come to an amicable ar?
rangement with the Porte in regard
to the object discovered by him at
Hissarlik, of the reputed capital of
Priam. By this arrangement the
antiquities conveyed by the doctor
to Athens will remain in his posses?
sion, in return for a pecuniary in?
demnity which he engages to pay
the Turkish Government, and ho
will be allowed to continue his
excavations at Hissorlik, oh condi?
tion thut everything he may disco?
ver henceforth shall become the
property of the Turkish Imperial
Museum. The literary war that
has so long been raging between
classic scholars, respecting the po?
sition of the Homeric Troy, will
probably be definitely settled by
Dr. Scnliemann in his further
investigations. In this age of lite?
rary, religious and scientific skep?
ticism, it would be strange if the
Trojan war, the existence of Homer,
and Troy itself, were not called in
queston. It seems to be the special
vocation of a certain class of writers
to sap the foundation of all that
has heretofore been accepted as
historical truth, to impugn the ve?
racity of the primitive historians,
and to denounce as vain imaginings
the traditional lore of the Greek
and Roman poets. Herodotus
himself, who was long regarded as
the most mendacious of historians,
and unworthy of belief, recent geo?
graphical discoveries have proven
to be remarkably accurate and re?
liable. It would be strange if he
were not, when we recall the fact
that he publicly read the nine
books of his history before critical
audiences at the Olympic games.
We know that the' Homeric
poems were recited at the ancient
Greek festivals; that the story of
Troy was familiar to all. the Greek
people, and that the poet himself
was reported to have been born
in the first century after the Tro?
jan War. Cavilers to the contrary, |
there is every reason to" believe
that Troy did exist; that it was be?
sieged and taken by the Greeks,
and that Homer, though he may
have exaggerated, as poets are
wont to do, the exploits of his he?
roes, recited historical facts well
known in his time. In what part
of the Troad stood "Troy's proud
walls," has for years been a de
b ate able question. It has been
mere speculation, until Dr. Schlic
mann, in 1871, began his excava?
tions at Hissarlik, a hill about 100
feet high, on the plain of Troy,
which, in the time of Xerxes and
Alexander, bore the name of Ilium,
and was honored by them as the
site of the ancient city. It was,
no doubt, traditionally known as
such for ages previous. Here Dr.
Schliem aim dug through five suc?
cessive strata, every one of which
denotes the existence of a different
people and civilization. At six
feet, he uuearthed the remains of
the Ilium which Alexander saw; at
thirteen feet, he came on relics of
the "stone age;" ten feet lower
down on similar materials, and at
thirty-three feet, upon finely exe?
cuted vessels of bronze and archi?
tectural remains, evidencing an ad?
vanced civilization. At fifty-two
feet below the surface, he reached
the solid rock, and here he brought
to. light a mass of precious arti
L , cles?gold, silver and bronze, ex
W. qnisitely worked-?unearthed the
Repealled? treasury of Priam, and a
shield, which Paris himself might
have borne in .his hand-to-hand
fights with the Grecian warriors,
and struck the walls end gates of
the veritable Troy, of which Homer
suncr. Theas interesting discove?
ries were made in a space of about
325 yards in length by 236 in
breadth. The hill of Hissarlik is
about two miles from the sea, and
corresponds closely in this respect
with the situation of Troy. It was
ike citadel, however, of the city
rather than the city itself,
for that lay around its base,
as Athens and the other cities
of Greece on the plains
about their Arapolisea. But
a very small portion of this his?
torical spot has Been excavated, and
there is every prospect that further
excavations will reveal a vast deal
of hidden treasures that will throw
COLUMBIA, S. C.f TUESDAY
new light on the classic ages, and
clear np many doubtful questions
of history. In this respect Dr.
Schliemann's future labors will be
vftr-ftrded with universal interest.
A Liokess Whipped by a Donkey.
On Wednesday afternoon, while a
boy was leading a donkey in front
of the animal cage in the gardens
of the Zoological Society, Cincin?
nati, Ohio, a two year-old lioness, in
a lit of rage, bounded agaiust the
bars, which yielded and let it free.
It immediately bounded on the
donkey, which in the onset was
thrown to the ground, the boy es?
caping with a slight scratch. The
donkey was terribly lacerated about
the neck and hinder parts with the
claws and teeth of the lioness, but
made quite a brave fight for life,
displaying much of the stubornness
for which donkeys are proverbial.
At first both rolled on the ground,
the donkey underneath, but finally
the weaker animal succeeded in
temporarily freeing himself, and
sinking his teeth in the back ot the
lioness, gave her a vigorous shaking.
When released, the lioness gladly
parted company with the donkey
and bounded through the park,
carrying consternation to the curi?
osity-seekers who were scattered
through the garden. The animal
was finally brought down with a
load of buck-shot and died in a
Pope Pius IX is a good man,
and he ought to be. The six white
silk capuchins he spoils in a year
cost $80 apiece, his slippers are
worth from $25 to $50 a pair, and
a pair of his stockings never cost
less than $5.
Adam was proudly concious that
he never made a mistake in his
Uncle?"How did the mother of
Hoses hide him?" Niece?"With a
Proposals for Stationery. j
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, |
Office or Comptroller-General,
Columbia, S. C, March 21?. 1875. !
IN accordance with nn Act of the Gen?
ta! Assembly, entitled "An Act to.
make appropriations to meet the ordi-1
nary expenses of the State Government .
for the fiscal year commencing Novenibfi
1, 1874," approved March 29, 1875, the
undersigned invites all parties interested :
to submit PROPOSALS for furnishing
this office with the "BOOKS AND
BLANKS for the County Auditors and
Treasurers, and other papers necessary!
to the collection of taxes" for the fiscal ,
year 1875. j
The following are among the items re?
45 Auditors' Duplicates, 28x18 inches,
of 250 pages each.
45 Treasurers" Duplicates, 20x 18 inches,
of 125 pages each.
45 Treasurers' 20% Duplicates, 24x18
inches, of 100 pages each.
200 Tax Receipt Books, 1,000 receipts
in each. i
200,000 Tux Returns.
1,000 copies Abstracts of Duplicates.
1,000 copies Abstracts of Realty.
1,000 copies Abstracts of Personalty.
1,000 copies Abstracts of 20% Penalty.
1,000 copies Settlement Sheets.
1,000 copies Deductions and Abate?
1,000 copies Nnlln Bona Taxes.
1,000 copies Abatement Poll Tax.
Claims for Abatements, Redemption
Forfeited Lnnds. Circulars, Jfec.
Samples of the Books, Blanks and
Forms required can be seen on applica?
tion at this office.
Parties who desire to submit projiosals
are requested to forward the same by
mail, on or before the 15th proximo, en?
dorsed "Proposals for Stationery." Any
contract awarded will be. paid by warrant
on the State Treasurer, on account of the
collections for 1874. The Stationery will
be required to be delivered at this office,
on or ocforo the 1st of June next.
THOS. C. DUNN.
-General State of S. ('.
New Spring Millinery.
MRS. M. O'CONNERhas just I
opened, at the store formerly
occupied by F. B. Orchard &. |
Co., a fine and well selected
stock of MILLINERY AND |
FANCY GOODS, to which she would in?
vite the attention of tho lodies of Colum?
bia and vicinity. Prices moderate.
April 2 lint
Hardy Solomon keeps choice articles.
E C U LATOR
The symptoms of Liver Complaint are
uneasiness and pain in the side. Some?
times the pain is in the shoulder, and is
mistaken for rheumatism. The stomach
iia affected with loss of appetite and sick
Jness, bowels in general costive, and
sometimes alternating with lax. The
head is troubled with pain, and dull,
heavy sensation, considerable loss of
memory, accompanied with painful sen?
sation of having left undone something
which ought to have been done. Often
complaining of weakness, debility and
low spirits. Sometimes many uf the
^abovc symptoms attend the. disease, and
at other times, very few of them: but the
Liver is generally the organ most in?
SIMMONS' LIVER1 ^REGULATOR!
For all Diseases of the Liver, Stomach ami Spleen !
IT is evidently a Family Medicine, and by being kept ready for im?
mediate resort, will save many an hour of suffering, and many a
dollar in time and doctors* bills.
After forty years' trial, it is still receiving the most unqualified testi
monials of its virtues from persons of the highest character anil re?
sponsibility. Eminent physicians commend it as the most
for Constipation, Headache, Pain in the Shoulders. Dizziness. Sour
Stomach,, bad taste in the Mouth. Bilious Attacks. Palpitation of the
Heart, Pain in th" region of the Kidneys. Despondency. Gloom anil
forebodings of evil: all of which are the offspring of a diseased Liver.
If you feel Dull. Drowsy, Debilitated, have frequent headache.
Mouth tastes badly, poor Appetite and Tongue Coated, you are suffer?
ing from Torpid Liver, or "Biliousness." and nothing will cure you so
speedilv and permanently.
The Liver, the largest organ in the body, is generally the seat of the
disease, and if not Regulated in time, great suffering, wretchedness
and DEATH will ensue.
Armed with this ANTIDOTE, all climates and rhnnges of water and
food may be faced without fear. Ah a remedv in MALARIOUS
FEVERS, BOWEL COMPLAINTS, RESTLESSNESS, JAUNDICE,
NAUSEA, the Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medicine in the
"I have never seen or tried sueh a simple, efficacious, satisfactory
and pleasant remedy in my life."?H. Haim.h, St. Louis, Mo. \'
"I occasionally usn, when my condition requires it, Dr. Simmons'
Liver Regulator, with good effect"?Hon. Au:x. H. Stevens.
"Your Regulator has been in use in my family for pome time, and 1
am persuaded it is a valuable addition to the medical science,"- (iov.
j. Gill Shobter, Alabama.
??I have used the Regulator in my family for the past seventeen
years. I can safely recommend it to the world as the best medicine I
nave ever used for that class of diseases it purports to cure."?H. F.
"Simmons' Liver Regulator has proved a good and efficacious medi?
cine."?C. A. Ntrrrnxo, President of City Bonk.
"We ha?5 been acquainted with Dr. Simmons' Liver Medicine for
more than twenty years, and know it to be the best Liver Regulator
offered to the public"?M. R. Lyon end H. L. Lyon, Druggists, Belle
For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, JAUNDICE, BILIOUS AT?
TACKS, SICK HEADACHE, COLIC, DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS,
SOUR STOMACH, HEART BURN, Ac, Ac,
It TTftf Rl-to XJc^lxlaX.
Is a faultless Family Medicine,
Does not disarrange the system,
la aura to eure if taken regularly,
Is no drastic violent medicine.
Does not interfere with business,
Is no intoxicating beverave,
Contains the simplest and best remedies.
CAUTION.?Buy no Powders or Prepared SIMMONS' LIVER
REGULATOR, unless in our engraved wrapper, with Trade Mark,
Stamp and Signature unbroken. None other is genuine.
Jan 30 JwGmo J. H. ^TT.TTff & CO Macon, Ga., and Philadelphia.
Attend the Time Event."
if MORNING, APRIL G, 1875.
EOongaree Iron Works, i
COLUMBIA, S. C.
JOHN ALEXANDER, Proprietor. I
. fc^-T*,* MANUFAC
^:?I^bv? ' TUBER Steom !
?swRnhKj^Bif & -: - - Engines, Saw
and Orbit Mills, :
Gin Gearing, !
i and t\H kinds ;
al Castings lor
Stores nnd Dwellings, Patent Railings
for Garden? nnd Cemeteries, Iron Settees
and Arbor Chairs; alno. Dross Castings of
till kinds. Reils for Churches, Schools,
Work-shops, Ac. Guarantee all my work
first class and equal to any North or
South. Works at foot of Lady street and
near South Carolina nnd Greenville and
Columbia Railroad Depots. Nov IS
City Taxes?Time Extended.
HE books of the City Treasurer are
now open for receiving of Taxes for
lb-75. All City Taxes must be paid be?
fore; the 15th day of April instant. '.There
will positively be no further extension.
RICHARD JONES, City Treasurer.
QTORED and INSURED at very lowest
? rates, and the top of the market gua?
ranteed for all Cotton consigned to us for
sale. Advances made at one peb cent,
pek month upon all Cotton Stored with
us, No '"barge for Dravage.
Northern Timothy and Clover at SI.25
and 1.50 1U0 -full weight guaranteed.
Fine Early Rose, Goodrich, Peerless,
Peachblows raid other varieties.
Jone^port Fertilizer?oh good as any
UBed?S45? ton cash and 50 5? ton time.
SOUTHERN WAREHOUSE CO.,
Feb 19 3m Opposite S. C. R. Depot.
v?t fi Administrator's Notice.
ALE persons having demands against I
the estate of MARY THOMPSON,
deceased, will please present the same,
properly attested; and all those indebted 1
will make prompt payment to the under?
signed. D. G. THOMPSON,
Adni'r of Marv Thompson, deceased.
O.niTMBiA, S.C., April 2, 1875.
Excellent OpjcrlmlyHo Obtain a City Residence.
Or Valuable Improved axd Unimproved
Together with Other Desirable Property, in
City of Oelv.BiMa, S. 0.
1. BRICK STORE?Lot 26x180 feet, on West side Main
street, between Blanding and Taylor, valued at.$7,500 00
2. BUILDING LOT, "West side Richardson street, be?
tween Blandina nnd Laurel, 26x20S feet. 1,850 00
3. BUILDING LOT, adjoining Lot No. 2, 26x208 feet... 1,850 00
4. COTTAGE HOUSE, balf acre lot, containing excellent
well of water, with fine fruit garden; a delightful residence, on
Elinwood avenue, between Gadsden and Wynn streets.1,800
5. BUILDING LOT, on North side of Gervais street, be?
tween Assembly and Gates, 69x208 feet. 1,700
6. TWO-STORY BRICK BUILDING, lot 74x92 feet, on
Gates street, near Pendleton, with every convenience. 1,600
7. CARRIAGE and PAIR EXTRA FINE MATCHED
HOUSES, Harness, Pole and Shafts, Blankets, &c, complete..
rOne a promising four-year old, will trot his mile in neigh
borhood of three minutes; both good drivers singlv."
8. BUILDING LOT, on East side of Assembly street, be?
tween Blanding and Laurel... 800 00
9. BUILDING LOT, on East side of Assembly street, be?
tween Laurel and Blanding.
10. COTTAGE HOUSE and lot, comer Gates and Divine
Streets, 54x108 feet.
11. BUILDING LOT, on West side Gates street, between
Medium and Pendleton. 000 00
12. BUILDING LOT No. i, half acre, corner oi Hender?
son and Indigo streets.
13. BUILDING LOT No. 2. half acre, fronting on
adjoining Lot No. 1.
14. BUILDING LOT No. 3, half acre, corner Pielcens and
15. BUILDING LOT No. 4, adjoining Lot No. 8, on Pick
ens street, half acre.
16. BUILDING Lo T So. 5. half acre, comer Tobacco and
17. BUILDING LOT No. 6, half acre, on South side To?
bacco street, between Bickens and Henderson .
18. BUILDING LOT No. 7, quarter acre, on East side
Pickens street, between Tobacco and Indigo. 100 00
19. BUILDING LOT No. 8, quarter acre, adjoining No. 7.
BUILDING LOT No. 9. quarter acre, adjoining No. 8.
21. BUILDINO LOT No. 10, quarter neve, adjoining No. 9
22. DOUBLE CASE GOLD LEVER WATCH.
Gentleman's Heavv GOLD CHAIN.
Pair Ladv's GOLD BRACELETS.
Lady's DOUBLE CASE GOLD LEVER WATCH....
Ladv's SINGLE CASE WATCH.
Lady's GOLD CHAIN.
DOUBLE CASE STEM WINDJNG WATCH.
29. DOUBLE CASE ENGLISH LEVER "WATCH... ..
30. Ladv's DRESSING CASE .
31. DOUBLE CASE WATCH.
Total value of property.$21,820 00
f id&eis $5?Nmmbez t# be Itsm?4 4.SM?
*^The Holder of each Ticket will be entitled to free admission to
the Musical Entertainment at the Opera House on the Evening of the
Distribution of the Awards. war-Titles to the Property are perfect.
The Distribution will be under the supervision and direction of a
Committee appointed by the Ticket-Holders. The money received for
Tickets will be immediately deposited in the Union Savings Bank, with
a list of ticket-holders, and instructions to refund in case Distribution
should not take place. It is believed that the Tickets will be disposed
of rapidly and the Distribution made at an early date?probably by the
middle of April. The only desire of the originators of this project is
to dispose of some surplus property, at a fair rate, and in such manner
as to enable any one to procure a site for a home.
JULIAN A. 8ELBY. Manager, Columbia, 8. 0.
?STTickets can be obtained at Indian Girl Cigar Store, Columbia
Hotel Cigar Store, Wheeler House, California Cigar Store, S. Sheridan's
?Grocery Store and the Phc?jux Office, Columbia.
?UME XI?NUMBER lg
NEW STYLE DATS!.
Are very handtome, ar>d will be made-to ?
order at LOW PRICES.
Mar 1Q R. & W? C7d WAFFD3LIT.
New Books, at Bryan's Bookstore
WORKING to Win, a story for girls,
Mistress of the Manie, by Dr. Holland?
author of Arthur Bonnycastle, SI 50. *
A History of Germany, from the E.iUicV. ?
Times, by Oharlton Lewis, $3.60^
Manual of Mythology, Gres^ Romc^U V
Norse, Hindoo, Egyptian and Old German,
Prairie and Forest, the Game of North
America, with adventures in their purauiA. .
by Gillmore. $1.50.
Health and Education, by Xingsley, $1.75- .
Hogarth's complete works, ia threo T.O?
lames. The Wild North Land, by Major
Butler, with plates, $2.60. History of Club?
and Club Life, London. Book of Wondsr
InlCharacters, with portrait*. The filarj; .
Dictiovary. historical and anecdotah
Homes and liaanta of thu British Poets-,
London, and other new boot-*. Nov 1
Grand Central Java Coffee. .
WE are agents for the GRAND CEN?
TRAL JAVA COFFEE COMPANY:
Their coffee ia sold in pound paokageo,^
thirty cents per pound, and euch case (>:.
sixty pounds, contains a superior-eight day .<
clock, whieh beaomaa the property of- the
lucky purchaser who bnys the package oou*
tainfeg the ticket whieh entitles the owner
thereof to the clock. The coffee is
value itself for the price charged, and tb?
clock ia given as a prise to induce pur?
chasers to trv the coffee.
Jan 22 JOHN AOXEW & SON.
ATTORNEY AT UWVV
OFFICE, Boom Mo. 5, Soother* Inem
anoe Company Building, Columbia.
8. C._MaTch 11 lmo
JSLLIu NEW SBEXH
A COMPLETE STOCK.
ALL NEW, diiect from the tieett FarxgU^
of IOWA. FLOWEB and VEGETABLE -
wholesale and retail.
L?RICK ft LOWRANCE.
March 10_Columbia. 8. O
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ROOM No. C, Second Floor, New Lire
Insurance Building, corner Hichurd
son and Washington Street*, Columbia,
New Sugar-Cureo Hams.
1 Hil NEW YOKK sugar cured HAMS
L\JVF choice quality. Just received am*
for sale by JOHN AGNJBVV* HON.
Mackerel i Meckerei!.
VTf TE Iis ve just teceived a full *npDlv
V? choice MV'KEKBL, eontietine; of
AVir ktess A'us 1 2 and 3, in harret??, hali
barrels ami kits, which we are offering t f
qrratiy reduced price*, ut wholesale ana re*
tail. _ JOHN AGNEW & SON
PERSONS having city taxes or license*,
to nay. can save money by purchas?
ing CITY COGl'ONS and CITY 8CKIP of <..
D. GAMBUILL, Bi'akor,
March 8 107 Main street. *
Annual Meeting of the Hout'a.Carc
Una Railroad Company t- nd of the
South-western Railroad Bank.
SiiAi.LH0LDl.li8 having. Proxies in?
tended to be r.*ed at the Sfeeting to be.
held on the 13th and 14th of April proximo*
are requested te lodge them, wish ei'henc.fr
j the following Committee, who will be in at?
tendance at the Hull of the..Bask* ot
Charit ston daring the morning of the lSlh.
pros , for the purpose of verifying ft-wliesx
On the fjllowiug day, daring lht*- tleetftoav
other duties may prevent the Committee
from examining batches of Proxies before
the hour for oioting tke peUs.
L. 0. HErlDBlCIIA.) Committee
C. P. AIM AB, V on
Mar 18 fit ? ? M ft?, AI t M It Iff U14
of the Bout
Company and if the
em Railroad Bank.
CHARLESTON. 8. C.j Ma*OH*187?, ?
TB E Anoual Keating of the Steenhnldent
of the Sooth Oarohnft Railroad and of
the Hootk-veeUra Railroad Bank will be
held In thia city, in the Hall of the Baak of
Cbarleaton, North-east corner of Broad an '
State afreets. ON 'I??8DAY, April 18th
orox., at 11 o'cloek A. M; On Uta day fal?
lowing, an election will be held between the
hours of 9 A. M. and ft P. ML., Tot fifteen Di?
rectors in the Railroad Company and tbir
tean Directors in the Bank. A Committee
to verify Proxiea will attend. Stockholders
will be paesrd over the Road, re andvrona
the Meeting, free of Ohara?.
J. K. EM KEY. Secretary.
Mar 13 1C 20 23 27 30, Al 3 G 8 TO 12 l&l* *