Wedo?sday Morning, May 17, 1865.
Too La st .XiOoal Robbery and its Ccu
When advised that local raiding parties
had been organized for the purpose of
plundering tho public 6tores of cominis
.arr, quartermaster and hospital, we then
warned the people that th^se movements
v.-cre only initiatory cf a general system
vii robbery, from which the whola cammu
siiy niu3t Huffer. There were ta any who
excused the plunderers, and persuaded
themselves not only that th-?y vere not
criminal, but that they would .e'-op short
in their proceedings ns soon as they had
exhausted the public stores. But the appe?
tite grews from what it feeds on; and thc
transition is easy from public to private
.property. The supplies gathered for the
sustenance of the railroad operatives, nvere
' r.ex>, stoien; and these also were impu
iTentty argued to be public stores. Wc
"ext were advised.cf the ro-bbery of town
people and town houses. Burglary began
ic move in ever}- direction where plunder
could be had, and no lodger sought tc*
ruak-? apologies. Horses and mules were
stolen from private stables; cows were
carried off which gave support to widows
M:IJ orphans, and men had reason to go
armed with their revolvers whoa walking
rho streets by night. Supplies gathered
ia the neighboring country for the suffer?
ing poor and the people of Columbia in
g?uera?, were violently taken from the
depots at various places, ano the wagons
bringing them into tbe city were plunder?
ed along the highways. There was yet a
point beyond which it was hoped that the
criminals would not attempt. But thc
hope was fallacious. The. mules sent by
the charities of other cities for the purpose
of bringing supplies to our starving popu?
lation, have .been stolen to the number of
thirteen, and are, we suppose, irretrieva?
bly gone. What is the prospect before the
people her..? Absolute famine and starva?
tion. There are no less than ten thousand
people here daily receiving rations, who
have no other means of getting bread for
themselves and childi en. feeo these un?
happy destitutes ?t the ration house, daily
clinging to its porches, eagerly waiting for
tho doors to open and give them that daily
brer.d for which they are authorized cud
required to pfay. What must bethought
of that conscience which beholds, without
remorse, the sufferings cf this people,
wiilio rending from the poor that pittance
which they have hitherto received from
ti 3 hands of charity? What sort of soul
? must the wretch possess who rends from
the destitute the small bounty of food
which has been just given him by the
Good Snmr.ntan-which steals from the
starving and famishing his cup of watT*r
and his crust of bread? Language fails in
3ny attempt to describe the horrid greed
of lust and selfishness which thus remorse?
lessly preys on the sufferings of the dis?
tressed. The result of this horrid system
of plundering has been reached, and thc
Executive Committee of Relief has given
Eoiicc that their resources are nearly at
an en'; thi, they will, in a shor.. time, be
c ompelled to close their door.s-all supplies
exhausted, and no means left them any
longer to supply the citizens with food.
VS'haL remains! The prospect before uti is
too terrible for contemplation. \V.e 6hall
ail hnve noed lo make away from a com?
munity, which thus plundered by man,
may bo fairly assumed to be abandoned of
?Goo. m , ?
THK NJ;-V EXCITEMENT.-New York
would not be New York if not kept iii a
ontinued fever of excitement. -This time,
lae fever liss been occasioned by a new
scheme .rf emigration to Mexico. Emi?
grants are called for in most of th6 North?
ern cities for colonization in Mexico,
where they are invited "io make a strike
?or fame and fortune" in the lard of golden
r reR an* luscious fruits. Certain generals
^ad colonel:; ai a at the head of the scheme.
Certain ve-se?6 are already prepared and
companies ready to depart. The Herald
is in a quandary, Sud asks what it means.
"Isjit a plan to help the faiiing fortunes of
.Maximilian, or is it the commencement of
a ?rand hostile movement against the
French ascendancy?" Quit:>. sabe! The
soldiers return, d from jije- war ore, in
large nuraberp, ready ior the new enter?
prise, whether ii shall support Maximilian
or Juarez, or to begin a pretty little inde
r cadent Yankee establishment of ? s own,
( -ri i ??-.. . qua1, y of fy? nc a and Yankee.
Pair Laborers in the Vineyard.
It will bc ?ne of the best 'signs in our '
I constellation, wti?n we can sec a greater
spread of female influence in taste, fancy
letters and the fine arts. "Were oftr-conn
try farm-houses commonly to exhibit ex?
ternal proofs of the female hand governed
by proper taste and ? sense of the beauti?
ful; could we. see each cottage, however
humble, adorned with gadding vines, and
gardens having flowers, neatly laid out,
kept clean and nice, and looking fanciful
we should see the results iu Abe great im?
provement of the men. A3 women refine
themselves and'their households, their
manners and their conversation, and r's?
to the appreciation ot art and thc beauti?
ful in art and nature, the standards of aim
and culture in the mon would be forced
to make a corresponding advance, aud a
new stimulus would be given to all those
morals that necessarily wait upon .indus?
try. But coarseness in the woman-insen?
sibility to all tastes of a better sort-de
aerating nothing.but her own person
will necessarily lead to boorishness and
brutality in the man. There i.-t a great
deal of fine tast% education, acquisition
and real talent among our women in citv
and country, here and there-iii this Dis?
trict, or that country settlement, which
never acts externally upon society; which
lives within itself, end if it draps its mi tri
I nient from without, gives out nothing in ?
return, unless within the limits of a very
sKiall circle. Now, the law-regarding
mind is very much that which rules the
ecpnomj* of a spring or fountain. These
must give oyt as they take if?, or they
corrupt their own sources, stagnate and
become ungrateful, where they might be
.sweet and lovely, sud always abundant in
their overflow. Could we now.whisper in
.the ears of our fair correspiUSent, Daisy
Dale, for example, we should say, address
your thoughts aud*efforts, not merely t<*
the passing und occasional, and under the
influence of capricious moods and im?
pulses, but under the guidance cf will and
thought, leading to design-deliberate de?
sign and well-chosen purpose. Mere occa?
sional and spasmodic efforts, under a mo?
mentary mood, conduct usually to perxi
fire and trilling, and the mind is frittered
away in the merest 6porls and vagaries of
fancy, making no permanent impression
upon society, its heart or m nd. Sup-*
pose, dear Daisy, you address yourself to
a series of sketches a1 out the environs of
Columbia, in which, while you paint na?
ture, you* appeal to art, and salj-'cting
faacy to the rule of thought, make it that
nimble and subservient page, graceful as
Ganymede, who, waiting upon Apollo,
and bearing messages of the muse? minis?
ters in his place, without venturing to
glide or leap into the seat of authority.
! Using fitney under the guidance of thought
. and as its simple tributary, and marshall?
ing the legions of thought, under the ban?
ners of design, you*array the whole grand
armies of the fine and even the mochnni
cal arts, for the protection, the health,
wealth and glory of society. We trust
that Daisy Dale, and all the Daisy Dales
who hear us, will hearken to our voice of
pleasant pleading, and assert their minds
with a becoming will to a noble purpose.
Chief Justice Chase, in Chat lest on, was
waited upou hy the most influential citi?
zens, including Mayor Macbeth, John
Phillips, R. W. Sevmour and George W.
j Williams. Ile dined, the same day, with
Col. Gurney, where none of these gentle
Lmei. appear to have been the guests. A
. procession of colored citizens, with a band
j of music, marched into the piazza during
; the feast; but the Ohief Justice, though
; highly appreciating the compliment, ce
I ciined iua>'.iug a speech at that tims. Sub
\ seqneutly he did, nod a very long one.
. The party arriving with Justice Chase,
included the Rev. Dr. Fuller, f">rm-3"ly of
Beaufort. General Gil?mc-re had a Ior,g
conference with-the Chitt Justice, who is
I no doubt cn a politico judicial niiesion.
j We learn that President Davis, Vice
I President Stephens sud G?n?ral Wbee?ej
passed through Augusta, on Sunday, in
charge of a Federal guard, on their way
to Washicgton. lix. Davis waa captured
in the Western jjart of Georgia, after a
severe fight, in which a number ot pur
sons were, killed.
Sherman's aimy rs on ita way to Alex?
andria. Tiiey are not to forage cn the
country. Pillagers are to be punished, if
caught. Refugees are discouraged ?from
following thc army, in censequence cf
.. ebert ratiOM. " ^
JjDlaiys tn Charleston.
A large, mealing t":>k,p'tce al **Zion;
Cbureb -a largo attendtnoe ot ??iiinin'trie!
body of tr/e cknreti, (be galleries being
given up to the colored troops and the
b?rae guaid. General Santon fnade a
speech from the pulp'"', which is reported
in the Courier vt length. His address tras
principally (nade to the . negroes. He
wished every head of a family to acquire
a farm; was glad to asy that many of th?
colored people had availed themselves of
the privilege. Tl;e titles are to be made
good. He will try to have it eo. He esti?
mates the number ot those having farms
ask80,000. The colored people mast have
a voice in reconstruction and re-organiza?
tion. It id.their right. They roost have
the elective franchise, and his motto and
their? must be, "No taxation without rep?
resentation." -They must petition the
President for their Tights. He sayr. "I
believe measures will ahortly be introduced
into, Congress to* pay the rebel debt-a
debt contracted to make you slaves. I
believe, ir; that w.y, the black man will
h*ve nu opportun ?fy to save the nation's
honor." He concluded with moving three
cheers for the Union, three for the ballot
and as many for the elective franchise for
i thc cpl (ired men.
Mr. Thomlinson followed to thc same
effect, with some few differences. He ip
sisted that poor white men in South Caro?
lina were treated with as much contempt
R3 were the negroes. He wished these two
classes to come forward together, ss in on?
cau<se. "The leading and influential men,"
he said, "can never be allowed to have
any further say in the reconstruction oT
this Government" The Northern people
were willing to forgive and forget in ike
case of the common people, but there was
neither forgetting nor forgiving in the
case of the leading and educated classes of
Major Dclany followed, and with an?
other sort of discrimination. He argued,
after reviewing the Denmark-Vesey con?
spiracy of 1822, that the leading class af
the whites discriminated in favor of the
mulatto and against the negro, because
the plot of Vesey had been revealed by a :
mulatto. The history ie certainly a ne*r
ono-thc alleged discrimination is a dream i
of the Major; hut let it peas with other
It was while the Major was thus dia-.
coursing that General Gillmore and Chief
Justice Chase- made thair appearance. The
Chief Jwstiee then made a long speech,
after' promising a very short one. Of thia
we shall makerno present report-it will
keep till another day, and our readers will
keep their impatience under prcper cur*b
till we are able to gratify it. - ^
Tm: MAILS.-It ?6 stated that the ?ails
will soon be established between this
point and Augusta, Charlotte, Richmond
and thc North.
Mrs. Charles Kean has had a long ca?
reer "u the stage. She made her debut at
Convent Garden forty-two years ago.
A story is carrent in Havana that Jeff.
Davis has on deposit, in one of the banks
in that city $190.000 in gold.
Mr. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State,
j entered that department under Van Ba
! ren. more than thirty rears a~o.
It is said that the attempt on the part
of Confederates to curry" out the law cf
, their Congress requiring the negro to light
j for the enslavement cf his race, has caused
a wide-spread and re ne rn I stampede ia
the Sauthon: part of Mississippi, especially
iii'Pike, Amit? and Wilkinson Countier.
One planter recently lost one hundred
head of his "peculiar" property, and :nany
1 otfiers have lost from ten t-j fifty, and in
1 numerous cases the renaways have carried
?ff carriages, horses, mules, harness and
household effects belonging to their mas?
ter And 8tLH the exodus continues*.
If fis stated ir; Washington that informa
I ( ion has been received a; the French Em?
bassy of the dangerous illness of the Em?
The United States firmy in Western Vir?
ginia is no longer to lind rations for the
suffering citizens. They will receive pro?
tection, but not pottage.
Thc Princess of Wales has arnounced
her intention of giving annually a Bible
worth three guineas, with two guineas in
money, as a prize to the female candidate
at the examination of the Adult Education
Society, who obtains a certificate of pro?
nciency in needle work and the highest
marks in the examinations ic eletnestary
The last accounts of the New York
market was tnat money was easy, and th?
market highly favorable to speculation.
A National Bank his been established
in Riobmond. to be called the United
States Depository, li G. Fant, Frusirient.
'The Ofliee of thc Ctttwnbia phoenix ?9
on Gatos street, second door from Plain.
Mr. Durbec advertises a valuable assort?
ment of articles, th's morning, at ar.ctic t:.
. To HE GABRUONEO.-We are reliably
informed that a guard of Federal soldiers
will arrive in thia city to day, for the pur?
pose of garrisoning it.. We ate also in?
formed of the programme bf the sold. ei*>
who are to garrison Southern cities ar.d
towns. Guerillas arni bandits will not be
tolerated-they will be treated as outlaws.
For every' ODe of thc Federals killed, ten
of,'the best citizens of a villiige, towr. or
city will suffer the penalty of death. No
search will be made for a guilty party; but
by the acts of such innocence will suffer.
To COBRESPONDKNTS^TW worthy con
tribiitor who 6ent us some verses ye ?ter
day, addressed to thc Virginians who ar?
said or supposed to have deserted Lee's
iirmy, is respectfully advised that ti-.?
pbociz ia a rare bird, and not to he cr nvht
with chaff. If the excellent contributor
aforesaid will look to the poem.? of .Moore,
he will find-that the Irish bard has strange?
ly enough anticipated him in every sylla?
ble of hia very original composition, and
the very lines he addresses to tfce Virgi?
nian? werewiddressed by Moore (in -S21 -
some fwrty-five years ago) to tho Austrians.
Our correspondent should have addressed
>bia verses io the Yankees, and spoken of
the Virginians, even as Moore spoke of
tiie Neapolitans, in his address io the Aus?
trians, their conquerors.
tj^" PKBSO?AU-All subscribers to the
Pluenix whose subscriptions' have ex?
pired, will please come forward and
renew, in specie or provisions; otherwise .
their papers will be stopped.
We wish it distinctly u':d"rstood
that eur terms are ash. No advertise?
ments *fll, therefore," be ?user:ed unless
paid for in advance. ?1
Wc "present the following schedule of
rates, in the case of 4he most obvious cem
moditiee For one month's subscription
<o the Phoenix, we will receive either of
the following, viz:
1 busiv?i corn. libll?li. pether potators
fi pounds butter. l2.~> lbs. flou:-.
7 \ lard. 4 lbs,card es.
.*! tl hftion. 9 qta. ric-e.
8 doze? eggs. 4 head of chickens.
. Wood, Vegetables and provisions gene?
rally - received nt fair marget rates ap?
proaching the specie standar':;.-.
The Paris joumnjs stale that the deTay
of twenty'years imposed by Prince Tal?
leyrand before publishing hts memoirs,
which he left sealed upf)ajcp:res this yar
There iff some talk of a singing festiva!
to be held af- Dresden (during the summer,
at which twenty to twenty-five thousand
singers will appear.
The Liverpool Post publishes the log of
th? steamer Cbinn, from which it is se^n
that she accomplished the voyage from
New York t?> Queenstown hi eight days
fourteen hours and eight minutes, (d ed net
ling, th? difference of time,) a feat unpa
* ralleled in the annals ol' screw steam nayi
! gation. Tile'' China's passage is several
I hours shorter than the fastest ever previ
> ously made hy any screw, and has only
been surpassed by occasional voyages of
I the Persia and .Scotia.
I The naval :1ac of Switzerland will be a
1 white cross upon ? ?ed field. A "field" is
j a very good place to display the navy^of
j a power that bas no seaboard or no river
running into the E..-a. So says a London
j cotemporary. .forgetting that tho Rhine
: and the Rh?n-: tah? their rise ia the Swiss
I Alps. .
A? English paper computes that there
I arc 500,000 drunkards in Groat Britain.
I In 1S35. the population of South Aus
I tralia was 2G0. In ISnt, it was 145,13?
j The pleasant practice cf bar.k robbery,
j bas hroken out in Ho;jg Kong. The
I thieves tin-re managed to dig a tunnel
seven?v feet in .'.ength between the crain
and the door 01 the treasury vault. Hav?
ing raised a. flag stone, they contrived to
get into the van'% and to. take from ' hence
. a sum of about $115.0u0.
E J AETHUR,
Attorney- at JLiV & Solicitor in Equity,
MAY "be form-'., for the present. ?.: I>r.
Geiger's of ice, headquarters,
may 17 2
Court of Appeals.
THE COD RT JV APPEALS will meet
at Columbio, b. C.. on THURSDAY.
18th instant. Farties interested will
govern themselves accord'.>glv
By order of B. 7. DUNKIN. C. J.
D. B. DESAU88U-;-X, Cbrk C^urt Appeal*,
?gf" Chester, Canden, Newber. y and
Greenville papers sony. may 116
550 Wrapping Paper. 40
OLD NEWSPAPERS fer ssl- at this
office Price 20 \ni 40 cent? a tcO.
Ey F. Eugene lurbcc
WILL be .?old. THfti VaY. 17th May. at
10 o'clock,' at my office,
Tbc following articles. vir::
. Lineee.fi OU, Shoe Thread, Looks. Pitc':
?r?<. Cast Steel, Castors. Screws, Env.-iop?;.
Writing Paper, 1 pe.-.m Printing Paptry'
Buttons, Iioree Combs, ?ic.
1 Carpe?, about 1,500 lbs. Swedish Iros
Rods, from |- to 1?. 1 coil Manilla Rope,
lo Nail-, liitge lol Carpenters' tools. *
may 17 1"
Household and Kitchen. Furniture. .
By F. Eugene Darbee.
WILL be*old,.TIllS DAY,-Mi, y 17. 1<?6?.
ar 10 o'clock, at my office, Assembly .
.st'?et, the followias: articles, viz:
Wardrobe, Looking' Glass, Towel Stand,
Chairs, Stool, Brooirts, Bureaus, Rocking
Chain, Goblets, Washstand. Bosket, Pot-.
Ovens, Jelly Glasses, Coffee Po's, Tea Pot*,
Bnck -ts, Cart?, Tubs, Dog Irohs, Feathers,
Marb e Top Table. ' May 17 1*
COLUMBIA, MAO; 15, 1865.
Ar ?. meeting of ibe Executive Commit?
tee, he'd this day, the following r?solu-?*
lions w jre passed:
Besotted, That on and after Wednesday
next, tbs supply stores w-ill sell provisions
?t the fellowing prices for coin, v?t: Meal,
$1 jier bushel;bacon, 12A ceats perpound;
lard, 15 cents per pound; reolsnvc-s. 25
cents per ja Hon; floor, 8 cents per pound.
R?solve '. TTiai the public are hereby ad?
vised that the committee cannot long sup?
ply the demands maderpon them for daily
rood, nnd that they must look elsewhere
The attention of those who have-mean3
to purchase is celled to the fart, that the"
committee :aunot supply them with pro?
f*rr~S& FEOM roy stable, on lastSnndoy
/j?h Bight, a MARE MULE, about ia
y Ai rs old, nhf>d before and on the right
hind foot; sha is branded on the left Lip
"U. S.;" where >he h?a shed the hair. it*is
black; where unshed, brown. She i*snp
posed lo be i:i Columbia. A suitable re?
ward will be-?riven for ?ny information so
that I cnn get her. H. H. SMITH,
m av 17 Near Dobo
FKESH-and CHOICE MEDICINES.
Superior GI EEK TEA.
SU G ALS. " ,
JAVA and F.tO CGFFF&
PEN KNIVES, STATIONARY.
BRUSHES. lOBACn ), TtN WARI,
FOR SA"F. KY
DR. P. MELVIN
Picken? stree^iictd of Lady street.
. may 17 1*
OF Mr. W; G. BEEBE, who left Colnm
bior for Charlotte on tb? 16th Feb?
ruary. Any information concern ing jh'im
will be thanVfally ry.-eived by his wife.
C. A. BEEHR. rrjay U s
" XJ^XTC^KTc>iti O O ?
IWILL be fjtind iii tbo South-Carolina
College huijdings, ia trie Library, from
10 a. ra. to 12m
May 4_JAMES IV T RA DEW ELL.
Tile State of South Carolina.
EXECUT1 VE DEPARTMENT:
COLUMBIA, May 12. iS^S
BUREAS information bc? bf en yivr^.
. to n:o of a murder committed upo;
?the body of H. W. POWELL^rby | regio
' .-nan pan.ed WADE, the property of C r>t.
! John Hi u nant, who ii us mau> bis erica^
Now, tlierefore, for the a,?preL*ns'c*i
[ ami arrest of the saif3. negr?*taanl narree,
i Wade, J. do offer a reward of *'WO UUJf
I DRED COLLARS. The said't;egro mai
Vade ii aged li? or 20 ye.trs. ?toetiy
j built, complexion slightly y<uow. fae?
j bumpy, particularly nose anti forehead;
j forehead prompient, and mai ked ly ?%
I large scsr at toa. edge cf the hair, causea
! by the kick of a horse,
j Ia witness whereof, I hart 6et! my h'ar.:
I [r, s.] ard ?eal, this twelfth daj| of^Jfcc,
I eighteen hundred ard si:?y-five. . .
3y the Governor: A. G. MAGRATH.
Official: C- F. JA.NNEY, Aetin| Private
Secretary, way 1<
ISS R. W. SH A KD Dropceeatc^otieri
a SCHOOL for eJiifdren* trader' U
years of age,.on MONDAY, the t?d in*r
Terms, ?to., made knowe oi^appliojtior tr
har at ne;' residence, Se nth side crX'ahegt*
j Ganor?, -iext 7aflt to tysiwer.c- of ftftVfes
' scr Rovcolis. may li i*
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