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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
COLUMBIA, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY ll, 1866.
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There is much of the intensely
ludicrous surrounding and investing
everything connected with the Chi?
nese. All Christendom was in a
broad grin'wher the English corres?
pondents, in 18 tO, during the Opium
>?ar, reported the Chinese as em?
ploying gigantic gongs of terrific
sound, and trumpets and horns of
fearful blast, as a means of intimi?
dating their<oes. The grin became
still broader, when it was also alleged
that in addition to these agents of
frightful sound and dismal melodies,
the Chinese likewise flaunted in the
faces of their enemies huge banners,
emblazoned with awful pictures of
dragons, "gorgeous and chimeras
dire," confident in the belief that
English valor was no match for sucli
terrible appeals, addressed* to the
ears and eyes of the "outside barba?
rians." The Chinese disappointment
is said to have amounted to a panic
and rout, when they discovered that
the gongs and dragons produced no
impression whatever upon the barba?
rous English invaders.
In an article recently contributed
to the Fortnightly Review by Sir John
Newring, appear some traits of Chi?
nese character equally as ludicrous
and amusing as those we have just
enumerated. Sir Johh's travels and
residence in China made him inti?
mately acquainted with the habits and
foibles of this strange people, and
his descriptions are given in a very
interesting and attractive narrative.
It is not uncommon in China,
when a criminal is sentenced to death
for his offences, to obtain a substi?
tute, who, for a reasonable compen- j
sation, say five or six hundred dollars,
will act as the prisoner's proxy in
undergoing the death penalty. The
authorities readily permit the substi?
tution, because by their laws, so
justice is vindicated in the person of
somebody, it is a matter of supreme
indifference whother he is the offender
On one occasion, six Englishmen
were urutally murdered at a small
village on the Pearl river. The Eng?
lish Government insisted on the pun?
ishment of the murderers, and six
men were publicly beheaded. It was
very certain they had nothing to do
with the crime, and the Chinese kur w
it, but being unable to catch the true
murderers they thought the English
would be equally as well satisfied (as
they would have been under similar
circumstances) with the lives of six
Some Chinese troops once fired
upon the British settlement of Shang?
hai. No injury was done, but the act
was of a character which might have
led to serious consequences. A com?
plaint was made to the great manda?
rin. On entering his tent, the Eng?
lishman found six Chinese soldiers
kneeling by his side. Close at hand
was an executioner, and the huge,
heavy swords were visible which he
usually employed in his work, "lt
was quite right to complain," said the
mandarin ; "it was quite fi* those
who had committed the outrage
should be visited with the punish?
ment. Inquiries had been made, and*
it was quite likely the men present
were guilty ; at all events, they had
been in the neighborhood. Utter the
word and their heads shall fall at your
feet." Both the mandarin and the
terrified soldiers were much sur?
prised (the latter equally so) when tho
English asked the release of the men,
because unwilling that the innocent
ould suffer vicariously for the
The mandarin dismissed the
erely telling them that
their lives to the clemency
he French embassy was
he Peiho, an outrage was*
on a Frenchman bv a
n, who was arrested and e?. .
to death. A deputation waited
ambassador, bringing with
an old man, whom they wished
hanged instead of the man who
committed the offence. They
said it would make no difference to
the ambassadors whether the oldman
r the young was executed. The death
either would show that punish
nt would follow injuries of that
d done to the French. They were
d that European usages required
at the criminal should suffer for the
_^e. Tho next day they came to
ffer "a better bargain" to the am
assador, and brought two men io
offer in expiation of the offence of j
Tiley have manufacturers of false j
noses in China, but none of false I
teeth. A mandarin who was anxious j
to learn something about the making |
of teeth, produced to Sir John Bow
ring a box full of artificial noses, of
various sizes and colors, with which
ho supplied the defects of his own.
He said he used one sort of nose be?
fore and another after his meals, and
insisted that the Chinese ingenuity
was greater than that of the Eng?
It used, to be believed in China
that no pure metal was produced out?
side of the Celestial Empire, and that
the coins brought from afar, would
in process of time be converted, by
natural means, into base metal, or
something worse. A person was
charged with stealing his master's
money; he did not deny having had
the custody of the dollars, but swore
they had been eaten by white ants.
Keshen (a Chinese sage) wai.' directed
by the Emperor to give his opinion
as to the quality o' the silver brought
to ( mina by foreigners, and these are
" The foreign money brought from
tin so outer nations is all boiled and
rei meed by quicksilver. If you wrap
it up and lay it aside for several years
without touching it, it will be turu?Vl
into moths and corroding insects,
and the silver cups made from it by
these barbarians' will change into
. Probably Keshen had read in our
sacred scriptures that "moth and
rust do corrupt,"audof the "riches"
which "make to themselves wings
and fiy away."
Esc:i?)r of n. Wliifc Boy from tile
Indium-A Story of Captivity.
The St. Louis Democrat mya: Lieut?
enant Thomas E. Sallee, of tho
Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry, com?
municates the following deeply in?
teresting statement from Mound Sta?
tion, Colorado Territory :
On the 27th of November, 1865, a
small boy, supposed to be about
twelve years of ?gc, of rather dark
complexion, black hair and black eyes,
came into a ranche (near Mound Sta?
tion, of the overland stage line run?
ning from Atchison, Kansas, to Den?
ver City, Colorado,) about 170 milos
East *of Denver. He could speak
very little plain English, bnt by signs
could easily be understood. I, (being
in command of the military at Mound
Station,) on hearing of his arrival,
immediately brought him to my
station. He is now here, and is
learning to talk very fast. He informs
me that the Sioux Indians have had
him captive for inaiiy years, but he
don't know how many. He don't know
anything about his parents, but sup?
poses that they were killed by the
Indians at the time of his capture.
He neither knows his name or where
he was captured. He left the Indians
on tho 21th instant, eighty miles
South of this place, on the Repub?
lican river, 3,000 in number.
He luckily made his escape on a
pony; but ruuniug his pony to death
the first night, he was then compelled
to take it afoot for three days, arriv?
ing at the ranche on the evening of
the 27th. All that lie had to eat' after
leaving the Indians until he arrived
at the ranche wras one crow that he
had found dead, and a piece of a dead
ox. He says the Sioux Indians have,
two white women and several negroes
captives now. He is a good looking
and intelligent youth.
I take this method of informing
the public of the unknown's where?
abouts. We are now under marching
orders, and will march to St. Louis,
Mo., to be musteretj. out soon. I
think we will be at St. Louis between
the 1st and 15th of January, 1866. I
will bring the boy with me, and if any
of his relatives (should he have any)
see this and come and identify him,
they can have him; if not, I expect
to take him home with me (to Mercer
County, Missouri,) and educate him.
All editors who see this will pleate
i let it find room in their colflinns.
CURIOUS JOURNEY OF A NEEDLE.
A gentleman of Chicago, a few days
since, cut from the left hand of an
acquaintance in that city, a piece of a
needle five-eighths of an inch long,
which was broken off in the palm of
the right hand six years ago. He
states that the first he felt of the
needle was about six months ago, in
the wrist of his left arm. The needle
was much corroded, and the gentle?
man will, of course, preserve it as a
curiosity, it having traversed the
entire length of both arms, besides
passing through his body. Needles
which nave been lost in the flejh have
before been kuowu to make strange
passages, but this is one of the most
curious cases on record. .?
A lady of Baltimore was asked tb ?
other day why she chose to live ?,
single life. She knaively replied,
"Because I am notable to support a
Nomination for the Mayoralty.
MANY friends of Dr. EDWARD SELL
hereby respectfully recommend him for
the Mayoralty of this city, at the election
to bo held on th? first MONDAY in April
lt will no doubt be remembered-espe?
cially by citizens of somewhat mature age
-that, some years ago, DriSill was called,
for three consecutive terms, to preside
over tho municipal affairs sf Columbia as
its Intendant, without salary. Ho is, there?
fore, not without experience in the duties
of the offico. If, then, in the present
aspect of things, there is need of our pos?
sessing the qualifications of industry,
fidelity, economy and thorough business
habits, coupled with official experience,
into whose bands must be committed the
administrativ? affairs of the city-then
will these all bo found, in a great measure,
united in tho individual hereby nominated.
THE subscriber returns his thanks to
? his patrons, and will be happy to fur?
nish FRUIT TREES, of all tho choicest
varieties, adapted to our climate.
Apples, Poaches and Nectarines, at 30 to
50 cents; Pears, Plums, Cherries, Apricots,
75c. to $1; Evergreens, Rosea, drape Vines,
of chotee kinds; English Walnuts; Spanish
Marron Chesnuts; iigs and Ever-bearing
Mulberries; Asparagus and Horse Radish
Roots, Ac; Macartney Rose and Osago
Orange, for hedges.
Descriptive Catalogue, with directions
for planting, sent to all post-paid appli?
cants. Dr. C. H. MIOT. Columbia, is my
agent. Address WM. SUMMER,
Jan 2 }18_Pomaria, 8. C.
Yorkville Female Seminary.
ira. THE exercises of this insti
/f[^? tntion will begin. D. V., THE
cM- G8m^ Fl EST MONDAY OF FEB
A commodious Building has
CS^ been secured, both for TEACH?
ING AND BOARDING PURPOSES.
MRS. N. W. THORN WELL will take
charge of the BOARDING DEPARTMENT.
Due attention will be given to MUSIC
BOARD AND TUITION, per session, $9G
in specie, or ?Ls equivalent.
DAY SCHOLARS, at $11. $16 and $21.
Promising to devote their best energies
to their work, the Principals would solicit
a liberal patronage.
Circulars giving full particulars, will be
furnished on application to Dr. Adger,
Columbia, S. C.; Kev. J. E. White, Chester,
S. C.; Rev. J. N. Craig, Lancaster, S. C.;
Rev. W. E. Boggs, Winnsboro, S. C.; Dr.
Wardlaw, Abbeville, S. C.; Col. F. E. Har?
rison, Anderson, s. C.; Rev. A. W. Miller,
Charlotte, N. C.; Rev. Wm. Brown, Rich?
mond, Va.; H. G. Witherspoon, Esq.,
Mayesville, S. C.; Gen. W. II. Wallace,
Union, S, C.. or to
REV. J. MONROE ANDERSON,
REV. R. B. ANDERSON,
Jan 9 3 Principals.
Fire and Marine
BEING appointed agent for sevoral
FIRST-CLASS INSURANCE COMPA?
NIES, I am prepared to insure to any
amount against fire. Amongst the offices
for which I am agent are tho well-known
Metropolitan, of New York; Continental, of
New York; and National, of New Orleans.
These offices alone have a capital of over
Policies made pavablo in either gold or
currency. JAMES G. GIBBES, Agent.
H. E. NICHOLS,
Corner of Assembly and Washington Sis.,
Ool\ira."fc>ia, S. c.
REPRESENTS a number of the best
both Northern and Southern-compa?
nies, possessing an aggregate capital of
LIFE, FIRE, MARINE.
INLAND AND ACCIDEN?
TAL RISKS taken on equi?
table terms, and ajl losses
?3T Policies made payable
in Gold or Currency.
.T KIW YORK,
Three Million Dollars
Iwue Polyrie? of
FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE
Made payable in Gold or Currency.
Negotiable and Bankable
CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE
Are ittued by thu Association.
H. E. NICHOLS, Agent,
Corner Assembly and Washington Sts.,
Dee i Imo _ Colombia, S,_C.
. JOB WORK
N?W?t EXECUTED AT THIS OFFICE.
TO MAKE ROOM FOR
SPJttNG & SUMME** STOCK*
W PO LESALK AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Large & Well-selected Stock?
EEDTJCED PRICES !
AGOOD assortment of PRINTS, of all
colors and qualities.
French and English MERINO.
Black and Colored ALPACA.
Opera. White and Red All-wool and Cot?
GINGHAM, JACONET, SWISS MUSLIN.
JEANS, CAMBRICS, PAPER CAMBRICS.
Bleached and Unbleached HOMESPUN.
Linen and Cotton SHEETING.
SHAWLS, LADIES' CLOAKS.
HATS and BONNETS, tr'med and unfd.
BONNET FRAMES, RIBBONS.
FLOWERS, FEATHERS, RUCHES.
BUGLE and other Fancy Dross and
Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Hosiery.
Cuffs, Collars, Hair Nets.
Breakfast Shawls, Sontags.
Hoop and Balmoral Skirts, Corsets.
Veils, Coatc's and Clark's Spool Cotton.
ALSO, A FULL LINE OF
GEM'S FURNISHING GOODS !
Over, Business and Black Frock COATS.
PANTS and VESTS of all qualities.
White Linen and Woolen OVER-SHIRTS.
Shaker, Merino, Woolen and Cotton
UNDER-SHIRTS and DRAWERS.
Socks. Suspenders, ColKrs, Wristbands.
Neck-Ties, Pocket Handkerchiefs.
Hats and Caps.
Fine Pegged and Sewod Boots, Gaiters
Together with a large and well-selected
stock of Plain and Fancy
FLOUR, BACON, CHEESE, BUTTER.
LARD, TEA, COFFEE, SUGAR.
Whole and Ground Spices, Candles.
Fancy and Common Soaps.
Soda, Indigo, Copperas, Blue Stone.
Madder and Logwood.
Plain and Fancy Crackers.
Herrings and Mackerel, by tho barrel,
half barrel and kit.
Sweet Oil, Ycaet Powders.
Carbonato of Soda, Concentrated Lye.
Fancy and Plain Candies.
Sugar and Fancy Toys, Sardines.
Cotton and Wool Cards.
Pocket and Table Cutlery, Scissors.
Tobacco and Solars.
Togethe* with a large assortment of
goods usually kept, and too numerous to
ALSO, ON HAND,
A largo fctock of WATCHES, CLOCKS,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry repaired.
Old GOLD and SILVER bought.
New and second-hand WATCHES bought.
KALB'S PATENT LIMBS.
HARTMAN'S PATENT ELASTIC
And FAIRBANK'S SCALES.
BETWEEN F LAIN A WASHINGTON,
GERVAIS (OR BRIDGE) STREET*,
Are continually receiving and keep <
OF THE FIN
( ?armed Fruit
Salt, Sweet P
GIN, RUM, I
St. Marceau* & Co.'s Champagne, Curaco
HENEY N. McG(
.Dr. J. J. McCants
OFFERS his professional services to the
citizens of Columbia and vicinity.
Office at residence on Richland street, next
door to Mrs. McFie's. Jan 9 4*
Cokesbury Conference Institute.
THE exercises of this weU known insti?
tution will be resumed on the FIRST
MONDAY in February. Y'oung men pre?
pared for any class in college. Boarding
m private families at reasonable rates.
REV. SAMUEL B. JONES, Rector.
W. W. SMITH, Classical Teacher.
MRS. G. T. MASON
PROPOSES to open, the second MON?
DAY in January, at her residence on.
Sumter street, above Richland street, a
DAY SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES. All
the English Branches, together with French
and Music on the Piano, taught. Particu?
lar attention given to Mathematics. From
her experience as a teacher, Mrs. Mason
ea rnestly desires to merit the confidence of
parents and guardians. For terms, apply
as above. Dec 81 12 *
Columbia Male Academy.
H. S. THOMPSON? Instructor in Mathe?
matics, French and English Branches.
RICHARD FORD, Instructor in the Latin
and Greek Classics.
THE exercises of this Acade
ifTjMk my will be resumed on the 8th
?J?LORfc^of January next. Pupils wAl
^?P^Hfi??be prepared for admission into
JBTS?F any university or xollcge. The
c?hJ^ course of study will include a
new and improved system of Book-keep?
ing, and special advantages will bo afforded
stich students as mav desire to fit them?
selves for mercantde life.
The scholastic year will be divided into
three terms of four months each. Tuition j
at the rate of seventy-five ($75) dollars per !
year for the Classics and French, and sixty
($60) dollars for the English Br: acnes,
payable at the beginning of each term.
Pupils who enter for less than a whole
term, will be charged at the above rates,
Greenville, S. C.
THE EXERCISES of this Institution
will be resumed on tho 15th of Feb?
For Circular giving fnrther information,
application may be made to
PKOF. JNO. F. LANNEAU,
Oct 28 67 Secretary of Faculty.
CRAWFORD k Milli
OFFICE IN COTTON TOWN,
COLUMBIA, S. O.
WILL store or attend to the forwarding
of COTTON, PRODUCE, FURNI?
TURE and GOODS entrusted to their care.
Will also sell HORSES, MULES, CAT?
We pledge ourselves to use every endea?
vor to promote the welfare of those who
may favor us with their patronage.
J. M. CRAWFORD. L, P. MILLER.
tS~ Charleston Neirs, Newberry Herold,
Winnsboro Netos, Chester Standard, Abbe?
ville Banner, Anderson InlelUgencer and
Greenville Mountaitieer will publish two
weeks, and forward bills._Dec 30
WA. HARRIS, Agent to Purchase or
. Sell Real Estate. Prompt attention
given to any business entrusted to his
care. Office, for the present, at his resi?
dence, corner Gervais and Bull streets.
Columbia, S. C._ Dec. 3
Plantations to Bent.
ON the 1st MONDAT in February, at Co?
lumbia, hy order of the Executor of
the Ute James O'Hanlon, will be disposed
of to the hignest approved bidder, th?
LAND belonging to said estate, for the
year 1866. and known as the Singleton and
Log Castle Tracts. They are superior cot?
ton and grain lands. 60 or 70 hands can
be advantageously employed on the Sin
gleton place, and about 25 or 30 at Log
astle. W. A. HARRIS, Agent,
2FINE MULES tor sale at M. HEIDT'S
Stors._J*n 9 3*
Law Books for Sale.
BY permission of JOHN A. BROWN,
Ordinary of York District, I will expose
to public sale, at the late residence of
Edward Moore, deceased, in Yorkville, on
the first Monday m February next, a large,
choico collection of LAW BOOKS, and
other articles unnecessary to mention.
Terms made known on dav of sale.
ALFRED MOORE, Executor.
Jan 9 2w_
OAA HANDS WANTED to work on
JU\J\J the Columbia and Hamburg Rail?
road, near Columbia. Apply to.
Jan 9 JAM. G. GIBBES.
OPPOSITE THE STA TE HO USE,
constantly sn hand a full supply of
?8 ANO UQUORSV
A, COFFEE, MOLASSES, CRACKERS,
sr, Lard, Ham?, Bacon, Dried Beef,
ekerel. Vinegar, Pickles, Sauces,
s, Mustard, Pepper, Spices, Ginger,
aisins, Brazil Nuts, Hazel Nuts,'
E WHISKIES, SCOTCH WHISKEY.
t and Sherry Wine.
a, Absynth, Maraschino, icc.
HAVING taken charge of tho above
HOTEL, and having thoroughly re?
fitted and refurnished it, I pledge "myself,
after many years' experience in this busi?
ness, to furnish my guests with clean, com?
fortable rooms, and a table supplied at all
times with the very best the markets afford.
I am determined to spare no pains to
please mv patrons.
My HACKS from Abbeville to Washing?
ton, Ga., will make daily connection with
this Honse, affording to persons going
Weat and East a safe, comfortable and ex?
peditious means of conveyance.
Pers. .is desiring to go from Abbeville to
anv point of the country not accessible by
public conveyance, can find at my LIVERY
STABLES, tor hire, Carriages, Buggies and
Saddle Horses. "P. S. RUTLEDGE.
Abbeville C. H., December 12, 1865.
(kumbia to Charleston.
THE NEW and FIRST-CLASS LIGHT
DRAFT STEAMER GEORGE is now
prepared to make -engagements to take
Freight from Granby Landing to Charles?
ton. All goods forwarded by this lino will
bc insured, if desired. Also, forwarded to
New York, and advances mado upon the
same, if required.
Dec 14 Imo A. L. SOLOMON, Agent.
MW The Abbeville Banner, Newberry
Herald, Anderson Intelligences and Chester
Standard will publish the above for two
weeks, and send hills to this office.
Just Received from New York
AND FOR SALE AT
L. C. CLAIRE'S,
ALARGE and fashionable assortment of
ORNAMENTS and TRIMMINGS for
Ladies' Dresses and Cloaks, consisting of
Bugles, Butterflies, Drops, Fancy Cords
and Buttons, of every description and size;
Breakfast Shawls, Central Park Hoods, In?
fant's Socks, Ladies' Fancy Neck-Ties,
Ladies'Fancy Neck-Ties, with" fringe, Dress
Elevators, Belt Buckles and Clasps, Silk
and Leather Belts, Belting Ribbons of all
colors and widths, Velvet Ribbon of all
widths. Ladies' Scarfs, Collars and Cuffs,
Traveling Bags, Ladies' Embroidered
Handkerchiefs, Ladies' L. C. Handker?
chiefs, Gent's L. C. Handkerchiefs, Gent's
Silk Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Gloves and
Gauntlets, Gent's Buck Gloves, Skirt Braid
of aU colors, Coat Bindings, Balmoral
Skirts, a large assortment of Hoop Skirts,
Ladies', Gent's, Youth's and Misses' Under
Vests, Laoies' Fla?mel Skirts, Ladies'
large Double Shawls; a fine assortment of
Perfumeries, Brown Windsor Soap, Tooth
Soap, Toilet Powdei\ Boxes and Pons, Hair
Brushes and*Combs, Nail Brasiles; a fine
assortment of Dress Goods, at greatly
reduced prices- DeLaines. Black and Col'd
Alpacas, Merinoes, Calicoes. &c.; Klack
Cloth and Cassimeres, Fancy ^
Blankets, Umbrellas, Blue ShirtingsT"
Eer Cambric, linen, Black and Colored
'ress Silks. Marceline Silk, Ac. Dec G
MESsns. EDITORS: Major THEODORE
STARK is respectfully nominated asa can?
didate for tho office of MAYOR of the city"
of Columbia-to be filled at tho ensuing
election in April next-by his
Dec_28 MANY FRUENDS._
The friends of D?. A. N. TALLEY nomi?
nate him as a candidate for Mayor at tho
ensuing election in April next. Nov 2 *
DR. R. W. GIBBES offers his MEDICAL
? and SURGICAL services to tho
public, at his residence opposite the old
In consequence of liability to asthma, he
cannot attend general practice, which
requires exposure at night and in bad
weather. Terms cash.
OFFICE HOURS- 8 a. m. to 10 a. m.,
and 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. Jan <J
FROM my stable, on the night of the
8th instant, a medium-sized black
H ?RSE, with a white spot in forehead and
.und legs sore. I will pay $25 for infor?
mation respecting thc norse, or. $50 for
detection of the thief. CHAS. BRILL,
Jan 10 3* Assembly street.