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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Saturday (Horning, February 24.1872.
Governor Scott and thc Pardoning
The wanton abuse of the pardoning
power by Robert K. Scott, during his
four years' reign in South Carolina,
would of itself, had he no other faults
or crimes to answer for, render his name
and administration infamous for all time
to como, in the eyee of every sensible
and decent man. We may safely ohal
lengh the records of all ages and peoples
to furnish even an approximate parallel
to the wholesale and shameless manner
in which tho servile demagogue by
euphemism dubbed Governor of South
Carolina has debased this highest execu?
tive prerogative. Since his inaugura?
tion, soaroe a day has passed that the
Executive olemenoy has not been
brought into requisition. During tho
year ending Ootober 15, 1870, we find
from- the report of O. J. Stoibrand,
Superintendent of tho State Peniten?
tiary, that 281 convicts were received
into the institution, and 205 were the
recipients of his Excellency's graoiout
pardon. Tho list of orimes of whiob
these prisoners were convicted exhauste
the whole calendar known to the law
murder, rape, manslaughter, arson, bur?
glary, larceny, ?fcc Three-tenths oi
them were colored men, tried before c
Republican judge and a jury compos?e
mostly of men of their own raoe. It ii
morally impossible that there coule
have been any impartial disoriminatior.
in their disfavor. The converse of thal
would come nearer the truth. Wha!
justification, then? What even shadow
of an exouse can our truly adventuroui
Governor plead for this scandalous fond
ling of oriminals, under the flimsy dis
gnise of Executive olemenoy?
It oannotbe defended upon any knowi
principles of good government or mo
rality. lu renders trials at the sessidni
court mere farces, and is a palpable ant
flagrant infringement upon the proviuci
of the judiciary department of the Go
vornment by the exeoutive. The court
of j us lieu are indeed, so far as their cri
minai jurisdiction is conoerned, rentieret
nugatory. The Governor, so-called, as
somes practically to bo jndge and jury
or, rather, to dispense with those noci
dents of government entirely. Sucl
conduct on the part cf the Chief Magie
trato of the State is a positive invitatio;
to crime, and our orowded oriminc
dockets do now bear testimony to th
truth of tho proposition. Our tex
books tell us that "the certainty of pc
nishment is of more consequence tba
the severity." Criminals do not s
much flatter themselves with the lenit
of the sentence as with the hope t
escape, for whiob reason nothing cot
tributen more to the suppression of cri m
than an undeviating impartiality in th
ex?cution of the laws. Gov. Scott, o
the oontrary, utterly ignores this wol
established maxim of government, d<
feats the execution of the law and mun
feats himsolf the friend and proteotor <
every thief and cut-throat in the oon
munity. Suoh notion may be in aooort
anoe with the old Scottish maxim tht
"hawks must not pick out hawks' eyes;
or, in modern parlance, "a pal shoul
not go back on a follow-oove." Stil
Robert E. Scott should remember, ho\
ever strongly his natural affinitius ms
indine him to sympathize with sue
characters, that he owes something 1
the distinguished position into whic
chance, no less than "fellow-ooves" hm
-? m ? ?
There is no rose without its thorn, i
King Christain of Sweden has late
discovered to his great annoyance ar
probablo cost. Tho Kiug is aoruclb.it
of a poet, and having in one moment i
weakness allowed some very well writtt
verses to appear in a Stockholm pape
all sorts of literary efforts have sim
been ascribed to him. Among others,
serios of ur tides, signed C., lately a
pouring in the snmo journal, which co
tainod sumo very severe Stridores upc
Prussia, alleging that "Prussia is to I
foared by all who do not desiro to I
converted into slaves, either as direct
indirect subjects of tho King uf Prc
oi?." In consequence of this, a very
feeling was created in Rerlin, sufficient
demonstrative to necessitate an offici
explanation in whioh tho authorship,
well as the sentiments, wero den ie
Truly tho path of State is a stormy o
whenever indulgence in a harmless r
oomplishment becomes so fruitful
trouble. Kings, it would ssem, shou
let their pons rust, but keep their swot
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SUDDEN DEATH.-Mr, Wilson C. Gi
sett, wo aro informed, died suddenly
his residence, near Eatesvillo, in tl
County, ono day lust weok.
\Spartanburg New Ertt.
Queen Victoria has pardoned tho t
convicted murdorors, Rov. Mr. Wats
and Miss Edmunds.
Alexis will be grieved to hear a pain-1
ful rumor, which comos all the way from
tho plains, to the effect that his old
frioud Spotted Tail, and his bund, pe*
risked in a furious bail storm on their
return trip from tho grand buffalo hunt.
This melancholy calamity ooonrred about
200 miles this side of the Black Hills, in ;
an open, desolate oountry, through1
which old Spot and his band were tuen i
roturning. The rain froze as fast as it
fell, and the whole oountry was covered
with a oout of ice four to six incheB in
thioknoss. No living being unsheltered
could havo survived the storm. And so
this is the last of the grand old ohief
and bin noble braves, White-Oat, Punch ?
bis-Head, Pot-witU-a-Hole-iu-It, Jump
Badish, Walk-off on-Your-Ear, and all
the rest of the poetical but unpleasantly
dirty gentlemen who accompanied the
royal party. With a deep sympathy for
Lo, there is yet somo consolation in the
reflection that they did not die until
after they wore first washed.
The first severe blow at monarohy in
Europe comes from little Portugal,
where the Gabi ucl has just unnouncod a
project of reform which sweeps away
many of the bulwarks which hodge in
majesty. It inoludes abolition of tho
hereditary peorage; the removal of nil
restrictions on the preus; the abolition
of punishment by death; tho right of
holding meetings subject only to police
regulations, and the extension of the
suffrage, already very low, to heads of
a family who can write. If these mea?
sures aro carried out, and it is supposed
they will be, Portugal will differ only in
name, and perhaps some minor particu?
lars, from a genuine republic.
Mn. EDITOK: I find that, through in?
advertence, I made a mis-quotation in
the article published in yesterday's
PHOENIX. Allow mo to correct it. I
should have quoted thus: "When I ar?
rived in Golumbia, in 1822," instead of
"when I flrat came to Columbia to prac?
tice." Also, to say that I was misin?
formed in regard to its being a clerical
error, whioh gave the authorship of the
first extract to Dr. Oreen, in place of Dr.
Wells. I fell into this error tho more
readily, as X claimed for tho author an
experience of thirty years aa a practi?
tioner of medicine. When I, as well as
all of Dr. Green's numerous friends,
know that he does notelaim ever to have
G. S. TREZEVANT, M. D.
JUDOS BOND.-The Washington cor?
respondent of the Baltimore Evening
Journal gives the following sketch of
As muny papers in the aonntry are
makiug a grout hue and cry about the
Ku Klux in South Carolina, and the ad?
ministration of justice by Judge Bond,
it is but just to let them know who
Judge "Huge Lnmmux" Bond is, and
Bomo of his antecedents. He is well
known in this city, as are the means he
used to secure his present appointment,
aud confirmation after appointment-tho
latter hoing strongly opposed by Charles
Angusttiii, of the plunderer's organ of
your oitv, und who is now his chief eulo?
gizer. I have been informed by reliable
persons, that when he was Judge of the
Criminal Court of your oity, he com?
pelled the orier of said court (who was
onoe in the dog business in Baltimore,
also an engine honse keeper, but now a
post office detective,) to divide his salary
(whioh was larger than that of the
Judge) with him. He (the Judge) was
the delegate to tho Methodist Episcopal
Church Conference at Winchester, Vir?
ginia, just before the war, who seceded
from the Conference because of his
strong pro-slavery views, which were an
tagouistic to the majority of the Confer?
Ho it was, while a Judgo of tho Crimi?
nal Court of your city, and ns such a
conservator of the peace, bogged nu
officer of the United States army to re
leuso from his custody Major Harry Gil
mor, (a prisoner of war,) in Baltimore,
und send his gnnrd homo, so that the
Union men could hang him (Major) Gil
mor to a lamp-post; and ho it was who
caused tho urrest of many Southern
sympathizers in your city during tho
luto war, by means of hid influence with
tho commanding gonerals and their pro?
vost marshals. While this prating Judge
professes Christianity, he nover was
kuown to improve any opportunity for
sowing the good seed, or of teaching,
either by precept or example, the les?
sons which wo are taught to believe as
coming direct from the fonntain-hoad,
aud certainly his actions do not appear
to bo influenced by the constant kindli?
ness and gentle bearing of those who
understand Christianity to siguify not
only faith, purity and devotion, but
also, that peace and good will among
men ure its fundamental principles and
essential elements. No, none of these 1
Duplicity is his forte, and has frequently
and faithfully served him.
DEATH OP MAJOK WM. H. WHITNEB.
It is with sincere regret thut wo an?
nounce tho death of Major Wm. Henry
Whitner, a native of our town, and
fourth son of the late Jndge Whitner.
Wo have not heard tho particulars of his
death, which occurred at his resideuoe
in Madison, Fla., on last Friday even?
ing, as we learn from the telegraphic do
spatoh to his family.
Horse thieves are hung in Kansas, but
murderers get two years in the peniten?
L, KO IS LAT I VE PROCEEDINGS.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1872.
The Senate met al 12 M., President
Banaler in the Chair.
The following bills were puted: Bill
to revive and renew the charter and cor?
porate privileges of the Trait?es of the
Bea netts vi I lo Academical Society; to re?
charter the town of Frog Level; to re?
quire County Commissioners to give
bond for the use cf tbs County in which
they have been elected; joint resolution
to relieve R. Vampill, Treasurer of Ma?
rion County, of uncollected-taxes for the
year 18G8; joint resolution authorizing
the County Commissioners of Williams?
burg County to levy a special tax.
A bill to provide for the appointment
of Inepoctor of Phosphat?e, and to de
olure his duties, was discussed and
A joint resolution to relieve tho late
County Treasurer of York County, E.
M. Rose, and his bundsmoa, was passed
to a third readiug.
A joint resolution proposing an amend?
ment to tho Constitution of the State of
South Carolina, was made the speoial
order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.
Tho Speaker of the House of Repre?
sentatives attended in the Senate, when
the following Aots nud joint resolution
wero duly ratified: An Act tu re charter
thu ferry over tho Combahoe River, in
South Carolina, known as the Combahoe
Ferry; to change tho numes of Leo
Abrams, John Abrams, Duuklin Abrams
and Mary Abrams, to Leo Ferguson,
John Ferguson, -Duuklin Furguson nud
Mary Ferguson, respectively, and to per?
mit Charles M. Ferguson to adopt them
and moko them his lawful heirn; to pto
vide for tho speedy apportionment of
the Stato appropriations, inado for the
support uud maintenance of free com?
mon schools; to change tho name of
Wm. Nathaniel Martin, nud to make
him one of tho legal heirs of his father;
to incorporate thu Springfield Baptist
Church, of the town of Greenville; to
amend nn Act entitled "Au Aot to incor?
porate the town of Cokosbury ;" to amend
an Act entitled "An Act to oharter the
Yemasseenud Mallen Railroad Company,
in tho State of South Carolina," to in?
corporate the town of Lewisville; to au?
thorize tho County Commissioners of
Beaufort to establish a public road from
Binuker's Bridgo, ria the town of Gra?
ham and Uouea Ford, abroas the Big
Salkahatchie Swamp, iu the vioinity of
Rusk's Mill, to intersect the Beaufort
Bridgo and Barnwell Road, at that point;
to authorizo aliens to hold property; to
revive and reuew the charter and corpo?
rate privileges of tho trustees of the Ben
nettsvillo Academical Society; to require
County Commissioners to remove imbe?
ciles from the Lunatic Asylum to their
respective County poor houses; to re?
new, amond and extond the charter of
the trustees of the Prosbytorian Church
of Smyrna, Newberry County; to amend
an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate
the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemassee
Railroad Company;" to regulate pilotage
ut the ports o? Charleston, Beaufort and
Georgetown; to incorporate tho Bro?
therly Association of Charleston; joint
resolution authorizing tho State Trea?
surer to purchase a set of fire and bur?
glar proof doors for the vault in his of?
A bill to reliovo the State of South
Carolinu of all liubility for its guaranty
of tho bonds of tho Blue Ridge Railroad
Company, by providing for tho securing
and destruction of the same, was passed
to a third reading.
Mr. Whittemore presented the memo?
rial of tho American Woman Suffrage
Association, praying the passage of a
law abolishing all political distinctions
on aooount of sex, which was referred to
a joint oommittee.
Senate adjournd at 0.10 P. M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Mos? s in thu Chair.
A bill to provide for the general and
speoial elections, and the manner of con?
ducting the sumo, wus passed, with
amendmeuts, and ordered to the Senate.
A number of report? from committees
were read nod laid over.
The Joint Special Committee appoint?
ed by concurrent resolutiou to investi?
gate the mining and removing from the
navigable streams nod rivers of this
Statu phosphate and phou^hatic depo?
sits, submitted their report, which was
made the speoial order for Tuesday next,
at 1 o'clock.
Concurrent resolutions by Mr. Yoourn
to appoint a committee to examino iuto
and report upon tho work on the Colum?
bia Canal, was adopted nod ordered to
bo sent to tho Scuuto for concurrence,
by a voto of 51 yeas to 21 nays.
At 3 P. M., tho House took a recess
until 7 o'clock P. M.
At 7 j ii o'clock P. M., tho Houso re?
Upon motion, tho Honso resolved
itself into a committee, of tho whole
upon tho tax bill.
Mr. Byas offered tho following pro
amblo and resolution, which were adopt?
Whereas grave doubts and misunder?
standing scorn to oxist among tho mem?
bers of this committee as to tho state?
ment of the Comptroller-General in
reforonoo to the publio debt; therefore,
Resolved, That tho Comptroller-Gone
rnl be requested to address this oommit?
tee in reference to the mattera undor
consideration therewith on tho appro?
priation bill now beforo this committee.
Comptroller-General Noaglo appeared
before the committee and occupied their
attention in regard to tho State's in?
debtedness and amounts reqnired to be
collected for the payment of tho interest
on the publio debt and othor State obli?
Mr. Bowen replied in aspoeoh of some
At a late hour, tho committee rose,
and at 10 P. M. the House adjourned
until to-morrow, at 12 M.
A Now York dame woro a $5,000 dross
to a charity ball.
"OAN SUCH THINGS BE?"-It is given
oat that a oommittoe of the Florida Le?
gislature has made a report to the Go?
vernor of the State embraoing thu start?
ling statement that in Jackson County
alone ovor 181 murders-some of the
victims women and children-are
charged against a band of Ku Klux,
with similar outrages of the klan in
other parts of the State. Martial law is
recommended, and, under the circum?
stances, if correctly reported, the only
wonder is that the recommendation
comes in only ofter 181 men, women ead
children, in a single County, have been
\Neto, York Herald, 11th instant.
This, fi om the New York Herald, a
tumbling mass of filthy politics, whioh
diffuses its foul odor to tho strongest
gale regardless of principle, need not
surprise any one. No Buch report has
been made to tho Florida- Legislatura os
the Herald speaks of. 'Neither has there
been any such number of outruges com?
mitted in Juoksou County as this paper
tries to show. We saw a similar stale
mont a few weeks ago in the Jackson?
ville (Florida) Union, aud it was proven
by the Courier, published at Marianna,
Jackson County, to be an unmitigated
falsehood, couHtructedl by the miserable
fertility of n depraved mind. If this
was the terrible state of affairs in Jnck
Kou Couuty, why did not the Ku Klux
Committee, tho cruel humbug, while it
was making its investigations in Florida,
report nt Washington such a state of af?
faira? Several murders havo been com?
mitted in that unfortunate. County, it is
true, but are uot such things a common
occurrence in New York? We aro dis?
gusted at the foul lies thut are inserted
UH facts iu Northern newspapers against
thu South. It looks as though it might
have Borne compunctions of conscience,
but it is uot so. We think that tho
truthful number of murders that huve
been reported from thut County aro not
more tbuu a dozen in the list threo
years, aud the most flagrant and fiendish
of which were committed by negroes.
"AFTER THAT, THE DELUGE."-The
great winter trouble in the West has
been the snow and ioe blockade. The
rivers have beeo closed to navigation,
tho railroads have been blookod with
snow drifts, any sort of overland trans?
portation has been next to impossible,
and thousands have perished from the
effects of hunger und acid.
But spring is approaching. The
soowB and iou have beguu to melt, uud
now u new disaster threatens thu inhabi?
tants of the trans-Mississippi. Tho im?
mense bodies of water to bu created by
the melting of this uuusual quantity of
snow and ioe, especially should wc have
a sudden spell of warm weather, it is
feared will do as much, if not more,
harm than the winter visitations. Rail?
roads, bridges and farms are likely to
untrer from the flood. Nor will it be
confined to the trans-Mississippi. The
entire oountry drained by the Father of
Waters, from its sources to its mouth, is
likely to como in fur its full share of dis?
aster. There is muoh ground for appre?
hension, but we hope for the best.
A QUEER SURGICAL OPERATION.-A
singular surgical operutiou was per?
formed, recently, by a San Francisco
physician. The pationt had boeu shot.
The bullet entered tho right side, a little
above the hip, and in probing the wound
the surgeon discovered where tho bullet
lay. Ile was oom pel led to enlarge the
orifice of the wouud in order to intro?
duce thu forceps, and had just got thut
instrument on the bullet, when the
wounded mau, who was under the influ?
ence of liquor, struck him u powerful
blow on the side of the head, which
caused him to full to the floor. He then
ran uway, and when the doctor recovered
himself ho found the forceps in ooe
oorner of tho room, and near the instru?
ment was the bullet, which had boen ex?
tracted by the force of tho blow. The
doctor says that, as a surgical operation,
it was a completo success, but still ho is
not partial to thc method.
DEATH OF ESQUIRE GOODWIN.-It is
again our sad duty to chronicle the
death of one of our aged and respected
citizens. On Wednesday, 14th instant,
Mr. Samuel Goodwin, better known to
our citizens as Esquire Goodwin, died nt
the rcsidouco of his son, Mr. E. W.
Goodwin, in this Couuty, in tho eighty
seventh year of his ago. Esquire Good?
win was boru in Kershaw County, in this
State, aud carno to this County during
his early manhood, at which preciso pe?
riod is unknown to us, but nt some timo
prior to tho year 1812. Ho married hero
aud roared a large family, that now num?
bera among its members somo of ibo
most prominent nod respected citizens
of our Couuty.-Marlboro Times.
DISTDRDED CONDITION OF THE FRENCH
PROVINCES.-The nows from tho French
prov?noos continuos to bo of tho moat
unsatisfactory character. Tho revolu?
tionary sentiment is everywhere evident,
especially in tho South of Franco, and
the authorities find it becoming more
and more diffioult to discharge their
duties. Somo time since it waa reported
that a largequautity of munitions of war
was discovered ut Lyons. This roport
has been subsequently confirmed. In
the oapitul of the Rhone the revolution?
ary committees aro as aotivo as beavers
and are making converts to their doc?
trinos. No matter where wo look
throughout the French repnblio, wo find
mutters are getting so complicated that a
political convulsion, moro or loss sovoro,
cannot bo much longor delayed.
Captain Robbins, head of tho night
police of Springfield, Illinois, was ar?
rested, Saturday evening, aud commit?
ted to jail, on tho charge of killing Co?
burn Bancroft, iu May, 1870. Bancroft
resisted arrest, aud Robbins killed him.
The City Council havo authorized
tho employment of counsel to dofend
THE KU KLUX REPORTS.-The Brook?
lyn (N. Y.) Eagle, commenting on the
financial ali o wi uga reade by the Congres?
sional Kn Klnx reports as io tho*'recon?
structed governments of the Southern
"They exhibit a degree and condition
of public robbery that make one wonder
the Ku Klnx Klan is not of the propor?
tions wrongly contended for by the ma?
jority. No other people in the world
would submit to Buch a state of things
without revolution. Were the States not
the part of a Union which can and will rt
dtoes the wrongs they are almost power?
less to remedy, rovolntion woo ld be inevi?
table. The extract we have given weakly
epitomizes a condition of affairs North?
ern readers now pretty well understand.
That condition receives daily confirma?
tion in tho haste with which the South?
ern Governors aro beiug sent 'to the
penitentiary or United States Senate/
The North has been called phlegmatic.
But half the wrong endured here that is
endured South would plant a gallows at
every cross road."
On the subject of tho majority report,
even the Republican New York Tribuna
"Although tbero niay be soma differ?
ence of opiniou as to the verdict which
should come from the Congress commit?
tee on Ku Klux, thero can be none as to
the extravagance and rapacity of the
carpet-bag yo vern [mints. Tho compre
heuaive report of the Hon. Job E. Ste
vecson ia proof conclusive on the points
heretofore urged against these locust
like officials. Misrule and corruption
have combined with ruffianism and bru
tal mob law to make the South uninha?
bitable. Day after day and week after
week, tho crumbling fabrics of these
fraudulent political structures have at
tested the truth of all that the Tribune
long ugo said of the carpet-baggers. If
tho end of the Kn Klux shall come with
that of the thieves, it will bo well for
the whole couutry."
It will ba seen that tho House of Rep?
resentatives, on Monday, refused to
print the mi nor i ty report unless all unpar?
liamentary expressions were stricken
out. Tho facts of the report aro strong
enough, it is true, of themselves, and
the investigation, if undertaken by the
majority, with a view of making politi?
cal capital, will not avail party interests
much, or be a sufficient excuse for the
peculiar legislation of Congress which
hus beeo euforced in the South.
NEWSPAPERS AND Tn Et It INFLUENCE.
We shall not attempt to define the exact
influenae of newspapers; but, most as?
suredly, it is most extensive. A book
lives longer than a newspaper, but a
newspaper is constantly at work. The
book oiroulateB by thousands, and the
newspaper by tenB of thousands. The
book is read by the few, the newspaper
by the million. AR a photographia im?
pression of the lights and shadows of
passing life, everybody takes an interest
in a newspaper. It is a record of the
daily history of our own time; it is, in
fact, in our age, the history of tele?
graphic communication, and that is the
history of the world for each day. Its
columns contain a transcript of the
deaths, tho marriages, tho accident?, the
complaints, tho excitements, the fears,
tho enthusiasm, tho rejoicings, the sor?
rows und the wants of living men. How,
then, cun it fail to bo generally interest?
' But the newspaper does more than
this-it forms opinions, sometimes lead?
ing, sometimes following. It cannot go
too far ahead, neither can lt lag too far
behind. It aots and is aoted upon.
Perhaps it ia oftener nn echo of what the
majority of newspaper readers think,
feel and desire, than anything else.
This, indeed, is a necessity of a news?
paper's existence. But it often leads
opinion, too, by reiteration, by line, and
by precept upon precept. As the water
drop wears hollows in the hardest stone,
so does tho newspaper mould and shape
the local and political opinions of the
community, and bring about important j
aud extensive changes. It does not fol?
low that these opinions are always valu?
able or excellent. The newspapers may
form false views as woll as true, may de?
fend injustico, strengthen prejudice, and
propagate error. The only corrective
for all this is freedom. Said Milton, in
his plea for unlicensed printing: "Lot
truth aud falsehood grapple. Who ever
saw truth put to tho worso in a free and
open encounter?"-New york Neics,
M MIK HOME ATTBAOTIVE.-Nothing add*
more to tho handsome appearance ot' a house
outside, and to its cheerfulness inside, than
good clear window glass, and bright-colored
ornamental glans at tho sides and over tho
topa of the doors. Tho lirst lets in all the
bright warm light of tho sun, while tho latter
admita tho light at tho samo timo that it
shuts off the viow of prying eyes. The best
French and American giana, both plain and
oruameutal, as well as doors, sashes, blinds,
balusters, newels, munt el?, .Va., are to ho had
of Mr. I*. P. To.M.K, No. 20 Uayi.o street,
Charleston, ?3. C. F20J
THE HISTOUY OF A NATIONAL REMEDY.-Here
ie the history of tho most celebrated tonic of
tho age in a nut-shell. In 18(10, it waa an?
nounced that a certain combination of vege?
table ingredients, with a nure diffuaivo stimu?
lai! t, was working wonders in tho cure of j
chronic dyspepsia, nervoua debility, liver |
complaint, periodical foyers, rheumatism aud
constitutional weakness. Thc unpretending
name given to tho specific was PLANTATION
liiTTEHi*. Tho atatemeut attracted the atten?
tion of invalida everywhere. Tho new remedy
received a fair trial, and the resulta more
than confirmed all that had been said in its
praise Thenceforward it waa a grand success.
The business columns of the press apiuad the
glorious nows far and wide, and the mar?
tyrs to indigestion, biliousness, physical pros?
tration aud prematuro decay, as if by com?
mon conaont, sought relief from the now
vegetable restorative They found what they
sought. From that timo to the present, the
increase in tho demand for Plantation Bitters
lias been ono of the most striking events in
a*v For Cough?, bronchitis and Consump?
tion, in its early stages, nothing equals Dr.
Pierce's Qoldon Medical Discovery.
Feb 22 13
Au old lady in Connecticut, having for
106 years struggled under the burden of
such a namo ns Experience Plank, has ut
last gone by the board.
Xii ocal X te XXX?.
BRILLIANT DISPLAY.-Ono of the moBt
at tro ot ive objecta in the business part of
onr oity is the jewelry establishment of
our old friend and staunch mo reliant,
William Glaze. The display of jewelry,
watches, silver-plate, etc., which he has
au hand, is simply magnificent; and
what is rarer now-a-days, has all, Uko tho
worthy proprietor himself, "the ring of
the true metal" about it.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.1?
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; doses 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M. ; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens9.00 A. M.; closes 1.30P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to i P. M.
CLOSB OP THE FAIR.-The Palmetto
Firemen's Fair dosed last night, (or
rather this morning,) after a very suc?
cessful "run" of three nights, A hand?
some sum of money was realized. The
voting for the gold-headed cano was very
brisk, last night, and the supposition is
that more than 8200 will le realized
from it. Who the successful candidate
will be, cannot even be guessed at-the
supposition is that the polling will be
close. The utmost good foaling pre?
vailed. To the ladies are the company
materially indebted for their successful
efforts in assisting to pay off the debt
contracted for the steamer.
We publish among our news items a
paragraph stating that Gov. Caldwell, of
North Carolina, has offered a reward of
$35,000 for the capture, dead or alive, of
Henry Berry Lowery and his gang. If
there aro any adventurous spirits in our
mitist who are waiting, Mioawber-like,
for "something to turn np," this is an
opportunity to gratify their propensities,
and put money in their pockets-if suc?
cessful.- We havo seen it slated that a
corps of young men is being organized
in Petersburg, Virginie, to capture the
outlaws, aud claim P" he rewards which
have been offered, win. . H moa nts to the
nice little sum of $45,000. .
Crrr MATTERS.-The price of siugk
copies of the PHONIX is five cents.
It was accidentally stated, yesterday
morning, that the Western Union Tele?
graph Company was connected, by twelve
wires, with the other world. Of course,
we meant the outer world. Although
not fully understanding the system and
its manipulations, yet we wish it dis?
tinctly understood that we have no de?
sire to connect tho operators with the
"evil one." <
Messrs. E. W. Seibels Sc Co. have re?
moved from their location in the back
of Childs & Wiley's Btore across the
street to Mrs. McCormick's old stand.
They have added to their formor busi?
ness of insntance and real estate agents
that of auctioneers and commission
merchants, for whioh they have ample
accommodations at their new store.
They are active business men and relia?
ble gentlemen. Beal estate to the
amount of $10,000 changed hands
through them last week.
PHCENIXANA.-With a little house well
filled, a little land well tilled, a little wife
well willed, a husband well (killed, and
servan ts well drilled, a little time may be
What is that which divides by uniting
and unites by dividing? Soissors.
The best dowry to advanoe tho mar?
riage of a young lady, is to have in her
countenance mildness, in her speech wis?
dom, and in her behavior modesty.
Disputations leave truth ia the mid?
dle, and party at both ends.
In putting "the best foot forward,"
always uso the right, or it will bo left.
To keep warm of n cold day, women
double tho cape, and men double the
A young lady of our acquaintance,
who has a pretty hand, is anxious to
learn whether people are moro liable
than common to "burn their fingers" if
thoy happen to bo taper ones. We can?
not say, bot we have advised her not to
lot a spark get at them.
Why is the figure 9 like a peacock?
Because it's nothing without its tail.
The dead aro never ill. Consequently
all diseases may be classified as affections
of the liver.
Oarrison says that the woman ques?
tion waa an "all-embracing" one. Who
said it wasn't?
Why is tho letter G like a gentleman
who has left an evening party? Because
it makes ono gone.
LIST OP NRW ADVERTISEMENTS.
B. C. Shiver & Co.-Kid Gloves.
Convocation Colombia Chapter.
Washer and Ironer Wanted.
William Glaze-Watches, Gone, ic.
Rooms to Rent.
HOTEL ARRIVALS. February 23,1872.-Nick*
erson House-Vi ll Attorbrun,8C; O B Ca?
ti u ry, High Point; J H Bcbrenicr, Charleston:
J M Li pam, Ya; F 8 Lewio, Loiington; Mr
and Mrs Peters; Mrs Dixon, N Y; \V Kau
dolph, Pa; L AV Perrin, Ninety-Six.