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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Taesday ?orniue, April SO, 1872.
For tile Northern People.
The legitimate and logioal results of
Grantism and its effects upon govern?
ment, are most clearly exhibited in this
State, where it bas had i full and unim?
peded sway. Under carpet bag rule,
fostered, encouraged and sustained by
Grant, even to the extent of employing
the military arm of the Government for
that purpoBO, the publio debt of the
State has been increased over twelve mil
million five hundred thousand dollars in
less than four years, and there is not a
single publio improvement, nor a considera?
tion of any nature whatsoever, to show for
it. The accumulated publio debt for
near a century before, and up to the
time that Grantism took control of the
State, was $5,000,000, for every dollar of
which the State had received an ample
consideration, in the way of publio im?
provements, &o. The rate of taxation,
np to 1860, was less than $1.50 on the
$1,000, according to the real valuation
of property. This year, Grantism, as car?
ried to full fruition under carpet-bag
henchmen, will spring the rate of taxa?
tion to upwards of $30 per $1,000, or
between three and four cent.
Before tho war, less than $500,000 was
collected from taxes to defray the ex?
penses of the State Government for a
year. This year, there will ba collected
$5,000,000- perhaps more; certainly but
very little less. This is done, too, on
less than two-fifths of the amount of
property from whioh the $500,000 befoie
the war was received. Though a tax of
$1,800,000 has been collected since the
1st of November last, there is said to be
not a dollar in the Treasury to-day. The
pnblio schools are being suspended for
want of funde, though they are but very
few in number. The Superintendent of
the Lunatic Asylum has been obliged to
borrow money on his individual credit,
to keep the pauper lunatics from starva?
tion; and now that he has exhausted his
private means, announces that the insti?
tution mnst Boon cease operations, and
the poor lunatics be turned loose upon
the oommunity, be transferred to their
respective Counties, where there is no
preparation or accommodation for them,
except the common jail, or else they will
be starved to death iu tho asylum. The
Superintendent of the Penitentiary re?
ports the same alarming condition of the
institution over which he presides. Not
a dollar oan be got from the Treasury foi
its support. There is, consequently, nc
way to provide for the feeding, olothing
or guarding of the murderers and othei
convicts therein confined, and they are
now actually advertised by the Superin?
tendent to be farmed out to any surf]
persons as may desire their labor anc
will pay the most money for it.
While this is the wretched and alarm
iDg oondition of pnblio institutions
State officials who, when they first en
tered upon their public career, undei
and by means of Grautism, were penni
less adventurers, many of them nnabb
to buy even a decent suit of olothes, an
now rolling in wealth and revelling ii
the lap of luxury. Princely mansions
costly diamonds, gaudy equipages, am
all tho insignia of hastily and ill-got toi
wealth are theirs-and they boast o
their infamy no less than their millions
During the sessions of the General As
sembly, the mest groBB and revoltinj
bribery is practiced, and not a day passe
that soma member does not openl,
charge it upon his associates, and is rc
plied to not by indignant denial and vin
dication, but by counter-charges of th
same disgraceful and disgusting nature
No pnblio measure, however proper au
worthy it may be, can pass through th
Legislature unless oorrnpt means be cm
ployed. So glaring is this fact, that eve
R. K. Soott, the Governor, onoo stated
under oath, in a rash moment of vir ta
oas indignation, that "if our Sau iou
himself were upon earth, and were broagl
np before the Legislature for trial, h
wonld again be crucified, unless he wool
consent to gratify the unholy avarice <
This is but a partial picture of tb
monstrous evils whioh spring from thi
polioy of hate, of interference in tl
local affairs of States, of avaricioi
greed, and of a general disregard t
constitutional restraints, which hi
characterized the administration i
Grant, and in the line of whioh he wi
continue to follow if ro-olected. Wb
is to becomo of South Carolina, ai
other States in the same situation
herself, if this state of things is ke
np? Can any rational mau, liowev
sanguine may bo bis temperamcni, s
ought but utter impoverishment ai
devastation in store for her?
To soch Northern men UB honest
fought for tho preservation of tho Uniu
it is a pertinent inquiry to ask, whoth
it would not have been .is well to alli
Sooth Carolina to secede, as to have her
completely impoverished in tho Union?
The one is as muoh a loss to the United
States Government as tho other would
have been. One thing is certain, if
South Carolina was worth fighting for to
keep her in the Union, Bhe is worth
some little effort now to preserve ber
while she is in the Union.
Four years more of Grant's rule, like
tbe last, and South Carolina migbt as
well have seceded, or be wiped from the
faoe of the earth, for all the benefit sha
will be to tho common Government. As
a matter of interest, then, to the pooplo
of the North, outside of any rights that
the citizens of South Carolina may
claim, the policy of the General Govern?
ment towards the South should be
? ? ? ? ?
WHAT IS THIS MYSTERY?-Mr. Beck's
declaration made on the floor of the
National House of Bop rosen tat iv CB, not
long since, thnt $133,000,000 have been
spent by tho War Department within
the last five years, without the authority
of Congress, and without the aotion of
courts, and spent largely for corrupt pur?
poses and to keep men loyal to the Radi?
cal party, still remains uncoutradioted.
It doesn't become the people of a great,
rich, prosperous country like this, to be
too particular about trifling sums of the
public funds that may now and then
mysteriously disappear; but when such a
sum ns that named by Mr. Book-one
hundred and thirty-eight millions-disap?
pears within the brief period of five
years, leaving behind not the scratch of
an official pen to show where it went,
nor for what it went, it is natural that
the people from whom it was wrung in
the shape of taxes should feol some little
curiosity to know who got it, and to see
at least a photograph of the quid prc
quo for which it was paid. Mucn the
larger part of this vast sum has beer
squandered or stolen since the accessioi
of the Grant Administration to power
and if the people are required to vot<
for the continuation of the reign of tba
Administration, they should pause at
the polls, with their ballots in their hands
until the mystery of these lost million!
is explained. The mysteries oi a lik
character demanding explanation, how
ever, are so numerous under the presen
Administration, that there is no hop
that the half of them will ever be ex
plained-not the slightest hope, certain
ly, that the people will ever be truthful!
told what became of tbe ono bundie
and thirty-eight millions in question.
THE DISASTER AT MT. VESUVIUS.-Tb
eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which be
been in progress for several days, be
assumed a terrible violence, and intcll
genoe is now communicated by the cab!
that 200 persons, inhabiting the vi
lagen at its base, have been buried by tl
lava. Thousands of others have ?V
in dismay to situations of safety, aa
tho distress and excitement are i:
tense. The event recalls but fow para
leis in the history of Vesuvius. Tl
first recorded eruption of the famoi
volcano ocourred in the your 79, whe
Pompeii and Heroulaueum were d
stroyed. Then followed a long peric
of apparent rest. In 1066, Hoods of la'
were agaiu belched forth, and since tb
time, about sixty eruptions have occu
red. The most conspicuous of the
were in 1779, in 1791, when tho town
Torre del Gjaco was destroyed; in 1S2
in 1855, destroying the village of C<
colo, and in 1858, '59 and '61, when t
eruptions were especially marked i
their terrible grandeur.
THE FULL SENATE.-When thc Uuit
States Senate, on Wendcsday, decid
to admit General Ransom as a merni
of that body from North Caroliua, ?
Thurman remarked that, for the fi
time since 1861, all tho States uro fu
represented in Congress. Now that t
muoh of justice has been done, tard
and ungraciously, however, the N
York Evening Post says "it would
well to take another step towards reci
oiliation and peace. The rule of 1
bayonet has been gradually giving v
to law, although with apparent rel
tanoe. At most, tho proscription of
Southern leaders for political offen
cannot oontinuo through another ad
nistration. It would be an admira
sequel to this act completing tho ref
seutation of the Southern States,
Congress to adopt au Act sweeping a\
all disabilities. Universal amnesty
ono of the demands of the hour."
E. D. ENSTON.-Yesterday af ter no
the prominont citizen whose nnmo be
this paragraph died, after a long i
painful illness, at bis residenco in Bl
street. Mr. Enston was a nativo Cl
lestoniun, and passed bis whole life
this city. The energy and determina!
evinced by him as a young man iusu
bis success in lifo, and bo was looked
on as one of the leading citizens of
upper wards. - Charleston News.
Tho New York Standard is to bo
continued, having sunk $150,000.
Tile Presidential Clinnet*.
As public opinion is being very gene?
rally exorcised upon the next Presiden
Mal campaign, we hare prepared a table
of the eleotoral votes of the different
States, showing how they will probably
be cast in tho coming election. The
tablo is prepared from statistics fur?
nished by the Herald Almanac, and may
be relied upon as authentic. Under the
present Congressional apportionment,
tho Electoral College consists of 317
votes, of wbiob 159 aro neceesary for a
choice. The House of Eepresentatives
has proposed a new apportionment,
wbicb, if adopted, will give 357 votes,
requiring 179 for a choice. Tho follow?
ing number of votes will certainly bo
cast against Grant. Thc first column
contains tbe vote of cacb State uuder
the old apportionment-tho second, its
vote under tho apportionment proposed:
Delaware. 3 3
Maryland. 7 8
New York.33 34
W. Virginia. 5 C
The following StateB will most proba?
bly declare against Grant, as tho Legis
latures of all, except Connecticut, arc
Connecticut. G (
New Jersey.7 ?
North Carolina. 9 1(
Nevada. 3 ?
Theso results added givo 154 vote:
against Grant, nuder the present, am
172 under the proposed apportionment
In these tables we have omitted Arkau
sss. The Radical majority in this State
at the congressional election in 1870, wa
less than 2,400-and this can be easil;
overcome. As Arkansas is entitled ti
five votes, as the college now stands, sb
will make up the requisite majority c
159. 15ut these are by no means tho onl
States, which can bo carried by the D?
mocrats and liberal Reformers. W
have not noticed the great Wester
States, which are even now so nearl
divided in sentiment, and in which tb
great Reform movement had its birtl
The Radicals may be considered ccrtai
of the following votes:
South Carolina. 6
Michigan. 8 ]
The remaining States hold the balam
of power. Of these the most importai
Anyone of theso States will decide tl
election against Grant, and it is vc
probable that the Reform Rep?blica
would bo successful even if all voted ?
Grant. Grant's majority in Illinois w
50,000, in a total voto of near 500.0C
In 1870 tho Radicals carried the State I
23,000, iu a voto of 316,000. On
strict party coutcst tho Republic i
would, doubtless, nguiu bo successf
But Lyman H. Trumbull, whom 1
State bas always delighted to honor, b
proclaimed in trumpet tones for ref or
and John W. Palmer, ber Cbief Mag
trate, bas avowed himself a dotermin
enemy of military usurpation; and um
their banner, Reformers and Democr.
will roll up a handsame majority.
Ohio, a change of 10,000 votes, or c
in forty-five, will throw the whole St
in the bands of tho Reformers. 1
victory gained by the Democrats in 1
last municipal election in Cincinnat
tho first in many years-and the prossi
brought to bear on the State by the C
oinnati Convention, will certainly ins'
the success of the reform movome
Grant, with all hie military prostige, c
ried Pennsylvania by less than 30,1
votes. The next year, Geary was cloe
Governor by 4,000 majority, in a voti
575,000. Tho present Radical Stato tic
is obnoxious to the people, liar tran it,
gubernatorial candidato, is accused
having a baud in the Evaus frauds,
this State, the Reformers gained tl
first victory in tho election of Colo
McCluro to tho Stato Senate, over
Radical opponent. A strong dclogat
bas been nent'to Cincinnati.
Theso statistics show that Grant is
uo means so powerful ns bis friends i
gino him. All depends on tho nctioi
tho Cincinnati Couvontion, aud w-?
watch its proceedings with interest.
If the Reformers (iud tho Democrats
throw aside party hate and personal mo
tires, and strive faithfully to do their
duty, we feel assured that when the doy
of election comee, Grant will bo remand?
ed to that obscurity for which he is pe?
culiarly fitted, and a new era of prosper?
ity will dawn upon a country redeemed,
regenerated and disenthralled.
GRANT'S PEACE-Grant, soys the New
York World, came into power with re?
construction alt but accomplished; the
long battle over, and North and South
anxious for peace. What has he done
in this matter but inaugurate and pursue
a policy of hate? Even Congress was
weary in wielding tho lash. On the 7th
of March, 1871, tho Forty-second Con?
gress was orgauized and stood ready to
adjourn. Even Butler and Bingham,
Stevenson and Kelley, had no outrago
to adduce. But Grant iusisted tho body
Bhould remain iu sossion, aud on the 23d
of March ?ont ia a message asking the
passage of the Ku Klux bill. The re?
luctance of the two Houses be overcame
by menace and bribery, tho corrupt use
of the patronage to intimidate somo aud
seduce others, and the bill passed.
Proclamation upon proclamation of mar?
tial law ensued. Iuiuntry, artillery and
cavalry were sent out to make arrests,
aud SI,000,000 spent to purchase con?
victions. Within a few days back the
crusade, which had lulled, bas been re?
opened with fury, and Grant now de?
mands that the suspension of the writ of
habeas corpus, which soon expires, be re?
enacted, to be of force until the next
Presidential election be passed. This is
Grant's poace. Iiis promise he tither
cannot or will uot fulfill.
For tile 1'hrenlx.
Will our Mayor and Aldermen graut
the very modest request of tho Central
National Bank, to give it $G00 or $800
worth of land ns compensation for
erecting a nuisance in the public streets?
If they do, there will bo a general
scramble by holders of real estate for a
similar or greater extension of their
lots. Heretofore all our City Councils
have thought it their duty to prevent
obstructions iu tho streets; but now it is
proposed to oiler a reward for them.
Ought not tho ba.uk to occupy its own
ground, or buy more, as overybody else
doss, instead of asking Council for wbut
is not their's to give? And if they can
find no better object for their charity,
would it not be better to pay tho bank
the value of tho property iu money, uud
leave the streets opeu to all?
4 olumbla. Jlnmniul Association.
Thu sixth annual meeting of the Co?
lumbia Memorial Association was held
on Saturday, April 27, 1872: ?
The meeting was called to order and
the reports of the officers received. Tho
President reported the Cemetery grounds
in perfect order, and tho Secretary and
Treasurer reported that all demands had
been met. and tho association entirely
out of debt. The Secretary then reud
the resignation of Mrs. J. L. Reynolds,
President of tho association, which was
received with great regrot.
Tho following resolutions were unani?
Resolved, That we warmly and earnestly
express our gratitude to Mrs. J. L. Rey?
nolds, for her active, persistent aud de?
voted discharge of tbo duties of Presi?
dent of this association. To ber en?
lightened aud efficient services, wo are
indebted for much of tbs success aud
satisfaction which have resulted from
our efforts to do bouor to our Confed??
Resolved, That these resolutions be
conspicuously inscribed ou our records,
uud a copy sent to Mrs. Reynolds.
Tho society then proceeded to elect
officers for the ensuing year, und Mrs. J. |
T. Darby was duly elected President, I
aud Mi*?H Martin Secretary aud Trea- j
Tho thanks of the association were
teudered to th? President and Board of
Directors of Elmwood Cemetery, for
Tho following ladies wero appointed
in charge of committees for Memorial
Day, the 10th of May: Baptist Church?
yard-Mrs. J. S. Leapbart; Presbyterian
Church-yard-Mrs. C. MacFio; Luthe?
ran Church-yard-Miss Wilbur; Wash?
ington Street Church-yard-Mrs. Ii. C.
Beck; St. Peter's Church-yard-Mrs.
Coleman Walker; Trinity Church-yard
Mrs. H. S. Thompson; Hebrew Ceme?
tery-Mrs. B. E. Levy; Elmwood Ceme?
tery-Miss Preston; for graves outside
the enclosure-Mrs. E. P. Alexander;
decoration of tho tomplo-Miss Kate
Crawford; in momorinm of those on dis?
tant battle-fields, or in unknown graves
Mrs. W. K. Bach man.
Members of tho different committees
will be duly notified of tho time and
placo of mooting. Members of the asso?
ciation who wero not present at the
meeting can leave their annual subscrip?
tions at Mrs. McCormick's or Mrs.
FUIE ON JAMES' ISLAND.-A fire oc?
curred ou Jamos' Island the latter part
of last week, which destroyed four
buildings, including the residence on
the Legare place, worked by Jack John?
son, no old family servant. Tho white
men in the vicinity did all in tboir powor
to arrest tho progress of tho flames, and
j succeeded in Raving thc barn. Much
j regret is expressed nt thc calamity which
bas fallen upon Johnson, who is spoken
i of nr. a worthy mau. Tho damage done
was pretty heavy. Thc origin of the
I fire is unknown. - Charleston Courier,
PABAN STEVENS.-At a late hoar last
night there died at his residence, in this
city, one of tho oldest and most active
of the peculiarly American order of
"hotel princes." The American hotol
is an institution which, originating in
th? business activity and migratory
habits of American society, is fast mak?
ing with theso habits tbs tour of the
world. Within the last twenty years it
has been introduced, with local modifica?
tions iu each case, but in each case,
also, with all its own substantial features,
into every conspicuous capital of Eu?
rope. At home during the same period
it has been amazingly "developed" with
the development ot oar social civiliza?
tion; nv>d no one man probably bas bad
moro to do with its progress and im
provoment than Paran Stevens. Mr.
Stevens first became widely known to
thc traveling public, some quarter of a
century ago, as the proprietor of the
Revere House, in Boston, which, under
his management, soon carno to bo re?
garded as the "model hotel" of tho
Union. He was a man of too much
energy and enterprise, howover, to be
couteuted with one venture, and before
the outbreak of the civil war he bad be?
come tho chief working proprietor of
six or seven of the chief hotels of the
United States. His linea went out from
Boston to Mobile. The Fifth Avenue
Hotel, in New York, and tho Continental,
iu Philadelphia, were planned and con?
trolled by him. It may bo considered a
decisive proof of his executive ability,
that with all this vast extension of bis
operations ns a landlord, Mr. Stevens
prospered steadily, and accumulated a
hauduome fortuue, which he used
liberally in au intelligent patronage of
thc tine arts and a generous hospitality.
During the past year Mr. Stevens had
been engaged in an enterprise of mo?
ment to New Yorkers. He had just
completed nu apartment house on the
French plan, which, with a few excep?
tions iu Vienna and Perth, may pro?
bably be considered the most complete
experiment of tho kiud yet made. Mr.
Stevens in private life was a man of kind
and excellent nature, and his death will
bo regretted by a considerable circle of
friends. He leaves a widow and au only
daughter.-New York World.
RADICAL. MEETING IN GEORGETOWN.
The Georgetown Tiines reports that the
"grand mass meeting" of Radicals, held
ou Saturday week, was a grand failure.
Noue of the "prominent speakers" ar?
rived, and only forty or fifty persons
wero present. The 2Vme?says:
Representative Jonas opened the ball,
as usual. The meeting was called that
ibo constituents might have from their
representatives an account of their stew?
ardship. Mr. Jones referred them to
the proceedings of the Legislature, as
published in all the papers, which had
uo doubt been carefully read by them.
Representative Bowley said ditto. Rep?
resentative MoDowell said likewise also.
Considering that they were addressing a
highly intelligent audience, who bad
read ull of the proceedings of the mena?
gerie, and uuderstood what they meant,
the remarks of the representatives must
have been entirely satisfactory, without
the necessity of going over them in de?
tail. They did not explain why the
tuxes wero doubled, the State Treasury
empty; why tho schools were about to
be closed, and the inmates of the Luna?
tic Asylum about to be starved or turned
loose on the community; or how it hap?
pened, with this condition of things ex?
isting, they managed to return to their
constituents with costly horses and
mules and vehicles and furniture. Mr.
Jones announced the gratifying faot that
be was not a candidate for any office, and
I hat he would not serve in any unless he
was elected. That declaration is certainly
explicit enough. It is as plain as a
Delphic oracle, and seemed to be under?
stood by every one of his hearers. Not
witbstauding the eloquence of the speak?
ers, the meeting to consider "questions
of vital importance to the public" was a
laughable farce, a ridiculous fizzle, and a
complete failure. There wore few, if
any, of the intelligent and influential
colored meu of the town and County at
it, and we novo reason to believe they
aro gettiug heartily sick and tired of
being the pliant dupes and victims of a
set ot' men who bavo for tho last four
j years systematically deceived them, in
j order that thoy might successfully rob
I and plunder them.
- . ? -?
PATRONS or HUSBANDRY.-As might
naturally hare been expected, this new
secret society of farmers is making rapid
progress in tho South. It is felt to meet
the want nowhere, perhaps, so urgent as
hero of uuion and co-operation among
the tillers of tho soil, while offering, at
the samo time, social advantages which
add four-fold to its value and attractive?
ness. In Mississippi, a State Grange of
this order has lately been organized un?
der the most favorable auspices, and
with that popular leader, Gen. Vaughn,
as Master. The first substantial Grange
in South Carolina was organized in this
oity last summer, under the name of Ash?
ley Grange, No. 1, with Dr. A. B. Rose
ns Mastor, and Wm. Ufferbardt as Secre?
tary. There are now ten working
Granges in tho State, and soveral others
in the prooess of organization; and we
learn that Col. D. Wyatt Aiken, Worthy
Deputy at Large for the Southern
States, purposes, during tho coming
summer and autumn, to canvass the
whole State in the interests of the ordor
and of agricultural progress generally.
Pompey committed a big mistake
when ho resolved in tho New Orleans
Convention that "every road out of Re?
publicanism leads to the Democratic
camp." According to his most trusted
political geographers, the main highway
out of Republicanism leads directly to
Grautism. Pompey had better mind
about those roads; for, if ho forsakes bis
old guides, be may blunder iuto thc
legendary ron to "np Salt River."
[ Louis viii* Courier-Journal.
H? o o a, X Ito m mm
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copi?e of the PHOENIX is five cents.
The Sunday law was pretty generally
carried ont last Sabbath-only three bar?
keepers, BO far as we have heard, being
reported. Many thirsty individuals wero
observad peregrinating the streets, in
search of stimulants.
Pollock's turtle bas shaken off this
mortal coil, much to the disappointment
Prof. LyBrand's "Silver Cornet Band"
furnished our citizens with a specimen
of their abilities as serenaders, last night.
Sunday was the "hot day" of the sea?
Senator Robertson bas arrived in Co*
Mr. C. B. Trumbo, of tho old-esta?
blished firm of Tbos. Kemp & Co., Bal?
timore, was in the city yesterday. He
has many friends in this State, where he
is looked npon as a thorough-going,
straight-forward business man.
The Misses Elmore inaugurate the
May festivities by poetic addresses, etc,
this evening, in Nickerson House Hall.
Miss McGowan bas a party to-morrow
Mr. John C. Dial has purohaeed the
Urge building South-west corner of Bi
ohardson and Taylor streets, (at present
occupied by the Citizens' Savings Bank,
Messrs. Sulzbacber and Ly Brand,) and
as soon as the necessary alterations can
be accomplished, will ocoupy it as a
hardware establishment. Tbe ball of
business improvement moves steadily on.
Mr. Quimby, who has been appointed
superintendent of the new post office
building, arrived in Columbia yesterday.
Mr. MoKenzie is kept busy from morn?
ing until night in dispensing soda water
from his superb fountain.
PHOENIXIANA.-The equivalent for
"force of cheek" is sometimes found in
lack of brains.
Quinine is worth its weight in dia?
monds in South Africa. Its solution is a
popular beverage there, and men "shake"
for it os they do for drinks here.
Lazy California bar tenders, nowa?
days, place the ingredients of a cobbler
into a tumbler, and then wait for an
earthquake to mix them up.
Some of the members of the Iowa Le?
gislature want tho abolition bill to in?
clude future as well as capital punish?
Tho following is tho programme of
music by the band of the ISth United
States Infanrry, this afternoon, Mr. Jo?
seph Buchar, Band-Master:
Baltimore Quickstep, by Grafula.
Stabat Mater, by Rossini.
Petite Polka, by Faust.
Carnival Sobottische, by Labitzki.
Star Galop, by Gucgl.
PHONIX AXE, HOOK AND LADDER COM?
PANY.-At a meeting of this company,
held last evening, tho following officers
wero elected to Berve for the ensuing
year: Foreman-J. L. Little; Assistant
Foreman-E. Straus; Secretary-Dave
Goodman; Treasurer-J. Jeans. After
the adjournment, the company repaired
to Pollock's, where, over a bowl of
punch, they celebrated their re-organiza?
tion. The affair was impromptu and
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tba Northern
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 10.45
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.15 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. WeBtern mail
opens 12.30 A.M.; closes 12.30 P. M.
Wilmington mail opens 2.30 P. M.;
closes 10.30 A. M. On Snnday office
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
NEW STYLE OF ADVERTISING.-We had
a call, yesterday, from Mr. H. D. Hat?
field, who is the advertising agent for
the Southern Agency of B. T. Babbitt's
"Best Soap." In order to introduce
this Boap thoroughly in tbe market, the
proprietor direoted that a cake of it be
given to every family in lite city, so that a
fair trial can be had, when it is believed
itj superior merits will create an imme?
diate and general demand. Dealers will
be supplied by Mr. Charles Market!,
Lombard street, corner Calvert and
Cheapside, Baltimore, at the following
rates-in boxes of 100 cakes: One box,
87.12;<; five boxes, 37 per box; ten
boxes, 86.95 per box. Special quota?
tions for larger lots will bo furnished on
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of the General Assembly.
Communication Richland Lodge.
R. L. Bryan-Dissolution.
Dr. Tntt's Liver Pills.
A. C. Bronizer-For Sale.
R. C. Shiver Sc Co.-For May-day.
D. C. Peixotto A: Sou-Auction, ko,
Indian Girl Segar Store.
Wm. Gorman-For Sale.
DITCHER'S LIGHTNING FLY-KILLER
sweeps them off and clears tho house
speedily. Try it. Sold by dealers evorv