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Maimu*,* Jana
' litles ot tfaYa^
to fight the roaming bands of Garliste.
The members of the Sagosta Ministry
wore absent from Amadeas* reoeption.
Komb, January 8.?The Pope, on re
oolving the 'Palatine Guard, yesterday,
made a brief address, alluding to the
persecutions of the ohnroh and declaring
that the eitles of Europe were dancing
?on perilous ground.
London, January 8.?Earl Galloway is
dead; aged seventy-two.
Queouatown, Southampton and Bir?
mingham despatches report an unprece?
dented tempest last night, with terrific
thunder and lightning. This morning,
it is blowing a gale, with Bleet aud snow.
A met lean MMUtl,
Baltimore, January 8.?Mrs. Mary
Ann Latnley, aged seventy-two, waB
? murdered during tho absenoe of her
daughter at the opera. $1,200 worth of
jewelry is missing.
Cincinnati, January 8.?The ioe is
moving quietly and is rotten. The
boatmen are hopeful.
Aubukn, N. Y., January 8.?'About 8'
o'clock, this afternoon, seven oonviots
escaped from .the State prison bore by
. digging through the wall where a shaft
ran through, for the purpose of turning
the machinery in the prison. It ia be?
lieved that the oonviots had assistance
? from tho outside, as they are all sup?
posed to have bpsu provided with citi?
zen's olothes. The escape was projeoted
add oondaoted by Dan. Noble, the noto?
rious Lord bond robbor. Their terms
of sentence varied from five to twenty
Denver, Col,, January 2.?The horse
disease is raging in Denver and other
seotions of Colorado. The Central City
Stage Company's animals are sick, and
no coaches are running between Centra)
City and Georgetown.
Ainsworth. Inn., January 3.?The
fertilizing company's works were burned
to-day. Loss $170,000.
Chicago, January 3.?A gale of seven?
ty miles an hour ia blowing.
Naw York, January 8.?Tho billiard
match between Dally and Cyrille Dion
was declared off?an alleged miscount,
' The polioe quieted tho dispute.
P. T. Barnnm lost a 31,000 diamond
in a Btage.
The hoavicst fog of the season prevails.
But few ferries are running. Fully.
40,000 working people were detained by
the fog. The streets are in a horrible
condition. It ii raining, and the slush
is ankle deep.
The safe of the Fifth Avenue Theatre
has been recovered. The contents are
New Orleans despatches apprehend
trouble on Sunday evening. The aoting
Governor will have .3,000 to 4,000 troops
at his disposal.
The Committee on Securities of the
8took Exchange have recommended that
' North Carolina old bonds be divided into
two classes, in dealings of exohange;
that those with coupons on, due January
1, 1869, be placed upon call and desig?
nated as North Carolina old bonds, to
aid* the North Carolina Railroad Com?
pany. ? n
Naw York. January 3?Evening.?The
evidence in Stokes' case is olosed, and
argument is proceeding. The court is
crowded to excess.
The .Government sold $1,009,000 gold
at a fraotion over 11 %.
Two ferry b^ats collided; no damage.
A ferry run. down a row boat, drowning
an unknown man. The fog is tho heaviest
1,700 immigrants arrived since New
Year's, many of whom are destitute
- The ZVmas, of this morning, says: It
must bo confessed that the Americans
will eventually people the Sandwioh
Islands, which will become a valuable
colony between San Franoisooand China
and- Australia. The 7Vines reviews the
question of annexation by fillibusteriag,
as heretofore practiced in new countries
by great powers, and doubts tho right or
propriety of any nation taking possession
of the Sandwioh Islands in suoh a man?
ner. :
Probabilities?For the New England
States, winds veering to Westerly, with
falling temperature and clearing but
partly cloudy weather. For the Middle
States, "Westerly ; to North-westerly
winds, falling temperature and olear
weather, excepting for the lower lake
region, partly cloudy weather. For the
Southern States East of the Mississippi,
winds, veering to Westerly and North?
erly, with falling temperature and gene?
rally olear weather. From Missouri and
- the Ohio Valley to tho upper lakes and
Lake Erie, Westerly and North-westerly
winds, falling temperature and generally
clear weather, excepting for the upper
lake region, fpartly cloudy weather.
From Kansas to Minnesota and Dakota,
diminishing pressure on Saturday, with
winds gradually shifting to Westerly and
Southerly. \ *
Sam Francisco, January 3.?It is re?
ported that rich gold quartz has been
discovered in Sitka.
British and American war vessels are
concentrating at Honolulu.
CisorjriiATi, January 8,?The ice has
moved to. Wheeling, carrying down the
Carrie Brooks. The ice at Madison
moved, carrying down -the -Gen. Ball.
? The ioe at Licking River has just star tod.
BosTOK, January 3.?Tho body of
Booond mate Henry B. Ballard and four
other bodies, from the wrecked ship Pe?
ruvian, washed ashore at Cape Cod yes?
terday .
Savannah, Ga., January 3.? The Com
\ mittoo on Direct Trade Inauguration,
/ appointed by the Georgia Agricultural
Convention, of which General John B.
Gordon is President, met in this city to?
day, and issued nn address, of which the
following is a brief synopsis: The com?
mittee invitee the cotton States to meet,
by delegations, in convention, at Au
Sastft, Ga., on the second Monday in
February next; refers to the common in
ddegfiUo?s ejso ,f>?m Ciooinnaii, St.
Loots, Louisville, MemphiB, etc. < notoa
the Importance or great throrigb lines by
rail and water (or the West, especially
the Atlantio and great Western; alao. tho
necessity of some combined, organized
and sustained effort to make known
abroad the advantages which the South
offers; the interest of the whole country
in the inoreased prosperity of the South,
aa well as to enable a Western farmer to
work his land profitably. Millions of
people in tho Sooth and West pay tri?
bute to enrich the.East. In the hope of !
hastening prosperity, by counseling to?
gether in a tree spirit of American fel?
lowship, delegations are earnestly in?
vited from the Southern States and from
the West.
Financial and Commtrclitl.
London, January 3?Noon.?Consols
91%@91??. Os 98.
Frankfort, January 3.?Bonds 95%.
Liverpool, Jauuary 8?8 P. M.?Cot?
ton opened firm and active?uplands
IQ%?10%; Orleans 10%; sales 18,000
bales; speculation aud export 1,000.
t'Aum, Januarv 5.?Specie increased
500,000f. !
London, Jauuary 3?Evening.?Mo?
ney on seonrities lower by 1 % than bank
Pari3, January 3.?Ron tea 53 f. 65c.
Liverpool, January 3?Evening.?
Cotton closed unchanged; sales 18,000
bales, whereof 8,000 are American.
Yarns and fabrics tond up. Sales of cot?
ton shipped from Savannah or Charles?
ton, November and December, at 108-16;
Savannah or Charleston, October and
November, 10 516.
New York, January 3 ?Noou.?Stocks
doll. Gold heavy, at 11%. Money
easier, at 1-32(2)1-16 per ceut. per day.
Exchange?long 9%; short 10%. Go?
vernments dull and heavy. State bonds
dull and steady. Cotton firm; sales
1,423 bales?uplands 20%; Orleans 21%.
Flour and corn strong. Wheat quiot
and firm. Pork steady?mess 13.25?
13.50. Lard quiet and steady?steam
7%@7%. Freights quiet.
7 P. M.?Cotton firm?uplands 20%;
Orleans 21 %. Flour 6teady. Whiskey
dull and lower, at 94. Wheat in limited
demand and unchanged. Corn a shade
firmer and quiet. Bice firm, at [email protected]'.
Pork firmer, at 13.52. Lard firmer, at
7%@8%. Freights quiet and easier.
Money stringent during tho day, but
dropped at close to 5(3)6. Sterling quiet,
at 9%. Gold quiet, at 11%@11%.
Governments quiet all day, closing
steady. States dull and nearly nominal.
Sales of cotton for future delivery 17,550
bales, as follows: January 19%(a)20;
February 20%(aj20 516; Maroh 20%@
20 9-16; April 20%@21; May 21%?
21 7-16; June 21 [email protected]%; July 22.
Louisville, January 3.?Flour firm,
in good demand and unchanged. Coru
unchanged. Provisions in fair demand
and steady. Pork 12.00. Bacon?shoul?
ders 5; clear rib 7%; dear sides 8,
packed. Lard?choice leaf 7%; keg
8%. Whiskey steady, at 88.
Cincinnati, January 3.?Corn firm
and unchanged. Pork held firmlv, at
12.00. Lard quiet?kettle 7%@7>*;
steam 7(9)7%; sales at 7.05(2)7.10 per
owt. Bacon steady?shonlders 4%(2)5;
clear rib 7>?(2)7%; oloar Bides 7%@S.
Whiskey firm, at 83.
St. Louis, January 3.?Flour quiet
and unchanged. Corn in fair dotnand
and firm?No. 2, mixed, 31, at East St.
Louis, on track; 32>[email protected]%. at East St.
Louis, in elovator; 34j^@35 in St. Louis
warehouse. Whiskey quiet, at 90. Pork
nominal, at 11.75. Bacon nominal?
shonldors 6(2)5%; clear rib 7%(2)7%;
dear sides 7%@8. Lard nominul, at
.Baltimore, January 3.?Four in good
demand and unobanged. Wheat quiet?
choice white 2.16(2)2.25. Corn quiet?
white 63(2)65; yellow 64. Oats dull, at
48(2)50. Bye 85(2)1.00. Provisions quiot.
Mess pork [email protected] Shoulders 5%
?5)4; rib sides 7%@7%. Lard 7%.
Whiskey 97. Cotton firm? middling
20%; sales 170 bales; stock 10,183; week?
ly receipts 2,120; sales 1,400.
Savannah, January 3.?Cotton firm?
ordinary IS; good ordinary 18.%; low
middling 19; middliug 19^; reooipts
3,686 bales; sales 2,466; stock 84,609;
weekly rcoeiptB 25,099; sales 10,287.
Augusta, January 3.?Cotton firm and
iu good demand?middling 18%; re?
ceipts 1,281 bales; sales 1,175; stook
1,350; weekly receipts 7,238; sales 5,288.
Wilmington, January 3.?Cotton
firm?middling 19%; receipts 107 bales;
sales 137; stock 3,093; weekly reooipts
935; sales 249.
New Orleans, January 3.?Cotton
active?good ordinary 18%; low mid?
dling 19%; middling 20; receipts 7,175
bales; sales 10,000; stook 167,715; weekly
receipts 31,850; sales 27,000.
Charleston, January 8.?Cotton
strong?middling 19%; receipts 2,885
bales; sales 1,000; stook 45,193; weekly
reooipts 13,798; sales 6,500.
Philadelphia, January 3.?Cotton
firm?middling 20%@21; weekly re?
ceipts 2,560 bales.
Galveston, January 8.?Cotton strong
?good ordinary 17%@17%; receipts
3,847- bales; sales 1,500; stock 71,019;
weekly receipts 11,594; sales 6,900.
Mobile, January 8.?Cotton firm
good ordinary I8J3; low middling 19)^;
middling 20; receipts 2,971 bales; sales
1,500; stock 41,000; weekly receipts
17,025; sales 12,000.
Norfolk, Jannary 8.?Cotton firm
low middling 18%; receipts 2,287 bales;
sales 2,050; stook 11,718; weekly receipts
7,928; Bales 1,100.
Boston, January 3.?Cotton steady
middling 21; receipts 1,623 balea; sales
600; stock 6,000; weekly roceipta 18,803;
sales 2,500.
A oompositor in the office of the Val
dosta (Ga.) Times was osoorted home,
the other night, by a squad of dogs.
The only remarkable thing about tho
occurrence was the rapid time made,
A. M. Peltigrew, of Anderson, has
been arrested, oharged with killing hin
brother B. H. Pettigrew.
Babnum's Gorilla.?The Missouri
Democrat contains the following obitu?
ary notice of one of Barnum's great curi?
osities, which is supposed to have been
dos troy od in the last fire:
It is Beldom that we are called upon to
note a more painful fact than that which
we now record, and which is nothing
more nor less than the rumored death of
Barnum's gorilla, who is supposed to
have perished in the flames of the mu?
seum reoeutiy consumed. The news of
his untimely and frightful eud will cause
a feeling of heartfelt agony to thrill the
bosoms of his many friends throughout
the country, who witnessed his playful
antics in his cage wherever Barnum went
on his last summer's tour, or enjoyed his
sooiety at a beer saloon when the labors
of the day and eveuing's exhibitions
were ended.
The deceased gorilla was a young man
of exemplary hubits, and by his versa?
tile industry, supported an aged father
and mother in Jersey City, who can
hardly bear their present loss. His ori?
ginal name was Briggs, and ho was of
Yankee, not Coltic, origin, as has been
erroneously stated. Mr. Baruum be?
came acquainted with young Briggs
many years ago, aud keen observer of
human nature that he is, he soon eaw
that the boy possessed talents which
would, if rightly applied, bring him into
publio notice. Mr. Bim urn first em?
ployed Briggs as a mermaid, but his
uervous, sanguineous temperament un?
fitted him for wearing a wig and a ood
tish skin, aud he was shortly after pro?
moted to the position of wild man. Iu
this, he achieved no success; and it was
not until Barnum put his great traveling
show on the road, iu 1870, and gave
Briggs tho position of gorilla, that he
developed those eccentricities that have
made him famous.
For two years no better specimen of
tho gorilla tribo has been seeu on this
continent. Though naturally convivial
and social in hid taste, ho has sat in his
cage an objeot oi wonder and admiration
to thousands, and submitted to being
stirred up with a long pole for the benefit
of country clergymen, who stood by ex?
plaining to their youthful Sabbath
School scholars how fearfully and won?
derfully we are made. No murmur of
discontent ever escaped his lips, except
at Terro Haute, Indiana, last July, when
he was heard to remark "that he'd be
d?d if ho could stand it muoh longer,
wearing a hair overcoat in hot weather,
on a salary of $10 a week." His salary
was at onco elevated to $12 50 a week,
and he was allowed ice in his den there?
after, and no better behaved specimen of
his tribe was ever plaoed on exhibition.
Mr. Barnum, we are informed, with
characteristic energy, has telegraphed to
Africa for other specimens of rare wild
boasts, to supply the places of those de?
stroyed by the late conflagration. He
may procuro elephants, lions, tigers and
oockatoes, but he can never fill the place
of Gorilla Briggs. Not eveu Dr. Living?
stone, with all of his experience in
African jungles, can capture so fine a
specimen, one who oould caper so nim?
bly around his seven by nine cage, and
dance to the lascivious tickings of his
keeper's club with such patience Go?
rilla, adieu, and may the hairy four
legged Pbcooix who arises from your
ashes possess your noble qualities of
mind und heart, aud give entire satisfac?
tion to a deluded public for the usual
price of half a dollar.
Emotional Insanity.?Au important
bill has been introduced into the Indiana
Legislature to protect society against
tho danger ensuing from sotting at li?
berty persons who may have been ac?
quitted of murder, manslaughter, rob?
bery, arson, rape, burglary or larceny,
upon tho ground of insanity. When?
ever any person shall be prosecuted for
any murder, manslaughter, robbery,
arson, rapo, burglary, assault or assault
aud battery with intent to commit any
folony, or any other felony, and tho plea
of insanity shall bo set up in defence, it
shall bo the duty of the oourt or jury
trying the defendant to find specifically
whether suoh defendant was or was not
insane when tho alleged offence was
committed, and whether such insauity
was impulsive, homicidal or moral, or
not, and iu caso the court or jury shall
dud the defendant to have been in
sauo when the offence was committed,
he or she shall be found not guilty
thereof. Any person acquitted in any
of tho cases heretofore mentioned, shall
bo committod to some secure and strong
ward of tho hospital for tho insane for
the term of two years, and as muoh
longer as may be necessary to complete
the euro of suoh defendant; but suoh de?
fendant shall be kept wholly separate
and apart from all other pationts in suoh
hospital. When any suoh person shall
bo acquitted of any oharge of murder,
manslaughter, robbery, or rape, by rea?
son of the impulsive, homicidal or moral
insanity of such person, then such per?
son, npon his or her acquittal, shall be
securely confined in suoh strong ward in
said hospital for the insane during his or
her natural life.
Twenty-five or thirty-years ago, Rev.
Charles G. Finney, now President of
Oberlin College, was carrying on a series
of revival meetings in some Eastern city
?Boston, we think. One day, a gentle?
man called to sec him on bnsiness. Mr.
Finney's daughter, perhaps five years
old, answered his ring. "Is your father
in?" asked the stranger. "No," replied
the demure maiden, "but walk in, poor
dying sinner, mother can pray for yon."
Burglars sacrilegiously broke into Tri?
nity Churoh, New York, Sunday night,
through the vestry windows, and rilled
the desks and contribution boxes. Thoy
got abont fifty dollars in small cash for
their trouble.
BTAiriut. Evidence.?Four men, all ?f
them whites, are now lying in the Coun?
ty jail ol Burnet County, Texas, under
acutenoa of death, all to be executed at
the same pl?oe ou January'15. Their
names are Benjamin Shelby, Arthur
Shelby, Ball Woods and Wm. Smith.
They were all sentenced for the murder
of Benjamin McKeever. Their case,
taken in all its details, is one of the most
interesting in the annals of criminal
trials. The evidence against them,
though conclusive, was entirely circum?
stantial. MeKoover was shot from his
horse at night, near the residence of the
Shelbys, his throat then out, and bis
body carried on horseback threo miles
and thrown into a cave. A large rock
was placed on tho bloody spot where his
throat was cut, but this precaution, in?
stead of concealing the crime, led to the
arrest of the criminals. The keen eyes
of a frontiersman saw tho rock had hcuu
recently placed thero; so it was removed,
and indications of blood found. Aoloser
search resulted in the further finding of
a paper wadding that had been fired
from a shot-guu. Gu examining a gun
of Benjamin Shelby, paper wadding was
likewise found in it, and yet another
wadding, that bad been evidently tired
from a shot-guu, liko the first, was found
under Shelby's door-step. In his house
was found a copy of the Chimney Comer,
aud by comparisons, it was ascertained
that the three pieces of gun-wadding had
boen obtained from that paper. There
were several other circumstances point?
ing strongly to the accused men as the
murderers; therefore, the jury that tried
them did not hesitate to find them
guilty of murder iu the first degree.
500,000 Emigrants Seeking Homes in
America.?The German Emigration As?
sociation of tbis city havo received fur?
ther advices from tho home organization
relative to the movement of the German
farmers and mechanics to emigrate to
this country. Tho home organization,
to effect this purpose, is Baid now to
number 82,000, aud it is proposed . to
form a union with the National Agri?
cultural Laborers' Union of London.
The latter association having a member?
ship of 200,000, it is contemplated, when
the season opens, to send at least 500,000
of German aud English farmers aud me?
chanics to various points in the nei?
world, but mostly to tho United States.
Both of these associations have for their
principal object the relief of tho pro-ent
over-crowded labor market, and the Ger?
man organization has n paid-up capital
of ?3,000 to carry out their plans. It is
proposed, among other things, to urge
legislation by the American Cougress for
the better proteotiou of emigrants. A
commission will leave Bremen iu the
middle of January for the purpose of
purchasing laud for large colonies who
contemplate emigrating in the spring;
also to make reports upon the particular
section of tho United States, both for
climate and soil, whioh is best adapted
to Germans.? Washington Star.
The Jewish Times, published iu New
York, has a kindly and genial Christmas
article. It certainly speaks volumes for
the progress of the age and the triumph
of toleration and human brotherhood
when an Israelite journal can speuk as
follows: "Christmas, ns celebrated iu
modern times, shorn of that spirit of fa?
naticism, whioh disfigured it for centu
ries, bears the character of a Jewish fes?
tival, is a triumph of the Jewish princi?
ple of love and charity, aud must be
welcomed by every friend of civilization
as au advance in the true path of pro?
gress. Orphans made happy, widows
comforted, forsaken waifs sheltered,
oheerlcss homes made bright, lift hu?
manity upward, Heavenward, whether
tho day for doing these deeds is styled
Christmas, Chanukah or Purim."
Indianapolis lovers uso eo much per?
fumery on their local correspondence
that tho postmaster has resigned, being
unable to stand so much munk, helio?
trope, night-blooming cereus, and such
sweet stenches. Tho clerks, who aro
younger, manag.?. to stand it by wearing
camphor bugs over their noses, but their
lives are shortened by being confined in
the office.
In some Counties in Arkansas, the
people live on eaussnge iu the winter
time. Guests at the boarding houses
thero becomo accustomed to the fare,
and kuow what to answer when the
hired girl comes to them at the table.
The colloquy runs .something like this:
Girl?"Wbat'll yer have, sir?" Guest?
"Sanssage." Girl?"Long or ball?"
And tho gacst then names his card.
A Philadelphiau thought he was gored
in the back by a Texas steer, the othor
day, when an ancient maiden lady from
the country prodded him in the rear
with her umbrella, preparatory to asking
him whero Chestnut street was, that she
might purchase a few chestnuts for pro
sent use.
Very recently a gentleman who had
just taken np his residence thero, de?
scribed Philadelphia as a city where "a
family cau buy two fried oysters and a
cent's worth of kindling wood." For
quiot people., he though it was the best
city to live in of which he had any know?
Tho little Eatouton boy. who put n
handful of epBoro salts in his grand-mo?
ther's soup, refuses to sit down any
more, for fear of spoiling the nioe new
poultice whioh he wears.
London stores 30,000 barrols of petro?
leum oud expects 20,000 moro. The
question of tbooity's safety is discussed.
She might, on some foggy night, have
rather too brilliant an illumination.
Daluth brags of ice fourteen feet
thick, and St. Paul tells about weather
which froze a feather-bed as stiff as a
A guileless Danbury rann paw a beauti?
ful chromo advertised for "fifty cents,"
and sent on the moucy, and received the
jack of clubs.
Extract from a Letter from Mrs. J.
O. AiiDRicii, Wauseon, Folton County,
OHIO.?"B. P. Hall, & Co.?Gentle?
men: Please send me one dozen bottles
of your Sicilian Hair Benewer. Our
'bald and gray' do not want to be ont.
My mother is a living recommendation
of the results from the' ase of the Re
newer. Being almost seventy years old,
and having worn a wig over thirty years,
it seems a miracle to those who have
known her so long so bald, and what lit
tlo hair she had being perfectly white;
now her wig thrown aside, her hair
grown out, and a smooth, glosey brown,
aa in girlhood. Hoping you may long
oontinne to pour blessings on the heads
of tho afilioted, I remain, yours truly."
Such evidence, with tho endorsement
of tho great chemists of New England,
Dr. A. A. Hayes and S. Dana Hayes,
Bhould satisfy any one which of the pre?
parations produce the best results.
-~??m ? ? -1??
The British Islands have 77,000,000
acres of land and 32,000,000 inhabitants.
Farm laborers complain of a lack of em?
ployment, workmen in all other branohes
ask higher wages on account of aoaroity
and high price of food, and discontent
reigns iu all quarters among all classes.
The London Standard prescribes emigra?
tion as the cure for the trouble, instead
of adopting the proposition to cultivate
the parks and commons, whioh would
afford only small and temporary relief.
Canada and Australia have abundance of
virgin land open to settlement, while onr
own boundless prairies offer to colonists
not only homes of plenty, but free oiti
zonship and an equal sharo in tho con?
trol of governmental affairs.
A Prince Convicted of Fordest.? J
Prince Michael Lusignan, a lineal de?
scendant of tho kings of Cyprus, Jeru?
salem and Armenia, has just been tried
in St. Petersburg under an indiotment
charging him with forgery. He was
convicted nud sentenced to exile in the
Ural country. The Prince's father was,
at one period of his life, one of the most
brilliant of the adopted sons and sol?
diers of tho Empire of tho Czars. The
career of the sou was unfortunate. Pe?
nury came to him, and crime followed
The Radicals of Missouri desire to
create disseusions in the Liberal ranks,
and by so doing to elect a United States
Senator who would not be the choioe of
the majority. It is not probable that
experienced politicians as they are in
Missouri will allow the Radicals to defeat
a Liberal majority twice ia a single win?
ter. A lesson once taught in politics is
not easily forgotten. A party caucus is
not a pleasant thing to the Missouri
Radicals, but it can win.
One of the cariosities of Indian war?
fare is the introduction of howitzers and
shells in the siege of the Modocs, of Ore?
gon. The Indians are entrenched in a
cave which, with its ramifications, em?
braces an area of several acres in extent.
To dislodge them will be next to impos?
sible, unless they are starved out; in
which caso, we must suppose, they will
bo exterminated by the besiegers, and
tbore will be a prompt solution of the
whole question.
Out of the ruins of the Contro street,
Now York, fire have been recovered the
remains of but ono human being, known
and identified. The finding of a few
poor fragments of something that was
onoe a man or woman, tells a tragical
tale. The fierce heat of the funeral pyre
must havo utterly consumed most of the
remaining victims, of whom six are yet
unaccounted for. The tale of the dead
can never bo completed.
Camel'a-bnir shawls can still be found
costing $5,000, but there are long shawls
of autique design aud richest coloring
reduced iu price to from $150 to $250,
formerly longed for at 81,500. The real
Dccca is as low as $50. Reversible
camei's-hair shawls are especially popu?
lar, as one's friends are thereby cunning?
ly deceived, aud the owner credited with
being the possessor of two, and so, quitm
Accidental Shooting.?Mr. A. Mosb,
an uged gentleman, who keeps a shop in
the suburbs, acoidently shot himself, on
Saturday last, iu the leg, inflicting a
painful but not a serious wound. It has
been a custom with Mr. M. to carry in
his pocket a loaded pistol cocked.
\ Darlington Southerner.
Gin House Burned.?We learn that
the gin house of Mr. J. C. Brown, toge
getber with seven bales of cotton, and
the seed of about forty-five bags, was
consumed by fire on the 15th ult., caused
by accident, aud not the work of an in?
cendiary, as is genorally the case.
[Bammelt Sentinel.
Old Doctor November, tho old oolored
servant who has waited on the boys at
Cbapol Hill, and cleaned up the oollege
rooms ever since Chapel Hill was a ool?
lege, died in that place Christmas night,
at the age of ninety-seven ye? rs. The
college bell was tolled at his funeral.
I shall over consider Simmons' Liver
Regulator as tho preserver of the life of
my little son, who is now in blooming
J 4 J3fll Chattahooohee, Fla.
After a life of peculiar vicissitudes,
commenced as a oirous rider and calmi
I natiug as a princess, tho Princess Salm
Salm closes her romantic career as a nun
in a convent at bleak Innsbruck, in the
The elevated railway in New York paid
j little heed to the recent enow storm
High above tho highest snow its "iron
horses" rode, mocking all tho efforts of
the wintry weather, It was well pa?
tronized .
The bill for the incorporation of tho
New York, Norfolk and Charleston Rail?
road has passed both houses of the North
Carolina Legislature.
The baby hippopotamus, lately born
in London, is brought up on the bottle,
with a piece of engine hose for a nozzle.
, ? I ?? jfc
A Hdqk DetA3Euativh 13odx.?-It has ? .
bean stated, on ? rough estimate, that
there are 750 members of the French Ac*
sembly. This estimate is too low. France
alone returns 753, Algeria 6, and the
colonies 9?making a total of .768. The
greatest number that voted in the pre- i
sent year waa 704, on the recent vote of.
confidence in M. Thiers. As the num?
ber of deputies for Franco is based on * y
population it is liable to vary. The pre?
sent Assembly was elected on the rale of 7
one deputy to every 50,000 inhabitants,
plus ono for every fraction exceeding
30,000 inhabitants. Under the Empire
one momber was chosen to represent
35,000 electors, not inhabitants, and the
legislative body consisted of 876 mem?
bers. Iu the Legislative Assembly cf
1819 there were 750 members; in tho -
Constituent Assembly of 1848 there ;
were 900; under the Monarchy of July,
459; under the Restoration, 480; under
the First Empire, 629; under the Consti?
tution of the Republic of the year VTLT,
only 300; under that of the year III
there were 500; in the Legislature As?
sembly of 1791 there were 750; and in
the Constituent Assembly of 1769 u
crowd of 1,200 members.
A lady writes us very feelingly upon
the subjeot of tho latest fashions. Sum
I says that we editors ought to give them
j a public condemnation, and adds, "I
, wish you would try y?ur hand on their
India rubber bustles." Dangerous ex?
periment, that. We are very careful
where we pat our bauds.. : - ,
A traveler woe lately boasting of tho
I luxury of arriving at night, after a hard
day's journey, to partake of the' enjoy?
ment of a well-out ham and the left leg
of a goose. "Pray, sir, what la the pe?
culiar luxury of a left leg?" "Sir, to
conceive its luxury, yon mast find that
it is the only leg that is loft!"
The following stanza contains every
letter in the English alphabet except E,
which is a letter employed more than
any other:
A jovial swain may rack his brain,
And tax his fancy's might ....
To quiz in vain, for 'tis most plain
That what I say is right
Two young officers, after a mess din?
ner, had very muoh ridiouled their gene?
ral. Ho sent for them and asked then
if what was reported .to him was true.
"General," said one of them, Vit is; and
we should have said muoh more if our
wine had not failed."
"Sir," said a hypoohondriaoal patient,
while describing his symptoms to Aber- ;
netby, "I feel a terrible pain in my aide
when I put my hand up to my head."
"Then, sir," exolaimed the mild physi?
cian, "why the deuce do yon pat your
hand to your head."
The managers of the New York Tri?
bune purpose to keep as a standing line,
under tho editorial title, the words;
"Founded by Horace Greeley." ? *
A building located in Union street,
Brooklyn, fell a few days ago, and barfed'
fourteen horses, nearly all of whom were
killed._ ' ?
At Columbia, 8. C, December 25,1872, by
Rev. H. D. Edwards, Mr. OSCFQ SPENCER
JSLuotion Salei
4 ere Lot and Building? Thereon, Near QUy.
ON MONC AY MORNING flth instant, I wfll
soil, before the Court House, at 10 o'clock,.
Ono acre LOT, situated on the East by
Barhamvillo road, and fronting thereon 101
feet 4. inches, commencing from North-east
corner of Ford Ooopor's lot, and North by-a
lane 12 feet wido, separating this lot from
j lands of limber, and fronting on thfa Inno
117 foot 4 incbeB, and West by ianda of-Ellen
Pair Campbell.
On the premises is & good COTTAGE
BUILDING, with necessary, pat-buildings,
Tkumsof S.vle?C.idii. Sale positiv?. f,
Jan 3_?_ ?.. ??> 3
Dwelling at Auction, ? .'" 3 *j|
ON MONDAY MORNING NEXT, 8ftlo-c!ay, at
11 o'clock, we will sell, in front of the Oonrt
Mouse, , ,
All that LOT, with DWELLING and OUT?
HOUSES thereon, ni tuated on the corner of
Pendleton and Main atreota, formerly known
as tho FENTON HOUSE. Said,lot measures
front on Richardson street 104 feet, more: or
lesB, and runs back 100 feet, more or less. -
Tkiiiis or Salb?One-half oaabt balance iu
six and twelve months; secured by bond and
mortgage, bearing interest at seven per. cent,
peranuum; purchasers to pa j for papers; pro?
perty to bo insured and policy to bo assigned.
The above property will be sold at the risk
of the former purchaser, Us failing to com
ply. Tula perfect. Jan 1
Wanted to Rent,
BY a email family, a COTTAGE, con?
taining tbrea or four good rooms. Tay-'
meat in advance, if required. Not par?
ticular in regard to tho price. Inquire at this
office._,_ Jan.a ,
Caution. : '
10 all whom it may concern: A DUE BILL
Jl or ORDER, hold by W. L. Clinton for
$U or $15, drawn in favor of. Messrs, Bauakctt
Sr. Moutoith, and signed with my name, ia a
forgery. G. DIERCKS.
Jan 4_, ,. i j_8_
Patrons of Husbandry.: C\ri
DELEGATES to tbo Btato Grango are
notified that tho various railroad's Of.the
Btato have extended to them the courtesy of
Excursion Tickets, whioh is about equivalent
to one fare for the trip.
Messrs. L?rick & Lowragoi
tendered their llall to the St
which the Grango will meet
DAY, 15lh January, at 11 o'olook A. M. By
order. THOS. TAYLOR, W. M.
D. Wyatt irczN, Secretary State Qra^glfS
J*n*_; " ' ' ? Vfr *L
IRWIN'" HAtli,
miss ?eTmTERSON
Readings and Recitations.
MISS PATTEttSON will bo introduced by
a prominent citizen of Columbia. Ad?
mission 50 centa; reserved seats 25 card* ex?
tra. Tickets for sale at LyBrand's. Doom
opjn at 7 o'clock. Readings to commence at
8. Jan 4

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