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Tues?ay Xornintc. January 14,18^3
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. A. Klcc LUlIo Job.
Oar curiosity has led as to look into
the report of . the Secretary of State.
We find it a volume of 186 pages, con?
taining a great deal o( rule aud flgufe
work, which costs double the price of
. "prdic'iiry printing. , Theseooatly figures,
to a large extent, oon?ern matters of the
feast oonoeivablo aocouut. Perhaps the
several pages '???* poor ruiunia may be
useful, but they are incomplete, as
eleven of -'th^Counties make, no returns
at all. i The drear teat and most wort bless
part of thovolnojoia the election returns
for the State officers, oooapyiog Boventy
thrce pages. We suppose this is a part
of the Secretary'? doty to include these
r returns, but what any mortal can find in
them of interest, is beyond our ken.
So "?? the neatness and completeness
of the work go, we'make no doubt that
it is creditable to the industry and accu
raoy of the compiler.
The Land Commission department,
the duties of which have been devolved
upon the Secretary of Stato, occupies
ninety pages. It is a ourious- record of
failures, blunders and swindles. It con?
sists of seven statements, the first of
which shows the total number of acres
purchased and the total cost: This foots
up $577,517. But in a note, which, as
Tony Lumpkin says of the. poslsoript of
a letter, contains the- cream of the corres?
pondence, we have tue fact brought out
that H. H. Kimpton, aooording to his
report, has paid out of the Lmd Com?
mission fund, upon drafts, &c, drawn
on him by the State Treasurer,
$712,079.19, end the farther faot that
the State Treasurer, aooording to his re
potts, has paid on the same account
890,058.25, making a total expenditure
of 9802,187.44. Here is a difference of
$224,620.44, as the report says, "totally
unaocoontod for, and lost to the State."
. We had an Advisory Board, oh arg od
with the management of this business,
comprising B. K. Scott, Governor; D.
H. Chamberlain, Attorney-General; N.
G, Parker, Treasurer; J. L. Neagle,
Comptroller-General, and F. L. Oardozo,
. Secretary of State, (who sayB that from
dissatisfaction with its doings, he ro
signed from the Board in October, 1869,
and would not co-operate with it again
nntU March 1, 1870;) O. P. Leslie, It. O.
DeLargo and H. E. Hay no have been
the Land Commissioners. How are the
Advisory Board pleased with this record?
Thoy need not try to place the wrong
exclusively upon the virtaous Leslie, or
any other of the Commissioners. They
wero the trustees of this fund, and the
Commissioner waa only their olerk or
agent. The parse could-only open when
they pufied^hrstrings. They were the
men to approve, if hot directly to make
the I purchases; One 'of , them said, he
withdrew. Why did he not do more? I
One of them, was the law officer of the
State, and bound as such to protect Its
interest* >ighta,. ?pari from his'
duties. as member of the Land Board.
They are all pilloried in this report. It
is a , monument to their dereliotion of
duty, to nee the mildest possible term?
more lasting than brass.
In this report, under "Darlington,"
we, find it stated that there are two traots
of? land owned by the State in that
Connty?the Wilds and Buck Swamp
traots. This land, embracing 1,497>?
aores, was bought by the State from Dr.
JqhqLunn-ij for 8ll.G03.75, and paid
for in full. It is added, however, that
Dr. Lanney only paid a portion of the
price for the land to the parties from
whom he bought. Why did he not, as
, agent, pay all as due? The report says,
because he had assurances from several
members of the advisory board that
they would agree to purchase other lands
besides. Upon the strength of this pro- j
mise, but unauthorized by any official
notion, he used a part of the money en?
trusted to him to pay for the two tracts,
in paying a part upon certain other
traots. The result is that mortgages re?
main on them, and on the two really
purchased and paid for by tho State to
the tuao of $11,003.75. To savo these
lands from foreclosure, the Secretary of
State recommends an appropriation of
$3,500. In this ho is seconded by Mr.
Whittemore, who has introduced and is
urging a joint resolution to provide au
appropriation of $1,000 for the final
payment on theso four traots.
Now, Mr. Whittemore has been one of
the loudest in his professions of reform
and in his protestations against extrava?
gance Does he think it a reform to ac?
knowledge such a demand as this, or a
measure of retrenohmont to pay it?
Must the State, after having paid for
land in full, go on losing in tho way
sought to be enforced, because Dr.
Lanney exceeded his powers, and made
a mistake, or something worse? We
hope not. It is poor economy, to say the
least, to throw the handle lifter the
hatchet. - ~ghe ioj* M- top- J^^HRf'
Lunney\ jStlo bill canj bj^lyfpa?m&
ter, eveu$vith the eqdo^semorj^if ttjrfc
Secretary^ the Btate}\an? of tU iM
maaolataiMi*.JVbittemore. . * r
Important HoTemcnt.
Mr. Levy, of Charleston, introduced a
joint resolution into the House of Rep
r jaontativea yesterday, which, if adopted
j by the Legislature, and carried oat in a
proper spirit by the Governor and the
commission appointed under it, wiii be
productive o! valheWo coh^e^Jipces. It
is designed to ascertain the amount and
validity of the State debt, and provides
that, with a view of reviving the credit
of the State of South Carolina, restoring
oMifidonco in the securities thereof, and
definitely ascertaining the legitimate in?
debtedness of the State:
Seo. 1. That the Governor bo empow?
ered to appoint a commission of three
(3) persons of obaracter, integrity and
business experience to investigate tbe
amount and validity of the State- debt,
who shall enter upon the disoharge of
their duties at tho earliest praotioable
moment; have power to send for per?
sons and papers; be vested with authori?
ty to examine into the books, aooounts
and vouohors of the State Treasurer,
Comptroller-General and Financial
Agent in New York, and bo furnished
with such information from the various
State departments as the said commis?
sion shall, from time to time, require.
Sao. 2. That it shall be tho duty of
said oommiBsion to sit at Btated times, to
be advertised in the papers of tho cities
of Charleston, Columbia and New York;
and shall causo the cumber, denomina?
tion, the Act under whioh it was issued,
and the namo of the person, association,
corporation or firm presenting any bond,
coupon or certificate of indebtedness, to
be registered in books to be kept by the
said commission for that purpose; and
when said commission aro fully satisfied
of the validity of the same, to affix an
official stamp to bo provided for that
special purpose: Provided, That no
charge shall be made to the holders or
parties presenting Bach bond, coupon or
certificate of stock for such registry; and
it shall be the duty of said commission
to report the progress of their investiga?
tions as occasion may demand and the
Governor or General Assombly shall re?
Sao. 3. That for the purpose of de?
fraying the necessary expenses of said
commission, the Governor is hereby au?
thorized to draw his warrants on the
State Treasurer, tho amounts of whioh
warrants shall bo paid by tho State Trea?
surer oat of any moneys in the State
Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
We think this a good bill. Similar*
action was taken a year ago by the State
of Georgia with excellent effect. Her
financial status was clearly ascertained,
and the State has moved on with mush
more satisfaction over sinco. Ordinarily
such a coarse would be a work of super?
erogation. Bat when a State has been
bedeviled several years by an infamous
government as this one has been, things
get into such a muddle that it takes pro?
digious efforts and a world of paius to
extricate it. It almost loses its identity.
We venture to say that few men, even of
the hjghest intel igenoo and closest at?
tention and study, can get at the real
condition of the State debt and its
finances. So much has been hid out of
view, so muoh bungled, mangled and
befogged, that it has become worso for
mud than a Serbonian bog, and for filth
than the Augean stables. Only expert*,
devoting their labors especially to the
task, oan do tho Heroulean work of
olearing it of the one, or cleansing it of
the other. Every thing dopend?, of
course, upon tbe meu who aro to bo ap?
pointed. They should be free from par?
tisan spirit, not mixed up iu any way
with matters committed to them for in?
vestigation and research, of unquestioned
integrity and of high financial ability.
If they should also bo men of address
and cultivation, combiuing happily tbe
auaviter in modo, with tho fortiicr in re,
it would all bo so much the better.
A SiiAP at Sonunz.?The Prosi den
has had an opportunity, which he did
not fail to improve, to pay off Souutor
Sohnrz for his temerity in condemning
the President's official course and join?
ing the Liberal movement. Some days
sinoe Congress passed a bill for the re?
lief of CarlJussen?Mr. Sohurz's brother
in-law. For once in his HTo tho Presi?
dent forgot his favorito doctilne that the
"Executive should have no polioy op?
posed to the will of the peoplo as ex?
pressed by their Representatives in tbu
National Legislature," aud promptly
votood the measure. What a glorious
triumph over a political antagonist!
The American Cavar avenges himself
upon his enomies by withholding from
their relatives aud connections mouoy to
whioh Oongres3 says they aro jostly en?
Lyme, Conn., offers an eligible matoh
for any "fasting girl" in the person of
Mr. James Havens, a young gentleman
who is declared not to have taken "one
swallow either of food or drink" for
fifty-soven days. What a favorite that
young man would bo with boarding
house keepers.
\v?kHinC<.B S^rc.i Cb.*xO. .;..;? = ?
,Iheg lea*e.,ic etat? to toe friends ol
?b ob u roh, now In process of re-build
' . that althfrogh Iba.agenoy for it its
t now my especial work, yet that I an*
11 engaged In attending to its interests
and business whenever I am in town,
which will be part of every week*
Therefore, I hope still to reoelve sob*
scriptiocs for the purpose of furthering
on to completion tho work of this ohnrob.
Tho whole of. the exterior, of the build
ing will vory soon be. completed, but
foods are needed for nearly all of the in?
terior work. Many, when I first asked
of them aid for this work, promised it,
'after awhile;" some said thoy would In?
crease their original subscription, some
have never paid any part of tho aum
subscribed. Friends! Christians! who
would help the cause of Christ in help?
ing this Iiis church, do not be backward
in your contributions to it now in this
most critical juncture. Bo willing to
make somo sacrifice for auch an object.
'Onco more unto tho breaobl dear triond*,1
ouco more!"
This once more lot not our appeal be
iu vain, for "our bouse that was burnt d
to the ground when all our pleasant
thiugs were laid waste," but come to ila
help even now. WM. MARTIN.
At the requost of a friend wc insert the
following circular:
Charleston, S. C, January, 1873.
Mr.-.Dear Sir: Will yon be one of
2,000 members of our oommunion who
will contribute the small sum of two
j dollars to enable the vestry of Christ
Church, Charleston, to pot their church
edifice in immediate repair? We cinuot
do it ourselves without help; and we
will, therefore, be truly grateful for your
If you uro disposed to help us, please
remit two dollars to my address; which
ahull bo acknowledged iu due time iu one
of our city papers. Very truly,
PnaonCAn Prison RsFonM.? Teach?
ing a convict agood and profitable trade,
aud educating him to habits of industry,
are long strides towards a reformation of
[character. A case in point has been
brought to notioo. A ooloreu man was
in the penitentiary for a short time,
whom Geu. Stoibrand taught the trade
of polishing marble. A leading marble
lanufnettirer, of New York, saw him,
and being pleased with his workman?
ship, engaged him, as soon ns his term
[expired, at five dollars a day. Ho is with
the saiao firm yot.
An extraordinary case of attempted
arson wn'j nu. rated to Fire Marshal
McSpedon, of New York city, Taesday.
The clerks of Platt & Boyd. wholesale
dealers in window glass, at Nos. 70 and
81 Murray street, discovered, on Monday
afturnoon, that water from the suow
melting on the roof of the building was
leaking through the sauttle door upon
valuable Block on the filth floor. A tin?
smith was sent for, who, upon arriviug,
wub told to solder with lead the appa?
rently broken Burfaoe of tin wbioh co?
vered the outer side of the door. Tho
tinsmith discovered that the leak came
i through a large anger bole bored through
the scuttle. It was at first supposed that
burglars had beeu about, but an investi?
gation showed that a similar opening
had been prepared in tho ecu'tie of the
adjoining roof, leading into the esta?
blishment of W. H. Kidd, a liquor
dealer; and further investigation dis
closed the fact that a fuse had been pre?
pared and partly arranged in Kidd's es?
tablishment, to run from Kidd's fifth
Istory, through tho auger hole in his
I scuttle, across to tho scuttle of Platt &
Boyd, and down into the iufiamiuablo
packing material iu the fifth story of that
establishment. Detectives immediately
worked up the case, and finding suffi
joient evidenoe on tho premises, together
with a statement by a boy that be saw
j Kidd making bis fuse, they arrested
Kidd, and he was committed to tho
Tombs. Kidd, it is said, came from
Charleston, S. C, where bis liquor store
was burned, upon whioh ho recovered
$8.000 insurance, but thero was some
difficulty about its payment, on the
i ground Unit the stoek alleged to be in
the store was not there.
Tho inhabitants of Stokesvillo, having
| given up the apparently hopeless task of
preventing, or oven measurably prevent?
ing murder, havo set about reguUtiug it,
somewhat as tho people of St. Louis aud
other ancieut cities do tbe social evil.
*A lawyer" writes to tho World, pro?
posing tbe following amendment to the
jcrimiual statutes: "Every person who
shall wilfully, maliciously, with malice
propouso aud murder tiforethotight, take
tbe life of a human being, ?ball be
i obliged, at bis own proper costs aud
j charges, to inter or cause to be interred
such human being, and bIiuII oansu an
obituary notice of the deceased to be in?
serted, ut his own proper cost uud
ehatgos, iu at least two daily papers
published nearest to the scene of said
homicide, for at least one insertion."
A Wagon Load of Frozen Buffalo
Hunters?Terrible Suffeuino.?From
parties just arrived from South-western
Kansas, wo learn that the weather has
beeu eovero beyond endurance, aud tho
suffering among hunters beggars de?
scription. A farmer who arrived iu
Wichita, on Saturday, roports having
overtaken a toam loaded with bufftdo
skins, and on the wagon, stiff with cold,
sat tbe driver, permitting the team to
wander ut will over the prairies, being
entirely unable to help himself. Similar
accouuts roach us from other sources.
A Yankee has invented a patent bird's
nest to keep the feathered songsters
from spending their winters South.
.jr j>t\TB LKOISLVlDiiE.
VTha Senate plot at 12 M-., President
flle*Tfain the?hair. > & \
The President laid before tbe Seu&tfc a
communication from the Secretary pi
State, containing a list of the olerka em
I ployed in bia offloo as engrossing and en?
rolling olerka of the General Assembly,
and the Counties in whioh they reside:
James W. Wilkinson, Darlington; M. R.
St urges, Marlon; H. B. Johnson,
Orangeburg; Louis Schiller, Aiken; Jas.
A. Spencer, Abbeville; J. T. Freeman*,'
Charleston; W. G. MeKinney, Rich
land; W. F. Garston. Bam well; A. C.
Sammis, Beaufort. The work is per?
formed under the supervision of the
chief olerk of the office, Mr. Walter R.
Jones. ? l
Mr. Nash presented the accounts of A.
Palmer, Charleston Neics, Daily Phoe?
nix, Republioau Printing Company, and
others, whioh were referred to the Com?
mittee on Contingent Accounts and Ex?
Mr. Swails, from Committee ou Rail?
roads, reported on oertuiu railroads,
which wcro ordered for consideration to?
Mr. Wbittemorc, from Committeo on
Judiciary, to whom was referred a bill to
iucorporato Mechanics' and Farraerb*
Building and Loan Association of Rich
laud, reported b ick same, with an no
oompauying substitute, and a recom?
mendation that substitute pass?a bill to
amend tin Act entitled "An Act to incor?
porate tho Mechanics' and Farmer?'
Building aud Loan Association of Rich
Mr. Uardozo, from Committee on Ea
grossed Bills, reported as ready for a
third reading: Bills to renew the charter
of Kuox's Bridge, over Tugaloo River;]
to amend an Act entitled "An \ct to i
gruot, renew and amend the charters of
certain towns and villages therein men?
tioned;" to amend Section 0, of Chap?
ter LXUI of general statutes; to incor
poiato the Drayuae.n's lieuevoleut Asso?
ciation of Charleston; to incorporate
tho Congruity Church, Concord Town
| ship, Sumter; to iucorporato tho Irish
Riflo Club of Charleston; joint resolu?
tions to relievo Josso E. Dent, former
Sheriff of Richlaud, of a penalty ou tax
executions; to allow Hon. Wm. Thomas
$500 extra compensation.
Mr. Whittemoro introduced bills to
amend Sectiou 1, Chapter XCVI, of tho
general statutes, relating to the assess?
ment of homcatead; to provide for tho
establishment aud support of a State
Normal School.
Mr. Jamison introduced bills to limit
the amount of liens on crops; to create
tho office of public weigher of tho town
of Oraugoburg, and for other purposes.
Mr. Jones iutroduced a bill to amend
Chapter 120 of tho general statutes.
Mr. Cardozo introduced a joint resolu?
tion to allow David Cook, of Kershaw,
to redeem certain forfeited lands.
After considering a number of bills on
the calender, Senate adjourned.
Tho House met at 12 M., Speaker Leo
in tho Chair.
Notices were given of the introduction
of a largo number of bills.
Mr. Tiagmau introduced a bill to
amend an Act to renew tho charters of
certain towns and villages.
Mr. Levy introduced u joiut resolu?
tion relative to State finances.
Mr. Hurley iutroduced a resolution,
that after the 5th day of February next,
no bills or joint resolutions shall be in?
troduced in tho House. Laid over.
Mr. Holmes introduced a bill to amend
Sectiou Gl, of Chapter 20, of the general
statutes. Referred.
Mr. Humbert introduced a resolution,
[ that on and after this day, tho House
moot at 11 A M., aud adjourn at plea?
sure. Adopted.
Mr. Humbert introduced a resolution,
that the Chairman of Iho Committees on
Railroads and Internal Improvements be
removed from negleot of duty. Laid
over. [Jco Crews is Chairman of each
Committeo. |
Mr. Bowley. from tho Committee on
Ways aud Means, reported favorably on
a bill to extend the payment of tuxes for
1872. Laid over.
Mr. Humbert ottered a resolution,
that tho Honorable the Treasurer of the
Stato be, and is heroby, required to fnr
ninh this House all information whether
the necounta of the Fiuauoial Agent of
the State of South Carolina in the city
of Now York has been sottlod, in whole
or in part, us soou ae possible, if such
information is in his possession. Re?
Mr. W. H. Wallace introduced a bill
to lay out and establish a uew road in
Union County, Referred.
Mr. Spears offered a joint resolution
to allow extra compensation to Judge
John T. Green. Referred.
Mr. Hatch ford iutroduced a bill to in?
corporate the village of Fort Mills, in
York County. Referred.
Mr. Thompson introduced a resolu?
tion, that Rule No. 0, prohibitiug tho
Speaker from taking part in tbe debates
of tho House, be suspended. Adoptod.
Mr. Simkins iutroduced a bill to
punish any person or persous who shall
sell or convey any real or personal estate
upon which a lieu may exist, without
giving notico to tho purchaser or pur
chahers. Referred
Mr. Wolfe introduced a joint resolu?
tion to authorize tho Governor to ap
poiut four additional Trial Justices for
Lincoln County. Laid over.
Mr, Duncan iutrodnccd a bill to pre?
vent school trustees from being em?
ployed as teachers in tho public schools.
Tho Comuitteo on Engrossed Bills
submitted the following bills as duly and
correctly engrossed for a third reading:
To amend an Act entitled "An Act for
the proteotion and preservation of use?
ful aaimals;" to permit Samuel N. Au
derson, of norry County, to adopt
Samuel Lawsou aud to make him his
lawful heir; to amend Section 271), of
Chapter 1, of Title 8, of Part 2, of the
Code of Prooedare; to confer the right
of legitimacy open- Tfceovfitcffc-House
?ndyPowell House; tq\ in&prpbrat j- the
"Darlington Agricultural ana Meafcaoical
air^ompany^tO'oha&e !|ho name of
jFrofc Level to thai of Prosperity.
" The following bills were read the se?
cond time and ordered to be engrossed
for a third reading: To set apart a fond
for the payment of witnesses in State
oases and of jar ore; to refer to the qaali
fled voters of Barnwell Connty the loca?
tion of tbe Connty seat of said Connty,
Connty offices, and the place for holding
the Courts of said Connty.
A joint resolution, authorizing and re?
quiring tho State Treasurer.-t? pay and
cancel the notes and certificates issued
in payment of the different debts con?
tracted for tbe furnishing of the ball of
the House of Representatives and com?
mittee rooms, was under discussion up to
the hour of adjournment.
Independence.?No word in our lan?
guage bus been the theme of more essays
among Southern people than this. It is
a grand word, and appeals to all the true
manhood of a people. Political inde?
pendence was the dream of tbe Southern
politician for generations, and tbe topic
of impassioned oratory on tho Blump.
Commercial independence was another
great boon to be dreamed of and talked
about, and to discuss iu conventions for
the titilation of tho public ear and heart.
The idea of depoojenco of any sort was
always galling to tho Southern mind,
judging by mere expression of sentiment.
Yet probably no people, until the out?
break of the war, ever talked more and I
did loss in the way of asserting a true in?
dependence. Tbe war itself, aud the
wonderful heroism and enduranco dis?
played by the South in bor struggle for
political independence, was an eloquent
proof of Southern enthusiasm on the
biibject. But uutil then tho South had
been practically the most dependent
civilized community in tho world upon
other eections und nations. Her people
showed, when thrown on their own in?
genuity, remarkable capacity to develop
aelf-sustaining power, and create re?
sources from almost nothing. But they
theu practically learned for the first
time that the true road to commercial
and financial independence is through
hard work, self-denial, the determination
to make before you spend, and to spend
less thau you make. This course steadi?
ly pursued will make a people financially
independent. It will place them com?
mercially on a footing of equality with
other people, and mako commeroe with
them profitable
It is useless for the Southern people to
ropiuo over the mistakes of tue past.
But, looking to tbe future, tho true road
to pecuniary independence and a fair
show of prosperity in above indicated.
Each State of tho South may, by this
course, attain as much of true independ?
ence as is possible in our political condi?
tion. Eich can then shape its separate
destinies as a State, through its Legisla?
ture, so far as is consisteut with the
rightful authority of tho central power
at Washington. That central power will
be moro apt to respect a State, and ab?
stain from encroach meats upon its rights,
whioh thus practically asserts the spirit
of self-reliance. It is tbe condition of
helplessness and dependence that invites
There is another species of independ?
ence it behooves tbe Southern States to
cultivate. It is independence of politi?
cal thought and action. It ia the habit
of judging things having a political bear?
ing according to their intrinaio merits,
not according to some formula of politi?
cal themes, or aooording to the arbitrary
behests of party leadership and opinion.
There has been, heretofore, among ns
too marked a lack of political independ?
ence of thought and action. Men bavo
been trained in polities according to the
discipline of tho camp, and to take opi?
nions as subordinates tako orders?to be
obeyed, not discussed. Tbe.party lash
has been an veritable an instrument of
authority as tho overseer's whip in times
of yoro, and woe to the voter who dared
to bid it defiance. Nothing in the bigot?
ry of religious faith and discipline was
more intolerant than this spirit of party
Every intelligent reader can trace out
for himself, in the history of the past,
some of tbe disastrous consequences of
this mode of shackling the mind and ac?
tion of the citizen, and putting inde?
pendent thought under tho bann. Se?
cession itself, as practically oarried out,
by State after State, was the direct fruit
of this despotism of public opinion. It
is much to bo doubted if the civil war
would ever havo taken place, or at least
would have taken place when it did aud
ns it did, had the true spirit of inde?
pendence, in thought, in expression aud
in actions been properly asserted and
Tho past, with its misfortunes and
errors, is beyond our control. It is gone
forever, with the ages beyond the flood.
But a new era is upon us, and new and
great questions arc before us for solution.
Thoy uro questions us to the rights still
reserved to the States, and hon to main?
tain tbem. Thoy aro questions as to
bow each State shall protect its own inte?
rests, guard its credit and advance its
prosperity. Thoy are questions ns to
bow tho groat subjects of education and
tho equal civil rights of oitizens shall bo
bandied. To these subjects we would
invoke, in Georgia, at least, tbe exeroise
of untrammeled thought and the freest
disoussionp. This is trae intellectual in?
dependence.?Augusta Constitutionalist.
In point of cotton manufacturing,
Columbus, Ca., olaims to be . the first
city in tbo South. From a late number
of tho Sun it appears that every interest
is prospering and the city itself shows a
steady progress?tho cotton factories
alone paying in wages over 821,000 per
month. Including the other factories of
various kinds, tho monthly pay roll
amounts to $30,000. This seems to bo a
pretty good showing.
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Orrx M?ttkb?i? The price 01 single
oopIes of tho PHoartx is are bents. ,
' Th {'tatest styles wedding and visiting
car is arid envelope*, tastily printed, can
be obtained at tbe Phoznix office.
OM' newspapers for sale at Ph?mox
office, at fifty cents a hundred.
It was generally rumored upon the
streets, yesterday, that a female had
committed suicide; bat opon inquiry it
was found Hi at she was only tead drunk.
The weather,' yesterday, was annoy,
warm and delightful.
The following is the programme to be ?
furnished by Prof. Buchar, this after?
Coliseum Quick step?Beyer.. ,
Sweet Spirit. Hear My Prayer?Wal?
Pulermo Quadrille?Strauss.
Salute a La France?Baldieu.
Waltz II Baooio?Arditti.
Trapp-Trapp Galop?Paust.
-.-Tho Governor has appointed as Nota?
ries Public -John P, Fioken; Esq.. of
Oharleaton, and J. B. Murphy, of.Bam?
Tho Senate, in executive eession, con?
firmed R. M. Severance, Trial Justice, ,
and P. O. Fludd as Jury Commissioner A
for Darlington County. 4
lYicsom Simmons, who was pardoned,
a few days ago, on the condition that he
would leave the State, deolined the same,
and on Saturday evening, the Governor,
having investigated and reconsidered the
case, he was unconditionally pardoned,
aud received the same on Sunday.
Aftor the post mortem examination of
the body of Vina Worthley, who dropped
dead near the Charlotte, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad, on Saturday last, the
jury rendered the following verdict, by
instruction of Dr. H. Sloan, who per?
formed the examination: That tbe de?
ceased came to her death from inflamma?
tion of the membranes of the heart,
which caused dropsy of the heart.
The dwelling of Mrs. Bowers wob en?
tered last night, and robbed of a num?
ber of articles, among them two gold
r hue nix i an a.?A Scissoronian style?
That of a large number of our exchanges.
A ponsive husband is frequently the
result of an expensive wife.
An alabaster neck, marble brow and
arch expression is said to constitute a
well-built woman. ?*-. :..< '
Hard words have never taught wis?
dom, nor does truth require them. I
An instance of throwing one's self j
about was witnessed a few evenings ago,
at a party, iu the case of a young lady
who, when asked to sing, first tossed her
head and then pitched her voice.
Ma in An hang emknth.?Tb? Northern
mail opens 6.30 A. M. and 3.00 P. M.;
closes 8 P. M. and 11.00 A. M. Charles?
ton day mail opens 6.15 P. M.; closes 6
A. M.; night opens 7.00 A. M.; closes '
5.15 P. M. Greenville openB 6.45 P. M.;
close a 0 A. M. Western opens 6.30 A
M. and 12.30 P. M.; closes 8 and 1 P. M.
Wilmington opens 8.30 P. M.: closes
10.30 A. M. On Sunday the office is
open from 8 to 4 P. M.
Almost Decapitated.?Mr. Joseph
Crews, Chairman of the House Commit?
tee of Internal Improvement!, came
near losing his official bead yesterday.
Mr. Humbert, member from Darlington,
moved that he be removed from the
chairmanship of this committee, because
of absence and neglect of doty. It was
about to be passed, when tho Speaker
recollected a rule of the House, which
prohibits a ohange by the Home in the 1
constitution of committees after they are
appointed, unless in case of vacancy.
One member insisted that there was a I
vacancy, as the handsome Joseph-.was
traveling in other parts; but the Speaker
over-ruled him. jj
List of New Adyektisements.
D. O. Peixotto & Sons?Auction.
Johnston & Palmer?Dissolution.
Hope & Gyles?Seed Potatoes.
W. J. Ligon?Carolina High School.
C. F. Jaokson?Dry Goods.
Jacob Levin?Auction.
W. H. Tatt?Expectorant.
H. W. Purvis?Special Orders No. 4.
United States Ooubt.?Charleston,
January 12.?Petitions of A. Blythe,
assignee, for reservation of homestead
in the oases of B. Charles and Ro
dolphus Lang. Referred to Registrar
In the case of Borrel! Sanders, bank?
rupt, the report of Registrar Carpenter,
recommending sale of real estate, was
confirmed, and the sale ordered.
A favorable roport having been made
by Registrar Seebrook, on a petition for
sale of real estate, in the oase of W. J.
Maxwell, bankrupt, the sale was ordered
to be made in Charleston on the 6th of
February next.
Tho following findings wero made by
the grand jury: True bills?Daniel A.
Soabrook, perjury; Wm. H. i-;.person,
failing to oacoel stamps on liquor basks,
and keeping books as a wholesale liquor
dealer, in an improper manner; John
Latz, Belling liquor and tobacco without
an internal rovenue lioenso; Ex month
Washington, perjury. No bill was
found against Henry Wille, on a charge
of passing counterfeit money.

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