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Sataeday 'iorainir, February 8,1873.
Peac? Policy Townr?i the Indiana,
The -wrongs of the Indian raeo in this
country early drew forth strong protests
from General Washington and Mr.
Jefferson, and from others less
eminent bub equally humane. The
former demanded laws for restraining
the commission of outrages upon the
Indian, without whiob, he said, all pa?
cific plans must prove nugatory. "They,
poor wretches, .have no press through
which their grievances are related, and it
is well known that when one side only of
a story is heard and often repeated, the
human mind becomes impressed with it
insensibly." Logan's speech, in' Jeffer?
son's "Notes on Virginia," is a monu?
ment of indignant scorn of outrage,
seeming to come from a heart brokci! ? j
oruelty, bnt proud and defiant as that'of
the severest Stoic. In our subsequent
history, these wrongs have becomo hack?
neyed, as the themes of romance writers
and the fruitful topics of easy and empty
declamation of orators. They have con?
sequently ceased, in this busy and push?
ing age, to produce anything more than
a light and transient impression. In-'
deed, they do not exist to the same ex?
tent as in earlier times. The Govern?
ment of the United States has inaugu?
rated a new policy of conciliation of
Indian tribes, whioh has been reasona?
bly successful. It has appointed a Board
of Indians Commissioners, charged with
the duty of gentle and humanizing
treatment, und with- the spread amongst
them of the ideas and habits of civiliza?
tion. They report that this policy has
met with marked success among the
aboriginals, and that, during the past
year, tho advance of some of tho tribes
in civilization and Christianity has been
rapid. The Indians feel a new and
strong confidence in the Government.
We avail ourselves, of the .report,
whioh we have received from Thomas K.
Cree, Esq., Secretary of the Board, to
acquaint our readers with some of its
salient facts. They will be surprised to
learn that nearly five-sixths of all the In?
dians of tbo United States and Territo?
ries are now either civilized or partially
civilized. The records show that nnder
their present treatment, they commit a
em aller number of serious crimes against
the "whites than an equal number of
white men commit against each other.
The religions denominations have been
induced to increase their efforts in behalf
of the red men. The Episcopalians, dur?
ing nine months, to first of October, have
expended- over 325,000 in money, be?
sides clothing, hospital stores and pro?
visions. The Friends and Presbyterians
have eeoh expended a similar amount.
The American Board has. expended
812,000, and the Methodists^ Catholics,
Baptists, Reformed Dutoh, American
Missionary and other societies are
liberally sustaining missions'already in
operation and projecting new ones.
Daring^ the year the Presbyterian,
Methodist and Episcopal missions havd
admitted more than 600 Siosx, Ohip
pewas, Nez Peroes and other Indiana to
chnroh membership. >It is stated that
when an Indian becomes a Christian, he
abandons all the cherished ouatoms and
traditions of his nation, cuts off his
scalp look, adopts civilized garments
and goes to work for bis living.
Passing over tho various operations of
the Board and the account of the several
tribes and reservations, we come upon
an interesting account of the Indian
Territory. In population, number of
acres cultivated, products, wealth, valu?
ation and school statistics, it is equal to
any organized Territory of tho United
States. Its area is 41,151,240 aores,
being smaller than any other, bnt in
population (68,505) it ia larger than any,
excepting Utah and Now Mexico. It has
more acres of land nnder cultivation
than Washington Territory, over one
third more than Utah, and more than
twice us many as Colorado or Montana;
and the number of bnshels of wheat,
corn and other farm products raised in
the Indian Territory is more than six
times greater than cithsr Utit?, New
Mexico or Colorado. In 1871 tho cotton
orop was 270,000 pounds, and was larger
the last year. Tho civilized Indians of
the Territory suffered in the same way oa
other parts of the South from tho civil
war, in having their lands devastated and
their industries paralyzed. They have
better recovered from the effects, how
ver, because their energies have not
been repressed nor their resouroes plun?
dered to tho same degree by bad and,
corrupt government. The partially civi?
lized tribes, numbeiing about 50,000
sonls, have, in proportion to population,
more schools, and with a larger average
attendance: more ohnrcho?, church
members and ministers, and spend far
more of their own money for education
than the people of any Territory of the
United States, and life and property are
safer among them and violations of law
less frequent.
These are interesting facts. We hope,
as we suppose, that they aro correctly
stated. They ' indicate ; a gratifying
change in the condition of the old inha?
bitants of the oontinent, in ttheJtV. far
Western Lomes, towards the setting god.
The Indian, if he has the vices of ba36
barism, has some of tho qnalities of the
highest manhood. Ho ie constitutionally
courageous, instinotively "Independent,
and cherishes habitually a repugnance
to interference with bis^ rights. If we
are to credit the statements of this re?
port, it is the policy of the Government,
and made tho duty of these Commis?
sioners, to protest them in these righto
against all invasion and all inirueioD,
and by gentle means to lead them into
the paths of pleasantness and peace.
Friendship, kind feeling, just treatment
and liberal terms are henoeforth to cha?
racterize our intercourse and dealings
with them. Even the last trouble is
about to be settled in accordance with
these views. Captain Jaok, leader of
the Modoos, who lately gained such
great advantage over-Colonel Wbeaton
-at Lake Tule, in California, is anxious to
negotiate for peace, and a peace policy
?has been adopted by the Administration,
and will be immediately enforced.
An Unknown Man Murdehs an Un?
known Woman and Commits Suicide .?
A desperate and bloody tragedy was
enacted about half-past 9 o'clock, last
night, at No. 10 Bleeoker street, kept
by Maria Lindeudoffer. About 8 o'clock
on unknown man and woman engaged a
second floor front room till half-paet 11
o'clock and retired. The couplo did not
attract attention till about half-past 9
o'clock, when Mrs. Iiindendoffer heard a
cry and a sooflle, followed by the sound
of foot-steps, and running from the front
parlor, where she was sitting, to tho
second floor landing, saw the unknown
woman oome from tho room she had oc?
cupied in her under clothes and holding
her hands to her throat. The woman
was oovered with blood and had a fear?
ful gash on her right arm, and as she
staggered towards Mrs. Lindendofler her
hands fell, and disclosed a horrible gash
on the left side of her ohin and a still
more terrible wound in her throat, which
extended from car to ear. Mrs. Linden?
doffer r a shed to a bed-room, procured a
blanket, and returned to find the wound?
ed woman in the agonies of death on
the stairs leading to the third story, and
while the landlady was endeavoring to
stanch the wound in her throat, the un?
fortunate breathed ber last. An alarm
was raised by the inmates of the house,
and officer Bartholomew Kelly, who was
on post on Bleeoker street, obtained ad?
mittance to the house, and entering the
room whore tho woman had received her
death-wound, found the gas turned
down, and heard a gurgling sound pro?
ceeding from the bed. On turning up
the gas the woman's companion was
found lying on the side of the bed with
his throat fearfully mangled, and on the
floor, in a pool of blood, was a navy
razor. The man was nndressed and in
an nnoonsoious condition, and could
give no answer to the inquiries addressed
him, and on tho arrival of a atrotcber
was taken to Bellevue Hospital. His
case is hopeless. Tho police aro bullied
in their endeavors to And a olue to the
actors in the tragedy.?New York World.
Company.?Tho bill to charter . the
Charleston Water and Canal Company
has, we are glad to soy, passed the House
of Bepresentatives by tho large vote of
53 ayes to 18 nays. This bill was pre?
pared upon consultation with the (Jity
Council and the members of the Charles?
ton delegation. At present, the city is
dependent entirely upon its wells and
cisterns for water. The object is by the
near rivors to introduce, nu in other
oities, a full supply of water, accessible
at all times, and sufficient both for do?
mestic use and the extinguishment of
conflagrations. The successful incorpo?
ration of this company will soon place at
our command, nndor all circumstances
and emergencies, tho most foil and am?
ple supply of water. The measure ie
both wise and: necessary. It has been
long needed by onr people. Against it
thero cannot bo raised a valid .objection,
while there is everything in its fuvor.
We hope tho action of the House will be
confirmed by the Senate, and that tho
bill will becomo an Act before tho Legis?
lature adjourns. Let Charleston have
all the water she wants.
[Charleston Courier.
The United States Court?,*Charles?
ton, February G.~Petition of William
Malone, of Union, for voluntary bank?
ruptcy, was referred to Begistrar Claw
On hearing tho return of tho petition
of Pforzheimer, Drofus Sc Keller, for the
involuntary bankruptcy of Isaac Stilz
bacher, the defendant was adjudged a
bankrupt, and tho warrant of seizure
Petition of Thos. W. Hutson, of
Charleston, for voluntary bankruptcy,
was referred to Begistrar Soabrook.
David E. Thomas, of York, was finally
discharged in bankruptcy.
George D. Bryan, Esq., assignee of
Thomas E. Fountain, was discharged,
tho case having terminated.
Petition of B. A. Chandler of Claren?
don, for voluntary bankruptcy, was re?
ferred to Begistrar Seabrook.
Taxes.?The total assessment for CheE
ter Oonnty was $72,257.44. Of this
sum the treasurer has collected $67,500,
leaving a balance of 84,757.44 unoolleot
ed. At least $1,000 of this unpaid ba?
lance is due for poll tax, and will, in all
probability, never be paid.
" ' ?ta l sc ltluisl,atuiik.
Fbxdat, Fkbbuabt 7, 1873.
The Senate met at 12 M. Prayer by
Bey. Professdr Oummiogs. 1 ' %
Mr. Gain, from Committee on Boads,
Bridges and Ferries, reported petitions
of citizens of Lexington County, recom?
mending that they be referred to the
Commissioners. - ' ?
> Mr. Oardozo presented the olaim of
Mr. Sill, ex-Sheriff of Kershaw County.
Mr. Du vail presented the report of the
County Commissioners of Chesterfield.
I -J\Ir. Jervey offored a joint resolution
ttf pay Mr. Smith and others $465.50;
also, a bill to incorporate the Moultrie
ville Bailroad.
The following were road a tbird time,
passed and sent to the House of Repre?
sentatives: Bill to fix the salary of cer?
tain oflioers; bill to punish any person
or persons who shall sell and convoy any
real or personal property, on whioh a lien
of any kind may exist, without giving
notice of suoh lien to tho purchaser or
purchasers; bill to incorporate the Pio?
neer Hook and Ladder Gompsny, of the
.town of Kingstree.
The House report on the olaim of D.
O'Neill was adopted; also, on olaim of
Leonidas Lowrey for services as magis?
Mr. Cardozo offered a joint resolution
to allow D. P. Johnson, of Kershaw
County, to redeem certain forfeited lands.'
The Senate then immediately pro?
ceeded to the consideration of tho second
reading of calendar bills, numbering to?
wards 100, and made rapid progress in
the same.
The House met at 11 A. M.
The Medical Committee reported a
number of bills favorably, among tbem
a bill to authorize and require the health
officer of Charleston to change the sito
of tho lazaretto and to move the same.
The bills to amend the Act in relation
to licensing and registering of druggists
and pharmaceutists, and to authorize
and require tho Commissioners of
Charleston County to erect a poor bouso
in tho parish of St. John's Berkeley,
were unfavorably reported npon.
Tho Agricultural Committee rendered
a favorable report on the bill to amend
the Act for the better preservation and
protection of useful animals; also, upon
a joint resolution to submit to tho
people the question of the repeal of tho
fenoe law.
Tho Banking and Iusurance Commit?
tee favorably reported a bill to amend tho
charier of the State Savings Bank of
The Commerce Committee favorably
reported all the Senate bills referred to
them, and also a House bill to create a
public lunding in the city of Charleston.
Mr. Minort, from tho Special Joint
Committee to investigate the outstanding
pay certificates and bills payable, re?
quested further time, whioh was granted.
The Committee on State House and
Grounds reported in favor of having the
same pat in good condition,
Mr. Meyers introduced a bill to amend
the Aot to incorporate the Beaufort
Horse Bailroad Company. Referred.
Mr. Coohran introduced a bill to in?
corporate the Moultrieville Bailroad
Mr. Crews, from the Committee on
Railroads, reported favorably Senate
bills to charter the Oheraw and Chester
Bailroad Company, and to incorporate
tho Winyah and Santee Bailroad Com?
The Incorporations Committee report
od several bills of a private and an uuim
portant nature.
A resolution offered by Mr. Simpkins,
that after this date no more bills be in?
troduced, was adopted.
Mr. Gaither introduced a joint resolu?
tion requiring the State Treasurer to pay
the certificates of the members and at
tachees in full amounts of said certifi?
cates before paying any other claims.
A concurrent resolution, introduced
by Mr. Sperry, was indefinitely post?
poned, requiring the Sorgeant-at-Arms
to fit up ono of the oommittoe rooms for
a cloak room.
Mr. Meetze, from tho Committee on
the Judiciary, roported twenty or more
bills, among whioh was an unfavorable
roport on a bill regulating tho execution
of the death sentence.
Mr. Bowley, Obairman of the Com
mitteo on Wayt and Means, reported al?
most an equal number of bills, tho fol?
lowing being unfavorably reported upou:
Senato bill to authorize certain commit?
tees to examine the accounts and de?
mands against certain Counties; and a
joint resolution to make appropriation
for the payment of tho outstanding pay
certificates and attaob.es of the previous
General Assembly, and bills payable is?
sued in exchange for such certificates;
Iso, to amend a section of an Aot relating
to tho bonds of the State.
The House bill to repeal Section 4 of
an Aot to relieve the State of all liabili?
ties on aooount of its guaranty on ac?
count of the bonds of the Blue Bidge
Bailroad Company, by providing for the
securing and destruction of tho same,
&o., was laid on tho table, and the Se?
nate bill of tho same nature put upon
tho calendar.
Mr. J. F. Greene, from tho Committee
on Privileges and Elections, favorably
roported a Senate bill to regulate tho
manner of conducting town elections in
the town of Marion.
Mr. T. B. Johnston, from tho Com?
mittee to investigate accounts, reported
several aooonnts favorably. Tho accounts
of Louis J. Barbot and Frederick J.
Smith were referred to the Committee on
The ocaoting clauso of tbo bill in?
creasing tho salaries of the Judges was
striokeu out.
The House then took up the calendar,
and reduced the number of the bills
very essentially npon tho same.
The Anderson Conservator says:
"Judge Oooke has pu rob as od tho late
residence of Dr. T. A. Evins, and will
make his home in Anderson."
Thb City Water Works?On tho
1st instant, a motion was made and ar
&ned b?fore his Honor Judge Carpenter,
In tho case of the Columbia Water
Bower Company against the oity of Co?
lombia, for an order of injunction against
the oity. Tho plaintiff* were represented.
aMessrs. Melton and Chamberlain, and
Mare. Melton and Clark, and the de?
fendant by James D. Trade well. Esq.,
oity solicitor, and Messrs. Pope & H*as
keil. On Thursday, Jndge Carpenter i
filed his order granting the injunction in
{>art, and denying it in part. It is as fol
Stats of South Carolina, Riouand
County?In thb Coubt of Common
PiiBAS?The Colombia Water Power
Company, plaintiffs, against the oity
of Columbia, defeudant?Motion for
temporary injunction.
The plain tiffs in this case having filed
their complaint, setting forth a con traut
between themselves and the defendant,
and alleging that the defendant is inter?
fering with and preventing the plaintiffs
from having and enjoying the full bene?
fit of the said contract, asks for au order
of injunction, pending tho final hearing
and decision of the cane, restraining the
defeudant? ,
1. From all interference with and
hindrance of tho plaintiffs in the per?
formance of their said contraotto supply
the city of Columbia with water, accord?
ing to the terms of said contract.
2. From operating, or caubing to be
operated, the old water works, and from
preventing tho free use of and access to
tho old water works, and the old receiv?
ing reservoir, and the water accumulating
3. And from all and any manner of use
and appropriation of the moneys collect?
ed by the defendaut from water rents and
water taxes, otb.erwi.so than in tho pay?
ment of tho plaintiff*.
The present motion was fully argued
before me on tho 1st instant. After
careful consideration, I am of the opin?
ion that the plaintiffs have presented u
case whicli entitles them to tho tempo?
rary protection of the court, but uob to
the extent asked for. Tho contract
which exists between the plaintiff* and
the defendaut seems to contemplate that
upon tho completion iu accordance with
the contract of the water works therein
speoitiod, tho plaintiffs shall be let into
the full and complete performance of
thf ir duty of supplying water to the city,
and to have the benefit of the water ac?
cumulating iu the old receiving reservoir,
and to be t reo from any intorfcrence by
tho dofendanl with the full enjoyment
und execution of their contract. To all
this the plaintiffs, in my opinion, have
already become eutitled upon ths show?
ing now made.
On tho other hand, I am not willing to
assumo in advance that the defendant
will divert or misappropriate the funds
which, under this oontraot, are to be set
aside for tho payment of the plaintiffs,
and the plaintiffs have failed to show
any such attempt or pnrpose on the part
of the defeudant. I assume, without
hesitation, that the defendant is ready to
perform the requirements of its contract
whenever it shall have been judicially
ascertained that a valid contract exists.
I shall, therefore, rofoso so mnoh of tho
present motion as asks for an order of
injunction restraining the defendant
from any use of the proceeds of water
routs and water taxes, otherwise than in
the payment of the plaintiffs.
It is now, therefore, ordered:
1. That until the further order of this
court, tho defeudant herein, the city of
Columbia, its Mayor and Aldermen, its
officers and agents, be, and they aro
hereby, restrained from auy and all man?
ner of interference with and hindrance
of tho plaintiffs, the Columbia Water
Power Company, in the performance of
their contract to supply tho city of Co?
lumbia with water according to the terms
of said contract.
2. That the defendant, its Mayor and
Aldermen, its officers and agents, bo aud
they are ltorcby, restrained and enjoined
from operating or causing to be operated
tho old water works; from forcing or
causing to bo forced into tho distributing
reservoir the water which, from tune to
time, accumulates in the old receiving
reservoir; from preventing tho plaintiffs
or causing them to be prevented from
access to said old receiving reservoir,
and from tho use of tho water as it from
time to time there accumulates, aud from
access to the said old water works at all
The plaintiffs uro hereby required im?
mediately upon tho filing of this order
to execute to the defendant their boud
iu tho sum of $5,000, with ono or more
safiloient sureties, to bo approved by tho
Clerk of tho Court of this Coumty, con?
ditioned for tho payment to the defend?
ant of nil costs and damages that may
accruo to tho defendant iu case it shall
finally bo adjudged that the plaintiffs are
not eutitled to tho relief claimed.
(Signed) It. 13. CARPENTER.
February G, 1873.
Meningitis.?A correspondent of tho
Union Times wriles from Cross Keys:
Meningitis has mude its appearance on
tho plantation of Mr. John Ray. Ono
of his tenants (Mr. Crocker) has lost his
wife and four children within the paet
few days. They wero deposited iu two
graves. Siuco 1 commouced writing, I
learu that a married daughter of Mr.
Crocker has also died with tho above
disease. She had come to wait upon tho
afflicted family.
At a meeting of tho stockholders of
tho Merchants' and Planters' Bank, of
Union, on tho 11th ult, the following
Board of Directors wero olected: Wm.
Munro, Thos. B. Jeter, A. H. Foster, H.
L. Goss, Josiah Foster, B. D. Gulp, F.
M. Farr, W. C. Harris and Wm. Jeffries.
[Union IHmes,
Senor Francisco Ramon do Monoada,
heretoforo the Spanish Consul at
Charleston, lately arrived at New York
by the Cunard steamer Algeria, being en
route for the city of Mexico, where he is
to officiate as Spanish Consul.
TM.I . I IB.Ii.lMI I ?" . 1 i'.IMI' I * V "g^wwpw
XZbOOaX Items.
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City Mattbbs.-The prjoo of single
copies of thePHOjNixie fire tents.
Accounts doe tho P^ueiox offlco mutt
be Killed promptly, as farther indulgence
cannot he given. We must have money
to carry on business.
The latest styles wedding and visiting
cards and envelopes, tastily printed, can
be obtained at the Phoenix office.
The Phosnix is in receipt oi a lot of
printer's copying ink. It serves the pur?
pose of ordinary copying ink* and is in?
valuable to railroad officials and others
who have much printed matter to copy.
The cost of printiag done with this ink
is but little more than with the ordinary
The Worcester (Mass.) Spy remarks
that "independent journalism," as no--*
practiced by those who moke the loudest
i professions of it, apparently oonaistj in
abusing everybody else by direot attack,
sneers or innendo, and praising one's
self ^without stint cr measure. Cor-rect.
Mr. Thomas Steen will offer for sale,
this ovening, in the store on Main street,
uext door to the Pollock House, a valua?
ble collection of books and stationery.
Persons in want of artioles in this line
would do well to attend, as bargains will
likely be had.
Queen Mary was beheaded on the 8th
of February, 1587.
March, April and May were blended
yesterday. The afternoon was delightful.
The now swords with which army
officers are now supplied are elegant
things, and cost leBs than the old cum?
brous weapons. The blade is ihirty-ouo
inches loner, perfectly straight, and the
upper third is beautifully etohcd. The
cost to tho officers is only $17?whicfhH
includes two scabbards.
Governor Moses has returned from a
short trip to Sumter.
There was bat ono bill introduced in
tbe Senate, yesterday, during the morn?
ing hour, but one committee report ren?
dered, and but one resolution daring the
morning hour was offered. This is
considered favorable for an early adjourn?
W. E. Earle, Esq., arrived in this o''y
last evening, en route to Baltimore, to
argue before Judge Bond, of the United
States Court, the case of the Greenville
and Columbia Bailroad, set at the last
term of tho court held in this city for
the 10th of February.
Tho Western Union Telegraph Com?
pany are engaged in patting np a new
through wire from Augusta to Washing?
An accident occarred to the down pas?
senger train over the Spartanburg and
Union Bailroad, on Thursday, a short
distance above Union, by which the lo
oomotive "Fairfield" was demolished.
A cow on the track was the difficulty.
Nobody hurt.
Messrs. J. A. Hendrix & Bro. will ac?
cept onr thanks for a measure of extra
fine yum potatoes, grown in North Caro?
lina. They are to be kept regularly on
hand hereafter.
We see, through an exchaugo, what
we had been carious to learn, that tho
Act abolish tho franking privilege does
away, also, with the free exchange sys?
tem of newspapers. This wiping out of
an antiquated system?good enough,
perhaps, for its purpose at tho time it
was instituted, but now entirely obsolete
for everything beneficial?will be wel?
comed by all who have felt the burden of
tho present plan. When publishers havo
to pay tho postage on all they receive?
and wo only wish, which were far better,
that it woro on all they send?thoy will
havo a right to demand a stoppago of
useless exchanges. And if prepayment
woro imperative, thoy would have a right
to deoliuo sending their paper to neigh?
bors whose exohange was not a conside?
ration for tho postage they had to pay.
Messrs. James A. Hoyt, of the Ander?
son Intelligencer; Allen Gilbert, of the
Snmlcr Watchman; B. M. Stokes, of the
Union Times, aud 0. O. LaMotte, (for?
merly a momber of the "art preserva?
tive,") of Savannah, Ga., paid thePncExix
a short visit, yesterday. Mr. Charles F.
Bisloy, the Now York druggist, also paid
us a visit.
Mr. B. L. Bryan is prepared for the
advent of St. Valontine, being supplied
with overy stylo of Valontine.
Tho 14th of Fobruary is a day saored
to St. Valentino. It was a very old no?
tion, alluded to by Shakspeare, that on
this day birds begin to couple. Hence,
perhaps, arose tbo custom of sending
on this day letters containing professions
of love and affection.
A load of cypress shingles, mann fac?
tored by Messrs. McMaster, Montoith &
Boatb, was reoeived here yesterday.
Thoy are intendod for tho roar of Capt.
Parker's now building?preference hav?
ing boon givon to them over the tin and
other roofing material.
No decision has yet been rendered re?
lative to the mandamus in the bond scrip
I TCotaminrrioner Watfrf has famished as
with* od py of his "Monthly Report of
the Department of Agriooitu.ro; for Janu?
ary. 1873." /w
Gov. Moses expects to take possession
of his now home?the Preston mansion?
on Monday next.
The President has pardoned Eli Boas
Stewart and Robert Hayes Mitchell, of
York County, from the Albany Peniten?
tiary. They were convicted of Ku Klux
ing, at the November term of the United
States Court, held at Columbia, in 1871.
Phozsixiana..?A paper which has
heard that fish is good brain food, ap?
peals to the hotel-keepers to bountifully
supply the members of the Legislature
Infancy is a perpetual Messiah, which
comes into the arms of fallen men, aud
pleads with them to return to Paradise.
" Vinnie Beam is Baid to sing as well as
(she ohiseis." If this is meant that she
sings as well aa she "ohisela" Congress
out of money, she's equal to a prima
donna; but if her singing is only equal
to her chiseling of . statues, then the
above remark is not a compliment.
Mysterious.?A boat, loaded with
fifty bales of cotton, the property of
Messrs. Hughes and Oilmore, of Union
and Chester Counties, started down the
river, a few days ago, for Columbia.
The flat ran on a snag, near Bookman's
Mill, about fifteen miles above here, but
wan relieved, reloaded, and again started
for Columbia, Sufficient time has elapsed
for the boat to have reached its destina?
tion, but since its rolease from the snag,
nothing bus been Feen or heard of the
boat or the men who were managing it.
We learn that an empty flat was seen to
pass down the river yesterday. This is a
mystery we hope to be able to explain in
SingularProceeding.?A singular af?
fair occurred on Thursday night. As
Mr. Smith, foreman of the Union office,
was on his way home, he was ordered to .
"halt," by a man who afterwards proved
to be Polioeman Smith. Mr. Foreman
Smith at first paid no attention to the
order, but when it was repeated, he drew
his pistol, and told the policeman to
keep off. Just then, Mr. Hernandez,
who was on the piazza of Rose's Hotel, .
interfered, and asked Mr. Smith what he
meant by threatening a polioeman. The
reply was that he thought it was a'rob?
ber. Smith was then arrested by the
two men. and carried several blocks,
when be was released. It was a singular
proceeding, to say the least; aud we give
it as we heard it.
B. P. Hinds, the inventor of the cele?
brated Brunswick'paint, is in the city,
engaged in painting the roofs of the
Lunatic Asylum, which have long been
in a bad condition; He guarantees all
roofs free from leaks at the simple price
of painting only. Old roofs guaranteed
at the same price as new, no matter what
the present condition. As to its dura?
bility, ho refers to the old Nickerson
House, Captain Senn and others. Orders
left at tho Central Hotel or Morris' News
Depot, will receive prompt attention. *
Death of an Ex-Member of the Le?
gislature.?We regret to learn that on
Wednesday last, tho body of Capt. W.
G. Stewart, a highly respeoted citizen of
Lancaster County, was found in the
woods, not fur from Lancaster. He had,
as is supposed, committed suicide, by
shooting himself through the heart.
Capt. Stewart bad been missing for seve?
ral days, and search being instituted, the
body was fouud in the woods, as above
stated. Pecuniary embarrassments caused
tho act. Capt. S. was a gallant soldier*
in the Mexican war. (where he lost a fa
vorito brother;) he also fought bravely
with the Confederates. The Captain
was a member of the first Legislature
which met after the close of the war,
and his uncut hair and unshaven beard
attraoted' general attention. He was a
bachelor. His many friends will regret
his untimely end.
Mail Arrangements.?The 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.; oloees
6.15 P. M. Greenville opens 6.45 P. M.;
closes 6 A. M. Western opens 6.80 A.
M. and 12.30 P. M. j closes 8 and 1 P. M.
Wilmingtou opous 3.30 P. M.: closes
10.80 A. M. On Sunday tbe office is
open from 8 to 4 P. M.
List of New Advbbtisbments.
Central National Bank.
C. E. Thomas & Co.?Wood for sale.
B. L. Bryan?Valentines, &o.
Bodt Recovered.?Some timo ago
three colored women who were fixing a
dam in a field at Hogan's plantation,
Cooper Biver, were suddenly swamped,
a break in their work causing the boat
they were in to sink. All three of them
were drowned, and their bodies not re?
covered. A body was found in the
river yesterday, whiob was generally
said to be one of the unfortunate
\ females.?Char lesion Courier,

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