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COLUMBIA, S. ?.
Tuesday Morning, Arpril 6, Vm. Exposure of Frauds and Reduction of Taxes. Governor Tilden's recent exposure of tho canal ring frauds in New York has bocn reoeived everywhere in^ that State with favor anil applause. Large meet? ings, called to -sustain his action, have been held in thenr?icipul cities, and. distingun?^^en^of aU. parties vie with cooh other in their commendation of Ids pluck, foresight and probity. Tho Cham? ber of Commerce, Produce Exchange and other bodies in the city of New York have signified their cordial recognition of his services to the people. Tho wrongs and frauds in the canal management have long been known, but the ring dominated the State, and could not, apparently, heretofore be brought to account. But Governor Tilden seems-in-a fair way to do it. The Produce Exchange adopted resolutions approving his recommenda? tions for a reduction of tolls on the can al b. Thoy express, irrespective of creed or party, the strongest confidence in the Governor, I and profound indignation against the authors and beneficiaries of the canal frauds and abuses, which, as thoy say, "although existing for many years, have now for tho first time been fearlessly unearthed to the gaze of an astounded and outraged constituency." Tho Governor demands of the Legisla? ture, and of the public officers of the State, in behalf of the tax-payers of New York, legislation that will cut up by the roots the system under which the canal frauds have been committed, and a de? cided reduction of the canal expendi? tures. He thinks that a reduction of one third or one-quarter may bo effected in both the ordinary and extraordinary re? pairs. In this manner, if he succeeds, ho will, according to the estimates made by the New York World, remit to the tax-payers of tho State at least $1,500,000 of taxes the coming year. ? a ? ? The Enforcement Laws.. The case of the United States vs. Crnikshank and two others, of Grant Parish, in Louisiana, who have been convicted of violating the Enforcement Acts, has just beon argued in the United States Supreme Court. The defendants were indicted for murder, conspiracy to prevent negroes from voting, Ac.?of? fences, or charges, rather, of* which we I have had some experience in this State. The real question whioh the appeal brought before this Court to determine is this: "Is the Congressional legislation to enforce the prohibitions of the last throe amendments to the Constitution compatible with that instrument!1" Seve? ral distinguished and brilliant constitu? tional lawyers appeared on behalf of the defendants in earor. Hon. Reverdy Johnson, of Baltimore, and Hon. David Dudley Field, of New York, delivered exhaustive and masterly speeches on that side. Judge J. 8. Black, of Penn? sylvania, gave the benefit of his advice to his associate, but in consequence of the abandonment by the Attorney-Gene? ral of the broad ground of the constitu? tionality of the "appropriate legislation," he did not think it necessary to appear to attack it. In fact, it is the virtual ad? mission that the Acts are uaconstitu tional, or, in other words, that the 1 amendments to the Constitution do not warrant such legislation as the Ku Klux Acts and tho Civil Bights Bill. The main issue has thus been dodged for the present, but the admirable arguments of Mr. Field and Mr. Johnson open up the wholo question so lucidly to the view, that it seems hardly likely there can be any further doubt about it. Tho Charleston News und Conner is in- ] formed that there is no doubt what? ever about the correctness of the state? ment which appeared in the Peckmx, some days since, to the effect that Mr. Southern had withdrawn his refusal to servo on the bonanza commission. And while upon that subject, the Xeics and Courier would only do justice to the Phosnix in copying the substance, or in some way showing the gist of an article signed. "Publius," in its columns, on Saturday, as an offset to the communica? tion, injurious referenoe to which it copies from the Union-Hem hi. If we are to attach any meaning to the colloquy between the Attorney-General of the United States and some of the Judges of tho Supreme Court, which took place last Friday, during the hear? ing of what are known as the Grant Pariah c?ec, H would seem there are good indications that the Enforcement Act will bo declared unconstitutional by tie highest judtckV tribunal of the coun? try. The questions propounded by Judge, Bradley, Judge Clifford and Judge Strong, appear to show'very plainly the bent of thef^mmd^ami neither of th? thBAA nan be justly aotrttsad of any leaning towards the Damoora?o side of the question, tf this odious mw, passed by Congress at the instigation' and .express request of General Grant, be. declared void, one of the strongest agencies of the third term will be destroyed, and we may expeot a measurably fair election in 1870. Ashes-o&oses silk, trimmed with seal brown velvet, is odd and handsome. Tax Bnu>. ?The donning a new dresa by "the Phcsjiix haa been -kindly com? mented upon by many of our cotempo rarien. We' copy a few of them, and beg to return our Hi nee re thank* to the au? thors for their kind words of encourage? ment: The Columbia Phoenix haa put on a new dress, and looks "scrumptious." p [Marlon Star. The.Columbia Phoznix celebrated its tenth birth-day by donning a handsome new dress froui "Conner's Foundry, New York; Wo wish a straight and prospe? rous flight for "the bird." [tfreeniittle Mountaineer. The Columbia Phoinix oelebnited its tenth anniversary on the 21st, and salutes its readers with the best wishes for the future. May it live long and prosper. Its typographical appearance, we are Eleased to say, is very much improved y a dress of new and clear type. [ Edge?eld Advertiser. The Columbia Phcenix appeared on Tuesday morning last in a new dress. It was its tenth anniversary. Notwithstand? ing the many efforts made to break Selby down, he has outlived all opposition, and will continue to flourish. Our best wishes attend him.?Barnioell Sentinel. New Dress.?The Columbia Phoznix has put on a new dress, and preaents a handsome appearance. The Phoxnix has been successfully published for a period often yeare, ami haa written the friendly obituary of many rivals. ThePHoxNix is a capital newspaper, and Mr. Selby has our best wishes for his success. [KtoxDtt Courier. On the tenth anniversary of its birth, March 21, 1875, the Phosnix came out in a new outfit of type, presenting a neat appearance. This is an index of pros? perity ; and it speaks well for its manage? ment that, at this season of the year, the patrons are favored with such an increase of reading matter. The fatality of former editors of the Phcjchix has been great, five having died in the past ten years. [Christian Xeighbor. Our neighbor, the Phoenix, is out in a bmn new dress. It puts in an appear? ance that augurs many long years of prosperity. It closes its first decade and enters its teens. In the life of a news? papers, ten years ought to bring discre? tion and popularity. It costs something, too, to put a new dress on, even such a small daily paper as the Phoenix, and it is a good sign that our neighbor, in these hard times, can go outside of its ordinary expense and indulge in this extra extravagance. Nor can it be called extravagance, because it is the best evi? dence of a successful business. The raoxNix has published the obituary of a good many of its contemporaries, and still survives, in good health and without any sign of decline, disease or decay. We hope that the next decade will find it in a still more new and attractive habit of type and opinion.-- Unlon-Hemld. A NzwDbkss.?The Columbia Phoenix, on the 23d, donned an entirely new dress and entered upon its eleventh volume. Wo congratulate its enterprising pro Erietor and founder (J. A. Selby) upon is success. The Phoznix is one of our best State exchanges, and we wish it con? tinued prosperty.?Laurensville Herald. The bird s new feathers, or, in other words, the new dress of the Columbia Phienix, improves its appearance won? derfully. But even in its old clothes, the Phoenix has always been welcomed and read with interest in our sanctum. The prosperity of our cotomporary is well merited. It is, strictly speaking, a nfirapaper, subordinating every other to that department, and giving a birri'j-eye view of events as they transpire. It preys upon news. "Mount up," Phoenix, "as on eagles' wings." Long may you flutter. Greenville Republican. Is the Wae Over??Gen. R. S. Riplev, of Charleston fame, and now residing in London, lately forwarded to Governor Gtiston. of Massachusetts, the battle-flag of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regi? ment, captured during the assault upon Fort Wagner. July 18, 1863. With the flag came a letter. After consulting Mr. Loring, President of the Senate, and Mr. Sanford, President of the House, as to the precedents, the Governor had notified the General Assembly of the ar? rival of the flag, supposing* that order would at once be taken for its formal ro- J ception in joint convention. The House committee, however, had taken a dif? ferent view of the proprieties, and re? ported a resolution formally accepting the Hag, and directing the Governor to have it placed in Doric Hall. Mr. Pierce moved to amend, by extend? ing the thanks of Massachusetts to Mr. Riplev. and quite an excited debate sprang up. Ifr. Codman assured the House that the lutter was replete with such patriotic feeling that members would be ashamed to vote against the amendment after once hearing it read. Bitter speeches were made on the other side. Mr. Pierce gave notice of his pur? pose to move a recommittal of the re? port, in order to procure the letter from the Governor. In order to prevent this, a member moved the previous question.. Tho tally stood 57 to 57, and Speaker Sanford threw his casting vote in the affirmative. The Springfield Republican don't doubt that the not very gory war? riors who have captured the "G. A. R." organization in some seotiona of Massa? chusetts and turned it into a piopaganda of Butlerism, will applaud his action. Opera in Europe is in ft bad way. Tho Berlin Imperial Opera, says Figaro, is a thorough failure. The director cannot afford to pay. adequate salaries, therefore MmaV Lucca refuses to appear there, and Mme: Mailinger and Mile. Grossi hate seht In their resignations. The director of tho, Imperial Opera of Vienna an? nounces a deficit of 750,00?' francs. The Royal Opera House (Teatro Reggio) of Turin is closed; the season at' the Seal a is a disastrous one, and the - Teatro Apollo, of Dome, ia severely tried by the ind imposition of its whole ataff of princi? pal artistes. The new opera house of Paris' pays, because it is k new opera houfie, while the Cear and the Khedive pay the losses of tho Si. Petersburg ami Cairo operas respectively, The whole of the subsidized opera houses of Eumihj are, in fact, in a very bad state, and inn 1>1 am*, is laid at the doors of the artists, who demand salaries which the directors of subsidized theatres, who are bound I down to one scale of prices, are unablo I to afford. Reading matter on every page. $1,000,000 vforth of Ril^HWMoa. fbr^, warded from tho F&ciflc^o?iit' tc> the Philadelphia mint, and will'ba ooined' into five, cent pieces and twOftty doni piece*. Tho resumption of small change will be attempted as soon as a reserve of $10,000,000 is accumulated. The Score, tary of the Treasury is I required by Aot of Congress, it will be. remembered, to make this attempt at the ? resumption of specie pavmonts. There is some ques? tion in financial circles, however, whe? ther the time has arrived for making the attempt a success. The New York Bu'lr tin, something of an authority in these matters, says that silver coin Is intended to circulate on a par with paper currency, can, in fact, have no other circulation; and yet, with tho price of gold over 111), tho silver will ho worth more than the paper; and the difference will ho suffi? cient to afford a handsome profit to bul? lion dealers on buying it up. The new coin, therefore, as fast as it appears, under such a condition of the gold pre? mium, w-ill disappear from circulation and go out of the country in the ordinary way of export. Yet, meantime, the fraclioiiul currency will be destroyed us fast as the silver is put in circulation. We shall thus be getting rid of on" most necessary form of circulation without having any certainty that wo can perma? nently replace it by another. A reverend gentleman, who is a popu? lar preacher in a city not more than twenty miles away, went to have his likeness taken at a photographer's, and put on a surplioe in an anto-room. When ushered into the manipulating room, ho was not a little disconcerted on seeing a Circassian beauty, in full costume, chained and on her knees, her counte? nance expressing tho pleadings of a broken-hearted girl on being dragged before the Mussulman proprietor of a happy harem family. The reverend ?;entleman, as soon as ho had recovered i'om his surprise, took an interest in the high proceeding, and ventured to sug S;est that tho veil fell too far across her ace. "Would you kindly show me what you mean?" said the man of shades and shadows. The reverend gentleman was kind enough to do so. The dash of light was wickedly employed; for to his horror, it may be related, if he sees this anec? dote, that the popular preacher was taken in dramatic attitude, with a Circassian slave appealing to him to release her from her thraldom. Tho feelings of the reve? rend gentleman, when he afterwards saw tho picture exposed at the entrance to the photographer's establishment as a "high art" product, may be bettor ima? gined than described.? Troy Pres.*. i PosTroNEMXST or 'rax Texas Reaj, Es? tate Dbawtho.?Owing to the invariable custom of postponing drawings, the pub? lic will not believe they will take place until the expected postponement takes place. Although liberally patronized, we have not disposed of quite all tin* tickets. Owing to the above cause, to Sether with the unprecedented rains and oods throughout the entire South, as well as Texas, and as we are determined to have a full drawing, thereby insuring entire satisfaction to all ticket-holders, wo have postponed our drawing to May 13?about sixty days, when every prize shall be paid in full, amounting to over 00,000 acres of choice land, centrally lo? cated, near railroads, 17 houses, 2,325 gold coin prizes, among them one of $10,000 and one of $5,000. Our first drawing was postponed but. once, and we are certain to have a full drawing of this the second. Our enterprise is en? dorsed by the City Council. Reliable agents wonted. Send for circulars. They will convince you we are both reliable and responsible. Tickets reduced to SI. Eleven for $10 and 23 for $20. No con? nection with any other similar enter? prise. ,T. E. Foster, Manager, Houston, j Texas. On the wall over the bod of a dying woman in Cohoes, N. Y., a cross ap? peared. It began with a mere outline, deepened in color until the woman died, and then faded. She saw it, and super? stitious!} regarded it as a premonition of death. The neighborhood was intensely excited, and hundreds went to see the cross. At length, a matter-of-fact news? paper roporter investigated, and learned that a leak in the roof had let water into the plastering, the discoloration taking the significant shape by chance, and that when the rain-storm was over, tin cross faded. It is probable that fright aggravated the woman's disease and killed her. - ? - ? ?? ? - "Herbert," said a perplexed mother, ??why is it that you're not a better boy?'' "Well," said the little fellow soberly, looking up into her face with his honest blue eyes, "I suppose the real reason is that I don't want to be!" We think the child gave the real reason why all of us, big as well as little, are not bettor than we we. Two colored persons were ejected from one of the most aristocratic Roman Catholic churches of Washington, Sun? day, because they insisted upon taking seats in the main body, instead of going into the gallery set apart expressly for colored people. The affair excites a temporary excitement The fish of Lake Erie, imprisoned by the ice, have been dying because they had too much water and not enough air. I Now, the fowl on Lake Huron aro starv? ing because they have too much air, and cannot get at the fish through the ice. There seems to be a predicament for the fish in either case. A Uttle girl only nine years old has traveled alone from Fermington, Minn., to Sears port, Me., her only passport being a letter from a Masonio lodge, stating that her rather was a Mason and she an orphan. Asked how she got along, she answered: "Everybody I met was a Mason." A man died at a revival meeting, and a Chicago reporter says, "his lamp of life was burned out, the golden bowl was broken, the silver cord was loosed, and the spirit had flown to its giver." He meant to convey the impression that the man was dead. The Coit Blook, at Buffalo, occupied by White & Bayley, - pohtographers and Srinters, and others,-was destroyed by re yesteroay. Loss $290,000. One fire? man was killed by a falling wall. Aman, named'Bnfus Kestler, was so severely wonnded by a pistol ball fired by Bob Garvin, in Charlotte, a few days ago, that his life is despaired of. . ? Subscribe for the PhoxnlX I est u V in the real estate diu' of goods at Mr. D. Epstln's emporium. In forwarding subscriptions to the Phoenix and "Gleaner, don't forget the postage. "The loveliest day I ever saw!'' is what j overy enthusiastic fellow said about yes- | terday. The buds of beauty were abroad in force, yesterday, for the enjoyment of the J beautiful day. The Unloii'lkraH has shortened sail, in anticipation of a dull summer. Good idea. Clothing ami gents' furnishing goods, of every style, at Mr. D. Epstin's Co? lumbia Hotel clothing emporium. Hob Franklin struck a cold trail, yes-1 terday morning, and after a tea mile ride, '.van thrown off hv R^vnnrd. A bargain can be obtained in the pur-1 chase of a fount of second-hand bour? geois or minion, with the necessary cases, at the Phoenix office. You ean get all styles of job printing, from a visiting card to a four-sheet post- | er, lit the Ph-hsix office. Prices satisfac tory. The Columbia and Union Base Ball Clubs had a mutch, yesterday, at the garrison grounds, in which the latter were successful. Thcscorestood 14 to 30. Col I). Wyatt Aiken. Master of the Suite Grange, arrived, yesterday, from Washington. Senator Thos. .!. Robert? son also arrived, yesterday. An investment of ?5 may cause you to be the fortunate possessor of a con? venient house, a building lot. i> pair of spanking horses, or u gold watch. The | real estate distribution is the mode. The so-called bonanza mutter has been settled. The Commissioners have been enjoined before the United States Court | against proceeding in the matter. Messrs. Corbin & Stone have charge of it. The ball complimentary to the Rich-1 land Rifle Club comes off this evening at their hall. The "wearing of the grey" | will admit you. or a call on Dr. W. C. Fisher, with a small amount in green-1 backs, will do as well. We are requested to stufe that the Rev. 0. F. Gregory will deliver h sermon in the Plain Street Baptist Church, this evening, nt 8 o'clock. The publio are cordially invited to attend. Tickets in the real estate distibution, which comes off in April, can be obtained at Phoenix office, Indian Girl Cigar Store, Columbia Hotel Cigar Store, Wheeler House. Sulzhacher's California Cigar Store, and Sheridan's grocery store. A young colored lad had the toes of | one of his foot crushed off, on Sunday, by a train on the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad. It is a wonder I that some of these youngsters arc not killed, as they are so venturesome. The Indian Girl Cigar Store keeps np the fight on her wares. The "Coming Revolution" his been before the public for some time, and the great desire is to know what it means. The, proprietors don't hide their light under a bushel. They advertise liberally, and put up showy signs. The, handsome one erected yesterday will attract general attention. The annual meeting of the Columbia Memorial Association will be held at the school room of the Misses Elmore, on Tuesday afternoon, April 5, at 1 o'clock. A full attendance is earnestly requested, as arrangements will be made for memo? rial day. Ladies v ill please come pre? pared to pay their annual subscription of | fifty cents. Col. Dod.imead ran a special train to Nowberry, yesterday, to accommodate (.'apt. Keeler, Col. Black and the other officers of the post, who wero to inspect the garrison at that town. His Honor Judge Cook? an l ?evoral citizens com? posed the party, and there was a lively time. The Judge was called upon for a spet b, to which ho responded. The entire bar of Newberry made a friendly visit to the Judge. We have been requested to say, that the examination of the city finances by vhe sub-committee of the Citizens' Committee of Twenty, would have been concluded during the present week, but for the ab senco of the Chairman from the city. Much of the data is already obtained, and the report will embrace a complete state? ment of the financial condition of tho city as it now is. The committee is much more anxious to complete their work than the public can possibly be to see it completed, and no delay has occured not necessary to make it a full and thorongh examination. ??? Bbutax MoanBn.?Rev. Mr. Miller, a member of the South Carolina Confer? ence, was murdered near SantUc, Union County, on the 3d instant, by a strange negro. The hat, coat, watch and pocket book of tho murdered man were carried oft*. <??? The Concert.?The Choral Union re? peated the Old Folks' Concert, last even j ing, to a rather thin but highly pleased audience. "Life's Dream is O'er," "Tell Me thou Lov'st Me," "Old Folks nt Home," "He who treads the path of duty," and several piece*, by the "skule," were delightfully given. " 'Twas within a mile of Edinboro town," and "Robin Adair," by Madame Eve Van Dorn, were of exceptional oxcellence and finish. Salks Vest nr. day. - Yesterdey was Bale day, and several pieces of property wore disposed of Sheriff Dent was light on the Unfortunates, und some pieces ad? vertised were withdrawn. Messrs. D. C. Peixotto ft Son sold a houRc and lot on Plain street, between Marion and Bull, for $5,050, half cash, the balunce in twelve months; two lots on Arsenal Hill, for $1.000 cash; lot on the West side of Richardson street, between Lady and Gervais, for $1,300 cash. Tin: Bau..- The contributing num? bers and friends of the Richlaud Rifle Club pay that handsome corps the grace? ful compliment of giving it a reolterehe ball, this evening, at the club rooms. Hearts and ices will meet, and great will be the flow of delightful small talk, champagne and claret. All the young folks are ecstatic in anticipation, and those on the shady hide of life are chanting, "Oh! would I w.t? a boy again!" Fku-.fvi, Siout. - A terrible sight was witnessed, yesterday evening. A colored lid, named David Irons, was riding a horse, belonging to Mr. R. A. Keenun, when the animal became unmanageable and ran down Main street, and as be n,%ared Lady street turned and ran full tilt against the store of Mr. H. Muller. The boy was, it is thought, fatally in? jured, and the horse was seriously bruised, but got np and ran off. Tho wounded lud was carried into the drug store of Drs. Geiger A McGregor, where medical aid was promptly rendered. Olphans' Fair. ?The fair for the benefit of the Orphan Asylum, in this city, conies oft' on Friday evening next, under the management of a number of young ladies. The following is a list of the managers: Gentlemen?Dr. J. W. Parker. Dr. R. \V. Gibbas, Dr. A. X. Tolley, L. F. Youmans, Bau., Capt. R. O'Neale, Mr. J. H. Kinard, Mr. R. L. Bryan, ("apt. T. C. Dunn, Mr. J. A. Selby, Col. F. W. MeMaster. Col. Win. Wallace, Mr. C. F. Junnev. Capt. Hugh S. Thompson. todies?Mm. T. C. Dunn, Mrs. J. H. Kinard. Mrs. L. F. Youmans, Mrs. J. R. Eaell, Mrs. J. A. Selby, Mrs. Jane Dar gan, Mrs. J. D. Pope", Mrs. C. Walker, Mrs. M. H. Berry, Mrs. J. P. Low, Mrs. Wm. Peck, Mrs. lt. Swafneld, Miss Mary McKenzie, Miss Alice McKenzie, Miss F. Livingston, Miss Ida Boatwright. The lady managen are requested to meet at Irwin's Hall, on Thursday morn? ing, at 10 o'clock, to decornto the hall. ????? The advertised appearance at the Opera House, on Wednesday night, of a "troupe of Parisian can-can dancers, composed of thirty beautiful young ladies," imposes upon us the duty of littering our earnest protest against any such exhibition. The Opera House belongs to the city of Columbia The money of the citizens has been taken to construct and decorate it. No exhibition should be allowed in it which is calcu? lated to give offence to the sensibilities of any rospeotable portion of the com munity. It is then right to demand that it shall not be prostituted to any impro? per use nnd purpose. Wc know nothing of the present company, beyond what we read in the public journals. It may be no more or no less addicted to lascivious displays than other similiar companies. Of that wo do not pretend to judge. Without undertaking any expose at all, it is enough to say that it is not the kind of exhibition that a decent father can tako his family to; it is not the sort of attrac? tion that we would like to see our sons run after. In Augusta, it is stated, that ? 'no lailies were present." Our litttle g.^m of an Opera House will certainly be no at? traction for ladies of refinement and deli? cacy on any evening its boards are trod and bounded over by a troupe of can-can dancers. This dance has a certain of? fensive odor about it, which tho bain: of a thousand flowers und all the peflimers of "Araby the blest" can't remove. If, then, it be of a character to repel respect abb: females, it ought not to bo visited l>y respectable men. That conclusion will not be gainsayed by any gentleman, not to say Christian, unless he has first lost the respect and reverence due to the hallowed names of mother, wife, sister and daughter. The demoralizing effect of sueh performances can bo read in some of the public journals. Corres? pondents write unctuously of the delight which old men and young boys tako in them. We are not given to prudery, but this is sickening and disgusting. We past to another point Violence at? tends their introduction into communi? ties, whose moral sense has not been seared. Does Mr. Cramer an? ticipate thtft sort of thing here? Apparently not. It wonld be some relief if he did. But his strange language in the Union-Herald, of Sunday, will hardly bear that construction. It is not indig? nation and outraged modesty which his ' 'efficient and special police" are expected to put down. Bather, and more's the pity, it is the boisterous and jubilant liberty and license of the audience, cul? minating in uproar, and in the calling of opprobrious names, whioh he resents in advanco, and threatens to extirpate. This characterization itself very strongly shows what the manager expects tho rep? resentation to "be. - ??? ? Read Mr. D. Epstin's advertisement and then pay him a coll. Injtjsctiqn. ->-We ,loarn that Mr. J. O. Maithe-w^on. of Angusta, Ga., who ia in t eres ted in the Graniteville Munufactur ing Company, in thie State, has applied for a writ of injunction against the Commis? sioners under the Act or hilltosottle cer? tain claims, known as the bonanza bill. Papers were served upon the three Com? missioners, yesterday. Messrs. Corbin Jo Stone represent tho plaintiff. Tho caao will be argued next May, in the United States District Court, at Charleston. List of New Advebtiuemknt j. Indian Girl Cigar Store. Killiman & Co.?Mineral Water*. Quarterly Statement Union Bank. South Carolina Dental Association. * Simmons' Livor Regulator. Palmetto Steam Fire Engine Comoany. Chicora Tribe, No. 2, L O. R. M.~ Hotel Arrtyai^, April 3.? Wheeler House?H. Eorle and wife, C. W. Poult ny, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Farnworth, Providence; K. Strauss, Pa.; W. S. Tar ner, Ga.; J. M. Otey, Va.; R. McNawe., N. Y.; A C. Kaufman, Charleston; R. Richardson, 111.; L. A. Harper, 8t George's; W. L. Hand, N. C.;W. B. Cathcr.rt, city; W. Dudley, Charleston; P. C. Yauderaent, Dr. and Mrs. Farnam, N. Y.; J. H. MoDevitt, Edge field; E. R Wiggens, N. C; L. Hagood, city; W. H. Evans, Charleston; J. A. Ramvill and wife and child, Oh,; Miss Ames, Mass.? J. a Wilson, T. N. Yonngblood, Chester; D. Wyatt Aiken, Coke?bury; R. W. Cho? pin, John E. Ward, N. Y; G. L. Ames, Mass. Columbia Hotel?E. A. Seaman and wifo, Ann Arbor, Michigan ;N. H. Casson, A. L. Brody, J. Hancock,. J. W. Leary, T. M. Emmerson, J. F. Murphy, city; D. H. Hutchinson, Horry; J. Sharp, Cherry Valley; T. D. Gille?pio, wife and children, Charleston; W. J. McDowell, S. C. Mansion House?J. M. Walsh, L. M. Fry, J. R. Parker, D. L. Boozer, city ; E. A. Welmter, Orangeburg; James Beaty, Winnsboro;B. F. Mauldin, G. & O. R. R.; J. Anderson, O. B. Warwick, C. A Alligood, U. S. A.; R. H. Scriven, Go,; J. H. Welley, Greenwood. Albany has had her nobleman too; it was Count Barli. Of course he was a rogue in gaain. By any other name ho ? did not smell as wheat, so when they detected his imposition be acknow ledeed the corn und left to escape a thrashing. Wolf scalps are received in payment of taxes in Missouri at the rate of five dol? lars a scalp. The legislative committee appointed the other day to bum the scalps accumulated in the last two years de? stroyed about $0,000 worth Lord Chief Just ice Cock burn's charge to the jury in the famous Tichbome oasa has just been published. In size it equals Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." "Ye living men, come view the ground where you must shortly lie," is what4a lady told a young lawyer who was called upon to assist in dedicating a court house. Red used on a railroad signifies dan? ger, and says stop. It should be so construed when displayed on a man's nose. I A Kansas editor accuses another of "plagueyism." The spelling school mania has not yet reached Kansss. "Your son died rather suddenly, yes? terday of throat disese," is what an Idaho sheriff wrote to a fond mother in Indiana the other day. ? One does not know, until oft times too late, how much he loses by a failtue to read the advertisements in a daily paper. Try it to-day. Marking the coming low-necked dresses, a rural rooster says that lovely woman is going to foam out over the top uf her clothes again. Miss Jewell, daughter of the Post? master-General, shines and sparkles as a teacher in a colored mission school in Washington. A Nebraska druggist got a boy to take a big sniff of hartshorn as a joke. Boy kicked over a kerosene lamp; oil took fir*; loa-t on store $1,300. The druggist is now driving a team. A Pennsylvnnian boasts that he makes a soap that would "wash a politician's character white as snow." There must be a good deal of "lye" about that soap. A gentleman offered a guest a tiny glass of whiskey, saying "Drink; that it won't hurt yon." "I'll be bound it wouldn't," replied tho guest, "even if it was vitriol." In dealing with furniture, remember to keep water away from everything soluble therein, oil from everything porous, alcohol from varnish and acids trom marble. The Mayor of Riohmond, Va., pro? hibits the exhibition of the can-can in that city, and has ordered the police to tear down the hand-bills. Tho colored people in Georgia have subscribed liberally to the fund for the relief of the sufferers by the tornado in that State. Spinner's retirement will necessitate the counting of every dolhvi ia the trea? sury vaults, amounting to more than 100,000,000. You will gain a good reputation if you avoid those actions which you cenair? and blame in others. Eucalyptus trees, raised from seed and . only one year old, are already from eight to fifteen feet high in Los Angeles County, California. The public debt of France now amounts in round numbers to $4,500, -000,000. A negro man in Henry County, Va, ia attended by a negro doctor, who treats him for "a ground puppy ia his sto? mach." McCully's Newfoundland dog, in Dan? ville, Va, seized a mad cow and held it fast, thus saving the life of his owner's little child. Cooper, Hewitt A Oo.'s wire mills at Trenton N. J., have been burned. Loss $60,000, including 80,000 pounds wire. Women can practice law in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Mains. Let ub State the matter briefly: IOA; OIO; 10SE. Mr. John Webster, an aged citizen of Marlboro, died on the 25th nit