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TIIK DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For President, "
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OP MISSOURI.
Wednesday Morning, Aug. 12,1868.
Agreeably to a resolution adopted
by the recent State Convention, the
following gentlemen are appointed
by the State Central Executive Com?
mittee canvassers in the interest of
the Democracy: .
State at large-Gabriel Cannon
and A. P. Aldrich.
Second Congressional District--J.
Third Congressional District-D.
Fourth Congressional District-W.
Canvasser for First Congressional
District to be hereafter appointed.
WADE HAMPTON, Chairman.
Tito Radical Version.
Wo notico that the Record-tbe
Missionary Record-gives a version
of tho killing of Smith entirely at
variance with tho facts of tho case.
It represents that a premeditated
attack was mado upon certain negro
members of the so-called Legislature,
and that the killing was done purely
in self-defence. The fact is, tho
party stumbled accidentally upon the
frightened "legislators," and this is
plainly indicated by the circumstance
that the whites bad no weapons of
any kind. "Would they be disposed
to attack and be utterly unprovided
for the occasion?
But misrepresentation is the food
that radicalism fattens upon. De?
prive it of that, and it would die at
once, instead of dying soo?i, as it will.
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The Declaration of "Peaceful Instru?
The Courier very properly com?
mends this declaration in the plat?
form of the South Carolina Demo?
cracy, recently adopted. This
oloment, introduced originally by
Col. Thomas, and endorsed and
approved by Gen. Hampton, Col.
Mullins and the great majority of the
Convention, and actually objeoted to
by none, is calculated to do much
good both at homo and abroad. Il
plants our people upot the higb
ground of firmness and moderation,
and sows tho seeds of success. lu
tho present canvass, so important it
it to win, that too much caution and
circumspection cannot be employed.
Furnish tho political enemy with nc
ammunition 'to ho used against us
but, planting ourselves upon tho jus?
tice of our cause, and entitling our?
selves to tho favors of Heaven, let ut
move on firmly, widely, steadily.
"We are glad that the false argu
mont of revolution has been taken
away from tho radical party. This
State has, through its Convention,
spoken ; and in tones not to be mis
understood. That Convention was
tho representative of tho whole De
mocratio party of tho Common?
wealth. It was com no<?od of dele
gates selected through tho primar}
assemblages of tho people. Its dele
gates came frosh from the people.
They had just counsollcd with' then:
face to face, and knew, their wan ti
and purposos. It, therefore, speaks
with authority. Its langungo is th(
rightful expression of tho populai
"In the midst, therefore, of tin
accusations of tho radical party, auc"
at tho very timo when its charges o:
revolution aro tho loudest, and ii;
slanders the most vehement, the De
mocratio party of South Carolina, ir
Convention assembled, convicts then
of falsehood, and vindicates itsel
and those it represents before tin
country. It is a solomn and carnes
declaration, mado in tho very pre
sonco of tho American people:
"Resolved, That whilst we ento:
our protest against tho radical Recon
straction Acts, and tho evils they ar<
bringing upon the South, wo relj
with confidence upon the constitu
tional agencies and peaceful instrn
mentalities alone to bring us tin
relief wo seek and tho reform w<
"The Democratic party here ha
planted itself upon a broad platforn
of peaco. While it condemns th<
Reconstruction Acts as without war
rant of law, it yet seeks relief fron
their oppression alone through 'con
stitntional agonoics and peaceful in
strumentalities. ' "
We publish elsewhere tho list of
canvassers appointed by the State
Central'' Executive Committee. .' Tho
seleotionB are judicious, and we trust
that the gentlemen named will go
vigorously to work and give their
valuable aid to the electors chosen
by the Convention. Lot us work
while it is day.
TUE liKGlS Jj.VrCKlC.
PROCEEDINGS OP TUntTY-SECOND DAT.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
COLUMBIA, August ll.-The Com?
mittee on Education reported a bill
to provide for tho temporary organi?
zation of the Educational Depart?
ment of this State; which was read
the first time, and ordered for con?
sideration to-morrow. Tho bill pro?
vides that the State Superintendent
of Education shall hold office for
four years, and receive a salary of
$2,500 per annum. Ho shall havo
his office in Columbia, and shall
digest all reports of tho various
School Commissioners, including tho
enumerations of population, school?
The Committee of Ways and Means
reported unfavorably on a bill to re?
peal tho capitation tux. The report
was ordered to Ho on the tablo. and
the.bill was read tho,first time, and
ordered for consideration to-morrow.
-The Committeo on the Peniten?
tiary made a report on tho condition
of that institution, embracing many
details of which the public are alrea?
dy familiar. It covered, howover,
some complaints about harsh treat?
ment to prisoners, such ns tying up
by tho thumbs, blind folding and
then causing them to run over ob?
stacles placed in thoir way, &c. The
general arrangements of the Peni?
tentiary in reference to hygiene,
dieting and labor were, howover,
warmly commended. The committee
recommended a rt-orgauization, con?
templating tho appointment of a
Board of Five Combissiouers, who
should eleot an Architect, Superin?
tendent and Engineer, all to be per?
formed by one officer, the employ?
ment of H paid guard, u udor regu?
lations such as obtain iu the United
States army, <fec.
The report was re-committed, with
instructions to the committee to re?
port by bill.
Boseman, rising to a question of
privilege, said ho had some correc?
tions to make in reference to the
statements mado in the House yes?
terday about tho public printing. He
had seen the printer, this morning,
and boen authoritatively informed
that no extra copies of the last mes?
sage of ex-Provisional Governor Orr
had been ordered to be printed, nor
was any unnecessary printing being
done. He said, furthermore, that he
did not intend to do any printing
without tho order of tho Speaker, or
Clork of tho House, or the chairman
of some of the committees. All the
work was being dono under the rules
of the Typogruhical Union, and
these prescribed that all matter over
one page shall bo charged as two; all
over two as three, and up to five, be?
yond which all is charged as eight.
The total cost of tho printing, so far,
for the House amounted to Si,070.63,
and of the Senate Sl.505.G3. Thia
was asserted to be at least one-third
less than the same amount of print?
ing usually cost the old Legislatures.
The chairman did not seo, therefore,
how tho cost could bo reduced.
DeLarge said that when ho stated
that Gov. Orr's message was being
re-printed, he did so on what ho be?
lieved to be competent authority, and
he was not prepared to make any re?
traction. Ho denied that the print?
ing was being done under tho rules
of the Typographical Union, and
sa'd that so fur from tho cost of
printing being so low as was repre?
sented, the members would find it,
when the bill was presented, that it
Boseman desired to know if De
Largo intended to cast any reflection
upon him, by denying his statement.
The Speaker interrupted, by say?
ing that tho figures aud facts pre?
sented by Boseman orally, and not
in tho shapo of a report, were not
matters of debate.
DeLarge said that ho did not desire
to impugn tho motives of any mem?
ber, but ho re-asserted that whilst thc
ostensible charges for work done
leight bo what were indicated by the
Chairman of the Printing Commit?
tee, the House would find out thal
tho real charges were much highei
The Speakor ruled DeLarge out ol
order and tho discussion ended.
The bill tg repeal an Act entitled
"An Act to repeal the usury law,'
was read tho first time.
Mciutyro offered a joint resolution,
providing that tho Supreme Courl
shall appoint three persons to codify
and digest tho laws of the State and
report at the next session of tho Ge
neral Assembly. Laid on the tablo.
Perrin gavo notice of a bill for th?
protection of all mechanics.
The resolution making thc bill tc
incorporate the Citizens Saving']
Bank the special order for Friday
waa rescinded and the bill made tin
special order for the 27th instant.
The bills to incorporate the Col um
bia Educational Sooiety, and to pro
vide for the accommodation of tin
General Assembly, were severally
read a first time.
The bill to regulate the admission
of persons to practice as Attorneys,
Solicitors and Counsellors, in the
courts of this State, was taken up,
and, pending its consideration, the
Thc Houso resolution, rescinding
the resolution whereby a Special
Committee was appointed to examin?
into thc lato disturbance in Columbia,
was concurred in.
A resolution, requesting Theodore
Starke, keeper of the State House,
to report what amount of the appro?
priation of $2,GOO made for fitting
up the Hall for the Legislature, Sec.,
was unexpended, was passed.
Also, a resolution instructing the
Clerk of the Senate to prepare a roll,
with a view to the payment of tho
per diem and mileage, to date, of tho
officers and members of tho Senate.
The Committee on Education re?
ported a bill, similar to that intro?
duced bj Tomliuson, in the House,
in reference to the temporaiy organi?
zation of tho Educational Depart?
ment of tho State, which was read
tho first time.
The bill to amend the charter of
the city of Charleston was reported
with an amendment, authorizing the
Mayor to discbarge any member of
the polico when, in his judgment, it
Tho bill to declare tho mnuner by
which the lands or the right of way
over tho lands of persons, or corpo?
rations, may bo taken for construc?
tion aud uses of railways, aud other
works of internal improvement, was
read a third time and passed.
Tho Houso resolution favorable to
tho removal of tho political disabili?
ties of T. S. Arthur, of Greenville,
was concurred in.
Tho Committee on Politicnl Disa?
bilities reported favorably on tho pe?
tition of W. H. Anderson, of Ches?
ter, and the report was adopted and
sent to the Houso for concurrence.
The report of the same Comraittoe,
on the petitions of W. R. Treadwell,
F. Myers and S. D. Goodlett was re?
Wright introduced a bill to close
up the affairs of the Bank of tho
Stato, which was read and referred.
It authorizes tho Governor to take
possession of all tho real and per?
sonal assets, books of account, otc,
of tho Bank of tho State, to sell the
assets at public auction, and place
the personal notes, bonds, etc., in
tho hands of the Attorney-General
for collection. That officer shall pay
over tho proceeds of his collections
into the Treasury of tho State, but
no suits shall bo entered for tho re?
covery of collaterals, which are con?
sidered worthless by the Governor
and Attorney-General. All bills of
tho Bank issued prior to the 20th De?
cember, I860, which were filed in the
Court of Equity prior to June 1,
1868, under the ordor of that Court,
aro to bo funded, and on their sur?
render at tho Treasury, bonds run?
ning twenty years and bearing inte?
rest at the rate of six per cent, per
annum, payable semi-annually, are
to be given in exchange therefor.
For the payment of these bonds, tho
faith and credit of tho State is
pledged. No bilte which were not so
filed aro to bo funded, but may bo
taken as a discount or set off iu all
suits brought by tho said Bank, in
payment of all demands due to it.
The Act of December 21, 18G5, and
the 16th section of tho Act ratified
December 10, 1812, and all acts and
parts of acts which render tho bills
of said corporation receivable in pay?
ment of taxes, and all Other debts
due the State, -aro repealed by the
Tho Senate then adjourned.
THE OATERFTLI?AR.-Accounts from
the sea islands are very conflicting.
In some sections the fields aro repre?
sented as being covered with cater?
pillars, while others have been alto?
gether oxempt. Tho planters on
Edisto, John, Wadmalaw and James
I Islands report that the caterpil?
lar is very prevalent; but the soa
islands lower down tho coast aro said
to be free from tho insect plague.
North of Charleston, in Christ Church
Parish, and along the const, the
caterpiller cry has not yet boen
raised, though there are few planta?
tions without occasional specimens.
Notwithstanding tho presence of tho
worm, no very serious damage is yet
reported, and it ia to be hoped that
the accounts have been exaggerated.
Tho oldest planters do not remember
the recurrence of a caterpillar plague
two years in succession. But this
season they have appeared fully ten
days earlier than last year, and have
so much longer time in which to
gobble the growing crop.
HORRORS AT THK SOUTH.-Stimu?
lated, of course, from Washington,
tho carpet bag Texas Convention has
put forth a supplementary report on
violence, which adds ninety-six bran
new murders to account-of stock
already taken. Curiously enough,
these horrors foot up in the totals
509 whites and 480 negroes, and if
we admit that "the bloody rebels"
slew all of these 468 blacks, who put
the 609 whites ont of tho way? Was
it "the poor, down-trodden freed?
men" that did it, or are we to con?
duelo that this whole story is as
arrant a lie as desperation ever
I Washington Evening Express.
NIOKEBSON'S HOTKI/, COLUMBIA.
A report injurious to this hotel has
been lately circulated by interested
parties to the effect that negroes were
entertained at the hotel. Tho report
is untrue. The only foundation" for
it is that some of tho scalawag and
carpet-bag legislators, who have
white skins, are stopping at this hotel,
and the negro legislators who aro on
committees and otherwise connected
with them, visit thom at their rooms,
drink and smoko with thom, and
probably lie ou their beds, &c, &c.
This, of course, cannot be prevented
by the proprietors, and is of uo con?
sequence whntever to tho respectable
guests of tho hotel, who huvu nothing
to do with tho carpet-baggers and
scalawags, and, of course, nover
enter their rooms.
Nickerson'8 Hotel was crowded at
the recent meeting of tho State De?
mocratic Convention, ami as dole
gates from nearly all parts of tho
Stato stopped there, wo refer our
readers to them for further informa?
tion. -Charleston Mercury,
Fit ACAS ON JAMES ISLAND.-A few
days since, nt a drill of a colored
company, on James Island, com?
manded by ono W. C. Glover, (color?
ed,) a difficulty aroso between Kenty
Washington and Bob Mikell alias
Brown, concerning a dog. Tho dog
had barked at Mikell's child, aud
when Washington went to catch bim
he was struck by Mikell, who after?
wards got bis gnu and fired at Wash?
ington, without hitting him. Wash?
ington carno to the city and reported'
tho facts to Magistrate Whitiug, and,
on Saturday, Mikell was arrested and
lodged in jail for assault with intent
to kill. Tho affair is not important,
in itself, but shows that tho freedmen
on tho islands aro bunded together in
military companies, and aro well sup?
plied with arms. They stato that
they bavo permission from headquar?
ters to carry arms and drill, and
insist upon their right to do so, not?
withstanding the remonstrances of
tho planters. - Charleston News.
A Democratic paper of Nashville
published a charge on Friday, which
it says it can substantiate, that white
and colored men had entered into a
plot to burn Nashville, Murfrcesboro,
Columbia and Pulaski, murdering
men, women and children. Mea?
sures have been takeu to investigate
A special despatch from Sedaliu,
Missouri, to the St. Louis Democrat,
says it is reported there that tho
Sheriff of Benton Couuty, with as?
sistance, attempted, last Saturday,
to arrest several notorious despera?
does. The Sheriff's brother and
another assistant were killed. All of
tho desperadoes escaped.
A gas main under the centre of the
domo of tho capitol in Washington
exploded the other day, tearing all
tho frame-work to splinters, and
creating somo apprehension of the
safety' of the building. The para?
phernalia used at the funeral of Pre?
sident Lincoln, which was in tho
Washington crypt for safe keeping,
was partially burned.
Gen. Wi H. Neel, who has led tho
choir in Steel Creek Church, near
Charlotte, N. C., celebrated his
golden wedding on Thursday last. A
substantial entertainment was served,
nnd a large number of children,
grand-children and personal friends
participated. So says the Charlotte
THE DEATH OF MAJOR B. B. WASH?
INGTON.-Tho many friends of this
gentleman will bo pained to hear of
his death at . 'Waverley," his family
seat, on Saturday. Ho was ono of
the nearest relatives of General
George Washington. He had been
in bad health for some months post,
but his death was somewhat sudden.
[ Winchester Times.
A singular case of death of two
editors occurred at Albion, in Or
lenus County, in New York, last
week. Mr. Brunor, of tho Republi?
can, and Mr. Beach, of tho American,
published at that place, died on the
samo day, of the samo disease, and
at tho same age.
BRUTAL MURDER.-A shocking
murder was committed in Providence
neighborhood on tho 7th inst. W.
W. Rea killed bis former wife, from
whom sho had obtained a divorce
somo two years ago, on account of
his brutal treatment. Tho murderer
has boon arrested.-Charlotte Times.
Tho Legislature of Florida have,
passed, over tho Governor's voto, tho
bill to pay to members ono year's
Eay for services from Juno to Decent?
er, nnd adjourned until November
3, when they will choose Presidential
THE EiiOPiNO COUPLE ARRESTED.
A telegram has been received here
stating that the woman and boy who
eloped hence some days ago, carry?
ing with them money obtained under
falso pretenses, have boen arrested in
During tho month of July 2,000
cases of cholera, and nearly 1,400
deaths, occurred in Havana. The
?'ollow fever has not increased in vio
ence, bnt the cases, though few in
number, are unusually fatal.
The Now York Nation, (radical,)
gives its readers the following infor?
mation: "Virginia, Mississippi and
Texas are indefinitely ont of the
Union. We may adJ that the crops
in all of these States ore doing well."
Trotists will be gratified by the
announcement in this morning's
paper. Two famous trotters, of the
I home breed, .will tp*t their speed on
Planters can have an opportunity
of examining a variety of agricul?
tural labor-saving implements, by
calling on Messrs. Fisher ?fe Low?
rance, nearly opposite the Phoenix
office. Their stock is extensive, and
as they are agents for several manu?
facturers, their facilities are un?
We had tho pleasure, yesterday,
of receiving a visit from T. C.
DeLeon, Esq., a native of Columbia,
but who is at present residing in
New York. Ile is connected, ns a
correspondent, with several papers
and magazines in Gotham, ns well ns
tho Monumental City. He holds a
sort of roving commission just now,
und will visit several Southern States.
UNITED STATES COURT.-Judge G.
S. Bryan, now holding the United
States District Court in Greenville,
h? s given notice that bc will cull the
civil dockets preremptorily, com?
mencing Thursday, the 20th inst.
The law causes will first be tried, and
then the equity.
PERSONAL.-Governor Scott has
appointed John Heart, Esq., at one
time editor of the Charleston Mer?
cury, and afterwards Superintendent
of tho Public Printing of the United
States, as his Private Secretary. Mr.
Heart is a gcutleman of fine educa?
tion and accomplishments, and hii
appointment will be acceptable, wt
believe, to all parties.
Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, of thc
Freedmen's Bureau, arrived in thi
city yesterday morning, and is th?
guest of Nickerson's Hotel. During
the day, ho visited both branches o
the General Assembly, in company
with Governor Scott, and in the af
ternoon addressed tho Legislature ii
Janney's new State House. His re
marks, which were very temperate
politically, wero devoted, in the main
to the material interests of tho co
lored people, whom ho advised to g(
to work earnestly in re-building the
fortunes of tho State and educating
NEW STYLE or ADVEPTISEMENT
DEMOCRATS, ATTENTION!-A CARPET
BAOGEIS'S ArPEAii.-Wo givo ono in
sertion, without charge, to this ad
vertisement. Tho following card ha
been handed to us. Ono side bear
"Philip Epstin, withL. Manu, Pal
motto Clothing Establishment, deal
era in clothing, gents' furnishinj
goods, boots, shoes, hats, trunks
?fcc., Assembly street, botween Wash
ington and Plaiu streots, opposit
the upper end of the Market, Collina
bia, 8. .C."
Tho reverse contains this notice:
"REPUBLICAN ESTABISHMENT, <fca
Wo repectfully inform our friend
that this is tho only Rep?blica
clothing establishment in the cit}
We defy contradiction ! Respectful!
recommended by Hon. jEsop Good
son, Hon. W. J. Brodie, Hon. W.
Collins, Hon. T. P. Stubs."
All (save one) gentlemon of coloi
but Hon. "Senators or Represent!
fives." We learn that tho rush fe
linen coats, umbrellas, fans and cai
pet-bags is expected to bo unprecc
dented. "How we apples swim."
THE WEEK OF PRAYER.-The io
lowing notice appears in tho Souther
Tho observauco of a week of pray?
last year, throughout tho Church, rt
suited in great, and wo trust, lastin
good to tho causo of God. Tho nj
pointment for tho prcsont week i
August 23-30, that ia tho week fror
tho fourth to tho fifth Sabbath i
August, inclusive. Tho intervonin
Friday is to bo observed as a day c
fasting and humiliation.
It is hoped that thoro will bo
general assembling of tho niomboi
of tho Methodist Church during tba
week. To thia end, let the appoini
ment bo kept in view, and prepara
tion made for its observance.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The poi
office open during the week from 8)
a, m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, froi
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston aud Western mai!
are open for delivery aL4>? p. m., an
close at 8 '.< p. m. Charleston nigl
mail open H}.\ a. m., close 4% p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery, t
8}4 ?t. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5}
p. m., closes at &).< p. m.
Messrs. James D. Tr?d?woll and
Fielding & Pope, counsel for Coroner
Walker, submitted their return and
answer before so-called Judge Wil?
lard, yesterday morning The sub?
stance of this docim with the
exception of tho followug, was pub?
lished yesterday morning:
"That the said Thomas P. Walker
is now the legally appointed Coroner
of Richland District, appointed to
hold for four years and until a suc?
cessor shall bo appointed and that,
such successor bas not been so ap?
pointed, and that W. B. Johnston is
not Coroner legally appointed by the
laws and Constitution of the State of
South Carolina, and of the Constitu?
tion of tho United States. That if
the said W. B. Johnston has been
appointed Coroner, as aforesaid, his
term of office has not yet commenced,
nor can bis said term of ?mico com?
mence until the term of office of the
said Thomas .P. Walker, this respon?
dent, bas expired-which term will
not expire until the 21st day of De?
cember; which will be in the year of
our Lord 18GS."
Beforo the above answer and re?
turn was read, the counsel submitted
a motion to transfer the case to the
United States Court, on tho ground
j that it involved the constitutionality
of a law of Congress. Upon this,
there was nu auimatcd argument.
Mr. Fickliug opened the argument
at much length. He was followed
by Mr. Pope on the same side. The
Attorney-General (so-called) replied,
and Mr. Tradewell closed the argu?
ment. Tho Associate Justice (so
called) over-ruled the motion, and
peremptorily ordered tho case for?
ward on its merits. Mr. Pope opened
the argument, and after speaking
about a quarter of an hour, he pro?
posed to show that, under the lawful
Constitution of South Carolina, the
lawful Judges of the State could
alone try the case. Here he was in?
terrupted by tho Attorney-General,
(so-called,) saying such a line of ar?
gument was insulting to this Conrt,
and moved that counsel be arrested
in his argument. Mr. Pope retorted,
and asked if the Court and counsel
were afraid of truth and light. The
Judge said he would take time to
oonsider whether the argument of
Mr. Pope would be insulting-and
adjourned the oase until this morn?
ing, when Mr. Pope will resume his
argument under the ruling of the
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special at
L-ntion is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Fisher & Lowrance-Cotton Gins.
Meetiug Columbia Chapter.
Trotting Match-Congaree Course.
A New York lotter says: "Leading
parties in tho cotton trade at this
market aro looking to twenty-five
cents per pound for middling up?
lands as the opening price for the
new crop in this market; but with
very light stocks, and a good demand
from spinners, it is thought that the
balance of the old crop can be closed
ont at thirty cents. A number of
Southern holders of cotton have
been 'slaughtered' in tho past week.
The temporary fall below thirty
cents caused parties holding such
cotton on commission to become
nervous about their margins, and the
owners not responding, the sale of
these lots was forced at best prices,
entailing heavy losses upon the-no?
Colombia Chanter No. 5, R. A. M.
A REGULAR CONVOCATION
fc&of Columbia Chapter No. 6, R. A.
fJL, will ba hold,, at Masonic Hall,
->ri?I8 EVENING, ut 8 o'clock.
By order of tho H. P.
W. HUTSON WIGG,
Aug 12 1_Scribe.
f, 15, at i P. M.
Match Race, Purso $500. Milo and Re?
peat. Charles Logan names Brown Gol?
ding, CLODHOPPER; Owen Daley names
Grey Gelding, BILLY GRIMES.
SAMPLE8 of tho EMORY GIN, BROWN
GIN and CLEMENTS, BROWN A CO.
GEORGIA GIN, in store and for salo by
Aug 12 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
Consumers of Gas
"VJITILL ploaso attend to tho PAYMENT
W OF THEIR BILLS, for tho month
of JULY. The rulo will bo strictly en?
forced against all delinquents.
Aug ll 8_Seorotary Gas Company.
WINTER CABBAGE. SEED.
LARGE LATE DRTJMH?AD,
LATE FLAT DUTCH,
LATE BTJNCOMB. Juatrecoivod at
Aug ll 2 / E. E. JACKSON'S.