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Jfaid?y Morning,Sfijtjjl ifclBf?T
Tl?e Importnnt ftucilton or Sa?Tragc.
Wo are satisfied that the country will
find it necessary, ultiiWvoly, , ta retrace
ito stops-to revise its measures upon the
All important subject of suffrage,. Tho
Republican party prides itself upon its
cry of Suffrage to?11, without regard to
fKPHK ??r pw^jpnrnSn?Si. ?Wpm*?>
0 iffiSlTOIM <? nee asa? ty to moko voters
of the freedmen of the South. Now, it
f?Hjdt&rtifr td- the ?lgn ky of a gireat
principle, tho offspring of patty trickery
and expediency. Now, that the negroes
of tho South are absolutely free, we ad?
mit that color alone ought not to regulate
suffrage, and that for the future, the
irame. restriction a that attach to tho black
voter, should attach to the white voter.
That suffrago should be hedged in by
??mo r?a?o^ablo nnd impartial condition,
wo regard a proposition that few reflect?
ing minds will dispute. The matter is
beginning ,'Iq attract nttoation. Men,
outside of par ty prejudices, aro begin
-ning to seo tho impo* tunco of regulating
this Bttftage' bttsiness. The New York
Evening Republic-a journal, indepen?
dent in politics-having puggested tho
dangers.that are connected with tho pre
valence c?^universal suffrage, a corres?
pondent replies na follows:
"SIB: J. haye read with mu uh in ter est,
in thp'eightoeiith number of your jour?
nal, an ibbie ?editorial entitled, 'Justice,
Safety^ abd Sense in Suffrage.' This bold
confronting of a serions and unwelcome
fact which. your contemporaries of tho
?>res3 have ignored, or, at best, 'have
ooked at over the shoulder, I must con?
fess, bas given me a little surprise os
well as more than a little pleasure, not?
withstanding the confidence I had iu
your intelligence and moral courage. I
knew tho Republic would mnlco its arm felt
when it entered the arena; but I hardly
expected at the outset to witness so inci?
sive a blow. Thousands of thoughtful
and patriotic minds have long been pain?
fully agitated by the conviction, daily
deepening, that the expansion of the
franohise, embracing tho whole mass of
ignorance and vice which forms tho lower
strata of the community, repelling nt tho
polls by on instinctive and unconquera?
ble antipathy the better classes, thus
throwing the governmental powers into
hands which can only destroy what they
touch, does, in your own ont-spoken lan?
guage, 'invite and justify the gravest ap?
prehensions of our national continu?
ance,' and warrants your assertion that,
'the purification of tho ballot is tho se?
curity of .the future.' . What multitudes
of your readers will thank you for this
open expression and endorsement of their
private convictions! Keep this chord
vibrating! Make it your key-note, and
it will find a responsive chord in millions
of hearts. Bring your numerous renders
up to. and keep them up to, tho mo?
mentous questions which, if disregarded
now, may be met by the next generation
and answered amid anarchy and ruin."
Tho Evening Republic pursues tho
subject, and gives some good suggestions
on the, subject of "education and the
ballot." lt takes the ground that the
voters hereafter should be gauged by an
easy but decisive educational test. As a
renton for this reform, it points to "the
magnitude of tho evils of uncontrollable
suffrage," to "the ideutity of ignorance
with corruption and brutality in our
practical politics," to "the predominance
01 the worst elements in our citizenship,"
and as a consequence of this, the crowd?
ing "into obscurity and apathy" ol
"our best class of voters." Tho cure for
all this, tho Republic finds tu "such n
government of the ballot as will restrain
it from soilure and sacrilege." And this
government it would place on au educa?
tional qualification. This is the remedy
proposed. The Republic says:
"The straight path out of onr difficul?
ties lies through an enactment of two
simple yet grand reforms:
"First, the attendance of ch id ron upon
H?hools should be compulsory.
"Second, having made elementary
education possible to and obligatory
upon all, an amendment to the Constitu?
tion should be adopted, extending thc
elective franohise from tho date of thc
ratification of that amendment only tc
those who can read and write the lan?
guage of the country.
"The party cries on tho suffrage ques?
tion hitherto have been singularly nar?
row, and the success of any of them
would solve nono of our problems, assure
no future security, and extinguish no ac
tnal or imminent danger. "America foi
Americans" was a taking term for awhile
-but it was selfish, contracted, opposet"
to tho destiny of a cosmopolite country,
and deservedly died the death. lA
Whito Mon's Government' appealec
quito as much to the prejudico as tc
tho pride of race, and it has gone dowr.
before the cry of 'Equal Rights for All
-a noble shout-under the perversion
of which, however, wc bavo been landet
into tbo very pool of ignorance, corrup
tion, apathy and centralization, when
now we wallow.
Tho remedy we bring--'Schools foi
All, and Education for tho Voter,' is th<
winniug word for the party of the futuro
It is just, impartial, effectual aud indis
We are pleased to find these views at
trading attention in the North. There th<
disease originated-thenco it cairn, to ui
-and it is meet that where thc diseas<
arose, Inhere the remedy should be dc
~-? H ??. lam1 iiuaimimtami* luya
Tuc BIMUMI tm ?Hal? mw* PenniyWa
thic we regard, That probably in
where Oren. Grant received a majority, of
41,000 rotes, Mr. Pendleton is, perhaps;
defeated by a small majority, whilst the
Legislature is decidedly Democratic.
f~"Tn . Pmmiylvanla,-wtrere Oro.-Grant
reoeived a majority of about 29,000 votes,
the Republican candidate for Governor
is aupposod to be oleo ted by about 4,000
The National Democracy have, there?
fore, done well, and at its hands radical?
ism, though aided by all the power of
tho Government, bas received a telling
Nine years ago, the military depart?
ment of this Government was kept up at
an annual expenso of about 810,000,000,
and 10,000 soldiors were looked upon aa
an unnecessarily large army. The late
war cloaod four years ago, but wo have a
peace establishment that numbers about.
50,000 mon, kept ap at an annual cost of
$00,000,000. When tho people are
ground to tho earth with taxation, what
justification for this enormous and un?
necessary expenditure? And is not
radicalism an expensive institution?
THE SOUTHERN COHMXBOIAL CONVEN?
TION.-Tho Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
publishes a special despatch, dated Lou?
isville, October 12, which says:
"The Southern Commercial Conven?
tion met to-day, and was organized by
the election of ex-President Millard Fill?
more as President. Gov. Stevenson, of
Kentucky, delivered tho welcoming ad
dross, in which, referring to direot trade
with Europe, he expressed the hope that
Norfolk would be the port of entry for
tho first line of steamers. The remarks
of Gov. Stevenson in reference to the
port of entry caused much feeling and
dissatisfaction among tho delegations
from tho more Southern States. The
Convention was exceedingly disorderly,
and nothing of importance was done to?
day. A resolution against Chinese im?
migration was introduced.
"Tho Southern Pacific Railroad will
bo tho main question which comes be?
fore tho Convention. There is much
jealousy between tho advocates of Nor?
folk as a port of entry and tho delegates
favoring more Southern ports. Nearly
evory Stato is represented. There was a
difficulty between an Alabama and Ken?
tucky delegato, but nothiug serious so
The Associated Press despatch says:
"Fillmore was elected President of the
Convention, and was introduced by Gov.
Stevenson. Mr, Fillmore trusted the
questions solved by the war would never
disturb us again, lie expressed his vene?
ration for thu Constitution, though ho
know when he was signing the fugitivo
slave law he was signing his political
death-warrant. 'I found no defect in it;
it was constitutional; I would have sign?
ed it bad it taken my right arm.' A mes?
sage from oity of Louisville and State of
Kentucky, recommending Norfolk ns tho
terminus of a steamship line from
Utracht, was received."
A sncriligeous thief entered the church
of tho Holy Trinity, in New Orleans, on
Thursday, under pretext of worshiping,
and, when alono in tho building, ho lost
no time in breaking open the sacristy
and helping himself to the saorcd ves?
sels. He succeeded in carrying off three
chalices, valued respectively at $100,
870 and S10, a large silver dish valued at
?8100 and three altar cloths. Tho thief
was apparently so deeply engaged in
prayer, when seen in the church imme?
diately before'the robbery, that he con?
cealed both face and head in his hands,
rendering it a difficult matter to indenti
Mit. JEFFERSON DAVIS.-Mr. Davis,
who arrived on Sunday afternoon in the
steamship Baltimore from Southampton,
still remains at Barnum's City Hotel.
His brother came on from Mississippi
about a week ago, and mot him on arriv?
ing at the hotel. Yesterday, both gen?
tlemen were on the street transacting
business, and after dining spent tho
afternoon and evening privately with
Tho Macon Telegraph gives the parti?
culars of a fatal affray between two
young mun named Samuel Colson andT.
N. Mason, in which tho latter was killed.
Tho shooting took place at Cooley's sta?
tion, on the Mason and Brunswick Rail?
road. Mason and Colson wore intimate
friends, and the unfortunate affair grow
out of tho former joking tho latter about
While stacking foddur in a field on tho
premises of Mr. Black, about two miles
East of Brownsville, Tenn., last Saturday
evening, a negro man named Floyd was
struck by lightning and instantly killed.
Persons who saw the body of the unfor?
tunate negro say that every bone in his
body was crushed almost to atoms, and
yet his flesh was uubrokun.
At Columbus, Ga., they are making
cotton blankets, apparently very warni
and comfortable, with a good body and
nap on each side, handsomely bordered
in colors. They aro much cheaper than
woolon blankets, and less porous.
The celebrated trotting horse Dexter
made a half mile in one minute and four
seconds, on Prospect Park course, near
New York, last. Saturday afternoon. This
time, it is needless to say, has never boon
Do you suffer from Debility, or Loss
of Appetite? Use "Solomons/Strength
ening and Invigorating Bitters." 013 G
qU?aV?projWG?^^k?t no oiM"fo^;>he
color or previous servitud?. Tho Chines*
are riot citizens of tho United States,
and under the la wa of the United States
they cannot be. Tho laws of the United
States do not permit them to be natu?
ralized, and unless naturalized and first
made citizens of the United States they
could uot possibly come nnder the ope?
ration of the fifteenth amendment"
Fi HST CLASS IN ARITHMETIC, STAND
UP.-Q. How many keounties in South
Q. What is the amount of taxes assess?
ed on Barnwell Koomi ty ?
A. $75,000 in greenbaoks.
Q. If every Keounty averages that
amount, how much will be the total taxes
collected thia year? .
Q. How much ia the interest on the
State debt of $5,000,000 for this year, at
G per cont ? ,? '
Q. How much money will be left for
contingent expenses of tho State after
interest is nnid?
A. $1,800,000.-Charleston Courier.
HOMICIDE.-On last Wednesday a diffi?
culty occurred in the Western part of
this County, between James Hardwick,
Jr., white, and Jem Woods, colored, re?
sulting in the death of Woods by a pistol
shot from Hardwiok. So far as wo have
beon able to gather the facts, a previous
difficulty had occurred between the par?
ties at a shooting match, and on two
subsequent occasions, the last, and one
previous, Woods persisted in pushing
the quarrel upon Hardwick, who tiring,
it seems, of Buch importunity shot him,
and immediately betook himself to flight.
Politics had nothing todo with it
FALUN MEN.-The latest suggestion
from the enterprising ladies of tho Re?
volution newspaper is the immediate es?
tablishment at eligible pointe of "Homes
for Fallen Mon." This idea hus the
merit of originality at least These mon,
they say, do not desire to be bad. "They
aro led estray by a falso curl, a little
paint and powder, a pretty foot, a nicely
roundod form, u wink of tho oyo, a smile,
or the flutter of a bauderchief." From
those temptations the "strong-minded"
desire to remove them. But will tho
"fallen men" accept their good offices?
Wo expect not.
FIRE NEAH FLORENCE.-On Friday, 1st
October, there was a considerable confla?
gration at Mr. Robert McKenzie's tur?
pentine distillery, ncr Florence. It
was occasioned by the fluid boiling over,
and communicating with the fire-dur?
ing tho temporary absence of tho man in
charge. Mr. McKenzie's entire loss by
tho fire is estimated at nearly $4,000, un?
insured. He is one of the most exem
pliary citizens of the County, and has
the sympathy of the entire community.
Tho flour, grist and saw milli, together
with the cotton gin building of Wm. S.
Battle, located at the falls of Tar River,
near Rocky Mount, N. C., were burned
on Thursday b.st and entirely consumed,
with their contents, consisting of 60
bules of cotton, 1,500 bushels of wheat
and 1,200 bushels of corn. Loss S25,0U0;
A committee in England has reported
that "women are fast being drawn into
tho tide of demoralization and drunken?
ness; and that men go to public houses
more to get away from their wives than
from any other cause," that is, get drunk
because their wive? do. But isn't it
much more probable that the women got
drunk because their husbands do?
The Grand Jury of tho United States
Court, in Charleston, has returned a true
bill against the Mackey family for as?
saulting Collector Clarke, while the lat?
ter was attempting to got possession of
the post of Collector of Cu.sioms, to
which ho had boon appointed, vice Dr.
A. G. Mackey, removed.
Mary Baker, a young married lady
seventeen years of age, died suddenly at
Chicago, on Sunday evening, aftor tak?
ing a dose, purporting to be salts, pro?
cured at a drug store. It is supposed
that the young clerk gave her poison by
A young gymnast, who was killed at
Cherry Valley, Illinois, a few days since,
by falling from a doublo trapeze, had
promised his father to quit tho business
as soon as his engagement was finished,
of which that at Cherry was tho last
"Mrs. Vice-president Colfax has como
out with tho whole weight of her morul
influence against the panier. She thinks
the pan.er tho proper furniture of a don?
key." If it is, why tho "dooso" don't
Schuyler wear ono?
Father Michael Farreu, a Catholic
priest of Lynchburg, was found dead in
his bed on Thursday morning last, nndor
slight suspicion of foul play, but tho
coroner's jury failed to agree as to tho
cause of death.
CRUSHED TO DEATH.-James Pickett, a
youth of about twelve, son of the Rev.
G. W. Pickett, was caught whilo ginning
cotton on last Saturday, between the
machinery, and crushed to death.
John T. Humphries, of Union County,
fell from his wagon, while hauling cot?
ton Heed, on the 2d instant, and received
injuries which resulted in his death.
Hon. ?. H. Stevens says of Solomons'
Bitters: "I have iued them with decided
> benefit; in giving tone to the digestive or
! gans and general strengt li to the system."
j ; ?-SHUneres.
?^m^MMKo for fraudaient bankrupts
^V^ybeatWay to succeed i? to^fall.".
Who ever felt tbe breath from the
rungs: of a chesty of drawers? ,
The time to clinch an argument-when
IBS SffSBRon of the audience is riveted.
*I>iCfy?>h want an Appetite? TJflo Solo?
mons' Bitters-greatest tonio of the age.
Beauty devoid of grace is like a hook
without a bait.
What should a olergyman preach
about? About a quarter of an hour.
Tbe colored tailors in Charleston are
on a strike.
TbelNew York city railroads carried
99,010,780 passengers last year.
The corner-stone of the State Univer?
sity of California is to be laid on tho 1st
If you have Dyspepsia, use "Solomons*
Strengtheniug and Invigorating Bitters. "
It is a certain cure. 013 G
Sheridan's troopers have captured an
Indian obief who boasts of having taken
125 white scalps.
Speaking of romance in marriage, a
^ritor says he never kuow it to last be?
yond the first baby.
If you are an Invalid, and wish a Re?
storer and Invigorator, "Use Solomons'
Strengthening and Invigorating Bitters. "
St. Louis has a paper called the Jour?
nal of Speculative Philosophy. They ore
getting so they speculate in almost every?
Owing to its office being destroyed by
fire, tho San Francisco Herald has becu
discontinued. Shouldn't get discouraged
for a little thing like that.
A gang of brutes at Danville, N. Y.,
have tarred and feathered a young lady.
They should have been compelled to re?
A nitro-glycerine explosion occurred at
Hoosio Tunuel, in Massachusetts, on Sa?
turday, demolishing the building in
which it was stored and killing three
men. Cause unknown.
It is reported, says tho Charlotto (N.
C.) Bulletin, that Genends Wadu Hamp?
ton and D. ll. Hill are negotiating for
the purchase of tho Charlotto Military
Institute to re-open it as a first class
And now a newsboy named Hurry
Smith, on tho Kentucky Central Rail?
road, has fallon heir to $138,000, by tho
death of some one in Germany. Our
relatives in tho old country never will
MESSRS. TOZER A WELLS respectfully
return their sincere thanks to tho Fire Depart?
ment and citizens generally, for tho prompt
assistance rendered to prevent the destruc?
tion of their gin-house, yesterday.
Oct 15 1
MASONIC MARK. Tho Auder ? ill please
leavo at this omeo aud receive REWARD.
Columbia Oil Company.
THE THIRD INSTALMENT, of 125 a Share,
is called for on or before MONDAY, 18TU
instant. E. F. ALEXANDER,
Oct 15 3 President.
Broad River Bridge Company1
AMEETING of Stockholders in this Com?
pany will bo held at the Palmetto Engine
By order'of the President and Directors.
House, at 10 o'clock a. m., TO-DAY, 15th iust.
AU interested will please attend, as business of
vital importance will bo brought before thora.
G. W. DEARDEN,
Oct 15 _Secretary and Troapurer.
WE take pleasure
in notifying our
friends and the
public that wo have
removed our Stock,
: GROCERIES, Ac ,
to Old EXCHANGE
nearly opposite Co?
lumbia U o t o 1 ,
where wo will be
pleased to seo and
offer them extra inducements in all articles
usually kept in tho GROCERY. HARDWARE
and LIQUOR line. T. J. A H. M. GIBSON,
Oct 15 Old Exchange Bank Corner.
WHITE DINNER SETS, new Limoge
Shapes, 157 pieces, $25. Smaller size
sots proportionately low in price?.
WHITE TOILET SETS, ll pieces, $3.20.
WHITE TEA SETS, 44 piucos, $4.00.
GOOD WATER-GOBLETS, per dozen, $1.50.
GOOD WINE-GLASSES, per dozen, $1.00.
AU other goods in our line equally low. Goods
packed for the country, or forwarded by Ex?
press, C. O. D.
Middle Cooper Institute Block,
Third and Fourth Aves., botween 7th and 8th
streets, New York.
Send for Illustrated Photograph and Cata
logueof Limoge Dinner, Tea and Toilot Sets,
mailed free. Oct 15 Arno
REYNOLDS' IMPROVED METHOD
Patented December, 1807.
AFTER an extensivo uso of this important
improvement in practice for nearly two
years, it is with full confidence urged upon tho
profession and tho public, as ful?lling more
thoroughly and satisfactorily t lum any other
modo, ovory intention of Ai dacia 1 Dentures.
As in this method, rubber tooth aro alto
gothor discarded, it is desirable that it should
fall especially into thu hands of those familiar
with gold plato work.
It may not be generally known that they
who wear cases of artificial teoth, constructed
according to this patent, by Dentists who aro
not licensees, renner themselves liablo to the
penalty of infringement, as well as tho ope?
Office rights wiil bo disposed of and instruc?
tion give? by letter,or at tho operating rooms
of Reynolds A Reynolds, whero the manipula?
tion may be daily witnessed, and whero com?
munications may be addressed.
WM. REYNOLDS, M. D.,
Aug 12 i Columbia, S. C.
?^e JLjpioe of ?rjojkaoindrtelstii J
ti<fl of fcolumbia" #tabe dtrtaiped atibe
PhwniMoBioo. Price t weiny-flle coats.
WEDDING CARDS AND ?NVELOPES.-A
lot of wedding cards and envelopes, of
latest styles, has just been received;
which will be printed in imitation of en?
graving, and ut 'less'(hap one-tenth the
.coat Call and seo specimens at PHOENIX
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-'The Northern
ajod Western mails are open for delivery
at lp. m. ; oloscd nt 11.30 a. m. Charles?
ton (day) and Greenville open at 5.80 p.
m. ; closed at 8.30 p. m. Charleston
night mail open at 8.30 a. m. ; closed at
1.1.1 p. m. On Sunday, tho poet office ie
open from 1 to 2 p. m.
NEWSPAPER SPONGERS.-An exchange
woll says that there are many person;
j who either take no paper nt all, or eist
I take one from another city, and whet:
they wish to soe what is transpiring in
their neighborhood, they borrow t lu
lonni paper from some citizen more libe
ral than themselves. Many mon of thu
kind are engaged in business, and ire
queutly grumble because people do not
patronie? "homo industry," when thej
practice tue very thing of which thej
PERIODICALS.-Wo are indebted t<
Messrs. Bryan & McCarter for the No
vember number of (Jodey's Lady's Book
To commend which wonld be a wnsto o
words, as its merits are well known.
The October number of the SoutJiert
Planter and Farmer, published in Rich
mond, Va., by Fergurson <fc Rudy. It ii
devoted to agriculture, horticulture, nuc
the miuiug, mechanio and houschoh
arts. Subscription price reduced to &
per nu num.
Our Schoolday Visitor comes regularly
richly freighted with good things, to ou:
table. This magazine will soon com
menee its fourteenth yenr and volume
so that it is snfo and solid. Terms 81.2!
a year. Great reduction, and valuabl
premiums for clubs. Tho publisher
givo to every subscriber, for 25 couts, ;
magnificent steel-plate engraving, spe
dally drawn und engraved at immens
cost, and worth $2.50 per copy. Sampl
numbers of the Visitor sent, post-paid
for 10 cents. Address Daughaday i
Pecker, Publishers, -124 Walnut streel
FIHE.-About fifteen minutes past 1
o'clock, yesterday, a fire broke out in tb
wooden building on' the South-wei
corner of Lady and Assembly streeti
occupied by Messrs. Wells Sc Tozer as
steam cotton ginning and pressing e;
tablisbment, and owing to the quuntit
of combustibles, it blazed furiously in
few minutes and totally destro3'ed th
building and its contents. Tho fireme
were promptly on the spot, but thoir e
forts availed but little. I inmediate!
upon hearing the alarm, Mr. Tozer hui
ried to the engine and let off the s tenn
thus, perhaps, preventing un explosioi
Tho firo was caused by a piece of ston
in tho cotton coming in contact with tb
teeth of tho gin. The engine was bi
little damaged. The building bclouge
to Mr. J. H. Baldwin and was valued ?
about $600-no insurauce. Tho gin an
machinery WAS^insured for ?300 in tl
Richmond Insurance and Savings Con
pauy, of which Mr. George Huggins :
tho agent. About eight bales of cnttou
belonging to the City Council and Messr
W. H. Gibbes, Pope and others-wei
destroyed, upon which thero was au ii
surauco of $700.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, October li.-Nicke
son House.-Hon. Samuel McGowai
Abboville; J. A. August, Bntesville; 1
Nichols, Philadelphia; Mrs. Hodges, Li
tlo Rock, Arkansas; Wm. L. Brow
Now York: Col. Wm. Johnstou, John 1
Denton, Charlotte; Mrs. S. J. Johnso
Salem, Virginia; Hon. J. J. McLur
wife and daughter, Chester; Andrew fl
Harrison, Salem, Massachusetts; D
Cummings, Spartanburg; H. P. Har
mott, Greenville; J. R. Chatham, Nc
berry; J. H. Campbell, Fairfield; Car
James O. Mooro, Augusto; Joseph 1
Gay, Piuo House Station.
National Hotel.-Thomas M. Denis
W. Jones, Bichland; H. Cobiu, Charle
ton; N. G. Allmanu, Franklin, N. C. ;
W. Fisher, Webster, N. C.; A. R. Hu
bard, Anderson; M. S. West, T. B. Cu
ningham, Greenville; SamuelT. Poinit
Spnrtanbnrg; Joseph Thompson, Atla
ta, Ga.; W. G. Osteou, Sumter; J. ;
DeLoaob, W. Griffin, Union; B. <
Traynham, Airs. Mahaly Traynham, Gi
Isaac A. Allen, Tennessee; Seth W. Ma
pin, Richmond, Kentucky; T. M. Whit
ker, Yorkville; Joseph Bates, Bioblnn
W. L. Disher, Charleston.
Columbia Hotel.-J. A. Brenner ai
lady, Augusta; P. Arnim, Miss W. 3
Roberts, Edgefleld; Thos. P. Westo
Richland; John A. Bradley, Jr., M
Bowman, Chester; Thos. H. Beard, ^
H. Rand, New York; C. Barnum, eil
P. C. Rookwell, Aiken; L. W. Broi
and lady, Barnwell; Mrs. Blnkely a
daughter, Gadsden; Rev. R. W. Mo
minger and child, Winnsboro; Ah
McBee, Greenville; B. F. Alford,
DeBerry, S. C.
SESSIONS, Oct?bttP 14.-The cue of the
State ^s. laban* . Ed w aid fl, a/iqs Isom
Bell, fdr mhrder, occupied the attention
of thc Co nit during tho day. The jury,
after hearing argumenta of cvunsel, and
charge from bis Honor, retired and had
not returned up to a laie hour.
BUSINESS CARP?S AND CIRCULARS.- As
the season is approaching for the an nun!
travel and distribution bf business carda
and circulars, our merchants rind" others
will please give attention tb" the fact that
our job office is supplied with the bent of
boards, of all colors, Ano commercial
note and other paper, nod the very new?
est and moBt fashionable styles Of type,
thus enabling us to supply all of such
CRUMBS.-G. F. Towpes, Esq., editor
of the Ch eon ville Enterprise, ts in attend?
ance upon our Court. By the way-his
paper has been materially enlarged re?
Gov. Scott has appointed W. G. Cant
ley Magistrate for Williamsburg County,
and John McCormick Notary Pttblio for
N. G. Osteeu, Esq., of the Sumter
News, is in Columbia. He represents a
favorable condition of things in his
Tho planets Venus and Saiurn are now
apparently approaching each other. The
least distance will bo roached about a
quarter-past 8 o'clock on the evening of
the 25th instant, when Venus will be 3>e
degrees South of Saturn. They will
thon be two hours fifty minutes beyond
tho sun, and visible in the South-western
part of the Heavens for sorhe. time after
sun-set. Saturn is now commencing to
: move forward slowly. He has been far
, some months nearly stationary above the
I tail of Bcorpio, and about midway be?
tween Antares and Eta Opbinci.
Wo understand that Messrs. Tozer Sc
Wells will resumo their business in n few
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is
called to the following advertisements,
publishod tho first time this morning:
E. P. Alexander-Third Instalment.
Lost-Apply at This Office.
Tozer & Wells-A Card.
T. J. & H. M. Gibson-Groceries, &c.
Washington Hadley-Low Prices.
Solomons' Bitters, an Antidote to Ma?
laria, prepared by A. A. Solomons Sc Co.,
druggists, Savannah, Ga. 013 6
MoTiiEns, BE ADVISBD.-Alwoys keep
a bottle of DB. TUTT'S CBTIKBBATRD EX?
PECTORANT in the house. It is a certain
aud pleasant cure for Croup, Coughs,
Colds, Seo. It is agreeable to the taste,
and children take it readily. Go to your
Druggist and get it at once, it may savo
the life of your little one. 09 G
WHAT rr WIED Do.-Judgo by what
it hus done. Heinitsh's QUEEN'S DE
EIGHT. It has cured a sore leg of twen?
ty-live years stnading. It hos restored
to health persons long diseased. It has
cured cutaneous eruptions, tetter, Sec.
It has cured the dyspeptic of his com?
plaint of long standing. It hos restored
to lifo tho child supposed to bo dying.
It has produced a radiant glow on the
female cheek. It has invigorated tko
feeble and languishing. It hos imparted
vigor to the young. It ha?. vitalized tho
decaying functions of age. It has puri?
fied tho blood and invigorated life. It
bas cured Liver Complaint and nervous
disorders. It has proven to be a great
blessing to females. It establishes regu?
larity of tho organs. It is the lamp of
lifo and way to health, and everybody
should try a botte of HETNrjfSH's QUEEN'S
I & W. C. SWAPFIELD,
"Y^E aro receiving a very large atock*of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
HATS, ?c,\ d>c,
Which wo have selected with great care, and
offer to our customers at
A NEW FEATURE.
WE have secured the services of a FIRST
FRENCH CUSTOM CLOTHING CUTTER
AND SUITABLE TAILORS,
j And will mako CLOTHING TO ORDER in
I style and fit second to no other house in the
! Wo have a magnificent lino of
j FKBNCII AND EMGL.IB1I CASSIM Ell Ks
I To select from, and will take pleasure in show?
J GREAT INDUCEMENTS TO WHOLESALE