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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thursday Morning, Augnat 4, 1870.
The Opening Affair at Saarbr?cken.
Tbis may be regarded the opening
fight of the French-Prnssian war. The
French took the initiative, and, witb
Napoleon at the head, moved on tho
Prussian fortifications at Saarbr?cken
and carried them. As Saarbr?cken is on
the railroad, between Metz and May
onco, where tko Prussians are said to
have their headquarters, it would seem
that a deoisive fight may take place in
and about Mayence. Saarbrucken is only
eleven milos boyond Metz, where Napo?
leon seems to have his headquarters.
The Democracy und Reform.
Wo observe that the Sumter News con?
tinues its assaults upou tho reform move?
ment-its supportera and its measures.
Under tho guiBO of orthodox Democracy,
it ventures to assail a3 well tho motives
as the acts of approved citizens who have
deemed it their duty to seek tho good of
the State under the banner of reform.
We desire to make two observations upon
this matter. The first is, that we do not
recognize the right of the Nc ic s to speak
for tho Demooraey of South Carolina.
The News is porfcotly welcome to its own
views and opinions, but it represents, in
our judgment, very few Democrats in the
State, when it seeks ta array opposition
to the high purposes and patriotic ends
that the reformists have in view. Thc
reform movement can havo no opposi?
tion from a wiso and progressive Demo?
cracy, eithorin this State or elsewhere.
And it has no such opposition. At tho
North as well as in the South, the pre?
sent effort to relieve tho State is approv?
ed by unprejudiced mon and jouruals of
both parties. Even "Brick Pomeroy,"
of the Now York Democrat, can see tho
wisdom of seeking to array all tho ho?
nesty and intelligence of the State for
tho good of tho [State. But tho Sumter
News, in its extreme Democracy, without
argument to convince, but with only in?
sinuations to make, deems it its duty to
disparage tho reform movement, aud
thus to placo itself* side by side with the
most approved radical sheets in thc land.
Our socoud point is, to suggest to the
News that its efforts to prejudice, in the
minds of tho people, those citizens who
are the movers in this effort to redeem
the State, will meet with au ignominious
failure. The people . will compare the
efforts of the News with the efforts of
the reformists, aud it will not take long
to .decide between the two. The News
will find itself condemned even in its
own house-will be weighed iu tho ba
lanco of patriotism and fouud wanting.
Tho reform movement iu South Caro?
lina-let us say it ouce for ull-is a
movement to relieve South Carolina in
her dire extremity. It folds thc banners
of par!;/ iu South Carolina, and appeal?
ing to. the honesty, thc worth, the pro?
perty and the intelligence of the State,
it seeks to bring ou n broad and liberal
platform every good citizen of the com
monwealtb, who feels the need of docent
and impartial government. Every honest
Democrat and every honest Republican,
ever}- honest white man aud every honest
negro man may fairly unite in this local
effort to reform local abuses. Least of
all-let tho News boar in mind-can tho
Democracy of South Carolina oppose a
movement that seeks the very ends that
a regularly organized aud sensible Demo?
cracy would havo in view, viz: thc Stato's
good aud equal and exact justice to all.
Thc following appointments have beou
made for Judge Carpenter and General
Laurens, Saturday, August 13.
Columbia, Tuesday, August l?.
Winusboro, Wednesday, August 17.
Chaster, Friday, August 19.
Broad Uiver, Chester Co., August 20.
Yorkvillo, Monday, August 22.
Rock Hill, Tuesday, August 23.
Laudsford, Wednesday, August 21.
L'.iucaster, Friday, August 26.
Camden, Monday, August 20.
Sumter, Wednesday, August 31.
Liberty Hill, Kershaw Co., August 27.
Darlington C. H,, September 5.
Chesterfield C. H., September 7.
Bcnuettsville, Friday, September 0.
Florence, Saturday, September 10.
Marion C. H., Monday, September 12.
Ki uga t roo, Wednesday, September li.
Mauuing, Friday, September 10.
Orangeburg C. H., September ll).
Barnwell C. H., September 21.
White Halli Colleton, September 23.
Beaufort, Monday, September 25.
Appointment for Gadsden recalled for
MAD DOCS.-Two dogs wore killed in
town last Saturday. They gave evidence
of madness. Oue of tho dogs had se?
verely bitten two colored people ou tho
place, who wore fainilliarly knowii to
A Constantinople paper gives quota?
tions of female slaves. A negro woman,
in good health, bring* about 6100, a
Circassian girl of twelve 81,000, ami of
Thorn were fifty-one deaths in Charles?
ton, for thc week ending July 30-whites
12J colored 30.
Hungry people, go lo Pollock's.
Proceedings of Council.
CowrainiA, S. On August 2, 1870.
Council met At 5 p. m. Present-His
Honor \#bo Mayor; Aldermen Denny,
Goodwyn, Hajflne, Miuort, Mooney,
Simons. Smithy (Thompson, Wallico and
Wigg. Assent--Aldermen Cooper and
PETITIONS, COMMCMICATIONS, AC
Application of Messrs. Tozer &
McDougall, for permission to erect Bteam
ongino for purposo of running cotton
giu on premises, corner Biohardson and
Lumber streets. Referred to Committee
on Pire Doportment.
Application of J. S. G. Mayront, Esq.,
for permission to build frame addition in
rear of "Pollock House," on Richardson
street. Referred to Committeo on
Petition of Wm. Clark, for appoint?
ment as Assistant Policeman. Received
L'ctition of Jacob Coulter, Assistant
Engineer of Water Works, for increased
compeusation. Received as information.
Potition of victuallers in tho markot,
for ouactmout to prohibit the retailing
of fresh meat outsido of the market; and
that countrymen bringing such to mar?
ket, bo allowed only to soil beef by tho
quarter; and pork, mutton and veal by
tho whole. Referred to Committeo on
Potition of Jog. McMillan, for relief
from tax assessed in 18G7. Referred to
Committee on Ways and Moans.
Application of * E. O'Halloran, for
tavern license. Referred to Committeo
Communication from John Robinson,
preferring charges against police officer.
Referred to Committeo on Guard House
Communication from Dr. Georgo S.
Trezcvant, tendering resignation as
member of Board of Health, Ward No.
3. On motion of Alderman Wigg, the
resignation was accepted, aud tho Mayor
empowered to fill the vacancy.
Proposal from Henry Skipper, for
blacksmith work for Street Department.
Referred to Committeo ou Streets.
Reports of City Clerk and Clerk of
Market, for month of July, 1870, wore
presented, and tho former referred to
Committeo on Ways and Moans, aud
latter to Committeo on Market.
The following accounts were present?
ed and referred to Committeo on Ac?
counts: J. & T. R. Agnew, Water
Works, 833.10, Sidney Park, 86.75,
Street Department, 85.55; J. C. Dial,
Water Works, 812.77; Sidney Park,
80.15, Street Department, 81.75, Guard
House, 84.80; Taylor Sc Graham, Street
Department, 800.33, Alms House,
8201.61, Guard Houso, 816.70; J.
Thomas. Alms House, 87.42; Peter Sur
genor, City Hospital, 811.20; S. Groon,
Market, 878.75; Wm. Sloano, Market,
81.75; John Crowley A: Co., Market,
80.75; P. A. Schneider, Market, 85.50;
Mayrnut & Howell, Sidney Park,
826.37; A. L. Solomou, Alms House,
810.00; B. W. Taylor, M. D., Alms
Alderman Wallace presented account
of Cameron, Barkly Sc Co., against Water
Works, 805.00; aud freight and charges,
On motion of Alderman Thotnpsou,
j the account was ordered to be be paid,
' without tho usual reference.
KEPORTS Ol' COMMITTEES, AC.
Alderman Wigg, from Committee on
i Way s'and Menus, reported on petition
?of Samuel Fair, M. D., for reduction of
I tax assessed on property on Piaiu street,
I near Richardson, and recommended that
I the same bc not granted,
j OM motiou of Alderman Thompson,
tho reeommeudatiou contained in tho
report was adopted.
Also, from same Committee, a petition
of Wm. McAllister, for rofuudment of
tax paid ou wagon, and recommended
same bo granted.
On motion of Aldermnu Miuort, the
recommendation contained iu the report
Also, roported on petition of Wm.
Storrs, for rofnudment of tax assessed in
1867, and alleged as having been twice
paid, and recommended, ns the peti?
tioner produced no evidence of a former
payment, that tho prayer be not granted.
Ou motion of Alderman Miuort, thc
recommcudation contained in tho report
Alderman Denny, from the Commit?
tee on Accounts, to whom was referred
the following accounts, reported back
the sumo, and recommended payment,
which was adopted: John Thomas, L. J.
Radcliffe, Peter Surgenor, Cooper &
Taylor, Columbia Gas Company, A. N.
Talley, M. D., J. T. Darby, M. D., J.
W. Denny, Thomas Cherry, R. Hannan,
E. D. Gilmore, lt. & W. C. Swaffield,
Fagan Brothels, J. C. Dial, Shields Sc
Glaze, Wm. Smith.
Also, reported back account of ll. Fla
nigan, against Alms House, without
approval, for want of evidence as to cor?
rectness of account, and recommended
that same bo rojocted. Adopted.
Also, reported back account of Luna
tic Asylum, and recommended that same
bo returned to Secretary and Treasure:
Lunatic Asylum, for explanation of item
"To balance rendered," and for aflidavi!
to account, as required.
On motion, tho report was adopted.
Alderman Mooney, from Committoi
on Guard House aud Police, roportci
report of Chief of Police, exhibiting line:
collected for mouth of July, 1870, as ex
umiuedand fouud correct. Concurred in
Alderman Thompson, from Committoi
on Licenses, reported favorably on ap
I plication of Wm. Browunr, for taren
On motion, tho report was adopted.
Alderman Denny, from Committee Ol
Alms Houso, presented commuuicatioi
from Dr. Cornwell, City Physician, rela
tivo to patients in Alms Houso and Citj
Hospital; also, asking appropriation U
purchase medicines for tho poor of tin
I city. Received as iuformatiou.
Alderman Wigg introduced the follow
ing resolution; which was adopted:
Resolved, That the sum of ono huudre<
(8100) dollnrB bs appropriated for the
purchase of medicines for the indigent
eick-said appropriation to be ozpeuded
uudor the direct iou of the City Physi?
Alderman Wallace, from Special Com?
mittee to Revise, Simplify and Abridge
the Ordiuanees, &c., of the oity, sub?
mitted a report.
On motion of Alderman Wigg, the
further consideration of the matter was
postponed, and made tho special order
for Thursday, ut ll a. m.
Alderman Goodwyn introduced tho
following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That tho Chief of Police be
authorized to designate a member of thc
police force, who shall bo known as As?
sistant Chief, and who, in tbo absence of
tho Chief, shall havo aontrol of the po?
On motion of Alderman Simons, tho
.'Rules aud Regulatious for tho govern?
ment of the police force," as reported
from Committeo on Police, was adopted.
Charges against Policeman A. John
sou, for intoxication, were presented
from tho Chief of Police.
On motion of Alderinau Simons, Po?
liceman A. Johnson wasarroigued before
tho Mayor aud Aldermen for trial. Wit?
nesses were examined.
Ou motion. Policeman Johnson was
lined ton (810) dollars and to bo repri?
man dod by the Mayor.
His* Honor the Mayor presented the
following from James D. Tradewell, Esq.,
Tho Stnto, ex rclatione J. M. Blakely aud
James K, Friday vs. tho City Council
of Columbia.-Suggestion in Prohibi?
To Hon, John Alexander, Mayor of thc
City of Columbia.
Sm: Tho above is tho title of tho case
in wbioh is involved the validity of the
ordinance of tho City Council of Colum?
bia, of 19th January, 1860, eu titled "An
ordinance regulating tho weighing of
cotton in tho city of Columbia." air. J.
M. Blakely and Mr. Janes K. Friday
violated this ordinance in buying cotton
and weighing it themselves, upon their
own scales, without the intervention or
supervision of n__public weigher, and
therefor were fined-Mr. Friday, iu ono
case, and Mr. Blakely, in four. For the
collection of theso fines, city executions
were issued and were about to bo en?
forced, when notice of an application to
the Court for a prohibition to restraiu
the officer, was served and suggestion in
prohibition, Betting forth tho grounds of
the application, filed. Tho motion was
argued before bis Honor, Samuel W.
Melton, on yesterday, 20th Joly, instant,
for tho relators by Mr. Pope aud by my?
self for the city ; au oral judgment, ad?
verso to the City Council, was at once
delivered and a writ of prohibition
granted. I gave notico of an appeal to
the Supremo Court, and shall present
! the question to that tribunal, asking for
a reversal of Judge Melton's opinion,
unless I receive from you instructions tc
I the contrary. You will recollect that
I tho ordinance which has thus been tem?
porarily overthrown by Judge Meltou, if
not the outgrowth of tho present Mayoi
and Aldermen of tho city. It was passed
on tho 10th of January, I860, under thc
administration of the Hon. John McKen?
zie, aud, as I have heard, at thc solicita
tiou of the Columbia Board of Trade, ol
which the relators were and still arc
members. So that whether thc judg
ment of Judge Meltou against its legality
stand or fall, neither your Board HOI
their Attorney can bo visited with rc
boko for its passage. With a very suf
ticient deference for tho learning anc
ability of Judge Melton, I nm of opinior.
that he has erred in judgment in tbi;
case as to the law pertaiuiug to it, to thc
grievous injury of the city and in dau
gerous derogation of its rightful powers
Sot so much, therefore, to sustain th<
ordiuauco of January, 1860, as to vindi
cato tho general and essential authority
of the Mayor and Aldermen of the cib
of Columbia, whoever they may be, al
conferred by thc statutes of tho State
do I advise au appeal to tho Suprnmi
Court for a review of the opinion of tin
It will be remembered that I gave nt
opinion to you in favor of the legality o
this ordiuauco; to which I still hold, ant
with a greater confidence iu its correct
uess after tho closest study of tho ques
tiou. It will not seem strange, there
fore, that I cannot surrender it, becausi
a Circuit Judge, for whose learniugl en
tertaiu thc greatest respect, wlthou
study, bas pronounced oguiust it.
Tho first Act passed by tho Legisla
turo, relative to tho weighing of cottoi
aud other articles sold by woight in th
Columbia market, bears date 18th Dc
comber, 1827, and tho first ordiuauco o
thc to ^u, on the same subject, was pass
ed by tho Intendant and Wardens vor
soon afterwards, although its renewal i
dated 26th April, 1851. That Act an
ordinance aro admitted by tho relators t
be valid iu every respect, and now i
force. The next and last act on the sui
jeet was passed on tho 21st of Decembei
1S?1, and the next and last ordiunnco o
tho 10th January. 1860; and, on cxami
nation, it will be found that those acl
precisely correspond, tho oue with th
other, and that tho ordinances of 1851
and I860, arc identical iu spirit and pm
puso, and scarcely can be distingnishe
in tho letter. And yet, his Hourn
I Judge Meltou, w hile sustaining tho fire
act and ordinance, has overthrown th
last. F pou what subtlety of reason inf,
or rule o? construction, I frankly say,
am unable to discover.
What most astonished mo was tho ar
uounccment by his Honor of the opit
i ion, that w hile under tho Acts of thc Li
gislaturo referred to, thc City Connc
havo tho right to establish public scab
houses, and scales aud weights tbrougl
j out the city, yet, that they havo n
power to compel, by ordinance, nuy pc
son to havo bis cottou, or anything elsi
brought to thc Columbia market fe
salo by woight, to bo woighed thereon li
the public weighers. So that your publ
scales at the market, tho superintcndei
;O? which is your Clerk of thc Market, 0
which fodder, hay, oats, Sec., havo been t
compulsorily weighed for nearly half a i
century, under an ordinance never ns- ]
sailed until this day of disreputable fae- J
tion, may ns well be blown up. Now, nn- !
dor this astounding judgment, a very il- ;
lustrions success for the relators, the old
condition of things of opportunities for
fraudulent weighing by tho disboucst
trader, which originally produced the ,
act and ordinauco of 1827 aud 1851, and
the subsequent act aud ordiuauco of 1
185? and 18G9, is restored, aud tho pinn- I
dering trafficker may despoil tho honest ,
farmer of his products by falso weights }
with insolent impunity. Tho only pro?
tection for tho producer, who comos into '
this market to soil aud buy by weight, is <
the immediate onforccmeut of tho ordi?
nance of 1851, which authorizes tho
Chief of Police to tost thc acouracy of i
scales and weights of every description ,
throughout thijoity, by tho publie scales
and weights now iu uso in it; a very im?
perfect protection indeed, but it is tho *
only ouo obvious to my mind at this mo- i
The ordinance referred to has been (
euforccd with good effect. It might be
well, however, to review nod revise it,
before action is tukeu under it. <
It will bo seen that I speak plainly on
this subject, because my duty to you and
the honorable body over which yon prc- I
side, and to tho public, whoso organs
yon are, requires me to do so; and I
cannot close this communication without
asking tho qucstiou: Why is it that an '
ordiuauco of the city ou this important
subject, which was held good, and valid,
and expedient by the wdiolo community
for a length of time, nuder ono set of
cit}' governors, has suddenly become,
under their legitimate successors, vicious,
unwise and hurtful to trade aud com?
merce. I have tho honor to be, very re?
spectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES D. TB ADE WE LL,
COLUMBIA, July 21, 1870\
Alderman Wallace introduced tho fol?
lowing resolution, which was adopted:
Whereas, on ;."?riug tho communica?
tion of Jamos D. Tradcwcll, City At
I tornoy, informing the Council of tho de
I cisi?n of his Honor Judge Melton,
adverse to tho power of thc City Council
to pass tho ordinauco of 19th January,
18C9, concerning cotton weighers and
cotton weighing iu the city of Columbia;
therefore, bo it
Resolved, That the City Attorney be
instructed to curry the qucstiou to tho
Supremo Court for final judgment.
Ou motion of AIdornia.ii Wigg, at 8 p.
m., Council adjourned.
WILLIAM J. ETTER,
Clerk of Council.
BISMARCK EXPLAINS THE SECRET TREA?
TY.-Tho Berliu Anzeger publishes a
circular as addressed by Count ?Bis?
marck on tho 20th instant to tho repre?
sentatives of Prussia at tho Courts of
uoutral powers. The document gives
tho following expose of tho secret nego?
tiations between Franco aud Prussia:
Before tho Danish war, says Count Bis?
marck, the French Legation at Berliu
urged au alliauce between Franco and
Prussia for purposes of mutual aggran?
dizement. France, anticipating a war
with Austria as a couseqneuce of the
Danish war, rundo overtures relativo to
tho restoration of tho Luxembourg of
1811, the acquisition of Saarburg and
Laudara, while a broader scttlomeet of
the boundary question was not to bo in?
cluded. These instances in May, 18GG,
took the form of propositions for au
alliance offensive and dofensivo, tho
original manuscript of which is in the
foreign offico here. These propositions
aro as follows:
First. Should a congress of the powers
assemble, Italy is to havo Venetia and
Prussia tho Dutchies.
Secoud. Should thc congress disagree,
au alliauce, olTcusivo aud defensive, is to
bo mado between Franco aud Prussia.
Third. . Prussia to open hostilities
against Austria within ten days after thc
dissolution of the congress.
Fourth. Should no congress meet,
Prussia to attack Austria withiu thirty
days after thc signature of tho present
Fifth. Napoleou to begiu hostilities
against Austria as soon as Prussia begins,
despatching 300,000 mon during thc first
month across tho Rhino.
Sixth. No separate treaty shall bo
mado by either powers with Austria
when the joint treaty is made.
Thc following aro to be tho condi?
First. Venetia to go to Italy.
Second. Prussia to scloat German ter?
ritory at will for annexation, tho num?
ber of inhabitants not to exceed $8,000,
000. Tho territory thus acquired to be
como part of tho kingdom of Prussia
without fedoral rights.
Third. Franco to havo a liberal share
of tho Rhiuc provinces.
Fourth. A military aud maritime alli?
ance to be made with Franco, to which
Italy may bc a party shall she so desire.
This programme, tho circular states,
was rejected in 1SGG, in spito of tho
threatening urgency of Franco. Pro?
posals were incessantly ronowod, with
modifications sacrificing Belgium and
South Germany, but they were never
seriously entertained by Prussia. For
the snko of poace, however, it was
thought best to leave Napoleon to his
delusions, aud a noto implying approval
was returned. Timo was counted on to
revolutionize France rind extinguish
the scheme-hence thc long delay and
The attempt against Luxembourg fail?
ing, France repeated her former propo?
sition, making tho specifications clear iu
regard to tho acquisition of Belgium by
France-, and South Germany by Prussia.
These last propositions were formulated
by Count Bcucdctti himself, aud it is
improbable that he wroto them without
the authority of tho Emperor, as they
aro the sumo w hich were made four years
ago nuder tho threat of war us au alter
! native of their refusal.
? Any one acquainted with thc antecc
lents, must Im vc known tbat had Prussia
loquiescnd in tho seizure of Belgium, ?
France would soou have found another
Belgium in* Prussian territory.
Coo &, 1 3C t <o -ra s .
A BRIEF POINT.-We observo that thc
XIX Century coutinues to assail the re
!orm movomcut, and invokes for it dis?
aster aud defeat. Instead of answering
;he attacks of this journul upou tho
motives of tho movers in the matter of
reform, wo suggest briefly to tho XIX
Century that it may well review its own
jourso and its own motives.
MAIIJ ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
nail is opened for delivery at 8 a. m.;
jlosod at 8.30 o. m. Charleston, opened
it 5.30 p. m.; closed at 8.30 p. m.
jlreenvillc, opened at 5.80 p. m.; closed
it 8.30 p. m. Western, opened at 9.30
i. m.; closed nt 4 p. m. Charlaste?.,
'oveniug,) opened at 8 a. m.; closed at
1.30 p. m. Ou Sunday, the post office is
:)pcn from 0 to 10 a. m.
We copy from tho Augusta Constitu?
tionalist tho following favorable notice of
tho Southern Lifo Insuranco Cornpouy.
Wo behove this to be oue of tho leading
Southern companies, aud are pleased to
kuow ef its continued and increasing
prosperity. Messrs. Cash & Wariug aro
the General Ageuts for this State. Office
at th? insurance rooms of H. E. Nichols
Sc Co., over tho Savings' Bank:
ANOTHER EVIDENCE OF TTS PROMPT?
NESS AND RELIABILITY.-As another in?
stance of tho promptness and reliability
of the Southern Life Insurance Compa?
ny, we print the subjoined letter received
by Captain J. H. Miller, General Ageut iu
this city, in acknowledgment of the pay?
ment of 85,000 to a citizcu of Edgefield,
S. C. Tho promptness with which all
losses are mot by this compauj' readily
explains tho great success it bas achieved:
EDOEFIELD, C. H., August 2, 1870.
Captain J. H. Miller, General Agent
Southern Life Insurance Company, Au?
LEAH SIR: I beg herewith to acknow?
ledge tho receipt of 85,000 in full for
policy of Mrs. S. A. Nicholson, my lato
wife. I desire to express my thanks to
tho officers of tho company for the
prompt payment of tho chum, accord?
ing to contract. Tho amount, less inte?
rest, ns you, are aware, was offered mo
some mouths since, but I preferred to
await tho maturity of tho claim. I am
obliged for your kindness in endeavor?
ing to facilitate the perfection of tho
necessary papers, and hope that tho
company you so successfully aud faith -
fully represent will continuo to receive
the liberal support of tho people, which
it so liberally deserves. Yours, very
truly, S. W. NICHOLSON.
CitUMUS.-Wo had the pleasuro last
evening of .meeting with Gou. Kershaw,
who has been doing such good work in
thc upper Counties under the bnnuer of
reform. Gou. Kershaw is now on his
way home, but doubtless ho will be out
again to lift his good lance in the politi?
Several now locomotives, aud a lot of
heavy iron arc now on thc way for Co?
lumbia, to b? used on .the G loenville
Railroad. Thc truck has been raised and
repaired iu many places; thousands of
uew cross-ties put in, and the work goes
bravely ou. Beforo many weeks, wc con?
fidently expect to mako tho trip over the
road in about six hours. President. Bush,
Superintendent More, and the other
officers aro pushiug things forward ra?
pidly aud in a substantial manner.
Mr. Heise-remembering how preva?
lent is tho short-pocket mania, and how
necessary to tbe system is mineral wa?
ter-has supplied himself with Saratoga,
Kisscugen, Vichy, Gleeu Springs, and
other waters, which he dispenses, icy
cold, to thoso in need.
Tho PiiuiNix office is supplied with
every stylo of material from tho small
metal letter to tho largest wood type,
together with plaiu and faucy cards,
paper, colored ink, bronze, etc. It is
tho only establishment in tho interior of
tho State whore two and three sheet*
posters can bo printed. All kinds of
printing attcuded to promptly, at lowest
prices. Sec tho indestructible tag.
Tho time of mooting of tho Baptist
Convention has been changed from July
to November. Rev. J. L. Reynolds, D,
D., of Columbia, is appointed to preach
tho next Introductory Sermon, aud Rev.
W. D. Thomas, tho Charity Sermon.
Thc next conventiou will bo held iu tho
town of Camden. A Baptist Historical
Society has been organized, with Rev.
Dr. Reynolds, of this city, as President,
for thc purpose of collecting all statistics
and facts connected with the Baptist de?
nomination in South Carolina.
The Union Reform Club, of Ridge
Spring, will havo a public meeting on
Saturday, the 0th inst.
Atmospheric brakes arc now in opera?
tion on several of tho Pittsburg, Fort
Wayno and Chicago railway cars. Trains
on which this brake is used can bu
stopped almost in an instant.
Tho AVA! Century, for August, is be?
fore us. This magazine is rapidly win?
ning its way in public favor, and in a
short timo we hope to see it ou tho ta?
ble of everv household in this Stale, at
The ladies are oil grieving about tho
war in Europe, as it will raiso tho prico
af silk dresses, gloves and laces.
Reform meotings havo been held at
Abbeville C. H., oOd Saluda Old Town.
HOTEL ABMVATJS, August 3.-Colum?
bia Hotel-T. Hurloy, J. R Robertson.
Mi*s Hanekel, Miss M. D. Trenholm, A.
MacBetb, W. Dudley, two Misses Mar?
tin, Charleston; W. L. DOPOSB, Camden;
W. II. McCaw, city; L. T. Youmons,
Edgcfield; J. W. Moore, Gillisonville; J.
R. Kershaw, Cumdeu; T. W. Hart ?nd
wifo, 13. W. Edwards, Miss K. C. Wil?
liamson and sister, Darlington; T. P.
Dorney, Baltimore; T. Gist, Ark.; Wm.
C. Gist, Uuiou; W. D. Kennedy, Ga. ;
A. McBec, Jr., Greenville; A. D. Good?
wyn, Port Motte; J. II. Adams, J. S.
Nickerson House.-H. G. Graut, Chil
licothe; R. M. Chatterton, Baltimore; S.
D. Shannon and lady, Camden; G. W.
Razor and wife, Anderson; T. P. Brodie,
Charleston; F. A. Connor, Cokesbury;
Mrs. A. P. Miler nud two children, Mrs.
T. Murtishaw, J. S. Stewart, Thomas
Jordan, Winnsboro; W. C. Lindsey aud
wifo, Mrs. Seldeu, Miss Knapp, Yirgiuia;
C. G. Haddon, H. M. Young, Mts. M.
J. Young, Miss Lula Hawthorn, Due
West; H. O. Clark, Worcester; James H.
Ancrum, Jr., Philadelphia.
National Hotel.-Judge Carpenter,
Charleston; James Trumble, S. C. R. R.;
J. L. Mooro, D. A. Caldwell, Mrs. Wal?
lace, W. G. Wdlliuuisou, A. B. Smith,
N. C. ; G. H. Moray, Ga. ; S. W. Yauce,
Mrs. Yauce and two children, La. ; Mrs.
Singleton, Master C. Singleton, New?
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
E. H. Heiuitsb-Turnip Seed.
Meeting Executive Comm'teoU. R. P.
Anniversary R. Y. Rifle Company.
Brooks Revolving Cotton Screw Press.
Meeting Richlaud Lodge.
A BEAUTIVCL TIIOCOUT.-lt may be truth?
fully sahl that thu ^rcateatof all bledinga is
health, for without it thc joys vouchsafed arc
tm ned to sorrows. To all health ia essential
?o? life's on joy mont and pursuits, to tho
young and nhl, to the rich aud poor. Are you
in bcarcll of wealth? iioalth ia neccee?ry.
Do jon desire oflico and worldly honors':
Of what avail would those bo without health?
Thu beauties of spring, tho song of hirds, thc
deep blue H ky, tho rolling ocean, all have a
poetic fascjnatiou which charms only the
healthy in mind and body; but to tho bick
what aro thone but mockeries Tho body die
cased, tho mind sickly o'er with the saddest
of thoughts. Ohl that I may livo U> appre?
ciate the blessings of health. Thia rich boon
is withiu th? re&oh of all. The remedy at
hand in HEIXIT.IU'S QUEEN'S DELIGHT,* tho
health panacea. Now is the time to trv it.
49"LippaiAK"s GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Cures Female Complaints.
WLll'WUX'.S GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Cures "never well" people.
JWLII'I'MAN'H GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Will triv? au Appetite.
JTBTLIPPMAN K GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Cures Liver Complaint.
flirLii'i'MAN's GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Gives tone to Digestive Organs.
WrLii'PMAN's GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Gives a good Appetite.
MTLIPPMAN'H GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
oyLii'i'MAN's GREAT GURMAN BITTERS
Purines the blood.
49*LIPPMAN'H GREAT GERM?N BITTERS,
Tho best Spring Medicine.
?5*LHTMAN'8 GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Regulates the Bowels. J 2-1
TDK Anniversary of the Richland Volun?
teer Kille Company will take placeen MONDAY
NEXT, the Sill instant, at Hampton's Wood?
lands. Tickets can he obtained upon applica?
tion to either of thc undersigned:
E. S. PERCIVAL,
H. C. HEISE,
J. M. ROACH,
GEO. W. PARKER,
W. K. SESSFORD, -
T. W. BERRY,
Aug 1 1 Committee.
Meeting ol the Executive Committee.
AMEETING of tho Executive Committee
ol' the Union Reform Party will he held
in tho Committee Rooms, at "Columbia, on
MONDAY NIGHT, August 15, at 8 o'clock.
Richland Lodge No. 39, A.F. M.
AN EXTRA COMMUNICATION of
.this Lodge will ho held in Masonic
.Hall, THIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
The E. A. Degree will be conferrocl.
By orderof the W. M. A. C. DAVIS,
Aug 4 1 Secretary.
Turnips, Turnips, Turnips.
ANOTHER supply of HEED. In view of
the anticipated advance in breadstuff*,
everybody having a lot should plant TUR?
NIPS. They constitute an element of food
for man and* beaat, highly desirable and pro?
I have received some new find inipruved
51) lbs. POMERANIAN GLOBE,
5l> lbs. Largo White Globe,
51) Iba. Large Norfolk,
5U lbs. Rod Top,
50. lbs. Winter Fl.it Dutch.
The Pomeranian Globe produces largo,
clcar-skhiucd bulbs, and is line, both tor
table use in winter and tor stock. This
variety lilla every want of a Turnip. For sile
low ut*wholesale and retail, at
HEIN TISH'S Drug and geed Store.
The Must J'opulai; Because the Most Reliable,
ty i\?\ POUNDS,comprising all the bett va
Ov/Vj lioties, and for sale, wholesale and
retail, aa low as ?nv house in tho city, at
GE?G ER A MCGREGOR'S
Country merchants will jilease give us a call
before p'urchaaingclecwln re. Julv :.Ml ^
Grand Clearing Out Sale
To make Room for New Stock,
At c. h\ JACK30NVS
Jilly 31 _
Just Received at Exchange House,
ASMALL lot ol' tho Uncat imported CI?
GARS, ot' various brands. Also, genu?
ine Michiuan 1'iiu- Cut, Bagh v's Mayflower.
Aug 3 PAYS1NGER iV. FRANKLIN.