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COLUMBIA, S. G.
Tuesday ??lornin*, August 16,1870.
Two facts aro specially noticeable in
the detailed reports of tbo lato battles
the dashing bravery of tho French troops,
and the skillful manner in which it has
been rendered inefficacious by the stern
determination, overwhelming numbers,
and good generalship of tho Germans.
The French attacks lacked none of their
old fury, but they wero hurled in vain
against tho sturdy masses who displayed
equal courage nm! possessed n force
greater thuu their assailants. While tho
object of the main body of thc German
army is said to be the conquest of a com?
manding position between Metz and
Paris, a force has been detached to invest
Strasburg, which has been cut off from
communication with thc French army
and is likely to bc taken by thc conquer?
ing invader?. As tho Prussians must be
well aware of tho confusion prevailing in
the French ranks, we do nut doab* tbat
they will improve thc opportunity it af?
fords for striking a decisivo blow at the
earliest poasiblo moment, and intelli?
gence of another great baltic or u Strate?
gie movement of deep importance is
hourly expected. Meanwhile tho French
Chambers aro distracted by tho doubt
whether internal political exigencies will
permit the distribution of arms to men
who should even now be in the field if
tho onward march of the invaders is to
arrested! The sensitiveness on this point
displayed by the now Ministry has uh
ominous siguificaneo, and nothing will
clo more to heighten public indignation
than betrayals of a greater fear of revo?
lution than of invasion. 3M. Thiers, fa?
mous as the Primo Minister of Louis
Phillipe, aud au avowed Orlenuist, is
reported to have 6aid: "Tho Empire is I
ended-a republic is inevitable." This
we take lo be the iir.st fruits of the Prus?
sian victory of Hageneau. Such a result
has been in anticipation, and does not
seem to havo escaped the sagacious
French Etnperor-parreMM, as he is styled
by the crowned head who rules by di?
vino right. He has proclaimed the Mar?
seillaise to bo the national hymn, and he
has threatened to proclaim the republic
throughout all Europe. Upon the estab?
lishment of tho Republic of Franco,
Spain becomes a republic, and Garri
baldi will again raise the red flag in Italy.
German unity will no longer be menaced,
and King William and "our Fritz" will
have to ignore their divine right, and
reigu-if permitted to reign at all-by
the grace of Ged and the will ol' the
German people. The telegraph reports
a terrific battle on Sunday, at a crossing
of the Mozelle-both sides claiming a
victor;.-; butas the French were attacked
unawares, it is thought they Wi ro se?
Chalons is about SO miles in the rear
of the iiuo of the Moselle, and 90 miles
in a straight line from Paris. Metz and
Nancy are 30 miles apart, and each 170
miles, in a struight line, from Paris. liv
railroad, however, their distance from
the capital is much greater. The Stras?
burg trunk line passes through Nancy
and Chalons, the distance of the former
place from Paris being, by rail, about
220 miles. Metz is situated on a brauch
of the same road, which forks a few miles
North-west of Naucy, and its distance
from the capital by rail is about 210
The Moniteur says Gen. Douay, who
was killed at Weissenburg, was'-'u thu
thickest of tho fight from tho beglaubig,
and when all hope was lost, he sent away
his aids, rode toward the enemy, dis?
mounted and shot his horse aud resumed
bis progress toward the enemy on foot
in a tremendous lire. His soldiers tried
to itop and thou endeavored to follow j
him aud attack tho enemy, but were cut
dowu in heaps. At length, a heavier i
discharge killed him, afier nil about him 1
"Uncle Peter" Coburn.i Vuier.ui iii !
thc servico of t'ue South Carolina Rail?
road Company-was presen tod, o:i Sa- .
tu rda y i,;?t, with a tuassivo silver cap,
i>;? tho employees of the railroad. Mr. ?
Coburn, owing to udrancv d av \ ha ? re- 1
i)v.::..\. OF A CJ:X?'I:NA::IA>.\- Mr.. \
iii; J. Clements, of Albemarle County,
Va., near Seottoville, who had rench?ri
the remarkable agc of ?.bout 110 year.-, !
dieri on the Lira of July, J.iT bbc re?
tained her faculties ??; to thc how: <?;' ,
A boarding train on tho Kansas r.wi- .
iii Railroad, now in course of cou.itruc- '.
tion, v.\n run into hy an iron train on
Tuesday night. Six men wore killed ,
aud six or eight wounded. Tho engi?
neer and fireman of the iron train 1 ave
Two colored women have rocoutly
been murder eil iu Marlboro County, and
the husband of ono has been arrested on !
suspicion. A colored boy was also ocei-1
dentally drowned in the same County,
ot) the 1st.
The DoLargeitcs and Bowcnites came
near having a row at Summerville, on I
Saturday. Finally they separated, held 1
meetings and each party nominated. Ji
A boat was run down by a schooner, j
near Toronto, on Tuesday, and twelve i
women and children drowned.
Melz is 170 miles from Paris.
COLUMBIA, S. C., August 15, 1870.
To tho Eilitors of tho Phamix.
MY DEAI. Sm: I eucloeo you herewith
a communication expressing my opi?
nions of the present political situation
in South Carolina. Tho publication of
it would be gratifying to me, if you have
space in your columns. I am, very re?
spectfully yours, etc.,
JAMES L. OUR.
Mit. EDITOU: In response to inquiries
addressed to me by frieuds in letters,
and otherwise, I shall proceed very brief?
ly to state my opinions on tho political
issues presented to tho peoplo in tho
canvass now progressing in this State:
1. I shall voto for Scott and Hausier,
Republican nominees for Governor and
2. I cannot vote for thc uomiuces of
tho Union Reform party because, in my
judgment, tho purpose which they pro?
pose to accomplish is outirely impracti?
cable, aud tho nominations made by
their convention, will not only accom?
plish no good results, but the conse?
quences of tho nomiuation and canvass
must bo pernicious. Thc avowed pur?
pose of thc convention was to effect ro
forms in thc administration of tho State
Government. In gonio of its depart?
ments retrenchment aud reform is doubt?
less greatly needed-some of its offices
aro lilied by incompetent and corrupt
men-who should bo driven from tho
places they occupy. Moro economy in
the appropriations and disbursement of
publie money should be practiced.
How aro these objects to bo attained?
Thc only reforms in tho State Govern?
ment, that can bc successfully accom?
plished, at least for many years to como,
must bo by and through the Republican
party, and its organizations. They have
control of nil tho departments of tho
State Government, and have a majority
of more than thirty thousand voters, to
preserve and perpetuate that control. So
long as au opposing party, disavowing
Republicanism, is organized in thc State
to defeat anil displace them, solong will
parly machinery and appeals to party ap?
pliances preserve its unity and suprema?
cy. If we want an illustration of thc
strength and constancy of party organi?
zation in sccuriug solf-perpetuation, iool?
j to thc State of Vermont, tor thirty ycart
' prior to tho war, wheu it annually rolled
up its 20,000 or moro majority for thc
1 Whig party, despite all tho efforts of thf
I Democracy, aided most of tho time b\
j Federal inllucuco aud patronage. Whoi
you attpmpt to reform a party by dc
stroyiug it-which is the present modi
of reform adopted-thc first law of na
ture, self-preservation, appeals to cac!
member of that party to resist the nev
movement, and avort its destruction
such au antagonism baa another mos
baleful ^influence; thc most active au?
oftentimes tho most unscrupulous parti
saus exaggerate tho importance of main
faining party usage and discipliue, ant
the great mass of the honest portion o
the party are thus diverted from a care
ful examination iuto the fitness of tho?
seeking to represent them, and Iron
abuses and corruptions existing in th
An antagonistic party moy be organ
izod with great effect, wheu there is a rc
mote prospect ol' success iu driving th
j party in power, or its leaders who ar
I guilty of misrule, from their supremacy
but is lhere such a prospect in tho prc
sunt canvass? Tho colored vote is, un
j has been from 1807, nearly il unit forth
? Republican party, and .have they acte
I unwisely or uupatriotieaily in their ni
j dent devotion t,o the Republicau party
I Suppose our conditions, tho while race
I were reversed; that we und our aucestoi
j had bceu slaves for 201) years-that
i party Lad made war to give us freedoi
I -that it had succeeded- that the sam
' party had periled its own supremacy b
I guaranteeing to us our civil rights, au
j above all, the ballot-the effectual wcupo
i of preserving those rights-hud been st
! cured to us by solemn Constitutional bi
j actinent.by the same party, and we wen
I in the face cd' ?ill this, appealed to b
I those who had opposed all these gre?
boons, to join with them iu overthrown!
the party of our deliverance und redenq
lion, would anji white mau for u momci
' tolerate with patience any such a propc
sition? Would it not be most uugratcfi
for tho colored mau to renounce such
party, when its very existence is no
t.: cate ned? Some of his leaders, whit
and colored, may bo incomp?tent, co:
rupt, treacherous; but he would cxhib
a strange obliviousness if he would coi
?cut to join an antagonistic organizatio
to destroy his own party, evi n before ii
had attempted to reform it.
The relativo population of white un
colored are as three to lour, und the vol
may be assumed to bc the.same. Tri
colored majority is moro than li?.OOt
Assuming Hint th-j great mass of tho ci
?or 1 voters will sustain thc Itcpubliea
party and tim foregoing views, confirme
hy the experience ol thc lust five \vni-.
does it not conclusively show, that
there is dishonesty ?ud peculation i
departments of thu State (.io vern ni eu
that ii cannot bu reformed by a refon
party? Don't tho iigurcs show that Ll,
vote* UM leo numerous OM the olin
side'.- This view ol 2?,0')l) majority
ou the assumption that every white ma
in the State votes the reform tiekcl; bi
when thc ballots como to bc catt, it wi
bc found that many while liepiil lirai
in South Carolin?, many more whiu
who will vote the Rep?blican than blael
who will volo the reform ticket,
li I have shown that reform eau not i
accomplished through tho reform part;
it devolves on mo to show how, not on]
reform is to be accomplished, but how
large infusion of tho intelligence an
virtue of the white race can exercise i
just and legitimate iuflucuco in tL
counsels of thu State,
if" It must bo done through tho organiz
lions of tue Republican party. The wi:
and experienced in good faith must cj
in lo t 'ie Republican party; acquire
fair aud legitimate influence; aid JU S
lectiug the most competent and deserv?
ing men for official positions in tho Re?
publican ranks, and when confidence
hus been attained, by good faith and
sincerity, then tho highest intelligence
and virtuo will be revoked by tho Re?
publican Convention for services in tho
oflioes of trust and responsibility.
Thc greatest obstaclo in aooepting this
suggestion by many conscientious men
who have heretoforo belonged to Demo?
cratic and other organizations, was re?
moved by tho nominations and platform
of tho late reform convention. Thc dis?
tinguished nominee of that convention
for Governor, is a Republican; his asso?
ciate for Liieuteuaut-Govornor, no less
distinguished, was formerly a Democrat.
?Tho couveutiou was composed mainly
of gentlomen who formerly belonged to
tho Democratic party. Tho platform
adopted, in its essential feature, was Re?
publican; it accepted and proposed to
sustain tho fifteenth constitutional
amendment, nud made no political issuo
with the Republican party, except re?
form. To vote for either of tho nomi?
nees for Governor, is to vote for a Re?
publican; to sustain either of the plat?
forms, is to sustain the leading features
of Republican principles. How, then,
eau a voter sustain tho reform party-its
uomiucc aud platform-and say his de?
votion to priuciple precludes him from
joining the Republican party?
Before the couveutiou met, many per?
sona objected to uniting with the Re?
publican party, because it involved au
abandonment of political principle-De?
mocratic or other. Such as went into
tho convention, aud such as now sustain
its actiou, have broken down that bar?
rier, and can very quietly and very con?
scientiously walk into tho Republican
ranks-especially as every ouo of thc
old anti-war issues between the Demo?
cratic and Republican parties have passed
away or been settled. N
If no substantial difference exists it
the principles of the Republican and re
form parties, how much more could have
been accomplished through tho Repub
can organization, at the October election
to reform abuses, than will bo accom
plished by the reform party? Supposi
100 of tho most intelligent white citi
zeus in each County, had gone in gooi
faith and with frank sincerity into tin
I Republican organization, eau it bi
doubted that their intelligence and mora
strength would havo secured hones
'nominees? If members iu tho last Legis
lutnrs were corrupt, would not such ai
influence have defeated their ro-nouiinn
! tiou? Who can doubt it? This wooli
have been effective aud practical reform
and it would have gone a great way t
break down that distrust of the colorci
Republican felt towards the native white
A distrust which was at first even natu
ral, and which was greatly increased ii
1SCS-the first election iu which th
whites participated, after recoustructio:
-when tho blacks wcro attempted to b
persuaded to volo for a party wbos
avowed principles looked to their dh
Is it strange that the colored Republi
can should be orations, and adhere will
pertinacity to h.s parly? Can wo just!
hope to exercise that poli/ical inilueuc
over him which wo now constantly do i
all the other relations and dillies of Uf<
until he is convinced that wc intend i
good faith to protect him equally wit
the whites, not only in his personal prt
pcrtv, but in all his civil and politic,
If the whites of the State herctofoi
adhering to tue Democratic party hav
renounced its principles and consente
to vote for a Republican for Goveruoi
and for a Republican platform, wh
should they allow mere prejudice of
party or name to keep them aloof froi
au Organization in which, if they cutei
they can justly claim and enjoy the coi
tulenco, ol' thc colored mau aud ellet
the reforms needed, aud elevate into th
service of the State meu of tho hight;
intelligence and virtuo.
The nominee of the Reptil.1 eau part
for Lieutenant-Governor is a colore
mau. Does not their number of votci
entitle that race to recognition in tli
official positions of the State, when the
present a man qualified to fill tho pos
tiou he seeks? Is such a nomination s
obnoxious, as that tho ticket should I
rejected? Was not thc name of a coloro
mau presented to tho Reform Convoi
lion for Lieu tenant-Govern or; and di
not lending white delegates of that coi
j vent ion urge tho nomination of a colore
? niau? And why was a colored mau ni
i nominated? Tho proceedings of tl
! convention show that it was because tl
I name was withdrawn by a colored mai
! My conclusion, therefore, is, that t!
! intelligence of the white race in tl
Slate can never be made of any avail i
j inllneneing Um management of its g.
I vern mental all'ti rs, until it secures il
confidence politically, of thc colore
race. That the colored raco is dcvoti
to Ibo Republican party unalterably, hu
will (.. .nt?'.?UC so, as long as tho orgcu
/.il! >n exists, am' that such devotion
tho natural and uocessnry result of ma?
kindnesses l<; them. That the old Issui
between tho Democratic and Rcpublicti
parties arc settled or suspcrccdcd; bani
tari IV, internal improvement, kc. ire ::
longer living i-^i'-.s, and that nlfiliatic
willi ii:'.' Republican party on exist in
issues, involves lio .sacrifice of print:
Thal it this gtvat question was doub
fid before, thc platform and nominees i
the late Reform Convention remov?
ev. ry obstacle in tho way of tho.se wi
were delegates and now support i
action in South Carolina.
That having practically adopted i
principles, wisdom, admonishes, c
peeially tho white race, to enter au
affiliate with the Republican party, a
quire influence with its members, at
through them correct abuses and' po
feet reforms. That tho antagonistic p
sitiou of tho reform party, not only i
tho alleged corruptions and abuses i
the Republicans, but to thc existence, i
thu party itself, not only precludes ft
hope of culisting its members nuder the
banner, but force? them in their cam?
paign to look cinoro to self-preservation
than to any corruption or mismanage?
ment of its members, and to that extent
is a serious injury to tho State.
That notwithstanding tho fact that just
cause of complaint may exist against tho
Republican party for sins of omission
and commission, they have clone much
to ameliorate tho condition of the white
peoplo of thc State; amclioratious which
tho Legislature of the State, in 18G? and
18GG, refused to grant. That party has
secured a homestead to the head of every
family. Thousands of women and chil?
dren in this State would have boen house?
less and homeless, naked aud starved,
but for tho beneficent provisions of thc
homestead enactment. Every voter thus
protected .should remember, when he
comos to cast his vote, who furnishes
a shelter, in sun shine and storm, over
tho heads of his wife and children, de?
spite the s talo claims of heartless credi?
tors. That this same party has protect?
ed nil debtors in their Constitution from
paying debts contracted for slave pro?
That this same party bas boe n equal
to the human progress of the ago in
abolishing imprisonment for debt. That
this same p-irty, whatever maj' have been
its extravagance or improvidence, has
raised tho market value of the bonds of
tho State from tweuty-six cents in Jami-j
ary, 18(13, to about ninety cents nt (ho
If good and true men will consent to
accept thc Reconstruction Acts of Con?
gress, and the legislation, Federal aud |
State, necessarily growing out of them-|
if they will accept the now conditions
surrounding us-if they will affiliate
with thc Republican organization, espe?
cially iu this State, we will profit largely
by what they have dom; correctly, and
much can he accomplished to eorrcot
abuse and malfeasance that may have
grown up in tho anomale: state of
nfl'ii rs surrounding us.
Relieving no good result eau How from
tho reform movement, I shall vote for
thc nominees of thc Republican party.
Very respectfully, JAMES L. ORR.
COUNTY AssF.ssor.s APPOINTED.-Thc
Governor has made tho following ap?
pointments of County Assessors:
Anderson-James A. Gray, Oliver P.
McKinney, Charles K. Williford.
Beaufort-N. 15. Myers, W. R. Moans.
Chesterfield-S. E. Lane, W. Allen
Henton, Thomas S. Cavender, John
Clarendon-C. F. Lescsne, J. E. Rar
riinjastucr, J. \Y. Allsbrooks, J. W.
Col loton-R. H. Colcock, E. M. Tier,
A. J. Lemacks, W. J. Stall, Edward
Limehouso, J. M. Cantwell.
Darlington-Edgar M. Ham, Eliiah M.
Hill, Joshua E. Wilson.
Edgcfield-John Gardner, J. LT. Strom,
A. P. Padget, J. IT. Rnructt.
Fair?eld-J. \V. Evans.
Georgetown-J. W. LaRrun, W. L.
Wallace, E. M. Lucas.
Greenville-S. C. Rolling, Thomas
Rums, A. P. Leroy, Thomas Hopkins.
Horry-Samuel H. MeNafi', John ?.
Kershaw-W. J. Hall, J. J. Richard?
son, J. X. Young.
Lancaster-D. M. Fcltz, J. T. Cope?
Laurens-J. R. Lowry, A. W. Dr.iin
blett, John Davenport.
Lexington-W. A. Killer, William R.
Jones, Hezekiah Gunter, D. L. George,
W. H. Boozer, Henry V. Hatto, Louis
Marion-S. A. Hairgrovo, Henry R.
Cook, Win. A. Hayne.
Marlboro-John C. Stewart, ric:' W.
Newberry-John Coat, John Sims, S.
P. Kinard, 11. White, P. Lake, D. R.
Ki nar d, W. ll. Wilber, E. R. Kingsmoro,
Thomas Boozer, M. R. Knox, J. H.
Oconcc-A. F. Cox, John B. Pickett,
(old assessors,) John W. Cannon, C. W.
lieut, J. K. James, B. Gibsou, R. S.
Knight, David Alexander.
Pickcus-Joseph A. Bates.
Sumter-M. G. Ramsey.
Union-Joseph M. Scott, Leinuel K.
Fowler, Thomas W. Giles.
Williamsburg-T. S. Hanningwav.
j York-Stephen P. Suttou, Thaddeus !
K. Bates, Johu G. Euloc.
A cohaod lad, named Fripp, attempt
j cd to murder an old woman, in Beaufort,
! a few days ago. lie was arrested. When
j tho boy was asked about the motive I
! which influenced him to commit such a j
I deed, he asserted that n little girl younger '
j than himself, named Louisa, had said '
I that if she hail such an aunty as ho had, !
j she: would kill her. This saying so ope- '
i ral od upon his mind, that lie resolved lo '
, put thc old woman tb death.
"Victor," head chief of tho confede- '
i rated Flat-head nation, died recently,
\ aged eighty-live years. This is a greaS !
io.-s to thc4 Flat-heads. In former years, j
I ho was one of their greatest warriors;]
j but many years ugo, hu joined ibo Catho?
dic Church, ami ever si nco has been a
devout Christian. Gea. Sally says he
does not klioW of any oin among thc '
l'!i!-heads who caa take 'ii; place aral j
have the same iutlucucu over the nation. ?
CAT AND Dei!.-Gov. Holden's negro
militia have nearly killed a boy in blue1
scat by ( len. (irani. Wo learn that, ia
consequence of this, tho United States
troops near Haleigh are furious, and have
to be kept in camp, strongly guarded, ;
with frequent roll-calls, lo prevent their1
coaling to tho city and having conflict I
with the negro State troops.
The most liorriblo domestic tragedy 1
that wo have recorded yet, oven ia such I
a plentiful soiisoa of domestic infelici?
ties, occurred yesterday iu Brooklyn. A
mau named Lovett threw a large cheese- :
knife at his wife, and, missing her, it
pierced tho heart of their little son, only
eleven mouths old, killing bim instantly.
La Lib?rie, of Paris, pays all tho mein- '
hers of tho staff of Marshal McMahon
were either killed or wounded ia the1
.battle of Bischwiller. !
Eiooal It oms.
PHONIXIANA.-Messrs. Wulker, Evans
it Cogswell have furnished us a copy of
tho proceedings of thc South Carolina j
State Sunday School Couveutiou, held ,
iu Trinity Ciiurch, Charleston, iu May
Wc are authorized hy the undertaker
to say, that the statement, published in ;
the radical orgau, that tho "Reformists"
have pc-sUively refused to pay for the
coffin of Pleusaut Good, is untrue. Only
auothcr Republican "exaggeration."
A new survey of tho Columbia canal,
under the direction of Mr. Charles Ma?
hon, was begun Friday morning, at the
hoad of the canal.
Gil. Dixon Fox, of Columbia, has been
appointed by the Governor a Notary
Public. Jas. M. Davie, of Camden, has
i received a liku appointment.
The Southern Presbyterian Review, for
July-conducted by au association of
tniuistcrs in Columbia, S. C.-has been
received. Thc following is the table
of contents: The History of Baptism;
What is a Call to tho Gospel Miuistry?
Providence and Prayer; A Memorial of
the Rev. David Humphreys; The Nature
of the Atonement-Why it is necessari?
ly Vicarious; Thc Life of Joseph Addi?
son Alexander; The General Assembly of
1S70; Critical Notices.
J. L. DeSaussnre, Esq , Treasurer of
Kershaw County, has been removed by
Gov. Scoti. Cause-politics.
Di- Modenwdt, for September, is tn
hand. It is an illustrated magazine foi
fashions aud fancy-work, lt publishes
yearly more than 1,01)0 illustrations, 20C
patterns, 400 diagrams for braid andjeni
broidery and 12 fashion plates. S. T.
Taylor, 301 Canal street, New Yorfi, ii
the publisher. ?3 per anuuni?
The following paragraph is going th?
rounds of our Northern exchanges:
Brignoli aud Miss Mcculloch are a'
Newport-unmarried yet, but going ti
be shortly, at Charleston, S. C., "witl
great festivity and eclat."
The "reform" meetings in Laurens am
Newberry, on Saturday and Monday
were very enthusiastic affairs. Thou
sauds of persons were present, and th
speakers were warmly applauded. A vas
. amount of good has been accomplish^
for the new party.
Overcoats are already at a premium ii
Montaua. At Helena, on Wednesday
the thermometer was down to the freez
ing point, and a small quantity of snoi
fell during the afternoon. A very gooi
. boginning for a new country, but by u
I means a cheering prospect for thc iuhi)
I The lovers of peace hope to see th
' needle gun superseded by tue needles
j Neutral nations iu Europe are just nc
. suffering from a severe attack of entern
j cordiale. Young chickens are suppose
lo be troubled with a kindred complaii:
when they huddle lovingly beneath th
old hen's wings on thc approach of
Hearth and Home-published by Te
tcugill k Bates, 37 Park Row, Nc
York-is ono of thc be?t family papel
in tho United States. It is neatly Ultu
troted. Subscription price &4;reductio
A Republican meeting was held i
Greenville, on Saturday last, at which
is claimed that six out of niue Couutii
in the Fourth Congressional Distrii
] were reprcsentcd-cohstituting the "hoi
ors" from the Columbia Convcntioi
; Mr. C. C. Puffer-of New York, who
j now engaged in a mining enterprise j
this State-was nominated for Congres
A dangerous counterfeit lifty-cei
fractional currency note of the new issi
has just been put in circulation,
closely resembles the genuine. Tl
paper used in tho genuine is pink tinte
The counterfeit is slightly greenish i
color, and tho fac?is somewhat blurre
Thc words fractional currency a:
stamps arc darkly shaded, which i-i tv
tho case in thc genuine. There is also
difference in tho back af tho notes.
Dr. T. T. Mooro arrived yesterda;
and will be pleased to see his friends t
day, at all hours-of course, we moil
Yesterday aftoruoi a severe dap <
thunder startled our citizens, and nun
hers of persons thought .something i
their immediate vicinity had boen st niel
Upon inquiring, it was found that ll
store of Mr. Thomson Earle, corm
Main and Lumber street-, had bec
visited. The lightning struck the roo
and made a hole in it, melted a mimbi
of papers of lacles and boxes of blackiti
into one mass, and took the neck off
boltlo without upsetting it. Mr. Ear
was knocked down aud a gentleman si
ting near was considerably burnt,
keg of powder was ou a shelf in the in
mediate vicinity, but luckily did not e:
plode. It was wonderful, that no liv?
We publish, this morning, as a pe
sonni favor, and without comment, at
present, a communication from Judge
Orr, ussiguiug his reasons for supporting
the Republican nominees. The speakers,
to-day, will, doubtless, effectually settle
some of his remarkable assertions.
Tun REFORM MEETING TO-DAY
STIRIUNO SrEECUES TO TiK DELIVERED.
Judge Carpenter, Generals Butler aud
Kershaw will address the citizens ot"
Richland, to-day, iu Sidney Park, and
we hope to see a general turn-out. It is
believed that busiuess houses will sus?
pend operations, so as to allow their
employees to attend. The speaking will
commence at ll o'clock-Judge Carpen?
ter leading off. Thc '.reform" move?
ment is now fail ly inaugurated, aud the
prospects of success ure daily brighten?
HOTEL ARRIVALS, August 13.- Hick
ersou House-J. II. Grishi!!, (1. M.
RyaUs, (bi.; J. S. Williams, C., C. & A.
IR. ll. : S. W. Melton, A. JJ. Sheridan,
city; T. French, Va.; A. Melin.wu, E.
D. Robinson, T. R. Waring, J. M.
Rrawloy, Charleston; E. Thomas, John?
son's T. O. ; J. S. Greeu, Eng.; ll. D.
I (.'eddington, Pendleton; L. D. Rclkucp.
Texas; J. O. .Moore, Florida; S. F. Hons
ton, Charlotte; J. R. Johnson and wife,
New Orleans; J. W. Hayward, Edgc
flcld; W. II. 'Prescott, R. E. Harrison,
Greenville; R. F. liartholow, Md.; C.
Mahon, wife ?iud two children, Aiken;
R. E. Uugusou, Va.; IL H. D.ivega, J.
Knox, R. (f. Yocom, Chester; C. E
Thomas, S. C. : J. X. Cochran. Newberry.
LIST or NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
P. 1". Frazeo- Sheriff's Sale.
For Sale-Apply at this Otho.
Regular Meeting Columbia Lodge.
Meeting Independent Piro Company.
A Ih:.\iTTirui.'lixofuiiT.-It may he truth?
fully said that the greatest ol all blessing* i
hcaith, tor wit!.(.ul it thc p'ys vouchsafed are
turned to corrow*. To all health is essential
j to: Iii'.-'.- enjoyment am! pursuits, to the
! vonni! ami old, to the rieh and poor. Are you
; in teared et wealth? Health is necessary,
j Do you deliro oiiice amt worldly honor??
i Of what uvtiiljvouhl these Le without health';
i t he beauties ot ispring?Kc HOIIJ.; of hirds, thc
i deep hine M?..v. the ruina? ocean, all have a
poetic fascination what charms only the
j healthy in mind and BBdy; bet to tho sick
I what are tlics.: but mockeries. The body dis
eased, the mind sickly o'er with thc Baddest
', nt' thoughts. Oh! that 1 may liv.- te apprc
; elate tin: blessings of health. This rich boon
I ii within i he reach of all. Thc remedy at hand
! in HEISITSU'.HQUEEN'S Dr.McnT, thc health pa
j uacea. New is the time to try it. A 'J.
j Tm: attention of tho reader is respectfully
i invited to the advertisement of Bradfield ?
Co., in another column. They are undoubt?
edly selling the best remedies out for tho
diseases they aro recommended for. BRAD
FIELD'S FEMALE llr.ocr.ATon and Dr. PBCPHITT'S
CEEEDHATED LIVED MEDICINE, has certainly
cured more .indicted persons than any two
medicines of their ago. Try them and bo
well, us t Ilene gentlemen guarantee satisfac?
tion or money refunded. A 7
t WICKS the blood becomes impoverished L-y
I improper digestion, or there is not euflicicnt
i food taken into the stomach to meet thc re?
quirements of the system, the skin become.-:
I pallia, tl.e lips and tongue turn almost white,
I and the face assumes a wax-like appearance,
j This is a sur?! sign that thc stream of life
; needs enriching, that the blood is impover
I ?shed. How is this poverty of the blood, of
I which emaciation, debility and nervous- re.
j taxation are the ordinary symptoms to bo
I remedied? The only way would bc to invigo?
rate thc stomach with I.iri'MAN's GREAT GED
j MAS BITTERS, and it will reinforce the blood
' with nutritious particles. A 7
Independent Fire Engine Company,
_ " A REGULAR Monthly Meeting
vfX^s- will be held in the Rall, THIS
j??ig~L EVEN INO, at H o'clock, liv order:
agggj An;- I?) 1_ G. T. J ''J-'' *?l??lM"
Columbia Lodge, No. 108, A. F. M.
/ar A Regular Communication will I o
^??TfVlield in Masonic Hall. THIS EVES
' INO. at 8 o'clock. Ry order ot' the
?ty W. M. ll. C. MARK,
Aug I? 1 secretary.
ASMALL TRACT OK LAND. COtltainilif; 5j
acres, situated just beyond th-: Rrewery.
1 A part ot it is wooded. On thc premise.' is "a
j comfortable cottage, containing ihren '?oui-.
Will b<> sohl choftp. For terms, A-c, a ply a:
I'lt-i M\ Oftlco. Aim lil pi
THE Nominating Convention of the fido:.
!:< f< '. '.v. party tor thc Fourth Congr? -.
-iona! District, will meet at Carotina liai;.
TRIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
W. ll. WALLACE.
S. i\ HAMILTON,
Aua bi Of Executive Commit! .
SC M E HI'S I .V1V ICU SAL
Cotton Gins and Condensers.
fj''.iEsi: Oil?'.-, SO well known luroiigh nt
JL ino S mtli, ueed no'-oninient. 1 .-ty,. . .
workmanship, a lid ?or efti?'.ency ol worl:
th?;.- turn-out, with tho same niiicuni
!. .wer: ii!?o?u?ic.l.
j'GZEtf-A M. DOUGALL, Ag? nts,
.V- . ?-. ?_. Columbia. 8. C.
Removal ot Pe:ital Oitice.
*ys.r> !?.:. D. L. boOZER has remove.
Lr?*v5 :.. . . ;.. Mr. <.. Dic-rclis' new hui'Iii -.
Main .-:iv-', over liad Mc--i>. Ponci .'.
Co.%- in-y tiooi';.-' Kioto, where he oilers 1. i
piob--r.ii.on! :.?rvice.- to iii- i .ruler J Cit fi jit
?Hoi Ii i in i.e. .r>r . -.
TJiE RR?UK3 REVOLVING
Cotton Screw Press
// ........ "' //?'?? 'Jest Ifiret yt .!.->? rii.ti io .
I?M. HST i'HEMIUM la>- voar al ivOi cabs,
1 Moni| his and in Mhitiesipj i. Sei. : ! i
.ii ciliar b. W.S. II EN ERY, Chnilcsti n:<iOl.l -
SMITH .V KIND. Columbia; o:
1\ A. CONNOR.
Aug : lino General Agent, Col;c*l.un
REE RUSSIA; hy Wm. Hep wort h Dix.-.
Tin Uni? Roy on I he Jordan, Nile-, oed Sra
and tiennes an th, Ac, hy J. MacGregor, M. A.
Frederick W. Hobertson's Sermons-cnn;
Miss Thackeray'J Complete Work.- -with ..
luftrationb, l vol., ?1.7
Man and Wit.; by Wilkie Collin*, cloth, fl.;"
And many other New Rooks.
Hymn books of several Dcm.mil.alie:'..-.
various St vies of Rinding, at
DUFFIE A CHAPMAN'S
Aug 12 ! l'."ok st.-r- .
Driukists, go to Pollock's.