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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Horning, August 26, 1870.
Ttoe New Frcncla Position.
Marshal Bazaine, says tho New York
World, has broken through his silence
fio far os to telegraph to Paris official
news of a victory over the Prussians in
a battle delivered by him from the new
and formidable position which, as we
have already set forth, ho hos succeeded,
despito all the efforts of tho Prince Fre?
derick Charles and of Gen. von Stein?
metz, in taking up. That it was a vital
point with the Prussians to prevent the
French from establishing themselves on
the line of the Chiers, in full communi?
cation with Verdun ou the one side and
Thiouville on the other, is plain, not
only from the character of the country
as a glance at any good ore-graphical and
hydrographioal map reveals it, but from
the extraordinary efforts made by their
choicest troops under their best generals
to accomplish this purpose. We need
not wait for the tardy and terrible de?
tails of these sanguinary days to be suro
that all that valor, science, aud a lavish
disregard of human life ooulddo to keep
the armies of France asunder was done
by the Prussian generals. But it eau no
longer bo doubted that all was done in
If the army of Marshal Bazaiuo is not
already in communication with the forces
established by Troohu at Chalons, aud
with the corps of McMahon-which, at
the latest accounts, had successfully
evaded the pursuit of the Crown Prince
-the junction of these armies can no
lougor be prevented by the Prussians.
The victory won by the French at Mars
la-Tour, a village considerably to the
East and South of Etain, must have
pushed tho armies of Von Steinmetz aud
Prince Frederick Charles back close upou
It is hardly too much to say that the
question whether tho Prussians can main?
tain thomselves at all to the West of
their original line of a month ago do
peuds uow upou tho readiness or uou
readiness for immediate uctiou of the
large body of French troops at Cha
This is certainly a great change from
the position of affairs even less than a
week ago; and, if we are to roly ou any
of tho data we receive from Europo, it
must be conceded that Trochu and Ba?
zaine have already shown very great aud
brilliant ability in their recovery of a
tremendously jeopardized campaign.
Pendiug tho Congressional canvass, it
is very important that Democrats every?
where shall heed tho advice of our Con?
gressional Committee, and see that their
candidates are men to whose admission
to Congress, if elected, there eau bo no
obstacle. lu determining this point re?
gard must be had not only to tho four?
teenth amendment, but also to tho iron?
clad test-oath. The fourteenth amend?
ment contains tho following:
SEC. 3. No person shall bo a Souator
or Representative to Congress, or elector
of President aud Vice-president, or hold
any office, civil or military, .under tho
United States or uuder any State, who,
having previously taken nn oath, as a
member of Congress, or as un officer of
the United States, or as a member of
any State Legislature, or as au executive
or judical officer of uuyS?tate, to support
the Constitution of the Uuited States,
shall have engaged iu insurrection or re?
bellion against the same, or giveu aid
aud comfort to the euemics thereof. But
Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds
of each House, remove such diability.
This exoludes all citizens who, pre?
vious to the rebellion, had held any
Federal or State office which required
them to swear to support the Constitu?
tion; but it does not exclude anybody
for simple participation in the rebellion,
not even if ho was an officer of tho Con?
federate Government, or a military officer
iu its service. Hence, some have in?
ferred that such persons aro not de?
barred from admission to Congress.
By tho fourteenth amendment, they
arc uot, certainly; but what is called the
iron-clad test oath, which is inflexibly
administered to the members, shuts out
all who cannot take it. This oath, re?
quired by thc Act of July '2, 18152, which
is still iu force, is in the following
I, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I have never voluntarily borne arms
agaiust tho United States since I have
been a citizen thereof; that I have volun?
tarily giveu uo aid, countenance, council
or encouragement to perseus engaged in
armed hostility thereto; that I have uei
thor sought nor accepted nor attempted
to exercise tho fuuetions of any office
whatever under auy authority or pre?
tended nnthority iu hostility to the
Uuited Stales; that I have uot yielded a
voluntary support to any preteuded go?
vernment, authority, power or constitu?
tion within the Uuited States hostile or
iuituical thereto. Aud I do further swear
(or uQirm) that, to tho best of my know?
ledge and ability, I will support and do
feud tho Constitution of the Uuited
States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith aud
allegiance to the same; that I take this
Obligation freely, without any mental re?
servation or parp?se of evasion, and
that I will well and faithfully discharge
the duties of the office on which I am
about to enter, BO help mo God.
It is certain that this oath will bo en?
forced; that every member elect who
cannot take it will be excluded, and that
one or two such exclusions may prevent
the Democrats from controlling the next
House. A modified oath was provided
iu 1868. for those membors only whose
disabilities under the fourteenth amend?
ment have been removed by Act of Con?
TUE WAK TELEGRAMS FROM EUROPE.
Thero is no doubt that muoh scrutiny
has to bo oxeroised in reading the fo?
reign advices, coming as they do through
difforent sources, all more or less tinc?
tured by national or partisan sympathies.
Many improbable things are thus sent
the long and costly distauco over tho
ocean, aud among them has boen moro
than onoe reports, without an apparent
effort to got at the truth, of the death of
the Emperor Napoleon. He may be im?
perially defunct, bub not corporeally as
yet. Thero is an abundance of stirring
events to communicate without the send
iug of suoh loose statements iu regard to
so important e. matter.
Then, too, after all the stories which
wo have recoived about the flight of the
Empress, it turus out that she is still iu
Paris, busily occupied in making prepa?
rations for tho succor of tho wounded.
She may be wisely making some provi?
sion for the future, howover, by scuding
some effects abroad. Tho Priuco Impe?
rial appears to be still with his father,
who really keeps towards tbo frout, whe?
ther ill or uot, as reported. Thero are
many other matters which have been
quito as loosely dealt with. Many of the
statements of tho Loudon papers are
mere assumptions also.
GRANT'S PROCLAMATION.-Late de?
spatches from Washington iuferm us
that President Grout has issued a neu?
trality proclamation. Well, it is some
consolation to know that our President
has at last discovered that there aro bel?
ligerents somewhere, and that he could
ccaso smoking aud talking horso long
euough to issue a proclamation. Why
did he not wait until the war in Europo
was fiuished? He might as well havo
dono so, for all tho good his proclama?
tion can do. Ho even thinks it is neces?
sary to state that if auy Americau violates
tho neutrality law iu Europe, that Ame?
rican will not be protcctod by the Uuited
States. This is simply a superfluity on
tho part of President Grant. We never
hoard of his administration having cou?
rage euough to protect au}' Americau ou
foreign soil. No Americau ever thought
ho would be protected cveu from insult
on forcigu soil, or, if ho did, Geuerul
G ra j t's courso since ho bocamo Presi?
dent must have driveu tho baliuciuutiou
far out of mind long ago. President
Graut has beeu summering at Loug
Branch, aud, fur thc sake of thc nation,
we hope he. will now conclude to winter
"Kl tu Brute.*1
This was the unkindest cut of all.
That Judgo Orr, identified with us bj
birth and interests, and having so often
enjoyed tho confidence and support of
our people in his aspirations for respon?
sible and honorable positions, should
strive to cripple au effort fraught with
interest to tho people of tho entire State,
is moro than ungrateful. That, forget?
ting his calling and position, ho should
enter tho political arena, and, by false
promises and fallicions reasoning, strive
to entice away tho colored accessions to
the reform party, is unworthy his past
record. That ho should assert, as truths,
what ho know to be false, and by argu?
ments based on them deceive and mis?
lead tho negro to a blind support of thc
radical party, which ho admits to be
corrupt, is a stop lower than the enemies
of Orr would havo conceived for him.
He knows tho radical party never waged
war for tho freedom of the negro. Pre
j sideut Lincoln and Congress time and
again affirmed that they did not design
to interfere with slavery. The negro
I knows this, and shall we excuse an ex
I Congressman through ignorance. Thc
j political somersaults ol* Orr have been a
j by-word since 1850, but his enemies
I never gnvo him credit for that want of
! moral character his own letter affixes to
him. Should his conclusions prove cor?
rect, and Scott and Kansier bo elected,
cnn our people forged that letter, which,
j with a view to sell-defence, abounds in
I low appeals to tho negro and poor white
men? The question is uot who made
this or that law, but is tho ruling party
incomp?tent, corrupt and extravagant?
Judge Orr says, yes. Are the rights of
the negro equally secure iu each party?
Ile says, politically, thero is no distinc?
tion in tho parties, so far as tho rights
of the colored mau are concerned. Theil
is it not thc interest of tho colored mun
to havo an honest, economical and wise
government, and if so, why cnn he not
bo induced, by legitimate arguraeut, to
join the party which has this object spe?
cially in viow? Neither truth nor integ?
rity, nor logic, furnishes a key to his
Honor's position. Mathematics is tho
man. -Koo ieee Co urier.
Travelers can get Boom and Bed, at
all hours, at EXCHANGE HOUSE.
From Clinton, Laurena Coaaty.
"There was a fight between some De?
mocrats ond Republicans, a mile below
Cliutou.' The Democrats were badly
whipped, A mile lower down on the
road, an other fight occurred the same
day, in which the Democrats were again
[Extract from Charleston Republiccan.
Mit. EDITOR: Tho Scott party manu?
facture so many lies to carry their elec?
tion, that our people think it beneath
their diguity to notico them. Indeed,
it is foolish in respectable people to pay
any attention to their fabrications. Wo
are induced to make this pointed and
plain remark, from the simple fact that
they havo alargo number of tale-bearers,
disturbers of tho peaco and unmitigated
liars running all over tho country to
make capital for tho sole purpose of in?
fluencing tho voto for the coming Con?
gressional and State election. Yet wo
have laid, aside our dignity for once,
merely to give tho following plaiu aud
On Saturday, tho Gth iustaut, one
white-colored mau, by thc name of
Howcrton, (of whom the Charleston
News spoaks as being lashod for watch
stealing,) and two oolored men, (said to
be employed to work ou the railroad,)
armed with pistols, attacked a colored
Democrat, and tried to force him to
confess radicalism. He swore he would
not. On Monday following, the same
party came in contact with the Demo?
crat, and one of them commenced curs?
ing him, and a fight ensued between tho
two-the Democrat victorious. Sufiico
it to say, tho above party have been
tryiug to croate disturbances for somo
time, by drawing pistols on quiet parlies,
but no one cares anything about it.
But, now, Mr. Editor, why is this in?
famous conduct permitted? Is uot the
civil law supreme? We have but one
auswer, aud that is, that this wholesale
lieing and slander grows ont of the sel?
fish designs of the unscrupulous and
unprincipled party in power. This party
complain at harsh words used against
them, but the English language fails to
coutuin words expressive of their deserts.
Mauj' of the freedmen are disgusted with
such conduct as they witness over our
County. They see, tow, tho party must
be hard pressed. The whites and co?
lored people would elect men who would
do both parties justice, if ouly lot aluue.
Wo do uot, however, blame the iguorant
freedmeu, for they aro blinded and de?
ceived. In almost overy instance, tho
bad conduct of fredmeu is iustigated by
designing white nun. Our whites are
disposed to give them all the rights they
enjoy themselves, and it is disgraceful to
his Excellency to permit such couduob as
interferes with tho peace and quiet be?
tween them. He nud his party know
too well that we purpose no violence, or
infringement of their rights, aud their
ouly object is to encourage a hatred and
bitterness, so that tho colored vote can
bo controlled for his own and his par\y
election. Hts Exceiieucy permits his
menials to provoke and commit any out?
rage against those who oppose him, and
when this is unbearable, aud a collison
ensues, it is at ouce heralded that it is the
Democrats. Who, thou, is responsible
for all those acts of lieing, of outlaw and
bloodshood? They say it is tho Demo?
crats. This song has been so loug sung
that everybody knows it, and the party
can make it no longer effectual.
Nov/, Mr. Editor, this disturbance
amounts simply to this: There are some
unprincipled white men who wish and
labor to keop up these disturbances, and
ouly a few colored, I um glad to know,
go heartily with them, and the white
people, generally, care as little for it as
the braying of au ass or croaking of a
KEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE.-On the
17th day of March, 1S70, Judge Janies
L. Orr was interviewed by a correspon?
dent of tho New York Ti'ibune, and gave
utterance to tho following severe denun?
ciation of the radical party, with which
ho ia now associated:
"The results of the last three years
have satisfied the people that all the pre
seut evils of which they complain, might
have been averted by showing to tho co?
lored voters that they intend to mniutuiu
their new rights. Large numbers of the
best men iu South Carolina ure even |
now willing to espouse Republican prin
eiples, aud would doubtless do so but for j
the distrust which, tts gentlemen of cha?
racter und intelligence, they naturally
entertain toward those who, by accidental
circumstances, have been placed iu the
lend ol* the Republican party-men who1
do not, and never il iii enjoy public con?
fidence; men who are iguoraut, corrupt,
dishonest and unfit, by reason of their
early associations, for decent societj*. !
They were adroit enough, however, to ;
make the more ignorant among the ne
groes believe them to be their best
friends, and by employing all the arts of
the demagogue, aud nu unscrupulous uso
of disgraceful agencies, they succeeded :
in being elected to thu most important
offices in the State."
FOUND DEAD.-Acting Coroner Janies j
N. Hay uti held an inquest in Aiken, S. C.,
on tho 23d instant, over tho body of |
Mrs. Sarah Lee Porter, who was found j
dead in her room on tho samo day. Tho j
jury rendered a verdict, in accordance !
with Dr. Coffin's opinion, that the de- j
ceased died of hemorrhage of tho lungs.
DEATH OF CAPT. A. S. GAILLARD.-It
is our paiuful duty to announce to the
public the death of our esteemed young
citizen, Captain A. S. Gaillard, who de- ?
parted this lifo at about 8 o'clock, at his 1
residence in this District, on Monday j
evening, 22-d instant.- Winnsboro News. I
Troc li? anti Parla.
Whatever may be the truth about the
state of affairs at the seat of war iu
France, there eau be uo doubt that Paris
has found a tower of strength for tho
nation's need in tho oalm, high-souled,
and resolute bearlug of her new military
commander, General Trochu. Tho cabio,
with much that is wild and worthies?,
this morning brings ns an extract from a
letter written by this now illustrious
Frenchmau on the situation aud tho re?
sources of his country, which is worthy
of the best days of thu best republics.
Amid the diu of arms aud the roar of
battle the words of Trocho sound clear
and high, maintaining tho immortal
supremacy of courage over tho mere in?
struments of courage, of moral force
over the mnchiuery by which moral force
vindicates aud executes itself. Anil
these are not the words of a dreamer
like Lamartine, or of a rhetorician like
They are the words of a soldier who
wns a citizen before ho became a soldier,
and remains a citizcu s^ill; of a general
who remomhers that tho proudest omi
the most powerful of armies has no real
claim on tho respect of mankind save ns
thu right hand of law in the maintenance
of liberty. It is long since such words
as these have beeu heard from the high
places of power in any country of Eu?
rope. Almost never havo such words as
these been heard from tho high places
of power iu any part of tho world while
war was thundering at tho hearts und
distracting tho brains of men. Tho sol?
diers who have saved States threatened
as Franco is threatened now have for thc
most part worshipped the sword which
Gen. Trochu has made for himself a
niche apart iu tho annals of his order.
It reniaius now to be seen whether twen?
ty years of intoxicating prosperity nuder
tue empire, and twenty years of political
corruption under the House of Orleans,
have left to Fruuce tho moral force ne?
cessary to support him as a free people
should support the le.der who, in the
face of a victorious foreign foe, refuses
to lower either tho standard of law or
the flag of tho nation. If that moral
force be found iu France, tho most bril?
liant victories iu the field, it may in the
end be proved, would have served her
less truly than the defeats by which it
has been evoked. Tho armies of thc
European coalition marching against tho
republic ol' 1792, roused Fruuce to a
sense of her material strength, which
made her for twenty years the terror of j
the world. The armies of Prussia
marching agaiust the empire of 1832,
bid fair now to rouse her to a sense of
her moral strength, which may well
uchiovo for her quite auothor aud n lof?
tier destiny among the nations. Tho in?
terests of the stock exchange and tho
gold gamblers haug about the skirts of
battle like the prowlers on tho dreadful
field where the dead lio helpless, aud
their spoil invites the spoiler.
The higher aud nobler iuterests of hu
mauity take wiug to-day from the eusan
guiuod plains of Champngue to watch
tiie loftier drama beginning uow iu Paris.
The armies of a Prussiau king may suc?
ceed iu casting dowu an empire; but that
will be but a iittio matter tu France if, in
doing it, they build un a State.
[?eic York World.
A SAD STORY.-A lady residing on the
Pittsburg and Fort Wayne Railroad, u
few days ago, missed her child, a little
girl of five years, aud went out on the
track to search for it, and there found its
mangled body lying across a rail, it hav?
ing been run over by a passiug train.
The mother upon seeing this, fainted.
Previous to her goiug out, she laid a
sleeping bubo on the bed and threw over
it a thin covering. When tho woman
was found in the insensible condition,
the neighbors, who were ignorant of the
fact that the child was in tho bed, placed
her in it, and it was not until socio time
afterward that tho fact was ascertained.
As soou as it was known, tho babe was
tukeu out of tho bed, but those iu tho
room were shocked to leam that it was
quite dead, haviug beeu suffocated by
the unconscious mother or some of those
waiting upon her.
Guinness' Extra Stout, imported, to
be had at POLLOCK'S.
To the Republican Voters of Richland
THE following candidates 1er County Of?
ficers of Richland are respectfully submitted
to the people for their consideration, believ?
ing that tho mansos ure opposed to the action
of the (so-called) County Convention, held in
Columbia on thc22d,2:)d July, thc same hoing
not legal; and that while they heartily sup?
port thc nomination hy thc Convention of lt.
li. .Scott, for Governor, ami A. J. Hausier, for
Lhuu mint-Governor, ns well as the seduction
of lt. ll..Elliott, for the Thir.l Congressional
District, yet they feel it as an usurpation of
power by tho said (so-called) Convention, in
their having made any County nominations,
an l that they aro not disposed to he dictated
to hy any clique or ring, who may assume
such power tor their own aggrandizement;
and as they also believe in thc Republican
principio of rotation in office.
Ot u TICKET.
ROBERT K. SCOTT.
For I,?i itfettant'Goveriior,
ALONZO J. R ANSI EU.
For. Co ny ress-Third Idslrivt,
ROBERT B. ELLIOTT.
Rnv. DAVID PICKETT.
Co u n iy Co mm i union ers,
Count Von DIoltclce.
A correspondent of the Now York
lahnes says :
But tho lending spirit of tho army
tho "fucittime princeps"-is Count
Moltcke. He was born in 1800, but nt
tho first glance, neither his looks nor
his deportment seem to betray him, and
a casual observer certainly would give
him no more than fifty years. I had tho
good fortune of being his vis-a-vis at
dinner for two consecutive days. It is
needless to say that etiquette forbids
"interviewing" in this part of the world.
Moreover, nuy attempt in that direction
would have proved, uuder auy circum?
stances, a dead failure, inasmuch as his
reticence has becomo almost a by-word.
Although like many other great Gene?
rals, Count Moltcke is little inclined to
bo talkative, ho is considered ns one of
the greatest linguists in Prussia. I had
tho fullest opportunity of closely observ?
ing and minutely scrutiuizing this groat
man, and I confess I was literally charm?
ed. The mieu of modesty and his re?
tiring manner was oxtrotnely wiuning.
In my peregrinations through tho world,
I have often had occasiou to observo and
even to admiro tho calm and apparent
unconcerned maimer displayed by great
heroes or prominent statesmen. But on
further examination, I have invariably
beon doomed to disappointment. Sim?
plicity turned out, as it wore, morely a
matter of education; tho taciturn und re?
tiring demeanor proved to be the result
of mannerism. In fact, I had to learn
that these men thought and felt liko other
mortals. But I was forcibly impressed
that this must bc otherwise with Count
Moltcke, and I was irresistibly reminded
that no man was ever great without some
degree of divine inspiration: "Nemo vir
mannus sine qtfiatu aliqno divino nuqnam
Persons who hesitate to believe that
Prussia is folly prepared to meet tho
dangers of the impending struggle, will
find in tho mien and deportment of
Couut Moltcke unmistakable evidence
that nothing has been neglected to ren?
der the position of his country invinci?
ble. They will find that be carries with
him the conviction that his array is un?
conquerable. All that forethought and
human skill eau devise has been provided
for. He is contented to leave thc rest to
thc Lord of Hosts.
Richland Volunteer Rifle Company.!
ATTEND a meeting, at Palmetto Eugine
House Dall, Till? EVEN LNG, lim 20th
instant, at S o'clock. Members are expected
to be prompt. By order of
GUT. A. C. HASKELL.
J. H. DisKRitu, Secretary ?mo tem.
BETWEEN Hope's Corner nial the Masonic
Hall, last night, alargo BRASS KEY-the
Iront door koy of Mat-one; Hull. Tho linder
will bc liberally rcwaido.i bv leaving it at tho
Boot and Shoo'Storo of J". '& A. OLLI VER,
Aug 2b' 1 Main atroet.
Columbia Odd Fellows' School.
TnE exercises of this School will bc- resum?
ed on MONDAY, Sd October next.
Torma per mouth, payable at tho end of |
Spelling, Reading and Writing.?2 00
Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geogra?
phy, History. Latin and Grech Lan?
Algebra, Geometry aud Surveviug.?5 00
Aug 26 Sept 1 fi (Jct 1 ^2_Principal.
$500.00 Reward !
AREWARD of FIVE HUNDRED DOL?
LARS will bu paid fur information that
will load to thc arrest and ion viet ion of tho
party or parties who set lire to tho building
North of Ncagle'e Hall, on Saturday, August
2D, and tho building on "Winn street, near
Charlotte Railroad Depot, on Tuesday, Au?
gust "2:1, and thc party or parties that cut tho
hose of certain lire companies at tire, Satur?
day, August 20. Bv authoritv Citv Council.
WILLIAM J. LITER,
Aug 25 2? 29_Clerk of Council.
Wanted to Rent,
(?ra?; A SMALL HOUSE, containing tinco or
?"^four Koonin. Apply at this Ollico.
^ ^vxvurr^ -TUST to hand. No. 1, 2, and
?-^fV^-JS^ li MACKEREL, catch nf 1K70.
For salo by G EO ROE SYM M ERS.
THE brightest and best. Cheaper and
better than any other Polish tor Till,
bratss, Steel, Irou, Glass, Wood, and all other
metallic surfaces. For sale by
July 8 t_E. H. HEINITSH. Druggist.
THE firm of TOZER ifi MCDOUGALL was
tills day dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts due by said firm will bc paid by
Richard Tozer, and all debts due said ll rm
must bo paid to Richard Tozer, who alone is
authorized to receipt for the Hame.
RICHARD TOZER will coi.linne to carry Oil
the MACHINE SHOP and FOUNDRY, and
hopes, by attention to business, to continue
to receive that liberal share ot patronage that
Ito has heretofore had.
Aug -1 RICHARD TOZER.
Magic Chafing Powder.
Thc Nurse's Kr ic ml.
FOR the instant cure ot' CHAFING AND
SCALDING of Children and Adult.-.
A certain relict for BURNS, SCALDS, Irri?
tation ol' the Skin, Halls. Inflammations,
Abrasions, and all Cutaneous Diseases. For
salo by E. H. HEINITSH,
July ->; Druggist.
Pepsin and Pancreatine Preparations.
?VITE take pleasure in calling tho attention
YV of Physicians to a class of medicinal
preparations but recently introduced, and
which from thc results already obtained, will
soon become recognized remedies. Pepsin
digests the moro solid portions of food, and
Pancreatine tho Oily and fattv substances.
Persons, therefore, with weak digestions, in?
fants with deranged stomachs, have a sale and
suro remedy. Booka for distribution nt the
"torc of " E. II. HEINITSH,
Aug P2+ Druggist and Apothecary.
W. J. HOKE
MB^ HAS just received, and open
JffiSB ed a large stock of STRING
fifi? AND SC M MER
COLLARS, TIES, &C,
Which he propones to sell on the most reason?
able terms. Call and examine for yourselves.
A good Dinner, at half-past 2 o'clock,
every day, nt EXCHANGE HOUSE.
Tho Riverside Magazine, for Septem,
ber, will brighton tho face of tho young,
for it ie replete with interesting matter.
"Good Health," ?for Septombor, is at
baud. ?R nanni, it is filled with sound
MAIIJ AIWANGEMENTS.-Tho Northern
mail is opened for delivery at 8 a. m.;
closed 8.30 n. m. Charleston and Green?
ville, oponed 5.30p. m.; closed8.30p. m.
Western, opened 9.30 a. m.; closed 4 p.
m. Chariest^.., evening, opened 8a. m.;
closed 4.30 p. m. On Sunday, the post
office is open from 9 to 10 a. m.
Our city fathers appear to have boen
misinformed in regard to certain fire
companies having had their hose cut at
the fire ou Saturday night last. The
hose of the Independent's were so badly
burned, that they bursted; but, as wo
are iuformod by tho Presidents of tho
different compauies, none wore cut. Wo
make this statement because wo do not
wish it to bo understood that our city is
infested with incendiaries and hose-cut?
ters at tho same time.
NEW C?or.-The first cotton of the
season passed our office yesterday morn?
ing, from the farm of our enterprising
townsman, John S. Green, Esq. Two
bales led tho advance of a crop, which
is stated by old planters to bo very
promising. We aro particularly gratified
at this cvideuce of the thrift and energy
of our people; and, while complimenting
the proprietor, must not omit to mention
that much of the success in tho cultiva
tiou aud tnaungemcnt of the plantation
is duo to Robert Williams, the intelligent
and trust-worthy colored foreman.
Thc following appointments have been
made for Judge Carpenter and General
Lancaster, Friday, August 2G.
Camden, Monday, August 29.
Sumter, Wednesday, August 31.
Liberty Hill, Kershaw Co., August 27.
Ridge, Edgefield County, Saturday,
Darlington C. H,, September 5.
Chesterfield C. H., September 7.
Bonnottsville, Friday, September 9.
Florence, Saturday, September 10.
Marion C. H., Monday, September 12.
Kingstrce, Wednesday, September 14.
Midway Church, Thursday, Sept. 15.
Manning, Friday, September IC.
Liberty Hill, Saturday, Sept. 17.
Orangeburg C. H., September 19.
??ruwell C. H., September 21.
Walterboro, Colleton, September 23.
White Hall, Colleton, September 24.
' Beaufort, Monday, September 26.
HOTED ARRIVALS, August 25.-Nicker
son House.-John G. Williams, Lexing?
ton; Thomas Mahon, Ookesbury; T. W.
Ball, Baltimore; W. T. J. O. Woodward,
Charleston; L. T. Smith, Virginia; J.
R. Chatham, Helena.
Columbia Hotel-Hugh Angier, C. V.
Angicr, R. E. Jjpshton, A. Leyden, Sam
Shaver, Atlautrraud Richmond Air Line
Railway; R. L. Chilton, Mrs. R. H.
Chilton, S. T. Fuller, Georgia; R. F.
Dodson, Danville, Va.; J. W. Fuller,
Shreveport, La.; Miss M. C. Fuller,
Ninety Six; Mrs. irvin and child, Miss
Irvin, Darlington; John P. Mathews,
Jr., Wiunsboro; T. B. Rand, Now York.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
C. O. Trapp-School Notice.
D. C. Peixotto & Son-Auction Sales.
Key Lost-Apply to J. ?fe A. Olliver.
DISCONTINUED.-The uso of the dirty, hair
atliming preparations, sinco the introduction
of I'll ALON'S VITALIA, OB SALVATION FOU TUE
H AI a. With marvelous precision it produces
I tho exact Bhado of color desired, and is lite?
rally transparent and undefiling. Sold by all
I druggists and fancy goods dealers. A21 |3
A NEW ADVKKTH5I.NO DODOE.-Every timo a
lady who uses fragrant SOZODONT opona her
month, sh?' advertises tho article. Tlie state
of her teeth is a certificate of its excellence.
No spot darkens their surface, no impurity
clings to them, tho cushions in which they arc
set aro rosy, and tho broath that swells
through them is sweat as tho breeze of June.
"SPALDING'S GLUE," useful in every house.
TUE attention of tbe reader is respectfully
invited to thc advertisement of bradfield &
Co., in another column. They are undoubt?
edly selling tho best remedies out for tho
diseases they are recommended for. BIIAD
KIKI.D'S FEMALE Hiioi'LATon and Dr. PRDTIIITT'S
CELEIUIATED Livia: MEDICINE, baa certainly
cured more a 111 iel cd persons than any two
medicines of their age. Try them and bo
well, a- these gentlemen guarantee satisfac
?ion or money refunded. A 7
Unless the food, after passing into the sto
1 machi is thoroughly digested, both body and
mind Kniter. The digestive organs aro op?
pressed, the bowels constipated or irregular,
tho bruin lethargic, tho nervous system unna?
turally sensitive, the animal spirit depressed
ami tito pulse unequal, heart-burn, flatulency
and sick headache are also some of I ho results
nf indigestion. Therefore, how necessary
must it appear to the candid reader that tho
iligestive organs should bc kept in proper
tone to pcrloriu the functions nature requires
of them. Tor t bi? purpose, lu better or moro
palatable orcparation is In existence than
LlPPMAN'S GllEAT GEKMAN BlTTEItS. A21 12
A BEAUTIFUL TUOEOHT.-It may be truth?
fully said that the greatest o? all blessings ia
health, for without it the joys vouchsafed aro
turned to sorrows. To all health is essential
lo; life's enjoyment and pursuits, to tho
vuung and old, to tho rich and poor. Are you
in search (d' wealth? Health ia necosaary.
Do you desire oltico and worldly honors
Of what avail would these bo without health?
Tho beauties of spring, tho song of birds, the
deep blue sky, the rolling ocean, all havo a
poetic fascination which charms only tho
healthy in mind and body; but to tho sick
what aro these but mockeries. Tho body dis
eased, tho mind sickly o'or with tho saddest
of thoughts. Olil that I may live to appre?
ciate tiie blessings of health." This rich boon
is within tho roach of all. Tho remedy athand
in HEINITSU'SQUEEN'S DELIGHT, thc health pa?
nacea. Now is the time to try it. A li