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Thuraday Mor nine:. Jnjy ?27,1871.
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r.Ttio True lune In tb? Next Canvas?.
Tu our judgment, mnob useless dhious
eion has been indulged in with respeot
to the "new departure," and the proper
platform to be adopted by as in the uext
canvass. We believe that the true issue
is well enough understood. No plat?
form, no sot of resolutions, are essen?
tial. The Savannah Nows aaye: "In tho
coming Presidential election, the ques?
tion of the perpetuity of our republican
form of governraeut will lo .-submitted
to the people-the issue will wo Demo?
cracy, the Constitution and State rights,
or Radicalism, centralization and despot?
ism. The decision roses wi tu eu o peo?
ple, and will not be influenoed by the
platforms of intriguing, abu filing politi?
cians." This is the issne briefly stated;
this the substance of the controversy.
OF INTEBEST TO COTTON PLANTERS.
We learn from the "Money" article of.
the Now York Journal of Commerce, of
.he loth instant, that ft late legal deci?
sion, if honestly carried out by the Fed?
eral Executive Government, will restore
to cotton planters a small portion of the
tax on cotton unjustly extorted from
them in 1866-'67 und '68. Inasmuch as
the duty was laid by Act of Congress
?pon ootton, and not upon burlap co?
vers, cotton bagging, iron ties, or rope,
snit was oommenoed against the Govern?
ment, and a deoision reached that the
tax was only collectable on the net
weight. The tare usually 'ranges from
twenty-six to thirty pounds per bale, and
it is said the Deportment )ias'compro?
mised on an allowance of 80 cents per
bale. Whether this concession is gen?
eral, or the refund will only be made to
those who paid under protest, remains
to be seen. It .is easy to see. that if
4,000,000 bales paid* the tax, and the re*
fuud is made on each, then the claim?
ants will bo entitled " to upwards of
His ox-Imperial Majesty of Franco
spends a portion of his now superabund?
ant leisuro timo in visiting the arsenals
of England, taking especial delight in
the cannon foundries, where all the new
improvements in artillery are fully exhi?
bited to the exile. ? Time was, and not
so long ago either, when Louis Napoleon
was considered au infallible authority
on.the subject of cannons. Years ago,
his rifled field gnus Ailed the military
world with wonder. Later, he thought
to terrify his enemies with the American
Gatling gun,, under its French appella?
tion of mitrailleuse, and, finally, this
inventor of destructive artillery took the
field, .with all of his improved guns, only
to be speedily and ignominiously . de?
feated. If i? candid mood, tho ex-Em?
peror might tell his British hosts that
tho best of guns avail nothing without
stout-hearted men to work thom aud
skilled officers to direct their operations.
In his exculpatory pamphlet on his last
disastrous campaign, Louis Napoleon
frankly acknowledged that his troops
were defeated by the skillful manner in
which their opponents managed their
artillery. And Sedan proved to the
world that an Emperor with capital ideas
on cannon may have wretohed notions
as to their proper use and disposition in
battle. The British chaperones of the
orownless monaroh cannot fail to be
convinced that improved artillery alone
cannot save a dynasty, nor successfully
defend a State.
TUE MARION RIOT CASK.-At a meet
. ing of the citizens of Marion, a commit?
tee was appointed to report the facts of
the case in reference to the action of
Gov. Scott, in an alleged abuse cf the
pardoning power. The committee re?
ported the facts and submitted the fol?
lowing resolutions,* which were adopted:
"Resolved, That it is the opinion of
this meeting that Gov. Ri K. Scott bas
grossly abnicd the pardoning power in
"2. That no pardon should ever bo
Sauted by the Governor of the State
fore the sentence of tho oonrt is pub?
lished, and whilst the convicts are in
open contempt of the conrt.
"3. That, in the opinion of this meet?
ing, peace and good order can never be
preserved in tue State, whilst persons
convicted of such offences can be par?
doned upon such flimsy evidence aud
upon the ory of party.
"4. That the statements published in
the Columbia Union, to justify the par
\ don of the rioters by Gov. Scott, are not
sustained by the evidence adduced on
tho stand, and are totally at. variance
with the facts of the case."
The robbery of a satchel containing
8150,000, at the depot at Harrisburg,
Pa. ,,ia reported. It is said that the gen?
tleman who had the satchel carelessly
left it auder the seat of the'ear while he
went to get some rofrshments. There is
no trace of the robber. '
DEATH OP MR?. JAY COOKE.-Mrs. Jay
Cooke,' wife of the eminent banker, died
at - Ogpntz, his country residence, near
Philadelphia, on Saturday, of disease of
RAIN, HAH. AND WIND.-Tho Atlanta
(Qa.) Constitution nays:
Os Souday ?venlnovmbont frohlock*
Atlanta WOB "vieitod JU? "hil, Jain and
wind. The wind Wow with tewinqviof
lonoo, first ah rondin, g tho oity in dust,
and tearing off signa and. window blinds,
destroying- awnings, unroofing and de
moliahing houses, and sweeping _n in its
furious career, a heavy full of rain and
hail, nocoinpouied with thunder and
lightning, added to the awful oharaoter
of tho scone. The centro, column ot the
new passeuger depot, on Loyd street,
was moved from its position, the lower
eud being entirely off the granite base,
and the zino arob above was wrenched
and cracked. Considerable damage was
indicted on household furniture by tho
rain and hail ben ting iu at raised win?
Tho two-room house recently elevated
from tho ground, of Mr. Samuel Ogle
tree, on Washington street, w?s raised
from the pillars and totally wrecked.
The roof is underneath, the wall and
weather-boarding on top. Mr. Ggleiree,
his wife and a child eighteen months old,
were in the bouse at the tinao. Slr.
Oglotreo was out in the back of the head
and on tho chook bone, and one eye was
terribly lacerated with splinters. He is
now senseless, and h IR recovery-is con?
sidered doubtful. Mrs. Oglotree is very
much bruised, and io- iu ? pr???fi?ua
condition. A mocking bird was killed
by the hail in the yard of Dr. Thurman.
A drovo of martins' passed over F. M.
Richardson's houBe during tho hail, and
ho states that he saw them falling in
every direction. His son picked up
aoven martins in the yard, riddled by tho
hail. Calves were kuooked down by the
hail and cows appeared terror-stricken.
In the neighborhood of Williams'
mill oom, cotton and wator-molons wero
riddled'by th? hail. The destruction of
vegetation.fs said to.be heavy in that lo?
cality. On Maj. Wastes plaoobail is said
to have been biroo-mouth deep-tbia morn?
ing. From Judge Bribe's, one' mile bo
Ipw-Deoatur, to Atlanta, corn and aotton
have Buffered heavily from the hail. The.
heaviest part of the storm seemB to have'
been iu' tho neighborhood ot Bast Point.
Mr. Connolly, Rev. Mr. Johnson, and
others, are heavy sufferers. Hail is re?
ported to have been six ioohea deep at
East Point. Hiram Jones brought in,
this morning, a sack full, of- hail, and
Btates that he could have gathered, at the
same tim?, a wagon full as easy.
In Moy, 1844, a hail storm passed over
near where Col. -J. M. C. Reed now lives,
stripping tho trees of their leaves. But,
taking tho storm as a whole, experienced
men pronounce it the .severest siooe Sep?
AvTOOXi TS&OSDT - A most awful and
appalling tragedy occurred in Effingham
County, Ga., Saturday, about two miles
above- Station No. 3>?, on tho Control
Railroad. Mrs. Ash, the wife of John
H. Ash, formerly of Savannah, killed
her three little children and afterwords
committed suicide by administering o
sufficient quantity of strychnine to .pro?
duce almost instantaneous death. Mrs.
Ash, formerly Miss Laura Dasher, nf
-Effingham County, has, for a short timo
past, been slightly derauged. No seri?
ous apprehension waa felt, although her
husband continued to keep a strict watch
over her oondnat. A short time previous
ho had purchased a small bottle of
strychnine for tho purpose of destroying
tho rats and dogs that were rapidly kill?
ing off their poultry. Sunday "night all
went to bed os usual. Mr. Ash took all
three of the ahildroo in bed with him?
self and his wife. Mr. Qeorge Patter?
son, a friend and relative of Mrs. Ash's,
occupied nn adjoining room. About 3
o'clook, he and Mr. Ash wore aroused by
the ories of two of the . children, and
entering the room, found Mrs. Ash iu
the not of taking a spoon from the mouth
of the oldest child, a little girl, who had
strugglqd and resisted until her ories
woke her father and his friend, both of
whom, feeling alarmed, asked her what
she was doing. She replied: "Only
giving the children a little powder, and
I um afraid I have not given them
enough." Mr. Ash, tasting the powder
which he found on the mouth of one of
tho children, discovered that it was
quito bitter. It wita but a short time
after this before the mother, a young
woman about twenty-five years old, and
hor three interesting little children, two
girls and one boy, wore lying stiff and
cold in the arms of death. Dying in
rapid succession, the mother, although
the first to take the poison, lived to seo
her children all dio, and then followed
them herself. The afflicted father held
Ina little ones and his wife in his arms
till they breathed their last. The time
was toe short from the discovery of the
deed to procure any aid, ni th o ugh a
physician was immediately sent for. He
arrifed in time to save tho father, who,
in his efforts to discover what the drug
was, had swallowed enough to render his
SUDDEN DEATH.-On Monday last, tho
second son of Mr. Sol. C. Harman, a
promising ohild of about ten years,
carno to a most melancholy and sudden
death. He had been playing in a pile
of cotton seed, and being missed at din?
ner, upon search he wu found smothered
in tho cotton seed. He had grabbled
out a perpendicular hole in the seed
about the size of his body, and the poor
little fellow was found with his head
down in the hole. He had been absont
for abont an hour from the house.
A short timo ago, a venerable German
had safely crossed the ooean and got as
far as Fulton, Indiana, where he was
joyfully met by his friends, but sudden?
ly, before greetings oonid be exohanged,
he tottered and fell dead from old age,
weariness and excitement.
The family vault of J. H. Burhans, in
a co ruo tu ry at Paterson, N. J., was
broken open a few days ogo. All tho
silver plato on the coffin was stolen, and
in one ouse the coffin itself was torn open
and the skeloton exposed. '
Proceedings of Council.
< " CtoWHi?i ?HAMBBB, ..
CoiiUMBiA, B. G., Joly 25,1871: ''
Council mot hi 1% P. M. Preaout
His lionor.llio Mayor, Jobfl Alexander;
Aldermen Cooper, JJenuy,' Hay be, Mi?
nort, Mooney, Simons, ? Smith, Taylor,
Thompson, Wallace and Wigg. Absent
PETITIONS, OOilMTJNIOATIONS, AO.
The following communication was
presented and read :
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Columbia.
GENTLEMEN: One of tho most urgent
publio wanta that our oity feels is that
of a commodious hospital, properly
organized, officered by skilled mon, and
furnished with the proper appliauoes for
the successful treatment of the siok and
thoso requiring surgioal aid. During
my official term as City Physioinn, my
attention was particularly directed to
this fact, and since that period, tho hope
of being able to develop some arrange?
ment, by which this want could bo sup?
plied,' has been the source of constant
and serious reflection. Apart from the
interest that I possess in seeing it sup?
plied, as a physician, I have the addi'
tional incentive of having my n?tlvi
city in no ways boh i nd her sister ci tief
in everything that appertains to public
uhuriiibe uud liberality. Knowing th?
impoverished condition of the city, 1
felt that it was impossible for it to oreo
and endow such an institution as wouh
fulfil the desired ends. Accordingly, in?
attention was directed to tho State, am
I hope that we will be uble to obtain i
by proper efforts. The first great iten
in the casu is a building suited to tb
purpose. This, I think, can bo roadil;
had. It is universally admitted that tb
College Chapel, ut th? foot of Sumte
street, is entirely worthless for the put
pose for which it'was erooted, and is o
present a mero iuoumbrnnoe and eye
sore. Neither is there any reasouabl
prospect of its being of any. future sei
vioe to the State. Should we be able t
obtain a grant of this building from tb
Legislature, and also an nppropriatio
for the proper fitting of it np, we aa
make, of it as comfortable and eligible
hospital as eau be found in the Unioi
Also, such legislation as will be neoessar
to organize a proper corps of nursei
medical attendants, &o., must be sough
This can surely be obtained, as I am we
assured that tho more maturely th
question is weighed, the greater will i
importance appear. This institutio
should be made a - separate aud iud
pendent institution-ono which will po
sess its own organization, its peoulii
officers, looking to no one but tho tru
tees and board of visitors, and huvir
nothing but the wei?are sud prosperil
of their institution and its inmates
j heart. Should it be allowed to bo brougl
I into existence as a mere caudal appen
nge to the University, its usefulness w
be ns. nothiug. You aro well a war
geutlemen, that the present systom
rendering medical and surgical atteutic
to the poor is totally iuudequato to mo
the demands made upon it. Many wb
nuder a different system, might be i
lieved, under the present are not ai
cannot be. At every turn, this fa
stares ns in the face; and whilst wortl
objects are unable to obtain nid, u
worthy ones become a burthen to tl
oity. Some chango must soon be mad
uud can you find a better opportuui
I am satisfied that tho plan I offer yi
is no visionary one. It is in every wi
both practical and practicable. Wo ha
but to exert ourselves, and a great gc
will bo effected-one which will be
lasting monument to those who carry
With these few and imperfect roraarl
I will now conclude, hoping that th
may meet your approbation and sac
tiou; and that my sinoero aud houest c
siro to benefit our city and tho sick po
thereof may be my excuse for iuttudi
upon your time. I will finish by sayic
should you see fit to aot upon them, a
need auy further suggestions from me
will be happy at uny time to give thei
I remain, respectfully yours,
Q. S. TREZEVANT, M. D.
On motion of Alderman Simons, t
communication was referred to tho Co
mitteo on Alms House, with iustructic
to invite Dr. Trezevant to be preset
and to report at next meeting.
Petition of A. L. Davis aud othe
praying the Council to order the
moval of a nuisance in their neigbbi
On motion of Alderman Miuort,
ferred to Chief of Police, to report
Petition of D. G. Thompson a
others, for removal of a nuisance
bawdy house) on Medium, botwe
Richardson and Assembly streets. I
ferred to Chief of Polioe, with power
Communication from 0. Kumbu
Esq., preferring charges against Poli
men Miles and Bright.
On motion, the consideration of 1
obarges were postponed until Tuesdi
August 1, and all parties concerned sn
moned to appear for hearing.
Communication from City Attorn*
transmitting decree of Trial Just
Solomon, in case Thomas Hill, li
assistant policeman, vs. city of Columb
judgment rendered against tho c
with costs, amounting to $72.63, o
suggesting that the same be paid, wi
out appeal, to Messrs. Pops & Hask
attorneys for Hill.
On motion of Alderman Wigg, 1
recommendation of tho City Attort
was oononrred in and paymeut order
The following extract of prooiedii
ol Board of Health of July 25, 18
was laid before Council:
Dr. Wheeler, from Ward No. 1, in
Blaring the rear of the Colombia Hot?
positivo nuisance, moved that the m
ter be referred to tho City Council
lotion, with the request that they wot
jotify parties to construct a covet
Irain-one that will effectually rome
di nuisances-and if they will uot
in tho m ntl or, Council to take the proper
.tem, pat ia the necessary drain and
collect from parties owling\|}e property
io the vicinity. -.Tho motion ?waa nnoni- ;
mously adopted; <fV '
On motion of Alderman Thompson,
the. recommendation of the. Board of I1
Health wn8 agreed to. . ' _
. Communication from T. D. Loomis, ,
preferring chargea against City Weigher,
for violation of city ordinance, hy muk- -
ing ovor-ohurge for weighing July 22,
1871, aud giving iucorreot certificate for
On motion of Alderman Thompsou,
the charges woro ordored for investiga?
tion on Tuesday, August 1, and all par?
ties concerned summoned to attend,
The following accounts were presented
and referred to Committeo on Accounts:
Stannard & Co., Streot Department,
$27.GO; W. B. Nash, Alms House, $5;
John Alexander, Water Works, 3092.70;
Daily Union, $38.10. Aooount of O.
Ellington, Market, 870, was presented
and ordered paid without tho nsual
Alderman Hayno, from Committeo on
Market, reported baok report of Clerk
of Market for June, as examined, and
found correct. Concurred in.
Aldorman Mooney, from Committee
on Guard House and Police, reported
back report o? Chief of Police fur Juan,
as examined, and found correct. Con?
clu rod in.
Alderman Thompson, from Committee
on Licenses, reported back applioution
of Edward Hughes for tavern license,
and recommended same be granted.
Alderman Wigg sumbitted tho follow?
ing report, which WOH adopted:
The Special Committee on City Hall
respectfully report that plans for same
have liocu submitted by Messrs. Leo,
Rogers, aud Allen & PurkinB. The
committee huvo unanimously adopted
the plan of Messrs. Allon & Parkins, us
the ono, in their judgment, most suita?
ble, and respectfully present tho tja ru o to
Council for their approval. All of which
is submitted. (Signed)
W. HUTSON WIGG,
Alderman Cooper submitted the fol?
lowing report, which was adoptod:
The Speoial Committee on New
Market beg leave to submit tho follow?
ing report : That they have examined the
plans of new market from Messrs.
Rogers nud A. Y. Lue, and have adopted
Mr. Loo's plan. The committee beg
leave to report that they have decided to
build the marketon Assembly street, be?
tween Washington and Plain streets.
(Signed) AUGUSTUS COOPER,
* S. B. THOMPSON,
C. MINO RT.
His Houor the Mayor presented writ?
ten opinion in exlenso relative to convey?
ance of Fair Ground title to certain gen?
tlemen by previous Council.
? By Alderman Thompson-Resolved,
That the City Attorney be instructed to
institute the legal proceedings necessary
to assert the title of the city of Colum?
bia to tho Agricultural Fair Grounds,
und to restoro tho control thereof to tho
By Aldorman Thompson-Resolved,
That it is not the intention ot the City
Council to interiore with the use of thu
Agricultural Fair Grounds by the Agri?
cultural Society, but in every way prac?
ticable will advance its interests and fa?
cilitate its laudable operations. Adopted.
By Alderman Bmith-Resolved, That
Mrs. E. McKonnn be paid 825 for one
months' services as teacher of free com?
mon school in the oit j, for Juno, 1871.
By Aldorman Simons-Resolved, That
his Honor the Mayor be authorized to
have snob alterations made to Mayor's
Court Room, in jail building, as may bo
necessary to enlurge same; it being at
prosont entirely too small for the accom?
modation of prisoners and witnesses
summoned before the Mayor. Adopted.
By Aldermen Donuy-Resolved, That
tho bodies now inte, red in tho old Pot?
ter's Field shall bo removed and re-inter?
red in the new Potter's Feld.
Resolved, That tho Clork of Council
shall advertise for proposals to do this
work by contraot.
Resolved, That, in removing tho bodieB,
tho bones which may not bo encased
shall bo properly boxed before being re?
moved, and oil mementoes or bead-stones
which may now bo upon tho graves shall
also be removed and placed upon the new
Resolved, That any person who may
have relatives or friends buried in tho
old Potter's Field are hereby given tho
privilege of removing said bodies, from
and after this date.
By Alderman Denny-Resolved, That
ibu City Clork ia hereby instructed to ad?
vertise- for bids for the position of City
Weigher, in accordance with an ordi?
nance of the city re-enaoted and ratified
on tho 9th Moy, 1871.
On motion of Alderman Thompson,
the consideration of the resolution was
postponed until next meeting.
His Honor tho Mayor presented new
mien, regulations and order of busiuess
for Counoil, which were road and
On motion of Alderman Taylor, Conn
oil adjourned lo meet Tuesday, August
1, 1871. WM. J. ETTEJR,
A lady, calling herself Mrs. Hortense
Watson, alleged to be the wifo of Judge
Watson, of California, was prosecuted
by tho proprietor of tho Coleman House,
New York, on the 22d, for bur hotel bill.
Having no means of payment, Judge
Shnndley neut her to the penitentiary
for two months. Sh o swooned on hear?
ing tho sentence.
Eiooal it ?mo.
. PHCK^IXIA?TA.--Thsrprico ol ?ingle
soples of the PHCENIX-?B Ave coats.
We would suggest to por?ous who have
sot yet returned their personal property
to do so at once, and save the penalty of
Qfty pur ceut. Mr. Caluau's office ia in
tho Court House.
Dr. Moore leave? Columbia, to-mor?
row, for a rejuvenating trip of ten days
or two weeks. Persons in immediate
need of his services are requested to call
C. F. Jackson, Esq , furnished UB, yes?
terday, with late Northern papers^ Ho
made a rapid trip-only a weekr-and
picked up a number of bargains, whiah
bis customers will obtain the benefit of.
A bawl room-the nursery.
About 4 o'olock, yesterdoy afternoon,
an unexplained fire broke out in a cow?
house, adjoining a large ohioken ooop,
on the premises owned by J. H. Sawyer,
Esq., and occupied by Capt. A. G. Bre
nizer, North-east corner! Marion and
Washington streets. As no fire had been
used near the premises during the day,
it is supposed that it was tho work of au
incendiary. The timely arrival of the
Pal mottoes prevented a further confla?
gration. Upon the roturn of the Inde?
pendents from the Qre their machine was
tested and found to be in capital working
Quiet conscience gives sweet sleep.
Richest is he that wants least.
Small faults indulgod aro little thieves
that lot in greater. .
Tho heated term is again upon us, and
boiling down was resumed, yesterday.
What a world of gossip would be pre?
vented, if it was only remembered that e
person who tells you of the faults ol
others intends to toll others of youl
A sensational report was in circulation
yesterday, that there had been a difficul
ty io Yorkville with reference to the Ki
Klux Committee, but nothing serious ro
suited. We oould not trace the report t<
any reliable eourae.
Au up-truin-a short skirt.
The police will, to day, commence J
raid on dogs found in thc streets withon
Our merchants, and others wishing ti
prepare for the full business, will pleas?
take uotice that the PHOENIX office i
supplied with all necessary material fo
as handsome carda, bill heads, posters
circulars, and other printing that mayb
desired, SB any office in the city. Givi
us a call and test our work.
The engineor of tho Langley Factor}
thinks operations can be resumed ii
about thirty dayB.
The plans of Mr. A. Y. Leo for th
new market house have been selected b;
tho City Council.
Modesty is a guard to virLue.
The mechanics of Columbia will hav
a barbecue at Millwood, on tho Soutl
Carolina Railroad, this day, (Thun
day.) Trains will rim to Millwood at
A. M. uud 1 P. M. Tickets cm be ha*
of either of the following gentlemen
who compose the committee of arrange
men ts: Messrs. B. Barry, W. K. Ses:
ford, M. Roach, J. Howey, and Thoma
Kyall. Dinner will be sorved nt 2 P. M
The Firemen's Rand have kindly ol
fered to furnish in us io for the occasion
We have again to thank Mr. H. G
Querry for a. monster water-melon, c
the Bradford species, from Augusta, Ga
The following was tho rango of th
thermometer at tho Pollock House yes
day: 7 A. M., 70; 12 M., 80; 2 P. M., 81
GP. M., 82.
At the regular meeting of the Boat
of Health, held yesterday, the city wa
reported in a generally cleanly oonditior
Two or threo nuisances were report?e
which will be abated soon.
The owner of a lost pocket-book ca
obtain it by calling at PHOENIX office an
Not to hear conscience is tho way t
Proud look-j make foal work in fa i
Mr. Duhme, of the "Cottage House,
publishes his pronunoiamento this mon
lng. Hi? "House" is convenient and rt
A pretty pooket-book has been paten
sd for ladies. It can "neither be loi
nor stolen," as it is attached by an ingi
uious contrivance to the paim of th
The City Counoil, wo regret to statt
ire about to undertake an interminabl
md unnecessary job-the removal <
'.bo bones and ashes of the dead deposit
)d in Potter's Field. This spot ha
seen a pnblio burial ground for ove
io ven ty-o ne years; and it seems al mot
(infill to disturb tho remains now. Lc
he dead rest. We earnestly hope th
natter will be re-considered, ns this un
?lied-for proceeding will be bitterly ori
tosed by those who have friends ant
datives interred thoro. Have tho lo
uoperly euolosed, rather.
' Mm AB6????^E?T8.- Th4'Northoro
A. M, GuRrloatoa dfty: wail Opoaaj.4.00
F? M.; OIOBOB 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 0.80 A: M. ; closes COO
P. M. Greenville mail opens ' 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 >A.. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Snnday office open from 8 to 4 P. M.
A FORTY-POUNDER MELON.-We seo it
stated that Fernandina has been luxuri?
ating in forty pound melons. Wo, too,
oan claim such product? for this city, or
its vicinity. On yesterday, we had the
pleasure of testing the merits of one of
Mr. James E. Blaok's famous water?
melons, from his farm in the suburbs.
Wo can commend it. This melon
weighed full forty pounds ?nd was sweet,
j oool and ambrosial-fit food for the my
? tbologioal gods who dwelt on "high
Olympus." Against any melon that Flo?
rida cac produce, we are willing to place
one of Mr. Blaok's Columbians. Wo
must say, however, that these melon
laurels, doubtless, belong rather to Mr.
Black, senior, than to his son, so full of
RUBATI CAROLINIAN.-The August
nu rubor of this magazine is promptly to
hand, and contains the usual variety of
interesting and instructivo matter. Be?
sides quite a number :.<? standard contri
, butions on various topics, there is a mass
of correspondence from all parts of the
ooantry that cannot fail to keep the
farmers well posted in what is being
I done by their friends in other localities.
I The sources of information of the Kural
Carolinian are not confined to, tho South
I ern States or the United States, but are
extended to South America and Europe,
and indeed to all patts of tho world, bus
everything is written with adview- to
j benefit Southern agriculture, and infor
I mation is given from other parts only on
snob subjects as aro kindred to, or bear
directly upon, the cultiva lion of tho soil
nf the Southern United States. ' The
price-of the Rural and tho WEEKLY
GLEANER, (published in Columbia,) is
04 por annum. ' . 1 '
A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
Wo are pleased to see that a movement,
having for its object , the establish ment
of a thoroughly-organized, public hos?
pital, has at last been inaugurated. Dr.
George S. Trezevant, ns will bo seen by
the proceedings bf the City Council,
published this morning, brought to their
attention a plan by. which we think this
great desideratum, may be obtained. It
is aa follows: That a grant pf the college
chapel, situated at tho foot of Sumter
street, which has never been of any use
since its erection, be obtained from the
Legislature, and suoh an appropriation
as may be necessary to fit it up. That
it be supported by a joint appropriation
from the. State and oity, and be orga?
nized as on independent institution,'
such as the lnnatio asylum, or any other
publia charity; to bounder the supervi?
sion of a board of trustees, appointed
jointly by the city and L?gislature. This
body to appoint the officers, viz: an
attending physician and surgeon, and a
bouse apothecary, who can also do.tho
dispensing of the city to the siok who are
treated at home. The doctor's experi?
ence in hospital service, as well as that
derived from his former position aa City
Physician, well qualify him for giving
reliable advice in this matter. We
understand that he already has the pro?
mise of all the assistance in their power
from influential members of the Legis?
lature, os well OB tho approbation of
many of oar leading citizens. We there?
fore wish him God-speed in his philan?
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
E. Hope-Coffee, Flour and Oats.
C. F. Jackson-Nows.
John Waties-Pup Lost.
C. H. Dnhme-The Cottage House.
Meeting Acacia Lodge.
Ma. P. P. TOALE'S Naw Owwim AHD BALKS
ROOMS-We are happy to inform our readers
that their old acquaintance. Mr. P. P. Toale,
while continuing bia manufactory of doors,
eaahea, blinds, eto., on Horlbeok's wharf,
Charleston, B. C., has opened a handaomo
office and extensive sales- rooms at No. 20
Hayno stroet. where they will find lt more
convenient to call on him when they visit the
city. The salea rooms extend to Mo. SS
l'iuckney street, where there is another en?
trance. Send and ?st a new and extended
prioe li?t or latest styles, etc. See advertise?
ment. July tl lmoxt
NOTIOB TO OBOOEBS.-An unpriooipled firm
have reoently been copying our advertise?
ments entire, with tho single exotption of
tfubstituting- their name in placo of oars.
The imposition, although well calculated to
deceive your onstomera, oan bo easily avoided
by a little caro on your part to see that Doo
ixt'? YEAST Pow OK B fs the one they are
searching for. While tho action of tho party
only adds further testimony to tho popularity
of our Yeast Powder, we doom this caution
necessary, not only for yonr protection, bnt
that of the oustomor. DOOLEY A BBOTUBB,
69 Now atroot, Now York. July 25 JS
OFFICIAL RAFFLE NOMBEBB Charleston Chart .
tablo Association, for benefit FreoSohool fund:
RAFFLE OLAS8 NO. 101- Aforttinsr-J?dj/ 26.
Witnoss our hands, at Charleston, this 26th
lay of July, 1871. FENN PECK,
July 27 Sworn CommiBsionors.