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Friday Mornintr, August 18.1871,
Colonel Blanton Duncan, of Ken tucky,
just returned from Europe, whore he has
been in intimate sooial relations with tbe
French imperial family, was interviewed
by a World reporter. Napoleon believes
in his early restoration; that the govern?
ment of M. Thiers is regarded uti a mere
mako-sbift, and that his death at this
timo would be followed by auother civil
war. Gambetta is looked upon as an
ambitious, intriguing, ablo man. Ba?
zaine waits for history to justify him.
Leboeuf is a "wretched creature." The
Empress is well, and intends to send tho
Priueu Imperial on a tour through tho
United States whenever he is old enough
to appreciate this big country. Colonel
Duncan believes that England is threat?
ened with serious revolutionary troubles.
SXUE PLEASANTON AFFAIR.-This pro?
mises to load to an angry quarrel in tho
Radical party and to some uusuvory de?
velopments. Fleasanton will fight the
nomination of his successor fiercely be?
fore the Senate, so as to give Grant a
-tanto of tho sweets of the tenure-of-oflloo
.Hot. A correspondent of tho World re
.ports that Douglass, who was in the reve?
nue service in Pennsylvania, stands on
the books asa defaulter to the amount ol
: $2,277.15. Boutwell is also said to bo a
..defaulter to the sum of $2,258,000. A
wepy '.good couple to run tho Treasury
"machinel for their own good, if for that
of nobody else. General Grant is said
to huve removed Pleasonton under com?
pulsion. Boutwell was inexorable. He
??ut a messenger to Long Branch, and
required the President to come on at
.once and decapitate the odious Commis?
sioner. Grant obeyed. Boutwell seems
to have some mysterious hold on Graut!
What can it be? Mr. Fish and Mr.
Robeson absented themselvas from Wash?
ington-refusing to take any part in the
? ? tr ?
THE YEAR OP DISASTERS.-The year
1871 will be memorable in history as the
year of disasters. There have been
moro collisions of steamers and railway
trains-moro breaking through of
bridges-more explosions of nitro-gly?
cerine, petroleum, gnu cotton and pow?
der, steam boilers, ?fco.-moro drown?
ings-more murders, and, above all,
.more deaths by lightning than wo have
-ever known to be crowded in tbe space
.of one short year. And the accidents
have boen far moro des true ti ve of li Te
than accidents have heretofore, boen. It
was told us by the telegraph, a fow days
-ago, that tho doaths occasioned by tho
explosion of tho steam ferry boat West?
field, at the foot of Whitehall .street,
Now York, some two weeks ago, were
more numerous than all the doatbs from
all the explosions that had occurred dur?
ing the last two years, "18 GO and 1870.
The oxplosioo of the gas in tho coal
mines of Pennsylvania last spring killed
more men than bad been killed in the
-same way duriug tbe whole of the year
before. Wo have recorded, within lhe
'last two months, an account of more
.deaths from tho breaking through of
-railroad bridges than we remember hav?
ing ever heard of previously. And to
crown all, we seldom pick up un ex?
change that contains no account of somo
disaster by lightning. This thing is cer?
tainly remarkable, to say tbs least.
THE COREAN WAR CONTINUED.- Tko
United States squadron in the Eastern
Pacific Ocean, has again attacked the
Coreaos; has destroyed forts, killed
large numbers of the people and filled
the rest with hatred and horror towards
-our nation. Thin has been done, appa?
rently, at a loss of but few lives, and ut
-a comparatively small expense for war
.-materials; and we have won all the glory
?victory over barbarians can bring to
.civilized men. But we have won nothing
moro. Tho Coreana are moro deter?
mined than ever to have no communica?
tion with us; any of our vessels which
.?cnay be drivon among them by stress of
?weather, or wrecked upon their coasts,
-aro sure to be treated with greater bar?
barity than before; and so purposeless
?was tho conflict that the attacking party
'lind to release its own prisoners uncondi?
tionally, and our fleet was burdened
with worthless deserters and refugees
whom it had to carry away. In a recen \
-editorial upon this subjeot, the New
3Tork Evening Post says:
-"Is it not time to deviso some other
?way of persuading savages to civilization
than by killing and mutilating them?
If no better way can bo found of dealing
with thom, would it not be wise to let
them alone altogether? And is tbero in
?ny recognized codo of morality or of
public law, any grant to us of tho right
of compelling a nation to hold communi?
cation with us, against its will? These
questions certainly deserve considera
?ttOD, even if tbe recent attack upon tho
Coreana should prove to have been hilly
justified byan exceptional provocation."
Tho Cariosities of Crime-Wita Peter
Thia extraordinary ease bas exoited
considerable interest throughout the
country. W> copy the following-inter?
esting statoment pf the jouditjou pf
things from tho Cincinnati Enquirer:
Tho good pooplo of Madison County,
of all ages, sexes, colors and conditions,
think aud speak of nothing but thu great
poisoning caso, wherein the wife of a
Now York banker is charged with ad?
ministering arsenic to her first husband,
in ordo?* to marry a man youuger in
years, but not BO great in wealth.
Opinions as to the guilt or iunooeDco of
the-woman charged with' tho Borgiuu
crime of poisoning her husband are
aboot eqnully divided. The oldest aud
best citizens believe in ber innocence;
others, equally respectable, in her guilt.
Peter Buffenburg, (not Puffonberger.)
the husband of tho woman charged with
poisoning him, was married about the
year 18G0 to Angeline Hutson, the
daughter of a farmer in moderate cir?
cumstances. When married, Peter, was
an old bachelor, verging on seventy
years-the blushing bride a little upward
of twenty, fair to look upon, with a well
rounded form, the organ of amativeness
well developed on her cranium and in
her character. The gay bridegroom,
although near the throo-scoro-yoars-and
ten allotted by the Psalmist to mau on
earth, still loved a good-looking las?, and
was fond of her society. For one of hie
age, he was halo and hearty. Ho was
rich-one of the nabobs of the stock
raisers of Madison County-counting hit
acres by the thousands, and thousands
of cattle on tho plains he could count nt
his own. On his woddiDg-trip, he vi?
sited Cincinnati, aud there, at the Burne!
House, be met B. Colburn, of New
York, a World reporter, to whom he in?
troduced his wife. Between the fair
headed youth from New York and thc
brunette bride there was love at firs!
Bight. The intimaoy was kept up until
the death of Buffenburg and his burial
when, in the lapse of a year's time, thc
widow changed ber mourning to the gaj
dress of a bride, and became Mrs. Ango
For a year or two before Buffenburg'
death, be had been sick. For n year be
fore bo died, bo was confined in hi
room. In justice to the woman obargei
with the crime of murdering him, let i
be recorded that she was a faithful nurse
and tended to him as a loving wife. Be
fore be died, be gave her, of bis ow)
freo will, a farm of COO acres of the rich
est soil, worth then between 835,000 anj
$-10,000. At his death, Buffenburg lei
property and lands, money and persons
property, worth near $750,000. It wu
a mistake to say ho willed tho propert
to bis wife and ber children, so that sh
could control it. He made no will, bi
left his large property to be settled as th
law directs when no will is made.
Mr. B. T. Colburn, the second bm
band of the former Angeline Hutsoi
was on the World's staff of reporto!
before and during the war. Ho wt
with Grantat Vicksburg, aud in ninnie
the butteries at that place be was cu]
turua and held for a time as a prisoui
by tho Confederate General Pembertoi
After bis release, be entered the bank <
Fisk, Hatch & Co., No. 5 Nassau stree
New York, whero he is still. Since h
marriage with his lady love, relict of tl
late Mr. Buffoobnrg, ho has resided :
Flizabethtowu, New Jersey.
Tho late Peter Buffenburg, whou 1
died or was murdered, left two ohildre
one a young lady, now eighteen, tl
other a miss of six. The devoted attc
tiou of Colburn to Mrs. B. before tl
death of ber husband, the talk that w
aboot their iutimaoy, the fact that Mi
B. in her girl and in her wifo lifo w
not above suspicion, caused many
charge that both children were the o
spring of illicit love, and that their 1
ther was Colburn. Against this is t!
faot that Buffenburg was dark, very dar
Mrs. B. was a few shades lighter, whi
Colburn was white-haired. Tho eldt
daughter looks like her mother's lu
band. The second daughter is mu
darker in complexion than her motht
and neither has, in form or feature, a:
resemblance to Colburn. That Built:
burg, niter being buried for five yea
was disinterred, and bis stomach at
ly/.ed by the best poison chemist in t
United States, and found to conto
largo quantities of arsenic, is a fact w
established. How it came thero is t
Tho following is the statement of PJ
I analyzed tho stomach of a pcrs
brought to mn forthat purpose, and st
to bo that of Peter Buffenburg, Mutlis
County, Ohio, deceased. I fouud ar
nio in said stomach anti liver. I, tl
day, handed my official report to t
coroner of Madison County, who v
submit it and the whole case to the ju
which convenes in London, Ohio,
morrow, to try tho case, when my o
cial report will be made public
Mrs. Buffenburg was young when ?
married ber husband-too young
marry bim for love. When be died, t
was suspected of loving another. I
lover was her frequent visitor, and, it
said, was at home when he died. It
also said that when the body was dis
tc rr ed and the stomaoh sent toProfes:
Wormly for analyzation, Colburn ca
to Columbus to get possession of it, I
failed. Against this idea of mnrdoi
tho faot that the old man was then o
eighty years old, and that soon, in I
eourso of nature, bo must drop <
Against the plea is the faot that all <
Buffenburg race wero long lived, mr
of them living to be 100 and upward.
Tho friends of the woman allego th
if poisoned, it must have been witln
her knowledgo, for she was a lov:
wife, and all the care she took of !
"old man" during his long illness. 1
poison might have been atliniuiste
before bis death; it might have been
jcoted into tho stomaoh after bis deo
or even after his burial, for ulterior p
poses. Against this latter is tho f
that the gravo was BO constructed as to
be hermetically sealed, and could not be
broken into without leaving marks easily
discernible. Tho. body was well pre?
served; evidences of a petrifying pro
oess going on were discernible.,
j One of A the proofs brought against the
wife to make her oommit the deed was to
get possession of his fortuno as the
widow, and of that of her children as
their natural guardian. Against this is
tbe fact that no will was made. She got
but that which the law gave ber, and she
never made an nttompt to get the chil?
dren's property iuto hor hands. With
ber f?ll consent, it is said, WushingtoD
Wi thor ow. not at all related, was ap?
pointed guardian to tho children by the
Probate Court, and be is n gentleman of
wealth and high position. Not one acre
of tho property bas boon Bold-not a
ao?t, so far aa can bo found, of Mrs.
Buffonburg's property from her first
husband's estate han ever boen used by
Colbnru in his New York banking ope?
rations. Tho loose persouul property
was Bold, the estuto was Bottled two years
since, and the whole affair closed.
But why this last attempt to fasten
murdor on an iunocent womuu, if inno?
cent ?ho be? Aye, here's the rub, and
thereby hangs a tule, which adds lo tho
mystery, if one-half the nccouuts your
correspondent gets while ransacking
Madison County for a cluo to tho great
poisoning case, bo true.
Peter Buffeuburg .bad a Bister who
married a man named Peterson. Her
daughter married a mau named Malay
Thumpsun, who procured Uie body to bo
raised, sent the stomach tn Prof. Worm
ly to be analyzed, and paid him $500 for
Thompson also gave tho information
that a requisition had been sent to New
York for tho nrre?t of the parties, and
that Mrs. Colburu had been urrested.
No requisition had been sent-no arrest
bas been made. If Mm. Colburu is
hung for the murder, and her children
proven to be not heirs of Buffeuburg,
then tho family that Thompson is at?
tached to will get the property. This is
assigned as ono reason for his conduct.
Another is to black-mail the parties in
As a man, all citizens give this party
by tbe Darno of Thompson a'bad:cbarac
ter. He was arrested by Col. Wood and
his detective force for counterfeiting,
and full evidence 1 was found npon his
premises to convict him. That night bo
escaped from bis captors. Subsequently
be was indicted for counterfeiting in tho
United States Court at Cleveland nnd in
Pending the indictments, bo was, by
some hocus-pocus, enrolled in the United
States Detective Corps of the same Col.
Wood, and the pending indictments
against bim were either nollied or suf?
fered to romain dead letters in the court
house. While in the defectivo business,
ho was arrested for feloniously breaking
open the sufe of the treasury of Viuton
County, but broke jail and escaped. I
talked with many citizens of Madison
Couuty, but no man gave Thompson
anything but a bad character.
Thus I have, after patient search,
giveu such facts as I could collect from
trustworthy sources. Bullen burg had
poison in bis stomach after being five
years buried. When was it put thoro
and who did the deed? Suspicious cir?
cumstances point to the wife; but other
circumstances-the vindictive character
of tho prosecutor, and the bad character
of tho ohiof manager of it-go far to
show that if guilty of other cr?ines, sbo
may be innocent of tho greatest of all
As announced in a telegram from Lon?
don, Ohio, August 10, the coroner's jury
in the Buffeuburg case concluded its
labors Thursday. Further accounts givo
the following particulars:
Dr. Collins, who attended Buffeuburg,
testified that bo attended bim almost
daily from August 3, till September 20,
18G7, when be died. He treated him
for consumption, and saw no traces of
arsenic poisoning. He did not prescribe
arsenic, nt least three or for years pre?
vious to his death.
After an absence of an bouraud throe
quarters, the jury returned with tho fol?
"After hearing the ovidenoo in tho
case, wo, the jury, do find and say that
arsenic hnd been administered to said
deceased, Poter Btiffenburg, by some
unknown person or persons."
Tho jury was ooroposed of tbe bout
citizens in the County, but their verdict
ia not regarded as very intelligent in tho
light of tho evidonoe. The coroner re?
fused the newspaper reporters access to
the original information, on the ground
that ho was advised to keep it secret. It
was then demanded ns a public docu?
ment, which any citizon has tho right to
seo, but ho obstinately persisted in re?
taining it unseen. It is now known that
no matter what might bo the verdict of
the jury, the prosecution hud determined
to arrest Mrs. Colbnrn, on tho'charge of
murder, nud it is understood that tho
arrost will bo made to-morrow.
Tho coroner bears a good namo in tho
community, but it is rumored on tho
streets to-night that he is personally in
sympathy with tho prosecutors of Mrs.
Colbnrn. The original information
upon which bo called the inquest was
filed in February last, by a man named
Vandeveevenor, a physician, from Indi?
ana, who says he is a nephew of Peter
Buffeuburg, but the wording of tho do?
cument is unknown, and it is not even
known whether it was sworn to. Ho
carno to London, last full, nnd nosed
around the County records, and also
wont out to tho Btiffenburg farm. Ho
did not appoar at tho inquest, but ar?
rived iu tbe place by rail last night, nnd
bas been closeted with the attorneys for
Tbe rumor that Mr. Belmont's horse,
Kingfisher, bad broken down is con?
firmed, and tho great race at Saratoga
botweeu him and Longfellow is un?
THB DISTWOT CONFKKENOB.-Tho Co?
lumbia District Conference, which mut
at thin place Tim red ny last, dosed its
labors ou Saturday. The Conference
was presided over by one of the bishops
of tho Methodist Church South-the
Rev. George F. Peurce--and was largely
attended by ministers und laymen from
the adjoining country. The business of
the church, so fur us we can learn, was
satisfactorily disposed of, uud wo are of
opinion that everything whioh earnest
zeal oould do for the promotion of the
aauso of religion was done, and that re?
newed energies huvo beeu brought iuto
play by the Conference in the good
causo. The attendunce of members was
very largo, over fifty being preseut. Ru
ports from the charges were presented
by clerical und lay members. From
these, the following points wero re?
vealed: The spiritual couditiou of tho
church io the district ia good; thu .Sun?
day Schools were never known to be in
a more hopeful state; the use uud salo of
ardent spirits is seldom indulged in by
members of thu church; fumily pruyer is
genorully and punctually observed; some
improvement in the liuanoial depart?
ment. Tho Bishop repeatedly addressed
tho Conference on tho various topics
mentioned. Professor Carlisle, of \Yof
ford College, Bev. C. H. Pritchard, of
Spurtanburg, and others spoke freely
Tho following gentlemen were elected
delegates to the annual conference: Dr.
J. W. Parker, J. B. Ferguson, Kev. C.
Senn, S. M. Smith. Alternates: II. T.
Wright, John R. Shuler, Bev. A. B.
Brown., J. H. Kiusier.
Tho ruligious exorcises were conduct?
ed, morning and eveuiug, in thu Presby?
terian Church, mid attended by nu unu?
sual concourse of people of ull denomi?
nations. Divine service was performed
every morniug, on which occasions
Bishop Pearce preached the sormous.
He gnve bis farewell discourse on Mun?
day nigh*, having stayed over for a lust
word to tho people of Chester. The
sermons on tho other nights were
preached by tho Buv. Mr. Zi in merman,
the Bev. Mr. Creighton, the Rev. Man?
ning Brown, aud the Rev. Mr. Pritchard.
The Methodist Church South is happy
in having for ono of its bishops mich a
mnn as George F. Peurco. We know of
no more persuasive teacher or stronger
advooato of religion thau hu is. Raving
a fine presence, a noble countenance, a
rich aud entirely sympathetic voice, they
servo to set off admirably a powerful in?
tellect aud a highly-cultivated mind.
Tho style of this minister of the gospel
is eminently popular, and, therefore,
always powerful, by the impression
made. In this State, we have beuu dis?
posed to look down upon any decidedly
popular eloquence from the pulpit, aud
in all tho churches it has been tho habit
to confino thu style of pulpit oratory to
the strict rules of the rhetoricians.
This, no doubt, is eminently proper and
entirely consonant with tho rules of good
taste, but it seems to us that tho nearest
way to tho hearts of an audience is in
the language commonly spoken, with
illustrations, sometimes, almost of tho
order of "homespun." It is a great art,
in a highly-cultivated man, such as
Bishop Pearce is, to be able to arrive ut
a pleasant aud thoroughly popular stylo
of spunking without descending from
tho gravity proper to religious discourses
or offending agaiust tho rules of good
A LAW SUIT IN PKOSWJCT.-A meeting
of tho citizens of Anderson wus held in
tho Court House on Friday night last,
for the purpose of considering futuro ac?
tion iu regard to the Air Liue Railroad.
After a full statement of tho present con?
dition of affairs was placed botar? tho
meeting, resolutions were adopted to tho
effect that tho attorneys heretofore em?
ployed be instructed to proceed at ouce
agaiust the corporation known as the
"Atlanta and Richmond Air Lino Rail?
way Company," for violation of tho
chartered rights of the peoplo of Ander?
son in refusing to construct the road by
this place. Wo expect that proceedings
will be instituted without delay, and
that a legal decision of this vexed ques?
tion will bu made at the earliest possible
moment.-A nderaon Intelligencer.
Says tho Charlotte (N. C.) Observer:
"We aro iu formed that u colored mun,
named Irving, un elder of New Hopo
Church, colored Presbyterian, of Sugar
Creek congregation, votod tho Conserva?
tive ticket at Mallard Creek precinct, in
this County, on Thursday last. On
Sunday ho was brought up by Derrick
Mooro, Cupid - Monro and Robert Hun?
ter, other elders of that church, and sus?
pended for six mouths for so voting,
with the understanding that, if iu the
meantime he did not confess ho did
wrong, at tho expiration of tho suspen?
sion., he is to bo expelled."
THE FIRST BALE.-The receipt from
Dr. Elijah H. Dowling, of Barnwell
County, of the first balo of South Caro?
lina cotton and its salo at 25 cents per
Sound, havo already boon reported,
[ow tho curious fact is noticed that this
is the third consecutive year that
Charleston has reccivod hor "first bale"
from Dr. Dowling, one of tho most suc?
cessful, practical and extensivo planters
of Barnwell County.
Little Effy Aun Chilton, of Surry
County, N. C., bad bor thigh broken and
a very narrow escape of ber lifo from a
furious ox, which she attempted to drive
off from au apple tree, recently. Her
father arrived on tho scene barely iu timo
to save her life.
Wo are pained to record tho death of
Mr. R. J. W. McCanu, au enterprising,
active aud useful citizen of this County,
and n young mau greatly esteemed by a
largo circle of friends uud acquaintances.
IA ndcrson Intelligencer.
They have a spider in Raleigh which
has upon its back a perfect representa?
tion of a human skull. Sign of war!
Mr. Samuel J. Henegan, the youngest
son of tho lalo Gov. ileuegau, died iu
Florence on the Silt inst.
PIHENIXIANA.-The price of single
copie? of the FIKKMX is five cents.
The usual weekly barbecue of tbo
"Social Club" 'will tipl come off'to-day.
For a night' or two past star gazers
(and they aro nota fbw during this warm
weather) have noticed n great number of
"shooting stars." They seem to bo un?
usually numerous, and of uncommon
size aud brilliunoy. Their velocity is
great, and they aro almost invariably fol?
lowed by loug trails of light, often visi?
ble for half a minute. Such displays are
more common in November than in Au?
Mr. J. Campbell Smith, a carpenter in
tbe employ of thu Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad, was severely cut
in tho leg, yesterday, with a drawing
knife that be was using.
What nation produces the most mar?
The telegraph Hue bas been complet?
ed to Greenville, and au ollice was
formally opened there, yesterday.
It is currently rumored that the Penn?
sylvania ("entrai Railroad is making ex?
tensive purohnses of stock in the Char?
lotte, Columbia nnd Augusta Railroad,
and iu u short time, it is intimated,
will have a controlling interest.
The Southern gas generator, now in
usu at the PIKESIX office, is much nd
mired. It is just the thing for large es?
tablishment1-; und in country towns is
in val ii ubi e.
Our merchants, and others wishing to
prepare for the fall business, will please
take notice that tbe PUO.SIX o theo is
supplied with all necessary material for
us handsome cards, bill beads, posters,
circulars, aud other printing that maybe
desired, as any offioe iu the city. Give
us a cull mid test our work:
lu "writing a hymn, don't be too par?
ticular about tho matter yo? use-its
According to a Chicago journal no
peojilo nuder Heaven can excel Ameri?
cans in the manly art of sittiug on a
bench und seeing eighteen men play ball.
What whiskey may do is shown by tin
St. Louis Dtimocrut, which describes hov
a Deputy United States Marshal go
drunk, lout u prisoner, was himself ur
rested by tho police, was dismissed bj
the Marshal, was put off a train of cars
and was run over aud killed, all in om
Counter-irritauts-People who examint
the whole Block und buy nothing.
At some of tho summer board i rf
houses the butter set before tho peopli
is like a well-defended fort-that is
rather too strong to bo cosily taken.
Tho Active and Ku Klux Base Bul
Clubs play a game this afternoon, for
faucy ball. Hulf-past 3 is the hour au<
garrison grounds the placo.
The thermometer stood as follows, a
the Pollock House, yesterday: 7 A. M.
70; 12 M., S7; 2 P. M., 87; 7 P. M., S5.
MAIL AKUANOEMESTS.-Tho Norther
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.1
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.0
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Cbarlesto
night mail opens G.30 A. M.; closes G.0
P. M. Greenville mail opens G.45 I
M.; closes G.00 A. M. Western ma
opeus 0.00 A. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. O
Sunday ollice open from 3 to 4 P. M.
Buitai*AH9-How TO GET RID OF TIIEV
Just nt this time, tho subject of borgia]
ie attracting tho attention of the peoph
and as no ono likes to be burgled, part
culurly after night, wo agree with an e:
chango in making some important suj
gestions in reference to the matter:
During this bot weather, when th
thermometer gets up so high that foll
havo to get upon u chair to look at i
peoplo want to enjoy thoir nights snoo;
lng as comfortably as possible; and, i
order to do so, it is necessary to admit t
much air iuto their sleeping npartmeu
as possiblo; therefore, before they dum
themselves into bed, they lift up the
bed-room windows, pull aside the cu
tains, and "everything is lovely." Tl
lazy, prowling scamps who eke out a pr
curious cXis?o?OO by blouliug and deal
beating, go around ns soon as night oi
velopcs this sublunary sphere in i
murky wings, and ascertain where tin
eau make a successful bit. Between tl
hours of mid-night and 3 o'clock in tl
morning, they generally outer hons
through tho windows and commit the
foul robberies. Io nine cases out of te
these fellows onter by the windows du
ing tho summer season. By Strictly o
ecrving tho following directions, in le
thau two weeks this community wou
bo rid of that pestiferous nest of ro
bera that have preyed upon our citize
for months. Purchase n box of the mc
destructivo torpedoes manufactured, ai
spread a line of them on tho ground oe
aido your bed-room wiudow. Then |
into your bed-room and lift your wi
dows ns high as you cati, and boforo y<
lio down to sleep, load your rovolvei
When you sleep, koep your oyes opi
and a protty firm grasp on your flt
arms. Protty soon the rascals come, ai
and us they near tho wiudow to enter tl
house, they will get blown up by tho tc
pedoes. Then up with your revolve
aud shoot every mother's son of 'em
tho air, and just as they strike t
ground, you can go ont aud pu m tv
them at leisure.
The Galaxy, aa.illustrated magazine,
published in New York, G77 Broadway,
by Sheldon & Go., for September, is at
baud. Price, $4 a year, in advance.
The following onibraces eome of the con
tents, which are quite inviting: Lady
Judith-a tale of two Continents; The
Burden of Paris; Agricultural Labor at
tho South; Perpetual Mol ion; tho Nether
Side of Now York; Slain at Gettysburg;
Pearl Huuting in the Pomotors; The
Eustace Diamonds. In the scientific
department wo have: The Study of Hy
gieue; Prospects of the Solar System;
Relations of Forests to Climate; Nature
of Colors; Keeping Flour in Burrols, Sec,
Also, current literature-English, Ger?
man and French-is noticed and com?
mented upon. Also, the Galaxy Club
Room, with its contributions. A very
HOTEL ARRIVALS, August 17. - Colum?
bia Hotel-J. W. O'Brien, E. F. Swee
gan, Charleston; S. 8. Potter, Bowling
Green, Ky. ; W. A. Wendell, N. C. ; T.
E. Carter, Philadelphia; L. A. Steichel,
Sumter; A. J. Frederick, Z. W. Carwile,
Jr., S. C.; D. Zimmerman, M?BB J. Zim?
merman, Orangeborg; W. A. Bradley,
Augusta; J. A. C. Jonea, Edge?eld.
Nicketson House--T. J. Moore, city;
W. C. Norwood, Miss Patterson, Cokes
bury; Miss Withaird, LaGrnnge; F. J.
Cameron, Pine Blaff, Ark.; B. D. Town?
send, Miss Atkinson, South Carolina;
R. J. Donaldson, Cheraw; J. J. Norton,
Walhalla; J. O. Meredith, Helena; J.
Lucas und wife, Miss L. Lucas, Spartan
burg; W. D. Thomas, wife and child,
Greenville^ M?SH Bosher, Richmond; E.
H. Hamilton, Wilmington; W. L. Webb
and wife', Charleston; J.J. Norton, New?
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Gov. Scott-$500 Reward.
Hoatetter's Stomach Bitters.
W. T. Walter-Notioe.
D. Wyatt Aiken-Appointments.
OFFICIAL RAFFLE NUMHEUS Charleston Qkari
table Association, for benefit Free School fund:
RAFFLE CLASS NO. 137.-Horning-August 17.
G5-C4-G3-13 G8-1-?7-6 56-53-27-64
Witness our hands, at Charleston, this 17th
August, 1871. FENN PECK.
Augustl Sworn Coninxiasionors.
On the morning of the loth instant, at his
residence, in Newberry County, ?>n. JOHN
WILLIAM McOANTS departed thia life, in
the fifty-second year of his age, surrounded
hy his mourning family and a large number
of sorrowing friand*.
Ho was born in Fairfield District, and alter
being thoroughly echooled by pious and
Christian parents in all the higher virtues
that mark true manhood, aud having gradu?
ated in the Medical Collego, at Charleston,
he settled down in Newberry District, where,
for a quarter of a century, he devoted all of
his time and energies to the practice of hie
Although ho cast off tho garments of this
life and put on those of immortality just after
the meridian of life, yet he did morn, and left
bohiud him a brighter example than many
who pass away lull of years.
No ono in this community could have
passed away and have left a greater void, or
been more universally regretted.
He diffused and spread around him a benign
inlluouco, whether in the home of tho rich Ot
of the poor. His charities in bis profession
among the poor, both white and black, will
be remembered as long as there is ono living
who knew him. As a husband, he was de?
voted and true; as a father, kind and gene?
rous; and as a friend, warm and nteadlast.
Years ago, he united himself to the Metho?
dist Episcopal Church, and hoing conscioui
of his approaching end, ho epoke calmly ol
tho groat future which was soon to brent
upon bia vision. Conscious of having per
formed his duty while here, faithfully aiu
well, when the summons came, with his intel
lect bright and clear, he quietly yielded U]
ilia warm and generous spirit, and waa drawi
to his God.
He was followed from bia residence hy :
large cortege of sorrowing and mourning re
lativos and friends to Bauskett's Church
whore, after his funeral aorvices were per
formed by the Rev. Mr. Mood, he waa laid h;
tho side of his wlfo, where his manes now re
pose. Jiequiescat inpace.
ONE WU? KNEW HIM WELL.
NKWHKiuiY, 8. C., July 18, 1871.
Appointment of Delegates.
S3?TH CAROLINA STATE AGRICULTU
RAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY,
AUGUST 16, 1871.
Tho following gentlemen aro appointe
Delegates to represent this Society at th
meeting of tho American Pomological Sf.
cioty, at Richmond, Va., on 4th Scptembe
A. P. Wylie, E. C. McClure, Wm. Brawler
Bob't Outhrio, Joseph Foster, Rob't McDor
James H. Biou.
By order of tho Prosidont.
D. WYATT AIKEN',
Aug 18 1 Sec'y S. C. A. and M. Society.
ALL persons having claims against ti
?estato of tho late Mrs. 8. A. WALTE 1
will present them, properly attested, to
August 18 mo3 W.T.WALTER.
New Bhore Mackerel.
KIT8, half and whole barrell, for sale loi
by E. HOPE.
COAL I COAL !
SEND In your orders at onco, or you will I
donriveil of the summer rate. $15 a to
delivered. T. J. HARPER.
Cl Sf CASES Wolfe's celebrated SCHIEDA
?I O AROMATIC SCHNAPPS, Just arrivi
and for sale low by
Ang 15_JOHN AO NEW A SON.
rUST roceivod, a fine lot of "Peari" FRU
JARS, aud wo eau now supply tho nuui
rons applications for that superior style
jar. For ea lo low by
D. O. PEIXOTTO Sc 80N.
Aug 17 2 Commission Merche nt P.
?)K BBL8. NORTHERN' IRISH POT
?i O TOES. For sale low by
August 3 _ _JOHN AGNEW St SON
Blackwell's genuine Durham Smoking 1
baco at POLLOCK'S.