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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Thursday Horning, August 31,1871.
EUROPEAN ALLIANCES.-Among tho
many rumors of treaties of alliance be?
tween European sovereigns that havo
lately boon transmitted by the Atlantic
cables is one which has some color of
probability, to tho effect that a new se?
cret treaty of alliance, defensivo und of
feneivo, has been oonoluded botweon the
Emperor of Germnny and tho King of
Italy. Tho motive of Italy in desiring
such an alliance would ovidently urine
from approhonsions that tho olerioal ten?
dencies of the French Assembly might
ultimately drive the French Government
to an active interference in favor of tho
Pope. The motivo of Prussia would
arise partially from pecuniary considera?
tions involving the security of tho in?
demnity money duo by Franco; and also
from the foot that Italy, having proved
a valuable ally in the war of 18GG, may
be as valuable again hereafter. This
alliance, however, would not provo strong
enough for all emergencies, aud hence
tho rumors of a similar treaty between
Germauy and Austria. Germany, it is
olaimed, needs Austria ns a counter?
balance against France and Russia,
?'chiefly so at tho present timo," says the
Morden Post, of Vienna, "when the
French Government is about to intro?
duce a plan for the increase of her army
to 2,000,000 men, and Germany is also
interested that the East should not fall
under the oontrol o? Russia." A Berlin
telegram states, with somo appearance
of authority, that a firm basis was laid
at tho reoent conference at Gastein,
whereby Germany and Austria are to as?
sume a joint attitude, and also that Italy
bas conditionally agreed to the same
polioy. These statements have boen
preceded by numerous vague Btories, so
intermixed with prophecies that bavo
proved falso, that the subjact bas been
looked upou almost entirely as more
speculation. It is evident, however,
that diplomacy is aotive to Bccure the
pacification of Europe by formidable
THE YELLOW FEVER.-Tho Charleston
News, of the 3D th, says:
The yellow fevor continues to oxcito
tho community, though the disease, as
yet, exhibits no especial feature of ac?
tivity in its spread or of malignity in its
type. Severul new cases aro reported,
and during tho twenty-four hours ending
at noon yesterday, there were eis deaths
resultiug from tho fover. Tho hegira of
nnacclimated residents during tho pant
two days bas boon very extensive, and
will aontinuo to-day. All the trains go
out well filled. In the event of tho fever
assuming the proportions of au epidemic,
tho fewer subjects that romain within its
reaoh tho better.
A meeting of the Executive Commit?
tee of the Howard Association of
Charleston, the vacancies being filled,
the board of officers stands as follows:
James II. Taylor, President.
Thomas S. Budd, First Vico-Presi
Peter J. Barbot, Setjpnd Vico-Preai
George H. Moffatt, Treasuror.
George S. Polzer, Secretary.
Directors.-H. F. Baker, Thomas Mc?
Carthy, T. P. Lowndes, W. H. Porou
neuu, Thomas M. Hunckel, Li. D. Low?
ry, Jacob Small, S. A. Nelson, S. Y.
Tupper, J. fl. Devereux, Joseph A.
Sanders, F. S. Holmes. B. F. Evans,
James M. Eason, W. G. Whildon, W. S.
The hotels und private houses iu Co?
lumbia uro being rapidly filled by per?
sons from the unfortunate city. Severul
merchants, wu learn, aro making arrange?
ments to go into business hore.
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Tun HON. EDMUND MARTIN.-This CH
timable gentleman died, on tho 8th in?
stant, nt his resideuco, in Beaufort
County, iu tho sbvonty-fiith year of his
ago. Mr. Martin was eminently a repre?
sentative man in his own County, (Beau?
fort,) and sorved tho people for mnuy
years iu tho State Sonato and House of
Reprosoututives. After his retirement
from public lifo ho was elected a member
of aud served in two of tho most impor?
tant conventions ever held in South
Carolina. Tho dc?ensud was a brother
of tho lato Judge Martin, of South Caro?
lina, and the uncle of tho lute General
Wm. E. Martin. He was well known
throughout tho Statu, and had, ns ho de?
served, many warm friends.
THU CAUSELESS WAR ON COREA.-Thc
New York Post condemns tho war on
Corea, and says it hopes that this lust at?
tempt of our Government to do diplo?
matic work in tho E*st at tho canuou't
month may be the last time our Chris?
tian civilization shall appear in arms be?
fore the heathens aud barbarians to ex?
tort from them grants which thoy have
the right to withhold.
MASONIC.-A now Musouio journal will
be published in the city of Washington
on tho lat of Octtrber next. Tho title
will bo Mackey's National Free Mason,
and the journal will be published month?
ly. It will bo edited by Hon. Albert G.
Mackey, now residing in Washington.
It will have many contributors from tht
different a^ctious of tho couutry.
A writer in the British Qiuiilirly, in i
paper ou .?Hereditary Legislatura," pie
sages tho ubolition of tho House o:
Lords, aud says that "exulted r::uk, do
rivod from birth alono, must bo permit
ted to die out by tho flux of time."
The Burning or Columbia, S. C.-Who
A writer in the Atlanta, QA., Planta?
tion, writing over tho signature of "B.
A. A.," says:
A few weeks ngo I saw the announce?
ment of the sadden death of Mr. T. S.
Niokeraon, tho formor proprietor of
Nickerson'B Hotel, at Columbia, S. C.,
and more recently in charge of the Sore
ven Ileane, Havannah. I saw this nowa
with rogrot, as he was a warm-hearted,
amiable aud benevolent mun, und his
aptitndo for his profession was remarka?
ble. I have heard it said that there
were more mon born to mako good Pre?
sidents of tho United States than there i
wero to bo good hotel-keepers. Mr.
Niokerson certuinly was ouo. During
the war, ho kept the best IIOUBO in the
Confederate States, and although ho was
known to bc a Unionist, yet his uniform
kindness to our soldiers mado him very
popular. He accumulated an independ?
ent fortune, maoh of which was invested
in his hotel. When Shermun WUB at
Dalton, I happened to bo in Columbia,
aud Mr. Nickerson asked mo if I thought
Sherman would ever reach Atlanta? I
roplied, Yes. Ho then said:
"Do you think ho will get to Colum?
I replied: "If hoover passes Kenne
saw Mountain, bo will sweep over the
country like the waters of a mill-dam
broke loose, and the vory point he will
make for will be Columbia."
At this Mr. Nickerson looked con?
cerned, and ho asked mo, in a very ear?
nest manner, what I would udviso him
to do in such an event. Said I:
"When Sherman gets hore, make
friends of the mammon of un righteous?
ness; place your houso, your horses,
your wines, and everything else that you
have, ut his disposal, and ask h..u to
protect yon. This is tho only course for
you to pursue. This may savo you; I
know of nothing else."
In due time Sherman reached Colum?
bia; the city was Backed and burned,
and Nickerson, like everybody else, lost
ali he hud. After the surrender, at
Charlotte, I was returning home, and in
passing through Columbia, called on
Nickerson. He was living in a small
house on the outskirts of what was once
tho city. He looked haggard, and I
may almost say despairing. After bid?
ding mo welcome, he said:
..Well, Colonel, I took your advice.
When Sherman got hero, I turned over
all I had to him and his staff. I wore
myself down in waiting on them, and at
8 o'clock, in the evening, I went to my
room and put on my slippers and throw
myself on the bed for a short nap. I
had soaroely composed myself, when
Isaac, whom yon knew well au my bil?
liard-marker, came rushing into my
room and said to me: "Mr. Nickerson,
you had better get Mrs. Nickerson ont
of this hotel; they oro going to burn this
town at 9 o'clock!' " He Buys ho was so
bewildered, that he simply remarked:
"Great God, nol"
"YOB they are," said Isaac, "beoanse I
bearii General BarncB and the officers
say that tho Oro would commence ut 9
o'clock, while I was waiting on them nt
Nickerson said tho boy'a manner was
so earnest, and bis expression so indica?
tivo of alarm, that he rushed down stairs,
and as ho approached tho ellice, he saw
the stall oiiioers examining his horse
blankets. "Groat heavens, gentlemen,
what docs this mean?" They sneeringly
replied: "We just thought we would ap?
propriate these, as you will not need
thom any more." He then went to Gen.
Barnes and bogged him to save his
house, which be agreed to do, and or
dored a detachment of men to bo in
readiuess. Nickerson then commenoed
to collect all the blankets and hud them
saturated, and even procured an eugine.
Sure enough, at 9 o'clock, the rockets
wont up, and in ten minutes tho whole
city was in flames, and thousands of
poor womon and children wore running
to and fro, shrieking aud screaming in
despair and alarm. Niokerson succeeded
in preventing the flames from reaching
his houso for some time, until a baud of
soldiers came rushing into tho houso aud
'.ailed for him to bring out a Confede
.ato flag which they hud hoard ho had.
"Bring it out, d-u you, or we will mur?
der you." Ho brought it out, and they
tramped it nuder foot and then proceed?
ed to cut tho bose and fire his houso.
"In ton minutes moro I was a ruined
mau. I stood bowildered aud brokon
spiritod, looking upon tho charred ruins
of all that was loft mo of a loug lifo of
energy and toil."
And yet Sherman says Hampton burned
Tho Now York papors for tho last
threo days have contained lengthy ac?
counts of the finding of tho dead body
of a handsome young woman, pucked in
a trunk, ut tho Hudson River depot. It
is supposed that an attempt at abortion
had been mado, but no cluo has as yet
boon obtained. The trunk into which
tho remains wero crammed in thirty-two
inches in length, oightoen in width and
fourteen inches in depth. It will be
se eu, therefore, that extraordinary pres
suro, us well as nerve, was necessary to
got the body into so small a space.
A young man iu Now Hampshire
agreed with nu acquaintance that if ho
would eat six quarts of boiled custard,
ho would swim two miles iu a pond. Tho
challenged mau disposed of the custard,
aud the next morning tho other swam to
tho prescribed poi?t, aud then turned
around and swam back iuto tho lake
Homo twenty rods, giving us a reason
that his friund, on finishing tho pudding,
lickod tho spoon, and ho wauled to do
tho square thing.
Tho Convent of tho Good Shepherd
was burucd at Cincinnati, on Thumlay
morning. Tho IOSH is estimated at 825,
0U0. Thoro wore sevonty sisters and two
hundred pupils iu the building at tho
time, all of whom escaped.
TUR I?OST CAOSE.-A. A. Gilbert, E?q.,
editor of the Sumter (S. C.) Watchman,
who ia now io Now York, publishes the
following communication in the Herald:
To THE EDITOR, OF THE HERALD: I
have read with surprise the document
purporting to be tho address of u South?
ern "Coucessionist," unfolding a s?beme
for tho establishment of Sonthern inde?
pendence iu a separate Confederacy, and
yonr editorial thereon, published iu your
issuo of the 27th instant. From my in?
timate knowledge uf Southern senti?
ment, boing a South Carolina editor of
twenty-one yenni' experience and obser?
vation, I do nut hositute to pronounce
the document alluded to a bogus pro?
duction and intended to prejudice the
South iu the outside and surrounding
world. And I think that you do Mr.
Davis and Mr. Stephens great injustice
ev eu in supposing that they could be?
come the champions of any such a eruzy
scheme, sud certainly misapprehend our
people entirely when you say that the
document, alluded to "doubtless speak;
tho sentiments and tho purposes of u
largo body of Southern men."
There iu no desire of an effort iu tin
South to renew the issues of tho war, aud
much loss a second movement to estab?
lish Southern independence, (?it bei
peaceably or otherwise; and tho idea ii
so perfectly impracticable and abuurt!
that it could scarcely outer thu brain ol
any sane man. When the document ir
question points to my own loved Statt
und calls tipou thc world to "look at tin
ever proud, chivalric and glorious Statt
of South Carolina transformed into i
burlesque African republic," it speak
truth, and a truth not half told; bu
when it proposes to cou neut that State
at t'.iis moment, with any movement o
any character looking to separation fron
the Nntiouul Government, it grossly mis
represents her people, as it does th?
whole Southern people, and tho thin)
boars upon its face its owu falsity.
The document is a ouuuiugly deviect
political trick, or supposed, no doubt, si
to be by its authors, for tho purpose o
misrepresenting the Southern people am
flinging discord and dissension into tb
ranks of tho Democracy. It is wilful];
and maliciously false when il represent
that any Southern man, and much mor
Mr. Stephens, could advise that "tb
first step is to turu our backs foreve
upon the venal, hypocritical, false-heart
ed Yankee now departure Democracy c
The people of tho South-tho honest
intelligent, respectable masses-aro ii
accord with tho Northern Dcmocrac5
aud if thoy have hopo of a change f?j
the better, that hopo is centered in th
success of that party. Tho principle
and policy of tho "new departure" wu
first promulgated anti acted upon b
Virginia, and next by South Carolina, i
her "Press Conference resolutions" an
"reform" movement, and tho able an
venerated Vallandighumbut followed tL
South in tho movement inaugurated b
him in Ohio a abort time previous to h
The peoplo of tho South aro now wi
ling to leavo the matter of platform art
nomination mainly in the hands of the
Northern brethren, convinced that tl
part they took in tho last Democrat
National Convention in this city was pr
judicial to the success of tho Preside
tial candidates; au3 whatever course tl
Northern Democracy mny deom it wi
to pursue will be oudorsed aud sustain*
by all the better musses of thu South.
I felt called tipou to nay this much
the iuterest of my section aud of trot
and trust you will give it u place in yo
RoBliixa THE DEAD.-A despatch, gi
ing particulars of tho last Mussuchusel
railway horror, says:
In tho crowd attracted by the acoide
on Saturday night were many who
proper place is behind prison bal
These robbed tho dead and the Kufleri:
wounded. Ono poor fellow, gasping f
breath, was robbed of $100 iu tho fi
minutes ho was loft alone, by some o
who was pretending to caro for hil
Thousands have visited tho scene of t
disaster. Many came from long d
tuncos, and excursion wagons were r
from tho villages about to uceo ni modi
thu curious. Tho road was cleared eui
in tho day, but mauy marks of tho ti
riblo destruction were not obliterate
Tho hunters for relics, even of such
sad event as this, were present in lui
numbers. Ono mau picked up a fing
which he carefully wrapped in his hat
kerchief to carry to his home; nuothe
piece of a foot, another u torn coat, n
about a blood-saturated stocking a gre
was gathered wrangling for its poss
Two men and a woman, in Enste
Adams County, Wisconsin, aro uccin
of whipping a littlo boy, eight years o
with a heavy iron wiro, of branding h
on the nock with a hot trou, and of cu
pelling him to bold live ennis in
hands until tho flesh and muscles w
scorched and shriveled. They aro
jail. Tho poor boy is a ROU of tho \
man by a husband now dead, and it
alleged that sho has boen tho most act
in inflicting upon her child the hor
cruellies ho has endured.
At almost every stop in lifo wo m
with young men from whom wo nut
pato wonderful things, hut of who
after careful inquiry, wo never bea
word. Tho efforvusconco of youth II
passion, and tho fresh gloss of in tell
and imagination, endow thom witt
falso bnlliaucy, which makes fools
themselves and other people. Like c
taiu chintzes, calicoes and ginghat
they show finely on their first nownc
but cannot stand tho sim and tho ru
and nssumo a very sober aspect ul
Dahlonega, Ga., reports a rumor tl
Bob Latham, of Hall County, killed t
F?deral soldiers, whoattomptod tosca
his wagon, aud was afterwards killed
the comrades of tho boys in blue.
STANDISH VS. SMITH.-Th? Hieb mond
Enquirer, quoting a paragraph from tho
Baltimore Sun, in regard to the proposi?
tion in Massachusetts to oroot a monu?
ment to Miles Standish, tho first military
leader ul the Plymouth Bottlers, says:
"Oapt. John Smith W?B a 'warrior
brave' in hit* time, aud several miles
ahead of Milos Standish in reaching
Anierioa. Lot him have n monumout iu
the Square. A statue ju full cuvaliur
dress, aud at tho unveiling all tho John
Smiths iu tho country should be ou haud.
What n sun.Hution that would mako! And
if the particular rook upon which his
head was placed to be mudo level, by
that jolly old bruiser Powhatan, can be
dug up, lut it become tho 'hoad of the
"Soriously, why should wo uot pay
proper honors to tho memory of the
great enptuiu? His nu tn o is associated
with nil that is during aud romantic in
our curliest history, and stands bright in
our IIUUUIH, and his statue ought to tied
a piuco among tho honored worthies of
Virginia. lie was our Romulus, onr
founder, and his memory should not be
To which tho Sun responds:
"It bus always been matter of mirpriiu
that a monument should not have been
ruined by Virgiuia to Cupt. Johu Smith.
12vou in ono of tho towns of Now Lug
land, to which section he gave its mime,
that tribute has buen paid to his memo?
ry. To uo uno inor? than to him is the
Kettleni'Mit of the North American cousi
justly due. Without him tho Virginia
colony would havo miserably ?igriulied.
Ho was tho first to recommond the set?
tlement of New England, and spured
neither time nor labor iu his efforts to
titivation the oolonizatiou of America.
Ile was looked upon with reverence by
the Indians, and although he sometimes
treated them with severity, they ad?
mired the pcrsoual valor which' was us
conspicuous ia the New World as the
Old, uud ugaiust his justice they never
brought any complaints. Yet this bene?
factor of America, in a statement to his
Majesty's commissioners for tho refor?
mation of Virginia, probably written
about 162-1, says that he has 'spout five
years aud moro than ?500 in tho service
ot Virgiuia und New Luglutid;' yet, he
continues, 'in ueither of t hose two coun?
tries have 1 one foot of land, nor tho
very house I builded, nor tho ground I
digged with my owu bauds.1 This plain?
tive ntterratice will bring to the reader's
mind tlio closing scenes in tho life of the
discoverer of this continent, when,
sevouty years old, his claims tejectod by
tho ti punish King, aud broken iu body,
although with intellect unimpaired, ho
had, iu his own words, 'no place to re?
pair to except au inn, and often with no?
thing to pay for his sustenance. ' Tho
marble tomb that was afterwards placed,
for very shame's sake, over his remains,
with the inscription ordered by tho King,
'To Castile and Leon a tiew world gave
Oolon,' was ono of thoso tardy acts of
reparation which, while they come too
lute for tho dead, are never too late to
retrieve from imputation of utter forget?
fulness and ingratitude the good name of
a community. In regurd to Capt. John
Smith, it hus boen no lack of apprecia?
tion ou the part of Virginia thut he has
not long ago had a suitable monument,
and indeed he has ouo iu the civilization
which he founded that will be more lust?
ing than bronze or granite. Thia, how?
ever, should not, ?ny more thnn in the
case of Washington and other illustrious
men, prevent the establishment of un
outward uud visible sigu of tho inward
sentiments of the country towards u
great publie benefactor."
THE STU KM IN Fnoicm.v.-All accounts,
both private and official, which have
reached us relativo to the storm in Flo?
rida represent tho damage done as fear?
ful. We conversed with n gentleman
who reached hero yesterdny by a round?
about route, who says that tho whole
country is under water. All the springs
luivo closod up iu consequence, and tho
damage to tho crops has been incalcula?
ble. Tho train which left here at 10.15
Sunday night had not reached its desti?
nation yesterday at 5 P. M., and it is
supposed that it has been stopped by
breakages in tho road, resulting from the
deluge of waters which has fallen during
tho last two duys. Tho wires aro down,
and no telegraphic communient iou has
reached tho railroad regarding tho cause
of tho detention.-Savannah Republican,
By un assessment just completed it
appears that the total valuation of Bos?
ton is 8012,063.550, and the number of
polls Ul, 148. Lust year tho valuation
was $534,089,400, and tho number of
polls 5(3,1)20; showing an increase in
twelve mouths of 828,571,150, and of
.1,222 polls. Tho valuation of this year
returns au averago of 810,010 per poll,
on which the Stato, city aud county tax
is 8131. The taxable bank stock is tri ven
as 801,519,541, of which 815,358,0U0 is
ou account of residents of Boston, and
8-10,1GI,541 on accouut of non-residents
BEN. BUTLER,-Bon. Butler said, in a
speech tho oilier day, that Miles Stan?
dish, tho old Puritan, was fortunato be?
cause ho lived in a ti mu wheu there wera
no newspapers. Tho Now York Sun
thinks that B. B. moutionod only a mi?
nor point, and that Milos Standish's
moro extremo felicity was that be lived
at a time wheu there wore no Ben. But?
lers. We coincido with tho Sun, for old
Miles doubtless had n supply of tino old
silver spoons, which would not have re?
mained in his possession long hud the
Beast been about.
It becomes our sad duty to chronicle
tho untimely death of Mr. Jamos V.
Murphy, from tho effects of an uver-doso
of laudanum, which, nuder a temporary
insanity, superitiducod by liquor, tho
unfortunate yoting man administered tu
himself, Sunday afternoon, about five
o'clock, from tho effects of which ho died
I Savannah llepublieaH.
DULL TIMES AND MONEY PLENTY.-A
scarcity of money was formerly supposed
tobo a siga of "dull .times or of hard
times, while, ou the other hand, when
money was plenty and to be had at low
rates, it wus a question whether wo were
uot enjoying prosperity. A people who
have plenty of money at command ought
to ho, uceording to all intelligent opi?
nion, in a prosperous way, and when
capitalists were eudeavoriug to induce
people to borrow their money at rates of
interest preposterously law, tho only iu
ferouco was that ensy times smiled "over
the community. But, actunlly, it would
bo hazardous to place too great reliance
upon such a theory. Duriug tho prnsout
year, money was to be had at lower rates
by borrowers than has boen known for a
loug time. The Bank of England was
unable to loan out as much of her sur?
plus as was desired, unless by offering
great inducements to borrowers. Tilt
rate of iutorest at tho bank lins bcoD ie
low ns two per cent, per annum, and
some of Hie .Loudon banks bavo made
loans at lower rates still, lu fact, moncj
hus boou a drug, and even in our o wt
country, where two and three per cont
per month iu tight times has not beet
unusual, large amounts have been loauce
during tho present year at four, five ant'
sis per cent, per annum. The reasoi
for this must bo because few desired tc
borrow. They do not wish to borrow
because they have uo uso for tho mouej
after they get it. Aud ali this result
from the fuct that little is doing, ant
business aud industry is at a stand-still
It will be no as long as tho Govurnmeu
paralyzes industry by unnecessary taxa
tiou, and discourages thrift by iuforminj
thrift that if she saves, the Uuitod Stute
will bo ready to demand from her th
greater portiou of her savings.
I Ph iladelph ia fnq ti irer.
THE LIMITATION or SOOTH ERN DEBT?
A recent decisiou of the United State
Supreme Court, in reference to tho ruu
mug of tho statute of limitations ii
cases where Northern creditors bel
claims aguinst residents of tho Souther
States, at tho time of tho outbreak of th
robelliou, might have been much mor
important, if sooucr matin, than it j
uow likely to bo. Tho decisiou, in faol
says that from tho time of declaration t
blockade of the Southern ports, Apri
I'd, 18G1, until the proclamation of reste
ration of Federal authority, of Angus
2t), 18GG, idl limitations were suspended
Under this decision largo amounts t
money, which might have been recovei
ed if claim had boen sooner made, wi
bo lost. Tho Statute of limitutiou
usually mua for six years after tho cre?
tion of u debt, or after tho dato of tl
last promise to pay it.
If tho Statut?) had begun to run i
18G1, and were suspended till 18GG. u
suppose tho effect will bo to eouut th
remainder of the aix years from tho la
ter time. Thus claims of four or flt
years old, in 18G1, will bo too late to Li
enforced uow. A debt which was coi
tracted ns late as tho 1st of April, 18G:
eau have a little more than a j ear, froi
the present time, to bo put in BU it fe
collection. It is, therefore, nccessar
that persons holding Southern claia
should bestir themselves. Thoso ni
fortunate creditors who now fiud th:
it is too lato to prosecute their claiu
will have a new causo to ooinplai
against tho law's delay, which, som?
times, is really the law's injustice.
DEATH AND HEAIITLESS ROIUIEKUY.-?
Monday uigbt a Mr. Subi th, who use
to keep a small store in King street, net
Trndd, died. His wife had been ill ft
some time, but is now convaloscen
While the family were in this conditio]
with no oue to attend to their nff-iirs,
heartless robbery of everything valuab
was perpetrated in the dwelling of tl
unfortunate mau. Over S10U worth i
jewelry was thus stolen, and upon tl
death of the proprietor some intrude
went to look nt his watch to see tl:
hour of his dc .li, when tho watch, wil
a g?)hl chain, was appropriated. A val
abie riug was also stolen from the ve:
hand of tho dead mau. Little care hi
been taken of these things, and tho di
bolieul thieves found no ono to oppo
or detect them. None eif tho urtiel
have been recovereel. - Charleston News
"What is a syndicate?" asked a Wei
ern schoolmaster of one of his pupil
"An original sin," was tho reply. "WI
st)V" "Because it has something to e
with money, and money is tho root of i
evil." "That's a smart answer, my boy
says tho master, "but if you indica
any moro punnish proclivities, I shall I
guilty of tho sin of punishing you wil
a rod that was notmaele by Aaron." Be
rotires, muttering in his sleeve "O
A few wooka ago, Mrs. Ann Foley at
Mrs. Mary Garrey, two elderly ladies,
West Sixteenth street. Now York, had
hostile oucounter, in the course of whit
Mrs. Foloy got the thumb of Mrs. Gu
rey between her teeth and bit it badi
Suppuration ensued from tho bite, ai
Mrs. Currey died at Bellevue Hospit
yesterday. A warrant has been i SH in
for tho homicidal bitor.
I JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE.-On Sat urda
as a negro named Recd, who had bei
coovictod of hog stealing in two case
was being conducted to jail by tho co
stablo, Mr. Albert Weeks, tho neg
broke away and attempted tt> escape. 1
was repeatedly orderest to halt, anti, <
his refusing to obey, was fired on. .
tho second shot ho fell.-Sumter News.
FATAL SHOOTING.-An affray occnm
four miles from O Iel Effingham, in M
rion County, on Tuesday? tho 15th insl
which resulted in tho death of ouo Cur
lina Cusack, colored, at the hands
Richard Osborn, colored. /
KILLED.-A nogro, on tho plantalie
of Mr. A. B. Honugan, Mai Ibero Count
recently mot bis death by nilling from
treo which bo had ascended in pursuit
Steady work-walking on a tight rep
PnozNrxxAN?.-The price bf single
copicB of the PHONIX is five cents.
Tho thermometer ranged as follows at
tho Pollock House yesterday: 7 A. M.,
72; 12 M., 82; 2 P. M.. 85; 7 P. M., 85.
The .Southern gas generator, now in
usu at tho PHONIX. o dice, is muon ad?
mired. It is just the thing for large es?
tablishments; and in country towns is
in vain nhl o.
A little hoy, three years old, who hsB
a brother of three months, gave as a rea?
son for tho latter's good conduct, "Baby
I doesn't cry tears, because bo doesn't
drink any water, and he can't cry milk."
I Among the arrivals at the Columbia
I Hotel, yes'erday, were General -John A.
Wagoner, Mayor elect of Charleston, and
Myron Fox, Esq., of the Charleston Re
Oar merchante, and others wishing to
prepare for the fall bnsiuess, will please
take notice that tho PHONIX office is
I supplied with all necessary material for
as handsome cards, bill heads, posters,
circnlars, and other printing that may bo
j desired, us any office in the city. Give
us a call and test our work.
We loam that tho Citizens' Savings
Bank has sold the stock held by that in?
stitution in the Charlotte, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad. It was a large lot,
amounting to nearly 1,200 shares. This
seems significant, aa, wc believe, Col.
Palmer is a Director in tho railroad.
Rumor lins it that, with this purchase,
the Pennsylvania Central-or other
; parties, "whom deponent knoweth not"
-hold possession of nearly 10,000 shares
-almost a controlling interest in the
, Owing to the illness of Major J. P.
: Horbach, General Agent of tho Charles
? ton Charitable Association, the mille of
awards will be suspended for the present.
Due notico will he given of their resump?
Why is a woman tying her corset like
a mau driukiug to drown care? Be?
cause in so-lacing herself she becomes
I From advance sheets of tho censas, it
appears that tho present population of
South Carolina ia 705,600, classed as fol?
lows: Whites 289,607; colored 415,814;
' Indians 124; Chinese 1.
I The water will be shut off on Blanding
street, East of Main, this morning, at 7
j MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M, Charleston duy mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens G.30 A. M.; closes 6.00
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
Sunday offico open from 3 to 4 P. M..
I HAVE ?bu ANY OLD SEQAR BOXES?
The Chicago Republican says there has
been a recent judicial decision touching
the lax upon qcgars, making it a penalty
of fifty dollars not to destroy the box
after tho segars shall have been taken
therefrom. This applies not only to tho
regular dealer in the article, but to the
consumer; end tho individual who has a
dozen empty segar boxes "kicking
around" his house, or in tho possession
of his children, had better put his foot
in them, or institute a savings bank in
order to meet the peuulty, sineo tho law
does not excuso ignorance.
SUPREME COURT DECISION, August 30.
Andrew J. Kiblor vs. John J. Bridges.
Order set aside and a new trial granted.
Opinion by Wright, A. J.
ARREST OP A THIEF.-Yesterday morn?
ing, during tho temporary absence of
Mr. L. Simons from his storo, n colored
man entered nnd secreted three watches
about his person. Before he could make
his escape, the proprietor entered and
asked what ho wanted. Tho reply was
a pair of pants. Just then the watches
were missed, and tho darkey being ac?
cused of tho theft, run off; but was
overhauled after a short race, by a gen?
tleman on horseback, who happened to
bo passing. Tho thief was carried to tho
guard house, when ho was searched and
tho watches found secreted in his shirt.
It is expooted that ho will tako up bis
quarters with Gen. Stollhrand for a eea
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
K. C. Shiver & Co.-Dry Goods.
James B. Steadman-Summons.
ll. Barry-Carolina House.
Kinsman & Howell-Factors, ito.
Milch Cowa for Sale.
Exchange House-Wet Goods.
Iii PO UT ANT TO HUinnEHS AND CoXTHACTOllS.
Wo learn fruin our Charleston exchanges that
Hr. P. P. Toaln, tho well-known manufacturer
.if Doors, Hashes, blinds, ty)., has established
a depot at No '20 Hayna street, where ho
keeps constantly on hand not only all articles
from bia own manufactory, but a HO eve ry
variety of builders' hardwaro, French and
American window glaus, both plain and orna?
mental, sUtu mantels, and, in short, every?
thing necessary lo finish handsomely a robi
d?lice, a aloro, or a church. aug 31 %