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CK)L??JVIBIA. 8. c.
Frilay ttorning, Beptember 1 1871.
TRAITS ov ian TIMBS.-The Now York
Express has a sententious and pointed
petiole on the baneful love of luxury,
'dissipation, idluuess, dress and show. It
4? thia makes officials corrupt, merchants
bankrupt, thousands of wives and sons
-aud daughters shams and creatures of
'"fashionable folly. . They sap the life
-blood from old time integrity, and lead
\tfae nation ia tho way of old Rome in the
palmy days of the Patricians. What is
.needed is simplicity of living and eim
'plieity of life, in the Government, in the
State, ia the city, in the churoh, in the
-family, and in the hearts of the whole
/?people. Whoever beckons this way
?joiuta the road to not only a botter, but
? ? happier existence. *
klathoro never to be any break ia the
Mong oatalogue of horrors marking so
-exceptionally the present sammer? Mast
the reader every morning be sickened,
when glancing over bis paper, by a fresh
- tale-of-wholesale slaughter through tho
bursting of boats' boilers, the collision
-<if railroad trains, or giving way of rot
ion railroad bridges? It would really
?seem as tho jgh there was to bo no end
'to such catastrophes, nor any grouter
precautions taken against their recur
r T?UC3, despite the stern lessons each
.. teaches? Let ns hope that this inquiry
will prove a strict one, and that if crimi
' nal carelessness can bo brought home to
- -tiny person, or number of persons, Bach
i ipaniahrnont will be meted oat as may
? s?rre to deter others from like crime. If
_uman life is to be accounted of any
val no at all, something must be done,
and speedily, to awaken in steamboat
?_proprietors and railroad directors some
alight regard for it.
THAT BRICK CHURCH PBOPERTX.-The
.Common Co a neil, of New York, is dis
t po oed to retaliate upon tho Daily Times
v: newspaper for re-publishing the garbled
-acoou-tsof a defunct local administra
? _on aa sp?cimens of present civic oor
? ruction. The Brick Church property,
?ti Which the Times building stands,
.*.originally belonged to the corporation of
Slew York. That corporation leased it
-to a religious congregation, at a trifling
'?-anual oharge, for ohurcb purposes.
--Out -Of that lease tho congregation
rtrumped up a claim of ownership, ant'
' tried to 6ell the land to tho Federal Go
.vernment for a post office. Tho lega
--advisors of tho Government were no
*-BAti-ned with the title which the charol
.^could give. The Times publisher!
'bought it, however, with the cloud oi
-tts title, and now tho corporation of Nev
York proposes, as it has never divestei
-itself, of its fee simple in the property
*(aad ia fact had no legal power to dis
,4>ose of its fee ia such a manner,) t<
. eject, enjoin and take all other means b
- aecuiro its rights. The "suffering tax
.'-payers," for whom the Daily Time
.. .-fleets to manifest such disiaterestei
-sympathy, aro aboat to "try conclusions
with the owners of that newspaper fo
.?he recovery of 8500,000 in real catate
. vat ot Which they have been "hocussed
'for tho benefit of the journal ia que?
<tioo. ?s Sir Lucius O'Trigger say<
'-'It's a very pretty quarrel as it stands.
^ BOWEN LOOMING- Ur AOAIN.-A Was!
viugtoa despatch to the Now York lierai
Ex-Cougreasmau Bowen, of South Cf
colina, iu a letter addressed to a fr?en
- in this city, states that since his retur
. to Charleston ho baa hoon assured of tb
? unwavering and unfaltering friendahi
-of his old constituents, mid that he i
- -confident that tho past will bo forgotte
and his claims to tho suffrage of his fo
-low-citizens be as readily acknowledge
in the future as in tho past. Ho is mot:
tioueii as tho next Republican caudidat
.for Governor of that Statu-u com pr?
mise between himself and Congrossma
Del-urge, whoso sent ho intended to coi
- test on tho meeting of Congress.
'WORSE SOARED TUAN HURT-Charlo
"'ion is utterly "demoralized," and witl
- ?at soy good reason. The o diebil ii
formation iu our possessioa is rather ei
-couraging than tho reverso, and yat tl
.speoplo are as pauic-striokea as thong
?be fever raged in half the houses in tl
city. 'Daring the week ending last Sa
urday, there wore six deaths from fove
- and, aiuco Saturday, we have reports <
eleven more. This total ot seven tee
deaths, iu niuo or tea days, does cot, v
? repeat, justify any wild excitement <
violent alarm. A lurge cumber <
< straagers have fv.;no away. This has tl
- offuot of diminishing the field ia whic
the fever would first operate, and whe:
it might gain strength foran advance s
along tho lino. A great improvement ;
-'?tho .condition of tho streets is ia pr
Tgress, aad, together with the free uso <
-disinfectants, must tead to keep tho di
.. ease within roaeoaablo bonada..
Wo do hope that tho people will cal
--their fears, uud faco tho danger, small
.grout, with manly composure. Nothil
.fa moro encouraging to Yellow Jack tin
auBtruug nerves, flaccid muscles, and tl
?th -r effects of what is inelegantly calli
a big scare.-Char leaton News,
X tryiog affair-Buying a new hat.
?rim Lust Cuu.o"-,Vii Astounding Pro.
gratitude. Though Perfectly Ab*md.
Tho foliowing is tho artioie published
in the New York Herald, u few days ago?
wbiob brought forth the rospoase from
Mr. Gilbert, of this State,/ qopiod ia
"We publish to day, with the 'strictly
aonQdeatiul' circular introducing the
document, a very remarkable pamphlet,
untitled 'Gonoesniou; or, How the Lost
Ounso may be Regaiued apd .the ludo
peudenae of the Suhth Secured. Being
an Address to my FellowiCountrymeu,
by a- Oonoessiouist, Seo. Published by
the Southern Association.' Tho 'strictly
ooafidoatial' oiroular letter is dated
'Booms of tho Southern Association,
New York, August, 1871,' though it ap?
pears to bo issued for the 'Southern As?
sociation, Washington.' Aad this is all
that we know about it, though looking
at the indignant repudiation of the 'now
departo ru' by Jeff. Davis, Alexander H.
Stephens, aad numerous other leading
Southern fire-eaters, we may say to this
extraordinary political paper as Hamlet
said to his Governor's ghost:
'Thou coru'dt in euch a questionable, shapo,
I'll apeak to thoa.'
"The document before UH is divided
into three parts. Part drat is a compact,
double distilled Southern nrgumeat, in?
tended to show that 'we, the people of
the South, aro a nation, different and
distinct from tho people of the North,'
aad that 'no effort to bind us together by
force eau succeed ' und that at best 'such
a union caa ouly be temporary.' Part
Becond eaters upon tho main question,
'how tho lost cauto may be regained,' aad
says that to this ond 'the first step is to
tura back forever upoo the venal, hypo?
critical, false-heurtcd, Yankee new de?
parture Democracy of the North,' be
canso, intent only upon the spoils of
office, 'they have ever, deluded aad de
eui ved us.' Next, 'con cen ti ato nil your
attention and energies upon your own
domestic political affairs,' and tuon, mon
of the South, having cleared the track,
you bav? only to do three things to se?
cure your independence, viz:
"First-Secure the complete control,
through the ballot-box, of the local go?
vernment of every Soatbern State.
"Second-Whoa thia is done call a
coaveutiou of the States aad eleot a
President for your Southern Confede?
"Third-Appoint a commission to
Washington to demand your independ?
ence, nod treat for a peaceable separa?
"It is contended that this plan of
op oratio na, being 'according to law,'
cannot be interfered with, aud that the
demand suggested, if firmly mode thia
time, will succeed. We ure next told
that 'North Carolina bas commenced tho
good work' in tbe impeachment of the
Radical Governor, &a. Part Third of
this 'ooncessioaist' document is 'ad?
dressed to the People of tbe North' io
favor of the separation of tho two sec?
tions, whereby 'tbe independence of the
South and the peace, prosperity and
liberty of the North are iaseparably
liaked together.' Ia other words, the
two sections oaunot be united' till they
are divided, and they, mast be separated
in order to live huraiouiou&ly together.
"Wboneo cometh this extraordinary
revolutionary doenrnent? You may call
it madness; 'but there is method ia it.'
It is ooacessioniet, aad yet it is seaes
eiouist. It preaches concession in order
to gain secession, aad, sticking a pia
here, we think there is something ia it.
We are informed, io the circular letter
aforesaid, that thisSou thorn programme
of iadepeodeuce was 'prepared by one
of tbe most distinguished of Georgia's
etatcsmeo.' Tbis ment?a, we suspect,
that Mr. A. H. Stepbens is the maa, and
upon this assumption we can acaount
for the establishment of the new South
era rights paper at Atlanta, of which be
i is the political editor, sud ia which his
whole heart is devoted to a Southern re?
pudiation of the Northera Democracy
oa their 'new departure.' Aad to
strenghthou this opinion that Mr. Ste?
phens is the author of this pamphlet, we
are told ia it (Purt Second) that 'that
glorious banner, which was BO sadly
furled at Appomattox, will oace moro
fly freely from tho Capitol nt Richmond,
and ho who of right ought to sit there
(Jeff. Davis, of course,) to preside over
our destiny, will bu reallied from bis re?
tirement, amid tho rejoicings cf a re?
"Now, all this mo3' bo very absurd;
but it cannot be denied that the South
era programme hero presented furnishes
a now and striking interpretation of the
lato speeches of Jeff'. Davis in Alabama
and Georgia on tho 'acceptance of the
situation.' Hu accepts nothing, he ad?
mits nothing, and he will do nothing
toward tho 'acceptance of the situation.'
Mr. Stephens, ia his new paper, holds
the same position. ''Fore God,' as Dog?
berry puts it, 'they ure both in a tale.'
There is evidently un understanding be?
tween thom. Davis proclaimed his posi?
tion, aud Stephens tukes it up as the
'new departure' of the 'lost cause.'
Upoa this theory there is mischief ia
this thing. It demolishes the Democratic
party in the South. It revives tho issues
of tho war in a cow shape. It explains
the Ku Klux Klans and the Ku Klux bill.
It gives color to what Gen. Grant lately
said to our correspondent at Long
Branch oa tho treaty of Washiogtoo.
He fearod another war with the South,
?nd beoco his groat desire for peace with
Euglaad. But may not this pamphlet
bo a Republican counterfeit? We hope
so; but wo fear that it is not. It bas all
the oar-mark* of a Southern manifesto,
nod, doubtless, speaks tho sentiments
aad tho purposes of a large body of
Southern mon. If there is any mao
within this call who kaows that this is
aot a Southern maaifesto let him speak;
for we leura that this pamphlet is even
now ia course of distribution to ull tbe
kuown friends of tho 'lost cause,'North,
??outb. East and Wost."
Au ill-bred mau-a sick baker.
ITALY AND GERMANY.-Many plausible
rouHous OAQ b?vfjiveu for the rumored
alliance .between Italy aud Germany, as
reported by our special despatch yester?
day. 'Italy has ?lowly but surely emau*
oipatcd herself from ' the" tutelage of
Frauen; but the Fr eue b, though fresh
from defeat, cannot be brought to ac?
cept the "situation." The. recent dt
bate-in the National Assembly bas shown
that the conservatives, who aro at pr??
sent the ruling power ia France, evince
a disposition to meddle with tho affairs
of Italy, )TMe ! majority, led on by. the
Preach clergy, talked of nothing less
thau activ? interference ia favor of the
temporal power of the Pope, and a col
lisian was only avoided by the moderate
tone of M. Thiers. Wed may Italy soy
to herself, "See tho insolence of these
French while the conqueror is still on
their soill What will they do wheu
France is fairly on hor legs agaiu?" The
question eau be easily answered. Franco
would certainly havo interfered in Rome
but for the bnd plight ia which she bas
beea placea by Germany. The policy
of France toward Italy, with ull the ap?
pearance of generosity, has ever been a
selfish one. Whatever France accom?
plished for Italy, she did for hor owu
vaia glory aud aggrandizement. Nor
was Napoleon, whoso policy was approved
by the majority Of tho French nation, a
true friend to tho Papacy. His only ob?
ject was-as it would be that of M.
Thiers if it wore not too lute io tho day
to kee)) both Italy and tho Papacy un?
der tho thumb of Frunce. The Pope
must needs remember that the bombard?
ment of Oivita Vecohia was permitted,
while Italy caunut forget that the Cbus
sepot "did wonders" ou tho poor, ill
armed patriots at .Mentana.
Italy struok tho first blow for her
emauoiputiou from French influence in
I860, when she formed an alliance with
Prussia aad guided Venice hack -from
Austria. Io the lute war, Prussia was
agaia her best ally, though there existed
no treaty of alliance. The misfortune
of France was the good form no of Italy.
The euyiog that "uti roads lend to Rome"
has once moro been exemplified, for the
Italian Goverumnuc fonud that the road
to Rome was via Sedan. Prussia has
beea more disinterested in her policy to?
ward Italy. Prussia, iu 1866, was well
abie 'to cope alone with Austria. The
battle for tho deliverance of Venice was
fought at Sadowa, not ut Cnatozzu, nnd
iu 1870, it was again Prussia that struck
the last blow for Italian unity at Sedan
Prince Bismarck, on the other hood,
knows that the talk of the French about
revanche and regaining tholoat provinces
will, soouor or later, lead to correspond?
ing uots. For tho purpose of isolating
France, aad oa the priuciple that a man
cannot have too many friends ia a groat
emergency, Germany is probably anx?
ious to secure the ulliuuoo of Italy; and
Italy, mindful of Sadowa aud Seduu,
will be only too glad to ernbruco tho op?
portunity.-New York Herald.
Tho war hus beea carried into Africa.
The feud begun between tho soldiers aad
tho aegroes at Bea Brown's house, two
weeks ugo, has grown and become embit?
tered, until, on Tuesday night, a dotaoh
meut of the gnrriaon turned out with
their bose ball clubs to huve satisfaction
for all the indignities, either real or fan?
cied, that they have received. Gu Mon?
day night, a small party of the soldiers
were ut the depot, when they ware in?
sulted and bullied by a crowd of negroes
Being too few to light successfully, they
chuso the wiser course of beating a re?
treat. Tho negroes were exultant over
this, and indulged in a great deal of
braggadocio, one being heard to say that
they made the soldiers ruo just like they
did tho whito folks last March. This,
doubtless, was at the bottom of the dis?
turbando ou Tuesday night. The ne?
groes have nothing now to brag over.
Severnl of them were severely beaten;
ooo (Ned Cain) is said to be dangerously
hurt. None of the soldiers wero hurt.
Tho solution of all thu bad blood between
the two parties is the fact that the sol?
diers atteud tho bulls and parties of the
negroes and supplant them in tho affec?
tions of the belles of their own race..
This is more than African nature eau
bear. It's noue of our funeral. If they
will only go outside of the corporate
limits, so in uot to disturb people in their
rest, they may fight liko the Kilkenny
cats. - Chester Reporter.
THE Ant LINE RAILROAD-EAHI.Y COM
rLBTloN 'io GREENVILLE -We have suti.
fuctory information that tho Air Lino
Railroad i* to be completed from Char?
lotte to Greeuvillo early uoxt. spring,
perhaps in February next. Wo ahull,
therefore, in all probability, havo direct
oouuectioa between Greenville aud New
York much sooner than tho most san?
guine have calculated. Tho finishing of
the road bctwoou Greenville und Gains
ville, Ga., will sooa follow. Already
there aro some twenty-four miles graded
this side of Gainsvillo, ready for track
lay i a g.-G reenville Enterprise.
Mr. Puilip Walker departed this life
oa Wednesday, the 23d instant, at his
home, near this town, aad was buried iu
Purity churoh gravo-yard on tho follow?
ing day. He was tho last of five bro?
thers-Adam, James, John, William and
Philip-all of whom wero boru, lived
nod died at advanced ages io this imme?
diate vicinity, aud all of whom loft be?
hind them honored aad respected memo?
ries. Mr. Philip Walkor was eighty-six
years of ago at tho timo of his doatb,
aad had never beca married.
A TELEOBAVH LINE TO YOEKVILLE.
As aa evidence of progress, wo aro
pleased to note tho fact that a sufficient
amount of stock has been subscribed by
the citizens of this piuco, ia tho North
era aad Atlaatio Telegraph Company, to
secure tho building of a branch liao from
Chester to Yorkvilln.
Mr. A. B. Jarvis, United States Gauger
at the Charleston Custom Houso, died on
tho 30th, of tho prevailing fever.
DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN Conon KO
MAN.-Francis Wi^s, formerly n trusty
servant, belonging to tire.jato Hon.
Thomas Donnetd, audnfor many year?
employed nt lien not t's M?UB in pod
tioua of responsibility, died nt his
homo iu this city yesterday mor'u
iu#, of debility, nt tho udviuced age, wo
behove, of nbnnt eighty-two years.
Franois, hotter known ns "Daddy Fran?
ois," tho faithful, sexton of Dr. Bach
man's oburch, wu's perhaps ono of tho
most respectable nod justly respected
colored men in Charleston. He'served
with great acceptability to the congrega?
tion sud thu publia ns assistant sexton of
Dr. Baokman's church, under tbo late
Francis Hill, sexton, for shoot ton
years, and at Mr. Hill's death was so
universally a favorito, thnt from that
time the vestry of St. John's retained
him os sexton, in Mr. Hill's stead, till
yesterday morning, embracing altogether
tu the service of the church a period of
about forty years. By special request of
the deceased, be will be buried by tho
vestry and oougregutiou of St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, this
m o r u i u g. - Charleston Co ur ier.
Mr. Jerome B. Stokes tells us of a
very strange discovery ho made on hts
plantation a few days ugo. For some
tinto past, he had noticed n very great
diminution in the simply of milk fur?
nished by his cows. Ou making inqui?
ries into the causo, of tho woman who
had charge of thu cows, she ttcoouuted
for it by stating that the milk was suokud
from tho cows by a litter of pigs that
stayed at night in the saino yard in
which tho cows were kept. This impro?
bable story ouly fixed deeper in his mind
the suspicion that the womau was using
tho milk for her own purposes. She
persiwttng, though, in her story, ho went
to his cow lot early in tho morning, and
there he found the cows lying quietly ou
their sides, and the pigs tuggiug away
for tbeir breakfast. Aft -rwards, wbeu
tho cows wore standing up, he saw the
pigs running ?rumu! und nuder them,
jumping up, and doing all they could to
reach the teats. These pigs, that bad
been forced to learn so early the lesson
of "root hog or die," hud lost thejr ma?
ternal progenitor nt au early day. If
any County has any smarter pigs than
these, trot 'em ont.-Chester Reporter.
' DAMAGE TO TUE KICB&JHOP.-The Sa?
vannah Republican says: "The damage
to the rice crop, from the recent storms
prevailing in this vicinity, hus been moro
serious thau was at first anticipated.
The forward rice, which had been cut,
and was lying in the fields stacked, was
totuily swept away. We have seen let?
ters from two heavy planters, who esti?
mate their loss of the grain thus harvest?
ed, in the aggregate, between 8,000 and
9,000 bushel-i. Otber planters have
doubtless ' lost correspondingly. The
growing crop not cut has not bcon eo
generally destroyed, but lins been seri?
ously injured, both in tho head and the
straw, from the loug continuance of the
wind und water."
THE WALL FLO wami is Tnounus.
Tho New York Mail has this "watering
place note:" "Tho deplorable lack of
yonug gentlomen is everywhere a great
source of grief to the complimentary
half of tho world. Landlords aro be?
sought for beaux. Exch aud every fe?
male arrival is looked upon with in
crtustng disgust. Women sit in conti?
nuous rows, upon the piazzas and
parlors, like so many wall Howers, They
danoo in puirs, promenade in couples,
and bemoan with one another. A terri?
ble-state of affairs, indeed 1"-Exchange.
AnnEvmiiE AOIUCULTUKAL FAIK.-The
Executive Committee of oar District Fair
held a meeting here, last week, for the
purpose of making arrangements for our
next fair, which is to come off on the
25th, 26th aud 27th of October uoxt
beiug two weeks boforo tho State Fair.
Tho premium list was revised and en?
larged, and duo preparations entered
into for making tho approaching fair an
occasion of great nt traction, both to ex?
hibitors and spectators;
j Abbeville Press and Banner.
REMOVAL OF DH. MANLY.-We regret
to learn that Kev. B. Manly, D. I)., will
shortly remove from our town to George?
town, Ky., ho having recently in cepted
thu posit iou of Presiduutof tho George?
town College, ut t hat place. Dr. Man ly's
removal will bo n great loss to our peo?
ple, aud also a heavy loss to the Tiioolo
gicul Seminary, his position und duties
tu that institution beiug of much im?
portance to its progr?s?.
I Greenville Mountaineer.
An examination of the population ta?
bles just issued from thu cousus ellice
shows that there are Chineso residents
in twenty-four States, nud seven out of
tho eight organized Territories. The
entire Chineso population is about
00,000, of whom all but about 1,000 aro
found tn the Pacido States and mining
A young mon, named Jesse Styera, of
Forsyth Couuty, N. C., while on tho
way to attoud a funeral of a relativo, at?
tempted to alight from his buggy to re?
pair a break of his harness, when his
horse started to run, catching tho young
man's foot in tho wheel and breaking
his login ?vo pincus between tho ankle
aud knee. He died next day.
FitESiiET.-On Saturday night inst,
this immediato scctiou was visited by u
terrille wind and rain storm. Corn was
blown in ovcry directiou. Tho streams
wcru nearly up to high-water murk. Corn
hus been seriously injnrod. Several
bridges have also boen washed nwoy.
I Keotcec Courier.
Tho editor of the Arkansas Journal
says: "Where our ofllco wus two weeks
ago, now runs tho Mississippi River.
Out of respect for the father of river?,
Tho Sisters of Morey- over ready for
deeds of morey-have .signified their
willingness to nttcud any sick household
in Chark et ?it.
YELLOW FEVER IN BEAUFORT.-The
Savannah Republican waa informell by
a goul loman yesterday that.he .hud HOI n
a letter frot? a' reliable source which
stated that the yellow fever had reach eil
Beaufort, S. C.,-having been brought
there from the phosphate,works,! where
sevon.or eight oases had prevail Jd. The
ease in Beaufort proved futul. It would
be well for the city authorities to look io
the quarantine of the uumorous bout
louds of negroes who arrive in tho city
from that place almost daily, and to
place such restrictions upon their land?
ing as in their wisdom they may deem
necessary for the safety of our city,
Tho following, trom a speoiul to the
Galveston (Texas) Netos, shows how the
Und ionia expect to control the elections
in Texas. The despatch reads: "Ou
Wednesday morning laat, before I left
Galveston, a Republican office-holder
told me that there would bo au election
thia fall, but no Democrat would be cleat?
ed. Ho would make no explanation, but
eaid ?hat would be tho result. Sicce
my arrival here, I find that the same
beliof provuils in Republican circles.
The ?State police are depended on to
carry things through."
New Orleans ia threatened with an?
other flood. Thu levee hus caved in be?
tween Carollton and Camp Parapet,
neveu tuiles above the city, und if not
repaired itu mediately, before tho river
rises cguin, tho whole of the city will bs
from four to eight feet under water.
The levee at the point where it. ia broken
is fifteen feet high, und it will not take
much of a rise to scud water through it.
lt is singular that, instead of going to
work to repair it, thu eily and State are
quarreling about whoso place it is to
A New York telegram to tho Cincin?
nati Enquirer says: "The excitement in
regard to the defeat of Longfellow at
.Saratoga still continues in sporting cir?
cles, aud tho feeliug seems quito high.
lt is considered singular that nearly all
the New York gamblers aud politicians
bet on Helmbold, aud cards a pp? a* in
thu evening pupers that the race was not
fair. This is denied, howovor, by woll
iuformed turfmen, who state that Long?
fellow was uot trained down fine enough
for the distance."
Professor J. Lawronce Smith, tbe new
President of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, is a
nativB of South Carolina, and is now a
resident of Louisville, Kentucky, where
he married a daughter of tho late Hon.
James Guthrie. He is n member of
the French Legion of Honor, and has,
besides this, had a number of decora?
tions bestowed upon lum by various
countries of Europe.
this emption the IXiily National Republi ?
can, o? Washington, D. C., of 17th in
I slant, informs the public that the G?
! veritmeut has ordered Lieutenant Geo.
S. Grimes, of the Signal Service,, U. S.
IA, to use twenty tons of gunpowder as
an indirect fertilizer, aud to establish the
theory of concussion us nu atmospheric
pu ri li er, ?fcc, &c.
Tho Memphis Appeal Icarus "from a
private despatch trom the best legal au?
thority of New York, that the Drakes of
Middle Tennessee have proved their
heiruess of the estate of Sir Franc s
Drake, consisting of ono hundred and
twenty millions dollars in cash, of which
our worthy citizen, 'one of tho old
folks,' Johu B. Drake, is tho first claim?
It is stated by the Natical GkxzHlle, bf
Now York, that the bodies of neting
Third Assistant Engineers G. W. Mc?
Gowan, H. W. Merium, A. Mitchell and
M. Shonberg, who went down with the
monitor Weehawken, iu Charleston har?
bor, on December 3d, 18G3, have been
taken from the wreck, aud are on the
way to New York.
A very destructive Aro occurred on
Saturday afternoon iu the village of Co?
nest?s, Livingston Couuty, New York.
Tho barn of Mr. Herrick was struck by
lightning aud burned. The flames ex?
tended, und the hotel, three stores, and
several bams, comprising ten buildings
iu all, being thu business portiou of tile
town, were consumed.
SUICIDE OF A CENTENARIAN. -Oa Sun?
day muming ia->t, Mrs. Mary Michaels,
said tu bu 1 IU years of age, residing with
lier sou Robert, about oue mile from
Polersbuig, Va , committed suicido by
jumping luto a well. Sue had enjoyed
generally good health, but had beeu
somewhat depressed ut lato by the death
ol ono of her old cronies.
Thc new Treasury bonds aro to be or?
namented with prominent America us.
The $50 bouda will have that of Silas
Wright; thu SlOO'a, Edwin M. Stanton;
the Sl.OUO'd, ex-President Harrison; tho
S?.UUU's, Anson Burlingame; tho ??10,
UOu's, John A. Audrow.
Tho Metropolitan Hotel, in Now York,
was opened on Monday night by a recep?
tion nud banquet to the friends of the
proprietor, Wm. M. Tweed, Jr. Mr.
Tweed's superintendent is Mr. William
Wilkinson, formerly of the St. Nicholas
Hotel, New York.
Acoouuts from Iudian Territory repre?
senta sovere drought prevailing in the
Southern part of the Territory, aud iu
Northern Texas. Vegetation is burning
I np and tho cattle all dying in many
places for want of water.
The Russian Govornmeut bas appoint*
fd tx special commission, which hus al?
ready cotnmoncud its labors, to inquire
into and report upon tho expediency of
adopting tho narrow gauge for ull the
railroads io tho empire.
Tho City Registrar reports 27 dent hs
in Charlestou fur tho week ending the
2?th ultimo-whites 7; colored 20.
Tho Now York olevated railway is a
fniiurc, aud the track, rolling stuck aud
other properly is lu bo sold ut auction.
Captain Eyre, who ran down the
Oneida, is dead.
A bad policy-Ono that lins rou out.
Jd ? o gt X X t o m s.
PUCE NI XIAN A.--The price pi single
copies of the PHONIX is five cents. .
TU o Southern gas generator, now ia
uso at tho PuaiNix office, is much ad?
mired. It is just tho thing for large es?
tablish men tn; and in country towns is
Our merchants, and others wishing to
prepare for the fall business, will please
take notico that tho PIKKNIX office is
supplied with all necessary material for
as handsome cards, bill heads, posters,
circulars, and other printing that maybe
desired, OB any office in the city. Give
us a eall and test our work.
B. R. Stewart, Esq , retires from the
editorial control of the Wionsboro Newa.
Daniel Kori beck, Esq., Clerk of the
United States Court, gives notice to the
bar, that the bankrupt docket will be
called in Greenville on the 7th inst.
Canned American club Ash are being
extensively introduced. They are actu?
ally preferable to sardines and much
oheaper. Mr. Hope has received a sup?
ply. Oue cnn is onoughfor on ordinary
Bruised peach-leaves ore said to be a
certain, easy and painless cure for warts;
and also a sure remedy for healing punc?
tures of nails, -Sro., in tho foot, either of
mau or beast.
A bust of President Grant, cot out of
soap, is the latest attempt to lather that
eminent official and immortalize bis
fondness for weak ley. We had an idea
that Grant's biographer had patronized
the "royal family" with soap enough to
last as long as bis life.
A young lady who was perfectly thun?
derstruck at hearing of hey friend's en?
gagement, bas since been provided with
Brownlow swears he wont die whale
Andy Johnson lives, and Johnson swears
he won't close his eyes while Brownlow
remains a living being. CHd Time will
sooner or later settle the question and
allay tho lifo time animosity between
"Jenny," said a landlady to-her help
the other morning, "Jenny, was there
any fire in tho kitchen last night, while
you were sitting np?" "Ouly just a
spark, ma'am,"" was the reply. The
landlady looked suspiciously at Jenny,
but the iunocent girl went on sorubbing
and humming "Katy Darli cg. "
How on earth is it that, at a party, the
guests grow thin after supper?
A so-called "meeting of tbs oitizensof
Richland" was held, yesterduy, in the
Court House, with reference to publie
schools; but ns it was not advertised, ex?
cept on tho Court House door, there was
but a slim attendanco of citizens. We
shall endeavor to furnish an nccount of
The thermometer ranged as follows, al
the Pollock House, yesterday: 7 A. M.,
74; 12 M., 73; 2 P. M., 79?;7 P. M., 76\
ANOTHER.-Mr. and Mrs. John Cald?
well are again called upon to mourn the
death of a ohiid. "Little Jack" died,
yesterday afternoon, from diphtheria.
The afflicted father is on his way home,
bat cannot reach here until to-morrow,
at hair-past 1. The family have tho sym?
pathies of the entiro community.
MAIL ARJIANOEMEMTS.-Tho Northern
mail opens at 3.OU P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M. ; closes 6.00
P. M. Grcouvillo mail opeus 6.45 P.
M. ; closo8 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opeus J).Ol) A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday oflico open from 3 to 4 P. M.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, August 31.-Nicker
son House-J. B. Alexander, Charlotte;
F. France, city; A. B. Springs, York; R.
A. Pringle, Charleston; R. P. Curry nod
wife, G. W. Ward, wife, threo children
aud servant, Mrs. Senge and child, Mrs.
L. Netherland, Augusta; Mrs. luman,
four children and survaut, Now York;
W. W. Gilrentb. Mrs. Powers and child,
Greenville; J. V. Nethers end wife, S.
C ; J. A. James, Mrs. M. J. Smith,
Ocoueo; T. S. Moorman, W. T. Tarreut,
A. M. Wioker, McD. Motts, D. B.
Wheeler, R S. Chick, J. N. Wilson,
Newberry; F. H. Greene, Orangeburg;
D. M. Renuo, W , 0. Sc A. R. R.; T. H.
Cooper, Euglo M IIB.
Columbia Hotel-ii. Lieber, L. Comer,
T. D. Wagner, wife, children and ser?
vant, W. H. Wagner, Miss Treuholm,
J. J. Adger, Mrs. A. Del Torre, Mre. J.
Moultrie, Mrs. Lee, Miss Dickinson,
Charleston; S. Johnson, W. Dudley,
New York; E. A. Rich, Dawsou, Ga.;
M. J. Rich, Outhbert, Ga. ; A. L. Roa
millat, Charlestown, Tenn.; L A.
Steiobel, Y??rkville; J. Li Solomon, Daw?
son, Ga.; F. E. Plunkett, Baltimore,
Md.; W. H. Evans', Boston, Mass.; H.
V. M. Miller, Atlanta, Ga ; W. F. Barr,
?. A. Reed, N. K. Sullivan, S. Bieckley,
Anderson; A. J. Stringor, E. B. Rice,
Belton; Miss H. F. Butler, Miss S..Y.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. A. Pringle-Cotton ?tiller.
Citizens' Havings bank.
E Hopo-Club Flab.
Dent ,t Heidt- Dissolution.
Host? to r's Stom -ch Bi???"??. .
Miss McGowan-School Notice.