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COLUMBIA. S. CV
xhurslay Morning, September 7, 1871.
CONVENTIONS OF COLOUED MEN.-Tho
colored mon of tho United States will
hold two conventions of a national - cha?
racter this fall. The first is called a
National Convontion, nnd will moot in
St. Louis, on tho 22d of September. The
second is called a Southern Convention,
although it is thought that nearly all tho
States will be represented. It will mcot
in Col ii m bin, 8. C., on tho 18th of Oc?
tober. The avowed purpose of eaob is
consultation on matters conuectod with
tho welfare of tho oolorod race.
President Thiers is in rcoeipt of con?
gratulations from all tho great powers
of Europe on tho prolongation of bia
term of ofilao. Aa tho European powers
have a reuiarkablo facility fer sending
kind wiabos to any and overy succossful
person in power, tho French President
should put but. littlo faith in the marks
of apparent favor oud approval conferred
upon him by his fellow rulors. They
congratulate all in authority, from tho
Czar of Russia to tho President of tho
new French Republic. Louis. Nupoleou
was quito as doar to tho crowned heads
ns a Bourbon, and they esteemed Serra?
no U3 highly as Isabella, and think ns
much of Amadous au thoy did of Maxi?
milian. Genuino optimists aro thu
crowned rulora of onr'daynud genera?
tion; thoy attest in practico thoir faith
in tho maxim thn.b whatever is, is right.
Tho Gosteiu Conference is at present
a subject which exercises tho- miuds of
thu quid mines in all parts of tho civil?
ized world. Tho Emperors of Gormouy
and of Austria have met, apparently, for
friendly purposes. But when great
potentates como together, the world is
scarcely satisfied with tho suggestion
that thoir motives-aro mostly those of
friendship and respect. Something moro
serious is generally supposed to bo within
the meaning of the participants, and
how mankind may be affected by the
understandings which aro arrived at in?
terest politicians very much. All that
we know is that these Emperors mot,
and it has been suggested that the King
of Italy was invited to bo present, but
declined. Indeed, it was said at ono
time that Italy was a party to tho under?
standing of Qastein, whatover that un?
derstanding may bo. But if Italy was
not present, and now declares, as she
seems to do semi-officially, that she took
no part in tho matter, curiosity is driven
to a consideration of the probabilities in
relation to the subjects discussed and
the resolutions determined upou. What,
then, is tho object of tho Coufereneo of
Gaatoiu? Has there been a consultation
upon any political snbject interesting to
the people of Europe? Have tho poten?
tates who wore present resolved upon
anything? To all this, nothing is replied
but statements pf tho guesses mr.du by
the curious. Those persons who insist
that the conference must have hud po?
litical significance, jnmp to tho conclu?
sion that determinations were made
which monaco the future'peaco of Rus?
sia. In confirmation.of this story, it is
said that Russia is'"arming." But, as
Russia always is "arming," and the
activity at her arsenals, barracks and
dock-yards is persistent and never ceas?
ing, very little is to be mado out of that
idea. Othors say that it is Italy and the
status of tho Pope, wir'ch is to be settled
by the ngreoraeutof these two Emperors.
But if the King of Italy was invited to
the oonforeuco uud refused to partier
pate, it is an oven chance thnt his action
was caused by a belief that ho was not
particularly interested in tho object of
tho discussion, or that ho expected a de?
cision adverso to bis own desires. An?
other party is firmly of opinion that
England is now to bo taken in hand by
tho continental powers, and, as Eugland
bas lust all credit in Germany, and has
mauuged to discourage tho friendship of
the smaller States, England might well
bo tho snbject of the malevolent consul?
tation. Is it the Elstern question that
ia tb bo settled? Perhaps not. What,
thou, is th oro in the wind? Would it
not bp more sensible to accept tho thoory
tluit the declaration originally made,
that thia Interview was in tho interest of
p'eaoe, in the hops of coming to a good
understanding between tho. powors cou
cerned without the necessity of a treaty,
and that therefore' tho Conference of
Oastein is for the benefit of mankind,
and not tho foro-runnor of another
bloody and wasteful war? In the absence
of any authoritative knowledge, let us,
tho Philadelphia Inquirer suggests, ac?
cept a boliof which is honorable to
human nature. Lot ns behove that great
rulers know that happiness is best se?
cured by peaco, and aro anxious to
obtain that benefit by a proper under?
standing among themselves.
. - t ? ? ?
Jake Yoong, the colored pressman of
the Newberry Herald, died last week.
THE NEEDS OF THE SOUTH.-Tho New
York Tribune thus discourses ou what ic
considers the needs of tho South, io un
industrial' point of viow. It says:
"The first need of every Southern
State to-day is the application to its soil
of tho systom of surveys which is one of
the most beneficent dovioea for which
mankind aro indebted to our Union. If
Virginia, the Carolinas, Oeorgia and
West Virgiuia, wero surveyed into right
angled sections and parts thereof, os aro
the public lauds of the Uuited States,
their real estate would be worth at least
twenty-five per cent, moro than il. now
is, and a thousand acres of it could bo
soid where a hundred cou now be.
"Such a survey would affect no mau's
title, affect no existing boundary. No
doubt, ownors would gradually buy and
sell, exchango and release, so as to bring
their lines into conformity with the
official surveys; but thoy would do thia
only so fast und so far as their own inte?
rest should dictate. But estates of 5,(JUD
to 40,000 acres, which aro now scarcely
salable at any price, would bo readily
bought in sections, quarters and eighths,
nt rates now unattainable.
"Having been surveyed, ull tho lauds
that the ownors did not wish to retain
should be brought into market. That is
impossible, under tho present no-sys?
tom. Owners aro anxious to sell; they
would gladly neoept very low prices; but
there aro no buyers. Ho who has 1,000
or oven 5,000 acres to ?ell cannot afford
to advertise as his land should bo adver?
tised; tho cost would bo ruinous; and
probably his advertising would sell ten
other estates and uot sell his after all.
An inquirer who started Southward ex?
pressly to look ai his placo would ou
couuter so many would-be Hollers ou his
way, that ho might nover reach that placo
"Now, Ibero should bo very exteusivo
advertising of Southern lauds, not mere?
ly at tho North, but in (heat Britain aud
Germany; yet it cannot bo done in un
isolated way. Bub let all those who have
lands to soil iu Virginia put them into
tho hands of ono agent or company, and
let that agent advertise them so as to
reaoh ovory fire-side in the North and
half those of Great Britain and Germa?
ny-let him advertise so many acres in
this, so many in that County, with capa?
cities aud prices-let him make arrange?
ments with steamboats and railroads for
the cheap transportation of those in?
tending to purchase, and advertise where
and bow excursion tickets may be ob?
tained, and thero would bo uo difficulty
in selling 10,OOO.OOO.of aurea per annum.
Tho agent or compnny should pay all ex?
penses, take all risks, and be allowed a
liberal commission; such as would war?
rant and incito tho most extensive adver?
tising, and, unless exorbitant prices wero
asked, there could be no failure. We
are confident that 100,000 tenant farmers
or sons of farmers could be drawn from
the British isles alone to Virginia within
the next two years, if adequato efforts
were made to eulighten them with regard
not merely to tho cheapness and value oi
the lands, timber, &a, hut to the means
and cost of reaohing those lands, the en?
hancement of their value by railways al?
ready built or in procesa of construction,
and tho ease whorewith thoir owner
could be recalled to Europo by telegraph
and set down at his father's or brother't
door within two weeks from the despatch
of the telegram. Tho masses in Europe
know just us much of this country as wc
do of Australia, and are generally in
doubt whether Virginia is in Boston oi
a little North of Chicago. Show them
that it is within a day's ride of Now York,
with ampio and excellent harbors, buys,
rivers, ito., supplemented by canals nut
by railroads, and they will much prefci
it to tho remoter regions and harsher eli
matu of the North-west. Tho facts tbui
Indians no longer stray within hundred;
of miles of its borders, and that it hat
Episoopal Churches, roads 200 years old,
au established social order, Ac., will pre
judien multitudes iu its favor.
"The South needs moro people, great
er diversity of pursuits, more skill, mon
energy and thrift-moro mills, mon
shops, moro factories, moro furnaces
she does not need more capital than wil
inevitably flow iu ti pou her if shu cai
but utilize what she already has. Wi
submit these suggestions to her leading
minds, in tho hope that they may suv
some seeds of future thrift and pru
NEWS ABOUT THE FEVEJI.-Tho eily re
gistrar reports only ono certificate o
death from yellow fever during tho tweu
ty-four hours ending at noon yesterday
anti this death took place on Saturday
This is as cheering a statement us wi
could desiro, and moro encouraging thai
faint-hearted folk had ventured to ex
peet. Doubtless this glorious "ntitumt
weather" is doing more for us than ul
tho doctors and disinfectants in tho city
The nights and mornings aro deliciously
cool, aud tho days more like tho end o
October than tho beginning of Septem
ber. Wo may, of courso, have a returi
of tho summer heats, but, us the mos
critical fovor period is from tho first t<
the third week in September, every coo
day lessens tho chances of any serioti
augmentation ju tho number of deaths
This has boen an carly season. Thi
winter was mild, and J,ho summer tempo
rature-with tho exception of a ebor
term of rod-hot weather-has been re
mnrkably low. This caused tho opiniot
to gain ground that the back-bone of tb
summer is now hrokeu, and that ho
days for the rest of the season will bi
few aud far botweeu.
[Charleston News, 6th.
Tho following oppointmouts have beei
announced at tho Exooutive Department
John M. Beatty, Jury Oommissione
for Lancaster County, vice John Q. Cou
GeorgoL. McNcal, Trial Justice, Chea
ter, vice R. W. Boyd, resigned.
Robort M. Welch, Trial Justice, Cia
reudou, vice T. M. Braughten, resigned
Snmuol Fur man has resigned the ollie
of Trial Jtiatioe in Newberry.
Tlte Health of Charleston' ?nd the Kc
turn of Common Sense.
If it woro not for the conseqneuces, ,
tlie character of tho panio which has ?
provailed ia our neighboringcities iu re?
ference to tho few eases of lover which
have occurred ia Oharleatoa, would be
ludicrous id tho extreme. Thia journal ?
has endeavored, from the commence?
ment, to present a' truthful condition of
affairs. For the sanitary condition of
tho eily tho present administration is
clearly responsible. Thu hygeioo of tho
city has been neglected to a criminal ex?
tent. While the expenses havo been
enormous, there hus not buen tho slight?
est regard for tho public caro und securi?
ty. Tho whole action of tho authorities
has beeu au invitation for the presence
o? diseuso, where, otherwise, there
would havo boon tho most complete
heult h. Tho ouly surprise is that ibero
hus not boon a greater extent of sick?
ness. Tho fever thus far, itt our judg?
ment, has buuu tho offspring of local
causes, autl ephemeral in ils character.
Wo know that this is at wiilo variance
with exaggerated reports, which havo
Hwept Uko wild-tire throughout thu coun?
try. Dat our object is to ascertain the
truth, aud stato tho facts. Local causes
will always produce local diseuso. Open
a foul drain anywhere, whether in Now
York, Boston, or nuy othor sectioh of thu
country, and oxposo its uoutents to thu
summer's sun, or uso these us n cement,
for tho covering o? a street, und fever
will be the result.
Thia is tho direct and necessary effect
of an ascertained cause. Tho few cases
of fever which have, since tho 27th of
July, occurred in Churloatou, aro all di?
rectly traceable, to this cause. There
never has boen any Hound reason for
either panic or excitement. For the
week ending tho 20th of August, there
were, in our largo population, but neveu
deaths from fever of till kinds. This is
tho fact, as shown by tho weekly bills of
mortality. And this muy be implicitly
relied upon. It may be said thin is uot
consistent with tho reports prevalent in
Wilmington, Savannah, Augusta, aud
elsewhere Nevertheless, it is so. Anti
this only tends to illustrate the utter fal?
sity of tho reports iu refereuco to thc
health of this city, and how madness hus
ruled whero reason should have hud tho
The)0 aro a few cases of fever here,
which aro attributable entirely to local
causes. Aud when wo assert this, we
state the whole truth. To this extent it
has thus far gone and no moro-if it
were otherwise*, wo would us freely give
it utterance. Oui citizens have inaugu?
rated measures to take the health of their
city in their own hand. These already
have boon productivo of benefit, and,
with tho removal of tho local causes, we
havo every coutldunoo that all apprehen?
sions will bo allayed.
But oven with the cases of fever which
have thus far occurred, tho health of
the city compares favorably, us to thc
? mortality, with tho previous years. As
to this, ibero is no room fur doubt. It
is a matter of statistics. 1870 was n
I healthy season in Charleston. Tho mor?
tuary report for the week outliug August
20, 1870, as furnished by tho City Re
j gistrar, Dr. Robert Lobby, Sr., sobws:
Deaths-whites, 13; blacks and colorud,
21; total, 34.
! Tho mortuarj' report foi I ho week owl?
ing August 27, 1870, ns nlso furnished
by Dr. Robert Lobby, Sr., tho City Re?
gistrar, shows: Deaths-whites, 1G;
blacks and colored, 31; total, 47. And
yet for tho wook ending August 20, 1871,
when our noighboru will havo it that the
fever exists, as au epidemic, in tho fuco
of the facts, shows: Deaths-whites, 7;
blacks and colored, 20; total, 27. This
shows seven deaths less this year than
tho corresponding week of 1870.
Ia tho light of this statement, as to
which there can bo no denial, how ridi?
culous, and moro than this, how unjust,
appears tho false rumors, excitement
autl panie upon which Wilmington, Au?
gusta aud Savannah have wrought them?
selves into a condition uf unnecessary
Our Savannah exchanges, who have
been foremost in this unnecessary nod
uncalled for punic, seem restive nuder
auy comparison of tho health of Chai lea?
ton and Savannah. We need only refer
them to thu Savannah Republican, uf
the 30th ultimo, which says:
"Wo crave tho indulgence of our read?
ers. From sickness and other causes we
have boon deprived of nearly half our
usual complement of compositors for
several days past, and, ns n necessary
consequence, wo havo been compelled to
issuo tho Republican without, ils accus?
tomed umouut of news. Wo hope to be
all right in tho course of a day or two."
Wo can only say that tboro is no sick?
ness is Charleston which requires tho in?
dulgence of our readers. Our composi?
tors aro all well, attentive to their duties,
and in tho enjoyment of porfect health.
Wo will recipr?calo good for evil, and
uro ready to furnish tho Republican with
assistance from Charleston, in tho stead
of "nearly half of their compositors
laid up by sickness and othor causes,"
nod enable thom to publish their paper
with "its accustomed amount of news.''
.It is high time that this liasco as to
the health of Charleston should cease,
and the era of common sense and reason
Tho Detroit Free Press takes a gloomy
view of thiugs. It says; "No mao mau
will now sot out on u journey by rail or
water, without first closing np all his
business affairs and arranging his paperrj
so that his executors caa lind them, aud
kissing his wife and children a last fare?
well. If ho comes hack all right, ho caa
claim an interposition of Providence. If
ho comos back in pieces, bis friends caa
claim that 'they told him -o.' "
A negro went to sloop on tho track of
tho A. & G. R. R., near Dixie Station.
Ho will never sleep o i n railroad any
Briok Pomeroy is leo' ni ing in Califor?
nia on "Thu Assassination of Lincoln
Its Causes, and tho Nooessity For lt."
Tim Grciil DfutiioiiVI I>l*e<>very,
Tbe Brussels correspondent of Ibo
Journal <lcs Arts rcconiMi tho following
astounding disco very :
Aa unusual activity had been observed
for Homo time, by tho agenta of the
Rothschilds, iu calling iu their loans or
changing tho securities. Many of their
largest loans were upon tins security of
large di a m o m is pledged, especially by
the orowued heads of Europe. It is
with this class of loans that the changes
wore made. Tho causo is now a matter
of public notoriety upon thu streets of
A diamond cutter, by the name of
Grentz, had had his curiosity excited by
tho experiment annually mude at the
Ech?lo Polytechnique of putting dill*
mond scraps in a hollow iron globe, and
on exposure to grout heat, converting thu
iuterior surface into steel, by the union
of tho volatilized diamond (or puru car?
bon) with thu iron. Au examination by
him of one. of the fragments with u mi?
croscope disclosed thu fuct that the steel
surface wan coated with a film of pure
diamond. Making tho experiment him?
self, with an irou globe lilied willi dia?
mond scraps, a thick layer of diamond
WAS tho result. Repenti u g thu experi?
ment with a globe bf east steel, fully eur
lionized, nono of thu diamond material
was lost. Repeated trials, however, only
resulted in a hollow diamond globe, and
lilied with innnrneriilil?yf'i(f?.?. One defect
ho overcame by having a hollow neck
leading to the cavity iu tho steel globe,
which ho also lilied with diamond scraps.
This neck ho tightly closed with a screw
plug. When plucud in the blast furnace,
thu hollow neck wus kept vertical lo tho
central cavity. Thu result was a solid
diamond, but full of Haws. After oft
repeated trials, hu found that by h aving
the steel ball in thu blast furnace, and
allowing the iuruuco to cool oil very
gradually, tho diamond globo was free
trom nil flaws. Thu culling away of the
steel from the otttsidu of thu diamond
was a work of little difficulty; and
Grentz offered Ansulin Rothschild arose
cut diamond of thu first watur, weighing
321 carats. The size, may bu estimated
from the fact that thu Pitt dtiimoud
weighs only 136 carats.
lu answer to Rothschild's query of
where hu got the jewel, Grentz replied
that ho had made it. Rothschild, perfect?
ly incredulous, told him if hu would
make another liku it, hu would buy both.
lu a mouth, Grontz returned with a fae
simile, weighing, however, two carats
more Rothschild then promised to give
him ono million thalers for the pair, if he
would suffer himself to be conlinod for
throe months. While Rothschild had
Gronlz a close prisoner, hu aha riged all
his loans secured by diamonds; and upon
Gaeutz's rolouse, a few days ago, ho, per?
fectly satisfied with his suddenly ac?
quired wealth, mada a full aud public
disclosure of his discovery. Thu dia?
mond market bas been greatly affected.
Largo diamonds being enormously de?
preciated, while, strange to say, tho price
of small diamonds has beeu enhanced.
AN OUTLAW KILLED.-Washington
Dullard, n negro outlaw, was killed a few
nights since in Clarendon. There were
several warrants ont against him, but he
hud successfully resisted arrest-iu one
instance choking a Trial Justice, and iii
another leveling a double-barrel gun ut
tho officer who tried to taku him aud
who, thereupon, backed out and allowed
him to escapo, l?o is said to have beeu
Ku Kluxed by his owu color, the party
surrounding his bouso and being fired
upon by him, it is rumored, with Home
damiigo lo the assailants. Ho then made
a dash for tho woods and wn.s fired upon
and killed. Ile was a brother of Jim
Recd, recently killed by Constable
Weeks, and ho and his brother were
both from Clarendon. They wore run
off from there aud cunio to this County
where they continued their course of
erioro uutii thu country became loo hot
for them. Roth are now ?lead.
[ Su tn ter 1J r< itch >u a n.
In THU LAW A MOCKKKY?-WC luid oc?
casion norna time ngo to call attention to
the fact that II convict, imprisoned in our
jail, was allowed to roam the streets ad
libitum, and thought that those in charge
of such matters would take warning, but
it seems not, ns another prisoner, Grey
Gaillard, colored, nuder twelve months
sentence of his Honor Judge Graham, in
oho caso for assault aud battery with iu
teut to kill, is frequently seen driving
Gen. Whipper's buggy abuut, and yes?
terday was ou tho jailer's hor.se enjoying
himself with apparent ease, hs ho can?
tered along Mooting street. Is tho law
a mockery? Is a solemn judgment of
tho court to bo troatud with .such con?
tempt by a sheriff or a jailer? Verily
things are coming lo a pretty pass when
a man nuder sentence of tho law iu a
jail should be allowed tho freedom of
tho utrcola. Tho grand jury should
look into this ovil and present the guilty
parly.-Char lesion Co u Her.
At least six men lost thoir lives by a
singular accident on the Burlington
(Iowa) aud Missouri Railroad on Satur?
day last. A cow on tho track in frout of
two freight cars, which were being
pushed along by au eugine, threw ono of
them off at a point where four workinou
wero digging a ditch by tho sido of tho
track. This car was thrown across tho
track; tho second car was thrown up?
ward by tho lirst, aud fell over ou tho lo?
comotive, and then falling to uno side
crushed tho four workmen beneath its
ruins. Of seven or eight men on tho
car, two have already died, including tho
conductor, aud tho others woro more or
leas injured. As tho car fell over on tho
engine it knocked tho engineer senseless
and injured the firomau somewhat.
Mrs. Sallio Ward Lawrence Hnnt, of
Kentucky-once known as tho handsome
Miss Sallio Ward-is engaged upon tho
"Ilistory of a Belle," which, being an
intobiography, is lookod forward to with
considerable intorest by her numerous
MuVo Dlllttary lute* Terence.
Every day's experience noakes it moro
apparent thut Ibo purpose of tho Presi
dbUt ia to employ the army, not only in
controlling partisan conventions, after
tho fushiou in Now OrlennB, but in or?
ganizing a military plan to operate on
the Presidential election. Hence, troops
are now scattorod over tho South with a
strategic design, at tho very time that
cries como from tho frontiers and plains,
claiming protection agni nat savage in?
cursions aud murderous assaults. Thou ?
sands of soldiers aro lying idle iu South?
ern cities or tho interior, and kept there
us u stuudiug menace to peaceful pcoplo,
while tho Indian roams with impunity,
scattering desolutiou in his wild and fu?
Not many mouths have elapsed since
tho President fulminated a proclamation
against South Carolina, threatening mar?
tial law, which was notoriously instigated
by his partisan adherents, and was desti?
tute of all justification. At best, there
was ouly local disorder, which tho Go?
vernor was bound to suppress, and had
thu power to crush. Instead of exercis?
ing this authority, hu called upon tho
President informally, uud between them
a town riot was m a g ti i lied into tho pro?
portions of a State insurrection. The
whole scheme was sensational, and iu
I tended to produce thu impression that
thu Ku Klux of Radical fabrication had
moro than imaginary existence.
The .samo gui?o is to be repeated.
Then it was Governor Scott who tigured,
and now it is Suualor Scott-arcades
timbi). Thu Senator heads a committee
which, after throwing a drug-net far aud
wide, und catching swift witnesses of till
colors and character, at 82 a day, and
ten cents ti milo for travel, hus utterly
[ailed to make anybody bulieve thut
there is any Ku Klux organization iu or
out of South Caroliua. Hence, he urges
thu expedient of a now proclamation, in?
tended to have effect on tho pending
elections, and to withdraw attention
from tho frauds which havo been recent?
ly disclosed in Pennsylvania, und now
threaten tho defeat of the Radical party.
The pretext alleged by Mr. Scutt is casi
in thu old mould, und bas not even the
stump of novelty lo recommend it. Ht
pretends to havu iufurhiation that "out'
rages" have been committed in the Coun?
ties of York and Spartunburg, .whiel:
justify interference on thu part of th<
What sort of "outrages" must the}
be, the kuowlcdgo of which is cou?uee
tu Mr. Scutt, uud derived from his pur
tisan instruments iu South Carolina!
The telegraph is operating aud the mailt
travel regularly, aud yet not a word ha;
been heard of theso alleged crimes
More than this, there isa detachment o
Uuitud States troops on tho spot, tin
duty uf whose commander it is to repor
such facts to tho War Department. Yet
with ull these opportunities aud constan
communication, it is now audaciously at
tempted to impose a story ou tho public
of which nobody has heard, and upon i
flimsy and fabricated charge liko this, t<
subject iunocent people to tho terror
and penalties of martial law!
That this scheme was deliberately con
I coded fur u partisan purpose, ia no
doubted. Tho presence of Scott uni
Cameron hero, by preconcerted plat
with tho President, is corroborate
proof, if any wero needed. Aud this i
but tho beginning of a system which i
to be applied to every part of the Soutl
whenever a pretext for interference cai
he invented. Tho aim is, by this tor
turing process, and others equally crimi
nul, tu provoke n collision, and then, b;
declaring martial law aud employiuj
force, to hold States in subjection whici
ure known to ho hostile to Grant's rc
election. ' This is the meaning of th
new programme, which is to bu carrie
ont us soon us the excitement of th
Now Orleans affair shall havo subsided
Tho President hesitates on that accourt
ouly, but he adheres to tho policy c
armed intervention, just ns ho "sticks
tu San Domingo.- Washington Patriot.
A Kentucky man, who attempted t
cross a high railroad bridge atShepurd:
ville, in that State, on tho 2-iih ultime
stumbled aud fell between tho ties, bu1
fort ti nat ely, managed to grasp a tio wit
bis hamid und thoru hung dangling, wit
1UU feet of elmer fall beneath him. H
was utterly unable to regain* tho top r
tho bridge, mid ho hung on with a deal
grasp until his cries brought ussislauct
Lifted from his perilous position, he wu
led off tho bridge, ami sat down for
few minutes, apparently overcome b
thu danger through which he had passet
Then ho got up, as ho said, to go noun
walked a few steps, and fell to tho groun
dead. Phj'sicianfl, who carefully exan
iced his body, say that thero was n
bruise or wound sufficient to disabl
him, much loss canso death, and aro (
opinion that his death was cnuscd h
SAD NEWS.-News was received in th
city, last Monday; of tho death of rt
estimable ladj, Mrs. Walter Drem, i
Charlotte, N..O. Scarely ono year ag<
a large circle of thc frionds and acquain
auces of this young aud beautiful lad
assembled iu tho Presbyterian Churo!
iu this city, to witness her marriage to
gentlemun of Charlotte. Xestorda;
somo of them stood by the gravo whi
her remains, with those of her two litt
babes, wcro buried beneath tho soi
Truly, sod changes aro ofteu wrought I
the passage of a fow short days.
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Mit. G. RICHARDS.-On Friday lae
this gentleman, so long a citizen of 01
towu, died from tho effects of dysentor
For years, Mr. Richards waa a merohai
ol Marion, and he won mauy friend
and enjoyed universal confidence. 1
was about sixty-eight years of age. H
remains were carried to Columbia, ai
thoro interred with tho Jewish buri
Thero were 10 doaths in Chnrlestt
for the week ending tho 2d-whites 2
H* ?'?a'I It oin ?r.
PIICENIXIANA.-Tho price of ?ingle
copies of- the PHONIX is Qve cents.
A friend should bo one in whoso'??
dcrstauding and vittue we can equa]]y
coniide, and whoso opinion|we eau value
at ouco for its justness and its sincerity. '
It is not the most demonstrative o?
our friends who euro most about us.
Scores of people wish us well who do not
feel impelled to stop us on the street and
sn y so.
It has long been settled that lhere aro
but two ways in this world by which a
man can secure a living. One is by ho?
nest toil, the other through theft.
It is much easier to keep out of u .rut
than to get out.
Tho Southern gas generator, now in
use at tho PHOENIX office, is much ad?
mired. It is jost tho thiog fur large es?
tablishments; aud iu country towns is
Wo are glad to learn that Major J. P.
Horbach, who hos been quite sick, in
Charleston, is recovering. Capt. Charles
Garretson, howuver-who was engaged
with Maj. H.-died on Snturday. Tho
Captain had previously, iu other cities,
weathered through threo attacks of fever.
Work will Kunu bo commenced on the
United States Court House and PoBt Of?
fice, South-west corner of Richardson
and Lau rel streets. A number of work
men hnvo already arrived, and yester?
day's mail brought tho necessary blanks,
etc., for tho superintending cfBcer.
Our merchants, and others wishing to
prepare for thu fall business, will please
take notice that the' P?ICENIX office is
supplied with all necessary material for
us haudsome cards, bill heads, posters,
circulars, and other printing that maybe
desired, as any office in tho city. Give
us a call and test our work.
Tho weather for tho past few days has
been cool and delightful. Yesterday,
there was considerable of a fall of rain,
which thoroughly laid the dust.
To avoid dofcnlion of freights, the
line of steamers between Charleston and
New York will not carry passengers at
Many men pass fifty or sixty years in
the world, and when they are just going
out of it they bethiuk themselves and
step back, as it were, to do something
winch they had all tho while forgotten
to wit, tho mnjn business for which they
came into the world-to repent of their
sins, and reform their lives, and make
their peace with God, and in time pre?
pare for eternity.
Mr. Brookhanks is in receipt of n lot
of fine fruit-oranges, lwmons, etc. See
The thermometer must have been in
tho vicinity of tho ice box at tho Pollock
House, yesterday, as it rated aa follows:
7 A. M., 71; 12 M., 71; 2 P. M., 75; 6
P. M., 71.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.--Tho Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closeB 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.OU
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; closes G.OOr**
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.15 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M.; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday oflico open from 3 to 4 P. M.
I WASHINGTON STREET METHODIST Eris*
, COPAIJ Ciiuncii, Sotrrn, COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tho Christian Neighbor, in its last issue,
states that tho committeo of arrange?
ments announce to tho friends of tho
church that tho ceremonies counectcd
with laying the corner stone for tho re?
building will take place, Providence per?
mitting, on Thursday, tho 21st instant,
at 10 A. M. Tho address on tho occa?
sion will bo delivered by tho venerable
Dr. Lovick Pierce, and we confidently
oxpect that tho sorvice3 will be of great
interest to thoso who may bo present.
Ample arrangements will bo made for
thc comfort of tho audience, and a cor?
dial invitation is extended to all who feel
au interest to be present.
LIST OP NEW ADVEIITISEMENTS.
T. J. LaMotte-To Rent.
J. J. Stork-Notice.
Chambers & Bryco-Dissolution.
C. Brookhanks-For Salo. i
J. R. Lynn-Court of Probate.
J. Agnew & Son-Wines and Liquors.
J. W. Parker-For Salo.
ACTUAL, VS. SnotiT WEIOUT.-Aside from tho
impure substances from which aro mado tho
majority of BakiDg Powder?, a large propor?
tion are BQOBT or Tin* WEIOHT represented
upon tho package. Wo not only claim that
DOOLEY'S YEAST POWDKB is froo from any in?
jurions substances, and that cacti package
contains FULL WEIOUT, but that tito quantity
required to produce tho desired result in the
kitchen is from twonty-livo to fifty per cent",
loss than thoso of ordinary manufacture.
Manufactured by DOOLEY A HnoTUEB, G9 New
street. Now York, aud for salo at retail by all
respectable grocers. Sept 5 13
IilPOnTANT TO Du i LU Ens AND CONTEACTOBS.
Wo learn from our Charleston exchanges that
Ur. P. Pi Toalo, tho well-known manufacturer
o? Doora, Sashos, Blinds, Ao.. has established
a depot at No. 20 Hayno Btroot, where ho
keeps constantly on hand not only all articles
from his own manufactory, bat a'so every
variety of builders' hardwaro. French and
American window glass, both plain and orna?
mental, slate mantels, and, in short, every?
thing necessary to Unish handsomely a reel
deuce, ti storu, or a church. Aug Ul ?