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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Sun lay doming:, September 10, 1871.
?.The NtccnUy of Organization."
Wo aouour with our ootemporary of
th? Camden Journal iu much that it hos
to say under this head. lu opr judg
ruout, the sooner the Democratic party
of this State is ro-orijauizod, the bettor.
Wo commend to our readers the article
of tho Journal, elsewhere published.
THE GRAND VIZIER.-Tho Qraud Vi
zior is doad ! Sandjacks, Silihides, two
tailed Baahnwa, Moslems, Ghobers and
Magiau8, aDd sundry Jews aud Chris
tiaus are expected to mourn vehemently,
but tho little children and tho big boya
and girls of' the period will bo pained
immoderately. It is impossible to tull
exactly when tho Grand Vizier was born.
It was ho who nsod to tell those soldiers
in big breeches with tho curvilinear
swords to out off tho other fellows' heads,
which he always did. It was he who
used to carry that great bag of money
behind the Grand Caliph Haroun al
Raschid, and when tho Caliph told bim
to give tho poor knife-grinder a thousand
dollars be always did it. It was he who,
when Sinbad the Sailor was wrecked
.upon a foreign shoro, with nobody
around, but the ghouls of Boccaccio and
tho Old Han of the Mountain, entered
providentially by a sideways course nnd
saved the noble Bailor from un ignoble
death. Many other incidents might be
mentioned in oonneotion with the life of
this great man, but these being the lead?
ing points of interest in his long and ad
tlurous carcor, a catalogue of his virtues
nnd achievements ia at present unneces?
% m ? *
John Bull will now enjoy a little peace
of mind, his nerves being soothed by the
belief that the battle of Dorking will
never be fought. Tho relianco of tho
nation upon its troops is proved to be
well founded by the groat manouvre of
Monday last. When the Ki ng of France,
with 30,000 mon, marched up the hill
and down again, he performed a piece of
strategy which has becomo famous in his?
tory. But hereafter that memorable
manouvre will pale its ineffectual fires
before tho record of the great movement
of 1871, when 13,000 gallant fellows
resolutely marched from Aldershot tc
Sandhurst, and, after enduring the fa?
tigue of that niuo miles march, they
resolutely pitched their tonts, and, ul
numerous camp-fires, cooked their din
uera, which they ate with great relish
aud, after having Bmokod their pipes,
folded their tents, liko tho Arabs, anc
stole silently away to Aldershot, when
they arrived in good order aud but little
blown from the severity of the retan
march. When Von Moltko hears tbii
he will at once advise Kaiser Wilhelm
Our Frilz and Frederick Charles to giv<
over tho idea of invading England, ninci
it must bo apparent that soldiers wh<
can march eighteen miles a day, nnd cai
eat their dinners also, are entirely tot
valiant to be met on the bloody field
unless the force to be brought agaiuB
them is overwhelming, or by some dee]
strategy might be poBsibte to capture th
commissariat and deprive them of thei
A Washington despatch of the 0th, ti
tho New York Tribune, says: "Ther
seems to be no doubt that there is
movomont in tho insurrectionary portioi
of the Southern States among the Re
publicans, and those who" favor law aut
order, to send delegations to Washing
ton to represent to tho President the os
act condition of affairs iu tho va rion
sections, with a vieyv to.inform the Prc
eident upon the subject in a clear an?
serviceable manner, that he may tak
snoh immediate action as his power;
permit, and bring the subjeot to the at
tention of Congres? in his next ann in:
message for additional legislation. It i
proposed to ohuose delegates of RUCI
high character that thoir statements
. would be reoeivod throughout the coun
try as trustworthy and oxaot. Tho State
of Mississippi, Georgia, and North am
South Carolina, Alabama and a portio:
of Tennessee, will be represented."
THE COTTON CROP OP 1870-71.-Th
Now York Financial Chronicle gives th
following statement, which has jos
been madp up, of the cotton crop of th
United States for the commercial yea
ending August 31, 1871: Total receipt
at the shipping ports, 4,032,154 balei
shipments o vor land direct to manu fae
turora, 228,923; manufactured in th
South, 91,240; grand total of the crop
4,352,317. Of tho above aggregate
21,609 bales were sea island cotton. Th
total consumption by the mills Nort!
was 1,008,956 bales, and that of the mill
South 91,240 bales, making a total Ame
rican consumption of 1,100,196 balet
The total exports for tho year are 3,106,
742 bales; and the aggregate of stock
on hand September 1, 1871, ls 104,81
John Morrissey is about to build
house of worship in Saratoga with hi
winnings on Helmbold.
?SUSPENSI?N OP TUB REPUBLICAN.-Tbe
publication, of the Charleston Republican
was suspended on Friday. We extract
tbe following from its last issue:
"We aro obliged to inform our readers
tbat witb to-day's issuo we suspend tbe
publication of tho Daily Republican.
It is unnecessary for us to any witb wbat
rngrot we make thin announcement. Tbe
regret is uo less beoause for some time
we bave anticipated tbe coming of tbe
period when we would bave to say these
wordB to tbe publie. Wo would gladly
also avoid saying anything of the causes
which make thia' suspension necessary,
if we could do so cousistently with our
duty to ourselves and to the Republican
party. In brief,' thou, this paper dies
because the Republican administration
at Columbia W?IIB its death.
"It is nc? secret to any one who has
been inside Republican politics that this
paper has not boon a favorite with our
administration duriug tho past your or
more. Ono mau- says it ia because wo
are too docent, another that we uro not
Radical enough, &c, &c. but the real
secret of the dislike is that wo have re?
fused to bo tho medium for gratifying
tho petty spito aud personal hatred of
individuals, or tho ruudy tool of those
who would use tho State Government
for tho purposo solely of advancing their
own pecuniary aud political interests.
Wo now toll our friends, both in the
Stato aud outside of it, who, from timo
to time, have spoken good words of ns,
and wished us long life, that for our
death Governor Scott and thone who,
uloog with him, control tho patronage ol
the government, aro solely responsible.
We have never asked a favor which wo
had not a right to usk; indeed, wo have
not asked favors at al), but havo simply
insisted that the government in the dis?
tribution of its patronage should not for?
get that wo who bad borno tho heat and
burdon of tho day, and who bad never
failed in support of purely governmental
measures, however much we may havo
shrunk from supporting sobornes con?
cocted for the aggrandizement of indi?
viduals, wore entitled to a full share of
that patronage in virtue of ouf position
as a journal representing and advocating
Republican principios and measures.
"We do not speak to serve any per?
sonal ends to-day. To our personal in
tercets, it can make but very little differ?
ence whether the paper lives or dies, but
Republicans throughout tho State, to
whom this- paper bas como to boa neces?
sity, have a right to know whether any
injustice has been done it by those who
occupy places of power and trust."
Tho betrayal of General John Morgan,
the Confederate cavalry officer of Ken?
tucky, which resulted in his death at
Greenville, Tenn., on the night of. Sep?
tember 3, 1864, bas been generally as?
cribed to a Mrs. Williams, a daughter
in-law of tho lady at whoso house, in
Greenville, Morgun and some members
of his stair were stopping at tho time.
A letter has recently been published,
however, written by Gen. Gillern, whoso
commaud surprised Morgan, to a gentle?
man of Vicksburg, . in which Gillett)
gives the true version of the events con?
nected with the information upon which
he acted when bo sent his brigade to
surprise Morgan and his staff. Tho in?
formation. Gillern says, was given by a
boy, who had been captured by tho Con?
federates, and who subsequently es?
caped, aud conveyed the news of Mor?
gan's presence at Greenville to tho Fede?
ral commauder. This letter relieves the
lady in question of tho odium that ne?
cessarily would attach to so unwomanly
a proceeding, besides vindicating tho
truth of history, which is so frequently
debauched by unscrupulous partisans.
An alligator's mouth isn't tho pleasant?
est place in the world for ono's head, yet
a Louisiana woman tells of her expe?
rience in that frightful position. Pass?
ing through the bushes near her home
tho terrified woman was seized by a
monster concealed in the bushes, and
after a vigorous struggle was drawn into
the water by her powerful enemy. Here
tho alligator relinquished ber lacerated
arm, and caught her head between bis
massive jaws. This might bo considered
tho ond of the struggle when tho strength
of the beast,s jaws is remembered. But
the woman still resolutely fought her
amphibious foe, and, incredible to say,
reached tho bank, and with tho aid of
neighbors escaped the monster. Her
wounds were frightful, tho marks made
by the teeth of tho alligator presenting
tho appearance of incisions with a steel
A correspondent of tho Eaton (Pa.)
Argus, who has just visited Monticello,
tho homo of Thoa. Jefferson, says: "The
mansion is nothing but a heap of ruins.
It is a disgrace to tho nation that the
lipmo of tho author of thc Declaration of
Independence should bo permitted thus
to rot and tumble into decay." Tho
Monticello estate comprises about 350
aores, and is now in litigation, having
beon confiscated by tho Confederate
Government and bought in by a citizen
of Charlottesville. The stono over Mr.
Jefferson's grave is a ruin like the house,
relic-hunters having chipped into it until
tho very uhape of the original obelisk is
^Sleeping in a city of 1,000,000 Jups,
thousands of them low fellows, entrust?
ed with two swords, who know bow to
uso them liko lightning, too, and who
are so koen with them that only three
years ago two crazy follows, attacking a
whole British retinue, out at, and rather
cut up, nino Englishmen and two horses
before they were brought down-sleep?
ing, I say, with paper windows and doors
only, (on the ground floor,) that any?
body can opea at night, is not as safo as
sleeping in tho eighth or tenth story of a
Now York hotel.
[Yeddo Cor. New York Express.
HThe "hearse" is tho cheerful name of
a Nevada saloon.
ID ob?dience to a call in the Herald ot
last week, a largo and enthusiastic meet?
ing of the citizens of Laurens County
was held in the Court House, on Mon?
day, tho 4th instant, for the pnrpoae of
taking iuto consideration the proposed
railroad from Laurens Court House to
Augusta, via Ninety-Six and Edgefleld
Court House. The meeting waa orga?
nized by calling J. Wiatar Simpson, Esq.,
to the okair, who, in a plain and foroible
manner, explained the object of the
mooting. On hiotioD, S. J. Craig was
requested to aot as Secretary.
Tho Hon. W. D. Simpson, iu a fow
eloquent remarks, introduced the follow?
Resolved, That we, tho citizoue of
LauronB County, in couvcutiou assem?
bled, hereby express our lively interest
in the proposed enterprise of a ruilruud
from Augusta, Ga., to Laurens Court
House, S. C., ewEdgefield Court House
and Ninety-Six, uud on to Spartuuburg
Court House, to connect with tho Air
Line Road at that point.
Resolved, That wo HO nd our assurances
to the citizens of the respective locali?
ties abovo named, and ulong thu line of
the proposed road, of our willingness to
heartily co-operate with them in tho ear?
ly cousunitnatiou of this enterprise, by
affording ail the material aid in our
Resolved, That a committee of .six be
appointed by tho chair to open corres?
pondence with tho localitiesabove named,
with tho view of initiating a concerted
movement for tho beginning and speedy
completion of this project.
After some discussion by Cols. Ball,
Todd, Carlington and Jones, tho above
resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Tho chair then appointed, under tho
third resolution, tho following commit?
tee, viz: Messrs. W. D. Simpson, U. \V.
Rall, R. P. Todd, C. Gnrlington, Dr. li.
F. Kilgore, Dr. Samuel Huuter aud Dr.
F. G. Fuller.
Upon motion, the chairman was added
to tho said committee.
On motion of B. W. Ball, Esq., the
ubove proceedings were requested to bo
printed in the Laurensvillu Herald, Co?
lumbia PHONIX, Augusta Chronicle and
Sentinel, Carolina Spartan, and in tho
On motion, the mooting adjourned.
J. WI3TAR SIMPSON, Chairman.
S. J. Cit.vio, Secretary.
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TUE SriniT OP COMPROMISE.-This is
the age of compromises. Tho war spirit
and its attendant bitterness hus, in great
measure, passed away. Men of all poli?
tical creeds seo the folly of pursuing au
extreme course of action; the many
grave and serious changes aud counter
changes made by and against each other
are found to be of no advautago to
either, and hence there is an evident dis?
position to leave these old grounds of
combat and fight the next battle upon
new and living issues. The question now
bas resolved itself into one of self-pre?
servation, and all men feel the absolute
necessity of combining to overthrow tho
corruption which everywhere prevails.
Upou this point all are agreed that a ne?
cessity exists to end, if possible, the
wide-spread system of plunder going on
at overy hand. How shall this ho done?
Will it be done by suffering tho Repub?
lican party to put in office men of their
own selection? Unquestionably not.
Experience of their otficiuh forbid the
assumption. On the other hand, it is
useless to suppose that tho Democratic
party can elect their men, because the
majority against us is too large to bo
overcome. Shall wo, then, accept any
honorable basis of ' compromise which
tho Republicans offer ua? Or bhull we,
losing sight of our own State, and the
benefits to bo derived from such compro?
mise ns is above suggested, adopt thc
national Democratic platform when it
shall be declared, and fight it out, rely
iug upon tho overwhelming evidence
against Grant as an incompetent and
corrupt President, fora national victory?
It is absurd to think that wo can agaiu
go before the oolorod people nnd offer
them such terms as wo did in tho last
campaign, for our overtures being then
ignominiously rejected, wo would sacri?
fice every priueiple of honor to repeat
the offer. All propositions looking to
our co-operation must como from them.
Tho complote blinding of tho great mass
o? thom by their leaders is not at all sur?
prising, ns wo have before shown; but,
of late, somo hopes have been enter?
tained by us that light waa breaking in
upon their hitherto darkened minds.
I They huvo it in their power to do them
.selves and ns lasting good. They have
practical evidence of how they are treat?
ed and their rights respected bj' Demo?
cratic officials iu this and other towns
and cities in this State, and they will
find that the same will bo tho caso if De?
mocratic rulers aro elected to fill the
State offices. It is left to them to mako
the overtures, to seek our aid, and we
look to tho moro intelligent among them
to tako the steps we have pointed out in
thia and former editorials.
WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY.
Tho board of visitors to the Military
Academy at West Point have rondored
their report, from one portion of which
three of tho members dissent. Tho New
York Tribune thinks it "remarkable"
that they dissent upon au article "which
certainly ought to command the instant
and hearty approval of every mau who
knows anything of the irregularities
which a lack of disciplino has brought,
into the aohdemy." This article recom?
mends severer discipline, and especially
a cessation of that familiarity between
cadets and officers which has been so
fruitful heretofore of abuses and disor?
der. "West Point," says tho Tribune,
"is not a creditable institution in many
respects, and judging from "ur abstract
of the usual annual report of its condi?
tion, it is not in a fair way to command
tho confidence and estece: of tho coun?
try." And yet, tho contrary used to be
THE HIGHEST TIDE YET.-A New Or
Ioana contemporary LOB tho following
It is a sad but an imperious duty to
warn tbe inhabitants of all our Gulf and
Atlantic ooast that it is time to begin to
prepare for tho great tidal wave, which,
according to the calculation of a pro
fonnd astronomer, is to sweep over the
whole ocean coast from Hatteras to Ba?
hai, to the height of fifty feet or more,
on the night of Min 5th of Ootober, or
in tho morning ot the nth.
;; Beforo a Scotch Provost, not long
since, a young boy was charged with
breaking into gardenB nnd stealing fruit
therefrom. The charge was fully sub?
stantiated, and the magistrate, address?
ing tho juvenile of?euder, said, ia IUB
gravest manner: "If you had u garden
nud pilfering boys wore to break into it
aud steal your properly, in what way
would you like to havo them punished?"
"Awed, sir," replied tho 'cuto urchin,
"I think I would let them a wa* for tho
lirst offence!" Tho little fellow got off.
There is uo moro modest and sensitive
man than tho Rev. Dr. William lt. Wil?
liams, tho eminent Baptist divino, ile
recently published a charming little
work ou tho threo parables in the 15th of
Luke, the appropriate title of which
was: "Tho Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin,
and the LostPSon." Imagino the horri?
ble foelitigs of the sensitive divine when
ho saw the typographical bluudcr of tho
Christian Union, which reviewed it under
tho title of "The Lost Sheep, tho Lost
Cow, and the Lost Sow."
INVENTIVE LADS.-A countryman liv?
ing in Tennessee, where forests and
game aro plenty, says that his boys,
who all huvo ii gun apiece, bucame
short of percussion cups a few days
ago, nud tho first thing he knew they
were shooting with mutch heads as a
substitute. How many boxes of mutches
he lost iu that way he did not say, but
ho found that they fired as clear aa the
cap itself. It is said that necessity is
the mother of invention.
The decliuo and fall of slavery in New
Jersey aro illustrated by tho census
figures giving tho number of HIUVOS in
I tho State in each decado from 1790, as
! follows: Year 1790, slaves, 11,423; 1800,
12.122; 1810, 10,851; 1820. 7,517; 1830;
2,254; 1810, 671; 1850, 236; I860, 18;
1870, none. Tho 18 who appeur in 18G?
were tho colored apprentices for lifo by
tho Act to uboliah slavery, passed April
ANOTHER CONCUSSION THKOKY.-Some
timo ago ?Slr. Hardee, of Florida, started
a theory iu regard to killing the "cur
culio" and developing vegetable life bj
concussion. Now he proposes to apply
the same "cure all" to yellow fever and
cholera. His theory is that yellow fever,
cholera and other epidemics aro caused
by animalcule in the air, and that con?
cussion of tho atmosphere will destroy
The sea serpent has emigrated from
Nuhant, Mass., |whcre ho had become
ridiculous, to North Carolina. On Neusc
River "it has been 6con," says tho Ra?
leigh Sentinel, 6th inst., "by several very
reliable gentlemen, with small lambs and
little pigs in its jaws, having seized them
when nt tho water-edge drinking." It it
eomfortiug to remark that tho authority
here is not tho "reliable gentleman,"bul
is "soveral very reliable gentlemen."
A Snn Francisco "medium" has inter
viewed tho ghost that walks tho wharf al
Oakland by uight, and ascertained thal
he was ono of tho ferry-boat "El Capi
tun" victims, and would havo been res
cued hud not another mau jumped or.
his back, aud in suviug himself, drowner
him. Ho is now looking for tho man
who did it.
A meeting of tho registered voters o
Greenvillo, on Saturday last, nominatec
James P. Moore, Esq., for Mayor, auf
tho following gentlemen for Aldermen
Ward No. 1, F. A. Walter; Ward No. 2
Wm. Beattie; Ward No. 3, M. J. Beard
iii; Ward No. -1, John Ferguson; Wart
No. 5. L. D. Cline; Ward No. 6, Leo
Hero we havo a first-rato bull made ty
a French preacher, who lately said: "Ad
miro tho prodigious strength of Samson
With tho juw-bono of au ass, be put :
thousand Philistines to tho sword.'
Paddy from Cork may try a long whili
beforo ho blunders into anything so ex
collent as that.
Mr. Brick Pomeroy has faithfully reat
Greeley's "What I Know About Farm
iug," and bas logically deduced a hal
column of invaluable agricultural aphor
isms from this standard work. One o
tho most important of his deductions i
j this: "Pat a swivel on your scytho BC
that it will out both wayo."
A littlo shoeless three-year old dowi
in Teuuessee, a few days siuoe, was tolt
that he might go out visiting with hi
mamma. Being missed soon after, h
was found in the back porch with boll
feet thoroughly blackened, nnd using hi
? best endeavors with a brush to give then
Several flocks of sheep, amounting t<
ovor 5,000 head, havo recently perish e<
in that portion of Texas which lies be
tween tho Nueces and tho Rio Grande
for want of grass and water, tho border
having lost their road in attempting t
remove thom to another range.
HEALTH OP BEAUFORT.-Letters fron
Dr. H. M. Stewart, Jr., und Dr. John A
Johnson, Port Physician of Beaufort, t
Dr. Robert Lobby, of Charleston, stat
that thero havo beon no now cases o
yellow fever in Beaufort for eleven daye
ending Soptembor 5.
It is said that ono of the best lawyer
in Columbus, Ga., could not reud whet
ho was nineteen years old. It isn't state*
whether ho can now.
An Iowa postmaster advertises u lotto
addressed to "Tho man who leaves hi
mule hitched all day ovory othor Sunda;
in tho alley near tho Carey school."
QUEER.-A Connecticut Justice of th
Peace wrote out a warrant for his owl
arro-t and commitment tho other day.
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PncBNixiANA.-The prioe .o? single
copies of the PHCEHIX ia five couts.
The non-arrival of a supply of paper
foroes us to publish a "lap-sided" sheet
Our merchants, and others wishing to
prepare for tho full business, will please
take notice that tho PIIONIX office is
supplied with all necessary material for
us handsome cards, bill beads, posters,
olrculars, and other printing that maybe
desired, us any office iu the city. Qive
us u call and tost our work.
Forced politeness is conceded to bo
bowing to circumstances.
Goldsmith Maid usurps tho placo of
Dexter at tho head of tho trotting turf.
lu u race at Milwaukee, Wednesday, Bhe
trotted three successive heats in 2.20>?,
2.17, and 2.20^. Tho timo of tho so
coud heat is a quarter of a second bet?
ter than Dexter's best, and tho fastest
Wo havo been presented with tho pre?
mium list for tho annual exhibition of
tho fair of the Carolinas, to bo held in
Charlotte, N. C., commencing Tuesday,
October 24, und continuing four days.
S8,OUI) ia offered in premium?.
Wo ure also in receipt of a card of in?
vitation to thc third annual exhibition
of tho Agricultural Pair Association, at
itome, Ga., on thc Kith, 11th and 12th
Mayor John Alexander will accept
our thanks for copies of late Glasgow
aud Renfrewshire, Scotland, papers.
They aro on file in tho PIIONIX office.
Messrs. John Agnew it Son have in
their possession a magnificently-illus?
trated catalogue of locks manufactured
by Mallory. Wheeler <fc Co., New Haven,
Conn. Thia book is justly conceded tho
finest piece of printiug in existence. It
contains 292 pages, and every lock is ac?
curately colored. The expense must
havo boen enormous. 2,000 copies, it
is said, were issued, which are furnished
to dealers at $10 a copy. It is worth an
The Southern gas genorator, now in
uso nt tho PHCENIX office, is much ad?
mired. It is just tho thing for largo es?
tablishment?; und in country towns is
I has rained so hard at Milwaukee for
four months that tho Chicago Republi?
can asserts that all tho children born
there aro web-foot?d.
No person over got stung by hornets
who kept away from whore they were.
It is just so with bad habits.
There are bat two kinds of temporary
insanity, aud euch has but a siugle
symptom. The ono was discovered by
a coroner, the other by a lawyer. The
ono induces you to kill yourself when
you are tired of life; tho other persuades
you to kill some ono elso when you are
fatigued at seeing bim nbout.
It is no longer fashionable to givo pre?
sents to your sweetheart beforo mar?
Ono unfortunate-a fellow that's jilt?
ed. Ono more unfortunate-his success,
September dawned upou us this sea
sou cool aud breezy, and has thus far
continued without chango, other than
that enforced in tho costumes of our
Tho star-gazers aro on the lookout for
Eueko's comet, which is expected to put
in an appearance early this fall.
Tho thermometer rauged as follows,
yesterday, at tho Pollock House: 7 A. M.,
(JO; 13 M., 73; 2 P. M., 73; 7 P. M., 72.
Parsons who havo arranged to adver?
tise in the "History of. Columbia," aro
requested to hand 'jn their advertise?
ments nt ouce, as the work is being
Dr. E. E. Jqokson has a .veritable dor?
mouse-a raro animal iu this section, we
believe. It was overhauled at Saluda
Old Town; hada predilection for flies,
and would manfully fight a grass-hopper,
but could not successfully combat death,
whioh overcame him on Friday night.
His minuteness is to bo stuffed by Mr.
George Green-provided room suffioient
can bo obtained for the necessary filling.
Mr. W. C. Swaffield has returned, and
will, on Monday, open an extra fine as?
sortment of articles in the way of gen?
tlemen's furnishing goods.
It is always in your power to win an
enemy by smiles; what folly, then, to
make an enemy by frowns.
Difficulty exoites the mind to the dig?
nity whioh sustains und finally conquers
misfortune, and the ordeal refines while
If thou wouldst live long, live well,
for folly and wickedness shorten life.
A clear conscience is tho best law, and
tompernnco the best physio.
Now York city, with all its expendi?
tures, is fairly eclipsed by the now go?
vernment of Washington, whioh has
contracted a debt in 100 days of $9,500,
Sweetening one's coffee is generally
tho first stirring ovent of tho doy.
?m i ' . --i- j j ?-?AM?*?
If laughter is the day-light of the soul,
a emile is its twilight.
He must be a thorough fool who can
learn nothing from bis own folly.
A Western paper accuses a cotemporary
of "dirty moans," and remarked: "We
want bim to understand that two can
play at that game." A rather frank
Two men, named RanBom Arant and
Joseph Plyler-the former from Lan?
caster, 8. G., and the latter from Union
County, N. C.-had a fight with knives,
on Saturday night last, near Zoah Camp?
ground, Chesterfield County. The former
was cut in five and tho latter iu seven
places, besides three knock-downs with
a ru.il. Both men wero intoxicated, and
will, in consequence, recover.
Tho Now York Herald says: "Better
let the heathen slide for tho present, and
attend to the home trade in social demo?
ralization and geueral wickedness.
Scurcely ono crime or one horror is an?
nounced ere it is 'telescoped' into an?
JEWISH OHSERVANCES.-On Sun-Bet of
tho 5th, tho Jewish civil year began.
On the lGth and 17th, they blow the
ram's horn, iu commemoration of the
first revelation to the Patriarchal Abra?
ham. This ceremony is based upon
Leviticus, 23d chapter and 23d veree:
"Speak unto tho children saying, in tho
seventh mouth, in the first day of the
month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memo?
rial of blowing of trumpets, a holy con?
vocation." Tho second festival takes
place on tho 21th instant, at G o'clock.
?The Jews always begin their festival on
tho evening previoua."| During these
festivals, all places of business will be
closed, and the day will be rigidly de?
voted to purely religious duties. The
Biblical year dates from tho 10th day of
penitence, called Tom Kippur. It falls
in tho Jewish calendar on the 10th of
Tishri, or in the Christian calendar on
tho 25th of September. This is a most
sulemu day for tho Hebrews, and is de?
voted by them from sun-set to sun-set
tho next day by prayer and fasting. The
observance of this day is based upon
Leviticus, 23d chapter aud 29th verse:
"Also on the 10th day of this seventh
month thcro shall be a day of atone?
ment; it shall be a wholly convoca?
tion unto you, and ye shall afflict your
souls and offer an offering made by fire
unto tho Lord." The month Tishri is
crowded with festivals and prayer days.
In all, there are twenty-three days for
prayer meetings or solemn festivals.
The remaining holy days are Sekkuth, or
feasts of Booth, occurring on the 15th
of Tishri, which answers to the 30th in?
stant, and the Azoret, or feast of conclu?
sion, on tho 22d of Tishri, or 7th of
MAIL AiutANOEiiENTS.-Tha Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
j P. M.; closeB 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mailop'ens 6.30 A. M.; closes6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; doses 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opeus 9.00 A. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAT.-Tri?
nity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand, D. D.,
Rector, 10)? A. M. and 5 P.M.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. Frauds Ja
quemet, 1st Mass, 7 A. M.; 2d Mass,
10>.<. Afternoon Service 4 P. M.
Lutheran Church-Rev. A. R. Rude,
10)? A. M.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. J. R.
Wilson, IOMA. M. nnd 1% P. M.
Washington Street Church-Rev. Man?
ning Brown, IO)*" A. M. andA%.P. M.'
Marion Street Ohurcb-Rev. W. W.
Mood, 10$ ?. M. and 1% P. M. . . -
, Baptist Church-Rev. J. L: Reynolds,"
?oj? A, M.
Chapel, (late Christ Church)-Rov. B.
B. Babbit, ll A.- M.
The following appointments and
changes have been announced at tho
Joseph D. King, of Horry, J. Bailey
and W. P. Noble, of Abbeville, P. A.
Williams, of Orangebarg, and Samuel
M. Roo!, of Lexington, Notaries Public.
George R. Summers, Trial Justice for
Orangeburg, vice W. L. W. Riley, re?
Resigned-J. A. Whittemore, as Coro?
ner for Sumter, E. A. Law, as Jury Com?
missioner for Darlington.
D. H. Farmer bas been appointed
Judge of tho Second Circuit for the un?
expired term of JudgeZ. Platt, deceased.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, September 9.
Nickerson House-NV. E. Mo Michael,
Orangebarg; Thomas N. Barber, Vir?
ginia; W. J. Magrath, R. DeS. Baoot,
Charleston ; S. S. Fraser, R. O. Fraser,
W. R. Kline, S. C. ; P. S. Whisnant, Air
Lino Railway; H. D. DeLong, Mary?
land; W. W. Pemberton, Charleston; J.
M. Seigler, Newberry.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
W. D. Love & Co.-All Ready.
W. M nllor-School Notice.
R. Sc W. C. Swafflold-Clothing.
J. D. Tradowolt-Lots for Sale.
R. C. Shiver & Co.-Our Own Glove.