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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wednesday domine, Sept. 27,1871.
Oar City Affairs Again.
No responso has yet been made to tho
carrent allegations with reference to the
new City Hall and the new. eity market.
Tn our iasuo of Saturday last, we refer?
red to tho current rumors, viz: That the
eontraot prices allowed for the new City
?Hall and the new market are exorbitant.
We repeat that an investigation in called
for. It is tho duty of tho City Council
?to order this investigation. They are
charged with tho interests of tho city.
It is their duty to protect the interests
of tho tax-payers. The committee in
oharge of the City Hall received, we pr??
same, the architect's estimates of tho
caoBt of the building.
'?Wo now call npon that oommittee to
'?tate what Mr. Parkins' estimate was.
It ie alleged that Mr. Parkins has stated
that the buildiug for which Mr. Allen
?ooeives 8138,000 (in round numbers)
. can be built for $75,000. Is this BO?
Will the City Council submit Hie plans and
specifications for examination by a disin
' tereeted committee of citizens?
The same may be said with respeot to
'tho new market. What was Mr. Leo's
. -estimate os to the cost of the building?
Will the City Council submit these plans
- and sp?cifications to a disinterested com
, 'inittee of oitizens? We oak for light.
A word now to the oitizeus. The
question for them is, are they disposed
to stand hy and let this matter go by de?
fault? It is alleged that gross swindling
.'bas been perpetrated. This should be
i investigated. We have done our duty,
.and now let the oitizens do theirs. It is
.popular apathy that makes public swin
< diing possible. Few men there are who
.will not wilt under an indignant publio
MUNICIPAL REFORM IS PHILADELPHIA.
"The Philadelphia papers of yesterday
-morning contain an address from a com
rmittee of oitizens and tax-payers, em
rbr&o?ng many of the best known and
.unost respectable names in the oity, sub
emitting to their fellow-oitizeus a muni?
cipal ticket, mainly compiled from the
-candidates on the two party tickets, and
-soliciting for it the suffrages of all who
favor reform in the corruptions which
-appear to have invaded every d?part?
ement of the city government. The Led
' 9er> in illustration of the need of this re?
form, alludes to four law suits lately in?
stituted on behalf of different oitizens
-against the several departments of high?
ways, city property, tax collection and
reservoir appropriation; and, says the
Ledger, "the conduct of the official? in
every case was made the subject of strong
. animadversion by the aourt."
We oall attention to the following
. oommuuication of the Rev. Mr. Babbitt.
The statement made in these columna
.was based upon what we deemed good
? authority. It is, however, we believe,
'indisputable, that the communion of a
' colored man with the whites caused some
. feeling among the membors:
The statements which appeared ia
.your paper, yesterday, with regard to
my mission in Columbia, was iuoorreot.
I was appointed to my position of mis?
sionary by the Bishop of the Diocese,
and without any political significance in
fthe action. No such occurrence ns you
. have described bas ever taken place at
the ohapel; and the suspension of ser?
vices, which was regarded as possible,
last Sunday, will be temporary, if it
takes place ut all.
REV. B. BABBITT.
HOMICIDE.-Wo regret exceedingly to
-chronicle the fact that a bloody affray
occurred about six miles from this place,
on Thursday, 21st instant, between Mr.
A. Y. Paul and Mr. George Martin, both
friends, which resulted in the death of
" Mr. A. Y. Paul. Mr. P., after the affray,
lingered until Friday hight, wheu ho
died. It seems that the parties con?
cerned had a slight falling out, about
some trifling affair, between this place
and their homes. The corouer empa?
nelled a jury, and an inquest was held
on Saturday last. The vordiat of the
jury was that Mr. A. Y. Paul, deceased,
came to his death from a wound inflicted
by a knife in the bands of Mr. George
Martin. This is quito an unfortunate
affair, both of these gentlemen being
t . quiet and respectable youDg men. Mr.
Martin surrendered himself to the she?
riff, on Saturday morning, and gave bail
'to the amount of 82,000.
.' [Winnsboro News.
A REMARKABLE DREAM.-lu connec?
tion wiOi the horrible Harper tragedy,
the Lexington, Ky., Press, of Friday,
tolls a most remarkable dream of one of
the members of the Harper family:
"We were informed by Mr. Frank Har?
per that the wifo of Wallace Harper
dreamed, the Saturday night beforo tho
murder, that Jake and Miss Betsey wore
both killed by a negro mau and boy, and
that the man bad long whiskers. Tho
description given of tho man answers
exactly to that of Tom Baker, ono of
the negroes arrested upon suspicion of
. complicity in tho murder. This is very
Strange, but what seems tho strangest is
that the horrid pioture should have
haunted the dreams of a lady relative of
the deceased' only a day before- his inur
Thc Pabilo Debt and Resource* ot Sonta
karolina-Feeling af tit? People, ?Vc.
Senator John Soott, of the Congres?
sional Sa Klux Committee, addressed a
letter, on May 24, to Governor Soott, of
South Carolina, asking for a statement
of the debt of the State, and of the
rates aud amount of taxation, together
with copies of the tax ?awa and ?lection
laws of the State. This request was
made in accordance with a resolution
adopted by tho Ku Klux Committee on
motion of Senator Blair. Gov. Soott
replies under dote of September 20, say?
ing that he is not disposed to question
tho authority or propriety of tho inqui?
ries into the financial condition of the
State made on the part of tho General
Government. He continues as follows:
As thero has been a persistent, and,
seemingly, systemutio attempt to per?
vert and misrepresent the financial con?
dition of South Carolina, I am gratified
at the opportunity presented by your
inquiries of dissipating errors and mis?
representations, by a formal reply to a
communication from Buch an authorita?
tive souroo, aud beg to submit the fol?
STATEMENT OP PODMO DEBT OF THE STATE
OP SOUTH GAROMNA.
Amount of bonded debt
that existed prior to the
Amount of issue of the
Bank of the State circu?
lated previous to the war,
the State being liable
therefor. 1,258,550 00
Amount of accumulated
claims against the State,
held by sheriffs, coro?
ners, magistrates, chari?
table institutions, ?fcc,
incurred by previous ad?
ministrations, and paid
by present State Govern?
ment....... 435,227 00
Amount of bills receivable
redeemed by present ad?
ministration, incurred by
Provisional Government 500,000 00
Amount of past dues, prin?
cipal and interest, accru?
ing during and after the
war, to Joly 1, 1863, tho
time when the present
State Government com?
menced to collect taxes
and pay interest. 1,922,122 94
BONDED DEBT CHEATED DY PROVISIONAL
Bonds issued iu funding
past due principal and
interest, uuder Acts Sep
tombe: and December,
1866 .$1,011,873 94
Bonds issued for uow State
House, Act of Deoember,
18G6. 11,600 00
BONDED DEBT CHEATED BY PRESENT AD?
MINISTRATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAY?
MENT OF ABOVE LIABILITIES EXISTING IN
Bonds issued for redemp?
tion bills receivable, Act
August, 1868._$ 500,000 00
Booda issued for payment
interest on publio debt,
Aot August, 1868. 1,000,000 00
Bonds issued for funding
bills of Bank of State,
Act September. 1868.... 1,258,550 00
Bonds issued for relief of
the Treasury, Aot of Fe?
bruary, 1869. 1,000,000 00
Bonds issued for Laud
Commission, Act March,
1869 . 200,00 J 00
Bonds issued for Land
Commission, Act March,
1870 . 500,000 00
Total.$ 700,000 00
RECAPITULATION OF BONDED DEBT.
Amount of bonded debt ex?
isting prior to the war. .$1.046,540 16
Amount of bonds issued
by Provisional Govern?
ment. 1,023,473 94
Amount of bonds issued
by present administra?
tion. 4,458,550 00
Todd issue of bonds
During tho present fiscal
year the bonded debt has
been reduced by pay?
ment of bonds due July
1, 1871, amounting to..$ 250,000 00
Amount of bonds held by
Statu sinking fuud. 100,000 00
STATEMENT OF BONDS AND STOCK ISSUED BY
TnE STATE DUBING TUE REBELLION, OUT?
STANDING OCTOBER 1, 1866.
Six pur cent, bunds for
military defenoe, issued
under Act of Deoember,
1860, balance unpaid.. .8 239,200 00
Seveu per cent, bonds for
military defence issued
under Act of January,
1861. 191,150 00
Seven per cent, stook for
military defence, issued
under Act of December,
1861, to amend Aot of
Juuuary, 1861. 296,780 00
Seven per cont, stook for
military defenoe, issued
under Act of Ducbuiber,
1861. 1,514,710 00
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES OF TUE 5TATE OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, ARISING FROM TUE
ENDORSEMENT OF RAILROAD BONDS,
South Carolina Railroad
bonds, payable in 1868,
secured by ?rst mortgage. $93,312 40
bonds, payablo March 1,
1869, secured by first
mortgago-. 92,000 00
Charleston and Havannah
Railroad bonds, payablo
in 1887, secured by first
morlgago. 505,000 00
Charleston and Savannah
Railroad honda, payable
in 1889, secured by first
mortgage.. 215,750 00
Spartanburg and Union
Railroad bonds, payable
in 1878-70, scoured by
first mortgage. 850,000 00
Greenville and Columbia
Railroad honda, and cer?
tificates of indebtedness,
payable in 1881-82-83
and '88, scoured by first ?>|
mortgage. 1,420,545 80
Blue Ridge Railroad bonds,
under Act 1808.4,000,000 00
The original amount of endorsement j
for the South Carolina Railroad was
82,093.312.40; $2,000,000 of which has
sinon boon redeemed by tho railroad
The endorsement of tho Laurena Rail?
road amounted to 375,000. Thia road
has gone into baukrupl.oy, aud the State
is fully secured.
In the event of any of tbe above roads
failing to moot the interest on tho gua?
ranteed bonds, tho Statu is perfectly se?
cure, from the fuot that the irou alone
on tbe road would Hell for more tbnn
sufficient to indemnify tho State against
any loss, wore it put up at public auction.
Tho Blue Ridge Railroud is yet unfi?
nished, but it IB in a rapid course of !
completion, and nono of tho bouda have
yet been put ou the market.
Governor Scott next shows that in
18(H), the total taxation, levied upou
slaves, fros negroes, sulos of goods,
lands, bonds and stocks, &c., was
8032,433. At present, all real and per?
sonal property, without exception, is i
assessed for taxation at its actual selling
value. There is also a royalty of $1 for
every ton of phosphate rock or deposit
mined iu tho rivers aud strcums of the
STATEMENT OP AMOUNT OP TAXES LEVIED,
AMOONT COLLECTED AND APPROPUIA
TION8 MADE DUKING YEAHS 1808, 1809
Total taxation for 1868,
rnte of taxation, State,
7>< mills; County, 3
Total amount collected ... 1,103,053 23
Total appropriations for
the year 1808, exclusive
of interest ou public
debt, for which no ap?
propriation was made. ;. 817,983 2S
Total taxation for 1809,
rate-State, 5 mills;
County, 3 mills.1,014,901 83
Totul amount collected ... 760,730 08
Total appropriations for
the year 1869, including
interest ou oublia debt.. 1,191,800 09
Totul collection for 1870;
State, 9 mills; County, 3
milU. 1,070,003 06
Total umouut collected ... 1,146,037 00
Total appropriations for
the your 1870 . 1,004.053 54
Taxation for 1871-rate, State, 7 milla;
County, 3 mills. Tuxes not yet lovied or
collected for this year.
Regarding County debts, thero aro uo
menus of ascertaining tho mummt.
TUE STEELING FUNDED DEUT.
Af tor giving u list of the Acts author?
izing tho public debt, Governor Scott
Much of tho original debt of tho Stato
consisted of registered stock; both this
stock and tho old issue of bonds of tho
State, together with the bouda issued
since thu war, huvo been couverted iuto
those bonds by the holders under this
Act, thu original stock nud bonds having
boou returned to the Treasury aud can?
celled, leaving upon the market u more
uniform class of bonds.
An Act to create a debt of tho State of
South Carolina, to be koowa us the
sterling funded debt; the gamo or the
proceeds thereof to bo exclusively used
iu exchange for, or in payment of, the
existing publie debt of said Stato. Act
No. 377, page 010; approved March 7,
This loan was authorized by tho Le?
gislature for tho purpose of funding such
portion of th J debt duo or coming due.
Up tu tbo present time, it bia not boen
found necessary to put any of this loan
on tho market. It is not intended in
this Act to enlarge, but simply to replace
tho existing debt.
THE GENEEAL ELECTION LAW.
Iii regard to tho general election law
of Septum ber 2G, 186S, Gov. Scott say.-:
While Ibo spirit utui intent of this law
was as honestly aud fairly curried out as
thu election law in any other Statu, yet
it must, bo admitted that un improvement
eau bo made in tho timo fixed for count?
ing tho ballots. Experience has taught
tbub ten days is too long a period from
the day tho election is held till tho timo
thu ballois are counted by the Commis?
sioners of Elections. This chango will
unquestionably be made at tho noxt ses
si MI of tho Legislature, and thereby
OIOHO the door to tho charge that the law
gives au opportunity to tamper with thu
ballot-boxes during this interval of ten
The romaiuder of Gov. Scott's letter
is us follows:
THE ALARM IN THE STATE.
Having thus submitted a full statement
of thu State dobt, and other subjects con?
nected therewith, embraced iu your cir?
cular, I deem it not inappropriate to the
occasion to refer to thu present statu of
affairs in Ibis State, and suggest tho
causo, tu a certain extent, of our present
uuuuttlud co n.il it io n. I do not desire to
urruigu any class of citizens ns being
guilty of au intention tu obstruct tho
execution of thu laws, but ii. vague and
Utidelliniblu apprehension exists in ibo
minda of curium ?lusses of our popula?
tion, cruated, no doubt, by tho many ex?
travagant rumors put ni circulation by
interested parties. This apprehension is
one of alarm, particularly to those un?
acquainted with thu machinery of poli?
tics nud li nance, aud croates iu their
minds a dread of sijtne great evil to come
to tho Stutu, either by uu increase of tho
State debt, enormous usseashicut of
taxes, over ?BBUO of bouda,'or othor ca?
lamities to them unknown. This im?
pression has beou fostered hy those inte?
rested in keeping up the feeling of dis
It will bo seen from tho assessment
and collection of taxes that the amounts
are not greater than prior to the war.
Previous to reconstruction-, a. largo
amount of capital of the State was in?
vested in the Bank of tba State, and the
profits of that institution were used to
support tho State government. Money
was loaned to the plauter, merchant aud
business man, and the per cuutngo thus
derived went to sustain tho machinery of
government; now, those men aro corn
polled to pay thoir tax direct,, instead of
by a per contage to the Bank of tho
State. In all communities tho subject of
taxat ion i s otie which operates on all
classes with the liveliost feelings of
alarm, and more particularly is this tho
case in communities where tho land?
holder has been, until recently, compa?
ratively exempt from the visitations of
A 1 JET 1'Ell FEELING PREVAILING-NO REPU?
I am constrained to believe that much
of tho turbulence and disorder ia the
State has arisen from the apprehension
of peoplo who put too much o infidence
in rumor. Wild and exaggerated stories
of corruption and_ extravagance, on the
part of the State government, have been
put in circulation in tho hope, no doubt,
of clogging tho wheels of government.
These reports have created a want of
confidence on the part of those who hold
our securities, and have operated against
the credit of tho State. A better feel?
ing, however, begins to prevail, and I
am gratified in saying that, at tbe pre?
sent time, all parties seem to be ready to
lay aside political differences, investigate
and accept the truth instead of rumor.
With such a condition of affairs, I am
convinced thut tho futuro must inspiro
confidence, both nt home and abroad,
and that our citizens will feel that the
best interests of tho State will be sub?
served by a cordial co-operation of every
class; and tho oft-repealed rumor of the
disposition of any parly to repudiate
any portion of the debt created is with?
out foundation, as a reference to the
proceedings of the Tax-payers' Conven?
tion, bold in this eily, (a copy of which
is forwarded,) comprising among its
members tho most intelligent and promi?
nent men of the ?State, whose influence
in this direction would bo potent for
either good or evil, having pledged
themselves in that convention to hold
snored tho obligations of tho State, as n
careful investigation satisfied them that
no such extravagant;;! or i no retine of tho
State debt had taken placa in thu admi?
nistration of the finance? as to justify a
couditioual threat iu that direction,
should a chango of administration placo
them iu control of affairs; indeed, if any
feeling is more dominant than another
ou tho part of the tax-payers, it is that
the debt, amounting to $2,241,8-10, con?
tracted during the war, should also be
held as a sacred obligation.
THE COMPLAINT OF TAXATION.
While it is a recognized right of the
tax-payer to complain of tho burdens ol
taxation and tho poverty of the people,
yet it is ti fact pateut to observation that
the annual in crease of the staple pro?
ducts of the State, the value of property,
and tho accumulating wealth of tho citi?
zens aro so largely added each year tc
tho ability of tho peoplu to meet tbeii
obligations, that very soon our presen!
State debt will be looked upon as a com?
paratively inconsiderable sum.
Tho immense wealth to bo derived
from phosphate rock alone, in the riven
and inlets of the seaboard, is snfilcionl
in itself, if properly cared for, to meei
the entire expenses of the State Govern?
I desire, in conclusion, to call your at
teution to the fact that tho annual ap
propriations to meet the expenses of thc
State Government average less thai
81,500,000, which is collected from everj
species of property, both real and per
sena), and yet the Federal Government
baa collected from our citizens anutiullj
nearly double that amount, while tin
poured from which this rov? imo in do
rived is limited to a few subjects of tax
iitioi), and therefore conduin! to a verj
small number of tux-payers.
I morely refer to this subject to illus
trate the fact that our peoplo du no
differ from tho peuple of other Common
wealths, mid that the complaint of taxa
lion is a common ouo to all comuiuuitiei
and to all parties.
I remain, very respectfully,
(Signed) ROBT K. SCOTT, QovV.
JUST received, a full supply of Fllliai
CUACKttllS and IH?OUli'S, cuiibiuling o
Egg and Arrow hoot,
Lunch Crackers, Ac
For salo low at wholesale an t retail hy
Hopt 27_ JOHN A>*NEW* A BON.
Read the Evidence and ba Convinced
JV. E H Helnitih-DRAU >in; My vifo am
four or my children were tuken with Chill
and Fever one year ago, laut August, am
afcor exhausting tho prescriptions of Quiuiu
and Darks, and all other known remo ict
wii limit effiict, I was induced to try you
"KI LY CHILL CU lt li." I am happy to sa
that, after using live hollies, they havo en
Uroly recovo rod their health. Not ono t
them have had a return or a symptom t
Chilla si nee. Your reined v is a H pee i tu
?ours. lriily, H. W. .MO li Hld.
LhXI.VOTON, S. C.
K IN A CHILL CU UK for salo onlv at
E. il. HbHNlT.Sir.S Drug Store
Sept 27 _t
The Southern and Atlantic
Now Open for liupincsu.
OFFICE, COL UM JU A HOTEL.
Correspondence of the Phoenix.
GREENVILLE, S. G.,
10 I'. M., MONDAY, Sept. 25, 1871.
At 9 o'ulook, to-uigbt, a fire broke ont
in the extensive range bf old stables, the
property of Captain W. E. Earle, one
square West of Maia street, corner of
Washington, whioh, in a short time,
assumed alarming proportions. The
mass of buildings wore open and quite
extensive, And burned with great rapi?
dity, illuminating the wholo city and
Tho Palmetto Fire Company (white)
were promptly on hand, and got their
ODgino and hose iu working order with
an expedition worthy of older and more!
expericuced firemen; taking water from
u city well and supplying tho Neptune
Eugine, (colored,) while it played on
adjoining buildings, and who were not
so prompt in getting in lino-having too
many officers and too few privates.
They nil, however, performed good ser?
vice when they got in operation-saving
several large wood buildings dangerously
near. Chief Engineer J ul i un C. Smith
It wu8, fortunately, quite calm, whioh
materially aided the firemen ia waving
adjoining buildings. The stables were
mostly unoccupied and wero uninsured,
and valued at about $000. Tbe fire was,
doubtless, the work of an incendiary, aa
TUE PORT ROYAL RAILROAD.-The
Beaufort Republican says: "The railroad
is progressing rapidly. The track is laid
to the draw ut Whale Brunch, aod on
Saturday an engine and six heavily laden
cara were on tho trestle. The draw is
completed, and will shortly be put in
pince. Il is believed the road will be
completed by November 15. There is a
largo gang of men steadily at work.
Thc number of bales of cotton brought
in nud shipped from Fairfield County, ia
the year ending September 1, 1871, was
17,186, including 12,752 bales shipped
from Wtuasboro. Wiansboro shipped
only 7,415 bales io 1868, and 5,8'd4 bales
A CANARD.-Au Orange County (Fla.)
correspondent says that the story aboat
tbe sinking of a great portion of that
County is untrue, and that the origiuator
of it must have seea the occurrence after
he had tukon a heavy drink of rum.
ASMALL ??OU8E, on tho corner of Laurel
and Sumter streets. Apply at this or?
noo._ _Sept 27 1?
MISS M. A. BOLLING Fd', will
al&k open a DAY SCHOOL on tho first
S^^jggjjEMONDAY in Octoher. at tho ro
^gB^^-idenco of Mr. JAMES ?ATH
*?S?r' ggpt 27 2* _
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252 Broadway, Nexo York.
KA 1 It H.Y Mt*, BROWN <V CU.,
118 Muk street, Boston.
For salo hy JOHN AON KW A BON,
Sept 27 wf imo Columbia, 8. C.
Slate of South Carolina-Union Co.
CO UltT OF PRO li A TP..
Charles \V. Scott, plaintiff, against Smith
Scott, Leo Scott, John F. Mcott, H. T. Koott,
Joseph M. Scott, Benjamin F. Scott, J. KU
y.ibctb Scott, Charles Smith, Mary V. Smith,
Miles Puckett. Nancy C. Puckett, John Du?
lcy Cox, Sarah S. Cos, William Nattie, J.
Puckott, Mary Huntington Puckett, Mildred
Scott, widow of William Scott, and tho cldl
d on of said William Scott, whoso names
ar* unknown, cefendants.-Sxixnm'ms for
Belief-t otnplaint ?treed.
To the Defendants.
YOU aro hereby summoned and required
to answer the potitiou in this action, of
which a copy is herewith nerved upon you, and
to serve a copy of your answer lu tho said pe?
tition, on tho subscribers, at their office at
Union Court House, South Carolina, within
twenty days after tho sei vice hereof, exclusive
of tho day of Mich service; and ir you fail to
answer tho petition within the timo afor ?aid,
thoplaintifl in tbi* action will apply to the
Court tor the relief demanded in trio petition.
B. MUNUO A SON,
Dated September 1,1871.
To Smith Scott, John F. Scott, Charles
Smith, Mary V. Smith, Miles Puckett, Nancy
C. Puckett and Mildred Scott, and tho chil?
dren of William Scott, deceased, whoso
names aro unknown.
Take notice that this action is brought for
tho partition of land in tho Probato Court,
and that tho summon Bin this action, of which
the foregoing is a cony, was filed in tho office
of tho Judge of the Probato Court, for Union
County, at Union Court House, in tho Connty
of Union, iu tho SUto of South Carolina, on
tho 16th day of September, 1871.
B. MUN BO A 80N,
UNION COUUT HOCSE, 8. C., Septombor 21,
1871. _Sept 27 wfi
TnE Trnstobs of tho Cokesbnry Conference
School wish to seenro tho serv?aos of a
Hector for tho oimiing yoar. This school, lo?
cated in tho village of Cokeehury, noted for
its health, and in tho midst of a cultivated,
religious community, offers superior induce
menta to a skilhil and experienced teacher,
desiring ? pleasant and permanent location.
! Tho compensation will bo tho ontiro proceeds
I of tuition, which his amounted to from $1,200
I to $1,;V?0 i>er annum, tho past two years. Ad?
dress, with testimonials and references,
S. E (IHAYDON, Sec'y B. T.
CoKKSiitinv, S. C., Septombor 25, 1871.
BUSHELS RURT-PBOOF BED
llUw OATS, for salo by
! Sept 2!J L?RICK A- LOWBANCE,
Secure tickets in tho Columbia Co-oporr.
' live Building Association.
J?* <~? o ? ' 1' "!c lt ?>* JOOL 'is ?
1J II Q? NI xi AN A.-The price of single
copies of the PBXENTX is five cents.
There was a detention of the Northern
bound passenger train over J>he Char?
lotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad,
yesterday morning-the road having
been blocked by a smash-up of a couple
of curs attached ( to a train which had
passed aloog previously. And this forces
us to reoord another railroad accident.
A run-off of( the baggage car connected
with a passenger train, on Monday night,
broke tho bell-rope, and as the train was
on a Bteop grado the engineer supposed a
portion of his train had become de?
tached, and coosequently opened his
valves and pushed forward rapidly. Per
consequence, the baggage car was com?
pletely don? up, and the contents scat?
tered. They are straight again.
D unoan McGregor has been appointed
Commissioner of Deeds for South Caro?
lina in New York.
The Advertiser, after one week's exist?
ence, has changed its name and charac?
ter. Its brief experience ie that politi?
cal neutrality in a publio journal,-in
Charleston, is an impossibility. It
therefore adopts the name of Tho Na
tionalisl, and promises to advocate inde?
pendently "tho cause of true Republi?
Our merchants, and others winning to
prepare for the fall busiuess, will please
take notice that the PHOENIX office is
supplied with all necessary material for
as handsome cards, bill heads, posters,
circulars, and other printing that maybe
desired, as any office in the city. Give
OB a call and test our work.
Messrs. Aguew & Son are making an
extensivo addition to their store room;
for, with their heavy stock, an increase
of room is essentially necessary. They
not only keep everything in the lines of
hardware and groceries, but have added
a superior stock of wines and liquors.
Amoog the favorite brands of cham?
pagne we mention the "Delmonico,"
"Carte Blanche," "Roderer," etc. The
community are fully posted on the lat?
ter and no recommendation is, therefore,
Mr. Elias Pollock bas returned to his
first love. After au absence of several
years, ho is once more amongst tis, and
may be found at the store of Mr. A.
Palmer, piepared to record orders, etc
Mr. P. is one of our oldest citizens.
lu 1830, as we are informed, the
Messrs. Fairbanks established a Beale
manufactory at St. Johusbury, Yt. From
small beginnings their business has in?
creased till their factories cover acres of
ground, and upwards of 500 men are
constantly employed. At first their or?
ders were confined to this country alone,
but to-day tho whole world is weighed
ia Fairbanks' balance. Determined to
uso nothing but the best material; to em?
ploy only the most experienced help; to
send nothing from the factory whioh has
not been subjected to the most severe
tests; it is no wonder that the Fairbanks'
name is identified with the ecale which
is everywhere considered the standard.
The thermometer rated summerly yes
day. The following is the reoord at the
Pollock House: 7 A. M., 68; 12 M., 75;
2 P. M., 78; 7 P. M., 78.
Carpets aro usually bought by the yard
and worn by the foot.
At a meeting of tho Board of Trade,
held on Monday evening last, a commit?
tee, consisting of R. D. Sena, E. Hope,
W. C. Swaffield, J. D. Caldwell and J.
C. Seegers, wore appointed to investi?
gate, for tho information of the tax-pay?
ers, tho contracts recently mode by the
City Council for the oreotion of the new
City Hall and market.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
uight mail opens 6.30 A. M.; CIOS6B6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M. ; doses 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 8 to 4 P. M.
A Nsw ENTERPRISE *OB COLUMDIA.
Tho Working Christian, the Baptist pa?
per of South Carolina, now published in
Charleston, is about to be permanently
located in Columbia. Mr. Gaines, the
editor and proprietor of this excellent
paper, has associated with him his bro?
ther, Rev. W. A. Gaines. They expect
to occupy temporarily tho rooms on
Main street recently vacated by Mr. E
R. Stokes. Tho Baptist denomiuatiot
of this State numbers, we believe, noon
500 churches. Tho Working Chritlim
is tho organ of these churches, and hai
gained a wide circulation.
LIST OE NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. Agnew Sc Sou-Fresh Crackers.
Miss Bolliogcr-School Notice.
D. C. Peixotto Sc Sun-Baoou;-&c.
Fairbanks Sc Co.-Scales.
Dr. H?initah-Chill Cure.
R. Munro & Son-Sn m icons.
Apply ot this offico-For Reut.