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Frilay Moruinii Bepteaaber 29,1871.
Tho NUTT City Itali ona New Mdirkel
Th? Letter Ot Slr. Parkins.
Oar readers have observed tho note of
the Ci ty Clerk and the letter of the archi?
tect, Mr. Parkins, published in yester?
day's PHONIX. TO refer the editorial of
the PHOENIX to Mr. FarkirjB was righi, on
Mayor Alexander's part. We give him
credit for that. This was what we de*
aired. Wo have now Mr. Parkins' reply.
It is very vague and indefinite. It is
entirely unsatisfactory. In tho first
place, we think it susceptible of proof
that the coBt of building is higher in
Atlanta than in Colombia. It stands to
reason that it should be. Atlanta is an
interior t?wo, more remote than Colum?
bia from the sea-port, and iron, lamber,
lime, glass, sand, woges, building mate?
rials in general, are, no doubt, dearer
than in this oity. Ai to brioks, we are
not now informed as to their market
price in Atlanta, but we wonld presume
that they are oheaper here than in that
city. But, asido from those connidera
tions, we have to say that this is not the
point. Mr. latter, on tho part of the
City Council, is on a side issue. The
main point is, what is the proper, honest
contract price for (he work contracted for
by Mr. Allen and bid on by Messrs. War?
ing and Johnson. Let us leave Mr. Par?
kins, and what he said, ont of the ques?
tion. Let the plans and*sp?cifications of
the new City Hall, as thoy..woro handed
to Messrs. Allen, Waring and Johnson,
be submitted to an impartial committee
of citizens. This alone will satisfy the
public, and this alone should satisfy the
public. And the same may be said for
the new market. Certainly thero can be
tio doubt as to the disposition of tho
City Counail to submit the matter to this
toBt. Is not this a reasonable demand?
If there be no fraud, then vindication
trill follow. We are pleased to observe
thatithe Board of Trade have appointed
st committee to investigate this matter.
We are satisfied that th oj will do their
.duty without favor or affection. Let tho
whole matter be thoroughly Bitted. All
the public want is the truth.
A nollie r I'll ase or tbc Slatter.
Thus far we have directed oar inqui?
ries to the subject of the legitimate cost
of the new improvements propos?t! and
determined upon by,the City Council.
On that subject we have our opinion.
Wo believe, from what we can learn,
that the proper cost of'the now City
Hall is not greater thau $80,000, and
that Mr. Allen, the contractor, receives
a bonus of $60,000. This, however, is
to be proved pr disproved. Upon the
City Council reeta the onus of furnish?
ing tho test. We reserve, for the present,
au absolute and final judgment in the
premises.: . ?
So, too, with regard to the now mar?
ket. We regard it likely that-the proper
cost of that building' is about $12,000.
If this be so, tho contractors, Aldermen
Smith and Simons, receive a* bonus of
$6,000. This,: however, is also to be
proved or disproved, and tho responsi?
bility for the pi'oof rests upon the City
Council. But there is, us we have re?
marked, a new phase of this matter, and
we hope that the committee of the Board
of Trade will ask for light in the pre?
mises. What about the ways and means
provided for raising this $168,000, neces?
sary lo carry out the two conw?els that the
City Council have made. This is a matter
lying back of the cost of the new im?
provements. It is an important ques?
tion. We ' have been informed that a
certain capitalist' consulted a lawyer of
this oity as td the right of the City
Council to issao bonds of the city, and
that this question was submitted, be?
cause of the faot that the said capitalist
was contemplating the loan to the City
Coanoil of $75,000,. upon the placing in
his hands of city bonds to the amount
of $250,000. Was this arrangement ever
perfected? If .so, who is responsible for
it? These are questions that the publio
have a right to.ask. In the name of the
public, we ?all for information.
The risa of golcbis attributed by the
New York Sun to several causes. That
paper remarks that it is owing, in the
first place, to tho fact that a syndicate of
speculators are op ora tin g for a rise,
?eoondly, as shown by the advance of
the rate of interest by the Bank of Eng?
land, the stagnation of tho European
money market which prevailed daring
the summer has oome to an end, and the
millions whioh .woro temporarily sent
over hero and loaned nt two and three
per cent, per annum have been called
home, i Thirdly, our imports aro largo,
and that creates a large demand for coin
Frank Kinlooh-the old wood sawyer,
better known as Jawbone-died iu Sum?
merville, Sunday, in tho ninety-sixth
year of his age. He war, the coachman
of Gov. Aikeu's father.
COLUMBIA, September 29. 1871.
r M?. EDITOR: ? hand you two extracts
from the Iaat issue of tho Edgeflold Ad
-^tfser, Septembc? 28,; which wero.wri^
ton in reply to a commun i ca ti on in tho
Columbia ' tTniony^some days ago, over
the signatura of t"Aa Old Rejmblipap."
For baro-faoed mendacity and reokless
inj us tico, this corr os pondent-"An Old
Republican"-has not been equaled be?
fore, even io the prostituted columns of
the Union, whose whole capital and
stock in trade is wilful and malicious
misrepresentation of the people of South
Carolina. "An Old Republican" is very
well known to the people of Edge&eld,
who he hos, on more occasions than this,
slandored and traduced, to make capital
with his party. No portion of the United
States has been more quiet and orderly
for months and months than Edgeflold,
and this mendacious correspond out has
become alarmed at it, knowing that,
with a restoration of a normal condition
of society, such excrescences as himself
must wither into obscurity.
AN OLD LIAB, RATHER.-Last weok
wo copied from the Daily Union a tre?
mendous farrago of stuff, in tho shape
of a lettor dated "Heights Above Ham?
burg," and signed "An Old Republican."
This lotter depioted a fearful Ku Klux
outrage against a negro family in the
Dark Corner. It was intended to fire
tho negro heart and make the negro
brood still moro fiercely upon what rene?
gades and carpet-baggers term "the
wrongs of bis moe." But to day we
publish a oomplete refutation ot the
whole tale. See tho affidavit of Sile Ro?
binson and his two sons, hereto nnnexed.
So "An Old Republican" turns out to ba
simply an old liar. But the Union will
stick up to him. Of that he may bo
EDOEFIELD COUNTY, S. C.,
September 25, 1871.
We, Silo Robinson and sons, John Ro?
binson and Spenoer Robinson, do here?
by certify that we are informed that cer?
tain persons have reported that we are
tho persons referrod to in a communica?
tion headed "Heights Above Hamburg,
S. C., September 14, 1871," and pub?
lished in the Daily Union, over the sig?
nature of "An Old Republican," upon
whom a Ku Klnx outrage was said to
have been committed; that we livo near
Red Oak Grove, and that no outrage has
boon committed upon us of any nature
whatever; that no section of the State
oan bo more frdo from Ku Klux out?
rages, aa we have not hoard of a Bingle
act of any organized band of lawless
SILE * ROBINSON,
; JOHN H ROBINSON,
SPENCER VA ROBINSON,
Wyatt L. Holmes, Wm. Parkman.
MB. EDITOR: I hove read in your
issue of the 21st, an article copied from
tho Columbia Union, over tho signature
of "An Old Republican," iu reference to
a Ku Klux outrage said to have been
committed in this vicinity, within the
lost month. Since then, I have trou?
bled myself no little to asoertain if tbero
was any foundation for the rumor, and
am satisfied that the statement is an un?
mitigated falsehood throughout. I have
seen the old colored man, Silo Robinson,
npon whom, the outrage is said to have
been perpetrated,. and ho. utterly dis?
claims knowing anything in reference to
the reported Ku Klux disturbance, or
having said anything to that effect.
And ho is willing to sign a paper giving
the lie to the whole story.
The colored people in this neighbor?
hood say they are willing to testify that
no suoh outrage hos occurred in tim
section of country; and they further
wish me to say for thom, thut while tbej
are satisfiod, and are liviug in peace and
quietuess, as they have boeu doiug for n
long while, they hope tho party will uol
disturb the friendly relations existing
botween thom and tho whites, by ropro
eenting the weakest of their race as cir
diluting such libelous aud unwarranted
I send yon a list of names, of both
whito aud black, who aro willing to tes
tify in this matter, should you desiri
further ovideuoo, viz: Messrs. T. J
Thurmond, Jesse Bailoy, P. P. Doolit
tie, J. W. Glanton. B. F. Glanton, Wm
Parkman, W. J. Holmes, C. L. Blair
Dr. J. H. Jennings, Landon Tucker, E
A. Searles, Starling F. Freeman, W
Bussey, (white,) aud Sile Robinson
Lewis Gilchrist, Thomas Collins, Alial
Hampton, Pleasant Holmes, (oolorod,
and could send hundreds of others, i
neoessary, of both colors, living in tin
vioinity of Red Oak Grove Church.
WYATT L. HOLMES.
RAILROAD MEETING.-The followinj
oard, published in the Edgeflold Adver?
tiser, is signed by nearly fifty prominen
Wo horoby invite theoitizens of Edge
field County to meet together at Edge
field Court House, S. C., on Monday
October 2, 1871, to take into considorc
tion the building of a railroad from Au
gusta, Ga., via Edgeflold Court House
to Laurens Court House, and any poiu
beyond whioh may be deemed advisabh
and the propriety of calling a railroa
convention of all persons interested i
the enterprise, to be assembled in Cc
luinbia, S. C., on Friday, 10th Noven:
ber, 1871, and of appointing delegate
Tho name of the nnfortunato ooiore
man, found on James Island, a few dnj
ago, and who was and still continues ii
sensible, is Simon Grant. The name <
his would-be murderer is believed to L
Moses Washington, also colored, who
now undor arrest.
The Flnnncea ot tho Btati.
The Charleston News analyses Gov.
Scott's report to the Ka Kim Commit?
tee. The points are well taken. Tho
. Assuming, ?pr the sake of argument,
that Governor Scott's September report
is correct, the debt of the State is:
Amount of bonded debt
existing prior to the
Amount of bonds issued by
Provisional Government 1,023,473 94
Amuut of bonds issu?d by
present Administration. -1,-158,550 00
Debt according to Scott.. ?9,528,50-1 10
To this must bo added :
1. The difference between
tho trae amount due on
the Fire Loan Sterling
Bonds past due and un?
paid, 8788,222 27, uud
that stated in the Oorup
$.184,444 57. ...8 383,777 76
2. Blue Ridge Railroad
bonds. 4,000,000 00
Lees amount of bouda
paid at maturity, accord?
ing to Governor Scott's
roport. 250,000 00
Total debt of the State...813,662,341 86
Wo deduct the 8250,000 wbioh is do
olared to have been paid; bat how are
we to know that tho floating debt lina
not been increased by an equal amount?
Tho State owed its Financial Agent, ia
May last, 8800,000. How much duos tho
State owe him now? The only additions
wo make to tho figures gj$en by Govern?
or Scott are: (1) the differeuco between
tho true and tho published amount of
tho debt duo on the Fire Loan bonds,
and (2) the amount of the bondB of the
Blue Ridge Railroad guaranteed by the
State. We do not take iuto account the
other contingent railroad liabilities of
the State, amounting (seo Scott's roport)
to 82,712,608 20; because wo hope that,
as Governor Scott says, "in the event of
any of the. above roads failing to meet
the interest on tho guaranteed bouds,
the State is perfectly secure." But the
84,000,000 of Blue Ridge bouds cauuot
be included ia this category, the State
having ia their case little or no security.
Ono statement made by Governor Scott
iu regard to the Blue Ridge bonds is
particularly disingenuous. He says
"none of tho bouds have yet been put on
tho market." This is literally true. No
Blue Ridge bouda bave been "put on the
market," but at least 83,100,000 of tho
whole 84,000,000 are hypothecated to se?
cure contracts made by the company, or
the money which it baa borrowed.
Tho attempt to fasten upon preceding
administrations tho responsibility for
88,162,440 of tho entire direct debt of
the State, will fail now as it has failed
before. Gov. Scott reports, for instance,
that 8500,000 of bills receivable, issued
by tho Provisional Government, have
buen redeemed by the present adminis?
tration. Wo do riot doubt that 8500,000
was paid out in this money; but tho bills
which were redeemed wero issued by
Gov. Scott's administration, or wero re
doomed thrice ovor. Gov. Orr, in his
message presented to tho Legislature
when the Scott administration took
office, say s: "Ou the 1st day of May,
18G8, there was outstanding and in cir?
culation of these bills receivable only
8135,687," and Gov. Scott himself says,
iu his message, that the amount out?
standing on May 1, 1868, was 8220,000.
How was tho 8135,687, or tho 8220,000,
conjured into 8500,000? Nor will tho
statement made of the past due interest,
and other debts of preceding adminis?
trations, paid by the Scott administra?
tion, bear tho least examination. It is
rather cool, for example, to place upon
the convenient backs of preceding' ad?
ministrations the responsibility for inte?
rest on the S Uto debt up to July 1, 1869,
wheu it is un indisputable fact that the
Scott administration came into power in
May, 1868, fourteen months before.
But wo uro not disposed to push the
Soott financiers to tho wall, nor do wo
desire to take a gloomy view of tho situ?
ation. It is sumoient to know that tho
Radical governineut of South Carolina,
in threo years, have, in round numbers,
doubled the public debt of the State.
Upon tho subject of taxation wu have
ouly a few words to say. Por ten years
previous to tho war tho average annual
taxation was 8131,000. During tho past
three years, according to Gov. Scott's
own statement, the appropriations have
boen ns follows:
1869- Total taxation. l,011,9t)l
1870- Total taxation. 1,670,063
Wo are glad to seo that Gov. Soott is
confident that tho Legislature, at tho
next session, will amend the election law
so as to OIOSG the door against fraud; and
if Gov. Scott carries out, in good faith,
tho promises which he made to tho May
Convention, wo shall be inolined to blot
out all remembrance of his ingenious re?
port to thu Ku Klux Committee upon tho
financial condition of the State.
MAN KILLED NEAR HAMUURO. -A ne?
gro, named Hoary MoKinno, was shot
and killed near Hamburg, S. C., Tues?
day, by William Quarles, a whito man.
Quarles and McKinno had had some
previous difficulty about the wife of tho
latter, and mooting on this occasion a
quarrel sprung up between tho two,
ending in the death of McKinno from a
ball fired from a pistol in the hands of
Quarles. Wo understand that both of
tho parties had been drinking and were
slightly intoxicated. Immediately after
tho shooting, Quarles lied and has not
yot becu apprehended.
A despatch from Portland, Oregon,
says that track-laying on the Northern
Pacific Railroad will commence Monday.
TOB Ku KLUX.-Ia the Baltimore
Commercial Convention, on the 26th,
Mr. Arnim, ol Sooth Carolina, offered
the following:" ; .
Whereas tho Southern States in gene?
ral, and the S tato of South Carolina es?
pecially, have and,do suffer great losses
in commerce, finance, credit, immigra?
tion, and in every other respect, by the
constant rumors of tho operation of Ku
Klux notion and its consequences; and
whereas the Stute of South Carolina hus
ample laws to protect nil citizens and to
briug offenders thereof to justice; aud
whereas his Excellency tho President of
the United States is, will or moy bo nd
vieod to proclaim in ccrtuin Counties of.
the Statu of South Carolina martini law;
therefore, be it
Resolved, by tho National Commorciul
Convention, now in session iu tho city
of Baltimoro, That tho President of this
Convention shull appoint a committee
of throe, whose duty it shall be to pre?
pare and present to his Excellency the
Pr?sident of the United States, in the
name of this National Commercial Con?
vention, a memorial to the effect: Not
to proclaim martial law iu tho State of
South Carolim. unless tho responsible
citizens thereof refuse io use their in?
fluence of right nod order, und hiing
overy person chargeable ns acting with
the Ku Klux Klan to justice
Resolved, That tho same cotmnitleo
shall prepare aud cause to bo published
au address to the people of South Caro?
lina, in the name of thc National Com?
mercial Convention, and require thom to
do their utmost duty in arrestiug every
person who is proved by substantial wit?
nesses as having committed deeds kuowu
as Ku Klux acts, so that such outlaws
may bo brought in the courts and dealt
with according to the laws of the State
aud United States.
Mr. Arnim desired the resolutions to
bo referred to u special committee of
Mi' Snyder, of Tennessee, moved that
the resolutions bo laid on tho table,
which was curried by u large majority.
The following delegates wore present
from this State: Rich'd Lathers, Charles?
ton Board of Trade; Daniel Ravcuel,
Jr., Charleston Chamber of Commerce;
John Aloxauder aud W. H. Wigg, Co?
lumbia; E. B. C. Cash, State at Large;
Prank Arnim, Third Congressional Dis?
CHARGED WITII KU KLUXIXO.-On
Monday uight last, H. C. Moseley,
United States Deputy Marshal, upou
warrants issued by Samuel T. Poiuier,
United States Corn missioner, arrested
tinder tho Kn Klux Act of Cougrcss the
following mimed persons, residing in the
upper part of this County: O. C. Beam
guard, Charles Beamguurd, J. Newman
Thomas, William C. Thomas, John C.
Watson, Thomas H. Lesslcy, William D.
Losslcy and John L. Wood. They wero
arrested on a charge of having whipped
a negro womau by tho name of Phoebe
Smith, who resides in the samo neigh?
borhood of tho persons accused, on tho
night of tho 12th of Moy last. Tho pri?
soners were brought to town ?bout day?
light on Tuesday morning, by a squad of
United States soldiers, und lodged in
jail, preparatory to a preliminary exami?
nation before tho United Stittes Commis?
Robert Faulkner, of the simo neigh?
borhood, charged with participating in
the same offence, and for whoso arrest a
warrant had ulso been issued, was absent
from his homo when the officer called to
arrest him; bat on his return, and ascer-1
taming that a warrant hnd been issued
for him, he immediately came to this
place and suri'ond?red himself to the
On Tuesday an investigation wos had
by the Commissioner, and ofter the ex?
amination of witnesses in behalf of tho
prosecution, tho accused wore required
to give bond, in the sum of $2,000 each,
for their appearance before tbo United
States Circuit Court, to bo held in Co?
lumbia on tho second Monday of No?
vember next, at which term, we under?
stand, Judge Bond will preside. At the
limo of writing, (Wednesday moruiug.)
the required bail had not bcon given.
[ Yorke Me Enquirer,
THU BLOODY ROLL.-Tho following
are Ibo names of tho officers by whom
Mrs. Surratt was tried, wrongfully con?
victed, und judicially murdered. They
should go down to posterity:
Major-General D. Hunter, U. S. V. ;
Major-Genoral Lewis Wallace, U. S. V.;
Brevet Major-General August V. Kautz,
U. S. V.; Brigadier-General Albion P.
Howe, U. S. V.; Brigadier-General Ro?
bert S. Foster, TJ. S. V.; Brigadier-Gen?
eral James A. Ekin, U. S. V.; Brigadier
General T. M. Harris, U. S. V. ; Brevet
Colonel C. H. Tompkius, U. S. A.; Bro
vet Lieutenant-Colonel D. K. Clenden
nin, 8th Illinois Cuvalry?"Brigadier-Gen?
eral Joseph Holt, Judge Advooato and
Recorder; Hon. John A. Bingham and
Brevet Colonel H. L. Bonnet, Assistant
MORE "UNDER TUE GAS LIOUT."-A
man entered a complaint before Alder?
man MoMasters, of Pittsburg, Pa., on
the 25th instant, against his wife's step?
daughter and son-in-law, for attempting
to kill him, by first boating him sense?
less and then layiug him upon the rail?
road traok, to be run over by tho next
train, after the manner of tho sensation?
al situation in tho drama called "Under
THE CHOLERA. -Tho cholera is carry?
ing off tho people of Russia at a fearful
rate, and as great desolation now reigns
in socio portions of tho Empire ns in
ploguo-riddon Persin. In St. Putersburg,
things are improving, tho number of
deaths becomiug daily less, but in other
parts thero is no diminution of tue tlis
Some iucousiderato persons have re?
cently doveloped a fine vein of coal near
Corning, a locality tho geologists lmvo
repeatedly declured it impossible for coal
to exist in, and the indignant savuns aro
contemplating nu injunction.
? DISGRACEFUL AND SHAMBFUII Aar.
We learned, by acoident, of a circum?
stance which, if true as we heard it,
ought to bring tho blush tc? tho cheeks
of all ihankind to, think that one of
God's creatures, known as mau, should
be tho author of snob an'outrage. When
the remains of the Confederate aoldiers
were being exhumed from tho battle?
field of Gettysburg, a mun, whoso father
owned tho ?ield whereon the soldiers
were buried, actually took a gold plate,
to which were attached a set cf fuho
teeth, from the bead of one of the sol?
diers, ami now refuses to givo it tip.
When the agent of the Savannah Me
monal Association visited thu residence
of David Blucher, (the name of thia
Christian citizen,) near Gettysburg, Pu.,
for tho purpose of obtaining the remains
of the Coufederato dead, supposed to be
buried there, hu found that two bodies
culy wero buried on said farm. They
were those of Lieut. Col. Winu, of the
4th Georgia Regiment, and a Mr. Law,
of the same organization. Blocker posi?
tively refused to allow tho bodies to bo
removed until ho was paid for allowing
the remains to rest on tho ground as long
ns they had, whereupon tho agent left.
He returned, however, subsequently,
and through diut of persuasion and
shaming, he prevailed on Blocker to al?
low the bodies to be exhumed; and
when they wero removed, ho (Blocker)
?tole tho toeth.
Lot (his mau bo passed around, so
that his name may become familiar to
every resident of the laud, and when
this vile scum of humanity comes along,
let bim be, as ho should, scoffed at by all
honest men, nud shunned as an object
entirely unworthy of being countenanced
by decent society.
I Savannah [Ga.) News.
TUB KILLING OP HEMPHILL.-As wo
stated laat week, John Gurdner, a special
doputy of tho Sheriff of thia County,
shot and killud John A. Hemphill while
attempting to effect his arrest on a bench
warruut. At the last term of tho Circuit
Court for this County, Hemphill waa
convicted of perjurj', but absconded be?
fore the sentence of the court was i .ssed
upon bim. A scaled sentence was left
j by the preBidiug Judge. Ou Monday of
last week ho was arrested by Deputy
Gardner, and on tho next morning, at 2
o'clock, was brought to tho jail for com?
mitment. While at the jail door bc
made a pretext to step a short distance
from thoso having him in charge, and
tho jortnissiou being granted bim, after
walking a few steps from the door ho
commenced running at full speed and
made his escape. His whereabouts were
soon ascertained, however, and Deputy
Gardner made the second effort to cap?
ture him, with tho result heretofore pub?
lished. Tho matter was immediately
brought before the grand jury, which
body failed to find a true bill against
Gardner, and ho was consequently dis?
charged from further pustody.
I Yorke Hie Enquirer.
TAMMANY'S DEFIANCE.-Tho adhesive
policy of the powers that be in New
York baa been admirably illustrated by
thu Mayor and Comptroller, and now
the general committeo of Tammany, in?
spired by tho irrepressible Tweed, rises
above tho storm of reproach and sounds
a vigorous blast of defiance. This com?
mittee held a meeting Monday oveniug,
nud Supervisor Tweed made a character?
istic speech, in which he consoled the
wounded honor of Tammany by Baying
that the party had only to be compact
nud resolute, submitting to no wrong,
legally and peaceably depositing their
ballots, and victory would crown their
standard. Every candidate nominated
by Tammany would bo elected on the
7th of November. The leaders, he
added, who had been assailed, would bo
vindicated in a court of justice. News?
paper attacks and aspersions emanating
from organizations of disappointed poli?
ticians did not constitute evidence. On
tho conclusion of tho great Rackcm's
speech, tho officers of last year were re?
elected unanimously. It was deter?
mined to hold the primaries for tho elec?
tion of delegates to tho State Demo?
cratic Couvcntiou on the 29th instant.
Tai: STATE FAUL-lu au article on this
subject, the Charleston News calls atten?
tion to tho Fuir. It says:
"Tho Fair of tho Agricultural and
Mechanical Society will bo held at Co?
lumbia, beginning on the (Uh and closing
u*i tho 11th November. We print the
r 'es nud regulations in another column,
n d tho Secretary, Col. D. Wyatt Aiken,
Cokesbury, S. C., will be pleased to give
intending exhibitors any further infor?
mation they may desire. Premia ms aro
given for field crops; cattle, horses and
mules; wines, honey and preserves; fruits
and vegetables; manufactured goods;
needle and fanny work; mnchinery and
manufactures in wood and iron; objects
of art. There- are also speoial premi?
ums; including ono of $300 for the best
steam plough successfully operated one
hour eaoh day during tho Fair. All that
is needed now is a determination on the
part of tho public to make the Fair equal
to its rivals in our sister States, and
worthy of our own ante-bellum reputa?
tion. This can be done."
TUE TsiiBOBAPii LINE.-We aro ona
blod to announce that tho telegraph line
to Yorkville- has been completed, and
facilities aro now at hand for instant
communication with the "rest of man?
kind." Mr. B. W. Norton, a competent
and accommodating operator, is in
charge of tho office at this place, and re?
ports everything in readiness for receiv?
ing and despatching messages.
L Vor kettle Enquirer.
A full-bearded young grand-father re?
cently bud his hirsuto appendage shaved
oil', showing n clean face for thefirst timo
for a number of year?. At tho dinner
tublo his turee years old grand-daughter
noticed it, "Gazed long with wondering
eye," and fiually ejaculated: "Grand?
father, whoso head you got on?"
TU o>-o ?o? 1" ". X.-?^'jar^'aT,
FHCENIXZANA.--The price-;of Bingle :
?opi?s of the PHCENIX-is ?y.e.??jits.' f?dy
The causea of tho removal of John
Eptou as Trial Justice of Spartanbnrg
County, we are informed, was failure to
have persons nrreBtod who were guilty
of outrages, and for using his office iu a,
A sensitive old bachelor says that pret?
ty girls always affect him jost as orna?
mental con fea ti on cry does-they give
him the heart-burn.
You cannot escape from anxiety and
labor; it is tho destiny of humanity.
We are nssurcd by the agent, Major
Horbach, that the grand single number
raille, advertised to take place on the
12th of October, will positively take
place on that day. A large number of
tiokets are being sold daily.
Mr. J. Ross Robertson has taken edi?
torial oharge of the Winnsboro N&ws.
"Cousin Susie" will accept oar thanks,
for the tasty floral presentation. .
Mr. Pollock (he of the Pollock House)
is in receipt of another lot of canary
birds. Cages of different styles are also
Our merchants, and others wishing to
prepare for tbe fall busiueas, will please
take notice that the PHCBNXX office is
supplied with all necessary material for
as handsome cards, bill hoads, posters,
circulars, and other printing that maybe
desired, as any office in the city. Give
us a call and test our work.
Messrs. J. H. & M. Xi. Kinard dispose
of other things besides dry goods, at
low rates. They have a stock of boots,
shoes and bats, whioh they are disposing
of at ridiculously low priceB. Try them.
The thermometer at the Pollock House
ranged aa follows yesterday: 7 A. M.,
57; 12 M., 61; 2 P. M., 65; 7 P. M., 64.
The difference between an entranoe to
a barn and a loafer in a printing office
One is a barn door and the other is a
Happiness is a perfume, and every
man should shed some.
Marriage licenses in Maryland bear
tho State seal, with the State motto
*'Cresci(e el multiplicimini." (Increase
The Columbia Hotel grocery establish?
ment of Hardy Solomon, Esq., is now
under thu superintendence of Mr. A. L.
Solomon-tho brother of the proprietor
-who is known in this community as
thoroughly competent for the position;
his long experience in mercantile affairs
rouderiug him perfectly au fail. The
establishment has undergone an over?
hauling, refitting and refurnishing. The
stock is full, and the proprietor will see
that it is constantly kept np. A glance
through the establishment, yesterday,
showed many articles new to this sec?
tion. Among others may be mentioned
cm died orange and lemon peel; choco?
late paste, for compounding a hasty cop
of that beverage; lard in buckets, etc.
Mr. A. MoFeo is at his old post. *
"Go it while you're young" has been
tho ruin of thousands.
A lovely mode of reasoning-Man and
woman putting their heads together.
MAID ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho Northern
mail opons at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day moil opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opons 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M. ; oloaes 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, Septomber 28.
Columbia Hotel-S. C. Gilbert, J. S. Han
nahan, E. B. Seabrook, W. H. Evans,
Dr. L. C. Service, Charleston; J. F. My?
ers, J. H. Wahlers, M. P. Browning, G.
W. Sturgeon, G. Boliver, Orangebnrg;
N. B. Lipscomb, Abbeville; S. N. Dixon,
Ga.; J. Anderson, Fla.; F. A. Gilbert,
Sumter; L. R. Hamer, Barnwell; W. L.
Hardin, Baltimore; R. A. Cates, W. D.
Fowler, Glenn Springs; S. Fair, L. J.
Jones, Newberry; R. B. Foster, S. and
TJ. BJ. R.
Central Hotel-L. Mann, Newberry; S.
Bobo, wife and daughter, Spartanbnrg;
J. L. Young, C. Bolt, S. B. Jeter and
wife, Union; D. G. Ruff, Mrs. M. L.
Sims, Alston; J. Bf Motley, Kershaw; D.
A. Smith, W. H. Ramply, Anderson; J.
B. Rogers, Will ?ams ton; B. F. Maul tl in,
Nickerson House-Miss E. Watkins,
Miss L. Watkins, Riohmond; J. P.
Smith, N. 0. ; J. M. Mos ely, Hodges';
R. M. Stokes, Union; W. R. Hom ph ill,
Rev. J. L. Hemphill and wife, Ky.; J.
Knox, Abbeville; B. F. Crayton, S. H.
Provost, Anderson; E. Frost, Charles?
ton; D. W. Bowles, Virginia; Fred. D.
Bush, Greenville; J. D. Creswell, Green?
LIBT OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Geo. Symmers-Winos, Liquors, ?to.
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
iMronTANT TO Hun.nr.ns AN? CONTRACTORS.
We learn from our Charleston exchanges that
Slr. P. P. Toalo, the well-known manufacturer
of Doors, Ka ulien, Blinds, fcc, h AH established
a depot at No. 20 il ay no street, where he keeps
constantly on hand not only all articles from
his own manufactory, but also every variety
of huilders' hardware, French and American
wiiidon Rlass, hoth plain and ornamental,
slate mantels, and, in short, every tb i tig, ne?
cessary lo tiiiihh handsomely a residence, a
store, or a church. Aug 31 i