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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sunday Morning, March 10, 1872.
1 The Hew Hampshire'Klectlona.
The eleetion for State offloers takes
place in Now Hampshire on the 12th in?
stant. It will be the first gun in the
Presidential campaign of 1872, and, as
each, becomes invested with general in?
terest throughout the country. It seems
that there are bot little, if any, local or
States issae involved in the canvass.
The Democrats and Republicans are as
nearly equally divided, if not more so,
than in any other State. The respective
numbers of the adherents of each party
are not only very evenly balanced, but
there is, we believe, no great dispropor?
tion as to the character, wealth or intel?
ligence of the Republicans and Dauto?
crats. It makes but little difference, so
far as the material and immediate inte?
rests of New Han shire are ooncerned,
which party controls the State Govern?
ment, for it, will be administered by
either honestly, economically and with
a view to conserve the public welfare in
every respect. Happy State that, and
to whioh poor South Carolina stands in
sad and humiliating contrast! Having
no great evils to correct at home, the
attention of the people is turned almost
solely to questions of national import.
Grant's Administration is being weighed
in the balance, and the friends of the
Administration,'conscious of the influ?
ence whioh the result may have upon
the Philadelphia Convention, are strain?
ing every nerve to carry the day for
Grant. Senator Wilson deserted his
seat in Congress, to take part in the con?
flict. D. T. Corbin was called from this
State, to desoribe the "hellish outragea"
and excuse Grant's tyranny towards the
South. Wilson, of Iowa, ex-Governor
Hardman, General A. F. Stevens, W.
G. Sc ofield, of Pennsylvania, and can?
vassers from various other S bates, of
more or less note and ability, have hur?
ried to Grant's reson?, and are making
the dales of New Hampshire re echo
their fulsome praises of the great gift
taker and the wisdom and success pf his
administration. Republican clubs have
been organized in every neighborhood,
and nothing that money and the power?
fol lever of Grant's patronage can effect,
will be left undone. " The Democrats are
not idle, but 'they' have no powerful
outside pressure to bring into bearing,
and are thereby taken at a great disad?
vantage We hope for the best, bot will
not be surprised to hear that the Repub?
licans have carried the State by the
usual majority. This will, of course,
strength in Giant's ohances of renomina?
tion, but it will have little, if any, weight
in his re-election. The straggle in New
Hampshire is between Democraoy and
Republicanism. In the Presidential
election, we hope to have the issue made
between centralization and resulting
military despotism, as embodied in
Grant, and a free, constitutional govern?
ment, whioh is a oommon aim of the
Democracy, and euoh anti-Grant Repub?
licans as Schurz, Sumner, Trumbull,
Greeley and others of that ilk. If we
oan seonre that end, and bring tho Go?
vernment, now so fast verging to impe?
rialism, back to the principles that
aotnated and governed its founders
the independence and freedom of the
States in their looal governments-wo
shall have accomplished glory enough
for one day. On suoh an issue as that,
the South, at any rate, will be oontent to
forego for the nonce her low tariff pro?
clivities, and vote en masse for Sumner,
Sohurz, Greeley, Trumbull or any other
candidates of good character and ability
who may bo pat up against Grant.
COLOR IM LAW.-An amusing discus?
sion ocourred in the Virginia Assembly
a few days ago on the subject of the
words "person of color," in eome pend?
ing bill. Separate motions were made
by colored members, to whom the white
members loft the matter entirely to sub?
stitute the words "negro," "mixed
races," and "persons of color." The
"colored" amendment il nally prevailed
nndor the argument of a member with a
brighter face than his brethren, whe
said the term negro applied to some, bul
denied its appleoation to himself.
The Boston Transcript soys: "Thc
man who govorns Franoe is muoh in thc
situation of the sailor who oaught a tigei
in a tub. If he don't sit down on him all
the time aa hard as he can, the tiger will
lift the tub and be out and at him. Il
he finds the tnb lifting on one side s
shade, and sits more on that sido to stop
it, the boast beneath discovers a letting
up on tho opposite side of the tub ant
has his nose ont there instanter. Would
not the man on the top sometimes like
to take tarns with somebody in govern
ing Franco, so that ho might sleep nov,
and then out of reaoh and iou nd of thc
Vb? ?>hce?l* ??a Jode? Or?ta?ra.
^ The Union, y er j au justly, to Bay the
least, has striven to convey the impres
1 don that tb is journal has acted uni airly
towards Judge Graham, in its notice of
the action" of the House. The articles
in the FHGJNIX: should Bpeak for them?
selves-the first expteasing onr doubts of
the truth of the charges, and the seoond
expressing oar gratification at the com?
plete vindication whioh he had made.
After quoting from onr article, as fol?
lows: * '
"It is alleged that* *tbo bearing, in?
structions and rulings to the jury and to
the cooneel for tho plaintiffs raise strong
appr?hensions' that corruption was prac?
ticed rnd justice denied. Of course, it
all moans that Judge Graham has ac?
cepted a bribe and soiled the judioial
ermine with a daub from that cess-pool
of corruption in whioh the body of out
legislators have been wallowing ' for
The clear, or at any rata well-red?
headed genius of the Union comments in
the following terms:
"Now, we undertake to say that there
is nothing in the resolution, or anything
else connected with the matter, that
would justify any person in snob a con?
clusion, and for a journalist to rash be?
fore the public, before any facts at all
have been developed, and attempt to
prejudice the case, is, to say the least of
If there is say ether, officer of a court
who makes rulings, or gives instructions
to juries, except the Judge, we are una?
ware of it. We simply copied, as the
quotation marks show, a part of the pre?
amble to the original resolution of in?
vestigation as introduced into the House.
If the preamble meant anything else
than what we said, namely, that Judge
Graham had accepted a bribe, &o., we
wonld like to hear the Union explain it.
No, Mr. Union, we are in no wiso re?
sponsible, os yob aro folly aware, for the
calumny against Jndge Graham. You
must go to your own immaculate House
of Representatives for that. We dis?
tinctly avowed oar doabt of tho truth oi
tho charge; nor does our declaration
that the fact of Jadgo Graham associ?
ating himself with corrupt men, pre?
vent our speaking with the samo confi?
dence of him had he not done so, admit
of any snob construction, logically oi
reasonably, as you place upon it. Saj
you: "If this means anything, it meant
that, becaase Judge Graham was electee
to his posit ion by Republicans, he must,
of necessity, be corrupt." Ia say inf
that we could not speak for Judge Gra
ham with tho same confidence we one?
could, we mean, say you, that he must
of ucoossity, bo corrupt. Nobody bu
a muddle-bead could ever draw suoh I
conclusion from oar words. Our onl;
mistake in the matter was in presuming
that thero must have been at least som
plausible pretext for the accusation
against Judge Graham, when the Hous
of Representatives that elected him, an<
is composed almost entirely of his OW]
political associates, adopted ununi
monah-, if wo are correctly informed,
resolution setting forth corruption, HUI
Count i vu tl ve?, Stund to Your l*o*t.
Au tho session draws lo a close, tho ur
paid members of the Legislature ar
becoming quite restive about gottin
their pay certificates oaehed, lt is sai
that although $700,000 has been psi
into the Treasury from taxes colleotec
not a dollar can be squeezed from Trei
surer Parker on the pay certificates c
the members. Mauy of them, dishear
eaed, aro discounting their certificate
at ruinous rates, to the broker1: an
bankers. Tho conservative members, t
a rule, ore not in such straitened ci
oamstunces, and have mostly held on I
their certificates, determining to retui
thom to the very last moment, rath
than bo chiseled out of what they just!
consider their honest dues. We bea
t now, that thero is a projeot on foot, co:
coated by the scheming ones who are i
, terested ia various swindling measur
, now before tho Legislature, to cash tl
, certificates of tho conservative membot
in order to iuduco them to leave for thc
, homes, and thus make the way easy f
; the iniquitous legislation Bought ic
t We tako this occasion to warn our mci
, hers, both in the House and the Senat
. to stand firmly at their posts. The
aro a goodly number of Rep?blica!
who, by their recent votes, show th
) they aro opposed to the most rascal
bills that aro now in course of passag
These bills may, in all probability,
I defeated, if the conservatives will rema
I and lend their assistance to the beti
r class of tho Republicans. Any consol
^ ativo who leaves Columbia before D
( jourumont, will bo guilty of a gravo r
p gleot of duty, and should be r?pudi?t
I by bia coustituouts at the fall election!
I Bou. Butler was intended by 1
? parents for a olergyman, but Ketti
. hold of a little hatchet, told fifteen I
for every tree ho ont down, convert
? bis graud-mother's spectacles into mi
? bles, stole his uncle's saddle horse a
finally landed in Congress.
.J uti g? ?J rah am.
The Judiciary Committee, charged
with the duty of investigating certain
rumored irregularities npoa the trial of
the ease of Win. F. Bedding, et tue,
against the South Carolina Railroad
Company, in the Circuit Court, at
Charleston, before the Hon. R. F. Gra?
ham, reported, through their Chairman,
W. D. Wilkes, Esq., as follows:
That from the very grave nature of
the allegations against Dodge Graham,
and by implication, though not named,
against the Sheriff and Jory Commis?
sioner of Charleston; County,1 your Com?
mittee notified Jndg? Graham that they
would proceed with tho iuVBSttgolton on
the 7th day- of March, and at tho Bame
time despatched a sergeant af-arms to
summon before the Committee the She?
riff and; Jury Commissioner of Charles?
ton County, and some twenty other wit?
nesses, whose names were furnished by
thu author of the resolutions. Judge
Graham promptly appeared before your
Committee, announced his readiness to
answer any and every allegation con?
tai tied in the resolutions, so far as they
related to his judioial action in the case,
and requested the most thorough inves?
Your Committee examined but two
witnesses in the case-Mr. Jerrey, the
author of the resolution charging your
Committee with this investigation, and
E. B. Seabrook, Esq., Solicitor of tho
First Judioial Circuit, who was of coun?
sel for Wm. F. Bedding, el W.T. At the
conclusion of tho testimony of Mr. Sea?
brook, Judge Graham, through his
friend, the Hon. T. Y. Simons, prof?
fered to the Commiltee a copy of his
charge to the .jury empaneled to try
the ease, certified to aa oorreot by B. G.
Shaffer, Stenographer to the First Judi?
oial Circuit, and also a letter from the
Hon; B. W. Seymour, who was also of
counsel for the plaintiffs.
In submitting the testimony and ac?
companying doouments to the considera?
tion of the House of Boprcsentutives,
your Committee feel themselves con?
strained to express theregret that a more
passing conversation between Mr. Jer
vey and Mr. Seabrook, with reference to
the case of Bedding, et ux, should have
been made the occasion of preferring to
the House ohargoB of "corruption und
bad faith" against Judge Graham and
the under officers of his court. If mem?
bers of the House will read carefully the
testimony of Messrs. Jervey and Sea?
brook, and which your Committee do
not feel called upon or inclined to re?
view, they will readily per?oive that the
foundation for this investigation resta
solely upon the statements made to Mr.
Jervey by Mr. Seabrook, in conversa?
tion, and as to which statements Mr.
Seabrook solemnly affirms he was mis?
Without quoting the evidence of Mr.
Seabrook, your committee alli rm that, in
language clear and unmistakable, he fully
and completely exonerates Judge Gra?
ham from the charge that his "bearing,
instructions and rulings to tho jury, ami
toward the counsel of the plaintiffs,"
wrought as denial of justice to the plain?
With the rulings of Judge Gruhnm,
your Committee have nothing to do, nor
can the General Assembly rightfully
bring them under review. It belongs to
the Supremo Court alone tu review them.
It did so, and found no error in Judge
Graham's statement of tho law; it only
differed with him as to tho sufficiency of
the evideuco to send the case to the jury,
and ordered a new trial. Upon such re?
hearing of the ease, Judge Graham did
no more than state tho law to the jury,
in tho exact language of the Supreme
Court. In this he certainly could-not,
nod did not, aot in bad faith. The law
having been stated to the jury, they
were left, aa they ever should be, to ap?
ply the evideuoe and render a verdict.
With that verdict we have nothing to do.
If thora wus any suspicion that their
verdict was improperly influenced in any
manner, Mr. Seabrook sets the suspicion
at rest, when, in answer to a question by
Mr. Whipper, "Do you mean public
opinion, by outside influence?" he an?
swered, "I do, and believe the woman
suffered by it."
In all this, your Committee find no?
thing to attaint tho verdict of the jury.
It is only Mr. Seabrook's belief, honestly
i entortuiued no doubt, but no sufficient
cause to brand the jury with infamy.
Perhaps fifty men could be found whe
1 entertain a different belief, and youl
Committee know of no rule by which tc
1 estimate tho foroe of public opinior.
upon a jury. The testimony of Mr.
Seabrook also fully exonerates the She
riff and Jury Commissioners of Charles
' ton County from any imputation ol
. official misconduct. Tuns, your Com'
, mittee find that they have boen gravel}
called upon to investigate-uothiug.
' In conclusion, your Committee woulc
remark that tho enacting of this farce
? expensive though it bo, will not fail o:
. producing good results, if for tho futon
it shall stand aa a beacon light to wan
' tho House of Representatives againsi
' any investigation into the rulings ol
, Judgos or the verdict of juries. Thoa?
, matters, of right, belong to tho Ciroui
and Supreme Courts, and we may no
' touch them without infringing upon thi
b independence of the Judioial Depart
' mont of the Government, and weaken
, ing public confidence in the administra
, tion of justice. This is dangeroui
grouud to tread upon, and if the IIousi
1 will rashly intrude thereupon, the inda
' peudenoe of that branch of the Govern
? ment is at an eud, and it will not be lon;
. until every Judge of oharaotcr and capa
city will desert the bench.
1 Tho Boston Journal Bays that a nev
safe has been invented, which make
things very uupjeasaut for burglars
i Tho walls are filled with gunpowder ii
\ suoh a manner that the blows of a sledg<
i or the cutting of a chisel, io the uttcmp
1 to rob tiio safe, will ignito tho powder
- blow off the outor crust, annihilate th?
1 burglar and leavo tho contents of tin
SATURDAY, MARCH 0, 1872.
The Senate.met at 12 M., President
Banaler in tho Chair.
The following bills and joint resolu?
tions were passed, and ordered to be
enrolled: Bills to reg?late the pay of the
members of tho General Assembly, with
amendments of the Senator from Dar?
lington; to iacorporato the Beaufort
Banking and Trust Company; to pro?
vide for a uniform system of school re?
cords; to amend an Act entitled "An Act
to authorize the Governor to leave the
Slate under certain circumstances;" joint
resolution to provide for the payment of
certificates issued by the General Assem?
bly; bills to amend the law in relation to
the license of, and registration of, phar
maceutiats, apothecaries and dru "(fists,
and to regulate the vending of drugs
and poisons; to incorporate the L rliog
fton Land Joint Stock and Loan Associa?
tion, of Darlington; to incorporate the
South Carolina Bail Estate Planting and
Mining Company; to provide for the
establishment of a school in the State
Penitentiary ; to incorporate the Orange
bnrg County Fair Association; to incor?
porate the St. Andrew's Rifle Corps, of
St. Andrew's Parish, Charleston Coun?
ty; to incorporate the Edisto, Caw Caw
and Wnties Creek Canal Company; con?
current resolution (by Mr. Owen?-) to
appoint A committee to examine the ac?
counts of thc State Treasurer; to reduce
all Acts and parts of Acts to determiue
and perpetuate tho homestead iuto one
Act, and to amend the same; to incorpo?
rate the Savings Bank of Aiken; to in?
corporate the Lancaster and Camden
Railroad Company; to renew and amend
tho charter of (he town of Blackville.
A bill (House) relating to rjourriugos,
was indefinitely postponed.
Report of the Committee on Finance
ou a bill to make appropriations und
raise supplies for the fiscal year com?
mencing November 1, 1871, was under
discussion up to 3.15 P. M., wheu the
Senate adjourned until Monday next, ut
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met ut 12 M., Speaker
Moses in the Chair.
A message was received from the Go?
vernor, approving of a number of Acts
which had been submitted to him.
A bill for the protection of thc poor
of Colloton County WHS psssud.
Tho consideration of report ot Com?
mittee ou the Judiciary on investigation
of case of Wm. F. Rodding el ux vs. the
South Carolina Railroad Company, tried
before Hon. R. F. Graham, Judge FirBt
Judicial Circuit, was buken up, and oc?
cupied the attention of the House to 3\.?
o'clock, whoo they adjourned until Mon?
day next, at 12 M.
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.-St. Paul's
Cathedral is tho noblest Protestant
church in tho world. It is ono of the
most conspicuous objects in the British
capital, and stands in the very centre
and most elevated part of the city. Tho
edifice is entirely built of Portland stone
and on the plan of tho Lutin cross, a
form which approaches to perfection,
expands easily to thu eye of the specta?
tor, and exhibits its beautiful combina?
tions at oue view. The best authority
that exists illustrative of its origin is its
groat restorer, Sir Christopher Wren.
His opinion, that there hud been a
church on this spot, built by Christians,
in the time of the Romans, was con?
firmed when he searched for tho founda?
tion of his own design. Ho oxploded thu
notion that there hud been once a tem?
ple of Diana on the spot. The first
church is supposed to have been de?
stroyed during the Diocletian persecu?
tion, and to bave buen rebuilt in the
reigo of Constantine. It was again de?
molished by the pagan Saxons. Tho Soe
of Loudon was established by Augus?
tine, of Canterbury, when the Anglo
Saxons first embraoed Christianity, and
u church was again built on the site by
King Ethelbert, who dedicated it to St.
Paul, tho Apostle. Tho structure was
afterwards enlarged. The cathedral and
a great part of tho oity was destroyed by
Ore in 1083, after which Mauritus, then
Bishop of London, commenced the mag?
nificent edifice which immediately pre?
ceded the present cathedral. The mc
. morable fire of 1G66 destroyed the chi?!
, part of old St. Paul's and irreparably
damaged tho remainder. A design was
? approved by royal warrant, in 1675, foi
. the commoncement of a new building.
> The first stone was laid in that year bj
t Sir Christopher Wren. Tho ohoir wa!
. first opened for divine service on the oe
- casion for thanksgiving for tho peaco o:
- Ryswiok. in 1697. It took thirty-five
f years to completo tho present edifico
- The whole length of St. Paul's, wit!
r portico, is 500 feet; width of tho Weat
ern front, with tho towers, 180 feet, ant
I length of transepts within doors of por
, tico 250 feet; circumference of boildinf
f 2,200 feet. At ontrance of novo anc
3 transepts rises a magnificent dome, Iii
i feet in diameter, from the top of whicl
b springs a lantern enriched with column
f and surmounted by a gilded ball anc
^ DEATH ou A SCHOLARLY DIVINE.-Tin
3 Augusta papers annonuco the death o
Rev. John Neeley, of that city, in hi
sixty-eighth year. Mr. Neeley was i
graduate of Trinity College, Dublin
3 carno to Augusta about thirty years ago
3 and was ordained a minister of tho Pro
testant .Episcopal Church. He was ai
assistant for many years to Dr. Ford
_ the rector of St. Paul's, and afterward
\ to Rev. W. H. Clarke, tho presont recto
of that church. Tho deceased ranked a
one of the ripest scholars of tho South
r SODDEN DEATH.-Tho Darlingtoi
s Southerner says Mr. Levi N. Gray, <
, well-known citizen of that County, diet
i on Tuesday last, 6th instant, from i
a stroke of apoplexy, after eating a heart;
. Holden declines the Peruvian mission
3 Peru may well be congratulated, whili
a this country needs tho condolenoo of th?
XJ? o o gt X X t o m ?.
OiTT MATTBBS.-The price of single
copies of the FHCBKXX is five cents.
The annual meeting of the Ladies'
Benevolent Society will be held in the
Washington Street Chapel, on Monday,
llth instant, at 12 M.
Water was again let into the canal, on
Friday. A stroll along its banks will re?
pay any ono for the fatigne.
Ono of the most tasty calendars we
have seen has been issned by the Smith
American Organ Company, of Boston,
of which the Mosars. LyBrand aro the
agents in this oity. It is gotten np on
card-board, in the shape of a pamphlet,
each pago ornamented with tinted pic?
tures, representing ancient and modern
musical scenes. On either side of eech
picture is the calendar.
Tho Governor has appointed the fol?
lowing noturies public: Paschal D. Huff,
Greenville; Joseph F. Rhame and J.
Scott Burgess, of Clarendon; John G.
Gantt, Wm. A. Glenn and C. P. Rodgers,
The appointments of H. F. Heriot as
Auditor of Georgetown County, J. T.
Harrison, Health Officer, Georgetown,
and W. Lu Webb, Trial Justice of the
same County, have been confirmed by
Dr. Miot has erected a fountain, from
which he dispenses Excelsior water,
from the celebrated springs at Saratoga.
Nothing more healthy oan be imbibed.
Wo hud the pleasure, yesterday, of
moutiug our friend, J. Ross Robertson,
who is conducting the editorial depart?
ment of the Wiunsboro News.
PHONIXIANA.-Advice to newspaper
publishers-Take a cold bath and rab
briskly with a coarse towel. It will in?
crease tho circulation.
It was tho last straw, or thc last hair,
and not tho last feather, that broke tho
camel's back. Some say that it didn't
break the camel's back; that it only
made him "hump."
A Western Paradise is thus described:
"No income tux; no internal revenue;
no spies to see if you treat a friend on
Sunday; no speoial police; no dog tax,
school tax, or bounty fund. And, to
end with, the Indians and half-breeds
can't tell one greenback from another,
so all onr ones are tens."
"Talk about the jaws of death 1" ex?
claimed a man who was living with his
third scolding wife. "I tell you they're
no touch to the jaws of life."
The bost way to make a catsnp is to
plaoo n pan of milk before yonr feline.
If it happened to be a malo feline we
suppose you would have Tom-at-a-cat
An artillerist's wife asked him tho
other day if there wore three balls in a
tier of grape Bhot. "Yes," responded
the sentimental soldier, "and perhaps a
great many tears in every ball."
There soems to bo no limit to the in?
genuity of those Connecticut Yankees.
A farmer in that State has just contrived
an infernal machino for the destruction
of crows, in tho shape of a kernel of oom
which explodes on being picked np by
the unsuspecting bird, and blows hie
head off withont the slightest warning.
The supposition is that the crow is nevei
able to collect his scattered senses suffi?
ciently to ascertain what caused the
F URTU KU ARRESTS IN UNION.-Colonel
Joseph Gist and another prominenl
citizen, whose name we did rot learn,
were arrested in Union, on Friday last,
. on a charge of Ea Kluxism. Thero is i
perfect reign of terror throughout th?
' County. Colonel Gist, had just givei
' his evidonco in court in a pending case
when he was arrested.
A CAPITAL INVENTION.-We wer*
. shown, yesterday, by Mr. F. K. Ward
f the patentee, models of his door am
> gate spring and window fastener. Thi
' door spring can be attached to arr
door, is very simple, and answers th<
1 purpose more effectually than anythinj
* of the kind we have ever seen. Tin
? spring, by a chango of the location o
- tho lever, can be made to bear any re
x quired degree of resistance, and is thu
a applicable alike to gates and door fas
1 tenors. Tho window fasteners are per
feet; they servo at onoe to hold the oas]
i at any height desired, and to fasten i
f securely when down. It can also b<
j| attached to any sash. Mr. J. C. Dial i
( agent in this city.
10,000 human beings sot forth toge
1 ther on their journey. After ten year
, one-third havo disappeared. At tb
8 middle point of the common measure o
g life but half aro still upon the road. Fas
ter and faster, us tho ranks grow thin
j nor, they that remain till now beoomi
i weary, lie down and riso no more. A
i throo score und ten a bnnd of some 401
1 yet struggle on. At ninety these havi
f boon reduced to a handful of thirty trem
bling patriarchs. Year after year the;
. fall in diminishing numbers. Ono ling
a ors, perhaps, a lonely marvel, till tb
3 century is over. Wo look agnin, und th
work of death is finished.
- mix, AHBANOBMEKTS. -The?Northern
mail opens at 8.00 P. M.; closes 7.?5
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; oloses 6.00 A. M. Charleston '
night mail opens 6.80 A. M.; oloses 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.46 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M. ; closes 1.80 P. "ii. On
Sunday offiuo open from 3 to 4 P. M. .
THE NEW BRIDGE ?VEB THB CONGA.-,
HEB.-Dr. Neagle, the purchaser of the
stock of .tbo old bridge company, has
completed the necessary arrangements
for the erection of a new bridge over the
Congaree, to take tbe place of the old
structure destroyed dering the war. As
the terrible flood of 1852 overflowed the
floor of the old bridge, it was decided to
raise the present structure three feet.
That portion of the stone piers injured
by the fire are to be taken down and re?
placed by first class masonry, upon
which will be erected the new structure,
consisting of nine spans-the longest
being 168 feet and the shortest 101 feet.
The total length of the new structure
will be 1,310 feet. The plan is known
as "Post's patent diagonal truss combi?
nation." Themain parts of the bridge
will be of iron, and the wooden portions
are so arranged as to be completely pro-;,
tooted from decay. Great numbers of
these bridges have been erected in the
Northern States during the post few
years, and have given the greatest satis- .
faction. They.are light and elegant in
appearance, and at the same time strong
and secure. The contract has been
awarded to the Watson Manufacturing
Company, of Patterson, N. J. The
facilities of this company are ample for
turning ont work of this kind with
great rapidity, and it is expected that
the bridge will be open for traffic by the
15th of September next. The competi?
tion at the letting of the contract was
very spirited-the engineer (James P.
Lowe, Esq.) having received proposals
from ten or twelve of the principal
bridge building firms in the country
North aud Sonth. Tbe total cost, it is
believed, will not exceed $10,000. This
style of bridge has been adopted on the
Air-Line Railroad from Atlanta to
Charlotte. E. W. Mercer, Esq., is the '
agent of the company, and will have
charge of the present work.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.-Tri?
nity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand, D, D"
Rector, ll A. M. and 4 P. M.
St. Peter's Church-1st Mass, 7 A. M. ;
2d Mass, 10).< A. M. Afternoon Service,
4 P. M.
Lutheran Church-Rev. A. R. Rude,
10% A. M.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. JOB. R.
Wilson, 10,4 A. M. and 7 P. M.
Washington Street Church-Rev. Man?
ning Brown, 10>? A. M., and 3)4 P. M.
Marion Street Churoh-Rev. *"W. D.
Kirkland, 10% A. M. and 1% P. M.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. li. Reynolds,
10>? A. M.
A BEAUTIFUL IDEA.-It cannot be
that earth is man's only abiding plaoe.
It cannot be that our life is a bubble,
cast up by the ocean of eternity to float
for a moment on its waves and then sink
into nothingness. Else, why is it that
1 the glori?os aspirations, which leap like
. augela from the temple of our hearts,
. are forever wandering about unsatisfied?
> Why ii it that the rainbow and the
cloud come over ns with a beauty that
is not of earth, and then paBs off and
' le ive us to muse upon their faded lovell
' ness? Why is it that the stars which
i hold their festivals aronnd the midnight
, throne are set so far ubove the grasp of ?
i onr limited faculties, forever mocking ns
with their unapproachable glory? And,
3 finally, why is it that the bright forms j
> of human beauty aro presented to our
, view but for a moment and then taken
from us, leaving the thousand streams of
affections to flow back to Alpine torrents
i upon our hearts? We are born for a ?
higher destiny than that of earth; there ?j
I is a realm where the rainbow never fades ip
-where the stars will spread out before I
3 us like the islets that slumber in the ?
f ocean, and where tho beautiful beings |
s that here pass before us like shadows I
will stay in our presence forever! fe
9 TIGHT BOOTS.-Hard corns are caused %
f by too much pressure of the boot, or by
- its being so loose as to slip back and
B forth on the spot whore the corn after
- wards shows itself. Medical books re
- cord several places where paring a oom
j has caoBod a bleeding which no known
t means could arrest, and death ensued.
Nothing harder than the finger-nail ever
d ought to be allowed to touch the oom,
B which can always be cured, or kept from
CRUS ng inconvenience, by simply bath?
ing the part in warm water for half an
- hour for several days in succession;
B often a single bathing will accomplish
0 the objest of so softening the parts ad
. jacent to the actual corn, that it oan be
piokod out with the finger-nail, and
* then the ehoe can be instantly worn
- without discomfort, which an hour
9 before gave great pain. It may re
, turn in a week, or a mouth, but the
game treatment will always avail. Par
-) ing causee them to spread and toke
fl deeper root.
y LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of the General Assemblv.
o S. J. Perry-Small Profits. "
o D. C. Piexotto Sc Son-Auction.
Meeting Gaza Lodge.