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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wednesday Horning, April 3, 1872.
A Conaultallon of Leading Democrats
Tlie D?mocratie National Convention
not yet Determined Upon.
Wo loam from our New York ex?
changes that Mr. August Belmont, the
Chairman of the Democratic National
Exeoutivo Committee, has recently
visited Washington and conforred with
the members of the party in Congress
upon "tho situation" and the comae to
be pursued. Upon the National Execu?
tive Committee, of which Mr. Belmont
is chairman, devolves tho duty of calling
and fixing the time and plaoo of mooting
of the Democratic Nominating Conven?
tion. Several of the Dcmooratio papera
of the West, among them the Louisville
Ledger, have been soundly berating Mr.
Bolmont for not holding a meeting of
his committee and having the National
Convention called. Over-zealous Demo?
crats have gono so far as to charge the
distinguished chairman with neting in
bad faith, and with an inteution of be?
traying his party aud virtually selling
them out to the liberal Republicans by
his non-activo policy. Threats have
been made, too, of calling upon thc
members of tho committee to asscmblo
and tako action, without waiting longer
upon tho tardy chairman. Wu take it,
however, that in his passive policy Mr.
Belmont has been acting in accordance
with tho views of a majority of tho in?
fluential and active Democrats. Tho re?
sult of tho conference in Washington
would indicato thia at least. It was
there determined that Mr. Bolmont
should issue a call for the meeting of the
Executive Committee some timo in May,
after the Cincinnati Convention, and in
the then light of events decido upon the
expediency and proprioty of announcing
the National Nominating Convention.
In our judgment, this course is emi?
nently wise, and will meet the approba?
tion of the great body of Democrats.
There will probably be some hot heads
in Kentucky and other strong Democra?
tic communities, which, being safo and
satisfied as to their looal success, are
ready and anxious to make any venture,
however rash, to hoist the Democratic
flag in the national oampaign. These
may denounce the passive policy, and
clamor for an immediate marshaling of
De tn o oratio foro ea and an activo prose?
cution of the campaign under tho old
bannor. Those, however, who are wed?
ded to principles rathor than to a mero
name-who honor and sustain a party
simply as au instrument to effect the
welfare of the country, and not as an
idol-who, in short, take a sensible and
patriotic view of political duty, will
heartily endorse Mr. Belmont's course,
which is taken, too, under the counsel
and advice of the leaders in Washington.
Until the Cincinnati Convention
meets, and we are informed authorita?
tively of the views, the policy and the
probable strength ol the liberal Repub?
lican movement, it is simply a matter of
impossibility to decide how the conserva?
tivo element, which mostly makes up
tho Democratic party, shall shape its
course so as to throw its influence nj ou
thc sido of good government and for tho
furtherance of its time honored princi?
ples, with tho greatest probability of suc?
cess. From tho indications so fur given
of thc spirit that underlies the liberal
Republican movement, it promises to
commend itself to tho favor of truo men
cf both parties. In this event, any op?
position to it by tho Democratic party
will bo not only suicidal, but criminally
unpatriotic, at such a juncturo as this,
when thinking minds throughout the
entire Uuion concnr in regarding with
alarm Grant's continuance in power.
Tho vexed nogro question hoing finally
and permanently settled, thero is now no
vital issue between Domocrats and genu?
ine Republicans. Nothing but tho me?
mory of past conflicts keeps thom apart.
It bas become BO mach of a habit for a
Democrat to oppose a Republican, and,
vice versa, for a Republican to oppose u
Democrat, that mon scarcely stop to
reflect that our cause of quarrol is ended.
DROWNED.-A sad accidont ocourrod
at Richmond Factory, ton milos from
Augusta, Ga., last Friday morning. An
employee in tho factory, a Miss Barker,
aged thirteen, started from tho mill to
her homo, about 0 o'clock in the morn?
ing. Whilo walking along tho edgo of
tho dam, her foot slipped and she fell
into the wator. Tho young lady was
dead before assistance could reach her.
Tho deceased was tho daughter of u
foreman in tho factory.
EDWARD T. HUGUES.-Wo announce
with deop regrot tho death of this esti?
mable gontleman, which took placo, last
night, at ten minutes past ll o'clock, ut
his residonoo, No. 32 Rutledge avenue,
in tho thirty-ninth your of his agc. Mr.
Hughes was a nativo of this city.
Mr. John P. Sotzo, ono of tho oldest
citizens of Augusta, died nt his residence
iii that city, yesterday morning.
AN UNFAIR TRICK.-The managers of
the polls, yesterday, in spite of the
specific requirements of the law, and
after advertisement had been made, too,
by the commissioners in the daily papers
that the polls would be opened at 7
o'olook A. M., aud closed at 5 P. M.,
shut off the voters at -1.30 P. M., aud
before quito a large number of whites
had voted. There is no doubt as to the
time-the regulators at thc two principal
watch establishments, Mr. Glaze's aud
Mr. Sulzbachcr's, both agreeing. Tho
managers, indeed, make no question
about tho matter, but attempt to excuse
their conduct on the ground that the
polls wero opened a half hour beioro
the time fixed.
In Ward 3, it is said, that at half-past
.i, when several white men wero 6een
coming up to vote, tho commaud was
quickly given and a rush made to ring
the bell for 5 o'clock-before the votes
could be deposited. This is nothing
moie than n palpable and outrageous
violution of tho right to vote, and the
guilty parties should be prosecuted.
Tho Scientific American says: Mr.
J. W. Baughman. of Baltimore, Md.,
writes to inform us that a lady recently
ran a needle into her fiesh, about three
inohes above tho knee, breaking it off
under the skin. She preferred to rihk
tho consequences rather than to have it
extracted by a doctor. Mr. Baughman
thought of using a mnguot and applied
ono of the horse shoe sbnpe, eight inch?
es in length. She wore it for two days,
moro or less, and then found tho poiut
end of the needle protruding from the
skin one inch from where it entered.
Tho needle WSB easily removed. Our
correspondent wants to know how tbc
needlo could come to the surface poiut
upward, having thus turned round in a
space less than its own length, was 1 1-0
inches, and be suggests that the mus?
cles may havo turned it about.
A MISSIONARY TO CHINA.-Wo learn
that the Hov. N. B. Williams, Mission?
ary elect of tho Southern Baptist Fo?
reign Mission Board, is .sojourning for a
brief period in our city, whence ho will
soon set forth for Canton, China. Mr.
Williams is a pupil of tho Greenville
Theological Seminary. He will be ac?
companied to his field of evangelio labor
by bis wife and her sister, both of whom
aro daughters of a nativo Charlestoniau,
Kev. B. W. Whildon, formerly a mis?
sionary in the samo field.
I Charleston Courier.
THIS KU Knox PRISONERS.-Au order
WOB issued, yesterday, by Judgo Bryau,
requiring that the United States prison?
ers and witnesses who are to appear be?
fore the present term of tho Circuit
Court shall be confined iu the Charles?
ton House of Correction, which has
been secured for that purpose, instead
of the County jail, where they aro now
held. The transfer will bo made to-day,
and it is said that the new arrangement
will afford more comfortable quarters fur
the prisoners.-Charleston Netos.
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ANOTHER WHITE DEER.-A corres?
pondent from Bluff ton, S. C., solids us
a description of another of theso ex?
tremely rare animals, which is alivo and
tame, and in the possession of a gentle?
man in thut pince. It is a doo, and will
be three years old in June. The fore?
head and surs ure brown, and Ibero aro
a few brown spots on tho back of thc
neck and withers, but all thc other parts
of tho body are us white us suow. The
animal is porfectly tame, and likes lo be
From different sources there are alarm?
ing uccounts of the political situation in
Spain. Bouter represents King Amade?
us as preparing resolutely to defend his
throne. The Igualdad says, ou the con?
trary, that ho has had for some days an
Italian frigate wailing at a convenient
port, lest it should become necessary for
him to take an abrupt farewell of tho
country. Who would bo a king, indeed,
and especially of Spuin?
Early in May, after tho mooting of the
Cincinuuti Convention, tho National
Executive Democratic Comtnitteo will
hold a meeting in New York city, to fix
tho timo and place for holding the
National Democratic Convention. Lead?
ing Democrats think-and the opinion
has been telegraphed-that the time
will bo July 1, and tho-placo St. Louis.
A FREAK OF NATURE.-Mr. Henry
Best, of Whitesvillo, Georgia, Coulral
Railroad, No. 3, has a sow that recently
presented him with a pig haviug seven
legs. Mr. Best thought to reserve tho
pig for exhibition at tho fair, but the
circus came along and gave him $700 for
A colored bo**, named Henry Wilsou,
in the employ of Mr. E. Wimborloy,
while out riding, yesterday afleruoou,
had his horse to get bogged, and while
attempting to get out, tho animal fell,
breaking his neck. The boy was consi?
derably bruised.-Aiken Journal.
Letters from the Wost stato that per?
sons usually ploughing at tho middle of
March wore this year shivering at thal
timo as they gazed upon their frozen
A wedding took placo at LaCrosse, a
day or two ago, at which, according to
tho Democrat, "tho bride WUB given away
hy tho city, and the city was mighty glad
to got rid of her."
A correspondent inquires if M. Mori,
tho Japaneso Minister ut Washington, is
any relation to Momento Mori, whoso
namo was so frequently scon on tomb?
stones years ugo.
Tho Western confectioner who a few
months ago taught his parrot to say
"pretty creature" to every lady who
entered his store ii? uow a millionaire.
PATRIOTIC WOIUJS.-Hon. "Leonard
Swett, au old time Republican of Illi?
nois, bas written a letter npon the po?
litical situation, whioh appears in the
Chicago Times. He advocates a break?
ing up of old party lines and a concen?
tration of all tho anti-Grant elements at
Cincinnati. Tho following is an extract
from the closing portion of the lottor,
which is addressed to an old political
You and I became Republicans at tho
same meeting-tho first in tbe State
Although for many years retired mem?
bers, I presumo neither of us haye ever
voted out of lino. Another Presidential
election is now upon us, and wo must
decide, again, whether we will cling to
tho party, stilling our convictions and
hoping for reform, or whether wo will
break rank.'? aud go to Cincinnati. If
wo stay when will reform come? I have
boeu wutchiug for it for seven years, but
the star of promiso has not yet appeared.
A change of parties may not bring it;
but to continue in powcronc that covers
up uud couceals, necessarily perpetuates
those evils from which tho country
seeks release Parties, like individuals,
may be chastened and purified by nlllic
tiou, but neither Tammany nor tho Re?
publicans will be regenerated by success,
though their rule bo chartered until
dooms-day. At tho close of this ad?
ministration wo have hud twelvo yours
of power-U3 long as any consecutive
party rulo siuco tho foundation of the
Government. We aro, therefore, as old
as tho oldest, aud "it is easier for a
camel to go through the eyo of a needle"
than for au old purt3' to purify its prac?
tices. The Murphys and tho Floyds
always live with tho old, but reform
pitches its tents in thc ranks of the now.
What tho country greatly uoeds is the
brenkiug up of old lines, and tho re?
arrangement of tho voters in now asso?
ciations. Nothing remains at issue be?
tween tho Republicans and Democrats
but tho malico which tho cuuilict pro?
duced. If both parties were dissolved,
and their members re-distributed aud
confused together, this relic of tho war
would lind no resting place. They are
now held together by mutual antago?
nism. Tho continuance of either per?
petuates both. Tho disintegration of
one dissolves tho other. I, therefore,
most sincerely hope tho Cincinnati Con?
vention wiil produce a new national
orgauizatiou, founded upon tho princi?
ples of amnesty, liberty and reform, aud
that through ita agency tho bitterness of
tho past mny bo forgotten, national
friendships revived, and tho blessings of
free government dispensed to all people
in the laud.
How TUE MONEY GOES.-The wanton
wastefulness that has characterized our
Ooverument under the Grant adminis?
tration, even in military matters, was
well illustrated by tho testimony of Gen.
Slocum given in a speech in which he
indulged the other day. He ..aid thut
tho "manufacturo und repair of all thc
arms neoded by our little army could be
done in Colt's or Uemington's fnctoriei
without tho erection of an additional
building or thu employment of 100 ad?
ditional men, and that at ono-tenth thc
expenso now iuourred." Y'et to suppl*
tho army wo find it necessary to support
one general, sovontoen held officers,
twenty captains and twenty-six beuten
auts, in addition to a largo number o
ordnance store-keepers, .soldiers, me
cbauies and laborers, besides keeping ic
repair twenty-seven different ursenah
aud armories scattered through the vaii
ons States of tho Union. And the de
partaient is increasing year by year
"All this enormous expense," says Gen
Slocum, "is borne by tho people for tht
manufacture of articles which could bi
obtained by tho Government in tho sami
manner that it obtains provisions am
clothing for its soldiers."
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UNITED STATICS CouilT.-The Apri
term of tho United States Circuit Cour
was opened, yesterday morning, b;
Judge Bryan. Tho court is to be pre
sided over by Judge Hood, with Judg
Brynn an associate, but Judge Bond ha
not yet. arrived and is not expected uiiti
.Monday next. lu tho meantime th
court will bo held by Judge Bryan, aui
will be occupied with the trial of a fe\
revenue cases and tho civil business re
maiuing on tho calendar. The Kn Kin
cases, which will constitute tho principa
event of the session, will not bo brough
to trial until tho arrival of Judge Bond
although they will bo presented to th
grand jury as soon as it is formed.
[Charleston Ac* irs, 2<l.
There is no little excitement in Yicks
burg with regard to tho whimsical ec
ccntrioilies of thc currents of tho Mil
sissippi, tho tendency being to cn
through tho peninsula opposite, au
thus leavo tho oily high and dry, on
several miles distant from navagabl
waters. To mond matters a memorial i
receiving signatures, the object of wilie
is to call tho attention of Cougress t
tho subject, and, if possible, obtaiu Gol
eminent aid to rescue the city from th
Stringer, a former Radical Senator i
tho Georgia Legislature, and who no
lives at Gainsville, lost his wifo recent);
and mnrried again-six days after ht
death. Tho valiant Stringer cnn
menced tho honey-moon by chastisin
his better-half, who thereupon returne
to her pater. Stringer now has a boar
upon which tho words "Como Hom?
Como Home, My Dear Wife," aro pain
ed, nailed upon his front fonce, but Mn
Stringer can't "seo it."
Julius A. Sumner, of Akron, Olin
says ho rodo ou tho first pusseuger ci
ever drawn upon a railroad in tl
United States; that ho rodo upon tl
first steamboat that over navigated Lal
Brie, mid that ho was tho first mun I
build a rolling and nail factory in ll
Statu of Uhio.
Tliero is a woman in Washington Te
ri tory who has shot and kided eigl
Indiana with her own hand.
The legend, as it is called, for the
Master Mason, is ono of the most touch?
ing and beautiful in the great dream of
life. Founded, as it is, upon tho mys?
teries and ceremonies of tho ancient
Egyptians, it has come down to us as
the embodimont nnd substance of Ma?
sonry. It is an impressivo exemplifica?
tion of tho birth, the duties, tho death
and resurrection of man. lt stamps
upon the intelligent Mason the sublime
doctrine of the immortality of tho soul,
aud it was a wiso provision of all Grand
Lodges that that degree should never be
mutilated, that it should never bo given
in part only, but should be completed ut
every undertaking. To umit this legend
is to omit tho degree itself. The legend
is tho grand hiud-miuk, the unfailing
beacon of MaHouic centuries. It is
never changed; it will admit of no re?
moval, for it is a rallying poiut of the
universal brotherhood. It conveys vo?
lumes of thought, aud furnishes food
for tho reflective miud, down to thc
grave, and us ii simple drama, stands
unequaled beside any ot thc productions
of genius. No Mason ever participated
in and forgot it; bc felt ita moral upon
his soul as though it were the touch of
divinity, aud wheu properly understood,
it inspires a solemnity second only lo
thc scoues of death. Let nu inventive
ami tinkering genius, therefore, ever
tamper with tho beautiful legend; il,
wants nothing added to it, and will al?
low uuthiug taken from it.
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How TU KEEP CAXAIIY Binns -A
great many persons have difficulty in
keeping their canary birds in good
health. Gue who is experienced in their
caro says: Place the cage so that no
draft of air can strike the bird; give
nothing to healthy ones but canary aud
rape seed, mixed with water, cuttlefish
bone aud gravel ou the Hour uf the cage;
alan, occasionally, a little water for
bathing; the room should not he over?
heated; when mouldirg, (shedding
feathers,) avoid drafts of air; give plenty
of rapo seed, slightly moistened; a little
hard boiled egg and cracker grated fine
is excelleut. By observing these simple
directions, birds may bu kept in fine
condition for years. Bad seed kill most
of the birds that die; to which might
have beeu added, that canaries arc not
ouly very foud of, but benefited by, hav?
ing often a leaf of cabbage, pieces of
apple, or other green food, which serves
to keep down the tendency' to fever aud
prevent constipation. Our birds usuully '
bathe each day, as regularly as any one
washes the face, und with apparent
benefit, too. YVheu birds arc sick, and
inclined not to eat well, remove all the
food for a day, and then only give soaked
bread, from which most of the moisture
has been squeezed.
LioiiT IN DANKNESS.-The Paris Fi?
guro gives tho following method of ob?
taining light iustantly, without tho uso
of matches, and without tho duuger of
sotting things on fire: "Take an oblong
vial of tho whitest and clenrest glass,
put in a piece of phosphorus about tho
size of a pea, upon which pour torno
olivo oil, heated to tho boiliug poiut,
tilling thc vial about one-third full, and
then Boa! tho vial hermetically. To uso
it, remove tho cork and allow tho air to
enter tho vial, and then recork it. Tho
whole empty spaco in the bottle will then
become luminous, and the light obtained
will bo equal to that of a lump. As soon
as tho light grows weak its power can bo
increased by opening the vial and allow?
ing a fresh supply of air to cuter, lu
wiuter it is sometimes necessary to heat
the vial between tho hands to increase
tho fluidity of tho oil. Thus preparing,
the vial may bu used for six months.
This contrivance is now used by the
watchmen of Paris in all miignziuos
where explosive or inflammable materials
*'RADICAn HONESTV."-.Senator Wil?
son, wno is so often heard crying out for
honesty and economy, nud feigns such a
willingness to bring rogues to justice,
has, o? late, been going through the de?
partments detailing clerks from their
work to circulate his spee ches through?
out thu country. The pay of these
clerks is nearly ?1 a dur, and tho vast
sums of money spent yearly in (his sort
of business is not easily computed. Tho
clerks from each of the States are de?
tailed from three to four weeks prior to
every election that occurs in their re?
spective States, to send out theso delu?
sivo documents. This is, wo suppose,
what is meant by Senator Wilsou'a
boasted "Radical honesty."
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A young mau recently applied to the
Registrar of Bruuford, Connecticut, for
a certificate of marriage. On being
asked tho young lady's name, he was nu?
able to give it, stating lie had known her
but a fow days, and had never loamed
her last name. On describing where she
lived, tho Registrar found out her linnie,
and gave tho happy young mau the de?
Loudon is to-day tho largest city in
tho world, far surpassiug all those of an?
tiquity. According to Gibbon, thc po?
pulation of ancient Home, in tho height
of its muguifioonco, was 1,200,000; the
population of Pekin is supposed to be
about 2,000,000; that of Loudon is over
3,000,000, o no-two li'th of the population
of tho whole United States.
Says Josh Billings: "Tlnuv ain't but
phow kan stick a white han kerchief iuto
tho brest pocket ov their overcoat with?
out lettiu a littlo of il stick out-just by
B. B. Cook, Esq., a prominent citizen !
of Fairfield, and a former member of the
Legislature, died on tho 'illili ult., nt
his residence near Alston.
There aro but two or tinco hundred
Indians left among tho everglades <.!
Florida, and they ure killing themselves
as fast as possible with whiskey,
The first to cross tho recently erected
Cincinnati and Newport bridge were
au eloping couple fleeing to tho wrath
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CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PnozNix is five cents.
We rogrot to learn that oar old follow
citizon, James Cathcart, Esq., hud a
stroke of paralysis, on Monday. Mr.
lt. C. Shiver, who has been couiiucd to
bia bed for several day's, is reported con?
Mr. John li. Hubbard, formerly Chief
State Constable, has beeu appointed
General Deputy Marshal, and Mr. -
Anderson, formerly Assistant Sorgeant
at-Arms of the House of Representa?
tives, has boon appointed Deputy Mar?
shal, by Marshal Hobart M. Wallace,
and have entered upon their duties.
Wo may iudeed welcome tho month of
bursting buds, of suushiue and shower,
after the severe winter through which
we have passed. Its advent will give n
now spring to business, and brighten and
cheer up everybody.
The Northern houud passenger train
over the Charlotte, Columbia and Au?
gusta Railroad, was detaiued several
hours, yesterday, by a ruu oil", two
miles this sitie of Ridge Spring. A cow
was tho obstruction, and tho trucks of
the baggage and forward passenger cars
wore knocked out.
A mistake was made, yesterday, rela?
tive to tho arrest of Mr. Lovelace, of
thc li rm bf Lovelace & Wheeler, o? New?
berry. Mr. L.'s two brothers were,
however, arrested. Further arrests of
citizens were made, yesterday, aud tho
work was.sliii going on when tho tiain
A letter received in this eily from
Laurens, yesterday, states that up to
Monday evening, about thirty arrests
had been made in that Couuty. Tho
only names giveu aro Alex. McCurley
aud Dr. Thos. McCoy. A. V. Eichel?
berger, charged with shooting Hackett,
has also beeu arrested. Several supected
partios have disappeared.
Prof. Samuel F. li. Morse departed
this lifo, in New York city, last uight, at
seventeen minutes of 8 o'clock. Ho was
eighty-one years of age.
I'lItENlxlANA.-A Washington corres?
pondent says: "Grant's whole purpose
seems to be re-election, and he will sacri?
fice all tho brothers-iu-law, if necessary."
Hut he can consolo himself and them
with the assurance that, if ho is re-elect?
ed, he will re-appoint them all to good
Texas pastures 3,800,090 head of cot?
tle; and yot their expenso is not nearly
so great as tho expenso of Georgia's one
Somo people act as if their debts were
like coffee, and would settle themselvtt
in time by standing.
A bachelor's faco is often the worse foi
wear-a married mai.'s for wear une
"What's in a dress?" says a popului
! writer. Sometimes a great deal nut
sometimes a precious little.
The Chicago Post says that Tweed ex
peels to go to Saturn when ho dieu-st
that he cnn join one of thu rings.
The speed of ti comet is often eigh
times greater than that of a telegraphic
message; that is, wo aro told t>o by seien
tifie people who aro en ti roly "np" ii
? this sort of thing.
NOT A CITIZEN*.-lt was currently rc
ported that Mayor Alexander's voto hat
beeu challenged al the polls, yesterday
on thu ground of his not being a citizei
' of tho United Stales. Ho is a native o
j Scotland, aud it was a.^scrted that hi
j had not taken out his naturalization
pupers. This would have disqualifi?e
him for holding the office of Mayor, aud
according to precedents-in Congress
at least-Mr. Wiug, being tho candidut
receiving tho next highest number o
votes, would havo been entitled to th
place. Upon inquiry, wo learned tba
tho report of Mr. Alexander's vote beiuj
chulleugod was incorrect.
THE ELECTION YESTERDAY.-Tho Re
publican candidates wore elected, jester
day, in every Ward. Had tho whit
citizens turned out generally, tho resul
would, doubtless, have been different
Thc following is thc vote iu tho differen
WARD NO. 1.-For Mayor-Johu Ales
auder, 118; F. W. Winer, 95. Aldertne:
-Augustus Cooper, 127; li. F. Grifliu
.132; Manson Williams,462; H. D. Sen?
8 7; George Lever, 85. Fivo voles wer
thrown out in this Ward. Alexander'
I majority 323.
WARD NO. 2.-John Alexander, 33."
F. W. Wing, 189. S. L. Huge, 305; C
M. Wilder, 102; C. J. Carroll, -162; Joh
Aguow, 220. Alexander's majority 14C
WARD NO. 3.-John Alexander, .'17 J
fc\ W. Wing, 251. W. A. Carr, 359; ?
15. Thompson, 35'.>; liiehard Young
352; G. Diercks, 201; W. B. Galick
2(')2; Pago rillington, 159. Alexander'
1 majority 123.
' WAKP NO. d.- John Alcxaudor, 311
F. W. Wini', IS5. L. C. Carpentei
|30t; C:.:sar Lowndes, 373; ll. Mitchel!
1370; R. >'. Shiver, 188; scattering, 3C
Ali sander's majority 120.
The total majority for Alexander wa
7 i '
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tba Northern
mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes COO A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 0.30 A. M.; closesC.OO
P. M. Greenville mail opens 0.45 P.
M. ; closes COO A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M.; cloBesl.30P. M. On
Sunday ollice open from 3 to 4 P. M.
SHOOTING AND CLCDBIKO.-A difficulty
occurred nt the poll of the Third Ward,
(Phoenix Hook und Ladder House,) yes?
terday morning, between Mr. J. Pick?
ling ard a colored policeman, named
Frank ?Vllen, during which, another
colored mau, a by-stander, named
Lymus Phillips, was accidentally wound?
ed hy a bullet from a pistol in the
hauds of Fiokiiug, who, iu turu, re?
ceived a severe blow on the head, with
the butt cud of Allen's pistol. Several
arrests were made, but the parties were
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Lewis L. Brown-Notice.
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Communication Richland Lodge.
Oliver Ditson Sc Co.-Musical Works.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, April 2, iS12.-Xickerson
Mouse-? li Watson, Kdgcfielti; Mrs il Ponnv,
N V; J G Gormel-. X C; F D Bush, G & C It
lt; \V 1) Goodwin, Greenville; T P Quarle*.
Abbeville; KliLu C Baker, Darlington; A B
Moo ly. S C; E Collin, Charleston; 1' lt Aver,
Mi?? Ayer, Barnwell; Mm Duilk-ld, Spart an
Columbia Hotel-Xi A Bradley, J O'Brien, S
O'Brien, S Johnson and wife, Charleston; SF
bond, Worcester; M L Garv, C A bedell, Co?
lumbia; D M Cobb, P P C Co; H J Xowlau, U
S A; J ts March. Kow York; W C Furgeaa.
Baltimore; J D Jamison, J H Ilauser, il A
Curtis, Wilmington: K II Brooke, John
Woolley, y Bani say, S C; H C Mazyck, Au?
gusta; C II Huber, Newberry; Thomas Mc
Nalley, Union; Joel H l*errin,"Ahbcville; John
KThames, Charleston; WC Graham, Char?
lotte; J F Patrick, Cork.
DouVitless, among tho advantages of
beiug intoxicated is the power of jump?
ing from express trains without beiug
killed. An individual on the Boston
and Albany Road indulged in that dan?
gerous diversion lately, and lives to get
drunk another day. The train was going
at the rate of thirty miles an hour, and
ho leaped straight off at right angles
with the car. Tho conductor notified
the depot master at the next station to
go buck for the remains with a hand-car.
Ho found tho remains in a very lively
conditiou, with ouly a few bruisos on
the face aud un unbroken whiskey bottle
iu his pocket. Ho seemed to think that
ho must have fallen somehow or other.
Florida is a very nico place to go to in
wiuter time. Among tho things that
make it lively and cheerful aro occasion?
al hurricanes. Tho lust one, which
passed over Jacksonville a few days ago,
took roofs off with neatness and despatch,
tore houses all to pieces, and iu some
cases hurled persons through the air
bodily for fifty yards or more, stripping
their clothes till oil'. The track nf the
breeze was 200 jurds wide, and iu that
space it carried everything before it.
Au exchange says it has fallen out
with its lexicographers. Aud why?
Simply because they would have it be?
lieve thut "grant" means to give, where?
as the veriest blockhead, who has kept
his eye ou tho Whito House during the
last three years, has not failed to observe
that Grant means to receive-everything
that is offered him-provided always
thut tho express charges have been pre?
Four scoundrels forced a drug dowe
tho throat of a Mr. Shelton in McCrac?
ken County, Ky., the other day, bouud
his wife and daughter, aged fifteen, to the
lloor, and outraged them a number ol
times. Two of the scoundrels have beeu
captured and aro iu jail, and thc neigh?
bors turned out en masse to huut the
others down. Tho two unfortunate
womeu sustained serious injuries.
Tho dost ruction of cattle by the
drought in Western Texas seems to have
demoralized tho farm laborers of that
section. They refuse to work on the
farms, botare found roaming over the
country in squads, searching for car?
casses to skin. It is said that the stench
is so great in tho vicinity of watering
places that but few can stand it, aud
fear exists that sickuess will follow.
Scandals havo arisen iu Spain from
the refusal of its ecclesiastical authorities
to permit tho burial of heretics in Ca?
tholic consecrated grotiud; but a Minis?
terial circular has LOW beeu published
which orders the reservation of a portion
of all cemeteries for the interment of
Kansas has among her thrifty popula?
tion a man whoso wifo recently gave
birth to four children, nil of whom died
within twenty-four hours. They were a
curiosity, aud the father sold their little
bodies to a physician for a twenty dol?
lar gold piece.
Breach of promise cases are becomiug
so freqmmt that it would bc moro be?
coming tho dignity aud maguauimity oi
tho larger sex to give their "promise to
pay" in case of matrimonial default,
upon the spot, and then square the ac?
count on business principles.
A Mr. Larkin Vaughn, living near
Springfield, Tenn., was killed in a pecu?
liar mauner tho other day. While nt
work in a well, some of tho laborers
above roiled a huge rock iu thc well,
which foll upon the unfortunate mao
A mau arrested iu Indiana for two at?
tempts to throw trains oil* tho track, said
, ho only wished to soe how far a locomo
i tivo would go when thrown o fi" tho traci,
j at full speed.
j Mr. Jubilee Gilmore will bc "instru?
mentar' in attracting moro people to
i lioston than any other man.