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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Thursday MorninK^Mayje, 1872.
THe Democratic Convention.
We were opposed to the call of a
Democratic Convention, for the reason
that we could Bee no possible good that
enoh a meeting could effeot; while, on
the other hand, it might commit, what
in our judgment would be an aot of con?
spicuous folly, by placing Democratic
candidates for Presidential honors in the
field. It nooma far preferable to UB,
who regard the success of Liberal Re?
publicanism ns affording tho only prac?
tical method of reforming the Govern?
ment and relieving the oppressed South,
that tbe liberal Demoorats should quietly
give their support to Greeley and Gratz
Brown, than that a convention should
be called to endorse tho nomination
formally, or to repudiate it entirely.
Since, however, tho convention is to
meet, it beoomeB the imperative duty of
tho South to Hooure her proper Bhare of
representation in it, aud to shape and
determine its action in accordance with
her views of what is expedient and pro?
per. There is but one opinion in the
South with regard to making Demooratio
nominations, and that is, that suoh a
course would inenre the re-election of
Grant,* or whatever other Southern
hating Radical the Philadelphia Conven?
tion may nominate. This, of all things,
the South would wish to see avoided.
There aro no suoh mighty advantages
thats Demooratio President can offer over
the honest old farmer of Chappaqua, as
to indaoe us to f irego the election of the
latter, and risk our absolute ruin upon
the desperate chances of the former.
We in South Carolina-and we can
speak with the samo oortainty of Florida,
Mississippi and Louisiana-are not in a
condition to stand upon more theoretical
principles of Government. We need
substantial relief, and that right quickly.
This rule of political adventurers and
unecrupulouB villains is intolerable.
No people, however prosperous their
circumstances, muoh less when in the
piostrated and. shattered industrial con?
dition that South Carolina is, can stand
a tax of from 830 to $40 on 81.000, and
have all the money squandered or stolen
besides, and not one cent devoted to
publio improvements, or a consideration
of any nature whatever reoeived. What
do we care about the principles of Mr.
Jefferson, more than those of Mr. Hamil?
ton, or any other man, that we should
sternly advocate them, at the imminent
peril of being Bubjeoted for the next
four years to the same grinding oppres?
sion and wholesale thefts which has been
our lot for the last three? We fail to see
how there is any sacrifice of political
principie in eupporting Greeley and
Brown, upon a platform violating no
essential doctrine of Democracy. And
evon if we did, we are inclined to think
that there should be some higher duty
thau that of fidelity to u political princi?
ple, to induce uuy rational community
for its Buke to undergo ngaiu what we
have experienced under oarpot-bag mis?
Having the publio debt quadrupled in
less than four years; having $9,000,000
added to it one year; having a tax of
85,000,000 levied on property worth less
than $150,000.000, when a tax of 8500,
000 amply sufficed; when there was pro?
perty worth $450,000,000 from which to
pay it; having to see, notwithstanding
this monstrous exaction of money from
an impoverished people, the paupet
lun?tica starving and soon to be turned
out of doors, the Stato Penitentiary
threatened with dissolution, the public
schools suspended, and no money in thc
Treasury, even to pay tho judges of the
oonrts, are not light bardens to bear.
Their repetition is by no means a charm?
ing prospect, and we would rather vote
for old Horaoe Greeley, if thereby a pro?
mise of relief is given ue, than throw
away our suffrages upon as worthy a man
as even Thomas Jefferson was, merely
for the sake of his revered principles.
AVERAGE WEIGHT OP COTTON BALES.
"The average weight of cotton bales, put
up in different countries, during the
. post ten years, is given as follows:
American cotton bales average 438
pounds; Egyptian cotton boles average
495 pounds; East India cotton bales
average 886 ponnds; Turkish ootton
bales average 882 pounds; West India
' ootton bales average 216 ponnds; Bra?
zilian cotton bales average 165 pounds.
The average American orop is 3,00O,00C
.bales; the average Egyptian orop if
$00,000 boles; total orop of India it
1,650,000 bates; total crop of Turkey it
200.000 bales; total crop of West Indio
is 150,000 bales, and the total Brazilian
crop is 800,000 bales.
The Boston Journal (adm.) insista thal
a policy of conciliation must be main
tained toward tho Liberal Republicans
and adds: "As to the tono of tho Re
publican press, those who havo engage?
in this Liberal movement are not ohil
dren, and they will expect the plain
manly dealing justified by their course.'
Agreeably to notice given, as the law
directs, the new oity bonds-or a part of
them-were offered (or sale at pnblie
outcry yesterday. There were no buyers,
and the lot offered, 0500, with a privi
lege of $5,000, was knocked down to the
oity, at the nominal bid of eeventy-?vo
couta. There was, we are informed, a
sort of jocose bid of twenty-five oents by
a by stander. Tho oity authorities vory
properly withdrew the bonds from the
market. They could not have done
otherwise, and we hopo they will con?
tinue to hold on to the bonds. While it
is very trne that the city of Columbia
honda offer a safe and valuable invest
ment to capitalists, and should be worth
more, perhaps, than any other class of
publio securities in the State, it is very
evident that even they cannot bo dis?
posed of except at a very ruinons dis?
The City Hall and now market would
not ba worthless improvements; and if
the city must inevitably incur additional
liabilities, we would vastly prefer she
should receive a consideration of that
nature to that whioh was received for
the $75,000 borrowed of Dr. Neoglo last
year, and the other surplus thousands
realized from the sale of the stook of the
city in the Charlotte, Columbia and Au?
gusta Railroad. What the consideration
here was, wo must be excused from stat?
ing, for wo havo never been able to as?
certain its character. We are quite sure,
however, that it WBB not a City Hall nor
a new market, for wo havo neither, to
any great extent-though something
was said about buildings of that kind
when Dr. Neagle was called upon for as?
sistance, and so generously responded.
Public credit in South Carolina, whe?
ther State or municipal, is utterly lost
for the prosent. No Government snob
as ours, that squanders-to use a mild
term-millions of dollars annually, can
sustain its credit. There has been moro
publio money wasted and stolen in South
Carolina, within the last threo years,
than would have supplied all the neces?
sary and proper wants of government
for forty years to come, and more.
This year, there will be raised by taxa?
tion as much as was raised iu ten years
before the war on three times the
amount of taxable property. In other
words, our present rate of taxation is
abont thirty times aa great as it was
prior to the war. Can any one wonder
that the publio oredit is gone? It fol?
lows like night the day, upon such an
outrageous management of publio affairs.
It is very woll, as matters stand, that such
should be the case. As long as a dollar
could be raised in publio bonds, oar
carpet-bag offioials would oontinue to
saddle us and our posterity with an ever
increasing burden of debt. Now they
have to resort solely to taxation, whioh
has this advantage over the bond swin?
dles, that it has a limit, and we have the
grim consolation of knowing just bow
much is stolon.
Horace Gradey no Longer an Editor.
Our telegraphic despatches, yesterday,
inform us that Horace Greeley has with?
drawn himself from the field of journal?
ism. This is a wise step on the part of
"Unelo Horace," and we regard it as ad?
ditional proof, if such be needed, that
that old white hat of his covers a "lovel
head." As editor of tho Tribune, Mr.
Greeley not only deprived himself of tho
powerful support of that able paper, but
was placed iu such an embarrassed and
vulnerable position, as could not have
failed to damage seriously his prospects
and the cause of Liberal Republicanism.
Freed from such shackles, the Tribune
will now, under the competent manage?
ment of Mr. Whitelaw Reid, provo a
mighty champion in the political strife
that is approaching, and the vonerable
old philanthropist can sit quietly and
comfortably under his own vine and fig
tree at Chappaqua, till the voice of a
grateful aud admiring people shall sum?
mon him to the higher honors of the
? ?a ? ?
Fina.-Yesterday afternoon, about
half-past 2 o'clock, the large store-house
on tho plank road, opposite the Three
Mile Houao, belonging to Mr. Whitte
more, took fire and was burned to the
ground. The building was used as a
soap factory, and contained a large
quantity of hides, bones and tallow, be?
sides an immense number of barrels and
stave boxes, for packing the produce of
i the truok farm. At the first ory of fire,
tho Marion Fire Company, who wore
marooning at tho Sohutzenpiatz, forsook
their amusements, and rushed ovor in a
body to oontend with their old enemy.
Being without their machine, thoy could
do nothing towards arresting the pro?
gress of the flames. Breaking into tho
burning building, thoy worked away
liked horoes, and saved about400 barro)s
and other property from the flames. Tho
building, it is said, was fired by two co?
lored boys.-Charleston Nexos, 15/A.
A Brooklyn one-armed soldier killed
his brother-in-law by striking him on the
neck with tho fist appertaining to his ro
Tbe following letter from Judge
Brinkerhoff will be read with interest.
The Judge was an Adams man at the
Oincinnati Convention, end has been
put down, with Judges Matthews and
Hoadley, as bolters from tho nomination
of Greeley, and as having declared that
he would support Giant rather than
vote for Greeley. The Grant organs
were very exultant over his apparent de?
fection, and were loud in their encomi?
ums upon bim. We wonder what they
will say now, or if they will publish this
The following letter from Judge Brin?
kerhoff appeared in the Cincinnati Ga?
zette, of Saturday:
lu my lotter, which you publish this
morning, through a typographical error,
I am mude tu say what I do not wish to
say, viz: "We shall continue to halt
until we find thora is Borne better road
to travel." The word "some" should be
"no," in order to bo as I wrote it. In
short, I want it understood that if the
Presidential contest is narrowed down
to a choice between Greeley and Grunt,
anda platform no better than that adopt?
ed at Cincinnati, I certainly shall sup?
port, Mr. Greeley, and in that conclusion
I tbink all free traders should concur.
If the Democratic party endur?es Mr.
Greeley, he will certainly be eleoted, aud
if eleoted, he is bound by the platform
to accept the will of tho people upon the
tariff question, us they shall express it
through their representatives in Con?
gress. Now, the Democrats, by joining
the Liberals, can make the organization
thus formed as overwhelmingly free
trade as the Republican party is now
protection. In short, tho Liberal party,
under such circumstances, will be essen?
tially a free trado party, and ns such,
should receive the hearty support uf all
free trade Rcpublioans.
MANSFIELD, OHIO, May ti, 1872.
YANKEE KU KLUX.-The New York
Herald gives this account of the murder
of Yanoil in Illinois:
"A band of Ku Klux, masked and
diessod in long white robes, with black
borders, and displaying the skull and
cross bones, rode up to the house and
delivered to him an omiuous looking
document, ornamented with a large Ku
Klux seal. This paper ordered him to
make, restitution of property in certain
oases, to cease cohabitating with the
widow of his nephew, and tu perform a
number of other nets, under penalty ai
death. This notice gave tho old man
great alarm, and ho faithfully promised
to perform everything required of him.
He oomplied with every demand, so far
as he could, and, thinking that no dan?
ger was to be apprehended, on Saturday
last returned to his home, which ho had
temporarily vacated. About ll o'clock
on Monday night, after he had retired to
bed, Mr. Vancil was aroused by a knock?
ing at the door, accompanied with the
order to 'como forth.' Upon opening
the door he was confronted by twelve
masked men, disguised as before, who
instantly seized him, and, despite his
cries and the entreaties of his wife, to
whom he had been married but a short
time, without affording him time to
dress, hurried him off through the
woods, a distance of three-quarters of a
mile, where they hung him to a limb uf
a tree. Before leaving the house tho in?
mates wera warned against making any
noise or of following the Ku Klux; con?
sequently they remained quiet until day?
light, when search wan made and tho
body of Mr. Vancil was found suspended
from a tree. Lifo hud been extinct
several hours when the body was found.
"Murder has become so common in
Williamson County as hardly to be con?
sidered a crime, at least thirty homicides
having taken place within tho last twelve
years. A beautiful state of society this,
to exist in the great State of Illinois.
Vancil was seventy-five years of agu,
quite infirm, and was worth about
No one will Bay that thero havo been
as many murders committed in the whole
South as in this one County of illinois.
Bat no Judge Bond is sent thero. No
Scoggins' gang to arrest thooitizons. No
Bosher, Pearson, Joo Crews and such
scum with troops to harass the people.
Was there over such a shameful discri?
mination before in tho world's history?
THE CABINET .-The Boston Post says:
"Mr. Greeley's honesty of purpose
counts a great deal for him, and it is
freely suggested that with a well chosen
Cabinet ho oould put tho Union on tho
right track again. With Charles Francis
Adams, Bay, for Secretary of Stato, there
would be no paltering in our foreign
policy; with Trumbull as Secretary of
the Treasury, there would be no miserly
hoarding of gold or rninous fluctuations
in tho money market; with Hanoook as
Secretary of War, the records of the De?
partment would not be mysteriously
missing; with Cox as Secretary of the
Interior, civil servioo reform would not
gasp for life, while if tbeso names were
not sufficient, a splendid talent would ro?
main for his unpartisan choice. There
are Doolittle, Cowan, Hendricks, Schurz,
the silver-tongued, Thurman, whoso
logic and strength of intellect are fami?
liar in every State, Gov. Parkor, whoso
wiso polioy in Now Jersey has excited
such commendation, Gov. Seymour, of
New York, Palmor, of Illinois, English,
of Conneotiout, Atkinson, Endicott,
and others of Massachusetts. Tho list
is a brilliant one, and when Groelcy
appears as tho central figure, the pre?
sent Administration, with its gold stocks
in waiting and its dilettante statesman?
ship, docs not provoke unlimited en?
.17,000 persons die nnnuully in Eng?
land of consumption, which the Loudon
Telegraph calls "u scourge, compared lo
which cholera is a jest and war a diver?
ARREST FOB KIDNAPPING.-Yesterday
afternoon, at 3 o'clook, H. W. Hen?
dricks, who, as our readers know, has
figured oonspicnously in arresting Mr.
J. T. Hancock, was arraigned before
Justice Butt. He WBB charged, on th?
affidavit of Col. K. A. Alston, with false
imprisonment and an attempt to kidnap,
in that on the 4th of May he arrested
Mr. J. T. Hancock, without lawful au?
General Garlingtoc introduced Mr. J.
T. Hancook, who stated the particulars
and circumstances of his arrest, the
most of which has already been pub?
lished. Tho only new evideuco hu gave
was the following: Wm. William?, the
associate of H. W. Hendricks, tried to
console Mr. Hanoook by assuring him
he would not have to remain in ?South
Carolina moro than two or three weeks;
that Wesley Scott, the person originally
charged in the warrant, had escaped;
they were obliged to have some parson;
and that it waa in thia emergency only
they had determined to arrest Hancock.
Williams, in reply to the inquiry as to
what wastbe cause of thu arrest, at first
intimated that thoy needed bim (Han?
cock) as a witness, but finally avowed he
was charged with con6pirncy.
Hero General Gurlington submitted in
evidence the original warrant.
Mr. M. C. Kiser was introduced and
corroborated tho testimony of Hancock.
Judge lt. J. Co wart also Btated ne
of the particulars of the proceeding by
which Mr. Hancock was brought Indore
him on a writ of 'tabeas corpus, all of
which has already been published.
General Garliugton thou tendered in
evidence the following telegraphic de?
spatch from the Cleric of tho Court in
South Carolina, whose name wai] at?
tached to the warrant in question:
CHARLESTON, S. C., May 8, 1872.
A. C. CARLINGTON: No indictment has
boon found against Thomas Hancock.
I have not issued a bcuch warrant against
Thomas Hancock. I thought I had
telegraphed this three times already.
C. C. C. U. S. for S. C.
The telegram was objected to by
Uuitcd States District Attorney Furrow,
whereupon General Carlington moved
fora continuance of the case, unless the
court deemed thu testimony sufficient to
convict the prisoner, until next Thurs?
day, to enable the counsel for prosecu?
tion to obtain the necessary testimony
corroborating tba telegram from Mr.
Horlbeck. In thu meantime, we learn it
is General Garlington's purpose to col?
lect all necessary testimony, aud such as
will confirm the suspicious irregularity
in this very elastic warrant. - Atlanta Sun.
Tho very virtuous and consistent New
York Times, which a few weeks ago
threw ull manner of mud at Senator
Schurz and his coadjutors in the Liberal
movement, is now actively engaged in
crooking the pregnant hinges of the
knee, and fawning upon the lieformers,
with the very evident design of foment?
ing dissensions ia the Liberal ranks.
First, we were trented to a fulsome eu?
logy of Mr. Schurz; and this followed
byan attempt to throw out a "feeler"
for a "common agreement." As for thc
cry of "anybody to beat Grant," the
Times expresses a lofty hope that this
"narrow viow" of tht> subject ut ?3sue
may bo discarded by tho public. The
Grant question is ono which "the people
will have an ample opportunity of de?
ciding"-a remark which verges on the
disloyal. And then the "principles" in?
volved, according to the limes, are those
which "the Philadelphia Convention
need not hesitate to adopt."
Tho "ono term nonsense talked by
Horaco Greeley" is only "laughed nt,"
but "tho measures worth serious consid?
eration aro those which the whole (sic)
Republican party ought to unite in work?
ing for." If they were to be repudiated
at Philadelphia, tho Times would "be
obliged to express groat disappointment
concerning that convection." And
while tho Times does not as yet go so far
as to counsel tho admission of "a set of
tricksters," it exclaims with fervor: "We
must keep up with the times. No just
aud necessary reforms eau bu rel used in
these days." Tho Times' motive in all
this will be suspected by tho scoffers;
and tho utterly incorrigible will bo apt
I to recall ono of Mr. jEsop's most re?
nowned fables in connection therewith.
ABOUT PREACHING IN GEUMAN.-Tho
Deutsche Ziitung, in speaking of Dr.
Bude's sermon, preached last ?Sunday in
the now Gorman Church, in Charleston,
takes exception to tho fact that tho same
was preached iu English. It says: "Th ore
aro ia Charleston about fifty churches
in all of which sermons are preached in
English every Sunday, whilo there ia
only ono church set apart for Gormans,
which should be kept specially for them.
But it seems as if we aro to have the old
story over again, and who knows in how
short a time English only will be
preaohed iu our beautiful Gorman
Chu rob? It is to be hoped that the
builders will not live to witness this sad
event. The St. John's Lutheran Church
was built by Germons, but not a German
word is heard there now. The German
Friondly Society was foundod by Ger?
mans, but whoro is their German lan?
guage, now? Tho few Gormans hero
must combat every aggrennon on tho
part of tho English laugnngo. or thoy
will surely bo swamped by it. Our beau?
tiful church should remain German-if
not for us who understand English, it
should remain so for our brothers from
tho old Fatherland, who arrive hero
strangers in a strange laud, and who, of
course, will wish to hear tho consolations
of religion in tho Gurman lan guage."
--? . - .
Tho Hon. John D. Caton, for many
yoar.=i Chief Justico of tho Supreme
Court, Illinois, nnd n leading Democrat,
has written an elaborate lotter upou .ho
political situation, in which ho gives un?
qualified support to tho Cincinnati no?
minations, ami maintains that tho Demo?
cratic party should make uo separato no
Ito TTY S.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHONIX is five cents.
Mr. H. C. Powell, a disciple of the
"art preservative," is making the neces?
sary arrangements for publishing a Ma?
sonic paper in this city. He proposes to
furnish all the latest Masonio informa?
tion of interest to the craft, besides
other matters of interest prepared by
competent writers. The terms for the
paper will be 82 per annum.
The Governor has appoiuted J. M.
Cantwell a Trial Justioe for Colleton
County, and Wm. H. Jones, Jr., for
The ISth Regiment Band, nuder thc
direction of Band Master Buchar, per?
forms tho following pieces this afternoon:
Quickstep-Guard on the Rhino
Suene et. Aria Nabucodouosor-Verdi.
Quiutetto, from Romeo and Juliet
The much needed rain began falling
I lust night, and its continuance for a day
or more ia desirable.
PHOJSIXIANA.-A spring suit may be
had by knocking a man down this month.
The latest fashion in giving wedding
presents is to have the monogram of the
giver engraved on it, instead of that of
tho person to whom it is presented.
A man should no more make his
honesty a boast than a woman should
her virtue. To speak too mach of either
renders them qnestionable.
Now is the limo for tourists to supply
themselves with lava ear-drops fresh
The latest novelty in sewing machines
is one that will follow the thread of an
If, as atheists affirm, creation came by
chance, what a sublime chance it was!
The richer a man makes his food, the
poorer he mukes his appetite.
"The deuce" is not an oath. It is
the expression of disgust which escapes
a card-player, when, hoping for the ace,
he turns up ono spot too many.
To grow rich, earn money fairly, spend
less than you earn, and hold on to the
difference. The first takes muscle, the
second self-control, and the third brains.
An Ogle County, III., man has trapped
fifty skunks during the post six months,
which is another indication that the bat?
tle is not always to the strong.
Misery loves company, and so does a
marriageable young lady.
One of the greatest evils of the world
is that men praise, rather than practice,
virtue. The praise of honest industry is
on every tongue, but it is rare that the
worker is respected more than the drone.
To tell your own secrets is generally
folly, but that folly is without guilt; to
communicate those with which we are
entrusted is always treachery, and
treachery, for the most part, combined
The spirit of true religion breathes
gentleness aud affability; it is social,
kind and cheerful ; far removed from that
gloomy superstition and bigotry which
cloud the brow, sour the temper, deject
tho spirit and impress moroseness on tho
Tho excoises of our youth are drnfts
upon our old age, payable with interest,
about thirty years after dato.
Penciled eyebrows are coming into
What will temperance reformers say
to this: Germany has discovered a way
to make brandy out of wood shavings.
COURT or COMMON PLEAS, May 15.
This court met, yesterday, at 12 M.,
Judge Melton presiding.
Tho various dockets were callod over
and cases assigned for trial.
At IP. M., the court adjourned until
to-morrow, at 10 A. M.
SUPREME COURT, WEDNESDAY, May 15.
Tho Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard and Wright.
Crotwoll el al., vs. Boozer el al. Mr.
Baxter resumed his argument for appel?
lants. Mr. Fair was heard for respond?
ents. Mr. Baxter in reply. Suspended
until record is completed.
Rooder vs. Speake et al. Mr. Baxter
for appellant. Messrs. Fair and Cald?
well for respondents.
Tho following decisions were rendered :
James M. Pringle vs. Edward R. Dor?
sey et al Judgment affirmed and mo?
tion dismissed, per curtain. Opinion to
bo filed by the Chief Justice.
C. D. Aureus vs. the State Bank.
Judgment affirmed. Opinion by Wil?
lard, A. J. Chief Justice Moses filed
Eliza L. Smith et al., vs. Mrs. M. M.
Gatowood cl al. Petition dismissed, per
Tho fallowing cases woro continued:
Tho South Carolina Manufacturing
Company vs. J. P. Prico and ex parle
Joel W. Anderson.
Tho following aro to bo submitted on
Mrs. Eliza Stewart vs. Pierson ct al.
Mrs. Eliza Stewart vs. Henry H. Blease.
Moyer .V Bro. vs. Henry H. Bloase.
At 3 P. M., tho court adjourned until
Thursduy, Kith, at 10 A. M.
COUBT OK GENERAL SESSIONS, May 15.
The Coart met at 10 A. M., Judge Mel?
ton presiding. The prisoners convicted
at the present term of the Court being
present, his Honor pronounced the fol?
John Harris, (colored,) grand larceny;
to bo confined in the State Penitentiary,
at hard labor, for eighteen months.
Adam Thompson and Richard Oliver,
(colored,) larceny; to be confined in the
State Penitentiary, at hard labor, for
two years, each.
Wm. Lucas, (colored,) for the murder
of John Simpson, (white,) to be safely
kept in the County jail until the 16th
day of August next, when be shall be
taken by the Sheriff of said County to
the place of public execution, and be?
tween the hours of 10 A. M. and 3 P. M.,
he be hanged by the neck until dead.
Butler Johnston and Edward Harris,
(colored,) for the murder of Patrick
Murphy, (white,) pump-minder near
Hampton's, on the South Carolina Rail?
road, a few months since. The same
sentence was passed upon each of them
as that upon Lucas.
Georgiana Brown, assault and battery;
discharged upon ber own recognizance.
The usual general orders were passed;
after which, the Court adjourned until
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W. J. Etter-Proposals.
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tion, that an article possesses superior ex?
cellence as a medicine, not all the preposter
ous clamor of all the worthless nostrum ven?
ders in the universe can shake their belief in
ita efficiency. Truth is a very tenacious
thing, as theae worthies are beginning to dis?
cover. PLANTATION BITTENS baa too firm a
hold upon the popular esteem to be in the
slightest degree effected by the cold water
diatribes which the advertisers of fermented
slops, "without a particle of alcohol," are so
fond of launching against alcoholic prepara?
tions. The public knows very well that this
peerless r?novant and tonic does contain
spirits, but it also knows that they are of the
purest and most wholesome description, viz:
tine old St. Croix, the most active and bene?
ficial diffuser of its remedial and invigorating
properties throughout the system which
could possibly be adopted.
49~ Pimplos on the Face, Eruptions,
Blotches, Sorofalous diseases, and all sores
arising from impure blood, ore cured by Dr.
Pierce's Oolden Mediaal Discovery. M 16 i i
H or m ABB rv ALS, May 15, 1872.-Nickerson
Doune-J Capera, wifo, two children and ser?
vant, Winneboro; Jesse Beaver, Bowan; H
Melting, Hiokuejr; O J Goodwin, Ga; Miss
Budd, SC; .3 8 Buist, Charleston; Miss Ella
Lucas, George Buist. Jr, Spartanburg: Miss
Maupin, Miss Carr, Va; I B Steere ana wife,
Walhalla: J O Hudnutt and wife, N C; F D
Bush. G * O R B. .
Columbia Hotel-J Bhundell, W 8 Parnell,
Pa; B F Barthlow, Md; J H Pesel), Chester;
W A Crine, 8 J Crine, Newberry; J H Wiley,
Ala; H C Pike, Miss G M Bider, B Stewart, N
Y; J H Averill, J 8 Browning, Charleston; 8
A Boper, Salem; L M Hencklo, Richmond; J
J Honorai and eon, T fl Allen, H D Gilbert, N
C; J P Boyoe, J Broadna. Greenville; J T Sei
bies, J T Keen, city; B F Hodson, T H Clarke,
Camdon; Mrs Carroll, Branchville; WA Brad?
ley, Oa; J E Thames, 8 C.
A Hindoo onoe said to one of the mis?
sionaries: "Reviling our gods, oritioising
our Shastras, and ridiculing our ritual
will accomplish nothing; but ibe story
which you tell of Him who loved and
pitied, and came and tanght, and
suffered, and died, and rose again-that
story, sir, will overthrow oar temples,
destroy our ritual, abolish our Shastras
and extinguish our gods."
The Boston, Concord and Montreal
Railroad consumed only eleven days in
building their temporary bridge at Con?
cord. It is 1,400 feet long, and contains
225,000 feet of timber, all of which was
in tho round lng when the old bridge
was swept away, and was sawed on the
line of this road, and run over its rail to
The question at a country tea party
turning on the impropriety of mixing
np oake with a pinch of snuff in the
fingers, a lad remarked that he had seen
his mother do it, and never drop a bit of
snuff. "Why, my son," said the lady,
"how can you lie so?" "Well, mother,"
he replied, "maybe you did drop just a
The Danville (Va.) Times says: "A
few years ago, if any one had told us we
ought to vote for Greeley, we should
have felt insulted. Now, we shall vote
for him with a great deal of satisfaction,
as long as the prospect of his beating
Grant is the least encouraging. The
times change, and we chango with them."
KILLED OK THE RAILROAD.-William
James-younger brother of Rev. Burrell
James-colored-said to have been of
good oharacter and habits-was killed at
Wedgefield, on Wednesday last, in at?
tempting to get aboard the train while
in motion.-Sumter Watchman.
A Wisconsin editor writes, just after
the eleotion: "Our worthy father was
olocted police justice, our worthy bro?
ther was eleoted assessor and our worthy
self, be it known, ran for alderman in
our own ward, and was, unfortunately,
A Swede had his head broken by a
falling brick in Chicago the other day.
One of the great advantages of being
bern a colored gentleman ie that you
then have a head whioh a brick won't
A Detroit youth fell headlong from a
second story window to the pavemeut,
and complained that it "jarred him
Thero were 1,625 births, 437 marriages
and 1,552 deaths in Riohmond, Va., last