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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Saturday Olor nine:, June 8,1872.
Th? Philadelphia Dress Parade.
The Radical of??oe- h older a and military
i subordinates have met and performed
the role required of them by their com?
mander, Grant. It was a very soldierly,
or, rather, slavish meeting. No doubts,
no differences of opinion, no hesitation
was allowed. The roll was gone through
and eaoh State, as its name was called,
under pain of instant ezoommnnication,
was constrained to cry Grant. What a
caricature of. a convention of fros Ame?
rican citizens I It would be farcical if it
were not fraught with so mach danger to
the country. There seemed to ba little
if any enthusiasm, except nmoDg the
colored delegates-who really were the
only persons that had any heart in the
work. One of these grew ecstatic as be
heard the "sperrit" of Mr. Lincoln
whispering "it is not timo to swap
horses." Unfortunately this spiritual
visitation did not make the desired im?
pression, and the swap was mado-Col?
fax was traded off for Wilson. This, we
pr?sume, was about au even swap.
Neither one of them aro of any conse?
quence. Neither ono of them would add
or detraot anything from the strength of
the ticket. Grant is the "bull parp" of
the oonoern, and Wilson will get just
such votes as Grant will sive the ticket
no more and no less. The platform, if
our telegraphic report of it be oorreot, is
a string of platitudes, contradictions and
ambiguities. The party pronounces its
own condemnation by urging the per?
formance of those very things which it
hag so stubbornly refused to carry out
during its administration of the Govern?
ment. After their experience of the
last four years, the people will hardly
depend upon an administration with
the great nepotist and gift-taker at the
head of it to reform tho rotten oivil
servloe. Neither will they attach much
importance to a resolution declaring that
the.public lands should not be given to
corporations, when it is made by tho
party which hos alroady corruptly squan?
dered hundreds of millions of acres of
the people's lands in that way.
Though iu ambiguous terms, we take
it that the resolutions referring to the
tariff strongly favor protection, so
called. The producer is to be pampered
at the expense of the consumer-the
rich made richer and the poor poorer,
for that is what protection means. The
most beautifully ambiguous proposition
in the platform is, "that the relations of
labor and capital should be recognized
and protected." Ooo of the far-famed
Philadelphia lawyers must have inserted
that plank. It will require four or five
of that fraternity, at any rate, to explain
it. It means anything, and it means
nothing. It is as perspicuous as a dab
The whole concludes with the follow?
ing farcical tribute to the Grand Mogul:
"Confidence is expressed in the modest
patriotism, earnest purposes, sound judg?
ment and wisdom of us Grant." Thia is
a oharming specimen of the lucus a non
lucendo principle. The modest patriot?
ism consists in his forcing his nomina?
tion for the seoond time upon the people
for the highest office in their gift; his
earnest purposes, in accumulating wealth
for himself and all of his and his wife's
relations, at the expenso of the pnblio;
his sound judgment was displayed in tho
Santo Domingo tcheme, and his practi?
cal wisdom in his back-down to Great
Britain, and his general conduct of the
Gereva arbitration. No knave or fool
in tho country need ever despair of se?
curing the heart-felt gratitude of his fel?
low-citizens after this high oncomium to
Grant. Next thing, we will hear of a
statue being ereoted to the memory of
John Brown and plaocd alongside of
Washington's. Truly, wonders will never
The New York World says:
"The South Carolina politicians are
getting badly mixed. At a County
Convention in Charleston, S. C., to elect
delegates to the Democratic Slate Con?
vention at Colombia, which is to eleot
delegates to the National Demooratio
Convention at Baltimore, several of the
delegates denounced the Demooratio
patty, and proclaimed themselves to be
Republicans. How 'Republicans' can
consistently act as delegates in a Demo?
oratio convention is not explained by the
DEATH o?r A VETHBAN.-Mr. Samuel
Stone, the oldest male inhabitant of
Frederiokaborg, Va., died on Thursday,
tho 80th of May, in the eighty-fourth
year of his age. He had been a resident
of Frederiokaborg for about fifty years.
He was captured at sea by the British
during the war of 1812, and suffered all
the horrors of confinement in the Dart?
Mons AMERICAN ROYALTY GOING
ABROAD.-?-Jesse and Ulysses Grant, sons
of President Grant, will make a trip to
Europe in June, and return to America
with their sister Nellie about the time
the season at Long Branoh closes.
To THE EDITOR OP THE DAILY PHONIX:
Ia the Union, of the ?iii, there is an
editorial on the "Conditions of Pros?
perity," which, so far as education and
industry are oonoerned, is fair enough,
but as regards the keeping of onr money
at homo, is an entire fallacy. No nation
or people ever thrived long that kept
their money at home. Money is but
the representative of labor; in fact, it is
labor condensed into the form of ex?
change-it is bot a commodity, and has
its value in tho markets of tbe world the
samo as corn or cotton.
The Chin?se and Japanese, for ages,
were a sealed book to the Europeuu.
They kept their money nt borne; but
what value had that money? Little or
none, when we seo that for about one
cent in value of our money the China?
man could purohnse a day's supply of
provisions for himself and family.
For hundreds of years the Indies have
been depleting Europe of her coin,
which never again returns to its source.
This hus not made the latter nation poor.
In fact, her people have worked the
harder, and have beoome riuh, and to?
day they lead the van of civilization.
The researches of modern savana has
developed the fact that the specio that
flows to the East in the shape of money
is buried, and never again is used iu
commerce. The inhabitants of Iadiu
and China are tho most miserly and de?
graded olass of human beings in the
world. We of this continent know that
a miser in onr midst is an evil; that the
whole community are glad when he has
died, for then they rejoice that bis
money will be brought into UBO and
tend to the benefit of others. Money
unemployed has no value. It is like tbe
stored-up strength in the idle man, who
refuses to work and be of use to bis fel?
lows, but the moment that the musoles
move in labor then the fruits of his toil
acquire value, and his neighbor, bo he
far or near, is benefited by means of a
mutual exchange of the products of each
In the great divisions of the earth we
find that man's existence is based on the
produotions of the soil of his particular
?country. AU over and above what is
actually required for his food and rai?
ment, is used for luxuries, and we can?
not have them without exchanges. No
! man can shut himself up from the world
with his money, and say he is rioh.
He is, in fact, poor. We need exchanges
to add to our comforts, which an ever in?
creasing desire for luxuries calls for.
When we say luxuries, we mean neces?
saries; for tue higher we advance iu
civilization, the greater our wants be?
oome. The question to the men of the
South, as to the best means to wbioh
they can apply the great capital of labor
with which the Almighty bas endowed
man, and from which they can reap the
greatest profit, is answered by immedi?
ate surroundings. Tho soil beneath and
the sun above calls upon them to de?
velop their resources. A climate and a
land that can produce corn aud cotton
in abundance, it would be criminal to
negleot for that of manufactures. From
that moment we would begin to go down
in the soale of prosperity; the prices of
provisions would advance, and so would
tkat of clothing.
Tbe nations of the earth are one peo?
ple. By means of money as an agent,
we cause a settlement in the exchange of
our products, and the larger and more
frequent the exchange, the greater do
we ?nhanoe the happiness of all. If by
the culturo of the soil, we can lead to a
better return to our capital than our
neighbors un the "granite hills of New
England," or the "rocky shores of
Albion," then let ns by all means follow
the plow, and say to them that for the
products of their labor through the
loom and anvil, we will sond them in ex?
change oom and cotton, the product? of
our luboi through the plow. T. L.
Some years ago, Mr. William Lloyd '
Garrison and Mr. Wendell Phillips had
a bitter persona] quarrel over tbe burial
of the Anti-Slavery Society. Now Mr.
Garrison makes a bitter personal issue
with Mr. Sumner over the re-election ot
Gen. Grant, which he somehow eeams to
consider an anti-slavery measure. Mr.
Horaae White thereupon takes him to
tank in a cogent letter, wbioh we else?
where reproduce, from this morning's
Philadelphia Inquirer. The contrast
which Mr. White draws between Mr.
Garrison's anti-slavery labors aud those
of Messrs. Greeley and Brown, whom hu
opposes, is not encouraging. It is
calmly severe as it is historically just.
Tbe picture might still be heightened by
adding to it a statement of the anti?
slavery labors of Geo. Grant.
[New York Tribune.
TERRIBLE EXPLOSION OF A LOCOMOTIVE
-THRBB PERSONS KILLED.-A special
despatch to the Savannah Advertiser,
from Lake City, Fla., says while the
Western bound passenger train on the
Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Rail?
road was taking water at Sanderson, on
the 4th inst., the engine exploded, in?
stantly killing James Parker, fireman,
and wounding Mr. Sliter, the engineer,
and two train hands; also a young lady,
who waa standing in the door of a house
near the tank. Scarcely an unbroken
piece of the engine re tn ai UP, while the
tender ia but little damaged. The engi?
neer and young lady died on Tuesday
afternoon. The others are only severely
scalded and slightly bruised.
BULL DON'T MIX.-The Philadelphia
Press oulla upon the Grant men to meet
according to tho order of "the colonel
commanding:" The white troops on the
West side of Washington Square and the
"colored troops" on Ibo South side.
The dwelling, kitchen and smoke?
house of Mr. Charles Thompson, of
Pickens County, were bumed on the
31st ult. It is supposed to be the work
of an incendiary.
UNION.-In accor danoo ?Uh nu bl io
announcemont, a meeting of tho Citizen?
of Union County was held in Gulp's
Hali, on Monday last.
S. M. Bice, Esq., was oalled to the
Ohair, and D. P. Duncan requested to
act aa Secretary.
The Chairman stated tho object of the
meeting was to elect delegates to the
State Convention to be held in Colum?
bia, on the llth inat.
On motion, tho Chair was directed to
?appoint a committee to consist of one
' from each township to nominate suitable
Tbo committee, after deliberation, re?
ported through their chairman, Muj. J.
B. Steedman, tho following named giin
tlemon as delegates:
PRINCIPALS-A. It. Aught ry, C. D.
Farrar, Hon. R. Munro and B. H. Bice.
ALTERNATES-W. S. Gregory, Capt. J.
Thoma?, F. W. Eison, David Thomas.
Judge Munro said ho was opposed to
tho Convention. Ho thought all the
conventions held in South Carolina hud
done more mischief tuan good. Tho
Judge spoke at some length, aud re?
counted the action of the conventions
held in the State for mauy years past, to
prove that each convention bad either
resulted in no practical good or decided
injury to tho people and their cause. lu
conclusion he respectfully asked the
meeting to substituto some other natno
for bis among the delegates.
On motion of W. C. Harriw, thc per?
sons nominated wera requested to Htate
their views as to what notion tho State
and Baltimore Conventions should take.
Maj. B. H. Bice and Mr. Aughtry re?
sponded, endorsing the Cincinnati plat?
form and adverse to tho nomination of a
straight-out Democratic ticket. Mr.
Farrar was not present.
Mr. Harris nominated General W. H.
Wallaoe, in place of Judge Munro, aa a
delegate to the Convention. Thu vote
was then taken on the uomiuatiou, as
amended, and unanimously adopted.
Gen. Wallace iutroducad the following
preamble and resolutions:
We, citizens of Union Couuty, ear?
nestly desiring a change in the spirit
and character of the administration of
national affairs, and believing that the
principles and candidates of the Cincin?
nati Convention of May 2, 1872, if sus?
tained by a majority of the people of the
United Staten, give assurance of an ad?
ministration in harmony with the spirit
and principles of a free, constitutional
federal republic; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we endorse and ap?
prove the resolutions or platform adopted
at the Convention held in Cincinnati on
the 2d day of May, 1872.
Resolved, That wo endorse and ap?
prove the nomination of Horace Greeley
for President of tho United States and
B. Gratz Brown for VicePresideut.
Resolved, That in our judgment, the
National Democratic Convention, to
meet in Baltimore ou the 9th day ol
July next, should endorse the platform
and candidate of the Cincinnati Con?
vention of May last.
On a motion to adopt the resolutions,
Jadge Munro expressed his views with
much force in opposition to tho candi?
dates of the Cincinnati Convention.
Gen. Wallace supported the resolutions
in a speech of some length, setting forth
the present urgent necessity for a change
in the Federal Government, and said, il
the Southern people would relieve them?
selves of the load of oppression, corrup?
tion and infamy, which Grant aud hu
followers have heaped upon them, theil
only hope, at present, was to join force:
with the Liberal Republicans, to defeal
the common enemy. He said he was o
Democrat, and all who were in attend
ance were, morally, mentally and phyai
cally, Democrats, but under tho heel ol
a relentless foe, it would bo worse that
madness to refuse the friendly offei
extended to them by the Cincinnati Con?
vention, to lift us from our prostrate con
dition. He did not see that in accept
ing the friendly offer of a former foe
any sacrifice of principle would be made
The resolutions were then adopted
with two dissenting voices.
KERSHAW.-Pursuant to the nolie
heretofore published, tho citizens o
Kershaw Couuty met at the Town Hal
at Camden, on Saturday, tho 1st inst., t<
choose delegates to the State Convontioi
to be held at Colombia, on tho llth mst
Tho meeting was orgauized by oalliu)
Hon. James Cbeenut to the Chair, whi
delivered au interesting address.
Ou motion of W. L. DePass, it was
Resolved, That we accept the invita
tion of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee to sond delegates to a State Con
vent iou to bo held at Columbia, on tin
llth of June, inst. .
Resolved, That wo are in favor of th
State Convention sending delegates ti
the Demooratio National Convention, t
convene at Baltimore, on tho 9th of Jul;
next; and that the said delegates be in
straotod to oppose a distinct nominatioi
by the Demooratio party.
Resolved, That it is tho sense of thi
meeting that the nominees of the Cic
oinnati Convention for President au*
Vice-president of the United States ar
acceptable to ns.
On motion of J. T. Miokle, it was
Resolved, That a committee of eigh
be appointed by tho Chair, to nominal
delegates to the Convention at Columbie
The Chair appointed on this commit
tee: J. T. Miokle, E. M. Bnykin, D. I
DeSauBBuro, T. L. Boykin, V. S. Jordan
Wm. E. Johnson, B. M. Brown and Wm
The following proamblo and resole
tions wero introduced by J. D. Kenne
dy, and after addresses by him and NV
L. DePass, were adopted:
Whereas the Convention of Libere
Republicans assembled at Cincinnati, o
tho 1st of May, did adopt a platform s
broad in its principles, and so adapte
to the requirements of tho day in its oj
position to corruption, mal-administn
tion aud favoritism, as to embrace ti nth
its provisions all men, without regard t
past party affiliations, and believing tht
it is the wiah of every good citizen th;
permanent peace shall be established,
and the f aturo prosperity of the oountry
thereby secured- .
Resolved, That we hail with pleasure
the movement as auspicious of peace
Resolved, Tbat wo endorse said plat?
Resolved, That we ratify the nomina?
tions of Horace O rc cl cy und B. Gratz
Brown, as its exponents, und hope to see
under their administration "a President
without partisanship, a judiciary with?
out politics, u Congress without u price,
and au urmy without a mission."
Tho Committee on Nominations re?
ported tho following gentlemen as dele?
gates to thu Couveution, which report
wus adopted : J. B. Kershaw, Jus. Ch va?
unt, Lt. J. Patterson, J. M. Davis, T. H.
Clurke, J. D. Kouuedy, S. M. Boy kin,
I E. M. Boykiu.
SUMTER COUNTY - A.muutiug of tho
Sumter Couuty Democratic Club was
held ou the 30th ult. Tho following
delegates wero elected to tho Stato Con
vu J tum: Mn j. T. B. Eraser, Dr. Mark
Reynolds, E. W. Moise, E-q., Col. J. D.
Blundiug, Cul. Wm. Nettles, Col. John
B. Mooie, Capt. J. S. Richardson und
Capt. J. W. Stuckey.
Tho following resolutions wert adopt?
Resolved, That wu rccoguizo in the
Cincinnati platform au enunciation of
the great fundamental principles upon
which this republic wus founded, u?d
upon which republics must be founded,
or ultimately full to pieces of their own
weight, to wit: Universal amnesty, equal
rights to all sections, local self-govern?
ment, no centralization of power, jealous
maintenance of tho habeas corpus, the
largest individual liberty consistent with
Resolved, That so believing, true po?
licy dictates that the National D?mocra?
tie Con volition Bhould adopt enid plat?
form, aud aecept the nomination o(
Greeley aud Brown.
POELIC MEETINO.-Tho meeting culled
! at this place OU Monday last to select
delegates to the State Democratic Con?
vention, met iu the Court House. Tbe
meeting wus organized by oalliug J. R.
Lambsou, Esq., to the chair, and ap?
pointing Mr. S. J. Hutson Secretary.
Tho chairman made sumo remarks touch?
ing tho political situation, aud explain?
ing tho object of tho meeting. Mr.
Man? ice moved that the chair appoint a
committee of five to nominate delegates
to the Convention. Tho chair appointed
S. W. Maurice, J. P. Carraway, N. M.
Graham, C. S. Land aud J. M. Nelson a
committee for this purpose. After con?
sultation, the committee submitted to
tho meeting the names of the following
gentlemen as delegates to the Conven?
tion in Columbia, with the annexed re?
solution, which was adopted : O. S. Laud,
J. R. Lambsou, Dr. J. Marion Staggers
and E. J. Porter.
Resolved, That while we do not think
it expedient to instruct our delegates,
we feel no hesitation in announcing oui
opinion that the Convention at Balti?
more should muko no separate nomina?
tion, but simply ratify the nomination
of Greeley and Brown.-Kingstree Star.
In pursuance of the call published ic
tho Reporter, a email number of tht
citizens of Chester County assembled ic
the Court House on Monday last. Oe
motion, Gen. W. A. Walker was callee:
to the chair, uud Maj. Julius Mills re
quested to act HS Secretary. Tho chair
man having called the meeting to ordei
and explained its object, Maj. S. P
Hamilton offered a preumblo and r?solu
tiona, and urged their adoption with hit
usual force and earnestness.
Hon. S. Mc Ali ley thought the pre
amblo aud resolutions too comprehensive
und moved as a substitute therefor tin
"Resolved, That six delegates be ap
pointed by the Chairman to attend tl:
Convention in Columbia, to act in snol
Convention according to their best jndg
Mr. G. J. Patterson moved to mern
the substitute by adding thereto the fol
lowing words, "and untrammelled b;
the narnu or principles of any politico
party having existence prior to 1st Jami
ury, 1872." The amendment was ac
cepted by the mover of tho substitute.
A discussion of considerable lengtl
followed, participated in by Hon. Sam'
McAliley, Maj. N. R. Eaves. Maj. M
Williams, G. J. Patterson, Esq., an
Maj. Julius Milln, in favor of the Atlop
lion of the substitute, and by Maj. S. F
Hamilton, T. C. Gaston, Esq., and E
C. McLure, iu favor of the preambl
and resolutions. The question being o
the adoption of the substituto, it wa
put to tho meeting sud carried by
small maj >rity. In accordance then
with, tho Chairman appointed the fo
lowing gentlemen delegates to attend th
Convention in Columbia, on the lit
inst. :E 0. McLure, G. J. Patterson
Julius Mills, O. Barber, Maj. J. \\
Wilks aud Johu W. Durham. Ou mc
tion, the delegation were empowered t
till the places of any of their numbc
who oould not attend the Convontioi
The discussion referred to above was s
to whether our delegates should go t
the Columbia Convention instructed c
uninstructed, aud as to tho status of th
members of the Reform party of 187(
in relation to the National Democrat!
oarty. As to the policy of the Souti
in the present crisis, aud the wisdom c
giving a cordial support to the norn
noes of the Liberal Republican parti
there was no diversity of opinion. A
the speakers were of tho same mind i
thinkiug, that the election of Or?ele
aud Brown offered the only door of e
capo from the misrule and oppreseio
under which wo have so long been living
No MBKTI." a ON SAEE DAY.-No meei
ing was culb a hero on last sale-day, r
was the ca e iu many of the other Com
ties, for thu purpose of upp oi iting del
gates to thu Stute Demouiutio Con vet
tion, to meet in Columbia on next Tue
day. Our citizens appeared totally ii
different, as wo scarcely heard tho matti
meutioued. No efforts whatever wei
made to gut up a meeting, and it is,
doubtless, best as it is; indeed, we re
gard it rather unfortunate than other?
wise that a call for a convention was
made in the first place. South Carolina
has very little business in the Baltimore
Convention, and delegates are almost
sure to bu appointed if the State Con?
vention meets iu Columbia, which it is
certain to do. It ought to be remem?
bered what vast injury was charged to
South Curolina for participating in the
New York Convention of 1868, and the
recollections of State Convention? are
anything but pleasant to South Caroli?
WILLIAMSBURG.-The meeting held at
Kiugstree elected the following delegates
and adopted the annexed resolution:
Delegates-C. S. Land, J. B. Lambson,
Dr. J. Marion Staggers and E. J. Porter.
Resolved, That while we do not think
it expedient to instruct our delegates,
we feel no hesitation in announcing our
opinion that the Convention at 13*1 ti?
mo ru should mako no separate nomina?
tion, but simply ratify the nomination
of Greeley and Brown.
BENNETT'S PERSONAL APPEARANCE, Ero.
lu personal appearance air. Bennett was,
in many respects, remarkable. He was
considerably ovor six feet in height, and
dowu to within a year or two he walked
erect and as straight aa au arrow, and
with thu stately tread of au old soldier.
He waa slight of figure, but strong
limbed, and tho strength of his arms
was something remarkable. He was
very fond of physical exercise, and gene?
rally employed the early hours of dawn
iu running, in Highland fashion, around
the walks at his Fort Washington borne.
His countenance in bis later years was
not unprepossessing, though a atrabis
mal affection gave a peculiar appearance
to his large features.
Mr. Beuuett always betrayed a desire
to retain the ownership of the Herald up
tu the moment of bis death. But he
was not unmindful of the duty of dis?
posing of his property. Shortly before
his wife and daughter went to Europo,
the venerable journalist made a will
which was satisfactory to the family.
He dealt out bia wealth with a princely
hand, aud each of bis three heirs are
uow the absolute owuers of millions of
dollars. The following are said to be
the principal provisions of tho will:
To his son. James Gordon Bennett,
ho gives tho Herald establishment and
the Herald buildiug on Broadway, and
also the property on Fulton, Ann and
Nassau streets, formerly the site of the
Herald. It is said that the will also pro?
vides that young Mr. Bennett shall not
sell the Herald, and that it shall remain
iu the possession of the family.
To his widow, he gives the mansion,
corner of Thirty-eighth street and Fifth
avenue, with other real estate up-town.
To his daughter, Miss Jeannette Ben?
nett, he gives his mansion and grounds
on Washington Heights, and also some
personal property uud mementoes.
The above are said to be the provi?
sions of the will made by Mr. Benuett a
few weeks before his wife sailed for
Europe. It is asserted that he has
neither altered it nor made another will.
The whole period of his recent illness
wiiB used by him solely to prepare for
his last end.
SUDDEN DEATH.-Our community waa
startled on Friday morning, 21th ult.,
by the announcement of the sudden
death of our esteemed young friend and
fel!.> ?-townsman, Mr. Sauiuei Bryce, son
of Mr. Robert Bryce, of this place. He
came quite early iu the morning to the
store of Messrs. H. H. Thompson & Co.,
where he was clerking, and whilst per?
forming his usual duties, was suddenly
stricken down with apoplexy. He was
at once removed to the residence of Dr.
James H. Carlisle, his brother-in-law,
and in a few minutes expired, without
having spoken or given any indication
of consciousness. He was just edtericg
upon the responsibilities of manhood,
being about twenty-four years old, and
the industry, candor and conscientious?
ness which marked him as a mau of
business, aud the modest, but earnest
piety which had conspicuously charac?
terized his lifo aud conversation from
early boyhood, inspired his friends with
the comforting assurance that the emi?
nent virtues of en honored father were
being perpetuated in a worthy son.
And though their hope of him in this
life bas been blasted, they "sorrow not
as those who have no hope."
We cannot better oloso this hurried
notice, than by repeating the admoni?
tion contained in the text which fur?
nished the subject of the funeral dis?
course: "Bo yo also ready, for in such
an hour as ye think not the Son of Man
HENRY M. STUART, SR., OF BEAUFORT.
This most estimable gentleman and lead?
ing citizen of Beaufort, died in his na?
tive town, on the 8th of May, in the
seventieth year of his age. Hie life, sod
especially its closing days, so well illus?
trated eil the higher qualities of our
people, and afforded to the young men
ot the State so instructive an example,
that we desire, even at this late day, to
record in our columns our high apprecia?
tion of his character. He was one of the
few last remaining links whirth bound
tho gracious and happy past ot the old
town with the present time. And he
was the last of a large family of brothers
who have been loved aud honored in the
communities in whioh they lived.
VARIED INDUSTRY.-A largo dealer in
saddles and harness tells us that he is
now getting his saddle trees from Knox?
ville, St. Louis and Louisville. Ho says
that labor laws aro now operating so in?
juriously to the trade at the North that
New York dealers aro actually sending
their orders to Baltimore. There never
was so propitious a time for starting in?
dustrial enterprises at the South. So
long as our people stick to the old rou?
tine of cotton, cotton, cotton, the towns
will bo small und the ?onntry poor.
I Southern Home.
ILo o al i * o xax ?.
. Grrr MATTHUS.-The price of single
copies of the PHONIX is five cents.
The dry weather has had a terrible
effect on tba blackberry crop; and the
frait is unusually backward. This is
bad for the sand-billian, whose main
dependence it is.
The wutcring cart is out of order, and
the abominable leaky hose was again
brought into requisition yesterday. It
is a terrible waste of the fluid.
Active steps are about being inau?
gurated to receive a supply of pure
water for the city of Charleston-the
source of supply being tho Edisto River.
This will be agreeable intelligence to
the up-country people, who do not take
kindly to cistern water.
Mr. McKenzie bas "Dolly Varden"
cake-just as good as it is pretly.
Notwithstanding dull times and
scarcity of money, buildings are going
up in every direotion.
We learn that James D. Tradewell,
Esq., is a prominent candidate for the ,
Solicitorship of this (the fifth) circuit.
It is also Baid that Probate Judge Wigg
-tired of official honors-will retire to
his dairy farm.
The. "Indian Girl" is out this morning
with a fresh and interesting announce?
ment to tho public. Sbe has good, news
to tell, good cigars to sell, and is de?
cidedly a belle since her prices fell.
Mr. Gorman has made an addition to
his billiard room-an elegant three-quar?
ter pocket billiard table, manufactured
at the celebrated factory of Phelan &
Cullender, New York. It is of solid wal?
nut, finished in latest style, with Louis
XIV carved legs. The oue-raek is a
beauty. It was inaugurated by Captain
Martin and the proprietor. Mr. Gor?
man believes in keeping up with the
"march of improvement."
Messrs. J. A. Brock and F. McKee,
Greenville Railroad officials, have de?
parted on an extended Northern tonr.
The supporters of Grant, in this city,
had a ratification meeting last night,
accompanied by a torch-light procession,
speeches, burning of tar barrels, Ste
The attendance was slim, the speeches
ditto, and very little enthusiasm mani?
fested. In fact, the whole affair was
CHOBCH ENTERTAINMENT AT RIDGE
SPRING.-The ladies of Ridge Spring,
on the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
Railroad, will give a concert, a supper,
and a series of tableaux, at Ridge Spring,
on the evening of Thursday, the 13th
instant, for the purpose of raising funds
to buy an organ for the Ridge Spring
Church. These ladies solicit a general
attendance and patronage, and the occa?
sion promises to be one of great pleasure
to all who may attend.
PRCHNTXIANA.-Fruits and berries at
this season of the year are not only pre?
cious luxuries, but great promoters of
health. They act upon the liver, pro?
moting that secretion naturally which
many are in the habit of obtaining only
by the means of artificial medicines.
Put not your faith in him who pre?
dicts a hot season-he keeps ice; nor in
him who predicts a cold one-he owns a
cheap clothing store; nor yet in him
who deolares a wet one-he has umbrel?
las; nor a dry one-he sells beer.
The oorn-fields of the South are back?
ward in coming forward. The season is
There's a purple half to the grape, a
mellow half to the peaob, a sunny half
to the globe, and a "better-half" to man.
At the recent great meeting in New
York speakers several times styled the
grand allied army of opposition to the
present Administration "Democratic
Republicans." This is a very good
name. It is certainly descriptive. It
matters not a great deal, however, what
we call the opposition party. If it tri?
umphs we shall soon have a name, and
we shall have what is better-good Go*
A two-foot rule-don't stumble.
Never attempt to form an opinion of
a woman by her sighs.
What is that which a man does not
want, and straggles against having as
long as possible, but whioh, onoe got?
ten, he would not part with for all the
world? A bald head.
When California miners imbibe, they
call it "putting on a blast."
Horst ABBIVALS, June 7, 1872.-ColurrMa
Hotel-J J MoLure, Chester; P Massman,
Philadelphia; A David. W F Brittain, NY; B
O Gilbert, J J Boyden, W B Smith, W A Brad?
ley, Charleston; B L 8lngletary, 8 0; A Ar?
cher, Baltimore; O P Ootohett, 8o Ex Co; J A
Leland. Laurens; J O HucUith, 8 C; J M Gal?
loway. Due Weat.
Nickcrton Haute-A Robertson, N C; R J
Donaldson, Oheraw: H Terry, city; H ?line
king, Baltimore; B M Harris, N Y.
LIST OF NBW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Jacob Levin-To Gas Consumers.
Thoa. Dodamead-G. Sc C. R. R.
P. Cantwell-Country Lard.
R L. Bryan-New Books.
Iudian Girl-Horace Greeley.
T. J. Sc H. M. Gibson-Sundries.