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?^LUMBIA, S. C.
"Baturrlay Morning, June 22, 1872.
Tue Action ?t Baltimore.
Tho Domo oratio demonstration, Sontb,
East, North and West, has been so over?
whelming, within the last few days and
weeks, in favor of Qreely and Brown,
that there remains scarcely a possibility
of their not being sustained at Baltimore.
Wo think we may, with perfeot safety,
take it for granted that thero will not be
a Democratic nomination, and that the
Convention will determine unanimously
to give the Bupport of the party to the
Liberal Bepnblioan nominees. The only
question left to be determined, ia the
manner in whioh the delegates at Balti?
more sball deolare that support. Shah
they simply adopt or doolure their ap?
proval of the Cincinnati platform, and
adjourn without taking any action in re?
lation to the nominees? or, shall they
adopt the platform and renominate
Greeley and Brown? or, ?ball they sim?
ply endorse the work of the Cincinnati
Convention, and pledge the aid of the
Democratic party in the eleotion of the
nominees, and the accomplishment of
the patriotic purposes set forth in the
A.great many favor the first plan, for
the reason, as they allege, that Greeley
and Brown, in order to attract the
greatest Bepnblioan strength, must re?
main purely Republican nominees. If,
argue they, it is^made to appear that
Greeley and Brown are the nominees of
the D?mocratie party, they will get bot
little more than the regular Democratic
The advocates of the seoond plan
hold that, unless Greeley and Brown are
nominated; or some pledge given them
of Democratic support, by the conven?
tion of the party, a large number, nol
feeling themselves in anywise restrained
by party fealty, will drift away, not vote
at all, or, perhaps, in some semi-author?
itative way, place straight Democratic
candidates in the field.
There is considerable weight in bott
of these views, and we, therefore, fal!
upon the third plan, as comprising al!
the advantages of the others, while
avoiding their evils. We hope, then,
that the Baltimore Convention will sim
pl 7 endorse Greeley and Brown as Libe
ral Re public an candidates, and pledge
the party to their support. This wai
the general idea at the time when a co
alition with tho Liberal Republicans wai
first broached, and it seems, best to no
cord Wh present requirements*? Noni
can, then, truthfully say that Greeley
and Brown are Democratic candidates
nor can any Democrat, so long na he ac
knowledges party obligations, roi uso t<
give them his individual, assistance, Ol
be excused, as a Democrat, for putting
any other candidates in th? field.
These possible dangers, thongh, d<
not give ns muoh apprehension. Thi
D?mocrate and the good people all ove:
the Union, of whatever past politics
affiliations, are profoundly impressec
with the necessity of defeating Grant
and saving the conntry from a central
i zed despotism.
With this paramount duty constant!;
before their eyes, there can never be
under any circumstances, or whateve
may be the manner of endorsement a
Baltimore, an effort of any respectabl
proportions to detract from Greeley an;
votes, save of the preoious few who pre
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GERMANT AND THE JESUITS.-The bil
which has been pending for some day
in the FruBeiau Parliament to depriv
the members of the Sooiety of Jesus c
the rights of citizenship in that country
was passed on yesterday. The J?suite
it appears, became first involved in tbi
trouble by having provoked the bitte
hostility of Bismarck, in opposing co
tain laws and opinions peculiarly agree
able to him and distasteful to them. Bu
for the almost personal character of tb
oonfliot which this oiroumstance occr
sioned, it is believed that a more caroft
and patient deliberation of the diffiou
ties at issue would have resulted, and
different course been pursued. Bul
under any circumstances, powerful an
popular as the premier may be, it woul
seem that in progressive Germany an
this liboral age there oonld not well bi
with general approval, suoh banishmen
and proscriptions of Jesuits ns ha\
marked the records of nearly all tl
States of Europe in earlier times, an
whioh have only served to illustrate an
perpetuate the vitality of the order.
BANK ELECTION.-L. D. Mowry, Esq
of the firm of L. D. Mowry & Son, i
this oity, received, yesterday, the coi
gratulfttions of many of bis warm pe
sonal and business friends on the oco
sion of bib elevation to the President
of the Union Bank, the office havk
been made vacant by the voluntary witl
drawol from it of Wm. B. Smith, Esq
who, for many years, had oonduoted tl
fiscal operations of the bank with sign
ability and succesa.-Charleston Courte
Matter? ot GcncT?<
Tho grand arbitration seems to be
destined to be always enveloped in a
cloud of uncertainty. The probabilities
of the success or failure of the treaty are
about as fluctuating as those of the wea?
ther given ns each day by telegraph
from Washington. Jnst now, the treaty
stock is advancing. All the advices
from Geneva, London and Washington
concur in representing the prospects of
the consummation of the arbitration ns
considerably brightened since the as?
sembling of the court. Why this is SQ,
we are not informed. There seems to
us but one possible mode of preserving
the treaty, and, that is by an adjourn?
ment pf the court, in accordance with
the request of Great Britain, in order
that the slight differences between thc
two Governments, with regard to thc
supplemental treaty, may be arranged,
Her Majesty's Government has repeat?
edly and emphatically declared that thej
will not proceed with the arbitration
unless the claims for consequential da
mages are withdrawn.
AB matters now stand, these olaims ar?
not withdrawn, and, of course, Englanc
will not proceed with her argument
With regard to the adjournment or post
pouement of the oonrt, it is by no mean
oertain that it is within the power of tin
arbitrators to grant it. The treaty fixe
a specific time for the sitting of tb
oonrt, as also for the presentation of th
preliminary pleadings; and the natara
conclusion would seem to be that no au
thority short of an agreement betweei
the high contracting powers themselvc
wonld be sufficient to change or modif
their original contract. Our Govern
ment refases to join England in the ny
plication for adjonrnment, being ver
well content and prepared to proceed c
once, without any additional treaty.
Grant is reported as saying that b
has backed down to his bottom stanc
and will not badge an inch farther, bi
will leave the responsibility entirely wit
England, whether the treaty shall I
sustained or not. That all sounds vei
well, and very dignified, and self-con
placent, bat he and his administratic
cannot escape the odium of their, ot
ginal blundering attempt at chicaner;
which has been the sole obstacle in tl
way of the successful issue of the trea
from the start.
A PLOT AOAINST G KEELEY.-A Was
ington correspondent of the New Yo;
Tribune mentions an estimate made 1
an officeholder in Washington, who.
ono of the shrewdest observers of p
litical events, and one whose jadgme
as to the futuro is received with respe
everywhere, giving the strength of A3
Greeley befo re the Baltimore Conven tit
"He says that he has little donbt tL
Mr. Greeley will have 517 delegates c
of the 724 on the first ballot, and that
the delegates already chosen by t
several States, 317 are favorable to On
loy, and only thirteen against him, thc
being from Oregon, Delaware and o
from West Virginia. He also says tl
there is a powerful effort making on t
part of some of the old hankers of t
Democracy to defeat Greeley before t
Convention by a 'coup d'etat,' and ein
lars in great numbers have been coi
dently circulated for the parp?se. 1
soheme, as developed, is to secare 1
States of Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio, I
nois, Texas and New Jersey, whioh, il
held, would do much towards contri
ing the Convention. The officer, bc
ever, unhesitatingly admits that 1
Greeley will be nominated, and that
contest in November will bo a very cl
Thus are the politicians making tl
calculations and indulging their mac
nations, bat the fact is that the peo
generally seem to be troubling th?
selvos little about the one or the ott
As the New York Express says the p
plo have got it into their heads t
Greeley ia their man, their oandidi
Once in every ten or twenty years
people break loose on tho Presider
and they are running loose now; ant
ia not easy to see how they can be mt
either as Democrats or Republicans
ran with "the machine," unless "
maohine" rans with them.
A DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STOBIC.-Mr.
Craig, writing from Chesterfield Cc
Hoaae on the 19th, says: "A most
straotive hail storm passed a few rr
North of this place on Saturday even:
16th instant, accompanied with a
pado, prostrating almost everything
its track. The crops of corn and co
on many farms are completely ruii
houses and fences blown down,
large numbers of poultry killed. M
of the hail stones were as large as
oops, and generally as large as ga
eggs. Some fine fields of ootton,
beginning to bloom, are so oomplc
wrecked that not a green leaf can
fonnd on them. Several eye-witne
say that the bark was knooked o
large oak and pine trees by tho hail.
Tho lightning played a queer free
Newark, N.J., tho other day. Stri
a well, it not only expelled the water
partially filled it with sand, maoh tc
consternation of those who depend t
the well for their ordinary beverage.
Meeting' or Bond-holders ot the Oreen
ville and Columbia Railroad Com?
Pursuant to call, a meeting of the
holders of guaranteed, second mortgage
aud non-mortgage bonds of' this rail?
road company, waa held in this city
on tho 19th instant, at the Carolina Na?
On motion, W. B. Galick was called to
the Chair, and John D. Caldwell ap?
Tbe meeting was composed of twenty
two persons, representing, UH holders or
attorneys, bonds to the following amount :
Guaranteed by the State, ?621,000;
second mortgage, $306,500; non-mort
gago, past due, $48,500.
Upon the oall of the Chair, Col. J. S.
Cothran explained the object of the
meeting, giving at the same timo a brief
statement of the amount and condition
of the debt of the road, and the difficul?
ties attending its arrangement.
He was followed by Col. C. H. Simon
ton, of Charleston, on whose motion tho
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of five
persons be appointed by this meeting,
who shall be charged with the following
FIRST. TO inquire into and report thc
present indebtedness of tho Greenville
and Colombia Railroad Company, class?
ifying the Hame as near as possible, viz:
Original first mortgage bond-holders;
bond-holders who exchanged first mort?
gage bonds for State guaranteed bonds;
bond-holders holding bonds and certifi?
cates of indebtedness guaranteed by the
State, not inoladed in the foregoing;
holders of non-mortgage bonds, holders
of second mortgage bonds; estimating
as near as may be practicable the amount
and numbers of bonds for which, liabi?
lity is absolutely denied by the oompany.
SECOND. TO confer with the President
and Directors of the company, ta ascer?
tain their views, and to obtuin from
them a proposition, if possible, looking
to a settlement of the indebtedness of
TniBD. This committee to bo com?
posed of representatives of each class of
creditors, if practicable.
The Chairman appointed the following
gentlemen the committee: C. H. Simon
ton, of Charleston, Chairman; Thos. P.
Branch, of Augusta; H. Beattie, of
Greenville; J. P..Reed, pf Anderson;
and Mr. Sheer, of New York.
A recess until 6 o'clock P. M., was
then taken, to enable the committee to
discharge the duties imposed upon it.
Upon re-assembling, the committee,
through its. Chairman, submitted the
The committee of five appointed by
the meeting of bond-holders of the
Greenville and Colombia Railroad Com?
pany, held on the 19th instant, in the
oity of Colombia, beg leave respectfully
to report: That they called upon W. J.
Magrath, Esq., President of the Com?
pany, and served upon him a trae copy
of the resolutions. The oommittee have
bad a friendly and fall oonferenoe with
the Prerident, with this result: It is im?
possible, from the books of the oom?
pany, or from the evidenoe in its posses?
sion, to trace with any absolute degree
of certainty the first mortgage bonds
which were surrendered; also, whiob
guaranteed bonds were accepted. Thia
may be ascertained by a long and labo?
rious examination of the books of the
Bank of the State, to which, before the
end of the war, the surrender was made,
and the books of the State Treasurer, tc
whom, after the war, parties who de?
sired the exchange were instructed tc
surrender their bonds; bat this informa?
tion cannot be had from the company.
The oommittee, therefore, report thc
amount of outstanding first mortgage
bonds, $241,000; the amount of guaran
teed bonds and certificates, $1,419,071
the amount of non-mortgage bonds
$195,500; the amount of second mort
gage bonds issued, und which have gout
oat of possession of tho company, ii
There is great reason to believe tba
very many of these wore fraudulently
obtained, und that many were issuec
without auy authority. Of those issued
there weru used in exchange and pay
mont of debts the amount of $97,000
on notes, as collaterals, $175,500; bondi
in the hands of H. H. Kimpton, ba
which aro ander control of tho company
$26,500; bonds sold in New York a fov
days ago, the liability of which is de
niod, $600,000; bonds which cannot bi
traoed, and used without any authority
$596,000; on hands of the compnu'
$5,000; total $1,500,000.
With regard to the second branch o
the resolution, the committee ulso con
ferred with President Magrath. While
ho had been giving maoh attention am
thought to the settlement of the ont
standing indebtedness of the company
he did not feel himself able to enter int
permanent negotiations until he has ha<
an opportunity of consultation with hi
board of directors. Indeed, until to
day, he had not had an opportunity o
knowing the wishes and views of th
bond-holders. He, however, declare
that he would be glad to receive sugges
tions as proposed from tho bond-hold
ers, and promises that such suggestion
or offers will reoeive the earliest atten
i tion of the directors.
It has been brought to the attention c
tho committee that, by an order issuei
yesterday, in a suit bro ugh t by the Stat
of Sooth Carolina against tho company
tho creditors are called on to establish
; their claims before a referee by a da,
fixed. This will afford full opportunit
j of testing the validity of the secon
mortgage bonds whioh are now out
Until this is done, no certain basis c
settlement can hardly bo reached. Th
committee respectfully recommend th
adoption of the following resolution.
CHARLES H. SIMONTON,
Resolved, That an exeoutive commit
tee of five bo appointed by tho meeting
who aro authorized to treat with th
Board of Directors of the Greenville
and Columbia Bailroad Company, .re?
specting the settlement of the dubts due
by tbe company.. That so soon as a basis
of settlement has been readied, it shall
be the duty of- the committee to adver?
tise ki two New York papers, one paper
in Augusta, one in Charleston, and one
in Columbia, and to calla meeting of the
bond-holders, and other creditors of tbe
oompany, in Columbia, twenty days
after such notice, to consider and aot on
the terms of settlement proposed.
After some discussion, tho meeting
adopted the resolution reported by the
13y direction of tho meeting, the fol?
lowing gentlemen compose the Execu?
tive Committee: W. B. Gulick, Colum?
bia, Chairman; H. Beattie, Greenville;
TboB. P. Brauch, Augusta; J. P. Beod,
Anderson; C. H. Simonton, Charleston.
On motiou, ordered, t hut these pro?
ceeding bo published in full in the Co?
Colonel Cotbran having been called to
tho chair, the thanks of tho meeting
woru unanimously tendered to the Chair?
man and Secretary, after which tho
meeting adjourned, subject to tho call of
the Executive Committee.
W. B. GULICK, Chairman.
JOHN D. CALDWELL, Secretary.
COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.-A synopsis
of bis forthcoming monthly report, fur?
nished by the Chief of tbe Bureau of
Statistics, contains information as mor?
tifying as it is interesting. During tbe
seven months ended January 31, 1872,
our imports of merchandise, specie and
bullion amounted iu round numbers to
S333.000.000, and our domestic exports
to S274.OUO.000. For the corresponding
period of 1870-71, the former amounted
to $279,000,000, and the latter to $275,
000.000. Thus the balance of trade
foots up S59,000,U00 against ns for the
more recent period as against $-1,000,OOO
only for the corresponding part Of the
previous year. In other words, the debit
balance bus been multiplied by fourteen
and a fraotion io twelve months. On
the other band, our exportations of the
precious metals in the form of specie
and bullion for the seven mouths ended
January 31, 1872, wero S21,000,000 in
excess of importations of the same,
while for a like period of 1870-71 the
excess of exportations over importations
was S35,000,000-a gain of $14,000,000.
But it is evident that this apparent in?
congruity between the relative inoome
and outgo of goods and money in the
two years wonld bo an impossible ano?
maly, even were we to exclude American
stocks. The corporation and Govern?
ment bonds sold or on sale in Europe
formed a basis of exobacge, whioh dis?
pensed with extensive movements of
precious metal. Vhis does not help onr
condition, however, for every bond sold
or hypothecated in Europe ia a mort?
gage upon American industry.
The value of the tonnage transported
in American vessels in the seven months
ended January 31, 1872, was, in round
numbers, $182,000,000; in foreign ves?
sels, $454,000,000. For tbe correspond?
ing period of 1870-71 the value of Ame?
rican tonnage was $183,000,000; foreign
tonnage, $395,000,000. Thus, for seven
mouths of 1871-72, seventy-one per cent,
of tbe value of onr foreign trade was
carried on in foreign vessel*, against
sixty-eight per cent, for the correspond?
ing portion of 1870-71, being a loss of
three per cent, in twelve months. Of
tho tonnage entered and cleared at Ame?
rican ports during the same months,
ended January 31, 1872, foreign vessels
had a preponderance over American of
upwards of 6,000,000 tons, as against
about 4,000,000 tons for the correspond?
ing period of 1870-71. That is, it would
require a full year's service of ten ocean
steamers of the largest class to transport
the overplus of tonnage on foreign as
contrasted with American bottoms.
Since our importations greatly exceed
our exportations, it may be readily sur?
mised that we pay heavier freights, inas?
much as ship-owners cannot rely on full
Those statistics show bow effectually
tho high tariffs which protect our indus?
tries from the outside world, also protect
thc outside world from our industries.
But tho saddest lesson they teach is that
tbe futal commercial policy of Radicalism
bas degraded us from "the first rank
among maritime nations to a position of
insignificance and dependence. In 18C0
our sea-going tonnuge afloat was equal
to that of all the nations of the world
combined, with one exoeption. Even
tho present eclipsed condition of our
merchant marine is not stationary, for
wo can behold it melting away month
by month with such uniform steadiness
as if it were obeying the decrees of Pro?
vidence. Yet there is not a more im?
portant interest in all the departments of
business and political economy.
[ Louisville Courier-Journal.
Tbe New York correspondent of tbe
Philadelphia Ledger says: "The news
from Charleston, that a Cuban privateer
is off that port, creates no surprise here,
where the circumstances of her fitting
ont are well known in certain circles.
The Cuban Junta, it is said, will have a
speoial meeting to reoeive Lieut. Chau
veaux, who is hourly expected with de?
spatches from tho vessel. The expecta?
tion seems to be that this privateer will
not only worry Spanish merchantmen on
tho coast of Cuba, but also irritate the
Spanish Government itself as to make it
deny our claim to the surrender of Dr.
Houard, and thns increase the chances
of war with the two countries, the result
of which (the Junta declare) would be
the independence of tho island."
A returned Australian found the baby
he left at home, a miss of fivo summers.
Ono day bo offended ber, and she fret?
fully exclaimed, "I wiall you had never
married into our family!"
A nogro woman, nt Barnwell C. H.,
killed ber baby, Thursday night, whioh
was ono week old, by lying on it while
?ho was asleep.
PLEASANT TBAVELINO BX THE WEATHER ;
PROBABILITIES.-A new and most sea
sonable uso may now be made of our
meteorological reports by all classes of <
travelers-health seekers, pleatmre-seek
ers and Bight-seers. Daring the present |
heated term a journey by rail between
our distant cities andr watoring-placcs 1
becomes no trifling thing, especially if '?
the traveler or tourist ij seeking health, |
or ?B accompanied by bis family. By a
little careful examination of the weather
reports it has become a very easy thing 1
for one to ascertain the weather for the '
day following his proposed departure; <
and ho may also ascertain into what kind
of weather a day'e journey will probably
take him. In winter it is almost tbe
universal desire of travelers to esoape 1
heavy storms and snow-drifts, which de- i
tain bis train, while the cold, biting ?
blasts, sweeping through bis Pullman,
gives bim the shivers. 1
But ut this season it should be the aim
v . tho traveler, desiring the maximum
of comfort and benefit from his journey,
to rido bebind tbe storm oloud, making
use of it a? a shield from tho blaze of
tho BUU, at the same time escaping the
dust which its rains have settled, and
enjoying tbe delicious Westerly breezes
that follow in the rear of the storm. It
does, unfortunately, happen that fre?
quently the locomotive will outstrip the
meteor, but even in this case many sum?
mer travelers may lay over for a few
hours, so as to retain the benefit of a
moist and cool road. But if we look to
tho journey from the Sontbern and
Western States to this city, along which
is now daily pouring the great caravan
of hoalth-seekers on their way to the
Northern watering places and resorts, it
is very easy for-them to obtain tbe
fullest advantage of the weather reports.
By leaving New Orleans, Memphis,
St. Louis or Chicago on the report of a
storm centre or low barometer in Kansas
and Nebraska, any traveler may almost
invariably ride under the oloud shelter
(which advances .blast ahead of the
storm) and reach his Northern or East?
ern destination before the storm over?
takes bim; or if be prefers to ride in the
ruin-storm, or yet just behind it, as we
have suggested, in its most refreshing
and dehciouB winds, be oan generally
take his choice, to bis great comfort and
improvement. It is only necessary to
pay attention to the telegrams or reports
of the signal office, which always give
the position, extent and probable move
I ment of the great storm-olouds whioh
are incessantly cressing our country from
West to East, varying in their breadth
j from 2,000 to 3,000 miles.
This ability of tbe weather bureau was
not looked for when it was first esta?
blished, but is certainly not the least of
its many beneficent and practical uses to
every class of citizens.
[Nevo York Herald.
UNJUST "PUNISHMENT.-The two freed?
men, Meadows and Johnson, are still in
jail at this place, notwithstanding an
order of tbe United States Court that
they .should be admitted to bail. Their
bail is anjd baa been ready ever since be?
fore their arrival here from the Charles?
ton jail, yet they are still in prison.
These prisoners were arrested for alleged
connection with the Ku Klux, on the
last day of Marah last, and have been in
prison ever since-part ot the time in
Columbia and part in Charleston.
Now, as to tbe secret of this unjust
confinement we think we know it. The
two negroes in question had the credit
of uniformly voting the Demooratio
ticket, thus exercising their new rights
as free citizens. As for their connection
with Ku Klui.^t is a base slander to
obarge that there was ever snoh an or?
ganization in the County. They should
be set at liberty. It is a disgrace to the
authorities having control of the matter
to keep tho said prisoners longer in con?
Since the above was pat in typo, a
letter has been banded to us, from which
wo make the following extract. The
letter is written from Newberry, and is
from undoubted authority, yet for rea?
sons unnecessary to be made known, we
withhold the author's name. This letter
fixes tho blame, in part, at least, for the
detention of the prisoners in question
nearer home than wo had anticipated.
The public will read and judge for them?
selves whether such oruelty should be
tolerated without the severest repre?
hension and punishment. When the
orders of a United States Judge and a
United States Commissioner are set aside
or ignored by a little tom-tit of a jailor,
it would 6eem that our condition ?B de?
plorable in tbe extreme. The following
is the extract:
"The Commissioner (Bankle) tells me
that he sent an order Saturday, a week
ago, to have the prisoners brought down
by Leahy, who was then at Laurens;
that Leahy presented the order to the
jailor, but he would not give up the
STORMS IN ABBEVILLE.-The Press
says: "A violent storm of wind and hail
visited the lower section of our County
on Saturday, doing much injury to tbe
crops, and inflicting serious injuries to
the family of Mr. David Dowtin, of that
section. On Saturday we were visited
with copious showers of much-needed
rain, which have revived farming opera?
tions. The rains have, we learn, been
very genoral, but some sections are still
dry. In the neighborhood of Lowndes
ville, especially, it is still very dry, and
the crops are Buffering."
A sohool-master asked a class of boys
the meaning of the word "appetite?"
After a short pause, ono little boy said,
"I know, sir; when I'm eating I'm hap?
py, and when I'm done I'm tight."
An agod colored man, named Jetus
Brown, fell down the steps of his house,
in Morris street, Charleston, on the
night of tho 19th, and was killed.
A Conncotiout colony that went to
KausaB a year ago and secured building
lots for two dollars a piece, havo sold
some of the same for $700 eaoh.
EiQo al Items.
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Orxr MATTEBS.-The price of single
copies of the PHCENIX is five cents.
Mr. J. S. Wiley requests us to say
that we were slightly in error, yesterday,
relative to the pure!.ase of the Laurens
Railroad. It was bought conjointly by
himself and Comptroller-General Neagle.
The present size of gentlemen's stone
deeve-buttons leads us to believe that
some ono has been unable to legitimately
Jit-pose of an enormous importation of
The carpets and furniture in the State
Capitol have been seriously injured by
the recent heavy falls of water throngh
the nntinned roof. A roof of cypress
shingles is now being put upon it.
The premium list of tho Darlington
Agricultural and Mechanical Fair Com?
pany is before us. The fair is to be
held at the fair grounds in Darlington,
commencing on the 30th October and
closing the 1st November, 1872.
We have been presented by Meesrs. J.
and T. J. Windborn with a ripe water?
melon, grown on their farm, without
the (aid of glass. This is the first spe?
cimen in the up-cemtry that we have
heard of. Who er.u beat it?
The following gentlemen were, on
Wednesday la?t, examined by the Medi?
cal Board at the South Carolina Uni?
versity, and licensed as druggists, apothe?
caries and pharmacueti8ts: B. S. Des
portes, Fairfield County; J. E. Dann,
Graniteville; J. B. Simpson, Anderson.
MessrB. E. E. Jackson, of Colombia; S.
F. Font, M. D., and A. Lucas, of New?
berry, were licensed by producing their
Dr. Alfred M. Folger has been ap?
pointed by Governor Scott a Trial Jas
tice for PiokeuB County.
Chief of Police Jackson has been,
for the past two days, diligently abating
the nuisances in the various wards in
the city, reported to him by the Board
We are indebted to the Committee of
the Preston Literary Society, of Wof
ford College, for a card of invitation to
their annual celebration, on Monday,
J one 24. The subject of debate is "Was
Coriolanus justifiable in waging war
against his country ?"
We are reliably informed that the
upper. portion of Dr. Wheeler's new
building, corner of Main and Plain
streets, will be occupied by Mr. T. M.
Pollock. Farther particulars hereafter.
A prominent dry goods establishment
will, doubtless, be located in the corner
An extra meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Sooth Carolina Monu?
ment Association will be held this (Sa?
turday) afternoon, at 6 o'olook, at the
residence of Mrs. J. S.Preston. A foll
attendance is requested, as business of
great importance will be brought before
Mr. E. E. Davis, on Plain street, near
the corner of Assembly, has jost received
a large number of fine water-melons
from the State of Lexington, which he is
selling low. Call and see him. *
COMMENCEMENT.-The Greenville and
Colombia Railroad and the Sooth Caro?
lina Railroad have courteously consented
to take passengers to and from Colombia
who may wish to attend the commence?
ment exercises at the University, next
week, for ona fare. The other railroads
will, doubtless, extend the same cour?
tesy. The commencement ball-the
first since 1860-comes off at the Nick
orson House Hall, on Friday evening
next, and promises to be a brilliant af?
fair. In days of lang syne, the occasion
was a most pleasing one, when the
wealth, the beauty, the grace, the wit
and the culturo of the State oombined to
honor fair Terpsichore. We are glad to
see it revived, and doubt not that there
will be a large attendance.
PncENixiANA.-An honest employment
is the best inheritance that can fall to
In a suit against B. F. Butler, now
pending in New York, a witness testified
that Butler had said to him that if he
would make his recollection agree with
bis, (Baller's,) it would be considerably
to the witnesses' advantage. Nobody
will be surprised at the statement, and it
will not hort Butler.
Why should all Christian people drink
lager? Because it fills them with grave
thoughts of their own bier.
One of the whirligigs of the time
The cordial reception of an English band
in Boston on the anniversary of the bat?
tle of Banker Hill.
Despite all tho efforts of political eco?
nomists to reoonoile capital and labor,
carrent events show that there is a
"striking difference" between them.
He that calls a man ungrateful, sums
ap all the evil that a man can bo guilty
of. _ _
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
John D. Smith-Wood.