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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Wednesday M ominar. July IO, 1872.
I Orr'? Policy.
Judge Orr, in hie reoent interview with
the correspondent ot the Charleston
Neva, defines his position plainly, and
with commendable oaodor declares his
parposes and proposed plan of opera?
tions. He takes issue squarely with
Scott, Parker, Moses <& Co., and the
present administration generally, and
demands a reformation iu our ruinously
j corrupt Qovornmout. In simply pro?
fessing a desire for reform and for the
selection of honest and competent men
for oifloe, Judge Orr does no more than
the most consummate Booundrel who
olaims to boa Republican. Scott, Moses,
Parker, or any other of the present
offloials whom we have reason to believe
have dipped their hands deepest into
the corruptions and frauds of the last
four years, will be crying now lustily for
reform. Not a member of the last infa?
m?os General Assembly will there be
found who does not prate as glibly about
honesty as if he had never stolen a dollar
or perpetrated the pettiest fraud. The
difference fd intelligent people is, that
they oan trust Orr's sincerity. He
has never participated in any of their
rascalities, nor excused or extenuated
thora, except in supporting the Scott
party in 1870. He has never held a
public position the duties of which be
has not performed with credit to himself
and the complete satisfaction of the
people, so far, at least, as bis integrity
and ability are concerned.
There ia nothing, then, absurdly in?
consistent between his precept and his
example when he preaches reform, as
there is when we hear the same senti?
ments expressed by Scott, Moses, Non
gle, or ihoBo of their ilk. But the diffi?
culty is in the uneducated and ignorant
colored people being able thus to discri?
minate between the true and the false.
The great moises of them whose votes
determine the resultB of our elections
live upon the plantations and farms in
the backwoods,- and, being unable tq
read the newspapers, or to gain informa?
tion otherwise, know nothing of the con?
duct of their representatives, exoept
what tho latter themselves may tell them.
They have a sort of general idea that
things have not worked well, and that
there hos been an acknowledged want of
honesty in the administration of public
affairs; but as to who are the gnilty par?
ties, they have very ornde and erroneous
notions, and are ready to be swayed in
any direction their wily demagogues
A significant instance of this credulity
and ignorance of thc colored people waa
famished at a mass meeting lately held
at Calhoun's Mills, in Abbeville County.
There were, it is reported, about 1,000
colored people present. They are in
that -section woll-to-do, and above the
average of their race., in intelligence.
We fiad that" they adopted resolutions
demanding only honest and capable Re?
publicans for office, and immediately
thereafter declared with one aooord that
F. J. Moser,, Jr., the Speaker of the
preseot House of Representatives, and
one of the ohief leaders in the most cor?
rupt Legislature which ever disgraced
any State, as their choice for Governor,
So it will prove in other communities.
The leaders and men of influence among
the oolored people are few in number,
and nearly all unscrupulous carpet-bag
gers or scalawags, or colored men whos(
weak moral sense has been utterly de
bauchod by contact with their whit*
Orr's work of reform, then, will no
be easy, nor its success by any mourn
certain, Bat he is a tower of strengt!
in himself- throughout all the uppe
Counties, and being backed by Oran
and the Republican party aft Washing
ton, and assisted, as he certainly will be
by every honest Republican in the Stute
and by many who are not honest, bu
desire to present that appearance, hi
cause is not;? hopeless, one. One thing
though, ho will be disappointed in, it hi
expects it, and that is theft any notioea
ble part of the Conservativo white peo
pie ot this State will bring themselves fe
declare for Grant They will sustain
by their votes and by their voices, if i
be thought; advisable, any moderate!,
good Republican as against a worso marj
but they cannot, and should not, saori
flos every'sentiment of self-respect an
truth in their natures? and suppori
even for the sake Of local reform, a ma
whom they believe to be unfit for hi
position and dangerous to the life of tb
Viewing th? matter from the low lo vi
of expediency; alone, and laying asid
all sentiment oed honest political coi
viotion, it would, ip our judgment, I:
an unwise thing for the white people <
tho State to declare for Grant and repi
diate the honest old farmer of Ohappi
qua. The probabilities are all vastly in
favor of the election of the latter, and
in ease he defeater Grant; in what an
enviable condition would our people be
when they would find that they had
reaped only failure for their aot of shame
A SLANDERER OF THE SOUTH SILENCED.
The New York UHmes, owned and edited
by Englishmen, is now the Administra?
tion organ in that oity, and to earn its
bread and batter is constantly harping
on the old string of Northern prejudice
against the South, and reviving stereo?
typed slanders, which, nineo the war,
have constituted the chief capital of her
enemies and oppressors.
The other day, it attempted to read a
lecture lo the Sooth, in order to brow*
beat that refractory section into the sup?
port of Grant, on penalty of further dis
fianehisement and despotism.
That staunch Southern sympathizer,
the Weekly Nexos-Ben. Wood's paper
of the same oity, which, in the days that
tried men's souls, steadily stood up for
State and Southern rights, unawed by
threats, and aoterrified by Fort La*
Fayette, thus rebukes the officious or?
ganist, and pays a passing tribute to
Georgia, in illustration of the truth of
its assertion in refutation of the slan?
Speaking of the South, the Times had
"Industry is sluggish; trade creeps
from point to point; manufacturers are
feeble and few; agriculture clamsy and
monotone! The fault is theirs, and arises
from social lawlessness and threats ol
To strengthen his first point, he vo?
lunteers the information that
"In the palmiest days of slavery thc
industry of thnt part of the country wac
professedly maintained by money draws
Quoting and commenting on these
silly statements, the News makes th.ii
crashing rejoinder, the force and trutl
of which oar readers will recoguize anc
I "If oar British pedagogue knew any
thing of the South in its ante bellum aon
I ditton, he would have known that it die
i not then need foreign capital, and tba
I "the industry of that part of the coan
' try was maintained" by the agricultura
produots of slave labor, which oonsti
tuted so large a proportion of the ex
ports of the United States, bringinj
baok foreign gold and ezohonge in-re
turn for her rice, sugar; cotton and' tc
bacco, and making money more ' aban
dant in the South, in proportion to it
population, than in any other part o
"John Thomas does know, br shoal
know, if he does not, that even unde
all the terrible impediments to progrec
and reconstruction thrown in their pat
by its patron and master. Gen. Gran
sud his military satraps, followed by tht
swarm of loousts, 'the thieving carpel
buggers,' ?eno?sedd by that honest ol
Republican, Horaiie Greeley, the Soul
has nevertheless done wonders in repai
ing the ravages of war and rebuilding i
lost fortunes. Had its people been pe
mitted to 'keep their hard-earned gain
and not been robbed of them by tl
thieves who have legislated, under pr
teotion by bayonets and outcries <
loyalty, for that end alone-the Soul
to-day would be prosperous and happ;
and until 'a new order of things'
established there, it never oan be eithc
Ia some portions of the South tbe ic
provement and progress io all partie
lars in which oar Britoa declares it
have retrograded since tbe war, ha'
been most remarkable.
"Let ?ny man viait Atlanta or Sava
nab, in Georgia, and he will rec(ogai:
tbe troth of this statement, and marv
at the real progress making in those ti
oities-types of tho same progress ma
ing elsewhere where the iron heel
martial law and Grant's reconstruct
have not paralyzed enterprise and e
orgy, or these foul harpies-the carp?
baggers-have not eaten up the fatnt
of tbO land'. Anti it is these tw
blessings, the progeny of Grantisi
martial law" pud c?rpet-bugism, whl
thia British minion of the Bastard .ft
poleon, who smokes and conspires at t
White Hoase with his marshals, seeks
perpetuate es tho sole conditions
Southern prosperity. May God in I
mercy avert such a visitation on
There is both troth and manliness
this vindication, and it augurs well
the "good time coming," when North?
journals speak so plainly and so ford'
in defence o! our section and State.
Work on this end of the Port Bo
Railroad is progressing rapidly. 7
understand that the track viii Boon
laid from this oity to the Savant
Biver. Operations are also progress
with great rapidity upon the other <
of the Port Boyal Railroad. ?Wo lei
that the line will be completed: to All
dale, in Aiken County, by the middle
latter part o? this week. If nothing
toward prevents the completion of i
bridge across the Savannah, it will
be long before the exoarsion trip
Beaufort will take place,
i I Augusta GJironiclt
Daring the storm of Saturday,
lightning struck the building on Bi
1 land avenue, Aiken, oeba pied as au ol
by Dr. A. Coffin, slightly damaging
, Later in the evening it struck the Hi
i land Park Hotel, bat did no demi
This makes the fifth time lightning
struck at some point in Aiken within
' [ past week.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Joly 9, 1872.
MESSES. EDITORS: Please give the fol?
lowing room in your columna to refute
the charge against the County Commie
Bioners oontained in the looal column of
the Union, ot this date, ooncerniog the
security of the County jail.
The Union, with its usual faoility in
misrepresenting, oherges, indirectly?
that the County Commissioners are re?
sponsible, that proper men shonld be
kept in charge of the jail, and that the
jail itself should be kept iu proper con?
dition by them. Tho sheriff is the jailor
of the County, and he alone is responsi?
ble for the safe-keeping of the prisoners
ia his charge; should he doem it fit to
put irresponsible parties in charge
thereof, he is liable. Tho Commissioners
have nothing whatever to do with that.
In regard to the security of the build?
ing, the BherifT has had all done in the
way of repairs to the jail that he de
sited or requested; and ho has denied to
me that he bas made complaint thereof.
The Union mentions thu escape of
several prisoners recently, and from the
drift of the article, leaves the people to
suppose that insecurity in the building
was the cause of the escape, when it ia
notoriously known that the prisoners
made a rush on tho jailor, when ho un?
looked the door of the gallery enclosing
the cells. No jail is safe against pri?
soners if the sheriff or jailor allows them
tools aud time to work in. There is no
bank vault even safe against cracksmen
if they have time to work in. And as to
the grand jury inquiring into the matter,
the County Commissioners are always
willing and ready to court their closest
scrutiny. Very respectfully, your obe?
dient servant, J. H. BRYANT.
S. ADAMS LEE, THE YANKEE SWINDLED.
The following communication, dated
Columbus, Qa., July 4, we clip from the
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel:
I see in your issue of the 2d a state?
ment that Captain Lee, a cousin of our
beloved General R. E. Lee, is to deliver
a lecture on Hampton Roads, in this
May I request you to publish this
swindler and scoundrel, as an aet of jus?
tice to the gentlemen who were officers
in the late Confederate States navy?
There never was but one Captain Lee,
and his name was S. S. Lee, a brother
of the late Gen. Lee. This scoundrel's
name is S. Adams Lee. He is from
j Washington, Pa., and is the son of a
minister of that place. This swindler
was Bhown up in Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
last summer, by General (Justis Lee, as
an impostor. lu February, this year,
S. Adams Lee was shown up in his true
obaracter by General John C. Breokin
ridge, in Frankfort, Ky. He never was
on board of the Merrimac or any other
Confederate ship. He might have seen
her from the Federal lines. Said im?
postor served in the Federal ar my,, and
lost his left foot. He is now traveling
with a forged letter, purporting to be
from the Hon. Jefferson Davis, stating
that he is from Virginia.
While he was the guest of Gen. Jcel
A. Battle, of Nashville, Tenn., and
before he was shown up by tho papers
ia Murfreesboro and Nashville, be so
lieiied subscriptions for the Orphans'
Home, at Talladega, Ala. Of coarse he
pat the proceeds' in his own pocket.
After this he traveled through Missouri
and lectured for the Lee monument
i. e. bia own pocket. He next turned
up in Frankfort, Ky., Lexington, Ver?
sailles, ?fco. At Versailles he was folly
exposed by Lieutenant W. H. Craig,
who served on board of the Merrimac
HS an officer in the late Confederate
navy. I will, give you the names of the
Lee family who held commissions in the
Confederate States navy: Captain S. S.
Lue, in charge of office of orders and
detail; Lieutenant Sidney S. Lee, Jr.,
naval station, Wilmington, N. C.; end
midshipmen D. M. Lee and W. A. Lee.
I take the liberty cf requesting you to
publish tba Yankee impostor asan not of
justice to those who served the lost
cause. JOHN C. BRAIN,
1st Lieut. Com'dg C. S. Navy.
The mosquito crop in New Jersey this
season far surpasses the yield of any pre?
vious year within the memory of the
oldest inhabitant. The inhabitants eat
mosquitoes with their food, imbibe em
bryonio mosquitoes with their drink,
inhale just-fledged mosquitoes with every
breath of air. To the stranger within
New Jersey's gates, these insects are pe?
culiarly irritating, for as much as their
occasional sips of the native Jerseymao's
blood, while not sufficiently palatable to
induce them to make a fall meal, yet fur?
nish them with enough "forty-rod" ap?
ple-jack to render them utterly reckless
in their assault apon more succulent
A party of young bloods from Lexing?
ton, while on a visit to St. Louis at the
Stengerfest, a few days ago, were ar?
rested l>y some pretended policemen aod
carried to a pretended station-house on
the charge of bearing concealed weapons.
Here their arms were taken from them,
and they were required to deposit
twenty-five dollars in ooah ave security
for their appearance next morning.
They appeared, bat their acousors did
not; and they awoke from their unhap?
py dream to fiad that they were good
law-abiding meo-minus, however, their
pistols oiod their greenbacks.
Rev. Peter Cartwright, the famous oc?
togenarian Methodist clergyman, has
been adjudged iaaopable of managing
his owo affairs, and his son has been ap?
The troops sent to Pickens Couuty, to
try to arrest the marderers of Deputy
Doited States Marah al Mitohel, did not
sjcoeed in finding them.
At Long Branch old John Harper
sleeps, eats, aod in faot, lives in Long*
A GRANT ORGAN THREATENS A BOLT.
Many of our political th in kora ia this
State are busily aod anxiously eugaged
at the present time, suggesting plans
aod establishing organizations to seoare
the election of certain favorites whom
they intend to put forward as honest and
capable men for State and County of?
fices in the coming campaign. From
the drift of their thoughts and move
meats, the opinion is fast gaining ground
with the people that, like Arkansas,
Louisiana, and other Southern States,
we aro to have two Republican factions
or parties iu the field.
In duo course of time a Convention
will be held at Columbia to nominate
candidates for State ollicers, ut which it
is supposed the Republican party of
South Carolina will'' bo well and truly
represented. Now, the question is asked
by many, why not send men to this Con?
vention who will givo us a good ticket
thut every honest voter can support,
and, therefore, cut oil at once thu neces?
sity of placing another Republican ticket
in the field? The answer to this ques?
tion is the old story: "There will be
fraud in the Convention, and delegates
cent from the people will be excluded by
pertain ring-masters iu Columbia."
We have conversed with many good
meu on the subject, who firmly believe
that the State Convention will be ma?
naged by Scott, Moses und Neagle, who,
it is asserted, will see that none but their
own satellites are admitted as delegates.
If this view of tho situation ?B oorrect,
and Soott & Co. should attempt to stifle
the voice of the people, and refuse ad?
mission to legally elected delegations, BB
was the case with the Charleston delega?
tion two years ago, the people could not,
and we believe would not, support no?
minations made ia such aa unfair and
very irregular manner. A ticket thus
put forth would be a great imposition
on the people's rights, aud would invoke
the earnest opposition and condemna?
tion of every honest mau iu the Stute.
If the will of thu people should be de?
feated iu the selection of candidates,
and dangerous demagogues be nomi?
nated through the agency of corrupt
fuctions, every sensible voter in the State
would then unite, repudiate the action
of the Convention, aud scad its nomi?
nees to political perdition.
We, therefore, earnestly advise the
gentlemen who control tho regular Re?
publican party machinery in this State
to be very careful and place uo obstacles
in the way of au houest and free expres?
sion of the people's will, or they may
have a genuine Republican ticket to fight
which will reuder their expected victory
a sore defeat. Party machinery and
party tactics may be successful in mak?
ing nominations, but it is for the people
who do tho voting to say whether nomi?
nees shall be elected or not. Wo have
faith in the honesty and good sense of
the people, and know they can no longor
be misled. In every County in the State
there are large numbers of voters who
aro determined to support rasoality no
longer, even if it have the endorsement
of "regularity." It would be well for
those who expect to manipulate the Con?
vention to consider whether it would be
politic to drive these into revolt, and
thus deprive themselves bf all chances of
THE TWELFTH OF JOLY.-The Orange
mea have resolved to indulge in another
procession in this oity. and on . the 12th
of July we may anticipate another mob
and more bloodshed-an experience
similar to that provided for us last year
by this amiable society. We have a sus
picion that very few members of these
Orango lodges are American citizens
perhaps not one of them enjoys that dis?
tinguished honor. If not, what are we
to think of their assurance in putting us,
as an American community, to so much
expense in lifo and money in order to
accommodate them-and with what? A
parade commemorative of the success of
once belonging to a throne for which
Americans have no reason to feel an
especial a Hoc ti on? If these Orangemen
aro naturalized citizeas, why do they not
manifest a-proper respect for their citi?
zenship-a proper self-denial, if you
choose-by refusing to aid in promoting
a popular disturbance merely to gratify
their super-loyal zeal in behalf of Bri?
Wo have no word of encouragement
for the Irish Roman Catholics who fancy
that a parade of this kind justifies them
ia acts of violcat aggression, perhaps of
murder. They are just as culpable as
their opponents iu their disposition to
drench our thoroughfares with blood.
They compel ns to order out the military
to maintain the public peace, because,
forsooth, they have chosen to bring
with them, across the Atlantic, a bitter
fued which has filled their native land
with so much poverty and so much ca?
lamity! Why coald they not leave their
implacable nonsense at nome, where, if
anywhere, it really belongs? Why
should they bring hither, because we
open to them a national sanctuary, the
elements of such a publio disorder as a
speoimen of their gratitude for our hos?
pitality?-New York Sunday Times.
A WORSE THAN FIENDISH OOTIIAOE.
Two butchers, of Royalton, a small vil?
lage near Cleveland, Ohio, having a
grudge against a farmer, named Sohweit
zer, who lived in Parma township, weut
to Schweitzer's house, and finding no
one at home but his grand-daughter, a
little child, nine years old, they soized
the child and poured coal oil on ber
clothes and set them on fire. She was
burned so badly that she died in a few
hours. Before death she told the names
of the fiends who committed the terrible
HENRY SEABROOK, ESQ.-This geutle
mun, well-known in oar oity, died yester?
day, after a long and painful illness.
He was the partner of Hon. Jas. B.
Campbell in the practice of the law, and
was, daring his life, held in high estima?
tion by a large circle of friends and ac
quaintanccs.-Charleston Courier, 9th.
THE DEATH BA^E IN PHILADELPHIA,
AND NEW YORK.-Tbe doutha in Phila?
delphia, for the week euding Saturday,
were 7 GI, be? og an in crease of 860 over
Inst week, and of 393 over the same week
last year. One-half of the deaths were
of children under one year. The num?
ber of small-pox deaths was 10, being n
decrease from la9t week of 9.
The deaths in New York during the
week, amounted to 1,569, the lurgest
death-roll of any week in thu history of
the city. There were 1,348 deaths in
aix days, and 33 from sunstroke on Fri?
The total Dumber of deaths in Lon?
don, for the week ending June 20th, was
but 1,207. Thus, though London has
3,500,000 population und New York less
than 1,000,000, the deaths in New York
exceed those of the great English me?
TUE SADDEST YET.-The death of
Hugh McGuire, on Thursday night, at
his resideuce, 96 North Sixth street,
Williamsburg, was surrounded with tra?
gic incidents. The unfortunate man
seemed to be in good health in the morn?
ing, and in the afternoon attended tho
funeral of ono of his children at Calvary
Cemetery. During his absence bis re?
maining child died, and this affliction,
I in conjunctim with the extreme heat, so
preyed upon bis mind, that he became
frantic with grief. His own death fol
owed in less than two hours. His
wife has also taken sick, and her death
id momentarily expected.
I New York Star.
"My dearest uncle," says a humorous
writer, "was the most polite man in the
world. He was making a voyage on the
Danube, and tbe boat sunk. My uncle
wus just on tho point of drowning. He
got bis head ahove water onoe, took off
his hat and said: 'Ladies and gentlemen,
will you please escnset me!' and down he
DEATH FROM FRIGHT.-During a severe
thunder storm Thursday night, Mrs.
Peter Scheidt, a German woman, resid?
ing in Philadelphia, died from apoplexy,
I superinduced by great fright. She was
kneeling and praying nt the time of her
A man incarcerated in the Toomba,
has been figuring in chalk on the walls
of his cell. It reads: "In New York
City, the spires of 312 churches, worth
841,130,000, point heavenward. I'm
here for stealing a loaf of bread for my
The saw mill of Mr. John Pementer,
located at Montmorenci, Aiken County,
was destroyed by fire on Wednesday
light. The mill had but recently been
finished, and proves a heavy loss to Mr.
M. Theirs has broken out again with
the resignation fever. It is the army
bill that troubled him this time. The
poor old man is as unfortunate in his
temper as in his tactics.
A. S. Wallace, C. C. Puffer, J. J. Pat?
terson and Judge T. J. Mackey, are re?
garded the most prominent candidates of
tba Radicals for Congross from thc
Fourth Congressional District.
Pere Hyacinthe does not believe in the
oelibaoy of the clergy, and for the best of
reasons. He has fallen in love with the
only daughter of a Bavarian nobleman.
Who ever knew of a lover who believed
Boss Calhoun, a faithful and valued
servant of the Calhoun family, died at
Gen. Hagood's plantation, Abbeville
County, on Wednesday last, at the ad?
vanced age of 114 years and five months.
Byas and Jamison, two of the mouthi?
est members of the lost Oeneral Assem?
bly, are candidates for the Orangeburg
The Cincinnati minister who was
hatcheted for kissing a fair parishioner,
will recover. It is paying pretty dear
for a kiss, but it might have cost more.
A snake bit a man in Atlanta, Ga., and
then immediately bit itself. The man is
living at last accounts, but the snake ex?
A boy was recently killed in New Or?
leans, by being struck in the abdomen
by a base ball.
An absconding Radical sherxT in
Texas wan recently pursued, captured
and reinstated in chico.
A border ruffian of a postmaster out
West cancels letter stamps with bis boot
Horace Greeley has no cottage by the
Wanted to Rent.
A COTTAGE HOUSE, near the busi?
ness part of tho city. Apply at this
bulee. '_Joly 7
THE Barbecue, Ohioken Fight and Shoot?
ing Match, which waa to take place at
Whitlock's Hills, on Friday, tho Tilth, has
been poatponed to FRIDAY, the 19ib, at
whiob time a big orowd and lots of fun may
beexpeoted. W. M. L. WILSON.
j Phoenix Hook and Ladder Company.
ASPECIAL meeting of the Company will
be held at the Hall, THIS (Wednesday)
EVENING, at 8 o'clock. A punotual attend?
ance is requested. By order of tho Presi?
dent. D. GOODMAN, Secretary.
Illustrated Maps of Columbia,
WITH FRAMES of all kinds,
600 new STEREOSCOPIC VIEW8
Southern, Europoau and California. Also,
A new lot of CROQUET, at rcducod prices.
For aale at R. L. Blt Y AN'8
Fall Turnip heed.
Lang'*? Improved Buta Baga, j }
Robson's Improved Ruta Baga, ..' ?
Large White Norfolk,
Large Whito Globe. HOPE St GYLES.
1i\C\f\ BUSHELS CORN.
.UUU 100 barr?le FLOUR,
Which we offer at a heavy decline. Il must be
sold. L?RICK St LOWRANCE.
Orrv MATTERS.--The prioe of single
copies of tho PHCKNIX is five cents.
Wo had tho pleasure of seeing a plea?
sant and familiar face in oar office yester?
day-that of "Yours, truly, John A.
We are in receipt of the Southern Farm
and Home, published at Memphis, Tenn.,
by Boyle & Chapman.
Notwithstanding the immense quanti?
ties of melons in market, they command
very high prices. Peaches command a
Governor Scott has pardoned Jake
Williams, from Darlington Connty, con?
fined in the State Penitentiary for lar?
The hot weather han produced parasol
thieves in this city.
We have received the American Farm?
er's Advocate, devoted to the interests
represented in the National Agricultural
Congress, published at Jackson, Tenn.
A select State Council of the IS O. D.
13., a secret political league, has been or
gan i zed in Columbia. George A. Rich?
mond is Select State Preceptor and Niles
G. Parker Select State Treasurer.
Quitting advertising in dull times is
like tearing oat a dam because the water
is low. Either plan will prevent good
times from ever coming.
Maj. J. C. Winder, the very efficient
Superintendent of the Wilmington, Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad, has re?
signed that position, to take effect on the
15th inst. The road will lose a valuable
and faithful officer, and que who has dis?
charged, most zealonaly, tho responsible
duties of bis position to the best of a by
no means ordinary ability. We also un?
derstand that the office of Superintend?
ent of the Sooth Carolina Railroad has
been extended Maj. Winder, but that he
ie uncertain, as yet, as to whether he will
accept the position.
Governor Soott has appointed A. F.
Browning a Trial Justice for Orange
burg Connty, vice A. B. Knowlton, re?
signed; and Jae. F. Harting Auditor for
Tho thermometer at the Pollock House
recorded as follows yesterday:*7 A. M.,
75; 12 M., 87; 2 P. M., 85; 7 P. M., 80.
A single stroke of the city bell, yester?
day afternoon, caused the steamers to"be
fired ap, thus displaying the ever prompt
response of our firemen to the alarm of
The Palmettoes bad their steamer at
work, yesterday afternoon, at the corner
of Main and Blending street?.
The following is the programme of
music by the baud of the 18th United
States Infantry, at the garrison parade
ground, this afternoon, at 5 o'clock:
Peace Jubilee March-Schacht.
Song and Waltz-Wellman.
Selection La Periohole-Offenbach.
Storm King Galop--Mcskcw.
INQUEST.-Coroner Coleman ended the
inquest upon the body of Margaret
I Ellet, colored, who died on Sunday
I afternoon lost, in the City Hospital, from
the effects of blows received upon the
head in May lost, at the hands of
Margaret Broome, colored. Several
witnesses were examined, and after a
?post mortem examination by Dr. T. N.
Roberts, the jury rendered a verdict in
accordance with the abovo facts.
OUR AGENTS IN CHART-EBTON.-The
advertising agency of Messrs. Walker,
Evans & Cogswell, represented by Ros?
well T. Logan, Esq., is the only author?
ized agency for this poper in Charleston.
MAH. ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 2.80 P. M.; closes 12.00
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.00 A. M.; closes 6.15
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western opens
land closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington opens
12.30 P. M.; closes 11.30 A. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
have established the fact that some
plante are as sensitive to the influence of
ohloroform as animals.
An Ohio hen defies the provisions
of the Ku Klux Aol by destroying all
her black chickens os soon as they are
The fees of a Wyoming paper for
marriage notices are as high "as the
eoataoy and liberality of the bride?
groom will permit." _
HOTEL AnnrvALs, July 9, 1872.-Nickerson
i nouse-3 A Sadler, Charlotte; J 8 Bhuck,
Aiken: B T West, Charleston: M J Bujao,
Philadelphia; B 0 Wright, Virginia; J A
' Watson, SC: J BChatham, Helena.
Columbia Hotel-VI M Nioholson, Cheater; O
8mith, Marion; E W M Maokey, W Dudley, B
W Butler, W A Bradley, Oharlestlb; J W Cri
der, 8 MoOriokard, Va; DL Fiilyan, Wilming?
ton: PD Bush, Greenville; JP Pool, New?
berry; W B Wells, Yorkville.
LIST OF Nsw ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. L. Bryan-Maps, &o.
Pheonix Hook and Ladder Company.
Wells & Caldwell-Notioe.
Hope & Gyjes-Turnip Seed.
W. M. L. Wilson-Barbeoue.