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COLUMBIA, S. C. j
Friday Xe m m sr, August 16, 1875?,
For President of the United States.
?ORACB OREEL,KY', of New York.
B. GRATZ ?KOWW, or MUioarl.
H?ge Hastens io Explain.
Mr. S. L. H?ge bas sont as a note,
which will be found published elsewhere
in our columna, explaining, to Borne ex?
tent, the appearance of his name among
the list of happy reoipients of executive
bounty in his generous distribution of
*'armed force" favors. Mr. H?ge ac
knowle? jes that he received money from
Gov. Scott from a draft given him upon
the armed force appropriation, and that
the amount, as stated in the list pub?
lished by us yesterday-?1,000-is cor?
rect. His only cause of quarrel seems
to be that the mimes of Messrs. Pope &
Haskell, whom he alleges to huvo re?
ceived fees from the.Governor, were not
also published. AU we have to say about
that is that we neither added nor sup?
pressed any name nr names, but the list
was published just as we received it from
a careful hand, who copied it from the
records. If the names of Messrs. Pope
& Haskell, or of any other persons, no
matter what their politics may be, had
appeared upon the records, we should
have published them without hesitation.
'Whether Messrs. Pope & Haskell have
or have not received a fee from Gov.
Scott, or some other State official, for
legal services rendered, we have no
knowledge. They surely deserve a foe,
aud a very handsome oue. They huvo
really rendered valuable service to the
'?tate, bj bursting the bond scrip bal
. loon and saving to this devoted State up?
wards of 32,000,000, about to "go np"
-What Mr. H?ge has done of value to
the State does not so readily appear, and
he does not deign even to attempt to
show. We think Mr. H?ge might cer?
tainly, when he bas condescended to ex?
plain at all, have informed the publio of
the nature of these legal services for
which $1,000 of the people's money was
paid him. That amount would keep two
ii rat claps public schools open the entire
year-a thing unseen so far in this Stato;
or it would assist very materially in fur
Dishing bread and meat to the poor lu?
natics, who aro kept in imminent peril
from starvation. We hope Mr. H?ge
will reply more fully, not only for hit
own sake-about which, however, wt
are not particularly solicitous-but alar,
for the satisfaction of the public, whicl
-interests us moro. That H. K. Scot!
has def randed the State is very clear; foi
whatever may have been the nature o
Mr. Hoge's professional services, tbei
could certainly form no proper item o
expense in tho organization or equip
meut of au armed force. Mr. Hoge'i
profession is law, not arms. What wi
should like particularly to know of Mr
H?ge is, whether bis professional ser
vices were employed in the impeaob
tuent case by the Governor.
B. B. Elliott, at the time and still i
member of Congress, is the generali;
accredited attorney of his Excellency ii
the impeachment case-if that may b
-called a case-which was staved off b;
We bad never heard or suspected be
foro that Mr. H?ge was associated wit!
Mr. Elliott in the business. The latte
received $10,500 from the armed fora
We presume that he, too, can, wit
much truth, say that the money aeon
dited to him was a fee for professiont
?services. Quite a handsome fee, too, bj
the-way, for a case which never eve
came up for trial. $10,500 is a goo
year'e profit for the best legal talent i
the State. We should be glad to bec
from Mr. Elliott OD this subject. B
had a right, of course, to receive a ft
?rom H. E. Scott, and it was DO matte
of his where or how Scott drew tl
money. But ho owes it to his oonstiti
ency, of which we are an humble par
to explain. There is a dark or whil
spot, whichever would show best, ia h
escutcheon here, whiohit may bo uenef
oial for bim to wipe off if he can. Tl
columns of the PHCEKIX are opea to hin
We aro ourious, too, to know whi
claim F. J. Moses, Jr., had upon tl
armed force fuud, allowing that tbei
can properly be any such fund under
joint resolution which expired by its on
limitation two years since. Perhaps h
too, can truthfully say that tho $11,01
paid bim was for professional service
We believe that it was his professio
being that of Speaker of the House
Representatives beforo which the resol
tion of impeachment was to bo brough
And Mooney, that myth of mooi
nhirio, who seems to havo had such
strange fancy for things material, \
wonder what kiud of services were hi
which the Governor appreciated at $2E
545. Some spirit, he must have bee
?ailed up from tho vasty deep by II
Scott, to aid tho "armed force" in thc
i unequal contest with the spectral squad?
rons of the Ku Klux Klan.
And Leggett and W?BOU, who received
between them $23,100 from the State
Treasury, will uot his Excellency toll the
people of "our beloved State" who these
valuable servnutB are, who have been
worthy of such priucely remuneration at
his hands? l?o certainly ought to know
the gentlemen, if such thoy be, and if
they be uot, what they be, for he signed
the drafts in their favor.
Last, but not least, we should like to
know by what authority Lowia Merrill,
a Major iu the United States army, was
paid $500 from tho Treasury of tho
State of South Carolina. Will the gal
laut Major explain?
POLITICAL. JOTTINGS.-Senator Doolit?
tle, tho effort of whose lifo has been to
contradict his name-aa ho is tho busi?
est and most activo man to bo found iu
the field-opened the political campaign
in the First District of Maino ou Satur?
day evening, addressing an immense
gathering of tho Democracy and Liber?
al Republicans on tho issuo of the pre?
sent day iu the city of Biddoford. A
mass meeting was held in the open air,
no hall in tho city being available for the
The leading Jewish paper* in this
oountry, tho Israelite, has come out for
The latest bulletin of the movements
of tho great American traveler and
sportsman, U.S. Grant, shows that on
Saturday last, he was at Alexandria Bay,
stopping ut the residence of Mr. Pull?
man, und that ou the same memorable
day, in company with Gen. Sheridan,
he went fishing and "caught a fine lot ol
fish." This will be intensely gratifying
intelligence to tho American peuple
He had better do as much fishing now
at the public expense as he possibly can,
as after tho 4th of next March he will
have to "go on his own hook," and lug
at his owu "line, if it hikes him all sum
"WE'LL Hum, TUB THIEVING CREW,'
ETC.-The following is an extract fron
a letter received by a gentlomau in thii
city from a friend in Connecticut, uudei
date of the 10th instant, and is publisher
at his (the receiver's) request:
Our friend Selby is battling manfulh
with his ponderous power from thi
"ashes" in defence of the righto of th<
people of his State, and upon the Bub
ject of arithmetic, as applied to tin
finances of South Carolina, has alread;
smashed his competitor "across th
way" finer than bug-dust. The Unio
has t iken a big job of it-bas attemptei
to tout Parker, Kimpton & Co., int
smooth water. There is a tornado n
hand, which will seud the whole tribe t
Davy Jones' looker. Tell Selby to kee;
up bia fire, day-light will come-the da
of reckoning and retribution is at hand
Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys ar
marching-not in battle array, but t
clasp bunds of friendship across th
"bloody chasm," which should hav
been dosed long sinoe. We are con
ing to meet you, with the olive brano
ic one hand and a bunoh of mint in th
other-knowing full well that your gem
rosity, which is proverbial, would insui
the necessary quantity of exileront 1
consume the mint; this, then, stirred u
with the stem of tho olive branch, woul
or?ate sufficient affinity to fill all tt
cracks and chasms ever opened in til
oountry, besides burying all the torn?
hawks that "poor Lo" ever had <
[Accompanying the abovo was a ga
lows, with three initialed loops.]
A Rome, Ga., letter to the Marlboi
I wouder if Columbia, S. C., lov
Sherman. And yet we sometimes bet
this American Haynau, this Austrian T
eumsoh, (ho wa? snubbed by William
Prussia,) lauded by Southern Democrat
I havo no peculiar love for the "o
white hat," but, Mr. Editor, as betwei
thia modern Nero, or any Democrat
his ilk, and the modern skull macad
mizor of the White House avenue, the
seems but a slight difference; for, y<
know, Mr. Grant (ante bellum) was
strong Democrat. And yet, with all
bia negrophilism, Southern ohivali
hate, and even his presout Eu Klux i
olinations, Mr. Greeley is tho Dem
eratic uomiuee for the Presidency. Ai
I think he will make about as good
representativo of Democracy as won
have made Gen. Sherman, or as was,
may add, Gnu. Blair. Just here,
ought to mention that in the oocflagi
tion of Rome, in 1864, Blair was the ch
of tho Indian Warriors' Burning Clu
Was Frank ou hand commanding t
grand fire-works of his Generul-iu-Ch:
Tecumseh, February, 1805, at Columbi
Yet we find voters and oven polic
seekers who refused to hear a wc
against Frank Blair, and would ha
cheerfully voted a Sherman tioket
1868, positively ignore the old uigj
lover. Ahl "conaiBtenoy, thou art
jewel of great price;" and, borrowi
partly from the celebrated Mada
D'Stael, we say: "Oh, libertyl in t
namo hath crime reveled and rapiue a
TRUE AS STEEL.-Tho Raleigh JV<
"There is but one sentiment in reg?
to the election with oar party, and tl
is that Judge Merrimou is elected G
ernor of North Carolina by a handso
majority. Wo feel it, we believe it,
COLUMBIA, S. C., Aug. 15, 1872.
To the Editor of the Daily Phoenix.
SIR: I observe io your issue of to-tiny
au exhibit of the frauds committed un?
der the armed force appropriation.
As my name appears among thoa? who
have drawn moneys from the Treasury
of tho State, under said appropriation,
allow me to st uto that I did reoeivo a
warrnut on the Tr-jasury, from Gov.
Scott, for tho amount stated in your ex?
hibit, to be drawn from the "arm force
fund." This warrant nus for profession
ut services, which I wus called upon to
render, and did render. And while
making this statement, Mr. Editor, will
you be so kind us to publish the amounts
received by "Democratic attorneys" for
professional services reudorud to the
samo parties; for instance, tho linn of
Pop? it Haskell? Please lut tho public
know ult. Very respectfully,
S. lt. II OG E.
Hore STATION, August l-l, 1872.
J. A. SELBY, ESQ : A great deal has
been said in tko pupers and ou the stump
to expose tho tyranny und corruption nf
State and General Goverumeut legisla?
tion. In viet? of it, something is said
occasionally about tho remedy. I desire
to eco a more specific ventilutiou of tho
remedy necebflary to. remove tho evils
that exist iu our State. All parties aud
aspirants for office cry out reform, and
some of all types of parties admit tliut
there has beeu every corruption, but as
to tho details of a remedy, very little is
said. To stir up this subject moro point?
edly, I propose to exhibit iiy positions
and views of a remedy. In primis, I
once held a positiou in the Legislature
of tho State. I soou learned that there
were tricks and log-rolling in tho art of
legislation. The firmuessand principles
of a legislator wero frequently put lo the
test. I practiced ou two fundamental
rules as to voting. Mo class legislation
for party, civil or religious, none for
using the credit of Stuto extravagantly
for doubtful purposes, constituted my
motto. These principles should be ob?
served iu tho remedy I propose. Now,
as lo tho remedy itself. First, over all,
wo need au able, honest, working Legisla?
ture, who evin and will do the work of tho
people in four weeks, and go borne. Wo
must ubolisb all uunecessury offices aud
curtail tho number of attach?es, aud
work the machinery of Government in a
plain und inexpensive manner. Some
salaries must bo lowered. We must ceuse
issuing State bonds, sold at such heavy
discount, to raise money for tho public
wants, and abstain from guaranteeing
auy moro railroad bonds. Tho jury law,
tho election 'aws, the freo school law,
tho odious license law and . thors, should
be amended. Tho mode of letting out
contracts for the current and permanent
priuting mnstbe changed to tho old rule.
Extravagant appropriations must be
stopped. Our publio debt must bo scru?
tinized, and all the public and private
claims against the Stato which have tho
smell of fraud aud illegality about them
must be repudiated, aud only those that
are legal and fair should bo puid, to suvo
the honor and credit of old South Caro?
lina. What say I as to thea election of
electors? Leave this out elf our Stato
and County elections. Wait and see how
that question stands before that election
comes on in November, and only theu
decide whether we oan do any good by
voting at all.
What is my party record, and where do
/think our people should stand? Whilst
tho great Democratic party existed, be?
fore and during the war, we voted with
it for such men as suited ns. It has
fallon to pieces now, and, necessarily, ia
not what it was before tho war. It is
divided into old line and progressive De?
mocracy, as fully developed by faots.
Republicanism, too, is not now what it
was before the war; nor is noio what it
waa in 1870-then a unit. It is sepa?
rated into Radical Qrantism and into
"honest, Liberal Republicanism," em?
bracing the Cincinnati platform and no?
mination; in general, willing to nnite
with Liberal Democrats, and no partisan
men, to reform the Government and re?
trench its expenses. I think there is
little or no difference in these two par?
ties in their essential principles. We
are swimming together in tho turbid
waters of politics, to roach tho shore of
a common peace, and to seenro tho safe?
ty of our rights against a common foo
a centralizing and consolidating Goveru?
meut. We aim to wear out the bato of
party strife, and to escape party tyranny
-yes, and to maintain freedom iu the
exercise of our electivo franchise. If
wo must characterize by a gonerio term
this union of men and purty names to
fight a common enemy, I would call it u
Democratic-Republican or a Republican
Demooratio purty, both progressive from
their former status. Here is where I
stain!, and want to bo a peaco-moker
uo radical or rabid Democrat-no radical
or rabid Republican. We moy bo pro?
perly called a progressive Democrat or a
Jeffersonian Republican. Ho was pro?
gressive. Wo aro for a union of all true
citizens and honest-mi oded men, to work
harmoniously for a reformation of our
Government everywhere, aud to preserve
our sacred Stato rights.
JOHN C. HOPE.
- . . ?. ?
And an item about still another old
frieud-Gen. M. W. Gary. Wo bear
that, on bis way to White Sulphur
Springs, tho othor day, ho lost his trtiuk
in Richmond-a handsome trunk full of
elegant now clothes for the summer
campaign-or, rather, that tho railroad
peoplo lost it for him. Imagino him
under theso circumstances! See him!
Hear him! Wo predict that ho will RUO
all tho railroad companies in tho world
and fight all tho direotors li and-to-h aud.
I Edgefield Advertiser.
To the People ot Mouin Carollnu.
At the last session of the Legislature
of this State, a charter was obtained by
tb? South Carolina IVJUI Estate, Planting
and Mining Company, "for the purpose
of seeming foreign and domestic capital
in the purchase nud improvement of
lands and other property, and for tho
working of the same, und for selling and
settling tho eame;" or, ai it is more fully
expressed in the fourth section of the
oharter, "the said corporation shall huve
power to purtfbuse, acquire, hold, use,
work and dispuso of real estate in uny of
the Counties of this State, to work uud
operate mines, to work and operate
farms and plantations within tho State,
uud to dispose, geuernlly, of tho pro
due's of tho sumo." This company has
been duly organized under the charter,
and fifteen responsible citizens selected
bj tho stockholders as a Donni of Direct?
ors, by whom one of their number, thu
Hon. Wm. Aiken, a gentleman of thu
highest repute, both ut home uud abroad,
hus boen chosen President. At u recent
meeting of tho Board of Directors, it
was resolved that tho iiudcrsigued be
appointed a committee to lay before the
people of the btute ii prospectus of the
company, und to solicit douutious of
laud, or subscriptions to thu capital
stock of tho company, iu cash or in
lauds, in shares of ?1(1(1 each.
In presenting this enterprise to your
favorable consideration, wo are not un?
mindful of the prejudcies against uni ried
experiments, uud if your experience in
the past or your condition iu the present
poiuted us hopefully to a prosperous fu?
ture, we might shrink from the tusk of
attempting tu introduce a population to
build up our waste places, uud restore us
tu our wonted muteriul vigor and vitality.
But what uro the facts of tho case?
Seveu years ut' continued exertions have
well-nigh exhausted our energies, uud
failed tu revive us as a State ur resusci?
tate us ns a peuple. The present condi?
tion of the civil ui?airs of this common?
wealth is lamentable iu the extreme, und
if allowed tu continue, forebodes naught
but irretrievable ruin to our people und
tho Stute. To uvert such a destiny is
oue of tho prime motives of the organi?
zation of the South Carolina. Heal EJ
tate, Planting and Mining Company.
Our efficiency to improvo tue condition
of ourselves aud uar people will depend
upou the menus placed ut our disposal.
Combined effort is the popular idea of
the times. Stupendous projects are
undertaken and successfully accom?
plished thereby; co-operatiou surmouuts
obstacles with apparent euse, that indi?
vidual euterprise would outdare encoun?
ter. Throughout the South, combina?
tion is daily effecting mighty results for
the public weul. Shall we not make au
effort tu accomplish as much for our
duwn-trodden State? Do uot our de?
pleted Treasury, our abused credit, our
debused officials and the geueral depres?
sion of our people, oouviuce us that a
change is imperative?
There is a vast amount of uuoccupicd
laud in South Carolina. The proprie?
tors would enrich themselves by deeding
u moiety of such hinds tu any company
that wuuld settle upon them a thrifty,
honest, industrious population; for bu
they farmers, mechanics, tradesmen or
miners, they would euhance the value of
the adjacent lands by every improve?
ment made upon their own. lu addi?
tion to this, they would also share in
the profits derived from sales to immi?
grants, the working of lands that may
be placed under cultivation, or auch
other operations, as mining, spinning
yarns, Sec., that may be determined on
by the company us being to the most
advantage. Any parties disposed to aid
this laudable enterprise, by donations or
subscriptions of laud tu the capital
stock, will please address either of the
D. WYATT AIKEN,
W. W. HARLL.EE,
WM. M. SHANNON,
W. M. LAWTON,
AUGUST G, 1872.
ATTEMPT TO MOB A GREELEY MAN.
An old colored man from Long Creuk,
yesterday, excited to lawlessness au idle
aud vicious crowd of colored Grant sup?
porters by displaying a Greeley badge
upon his person. While in tho vicinity
of the "rock spring," ut the foot of
Chosnut street, the crowd of intimidat?
or?! who had gathered around him gave
unmistakable ?vidences of u determina?
tion to do him violeuce. Policeman E.
R. Wilson appeared upon the scene and
used his utmost to disperse the crowd
and afford protection to tho uegro, who
had been molested for no other reason
than that he wure a Greeley badge. The
crowd was finally dispersed and the ob?
ject of their antipathy marched off
uudcr protection. During the disturb?
ance, however, the policeman attempted
to mako the arrest uf one or two of the
principal agitators, but iu this he was
resisted, aud tho culprits succeeded in
duding him in the crowd, through whoso
sympathies they escaped. Tho police?
man called upon many present to assist
him, but this assistance was obstinately
withheld. We understand that he has
tho namos of two of the ringleaders in
this affair and will procuro wurrants for
thoir arrest.- Wilmington Journal.
Tho Darlington Southerner says: Ou
Thursday night, tho 1st of August, tho
house of Mr. J. T. Bogers, a few miles
bcluw Society Hill, was struck by light?
ning, and cuusiderably shivered. Pro?
videntially it was juBt then uuoccupicd,
thu two brothers having left in the after?
noon, to spend the night with their
Mr. Bachelor's daughter was killed on
the same premises, his wife so seriously
injured that her recovery is doubtful,
and he escaped with a severe shock.
HUBBARD ON A RAID.-We stated in
our lust ieeuo that the cavalry from HUH
post had gone out on a raid, and had not
returned up to the hour of our going to
prosa, The command came back to towu
on Wednesday, without uny prisoners.
It seems that Deputy United Stutcs Mar?
shal Hubbard bad been out iu the Tur?
key Greek neighborhood fur u week or
teu days previous, concealed among the
ttfgroes, and thought thut bo hud spot?
ted thu haunts of certain men in I hat
scot ion whom tho authorities aro very
anxious to get bold of. ile sent word on
Tuesday for jt he OR val? y to como to Iiis
assistance, aud that ho could make the
arrests that uigbt. Tho cavalry were,
Iherefore, ont as au auxiliary force to
the Deputy Marshal, aud not us au inde?
From respectable aud reliable gentle?
men, we get iuformutiou of tho most
wanton und unprovoked outrages com?
mitted by Hubbard und bis guug of
negro assistants, while pretending to net
in tho discharge of bis duty. Tho pre?
mises of Mr. E. li. lt'ibius wore among
the first searched. Hi.i children ur? all
daughter.", two of whom aro married
one to Wm. Carter, tho other to Ferris.
Both of these meu are avoiding urrests,
and their families ar? living near the
residence of Mr. Robins, and under bis
protectiou. Mr. Hollins informs us that
bis premises hud been searched eleven
times before by the military authorities,
ana that he hud alwaysbeeu treated with
respect and without uny unnecessary iu
diguity, till Hubbard made his appear?
ance; that he (Hubbard) seemed to gloat
over the opportunity to iusult women,
terrify children, and expend some of bis
malice against the respectable white peo?
ple of tho ?State. Tho door of Mri?.
Ferris' house was violently burst opon
and the lock brok? by him, whou she was
in a few feet of tho door, offering him
the key und asking that the door be uot
broken ?own. When this piece of un?
necessary brutulity was accomplished
and she appealed to him for redress, tho
ouly reply she received was au insult.
The bed clothes were stripped from a
sick child lying in a trundle-bed, aud the
bed rolled violently about thu room,
under the pretence of searching in and
under the bed for u conceuled Ku Klux.
These ucts are fuir samples of the way
this heroic Marshal carnes ou the wur
agaiust women und children.
Auotber place visited wan thu planta?
tion of William Carter, which is reuted
by two young meu, Calvin Chalk and
George Carter. Both of these meu were
absent from homo on the uigbt of the
raid. Their house was broken into and
searched; aud wheu they returned borne
iu the morning, they fouud that seven
quilts, four counterpanes, three pairs of
pantaloons and three vests bud been
stolen aud carried off.
As a supporting force to tho expedi?
tion, Hubbard bad along Columbus
Cranford, Giles Good and Bill Palmer,
three of the most notoriously infamous
and lawless negroes in theCouuty. After
they were relieved from duty on SVednes
day morning, and while they were ro
turning home they took occasion to call
at thu bouse of Mrs. Press Estes, whom
they insulted aud threatened with theil
loaded guns. From here they passed tc
the residence of Mr. E. B. Robins, and
that gentleman being away from borne,
they attempted to go into bis yard.
When ordered by bis daughter not to dc
so, they insulted her and leveled theil
guns at her.
If wo thought it were worth while, wt
would counsel the people to address t
remonstrance to Marshal Wallace
against allowing the perpetration of suol
wantou outrages by his deputies anc
subs. Tho law ia harsh enough at best
without adding to its execution th?
practice of such brutal indignities npoi
women and children. All we can de
however, is to remember that we are i
subjugated people, and that we mus
bear with meekness whatever indignitiei
our heartless oppressors may see prope
to impose, trusting that in God's owl
good timo relief may como to us fror
some quarter or other.
In justice to Lieutenant E. B. God
frey, who was in command of the ca
valry, and whom we know and respeo
asja gentleman, W6 ?re assure I.by ou
informants that the soldiers had nothin
to do with the breaking open of doors
throwing sick children about, etc., etc
Lieutenant Godfrey, we are sure, woul
ueither do anything of this kind himseli
nor would he suffer it to be done by an
one nuder his command. Hubbard wa
in command of the expedition-the ce
vulary were only along so as to give th
civil authorities assistance in case an
should bo needed-and upon Hubbar
rests tbo whole responsibility for everj
thing that was done.-Chester Reporter.
DEATH OP MR. CHARLES N. HUBBERI
A paiuful shook was given to our con
meroial community yesterday, vhio
soon spread itself with a responsivo ou
pouring of sympathy and sorrow froi
every vocation and class of citizenship,
as a brief telegram on our bulletin boan
announced tho Budden demise, at Cati
kid, N. Y.| of this most worthy and e
timablo gentlomau. Mr. Harbert le
this city ?bout a month since, as wt
usual, for a summer retroat in tho mom
tain regiou of New York.
SUDDEN DEATU.-Reoeutly wo hai
been pained to chronicle tho suddi
removal by death of oue of tho Osteome
ladies of Greenville, and this week,
similar duty is required of us. Oula
Thursday, ubout 10 o'clock, Mrs. Ar
McConnell was attacked by a stroke i
uppoplexy, from the effects of which si
died iu a few hours. Sho was attend?
by Drs. Long aud Hoke, who extend*
all tho medical aid in their power, but
no offset. Mrs. McC. was an excellei
person in all tho relations of lifo, of wif
mother und Christian lady.
Wo learn that Mr. Samuel Reid, I
estimable citizen of Oooneo County, dit
last Saturday, aged seventy years. 1
was buried at Walhalla on Suuday.
HM ooal Items.
CITT MATTERS.-The prioe of single
copie? of the PHONIX ?B (ive oents.
The first bale of new cotton received
in thia market was ye&terduy sold to
Messrs. B. O'Neulo & Son, at nineteen
cents.' It was from the plantation of
Mr. S. J. Hook, of Lexington, and
classed middling; weight 405 pounds.
Mr. McKenzie ha? had a heavy stroke
j of the fifty cent mania, and has fitted up
. a case, containing innumerable articles
! at half a dollar, muuyfof which would,
according to poker lingo, "see that and
go fifty better." His fiuo Concord
grapes are also disposed of at the same
A much-needed rain, yesterday, cooled
the atmosphere delightfully, and at tho
same time benefited the crops materially,
j A colored mun, named William Cou?
sins, was accidentally killed at Granby
quarry, cu Wednesday last, by a full
from a derrick.
Dr. Thos. T. Moore has returned to
Mr. E. Cuthbert, traveling correa
pondeet of the New York Herald, is a
tho Columbia Hotel.
The ase of V. J. TobiuB and wife, et
al., creditors, vs. Lucy H. Pickcns et at.,
was before Judge Melton, sitting nt
chambers-, yesterday, upon a motion to
dissolve an injunotiou heretofore grant?
ed. Messrs. James B. Campbell and L.
F. Yeomans were heard for the motion.
Messrs. J. M. Baxter and R. S. Duryea,
contra. The Judge reserved bis opinion.
A mad dog was killed, yesterday, by
Policeman Blizzard, iu front of Dr.
Lynch's residence, ou Assembly street.
Tho following is the range of the ther?
mometer, yesterday, at the Pollock
House: 7 A. M., 80; ll A. M., 92; 12 M.,
87; 7 A. M., 79.
Programme of music by the band of
tho 18th Infantry, this afternoon:
Overture Culipde Bagdad-Baldien. **
Song and Waltz-Holman.
Cuolma from Lomborgi.
Heart and Hand Galop-Lewis.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS-WEDNES?
DAY, August 14.-A. L. Buchanan, ad?
ministrator, rs. F. A. McNinch et ai.
Motiou dismissed. Opinion by Moses,
Alva G ige el al. vs. the City Council of
Charleston et al. Motiou dismissed. Opi?
nion by Moses, C. J.
James M. Pringle rs. Edward R. Dor?
sey et al. Motiou dismissed. Opinion
by Moses, C. J.
PHONIXIANA.-An advertising tallow
chandler modestly announces that, with?
out intending any disparagement to the
sun, he may confidently assert that his
octagonal Spermaceti is the best light
The grate question-What's the coals
going to cost next winter?
Is thero any peculiarity in the way a
shoemaker breathes his "laBt?"
The young ladies of the period must
be given to dreamy speculations, they
build such castles in the (b)air.
The man who never told an editor how
he could batter his paper, bas gone out
West to marry the woman who never
looked into a looking-glass.
A HENT TO LOVERS.-There is a story
iu a Western paper to the effect that a
prudent Kentucky father, with a mar?
riageable daughter, found it impossible
to keep the beaux from the house; so ho
furnished her with a musio-box, which
plays "Home, Sweet Home," at 10
o'clock P. M., precisely. The beaux are
all gone and the house closed up in five
minutes after. Some fellow who wants
to stay late should get a box to play "We
Won't go Home till Morning," at 9.55,
punctually, and then the old gentleman
up stairs might forget to wind up his
ARRESTS.-Polioemaa Allen Robinson,
while on duty Thursday Dight, received
information of tho whereabouts of two
escaped jail birds-Bristow Wilson and
Henry Williams-and as soon as relieved
from duty, secured assistance and went
over to Wheeler's hill, where the "birds"
were reported to be concealed. When
tho house was approached and a call
made, thero was a general scamper, but
the policemen forced an entry, and found
that Wilson aud Williams had removed a
plaok from the floor, and concealed
I themselves under tho house. Policeman
? Robinson ordered them out, under the
threat of a shot, when then climbed to
the upper joist, and refused to surren?
der. They were theo clubbed and pulled
down, and after considerable reiistauco,
taken to jail. Wilson and Williams are
among those who esoaped jail about two
mouths since. Policeman Robinson de?
serves much credit for this capture, it
being made subsequent to his hours of
duty in tho night.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Geo. Symmers-Mackerel, A*o.
Jacob Levin-Light rs. Darkness.
Meeting Palmetto Lodge. .
J. L. Beard-Cow for Salo.
J. D. Bateman-Irish Potatoes. *