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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Saturday Mornm*, August 17, 1872.
Fvr President of the United States,
HORACE OREBLET. or New York.
B. GRATZ BUOWN, or JHlMoarl.
Til? Lan Uv Hie Convention.
A few hot-headed, die-in-the-last
ditoh Democrats, lead on by Blanton
Duncan, of Kentucky, and enoouraged
and egged on by the Oraut Radicale,
propose to hold a oouveution at Louis
rille, Kentucky, in September, for the
purpose of putting in the field an ultra
Democrutio ticket. Late developments
show that the Grautites have even
stooped to m uko combinations with the
corrupt outcasts of Tammany to further
this s?beme. That it will amount to
anything serious, we do not apprehend.
There cannot be found, in our judgment,
any respectable number of sensible De?
mocrats who will take stock in such an
absurd as well as suicidal movement.
There is, therefore, but little reason to
fear that tho pcheme will seriously injure
Mr. Greeley's prospect. Still, every
little helps, in Buch a life and death
straggle as is now going on between
military centralism and looal self-govern?
ment, sectional hate and national recon?
ciliation, the military and the civil
power, as represented, the one by Grant,
the other by Greeley. To weaken one
strengthens the other, and every vote
which the Louisville Convention may
detract from Greeley, increases Grant's
?oh an ces proportionally. The Grautites
see this, hence the active efforts they
-are making to encourage the movement.
It is the heaviest and almost the ouly
?blow that they can strike the Liberal
.party, and they will expend hundreds of
.thousands of dollars to give the Louis?
ville Convention an appearance of power
It is almost impossible to conceive
?how Blanton Duncan, a man of consi?
derable ability and unquestioned inte?
grity, and Alex. Stephens, than whom
we have no Bhrowder politician in the
South, can allow themselves to be Iud
thus blindly by the nose by the Grant
faction. Surely they cannot have the
remotest hope of eleoting their nominee.
They could only expect Democratic sup?
port, and the National Democratic Con?
vention unanimously nominated Horace
Greeley as their candidate, and the Cin?
cinnati platform aa enunciating thc prin?
ciples for which they propose to contend.
This aotiou has been endorsed by the
Democratic masses, and no sane man
can entertain the idea that they will now
change their settled and well-matured
convictions for the mere whim of Blan?
ton D anean, or even Alexander Stephens.
What, then, oan these men bo proposing
to themselves? Is it to re-elect the pre?
sent nepotic numb-skull of the White
House? Their efforts can effect nothing
else, yet they profess the most otter ab?
horrence of Grant. Blanton Dunoac,
Alex. Stephana, and any other person,
has certainly an unquestionable right to
support Grant if they deem it proper
for them tu do so. But they have uot
a right, we take it, to sail before the
people under false colors. If they are
for Grant, let them, then, hoist tho ty?
rant's oolors. If they are not for him,
then they should desist at once from pur?
suing that course which can point to no?
thing o'bo than his re-election.
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The Southern States will all go for
* Greeley, with, perhaps, the exceptions
of South Carolina and Mississippi. New
York viii cost her electoral vote for him.
Pennsylvania will give him a majority
aimoBt as certainly as the day of election
oomes around. Indiana will go for Hen?
dricks and Cravens in October, and for
Greeley and Brown in November. Not?
withstanding her great Republican ma?
jorities in the past, it is probable that
Illinois will eleot the Liberal Bepublioan
State tioket, and pronounce for Greeley.
Oregon and California may be counted
as almost certain for him. Kentucky,
Missouri and Tennessee will vie with
each other in their majorities. These
States, in addition to the South, will
give their electoral votes to Greeley and
Brown in November, and many of the
other States, it is believed, will do like?
wise. The people are tired of nepotism,
incompetency, corruption and centraliza?
tion, and are determined on a chango ol
government. We eannot think it doubt
fol that tho philosopher of the Tribune,
the farmer of Ghappaqaa, will be thc
next President of the United States.
The oolored men of Washington sent,
on Monday morning last, to the Admi
nistration organ, the Chronicle, a third
installment of eleven voters of their race
in this locality who endorse Sumner'i
letter dedaring for Greoley. Acoompa
nying tho list is au assurance that thii
same number of names, professing a like
political belief, shall be furnished thc
papers every day daring the campaign,
that being the number called for in thc
F. J. Musca, Jr.
Thia gentleman's name is prominent
before the public as an aspirant for gu?
bernatorial honors on the Republican
ticket. He ia a subject, therefore, upon
which the press may properly animad?
vert. His merits or demerits aro open to
Ne sutor ultra crepidam. We know
nothing of his merits as a candidate for
Governor, and, therefore, will not essay
to speak on that side of the question.
Of his demerits, we havo some very de?
cided impressions. It is painful to be
personal, and to parado a man's faults
before the community. But we have a
duty to perform, and must do it. If Mr.
Moses were only dead, we could easily
and becomingly escape tho disagreeable
task of commenting upon his frailties,
upon (he principle of the proverb, "Be
mortuis nil nisi bonum." He is not dead,
however, and there is no exouso left to
us. We do not intond a lengthy or la?
bored critique upon the character of the
gentleman. For the present, we shall
confine ourselves to one doubtful point
in his record, which we think he should
eluoidate, if he can, before claiming the
suffrages of his fellow-citizens. His
name appears upon the death list of
beneficiaries of the armed force fund.
Daring tho last session of the General
Assembly, and just about the time that
his Exoellenoy was suffering intensely
from an anticipated attack of impeach?
ment, strong premonitory symptoms of
whioh had already appeared, F.J. Moses,
Jr., who was in a position, as Speaker of
the House, to give his Exoellenoy almost
immediato relief, received from the Trea?
sury of South Carolina $11,000, which
was charged to a fund that had about as
much existence as Moses' brother benefi?
ciary, J. Mooney.
Will Mr. Moses explain to the publio
his mode of practice in this interesting
case? It is publicly charged that R. K.
Scott drew upon the Treasury, nader
cover of the "armed force," to raise
money to bribe the House of Represen?
tatives against his impeachment. F. J.
Moses, Jr., was Speaker of that House,
and he received, just about that time,
811,000 upon the order of the Governor.
For what was the money paid, Mr.
PotmcAii D orr i NU s.-What has be?
come of the rebel archives? "Give as
Borne more arohives," is the cry raging
through the Greeley pres j, without elicit?
ing response. Unless something mor?is
Boon forthcoming in the way of disclo?
sures, we shall have to charge up that
$75,000 to Gen. Grant's already rathei
plethorio "blunder account," reflecting,
while laying down the pen, that a foo!
and his money is sometimes soon parted,
North Carolina gave in 1S68 a populai
majority of 18,611 for Grant and Coif as
on a full but not excessive vote, Halifax
County polling 4,371. This year, Hali
fax, with no inorease of population, hai
been made to return 5,307, swelling th?
Grant vote from 3,080 in August, 1863
to 3,610 in August, 1872; yet the Gran
majority in the State is hardly 1,000. I
the offiee-holders can afford to fire i
thousand gnus in honor of this shrink
age of their majority from 13,611 t<
1,000, how many should they fire whei
the Liberal ticket only beats them 10,001
While at Baltimore, some one askct
Gen. Benning, "What are Mr. Stephen
and Gou. Toomba doing?" The Genera
replied, "They are trying to dig up yes
terday, and it won't come."
The Grant men of Adrian, Michigan
mobbed a Liberal orator and quiete
him with rotten eggs-meet weapon c
a rotten Administration.
Andy Johnson never said a bette
thing in his life than when he exclaimec
the other day, in his Knoxville speed
"It is no time to say this or that is nc
my party, but let us all unite in sayin
this is my country 1" It is that sort c
feeling that insures the election of He
race Greeley to the Presidency.
The Grant leaders aro ready cnoug
to welcome such Southern men as enlii
under their banner. Mosby, the gue
rilla, is scarcely less a lion in the Grai
menagerie than Ben. Butler himself.
Quantroll were really living, as has ?
often been stated of late years, an
could reconcile it to his conscience to cl
so, we should certainly advise bim f
proclaim himself a Grant man. H
little peccadilloes would not only bo fo
given him, but he would probably get
onstom house-that is, provided a mer
ber of the Grant or Dent family did m
want it. Even Wilkes Booth would g
a first-class appointment if he wero li
ingand avowed himself a Grant man.
A HEN BK COMES A GENUINE ROOSTS
Stanwood Brooks, of Abbeville, S. C
has in his possession a strange ohicke
It is a hen changed into a rooster. Ti
chicken laid the eggs, and raised a broc
of chickens this year, since which tia
it has undergone a oomplete m?tame
pirosis. It has a new comb and tai), ai
it is to all intents and purposes a rooste
THB ALBANY BASTILE-A PBISONER'S
STORY.-There are now sixty-five po?
litical prisoners from the Booth ia the
penitentiary near Albany, N. Y., which
is a County, not a State prison, and
supports itself by the labor of the prison?
ers. In behalf of some of these prison?
ers, as stated some days ago, Hon;
Gerritt Smith ha* advised pardon, it
having been established to his satisfac?
tion that thoy are iunooent of the
charges against them, i'he President
has taken the matter in consideration,
and bas sent a spacial messenger, Col.
Whitely, chief of the secret service, to
make a thorough investigation as to all
of the prisoners, and upou the report of
this ofJBoer, it is stated, he will base his
action. Hezekiah Porter, one of thu
unfortunates recommended for purdon
by Mr. Smith, it seems, is now past the
need of Executive clemency, having died
An interviewer of the World follows
Qerritt Smith in his exploration of the
secrets of these prisoners, and be con?
firma the experience of Gerritt Smith
that many of these so-called Ku Kluses
aro guiltless of the crimes charged
against them, and have been sent there
solely on account of their politics. When
the seorot union negro leagues of the
South were first orgauized under North?
ern political agents, Southern men ia
some of tile States, naturally enough,
went into the opposite direction of orga?
nizing Ku Klux leagues, with like signs,
oaths, Ara. ; but tbere are prisoners in this
bastile who were not even in the Ku
Samuel G. Brown, of York County, S.
C., was one of the persous interviewed,
and to him I said:
"Tell me your case, how you came to
be here, and what you have to complain
"Tho greatest hardship of which I
complain is being arrested for beiog u
Ku Klux, when I never belonged to the
order at all. My family are left in a
very destitute condition."
"What family have you?"
"I have a wife, three daughters and
two sons. My wife and daughters have
no one to look after them; and there is
my stook and farm all left to ruin with?
"When wore you arrested?"
"I was arrested on the 1 SJ t li of Octo?
ber, 1871, and by the advice of my coun?
sel I pleaded guilty, which was a very
foolish thing to do, although a gentle
mau herc yesterday-Col. Whitely-told
metbat ho did not believe me,when I
said I was innocent, yet such is the fact.
It was on the 26th of December, 1871,
that my counsel pleaded guilty for me,
and I am sentence*! to five years."
"Did you have nb\connection with the
"I knew of the ordo^ and I attended
one meeting of tho klan, and that was
the hold they had on ma and that was
the reason I plead guilty^l
"For what purpose dtof. you attend
that meeting-did you inuend to join
the klan?" \
"No, not at all. I had a atauble pur?
pose in going there; I wau Rd to 6a vo
the life of a young man who thad, in a
drunken frolic, let out Borne \>i the se?
crets of the order, and also to induce my
son to resign his position as cbjief of the
"Did you succeed?" i
"I did in both objects; my] 6oa re?
signed, and I saved the yourJg man's
"That wee all the connection TOU bad
with the klan?"
"That was all. I never belonged to
it; never approved of it. I had two
sons, both members of it, but I never
"Were your sons arrested?"
"No; they got off; they left the State."
"Where sre they now?"
"I dou't know where they are now.
J think they have left the United States.
Since I have been imprisoned my family
have written to me that they had heard
from them on the 12th of May last, but
they did not say where they were."
The New York Express, commenting
upon tho subject, says: "That some of
these eixty-fivo prisoners were really
guilty, we have no doubt, but their
crimes are political crimes, and nov that
tbo Ku Klux are all suppressed, ought
leniently to bo looked upon. But while
this is admitted, it must not be forgot?
ten that tbo most of theso Ku Klux cries
were got up for political effect North
and West, and to strike terror among
the white population of the South."
The Weldon (N. O.) News has an edi?
torial on tho frauds in Halifax County,
from which we take the following: In
Halifax township, tho registration books
of 18C8 and 1870 were copied in full,
without any revision, and voting carried
on accordingly. There are some 1,400
names registered and 780 votes cast. The
office where registration was carried on
was very frequently left open and the
booka exposed to any who desired to re?
gister. Persons voted under names
which wore marked on tho books dead,
and numbers voted nnder assumed
names, while others who had only been
in the County a few days were permitted
to vote. At Palmyra,- there were nine?
teen more ballots than persons regis?
tered, Capt. Kitchen! protesting against
counting the votes at the time. At this
plaoe and at Littleton, there were fla?
grant irregularities in registration and
voting, which will be brought ont in
good time. With these lights before us,
and the fact that the vote was 852 in ex?
cess of the voting population, not count?
ing deaths and other departures, what
can we term it other than fraud?
A young lady named Mills, at Liberty,
Clay County, Mo., had an altercation
with ber brother on Friday night, when
she seized a shot-gun and shot and killed
In Courlaudo, a Jewish woman of
Pitton, has given birth to soveu children
in ten months. The 1st of July, 1871,
she had four daughters; at tho end of
May, 1872, two boys and a girl.
Hoy GRANT BEFRIENDS THE NEGRO. -
The very disastrous effort of Gen. Grunt's
friends and sycophants to vindicate him
against tho sound and pointed charge of
Curl Schurz, of having approached that
distinguished Senutor with corrupt pro?
posals, will not, we trust, deter them
from some attempt nt least to cleur his
fame from another grave scandal. It is
one which hus an important bearing
upon the much-disputed question of the
sincerity of tho President's profession of
conversion to thc doctrine onco hold in
great detejtatiou by him. ' We refer to
the great cardiual Radical doctrine of
negro equality, as proclaimed in the con?
stitutional amendments. To testify his
submission to this demand of the r.e
grophilist, it appears that Gen. Grant
was induced, about tho begiuuiog of his
Administration, to appoint u colored boy
to that aristocratic institution, where his
own sou, Princo Frederick, was under?
going his preparation and polishing for
tho graud tour which ho has recently
made through Euiope, under the special
care of the General-in-Chief of the
armies of the United States. But cadet
Smith, colored, was not well received or
regarded by the Caucasian cutlets. The
scions of the Radical chiefs, who have
appropriated all the cots in the rational
academy, would not take their parents'
prescriptions, but rebelled against all
association with or recoguition of Smith,
as their equal. They snubbed, elbowed
and larked him in all imaginable ways.
It was in vain he complained to the pro?
fessors, and that he continued studious
and punctual iu the performance of all
his duties. The Radical sprouts, headed
by the President's son, saul, "It might
suit our governors to tell the niggers
they ure our equals. We koow that that
is all political gammon, and we boys
ain't going to stund it." And so poor
Smith had a hurd time of it and wished
himself baok iu Couneuticut, where he
had a kind frieud and guardian in a very
respectable old Republican, uamed Da?
vid Clark. To him, when complaining
of the rude conduct of the white cadets
toward his protege, aod intimating his
desire that be should be permitted to re?
sign, President Grant said, "No; he had
heard most favorable ace tu o ts of the be?
havior und proficiency of Smith, and he
would see that he wus protected in his
rights." How this pledge was kept is
now exposed by Mr. Clark, in a recent
publication, whereiu he states, on the
authority of that saintly soldier, Gen.
Howard, that a court martial being or?
dered to try Smith, Gen. Grunt request?
ed the Secretary of War to constitute
the court BO aa to secure his dismissal,
giving as a reason therefor the assurance
of his sou Fred., that there existed a
strong prejudice against Smith among
In order, however, to conceal tho real
object and character of the court, Gen.
Howard was constituted president. But
as the evidence was not sufficient to con?
vict Smith, even this packed court could
not find a verdict against him. He was
acquitted of the main charges, but the
President not approving the finding,
poor Smith hud to leave, and his good
friend, David Clark, now revenges his
bad treatment by addressing to our ne?
gro brethren throughout the land the
pertinent question, whether the man who
has behaved in this manner to one of
their race is worthy of their confidence
and support. We agree with Mr. Clark
as to the pertinency of this question, and
we submit it to tho special consideration
of that African Moses, Frederick Dou?
glass, who is essaying to lead his race
through the Red Sea of politics into the
promised land of Federal favor.
\Neto Orleans Times.
GREELEY'S EASTERN TOUR.-If honors
meau anything-if enthusiasm meuns
anything-Horace Greeley leads the race
in New England. Though he is making
but a simple pleasure journey througu
that section, every step has beeu au ova?
tion. The multitudes gather around to
cheer him, to shake bis honest hand, to
hear him speak. His presence brings
forth partisans to his oause, who other?
wise would have stayed in the buck
ground. He magnetizes both leaders
aud people. Then his speeches, so wise
and thoughtful aud kindly-what a con?
trast to tho stuttering monosyllables of
his rival, who has been hurrying through
another part of New England. At Man?
chester, Greeley said to the people:
"I trust misapprehensions und sec?
tional hatreds are yielding to lessons of
experience, and that a long and bright
ora of peace and fraternity has dawned
upon our once distracted country."
But Grant's response to an address
elsewhere was: '
"I can't make you a speech, but Mr.
Brown will make you that speech I was
going to make."
This, however, is merely tho difference
between brains and the lack of them.
We believe Mr. Greeley's Eastern tour ia
winning hundreds of Republican votes
to the reform movement. Ho is not
electioneering, it is true. But who that
is wavering betweon right and wrong,
who, within whoso breast the good and
bad principles aro struggling, can look
upon his honest face aud resist the con?
viction that he is tho man for President
in preference to Ulyssos S. Grant? It
will take but a few votes to turn New
Hampshire, but we believe Greeley,
among his native hills, has converted
thousands. May his presence in Maine
bo equally potent.-N. Y. News.
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FIRE-The house of Mr. H. B. Sprad
ley, at Marengo Mills, with its contents,
was destroyed by tire on Sunday night
last. Mr. Spradloy lost all his furniture,
clothing, etc., and is now seeking the as?
sistance of tho charitable, to aid in fur?
nishing his family with necessaries for
present roliof.-Camden Journal,
NEW MAIL ROUTE.-Wo learn that a
now muil route has boen established to
run from Union C. H., via Fair Forest,
to Woodruff's iu Spartanburg County.
The contract for carrying the mail on
that route has boen given to Mr. J. II.
? II. .... MM>--^
X? o o a. 1 Items.
Om MATTERS.-The prioe of single
copies of the PHOENIX is five cents.
"Look not upon the water-melon
when it is red, nor upon the stewed
cherry when it giveth its color in the
cup; at last, it biteth like a soft shell
oral) and stiogeth like the cholera mor?
Capital ia reported as a drng in New
York-over 8ir?0,000,000 lying idlo in
Wall street ulone. Money can readily
be borrowed on call at two per cent, per
annum, aud real estate is inordinately
high. Contrant these evidences of pros?
perity with our own deplorable financial
condition, and then decide whether it is
not high time to eschew the sentimental?
ism of politics and adopt some practical
measures for thc financial reclamation ol
the State and its people.
Bishop Wightman will preach in tLc
Washington Street Methodist Church,
to-day, at ll o'clock.
E. F. Stokes, Esq., tba irrepressib'c
Democrat, is in the city.
The following is tho range of the ther?
mometer at the Pollock House, yester?
day: 7 A. M., 77; 12 M., 82; 2 P. M., 82
7 P. M., 80.
COUNTY CONVENTION.-The Conven
tion for the nomination of County of
fleers and members of the Legislature
mot yesterday in the Court House. C
M. Wilder was called to the chair, anc
S. B. Thompson appointed Secretary.
The meeting was occupied nearly th?
whole day by speeches from varioui
members, many of whom attacked somi
one or more of the figments of the ring
At a late hour the Convention proceeded
to the nomination of candidates for th)
Legislaturo. Some twenty nomiuationi
were made. Upon tho first ballot, Chas
Minuit and Samuel B. Thompson re
ceived a majority of tho votes cast, anc
were declared nominated. A secom
ballot WOB then held for the other tw(
candidates, which resulted in the nomi
nation of A. W. Curtis and J. T. Gil
The Couvention then proceeded to th
nomination of a candidate for sherifl
Mr. P. F. Frazuo withdrew his name
Tho contest was then between Mr. Jame
Graham and Mr. Jesse E. Dent. Befor
tba balloting was concluded, Mr. Gre
ham's name was withdrawn, and Mi
Dent was nominated b^?edamation.
The Convention then adjourned uoti
to day, at 10 A. M.
The Sergeant-at-ArmB of the Con vet
tion and the son of the Sheriff di
more work in a few moments than wa
accomplished by the aagust body dui
ing the whole day. Mr. Frazee bar.
pened to be in the van of the spectator!
and the surging crowd in the rear foroe
him forward over the forbidden lim
when the Sergeant-at-Arms ordered hil
back; but back he could not, on accom
of the crowd at his back. The dought
knight of the staff then "went" for M:
Frazee in genuine pugilistic style, whic
was returned by the latter in his best c
the P. B. art.
The Convention was regaled duriu
the day by many phrases acquired du
ing the past few years of parliaments!
practice aud teaching, such as "pints <
order," "privileged questions," "pr
vious question." Szc, ??c.
Tbore seems to be great dissatisfactic
among many of the delegates with tl
action of tbe Convention, and tbrea
are freely made of calling another coi
PHCENIXIANA.-Opeu to conviction
diug, powder and paint.
What requires moro philosophy thi
taking things as they come? Partit
with thir.ga as they go.
New-fashioned ear-rings aro made
plain gold, cut iu the shape o' a squar
upon which raised monograms are e
graved. They are very unique I
J ouse Olney, from whose geographi
the now aged generation of Yanke
were taught that a town is a collectic
of housos, a County a collection of town
a State a collection of Conuties, and
republic a collection of States, died
Stratford, Conn., Joly 30, aged abo
Some young men aro a little partial
blue-eyed maidens. Others like dar
eyod lasset. But the mon-eyed gil
havo the most admirers.
As it is the characteristic of great w:
to say much in a few words, so it is
small wits to talk much to say nothing
Tho salt business of Michigan is fall?)
off; this will not interfere with t!
Grant Salt Uiver explorations next fa
A young explorer in tho conni
thinks the humming hirds have a sba
way of presenting bills for morning dov;
When an impecunious person has ?
haustcd his resources at his "uncle'e
ho generally resorts to out-of-the-w
WHERE ARE THE POLICE?-Must it ibU
low that because a County Convention is
held in Columbia, and this pr that man v
is nominated for an office, that their re?
spective partisans shall have the right to
make tbo streets echo with their bois?
terous conduct? And must peaceful citi?
zens vacate tbe side-walks for the passage
of turbulent crowds? "Let us have
We have been favored with a copy of
the circular of the Greensboro Female
College. Miss Lizzie C. Orchard, of
this city, is soon to take charge of the
musical department in this institution.
The Greensboro Herald contains tho fol?
lowing complimentary notice of Miss O. :
"Mis3 Orchard is from Columbia, S.
C., the daughter of Prof. W. H. Orohard,
formerly at the head of the IUUB?C de?
partment in the celebrated Barhamville
Institute, and is an experienced instruc?
tress of music, having been for several
years in that position in the Methodist
Female College, once the leading female,
institute of South Carolina. She has
received a professional education, and
has enjoyed the very highest advantages
in her profession. She brings high tes?
timonials, and we will cordially welcome
ber to oar midst as au accession to the
educational interests and to tho social
We advise people not to be too cheer?
ful over the fact that the world has not
been knocked into smithereens ou the
appointed day. It ia impossible to say
what may happen before the week is out.
Comets ire eccentric Astronomers are
fallible. Thc comet may have stopped
somewhere to wood and water. When
it was first observed, it was 3,000,000,000
miles from the earth. Its rate of travel
is nineteen miles a second. Now, when
we come to cypher from numerical data
like these, it is easy to make a mistake
of a few billions of miles or so. The
comet may have been due on the 12th,
and failed to keep his appointment, as
human beings have been known, once or
twice, to fail to do. Far be it from us
to wish to awaken in the bosoms of oar
readers superfluous alarms. All we Bay
is-it may yet come! The thing never
has been fixed exactly in point of time.
Bockh said it would hit us, on the 12th
inst., at 3h. 40 m. P. M., and Planta
mour at 6 h. 30 m. P. M.-a difference
of 2h. 50 m. Kow, if the astronomers
oould make mistakes as to hours, why
not as to days, and why not as to weeks?
But we say nothing. If people choose
to feel KU fe, let 'em I that's alli
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. N. Long-For Sale.
W. L. King-Just Published.
P. Cantwell-Diamond Hams.
E. E. Jackson-Grass Seed.
HOTEL AUUIVALS, August 16.-Columbia
Hotel-3 Williams, F H Mullins, 8 C; D L Fill
van, J M McGowan N C; Ii H Oklkera, B J
Weston, E O'Neill, W D Kennedy, Charleston;
B W Miller, Miss; W J Jarvis, Macon; O N
Belton, Florida; D F King, N C; D O Robert?
son, Charleston; W H Hagood, Jr, S H Bellin?
ger, Miss Hagood, Miss Ingram, Barnwe L
THE GREAT COTTON CASE.-Judge Gra?
ham rendered a decree, on Tuesday, in
the cuso of W. A. and Jeremiah Beall,
against Bobb and Lowndes, trustees of
John Fraear ?t Co. It will be remem?
bered that the firm of John Fraser & Co.
executed bonds in November, 1867, for
the settlement of the deficiencies of the
houses of Fraser, Trenholm & Co., and
Lafitte & LeCounts, which were placed
in the hands uf C. T. Lowndes and Jas.
Bobb as trustees. The trustees had re?
fused to recognize the right of the
Messrs. Beall to claim a share of these
bonds, and hence the suit. The case
was referred to Mr. W. J. Gayer, as spe?
cial referee, and he reported in favor of
.the plaintiffs, and this report was ex?
cepted to by the defendants. The de?
cree, after reviewing the findings of the
referee, continues: "I am of the opinion
that the conclusions set forth by the said
referee are sustained by the evidence and
the law applicable to the case. It is
therefore ordered that the exceptions of
the defendants to the said report be
overruled, and that the report stand con?
firmed in all respects. Further, that the
defendants, Charles T. Lowndes and Jas.
Bobb, do admit the plaintiffs, Wm. A.
and Jeremiah Beall, to become parties
to the agreement of November 25, 1S67,
on au equal footing with the holders of
accepted or unaccepted foreign bills of
exchange, and to be paid out of the
bonds oonstitnting their trust in the
same proportion, pro rafa, namely, to
the plaintiff, Wm. A. Beal), bonds to the
amount of $99,683, exclusive of interest;
and to the plaintiff, Jeremiah Beall,
bonds to the amount of $85,173, exclu?
sive of interest. It is further ordered
that the plaintiffs have leave to apply for
any additional order which may be ne?
cessary to enable them to carry this de?
cree into full effect."
[Charleston News, loth.
At the Bale of the late Mr. Blenkiron's
Btud, Blair Athol, "the best horse io the
world," as Mr. Tattersall called him,
brought 12,500 guineas. The sum total
of tho sale, which lasted six days, was
124,505 guineas. Blair Athol won the
Derby and the St. Leger in 1864, his
sire, Stookwell, won the St. Leger and
the 2,000 guineas in 1852. and his dam,
Blink Bonny, won tho Derby and tho ,
Oaks in 1857.
A Pittsburgh policeman has been re?
moved /or snoring so loud as to distmb
people on his beat.
Mr. John W. Reaves, a respectable
citizen of Horry, died on the 3d inst.
A sick child died in Milwaukee in a