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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wednaslay komine, September 4,1872
For President of the United States.
HORACIO GREELEY, of NOT York.
B. GRATZ BROWN, of IHInoarl.
Loalilana All Right, at Laut.
The good people of Louisiana Benin to
bave finally come to their better senses,
and ceasing the wranglings, quarrels and
silly factious into which they have been
divided for some months past, have
united, Liberal Republicans, Reformers
and Demounts, in a common effort to
overthrow Grantism and the continua?
tion of corrupt carpet-bag rule in their
State. A fusion ticket has been agreed
apon, and seems to meet with universal
approbation, both from tho Liberal Re?
publicans and from the Democrats. To
the latter has been conceded the nomi?
nation of Governor, in tho person cf
Mr. MoEnery, who headed the straight
Democratic ticket; and the Liberal Rs
pnblioans secure the Lieutenant-Gover?
norship to their former candidate for
Governor, D. B. Penn. The rest of the
Stats officers and the Presidential elect?
ors are equally divided between the two
combining factions. This wiso notion
on the part of the Liberals and Demo?
crats will, we hava every reason to be*
Hove, restore the State to good govern?
ment and secure her electoral vote to
Greeley and Brown in November. There
is only a difference of two or three thou?
sand votes, any way, between the Demo?
crats and the Radical party, and when
the Liberal Republicana are taken from
the latter ?nd combined with the
former, there is every groand for
hope that the Radicals will be
completely overthrown. Once de?
feated in their aspirations for public
office, for whioh only they move and
live and have their being, the mere po?
litical adventurers who have swarmed
into Louisiana since the war, just as
they have done in South Carolina, seek?
ing positions by pandering to the fears
and prejudices of the colored race, and
money by plundering the public coffers,
will leave once and for all, and their
pestiferous presence need never be feared
agaiu. But whatever may be th? result
of the approaching State and Presiden?
tial elections in Louisiana, the worthy
citizens of that troubled commonwealth
will at least have the great consolation,
even should they bs defeated, of know?
ing that their failure was caused by no
foolish divisions among themselves.
The Liberal Republicans of that State
number, we understand, in their ranks
many of the most influential and re?
spectable of the colored race, and the
temporary combination now made be?
tween them and the better olass of the
white people will, doubtless, eventuate
in the formation of a permanent party
there, which, while maintaining the
personal rights and privileges of all, will
not trample upon the rights of property,
as Radicalism in the South has invaria?
HEADQUABTEBS TRUE REPUBLICANS,
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, Sept. 3, 1872.
County Chairmen appointed at the
Convention of True Republicans recent?
ly held at the city of Columbia, and pre?
sided over by ex-Gov. James L. Orr, are
hereby specially requested to report im?
mediately to these headquarters; also,
all others who maj have suggestions to
make, or information to impart, in refe?
rence to the inauguration of an honest
State administration. All communica?
tions should be addressed to James
Brennan, Columbia, S. C.
C. C. BOWEN,
Chairman State Executive Committee.
JAMES BRENNAN, Seo'y and Trea'r.
The Reform Radicals held a meeting
at Anderson Court House, on Tuesday
night. Hon. John Wilson was called to
the chair, and Jack Harrison, (colored,)
requested to aot ss Secretary. Speeohes
were delivered by Sam. Johnson, (co?
lored,) Judge Orr and J. S. Murray, in
the order named. Messrs. Orr and
Johnson gave accounts in detail of their
action as delegates to the Republican
State Convention, and both of them
assailed the Moses party in nnstinted
terms for corruption, bribery and thiev?
ing generally. Both asserted most un?
qualifiedly, however, that a Democratic
nomination for State offioers would re?
unite tho two wings of the Radioal party,
and prevent the defeat of Moses and his
CANVASSING.-The Bolters, or "True
Republicans," had a ratification meeting
in Chester last Friday, Corbin, the Dis?
trict Attorney, and Gaillard, a oolored
man from James' Island, being the
speakers. Major Merrill was also on
hand. After the Bolters had finished
speaking, Maokey and Elliott harangued
the orowd in the Moses interest. High
words are said to have passed between
Maokey and Merrill, the former threat?
ening the latter with violence. Charge,
Chester! charge 1 On Maokey, onl
Churchill Coonty, Nevada, has a soda
lake of aafiioient productive capacity to
supply the world.
Meteor? ?nd Meteoric Showeri.
MB. EDITOK: I havo thought that
science has not wholly loBt its attractions
for the public, and that a little diversion
from the all-absorbiDg and distracting
subjects of Federal and State polities
might bo agreeable to your readers. Yon
have, in more than one number of your
paper, called attention to the meteoric
displays, with which we have been re
oently visited. Au allusion to a few of
the facts conneoted with them may be
interesting. The principal displays are
periodio; they come in countless number?,
and the number is unaffected by season,
climate and weather. The apparent
magnitudes are very different; for while
the greater part seem to be the size of
stars of the 3d, 4th, 5th and Cth magni?
tudes, some surpass Vonus and Jupiter
in brilliancy. The term "meteor" is
made also to include tho brilliant masses
of matter which are seen moving through
our atmosphere, and which, with loud
explosions, throw off fragments whioh
reach the earth. The fragments are
called meteoric stones or reroutes. There
is a more general sense which includes
all the atmospheric phenomena. But I
confine myself to meteoric displays and
rerolites. There are two regular periods
for the meteorio showers; one about the
12th August, the other about the 12th
November. The display in August is
not as striking as that of November,
though it ooours annually. The earth
encounters the elliptic orbit which this
meteorio mass describes round the sun
and goes straight' through the ring of
meteors. The November mass takes
thirty-three years to complete its revolu?
tion around the sun and crosses the
earth's path at the point where the earth
is on the day above mentioned. It ap?
pears for three successive years, with di?
The observation of this phenomenon
dates far baok in the history of astrono?
my, but the great interest whioh it has
awakened has been produced by the dis?
covery of its periodicity. No longer re?
garded as casual ooonrrenoes, they are
now known to be as muon the subjects of
law as the san and the planets. I will
notice briefly one or two of the most re?
markable displays. Humboldt gives an
account of an exhibition of shooting
stars and fire-balls, whioh he witnessed
with Bonplaad, on the coast of Mexico,
on the morning of the 12th of Novem?
ber, 1799. Many of them appeared to
explode, and some of them had a nucleus
apparently equal to Jupiter. It is on
record that the spectacle was witnessed
at the same time in many parts of the
earth, and it is notioed by Ramsay in his
History of South Carolina. On Tuesday
morning, 12th November, 1799, from a
little after mid-night until day-light, the
firmament of Charleston exhibited a sin?
gular but splendid phenomenon. Instead
of a few solitary meteors sporting along
the sky, whioh is not unfrequent, the;
appeared in countless numbers, darting
iucessantly in all directions. During the
appearance of this uncommon phenome?
non, the weather was very oak i ; yet the
fears of some timid persons were so ex?
cited by the oorruscatlons o' Jit darting
in all directions, that t'*- .pprehended
that the day of juo~ . and conflagra?
tion of the wor' ' ...i.. at hand. On the
night of tb ..tb November, 1833, one
of the grandest displays ever witnessed
was seen in every part of the United
Stales. November 14th, 1867, theshowei
appeared again with its usual splendor.
We need not look for any great display
next November. Meteors and rorolites,
singly or in small numbers, visit us daily
or hourly. Not unfrequently, they are
seen to fall in masses of various sizes,
aud are too hot to be touobed whee
found. ' The museums of the world con?
tain hundreds of specimene. All of them
have certain external characters, and e
chemical composition which enables tlu
chemist to recognize them whenevei
preseuted. These facts aro regarded at
proofs of a common origin, whatevei
that origin may be. There is something
startling in the estimated size of some
of these stones. Dr. Bowditch has giren
us a paper upon the extraordinary roro
lite that exploded over the town of Wes
ton, Conn., December 14, 1807. Hie
Eurpc30 was to make an estimate of it:
eight, direotion, velooity and magui
tnde. Let me give some of the result*
reached by this greatest of our mathe?
maticians, the La Place of America. Itt
coarse was in a direction parallel to thc
surface of the earth, and its height was
about eighteen miles. Its velooity wat
over three miles a second. The magui
tude presented the greatest difficulty, at
the apparent diameter was not measured
exactly by any observer. The least o:
all tho limits of the diameter was 491
feet, and this gives a cubic bulk ol
G,OOO,OOO tons. But a small fragment
only fell to the earth-something les?
than a ton-while the greater part con
tinned on its course, and may, perhaps
be still rolling over oar heads. A stout
was found in Siberia whioh weighed
2,000 pounds; and we have an aoooun
of a shower of stones, attended by i
bright light and loud explosions, whicl
occurred at L'Aigle, in Normandy, 26ti
April, 1803, when the number of stone
found in a space of fourteen squan
miles exceeded 2,000. On the 9th June
1866, at Kuyarringer, Hungary, then
was a shower of stones whioh was st re wee
for nine milos, and one was found weigh
ing 800 poonda.
Bnt I most close this already too loni
artiole, after a word or two on the vexei
question of the origin and formation o
meteors. There is no generally reeeivei
answer to the question, "How ar
meteors formed?" We have tho hype
thesis that they are bodies thrown ol
from the moon by voloanio eruptions
and this hypothesis is maintained by L
Plaoo among others. Some bolieve the
they are concretions formed in on
atmosphere, in some way not well d<
fined. Again, wo are told by som
theorists that portions of ohaotio matte
are dispersed in the planetary regioni
and that when drawn by tbs attraotiv?
power of the earth within ita orbit and
set on fire by the enormous heat gene?
rated by the condensation of the air, the
meteor is the product of the combus?
tion. We have, too, the hypothesis that
they are terrestrial comets, whioh have
their periods of revolution round the
earth as other comets have round the
sun. But these and other hypotheses
whioh might .bo mentioned are but airy
speculations, and we have here, a? in
thousands of instances, in the spirit of
truth und humility, to make confession
of childish ignorance. ENCKE.
BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS MEN.-It must
require courage of a high degree to per?
form the feats whioh we detail below,
whioh caused the Royal Humane Society,
of England to award the silver medal?
lion to Mr. John Dodd, United States
Consul at Tansin, and Mr. Margary,
British Consul at the same time. A vio?
lent typhoon having burst over the
North coast of Formosa, three vessels
with crews, numbering forty men, were
blown from the anchorage iu Kelling
harbor, and dashed upon the rocky
shores. The night was very dark, but
the dangerous condition of the vessels
wes plainly revealed by the light of
burning camphor. A rope having boen
made secure to the shore, the two gen?
tlemen volunteered to curry it to the
nearest vessel, nu Euglish schooner.
After attempting to wade through the
surf with the rope, which proved too
short, they boldly swam through the
raging sea, and, after great difficulties,
Bucoeeded in rescuing the crew of the
schooner. If they had rested from their
labors here, they would have been de?
serving of the greatest praise for thoir
courage, but the two Consuls, who ap?
pear to have had a good deal of tbe
spirit of the Roman Consuls, determined
to save the crew of a French bark and
an English vessel whioh were on the
rooks at a distance of a mile from the
scene of their previous exploit. Aftar
repeated efforts by these two brave men,
tho orews of the two vessels were saved.
Once, the two Consuls swam through
tho surf with tho wounded boatswain in
AN UNWILLING BRIDE.-Sunday even?
ing, a young man named Dresseoth and
a young woman named Eitler, both Bo?
hemians, were married at the house of
the girl's father, on Prospect street, but
it was a marriage into which the girl was
forced. She loved some one else better,
but her parents were determined on her
marrying Dresseoth, who lives iu Buffalo.
There were quite a number of neighbors
present at the ceremony, whioh was
much delayed by the obstinacy of the
bride, who refused to stand up or to
answer a question. The two were, how?
ever, declared legally married. An boor
after, the bride attacked ber husband
"tooth and nail," scratching his faoe and
tearing out his shirt bosom. She de?
clared that ehe repudiated the whole
transaction, and got out of the house in
?her wedding clothes, and had not been
found up to Inst evening. The husband
claimed yesterday that he had been de?
ceived; that the girl's parents had told
him that she loved him, but was "shy,"
and would bo "reserved" until after the
ceremony. He was so pained and dis?
gusted with the affair, that he left for
home last evening, content to let the
bride analyze her feelings, and either
conclude to live with him or procure a
divorce. The father claims that the
neighbors aro to blame, and ho yester?
day wanted an officer to go with him and
search a Louse wherein he supposed her
to bo concealed.-Detroit Free Press.
TOBACCO-Br A SMALL BOY.-Tobaooo
grows something like cabbage, but I
never saw none of it boiled, although I
have eaten boiled cabbage with vinegar
on it, and I have heard men say that
cigars that were given them on eleotion
day were nothing but cabbage leaves.
Tobacco stores are mostly kept by
wooden Injuns, who stand at the door
and try to fool little boys by offering
them a bunch of cigars, which is glued
in the Injun's hands, and is made of
wood also. Hogs do not like tobacco;
neither do I. I tried to smoke a oigar
once, and it made me feel like epsom
salts. Tobacco was invented by a mau
named Walter Raleigh. When the peo?
ple first saw him smoking, they thought
ho was a steamboat, and as they never
saw a steamboat, they were frightened.
My sister Nancy is a girl. I don't know
whether she likes tobacco or not. There
is a young man named LeRoy who comes
to see her. He was standing on the
steps one night, with a oigar in his
mouth, and he said he didu't know if
she liked it, and she said, "LeRoy, the
perfume is agreeable." Bat when my
big brother Tom lighted his pipe, Nanoy
said, "Get out the house, you horrid
creature; the smell of tobacco makes me
The Northern Methodists of the more
bigoted stamp, have, as oar people well
know, made politics a part of their re?
ligion. Their ministers have not failed
to employ all their means ia influencing
the people to induce them to vote the
ultra Radical ticket At a camp-meet?
ing reoently held nt the North (at Ster?
ling, Mass., on the 23d of August,) El?
der Webster "urged upon every member
of the Methodist Church to go to the
polls and secare the eleotion of General
Grant;" and another divine Methodist
said, "if Greeley was elected the lives of
carpet-baggers would not be worth a
straw." If carpet- baggers believed wb at
this reverened soamp Bays, they wonld
olear out of tbe Sonth before the day of
eleotion; for they have a B trou g suspi?
cion of how it will be.
GERMAN Snip EN ROUTE-A German
ship, with passengers and freight, will
leave Bremen for Charleston direct, on
the 3d Ootober.
A California man is traveling over the
West with a $3,000,000 diamond in his
THE CORPSES OP THE GREAT.-The
embalming of Mazzini's body recalls the
singular fate whioh has attended the re?
mains of so many distinguished men.
In faot, an extremely interesting volnme
might be made of the posthumous ad?
ventures of the bodies of those whose
memory the world has sought to keep
alive. There is but little doubt that the
tombs in the Pantheon nt Paris, which
are shown to contain the remains of Vol?
taire and Bo8seau, are, in faot, empty,
having been rifled during one of the pe?
riods of conservative reaction in Franco
Milton's head is said to be in possession
of a private collector in Loudon. 80 is
Cromwell's. Jeremy Bentham's body,
by his direction, was staffed, and,
dressed in his usual suit of clothes, with
his hat on, his stick in his hand, aud
seated in his chair, is now preserved iu a
glass case. A few years ago thero was
sold ut auction in London what was said
to be the head of Confucius, theChiueso
sage. It wus a ?kuli mounted ia gold,
and was said to have been takcu by an
English sailor from the Summer Palace
in Pekin when that building was sacked.
In Le Chemin des Ecoliers, by Saintiue,
there is an illustration by Dore, drawn
with the imaginative realism of that
artist, representing the skeleton of
Charlemagne seated iu his tomb at Aix
la-Chapelle, with a crown upon bis skele?
ton hoad and his bones wrapped iu the
imperial robes. This tomb was built by
Charlemagne for himself, and he was
buried there. lu 997, Otho III had the
tomb opened, and found the skeleton as
Dore has depicted it, seated upon tho
marble chair, whioh is still shown to the
curious. Otho found the body aud the
imperial robos much decayed, but, bow?
ing respectfully before tho remains of the
great king, retired, sud hud the doors
sealed again. Ia 1165, however, they
were opened again by Frederick Barba?
rossa, more for plunder than for curiosi?
ty. Having possessed himself of tho
treasures the tomb contained, he re?
moved the skeleton and distributed its
fragments as relies, and the skull and
some of the bodes can still be seen at
Aix-la-Chappelle, where, with other cu?
riosities, they are shown for five francs a
GRAIN IN ENGLAND.-John Bull, al?
though he has plenty to wear, is likely
to be in distress this year for something
to eat. According to an exhaustive re?
view of the English crops in the Mark
Lane Express, whioh is regarded as the
highest British authority, the season has
been remarkably unfavorable; the rains
have been excessive, and in many of the
agricultural Counties of England where
cutting has not commenced, the wheat
hus lodged, sprouted and mildewed;
while where the grain has been cut the
shocks are stated to have been thorough?
ly saturated. It is remarked (12th inst.)
that only about oue-fourth of the crop
had been reaped, and it was difficult to
say at that dato whether bot sunshine or
moro rain would prove the most disas?
trous. On this point our Loudon con?
temporary adds: "We now want for the
country's good a set in of cold, dry wea?
ther, and if this be denied us, matters
may be serious. It is just the same in
France, where all confidence has va?
nished, and the Paris market has already
risen three shillings per quarter on
wheat. But France is not the only
country besides England which feels the
severity of the weather. Belgium, Hol?
land, Germany, Poland and Russia are
full of apprehensions; and Hungary
plainly asserts that the gathering there
is so unequal and inferior that exports
thence are hopeless." To add to this
discouraging aspect, the same authority
says the potato disease ia England and
in some parts of Ireland is bad. With
the threatened serious limitation of the
food crops of the United Kingdom, a
higher ruling of the prices of breadstuff^
would seem to be inevitable. Fiue wea?
ther may make partial amends for some
of tho damage that has been inflioted,
but under any circumstances the yield
can hardly bo brought up to the propor?
tions of ordinury seasons, nor can tho
crop bo equal to an average quality.
THE NORTH CAROLINA FRAUD.-Some
days ago (says the Philadelphia Age) we
published a statement in relation to the
mauner in which colored men were con?
veyed from Washington to North Caro?
lina and voted in that State for Caldwell
and his Radioal colleagues. That state?
ment was denied by the journals of that
renominatiouist. But the denial is now
met by the fact that the Liberal Repub?
lican Committee io Washington bas now
in its possession the affidavits of over
fifty colored men who voted in that State
at the last election. Hundreds more of
like documents eau be procured if ne?
cessary. But enough ure on band to
show the manner in which Caldwell was
returned on paper, and justify the Legis?
lature in giving Judge Merrimon the
legal return. That the latter was legally
eleoted is no longer a matter of doubt or
dispute among intelligent men of either
party in North Carolina. Preparations
are making to contest the return for Mr.
Caldwell when the Legislature meets,
and the result of that action will be the
unearthing of most monstrous frauds on
the part of the Grantites, and the inau?
guration of Judge Merrimon as Govern?
or of North Carolina.
What ngomes must that poet have en?
dured who, writing of his love, asserted
in his manuscript that he "kissed -ber
under tho silent stars," and found tho
compositor had made him deolare that
he "kicked her ander the cellar stairs!"
As a stoat old lady got oat of a crowd?
ed coach in front of one of our hotels the
other day, she oxolaimed: "Well, that's
a relief, anyhow!" To which tho driver,
eyeing ber ample proportions, replied:
"So the horses think, mum."
An insane Pennsylvania editor ima?
gines himsolf a mule. The insanity con?
sists in assuming that ho is half horse.
Miss Nettie Longfellow, a telegraph
operator of Newton, Iowa, is a candidate
for the office of County Recorder.
Om MATTERS.-Tho price of single
copies of the PHCENIX is five cents.
The advertising agency of Walker,
Evans & Cogswell, represented by Ros?
well T. Logan, Esq., is the only author?
ized agency for this paper in Charleston.
A large and varied lot of cards, suita?
ble for weddings, invitations, visiting
and business purposes, have j nat been re?
ceived nt this office, wbiob, owing to the
dull season, will be printed at very low
Old newspapers for sale at PHOENIX
office, at fifty cents a hundred.
Mr. S. H. Joseph, agent for John Ro?
binson's Zoological Exposition, Cirons,
and World's Fair of Wonders, arrived in
Columbia, yesterday, to make the neces?
sary arrangements for the "big show."
A small roll of money was found, yes?
terday, by a policeman. It can be ob?
tained by applying at the guard house.
At a special meeting of the City Coun?
cil, hold last evening, to hear a report of
the Committee on Water Works, relative
to the contract between Colonel S. A.
Pearce, Jr., and tho City Council, for
supplying tba city with water, the com
mitttee recommended that tho contract
be annulled, on the grouud that it had
not been complied with as to time.
The papors in the different oitiei where
thu Great Eastern Circus, Menagerie,
etc., has exhibited, speak of it in very
complimentary terms. They exhibit in
Columbia one week from to-day.
The weather during the past four or
five days has been so cooiand pleasant.
At a large meeting of citizens of Union
County, held in the public hall at Union
Court House, on the 2d, the following
persons were selected as delegates to the
Congressional Convention to be held in
Columbia next Monday : Glenn D. Peake,
A. R. Aughtry and R. M. Stokes.
Berry's new building, on Main street,
will present a beautiful appearance when
completed. The new galvanized iron
cornice already up presents a neat ap?
Mr. McKenzie is in receipt of a lot of
particularly fine grapes, put up in boxeB,
whioh he is selling at reasonable rates.
Mr. Cantwell bas a fun-loving, sight?
seeing dog, who occupies a position on
the front fence, for the purpose of keep?
ing a sharp look-out. A day or two ago
a policeman passed along, when the dog
grabbed his hat and tossed it in the yard.
The conservator of the peace was foroed
to go bare-headed for a leogth of time,
os the family was abseut, and the canine
would not allow him to enter the pre?
The following is the programme ol
music by the band of the 18th Infantry
for this aftornoon:
Concordia Quickstep-F. Goetz.
Overture La Cenerntola-Rossini.
Waltz on the Beautiful Danube-John
Selection from Ernani-Verdi.
Galop Over Sticks and Stones-Faust.
LEXINGTON NOMINATIONS.-At a meet?
ing of the Conservatives of Lexington,
held on Monday, the following nomina?
tions were made:
For Senator-J. C. Hope.
Representatives-Maj. H. A. Meetze,
Dr. Jacob Lowman.
Probate Judge-S. P. Wingard.
Sheriff-K. H. Geiger.
Clerk of Court-Wm. Assman, Jr.
Commissioner of Free Schools-Abnei
Hal ti wau gor.
Commissioners of Roads, t?c.-Daniel
Mitchell, Jeremiah Wise, S. L. Smith.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northen
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; doses 12.0(
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.3<
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charlestoi
night mail opens 7.00 A. M.; closes 6.11
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P
M. ; closes G.00 A. M. Western openi
and closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington openi
2.30 P. M.; closes 11.30 A. M. Ol
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
PHCEHIXIANA.-Never marry for spite.
Life without an object is a vagabond
A bow should not be always bent
particularly an elbow.
Trne courage is cool and calm. Thc
bravest of men havo the least brutal
bullying insolence, and in the very timi
of danger are found the most serene ont
It is the nature of man to be dis
pleased with everything that disappoint!
a favorite hope or flattering projeot; ant
it is the folly of too many of them t<
ooudemp without investigating cironm
Some persons seem to forget that mer
talking is not conversing; that it require
two to m alco a conversation, and tha
eaoh mast be in tarn a listener; bot n<
one can be an agreeable companion whi
is not as willing to listen as to talk.
Fidelity, good humor, and compla
cenoy of temper, octlive all the charm
of a fine face, and make its decay invisi
It requires four years for an oyster t<
attain a marketable size.
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
HEADQ'H NAT'L OOM. LIB'L RBP'NS,
COLO MU?A, S. C., August 28, 1872.
All voters of this State, who are in
favor of the election of Greeley and
Brown to the Presidency and Vice-Pre?
sidency of the United States, and of the
organization of a Liberal Bepnblican
party, on the basis of the Cincinnati
platform, are respectfully and earnestly
requested to take immediate steps to or?
ganizo the party, and to form Greeley
and Brown Clubs iu every voting pre?
cinct of this State. Lot tho young men
enter actively upon this work.
Secretaries of clubs will confer a favor
by Bending to this of&co notices of their
organizations and their locations, toge?
ther with a list of their officers, at as
early a day as practicable.
S. A. PEARCE, JB.,
Member Nat'l Com. for State of S. C.
TAKE COUBAGE, INVALIDS.-Pain and
weakness produce despondency, and the
invalid who is laboring under bodily
torture, debility and mental depression
at the same time, is indeed in a pitiable
condition. But let all who aro thus
situated take heart. A balm is provided
both for their physical and men tu i in?
firmities in Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
Among the commonest sources of pain,
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the alimentary canal, the nerves and the
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HOTEL ARRIVALS, September 3.-dickerson
House -3 A Had 1er, Charlotte; K H Br?wley,
Cbeetor; G P Hoffman, Doko; Ooo B Walker,
Charleston; T L Stark, J B Ohatham, S C; B
T West. Charleston; ? L Holmes, Ya; John
Andrews, Md; J M MacKay, Abbeville: J D
MacKay, N Y; NH Sharp, J P Heid, N J Har?
lin, Anderson: T O Judd, Spartanburg.
Columbia Hotel-B Tomlinson, S O ailbert,
Charleston; B J Markwater, N Y; W T Gary,
Edge?eld; O M Sadler. H D Gilbert, G Vf
Clayton, N O; A H Toouhell, HC; UL Brant?
ley and family, ALB It ; J F Jzlar, Orange
burg: Z W Carmel!, Ga; B B Briggs, Charles?
ton; D B Phifer, Newberry.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Oliver Ditson & Co.-Singing Books.
Meeting Richland Lodge.
A Havana letter of August 10 gives an
account of a piece of bloody retaliation.
The Spaniards captured the Cuban Gen.
Iuolan and his aide-de-camp, and shot
them both. Soon after, seven Spanish
officers were taken by the Cuban, Agra
monte. Two commissioners were sent
to him to treat for the prisoners' release.
He offered to esohange them for Inolan
and his aide. This was necessarily de?
clined, and, in the course of the conver?
sation, the military murder was acci?
dentally revealed. General Agramonte
invited the commissioners to breakfast
with him. He did not exactly serve up
their friends' hearts as part of tho meal,
bat when a volley of musketry sounded
outside, he said: "I regret, gentlemen,
that I cannot release my prisoners; they
are already shot."
Some years ago, a little five years old
in my church, after hie evening prayer,
asked, "Mother, will father go to Heaven
when he dies?" (His father was a large
man, with a great, huge frame.) "Yes,
I hope be will; I do not doubt he will.
Why do you ask?" "Oh, I only wanted
to know," and for a time the subject
seemed to have faded from the child's
mind. But it soon cropped out again.
"Are you sure, mother, that father will
go to Heaven when he dies?" "Yes, my
child, I do not doubt it; why do you
ask?" The little fellow was silent a mo?
ment, and then burst out with, "Golly!
what a whopping big angel he'll make!"
Two Italians, named Baohignani and
Lippi, had an altercation in Memphis
about a year ago, resulting ia the death
of the latter. Since then, the murderer
has returned to Italy, and, while re?
cently in the province of Lacci, he was
fired upon by three brothers of Lippi
and instantly killed.
The New York Herald of Saturday,
says: "The new South Carolinas were
fairly aotive, with an advance to 25|?,
the depressing influence of the recent
political agitation in the State having ex?
Messrs. James H. Rion, J. W. Wood?
ward and T. Ross Robertson have been
nominated delegates to represent Fair?
field in the Convention of the Fourth
A Choice List of Singing Books
For the Coming Musical Season.
THE STANDABD! By L. O. Emerson, of
Boston, and H. B. Palmer, o? Chicago.
Price $1.50; $13 50 per dozen. First edition
exhausted. Next edition already sold. This
Church Music Book, the joint product of the
best talent of the East am West, will be used
immensely, both West and East. Good for
ChoruB Classes. Good for Quartette Choirs.
Good for Govventions. Good for Societies
and Singing Schools. Send, at least, for spe?
cimen oopy, whioh will be mailed for the pre?
sent, post-paid, for $1.25.
[NOTE.-Jost published, Strauss' New MAN?
HATTAN WALTZ, first played, with great
Bucoess, in New York. Prios$l.]
TUeHourofHinRing! By Emerson and
Tilden. Price $1. Good, practical, interest?
ing High School Sloging Book. Already
highly approved and widely used. Excellent
also for Seminaries.
Sparkling Kablest Sabbath School Song
Book. Price 85 cents. None who try it eau
help liking it.
Pilgrim's Harp! For Sooial Meetings. 80
cents. Very convenient size. Moderate price.
250 tunes. Woll-solooted music.
Golden Roblat Foi Common Schools. 60
oeuts. An established favorite, which has a
sar Munie and Music Books mailed, post
free, on receipt of retail prices.
OL1VEB DITSON A CO., Boston.
C. H. DITSON A CO., New York.
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