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COLUMBIA. S. C.
friday Morning, September 6,1872,
For President of the United States.
UOIl AUK OHEELEY, of Ne VT York.
B. QR&TZ DHOWS, of Minoan.
Tho Mil natl un tn Pennsylvania.
The decisive battle of the Presidential
contest will be fought in Pennsylvania,
as usual. "As Pennsylvania, so will go
the Union," has passed into a political
proverb; aud it is as trae now, perhaps,
as iu any previous election. There the
two contending faotions are concentr?t
ing their heaviest guns, and bringing
into play all their knowledge of political
Tho Liberals and Democrats have all
the legitimate advantages on their side,
and could not have the least doubt of
success ia a fair election.
Mr. Buckalow, the Democratic candi?
date, ?8 one of the worthiest of Pennsyl?
vania's SODS. He is a man of high and
spotless oharaoter. No shadow of suspi?
cion has ever been cast upon him. He
is also a statesman of large experience,
of commanding ability, of liberal t nd
catholic views, and a man, too, of great
The Liberals and Demoorata could not
bave selected a better or more available
candidate. If oharaoter, capacity and
true patriotism can conquer at all in a
conflict with Cameron's gold, they will
do so in the person of Charles B. Baok
alew. The Administration has been sin?
gularly unfortunate in the candidato
forced upon it by the Cameron ring.
Hartranft, the Radical nominee for Go?
vernor, is the present State Auditor, and
ia mixed ap in the Evans frauds and
several other swindling sobemos, of
greater or less magnitude, which have
b6en perpetrated upon the people of
Pennsylvania under the existing, admi?
nistration. The Government of the
State of Pennsylvania, until, perhaps,
the recent daring exploits of the Scott
Moses dynasty in South Carolina robbed
her of that unenviable pre-eminence,
ranked as the most shamelessly corrupt
of any in the Union.
Simon Cameron, the great American
corruptionist, bas bad the State of Penn?
sylvania in bis meahes for many years.
With her great iron, coal, oil, railroad
and banking corporations, all of wbiota
are greatly affected by legislation, she
offers a ?eld of operations to the specu
lative lobbyist seoond to none on tb<
continent. Cameron has proved him
self the master manipulator of ber Gene
ral Assemblies, and to him have soo
cambed all the lesser lights. Amoof
these, as a man after his own heart an<
bis possible successor, is Hartranft
whom he has procured to be nominate!
for Governor by the "regular" Bepubli
Oar Patterson-"honest John"-wbi
is now pitting Moses, is said to hav
been a pupil, and still a sort of partner
of the canny Cameron. This aooount
for tbe fact, wbiob baa lately been die
closed, that Hartranft, last year, speen
lated largely in South Carolina bond:
mostly the new ones, using for that pm
pose the public funds of Pennsylvanie
Hartranft, in short, is nothing more tba
a willing tool of Cameron's, wbo, b
the use of corrupt means, forced hi
nomination, much to the disgust of a
decent Republicans who knew any thin
of his record. Forney's paper, the Ph
ladelpbia Press, perhaps the most inflt
entisl Republican journal in the Stab
opposes him bitterly, and other Repal
hean sheets, not entirely the slaves <
party, refuse also to advocate his ele
In this condition of things it is plai
to seo that if the people of Pennsylvan
were left to themselves, and a fair ele
tion secured, Buckalow would inevitab
sweep the State with a handsome maj
rity. There is every reason to hope th
he will be eleoted any way, despite tl
evil machinations of Cameron and tl
Grant administration. These latte
however, 'will use every means in the
power to put in Hartranft. Should 1
be defeated and Buokalew and an hone
eot of subordinates gain control of tl
government, many of Cameron's frau
?and villainies will certainly bo brought
light, and he forever damned before tl
people. Moreover, he hopes for a i
eleotion to the United States Senate
?ase of Har tran it's suooess. He wou
then have control of the State Treasm
txnd would "handle" the General Assei
Vly, RS usual. With Buokalew as 0
vernor, he will be forced to the retii
ment of private lifo-or, perhaps, of t
penitentiary. For his own sake, the;
fore, Cameron will leave no stone u
tamed to bolp Hartranft.
Grant has equally as much at stal
?nd though he might not himself sto
to the use of euoh base means as i
.common with Cameron, his lioutenai
.Morton, is by no means so scrupulous
Already it ie said that negroes are
being imported from Maryland and Vir
ginia, and ander plea of seeking em?
ployment on railroads and in other
wealthy corporations poder Cameron's
control, are preparing to register and
vote on the 10th* of October.
PoiiiTiCAii JOTTINGS.-Tho Republican
house is on Are in Maine, and it will
take all the wataru of the Keanebeo and
Fonobscot to put it out. Tho Adminis?
tration party Aro dreadfully alarmed. lu
their desperate strait, they sent tho
"thief" and the "murderer" to get them
out of their difficulty, and the murderer
paraded upon the ?tago a man in Ku
Klux uniform to frighten back to the
Qrant ranks the men who wore moving
through the forests of Maine to join the
Liberal party. But let it be understood
that the Liberals have not counted
Maine aB on their side, and huve made
no sanguine predictions with regari to
it at the election on Monday next. The
Radical Republican majority at the last
State eleotion was 10,631, but ut the last
Presidential election Grant's majority
was 28,030. It is a matter of decided
interest to know what Maine will do
now; but the Liberals are quite sufe in
Senator Soharz has hud quite un ova?
tion in Indiana. He spoko at LaFayette
on Friday last to an audience estimated
at 6,000. On the platform were forty
seven little girls, representing the Staten,
who presented him with bouquets. At
night a multitude, amounting to 20,000,
were on the streets with a graud torch?
light procession. The speech of the
Senator is said to have been one of thc
most powerful he ever made. It is nc
wonder; he has been badgered and ridi
oaled for being a foreigner, and other
wise in a most scurvy manner. It is timi
that he should turn, like tho lion, upot
his unscrupulous assailants. They wil
hear from the great Gorman oftener thai
they wish before this campaign i
through. Nast, the caricaturist, is help
ing out mightily to give foroe to tb
blows of the illustrious Teuton.
The convention of elootors of the Li
berni ticket in Columbus, Ohio, on Fri
day last, was a highly interesting affair
Each elector gave a statement of his con
elusions from the canvass thus far, an
tho result was very cheering. The prof
peot of carrying the State elections an
the Liberal ticket for President was ver
bright. Senator Thurman made a sp:
rited and cheering speech. Ho wus t
presido last uight ut a grand mooting i
Columbus to be addressed by Senate
Trumbull. Things move smoothly i
The Grantites ia Pennsylvania mu
have "smelt a rat." One of the Com
ties of the Eleventh District nominate
Governor Curtin for Congress, but 1
was defeated ia the District Conventio
the vote being: Curtin, 6-1; H. Walto:
83. We do not presumo to say how tl
Governor will go, but taking this as
sign, it would seem that ho is not mm
Rev. X)r. Ray, a colored preacher
New York, struck a stratum of com un
sense, in' a recent speech supporting tl
Cincinnati platform, when ho declar
that "why I go-for Horace Greeley
that he has always gone for me-for i
raco. He has always advocated freedc
and equality. That is why I am i
him." Mr. Sumner ha9 urged this poi
in language more elaborate, mid classic
but there is a sturdy honesty, not
speak of an iuviucible logic, in what 1
have quotud, which is quite as forcibh
STATE OV SOUTH CAROLINA,
HEADQ'S NAT'IJ COM. LIU'I, RBP'NS,
CODUMDIA, S. C., August 28, 1872
All voters of this State, who aro
favor of the election of Greeley a
Brown to the Presidency and Vice-P
sidoney of tho United States, and of t
organization of n Liberal Republic
party, on tho basis of tho Cinoinn
platform, aro respectfully and earnee
requested to take immediato steps to
gonizo tho party, and to form Grce
and Brown Clubs in every voting p
oinct of this State. Lot the young n
enter actively upon this work.
Secretaries of clubs will confer a fa
by sending to this office notices of tl
organizations and their locations, tc
thor with a list of their officers, at
early a day as practicable.
S. A. PEARCE, Jit.,
Member Nat'l Com. for State of S. (
HEADQUARTERS TRUE REPUULICJANS
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, Sept. 3, 1872.
County Chairmen appointed at
Convention of True Republicans reci
ly held at the oity of Columbia, and ]
sided over by ex-Gov. James L. Orr,
hereby specially requested to report
mediately to these headquarters; a
all others who may have suggestion
make, or information to impart, in r
renee to the inauguration of an hoi
State administration. AU commun
tions should be addressed to Ja
Brennan, Columbia. S. C.
C. C. BOWEN,
Chairman State Exeoative Committe
JAMES BRENNAN, Seo'y aud Trea'r.
A Republican to Republican*-I.
THEJUBBBAXi BErOTJIiIOAN CANDIDATE FOB
I THE PRESIDENCY.
To the Editor of the IVibuno.
SIB: I have known Horace Greeley for
almost a quarter of a cen tory. For the
last half of that period, it has been my
privilege to Bee him often, and to have
opportunities of observing what manner
of man he is. Without claiming an
extra sharo of ability to judge of men, I
may be excused if I think that I possess
snuh ability to au average degree, and in
the exercise thereof, I do, without tho
least doubt or hesitation, say to Repub?
licans that Mr. Greeley is a perfectly safe
man with whom to entrust Presidential
duties. Am I asked on wUa^ I base such
a judgment? I answer:
He is honest.
He is industrious. .
He is prompt in bis engagements.
He is free from bad habits. v
Ho is morally us pure as tue new
He is kind.
Ho is capable of tilling any place that
he would accept.
He is familiar with the history of our
He is known by and knows ns many of
our publio men as any mau in the Union.
He knows tho capacities of the people
and the resources of the nation.
He is conversant with the powers and
duties of the Federal Government-how
far it should go in protecting the citizen,
and where it should stop ia its dealings
with the States.
He is jealous of tho national honor,
and would always maintain it, us well
with foreigu governments as iu its pecu?
niary and other obligations.
Ho is incapable of a disbonoruble act
as u aitizeu or of disreputable conduct us
au olliaial, and I am quite sure that pub?
lio trusts confided to mm will be held in
honor, administered in justice, und
faithfully executed iu accordance with
law and for the interest ni the people.
Does u candidate for the Presidency
require other and better qualifications
thau these? Have any of our Presidents
possossed either or all of them iu a great?
er degree than does Mr. Greeley? I
think not. Is my opinion governed by
reason or personal regard? For about
one-third of a century Mr. Greeley has
been writing or Hpeaking on public mat?
ters, about public men, on questions of
political economy, on national, State
and municipal affairs, ou questions of
morality, on persouul rights, ou interna?
tional law, and lie must have written in?
telligently, understandingly, or bo would
not, could not, have hud thc, largest cou
tinuous body of rendors iiud listeners
that uuy American bas ever been ho?
nored with or encouraged by; and it
doos uot becomo tbo.so who to-day op?
pose bis election to say that he was au
ordinary writer, for no mau of culinary
capacity has ever acquired tho great in?
fluence on tho publia opinion of this
country that bas been conceded to Mr.
Greeley. To say that bo was au ordi?
nary writer is to belittle tho intelligence
of that great throng of Americans who
have been reading bis writings and list?
ening to bis addresses during all these
long years. To deny his integrity of
purpose is to slander the American peo?
ple, particularly that great element
which embraces the educated, religious,
thoughtful, moral portions of our coun?
trymen, outside as well as inside of po?
litical organizations, for no American
ever has bad so mauy clergymen, states?
men, lawyers, physicians, teachers, stu?
dents, and all those classes whoso brains
move tbe masses, und whoso morality
keeps society from utter degradation, as
readers and auditors, as has Mr. Greeley
ns editor of thu Tribune and ns a speaker
ou the rostrum. Can a man of this sort
be other thau capable, honest, true to
No question of public importance has
ever escaped his pen or speech, and
never hus be been found upholding evil
or upologizing for wrong; never failing
to teach tho ignorant how costly igno?
rance is; never ceasing to teach that
honesty, industry, temperance und fru?
gality were better than their opposites.
No manner of public policy calculated
to ameliorate tho condition of tho peo?
ple over encountered the opposition of
his powerful peu, but, ou ibo contrary,
such measures have always found in bim
an able und zealous champion. Did
flood or Uro lay waste a hamlet or city,
who so prompt to call for aid to tho suf?
fering as tho editor of the Tribune? If
famine or pestilence Btruck down the
people of a foreigu clime, who so ready
to give, and urge others to give, as the
Tribune editor? Who among our edi?
tors and speakers did more ellioieut work
than Mr. Greeley ia the great oauso of
laud reform, whereby millions on mil?
lions of acres of God's fruitful earth
were saved, without price, for God's
toiling children? Everywhere, at all
times and under all oircumstancos, hu
has ever been defending the weak in
their rights against the strong in their
wtong-doiug. Suoh a mancan be trusted
by the people to do the people's work.
NEW YORK, August 23, 1872.
A CASE FOR TIIE Dc ?TORS.-Miss Anna
Ligon, a young lady of the neighbor?
hood of Lebanon Church, wheo quite a
child and more than twenty-five years
ago, ran two dogwood splinters in the
lower part of her foot, which remained
concealed and gave no pain nntil recent?
ly, when inflammation and suppuration
supervened, and the splinters were dis?
charged from the npper part of the foot.
They had remained buried in the flesh
more than twenty-five years, without
pain, and were then thrown out. Why
the long delay and tho final result? Let
the dootors answer.
[Abbeville Press and Banner.
Rev. A. L. Smith, for twenty-five
years an itinerant and local preacher of
the Methodist Church, died at Spartan
burg on the 25th nit., and was buried
with Masonio honors. Ho loaves a widow
and five ohildren.
BOUND THE WOHLD BX RAILROAD -
There are enthusiastic persons who ex?
pect to live to see the tim? when they
can take a palaoe-oar in New York which
will carry them to the utmost confines of
Alaska, get transhipped over Behring's
Straits, and be thence conducted by a
vast oirole railroad through Central Asia,
Upper India, Cabool and Persia, along
the Euphrates Valley, thence to Constan?
tinople, Vienna and the confines of
Western Europe. Sober-mindod folks
think this rather less reasonable than
would bo the expectation of performing
the same journey iu a balloon. To any?
body at all disposed to conclude that,
because the present generation will cer?
tainly see three or four railroad routes
across this ooutiuent, therefore it is not
unreasonable to suppose that, at least one
may traverse, at no remoto date, the en?
tire breadth of Europu and Asia, we re
commeud the mading of thu recent dis?
cussions over what is called '"tho direct
highway to India." This idea found en?
thusiastic advocates at a time wbou our
Pacific railroads were undreamed of, and
us long ugo as 1830 the possibility of
forming tho most essential link of said
highway was vory conclusively demon?
strated by actual survey. Gen. Chesney,
thu veteran explorer of the Euphrates
Valley route to the Persian Gulf, died
without seeing the first stop made to?
ward thu realization of his favorito pro?
ject, aud though bis views have recently
found siillicieut countenance to be mudo I
tho subject of inquiry by a committee of j
the British Parliament, their practical
embodiment seems hardly mort, near
I than it was sixteen years ago. And yet,
this much talked ot railroad between tho
Mediterranean and tho bead of tho Per?
sian Gulf is tho merest installment of the
proposed railroad connection between
Europe und Asia. IT; would bo but 8U0
miles long, aud would require a connec?
tion of ut least equal length to allow it to
tap the European railroad system at Cou
staniinople, ???S? another a good deal
longer to liiflkrrt ut Kuraoh?e, or som?
adjoining point with tho railroads of
British India. It must not be supposed,
however, that the Euphrates Valley Ruud
is a mere geographical chimera. Tho
most practically minded of its opponents
admit that it will be carried out some
day. The difficulty iu tho way of it?> ad?
vocates is to show bow it could bo got to
pay now. Its proposed route is as fol?
lows: A glance at thu map of Asia Minor
will ?how that tho extromo North-east
corner of the Mediterrauoau is occupied
by ?i gulf variously known as that of
Soitideroou, Iskeuderoou or Alexaudret- |
ta. Tho traveler round the world would ?
hort; disembark from a steamer und enter
a railroad car, which would take nun,
probably, by way of Aleppo, to the right
bank of the ancient river Euphrates, lu
tho course of bis journey through Meso?
potamia ho would pass aurosu thu proba?
ble site of the Garden of Eden, would
find Babylon a wayside station, after
passing a branch line to Nineveh, and
would probably cross into thu valley of
the Tigris at thu point where stands Bag
dud, the city of tho Caliphs, und tho
scene of tho marvels of the. Arabian
Nights. Thence to Kowait, ut thu bead
of the Persian Gulf, would bc but a brief
journey, and nt that point tho steamer
would be ia waiting to convey him, if
bound for ludia, to Karacheo, the great
sea-port of Sciude. Of course, the geo?
graphers, tho social philosophers, und
tho probable Cook's excursionists grow
enthusiastic over tho prospect of bring?
ing the hoar autiquity of Chaldean dy?
nasties face to faco with the latest pro?
ducts of the world's civiliz itiou. "To
Babylon and back for $300," might even
attract hundreds of oar own countrymen
to fulfill the prophecy of au enthusiastic
member of the British Association that
? tho "restoration of tue ancient route of
tho Euphrates" would bring throe couti
neuts into closer relation, besides "reju?
venating" Babylon and Niuoveb, and
"reawakening" Bagdad and Cteni ?dion.
To tho Euglish mind there is also the
tempting prospect of makiug the Go?
vernment independent of the Suez Canal
for the conveyance of troops to ludia.
And yet, although all that is wanted is
the guarantee of the British Government
to u four per cont, luau of $50,000,000,
tho idea hus not met in official or busi?
ness quarters with anything like en?
couragement. Tho Turkish Government
is open to givo all tho laud that is want?
ed, freo of cost, to talco the joint respon?
sibility of the loan, to give the yield cf
the customs duties of two ports, and cf
sundry provincial revenues, to tho pro?
posed corporation; und, in fact, to un?
dertake thu construction of tho railroad,
after tho money has been raised, reserv?
ing to tho British Government right of
transportation of mails and troops. And
still it may safely be predicted that the
road will not bo prosecuted-nt least for
several years to come.-New York Times.
RADICAL RAPACITY AND SOUTHERN
RUIN.-Tho Radical Governor of North
Carolina admitted in his last message
that the people of that State could not
pay their heavy taxes und make their
living nt tho same time. The same may
be said of every Southern State in which
a Radical Government, chosen by ne?
groes and propped np by Grant's bayo?
nets, is iu existence. In Florida and
South Carolina the taxes amount virtual?
ly to confiscation. The sherill's are un?
able to realize at public sale the amount
taxed by the carpet-bag and soallawag
legislatures upon the delinquent proper
j ty. While tho ability of tho people to
; pay has been diminished six-fold by the
I destructiveness of tho war, the taxes
have more than trebled. Rain stares a
third part of the Union in the face, and
we are asked to clinch it by the re-elec?
tion of Grant.-New York News.
FIRE.-We regret Ito hear of tho loss
by fire, of Mr. A. Loryea's residence, at
Branchville, whiob occurred on Satur?
day morning last. Through the ex?
ertions of tho citizens, the greater por?
tion of the furniture was saved. Mr.
Loryea estimates his loss at $3,000.
[ Orangeburg Times.
CITT MATTERS.-The price- of single
copies of the FHCENH is Ave cents.
The advertising agency of Walker,
Evana & Cogswell, represented by Ros?
well T. Logan, Esq., is tbe only author?
ized agency for this paper in Charleston.
A largo and varied lot of cards, suita?
ble for weddings, invitations, visiting
and business purposes, have just been re?
ceived at this ofiico, which, owing to the
dull season, will be printod at low rates.
Old newspapers for salo at PHOENIX
office, at fifty cents a hundred.
A colored man complains that he went
to the market, yesterday, and ordered
ham and eggs, at a stall; but beefsteak
and rice wero provided, and, when the
would-be egg-eater objected, a odored
policeman was called, who furced the
dissatisfied darkey to bolt the objection?
able food. Twenty-five cents was then
forced from tho unwilling darkey, who
then went on his way growling. Where
is the Ku Klux Committee?
Mr. Koneman will accept our thanks
for a bowl of capital ox-tail soup. He is
addicted to such. His saloon is on As?
sembly street, opposite the market.
We acknowledge tho receipt of on in?
vitation from the managers to a costume
ball at CatooBa Springs, Ga., on the 12th
iust. Among the Committee of Recep?
tion, we notice the names of Generals
Hampton and Bonham, of this State.
Thoro is a prayer meeting under the
auspices of tho Young Men's Christian
Association every Friday evouing, ut 8
o'clock. The meeting is open to nil
yoong meu, und is held at the Reuding
The fall trade will soon open iu om
city, with fine prospects of a fair busi?
ness. Many of our merchants are now
in the Northern cities making their pur?
chases, and by tho middle of the currenl
mouth, wo look for unusual activity IL
business circles. Wo are selfish enough
to hopo that our columns will soon teen
willi tho advertisements of our enterpris?
ing merchants, aud generous enough tc
hope that they may fiud tho investmen
one of thu most profitable of their lives
The Columbia Division No. 6 of th)
Sons of Temperance have erected i
beautiful l?utern ut the front of tbei
ball, to bo lighted on the evenings o
their meetings-Thursday of each week
Tho motto of the order is displayed in i
triangular form on each observable par
of tho lantern-"Love, Parity, Fidelity.
Some artist, who detected a waut o
glaring color in the largo pictures dis
played on tho fence at the corner o
Main and Lidy streets, by the Greu
Eastern Circus, hus undertaken to sup
ply tho same by a free application o
poke berry juice.
Tho explosion of a kerosene lamp a
the residence of M?SB Percival, on Plaii
street, last night, raised a stir among th
firemen; no material damage done.
The following is the programme b
Prof. Buchar's 18th Infantry Baud fo
this afternoon: -.*<
Selections from Bellini's Opera Sc
Selections from Li Perichole-Offen
Flying Cloud Galop-Goetz.
We return our thanks to tho membei
of the string bund for a delightful seri
nude, last night.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Norther
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; clones 12.C
A. M. Charleston duy mail opens 4.2
P. M.; closes COO A. M. CharleBto
night mailopeus 7.00 A. M.; closes6.1
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 1
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. WTestern opei
and closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington opei
2.30 P. M.: closes 11.30 A. M. O
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
Speaking of "Old John Robinson
big show," the Baltimore Sim says:
"THE CIRCUS.-John Robinson's ci
cns, now on exhibition at Richmon
Market lot, is, according to the goner
verdiot of those who have seen and ei
joyed it, one of the very best shows evi
exhibited in Baltimore-certainly a mo
attractivo entertainment for familie
and is visited both afternoon and nigl
by large audiences. The menagerie d
partment contains some rare speoimei
of the animal kingdom, including si
lions, a hage rhinoceros, an ostrio
standing fifteen feet high, a hippopot
mons, and other equally rare and int
resting studies. In all its appointment
the circus ia complete, over forty pe
formers appearing in the ring at oi
time. Among the riders, aro sever
daring actors, whose performano
always elioit the greatest applause. Foi
clowns furnish fun for the boys, and ai
of course, the most popular members
PBCENIXIANA.-Immense belt buokl
are ooming into fashion. They are
gold or silver, and worn at the side in
It is said the washerwomen are gettii
up a wring.
Courage, the commonest of the vi
taos, obtains mora applause than disci
lion, the rarest of them.
THU RECEPTION OF THE PHONIX HOOK
AND LADDER TBUOK.-Yesterday after?
noon, there wat! a jubilee or jollification
among the firemen-the occasion being
the reception of a new and improved
hook and ladder apparatus by our name?
sake, the PHONIX. The machine was
built by J. H. Hartshorn & Co., of New
York, aud is perfect in every respect
having six ladders of different lengths,
ten short and ten long hooks, lanterns,
etc. A committee from (ho company,
consisting of Messrs. Wm. 0. Kennedy,
C. Brookbanks, A. Goldsmith, James
Dunu and R. Rosenthal, received the
apparatus in Charleston, and attended
to its transie- to the train for this oity,
where it arrived ut IP. M., yesterday.
The members of tho Phonix, under
Capt. Jack Little, the Palmetto Steamer,
Vice-president Shields, and the Inde?
pendent Steamer, Capt. McKenzie, as?
sembled at their different rendezvous at
hilf-past 2 o'clock, and at half-past 3,
under direction of Capt. John McKenzie,
headed by Prof. Ly Brand's Silver Cor?
net Band, and followed by a carriage
containing Mayor Alexander and the
committee, proceeded to the depot .of
the South Carolina Railroad, where the
apparatus was taken in charge and car?
ried to tho Pheonix Hook and Ladder
house, corner of Assembly and Taylor
streets. The steamers were propelled
by teams of mules. After housing the
different machines, the members re?
paired to the City Hall, where a collation
was served up-Capt. McKenzie presid?
ing. After knives and forks had per?
formed ther duty for a reasonable length
of time, Mayor Alexander was called
upon, who, in a few words, compliment?
ed the fire department, and closed by a
call upon Capt. Little, of the Phonix.
Capt. L. responded, but excused him?
self from making a lengthy speech, and
iu winding up his remarks called upon
Mr. John Caldwell-a liberal patron of
thu fire department of Columbia. Capt.
Caldwell told the assemblage "what he
knew about firemen," and subsided.
Capt. Jeuns, a veteran member and ex
Captain of the Phonix, in response to
numerous calls, returned his thanks, and
complimented Capt. McKenzie, who, in
turu, brought np somebody else; but by
this time, as, according to Burns, "the
mirth and fun grew fast and furious,"
"yo local" deemed it expedient to take
up his line of march.
The following is the report of the
committee on tho new machine:
To the Officers and Members of the Phonix
Axe. ilouk and Ladder Company.
GENTLEMEN: We, tho undersigned
committee appointed to examine your
new machine, beg leave to state that we
have performed that duty, and take plea?
sure in recommending it as a good, sub?
stantial machine, and well adapted to the
purpose for which it is intended. Very
respectfully, RICHARD TOZER,
A. F. CARROLL,
J. C. SEEGEBS,
COLUMBIA, S. C., Sept. 5, 1872.
The following are the officers of the
Phoenix. And just here we "rise to ex?
plain." The company numbers thirty
six active men-many of them experi?
enced; and we venture the assertion that
the alarm bell will not put forth many
strokes before the apparatus-whether or
not Capt. Jackson is at the tiller-will be
on i*s way to the fire:
Foreman-J. L. Little.
The uniform consists of a leathern
hat, labeled "Phonix," redfiaunel shirts,
black pants and leathern belts. Before
I concluding, we must say that the colla?
tion was of a charaoter to suit the assem?
blage, but a liberal-minded gentleman,
deeming champngne-and we agree with
him-absolutely necessary, furnished
P. S.-Capt. McKenzie was to have
appeared on horseback; but as it was
expected that numerous teams would be
in attendance, and it was feared that tho
unusual sight might frighten the ani?
mals, it was deemed expedient to forego
that portion of the programme.
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weakness produce despondency, and the
invalid who is laboring ander bodily
torture, debility and mental depression
at the same time, is indeed in a pitiable
?condition. Bnt let all who are thus
I situated take heart A balm is provided
both for their physical and mental in?
firmities in Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
Among the commonest sources of pain,
uneasiness and melancholy are tho dis?
eases which affect the stomach, the liver,
the alimentary canal, the nerves and the
mas?les, saoh as dyspepsia, bilious dis?
orders, constipation, headache, hysteria,
and rheumatism, all ot wbioh yield
readily to the regulating, invigorating
and purifying inflaenoe of this peerlesi
vegetable tonic, stimulant and restora
tive. Take courage, sorrowful invalids
yon will find the help yon need in Hos
tetter's Bitters. ?lf3
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
C. C. Bowen-To Connty Chairmen.
Meeting Palmetto Lodge.