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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Saturday Morning, September 7,1872,
For President of the United States.
HORACE ORBBLBT. or New York.
B. GRATZ BROWN, of Minoan.
Tnt Two Ticket?.
The white people of the State are very
generally agreed to pat no candidates in
tue field for State offices. The Conserva?
tive preiiB of the State, which we pre?
sume is quite a safe iudex of the public
sentiment in this regard, is unanimous
ia the opiuion that there should be no
Conservative opposition. Oar concur?
rence in this view has been on file for
several months. Inasmuch, however, as
we decline, from prudential reasons, to
have candidates of oar own choosing, it
is eminently proper that we weigh well
the respective merits and demerits of the
two Radical tickets, to which we are to
be ooniined in our choice. Some of oar
contemporaries seem to see very little
difference between the two. The ex?
pressive terms "biled crow and buz?
zard," "black dog and monkey," &c,
are need to oonvey their estimation of
the comparative characters of Tomlinson
We have taken, and still take, a far
more comfortable, and, as we think, a
far more correct view of the case.
If Tomlinson is no better than Moses,
then there is no choice even of evils left
ns, and no hope of reform, however the
election may result. People who think
that way, who seo only "biled arow and
buzzard" offered np before them, should,
to be consistent, mokoan effort to seonre
some third and more palatable dish. We
throw ont this Saggestion particularly
for tho consideration of our contempo?
rary, the Charleston News, which pro?
fesses to have looal reform so mnoh at
heart that it fell into the liveliest appre?
hensions, a few days ago, lest the "dan?
gerous load of the PHOXIX" might
deprive the good people of the State of
the charming prospect held forth to
them of a choice between "biled crow
and buzzard." Now, we have to say to
our friend of the News, if we thought as
he professes to think, we would not hesi?
tate to advooate just what he seems so
much to dread, and which is to nomi?
nate another set of candidates, against
whom no suspicion could be entertained.
We would not, at any rate, as the
News is certainly doing, bolster up the
odious and corrupt Moses, by berating
tbe better Tomlinson. If they are both
thieves, both bribe-takers and steeped in
venality, we would all be aoting the part
of poltroons and faithless citizens of the
State to tamely submit to the election of
either one as Governor of South Caro?
lina. But we do not, we are glad to say,
think as the News does. Reuben Tom?
linson, until bis nomination by the
Bolters' Convention, was the boast of
the Republican party, on account of his
integrity. He was pointed to by the
Radicals as a living refutation of the
charge that the carpet baggers were all
thieves and sooundrels. His integrity
was unquestioned by the Conservatives,
even in the bitter campaign of 4870,
when they said everything bad whioh
they knew or had reason to suspect of
their political antagonists. Ho was, in?
deed, a sort of ounosity among carpet?
baggi rs, because he wouldn't steal,
or, ut least, had tbut r?putation.
Everybody believed he was' honest,
and very reasonably, too, for it is hardly
within the bounds of possibility that the
other guilty officials would have allowed
him to remain as a standing reproach to
them if there had been any truthful I
grounds of suspicion. Now, because he
heads an opposing political faction, the
"regalar rognes" turn and attempt to
blacken the only white spot left on their
dirty record, that declaring that there
was no honest carpet-bagger, for even
Tomlinson is a thief. Now, if Tomlin?
son is corrupt, they have been lying to
ns all along, and withont any apprecia?
ble motive. The chances are as a thou?
sand to one that they are lying now,
when they have every inducement to rob
him of his good name.
We are sorry to tee that the Moseyites '
have induced Judge Melton to do their
dirty work for them, bf besliming Tom?
linson. He says he can prove that Tom?
linson gave his personal pledge to mem?
bers of the General Assembly that the
bribes promised them for passing the
.phosphate bill should be paid. We have
no idea that Jadge Melton made this
charge withont believing it to be trae.
He onght to be a jadge of the value of
evidence, and doubtless wonld be, were
ho properly at himself. This he cannot
bo, or else he would not now be dangling
on to a tioket with Franklin J. Moses at
the head. We will not be surprised at
any odd pranks he may ont, till he
comes to his good senses again.
If atty of these charges had been made
against Tomlinson, we should bo forced
to think there was something in them,
and throw him overboard at onoe. But
coming at the time and from the source
which they do, we take it that nothing
short of the naked proof itself will in?
fluence any sensible man to believe them.
As to Moses, we have nothing more to
say. Oar opinion of him has been ex?
pressed, from time to time, for the last
three years. Oar people know him well
enough never to degrade their right of
suffrage by exercising it in his behalf.
the faot that the Constitution of the
United States contains an expross provi?
sion against paying any debt or obliga?
tion incurred in aid of insurrection,
many Grant organs still affect to believe
that Mr. Greeley will "pay off the rebel
debt." They are probably af raid he will
do so suddenly some night, while every?
body is asleep.
Boutwell makes the best showing he
can in regard to the reduction of the
national debt. He is perfectly aware
thf.t bis retention in Grant's C: ' .act is
dependent upon the ingenuity he dis?
plays in "dootorin ?" the public accounts.
After the 4th of Mardi next, we shall
probably get at a true understanding of
our financial condition.
The nomination of Gen. Dix by the
Republicans of New York has not
strengthened their cause. The d?corons
old man will not divide the Democratic
vote, even if the approaching conven?
tion should unfortunately make a weak
nomination for Governor, which is not
at all probable. Greeley develops new
strength every day. We think it is very
likely that Greeley and Brown will carry
New York by from 75,000 to 100,000 ma?
jority. The Louisville Grant adjunct
will help Greeley in the Empire State as
it will elsewhere.
Ever since his father was defeated by
Greeley for the Liberal nomination at
Cincinnati, Quincy Adams and the whole
Adams tribe have been down on the
Liberal movement. They now go into
the Grant fold through the doors of tho
Danoan side show. They leave no gap.
The thing hos golton so warm in In?
diana that Senator Schulz has to ad?
dress his fellow-citizens ut midnight,
sunrise or anytime a crowd collects to
Correiipondenee of (lie Piiociiix.
GRRBNVILLB, S. C., Sept. 5, 1872.
EDITOR PHOSIX: The Radical cam?
paign was commenced to-night on behalf
of the bolting wing of that party by an
open-nir speech from Judgo Orr. He,
in effect, repeated his Fourth of July
oration in Greenville in favor of Grant
and Wilson, and after preparing his au?
dience, launched into State politics; re?
viewed tho proceedings of the delectable
Radical Convention lately held in Co?
lumbia; exposed the tricks of that pa?
tron saint ?nd exemplar cf South Caro?
lina Radicalism. Ob! Holy M oses I how
thy party friends abuse thee! But thou
art sharp enough to clean out the Orrs
and ull opposition, else you would be
unworthy of your lineage. "In this war
! of roses we goes for Moses." In our
stupidity we have believed that South
Carolina Radicalism, or Republicanism,
if yon preter it, was invented or insti?
tuted for the personal benefit of some?
body or somebody else, or, least-wise,
for the exclusive benefit of the lenders
of said party, and not for the interest
and beno?t of the "dear people."
We patiently but vainly listoned to
bear Judgo Orr confess his mistake in
vehemently urging his fellow-citizens,
?wo years since, to sustain for office the
very parties bo now so bitterly de?
Judge John T. Green, of Sumter, took
the stund, uud followed Judgo Orr in
denunciations of this heaven-born party,
that now hus its daws on the vitals of
our State. It would striko a hearer as
eminently proper that men professing so
much honor uud principle should come
out from among such a set of rascals as
they say they aro associated with, and
unite with decent and honest people, and
olean out the whole lot. The numbers
in attendance were (?mall; enthusiasm
"small by degress and beautifully less.''
We aro strongly impressed with tho no?
tion thut Moses has the ear and heart of
the dear people hereabouts. M.
ARMY. WORM.-The army worm in
great numbers 'have made their appear?
ance in our village, attacking tho gardens
and doing considerable damage to vege?
tation. These worms, so far, however,
seem to confine their ravages to the
young turnips and grass. We have heard
of some complaint, also, by the farming
community of these destructive visitors.
We learn they have attacked the cotton
fields in one or two sections of the Coun?
ty, but so far no damage has been done.
No ARMS CALLED FOR.-We are re?
quested, by J. S. Mobley, to say tho re?
port that he had requested the Governor
to Send 400 stand of arma to this Coun?
ty, is false. Mobley says he has not
made any requisition for armB, and di et
not think there is any neoessity for arm?
ing the militia, BO long as the County re?
mains in its present quiet and orderly
A white oak tree near Fairborn, Geor?
gia, measured fifteen feet in circumfer?
ence four feet from the ground.
Devrient, the greatest German actor
of the century, is c ?ad.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, HON.
GBOBOB S. BRYAN PRKSIDINO.-A agaa t
29.-United States vs. Samuel Sherman.
Perjury. Guilty. Sentence-Let the
defendant be imprisoned for one year,
and pay a fine bf $200.
United States vs. Anderson Goodlet.
Perjury. Guilty. Sentence-Let the
defendant bo imprisoned for one year,
and pay a fine of $200.
Ordered, that the Clerk and Marshal
of the District Court do make a jury list
from the County of Greenville of 800
names of citizens, qualified under the
laws of the State of South Carolina to
serve in the highest courts of the State,
and they shall call upon the Clerk and
Sheriff of the County of Greenville to
furnish a list of citizens, being persons
of good moral character and sound judg?
ment, and freo from nil legal exceptions.
From the list so made up the Clerk and
Marshal shall, in tho presence of the
Court, annually draw the jurors-nine?
teen grand and thirty-one petit and pleas
jurors-to serve for next term.
August 30.-United States vs. Henry
S. Hack. Illegal removal and conceal?
ment of distilled spirits. Not guilty.
Ou motion of T. S. Arthur, attorney fur 1
defendant, recognizance of defeudaut
United States vs. Richard Wiun. Vi?
olation of Internal Reveuue law. On
motion, ordered that the bond be murked
as satisfied, and that he be allowed to
go hence without day.
Ia re Barksdalo Charles, of Greenville
-In bankruptoy. On motion of Earle
& Blythe, pro petitioner, it is ordered
that the petition and schedule of B.
Charles bo referred to W. J. dawson,
Register in Bankruptoy.
September 2.-United States vs. Her?
bert Garmany-Distiller without paying
special tax. Guilty. Sentenced to six
months' imprisonmsnt and to pay a fine
United States rs. Simpson Floyd and
Perry Nash-Sentence for violation of
internal revenue law. Ordered that the
above named persons be transferred from
Greenville County jail to the jail of
Spartanbarg County, to undergo sen?
J. D. Sampson Sc Co. rs. Donald A
An order for judgment by default having
been taken in this casu, damages as?
sessed at 8835.11.
Charles S. Park vs. Elizabeth G.
Stokes-Debt. Au order for judgmeut
by default having been taken in this
case, damages assessed ut 811.239.02.
In re J. L. Greenhouse & Co. r.s. F. H.
Bates-Petition of involuntary bauk
rnptoy. Ordered that bo bavo leave to
appear ia Ibis case, and plead to and de?
fend tbe petition - for involuntary bank?
ruptcy of defendant, ut bis owu cost
JElcparle Thomas S. Arthur, Jr.-Peti?
tion for admission to practice iu United
States Courts. Prayer granted.
Ex parte J. Walter Gray-Potitiou for
admission to practice in United Stutes
Courts. Prayer granted.
It is generally supposed that the pu?
nishment of being broken on tho wheel
went out with tho rack, the thumb-screw
and the frightful embrace of the spiked
"Maiden." It appears that the punish?
ment of the wheel still exists in Servia
for murderers, highway robbers and in?
cendiaries. An execution by this mode
bas juht taken placu there. Two meu,
Moses Alexander Wertbstein and Sebas
tolus Alexiry, were broken on tho wheel
for the murder of a family of a farmer
named Detrestisy. The particulars of
the execution aro horrible. Wbeu sen?
tenced, Alexiry maintained his com?
posure, but Wertbstein broke into loud
screams and cried for meroy. A large
number of peoplo assembled uren nd the
scaffold. All the time consumed in the
preliminary preparations, Wertbstein
continued to Eoreum and beg for mercy.
All being ready, tho executioner drew
from a greou bug an iron clnb with a
knot at tho end. With this he proceeded
to crush tho shoulders, the knees and
every joint in the body of these crimi?
nals. It was, from the accounts given,
an exhibition brutal almost beyond con?
Quito recently, thcro was some proba?
bility of thu sudden stop being put to
the conjectures of the press as to the
meauing of tho conference about to be
hold at Berlin betweon the Emperors of
Austria, Russia and Prussia. One of
the essential parties, tho Emperor| of
Russia, came very near being compelled,
by an unavoidable, and yet very custom?
ary circumstance in this empire, to be
absent. In fact, an attempt was mado
to assassinate him on his last journey by
car to Lavidia. The Presse of Vienna
states that a large stone had been placed
upon the track near the station of Mor
darowka on the Balta Odessa line. For?
tunately, the engineer of the imperial
train perceived tho obstruction in timo
to check the cars. It was a narrow
esoape, and shows that tho enemies of
the empire will resort, to the old moans
to rid themselves of an obnoxious Empe?
ror. Assassination is yet popular, and
the present Emperor will have to run
the gauntlet as his predecessors did.
THURIBLE DEATH OP A CHABIJESTOX
LADY.-Mrs. Nathans, formerly Miss
Catherine Hort, of Charleston, and a
sister-in-law of tho late General Gads?
den, met with a terrible death lately.
She was returning with her husband
from Long Branoh, and when at Jen ey
City, finding that they had got into the
wrong cars, Mr. Nathans and herself
made an attempt to leave while the train
was moving. Tho gentleman suoceedod
in getting ont, and while attempting to
assist Mrs. Nathans, she fell, and before
she could be rescued tho train passed
over her, killing her almost instantly.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathnns wero. au nged
oouple and both in bad health. They
resided in Philadelphia, and wero muoh
esteemed by a large circle of friends,
who sympathize deeply with the sur?
vivor in this terrible calamity.
A SEASON NOT EXACTLY LIKE THE PBS
BUST OHE-FIFTY SEVEN YEARS Aoo.
Wb.il? every one is speakiog of the pre?
ss?t SBS180U as being remarkable in its
characteristics, I have gathered for yonr
readers some reliable faots of tho year
1816, known as "the year without a som?
mer." Few persons now living can re?
collect, bnt it was the coldest evor known
through Europe and America. The fol?
lowing is a brief abstract of tho weather
during each month of the year:
January was mild, so much so as to
ronder tires almost needless iu parlors.
December previous was very cold.
February was not very cold; with tho
exooption of a few days it was mild, like
March was cold and boisterous during
the first part of it; the remainder was
mild. A great freshet on thu Ohio and
Kentucky Iii vers caused great loss of pro?
April began warm, but grow colder as
the month advanced, uud ended with
snow and ioe and a temperature more
like winter than spring.
May was moro remarkable for frowoB
than smiles. Buds uud fruits were
frozen; icu formed half au inch thick,
corn killed, uud tbe tields agaio and
agnin replanted until deemed too late.
June was the coldest ever known in
this latitude. Frost, ice aud snow wero
common. Almost every green thing
killed. Fruit nearly all destroyed. Snow
fell to the depth of ten inches in Ver?
mont, several in Maine, three in thu in?
terior of New York, and also in Massa?
chusetts. Considerable damage was done
at New Orleans in consequence of the
rapid riso of the river. The suburb.)
wore covered with water, and the roads
were only passable with boats.
July was accompanied by frost and
ice. On tho 5th ice was formed of the
thickness of u common window glass
throughout New England, New York,
sud some parts of Pennsylvania. Indian
corn was nearly all destroyed; some fa?
vorably situated tields escaped. This
was true of some of the hill farms of
August was more cheerless, if possible,
than tbe summer mouths already passed.
Ice was formed half un inch thick. 1 li?
dian com was so frozen that the great
part was cut down and dried for fodder.
Almost every green thing was destroyed,
both iu tbis country und in Europe.
Pupers received from England state
"that it would be rememberod by the
preaeut generation that tho y cir 1816
was a year in which there was uo sum?
mer." Very little corn ripenud iu the
New Englaud and Middle States. Far?
mers supplied themselves from tbe cora
produced in 1815 for tho seed of tho
spring of 1817. It sold at from four to
five dollars per bushel.
September furnished about two weeks
of tlu: ' mildest weather of tho seasou.
Soon after the middlo, it became very
cold end frosty; icu formed a quarter of
un inch thick.
October produced moro than its share
of cold weather; frost and icu in common.
November was cold uud blustering.
Snow fell so as to make good sleighing.
December was mild and comfortable.
The above is a brief summary of "the
cold bummer of 1316," ns it was called, in
order to distinguish it from tho cold
season. The wiuter was mild. Frost
and ice wero common in every month of
the year. Very little vegetation ma?
tured in the Eastern and Middle States.
Tho sun's rayn seemed to bo destitute
of heat throughout the summer; ull na?
ture was clad iu u sable hue, and men
exhibited no little anxiety coucoruing
the future of this life.
The average wholesale price of flour
during that year, in the Philadelphia
market, was thirteen dollar.; per barrel.
The average price of wheat iu England
was niuety-thrco shillings per quarter.
-.> . ?- -?
Brigandage in Italy has not yet, in
spite of tho exertions of thu authorities,
been suppressed. It is not a pleasant
life, that of an Italian brigand. The
romance of it lins long ugo becu proved
a myth. Fra Diavola makes his appear?
ance only in tho picturesque attire and
studied ut ti tuiles of Castle or Iiableman.
Thc real brigand is a brutal, ignorant,
stolid niarderer-cuting course food,
-Jeeping on tho ground in ull weathers,
chased from place to place, with no rest,
wretched, ragged, and probably rheu?
matic. If it was not for his crimes, ho
would be a pitiable object. Be certainly
can lay no claim to bo a hero. Gene?
rally ho is content with sharing the fru?
gal meal of some frightened peasant,
and stealing small sums from native tra?
velers. Occasionally, however, larger
prey is captured. Tho brigand Marizi,
of tho province of Salerno, has just
seized a Signor Marcusi, and refuses
100,060 francs runsom for bim. The
Government has offered a reward of
$10,000 for the capture of Manzi, dead
or alive. Another brigand in the moun?
tains of the Basilicata has recently re?
leased another captive for tho ransom of
$3,000. It appears strange that such a
state of affairs should continue to exist
in the midst of oivilized Europe.
DEATHS.-Mr. Reuben Ly les died at
his residence, in tbis County, a few days
since, of congestive chills. Mr. Lyles
was a man highly respected in the com?
munity where he resided, and his loss
will bu felt and deplored by bis friends
and neighbors. He was one of the few
surviving members of the Palmetto Re?
giment, that fought so gallantly during
the war with Mexioo.
Miss Sallie Smith, residing a short dis?
tance from this place, died a few days
ago, aged near seventy years. Sba was
a lady who, though living in seclusion
tho latter portion of her life, was highly
esteemed by the few friends with whom
she associated.-Laurensville Herald.
It is reported from London that Daw?
son, the geographer and traveler, who
bas returned from Zanzibar, reports that
ho has boen in communication with Dr.
OHIO SHAKEN TO ITS GOBE-A HIGH
TONED WHITE GIRL ELOPES WITH A NE
ORO.-Tho Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
That portion of this world's eooioty
living in this County, and in the imme?
diate vicinity of Dublin, has been shaken
to its foundation, and the vibration has
not yet ceased. The cause of this re?
markable condition of things is tbe
elopement of Miss Mary Evorett, a mem?
ber of one of the oldest and most re?
spectably connected families in tbe
County, with Frank Thompson, one of i
the most ill-shapen negroes in the coun?
Tbe blow is a very painful one to the
family and relatives, and everything pos?
sible is being done to save the infatuated
girl from a life of misery and degrada?
tion. Detectives are on tbeir track, aud
thoy will be bunted to the death. Frank
Thompson, who has induced the young
lady to share his fortunes, is a blinky
eyed, ronod-sbouldered negro, with a
nureiy African countenance. He has
been working on the Everett farm for
about three years, and has aonducted
himself, generally speaking, in a manner
iu consonance with the position cf ii
hired man. No oue ever entertained a
thought, or even a shadow of suspicion,
tbut there existed between tho negro and
tho girl any state of feeling calculated to
lend to the present unfortunate state of
affairs. Tho Everett family is connected
by marriuge with tome of our prominent
citizens, and the mortification is keenly
felt. Miss Mary Everett is a young lady
of about nineteen years of age, and, al?
though not pronounced handsome, was
endowed with certain qualities popular
to her sex that endeared her in the hearts
of all who know her.
How she ever became infatuated with
or was brought about to leave home,
frieuds and society for Thompson, is one
j of those inexplicable circumstances that
bus bothered the wisest heads since the
world began. The father nf the girl
died last year, and the property has just
been divided, M?SH Mary's share amount?
ing to fifty or sixty acres of good land,
which, if in the market, would bring a
very good price.
The runaways, last Friday, made ap?
plication to Judge Pugh, of the Probate
Court, for a liceuse to marry, but it was
refused. Since that time, tbeir where?
abouts is unknown. The unfortunate
[ girl was the only unmarried daughter,
aud thu step she has taken has cast upon
ber people a disgrace of the most pain
! ful character.
CAPERS OP LIGHTNING.-The lightning
cuts up some queer capers sometimes,
mid u narrow escape from death is told
by one of the Connecticut papers. "The
electric fluid entered at the window of a
room in the second story, where u boy
lay in bed, but not asleep. It leaped
across tho room to tho wall, crossing the
tied where tbe boy lay, and tore both
tho sheets ou the bcd into fragments,
scorching one badly, but leaviug the boy
unharmed. It ripped laths and plaster?
ing from tho wall, and scattered them all
over tho room. Then it descended to
tho lower floor, and into a closet, smash?
ing a largo quantity of crockery. It
hurled two lamps from a mantel-piece in
the kitchen across the room, overturned
and smashed a clock on the other side
of tho chimney, and then separated into
three bolts, two of wbioh went down
through a brick hearth into the cellar,
whiie a third went out at the Bide of the
house, rippiug the boards in pieces.
The boy, wild with fear, caine running
dowu Btairs, entirely naked, and don't
recoil.u:t whether he took off his night?
shirt himself, or whether the lightning
took it oil for him. He was unharmed,
not even stunned. He said that he lay
'cuddled' down into the bed, (a large
feather bed,) with the clothes drawn up
over his head, so that he contd not seo
the lightning, and that there was a noise
us if some ouo had fired a oannon in his
ears; that there was barning heat and a
general tumbliug-up of everything, and
that bo thought ho had stayed there
about long enough, and so went down
A correspondent writing of Charles
O'Conor, says: "In stature Mr. O'Conor
is rather tall and of rather a slender
build. He dresses plainly, und this adds
to his plebinn aspect. His countenance
is decidedly Irish, and is of that medium
.stamp that is found between the gentry
and kern of that island. Ho might rea?
sonably be taken for a successful grocer
or a thrifty dry goods merchant, or even
for a second rate physician. There is
something in that plain countenance,
with its dry, hard lines of thought, that
tells of labor; but the latter does not
suggest literary culture. There is an ab?
sence of all graoe or general attraction,
but we seo nerve and calm decision there,
; and a hidden power is also suggested
that makes one stand in awe. From bis
personal appearance, I should say that
Mr. O'Conor would have made a good
military commander, also an executive
officer of great success. He would make
a good Prosident were it not for his pre?
judices, wbioh are invincible. Mr.
O'Conor has had a variety of important
cases, one of whioh was the famous
Forrest divorce suit, whioh was in his
hands in its various stages for fourteen
years. He has now retired from busi
noBS, but will finish all his old business;
and hence ho continues the famous Jamel
will oase, which has bean sevon years be?
fore the various courts."
THE FIRE AT WALKER, EVANS & COGS?
WELL'S.-We regret to learn that the fire
at the extensive printing and publication
establishment of the above enterprising
and energetic firm will not fall short of
$10,000, and may reach $15,000. The
damage to the building will not exoeed
$1,000 probably, bnt it is in the stook,
wet to check the progress of the fire, tbe
heaviest losses have occurred.
Why would Grant make a good rail?
road oondactor? Because ho never
misses any of his connexions.
It o o a 1 Ito
Cm MATTERS.-Tbe price of single
oopies of the PHCKNIX is five cents.
Rev. J. L. Reynolds, D.D., having
returned, religious services may be ex
peoted in the Baptist church to-morrow.
We have received from Messrs. E. W.
Harrison & Co., 41 and 43 Warren street,
New York, a specimen of tbeir "Old
White Hat" badge. It is particularly
neat, and is recommended by the Na?
tional Liberal Republican and Demo?
cratic Committees. Go-ahead ogentB
oould do well by selling these badges.
Yesterday we had another installment
of tbe "heated term."
The Congaree River is lower at the
present time than it has been for many
yeurB. It is possible to walk across on
the stones and sand bars.
The Rev. E. A. Bolles, General Agent
American Bible* Society, will visit Pick-'
ens Court House, to preach, to-morrow,
September 8, on which occasion he will
organize a Bible society.
THE NEW BRIDGE.-Mr. Mercer, tLe<
superintendent of Dr. Neagle's bridge
over the Congaree River, is pushing his
work along-nearly two-thirds of the
structure baing np. As the 15th is the
day, according to the contract, when the
job is to be completed, it is absolutely
necessary to "rush." The bridge will be
a substantial structure-built on a plan
somewhat novel, at least for this part of
PHCENIXIANA.-The easiest of all work i
is the making of other people uncom?
fortable. You can realize more from
smaller investments in that line than in
A correspondent says that the Swiss
Einsedelu lives by its religion. A good
deal of the religion now-adays is better
to live than to die by.
We hear a great deal about labor re?
form, but there seems to be a greater
need of reforming some of those fellows
who don't labor.
A man that marries a widow is bound
to give up smoking and chewing. If
sho gives up her weeds for him, he
should give up his weed for her.
Mr. Jones being asked by Mrs. Jones
to bay a thermometer, said he would
wait until they were lower.
A Mrs. Klock is tho candidate for a
school superintendency in Kansas. If
she keeps going and don't strike, she'll
Young ladies' conundrum-What two
noblemen are mentioned in the New
I Testament? Baron Pig Tree and Lord
The pleasantest things in the world
I are pleasant thoughts, and the greatest
art in life is to have us many of them as
"I have a great lovo for old hymns,"
I said a pretty girl to her masculine friend.
'I am much fonder," he replied, "of
The persons who live on the failings of
their neighbors will never die of starva?
Impolite-for persons to whisper and
write cotes in company.
SEPTEMBER.-The month of Septem?
ber was dedicated by the Romans to Vul
I can. Now, one of the names of Vulcan
was Malciber, from Mulceo, to delight,
to soften, enervate, &c. "Volupiaa ani
tnum mulcet," says Ovid-luxury softens
or enervates the mind. The wife of Vul
oan was Venus, who rules over the sign
of Libra, which the sun passes through
this month. The name of Mulciber, ap?
plied to Vulcan, and the oharacter of the
sign, which, aocording to astrology,
causes a mild, quiet, even turn of mind
but voluptuous, tend to ehow the origi?
nal allusion to the power of Venus, the
Goddess of Luxury, over the sun while
in this sign. Ono of the feasts held in
this month was jointly sacred to Venns
and Saturn; now tho astrologers teach
that Libra is the house of Venus and the
exaltation of Satnrn. This feast, there?
fore, alluded originally to tho power of
these two planets in that sign.
HOTEL AnmvALS, September 6.-Columbia
Hotel-Vf D Kennedy, Augusta; J YMoFaii,
Newborry; F E Taylor, Charleston; D F Walk?
er, Atlanta; W H HempfcUl and wife, Miss Ii
Homphill, ? Presoley. Ky; O Bohoemaker, N
Y; J 8 Browning, H ? lt lt; U D Gilbert, W A
A It It; W H Evans, J E Thames, A B N Fol?
ger, fl O; O E Keab, Bo Ex Co. _
Nickerson House-Vf T Butt, Ga: E D
Woodraff, Pa; J H Hill, Wilmington; William
Amea, A H Bradin. A A B L B B; A Newkirk,
J W Childs. Baltimore; J 8 Blchardson, Sum?
ter; Mrs J P Floger, WilminRton: A A N Tay?
lor, Greenville; D B Wheeler, J V Cash, New
berry; W A Mosely. BOB B; J B Chatham,
Helena; F D Bush, Greenville.
LIST OP NEW ADVEBTISBMENTS.
J. W. & K. Chisholm-Importers.
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DISAPPOINTED LOVE AND DEATH.
Honry Qaaokenbnsb, of Hackensaok, N.
J., who shot himself on Thursday last,
died on Tuesday. He was seventeen
years of age, and had become attaohed
to a young lady, Miss Campbell, whom
he asked to marry him. She refused,
saying he was too young. He then drew
out a pistol, placed the mnzzle to his
head, and asked her again. Sho, again
refused, when the boy fired.