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COLUMBIA, S. C.
, Beptember J0,1872.
For President of the United States,
HORACE (ittEKLET. of N?w York.
93, OH ATZ BROWN, of Mie.ouri.
Th? Pcnniylvanlii Outlook.
"We indulged in some speculations, a
short time since, in reference to the
Presidential - contest in Pennsylvania.
The forces brought iuto tho canvass
there are perhups more distinctive and
marked by stronger contrasts than in
any other State of the Union. Bucka?
low, tho Domooratio candidato for Go?
vernor, is distinguished for honorable
character and high culture, and com?
mands the admiration and regard of the
. entire State, for his abilities, experience
.and exoollence of personal character.
Hartranft, at present Auditor of the
State, and "ring" candidate for Govern?
or, is a pupil of Simon Cameron, and
the antipode of Buckalow, being defi?
cient in all that constitutes publia and
. private worth, and endowed only with
-those talents which fit him for dirty
^work. The evil genius of Cameron,
?bent upon intrigue and corruption, has
\found a congenial field of operations in a
State distinguished for its great iron,
coal and oil interests, and its railroad
?nd banking corporations. With suoh
lieutenants as Hartranft, Allen and Kem
ble, the man who so well understood the
virtues of addition, division and silence,
and operating upon a legislative assem?
bly open to bribery, and a ready instru?
ment in the hands of a bold and skillful
manipulator for corrupt schemes and
?peculations, it is not surprising that
Cameron hos attained so high a distinc?
tion in villainy, and stands admitted to
be the greatest oorrnptionist in America.
Hartranft is a worthy scholar of this il?
lustrious master, and understands the
art of speculating with the State funde
tn South Carolina bonds os well as Par?
ker, Scott and Kimpton. His nomina?
tion was stoutly opposed by the decent
and honest Republicans, but it suited
Cameron to carry it through. Upon hie
1 " ?necees will bingo many consequences,
?ll of use and advantage to Cameron,
whose dynasty would thus be extended
for another term of years. The old sin?
ner would, in that case, be re-elected to
the United States Senate, and hold the
Legislature in his hands os usual.
As the deoisive day-October 10
drawn nigher, the activity of both sidei
is augmented, and all of Cameron's stra
tegy is required to counteract the current
which sets against him and his candi
date-especially in the rural Districts,
It is ? significant circumstance that thc
VoUcsfreund, the leading weekly Repub
lioau journal of the State, published al
Lancaster, has just hauled down thc
names of Hartranft and Allen, openly
alleging that in obedience to the impera
tive demands of its readers, it cannot any
longer advocate candidates so notoriously
corrupt. Democratic and ^Liberal Re
publican organization is everywhere
being perfeotod, and vigilance commit
tees are getting ready for the contem
plated frauds of the Hartranft crowd oz
the day of olectiou, and for the repeater
who have been ordered and are to b<
brought into the State from New York
The Grantites expect to or?ate a sensa
tion by means of the soldiers' conven
tion which meets at Pittsburg this week
Custom House employees are to figun
on the occasion ns "veterans," and al
the prejudices of the blue as against th?
gray are to be evoked aud utilized ii
favor of the Administration candidate
But it looks as if even salt could not savi
Ex Gov. Andrew G. Curtin has steadi
ly resisted the flatteries and threats o
the Ads. in Pennsylvania. An elemen
that will operate a3 au important faoto
in the result, as it affecte beth State am
national elections, and that will effeotu
ally spike Cameron's guns, is his nomi
nation as delegate at large to the Con
fltitutional Convention by the Libera
Republican State Committee, and bi
certain acceptance of tho truBt. Thi
of itself is almost decisive. Governo
Curtin is a man of immense popu
lari ty, and a tower of strength to an;
party. The Pennsylvania Liberals hav
issued a stirring address, tho name
eignod to which, as admitted by the Phi
ladelphia Press, (Forney's,) "ore a ti
?aorkable indication of the great strengt'
of the movement agaiuat that portion c
the State ticket wbioh has been force
opon the Republican party of Peunsyi
vania." The Press further saja:
"These, the representative men of th
list, will show that the Liberal Republi
oan party of Pennsylvania is compose
of men that we cannot afford to despis
or to under-rate, and their presentatio
<?f the name of Governor Curtin for th
poet of delegato at large to the Constitu
tioual Convention must produce a prc
found impression upon tho publi
The prospect in the Key-stone State
thus looks favorablo\or the defeat of
Hartranft by Buckalow in Ootobor, to be
followed by tho saoeees of Greeley ovar
Grant in November. AU eyes will watoh
the contest with interest, and hope that
Pennsylvania will go right, for it is aa
likoly to be trne again, ns it bas been
heretofore, that "as goes Pennsylvania,
so will go the Union."
PoiirnoAij Jornsas.-Thero is abund?
ant oonfidenae of deoisive Greeloy vic?
tories in the Ootobor eleotionB, for in
those States the defeotion bas strength
both in prominent and public journals,
which is certainly not the case in Maine
and Vermont. The Grant men ure try?
ing desperately to believe the contest
already settled in their favor, but in
truth their alarm is as vivid as ever,
since their majority hos fallen oil eighty
per oent. in North Carolina, twenty per
cent, in Maine, and five per cent, in
Vermont. If this tendency Bettles tho
conflict, it will be Farmer Grant next
year, and President Greeley.
"Greeley stook is goiug down." Cer?
tainly it is. That is but fair and right;
for the people bave decided that Grant
shall go up-next November. Each day
proves this determination more strongly.
Hero we have Gen. James D. Morgan, of
Illinois, ooming ont strongly for Gree?
ley. He commanded the Second Divi?
sion, 11th Corps, and, it was considered
at the time, saved Sherman's army on
an occasion of great emergenoy. He
was till recently an ardent supporter of
Grant, and bas come ont for Greeley,
though long an earnest Republican.
Reports from all parts of Pennsylva?
nia, Indiana and Ohio, the three de?
batable States voting in Ootober, show
the greatest activity on the part of the
Democrats and Liberals. Ohio bas not,
until recently, been regarded as a doubt?
ful State. The splendid oanvaBS being
made there by Thurman, Sohnrz, Trum?
bull and General Wiley, the one-leggod
hero, who heads the Democratic State
ticket, is having great effect, and tho
friends of Greeley and Brown are now
LACBA FAIB TO BE ACQUITTED--MONEY
NO OBJECT.-A San Francisco despatch,
of the 9th, says:
Great excitement waB created ia the
Fifteenth DiBtriot Oonrt, this evening,
by Oantlin, one of the men summoned
for a juror in the Fair case, testifying
that ho had been approached by John
A. Gardiner, formerly constable at the
Mission Dolax, who advised him to get
on the jary, saying they were bound to
clear Mrs. Fair; that money was no
object; if he wanted a thousand or more,
he could have it. Judge Reador ordered
Oardinel to be immediate!" arrested and
placed in jail, 11 be brought before him
to-morrow, to show can' why ho should
not be punished fo" utempt, intimat?
ing that his . would be heavy if
the or i mo .., proven. The District
Attornr .il carry the oase before the
grand jury also. Only one juror has yet
At the present rate of progress, it will
take weeks to secure a jury.
THE VOTB op OHIO AND INDIANA.-The
following calculations have been made
of Ohio and Indiana: The largest vote
ever oast in the former State is 617,000.
In Ootober, 1868, the Democratic candi
didate for Secretary of State received
349,682 votes, which, allowing 12,000 for
natural increase in four years, would
give 261,000 BB the Democratic strength
in the present canvass. The lowest esti
.nate of the Liberal vote is 20,000, whioh
would increase the above in round num?
bers to 280,000. This would be a majo?
rity of even 550,000, the number of the
total vote on whioh the calculations are
based. In Indiana, in 1868, Hendricks
waa defeated by less than 1,000 votes in
a total of 372,000; while in 1870, Eddy,
the Democratic candidate for Secretary
of State, received 160,059 out of 317,550.
The Liberal Republicans of Indiana
number, at the smallest computation,
25,000, which is a larger number than is
needed by any combination of circum?
stances to render the Demoeratio strength
greatly in the majority.
THE MEETING HEBE.-Melton, Gurney
and Kanaier spoke here on Friday night.
Melton repeated his slanderous speech
against TomlinsoD, and endeavored to
defend Moses in the pay certificate busi?
ness, by shifting the load npon tho So
Dato. Ransier here nndged the speaker,
who faltered ont, "I d-d-don't mean
to c-charge Ransier with it, b-b-but
the Speaker p-pro lem. " Ransier made
a speech in his usual style of non-com
mitalism. No one oonld tell who he was
for except himself. , The orowd was
small and rather disposed to pnt embar?
rassing questions. A few "strikers"
around the stand did the oheering.
A Louis vi liLu DELKOAEK OCT FOB
GBBETIBY.-Mr. Samuel Clem, an old
citizen of Indiana and a life-long Demo?
crat, and one of the two delegates from
the Ninth Congressional District of that
State to the Louisville Convention, has
returned from that city and publishes u
"I went to Louisville as a delegate,
honestly believing that the Convention
was called for the futhorance of souud
D?mocratie principles. Intercourse with
the managers of that affair nt Louisville
has sutistied me that it was instituted
?nd managed by mon wholly for selfish
purposes, and to sooure tho re-election
of General Grant."
ABBEVILLE, S. O., Sept H, 1872.
EDITOB PHOENIX.: The first regular Ra?
dical maas meeting for Abbeville County,
einco the meeting of the State Conven?
tion? and the nomination of a State
ticket, came off at this placo to-day. It
was a poor concern and a failure. The
attendanoo ' wai very small, aud our j
streets presented au every day appear?
ance. Whether the meeting was made
known throughout the County before?
hand, or whether the colored people
were directed by a certain well known
party clique in these parts to absent
themselves, I am unable to say. The
meotiug was addressed by only ono
speaker of any importance or ability
Cardozo. Cardozo made a speech mild
in tone and unmarked by uny very strong
appeals to the prejudices of his bearers.
He was firm for tho nominees of the
regular Republican Convention, and ro?
bed upon Moses us his own true Moses
to lead him and his party through tbc
Red Sea. He spoke of Moses as tho best
man for Governor-best for the State,
tho colored peoplo and the Democrats.
Ho extolled the character of the virtu?
ous Israelite, and lamonted the abuse
which had been laid at Ibo door of .tho
gubernatorial candidate. He said that
Moses had been accused of dishonesty,
but that he was not gnilty of three
fourths of the charges brought againet
him, and that they had boen brought by
men who opposed him on account of a
victory won in the Convention over them.
He said that no money had been used in
the Convention to secure the nomination
of Moses; that his nomination was made
fairly and squarely.
Cardozo paid his respects to tho
bolters, and did not think much of
Tomlinsou; said that Tomlinson was
strangely mixed up with guano bills aad
such like, and one could not certainly
oall him an honest man.
He ventured to speak of himself, and
laid the flattering unction to his eonl
that he was an honest Republican. Said
that he had fought the ring for four
years a hard battle, secretly but fear?
lessly, and had been tho means of saving
the State vast sums of money. He
ended by saying that tho Republioan
party should stick together-should have
nothing to do with tho bolt, and that
the whole peoplo should vote for tho
regular ticket; a ticket wbioh ho con?
sidered made of honest and able men.
His speech was attentively listened to.
Abbeville will be busy from now to the
election with conventions, ticket?,
speeches, ?fcc. Tho ii "publican County
Convention, for tho nomination of u
County ticket, will be held on next
Editor of the Columbia Phoenix-Sm:
In tho Greenville Mountaineer, of last
Wednesday, the 11th instant, there is a
card announcing to the publio that "in
consequence of the prevalence of the yellow
fever in Charleston, Hose's Hotel in Colum?
bia has been re opened," etc. Allow me,
sir, to give, in the columns of your
paper, a flat denial to Mr. Rose's state?
ment in reference to the yellow fever.
Never has the health of Charleston been
more satisfactory, as the last report of
the Board of Health, lately published,
proves. Sueh false statements have
the immediate effect to injure the fall
business of Charleston, for several coun?
try merchants have inquired already if
there was really danger for them to go
to Charleston. Respectfully,
L. DuBOS, from Charleston.
COLUMBIA, September 15, 1872.
AN EFFECTIVE SPEECH.-A rough
looking but well-informed farmer, living
in one of tho Northern towns in Wayne
County, Now York, was once selected as
a party standard-bearer and sent to the
Legislature. Hero he determined to
make his mark, and, if possible, be?
come celebrated in history. In order to
do this he must make a speech, so he
oolleoted together items of history and
science and blended them in harmonious
concord. This dono to his satisfaction,
ho committed his speech to momory and
appeared before the Legislature. Ai he
aroso from his seat, another member, not
seeing him, commenced talking, where?
upon the Speaker of the House said:
"The gentleman from Wayno has tho
floor." Looking around upon his
fellow-legislators, bis courage failed, his
tongue refused to do the bidding of his
intellect. Finally, he stammered out,
"I only got up to spit," and sat down
amid a roar of laughter from all who
heard it. Tho next morning this able
speech was reported in full, and the po?
litical farmer was never allowed to forgot
this patriotic attempt to enlighten the
law makers of tho Empire State.
Persons familiar with tho Anderson
Branch, Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road, will regret to ?earn that Captain
Thomas P. Benson hus retired from tho
position of oondootor, for the purpose of
engaging in other pursuits. Fifteen
years ago, Captain Benson was called to
fill the position, and with the exception
of four years spent in the army of North?
ern Virginia, the captain has fully de?
voted his time to the interests of the
Anderson Branch. His successor is Mr.
'?. Douglass Sloan.
The Georgeton Times says "that over?
tures have boen made by tho Western
Union Telegraph Company to oocnect
Geotgetown with tho outside world by
running a branch from Kingstree to
Georgetown. If $5,000 eau bo raised
outside of the Company, they will under?
take to make that connection and pay
for the expense of an operator at Kings
tree-the subscribers paying for an ope?
rator at Georgetown aud the expense of
keeping up tho line, whioh they guaran?
tee will not exceod 3100 per mouth.
Cn Ea NUT ON TUB CBISIS.-Arno DR the
letters read at tho great Liberal mass
meeting in New York, on Thnrsdaj
evening, was tbo following from the Hon.
James Chesnot, of Sooth Carolina:
GBNTJJIIJIEN : I have received yo ar in?
vitation to attend and address a grand
mass meeting to be held in New York,
September 12, bf all parties who favor
the election of? Horaco Greeley as Presi?
dent, and of Gratz Brown as vice-Presi?
dent of the United States, and sincerely
thank yon for the honor implied. I am
heartily in favor of the oleotion of those
gentlemen to the offices for which they
have been respectively nominated, and
regret that the condition of my private
affairs absolutely forbids mo from being
with you and from personally participat?
ing in the pleasures of the occasion to
whioh your invitation refers. Tho ques?
tion of slavery, ns heretofore presented
to tho United Staten, being now and for?
ever eliminated from our political issues,
thoro is left henceforth no rational
ground for division, merely sectional.
Tho two great questions we have now to
deni with are simplo and fundamental.
Tho first is: Shall the Government he
Federal, with co ordinate departments,
with defined and limited powers, and
all restrained by the Constitution; or,
shall it continuo as it has been for the
last four years, a consolidated despotism,
with tho form only, without the reality
of the three independent co-ordinate de?
partments, aud without limitation or
constraiut of Constitution and laws? If
the people, in the present contest, shall
decide in favor of the first proposition,
then I believe, we shall havo m tho futuro
a government of economy, of compara?
tive purity, of ability, of prosperity, and
of respect at home and abroad; in short,
of well-ordered civil liberty and national
honor effectively maintained. If the
latter be tho choice of the people, then
the whole country must continue in sub?
jection to a government of caprice, cor?
ruption, extravagance and oppression,
resulting in discontont and oonfusiou nt
home, and manifesting imbecility and !
reaping a harvest of oontompt abroad. 1
In short, a tyranny and shabby empire,
to end speedily in tho agonizing throes
of dissolution-for no empire eau last
long over this vast continent, peopled
with the Anglo Saxon race. Besides, tho
present contest decides, for a time at
least, the all-important question of local
s*lf-government, without which freedom
cannot be securely enjoyed any whore.
Involved ia all thoso is tho precious idea
of peace, now so essential to the welfare
of th? wholo country.
Our fellow-citizens of the North have
experienced comparative little of tho
horrors of war, and have felt nothing of
tho ten-fold greater horrors of peace to
which the South has been Bubjectnd.
Tho Administration for years has mocked
the country with tho phrase, "Let us
have ponce;" a peace thoagh not Heaven?
ly, yet verily one "which passcth all un?
derstanding." As Mr. Grocloy is now
tho representative man of all contained
in tho first proposition, and opposed to
all in tho seoond, I will support him to
the utmost of my capacity, feeling all
the while a cheering and rational hope ot
his saocess. JAMES CHESNUT.
CAMDEN, S. C., Sept. 7, 1872.
THB GAME LAWS TO BB ENTOBCED.-A
number of gentlemen held a meeting
yesterday in this city, for tho purpose of
organizing a club for the protection and
cultivation of judicious game laws in
South Carolina. Colonel Samnel H.
Mortimer was oalled to the ohair. The
number of registered members was re?
ported as fifty-fire. After an interesting
discussion of an hour, the meoting
elected tba following officers: Professor
F. S. Holmes, President, and James P.
LessesDO, E?q , Secretary and Treasurer.
It was also resolved that this dub shall
be oalled the "Carolina Sportsman's
Club;" that an executive council of three
experienced sportsmen be appointed by
the President, which council shall select
five gentlemen as Viae-Presidents, one
to represent each of the sea board
The President and council wore also
empowered tc appoint tho special und
standing committees, which will report
at the next meeting of the club. The
following are tho special committees to
bo appointed: To framo a revisad codo
of game laws for South Carolina, to be
submitted to tho Legislature at its next
session. To restore the old "hunting
codo for Carolina aportatuen," to ba
used as a guido fur our young men in the
field. To frame a constitution and by?
laws for this club. Standing commit?
tees to be appointod-1st, on hunting
and hounds; 2d, on game birds and
dogs; 3d, on fish and fishing; -Ith, on
yachts and boating; 5th, on huntors,
hornes and equipments; Gth, on tho
natural history of tho quadrupeds, birds
and fish of this State, with a view espe?
cially to their food, migratory habits and
usefulness. Tho ofiloeis of tho club are
to bo ex officio members of tho above
named oommittees.-Charleston Courter,
The notorious Clnsoret, the ex-dele?
gate of war of the Paris Commune, who
is now living precariously somewhere in
obsourity, bas beeu condemned to death
by a court-martial at Versailles for re?
fusing to oome forward and answer the
charges against him. Cluserot will
probably give a wide borth to la belle
France hereafter, as he has found it a
moro perilons piece of business to burn
buildings in Paris than to insult women
and destroy property as he did during
our civil war in the valley of Virginia.
Henceforth, like the sword of Damocles,
tho glittering knife of the guillotine
will be ever before his eyes, and be must
bo wary lest it should some day de?
scend apon his neck.
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DEATH OP BISHOP EASTBUBN.-Tbo
Right Rov. Mantua Eastburu, P. E.
Bishop of Massachusetts, died at Boston
on the 12th instant.
Trial Justice H. W. Schroder, of
Charleston, has rcsigued his commission.
SEBIOUS BOW ON EDISTO ISLAND.-A
serions row occurred on Edisto leland,
Friday, at the camp-ground, mid-way
between what are called the sea-side and
borough portion of the island-the
voters at the former place supporting
Mackey for the shrievalty, and the
latter Bowen. It seems from the best
data that could be obtained, that there
were about 300 persons, mauy of whom
were women, assembled to hold a meet?
ing in tho interest of Bowen. Hutchin?
son, a prominent colored politician who
supports him, and who ia a candidato for
the Legislature, was called to the chair.
Tho nomination of a secretary, made by
the chair, was voted down. It is alleged
that the chair became angry at the de?
cision of tho meeting, and declared that
if the nomination was not confirmed,
tho mooting should not bo held.
Thero was a great deal of excited dis?
cussion, which finally resulted in a row.
The mooting thou separated into two
factions, one for Maokoy and the other
for lio wen. Tho fight became general,
and lasted some time. There were ten
mon wounded witn sticks, bricks, &o.,
somo seriously, and it is thought some
fatally. Hutchinson, the Bowenite
Chairman, wan struck in the face with a
brick by one of the women present, and
his jaw-bouo broken. His sufferings
wero so great that he had to be carried to
a doctor, who said he was badly hurt.
The Mackoyites claim that they suc?
ceeded in rooting the Bowenites, who
deny the statements, and counter-claim
that they simply retired to a better field
to continue the meeting, where their
orators hele forth from a cart.
Daring the fight, which is represented
as having been a bloody one, several
pistol shots were fired, but luokily no
one was injured. The excitement waa
intonse, and blows were laid heavy and
thick wherever they could be effectually.
When dark set in, Hodges, a well known
Maokeyite, was set upon by a party of
men and beaten so badly that he was
left for dead upon the ground. This
beating, however, had nothing to do
with tho meeting difficulty, but was
caused by the belief, on tho part of those
who assaulted him, that he had boen too
attentive to ono of their females.
I Charleston Courier.
FBAUD AND CoKBurTioN IN MAINE.-'
Advices received at the Democratic head?
quarters in Now York fully confirm tho
statements as to the means by which tho
late result in Maine was brought about.
Careful and acenrate judges estimate tho
expenditure during the election on tho
part of the Gruntitesat between 3300,000
and $300,000. Such prodigal uso of
money was never known before in any
election. In all tho large towns, SlOO
and S150 was the average price for single
votes, and on the day of election all the
surface and floating voto was bought
like beef from the shambles. lu every
village and town in the State, there was
a Government official, who publicly au- j
nounced the price at which he bought j
votes. A fow days before tho election, a
large number of persons were employed
ostensibly to act as special detectives for
the prevention of smuggling, and many
not susceptible to open purchase were
scoured in this way. The appointments
were made under a law passed at the last
session of Congress, to prevent evasions
of the revenue law, and appropriating
for that purpose $500,000, under the di?
rection of the Secretary of the Treasury.
In addition to this undisguised traffic, i
every influence that could be brought to
bear was made use of in one way or
anothor, and prospective possession of
oflioe was promised in a manner that
made it almost as effective an induce?
ment as present possession.
A NEW DISOOVEBY.-Only think of itl
They have found a water lily on the Up?
per Mississippi of the same family as the
Egyptian lotos, and all the dreamers are
ecstatic over it. We shall have au inter?
esting aasooiatiou of lotophagi at once;
no doubt of that. Budding poets of
every degree will grow enthusiastic over
the met, and thero is some hope that
they may visit tho favored spot and taste
the blissful fruit. The lotos was sup?
posed to make all who ate of it loso all
desire to roturn to tho place of their
A couple of Galveston, Texas, young
men went oat bathing, bad a fine time,
got ready to pot on their clothes, end
found thom missing. They wended their
way through tho streets of the town,
avoiding all the gos lamps, and as they
approached their boarding house they
wore dumbfounded to find all the lady
boarders sitting upon the porch by which
they would have to poss to gam their
room. They sought an adjoining lot,
where tbey remained until all had re?
tired, daring which time they were
literally chawed up by mosquitoes.
"Tho most menacing vice of the coun?
try is our growing unscrupulousness in
business. It seems to be spreading
everywhere, a moral miasma poisoning
the very life of the nation. It is cor?
rupting our ohuroh life as well as our
business life, and unless it be chocked,
we shall be overthrown in both. The
most urgent' duty of our pulpits and
journals at this hour is tho restoration of
the national conscience."
"From this time forth I cons?crate the
labors of my lifo to the dissolution of the
Union; and I caro not whether tho bolt
that rends it shall come from heaven or
from hell." Tho author of this very
wicked doctrine is Frederick Douglass.
He must be alive, since he is firing hts
pop-gun at Greoley. Bat what, then,
becomes of his "consecrating tho labors
of my life,"eto.?
Mr. Henry Sparnick, editor of the
Aiken Tribune, has beou nominated by
the Republicans of Aiken County for tho
office of Probate Judge.
Tho Kentucky is too low to be naviga?
ble, and a ferryman recontly assisted a
runaway couple across by carrying the
bride in his arms while the groom waded.
Bocal lt? saa. tm m
Orrx MATTHUS.-The priese of single
copies of the PHCBNTX is 0 ve cen tn.
Rev. W. E. Bogga is expected to
preaou in the Presbyterian Charoh, on
Sunday next. The macy friends of the
ex-pastor will. extend him a kindly
Messrs. Weam & Hix have ocoupied
thoir new "Temple of Art." Piotures
of all classes and kinds, in the very best
styles, eau be obtained.
Pearce & Sprague's new water works
buildings and appurtenances aro attract?
ing considerable attention. Numerous
springs in tho vicinity of the "Big
Eddy," or Hall's Basin, have been
tapped, and an immense supply of water
obtained. In case of a failure, however,
the necessary pipes, filterers, etc., have
been provided to pump up the river
water. Tho appearance of things in ?
that vicinity has boen so materially
changed, that the "oldest inhabitant"
would fail to recognize it. Col. Pearce
has done his work effectually.
Our neighbor, John Seegers, provides
an extra lunch, to-day-to wbich he in?
vites his patrons and friends.
Throngh the efforts of Postmaster C.
M. Wilder, au arrangement has been
completed whereby the mail from the
North, which has heretofore passed on
the night train to Augusta, is left and
opened in the morning. This is a great
convenience to all business men.
Fritz Kohneman has struok the key?
note. He furnishes first class lunohes
every day, at ll o'clock; and Saturday
night last, at 9 o'clock, he set ont a
clam chowder, wbich was gobbled up in
an incredibly short space of time-and
not by natives of the Nutmeg State only,
but a number of our natives who are
fond of good things. Yesterday, among
other Iuneheries, roast clams were
furnished-the roasting superintended
by Messrs. Albreoht and Sheridan. To?
day, clam chowder will be the attraction.
Twenty-five or thirty dead frogs and
tad-poles were seen floating in the basin
of the city water works, on Snnday.
Messrs. R. & W. C. Swaffield aro
about to occupy the second story of
their building, and at the same time add
thirty or forty feet of space to their
store. They expect a heavy fall and
winter business, and with a tremendous
stock of goods, will bo prepared to meet
We were regaled, last ovening, during
our labors, by the. delioious strains of
Signor G. B. FaUtocisse's superior
string band. We return thanks for the
compliment, and bespeak for the band
the patronage of those who wish to
secure a high order of musical talent.
Their services can be secured by applica?
tion at the Washington House, corner
Assembly and Gervais streets.
We have received No. 1 of the Atlanta
Herald-daily and weekly.
The following is the programme of
music, by the band of the 18th Infantry,
for this afternoon:
Rifle Club Qaickstcp-Bach.
Finale, Lucia de Lammermoor-Doni?
Waltz, Flying Trapeze.
Selections from Ernani-Faust.
Cns ur Atout Polka-Zikoff.
PHOJNIXIANA.-Everybody reads a
newspaper during a political campaign,
and no better time eau be found for ad?
vertising. Many people, too, dislike po?
litical topics, and turn for relief to at?
Mankind are like sheep grazing ou a
common-the butcher comos continual?
ly, and fetches away one, and another,
and another; whilo the rest feed on un?
concerned until ho comes for tho last.
A new version of an old verse-Loathe
the poor Indian.
The tale of "O'Connor's Child," ad?
vertised by the New York Weekly, can't
mean the Louisville Convention. He
rofuses to father that.
Ill-nature is a contradiction to the laws
of Providence and tho interest of man?
kind; it is a punishment no less than a
fault to those that have it.
"My dear Bir, I will pay you in time;
and as time is money, the longer you
wait, the surer you aro of your pay."
DEATH or A PnoMisiNa YOUNO MAN.
Mr. Robert Whitlook, tho young maa
who accidentally she, himself a few days
ago, at Whitlock's saw-mill, died yester?
day morning, about G o'clock. He is
said to have been an energetic, intelli?
gent and affable youth, and bia demise
oannot but be regretted by all who knew
him. It is a sad thing to ohroniolo the
death of so young a person, just entering,
as it were, upon the theatro of life, full
of hope, perhaps, and ambition. Yet
how true aro tho teachings of the Sacred
Scriptures, that "in the midst of life, wo
are in death."
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meeting Independent Fire Co.
H. G. Wolfe & Co.-Bell Sohnappa.
Meeting Y. M. C. A.
To Columbia MerohaLts.
Mooting Hook and Ladder Co.