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COLUMBIA, S. C.
FriaayJ Morning. September 20,1872.
For President of the United States.
HORACE GREELEY, of New York.
B. GRATZ BROWN, of Mlnour).
Of all tbe poor and insufficient pleas
we have ever read, that of F. J. Moses,
Jr., at the Charleston ratification meet?
ing, is tho weakest and shabbiest. The
man baa been KO much accustomed to
deal with the credulous and easily bam?
boozled black people, that he imagines
the same sort of vague generalities and
evasive denials, the same pitiful flat?
teries, and lavish promises of amend?
ment, which ho uses so successfully with
them, will serve ?to extricate him from
the disgraceful and perilous position in
which bo now stands. He professes to
bo in a penitential mood, and to be
struggling to get out of the miro. Tho
white people should not be astonished,
he says, "that some of us (them) have
fallen in tho dark morasses that beset
our foot-steps on all sides." If this be
his mood, lot him bring forth works
moot for repentance. Confession is
good for tho soul. Lat him make a clean
breast of it.
In tho speech to which we havo re?
ferred, he said that tho Treasurer's report
would prove a cogent defence for bim,
and ho hoped that it would soon ba mudo
.publia. Well, wo made public, yester
-day,.irom the Treasurer's books, that F.
-J. Mlooes, Jr., had issued pay certificates
. in favor of members of the Legislature
v-Jor upwards of $2,000, wheu they were
? only, entitled to 3642, with a small addi?
tion for miloage. Is that his "cogent"
defenoe against the charge of fraud? "I
demand," he said at Charleston, "if they
have any proof that they shall bring it
out, and let the people Bee whether I
have been issuing fraudulent certificates,
or they have beau lying." We brought
out,.yesterday, n Hat of strange recipi?
ente of his pay certificate favors, whioh
is on file in the Treasurer's office. Is
there anything fraudulent in the amounts
and names given in yesterday's PHONIX?
They are of the Aloses branch of the
Mooney family, and strangers to our
Now, Mr. Moses, General MOSOB,
Speaker Moses, but not yet Governor
Meses,, will you, eau you unravel this
mystery? Are you a lit candidate for
Governor on the platform of honesty
and reform? If your penitence, in view
of such damaging disclosures, is not
deep enough to cause you to hang your
head for the rest of your days in very
shame, and to keep yourself out of tho
view of all decent und honorable men,
H is but a vuiu pretense, another of your
crafty and unprincipled tricks. Purge
yourself, man, and try to live cleanly.
.Indue Melton's Reply.
Tho reply of Judge Melton to tho re?
quest of Mr. Reuben Tomlinson to have
his authority for the statement that he
had used or connived at bribery to pro?
cure tho passage of tho phosphate bill
over the Governor's veto, will be found
in to-day's PHONIX. Secretary of State
Gardozo is responsible for it, it seems,
and, as we suppsse Mr. Tomlinson will
deny the soft impeachment just as
vigorously at second-hand, as ho em?
phatically did when originally promul?
gated by Cardozo, we shall again havo
the issue of veracity bctweeu them, with
all the probabilities strongly against the
charges of Cardozo, and in favor of the
denial of them by Mr. Tomlinson.
By-the-way, Judge Melton intimates
in this letter that he would like to hold
Mr. Toral i noon to account for oppro?
brious language used in refereuce to
him, but is precluded by a knowledge of
bis religious profession, winch at once
enables him tb attack with virulence,
and effectually to shield himself from
the consequences. How this may bo, we
don't know; but there seems to be no
impediment to his getting any satisfac?
tion ho may desire out of Mr. C. W.
Montgomery, President pro tem. of the
THE LAURA FAIR TRIAL.-Ne wspapor
readers will doubtless recall tho particu?
lars of tho ev:mo for which Laura Fair
waa tried und convicted of murder in
San Francisco. Tho second trial of this
woman is now going on in that city.
Great difficulty \rus found in empaneling
a jnry in tho case. The caso of this pri?
soner,' dramatic and exciting as it is iu
itself, bas had additional interest at?
tached to it in minda of many from the
fact that since tho time of her first trial
no lees than four of tho lawyers engaged
in that trial have died. This is, indeed,
a heavy mortality, and is sufficient, one
would say, to deter ambitious legal gen?
tlemen from "tacking" the case.
1 * m a> ?
Thorn are 3,300 omplojees in the
Treasury Department at Washington, of
whom one-third arc females.
Aleinolra of Or. Thornweil.
Our readers are aware that two vo
lumen of tho collected writings of the
late BOT. James H. Thorn well, D. 1).,
LL D., have been issued from the press,
in a beautiful and appropriato style,
edited by Dr. John B. Adger, and pub?
lished by the Presbyterian Church in the
United States. It is expected that theeo
writings will fill nix volumes. To Dr. B.
M. Palmer, of New Orleans, has boen
assigned the task of preparing tbe me?
moirs of Dr. Thorn well, to bo publish? d
in connection with his works. Dr.
Palmer earnestly requests ull persons
having letters from his pen, or any other
papers illustrating his cureer, to forward
thom to his address at New Orleuns, La.
After putting them to the use desired, bo
will carefully return them to those who
may desire to retain them us memorials
of past friendship.
lu writing a lifo of Dr. Thorn well, the
greatest trouble will bo found in bridg?
ing over the period of his bowood and
early youth, before he entered the South
Carolina College. His parents and
brother precede 1 him iu his deoeaso, und
many others who might have shed light
on this obscure but interesting period,
have likewise passed away. Some yet
remain on tho stage of life, however,
and to them we desire to appeal for
assistance. Wo trust that those in the
Eastern part of the State, particularly
at Cheraw, Society Hill and Bennotts
ville, who eau supply information of the
Hort desired, will take the trouble to put
it into shape at an early day and forward
to Dr. Palmer. The contemporaries
und class-mates of Dr. Tbornwell in the
college, several of whom survive, might
abo render valuable aid.
? clear, full and affectionate memoir,
illustrating the life of profouud study,
ceaseless activity and inestimable serv?
ices rendered to both church and State
by Dr. Tbornwell, will bo invaluable as
an accompaniment to those works of
genius, piety and industry which do
honor to our age and civilization. Tho
exquisito genius which blessed us during
life, goes forth now upon a wider field of
influence. It is duo to mankind and to
the memory of Dr. Thornwell's exalted
worth, that nothing which eau be sup?
plied should be wanting to its fit illustra?
THE LUNATIC APXLUSI.-Dr. EuBor
publishes the following as tho result of
his Charleston trip:
"I have been in Charleston two days
trying to raise money for the Asylum.
I have mot with a great deal of sympa?
thy, and several gentlemen have made
an earnest and sincere effort in our be?
half, but, as yet, have failed to obtain
any money-the difficulty being the
want of confidence in State aecuritios,
the only kind I can command as collate?
ral. The banks have tho money and are
ready to lend it, but don't liko the
securities. The sympathies of the peo?
ple of Charleston are so thoroughly
awakened that I have reason to believe
that I could raise 810,000 by subscrip?
tion in a few days here; that plun having
been suggested, and a number of sub?
scriptions offered. But while I appreci?
ate the kindly motive that prompts this
offer on the part of the citizens of
Charleston, I oould not accept any
funds raised iu this way. The institu?
tion has assets amply sufficient to pay all
its debts, and will apply them to that
end us soon as they are available. Be?
sides, it would be an imposition ou tho
peoplo to ask them to support tho Asy?
lum by private contributions, when
they have paid their taxe3 for that pur?
THE LOWBEX GANO REINFOHCED.-The
Wilmington (N. C.) Journal naya:
"It is said that the romainiug portiou
of tho gang of .Robeson County outlaw?
havo been reinforced by a white mau
from South Carolina, who murdered
some one in that State, and is a fugitive
from justice. His uamo has not yet
been ascertained. He, Stephen Lowrey
and Andrew Strong wore all seen toge?
ther last Thursday. This is the first
time that any of the gang have been
seen for several weeks, they having kept
pretty close, to avoid the young men
that have been hunting for them."
Irviu Lowrey und Purdie Jacobs,
whoso arrest for complicity with tho out?
laws iu somo of their crimes we men?
tioned a week or two siuce, were tukeu iu
oustody by James Dunahoe, tho same
mau who shot and killed the outlaw Boss
Strong some time ago, ho having been
appointed by Sheriff McMillan special
deputy for the purpose. Jacobs showed
resistanco at first, but finally succumbed.
They aro now in jail at Lumberton,
under a strong guard of citizens.
We are requested by James Wallor to
announce that a mass meeting of the co?
lored people of Chester County, open to
tho attendance of the public, but free
from the interference ol any of tho white
politicians, will be hold at Chester Court
House on Monday, the 23d inst. The
objeot is for the colored people to con?
sult together for their own int?r?t:ti. in
the present political emergency, and to
act independently of the sohemers who
are using and oonfusing them for their
owu personal benefit.-Cltester Reporter.
John Henry May, formerly a mer?
chant of Charleston, S. C., died in Nioe,
France, on the 31st ult., at the advanced
age of 83.
A-Kansas fa. mer fired at somo rats
under his barn aud killed several. Loss
Judge Melton'* Hr pl y to Air. Tomi Inno n'a
SPARNTAXBuna G. H., Sept. 14.
A nevero illuesa of several days, since
my return from tho low-oouctry, has
prevented a prompt reply to the commu?
nication over the signature of Reuben
Tomlinson. I have to regret, too, that
in the absence from Columbia of several
parties engaged in the campaign, my re?
sponse cannot be made as complota as
the facts will warrant. The supplemout I
must appear hereafter.
In tho communication referenco is
mada to me in these words:
"Mr. Melton is represented assaying
at Yorkville, that bo lind boen told (anti
would give his authority if Mr. Tomliu
8on asked for it) thuthe (Tomlinson) hud
borrowed the money, or eudorsed n noto
at tho bank to got the money, which was
used for tho purpose of passing tho phos?
phate bill through. In reply I huve to
say that there is absolutely not tho sha?
dow of truth in tho statement. *'
It is sufficient to suy, ns I do, that I
have not, at Yorkville or elsewhere, mudo
nay such statement; nor had I heard of
such charge against Mr. Tomlinson until
it was stated in his card. Possibly his
actual kuowledge of tho transaction may
have suggested it. It is probable, how?
ever, thut ho has found it necessary to
ref ort to that weakest of all lines of de?
fence, and hus "put up a mau of straw,
to knock it down." Ho might us woll
havo represented me as charging that ho
had "stolen a horso or robbed a batik,"
and then procoeded to deny.it.
What I did say at Yorkville, und re?
post in Charleston, is this: When tho
phosphate bill was unexpectedly vetoed
by the Governor, the lobby-agent, whom
the friends of the mensuro had employed
to secure its passago by bribery, found
himself without sufficient funds to carry
tho bili ovor thu veto, and resorted to
ompty promises. This form of bribery
certain Senators refused to accept; und
Mr. Tomlinson, in order to procuro their
votes, pledged to them his personal faith
that the bribes would be promptly paid.
That ho borrowed inouey, or endorsed
paper to thia end, lot mo repeat, I have
not been informed, and I have never so
It was distinctly announced that thc
statement was not made upon my per?
sonal responsibility, and that if Mr.
Tomlinson should deny it, I would
choorfully givothe authority upon which
it was bused. At the Yorkville meeting
Mr. Corbin was present, and in behalt
of his candidato undertook to dcuy the
charge; whereupon Mr. P. L. Cardozo,
from whom the information carno to mc,
assumed the responsibility and repro
6outed to the meeting thuthe had it from
Mr. Tomlinson himself. When tho
statemoot shall bo denied by Mr. Tom?
linson, if at all, ho will have the udvau
tugo of knowing whence it came, lint I
have every reason to believe that, when
his card was written, be know the autho?
rity and tho exact purport of tho chargo
Apart from this direct testimony, tho
charge derives probability .from his con?
nection with tho acheme. I take it, Mr.
Tomlinson will not dany that ho strenu?
ously advocated tho bill, aud used Iiis
position on tho floor to promote it; that
ho was tho mouth-pieco of Governor
Scott's administration iu tho Houso; and
because the Governor dared to veto tho
bill, ha at onco discontinued this rela?
tion; that ho knew the moasurc was se?
cured by means of direct and shamelees
bribery, thereby debauching tho repre?
sentatives of the people, aud bringing
reproach upon tho Republican party and
upon tho State; that coming into this
State a poor young mao, he nevertheless
beoame thu owner of about 2?0 shares,
at $50 cash per share, and that ho found
abundant comfort, besides, in tho office
of tho treasurer and manager of thu
company, at n salary of $4,000 per an?
num 1 Between this and the charge Mr.
Cardozo has made, there is not, I sub?
mit, a far remove. That "some of the
most honorubla business men iu Charles?
ton" owu stock in the company, and that
undor his management tho dividends
havo not boen remunerativo, dons not
affect the morality of the transaction.
It was duo to you, gentlemen, as well
as to myself, to muka this reply, not?
withstanding tho gratuitous allusions to
myself personally, contained iu Mr.
Tomliuson's curd. It is ono of tho evils
which now beset UB that wo aro forced
into contact with mon bred mid trained
in that peculiar creed, which, whilo it
permits tho most wanton attack, fur?
nishes a shield bohind which to shrink
from tho responsibility of n gentleman.
Very respectfully vonrs,
SAMUEL W. MELTON.
SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS.-A de?
spatch to tho New.York Tribune, dated
Washington, September 10, says:
Senator Sawyer came hero iu n groat
hurry, to-day, to prevent, if possible, tho
withdrawal of F?deral troops from Ches?
ter County, which was contemplated
by tho War Department, and for which
nu order was about to bo issued, upon
ropresontations mada for political effect
by tho factions of the Grant party known
ns tho "Regulars." Sawyer, UIRO for
political purposes, wanted those, Federal
troops retained, aud us Chaster is ouo of
the Counties lately placed under martini
law by tho President, it required vory
little urging by Sawyer to carry his
poiut. Tba Senator is quito sanguine of
tho success of tho Bolters' ticket in tho
ensuing State election ia South Carolina,
aud claims that about two-thirds of tho
oolorod vote will ba cast for that ticket.
Finn.-Tuesday, about 12 o'olock, tho
alarm of fire was i oundotl, whioh was
fonud to proceed from Hrs. Shaws' re?
sidence, (tho old Fairfield Hotel.) The
firemen woro quickly on tho spot and
suocaedad in extinguishing tho flames
before muoh damngo was done. Thc
origin of the fire was caused by a spark
from a oooking stove.- Winnsboro News.
It is stated that tho voyage of the
Grand Duke Alexis has thus far cost his
father upwards of $500,000.
TUE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION.-The
following is an extract from au Aot of
Congress, passed at its last session :
'.That whenever, iu any Comity or
Parish, in any Congressional District,
there shall bo tcu citizens thereof of
good standing who, prior to any regis?
tration of voters for au election for Rep?
resentative in CongreHH, or prior to ?ny
eleotion at whioh a Representative in
Congress is to be voted for, shall make
known, in writing, to tho Judge of thu
Circuit Court of the United States for
the District wheroiu such County or
Purisb is situate, their desire to ii uv o
said registratiou or election both
guarded und Scrutinized, it shall bethe
duty of tho said Judge of tho Circuit
Court, within not less than ten days
prior to said registration or election, as
tho caiu may bo, to open tho said court
at the most convenient point in said
District; and the said court, when so
opened by said Judge, shall proceed to
appoint and commission, from day to
day, and from time to time, and under
the baud of tho said Judge, and under
the soul of said court, for such election
district or voliug precinct in said Con?
gressional District, us shall, in the man?
ner herciu prescribed, 1 uvo been ap?
plied for, und to revoke, change, or re?
new said appointment from tim" to
time, two citizens, residents of said
eleotion dintrict or voling precinct in
said County or Parish, who shall bo of
different political parties, and able to
read and write tho English lauguage, aud
who shall be kuown aud designated aa
supervisors of election; aud tho said
court, when opened by thc said Judge as
required bereiu, shall, therefrom and
thereafter and up to and including the
day following the day of the election, be
always open for tho transaction of busi?
ness under thia Act; aud the powers and
jurisdiction hereby granted and con?
ferred shall be exercised, ns well in vu
cation us in term time; and a Judge, sit?
ting ut chambers, ?ball havo the same
powers aud jurisdiction, including the
power of keeping order and punishing
any contempt of his authority, as wiieu
sitting in the court: Prorated, That no
compensation shall be allowed to the
supervisors herein authorized to be ap?
pointed, except those appointed in cities
or towns of twenty thousand or moro
inhabitants. And no person shall be
appointed under this Act as supervisor
ot' election who is not at tho time of his
appointment a qualified voter of the
County, Parish, clectiou district, or
voting precinct for which he is appoint?
ed. And no persou shall be nppoiuted
deputy marshal uuder the Act of which
this is amendatory, who is not a quali?
fied voter at tho time of bis appoint?
ment, in the County, Purisb, District,
or precinct in which his duties uro to bo
performed. And section thirteen of the
Act of which this is un amendment shall
be construed to authorize and require
tho Circuit Courts of the United States iu
said section mentioned to nntno and ap?
point, as soon us muy bo after the
passugo of this Act, tho commissioners
provided for in said section, in all cases
in which such appointments have not
already been made in conformity there?
with. And tho third section of the Act
to which this in an amendment shall be
taken and coustrued to authorize each
of tho Judges of the Circuit Courts of tho
United States to designate ono or more
of tho Judges of the District Courts
within his oircuit to discharge the duties
arising under this Act or tho Act to
which this ii au amendment. Aud tho
words 'any person' in seetion four of tho
Act of May thirty-first, eighteen hun?
dred and seventy, shall be held to in?
clude any officer or other person having
powors or duties of au official character
under this Act or tho Act to which this
is an amendment: Provided, That no?
thing iu this section shall bo so con?
strued us to authorize the appointment
of any marshals or deputy marshals in
addition to those heretofore authorized
by law: And provided, further, That tho
supervisors herein provided for sholl
have no power or authority to make
arrests or to perform other duties than
to be in the immediate presence of the
officer i holding the election, and to wit?
ness all thoir proceedings, including the
counting of tho votes and tho making
of a return thereof. And so much of
said sum herciu appropriated as muy bo
necessary for said supplemental and
amendatory provisions, is hereby appro?
priated from uud after the passage of
THE BAN;: OP CHARLESTON.-A hand?
some luncheon was sorved at tho offices
of tho Bank of Charleston National
Hanking Association, yesterday morning,
in celebration of tho conversion of tho
old Bunk of Charleston into a National
flank. Most of the leading bunkers and
merchants of tho city wero present, and
took tho opportunity of congratulating
tho officers of tho bank upou its bright
prospects. - Charleston News.
AN EXTREMELY YOUTHFUL MURDERER.
Sunday evening, 8th inst., iu Johnson
township, Soott County, Ind., an eight
year old boy, named Loftus, bec uno
augry nt a little girl of seven years, a
daughter of Jorry Chandler, and taking
up a shot-gun, fired the contents into
her stomach. Tho gun was loaded with
slugN. The girl lingered till morning,
when sho died.
SUDDEN DEATH.-Morguu Swoenoy, a
negro man, sixty years old, foll dead
about G o'clock, yesterday afternoon,
while working as a laborer npon one of
the new houses iu tho course of erection
iu St. Phillip street, near Wontworth.
The coroner was notified, and a jury of
inquest was impaneled, which rendered
a verdiot of death from npoploxy.
I Charleston News.
In consequence of the rush of freight
tho steamship Champion will leave this
city for Now York on Friday, and tho
steamship James Adger, which is ex
I peeled from New York this day, will pro?
bably leave again on Sunday.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHOSNIX is five cents.
A largo and varied lot of cards, suita?
ble for weddings, invitations, visiting
and business purposes, bavo juBtbeen re?
ceived at this office, which, owing to tho
dull season, will be printed at low rates.
Capt. C. E. Chichester has returned,
and resumed his studies at tho Theologi?
cal .Seminary. Ile has been on on ex?
tensive tour of thoNorth during his vaca?
Tho Charleston Republican, altera sus?
pension of two days, owing to mortgage
rial difficulties, has resumed publication.
E. V. Smalley, Esq., traveling corres?
pondent of tho New York Tribune, paid
us a visit, yesterday.
Tho Governor has commuted the sen?
tence of Simon Black, of Lexington
County, from hanging to imprisonment
in the Stato penitentiary for lifo. Black
was to have boon hung to-day. Ho was
ono of thc murderers of Mr. Uarmou, of
L' xiugtou County.
Messrs. ll. C. Shiver & Co. have issued
their prouunciamento us to tho fall nud
winter campaigu. Their facilities are
unexcelled, and as tho business is looked
after by cxporionced individuals, the
firm hus acquired au extensive reputa?
Wo have received u copy of a docu?
ment in opposition to Mr. Greeley, pre?
pared by R. R. Barrow, of Jerrebome,
aud franked by Congressman L. A.
It is currently reported that Treasurer
Parker hus "changed his base"-re?
moved furniture, etc., to a moro North?
Wo had nu installment of the equi?
noctial, yesterday-moro wind than was
Blair Anderson, of Georgetown Coun?
ty, has been commissioned as a druggist,
pharmaceutist and apothecary, by tho
Uuiversity Medical Board.
Thc boltiug County Convention meets
to-day at the Court House, at 12 o'clock.
Wo loam that the fuel for tho running
of tho machinery ut the Water Works is
obtained by the destruction of fencing,
posts, A-c. How is it with tho city trea?
sury? Ls it unable to meet its ex pen ros
Tho music by the 18th Regiment
Band will be resumed this ufternoon.
Tho following is tho programme
Remembrance on Paris March
Cavatina Lucretia Borgia-Donizetti.
Trapp, Trapp, Galop-Faust.
In the order issued by Judge Mackey,
in the case of H. G. Worthington aud
the Union and Spartanburg Railroad,
au extension of sixty days was granted;
aud receivers in tho meantime were ap?
pointed-Messrs. T. B. Jeter and James
M. Baxter-to receive and disburse ell
finnis of tho road. Tho order was, the
next day, rovoked, on the petition of the
counsel of both parties, with the view to
a compromise. Mr. Worthington having
failed to comply with the terms, an ap?
plication was made by the counsel of
bond-holders, and in tho interim au
order has boen^issacd by Judge Mont?
gomery MOHOS to restrain parties from
Miss Kicixcoaa AUUOAD.-Wo have
taken some pains to find out how Arno
rica's prima donua, the talented SoutL
Carolina songstress, succeeded inLondoi
during hor recent operatio engagement,
Sho had thero as rivals Patti, Nilsson,
Alboni, Sessi, Miramon, Parepa nor
other singers-the best now on tb?
stago. Tho Pall Mall Gazelle, cf Maj
"Thc promised return of Mlle. Kel?
logg to Her Majesty's opera took plaot
on Saturday. Tho clover and charming
vocalist was welcomed with enthusiasm,
and sho moro than justified tho applause
bestowed upon hor. Linda was ono ol
Miss Kellogg's best parts when sho firs!
appeared in London some throe or foui
years ago. Sinco then the voice hm
gained in power and tho vocalist in Btyle:
and among tho numerous ablo repre?
sentatives now in England of such
characters as Linda, Lucia, Amina and
others belonging more or loss to thc
same class, there is not one (with tho
obvious exception of Adelina Patti) who,
for vocal aud dramatic excellence com?
bined, can bo placed ou a lovel with
Mlle. Clara Louise Kellogg."
This is the highest kind of praise, ic
view of tho fact that tho paper from
which wo make the above extract is not
ovcr-favorablo to American?, and thc
comparisons made embrace nearly all
tho great artists in Europe, who are now
in Loudon nt one or tho other of thc
Tho Daily Telegraph says:
"On Saturday night, May ll, after i
lengthened absence in her native conn
try, the American prima donna, Mist
Clara Louise Kellogg, re-appeared or,
tho stage of Drury Lane. The applause
after 'O luce di quent anima,' being ec
goneral and prolonged that oven Sil
Michael Costa, who seemed obstinatolj
beut upon refusing an encore, had tc
DEAD.-James Davis, who was stab?
bed, on Saturday, the 7th instant, by a
man nnmod Roberts, and whoso-arm was
amputated by Dr. Darby, on the Tues?
day following, died, yesterday morning,
from socondary hemorrhage-the twelfth
day after tho operation. The father of
the poor follow was buried the day be?
fore. Roberts is iu jail.
PHONIXIANA.-The girls abandoned
the Grecian bend, because it never
brought a bean.
Never undertake to fasten a d >or with
a lock from your own head.
If a mau has u great many debts, are
they very "much to his crodit?"
A reflective reporter described a hearse
as "a splendid, though sad vehicle."
"I um dyeing for lovo," said a melan?
choly young man as he put the coal-black
fluid on his moustache
Friendship is a cadenoe of divine me?
lody melting through tho boort.
To bo happy is not the purpose of oar
being, bBt to deserve happiness.
It little becomes the feeble to be un?
just; justice is peculiarly the shield of
The young widow who was buried in
grief is now alive aud doing well. Jr^t is
only another instance of premature in?
Old newspapers for snle at PnaiNix
office, at fifty cents a hundred.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Thu Northern
mail opeus at 2.30 P. M.; closes 12.00
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. AI. Charleston
night mail opens 7.00 A. M.; C1OS6B6.15
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western opens
and closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington opens
2.30 P. M.: closes 11.30 A. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
DANGEROUS COUNTERFEIT.-The Cou?
rier notes that n very dangerous counter?
feit five dollar United States currency
note is afloat iu Charleston. It is very
like the original, and can only bo detect?
ed by comparing the words "United
Slates." lu the good note they aro deli?
cately shaded and clearly defined, and in
the bad one heavily shaded and rather
crowded. Our merchants and others
should be on their guard, as it is not im?
probable that some of these notes may
find their way to Columbia.
"NOT VERY WELT,."-A feeling of
vague bodily discomfort, which does not
amount to positive illness, and yet is in?
compatible with health, is often aptly
described by the phrase "Not very well."
This feeling usually arises from a defi?
ciency of the nervous power which is re?
quired to keep the vital machinery in
vigorous and healthful operation. Ner?
vous weakness has too frequently turned
out to be the prelude of some serious
malady, to admit of any doubt in the
matter. Inactivity of the bodily func?
tions as surely begets their derangement
aa cause precedes effect.
It is, therefore, absolutely essential for
the preservation of health, perhaps of
life itself, that this warning should be
promptly heeded. Tho case does not
admit of delay. Revitalize the system
at once and effectually with Hostetter's
Bitters-that peerless invigorant which,
by infusing new health and strength into
the system, protects it against disease
more surely than ever knight of old was
protected by armor of proof against his
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENT*.
Mooting Palmetto Lodge.
Mrs. S."N. McCully-School Notice.
R. O'Neale, Jr.-To Kent.
lt. C. Shiver & Co.-Elegunt Stock.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, Hopteniber 19.-Columbi* .
Hold-J Koborthon, Laurens; G Savayott, 8
C; J O Totten, Jersey City; F A Connor,
Cokcsburv; VV li Turner, Wiunsboro; Patrick
DeDuilio, "ireland; W F Davies, baltimore; E
a J Hayes, Lexington; J Marshall, Mrs Sin?
gleton, Mise Singleton, W A Bradley, Charles?
ton; Do L Fillyaw. Mist E Fillyaw, Mies L
Fillyaw, Wilmington; J 8 Meredith and wife,
H D Oilbort, J W Emmert, NC;P Masaman,
Pa; D T Corbiu, Charleston.
Hendrix House-A Y Dun, Julia Dun, Mis?
sissippi; F Hammond and wife, 8 C; Frank 'J
Robortd, John C Brewer, Augusta: L ? Hen?
dricks, OharloBton; O L Reid, Walhalla; G
Wohrlo, Greenville; J D Smith, Pendleton; D
L Glonn, H A Gibson, Alston; Phillip Dunn,
A H Smyth, Union; B Frank thoan, Gcoueo.
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DI:ATII OF A FINE HORSE.-The Wheel?
ing (W. Va.) Intelligencer reports that
Dan. Bice's horse, Stephen A. Douglass,
was turned out to graze on Monday, and
was so badly injured iu attempting to
jump a high picket fence that it was
found necessary to shoot him to shorten
his misery. Next to tho beautiful blind
horso Excelsior, Jr., Douglass was, per?
haps, moro generally admired than any
other animal over exhibited in thocirous
ring iu this country.
DEATH OF A CHARLESTONIAN.- Infor?
mation has reached the city of the death
of Mr. John J. Alexander, a native of
this city. Mr. Alexander was boru in
Charleston, but for tho past twenty years
has lived iu Florida. He was educated
nt the Forman University in Greenville,
and graduated with distinction.
A Radical orator in Detroit compli?
mented a yoong mother upon her "fine
Grant baby," when sho replied that ho
probably came to that conclusion from
Boeing the child have a bottle.
"When lovely women don? a 'Dolly,'
and finds, too late, njen don't admire it,
she'd b. tter try some other folly, and to
u cirous rider biro it."