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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wednesday Horning, October 23,1872.
For President of the United States.
HORACE: ?KEELEY, or Now York.
B. GRATZ BROWN, of Missouri.
Thc Letter of Auditor ?nry-Tho Ball
Opened. " ?
We published, yesterday, a letter of
Edwin F. Oary, late State Auditor, to
the ci tizona of the State. There is hard?
ly room for doubt, that the cause of Mr.
Gary's removal was his persistent refusal
to order a levy of taxes. Gov. Soott
himself does not attempt to deny this.
The prime object, in ordering the levy
for tho pay mo nt of interest on the public
debt, ia to enhance the valne ot the
bonds ia which tho ring has been specu?
lating to the full extent of their means,
and a marked rise in which will enable
them to realize an enormous amount.
The bare f aot of the ordering of the levy
will further their plana; the aotual col?
lection of the tax will please them still
Governor Soott, according to the
Statement of Mr. Gary, frankly admits
that he doea not Bnppose that the money,
if Collected, will be applied to the pur?
poses for which it was collected. What
they dosiro is to "bull" the bonds; the
actual payment of the interest would be
a dead loss. But are our people going
to pay.thia tax for interest on a public
debt, nearly half of which is palpably
fraudulent? If we make no protest, and
tamely submit to any exactions which
the "ring" may make, there will bo no
end to them, and all the property of the
State will be virtually confiscated. We
cannot ' pay-no people can pay and
prosper-a tax of from two-and-a-half, to
five per bent., which will bo forced from
our impoverished people, if this levy is
The people, of New York-the State
which, next to jPgnnrylvania, is generally
conceded to bo curaed with the most' ex?
travagant and venal government of any
in the Ubion-are raising a loud cry,
because, of a threatened tax of nine
mills on the dollar. Property in New
York is assessed ?for taxation at pri?es
ranging , from ?no-^hird to one-half its
value, "whioh would : makolo levy of nine
milla in reality four and a half and less
on the dollar. On the contrary, property
is assessed in thia S tat ? at its fall value,
and real estate, tho bulk of our property,
at twenty-five, thirty, forty and in some
instances. fully 100 per cent, above, or
double its actual Belling value. This we
are prepared to prove. While, then, the
people of New York are outraged at the
prospect of a tax of less than one-half of
one per cent., we are coolly being sub?
jected to an imposition of at least three
and one-half per cent.
lu a politioal campaign like the pre?
sent, personalities may be considered
auder two heads-those whioh relate to
the candidates for office, and those whieh
spring up. and are wielded against each
other by the supporters of those candi?
dates. As regards the first class of per?
sonalities, they are not only justifiable,
but perfectly right and proper and even
necessary under a republican form of
government. Thomas Jefferson laid this
down as a rale for guidance in relation
to candidates for office, and to whioh
test every candidate should be pot: "is
he honest; ia ha capable?" The candidate
who oannot stand the touchstone of this
inquiry must go to the wall. To enable
the people to aot understandingly, the
candidate's charaoter, moral and politi?
oal, must be subjeoted to the crucible of
investigation. That investigation should
be fair and truthful, but to make it fair
and trathful, it ought to be rigorous.
Without a kuowledge of a man's charac?
ter and capacity for office, it is impossi?
ble for the people to aot intelligently.
If a man's oharaoter is such that it can?
not bo subjeoted to the requisite test,
that is no fault of the people or of those
who expose and hold np to pablio view
his trae oharaoter. It is his fault or
misfortune, and may or may not show
folly on his part, or the part of his poli?
tioal friends, in bringing him forward as
a candidate. Such personalities, we
contend, are not only, fair and legiti?
mate, but absolutely necessary under
our form of government.
As regards personalities between poli
tioal opponents-that is, among the
supporters of the several candidates foi
offioe-we do not believe them necessary
or desirable. Bat if they are commenced
by one side, the other side will follow
sait ia self-defeaoe. In such oases, blows
aro to be received as well as given. lu
the present campaign, the "personali?
ties" whfoh wo have called legitimate, so
far as the friends of Mr. Greeley are con
03rned, have been olear, distinct personal
oharges of official delinquency on the
part of Grant, and of moral and per?
sonal unfitness for tho duties of the
high offioe he holds, with ?he proof of
them. How ie this legitimate warfare
met? IQ the usual way-that ie, by
vague, senseless slanders, aimed india
oriminately at every Democrat. The
friends of Grant shout "traitor," "seces?
sionist," "copperhead," "Ku Klux,"
&o. To those sharp, olear foots that
cannot be gainsaid or answered, our op?
ponents reply only by vulgar abuse.
AIKEN.-Sentator-O. D. Hayne.
Representatives-P. R. Rivers, S. J.
Lee, Glosten Holland, W. R. Jone?.
J. R. Tolbert, Ii. P. Martin, H. H. Elli?
son, H. Wideman. - .. .
Coalmine, John "Wilson, J. O. 0. Fea
BARNWELL.-Senator-.Tas. M. Smith.
Representatives,-B H. Norland, B. W.
Middleton, Julius Mayer, G. H. Harri H.
Representatives-Hastings Gantt, Sa?
muel Green, Thomas Hamilton, G. A.
Reed, N. B. Myers, J. B. Bascomb, J.
Charles Sims, Prince Young.
CHESTER FIED.-Representatives-J. P.
Thomas, Abram P. Ford, Robert Tarle?
ton, Sherman Smalls, Wm. D. Frazer.
DARLINGTON.-Senator-B. F. Whitte
moro. Representatives-S. J. Keith,
John Boston, Richard Humbert, J. A.
Representatives-lf_t?i>_. A. Barker, Limus
Simons, Paris Simpkins, David Graham,
A. Simpkins. t)
FAIBF?EI?D! -Senator-Sandy Ford.
Representatives-leane Milier, Levi Lee,
S. M. Smart.
GEOBOBTOWN.-Senator-W. H. Jones.
Representatives-JamcB A. Bowley,
Charles.H. Sperry, Charles S. Green.
Honny.-Senator--T. O. Dunn. Re?
presentativos-J. H. DuBenborry, N. B.
Cooper. - T*? entire, Oonsetvative ticket
KBBSJQAV. -Representatives-A. W.
Hough, ll. J). Gaither, Frank; Adamson:
LAUBENS.-^Senate r-^Y; J; 'P. Owens.
Reprqsentatiyes-^J?e Crews, Jim Young,
Ctusar Sullivan, ' ' ',
NEWBERRY.- Sonutor-H. G. Corwin;
Representatives-JOH. D. Boston, Iaam
??oNEH.-~S?hiaf?r-Wm. C. Keith.
Enos A. Tat?.' -' - ^
OBANPBBUBO.'-Senator-Jae. F. Jami?
son.. Representatives-Samuel L. Dun?
can, John Dix,. J. Felder.Myers, Henry
Riley, Abram Donnelly.
Dunoan. Representatives-Dr. R. M.
Smith, G. Cannon, Dr. W. P. Compton,
Thomas J. Moore.
SUMTES. - Representatives -T. P. John?
son, Wm. W. Ramsey, Butler Spears, T.
C. Wilson, T. P. Johnson.
UNION.-Representatives-W. H. Wal?
lace, B. H. Rice, Allison Smith.
YOBK.- Senator-J. H. White. Rep?
resentatives-J. Martin, M. L. Owens,
J. ?. Ratohford, Nelson Davies.
Speaking of the removal of Auditor
Gary, the Columbia correspondent of tho
Charleston News says-:
In pursuance of au Act of the last
General Assembly abolishing the office
of S ta to Auditor, "on and after the
general election of 1872," Gov. Scott,
this morning, issued an order to State
Auditor Gary, directing him to turn over
the books and papers bf his office to the
Comptroller-General, by whom the duties
of both offices are to be perf?rmed'here
after. It is rumored that the Comptrol?
ler-General, whose duty it - IB now made
to levy all taxes ordered by the General
Assembly, is about to levy a speoial tax
(as directed by the "validating bill" of
last winter) to pay the interest on the
publia debt, and that this action is to be
taken at the desire of the Governor
eleot, Moses, who will then proceed to
sue out an injunction restraining the col?
lection of the tax for interest upon the
$6,000,000 of conversion bonds now sup?
posed to be out, so as to bring the whole
question of their legality to a square
issue before the courts.
A NORTH CABOMNA PiiOT.-A promi?
nent North Carolina politician, who has
just passed through Washington, reports
a deep-laid plot on foot to deprive the
people of that State of their right to
select a United States Senator, in the
event of Grant's eleotiou. lt is believed
that Gov. Caldwell will declare the entire
Legislature just chosen, in which there
is a decided Conservative majoiity, to bo
illegal, and get the Radical Supreme
Judges to confirm this action. He will
next prooeed to appoint John Pool or
some other Radical to the vaoanoy, and
let the election of a new Legislature go
over for ono or two years. By this
means, Pool will get and keep the seat,
in defiance of the popular will.
MISSING" BOAT FOUND.-On Saturday
morning last a oanoe, about twenty-two
feet long, left Dereef's wharf, on a fish?
ing exoursion, outside, with Captain
Peter Rutherford, John Evans, Peter
Walker, William Robinson and Robert
E. Maxwell, some of the port wardens,
all colored, aboard. They did not re?
turn at the appointed hour, and a great
deal of apprehension was felt fer their
safety, but it was hoped that they would
turu up all right. lu all probability a
sad fate has overtaken them, as the oanoe
in which they left was picked up yester?
day, bottom np, by Captain David
Deroef, colored, between the Housatonio
and Rattle Snake buoys. They may
have taken to one of tho islands when
tho rough weather set in, but the im?
pression is that they have all been
Remembor the only complete Menage?
rie traveling South is "Old John Robin?
son V-Columbia, November ll.
Corre apo nile nc c.
COLUMBIA. S. C., Ootober 17,1872.
Hon. Edwin F. Gary, Columbia, 8. G.
SIB: I have just received from his
Excellency Robert K. Soott, Governor,
a communication directing me to assume
the duties of State Auditor in accordance
with the provisions of an Aot entitled
"An Act to abolish the offioe of State
Auditor, and confer the duties of the
offioe upon the Comptroller-General,"
approved March 13, 1872. I, therefore,
take this opportunity to notify yon that
I this day assume the duties heretofore
devolving upon you as State Auditor,
and request tUatypu ,*iil at once turn
over to this'office all tho books and
papers of your oflfcf?
I have notified' the' proper officers of
the various Counties that they will in
future oe governed by orders issuing
from this office. Very respectfully,
J. L. NEAGLE,
OFFICE OF AUDITOB OF STATE,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Ootober 18, 1872.
Hon. J. L. ? eagle, Comptroller-General,
Columbia, S. C.
BIB: In reply to your communication
of the 17th instaut, I would say that I
do not acknowledge the authority of the
Governor to turn over the duties of this
offioe to any one, without first removing
me from offioe; and I hereby notify you
not to interfere in any manner with suoh
I shall this day notify all officers whose
duties are subordinate to thia office, to
ignore nuy order emanating from any
other sou roo. Very respectfully,
EDWIN F. GARY, State Auditor.
COLOMBIA, S. C., October 17, 1872.
Hon. ??dw?? F. Gary, Slate Auditor South
SIB: Under provisions of an Aot enti?
tled "An Aot to abolish the office of
State Auditor, and ooufer tho duties of
his offioe upon the Comptroller-General,"
approved March 13, 1872, it is my duty
to notify you that your position as a
State offiosr ceases by limitation of law;
and I have, iu accordance therewith,
notified the Ron. J. lt. Nea g lo, Comp?
troller-General, to take charge of tho
offioe formerly under your control.
Personally, I regret the abolition of
the office, ?ud take gt eat pleasure in tes?
tifying to the ability with which you
have conducted the duties of State Au?
ditor, and tho corrodion of errors com?
mitted undor the administration of pre?
vious officers. I have the honor to be,
sir, very respectfully,
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor,
OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF STATE,
COLUMBIA, S. C., Ootober 17,1872.
Hts Excellency R. K. Scott, Governor of
DBAB SIB: In reply to your communi?
cation of this day, I have the honor to
say that I do not construe tho Act to
whioh you refer in the same manner as
yourself; and desire to say that I cannot
Bubmit to suoh a construction, as I think
the interests of theState will be jeopard?
ized by my vacation of th o office at this
time. If yon desire my removal, it lays
in yonr power to effect thin; although I
would suggest to your Excellency that
matters are in such a state as to render it
impolitic to do so.
I shall continue to conduct the affairs
of this office until my term expires by
law, unless removed by yourself.
EDWIN F. GARY, State Auditor.
COLUMBIA. 8. C., Ootober 21, 1872.
Hon. Edwin F. Gary, Columbia, S. C.
SIB: On the 17th instant, I addressed
you a communication, notifying you
that your position as a State officer
ceased by limitation of law, and direct?
ing you to turn over the office of State
Auditor to the charge of the Comp?
troller-General, nuder provisions of an
Act entitled "An Aot to abolish the offioe
of State Auditor, and oonfer the duties
of his office apon the Comptroller-Gene?
ral," approved March 13, 1872, which
you deoline to do, olaiming that yon
could not submit to finch a construction
of the law, and stated that tho only
manner the State Auditor's offioe could
be transferred to the control of the
Comptroller-General was by your re?
moval, and the appointment of the
Comptroller-General as State Auditor.
The opinion of the Attorney-General
being clear that the offioe of State
Auditor stands abolished by law after
the late general eleotion, (the 16th in?
stant,) but to avoid the complication of
a law suit, whioh would involve the loss
of time in arriving at a decision, and
would thereby defeat the intention of
the Legislature, I have thia day caused
your removal to be made.
I have the honor to be, sir, very re?
spectfully, ROBERT K. SCOTT,
OFFICE OF AUDITOB OF STATE,
COLUMBIA, 8. C.. Ootober 22, 1872.
His Excellency R. K. Scott, Governor of
GOVBBNOB: I have the honor to ac?
knowledge the reoeipt of your commu?
nication of the 21st inst., notifying mo
that I have been removed from the of?
fioe of Auditor of State, and that you
have appointed Dr. J. Ii. Neagle to suc?
ceed me. Very respectfully,
EDWIN F. GARY,
Late State Auditor.
A barber in Titusville, whilo cutting
the hair of a rural customer, ran his
shears against somo hard substance,
whioh proved to be a whetstone. The
old farmer said he "had missed that
whetstone ever since haying time last
July, and had looked all over a ten-aero
lot for it, but now remembered sticking
it up over hid ear."
There was a fight at Shiloh Churoh,
Covington County, Miss., tho other day,
in whioh the combatants wore the Sulli?
vans and their friends on one side, and
the Chains and Dykes on tho other. Two
men woro killed outright, another mor?
tally wounded and four others badly in?
To the People of South Carolin?.
OD the 5th of November, the people of
South Carolina, in common with the
people of all the United States, will be
called upon to elect a President and
Vice-President to serve for the ensuing
The coarse that has been pursued by
the present Administration h QB beon so
subversivo of all local Bolf-government
aud hostile to tho rights and liborties of
the oit i zen, as to have excited the gravest
apprehensions for the safety of our free
institutions, and has aroused the intelli?
gent and conservative masses of tho na
? ti?n to a United, "abd determined effort to
rescue, if possible, tho Government
I from the hands oT "its present audacious
and unscrupulous1 raiera, and7 bring it
back to its' constitutional bearings.
More than this, so alarming and wide?
spread has been the growth of corrup?
tion in high places as to have tainted all
the fountains of public justice, and so
reckless the Uso of corrupt instrumentali?
ties by publio officials, as to undermine
every principle of honor and honesty-in
tho breasts of the people, and prepare
the way for tho rapid and almost sure
j decay of all publio virtue. To arrest tho
I spread of these evil and dangerous ten
I dennies, and to save to tho people the
substance, as well as form, of a consti
I tutionul republic, citizens of all classes
j and parties have organized a holy, firm
and indestructible alliance on behalf of
purity in government and sympathy and
reconciliation between sections. The
cardinal principles of this movement
were promulgated from Cincinnati on
the 1st of Iaet May, and solemnly ratified
by the Democracy of the whole Union
in general convention at Baltimore on
the 9th of July.
Horace Greeley, of Now York, and B.
Gratz Brown, of Missouri, chosen as tho
standard-bearers of this causo, have been
hailed with patriotic enthusiasm by the
friends of law, order and well-regulated
liberty throughout the entire land. The
principles which have been emblazoned
upon our banner, in the hopeful words
of our illustrious candidate, "cannot die,
bot must and will survive even defeat, if
defeat were possible."
South Carolina, recognizing this as
the only movement in tho present crisis
calculated to overthrow a monstrous cen?
tralization, and to secure to the present
generation the blessings of a just and
free government, has, through a con?
vention of her people, recorded her ad?
hesion and pledged her support to the
movement. While we are not permitted
! to speak the language of assured victory
to our people in this State, it is neVer
i tholess our solemn duty to adjure them,
! by their enlightened love of country and
I their devotion to its institutions, to sum?
mon to their, aid that highest fortitude
in man,' ot-fidelity to principle, even in
I the midst of disaster, and rallying
j around our colors, give to our candidates
a manly, a generous and a united sup?
port. Animated by the foregoing senti?
ments, and profoundly sensible of the
responsibility devolved upon them, and
to insure the action which is now recom?
mended, the State Central Executive
Committee of the Democratic and Libe?
ral Republican parties, after a joint con?
ference, have determined, under tho
auspices of the uadersigned, represent?
ing this State in the National Executive
Committee of the two parties, to present
to the people of South Carolina and in?
voke their Buffragc9 for tho following
ticket of eleotors:
PRESIDENTIAL ELBCTOBS.-Slate al
Large-M. P. O'Conner, of Charleston;
W. H. Wallace, of Union; S. A. Pearce,
First District-W. W. Walker, of
Second District-Johnson Hagood, of
Third District-Simeon Pair, of New?
Fourth District-W. R. Robertson, of
THOMAS Y. SIMONS,
National Democratic Executive Com.
S. A. PEARCE,
National Liberal Republican Ex. Com.
"USED UP."-What is tho precise
meaning of this familiar phrase when
employed to signify an unnatural condi?
tion of body and mind? It means ex?
haustion, languor, want of vital energy,
mental apathy-a pitiable state of physi?
cal and mental helplessness. The best,
and lu fact tho only perfectly reliable
panacea for a "used up" system is that
most popular aud potent of medicinal
stimulants, Hostettors Stomach Bitters.
No matter whether the health has been
broken down by excessive labor, over
study, an insalubrious atmosphere, anx?
iety, irregularities in diet, dissipation,
or any other causo, this powerful and
pleasant vegetable restorative will soon
reorait the drooping energies of nature,
restoring the integrity of the norves,
and re-establishing that functional regu?
larity which is essential to animal vigor
and a hopeful frame of mind. As a cure
for debility, in all its varied manifesta?
tions, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is un
approached by any tonio in the materia
Thirteen volumes, containing the Ku
Klux report and testimony, have been
issued, at a cost of $15,000, from the
Government printing office at Washing?
ton. As it is found that they fail to fire
the Northern heart, they are now being
used as waste paper and sold to the paper
mills. Such is the eoonomy of Grant's
Don't oonfound Old Reliable, who
never fails to bring a first olasB enter?
tainment, with any other exhibition
Not at Columbia until November ll.
It is reportod that two-thirds of the
priests in Paris are ready to follow Hya?
cinthe's example-as soon as they can
find tho essential Amorioau widows, with
A mighty chasm in tho Andes has just
beeu bridged by n Baltimore company.
Tho struotnre is 12,000 feet above tho
level of tho sea, and the highest of its
kiud in the world.
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of tho PHOENIX is five cents.
Old newspapers for sale at PUONIX
office, at fifty cento a hundred.
The annual session of the Grand Divi?
sion of tho Sons of Temperance con?
venes this evening, in Temperance Hall,
a few doors below the PUONIX offioe. By
tho way, weare informed that the Colum?
bia Sons contemplate the erection of a
temple in this city.
The Governor has pardoned John
MoCord, of Abbeville, convioted of as?
sault and battery -with intent to kill, at
the February (1872) term of the court,
and sentenced by Judge Orr to twelve
months' imprisonment at hard labor.
Also, Goorge A. Berry, of Biohland, con?
victed of groud larceny in two casca, at
the October (1870) term of the oourt,
and sentenced by Judge Melton to three
and a half.years imprisonment at hard
labor. The pardon of Thomas DeHay,
of Fairfield, who was convicted of aid?
ing a prisoner to escape, at the March
term of the court, 1872, and sentenced
to ten y oars' imprisonment in the peni?
tentiary, has been canceled by the Go?
Several dissatisfied individuals, as we
are informed, contemplate the formation
of a new gas company in this oity.
Prof. Anderson, the wizard and illu?
sionist, assisted by Leona and Columbia
Anderson, Young America and Prof.
Schubert, after a brilliant European
tour, appear before a Columbia audience
on the 4th and 5th November, in Irwin's
Hall. This is, wo believe, Prof. A.'s first
tour of America in sixteen or eighteen
We recently noted an error in assign?
ing the invention of champagne to the
reign of Louis XVI, (1778;) and here we
find an old memorandum referring to the
Spectator, No. C69, July 19, 1714, where
wo read of "champaign," ns it is there
spelled, aa a drink known for at least
Tho artistic reporter sees items in
orange elands, and paragraphs, in every?
thing. The embryo banker in the Sun?
day-school books attracts the attention
of a generous patron by Blooping to piok
up a pin. Bat the reporter whose na*
tore is permeated by a e?nse of the re?
sponsibilities of his oalli.ng, sees a bana?
na peel on the ohnroh steps, and tarries
patiently by it till the congregation
John Thompson says the reason why
the Grantltes do not want to "clasp
hands across the bloody chasm" is, theil
hands are too full-they would have tc
The "Eastnee Diamonds" is the latest
production of Anthony Trollope, authoi
of "The Golden Lion of Granper?,'
"Baroheater Towers," etc. The reputa?
tion of this talented author ia so wall
established that newspaper oommenda*
tion is really unnecessary. His charao
tera are drawn with an outline firm, bold
and strong. His broad and vigorout
portraiture, keen insight into character,
aud subtle and penetrating observation,
embraoe too widely and pierce too deep
ly into the society around him, not tc
give to all he writes tho strength anc
consistency of a purpose. The prioe o
this volume is $1.25. Mr. W. J. Duffie
has furnished us with a copy.
The scaffolding has been removed fron
the froat of Mr. Stieglitz's building, (o?
Main street, three doors below tho PHCB
nix office,) and it now looms up in all iti
beauty-a monument to the skill o
Messrs. Berg Sc Hewetson, the architects
and Mr. Jacobs, the bailder.
Not what it was, bnt what it shouh
have been-tho play at Irwin's Hall
Tuesday night. The secret on the stag
waB Lady Audloy's, but tho secret of tb
local notice was the non-attendance o
tho local. Elizabeth was not produce*
on the stage, though previously an
nounoed by programme and advertise
mont. The local did not receive th
usual complimentary, but retaraed goo*
for evil, and paid the usual compliment
ary notice-showing onr high appreoia
tion of the well-earned reputation o
We are authorized by Comptrolle
Neagle to say, that, notwithstanding th
removal of Aaditor Gary, the bond seri
sait will bo prosecuted ns vigorously a
over-Messrs. Pope & Haskell havio
been retained as counsel.
The long drought was rolieved, y estel
day, by a dull, steady rain, whioh corr
menoed falling about ? o'olook. Tb
dust had become intolerable.
A novel custom has been introduce
in some of our fashionable housei
When a visitor calla and finds the famil
out, he is requested to write his name i
a handsome visiting book. Not a ba
Now that wooden-weddings, tin-wed
dings, silver-weddings and gold-wedding
are so frequently celebrated, it is prc
posed to celebrate the India-rubber wed
ding also. It oan be stretched to soi
any anniversary, of^course. People en?
counter so many little "gum" games em?
ployed to abstraot "der mouish" from
j the domestic treasury after marriage,
that the proposed celebration might be
deemed superfluous. If Hymen's wor?
shipers handle their cards well, they are
certain to win the rubber, at any rate,
by the time they "peg out," as Lincoln
used to express it.
Mr. Hngh McElrone has been called
upon to mourn tho deuth of another
obild, from diphtheria. His youngest
an infant-died on Monday night, and
was buried yosterday.
Gov. Scott hos appointed Edward D.
Legard a Commissioner of Deeds for
South Carolina, resident at Philadelphia,
"Thieves break through and steal"
from brick ns well as wooden bouses; but
the thieves that broke into Mr. Squiers'
etoro on Tuesday night did not steal
anything. Money must have been their
object, but they didn't get any.
We republish this morning, on our
first page, the highly interesting letter
of ex-Auditor Cary, addressed to the
citizens of the State. There are matters
throughout the letter of Buoh interest
to the people that no apology is needed
for ita second publication.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens, at 3.20 p, M. oloBep 11.00
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 5.30
P. M.; closes: G.00 A? M. Charleston
night mail-opens.- 7.00 A. M.; closes 6?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 V. M. ; closes 11.30 A. Mi Oh
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M:
Oouirr OP COMMON PLEAS, COLUMBIA,
Ootober 22.-Judge Melton presiding.
J. A. Hendrix & Brother vs. Charlea
H. Manson. The jury returned a ver?
dict for the plaintiffs for 81,049.01.
Hester Flynn, el al, vs. Wm. Simona.
Trespass to try titles. This case occu?
pied the attention of the court up to the
hour br adjournment.
ST. CBISPIN'S DAY.-Next Fridoy, the
25th of October, is Set down in the calen?
dar aa St. Crispin's Day. In England
this is the great festival day of the
"Cordwaiucrs," or shoemakers, who aro
often poetically termed the eons of 86.
Crispin. The "Oordw'ainers" derived
their name originally from Cordova, a
town in Spain whence the famous Spa?
nish leather used to oome in which tho
English gentlemen of the old time muon,
rejoiced. St. Crispin was a shoemaker,
and migrating from Borne to France in
tho third century, preached for the good
of souls daring the day, and at night tor?
tured soles to make good "understand?
ings" for his customers. Martyrdom
under the Emperor Maximilian Was his
fate. Shakspeare makes Henry Y say,
before the battle of Agincourt: "This
day is called the feast of Crispin." The
boot and shoemakers now universally
accept the cognomen of Crispins. The
publio generally, however, have but a
vagae idea of the reason why they are BO
denominated. Hence this paragraph.
PncENixiANA.-Some one has said that
the three hardest words to pronounce
consecutively are, "I was mistaken."
Let the person who made this assertion
try:his articulating powers on the names
of the lakes in Maine-three for instance
-Hoknztyahob, Zitzmornumgohic, Ma?
Tastes have changed within the past
3,000 years. Once extreme criminals
dreaded the river Styx; now their great?
est fear is of the Noose,
There are many people who not only
believe that this world revolves on its
axis, bot they believe that they are the
When are stockings like dead men?
When they are men ded; or, perhaps,
when their soles have departed; or,
again, when they are all in holes. Al!
the reasons for things can't be though!
of at once, and possibly there are mon
Next te the "little busy bee" the boot?
black famishes the brightest example ol
improving the "shining hoar."
A Cairo woman shot her husband jost
because he threw stove-wood at ber.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Anderson, the Illusionist.
J. D. Bateman-Apples.
J. C. Swygert-$10 Beward.
John Agnew & Son-Oat?.
HOTEL ABBITAU, Qoto?or p.-Hendrii
House-A. D Bates and daughter, Mrs M I
Coleman, Batesville: E A Kennedy, Josepl
Lawton, Ridgeway; J B Crosby, Crossyville
H H Goiger and wife, Lexington; J H Kuulor
Richland. . . _ _ .
Central Hotel-E Lewis; A W Lamar, Doko
B T Aughtry, O Davis. Newberry, 8 O; Mrs I
Davis, Abbeville; P B Harrison^ Greenville
W A Gaines, Yorkville; J E Flanigan. city; C
Hewitt, Graham; T W Oooglor, G and OUR
W G Hughes. Union; 8 A Olli vor, O A Petty
A Wallace, Alston; B F Mauldin, Williameton
M Nicely, BOjJP Wells, Greenville.
Columbia Hotel-3 L Shuter, Lexington; I
E Boab, Charleston; B B Wise. Lexingtons ?
H Todd, U 8 A; J Belitzer, N Y; J Salvo, L C
Clifford, Charleston; W J Ready, Mrs L A
Beady, Edgedold; BDBrown, NO; JO Roath
city; O G Joger, Newberry; Miss N Bonds
Miss Alice Powers, Laurena; WA Bradley
Augusta; W W Milam and lady. Ga: OVf
Aiken, John Robinson's Show; F Gallagher