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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Horning, October 25,1872.
For President of the United Slates.
HORACE GRBELBT, of New York.
ll. UH ATZ BROWS, or BUaaourl.
PBESIDENTTAXI ELKOTORS.-State al
Large-M. P. O'Connor, of Charleston;
W. H. Wallace, of Union; S. A. Pearce,
First District-XV. W. Walker, of
Second District-Johnson Hagood, of
Third District- Simoon Fair, of New?
Iburfft District-Vi. R. Robertson, of
The Electoral Ticket.
We run up this morning at the head
of our columns the Greeley and Browji
electoral ticket, whicb has been selected
by the Democratic and Liberal Republi?
can Executive Committee. It is late
being announced, but better be late than
neyer. The gentlemen chosen are of our
most worthy and public spirited citizens,
and must prove entirely satisfactory to
all the conservative elements in the
State. It is too late, we presume, to
make anything of a canvass in this
State; which would, indeed, be au un?
necessary and useless expense and labor,
any way. The white people are a unit
for Greeley; the colored people a unit
for Grant. It would be unwise and un?
profitable to have bootless wrangling
over the question. We must go and do
what we know to bo our duty, and they
can go and do what they conoeive to be
We should be glad to make a political
combination with our oolored follow-citi?
zens. It is absolutely neoessary that
something of the kind should be done in
order to secure a good and honest go?
vernment in the State. In national
affairs, however, though it would certain?
ly be more healthful that raoe should not
be the dividing line; yet, if suoh be the
caso; if every or almost every respecta?
ble white man in the State sincerely
favors the Cincinnati movement, and the
colored people, en masse, distrust Gree?
ley and prefer Grant, why there is no
help for it. It is plainly the duty bf
every citizen to attend the polls and
give his free and honest opinion upon
the issues before the country by the
casting of his vote. "The price of
liberty is eternal vigilance." No oitizen
who professes an interest in the welfare
of his country, and who would preserve
for himself and his posterity a free go?
vernment, can excuse himself for apathy
and indifference when matters of grave
public moment are presented for deci?
We will probably be defeated in this
State, possibly throughout the entire
United States, in the contest between
Greeley and Brown and Grant and Wil?
son. But what of that? As wo have
seen somewhere said, there is surely one
thing in life more honorable and more
desirable than success, and that is to de?
serve it. With the power and patron?
age of the General Government, more
dangerous by far in its corrupting influ?
ences than ever before, and more shame?
lessly used-with Grant's war reoord as
the successful General of the Union
armies-with the strong sectional feel?
ing of the North still swaying the better
judgments of numbers of its citizens, all
arrayed against them - Greeley and
Brown may, perhaps, fail to be eleoted.
But they deserve to bo, and will be, too,
if the true men of the country in all soo
tions will do their duty.
The preliminary skirmishes in the
State elcotions have been somewhat in
our disfavor, but not enough to dis?
hearten brave men from entering hope?
fully and courageously into the final and
decisive struggle on the 5th of Novem?
ber. Let us, theroforc, "gird up our
loins" here in South Carolina, and
though we may not count upon changing
the vote of our own State, we can send
a shout of good cheer to onr sisters and
nerve their hearts to greater endeavors,
and by showing to them that, though
"perplexed," we are "not in despair;"
they will prove that though "perse?
cuted," we are "not forsaken."
The New York Herald of Sunday says:
"Mother Theresa and Sister do Chantal,
two of the most distinguished ladies in
the Catholic Ghuroh of Ameriaa, are at
present staying at tho Convent of the
Sisters of Mercy, in East Houston street.
They have arrived from tho convent in
Charleston, S. C., and aro en roide to
Saratoga to recruit their health, whioh
was severely shattered by their heroio
labors in nursing the siok and wounded
of both the Federal and Confederate
armieB during the late war."
LEAVING VinaiNiA.-The Marion
County (Va.) Patriot says: "Several fa?
milies have left this plaoe recently, seek?
ing new homes and better fields in the
Sooth and West, and a number of others
are preparing to emigrate during tho
coming winter and spring." The Rook
bridge (Vu.) Citizen also mon tiona a num?
ber of families moving from that region
to Missouri and other parts of the West.
COLUMBIA, 8. G., October 23, 1872.
MB. EDITOR: I notice io tbe Daily
Union, ol this morning, an editorial ar?
ticle? bearing the title of "The Late State
Auditor and His Manifesto." I will en
deavor to reply to it as briefly aa possi?
ble, taking np the points as they occur.
The first point is, that said "mani?
festo" was published in a Democratic
journal. lu reply to thin, I would say
that I havo yet to learn that it is the
duty of any one to ask either permission
or advice us to what medium ho shall
uno to transact bis business, provided it
be au houost one; and I havo also yet to
learn that the Union would have pub?
lished the article had it been requested
so to do. The Union has been too well
paid in the past, and expects to bo too
well paid in the future, to risk its posi?
tion by publishing an artiole whioh
would be obnoxious to the persons from
whom it derives ita support. As an evi?
dence of this, I will oite the fact, that
although it has published au editorial
condemnatory of the artiole in question,
it has not and does not intend to publish
the artiole itself.
The second charge is, that I purpose
to set aside the will of the Legislature,
by refusing to levy a tax to pay the in?
terest upon the entire bonded debt of
the State, whioh was also to iuolude a
tux of three mills to redeem the Blue
Ridge scrip, huw, I am sure that the
people, whose servant the Legislature is,
do not want the consummation of a
scheme to enrich men who have already
been mada rich at their expense, and
whioh will still further impoverish and
finally ruin them. Tho action of the
Legislature in passing the Blue Ridge
Bill has been made a subject of discus?
sion in the courts, and by the decision
of a judge whose soundness in law can
nub bo questioued, bas been pronounced
unconstitutional and invalid. This de?
cision, I think, leaves it no open ques?
tion as to the duty of any officer to exact
a tax for its redemption.
As to tho Validating Bill-by whioh it
is claimed that all illegal issues of bonds
are made valid-I would say that the
best legal advice which the Stato affords
has beeu sought, and the opinion given
that this bill is opeu to the same objec?
tion as that of the Blue Ridge. Still
further, it being an acknowledged fact
that this bill, as well as the other, was
put through the Legislature by use ol
the same means-money-for the ex?
press purpose of shielding the guilty
parties from tho consequences of theil
own misdeeds, I considered it still more
a duty to do what I could to prevent tin
suffering which must follow to a large
class of people by the imposition of o
tax not ouly unjust, but about the legal?
ity of whioh there are very grave doubts
Again, from whom was I to take the
rate of taxation to be levied for this pur
pose? Was it from the parties who ere
ated the debt? Who else knows tb?
amount of tho State debt? I do not
and, aside from three or four men, I dc
not think it is known with any degree o
certainty, and their knowledge extend?
definitely only to the bonded debt. I
was their duty to fur- .uh mo with ?
statement of the br J debt, and re
quest me to cale' ao rate of taxatiot
requisite tn j money sufficient t<
meet *v _?:qu.remonta. This hus uo
One thing further, and I have don?
with this point for tho present. Gov
Scott once told me (and he hus repeatec
the statement to others) that it was no
intended to pay tho first year's uupau
interest, but to commence payment witl
the six mouths' interest due January 1
1873, thus leaving an intermission o
one year, dating from July 1, 1871, t<
July 1,1872, for whioh no interest wooli
be paid, should this scheme be carrie*
out. How is that for usurpation o
power? Who vested in the Chief Execu
ti vo of the State the power not only t<
take from the officers created by th
people, and whose duties aro equally die
tinot with bis own, a power entrusted ti
them, but to assume to violate tho ver;
law to which he appeals? Another io
stance of a remarkable developmeut a
that muob prized jewel consistency 1
The next point in order is the quee
tiou, why, if the execution of this dut;
was so ubnoxious to me, did I not re
sign my position, and allow sumo othe
to perform the duty? This ia a matte
that with ordinary minds will, I think
not require a lengthy cxplauatiou.
did not do this, simply for tho reasoi
that I felt it my duty to administer th
affairs of my office to the best of rn;
ability, und solely in the interest of th
people, to whom I was alone responsible
Simply because I felt it would be t
their great harm should I do as th
Union suggests would havo boen it
course. Simply because J have som
regard for my good name, and desire i
to remain unspotted. And, still furtbei
to add ono more proof to tho fact tba
this people have no right to iadisorimi
nately link tho word thief with tho nam
of him whom they are pleased to tori
I will now take np the Bluo Rielg
sorip case; for although the Union think
it of no importance who commence
this suit, it sees fit to asoribe the crsd:
of it to Governor Scott. Now, Mi
Union, if yon had made this statemen
any timo heretofore, your State patrol
ago would not have been of muoh value
To proceed, however, I will say the
when I first came to the conclusion tbs
unless tho snit was commenced by mj
self, it would not be oommoooed at al
not a living soul had ever mentioned t
me the idea of my taking any aotio
wbatovor. After having oome to th
determination to institute proceedings,
islced Governor Scott if he would assit
me to pay counsel in the case, and if h
would suggest some lawyers to me t
like charge of the matter. He agree
to help me; and suggested Messrs. Pop
fe Haskell as his attorneys, and to thet
[ took the ease. The Governor had n
connection whatever with the mattel
except to pay the attorneys for prosecut?
ing a catie which he did bis best to have
discontinued. Any statement which I
have now, or heretofore made, is sus?
ceptible of proof. I would here remark
that no one thing which I have said is in
any way intended to reflect upon Messrs.
Pope & Haskell, whose conduot in this
affair has been Buch as to add much to
their reputation as sound legal advisers
and honorable men; and to thom is due
a heavy debt of gratitude from the peo?
ple. As to the men who made me what
the Union terms "liberal offers," I will
say that feeliugs of a personal natura
make me reluctant to point out tho men.
It is sufficient to say that they were
members of the ring, the make up of
which few men in Columbia are unaware;
and thoy acted for tho entire party.
This matter is, also, I think, susceptible
of proof, for he who is considered the
most cunning among thom, was foolish
enough to betray it to another.
Now comes the charge of neglect of
duty, in that I did not levy tho tax when
the Union says I should have done so
last ?September. This, I will observe, is
not the first time that the editor of tho
Union has assumed to be learned in tho
law, ("Frank, pass the greens,") and it is
also not the first time he has found him?
self "up a tree." If he will refer to the
General Statutes of this State, Title 3,
Chapter 12 and Section 72, he will there
learn that the State Auditor has until tho
15th of November to make the levy; and
I would add, for his further information,
that heretofore the levy has not much
preceded in point of time this one. I
will further say, that the books for the
collection of taxes are not yet all ready
for calculating the tax; but although I
am aware that some of the County Au?
ditors are not remarkable for their com?
petency, I am sure that none of them
would be willing to admit that tho calcu?
lations could not be mado in time, if the
rate per centum were given them by the
1st proximo. Such officers certainly
were not contemplated in the Act pro?
viding for the appointment of County
Auditors. The Union next refers to my
defeat in the recent eleotion. Let me
Bay, that had I tho thing to do over
again, I should infinitely prefer defeat
with the ticket of which my name formed
a part, than sueooss with the one by
which we were defeated. As for martyr?
dom, if doing what one considers his
duty deserves suoh a name, then am I a
martyr. My education, I am fully aware,
has been neglected; but until now I la?
bored under the impression that I under?
stood tho meaning of the word martyr;
and the idea never occurred to mo that
even the Union would bo pleased to place
such significance upou my action.
The confidence of the assumption of
thc Union that there is no question as to
the time of termination of the office of
I State Auditor, is rather amusing, unless
' you first admit the doctrine of infalli?
bility of judgment, and apply it to the
Union; for men whose business it is to
decide and give advice upon such mat?
tera do not see it with so much clearness.
In fact, Comptroller Nougle, who hus
assumed the duties, attaches to hi? sig?
nature tho titlo of au office which the
Union says is defunct.
Lastly, while I am a Republican, I am
not so much ono as to bo willing to sacri?
fice every principle of decency to regu
lur party nominations. My Republican
principles were well known in this State
for five years previous to the time when
the editor of the Union put in an ap?
pearance; and, besides, it comes with au
ill grace from him-to hold that tho dif?
ference between a bolter and a Demo?
crat is so slight, when ho came so near
to being a bolter himself.
I EDWIN F. GARY,
Late State Auditor.
GrviNO UP THE WORLD.-In the quiet
village of Flushing, L. I., an interesting
ceremony took place on Tuesday. Nine
young ladies, whose social position and
circumstances were such as to promise
them a life of worldly enjoyment, if
they had soon fit to make a choice of
temporal things, voluntarily withdrew
from home and society, to consecrate
themselves to lives of devotion in the
Catholic Church, such us their Superiors
might dictate. They were received into
the Order of St. Joseph, and by their
vows of separation from the world, they
become the mothers of those children
whose natural guardians have failed
through indifference or jgnoranco to ful?
fill a parent's part toward them. The
ceremonies conneoted with this unusual
event were of that impressive character
for which the Catholic Church is noted.
Tho candidates for this pious office were
dressed in their bridal robes, euch ac?
companied by her bridesmaid, and they
passed through tho church, intoning in
gentle accents hymus of praise to Him
whom they sought to be their spouse.
Father Tom Burke gave tho charge to tho
postulants in his most eloquent manner,
touohing especially upon their three vows
of poverty, ohastity and obedience. "In
Ireland," said he, "I have spoken on oc?
casions of this kind frequently, but
never with the same feeling of its great
significance. At homo wo have little to
enjoy, and, consequently, little to give
up. In America, in whose rich bosom
is hidden tho wealth that man seeks,
here, this renunciation is a matter of
greater sacrifice-calls forth a grander
feeling of thanksgiving." The reverend
leoturer continued in his eloquent and
impressive wdy to point out the great
lesson taught by this wonderful idyl of
Randall Barns, of Edgefield County, a
very industrious oolored man, had his
dwelling and nearly all his oorn, fodder
and peas burnt up. Fire caused by care?
"Old Excelsior," a trick-horse which
had traveled with Dan Rico eighteen
years, died in Cincinnati a few days ago,
and Dan oried.
Mr. Louis Bean, of Edgefield County,
had his gin-house, together with a part
of his cotton, consumed by fire a fow
days ago. Fire accidental.
THE FAIR OP THE CAROLINAS.-Yester?
day was rainy, the ground muddy, and
altogether one of the most disagreeable
days that could have occurred during a
fair week. Despito the iuclemency of
the weather, the crowd in attendance
was muoh larger than Tuesday, aud fully
equal to that ou the same day last year.
Qaite a large number of tho visitors
were from the extreme Eastern and
Western portions of the State, not to
mention the numbers from tho surround?
ing Counties. South Carolina is espe?
cially well represented, both in tho num?
ber nud the beauty of its ladies.
Although it was raining nt tho time
the races had boen set for, tho crowd
were so desirous to have them tuke
place, that tho track committee reconsi?
dered their previous decision- of post?
poning them until moro favorable wea?
At 2 o'clock, promptly, tho judges
took their stations on tho stand and tho
first race was called, whioh was a run?
ning race, a mile dash. Tho following
aro tho entries: Sorrel golding. Bob
Shelton, by T. G. Bacon, Edgotield, S.
C.; sorrol "stallion, Buckshot, by C. R.
Franklin, Columbia, S. C.; bay gelding,
Jim Hinton, by 0. T. Walker, Charlotte;
bay mare. Fanny, by J. W. Haydon,
Linwood, N. C. Choice of position
being drawn for. Buckshot hud the pole,
Shelton second, Hinton third, Funny
fourth. After considerable scoring tho
horses had a good send off, Hiuton first,
Shelton second, Buckshot third; Hinton
kept tho lead, passing the half mile pole
ono leugth ahead-time 57 seconds.
Sheltou gained on Hinton and both
horses passed the stand at the same mo?
ment-time 2 00>X-Buckshot third and
Fanny way behind. The heat was de?
clared dead, and Hinton and Shelton
mado another race. Shelton had the
pole and tho load, but Hinton gaining
on bim passed the half mile polo a neck
ahead-time 59 seconds-and continued
ahead, passing tho judges stand one
length in advance-time 2.05
The second raco was a pacing match,
the entries for which wero bay gelding
Sam, by Harvey, Danville, Va., roan
gelding Joo, by Burea, black gelding
Dick Murphy, Salisbury, N. C. Dick
did not moke bin appearance, and the
raco proceeded without him. Choice of
position being drawn for, Sam hud the
pole. The horses had a good send off,
and Sam won the raco in two straight
The track was in very heavy condition,
owing to tho continued rain. Conse?
quently, the time maio was nothing to
what it would have been, if tho track
had been in as fine condition tis Tuesday.
The horse men say that the time made in
tho running race was first-rate, consider?
ing the condition of tho course.
TUE OSCEOLA TROUBLES AT AN END -
The most recent advices from the late
seat of war in Arkansas aro to tho effect
that the troubles are about at an cud,
and no fears aro now entertained of an?
other outbreak. Several gentlemen came
over from Marion, the County seat of
Crittenden County, yesterday, and re?
ported that no armed men aro loitering
about that place, nor are there any ap?
prehensions of there being any. The
courts are iu session nt Marion, und
overy thiug goes on regularly and smooth?
ly. The authorities will not countenance
any interference on tho part of the citi?
zens of Crittenden, either whito or blaok,
in difficulties in tho adjoining County.
A tolegtam was sent Gov. Hadley, of
Arkansas, from this city, last evening,
asking permission to orgrnize a commis?
sion of disinterested citizens to visit
Osceola nud inquire into the facts con?
cerning tho recent riot there, with the
view of making an accurate and unbiased
report iu relation to their origin and
progress. This course is deemed neces?
sary on tho part of those having interests
in Mississippi County, because o? tho
numerous exaggerated stories that havo
been promulgated concerning the late
TUE FAIR-SECOND DAY.-The inclem?
ent weather Wednesday, prevented
ladies, as a general thing, from visiting
tho Fair Grounds. There was quito a
largo number of mcu aud boys in attend?
ance, however, and the day was as suc?
cessful as could havo been expected
wheu the fact that a steady rain wai fall?
ing is taken into consideration. The
grounds were as muddy ns they were
dusty on Tuesday.
We trust that "tho people of Augusta
will show their appreciation of tho fair
by visitiug it en masse to-day. The ex?
hibition is certainly a fino one, aside
from tho tournament, weich in itself is a
[A ugusta Constitutionalist
THE FIRE FIENDS AT WORK.-On Fri?
day night last, two incendiaries stealthi?
ly approached tho gin-houso on Mrs.
Jas. Eid6on's Edisto place, applied tho
toroh, and made good their escape. Mrs.
Eidson's loss on gin-house, gin, Sea., is
about $800, and that of Mr. Arthur Lott,
who was working tho promises, and had
his cotton in tho gin-house, is estimated
at about 9700. No insurance.
We further learn that Mr. J. H. John?
son, living some two miles below tho
Old Wells, had his store-house and stock
of goods reduced to ashes on Friday
night last; oloerly tho act of au incen?
diary. Mr. Johnson's loss, we are in*
formed, is noar $2,500.
Tho Marion Crescent says: On Satur?
day night, the 4th inst., somo reckless
miscreant fired a load of duckshot
through the open door of W. B. Mur?
ray's store, near Statoburg, in Sumter
County, while it was thronged with cus?
tomers, engaged in trading. A white
man, Mr. A. G. Baker, and a negro wo?
man were wounded by tho shot, aud
soveral other persons made very narrow
Rev. Mr. Mellichamp, of Orangoborg,
lies at tho point of death.
XJ oo al Items.
? ? ?
GnEELEY AND BROWN.-We pub! ?iib
a call this morning from Captain John
McKenzie, County Chairman, for a meet?
ing of citizens at Hibernian Hall, this
evening, to organize a Greeley and
Brown club. A largo attendance is ex?
CITY MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHONIX is five cents.
Old newspapers for snlo at PHOENIX
office, nt fifty cen tn a hundred.
Mr. Jacobs hus commenced laying nu
iron pavement in front of his new build?
ing, on Main Btruct, occupied by Messrs.
Porter & Steole.
Gov. Scott has appointed G. W. Off?
ley Auditor for Marion County.
The wind and rain played the d-1
with tho circus pictures on Main street.
Tho trial of speed of horses at the Au?
gusta Fuir is set down for to-day.
John D. Beeks, convicted nt the Marah
term of tho United States Court of vio?
lating the internal revenue laws, and
seuteuced to one year's imprisonment in
tho jail at Greenville, S. C., has been
unconditionally pardoned by the Presi?
Gov. Scott has pardoned Wm. Hill, of
Newberry, convicted of petit larceny,
and sentenced to two months' imprison?
ment iu the County jail.
The sign board of John Robinson's
circus, corner Alain and Lady streets,
was blown down Wednesday night, but
is ap again, und so will be duplicates of
We return thanks to Mr. E. W. Mer?
cer, superintendent of construction, for
two photographic views of the Congaree
bridge. They are splendid specimens of
photography, and reflect much credit
apon the artists-Messrs. Weam A Hix.
But one span of the bridge now remains
to bo constructed, and we are informed
by Mr. M. that, should the weather
prove favorable, wagons aan cross by the
first of November.
Dr. Thomas T. Moore's dental office
will remain closed for a few days on ac
count of the death of his only brother.
Carter, tho gay deceiver who came tc
this State with forged letters from
Grant, jost previous to the State elec?
tion, and who was ignominiously brought
to grief, has turned up ii Richmond,
where he threatens to bring suit for false
Under proclamations of the President
of tho Senate special elections will be
held on the 5th of November, in Union
County, for a State Senator in the place
of H. W. Duncan, deceased, and ic
Chester for n State Senator in the place
of Lucius Wimbush, deceased.
The Grunt party aro running tho can?
vass on purely commercial principles,
Votes ara made a cash transaction,
Without money aud bribery the conccri
would not last a week.
They are burning corn for fuel ou
West. Why not make it into whiskey'
Then some of the political hard casa
who annually infest Washington migh
be content to stay at home.
We learn that in the races at the fai
in Charlotte, N. C., Tuesday, "Bol
Shelton," entered by Col. Bacon, o
Edgefield, was beaten by "Jim Hinton,
outered by Mr. Hiram Woods, of An
PiiONixiANA-A little common wa
rubbed on tho solo of one's daucin
shoes makes one's feet glide smoothl
over tho heaviest carpet. Almost all ou
best dancers invariably carry with thei
to parties a small pieco of bees-wax.
Next to the "little busy bee," th
boot-black furnishes tho brightest ci
ample of improving the "shining hours.
When does a cow become lauded pr<
porty? When turned into a field.
Giviug 1,700 pounds of coal for a to
is among "Ibo weighs that aro dark."
One of the excuses heads of bureat
givo for not recommending moro of tl
women clerks for promotion is, that wi
men are so jonlous of each other th:
there would bo endless rows if ono wi
recommended when so many deserve i
Straining a point Hoes not necessary
make it any clearer.
Men talk about tho idle wind; but tl
wind is always buBy. aud, like a cheorf
farmer, whistles at its work.
"This is the rock of ages," said tl
father after rocking two boors, and tl
baby still awake.
FREE TRANSPORTATION.-WeVaro r
quested to state for the information
tho public that arrangements have be<
made with all tho railroads by whit
everything intended purely for exhit
tiou at our approaching State Fair w
bo brought and returned freo of COE
Tho fare will be demanded when the a
tioles oro first shipped, but the owne
will bo reimbursed on the return. Th
is necessary in order to prevent the rai
roads from being imposed upon by pa
ties who send articles for sale, or fi
shipment to some other point.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Th a Northern
mail opens at 3.20 P. M.; oloses 11.00
A. M. Charleston day muil opens 5.30
P. M.; olosos 6.00 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 P. M.: closes 11.30 A. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, Ootober
22.-Lockwood A. MoCants vs. Edward
L. Wells, survivor. Motion granted and
a new trial ordered. Opinion by Wright,
A. J. Willard, A. J., concurred, but
delivered separate opinion.
James A. McCord vs. J. R. McCord
et al. Motion dismissed. Opinion by
Willard, A. J.
THE CONCERT ron FAIR WEEK.-Among
the mont attractive entertainments dur*
ing our approaching State Fair will be
tho amateur concert to bo given in aid of
the Ladies' Monument Association,
whoso noble mission it is to erect a suit?
able monument to the gallant sous of
South Carolina who fell in the effort to
establish Southern independence. The
programme has not yet been entirely ar?
ranged, but will be in a fe? days. The
best musical talent of the State, from
this city, Charleston and elsewhere, bas
been applied for and promised, and seve?
ral rehearsals have already been bad.
Tho lad ies who have charge of it have
gono to work con amore, and are deter?
mined that the concert shall do credit
alike to the musical genius of our State
and the patriotic purpose for which it
was inaugurated. A number of our
most accomplished, oultured aud refined
women will lend their services, and be
assisted by a full and selected comple?
ment of malo performers. The selec?
tions are to be of the most chaste and
claesio operas, mingled with simple melo?
dies, so as to please both the cultivated
and the untutored ear.
AND NOW A WORD OF CAUTION-BOGUS
ROBINSONS.-Tho proprietors of minia?
ture circuses and animal shows have
been compelled to resort to all kinds of
expedients to enable them to even pro?
tend to compete with my colossal combi?
nation. Unfortunately for the public,
prominent among these expedients aro
deception and fraud. In one or more
instances, a small show maybe traveling
about tho country, employing in some
casos a man whose name is Robinson, or
who calls himself Robinson, and the ex?
hibition-a circus or animal show, or
both-is advertised aud posted as Robin?
son's. This IB DONE with a DIRECT IN?
TENT TO DEFRAUD AND TO DECEIVE THE
rrjBiiio. There is but one JOHN ROBIN?
SON, und bul one true exhibition in the
United States that can properly bear
J??" Remember the famed show, with
its mammoth tents and all of its many
wonders, will not, under any circum?
stances, exhibit in COLUMBIA, S. C.,
until NOVEMBER ll. 0254
HOTEL AnaivALs, October 24.-Hendriz
House-E E 8ell, OLG Cook, F A ?cheffley,
Charleston; J H Ki usier. Richland; T Kan?
bali. Abbeville; J Dreyfoos, Atlanta; H V
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
P. Cantwell-Onion Sets.
S. J. Perry-Exorbitant Taxes.
Geo. Symmers-Hulled Buckwheat.
D. C. Peixotto & Sons-Auotion Sale.
Hope & Gyles-Seed Wheat.
Meeting Palmetto Lodge.
R. L. Bryan-Lawyers, Take Notice.
Old John Robinson's Museum, Ac
"USED UP."-What is the 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 in fact the only perfeotly reliable
panacea for a "used up" system is that
most popular and potent of medicinal
stimulants, Hosteler's Stomach Bitters.
No matter whether tho health has been
broken down by excessive labor, over
study, an insalubrious atmosphere, anx?
iety, irregularities in diet, dissipation,
or any other cause, this powerful and
pleasant vegetable restorative will soon
recruit the drooping energies of nature,
restoring tho integrity of the nerves,
and re-establishing that fuuetioual regu?
larity which is essential to animal vigor
and a hopeful frame ol mind. As a cure
for debility, in all its varied manifesta?
tions, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is un
approaohed by aDy tonio in the materia
Advices from Omaha tell of prairio
fires raging in Nebraska, destroying the
country almost entirely, within a circuit
of thirty miles from that city. A prai?
rie fire started two miles North of it on
Sunday, causing mnoh destruction of
buildings, fences, sheds, &o., at the raco
track. The soldiers were ont all Sunday
night and yesterday fighting the flames
to Bave tho barracks, and have so far BUO
coeded in their efforts.
The horse disease, now raging at Ro?
chester, baa already assumed alarming
proportions. Fully one-half of the
horses in the oily are effected by it. The
livery stables have stopped business; the
railway company-having 100 horses
have taken off some of their oars, and it
is said that in O'Brien's circus, whioh
carno lately from Canada, every horse ia
laid down by the disease.
Mrs. George Boliver, of Orangeburg,
died on Tuesday.