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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Saturday Morning. August 15.1874.
Big words are great favorttos with
people of small ideas and weak concep?
tions. They are often employed j by
men of mind when they use language
that may best oonoeal their thoughts.
With few exceptions, however, illite?
rate* and half educated persons' nee
more ''big words" than people;of tho?
rough education. It is a very oommon
bat very egregious.mistake to suppose
that long words are more genteel than
?h?rt ones?just as the same sort of
people imagine high colors and flashy
figures improve their style of dress.
They are the kind of people who don't
begin, but always "commence." They
don't live, but "reside." They don't
go to bed, but mysteriously "retire."
They don't eat and drink, but "par?
take of refreshments." They are never
eiok, but "extremely indisposed."
And instead of dying, at last, they
-"decease." The strength of tho Eng?
lish language is in short words, ohiefly
monosyllables of Saxon derivation,
and people who are in earnest seldom
ose arty other. Love, hate, anger,
grief, joy, express themselves in short
words and direot sentences; while can?
ning, falsehood and affeotation delight
in what Horaoe calls verba sesqitipeda
lia?words "a foot and a half long."
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Bazaine is gone. Monsieur le Mare
..ohal passed of! on a rope ladder Sunday
-night, and tho despatches do not ex?
aggerate when they say there is great
excitement in Paris. His prison on
the Island of Sainte Marguerite was a
feonre one, and his eaoape was evi?
dently not of his own planning. A
Jaithful Bonapartist, it is not diffi?
cult to determine the direction from
whence assistance reaohed him. The
adherents of the "Prince Imperial"
-now have an able and experienced
i General, and if the; could give him a
strong army, he would help them out
? of their troubles without the aid of the
-?absurd plebiscite. It seems hardly pos?
sible, however, that bis liberation will
benefit them. Frenchmen cannot for?
get that he surrendered an army of
173,000 men to the Germans. The
etigma of traitor will go with him,
juatly or unjustly, as long as he lives.
Jt may be that the Republicans can do
"nothing wiser than to let him alone.
General Ebbshaw's Plan to Re?
deem ths Statb.?General Kershaw
hoe written the following letter to a
Oamden, S. O., July 27, 1874.
My Drab Bra: Your valued favor of
the 11th instant iB before me for re?
ply. I have arrived at certain conclu?
sions in my own mind in regard to the
matter upon whioh yon desire the ex
-pcession of my opinions, and I give
them lot what they may be worth.
?The restoration of an honest, econo?
mical and competent Government to
South Carolina, at this juncture, I
consider the paramount duty of her
citizens. Such means and such sacri?
fices, oonsistent with honor, most be
resorted to as may be found necessary,
practicable and expedient to accom?
plish that end. With us, it is no
longer a question of Republicanism
and Democracy. The struggle is for
an honest Government, ander which
?m eon live and prosper. In compari?
son with that, party distinctions should
go for nothing. Seeking no political
triumph, but simply the substitution
oi an honest and responsible Govern?
ment for the horde of plunderers who
have robbed and degraded the State
and thrown her book at least twenty
years in the march of improvement,
we are entitled to the sympathy and
aupport of every right-thinking man,
whatever be his political opinions. A
better feeling pervades the whole
country. It iB a great pleasure to note
the steady growth of more kindly sen?
timent and feeling towards the South
on the part of the North. In aot and
utterance, we should at all times cor?
dially reciprocate the generous and
friendly overtures held out to us so
frequently of late by the Northern
people and press, without distinction
of party, und especially by the officers
and soldiers of the Union armies,
whose magnanimous and soldierly con?
duct in honoring the memory of tboir
fallen foemen, on many recent occa?
sions, is the best pledge yet offered of
a restored, happy and united Ameri?
canism. I am sure that in oar effort
to rescue the State, we will have the
cordial support of the public opinion
and press of the North; but, more im?
portant, because more immediate than
these, the aid of the Federal Execu?
President Grant can do more for the
speedy restoration of the State than
all other influences from without; and
although I have no political Informa?
tion, other than snob as is oommon to
all having access to the papers of the
day, still, from the perusal of these, I
entertain strong hopes he will not
withhold his great inflaenoe from so
good a work. There is no overt hos?
tility to bis administration in any part
of the Soath; certainly none of any
sort in an organized fotmin this State.
On the contrary, the Conservative
element look to him as their chief, if
not only hope of good government.
Congress has been appealed to, and
IB powerless to remedy the evils ander
which we suffer. The judiciary can
afford no relief,.for .it has. .no jurisdic?
tion. TH? ExfeouBve alone cau con?
stitutionally andTe#;ally psaist Oh. lit
would be. tho orowuing fel?ry of Goo.
front's admininration\ to effect a re?
construction, apd restore to. the plun?
dered ana rained "States of the Booth
the blessings of good government, and
the opportunity to oujoy und to con?
tribute to the future prosperity of the
cone try. I cannot think that be Wilt
be indifferent, aud I kuow how grate?
fully his aid would bo appreciated by
oar Buffering South Carolinians. Could
he be brought faoe to faco with the
monstrous evils which degrade aud
oppress us, nothing could prevent him
from employing every prerogative of
his vast power to crush them out for?
ever. After all, however, aw relief
depends mostly upon our own people.
Let tbem organize und oousuliduto nil
honest men who ouu rise ubove un?
worthy prejudioeB aud party slavery,
to rescue the State from anarchy,
ruin, and, in the end, a bloody despair.
Respecting the Republican principles
of the colored citizens, we should
earnestly seek their co-operation in
the movement. The State has been
plunged into this ruin by tbe rapacity
and dishonesty of their trusted lenders,
who have bronght ehame and obloquy
upon tho party, whose honor and inte?
rests were in their keeping, and tram?
pled upon every right und interest of
the whole peoplo in their inButiate
greed for plunder. They owe the
State come reparation for tho past, and
we surely may hopo that there are
some thousands having sufficient ho?
nesty, intelligence and patriotism to
join tho hne and ory against tho rob?
ber band. Not many would be re?
quired, for the true majority of the
Radicals hue always been exaggerated.
Tbe whites have never been fully
polled since the war, and thu ballot has
nover bean free from frauds. To He
euro sucn oo-operation, the honest
colored people should be invited to a
full Bhare of all public office. Power
entrusted to as should be administered
without favor or prejudice, so as to
secure the best interests ?* the whole
people, protect equally in the enjoy?
ment of his just rights every citizen,
however high or humble, and promote
the welfare of all alike, bo far us may
come within the legitimate sphere of
government. Upon such principles
onjy can harmony and good govern?
ment be seonred in the present state
of Hociety here. Co-operation in this
good work would lead to mutual de?
pendence, respect and good will, and
tend more to the elevation and deve?
lopment of the colored people than all
other possible expedients. I consider
these views worth pondering at thin
time with reference to tbe tax-payers'
movement and the promised reform in
tbe Republican party. Of coarse, tho
policy of the people can only bo settled
by conventions of their uuihorizad
representatives, but it is well to take
oonusel together and to interchange
viewB beforehand, in order that the
public mind may settle down upon
snoh measures as may be approved
after doe consideration. I firmly be?
lieve the hoor of deliverance is at
band, if we but be true to ourselves.
Indeed, the crisis does not admit the
thought of failure. Snooess is a neces?
sity; failure is death and disgrace to
the commonwealth. I need not suy to
you that I do not presume to dictate a
policy, and consider my opinions of
much less importance than you seem
to attribute to them; such as they are,
they are heartily at your service. Very
truly, yoors, J. B. KERSHAW.
A Novel-Lawsuit?A novel iawsnit
is pending in Kerhonkson, N. Y. In
April last. James O. Schoon maker
made a written contract with Stephen
J. Case, tinsmith, as follows: If Case,
within three months, wonld get mar?
ried, Sohoonmaker agreed to board
him and wife free for six mouths, and
furnish tbem free an eigut-dollar-a-day
"rig," for three days, to make a wed?
ding tour. If Case did not get mar?
ried within that time, he was to pay
donble board for six months und $24,
tbe price of tbe "rig" for three days.
Tbe time was up on tho 6th of July.
Case was not married and Sohoon?
maker demanded the terms of the con?
tract. Case refused to live up to his
agreement and Schooumaker sued him.
Colored Cadet Smith.?A Wash?
ington special to the Now York Times
"The recent attacks of tho colored
ex endet Smith upon tbe board of visit?
ors at West Point huvo attracted tho
attention of tho oflicors of tho War De?
partment. They say that the Secretary
of War was extremely liberal in his in?
terpretation of tho regulations on be?
half of oadet Smith, and that ho did
for him what has never been done for
8 white boy in iiko circumstances. The
officers also say that ho had a fair ex?
amination, and that tho Congressional
Board of Visitors unanimously testi?
fied to his inoompotency."
A tri-color flag on tho summit of
Metz Cathedral, which had been a con?
stant eye-sore to the Germaus. was ro
ctutly romoved, a reward of $75 hav?
ing been offered for the feat, which
was attended with considerable danger,
as, after the top of the Gothio tower
was roaohod, two balls bad to be scaled
to reach the flag-staff. A man, named
Dornange, a house-painter at Metz,
lately made the attempt and brought
down tbe obnoxious emblem of Frenoh
rnlo, substituting therefor a Gorman
flag of black, white and red. Previ?
ously, seven Germans had tried to ac?
complish the task, but two lost their
lives and the other five failed.
Mr. Frank Carroll, watchman of the
C, 0. & A. R., at Augusta, died sud?
denly, on the lith.
I Separat? Election IJay?.
Ab there bua boon eonie discussion
wintiss t& separate day* .ol election,
ttyo ftillowjng legal opiaiop da the sab
i?ct i*pu|?lished for goae>al ioforma
S>n: I . ^tf&J&l
ACoiiUiiniA. S. 0., Aogast 14, 1874/
To His Excellency Governor Franklin
J. Moses, Jr.?Demi Hm: Iu conipll
aaoo with yoor request, I have given
my attention to the questions whether,
in view of th? law now regnluting elec?
tions in this State, it be necessary to
have two elections iu order to fill vo
canoics in"elective offices aoou lo occur,
or whether, at ouo general election, to
be held on tho 3d of November nest,
(which will be "the first Tuesday fol?
lowing the first Moudiiy" of tlnil
month,) ull tiueh Vacancies should bu
tiikd. After u very careful exuminu
tiou of tho law, I have most reluotautly
come to the conclusion that two elec?
tions are required to efioct itH pur?
poses?ouo on Wednesday, the 21>?t ol
October, aud tho other on Tuetiduy,
tho 31 of November next. At tun
election iu October, County officers,
euch as Judge of Probato, Cuuuty
Commissioners aud School Commis?
sioners, will be chosen; uud ut tho
election in November, members of tho
General Assembly, the Governor, Lieu?
tenant-Governor and members of tho
House of Representatives iu Congress
will be elected. I hold this opiuiou,
notwithstanding I am awaro of tho
amendment to the 11th Section of tho
2d Article of the Constitution, und of
the Aot of 19th Maroh, 1874, passed iu
pursuance of it. That suction is us
follows, viz: "Tho first election for
Senators and Representatives under
the provisions of this Constitution shall
be held on the fourteenth, fifteenth
and sixteenth day* of April of the
present yeur; and tho second election
shall bo held on tho third Wednesday
in October, eighteen hundred aud
seventy; and forever thereafter, ou the
same day iu every second year, iu
snob manner and ut snob places as the
Legislature may hereafter provide."
Now, it is too evident for controversy
that this section of the Constitution
refers solely and exclusively to the
general election for members of the
General Assembly?Senators and Rep?
resentatives; and when the amendment
is examined, it is seen that it is con?
fined to the sumo subject matter, to
wit: the general election for Senators
und Representatives. The amendment
consists in striking out ull that portion
of Seotiou 11, Article II, foliowiug the
words "eighteen hundred uud seven?
ty," occurring in tho fourth uud fifth
Hues, anil inserting the following:
"And forever thereafter ou the first
Tuesday following the first Monday iu
November in every second your, in
such manner aud in such place as tho
Legislature may provide."
Thus tho only change in the original
section made by the umendmeut is us
to the time for holding the general
I election for Senators and Representa?
tives, without any allusion, either iu
the original section or in the amend?
ment thereof, to the general election
of any other officers whatever. Aud
the Aot of 19th Maroh, 1874, is con?
fined strictly to the subject matter of
the original section and its amend?
ments, as it simply enacts: "That
Section 1, Chapter VIII, Title II, Part
1, of the General Statutes of the State
of South Carolina be, and the same iB
hereby, amended so as to read as fol?
lows, viz: The next general election in
this State shall be held pursuant to the
provisions of amendment to Article II,
Seotiou 2, of tho Constitution of the
State of South Carolina, on tho first
Tuesday following the first Monday
in November, 1874; aud forever there?
after ou the first Tuesday following
the first Monday in November in
every second year; said election to be
conducted in the same manner as is
or may hereafter bo providod by law."
To contend that the torm "general
election," used in tho Act, embraces
all elective offices, would be to give to
the Act a much broader aud more
comprehensive scope than the Consti?
tution itself. It is to bo remarked,
too, that although the Constitution,
in the 19th, 2lKb and 21st sections of
Article IV, creates tho offices of
County Commissioner, Probato Judge
and Justices of the Peace, und by the
2d section of Articlo X, the office ol
County School Commissioner, pre?
scribes the terms and directs the mode
of the election, yet iB absolutely silent
as to the time of such election. The
conclusion, therefore, is irresistible,
that the time of such olection was in?
tended by the framrrs of tho Constitu?
tion to bu left to tho discretion of tho
Legislature. Aud this oouclusiou is
triumphantly sustained as correct by
reference to tho 10th section uf Article
XIV of the Constitution, which is as
follows, viz: "Tho election of all State
officers shall take placo at the same
time as is provided for that of mem?
bers of the General Assembly, and the
election for those officers whoso terms
of service arc four years shall bo held
at the time of each alternate general
election." Not a word is said about
the timo of tho election of County
officers of any description. The pro?
visions of law, therefore, for the elec?
tion of County officers existing at the
timo of the udoption of tho amend?
ment in question of tho Constitution
and of tho passage of tho Act of 19th
March, 1871, still prevail in thoir full
force, and are found in Seotiou 1 of
Chapter X of Part 1 of the Genoral
Statutes, whioh is as follows: "There
shall be a general election for tho elec?
tion of the following County officers,
to wit: Jadge of Probato, County
Commissioners and School Commis?
sioners, held in each County on tho
third Wednesday of October, Anuo
Domini one thousand eight hundred
and soventy, and on the same day in
every second year thereafter; and for
the election of Sheriff and Ciork of the:
Court of Common Ploas ou tho third
Wednesday of October, auuo Domini
one ^houBRud eight hundred aud ae
vabty-two, andren the tia?le day du
every fourth year thereafter." Tnis
aeotion corresponds very' nearly with
the 1st seotiou of a previous Act of
Uth February, 1870, entitled "An
Act to provide for a general election of
Connty offioerH," which provides that
"there shall be a general election for
tho election of the various County
officers (oleotivol hold in each County
on the third Wednesday of October,
Anno Domini one lluustiud eight hun?
dred und seventy, and on the same
day in every second year thereafter,
tho officers otherwise provided lor in
the Constitution of tho Sta'n except?
ed." Doubtless, reference is here
made l<i tho offices of County Sheriff,
Cleric an 1 Coroner, whose terms.being
for four yt?ars, must ueocssmly t)e
Tilled ut euch alternate general election
for County officer*. It is too plum to
admit of doubt, that both in the view
of the fruuHTM of the Constitution und
of the Legislature, there weio to ho
two classes of general election in the
State?one for the election of meai
bers of the Geuoral Assembly, the
Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and
other State cfli ;ers, und tho other for
the election of Couuty officers. This
appears from tho explicit Inuguuge of
Section 2 of Article III of the Const i
tution, relative to tho Executive De?
partment, which is as follows: "Tho
Governor shall be elected by the elect?
ors duly qualified to vote for members
of the House of Representatives, uud
shall hold his office for two years; und
uutil his successors aball be chosen
and qualified, aud shall be re-eligible.
He Hindi bo elected at tho first general
election held under the Constitution for
members of the General Assembly, and
at each general election thereafter, aud
shall be installed during the first ses?
sion of the said General Assembly
after his election, ou such day as ahull
bo provided for by law. Tho other
State officers eleot shall at the sumc
time enter upou the performance of
their duties." Tho fifth section of
this article direcla that "a Lieute
nuut-Govcrnor shall bo chosen at
the uamo time, iu the sumo manner,
continue in offico for tbe same pe?
riod, and be possessed of the same
qualifications us the Governor, und
shall ex ojfhio be President of the Se?
nate." The Acts of the Legislature,
providing for tbe election of County
officers, denominate such election us a
general electiou. It should be stated
that tho repealing seotiou of the Act
of March 19. 1874, leaves the Acts
providing for tho election of Connty
officers untouched. It as a* follows:
"That ull Acts or parts of Acts incon?
sistent with this Aot, for the purposes
of this Act, are heroby repealed." Tho
purposes of this Act are to provide for
a general electiou for Senators und
Representatives of the General As?
sembly at the time fixed by the Consti?
tution as amended, to wit: "On the
first Tuesday following the first Mon?
day in November, 1874; aud forever
thereafter, on the first Tuesday follow?
ing the first Monday in November in
every second year; said election to bo
conducted in tho sumo manner as is or
may hereafter bo provided by law."
Permit me, iu conclusion, to repeat,
that I experienco profound regret in
being forced to transmit this uuswer to
the iutorrogatories submitted to me by
your Excellency. I could not, how
over, give to them any other response
and preserve the consciousness of pro?
fessional integrity. The inconvenieuoe
and expense of a double election will
be grievous, but I see no remedy for
them, except that of legislation. I
have tbe honor to be, your must obe?
JAMES D. TRADEWELL.
Office Boaud of Health,
ConcMUiA, S. C, August 12, 1874.
Tho Board met at 1 o'clock P. M.
Present?Messrs. Alston, Clark, Fitz
simmons, Gnliok, Lee, Richardson and
Montgomery. Iu the absence of the
Chairman?Dr. B. W. Taylor?Mr.
Richardson was called to the Chair.
The minutes of the last regular meet?
ing were read aud approved.
Mr. Gulick offered tho following re?
solutions, which wero adopted:
Itcsolccd, That tho attention of the
citizens of Columbia bo called to tho
necessity of nsiug disinfectants iu their
Resolved, That the Chief of Police
be instructed to request Mr. Mayraut,
agout of tho property iu tho rear ol
Pollock's saloon, to have said lot tilled
up; aud if ho neglects or refuses to do
so iu a reasonable time, that it bo douo
by him?the Chief of Polico?and the
expenses thereof bo collected from
said agent, as provided by ordinance
regulating duties of Board of Health.
Resolved, That Mr. S. A. Pearco, Jr.,
Agent Columbia Water Power Com?
pany, bo requested to open tho gates
of tho cinul for two hours each day,
no ns io lot tho water pass through tho
Resolved. That tho members of tho
Board from Ward 1 ho instructed to
investigate tho conditiou of tho butcher
pen iu said ward, aud report at tho
Resolved, That the City Council bo
requested to fill tho vacancies in the
Board from Wards 1 and 2.
On motion of Mr. Lee, tho Over?
seer of Streets was instructed to
oleanse tho druins ou Tuylor street.
On motion of Mr. Fitzaimmons, the
WALTER R. JONES, Clerk.
Captain Cecil Alfred Hughes, of tho
Second Life Guards, British army,
wants to be divorced from his wife,
Isabella Hubertouo Emma Caroline La
Clemont Hug?es, who is of noblo
blood. Gapt. Robert Dairy mplo Stew?
art Mnirhoad is tho villa;.' in tho enso.
City Matteiis.?Subscribe for the
ftRepresentative Cartridge-box Wal
lace is ip the city.
The usual Friduy rain occurred yes?
The storm Thursday morning some?
what cooled the atmosphere, but yes
terduy it set in hot again.
Advertising is to business what steam
is to machinery?tho grand propelling
A colored woman in tho vicinity of
Columbia increased the census by
three, a few days ago.
Trunsieut advertisements and no?
tices mast be paid for in advauce.
Tbl? mki will bo udbercd lo hereafter.
There is but one way to obtain busi?
ness?publicity; but oue way of gain?
Tho kid glove for full dress uow
comes within three inches of the
elbow, and has the unusual number of
The mosquitoes are worse now than
were ever known here before?per- j
imps. Rest is positively impossible
outside of mosquito bars.
Job printing of every kind, from a
miniature visiting card to a four-sheet I
poster, turned out, at short notice,
from PH03N1X office. Try us.
The members of tho Germau Schuct
zen-Verein are notified that the uext1
dramatic entertainment comes off on j
Wednesday evening next, August 19. j
The Germau Schmitzens are making
rapid headway in the erection of their
buildings. It 13 expected that the first
festival witl bo held iu April or May
The remains of Rev. David Harris,
formerly pastor of the A. M. E. Church
in this city, were brought to this place
aud interred in the colored cemetery,
yesterday. There was a large attend?
ance at the funeral. He died in
The Colonel's Creek Tux Union was
formed, several days ugo, aud the fol?
lowing officers elected: President?
Captain S. G. Henry; Vice-President?
Francis Hammond; Secretary?L.
Gun noils. Another meeting will be
held on Monday next, at McLaugh?
Rev. J. H. Thornwell, son of the
late Dr. Thornwell, of this city, has
assumed pastoral charge of Poplar
Tent Church, N. C. Ho graduated ut
the Columbia Theological Seminary in
May last. Ho is a yonug diviue, of
more than ordinary talent, and will,
no doubt, prove in bis ministry worthy
the distinguished name bo bears.
There is a time in the going to sleep
of weary men whon a noiso continued
for fifteen minutes deprives the would
Im sleeper of an entire night's rest.
With a sagacity which iu of the devil1
himself, the dog in the next yard hits,
upon that particular time to do its
barking, and only its owner can rest.
President Seegors, of the Schuetzen
Verein, was serenaded by an amateur
band, last uight, after which he hospi?
tably invited the party to walk in and
partake of refreshments. Several lit?
tle complimentary speeches were deli?
vered, to which Mr. S. responded. The
serenading party consisted of Messrs.
Kellner, Rosenberg, E. Habenicht,
Wehner, Kohneman, Texas, Hiller,
Arendt, Mancke and others.
Tue Flying M. D.?While an omi
m nt physioian of this city was on his
way to Columbia from Lexington
Fork, a night or two ago, ho was
hailed by a heavily-built colored man,
with a request for a ride to the Broad
River Bridge. Having a distinot re?
collection of tho attack on Mr. Geiger,
several weeks ago, tho disciplo of
.1')iculapias tickled his Rosinauto with
tho whip?-the only weapon, except
his surgical instruments, at hand?
aud pushed down tho steep hill ut
Clilpin speed, followed closely by the
geutlemau of color. Arrived at tho
bridge, ho violated the law, and, if
possible, increased tho speed of his
animal, leaving his pursuer far in tho
rear. Travelers know tho red hill on
tho other side of Broad River, and "go
slow," a* the railroad directions read,
but tho M. D. made as near 2.20 timo
as his animal was capable of. Moral?
when you travel, don't forget your
Pikenixiana.?All plonsuros spring
from purity of thought.
Difficulties are whetstones sent to
sharpen onr fortitude
If tho whole world should agroo to
speak nothing bat tbo truth, what an
abridgemont it would uiako of speech.
The worst disease that attacks men
is laziness. It is practical mortifica?
tion?moral, mental and physical dry
If a bird iu tho hand is worth two in
tho bush, it is no less trao that a thorn
in the bush is worth two in the hand.
Mail a khanoeh entb.?Nortberr.
aiailopens 6.S0 ?. MM 8 P. M.; closes
? A.' M., 6 P. M. Charleston opens 8
A. M.,$.30 P. M.; closet 8 A. M., 6 P.
ii. ^estorn opene 6 A. XI., 1 P.
31.; closes 6, 1.30 P. M. Greenville
opeub 6.45 P. M.; closes 6 A. M. Wil?
mington opens 1 P. M.; closes 10.30
A. M. On Sunday open from 2.30 to
3.80 P. M.
List of New Advertisements.
George Sy minors?Groceries.
Cottugo House to Bent.
Oliver Ditson & Go.?New Music.
Wolter R. Jones?Health Notice.
HoTBli ARRIVALS, August 1-1. 1874.?
Wheeler House?T C James. Wilming?
ton: W P Starke, T F Guillard, Mr
und Mrs L Hngood, S C; G E Wilson,
S Angle, Charlotte; J S Browning, J
S Pinkussohn, Charleston; W R Cuth
cart, W J DeBruhl, W H Poasent,
city; H Edwards, J MoDonnld, Wil?
mington; W S Powell, JS Curie, Bal?
timore; E H 0 Field, N C; W H Py
ott, N Y; T W Carwile, Augusta; T B
Boozer, Newberry; J B Moore, State
burg; E M Clarksou, T Woston, J
Hendrix House?G M Brown, Ga; J
A Price, Bamberg; J S Oatbcart,
Winnsboro; J T McCnllongb, Fair
field; W Daniel, N C; H A Meetzeand
Water stout at Lanolet. ?We
learn that a large water-spout ocourred
at Langloy Mills, last'tiatarday after?
noon. The spout was situated about
the middle of the pond. An immense
quantity of water was drawn up into
tho clouds?the pond, which covers
3U0 acres, being lowered two inches by
actual measurement. The clouds after?
wards drifted off without any rain fall?
ing. No damage was done. This is
the first time that a water-spout has
been seen in that vicinity.
The mysterious death of threo ser?
vants in a New York family, some
weeks ago, was at the time attributed
to eating chow-ohow. The report of
the examining chemist, however,
shows that the cause of death was
Paris green. The poison had been
originally introduced into the kitchen
a year previous, and it was found that
the knives, dishes and spoons in daily
use were saturated with it in a dilated
Dean Stanley preached to the volun?
teers nt Wimbledon, his subject being
David's fight with the giant of Gath.
Iu the course of his sermon the re?
verend gentleman remarked that what
gave them such a charm to the biblical
incident from which .ho took his text
was the faot that David, "a yoang vol?
unteer, sneered at by the regular army,
redeemed tho honor of his country."
Senator Humlin, of Maine, is an
office-holder of abont thirty-fivo years'
standing. When last elected to the
Senate, be pledged himself never to
ask anything more; but be has thought
better of it. He apologized for the
Credit Mobilier swindlers, sustained
the district ring robberies, and voted
for the recent law to destroy the liber?
ty of the press.
Tho Reverend Cowan, of the New
York heavy artillery, has been canght
in trying to deceive tho Government
with a mutilated South American
bond. Had ho tho sensitive soul of
many a less prominent person he would
tie himself to the mouth of a Gatling
gun aud get somebody to fire it off.
The editor of the Klowin (Kansas)
Chief is a man to be envied. He can look
out of bis West window at any time
and see u buffelo grazing in the dis?
tance, and a fellow with a slonohed
hat strung ap to a telegraph pole
across the street.
A Machine Duel.?Atlanta is the
city of ull cities of sensations. The
latest development in that line is a
savage war of words between two first
class sewing machine agents, which
promises to end in a duel
A lion recently made its escape from
a traveling menagerie in New York,
and for a time there was great excite?
ment; but finally a calf was killed and
thrown into a car, when Leo jumped
in and was captured.
A Life of Lee at Last.?The work
which Gen. Lee positively deolioed to
do for himself during his life has been
done for him by his nephew, Mr. Ed?
ward Leo Childe, who bus, for many
years past, resided in Paris.
It is said that Barnam has offered
Westen $600 to walk against time.
"Why can'tsomobody offer him 83,000
to waik against a stone wall or buzz
s?w?" asks the Boston Globe.
Private letters from South-west
Georgia stato that in the last four days
eaterpillurs heve made their appoar
anco in largo numbers. The farmers
aro iu great fear for the ootton crops.
Mr. McDado, a native of Augusta,
Ga., wus crushed between two cars in
Jackson, Miss., a few nights ago, and
A colored man, named Capell, re?
cently escaped from tho Kiuston, N.
C, jail and was drowned ia attempt?
ing to cross Neuse River.
. Mrs, Gnnn teaohes school for girls
and boys in Alabama. An excellent
weapon, we should think, with which
to toaoh the young idea how to shoot.
Mr. Thomas Maher, a native of Ire?
land, and for tho past forty years n re?
sident of Charleston, died on the 13th.
Tho storm of Thursday night,
struck Augusta about half past 3
Maryland hangs more negroes than
any other State iu the Union, bat
doesn't lynch them.
One Long Branch woman bathes in
white kid gloves and another in silk