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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuesday Morning. Angntt 18,1874^
That Dibtx Business.?It really I
seems high time that the wires should
be relieved somewhat of the load press?
ing upon them eaoh day by the reports
of the disgusting Brooklyn soandal.
The details of the proceedings before
the/ committee have been dragging a
very slow length along, but are now,
probably, on the eve of completion.
The publio mind in the South, which
has long had but little faith in either
the morality or saootity of some of the
notables, is already prepared to hear,
without a murmur of distrust, a ver?
dick in favor of either., Silenoe seemed
to Mr. Beeober prudonce, when Mrs.
Tilton first told her husband that he
had improperly behaved to her?p?u
denoe, because of the evil to theohuroh
which speech might have wrought.
In this frame of mind, he signed the
confession which Moulton wrote from
bis conversation. Too late, he now
finds that silenoe was the worst folly
he oould have committed. Besides,
no innocent man should suffer himself
to- be black-mailed in any shape, and
even a guilty man is likely to find
resistance better in the end than sur?
render. Beecher udmits that he do
oided the removal of Tilton from the
Independent and that ho precipitated
his final overthrow. This helps to ex?
plain Tilton's enmity, but does it ex?
plain Beeoher's letters?
The Spanish Bepoblic. ?The recog?
nition of the Spanish republio by
England, Germany and France, as an?
nounced by cable, is the most notable
event in reoent European affairs. That
an imperial government and a consti?
tutional monarohy should unite with
France, a ohaotio sort of republio, to
foster the growth of a veritable repub?
lic, is one of those unacoountable
events concerning the design ol which
conjeoare is useless. It appears that
Russia hesitates to join the alliance,
fearing that the result will be to for?
ward the growth of republicanism
throughout Earope, while Austria and
Italy have joined hands in the matter
with the three first named powers.
Having endeavored to firmly seat
Amadeas upon the Spanish throne and
failed, it would seem to bavo been
more logical to experiment with Don
Oarlos in his monarchical aspirations.
At all eventB, the result has produced
great rejoicing in Spain, and yesterday
at Madrid was a day of mutual felici?
tation, but how long the joy will lust
remains to be developed in the sha?
SPARTANBUltO and AsHGWLIjE RaIIj
boad.?A meeting of the Directors of
this company was held at Spartanburg,
S. C, ou Wednesday evening, 12th
instant, the Hon. O. G. Memmioger
being in the chair and Mr. A. O. Kauf?
man, Secretary. The President read
the articles of agreement upon which
the consolidation with the French
Broad Riilroad Company was to be
effected, when, on motion of Colonel
John H. Evina, it wub
Resolved, That a meeting of the
stockholders, for the purpose of con?
sidering the measure of consolidation,
beheld in Spartanburg, at the hall of
the National Bank, on Wednesday
evening, September 9, at 8 o'clock.
Resolutions looking to the immedi?
ate location of the entire line from
Spartanburg to Asheville by the en?
gineer corps, and requesting the Presi?
dent to advertise for proposals from
eontraotors to do the grading, bridging
and masonry of the first or South
Carolina suction of the road to the
point near the Blook House, twenty
three miles long, were read and
Colonel Tbad. Ooleman was elected
chief engineer of the company.
A grand barbecue, to which the
people of Charleston, Columbia, Spur
taubu^g, Uuion and North Carolina
are to be invited, will be given at Spar?
tanburg Court House, on Thursday,
September 10. Speeches will be made,
and ad address delivered by the Hon.
0. G. Memminger. The first spade?
ful of earth ou the new road will be
) thrown np on that day. Much onthu
i Biasm prevails.
murdebinq a democratic NeORO.?
In Lexington, Ky., ou the 13th, a ne?
gro man, named George Speurs, was
shot and severely wounded, by a cou?
ple of men concealed in an open lot on
the opposite side of the street. The
firing was done partly with a rifle and
partly with a pistol; the wound in?
flicted with a pistol shot. Spears hud
been quite prominent on the Demo?
cratic side in the late election, and his
life had been threatened in conse
quenoe of it. It is supposed that the
parties who fired upon bim intended
to assassinate him in pursuanoe of
those threats. Both his assailants es?
caped without identification. Nair,
the Eu Ktuxed man from Midway, it
is reported, has gone to Lexington for
Old type metal?superior to Babbitt
for some purposes?can bo obtained at
PncKNix office at low figures?25 cents
a pound for fifty pounds or less; 20
cents for larger quantities.
To the Editob of tub "Semi
WkekliY Union:" Eoowiog your ex?
cessive lovo ol fair dealing, amounting
even to a weakness so great as to die?
qualify you sometimes from the ability
to tell the whole truth, and being witbal
a great admirer of the fearless manner
in which you deolare what little of the
truth you are able to write out for the
benefit of tho public, I write these
lines for tho purpose of helping you
ont a little iu your ''labor of love." I
see, iu looking over the lest two num?
bers, of yuur paper, that you have
heard of tho outrugo perpetrated in
Texus ou the 14th of June, upon the
person of one Rev. Mr. Honey, whose
great love for the colored population
impelled him to leave his dear native
home and "go to Texus," iu order to
onlighten thut olaes of the population.
Aud you have also heard of two casus
of wrong and outrugu perpetrated in
Alabama last mouth; and also, "iu
addition" to those two cases, you havo
heard of tho "assassination, for opi?
nion's sake and in cold blood," of
"Walter R. Billings, a quiet oitizen
and good Republican of Sninter
County," Alabama. And last of all,
yon have heard of the brutul murder
of Oapt. A. F. Butler, iu Augusta, on
Saturday last, and still later, of the
lynching of one of the parties engaged
in that murdar. But 1 urn unable to
learn from your paper that you hava
yet beard of the outrage perpetrated
by Hon. (?) Richard Bnsteed, (Dick
Busthead, more properly,) Uuited
States District Judge, ou the oars be?
tween Montgomery und Sei ma, Ala.,
when he drew a pistol aud marched
into the ladies'car ut the heud of about
twenty of the sweet-scented eons of
Africa, called negroes, for short, aud
made them take and bold, for some
time, possession of thut coach, in
whioh wus three ladies und only one
White man. I know you have uot
heard of this conduct of nu official
representative of "the best govern?
ment the world ever saw," or your in?
herent and overpowering sense of jus?
tice would have driven you to publish
it, and comment in proper terms on
this oonduot of Riohard, notwithstand?
ing he is doubtless "a quiet oitizeu and
a good Republican." I cannot doubt
that as soon as yon hear of it you will
hasten to publish it with proper com?
ments. Iam, dear sir, your quondam
friend, AUG US.
Brutal Murder and Swift Retri
.bution.?The Augustu papers oontuiu
lengthy accounts of the brutal murder
of Capt. A. F. Bntler, agent of the
South Carolina Railroad in that city,
on Saturday evening last, by a negro
named Murrel, and the subsequent
lynching of the murderer. It appeurs
that Capt. Butler, his wife and a niece
were returning from the cemetery in a
oar, and on arriving opposite their re?
sidence, the car wus stopped, aud Capt.
B. walked to the rear platform with
his family, and found a mulutto, named
Gabriel Murrel, sitting on the steps,
on the side where he expected to get
out. Capt. Butler requested the man
to movo, aud pushed him slightly with
his bund. The mulatto got up uud
stood ou the platform, while Capt.
Butler descended to the ground and
put out his hand to bis wife to help
her dov;u. As he did this, Michael
Murrel, u brother of Gabriel, violently
pushed Mrs. Butler down, while Ga?
briel himself drew a pistol, pointed it
at Cupt. Butler and drew the trigger.
The weapon was discharged, und the
ball struck (Japt. Butler immediately
over the left temple aud peuetruted to
tho bruin. He staggerud back aud
fell heavily to the earth, the blood
pouring iu torreuts from the wound.
Mrs. Butler screamed and culled for
help. Several gentlemen und u num?
ber of colored people rushed to the
spot, picked up Cupt. Butler, who was
in oonvulsions, and couveyed him to
bis residence, ut the corner of Qreeno
and Marbury streets, where he was
soon waited upou by several physi?
cians. The assassin attempted to es?
cape, but was arrested by a policeman,
who was forced to use bis pistol be?
fore the villain stopped. Miohuel Mur?
rel wus then arrested, after slight re?
sistance, and carried to tho guurd
house. As there was a rumor of at?
tempted iyching, the prisoners were
removed to the jail, for safe-keeping.
About 11 o'clock. Capt. Butler died.
Shortly afterwards, u largo body of
men marobed to the jail, demanded
the gates to be opened, und the jailor,
deeming resistance to such a force use?
less, complied. A portion of the
crowd entered, secured the Mnrrels
aud carried tbem to the outskirts of
the city, whero, after ou investigation,
Miohuel Murrel, being considered the
guilty party, wus shot to death, oud
Gabriel wus returned to tho guard
house. Cupt. Butler was a gentleman
highly respected aud esteemed by all
classes. The excitement in tho city
Six weeks ago last Tuosduy, as tho
day was drawing to \t? close, Horace
Witherspoou, a wealthy farmer, of
Anderson County, Kentucky, shot and
killed, without tbo slightest provoca?
tion and seemingly without previous
malice towards his victim, Dr. L. W.
Chambers, one of tho oldest, best and
most respected physicians of Central
Kentucky. Last Tuesday, at about
the same hour of the day, aud almost
ut the same spot, Horuou WithoiBpoon
was shot and killed by a young lawyor
of the town, whose life he himself was
about to take. Witherspoon hud pre?
viously killed two men, for which
crimes he bad escaped punishment.
A young Lenudur swam across tho
Ohio from a lower Kentucky town the
other night, to iutcrview his lovely
Hero on the Indium?, side; but the old
man stood on tbo bank with a revolver
iu his hand, und Leander swam back
Riotinq im Georgetown.?Advices
from Georgetown are to the effect that
the town is entirely at the mercy of a
mob of riotous colored men, and that
piBtols and bludgeons hays been osed
freely, with threats of arson. T?o
difficulty is with the colored support
ers of the rival ohioftains?Jones, the
Senator, and Bowloy, the member of
the House. Eroh cluims to be work?
ing for "reform," but what that pe?
culiar reform is, cannot be discovered.
Ever since the campaign opened, these
shining lights of Republicanism have
boon making it unpleasantly warm for
tho whites iu tbut section; but tho oc?
currences of tho paBt fow days go be?
yond anything ever kuowu there be?
fore. Oo Wednesday last, a conven?
tion whs culled to nomiuuto delegates
to the State Repiildiciii Nominating
Convention. The Georgetown Tims
explains tbut "two culls woro undo (or
this convention?ono by tho Bowley
ites at 12 o'clock, tbo other by the
JoncsitCB at 2 o'clock. Tbo Court
House was tho place. Tho 2 o'clocks
woro determined to break up the 12
o'clocks, and the 12 o'clock**, if defeat?
ed, to completely, annihilate the 2
o'clocks. So, at tho roll of tho drum
and toot of the fife, both purlieu as?
sembled at the ancient sent of justice,
and entered into a meeting, or a mise?
rable apology for a drunken broil or
brutal row, the public peace invaded
and decency violated." The bullets of
the Bowley reformers proved to be too
strong for the Jones reformers, and
the latter incontinently fled, aftor
.several of them hud beuu wounded1]
Iu the melee, an unfortunate negro
who was a by-stunder was mortally
wounded by a pistol shot. Tho Bow
ley reformers being now wnsiersoi the.
situation, re-organized tho military
and elected the delegates It may bu
stated here that the population of tire
town of Georgetown consists of 748
whites aud 2,772 oolored. Tnu popula?
tion of the County is 2,773 whites and
13.3S8 colored persons.
On Thursday, tho Bowloy crowd
surrounded Jones' house, und fared ut
it all night, wounding four meu und
kicking up a muss generally. Not
ouly the whole house, but tho whole
fence, was completely riddled with bul?
lets and slugs. The Sheriff, aided by
the militia, arrested every one con?
nected with this riotous proceeding.
Bowley has money, hut Joues has tho
militia, so it is hard to say which will
win. Bowley is now in jail, together
with several others. Woodbury, ouo
of the colored wardens, who was also
iu the row, ran oil to North Inland.
The town is in a great excitement.
Everybody is on tho go. It is said
that they fired four shots at the United
States mail; also, declared their inten?
tion to kill Congressman Raiuey, he
being expected to arrivo by tho mail
TIsa most furious porsons iu the
mob wero the negro women, who were
armed with rice hooks, rcythes und
hoes, aud whoso laoguago was terri?
ble. Joues was wounded iu the thumb.
Gu Friday morning, Jones paraded
through the streets, oryiug aud curs?
ing, followed by a few negroes. Later
iu the day, ho gathered a company of
the militia, of which he is the Colonel,
aud persuaded the Sheriff to take com?
mand of them. Bowloy's house, which
is one of tho ?ues-t iu the town, was at
thin time surrounded by uu angry and
excited crowd of Junesites, consisting
of men aud women, who threatened
death to any one who approached,
swore vengeance uguinst Bowley, and
that they intended to burn his house
down. The Sheriff, with tho militia,
then murcbed to the house, und, while
the latter kept the crowd buck, the
Sheriff persuaded Bowloy, us a means
of saving bis life, to surrender himself
and go to jail. He did so, accompa?
nied by his satellites, Georgo Puwley,
Antony Jaudon uud Ned Lawrence,
(three oolored custom bouse officers,)
and followed by a mob of Jones' ne?
groes, hooting, yelling, cursing uud
swearing. Tho slogan was: "Do Bow
leyites hah offended our nod, on' we
gwiuo to hah vengeance" By their
(jod, they meant Jones, who is so re?
garded by them.
On Friday evening, tho women
brickbattcd Bowley's house. Rmn?diiDg
all the windows in and wounding a
colored man who tried to stop them.
A colored Methodist preacher came up
soon afterward and succeeded in quell?
ing the disturbance in the immediate
neighborhood. Before this the Joues
mob was loudly swearing that, if it
could not bnrn Bowley's house in any
other way, it would do it by burning
the whole town.
At tho meeting of tho Agricultural
und Mechanical Society in Spartan
borg, essays wero read, ons on immi?
gration, by Muj. Melchers, of Charles?
ton, und another on tho occupation
und prospects of tho agricultural la?
borer und propriotor, by Col. W. M.
Shannon, of Kershaw. Tho committee
appointed to consider the financial dif?
ficulties of the society reported, re?
commending that the President issue u
circular, setting forth dearly tho
financial condition of tho society,
which circular shall bo sent to three in?
fluential grangers in each Conuty, with
the request that they do what they
can to procure subscriptions to tho
permanent stock of tbo Auxiliary Joiut
Stock Company, and report to the so?
ciety at its next meeting in Columbia,
next fall. This report was adopted. A
resolution was adopted appointing u
committee, consisting of Gen. Ha
good, Dr. Boso and Dr. Thompson, to
inquire into and report upon the expe?
diency of tho society employing a che?
mist to mako qoantilavo and qualita?
tive analyses of different kinds of soil.
The thanks of tho society were re?
turned to the citizens of Spartanburg
for the oordiat reception and generous
hospitality which had been extended
to the members in their visit there.
The Water Spout?A Baue Phe?
nomenon.?We gave a brief ucoouut,
yesterday morning, of a water spout
which appeared at Langley, S. C, last
Wednesday afternoou. We copy the
following particulars of this strauge
phenomenon from tho Augusta Chro?
nicle and Sentinel:
A dense cloud was first seen ap?
proaching the pond, being apparently
considerable distance up. Nothing
particular was thought of it, the citi?
zens of Langley being at the time
occupied iu tryiug to keep cool?a
hard thing to do with tbo thermometer
at 100 degrees iu tho sbudo. But pre?
sently a startling circumstuuee oc?
curred. Tho cloud bud halted over
the pond and established connection
with tho latter. A genuine water
pout bud iu feet been evolved, aud au
immense quantity of water was rush?
ing skyward through the liquid con?
ductor. When first seen, tho water
pout wus near the dam, and traveled
slowly across the pond until it reached
the railroad trestle-work, u distance of
ruiie und u quarter from its starting
point, when it disappeared, und the
oloud moved majestically off, currying
with it thousands of gullons of wuter
which bud been drawn from tbo pond.
The latter, covering an urea ot 000
acres, was, in fact, lowered fully two
inches. The huge columu which
joined the upper region to the expuuso
of water below resembled a cone iu
form, aud rotated horizontally with
exceeding rapidity. Tbo marvelous
Hpccd with which the column turned
impressed tho beholder immediately
with tho idea that it was associated
with a whirlwind. This was must
probably tbo case, ua u tremendous
wind passed over Augusta from the
directiou of Langloy some hours after
wards. Science bus demonstrated that
in almost every instance the pheno?
mena deuomina'.ed water spouts are
dependent upon borne form of whirl?
ing wind, goueruted by some disturb?
ance of the elements. Electricity,
thut great force with which man bus
become so intimately acquainted dur?
ing the lust quarter of a century, aud
yet knows so little of, doubtless hua
much to do with the phenomena of
water spouts. The heavens were bril?
liant with iucessuut flashes of light?
ning after the spout described above
bad disappeared. There wus no rush?
ing noise connected with it, us is tho
case in some instances. The water
underneath tho clouds just before tbo
spout formed wus iu a statu of great
agitation. Waves rolled angrily and a
perceptible bulge was seen. As the
cloud butted, a sort of funnel pro?
truded from it und dropped slowly
down, becoming larger as it length?
ened, the broader portion or buse
being at the surface of the cloud.
When it reached u point about one
fourth the distance betwi en the cloud
and the pond, the bulge on the surface
of tho latter rose to meet it, and the
two ut length joiued, when tho water
from the pond commenced usceuding
iuto the cloud, which moved slowly to
wurds the trestle-work. The waves iu
tho water?all leaping aud tending to?
wards the spoilt?aud the spout itself
continued the vortical motion referred
to above. The outside of tbo wutery
funnel was daik and not well deliued,
wbilo the centre was much lighter,
boing rather of a bluish cast. This
would &eem to indicate that thu co?
lumn wus partly hollow, the dark por?
tions representing the sides. There
can be no doubt but that thu immense
qtiuntity of water which was trans?
ferred from the pond to the cloud was
literally sucked up. Tbo spout tinully
disappeared, us if it had been drawn
up bodily into the cloud, while the
latter quietly moved off to parts un?
known. Not n drop of raiu full dur?
ing tho occurrence or afterwards. The
formation und subsequent motions of
the spout arc described as having
made up a Rpeotacle giand iu the ex?
treme. Nothing of the kind was ever
before seen iu that seotion. Tbo
strangest part of the phenomena wus
tho fact that tho cloud, so burdened
with water, moved off without dis?
pensing any of it iu tho form of raiu
in tho neighborhood.
Fatal Accident to a Bridal Party.
A young ludy aud gentleman, recently
married, lie at the point of death in
Dover, N. J., in consequeuoe of having
been thrown over a precipice.QThey
had boen married at Dover, aud, with
three frieuds, started ou a trip to
Budd's Like, Wbild climbing tbo
titauhopu Mountain, near the railroad
bridge, tho polo of tho carriage broke,
aud tbo vehicle rolled rapidly down
the steep grade. It struck aguiust the
side of the bridge, tore off the railing,
und weut over the ubjijs fifty feet deep.
The bride aud one of thu gentleman
hud both arms aud legs broken und
several ribs. . There is no obunco of
their recovering. Tho bridegroom frac?
tured au arm, besides receiving other
injuries believed to be fatal.
John Pool has started a paper in
Washington culled tho "Tocsin." Its
ooject is to abuse tho administration
of Grunt. It takes just btit'h a pol?
troon as John Pool to bdguilty of such
menuness. Ever siucu ho lost his scat
in the U. S. Seuute he has been boot?
licking the members of tho adminis?
tration to get an office. Failing in
tuip, kicked aud spit upon at every
turn, tho baso wretch now turns aud
nbu3es those men! It is like a man
who attempts to force himself into
some oirclo of socioty; he fails; be is
shunned because be haB no friends; ho
goes off and begins a war of slander
and villificntiou upon tho members of
that circle of society.
I Charlotte Observer.
Wanted?A few more advertise?
ments, to enable us to publish a paper
for tho good of others us well as our
Cm M&ttebs.?Subscribe for the
The weather has been cool aud plea?
sant daring the past two days.
Tbe Union'Herald behoves in
changes. It oame ont with another
new heading on Sunday.
Advertising is to busines?;Whut steam
is to machinery?the grand propelling
Transient advertisements and no?
tices must bo paid for in advance.
This rule will be adhered to hereafter.
There is but ono way to obtain busi?
ness?publicity; but one way of gain?
We have been furnished with a pam?
phlet copy of tho report of the Secre
tiry of the Hawaiian Immigration So?
ciety. It can ho seen at Phosnix office.
'ihn heavy dews at night aud early
in the morning generate bilious fever,
and ouo cannot be too careful of him?
Job printing of every kind, from a
miniature visiting oard to a four-sheet
poster, turned out, ut short notice,
from Phienix oflioe. Try us.
Who would offend a young ludy by
describing her us a creature that ceases
to kiss geutlemen at twelve aud begins
again at twenty?
Any one desirous of ?securing a fount
of second-hand bourgeois or minion,
can obtain a harg.iiu by applying ut
this office. Any quantity from 30? to
The fashions are about to change
again, it is said. Women are going to
wear coats of mail. This fashion will
take well. Aldo fixings have always
been popular with tho fair sex.
Why tire the ladies the biggest
thieves in existenoe? Because they
steal their petticoats, bono their stays,
crib their babies and hook their
Tbe Galaxy, for September, has a
vast amount of Bummor reading?just
enough sensation to suit the weather?
miscellaneous as well as solid. Shel?
don & Co., G77 Broadway, New York,
are the publishers.
A weekly line of steamers will com?
mence, runuiug between Port Boyul
and New York, ou the 27th instant.
Port Boyul is looming up, and the
jnsiness of tho railroad will be materi?
Messrs. HoQ'inan & Albrecht, two
doors below Pucenix office, are in re?
ceipt of a lot of th 'so famous Balti?
more Bologna sausages; also, Nassau
pine-apples and lemons; besides other
fruits aud vegetables iu scasou.
Mr. S. Rosenborg intends opeuiug a
German reading aud writing sohoo!,
about the first of September. Terms
Si u month. Lessons three times a
week. Applications to be mado to
Messrs. Win. Stieglitz, G. Diercks, C.
D. Eherhardt, J. C. Seegers.
Tickets to the dramatic musical en?
tertainment of tho Sohuulz-Mi-Verciu,
Wednesday evening, August 19, are to
be had from the following members:
WTm. Stieglitz, G. Diercks, C. D. Eber?
hardt, J. F. Eisen ma no, Wheeler
House, etc. No tickets sold ut tho
The South Caroliua aud Charlotte,
Columbia aud Augusta Railroad pas?
senger trains, which arrived in Colum?
bia on Suuduy, were draped in mourn
iug, through respect to the memory of
Mr. Butler, tho railroad agent in An
gestn, who was murdered on Saturday
A camp or political meeting, under
tho supervision of Grand Secretary
Richmond, of the I. O. U. B., oame
off at Hopkins' Turn-Oat, on Sunday.
Gov. Moses, with a couch and four
grays, drovo down, and it is presumed
imparted somo information ou his
favorite topic, "religion."
Tho "holy danco" is all tho go now,
among aged colored religionists. At
night, aud during a greater portion of
the Sabbath, parlies collect in different
houses, a oirolo is formed, aud, accom?
panying a chant, tho body is swuyed,
bauds joined aud feet moved slowly.
It may ho religious fervor, but it looks
like anything else.
Betweeu 12 uud 1 o'clock, on Sun?
day, the dwelling of Mr. John Glass,
South-wost corner of Taylor and Hen?
derson streets, was ontered und all of
bis clothing carried off. A mulatto
man, iu rugged clothing, was seeu to
leave tho honte at that time, but was
not suspected, as ho wai so public in
his proceeding. Keep a look-out,
night and day.
A traveler over tho Spnrtanburg and
Union Railroad complains of tho luck
of good wutor on that line. Ho mado
a mistake as to,tbe day tho special
train was to he ran between Alston aud
Spartanburg?Tuesday, instead of
Thursday?and being forced to "lay
over" several hours at Alston, became
dissatisfied, Good, pure water and a
plenty of it, is indispensable on these
mail opeas 6.30 A. M., 8 P. M.; closes
11 A. M., 6 P. M. Charleston opens 8
A. M., 5.30 P. M.; oloses 8 A. M., 6 P.
M. Wustern opens OA. M., IP.
M.; oloses 6, 1.30 P. M. Greenville
opens (3.45 P. M.; closes 6 A. M. Wil?
mington opens 4 P. M.; closeB 10.30
A.M. On Sunday open from 2.30 to
3 30 P. M.
Tbc Union man objects to tho elec?
tion of the Phoznix to do the city print?
ing, and asks: "Why not say it was
given to the Phozxix because it was
Democratic?" He knows very well
that the bid of the Phoznix was ihe
lowest; ho also knows that his bids
(for there were several of them) were
complicated and not easily under?
stood?on a par with one submitted
several years ago, (fioe per cent, less than
any other bidder,) which tho Council
did not consider.
Tho old Richland Volunteer Rifle
Company having re-organized as a
club, Mr*. John Autrey, through Cop
taiu Percival, has turned over to their
keeping a gold medal, presented by
Captain T. W. RadcliiTe to the com?
pany us a prize, and won by her hus?
band, at the anniversary celebration,
August 8, 1850. Mr. Aatrey was killed
during the late war. The Rifles were
first organized in 1812.
I Socm Cai.ol.ina Patents.?The f.*l
I lowing is a list of patents issued from
i the Umtcd Stutes Pateut Office to citi
[zeus of the State of South Carolina,
for the week ending August 13, 1S74,
furnished for the Phoenix from the
office of J. McC. Perkins & Co., coun?
selor.? ut-law and solicitors for Ameri?
can and foreign patents, No. 313 Se?
venth street, Washington, D. C. Copies
of the drawings and specifications of
any patent in this list will be furnished
at 25 cents:
153,280?Cotton Presses?W. H.
Walker, Charleston?[Filed July 3,
1874.J?Tho follower, which works
uguiuat the stationary press-head, is
connected by rods to the cross-head,
the under Bide of which is can-shaped,
and rests on frictiou rolleiB. Power is
applied to the blotted heads, which are
connected to the cams by pins.
153.351?Lamp or Gas Stoves?Wil?
liam J. Laval, Columbia?|Filed April
20, 1874. j?lu u chamber beneath the
stove, a damper opens or closes the
communication of either set of chim?
neys with the stove. Tbe stove is
double-walled on sides and bottom,
aud may be at the top. The grute
under the oven is removable, and
grooved ou ull sides to permit passage
of heated air around the oven. Tbe
oven, witb its door, is removable from
the stove. A solid jacket, having
boiler-holes, comuiunioutes with the
chimneys, und, by pussages under-cut
in it, with the oven casing. If the
jacket be reversed, it will not commu
nieato with tbe oven-casing.
153,Gil?Wheels for Vehicles?Mil
I ledge 11. Wever, Johnston's Depot?
I I Filed April 20, 1874 |? The tire can
be taken off aud replaced without heat?
153,593?Telegruph Registers and
Sounders?Henry Middleton, Charles?
ton?[Filed February 16, 1874.J
153,545?Carriages aud Wagons?
Nathau H. Davis, Greenville?| Filed
July 23, 1874.]?For preventing vibra?
tions of tbo shafts from being comma
nieated to the body, and shocks re?
ceived by the body to the shafts.
List of New Advertisements.
Nutbauie! BurnweU?Court Noti ee.
Meeting Capital B. & L. Assooiati on.
C G.Memmiuger?Railroad Notioe.
Meeting Independent Engine Co.
Central Hotel, New York.
Meeting Ward 2 Tux Uuion.
Hotel arrivals, August 17, 1874.?
Wheeler House? CN West, Savannah;
J II Kiiliau, 13 F Bryan, Wilmington;
S Angle, Charlotte; L C Northrop, J
S Fillebrown; T H Black well and wife,
city; O C Macoy, Chester; J A Selby,
city; R Ii Carpeuter, Richland; W W
Peuke, Wiunsboro; W G Beck, Cana?
da; T J Smith, Wilmington; J T Set?
tle, Baltimore; G W Sullivan, Jr.
Greenville; J Jenkins, Augusta; J J
HollowaVt Sagiuaw City; j A Crews,
Ga; W E Simms, NY; F F White
bead, U S A; J W Cochran, lady and
son, Duo West; W A Bradley, Au?
gusta; J C Dartt, Greenville.
Columbia Hotel?TS Clurksou, Char?
lotte; S (J Gilbert, CbarleHtou; J D
Robertson, Blnffton; J F Eviugtou,
Tesa-; W M Haas, Savannah; W Gor
muu. Gleuu Springs; J H White, NY;
E A Garliugton, U S C C; ES Beard,
Savauuab; C Lue, N C; T J Muokey,
Cbestor; J C Buh?w, Ridgeway; J A
Sinytbe, Charleston; W B Cretght,
Wiuusboro; C C Bo wen, G E Real,
Augusta; G W Abuey, S C; Misses
National Hold?Jos H Bowden, Wil
mingtou; W T Mayo, Florida; A Tay?
lor, Walhalla; W L Disher, Aikeu; W
Hendrix House?L Pnmphrey, H
Hiss, Baltimore; W F Quiuoy, G E
Hawkins, Charleston; M A Bland,
N C; Q L Davis, Ga; H Skipper, L J
Radollffe, city; L W Duvall, Wiuus?
boro; T J Barber, Smith's Turn-Out;
EE Saxou, 0,0 & A RR; D Moore,
city; A B Watson, wife, three children
aud servant, Ridge Springs; Rev J O
Lindsay, Duo West; J P Ligon, oily;
0 Hook, Ga._
Thero are said to be 800 Sunduy
school scholars in Greenville.