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Friday Morning, April 16, 1876,
A New Way Out of Shipwreck. >
The great feat of the day is Captain |
Boynton's nwiui across the English
Channel from Dover nearly to iBonlogrie.'
Ho accomplished about fifty miles in ]
fifteen hours, the sea for a part of the I
timo running high. Ho wus taken on
board tho steamer which guided him
about ti in tho evening, against his own
wishes, in good condition, not tired, the
temperature of his body reduced only
one degree aixd his" clothes dry. The
pilot refused to take tho responsibility of
conducting him in the dark, as-thc wea?
ther was growing more boisterous. His
failure to reach Boulogne was not due to
exhaustion on his part, and we may re?
gard tho experiment as s^pccssfnl. It iB
to be repeated, and we have every reason
to oxpect will bo successfully achieved.
It has been demonstrated that with the
life-saving dress one Can accomplish five
times as much as without it, that ho can
be supported on the surface of the water
for on indefinite period, that he travels
with comparative ease to himself, can
enjoy life and make his observations as
ho goes along, can put up his signals |
and guide himself to a point of safety.
Arrayed in this India rubber armory,
and armed with his paddle, he is . com?
paratively safe on tho grent waters. He
carries his provisions, a sail-to set when
tho wind is favorable, his library, his
cigars to solace his solitude, and his axe
and knife for defence against whatever,
enemies may attack him. A general
chorus of admiration has greeted the
bold and invontivc -genius, who has
demonstrated by his. success that he has
diminished the danger of those who ?'go
down to the sea in ships." Lifo pre?
servers and friendly planks will hence*,
forth be at a discount, and this apparatus ?!
of Boynton will bo the "only wear" for]
those who are compelled to part with ]
disabled or sinking vessels. As the New'
York World has it, abandoning his ship,
he can ."go on board of himself and
paddle merily ashore."
Couihq Together.?Governor Porter,
an ex-Confederate officer, reviewed the
Federal troops at Ash Barracks, Nosh-1
viUe, Tenn., on Monday evening, at the
invitation of General Pennybeoker, the
commandant of that post. The novelty
of tho scene attracted a orowd of between
5,000 and 8,000 pooplo to the grounds.
The band struck up "Hail to the Chief,"
on the appearance of Governor Porter I
and his civilian staff. Great enthusiasm
and abundant good feeling marked the
occasion. Thus, in spite of the efforts of I
those who constantly seek to revive old
issues and awaken bitter memories, who j
invoke a spirit of antagonism and use
the weapons of detraction against the 1
people of the South.,-the hearts of the
people of all sections of the country and
in all classes, and more especially in the
military, yearn for peace and good will.
The sentiment of the people of the North
is a long way in advanoe of that of the
National Government. And the army
which, under its direction,, had to do
suoh work as it did in Louisiana, is em?
ployed in- - a way faT 1 more grateful to
itself when exchanging courtesies, such
as we have tho pleasure of reading of as
having occurred at Nashville. The kind
feeling shown at tho Charleston Wash?
ington Light Infantry Fair is another
equally healthy sign of returning amity
and justice. Only politicians of an in?
ferior sort have the purpose, moved by a
narrow view of interest, to keop tho peo?
ple longer estranged from.cach other.
Speaking of the "use a Governor may
be put to," the Winnsboro Xeics says:
"A look-chain to a wagon is sometimes
more to be desired than a whole team of
mules, especially when the tendency is
to run down hill. Now all the govern?
ments in tho United States have that ten?
dency developed to a remarkable degree,
and the more they are loaded, the more
they increase their speed. In such cases,
they need the brakes badly, and here tho
usefulness of a good Governor is made
nlanifest If he exorcises discretion and
possesses sufficient nervo, he can, in nine
cases ont'of ten, defeat any fraudulent
measure that has run the gauntlet in the
Legislature. An insignificant little, word
of four letters, a mere mummy,' as it
were, a shrivelled remnant of a dead
langnage, exhibited in the hand of the
Governor, becomes a living, active force,
paralyzing tho energies of any less than
two-thirds of the sapient Solons elected
by the pooplo in its majesty to presido
over.its destinies. This veto power in
the hands of a good Governor, is the
safe-guard of tho people jn,these corrupt
days, when - money ana' aemagoguism
rule the State. Governor Chamberlain
has already interposed his veto on seve?
ral occasion*!, v/hoft right domandod it.
Another veto-is now in order?a veto im
Factory rt?Tift.?ATnumbef of Granges
Abbeville, Laurens and AnderKon
Counties contemplate uniting their re?
sources in the establishment of a' cotton
factory at Erwin'? mills, on the Salads,
six miles from Honea Path, on the Green?
ville and Columbia RuUroad. Mr. Erwin,
as wc lenrn from the Press and Banner,
has offered the site and water power as a
gift to the company, worth in money
This is tho best thing we have heard of
the Granges doing, and the example of
Mr. Irwin is worthy of high commenda?
Hooks have been opened for the pur?
pose of securing the capital stock of a
now cotton factory in Augusta, Ga., as
we learn from the Augusui Chronicle.
A large fine building, 50x100 feet in length
and breadth, three-and-a-half stories
high, the walls of great thickness,,an-J
other standing near it ono story high,
52x150 feet, both standing upon the Au?
gusta Canal, with ample grounds, arc to ]
bo subscribed by Mr. James A. Gray, at
a valuation of $50,000, to be taken in
stock of tho company. Tho capital stock
to be $150,000. Of this amount, if $50,
000 bo taken in Augusta, Mr. Gray ex?
pects to go North and raise tho remainder
necessary. It is thought that the $50,000
will be subscribed this week, $30,000 of
it having been put down already. It is
contemplated to make checks, which
meet ready salo at 45 to 50 cants per
pound. No mill in Augusta or in South
Carolina makes this class of goods.
Wo aro glad to notice in this connec?
tion that books have been opened hare
[for subscriptions to the capital stock of
the Congarco Manufacturing Company.
We trust-capitalists will look into this
matter and give a helping hand to ah
enterprise whioh promises rich returns.
The people of Columbia are under the
necessity of bestirring themselves for the
recovery and improvement of their ]
trade. Tho loss of cotton and the whole?
sale business is seriously felt. Manu?
facturing is the most inviting direction
to which they can turn their attention
and give their energies and means. It
will save the city from further decline
and build it up as nothing else can.
Tue South Carolina RAii.no.vn. ?The
[ committee appointed to consider the re?
ports of the officers of the South Caro?
lina Railroad and the accompanying
statements of accounts, on the second
day of the meeting of stockholders,
(Wednesday,) reported that a highly sa?
tisfactory exhibit had been mado of the
condition of the company, in view of the
recent financial disturbances and com?
mercial embarrassments throughout tho
country. They approvo of the recom?
mendation embodied in tho President's
report, from bank and railroad commit?
tees, that the'bank be removed to tho
principal office of the company, and that
Mr. Magrath be made President. Aftor
some further recommendations, thev com?
pliment tho method and order adopted
in tho keeping of accounts, and urgo
that the strictest economy bo exercised
in the administration of the company's
affairs. They refer with pleasure to the
fidelity and integrity with which tho offi?
cials of the company have discharged
tho various tr?ste reposed in them, add?
ing the following handsome compliment |
and deserved testimony: "Amidst all |
the frauds and defalcations that are con?
stantly recurring, that even now snr-1
round us, the officials, agents and clerks
of this company for near half a century,
with millions constantly passing through
1 their hands, have ever held steadfast to
old-fashioned principles of honesty and
Mr. Samuel Sloan, President of tho
Delaware, Lackawana and Western Rail?
road, and a director of the South Caro?
lina Railroad, seconded, after eulogistic
remarks', the motion of Mr. Cohen, re?
turning thanks to President Magrnth for
tho "marked ability, judgment and per?
sistent industry with wdiich he has ad?
ministered the affairs of tho Company.
Mr. Geo. A. Trenholm mado some in?
teresting remarks upon railroad manage
ment, followed by gratifying statements
and good suggestions from Messrs. Geo.
W. Williams and Samuel Sloan.
The following is the result of the elec?
tion for Directors of the South Carolina 1
Railroad Company: Win. J. Magrath,
George A. Trenholm. L. D. DeSaussure,
John Hanckel, Andrew Sinionds, Geo.
W. Williams, Henry Gonrdin, Francis J.
Pelzer; Daniel Tyler, Win. A. Courtenay,
I James S. Gibbe's, Richard Lathers, Sa?
muel Sloan, Moses Taylor, J. P. South?
ern. And of tho South-western Railroad
Bank: J. C. Cochran, L. D. DeSaussure,
G. A. Trenholm, J. H. Wilson, W. A.
Courtney, G. W. Williams, F. J. Pel/.er,
J. S. Gibbes, W. J. Magrath, W. A. Prin-1
gle, Henry Gourdin, J. Hanckel, JamoH j
Mr. Magrath has been re-elected Pre?
sident of the railroad.
It seoms to be generally accepted that
the signs of the times in tho money
markets ere confirmatory of the theory
that the country is verging towards a
steady and prosperous bnsineea era.
The New York Evening Mali romarki that
the feeling in Wall street is, doubtless,
somewhat in anticipation of "tho good
time coming," and is not always con?
trolled by good judgment, but \i indi?
cates unmistakably the general convic?
tion of our nhrowdest judges of tho signs
of the times, that tho tide has bnrom
to turn, that money is seeking invest-'
ments, and that confidence is coming
book, we, hone "to stay." That is the
general aspect of "tho street," as any ono1
can find oat who is in doubt of the situa?
tion. For the flvrd time since the panto,
money is pouring into Wall street in
large quantities from inventors outside of
the city, who are exchanging Govern?
ment bonds for securities that have the
"promise And potency*' of development'
1 A remarkable" Sml^8S Deen'^jrojignT
against the city of iniil?delphiaos trustee
under the will of the well-known 8to
phen Girnrd. In 1824, Elizabeth Bntlor,
of Baton Bouge, La., deposited $60,000
With. Mr. Girard for the nee of her
daughter, Nancy Brown, tho deposit to
continue ninety-nine years unless called
for by Nancy Brown or her. heirsV In
1813,.the certificate of deposit was given
to Abiiah Brown, one of the heirs, to go
to Philadelphia and secure tho money.
He did not havo the means wh#rewiUvto
make the journey, and his'wife Bhortly
after this flew into a passion with him
and threw the certificate and power of
attorney into the fire. Now, an attempt
is being made by Nancy Brown's heirs
to obtain tho funds, but tho Philadel- ]
pltin court decided tho other day that the
plaintiffs could not search Gimrd's books
to find an entry of the deposit, and that
the suit must be against the personal rep?
resentatives of Girard. It will doubtless
be a long timo before the plaintiffs get
Sale or Blooded Cattle. - -The sale oi
Elliott A Kent's Elm Grove herd took
place at Dexter Park, Chicago, on Thurs?
day, and was largely attended. Tho sale
included 48 cows, which brought $:ll,0i);),
averaging $04.0.87, and 14 bulls, bringing
$2,910, averaging $'207. S. \V. Fiekliu,
of Charlottesville, Vn., purchased two
cows, for which ho paid $125 and $105
respectively, and A. M. Bowman, of
WuyneBboro, Va., became the purchaser
of two cows and a bull, for which he
paid $775, $521 and $725. The sale of
the Linwoodherd, belonging to Kissinger
A Co., of Clarkesvillc, Md., took place
at Chicago, on Friday, the salo including
fortv-ono head, which brought $21.705.
S. w. Ficklin, of Virginia, bought one
cow. for which he paid $530.
Southeun Poems.?Messrs. E. j. Hale
A Son, Now York, announce a volume of
poems by Mr. Paul H. Hayne. The title
of tho work is "The Mountain of Lovers,
with Poems of Nature and Tradition."
It will'be issued on or about the first of
May, and will consist of poems com?
posed by Mr. Hayne during the past
three or four years ?poems which are
careful picture* of the pine land scenery
of tho South, and of legendary stories
possessing in themselves and on account
of their graceful and poetic treatment a
vivid and absorbing interest. The lite?
rary world will hail with delight tho an?
nouncement of this last contribution by
Prof. Huxley, speaking of the origin
of tho horse, gives the follow ing lucid
explanation of its existence: "The evi?
dence, based on the analogy of known
developmental facts, that a* three-toed
Hipparion form, which lived in the Mio?
cene epoch, gave rise by the suppression
of the phalanges of the rndimental toes
nnd some other slight modifications, to
the apparently one-toed later Tertiary
horse, is as satisfactory to my mind as
tho evidence, based on the analogy of
known structural facts, which leads me
to havo no doubt that tho Haid extinct
Hipparion had a simple stomach and a
certain kind of heart.'
Tho following parody on Tilton's Sir
Marmaduko's Musings is going the
"SOL MAMALCKE'k MTJ8INOU."
"I won a beauteous maid,
Or rather thought I had,
But when I asked her dad
He got so thunderin' mad,
I folt afraid.
And when she bid me 'stick,'
I did; but with a frown
Ho snatched mo by the crown,
Aud yanked me up and down,
* And then?
I 'dusted' quick."
The Bim.nrxa Trade in New YbiiE. -
Tho New York 7Wbim- savs the prospects
for the building trade for the coming
season in that city have not materially
improved since last year, when they
wore not as good as In 1873. Sevoral
reasons are assign od for the present dull?
ness in tho trade?the dullness in busi?
ness generally, the reduction of rents
without a corresponding reduction in
! the cost of building materials, which
have fallen off slightly since tho lost
year; the obstinate and uncompromising
attitude of the trades' unions and the
consequent frequent strikes among the
M. Scgnin is dead. Ho bnilt the first
railway in Franco (from Lyons to St.
Etienno;") he invented iron wire suspen?
sion bridges and tho tubular boilers of
locomotive engines, by which invention
railway trains have been able to attain
their present great speed, for the tubu?
lar boiler generates steam rapidly enough
, to supply the vapor as last as it is
wanted. Ho lived to attain the age of
eighty-nine years. His mind had de?
cayed some years before Iiis body. He
was a pupil and nephew of Montgolfior,
the paper maker, so well known by his
connection with ajrinl navigation.
A venerable African, over in Alabama,
has sentontiously expressed tho princi?
ple cause of the decay of Southern pros?
perity in these words: "Afore the .war
tho white gentlemen 'tended to the poli?
tics and the niggers workod. Conse?
quence was orops was good and white
folks had money plonty. Now-a-days
the white gentlemen and the niggors am
both gone crazy on polities, don't nei?
ther of 'om do no Work, and Consequence
is ain't noithor of 'em got 'nough to buy
com bread." >'?;,;
A Swiss paper roporhi tho diueovery at
Y/ezikon of tho most ancient ovidonoo
ydt known of the existence of man! It
consisted in a kind of not-work of pointed
fir polos, covered with wickor-work. The
slate coal in which it was found, belongs
to the period intervening between the
two glacial epochs. According to Pro/.'
Geikio, in "Tho Groat loo Age," the last
glacial period began 210,000 years ago,
and lasted 160,000 years, during which
time it covered Northern Europe with a
sheet of ice something less than a half a
mile in thiokhess.
? Spinn En.?A wag says it is feared that
Spinner's resignation will cauoo a panio
in the rural districts, where the impres?
sion prevails that his signature sym?
bolizes Old American caglV struggling
with tho serpent of rebellion. As his
successor o signature resembles a bunch ,
of fish-hooks, the rural districts may be
appeased By the impression that the
drowned eagle will bo caught by a now
bait..' ??>- '?"
\ ^npSVr Brooklyn citizen has gotten
I into grtat trouble through too great at?
tention to oth?r women besides his wife.
His name Is 'Thicker, and he ran away
from his wife'in England with the servant
girl, settled in the scandal city, very
naturally, but was hunted up by kU en
ragod spouse, who has sued him lor ali?
mony, end seeks a divorce. Tucker tried
to get out of .the muddle, by saying that
the plaintiff, was his deceased wife's
sister, ana^oy the laws of England be
had no business marrying her. Tho
Brooklyn lawyers have taken hold of the
The "Breeding Doves" is the name of
a new colored society in Atlanta. Wo
have tho "Bustling Jacobs," the "Chil?
dren of the Furnace," and others of that
kind, but thrro is a metropolitan twang
about the title of "Breeding Doves'' that
is perfectly characteristic. The only
hope for Savannah, in a rivalry so in?
tense as this, is for some of our colored
I societies to have the independence to
come out and change their name's to the
? Setting Swans" and the "Whooping
l Cranes of Freedom."
Churchill County, Nevada, is poor and
pious. It never possessed a jail, and,
nntil very recently, it never felt the want
of one. But last week a real, bouncing
criminal invaded its innocence. He was
soon stopped in his mad career arrested,
in short. Not having any jail, the County
authorities confined him in a shaft 200
feot in depth. He was hoisted to the
surface three times a day. and given his
meals, after which he was lowered again
to meditate and praise.
The ocean passenger travel this year
bids fair to be as large as ever. Ameri?
cans who can afford to take a three
months' vacation, and have the money
to spend, still persist in thinking thai
their dollars go furthest, for pleasure and
solid comfort, in a tour among the won?
ders of Europe. Th?* steamship com?
panies, it is said, will do well this sum?
mer, anil will live in hope of a rousing
business in 1ST?!, when all Europe will
pay us a return visit.
This spelling school f'./.nr?'' has b> on of
great help to at least one Detroiter. He
lias been courting a girl for three years
past, and hadn't the courage to speak
his mind. As they were seated on the
sofa, the other night, she referred to the
spelling school excitement and added:
"Matrimony is an awful long word to
spell, isn't it?" He leaned over, grasped
her hand, and the next morning he had
arrangements made to be married on the
Fourth of July. ?Detroit Freu I'resg,
Our annual municipal election came
off on Monday last, and resulted in the
choice of the following citizens: Intend?
ant John L. Addison, Esq. Wardens?
C. Ii. Ii. Marsh, Elisha Harris, W. D.
Raincy, and F. A. Belanger. This ticket
is a satisfactory compromise between the
two parti'-s. Messrs. Addison and
Marsh ere Democrats: Harris, Barney
and Ilclanger are Republicans. Harris
is a negro.-- HbjtyMd Adv?rti.w.
How many smokers know what the
brand on the cases of Havana cigars
mean? The names Jteijulia, TMulrts,
Damns and firth*' opera* do not refer to
quality, but to sizes. The quality is in?
dicated by snpprflno, ./bio, superior and
eucno. iiaduro means that the tobacco
is very strong. o.ve?iro for that not so
strong, Colorado tor medium and darn
What Boynton Cjiosseo the Cua.nnei.
Ik.?Mr. Paul Boynton crossed the chan?
nel from Dover to Boulogne, on Satur?
day. His apparatus is a sort of water?
proof armor, so weighted that he stands
perpendicularly in the water and partly
submerged. If this style of navigation
is to become practicable, Boynton's suc?
cess will bo a long step toward the reali?
zation of a wild dream.
At Canton, Ohio, on Monday morning,
John Sohuhaltcr, Peter Sohuhaltcr, Geo.
Orr and Petor Adams, while engaged
sinking a coal shaft near Massilon, were
killed by tho earth caving in upon them.
Anthony llowell had both legs broken
anil was rescued with great difficulty.
"A Tennessee man," says an exchange,
"has commenced building an ark." Ii
he is going to take a pair of all living
animals with him, he ought to turn over
the command of his ark to somebody
else and go along as the jack-ass himself.
"J. N." has retired to his farm at Mc
Cntcheonville, Ohio, leaving the great
questions of his time to get on as best
they can until he refreshes his eminent
wind-pipo with SUUIO country air.
Forney has been working eight mouths
abroad for the centennial, and has re?
fused to take a cent for bis trouble.
This information comes from an Italian
paper, but is not necessarily tobe scoffed
Seven female compositors in the office
of a Boston weekly paper woigh 1,020
pounds. This is more "fat" thau is
usually to be found in an office devoted
to a weekly publication.
Nearly all the lawvers in San Fran?
cisco went to the philanthropist Lick's
hotel on the 1st of April, in response to
a spurious request to which the name of
his agent was signed.
Gen. Marcus I. Wright, formerly a
Confederate General, has received from
tho Khedive of Egypt the appointment
of Adjutant-General in the Egyptian
army, with the rank and pay of Colonel.
Govenor Tilden is just now one of the
must interesting figures on the political
stage, and his fight with the New York
canal ring is on affair of much more than
merely local consequence.
I The more sonsiblo organs of the Ad?
ministration begin to admit that the
election in Connecticut indicates a
sharply-drawn and desperately contented
I struggle for tho Presidency next year.
Botsey Williams, one of tho bist slaves
held in Pennsylvania, died in Lewis
burg, recently, aged seventy-five years,
j She was made free at tho ago of eighteen
It is stated that more than $55,000.
000,000 passed through Qon. Spinner's
ofllco during the time he occupied it,
and the losses of all kinds were less than
I one dollar in the million, t
This is a good yoar for libel suits. In
France, n man has been condemned for
' a libel which ho wrote with a sharp stick
I on the skin of a greon pumpkin growing
in the fields.
Tho following is tho result of an elec?
tion for Intendant and Wardons for tho
town of Sumter: lntendent?A, W. Sn?
ider. Wardens?W. H. Epperson, G. W.
Reardon, Dr. J. J. Boaaard, L. G. Pate.
Cm Items.?Subscribe for the Phocnix
and tben invrnt a V in th?? reul estate dis?
Reading mat tor on every peg?.
Spelling be*s j improve the shining
The firoxuon's big frolic is ell the talk,
just now. Give the boys a lift.
The roof of the dwelling of Mr.
Bruce, on Arsenal Hill, caught fire, yes?
terday, and caused an alarm.
Many men are blessed with tho most
uncommon sens--, and do not seem to
In forwarding subscriptions to the
PntEKix and GiatANEB, don't forget the
A ear-load of green peas passed the
Wilmington Junction, yesterday, going
from Florida to New York.
Look at those ladies' and gents' Bal
hriggan hose, just received at Jones,
Davis A Bonknights*.
"The buds are swelling," and the
'?swells'' are budding. The latter should
leave first, but they don't.
Not a word of complaint about the
weather, yesterday. It was nil that
eor.ld be desired.
A cup of hot coffee i-, ii better "eye
opener" these Spring mornings than the
whiskey cocktail so much in vogue.
See those beautiful new shades of
Indies' two-button kids, just received at
Jones, Davis A Bouknights'.
Beautiful line of ladies' half gants and
two-button Lisle cloves, only twenty-five
eents n pair, at Jones, Davis A Bouk?
The State House bare again? Gov.
Chamberlain and Treasurer Cardozo have
departed Northward and the numerous
family letfislatif have disappeared.
The cold snap of the past few days is
accounted for?snow storms Throughout
the North and one of sixteen hours'
duration in Texas.
You can get all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card tn a four-sheet post?
er, at thp Phoenix office. Prices satisfac?
Orison, ptsymagog, taehygruphy, gia
ourtael, oyot, fichus, euohamy and de?
moniacal played smash with the last
Boston spelling match.
An investment of $5 may cause you to
be the fortunate possessor of n con?
venient house, n building lot, a pair of
spanking horses, or a gold watch. Tho
r<\il estate distribution is the mode.
Prof. Antrim, the great horse-man,
has been exhibiting in Columbia for
two days and giving lessons to many de?
lighted persons. He leaves this morn?
ing (or Camden.
The. effects of intoxication were visible,
yesterday, at the sand-bank, opposite
the new City Hall -several persons, male
and female, serving out a penalty of
street working in expiation of their
C. J. Lau re y, opposite Puosarrz office,
has just received 3,000 choice Havana |
oranges and twenty-five barrels ohoice
Northern apples, in fino order. Orders
from the country will receive prompt at?
Tickets in the real estate distibution,
which comes ofi'in April, can be obtained
at Phcs>at office, Indian Girl Cigar Store,
Columbia ITotol Cigar Store, Wheeler
Houbo, Sulzbaoher's California Cigar
Storo, and Sheridan's grocery store.
The South Carolina Medical Associa?
tion is in session in Charleston, and we
have attempted to make up a summary
of the proceedings, so as to prepare for
the dental congregation in this city next
month, but tho jaw-breaking terms are
loo much for us, and we desist.
J There was considerable discussion on
, the street, yesterday, as to the law rela?
tive to the Govornor leaving the State,
land what tho Lientcnant-Governor might
? or might not do, during the time. The
j subject is still open, and parties inte?
rested have called him hither.
Some of the newspapers are praising
the coroner who has bought a silver ball
j for (he purpose of presenting it to the
Ibase ball nine that shall show tho highest
death rate nt the close of the season.
Such a man may well bo considered a
1 faithful instrument in the hands of u
j ust Providence.
The OpEnA Horas and Corner Store.
A correspondent of the Sumtcr True
In the corner store of the City Hall
building, I found that jovial and whole
souled fellow, George Symmers, the
grocer and wine merchant of Columbia
This is one of the finest stores, and is
located at one of the beat stands in the
oity. Mr. Symmers is an experienced
morohant, and prides himself upon the
quality of his goods. I can assure your
readers that they will find everything "as
represented." May ho meet tho conti?
nued suocess and prosperity he well de?
serves. To his courtesy, yonr corres?
pondent is indebted for a visit to the new
Opem House, np stairs, and an introduc?
tion to tho courteous agent thereof, Mr.
Eugeno Cramer, who took us "behind,
the scones," and showed tha ? various ar-'
rangements and manipulations of a well
arranged theatre. Mr. Cramer is an artist
as well as a manager, having, with his
own hands, executed all the scenery
painting for tho h(ago, and also the hand?
some frosooe and other ornamental work
for tho interior of the building. Yonr
j citizens can judge, for themselves, of his
; skill in this department, as I am informed
that yonr Mnsfo Hall is indebted to him
for some of its best scenes.' Mr. Cramer
informed mo that he has a. very good
company, with which he proposes to
visit the adjacent towns, , and may aaako
an engagement for 8umter.. .
Appointments.?The Governor has ap?
pointed the following Census Takers, in
accordance with ? Chapter 27, Title 3,
GoneruL Statutes; .Abbeville? W. H.
Toggartj Anderson*?Matthew MeAlister;
Barnwell?Arthur 'Cooper; Charleston?
GtorgoW. Clark; Chester? M. H. Byrd;
CoHoton? .*- Morris; Darlington?
John Lungley: Edgefield-Green;
Fairfiold?W. It Marshall; Lancaster?
C. U. Sperrv; Greenville?J. B. Hvdo;
Horry-W. H. Frivitt; Lexington?Er. H.
Boozer; Oconee?G. 1*. Kirkland;
Orangeburg?W. H. Gerundien; Rich
land?T. McCnnts Stewart; Spartan
burg?P. Orr Miller: Snmter?Samuel
Lee; Union?James H. Goss: York-*B.
List op New Advertisements.
W. P. Hix?Final Notice.
Greatest of all Medicines.
John Agnew & Son?Hams. Mackerel.
Meeting Richland Lodge.
I Proposals for Military Supplies,
j Ditson & Co.?Music Books.
A Card.?The trustees of the Palmetto
Orphans' Home acknowledge with pride
and pleasure the reception of $443.50,
through the hands of Misses Coy You
nians, Bessie Kinard, Fannie Wright and
Frankie H?ge, being the proceeds of the
fair gotten up by the little girls of Co?
lumbia for the benefit of the orphans.
The happy donors will accept our sincere
thanks, und we hope that the success
which has attended their late noble
efforts will induce them to celebrate an
nnallv a "Little Girls' Festival.'" Re?
spectfully. J. W. PARKER,
President Board of Trustees.
Hotel Arrivals, April 15, 1S75.?
Wheeler House?R. G. Dunovunt, Edgo
field; F. W. Zabriskie, Conn.: George
Zabriskie. N. Y.; W. R. Kline, F. L. Hol?
land, N. C.; J. H. Frantz, U. 8. A.; H. F.
Wheeler, Washington; J. S. Browning,
Charleston ; W. S. Tulbott, Ky.; J. H.
Moses, N. Y.: M. L. Bonhnm, Edgeficld;
A. D. Frederick. Orangeburg; Wm. E.
Stillwell, Jersey City; S. S. Solomons,
Charleston; N. K. Sawyer and wife, N.
Y.; W. H. Hirrity and wife, N. Y.; S. P.
Larrymnid and wife, Miss Larrvmaid,
Mass. ; T. N. Tolbert, Abbeville;* E. P.
Mansion House?J. C. Clark, Savannah;
D. J. Griffith, Summit; J. H. Lewis, Gil?
bert Hollow; John Morrison, Hard Scrab?
ble; John Rodger, Union; E. W. Wheeler,
oity; A. C. Fuller, Laurens; Henry H.
Hendrix House?J. W. Campbell, Miss
Williamson, Miss S. M. Campbell, Miss
W. C. Campbell, Ridgeway; T. B. Camp?
bell, Richland; Dr. Car?deue, Charles?
ton; R. W. Steele, Augusta; John O. C.
Diseased Digestion.?If chronic indi?
gestion affected the stomach only, it
might bo more easily borne; but it gives
rise, inevitably, to many other diseases
affecting tho liver, the nerves, the bowels
and the brain. Biliousness, nervous
tremors, constipation, headache and
I terrible mental disturbances are among
its usual accompaniments. In fact,
every organ, every fibre of the frame
sympathizes with the debilitated and
diseased stomach. What is needed in
such a cose? Clearly an alterative and
iuvigorant; and among medicines of that
class, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is,
beyond all comparison or estimate, the
best More purgatives only deprive the
system of the little strength that disease
has left it Salivants nave the samo
effect The whole internal organism has
gone wrong, and can only bo put right
and kept right by a medicine in which
the tonio und stimulating elements. pre?
dominate, but are qualified and modi?
fied by anti-bilious aperients and blood
purifying components. Now, the truth
is, (and the medical faculty as weB aa tho
public know the fact) that Hostetter's
Bitters contain every ingredient requi?
site for tho cure of dyspepsia and all tho
ailments of body and mind which it in-'
volves. This has been proved in so
many thousands of instances that it
seems almost idle to repeat tho statement
The great tonic rallies /exhausted na?
ture, from whatever cause enfeebled, and
permanently recruits tho vigor of the
nerves, the muscles and the brain. Its
effect upon the brain is to give strength
to the will and precision to the judg?
ment, and to banish despondency and'
that infirmity of purposo which generally
accompanies bodily weakness.
How to Restore tiie Prosperity ok
the State.?Keep yon money nt home.
Do not send away for anything which
you can obtain as well here as elsewhere.
Wo do not advocate paying $5 for that
which you can buy abroad for even $4.90;
but when you can buy your Blank Books,
of tho best grade, at prices as low as
New York, then send to Walker, Evans &
Cogswell, Charleston, S. 0., and purchase
whut yon need. All their Blank Books
are made in Charleston, and your en?
couragement will sustain a worthy manu?
facturing enterprise. M21t
There will be a good deal of bigamy or
a good deal of backing out in Sioux City .
soon. A young woman there has pro?
mised to marry fourteen - young men,
and the edge is. getting roggeder every
Put it on with some scallops, ;?n
Saver: "Connecticut Presented, to the
emocratio Party of tho United States,
April 5, 1875, by P. H. Sheridan, Lieut
Gen., U. 8. A.". i
It is estimated that four out of every
six dollars wasted in this country for in?
toxicants comes from those who dopend
upon their daily toil for subsistence. ' J
A Boston man, rooontly dooeased, left
a sum of money, the interest' of which is
to be annually invaded in theatre tickets i
for the poor. ??< >ni [1 ) ? \
Florida is said to be the beet timbered
State in tho Union, there being in it over
30,000,000 acres in timber land.
Carlyslo is not a fit man for a oensns
taker. He says "England Is populated
by 40,000,000 souls?mostly fools.I*
Swoitzer cheeso is said to bo "good"
when a piece the size of a pea will drive
n dog out of a tan-yard.
"Send me a letter of true inwardness
or a paroxysmal kiss"-^w'ritea a gunning
It is said that a nail driven into the
body of a tree, near the ground, will
I keep off worms.