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Friday Mornintr, August 18.1871,
Colonel Blanton Duncan, of Ken tucky, just returned from Europe, whore he has been in intimate sooial relations with tbe French imperial family, was interviewed by a World reporter. Napoleon believes in his early restoration; that the govern? ment of M. Thiers is regarded uti a mere mako-sbift, and that his death at this timo would be followed by auother civil war. Gambetta is looked upon as an ambitious, intriguing, ablo man. Ba? zaine waits for history to justify him. Leboeuf is a "wretched creature." The Empress is well, and intends to send tho Priueu Imperial on a tour through tho United States whenever he is old enough to appreciate this big country. Colonel Duncan believes that England is threat? ened with serious revolutionary troubles. SXUE PLEASANTON AFFAIR.-This pro? mises to load to an angry quarrel in tho Radical party and to some uusuvory de? velopments. Fleasanton will fight the nomination of his successor fiercely be? fore the Senate, so as to give Grant a -tanto of tho sweets of the tenure-of-oflloo .Hot. A correspondent of tho World re .ports that Douglass, who was in the reve? nue service in Pennsylvania, stands on the books asa defaulter to the amount ol : $2,277.15. Boutwell is also said to bo a ..defaulter to the sum of $2,258,000. A wepy '.good couple to run tho Treasury "machinel for their own good, if for that of nobody else. General Grant is said to huve removed Pleasonton under com? pulsion. Boutwell was inexorable. He ??ut a messenger to Long Branch, and required the President to come on at .once and decapitate the odious Commis? sioner. Grant obeyed. Boutwell seems to have some mysterious hold on Graut! What can it be? Mr. Fish and Mr. Robeson absented themselvas from Wash? ington-refusing to take any part in the .discreditable business. ? ? tr ? THE YEAR OP DISASTERS.-The year 1871 will be memorable in history as the year of disasters. There have been moro collisions of steamers and railway trains-moro breaking through of bridges-more explosions of nitro-gly? cerine, petroleum, gnu cotton and pow? der, steam boilers, ?fco.-moro drown? ings-more murders, and, above all, .more deaths by lightning than wo have -ever known to be crowded in tbe space .of one short year. And the accidents have boen far moro des true ti ve of li Te than accidents have heretofore, boen. It was told us by the telegraph, a fow days -ago, that tho doaths occasioned by tho explosion of tho steam ferry boat West? field, at the foot of Whitehall .street, Now York, some two weeks ago, were more numerous than all the doatbs from all the explosions that had occurred dur? ing the last two years, "18 GO and 1870. The oxplosioo of the gas in tho coal mines of Pennsylvania last spring killed more men than bad been killed in the -same way duriug tbe whole of the year before. Wo have recorded, within lhe 'last two months, an account of more .deaths from tho breaking through of -railroad bridges than we remember hav? ing ever heard of previously. And to crown all, we seldom pick up un ex? change that contains no account of somo disaster by lightning. This thing is cer? tainly remarkable, to say tbs least. -?????-? THE COREAN WAR CONTINUED.- Tko United States squadron in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, has again attacked the Coreaos; has destroyed forts, killed large numbers of the people and filled the rest with hatred and horror towards -our nation. Thin has been done, appa? rently, at a loss of but few lives, and ut -a comparatively small expense for war .-materials; and we have won all the glory ?victory over barbarians can bring to .civilized men. But we have won nothing moro. Tho Coreana are moro deter? mined than ever to have no communica? tion with us; any of our vessels which .?cnay be drivon among them by stress of ?weather, or wrecked upon their coasts, -aro sure to be treated with greater bar? barity than before; and so purposeless ?was tho conflict that the attacking party 'lind to release its own prisoners uncondi? tionally, and our fleet was burdened with worthless deserters and refugees whom it had to carry away. In a recen \ -editorial upon this subjeot, the New 3Tork Evening Post says: -"Is it not time to deviso some other ?way of persuading savages to civilization than by killing and mutilating them? If no better way can bo found of dealing with thom, would it not be wise to let them alone altogether? And is tbero in ?ny recognized codo of morality or of public law, any grant to us of tho right of compelling a nation to hold communi? cation with us, against its will? These questions certainly deserve considera ?ttOD, even if tbe recent attack upon tho Coreana should prove to have been hilly justified byan exceptional provocation." Tho Cariosities of Crime-Wita Peter Burreiiburg Poisoned. Thia extraordinary ease bas exoited considerable interest throughout the country. W> copy the following-inter? esting statoment pf the jouditjou pf things from tho Cincinnati Enquirer: Tho good pooplo of Madison County, of all ages, sexes, colors and conditions, think aud speak of nothing but thu great poisoning caso, wherein the wife of a Now York banker is charged with ad? ministering arsenic to her first husband, in ordo?* to marry a man youuger in years, but not BO great in wealth. Opinions as to the guilt or iunooeDco of the-woman charged with' tho Borgiuu crime of poisoning her husband are aboot eqnully divided. The oldest aud best citizens believe in ber innocence; others, equally respectable, in her guilt. Peter Buffenburg, (not Puffonberger.) the husband of tho woman charged with poisoning him, was married about the year 18G0 to Angeline Hutson, the daughter of a farmer in moderate cir? cumstances. When married, Peter, was an old bachelor, verging on seventy years-the blushing bride a little upward of twenty, fair to look upon, with a well rounded form, the organ of amativeness well developed on her cranium and in her character. The gay bridegroom, although near the throo-scoro-yoars-and ten allotted by the Psalmist to mau on earth, still loved a good-looking las?, and was fond of her society. For one of hie age, he was halo and hearty. Ho was rich-one of the nabobs of the stock raisers of Madison County-counting hit acres by the thousands, and thousands of cattle on tho plains he could count nt his own. On his woddiDg-trip, he vi? sited Cincinnati, aud there, at the Burne! House, be met B. Colburn, of New York, a World reporter, to whom he in? troduced his wife. Between the fair headed youth from New York and thc brunette bride there was love at firs! Bight. The intimaoy was kept up until the death of Buffenburg and his burial when, in the lapse of a year's time, thc widow changed ber mourning to the gaj dress of a bride, and became Mrs. Ango lino Colburn. For a year or two before Buffenburg' death, be had been sick. For n year be fore bo died, bo was confined in hi room. In justice to the woman obargei with the crime of murdering him, let i be recorded that she was a faithful nurse and tended to him as a loving wife. Be fore be died, be gave her, of bis ow) freo will, a farm of COO acres of the rich est soil, worth then between 835,000 anj $-10,000. At his death, Buffenburg lei property and lands, money and persons property, worth near $750,000. It wu a mistake to say ho willed tho propert to bis wife and ber children, so that sh could control it. He made no will, bi left his large property to be settled as th law directs when no will is made. Mr. B. T. Colburn, the second bm band of the former Angeline Hutsoi was on the World's staff of reporto! before and during the war. Ho wt with Grantat Vicksburg, aud in ninnie the butteries at that place be was cu] turua and held for a time as a prisoui by tho Confederate General Pembertoi After bis release, be entered the bank < Fisk, Hatch & Co., No. 5 Nassau stree New York, whero he is still. Since h marriage with his lady love, relict of tl late Mr. Buffoobnrg, ho has resided : Flizabethtowu, New Jersey. Tho late Peter Buffenburg, whou 1 died or was murdered, left two ohildre one a young lady, now eighteen, tl other a miss of six. The devoted attc tiou of Colburn to Mrs. B. before tl death of ber husband, the talk that w aboot their iutimaoy, the fact that Mi B. in her girl and in her wifo lifo w not above suspicion, caused many charge that both children were the o spring of illicit love, and that their 1 ther was Colburn. Against this is t! faot that Buffenburg was dark, very dar Mrs. B. was a few shades lighter, whi Colburn was white-haired. Tho eldt daughter looks like her mother's lu band. The second daughter is mu darker in complexion than her motht and neither has, in form or feature, a: resemblance to Colburn. That Built: burg, niter being buried for five yea was disinterred, and bis stomach at ly/.ed by the best poison chemist in t United States, and found to conto largo quantities of arsenic, is a fact w established. How it came thero is t qu osti?n. Tho following is the statement of PJ lessor Wormly: I analyzed tho stomach of a pcrs brought to mn forthat purpose, and st to bo that of Peter Buffenburg, Mutlis County, Ohio, deceased. I fouud ar nio in said stomach anti liver. I, tl day, handed my official report to t coroner of Madison County, who v submit it and the whole case to the ju which convenes in London, Ohio, morrow, to try tho case, when my o cial report will be made public Mrs. Buffenburg was young when ? married ber husband-too young marry bim for love. When be died, t was suspected of loving another. I lover was her frequent visitor, and, it said, was at home when he died. It also said that when the body was dis tc rr ed and the stomaoh sent toProfes: Wormly for analyzation, Colburn ca to Columbus to get possession of it, I failed. Against this idea of mnrdoi tho faot that the old man was then o eighty years old, and that soon, in I eourso of nature, bo must drop < Against the plea is the faot that all < Buffenburg race wero long lived, mr of them living to be 100 and upward. Tho friends of the woman allego th if poisoned, it must have been witln her knowledgo, for she was a lov: wife, and all the care she took of ! "old man" during his long illness. 1 poison might have been atliniuiste before bis death; it might have been jcoted into tho stomaoh after bis deo or even after his burial, for ulterior p poses. Against this latter is tho f that the gravo was BO constructed as to be hermetically sealed, and could not be broken into without leaving marks easily discernible. Tho. body was well pre? served; evidences of a petrifying pro oess going on were discernible., j One of A the proofs brought against the wife to make her oommit the deed was to get possession of his fortuno as the widow, and of that of her children as their natural guardian. Against this is tbe fact that no will was made. She got but that which the law gave ber, and she never made an nttompt to get the chil? dren's property iuto hor hands. With ber f?ll consent, it is said, WushingtoD Wi thor ow. not at all related, was ap? pointed guardian to tho children by the Probate Court, and be is n gentleman of wealth and high position. Not one acre of tho property bas boon Bold-not a ao?t, so far aa can bo found, of Mrs. Buffonburg's property from her first husband's estate han ever boen used by Colbnru in his New York banking ope? rations. Tho loose persouul property was Bold, the estuto was Bottled two years since, and the whole affair closed. But why this last attempt to fasten murdor on an iunocent womuu, if inno? cent ?ho be? Aye, here's the rub, and thereby hangs a tule, which adds lo tho mystery, if one-half the nccouuts your correspondent gets while ransacking Madison County for a cluo to tho great poisoning case, bo true. Peter Buffeuburg .bad a Bister who married a man named Peterson. Her daughter married a mau named Malay Thumpsun, who procured Uie body to bo raised, sent the stomach tn Prof. Worm ly to be analyzed, and paid him $500 for the job. Thompson also gave tho information that a requisition had been sent to New York for tho nrre?t of the parties, and that Mrs. Colburu had been urrested. No requisition had been sent-no arrest bas been made. If Mm. Colburu is hung for the murder, and her children proven to be not heirs of Buffeuburg, then tho family that Thompson is at? tached to will get the property. This is assigned as ono reason for his conduct. Another is to black-mail the parties in Now York. As a man, all citizens give this party by tbe Darno of Thompson a'bad:cbarac ter. He was arrested by Col. Wood and his detective force for counterfeiting, and full evidence 1 was found npon his premises to convict him. That night bo escaped from bis captors. Subsequently be was indicted for counterfeiting in tho United States Court at Cleveland nnd in Cincinnati. Pending the indictments, bo was, by some hocus-pocus, enrolled in the United States Detective Corps of the same Col. Wood, and the pending indictments against bim were either nollied or suf? fered to romain dead letters in the court house. While in the defectivo business, ho was arrested for feloniously breaking open the sufe of the treasury of Viuton County, but broke jail and escaped. I talked with many citizens of Madison Couuty, but no man gave Thompson anything but a bad character. Thus I have, after patient search, giveu such facts as I could collect from trustworthy sources. Bullen burg had poison in bis stomach after being five years buried. When was it put thoro and who did the deed? Suspicious cir? cumstances point to the wife; but other circumstances-the vindictive character of tho prosecutor, and the bad character of tho ohiof manager of it-go far to show that if guilty of other cr?ines, sbo may be innocent of tho greatest of all crimes. As announced in a telegram from Lon? don, Ohio, August 10, the coroner's jury in the Buffeuburg case concluded its labors Thursday. Further accounts givo the following particulars: Dr. Collins, who attended Buffeuburg, testified that bo attended bim almost daily from August 3, till September 20, 18G7, when be died. He treated him for consumption, and saw no traces of arsenic poisoning. He did not prescribe arsenic, nt least three or for years pre? vious to his death. After an absence of an bouraud throe quarters, the jury returned with tho fol? lowing verdict: "After hearing the ovidenoo in tho case, wo, the jury, do find and say that arsenic hnd been administered to said deceased, Poter Btiffenburg, by some unknown person or persons." Tho jury was ooroposed of tbe bout citizens in the County, but their verdict ia not regarded as very intelligent in tho light of tho evidonoe. The coroner re? fused the newspaper reporters access to the original information, on the ground that ho was advised to keep it secret. It was then demanded ns a public docu? ment, which any citizon has tho right to seo, but ho obstinately persisted in re? taining it unseen. It is now known that no matter what might bo the verdict of the jury, the prosecution hud determined to arrest Mrs. Colbnrn, on tho'charge of murder, nud it is understood that tho arrost will bo made to-morrow. Tho coroner bears a good namo in tho community, but it is rumored on tho streets to-night that he is personally in sympathy with tho prosecutors of Mrs. Colbnrn. The original information upon which bo called the inquest was filed in February last, by a man named Vandeveevenor, a physician, from Indi? ana, who says he is a nephew of Peter Buffeuburg, but the wording of tho do? cument is unknown, and it is not even known whether it was sworn to. Ho carno to London, last full, nnd nosed around the County records, and also wont out to tho Btiffenburg farm. Ho did not appoar at tho inquest, but ar? rived iu tbe place by rail last night, nnd bas been closeted with the attorneys for the prosecution. Tbe rumor that Mr. Belmont's horse, Kingfisher, bad broken down is con? firmed, and tho great race at Saratoga botweeu him and Longfellow is un? doubtedly off. THB DISTWOT CONFKKENOB.-Tho Co? lumbia District Conference, which mut at thin place Tim red ny last, dosed its labors ou Saturday. The Conference was presided over by one of the bishops of tho Methodist Church South-the Rev. George F. Peurce--and was largely attended by ministers und laymen from the adjoining country. The business of the church, so fur us we can learn, was satisfactorily disposed of, uud wo are of opinion that everything whioh earnest zeal oould do for the promotion of the aauso of religion was done, and that re? newed energies huvo beeu brought iuto play by the Conference in the good causo. The attendunce of members was very largo, over fifty being preseut. Ru ports from the charges were presented by clerical und lay members. From these, the following points wero re? vealed: The spiritual couditiou of tho church io the district ia good; thu .Sun? day Schools were never known to be in a more hopeful state; the use uud salo of ardent spirits is seldom indulged in by members of thu church; fumily pruyer is genorully and punctually observed; some improvement in the liuanoial depart? ment. Tho Bishop repeatedly addressed tho Conference on tho various topics mentioned. Professor Carlisle, of \Yof ford College, Bev. C. H. Pritchard, of Spurtanburg, and others spoke freely and forcibly. Tho following gentlemen were elected delegates to the annual conference: Dr. J. W. Parker, J. B. Ferguson, Kev. C. Senn, S. M. Smith. Alternates: II. T. Wright, John R. Shuler, Bev. A. B. Brown., J. H. Kiusier. Tho ruligious exorcises were conduct? ed, morning and eveuiug, in thu Presby? terian Church, mid attended by nu unu? sual concourse of people of ull denomi? nations. Divine service was performed every morniug, on which occasions Bishop Pearce preached the sormous. He gnve bis farewell discourse on Mun? day nigh*, having stayed over for a lust word to tho people of Chester. The sermons on tho other nights were preached by tho Buv. Mr. Zi in merman, the Bev. Mr. Creighton, the Rev. Man? ning Brown, aud the Rev. Mr. Pritchard. The Methodist Church South is happy in having for ono of its bishops mich a mnn as George F. Peurco. We know of no more persuasive teacher or stronger advooato of religion thau hu is. Raving a fine presence, a noble countenance, a rich aud entirely sympathetic voice, they servo to set off admirably a powerful in? tellect aud a highly-cultivated mind. Tho style of this minister of the gospel is eminently popular, and, therefore, always powerful, by the impression made. In this State, we have beuu dis? posed to look down upon any decidedly popular eloquence from the pulpit, aud in all tho churches it has been tho habit to confino thu style of pulpit oratory to the strict rules of the rhetoricians. This, no doubt, is eminently proper and entirely consonant with tho rules of good taste, but it seems to us that tho nearest way to tho hearts of an audience is in the language commonly spoken, with illustrations, sometimes, almost of tho order of "homespun." It is a great art, in a highly-cultivated man, such as Bishop Pearce is, to be able to arrive ut a pleasant aud thoroughly popular stylo of spunking without descending from tho gravity proper to religious discourses or offending agaiust tho rules of good taste.--Chester Reporter. A LAW SUIT IN PKOSWJCT.-A meeting of tho citizens of Anderson wus held in tho Court House on Friday night last, for the purpose of considering futuro ac? tion iu regard to the Air Liue Railroad. After a full statement of tho present con? dition of affairs was placed botar? tho meeting, resolutions were adopted to tho effect that tho attorneys heretofore em? ployed be instructed to proceed at ouce agaiust the corporation known as the "Atlanta and Richmond Air Lino Rail? way Company," for violation of tho chartered rights of the peoplo of Ander? son in refusing to construct the road by this place. Wo expect that proceedings will be instituted without delay, and that a legal decision of this vexed ques? tion will bu made at the earliest possible moment.-A nderaon Intelligencer. Says tho Charlotte (N. C.) Observer: "We aro iu formed that u colored mun, named Irving, un elder of New Hopo Church, colored Presbyterian, of Sugar Creek congregation, votod tho Conserva? tive ticket at Mallard Creek precinct, in this County, on Thursday last. On Sunday ho was brought up by Derrick Mooro, Cupid - Monro and Robert Hun? ter, other elders of that church, and sus? pended for six mouths for so voting, with the understanding that, if iu the meantime he did not confess ho did wrong, at tho expiration of tho suspen? sion., he is to bo expelled." THE FIRST BALE.-The receipt from Dr. Elijah H. Dowling, of Barnwell County, of the first balo of South Caro? lina cotton and its salo at 25 cents per Sound, havo already boon reported, [ow tho curious fact is noticed that this is the third consecutive year that Charleston has reccivod hor "first bale" from Dr. Dowling, one of tho most suc? cessful, practical and extensivo planters of Barnwell County. Little Effy Aun Chilton, of Surry County, N. C., bad bor thigh broken and a very narrow escape of ber lifo from a furious ox, which she attempted to drive off from au apple tree, recently. Her father arrived on tho scene barely iu timo to save her life. Wo are pained to record tho death of Mr. R. J. W. McCanu, au enterprising, active aud useful citizen of this County, and n young mau greatly esteemed by a largo circle of friends uud acquaintances. IA ndcrson Intelligencer. They have a spider in Raleigh which has upon its back a perfect representa? tion of a human skull. Sign of war! Mr. Samuel J. Henegan, the youngest son of tho lalo Gov. ileuegau, died iu Florence on the Silt inst. PIHENIXIANA.-The price of single copie? of the FIKKMX is five cents. The usual weekly barbecue of tbo "Social Club" 'will tipl come off'to-day. For a night' or two past star gazers (and they aro nota fbw during this warm weather) have noticed n great number of "shooting stars." They seem to bo un? usually numerous, and of uncommon size aud brilliunoy. Their velocity is great, and they aro almost invariably fol? lowed by loug trails of light, often visi? ble for half a minute. Such displays are more common in November than in Au? gust. Mr. J. Campbell Smith, a carpenter in tbe employ of thu Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, was severely cut in tho leg, yesterday, with a drawing knife that be was using. What nation produces the most mar? riages? Fascination. The telegraph Hue bas been complet? ed to Greenville, and au ollice was formally opened there, yesterday. It is currently rumored that the Penn? sylvania ("entrai Railroad is making ex? tensive purohnses of stock in the Char? lotte, Columbia nnd Augusta Railroad, and iu u short time, it is intimated, will have a controlling interest. The Southern gas generator, now in usu at the PIKESIX office, is much nd mired. It is just the thing for large es? tablishment1-; und in country towns is in val ii ubi e. Our merchants, and others wishing to prepare for the fall business, will please take notice that tbe PUO.SIX o theo is supplied with all necessary material for us handsome cards, bill beads, posters, circulars, aud other printing that maybe desired, as any offioe iu the city. Give us a cull mid test our work: lu "writing a hymn, don't be too par? ticular about tho matter yo? use-its hymn material. According to a Chicago journal no peojilo nuder Heaven can excel Ameri? cans in the manly art of sittiug on a bench und seeing eighteen men play ball. What whiskey may do is shown by tin St. Louis Dtimocrut, which describes hov a Deputy United States Marshal go drunk, lout u prisoner, was himself ur rested by tho police, was dismissed bj the Marshal, was put off a train of cars and was run over aud killed, all in om day. Counter-irritauts-People who examint the whole Block und buy nothing. At some of tho summer board i rf houses the butter set before tho peopli is like a well-defended fort-that is rather too strong to bo cosily taken. Tho Active and Ku Klux Base Bul Clubs play a game this afternoon, for faucy ball. Hulf-past 3 is the hour au< garrison grounds the placo. The thermometer stood as follows, a the Pollock House, yesterday: 7 A. M. 70; 12 M., S7; 2 P. M., 87; 7 P. M., S5. MAIL AKUANOEMESTS.-Tho Norther mail opens at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.1 A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.0 P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Cbarlesto night mail opens G.30 A. M.; closes G.0 P. M. Greenville mail opens G.45 I M.; closes G.00 A. M. Western ma opeus 0.00 A. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. O Sunday ollice open from 3 to 4 P. M. Buitai*AH9-How TO GET RID OF TIIEV Just nt this time, tho subject of borgia] ie attracting tho attention of the peoph and as no ono likes to be burgled, part culurly after night, wo agree with an e: chango in making some important suj gestions in reference to the matter: During this bot weather, when th thermometer gets up so high that foll havo to get upon u chair to look at i peoplo want to enjoy thoir nights snoo; lng as comfortably as possible; and, i order to do so, it is necessary to admit t much air iuto their sleeping npartmeu as possiblo; therefore, before they dum themselves into bed, they lift up the bed-room windows, pull aside the cu tains, and "everything is lovely." Tl lazy, prowling scamps who eke out a pr curious cXis?o?OO by blouliug and deal beating, go around ns soon as night oi velopcs this sublunary sphere in i murky wings, and ascertain where tin eau make a successful bit. Between tl hours of mid-night and 3 o'clock in tl morning, they generally outer hons through tho windows and commit the foul robberies. Io nine cases out of te these fellows onter by the windows du ing tho summer season. By Strictly o ecrving tho following directions, in le thau two weeks this community wou bo rid of that pestiferous nest of ro bera that have preyed upon our citize for months. Purchase n box of the mc destructivo torpedoes manufactured, ai spread a line of them on tho ground oe aido your bed-room wiudow. Then | into your bed-room and lift your wi dows ns high as you cati, and boforo y< lio down to sleep, load your rovolvei When you sleep, koep your oyes opi and a protty firm grasp on your flt arms. Protty soon the rascals come, ai and us they near tho wiudow to enter tl house, they will get blown up by tho tc pedoes. Then up with your revolve aud shoot every mother's son of 'em tho air, and just as they strike t ground, you can go ont aud pu m tv them at leisure. The Galaxy, aa.illustrated magazine, published in New York, G77 Broadway, by Sheldon & Go., for September, is at baud. Price, $4 a year, in advance. The following onibraces eome of the con tents, which are quite inviting: Lady Judith-a tale of two Continents; The Burden of Paris; Agricultural Labor at tho South; Perpetual Mol ion; tho Nether Side of Now York; Slain at Gettysburg; Pearl Huuting in the Pomotors; The Eustace Diamonds. In the scientific department wo have: The Study of Hy gieue; Prospects of the Solar System; Relations of Forests to Climate; Nature of Colors; Keeping Flour in Burrols, Sec, Also, current literature-English, Ger? man and French-is noticed and com? mented upon. Also, the Galaxy Club Room, with its contributions. A very readable magazine. HOTEL ARRIVALS, August 17. - Colum? bia Hotel-J. W. O'Brien, E. F. Swee gan, Charleston; S. 8. Potter, Bowling Green, Ky. ; W. A. Wendell, N. C. ; T. E. Carter, Philadelphia; L. A. Steichel, Sumter; A. J. Frederick, Z. W. Carwile, Jr., S. C.; D. Zimmerman, M?BB J. Zim? merman, Orangeborg; W. A. Bradley, Augusta; J. A. C. Jonea, Edge?eld. Nicketson House--T. J. Moore, city; W. C. Norwood, Miss Patterson, Cokes bury; Miss Withaird, LaGrnnge; F. J. Cameron, Pine Blaff, Ark.; B. D. Town? send, Miss Atkinson, South Carolina; R. J. Donaldson, Cheraw; J. J. Norton, Walhalla; J. O. Meredith, Helena; J. Lucas und wife, Miss L. Lucas, Spartan burg; W. D. Thomas, wife and child, Greenville^ M?SH Bosher, Richmond; E. H. Hamilton, Wilmington; W. L. Webb and wife', Charleston; J.J. Norton, New? berry. LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Gov. Scott-$500 Reward. E. Hope-Mackerel. Hoatetter's Stomach Bitters. W. T. Walter-Notioe. D. Wyatt Aiken-Appointments. OFFICIAL RAFFLE NUMHEUS Charleston Qkari table Association, for benefit Free School fund: RAFFLE CLASS NO. 137.-Horning-August 17. G5-C4-G3-13 G8-1-?7-6 56-53-27-64 Witness our hands, at Charleston, this 17th August, 1871. FENN PECK. JAMES OILLLLAND, Augustl Sworn Coninxiasionors. OBITUARY. On the morning of the loth instant, at his residence, in Newberry County, ?>n. JOHN WILLIAM McOANTS departed thia life, in the fifty-second year of his age, surrounded hy his mourning family and a large number of sorrowing friand*. Ho was born in Fairfield District, and alter being thoroughly echooled by pious and Christian parents in all the higher virtues that mark true manhood, aud having gradu? ated in the Medical Collego, at Charleston, he settled down in Newberry District, where, for a quarter of a century, he devoted all of his time and energies to the practice of hie profession. Although ho cast off tho garments of this life and put on those of immortality just after the meridian of life, yet he did morn, and left bohiud him a brighter example than many who pass away lull of years. No ono in this community could have passed away and have left a greater void, or been more universally regretted. He diffused and spread around him a benign inlluouco, whether in the home of tho rich Ot of the poor. His charities in bis profession among the poor, both white and black, will be remembered as long as there is ono living who knew him. As a husband, he was de? voted and true; as a father, kind and gene? rous; and as a friend, warm and nteadlast. Years ago, he united himself to the Metho? dist Episcopal Church, and hoing conscioui of his approaching end, ho epoke calmly ol tho groat future which was soon to brent upon bia vision. Conscious of having per formed his duty while here, faithfully aiu well, when the summons came, with his intel lect bright and clear, he quietly yielded U] ilia warm and generous spirit, and waa drawi to his God. He was followed from bia residence hy : large cortege of sorrowing and mourning re lativos and friends to Bauskett's Church whore, after his funeral aorvices were per formed by the Rev. Mr. Mood, he waa laid h; tho side of his wlfo, where his manes now re pose. Jiequiescat inpace. ONE WU? KNEW HIM WELL. NKWHKiuiY, 8. C., July 18, 1871. Appointment of Delegates. S3?TH CAROLINA STATE AGRICULTU RAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY, AUGUST 16, 1871. Tho following gentlemen aro appointe Delegates to represent this Society at th meeting of tho American Pomological Sf. cioty, at Richmond, Va., on 4th Scptembe next: A. P. Wylie, E. C. McClure, Wm. Brawler Bob't Outhrio, Joseph Foster, Rob't McDor James H. Biou. By order of tho Prosidont. D. WYATT AIKEN', Aug 18 1 Sec'y S. C. A. and M. Society. Notice. ALL persons having claims against ti ?estato of tho late Mrs. 8. A. WALTE 1 will present them, properly attested, to August 18 mo3 W.T.WALTER. New Bhore Mackerel. KIT8, half and whole barrell, for sale loi by E. HOPE. August 18_ COAL I COAL ! SEND In your orders at onco, or you will I donriveil of the summer rate. $15 a to delivered. T. J. HARPER. August 17_3 Schiedam Schnapps. Cl Sf CASES Wolfe's celebrated SCHIEDA ?I O AROMATIC SCHNAPPS, Just arrivi and for sale low by Ang 15_JOHN AO NEW A SON. FRUIT JARS. rUST roceivod, a fine lot of "Peari" FRU JARS, aud wo eau now supply tho nuui rons applications for that superior style jar. For ea lo low by D. O. PEIXOTTO Sc 80N. Aug 17 2 Commission Merche nt P. Ju6t Received, ?)K BBL8. NORTHERN' IRISH POT ?i O TOES. For sale low by August 3 _ _JOHN AGNEW St SON Blackwell's genuine Durham Smoking 1 baco at POLLOCK'S.