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Wednesday Morning, June 2,1875.
Journalism.?The Richmond Enquirer
ha? n good idea of modern journalism.
It declares thut the popular notion that j
almost any man with a fair share of
bruins un4 a good English education can I
make himself an editor after u little
practice, is a mistake thut sometimes
misleads an unwary youth fresh from
"academic groves," especially if he has
the reputation among his fellowsuf being
*'a tine writer." It is one thing to indite
an essay at college, or, in Inter years, to
prepare an article now and then on some
subject of interest to tho author, and it
is quite another thing to write regularly,
on all sorts of questions, in all sorts of I
styles, for all sorts of tastes, from day to
?day, through the winter, and tho spring,
and tho summer, und the fall. And it is I
not tho writing only?it is judging what
to touch, and what to leave 'untouched,
with the editorial stylus that is so deli?
cate a weapon to wield; in judgiug what
to print and what not to print of the
. thousand contributions that come; in
keeping the policy of the paper clear,
and consistent, nnd right, and true. A |
man may write like Junius, or Gibbon,
or Macaubvy, or Irving, and yet he may
bo not only unlit for the editorship of a
daily paper, from the want of the proper
judgment und experience, but he may
not have that ever-recurring, ever-recu?
perating creative capacity so rigorously
required. The editor of a daily paper
can sympathize with Sisyphus in rolling
that famous stone from the bottom of the
hill to tho top, when it would always
come rolling back again. What we have
said was suggested by an article in the
Philadelphia Pre**, referring to oilers of
editorial assistance made by professors
and students of colleges, with a view to
intellectual amusement and improvement
during the summer months. We make
tbo following extract from it:
"It has often occurred to us that, wero
tho duties and the difficulties of journal?
ism mere fully appreciated and under?
stood, there would bo fewer volunteers
nt the portals of the sanctum, and did we
feel competent to the tusk, we should do
onr correspondents a real favor, by seek?
ing to enlighten them as to the true
nature of the work they would under?
take us a pleasant summer pastime But I
there are one or two points to which we
venture to call the attention of our well
disposed friends, which they may not
have considered, and which may serve
to show them why their services are not
called into requisition. It is not be?
cause they lack scholarship or abilities,
or qualities of good sense, that they are
not wanted in journalism, bnt because
they have no training for its duties. The
difference between a college man and the
practised journalist is the difference be?
tween the raw recruit and the trained
soldier. Journalism is now universally
recognized as a profession, und it is a
profession which requires a long and
thorough training for the proper per?
formance of its duties. It is not merely
a pleasant occupation for a summer vaca?
tion, but a calling of the highest arid'
most arduous character, for which years
of study and practical training arc pre?
requisites* We hardly think any of our
correspondents who think they could be
of ohm in newspaper work, would tender
thepr services for the summer to the sur?
geon to help him saw off legs, or to help
the) lawyer along in his complex cases
before the Courts; yet the offer wonld
really be but little more presumptuous
in the one case than in the other."
Hie mystery of young Casper Hauser
at otie time agitated Europe equally with
that of tho Iron Mask. The New York
Su>ulay Mercury claims that the boy's
idedtity boa at last been established, and
bases its article, which we publish this
morning, upon the revelations of tho
Frankfort Gaiette, which have made an
immense sensation in Germany and
caused the paper to bo prosecuted by
powerful nobles, who are interested in
keeping the truth of Casper Hauser
buried in his grave. If the statements
of the Frankfort Gazelle arc founded upon
fact, and the mystery is a mystery no
more, we need not yet despair of finding
out who murdered Dr. Burdell, tho
authorship of "Juntas," or who stole the
Augusta diamonds.
The Burdens of Louisiana.?In bis
last letter to the New York Herald upon
tho condition of Louisiana, Mr. Charles
Nordhoff gives a thoroughly detailed and
painfully interesting account of the bur?
dens that oppress the tux-payers of that
State. In 1860 the whole expense, con?
tingent nnd otherwise, of the Legislature
ol the State was under $100,000. In 1873
it was well up to $500,000. Last year it
was a smaller sum, but still $60,000
above the Comptroller's estimate of the
proper oost In 1861 the State tax
amounted to 29 cents en every $100. In
1867, the year before reconstruction, to
37$ cents, and in 1874, after reaching a
much higher figure, to $1.45, to which
sum it is limited by the Constitution.
In spite of this enormous tax, the State
debt has trebled since 1866, and nt the
beginning of the present year it stood st
$50,'597.395, explained in large part by
railroad, penitentiary and other jobs.
The city of New Orleans is made to pay
a very large part of the State tax. It has
now a debt of its own amounting to $22,
000,00?, and its tax rate has been run np
to 3 per cent, while about $17,000,000 of
its bonds are worth but 35 cents on the
doflar-in the market There should have
been some hanging in Louisiana.
The miners are unfortunate in their
strike. / It is how stated that there is an
over-production of coal in the Pennsyl?
vania collieries, and that the men axe not
tikely to obtain work, even if they aban?
don their demands for higher pay.
Tax Origin or Newspapers.? Who
thought of the newspaper first? It seems
to have had its birth in that land of vivid
gesture and grave gossip, Italy, and the
first paper of which we have any record
was a monthly, published in Venice by
order of the Government, in manusoript,
as printing had not then been invented.
It was called a Uazetla, which word is a
derivative of (iaziera, the name of a mag?
pie or chatterer. In the Magliabcchia
Library, at Florence, arc now to be seen
thirty volumes of Venetian gazettes, in
manuscript, the la"?t of which is dated in
the sixteenth century. The Venetian
Conservatives clung to their script alter
printing was an accomplished fact. The
epoch of the Spanish Armada, in Eng?
land, was the epoch of the first English
newspaper. In the British Museum are
preserved several newspapers which were
printed in 1588, while the Spanish licet
lay in the British Channel. The earliest
of these is entitled the English Jdercurie,
which, by authority, "was imprinted at
London by her Highness' printer, 15H8."
So to the sagacious forethought of the
great Queen Bess, and the wise policy of
the great Ministor Burleigh, the English
speaking peoples of the world are in?
debted for the in^d"! of our present ne
cessity, the nowsoaper. Deprive us?ye
sweet cherubs who sit up aloft, ye weird
Bisters three who preside over our fates?
deprive us of our boots, our breakfasts,
our funds in banks, but take not from us
our morning papers. In this early jour?
nal are the news of the day and a well
written article, designed to arouse and
Btiffen timid loyalty, tolls of the disco?
very* of a Spanish* plot to murder the
Queen. There is a heroic poem, too,
called "Elizabeth Triumphant-," by one
James Asket; a oritical article on an un?
fortunate author, entitled "Father Par?
son's Coat Well Dusted," and various
witty sayings, all printed in Boman let?
ter. To a physician of Paris, lleuandot,
belongs the credit of having first collected
in fugitive sheets the newa of various
countries. This first venture was a
weekly, issued in healthy seasons, when
fiatients ?"?were few, and the doctor at
eisure. He obtained a license to do
this in 1632. The first daily paper, after
the accession of William and Mary, set
its sails to catch the wind of popular
favor, by putting on its title page the
Orange InMliaencer. Yellow, dusty, in
signifu-ant in comparison with our splen?
did new sheets of to-day, we still cannot
held regarding with a certain reverence
these pioneorsof liberty and intelligence,
the first newspapers.
-? ?
Thx New Yobk Phess on the Third
Term.?The Herald, referring editorially
to tho President's third term political
declaration he has made since his acces?
sion to office, says it is an exceedingly
adroit letter, but far from being satisfac?
tory. There is nothing in ,H to prevent
Gnint's acceptance of the Presidency for
a third term. We shall be surprised if
the country accepts this a.s a satisfactory
declaration. It would have been much
better for his fame, and even for tho
welfare of the party he professes to
serve, if he had not written it. In a word,
the country is told thot the President
will not take what is not offered him.
The Herald wants a declaration that will
destroy C-csurism by limiting all admi?
nistrations to one term, and no re-elec?
tion ever after. The Times considers
that the President's views arc expressed
with great simplicity and frankness, and
that bis declaration will be deemed satis?
factory bv the people. But the persons
who originally raised the cry of a third
term will not be satisfied; they will pick
holes in the letter here and there, take
Out detached sentences, and twist them
into a significance which they do not
Sropcrly possess. The Times confesses
iat the letter ought to be accepted by
all just and fair-minded men as abso?
lutely putting on end to the whole ques?
tion, and Republicans should prepare for
the work of 1876 without reference to
even a possibility of Grant being in the
field a.s a candidate. The Tribune says
that, although somewhat delphic in its
phraseology, tho President's letter will
Drohahly he regarded as finally with?
drawing Grant's name from the list of
candidates for the next Presidency. If
he bad only said as much some time
ago. what suffering, the Tribune remarks,
might have been saved to tho Republican
5tarty. The If 'mid says that nobody can
oil to read the extreme reluctance with
which the President makes even n pre?
tence of resigning his chance to a re?
election. His letter, which purports to
be a resignation of his pretensions, is
not so in fact. The saving clause in it
enables him to push those pretensions
whenever he chooses, which he means to
do whenever he sees a possibility of suc?
cess for them.
Tire Cotton Crop in Sovtu Carolina.
The Committee of Information and Sta?
tistics of the Charleston Exchange makes
the following statement in reference to
the cotton crop in this State, condensed
from replies received from the interior,
under dutc of May 15:
Question - What is the area of land
planted in cotton in your section, as
compared with last year? State increase
or decrease. Answer?83 replies re?
ceived, shewing an average decrease of
one-hulf of one per cent
Question?What has been the character
of the weather, and has it been more or
less favorable for planting this than last
Jear? Answer?48 replies report less
ivornble; 17 replies report same as last
year; 17 replies report more favorable.
Question?How are the stands of cot?
ton in your section? Answer?12 answer
not good; 7 answer too early to judge; 40
answer good; 24 answer very good.
Question?How much earlier or later
is the cotton crop this than last year?
Answer?82 replies give an average of
seven days later.
Question- How is the labor in. num?
bers end efficiency? Answer?Same as
lost year.
Question?Has the use of fertilizers
iricreased or diminished this as compared
with last year? Anawer?81 replies re?
ceived/ showing an average increase of 6J
per oust [<??>'.;
. Question What is the present condi?
tion Of the cotton crop in your section?
Answer?17 answer not good?nights too
cool; 14 answer too early to judge; 38
answer good: 10 answer very good.
j Adani Sting nnd wife, each Aged about
eighty years, ware burned to death by
tbe destruction of their house at East
Hamburg, New York, Friday night
Tue GasatiVXbna AMD Columbia &4Un |
bom)?Its Condition and PnosrECTB.
Tho Charleston Kevoa and Courier, speak-1
ing of the report of the President and
Directors of the Groenville and Colum?
bia Railroad, presented to the stockhold?
ers at the annual meeting, held in Co?
lumbia on April 20, says it will doubtless
be us satisfactory to the public as it
proved to be to the owners of the road.
The earnings of the year 1874 were $591,-1
934, and the expenses $321,489, leaving a
balance of earnings of 5270,445. Asj
compared with 1872, there was a decrease |
of $39,5118, or six per cent., in the gross
earnings, and of $l>,097 in the expenses.
This was a very small decrease in com?
parison with that shown in the accounts
of other Southern railroads, some of
which have lost one-fifth of their former
earnings. The down freight business of
the road shows im increase of about
$41,000, and the up freight business a
loss of $66,000. The number of bales of I
cotton carried in 1S74 was 131,319, and
the largest number in any preceding
vear was 107,174 in 1873. During 187*1
the sum of $151,678 was spent for 1,212
tons of new rails, threo new locomotives
and sixty new freight cars. The equip?
ment of the road is still incomplete, and
the btiaid liHve uiiuHuy purchased ?>' 0
tons of new rails, and are in treaty for
500 tons more. The road is threatened
with a business competition that will tax
its energies to the utmost, and it is the
part of wisdom to put it in complete or?
der as rapidly as its mciiDs will allow.
The President well says that business
contests, in these times,*are too often to j
b-"> waged with companies whose financial
Eositiou, affording no hope for the stock
olders, consigns the direction of af?
fairs to persons whose sole end seems to
be to obtain quantities of tons, not pro?
fitable returns from investments.
The financial condition of the company
steadily improves. Three years ago the
company was utterly bankrupt. Sin<:
then, the past due interest has beenar-]
ranged to such an extent that no trouble
is anticipated from that source; largo I
sums of money have been spent in im-1
proving the property; the interest on th<
acknowledged debt has been regularly
and promptly paid, and the greater por-!
tion of the immense mass of disputed
debt, so long the cause of intense anx?
iety, has been drawn back to the control
of the company. To complete the
mngement of the debt, the President
and Directors, in their report, asked for!
authority to create a first mortgage for1
an amount not exceeding $3,000,000. the
bonds to bear not more than 7 per cent
interest, and to run not less than twenty
years. The stockholders unanimously
authorized the making of the mortgage,
of which not more than $2,500,000 shall
be used for the settlement of the debt,
and $-"?00,000 be held in trust, applicable
onlv to such acquisitions and addition
to the property us have been authorized
and approved by the stockholders. Tin
Directors do not doubt that this will be
acceptable to the holders of all classes of
bonds, who will be relieved from carry?
ing securities whose status is questioned,
and whose value is, therefor", impaired,
and will receive in return bonds whose
character will be unquestioned, and
whose class will commend them to favor?
able consideration in financial circles.
With the means furnished them by the
first mortgage, the Board have great con?
fidence in their ability to place the entire
indebtedness of the company in a condi?
tion of such strength and soundness as
to entitle the credit of the Greenville and
Columbia Railroad to nmk far beyond
what it has ever known.
Facts and results show that the affairs
of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad
have been managed with sagacity and
consummate ability. It was a mere
wreck, the shuttlecock of rings and
cliques, the victim of political ad?
venturers. No concern in the South had
a future more dark. In three years its
worst difficulties have been overcome,
its condition is comparatively sound,
and it has a prospect of becoming
steadily and richly profitable. Th
holders of the first mortgage bonds will
have a first class security, and stock?
holders will soon begin to dream nf|
dividends on stock which, not long
since, was little better than wast? paper.
Pk?ti.j.?; People.? A Boston letter to
an Eastern newspaper relates that upon
oncof the fashionable South End squares
of that city there has lived in a swell
front, four-story brick house, until very
lately, u woman who has hired for her
servant her own sister. The latter was I
treated in all respects as a menial, and
though the woman and her husband,
having no children, dined alone when
there was no company in the house,
tlu-y never permitted the sister to sit
with them. Not only this, but the sist< r
scrvnnt was kept at work from early till
late, and there was no such thing a
leisure for her, or a particle of the con?
sideration due from one so nearly related
to her. Finally, the woman moved out
of town, and the sister determined to
find an easier place. Accordingly, she
engaged to go to a summer resort as I
piistry cook in a fashionable boarding- j
housp. Now it has transpired that her
sister and former mistress has engaged
board for tho warm season not only at
this vory resort, but olso at the very
house where her sister is to furnish the
daily pies and puddings.
1% is truly wonderful, the variety and
Ingenuity of the conveniences for the
desk and office?pens of varied patterns,
inkstands possessing unmberless ad?
vantages, letter files, each one the best,
envelopes of size and qualities infinite.
It is almost bewildering to enter the
large Broad street store of Walker,
Evans A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
see the number of these attractions.
Hero you find the largest stationery
stock South of Baltimore, and you only
have two troubles?first, sufficient cash;
aUd, second, the difficulty in deciding
among the many things offered, each
equally suitable to your wants. M7t
The New York Tribune in very fulsome
in its praises of Beecher, and asserts his
innocence on all occasions. It seems,
however, that this is all paid for, the
New York Times stating it as a fact that
the Tribune gets five dollars per column
f#r its verbatim report of the trial and
remarks, th** bill being paid by Plymouth
Church. Plymouth has thus paid the
Tribune so far $8,000 on account That
accounts for the Tribune's sturdy cham?
pionship for Beecher and his church.
; / Camp, tu Djcpaultino Tmu?0?ib ? ?
Camp, the defaulting County Treasurer,
has unbosomed himself. He has owned
to tu? sufi iuiueauhiueui that the green?
backs of the County possossed for him
so irresistable a charm that his integrity
was overcome. He has disgorged $2,600
of his spoUs, but the clutch of the She?
riff is still on him, and we hope the
balance will come, for the sake of our
tax-burdened people, and the punish?
ment he deserves maybe meted out to the
thief, for the sake of justice.
[tfreexctf/?; Sties.
Busimbss is New Your.?The New
York Trilmue says t revival oi trade in
that city is manifest. With the warmth
of spring, it declares, "there has come a
rapid development of retail business,
and leading houses find their sales much
ex? < i ding those of May of last year. In
fa'-:, the general testimony is that the
spring trade has put a quietus on the
?ry of hard times. '
A lady was recently overheard at an
evening assembly speaking in high
pmisc of a pretty girl just passing.
'?Why she is a perfect paregnau of a
voung lady!" *?! think you in can puml
hdograiu, do you not?" suggest'd the
waggish gentleman addressed, "l said
parallelognim, Mr.-," exclaimed the
lady, wit'i a combination of dignity and
indignation impossible to descibe.
Considering the amount of downright
wi- kedness left us by Lord Byron, the
Brooklyn Arytts' assertion that there is
probably not a young lady in this coun?
try who would not cheerfully give some?
thing toward a monument for him, is
rather startling. However, the Argus
look- at things from a Brooklyn observ?
atory with a ragged edge.
A negro, named Harry (.'arte;- was
kilted on a plantation, five mil' -. from
Augusta, by overseer Z. B. Harris, who
found him in the act of skinning a bog.
On being accosted, Cur:? r reached fur his
gun, which was on the ground near him,
but before he could obtain it, Harris
tired an wounded him fatally.
The Governor has, upon the recom?
mendation of Judge T. H. Cooh^, re?
moved Alexander llryce. Sr., Trial Jus?
tice of Oonne*. Mr. .1. B. Sanders has
been Appointed Trial Justice of the same
County. N. W. Salley. Notary Public of
Aiken," and I). M. Felts. Census Taker of
A little girl a? *chon] read thus: '"The
widow lived on a limhacy left by her
relatives." "What did yon call that
word?" asked the teacher; "the word is
legacy, not limbaey.*, "But." said the
little girl, "mr sister says I must s.iv
limb, not leg.''
'?Wei!, doctor, it-.-, no use, Fragoing to
die!*' "Nonsense," said the doctor,
1'you're not going to die at all. No man
ever died with feet as warm as yours!"
'?Aii, yes they did, doctor." - I should
like to know who. then';" .-aid the doctor.
??John Re-g-'-s diil," .-aid the patient.
A rustic youngster, being asked out
to take tea with a friend, was admonish?
ed to praise the eatables. Presently the
butter was passed to him, when he re?
marked. "Very nice butter ?what there
is of it," and observing a smile, ho
a ided, "and plenty of it -such as it is."
The successful railroadist, A. S. Bu
ford, Presi.lent of the Richmond* and
Danville Railroad, was once a printer.
Horace Greelev. Hon. S. S. Cox, Yice
President Wilson and a host of others
have risen to eminence from the printers'
"What's your business?" ask 1 the
judge of a prihouer at the bar. "Well,
s'pose you might call me a locksmith."
"When did you last work at your trade?"
"Last night, when I heard a call for the
police. I made a bolt for the door."|
.Yon/, of Brussels, says that in con?
sequence of the recent attitude of Eng?
land to maintain peace in Europe, public
opinion in Germany is agitating the irre?
vocable exclusion of England from the
concert of the continental powers.
Mr. J. Felder Meyers, for several years
editor of the Orangeburg Scir$, (Rep.*)
ha? seen the error of his ways, resigned
from the paper and the Republican
party, and will establish a lively Con?
servative paper at Blackvillc.
it recently rained boiled shrimps in
Fntnee, the contents of a water spout ap?
parently being tumbled on the' country
after the sun had heated the water suili
ciently to . "ok the game.
Th?! sal 's of real estate recorded in the
office of the Register of Mesne Convoy
anc s. Charleston, for the w.-.-k ending
May 31, aggregates the sum of$S7,362.
Mr. .b>i:n Barron. who left Clarendon
County some time since t > seltl* in Cali?
fornia, has returned '. ? his old home.
No pla :e !:ke home.
A gang of count' rfeit'Ts l.a- been ar
rested at NewCrlenns five tuen and one
wontrii. They had S'i'h) in counterfeit
nickels, and a full set of plates, dies, etc.
Mrs. Young, wife of Captain Charles
Young, of Toronto. Ontario, committed
suicide a few days ago. This Ls a suicide
year, sure.
A colored preacher, naniad Jackson
Green, died in the pulpit of his church,
at Robertville, Colleton County, on
Thursday evening last.
A report has been brought into Fort
Valley that the Indians nave killed a
Eartv of whites in the vicinity of the
lack Hills.
Further particulars of the earthquakes
in Asia Minor show that several villages
woro destroyed and 2,000 persons lost
their lives.
$30,000 has been raised by the actors
throughout the country for a fund for
the family of Dan Bryant.
Good manners are always admired by
all persons; bad manners are, on the
contrary, always despised.
Dr. Wm. E. Dearing, a well known
and highly popular citizen of Augusta,
died a few days ago.
Mr. George N. Reynolds, of Fairficld,
and Mr. W. D. Bramlette, of Greenville,
died last week.
Those who believe that money can do
everything, are frequently prepared to
do everything for money.
4,900 persons by the name of Dural j
read e.vu other's letters in Paris.
Never put much confidence in those
who put no confidence in others.
Winnsboro boosts of a goose with four
As far \V, st as Nevada, "hundreds are
out of work." I
Cm Mat IB? ?U jon nrm wk?d to
lend your Phoentz, "?ggest to the would -
be borrower tbat he bad better subscribe.
Reading matter on every page.
Snegors' artificial ice is clear and cold
?we've tried it.
Senator John J. Patterson is in the
Sorrow .shows us truth its the night
brings out the st.irs.
The fir.st day of summer was delight?
ful- a pleasant breeze blowing all day.
We pity the p.?er fellow who goes
through life nmbnsed, unattached end
eului as a summer sunset.
Tin* annual pic-nic of the ISrick-ma
s'ins' and Plasterers' Link takes place at |
Seegers' brewery, to-day.
You can get all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to ft four-sheet post?
er ti th?> ,Phoenix office.
Mr. Taylor, of the Greenville Daily
.V?"r.s, is-inth" city. Fit is combining
business with pleasure.
Old type metal, suitable for many pur?
poses about mills, can be obtained at
Phoenix office at -~? cents a pound, or 20
cents by the 100 pounds.
Columbia is not alone in the appoint
i:n nt of a committee to examine into
city affairs. A similar committtcc is at
work in Charleston.
The now nag-staff a' the State House,
to take the place of the one blown down
during the lute storm, was erected yes
Judges Coolte, Reed and Carpenter
were on th<" streets, yesterday -a trio of
judicial dignitaries. Judge Mackey was
her-' a day or two ago.
Tin? charges against the ex-Land Com?
missioner, the irrepressible C. P. Leslie,
arc said to bo unaccounted-for funds of
the land commission, fraudulent prac?
tices during the recent election in 13am
well, and riot heavy.
The Mayor of Charleston has ordered
the bar-rooms to close their front doors
on Sunday. That always was the rule
in Columbia; but dry individuals bad
the "op? n. ceKume," to the back door of a
majority of these institutions.
The sale of unclaimed articles at the
S luthern Express office comes off to-mor?
row - Mr. Jacob Levin being the auc?
tioneer. Bargains are sometimes ob?
tained ; but, as a general thing, purchasers
find they "'pay pretty deur for the whis?
The Hoard of Health should begin
their inspection of the yards and out?
houses throughout the city. In some
places there are smells equal, we verily
believe, to the famous city of Cologne,
which is said to have several hundred
different kinds.
We regret to learn that it is feared
that Lawson Melton, son of the Attorney
General, who was appointed to a cadet
ship at West Point, will not be able to
accept the position ?his expulsion from
Annapolis, in consequence of a difficulty
with a colored lad, being the stumbling
block. Lawson is a promising young
Sheriff McGukin, of Anderson, ar?
rived in the city, yesterday, bringing
with him three prisoners, who, by direc?
tion of Judge Cookc, will take up their
quarters in the Penitentiary for different
periods?Charles Calhoun, vagrancy,
twelve months: Charles Drake, rape, ten
years; Win, Martin, manslaughter, two
TlIE Work COMPLETED. The sub
Committee of Five, appointed to investi
gtte the financial condition of the city,
have completed their arduous duties,
and a meeting will be held thisnfternoon,
to submit the report to the Committee of
Twenty. There will be a met ting of the
entire committee to-morrow morning, at
10 o'clock, at Major Guiick'.s office, Cen?
tral Hank building.
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Omnibuses, carriages an.l spring
wagons were occupied all yesterday
morning in carrying out, and in the
afternoon bringing back, the crowds of
Sunday-school children, teachers and
visitors to the Schuetzen-platz?the
cause of the gathering being the St.
Peter's Church Sunday-school pic-nic. j
The little folks romped to their hearts'
content, the young misses and gents
danced, while the older heads looked on.
Eatables of every kind were in abun?
dance, and the country air gave every?
body an appetite. Keep up these frolics
?they cost but little and are very en?
? ?.???
The Dlvmoxo Robbebt.?All sorts of
reports were in circulation, yesterday,
relative to thp diamond robbery. The
first was, that Lomax had confessed that
he had taken the cross, while another
officer had the diamond; another was,
that the Mayor had received a letter or
telegram from Augusta, stating that the
missing articles had been mysteriously
returned, etc., with others of a similar
nature. Upon inquiry, wc learned that
all these reports were mere fabrications, j
and the mystery is as deep as ever. Ex
Policeman Lomax was arrested, yester-1
day, on the affidavit of Chief Nixon, that
to the best of his knowledge and belief, |
Lomax either had the missing articles in j
his possession or knew where they were. '
Lomax was carried before Trial Justice ,
Marshal, his counsel (Speaker Elliott)
waived an examination, and he was or-'
dercd to prison, in default of $1,000 bail. 1
Horn - AmtlU, Jane 1.? SPinufnn
Mount-R, A- Young, Mrs. E. E. Wilt
berger, H. It. Wfiiberger. Louis .Lo
Conte, city; W. H. McLaugblin, U. S. A.;
W. J. Young and wife, city; A. E. Smith,
S. C; E. M. Tavlor, Greenville; A. J.
Sitton, Mrs. M. N*. Sitton, Pendleton; J.
D. Smith, James Turner, Union; Win.
McGukin, J. It Drennan, Anderson: 13.
F. Maul din, Williamston.
List ok New Advertisements.-?
Richland Lodge. No. 30, A. F. M.
W. B. liurke -Mackerel, Potatoes, Ac.
A Wholesome Stimvi.ant, that is An
solutely Pure.?Physicians throughout
tho world agree as to the necessity for
diffusive stimulants in medical practice,
but complain, ami with good reason, of
the impossibility of obtaining them pure.
The difficulty here presented would be a
serious one indeed, if the class of agents
was limited to the adulterated liquor*
and wines of trade. It vanishes, now
cver, when the absolute purity and ex?
traordinary restorative properties of
Hostetter's Bitters are taken into con?
sideration. As a stimulant the article is
absolutely free from everything objec?
tionable: but this is only one of its re?
commendations. If it were nothing
more than an excitint its effects would
be fleeting. It might refresh nnd revive
the system for a few minutes, but could
produce no permanent benefit. The
stimulating elements of the Bitters is a
means, not an end. Tho tonic, anti
bilions, depnrativc and aperient vegeta?
ble juices combined in the preparation
arc the agents that impart vigor and
regularity to the weakened and disor?
dered organization, the spirituous princi?
ple being chiefly useful in diffusing their
influence through the system and other?
wise facilitating their operation. Alco?
hol, even in its purest form, is not so
much a medicine as a motive power, by
which the specifics of the vegetable
kingdom may be brought to bear upon
the debilitutod and disordered organs
that require renovating and regulating;
and it is in this way that the pure es?
sence of rye incorporated in Hostetter's
Hitters increases the efficiency of tho
purely medical ingredients. M28t3*l
The Indians out West have a regular
mating season in the spring, when they
do all their wooing, omitting such fool?
ishness during the remainder of the
The ship Henrietta, which was built
at Bucksville, Horry County, and launch?
ed on the 29th of Aprii, has sailed on
her first voyage.
Bichland Lodge, No. 39, A. F. M.
TCJr"tion of this Lodge will be held at
Ar^ Masonic Hall, THIS (Wednesday)
EVENING, at 8 o'clock. By order of
the W. M. E. K. ARTHUR,
June 2 1 Secretary.
Mackerel! Mackerel!! Mackerel!!!
-I f\ BBLS. Nos. 1 and 2 MACKEREL,
JLvr new crop; 20 half and quarter
bbls. ditto; 100 kits Nos. 1 and 2, new
crop. Direct from Boston; weights gua?
ranteed; warranted not repacked; kita
from $1.75 up; large packages in propor?
tion. For sale by W. B. BURKE,
Com. Merchant, City Hall Building. ? <
June 1 1
New Potatoes, Cabbages, Early Track.
-I f\ BARRELS prime new FOTA
10 Crates prime new POTATOES.
BEANS; 250 CABBAGES, 3 to 7 pounds.
Receive the above fresh every morn?
ing. Purchasers will find my prices
lower than they can order for.
Commission Merchant, City Hall Build
ing. * June 2 f6
iUU for sale by
For Sale,
JTX size. Work well in double or
single harness and under saddle. Will
be sold together or separately. Apply at
this office. May 0
For '25 Cent?,
Statement of Affairs
of the
Royal Canadian Insurance Company,
JAXl'AUY I, 1S75.
United States Bonds, and
other securities, and cosh
in hands of trustees.$112,877 33
Montreal Harbor Bonds, (in
hands of "Receiver-Gene?
ral,") . 55,000 00
Montreal Warehouse Com?
pany's Bonds. 27,197 87
Bank Stock. 304,409 50
Mortgages on Real Estate_ 22,000 00
City of Quebec Consolidated
Fund. 2,200 00
Bills Receivable for Marino
Premiums. 18,993 20
Agents' Balances in Course of
Transmission and Uncol
lected Premiums. 56,777 37
Sundry Accounts Due the
Company for Salvages and
Re-Insurance. 25,346 42
Cash on Hand nnd Deposit.. 80,754 84
$1,005,561 59
All Outstanding Claims. $45.180 19
May 30 3 Agents, Columbia, S. C.
What Yon Need.
I7XTRA MESS BEEF, 10 cents per
J pound.
Fresh May BUTTER, direct from Mil
ford, N. Y., 3 pounds for $1.
CIGARS. ? We are closing out our stock
of Cigars, and oflor the best FIVE CENT
Cigars in the city, and only want a trial
to convince you.

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