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Consolidated Aua. 2. 1881.1 SUMTER. S. C.. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1881. New Series-Yoi. I. No. 6. ? Published every Tuesday, -BY THE Watchman and Southron Publishing Company, SUMTER, S. C. TERMS : Two Dollars per annum-ia advance. ADVERTISEMENTS. One Square, first insertion.Si 00 Every subsequent insertion. 50 Contracts for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rates. AH communications -which subserve private .interests will be charged for as advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respect will be charged for. Marriage notices and notices of deaths pub? lished free. For job work or contracts for advertising address Watchman and Southron, or apply at the Office, to N. G. OSTEEN, Business Manager. --?re-? WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA R. R. ON and after May 15th, ISSI, the following schedule will be run on this Road : SIGHT EXPEKSS AND MAIL TRAIN, (Daily ) (Nos. 47 West and 4S East.) Leave Wilmington.10 05 p m Arrive at Florence......... 2 25 a m Leave Florence.... 2 40 a m Leave Sumter. 4 OS a m Arrive at Columbia.... 6 00 a m Leave Columbia__.10 00 p m Leave Sumter.._........12 OS a m Arrive at Florence_._ 1 40 a ia Leave Florence_. 2 00 a m Arrive nt Wilmington. 6 20 a m This Train stops only at Brinkley's. White rille, Flemington, Fair Bluff, Marion, Florence, Timmonsville. Mayesville, Sumter, Camden Junction and Eastover. TS Rot'G H FREIGHT TRAIN. Daily, except Sundays. Leave Florence..._?".....12 25 a m j Leave Sumter ....1. 3 13 a m Arrive al Columbia_...." 6 25 a m Leave Columbia..l_ 5 00 p m Leave Sumter-._..._ .. S 20 p m Arrive at Florence*.._...ll 10 p m LOCAL FREIGHT-(Daily except Sunday.) Leave Florence_. ......... 3 50 p m Arrive at Sumter-Lie over.'.. 7 50 p m Leave Sumter. 7 30 a m Arrive at Columbia........ll 00 a m Leave Columbia-. ....... 3 15 a m Arrive at Sumter-Lie over. S 00 p m Leave Sumter....,. 6 BO a m Arrive at Ilorence. 12 00 m A. POPE, G. P. A. JOHN F. DIVINE. General Sup't._ South Carolina Railroad. CHASTE OF SCHEDULE. ON AND - AFTER MAY 15:h, ISSI. Passenger Trains on Camden Branch will run as follows, until further notice: RAST TO COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS. Leave Camden.". 6.15 a tn Leave Camden Junction._.... 7 20 a m Ai rive at Columbia.....10 35 a m tVE?T FRoJi COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS. Leave Columbia. 6 30 a m... G 00 p m Arri*? Camden Junction, 10 52 a rn... 7 40 p m Arrive st Cumden. 12 49 p m... S 45 p m SASC TO CHARLESTON AND AUGUSTA. (Daily except Sundays.) Lesvo Camden... 6 15 a m... 3 10 p m ; Leave Caiodea Jun?'... 7 20 a m... 5 37 p m j Arrive a? Charleston... 1 55 pm... 10 45 p m j Arrive at Augusta. 3 20 p m... 7 25 a m ? WEST FR'?M CHARLESTON AND AUGUSTA. (Daily except Sundays.) Leave Charleston..... 6 00 a m... 9 C5 a m Leave Augusta. 7 CO p BI... 7 55 a m j Arrive Camden June*... 16 52 a rn... 7 40 p m j Arrive at Camden. 12 49 p ia." S 45 p m CONNECTIONS. Colurxbia and Grcenvilie Railroad both ways HOT vAl paints on that Road and on the Spar taubttrg. Union and Columbia and Spartanl-urg and A-sbviHe Railroads, also wita the Char? lotte, Columbia &r.d Augusta Railroad to and from &tl poiGis North by trains leaving Camden at 5 1-5 a rn, and arriving at S 45 p m. Connections made at Augusta to all points West and S*Kitli-* also at Charleston with Steamers for New York and Florida-eu Wed neni&ys and Satordavs. On Saturdays ROUND TRIP TICKETS are sold to and from ali Stations at one first class fare for the round trip-tickets being good till Monday coon, to return. Excursion tickets j good for IO days aro regularly un sale to and from alt staricas at 6 cents per mile fur round tri?. THROUGH TICKETS to all points, can be purchased by applying to James Jones, Agent X? Camden. D. C. ALLEN, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. JOHN B. PECK, General Sup't, Charleston, S. C i t Columbia and Greenville Sail Bead. PASS ENG ? R DEPA HTM EXT, COLUMBIA. S. August 31. ISSI. ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, September 1st, ISSI, Passenger Trains will run as herewith indicated, uf?n this road and its branches-Daily except Sticduys : No. 42 Up Passenger. Leave Columbia (A)._. lt 20 a m Leave Alston._._12 26 p m Leave Newberry.............. I 21 p m Leave Hodges_._.. ?....3 52 p ta ! Lsuvc Belton. .".. 5 05 p m j Arrive a: Greenville...... . ? 27 p m j No. 43 Down Passenger. j Leave Greenville at.10 33 a tn j Leave Belton.._ -.ll 57 a ni j Leave Hodges. 1 12 p m \ Leave Newberry. 3 47 p m ! Leave Alit"0. 4 4?p m ! Arrive at Columbia (F). 5 51) p m j SrARTANBURG, UMOS <fe COLUMBIA R. R. No- 42 Up Passenger. Leave Alston.... 12 40 p m ; Leave Spartanburg. S U ?fe C Depot (B) 4 03 p m Arrive Sparenburg R&D Depot (E) 4 12 p m No. 43 Down Passenger. Leave Spartanburg R&D Depot ( H) 12 4S p m Leave Spartanburg S U ?fe C Depot (G) 107pm Leave Union._.......... 2 36 p m Arrive at Alston ..... ............... . 4 36 p m LAURENS RAIL ROAD. Leave Newberry.......?.-................... 3 55 p m Arrive at Laurens C. II. 6 45 p m ' Lea**e Laurens C- H. S 30 a m Arrive at Newberry.ll 30 a m ABBEVILLE BRANCH. Leave Hodges. 3 56 p m Arrive at Abbeville. 4 4? p m Leave Abbeville....12 15 p m Arrive at Hodges. I 05 p m BLUE RIDGE R. R. ?fe ANDERSON BKANCQ. Leave Belton...... 5 OS p m Leave Anderson.~. 5 41 pm Leave Pendleton. 6 20 p m Pea ve Senaca fC).... 7 20 p m Arrive at Walhalla.". 7 45 p m jLeave Walhalla- . 9 23 a m .Leave Seneca (D). . 9 54 a m ?Leave P???4? eton..?..10 30 a m Leave Anderson_.~-.ll 12 a m Arrive ai Belton.>.H 4S a m j On and after above date through cir? will be ! run between Columbia aad H??der??nville with-J ,on? change. C?NNSCT?ONS A-With Sowt-k Carolina Rail Hoad from ? Charleston ; with Wilmington Columbia .t Au J gusta R R from Wilmington and all points north j thereof; with Charlotte, Columbia ? Augusta t Rail Road from Charlotte and poiuts north j thereof. B-With Asheville <fc Spartanburg Rail Road for points in Western N. C. C-With A. ?fe C. Div. R ?fe h. R. R, for all points South and West. D-With Ai ?fe C. Div. R. & D. R. U. from At lanta and beyond. E-With A. ?fe C. Div. lt. ?fe D. E. R. for a'l j points South and West. F- With South Carolina Rail Road for Char ! ieston ; with Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta j Rail Read for Wilmington and thc North ; wi'h j Charlotte, Columbia ?fe Augusta Rail Road for Charlotte and tho North. G-With Asheville ?fe Spartanburg Rail .Hoad from Hendersonville. H-With A. & C. Div. R. ?fe D- R. R. from Charlotte <t beyond. Standard time used is Washington, 1>. C.. which is ?fteen minutes faster than Columbia. J. W. FRY, Sup't. A. POPE, General Passenger Agent. August 30, ISSI. ti. THE STORM ON THE CO?S1 -0 Great Destruction aa? Loss of Li on Land and Sea. -o The Rice Crop Badly Damagec -o-; THE GALE AT CHARLESTON. The storm that swept the coast Saturday August 27th, was one of severest that has visited this section i many years. From the News a Courier which contained a Iengl sketch of its fearful work we gather l following items, which is confined the ravages in and about Chariest* The wind commenced to blow on Fric1 morning and continued rising throu the day, and by Saturday morning had iucreased to a gale, reaching, at o'clock in the afternoon, the velocity fifty-four miles an hour. Much darna was done to the wharves and the batte; and some dozen squares on the E; Bay line were submerged to the dep of several feet. Roofs and window blinds were bloi down, and trees, fences and gates prc trated in various parts of the city. T shipping in the harbor, being warn by the storm signal, made preparatic and rode it out in safety. Commui cation with Mt. Pleasant and Sullivar Island was entirely cut off, and the t< egraph wires were so damaged that was found necessary to take dispatch at Summerville, and bring them to t city. Deep boles were washed in Wbi Point Garden, and on the South wal and everywhere there were to be se< piles of broken bricks and crushi shells. The old Bathing House w badly battered about the foundatio but still stood erect. The bridge leat ing to it was entirely swept away. The storm burst upon the Island o Saturday morning in its full forci blowing down fences and damag?Dg tl buildings, but fortunately no lives wei lost. The tides rose very high ac covored the railroad track in var ous places. Three fiats loaded wit stone for the jetties were sunk, and sei ral residences "were undermined an i left in a dangerous condition. Tb j Catholic Church was partially unroofei and the wiudows broken. In all, it i thought that ?30,000 will not cove the damage on thc Island. A larg number of women and children eocatni ed in the fort on Saturday night, quai ters having been fitted up for them b the officer tn charge of the Governtner. property. Several lives were lost, among whie' was Mr. Thomas P. Lesesne, a youn man 23 years of age, son of ex-Char cellor H. D. Lesesne, who it is sup posed was washed by a wave from th railing on East Bay Battery. Exactl how the sad event occurred canuot b definitely told. Some of the party wh were with him thiuk that while sittin. on the railing he lost his balance an fell backwards, while others think h ventured outside of the railing and wa washed off by the waves which wer breaking over the sea wall at th j time. j . THi? SEA ISLANDS. As already reported yesterday th rei j houses on Edingsville were washec away, and their occupants had to seel I refuge at a neighboring house. N< ether serious destruction to property or Eaisto Island is reported, but the crops are said to have been injured from i fourth to a third. At Enterprise, on Wad mala w Island the damage done by the storm was not ! very great. Geraty & Towles's gin ! house was uuroofed and their whari was injured. Mr. F- Schafer's ware ! house was also unroofed- The injury j to the crops is said to be extensive, and ! is estimated at one fourth of the crop, i A large raft of lumber, which had I been lying in the stream for several j days opposite Enterprise landiog, which up to Saturday night was manned bj two colored ?en, was seen Sunday morning badly broken up and the men gone. It is supposed that the mea at? tempted to get-ashore in a small boat and were drownded, as the boat has been found empty and nothing has been heard of the men. On John's Island the storm levelled a large number of trees and fences, but no houses have been reported as injured to any great extent. Thc crops have suffered about the same as those on the other islands. Morris Island has been swept clean by the storm, only a small portion of one of the old war batteries remaining above the level of the beach. The is? land has been so levelled that an obscr ! vcr on Sullivan's Island can look un ? interruptedly across the island and see the houses at Secessionville. The light? house stood firm. WRECKS ALONG THE COAST. The track of the storm between Beau? fort and Charleston is marked by disa? bled vessels of all classes. The schoon? er Bertha and sloop Quickstep are ashore at Beaufort. Pilot boat No. 3 was ashore at Port Royal but has got off. Four schooners aud ?loops, whose names arc not known, are ashore at Parrott Creek. The abandoned light? house on Combahce Bank, St. Helena Sound, was blown over to the north? ward, and the northern half was carried away by the sea. The floor on that side is level with thc water, and it is probable that the whole structure will be carried away in a few days. The followiug vessels arc ashore : The Ellen Souther at Edisto, one schoou- ' er and one sloop at White Point, two j sloops near Martin's Point, thc water ? boat Old Joe in Elliott's Cut, the sloops I Jane Hope and Wallace, and schooner j Dully Varden and three lighters in Wappoo Cut All of these vessels are ? high and dry, three hundred yards j from the water. The sloop Enterprise ! was completely wrecked near Hock ville. ? The steamer Howard Drake lay at j Scheper's wharf in Beaufort, and though j two schooners aod one sloop ran into her, she was saved without material in- ! jury. The schooner Mary Scheper lost j her sail aud bowsprit and cut her sides 1 against thc Howard Drake. DISHEARTEN?NG REPORTS FROM THE- RICE ! PLANTATIONS ALONG THE RIVEUS. The most gloomy and disheartening j reports of tho damages to tie rice crops ; by the storm on Saturday have been re- j ceived In this city, and although it is ' not yet possible to form an accurate es- j, t?mate of the losses, the general opinio seems to prevail that the yield will b cut off fully two-thirds in all field which have been flooded by the sa water. On the Combahee River the wate rose bisher than ever before known aud the destruction in this region wa fearful. At Combahee Ferry, abou six miles from Green Pond on th Charleston and Savannah Road, th river is as salty as the sea. Durin? thc storm the wind blew with tremend ous force, overturning a number o houses, uprooting trees and Mowin; down a great deal of fencing. The ric plantations are nearly all under water the embankments are broken in man. places and the crops are in a most de plorable coudition. The same disastrous condition c things exists on the Ashepoo River which is salt up to its head. The plantations on the Edisto Rive are also reported to have suffered in th same terrible way, and. thc outlook i distressing to the last degree. Thi scene along the Combahee is said to bi a picture of desolation. Large flocks o sea gulls are described as flyiug ove the flooded fields and the banks of th? river and of the ricefields are coveret with dead frogs and insects, while tht fresh water reeds look as if they ha( been scorched with fire, so deadly wa? the effect of the salt water upon them. There is some difference of opinion aj to the extent of the damages that wil result from the action of the salt watei on the rice. Some of the planters saj that all rice, excepting that which wa; ready to be harvested when the fields were flooded, will be totally destoyed, and that this portion of the crop will b( badly injured. One prominent plarUei is reported to have said on Monda} that when the storm came he was count? ing on a first-class crop, but that bc did not now expect to make more thar one-third of an average crop, if that. Very little of the rice was ready for the harvest when the fields were overflowed, and it is feared that thc worst predic? tions will be fully realized. GEORGETOWN, S. C., August 29. The storm of Saturday assumed the propor? tions of a hurricane as early as 4 A. M., and continued to blow with great vio? lence until late Saturday night. The damage to the rice crop is immense. What with the salt rivers of July and this month, not more than half a crop, and that of poor quality, will be made in this section. From other exchanges we glean the following reports of the storm at other places : PORT ROYAL, Aug. 29 -A hurri? cane passed over here on Saturday night. On accouut of the storm the ferryman could not convey passengers across the river. A number of persons were iu the ferry house awaiting the abatement of the storm, when the hoasc was car? ried away by the high tide. Seven bodies were recovered to:day. The number actually drowned is uncertain, as the rumors conflict, varying the num? ber from twenty to forty. One washer and ene dredger of the Coosaw Mining Company in the Coosaw River, sank No lives were lost there. Considerable damage was done to the wharves and lighters of the company. The estimated damage to individual and railway pro? perty is ?2,000. The loss at Beaufort is estimated at ?S,000. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROdESTY IN SAVANNAH AND VICINITY. AUGTSTA, GA., Aug. 29.-A terrific hurricane visited Savannah on Saturday night. The velocity of the wind was about eighty miles an hour. Early in the evening the Signal Service office was unroofed and the instruments destroyed. A portion of tbe roof of the Morning News office was blown off and the build ing flooded. The City Exchange was badly damaged. A number of firms on the bay lost heavily. About fifty private dwelliugs were more or less injured. The sheds on the new wharf of the Bal? timore Steamship line were blown en? tirely down. Several flour and rice mills were unroofed and their contents flooded. A large portion of the city was under water for several hours. The Central Railroad wharves were badly damaged. The public parks were denuded of some of their finest trees and otherwise injured. The destruction of shade trees was very great. The Geor? gia Infirmary was wrecked and the pa? tients barely escaped, a number being bruised by falling bricks and plaster. \ The Germau brig Maria Louise, Capt. Minkie, had her stern badly smashed and her rudder, bowsprit, and jibboom broken. Her sides were also injured. The pilotboat Maid of the Mist collided with a schooner and sunk, and several tugboats were injured. The steamer City of Bridgeton had a hole punched iu her side. A house was swept down the river and three of thc occupants, Mrs. Stokes and her two children, were drowned Mr. Stokes barely escaped. Engineer Richard Fitzgerald of thc steamer H. B. Plant was drownec^. The loss of life among the colored people occupying little huts on rice plantations and along the river was very great On Tybee Island the house of Henry Solomon was blown down, and the ruins caught fire. Three persons perished. The family of David Bowens, colored, comprising sev? en persons, were drowned. A colored woman and her four children were washed away iu their house. All the people at Shad Island were drowned. Several other persons are known to have perished. At Fort Pulaski thc officers' quarters were flooded. The telegraph lines to Savannah arc all dowu. It is apprehended that, notwithstanding the warnings gi vea of the approaching storm, some vessels along thc coast have suf? fered, and news of disasters will be re? ceived during the week. The storm has been Very severe and particularly dan porous to vessels, from thc fact that the wind shifted frequently, blowing from the north, cast, northeast, northwest, and west. Thc Savannah News contains many additional particulars of the terrible storm of Saturday night, from which we take the following : TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION ON THE SMALL ISLANDS. Wc learn from a gentleman who lives !, an one of the coast islands, that ou J : Ho<r? and William I4ands; some twenty J ? bouses, with their colored occupan were swept completely away, and soi thirty-five colored people drowned. T rice crops arc very materially damage Boston Forrester, a colored rc ab w lives on the Waring place, about fo miles from the city, lost his wife a; three children. The house was blo\ over and carried with its living occ pants into the raging, secthiog wate: Several gentlemen, in searching f a lighter, saw on Hutchinson s Islai beach, the bodies of four colored w men, a colored boy and a colored ma which had been washed ashore at th point. They also came across an o Italian fisherman named Jacinto, who hut had been swept away. The o man was nearly famished and very mm emaciated, and his clothes were torn shreds. A colored man and his wif who were living in a new building < Rabbit Island, were blown into the riv with the house. The building beir strong held together, and they were ti hours in the house, and floated a di tance of three miles before they su ceeded iu reaching the shore, whi< they finally accomplished without su taining much damage. On Wilmington Island five neg houses were blown down at Pinder place and one at Screvcn's. At Maj* N. O. Tilton's place the damage is vei extensive. His dwelling house w; blown off its foundation. At Dr. 1 Oemler's place a barn was blown dowi and the Schooner Daisy, lying at h wharf, was broken to pieces by drif wood and logs Ali through the woot and fields are wrecks of furnitun houses, fencing, &c , dead cattle, sc eral boats, a flat and several headboard, probably from the soldiers' graves. Tl most of these probably came from Cocl spur Island. The tug boat Canooch( is lying about a mile and a half froi Dr. Oemler's house, having, as state yesterday dragged four miles over tl; marshes. She lies about one hundre and fifty feet from a creek, and can t got ofF. She is in good order. EIGHTEEN MOUE BODIES FOUND. _ The coroner received information la: night that four more bodies had bee found on Hutchinson's Island, all co! orcd. The body of William Campbel colored, was found late in thc evcain, floating in the river. There are thirteen dead bodies o Fig Island upon which inquests will t held, and it is probable that many mor will be found, as from nearly ever plantation on the river there have bee cabins with their colored occupanl swept away. All thc huts on eithe side of the river, which were owned an occupied by colored persons, have'dis appeared, and the fate of their unfortu nate occupants is no mystery. GliNEUAL NOTES. Woodward Barnwell, Esq., report forty negroes messing from his planta tion near this city. A bark, partially dismasted and wit both anchors goue, came iuto Tybee o Sunday. She was blown off from th Charleston bar and had a pilot of tha port aboard. She was put ashore 01 the edge of St. Michael's Shoals as sh had no anchors. Col. Rutledge's place on Back Rive was very badlv damaged, several build ings haviug been prostrated and ric swept away. The revenue cutter Bout well is s til ashore on McQueen's Island, and wil probably have to be dug out. Duriu< the storm she had both anchors dowi and both propellers working, and wouh have riddeu out the gale in safety hat oct the pilot boat Neca, which wa: drifting by, got her hawser afoul of th< steamer's propeller, which disablec her. The extent of the damage to the ric< crops on the plantations along the rivei is not yet estimated, but it is thought tc be very heavy. The Norwegian bark Condor is lying across Garden bank, near the foot ol East Broad street, with her stem stove in and bowsprit carried away. A tug attempted to drag her off yesterday morning, but did not succeed. The schooner 31. K. Rawley had one of her masts broken and sustained other dam? age. Both the masts of the pilot boat John R. Wilder were broken off close to her deck. The Spanish vessel which is totally wrecked at the quarantine station is the bark Marieta, Capt. Terrasa. The steamship Irene Morris, Capt. Bailey, arrived at Tybee last evening, bringing two seamen, Peter Nelson and Lafayette Greenlcaf, who were picked up at sea. Thc captain states that on August 19th, in latitude 44.12 north, longitude 45.23 west, he took on board from the French fishing bark Ville de Fichan the two above named fishermen, belonging to the schooner Grace L. Fears, which vessel was lost in a fog. The men were five days in a small fish? ing yacht exposed to the mercy of thc waves. The little steamer Tyb e, used by thc government to carry the boarding offi? cers down to thc vessels, is sunk at the foot of Habersham street, no portion of her being visible. The barge Rockwood, which was laden with 1,500 sacks of salt at one of the wharves in Doboy, was sunk by the storm. Thc damage cannot bc ascer? tained till she is raised. The storm in Florida was. very severe and many serious disasters arc reported. A New Money Lending Enterprise. -o A gentleman is travelling through Georgia with a view of making ar? rangements for loaning money ou real estate. Ile represents a promiuentNew Yuri: house. Under the system pur? sued correspondents arc obtained in the various Counties and thc New York Mouse transacts business through these. It has a large number of these corres? pondents in several Western States and Territories. Money is loaned ou five years' time on real estate at seven per cent, interest and four per cent, com? missions, making eleven per cent, per annum iu all. These loans will be made on deeds under Section 1,069 ot' the Code, with botui to ?ecouvey upon payment of tho debt. Thc gentleman referred to stated that at one time thc house loatied money in Kansas at ten I per cent interest and twenty per ccut. : commission, and did not loose a cent of it. Uc proposes to visit all the Couuties j in Georgia. I TILDBN'S LOST BRIDE. The Belie of St. Louis, having Bejected Ninety-nine SuitorK, Fallft in Love with a Philadelphia Tenor-What Her Big Brother and His Friend had to say about it. The St. Louis papers bring to light a scandal which involves the name of Nellie Hazeitine, the reigniug belle of St. Louis, whose name a year ago was mentioned in connection with that of Samuel J. Tilden, it being reported that she was engaged to marry bira. The gentleman iii the present case is John Amweg, a blonde, with a fair voice, fine eyes, and a good leg. Ile has held subsi? diary positions in the Ford Opera Company for some time past, and this is probably the first time his name has appeared prominently in the news? papers. It appears, according lo his story, that three weeks ago a young lady of great beauty occupied a front seat at the Uh rigs Cave Theatre, and seemed only to take an iuterst in the proceedings when he was on the stage. She looked at him fixedly and smil? ingly, he says, until at last his atten? tion was drawn to her and one even? ing she took the bouquet from her breast, kissed it, and, by moving it about, pinned his attention to it. Then, with a smile, she placed it under the seat upon which sho was sitting As soon as the curtain dropped Amweg hastened to the place and secured the flowers, among which there was a note, and then asked a friend who the lady was. "Miss Nellie Ilazeltiue,,; was the reply. "And who is she ?" "The Belle of St. Louis." Au interview was arranged, in the course of which, Amweg says, the ladyT told him she had received ninety-nine offers of marriage, one of them from an old mau in New York worth $15,000,000 that he was a Democrat, (meaning Tilden,) and she was a Democrat, but that"she could not marry where she did not love. He says she went on to tell him that he (Amweg) was the only one who had touched her heart. Amweg said that he replied that he had not $5 in the world, and that he would just as soon settle in Si. Louis as anywhere. Several notes, he alleges, passed between them, and two photographs, upon the back of one of which was written : "Yours un? til death us do part. Nellie." Natural? ly all this good fortune, real or alleg? ed, turned Amweg's head, and he I confided the matter to two o* three I dozen friends, besides writing home j to his mother that he was going to get married, and sending her one of the letters which he claims to have received. Of course the story spread. Last Monday night Miss Hazeitine and her mother left for the While Sulphur Springs, iu Virginia, where they now are. At this point Amweg may be left for a little while and the attention of the reader concentrated on Mis9 Ilascltine's brother and Mr. I Fred. Paramore, who it wa3 explain ed, ''net a right to act in the prcmi-i ses." These two gentlemen heard the stories afloat, and concluded that the proper course to pursue was to punch Amweg's eye, and for this purpose that sweet singer was yes? terday afternoon beguiled up into Mr. Paramore's office on the fourth ' floor of the building on the southeast corner of Fourth and Pine street. Mr. Ilasoliiiic had asked a Mr. Linn to be present as Amweg's friend, to see fair play. As soon as the party j gathered Mr. Ilaseltiue asked Mr. I Amweg if he had said he was going to many his sister. Mr. Amweg re? plied that that was his intention. Mr. Haseltine then struck Amweg with his fist, which was ieturned, and the two patties caught each other by the hair and swung round and round as though practicing a new-fangle ger? man. Mr. Paramore iu the meantime produced a cowhide which he had bought for the occasion, and was waiting for somebody's pants to get tight so that he could have a little of the pie himself, when he was collared by Mr. Linn, who remarked that one at a time was enough for Amweg. Of course Paramore resented this in? terference, and for a time there was a double shuffle, in which much hair, many collar-buttons, and considerable temper was lost. When everybody was tired of the circus they all drew off and began to discuss the matter. "You know you must be mistaken/' said Will Hazeitine, "You may be honest iu what you believe, but my sister could not have written you any letters." "But I've got the letters." "Where." "Out at my house." Ile was compelled to give Hazeitine a written order to search through his trunks, and that young gentleman soon returned, looking very much annoyed, and bringing two letters and two photographs, all of which were promptly confiscated. The young lady's friends still declared that there was some mistake; that Amweg had been imposed upon by one of Haseltine servants, and he was asked to come out to the house and see if he could not identify one of the girls there. On the way out Hazeitine asked him to describe the position of the furniture in the parlor, ii' he had really been there ; and he did this very correctly. At the house Hazeitine summoned one of the sor vants, a very pretty laundress, up? stairs, and asked Amweg if that was not the girl he had met. "No," he replied, "it was Miss Nellie Hazel tine that I met-she whose photo? graph yon have there." No amount o'questioning, no threats could turu him from his ?tory, and the idea was at last abandoned. The party broke tip on the Hazeitine door-step. All j four of the gentlemen were pretty badly rumpled up from the fuss at j Paramore's office, Amweg being1 es-1 pecially beaten up about the head j and face, so that ho could not appear j upon tho ?tage last night. To day j he say:? ho .will begin two suits j against Will Hazeitine and Fred, j Paramore-one for assault with in-! tent to kill and tho other for civil I damages. The case is more than a j cause celebre. Amweg belongs to a j highly respectable Philadelphia fami? ly, aud his futter i?? a well-known I lawyer lhere. His brother holds a very responsible position with thc Pennsylvania Railroad, being inspec? tor of bridges on that line. For three years young A m weg has been on the stage, having first been connected with Frank Mayo, playing a minor part iii "Davy Crockett.'7 Since Uren he has been singing in the chorus of Ford's Opera Company, and has been connected with the various Pinafore, Fatinitza, Boccaccio, Billee Taylor, and Olivette productions. Ile is a tenor and makes up when on the stage, having the foundation or framework for a good phisique, which will fill with time His folks have long urged him lo leave the mimic stage, and it has been against their wishes that he has continued the business. The Oldest City in the World. Damascus is the oldest city in the world. Tyre and Sidon have crumbled on the shore ; Baalbec is a ruin ; Pal? myra is buried in a desert ; Nineveh and Babylon have disappeared from the Tigris and the Euphrates. Damascus remains what it was before the days of Abraham-a centre of trade and travel -an isle of verdure in the desert ; "a presidential capital" with martial and sacred associations extending through thirty centuries. It was near Damas? cus that Saul of Tarsus saw the light above the brightness of the sun ; the street which is called Strait, in which it was said "he prayed," still runs through the city. The caravan comes and goes as it did a thousand years ago ; there is still the sheik, the ass, and the water-wheel ; the merchants of the Eu? phrates aud the Mediterranean still oc? cupy these "with the multitude of their wares." The city which Mahomet sur? veyed from a neighboring height, and was afraid to enter, "because it was given to man to have but one paradise, and for his part he was resolved not to have it in this world," is to-day what Julian called the "eye of the East," as it was, in thc time of Isaiah, "the head of Syria." From Damascus came the damson, our blue plums, and the delicious apri? cot of Portugal, called damasco ; dam ask, our beautiful fabric of cotton and silk, with vines and flowers raised up on a smooth, bright ground ; the dam? ask rose introduced into England in the time of Henry VIII. ; the Damascus blade, so famous the world over for its keen edge and wonderful elasticity, thc secret of whose manufacture was lost when Tamerlane carried the artist into Persia ; and that beautiful art of in? laying wood aud steel with gold and silver, a kind of mosaic, engraving and sculpture united-called damaskeening -with which boxes, bureaus and swords are ornamented. It is still a city of flowers and bright waters ; the streams of Lebanon and the "silk of gold" still murmur and sparkle in the wilderness of the Syrian gardens.-Exchange. - m ? ? i w Broad but Businesslike. A newly elected justice of the peace who had been used to drawing deeds and wills and little else, was called upon j as his first official act to marry a couple who came iuto his office very hurriedly and told him their purpose. He lost no time in removing his hat and remarked, 'Hats off in the presence of the Court.' All being uncovered, he said : 'Holdup yer right hands. You, John Marvin, do solemnly swear that to the best of your knowledge and belief you take this yer woman to have and ter hold for yerself, yer heirs, cxekyerters, admin? istrators and assigns, for your an' their use and behoof forever? j 'I do,' answered the groom. .You, Alice Ewer, take this yer man for yer husband, ter have an'ter hold forever, aud you db further 6wear that you are lawfully seized in fee-simple, arc free from all iocumbrauce, and hev good right to sell, bargain and convey to the said guarantee yerself, yer heirs administrators and assigns?' 'I do,' said the bride, rather doubt? fully 'Well John, that'll be about a dollar V fifty cents. 'Are we married V asked the bride 'Yes, when the fee comes in.' After some fumbling it was produced and banded ro thc 'court.' who pocketed it and continued : 'Know all men by these presents, that I, being in good health and of sound and disposin roiud, in consideration of a dollar'n fifty cents tome in hand pi!d thc receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do and by these presents have declared you man and wife during good behavior and until otherwise ordered by the court. A Colored Girl Turning White. One of the greatest curiosities belong? ing to the human family ever seen in these parts, perhaps, was on our streets one evening recently. It was in the person of a little negro girl, aged about seven years, who, about a year ago, commenced to turn white. Her fore? head, from the hair of her head to thc bridge of her nose, extending around on either side of her neck, is perfectly white, while both checks are almost a jet black. Her arms, feet, legs and hands are covered with black and white spots, the latter apparently the most numerous. She has a very heavy head of hair, which is almost as straight as that of a white person, but it is very coarse and nearly all white, it having commenced to turo gray at the same time the skin commenced turning white. She is perfectly healthy, so her parents, who were with her, informed us. Her mother is very black, but her father is between a copper color and a black. Lafayette. (Ala.') Sun. Thc Mayor of Philadelphia, not sat? isfied with astonishing thc nation by the appointment of four negro police? men, has gone a step further which utterly horrifies thc small politicians, l?e has ordered (bc police to keep the steps kailing to his office clean of loung? ers and ofiiec seekers Heretofore this spot lias been considered sacred to those 'niling nuisances. Now they have to move on, or a policeman shuws them how to do it. Tho New York Herald says that thus far fourteen wives of Marvin have Lceu heard fruin. Nest, The Lien Law. Some Reasons why it should not le Repealed -A dissenting Opinion by Senilor Brad? ley The Kdgefield Monitor says; "While thc lien law may conduce somewhat to extrava? gance it works ne compulsion. If ? man can "arrange to obtain his supplies without giving a lien so much the belter. But repeal the hav? ana there are thousands of poof white people who, instead of being at the mercy of the merchants as under thc lien system, would be at the mercy of the few land-owners who might be able to furnish supplies for such ten? ants as they might need. Repeal the iieo law now and there are thousands of land-owners who would not be able to obtain supplies with which to cultivate their own lands, for it must he remembered that the homestead act renders a small farra valueless as a ba?is of credit. If a man is compelled to mortgage his farm to obtain supplies he is no better off, than if he gave a lien, but rather he is worse off. inasmuch as the cost of recording a mortgage is greater than that of i lien. While, there? fore, we cannot see how, under the circum? stances, it would be practicable to do away with the lien law during the coming year, yet we thiuk there are some modifications that might be made and which would work advantageously to ali concerned- We would have it modified, so as to cover only actual necessaries-corn, bacon and hay. Flouracd molasses, perhat s, should also be included. Whatever else the merchant might sell the cropper, let him uuderstand that he takes the risk without security. In this way the supply bills would be considerably lessened, for economy would become a' necessity, but all occasion for actual suffering would be re? moved. Our position then is that the con? tinuance of the lien law for at least another year is an absolute necessity, but let it be modified in the manner we have sug? gested.' The Abbeville Press and Rinner says: 'The farmers of this county owe perhaps half a million dollars on the present crop, and without that credit we would have starved and now had almost no cr.ip at all. Poor people and improvident landowners are obliged to have credit, and it is a mere waste of breath to talk about denying it to them. Stop their credit, and labor and values of every kind would be disturbed. The result would be tbaL hundred of our people would be broke, and thou-ands would be compelled to seek other homes.' The Hon. J. F. Bradley, a member of the State Senate and editor of the Pickens Sen? tinel, says : 'We urged the repeal of the law iu the Radical Legislature in 1864, and have continued to work for it ever since the Dem? ocrats came into power. We intros-reed a bill to repeal the law in 187&, but the low country farmers said their lands were heavily mortgaged and they had no other means than the lien law to make a crop, an* . 5 repeal would ruin them; so the bill wr.s . :feated. We are glad to know, however, that farm? ers have at last moved in the matter, and hope to see the law repealed at the next session of the Legislature. It has been almostasgreat a curse to this State as was the rule of the Rad? ical party.' The Abbeville Medium says : 'We may look for an effort at the next Legislature to abolish the law. The farmers are in a majority in that body and can pass any law they may desire. They will no doubt vote solidly on this question as they did ouce before. When they shall have done so they will find that this law has not been the source of all their woes and that its repeal will not he a cure-all for tbeir troubles. If the law is abolished it must be doue gradually and not at once or serious consequences will follow. A little common sense will be in place when action is taken cn this important question.' The Torpedo Fish. While ail the world nowadays k?ows of the torpedo, invented and named by Fulton, as a machine to blow up ships, comparatively few know that it takes its Dame from a tish of marvelous elec? trical properties, which was anatomized by the famous surgeon John Huuter.. The torpedo is found in the Mediterra? nean, the bay of Biscay and tho southern English and Irish waters. The ancients employed it as a therapeutic agent. It is believed to use its extraordinary pow? ers to benumb a big enemy or to cap? ture a smaller fish. It loves to lie in sand, in which it will bury itself by flap? ping its extremities, throwing the sand over its back. Tread on it then and you will be prone in a momcDt. It is sometimes sold for food in the French markets. ? Senator Beck, of Kentucky, appre? hends grave complications in the United' States Senyte in case of the death of Mr. Garfield. One side or the other must give way for re-organization, or a permanent deadlock may result. Many other contingencies may also arise to complicate the question. The Bath Paper Mills arc manufac? turing at thc rate of two hundred reams per clay. This paper can be sold at the mill three-fourths of a cent cheaper than the same grade in New York, and is pronounced an excellent article, al? though wc have not seen a sample. They are also making a new style out of common piue straw. As their facili? ties and custom increase so will the production. The style of the new en? terprise is the Barrett Manufacturing Company. -mum - - The Louisville and Nashville system will put into effect the three cent per mile rate ou November 1st. They agree to all changes and recommendations suggested by the Railroad Commission? ers. It is thought that the three-cent rate will be applied to every road be? longing to the line. It is thought that the East Tennessee and Virginia will adopt the same rate for their entire system. If so, the Alabama Commis? sioners have accomplished good work for Tennessee and Kentucky. It is not to bc wondered at that the English people are excited! over the discovery- of thc shipment fron) the United States of the infernal machines found on a vessel from the United States, and upon the whole they treat the matter in a temper of great fairness to our government. The reckless devils who arc engaged in attempts to influence the settle? ment of public allai rs ir, Great Britain by such murderous methods as these deserve no better fate than some of their kindred assassins in Russia have mel. and we are as confident as thc English press appears tobe that there is any way to discover and pun? ish them by the laws of ihe Un.Ued Stales t!?oy will not escape. The government should make every effort to put an end to thc maintenance of all societies and conspiraces as are formed with such revolting purposes as are shown by thc sending of deadly machines from our ports to I blow up people and public buildings I abroad. Of course tho difficulties to 1 be snot aro great, but nothing should ' be left undone to show tb^t we are Vn I earnest in our elVoits *o put a sior) to ! murderous Nihilism in the United1 States. A British steamer with nearly 200 pttbow? \o$i au tue vVSgt vf Africa. NEWS ITJ?-ttL?. Black river rose three feet at Potato? Ferry on Saturday night? There is a great demand at S?van" nah for ship carpenters and other me? chanics, to repair damages by the storm. Worry is said to kill more people than work ; but laziness kills more than either, and its a magnificent death .to die. Forty thousand bushels of oats and* seven thousand bales' of cotton were sold at Ninety-Six daring the past sea? son. It is asserted that twenty-five acres, on many plantations in Kershaw coun? ty, will not make more than one bale of cotton'. A firm injSpartanburg received *25, 000 pounds of bacon on Thursday last, and on Tuesday customers were told that there was not a pound left. New York State Republican Conven? tion will be held in the city of New York on thc 5th of October. Thomas C. Platt is chairman of th'e Executive Committee. The Cotton Press Association of Sa? vannah is moving in the matter of hav? ing seven iron bands put on each bale of " Cotton wheo it is pressed, instead of six, as heretofore. Santa Cruz-, Cal., has passed an or? dinance making rt a misdemeanor i?' sell or give a cigarette, cigar, mr any tobacco, to ?ny person under sixteen ?-ears of age. A census report gives Virginia - J05' counties, Texas 151, Georgia 137, Ken? tucky 117, Missouri 115, and Illinois 102. No other states have more than 100, Iowa falling one below that num? ber. The Secretary of the Treasury decid? ed that there is no law authorizing the redemption of any U. S. coins on ac? count of their being mutilated. Such! coins will have to bc purchased by the U. S. mints. The tatest scientific sensation is the discovery that ice can *bc heated con? siderably above the boiling point with? out being melted. Red hot ice is even more startling than even* a black swan . or an honest pasha. Hon. B. H. Hill, of Georgia-, it is stated, looks remarkably well since his return home from Philadelphia.- His" Tongue seems to be about well. He " has gained fifteen pounds, and docs tot apprehend any farther trouble ffo?' epitheliama. Dr. J. B. Mack, traveling io tre interest of the Presbyterian Theologi- - cal Seminary at Columbia, recieved four hundred dollars subscription to the cn-4 dowment fund ?.f that institution from thc congregation at Manning and ex? pects to increase the amount to fivo hundred. There are confined in the Chester county jail sixteen prisoners, thirteen of whom arc awaiting trial at the next term of the Circuit Court. This is the largest number of prisoners in jail at Chester at any one time for the last two years. Since the first of August the-e have been thirty-seven commitments. The Aiken Journal and Review says: Capt. C. R. Paul, of thc 18th U. S. lufantry, is not? in Aiken. The Cap? tain married a daughter of that Chris? tian soldier and gentleman, Gen. Rains, and has many warm friends and admir? ers in this town. His regiment is sta? tioned at Fort Asinaboine, Montana, aud he goes next month to join them. I The New York canals are doing a [ losing business on account of the rail-' I road war, and of the surplus of $300, i 000 with which thc year was commenc I ed, ?100,000 has already been expend 1 cd. The diversion of grain by way of the Mississippi has already depreciated canal tolls. The advisability of restor? ing west bound freight tolls is being seriously considered by the canal au? thorities. During the last few weeks many riot? ous demonstrations against the Jews have taken place in thc small cities of Pomerania and west Prussia, where houses have been demolished and Jew families persecuted by the mob. Tho government has now taken the necessa? ry measures for protecting the Jews there, but a strong hatred against the Semitic race seems to pervade the whole population. In Kingston on-thc-Htfdson is a low, long stone house with a white cornice, on which is this inscription : "Senate of thc State of New York, 1775." Up? on a sign over one of thc side doors is this: * 'Col. Wessel Ten Brook, born at West Philadelphia 1635, erected this stone house about 1686, wherein the Senate of the State of New York war held in thc year of the adoption of i' first constitution, 1777, continuing hf . until the barning of Kingston, * > h 16, 1777." . Gen. Gordon didn't resign froi A ..; Senate for nothing, says the Ne- ?? Observer. He, together wit?rv- J&g? Gordon and Mc, AY. S. Gor don, ???A Gov. Colquitr, dotermined ta biild a road from Atf.auta to the Mississippi. They got appropriation from three counties r , Mississippi, a*l aggrega- . m)S 0,000, also contracts for land grants for 100,000 acres of land delir-' ?rabk wb'-n the road should be built, and several railroad charters. Arm-id with these they began to or ganize. the Georgia Pacific Railroad. Company, and Senator Barnum andi. . otb er wealthy men took ali the stocks Tiicy then consolidated with the BaVc-i ~ . mond and Danville Railroad Com.rj;:^L* as far as that line is concerned ; if' 5 the terms being that the cor c0?C / building should bc let to tho -tract for aud Danville Extension Co '.iPc&??0??l[ it is said has a capital of ^W^Sf??S hold by the Richmond '0^0^000^ Railroad people, and " f*0^ ^anvill? and Colquitt, who - MT. tte Gv,rdo?s stock in that cy ?*n ?1.0?0,00? %f ervthing is ^Dsioa company r^r W -ald' the contracts SlW^j t?? ?c Nehmend and D^JfflJ^* ?n* V^Pany arc afc work % *xtCM*? <-olquitt also arc to own 4*?^8? stock in thc Gcorm ?j?'0(*.M of K^the thing rv MroM* quittwill^J^ t 0C CoJ* western term^^?^ ? ?rca.ni* The will connect with the Texas P, ?? r?ad Iron Mountain. nc?,?c and ? - = .-rs