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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
OUR COLORED FIREMEN.
GRAND PARADE OF TUE H ANO EX
Assembling on tbe citadel Green
Huge Procession-Tbe Companies tr
Linc-On ?he March and tn the Con
test-Who Won-Distribution of the
The second annual parade and contest ol the
hand engines o? the Charleston Fire Depart?
ment took place yesterday under the auspices
of the Firemen's Union. The morning was
calm and clear, and not u cloud intercepted the
ardent rays of the sun. The weather was
pronounced delicious, and at an early hour the
colored people of all ages and both sexes were
moving along the streets. The firemen Jump
ed into their uniforms betimes, and assem?
bled at their various engine-houses with an
alacrity that was very commendable. Boon
the sounds of martial music.could be heard lu
every direction as the several companies took
up the line of march for the rendezvous, the
companies, their followers and friends con?
verging into a dense concourse, which closed
np in a semi-circle around the entrance to the
Citadel Green. Through this tho firemen
marched, the outsiders being kept back by a
strong guard at the several gates. This gave
the companies the Green to themselves and
assisted materially In lessening the confusion
usually attendant upon
FORM INO THE PROCESSION.
The companies seemed to know their places
end flied in, forming three sides of a large hol?
low square on the eastern half of the Green
Little or no changing was necessary, and,
under the directions of the chief and assistant
chiefs o? the department, the column was rea
dy to move at nine o'clock. At this hour the
several bands struck up, and the line moved
out o? the Green to and down King street, in
the following order:
THE VIGILANT BAND,
from Columbia, fourteen pieces. The muslcl
ans were dressed in dark blue, with white
spring caps, and played with correctness and
CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, I
Hr. M. JJ. Nathan; Clerk, B. M. Strobe!; and i
Assistant Chiefs C. P. Almar and F. L. O'Neill, t
in uniform, preceded by the United States s
Mr. Gilbert Pillsbury, Dr B. A. Bosemon, i
Colonel M. B. Delany, and Captains B. B. Art- i
soo and J. D. Price, in citizens' dress, with ?
blue ribbon badges. j
THE OFFICERS OF THE FIREMEN'S ONION, ]
as follows: Thomas S. Dennison, chairman; ,
John R. Campbell, first vice-chairman; Pari3 ?
8. Attlee, second vice-chairman; H. Bol den
Pickenpack, clerk; Arthur B. Mitchell, treas- <
urer; Charles G. Tolley, Daniel L. Brown, (
Nathan 8. Robinson and William T. Elie. ]
These officers, excepting the clerk, are preal- <
dents of the various hand engine companies, ?
und their rich and varied uniforms made a 1
line appearance. t
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. (
A. McCoy, chairman; James F. Harrison, ?
George Spann, Henry Feavers, F. Drayton, j
Francia Bonneau, Daniel F. F?rst, Wm. Bobin- 1
son, Daniel L. Ferrite, Philip Betterson, Chas. (
S. Miller, John Bentham, Benj. F. Fuller, 1
Stephen P. Dear., Thomas Osborne. The ]
committee ls composed of two members from r
each company, and they deserve credit for the 1
manner In which they affected their arrange
UNITED FIRE COMPANY,
with seventy-five me i inline out of ninety
five oo the roll, lo uniform consisting of red
flannel shirts, with blue cuffs and breasts, ?,
black pants, and regular firemen's hat, faced j,
with scrolls. The engine, built by Hunneman
St Co., of Boston, Mass., 1850, was dressed
with green wreaths and white flowers, and
covered with the emblems o? mourning. The I ?
officers are: A. B. Mitchell, president; Francis | j
Bonneau, vice-president; B. F. Smalls, secre?
tary; George Bussell, treasurer; W. H. Smalls, I j
first director; E. P. N. Martin, second director; |,
A. Bryan, third director; N.P. Kinlock, fourth
.director; J. Snipes, G. Spann, West Robinson,
McP. Wheatans, ax men; Frank Patterson, en-1 j
THE HESTON FIRE COMPANY,
of Georgetown, with Atty moo, lo uniform of
red flannel coats, faced and trimmed with
blue, dark panta and light leather caps. The 1 1
company dragged their machine, which was | (
In floe order, and neatly decked with flowers
and wreaths Bet lo moss oaooples. The eng! ne 11
ie that which formerly belonged tc the Vi gl- f
lant Steam Fire Engine Company, of this city. 1
The officers of the H estons are military and
otherwise, as follows: Dave Wilson, president; 11
William Jones, captain; Pompey Smalls, lieu,
tenant; Gibson --, secretar;; James Le
sesne, treasurer; William Be war, president of
hose-reel; John Allston, c?ptalo of hose-reel
ASHLEY FIRE COMPANY,
sixty-two men io Hoe out ot sixty-eight 00 the
roll, uniformed in dark coats o? a bluish gray, 11
faced with yellow buff and trimmed with yel-1i
low cord, and black star OD collar, dark pants
and regular flrecnr.'a hat. The engine, built
by Hunneman, In 1850, was decked with a pro?
fusion o? roses, (io., with a canopy 00 the top,
surmounted by an imitation of an eagle io
evergreen. The officers are: Thomas S,
Dennison, president; James Ferguson, vice
president; James M. Mathews, secretary; Le-11
ander Gibbes, treasurer; James Bruce, first 11
director; Wm. G. Stoney, second director;
Beni Martin, third director; Jas. F. Harrison, |,
fourth director; Paul Brown, engineer; L. 8.
Dennison, Geo. 0. Webb, ax men.
COMET BTAR FIRE COMPANY,
with ODO hundred and thirty-five meo in line
ont of one hundred and forty-four on the roll
Their uollorm consists of a white flannel coat,
with blue facings and trimmings, and a red
star oo the collar, black pants and a white
fireman's hat. This company was the largest
in the line, nod io their handsome uoitorms
made a spleodld show. The engine, built by
Hunneman & Co., of Boston, 1850, was decked
with wreaths o? evergreen and white flowers,
the brakes being all bound up lo black and
white cloth, in memory of a deceased mem?
ber. The officers are: John R. Campbell,
president; W. C. Rivers, vice-president; Geo.
W. Eelser, secretary; H. R. Hamilton, treasu?
rer; Wm. Robinson, first director; D. F. Fer?
rett*, second director; D. Smith, third direct?
or; D. Labate, fourth director; J. Williams,
-Gadsden, R. La nue, A. Wilkerson, ax men ;
J. J. Young, engineer; E. B. Seabrook, solici?
THE PRUDENCE FIRE COMPANY,
with eighty meo lu line, out of ninety-nine on
the roll, io uniform consisting ot white flan?
nel shirts with red faclogs and sleeves and
trimmed with blue, black pants and regular
hats. The engine, built by Hunneman & Co.,
of Boston, 1850, with Blx and a half inch
ppmp and five Inch stroke, was neatly decorat?
ed with moss and flowers, forming two bow?
ers on each side of the machine. In these
were a little boy and girl dressed In whll
Officers-Daniel L. Brown, president ;
Feavers, vice-president; T. W. G'bson, seci
tary; J. Royall, treasurer; S. P. Dean, fli
director; E. Mood, second director ; E.
Smith, third director; G. Singleton, lour
director; T. Price, H. Taylor, J. Heyward,
Singleton, axmen; John Singleton, engine?
CAPE FEAR STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY,
of Wilmington, N. C., preceded by their bal
of nine pieces. The company could not brit
on its engine, which is the property of ll
City of Wilmington, and could not be spare
but paraded with the handsome steamer
the Comet Star Fire Company. The macbii
boasted but few floral decorations, but tl
burnished surface of Hs metal shone bril lian
ly In the sun, and it needed no other orn
ment. The company paraded about fifty me
uniformed In blue flannel shins, trimme
with red and witb red bosoms, dark blt
cloth hats with leather lacings and blot
panis. The officers are: Jas. Ri ch ard so:
foreman; Robt. Johnson, assistant fore m ai
Owen Dove, treasurer; Marshall Golpher Willi
secretary; Wm. Hill, chief engineer.
NIAGARA FIRE COMPANY,
with sixty-three men In line, out of seventy
two on thVroll, uniformed in dark blue shirt!
faced with red, black pants and fireman's ha
The engine, built by t?unneman & Co., <
Boston, 1850, six and a hali Inch cylinder an
sixteen inch stroke, was handsomely dec?
rated with wreaths and flowers, and bore alo
u beautilul pyramid of roses and flowers,
special mark of lavor from admirers of th
company. The officers are: Charles G. Tollj
president;-Nell, vice-president; J. H. Ho
loway, secretary; J. H. Gadsden, treasurer
D. Lewis, first director; W. G. Lawton, se
cond director; E. C. Tucker, third dlrectoi
W*. P. Cole, fourth director; J. H. Mlnott, H
Cram, ax mon.
UNION STAR FIRE COMPANY,
preceded by the Pncenlx Brass Band, of tet
pieces. The company paraded one hundret
and fifteen men, out of one hundred and tor
ty-five on the roll, in their uniforms, consist
lng of a red shirt, faced with white buttons
[three rows,)'on blue lines, black pants ant
Iremen's har. The engine, built by E. Ag
lew, 1856, was resplendent with artificial anc
iatural flowers, set off by evergreens, wreath!
md little flags. The officers are: N. b. Robin
ion, president; Wm. E. Elliott., vice-president
L G. Brown, secretary; Jas. Michel, treasu
?rer; Isaac Wilson, first director; W. H. Ham
lion, second director; Campbell Simmons,
bird director; April Premo, fourth director:
3. C. McPherson, captain of hose-reel; R. L.
Edwards, hallkeeper; Tho?. Monroe, engl
leer; Henry Hayne, Louis Brown, Daniel Tur?
pin, Richard Beckett, nxmen; M. Caulfield,
lol iel tor.
THE VIGILANT FIRE ENGINE COMPANY,
if Columbia, with forty-five men in line,
Iressed in blue shirts with red coils and col?
ara, light leather hats and black panis. The
mgine (the old Charleston) was neatly polish
id and decked with flowers. Along th?
irak?s of the engine was colled a huge rat
Jesnake, which threatened all around with
>pen month and deadly fangs. The officers
ire: John Dennison, president; Thomas Car?
ier? vice-president; C. Delownds, secretary;
Henry Kershaw, recording secretary ; D.
Gadsden, treasurer; Samon Garner, first di?
rector; Wm. Henry, Becond director; Wash
Powe, third director; Isaac Howell, fourth di?
rector; Mexico Davis and Charles Deem, ax?
THE PROMPTITUDE FIRE COMPANY
Drought np the rear with a fine show o? one
hundred and five men In line out of one hun?
dred and twenty-two on the roll. The men
.vere u sturdy looking set, In gray coats trim?
med and faced with red, black pants and fire?
men's hat. The engine, built by Button &
Blake, Waterford. N. Y., in 1858, eight loch
cylinder, four and a half to seven inch stroke,
?vas gally decked with wreaths and ever?
greens, set off by numerous little flags flutter?
ing in the breezi?. The officers are: P. S.
Allies, president; M. E. Brown, vice-president;
EL W. Brown, secretary; J. S. Lazerus, assist?
ant secretary; F. L. Rbames, treasurer; T.
rVrlght, first director; B. F. Fuller, second di?
rector; N. Geddes, third director; H. Feavers,
.otirth director; E. Allen,' J. C. Capers, W.
aannigault and J. W. Griffin, axmen; W. H.
As the procession left the Green lt was swal?
lowed up In a vortex of colored spectators
which moved off ahead of lt, and swarmed
ilong the sidewalks, keeping time to the
music, and at times saluting and cheering
mme engine or friend In the red-coated and
thined line. In this manner the procession
moved down King to Hasel and through to
Meeting, down Meeting to Market and through
;o State street, (East Bay being at present too
much occupied with the Enterprise Railroad;)
lown State to Broad, and thence past the City
Sall, where the Une was reviewed by the
Mayor and Aldermen. The procession then
Sept on down Broad street to Logan, where lt
:ountermached, and the engines chose the
most convenient spot to await their turn of
were all complete. At the corner ot Logan
ind Broad, the stuning point, had oeen erect
sd a lofty gallows, from the arm of which
fangled a large black and white ball. Further
np Broad street, above King, was a large
stand for the Judges, and a lotty pole with a
swinging board, upon which the time was to
De marked. On either side ot the street along
the whole run were countless booths and Im?
promptu restaurants, where beer, peanuts,
soda, cakes, &c, were dispensed for a con?
sideration, and to which the firemen were In?
vited and welcomed by huge signs. Along
the sidewalks the throngs were dense and In?
numerable, and little darkeys speeding hither
and thither across the forbidden lines, kept
committees and policemen la a state of frantic
excitement. As the running began, the sun
had reached the meridian, and shot down his
vertical rays with a power and Intensity.fKhich
were heightened by the closeness of the street
and the heated stones and shadeless ruins ol
the burnt district. The panting crowd bore lt,
however, with an equanimity that was most
surprising, and the only perceptible effect of
tbe beat was to heighten temporarily the con?
sumption of sassafras beer and soda water.
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
for the exercises were aa follows :
lat Engines to run on time three hundred
yards, reel off fifty teet of hose, and play Atty
leet of water. As soon as the distance ls
reached the JudgeB shall cali time; the well at
the northeast corner of Broad and King
streets shall be used for the purpose. Those
alone on the engine shall handle the reel after
reaching the ground for exercise and uncover
2d. No member of hose reel shall assist in
working the engine. Engine nod hose reel
will start together; unreelkg of hose to com?
mence when the reel reaches the well.
3d. There shall be no restriction as to the
number of men pulling on the hose red.
Reels to carry three hundred feet of hose.
4tn. Ten men shall be allowed to the thou?
sand pounds weight ol engine.
5th. At the waving of the red flag, engine
I and reel shall take their respective positions;
at the dropping of the ball, tbey start.
fit h. Should there beatie between two or
more engines, the run shall be made over. In
case, however, of an accident happening to
the engine before the trial comes off, the
Judges are empowered to change its turn, so
that the run is not altogether lost.
7th. After the run and play, each engine will
be allowed five minutes to retire from the
well; no person beyond the Judges shall be al?
lowed to call time.
?St h. Companies must not have any hose on
the ground when the reel crosses the line;
the hose..properly adjusted on the reel, must
be supporteil Independently by the same.
began at a little after twelve o'clock and lasted
until the shades of evening had commenced
to lall, the crowd momentarily Increasing and
the enthusiasm at times reaching fever height,
but with all the noisy demonstrativeness that
characterized the crowd there was but lew
manifestations ol ill temper, and no quarrel-1
ling or other disorderly conduct occurred.
Most of the engines made very good time on
the run, and two of them, the Ashley and
Union Star, tied at one minute and thirty sec?
onds. According to the rules these engines
were required io repeat the contest, which re?
sulted lu the Union Star again making one
minute and thirty seconds, and fie Ashley
coming in in one minute and thirty-four sec?
onds. Several o? the companies were ruled
ont of the contest for getting off ol the ground,
not because of their slow time, but because
their hose was not completely wound upon
the reel when they passed the ropes. The
distance playing began after tho contest for
speed was terminated, but was Interrupted
after the United, Heston, Ashley and Comet
had played, on account of the lateness of the
hour, anti no prlzea were announced.
is shown by the following table, in which the
first column gives the weight of the engines;
the second the number of men allowed; the
third the lime made by each company In run?
ning the three hundred yards, and throwing
Atty feet of water, and the iourth the time oc?
cupied In getting off the ground:
C mipanles. ("Weight. I Men | rime, i Leaving.
27 I LaS
25 I 1 39
will be presented by the Firemen's Union at
au early day, and have been awarded as fol?
First prize, consisting of a richly chased sil?
ver pitcher, walter and goblets, for the best
time, to tbe Union Star.
Second prize, silver castor, with bell attach?
ments, for the second best time, to the Comet
Prize for best time In leaving the ground,
silver goblet, to the Niagara.
Visitors' prize, consisting of pitcher, waiter
and goblets, similar to those constituting the
first prize, but not chased, for the best lime
made by a visiting company, to the Heston, of
FREAKS OF THE FIRE FIEND.
Nsw YORK, May 20.
A varnish fr dory at Hunter's Point. Long
Island, op-- site this city, was burned to-day,
and three men were hurt. Loss $100,000.
PHILADELPHIA, May 20.
The walls of Jaynes's building, which was
destroyed by fire yesterday, fell to-day, kill?
ing three men and wounding others. The
losses by the fire amount to half a million.
Som? of them are as follows: Wm. W. Hard?
ing, $70,000; H. Lelseurtng, printer, $120,000;
publishers Episcopal Register, $70,000; Na?
tional Raliway Publishing Company, $15,000.
Other publishing companies lose smuller
A DISASTROUS PHENOMENON.
CHICAGO, May 20.
A huge water spout, attended by a terrific
rain storm, passed over Iowa and Dakotah
yesterday. Tue column of water was lrem
eight to thirty feet high, continually revolving
and whirling onward with terribie velocity.
Il appeared to avoid habitations, and no
hu mau lives were lost, but many cattle were
destroyed, and the crops were extensively
THE SPANISH FIASCO.
MADRID, May 20.
There ls a growing Irritation between
France and Spain on account of the treatment
by France of Carlists fleeing across the border.
Tnere have been more conflicts wlih Carlista
In the disaffect ed provinces of Spain, with the
result invariably lu favor ot the government.'.
Urtvarl, an Insurgent leader, is dead, and the
Carlists are surrendering in large numbers.
THE METHODIST SCANDAL.
NEW YORK, May 20.
In the Methodist Genera. Conference io-day,
in alluding to the Book Concern, Dr. La?aban
said mat J. F. Porter, who used to purcnase
paper for the concern, was a penitentiary con?
vict, and that ihe whole concern, editors, sec?
retarles and agents, were concerned in oil
speculations, to the damage of the church.
There were loud interruptions and cries ol or?
der, and counter cries of hear ihe doctor out.
The committee on education presented a re?
port which, after referring to assaults of Ho?
rnau ls ts on the common schools, concludes
with resolutions to oppose to the utmost the
exclusion of the Bible from public schools.
Alter some discussion the report was referred.
THE WEATHER THIS DA P.
WASHINGTON, May 20.
The barometer will continue rising from the
Lakes lo the Eastern and Middle Stales coast.
Clear and pleasant weather will prevail over
the New England, Middle and Souih Atlantic
States on Tuesday, with northerly to westerlv
winds. Partially cloudy weather over the
Gulf States, with southerly winds. Cloudy
weather, with probable areas of rain, irom
the Ohio Valley northwestward. Brisk north?
westerly winds for th? Lower Lakes to-night,
but daugeroua ones are not anticipated.
Yesterday's Weather Me ports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. JUL,
Mem tri ls, Tenn.
NOTE.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will bc posted In the rooms or the
Chamber or commerce'-at 10 o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy or the Chamber) be examined kby ship
masters at any time doting the day.
WILL THE BALTIMORE CONTENTION
GIVE HIM ITS SUPPORT?
What the Nation Thinks Now.
After taking a week to consider the varions
changes In public sentiment, the New York
Nation, which ls always quoted as good au?
thority, comes to the tallowing conclusion In
Its number of the 16th May :
It is almost i ra poss lol ? to form as yet an
??ea of much value as to the political prospect,
but lt ls pretty certain that Greely has gained
steadily during the week-that much of the
ludicrousness of his nomination has worn off, '
and that the feeling in favor of his adoption at
Baltimore grows apace among the Democrats.
To lact, the Southern Democrats have been la?
boring Incessantly, and with considerable suc?
cess, ever since the convention, to create an
opinion favorable to him, which by th* 9th of
July would be strong enough to make bis
adoption seem a necessity. Tne unknown ele?
ment In toe problem Is the extent to which
the Democratic Convention can command the
allegiance of the raak and Mle when the ticket
Is no longer resillar. The calculation ot the
best judges Is tbat iwenty-flve per cent, at
least will wander off and follow their own
sweet wills when the chiefs give up the
game, and of these ol course the great
mass would go for Grant. Mr. Vborhees, of
Indiana, who ls, il anybody ls, in good and
regular standing In the Democratic church,
has declared his sentiments on the subject of
Greeley in a speech-wnlch was what the re
porters call ''excoriating," and doubtless was
a very good statement of the reas ms which
will operate most powerfully against Greeley
ut the convention. It waa the more siguld
canr, aa lt t ok the form of a comparison be?
tween Greeley and Grant irom the Democratic
point of view, and the result was altogether
in favor ol Grant-Greeley having to bear the
burden ol the Ku-Klux law and the election
law, to say nothing of His abuse of ihe Demo?
crats Irom time immemorial. Against his
balling Jeff Davis, Graut has lo show his pre?
venting'the urrestof Lee, Johnston, and oilier
Southern leaders after the surrender, and he
has advocated amnesty If not as often as Gree?
ley, as much In proportion to his means.
But all the indications we meet with go to
show that Democrats of the Vborhees way ot
IhioKiog are in a minority, and that -Greeley
will be nominated and heavily supported by
Signs and Portents.
[From the New York Journal of Commerce.]
The Greeley papers extract much comfort
Irom three receut occurrences. They are
these: His distinct Indorsement by the Ten?
nessee Democratic Convention, the re-elec?
tion of Senator Ferry In Connecticut by a
Democratic and Liberal Republican coalition,
and the ratification ol trie Cincinnati platform,
albeit minns any mention of the candidates by
the Democratic Convention of this State. Two
allusions in the resolutions of the latter body
are interpreted without much straining to
read In approval of the Cincinnati candi?
dates as well. Such are the expressions
"ready to co-ope ate with those, what?
ever their previous j>arty affiliations, who
favor limiti-d and localized government."
Ac, and instructing the delegates to Bul
tl more "to take the course best calculated to
secure tho triumph of these principles, and
the selection ot' any candidates representing
them who shall meet the approval of the De?
mocracy In national convention assembled."
As Greeley is undoubtedly a true exponent of
the Cincinnati piuttorm, his friends may fairly
claim that thc Rochester Convention had him
In their mind though not on their tongues.
Thet-e three events are certainly significant.
How much so may be seen by supp ling that
eontrary courses had been taken in Tennes?
see, Connecticut and at Rochester. If the
Tennessee Democracy had demanded the
nomination of Blra'gnt party men at Bril?
more; If the Democrats and Liberal Republi?
cans had not united on one m in In Connecti?
cut, and If the New York Convention had
put up a single barrier, as they have
not, against a union of Democratic btrength
with Reform Republicanism-such action
would have been properly construed
to Indicate Democratic policy in the Pres?
idential campaign. Looking at things as we
find them, we must admit that the Greeley
movement promises to h?ve a strength at
Baltimore not to be despised. But between
that promise and the fulfilment of any expec?
tations that Greeley will be nominated lhere,
lt ls a long way. For, while one Democratic
Stale Convention has already backed him, and
another one as good as done so, and the feasi?
bility of coalition between ail parties opposed
lo Graut has been proved on the small scale of
Connecticut, and while also a great many
Democratic papers In the West and South are
working hard for him. the vost majority of
the Democracy have not yet hud time to think
the matter over fully In all Its relations, or
any opportuuliy to speak. It ls a momentous
question-this of a puny which knows Itself to
oe numerically greut, surrendering Hs power
and principles into the keeping of a man who
has been its life long loe, and who is support?
ed by a traction of tue old Republican party,
which has not demonstrated Us strength on
Hf-, sumner's Views-Ile Consider* the
Cincinnati Platform Able a.->d States?
manlike-He Believes In Greeley.
[Correspondence of the New York Tribune.]
WASHINGTON, May ic.
A gentleman who attenued the Cincinnati
Convention, and who had a very tree conver?
sation with Senator 8umner to day, reports
the substance ol the interview as follows: The
senator asked about the personnel of the con?
vention, and said that he hud heard mat it was
a gathering of original Republicans, remarka?
ble for its high character. He spoke par?
ticularly of the tat iff plank adopted by the
convention. That resolution, he said, was the
most honest expression on the subject thal
has ever been made by any convention since
be entered public life. It relegates the
whole question to the people In Congress
districts, where lt can only be properly con?
sidered during tho canvass. This course ?he |
believed to be much more direct and manly
than the old custom of declaring for a "Judi?
cious tariff." "a tariff thar, will not burden tho
people," -'an exact lailff," and as has been the
custom of previous conventions. On lue Cin?
cinnati platform there can be no prevarica?
ting, no persuading the people of Pennsylva?
nia that the Republican patty !s in favor of
Protection, and those of the South that it is a
Free Trade party In other respects, the Cin?
cinnati platform seemed to bim an able and
statesmanlike series ol resolutions. Mr. Sum
ner declined to dehne hrrasell as to his future
course, but said that If the campaign, as now
seemed likely, resolved ltsed imo a personal
one between the big letter G and the
little letter G, with no question ot party
principle, the Hal? G would be hlhsed
out ol' sight. Horace Greeley, he Bald, ls
a kindiy, true, and Liberal mau; he will make
a President who has deserved the office by a
long and national cour-e of philanthropy and
consideration for alt classes ol me people. A
more unselfish man does not live. No man
can put his hand upon any act of nepotism or
present taking, or any line of conduct that has
been dictated by a mercenary motive. Gene?
ral Grant has been little erne than pprsonal
and eeliish in his government. Mr. Greeley
ls well acquainted with all the issues before
the country; his magnetic kindne-s has done
as much for fraternity and peace between the
different sections of the country as his vigo?
rous and hearty advocacy ot an Improved civil?
ization had previously toned up the public
conscience. He had no fears of Mr. Greeley
as President. As to his own position, Mr.
Sumner said that he has been always neutral.
If the contest ls a personal one,and nota
party one, so that there can be no charge ot
disloyalty to party against those who, support
the Cincinnati movement, he hod no doubt as
to the result.
John Mitchel's Views.'
(From the Irish Citizen.]
On the whole, weare wldlog to risk the four
years with Mr. Greeley. He lias opinions, lt
some of them be crotchets, yet they are his
own; he has large sympathies, as wide as the
continent, and would certainly seek to promote
a system und policy ot justice and lair play. It
ls said ttiat he Is a mau too apt to tolerate wild
theorists and even imposture, and to place
himseli to a great extent in their hands; Im?
postors with lofty brows and long-flowing locks
and eyes In Hue frenzy rolling, who cultivate
these picture.-que traits to make the good mun
believe in their genuine enthusiasm. Well,
the editor's sphere, and his Instrument, were
somewhat different from those of the Presi?
dent. Mr. Greeley in the White House would
feel a different kind of responsibilities upon
bim, and would necessarily gather a different
sort of men about him Irom Mr. Greeley in the
Tribune office; and the long-haired men com?
ing In there, lt they pretended.to any concern
with pnblic business, would probably have to
get their hair cut, and even to wash their
faces. At any rate the contrast between this
keen, Intellectual Greeley and the "lubben
fiend" Grant ls so striking and so pleasing,
that if the country cannot give us a real Demo?
cratic President-and it cannot-then we call
for Greeley with all our might. - :
THE TREATY S VRREXDER.
Excitement anet Indignation of tiie
The sensation ol the hour at the North, Just
now, rivalling lu interest even the Presiden?
tial muddle, ls the backdown of the adminis?
tration from its claim of consequential dam?
ages against England. The effect on the New
York Herald ls truly startling. It comes bold?
ly lo the front with flags flying, drums beating
and guns levelled, and breathes out threaten?
ings and slaughter against the British Govern?
ment, the while lt soundly cudgels and
belabors our. own. The w'mle contro?
versy lt considers a hollow mockery
In view of the " humiliating know?
ledge" that while we have altogether
the best of the argument, we "weaken" be?
fore the "superior boldness" of tho English
statesmen, aud degrade ourselves by enter?
taining their "insoleut demand" for our "un?
conditional surrender." The "timidity or In?
capacity" ol our diplomatic officers receive the
sharpest scourging which the Herald thong is
capable of inflicting. "We have bad quite
enough," It says, "of weak fish, Jelly Ash and
Spanish mackerel in our diplomacy." Those
among the senators who counsel tho "Infa?
mous surrender" will also be pilloried by an
avenging public, and Beeret diplomatic nego?
tiations bave had their day. AB for the "com?
mercial fossils and charlatans" who counsel
an acceptance of (he "national disgrace," and
a consumption of humble pie ad libitum, the/
Herald bas no words lo adequately express i s
supreme disdain. Tne New York Sun gives
the drift of public sentiment on the subject In
Lhe following editorial:
TUE SUPPLEMENTAL TREATY.
The supplemental treaty for the settlement
ol the Alaoama controversy really contains
nothing but me abandonment by the Govern?
ment of the United Slates of its demand for in?
direct damages. This abandonment should
properly be the act of the President alone. He
made the demand lor th^s?) indirect damages
before the tribunal at Geneva without consult?
ing the Senate, and he has the same power lo
withdraw lt ns he had to make lt. There Is
no need for any supplemental treaty, or for
going to ihe Senate with the subject. lu
shun, tho only purpose of this supple?
mental treaty ls to relieve General Grant
Ot lhe responsibility of undoing bis own oct
and retracting his own Indecent blunder by
puttlne upon the Senate the responsibility of
advising and consenting to the retraction.
As (he demand for indirect damages was In?
setted In (he treaty without any expectation
that ll would be allowed by lhe arbitrators, or
that any money would ever be received on
account of it, and as lt ls no longer denied
that this demand was a mere piece ol' pettifog
ging buncombe, a sham and a humbug, so
this supplemental treaty, with the ceremony
of its submission to the Senate, is another
piece ot buftcombe, another sham and hum?
bug. If lhe President sees, as he virtually
confesses that he does see, that the case
which ho presented at Geneva 1B bad and un?
justifiable, why doesn't he withdraw it square?
ly and manfully, aud why does he attempt to
implicate the senate in the farce of ibis sup?
plemental treaty ?
WASHINGTON, May 20.
. In the House, a number of bills were Intro?
duced and referred, when the usual Monday's
filibustering occurred over tho civil rights
question. The tariff and tax bill passed, and
goes to the Senate. The House agreed to ihe
Senate resolution for final adjournment May
29th with applause. A resolution by Cox, au?
thorizing the President lo protest against the
cruelties to Jews In Rouminla was adopted.
The civil service bill was then taken up. It
appropriates seventeen and one half minions.
lu the Senate, the question of extending lhe
time allowing nie President to suspend ihe
haueas corpus occupied lhe entire day, and ls
" In the Seuaie Hamlin moved the expulsion
from the gallery of the reporter ol the ABS o
elated Pre.-s, who, in a card, charged senator
COD sling wit b a falsehood. Sprague objected,
and the question went over. Both Ur vi nc,
the reponer, and Conkllng, the senator, have
covered themselves with notoriety In this
controversy. Devine has the advantage In
respect to glory.
SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
-Captain BenJ. Wright, United States Navy,
-Valmaseda ls said to be growing vasily
unpopular among the Spaniards In Cuba.
-J. W. Si mouton, general agent of the As?
sociated Press, has obtained a verdict ol $5000
and costs egaluBt the Boston Times for libel.
-The National Farmers' Convention, In ses?
sion at Loulrtvlile, has elected Emil Walker
Chesney president, and J. B. Fellman, of Bal?
-The (Jeorsie Washington, from New York
for New Orleans, collided with a coal schooner,
which sank Immediately with two of the
crew. Tne Washington lowered boats and
rescued ihe rest ol the crew.
A CLERGYMAN DEPOSED.
[From the Savannah Republican.]
A circumstance has occurred in our city
which we curonlcle with infinite regret, espec?
ia ly In view of the causes wmch led to lt, and
the scandal lt ls calculated to br ng upon lite
highest aud moat sacred of hum m callings.
For Borne weeks past the character and con?
duct ot Rev. Dr. J. M. Mitchell, rector of
Christchurch, hus been severely commented
upon io urivate circles, aud a uumber of re?
spectable citizens weut so far as to charge him
wau acts wholly inconsistent with Cbrlstaiu
character and unbecoming a gentleman,
these rumors coming to the ears ol the ves.ry
of tue church, that body, wilh ihe bishop oi
the diocese, n solved to investigate them io
lhe buttom, feeling quite assured, as indeed
did ihe great body of the community, ihai they
were staudetous aud hud their urlgiu in a
spirit of ?ecklessness and persecution. They
pursued the unwelcome inquiry with both zeal
and candor.aud from all the evidence avalluble
ai the time, came to the conclusion mat the
accused rector vas Innocent of the charges
alleged against him; and sucn was the formal
public announcement of his bishop to the as?
sembled congregation. Within ine lase few
days, these Injuilous reports assumed a still
stronger form, with testimony and circum?
stances calculated to shake the confidence of
the church, and even of the persona! ?rienda of
the accused, lu bis lunocence. The Investiga?
tion was reuewed, pressed, until finally me
developments were of a character so clear aud
cogent as to remove all doubt o? his guilt. The
bishop and veairy, witnout exception, showed
this conviction, and lt was determined forth
wlih to vindicate tho church by removing the
cause ol offence. Accordingly, ou yesterday,
Rev. j; M. Mitchell was deprived of his pulpit,
and lormaliy deposed from the ministry by
order of the bishop of tbe diocese. He had left,
with his family, Hie eveuing previous, lor lhe
State of Maine, of which he ts a native. This
unhappy eveut lias created no little excite?
ment lu our commuuity, and all appear to de?
plore lu Mr. Mitchell came Co our city about
lour years ago, havlug been chosen to the rec?
torship made vacant by tue death of the la?
mented Elliott. He appeared devoted to his
work, was popular as a minister and asa man,
and io toe public eye a pure and zealous fol?
lower o? the Master.
GLIMPSES OF GOTHAM.
THE ITALIAN "LUTHER" IN NEW
What Air. Greeley la About-How He
Bears with the Born-He le Over
whelmed with Applications from
Offlce-seekers-A New Bohemian Clnb
Choosing a Name-The Defeated City
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK, May 18.
AmoDg the European notabilities In the elly
is Father Gavazzl, once Pope Plo Nino's pri?
vate chaplain, bot now the head ol the Protes?
tant Church In linly. He has been received
with a good deal of enthusiasm by tbe several
Protestant denominations here, and last Thurs?
day bad an ovation in the Brooklyn Academy
ot Music, where the representative Methodists
of the Church North are assembled In general
conferonce. Dr. Gavazzl pointed the progress
of the ''Kree Chnrcb ol Italy" In glowing col?
ors, and spoke of the Impression lt was mak?
ing in the Holy City itself. It.ls well known
that be ls in this country to raise funds to sup?
port the new movement. He ls advertised to
lecture on Tuesday to the people of New York
on the (Ecumenical C tandi, admission fifty
cents ahead. It was predicted that there
would be trouble If be attempted to speak In
New York, but he has appeared In public seve?
ral times, and there has been no evidence that
bis religious opponents bothered their heads
about him in the slightest.
On Broadway, yesterday, f passed Mr.
Greeley, who was ambling along good-natur?
edly in company with his business mentor,
Sinclair, and his political adviser, Waldo Hut?
chins. He was beaming through his specta?
cles with that happy expression so familiar to
mose who know him. The impression you
have about the "white coal" ls incorrect. I
believe it ls several years since Mr. Greeley
laid aside his old white overcoat. Yesterday
be WAS clad In a neat black swallow-tail, and
wore upon bis head a new white hat, a soft
one, and evidently the present of an admirer.
Pedestrians who knew his face and figure
turned back to look at him, but tbe great
world In general swept by apparently oblivi?
ous of the fact that the man most'talked of
to-day In the country was walking down
The candidate now divides his time between
letter writing In the rooms of the Lincoln
Club, in East Twenty-first street, and wood
chopping on his farm at Chappjqua. He has
withdrawn entirely from the editorial depart,
ment of toe Tribune, leaving Mr. Whitelaw
Beld in charge. An affliction Mr. Greeley has
borne with extraordinary patience for years ls
the visits ef bores. I bave been told many
strange stories of his Intercourse with these
people, and how he has permitted them to
talk to him by the hour without laking any
heed of their presence. During a recent so?
journ of lils at tbe house of a friend in Brook?
lyn, the host noticed that he was closeted the
entire day wit,h a stranger. When the bell for
dinner sounded Mr. Greeley descended alone.
"Why did you not bring your friend along ?"
asked the host "Friend !'' exclaimed the
philosopher, looking up with a surprised,
child like expression, ''What friend do you'
mean ?" "Tbe gentleman who was with you
all day." "0, that fellow," replied Mr. Gree?
ley, "I don't know him. I don't know what
he wanted.'' "But did he not tell you the ob?
ject ot his visit, and why he was slaying eo
long?" queried the host again. "Well," said
Mr. Greeley, meditatively, "ho was talking
about something, but I paid no attention to
him." "Why what were you doing all the
time, then ?" "Well," answered the man of
patience, with a smile, "I wrote some, read
some, and slept about two boure;" then with
sudden vivacity-"now you have spoken of lt,
I wish I did know what the fellow wanted."
Now thal he ls a candidate for pr?sident, he
is run down by the bores worse than ever.
There can be DO doubt that lie has grown cal?
lous to the Infliction for having long ago expe?
rienced tbe futility of getting angry with a
bore or kicking him out ot doors-for your
true bore ls superior to harshness-he has
learned to habituate himself lo his presence.
If that nuisance can stand an Interview, where
all the buzzing is on one side, Mr. Greeley
can. It is stated tbat since his nomination be
has received hundreds of verbal and written
applications for office, from cabinet positions
down to country postmastershlps,, and that a
majority of the applicants are Democrats,
who promise to do great things for him If he
will only pledge himself to grind their little
axes. These early birds tanoy they can se?
cure the worm by getting their appllca lons in
before their neighbors. It would grieve them
to know that Mr. Greeley tosses their imperti?
nences into his waste basket.
A number of literary men, artists and actors,
who have belonged to the famous Lotus Club,
of which Mayor Hall ls president, being dis?
satisfied with the management of tbat Institu?
tion have seceded, aud associated themselves
together In a new club having the same pur?
poses In view, to wit-"the promotion of fel?
lowship among journaliste, literary men,
artists, musicians and members of the drama?
tic profession." The members, over a hun.
dred In number, among them such well
known personages as Edwin Booth, Parke
Goodwin, of the Post; Wheeler, the dramatic
critic of the World; Carleton, the publisher;
Clews, the banker; Ward, the sculptor, and
Bristow, the composer, assembled last eve?
ning to Invent a name for the bantling. No
eouncil of malden aunts and cousins convened
for the purpose of naming a new born youngs?
ter exhibited more animation or difference of
opinion than these clubmen did In solving the
Importan problem before them.
There was a party In favor of calling the
new club ihe "Sheridan;" others preferred tbe
"Holly," or the "Palm," or the "Arts," or the
"Halcyon," or the "Attic." Wrjle the mem?
bers were involved in a sea of doubt, a letter
from Mr. Hurlbert, of the World, was read sug?
gesting the name o? the "Arcadian." It took
at once, and was unanimously adopted. Here?
after the Arcadians, which means, according
to some one, the "aristocracy of Bohemia,"
will receive their journalistic and professional
friends from other cities at their handsome
clubhouse at No. 62 Union Place.
The municipal olflce-hoiderB had a load re?
moved irom their minds this week by the veto
of the second new city charier- by Governor
Hoffman. Everything will remain as lt now
ls, therefore, until next November. There
will be no new election lor mayor, and de?
partment chiefs, aldermen and clerks will con?
tinue to be secure in their places. The Legis?
lature has adjourned, and no new charier can
arise to vex them. This ls a curious sequel
to the noisy relorm outburst of last fall.
Alter the overwhelming defeat of the Tam?
many Klug ut the polls In November, every?
body thought that the personnel of ihe city
government would be ai once revolutionized,
borne of the rlmrieaders like Tweed and Con?
nolly bave stepped out, but the machinery
otherwise continues to be substantially in the
hands of the same men against whom the
people voted so strongly at the municipal,
TBJS JfVJttiAV 1 ' Lt'JU 1,1 JlAJLSUfJ,
Official Notification from tbe Stat? Sn>
parlntendent of Education.
. v, ??
[SPECIAL TBLEOKAJ? TO THU NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, May 20.
The State superintendent of education to?
day Issued a no?ce to tbe various county
school commissioners advising them to close
tho public schools at once, inasmuch as bis
drafts for the apportionments of achoo' funds
for the counties bad been refused payment by
the State treasurer. It is certain tbat the In?
terest on State bonds will not be paid in July,
and not tm, tbe next assessment for taxes.
Bankers and brokers of this city express tbe
belief that tbe scrip coming in from tax sales
will be "' no benefit to the State creditors, as
it will all goto Eimpton in eef'emect of bis
claim. SACUDA. *
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT,
The following directory of the Health De?
partment has been prepared by Dr. George S. .
Pelzer, the City Registrar, and ls published
for the Information of the public:'
Office of Board of Health and City Registrar at
BOARD OF HEALTH.
Hon. Jota-A. Wauener, residence No. U fit.
Philip street, Mayor. Chairman.
General w. a. DeSanssure, Ward Mo. 1, resi?
dence No. 27 East Battery.
George H. Moffitt, Ward No. S, residence No. 10
Thoma? A. Hanckel, Ward No. 3, residence No.
47 Hasel street. ,
Captain Jacob Small, Ward Na 4, residence No.
Tbomas O. Dotterer, Ward No. 6, r?sidence
northeast corner Henrietta and Meeting streets.
H. B. Olney, Ward Mo. 6, residence No. 140 Coru?
Thomas 0. Eason, Ward No. 7, residence No. 78
winiam Lu Webb, Ward Na 8, residence Na87
George S. Pelzer, M. D., City Registrar, real
dence No. 48 Cannon street.
Ed Geddings, M. D., residence No. is /Merge
street. ' ,
J. P. Ch:zai. M. D., residence No. 0 Wentworth
On Hospitals and Dispensaries-Dra. Pelzer,
Geddings and CnazaL ?
On Low Lots, Drainage and Nnisances-The
Maror. Dr. Pelzer and Messrs. HanckeL Small
on Bari a Grounds, Sextons and Hearses-Dr.
Ohazal, General DeSaossore and Mr. Moffatt.
Oo Pubdc Institutions-Dr. Geddings and
M ssrs. Eason, Dotterer and Oiney.
On Epidemics, Public Hygiene and Quarantine
-Dra. Geddings, Chazal aun Pelaer.
On Accounts-Drs. Pelzer, Geddings and Oha?
are open at the upper and lower wards Guard?
houses, and citizens are requested to report all
nuisances prejudicial to the public health aa
prompt y as possible, at either ot the above named
Ma zs ck st oct,,above Queen street. Sarg?on tn
charge, J. s. Buist, M. D. Residence and office,
No. 206 Meeting street. .
Marine Department. City Hospital, Mazy ck
street. Surgeon in charge, J. S. Bu.st, M. l>. '
HEALTH DISTRICT HO. I.
Bounded on the north br centre of Calhoun
street, on the east by Cooper River, on the a -nth
by south Battery, and on the weat ny centre or
presidan in charge. Dr. Manning Simons.
Offl e and residence, Church street, above Broad,
next to tne Charles i on Library building.
HEALTH DISTRICT MO. 2.
Wes ern Division, Shlrras'Dispensary. Bounded
on the north by centre of Calhoun street, on the
east by centre of Meeting streeton the BontJiJiT>_
south na xery ana Asmuy uiver, and on the weat
by AS' ley River.
Physician in charge, Dr. Joseph Tates. Office
at Snlrra's Dispensary, Society street, between
King and steeling streets, residence Ma 14 Lib?
Tne physician in charge of this district ls re?
quired to attend at the Lower Wards Guardhouse
when called upon.
HEALTH DISTRICT KO. 8.
Bounded on the north by City Boundary, on the
east by cooper River, on the south by centre of ' -
Oainoun street, and on the west by centre of
Ph*i-ic an in charge. Dr. J. L. Ancrum. Office
and realdenco No. 10 Mary street, opposite Elisa?
The physician In charge or this district is re?
quired to attend at the Almshouse when called
upon. . *
HEALTH DISTRICT KO 4.
. Bounded on the north by City Boundary, on the
ease by centre or amita street to Cannon street,
then by centre of Cannon to Kntle-tge avenue,
then ny centre of j-n?edge avenue to Georas
street, and tneu by a Une running n the same di*
rcotion through to Olty Boundary, on the south
by centre or calhoun street, and on the west by
Physician in charge, Dr. T. Grange Simona.
Office No. 18 Ashley street, onposlte United States
A rr en al. Residence Mo. 21 Rutledge avenue, op?
posite Radcliffe, street.
The phy-klan in charge of this district ls re?
quired to attend ac the Old Felts' Home when
HEALTH DISTRICT KO. 6.
Bounded on the north by City Boundary, on the
east by centre 01 Meeting street, on the s nth by
centre or calhoun street, and on the we-t by cen- '
tre of Smith street to cannon street, then by cen?
tre or Cannon Btreet to Rutledge avenue, then by '
centre or Rottedge avenue to Grove street, then
by a Hoe running in the same direction to City .
Ph> ci clan In charge, Dr. Isaac W. AngeL Of?
fice and residence, at, Phillp. street, opposite the
The physician la charge or this district U re?
quired to attend at the Upper Wards Guardhouss
when called upon.
_ OFFICE" HOURS.
From 8 to 0 morning; from 2 to s afternoon. ' . "
All dispensary patient) who are able shall be
required to attend at the office or the heal h dis
trict lu wh ch they may realde during the above
specified office hours. The p <y?lclans In attend? -
ance ?111allard medical and surgical rele? and
medicines gratuitously to ail des rp ute sic* poor
perseas, residents or th. lr re.-pee'Ive districts
applying for troatm nt, wno mav, in their opin?
ion, bo entitled to dispensary relief.
It ls recommended tbat office patients attend
punctually at the beginning of the office honra.
Calls may be left on tne slate at any time during
tse dav at the respective offices, and at night at
the residences or the physicians In charge, Tbs
number and street must be carefully given Ul all
applications for attendance at home.
pB" PROVIDE AGAINST DANGEB,
At this season all the great lines of travel begin
to swarm with human beings intent on business
or pleasure. Are these movlog raul Hades aware
or the danger \- liten ensues from drinking differ?
ent varieties ot water and breathing atmospheres
to which their lungs are unaccustomed? Do they
realize how Important lt is to be pre armed with
an antidote that will defend their systems from
the evil coe sequen ces of such changes and from
all aliments and disturbances which arise from
the miasmas so plentifully evolved from tbe soil
at this period of the year? Such an antidote
certain in its protective operation and free from
everything objectionable in Its composition and '
flavor-has been for twenty yeare before the
world. Mo Instance can be adduced, during that
period, In which HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BIT*
TE RS has failed as an acclimating medicine, or
as a preventive of the bodily illa to which the
undefended system is liable in unhealthy locali?
A good appetite, perfect digestion, a vigor?os
condition of the nervous system, functional regu?
lan ty, and a pure and active circulation, are the
elements of health, and these signal blessings
nuy be secured and perpetuated by the use of this
powerfnl, yet harmless, vegetable tonic. Such la
ibe experience of all who have ever taken lt as a
saregaard against the diseases which debi try,
Irogul inty and a morbid condition of the solids
and fluids ef the body are anre to invite.
"VTOTICE -ALL PERSONS -HAYING
JLl Claims against the r stare of F'*"'1*".?
TIRRELL, of St. Thomas Par.sH, wfflpTSSMtWe
same properly attested, and thoe' indebted wm
yTiiesars. Mo Loy A Rice,
mays-w3 corner King and Hasel streets.