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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2241. CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MOANING, MARCH 20, 1873? EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR..
TSE FANCY AND IMAGINATION OF
TME GREAT POET.
The Third Lecture by Professor Mlles
Shakespeare and Aristophanes.
The third ol the series of Shakespearian lec?
tures, by Prof. J. W. Miles, was delivered last
evening, at the Confederate Home, before a
larger audience than has been in attendance
^ on either of the previous occasions. The sub?
ject of tbe lecture was "The Imagination and
FafTcy of Shakespeare," and the lecturer car?
ried his audience at once to fairy land by tho
relation of an anecdote ot the late W. Gilmore
Simms. He said that Jost after the publication
of "Atalanta," Simms was complimented upon
the work by a well-known English critic, who
observed, however, at the end ol his commen?
dation, "But, really, you know, nobody nowa?
days believes In gnomes and sprites and fair?
ies." Slmms'had.'replled that he had not sup?
posed any one would understand him as insist?
ing upon the prosaic, physical existence ot'fair?
ies, but-the lecturer thought that a better an?
swer to such a criticism would have bee n, "slr, I
am aware that, like Coleridge, there are those
who have 'seen too many ghosts to believe In
them;' but lt you have never been admitted to
fairy laud, or have never seen a fairy, lt will,
of course, be difficult to convince you ol their
existence, and useless to argue with you." To
discuss the existence ot the lairies with such
a critic would be to attempt to get an expres?
sion of opinion from a native ol Central Africa,
who bad never seen a white man's face, as to
the relative coldness of different kinds ol snow,
the phenomena of ice formations, or tbe
comparative merits of the high and low pres?
sure steam engine. The sagacious and prac?
tical-minded native of the torrid zone would
treat the Idea of tbe existence of such things
with lofty scorn-would tell you and prove to
you, by weighty arguments, that there was no
use for those things, nebody needed them,
nobody bad ever heard of them, and ihere
fore^they contd not be. But for all that, steam
engines and even broadcloth do exist, and
gnomes and sprites and fairies, despite the
objections of the senelbte Englishman, will
only be extinct when Shakespeare's magic
realm shall be drowned In oblivion. The lec?
turer well remembered one weird, romani lc
spot, near Simms's borne, where he was wont
to say he had caught a fairy once, and, wan?
dering there with the author, be had
himself heard fairy whispers and seen
the leaves and flowers shaken with their
merry antics, although their coyness lu this
u Hilar?an, cynical age ls such that now-a-days
they render themselves at all limes invisible.
Even In the Elizabethan age, as Bishop Cor?
bett had related, they were becoming timid,
and it was Shakespeare who first induced
them lu the Midsummer.N.gm's Dream to lake
a leading part lu tbe movement ol a drama.
Tbe plot and machinery ot this play were
wholly original, for though it bas been used
since, In Lilli's "Mold's Metamorphosis," and
other pieces, it had never been known before.
Written probably lu 1592. and In tba earlier
period of Shakespeare's genius, lt impresses
us more as a poetical than a dramatic com?
position. The language is sparRling, iride?
scent, yet not overcharged, and tb J author's
personal Idiom, first manifested In the Two
Gentlemen of Verona, ls more frequent here.
The play of tbe Midsummer Night's Dream
exhibited tbree compositions blended and
interwoven into one. There was a genteel
comedy, a lairy romance, and a comic inter?
lude. Tbe late ol the lovers, Helena and De?
metri us, Hermia and Lysander, was compara?
tively unimportant except as lt served to carry
along tba plot ot the comedy which revolved
aboBt the nuptials of Theseus and Hyppollta.
Tbe metamorphoses of the lovers by the mis?
chievous pranks of Puck, were graphically des?
cribed by the lecturer, who showed with what
consummate art a hazy, dream-like effect was
cast over the wbol9 play by this episode. It
was lo the troop ol-falrles under King Oberon
and Queen Titania that tbe rich laney of the
poet WM exblbited, and tbese shadowy and
tiny creatures, with Puck, the merry mischief
maker, were elevated to Importance In the
construction of the play by tne Influence they
exerted over the fortunes of the mortals of tbe
Tbe Tempest was written at a later period
of the poet's life, probably not earlier than 1603.
The Midsummer Night's Dream was like
mask; the Tempest contained more of the ele?
ments of a melo-drama. Bcblegel gave u 'he
latter the superiority in profound and origi?
nal characterization. Tbe Issues Involved In
the latter were of a more serious nature;
they included weighty affairs of state,
and exhibited a mighty magician using
bis art for tbe accomplishment of grand
and beneficent purposes. Ariel was a more
Important sprite than Puck. The lecturer
sketched the story ol the play, showed the
bond of gratitude which gave Prospero his
power over Ariel; described in a word the
characters of Gonzalo, ?Alonso and Caliban,
related the loves of Miranda and Ferdinand,
and mentioned (he masque of CereB, Isis and
Juno, which, he remarked, was In no way
connected with the plot. He mentioned the
tradition that the Island ot Prospero was
among the Bermuda?, which ho remarked
was a.settled article of faith among the Ber
m?dese, but he showed by the text that
wherever lt were lt could not be one of the
Bermudas. A patient critic had once
attempted, with map and compass and
an Ingenious study ot the text, to
locate tbe Island of Prospero and
had succeeded to his own satisfaction, but the
Idea ol tracing the course of Alonso's storm
tossed ship with a pair of compasses was
about as sensible as would be the attempt to
locate the lalry court in the Midsummer
Night's Dream by tbe aid ol a m ip ol Athens,
or to study Paradise Lost with the he.'p ol a
Tbe lecturer then described the difference
between fancy and imagination. They were
Intertwined like wit and ? mor, and, like
tbem, as difficult of d?fini (wi as tee effect
produced was difficult ot description. Imagi?
nation might be said to be fancy elevated by
reason. Imagination sees deeper into the
possibilities of nature, and creates Its
picture by some regular process-fancy skips
capriciously from point to point. Fancy pre?
sente the glitter of unstrung jewels, the shift?
ing coruscations of the aurora borealis-imag?
ination sorts and combines these gems of
fancy with the harmony of creative law. Mer
cullo's description of Queen Mab was a pure
piece of fancy ; Macbeth's soliloquy before the
murder a work of imagination. Puck was a
creature, an Impersonation cf fancy; tbe
character of Ariel combined with fancy, Imag?
ination. Rosalind's enumeration of the spaces
of time was an Illustration of fancy; the
moonlight scene In tbe Merchant ol Venice an
act of imagination. The masque in the Tem
pejt was a play - of fancy ; tbe soliloquy of
Lady Macbeth on the coming of Duncan a
burst of far-reaching Imagination.
Tue lecturer then turned for a comparison
with the laney and Imagination of Shakes?
peare to that displayed by Aristophanes in The
Birds. Aristophanes, he said, conveyed by
his very rylliin the senses of romping merri?
ment, festal dignity and even solemn pomp,
and In ibis be preserved always the concord
between tone aud matter. In The Birds he
gave the freest rein lo his fancy and imagina?
tion, and lt sparkled with the humor of a Joy?
ous, winged, gay-plumed creation, as enjoy?
able and as whimsical as a fairy tale. The
lecturer gave a pleasant and racy .description
of I he play, In which lt was related that In the
very beginning of all things the raven-winged
Night, daughter of Chaos, laid a wind-egg,
ont ot which the lovely Eros, with golden pin?
ions, (a bird, ol' course,) soared aloft and
thereupon gave birth to all things. In
course ot time, however, man, pre?
sumptions, teatherless biped, came to
claim dominion of ihe eartb, and the Olym?
pian deities set up their thrones in Heaven,
leaving the birds at cruel disadvantage mid?
way between the two. Then the two leading
mortals of the play, Hopegood and Agitator,
being tired of Athens, go to the domain of the
birds, prove to their King Whoop Oh the pre
emlnency of the tlrds overall other creatures,
and advise them lo collect all their scattered
powers Into one Immense State; the wondrous
elly, Cloudcuckootown, is then built above
the earth-all sorts of unbidden guests
priests, poel8, soothsayers, lawyers, syco?
phants-desire to nestle In the new State, but
are driven out and new gods are appointed,
naturally, alter the image ol birds, as those
of man bad borne a resemblance to men.
Olympus ls walled up against the old gods,
eo that the odors of sacrifice from the earth
does not reach them. This causes a commo?
tion in Olympus, ot which Hopegood gets a
hint by means of a friendly visit Irom Prome?
theus, who comes Into the eily with bis head
lo acloiultolet them know what Zeus was
doing, and lt ls greeted by Hopegood, "Oh,
dear Prom, then-." Prometheus begs him not
to speak so loud, but promUes lt he will bold
an umbrella over his bead, so that the gods
may not see him, be will tell all about it.
Hopegood accordingly extends the protection
ol the umbrella, and Prometheus tells him of
the trouble that has been caused up above by
the odors of the sacrifices made on earth not
reaching the celestial nostrils; informs him al'
so thal some of the barbarian gods are in no
small dudgeon, insisting on free trade in odors,
and tbat Zeus (Jove) is lo great anger and per
plexliy. The gods next send an embassy
composed ot the voracious Hercules, Nep?
tune, who swears by Neptune, and a Thracian
God who ls not familiar with Greek, and
speaks a mixed Jargon; they are received by
Agitator, and a diplomatic dinner is given to
Hercules, consisting of some tender and pala?
table citizens of Cloudcuckootown, who,
being accused ol treason, ure roasted for din?
ner, and Hercules is satisfied to submit to any
conditions be can get, Agitator supplants Jove
and takes Sovereignty for his bride, and the
play ends with a gorgeous train ol birds In
In drawing a comparison the lecturer said
that Aristophanes possessed an unrivalled In?
strument In the Greek tongue; yet With ail 118
advantages the Hellenic would have been less
adapted than tbe Teutonic for the display ol
Shakespeare's genius. The humor of Aristo?
phanes wus like a horse laugh-he tumbled
and gambolled lu bis tumultuous mirth
like a porpoise in the billows; but be
bad also wtitten most perfect lyrical
compositions. In The Shades, the chorus
of the initiated, which the lecturer read, re?
sembled Shakespeare, but The Birds was a
biearre composition, lawless, capable of no
classification, belonging to tbe realm ot no?
where and nothing. It contained no such
delicate creation as Ariel, no such honest
clowes as Shakespeare's. Aristophanes, in
his biting personality, respected neither man
nor God, but, like Shakespeare and all great
geniuses, ne gave the Impression al ways ot ex
United States t our?.
In the case ol J. and t. Green vs. Cyrus H.
Baldwin, receiver, and others, lt being neces?
sary to take tbe testimony of some witnesses
residing In Jackson, Miss., James M. McKee
and one of the firm ot Johnson ? Johnson, of
that place, were delegated with authority for
Court of Common Pleas.
The consideration of the case of H. Klint
worth vs. the Carolina Mutual Insurance Com?
pany was concluded, and ihe Jury retired, but
failing lo agree belore the adjournment ol the
court, they were ordered to render a sealed
verdict this morning.
In the case ol the Ladies' Memorial Asso?
ciation vs. John H. Stelnmeyer, suit for collec?
tion ol a note endorsed by the defendant, the
Judge decreed $664 07 with costs lor the
Sheriff Bowen was ordered to show cause
on the 22d instant why he should not be at?
tached lor contempt of court, in falling to
obey an order for the restitution of a Bum of
money deposited with bim by Trial Justice
McKinlay as security for the costs In a certain
The case of Mrs. C. Stackiey vs. the Andes
Insurance Company was heard up to the hour
of adjournment, and will be further consider?
ed this morning.
United States Commissioner.
J. Crawford, colored, of Beaufort County,
was bound over by Commissioner Porteous
yesterday lor trial before the United Stales
Court on a chat ge ol violating internal reve?
The commissioner also Issued a warrant lor
the arrest ol John Green, a seaman ol the
ship Florella, from Callao, now lying off the
bar. On the 8th of February, while the ship
was on the voyage hither. Green mutinied
and threatened to put a violent termination to
the existence of both captain and mate,
whereupon he was put In irons and consigned
to the hold of the vessel for the rest ol the
voyage. He will be examined this morning.
Trial, Justices' Court*.
Martha Tyall, colored, was fined two dollars
and costs, yesterday, by Trial Justice Howard,
for committing an assault and battery.
James Mitchell, colored, for beating a col?
ored womau, waa sent to Jail for thirty days.
JohnMaBon, tor being disorderly, was given
bis choice between a flne of two dollars or
spending ten days In Jail. The caaes of Hortles
Deas and Tlney dawson Deas, both Colored,
charged wltn the same offence, were referred
to a trial Justice. John Bortrum, for belDg
drunk and unable to take care of himself, was
fined two dollars. C. A. Farris, 1er being dis?
orderly, was also fined two dollars. Robt
Scott, colored, lor the same offence, was
meted the same punishment.
FRIDAY'S HANGING THE FRISTE SEN?
SATION IN NEW YORK.
Public Feeling with Governor Dix
The Last Hours of a Condo m ur il-In?
sanity of "Dictator" Train-Exposare
of Spiritualistic Imposters-Beecher
and Ty 'dall on Spiritualism-Drama?
[FROM OUB OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK, March 16.
The morbid Interest In the case of Foster,
the car book murderer, has Increased with
the announcement that Governor Dix has de?
cided to let the law take it* cours1. The in?
telligence reached the city on Friday after?
noon, and the streets word noisy with news?
boys crying lt. The Graphic got out a car?
toon representing the venerable Governor
handling a car hook, and exclaiming, "If any
man kills another with a 'mere piece ol wire,'
bang him on the spot." The "mere piece of
wire" was an allusion to the plea made by
Foster's friends that a Cir hook ts not a mur?
derous weapon within the meaning ot the
The feeling in the community over the news
was mixed. The Sun and BO ne other papers
had created considerable sympathy for the
prisoner. All the leading morning papers,
however, had sternly maintained that the
Governor had no moral right to go behind
the last decision ot the Court of Appeals. With
those persons who had been Influenced by the
appeals made In behalt of Foster there was a
sentiment of sorrowful disappointment. The
large majority of the community, however, I
think, were of the other side, and strongly
commended the Governor's firmness. Allsorts
of rumors are afloat as to the Influences which
affected his Anal decision, for lt is known that
he was first inclined toward mercy. It is as?
serted that he had conclusive evidence that
Mrs. Putnam, the murdered man's widow, re?
ceived the fifteen thousand jollars bribe, and
that Ibis turned the scale. I think well enough
of bim to believe though ina*: he was swayed
by higher motives than disgust with Foster's
The execution lakes place on Friday next,
and until that lime several hundred thousand
people in New York will be watching every
action end eagerly listening to every word
ttiat fails from tbe Hps of the condemned.
Henceforth wnlle on earth be will not be
alone tor a moment. Reporters will hover
around him day and night to secure incidents
for the papers; how Le eats his meals how he
smiles, sighs and looks sad, and how be sits and
walks and talks, how be sleeps and mutters
In bis dreams, will be faithfully described
every morning for tbe amusement of the
reading myriads. Two deputy sheriffs will
sit constantly by his side to prevent any at?
tempt at suicide, and nu til he lakes
bis place in tbe lat ai processslon at ten o'clock
on next Friday morning, with the noose
around his neck, he will be gladdened or
afflicted, as the case may be, wlib a succes?
sion of visitors belonging to the clerical, legal
and journalistic professions, by relatives and
friends, and by such of tbe curious general
public as tt e sheriff may admit to tbe corridor
lo which he sits. Even at ihe gallows foot,
tne eye of the public will glare upon him, for
In addition to the several hundred spectators,
thinly disguised as "special deputies," and the
r?pertoriai corps with their busy peocllB, who
will be lhere, the new evening illustrated
paper bas promised to have Its photographic
apparatus erected near by.
A co m ml :sion ol lunacy doctors bas been
going through "Murderers' Row" lu the Tombs
examining the prisoners confined there, with
a view of examining Into their sanity. They
have all passed the ordeal creditably In this
respect, exceot poor Georg* Francis Train,
wno is pronounced craze, wiien Tram heard
the result of lite Inquisition he was greatly
enraged, and predicted an uprising of the
American people In his behalf. Ile will pro?
bably be sent lo the Insane asylum.
An exposure of "spiritualistic quacks" ls
going on In one ot the dally newspapers. The
notorious adven islng mediums, M aus held,
Slade, Foster, Fllut and others have been
visited by a committee of Wall street brokers
and others, and their performances rigidly In?
vestigated. The conclusion reached is that
they are all clever sleight-of-hand actors, who
owe their success lo their mechanical adroit?
ness and knowledge of human nature, and to
I he gullibility of their visitors. Manstl-ld and
Foster claim to be able to read sealed tellers
written and directed to "spirits," and to pro?
cure written replies to ibem. Tue committee
declare that the sealed letters are easily open?
ed by ihi.'se mediums by means ol a thin knife
or steaming Hie mucilage, and their cou te nts
read and answered.
Tnls spirituallslic showing up reminds me
of an odd story th at is being circulated about
Beecher. It has appeared lu come ol the news?
papers, and, therefore, I um committing no
Impropriety In repealing lt. Mr. Beecher ls a
firm believer In spiritualism; tnat Is, that the
phenomena of raps, lable-ilpplng an 1 written
communications Is produced by Intelligences
In tbe spirit land. Just before Professor Tyn?
dall departed for Europe, Mr. Marble, of the
World, gave a Utile entertainment In his
bonor at his bouse lo Fifth avenue. Mr.
Beecher was among the guests. During the
evening tbe discourse turned on the scleutlflc
aspects of spirit nallam, aud lhere was a grand
set-to between Beecher and Tyndall, In which,
it ls reported, the eloquent talker completely
overwhelmed and silenced bis less voluble
Toe dramatic novelties offered for to-mor?
row night are somewhat unusual. For In?
stance, at Daly's larger theatre Sardon's " pro?
hibited" satire on American manners, 11 Uncle
Sam," will be produced, witb John Brougham
and Mrs. John Wood In the caste. The great
quest lon is whether the New York public will
stand this French impertinence, or hiss 1<
down. At Booth's Theatre, Bouclcault brlogB
out his new "comedydr?- "written since
he has been In AmerL ?d "Diddy
O'Dowd." At Steinway Hall, Juiss Cushman
reads Shakespeare's "Henry Ihe Eighth."
The new play at the Union Square, written by
Olive Logan, and called " A Business Wo?
man," is a decided lailure. It is a mere show
piece for clothes, and Hie dialogue is drivel.
There ls no plot worth the name.
The last nights In Amer.ca of Pauline Lucca
are announced at the Academy ot Music.
The Governor's Reasons for Declining
to Interfere in Behalf of Foster.
NKW YORE, March 17.
Governor Dix has written a letter lo Rev.
Dr. Tyng. declining to interpone the executive
authority In the case of Foster, under sentence of
death for the murder or Avery D. t utnam nearly
two years > g i. and stating the circumstances
and considerations on which his desiclon ls
founded, A lar^e part, ol the letter ls devoted to
a review of the hlntory of ihe murder, the trial,
and the ?tions made to obtain from higher
conns including that of lust resort, a reversal of
the decision or the lower cjurt, and then the
" The question presented to me is whether I
shall interpuse the authority of the sta e and
commun the penalty ot death, which ihe law
awards to murder, to imprisonment for ll e. in i
support nf theappilcatlou.lt is urged that the
vardlc- was accompanied with a i eco m mend a
Hon to mercy, and that lt ls the dnty or the
executive io c nsider one as part ot the other.
This verdict ?nd Accompanying recommendation, i
together with statements and affidavits of a
large majority of the jurors, declaring that some ,
of their number did not believe Foster intended
to kill Putnam; that they thought Imprisonment
for ure as great a punishment as he deserved
and that they would nut have agreed to render '
a verdict of murder in the first degtee if they
had not been assured by one or their associates,
win proresa-.d to have a knowledge or the law,
that Hie verdict, coupled with tne rec rn
mendailun, would insure a commutation of
the sentence." The Governor sta es that lt has
been a source of great anxiety to him in coming
to the r.ght decision, but adds: "The precedent
of submitting after revelations of secret consul- |
tiona or the Jury-room Tor purpose of annulling ,
vei diets render d as true under tue solemulty or
an oath would be perilous in any condition oi so?
ciety, and in the present defiant reign of crime
such a precedent would be fraught with Innalte '
danger to ponde order. Wit h a firm conviction
that there was no error In the ruling of the Judge i
at the trial, and that the evldeace fully wa rant- ?
ed the jury la rendering a verd ct of
guilty of murder in the Hist degree,
there ls nothing In the case which can
justly commend it to executive clemency, and
he cannot Interpose to mitigate the punishment.
If he did disregard the evidence and Judgment of
the courts the inevitable effect would be to im?
pair the force of judicial decisions and break
! down harriera which ihe Uw has set aa tor the I
; prott ctlon of haman life. So far as depends on me i
i the supremicy of the law will be Inflexibly main
lalned. kvery min who t-tnkes a murderous b'ow
at the life of his fellow man must be made to feel
that his own Is In ce-tain peril. If we cannot by
firmness of purp ?e attain this end- we may soon
be forced to acknowledge the disheartening truth
that lhere ls nothing no cheap or BO ill-protected
as naman life."
The Last Hope Clone-Erection of the
NEW YORK, March 18.
In answer to a telegram of the ahern* to-day In
re'atton;to the Foster case. Governor Dix respond?
ed : "I have no communication to nute." The
shedir then issu td the official invitations to the
execution, which tslMa plaje on Friday. To-mor?
row the gallows will bs er.cted in the city prison.
A DRAMATIC EVENT.
The Royal Chinese Company in San
At Maguire's Opera-House, Sao Francisco,
the "Boyal Chinese Company" opened Thurs?
day night, the 27th of February. The PoBt
There must be S3 many aa sixty members
of the company. There are oh) men, young
meo and rather pretty women. The costumes
are rich and varied, and the actors change
dresses in almost every scene. The orchestra
ls seated on the stage in the rear ot the ac?
tors, and keeps up a confinons din of the
sharpest and most unearthly music that ever
fell on human ear?. In the Item of music no
one who attends the royal exhibition will have
cause to complain of quantity. It commences
with the riping of the curtain, and only closes
with its going down. The musical Instrumenta
are like nothing ever seen In an American or
European theatre, and the sounds they give
forth would make the managers ot an Indian
war dance shriek tor Joy. Trie great gong
like cymbals make a noise wbloh at times
drowns everything else. Those cymbals
should be toned down. The play last night
was entitled "The War of the Kings," and
was no doubt a dne historical presentation, lt
one could ouly make lt out. Tnere were
fairies, mandarins, a baby prince, and, finally,
the marriage of the prince after he had reach?
ed manhood und succeeded to ihe throne with
the beam ?lol little-looted lady, the Princess ef I
Nankin. There were battle scenes and ter- [
rifle culling and slashing with bamboo swords
and woodeu battle axes. It was funny to the
eye and tremendous on the ear. What those
people do excel lo Is acrobatic and gymnastic
performances. They can turu more graceful
somersaults than a california politician. They
get up eight or ten feet high, and, turning a
somersault, light on tbelr backs on a table
near the floor. The lighting 1B terribly sugges?
tive of a heavy Joli, but the audience can
stand it If the tumbler can. Altogether the
royal company In the oddest company we have
seen, and In the way of novelty decidedly
amusing. Until everybody has snen them,
and listened to that wonderful nm sic, they
will draw crowded houses. "The War of the
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBOR,
-A dental society has been organized In
-Tue Washington Fire Hose Company, of |
Savannah, gave a very successful calico bali
on the evening of the 17th.
-patrick Dougherty, an Inhabitant of Yam
acraw, in Savannah, was killed on Monday,
by bia step-son, TUomas Bellly. The mur?
derer gave himself up to the authorities.
-Tun festive burglar ls slill on the rampage
In Savannah. Oue dwelling and one store
were entered on Friday, and the.looks of two
other stores were broken off.
-John A. Goldstein, E-q., the well known
proprietor ot the Planters' Hotel, ol Augusta,
lied ot apoplexy lust Friday evening after an
lllnreo or only o farr hours.
-Adelaide Minigin, a colored girl, wai mt al?
ly shot by a colored boy named Primus
Adams, with a double-barrel shot gun, on
Monday last, In Savannah. Primus was ar
-In Savannah, on Monday, a flagrant
breuker ot the lenin commandment seeing a j
pair of earrings worn by a colored girl, threw
sand into ber eyes and obtained the Jewels.
-A mischievous wretch in Savannah gave
a cigar to Mr. Mcconnel, the saloon-keeper,
and,' on tesl log its qualities, the seeming weed
exploded, doing, luckily, no Injury io the
-The Port Royal Railroad Is to be In
thorough order by next Wedneiday, the 17th
Instant, and ihe running of freight and pas?
senger trains on regular scheaule between
Augusta and Port Royal is to commence on
-The Griffin Nows (avors the idea of Belling
the Georgia State Road, paying the debt of
the Stale and keeping out ol debt In the |
tuture. Meantime Governor Smith ls adver?
tising the new eight per cent. State bonds for
-A runaway horse with a buggy created
Julie an excitement In Savannah on Monday,
n his course t? . came lo contact with two
childrens' carriages, which were turned over,
and their occupants, one a child ol Deputy
Sheriff Bartlielmess, thrown violently out.
They escaped, however, wlih but slight Inju?
-On Monday a, wooden bouse occupied by a
colored mau named Mainer and his lamlly, on
Captain Rahau's place, near Savannah, caught
tire aud was destroyed, norning in lt having
been saved Irom the Hames; while two little
negro children, one an infant and the other
about three years old, were burnt to death in
-A white mao named Belcher was found
dead near the railroad track of the Central
Railroad, at Millen, last Sunday night. The
back part of his skull waa mashed in and be
was bleeding at the nose. An engine had
a few minni ss before been turned upon the
lurn-iable, close to which Mr. Belcher was
tound lying, but it ls not known whether he
was knocked down aud killed by the locomo?
tive or not.
-Mr. Sheeler, an efficient engineer on the
Savannah, Skidaway and Seaboard Railroad,
attempted suicide on the train on Saturday
evening last, by stabbing himself with a dirk.
The weapon fortunately glanced against a rib,
and thus prevented what would otherwise
have been a deadly wound. The Bufferer ls in
a fair way for recovery. The deed was in?
duced, lt is thought, by the recent death of |
-The alleged cruelly case of the United
States va. W. E. Woodoury.captalnof the Amer?
ican ship Southen Rights, came up before the
United Stales commissioner In Savannah on
Monday last. AU ihe facts having been pre?
sented, the commissioner took bonds from the
captain in the amount ot two thousand dollars
io apDear at the next term ol court, aod the
witnesses in default ot two hundred and fifty
dollars bail, were committed to Jail for sale
-Ed. Norris, eighteen years old, son ot
Norris, former sheriff ol Warren County, was
killed, lo Lattrange, by falling upon the rail?
road irack. He was endeavoring lo get a
free ride lo Atlanta, and was attempilug to
secure a position ou a portion ol the wooden
Iramework on which th? car rests, and to
which the trucks are attached. The brake,
which reaches very close to the ground,
torced bis body to the rall, doubling li up and
crushing him horribly. He died Instantly.
-Mr. A. W. Chapman has been appointed
collector of the Port of Apalachicola.
-A new line ol' t-teamsblpa Is to be started
shortly between Pensacola ana New Orleans.
-The fish and oyster trade of Apalichlcola
per annum ainouuis to between twenty five
thous ind dollars aod thirty thousand dollars.
-Some twenty miles from Tampi, a farmer
has a few acres of fine corn some two feet
high, watermelon vines running, &o.
-Wilmingt n hopee to construct her water-1
works at a moderate cost.
-Many nnsucceMlul attempts at highway
robbery were made In Wilmington on Sutur
dav night Inst.
-The scaffolding of the Presbyterian school
house In Wilmington felton Monday, breaking
the leg of Mr. P. H. O'Brien, the contractor.
-St. Patrick's Day was appropriately ob?
served in Wilmington, the celebration closing
at night with a grand ball.
-The Immortal "J. N." was expected to
* Hit the veli" and " remove the pressure " In
-The shares In Wilmington's new Real Es?
tate and Loan Association are going off like
"hot cakes," principally among its young
JUDGE OER AND THE CZAR.
THE PALMETTO PLENIPOTE?fTXAR Y
PRESENTS HIS CREDENTIALS.
The English Cabinet Muddle-No Solu,
tlon Yet-Irish D?monstrations-Flnsh
Condition of France, dec.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 19.
Judge Orr, of South Carolina,, to-day pre?
sented his credentials aa United States minis?
ter to the Czar.
LONDON, March 17.
Mr. Gladstone will probably resume the pre?
miership. In the Commons, this afternoon, he
stated that last evening he received a communi?
cation from the Queen announcing that there j
was no prospect that the opposition would form
a new government. Be replied, placing his ser?
vices at her Majesty'd disposal, and undertaking
to consult with bis colleagues. They were now
engaged in considering what steps they should
take, and he proposed ; hit meanwhile the House
adjourn until Thursday.
Mr. Disraeli said that he had Informed the
Queen that he was quite prepared to organize a
Dew ministry, but conid not undertake to carry
on the government with th?- prtsent Parliament.
The House then au'ourned until Thursday.
In the House or Lords Earl Granville made a
statement identical with that of Gladstone's in
the other chamber, and the i uke of KlctimiDd
repeated Disraeli's explanation. The sitting was
then adlourned until Thursday.
The demonstration by the Irish population of
this city In favor of home rule for Ireland and
amnesty for tho imprisoned Fenians, for which
arrangements h .? ve been making for some tim?,
took place in Hyde Park jesterday afternoon,
and was participated In by a very Urge number
or people. Tne authorities ma le every prepara?
tion for the suppression or disorder, and there
was no dlsturbauue except In one case, where an
excited Irishman attacked one of the Grenadier
Guards because the latter had en a red coat. In
the souffle which ensued an arm of the soldier was
LONDON, March is.
Gladstone and his Cabinet colleagues have had
a four hourn' consultation, but nothing h-.a trans?
pired regarding it.
IONDON, March 19-Evening.
Mr. Gladstone proceeded to Windsor to-day and
submitted to tue Queen th? n ?m-s of the ino m
A seriom riot occurred yest e day between
Irishmen and Bngllsnmen lu Wolverhampton a
town of Sinrfordsiilrd, two,ve miles from Bir?
mingham. Kully turee hundred persons were
engaged. Firearms and steel were alike nsed,
and blood nowed freely. No fatal injuries, how?
ever, were sustained, and at last accounts qalet
VERSAILLES, March 19.
A gratifying report of the minister o finance ls
published, lt states that fully one-half of the
sum due to Germauy ls now in the treasury, and
that no loan will be reqlred to comp e e the pay?
ment of the war Indemnity at the time which
waa formally announced in the late convention.
Tins state of affairs causes ? profound feeilLg of
Joy throughout France.
PARIS, March 19.
Tho Assembly this afternoon ratified unan!
mously the treaties signed on Saturday by M.
Thiers and the German ambassador.
G KN itv A, March IS.
The religions excitement In this city, caused by
the preaching of Hyacinthe Loyoson ls Increas?
ing, and the nltramonstanes are very much dis?
turbed. _ _
When scarcely a twelvemonth old he was
lamed for life by a fall. Eleven years passed J
away, during*wbicb time toe fond mother had
not only never seen her offspring, but was
even ignorant of the accident that had befallen
him. About this period his nncle, the Bailli de
Talleyrand, a naval captain, returned to Franco,
after an absence of many years. Being desir- j
ons of seeing his nephew, he mode a journey
to- the remote village to which the boy had
boen exued. lt was tn the depth of winter
when he undertook thia expoaitioD. and tho
enow lay thick upon tbe ground. As he
neared tho placo ho mot npon the road a blue- j
eyed, fair-haired boy. dressed like a peasant,
to whom bo offered some silver to guido him
to Mother Bogaut'a (tho nurse's name was
Begaut.) Delighted at the tbongbt of pro?
mised reward, the boy eagerly undertook the
service, but be was very lame, and could not |
keep pace with the horse, so the good-natured
bailli, lifted him into the saddle. His wonder
and consternation may be imagined when,upon
arriving at tbe cottage, be was inf inned that
in his poor little lame guide he saw the nephew
hs bad come to seek.
Not another hoor did Charles Maurice re?
main beneath that roof; the bailli took the boy
back witb him to Paris. Such were the child?
hood's diys of the future great European dip?
lomatist, who was destined thereafter to hold
tho destinies of France within his grasp. From
tbe village be was transplanted to the College J
d'Harcourt, where, all ignorant as be was
when he entered it, he soon carried away the
first prizas. and became ultimately one of its
moat distinguish od soho! a rs. His mother now
paid him an occasional visir, but as sbe waa
always accompanied by a surgeon, who pulled
and cauterized and tortured the boy's leg, her
visita were more terrible than pleasing. But
all the pulling and cauterizing and torturing
effected no -ood - tho lameness was incurable.
The head of the house ot Talleyrand must be a
soldier-such was tho tradition of the family,
and it had never yet boen departed from. A
cripple coold not be a soldier. It was announo-1
ed to bim that bis birthright would be tran s- [
terred to bia younger brotber. "Why so?"
asked the boy. "Because you are a cripple," j
was the cruel auswar.
Whatever of good might have existed in his
original nature these words crnsbed ont; the
flavor of their bitterness lingered in bis heart
unto the last days of his life. From tbe hour |
in wbicb they were spoken bis disposition
gradually changed; he became taciturn, callous
and calculating; a cynic, a heartless debauchee,
sparing neither man nor woman that stood in
the path of bis interest or bis pleasure. He
bad not been spared, why should he spare
others? It was not for notbing he earned
thereafter the title of ie diable boiteux_Ttm
pie Bar. _ _
THE MOON A DEAD WORLD.
Among tbe illusions swept away by modern
science waB the pleasant fancy that the moon
was a habitable globe, like th* earth, its sur?
face diversified with teas, likes, continents
and islands, and varied forms of vegetation,
theologians and Bavants gravely discussed the
probabilities of ita being inhabited by a race of
sentient beings, with forms and faculties
like our own, and even propounded schemes
for opening communication with them, in case
tbey existed. Ono of these was to construct
on the broad highlands of Asia a series of
geometrical figures on a scale so gigantic as to
be visible from nur planetary neighbor, on the
supposition that tho moon people would reoog-1
mze the object, aud immediately construct i
similar figures in reply! Extravagant and i
absurd as it may appear in tbe light of modern ?
knowledge, tho establishment of Ibis Terrestial i
and Luna 8ignal Service Bureau was treated i
as a feasible scheme, although practical diffi?
culties, which BO often keep men from making
fools ot themselves, stood in the way ot actual
experiment; but tbe discussion was kept up at
intervals, until it was discovered that if there
were people in tbe moon they must be able to
live without breathing, or eating or drinking, j
Tuen it ceased.
Ibero can bo no lift) without air. Beautiful
to tho eye ot the distant observer, the moon is
n sepulchral orb-a world of death and silence.
No vegetation clothes its vast plains of stony
desolation, traversed by monstrous crevasses,
broken by enormous peaks, that rise like gigan?
tic tombstones into space; no lovely forms of
cloud float in the blackness of Its sky. There [
daytime ie only night lighted by a ray less sun.
There is DO rosy dawn m the morning, no twi?
light in the evening. The nights ore pitch
dark. lu daytime the solar beams are lost
against the jagged ridges, the sharp points of
the rooks or tho steep sides of profound
nh vases ; and the oyo seos only grotesque shapes
relieved against fantastic shadows black as ink,
with none of that pleasant gradation and dif?
fusion of light, none of that subtle blending of
ligbt and shadow which make the charm of a
terrestrial landscape. A faint conception of
the honors of a lunar day may be formed from
an illustration representing a landscape taken
ol the moon in the centre of the mountainous
region of Ariatarchns. There le no color, noth
but dead white and black. The rocks refleot
passively the light of the sun; the craters and
abs sacs " remain wrapped in shade; fantastic
peaks rise like phantoms in their glacial ceme?
tery; tbe 8tars appear like spots in blackness
of space. The moon is a dead world; she has
Here is whit Thomas Cook, the tourist,
writes to the London Times about oar hotels.
We have -riven a fair trial to ihe hotel and J
refresbment-room arrangements between New [
York and 8an Francisco, and for varions rea?
sons I give the preference to American hotels j
over those of other countries. The prices paid
have varied from three dollars to four dollars
and fifty cents a day at the Grand Central,
New York; the International, Niagara; the
Russell, Detroit: tbe Sherman, Chicago; the
Walker, Salt Lake City; and tbe Grand, San
Francisco, The supplies of food at all these
bouses were simply enormons, and our great?
est difficulty has been to select what to eat and
what to avoid from bills of fare showing from
fifty to one hundred varieties. The American
plan is to order about a dozen dishes of fl?h,
moats, vegetables, pastry, ?cc. A small portion
is eaten from each dish, and tbe "leavings" go
-no outsider can tell where. This service is
repeated at least three times a day; bes'des !
wbioh a supplement can be had in the shape of |
tea or coffee, cake, fruit, &c, for supper. Hut
the best feature of the American hotel tables is
that relating to drinks. On every table large
jugs of iced water are placed, and tea and cof?
fee can be bad with every meal; but though
tbs bill of fare generally has a wine list pim ted
on the back, there ls no positive obligation to
drink, and custom does not sanction the habit
of taking wine and strong drinks with meals.
The bar is quite a separate arrangement of tbe
hotel, and frequently in the hands of another
proprietor. Americans, if they drink at all,
frequently take a drink at the bar counter be?
fore they go into the dui ig-saloon; hut th?
dinner-table ls free from that slavery and ex?
action often seen and felt at English tahlee,
where some old "heavy wet" manages to get
in the chair, calla for wine, and holds all re?
sponsible for payment of equal shares; and If
any one dares to object he ia regarded aa mean
and exceptional. I saw at the dinner of the
Grand Central Hotel, New York, abont two i
hundred ladies and gentlemen seated at tables,
and I conld only sea a single glass containing I
beer, and not a bottle of wine. I asked an in- [
telligent waiter what was I bought of such ex- '
ceptlonal drinkers. He replied, "They are
either English or oome from the Sooth. The
yo'ing lady wbe bad that odd glass of beer had
an English face, and she did not continue long
at the table. The same general absence of
strong drink characterized all the hotels we
visited, and I felc that it mnst bo a great relief
to strange travellers to be freed from the feel?
ing of obligation to drink "for the good of the
house" or to avoid the trouble of being excep?
tional. Those who think they "cannot live
without" eau get ' the drink," thongh in its
use they constitute the exceptions. The
Americans are free from tbe slavery of the
drinking eua toms ol the table. 1 heard an En?
glish gentleman ask an officer of tbo steamer
to drink wine with him, an i tbe reply was, "I
never drink wine at the table."
THE VIENNA EXPOSITION.
As at the Paris Exhibition of 1867, so at that
of Vienna, the Sultan of Turkey and the Kh??
dive of Egypt are li ko ly to shine above all others.
The former will present a complete Turkish
dwelling house, with barem an i selamilk. It
is finished outside, and is a close imitation of
one of those thous ands of gaily painted wood?
en structures which you see along the Bos?
phore?. Close by you aee some dozen Greek
and Bulgarians at work running up the lath
and plaster structure wbioh will be a bazaar
Sud coffee-house. This speedy and original
mode of building croated quite a conation at
first among tbe work-people, especially the
Italians, who, quick at learning, soon, appro?
priated some ot tbe tricks of tbe Turkish Ex?
hibition builders. The real show buildings of
the Turkish Exhibition will, however, be a
close copy of the famous fountain of the Sultan
Ahmed, standing between St. Sophia and the
entrance gate of the old seraglio, and the
building in which tbe ao mach talked of Turk?
ish imperial treasure of jewels will be exhib- I
As for tho Khodivo, bis buildings will cover j
a space of not less than fifty-five hundred
Ba?are metros, nearly half an acre, and present
illustrations of all Egyptian styles of building
from the Pharaohs downward. There will ba
BU imitation of the tombs of Beni Hassan.
Thon thcru is to be a dwelling-house in the
best Arabrian style of the caliphs, the shell of I
which is already finished, and which oven in its
on finished state presents by fax the beat pro?
portioned building in the whole place, only lt |
ls io proximity with a mosque on one side and
a gallery leading to a tall minaret ol 230 feet on
the other. The outside exhibition almostsur?
passes that displayed inside. To the north or
the giound extends the Peopled Park, wbile
to tbs west of it, along the main avenue of the
Prater, extend? that of tbe "Upper."
All those hundreds of booths, gardens, inns
and show places of tuo former have been trans?
formed as if by magic. Moat of them have
been entirely rebuilt on a more pretentious
scale, while the rest hare been so renovated
that you can scarcely recognize the old, home?
ly, but rather dingy places. The grandest
effaof is, however, that of the fashionable cafe.
No. 3, the last alongside the main avenue. A
ball ia in process ot construction to contain
5000 people. There are to be two rows of boxes,
a theatre, orchestra, Ac.-in one word, a place
Ut for any universal or theatrical exhibition.
It will require all those millions of visitors, on
the presence of whom the chief commissioner
reckons, to pay for all these ont'ay a; but, if they
do come, they will have no reason to say that
great preparations have not been made to re?
ceive them.-5cie7tfi/!c American.
THE SUNNY HOME.
? 'Shirley Dare," in the Golden Age, writes:
"I know a room where sunshine always lingers,
and there ia a breath ol summer and mignon?
ettes in the air whenever I think of it. There
a tired man comes home, and throws off over
coat and hat without looking to see what be?
comes of them. There IB a broad table in tbe
light, strewn with papers and magazines, and
women's work, with a litter of rose leaves drop?
ping over them from a central vase. There is
i wide sofa of the days of the Georges, fresh
?overed in chintz, with ferns and harebells for
pattern, and the tired man goes down there
with a great ruffled pillow under his shoulders,
?ind opens parcel and letters, dropping them !
?ts be gets through on the floor, the most
natural place for them. A girl has been paint- |
tog, and her water colors and paper lie on a
side-table, Just as she left them to rush away
for an impromptu ride. I have never been
able to discover any disarrangement of tbe
household economy by this flight. Somebody
left a shawl on a chair. There will be nothing
said about it at breakfast next morning.
There are no laws here against playing with
the curtain tassel, no regulations as to how
sften the snowy maslin curtains may be put
up or let down. They do not last the season
rat, crisp and speokless as our neighbor's do
icross the way, btu the only consequence is
they are oftener new and clean. There is
nothing very flue abont this house, but things
ire renewed oftener, and look brighter tb an
they do in statelier houses. Th? chairs have
no particular places, and anybody feels at
liberty to draw the sofa ont wben it pleases
him. There is no primness about the place.
If tbere is grass on tbe lawn it is meant to be
walked on, and the geraniums are fondled, and j
petted, and caressed as if they were children.
Do you know tbere is a magnetism in green
leaves and growing flowers derive J from the
Barth's heart, that makes lt good to handle
and feel them ? This house ia known as the
place where one dares to bs late at breakfast.
There is no ceremony of waiting. Coffee and I
cakes are put where they will be hot; the [
table is cleared to suit the housekeeper's con?
venience, and a small one set for the late
Nobody lies awake at night till the light
cosses to shine under your chamber door, if you
want to sit up and read your novel through.
Ibero is au unwritten law of convenience for
tbe household which regulates everything
better than any code Napoleonic And the
benefit of allowing people to be a law unto
themselves is, that they are much better na?
tured about it when they do obey. There is in?
dulgence and repose in this lovely home, and
s. crest deal of time for things wbich most peo?
ple cut ebert, an hour's play with the children,
ti "right down good" chat with a neighbor, a j
day of letter writing once a fortnight. And
the worth of these merry, comforting letters
[jute outweighs the fact that there are cigar
ashes on the mantel, and a pile of work on the
Bofa. Disorder does not imply dost or soil of
any kind. It does not inolnde shabbiness or
mean chaos. It means "leave to be" -iu most
oases, thinking of people more than of things.
Order is simple harmony of a few notes. Dis?
order is the flo wenn ii, branching mel )dy of one j
theme-and that theme, individuality.
THE NATIONAL CAPITALS
MR. ASSISTANT SECRETARY SAWYER
ASSUMES HIS PORTFOLIO.
More Ku-Klux Pardons- Nominations,
WASHINGTON, March 19. ,
The nomination of ex-Senator Frederica A.
Saw j er, of Sooth Carolina, to be assistant secre.
tary of the treasury, wu cent to the Senats jes.
terday, and, as la customary when a ronner
member of that body li pat in nomination, waa
taken np and unanimously conflrmed, without
reference to a committee. Mr. Sawyer waa tola
morning commissioned, and took tba oath of
office as assistant secretary c f the treasury, Tice
Jodie Richardson, promoted to the position cf
secretary. Mr. Sawyer will enter opon the duties
of his oolce this afternoon or to-morrow.
The President to day pardoned s herrod 0 hud era
and William Montgomery, two south Carolin*
Mr. F. 8. Lowe, United states minister to
China, bas resigned.
Hon. Janies Brooks ls reported sj sinking
rapidly from a malarial disease, con tr&cteu te?
ing his trip around the world.
The census takers for i sao are to be paid with?
out the requirement of proof as to their loyalty. ?
The Credit Mobilier books, callad for by tba
bureau of Justice, cannot be found.
The President has nominated s. H. Elbert, aa
Governor of Colorado; A. iv Thoma?, pension
agent at LI tie Rock, Ark.;H. o. Boot, collector
of the Fourth Dl-trlct of Texas; 0. T. Steans,
registrar of the land office at Mo Wie, Alt?* CL.
Cass, receiver of public moneys at Jackson, Miss.
The Senate was o ccu i led on the caldwell casa.
There were no con Or mat ions.
LARGE FIRES IN GEORGIA.
Twenty-Five Buildings Barned in
At three o'clock Tuesday morning a "Uta
broka ont in Macon, Georgia, on - Cotton
avenue, between Poplar ana Plum ttreets,
and aU the houses In the imm?diate
neighborhood being of wood, lt spread with fear?
ful rapidity. Tho are department were promptly
on the spot, sud worked manfully, a t before
any advantage could be gained twenty-Ovo
buildings were deit oyed, twelve of which were
stores and shops, all of wood. The principal
losers were Messrs. Haivey and Archie Smith,
grocery dealers, who owned a large amount of
property in the neighborhood. The entire lo-s li
aboot twenty thousand dol?an, on which there
was but eight thousand insurance.
Destructive Fire In Madison-Henry
A large fire occurred lo Madison last Sunday,
morning. The yostofflce was destroyed. Lese
estimated at thirty to thirty-five thousand dol?
lars. ThU square escaped the heavy Ire a few.
years ago. The property was owned by A. o.
Foster and Lester Markham. The louee me -
chandlse wu light, and lhere wu some insur?
ance on the stores. The total Iou ls aboot
twelve thousand donara. The origin of the Ore
unknown. The poe to nice wu barned, bat Me
conten?a were saved. / -,
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
Cautionary Signals Ordered nt Charles?
ton, Savannah, eke.
WASHINGTON, March 19.
Probabilities: The low barometer in Indi*
asa and Michigan will move eastward oh Thurs?
day over the Midd ls statu. For the Middle and
Hast Atlantic coast increasing southeast.vtttdSy
threatening weather ann ram. For lb* South
Atlantic States cloudy, and possibly rainy
weather, with southeast windi, io towed by
northwest winda and falling temp?rature by
Thursday evening. For the Odo Valley and
upper lakes rising baromee.., falling tempe
rature, fresh io brisk ?r>ir? northwut-windi and
generally clea lug weat liing. Cautionary signals
are ordered for Savannah, Charleston, wilming?
ton, Norfolk, Ualtimore and Cape May. They
will be displayed at the lake stations from and
after ?pru lat._
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The loss of the George S. Wright, with all
on board, ls con.! rm ed.
-Governor Dix still sees no reason for any In?
terference on benair of Foster.
-lt ls aa ted tbat the CU) of Phelps, Dodge A
Co., ot New York, bu been finally settled, they
paj log the government $271,060. , . -
-The wife of Boo. Reverdy Johnson died in
Baltimore yesterday. She wu a daughter of
Governor Bowie, of Maryland. r
-Kvery ming ls quiet la the Lava Beds, the
soldiers awaiting the result of the second peace'
talk with c?ptalo Jack. 4
-Serious troubles are reported In Porto Rico,
growing out of the propeled emancipation of
-Tne mee lng or the boss carpenters and their
workingmen, in New fork, to arrange the hours
of labor, wu without any den tilt? results.
-The Rhode leland Democratic Convention
hu passed reno .ut ions of sympathy with Louisi?
ana, under Federal Ku-Blux role. '
-Mat Forptz, the lynched mm derer at Monte?
rey, cal., ma <e a ?Ul giving one thousand dot
lars to Monolson, the husrand of hts victim, - - :
-The New York Times denounces the appoint?
ment of Rlcnardaon, as secretary of the treasury,
and also tnat of Jones, as postmaster of New
-The hospital report gives the following state?
ment regarding tne o mdlUoa of the victims of
the st. James Hotel Ure: J. E. Thomas, suffering
from broken noa and other lojariu; Henry Bel?
cher, badly injured about the bead, ana Pis con?
dition precarious; Mlu Mary Brennan-, dead; BU
Orlck, the hotel clerk, ls dead.
HARD ON TOM SCOTT. .
TRENTON, N. J., March 19. .
In the House of Repr?sentatives to-day the
committee on corporations reported adversely to
the Pennsylvania Railroad project, which WU
paste i by the senate. The Boase agreed to the
report by a vote of tolrtytwo to twenty-six, that
effectually tilling lt.
THE STELLUNG ENGINEERS.
ST. LOOTBVMarch 19.
Cblef engineer Wilson, of the Brotherhood
or Engineers, says tho Brotherhood ar* not en?
gaged in a strike, lt li the work of one division,
and win not be sanctioned, u lt ls In violationef
the rules of the organisation. ?*
.? ?- ; ?
A SIGNIFICANT VERDICT.
PHILADELPHIA, March 19.
lu tbe case of David SouU against th*
Kensington Bank for the recovery of thirty thous*
sud dollars In government bonds, stolen from a
box deposited for Bare-keeping, when tao bank
wu robbed in 1871. the Jury this morning, ante
being out for two days, returned a verdict for th?
DANGERS OF THE DEEP.
HALIFAX, N. 8., March 19.
The steamer "Alpha" has arrived here with
the mails and some of ihe pusengew or tb* dis?
abled "Nugra" from B^f*A^*g^?
Plenty or freight hes here from the Boothera
ports or the Cnlted Mates awaiting reshipment
to Europe. Tne health ol thet?landslsgood. The
.Nlaara" encountered a gale?n the Sd of March,
by wu ch her machinery WU d, sabled, and her
bul ?arks stove in. The ship wu badly strained.
BERMUDA, March IB.
The Italian bark "Anna" foundered on Febru?
ary nth. Her captain, with twelve of the craw,
arrived here in an open boat. The steamer
?.Cheviot." loaded with cotton ir m New Odeas*,
called fer coal and took her crew. The ' Mema,"
(r?.m Boston, also pot in, leaking. Shslratone
man. Tho ?hip "Charlotte Leghorn, for Boston,
ls a total wreck on ihe Shoals.
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Mr. Thomas C. Gower bas been elected
president of the B. E. Lee Fire Company, of
-The contractor for building theWateree
Bridge having shown himself Inefficient, tne
committee have cancelled bis contract ana.
"SiWs?w* BettlementIn ?rth.
eastern portion of Greenville, constadngof
one hundred acres which was a was? a year
ago, ls now a cultivated lana, and nat a
iboSfour hu'tfred cords of wood and Arleen
hundred oroes-Ues from thia cause.