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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2244.
CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1873.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE GREAT LABOR STRIKE.
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN SAND?
ED TOGETHER IN NEW YORK.
Important Detalla or the Proposed
Movement In April-The Aims of the
Strike-All the Building mechanics
Pledged to Act Together.
[BT TH* SOITHERS AND ATLANTIC LIKE.]
NEW YORE, Marett 23.
Tbe Impending strike amongst tbe trades
in this city will, lt ls claimed, be on an even
larger scale than tbat of last year. The strug?
gle^ not to be confined to one trade at a
time, for all, under the line of building trades,
hare had an understanding with the Bight
Hoar League, and these men, numbering in
all eighty thousand mechanics, will strike In
the same hour. The majority of the or g miza
lion Wi.I strike ostensibly for the eight hour
movement. The carpenters and Joiners ask
for an Increase in their pay of two dollars j
dl&m. The Germans connected v. lin the
Eight-hour League demand an Increase of
twenty-five per cent, on all work. Thc execu?
tive committees of all the trade societies
have been asked to lend their co operation,
so that the strike may be unanimous. The
president ot the Workingmen's Union says
that one hundred thousand men will strike at
once In this city, and that their action will be
followed bj those ol Boston, Chicago, St,
Louis. San Francisco and other places. No
action will be taken before April.
DID FOSTER TAKE POISON ?
He ls said to have been In a Dying
Condition when Hang-His Serial
Denial by the Clergy of Attempt to
NEW YORE, March 22.
A statement ls published to day, based on
Information derived irem a Tombs official,
that Foster took poison the night before his
execution. About eight o'clock yesterday
morning the matron of the Tombs entered
Foster's cell with a cup of coffee for the doomed
maj?> He seemed to be In a stupor, and
showed no sign ol recognition, being evidently
unconscious. The matron suspected some?
thing, and said : Ch. you wretched man,
what have you taken*" He said: I have
taken poison; but Dr. Tyng told me not to."
Ste forced a cup of coffee down bis throat.
This caused nausea, and he vomited ireely. A
keeper was Informed of the slate ol affairs,
and pulled Foster out of the cell and bathed
bis head In Ice water. Dr. Neills was sent lor,
and the prisoner gradually trew strouger.
Doubtless, poison wonld have cheated the gal?
lows of lia victim, hid not the coffee caused
vomiting, which destroyed the effect ot the
poison. On this account the sheriff hastened
the execution, and while many believed the
duration ot the religious exercises were tell?
ing on Foster's nerves, lt was, In reality,
weakness caused by the poison that was act?
ing on him. The Tombs physician says Fos?
ter wonld have died if the execution bad been
delayed until ten o'clock.
Foster was burled this morning at Green?
wood, Bev. Drs. Walker and Ty og offlcl
tlog. After the services, Dr. Tyng said
he felt it his duty to state bis belief ,
that the report that Foster bad taken poison
and was dying at the time ol the execution j
was false; that be and Dr. Walker were alone c
with Fo?ter for three-quarters of au hour Im- ,
mediately previous to his going to the scat- g
fold; that be seemed in good health and t
strength, and bad remarkable self-possession t
of mind; that he dressed himself wiib minute -
care, conversed tully and freely, and on being .
visited by the sheriff at nine o'clock, announc?
ed bis readiness In a lull and cheerful voice,
and allbongh pinioned, walked with a firm
step, and without assistance, to the scaffold,
where he stood until the latal moment. Both
clergymen declared the Idea that he attempted
or contemplated suicide as entirely inconsis?
tent with their observation of bis physical and
moral conduct during the last hours of his
The applications for tickets to witness
Foster's hanging numbered six thousand. I ?
Nine murderers have been banged upon Fos?
EMANCIPATION BY SPAIN.
Slavery Abolished in Porto Rico-The | <
Beginning of the End.
WASHINGTON, March 23.
The following cable dispatch has been re?
ceived at the department of State:
MADRID. March 22.
To Hon. Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State,
The Immediate emancipation law Tor Porto
Rico passed to-night, unanimously, amid great
enthusiasm In the Assembly.
(8lgned) D. E SICELES.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, March 22. (
The following were the nominations by the | ?
President, and confirmations by the Senate
Nominations-W. P. Dockey, collector, St,
John's, Florida; Joseph Jagerson, Petersburg.
Confirmations-Casey, collector ol customs.
New Orleans; Shaw, postmaster, Tarboro',
North Carolina; Adams, postmaster, Pen
There was a sharp fight over Casey's
confirmation. The Democratic senators Joal?
ly voted for bim on the ground that, he was
more acceptable to the people of New Or?
leans than any person the President would
nominate In bis stead.
Caldwell, the senator from Kansas, denies
that he Intends to resign, saying: that he will
act entirely by the advice ol friends. It is 11
highly probable, however, that the Senate
wilt adopt ti resolution expelling him.
The united States and British claims com
mission will close Us business by September 11
26th, when lt will expire by limitation. ' 11
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, March 23.
Probabilities: For to-morrow, In the Eas
terhf'Gulf and Sooth Atlantic States, there will
be southwesterly winds, with cloudy weather
and possibly rain. An area of low barometer
will move northeastward into the Ohio Val?
ley, preceded by easterly winds, with threa
enlng and possibly rainy weather. Caution?
ary signals are ordered lor the Gull and South
Atlantic OOatt. . _
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The epizootic is raging throughout North?
ern Arizona and Southern California.
-A quarrel 1B reported in Captain Jack's
camp. He ls threatened with deaih should he
give up the persons accused ol murder.
-8. H. Bell, the Democratic candidate for
Congress from New Hampshire, ls claimed to
be re-elected by a majority of lour.
-News has been received at San Francisco
that a band of Apaches had captured George
Taylor near Wickenberg, burned bim at tue
stake, and then fled to the mount tins.
-The population of San Francisco is now
188.323. being an Increase, during the year, of
about 10 OOO. There are 11,000 Chinese and
1550 negroes in the city.
-Two youths, nuder seventeen, who at- j
tempted a highway robbery, in New York, on I
Sunday night, have been sentenced to Alteen i
years In the penitentiary.
-In the fire in the Jersey City and Erie
Depot, In New Tork, two hundred hogsheads
of tobacco and one thousand bales ot colton
were lost. Insurance, $500,000.
-A Havana dispatch saj s the Spaniards are
becoming seriously embarrassed for want of
funds to meet the expenses of the prolonged
conflict with the Insurgents.
-A brief letter, signed "Jno. McEnery.
Governor of Louisiana." advisee the orgunlz?f
lion of tax resistance associations throughout
-It ls stated the depositors In the Bull's
Head B mk, of N<?w York, are sale, but the
stockholder)* will suffer. The mutilation ot
the bank books by the delanltets embarrasses
AFFAIRS IX EUROPE.
Why Disraeli Refused to Form a N?w
LONDON, March 21.
When Mr. Gladstone aunouoced In the
House ol Commons that the old ministry
would continue lu office, be explained lolly
that lt was onlv after the parly opposite bad
unconditionally relused to form a ministry
mat he and his friends had consented lo re
some cffi.ce. Mr. Gladstone added that the
Queen had given him permission to read an I
extract iroma statement he had made to ber. I
It was to the effect that he did not suppose
that the efforts of the gentlemen of the oppo?
sition io defeat the government were made
with the deliberate lnten'lon ot reiusing to
organize a Cabinet, if it should be required of
them; but ihe summary refusal elven when
the occasion arose he considered not fully In
accord with the exigencies of (be case, nor
willi parliamentary usage. The premier's
statement was frequently interrupted by ap?
plause, which was warm and long continued
al the close.
Mr. Disraeli explained the course be bad
thought proper to pursue since ihe beginning
of ihe crisis. He confessed lhat the difference
between himself and the Irish Catholics were
Insurmountable. A uew Cabinet would re?
quire until Easier togo into working order.
Even then lt would have to deal wltn finan?
cial estimates made by Its predecessor, and
would probably be out-voted every night in
Parliament. A dissolution of the House had
been suggested. But why dissolve ? Silting
on the opposiiion beeches, be and his friends
bad difficulty in forming a policy on so short a
noilct-; and it was not to be expected lhat they
could appeal lo ihe country without a policy
on questions more important tnaa that of the
Irish university bill. There were many ques?
tions on which lt bad been Impossible lo
mature a policy even in opposition,
such as the Central Asian difficulties,
the new rules introduced into In?
ternational law by the Geneva board,
the pay ment of the award for the Alabama
claims, the commercial treaty with France,
and ot liera of equal magnitude. All things
considered, he nad felt it to be his duty to
decline the responsibility ol organizing a new
government. The Queen herself had suggest?
ed the dissolution ot Parliament; he had de?
clined to advise such a step, and had stated to
her Majesty lhat, In his opinion, lhere was no
adt quate reason for the government to re?
sign, and that lt might return to office with?
out the slightest Toss of honor and to the
greatest possible convenience ot the public
interests. Mr. Disraeli closed with the re?
mark lhat possibly some of bis supporters in
me House might be dissatisfied, to which
there were loud cries of "No ! no !"
In ihe House of Lords Earl Granville an?
nounced ihe decision ol the government Ina
speech differing little lrom that ol Mr. Glad?
Grumbling Over Geneva.
LONDON, March 22.
A long and quite a spirited depate took
place lu the House of Commons, lust night,
upon a motion by Gathorne Hardy lor an ad?
ir?s, to the Crown, asking that the govern?
ment be instructed to dissent from the sev
?rai International rules laid down by the
Seneva Arbitration. In the beginning of the
liscussion lt was emphatically disclaimed that
the motion was made with any party object
Et was opposed on the grounds that it really
would be a vote of censure on the arbitrators
tvbo the country, through Parliament, have
Formally thanked for their services, and it
would look as if England was smarting
under having to pay the award. Its support?
ers declared that "the rules never bad held
ivater,"and the best thing that could be done
was io ask the United Stales to withdraw
.hem and substitute others, which, in the
*vent of war. would not make the new treaty
ntoleruble. In conclusion, Mr. G adstone con
itirred with Disraeli that the Quited States
iud Great Britain should have au early under?
funding as lo tue rules, and Jointly submit
hem lo omer powers. He assured the House
nat the opinion of the government was un?
hanged, und that the matter would not be
leglected. The motion was then withdrawn.
Another Crisis in Spain.
MADRID, March 22.
The Radicals are determined to prevent a
iemonstration of the extreme Republicans,
md a cr.s:s ls expected to-morrow.
BERLIN, March 22.
To-day is a holiday In Benin, this being the
inciversary of the birth ol Emperor William.
Flags are flying from public and private build?
ing?, and :Se city will be illuminated to?
night. T .e Emperor ls seventy-six years old
Reds in Trouble.
ROME, March 22.
Several Italian Democrats arrived In this
Sty yesterday, in the custody of a goverment
officer, aud were placed in confldement in the
Dasile of St. Angelo, charged wiih high trea?
son against the government. Victor Emanuel
?xpected numerous other arrests of persons
THE FORCE OF OTTXPOWDER.
One Hundred Tons of Iron Hurled Four
Hundred and Fifty Yards by an Ex?
Doubtless there are many Charlestoniane
ivho still remember the terrific detonations
iaused by ihe explosions of Ihe Confederate
ron-clads Charleston and Chlcora, In Cooper
?lver, opposite Marsha!,'s wharf, at the eva?
luation of Charleston in February, 1865. It bas
tl ways been a matter oi surprise to the wreck
ng fraternity that only a small portion ol ihe
wreck of the first named boat could be lound
nthe vicinity of the spot at which she was
tncbored. Professor Malliefert, w hose fame as
i wrecker is &r> well known to the Charleston
public, has for a longtime occupied himself
with the solution ot this riddle. A lew weeks
igo he accidentally observed a strange rip?
pling oi the water surface lour hundred and
Illy yards, or more than a quarter of a mile,
eastward of the wreck oi the vessel, and lt at
pnce occurred lo him lhat that phenomena af
lorded a clue to the mystery. He accord
ngly anchored one ot his derricks
ibove the spot marked by the ripple, and
in examination revealed lying upon ibe bot
;om of the river, the iron sheathing of the
sow and one entire broadside of the vessel,
:onstltuting a mass of Iron weighing alto?
gether 212,700 pounds, or nearly one bundred
ions. The whole broadside of the battery
with three port-holes was Intact. That this
mmense mass of iron should have been hurl
3d through the air for more than a quarter of
i mile, affords a startling Illustration of the
Force of the explosion. This discovery has
led Prof. Maillefert to suppose that the other
half of the Charleston la lying about the same
listance on the opposite Pide of ihe anchor
?ge, and he has already begun to search for
ir. Prof. Maillefert has recently contracted
with the United States Government to remove
?be wreck of the monitor Keokuk, which
lies at the mouth of the harbor near the Wee
bawken lightship. The Keokuk is the only
remaining obstruction nt the entrance to the
harbor, and Its removal will greatly contribute
to the safety of navigation. The professor
.las also received the contract to remove the
wreck of a vessel at the mouth of Savannah
THE LITTLE RIVER AND CHESTER
A meeting of the corporators of the Ches
ler and Cfieraw Railroad will be held at Lan?
caster Courthouse, on the 15th proximo, for
ihe purpose of effecting a consolidation with
the Little Biver and Cberaw Line, under the
name ot the L-ttle Biver, 3heraw and Chester
Railroad. The 8?.ate preps seem to regard
the scheme wtiti lavor, and from all sides pre?
dictions of Its great practicability and suc?
cess are given. T',e enterprise ls In the hands
of Northern cf?p;;?.iists, who have plenty of
money, and will be glad, lt ls said, to advance
to ibe two roads, upon their bonds, sufficient
amounts to insure the success of the project.
THE GREAT BAM FORGERY
THE CHIEF CULPRITS CA UOHT BT THE
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
Swindled Out of Half a Million Dol?
lars-The Flaw that Led to the Plot'
Discovery-Part of the Plunder Re?
The forgeries on the Bank of England, ot
which some details were given oy telegraph,
was one of ihe most Bkilful known ol late
years. It was discovered on March 1st by the
merest accident. It was a most elaborate con?
spiracy, the object being to have forged bills
discounted. It must have been carried out by
men of considerable acquaintance with com?
mercial affairs of large capital. The Bank ol
England exercises very great caution in al?
lowing discount accommodalion to new cus-1
tomers; any person requiring to open a | i
"discount account" must be introduced by
one ot the directors, and very carelul ioqui-1 .
ries are made into his respectability and sol?
vency. But the bank has also a branch in
the Westend, at Burlington Gardens, for the 11
convenience o? those gentlemen aud trades-1 i
men who might flud it inconvenient to Jour?
ney to the city on business. This branch
naturally ls not ordinarily concerned with the 11
large bill transactions ol city commerce, and
in consequence ls less bound by strict regula- ?.
lions In dealing with any business which, by 11
chance, may come to lt. Thia was the point
chosen by the conspirai ors lor i heir at tack
Some mouths ago an American named Fred?
erick Albert War reu, but who also appears to
have gone ny the name ol G. J. Horton, open?
ed a deposit accouat willi ihe Burlington Gar
den's branch, for which he would only want
the introduction of a customer. He behaved .
tor some Mme Just like any ordinary curtomer 11
of good resources. He drew upon his balance | I
and renewed lt, but kept ll always at a guod
figure. Alter awhile be deposited some bills
They were good and genuine bills. Still he
was'careful not to be hasty, and he continued
his transactions with the bank until he had
acquired the reputation of a person engaged I ,
In legitimate commerce and thoroughly trust 1
At length the moment came for the presen?
tation of the forged bills. They were dis?
counted withomfit?sltation, and the authors of.
the fraud had, to all appearance, succeeded in 1
safely pocketing about a hundred thousand | f
pounds. Some of the money, lt appears, was
invested In United Stales bonds, so that to the
last they might avoid the appearance of doing
anything unusual. They are said to be Amer?
icans, and wbat more natural tuan that they
should desire bonds of their own country ?
AU these arrangements were masterpieces of
logen.iiiv and patience. But the bills them
selves must have required the greatest
amount of labor. lu the flrst place, 1t
many ol' the laren firms upon whom the
bills purported to be drawn are In the habit
ot usine a peculiar kind of paper, 11
with certain water-marks and printed mat?
ter. All this would have to be imitated, and
as the bills were drawn on more than one
firm, there must have been several such Imi?
tations. There remained the drawing of the
bills und the affixing the signatures, and each
bill must have required a series of feats In
successful forging. Some bil's were backed | '
by several acceptors, so that lhere might
easily be as muoy RS halt a dozin signatures
on a single bill. Yet th? bills were so perfect
that not one ol them was questioned on ihe
ground of the acceptances nut appearing
genuine. The plot had, to ail appearances, a
success which Its ennsummute skill and
patience deserved. The money was ob?
tained. Thu bills were drawn nt three
months' da<e. No further Inquiry was
likely lo be mude about them uuiil they
fell due, and the forgers would have ample
time for placing themselves lar beyond all
risk of capture. But the men who haa exerted | ti
a skill, foresight, and perseverance sufficient
to Insure the un heal lal lug acceptance ol forged
bills, could not escape one trivial blunder
which revealed the whole plot. They pre?
sented two bills In which ihe dale of accept?
ance had been omitted. The whole calendar
was at their disposal-, they knew perfectly
well that a Kingle Blip lu the usual formalities 1
would be Ulai, and yet they fell lalo the tolly t
o? marring their whole scheme for lack of a .
date. Inquiry was ol course made of the firm 1
whose acceptance was thus undated; lt was *
discovered that the bill was not genuine, and l
Ihe whole series were thea louod to be for- r
Information waB at once given lo l he po?
lice, and a man named Noyes, utso an Ameil- e
can, who acted as a clerk to Warren, waa ur- [
rested. There ls some doubt, however,
wheiher he was not simply a tool In the
hands of bis principal,and knew nothing of the *
swindle. Warren himself was Been in the ?
city on March 1, the day on which the grand f
coup was lo have beea made ami the securi?
ties huuded over, bul he was fur too ebatp to '
come himseli tor the plunder, and consequent?
ly only Noyes was taken. Warren imm?diate- j
ly disappeared, taking with him United Slates .
bonds (which he bad already obtaiued In pay- 1
ment for the lorged biilp) to ihe amount of t
$220,000. A re<vard ol $2500 was at once of- ]
fered lor his cap: ure. Hud the coup ot March
1 been successful the confederates would have
cleared, lt ls said, upward of half a million J
The Real Rogues Nabbed.
HAVANA, March 20. ,
On the strength of cable dispatches from ,
London, the police here have arrested Austin
Btron Bidwell, alias Warren, his wife, and ?
Harry Nuno, a servant. Bidwell ls supposed
to be the principal operator In the frauds on ,
the Bink of Englaud, and answers to the
description telegraphed by the London po- c
lice. He ls travelling with an American f
passport. He went through France into
Spain, and reached Santandor, where he ,
embarked ou a French steamer for
Havana. The steamer arrived I.ere on Satur- a
day, when ihe whole pariy were taken into f
custody. Bidwell and bis servant, Nuno, are
io Jail and lorbidden to hold communication
wit', any one, or with euch other. The laity
was permitted to remain at a hotel under the
surveillance of the police. Although lhere 1B I.
no extradition treaty bel ween Spain and 11
Great Britain, the authorities will Bend the
whole party back to London If proper proofs
are furnished. A detective 1B expected Here
from England Boon to Identify and take charge .
ol tbe prlsouers. It is stated that confessions 1
of Noyes, the confederate now uoder arrest in
London, fully Implicate Bidwell io the for- | r
The Evidence and the Plunder.
NKW YORK, March 22.
Judson Jarves, clerk of arre?is bureau,
claims that be has discovered to-day strong | ?
prout that George MacDonnell, who was ar?
rested yesterday, ls either F. A. Warren him-1 ?
sell, or one ot his principal confederates In '
the late heavy forgeries ou the Bank of Eng?
land. Letters and packages have been found
here addressed io Austin Bidwell and Abram ,
Bidwell and lo George MacDonnell. The last
mentioned came to Duncan, Sherman A Co . 1
and they know nothing of Its owners. The 1
letters aod packages are supposed lo contain >
the missing bonds of ihe Bank of England.
Proceedings lo attach these letters were com-1
menced lo-day. 11
SAMPLING COTTON IN LIVERPOOL. I [
The Manchester Examiner reports that the
Liverpool Cotton Brokers' Association, In
reply to a suggestion made some months
ago by the association, have received a letter
from the authorities of the enclosed Dock
Warehouse at Liverpool, to the effect that
when cotton damaged by sea water is landed
In future, it will be stowed apart and sampled
separately, samples of both sound and dam?
aged belog sent to the offices for sale. The pre?
vious practice, they sav, is io sample the
sound bales only, leaving the damaged
bales on one side, and, alter the sale, to
pick an? make them merchantable, deliv?
ering them to the buyer, pro rata with tbe
sound bales. Tbe practical effect ol this ar?
rangement, however, is disadvantageous to
the buyers, who, having only seen samples ol
the good cotton, are compelled to lake, also, a
proportion ol the ''black leaf" cotton samples
of which they have not seen; and a real,
though, of course, not an intern ional lraud is
thus often practiced upon. This equivocal
state of things lt ls hoped the new arrange?
ment will effectually prevent. The association
have sent a copy of this resolution to all pri?
vate warehouses, with the request that they
will adopt a similar course.
A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH.
The tVew Schooner Jessie Elizabeth
Auspiciously Christened and Bap?
tized-The Pioneer of a New Coastwise
The announcement made In THE NEWS on
Saturday morning:, that the new three-masted
Bchooner, built by Messrs. J. G. & D. C.
Marsh, Tor the Cbarleaton Coastwise Trans?
portation Company, would be launched be?
tween the hours oil and 2 P. M., last Saturday
afternoon, attracted a large and promiscuous
crowd to the scene of the launching. The
southernmost pier of Palmetto wharves was
covered with spectators of all kinds, as were
ilso Marsh's wharf, the decks of the Dry
Dock, and the sheds and shipping in the
vicinity. The occasion was, Indeed, one well
calculated to interest all classes of the corn
no ni ty, as, apart from the novelty it possessed
n being ihe launch of the first large merchant
ressel built In Charleston during a period of
wenty years, it was recognized as an Indlca
lon of the revival of an Industry that promises I
.0 constitute a prominent source of wealth le I
>olh city and State. The vessel, as she
itood upon her stocks, ready for the plunge
uto the welcoming wave, elicited muon adml
?allon lrom all present. To those unskilled
n nautical affilra, her beautiful model formed
i sufficient recommendation, while to the j
vlBer heads her stalwart frame and iron I
iveted planking afforded far stronger rea
ons for praise. It ls a fact well worthy or
tote that all of the Iron work used in con
(meting this vessel was manufactured ia the I
ten manner possible by Messrs. Ebney dc
)eveaux, shipnra'.ihs, of this city. From her
mslgn pole floated the stars and stripes. From
i si tiff in the position of her mizzenmast dew
i red flag thirty feet long by fourteen leet
leep, which bore her name, "Jessie Eliza
leth," In large white letters. A blue flag with
i white bar in thu centre was hoisted over the I
tep of ber mainmast. The cherished "pal
neito flag," bearing the name of the Palmetto
legana Club," fluttered from her foremast
)oalt ion, and over the end of the bowsprit
raved the Union Jack. In this condition she
vas photographed by Sonder.
At a quarter-past one o'clock Captain C. C. I
Vnlte, of ihe steamer Emilie, Mr. John H.
)eveanx, of the fir ti of Ebney & De veaux,
ir. George Jefferson, the future rigger of ihe I
?essel, Mr. E. R. While and several other gen
lernen, ascended to her deck. At thirty min
ites past one the signal was given to cut away
he stays, and Immediately tte blows of a I
luudred axes resounded lu obedience, while
hose persons on deck braced themselves for
he plunge, and a murmur of excitement ran
brough the crowd of spectators. At the
ame moment Mr. George Jefferson climbed
rom the deck to the end of the bowsprit,
rilli a bottle ol wlue, and two experienced
ars stationed themselves ready lo slacken I
nd relieve the strain on the hawsers, which
rere made fast on the starboard side of the
essel to prevent ber from riding ont into the
iream. Faster ply the blows of the axes j
eneath. "She's going," cry the spectators. I
Irush goes the bottle of wine over ber bow I
9 the "Jessie Elizabeth" is christened with I
Il the honors. Those on deck are suddenly I
hrown from their leet; the vessel shoots Into
he dock, and plunges through ihe foaming
pater like a maddened monster of the deep. I
.'be spectators hold their brealb, the hawsers
iretch and strain, and a cloud of tmoke rises I
ibove the larboard bulwarks, where ihe Irte
loa of the flying hawsers threatens lo ignite
he live oak bus. Now one of the hawsers j
?arts in the middle and dnr'.s backward each
vay, like the head of an angry serpent. Bull
he impetus ot the vessel is destroyed, and she j
ocks from side lo side for a moment, and
hen ells still, with the ease and grace of a I
iwan. The launch has been successfully per-1
leriormed, and lis accomplishment Is an- I
jounced by a deafening outburst of applause. I
die launch was acknowledged by the experts I
(resent *.o have been one of the most success-1
ul ever made. The vessel was afterwards I
Irawn close up lo the wharf and visited by I
nany persons. Her draft was five feet
our ?aches aft, and five feet eight Inches I
orward, being remarkably near the an-1
icipatlons ot her bulldeiB, who calen-1
aled lor nix feet. The future master oi I
he " JeBile," Captain W. H. Brower, ol New j
ferse;, arrived from New York on the steam- j
ihtp Charleston, at 3 u'clock lo the morning, I
tod was present at the launch. The rigging
viii be done, under his superintendence, by I
lr. George Jefferson, of this elly, and it ls I
xpected that the vessel will be ready for sea
.bout the middle ot April. It ls pfobable that
he Messrs. Marsh will shortly commence the I
oostructlon of another vessel of similar size
or the same company.
About an hour after the launch, the Messrs. I
farsb Invited their employees to partake of
. substantial collation, prepared by Mr. Lonls
leoak e. At the end of the collation, Mr.
ieorge E. Huzelhurst, bookkeeper of the
ieesrs. Marsh, appeared upon the scene, with I
> Fquare paper box under each arm, and ap
troachlog Mr. J. G. Marsh, took from one of
he boxes a handsome silver goblol. In a few I
veil-limed remarks he informed Mr. Marsh
hat his employees being desirous of furnish-I
ng a testimonial of regard for the kindness I
md consideration they had received at the
lands ol' himself and his brother, had contrib
ned to purchase two silver goblets, which I
ie had been delegated to present. He hoped
hat the Messrs. Marsh would accept the I
robl?is as souvenirs ol the warm friendship I
tnterlained towards them by their employees,
?"hree cheers wem given for the brothers, I
ind each personally returned thanks for the I
lilt?. Mr. J. G. Marsh then announced lhat I
t also became bis pleasant duty to present to j
be foreman of the ship'carpenters, Mr. E. H. I
Jay, a trifling memorial of the recognition by
llmseir and brother ol Mr. Day's valuable as
listance in the construction ol the vessel JUBI I
Hunched. He then produced a small masonic
ila ol blue enamel set in gold, and Inlaid with
>earls and gold In Hie form ol atquareandl
?ompass. Mr. Day received ihe pin and
irlefly thanked the donors, being cut short J
n his remarks by three cheers. Another j
.ound ol cheers was given for Captain j
?row?r, who made a suitable response. The j
neeiing theu adjourned. The goblets and I
jin were furnished for the occasion by Mr. j
fames Allan. I
A REPORTED DEFALCATION.
The Savannah News says: "We learn that
ntormatlon was received here yesterday, stat
ng thal a defalcation hud been discovered io
he Savannah Dostofflce department to the
imount ol' several thousaud dollars. It ls
uleged that the defalcation extends over a
jerlod ot two years back and up to a recent
iate. There have been In ibis time several
shanges In the department here, and we un?
terstand the particular party concerned bas
jot been designated. As ihe treasury agent.
?bo was here recently inspecting matters, re?
ported the present books all correct, the sub?
ordinate now In office need feel no alarm-the
past is under a cloud, not the present."
CHILDREN OF THE CROSS.
ST. PATRICK'S SUNDAY-SCHOOL.
Annual Celebration and Distribution of
Tbe annual celebration of the large and
flourishing Sunday-school attached to St.
Patrick's Catholic Church toon place yester?
day afternoon, and was closed by the dlstrl-1
button ol a large number ol premiums. The
attendance was unusually large, lt being next
to Impossible to obtain standing room. The
exeroises were conducted by the Rev. John
Moore, D. D., pastor of the church, assisted
by the Rev. C. B. Northrop and Mr. J. T.
Kanapaux, superintendent of the school.
Several hymns were sung by the children and
their teachers at regular intervals, and added
much to the pleasure of the occasion.
The report of Superintendent Kanapaux
showed that the Behool was In a satisfactory
and flourishing condition. The total number
of puplis was lour hundred and eighty-seven,
and the number of the officers and teachers
fllty-lwo, making a grand total of five hun?
dred and thirty-nine. The average attend?
ance during the year was large, and much
better iban during the previous year. The
report also commented favorably on the con?
duct and proficiency of the pupils, and gave
great praise to the teachers for their zeal and
activity. Toe collections for the school dur?
ing the year, besides furnishing a melodeon
and paying a large part of the cost of the
Behool library, were almost sufficient to liqui?
date the current expenses of the school, and
the superintendent bad reason to hope that
by the end of the next year the entire debt
of the school would be paid off. The children
were represented as thoroughly Interested In
the library, bul It waa desirable that the
parents ol the children should subscribe more
generally to the library than they had pre- j
The first step in the distribution of pre?
miums was the. drawing for the sliver prize
medals provided for the pupils most proficient j
In the catechism prepared by Bishop England.
There were two of these medals, one for the
boys and another tor the girls. There were
thirty-nine contesting girls for the medal, as
Margaret Riley, Annie Walker, Mary E. Kan?
apaux, Nora Fitzgerald, Annie O'Bonrke, Maiy
Collins. Mary J. Colclough, Sonbla Riley, Kate
Riley, Annie Dufly, Emily O'Rourke, Maria
Maleny, Ellen Keenan. Eva A. Kanapaux,
Mary Bcgganle. Mary Flnnessee, Kalie Mar?
ran, Mary McElves, Maud Cade, Mary Calla?
han, Mary W?chter, Mary A. Dtinnler, Ellen
Cahill, "Emily Walker, M. A. Sheridan, Clara
DeCamps, Kate Hal plue, Octavia Trout, Mary
Dunn. Margaret Lynns, Mary E. Kenny, Nora
Cullinane, Mary A. Beed, Mary A. Tighe, Ellen
Maiirrlson, Alice Boyle, Julia Keenan, Julia
Sanders and Annie Louisa Murray. The
medal was drawn by Mary W?chter.
The contesting "boys were twelve In num?
ber, as follows :
John Conner. Thomas Morris, John Horan,
F. Warren, Michael Green, J. Colclough, S.
Cahill, W. Byrnes, James Wallace, Charles
Walcott, E. P. Wall, and Willie Moore. Chas.
Walcott drew the medal.
The premiums consisted of silver medals
and crosses, rosaries, boobs, picture cards,
Ac. They were distributed In the lollowlng
First Cl IRS-Mary E. Kanapaux, Annie
Duffie, Lizzie Mcsweeney, Ellen Kernan, Ma?
rla Moioo)', Kate Shanahan, Margaret Riley,
Mary O'Mara. Second Division-First honor,
Mary Mcivers, Eva A. Kanapaux, Kate Nunan.
Julia Dulon, Anna Pluder; second Donor,
Mary J. Colclough, Clara DH Camps. Mary A.
Sheridan, Norah Cullinane; third honor. Mary
W?chter. Emily O'Rourke, Octavia Trout,
Lizzie Earlynew. Second Class-Mary Fin?
nessee, Anna O'Rourke, Mary Kenny, Kale
Meredith, Mary E. Kenny, Alice O'Leary, Mag?
gie Laffin. Second Division-Kate Riley, Julia
Meredith, Annie Sullivan, Mary M. Bead, Sophia
Riley, Maud Cade, Mary Callahan, Btvsle Cor;
coran, Surah Lucas. Third Class-Lzzle Mc- j
Crain, Norah Fnz.'era'd. Julia Keenan. Ellen
Cahill, Caroline Duffy, Della Carroll, Ada Beat?
ty. F-iirth Ciase-Mary Rowland, Mary Can?
non. Mary Nun in, Mary Ri.ey, Miry Bogganle,
Sarah Lyons, M iry A. Sullivan, Mary Henn?s-1
sey, Julia Carroll. Filth Clas-Julia Saun?
ders, Mary Croghan. Kate Halpine, Kate
Leonard, Mary Commins, Emma Cade, Emily
Walker. Sixth Class-Sarah Ryan, Katie
Doue, Margaret Kenny, Norah Kenny, Annie |
Simons, Cnarlolle Carn, Maggie Lyons, Annie
Ward. Seventh Class-Ellen Pinder, Rose
Shanahan, Mary Collins, Annie Du tort. Mary
(.orrie. Mary Keefe, Mary Tighe. Ellen Marlon,
Della Beatty. Mary Cullinane. Eighth Class
M. A. Dunnler, Minnie Commins, Anule Q nun,
Margaret O'Mara, Sarah Cahill. Ninth Class
Anna Walker, Mary Blake, Katie Byan, Mary
Duggan, Margaret Prendergast, Catharine Wil?
liams, Mary E. McDowall. Tenth Class-Mary
Duun, Ellen Hennessey, LenaArtope, Mary
(Jorgan, Minnie Hagan, Mary Hartnett, Sarah
O'Mara. Eleventh Class-Eleanor Kanapaux,
Norah Hogan, Julia Sullivan, Nln i Spriggs,
Mary A. Morris, Mary O'Dea, Lilla Murray,
Laura Walker. The children ot the twelfth
and thirteenth classes, constituting the pri?
mary department, all received premiums.
First Class-Dennis Brennan, E. P. Wall,
M. Storen, James Corcoran, Charles Walcott,
J. Hughes, Wm. Commins. Edward Dun
nier, J. Conner, W. Byrne, M. Oreen, F. H.
Warren, J. Horan, Wm. Leonard, J. Sullivan,
Ttios. Morris. Second Class-John H. Wall,
E. Conlln, Jos. W?chter, F. Carney, M. Crog-1
han. Third Clase-Philip Cahill, James
Hughes. Wm. Daly, James Beatty. Fourth
Class-J. Colclough, J. D.innler, W. Duggon.
J. White. Fifth Class-John Riley, James
Wallace, John Twohin, F. W. Millings. Sixth
Class-John Devereux, John Hogan, John
Calnan. L. Cahill, E. Prendergrast, P. Hunne
berry, L Mirphy, Wm. Garr?s. Seventh
Class-Wm. Sullivan, John Whalen, John
O'Brien, M. Murphy, John Hudson, John
Grace. Eighth Class-Patrick Riley, A. Stew?
art, Dan Morgan. James Hanlon, Thoa. Orag
an, Tbns. Dowling, Matthew Beed, Julian Beat?
ty, M. Fitzgerald. Ntnih Class-Wm. Conner,
Thomas Murray, H. Wrdker, Thomas Con?
lln, Thomas O'Brien. Tenth Class-Hugh
O'Rourke, Johu Bynes, William Hunt, John
Harrisson. Eleventh COBB-Charles Wanuell,
John O'Brven, M. St?ren, W. Moore, C. Pow
ern, Michael O'Neill, John O'Brien. Twelfth
Class-Junes Wau, John Mcivers, William
Green, William Prendergast, Nick Julge, WU-1
liam Kiley. William Spam. Thirteenth Class
C. F. Shanahan, Frank Devereux, Joseph
Losauno. J. J. johnson, T. D. Lanigan, F. M.
Volght, Henry W?chter, James Horan, 8. J.
Coates, P. J. Duggan, R. Stewart.
The children ol the fourteenth and fifteenth
constitute the primary department, and a
prize was given to each. Dr. Moore conclud?
ed the exercises willi a few remarks ofen-|
couragraent to the pupils. He also presented
to Mr. P. J. Kruse, the teacher of the second
division ol the first class of boys, a set ol
beautiful gold sleeve buttons, which had been
purchased by the pupils under Mr. Kruse's
care, as a testimonial of their regard for him.
ST. JOSEPH'S SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Annual Distribution of Prizes.
The annual exercises ot the Sunday school
connected with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic
Church were held, yesterday afternoon, in the
church on Anson street, In presence of a large
congregation composed of the parentB and
friends of the scholars. The exercises con?
sisted of the singing of a number ol Sunday
school melodies by the scholars, addresses by
the pastor and the superintendent, and the
annual difitributlun ol priaes to the most de?
serving of the scholars.
The report of the superintendent, D. O'Neill,
Esq., shows an encouraging degree 01 pro
gress during the three years that the Sunday
I school bas been organized. He recommended
to the parents to acquaint themselves from
time to time with the progress and standing
of their children, by consulting and signing
the cards which are lurnlehed to the pupils,
which would prevent the unjust suspicion of J
favoritism In the awards of prizes and marka
of distinction. The school now numbers one
hundred and ten boys and one hundred and
three girls, and the average attendance dur- ]
lng the past year has been one hundred and
seventy-five. The death of Master James
Moran, a promising pupil of the school, whloh
occurred during the past year, was feelingly
alluded to. The Christian Doctrine Associa?
tion connected with the school was mentioned
as having contributed greatly to its success,
and the co-operation of the parishioners In
advancing the objects of the association was
earnestly solicited. This association had usu?
ally lurnlshed the means to purchase the gilts
distributed as annual prizes, but this year the
amount collected had not been sufficient for
that purpose, and the deficiency had been sup?
plied by the generosity of their pastor, the
Rev. C. J. Croghao. In con erosion tho super- J
Intendent returned the sincere thanks of the
Sunday-school lo the good Sisters Isadore
and Angeline, for their untiring zeal in ad?
vancing the children in their Christian du?
ties, and to all the teachers of the school lor
their laitbful labors and unceasing Interest in j
the religious Instruction of the children en?
trusted to their care.
The school was then briefly addressed by tho
Rev. Mr. Crogban, who returned his thanks to
the teachers for their labors in behalf of the
children, and to the children for their gener?
ally prompt and full attendance during the
year. He alao exhorted the parents to mani?
fest an Increased Interest in the spiritual wel?
fare of their children by causing them to at-1
tend regularly to their catechism, their con- j
fessions, their Sunday school and their morn?
ing and evening devotions.
After the singing of another hymn the
children who had won prizes by their dili?
gence and regular attendance daring .the
year were called up in turn by the superinten?
dent and presented with their prizes by the
pastor. The first prize for the boys, which
was awarded to Master John Brown, consisted
of a neat sliver badge In the form ot across,
with a pin attached. The first prize an?
nounced tor the girls was a silver medal en?
graved with the name of the scholar and the
inscription, "St. J. 8. 8., 1873." There were,
however, five pupils whose records were all
so perfect that lt was found Impossible to award
the prize to any one of them, and accordingly
five of the medals were ordered, and pre?
sented to each of these, successful competi?
tors, Misses Annie Burke, Mary Comar, Kate
Poniard, Annie Caulfield and Mary Bickies.
The rest of the prizes consisted of bandsomely
bound and Instructive book?, and the names
of the pupils to whom they were awarded are
First Class-Michael Sweeny, John Walsh,
John Morrissey, Second Class-John Har?
rington, Cornelius Lannigan, Wm. Bury.
Third Class-James Walsh, Maurice Hart?
nett, John Sharkley. Fourth Class-Edward
Barry, Francis Murphy, Patrick Lannigan.
Fifth Class-John Conlon, James Delaney,
John Conroy, James Dunn. Sixth Glass
George Duffy, PeterMcKenny, Edward Walsh.
Seventh Clase-Walter Ansaldo, Michael M.
Comar, Charles Duffy, Criarles Douglass.
Eighth Class-T. Brennan. Wm. Harrington,
timothy De.laoy. Ninth Class-Joseph Bees,
George Matson, Thomas Buller, Otto Ferraro.
Tenth Class-Wm. Conlln, Robert Lightfoot,
Frank Petrina, Hugh Ferguson, Jr. Wm. Kelly,
Second Class-Mary Sharkey, Mary Welch,
Mary O'Neill, Lizzie O'Ne.ll, Alice Moran,
Maria Douglas, Lizzie TorKage, Susie Murray,
Julia Dothage. Third Class-Mary Petrina,
Pauline Jefferson. Bate Divine, Bridget
Walsh. Fourth Class-Mary Conlln, Julia
Harrington, Muggie Comar, Fanny Dlnneen,
Tneresa Llghtheart, Maggie Burke. Fifth
Class-Muggie Sharkey. Mary Brennan, Mary
Dillon, Mary Dean, Mary Caulfield. Sixth
Class-Ellen Haves, Fannie Molony, Mary
O'Herion, Mary Burke. Seventh Ciass-Mary
Francis Duffy, Alice E. Ferguson, Amelia Man?
dle!), Jos?phine Scarier, Nora Poniard, Eighth
Class-Laura Llghtheart, Theresa Poniard,
Lizzie Beld. Ninth Class-Mary Magrath, Be
becca Grant, Lizzie Conlln, Margaret Walsh,
Bridget Barry. Tenlh Class-Kale Sheridan,
Kale Dougherty, Alice Dillon.
Tbe presentations vf ere accompanied by a
pleasant word from the kind pastor to each
of the successful children, and after the sing'
lng of another hymn the exercises were con
eluded with a benediction.
HOTEL ARRIVALS-MARCH 99 AND ?3.
J Gorham, Savannah; Jos a Bennett, Philadel?
phia; N A Lindley, Jno F Vaux, New York. F Mar
obey, Jacksonville; J J HotchkiSB, R M Neilson,
Baltimore; Geo 0 Taylor, New York; DH Vincent,
Boston; J S SlosBan, Indy and maid, New York; D
0 Wiokham and lady, Titusville, Pa; Jno A Rai?
son, Iowa; Jno H Hamilton, London; Geo WOro- j
der, Memphis; Gee M Groves, W B Henloa, New
York; c G Hammond and lady, Mrs G W Snow,
Miss H E Snow, chicano; Geo P Baker, Provi?
dence; E W Glover, Springfield; 0 B Dowd, New
York; G R Dunn and lady, Nswark, N J; Miss F N
Buck, South Carolina; H Furchgott, Florida; H W
Scudder, savannah; E Butler, E Miller, JD Bil?
lard, W 0 Butler, Meridian, Conn: W o Beecher,
New York; E French. Cleveland; P L w gginu,
Beaufort; E F Patchen and lady, Brooklyn, N Y;
Jno Block, Baltimore; 0 0 Wiggins, Providence; 0 j
H Walton and lady, Tallahassee; H A Nub, New
Orleans; W 0 Haskins and lady, Boston; j
H P Rood, Augusta; W B carver and lady, Phila?
delphia; G W Foster and lady, Mrs Geo Opdyke,
the Misses Parl?e, F H Thomas and lady. New
York; F W Spaulding. Wilmington; Edward Phe- j
lao, New York; M A Clyne, Matanzas; E D Pear
Ball, North Carolina; Ur J S scheuet and lady,
B S WyckoS, Philadelphia; J McDoaongh, RS
Long, Savannah; T Goodby, New York; Frank B
Conyer, Washington; H C sanborn, Detroit; 0 W
Willard. Vermont; - Woodard, Washington;
E R Uaffy. New York; H D Green. Columbus; J L
Gllkerson, H P Hodges, Cokesbury; Y J Pope,
Newbery; 0 A Seymoar, Georgia; O o Dawson,
New York; R T Ford, lady and two children,
Louisville; Henry A Muss, Sooth Carolina; W S
Monteith, columbia; J F Ain .worth, New York; M
W Graham, B act;ville.
J E Mciver, South Carolins ; 0 A Colclough, Sum?
ter; Henry Heins, Ridgeway; M K Suillffe' Cleve?
land. Ohio; P J Tormery, Plattsburg. N Y; Jas E
Godfrey, Atlanta; Thoa Fahey, Augusta; T W
swift, Elberton, Ga; Mrs Pr.tchard, Augusta; D J
Emden, Savannah; Jos D Pope, columbia; E B j
Benson, Hartwell. Ga; R P Anthy, Orangeburg;
Geo E Prltchett, clarendon; A S Ross, Jr, and
lady, Master Ross, Dayton, Ohio; A J Hayden,
Agent christie's Troupe; J H Wells, Milford, Pa; C
Lamed, Boston; J Bradford, Newport,RI; SD
clark and lady, M Gleason, New York; WO Has?
kins and lady, Boa ton; J A Baynes, Baltimore, 0 !
B Martin, Georgia; H M Clark, South Carolina; R
H Reave?, Marion; S M ?skins, Timmonsvllle; H
O Rice, Lexington Despatch; J W Hutchinson, Ap?
pleton, wis ; A S Tnnnell, Philadelphia; S Sweet
and lady. Dansvllle, N Y; the Misses Livings, Miss
Barnes, MKS Soven, Boston; G J Myers, Pouts*
ville, S C; S P Drafts, South Carolina; G li Drafts,
G A Kamlaer, Richland, S C; Jales. Kahn, Sooth j
M.?JJH J J11 I /t tr M KMLMMUf Vdufuvw
Beginning of the Inrestigatlon into
the Effect of the Acid Fume* OB the
Farm Crop? on the Heek.
The commlllee appointed by the Agricultu?
ral Society to Investigate the foundation for
the complainte o? the farmers that their crops
in the vicinity of the phosphate works aro
suffering lp)ury from the fames o? tbe sul?
phuric acid chambers, bare, with the assist?
ance of Dr. St, Julien Be.venel on the part of
the phosphate companies, and Dr. Lewis B.
Gibbes for the farmers, recently commenced
Its work by visiting several o? the rarma al?
leged to bave sustained injury. Tb? crops
npon these farms were found to be in a dis?
eased condition, but similar appearances were
also observed In the crops upon several other .
larms beyond the reach of the fumes. Very
good reasons, therefore, appear tor supposing
that the condition of the crops Is due rather
to the Influence of purely natural causes than
to the action of the fumes alluded to.
This conclusion ls also borne oat by1
chemical laws and by the evidence
afforded In a paton of vegetables which
.were found to be In _a flonrlBhln.gr ?asv?
dillon under the walis of the Peolflo Guano
Company's Works. The fames which ailsa,
from the phosphate works are composed
wholly of nitric and sulphorio acid gases, and
it is a well established chemical iaot that
these gases, Instead of being injurious, are
highly beneficial to vegetation. Numerous
Illustrations of this iaot are to be found In the
suburbs of Baltimore and other. Northern
cities, where all kinds of vegetable life flour?
ish immediately aronnd the m an ul ac tori ea of
sulphuric acid. The supposition that the crone
on the Neck have been injured by the sulphu?
ric acid fumes appears to be based upon the
fact that, In the vicinity o? the soda manufac?
tories In England, where sulphuric auld is
made in large quantities, the vegetation over
a wide belt of country ls utterly destroyed.
But the English case is not a parallel one to
onrr, for the destruction of the vegetation
around the soda manufactories is doe toa
very poisonous gas called chlorine, which ls
generated In vast quantities In the prooees
o? making soda by tbe action of sul?
phuric acid upon common salt, for the pur?
pose of changing the latler to sulphate, of so
dlum. Thus lt will be seen lt Is highly im?
probable that the farmers haye been Injured
by the fumes of the phosphate works. It ls,,
however, more probable that the condition of
their crops has resulted partly from the ex?
treme severity of the winter weather, and
partly from the removal from the soil, by ex?
haustive cultivation, of certain constituents
essential to the well-being o? the plants. The
investigations of the committee will occupy a
period of over one month more In order to
observe the condition ot the crops which will,
spring np too late to be Injured by the cold,
and the soils of all parts ot the Neck will be
carefully analyzed by the accompanying chem?
ists to ascertain whether they contain ail the
elements known to be essential to vegetable
life. As the matter ls one of great Importance;
to both farmers and phosphate manufacturers,
the report of the committee will be anxiously
looked for. _
JOTTINGS ABOUT TUE STATE.
-A dramatic club ls being formed In Union.
-A large number of colored people return?
ed to Newberry recently from toe West;
-There are one hundred voting ladles lo
attendance at Reid ville Female College'.
-Wm. McKeuna bas been commissioned as
auditor ol Lancaster County.
-A red fox leisurely perambulated the
streets ot Bock HUI on Friday.
-A Republican paper is to be started in
-A sojourner In Columbia, lira. S herrod,
of Pap sale, New Jersey, died on Saturday af?
-The dwelling of Hr. C. E. Cobb, of Bock,
Hill, narrowly escaped destruction by fire last
-The annual fair of the Peedee Agricultu?
ral and Mechanical Association will be held at
Cheraw on tne dfteentb or next October.. .
-Bock Hill abominates dogs, and meditates
a crusade against the roaming canines in that
-General J. B. Dennis has been commis?
sioned as superintendent of tbe State Pani-,
-Major-General Irwin McDowell, United
States army, arrived in Columbia on Friday
on a lour of inspection through the Sooth.
-Io Beaufort, on Monday last, Kresael's
gray horse was won by Captain Buckley at
a rame by a throw of forty-three. .
-Walbal'a wants Its people to toro their at?
tention to brick making, excellent clay tor
the purpose being plentiful there.
-The fair last week given by tbe ladles of
St. Thaddeus' Church, in Aiken, in aid ol the
rectory now bullding was e grand success.
-Aiken's recent colored tournament was 1.
very creditable affair. There were many
-Bute Treasurer Cardoso has announced
that he can make no payments, at present, on
any appropriation, the school fnod excepted. '
-A colored mao, in tbe suburbs cf Beaufort, [
had hi3 loot cut off by an enraged husband,,
whose matrimonial felloiiles he was appropri?
ating to himself.
-Mr. Sellers, a machinist In the service of .
Columbia, Charlotte and Augusta Railroad
Company, while at work on one oi the loco?
motives In the car shop in Columbia, bad his
hand severely crushed. The accident will, lt'
ls feared, disable him permanently.
* ? - ? ?
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a regular meeting o? Jefferson Lodge,
No. 4,1. 0. 0. F., held on Tuesday evening, the
18th Instant, the following tribute of respect waa'
in the mysterious workings O? Divine Provi?
dence, whose ways are past Anding out, another
of our well-beloved brothers has been removed . -
from our midst, and wo are called upon to mourn
the death of our late brother. Patt Grand James
Sllcox, who, daring half a Ufo time, served the:
cause of Odd Fellowship and this Lodge in every
capacity, from the humblest to the most exalted, -
performing the highest and the gravest and most.
delicate dattes with credit to himself and honor
to our order.
A truly worthy brother has passed away, ant
we who survive htm can ask no better examples
or regularity, devotion, zeal and integrity than'
was exhibited by him while he waa a number - of
this lodge, during more than a quarter of a centu?
ry. While we monrn his loss, yet ate we eon?
soled by the assurance that, through hone in tba
greatest mercy of a Benign Greater, hs was.weil
prepared to pasa through the Golden Gatea into
the Celestial city.
May we,so cherish the memory of bis virtues
and (aithrnlaess as an Odd Fellow that we rosy be
ever ready lor the summons. Therefore, be lt
.Resolved. That In the death or our late brother.
Past. Gr?nd James si.cox. Jefferson Lodge, so. 4,
LOO. F., or charleston, s. o, bas lost a mem?
ber whose zeal and regularity or deportment
waa equalled only by his Integrity and services
to the urder or Odd Fellows, and one who bas
left na a bright example of devotion to our be?
loved order. , . _.. ".
Resolved, That while we bow In humble sub?
mission to the will of Bim who doeth all Wan
well and are consoled by the thoogbt that ?vor
loss 'ls his gato." yet we mourn bim aa one wnosa
place smoug ai cann-.t b Ailed. fh_
Resolved, That we tender to bis tgSf?xSJSl
snrance of our sympaiby in
and that a cory of tam MtfJ?Bil"""
courier ana NXWB. ..
Extract from the Minutes, w. m. sauna.