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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Friday Morning, May 10, 1872.
ME, Chamberlain on the Washington
We received yesterday a copy of a let?
ter, printed in pamphlet form, addressed
by Mr. D. H. Chamberlain to Hon. Ha?
milton Fish on the subject of the Wash?
ington treaty. The letter embodies Mr.
Chamberlain's views, and his reasons
therefor, in regard to'the course whioh
the United States should pursue in rela?
tion to the ponding controversy over the
' muddled question of consequential da?
It may strike some as a trifle forward
in Mr. Chamberlain to volunteer his ad?
vice to the Secretary of State on a mat?
ter of suoh high diplomatic imp?rtanos.
He anticipates this himself, and justifies
what some might consider his presump?
tion upon the ground that "tho danger
of o grave and far-reaching mistake on
the part of our Government is sufficient
eause for the most direct und earnest
effort of any citizen" to guard ngainst it.
We do not feel disposed, after reading
his letter, to carp at Mr. Chamberlain
for presuming to intrude his opinion
even, upon suchen exalted functionary
as Mr. Fish. Every citizen certainly
has the right to tender his advioe to
public officials with reference to ques?
tions involving the common interests;
and whether he be presuming or intru?
sive in doing no. depends very much
upon the value of the suggestions whioh
he has to offer.
Measured by this standard, Mr. Cham?
berlain's letter needs no apology. The
immodesty, if there be any, recedes en?
tirely from view when one turns to con?
sider the sensible, luoid and convincing
manner in whioh the writer disposes of
the "snag" of consequential damages
that now checks the progress of the arbi?
tration, and seems likely to result in the
final destruction of the treaty. The pro?
priety of the original insertion into the
"American ease" of the olaims for indi?
rect damages. Mr. Chamberlain does not
propose to disouss, further than to say
that their presence exoited universal sur?
prise in this country as well as in Eng?
land. He evidently thinks that our Qo
. vornmont made a faux pas in presenting
the preposterous demand, and we agree
with him. To ns it is evident that the
leading motive in the preparation of the
"American case" was not as it should
have been, the su o o ess of the treaty and
the establishment of the prinoiple of na?
tional arbitration;] but at the risk of
losing all the great advantages whioh, as
set S?rth by Mr. Chamberlain, the treaty
secured to the United States and to the
cause of oivilization throughout the
world, to hoist Grant in the estimation of
the people by the "consequential" tone
assumed towarl England, and the hero
cf Appomattox, ss it were, adding
additional lanrels to his bro ir by
"bearding" the British lion in his den.
Such, indeed, was the first impulse of
the people when the "oase" was pub?
lished, and such, doubtless, would have
been the general opinion now, if only
the thing bad worked well. Bat Eng?
land's refusal to continuo the arbitra?
tion, unless onr "case" be modified, and
the certainty of the subversion of thc
treaty, and the possibility of a war that
might ensue, caused our people to re
fleet; and they have pretty generally
concluded that Grant's bearding thc
British lion is likely to "cost more thar
it will oome to." Bolstered up by thc
first outburst of thoughtless popular ap
plause, Grant was induced to put on i
stiff upper lip, and to insist very firmly
upon sustaining the cane as presented
under the impression that England
would change her base, the British Hoi
turn tail to the bull pnp of A merioa, anc
Grant become a hero again. It was i
bold, though stupid, game. Ulyssej
played. it and lost. He is now in a tor
taring quandary, and at last accounts, ii
the depths of bis perplexity.abd de
epondenoy, had oalled in the Committee
of Foreign Relations, to see it safet;
might not be found in a multitude o
oounseUort; or, at least, the fearful re
sponsibility, to some extent, shifted t<
We think Mr. Chamberlain has indi
oated to bim the best course to pursue
so far aa the welfare of the country i
concerned; and, perhaps, the best thin,
for Grant, too, viz: to make an absolut
Withdrawal of the olaims for inferen tin
damages, and preserve the solid ad
vantages of the treaty. Hr. Ohambei
lain founds this opinion on the ground?
to state them in brief terms, that th
treaty ie ot incomparably greater vain
than the incidental damages, and thc
the national honor will be better 001
salted by acknowledging an error tha
by maintaining a falso position, simpi
because it bas once been taken. This i
very trae, bat still it is not very orediti
ble for Grant, nor comfortable for tb
country, that oar Government is left
only saoh an alternative.
A Southerner, though, ts not in a po?
sition to pronounce judgment on this
question of a settlement ot the Alabama
claims. It would como with little grace
from ex-Oonfederates to desire to eeo
England suffer heavily for what, \a its
worst features, was nothing more than
assisting ns in our struggle for inde?
pendence, as we conoeived it. But we
would* nevertheless, bo glad to see tho
difficulty Bottled in a manner alike credi?
table and advantageous to both COUD trien,
if that be possible.
Trie Confcilei ato Dead,
To-doy loving hearts will devote to
tho memory of the noble sons of the
South who fell bravely battling for tho
oaase of Southern ind?pendance, and
gentle hands, in token of their kindly
and honored remembrance, will drcBs
with flowers the places where rust their
mortal remains. The return of this an?
niversary recalls sad memories of tho
past, when war was raging. While thou?
sands of the noblest sons of the South
were marshaled nuder tbe "stars and
bars" in defenoe of their firesides, their
mothers, sisters and a dearer one Btill
than all others, with aching hearts, were
anxiously waiting for tidings from their
loved ones. Each spark of the wires
whioh bore the news of the battle, whe?
ther a victory or a reverse, carried
mourning io some fireside, and mingled
with ths rejoicings for victory were the
lamentations for the nobie dead. We ii
did tho men in grey perform their duty,
under the gnidanoe of their chieftains,
Lee and Jackson, and oar own slain
leaders, Gregg, Perrin, Jsnkins and
Gist. They performed glorious deeds of
valor, and fell with their faoea to tho foe.
When the small remnant that was left
succumbed to starvation and overwhelm?
ing numbers, not one word of reproach
was heard-but from their own people,
and from tho whole world, arose a spon?
taneous acknowledgment that heroic
valor and devoted patriotism could do no
more. Although our cause ia lost, and
we have abandoned all resistance, yet wo
oan never cease to be grateful to our
dead heroes for yielding up their lives in
our behalf. Every year, as the month of
May brings with it flowers, will the noble
women of the South pay a sad tributo of
affection to those whom they loved BO
dearly and nursed so tenderly during
their lives. This year another glorious
name has been added to the roll of our
dead. Gen. Bobert E. Lee, the brave
warrior, the true gentleman and the de?
voted Ohristinn, now sleeps with those
whom he so often led to victory. The
list ia increasing daily, until ere long
the Confederate soldiers will live only in
MY ADMINISTRATION.-After thu mas?
terly retreat of the press from the Mili?
tary Hall on Tuesday night, there were
some farther bellicose demonstrations
by the loyal, which, however, ended
without bloodshed, and a state of peace
having been restored, bis Excellency was
permitted to resume the brief review of
the history of "My Administration,"
whioh had been so frequently and naugh?
tily interrnpted. We learn that he took
occasion to say tbat no circumstances of
any nature whatever could possibly in?
duce him to be a candidate for tho guber?
natorial obair again, which may have had
the effect of obtaining for him a hear?
ing. His Ercelloucy was followed ia
turn by his Honor Judge T. J. Mackey,
wbo made one of bis usual telling
speeohes. He blamed the disturbance to
the Bowen faotion, whioh he called tbe
Custom House ring, and then proceeded
to show up tho corruption of tb? party.
His Honor went for the members of the
Legislature with a sharp stick, and said
that he had been to Washington to see
the President, and from bim hud learned
that unless there was a reform effected
in tbe administration of State affairs,
the General Government would have to
make provisions for the government of
the State. By this time, peace reigned
in Warsaw, and Judge Mackey was fol?
lowed by the inevitable, tho honorable
Tim. Hurley. The meeting Anally, after
uii?lnight, adjourned in a high state of
ITOMIOIDH.-Ladt Monday evening,
Mr. George Heokie, the marshal of the
village of Summerville, shot and killed
a negro named John Jackson, whom he
was bringing to jail by order of the In?
tendant of the village. When between
the city and Summerville, Jackson drew
a knife and attempted to stab Mr.
Heokie. In order to prevent the negro
from outting him, Mr. Heckle was com?
pelled to shoot him. He at once re?
ported the affair to the authorities. An
inquest was held over the body, and a
verdiot of justifiable homioide by Mr.
Heokie, in the commission of a lawful
act, was rendered. The deceased was a
very turbulent obaraoter.
A negro laborer was ran over and
killed by the train at Sumter, Wednes?
day. After the oars had gotten under
way, he attempted to get on board, but
missed his footing and fell, the train
passing ' over bim. When assistance
reached him he was found to be dead.
The Swedish immigrants, who settled
in Florida not long ago, have become
dissatisfied, and are returning to their
Tho Cincinnati ff o rat ne ca.
Tho die is east. After aa exciting
I ueesioa of two days, and after a coarse
of measures which havo been marked
with very great wisdom, the. Cincinnati
Convention proceeded yesterday morn?
ing to ballot for the election of candi?
dates for the two highest offices ia the
Union. It will be seen that Horace
Greeley has been nominated for the Pre?
sidency, and Governor B. Gratz Brown
for the Vi ce-Pr enid on ey. A stronger
ticket could not have been selected.
There is in theso nominations no empty
availability, and in the platform no
smothering of principles, no ingenious
snare to seduce the hoarts of th? people
aud to reach the end in u covert way.
The nominees are men of talents und of
unspotted integrity. Horaoo Greeley
wa? originally opposed to the war. Ho
insisted that tho "erring maters" bo
allowed to depart iii puaoo. When war
bcoamo inevitable, bo nd voca ted it?
vigorous prosecution ; but since tho last
gun was tired, nod thu Confederate
soldieis surrendered, he has bceu the
consistent, persistent adv?calo of peace
und amnesty, and has urged uti oblitera?
tion of all the mad passions born of war.
For twelve months Mr. Greeley ha?
warred upon the despotism aud cariup
tion of the Grant administration.
Of all the Northern mon, Mr. Groelej
is now the least objectionable to tin
Southern people, however much tbej
may have once disliked him. lu thai
dark hour, when they were broodier,
over their desolated homes and aronui
their thinned firesides, Mr. Greeloj
threw himself into the breach. Scorn
ing the slander of fanatics and carim
nothing for pecuniary loss, he busteuet
to Richmond and signed the bond o
Jefferson Davis, in order that he migb
bo freed from a loathsome prison, ant
nnacH be restored between the two seo
Lions. Mr. Greeley started in life i
practical printer. He belongs to tb
working musses, for he bas been ? cou
stant laborer for nearly forty years
Strict and punctual in his business bu
bits, plain and affable in his manners
with powers of mind whioh grasp, as i
were by iutuition, every subject to whie
they are applied, united to various nn
extensive acquirements, he is pre-emi
nently qualified for the position to whiol
he has boen nominated. His career i
Congress was guided by honesty au
characterized by great ability. He is
statesman of enlarged views and expc
riouoe; of extensive attainments; honet
tn his principles; pure in his private lift
faithful to his friends, and liberal to bi
oppoueuts. He has arrived at aa ag
whioh has brought with it wisdom t
guide his course, without imbecility t
impair his aotive powers.
The nominee for the Vice-Presidenc
rounds off the splendor of the ticke
B. Gratz Brown, the present Governc
of Missouri, is worthy of the high sti
tion to which he aspires. He is a favo
ite among the younger sisters of tl
Union. He is the very type of thu pr?
gress of our great country, and COD
bines every element of strength.
The Democratic party of the count]
has taken no part iu these nomination
on account of the peculiar circumstano<
by which it was surrounded. But as tl
candidates are unobjectionable, and tl
platform generally embraces the gre:
constitutional principles for which D
mocrats have oontended, aud as the coi
test is one between corruption at
honesty-between despotism and fro
dom-between consolidation and tl
rights of the States-we presumo tl
Democratic party will support tho Ci
cinnati ticket cordially, thoroughly ur.
with a whole heart. Tho proposition
hold a National Democratic Conventic
for the purpose of instructing Democru
as to their duty, in an hour like the pr
sent, is a work of supererogation.
National Democratic Convention can ac
no strength to the Cincinnati tickt
while tho least imprudence would eau
incalculable injury. We earnestly tm
tho folly of holding a National Dem
oratio Convention-the farce of marc
ing np tim hill and then inarching dov
again-will not be enacted. So fur
the "Appeal" is oonoerned, it has ke
aloof from tho ??lection of candidat?
but now that a nomination is made,
will rally to the support of Grouloy a:
Brown. Tiley deserve the vote of eve
man who would preserve our Republic
institutions, who loves liberty and hal
despotism, who admires honesty and n
hers corruption, who detests anare
and would preserve the Conntitutic
and who war upon consolidation wh
clinging to the rights of tho States,
tho canvass every patriot will find in t
momentous issues involved n rallying c
fitted to stir the popular heart to
depths, and to enlist the whole patrio
impulso of the land.
Nothing is wanting to secure an ovi
whelming viotory bat for tho au ti-Gm
men to be trae to themselves. What
delightful spectacle to Bee the Den
crats and liberal Republicans uniting
the glorious work of saving tho count:
We invoke every Democrat to rally
tho standard erected by tho Cine?un
Convention, whioh is truly the embl
of his country's glory. If any are lui
warm, we oall upon them to arouse fr?
their indifference. If any have disi
pointments to brood over, or fanoy tfc
are humiliated, we pray them to saorit
their private griefs upon the altar of I
common good. We invite all to ta
part in the contest against despotia
dishonesty and corruption that they rx
participate in the glory of the gr
victory whioh is destined to crown \
efforts to restore peace and to prese:
the Constitution. Let every Dumoo
merge all Belflsh considerations in I
impulses of a noble patriotism. In v
ing for Greeley and Brown, and ende
ing the platform erected at Cinoinm
wo aro simply doing what is vitul to I
perpetuity of our institutions. 1
whole South must do her duty in t
good work. Upon the broad platfo
whioh was erected with snob unanimi
all good men can stand, and in supp
of it Virginia, the mother of States i
statesmen, and the entire Sooth will be
Let there be no misgivings, but,
united, let us go forth io a spirit of vic?
tory, and wi td hope and glad courage;
and, rely on it, a bright and glorious sun
will gleam upon the horizon of the com?
ing cou test, und lead ns to a glorious tri
nmph. Tho spirit of the people is
aroused, and soon we shall hear their re?
sponses, speaking in thunder tones
against oorruption and for reform. Let
us not fall into the error of despising
? our euemy; but lot us conciliate and or?
ganize. We sh ul I have no child's play
of it. Then lot us preparo for a iiurce
and formidable encountor. Wo have the
forco to boat thu Radicals. But wo must
place ourselves in auch n position as to
bring ali our available strength in tho
field. So organized, so united, so well
armed, wo caro not whom wo have to en?
counter. Bo it the present incumbent,
with ult the machinery of tho Govern?
ment aud the corruptiou of hm thieves,
wo shall defeat him unless wo waste our
strength iu idle quarrels. From this
mouiout should every member of thc
great patriot party of tho country deem
himself enlisted for thc campaign, and
devote all his efforts and euorgies to tho
glorious cause of reform until tho battle
is fought aud won.-Memphis Appeal.
CHARLESTON, S. C., May 8, 1872.
MESSRS. EDITORS: WC have been re?
quested to hand you the enclosed cor
reSfTondeucc for publication, for the be
uetit of all concerned.
The King of the Congo Islands could
hardly enact moro wiso aud judicious
laws than do our rulers, but as u leading
member of the State Government lately
said, "We must have enough to main?
tain our dignity und keep our horses."
E. W. MARSHALL & CO.
CHARLESTON, May 6, 1872.
D. H. Chamberlain, Esq., Attorney-Gen?
eral, Columbia, S. C.
SIR: Section 10, page 200, Statutes at
Large of South Carolina, in regard to
license law, says: "Any person engaged
iu the business of selling by sample, or
uny person soliciting orders, shall pay
the sum of $25."
Our case is this: we buvo paid our li?
cense tax to the County Treasurer here
for nil we expect to sell by person, sam?
ple or otherwise, for the year 1872. We
send out our salesmen, aud they solicit
and obtain orders. As we have already
paid our tax, are we liable tc pay the
additional tux of S25?
We construe the law us intended to
protect those in business in the State,
and not to put an additional burden on
Your opinion, as tho highest legal au?
thority in the State, will oblige, yoais
E. W. MARSHALL & CO.
OFFICE OE ATTORNEY-GENERAL,
COLUMBIA, 3. C., May 7, 1872.
Messrs. E. W. Marshall d) Co., Charles
Ion, S. C.
GENTLEMEN: Yours of the 6th instant
is received. There aro many things in
the present license law which do not
command my approval as a citizen, bat
the question which you present can only
be considered by mu as a matter of law.
I bavc bad occasion previously to ex?
amine the same point, und I am of the
opinion that under the language of the
license Act yon will be required to pay
the liconse fee of $25 on account of your
agent who goes out to soil by sample or
solicit orders, in addition to the tux you
have already paid as merchants.
Any question which any who feels
himself aggrieved wishes to make can be
made before the courts, but I do not feel
authorized to disregard what seems to
me to be the plain language and mean?
ing of the Act. Very rospuotfully, your
D. H. CHAMBERLAIN,
A Washington telegram of Sunday
says: "A special conference which wus
hold at tho State Department yesterday,
between the President, Secretary of
Stute, and Messrs. Harlan, Patterson
and Morton, of the Senate, and General
Banks, of tho House Committee on Fo?
reign Affair.*, on the correspondence
over tho consequential claims feature of
tho American case, shows that while
England has not absolutely rejected the
proposition made by tbis Government
to Bettie the matter outside of the Ge?
neva board, she docs not exactly see how
a settlement is to be accomplished to be
made binding between tho two Govern?
ments, except by a supplemental treaty,
or in some form not yet proposed. In
other words, Great Britain does not con?
cede that the United States withdraws
the indirect damage claims from all ne?
gotiation. The qaestion as to whether
this Government will adhere to or abso?
lutely abandon euch claims, therefore,
remains an open one, and the prospect
of the success of the treaty is not so
bright aa it was."
MR. JOHN MORRISSEY OFFERS TO BET
ON GREELEY'S ELECTION.-As the Hon.
Horace Greeley has been nominated by
the Cincinnati Convention for President
of the United States, I wish to make
three propositions: First, I will bet
$5,000 he will carry the State of New
York; second, I will bet $5,000 be will
carry the State of Pennsylvania; third, I
will bet 05,000 ho is elected President of
the United States, providing that the
Democratic party make no nomination;
one-half tho amount ($7,500) to be pnt
up when the bot is taken, the balance
(87,500) to bo put up thirty days before
tho election. Above propositions open
for ten days. JOHN MORRISSEY.
"ONE OF MY SHEEP GONE."-We learn
from the Alexandria Gazette that Hon.
Lewis McKenzie, a delegate to the Phi?
ladelphia Convention, bas thrown up his
credentials and determined to support
tho Greeley ticket.
WW?? oo al
lt? Tn ?.
Ornr MATTERS.-Tba price of single
oopies of tbe PHOSNIX is five oents.
To-day, tba 10th of May, is the anni?
versary of the death of Stonewall Jack?
son, and is the day set apart by universal
consent throughout the South for deco?
rating the graves of Confederate sol?
General Wade Hampton will doliver
the memorial address at Haleigh, N. C.,
The Union says a caucus of State Se?
nators met Wednesday, over twenty
Counties being represented, to consider
the expediency of issuing an order for
calling tho General Assembly together
again. The present financial condition
was fully und freely discussed, after which
a resolution was unanimously adopted to
address tho clerks of the two houses in?
structing them to issue a call to re-as?
semble tho Legislature June 10, a copy
of the address to be sent to all tho mem?
McBsrs. Scibols & Ezell sold a house
and lot, this week, on Marion street,
near tho Baptist Church, to a Northern
man. Lot them come along; we have
plenty of room.
Several persons have complained of
having their well-ropes and buckets ab?
stracted by the light-fingered gentry, in
the past few nights.
We hod the pleasure, yesterday, of a
call in our sanctum from our friend.
Mr. H. R. Hemphill, of the Abbeville
Medium. Mr. Hemphill is on a visit to
our city in the interests of the Medium,
which is among the ablest conducted
and best printed papers of the State.
Mr. W. S. Marshall, of Abbeville, is at
the Columbia Hotel.
I We learn that a colored woman, living
below the State House, attempted sui?
cide, on Wednesday night, by taking
laudanum. She recovered, however,
about noon, yesterday.
The following ia tho programme of
music for to-day, by the baud of the
Eighteenth Infantry, Joseph Buohar,
Rock City Guard Quickstep, by Eck?
Calif Do Bagdad, by Bellini.
Adelaide Polka, by C. Faust.
Pretiosa, by Donizetti.
Flying Cloud Galop, by F. Goetz.
A LAW MAKER A LAW BBEAKBB.-A
gentleman, who came down on the train
from Union on Tuesday, informs us that
just before ba left, Hon. June Mobley,
colored member of the House of Repr??
sentatifs, was arrested nuder a charge
of committing a rape npon a small
SUPREME COURT, THURSDAY, May 9.
Tho Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard and Wright.
C. S. dawson vs. the Sutton Gold
Mining Company. Mr. Thomson was
beard for appellant, Mr. Wilson for re?
spondents. Messrs. Melton and Claw
son in reply.
B. J. Cureton el tue, vs. J. J. Watson.
Mr. Wilson for appellants. Mr. Hart
for respondent. Mr. Wilson in reply.
This case involves directly the question
of tho legality of investments by trustees
in Confederate States securities. Mr.
Hart argued pro; Mr. Wilson con.
The docket was closed nntil Monday,
lath, at 10 A. M.
The mandamus case of Stoibrand vs.
Parker will be board on Friday, the 10th,
ut 10 A M.
At 3 P. M., the court adjourned until
Friday, 10th, at 10 A. M.
PHCENIXIANA.-The Florida Reed was
sadly "bruised;" bat it did not "break."
Signals to foretell domestic "storms"
? Texas bridesmaid officiated bare?
The joy of the dumb is always un?
The following is going the rounds of
tho press: Since Eve invented fancy
dresses, in Eden's lovely garden, no
style in hideous ugliness has matched
the Dolly Varden; so lovely woman now
may rest, ber skill is vindicated; she
ever led in all that's best-and now in
all that's hated.
Be silent when a fool talks.
No man oan be suooessful who ne?
glects his business.
There's nothing half so sweet in life
as love's young baby.
The richer a man makes his food the
poorer he makes his appetite.
Whon old White Hat becomes Presi?
dent, peace will bo assured, for he will
have all official swords converted into
plow-shares and spears into praning
A STABBING AFFRAY.-A difficulty oc
oarred near the oil works, yesterday, be?
tween two freedmen, in whioh ono was
dangerously stabbed in the back. The
parties wero en route to Georgia, and
quarreled about a "little bill" that one
owed the other. Dr. Geiger attended
tho wounded man, and he was afterwards
removed to the city hospital, where he is
now lying in a precarious condition.
" Oar Mr. Marks, the pressman of the
PHOENIX, han some curiosities in the way
of an educated dog and a gymnastic cat,
that perform wonderfnl feats. They
climb ladders, walk uprightly, in a physi?
cal, not a moral, sense, jump through
hoops, shake hands, and, in short, are
tho most accomplished dog and cat that
Columbia bas ever produced. Mr. Marks,
to-whom is due the sole credit of their
training, eau probably realize a small
fortune when Dan Castello comes around
COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS, May 9.
The court met at 10 A. M., Judge Mel?
In the caso of the State vs. William
Lucas, colored, for murder, tbe jury re?
turned a verdict of guilty.
The State rs. Jeremiah Fiokliug, two
cases, for assault upon an officer in the
discharge of his duty. The grand jury
having made a return of no bill against
the defendant, upon motion of F. W.
Kidding, Esq., tho recognizance of the
defendant aud his sureties were dis?
The case of the State vs. Asa Wooten
and Wm. H. Saunders, charged with the
homicide of Mrs. Mary Anu Wooten, in
December last, (an account of which
was furnished oar readers at the time.)
haying been assigned for to-day, the
prisoners were arraigned, and a jory of
nine white and three colored were se?
lected to try the case. A number of
witaesses were examined on the part of
the State-for tbe most part circum?
stantial. For tbe defenoe, no evidence
was submitted. The prisoners were most
ably defended by John T. Sloan. Jr.,
and James D. Trade well, Esqs., Mr. N.
B. Barnwell acting Solicitor for the
State. After a very able charge from
bis Honor, the jory retired, and after
a short absence, returned into court with
a verdict of not guilty.
To-morrow has been assigned for the
triui of Edward Harris and Butler John?
ston for murder. The prisoners will be
represented by Messrs. Sloan, Crawford
Friday, May 10, being "Memorial
Day," the usual decoration of the graves
of Confederate soldiers will take place in
the various charoh-yards and in Elm?
Officers and soldiers of the army of
tho Confederate States, as well aa the
citizons generally, are cordially invited
to attend the ceremonies at Elmwood
Cemetery, on Friday afternoon, at half
past 5 o'olook. The procession will
form at the Porter's Lodge of the Ceme?
tery, at half-past 5 o'clock precisely, and
will proceed to the soldiers* enclosure,
where, after prayer by the. Rev. Dr.
Howe, the graves will be decorated by
the members of tbe Memorial Associa?
The following gentlemen are requested
to aot as marshals on tbe oooasion : Qen.
John S. Preston, Gen. M. 0. Butler,
Col. Wm. Wallace, Col. J. B. Palmer,
Capt. K. O'Neale, R. O. Shiver, Esq.,
John T. Bhett, Esq., Capt Iredell,
Capt. Leaphart, Gen. Alexander, Gen.
M. W. Gary/Col. A. 0. Haskell, Maj. J.
Preston, Capt. T. Taylor, W. 0. Swaf
field, Maj. W. H. Gibbes, Boland
CHU ac H TARD COMMITTEES.-Baptist
Cbnroh, Mrs. Leaphart; Presbyterian,
Mrs. MncFie; Methodist, Mrs. Beck;
Trinity, Mrs. H. Thompson; St. Peter's,
Mrs. C. Walker; Lutheran, Miss Wilbur;
Hebrew Cemetery, Mrs. B. Levy. These
committees will meet at the respective
charoh-yards, at 9 A. M.
IQ memoriam to those buried on dis?
tant battle-fields, Mrs. W. K. Baohman.
Miss Preston, Miss M. Martin, Miss
Waithour, Mrs. J. Preston, Jr., Miss
S. Peck, Miss Zimmerman, Mrs. Man?
son, Miss Jane Wade, Mrs. MoMaster,
Miss G. Parker, Miss Weam, Mrs. Si
monton, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Shiver, Mrs.
L. T. Levin, Mrs. S. Beard, Mrs. L. C.
McCord, Miss Morriss, Miss E. Gibson,
Miss M. E. Walker, Miss McKenzie,
Mrs. Swaffield, Mrs. A. Wallace, Miss
LaBorde. Graves Outside Enclosure
Mrs. E. P. Alexander, Mrs. W. H.
Gibbes, Misses Sloans, Mrs. Seibels,
Misses Wilsons, Miss Chambers, Mrs.
Dorsey, Mrs. Cordes, Miss Fanny Scott,
Miss Minnie Thomas, Mrs. Waring,
Miss O.E. Elmore, Mrs. Dargan, Mrs.
Wiley, Mrs. J. Norton, Mrs. John Bhett.
Decoration of Temple-Miss Crawford.
The ladies on the two Cemetery Com?
mittees are required each to furnish ten
. Mr. Roland Keenan having kindly vo?
lunteered the use of his wagon for the
day, persons desirous of distributing
flowers and wreaths can send them to
the residences of Chancellor Carroll and
General Preston. Mr. Keenan will call
at Mrs. Carroll's at 4 o'olook, and at
Mrs. Preston's at 5. Contributions will
be gladly received from those who are
not members of the Memorial Associa
I tion. .
Those desirous of joining the Associa?
tion can leave their names at Mrs. Reid's
or Mrs. McCormick's store, on Main
street. The annual subscription is fifty
Members of the Association will wear
the usual badge of mourning.
LIST OF NSW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Phoenix Hook and Ladder Company.
Hosteler's Stomach Bitters.
Meeting Independent Fire Company.
Monteith & Bauskett-City Property.
Gen. John A. Yoong, the Democratic
candidate, was re-elected Mayor of Char?
lotte, on Monday, by 120 majority.
Last year Gen. Young's majority was