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GEM EVA, Joly 18.-The preliminaries
have been settled and the board has
finally decided to take np the case of
each ship seriatim. Professor Montague
Bernard arrived to-day. The roofs and
balconies of the hotels are again deco?
rated with flags and streamers.
LONDON, July 18.-A. despatch from
Fort Bald announces the arrival there
and the subsequent departure for Eng?
land of Stanley, the hero of the Living?
stone search. He is aooompauied by the
eon of Dr. Livingstone.
LONDON, July 18.-The British agent
at Geneva has presented a demurrer,
praying that the tribunal exclude the
oases of Tallahassee, Ohioamauga, Sum?
ter, Nashville, Retribution, Boston,
Sallie, Jeff. Davis, Y. H. Jay and Music.
Feuding a decision, eaoh side presented
a process containing the esconce of the
argumentative portions of the case, and
a counter oase, summing up the American
argument and statements in the case of
the Florida was presented to-day.'
CHARLESTON, July 18.-Arrived-steam?
ships Champion, New York; Sea Gull,
NBW YORK, July 18.-Tho Republican
National Exeoutive Oommittee held a
meeting yesterday afternoon, whioh was
executive in character, and for the most
part secret. Measures were disoussed for
forwarding the canvass in Pennsylvania,
Indiana, North Carolina and West Vir?
ginia. Ex-Senator Abbott made a cheer?
ing report of the canvass in North Caro?
lina. Col. Evrett, Chairman of tbe Re?
publican State Central Oommittee, ap?
peared from Pennsylvania, in place ol
W. H. Kimball, who is ill. A suggestion
was considered from West Virginia,
looking to the utilization of all elemente
of opposition to the D?mocratie Liberale
of that State. The details of the cam'
paign will be organized within a few
days at headquarters here. A secret ses
sion of the Exeoutive Oounoil of the
Union League of America was also hel?
in the afternoon, at whioh it was resolved
to co-operate with the National Commit
A prominent member of the German
House of Representativos writes here
confirming the news that Bismarck is tc
try to stop by legislation the great Hov
of emigrants from the empire to thii
country, and characterizes the move
ment as stupid, saying the only wa:
to prevent emigration is to offer thi
people the same advantages they hav
HUNTSVILLE, ALA., July 18.-Th
rains have damaged the orops. Bolton
lands are flooded.
WHEELING, W. VA., July 18.-Th
heavy raina have caused great damage t
the Pittsburg, Wheeling and Kentuok
Bailroad. The streets were flooded th
greater part of the day.
ST. LOUIS, July 17.-A preliminar
and informal investigation into allege
cruel treatment -of the inmates of th
House of Befuge, made by the board c
managers, this afternoon, shows that th
charges reported by the grand jury wei
SARATOGA, July 18.-The ? first raoi
hurdle, two miles, was won by Loohie
beating Astronomer four lengths; Tan
many Belia fourth; both dose up; tin:
4.34. Betting was four to three c
Lochiel, agaiust the field. The seoon
race waa a selling purse of if500, for twi
?ear olds, three-quartet a of a mil
ilma won very easily, with Liverpoi
second and Bouncer third. Calvert wi
beaten off. Time 1.19. Lima was tl
favorite, at four to three against Bounoe
and five to three against the rest. Tl
sequel stakes were won easily by Wac
Hampton, beating Soe Byder a quart
of a mile. Time 3.42>.<.
CHICAGO, July 18.-Drop reports fro
central Wisconsin promise well. Sun
grain, with the exception of sprii
wheat, will return a full average oro
Spring wheat has been badly damag
by drought and the ohinoh bug, and t
yield will be light. Corn shows we
but rain is need to insure a good crop.
ST. LOUIS, July 18.-The Demoon
of the Sixteenth Distriot of Illinois,
convention, at Vandalia, yesterdc
nominated S. L. Bryan for Congre
The Liberal Republican Convention,
the same time aud place, ratified t
Democratic nomination, and pledged t
Liberal Republicans to a hearty uuppi
of the tioket.
WASHINGTON, July 18-Eveuing.-1
Comptroller of Currency has giv
notioe to the creditors of the Natioi
Bank of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and 1
First National Bank of Selma, Alaban
that their claims must be present
within the next thirty days, or they \
not be allowed. Clai ms can be p
sented, with the requisite proof, to I
Comptroller of Ourreney.
The steamer Pioneer is still in
custody of the Treasury Departme
awaiting an investiga ion by judicial
Probabilities-The lowest baromi
will move slowly Eastward over Son
ern New England on Friday, with Not
east winds and cloudy weather Norti
Massachusetts. Northerly winds i
oool clearing weather from Nortb
New York to Lake Huron. Cool No
west winds, and cloudy, followed
clearing weather, from New York
Virginia and Ohio. The conditions
favorable for local Tains in Virginia
North Carolina. Rising barometer
pleasant weather will prevail in the (
States on Friday.
Dr. Parish, of Philadelphia, has 1
appointed Special Indian Commissio
to vieil the Kiowa camps, and H
Alvord, of Virginia, has been assooi
NEW YORK, July 18-Evening.
steamship Clyde, from Galveston, \
ashore in a log, this morning, at '.
Hamilton, and remains high and dr
Tweed's trial opened with an argut
by David D. Field, of Tweed's cou
against tho right of the people brin
suits, after which the court adjourn?
September next, when a decision will be
At a meeting of South Carolina bond?
holders, to-day, the committee report
little progress in the collection of sub?
scriptions for the prosecution of their
claims, and a resolution was adopted re?
questing all holders to deposit one per
cent, on the par value of their bonds for
use in the contemplated suit.
Many sun-stroke cases to-day.
Financial an<i Commercial.
LONDON, July 18--Noon.-Tho bank
rate has advanced %, and is now 3,1?.
Consols 92%. Bonds 91%.
FRANKFORT, July 18.-bonds 96,-B.
PARIS, Joly 18.-Rentes 5 If. 22o.
LIVERPOOL, July 18-3 P. M.-Cotton
opened quiet and steady, but is now
heavy-uplands 10%@10%; Orleans
LONDON. July 18-Evening.-Bullion
in the Bank of England decreased
?381,000 during the week. Consols
closed at 92%. Money 92}<,, on ac?
count. American securities unchanged.
LIVERPOOL, July 18-Evening.-Cot?
ton closed unchanged.
NEW YORK, July 18-Noon.-Stocks
dull. Gold heavy, at 14%. Money
easy, ot 3. Exchange-long 9%; short
10>.i. Governments dull and steady.
State bonds dull and heavy. Cotton
dull; sales 296 bales-uplands 23; Or?
leans 23%. Flour dall and unchanged.
Wheat and oorn qniet and heavy. Pork
dull, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lard quiet-new
steam 8@8%; old 9 7-16. Freights firm.
7 P. M.-Sales of futures to-day 26,300
bales, as follows: August 211-16, 21%;
September 20%, 21 1-16; October
1915-16, 201-16; November 19%, 19%;
December 193 16, 19%. Money easy,
at 3@4. Exchange dull, at 9%@9J^.
Gold 14%@14%. New 5s 13%; 81?
17%; 62s 15%. State bonds dull and
heavy. Tennessees 74; now 73%. Vir?
ginias 41; new 50. Louisianas 50; nen
48; levee 6s 61; 8s 74. Alabama 8s 81
5s 60. Georgia 6s 76%; 7e 87. North
Carolinas 32%; new 20. South Carol i
nas 54; new 28. Cotton easier; nales
1,731 bales, at 23@23%. Southern floui
unchanged. Whiskey firm, at 02).? ; hele
at 93. Wheat slightly in buyer?' favoi
-email@example.com for wiuter red Western,
Corn dull, heavy and lower; scarcity o
freigbt room checks export demund
Pork dull, nt firstname.lastname@example.org for mess
Beef dull and unchanged. Lard heavy
at 8@9%. Freights to Liverpool firm
CINCINNATI, July 18.-Corn lower, a
19(a)50. Pork firm and iu fair demand
Lard firm-kettle 8J8@9. Bacon activi
and higher-clear ?ides 8. Whiske;
steady, at 87.
LOUISVILLE, July 18.-Flour quiet
family 6.50. Corn dull and unchanged
Provisions strong, with an advanoiui
tendency. Pork 13.00. Bacon-side
8%@8%, packed. Lard 9%@10%
Whiskey quiet and steady, at 87.
ST. LOUIS, July 18.-Flour qniet an
unchanged. Corn dull, at 37 for No. S
mixed, ou track. Whiskey steady, e
38. Pork dull, at 13.00 for order lott
Bacon firm, at 6% for shoulders; 8}?(i
B% for clear sides. Lard dull, at 8 fe
MOBILE, July 18.-Cotton dull an
nominal-middling 22; stock 1,536 bale
CHARLESTON, July 18.-Cotton du
and easier-middling nominally 22; r<
oeipts 17 bales; stock 6,651.
BOSTON, Joly 18.-Cotton dull ac
depressed-middling 23%; receipts 41
bales; sales 150; stock 9,500.
WILMINGTON, July 18.-Cotton qui
and nominal-middling 24; receipts 1
bales; stock 757.
NORFOLK, July 18.-Cotton dull-lo
middling 22%; receipts 30 bales; stoc
GALVESTON, July 18.-Cotton nomin
-good ordinary 20%; receipts 1 bal
PHILADELPHIA, July 18.-Cotton qui
AUGUSTA, Joly 18.-Cotton nominal
middling 21@21%; receipts 92 bait
BALTIMORE, July 18.-Cotton dull ai
nominal-middling 23%; stock 1,1
SAVANNAH, July 18.-Cotton flat-mi
diing 22}?; reoeipts 70 bales; stock 71
NEW ORLEANS, July 18.-Cotton qu
-middling 22%@22%; receipts 1
bales; sales 275; stuck 13,515.
"SNAIX" AT CHAPPAQUA.-During t
recent Democratic invasion of Chupi
qua, it is related that George N. Sando
peering cautiously around, asked F
mer Greeley if there were "any anal
about here?" "There are a few copp
beads just now," responded the old far
or, "but they are perfeotly tami
This impromptu witticism created a r<
nf laughter, in which the Democr
joined most heartily.
. DROWNED.-A negro man camed T,
lor, while assisting in pushing a p
boat on the Savannah Biver, betw<
the oity and Sand Bar Ferry, yesterc
afternoon, about 2 o'clock, fell overboi
and was drowned. An inquest was h
over the body by W. W. Smythe, J.
the coroner being absent from tho oi
Taylor came to this plano from Oolam
Halifax, N. S., has a brave girl
seventeen, named Emma Longard. ]
father's house being attacked by a t
glar, she dressed herself in an abs
brother's olothing, and with a poker,
belabored the rascal that his recover
John Robinson has sued the 1
York and New Haven Railroad for $
OOO damages to his circus, by the wr<
ing of sevoral of his cars, on account
a low bridge, on the 3d of July.
A Milwaukee lady has just buried
seventh husband. She married in ll
at the age of seventeen, took hor seo
husband in '59, her last in '70, and
wants thoeighth during tho current y
A drunken man, lately employee
some of the Shelby, Ala,, ooal mi
was placed in the guard bouse at Mo
vallo, Monday night last, and in s
way set fire to the prison, entirely
suming the building, and himself wit
JcaoE MACKEY S S?'EEOII.-Io oar no?
tice o? J udge Mackey's speech, contained
ia Tuesday's issue, we nog I coted to state
that the speaker avowed himself openly
and unqualifiedly a Republican, in vio?
lation of his youthful teachings, and in
violation of tbe traditions of the State.
His convictions were formed at the sacri?
fice of life long associations and friend?
ships, and he proposed to stand by thom
"through thick and thin." lu his opi?
nion, reform could only come tbrojgh
the Republican party, and must be
worked within its rauks. Originating
from an jr other source, it would full
wholly short of its aim. Judge M. theu
proceeded to expose several enterprises
that have been the means of swindling
the State out of many millions of dol?
lars. Since tho Gth of July, 18G3, the
oust of the publio printing of the Statu
has aggregated $285,000 per aunum,
while in New York State it hus amounted
to only $170,000 per annum, notwith?
standing the fact that tho populatiou of
New York is nearly five times greater
thdu that of this State. This exhibit
abo W8 that the publio printing iu South
Carolina costs more than that of New
York by $115,000, despite the disparity
in size of population. The legislative
printing was done by a company com?
posed of certain members aud officers.
The Clerk of the Senate was Presideut,
and the Clerk of tbe House a member.
Thirteen Senators are known to have be?
longed to it, one of whom was a Demo?
crat. D. T. Corbin was a member of
the compaoy, and acted as its attorney,
receiving as salary $3,000. He is now
crying out for reform. In the passage
of tho phosphate bill, in 1869, $150,000
was used to bribe the Legislature to vote
for it. This measure has only benefited
tho State $19,000, whereas it ought to
have brought into tbe Treasury at least
$300,000. If the remedy, remarked
Judge M., is not applied to correct these
abusos, by Republican voters themselves,
then Gen. Grant will certainly recom?
mend to Congress to remand the State
to a territorial condition, under a provi?
sional government. If Republicans can't
correct the abuses committed by the bad
members of their party, let the State bo
surrendered back to the cure of the Gen?
One poiut of Judge M.'a speech wo
desire to call special uttention to is this,
that the State Government is responsible
for every red shroud in which Bleeps a
K. K. victim, and for the sufferings and
misery of every South Carolinian who
languishes behind the bars of Albany
Penitentiary. Upon this statemeut, we
forbear comment.-Fairfield News.
THE CANADIAN ADDUCTION CASE. -
Some attempt wus lately mude to treat
with levity and discredit the fact that
the Canadian authorities bad taken
measures to investigate tho recent forci?
ble abduction by United States detec?
tives, from Canadian territory, of Dr.
Rufus Bretton, who was oharged with
being guilty of Ku Klux offences in
South Carolina. The case, however,
has been formally presented in oourt at
London, Ontario, the place of the al?
leged seizure of Bratton, and a statement
mado by the latter identifying Cornwall,
the prisoner, as the person who, with
the assistance of a cub-driver, hand?
cuffed him, thrust him into a oab, and
carried him into the United States.
The case has been farther remanded.
As there can be no doubt of the truth of
the facts alleged, it is fair to presume
that the Canadian authorities will make
an appropriate example of the parties
employed in the disgraceful affair.
A nnmber of women in San Francisco
have just started the Women's Pacific
Publishing Company, and had it duly
incorporated with a capital of $25,000,
all of which is distributed by the gentler
sex. Its officers, superintendent and
business agents are all women, its type
setting in done by women, and in fact,
all the work of the establishment, with a
few necessary exceptions, in performed
by lovely women.
Some of the Paris journals lately an?
nounced that tho firm of Rothschild
lately received thirty-one wagons of gold
by railway from Germany. These con?
signments, the Constitntionel announces,
arise from the reimbursement of the dif?
ferent wur loaus, rendered possible by
the first distribution of tho French iu
demnity, and falling duo for tho most
part on July 1.
The theory that Stokes was the geutlo
man who wus present when Col. Fisk
fell down stairs und killed himself, is to
be discarded. He is now mentioned as
the gentleman who gave a blundering
surgeon a chance to murder Fisk with u
Kate Hanly, an eighteen-year old girl
of Temeschnl, Cal., who has been an
idiot all her life, after a deep sleep of
seventy-two hours, a week or two since,
awoke as bright and intelligent as others
of her ago, to the joy of her friends.
An Indiana paper describes the feast of
a legislative delegation at a railroad din?
ner. The reporter narrates the facts in
the oase very pointedly: "The delegates
set at 3 P. M. They upset at 5."
A five-year old visiting at the sea shore
and obliged to sleep three in a bed, nar?
rated her dream, which bei ag unfinished,
she accounted for fully, by not having
room to dream the rest of it.
A new attachment is now being mude
at Colt'u armory, Hartford, Conn., for
the Gatling gun. It is known us tho
"dram-feeder," by whioh 400 shots aro
discharged per minute.
There is a fat, clumsy boy, seventeen
years old, in the village of Timmous
ville, S. C., who has learned to walk the
wire like Prof. Bond. The natives are
A far West father, iu pursuit of his
eloping daughter, was killed and sculped
by the Apaches.
The latest marriage in high life at La?
fayette, Iud., was a wedding in a balloon
a mile above the earth.
THE MORALITY OF CARDS.-Some of
the religious journals buve been indulge
ing in argument relative to gambling,
in which ideas no less novel than strik?
ing have soen the light. "Can Qod be
glorified," asks tho Christian Examiner,
of "Richmond, Virginia, "or Christ
honored and his cause advanced, by
such abominable games as smut, euohre,
seveu-up H ml old-maid, tho very names
of which female-modesty should blush
to pronounce?" Rev. George Harding,
editor of the Indianapolis Journal, re?
plies: "We presume uot. However,
there are many worse things that Christ?
ians may do than play cards. Seven-up
is a scientific game, useful as a discipline
of the mind. Whist inculcates tho
virtue of silence. Euchre teaches prin?
ciples wbioh may be practically adapted
to every-day life; for instance, the folly
of attempting to go it alone on a weak
bund." This, we presume, Hetties the
question forevermore, and we are
curious to learn how Mr. Tremaine feels
now. In defending Stokes the other
day, he said be loathed a gambler moro
than he loathed any human being, nnd
that such a man would steal the coins
from his dead parents' eyes to gratify
bis wretched passion. He had no thought
then of the soothiug influences that
seven-up exercises over the mind. He
bad not learned the virtues of old-maid,
or the blina of coppering the ace. His
client could not have been a devotee to
euohre, or be would never have gone it
alone on a weak hand. The Christian
Examiner bas a very weak case. Its
questions remind us of a sermon deli vol?
ed against base-bull, wherein the
preacher asked: "Why play this game?
Would a dying sinner play base-ball on
bis death bed? Then avoid this snare
of Satan, my hearers."
Uuder the heading "A foretaste of
political millennium," tbe New York
Herald, of Saturday, says: The most
thorough shuffling of the political pack
that this age has ever seen was exhibited
at the Greeley jubilee ut Chappaqua yes?
terday, when the Southern members of
tbe Democratic National Committee
made a visit to Horace Greoley. There
was Duke Gwin, of Sonora, arm and
arm with Franois W. Bird, of Boston;
General Chalmers, of Johnston's old
army, hob-nobbing iu lemonade with
Geueral Stephen G. Burbridge, of Ken?
tucky ; ex-Postmaster-Generai Reagan, of
the ex-Confederacy, in social discussion
with Theodore Tiltou, aud tbe represen?
tative of "old secosh" of tho South
shaking hands iudeed across "tho bloody
chasm" witb the representative old abo?
lition agitators of the North. Is there
not something suggestive beyond the
more uotiou of u political dodge in all
this? Is it not, indeed, a typo of that
true re-union, where old errors and trou?
bles, oven those ghastly ones that led to
civil war, may be reviewed in a friendly
manner, with concession and pardon on
both sides, ready to smooth over all re?
curring anger? The political millennium
OFFICIAL MURDERS IN ARKANSAS-THE
PEACE WHICH GRANT OFFERS.-A Little
Rock (Arkansan) despatch, under date
of the 12th, states that at a Clayton po?
litical meeting, held in Pope County,
July 0, Deputy Sheriff Williams report?
ed that he bad been shot at bat not burt.
Sheriff Dodson, with a crowd of twenty
eight men, accordingly arrested Tucker,
Hale and son, and West, four prominent
citizens, whom Williams suspected. Tbe
crowd started to take these men to Perry
County, and under pretense of ?a at?
tempted rescue, they killed three of the
prisoners. The people in the County
believe the affair was intended as a pre?
text for proclaiming martial law, and to
intimidate the anti-Grant men. Pope
County has been peaceable for years,
although the officials aro mostly Claytou
appointees. No civil process was issued
in the caye.
A FREEDMAN MURDERS HIS FATHER-IN
LAW.-A most heinous murder was com?
mitted on Bear Creek, near Ridgeway,
last Tuesday night, on tho person of
Charles Crayon, alias Charles Johnson,
by Sbadrack Harris, both colored. The
particulars, as we have heard them, aro
substantially these: For somo time past
Sbadrack Harris has been living with
Charles Crayon's daughter as bis wife,
and Charles Crayon desired Llarris to bj
legally maried to her, whereupon a quar?
rel ensued, and Harris drew a knife and
stabbed Crayon in the region of the heart,
from tbe ellects of which he died in a
few minutes. Harris, np to this writiug,
is in tho woods.- Winnsboro News.
THE SMITH FAMILY.-We give place to
tho following as the only satisfactory ex?
planation we have met with concerning
the generosity with which the world has
been besprinkled with a certain inoffend
lt has always been a mystery to us
where all the Smiths came from; but
while lately visiting a neighboring city,
the matter was satisfactorily explained
by the appearance of a large sign over
the door of a factory, with the announce?
ment that this was tho "Smith Manu?
THE MILITARY PRISONERS.-On Friday
last, P. S. Webber, of Union County,
who had beeu in jail here for several
weeks, was released on bail. He was tho
last alleged Ku Klux under confinement;
and with the exception of E. B. Se
paugh, the jail is now empty of military
prisouers. Sepaugh, as we have hereto?
fore stated, is under conviction, but was
remanded to the jail of this County,
ponding the proceedings in his case-he
having prayed an arrest of judgment.
DEATH OF MR. E. H. GRAY.--Oar
whole community will learn with feel?
ings of sadness the suddeu death of this
gentleman. Ho died yostorday af er
noon, ubout 4 o'clock, ut lia th, S. C.,
from exhaustion caused by the heat.
f A tig usia'Constitutionalist.
SPURIOUS SYRUPS.-Chemistry hos got
the advantage of the sugar-grower in tbe
matter of manufacturing syrups, and
now patronizes the wheat and potato
raiser. A New Orleans chemist has
found this out. His attention was
direotcd to a substance sold largely by
dealers under the name of sugar drips,
and afterwards retailed as golden syrup,
which, on examination, is found to be a
triumph of science over nature. It does
not contain a partido of sugar, but is
produced by the destructive notion of
sulphuric acid (oil of vitriol) upon starch.
He gives tbe following as a means of de
b/rmining the character of a syrup.
Dissolve- a tea spoon-ful of the "goldeu
syrup ' in a wine glass of rain water;
then ndd a few grains of tannie ncid,
when it will turn as blaok as ink if the
article is spurious. If not convenient
to procure, mako a cup of strong tea
(which contains tannin) and add a tea?
spoon-ful of the "golden," and a fair
quantity of ink will appear. The pure
cane syrap will mix with the fluid with?
out producing any chemical changes on
tho addition of the tannie add. Adul?
teration is everywhere, and at the rate we
are drifting now, it will not be long be?
fore it will be impossible to procure any
article in oommon uso in a pure state.
THE RUSSIAN MINISTER'S PAMPHLET.
The muoh-talked-of pamphlet of M.
Catacazy, lately Minister of Russia at
Washington, recently published in
Europe and republished in New York, is
in the form of a letter addressed to
Chief Justice Chase. It recounts the
di arges brought against him by Seoretary
Fish of offensive conduct and slander?
ous assertions concerning the Adminis?
tration, and attempts to refute them.
The ex-Minister assorts that he was not
dismissed from his position, but was re?
lieved at his own request. He goes at
length into the history of the Perkins
claim, ns well as other matters in whioh
he was said to bs involved, and asserts
that most of the charges against him
were based apon old women's stories,
which were groundless. The documents
which he appends in his defence com?
prise letters of Secretary Fish, Horace
Greeley, Charles A. Dana, James Gor?
don Bennett, Jr., and others. The
pamphlet appears, in fact, to have been
written rather as an apology than as a
medium of revenge, and as it contains
nothing now and but little of interest
which has not already been ventilated,
it is not destined to attract any unusual
A case of self-immolation by a Hindoo
widow bas occurred in Brighton, Eng?
land. The woman was the widow of one
Moses Spinemann, a rioh merchant, who
married her in Malabar, of whioh coun?
try she was a native. During her resi?
dence in England, she always retained
her own religion and customs, and caused
to be constructed on her husband's estate
in the country a Hindoo temple, into
which she went every day to offer up her
devotions according to the rules of her
own faith. When Spinemann died re?
cently, she conducted herself in the
moRt frantic manner, tearing her hair
and disfiguring her beautiful features
with her nails. Her remains, consumed
by fire, were subsequently discovered by
the servants in the temple whioh she had
built, and their condition dearly re?
vealed the fact that, in accordance with
the old Hindoo superstition in such mat?
ters, she had burnt herself alive. A
similar case occurred a few moaibs ago
in Naples, where a woman, widow of a
Hindoo grandee who bad died in that
city, immolated herself npon a funeral
THE DEATH ROLL IN NEW YORK.-The
New York Star says: "The deaths in this
city dubing tbewoek jnst ended number?
ed 1,056, a large decrease when com?
pared with the deaths of the previous
week, but yet a terrible record. It ex?
ceeds the rate of any oity on the globe.
No other reason can be given for this
than neglect of sanitary measures. Our
tenement houses need reorganizing in
some way that shall prevent the terrible
crowding of men, women and children
together like pigs, for it is the tenement
houses that make so much work for tho
undertakers. Tbe health commissioners
do something certainly, but their notion
is spasmodic, and their supervision of
their places is not continuous nor effect?
ive. Something must be done. With
1,000 deaths per week, and 300 births,
our ruco will soon become extinct."
Grant bas evidently put his foot ia it
for rewarding Clarke, the disgraced Con?
gressman, with tho best post office in
Texas, and Flake's Bulletin says: "The
incumbent of the Galveston pout office
is a matter of trifling importance to the
nation, but the question as to whether he
who sits in the seat of Washington, of
Jefferson, of Jackson and Lincoln, shall
deal with the people of this great coun?
try as the 'Cheap John' and the pinch?
beck jewelry man deals with the publio,
is a matter of great moment, and will
sink deeply into the hearts of all re?
flecting men at this important crisis in
DROWNED.-A letter to the Washing?
ton Patriot oontains an account of the
drowning of Mr. L. F. Post, of New
York, at Cape May on the 10th inst.
Mr. Post had plunged into the sutf to
save a boy who had got beyond his
depth, and the under-current taking
them, both perished together. Mr.
Post is a stenographer, who, in Columbia,
in conjunction with Bon.' Pitman, of
Cincinnati, reported the Ku Klux trials
ESCAPED FROM JAIL.-Wm. Gibson,
the Fort Mill murderer, who was com?
mitted to jail here a few weeks ago,
made his escape on Saturday afternoou
last, and is now at lar ire.
f YbrkoiUe Enquirer.
COMMITTED SUICIDE.-On last Satur?
day, thu 13th instant, Mr. H. Crawford
Lem mond, of Munroe, Union County,
N. C., committed suicide at that place
by taking morpbiue.
THE GOOD TIME COMING.-The follow?
ing is an extract from a letter dated July
12, written by a wealthy Northerner, who
owns a considerable amount of t real
estate in Aiken, tu a prominent citizen:
"Since Greeley's nomination by the
Baltimore Oonvention, I feel that my
South Carolina property is worth more,
and, therefore, am not so anxious to sell.
If the inhabitants of South Carolina
who have landed interests can do the
State legislating, and laws are enacted by
tho General Government to heal the es?
trangement between tbe South and the
North, I will have no fears of the pros?
perity of your State."
FEARFUL DEATHS.-A man named
Thomas Gwynn and his son met a fear?
ful death at Loyd ville, Belmont County,
Ohio, last week. They were engaged in
siukiug a well. After blasting, the
father descended to examine the bottom;
he instantly felt the effect of poiconous
gas and called for help; his son de?
scended, tied a rope around bim, while
those above polled him out, but too late,
as life was extinct. When he reached
the surf nco the rope was instantly low?
ered for his sos, who made it fast around
his body and was drawn out, but in the
same condition es his father.
Yoong men who will set up late on Sa?
turday nights playing cards, and go to
ohurch next morning with a "full deck"
in their pooketa, should be careful about
their being so bestowed as not to fall out.
When Bob Howe went to the Baptist
meeting at Circleville, and took his seat
with his sweetheart in the front pew in
the gallery, he had occasion to use his
handkerchief, and drawing it rather
suddenly from the breast pocket, drew
out with it the entire pack of "Cohen's
best linen," which flew all about below.
The good minister "saw" it, and know?
ing whereof he spoke, simply'observed,
"Young man, your psalm book has been
DEATH OF A FOLLOWER OF THE FIRST
NAPOLEON.-Dr. Joseph Fiehrer, who
died suddenly in Richmond, Ya., last
week, in the seventy-ninth year of his
age, was the oldest member of tba first
German lodge of Odd Fellows instituted
in the United States, Herman Lodge,
No. 7, of Pennsylvania, and was, also,
one of the few surviving followers of the
great Nopoleon, having been attached to
a cavalry corps of the French army, six?
ty years ago, in the capacity of veterin?
ary surgeon, which profession he fol?
lowed to the day of bis death.
SOUTH CAROLINA CLEANED OUT.-If
nothing more is stolen from the South
Carolina treasury, it will be because
there is actually nothing left to steal.
The State Govennment is paralyzed, the
finances are exhausted, and the system
of publio instruction is brought to a
stand-still, for the lack of funds. The
carpet-baggers, many of whom are speci?
fied by name in correspondence recent?
ly published by the New York Tribune,
have actually "cleaned out" the State.
And it is a noticeable faot that all of the
carpet-baggers are for President Grant.
The corporators of the Cheraw and
Little River Railroad held a meeting on
Tuesday last at Marion. They organized
by electing Capt. T. C. DUDO President.
Books of subscription were ordered to
be opened at such times and plaoes as
the President may direct.
Tribute ot limped
At a regular meeting of tho Independent
Steam Fire Engine Company, the following
preamble and resolutions were unanimously
Whereaa it having pleated Qod, in His all
wise judgment, to ente.* our ranks and take
from among us our late brother-comrade,
FELIX TON ON EY- one who, as a fireman,
waa ever faithful, energetio, and prompt to
duty; one who waa always ready and willing
to obey the mandat?e of his officers. H?ring
the few years that he was connected with us
in the capacity of a fireman, he gained the
kindly feeling of the Company hy his gene?
rous and unobtrusive manner. But a short
time has elapsed since we met together, in
response to the call of the alarm bell, to
proffer a helping hand, to render that aid ne?
cessary to relieve our fellow-mortals. But
now no more forever will we meet that pleas?
ing faco upon this earth; no more that will?
ing hand shall be raised to turn back the fire
demon from ita onward course of desolation.
He baa been called away. That response to
the call from the MoBt High baa left a void
upon oar company roll, and many ead hearts
to monro his untimely end. It ia but our ead
privilege to bow lu humble Submission to the
decree ot our Divine Master, graciously trust?
ing that ho haa been transferred to the realms
of the glorious heavens beyond the sky. It
ia, therefore, bnt juat and meet that we, hi?
surviving corara des, who have been connected
with him as a fireman, should pay this last
feeble but j out tribute to bis memory. Be it,
Resolved, That in the death of Felix Tong
ney, in thia oity. on June 18,1872, the Inde?
pendent Steam Fire Engine Company baa
sustained the loee of a highly valued and
Resolved, That we sympathize with the re?
latives of the deceased iu their bereavement.
Resolved, That a page in our minute book
be inscribed to hia memory; that our hall and
apparatus be draped in mourning; and that
tbe members wear the usual badge of reapeot
during the ?pace of thirty days.
Resolved, That thia preamble and resolu?
tions bo published in the DAILY PBCBNIX, of
this city, aud that a oopy of th? same be for?
warded'tu the relatives of the deceased.
JOHN MCKENZIE, President.
J. F. SOTPUKM, Secretary. _
^ffWaBwa ON tho 17th instant, a GOW
Btt^BMand a CALF, which tho owner can
_JE2JS-recover by proving property and
pa WUK tor this advertisement.
Jnly 191* Corner Oreen and Pulaski ata.
I Palmetto Lodge, No. 5,1. 0. 0. F.
THE regular meet
ling of thia Lodge will
-_-'be held in Maeonio
Hall, TH1& (friday) EVENING, at 8o'olock.
By ordor of the N. O. _
July 19 1 ?eoretary.