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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Moniiitg, April 0,
Summer Reaction. ,S9
The dull season is upon us. But wo
have the flowers of spring, the yerduro
of the forests, the gay colors of re-ani?
mated nature, and the brand new reform
enthusiasm and pretensions of our much
ohanging neighbor to console us. Some
compensation is always left to suffering
morals. [ Nothing could be more divert?
ing^ not.$Y.en Jthe .displays of a lascivious
dance,, whioh it champions, than the
editorial articles in ? its columns. What
it says of us we will endeavor, by the aid
of a j?raotioal philosophy, to endure.
Wu don't feel guilty or hurt a bit when
this virtuous journal notifies the Con?
servatives of the State that it is in a battle
against corruption, and "is going it
alone;" that we have never onoe heartily
"joined it in its effort to secure honest
government" This thing is infinitely
amusing. Nevertheless, our good nature
induced us to give our fiery political
Luther a lift yesterday. We patted its
pure back, and told U to give no rest to
the soles of its feet, no slumber to its
eyelids, til 1 it Bucoeeded in pinning down
E. M. Johns, A. F. Cants, A. Bailey and
other vermin which it has detected.
That is the reform, we believe, which it
vaunts; that is the destruction of which
it is proud. We say, again, to it, go it.
You shall not be alone. You shall not
be left out in the cold. We will even go
.further. We extend our condolohco to
you for .the. loss of the esteem of the
"worst class of the Republican party."
Thoy "hadn't oughter" to have done
you so. We are sure thero was no good
reason for it You are just as worthy of
their esteem as ever. And if we have
gained any of it we feel that we have
robbed you of your rights, and are ready
to make any reparation in our power.
But sometimes strange things come
rabout. Wo once commended Governor
Mob ea for an oh appointment of the Com?
missioners of Election as justice and
'fair-dealing demanded. But what pleased
na displeased our neighbor. A certain
clans of Republicans helped the Con?
servatives to elect Judge Shaw. That
again went against the grain of the U. -IL
And now that some of its own dear bre?
thren have picked a quarrel with it, it
eomes complaining to us. Verily, the
ways of its Radical confreres and old as?
sociates ought to be mended towards it
Time can do much, and as the organ al?
ready begins to prate about the next
election and has been reconstructed with
the view of bearing down upon it we
digest to it that it will then be a good
tirma to recover the "knaves and fools"
whonyit has lost There is nothing like
the cohesive powor of the publio plun?
der, i .There is nothing like the luxury of
office to charm dissociated and disgrun?
tled partisans into harmony with each,
other ..again! Meanwhile its antics of
honesty and its' travesty of reform will
bo pleasantly accepted as the best it
The Way to be Prosperous.
The communication of "A South Caro?
linian" discusses the question of the
condition of the State with intelligence
and knowledge. The writer is convers?
ant with the subject in all its bearings.
He knows what it is that depresses in?
dustry and chills enterprise. At the
same time he pays only just tribute to
the strenuous exertions of the people,
and cordially admits the degree of pros?
perity they have gained in some locali?
ties, in spite of the adverse influences
which weigh upon them. When the
State is purged of frauds, when account?
ability in office becomes a living thing,
when taxes are put at half the present
sum, when offices are largely abolished
and salaries reduced, when office-hold?
ing shall cease to be the most profitable
business in the State in itself and through
the opportunities it opens, when the
moral sense of the community ia quick?
ened, when the advantages of education
and proper training and tho force of ex?
amples of integrity and character are
felt and made potent?then will wo be?
gin to realize a change; then will the
fruits of toil be secure. For these things
all good' citizens will work, for when we
have success in them, the barriers to
prosperity and peace,. to the access of
population, to tho introduction of enter?
prise and capital, to a better and higher
tone in conduct, public and private, will
be broken down.
' A Poorly-Dlafulwrvi Wail,
In its attempted strictures Upon the
P&nwz, our noighbor discloses its handi
It is Esau's hand, though the voloe is un?
doubtedly, Jacob's.; iffha Pbojkix offence,
in itariafr* W waatl ?L, interest in
? pursuit of robbers, ia not want of zeal (jx
ftt^o^' good &h,d honest government
Thft4,i? sahL but it is' only a cover to
sonwAhmg else. What the official organ,
(by-the-way, we thottghf' offloial organs
^^^^ ^ or What the writer
ih n^f^W, is the course of the Pro
hxx in a ireoent contest about a certain
poblttrHtysfc ix was not carried qvra
hi that''to^'W:either'' extreme? !
It .sought to do justice to.the State)
mittod iho .forco of new oonstdo
which were brought la to affect it It
saw the result coming, and aaquiesced in
it.as perhapa the beet that could bo done
under the oiraunmtances. And when it
was reached, It knew exactly, and frankly
stated what had produced it. But this
harts somebody. This independence of
judgment, this refusal to join in tho cry
that thoro was nothing but corruption inj
the movement to whioh wo refer, ir
what's tho matter with Hannah. IlenccJ:
these idle tears.
The Academy says it is probable that
a new book, illustrating the career of
Lord Byron in Italy, and bin relations!
with tho Countess Guiccioli, may he!
published nt no very distant date. Ic
takes tho form of a narrative, written by!
a lady, of a visit whioh she paid not long I
ago to Bavenna, and to tho Guiccioli1
Palace there, and of her interviews with j
tho secretary of the Guiocioli family,
who produced to her several vory-c Uri?
ons and often amusing documents hear?
ing upon tho loves of Byron and the fair
Countess. Thcao papers include, for
instance, a letter from the Countess to
her husband, wherein Bhe confesses her
culpability in loving Byron; a long string
of minute regulations?of that Bort which
is specially exasperating to the female
mind?drawn up by tho Count for the
moral and sooiaf guidanco of his wife
after a quasi reconciliation betweon them
had ensued; letters from a certain Fanny,
the F-of Moore's "Life" of tho poet,
who was actively conoerned as an inter?
mediary between Byron and tho Count?
ess; a letter addressed to Guicoioli, an?
nouncing the death of tho great poet in
Greece, ?Xo., Ac. There is also a curious
anecdote throwing light upon a recent
and somewhat painful controversy, and
a good deal about Sholley, about Byron's
daughter Allegra and her mother.
The Cases or Experimental Dying. -
Tho very remarkable circumstances at
tending the death of Prof. Walker, of |
Brooklyn, from an overdose of the ex?
tract of hemlook?the same poison which
tradition says destroyed tho life of the
great Grecian philosopher, Socrates?re?
calls a somewhat similar cose, occurring
in Paris some years since. A celebrated
savant, while on his death-bed, and fully '
conBoious of his approaching end, de?
termined, for tho benefit of medical sci?
ence, to make detailed memoranda of tho
various symptoms of dissolution. For
instance, at 6 o'clook he would dictate a
minute account of his feelings; and the
slightest change in bis condition, such as
enfeebled action of the heart, difficulty
of breathing, coldness of the limbs, &o.,
was noticed with' great particularity.
Just before his death ne remarked: "This
is an intensely interesting, but a very
Ssinful operation." Tho Brooklyn case
iffers in the faot that death was entirely
unexpected by the unfortunate professor,
who was taking notes for his own use
and the benefit of others after his reco?
m ? m
Ex-Speaker Blaine Disoohted.?Mr.
Blaine is somewhat disgusted with the
newspapers, and it is no wonder. A
[quiet dinner at Philadelphia has been
magnified into a Presidential plot It is
curious to notice that, when they have
on object in viow, no set of journalists in
tho country can be- more personal or
vituperative than these same "Adminis?
tration papers." It has suited thorn of
late to declaim against tho license of an
"independent press," but once give them
the chance to hound down a political
enemy, and they will not hesitate long
over the work. Let a Democrat in office
steal, and plain-speaking instantly be?
comes a virtue. It is slander and -Jibel,
only when aimed at a Republican official.
Mr. Blaine has suffered a good deal from
the unscrupulous class of Republican
newspapers, but he isn't injured as yev
for they are not the people who can de?
stroy the chances of a Presidential can
The Advance in the Price or Coax.?
The price of corn was still further ad?
vanced at the Baltimore Corn and Flour
Exchange, Tuesday, and it closed at 89c,
2c. higher than on Monday. The sales,
hower, wore very light, only reaching
38,000 bushels of all grades. The ad?
vance is believed by many to have
reached nearly its highest point, and is
attributed to tho scarcity in this market
and the quantity sold to bo exported in
April. There have beon several hundrod
thousand bushels sold for April delivery,
some of which was at from 82 to 8(3c.
Those who have to buy nt 89 to make
these sales good of course loso money.
It is positively stated that thero is no
'corner" here in the corn market, as
that term is generally accepted. There
are said to be large ? shipments of corn
due from the West, and that during tho
balance of April thero will be enough to
fill all the orders sold.
United States Cracurr Codht, April
7, Judge Bryan Presiding.?Tho grand
jury found truo bills in tho following
oases: Wm. Ferguson, for stealing United
States property and for wrongfully out
ting wood on United States premises;
March Heyward, for stealing United
States property and for wrongfully cut?
ting timber on school lands in Beaufort
County; Alexander Ferguson, for cutting
timber on Government lands and steal?
ing United States property; Frank Allen,
i for carrying on the easiness of a retail
liquor dealer without paying the speoial
tax. The following oases were tried and
disposed of: Anderson B rann on, for
illegal voting; verdict, not guilty. Mar?
one Chlsoha, for stealing United. States
;property; guilty, and sentenced to pay
a flne'of; JMOO and bo imprisoned until
,,. r-f'>- ??????'?? I
r The murderer of Pvov. J. C. Miller was
caught six miles irora Spartanburg., He
was a negro named Alfred Walker. He
had tho watch, hat and cost of the xntt
Sered minister, and ? has confessed th
lurder. - He;was carried* to Union to?
day. ; From last telegram received, indi?
cations arc that ho will' ho executed to?
day. He has confessed to implication in
a number of crimes committed in Green?
ville - Great excitement prevails.
"Mexican funeral party" is. what the
Indianapolis Sentinel calls the Senatorial
''. ManiatoJ Minna, aas- at> artesian well
J,800 feet deep.* ,
< Mr. Nathan-A-Hunter, of Newberry,
died of paralysis last week.
[j^* CHABJiOTTX, N.,C. April<&v J8??v ,
Editor Phcvnix, (hlumtia+S. ju?De ab
Sib: I bog to add to your remarks of tho,
jithinst., roplying to the'- Vjiion-Htrald'ti
editorial, of tho 3d, as follows: "We had
?or par indebtedness, previous to tho
now regime now in chnrgo of our State,
j tho South Carolina Railroad, Greenville
[and Columbia Railroad, Laurcna Rail
I road, Spartanburg and Union Railroad,
Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad,
Kings Mountain Railroad, North-eastern
Railroad, Wilmington and Manchester
Railroad, Oheraw and Darlington Rail?
road and others unfinished, the un?
completed State House, tho South Caro?
lina College buildings, the Columbia
Canal'of near seven milos in length,
(sold by Radicals to non-rosidonts for!
$200, with a contractor $10,000 a year]
for twenty years, thrown in by the city j
of Columbia, but for which sale you
could now hear at your offico tho whirl
ol spindles und machinery on u great
watering place,) the -anal in Chester
County, (on Catawba River, costing t ie
State $3,000,000, with its granite locks
that will stand for the balance of time,
and other property of the State, which
has bcon sold, and proceeds "gone
whero tho woodbine twinoth."
Wo have received the following bone
fits: Increased indebtedness, public anil
private, increased taxation, decreased
security to stock and produce, corrup?
tion in office, raco animosities, decrease
of Shite assets, of taxable property, lands
rendered unsaleable at one to five dol?
lars per acre, and boing sold for taxes?
worth before tho war twenty to twenty
five dollar:;?depression of our entire
railroad interests, causing their earnings
to bo paid on account of interests to non?
residents, the transfer of much of theso
interests to non-residents by sales, in?
terests being paid on private account, on
account of city bonds, County, State and
railroad bonds, being a constant drain,
through taxation, on the mass of our in?
dustrious people, and paralyzing our ma?
terial interests, creating a bond slavery
to foreign capitalists.
A stifled moral conscience from being
forced to yield to a condition of things
contrary to our sense of right, thus de?
grading our people by forcing their con?
victions of right and self-respect;though
this sense of right is, to some degree,
wrong from training, its surrender to
force is slavery of opinion and degrades
Wo have also the baleful offeet of cor?
ruption in office, with bribery and
temptations to the weak, the needy and
the avaricious, with its power to tempt
and overcome the virtue of our people.
. To the building of the Augusta divi?
sion of the Charlotte, Columbia and Au?
gusta Railroad how much was contribut?
ed by the State? How much to connect?
ing link of Wilmington, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad? How much to Ches?
ter and Lenoir Narrow Oauge, Chester
and Cheraw, Port Royal or Air-Lino
Railways, the latter developing our Pied?
mont country, and under paralyzing in?
fluences of rcokless bad government
how many of all these enterprises (of so
much value to the State) aro in thriving
f Villages aro building on railroads all
over the State, factories of various kinds,
new private dwellings, store houses, A*c.,
swamp lands in many sections being
ditched out; and yet each year shows a
decrease of taxable property, and an
average decline- of values, as witness
sales of Columbia city property, the
aggregate of tax returns, the increased
indebtedness of the farmers to the mer?
chants at these growing railway stations,
the sales of property for taxes?all this
shows that our prosperity doe3 not cor?
respond with our industry or resources.
On railroads leading into Columbia
villages are taking the trade of the city,
heavy taxation of tho city making the
cost of business greater than its profits,
and giving stations near by an opportu?
nity of taking Columbia's trade; each
year increasing this evil and depreciating
the property more, till tho business now
in cotton is about one-tenth of what it
once Was. Another ieature in the growth
of these railroad stations is, that they are
commission houses for large cities and
money centres, and much of their trade
is through nominal agents, reducing the
business of other point3 in proportion,
taxing our country with additional mid?
dle men (non-producers) to distribute
on mortgages, hens, bills of sale. Ac, in?
creasing the labor of book-keepers,
rocorders, &c., all of which is charged to
the poor laborer, making him poorer,
and through high interests making the
rich richer, and gradually tending to a
centralization of wealth in the hands of
the few, precluding the possibility of
independence over being attained by the
toil-worn farmer. Go back from those
railway stations into the interior of tho
country and you can verify this state?
There is local growth in the State?tho
result of energy, coupled with natural
resources superior to the burdens of go?
vernment. Our people in the up-coun?
try have great energy, and are working
with commendable enterprise. Many in
the middle and lower parts of the State
aro making a bravo fight against high
taxes ana consequent adversity. Our
people aro as intelligent and industrious
as any people of similar climate, and if
they felt that State and Federal authority
would give them a fair chance; that they
wo?ld oease to receive the treatment of
aliens; that confiscation by taxation would
not be continuod; that they were not
boasts of burden for the oflloe and bond?
holders; that tho Government was then*
friends, their country's friends, our State
would soon teem with new industries
and a happy people; eommerce, manu?
factures, agrioulture, railroads, would all
prosper and our people be oontonted.
J Oar farm laborors are more poorly fed
and clothed than ever before; most of
them realize this poor food and clothes
only for their toil?many families of five
or six using less meat than one hand re?
ceived before the war, when meat could
be raised. Now hogs would be stolen, if
Jtept under our dwellings. Whero po?
verty, is so great, the character of the
now-made citizen is tempted to the vico
of thoft, and this souroe of wealth (sto'ok
raising) is out off.
Before dosing, I will say that there is
room here for labor, capital and enter?
prise. Our resouroes are inviting, and
with' our new system of labor and an
honest Administration, we have much to
hopp .for. 'In onr present Governor, we
have a public servant that gives us hope.
His course will nerve the industry of our
ficonic, and awaken to aotivity I muoh of
he heretofore | latent resouroes. If tho
politicians who play upon the ignorance
and prejudice of our majority of voters,
to. ?oeuro place ami power, could, bo
driven out, and honest men, lie publicans
or Oonsorvati ves, put in office, (im ? mttoh
I in thisdirection has yet to be done ere
there ia much to hopo for,) wo will see n
revival of the material, moral and social
prosperity- of our State.
A SOUTH CAROLINIAN.
Poisoned by Hemlock.?The particu?
lars of a very singular case of poisoning
by hemlock were developed in Brooklyn,
Sunday, the victim being Professor P.
W. Walkor, a well known scientist, who
was a victim to his own devotion to an
investigation of the methods of treating
nervous diseases? Prof. P. W. Walker
was proprietor of tho Eclectic Baths, at
No. 300 State street, and had for a long
time .suffered from spasmodic contortions
of the muscles of the face, and had been
treated by Dr. Brown-Sequavd, of Now
York, who is now in Europe. The strych?
nine treatment was first applied, but
without success. Professor Walkor then
placed himself under the treatment of
Professors Agnew and Webster, and they
adopted the method of Professor John
Hurley, of St. Thomas' Hospital, in Lon?
don, which is the use of conium, or tho
?uid extract of hemlock. On Saturday,
ho 'visited Dr. Agncw's ofhec, in New
York, whore the drug was used, but with
no .satisfactory result. As Prof. Walker
was leaving the office the physician in?
structed him to procure some of Prof.
Squibb'.s fluid extract of hemlock and
take fifty drops at a dose. The doctor
described to iiis patient what sy into ma
Would appear on his hiking the dose.
Professor Walker then visited Dr.
Squibb's manufactory in Doughty struct,
Brooklyn, and procured an ounce vial of
conium. Returning to his home he be?
gan taking the uioulolne, but tho third
dose resulted in his death. He took the
first dose on Saturday afternoon, and im?
mediately afterward instructed hLs wife
to sit by his side with writing materials
and note his symptoms us ho detected
them. Ho then dictated the following,
an l c ?ntinned his description till ho
??At ten minutes past 1 P. M., fifty
minims Squibb's extract of conium.
Twenty minutes to 5 P. M., effect very
decided?dizziness and relaxation of tho
muscles and limbs; fifty minims more
then taken, und immediately difficulty
of walking and want of power to control
movements; forced to ho down, but no
mitigation of spasms; limbs weak, una?
ble to hold up the head; speech thicken?
ing some, pain and heaving* in top and
back of the hea l, pulse fifty-six. Fifteen
minutes past 5 P. II., took fifty drops;
some nausea, some tremor at base of
clavicle and in muscles across tho chest;
no diminution of spasms about the eyes,
more of photophobia (.dislike of light.)
Twenty-five minutes past 5 P. M., drow?
siness, inclined to sleep. Twenty mi?
nutes to (3 P. M., eyes difficult to open
and speech difficult; difficulty in the
throat, prostration nearly complete;
diplobia (.double sightedness) vastly in
oroasod. Ten minutes past G P. ,11.,
nausea, twitchings on right side, unable
to articulate, eyes closed, fullness almost
to suffocation in the throat, pulse about
sixty, in fact, six?water! water! water!"
These were the professor's last words.
His wife, seeing that he was dying, left
the room to get some coffee, and when
she returned, he was dead. Dr. Gilfillin
was summoned, but was too late to ren?
der any assistance. Professor Walkor
died of paralysis of tho spinal marrow.
Previous to his death, ho stated that
before he left Dr. Agnew's office, the
doctor told him that he might expect all
those sympt >ms. Coroner Simms says
I that the third dose was the cause of tho
I fatality. Tho professor, while taking
tho drug, was very deliberate, and said
to his wife, "Take down just as I dic?
tate." Coroner Simms was notified of
tho case yesterday, and sent for Dr.
Agnew. Dr. Webster, his partner, re?
sponded, and said Dr. Agnew was very
busy, but would come if wanted. Prof.
Walker had been treated by Dr. Agnew
for several months. When his casa was
in the hands of Dr. Brown-Sequard, the
knife was used, but to no purpose.
Prof. Walker was sixty-five years of
age, and has resided in Brooklyn but a
short time, having previously resided at
Plainfield, N. J. Ho was at one time tho
Washington correspondent of the New
York Eeprets, and was intimate with ex
President Johnson. Ho was one of the
persons poisoned at the National Hotel,
Washington, on the occasion of the in?
auguration of President Buchanan, in
1H.*>7. During the rebellion, he was
commissioned by tVen. Mansfield to go
to tho village of "T. B." in Charles
County, Maryland, to capture a Con?
federate spy, named Emack. With the
assistance of a regiment of cavalry he
captured his man. Emack escaped, and
in doing so stabbed Prof. Walker in the
abdomen, inflicting a wound from which
he only recovered after a long stay in
the hospital. This Emack was after?
wards placed in command at Dibby Pri?
son, and was knowns as "Bowie Knife
Emack." Sinco then Prof. Walker held
sevoral positions under tho Government.
In 1871, he was knocked down by a
britik in William street, N. Y., and his
face was badly cut. This accident caused
the disease of the face which resulted in
Ij.VNOI.ET MlNt/VACTDRINO CoMPANV.?
The annual meeting of this company was
held at Langley, on tho 31st of March,
and the following directors were elected:
W. C. Langley, F. J. Pelzor, Josiah Si
bley, James T. Gardiner, Goo. T. Jack?
son, W. C. Sibley. At a mooting of tho
board, held on the 1st instant, Mr. W.
C. Sibley was re-eler.ted President
Fibk at Allendale.?A fire ooourrod
at All en dale, on the Port Royal Railroad,
on Monday evening last, which destroyed
three stores, entailing a loss of near
010,000. j The conflagration at one time
threatened to become general, and it was
only through the timely and weil-uiteoted
energies of tho oitizens, that a much
greator loss was provonted. %
A colored preach or remarked: "When
God made do fust man Ho sot him up
agin do fence to dry." "Who made do
fence?" interrupted an eager listenor.
"Put dat man out!" exclaimed tho co?
lored preacher; "such questions as
dad 'd dostroy all do theology in do
A dressmaker's apprentice speaks of
her cross-eyed lover as the fellow whose
looks aro cut bios.
Reading matter on overy page.
Cm Items. ?Subscribe for tho Phoenix
and then invest a V. in the real estate dis?
Soda water is in season. So is ice
cream. We are ready to acoopt.
Soda water at Dr. W. C. Fisher's drug
store, from to-day, for the season.
Tho weather of tho past few days has
been truly delightful, and summer suits
! are becoming plentiful on tho streets,
j In forwarding! subscriptions to the
; PnoxNix and Gleamcb, don't forget the
I Twenty-five barrels Russett apples,
I from $2 to $3 per barrel, by C. J. Laurey,
] opposite Phozsix office.
Wo notice that peaches are growing
rapidly under the influence of the pre
' sent balmy weather.
Tho ladies are taking advantage of
these beautiful spring days for walks,
rides and shopping.
Yon can get all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at the Phqinix office. Prices satisfac?
A horse ran away with a buggy, (the
j property of \V. D. Stirling <fc Co.,) yes
; terday, and completely demolished the
j A bargain can be obuunod in the pur
i chase of a fount of second-hand bour
: geois or minion, with the necessary cases,
at the Phoenix office.
The complimentary notice of the Pues
Nix*8 now drcjss, which was published
Tuesday, as coming from the Greenville
j Mountaineer, should have been accredited
to the Winnsboro Xews.
Because a man may be unable to see,
at once, the full result of his advertising,
is no reason why ho should hastily judge
it of no effect It is better to watch and
wait, than to make hasty judgment.
Tickets in the real estate distibution,
which comes off in April, can be obtained
at Phoenix office, Indian Girl Cigar Store,
Columbia Hotel Cigar Store, Wheeler
House, Sulzbacher's California Cigar
Store, and Sheridiin's grocery store.
Ja.s. Anderson, Andrew Thomas, Jas.
Walker and Charles Murray, convicted
at the March term, 1875, of the Court of
General Sessions in Anderson County,
beforo his Honor Judge T. H Cooke, and
sentenced to the penitentiary, were re?
ceived at the prison Wednesday. Chas.
Murray was dead when received.
The reading of a good and weil-oon
ductcd newspaper, even for tho space of
one-quarter of a year, brings more sound
instruction, and leaves a deeper impres?
sion, than would probably be acquired
at the best school in twelve months.
Talk to the members of a family who
read the papers, and compare their in?
telligence and information to those wh
do not. The difference is beyond com?
Supiieme Couet Decisions.?J. M.
Runion, appellant, vs. J. P. Latimcr, re?
spondent Appeal dismissed. Opinion
by Willard, A. J.
Thos. Withers, appellant, vs. Samuel
Jenkins, respondent. Motion granted.
Order dismissing complaint set aside,
and case remanded for a new trial. Opi?
nion by Mot.es. C. J. ,
Inquest.?An inquest was held by Co?
roner Colcman, at the penitentiary, yes?
terday, on tho body of Charles Murray,
tho convict, who jumped from the Green?
ville train on Tuesday last. The body ]
was not found until tho next day, and it
was supposed that he had successfully
escaped. Murray was chained t*> another
j "Wo do not conceal from the Con
I servatives that our attacks upon corrupt
Republicans is with a view to reform the
party and to assure its continuance in
power." Tho same old tune and un?
fortunate admission. Just enough re?
form lo keep hold of the loaves and
fishes. There's your measure. As for
concealing anything, you arc transpa?
rency itself. The oil makes you shine.
The Fat?.?Tho lady managers, with
many friends, were busily engaged, yes?
terday, in decorating Irwin's Hall and
making other arrangements for tho fair,
which will begin this evening, at 6
o'clock, in aid of the Palmetto Orphans'
Home. This oharity commends itself to
all classes of our citizens, .-.ml wo were
highly pleased to observe that in this en?
terprise no narrow views as to denomi?
national creeds have made an entrance,
but that all religious denominations are
well represented by tables and attendants.
We feel guaranteed, by the ample pre?
parations, in predioting a grand snocess,
and that tho orphans will realize a hand?
Tat? Cak-Can.?-The description of the
performance at the Opera House, on
Wednesday evening, in the local columns
of our city contemporary, is lamentably
tame. There is a tone of disappointment
in it For whereas this danco ia "highly
bille, (bo our journalist says,) as danced
in tho Columbia Opera House, there was
nothing in either "dress, look or gestnro
calling for the rebuke of the moral Jour?
nalist. " The only satisfaction he derived
from tho concern, was the opportunity of
trying to make a point against a "highly
moral and religions newspaper," and the
watering of his eye?the eye of an an
chorite?at the development and form of
a female gymnast The investment hardly
Bs Prompt.?The managers respect?
fully request all those who propose to
contribute to the (sir/ for the benefit of
tho orphans'to have their contributions
delivered atTrwin's Hall, this afternoon,
by 3 o'clock. .
The Firemen'b Festival.?The firemen
are progressing finely with preparations
for their tournament in May. Subscrip?
tions arc being liberally made, and every
red and bluo shirted member wc meet
takes no note of time, except as to which
company will make the best at the tour?
nament The companies are practicing
frequently, and with increased prospects
of viotory in the day of trial. Several
companies from sister cities will partici?
pate in the festivities of the occasion.
Summer Bzveraobs.?Take a specimen
?an eight-finger glass, with a liquid in
it to suit the taste, then crushed ice, a
little Adam's ale, slices of oranges, a
liberal quantity of pine-apple, (all well
shaken before taken,) strawberries the
size of your" thumb, sprigs of fresh
plucked mint to garnish all and loaf
sugar to ornament, and last but not least
the favorite straw, and you have before you
a gloss fit for the God of Wine. Theso aie
the tempting viands Seegers* Henry spLi
before his patrons, and he has begun to
capture them for the season.
Palmetto Orphan Home.?The follow?
ing are the officers of this institution:
President?Dr. J. W. Parker; Vice
President?R. O'Neale, Jr.; Secretary?
Charles F. Janney; Treasurer?R. I*.
Bryan; Matron?Mrs. M. M. Lynos;
Teacher?Miss Kate Bullin.
Board of Directors?Dr. J. W. Parker,.
R. O'Neale, Jr., Charles F. Janney, R. L..
Brvan, W. K. Bachman, J. H Kinard, J. >
B. Ezell, 0. J. Iredell, Thomas J. Lyles,
J. C. Seegers, W. A. Clark, E. R. Stokes.
Up to this time twenty-seven children
have been received, two have died, three
provided with good homes, four returned
to their friends and eighteen remain in
Luxuries.?Mrs. Hoffman continues in
daily receipt of seasonable fruits, vege?
tables, Ac. Hore you find the mellow
apple, the delicious banana, the palatable
cranborry, the blood-red beet the mar?
row-like carrot and parsnip, the hard?
head cabbage, the odorous onion, the
mealy potato, and all other fruits and
"garden sass," in season and out of sea?
son. Besides these are to be found bo?
lognas seasoned toteste, and other meats.
Then, again, we see the confections, and
other artioles pleasant to the taste and
luxurious to the appetite. Tho polite
attention of Miss Josephine Smith and
Mr. Y. A. Hoffman, coupled with their
efforts to furnish the greatest quantity
and best quality at tho lowest price, is
winning a large number of-patrons.
. Millinery Opening.?Mrs. C. ?. Reed .
had her millinery opening yesterday,
[ whioh was largely attended by the
ladies. The bonnets and bbws, caps
and curls, ribbons and roses, in ele?
gance and profusion, were admired,
criticised, priced and purchased. Oar
fashion reporter was absent from tho
city, and we in the harness not being1 an
adept at millinery "fixins and things,"
must resign the task of inspecting Mrs.
Reed's extensive and fashionable stock
to the ladies. Besides, we doubt onr
ability to describe a bonnet aside from a
hat, or a ribbon from lace, or hair from
jute. We feel satisfied that many Bene?
dicts will soon know what the spring
stylo of ladies' head gear is, without
reading the papers. We know how it is
Orphans' Fair.?The fair for tho
benefit of tho Orphan Asylum, in this
city, begins at Irwin's Hall, this evening,
under the management of a number of
young ladies. The following is a list of
Gentlemen?Dr. J. W. Parker, Dr. R
W. Gibbes, Dr. A. N.. Talley, L. F.
Yonmans, Esq., Capt B. O'Neale, Mr.
J. R Kinard, Mr. R. L. Bryan, Capt T.
C. Dunn, Mr. J. A. Selby, Col. F. W.
j McMaster, Col. Wm. Wallace, Mr. C. F.
Janney, Capt Hugh S. Thompson.
Ladies?Mrs. T. C. Dunn, Mrs. J. H.
Kinard, Mrs. L. F. Youmans, Mrs. J. B.
Ezell, Mrs. J. A Selby, Mrs. Jane Dar
Sn, Mrs. J. D. Pone, Mrs. 0. Walker,
rs. M. H. Berry, Mrs. J. P. Low, Mrs.
I Wm. Peck, Mrs. R. Swaffleld, Miss Mary
McKenzie, Miss Alice McKenzie, Miss
F. Livingston, Miss Ida Boatwright
The lady managers are requested to
meet at Irwin's Hall, this morning, at 10
o'clock, to decorate the hall.
Hotel Arrivals, April 8.?Whetkr
House?lit. and Mrs. J. Tuokor, Maw ;
A Front, Albany; W. T. Batt, Wv B,
Turner, Go.; H. Brumhold, N. 0.; W.
HwPrevitt, 8. C.; L. E. Peck, Chicago;
8 T. Comstooi; , N. Y.; J. Barbot,
Charleston; W. B. Brawley, T. N. Young
blood, J. 8. Wilson, Chester; B. J . H.
Sprniil, Texas; B. MoKnight, Mrs. M.
D. Spring, Misses & D. Spring, M. L.
Spring, A. BL Spring, Pa,; J. Matthews,
NT Y.; G. W. MeLanghltn, W. H. Kttw,
H. Modder, Md.; T. Q. Boozor, Newber
ry; P. Masamoa. Phil.
Columbia Hotel?J. J. McDowell, Bnar
tanburg; Robert Armstrong, Miss M. E.
Armstrong,. Miss Jerry Chony, Philadel?
phia; P. 0. Hemok, Nashville; 0. M.
IWlasa Jodiden ;& 0. G?bert a 0.
R. K.; F. k O.; 8. B. Weokea,
E. A Soot^ Newbawy.
Mansion House?h. W. White, Abbe?
ville; J. R. Slawa?n, city; W. T. Butt,
Augnsta;W. T. Oaillard, a 0.; W. M.
MoCariey, Newbarry; A. 11. SUaby, III.
F. M. Setzlor, Lauren*.
List oi? New AnvKrmsxMKNTs.