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Sunday Horning, April 11, 1878.
The Philosophy of the Greeley Move*
In the notion of State?, and in the
platforms of parties^ as well as in the
oonduot of individuals, whatever is based
upon principle, whatever is done or pro?
fessed because it is right, in apt to bo
vindicated by time and experience
ngairist' any momentary failure, which
may overtake, it. The effort to, olect
Horace Greoloy to the Presidency had
the finest sond-off of any similar political
movoment in our reoent political history.
It was right and just in itself. It ex
.pressed the yearning hopes of patriotic
mon of all sections of the country. But
it followed too close after tho close of the
war. The wounds it had opened, tho
wrongs it had fixed upon one portion of
the American people by the despotic
temper, the irresistible prejudices and
passions and deplorable ignoranoo it had
installed into power, were not sufficiently
healed, or not sufficiently appeased.
President Grant had but to sound his
drums and send forth the cry that the
rebels and Democrats were aspiring to
position again?he had but to agitate the
money centres of Wall and State streets
with fears of their safety?to walk over
tho course into the White Houso again.
Sine o then power has run its usual oourso
into corruption, and tho National Admi?
nistration has been detected to bo a huge
job for private gain and favoritism, and
a flagrant outrage upon the section of the
Union which, on every account, and by
every title of generosity, should havo
had, if not its protecting care, at least its
unswerving justice, extended to it. Sinco
then the North has grown in political
?discernment, and is ripening into more
kindly feolings. What tho Spnth knew
from its reasoning, from its habit of
thought and investigations, from tho
lessons of Jefferson, the writings of Ma?
dison, the productions of Colhoun, tho
example and the utterances of its greaf
thinkers incorporated into its public
life, the North is arriving at by another
prooess. Facts and experience aro com?
ing to the aid of its thought Conquered
Greece gave to its victor arts, literature
and philosophy. It taught Ronio cul?
ture and refinement So the over-run
SoUth, by the discovery of (the merit of
its political creed, by the conservative
tendencies which inhere in the structure
of ita society and forms of Government, ?
when in their normal condition, by the
power of' recuperation, which it has
shown against the effects of a disastrous
war and ,a more destructive and tanta?
lizing peaoe, is giving a useful lesson to
the States North. They are discovering
that there is more here than they were
aware of. They struck blindly at slave?
ry, a mere incident, remaining simply a
a little longer on the Southern than on
the Northern stage?not aware till they
had felt it that the mode and circum?
stances and results of thoir crusade would
destroy rights dearer than slavery, and en?
danger-even the guarantees of sound
government and personal liberty. Theso
things aro beginning now to be dis?
cerned, to be considered and appreci?
But we have written at greater length
than we intended. We meant merely to
introduce the sensible, just and hand?
some remarks made by General Gordom.
of Georgia, a few days ago, in Atlanta, in
vindication of the Greeley movement.
Many persons have hastily .supposed
that it was a great mistake; that the South
erred, Ac. But it was a sincere and
honest effort for reconciliation and resto?
ration, and as such will be more amply
vindicated as timo rolls on. Speaking of
tho attempted coalition of elements to
defeat n corrupt Administration, and the
failure which followed, Sonator Gordon
''The elections of lost fall were the le?
gitimate and the necessary results of that
coalition. Something like the Greeley
movement was absolutely necessary.
The Northern peoplo had beoome incrus
tated with a granite formation of passion,
prejudice and hate, beneath which their
mellower and better, feelings were im?
prisoned. It seemed impossible to break
through this horrid casement that had
coffined the kindly Northern and West?
ern heart No plea could penetrate it;
no outrage eould shiver it; no argument
could phase it It was a solid, unfeeling
mass, against whioh all impulses fell im?
potent But Horace Greeley, with one
stroke of his pen, as with a wand, shat?
tered this miserable shell, and threw the
words of truth and right and justice, like
sunbeams, in upon the soul, and the
brain, and the heart of the people. To
use hla own expression, 'a ohasm yawned
between the people of this republio that
must be closed or filled.' Like an?
other Cur tins, with aa heroic a heart,
and aa high a purpose, ,1 am sure, as
moved tho onoient Roman, ho flung
himself as a sacrifice into the abyss. He
Sve his pen, his 'speech, and his life to
e cause of reconciliation. ?< And he did
not. giro them in vaini Through his
saorifloe the ohasm was closed, and his
peoph* stand over his grave united and
victorious. I- oppoSuu ?heGreeley movc
nienfc at flrat, but I am not one of thoso
who insist now that it was a mistako. I
thtekrH the wisest political
movement in our political history. \ It
won tho carrying out of tho policy aha*,
dowed in Lincoln's, memorable words?
?We have conquered them' by arms; lot
us win them by magnanimity.' ' I heard
Senator Bayard, who. yc?u will remem?
ber, opposed tho coalition bitterly,'and
denounced it on tho door of the Haiti
more Convention, soy in the executive
session of the Senate, just a few days
ago, that after seeing its fruits, he
esteemed tho Grooloy movoment as a
wise, politic and patriotic movement
It gave tho South the ear of the North I
and West. This was all wo wantod. Wo
did not noed arguments, wo only lacked ]
Wanted, Another Ingersoll.
What a power is public opinion. The
country is recovering from tho saturnalia
which succeeded to the war. Tho old
fashioned words right, justice, honesty,
are again coming into vogue. Demand
for reform of abuses is becoming a living
power once more. It ever penetrated
tho benightod and besotted regions of |
South Carolina, and for tho last six
months has taken a practical shape which |
makes plunderers both squirm and curso.
Back, rogues! is tho word, now. Dis?
gorges is tho demand. Unfortunately for |
us we havo but little purchaso to aid in j
detection and prosecutions. Bings have
been so compact, the cohesivo power)
which unites plunderers is so much su?
perior to all better influences, that whilo
the ring worms have peached on each
othor and nothing is so common as the
most monstruous accusations the ono of
tho other, they aro sworn against its
taking tho form of testimony. Men
walk up and down tho streets of Colum?
bia who know their accomplices in frauds
as perfectly as they know their own, who
blab thorn out on occasion, but they
would leavo the State or the United
States sooner than testify. They are
afraid of implicating themselves. It is
a pity that wo are at such disadvantage.
New York is better off in dealing with j
the great ring steals of Twcod and his I
associates. It convicted them and sent |
them to the penitentiary. And now,
under an honest and energetic Governor,
who knows how to lay Iub plans wisely,
aided by such citizens as Charles
O'Conor, tho Legislature has passed some
statutes known as Civil Bemedies Acts,
whose scope is very wide. They remedy
ajl tho defects in the law, as it pre?
viously existed, which broke down tho
former civil suits against members of the
ring. And now, again, in the lack of
other evidenco against those who have
fled the country and taken their property
with them as well as against those who
havo not escaped, Governor Tilden has
pardoned out of tho prison Ingersoll,
one of the principal offenders, who has j
turned State's evidenco, in order to uso
him in the prosecution of the other de?
linquents. This is business. This is a
companion piece to his action in refer?
ence to the canal frauds, by which $1,500, -
000 is annually saved to tho people.
These are big licks, such as suit the large
field of New York and the more advanced
condition of its reform policy and ex?
posure of abuses. If we only had now
a first class rascal in the penitentiary',
ono of tho esoteric disciples of the cor?
rupt ring philosophy, who would be will?
ing to barter the truth which ho knows
for the froo air of which he is deprived,
we might make a start. What a splendid
revelation, for example, might not ?
and- and dozens of others make?
But with all tho criminals who havo I
been plundering the people and fatten?
ing on their substance, with all the vil?
lains who have drawn no other breath
than that of corruption, we cannot find
one who can he utilized against his fol?
lows. They snap their fingers at the
puny efforts to convict. It is lamenta?
ble that with all our resources in this
line, wc should he powerless to use a
singlo one. We arc like the miser
tnagnas inter opes inops. Wo have cotton
and unimpeachable water power, but no
companms to spin it up. We have
minerals, but wo don't mine. We havo
capable men and honest men, but they
havo no more chance than if they were
in heathen lands. And, worse than all,
wc oven have the raw material of rogues
in lavish abundance, big and little, but
for the life of us, wo can't got at ono of
tho big ones, either for tho discipline
and punishment which would do him
good, or as the means of detecting others,
a sorvioe which would he, of infinite ad?
vantage to tho community. But, alas!
who thinks or cares for tho community?
The utmost that we are capable of is to
pass resolutions directing public officers
to prosecute and then "lose" them.
Oh! for a convicted plunderer! Oh! for j
the genius and courage in a public
officer whioh will find such man, mani?
pulate him through the courts, give him
a wholesome courso of prison life with
hard labor, and. then will make him a
stand-point, a pou ato to lift and destroy
the whole corrupt rascally gang who
prosper in the degree that they despoil
and Stifle tho State, and glitter and
shine with a false glare, only, as they
tarnish its honor.
Thb Umited States Ooubt, Apbix, 9,
Judoe Bbtah FUNDOn?.?In the Circuit
Court Henry Williams, alias Henry
Townpond, indicted for stealing letters
from the Columbia nnnt now; verdict,
guilty. The case of Henry1 Johnson, in
diotmont for forgery, was, on motion of]
the District Attorney, transferred to the
District Court The oaso of William S.
Parsons and others against the City
Council of Charleston was postponed.
Strayed or Stolen: A .Great Popular
Beaotion. ' Any information will be
thankfully received at the headquarters |
of the Connecticut Bepublloan Stato |
Committee? Springfield Republican.
In Judge Beod's Court, ofciTriday, Mi.
Miles presented a petition from Messrs.
Geo. W. Williams & Co., Polzor, Bodgers
& Co., Wm. C. Bee, Jamegv Adger &
Co., Alva Gago, Or. A. Trenholm A Son,
and other lending property holders of
tho County, to sot aside certain verdicts
against tho County of Charleston, The
Judge, after hearing Mr. Miles for and
Solicitor Buttz against tho petition, or?
dered that the verdicts bo set aside and
new trials granted. These judgments,
sixty-throo in number, amount to about
$120,000. Tho grounds of tho petition
uro, that the vordicts had been irregular?
ly recovered, that many of the claims an;
fraudulent, that tho Solicitor had ac?
cepted service and then allowed the ver?
dicts to go against the County by con
Rent, without the knowledge, assent or
authority of the County Commissioners
for whom ho assumed to act. Tho pe?
tition, moreover, was accompanied by
affidavits from two of tho Board of Com?
missioners, allowing that thoy had never
employed Buttz to act as their attorney.
Buttz was very indignant about it, and
filed an answer which concludes with
what is meant ns n sting, namely, his
"regret that men of standing and charac?
ter should sign such a paper." He also
intimated his purposo to indict the pe?
titioners for libel, and tho County Com?
missioners lor perjury. He bikes it
hard, uses big words, haughty threats
and nil that, but it won't avail. Tho
publio has reason to thank Judgo Heed,
Mr. Miles and the petitioners for their
timely action. It will not prejudice any
just claims, and those that are regarded
as fraudulent and irregular will have to
Bhow what bottom they stand upon.
As an example, the step taken in Charles?
ton will be invaluable. Tho determina?
tion expressed by Judge ltecd, that the
"Court, whilo ho presided in it, should
never bo tho means of legalizing claims
that were fraudulent and invalid," is one
that docs him credit, and will meet the
cordial approval of tho poople of the
State. Let aggrieved people in other
Counties take heart from this example.
Bhode Island closes tho political races
for the spring season. There will now
be a respite in election returns until
August, when Kentucky will have an
unimportant and of course one-sided
strugglo. September follows with regu
I lor field-battles in Maine and California,
land skirmishes in Vermont, Colorado,
New Mexico and Wyoming. Oregon,
I Indiana, Nebraska and West Virginia
have no olections this year. In October,
Ohio and Iowa will teat the popular
pulse?tho latter by electing a Governor.
The political sweep-stakes of the year
will bo in November, when Now York
and Pennsylvania, with u number of
others, will have their a.vy in tho mat?
ters of government We regard this as
the very best year not to bet on con?
tested political struggles, for tho people
are doing their own voting pretty much
as they like, regardless of organs or
The G.vnq or MunoEivEns KSD Thieves
ra Jail?Captain H. C. Alloy has suc?
ceeded in capturing Jim Bug and James
Anderson, tho ring-leaders of the organ?
ized band of murderers and highwaymen
that have terrorized the people of Green?
ville, Spartanburg and Union Counties
for tho past six months. Never has a
detective managed a case with more con
summato skill, nor pursued villains more
successfully than the Spartanburg mar?
shal has done in this case; and lie not
only deserves the thanks of tho citizens
in the vicinities where these murders and
outrages have been committed, but of
the people of the State at large, and
his reward should be commensurate
with the splendid work he has performed.
Tho peoplo of Greenville County now
know who murdered in cold blond, to
got a few dollars, their fellow-citizen,
Marens barton, which has been a mys?
tery that none of us could solve. We
know, further, that a number of our citi?
zens have been accosted on the public
highways, and whilo some have escaped
by night, others havo been shot, and
among that number is Isham K. Robi
son, whoso arm is almost paralyzed from
the effocts of a pistol shot. He was fired
upon four times, within a few paces.
Mr. Bobison, as woll as the drivor of his
wagon, both went to see Sullivan yester?
day at tho jail, and identified him ns the
man who aimed a blow at Mr. Bobison
with a bludgeon. Alf. Walker, who cul?
minated his career of crime in the heart?
less murder of Bev. Mr. Miller, is sup?
posed to bo the negro who did the shoot?
These desperadoes, with Jim Ander?
son, have all boon captured; and besides
the orimes they have committed in
Greenville County, they must account
for numerous others committed in other
The proof in every case will be estab?
lished beyond the shadow of a doubt,
and then it is expected that there will be
such another hanging by the neck, as
will.warn all such scamps that the ma
jc.'y of the law is respected by tho good
people, and will be enforced against all
who engage in murder and rapine.
It has oome to light that the President
of the Spartanburg National Bank and
Capt Alloy were to havo been the next
victims of the murderous gang that has
just boon broken up by the capture of
the ring leaders. Their plans wore laid
to make a raid on thoao gentlemen be?
tween tho 10th and 12th of April, and
bnt for the fortunate capture of the
scoundrels, two more good men may
have been brutally murdered.
Tho gains and. Josses were pretty
dvenly'divided between the two parties
yesterday. The Demoorats made all the
gains and the Bepublicans all tho losses.
CrrxTrzMs.? Subscribe for the Puorttrx
and then invest a V in the real estate dis?
Reading matter on every page.
Our people ought to have good bmins.
They e?t fish enough.
Musical mosquitoes uiakc men much
Seo notice, of Morris' Minstrels, for
Tuesday and Wedn( sday nights.
Tho cheapest black grenadines wo havo |
ever seen arc to be had at C. F. Jack?
In forwarding subscriptions to the
r?'?i*Mx and Gleaned, don't forget the
C. F. Jackson has just received a lot
of dress goods, worth 25c, and soiling
j them at 12.1c.
The Morris Minstrels arc advertised as
j first class and strictly moral in every
The rain foil steadily the best part of
yesterday and last night, and the damp?
ness and cold made fires pleasant onco
j You can get all stylos of job printing,
I from a visiting card to a four-sheet post
' er, at the PmBXtX office. Prices satisfac
Col. I. W. Avcry has sold his interest
; in the Atlanta Herald to Col. P. A. Alston
? ?oue i of his partners?and severs his
, editorial connection with that paper.
Mr. Symmers, of the City Hall grocery
fame, is out in our columns, this morn?
ing, with a list of desirables, indispensa?
Spring trade must be promising, judg?
ing from the large stock of dry goods,
notions, Ac., our friend Jackson has
bought--selling cheap, too.
C. V. Jackson says he is the leader of
low price.;, and if you will call and seo
the large stock of now goods and their
? low prices, you will agree with him.
A bargain can be obtained in tho pur?
chase of a fount of second-hand bour?
geois or minion, with the necessary coses,
at the Piuesix office.
W. D. Love & Co. arc alive to the
wants of the people. Wo have been sur?
prised at their immense display of spring
goods, and at such low prices.
Mr. J. H. Kinard announces to the
ladies that lie will havo an opening of
millinery at his establishment on Tues?
day next. The display already made in
his windows is fine.
The annual meeting of the Ladies'
Benevolent Society, for the relief of the |
sick poor, will be held Monday (to-mor?
row) afternoon, at 5 o'clock, at Misses
This is the season of the ycur when
the average young man of the period
squares his cash and wonders which
tailor he will victimize for a stylish suit
of spring clothes.
Now that spring is upon us, wc hope
that our merchants will see that their
steps and dry goods boxes are cush?
ioned. It is asking too much of idle
men to wish them to sit upon cold stone
Tickets in the real estate distibution,
which comes off in April, can be obtained
J at Phoenix office, Indian Girl Cigar Store,
Columbia Hotel Cigar Store, Wheeler
House, Sulzbacher's California Cigar
Store, and Sheridan's grocery store.
Now is the time bed bugs make their
appearance. They are said to he most
readily destroyed by nux vomica in tho
form of tincture, combined with liquid?
ammonia, which mixture is to be freely
applied to tho joints and cracks of the
Here is a simple rule to detect coun?
terfeit fifty cent notes: On the counter?
feit, the lock of hair in the corner of
Dexter's forehead touches the hair at
each en I, while in the genuine it is a
"C" shaped lock, and touches only at
the lower end.
ILvtr. Storm.?Yesterday morning came
in bright and warm, with the prospect of
a summer day, but by 11 o'clock, with
little warning, the clouds gathered, the
wind blew, the thunder rolled, the light?
ning flashed, the ruin poured, the hail
fell thick and fast, and wo began to be?
lieve we would soon be the victims of a
tornado. Tho storm lasted twenty or
thirty minutes, during which time the
atmosphere becamo suddenly cool, and
wo were again reminded of winter. Wo
heard of no damage by the storm. Tho
following was the state of tho barometer
and thermometer at 2 P. M., as recorded
by Dr. E. E. Jackson's instruments: Baro?
meter, 29.7; thermometer, 66. The ther?
mometer fell nine degrees in fifteen
minutes, when the cold wind from the
Relioious Services To-Day. ? Prosby
terion Church?Rev. J. H. Bryson, 11 A.
M. and 7J P. M.
Trinity Church?Rov. P. J. Shand,
rector, and Rev. J. H. Stringfollow, as?
sistant, 11 A. M. and 5 P. M.
Lutheran Chnroh?Rev. Z. W. Beden
baugh,10} A. M.
St. Peter's (Catholic) Church?Rov. J.
j L. Fullerton, first Moss 7 A. M.; Becond
Moss 101 A. M.; Vespers 41 P. M.
Baptist Church?Rev. A. B. Woodfin,
pastor, 11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Marion Street Church?Rev. W. D.
Kirkland, 11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Washington Street Church?Rev. A.
W. Walker, 11 A. M.
Mission Chapel?Rov. A. W. Walker,
4 P. M. ,
Irwin's Hall?Rov. D. B. Clayton, 4
Colored Firemen's Tournament.?The 1
colorod firemen tire making splendid '
headway in their proposed tournament
in the first part of May?about tho 3d or
4th. They deserve all the help our citi?
zens can give them toward success, as
they havo over been ready, energetic and I
willing co-workers with the white com- .
panics in fighting the fiery element
They propose to invite several colored
companies to participate with them in'
their festivities; and we are satisfied that
tho visitors will have to be at tho top
round of tho ladder of experience und
activity to surpass the Vigilant, Enter?
prise and Congavce.
Tub Fair.?This festhal in aid of the
Palmetto Orphans' Home was continued
yesterday, from 11 to 2, but tho storm
which came up at the first-mentioned
hour was a great damper to the occasion
However, a fine lunch was to bo had, and
quite a number of persons were present
A large number of fancy articles were
disposed of during the fair. Wo have
not ascertained tho full amount realized,
but have reason to believe it approxi?
mates $500. The expenses were light, as
nearly all the articles disposed of wore
contribution*. The string bond of the
18th Infantry rendered their services
gratuitously. We unintentionally omitted
the names of Misses Sophie Diercks and
Marie Kramer in yesterday's issue.
Nobby.?Somebody has said that "gar?
ments oft proclaim the man; but costly
thy habit to thy purse." There Is much
truth in this quotation, despite the fact
that some one else has said "clothes don't
make the man." Take the hat for in?
stance. Wo ask the question, which is
liked the best, a now hat or old hat? The
answer comes at once?nsw hat Well,
there is a placo in our view where tho
daintiest, the largest, tho roundest or
longest heads can bo fitted. We know it
to be a fact Then, you can find there
all styles of caps, except perchance a
madcap or night cap. Talk of your
Broadway swells, dressed in the height
of fashion! Horc is the house to fashion
yourself according to taste. Dress suits,
business suits, or any other kind of
suit, except a Brooklyn scandal suit, can
bo obtuined. As for canes, t!.-- nobbiest
little ones, to twirl in one hand while
you curl your moustache with the other,
(unless you are like a Chinese "gal,"
with all your hair on lop of your head,')
or any other cane, except one to kill a
brother, con bo purchased here. Oh, tho
neckties, but they are lovely. The Lord
Warden cravat is tho one, with patent
adjustment; worn either as a Brunswick
scarf, Windsor tie, bow, or with ring or
pin.* All varieties and colors can be had,
except a sheriff's nocktio. Collars of
endless styles and shapes, save as big as
a horse collar, as that would bo out of
all reason. You con have them standing
so high that insurance agents wonld bo
soliciting you to tako out an accident
policy on your ears. All these, and even
more, do we say unto you aro to bo had
and done at the popular store of Messrs.
Kinard & Wiley.
? ??? ?,
Tue Fibemen's Tournament.? The day
for the great festival of the white compa?
nies of the Columbia Fire Department
has been fixed on Thursday, the 6th of
May. Its success is already assured, as
tho active and energetic gentlemen in
charge of the arrangements have secured
handsome subscriptions from our citi?
zens, with a bright prospect of a greater
increase. Out firemen richly merit all
that can bo done for them in nid of any
enterprise which they may undertake, as
no portion of any community is so self
sacrificing, patriotic or public-spirited as
its firemen. In many instances, without
property themselves, they volunteer life
and limb for the protection of that of
others. When tho fire-alarm is sounded,
tho fireman feels it a call to duty, and
answers tho summons with an alacrity
and patriotism that cannot bo surpassed
by tho soldier's response to the call to
arms. By all means, then, let every citi?
zen contribute to aid the firemen in their
day of recreation and enjoyment, and
mako it an occasion long to bo remem?
bered by the community at large, and
ono which will stimulate, if such can be
possible, our gallant firemen to renewed
zeal in the dischorgo of their unselfish
and self-imposed duties.
It is expected that several companies
from adjacent cities will participate with
the Palmetto, Independent and Phoenix
Companies on this gala occasion. Those
who may visit Columbia to take part in
the tournament will havo to look weU to
their laurels, as our department have
been practicing nightly for some time,
and have accomplished remarkable feats
in timo and evolutions. The visitors
who may entertain hopes of carrying to
their homes some of the handsome prizes
offered, must como propar?d to perform
deeds of agility and admiration.
The following prizes have been de?
cided upon: First - prizo for steamers,
$100; second prize for steamers, $75; first
prize for hook and ladder companies, $75;
second prize for hook .and ladder compa ?
nies, $50; first prize 'for hoso companies
and hose reels, $75; second prize for
hose companies and hooo reels, $50.
For particulars as to order of exor?
cises and information for companies in?
tending to participate, oar advertising
oolumns famish directions.
Op En a House.?Tuesday evening, tho
13th instant, Miss Anna Dickinson will
deliver her famous lecture on Joan of
Aro. From the favorable, indeed eulo?
gistic, comments of tho press, wherever
she has appeared, even in cities where
there was a feeling, against women lec?
turers, and where she had been classed
with certain Stuntons, Anthonys, et id
omne genus, we feel assured that Miss
Dickinson will be received at the Opera
House by a largo audience. We havo
published several notices of this famous
woman, and now annex one from the
' 'It would possibly be nearer tho fact
were wo to say that Miss Dickinson is
not a lecturer, but an actress?a power?
ful, fasoinating actress, who dramatizes
her thrilling words, and with a touching
pathos acts out tho simply touching story
of Jean D'Arc with a power such as has
never boen witnessed in tho South be?
fore. She brings before her hearers tho
Bcenes and incidents of 400 years ago
with an earnestness and a magical con
I trol that is beyond our power to describe.
To say that she holds her audience spell?
bound would not faithfully represent the
truth. She chains every listener, moves
every heart, and brings tears to eyes that
would scorn to weep upon occasions of
more solemn import"
Spelling Matches.?The rage for con?
tests in orthography seems to possess the
country, and none the less in the great
cities than in rural neighborhoods.
Washington, Baltimore, New .York, Bos?
ton, Chicago and, we believe, every other
prominent city in the country hold these
battles every week, and find thorn very
amusing, and all the details of the fight
appear in the papers next morning. A
' 'great spelling match" was held in Lin- "
coin Hall, Washington, on tho evening
of tho 31st ultimo. After a long and
livoly competition, Miss Clara Ball and
Professor H. L. Thomas were left solo
combatants, and Miss Ball then broke
down on tho word "jib," spelling it with
a "g," leaving the Professor the victor of
tho field and owner of the prize?a Web?
ster's dictionary. Wo note this particu?
lar match which is reported by the Wash?
ington Chronicle, because, for the first
time, we find tho* rules of the game
printed. The reader may feel an interest
in knowing thorn:
1. After the presiding officer and
referees shall have been presented, the 1
schoolmaster will at once take charge,
and tho sides for the first contest shall
be called off by the leaders who have
2. The standard authority for spelling
shall be according to either Webster or .
3. Tho speller shall have the Tight to
ask the definition of a word before spell?
ing, and also to except to the pronuncia?
tion of a word if he or she deems it lack?
ing in authority.
4. When a word is mis-spe'.led, it shall
not be again put in the' same class, but
the schoolmaster shall give the correct
I spoiling to the audience.
5. Tho referees shall deoide all ques?
tions raised. In case of disagreement,
the presiding bffioer shall deoide. All
appeals shall be made and decided on
the spot before the spelling of a word by
a contestant shall be final. But this rule
shall not preoludo the correction of an
error by a speller, if discovered and
corrected before the final syllable is
The words selected for the contests
shall exclude, so far as possible, all words
of a technical, medical or purely seien- '
tific character; also, geographical and
proper names, and shall be confined to
words in use in general reading, writing
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Hotel Annrv.vLs, April 10.?Columbia
Hotel?P. 8. Jones, Ohio; E. Burton,
Pa.; W. P. Gee, B. K. Brookington, Dar?
lington ; G. D. Sellers and wife, St Mat?
thews; H. B. Jenker, Boston; J. B.
Thomas, J. Trumble, S. C.; T. H. Swain,
111.; J. W. Aiken, Winnsboro; P. C.
Hoinek, Tenn.; M. A. Warren, city; J.
D. Stoney, S. C; T. Hamlin, Chicago;
E. C. Thornton, Omaha; H T. Peake, S.
C.; T. H. Crukshanks, Ala.; J. H. Croft,
Ark.; J. H. Whittinson, Vioksburg; A.
C. Shooter, Miss.; J. W. Gosport, N. O.;
L L Phillips, B. Christopher Caw-'
bridge, Mobile; T. L. Eraster, St. Louis;
S. C. Tomllnson, Michigan.
Wheeler House?Mrs. T. M. Keerl, W.
F. Lanaboo and wife, Master E. F. Keerl,
Miss L. Bobinson, Mrs. S. Phillips, Bal?
timore; B. W. Dayton, N. J.;F. A. Met
calf, N. Y.; W. H Previtt, S. C.; Waiter
8. Turner, Augusta; S. E. White, Grove
wood; John R. Bennons, Baltimore; W.
Dudley, Charleston; Wm. A. Bradley,
Augusta; P. 8. Jones, Toledo; T. B.
Crawford and wifo, Miss D. Crawford, 8.
L. Crawford, W. Jt Crawford, U. Y.; J.
Noa, Baltimore; Wm. Ayres and wife,
Philadelphia; W. R. Harmount, S. A.
Arnstein, N. Y.; 8. Angle, Charlotte; J.
H. Woodcock, Richmond.
Mansion House?Dr. Levy, Baltimore;
W. O. Tntt, Orangeburg; 8. V. Boll, Jr.,
Savannah; G. M Anderson, Groenvillo;
8. B. Poinier. Ridge way; Mis? M. L.
Rutledge, Miss M, C. Holliday, Claren?
don; Jas. E. Black? city; M. Resse. Baiti
?\%^^^ ^ ^ *
Hendrix House?"E. P. Swayne, Paw t
P. West, RO. W. Mathers, "
Thomas Stoltt, Tenn.; J. T.
J. A. Lavai, city.'
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List of Nkw Anvsarrsxaresrs.
? J. H. Kinard?Millinory Goods.
3 W. D. Love & Co.?Summer Silks, fta.
Independent Fire Company.
01 gJl?iu$j~Bacon, Peanuts, fto.
id Farmers'B. 4L. Asa'n.
Jacob Lovin?Unpaid Gas Bills.
O, P. Jackson?New Goods.
City Hall Grocery Store.
Parker's Hall?Morris Minstrels. '
One of the theatrical critics having
spoken of Emily S?ldens as ??a Gordian
shape of dazzling huo," the Providence
Press says: "We suppose he means to
convey the idea that she's knotty aa weft