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Sunday Morning, April 18, 1875.
What We Do and What We Might Do. ,
Tho Chicngo Times bus, in roply to
inquiries sent out, roooived authentic
statements of the present prospects of tho
wheut orop in tho principal'?" -wheat
growing States of tho North-west. They
are satisfactory and encouraging, both as
to the breadth sown, as compared with
iast year's area, and us to the condition
-and upneanincc of the wintor wheat sinoo
tho close of winter. Tho breadth is
greater and the appearance of tho fields
fine und thrifty. Tho young wheat hae
boon protected from the extreme seve?
rity of tho weather by the depth of snow
which has covered it, during most of the
winter. Upon the whole, the prospect
is considered good, and a corresponding
good feeling and hopefulness are spread?
ing into'other branches of business and
trade. If food bo abundant and cheap,
requiring less of earnings to procurn if,
there is more for other wonts.
Tho estimated export of grain pro
'?ducts, wheat and corn, and of bacon,
pork, Ac, for the year 1874, was $218,
545,410. This is a fine showing, but the
single article of cotton for the same year,
with all the drawbacks to its culti?
vation in the South, from bud govern?
ment, discontent and political causes,
amounted. j in Value to $211,223,580,1
-and if' it- had not. been inado tho
??subject of speculation, would have
' brought perhaps $2,000,000 or $0,000,000
more. Cotton and .grain uro tho great
interests and the principal exports, and
favorable accounts of tho latter will tend
to the renewal of hope and confidence in
all other directions. R Tho Southern culti?
vators of the soil ought to consider their
immense advantages over all others on
this continent Tho West und North?
west, most favored region noxt to their
own, are to bo ? congratulated* on tho
grain products which they send to swell
the stream of our foreign commerce.
Hut those'are more than equalled by the
??cotton from the dosohitod South. If to
our cotton crops we added, as we could,
id most, without any additional labor, the
production of our own breads tuffs, pork,
bacon, lard, butter, stock, animals, Ac,
we might almost revel in prosperity.
Imagination would be lost in attempting
to picture the results which would bo
achieved if this were done, and if to the
production of cotton wo should add its
manufacture into ynrns and cloth for
home use and export. Our greatest lack
Is to know and appreciate our own bless?
ings und advantages. Wo can combine
- tho productions of both tho South,
North-west, and partially tho tropics,
too. And we can double the value of
our staple by New England thrift and
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Thanks to Speaker Blalne.
In his speech in Connecticut, Speaker
Blnine, professing to be apprehensive of
a return of the South to control, in tho
affairs of the country, was really chap
ing his speech so as not to run counter
to tho imperious demands of President
Grant. We should think this rather
infra dig. on tho part of a man who can
think, who claims to have courage und
who undoubtedly has opportunities. We
can but be. thankful to him for what he
says of .the South. Not meant kindly, it
shows possibilities worth thinking about.
With Colorado admitted to the Union,
said Mr. Blaine, the total electoral vote
will bo 3Gi), of whioh 185 will be a ma?
jority. The South voting as a unit, can
givo 138 votes, leaving only 47 to be ob?
tained out of the 231 that belong to the
North. Tho threo States of New York,
Connecticut and California can give
these votes. The united South, says the
Xation, is not yet accompli shed; but it
seems not far off, for South Carolina and
Mississippi aro the only thoroughly Re?
publican States left in that part of the
country, and Mississippi is very uncer?
tain. The St. Louis Rjpubllcan, in dis?
cussing the questions suggested by
Speaker Blaine, remarks that it is a very
bad thing that the old sectional division
between tho North and South should be
thus revived, but is cundid enough to
admit that of lute years this was the con?
clusion to which tho policy pursued by
Republicans was loading. Certainly it
was and designedly so. Now that it is
detected to be unwise, to have been
pushed too far to be likely to lead to con?
temning, the discovery is suddenly made
that it is a very bad thing. To all who
are concerned about the course of States
South, we venture to say that South Ca?
rolina before a great whilo will bo equally
"unoortain" as Mississippi. The South?
ern States all gravitate necessarily in ono
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s The BuiLmuo Turns m New Yon*.?
The iSTeV York TVioune says the prospects
for the building trade for the coming
seasoh )n,;th?t; City have not materially
improved' since last year, when they
were hot as good as in. 1873. Sovoral
reasons aTeassigned for the prosont dull
nods in th? trade?the dullness in, busi?
ness generally, tho reduction of rents
without a corresponding reduction in
the cost of building materials, whioh
have fallen off slightly since the last
year; the obstinate and .uncompromising
attitude of the trades'; .unions and the
consequent frequent strikes among the
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i no Nsws and Courier Ltbol Suite.
A special term of the Court of General
Sessions will ho held on Monday in
Charleston, at which the first cases to be
triod arc olgh? indictments for libel
against, two of the proprietors of the
News and Courier. Tho Stato is the
proseautor and will be represented by
Solicitor Butt*/, who will bo assisted in
tho oases in which Sheriff Bowcn is con?
cerned by United States District Attorney
Corbin. The accused will bo repre?
sented by G.moral .Tames Conner, the
Hon. W. D. Porter and Henry A. M.
Wo do not always agree with the Xciwt
Sid Courier, and neither of us has mea?
sured our words in giving expression to
differences of opinion. But our sympa- |
it. ? _ t * ? i ? ? ? " i
tnies and good wishes go with our con?
temporary in this trial. Its fight against
Bowcn was a fight for the citv and
County of Charleston. It was u good
fight imd bravely won. And we trust, j
as we bolievc, that it will win in the
Courts also, und stand justified for tho
use of a bold and unsparing criticism,
where the interests of the community
are at stake. |
Norrru amj South. In the New York
Herald, of tho llth, appears u remarka?
ble letter from a gentleman?Mr. Julian
Allen?who has recently returned from
a trip of observation South, testifying in
the interests of truth and justice to tho
accuracy of the descriptions of the spo?
liations which kavo been visited on it.
This gentleman says:
"The people of tho South, by occupa?
tion tillers of the soil, are naturallv more
confiding than we in tho North, who are
chasing for the almighty dollar regard?
less of any other consideration?a senti?
ment whi?h has so corrupted us that we
have become cmfty, sharp and at a very
low grade of uiorality.as well as roligion.
While the whole of us are bad enough,
there are still degrees of depravity, and
tho lowest of our people, soon after tho
war, rushed upon those unfortunate
Southerners with all tho rapacity of hun?
gry wolves after a dying animal, de?
ceiving the colored people, betraying
and despoiling tho whites. They found
u ready means of enriching themselves
to such* an extant that it seems now as if
tho spoliators could do no more than to
rob tho dead of tho pennies to cover
their eyes, and kick the corpses because
they had only two optics apiece."
Ho is equally emphatic in designating
as the chief instrument of the wrong
done the South the administration of
President Gnint, and showing that the
North in similar circumstances would
never have submitted to it. We quote
"Thank Heaven, the people of the
North and South arc finding out, though
already so much damage is done, that to
bring prosperity once more homo to all
this country, more especially to the
South, where they neod it most, we must
know each other, know each other's
wants and exert ourselves honestly in
the matter to pro toe t it, be it white or
black justice. One unfortunate and
mighty drawback to prosperity at pro
sent anywhere in this Union is that tho
administration of President Grant is at
enmity with the. South and shuts its eyes
to the true needs of tho Southern peo?
ple. I am convinced of such facts by
my own knowledge imd the innny de?
clared assertions of the President on
these subjects and finding tho actual
state of things in tho South. Suppose
tho North had been so unfortunate as to
make a mistaken rebellion, and we had
lost our wealth, spirits and other things
that go to make prosperity and happi?
ness, and then a swarm of unprincipled
robbers should come here and entirely
disrupt all local affairs, deceive our
laborers, almost inciting them to insur?
rection, disorganize our quiet, as tho
carpet-baggers have done South, would
we tamely submit? No! Would we not
donate them a dress that would resemble
a bu/.gurd more than a fashionable
Broadway suit? Very quickly we would
do so. Would General Grunt attempt
to declare martial law? Would ho at?
tempt to semi soldi'-irs? No, no!"
As Cmt'OUXAKTSt?IKK.- -The weavers and
carders in the Fall River, Mass., mills
have struck, and tho effect will be very
unfortunate. This small Now England
eity is a great manufacturing power.
There arc forty-three cotton miils in Pall
River, with an incorporated capital of
$14,745,001), a probable investment of
$30,000,000, containing 1,208,508spindles
and 20,805 looms. The latest statistics
roport the total number of mills in tho
United States as 817, containing 180,075
looms and (1,415,383 spindles, manufao
tnring 508,000,000 yards of print cloth
annually. Of this total, Now England
has 480 mills, with 148,180 looms and
7,538,300 spindles, yielding 481,000,000
yards of print cloths per annum. Fall
River has more than one-eighth of aU tho
spindles in the country, or one-sixteenth
of tho total in New England, and it
manufactures ovor one-half of tho entire
product of print cloths. When the mills
are in fall running time they employ
15,000 hands, using 135,000 bales cotton
yoarly in the manufacture of 330,000,000
yards of cloth, and their monthly pay?
roll amounts to over $500,000. All this
is tho outgrowth of tho first cotton fac?
tory built in 1813, that began operations
with 896 spindles.
Mr. Wm. Milling, near Salem Church,
in Fairfiold, last week, killed a "cata?
mount," weighing twenty pounds. Ho
was out hunting with his rifle, when
passing under a tree, the "varmbit"
sprang upon him from an overhanging
limb. It missed its distance, and landed
upon the ground, but sprang a second
time at Mr. Milling and fastened its
claws in the breast of his coat Ho
struck it off and it ran a second timo up
the tree. Mr. Milling drew his pistol
and fired at it, the ball taking effect in
tho animal's head. It sprang upon i bun
again, but was soon despatched. Had
the beast been larger .it might have
made a dangerous flghtj as it evinoed
any amount of pluck. ? Winmboro A'twsi
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.. OjwzaocnavM.. Fxkem i? .Cnjuitorro.- -?
Abont 3 o'clock, on Fridqy ufternbon,:>a
quantity of cotton on tho platform of the'
Charlotte, Columbia ami Augusts and
Richmond and Dnnvillo RaCqft^ll, ,&t
Charlotte, took lire and in a very short
timo fully 3,000 balos wow, -in-? flames.
Every effort to put it out at nrat'.wftS a
failure, for tho wind was blowing almost
' a perfeot hurricane. The ourrcnt of tho
wind from where tho firo originated,
carried it directly in tho direction, of the
North Carolina * depot, or rather->the
offices ofthat company, and tho largo
and spacious warehouse and depot of
tho Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
Railroad, and in thirty minutes after tho
firo alarm had been given, both of these
buildings were on fire. Most of tho
books and papers wore gotten nut. but
tho transfer of tho fire from the burning
cotton to the depot was so rapid that
very little timo was given for the re?
moval of any freight, and tho forked
tongues of the flames soon iickod tip
$50,000 worth of valuable freight, in?
cluding tho value of the buildings.
About this time the largo wooden build?
ing belonging to W. J. Rlaek, and for?
merly the Exchange Hotel, was in immi?
nent danger, but by almost superhuman
efforts it was saved, after catching on fire
several times. The large cotton platform
recently erected by tho Carolina Central
Railroad was at this tiino in most immi?
nent danger, and, communicating,' as it
did, with the foundry buildings of t'.npt.
John Wilkos, and binding in the direc?
tion of tho wooden buildings which are
situated just West of the foundry, every?
body felt that extra efforts must be made
to save these buildings.
Flakes of the burning cotton were car?
ried, in some instances, hundreds of
yards, as chaff before the wiud, ami were
communicating the lire in many places
in the direction of Meehanicsville. The
first was tho largo wooden building just
to the East of the burning depot, and in
an incredible short space of lime, the
old tan-yard buildings and several other
houses in that vicinity were in Bullies.
At this time, tho old Peter Brown House,
occupied by B. C. Henry, Esq., ns a
boarding houso, took fire in the roof, ami
a building in Tiddy's yard was seen to
bo on uro. In an instant, it w.is disco?
vered that O. H. Elms' stable and Col.
Myers' kitchen were in flames. About
this time, tire was communicated to
Robert Beatty's residence, on 7th street,
and it wns burned to the ground. Not
loss than a dozen houses in this pan. of
town were on fire at this lime, and as the
wind was blowing ft terrible gale, little
hope was left of saving this portion of
the city. By almost superhuman efforts,
tho large mansion of Col. W. R. Myers,
was saved, and also tho residence of
John L. Brown, E-iq., and tho further
spread of the fire in this direction was
Among the losses must he ad tied a
very large quantity of furniture, which,
on being removed from the residences,
1 was, in many instances, damaged nearly
as badlv its if destroyed by fire. Tho
houses burned wero offices of tho North
Carolina Depot, the Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad Depot, dwelling
belonging to Mrs. Brown, etc., Brown's
tannery, North Carolina Railroad black?
smith shop, wood shop and blacksmith
shop belonging to Mrs. Brown, tenement
house on Trade street belonging to Mrs.
Brown, the old Peter Brown residence,
Tiddy's stable, W. R. Myers' stable, C.
H. Elms' stable, residence of Robert
Bailey on Soveuth street. The total
losses nra estimated to reach not less
than $300,000, most of which is covered
?rseue Iloussaro'rt last 1 -Her from
Paris to the Now York Tribune discusses
the terrible games women of fashion
play when they go to the Museum of
Worth to choose the armor wherewith
to dazzle their lovers and exasperate
their rivals. The quotations of dresses
rise without the least reaction. "1 have
I seen the time when a dress cost 100
francs. I was frightened the day I saw
those 'securities' at 500 francs. At 1,000
francs I made up my mind for yon can
make up your mind about anything. At
2,001) francs I grew uneasy i'or Franc?;
the women were so pretty that I pardoned
them, like everybody olse. But at 5,000
franca iL$l.(,'">) Istoppad following prices,
and washed my hands of the mailer."
The material for the dress is nothing; it
is the art of fitting, the science of suit?
ing, the marvels of bows and of laces,
that cost. Tho dross-maker modestly
compares herself with the great painter,
who, with 50 sous of colors, inakos n
picture of 50,000 francs. A half yard is
enough for the waist and amis; but the
dross really begins at the belt. It cannot
really be said to be becoming unless it
follows yon for a quarter of an hour.
At the opera the Marquise Anforti wore
a miraculous dress made of an ancient
Venetian brocade. As people were going
into ecstacics over it, she said, "And
think! 1 got it for nothing; only 50
francs a yard." So ono might calculate
that tllis'only cost 1,250 francs, counting
25 yards for the dress. But the Mar?
quise added, "I wanted to give ono like
it to a friend, but Worth usod tho whole
100 yards. At tho first and at the second
cut ho was not inspired, but at tho third
ho had recovered all ? his genius."
"After all," said a man of figures, laugh?
ingly, "the dross only cost 5,000 francs."
"Yea," Baid tho Marquise, "but you
forgot tho making." "Hush," said the
admirer; "I don't want to hear any
more." And the finer tho dresses are
the less they aro worn. A woman would
consider herself disgraced if it were
said that she had been seen twice in the
same dress. The day after a ball they
send tho dress bauk to the dress-maker,
and the making over costs moro than the
Just as the peoplo North and South
are becoming pretty woll satisfied that
the sudden arrest of Grout's military
ambition in Arkansas has resultod in a
degree of peace and prosperity not ox
perioncod for years, the Chicago Inter
Ocean, crazed with the fact that Its occu?
pation is slipping away before, public
opinion, again sounds the outrage fragile,
and with a contomptible scoff at Judge
Poland, proclaims that within ono weok
there have been four bloody murders
within forty miles of Little Rock, and
that the people there aro "frantic v/ith
jqy over tho prospket of getting a bisto of
Radical blood." Tho Inter-Ocean does
not possess the ordinary discernment to
perceive that this kind of stuff has been
repudiated. Even Morton and Chandler
are siok of the "bloody-shirt" tale.
?-4?fhri-??pnpf i uiports tho discovery at
Wpsdko^. of th<; most ancient evidence
yofcinbwn of the existence of rnun. It
consistedin)* kind of net-work of pointed
fir'rVoles. covorod with wicker-work. The
sliitf) coal,in which it was found, belongs
tfr tho 'n&iod intervening between the
t"rO gloon? epochs. According to Trof.
CRdlnerltt ^Tho Great lee Age," the bust
glacial period bogon 210,000 years ago,
and lasted lOO.uOO years, during which
timo.it covered Northern Europe with a
sboet of ico something less than a half n
mile in thickness.
dkstru?rrrvr. Fiuk. About 2 o'clock,
Saturday morning, the range, of build
ings on Meeting strcd, South of Horl
beck's alley, was discovered to bo on lire,
the houses belonging to Mrs. Dull, and
communicated to tho adjoining build?
ings. The store on the South, under tho
Rodignos House, was occupied by Messrs.
Cuvauagh A Welsh, tho Olio next North
?>f it by Trial Justice Luvy. Very little,
of the furniture in the rooms above was
save.I. Tin? lo-is will not he Io.su than
Hoi sr. IU;i:nko. We regret to learn
that Mr. Alexander Nubors, of this
County, met with a serious misfortune in
getting his cabinet shop, with its entire
contents including tools, lumber and
some furniture- burned on Wednesday
night. 7th inst. Mr. Nabors' loss is esti?
mated betwoen $000 und $700. The
origin of the Ore is supposed to have,
j her n accidental, a fir" having horn
built ill thf shop in (be morning of the
same day tin burning occurred.
Thk ' >a!.t.o>\-j. . Klijuh Adltins, of Ludy
Island, anil Scipio Bryan, of Si. Helena
Island, both colored, were bung in
Beaufort on the Kith - the former for the
murder of Thomas Helm, a whit" store?
keeper living near Blufften, on tin- I2lh
of June hint; the latter for killing March
Lcgree, colored, on SL Helena Island,
last Decenib-r. The necks of both were
broken, and they died, without strug?
gling, after admitting tic justness of
The Unite ' Si ?tos Court bus adjourned
until the :<d .lay of M iv n?xt. On
the petition nf A. M. English, t<? estab?
lish lien in the matter of Franklin
.1. Moses, Jr., it was ordered that the re?
port of Registrar Scab rook lie confirmed,
and that the assignee, W. H. Gardner,
.sell for cash tie.' mortgaged property at
auction, in Columbia, after tun days' ad?
In the abs>)uco*of Governor Beveridge,
Republican, of Illinois, Licutoiiunt-Go
vernor Glenn. Peruocr.it, will till the
Executive chair. This -will be the first
timeu Democrat has occupied the Ex?
ecutive office of the State for eighteen
Picken.-? County leads the van in tho
temperance movement. The annual
elections in the incorporated towns wore
held ou the first Monday in April, re?
sulting in the choice of "dry" tickets
at l'ickens Court House, Ivisl-y and Cen?
The sable cili/.ens of Hamburg have
elected the following municipal ticket:
Intendant -John Gardner, colored. War
dons Louis Schiller, A. T. Attawny, co?
lored, Joseph Tkoimvs, colored, Samuel
P. Picksley, colored.
An excited Watcrbury workman caught
up a pail of water to extinguish a tire in
a factory, the other day, but perceiving
that' the water was hot. he emptied it,
filled the pail with cold water, and put
out the tire.
During a heavy squall near Norfolk,
Va.. recently, eight negro men from
Gloucester Comity, in that State, were
drowned bv the cap of an ovster
In n conversation with .1 friend at
Lynchburg, Va.. a few days ago. Senator
Andrew Johnson remarked that "lie felt
hi- was in a position to do more good
now than ever before in his life."
Two new and useful words ?minimiz?
ing and maximizing--have just appeared.
They are the oft spring of minimum and
maximum, und Dr. Newman is the ac?
Mr. Beecher .says that a good dog is fit
for immortality. Now all the dog-own?
ers will go over to his side. Why doesn't
poor Tilton think of something popular
"The classic plow i-i beginning to
wind its meandering passage under tho
green surface of l-rr t jirma again." said
a rural young g 'Ut to his city girl, the
John Hull send-, word that be will be
on time for the centcuiitu) exposition
next year. For his forefather's sake, it
seems that he might prefer to stay away.
The importance of a single vote was
again illustrated by the election, recently,
of a Democratic Mayor in Lancaster,
Ohio, by one majority.
He's the same old Parson Rrownlow as
ever. "You toothlcs, fanglesss old rep?
tile," is his latest pet name for Andy
The dwelling-house of W. li. Peoples,
in Suintor, with nil the furniture and
clothing, was burned Thursday night;
loss about $1,000; no insurance.
There are sixty-threo widows in Ver?
sailles, Kentucky, and the stranger who
passes through tho town is told to run
Boggs bemoans the. loss of his mother
in-law, now that he comes to plough his
corn-field, and wonders what he is going
to do for a Bcaro-crow this year.
An unsuspecting individual from
Crawfordville, Ga., lost $1,000 "on the
square" in Augusta, Ga., recently, whilo
on a tare.
The receipts from customs for the
week onding tho 10th, aggregated $4,320,
098.71. a large increase over the previous
Under tho ruling of Jndgo Mackey, at
the lato term of the Court in York, jurors
who could not read wero exoludod.
"One swallow does not mako n spring."
So wroto the poet, but our experience is
that one crooked pin on a chair doos.
An Italian count has gono into busi?
ness in Buffalo with a hand-organ, and
tho young women are being locked up.
Phineaa T. Rarnum, Mayor of Bridge
fiort, Conn. Admission to Bridgeport
lereafter, fifty cents; children bolf price.
Men grow mellow in their cups.
Women get tight in their corsets.
CapL George Moore, of Innren*, died
on tho 10th.
OrrrlTBM!*.?Subscribe for the Pttotrfrxr
unit then invest a V in th? real estate dis?
Rending matter on every page.
Hoof is down ngnin--eighteen .cents a
ponnd in market.
An admiring reader writes: "Ke.q>
year old quill n floppin'."
C. F. Jackson is selling white skirts at
Tilt and 75 cents each.
Mr. Win. P. Latta, formerly :i resident
of Columbia, died in Charlotte lust week.
Judginglfrom tho great orowd at C. F.
Jackson's, yesterday, bis advertising
cheap goods is no hum bug.
The Jewish Passover commences to?
morrow evening, April !'.?, and con?
tinues one week.
There were thron deaths in Columbia
for the week ending the 17th whiter 1;
In forwarding subscriptions to the
Pmr.vix and (Ileaner, don't forget the!
The early vegetables in and nroand
Columbia wilted, yesterday. Jack Frost's
The time is rapidly approaching when
the Hehuetzenfest will be held. Work
i^ 'Joing on as if by magic at the grounds.
Von can get all styles of job printing,
from p visiting card tea four-sheet post?
er, at the phu".Nr\ office. Prices r-ntisfnc
Father Fuller ton has surrendered his
charge, and leaves for his home in Ire?
land. He leaves many friends in this
eity. in and out of his church.
Sil?; handkerchiefs with white centres
and eolore l borders arc worn by nobby
youths; school-boys, however, will stick
to tie primitive eoal-sleeve.
The members of the Richhind Rifle
Club have commenced practicing to com?
pete for the. handsome pri/.es to bo
awarded to the best marksmen.
For May parly goods, we advise all to
goto W. I). Love A Co.'s. The best und
cheupettt Swis* ever in Columbia can be
lee was s-cn in several sections of the
city, yesterday, and there will likely he.
a plentiful supply this morning; and yet
this is the middle of \pril. Wonders
The camphored over-coat and the to
baecoed shawl made their appearance
again, yesterday, after being packed
away for the season. In fact, it was cold
An effort is about being made to re-or?
ganize the Young Men's Christian As?
sociation, and a meeting looking to that
end will be held in tho Washington
Street Methodist Church to-morrow even?
ing, at 7} o'clock.
Commissioner Boozi r had several par?
lies before him, yesterday, who were ex?
amined relative, to the recent mail rob?
bery, each of whom convicted them?
selves, and they were bound over to up?
per at the next term of Court. All the
prisoners are colored.
! The "Lady Washington Tea Party" was
the subject of general discussion, yester?
day, among the ladies, and the query is:
"Who will personate tho Genoral?" A
tall, dignified and military-looking gen?
tleman has been hinted nt.
As will bo seen by n notico in another
column. Miss Anna^E. Dickinson lec?
tures ngain in this city on Thursday
evening next. Many persons who failed
to hear her on the last occasion, will
avail themselves ol this opportunity,
w ithout doubt.
F.utterick's Weekly }fetro)n>!U<tn is now
regarded as the lending fashion publica?
tion, as it furnishes every seven days
what others require thirty to perform.
Mr. N. W. Trump is the authorized
agent for this city, and can be seen in
the Columbia Hotel building.
Tho committee from the Enterprise
and Vigilant Fire Companies will wait
upon tho citizens, on Tuesday next, for
Ihn purpose of soliciting funds to aid
them in their contemplated tournament.
Tho members of these companies are a
stalwart set of men, do effective work
and should ho encouraged.
Anniversary or thf. Ru.-hi.and Rihi.e
Ci.rn.? The first anniversary of this
flourishing and much-admired military
organization comes oft* on Wednesday,
May 5, on which occasion there will be a
target excursion during the day and an
oration in tho evening. Loroy F. You
mans, Esq., has accepted the invitation
to deliver tho annivorsary address.
Thoro will bo three prizes to contend for,
nil of them silver?a goblet, cup and
medal?tho latter to bo worn for ono
year. Tho prizes are on oxhibitioh in
the show-window of the Messrs. Swaf
Religious Services To-Dat.?Presby?
terian Church?Rev. J. H. Bryson, 11 A.
M. and 7J P. M.
Trinity Church?Rov. P. J. Shand,
roctor, and Rev. J. H. Btringfellow, as?
sistant, 11 A. M. and 5 P. M.
Lutheran Church?Rev. Z. W. Beden
baugh, 10) A. M.
St. Peter's (Catholic) Church? Rev. J.
L. Fnllerton, first Moss 7 A. M.; second
Moss 10) A. M.; Vospers 4J P. M.
Baptist Ohuroh?Rev. A. B. Woodfln,
pastor, 11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Marion Streot Church?Rev. W. D.
Kirkland, 10} A. M. and 8 P. M.
Washington Street Church?Rev: A.
W. Walket, 11 A. M.
Irwin's Hall?Rev. D. B, Clayton, 4 P.
? M. Text?Golatians vi, 7.
- *Tbw^Beker- and -? Ferron wmbliMittOBr^
appear at tho Operu House, to-morrow
evening, in what has proven to bo a very
popular character entertainment 3e
ourcdscntaean Be obtain od at tho Wheeler
House. -'ri !
The NowWrleonB Picayune thus spooks
of Baker A^Farron's performance:
"Theso famous character comedians
commence a short engagement at tho
Academy to-night, making thuir appear?
ance in l'hompson'h dramaof 'Chris and
Lena.' Tho piece wus specially out out
for them, ami they us neatly fit it, com?
prising aa it does both German and Irish
characterizations, male and female. It
also abounds in dances, sketches and
songs, many of which have becomo
household melodies. Farron and Baker
have grown very popular as dialect
actors, and during their last visit hero
were eminently suecossful in drawing
houses. Their sketches of the "Littlo
Fraud1 and tho *Muldoon Guards' are
alone worth a visit to tho theatre, be?
sides which they appear in soma fifteen
other songs and dances, interlarded with
List of patents issued from the United
States Patent Office to citizens of South
Carolina, for week ending April 16,1875.
Furnished for the Vbobkzx from the
ollico of J. McC. Perkins A Co., 513
Seventh street, Washington, D. C.:
180,731. Hydraulic packings?John
F. Taylor, Charleston. [Filed February
in, 1875.] Brief-The cup-ring, of
leather, is supported by a ring ofrubhor
formed to fit it loosely,*and secured to it' :
on the outer side by rivets, for the pur?
pose of holding it in position, and com- '
pcusating inequalities in the thickness
of the leather. The combination of tho
leather cup-ring with tho India rubber
ring contained within the leuther ring,
and fastened thereto by rivets or their
equivalents, substantially ns and for tho
100,871. Signal lights for railroad.
cars 11. F. Burnhuin and W. F. Strong,
Charleston. [Filed February 12, 1875,1 .
Brief A friction-wheel mounted in a
su inging frame under the car connected
by a belt to tho pulley of on upright
shaft, on the top of which shaft in mount- 'J
ed a lantern. Rotative motion is im?
parted to the lantern by dropping the
frame, so as to bring the friction-wheel
in contact with the car-axle. When this
is not desired, the frame may be ruisnd
aud secured by a hook or catch.
Tadlvaux. -The ladies of the Monu?
ment Association announce tableaux vt
vantnt for the benefit of the Confederate
monument. Theso tableaux will be on
a particularly grand scale, as they are to
be performed by a corps of fifty children,
thoroughly drilled in their parts. The
costumes and scenery have been carefaUy
selected. The pieces chosen aro suited
to children, boing taken from well known
fairy tales. The ladies have given much
time und trouble to the training of tho
little actors, and we sincerely hopo that
their labors Will bo rewarded by a largo
und fall a* tendance on the evening of tho
Ladies' Benevolent Society von thb
Sick Poor of Columbia.?The annual
meeting of this society was very sparsely
attended. It is greatly to bo desired
that thoso who were not there will eond
their annual subscription of one dollar
to Mrs. Dr. Miot, elected Secretary and
Treasurer for the ensuing year. There
may bo questions about tho expediency,
necessity and claims of other charities,
but surely none concerning this. It is
tho oldest benevolent organization in the
Rlaue, has always been conducted by
lose who have lived long amongst us,
and who are best cognizant of the neces?
sities of the poor and of the proper
means for their relief; while, let it bo
distinctly understood, this relief is en?
tirely restricted to tho poor, tc?o are sicfc
and unable to work, and whose cases ate
personally seen into by the visiting com?
mittee of tho wards in which they exist;
therefore, imposition is scarcely possible,
an objection often urged against the
bestowment of charity, not under Buch
supervision as is this. This benevolent
organization has done much good, but if
its funds were larger it conld do much
more. It has no resources in reserve,
but depends for its means of helping
the sick and destitute solely on the
annual contributions of its members and
the donations it from timo to time re?
ceives. Although it is under the super?
vision of the ladies, yet they hope the
gentlemen will give their pecuniary aid
in this greatly needed charity.
Hotel Arrivals. April 17.? Wheeler
House?W. A. Smith, N. Y.; W. Dudley,
Charleston; G. E. Hopper, N. J.: J. t.
Hirah, N. Y.; J. A. Pleosonts, Va.; S.
Angle, Charlotte; Mrs. A. R. Courtnrw,
Richmond; W. S. Green, Alabama; Mr.
and Mrs. E. Richardson, Miss M. E.
Richardson, Miss A. M. Richardson, W.
S. Richardson, N. Y.: R. P. Lamberton
and wifo, U. S. N.; John H. McDevitt,
Edgofield; A. J. Gwynn, N. Y.; C.
Dowden, Miss Dowden, N. J.; Edward
F. Sinsion, St-Louis; W. H. Beck, oity;
A. Morris, Sum tor; B. Mantouo, John J.
Taylor, P. Duffio, H. F. Behren, Charles?
ton; W. S Talbott, Ky.; Mrs. T. Roose?
velt, C. Roosevelt, N. Y.; J. 0. Bheppard,
Edgefield; D. R. Esrey, Pa; Mrs. H.
Sproul, Miss Sproul, Ga.; A. Emory, W.
G. Whito, Baltimore; Wm. Clarkson and
lady, Miss C. Clarkson, P. T. Keith, H.
C; A. J. Smith and wife, Mass.; B. F.
Johnston, Va; A. Parkor, N. Y.
Columbia Hotel?J. M. Seigier, Q. AC.
R R; Dr. Frank J. Moses and two chil?
dren, Augusta: Maj. Moses, Sumter; 8. i
C. Gilbert, A. J. Frederick, Orangoburg;
T. S. Clarkson, Charlotte; M. J. Morris,
Charleston; J. D. Stonoy, S. C.; F. M.
West, N. C.
Mansion House?E. Calk, Lexington;
G. M., Anderson, Greenville; J. H.
Trump, city; R M. Davis, Winnsbofp;
M. E. Hollings worth, Abbeville; J. B.
SlawBon, city; J. H. Todd, TJ. S.' A.
Hendrix House-Mm. Daniel 'Drafts,
Lexington: G. H. Nickeraon, German
town; w. H. Hayne.'J. D. Ooheltree,
Baltimore; W. B. Poeples, Sumter.
List op New Advkrtiseuxhto.
Opera House?Miss AnnaE. Dickinson.
Dr. T. T. Moore?To Rent
Meeting Columbia Lodge.
Ellen McGuinnis?Final Notiee.
H. E. Hayne?To the Citizens. "
I N. W. Trump?Fashions.