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To^adayMoraing;, April 20,187?.
Let the People Speak Out.
Wo have foUowotl with much pleasure
? the review which the Union-Heraty has
made of the tax bill, in giving reasons,
why it should not become law. Its po?
sition upon this question is one which
>ught to be rei>i-odueed to the tax-payers
sad to all citizens interested in the sub
? stautiul welfare of tho State, as epntrn
?distinguished from the factitious profits
*>f efflce-helding,speculation, ring con?
trol and corrapt bargaining. It is the
-entering wedge to the discussion amongst
the Republicans themselves of the vital
measure of bixation, preparatory to its
??onsideration at tho next session of the
' <*<meral Assembly. The grounds of
? objection to the bill are the m.inner in
which it is passod, the excessive amounts
. it levies and tho fraudulent and doubtful
? character of many of the claims which it
provides for. As to tho manner, first:
The bill was started in the House imme?
diately after the Christmas and New
Year's holidays. It went to the Senate
&ont the middle of Fobrnai-y, and was
detained by the Committee on Finance,
of which Nosh, of Bichland, is Chair?
man, and Whittemore the power behind
the throne, until the 26th of March - - the
l ast <U\y and hour of the session. Tho
? object of this detention, us statod by our
contemporary, was evidently to place it
in the hands of tho Governor at the very
i?ast minnte, and then adjourn without
giving him a chanco to veto it. It was
?thought that, rather than postpone tho
collection of taxes for a month or two,
that he would sign the bill. In const
- dering the first'section, tho Union-Herald
-asserts that 1) mills for salaries and eon
Ungonts of the exocutive and judicial
departments is too small, because sala?
ries aro fixed by law and contingents oro
?rut down to a minimum, and neither
???an be lowered at present. A deficit
. of 45:1,000 will result. It looks to the
Legislature to enact ? a law next winter
greatly reducing salaries, to take effect
from November 1, 1?76, ho that the pre?
sent figures of 1J mills will suffice. The
second section levies 1.} mills for penal,
charitable and educational purposes,
.and is a half mill too much, if those in?
stitutions arc properly managed. Tho
;t wo mills for the support of the common
?ehools, together with the poll tax and
the district school tax, ought to work
wonders, if faithfully and judiciously
applied. This is not done. No tox
collected -in the State is "more waste
? fully and even criminally expended."
The levy in section 1 of 11 mills for le?
gislative expenses, is too much. The
good people will never be satisfied until
the entire legislative expenses ure
brought within $100,000. The Union
Herald suggests that when the Legislature
? naots a law to reduoe salaries, it will in?
clude its own. The \ mill to pay for the
public printing, to meet the contract of
$50,000 for that object, and $10,000 for
the deficiency of last year, cannot be
helped for tho present year, because it is
a matter of contract; but \ of a mill is
ample for all necessary printing, and it
should be reduced accordingly. The A
tailflevy In' section 7, for claims passed
st the recent session, the 3 mill for print?
ing deficiencies for '7:1 and 71, tho 1
mill to pay balances of unpaid appro?
priations of the year ending October 31,
IH74, should all bo peremptorily struck
out In connection with this class of
levies comes Up tho question, whether
. the mode of getting them through is not
unconstitutional? Tho passed claim busi?
ness is one of the greatest frauds to
which the people are subjected. Large
amounts are taken from tho treasury by
this hocus pocus plan, carried into effect
in the closing hours of the session, in
the midst of confusion and excitement
which effect everybody but those who
art? adroitly using them as covors and
blinds by which to achieve their spolia?
tions. This question will be brought
squarely bp at,the next session, by a bill
introduced by Senator Coohran, of An?
derson, which provides that oil claim
hills, to he valid, must be rend three
separate times, on three several days, in
?euch house, be duly ?ratitied by thp pre?
siding officers, presented to the Govern?
or and signed by him, and sealed by the
^Secretary of State. In reference to the
10th section, which levies 2-5 of n mill
to pay post dne indebtedness of the
Lunatic Assylum, the State Penitentiary
and the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum,
and which it also opposes, our contem?
porary says: "We are unalterably op?
posed to levying any tax for any claim,
until some other investigation is made
into its character than that given to it by
I cgislative. committees." '
ttar object in running over these
points, is to show our Conservative
.friends the attitude of the more ad vanoed
section of tho Republican party in this
State, as we may in for it from these com?
ments and from the expected voto of tho
bill by. the Governor. Recurring to one
'>f tho earlier articles, we find that a tax
4f ten mills, or one per cent, is con?
sidered to bo about right; and if equally
?and properly distributed) to leave no
such, deficiency aw aha thirteen mill tax
now does. We are not to be understood
a* favorttg'-Jn, lar^y siioYa? ten mills,
J0 ;????<<? i - .' ri W'.tM '! ''?< I
?WrtTbelieve Mt th e tax may be brought
within it The great duty of our people
is to come up to the aid of the Governor
in demanding that only a reasonable and
just tax shall be imposed upon thorn.
They should strengthen his hands and
tho bands of all in his fcjarty who, in ike
party, are making a stand against heavy
taxation, legislativ?* frauds and conve?
nient processes by which thoir money is
taken so unsparingly out of their
pockets. You see bore the Republican**
are divided as they have never been be?
fore since thoy assumed the reins of con'-"
trol over South Carolina This will be
the opportunity of the people. They
must take advantage of it and speak out
with tho authority which rightfully
belongs to thorn. Let them demand that
only a proper and necessary tax shall be
levied, and that it shall bo applied to
only proper and necessary objects. The
Orangeburg Arte*, also a Republican
journal, says that if the Governor should
"put a quietus upon this last swindle of
tho Legislature, by vetoing' it," it shall
move tha,t "meetings be held at tho
Court Houses, on some sale-day, in
every County in the .State, and resolu?
tions of thanks bo passed and forwarded
to him." The idea is not u bad one.
Wo would suggest, that to tho resolutions
be added one or two that tho tax shnll
not be more than eight or ten mills, at
the outside, that claims must liavo a
harder road to travel, and be undoubt?
edly authentic and valid, before paid at
all, that several of the leeches now suck?
ing the blood of tho State be summarily
cut off, that both salaries and offices be
reduced, that appropriations for sham
education shall be kicked out of the way,
and, in general, that tho Government
shall mure closelyapproximate economy^
decency, honesty and justice.
Qifail .vxd rai.tr.nn> 1:. - -The Turf, Firlti
and Farm corrects a common error North
in calling partridge qnniL
"All farmers," it says, ??and pot hunt?
ers say quail. The sportsman invaria?
bly steers clear of the vulgarism. He
knows that the partridgo of our country
resembles the European quail in no one
particular save in the habit of partial
emigration. 'While the meat of the
quail is dark and often loaded with fat,
that of the partridge is white and in?
variably lean. Again, the quail is po?
lygamous, while the partridge is monoga?
mous. Our partridge is a bird far the
superior of tho European quail, hence
one reason Why the two should not bo
? Amur. Amkkic.vn Asnivkus.uiiks. April
may well bo called the month of Ameri?
can anniversaries. On the 19th of April,
100 years ago, was fired the first shot in
the cause of the American colonies ?the
shot that "rang around the world." On
the 12th of April, the first shot of tho
South was tired on Fort Sumter. On the
14th of April, ten years ago, the flag of
the United States was raised again over
the ruins of the same fort, while but five
days before General Lee had surrendered
tin- remnant of the Confederates forces
to General Grant. On the 14th of April.
177?, was organized the tirst anti-slavery
society in Ainoriea. tho Brooklyn Kujlc
notices it as a significant fact that the
Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the
Abolition of Slavery and the. hurried re?
sistance to British oppression were or?
ganized at about the same moment. The
republic and tho agitation that was, in
less than a century, to test its strength of
self-preservation, were born together.
There was, however, no sympathy then
between tho friends of American iiberty
and of abolition. New England was en?
gaged in tho slave trade, and slavery pre?
vailed in Northern as well as Southern
colonies. There would never have been
a union either for independence or a
common government, except by tho to?
leration of slavery. As has been already
staled, tho oelehration of the hundredth
anniversary of tho battle ofLoxington or
Concord occurred on Monday. Quite a
controversy has been going on between
the two towns r.H to winch tired tho first
shot of tho revolution. Mr. George
William Cnrtis, who has been selected to
deliver the oration in Concord, has boon
asked his views on the subject. He an
"At Lexington, the militia, sixty or
seventy in number, wero drawn up in
lino, and, refusing to disperse at the bri?
tish summons, were lired upon by the
British, at least 000 strong. Then the
Americans were ordered to rotiTO, and as
thoy diil so, r few returned tho British
flro. At Concord, the Americans ro
solved to cross tho Old North Bridge,
which was held by the British, and w ero
advancing for that purpose when the
British fired. Then the Americans wore
ordered to return tho fire, which thev
did, and the British retreated. The af?
fair at Concord was deliberate, inten?
tional, organized resistance. At Lexing?
ton it was a massacre; at Concord A bat?
tle; and the Americans were as wise in
retiring at Lexington as they were in ad?
vancing at Concord."
The Louisiana CoMPROMisR.^The suc?
cess of the Wheeler, compromise leems to
be established by tho proceedings of tho
Louisiana Legislature, on Thursday
While this arrangement leaves Kellogg
in possession of tho Governorship, it
gives the Conservatives the advantages
to which they woro entitled by the elec?
tion of 1874. One branch of toe Legis?
lature is opposed to him, and.he is thus
reduced to the position of u moro execu?
tive, offioer. In this neutral condition
he will remain till the election of 1870,
when a new Governor will be elected,
and when the popular voice will proba?
bly be rospoctod. In the meantime there
is a prospect that tho State will enjoy
political trenquility, no essential to the
restoration of business and property.
The widow of the"late Bishop Polk
died in New Orleans on the 18th.
Republican troops have marched from
the Eastern extreiniry of the island to
within sixty miles of 1 lavana. occupying
all the strategic points in their way. In
telligence received siuoo the publication
of the journal referred to makes it appear
that small parties of the patriots have
been within fifteen miles of Havana, and
retired unmolested. Publio property has
1 Wro been destroyed in thnt section o*f the
island to a considerable extent. If the
patriots can hold a base line within
thirty miles of Havana, they will virtu
"ally'isolate that city from tin- other
parts of the island. This will be a mat?
ter of vast military importance. It is
also certain that the disposable force of
the Spaniards has been so reduced that
both in Priente and Cumaguev they re?
main in fortresses or entrenched camps,
and will not fight in the field. The re?
sult of this is, the patriots have full and
complete possession of those districts,
and the Spaniards cannot get either rein?
forcements or information. It is further
stated that the per ccntoge of desertions
from the royal forces is such as to make
it certain they cannot conquer the Cu?
bans, even with all the reinforcements
that can be drawn from Spain. Since
Valmaseda has been in command as Cup
hiin-General, more than 11,000 Spanish
troops have been landed at Havana. The
question arisen, what has become of
them? What has become of all the rein?
forcements which Spain has sent to Cuba
since the war began? Or, were they only
men of straw? At all events, tho\ seem
to have been absorbed by some unknown
agency in the most mysterious manner.
?. ? ?
Diversity or PaonrtTK.? Some of the
Virginia papers are appealing to the agri,
culturiBts of that State so to diversify
their crops that in no case can they be
lelt without a sufficiency of food for their
own support, even if they have no pro?
fits. The Petersburg and Richmond
newspapers are strongly advocating this
rule, nnd, it is to be hoped, have a good
prospect of success, rhere are some
portions of Virginia in which tobaeco is
practically tho single crop, and if it fails
to yield largely the consequences are dis?
astrous. The Gulf States, in case of any
accident to the cotton crop, find them?
selves in a like predicament The New
Orleans Picayune advises the planten, of
Louisiana tri diversify their crops. In
three years the cotton, crop of the South
has yielded 11,750,000 bales, of the esti?
mated value of $725,000,000. The value
of tho cropH for the three years preced?
ing tho wnr was 4531,000,000. Yet, not?
withstanding this largo increase, the
Picayune says that the cotton States are
every year going deeper and deeper into
debt. As a partial remedy, it suggests
the diversification of the crops, so that
the planter may have more fur his per?
sonal support and for that of his em?
ployees, and less need for expenditure
on this account. It seems scarcely credi?
ble that with an average annual return of
$234,000,000 from cotton the Southern
States should bo in such a deplorable
condition, but it appears to be true. All
that they can make seems to be turned
into ashes by official plunder and mis
governnient and consequent disorganiza?
tion of labor. At the same time, no com?
munity can prosper which depends upon
only one crop. Diversity of agricultural
interests is one. of the secrets of North
or Middle State prosperity, and might
be tried with advantage in the Southern
States. Haiti more Sun.
Emi?ikation t.> niE Tkkkitouii:.'
CAiarouNla. -The rapid increase of emi?
grant travel over the Union Pacific this
spring has already been noted. Fuller
information shows that there is a general
rush of immigration to Nebraska. Utah.
Wyoming and the Pacific coast this
spring. The Union Pacific Railroad is
compelled, it is said, to employ the
passenger equipments of connecting
j roads East to move the people Westw ird
as fast as they arrive at Omaha. Two
and sometimes three emigrant trains are
despatched from that point daily. 3,500
emigrants were carried from Omaha dur?
ing the first seven days of this mouth.
During the month of March, California
I alone received 10.000 of these new set?
tlers. This travel is exclusive of the
regular first class travel, which is also
proportionately large. It is a notic able
fact that East bound travel is light a*
present, the roads being compelled to
haul back comparatively empty trains.
Freight trains are. also accumulating ut
Omaha so fad that the Union Pacific
fiuds j' almost impossible In keep it
Some Mexican raiders have bi en cap?
tured, and they say thai the desperado
Cortina pays them a head for beeves
and $1 a head for the horses they cap?
ture in Texas and bring to him." Cor?
tina makes a nice clean profit, of course,
at this rate, and he has been permitted
to drive the traffic so long that be thinks
it is perfectly legitimate. The Mexican
Minister Mariscal, speaking of the dif?
ficulties of the border Hfe, the other day,
at Washington, was cold-blooded enough
to remark that, "if people chose to live
in a malarial country, they cannot com?
plain if they get chills and fever," mean?
ing that Americans living on tho border
who havo their cattlo stolen should not
complain of the catastrophe. There is
such a thing, however, as properly drain?
ing a malanai region, and it should ho
done od the Rio Grande.
Madrid despatches about'the Carlist*
ore to bo taken with considerablo re?
serve, but if it be true that the Carlista
have taken to tarrying off women and
ohildvon and holding them fur ransom,
thoir treasury must nave run oven lower
than usual. Poverty is, if not the
greatest crime, certainly the greatest
weakness of Don Carlos and' his adhe?
rents, and really tho difference botwecn
this mode of raising revenues and the AI
Ehonsists' way of conscripting men and
oys and making them buv exemption,
is ona of degree rather than of kind.
Only one is organised oppression and
the other is brigandage, and the Carlist
war has been vory little more than bri?
gandage from the Lginning.
vicinity of Horso Cove, N. C, were am
buHcadod, a few days ago, and one of the
United States officers, named Bogies, was
u.TCrrx Matte*?. If yon are asked to
lend your ph<rj?x, suggest to the would
be borrower that ho had better subscribe.
Reading matter on every page.
The Supreme Courts meets to-day, ,nt
It o'clock. The Fourth Circuit wilTbe
first taken np.
The drawing of the Greensboro Lotte?
ry was postponed until s o'clock this
Sunday was n peculiarly uncomforta?
ble day. Tho way in which tho dust got
up and ilustcd was worthy of the most
blustering of March days.
Notwithstanding tho prognostications
of the Chicago Adventists, the world still
wags along, and you will have to pay
your debts as usual to-day.
Uemember the lecture by Mi ?s Anna
K. Dickinson, in the Opera House,
Thursday night. Hi t subject will hon
novel one "For Your Own Sake."
The firemen uiuke things lively every
night, practicing for tho approaching
tournani"ntK. Competitors will have to
be sharp to beat the Columbia boy.*.
An attempt was made to fire tho
dwelling of Mr. F. I'eroival, a few nights
ago. Th? sumo evening, Mr. Muller had
his -itock of clothing carried off by
sniin- one who entered his bed-room.
We have hc< u requested to state that a
fair for the benefit of the Vigilant Fire
Kngine Company will be held in the
store-room South of Messrs. H. A S.
Hoard's, to-morrow (Wednesday) even?
Th<- 2fith instant is the fifty-sixth anni?
versary of the introduction of Odd Fel?
lowship into the United Stabs?, which
will be npprnpriutely celebrated in States
more prosperous than South Carolina.
\e\t week, then' will be n round of
cnt?rtainmout? Monday evening, the
tableaux in aid of the Memorial Associa?
tion ; Tuesday and Wednesday, l,Ludy
Washington's Tea Party," nnd more to
Disastrous account * have been received
from nearly every section of the Spite of
the effects of the late cold snap. Fruit
and early vegetables have been nipped.
I Tli<* loss will bo immense, as the season
j is over n month behind.
Deputy Marshal Grant, yesterday, ar?
rested Lewis Tucker, of Ncwberry, on?
charge iif perjury he having sworn that
he was worth over $:i,000. Tucker had
offered to go on the bond for the release
of James Heyward.
The coining bonnet is to have a hurri?
cane deck and a bell-tower, and will also
have- a signal Ugh*, birds of paradise,
quail and Welch rabbits. Architects are
planning higher doors for its accommo?
An in- lY'-etnal attempt was undo to
enter the store of Mr. J. H. Heise, on
Plain slrc'-t. by meo.ns of a crowbar, on
Sunday night, but the planks of the
back door wer? too strong for them.
More shot-guns, wiih steady hands,
They are publishing odes to "G< ntle
Spring" in New York, with a foot of snow
on tho ground. The same has been done
here, but Jack Frost paid us two or three
visit* in as many nights past, and the
odes are now awaiting the re-appearance
of balmy spring.
We occasionally h sue a half .-hoot, but
our readers lose nothing by it in reading
matter, as we make np the amount lost,
as witness this morning, when tho Puu:
nix contains over thirteen columns the
most of it small type.
A very good old book teaches us. by
parable, that tho man who hid his talent
in a napkin <li 1 not do well. How well
w;!l those merchants succeed who hide
their capital, their business and them?
selves from all who do not, by more
chain*:*, enter their stores?
The wintry snap has dissipated all
calculations of early vegetables. Tho
destruction is general. Various devices
were resorted to. but it is thought they
availed nothing. Replanting is indis?
pensably necessary. Yesterday morning,
there was a heavy white frost. In the
afternoon it was much warmer.
A pocket-book, (containing $17.10, n
gold pen and a receipt to Goo. Wither
spoon for use of a sewing machine,
signed by N. W. Trump,) was lost, on
Sunday night, between the State Houso
and the corner of Marion and Taylor
streets. A liberal reward will bo paid
upon leaving it at tho Wheeler A Wilson
sowing machine office.
Bakor and Farron, sustained by the
I dramatic company, afforded a pleasant
I evening's entertainment, at the Opera
House, last evening. Their comio situa?
tions, dances, songs and drollery wero
extremoly well received. A large audi?
ence was pieseuL. Il made one forget
tho prevailing dullness to witness the
lively scones whioh were so well.pre?
sented by this company.
Tho Solicitor of tho Treasury Depart
ruent has decided that the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue has a right to exa?
mine the chocks of any bank for tho pur
poso of ascertaining whether the law
that requires stamps on chocks has been
violated or not A lot of spies and in?
formers are roaming over the country
engaged in this dolootable business. Bo
on the a loh for them, and bo careful to I
remember what the revenue law demands 1
in this respect i
Fire. ?About half-past 10 o'clock, Sun?
day morning, fire was discovered on the
roof of the dwelling of Col. A. C. Has
kell, in the South-eastern portion of the
city. Notwithstanding the distance,
the firemen were on harttl in good time
and succeeded in extinguishing the
flames, and saved the house, although a
new roof will be indispensably neces?
sary. All hands worked energetically,
and the furniture was all removed. Cant.
Alligood promptly summoned two of his 1
teams and assisted in the transfer to Col.
Hoskell's temporary abode. Just as the
firemen were putting their apparatus in
order to depart, another alarm was]
sounded, and away they sped, but the
alarm proved to he a fapte one.
The Post Office Robbers.?Chief of |
Police Nix<>n and Deputy Marshal Canton
are entitled to great credit and the
thanks of the entire community for the
skill with which they have managed this
affair. Yesterday, the entire party of ]
colored thieves, five in number?Larry
McDuftie, Ben. Moody, Hay Martin and
Amelia Heed- were bound over by
ITnited States Commissioner Boozer, in
sunn ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to
appear at the May term of the United
States Court. liy-the-way, Capt. Nixon
has been instrumental in "Bonding up"
twenty individuals on charges of grand
larceny, during the past three weeks,
("base 'em out.
Tue Lu>y Washington Tea Pakty.
The receptions will be hold on Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings next April
'27 and 2S. The object is to realize
fund to assist in the construction of a
lecture room for the First Presbyterian
Church. The following are the managers:
faille* Mrs. F.- W. McMaster, Mrs.
Jane Dsrgnn, Miss Mary McKenzie.
ffentkmen - Col. F. W. McMaster, Messrs.
F.ben Stonhouso. H. Mttller, W. Clark,
R. Ii. Bryan. Jas. R. Scott, R. O'Noale.
C. Beck, .!???. Morris. Dr. F.. B. Turnip
The ladle* in charge of tables are re?
quested to meet at Mrs. Tappan's, on
Blanding street, to-morrow (Wednesday)
afternoon, at 5 o'clock.
A Fvr.vL Kencostke in Kixjefieij?. -
We learn that a fatal shooting affray
occurred at Edgetield Court House, yes?
terday, at 12 o'clock, resulting in the
death of Mr. Marshall (tlover, and the j
slight wounding of the two Stevenson
brothers. It appear* that the Stevensons
wore tenant* of Glover, and all purtiee
had repaired to the town for a settle?
ment. Words arose, and, as we are in?
formed, Glover was shot down; while
on the ground, he used his pistol on the
brothers, wounding them both slightly.
The firing was returned, and he re?
ceived his death wound after being so
severely wounded that he could not rise.
Altogether there were about fifteen shots
fired. The Stevenson* attempted to
escape, but were arrested and lodged in
jail. There is much excitement.
The Jewish Passoveb.- The Feast of I
Possovor, "i'esoch," is ono of the three
great festivals of the Jewish church.
Under the requirement* of the Mosaic
law, all males of a certain age assembled
at Jerusalem to observe this .festival, in
order that their piety and devotion
might be strengthened and social inter?
course and brotherly lovo confirmed.
It was upon the recurrence of tho Pas*- |
over, and under tho inspiration of its
associations, that tho renowned Jewish I
warrior, Judas Maecabee, impressed [
upon the minds of his valiant sons and
IlCOple tho history Of tho redemption of I
srael from Egyptian bondage, and to
his teachings may bo ascribed tho heroic
and successful strnggle.s of the gnllant
j Asmoncuns against the powerful legions |
I of Syria and Rome. In that ora of strife
and bloodshed, the celebration of the
Passover had a two-fold signification?a
blending of the religious Hierarchy with
litt civil polity, in order to restrain
the cupidity and ambition of aggressive
I nationalities. Since the destruction of
the second temple, the Passover has been
observed as a purely religions cere?
mony. The festival commenced last
evening, in accordance with the statute
to be found in the 12th chapter of
Exodus. Several days before the holi?
day, every Jewish house is thoroughly
cleansed from garret to collar, and tho
evening beforo its advent, purged of
j every article containing leaven; the uso
of which is strictly forbidden for seven
days. Instond of bread, "Matsote," un?
leavened bread, or Passover cakes, pre-1
pared in a peculiar manner, is eaten.
Four days out of seven are regarded and
observed as days of solemn assembly.
The services in tho household and the |
synagogue are replete with the narration
of the redemption of God's chosen peo-1
pie; the rooital of the miracles of Moses,
the chanting of hiB grand and eloquent
epic, "I Will sing unto tho Lord, for he
hath triumphed gloriously, the horse
and his rider hath he thrown into the
sea." The ritual also contains songs of
thanksgiving for deliverance from Egyp?
tian slavery, the giving of the law and
the possession of the land of promise.
The old and tho young of both sexes
unite in otYerinc; the incense of prayer |
nnd grateful homage to God, not only
for his providential assistance and relief
to their ancestors, bnt also for his mercy
extended to them in being permitted to
renew and enjoy the privilege of cele?
brating the Passover. The feast (with
its ceremonials) is generally observed by
every Jewish family throughout tho
world, and, like the "New Year" and
I Day of Atonement, is regarded as among
; tho most sacred days ?MhWewlaW ca
| lendar. . , a.. aSs* r? **_>'"?*?
i ? ! .-su-fc
List or New AnvavnsEVENTs.
! A. C. Haskell?Card of Thanh*. Jfc.
Booms to Bent m .$S& f
\ Meeting of Chicom Tribe. ?%r
Application for Charter. ? '
Meeting Acacia Lodge. ? i
I t Meeting Independent Fire Company.
Horn. ABiirviXH, April 19.?WKMer
House -L. B. Chratham. N. Y.; C. A.
Noye.s, Mas*.; W. 8. Turner, Augusta; H.
W. Rica, Le^ngtons .W. R Kline, WU
mington; J. H. Harrison, S. C.; J. B.
Duvnl, Baltimore; j. B. Bucklin, Pa.; P.
8.^intfi, N. Y.; J. Woodruff, Charleston;
R. Arndt, H. Van Antwerp, W. H. Beck,
city; Jj Mayer. Pa.; J. L. Addison,
Edgofield; J. M. Clark, Augusta; Leo
Hagood, city; Judge A. P. Aldricb,
Barn well; Mr. and Mrs. John Outhwaitc,
J. N. Outhwaitu, Ohio; C. M. Hopkins,
Baltimore; T. J. Borden and wife, Misses
Borden, Ckax. O. Shead and wife. Miss
Shond, Mass.; 8. Boyd, Pa.; Mrs. W. D.
Davis, MIrh Davis, 'Providence; J. M.
Nathans, Pa.; J. L. Little, city; D. 8.
Henderson, Aiken; R. Bell, Mass.; P. F.
Baker, T. J. Farron, L. Barnes, P. Short
?V. H. Collins and wife, Miss Kent, M.
Wood, J. E. McDonough, U. C. Coburn,
J. Kinlun, O. Frederick, H. Lamlon, R
Menge, Jos. Human, Baker A Farron
Mansion House?W. IL Par vent, J. L.
Fillebrown, eity; R. C. Logan, Green?
ville: T. M. Emerson, city; F. G. Person,
H. C.; S. Fair McGregor, R C. Tyler, B.
Mock, city; J. H. Todd, U. S. A.
Columbia Hotel--P. B. Kennedv, N. C.;
A. N. Tallev, Jr., G. A C. R R.*; E. H.
Greene, N. C; J. McC. Bowen, Md.; W.
J. McDowell, S. A U. R. R, J. M. Seig
ler. G. A C. R R.; F. J. Moses and two
children, Ga.: Maj. Moses, Sumter; 8.
C Gilbert, S. C.; A. J. Frederick, Orange
burg: T. S. Clark son, N. C.; M. J. Kevins,
S. C.; J. D. Stoney, S. C.; F. M. West,
N. C; R. Mayo, Jr., Virginia; J. W.
O'Brien. Charleston; C. B. Trunrbo,FT.
Y.; C. M Simmons, Ga.; R D. Alex?
Colombia, S. G, April 19. 1875.
: For tho great kindness and aid so
generously and earnestly bestowed upon
my family and taysclf, on yesterday, tho
18th instant, when our dwelling house
was on fire, by so many, that to express
our feeling to each by personal commu?
nication is impossible, I beg leave to
tender thanks in this public form to tho
Independent Steam Fire Engine Com?
pany, tho Vigilant, the Thomix Hook
and Ladder Company, the Palmetto
Steam Fire Engine Company, and. the
Enterprise, to them and to their mem?
bers severally, to the many neighbors
who, by their prompt and 'devoted en?
ergy, held the fire in check . until every?
thing in the house had been removed
and put in safety, and especially to tho
gentlemen, officers of this post of tho
United States Army, and the men of the
garrison, who rendered so much material
aid with such real kindness that it can?
not but be remembered gratefully. I
shall never forget all this kindness, and
hope that the whole community will
take this, as it is meant, for an expres?
sion ot the gratitude which wo feel so
earnestly. A. C. HASKELL
Mr. Beecher has been going through
the most difficult part of his whole task 1
?the explanation of his remarkable ]
letters. It is difficult, because the gene
mi public docs not readily sympathise
with the peculiar modes of expreeeion
current in Brooklyn, though to Mr 1
Beecher and his friends it may seem plain ;
enough. Thus, when he was asked
?'hat he meant by saying that he was on
the ragged edge of anxiety, remorse asd '
I despair, and passed most of his time in
the horror of great darkness, and he re- .
plied that "these were feeble words,"
and that ' 'if there had been any stronger
j in tho English language he would hare
used them," but that, nevertheless, they
were mere rhetorical expressions, and.
did not moan anything in. particular. .
most readers, accustomed to less heated
langnage, will be tempted to give him
up as an insoluble conundrum.
Tli- North Carolina peoplo are very
much in earnest over the preparations for ,
celebrating the centennial of the Meck?
lenburg Declaration of Independence,
which occurs on May 2(>, and, to testify
their general good, feeling, sent a cordial
invitation to President Grant to. bo pre?
sent on the interesting occasion. Grant,
however, through his secretary, declined
curtly, saying that he was too busy to at- !
tend. Knowing that the President has
an abundance of time to attend the Con?
cord and Lexington centennial this week, .
and to lounge at Long Branch, the North
Carolinians are very indignant at hie
treatment of their courteous invitation.
Prof. Huxley, speaking of the origin
of tho horse, gives the following lucid
explanation of its existence: "The evi?
dence, based on the analogy of known
developmental facts, that a three-toed
Hipparion form, which lived in the Mio?
cene epoch, gave rise by the suppression
of the phalanges of the rudimental toos
and some other slight modifications, to
the apparently one-toed later Tertiary
horse, is as satisfactory to my mind as
the evidence, based on the analogy of
known structural facts, which leads mo
to have no doubt that the said extinct
Hipparion had a simple stomach and a
certain kind of heart"
The Jonesboro Grange, No. 35L of
Jefferson County, Alabama, recently
adopted resolutions severely condemn?
ing the course of the action of Congress
toward the South, bewailing the op?
pression which they suffer, pledging
themselves to every Grange in the United
States to aid in sustaining the Constitn
tion of the fathers of the country, and
asking in return tho sympathy ana cha?
rity of every member of the order of ths
Patrons of Husbandry. They also invite
emigration. The wrongs of the Booth
may form one of the issues of the
farmers' party in 1876. Look ont
The "Breeding 'Doves" la the name of "
a new oolored society in Atlanta. We
have the ??Rastling Jacobs," the "Chil?
dren of the Furnace," and others of that
kind, but there is a metropolitan twang
about the title of "Breeding Doves" thai
is perfectly characteristic. .The only
hope for Savannah, in a ?v^ty ?
tenso as this, is for some of our colf*^
societies to have the indopendehca to '
oome outandol^Uge n*m*e to tha
"Setting Swans*', and the "Whopping.
Cranes of Freedom," T f
SprsMxa.-?A wag- say? it is feared that
Spinner's resignation will cause a panic
in the rural district*, wherb An impres?
sion prevails that bis signature awou \
bolhwM the American eagle struggling "
with the serpent of rebellion. Aa his
aooceanorn signature resemblea a bunch
of fish-hooks, the rural districts may be
appeased by tire impression that the
drowned eagtt wru be caught by a new i
halt. ???? i ? ? ?? * *