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Friday Morning, April 23,
The Parker Case.
As mentioned in our issue, yesterday
morning, the legal proceedings (hiider
which Niles G. Parker, ex-"^eaSi|rerv_.pf
the State of South Carolina, was arrested
and is imprisoned in default of bail, was
instituted by Messrs. D. H. Chamber
laauj Ti ITi Pttutt ff~ w. Melton, w b.
Noah and , Paris, Bimkins, as Commis?
sioners of the 'Sinking Fund, alleging
egMMSt?Farker th*?- embezzlement and
MgelAo^stint of ~S28.100. in the
ttir' relief, they refer h> the
Act of the j General, j Assembly, Maroh 1J
l?f?, to provide for the Sinking Fund,
'they Btate that the Commissioners were
^ttder It directed to sell such real and
; personal property, /assets and off ecu be?
longing to the State as were not 4n actual
use, ahd 'that tiro revenues thenco de?
rived'were to be by it applied to the ex
n\eU^the- public <rel? bf m
v es ting the same in the public securities
of the S^tbat.^^ gnjc^as the
Treasurer of the Sinking Fund on May.
2$, 187, pA that OP .that day Parker iXrn^
^easna-er*! the State; thet-Oh that dato
ah* *? wo? in the fchnds of Go tick funds
?wnfolj bad beeti collected by the Com
miasloners^'^el^ and that on that date he
delivered to Parker. the sum of $28,100.
They furtber clinched the matter by say?
ing ^ to defendant (Parker) did not,
as agent of the Sinking Fund or other
? w^% jusq the.ssid sura- of money for the
purpose of extinguishing the public debt,
*by (investing the same in the public
securities of the -State, but embesaled
and fraudulently misapplied the said
'money, contrary to the provisions,,Ac.
Hon. T. C. Dunn makes affidavit as fol?
? Vhata BulBcient cause of action exists
Ih <mvor of the plaintiffs, as "the Com
/ ?mhuumtersof the Sinking Fund," against
Ike defendant Niles G. 'Parker, and the
grounds of which appear, by the sworn
complaint hvthis action, hereto'annexed;
all Ate Statement? concerned in which
are true to^jk^knowledge of this depo?
nent, except tSoso therein stated on in
cial Joint Committee of the General As?
sembly of thej State of South Carolina,
appointed pursuant to a concurrent re?
solution .passed 23d February, 1873, "for
the purpose of investigating the sale of
certain property in the cities of Charles?
ton mid Columbia, made by the Sinking
?mTcoanWssion; also the stocks anS
bonds said,-*? ^ayjboeti, -old by said
Commission,*' of which said committee
thiiideponent wa?a member.
And this deponent further says that,
from Infmaantlon desired from the ex?
amination. OjC, witnesses -before said com?
mittee, he is informed and believes that,
on 29th day of liay. A. D. 1872. W. B.
GuUck, as:Treasurer of the Commission?
ed^ tbaJBdnlnns Fund, badinfciahands
toe Bntte of South Carolina, in accord?
ance with the provisions of law, proceeds
of the Sale of the property of the State;
that upon the order of J. L. Neagle,
the Comptroller-General, Y. J. P. Owens,
rbj the Senkte, and of W. J. vhip
lea Cbarhnkri of the Committee of
i and Moan* of the House of Repre?
sentatives of the said State, and said
parties constituting ,a, majority of the
Board of the Commissioners of the Sink
hog Fund; the said V? B. Guliok, Trea?
surer, as aforesaid, sold the bonds in his
hands and- transferred to the defendant,
N. G. Parker, then Slate Treasurer, on
the 29th May, 1872, the sum of $28400,
and that the defendant, N. G. Parken
thereupon embezzled and fraudulently
misapplied the said moneys.
the; Bide, of the plaintiffs, are Samuel AY.
Wingata, Esq.. and Jamas If. Rion. Eec.,
mod jv.tmi (? i tr<+ e> ? ? M?
Ps/*sf? Charged with Another Gigantic
' Kffeb ?. Parker, who is already in jail
r.pon failure to answer tha complaint of
the Cvmmiastonera of the Sinking Fund
Comm'uwion, for embezzling public
id in default of bail, was, yes
baB again in the sum of
a now and more flagrant
, action' is brought in the
name of the State by the' Attorney-Gene?
ral? who, in .this more important ease, as
in the other, is very offloiently seconded
ahn" asttsted by James H. Rion, Esq., of
^innsb^ro, ?lShe SiMe alleges, and wiU
i\qdj*rtake to profo, that during the years
WtWQ and1871, Pusher, then Treasurer,
am?^.-cotrtxms that he paid on valid
bonds/left' 3*6?,000 of them unoanceled.
That Jlyhipaid therxi, but did xtbtonncel
them. They were thus preserved, in
ordeti^b*?i^<?teaimd paid again at
the Treasury. He then cut off from the
convsrsidn bonds in his, oftce, which
hsA-hot been signed by the Governor
mutasad at that time, 4p?ee coupons
thttpCMft rsbhjired no other authentica
ti^tfVyVb*. the look of being, all
right: ? Of this kind of coupon*, he sub
['?400,000' in 1 amount, for'the
as.wf^ssidj h> bad, taken good aan?not,
I I sssesii i?hast he paid mm These
IsM* ant* made their appearance at the
Treasury'and been taken up. Nearly aR
of these vu^'couijohs thus paid but'
ones, (within ft few thousand,)hove been
funded during the present year. The
State has lost by the j operation, unless
thing can, in some way, be undone,
',000. Parker is ntrw required to give
?,000 bail,'a margin of $25,000 more
the amount which the?tateiias jjoBt
m in tbjb transaction. He has, 'no
doubt, had accomplices in it, and|it will
be the best atonement he can make to
the plundered people of tho State, to
f bring these accomplices in for their share I
of the punishment and disgrace which \
have overtaken himself.
The Lkxjngton Centennial-Gov.
Chauibeiuuii was present at the Lexing?
ton Centennial, and to the toast "The j
State'of South Carolina," etc., responded |
j as follows!"
To stand upon the spot where our fa?
thers gave the lost test of their devotion
to civil freedom, is a high and sacred
Erivilege. If our hearts respond to the
ighest influences which human example
and endeavor can afford; if personal
gratitude for blessings secured; if honor
ior self-forgetting, single-eyed fidelity to
duty? if ?n -'sense of the far-reaching,
limitless consequences which are some?
times wrapped up in the actions of a few
men; if any or all of these considerations
have power to affect us, this placo and
this day must call up the tenderest and
proudest emotions. Such emotions are
strong attd deep to be expressed in
rfls.arhe' full lnsptration- of fhis oc?
casion must be felt in the heart The
lips cannot utter it I confess, there?
fore, that I am loth to attempt to add to
the tribute of words whioh this occasion
has already called forth. The outward
scenes which were presented here 100
; years ago; the sequence of causes and
events which led up to that supreme hour
which witnessed the opening in blood of
this great chapter of American histery;
something, too, of the physical and
moral lineaments of the actors in those |
scenes; the vast results already attained,
and the boundless future still waiting
these here been presented before us with
all the power which eloquence and poetry
can lend. What remains except that we
should &U bur hearts with the lessons
and sentiments and principles whioh this
day ban taught us, and again take our
places in the ranks of that great army
which on all days and on all fields must
still carry forward the unending warfare
of freedom against oppression, of justice
Xn st wrong, of human progress against
?fforts to circumscribe the thoughts
: fetter the actions of men except by the
_L_LI 1-_. Ii., .in
nal laws of truth itself?
first of all, as a devout pU
i at this shrine of freedom. I come
I to refresh myself for coming duties by
calling up in vivid recollection the images
of that night of alarm, that morn?
ing of blood, the undaunted courage,
the pnre simplicity, the high and reso?
lute daring, which will forever embalm
the name of Lexington among the most
Ericeless memories and inspirations of
uman history. But I come, also, in
another character und for another pur?
pose. I come to bring to this past of
patriotism the greetings of the descend?
ants of a colony which, from tho hour
when Samuel Adams, speaking in the
name of tho town of Boston to its repre?
sentatives, bade them, "Use. your endea?
vors that the weight of- the other North
American colonies may be added to that
of this province, that by united applica?
tion all may happily obtain redress," till j
the long struggle was crowned with final
success, never faltered in her devotion
to the cause on whose first battle-field we |
On the 30th of May, 1704, Virginia,
under the impulse of Patrick Henry's
eloquence, declared that "the people of]
Virginia are not bound to yield obedi?
ence to any laws designed to impose
taxation upon them other than the laws
of their own General Assembly." On
the 6th of June, 1764, tho Legislutnre of
Massachusetts, on the advice of James
Otis, suggested the calling of an Ameri?
can Congress, to be composed of dele?
gates from each of tho thirteen colonies.
On the 25th of June, 1764, the suggestion
of Massachusetts was debated in the As?
sembly pf South Carolina by the then
youthful and ? eloquent John Itutledge,
and adopted under the leadership of the
intrepid and sagacious Christopher
Gadsden. Thus Virginia sounded the
alann; Massachusetts proposed the
Union; South Carolina responded with
the pledge of her utmost support
From 1764 to 1774, throughout the
whole of the first epoch of the American
revolution, while events were hastening
forward toward the final struggle of
arms, South Carolina responded with
earnest and unhesitating fidelity to the
call of Massachusetts. Tho aggressions
of Great Britain were hardly felt by her.
Her commercial relations wero almost
wholly with England, but her proud and
unconquerable spirit drew her to the
side of her sister colonies. "Don't pay
for an Ounce of the damned tea," was the
message of Christopher Gadsden to the
people of Boston on the 14th of June,
1774. When the Port Act fell with all its
rigor on Boston, South Carolina was the
first to testify her sympathy by a sub?
stantial contribution of rioe for the sup?
port of the poor of that town. And when
the call arose for another Congress, the
planters of South Carolina again re?
sponded with Gadsden, Lynch, John
Butledge, Edward Butledge and Middle
ton as her representatives. When, in
October of the same year, Corigress re?
solved that if the grievances of the colo?
nists Were not redressed before the Sep?
tember following, no merchandise should'
be exported to Great Britain, Christopher
Gadsden, against the protest of his col?
leagues, declared himself ready to adopt
this measure, though it brought ruin on
I came, fellow-citizens, to remind you
on this great day, of this early, unbroken
friendship between Massachusetts and
South Carolina throughout the whole
revolutionary period. Differing, how?
ever widely in lineage, in habits, in in?
stitutions, they were still bound toge?
ther by a common love for civil freedom.
Together they watched the beginnings of
pendehce from Great Britain, together,
with their lives and fortunes, they moin
tnined that deelsrstto* through the long I
war, together they devised the fabric of
ch the republic I
gather 'they have long labored to build
up the strength, the prosperity and the
glory of America. Those, precious me?
mories of the post are secure. To-day,
at least, we may recall them. At Lexing?
ton, surely. South Carolina may still
claim a place to do honor to the cowman
cause of American liberty and independ?
ence. I know that I am commissioned
hero to-day to say for Sooth Carolina
that she joins with equal gratitude and
reverence with all her sisters of the early
days in honoring the nineteenth of April,
1775; that she claims her share in the
glory of the struggle begun at
Lexington; that as of old she bade
Massachusetts cheer in the struggle,
so now she unites with her in these pa?
It is not for mc, it is not for any one,
on this occasion, to Rpeak of later event",
in which these two ancient allies stood
face to face as enemies. Who that has
an American heart does not rejoice that
bock of all this recent bitter struggle
there lies the gracious heritage of those
common labors, dangers and sacrifices
in founding this common government?
Who that looks with a just eye even on
that recent struggle does not now see, on
either side, the some high elements of
character, the courage, the devotion to
duty, the moral lineaments of the
Adamses and Hancocks, the Gadadens
and Rutledges, of a hundred years ago?
Who that has faith in the destinies of
America does not see in this early friend?
ship, aye, and even in this later conflict,
the potency and promise of that coming
Union, under whose protection lihertv
shall forever walk hand in hand with
justice, wherein the North and the South,
re-united in spirit and aims, shall again
respond to every call of patriotic, duty in
the old tones of Samuel Adams and
Christopher Gadsden, of James Otis and
John Rutlodge? That spirit still lives,
fellow-citizens, in South Carolina. If in
later days she has erred, forgive her, for
even then she dared and suffered with a
courage and patience not unworthy in
its strength of the days when Gadsden
and Rutledge illustrated her civic wis?
dom, and Suuiter and Marion her mar?
tial prowess. "Magnanimity," says Mr.
Burke, "is not seldom the truest wis?
dom; and a great empire and little minds
go ili together."
Fellow-citizens, I offer you to-day the
fraternal, patriotic greetings of South
Carolina?of all her people. She marches
again to-day to the music of that Union
which a hundred years ago her wisdom
helped to devise and her blood to
cement There, in that hallowed Union,
endeared and sanctified by so many
blessed memories and radiant with so
many proud hopes and promises, there,
there she "must live or bear no life."
Oh, welcome her anew to-day to the old
fellowship! The monuments of marble
and brass which we raise here to-day will
crumble. Let us, therefore, build in the
hearts of all the people that imperisha?
ble monument, "on indestructible Union
of indestructible States."
Commenting on this speech, the New
York Tribune says:
Among the speeches made at the Lex?
ington Centennial banquet, yesterday,
that of Governor Chamberlain, of South
Carolina, was especially noteworthy for
I the eloquence of its utterances as well as
I tor the apparent sincerity ana earnest?
ness with which the fraternal patriotic
greetings of the new South Carolina were
offered to Massachusetts and nil the sister
States. Governor Chamberlain's ad mi
[lustration has thus far favorably disap?
pointed his opponents, and the decisive
stand whicn he has taken in favor of all
reform movements in the State has so
favorably impressed all the older citizens
and the* better class of voters, that he
may be considered in every sense a rep?
resentative of the true sentiment of the
people, and we do not doubt that his
eloquent address expressed the real feel?
ing of his people toward the Union.
An Avoaciou8 Robdekv in New Yobk.
I On Monday morning. W. 1*. Golden, a
messenger employed by the Architectural
Iron Works Company, was sent to the
Eleventh Ward Bank for SIl.SOO, with
which to pay off the workmen. He
drew the money in small notes, and
wrapping it up in a piece' of brown
Euper, securely tied it up with twine,
[e put the package under his arm and
took an avenue D car. Two well-dressed
strangers got on the ear soon after
Golden, and stood leaning upon the
straps. When the car reached Four?
teenth street, one of the strangers stand -
ing near the front door suddenly'threw
it wido open. At this the other man
snatched the package of money from
under Golden's arm and leaped from tho
platform. The driver had his hands oc?
cupied in managing the horses and the
brake, und though the alarm was given
promptly, both the men escaped and ran
down Fourteenth street. Golden and
others raised a hue and cry and gave
chase. A wagon was waiting a short dis?
tance from too corner. Tue twj* men
jumped in and were driven away swiftly,
and were lost sight of speedily.
Poob Old John Bbown. A gold medal
Srocnred as a tribute to the memory of
ohn Brown, by voluntary subscriptions
in Paris, hos^ieen sent to' William Lloyd
Garrison for transmission to Mr. Brown's
family. It bears on one side, it is stated,
an excellent likeness of John Brown, and
on the reverse tho inscription: "To the
memory of John Brown, judicially mur?
dered at Charlestown, in Virginia, on the
2d of December, 1859: and in com me mo
ration, also, of his sons and comrades
who. with him, becamo the victims of
their devotion to the cause of negro
emancipation." It weighs nearly five
onnees. It is fair to presume that the
Frenchmen who join in this tribute tire
of the bloody class called "Communists,"
who think it very virtuous to murder
innocent prisoners, men, women und
children, of ^ their own country and race,
as they did in Paris during the late war
with Germany. Those were not "judi?
cial murders, ' by a good deal; neither
was the execution of John Brown, who
had gone into a peaceful country to stir
up a servile insurrection, which, could
only bring blood and carnage to many,
or a swift retribution to the deludod au?
thor of the wild enterprise -and for
whioh many wicked people on the out
aide, more cowardly than Brown, were
perhaps morally more deeply responsible
than he was.
The County of Menth, Ireland, has re?
turned Mr. Pornell, a Home Bale cham?
pion, to Parliament
A bold project for the civilization of
Africa in announced in England. This
U the formation of a canal for cora
Bcrcial purpoRt s from the month of the
tver Belto, on the Atlantic, in the
neighborhood of Cape Juby and Cope
PBejador, opposite the Canary Islands, to
the Northern bend of the Niger at Tim
buctoo, a distance of 710 miles. To snch
a highway for opening up the African
continent it is believed there arc no for?
midable obstacles, but that the conforma?
tion of the great Desert of Sahara favors
the ?eherne. The author of the project
is Mr. Donald Mackenzie.
The meanest of thieves should be
ashamed to rob the poor-box of a church.
But a young man who has for some
months been engaged in such contempti?
ble larceny has been arrested at St.
Patrick's Cathedral, New York. Ho in
supposed to have stolen about $500, all
of which was taken from orphans and
widows, whose distresses the charitable
supposed they were relieving, while, in
fact, they were sustaining this lubberly
scamp, too lazy to work, but industrious
enough in theft.
The Northern steamers having made
arrangements to accommodate the truck
farmers in the vicinity of Charleston by
c ban ging their schedule, are now leav?
ing with scarcely any of this class of
freights; where a week ago, they took
7,000 to 8,000 packages, thev have now
scarcely 1,000. This sad falling off is
due entirely to the late frost, which has
effected the growing cropa even more se?
verely than was at first anticipated.
The following paragraph in the West
Point (Ky.) Times led to the killing of
the writer, L. A. Middleton, by John
Love, of the West Point Citizen: "How
much was the editor of the Citizen gniti
fied, when he climbed that pole at the
Court House, the other night, so as to
look into the dressing-room of the ladies
of the D'Estc Troupe, while they were
making their toilets?"
A serious riot took place at the opening
of some pleasure grounds in the suburbs
of Glasgow. A stand, on which were
1,500 people, gave way, and precipitated
the entire mass to the ground. Thirty
poisons were injured. The visitors, in?
dignant at the carelessness of the proprie?
tors, destroyed everything on the
grounds, and burned the barricades
A Madison County, 111., girl has of?
fered herself as a prize to the one of her
four suitors who outspells the others.
The trial is to take place in the district
school-house, and twenty-live cents ad?
mission is to be charged, the money to
go towards furnishing a house for the
The Yacht Disastkb. - Another one of
the bodies of tin- unfortunate persons
who were in the yacht Ella Anna was
found near the black buoy, in Sullivan's
Island Cove. It was that of Mr. Adolph
Davis, twenty-seven years old, a native
of Louisville. Ky., and an employeo in
the United States Paymaster's Depart?
Mr. Frederick P. Warren, of Three
Oaks, Michigan, a man of ingenious end
mathematical turn of mind, whose mis?
sion has been to make a practical calcu?
lating machine, died on Friday. The
ia*trumeiil lo* ^rnitiK loaves to the
world is pronounced the most perfect
over yet made.
The lanterns were hung out in the
tower of the old North Church in Boston
on Sunday night, by Itohert Newman,
son of the sexton of the church, who per?
formed the same duty 100 years ago,
when the British took up their line of
march. The grand-son and great-grand?
son of Paul Puvere were also present.
On Sunday night last, a negro woman
by the name of Milly Oglesby, fell from
the trestle on Chocstoc Creek, near John
Mason's, on the Air Line Huilroud. break?
ing her skull. She was found dead next
morning, and an inquest held, finding
j as the cause of death, a fall of titty feet
from the trestle. Keoicee Courier.
The safe in the office of the abscond?
ing Sheriff of Fairfteld, L. W. Duvall,
has been opened, but not a cent was
found. The books have not yet been
I thoroughly examined, but the supposi?
tion is that be is a defaulter to the extent
I of about $10,000.
Si'dden Dkath. An old colored man
named James Williams was found dead
in n sink on Mrs. Peoples' premises, 12
Rose Lane, Charleston, yesterday morn?
ing. An inquest was held over the re?
mains, and a verdict of death from heart
Mr. Daniel McIIutu died at his humble
home, nbout two miles from Spartun
burg, on the 18th instant. He was 100
yesrs of age, and his last days are said to
nave been "embittered by the presence
of actual wont."
Shakspearean quotation for theBeecher
"Thus have we swept suspicion from our
Ami made our foot-stool of security.
Come hither, Bess."
The proposition to call Mrs. Tilton as
a witness in the Boecbur trial meets with
general approval. Her story will be a
strange one, no doubt, but cannot fail to
throw light upon the mysteries of the
The steamship South Carolina has
been tendered to the German Fusiliers
for an excursion around the harbor of
Charleston on their centennial anni?
versary?May 3, 1875.
The dwelling-house, with its entire
contents, of Mr. George Higgins, in the
Hazclwood neighborhood of Chester
County, was destroyed by an accidental
Uro, hist Friday night
Miss Anna E. Dickinson created a
favorable impression in Savannah, by
her lectures on Joan of Arc. Miss Anna
is something of an ark herself.
A novel but excellent bustle may be
made of the toy balloons now offered
upon our streets by peddlers. Three
are all sufficient
The "polar wave," of Friday and Sa?
turday, shattered the hopes of agricul?
turists from Canada to the Gulf of
The hog cholera prevails to an alarm?
ing extent in the Britton's Neck section,
Col. James Burnett and Mr. Win.
Hunter, of Piokens, died last week.
Mr. Joseph Lauhon died at Bidgeway,
on the 19th.
Most disinterestedly good?good for
-=??-? 1 \ 1
CrxT Mattebh.?If you are asked to
lend your Fikknix, suggest to the would
be borrower that he hud better subscribe.
Tho South Carolina Dental Association
meets in Columbia, on Tuesday. Ith of
The weather is gradually getting
straight again, and yesterday was re?
Dr. George Howe has returned to his
old home, und can be consulted profes?
sionally at his office, over Dr. Fisher's
Tho Spuvtanburg, Greenville and Wal?
halla papers complain of the destruction
of fruit and vegetables by the recent cold
The children who are to take part in
the Tableaux Vivants, are requested to
meet at the Opera House, to-morrow, at
12 o'clock -bringing a port ion of their
costumes with them.
Tho price of admission to the Tableaux
Vivants has been reduced to fifty cents.
Refreshments will be offered during the
Mayor Alexander, of this city, has re?
ceived the contract for the iron fronts to
be used in thw construction of several
new buildings now in course of erection
Tho dull times force us to a half sheet
occasionally, rather than publish 'dill
up" matter. Headers lose nothing, as
the full amount of reading matter is
The tableaux vivants, in which fifty
children take part, and which come off
on Monday evening next, in the City
Hall, will be well worth seeing. Tho
participants are practicing energetically.
Persons desirous of contributing to
the refreshment table at the tableaux
will please inform Mrs. Coleman Walker
or Mrs. Bachman. Contributions of
milk, ice cream or eifke will be uccephi
j The world-renowned comedian, .lohn
F.. Owens, gives two performances at the
Opera House, in this city, on Tuesday
and Wednesday, May 4 anil ."?. He is
entitled In and will have a crowded
Robert Lee, an employee id' Mr.
Diercks, stirred up the hay in the stable
loft, yesterday, after stopping up the
holes below, and in less than five
minutes, aided by two dogs, killed
twenty-five of the corn-stealers. One
weighed over a pound.
The annual meeting of Washington
Street Church Sewing Society will be
held in the chapel, this (Friday) after?
noon, at 5 o'clock. All the members of
the society and the ladies of the congre?
gation generally are requested to be pre?
sent. Business will be brought forward
of great interest to the church.
At a meeting of the survivors of the
Hampton Legion, held in Charleston, re?
cently, Genend James Connor presiding,
it was unanimously resolved that a re?
union of the Legion be held in Columbia
on the 21st of July next the fourteenth
anniversary of the first battle of Ma
Father Patrick Quilter, a young priest,
who belongs b> the Diocese of Pittsburg,
Pa., and who. on account of delicate
health, is visiting the South, by permis?
sion of bis bishop, having kindly con?
sented to take charge of St. Peter's
Church and Parish, in Columbia, during
the temporary absence in Europe of
Father Fullerton, the regular pi^stor
thereof, has been sent by bishop Lynch
to assume the duties of the position.
?'Foil Yonn Own Sake." An audience,
comprising, in part, the culture and
fashion of Columbia, greeted Miss Anna
E. Dickinson's second lecture in this
city last evening! The lecture itself is n
plea for the bestand highest, the noblest
anil most generous life to be lived by
individuals ami by us as a people for our
Miss Dickinson went on to speak of
the thirst for wealth which seems to
possess the average American, and to
which so many men sacrifice all that
makes life worth living, starving brain
and heart, losing the joy of home,
scarcely acquainted with his own chil?
dren, missing the glory and the beauty
of spiritual life, of generous aims, of
noble impulses worthily and per?
sistently carried out. She deplored
this love of gain as a national charac?
teristic showing .that it was at the root
of our enormous municipal and railroad
und Government corruptions. Refer?
ring to the shameless and reckless voting
away of public lands the lands which
should he the heritage and wealth of
future generations, she said: "When
strong men steal from strong men, it is a
crime; but when strong men steal from
children, it is an infamy. When we
stand idly by and see millions put in the
hands of a few men, the whole country is
guilty of a crime." For their own sake,
our people need to tine above the selfish
pursuit of wealth and position to tho ful?
fillment of their social and political
obligations, and to comprehend that the
only solid foundation for a nation's pros?
perity is the essential truth of Christi?
anity, the brotherhood of all, united
to a full sense of individual responsi?
bility and duty in carrying this out
After a close personal application of her
theme, an earnest urging upon men and
women to live the noblest life for their
own sakes, the sake of heart and mind
and spirit Miss Dickinson olosed with a
description of her ascent of Pike's Peak,
and of the wonderful sunrise whioh re?
warded the toils of the journey. We
shall not spoil her peroration by attempt?
ing to quote it from memory, but recall
alone the closing sentence, in which she
reminds us that ? 'to him alone who climbs
the mountain top the glory of God is re?
Supreme Coubt, Thursday, April 22,
187?.? The Court met at 10 A. M. Pre?
sent?Chief Justice Moses and Associate
Justices Wright and Willnrd.
Heeder & Du vis, appellants, vs. H. K.
W. Flinn *i ?/., respondents. Mr. Ed?
wards was heard for appellants. Mr.
War ley was heard for respondents. Mr.
Mclver was heard for respondents. Mr.
Edwards was heard for appellants in re
Survivors of Gilliland, Howell & Co.,
respondents, vs. E. H. Gasque, appel?
lant ; Browii, Foster & Co., respondents,
vs. same, appellant, and Survivors of
Haviland, Stevenson A Co., respondenta,
vs. same, appellant. Mr. Harllee was
heard for appellant.
The following decision was filed: Mar?
th!? Lynch, administratrix) respondent,
c.v. John H. Good wine, appellant. Mo?
tion dismissed. Opinion by Wright,
At 3 P. M. the Court adjourned until
Friday. 23d, at 10 A. M.
The official announcement of "Ye
Grande Martha Washington Tea Paitye'
appears in another column. The ladies
are all on the qni v'we, and old publica?
tions und pictures are being scanned in
order to put themselves an fait as to the
old-time fashion. The to-be General
Washington gallantly agreed to sacrifice
his moustache ?to properly fill the bill.
We look upon this tea party as "the"
event of the season. The object of the
party is a good one, and will be heartily
endorsed by the citizens.
List of New Advertisements.
ltichland Lodge, No. 39.
Martha Washington Tea Partye.
C. F. Jackson ? Fancy Articles.
B. I. Boone?Final Discharge.
Dr. Gco. Howe, Jr.?Card.
R. O'Neale, Jr?Cotton Seed.
Hotel Arrivals, April. 22.? Wheeler
House? Walter Muer, Philadelphia: S.
Sylvester, wife and son. Miss ?\ oodhnll,
Miss Gibbs, Mrs. Coit, Mrs. Smith, N.
Y. ; Wm. Dudley, Charleston; T. E. Gil?
bert, S. C.; Miss Anna E. Dickinson, O.
G. Bernard, N. Y.; W. A. Bradley, Au?
gusta; Muster W. B. Lloyd, Charleston;
D. S. Hoyt, N. Y.; C. B. Winn, Boston ;
W. Henry Lee and servant, N. Y.; T. J.
Mackev, C. C. Macey, Chester; M. E.
Jenks,'Washington City; S. P. Mitchell,
Blackstock; James A. Brice, Winnsboro;
R. Crowly, N. Y.; W. H. Gardner and
Columbia Hotel J. H. Alday and wife,
Philadelphia; Dr. M. P. Stephenson and
wife, Mrs. E. F. Hunt, N. Y.; John D.
Harper, Kingstree; J. P. Browne, Balti?
more; E. G. Kinden, Marion; J. A. Piok
ert, New Orleans; T. S. Clarkson, C, C.
A A. R. R.; J. M. Baxter, Newberry. v
Mansion House?J. C. Sullivan, Lau
rens; O. B. Warwick, U. 8. A.; W. W.
Kitchen, S. C.; E. H. Schimer, Charles?
ton; H. D. Ha ruiter, Willie Ham it er,
Kiel?land: A. Crawford, Foster Hamilton,
city; R. H. Jennings, Fairfleld.
A Washington despatch says: "Two
women and one man have been recently
sent from this city to the asylum for the in?
sane, having gone crazy over the Beech ar
trial. To-dav another candidate for the
asylum paraded the streets and created a
great excitement by his manners, ap?
pearance, and often reiterated proclama?
tion that he had discovered the true re?
ligion. He is a man of about forty, and
was clad in a decent suit of broadcloth;
around his neck he had slipped a hang?
man's rope, with which he bound his
body and limbs nearly to the knees. On
his shoulder be carried a banner bearing
the inscription, 'Protestonism is the re?
ligion of hell; I will disclose to the peo?
ple the true religion. Then one below
the other appeared in large letters the
names, 'Luther, Henry VTII, Bismarck,
Beech, r.' He declared that if the de?
velopments in the Beech er trial continued
as they have been, he would hang him?
self. The police were ordered to arrest
him. but he escaped. He attracted much
attention, and was followed and sur?
rounded by thousands of people."
During the investigation of a fatal case
of criminal poisoning with copper, in
France, MM. Bergeron and Liftote, the
scientific experts agaged in the inquiry,
were led to examine the bodies of four?
teen persons who had died from natural
causes, and to whom no copper hod been
intentionally administered, and their
analysis elicited the curious fact that the
met?l was discoverable in the liver and
kidneys of nearly every one of these
bodies in quantities ranging from a mere
trace to about 2-100 of a grain. This
constant presence of a foreign mineral
substance in the apparently healthy
human organism is attributed by the ob?
servers to gradual absorption of infini?
tesimal ly minute particles from the use
of copper cooking utensils, from han?
dling copper coins, Ac. The discovery
is of obvious medicolegal importance in
connection with the chemical detection
of traces of this (and perhaps of other)
metals in cases of suspected poisoning.
The Edgefield Advertiser, speaking of
the recent tragic affair in that town, says:
"In this lamentable affair none of the
parties were in liquor. But that other
curse of our country and our time?the
carrying of concealed weapons?as usual
reared nigh its hideous and fatal head.
The Stevenses are still in jail, and their
wounds are doing well. They have made
application for bail, which they will And
no difficulty in giving when the applica?
tion shall be granted. They are sons of
Benjamin Stevens, Esq., of the Good
Hope section, North of us, but have lived
for some years in the country below us.
They are both young men, both married,
both have children.
Democratic Oruan at the Capital?
The publishers of the new Washington
Democratic paper, the Evening Telegram,
announce that it will be the exponent of
Democratic principles, pure and simple,
but independent of cliques, combina?
tions or individuals other than them?
selves, whose convictions it will reflect,
and whose organ alone it is. They pro?
mise to make it a first class newspaper in
every respect, containing all tho latest
telegraphic and local news of the day,
and as the auspices are particularly fa?
vorable at this time for an enterprise Of
this kind here, it will probably be a suc?