Newspaper Page Text
Wednesday Morning, April 28,
The Centennial, North and Soutff\
The Charlotte Observer jusily JBonV
plains of the silence observedR the New
Bug land centennial celebrations as to
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde
l0l?gMkJto?bk%uw mifUnn Imarii
can aoiL We should be loth to consider
it as Studied' hod /lnientionaU/and shall
IqflfcJn^titolllll tn m whst..nraai)rii n
yetbsjnsdeof^neulect thatis much to
be 'r^moTirXt waa not a p^r??se ' to
be ooasVssmnafc ? c This we'i are Unwilling
to jmmtok^w&qamvm was.sa >tuusb
snu?aii and here the' Sentiments j of
thJS,f|S?f) ?xtotfM o? thsr No rth, and the
sJ*Mk*Sss**ahnnsstn M Gov. Chamberlain,
iMjM sB^MfiK rsoflNMS. ' iv"!
MltWfVVIOfci?ftd. a. generous and just
tSWtMssntj.es? that Important topic, and
Jerent and higher, fc^Ibig msni
praeia^on of , tha. vaiue<)fr looei^pride
smini ntiinn, wham inthnrnfleunhd de
vfclopndXsk iheit respective Ideal points,
as bearing ?'pbn' national barmooy, and'
good will, and the necessity,and extreme
importance of "cm rfahing tfi% latter, are
?SJMH?I M ITTi r an a^hSrlnl *f
thaUtpqrwsVSha? vre transfer some por
ySidtfi be uniUdc^ia^
t isnst nssji H > sjjjiissisipli wiii which
ptfKUst At nun? nskilMli hgsiftisi another,
the;nifrrow p4^ud1^r^ stolidly;
(best Sissbssiiili thsnri isn%tso? nsstfihtit
?SmSmfl %,<ssnd,pational. re-unbWn
Jnstlan tne bruae deeds, *ay* oer Con
0OWSiYt> TO^.'^*? WnW on to
mir jatRsususi ithait iadependeupe, so
Df .unuh Stats and
it 4m hand to the North, sad
peo&uaetts and men of South
live siood together on the little
*wtia Hw&m iiu ?rmwi. ?sr ** fought,
datfa, hfiWfctfee South ha* ?Im Its own,
tte*hoth>sserj togiahas join
w4ah the^Eak nssn West fa thfe' central
?taa^ttsuajsa inaoa Pennsylvania and
exn^^tv^^OStiva^ it devolves a higlX
ity apery the p*dpje of that
expect the centennial, to be heartily
jraanshisaiissn* JriMgnhitil.ibay oannot
aftyd W IM ?hdiuVrent -'and tttirepresent
tb* ^?wnrib in ,?a> it well, says, we
ahnMJseqadrw anon ra?Vyio take par* in
aim vhnm,to* th? deeds they celebrate
w^M^I, great 'struggle,
^Msi"na"Ufc?Teta cpmnion herjta^a.
TUSappMbationi of these lihsral and
honWable Views, is handsomely, nia?e ju
the closing reass^kaof. th^artSclo, whioh
we tjuote with pleasure. It-is I a good"
leasob, it obmeS from the Hght spot, it fa
u?Brr^o^ BBS W^W*' 4d:
hojpjfflliw ...dd iH 11 rl . '? ') n I ! -
'tNext month," conclud?ethe Urne?,
"aktbS town of Mecklsnbuxtj, the twopb?
of North. Casolin* will eslshnsieiaai oUe
hundrodth anniversary of that declara?
tion of i fnaspeadorice whioh preoeded
and pve-?gSttHi the declaration vro Com
menasrate next year. The Mecklenburg
declaration was the action only of a small
community, but it Was 'obe of the many
e f bad spaa thafcmade th^yemwu extl
pisjaadtaf vm?9/L *v*atfoi. and which
mada'fha noal aet?r?eparatiAn poMible,
it wnvtfcs arstYorraal declaration, aAih'e
fight of April 19 wan the first formal act
of war, a?4 tsi afkh *t is most worthy of
commsssorsiien. The pt^ple of .North
commsawrstievi. Tb* waople of ^North
to cashs.st n--Soathern-?et
wiUopau tfaair VJooiaWUtAwhdle
paasJBusaotisad; ahe^'li' doubiy /4rr? ifi
shaiSou b4to#hntiao^asetiOnkl caUbmJ
sxst teust that ws>shaH
have nona> ftr '?fear? precWok ttetnory I
of this csntennial period tUloA^s to all
the American i?eoplsi,,1 Hi : 11 I
of J?f^ooked #W ux 0w>, t^ssf nry
vadrls materially redness the amount of
of coupons alleged to have been fraudu
ifcsyis^aasj istfcrm** Abs -ajtf?|nv
tioa?<a^inj**xJrrea?wrst'?ttler, tar the
coupVtebuateess, h^ 'noref^o^.tpj
vaults. The charge against him it, bot
that aw ielrai smallnnmbsr'of 'eaapons*
in the treasurvt jftsjftf ghtp). ?#ght to be
thasAitoMfcat iM Wok a?o,ooo of nUd
Mimtm***-***** usstWy ?fnrksann
stead; tha we sve unable to psroeive In
what way the alleged discovery of
et, wfco.jkas tSr SsVeral yc
devoted much time to a study of the bee
and the production of honey, has com?
menced the publication of a aeries of
(hmm"ttm'Ms^ TTiftto upOnim?
proved bee-keeping. He says that the
bee'does not .sting aggressively. When
fbs sails within* an Inch of a man's nose,
he is fch^y ? s|t?.t)|jQK 'bettet sciAaintAnce
and re^idnfcitU^g, as # 4et\. \ He
moans'nJkalrm!, butbeisg ?tfusa ist, as
he generally is by new-comers, he reta?
liates in a stinging'way, and just here
tho trouble begins. Boos jnay?be handled
at pleaS?e/lSsa^ .B.a?ys,bv the-Judieious
management of rotten wood smoke. It
y.-as posy do. that
Thef consume tliS
assy Hke* fowls of the air any one
that's lying on the commons, but in both
oases they fall heirs to it Tho real
danger tooths tssss;' threatening .'loss of
tife, is n<f*&e iAolh, hat the loss of
, queedt wfien there are no eggs in the
hive to rear another, and lack of honey
in winter. By the proper use of mova?
ble comb, hives, any one may increase
hiSStockof beesai wils^hy the practice
of artificial swarming. By proper care,
any one may get a good yield of good
mers, if furnished' wmh $ bee?mblieation
of some kind, ?sAo-nropsr's^text book,
and a few movable comb hives, will sup?
ply a family with all ihe* honey they can
consume. This is one of the small in
1 dnstrisa. tsM demand attention in this |
Btate*tl.'dl I i75 ?J iii
Important Buxnto. Daring the pre?
sent session of the Court of Common
PleaevfeQpy? the - County of York, Judge
I the following impor
tant decision .as. to Jhe oompetency of
jurors who cannot read in cases involv?
ing an e*amin,aiW.bythe jury of docu
mentary^maence. ^Tne deciAion certain?
ly has reason on its side, and will prove
of great practical value in our courts:
I in the trial of'an issue of tact* involv?
ing the examination of a written or
printed instrument, it is S good ground
Of challenge to a iuror, thai he cannot
read.' ThfeTaet tnata dhireh ?fily drawn
as a juror cannot read would not disqua
" ' hinttasflrve sa. s^ch. bat.would go
mpair his competency in the special
> statesU, ^ejsor, Stay be.Onabie to
I, on#xyef ^ti?y Bo possessed <oT s*
judgment and of ^eat mental
rv *PIS only mental qTuOifloetion
Erescribed by statute for jurors is that
ley shall be "persons of Hound judg?
ment." But if the judgment is to bei
eximined in themxamimiUen of* written I
instrument, tho only avenue through I
which it can .be certainly informed is I
closed to him who cannot read its con?
tents " Thus the CS40 presented for the
oortflideration of .the v jury- nmy arise
under an indictment for forgery, and I
the defence- may be that the party
whoso name is alleged to have Deen I
\forged to the note or draft in question,
authorized the accused'to sign his name
thereto; and the accused'may thereupon
Sresent in evidence the written author
y, alleged, to have been executed by the
person whose signature he is charged
With having forged, and may adduce
letters admitted to be in the own proper
handwriting of such person, in proof of
the authenticity of the alleged authority
to sign. Clearly, in this case, the verdict
would earn open theHdentlty of writer
of the letters and the writer of alleged
authority to sign, and also upon the
further question, whether the terms of
the latter did cpnvey the power to sign.
The jury in 'such case must rest their
judgmonts upon the writing themselves,
the authority to sign being den led. This
class of evidence will b? to a Juror, who
cannot read, as if it did not exist So
in a case of libel, whore the jury are the
judges of the law as weU as the facts;
the offence consists in tho writing
and publishing of false,, scandalous
|.and malicious statements, Ac. Tho
) alleged libel must be set out in its
full tenor (snd. terms. If the juror can?
not read, afld If he Is to repose his judg?
ment upon the alleged publication' as
read in Court, it follows that his verdict
must rest upon the credence that he
f'ves to him who reads, and not upon
e writing1 itself. Why, therefore; does
e law require that the1 lib* Ion a writing
itself shall be produced before the -inry,
ted that total deafness would b? goo> ,
ground Of challenge in %'fcase *here the'
tentiojony is oral; and yet written testi-'
mpny is to the man who cannot hear. In
the enso before the Court, therefore, in
vbriiyjg tha examination of written in
?trhrnents in evidence, the jurors who
cannot rfeftd wil| be excused.
Under the above ruling, other juries
than the original panel were drawn; and
m is but proper to say that during the
-present week of the term; the juries who
served are more competent than any
known in this County since redonstruo
A cable despatch received in New
York*-dn- TRurtday, by 'a prominent
clerical functionary, states that the
lish Cardinal"Manning ia failing ran
^and is-dot expected to live. ' This '
doh Siokhess Was probably caused b
hard weather which Cardinal Mad n
from the hands of the Pope the cardinal's
Church of San Oregorio. *
? jjfcjgg Merten' declare* tbet tits' dfctl
feat of the Radicals in Oosnocticot *as!
due to the fact that they assumed the
defstisSrernstead cf the offensive. This
is nonsense. We should IfltO to know
how the Radicals, either of ConaeoWcot
or elsewhere, oould assume to . be more
, More tha? . 14,000 A?mica?s, Enghah
ing BoIy^veeP^ pMMnt ^/WWfdWr
CoNCKBT by tbk UNrTBD sjS^TBS ?9sjtj|
Banb^ov Columbia, S. C.?|^^
in* Urn general fatigue eot
yesterday's events, the Ope:
Will ft)led by the elite of ot
day evening. The concert f
United States Band, of Colt
benefit of our admirable troop <
was one of the finest we ever
The selections were from the
classical composers of the old"
and were, without exception, delic
rn theextreme. One piece, particularly,"
which pleased the audience .was "The
Golden Robin Polka." The imitation of
the bird was true to life, and the har?
mony of all the instruments was porfoct
and complete. The 'members of this
splendid band have certainly arrived at
that degree of proficiency which renders
criticism absolutely absurd. The leader,
Mr. Bdch'ar, UiSy congratulate himself
upon having suoh skillful musieiana t<j
fellow him as are the members of his
band. ' The concert was delightful, and
we trust it will not be the last that we
shall hear of its kind. The Hussars, we
hope, have been repaid for their efforts,
and have realised a neat little profit from j
last night's entertainment
[Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel.
Chabactkbibtic Speech by Ex-Go- j
vxbhob Wms.?At the John Mite he 1 me?
morial meeting, held in Richmond, Va.,
on Thursday evening, ex-G?verhor
Henry A. Wiso was one of the speakers.
He said he had no opportunity to pre?
pare a set speech, and he needed none
on such .an occasion. He was half
Scotch and half English, but in the
very blood of his heart he was an Irish?
man. He had known John Mitchel well,
and he sympathized with him because
he was an unreconstructed rebel, as he
was. He aliuded to the many obstacles
with which Mitchel had to contend, and
how he bottled bravely with them all.
Since the term "felon" had been appliod
to John Mitchel, it was the highest word
on the roll of honor. He would con?
sider it more honor to bear the name 1
folon, as bestowed on Mitchel, than]
D'lsraeli's title of Premier.
A Female Sailor.?In Scotland, a wo?
man lately died whose career has been
I one of singular experience for her sex.
Her name was Betsy Miller, the daughter
jOf William Miller, a ship-owner and
woodiuuTchant, doing untunes* at the
port of Glasgow. Miss Betsy, for she
waa never, married, was for more than
twenty years captain of the good old brig
Cleotua, of Saltcoats. She received hyr
command from her father, who at firat
owned the brig, and ended by owning .it
herself. Her father was also interested
in several vessels whioh traded directly
with Now Tork. Miss Betsy, before she
went to sea, acted as "ship's husband" to
her father, an apprenticeship whioh gave
her all necessary experience, until, final?
ly, .her adventurous and romantic spirit
impelled her to go to sea as a business.
Her. father at first somewhat reluctantly
gratified her caprice, but soon found that
Betsy was the best and most reliable cap?
tain in his employ. She is represented
as baring shown remarkable qualifica?
tions for the position, proving to be a
skillful navigator, a thorough disciplina?
rian and an excellent sailor. In port,
she filled the position of supercargo, and
showed remarkable business qualifica?
tions, which brought the natural result j
of pecuniary success, i She could always !
have her choice of foremost bands; as it
was considered a great, good fortune j
among the sailors to ship under the com?
mand of a female oaptain. Betsy Miller ]
weathered the storms of the deep when
many commanders of the sterner sax
1 have keen driven to destruction upon
the rocks. Her story is well known in
the city of Glasgow.
I Dsaxxno im " Futures." Madame
Bang, a favored mortal to whom the fu?
ture is an open page, all nature a.mure
spelling-book, and the starry -firmament J
a tell-tale story, has been honoring Bal
timore by her distinguished presence I
and excitmg it by her rapid disappear-|
ance. Her coming had been announced
by advertisements, which set forth her
skill as a seer and her willingnoss to un?
fold the scroll of fate at the ridiculously I
low figure of * I per roll. Ladies wore
the only ? customers she desired, and
when madame* arrived, tbey came in
shoals. Her method of lilting the veil
of futurity was peculiar, and compre?
hend the lifting of other artioles. She
I required, as a sine qua nan, the deposit?
ing with her of some valuable thing,
say a diamond ring or any other little ]
piece of personal property that would
be portable. On this she would work
her charm, and the visitor, coming again,
would learn what futurity had hidden
and secure the return of her jewels.
Having been entrusted with a trunk fall
of trinkets, madame, looking to her own |
future, got up and dusted.
Two curious letters were received at
the Post Office Department a few days |
sinoe. One, which enclosed one dollar,
was addressed by a lady, at JerseyviRo,
Illinois, "In Care of any liar, ravana,
pbrteg Co., Ohio," and contained inqui?
ries relative to a missing husband. This
letter, it is supposed, was intended for
"any lawyer," but was not claimed. The
other letter waa addressed to tho Post?
master-General, post-marked London,
April 8, inquiring whether any letters
addressed to "Baron Otto von Straus"
had been called for sinoe December last,
and, if forwarded to him) how directed.
The letter is signed Augusta von Straus,
and says, "anxiety for my husband's
welfare is the-apology for trespassing."
j This fetter, which was written on mono?
gram paper and in a good hand, indicat?
ing the writer to be a parson of educa?
tion, encloses a note addressed simply,
"Baron Otto von Straus." It is thought 1
that possibly this gentleman is very ill
Iii this country and unable to oommuni
i cato. with his friends, or that he may |
'have bean foully dealt with.
Liluiinant Austin, of the Sixth Ca?
valry, reports a fight with the Che venues !
Nineteen Indians, including
i ant) ons medicine man, wars (
The soldiers lost a sergeant and
A number of clerks started for Lon?
don, Monday, with bonds to the amount I
of $11,000,000, the last of the subscrip- j
tion by the syndicate.
. A said on a gambling house, in Bos?
ton, by the polios/ sesuitsd in tho cap?
ture of forly-eight gay people and much
^?^1^.hMlltS^^iuu^Tiu^ through the
'hj^^?tf^SR^Lid the look they neck;
jLtefJ?lr^-Wi^h pride or scorn ure curled
i3. Ww?ih?pain they may not speak.
R^f^lDJ'VAsh, the mouth may smile,
*''''7t>S YOtfl'ein gladsome music thrill, -
And jet beneath them all the while
' . The hungry heart be pining still.
These know their doom, and walk their
\- i way; 2'.
With level steps and steadfast eyes,
Nor >strive with faith, nor weep, nor
While others, not sadly wise.
Are mocked by-phantoms evermore,
And lured by Beamings of delight;
Faith to the eye, hut at tho core
Holding but bitter dust and blight.
I sea them gaze from wistful eyes: ;
; I murk then sign on, fading cheeks;
I hoar (hera breathe in smothered sighs,
Ami not the grief that novef speaks.
For &em no ought represses wrong;
No eye with Pity is imp earned,
0 misconstrued and suffering long!
0 hearts that hunger through the
For you does life's dull desert bold
No fountamed shade, no date-grove
No gush of waters clear and cold,
1 Hut sandy reaehas wide and bare.
The foot may fall, the soul may faint,
' And weigh to earth tho weary frame.
And still ye make no weak complaint,
' And speak no words ot grief or blame.
0 eager eyes which gaze afar?
1 O arms which clasp the empty air!
Not all unmarked your sorrows are,
Not all unpitied your despair;
Smile, patient lips so proudly dumb
' When life's pall tent at last is furled,
Your glorious recompense shall come;
0 hearts that hunger through the]
Atmospbtoc Dibkases.?The air, with
Out which no creature oould live, is the I
source of diseases of which millions die.
At this season, especially, the atmosphere
is full of the germs of many kinds of
sickness. Every globule of the mistend
fog which cloud tho earth and sky in j
spring holds in solution its portion of]
The evil effects of this anial virus can
only be certainly averted by increasing
the vital Activity of the system and
securing the full and freo exercise of all I
its natural functions, and hence it is, 1
that Hostetters Stomach Bitters, the ]
great nerve strengthener, regulator and
antidote to malaria, is imperatively re
quired in the spring months. i
1 It is at this time, too, that Dyspepsia
assumes its most distressing types, and
that person* of bilious habit usually I
suffer most There is an influence in the I
air which depresses the spirits as well as I
tpe physical energies, and in order to re-1
sjtore their elasticity, tonio treatment is
, All the world knows that the wonder-1
ful efficacy of Hostetters Bitters in esses 1
<if indigestion, biliousness, nervous pros- I
uVation and malarious fover is due to the
potency of its tonic, alterative and ape-1
rient materials and the absolutely pure
stimulant with which they are incorpo-1
It is because the public ' have been
taught bv twenty years' experience; that I
the article can be implicitly trusted- in-1
aumuch as it performs uniformly and I
oertainly all that it is advertised to do?I
that they prefer this sovereign tonic to 1
ewery other. Hence, its immense and ]
OA-er-i nor easing sales; and hence, too, ]
alas) the many counterfeits and imita-j
tions, against which there is no safe-1
gjuard, except the close scrutiny of the I
jru re baser. ? ? April '23 fSTl' I
1 How to Rrhto?k the Paosratrrr or!
the State. - Keep you money at home. I
Do not send away for anything which I
vpu can obtain as well here as elsewhere. I
We. do nut advocate paying $A for that ]
which yon can buy abroad for even 94.90?; I
bnt when you can* buy your Blank Books, I
of tho bent grade, at prices as low as]
New York, then send to Walker, Evans A j
Cogswell, Charleston,. S. C, and purchase I
what you need. All their Blank Books J
are made in Charleston, and your en-1
couragement will sushiin a worthy manu
facturing enter]-rise. M'Mt
Hotel Ahbivals, Aiiiit. 27. ? ? Sfanston j
flows* -H. H. Bleese, W. B. Lane, New
berry; J. H. Prantz. W. H. Beek, W. H. |
McLaughlin, W. B. Wheeler, ?. S. A.;
Miss N. Moore, S. E. Moore, Mrs. S. E.
Moore, Anderson; Dr. W. Sims, Miss N.
Sims, MissC. Waldrosa, Cokesbury; Miss
J. Carpenter, Mrs. John B. Moore, Miss I
A. Wilson, Daniel Brown, Anderson; B. I
McKav, Greenville; J. R. Tun, Duel
WeatfJ. R Mosely. F. M. NorriS. J. 9. |
Brown, Anderson; W. W. Rowland, J. I
L. Rowland W. F. Rowland, Abbeville;!
J. M. Walsh, city.
WlWIteder House?Mr. and Mrs. C. H. I
ltovce. New Yotk; B. D. Townsend, 8o-J
city Hill; J. M. Morgan, Oharieston; W. J
IL Kline, Wilmington; A. A. Solomon, I
t. J. Tuoniey, J. B. Roach, Snmter; J. I
P. Mitchell, Blackstock; J. S. Browning,
Charleston; Geo. F. Fuller, John E.
Owens' Combination, New Y'ork; W. t. I
B?-amhall, 0. K. Cobb, Boston; Bev. F. I
J. Murdork, Salisbury; David Rice, I
Boston; John J. Hemphill, Chester;!
John Anderson, ?. S. A.; Dr. W. Hol-1
loway and lady, Philadelphia: Mrs. A. I
C. Hearst. Miss Mattie Center. John 0. |
Chile?, Abbeville; W. A. Graham and!
wife, Union; Mis* C. Robinson, Georgia;I
Henry Sparaick. AikeUf C. B. Trumbo,
New York; C. H. Glidden, Charleston.
Columbia HsM?M. L. Bonhim, Edge-1
field; B A HuUihinson,.Ps.;S W. Mau?
rice, Kinentxee; A> B. Kno wlton, Orange-1
bhrg; J. P. Newman, Charleston: la H.
Cohen, C. IL Russell* N, Y.; T?, Hlajmonfi
Clarkson, n, C.; A. N. TaUey> fr/^fc *.
C. RR; F. A. Conner, Ooxeabuxy; t. B.
Wadding ton, Miss F. L. Starr, Newberry; |
J. D. Rtonoy, S. C.
Hendr'u House G. W. Arthur, J. A, I
Byrd, LewisviUe; J. J. Norton, WsJhalla;
W. W. Cloud, Dokb; M. Ervla. Abbo-I
ville; J. ftftssell, Texas; P. A. Timber
lake, Ca.; J. B. Clarke, Md.; A. A. Tom,
r?- h i - m 'I
j Details from the Bio Grande show hd-J
abatement of the trouble*. The Mexi?
can bandits seem determined to prevent J
tolcgraphio communioation with Browns
ville They drive away Operator? and
line repairers. ?r '
The fifth annual international dogi
show was held at Glaoeow, Scotland, onJ
the SOth ult, No lean -than 626 aUimalsJ
of different breeds were exhibited. '
Cm Matte km.?If yon are asked to
lend fsmr SsSmox, suggeetloSke would
bo bottoweg that he bad bettersubseribo.
Robert McKay, Of <ireejfrvilhj, gave us
a call last e fining, lie is looking as lino
as HVtif. '-! \ \
*A~ sure preventive of'cliicken eholora?
bring them to Columbia.
? few straw hats have made their ap
Those who go to law for damages, gen?
erally get them.
AU sorts of weather for the past week |
?heat, cold, rain and sunshine.
"The best five cent cigar sold here,"
was counted upon over fifty cigar stores
yesterday. Which is right?
Why are the days in summer longer I
than the days in winter'/ Because it is j
hotter in summer, and hest expands.
Two Irishmen traveling on the South [
Carolina Railroad track came to a mile)
post, when one of them said: "Tread |
aisy, Pat; here lies a man 108 years old ? |
his name was Miles, from Charleston.
Tho ardor of the firemen is steadily
increasing, ss tho time draws near to die-1
play their skill. They praotice nightly.
The Orand Division of Sons of Tem?
perance meets to-day at Blackville, on
the South Caro Una Railroad.
You can get all stylen of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at the PaosMix office. Prices satisfac?
Miaa S. S. Spann, of Humter County,
but a resident of this city for the last
three years, died on the evening of the
20th instant, aged 84 years.
Boys, do not rob the bird nests. After
all the little feathered songsters' inge?
nuity at neat hiding, there are lads who
have the industry and perseverance to
hunt them up.
: C. J. Laurey, opposite Puucnlx office.
Will receive this day SO barrels choioe
Russntt and Baldwin apples. Orders
from the country will receive prompt at?
tention, and satisfaction guaranteed.
The number of persons confined in
the County jail is reported to be thirty- I
eight. In anticipation of the continued
and additional use for the cells, the jailor
is making this resort of the guilty or un-'
fortunate, us the case may be, more ha?
bitable and healthful. Whitewashing,
not of tho political sort, is going on.
Improvements here and there are pro-1
jected and in progress.
Dull - The following, from the Green?
ville y?ios, exactly describes the dearth
in this market for locals, and if some?
thing don't turn up soon, we will hove
tl borrow the "cat" story spoken of:
"If there was a local item stirring I
around, yesterday, wo were not able to
catch up with it If things don't 'liven j
,' we will be forced to print our -cut'
ry. in order to furnish our readers
ith a palatable dish of hash. Did you ]
ever read a Xeics 'cat story,' reader? If
not, look out"
! Tableaux Vivants.- The ladies of the
Monument Association most gratefully
Under their thanks to the citizens of Co?
lumbia for the crowded audience which
greeted their exhibition Monday night
They also offer to Mr. Cramer their earn?
est thanks for his zealous and efficient
aid, and for the liberal terms conceded
ric Opera House; also, to Mr. Ly
d for his band. They are also in?
debted for many graceful contributions
by tho ladies of the city, und to the
young gentlemen who so kindly acted us
door-keepers and ushers, and for a gene?
rous gift by the orphan grand-daughter
of Mr. W. Corcoran, of Washington^ To \
the children who made the beautiful ex?
hibition, tho present reward is their ric.
enjoyment of the scenes the futuro re?
compense will be to see the triumph of ]
the "cause" lo which the monument
Anothkb Death.- -Mr. Wm. Douglass,
of this County, who has been suffering
injtensely for several months past with a
cancer of the eye, died Monday night. It is
supposed he died from exhaustion, as he
had not been able to eat anything scarcely
for several days before bis death. The
cancer so affected his throat that he eonld
Srrashes Coubt, Tcbsday, April 27.
The Cc'lrt met at 10 A. M. present
Chief Justice Moses hnd Associate Jus?
tices Wright and Willard.
The Eighth Circuit was called.
Susan Trotter, appeUant, u*. William
W. Robinson, respondent Mr. Earle
was heard for appliant; Mr. Norton was
heard for respondent.
fthrmss A. Daniel, respondent, vs.
Ansel"rtwearengen et al, appellants. Mr.
Bart was heard for appellants. Mr.
ThouiMon was heard for respondent; Mr.
Bert was heard for appellants, in reply.
The oases of the State ax ret. Lydia A.
M. Van Wyok et al., appellants, vs. Isa?
bella H. Nortis riot, respondents; Same
vs. k?tne; same vs. same, Were' heard to
Jth-r. Mr. Burt for appellants; Mr.
rk< for respondents; MtV'Burt for ap
lUnta, in reply. f;jf? 1
? We A. Jones, respeadeut rs. Tho?.
icjasota, appellant h Mr. Noble for
fllant; Mr. Eerie for respondent
j ilsVneS A. Clarke, appellant, vs. John
T. fwearengen, respondent Mr. Bart
tot Appellant; Mr. MoOowan for re
tflliasn Perry, appellant vs. the 8ul
livad Manufacturing Company, respond?
ent |Mn Earle for appellant; Mr. 8o]li
van sir respondent
BsyRuel Mo Gee et at, appellants, vs.
tha tf*Udmont Manufacturing Company,
respondent Struck off.
At i P. M.? the Onnrt adjourned on til |
Wednesday. 2Hth, at 10 A. M.
Ladt "VVabhtkoton's Tba Pabtt.?Lady
Washington'?' Tea Patty vis held hut
ovt?ing, ;aik1 was a brilliant success. 4
Tb^new and fcea?tifal hall of the Bloh
ltntlliin?, Club was handsomely doco
riitad for this festive occasion, and here
Lady "Washington and the stately Father
of hin Country received their friends in
the most finished and courtly atyle.
Among the distinguished throng, we re?
cognized Uenerals Greene, Sumtor, Put?
nam and Gates, with their staff officers.
General Benedict Arnold waw abssnt,
and it has transpired that be waa at the
time in treaty with the British to surren -
render to them the strong fortress at
Went Point. May some bissi, red with
uncommon wrath, overtake the traitor
who would owe his greatness to Ms
country's ruin. Wm. Pens, in the cos?
tume of the Quaker sect, was so obliging
as to step down from another age to
honor the occasion with his presence.
From tastefully I decorated ' booths,
which lined the walls, ices, sherbets,
coffee, tea, salads, Ac., were dispensed
by the attendant maidens, (for cash,)
and little fairies tripped lightly here,
there and everywhere with pretty bou?
quets, which they were induced to part
with for a just consideration. The little
young-old lady who lived in a shoe knew
exactly what to do, and gathered in the
dimes Very assiduously.
The venerable clergy, the gay cavalier,
gallant officers in blue and grey, the
scholar, poet, bibliopole, (who kept the
money,) stately matrons and radiant
demoiselles, combined to make the
evening delightfully memorable. In
mirth and social interchange the hours
sped by and the special objects pf the
"Mother* of her Country were no doubt
A second levee will be held this even?
ing, when there will be a departure from
the usual grand oeresaony. A minuet
will be danced by-and' ? , sad
General Washington, just for this ] once,
will indulge in s reminiscence of his
youth, and appear in the garden backing
at the historical cherry tree, and will
defy any amount of cross-quest Zoning
upon that famous feat.
m ? ? .
The Libel. Cask xh (>babxjsstoib. ?Tk*
resnlt of the Charleston libel trial is re?
ported in oar despatches. It is equiva?
lent to an acquittal, and we congratulate
the State and our friends of the' JfltSS
and Courier upon the termination of a
vexatious suit, which was malicious ia
is origin and conduct, and which struck
at the great and' inestimable privilege*
of free speech and free press. These
have boon vindicated signally and hand?
List of New ApvsatrnmsrsMTS.
Meeting Columbia Schuetxen Verein.
H. A 8. Beard?Auction.'
The friends and acquaintances of Mr.
and Mrs. F. H. Msrk- yd' frmjfj.'cj4
of Miss HA RAH STUART SPAHN, an?
invited to attend the funeral s%rrif>en of
the latter, at the grave, (Presbyterisn '
Church.)THISMORNTNG, afrjjSgsjjffc '
Columbia Schnetaaa VaraiM. *
A REGULAR Monthly
Meeting will be held THIS
C Wednesday) STONING,
in Sehuetaen Halle, .at a
o'clock. By order: '? J
F. I>. KONEMAN.
Apr 28 1 Bcotcmry.
OF the LATEST STYLE*:
also, Ladies' and Children's
I SUITS of all sixes and qual
lifcy, UNDERWEAR, COB
SETS, HATH and FANCY
GOODS. Just received, a
large assortment of Wracks
PERFUMERY, at 1
April 25 MRS. O. E. REED'S.
City Taxes---Final Hotioe.
tnpHE City Treasurer's books will ha
X open until 1st Mar, proximo ?altar
that date executions will be issued and
?laced in the hands of J. E, Dent, Esq..
henff. RICHARD JONES,
April 273 City Treasurer.
ICE Shippers have mads a large crop at
lower cost the past wiahir than, in .
any previous winter in the history of .the ,
business. I have made axrangamenU for
a full supply of superior ICE for the p??- .
sent season, ai lower n4?? than in any
former year, and propose U\ teducs 4ha .
rate to City Consumers an
100 pounds and npwf
pound; less than 100 ,po
pounds and upward dshvered withi* the >,
Apr271mo ' t4tfhL i
\t unBie lirtit.Wtosiigtti Te* tvfol
WUl W given at tu
YS EJFLK CHUBB HALLS,
Ye following days:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL IBTtt,
Ye Scooad Partye.
UNDER ye aaspises of ye
Ladye and Gentlemen* Mi
Ye entire Halls will be at the ?
of y? folks, and they can them
Ye doer* will be open at 8 o'clock.
U Their ys satictng aad appetlsttfg'sup?
pers will commence. -"'
" Friends will eat* ?o dinners or sup?
port bsfore coming. I bm ianTJ
Muaiofc by ye ssVshtatsd Poehs Baud.
Ye gallants soldiers will be in attend
anoe, as ye Guards of Honor dating 'the
partye*. < JTJpWflt u
^Tickets of- admlaston, IS ***** ]
Can be had of ye Ladye
ye booke-stores, and at y* door*