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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Saturday Morning, May 1, VBfI6.,
Whither Liberal Republicans are Tending.
Men of eminence in all the walks of
life, without distinction of party, united
hiat Tuesday evening, in the city of New
York, in a banquet to Carl Schurz, who
is on his way to Europe. Mr. Evorts
presided, and, addressed the guest of the,
evening in language of courtliness and
eloquence.' | Mr.. Sehurz responded in a
speech nmrked. .by.bi$,usuul characteris?
tics of force, breadth and elegance. He
skotched. the jailttro of the Republican
party to meet the responsibilities de?
volving upon it after the war. It lacked
tho statesmanship, it lacked the virtue
whloh would enable it to perceive and
discharge a now and importunt class of
duties. He ?ketohed the necessities
which existed of securing to the new
oiu?c of things the support of a friendly
publio opinionall ovor tho land, which
would bring the dissevered sections to?
gether, the return to sound principles of
constitutional government interrupted
by the war and j now habitually disre?
garded, of suppressing the spirit of rapa
-city, peculation and corruption, and bf
a reformed civil service It was also in?
cumbent upon it to restore to the coun?
try a sound currency, and to lighten the
burdens weighifl? upon the people.
These were Somo of tho problems which
should have boen token resolutely in
hand. But, said Mr. Schurz, you need
not be told that in spite of fair profes?
sions and promises, every one of those
problems is an unsolved and formidable
problem to-day, and that in sOmo respects
wo have hod to deplore even retrograde
movements of an alarming character.
Tho best stock of the Republican party
became entangled in tho network of
organization, controlled and handled by
a class of politicians who considered the
advantages of power more important
than the good of the country. Mr.
Schurz goes on to explain that the rea?
son why ho did not, under suoh circum?
stances, go over to the Democrats, was
that they wero equally incompetent at
that time to conduct reforms, and there
was danger, in his view, in a "distinct,
unalloyed Democratic victory," that it
might tend to re-action, and disturb ex?
isting settlements. So he and his
friends adopted a middle course, and
attempted to raise to power men bound
by the behosts and controlled by the
partisan spirit of neither of tho old
The failure of this attempt and its
profitable lessons, are justly presented
by Mr. Schurz. But he does not com?
mend himself so warmly to our ap?
proval in the indication of purpose to
continue to maintain this attitude, mo?
difying it only by tho infusion of a little
more positiven ess. Ho appears to ad?
vise tho independent men' to take suoh
a position that they may, when the time
arrives, be. prepared to aot with. united
power upon the already existing parties,
by their moral pressure and as their
judgment may dictate. All the advan?
tages of this, position have already been
reaped by the independent Republicans,
so far as they havo had any organization,
and by tue country in its grasp of the
issues which their protest brought to its
attention. The lesson of liberal Repub?
licanism has well nigh been wholly,
learnt. It must move on to something
more decided.' Words first and then
action. In the sharp issues which are j
approaching, in the struggle between
the inenmpetont and corrupt old party
with which they have broken, and the
ardent and bold party which is rapidly
returning from its exile with renewed life,
vigor and determination, recalled by'the
people who ostracised it, the liberal Re?
publicans will find themselves compelled
to take sides, and shut up to tho choico
of the latter. The faint sort of organiza?
tion which Mr. Schurz proposes for
1870 will not stand the tests of that con?
test. It will melt away. It will find the
reform of which it has preached, the
policy which it has discussed and insist?
ed upon as indispensable to the country's
recovery arid prosperity, embodied in tho
Democratic party. With it it must
march, and under its banner will it con?
, The New Attorney-General.
Judge Edwards Pierrepont, who has
boen appointed Attorney-General in the
place of Williams, 1b a lawyer of distinc?
tion, and. known likewise for his par?
tiality to President Gran t. He is one of
the subscribers to a fund which was
raised for the President, after the war, and
is credited with having paid $20,000 to it.
It is an appointment fit to be made, for, <
though perhaps 'ft partisan, he has the
muk and the aocomplishmenta which
become.thg station. Hejrajt? war De
inocrtrv &nA faMefly-fiato 'indicated,' in
some pubtip,addresses', a partial 'return'
to the principles whloh he formerly pro?
fessed?as far, at least, as to express,
pointed condemnation of the centralizing
tendencies of the Republican party.
C. C. Bowen was arrested on tho
affidavit of Eli G. Grimes, (who killed
Col. Wm. Porker White,) that Bowen
instigated and intimidated the deponent
to commit the d eed., !Bbwen was rel eased
on $4,000 bail. .. , ' . .
We opino that there can be very little
I difference of opinion of the condition of
South Carolina between men vrho have
their,eye? open and can think. Thero
is ncfcoueBtiott'of any ooaeeqatneo upon
this Subject ..betwixt the I'l?on-Ueratpl
and ourselves. Take from our contem?
porary a considerable exaggeration of1
the prosperity which we enjoy, and of
the sun-shine we bask in, correut its
statement that the Phxbnix indulges in a
hopeless, lugubrious and regretful tone
Of icpmment, and the bottom will be
knocked out of its vaunted discovery.
We have never thought or said that
South Carolina was not a good place to
live in and come to. Our contemporary
cannot add to it-; appreciation of what it
finds, by parading a misconception und
attributing it to us. We are not mourn?
ful. Wo are not quorilous. We do not
underrate our natural resources or our
industry. We hare never aided to spread
bad name (in the nc-usc the C iuo?(
Hcrald means) of the State abroad. It
has np such bad name. Not a human
being of the adventurous, restless, enter?
prising, inventive mon of the Eastern
and Middle States, not a single foreign
immigrant, has ever been deterred from
coming hero by the self-detraction which
the Union-JIerald says has been pub?
lished abrond to then own injury by the
people of South Carolina. ' It is the very
error of the moon, and we are surprised
at the seriousness with which it is dwelt
upon by our contemporary*. Our trou?
bles come from a fouler source than this.
If it finds any consolation, however, in
shifting the responsibility for the state
of things which has existed from the
shoulders where it justly belongs, and
placing it upon those who have been its
victims, it is welcome to it. The coun?
try South, and more especially South
Carolin.*, has been plundered and de?
filed, tho L'nion-JIerald knows as well as
we do. It has been prostrated, utterly,
but tends to recover itself. Nothing but
the indomitable spirit of its people, no?
thing but their habits of industry and
sobriety, nothing but an incomparable
climate and power of producing crops of
highest value, could have enabled them
to breast the evils which have been im?
posed upon them. But when we ?ay
that it is not a denial, it is rather the
maintenance, of the power of outcome.
The subject, however, is not particularly
pleasant and not profitable, and so wo
Another Declaration of Independence
Carl Schurz couclnded his speech in
New York, Tuesday evening with a fine
thought: "Oh, what a blessing it would
be to have once more, in tho truest sense
of the term, a statesman in the Presi?
dent's chair. Next year we shall cele?
brate the 100th anniversary of American
independence. May that year bo known
in the history of the country not only as
the year of great memories, but also as
ono of great acts; may the inspiration
drawn from. the heroic deeds which made
the American people independent of
foreign dominion, lift them up to the
height,of?another " declaration of inde?
pendence from those insidious agencies
byjnBoh free nations are apt lo enslave
We;'Charlotte (N. CO ?f?m-er coin
plains of the usury restrictions passed
by the North Carolina Legislature at the
last session,' which limit interest to eight
per cent.- It says that not less than
*"300,000 have left tho vaults of the bank
in Charlotte within a short time, to seek
employment where it will not be fettered.
The Bank of Marion, n branch of the Bank
of New Hanover, the banking-house re?
cently established at Bock Hill, are the
outcropping** of this law.
Civtl Rights.?William W. Tillotson,
the treasurer of Booth's Theatre, in New
York, who was recently arrested for re?
fusing to sell to William J. T. Davis, Jr..
a colored man, on account of his race
and color, a ticket admitting him to wit?
ness the representation of the drama en?
titled "King Henry V," waived an ex?
amination, on Monday, before Commis?
sioner Davenport, and ga <c bail in the
sum of $">00 to nwuit tho action of the
grand jury. It is claimed by ex-May or
Hall, counsel of Tillotson, that the Civil
Rights Act, under which Tillotson was
arrested, is unconstitutional, and in the
event of his client's indictment it is in?
tended to make this a test case.
The supposed test caso of Civil Rights
in Brookly n, N. Y., is stated to be with?
out legal standing. John Thompson,
the colored man to whom a dinner at the
regular tables of a restaurant was refused,
having consulted counsel, has been in?
formed that the Civil Rights Bill only
includes ''Inns, public conveyances on
land or water, theatres and other places
of public amusement," but has n? effect
upon any restaurant or dining saloon.
Civil Rights oame to grief on the
Georgia Railroad Thursday. A colored
apostle of Sumnor boarded the train at
Warrenton and took a seat in tho ladies'
car. Complaint was made, but nothing
was done until the train reachod Dear
ingj <AC -this pbfet V3^tleV^'fntArw
Viewed him, and presented such excellent
reasons (for. his going into the uccond
class fifti ,that. ho ,wont and went in a
n^g-gr. ^Columbia Cqunty logic is irre
Tho'dead body of an Irish peddler
was found .some days ago at a point a
little abovo Tuoker s Perry, near the
Laurons wad Nov/borry . County line.
The man had evidently been murdered.
No money was found on him, and his
boots and.other oloUiinghad been stolen.
No clue to tho murderer had been found
at lait account1**.! ui i
0'.' ? YIJISX Bt '. nJ*
Can. Boauregard's Reply to Gen.. Frank
It is well known throughout the South,
and especially in Tennessee and Ken?
tucky, that Got. Porter has", ever since
the,war, maintained tho ^uaitlon Of pa?
cificator in regard to healing up tho old
animosities engendered by it. It 111 not
strange, therefore, knowing General
Beauregard as well as he does, that ho
should address a letter of inquiry to him
conveying the speech of Gen. Frank
Sherman at Chicago tho other day, in
which he asserted that Gen.'Beauregard
was not entitled to receive an invitation
to participate in the proceedings of the.
Grand Army of the Republic. The fol?
lowing is Gen. Beauregard's letter:
New Om.ka.nl?, La., . April ,.23.- Dear
Sir: Your favor of the TStli instant has
been received, inclosing the form of an
invitation adopted by a general meeting
of tho soldiers, sailors and citizens of
Chicago, to be sent '"to all who recognize
the American flag us un emblem of na?
tionality, undivided and undivisable, to
attend a grand re-union of all the sol?
diers and sailors of the United States, to
be held at Chicago, May 12, 13 and 1-1,
1875," and inquiring how much truth
there is in tho remarks of a certain Gen.
Frank Sherman, who objected to the in?
vitation being sent to me, as "he was
not in favor of extending an invitation to
a man who had said he was in favor of
shooting all prisoners taken under the
American flag." I hud hoped that the
passions and enmities occasioned by the
late war were replaced by kindlier feel?
ings, but it seems that there are hearts
still rancorous enough to be ever anxious
to stir again into & name the dying em?
bers of the wur. In this section of tho
country such ebullitions of animosity
are confined to those who, during the
war, were furthest from the enemy,
gathering up the spoils in the wake of
tho contending armies. Ls not this Gen.
Frank Sherman one of theje deapicublo
Not from any regard for such windy
declarations, nbr for the man mean
enough to sink to such false pandering
to popular passion, but out of respect to
myself, and to that cause whose high and
holy purpose history will borne day vin?
dicate, I will vory briefly and frankly
state the position I took in regard to the
conduct of the late civil wur, as con?
cerned Fedend prisoners. After the
bottle of the first Slanassas, when it was
reported that the Federal Government
refused to recognize Confoderato prison?
ers as "prisoners of war," that Christian
hero and able soldier, General Thomas J.
(Stonewall) Jackson and myself advo
catod that the Confederate Government
should then proclaim a "war to the
knifo," neither asking nor granting quar?
ter. We, moreover, thought that the war
would thereby come sooner to an end,
with less destruction, finally, of life and
property. Wo thought also that such a
modo of warfare would inspire greater
terror in the armed invaders of our soil
and reduce greatly the number of army
followers, bummers, etc., who were ever
tho curse of all armed invasions.
Subsequently, when the Federals had
penetrated certain portions of the South,
and developed a system of warfare in
their operations in Louisiana, Mississippi
and Virginia, and the inexcusable burn?
ing of Atlanta and - Columbia, and the
destructive march of Gen. Sherman
through Georgia and South Carolina,
whose track was marked by smoking
ruins and blackened.^chimneys; to the
suggestion of Gen. Halleok to destroy
Charleston and-sprinkle-salt on its site
that not oven grass should grow thereon,
to which Gen. Sherman replied tlint no
salt would be needed, as one of his most
reliable corps formed tho right wing of
his army, and that it always did its work
thoroughly; to the devastating march of
Gen. Sheridan through the Shenandoah
Valley, relative to which he reported to
the General-in-Chief of the United
States armies that "a crow flying over
the country would have to carry its own
rations:" but he did not nay what became
of the old men and children who then
lived in that fertile valley! With regard
to the mortality of prisoners on both
sides, the Washington Union, (Radical)
of October, 1M(!8, contained the following
"In reply to a resolution of the House
of Representatives calling upon the Sec?
tary of War for tho number of prisoners
of either side hold, and that died during |
the war, he makes the following report:
??Number of Union prisoners South,
20(),!I4U: died. 22,500; number of Con?
federate prisoners North. 21X1,001); died
That is, two of tho former out of every
twenty-two, and Ivo of tho hitter out
of every fifteen. Conim>nt is here
unnecessary, in view of th 3 condition
and resources of iho.->?: two sec?
tions of country, so diimietrically
opposed to the one practiced by the Con?
federates when they invaded Maryland
and Pennsylvania, under their great
commander, Gen. R. E. Lee, and I saw
the emaciated forms and wretched con?
dition of our returned Southern prison?
ers, I again advocated tho hoisting of the
black flag, willing at any time to forfeit
my lifo in the deadly struggle. Notwith?
standing theso views, I always treated
my prisoners with humanity and proper
consideration. I had the fortune of
taking many thousands of them at Mo
nassas, Shi loh, Charleston, Drury's Bluff,
Bermuda Hundreds and Petersburg,
most of whom are, I suppose, still nlive,
and can (and certainly would) testify to
After the fall of Fort Sumter, in April,
1861, I granted to tho garrison tho same
considerate terms which I had offered
before the attack Through my inter?
cession, tho Federal surgeons and minis
torn of tho Gospel taken* ct Manosass
wero released without I exchange by the
Confederate Government. The day after
that battle, one of tho F?deral officers
(whose friends I know in Now York) ap?
plied to me for a small loan for himself
and friends, which I furnished at once
from my private funds. It was faithfully
Shortly after the boltloi of Shi loh, I
sent, under a cartel, o oertnin number of
able-bodied Federal prisoners to General
Halleok, who, several woeks after, re?
turned an equal numbor of convalescents
from St. Louis to Fort Pillow. Tho of?
ficer in command there refused to receive*
them, because several of them wero just
from the small-pox hospital. General
I Falle ok failed afterward to make good
I At Charleston, I authorized Admiral
D&hlgroen to send supplies of clothing.'
etc., to the prisdnorswehnd taken from
ml .those HtipplidH were scrupulously
Bd to them..
At Bermuda Hund reels, in May, 1854,
when MjpMB hi front of a large body of
Foderal prisoners, who had gallantly de?
fended a position which I considered in
dispensable to us, I took off my hut to
thorn, and they answered this salutation
Terribly as I desired the effects of the
war to full on all armed invaders of our
country, I wanted exempted from them
non-combatants?that is, the old men,
women and children?and wished also
that private property, not contraband of
war and not needed by the contending
armies in the field, should he entirely
protected from seizure or destruction.
Such would have been my course had I
penetrated with f.n army into Federal
territory, unless it wero in strict retalia?
tion for material departures by the Fede?
ral troops from this civilized mode of
carrying on tbe war. I remain, dear sir.
vours, most trulv,
G. T. BEAU REGARD.
To his Excellency Gov. James I). Por.
rr.n. Nashville, Tenn.
Thk Brevard Family. The coming
celebration recalls the name of the au?
thor of the eolebruted declaration, l)r.
Ephraim Brevard. He was deeply im
bued with the principles of independ?
ence by the Kev. Alexander Cruignead,
and his ardent temperuiaent and ripe
scholarship fitted him admirably to be
the draftsman of tho resolutions. After
the war broke out, Dr. Brcvard became a
surgeon in the Southern army and was
captured in Charleston. He lay a long
time in a prison ship in Charleston har?
bor, where he contracted the disease of!
which he died. Dr. J. (?. M. Ramsey,
the historian of Tennessee, told the.
writer of this that he bad ascertained
with absolute certainty that Dr. Brevard
was buried in the yard uf the present
residence of A. B. Davidson, Esq., then
the yard connected with the Old Queen's
Museum. Dv. B. left one daughter,
who married a Mr. Dickurson, of Cam
den, S. C. They had hut one child,
Lieut. Col. Dickerson, of the Palmetto
Regiment. At Churubusco, during the
Mexican war, tho color-bearer was shot
down. Col. Butler seized the colors and
was instantly killed; Lieut. Col. Dicker
son caught up the colors and fell mortally
I wounded. Major Gladden then caught
up the colors and was also wounded. He
survived to fall afterwards at Shiloh as a
Major-General in the Confederate army
in the great struggle for constitutional
Lieut. Col. Dickerson left no children,
and that brunch of the I'rcvard family is
extinct. The brother of Dr. Brevard
(Alexander) served us a captain in the
regular continental army. He was in
the battles of Monmouth, Brandywine,
Germuntown, Princeton, Trenton, Guil
ford Court House and Eutaw. The la.it
he considered the hardest battle of the
war. He lost eighteen men out of his
company in that battle. The North Ca?
rolina regiment at Germantown was com?
manded by Col. Billy Polk. He was
using some words not usually heard in
sermons, when a ball struck him in the
mouth and ehunged the words into ugh!
ugh! ugh! The North Carolina militia
behaved badly at Guilfonl Court House,
and Capt. Brevard always spoke con?
temptuously of militia. As a punish?
ment for their misconduct at Guilford,
the militia were drafted into the line.
Seven of these men wero killed in Capt.
B's company at Eutaw.
Capt. B. married a daughter of Major
John Davidson, one of the signers of tho
Mecklenburg declaration. He left a nu?
merous family, and two of his sons are
still living. Major R. A. Brevard, of Lin?
coln, and Judge T. W. Brevard, of Cleve?
land. One of his daughters married
Win. E. Hayne, Esq., of Charleston,
father of Col."I. W. Hayne, so long At?
torney-General of South Carolina; tho
other mnrried Major Daniel Forney, n
Congressman from this Kmte. Confede?
rate General Forney is bis son, and Con?
federate General Brevard, of Florida, is
the son of Judge Brevard. Two other
Confederate Generals are also connected
with the family of Capt. Alexander, viz:
(.Jen. Hagood, who mairied his graiul
niecc, and General Joseph Brevard Kcr
shaw. - Southern Home.
Prrs IX and thk. United States. The
appointment of an American cardinal
was an act more important than has been
generally supposed. At the same time
the Pope nominated a considerable num?
ber of bishops for the United States.
The preiste who carries to Monsignor
MeCloskey his beretfa, will not perform a
mere act of ceremony; he is charged with
a most important mission. The Holy
See has firmly resolved to transport itself
to the I'nited States, should the stay in
Borne become insupportable. It knows
well that neither trance nor Austria
could give it asylum without nn almost
certain risk of war with Germany. It is
doubted whether England would main?
tain the offer she once made of the island
of Malta, and Spain is too much dis?
turbed for tho Pope to think seriously of
rofuge there, at least, under existing cir?
cumstanced. We must not forget that
the saint siege has taken the precaution
to create a considerable reserve fund,
which would be by no moans useless in
the States. This reserve does not count
hundreds of millions, oh some papers,
unused to calculation, arc pleased to de?
clare, but it amounts to over $40,000,000,
(?1,600,000,) and increnHes almost daily.
I have often heard this idea broached in
Paris by UltramontaneH, and there is
every reason to believe the Debata' cor?
respondent to be well informed. It re?
mains only to learn how the statesmen of
America will receive tho notion. The
samo obvious reasons which have made
England tacitly withdraw her proffered
hospitality will carry weight even over
[ Ruine. Letter to the raris Debate.
Mr. John Bright uont this letter to tho
centennial celebration at Lexington: "I
cannot cross the ocean to join your great
company, and I know not how to write
you a letter fitting the occasion. I would
rather not think of an occasion when
Englishmen shod blood, and English
blood, on your continent) and I .would
prefer to > celebrate tho freedom and
Smndour of your country on some other
ay. But I can rejoice with you in that
freedom and grandeur, and wish, with
you, that thcytoyfcy bo perpetual."
The St e venues, in Edge field jail for the
shooting of Glover, gave bail on Tuesday
butt 'I heir wounds are doing well.
Cohn and C?)tton Pj.antino in tot
?South.?The St. Louis Democrat, whioh
in especially pains-taking in collecting
information for its commercialcolumns,
has been searching its SouSiern ex?
changes, and feels prepared to Kate that
not only are- planting operations in the
South quite as forward us could bo ex
Eootedl but a greatly increased area will
e devoted to "Corn this year, wTfliout di?
minishing the area devoted to cotton.
Accounts from Tennessee, Alabama,
Georgia, Arkansas and Texas all agree in
the statement that the acreage of cotton
will be fully tip to that of last year, while
tho acreage of corn, wheat and oats will
be increased from 50 to 75 per cent.
Especially will there be nn increase in
corn planting. The price of corn has
been ho high during the post season, that
Southern people have been compelled to
part with all the money they could get
from their cotton crop in tho purchase of
corn and meat. Unless the "Vesnvian
equinox" of Juno indicts an extended
frost upon the country, there will be har?
vested in 1H75 the largest corn crop ever
raised on earth. Already corn is well up
in Texas and Southern Arkansas. Emi?
gration to both these localities has been
large during the last winter and fall, end
the emigrants are mainly agriculturists,
and will either work farms of their own
or hire to other planters and farmers.
Beyond a doubt, the South, the South?
west, and, in fact, the entire country,
will experience better times from this
year forward until the next great panic
Occurs: for which untoward event the
prudent will always be upon the watch.
Manufacturing industries are resuming
full operations; fnrnuces are going into
blast; work is resuming in mines, and
tho country begins to exhibit in every
department of activity a renewal of its
wonted life and vivacity.
Anothku Atter. Bowi.snv Case.?
Among the articles sent over the Twenty
third street ferry, New York, Tuesday
morning, for transportation to the West
by the Erie Railway, was an ordinary
soap box, about two feet in length, ten
inches in depth and fourteen inches
wide. It was directed to "Mrs. M. W.
Woodford, Van Wert, Van Wert County,
Ohio, ritt A. A G. \\\ R. R.,"and was la?
beled, in addition, "HO," which was
supposed to designate the weight. The
box was so light, however, that suspi?
cion was aroused, and it was broken
open, and a horrible spectcble was pre?
sented. A human body, chopped up,
was packed into the box, intermingled
with charcoal. The skull, the hands,
the feet, the spinal columns, with ribs
attached, the humeral bones, legs and I
arms, all denuded of the flesh, were
packed in, and the fresh, red flesh por- ]
tions that adhered to the bones indicated
very plainly that the carving process had
been only recently performed. The re?
mains were apparently those of a female.
The box was consigned by a man giving
his name as "Dr. Wethies," of New
York, but the city directory contains no
such name. It was decided to have the
box and its contents forwarded to Ohio,
where detectives will be placed on the
alert. In addition to tue suspicious
lightness of tho box, the 'dripping of
blood through the joints lei to the exa?
mination. How many such articles of
freight pass along the railroads unde?
tected is now a serious question.
The Wau Ovek.?The row in Dame
Enr.urn's school appears to have subsided
for the present. The German papers
have suddenly become "conciliatory and
peaceful," ad a cable despatch expresses
it: the Government has given up its idea
of an international conference to ".regu?
late" the Pope, and we ore told that it is
now generally accepted in Berlin that
"Russia, Austria and (iermany are far'
vorablo to a continuance of'? peace in
Europe." This is certainly very satis?
factory, but it must be a little embarrass?
ing to Princo Bismarck after his recent
warlike demonstration. Nobody would
knock the chip off his shoulder, and so
be has wisely removed it himself and
stuck his lists in his pockets. If tho
quarrel is off, wo must give no small
share of the credit to plucky little Bel?
gium; but in any case, it is not so easy
to get up a religious war now-a-doys as it
was a few centuries ago, and the prema?
ture attempt to drag the neighboring
powers into his quarrel is one of tho few
weak points in Bismarck's magnificently
Puovidestial. -That was a very curi
on* accident on the Baltimore and Poto?
mac Railroad on Monday afternoon, and
the most singular feature of it was, that
nobody was killed und only some half
dozen persons injured, and nono of them
very seriously. There wero two trains
coming in opposite directions, and at a
frightful rate of speed, which met and
crashed through each other, wrecking
both engines and demolishing four Oars.
The point of collision was on a curve,
and the spot an embankment ten or fif?
teen feet high. And yet no one was
killed. Had the collision occurred a
moment later, it would have been on a
bridge, and the disaster as fearful as that
at Corr's Bock some years ago. These
incidents furnish material for a dozen
homilies on the mysterious ways of Pro?
vidence and its special dispensations.
Caitukep.?One of Ned Tennant's
loading men in the late war has come to
grief. His name is Absalom Thomau.
After the close of the war he emigrated]
to Georgia, where he followed the noble
Erofession of cow stealing. On Monday
ist, ho was arrested in Edgefleld upon a
warrant from Georgia, and lodged in
jail. On Tuesday, Policoman Prather,
of Augusta, started off with him. At
Pine House, while waiting for the train,
be broke away and ran manfully. See?
ing that he could not probably be recap?
tured otherwise, the policeman shot him
pretty considerably, in. tho hack, and
then put him oh the train, aud took him
forward. ? ..i .... .'A
Illicit Distixlino in South CaholtHa/
A Washington despatch says: "Mr. Car-'
penter, Internal Revenue Collector for
the Third South Carolina Distriot, ar?
rived here to-day, and made application
at tho Internal Revenue Bureau for
troops to aid in collecting the whiskey
tax in his distriot. He states that illicit dis?
tillation is carried on in the most flagrant
I manner, and that 500 gallons of oontra
I band whiskey are sold daily in the most
; open manner. Two deputy marshals
I were recently killed, he says, by the
whiskey venders." ? ? -'
City Mattzeh.?If yon are. aaked lo
lend your Phoextx, suggest to the would -
he borrower that he hacLbetter subscribe.
Thero is sorae tau of getting up a
spelling boo at the Opera House,
j Tiro huAdreS*! piec^j? of those elegant
tbngoloths", at T2J cents, received thia
day, at Jones, Davis A Bouknight s.
The cases involving the receivability
of the bilbj.of the Bank of the State, for
taxes are to be transferred to Columbia
for a hearing.
rTh,e Grand Lodge of Good Templars*.,
which adjourned sine die Thursday,
selected Greenville as the' next place <jf,
r You can get all styles of job pointing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at th? rncanx office. Prices satisfiie
tory. , .
The Board of Directors of the Souih
Carolina Monument Association will
please meet at Mrs. Bachman's, on Tues?
day, May 4th, at 12 o'clock'. A punctual
attendance is requested.
The Lexington (Missouri) Caucasian
has died, in the hands.of the Sheriff.
The editors and proprietors would have
succeeded as well in Columbia had they
Bturted tho paper here, which; they so
freely promised a couple of years ago.
These are tho days wfcen the thrifty
housewife goes into the garret, the wood?
shed, the coal-bin and the closets, and
takes therefrom all tho old bustles and
hoop-skirts that she ?an find, and quietly ,
throws thorn over into the neighbor's
The Legislature passed an Act declar?
ing the first day of January, the 22d day
of February, 4th day of July and the
25th day of December, of each year,
legal holidays. If any of these days
occur on Sunday, the day following
shall be observed.
The supply of '-Florida letters" for the
newspapers, all rapturously describing
the "golden oranges" and "shadowy
i everglades," is likely to diminish
I rapidly, since the season has closed and
the visitors are going home t$ get out of
the way of the swamp fever. It is said
that 33,000 visitors hove wintered in Flo?
rida, spending there at least $3,000,000.
The Kingstree Star gives a favorable
account of a viUage named Scranton, on
the North-eastern Railroad, three miles
North of the town of Graham. It, afe
well as Graham, ia growing in popula?
tion and business. It is Bituated I in a
thickly settled neighborhood of hard
working and hon eat people. It has Uno
stores, of whioh the Star mentions a
dozen, and some costly residences.'
Memorial Association.?At the annual
I meeting of the Iiiehland Memorial Asso?
ciation, the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: *
President?Mrs. John T. Darbv. See
[ retary and Treasurer*-?Hiss Martin. - -
The following commRtsee wiU please
I meet at the residence of Mrs. Darby, on
Saturday morning, May 1, at 11 o'olock:
Church Yard Committees.?rVesbyterian
-Mrs. W. Peck. Trinity Church?Mm
Waring. Washington/ Street?Mrs. B.
Beck. Baptist?Miua Stokes. St Peter's
?Mrs. Coleman Walker.' Lutheran
Miss Wilber. Hebrew Cemetery?Mrs.'
Levin. Temple?Miss Kate Crawford. ?
The Dead on Distant Battle-fields?Miss
Preston, Mrs. W, H. Manning, Miss M. -
Elmwood Cemetery-Graves Out?
side the Confederate Enclosure?Mm.
Hugh Thompson, Mrs. Dargan, Miss M.
McMaster, Mrs. Mobley, Mrs. Norton,
Mrs. Seihels, Mrs. Ezell, Mrs. Brooks
Sims, Miss Mary Bryce, Mrs. Hix, Mise
E. Parker, Miss M Leverett, Misses Da
rant, Miss E. Gibson, Mrs. J. Wiley, Miss
Confederate Enclosure?The officers
[of the association, with the following
I ladies: Mrs. O'Neale, Misses Seibels,
I Mrs. Simonton, Miss LaBorde, Mrs.
Alex. DeBaussure, Miss Elmore, Mrs.
i Annie DeHaussure, Miss E. Zimmerman,
Mrs. Cordes, Miss Peck, Mrs. Richbourg,
Misses Ray, Mrs. McMaster, Miss Came
Adams, Mrs. John' Preston, Jr., Miss
Sntphen, Mrs. C. R. Bryce, Miss Parker,
Mrs. Simonton, > Miss McKenzie, Mrs,
Andrew Crawford, Miss. Morris, Mrs.
Bacon, Miss Boatwright, Mrs. Levy, Miss
I Mary Bryce, Mrs. Miot; Mrs. Kinard.
IIoxkl Abjuvam, Aphxl 30.?Columbia
Hotel?A. H. Solsby, Illinois; Robert
Witherspoon,' Sumter;; J. ? W. O'Brien,
Charleston; Mile. Marie Antoinette Buie,
Bologne, . France; Ben. S. Robinson,
Holyoke: M. J, Novins, Charleston; A.
N. Talley, Jr., G. AC. R. -R?; W. J.
McDowell, 8. A ?. R. R.
Mansion House?C. R. Morrison, Doko;
IE. W. Wheeler, oity; J. O. Minter, Union;
1 F. C. Borstel, Min. Julia Webb, Ander
j son; C. C Montgomery, Riehl and.
. Wheder Moose?YL G. Sopham and
?ifo, Brooklyn; J, H. MlHer, Augusta;
obert Aldrich, Earnv/ell; W. & Turner,
Augusta; W. M., Tjml^hfce, Georgian
H. W. Bioe, Lexington;,Lumen Auen,
Baltimore; J. B. Shaw, New York; If. R.
Kline, Wilmington; Judge T. H. Cooke,
Greenville: ft Bj Bald,, New. York ; &
LorioV, OmAeni.Xh. S. A,uale, Char
yer, B-l?more-, Khi^ Maiua.Oentei,, Ar>
beviUe. if7 , j, ,', , n . ,,,
List or NK*' Ir^irribSrOTk' '
? KinArfl A Wi^^ipth^,>ta, &?.
' Hardjr Bplomo^l^le Su^ar.
JAcob Levm-rTShar^^Seie,, .:..
?DitwriACo.?MusifiBbplui.; . .. ,
? B. I. Boono- Citation.
'The people of , Cheater have held a
meeting to devise means to enable the
Chester and Lonoir Narrow Gauge Rail?
road Company, to. complete its road at
onoe to Dallas. N. G. The Reporter
seems to think the citizens will give tho
company the support necea&ary to insure
its completion to the point above desig?
nated. . . j,,.