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Toasday Morning-, May 11, 1875.
Commerce and the Press. .
At the 107th anniversary of the Cham?
ber of Commerce of New York, cele?
brated last Thursday evening, the vene?
rable William Cullen Bryant rtspondrd
to the sentiment in honor of the press.
Ho sold that commerce and the press are
closely united, are dependent on each
other, rtnd cannot be severed without
destroying both. Lot there be no ex?
change of couunoclitioH, he said, and tho 1
press would.perish, of inanition; let there [
bo no press,,and the merchant would
bo in utter flaTkhsss and? 'perplexity,
afraid to.venture ?upon any- enterprise,
for w&pt of the' informr.tion upon which]
aU 'safe*enterprises are founded.- Mr.
Bryant freely admitted the short-com?
ings of the preK.4, while maintaining its
activity and courage in the exposure of
abuses. Among journalist*,, there is the
same variety of characters as araongxnen
of other vocations. There are men of
sturdy and. resolute, honesty,, and there
uro others who oro simply mgaea. There
are enlightened men among thorn, and
thero erf miq who Sro deplorably igno- j
rant. There ate; njen of watering and
unsettled. opinions, on the one hand,
and men of impracticable and pig-headed
obstinacy, on the other. There are men
of brilliant literary talents, and others
whom, for wont of a more polite desig?
nation, I should call stupid; there are
fearless men, and men easily frightened.
But, on- the whole, he boldly maintained
that as a class, the journals of this coun?
try are wiser and more virtuous than its ]
legislators, and those who justly consi- |
dered its influence for good, should be
excused for a feeling of satisfaction at
belonging to so useful a class.
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-State press Association.
A goodly number of the editors and
publishers of; newspapers in this State
met in Charleston, last Thursday, and
organized a State Press Association. A
constitution was adopted, in which the
objects of the association were declared
to be the promotion of the interests and
the elevation of the tone and character
of tho presB of the State of South Caroli?
na. The annual meeting is to bo held
on the second Wednesday of May in
each year; the officers are to bo elected
by ballot, a majority being necessary to
elect; the President, ' Vioe-Presidents,
Secretaries and Treasurer to constitute
an executive committee. The annual
fee of members is fixed at $5, payable in
advance. It was devolved upon the exe?
cutive committee to make arrangements
for the delivery of an address each year
upon the subject of journalism. It was
made the duty of every member, upon
ascertaining that any advertiser or adver?
tising agent does not pay his bills, or is
otherwise untrustworthy, to communi?
cate the fact to the Corresponding Sec?
retary, who hbidi immediately report by
circular to evo?y member the informa?
tion so reeeivecPU?d from whoni it came,
such communications to be considered
confidential. Tho association adopted
resolutions upholding the liberty of the
Resolved, That we most emphatically
condemn any attempt, from whatsoever
source, and in whatever gnise they come,
to abridge in any way the, freedom of the
press as guarantaejd to the people by the
organic law of the State.
Jltsolu<-d, That \re look upon all inter?
ference with the chartered rights of the
1>ress to inquire into the conduct of pub?
ic officers', and to print whatever mat?
ter is proper for public information, as a
practice, dangerous in its tendency, sub?
versive of right, insulting to justice,
fraught with evil and to be denounced
and resisted at all times,on all occasions,
und by all lawful means.
A resolution was also adopted express?
ing gratification at the failure of the
prosecution against the Charleston Aeirs
and Courier for libel, and tendering to its
proprietors congratulations upon tho re?
The following gentlemen were elected
officers for the ensuing year:
President?Mr. James A. Hoyt, Ander?
son Jtdelliijencer: First Vioo-President?
Mr. F. W. Dawson, Xeirs and Courier;
Second Vice-Prcsident?Mr. T. Stobo
Farrow, Sparlanburg Herald; Third Vice
President?Mr. S. W. Manrice, Kingstree.
Star; Fourth Vice-Presidcnt?Mr. lt. R.
Hemphill, Abberille Medium] Fifth Vice
President?Mr. E. A. Bronson, Rarmcell
Sentinel; Recording Secretary?Mr. A. A.
Gilbert, Sumter lialchman; Correspond?
ing Secretary?Mr. E. B. Murray, Ander
son Constrwdor; Treasurer?Mr. T. F.
Greneker, Xeioberry Herald,
It was resolved to hold the next meet?
ing of,the association in Spartanburg.
On Friday, the press representatives
made a delightful excursion to Dray ton
Hall, and enjoyed a run down the harbor,
after which, in the evening, came tho in?
evitable dinner, at the Charleston Hotel,
at which wit, wine, sentiment and good
feeling prevailed, and the finishing
touch was givV^p. the,'. Stats Press Asso?
ciation, to which, we wish a long and
useful life, and "much valuable servicd
in the ouuse of sound and able journal?
ism.-' .'?*.>? i
The next contest' for the Presidency
begins already to throw itself into shape.
You never meet a stranger now that he
doesn't ask you the first thing: "Well,
siri who la gering to fje- ,?ur next candi?
date for foe Presidency?" We, of course,
know who thSt candidate is going to bo,
but we would ; see' such questioners
hanged a dozeVVibss aefbre we would
mention his namfsVarin advance.
How to Mau Bxsa Profitable.?In a
second Letter to tbftMajrlbftt? Tunas, upon
improved bee-keeping, Mr. J. F. Bolton,
of Beauty Spot, insists upon tbe indis
pensablcness of movable comb-hives and
of strict and careful attention to then).
If left to chance, they are no better than
flour barrels or tobacco boxes. If the
bec-keeper wishes to increase his-stock
of-bees, he should swurm artificially, by
which process he can, with safety, in?
crease the number five or six fold. H
yield of honey is most desired, the stocks
should be kept strong in numbers and
prevented from swarming. This is done
by cutting away the queen in embryo
and removing the surplus honey as fast
ns it is stored. May is tho best honey
month. Mr. 15. says that his host hives
gave tho largest yield in May of last
year, filling the surplus receptacle twice
in twenty-seven days, fifty pounds per
hive and the honey in tho brood cham?
ber left undisturbed. He intends to put
in practical operation this spring a honey
extractor, by the use of which a large
yield of clear honey is obtained, and the
frames of comb returned to tho hive and
tho labor of bees in building of comb
economised. There is no king bee. The
queen is the mother as well as the ruler
of the entire colony.
In tho Southern Baptist Convention,
in Charleston, on Saturday, a large num?
ber of reports of committees were sub?
mitted. Among them one proposing the
publication of a Southern Haptist Ite
vieie. It was decided that the next ses?
sion of the Convention be held at Rich?
mond, Yu., at tho First Baptist Church,
on Thursday before the socond Sunday
in May, 1876, at 10 o'clock A. M., Rev.
L T. Tichcnox, of Alabama, to deliver
the convention sermon, and Rev. W. 11.
Whitsett) of South Carolina, alternate.
The financial condition and the mission?
ary work was reported as successful be?
yond expectation. .
The Mexican Congress has approved
the construction of* sundry railroads, in
one or more of which, in view of recent
events, it is presumable parties in the
United States are interested. The Pa?
cific mail steamers have stopped touch?
ing at Mexican ports on the Pacific, be?
cause the Government does not pay
what it owes them. Tho revolution in
Miohoacan has paralyzed business in
that State. Rebels at Qneretaro have
captured a convoy of arms and merchan?
dise, and at Arroyo Seco, after a sharp
fight, robbed a diligence and murdered
one of the passengers.
The day fixed for the opening of tho
Centennial exhibition is May 10, 1876
just one year off. The buildings will bo
ready for the reception of goods by tho
close of 1875, when, by contract, all tho
buildings must be completed. Of lato
the prospects of tho success of the exhi?
bition have brightened visibly. Somo of
the European Governments, that at first
hung back, are now actively enlisted in
tho matter; and, in the case of Great
Britain, the request has already come for
more space for her goods than had at
first been allotted.
In the District Court, in Charleston,
on tho 8th, Judge Bryan . presiding,
Alonzo Payne, colored, indicted for sell?
ing unstamped medicines, was tried and
acquitted. William Moody and John
Larry, indicted for robbing the post
office at Columbia, were tried and con?
victed. L. DoB. McCrady, Esq., repre?
sented Moody, and Solicitor Bnttz,
Larry. The court will meet again this
morning, and continue to dispose of the
Tho Barnwoll Sentinel says: 4"The
storm which ocenred here on Saturday
evening last, and laid waste so many
other sections, was terrific beyond de?
scription. Thousands of dollars would
not repair the damage done in various
Earts of Barnwoll County. Fencing, out
uildings, trees, entire crops, Ac , were
carried like chaff before the wind, and
near the village a stable belonging to Dr.
J. J. O'Bonuon was blown down and
four horses were killed.
The Grand Duke William of Austria
made a speech recently which is regard?
ed as ominous. He is Insppctor-Ueneral
of Austrian Artillery, and was at Prague
on an official tour reviewing the troops.
At tho close of tbe review, he s;:id: "1
thank you for your diligence in study,
and for tho thorough acquaintance you
have displayed with the practical duties
of your profession. In view of tho pre
! sent apparent instability of peace, these
qualities become doubly important. ''
The New York Bulletin, in an article
on the diffusion of labor, calls upon the
leading railroads to take, free of charge,
to the West the surplus labor found on
the seaboard. It says that if labor could
be easily transferred from tho localities
and employments where it is not wanted
to those whero it could be readily em?
ployed, the net product of the country
would be instantly increased one-fourth
upon the present amount
The passage of what is known as tho
"PeacePreservation Act," and which is
in reality an oppressive law akin to tho
"Curfew law imposed by the Norman
conquerors in England, has been so ob?
stinately resisted in tho English Parlia?
ment by the Irish members, that tho
business of the Government has been
Among the "treasure" destroyed by
fire at the Union Leauge Club House, in
New York, were Nast's picture of "Abra?
ham Lincoln Entering Richmond,"
Cropsey's "Battle of Gettysburg," and a
trophy from Fort Sumter. This is a bad
year for tho truly loyaL
Tho Ncvade and California papers are
savagely debating tho question: "Who
shall hare the immigrant?" At tho rate
immigrants are turning their backs upon
these regions, in disgust, it looks now as
if the Pacific: coast bazoo will be blown in
The yonng men and maidens of' Mil?
waukee did not skip round a festive pole
On May dar. Reason: a furious snow
storm raged from dawn till dark. * The
people who had to move "skipped
around" and somo of them?swore, too.
General Sheridan's honey-moon will
be in June. He is not afraid.
Cnrr Matt res.?If you are aakcd to
lead, your Fnonu*. suggest to the would*.
ho borrower that he had bot tor subscribe-.'
Reading matter on every page.
A summery proceeding?leaving off
An exchange mourns the good old times
when slang was never slung.
Judge J. P. Reed left this city Sunday
afternoon, to preside at Orangeburg
An excursion party from Groniteville
spcnt'Sunday in Columbia, and appeared
to enjoy the sights.
The wind made it unpleasantly dusty
Sunday, but the min settled everything
Tho voice of the sleep-disturbing
mosquito is once more heard in the
If an abundance of Hies is an indica?
tion of health, Columbia will take the
"Debt is the worst kind of poverty."
Except the poverty which prevents a
man from getting into debt.
"Deeds are fruits, words are but
leaves." But, then, every tree has to
produce leaves before fruit.
Limburger cheese is said to be "good"
when a piece the size of a hickory nut
will drive a dog out of a ton-yard.
You can got all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-shoet post?
er, at the PursNix office. Prices satisfac?
A man, named James Bailey, was ar?
rested on Saturday last, charged with
stealing a horse. Tho matter is to be in?
If this paragraph is trne, then there
are. no engaged ladies in this city: "The
style is for engaged ladies to dress as
plainly as possible."
1 Boys, do not rob the nests. Aftrr all
She little feathered songsters' ingenuity
at nest hiding, there are lads who have
the industry and perseverance to hunt
There will be a strawberry festival at
Carolina Hall on Thursday and Friday
evenings next, for the purpose of niising
funds for the improvement of the Marion
Street Methodist Church property.
The Ashley Fire Company, with the
Chicora Band, escorted by tho Enter?
prise, serenaded Governor Chamberlain,
Comptroller Dunn and ex-Governor
Scott and others last night. The Ashley
is a remarkably fine company.
A young son of Mr. Abram Stork was
severely bitten, yesterday, by two savage
bull dogs, on tho premises of Mr. T.
Crowley, on Pendleton street. The little
fellow was terribly lacerated. An ounce
or two of lead will settle the business for
Mr. II. Skipper finds timo from his
more substantial duties to look after a
large patch of strawberries, embracing
about a quarter of an acre. Ho cultivates
the Sir Iiarrj-, Wilson and Albany?the
former sweet enough to be eaten without
sugar. All of the varieties are very large
and finely flavored. Ho expects to pick
fully 1,000 quarts.
The colored desperado. Andrew
Barnes, who so terribly injured bis wife
several night* ago, mado his appearance
at the. house a second time and made
despemtc threats, not only against his
J wife, but other women in tho yard. He
? was fire d upon by a colored man, and re
j turned the fire. A policeman now
guards the place. The would-be mur?
derer should be hunted down and
The sensation on Main street, yostor
! day afternoon, was the suddeti disnp
pearanceof a portion of the sidewalk, in
! front of tho store of Messrs. F. B. Or?
chard A Co. Tho oldest inhabitant in
I forms us that a well, from which execl
! lent water was obtained, once existed at
that particular spot, but it was filled up
when the town began to put on city airs,
j These wells wore situated in different
I portions of Columbia, and several
J "sinks" have occurred within the recol
: lections of some of the young residents.
Death of Sammy Morris. -Wo are truly
pained to record the death of this young
man, which occurred on Sunday after?
noon, about 7 o'clock, from consump?
tion. His age was about twenty-four.
The afflicted parents and family have the
earnest sympathy of the entire com?
munity in this their second bereavement.
The Tourwament To-Dat. ?Our co?
lored firemen tournament to-day, and
they confidently look forward to a capi?
tal frolic in fact, it commenced on
Sunday morning, with the arrival of the
Union Star and Ashley machines, with
delegations from thoso companies?tho
former of whom arc quartered with the
Yigilants and the latter with the En?
terprise. Yesterday afternoon's train
brought tho other mombcrs of the two
companies, who wero met at the depot
by their hosts. The Charleston visitors
brought two bands?the Chicora and
Carolina Comet. The companies wero
unusually full. Tho officers arc: Union
Star?President, N. S. Robertson; Vice
president, J. Mackay. Ashley?Presi?
dent, James Harrison; Vice-President, J.
M. Simmons. Chief Stanley and Assist?
ant Sutphen, of the Columbia Fire De
Sartmcnt, having been requested so to
o, will act On the two principal commit
tees. Tho procession will move this
morning, at 10 o'clock, after which the
playing off begins.
Plants, Flowers, Ar. -Mr. Adairs
BjTSSn JtBOM presents a very attractive j
and tempting appearanco?tbe gera?
niums and other choice flowers look
their brightest, evincing the care and
attention of the skilled florist. The
variety Is very extensive, but wo will not
expose our floral knowledge by attempt?
ing to name them. Bouquets and floml
ornaments ot every kind are prepared
by Mr. Adair, and his prices are by no
means high. Ourbettor half is indebted
to him for courtesies.
The New United States Coi::it House I
in this City.?We were pleased to learn
that, some ten days Kince, Judge Bryan,
of tho United States District Court,
visited Columbia and inspected the new
building in this city, intended for a post
office and United States Court House.
Wo regret to hoar, at the same time, that
his visit was one of mortification .?.nd
disappointment. Externally the build?
ing is all that good taste could desire;
internally it is represented to be, in
some respects, a failure. The court
room is assigned to the third story, and
is no wider than the pediment end indi?
cates in the elevation. The post office
occupies the place of honor, and even
the small employees of the Government,
such as the Internal Revenue Collector,
Ac, have places assigned them on the
spacious second floor; while the right
arm of the Government, indeed, one of
its grand deparmonts the judiciary?
has been stuck up into the cock-loft.
We are informed that the attention of
Mr. Mullett (the architect of the build?
ing) was called to this incongruity, by a
gentleman ot this city, at an early day,
who was informed by him that he did
not quite "understand what he was taik
ing about. As Mr. Mullett has gone into
sweet retiremi nt, wc sincerely trust that
his successor will take this matter in
baud, and, before it is too late, restore
the titucss <>f things in this new build?
ing, which was intended as an ornament
to the town and a suitable representative
of the Government at the capital of the
State. This building will last a thou?
sand years, for it is constructed of
our native granite, and it should be
now so constructed as to meet all
the growing wants of an increasing
I population and the greatly increased
and ever increasing businesN of the
United States Courts/ There was a time,
perhaps, when the.se Courts did sit and
could sit anywhere, but that time has
gone by. The dignity of the Federal
Government is now presented to our
people in nothing so much as in its
judiciary. Let it not in Columbia be
jammed "into a corner." which can be
conveniently reached only by rtn ele?
vator, and when reached, is a narrow,
conliued crib, quite nnsuited to its pur?
pose. By all means, let the Courts of
the Union occupy their dignified posi?
tion on the second lloor, and place the
small fry up-stairs. To put the Revenue
Collector in elegant quartern and the
Chief Justice of the United States under
tbe sky-light, seems to be reversing the
order of tilings. We do trust that Chief
Justice Weite and Judge Bond will visit
us before their return, and overhaul this
important matter while there is time to
correct a serious blunder, which will be
felt now and ever hereafter. We are
sure that a visit from the Chief Justice,
enabling our citizens to form bis ac?
quaintance, will he a source of gratifi?
cation to him. We can bespeak for him
the friendly good will, the courtesies
and profound respect of our people.
CotT.r of CiENEiUL Sr.vsroxs. The
Court met, yesterday, at It' A. M.
The sealed verdict in the case of the
State against Ellison M. Wcston and
Wm. M. Hnyne was opened, and the
verdict was found to be "guilty."
The case of the State against James A.
! Bow ley was fixed for Saturday, owing to
I the absence of Gen. Dennis, now in at
I tendance on the L'nitod States Court.
I sitting in Charleston.
I Calendars No. 6 and No. 1 wer - then
called. The Court of Common I'leas
I will commence, next Monday. The
regular order for ili*? trial of eases
! adopted at the last term, will be rigidly
i observed at this.
I Mr. Northrop gave- notice that he
I would move ior the ? nlurgenienl of Wm.
I Quash, who has been in jail awaiting
I bis trial for murder more than a year,
j on the last day of this term.
I State against Ned Thompson, grand
larceny, was tried: verdict guilty.
State against Jesse Godfrey, .Esop
Thompson, Dick Wood, for burglary
and larceny, was tried, and a verdict of
guilty as to larceny returned.
The Court adjourned until Wednes?
day, at 10 A. M.
KcruKME Corirr. This Court was en
' gaged, during the past week, on cases
from Charleston. The Second Circuit
was called yesterday.
The following decision has been ren?
dered: Elizabeth Monaghan, appellant,
vs. John J. Small, respondent. Motion
dismissed. Opinion by Wright, A. J.
Separate opinion by Willard, A. J.
The Seventh Circuit will be called to?
morrow. The following are the cases on
that docket: Worts vs. Long, Cameron
vs. Renwick, Calmos vs. McCrackin,
In man, Swan A* Co., appellants, in re
Jones, et at., vs. Webb, Bowers, et ah,
appellants, in re Thompson vs. Thomp?
son, Jones, ei ah, appellants, in re Brad?
ley vs. Rodelsbcrger.
Consignees.?Per South Carolina Rail?
road, May 10, 1875: J. D. Bateman, J.
McKenzie, W. D. Love A Co., G. Sum?
mers, J. Agnew & Son, Cooper A Taylor,
Cnpoland A Boarden, H. M. Gibson, A.
Palmer, W. J. Duffie, C. H., M. Davis,
Bowen A Lufnr. C. Hamberg, V. Cant
. well, Jones, Davis !i Bouknight, C. J.
' Lau rev. L?rick A Low ranee, Fagon A
[Bros., C. Hoffman, [S.] F. Muller, R. D.
rSenn A Son, J. C. Swygert, J. Rantin, A.
Stork, J. A. Hendrix A Bro., T. Doda
' mead, M. Ehrlich Si Son, J. A A. Oliver.
j R. L. Bryan, Hopson A Sutphen, Red
'Bank Mf. Co., J. C. Dial, J. H. Kinard,
R. L. Morris. G. E. C. Johnson, H Solo
? mons, S. L. H?ge, Kinard A Wiley.
v Memorial Dat.?Yesterday was such a
day *a the pioua Herbert mi?hi haveaung
in verse as "the bridal of the earth and
sky." After gentle showers about mid?
day, the sun came out in the afternoon
in all its splendor, but veiled by passing
clouds, much of its power was abated,
while thn air was tempered by cooling
breezes. It was a day for the indulgence
of patriotic" feeling, for putting away
self and consecrating time and effort to
the offices of affectionate tribute to the
hallowed dead. It was .Memorial Day.
The btart traveled back a few years, and
took in afresh all the noble, thriilingand
affecting events which prepared the way
for a siid, sad sequel. But hope was
present, too, and the occasion was one
which led the thoughts forward as well
as backward. The lesson of duty, in
obedience to which our soldiers died,
receives every year from these pilgrim?
ages rich illustrations and freHh incen?
tives. It woidd be a mistake to suppose
that they merely feed sentiment, and arc
barren of useful and valuable effects.
They are visits to the Meccas of patriot?
ism, from which wo return with renewed
ardor and inspiration to engage in the
struggles of lift , and with brave hearts
to enooTinto. its trials.
At ? o'clock, the tup of the drum an?
nounced that the Itifle Club, Captain
Thompson, were on their way to the
cemetery. They were followed by the
citizens generally, in carriages and on
foot. Business was partially suspended,
many the stores being closed. The
flag of the Independent Fire Company
was bordered with crape and hoisted at
half-mast. The bell of the Washington
Street Church was heard for the first
time tolling in memory of the departed
At G o'clock, a precession was formed
at the porter's lodge, in Elmwood Ceme?
tery, with the Rille Club in front, Mrs.
J. T. Darby, Miss I. D. Martin and other
officers of the Ladies' Monumental Asso?
ciation: then followed several hundred
children, in v.bite dresses and black
sashes: after whicn came the ladies, fol?
lowed by a large delegation of the
sterner sex. < )n passing the Confederate
monument, amis were reversed. Arriv?
ing at the soldiers' lot, the Rides filed
along the South front, guards were
placed, and after a fervent prayer by the
Rev. J. II. Stringfollow, the children,
girls and ladies, Inden with wreaths,
evergreens and other rloral ornaments,
i ntered the enclosure and proceeded to
dceonite the mounds of the hundreds
reposing therein. The graves in other
portions of the cemetery and in the dif?
ferent church-yards had been attended
to previously. Nor were the Federal
dead neglected?the few graves in the
cemetery found willing hands to deco?
rate them. I'pon the conclusion of the
ceremonies, the Rifles reformed, and the
immense throng quietly left the dead to
The soldiers' lot had been put in per?
fect condition?weeds and grass removed,
mounds arranged and walks put in
order. In the centre of tho enclosure
was a moss-covered temple, trimmed
with evergreens, while suspended in and
around mere memorial wreaths in great
numbers. Over the gateway was an ivy
inscribed shield. "Honor to the Heroes
who Died for their Country." The North
front exhibited a pyramid) covered with
evergreens and moss, and surmounted
by an anchor, cross and crown, with
names of the different battle-fields?
Man.issas, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg,
Se\en Pines, Sharpsburg, Wilderness,
Frcdericksburgi Petersburg, Chancel
lorsville, (hicamauga, and dozens of
others - und the inscription, "In Memory
of our Heroes who Sleep in Distant
Graves." On the West was a large cross,
on which were the last words of Stone?
wall Jackson, "Let us pass over the river
and rest under the shade of the trees."
On the East war, another cross, and an
extract from Father Ryan's "Sword of
"Never band drew sword fioni stain as.
And never sword led braver band.
<>r brav, r bled for a brighter land.
Or brighter land bad cause so grand,
I Or a cause a chief like Lee."
' The base of the projected monument
j to the Confederate dead, in the centre of
I the cemetery, was draped with crape.
I This monument, when completed, will
' be a magnificent one. The base is of
finely-cut granite, upon which is to be a
shaft, emblazoned with the arms of the
State, snrmounted by a marble statue,
representing a Confederate soldier, with
arms at rest. This statue is now being
worked upon by a prominent sculptor in
Italy. By means of concerts, tableaux
and general subscriptions, $5,000 have
I been paid Air this work, and it is hoped
j that before next Decoration Bay, the
monument will loom up in all its beauty
? > m
List or Nbw Advertisements.
J. G. Huguenin?To Loon.
Meeting Hook and Ladder Company.
R. Hannan? To Rent
Meeting Columbia Lodge.
Meeting Richland Rifle Club.
Hotel Arrivals, May 10.?Hendrix
House-W. H. Haynes, Md.; W. H.
Brown, N. Y.; D. McQneen, Sumter; W.
B. Cr eight, Master Creight, Winnsboro;
H. A. Gibson, J. Hagood, Alston; Mrs.
Maggie Sikos, Ga.
0|Columbia Hotel?R M. Stokes, Union;
E. Burton, Pa.; T. H. Cunningham, W.
T. Westendorn*, Charleston; W. C.
Palmer, Truo Blue; A. J. Moses, Ala.;
Mrs. H. Parks, Miss A. Cook, N. C.; Jas.
Tramble, S. C.; J. N. Lipscomb^New
berry; J. W. Heard, Atlanta; W. J.
McDowell, S. & U. R R.
Maiision House?C. Senn, W. R. Mon?
day, Graniteville; R. W. Sonthgate, city;
J. S. Fair, W. J. Lake, Newberry; W. D.
Mars, Calhoun Mills; John T. Seibels,
city; C. F. Bollman, Baltimoro; R. M.
Davis, Winnsboro; J. A. La Valve, T. M.
Emerson, city; D. Barwald, W. A A. R.
R.; C. K. Singleton, Acton; E. M. C.
Clarkson, Gadsden; Allen J. Green,
! Acton; G. T. Reid, S. C.; James E. Black,
city; J. IL Frantz, U. S. A.; T. Q. "Fergu?
son, Vx ? f ~
The Poet Soldier's Richly-decked Tomb
bt m. m.
Yes, deck his tomb with cross and crown,
With flower-wreathed harp and lvre;
He freely laid his young lifo down,"
For whatds more thin, earth's renown.
For what brings Heaven nigher;
For principle, for t ruth and right.
He sacrificed his being bright
Upon the martyr's pyre.
Then heard, "Now come up higher."
He craved to live, to strike one blow
For freedom, and God granted,
F.re from the strife of earth below
To the peace of Heaven he did go,
The boon for which he panted;
Before the war's thick scrriod fights
lie struck one blow for Southern right*,
With courage, firm, undaunted,
Then went, for God him wanted.
For Heaven, that all its peace and calm,
His soul should be possessing,
Where, soothing as a Sabbath psalm,
And healing as a blessed balm,
Should be for him his blessing;
Where he, ono of the seraph choir.
Should tune his Heaven-instructed lyre
To nobler strain and higher,
Than earth his powers repressing.
Could ever be expressing.
False Theobies Overthrown.?We
live under a new medical dispensation,
very different from that under which so
many of our forefathers died. The sick
arc no longer bled till they faint, nor
gorged with meronry, nor prostrated
with violent cathartics, nor blistered on
their shaven heads. Ever since the in?
troduction of Hostetter's Stomach Bit?
ters, twenty years ago, renovation and
restoration, not depletion and prostra?
tion, havo been tho wntch-words of tho
judicious portion of the profession. The
remarkable success of this famous vege?
table preventive, invigomnt and correc?
tive has worked a complete revolution in
the general treatment of disease. At
first, the dogmatic members of^he faculty
would not believe in it "'What!" they
exclaimed, "euro liver complaint with?
out mercury, chronic rheumatism with?
out Colchicum, fever and ague without
quinine! Impossible!" But tho most
obstinate incredulity must yield In tho
end to practical demonstration. From
that time to the present, dyspepsia,
biliousness, intermittent fevers, muscu?
lar diseases, nervous complaints and
constipation have vanished under the
operation of the great specific, in at least
ninety per cent of the cases in which it
has been used as a romedy for those ail?
ments; while as a preventive of all mala?
dies generated by change of climate,
sudden revulsions of temperature, epi?
demic poison iu the atmosphere, and un?
wholesome water, its beneficial effects
have been so obvious and uniform as to
secure the most perfect confidence in its
properties as an antidote, safeguard and
cure. M7 f3tl
A New York letter says it is only when
the estate of some deceased merchant o r
millionaire is brought to the bamme r
that ono ascertains the enormous prices
ut which the stocks of certain banks and
insurance companies in that city aro
held. For example, take the following,
which were sold at auction as part of tho
property left by the late John B. Cal
lioun, of the firm of Cnlhoun A Bobbins:
Fifty shares Importers' and Traders' Na?
tional Bank, par value $100 each, $909@
$200^; fifty snares People's Fire Insur?
ance Company, $50 each, $170; 100
I.shares People's Bank, $25 each, $144};
forty-six shares Harlem Gas Light Com?
pany, $50 each, $1291; 150 shares Peter
I Cooper Firo Insuranco Company, $20
I each, $210, and so on.
It is truly wonderful, the variety and
ingenuity of the conveniences for tho
desk and office?pens of varied patterns,
inkstands possessing unraberless ad?
vantages, letter files, each one the best,
envelopes of size and qualities infinite.
It is almost bewildering to enter tho
largo Broad street store of Walker,
Evans- A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
see the number of these attractions,
i Here you find the largest stationery
' stock South of Baltimore, and you only
have two troubles?first sufficient cash;
and, second, the difficulty in deciding
among the many things offered, each
equally suitable to your wants. M7t
In a column editorial on our late civil
war, the London Standard, of the 9th in?
stant, says: "It is exactly ton years this
I morning since the surrender at Appo
| mattox Court House terminated tho
i splendid defence of Virginia against the
I most fearful odds with which, within tho
memory of man, soldierly courage and
military genius have ever bad to contend,
and brought the existence of the Confe?
derate States to a close. Never was a more
glorious national history crowded into a
few years; never was a more brilliant
record in the annals of war than of the
Writing from New Orleans, Mr. Nord
hoff mentions, as an illustration of what
the Louisiana tax-payers have endured,
that the Legislature bf '69, whioh sat a
month, cost the State $900,100. Eaoh
member is said to have pocketed $7,000
for tho session, and it is related that a
single committee of the House had
eighty-seven clerks, who were paid $10 a
Forty-one years ago, a bride in Fulton
County, N. V., received as a wedding
present a large and delicious cheese.
Since then the bride and all who attend?
ed the wedding have died, and laai, w?*k,
on the forty-first anniversary of his mar?
riage, the lonely old man, his banquet
hall deserted, for the first time out and
tasted the lonely old cheese.
Bunker Hii.l?Boston is going to have
its centennial in the celebration of the
battle of Banker Hill. The ?nportenco
of that event on the fortunes of the Re?
public render tbe honoring of its' centen?
nial peculiarly appropriate. To millions
of people outside of America the battle
of Bunker Hill has a deep interest'
In December and January, when the
weather in some portions or the United
State, cams near wwultinfr in an indig?
nant dismissal of Odd fPw^bilities, the
weather in Iceland was the mildest ever
known there. It's enough to make a man
say Helmar Hjorth Boyeson right out
Judge E. M. Pitts died suddenly at
Norfolk Vs., while pleading a case in the
Court House. This is the third case of
sudden death there of distinguished law?
yers within twelve months. The Hon.
Chas. L. Mallory died at Hampton, Vs.