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Sunday Morning, May 22, 1875.
The Grand Army of the Republic has
jnat held an encampment at Chicago.
The proceedings were of a toiae and
merely routine character. The internal
policy and constitution of the order
were patched and mended, but the old
MHr^^MHHF^pRW'BIPMHI "vigor to' the
organization , appear to be going out
The result of the elections, the sense of
extefisfun to"* ^hlub" party* spirit and
noQiitaud} ?ra^Saioc have gone, and
which,is,, receiving rebukes now in so
man jr wsrierls,* haVy been brought to jfye
consciousness of this body, and put
it upon its better behavior. The stereor
typed tfbuse of the so-called rebels, the
^roriflofction of 'their own matchless
vsdcr, the profession of their undying
bate,' the evallation (in resolutions) of
the colored troops who fought so nobly,
the whole blood and thunder programme
have ' dropped . out of favor. These
things are not so popular as they were.
In fcheir steed we have a milk and water
profession Of faith in Republican princi
pise, andf lUtle cheap clap-trap about,
the resumption of speoie payments.
ThS great troublo was what to say and
do about President, Grant. Thrra he
stands right In the way, resolute not to
say that he doe* not wish a third term,
wielding the vast influence of his posi
tion to advance his towering pretensions,
and hbUjM control the machinery of
Badics/llale conventions through his
army of ?' office-holders and special de?
pendents and favorites. Our Grand |
Army of the Republic must needs ex?
press ^Djbtlf|i/yTg^/T>ntt in the patriot?
ic of ?*h?*frree.t> third-termers They
endorse his devotion?the devotion of a
n4w*1^coavert -tie she
..?f -Vadicatism^. But
they whip him for his obstinacy in
holding his third-term ground over
the shoulders of "Democratic leaders.'
With a raar^elent*rbr making thesaselves
asses, andf'with a< yeayrag tit> 'g#ve the
?phynr a wholesome hint and to avoid
bis deadly frown in return, they resolved
"that the attempt of the Democratic
laagers tf.ereeto ?ho intpression'that our
puftotioveesidsnt desires or seeks a re?
election for a third term, is an absurd
devioe to disrupt the Bepublican party
and produce a divudon beta;eon it and
the Presidentrffhe charge has no found?
ation in fact/* ?K ^uncy'the President
reading that and making the single com?
ment, as ho watch as the curling smoke
of bis cigar, "too thin." The President
has no fejfffsdaa loye for iNmoo rats, of
course} Mi whom' he would'like to crush
are those ofybis own household who find
fchfeirriri him for what be considers his
Judgment Entered Up.
The Columbia Water Power Company
against the city of Columbia. , The suit
was for the' recovery of $12,859.52, prin?
cipal and interest. The questions for
the jury were: Had the company kept its
coertrao/ abdi wbat ^paymenW, had! the
dty mads? The records of the suit be?
tween, the same parties he 1873 were put,
in evidence. CoL Pearce gave his tosti-'
mony, that the company had at all tames
snppuetf the city with a full supply of
water. The jury found for the plaintiffs
and allowed' the amount claimed. We
do nol, care to disease this matter any
further! We have at all times, from the
day this contract was entered into to the
presej^ehieotad t^ifc,,as unjust, with?
out consideration' and extravagant. It
has' 'been a 'source of much trouble and
embarrasasaant, and.'is one of the new
people and clogging the prosperity of
tlje, (c^y. j H. it. cannot ? be helped, or if
t^?'citizens do not feel sufficient interest
in the matter to test thoroughly whether
these is any way of escape from it, there
is no use to enlarge any more .upon it
v^tn a proper appreciation of the rights
of the Colombia Water Powe* Company,
and with no unkind feelingrto wards Col.
i^aarce, the agent, wo haVe always con
e$ere? that, If the lotto* of the contract
hjid been complied with, the. under?
standing that the parties who reaped its
advantages were to introduce manufao-^
tures, expend capital, develop and ntil
**? y*m.VmfcT, Ac., bad, not .been fuBy
m*t iAOTIW *hat an
action ought to be brought which will
test, not whether the contract has beep,
observed, hut whether ft has the equity
in it which will enable it to stand, and
whether the contracting parties en the
part of the city did not transcend their
BxWemand beisay their trusts. There
surely must be a limit somewhere, and
? 4avs no doubt that, 'as in the matter
, up the oity debt, so in this,
i of that day went far beyond j
ion accident ooourred at
on the fllst ifbile Captain
&&mUm ealuting Mrs.
/ u- r j "l*** f*L the right arm
of 1ft. James Blngbam, above the elbow,
itutfcoe^gttth* there is s?awtnthe
weapon, Subscriptions are being taken
up to aid theo* unfortnnats men, whV>
ase mechanics with families.
?"The mote intemgent negroes ars be?
ginning to find* out the character of their
political leaders, and in time the colored
votojn the Booth will be almost entirely
controlled; by the old white citizens of
theleverai Skates. This oonsnnjmation
loaf be griatly hastened by judicious
actum upon the part of the whites."
No douBt this view of a New York con?
temporary will prove to be correct "in
time." But for peculiar oircumstances,
the result as here forecasted would have
conic about long ago. Amaaa'of preju?
dices and ignorant prepossessions against
one clasB and in favor of another had to
be overthrown before any intelligent and
just political action could be taken. It
was a character not to be overthrown or
refuted by argument. Light could come
only from facts and hard experience.
Its streaks can bo discerned now.
It is now certain that the latest move?
ment of Captain-General Yuliua.seda in
Cuba has Been barren of pated re?
sults. The grand reconnoissanoo of
General Ampudia amounted to nothing.
He killed one or two women and old
men, captured a few mules and returned
to headquarters. In the meantime
General Valmascda is preparing to go
into summer quarters with his forces.
And thus will end another attempt to
"stamp out" the revolution in Cuba.
The hot weather is already making sad
inroads upon the Spanish forces. Hun?
dreds of sick soldiers are in the hospi?
tals at Colon, and not a day passes that
trains do not arrive at Havana laden
with invalided officers and privates. In
this manner the army of Valmascda is
being reducod, whilo the Cubans remain
in the mountains and are in excellent
health. When the fall campaign begins
another draft will have to be made upon
Spain for troops. Since the revolution
began, more than 99,000 men have been
sent to Cuba from Spain. But a small
proportion of that number ever saw
their native land again. They either fell
by disease or the rifles or machetes of
the Cubans. Fourteen large war vessels
have also been employed against the
patriots. These advantages amounted to
nothing so far as putting an end to the
contest was concerned. Spain lost men
and territory year after year. And she
still continues to recede instead of ad?
vance. The Cubans are determined and
resolute, and the loss of life and property
foes on at an advanced ratio each year,
t is time this contest was brought to u
close. Both humanity and Christianity
point to the necessity of action in that
direction. And now it is beooming the
fashion in South America and along up
the ooast to talk about Cuba as a free and
independent establishment, and rumors
come from our own capital that our naval
forces in the Gulf of Mexico are to be
strengthened; and some people think
that we are only going to look after the
Bio Grande troubles by way of the Mexi?
can seaports, and others say that there is
something in the wind concerning Cuba,
But whether we ore to follow the example
of Guatemala in the recognition of the
Cuban republic or not it is quite certain
that the Captain-General who has essayed
to conquer a peace on the disturbed
island has found his enemy one that can?
not be subdued by proclamations. When
May 30 comes, and the rebels have not
yielded, Yalmoseda will have to do some?
thing, or ho wiU appear ridiculous.
Perhaps'the best thing he can do will be
to take his "loyal bayonets" back to
Spain, to guard the person of his youth?
ful King, and leave* Cuba to work out
her own destiny.
The Mexican Government has at length
begun to manifest some practical inte?
rest in the suppression of Texas cattle
stealing on the Bio Grande. Mexican
cavalry have been stationed at various
points between Camargo and Matamoras.
Gen. Cortina, who is supposed to be a
patron of the bandits, has had a diffi?
culty with Senor Trevino, living near
Beynesa. Trevino was informed of the
theft of some cattle, and recognized the
thieves as servants of Cortina. He un
i dertook to arrest the party, when they
.fired upon him and ho returned the fire,
killing one man and wounding another.
He then made prisoner one of Cortina's
ihead ranchmen. Cortina, with 135 men,
went to the alcalde and demanded the
Erisoner's release, and on the demand
eing refused Cortina hanged the alcalde
and afterwards shot Senor Trevino.
Subsequently Cortina was ordered to re?
port to the City of Mexico for duty, but
refused, stating that his resignation had
been forwarded. This gives token of
some trouble, though if the past may be
taken as indicative of the future, Cortina
will have his own way for a long tiaie.
Lexington, Kentucky, has turned out
another marvel of a racer?Searcher?a
three year old; by Enquirer, who in the
mile race, last/Thursday, made the dis?
tance to 1:14^?the best mile time, it is
said, ewer made In this country- His
competitors were Light Coin, three years
old, by Lightning, and Misfortune, four
years, by Gilroy; both were distanced.
A report says; "The favorite ran like
I nothing that has ever been seen before;
I he went round the turn like a flash of
lightning." Before the race it was an
1 nounced that "the winner would be sold
I at auction to the highest bidder, any ex
i cess over the price at which he was entered
($1,500) to be given to the second horse."
There was no second horse, however,
; both the winner's antagonists having been
! shut out, and it was deoided that the
owner, Mr. J. B. Rhedes, was entitled to
the full price the colt sold for. He was
bought by Mr, Robert W. Woolley, of
Louisville, for $5,000? it being under?
stood, however, that the purchase was
for Mr. Rhodes. Searcher is regarded
as the most promising horse in this
The fire fiend raided extensively, last
week. Millions of dollars were lost at
Osceols, Pa., and hundreds of people
rendered homeless. At Petrolis, Ont,
an immense quantity of oil, in tanks and
barrels, was destroyed, by sparks from a
locomotive. A woolen mill in Philadel?
phia and a hone and glass mill in Balti?
more shared the same fate. A block of
frame buildings and sight horses in
Kansas City, Mo., and the Duluth iron
works have been swept away; while
smaller fires innumerable have occurred
in different sections of the country. The
insurance in many cases wss small.
Let those now danSeV \*Tld never danced ]
And those -who always danced, now dance ]
After the Storm.
After tho storm, a calm;
After tho bruise, a balm;
For the ill brings good, in the Lord's |
And the sigh becomes a psalm.
After the drought, the dew;
After the cloud, the bine;
For the sky will smile, in the sun's good j
And tho earth grows glad and new.
Bloom is the heir of blight.
Dawn is the child of night,
And the rolling change of the busy ]
Bids the wrong yield back the right.
Under the fount of ill
Many a cap doth fill,
And the patient lip though it drink oft,
Finds only the bitter still.
Truth seemed oft to sloop,
Blessings slow to reap,
Till the hours of waiting are woary to 1
And the courage is hard to keep!
Nevertheless, I know
Out of the dark nmst grow,
Sooner or later, whatever is fair,
Since the heavens have willed it so.
The Uranoebt Masonic Ceremony of |
the Centttby.?A latter, dated London,
April 29, says: Yesterday, H. B. M. Al?
bert Edward, Prince of Wales, next King
of the United Kingdom, was installed as
M. W. Grand Master of England, in the
presence of the largest Masonic body
ever convened sinco tho building of
King Solomon's Temple. 7,000 of the
most advanced, intelligent and eminent
Masons of England assembled in Albert
Hall, and participated in tho ceremonies.
The Hall is situated on tho Kensington
road, opposite- the South Hide of Hyde
Park. It was built by a stock company,
and named after tho lato Prince Albert
It has a large and magnificent orgun in I
the South end, in front of which, for the ]
installation, stood the great chair of M.
W. G. M. The ceiling of the entire room j
is of glass, arched in the form of a dome.
The seating capacity is just 7,000; but I
had the hall been ten times greater it
would have been crowded. The com-!
mittee, however, limited the tickets of
admission to the exact number of seats:
and confined their invitations to officers |
of the various grand lodges, to a few re?
porters and to eminent members of the
craft froiu abroad. So great was the
general anxiety of the craft to be present
on this auspicious occasion, that from
ten to twenty pounds was offered for the
privilege of acting as substitute for dele?
gates, but each tioket was filled with the
recipient's name, und the owner was
made to understand that the card was
The ball is oval in form, with an im?
mense concave 'parquette holding about
2,000 persons. Kising above this, and
extending clear round the building ?ex?
cepting where they are broken by the
organ?are five tiers of boxes, or galle?
ries. The front of the platform, contain?
ing the Grand Master s chair, was pro?
fusely garnished with rare plants and
flowers in pots arranged with artistic
effect The three chairs used by the
Grand Master, the Senior Warden and
the Junior Warden were large and an?
cient frames, covered entirely with heavy
gold leaf, and the upholstering wus in
rich blue silk velvet. Near oach chair
was a lighted wax candlo, representing
tho three "lesser lights," supported by
magnificent golden candlo-stickH. A
new and gorgeous carpet, ten feet in J
width, having a light-blue ground with j
appropriate figures in yellow and orange,
was laid in tho broad centre aisle, from I
the grand Northern entrance to the front
of tho platform in the South end. From
the top of the Grand Master's chair I
waved the tripartite white feather? the j
traditional plume of the Prince of Wales.
Every man wus dressed in a fine black ?
coat, vest and pantaloons, white shirt
and collar, with white neck-tie, and
white kid gloves. Over and around the
shoulders were worn Masonic collars of
gold, scarlet, purple, ami a dozen tints
of blue. Through these shone the im?
maculate white shirt and neck-tie. sur?
mounted by heads supporting flowing
locks of black, gray ana white. For the
effect of light and shade, nothing could
be grander. The brothers all sat so near
together that tho grouping of colors was
continuous in one immense circle, like
tho interior of a largfi and brilliant
flower. Tho time was passed in social
conversation and in forming new ac?
quaintances until 3 o'clock. Then the
officers of the Grand Lodge, followed by
H. R. H. the Prinoe of Wales and his
brother Arthur, the Duke of Connanght,
entered the room, passed up the grand
aisle, and took seats on the platform.
The Earl of Carnarvon, Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland, who was acting as Pro Grand
Master, now administered the necessary
oath to H. B. H. in the most impressive
manner. It was a fine illustration of tho
Sirit of Masonry, the fatnre King of
lglsnd kneeling before his subjects
while taking the necessary obligation.
After the Prince had risen from his
knees he was invested with richly em?
broidered apron, collar and, jewels and
proclaimed Grand Master, and then he
was greeted with round after round of
applause. Then he seated hin:self in
the great throne, or "Chair of the East,"
clothed in his rich Masonic apparel, his
face beaming with delight, blended with
a thorough consciousness of the solemni?
ty of his obligations. He was now wel?
comed in a congratulatory speech by the I
Earl of Carnarvon. The Prince arose
and replied in a short Bpeech of about
five minutes, in a voice of deep, mollow |
tone, with much sweetness and purity
of diction. His Royal Highness wasj
welcomed in due and ancient form by I
"three times three" Masonic salutes, and!
they were given with hearty fervency.
After the Masonic delegations from Scot- ]
land, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark had
been presented, the Prinoe filled all the |
other offices in the Grand Lodge by ap?
pointment announcing the name him?
self of eaoh officer, and clothing him in ]
the proper regalia.
A distressing accident occurred to a I
party of firemen engaged in blasting in |
Frederick County, Maryland, recently.
They had returned to a charge which
had from some oeuse failed to explode at
the expected time, and on their arrival
the bust occurred, injuring them sU se?
riously, and some probably fatally.
Tan Question op Re-union op North?
ern juto1 Southern Churches.?Four
Presbyterian Assemblies bold their an?
nual meetings this month. On the l'Jth,
the Northern Assembly met at Cleveland,
Ohio,' aha Southern at St. Louis, and the
Cumberland at Jefferson, Texas. What
is known ss.the United Presbyterian As?
sembly ?will meet at Woostcr, Ohio, on
the 25th inst The "Assembly" is the
highest court in tho Presbyterian deno?
mination. It is composed of delegates
from presbyteries,' and tho chief officers
of the various boards have' seats in the
body as corresponding members. Its
business is to hear appeals from synods,
receive overtures from presbyteries, re?
ports from various departments of tbo
church organization, and to effect
changes of church government in co?
operation with presbyteries.
The Northern Assembly, entitled tho
Presbyterian Church of America, is com?
posed of 35 synods in the United States,
comprising 174 presbyteries, 14 of which
are in foreign countries. It has 4,1)4(5
churches, 495,634 communicants, and
about 500,000 Sunday school scholars.
In 1837, the church was dividod into two
parts, known as tho Old and New School
Churches. In 1870, the Old and New
School Assemblies united, and became
the leading body of the denomination
in this country.
In the Northern Assembly, at Cleve?
land, there will be deliberation of frater?
nal relations with tho Southern Church,
of the finances of the soveral church
boards, tho eldership overture, negotia?
tions for closer union with the Reformed
Church, tho hymn book question, and
various other matters of interest
The question of fraternal relations
with the Southern Church failed at the
conference in Baltimore last January,
but tho spirit evinced by both sides since
then leads to a belief that all differences
will be healed. The address of tho
Southern committee demands, as its sole
desire, the removal of imputations of he?
resy, schism and blasphomy, which the
former acts of the Northern Assembly
seemed to cast upon the Southern
Church. The whole difficulty arose
from the "loyal" and "disloyal" ques?
tion which the late war injected into
many denominations, and which all
churches should evince Christianity suf?
ficient to eject from among them. The
committee of the two branches are to re?
port to their respective assemblies, and
Home conclusion, it is to be hoped, will
be had of the question, or the continu?
ance of negotiations. Soveral presbyte?
ries in the North have adopted overtures
to the Cleveland Assembly respecting
the subject The presbyteries of Platte,
Mo., of New Castle, Del., of Usage, Mo.,
and some others ask the Assembly to ac?
cede to the demands of the Southern
Church. The presbytery of New York
urges the Assembly to "continue to labor
for a better understanding between the
two churches by the appointment of a
new committee, who shall be ready to
meet any committee of the Southern As?
sembly tbut may be appointed, or by
adopting such means promotive of har?
mony as its wisdom may dictate."
The Southern Presbyterian Church
comprises the elements of the Old and
New School Churches in the South. The
schism in the Now School Assembly oc?
curred previous to tho Old School As?
sembly during the war. Two organiza?
tions were formed, which united, taking
at the close of the war tho name of the
"Presbyterian Church in tho United
States." This church now has about
110,000 communicants. The Southern
Assembly is the only Presbyterian body
in this country that has not approved
and become a party to the confederation
scheme. It is expocted that at its pre?
sent session in St. Louis tho Assembly
will identify itself with this movement.
Other important business will como up,
among which is the question of altering
the course of the theological training of
ministers, so as to enable theological
students to defray their own expenses,
and to gain much experience in church
work before undertaking tho charge of a
congregation. The Assembly is asked to
recognize tho international series of Sun?
day school lessons, und to change the lo?
cation of some of the church boards.
The Assembly will also receive and act
upon tho report of its committee to ar?
range a plan for co-opemtion between
the boards of the Southern Presbyterian
Church and those of tho Reformed
Church in America.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church
has about 100,000 communicants. Tbo
origin of this church dutes back to the
great revival in Kentucky, early in the
present century. In consequence of this
religious awakening, new congregations
were formed faster than they could be
regularly supplied with preachers, and
this led to the licensing of laymen to
catechise and exhort?a grave departure
from Presbyterian usage, which was not
sanctioned by the church. A separation
took place and a new organization was
formed. Last year negotiations wore
opened for a union with the Northern
Presbyterian Church, but they came to
naught The Cumberland is tbo least
Calvanistic of all the Presbyterian
churches. The United Presbyterian
Church is a small body of about 73,000
communicants. It was formed about
fifteen years ago by the union of the
Associate and Associate Reformed divi?
sions of tbo church. This church is one
of the most active organizations in the
country in tho prosecution of missions
in foreign countries.
The Tilton-Beocher businese was re?
sumed on Wednesday la the Brooklyn
City Court the room being once more
crowded with people. The defendant is
desoribed as having been in quite a flow
of good spirits, and as chatting and
laughing with those of tbo Plymouth
flock who were near him. Judge Porter
began the summing up for the defence,
and occupied uninterruptedly the ses?
sion of the court from its opening to tho
hour of adjournment without conclud?
ing. In the course of his address he
argued the improbability, or rather the
impossibility, of a man of Beeoher's
wonderful excellence and purity of cha?
racter being guilty of the crime with
which he is charged, or that Mrs. Til ton
would or could have been tho author of
such letters as those written by her to
her husband whilo she was committing
so great a sin against him. On Mr.
Moulton and Mr. Tilton ho, of course,
had no mercy, branding them as liars by
their own admission. With other wit?
nesses for the plaintiff ho did not deal
much more tenderly.
CRT Mattem.?If yoi are asked to
lend yonr Phoxxtjc, suggest V> the would
be borrower that he had better subscribe.
Attend Perry A. Slawsou's ulearunce
salea of cigars.
Mr. Frank Palmer lias famished us
with copios of late New Orleans papers.
iu... l t>,?.. ft. Ulawttut'S i?l-...
sales of cigars.
. Summer ninde itself felt yesterday,
and there was a general inquiry for thin
Attend Ferry A Slawsou's clearance
sales of cignrs.
There were nine deaths in Columbia
for the week ending the 22d -whites 3;
Judge Carpenter adjourned his Court
in Riehland, on Friday. Uo opens at
Police Sergeants Blizzard and Wil?
liams havo been relieved from duty by
the City Council, pending the decision
of the diamond matter.
It is evory-day talk of the ladies, that
C. F. Jackson's stock of prints are the
most beautiful in the city, and his
bleached goods arc the best for the price.
Look at the prints, dress goods,
hosiery, etc., at W. I). Love A Co.'s?
equal to tho uenteuuiid; store crowded
The other day an excited individual
accosted a street gamin with the ques?
tion, "Say, bub, which is the quickest
way to get to the railroad.'" "Run!" was
Our noighbor, Mr. Hoftinan, has fur?
nished us with the first of the season in
the way of cucumbers; sliced with
onions, they make u capital relish for
I A colored man, named Win. Green, is
} not pleased with his experience with
j kerosene. Twice during the past week
his lamps have exploded in the one
case non-explosive oil and in the other
Major R. N. Lowrance fell into a well
on his premises, yesterday afternoon,
but, wonderful to relate, escaped un?
hurt. Forty feet was the depth of the
hole in the ground. The Major has on*
I wittingly become a Baptist, as he went
Tho German Schnetzen-Vercin pic-nic
comes off on Thursday next, at the platz.
Messrs. Goodman, Krafl, Habenicht and
Buchar are the committee, who will use
their utmost endoavors to make every?
thing pass off pleasantly. Terpsichore
rules from '2A to 10 P. M. - the post band
furnishing the cxhilarant.
Rklioious Services To-Day. - Wash?
ington Street Church--Rev. A. W.
Walker, 11 A. M. At 8 P. M., report of
International Sunday School Convention
by Rev. A. W. Walker, at which all
Sunday School workers and the public
generally are invited to attend.
Mission Church (Old Fellows' Hall)
Sunday School, 4 P. M. Address bv
Rev. A. W. Walker.
Marion Street Church?Rev. W. D.
Kirklund. 101 A. M. and 8 P. M. Sun?
day School. "JA A M.
Presbyterian Church- Rev. Thomas
English, 11 A. M. and 8 P. M. Sundav
School. 5 P. M.
Baptist Church?Rev. A. B. Woodnn,
pastor, 11 A. M. and 8 P. M. Sunday
School, 0 A. M.
St. Peter's (Catholic) Church Rev.
Father Quilter, first Mass 7 A. M.; second
Mass 104 A. M.
Lutheran Church?Bev. Z. W. Beden
baugh, 101 A. M. Sunday School, 4
Trinity Church Rev. P. J. Shand, D.
D., rector; Rev. J. H. Ktringfellow, as?
sistant, 11 A. M. and 5 P. M.
CoiiKEM-oifOENcE. ?The following cor?
respondence was called fur by the liberal
donation of the Eagles, of Charleston:
Columbia, S. C, May 20, 1875.
Dr. J. \V. Parker, President Palmetto
Orphans' Home -Dear Sir: I herewith
enclose seventy-five dollars, being the
amount of tho prize awarded to the
Eagle Fire Engine Company, of Charles?
ton, at the firemen's tournament, held in
this city on the Cth instant; and which
the President, in behalf of his company,
requested should be paid to the Orphans'
Hoint. Very respectfully and truly
yours, TUGS. DODAMEAD,
Chairman Citizens' Committee.
Com muia, S. C, May 32, 1875. ?
Colonel Thomm Doilamead?DRAM Sib:
Your note of the 20th instant, enclosing
seventy-five dollars, presented by the
Eagle Fire Engine Company, of Charles?
ton, to tho Palmetto Orphans' Home of
Columbia, has just been received. Al?
low me, dear sir, in bebalf of the trus?
tees of tho "Home," to return, through
the same medium which conveyod the
valued gift, our sincere thanks to the
officers and members of the Eagle Fire
Company, of Charleston, with our assur?
ance that the donation is appreciated bv
us far beyond an ordinary present, for it
brings with it the confidence that in the
fireman we will ever find a friend to the
fatherless. Yours, respoctfullv,
J. W. PARKER,
President Palmetto Orphans' Home.
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Hotel Abbjvals, May 22. -Columbia
Hotel-J. P. Browne, Baltimore; P. L.
Wiggin, Beaufort; F. M. West, Wilming?
ton; A. J. Frederick, \V. Cooper, Bobort
Witherspoon, Mrs. A Mackey, J. D.
Stoney, 8. C.; C. K. Knowles, city; A.
White, D. Jones Winn, Sumter; T. S.
Clarkson, N. C; C. D. McCoy, SL Louis;
F. Palmer, city; J. Mayer, G.'D. Nathans,
Pa.; Mrs. R. B. Lloyd, child and nurse,
Dendrit House J. T. Johnson, N. Y.;
F. C. Foard, N. C.; J. H. Dobson. Balti?
more; Mrs. W. A. Meroney. Miss Emms
Meroney, Master Meroney, Orangeburg;
Or. T. J. Rswls, Charlotte,
Mansion J/ou*?- J- D. MoPonaW, Cam
den; M. E. Hollingsworth. Abbeville; J.
T. Sloan. Jr., W. Wheeler, Andrew
Crawford, city; W. C. Keith, Walhalla. I
Court or Common Pleas.?The Court
met Yesterday, at 11 A. M.
The day was consumed in hearing of
motions and granting ordern of no gene?
ral importance. Mr. Elliott read to the
Court the petition of Mr. T. McCants
Stewart, for admission. The Court ap?
pointed Messrs. C. D. Melton, Dunbar
and Sloan a committee to examine the
petitioner. The examination waa con?
ducted in open court, and was very crV*
ditablc and satisfactory. The petitioner
was then sworn and enrolled as a coun?
selor and attorney at law.
In the matter of the Rpecial term for
the trial of the casea of the State and
Sinking Fund Commission against Nile*
Gr. Parker, the Court stated that rt would
not he convenient to hold a special term
later than the first Wednesday after the
fourth Monday in June next, and left it
with the counsel on both sides to deter?
mine and let him know whether that
time would suit them.
The Court then adjourned for the term.
List of New Advertisements.
L. D. Childs?Foreclosure.
(J. F. Jackson?Wants Money.
Meeting R. V. R. C.
Independents?Card of Thanks.
J. F. Ensor?Card of Thanks.
s by Ho
road. May 22.? C. O. Brown A Bro., W.
B. Burke, J. H. Altee, L. Hiller, G. Syni
mers, H. Solomons, A. Civil, J. Nesbit,
C. Hoffman, Cooper A Taylor, J. Wood
row, L?rick A Lowranee, H. Stelling,
Mrs. J. Woodrow, John E. Gyles, agent.
The country is said to be in a very im?
pecunious condition, and yet 4,000 peo
[>le left in the steamers from New York,
ast week, for summer rambles through
Europe. The New York Herald esti
: mates that at this rate 70,000 people will
I take the trip during the summer, which
will drain the country of at least$28,000,
000, counting tho expenditure of each
person at $400. This is the way the
money goes. Among the distinguished
departures were Mile. Aimee, Miss Neil
son, Koopmanschap, of Coolie noto?
riety, Mrs. Lippincott, (Grace Green?
wood,) Rev. Philip Schaff, and several
English military men. Strange to say.
there were a number of young ladies on
the steamers who were going unattended
to Europe. They were American girls,
and proposed to take care of themselves.
I Decrease or Taxation in New York. -
The Albany Argue makes a statement
which is creditable to the ruling party in
I that State, and one' which must prove
gratifying to tax-payers. It says the
amount of tax which the people of that
State are called upon to pay this rear is
$3,500,000 less than the tax of last year.
Last year, the rate was 7\ mills, realiz?
ing an aggregate of $15,727,000. This
year, the rate is 51 mills, realizing an
aggregate of $12,314,000. It is possible
that this sum may be further decreased.
Governor Tilden has yet to scrutinize
these appropriation bills, and under the
new constitutional amendments, he can
strike out any single item that does not
I meet his approval, and it it is presuma
I ble further reductions will be made.
I Death of Hon. Jesse D. Bmiosrr. ?The
I Hon. Jesse D. Bright died, on the 20th.
I at hin residence, in Baltimore, of rheu?
matism of the heart, in the sixty-third
year of his age. He waa United States
Senator from Indiana at the beginning
of late war, and was expelled for alleged
treasonable correspondence with South?
ern leaders, whioh correspondence, how?
ever, consisted of an ordinary letter of
introduction to Jefferson Davis of a per?
son who, as afterwards appeared, de?
sired to sell arms. Since that time he
has taken no part in public affairs, but
has lived quietly and unobtrusively.
The election of United States Centen?
nial Commissioners was held in Phila?
delphia, on the '21st The following
officers were elected: Gen. Joseph R.
Hawley, President; Erostus Cleveland,
of New Jersey; John D. Creigh, of Cali?
fornia; Robert Lowry, of Iowa; Thomas
H. ('aidwell, of Tennessee; Gen. John
McNeil, of Missouri; Gen. W. Gurney,
of South Carolina, Vice-Preaidents; John
L. Campbell, of Indiana, Secretary.
Ex-Senator James S. Nye. of Nevada,
is now in Bloomingdale Luuatio Asylum,
New York, suffering from paroxysmal
insanity. It will be remembered that
not long ago he jumped from a railroad
train, in a fit of temporary insanity, be?
tween Washington and Richmond. Nye
was once a Pol me Commissioner of New
York city, and formerly Governor of
At the annual meeting of the stock
I holders of the Chester and Lenoir Rail?
road Company, held on the 19th, the fol?
lowing officers were elected: President?
I A. Davega. Directors?C. S Brice, J. S
Wilson, L. M. Grist, H. F. Adiokes, J.
j G. Hall, O. A. Cilley, V. A. MoBee and
John MeCullougb, colored, a member
I of the House of Representatives, from
j Chester County, died on the 6th instant.
Legislative honors seem tobe fatal to the
possessors thereof in Chester, this being
I tho fourth member who has died within
j the space of two yean and a hall
The Pennsylvania Colonisation So?
ciety is looking anxiously for "sound
hearted" colored men to go and risk the
fevers of West Africa. They offer to give
Lands to new settlers, and say that taxes
are thirty cents on the $100 in Liberia.
The striking miners of Pennsylvania
are said to ^prefer no bread to three
fourths of s. load." That i?, they are
determinedfro be complete loafers aad
A postmaster in Taaaesses was very
I anxious to take to Charlotte an old negro
I man 127 years of age, who wae the body
servant of Gen. Marion. rt
Suicide is becoming common among"?
females. The latest it a young girl of
eighteen in New Orleans?Mies Lucio
Mr. C. Henning was the successful
shootist at the Charleston BeboetzenJest,
I and was crowned King.
Attend Perry A Slawsoa's clearance
[ sales of cigars.
A Chinese frigate will start on a cruise
I round the world in September next.
Attend Perry & Slawsoa's clearance
I sales of cigars.
Kiss shots in billiards are now. called
Attend Perry A* Slawsoa's olsaranee
i sales of cigars.