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Friday Morning, July 2, 1875.
Botheration Beecher Business.
Up to the present moment, the j\iry in
tho great scandal case 1ms failod to agree.
The result cannot he predicted with cer?
tainty, hut all tho chances aro in favor
of a failure to liml a verdict. Tho same
disposition to speculate on the action of
tho jury continues, some anticipating a
verdict, and regarding the reported divi?
sion as n mere cover, while others consi?
der the division irreconcilable. The
ill-fated jury, after six months of patient
hearing of that case, is yet detained to
boo if a time of lock-up will not bring
about an agreement amongst them.
Judge Neilson keeps a vigilant eye upon
them, and all communication between
them and out-siders is cut off. Articles
of linen are scut wrapped in paper, and
tho paper is taken from them and sent
back. A relative of ono of the men died,
and he was informed of it in the briefest
manner. Tho mother of one juryman
was sick, and his information was limited
to bare statement. The crowding of
communications and fresh linen, and
tho requests for permission to send o\it
for comforts and for news, show that the
jury and tho families nro fretting and
distressed. Somebody sent ice-cream to
a juryman, accompanied by a note.
Judge Ncilson took the note and sent in
tho ice-cream, which was enough for
them all. Even the brown paper around
a bottle of wino was torn from it, and
it was sent in unwrapped.
Sinco tho above was put in type, the
jury camo into Court and announced a dis
agreemcnton a question of fact. The fore?
man stated that there was no hope of an
agrecmout, and that but one of tho jury
believed that a unanimous conclusion
could be reached. Judge Ncilson ad?
vised with them, and remanded them to
their room for the night. The jury is
represented as presenting a fatigued ap?
pearance. Wo presume to-day the jury
will agree to disagree.
The Arctic Expedition.
While Lady Frankling is lying on the
sick bed, from which it is believed that
she will never arise, a steamer sails out
of Plymouth harbor, equipped at the
joint expense of this noblo woman, of
Capt. Allen Young, and of our gallant
countryman, Mr. James Gordon Ben?
nett, to continue the search which has
employed so many years of Lady Frank?
lin's career. She has devoted a quarter
of a century to the pious task which thus
employs her latest hours. Tho expedi?
tion of McCliutock, in which Captain
Young bore a conspicuous part, solved
the long-sought secret of Sir John Frank?
lin's fate, and this voyage of the Pan?
dora, iL may be confidently hoped, will
crown Lady Jane's labors by bringing
home the last relics of the distinguished
Will tho loving wife be on earth to
receive the burden when it arrives? Her
request that the churches of America
offer prayers for her has At passed un?
heeded. She has won tho respect and
sympathy of the world, because of her
unremitting efforts to secure tidings of
hor lost husband, thereby indirectly
furthering tho exploration of the polar
Boas. Sho was the second wife of Sir
John Franklin, his lirst wife having been
Eleanor Anno Forden, who was known
as an authoress. Sho was married in
1828, after tho explorer's return from his
great overland expedition to the far
North, and seventeen years before ho
sailed on tho voyage from which ho
never returned. She recently visited
this country, where she has many friends.
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Victouy of TnE,American Riflemen*.?
Tho international shooting match be?
tween the Irish and American teams,
which took place at Dollyniount, near
Dublin, Ireland, resulted in a signal vic?
tory for tho Americans, tho scoro being
907 out of a possible 1,080 to 920 for
their Irish opponents. At the contest at
Oroedmoor, N. Y., last year, when tho
teams were composed of nearly the same
material as that of tho present year, the
victory was won by the Americans by a
score of 931 to 031 for their opponents.
The result Tuesday shows that the Ame?
ricans have greatly improved on their
last year's score, whilst their opponents
foil off four points.
The Bane of the State.?By consent
of counsel and tho Attorney-General,
Col. Charles II. Simonton has been ap
Jminted referee in tho case of Dabnoy,
ilorgan A Co. vs. tho Bank of the State.
Mr. Eicken had declined to continue as
rcferoc. Tho compensation of tho new
rofcroo is limited to SI,090. Judgo
Reed has also ordered the sale of tho as?
sets of tho hank turned over to reforeo
Simonton by tho receiver, excepting cur?
rency, certificate of deposit and Laurons
Railroad bonds, the Bale to take place in
not less than ninety days.
A Terrible Problem. ?A recent num
bcr of ft scientific journal, speaking of
the rolfttivo proportion of tho sexes in
the human race, Bays Max Adder, de?
clares that for every 150 men that came
into tho world, 100 72-10U women arc
born. I do nut dispute theso figures. I
only ask for light. It appears, accord?
ing to this, that there are sonio women
who are only 72-100 of women. "NVhat
the remaining 23-100 are I cannot ima
giuo. Now, what I want to know is
this: If a woman of this kind marries a
1-100 man and has a daughter, will the
daughter bo an 8-1-100 woman or a 00-100
woman? And what will bo the exact re?
lation between such a daughter and a
70-100 aunt and her K7-1U0 daughters,
especially if the 87-100 girls marry the
brothers of tho 0(1-100 girl, and so be?
come her 08-100 first cousin, but also her
05-100 sister-in-law, tho aforesaid 70-100
aunt becoming also the 80-100 mother-in
law of tho 8d-100 nephews, will tho?
tho?. Let mo see, where am I? It is
an awful subject to grapple with. Oh,
yes! I say if tho 70-100 aunt-. But
no. Tho question can't be solved in any
such way as this. I give it up. Tho
only way* to get at it will bo to do tho
sum in algebra somehow, making the
daughter x, the aunt y, the first cousin
a, and the mother-in-law b. Then it
seems to me, if you multiply the aunt
by the daughter and divide tho first
cousin by the mother-in-law, in some
way or other, or else extract tho square
root of the cousin and subtract tho re?
sult from the aunt, keeping tho daughter
as a common denominator, and at the
same timo make a decimal fraction of
the mother-in-law, perhaps the result
might bo satisfactory. But I am not
certain. I am poor in mathematics. I
wish that Professor Tyndall would
subject it to a chemical analysis.
Blow the Jury Stood,?A New York
reporter made exhaustive efforts to get
the exact statues ot the several members
of the Beccher-Tilton jury, and believes
that ho has ascertained how each juror
has stood on the issue of Beccher's guilt
during their protracted consultation. It
is possible that he has made one or two
immaterial mistakes in classifying tho
jurors, but tho following is given as the
way they stood last evening. It will be
seen that no two of thorn are supposed to
agree exactly, and that their differences
take the widest possible range. Without
assuming to indorse the report, we give
it as it has reached us:
1. Not guilty?believed so from the
2. Not guilty, but must marry the
3. Not guilty, but must do so no more.
4. Guilty, but entitled to another
5. Bcccher innocent, but Mrs. Tilton
0. Not guilt)-, but should stop preach?
7. Guilty, without qualifications.
8. Not guilty, but married tho wrong
9. Guilty, but not proven.
10. Not guilty, but should have a male
11. Guilty generally.
12. Not guilty, but has doubtful varia?
The National Monument and Jvly
Forum.?The Washington National
Monument Society addresses the follow?
ing appeal to the churches and Sabbath
schools throughout the country:
"As we celebrate the anniversary of
the nation's birth, let us remember him
to whom, above all other men, we are
indebted for our liberties. The monu?
ment to commemorate a people's grati
tndo to George Washington has stood in
its unfinished condition for many years,
without the means to carry on the work;
and now, as the glories of the 'American
Jubileo'aro gathering about us, it should
bo completed. In the name of patriot?
ism, gratitude and national pride, the
Monument Society renews it appeal to
tho country for aid to discharge a duty
this nation owes to tho brightest name in
human history. Wo earnestly ask every
minister of the Gospel and Sabbath
school superintendent in tho United
States to take up a collection on Sunday,
July 4, in aid of this great patriotic
work, and to promptly forward their
contributions to the Treasurer of tho
Washington National Society, J. B. H.
Smith, Washington, D. C. Let each
contributo as liberally as he can, but let
all give something.
Great Sali: of Thobouou-bkeds. ? The
annual salo of yearling thorenigh-breds
and trotting stock bred on the Woodburn
farm, Ky., tho property of Mr. A. J. Al?
exander, took place on Monday, and was
largely attended. The total of the sale,
although soveral head less were sold
than last year, was larger than ever bo
lore ? twenty-three colts bringing.-521,1-15,
an average of $1,0*10.3G each, and thirteen
fillies selling for $0,155, an average of
$701.23 each. Thirty head of trotters
sold for $7.1130, making tho aggregate
sales S10,0:J0. A full brother to Mo?
narchist brought $1,500. A full brother
to Madame Dudley was considered the
star of tho lot, and was purchased by M.
H. Sanford for $1,000. A colt by Aste?
roid, out of Edna, created lively bid?
ding, and was knocked down to B. W.
Sears at $2,575. Tho same gentleman
Said $1,000 for a Lexington colt, out of
Murder in St. John's Bereeley.?
Deputy Coroner Bichmond arrived in
Charleston Wednesday morning, with
tho records of a coroner's inrjuost, held
over tho body of Nero Ellis, who was
shot by Benjamin Simpson, on Friday
evening last. Tho jury impauolod by
tho coroner found a verdict of wilful
murder against Simpson. Tho murderer
hns fled, no one knows whore, but a
posse of tho residents havo been formed
and aro scouring the country to capture
and bring him to justice.
Nebraska. Grass-hoppers.?The fol?
lowing is an extract of a letter written by
a lady in Lincoln, Nebraska, to her
mother in Baltimore County:
'?The grass-hoppers have been flying
over us for the last fivo days, so thick
that a person can look at the sun with?
out hurting his eyes, the clouds of in?
sects making everything hazy, like In?
dian summer weather. To give you some
idea of how many there are, I will state
that some of the professors at the uni?
versity, with their telescopes, made some
experiments on them, ami found that the
grass-hopper clouds were olio mile tlii<"k,
and by the telegraph ascertained that
they were 100 miles wide, and have been
I flying for five days at the rate of 100
miles per day. So you can form an esti?
mate of their multitude; but a person
must see them to believe. Last night a
shower brought them down on us like a
hail storm. In a great many parts of tin
State where they have alighted they have
cleaned up every green thing. They
have eaten up a great deal here since lust
night, and if they stay through the day
we will not have much left. They are so
thick that you can swing your hat around
and got it half full. Tim crops are red
with them, and our fair, young State is
in mourning. Yesterday, business was
almost entirely suspended, and the day
was spent in fasting and prayer for de?
liverance from this Egyptian plague.*'
Sr.MMEi; Stouts.?Am we are now in the
midst of summer, and in the absence of
any regular professional amusements,
we would suggest the following "parlor
tricks" as n pleasant means of passing
away the dull, hot evenings:
The Spittoon Trick.- Take two half
gallon spittoons, white ones are the best
?then select a strong red cord worsted
is preferable; pass the cord through tin
two holes of the spittoons and give the
ends to a gentleman and lady, selected
from the company, to hold. Now let a
lady seize the spittoons, and sliding
each to the opposite end of the cord,
bring them together smartly, when they
will break to pieces and fall to tin- door.
This trick is easily performed, and will
excite considerable applause.
The Magic Stick.?To do this triok
properly, you will need a pearl handle
pocket-knife and a hard wood stick,
some two inches in length. Sharpen the
two ends of the stick and then try to
crush it endways, either between your
hands or by sitting on it. This, to your
astonishment, you will find impossible
The Cable Trick. --Take a piece of
tarred cable, about fifteen inches in
length, cut it carefully in two with n
sharp knife, and then try to chew the
ends together. You can try as long as
The Trade of Baltimore.?Notwith?
standing the stagnation in business
which is Severely felt throughout the
country, and the unusual interruption
to commerce from the ice embargo, last
winter, statistics of the trade of the port
of Baltimore show favorable exhibits.
There has been an increase in the value
of the imports from foreign countries for
the first five months of the present year
of SI,606,-193 compared with the same
period in 1871, the total value for the
live months of 1875 being S13,8G7,075.
The value of the articles exported hence
to foreign countries for the fiscal, year
ended June 00, 1871, was $27,513,111,
while for the fiscal year ended to-day,
statistics, officially given to the 21th
lilt., show the values to have been
327,10(1,321, and the exports from the21th
and including to-lay will more than
make up the deficit ncy. Thus Baltimore
is shown to have hold her own in the
volume of her export trade, and her im?
ports have been increased.
It may be interesting to some of our
readers to know that the unwholesome
odor of the ailanthtis tree can be com?
pletely changed into the delicious fra?
grance of the chestuut, by the introduc?
tion of oil of vitriol into the sap, which
is easily accomplished by boring a hole
about one inch in diameter and eight
inches deep near the ground, and filling
it with sulphuric acid. The tree absorbs
the acid, and after ono or two applica?
tions, the objectionable perfume disap?
pears, and the unwholesome effect is
completely neutralized. As the season
e>f typhus fevers may bo said to have be?
gun, and this tree produces more of it
than any three other causes, we arc sur?
prised that attention has not been called
to this matter before. It is practiced in
many large European cities with perfect
Centennial Hotel Accommodations.?
The committee on hotel accommodations
of the centennial board of finance have
addressed a communication to Mayor
Stokloy, of Philadelphia, calling his at?
tention to the urgent necessity of pass?
ing the ordinance permitting the erec?
tion of frame buildings on the centennial
grounds for the purpose of depots, hotel
accommodations and the box warehouses
of the international exhibition, and noti?
fying him that an agreement had been
concluded for the erection of a hotel on
a portion of the grounds to accommo?
date from 3,000 to 5,000 people.
The sheep raisers of New Mexico em?
ploy goats as leaders to their herds of
sheep, because they understand a per?
son's voice so well and will come when?
ever they are called. The goats have to
bo trained, and the sheep will always
follow them. When a stream has to be
passed this is very important, liaising
goats is quite a business with the Mexi?
cans. They will breed twice a year.
The Mexicans eat them and also sell
them to those who raise sheop.
?*I swear," said a gentleman to his
lady love, "you are very handsome."
"Pooh!" said tho lady, "so you would
say if yon did not think so." "And so
! you would think," answered he,
"though I should not say so."
Gov. Cu.vmuebl.ux. -Wo have no sym?
pathy whatever with the recent niove
made in the papers against Gov. Cham?
berlain. What good can possibly result
to the Slide from such a move, we can?
not see. While we do not hold him
blameless for his action, or rather non
netion, under the Scott administrations,
we have not beeu able to discover any?
thing in his action, or want of action, as
Governor, to which we e.m reasonably
object. On the contrary, vre have seen
a great deed for which ho deserves much
credit, as well as the thanks and the
plaudit of "well done" from all honest
men. That he has not done all that we
would like t<? have done, is no objection
to him, so long ^as In- does all he can.
And this we believe he has done. We
go further, and say that we do not be?
lieve there is another man in the State,
with the surroundings he has had, could
have done near so much as be has. Be?
lieving this, we shall do all in our power
to sustain the Governor so long as he
does his duty. That he is n Republican,
we care not. What wo went is an honest
Government, fairly nud honestly admi?
nistered, no matter by whom. This wc
believe Gov. Chamberlain will give the
people of South Carolina, so far as he is
responsible for it, if he is properly sus?
tained. This support should be* ren?
dered by Const rvativ s. not only for tin:
sake of good policy and duty, but on
account of consistenev as well.
* [Ao?;/.v'rt< Mttr.
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Tue Summer Sui.kti< i:. - The heat of
tin last four day-, as everybody knows,
hu?- bei n intense, but few know that it
lias been almost unprecedented, and
that tin- memory of the oldest inhabitant
who could be found runneth not back
to a period when it was grr-ntor. Hu?
manity has suffered intensely. On
Thursday, us a careful inquiry reveals,
there wer-? three or four cases of prostra?
tion by tin? heat, on Friday an equal or
larger number, on Saturday the li*t was
nearly doubled, and yesterday, although
no cases of sun-stroke wer?! admitted to
the Pennsylvania Hospital, a gentleman
who ought to know estimated that tin
number of persons who died directly
from the consequences of the heat num?
bered at least a score, and admitted that
the general mortality of the city would
indirectly show a frightful increase.
Among children, and particularly among
those between the ages of one and five
years, the death-rate increased last week
with frightful rapidity, and nr>t less than
300 innocents, it is said, as will be shown
by the weekly report of the Board of
Health, which will be published to-mor?
row, fell victims during the last days to
the sudden and awful augmentation of
the sun*s hei\t.?PhU'.tihIphin Times.
Tunee ATTAix.uir.e Blessings.?A good
appetite, vigorous digestion and sound
sleep arc three blessings that imply a
good many more, and are attainable by
the daily use of Hostctter's Stomach
Bitters. The stomach that is invigor?
ated by that ruling tonic rapidly dis?
poses of the food committed to it, and at
the proper time craves for more with
natural earnestness, and the brain from
which pain and despondency have been
banished by that salutary anodyne and
cheering cordial, enjoys at the hour of
rest that tranquil, dreamless repose for
which no other boon that rrovidence
can bestow can compensate. Besides
these most desirable results, the entire
physique is strengthened and fortified
against the attack of disease by this
splendid vitali/er and protective agent,
which, take it altogether, is about the
most desirable, as it is unquestionably
one of the most popular medicines in
It is truly wonderful, the variety and
ingenuity of the conveniences for the
desk and office?pens of varied patterns,
inkstands possessing nnmberless ad?
vantages, letter fib s, each ono the best,
envelopesjof size and qualities infinite.
It is almost bewildering to enter the
large Broad street store of Walker,
Evans A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
see the number of these attractions.
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 uitable to your wants. M7t
A Chicago policeman undertook to ar?
rest a negro man under a State's war?
rant. The negro resisted the service,
and the officer shot him dead. The jury
that sat upon the decensed found from
the evidence that "proper discretion was
I not used in attempting to make the ar
! rest." "Indiscreetly murdered'' is good
--almost as good as "justifiable adul?
'?We can detect the old rebel yell."
says the Buffalo Ejtptvss, "in the ap?
plause that cheers on the Democratic
cause in Ohio." Then, why the dickens
don't you throw down your gun and
take to vour heels as you always used
Master Soule, a four-year-old little
cuss, of West Waldoboro, *Me., set fire to
the bed the other morning, "tomake his
sister get up." We are not informed as
to whether she got up or not, but the
probability is that she did.
The ownership of the Black Bills is
vested in the Indians by a treaty as
solemn as death. The Indians regard a
violation of that treaty as a bloody tra?
gedy; the Government looks upon it as a
Discharged.?Eli Grimes, who was ar?
rested on a charge of killing a colored
sailor at (feorgetowu, was taken before
Judge Shaw on a writ of hnheus corpus
and admitted to bail, after which he im?
mediately left for his home in Georgia.
A Jefferson County (Ga.l farmer owns
2,000 head of sheep, which have netted
him this season $1 a head, besides the
increase of the stock.
Ott Items.?Remember, that 2') per
cent, penalty attaches to all property act
returned by the 20th instant.
The Palniettoes were out practicing
with their engine yesterday.
The clouds have threatened rain for
several elays, but we expect a verdict
from the Brooklyn jury first.
The owners of real estate will and an
advertisement of intcrc.-t to them in an?
Ilain i.-: greatly n< eded in this vicinity,
and our County exchanges report
drought generally throughout '.he State.
The exhibition at Talle Crncis will
commence at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
There will, no doubt, be many visitors
There uro at present 2t>5 convicts
tin' penitentiary. (July two have died
from natural onuses during the !;:-:
As we will close up otir office, >-n the
5th of July, those who wish to reach the*
public through our columns on Tucsdav ,
will semi in their favors on Saturday, if
The ordinance concerning fire-arm*
will be strictly enforced on the 1th and
5th of July. The penalty for violating
the law is $20. Read the forbidden
ground, and govern your explosive ma?
A factory, to run 100,000 spindles, hi-.-,
been commenced on the Columbia Cauai.
I How all would rejoice if this was true
However, smokers are rejoicing sin?o
Perry A Slawson's new brands have- ar
rived. Just think?a 5 cent cigar !!??;??
equal te> n 15 center ttsetchtre.
It is har?l to remember when the heat
wa* the cause of so much profanity as it
has been for several elnys past. Cer?
tainly that time has not been since Mr.
Ike; her was moved to remark, merely by
way of illustration and warning, how?
ever, "It's damned hot to-elny."
At this season of the year, The re- are
many idle nun and boys about the city,
anil we suppose the twenty-live cents re?
ward offered by the city will make dog
catchers of many of them. There will
yet be an interesting local item for the
papers, owing to somebody snatching up
a poodle, and claiming a reward.
As we go to press, there are indications
of cooler weather, if ne>t rain.
Postal Arrangements.?The 1st of
July changes relative to postal arrange?
ments went into effect. The facilities
with foreign countries, secured under
tho postal treaty, the elctails of which
have been heretofore given, aro effective
from that date. The rates of commission
chargedTor domestic money orders will
be as follows: On orders fromSl to S15,
10 cents; $15 to $30, 15 cents; $30 to $10,
2U cents; $4U to $50, 25 cents.
The Augusta Trip.? The Rtchlaud
Rifle Club have made all arrangements
for their exeursiem to Augusta. Then
leave Columbia on the evening of the
4th inst., ami will be met at Graniteville
by a committee of the military of Au?
gusta, ami on their arrival there, will
procccel at once to the armory of Ogle
thorpe Light Infantry, Company A, and
there stack arms and partake of a colla?
tion, when they will proceed to their
quarters, prepareel fc?r the Club ami their
guests, at the Central Hotel. At 8 A. M.
on the 5th, the parade will move, and
after a short march, proceed in horse
cars to the Schuetzen Platz, wdiere target
practice, elancing and a barbecue will be
the order of the day. In the evening a
grand concert will be given the Club by
their entertainers; after which the Club
will return home. Contributing mem?
bers who have not as yet registered their
names and procureel tickets, will do 8t
before G P. M., this day, from the Sc-cre
Hotel Arrivals, Julv 1.?.l/iuist'oi
House?W. Palmer, Md.; J. E. Mclvei
C. 11. Paul, city; J. Stewart, U. S. A.;
G. V. Radcliff, Charleston; G. T. Rci..
Ce>kesbury; C. T. Dunham, Sav&nnai;
G. H. Aukins, Chester.
1 List of New Advertisements.
I Meeting R. V. R. C.
I 13. I. Hoonc?Citations.
A case which is interesting XcwHa/en
people is that of a man in that city vho
owned a lot in tho Roman Catholic coue
tcry, in which two of his children rero
buried, ami was also an Odd Felow.
Last week he tliod; but the priest elftied
him burial in his own lot, onthogmind
that he forfeited his right of lurftl in
consecrated ground by joining a ccret
society. His wielow complained o- this,
when* the priest offered to nuke it all
right if she would sign over to lim all
the money she should receive in ail from
the society; but this she refused to do,
and thus tho case now stands.
Mr. B. F. Glanton killed a ninety
pound catamount on his p'anttion in
Edgeficld the other day
No man can become theroiuhly ae
quainteel with his family histor* witlout
running for office.