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.ESSAY UliAIj 'U.KFOKV: TEACHEU'S INSTI
TUTE. JULY 12lli, 1871?.
J?ic Attas MlfcNlH KlMVAUDS.
It \b discouraging to a young teach
er when -entering an institute for the
purpose" of obtaining .information and
increasing the small stove of knowl
edge / biteady in possession', tb ho in
limidatoct on the very ?threshold by a
summons to .contribute?what?how
or why?it is impossible to know.
It is,more discouraging to a young
teacher who has in slow .the agreea
ble prospect of several pic-nics,, ttireq
weeks accumulation of periodicals for
perusal., the composition otf "a thrill
ing serial" for the pr ess, and whose
taste finds expression in brief
sketches, like angel visits, few and
far between?it is more discouraging
I repeat, for the attention to be foroed
from its legitimate channel and fixed
upon so gloomy a subject as the one
just announced, and upon which an
elaborate essay is probably expected
when the notice given is loo short
even to compose a eulogy to spring
in this oppressive climate.
But. it is most discouraging, Mr.
President, to he expected to rise af
ter the distinguished members of the
Institute?journalists, professors, and
well known nuthora of'forensis elo
quence?have exhausted the themes
under discussion to day by the How
of their beautiful rounded periods and
the advancement of thoughtful, earn
est truths, und read before this au
gust assemblage the few pitiable lines
hastily produced when fairly on the
way to the dread tribunal.
Having survived other discourage
ments, however, I suppose?-! hope I
will survive these long enough to
attend a similar meeting when the
committee has allowed longer time
for preparation, because, at present I
have no suggestions or ideas to offer
to older and wiser members, and can
A WIT Op MU. JOTHAM'S EXPERIENCE.
Mr. Jotham was u nice young man,
an exceptionally nice young man, 1
^~ f?ffy*say* and" not altogether oblivious
of Ujat fact himself. Besides, ho was
possessed of more than ordinary in
telligence^ for which l\e found employ
ment in the arduous vocation of u
teacher. fie was engaged several
years in his immediate locality and
succeeded very well too, but Mr*. Jo
tham was ambitious., did not like this
monotonous, plodding experience,
and longed for broader horizons and
Reflecting that teachers as well as
prophets arc of more importance
abroad than at home, he determined
to leave his native place. Accord
ingly he accepted a situation far re
moved from the scene of his former
labors, and in the year o*f our Inde
pendence when the public schools
were in an unsuccessful state of ope
ration, found himself domiciled in the
The style of architecture of the
Academy over which he expected to
preside was not one to elicit a very
high degree of admiration when it
loomed up before his critical eyes.
It was a cold morning in Peeeinbcr
when he arrived at his destination,
and grouped around a straw I)re in
the open air were several farmers en
gaged in a conversation which suffer
ed little from his interruption, and
fluctuated from the intricacy of politi
cal machinations to the present stale
of the weather.
Seeing that tho morning was far ad
vanced, Mr. Jotham introduced the
object of his coming and ascertained
the number of pupils. An inspection
of the interior of the building follow
ed, resulting in considerable dissatis
faction. Tho winds of heaven were
free to sport with the clustering curls
of the tiny maid, or toss the elfin
locks of the coming man, hut in the
winter season one cannot grow poeti
cal on the gentle zephyr.
"Gentlemen," said Mr. Jotham,
?'this will never do. Repairs arc
sadly needed, and unless the building
is made- more comfortable it will be
impossible to teach here."
"It does need repairs," replied Mr.
A., "but I don't know what can be
done. The trustees ought to sec
about it. It cost enough money to
be comfortable. Forty dollars of the
school money was^aid |for that heap
of poles ami clay."
"Have you notilied the trustees?"
"Why, it's their business, ain't it?
Tain't no use telling them, though.
They ought to know how it is, I
"But it is of use," insisted Mr. J o
?tlituii. uil3 tho comfort, the life of
your child of no -importance? Do
you not know that irt is impossible to
study when in bodily discomfort, and
itihat a continuance of such exposure
as this will cause life-long injury to
"That's a fact," echoed his visitors.
"Well, gentlemen, what are you
going to do?"
Messrs. A., B. and C. hemmed,
looked at each.other, at the sky, on
the ground, waiting, probably,for an
idea to arrive gratuitously.
"Could yon meet some day, to
morrow if possible, and make the re
pairs yourselves. A little (time and
labor will wofk^wondors, and if each
will contribute his share, the whole
will not be a burden, and will certain
ly cost less than Lhe physician's fees
you may be called upon to pay if you
disregard the health of your chil
Messrs. A. and Ii. supposed they
coo.Id come, but Mr. C. had to go to
town next day, and, as it was impos
sible to accomplish anything without
universal co-operation, the work was
?neeessari'ly postponed. With the
patting injunction, <lJ-.et us know if
the children need books," live patrons
Mr. Jotham wrestled through the
da}* endeavoring to class the little ur
chins, no three of whom had the same
text books. On the third day he
found several gentlemen at the school
house, sitting around unconcernedly
and .'onversing in a manner quite sat
isfactorily to themselves, so he
thought -they must have ma Jo consid
erable progress with their work, and
made a remark to that effect.
"Wc are waiting for D. to come,"
said A. ''He promised to come car
13* and bring some j)la?k." L
So they waited several hours, but
as D. did not -come, C. went to find
him, and he found him a half mile
distant trying to hire a man whom he
met on the road to ' labor on hie farm
that year. Of course, he had no plank,
which had to be sent for, and Mr. Jo
tham retreated at mid-day leaving
them with nothing accomplished. Ho
suffered severely for a week from the
exposure which paste and paper help
ed but little, and bad scarcely moral
courage sullicicnt left to encounter
his next discouragement, which was
the difficulty he experienced in procur
ing books. Several bought immediate-'
ly but as the pupils were chisscd, it
was desirable for all to commence at
the same time, and very few children
arewilling to allow others the privilege
of handling their new books, being
very ready with the inquiry, "Why
don't your pa buy a book like mine
for your" but some never did, and
Mr. Jotham's horizon closed in
around him darkly.
After several months public schools
were closed and reports handed in,
but there was no money in the treas
ury, and Mr. Jotham thought of con
tinuing it as a private school. There
fore he sent notes to all the parents,
but spring was advancing, and the
little heads and hands had other
training in store for them.
On the opening morn, many empty
seals cent routed him; he glanced
around at the furniture and beheld
several logs split in two for scats, a
desk, that is, two boards inserted in
the wall?only these and nothing
more?no. blackboard, no teacher's
desk, not even a friendly chair for
his weary frame, Mr. Jotham sighed,
and turned to the perusal ol a note
handed to him.
"Mr. Joson.?I have received your
note?1 wants my children to get an
cdication, but it is html limes and I
can't . afford to pay your price for
tcachin'. K is too much?the livin'
are all on one. side. If you will leach
them for one dollar a month I will
sen and will pay you ncx fall."
"Too much !" mused this ambitious
young man. "Board at 68 per month, j
eight scholars at Sl.2f> each?inci
dental expenses. Tinly 'the livin' are
all on one side !' "
In this decidedly practical sketch,
some of you, at least those who have
taught in the country, will recognize
the discouragements most commonly
met with by teachers, and which 1
have endeavored to illustrate in this
manner. They can be unnamed up in
few words : Tbo indifference of pa
rents, their shifting of all responsibil
ity on the instructors of their children,
the insufficiency of wages, the dilll
culty of getting payment, the need of
books and apparatus so essential in
conducting an orderly, successful
school, and the apathy, aloofness of
public interest, almost as deleterious
in its influence as direct antagonism.
These discouragements are outward
in their effects, but where can consid
eration for the teacher be found when
he receives no sympathy with his ar
duous tasks, no appreciation of the
sacrifices made, or of what avail arc
the aspirations of the soul when he
sees himself considered merely a part
of the school machinery for which the
price is paid in dollars and cents and
of no more consideration than the
implements he employs in imparting
Minutes of Touchers' Institute.
Ouanqekuug, July 12,187.9.
The Institute was called to -order
by the President, Hugo ?Gr. Sheridan,
and the proceedings were opened with)
prayer by ithe lie v. J. E. Penny.'
The minutes of the last meeting
wero read und confirmed.
On motion Samuel .Dibble, V?'. L.
Glaze, Mrs. S. J. 'Penny, Mi<-6 Mollic
Smith, M133 Minnie Edwards, Mrs.
S. N. Danneiiey and S. 11. lierry
were elected members of the Insti
On uioiiuu, Gen. damP3 E. Izlur,
who k.cnolerod such benulicent servico
in the Organization of the Institute,5
was elected an honorary member ofi
The following names were also
added to the list: Mr. Fredrick, Re
presentative, J. J. Mays, John R.
Thomas, John Joues, S. K. Susport
as, and O. S. IJurbcrt, all colored.
After which the regular programme
was opened by an essay road by our
worthy County School Commissioner,
IX L. Connor, Esq., who certainly
enlightened the house very much on
the public school eysteiu.
Next followed our young friend,
Mr. Willie Glaze, who made a few
appropriate and practical remarks on
thu unconscious influences of the
teacher. I think. Orangeburg can
justly remark that she has lost one of
her best tutors in Mr. Glaze,
Then followed an able address from
our estimable President, Mr. Hugo
G. Sheridan, taking for his subject
the newspaper as an educator. It is
unnecessary for me to say ho did
more than justice to this important
topic. lie analyzed it thoroughly,
showing tbo many advantages and
the lexpansibility resting oh the edi
Among others may be mentioned
Rev. S. J. Penny and Mr. Walsh,
who gave the teachers mauy practi
cal ideas in regard to general school
Next followed an essay by Miss
Minnie Edwards, on the ''Discour
agement, of the Teacher." She cer
tainly did more than justice to this
gloomy subject. She pictured the
past in such attractive colors as to
cause ninny present to scratch the
cranium more than once, and exclaim
to themselves, "that's so." Her de
criptiOll of Mr. Dolphin's school h
certainly a. very silking one in my
Last but not least was an address
from Mr. J. !>. O'Neaii Hoiioway on
schools, schoolroom deportment, &e,
I suppose to say he utilized the sub
ject thoroughly wotdd be unnecessary
as his far famed reputation gains for
him a name that will over shine in
Orangchurg with glory, fame and
honor. Long may he live to tench
the young idea how to shoot. Or
angeburg can boast of him as one of
her must elljcient instructors.
After these exercises there were a
great many questions nskjd in re
gard to the true definition of a verb,
also how many tenses are really es
seutiul, which is correct seven times
live are thirty-live or is thirty-five.
I would like to hear from some out
sider on this point. 1 think arc. What
do you think? These little things
caused some of the experienced heads
to reflect more than once. A full at
tendance is solicited at our next
meeting. These meetings are not In
tended for the teacher alone. Don't
think it is a teachers' clique and no
one but such can attend. It is open
to all of those, who are dusirous of j
advancing this noble cause. I am
sure, you will be pleased and profil
ed. The invitation is free: come
one! come all! Just here allow me
to be a little pastoral. The preach
ers say you must do as I say, but not
as do. Therefore, let me insist on I
the teachers in assisting our brother
in keeping up the Educational Col
umn. It is impossible for one man
to do everything. Therefore, com
mence at once. Don't bo embarrass
ed because you have never done the
like, but make an effort and no doubt
success will be your reward. Persons
that do much can afford to say but
little, therefore, I will close. May
the Orangchurg Institute or teachers'
school ever flourish is tho sincere and
heartfelt prayer of your brother Sec
retary, J. M. IiOOK.llAM>T.
We judge from the taJk of Cabinet
ofllcers in Washington and from the
remarks of the Republican press gen
erally, that there is absolutely no
hope for the grand party in the South
except from the confiscation of illicit
whiskey by deputy marshals.
sttUR FBEE SCHOOLS.,
TEACIIEKS POOHL.Y PAID-ilALK VS. fE
Editor Orangeburg Democrat :
In our efforts to .improve the condi
tion of the public schools, the mailer
which deserve our most careful atten
tion seems ulmost to be totally ne
glected. I mean the hind of teachers
employed. Since its inauguration in
this State, tho syslem of free common
schools has been n failure, pure and
complete. Tho whole attention of
the Radicals was absorbed in the col
lecting and squandering of the nppro
prialed funds. Worthless teachers
were employed at large salaries. The
whole Ihing in t?hew' ihands was a
means to a:; end, which end we all
know weJI. When llwi Democrats
came into power, they wished to ac-!
complish a great deal with a very ?t
lle money. This raised the well re-!
membercd howl about the reductions
of salaries. Of course the salaries of
teachers were with others reduced,
and I think they have been reduced
to an extreme. In Elizabeth Town
ship., for instance, a first grade cert'di
.cale commands a sulary of only $25
per month. The third grade, $18.
Is that enough difference between the
I-grades? Can a ilirst-class teacher, in
the true sense of the term, be hired for
that amount? I answer, no. There
is an old saying that "where there is
jjttor pay thero is poor preach,1" which
is quite applicable in Ibis ease. Of
course there are "school inarms" who
may be hired for such salaries, but
are they competent? Does not the
very fact of a man's accepting such a
Li alary argue that he is not fit for any
thing else, and that he is trying to
make a living at the public expense
to the detriment of the children of a
community? Some teachers,to whom
the people actually refuse to send
their children, are persistently em
ployed simply because they ar,c wi
dow ladies or cripples, or some how
or other deserve the charity of the
community. Other things bei^g con
sidered, this is all. well ?Longh, but
when there are glaring wan,s of qual
ification, this is altogether wrong.
Moreover, as I think chainty one of
the brightest of virtuca?l be public
might provide for ?m^L'f. another
way. But for heaven sake, don't let
present charity become the source of
lasting detriment to risiug genera
tions. The only schools we have
had in our community since the war
worth the name worn taught, by men
who were secured at a salary of $50
per month. Nor can a man who is
really competent to teach (and I
never heard of a woman being guilty
of such a thing) be employed for a
less sum now. I sec that our School
Commissioner agrees with Dr. Cook
in that beginners should have the
very best teachers. Teachers who
know their business will bear me out
in the assertion that a child who has
been thoroughly taught in the rudi
ments and has laid a good foundation
upon which he may build the super
structure baa passed the moat critical
and the most impoitant point in bis
education. Can other than the very
beat teachers so teach even the rudi
ment? A school trustee told methat
a third grado teacher could loach all
the children in the community. But
I make bold the assertion that he
can neither 4? ach them as well nor
advance them as much in the same
lime as the Iii st grade teacher. Again,
if we never employed other than
third grade teachers, will we ever
have other than third grade schools?
Supply always creates demand. Now,
let the trustees supply a first-clans
leacher, which can be done only by
giving him a good salary, and there
will certainly be a demand. Don't
understand me as finding fault with
the trustees. 1 fully understand and
appreciate their position. They wish
to run the schools as long aa possible
on the amount allowed them. Hut I
bold that it will pay to close the
schools and Ihus end the whole thing
rather than to employ the kind of
teachers which ihcy are compelled to
hire at such salaries. I know a school
teacher who can't write down in
Arabic notation one million. Neither
pan he read it when written. Gen
tlemen of the Hoard of Examiners,
raiae your standard. Escuxapius.
This lool^s like business. The al
manacs for 18(30, are beginning to ap
pear. There will be seven eclipses
in the year which may be counted on
an a certainty?four of the sun, two
of the moon, and one of the Republi
' t( . Edisto Rifles.
I The following is a complete roll of
the ubove-company from 18G1 to lBCy
inclusive-: -Company A. tFirst Regi
ment Soutih ?Carolina Vo'unteers:
K^fTieersTT-Thomas J. Glover, Captain,
afterwards promoted to Colo.ieloy
/First South Carolina Volunteers.', kill
ed at second Munassas \ S. V. Glover,
FirstiLieutenant, afterwards Captain ;.
J. H. Felder, Second .Lieutenant, af
terwards First Lieutenant, diod Aug.
1861, from 'typhoid fever conn acted
-in Virginia ; 3. F. Izlar, junior Second
Lieutenant, afterward First 'Lieuten
ant ; S. N. Kennet ly, junior Second
Lieutenant, afterward Second Lieu
tenant; S. Dibble, Ordci ly Sergeant,
afterward junior Secord Lieutenant;
G. H. Elliott, E. J. Felder, T. K. Le
gate, W. Ray, i. A. Williams, D.
Zimmerman, Mortimer Glover, H. P.
Izlnr, J. II. Hook, Sergeants : T. C. i
Andiews, J. P. Frederick, T. S. Fox,
D. J. Rowe, B. M. Shuler, R. i H.
Wiles, F. M. Wanhamaker, Corpl'8 ;
E. A. Andrews, M. F. Antilley, J. j
li. Arant, Jno.. Ashe, M. L. Austin,
S. Bullcnline, S. H. Baxter, E. J.
Baxter, M. V. Black, M. P. Boyd, J.
C. Bozard, V. V. Brickie, A. P.
Brooker, d. Brookcr, Win. Brunson,
F. J. Buyck, Jns. Cannon, B. A. Car
?son., A. Chumpey, W. A. Church, A.
Collins, A. A. Connor,, F. Connor,
W. E. Crawford, G. B. Crider, J. H.
Cridcr, D. J. Culcleasure, G. II. Cur
tis, D. W. Dantzlor, M. J. D. Dantz
ler, E. C. Devuux, M. Dulen, Fiber
Doscher, P. Doyle, W. L. Ehney, T.
T. Ehney, E. Ezckiel, John Fanning,
S. J. Felder, D. Gardner, W. P.
Glover, C. L. Glover, M. L. Gram
ling, S. Pi Ilajl, S. P. Hook, J. Hook,
L. W.Hitchcock, E. AI. Heuser? F.
D. Houscr, J. D. Houser, F. S. In
abinet, A. J. Inabinet, C. G. Inabi
net, .1. M. Inabinet, L. A. Iriek, A.
M. Izlar, B. W. Izlar, L. T. Izlar, V.
Ii. Jandou, S. W. A, Jandon,. L. W.
Jenkins, Tho?. Kelley, T. A. Kern
meiltn, W. King, W. P. Law, W. W.
kegarc, A. Lucas, A.,V. Miller* W.
A. Moody, J. C. Murph, O. H. Mur
row, Evan Myers, T. P? Morris,;T
W. Pupi, J. C. Pike, T. C. Pool. E
E. Pooscr, J. 1*. Pooser, W. 11. Poo
ser, W. II. Pooser, Jr., J. H. Pooser,
William Prussucr, M. A. Rawlipgon,
A. S. Rawlinson, J. D. Ray, J. V.
Reed, J. M. Reed, F. S. JI. Reynolds,
M. Rickenbacker, J. W. Riley, M.
Robinson, A. G. R?wo, A. J. Rupple,
IL M. Rubh,B. II. Sanders, J. D. D.
Sanders. Ira T. Shoomaknr. L. Shutt
night, J. M. Sholerr" J. W. Shuler,
B. F. Suibake, 11. O. Smoake, E. S.
Slaloy, 1). P. Stromau, M. G. Stro
mnn,P. B. Stromab, Ji W. Summers,
William Summers, J. S. C. Tatum,
W. W. Taylor, J. R. Tucker, A. Ty
ler, W. W. Valentine, Jns. Van Tas
sel, W. E. Williams, S. }\. Willjains,
Z. M. Wolfe, E. M. Wolfe, J. J.
Wolfe, R. Wright, H. H. Zeigler, M.
C. Zeigler, John A. Zeigler, A. Cbam
Company G., Twenty-Qfth (Eutaw)
Regiment South Carolina Volunteers:
Captain, J. V. Glover, aftctWurus
Major, died at Howard Grove hospit
al, Virginia, June 10, 18GI; First
Lieutenant, J. F. Izlar, afterwards
Captain,' captured at Fort Fisher,
North Carolina; Second Lieutenant,1
S. N. Kennedy, afterwards First Lieu
tenant, killed at Wcldon Railroad.
Virginia ; Junior Second Lieutenant,
S. Dibble, afterward First Lieuten
ant, captured at Lonj? Island, South
Carolina, July, 18G3, also at Town
Creek, North Carolina, Feb. 13G?;
t Junior Second Lieutenant, Cl. H. El
I liott, afterward Second Lieutenant,
killed at Drury's Bluff, Va. ; Second
Lieut. Jos. Graves wounded at Wel
don Railroad, Virginia, captured at
Fort Fisher, North Carolina; Order
ly Sergeant, B. P. Izlar, wounded at
Drury's Bluff and Weldon Railroad,
captured at Fort Fisher ; Second Ser
geant, J. II. Hook, wounded at Dru
ry's Bluff, Virginia ; Third Sergeant,
J. E. Rast, killed at Walthal Junc
tion, Virginia ; Fourth Sergeant, W.
V: Izlar, captured at Town Creek, N.
C.; Fifth Sergeant, L. II. Culler, cap
turcd at Town Creek, N. C.; First
Corporal W. Puuiling, wounded at
Weldon Railroad ; Second Corporal,
T. Kohn, wounded at Drury's Bluff;
Third Corporal, Judo Robinson,
I wounded at Drury's Bluff; Fourth
Corporal, J. It. Kennerly, killed at
Drury's Bluff; Privates?A. M. Ad
j ger, M. L. Austin, killed at Drury's
Bluff; J. H. Arant, wounded at Dru
ry's Bluff, captured at Town Crcok ;
M. F. Antilly, captured at Fort Fish
er ; ?lohn Ashe, wounded at Drury's
Bluff, (died f?o?n wour.d since the
war) ; D. A. Avers; Henry Barley,
captured at Fort Fisher, died at El
mini, N. Y.; Charles Barley, captur
ed at Fort Fisher, died at Elmira; jJ
W. Bentou, R. W. Bonuett; 6. C. (Ha
zard, captured at Town Creek ; John
8. Bozard ; L>. T. Bozard, captured
at Fort Fisher ; S. E. Bozard, wound
ed nt 'Petersburg, Va.; L. F. Brad
ham ; M. 1). Brunson, captured ot
Town Creek; Homy Brown, captured
at Town Creek ; Da?uid Brown, cap
tured at Town Creek, died nt Point
Lookout, Vu.; J. P. Bruce, A. Col
lins ; W. V. Crawford, captured at
Foil Fibber, died at Elmira ; 6. B.
Crklcr, killed at Wehlen Railroad;
W. W. Culler, -J. W. Culler; Jacob
Culler, killed at Weiden Railroad;]
D. J. Culeleasure ; D. W. Dantzlcr,
captured at Fort Fisher, died at El
mira i M. J. D. iUanlzlcr, Hospital
Steward, afterward .made assistant
Surgeon ; J. M. Dauleler, E. Darnold,
S. C. Darnold, F. S. Dibble; G. W.
B. Fairey, killed at Drnry's Bluff;
Frauz J. Frieze, killed at WeMon
Railroad; H. Froberg; S. P. Hall,
killed near Petersburg, Va.; S. R.
Hall, woiuxied at Wallhal Junction;
J. M. O. Holman, captured at Town
Creek, J. A. Holstein aod S. P. Hook,
captured at Fort Fisher, died at El
mira i L. L. Hook died at homo from
disease contracted in service in 1864 ;
J. Hook ; Frank S. Inabinet, killed at
Drury's Bluff; A. J. Inabinet, cap
lured at Fort Fisher; C. G. Inabinet,
captured at Fort Fisher; E. 10. Inabi
net, wounded at Wullham Junolion ;
L. A. Irick, captured at Fort Fisher ;
E. D. Lick, captured at Town Cieek^
E. H. Irick, wounded at Drury's
Bluff; Ii. T. Izlar, captured at Town
Cicek; A. M. Izlar, captured at Fort
Fisher; L. W. -Jenkins, killed at
Wallhal Junolion; W. C. Morcdilh,
W. A. Moody ; E. Murphy, captured
Fort Fisher; D. F. Murphy^ <capJLur.ed
at; Fort Fisher, died on way home
from Elmira ; Evan Myers, s-oonded
at Battery Wagner* Morris Ilaland,
S. C.; Sultan Myers, wounded at Le
garc's, James Island, S. C, captured
at Fort Fisher; Fred M-yers, Captur
ed at Fort Fisher ; John M. O'Cain,
died while on furlough Nov. 1864;
Elias Ott, died in hospital near Pe
tersburg, Va.; J. D. Ott, captured at
Fort Fisher, died -on way home from
Elmira; Elmore Ott, captured ut Foit
Fisher, died at Elmira; F. M. Ra?t;
captured at Town Creek ; Lewis Rast,
M. A. Rawlinson. killed nt Battery
Wagner, Morris Island, S. C.; A. S*
Rawlinson, W. J. Rawlinson ; W. C
Rivesvcaptured at Fort Fisher; Mur
ray Robinson, captured at Town
Creek ; L. F. Rush , killed at Cold1
Harbor, Va.; Jesse Sandford, cap
tured nt Fort Fisher, died at Elmira ;
B. II. Sanders, wounded at Drury's
Bluff, captured at Fort Fisher; J. L.
Scott, captured at Fort Fisher, died
at Elmira ; I. T. Shoemaker, captured
at Fort Fisher; L. Shuttnight; A. J.
Smoke, wounded at Drury's Bluff;
Jeff Stokes, wounded at Darbytown
Road. Va-: O. J. Sypbrptt, wounded
at Drury'a Bluff, captuied at Forfc
Fisher; J. S. C. Talum ; W. W. Tay
lor, killed at Wcldon Railroad ; Peter
Wolfe, killed at Fort Fisher ; E. M.
At Fort Andersou, North Carolina,
company F. (St. Matthews' Rifles)
and eompnny G. (Edisto Rifles) wcro
cousolidated as one company under
command of Lieutenant S. Dibble, as
follows : First Lieutenant Command
ing, S. Dibble, company G ; Sergeant,
W. V. Izlar, company G ; Sergeaut,
L. II. Culler, company G ; Corporal
T. W. Ulmer, company F; Privates,
J. C. Bozard, company G ; E. W.
Braddy, company F; M. 1). Brunson,
company G ; Heury Brown, company
G ; David Brown, company G ; J. H.
Arant, company G ; Henry Dantzlcr,
company F ; F. S. Dibble, company
G ; L. T. Izlar, company G ; E. 1).
Irick, campany G ; N. F. Rickenback
er, company F; Murray Robinson,
company G ; Evan Myers, company
(i;-Rawlinson, company G ; F.
M. Rast, company G ; E. V. Shulcr,
company F; G. L. Shuler, company
F; 1). G. B. Shuler, company F; F.
LTliner, ompany F.
An Indiana clergyman has como to
the point in this hour of the nation's
peril with a proposition to hang all
tho cx^Con federates.. When ho re
flects that, extierne measures like this
would, destroy a portion of ^ayca'
Cabinet and relieve gin; (oicigu ser
vice of some of its brightest orna
ments., we are convinced that the In
diana clergyman will modify his views
appael to the methodists of TUB
south caholin a conference.
On Monday of Coraetencemsot
werfe at Wdfford ?College, a meeting
of the trustees, alumui,ifriends of tho
college, tpreachora-of the tsouth Caiu
lina Conference, +n attendance, wa*
beld to discuss 1lbe 'interest <of<the
college and to further its endowment.
A full account of tho condition,of tho
institution was presented to the meet
ing. A committee was appointed to
(prepare a tpopentoibe /presented to -v.
meeting, to be 'hdld tho next r.'ftcr
uoon, appealing to the Methodists
of South Carolina in behalf of tho col
lege. Rev. J. T. Wightman, D. D.,
was made chairman of the committee,
and, at the meeting on Tuesday,
i sen led the following appeal to the
Methodists of the South Carolina
"Having had carefully set before
us the interests of Woiford College,
and the embarrassed .condition cf its
?financial affaire, we, a* members of
the Church, are profoundly impresed
that the prosperity of the College de
pends now on the personal asd.united
efforts of the Church, and me do hero
I by most solemnly, in view of these
j imperative demands, respectfully and
earnestly make this appeal.
I The Conference at its last seasloh,
adopted a plan of mass meetings, to bo
held in every Station and Circuit, for
the purpose of enlarging the endow-'
ment fund, and it was recommended
that, together with' securing bonds
for the endowment, at least One dol
lar for every member of the Church
be raised. In ?arryang out this plan,'
we urge upon every preacher to make
arrangements, as soon as possible, to
bold m ass meetings within Iiis charge;
and we respectfully suggest to Pre*
siding Elders to bring the plan'prom
inently before tho Church, at'Quar
terly Conferences, or other Occasions ;
aud \.earnestly request the Alumni,
atid all friends to wake' personal ap
peals, add to lend their aid in cavj
way by which the plan may be bed
carried out, :
To luajcfi Uieao moss meetings' mow
successful, it is suggested to the
preachers to secure, as fur as possible,
the personal presence and co-opora
tion of the financial secretary, the
pfbsident, or one of the professors or
the coliege, and that they endeavor
to make the occasion'one of stirring
interest. Should'any circumstances
prevent; the holding of A mass meet
ing, it is recommended to the preach
ers that the}' make personal and pub
lic appeals, so that the chargo shall
raise an amount nt least equal to its
former educational assessment.
In view of the fact that there rue
now but a f?W months before the Con
ference, and seeing,'as we do, the iirV
I gent necessities of the College, this
meeting would call upon the preach
ers ar.d members of the Church earn
estly to unite their efforts in carrying
out the plan of the Conference.
Could we, by a word, give more em
phasis to this appeal, we would say
tp every member of the Church, that
the life of the College and its futures
usefulness are now in your hands.
I)o your duty, aa in the sight of God."
Short and earnest speeches werp
mod? by several present, after which
the report of the committee was
Rev. John M. Carlisle then offered
Resolykp, That the paper adopted
be printed in the Southern Christian
Advocate and in such secular papers
as are favorable to tho cause ; and
that each preacher be requested to
read tho same in every one of his
congregations, and to second the ap
peal by earnest remarks, and to soRo*
it contributions from all classes of
our people ; but that this reading and
solicitation shall not interfere with
the proposed mass meetings, where
such meetings arc practicable.
After unanimously adopting this
lesolution, the meeting adjourned.
Mr. Borrie says he traveled twen
ty-five thousand miles for the express
purpose of dissuading Grant from be
ing a candidnto in 1880, but never
found a chance to f.peak, about it.
If Boric is a truthful mi\\\K that was
the largest and rapat tw.el.esa errand
wq eyer heard of. \( not, he is a
bigger liar than Kli Perkins or Jim
A Northern college has made Zach
Chandler an LL. IX Whether this is
most honorable to Old Zach or most
disreputable to the college is a ques
tion, we do not undertake to decide.
But tho aet ought to mako John Lo
gan ambitious for literary honors.