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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuesday Horning, March 23, 1875. The Verdict in the Cardozo Caso. We do not think it necessary orsdvisa "ble, from a rcViow of the faots'as elicited, the testimony, pleadings and speeches, or from an analysis of the vote as deli? vered -on -it, last 'SatuTday-night, to at? tempt an .explanation of the exact cuubo or causes "whioh produced the refcuK at? tained iti'tho-Oordozo inventigntion ciwo. It has taken,up considerable, time in.the General Assembly, has been industriously -canvassed in the public press, has been ?elaborately argued on both sides, and the matter been brought to a conclusion, which we hope will bo final and satisfac? tory to all. We were strongly disposed to have, the investigation. We wero equally earnest and determined that it should be fair to the Treasurer, and, so far as possible, be divested of personal and party influences and objects. Whe? ther this was wholly gained or not, wo have no doubt but that somo good has come out of it The Treasurer received a great Secession of strength to his side in the ardent support of and in the con? fidently expressed opinion of his inno cenco'.on'the part of Governor Chamber? lain.: After his full identification with the casej it became essentially n different issue, or rather the question of policy grow into one of great magnitude, over . lapping, the original inquiry. Those charged with the responsibility of con ?tddering and deciding upon tho caee, -ifcund themselves confronted with a new ?question, demanding to he solved by the same notion on their part which would settle I the original one, pertaining more !direcjdy to the treasury and tub Trea ?i sorer. If Mr. Cardozo bo condemned, "if .his removal from office be determined on,'thoy asked themselves what will be " its bearing upon the administration of ' "Gov. Chamberlain, what its effect upon his spirits and heart for his work, stand? ing in the laborious, perilous and respon V sihle position that he uoes? We might \s.avo wished to keep these questions separate, but they became practically fused into one, and the Governor would have felt it es condemnation of himself to have had the officer disgraced whose guilt he denied. Again, suppose the ad uuinistzation discredited, one of the -strongest .barriers botween it and n cor? rupt opposition broken down, what would prevent the flood from devastating it, what would chock the tendency to on? slaught upon it, emboldened by this first success? And further, the momentous question was realised as present and im minent, all things weighed, all circum Stances of the situation considered, is it probable or possible that a better man can,now bo elected by the General As? sembly, in its present temper nnd mate? rial, as. his successor in the office? Thus the n policy of his removal, with its damaging effects upon the administra? tion, with the uncertainties to which it would give rise, became a* practical and unavoidable question. In alluding briefly to this phase of the matter, we ore not to be understood to mean that tho Treasurer, owed his escape entirely to the Governor. He had other friends, who wero attaohed to his for? tunes nnd sinoerely believed in his in tegrity. He had the power of influence, and the privilege of exorcising it. He was extremely well defended. We are free to admit, besides, that his case im? proved as it went on nnd came to a con? clusion. Discussion and examination threw a more satisfactory light upon seve? ral points, and doubts Upon others; and he was allowed, as is his right in such circum stances, all the benefit of doubt. We should bo pleased, however, to have some difficulties which remain cleared up. The Treasurer should remember that public opinion is wider nnd more exacting than the General Assembly. Some of the special considerations which have so far entered into, if they have not controlled the legislative decision, will havobut little weight wit?i it. It will not be Blowup see that tho real question, as it concerns the Treasurer, has been obscured and complicated in his favor. It will be equally quick.to discern that, as no ver? dict of guilty wat asked, so none of not guilty has been declared. It will thus be left free to entertain doubts, which, if not removed, will add to the many inhe? rent difficulties which already surround the1 subject. An exposition as to certain points, which will be adequnto to eluci? date them, will be of immense service to tho Troaanrox rujasolf, of bohejlt to the future of tho Administration which has ? 'handsomely sustained him, will rer moTS'the .aloud which, rests upon the operations.,of treasury, and, ho not tihaooepitable to many .who declined to vote' foY the address to remove. to be made one of I f>mnt,8"*con8tit^tioial advisers.," An& .pray what does Grant want With consti-1 t??b^rddy^B,ers?' -,Advijio'n to break -the'Constitution, r>nd ho will toll you'he 'h^ already broken it; advise him not to! Jbrealc it, and ho will tell you; the advice is unnecessary, asdie has scarcely left a fragment of it that la worth brenldng. 1 ^i^-i..?i^. Sheridan in Ireland. The Dublin Xaiion, the leading jour? nal of Ireland, in. a recent artiele, ohu raeterizes the treatment of the Sou thorn States Binpe the cIoho of the war by the Republican party' as scarcely less than monstrous. Referring to tho dispersion of the Louisiana Legislature by the United States troops, it Bays that even Bismarck; .might have hesitated at the armed invnsion and overthrow of a legis? lative chamber. The fact that it was an Irishman who figured most disgracefully in the consummation of these outrages is well calculated to fill all Irishmen with skainc and indignation, and make those who professed any admiration for him hang their heads for this brutal Hayuau of the America Hungary. Quoting She? ridan'? infamous despatch, suggesting to tho President to issue a proclamation de? claring the peoplo of Louisiana banditti, and to leave tho rest to him, tho Nation bland:; appalled at the requisition to have a people delivered up to slaugktor. Even in the heart of war, such an atro? city would arouse tho whole human race to protest. It hastens to disown the proposer of this worse than tyranny, this oold-blooded political, vengeance, as no Irishman in honor and feeling, whatever may have been his lineage. And it ac? cepts it as a satisfaction and consolation, that tho name of Ireland has been savod from the pollution of identification with Sheridan*s conduct, by tho manly and noblo protests of every organ of Irish opinion in the United States. The State Legislature. MosnAY, March 22, 187?. RENATE. Concurrent resolution from the House, that the General Assembly adjourn si>?< din Thurday, March 25, was amended by substituting Friday. The House con? curred. Mr. Jones introduced a joint resolu? tion authorizing and directing the State Treasurer to borrow a sufficient amount for payment of employees of Oenernl As? sembly. Report of Special Joint Committco re? lative to bond of State Treasurer, was re? ceived oh information. The Speaker of tho Houso of Repre? sentatives attended, when the following Acts and joint resolutions were duly rati? fied: Acts to regulate appointment and salary of Trial Justices iri and for County of Chester; to amend an Act to incorpo? rate societies therein named; to author? ize County Commissioners of Fuirfield to olose n certain road; for tho relief of sureties upon official bonds of certain officers; to incorporate Georgetown Build? ing and Leun Association; to protect and encourage stock raising; to authorize and empower 1\ C. Fluad to erect and maintain gates across a certain lane in Darlington County; to regulate compen? sation of members of the General Assem? bly, and to fix mileage of same; to incor ?orate German School Association of hnrle.iton; to declare Rantowlo's Bridge and tho causeway attached thereto pub? lic highways, and for other purposes therein mentioned; joint resolution au? thorizing County Commissioners of Col? ic ton to to lovy and collect a special tax; Acts to ruthonzo Building and Loan As? sociation of Spartanburg County to in? crease their capital Btock; to provide for construction of a new jail in and for the County of Fair field; to amend an Act for relief of widows and orphans of persons killed because of their political opinions, approved March 13, 1873; relative to con? tracts for supplies for tho Executive De? partment of Htnte Government and for Genend Assomcly; to repeal "an Act to establish. Charleston Charitable Associa? tion for the benefit of free school fund ," to amend 4 ?an Act to incorporate Langley Manufacturing Company, of Edgefiold County," approved 18Gl>; to repeal an Act to renew and amend charter of toll bridge across Savannah River, at Ham? burg, approved February 22, 1873; to amend Sections 3 and 8 of "an Act to amend Chapter XLV, of Title XI, Part 1, of General Statutes, relating to repairs of highways and bridges," so far as same re? lates to Oconeo and Pickons Counties; to incorporate Railroad Rolling Stock Manu? facturing Company, of Port Royal; to in? corporate South Carolina Mutual Insur? ance and Trust Company, of Columbia; to procure a bite lor the lazaretto on Morris Island; regulating manner of payment of all claims against the several Counties; to authorize County Commis? sioners of Richland to levy and collect a special tax to pay past due indebtedness; to amend "an Act to provide for admi? nistration of derelict estatos;" to amend "an Act to regulate election of. Mayor and Aldcrmon of city of Charleston. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Senate returned, with concurrence, resolution that the two Houses meet in joint assembly on Tuesday, March 23, at IP. M., for tho purpose of electing a Comptroller-General to fill vacancy occa? sioned by resignation of Hon. S. L. H?ge. Joint resolutions to amend a joint reso? lution authorizing and requiring State Treasurer to pay to County Treasurer of Greenville the sum of $10,000, to be ap ?lied to.free school purposes, approved larch 14, 1874; to remove Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum to city of Columbia; bills to amend Sections 4 and 12 of Chap tar CXLV of the General Statutes, relat? ing to State Penitentiary; to amend an Act to incorporate town of "Westminster, in County of Oconeo, were read third time and ordered enrolled. Mr. S. Greene, from tho special com? mittee appointed to examine the official bond of tho Slate Treasurer, submitted a report, relativo to its insufficiency; whioh was adopted, and a message sent to' Senate. Mr. Robertson introduced a resolution, whioh was adopted, that the., Houso of Representatives do, at 1 o'clock on Wednesday, March 24, proceed to elect a member of the commission to seloet text books for the common and public sohools. ??- ? As they started to. jail with a negro in Tarbor?, N. C, recently, his appearance excited suspicion and he was examined. Ho carried -a.large piece Of corn bread,' withih'whicnSvas.a Small flle'Khd ?seve^ ral 'nails1, his7 hair was nlno llr/ely*. done up with nails, adroitly concealed!' i Destructive TouNAnoza.V-V despatch,1 dated Thomson, Ga., March. 20,-any h; There was a terrible storm jaear heri>, to-d*V, doing much damogafa property and causing great lose,.of^HK??r'ITt Morgan's dwelling and out^nRfittal . exV cent the barn, were completely deun> liahcd. The wind struck the rear of bin dwelling, raising it from tho; floor and carrying it off, demolishing everything. His wifo and two .children -were left; on, the floor; two daughters wete*~badly; in?. Jured',v?nd one'' negro wdmatf'ttorfifliy wounded. James Benson's houseH were all carried away, but none of Ids family were hurt A negro man in the gin-house? wus blown some distance and Killed. A negro child was badly injured.' Captain John T. Stovall's hi.use was blown down, fracturing hiH leg badly in two places, and also crushing his wife's ankle. Mr*. Stovall, in that badly crippled condition, crawled out, got a saw and attempted to saw the timbers from around him before help arrived. One of bis children was saved by jumping into a wardrobe. J. E. Smith's promises were all blown away, except the gin-house. Two negro men were killed and several seriously wound? ed. Faueett'a mill is also reported blown down, and reports of disasters are pon stantly coming in. The mail carrier, who came from Appling, brings news of dread? ful disasters in that neighborhood. The houses of S. Hutchinson, Solon lluese, John Boston and several others are de? stroyed?no persona in them injured. Goorge Dareey's house was destroyed, and his mother, Mrs. Martha Darcey, killed. George Grey's house was blown down, and his mother seriously injured. Dr. Bailey's house at Appling was blown down, and his sister. Miss Maggie Bailey, killed, and Miss Malone seriously in? jured. One end of the Court House was blown in. A report here from Oamnk states that every liouso in the village was hlown down to-day by the tornado, except one, which is partially doatroj-ed. Mr. Field? ing was badly bruised, and Mr. Gecsling, the watchman at the Georgia Railroad Depot, was killed. He was standing be? hind a train of cara, which were blown over and crushed him to death. Several other persons were seriously injured by falling timbers. A number of horses, mules and cattle were killed. Several freight cars standing on the track at On mak were blown across the track. The cyclone passed botween Camak an da sta? tion above, called Gnnn's Mills, coming from the direction of Warrcnton, going North for some miles, and then turning East. The destruction near Thomson cannot bo described?thero are six or more dead men, and a great many who aro so badlv hart that they will probably die. The following is the latest report of casualties at Camak: Mrs. Wright has two ribs broken; Mrs. Jones has her back broken; one of tho Rev. Mr. Piloher's sons was killed. The conductor of the Georgia Railroad train reports that at about ten minutes to 1 o'clock, Saturday, a tornado approached Camak from tho direction of Warrenton. In almost an instant every house in the place was levelled. The hotel fell a total wreck; the depot was blown down. There were sevjnd persons in the latter at the time, all of whom were more or less in? jured. Mr. T. C. Kneller, conductor on ono of the trains of the Macon and Au? gusta Railroad, was painfully hurt. Mr. S. B. Fielding, the telegraph operator, was also injured, but not senouslv. The skull of Mr. Edward Skinner, fireman, was crushed in and ono arm broken; he will probably die. Two negroes took re? fuge under the* depot when the storm commenced, and were not seen after? wards. It is supposed that thev were buried under the ruins. Just as the tor? nado struck the place, Mr. Thomas Goos ling, watchman for the railroad company, tons of guano. The car was overturned and fell upon Mr. Geesling, killing him instantly. Several other persons besides those mentioned were reported killed I and wounded at Camak. Between Ca? mak and Thompson were noticed one singular fact. On ono side of the road tho trees wero lying in one direction, and ou tho other in another. This would seem to indicate that the storm which desolated Camak and the one that visited Thomson almost at the same time met near the lino of the road; Traveling in opposite directions, their force must have been terrific. The noise attendant upon the tornado was terrific in the extreme. Tho whole section of country near Camak is prostrate. The track of the tornado was ono seem? of desolation. Timbers wero strewn in every direction and forests laid waste. The people were IMUiic-strioken, and tied from their muses. In the main portion of the town the wrath of tho storm was not felt. Rain fell in torrents and flooded tho streets, but tho tornado confined itself to the Northern extremity. The cyclone struck Appjing with terrific force. One end of the court house was blown in. Dr. Bailey's house was blown down, and his sister, Miss Bailev. killed. Miss Ma? lone was seriously injured. Other casual? ties and great destruction of property are reported in that Koction. Tho tornado causod fearful destruction along its track, laying waste houses, trees and fences, and killing persons and stock. Tho Baptists were holding a meeting *nt Elam Church, near Camak, when the storm demolished it, killing three and wounding twenty-five. Resi? dences and out-houses were demolished on many plantations in Warren, McDuffie and Columbia Counties, in Georgia, tho destruction extending into Edgefiold, Aiken and Barnwell Counties, in South Carolina. In some places, persons were blown a distance of sixty yards. In Columbia County, Georgia, three negroes were killed and twenty-flvo per? sons woundod. Ten houses on Dr. Hamilton's plaoo wero destroyed. It is impossible to give a correct idea of the amount of property lost Several hun? dred thousand dollars will not cover it Fearful suffering is already reported in the devastated territory. Nothing has been so universally destructive, it being the severest storm ever known in this section. Tho tornado struck Aiken, S. C, at 5 o'clookP. M., and tho Catholic Chapel, which had never beon quite finishod, though services wero held there, wus blown down, and not a ?tick is standing. A negro honso was party knocked down by a falling tree, and miles of fencing blown down. No lives were lost. 1 At' the Woodward plantation, twelve miles Cf-.-i. v. -xL-L ttf!- j.. ? ? 'J.\_ 1_!l 1':_' the dwelling honso and store. Two ne pro children'were killed and several ne rgroea badly hurt. At Windsor, no harm was dono, but the hail-storm was very i heayyv^'?pe hail-stone, which was mea? sured, was mix ami three-quarter inches In circumference. Betwoen 4 and o'clock, on Saturday afternoon, the Btorm swept over Florence liind the vioinity with great violence. I Trcea wiere torn up and thrown across tho truck of the North-eastern Railroad, [and had to be cut away before the trains '"could pass. The damage was considera , bio. A colored man was killed, and a 1 colored child had its arm broken. Hail [stones fell as largo as a man's thumb. Mu. Euitok: As our legislators soenifto propose becoming permanent residents of Columbia, I submit for their present or future consideration a question that appears to me worthy of their investiga? tion, because it is, as now existing, it public outrage. They are aware there is it railroad running through a large por? tion of South Carolina, connecting At? lanta. Oa., with Charlotte, N. ('.. called the Air-Line Road, and which is now monopolizing the transportation business us a connecting link between upper South Carolina and the North-west Freights shipped from any point in the North-west by this route to any portion of South Carolina will stop and lie over at the depot on that road, in this State, until the amount of charges Ls paid, be? fore the freight will be forwarded. For instance, a bill of goods shipped from St. Louis to Abbeville Court House, will stop at Greenville Court House and re? main th':re indefinitely, unless the con? signee nt Abbeville sends inonev to Greenville to pay the accumulated charges. Who is responsible for this outrage? The Air-Line Road says "the Greenville Raid will not advance charges," fas. Did the Air-Line Road "advance charges"' at Atlanta? Or was not the entire amount of freight pro rated through to Greenville, and all the charges paid at that point were tho en'-ire charges from St. Louis to Greenville? For many years such a thing has never been heard of as a railroad advancing freight bills. The merchandise is always worth tue freight, and tho charges should not, indeed never are, except in cases like this, collected, except at the point of destination. Then why this interruption here? Is it because Mr. Magrath, the President of the Greenville and Colum? bia Railroad, is splenetic, and wishes to drive North-western freights all the way round by Augusta, Uranchville and Co? lumbia.'' Or is it becauso the Air-Line, becoming a monopoly, wishes to exercise all tlm assumed privileges of these ourses: This is a question, Mr. Editor, that materially concerns a large proportion of our citizens, and it is sinccri ly hoped the Legislature may consider it of suffi? cient magnitude and importance to de maud th?ir immediate attention. Vorv truly. A FRIEND. " - Death 07 Jons Mxxohei* -The Irish patriot, John Mitchel, the announce? ment of whose death is contained in a despatch from London, was born Novem? ber 3, 1815, in the town of Dungiven, County of Derry, where his father offi? ciated as a minister of the. Unitarian per suasion. He graduated at Trinity Col? lege, Dublin, in 1836, studied law and practiced his profession for six years in Newry and Hanbridge, during the stormy period of O'Connell's monster meetings, and tho arrest, trial and imprisonment of the great agitator. Mitchel showed so much talent, courage and patriotism, that in 1815, when only thirty years old, he was called to edit the Xutlon, then, as now, one of the moat influential papers in Ireland. His bold articles in the cause of his country soon brought him into trouble with tho Government and with his associate in the paper?Gavan Duffy, who was alarmed at the bold stand taken by Mitchel. Duffv insisted on pruning his articles, and "Mitchel, quit? ting the Nation, established a paper whioh he determined to niake a truer re? flex of Irish opinion. Ho accordingly founded, in the beginning of 1K1H, the Untied Irishman, which he conducted with his accustomed boldness and vigor. Such a journal could not avoid suppres? sion nor its editor imprisonment. After an existence of three months, tho United Irishman was suppressed, Mitchell was arrested, tri'd and sentenced to trans? portation for a term of fourteen years. He passed ten months of his imprison? ment in the West indies. At the expira? tion of that time, he was taken tu the penal settlement of Australia. For sonic time ho was allowed to go at large upon his parol of honor: but July 15), 1851, he rode tip ton magistrate'sotfice, renounced his parol and surrendered himself. Be? fore the astonished official could recover from his surprise, Mitchel dashed from the office, mounted r. fleet horse, and made his escape. lie lauded at New York November !?, 1851, and soon afterwards founded tho Irish Citizen. He went from Now York to Tennessee, where ho commenced the publication of the Soulhern Citizen. When the war be? tween the South and North commenced, thu gallant Irishman oust his fortunes with tho section of his adoption, and supported tho Confederate causa with all his ability. During the war he edited the Richmond Kxainimr, one of the most noted Southern papers. In a recent speech in Ireland he boasted that he was a Confederate, and declared that tho best men in America wero on tho Southern side. He had three gallant sons in the Confederate army, one of whom was killed at the battle of Gettysburg and an? other?Capt. John Mitchel?was killed while in command of Fort Sumter. After the war, Mitchel returned to Now York, and for some timo conducted the Irish Citizen. A short time since tho repre? sentative of Tipperary in the British Parliament resigned in order that Mitchel might be elected in his stead. He ac? cepted the invitation, and, though still unpardoned, returned to Ireland, ac? companied by his son, after an absonco of twenty-seven years. The Govern? ment did not venture to arrest him, but strongly opposed his election. In spite of this opposition, his reception was a continued ovation, and he was returned by a largo majority. He was not allowed to take his seat, and, on motion of Dis? raeli, the seat was declared vacant and a new election ordered. Determined not to yield, he was again a candidate, and a few days since was returned a second time by an overwhelming vote. He has been in wretched health for some time past, and. his death ?an almost daily ex? pected. 1 Cm Items. $5 will secure u ticket in the real estate distribution. . j The publication of the Weekly Union j haa been suspended. The drawing of the Greensboro Lottery, we learn, has boen postponed to the l'Jth April. The members of the Legislature leave us on Friday-- a resolution to that effect having been adopted by both Houses. You can get all styles of job printing, from a visiting card to a four-sheet post? er, at the PaosNXX office. Trices satisfac? tory. The Columbia Directory; compiled by Messrs. JJeasley & Emerson, is being published at the PudsKzi office. It will bo out this week. Three questions to be put to ourselves before speaking evil of any man: "First, is it true? Second, is it kind? Third, is it necessary?" The Excelsior Literary Society, of New berry College, will accept our thanks for a card of invitation to their anniversary celebration, on Friday evening, March 2G, at 7A o'clock. A Rnni" was played at the garrison grounds, yesterday, between the "Colum? bia" and the ?'Union" Base Ball Clubs, in which the former were victorious. The s -ore st^o l: Columbia 3'2; Union 31. The Sintttmrn ifttsical Jourwtl,tox March, has been received. The subscription is only SI.25, for which over $10 worth of music is furnished. Ludden ?fc Bates, Savannah, Ga., are tho publishers. Sunday wad a day to be remembered. The sun shone bright and not a cloud was to be seen. It was so warm that a number of spring suits were to be seen. Yesterday there was a change, and the weather felt winterish. The election for Comptroller-General comes off to-day. The candidate; are legion -Dr. Neagle, Senator Dunn, Gens. Anderson and Stoibrand, Representa? tive Myers, C'upt. Little, Messrs. Fille brown, Jones and others. We have received copies of the catu. logue of seeds?vegetable, dower, etc.? of Emil Kratz, Hochheim-Erfurt. As it is printed in German, (a dead language to us.) we will be compelled to turn it over to some of our fatherland friends. A portion of the track of the < har lottc, Columbia and Augusta Railroad was washed up nenr Augusta, on tho 20th; but by the use of the South Caro? lina Railroad track, from Gnvniteville, there was but littlo delay to trains. The Augusta papers report the death of a Mr. Dorsey, of Columbia, S. C, at Thomson, Ga., during a tornado, on Saturday last. This must be a mistake, as no individual of that name ih missing from this city. A shrewd trick was played by an en? tertaining female upon one of our sus? ceptible bank officers, a few days ago. She presented n check from ?n Augusta bank for $80.25, and when Augusta wtis heard from, it was found that the amount was only S8.25. It is humiliating to have to record that the demi-truin, a skirt just long enough to sweep the filth of the street, and con? veniently befoul itself over muddy crossings, steadily holds its own, in smite of all that has been Paid and writ ton against it. We have been authorized to state that J. P. Southern, Esq., one of the Commis? sioners appointed under the liquidation bill, sent in his resignation tho day the Governor's veto was presented; and, much to his surprise, the letter has not yet been rea 1 to the House. Homicide.- -A brief despatch from Snmter, last night, states that Butler Speers, a colored man, formerly a mem? ber of the Legislature and now Chair? man of the Board of County Commis? sioners, was killed by Joseph Skinner, a young lawyer, who is at present con? nected with tho Sheriff s office. A yau'Anr.r Ornament to a Hotel Reading Room.?There has recently been placed in the reading room of the Whee? ler House, of this city, one of L. W. Burton's patent hotel writing tables, which is attracting a good deal of atten? tion. It is one of the most convenient and at the same time one of the most handsomo ornaments, wo have yet seen for a hotel. This table is made of black walnut, and is eight feet long and four feet wide, with inclined surfaces on each side, making a double table, ex? ceedingly convenient for letter-writers. Extending the length of the table, in the centre, is an ornamental partition, also made of black walnut, containing, in frames, a directory of many of our lead? ing business houses, tho cards of each establishment using this method of ad? vertising,' being emblazoned on glass in gilt and silvered letters. Our friend Pollock desorves credit, and wo award it, for his enterprise in adding thia hand? some feature to his reading room. , Hun? dreds of these tables are being put up in tho leading hotels of the North by Mr. Burton and his men. "A wordfto tho wise is sufficient" We will simply stale that this desk is patented, and as tho manufacturers, venders and users are equally liable in an action brought for j infringement it would be well for our 1 hotel keepers in the South to ascertain if I parties offering to furnish theso tables 1 aro authorized by power of attorney from L. W. Burton (patentee) to do so. Mr. James G. Gibbeti has just returned . from Florida,- vhere he haa been visiting ^ the region of the fit John's Biver, look ing particularly at the lend which is bes adapted to the production of the orange He gives glowing, accounts of this por? tion of Florida, and thinks no business comparable to orange culture. A few j acres set out in orange trees will, in a . short time, yield a handsome income." He met a gentleman in Pulatka, who owns a four acre orange lot in fall bear? ing, for which he has refused $60,000. These are the veritable gurdens of tho Hesperides, bearing luscious golden fruit. We feel like going right down j thero with grafting tools, budding knife A and other things with which to make afl fortune forthwith. But the viaticum i JB lacking, the money to invest is non eif,? and so we content ourselves with advis? ing those who are more flush to think of it, bilk to Col. Gibbes and learn tho points and particulars of how to pro? ceed and how to succeed. There's I money in it. Caucussino.?There was no session of the Legislature, last night, but the mem- j bers held a caucus, to hear from the can? didates for Comptroller-General. Repre? sentative Hirsch presided, and intro? duced the speakers. First came Dr. J. L. Nengle, who, in a lengthy speech, in? formed the assemblage of what ho had done and what be expected to do. Mr. ' Fillebrown followed in a short, crisp i speech. The irrepressible Kirk then J mounted the rostrum, but thero seemed little disposition to hear what he had to say?he w.ia not himself a candidate, but nominated Gen. McGowan. Gor. Cham? berlain was roughly handled for a time, when Mr. K. deemed it best to retire 1 without completing his rodomontade, j Senator Dunn presented his claims in a few remarks. Representative Myers, of Beaufort, announced himself a candidate for the position, and expressed the hope that tho Legislature would make a judi? cious selection. Gen. Stoibrand stated that be bad been among this pooplo nearly ten years and nearly everybody knew him; he would favor none, but do justice to all. Capt. Little said ho was no speaker; his claim for tho position was that he had served several years faithfully in the office as a subordinate. Reading Clerk Marshall, after thanking the friends who had brought him for? ward, declined the nomination. A mo? tion to adjourn was then carried, tha crowd departed and the gas was ex? tinguished. Supreme Court Decisions, Saturday, March 20, 1875.?Samuel Hunter, appel? lant, vs. Wardlaw k EdwardB, respond? ents. New trial ordered. Opinion by Wright, A. J. Julia A. Boykin, et of.; appellants, vs. John B. Watte, respondent. Motion dis? missed. Opinion by Wright, A. J. W. B. Charles, respondent, vs. P. FL Jacobs, appellant. New trial ordered. Opinion by Willard, A. J. D. B. DVSaussure, administrator, re? spondent, vs. H. McClenaghan, adminis? trator, appellant. Judgment and report of referee set asido and case remanded. Opinion by Willard, A. J. 1 :' :' In re K. G. Billings, executor, vs, Irwin Clinton, et at, J. D. Perry, et of, appellants. Order of Circuit Court of July 10, 1871, set aside. Opinion by Moses, C. J. Proznixxlha-?Discontent is the moth of human happiness. It is the duty of every person to moke himself agTeeable in the sight of others. |PIf there be a pride which is in itself a ?virtue, it is the pride of intellectuality. This will outweigh all pride of wealth and ancestrv. 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