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Tuesday Horning, June 22,1875.
Beechkr's Double.?Human nature is
the Bame the world over and for all time.
The old dramatists held the mirror up
to nature with such on honesty of pur?
pose and caught the lights and shadows
of lifo with such fidelity that their works
remain as chronicles of the virtues and
vices of onr own times. Tho dramatic
attitude in which the principals of the
Brooklyn scandal find themselves has
suggested frequent reference to the old
plays, and comparisons have been insti?
tuted by the adherents of one side be?
tween the fictitious characters and tho
?real persouoges, in order to show how it
i3 that Mr. Beeoher cannot bo guilty,
and,, by the other side, as well, to illus
.tr?te bow it is that he cannot be inno?
cent "Othello" has been especially
-fruitful in apt quotations. A writer hss
rooontly cited an obsolete piny, called
??El Capitado," or the "Mutlled Man,''
by the Spanish dramatist, Caldiron, in
vwhich tho idea that a man's double is
.bis most dangerous enemy is treated in
a masterly manner. The plot is con?
cerning a young man who was dogged
-all his life by a masked and mysterious
.person, who thwarted his plans inces?
santly, and blasted hiB hopes at tho mo?
ment of fruition. When on the point of
consummating a happy marriage El
Capitado again opposes him. Thoy
.draw and fight During tho conflict the
-mask falls from the mysterious foe,
whose antagonist, horror-stricken to see
his own countenance exposed to view,
dies in agony. The play is a dramatic
illustration of the truth of the words of
Christ: "A man's foes shall be of his
own household." El Capitado was
i armply a personification of the victim's
? own passions. Taking up the analogy,
and setting aside the question of actual
guilt of tho orimes charged, the writer re?
flects that "Boecher'o frivolity in dealing
with saored things, his pulpit levity, his
impatience with all reproof or instruc
<' tion, his indifference to public opinion
. en social proprieties, his reckless mis?
management of an enormous income, his
playing fast and loose with persons and
with promises, his facile adaptation to
the Gospel on Sunday and during the
week to the dirty crew that hung round
him?all come upon him in his latter
days, and he finds El Capilado his worst
enemy." This theory gives color to the
testimony that Mr. Beeoher carried a vial
?of pruBsic acid about his person, in order
t to bo prepared to shuttle off his mortal
coil the instant affairs camo to their
worst. The Louisville Courier-Journal
also declares that the adroitly woven
screen which Beecher's congregation
.threw around the high priest of a new
gospel is being torn apart, thread by
: thread of the glittering fubrio, by the
-. cumulating argument of Beach. There
is a pleasant little story of Hans Ander?
sen, about "The King and his Fine
Clothes," in which a vain monarch,
naked as Adam in a primal paradiso, is
induoed to believe, by three weavers,
that they have clothed him in gorgeous
robes. The King called upon his court?
iers, as he strode about his palace in a
state of nudity, to admire his garments.
They bowed and flattered him. Ho or?
dered his gorgeous chariot, and standing
in it, he made a triumphant procession
through the streets of his capital city,
till at last a little child screamed out:
"But, niainma, the King is naked!" The
cry ran through the multitude, and,
King as he was, he was forced to retire
.in disgrace to his abode. JIoc fabula
The W. L. I. in New York.?Ball But?
ton telegraphs to the Xetes and Courier,
nnder date of N*ew York, June 19:
The W. L. I., in good condition, after
fulfilling their many pleasant engage?
ments in Boston, commenced falling
.back slowly on their base, Pier 29, North
River, New York, on Friday afternoon,
the Old Guard, of New York, Boston
Light Infantry und 10,000 other friends
acting as escort. The parting and "good?
bye" at Old Colony Depot was a notable
event Cheers rent the air, hats were
iwung aloft, and handkerchiefs waived as
rhe train bore off the New York and
Carolina boys from the joyous and hos?
pitable old city of Boston. As a mark of
regard for their Carolina comrades, the
Boston Light Infantry had prepared a
massive gold medal, with appropriate in
scriptione, and presented it to the W.
L. I. before leaving their quarters in
Boston. On the Fall River boat, last
night, there was a glorious time indeed.
Early this morning, we arrived at Pit r
28, fresh as larks. The veterans of the
f minus Seventh Regiment, Gen. Mar?
shall Lofferts commanding, captured the
entire party, and proceeded to Delmoni
co's, where an elegant dinner was await?
ing us. 500 guests were present. South
Carolina was toasted in elegant terms,
and the sentiment was received with tho
wildest enthusiasm by the assembled
company. Gen. McLean, tho com?
mander of the Old Guard, then took the
Wr. L. I. to visit tho Stock Exchange, of
which he is President, ond this was the
occasion of a further exhibition of good
feeling. The cordiality roso to enthu?
siasm, and was of such a character and
duration as to interrupt the usual daily
business. The "Eubiw flag" was borne
constantly by the detachment in New
York, and was the centre of universal
interest Everywhere tho presence of
tho company was the signal for cheers
from tho crowds along tho line of march,
down Broadway and Warren streets to
the steamship Charleston, Pior 29, North
River, where the party embarked for
Charleston at 3.30, and may bo expected
home on Tuesday morning.
Prof. James H. Carlisle, LL.D., ron
tub Presidency of WorroB? College.?
There is soon to be an election, to fill
a vacancy in the Presidency of the above
named institution. This is to suggest
Dr. Carlisle as the man lor the place. In
scholarship, intellectual vigor and
breadth, exalted Christian character and
influence throughout tho State, Prof.
Carlisle is unsurpassed by any gentle?
man of our commonwealth; and, besides
all this, his long conneotion with Wof
ford College, n connection coeval with
tho history of tho institution, has illus?
trated quito fully and satisfactorily his
eminent qualification for the high posi?
tion which your correspondent ana tho
people of tho State demand for him. Let
not tho trustees of tho college fail to
elect him at the approaching commence?
A well-informed Washington corres?
pondent, alluding to the expected return
of President Grant from Long Branch to
that city, says: "When the President
reaches Washington, matters in relation
to certain Federal office-holders in the
South will come before him in such a
shape as to require some new appoint?
ments in that section, although it is pos?
sible that action may be delayed longer
in consequence of tho investigations
which are now in progress in regard to
the conduct of these men not being suf?
ficiently advanced. The very plain and
decisive manner in which the new At?
torney-General speaks of the improper
practices of the men who were sustained
und encouraged by his predocessor, is
received with much gratification by the
representative Southern men who come
here. It has recently been given out in
quarters cIobo to tho President, that he
thoroughly approves ot Pierropont's de?
termination to weed out the unscrupu?
lous partisans who have now held for
several years tho sword of Federal jus?
tice in the South. The President is said
to bo convinced that tho 'Southern poli?
cy* into whioh he was betrayed twelve
months since, was a great mistake, and
has resolved to substitute for it that poli?
cy of fraternal love and reconciliation
which has been so heartily taken up by
the people of the North and the people
of the South. This intelligence of the
President's determination will, of course,
be received with marked approval aB
over the country.
A Washington despatch says: "The
clerks of the Interior Department have
been assessed one per cent, on their sala?
ries, for a fund whioh is now being
raised hero to be used in the Ohio cam?
paign. As the names of the higher offi?
cials of the department appear on the
list as subscribers, the clerks who have
been called upon lack tho courage to re?
fuse. All this is in direct violation of
the ordor of the President, prohibiting
political assessments upon tho depart?
ment employees. A personal friend of
the President stated, to-day, that he
should call his attention to this matter,
and inquire whether it had received Iub
sanction. It is not probable, however,
that the President will interfere."
Distinguished Exiles.?The appear?
ance on the streets of Charleston, on Sa?
turday, of a number of Spanish and
South American doubloons, created quite
a stir in the community?anything like
gold coin being a scarce article in that
city, outside the brokers' offices. The
doubloons being traced np, it was osccr
tained that they came from a party of
distinguished exiles from the Uruguayan
republic, who had arrived at that port
on the bark Puig, from Montevideo, via
Havana. The gentlemen composing the
party are all South Americans, and na?
tives of Uraguay. Very few of them can
Bpeak English, and these only to a li?
mited extent. They give the following
account of themselves: On the 15th of
February last, Don Elluari, the constitu?
tional President of the Oriental Republic
of Uruguay, was ousted from his office
by a military usurpation, by whom the
Government was placed in the hands of
Pedro Variola. Many of the exiles were
prominent members of President El
lnnri's Government, and others were
members of the army who assisted in the
establishment of the republic. On tho
2-ltirof February, the Government fear?
ing an attempt to restore President El
luuri's Cabinet, sent a brief notice to
these gentlemen to prepare themselves
to leave Montevideo in forty-eight hours,
and on tho 20th of the same month, they
were all arrested and sent on board the
bark Puig, which had been chartered by
the officials for tho purpose, and which
immediately put to sea.
A Grand Sovthki-.s Exposition-.- The
directors of the Mechanics' und Agricul?
tural Fair Association of New Orleans,
La., have resolved to hold a Southern
States Agricultural and Mechanical Expo?
sition in that city, which will be open to
the world, commencing February 2(i, 187(1,
and continuing ten days, covering the
Mardi Gras festivities and the firemen's
anniversary. It will be under the auspices
of the association and a board of special
commissioners, composed of tho Go?
vernors of tho Southern States, the Pre?
sident of Mexico, the executive officers of
the Central American States, tho United
States Ministers to Mexico and Central
America, the masters of the State
Granges of tho Patrons of Husbandry,
and a commissioner at large from each
Southern Shite. Tho work of prepara?
tion is to commence at once, and a
bureau of information is to be opened on
the 1st of July. The expenses arc to bo
met by an assessment on the stock of the
members of the association, and on ap?
ical to tho mercantile community for
an appropriation of $25,000.
ISJA St. Louis poet begins, "I dreamed
the seas were full of rum." That would
make things lively. Tho big waters
would all be drained off without a cent
of oxponse, and there would be new land
enough to give everybody eighty acres.
Tho Greenville Enterprise and 3foun
taineer Btates that a new factory for the
manufacture of cotton yarns and cloth
will be erected at Erwins shoals, near
the Laurens and Abbeville line, in Lau
rens County. It is to be nnder the con?
trol of the Grangers, and the work of
the construction of the building is to
commence as soon as $50,000 worth of
stock is taken, when the foundation is to
Machias, Maine, celebrated on the
12th inst., the centennial anniversary of
the first sea-fight of the Revolution. The
Atlanta Constitution pricks the bubble by
proving that the first naval combat at
the mouth of the Savannah River took
place two days earlier, to wit: on the
10th day of June, 1775. The Constihdion
takes its facts from Stevens' histnrv of
Georgia?a work always regarded as
Queen Victoria is past fifty-six, and is
now getting on to sixty; and for her
years she is still a young-looking
woman. Her eldest grand-child, the son
of the Crown Prince of Germany, is now
sixteen, and it is quite possible, consi?
dering the age at which Roval Princes
are married, that she may be a great
grand-mother before she is sixty; and
may live to see her great-great-grand?
Ex-Senator Hunter, of Virginia, and
Gen. Preston, of South Carolina, have
been invited to address the association
of the alumni of the university of Vir?
ginia on the first of July, on the occasion
of the semi-centennial celebration.
These gentlemen entered as students at
the opening of the university in 1S25,
during the life-time of Jefferson, the
The Washington Cltroniele chivraeter
izes in the harshest language the acts of
the Maryland mob which lynched a ne?
gro ravisher. It has nothing, however,
to say against the hanging of Dr. Busch,
a thief, by the citizens of Concordia, New
York The Annapolis people value tho
lives and honor of their women; the
Concordia people value their goods and
A Severs Gai.e.?Indian town, S. C,
was visited on the ovening of the 12tli
inst. by a sovcro gale, accompanied by
immense rain-fall. The damage has
been serious. Many buildings were un?
roofed, thousands of trees wero blown
down, fences prostrated, and the grow?
ing crops are in woful condition. A
valuable horse was killed by a falling
It is now reported that, no matter
what the verdict may be in the scandal
case at Brooklyn, the Congregationalists,
not bound hand and foot to Mr. Beeoher,
wUl read Plymouth Church out of the
party. Well, Boecher is able to get up a
new religion and there are plenty of
Fire Aoain.? We hear that Mr. H. O.
Smoak had the misfortune to lose his re?
sidence by fire on Sunday morning last,
but cannot give particulars as to whether
his furniture was saved or not. Between
the tornadoes, firo and hail, our friends
in the fork are being sadly damaged.
Great excitement prevails at McMinn
ville, Tenn., owing to the murder of
two brothers, named Brown, by a man,
named Harris, and another. Two men
have been arrested as accomplices of the
They met, that is, she went to the store,
And made him turn his department o'er,
Till he vanished behind the goods, and
She pleasantly said she would call
Tho gentle Sioux has found that it is
no go with the Govarnmcnt, and when
he gets home he will survey the waving
top-knots of his pale face brothers, anil
his song will be, "I'll gather them in, I'll
gather them in."
The Bunch and Hardec execution is
again exciting the attention of the color?
ed portion of the Charleston community.
Next Friday is tho day fixed for the exe?
cution of the sentence.
In New York they are betting two to
one that the trial of Beecher will result
in a disagreement of tho jury, while tho
wagers are even as to the rolative chances
of a verdict of guilty or acquittal.
Mr. Stannea, of Clarendan County, one
day last week, killed at genuine horn
snake, which is said to be the taost dan?
gerous of all the snako tribe, the musical
rattlo monster not excepted.
The diarrhea prevails to an alarming
extent at Granitevillo, and many chil?
dren have died from its effect. Four
funerals haviug taken place on Thurs?
A wash-out on the Chicago, Ibu-k
Island and Pacific Railroad, near Platts?
burg, Mo., on tho 10th, threw tho train
from the track and fatally injured seve?
During the Savannah Bailroad litiga?
tion, in Charleston, ion the 10th, Mr.
Corbin asserted that "Chief Justice
Moses had been induced to prostitute
his office ". Heavy.
The oldest individual in the Little
Rock section, Marion County, a colored
woman, died recently. According to all
accounts her age was from 110 to 125.
The Governor has appointed E. J.
Parker Trial Justice of Williamsbnrg,
and J. W. Lucas Notary Public of Colle
At Easley Station, during a recent tor?
nado, a portable engine and two oxen
were blown over 100 yards.
In Edgefiold there has been a drought
of six weeks' duration. Cotton and corn
are suffering terribly.
Miss Anna Dickinson has determined
to become an actress, and will shortly
make her debid in San Francisco.
The Sullivan's Island street railway
has been completed, and the islanders
are presumed to be happy.
Crrr Items.?Subscribe for (don't bor-1
Snbsoribe for tho Phoenix.
Croquet in the nicest game in the
world, if the girl is.
The festive mosquito has begun the
campaign, and, as a consequence, spring
profanity has fairly commenced.
Talking men are useful; but the men
who keep their mouths shut reap tho
Attend the auction sale of clothing
and dry goods, at 154 Main 3trcet, com?
mencing this morning, at 10 o'clock.
The moon shone out, last night, bright
as new money; the skies were clear as a
bell, and the temperature just tho kind
An Indiana young woman has gone I
blind from using candy paint to redden
her cheeks. This act should open the I
eyes of other young women, but it won't.
Perry A Slawson hove received their
now brands of cigars, and aro selling the
odd brands at a great sacrifice. Small
dealers should look after these bargains.
Gentlemen from Camdcn report that
ancient town as pushing along rapidly
in a business point of view. Twelve to I
fifteen new stores are being erected at I
This is the season to dilate on the
beauties of nature, the verdure, the
wild flowers, the playful lambs, etc.?
especially the lamb, with a few green
peas thrown in.
Onions are said to be the most health?
ful spring diet you can have on your
bill of fare. But be sure to turn your J
head while in conversation with a friend
after you have partaken of the delicacy.
The season for green fruit is now upon I
us and diseases incident prevail. Mra. j
M. A. Diseker has kindly furnished us I
with a remedial agent?a bottle of excel?
lent blackbery wine, of her own prepara-1
Summer is usually regarded as the I
sickly season; but we are assured by one
of our principal city undertakers that j
from the months of June to October,
there are fewer deaths than during any
other portion of the year. The ripe fruit
may make persons siok; but don't trot
out the King of Terrors.
Mr. Adam Crews was carried before
Judgo Mackey, yesterday morning,
under a writ of habeas corpus, and, after
a full hearing of the case, tho prisoner
was rcloosed, on his own recognizance,
in the sum of $300. Tho report was in I
circulation that Mr. Joseph Crews was to I
be arrested; but he is yet at large.
The blackberry and plum season is
now fully open, and the chronic idlers
of the town are smiling with benevo?
lence and complacency as they realize
that the starvation period is about
passed, and that they can now get a
bounteous meal for nothing, simply by
"going for it."
The annual commencement of the
Methodist Female College will be held
in the Chapel of the institution, begin?
ning on Monday evening next and con?
cluding with a concert and reception on
Tuesday evening, Juno 20. President
Jones has furnished us with a ticket of
Judge Reed has ordered indictments
to be framed against the County Com?
missioners of Charleston and other
County officers, nnd they are to be
brought before him at the next term of
Court, on a charge of official misconduct
and fraud. The official evil-doers in
different pans of the State aro coming
A Mysmtv.? Considerable curiosity
was excited, yesterday, by tho report
that several tin boxes, containing valua?
bles, had been dug up on the premises
of Col. A. B. Taylor, corner Laurel and
Assembly stroets?that the information
as to the location of the buried treasure
had been conveyed by a life-prisoner in
Sing Sing; that money, diamonds and
jewelry, to the amount of several thou?
sand dollars, had been recovered; that
the diggers had suddenly disappeared,
etc. Upon inquiry from Mr. Wells, who
occupies the old mansion, we were in?
formed that Detective Bcatty had re?
ceived information that a box, contain?
ing a valuable diamond and other small
articles, was Cburied about eighteen
inches below the surface, in tho vicinity
of an out-building and near a fruit tree
in the garden. Permission having been
given, several hands were put to work,
and after digging along two cotton rows
and commencing a third, the mysterious
sardine-box was upturned, and, without
opening it, Mr. Bcatty carried it off. He
has promised, however, to give us full
information relative to the matter to?
day, which we will promptly lay beforo
otir readers. Whether the box contained
the missing Augusta diamond, or some
of the property stolen by Sherman's
bummers, it is impossible for us to say.
The New Washington Street ME?
thodist CfiUBCH?DeDICATORT services.
This new, substantial and commodious
house of worship was dedicated, on
Sunday morning last, with appropriate
religious services. It is a handsome and
Bolid structure of brich, with towers of
unequal height, the tallest?-the bell
tower?being about 125 feet. Its ex?
terior dimensions, including the towers,
aro 70 by 105 feet. The interior mea?
sures 52 by 105 feet; from floor to
rafters 32 feet. It is elegantly painted
in fresco?gray, brown and blue. Its
acoustic properties ore excellent. The
building will seat comfortably 000 per?
sons on floor and end gallery. There
are no side galleries. The cost of the
building is in the neighborhood of
$30,000, about one-eighth of which was
subscribed at the North. Messrs. Par
bins A Allen, of Atlanta, are the archi?
tects, and Clark Waring, Esq., the
builder. Among the articles contributed
were two handsome mahogany chancel
chairs, by Miss Hampton; clock, by Mr.
' Wm. Glaze; bell, by the Ladies' Sewing
Society; the Biblo, by the Sunday School
scholars. The Baptist, Marion Street
and Presbyterian Churches were closed,
and, as a consequence, the new building
was thronged. In the pulpit and the
chancel were seated Bishop Wightman,
Bevs, J. H. Brj-Bon, Lovick Fcarse, A. B.
Woodfin, A. Coke Smith, W. H. Fleming,
Wm. Martin, W. T. Capers, W. D. Kirk
lnnd, W. A Walker, George Howe, Wm.
Miller and others.
At 10 o'clock, the deep-toned bell
summoned the worshippers, and at half
past 10, a few taps announced that tho
solemn services were about to begin.
Bev. Mr. rieniing arose and read the
opening hymn, which was beautifully
rendered by the choir?composed of
members of the different organizations
in the city. Bev. Wm. Martin offered a
fervent prayer. Bev. J. H. Bryson read
the first lesson and Bev. A. Coke Smith
the second. Bev: A. B. Wood fin read a
hymn, which was effectively sung by the
choir. Bishop Wightman then preached
a truly eloquent and long sermon, from
the text, "we preach Christ and him
crucified," which was attentively lis?
tened to. During the singing of a hymn,
a collection was taken up and a hand?
some sum realized. Bev. J. H. Bryson
then appealed to the throne of graco,
and after singing the doxology, the con?
gregation was dismissed.
In the afternoon, the venerable and
universally-beloved Bev. Lovick Pierce
preached a lengthy and entertaining ser?
mon to a large congregation, from the
text, "For God so lovod the world that
he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not
perish, but have everlasting life." In the
evening, Bev. Wm. T. Capers delivered
one of his beautiful and impressive dis?
List or. New Advertisements.
Meeting Capital Building & L. Asso.
B. Swaffleld?For Sale or Bent
L?rick k Lowrance?Thrashers, etc.
Perry A Slawson?Once More.
Meeting Knights Templar.
Hotel Ar.rivals, June 21.?Mansion
House?C. C. Tutt, L. M. Holland, O. M.
Boyster, city; Rev. H. F. Chrietzberg
and wife, Camden; Miss S. E. Kirby,
Spartanburg; Bev. E. M. Mcrxitt, Cam?
den; B. M. Willis, Miss S. C. Willis,
Miss Ella Willis, Williston; G. T. Beid,
Cokesbury: Wm. Kelly, Oconee; B. F.
Hemlrix. House.?W. H. Johnson, Go.;
J. W. Moore, S. C; M. H. Park, city;
D. E. Spencer, Jackson; E. B. Keith,
Timmonsvillc; W. H. Crain, Chester;
L. D. Blanding, Suinter.
The Indictments Against Tweed.?Of
the large number of indictments which
have been found against Tweed, many
of which were quashed or disposed of
under the trial of the famous omnibus
indictment, there remain in full force, it
is officially stated, sixteen fhdictuients
for felony, seven indictments for misde?
meanor, "and one new indictment for
conspiracy. In this new indictment he
is jointly charged with Peter B. Sweeney
with conspiring to defraud the city of
New York. This makes twenty-four cri?
minal indictmonts, exclusive of civil
suits. On these indictments, tho District
Attorney will probably issue bench war?
rants for each. The offences with which
Tweed is charged are forgery, larceny by
trick and device, (under the mock auc?
tion Act,") getting possession of money
or other property of value by obmining
an official signature under false pre?
tences, negligence of official duty, and
conspiracy to defraud.
Tnr. Demand for Work in New York.
Thu various labor bureaus in New York
are overrun with applications for work,
with an urgency rarely if ever known
before, and not only from one class of
persons, but from all trades and all in?
dustries. The decline in foreign im?
migration for the timo being is a positive
blessing; otherwise the evil would have
been immensely aggravated. Tho causes
of this state of things aro well under?
stood, and have their proper explanation
in tho stagnant condition of commerce,
trade and manufactures, which still pre?
vails. An effort will be made to forward
to the West and North-west as many
able-bodied laborers as aro competent to
perform farm work and to assist in
gathering in tho coming harvest.
< ? ?
Charles O'Conor doesn't encourage
tailors much, and his hat is probably tho
worst hat exhibited on a good head on
Broadway. There is a tradition among
tho New York lawyers that Mr. O'Conor's
hat was presented to him on the day of
his admission to the bar, and he has been
wearing it and sitting on it alternately