COLUMBIA, S. C.
'.Smnday Morning,, Julj 18, 1876.
Chubch Discipline in England.?The
American evangelists in England, while
they meet with a good deal of heavy sar?
casm in the Tory press, and ore reforred
to in the House of Lords by Lord Lyttlo
?ton, amid laughter, as giving "perform?
ances," have excited a certain spirit of
independence in various classes. An
Englishman is independent, or nothing;
tho church question in England is yet in
a very unsettled state, and between tho
non-conformists, dissenters and people
who go in for fair play, tho evangelists
have had supporters enough. In a cer?
tain way, these two are at the bottom of
tho point that has just been raised as to
the lawful right of a clergyman of tho
Church of England to preaoh in a non?
conformist pulpit. The Rev. Mr. Fre
mouth accepted an invitation, some
months ago, to preach in the "City Tem?
ple," but was deterred by a request from
the Bishop of London to await tho ex?
amination of tho legal right to occupy a
.pulpit of another sect The matter was
referred to eminent counsel, Mr. Fitz
james Stevens and Mr. Benjamin Shaw,
who gave lengthy opinions, in substance
that it was illegal for a clergyman of tho
Established Chnrch to occupy a non?
conformist pulpit in England, but that
tho law was not effective beyond English
territory. Thoy drew some fine distinc?
"If a meeting for a charitablo "object
were to be openod by a prayer, I should
not describe tho whole meeting as an act
of pnblio worship. If the prospects and
position of the charitable society wore
stated in a sermon preachod as part of a
roligioun service, I should describe the
?whole meeting as an act of public wor?
ship. Every caso mus tdopend upon its
At a reoent meeting held at tho "City
'Temple," a large gathering testified their
opposition to this ruling or to this state
.of facts. Samuel Morley, M. P., pre?
sided, Tho Dean of Westminster, whoso
dignity is well indicated by tho magni?
ficent and anciont Cathedral of which ho
has charge, was ono of the most indig?
nant expounders of the sense of tho meet?
ing ; and while Dean Stanley boasted
that "he gloried in tho freedom of the
freest, tho learning of the most learned,
and tho reasonableness of tho most ra?
tional church in Christendom,"hosought
to show by an historical review of the
turns in Christian liberality, how absurd
were the restrictions sought to be im?
posed. The Dean of Westminster moved
tho following resolutions, which were
"That the mooting is of the opinion
that tho restrictions placed upon the
clorgy of the Chnrch of England, ac?
cording to tho opinion of counsel now
given on tho Bubject, of conforming
ministers taking part in services other
than thoso prescribed by the Acts of
Uniformity, are injurious to tho fraternal
intorcourso between the various Protest?
ant Churches of the land, which is im?
peratively required in tho interests of
This was seconded by the Rev. New?
man Hall, and unanimously carried.
The Times disposes of tho question as
one not worthy of serious argument; but,
takon in connection with the agitation in
regard to disestablishing the church and
its other kindred elements in English
politics, this meeting of tho notables is
significant. To end where wo began, as
the Rev. Mr. Fremouth writes to tho
Times, tho law "appears to make it ille?
gal for him to join in such services as
those of Messrs. Moody and Sonkey."
Take away the petty Federal "organ?
izers," says Charles Nordhoff, in his last
lottor to tho New York Herald, and the
negro, loft face to faco with tho whito
man, no longor marched up in column
to tho central poll of tho County, but
voting in bis proper precinct; argued
with; hearing both sides for tho first
timo; knowing by experience, as he pre?
sently will, that tho Democrat is not a
monster, and that a Domocratio victory
does not mean his re-enslavemont, will
lose much of his interest in elections.
?"They won't vote unless they have wn o
organizers," was the universal testimony
of tho Republican managers, wherever
Mr. Nordhoff went in tho South.
* ? c>? ?
Ono of tho largost manufacturing insti?
tutions in tho country?tho Atlantic
Cotton Mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts
?closed recently; 1,250.operatives were
thrown out of work, und will lose at least
$80,000 in wages. Tho reason, according
to the Chicago Tribune, is a surplus of
manufactured goods which cannot be
sold abroad. The tariff prevents expor?
tation, aud the home market is too small
to keep the manufactories of tho country
in constant employment. Here is a
-"protected" concern and 1,250 very un?
protected operatives, who would all find
steady work and higher pay under free
Charlie Ross.?It is a year now since
Cbnrlie Ross disappeared, and yet no
clew has como to ms parents that will
lead them to him.j The little fair-haired
boy may have died within the year, or,
worse still, he may be in the haunts of
tbo thieves who stole him; but the pa?
rents live on in the agony of hope. In
the dread twelve-month that has just
ended, what anguiBh has been theirs;
what martyr of old has borno more ex?
quisite tormentB than they? Tho illu
Hory flashes of hopefulness that have
gilded tho otherwise impenetrable gloom
of tho household when it has been told
thorn that Charlie was found, havo only
served to darken more miserably the
black shadows that havo hung liko fune?
ral palls of woo around them, and each
night of sorrow has muffled tho sobs of.
tho stricken fireside and shrouded tho
hopes that came in dreams of what tho
morrow might bring. Tho strong fathor
has gono down under tho fearful
task of a year. His business is
ruinod, and the mind which guided
that business is itself not less a wreck.
If the strong man has thus bowed be?
neath tho weight of tho awful mystery
that clings to his household, what must
bo Baid of tho load the fond mother's
heart has borne? Not death, with all his
terrors, stalking gloomy and dread by
tho hearth-stone and snatching away tho
darling of tho household, could bo half
so terrible as the dread fate that has
robbed her of her youngest born, and
deniod her evon tho knowledge that ho
sloops in tho grave Surely they have
sounded tho very depths of earthly woo,
and drained to its dregs the bitterest cup
of earthly Borrow, and to-day, not less
than whon the whole land was shocked
at tho announcement of his strange dis?
appearance, does tho heart of every pa?
rent go out to them in earnost sympathy,
and from many a household, gladdened
by tbo prattlo of littlo ones, does tho
fervont prayer arise: "God help the
stricken parents and give thorn back
Postaoe.?A report just compiled by
Third Assistant Postmaster-General Bar?
ber, shows that 107,GIG,000 postal cards
wero sold during the fiscal voar which
ended June 30 last, against 01,079,000
issued for tho year which ended Juno
30, 1874. Tho increase, which is equiva?
lent to abont 18 1-10 per cent, seems to
indicate that tho postal cards aro grow?
ing in popular favor. The value of the
issue of ordinary postage stamps during
the year, was $18,271,479?an increase of
$990,237 over tho previous year. Tho
issue of newspaper and periodical post
ago stamps amounted to $815,902.47; of
ordinary stamped envelopes. and wrap?
pers to $4,124,477,34?an inoreaso of
$242,284.58; of postal cards $1,070,100.
Tho total issuo for Bale to tho publio was
$24,288,018.81?an inoreaso of $2,219,
794.05 over tho last fiscal year' Tho sale
of official postage stamps for the fiscal
year amounted to $834,970.25?a decrease
of $580,874.95 since Juno 30,1874; official
stamped envelopes $354,522.18?an in?
crease of $1,0G5.52 over the year 1874.
Tho Post Office Department has
adopted a new design for postal cards,
preparod at tho printing department of
the treasury. On tho upper left hand
corner is tho monogram U. S., across
which, in a scroll, are tho words "Postal
Card." On tho upper right hand corner
is the stamp, nearly square, instead of
elliptical, the sides of the stamp being
composed of fasces and tho top and bot?
tom of band scrolls, tho top ono having
the legend "U. S. Postage," tho lower
one, "Ono Cent." In tho centre of the
Stamp is the profile of the Goddess of
Liberty. It will bo printed in black,
upon card-board of the Kuh de X?e color,
and will soon be ready for issue.
When Gen. Lee visited this State, not
long before his death, a gentleman who
knew him well asked his opinion of
Sherman's conduct. This, it must be
remembered, was several years after the
war, when thero wero tho same means
that there aro now of forming a true
judgment. What passed is given as fol?
lows: D. H.?"Gen. Lee, Idesiro to ask a
question, which you will please not re?
ply to if thero is any impropriety in it."
Gen. Lee?"Ask it, sir." D. II.?"Was
Gen. Sherman, in his march through the
country, justified, under the usages of
war, in burning our homes over the
heads of our women and children, while
we wero in tho field?" Gen. Loe arose
from his chair with his eyes brightened,
and said: "No, sir! no, sir! it was the act
of a savage. Ho was not justified under
tho usages of war."
Failures fob the Past Six Months.?,
Dun, Barlow & Co.'s mercantile agency,
in their circular just issued, announce
tho total number of failures throughout
tho country for the past six months to
have been 3,377, with liabilities amount?
ing to $74,940,809. Of theso failures
Maryland furnished G8, with liabilities
aggregating SI,098,135; Virginia and West
ViTginial03, liabilities SI,383,084; Dis?
trict of Columbia 9, liabilities ?58,100;
Delaware 14, liabilities $124,500. This
is considerably less than tho averago of
tho previous four years. Though tho ox
eotations which wore indulged at tho
eginning of tho year as to a general re?
vival of business havo not been fulfilled,
tho circular takes a oheorful view of tho
future. Reports from all tho chief cen?
tres of trade indicate much that is en?
The Mandamus.?Wo have received tho
order which Iibb been served upon tho
Clerk of tho Court by bis Honor Jndgo
Maher, compelling him to hold his office
at Bamwell, tho County seat. We sup
poso our BlaekviRe friends will be taken
rather by surprise, and appeal to tho Su?
premo Court; but, even then, as before,
victory will perch, upon the banners of
justice and right. We feel almost like
orowing, but for the present, this is "just
good flnpugn."?Barmoell Sentinel
Citt Itkms.?Hot again, yesterday.
Florida killed 10,000 alligators for thoir
hides last year.
People turned their hats .down, and
risked only one eye on the burning pave?
Old typo in any .quantity, at from
twenty to thirty cents a pound, for sale
at Phoenix office.
Thero wore 9 deaths in Columbia for
tbo week ending the 17th?whites 4; co?
Mrs. Pollock's restaurant attracted
many visitors, yesterday. Tho location
is central?under the Openi House.
Every one who wishes to purchase
their goods for half price should not fail
to call at the store of Win. D. Love & Co.
Any and every stylo of book and job
printing executed promptly at Phcunix
office. Material of every kind on hand.
Wm. D. Lovo & Co. arc disposing of
their stock of boots and shoes at a sacri?
fice. All in need of such should go
Boarding school miss: "Oh, Charley! I
expect to graduate at next commence?
ment." "Graduate! what will you gra?
duate in." "Why, in white tulle."
Some wag says: * 'How hardly can a
ragged man enter into tho chnrch of the
period." If ho should fear a full stop,
lot him go in edgeways?ragged edge?
Customers appreciate the bargain coun?
ter system put in operation by Wm. D.
Love & Co. Their stock must be further
Mr. and Mrs. Lovell, Mr. and Mrs.
Cramer, with tho Columbia Comedy
Company, give "Lost in London" and
"Katkcrinc and Petrucio," on Wednes?
day evening next.
There was a completo revolution in
photographs, yesterday. Mr. Heckling
displayed a now revolving sign?tho bet?
ter to exhbit tho artistic work which he
is turning out.
A State official, while riding up Main
street, yesterday, received a tongue-lash?
ing and considerable abuse from another
official. The street is not a proper place
for such displays.
The house of a citizen was entered,
on Friday night, and a suit of clothes,
together with a pocket-book and con?
tents and a gold watch and chain, car?
ried off. $100 would hardly cover the
Tho German Schuetzen Fest comes off
on tbo 15th, 10th and 17th September
next. Tho arrangements are being com?
pleted, and as largo delegations from tho
sister societies are expected to be on
hand, an unusually jolly time may be
The Knights of Jericho, of Lexington,
have a celebration and furnish a barbecue
on the 12th of August, and have invited
the different lodges of Good Templars
of this city to be present. Tho invita?
tion has been accepted. Professor Ly
Brand's Silver Cornet Band will furnish
We have received from Messrs. George
Stinson A Co., art publishers, of Port?
land, Maine, a copy of a fine work of art
in the shape of a largo steel engraving,
(size 23 by 30 inches,) entitled "The
Little Orphan's Dream." The engraving
is by Mr. A. II. Bitchie, well known as
the best engraver on steel in America,
and is after one of Mr. B. F. Rcinhart's
famous paintings. Tho engraving is
now?just finished, and now, for tho first
time, boforo the public. Messrs. Stinson
A Co. publish a very largo vorioty of
pictures of all descriptions and prices,
and all are sold through agents by sub?
Death of Tiros. Davis, Esq.?Thos.
Davis, Esq., who, for twenty-five years,
was connected with tho Greenville and
Columbia and South Carolina Bail
roads, departed this life, on Friday
night, from paralysis, at tho rcsidencoof
Mr. John Green, in Lexington County.
Tho deceased was a native of Charleston,
and was about fifty years of age. His re
niains will bo interred at Elmwood
Cemetery, this morning.
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Religious Sebvices To-day. ?Trinity?
Rov. P. J. Shand, Rector; Rev. J. H.
Stringfellow, assistant; 11 A. M. and ?
St. Peter's?Rov. Fathor Folchi; 1st
mass, 7 A. M.; 2d, 10J A. M.
Washington Street?Rev. A. Coke
Smith, 10J A. M. and 8 P. M.
Marion Street?Rov. W. D. Kirkland,
11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Lutheran?Rov. Z. W. Bedenbough,
101 A. M.
Baptist?Rov. A. B. Woodfin, PastoV,
11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Odd Fellows' Sohool Houso?Rev. A.
W. Walker, 5 P. M.
Presbyterian?Rev. Gco. Howe, D. D.,
101 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Religious services, under tho aunpices
of the Young Men's Christian Associa?
tion, will be held at Good Templar's
Hall, on Main street, this afternoon, at
Extra Term Court of Common Pleab?
The Pauker Trial?Mr. C. D. Melton's
Clohino'Argument for the Defence.?
Tho Court met at 9 A. M. \
Mr. Melton Baid that ho thanked the
Court and jury for the indulgence they
hud shown him; that he would try to he
brief, and to follow the bill of argument
he had mapped out for his guidance;
that tho jury were sworn to determine
the issue joined between these parties;
that thoro had been interpolated much
that was foreign to the real issue; that,
nevertheless, they must subject every?
thing to a rigid test as to whether it is
pertinent thereto or not; and by issuo he
meant, first, whether thero had over been
in the treasury the coupons tho State
says aro missing; second, if thoy were
there, havo they been abstracted? and,
third, if they were there and havo been
abstracted, did Parker abstract them?
that if this were a criminal case?which
it virtually is, being for embezzlement?
for. larceny, the State would have to
prove ownership and possession, loss,
and that tho defendant took tho goods
lost; he claimed that a simplo preponde?
rance of evidenco would not do; that this
was a civil case, charging fraud, and ne?
cessarily involving crime, and that in nil
cases involving crime, the proof should
not only preponderate, but should ex?
clude every other reasonable hypothesis
than that of guilt; he said, too, that cir?
cumstantial evidence must point uner?
ringly toward guilt, before it would be
sufficient; that the greater the crime
charged, the more positive and conclu?
sive must bo the proof. As to the first
point necessary to be proved by the
plaintiff, viz: were the coupons * they
chnrgc him with having abstracted ever
in the treasury, and in his custody as
Treasurer? that this was the ground-work
of the plaintiffs whole; case, for if they
have not proved that they were in the
treasury, how can they prove that they
wero abstracted from it? that the plain till"
had charged that Parker had abstracted
$450,000 of coupons without specifying
any particular coupons, what class, num?
ber, denomination, Ac. How could the
defendant meet a charge of having taken
that which is not marked out and de?
fined? This the defendant's counsel had
considered a fatal mistake in the com?
plaint, but if he had rc(pnired an amend?
ment, tho plaintiff would have had a
longer time in which to reply, and Par?
ker would havo had to lie in jail until
the fall; does the proof in the case sup?
ply this omission? The jury must de?
termine that. Were tho coupons Owens
funded the ones? Owens had funded
only $287,000 of coupons, then what had
become of tho rest? This was all tho
proof of tho identity of the coupons they
charge Parker with having taken; this is
no captious exception, gentlemen, and
it lays open and bare the entrance of the
i whole accusation; but the plaintiff's
j counsel were not blind to this fatal de?
fect; they attempted to reach it by two
l lines of inquiry: first, they tried to get
Kinipton to show the number, class and
color of the coupons he had paid, to
I what bonds they belonged, and if any of
j those Kimpton swore ho had paid and
returned to the treasury as vouchers,
I were missing, the proof of tho identity
of the ones they say Parker took would
havo boen clear; second, what aggregate
amount of coupons of each particular
class of bonds be had paid and returned
us vouchers; had they proved either of
these two things, it would have been suf?
ficient; they acknowledged that Parker's
boxes of coupons were all right, and that
thero was a deficiency in Kimpton's
boxes; therefore every particular coupon
described by him in cither of the above
ways .hat was not in his boxes, would
have accurately defined the ones they
charge Parker with having taken; they
should not have expected Kimpton to be
able to answer such questions, as the
task of keeping a memorandum of the
class, number and color of each of the
millions of coupons ho was called on to
handle, wouhl have been superhuman;
and Kimpton did not answer either of
these questions--ho could not tell, bc
canse he did not know; Kimpton could
only tell how many conpons he paid
each month, and the whole amount lie
paid altogether, which aggregatod $913,
608, while their own proof showed
$1,672,000, nearly double the amount he
says he paid; the jury could seo the
defendant's difficulty; he did not know
what ho was charged with having
-taken; the jury remembers the suspen?
sion of the Court when the plaintiffs
counsel heard Kimpton's testimony read;
why they discovered that they had no
paoof; thoy had a consultation of war
about it, and resolved to come into Court
and risk thoir chances at a verdict?to go
it blind; for it would not do to give up
then, ?fter they had had Parker incarce?
rated in jail for months on a charge they
would thereb3* be forced to admit they
could not prove; therefore they de?
termined "to fight it out on this line, if
it should take all summer." "Why? Sim?
ply because thero was a chance for a ver
| diet; why, the books aro are full of cases
whero innocent people havo been con
victod on insufficient proof, and they
knew thoy stood a chanco; although he
was not in that council of war, he could
easily divine,what had boon done; he
could boo tho tracks of tho counsel; he
had no hesitation in saying that their
only hopes for a vordict was that tho
jury's mind might bo misled by the com
Slication of tho case; that their preju
iceB against Parker might bo testified
by complex factB and figures; that thoy
knew that when a jury was locked up
withja caso thoy could not understand,
they might como to any verdict; that
whilo it was their part to mislead tho
jury by tho introduction of foreign mat?
ter, it was his duty to keep their minds
to the issue; he might grant, for tho sake
of argument, that Parkey was tho most
abandoned scoundrel and thief in the
world; yet that would not prove that
these coupons were ever in the treasury,
or that they wero taken ou,t or that Par
kcr took them; having thus failed to
identify theso coupons by Kimpton's
testimony, it "was their next shift to show
their identity, by fixing the amount of
coupons paid and the amount pay?
able, and that all paynblo had been
paid; and there could, consequently, be
none outstanding lawfully; but others
were outstanding; and their only chance
was to prove that every outstanding cou?
pon was paid and returned as a voucher,
which they have not proved; he then
showed that bv a certain transposition
which Captain Little had said should be
made, the only difference in the plain?
tiff's and the defendant's calculation of
the coupons outstanding October 31st.
1871, would be set even; Little said that
28,000, the difference in the interest ac?
count, was charged as stock, when it
should have been coupons; he claimed
that this transposition from the coupon
to the stock column was accidental; if
this was corrected, it would agree with
the books, Parker's vouchers and re?
ceipts; they say that wo paid in 1871
$28,000 more tlian we did pay; Little
said that this S28.000 item was a gold
item; that tho books show that Parker
has taken credit for $28,000 in gold,
when he should have taken crodit only
for tho premium on $28,000 in gold,
which is only $2,000; they say that the
defendant must show coupons for this
$28,000 difference, when we do not pro?
fess that wo ever got coupons for it.
Parker paid $65,000 for coupons, but
they must make it appear that he paid
out not only that, but $28,000 mpre for
coupons for which we must show vouch?
ers. Now, if Parker has charged the
State with $28,000 of gold which the
State never got, this is no proof that
Parker abstracted coupons, and must be
excluded from tho case as irrelevant;
they seek to show the amount paid this
year and the amount povable, and if they
succeed in showing both and both tally,
then, if we can't show coupons for this
$28,000 discrepancy, we fcre responsible.
List of New Advertisements.
Water-melons at the Tee House.
W. 1). Love A Co.?Clothing.
Meeting Ilichland Lodge.
Hotel Arrivals, July 17. ? Ilendrtx
House?A. H. Powell, Fairfiold; J. A.
Meetze, Lexington; J. C. Tiedman, G. A.
Patrick, G. P. Patrick, Charleston; J. P.
Jackson, T. T. Wesson, T. 13. Lewis, N.
Y.; J. N. Dobson, Norfolk.
A UoriiLE Danoer Averted.?The in?
habitant of a malarious region is threat?
ened by a double danger. He is not
only compelled to breathe miasma, but to
sic<dlmn it, since it infects, not only the
atmosphere, but the water. The aerial
poison threatens his system through the
lungs and pores, the liquid through the
stomach. Against this double peril there
is but one protection, and that is to in?
vigorate the entire body through the
digestive and secretivo organs. Ordi?
nary tonics usually fail to accomplish
this?Hostetter's Stomach Bitters never.
In the tropics, whore the diseases origi?
nated by malaria are of a far more malig?
nant type than those originated by the
same cause in tho temperate zone, it en?
joys immense and constantly increasing
sales, and there is no portion of this
continent where it is not tho reigning
specific for miasmatic fevers and disor?
ders of the stomach, liver and bowels,
proceeding from malaria and other
American inlluouc in the Navigator's
Islands, in the South Pacific, lias at
length developed into something sub?
stantial. A letter thence to the San
Francisco Bulletin says that Col. Stein
berger, the United States Commissioner,
was kindly received there, and that the
natives have adopted a constitution
framed by him, making the monarch
elective for a term of four years, and to
alternate between two old families of
kings named Malieloa and Topcia. ? The
representative of the Malieloa family was
elected as the king, and Col. Steinbergor
was chosen prime minister for life, and
accepted the position. Tho Navigator's
Ishuiils have long boon a resort for Ame?
rican whalers, and though nearly all the
foreign population are British subjects,
the Americans havo chiefly supplied the
islands with fabrics, implements and
other commodities of foreign trade.
Long Branch is called the second capi?
tal of the Union, because General Grant
stays there so much. The Italian Minis?
ter'took his official leavo of him at his
cottage at Long Branch. Tho old geo?
graphies used to show the State Govern?
ments to be in a very restless condition.
It used to be said of Vermont that her
seat of Government was alternately at
Bennington, Rutland and Windsor. It
may become necessary to put down the
scat of Government of the United States
as alternately at Washington City and
Long Branch, unless, indeed, wo change
our political system to imperialism, and
then tho national ruler can leavo his
ministers to manage executive matters
and betako himself to his palaces for
Nothing is more lody-liko than the use
of fine note paper and r. neat fashionable
envelope So think the fortunate re?
ceivers of such billet-doux. The sweet?
ness of a charming sentence is rendered
more delicious, if conveyed on a delicate
tinted sheet of Pirie's Note Paper. It is
bad taste in a gcntlemrn writing to a
lady on inferior stationer}'. If you wish
to bo posted on tho latest novelitcs, tho
fashion in theso mattors, enclose a stamp
to Walker, Evans & Cogswell, for one of
their little fashion books "Card Eti?
quette," or send an order for a recherche
lot of paper and envelopes of tho latest
style. Do not forget at tho same timo to
order a monogram. J16f
"I shall lo.vo .mem" says Brother
Beecher. Do, Hqnry, hereafter, instead
of the woman.
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