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\j " Juf %J i?J?- JL X? ? Tuesday Morning. July 2.1876 The Centennial Anniversary. To-day is the centennial annivcrsaryof the Declaration uf Independence. The na? tions of the earth have glo? rified with their rarest tis? sues and the choicest speci? mens of their mechanical and artistic skill, the centennial exposition. In addition, how ever, to these most attractive features, the exposition has a profound interest for the people of the United States, as representing within its walls the material progress of the Republic during the past hundred years. But there is a sentiment superior to all the material triumphs that the exposition blazons to the world. It is one, too, which ought to be cherished by all classes of our people in a special manner on the hun? dredth birth-day of our na? tional independence. Year after year the recurrence of the national anniversary has been celebrated by the ring? ing of bells the firing of can nun, by processions and speeches, by holiday excur? sions and by juvenile experi? ments in pyrotechnics. Of late years, nevertheless, in this popular observance of the day, one essential thing was wanting. This was to do appropriate honor to the memory of the founders of the* Republic; to recall their names; depict in fitting words the spirit that anima? ted them, the deeds they did, the sufferings they endured, and to dwell lovingly and thoughtfully on the great debt that succeeding genera? tions have owed to them for the noble heritage of freedom which they had bequeathed. Mi ire flian a war a?rO. the - ^ - ? . Baltimore Sun suggested that the local celebration of the centennial anniversary be made memorable by recount? ing on that day the salient incidents of the Revolutionary war; the causes that led to it, aud the services of those who were prominent in laying solidly and well the founda? tion, of the Republic. In the older States there yet remains a rich mine of materials for history which has never been fully worked while in the hewer States, men have arisen from' time to time who, in I their day ami generation, have also helped to mould our in* stitutionsand shape the policy of the Government. In con? sonance with these sugges? tions, the present Congress has passed resolutions,, which President Grant has embodied in a proclamation, recom? mending tiiat the people of the several States assemble in their counties or towns and cause to be delivered on In? dependence Day, "an histo torical sketch of said comity or town from its formation," and that two copies of each sketch be made in print or manuscript, one to be filed in the clerk's office of the countv and the other in the office of the Librarian of Con? gress. The recommendation, if acted upon, will, of course, include many sketches of public men und quite a num? ber of incidents, of local if not of general public interest The domestic history of the Uuitcd States has yet to be written, and any sketches that throw light upon it, would be peculiarly appro? priate to the clay wc arc cele? brating. . Bnicj j.Kfs. ? All over the State, Democratic Clubs are springing up. Keep them going by all means. Mr. Albert Gucrry's excel? lent portrait of Gen. Lcc has gone to the Centennial. The steamship Charleston, with the Centennial visitors, arrived at New York, Sunday evening; and now for a frolic. Another heavy auctiou sale of dry goods is going on in New York?Cochran, McLean & Co. Good prices. "Columbia has a stalk of cotton with the second year's growth of foliage on it. Pro? gressive Age." No small amount of Tint will be ob? tained in Riehl and County j this year from this unusual I source. It is said that Treasurer Cardozo was in New York last week, endeavoring to negotiate a loan to pay the interest on the State debt. It is not known upon what authority he seeks to do this, whether he succeeded. Mean? while many of the State institutions yt home are going begging. An aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Peopple, live in Barn well. They were born in Gloucester Countv, on the James River, in Vir? ginia. Mr. Peopple is 121 years old, and hin wife is 123. This the oldest living couple in the United States. rMinvTun mm* Mmn umuuikiu inn -tan. 1776! -1876! The Fisherman. The Fantastic. 4. TheJ?Htary. Going info the Country. ?1 The Chicken Disputes. For the Bibulist. Overcome by the Heat* At the Barbecue. Terpsichorean Devotees How the Rich will Go It. To Rest.?A carriage 'honen, with loft and stable attached. PlKKNIX A dvkhti51sg katies Only fifty cents a square. The Km X??Ih an intima? tion that your subscription is out. Step up and renew. WANTiD.?A medium-sized hand printing press. Com? municate with Phockix office. Jon Printing.?Yon can get any style of job work done up in a hurry at Phucnix office. Cheap News.?$1 for three months, is the subscription price to the Daily Phoenix. Gov. Chamreri.aix?Is off agaiu. He has gfinv to George? town to deliver an address. How to Keep Cool To-Day. Go to Mr. McKenzic's, and experiment with his Arctic soda, ice cream, or water ice. Barrecues.?There will- be a 'cue at the Fair Grounds 'to? day; another at Adams' Cut, and a private gathering for the same purpose at Sam. Garner's, in the Pork. The Courts to Settle It.? The contract winch Kvaur* A* Montague claim to have made with the W., C. & A. R. It.. having been annulled, the for? mer now threaten to go to taw to recover damages. Frolics to Coke Orr.? There is to be a basket pic? nic, barbecue and dramatic entertainment at Lecsvill??, Lexington County, on the 7th. And on Saturday, July lft, a barbecue, with public speak? ing, at Koon'a Mill, Lexing? ton County. Yocxo Rowoies.?A party of colored boys, who hare for some time been nightly en? gaged in creating disturbances in the vicinity of the Young Men's Christian Association rooms, were routed last night, by Chief Radclifc. The young scamps broke in the door, rushed thron ffh *li<? luiildtn*r. smashed a window and made off, followed by a pistol ball, i Sale Day.?As was expect? ed, very little property passed under the hammer, yesterday. The sale of Congarce Bridge was again postponed. Dr. Ncaglc's horses were bought by Mrs. Ncagle for $300. A. B. Thompson bought a city lot for $750. The Southern Life Insurance building and lot was sold for $10,000, to Mrs. Virginia Clark and Mrs. Mary D. Melton. The rest of the property advertised was postponed. * "RgD, White ASV BttE."? To commemorate the Centen? nial Celebration of the Fourth of, July, we exhibit .the na? tional colors in the Pnacxix, this morning?the printing in rod" and bine, the paper white. We also furnish a number of characteristic "illustrations," which, if not prepared "by our own artists/' were cer? tainly done by somebody else. KesriKo Ur the Frolic.? The principal business houses of New York and other large cities commenced the celebra? tion of the "glorious Fourth" on Saturday afternoon last, and will keep it up until to? morrow afternoon. The Gold and Stock Exchanges in New York were also closed. Sodden Death.?A highly respected colored man, named William Taylor, died sudden? ly, yesterday morning. He had been complaining of head? ache the day before. An in? quest was held by Deputy Coroner Stratton, and a ver? dict of death from acute in? flammation of the brain ren? dered. BiHy formerly Ite longcd to the llowell family, and was the body servant of Major J. M. llowell through? out the late war. He was an honest, upright man. Kilmso a Convict.?A co? lored convict, named Rotiert Arthur, escaped from the pe? nitentiary, at an early honr Sunday morning, was pursued five or six miles on Camdeu road by the guard, and when overtaken, fan into the woods and refused to be taken, when he was fired upon and killed. Deputy Coroner Stratton held an inquest, and a verdict of "excusable homicide" render? ed. Arthur was near seventy years old and came to the pe? nitentiary from Kershaw. Tun Bonanza.?This Board has adjourned to September, having got through with fully half the business to come be? fore it. The whole number of claims surrendered was 802, of which 15 have been return? ed to the owners as not btdng within the provisions of the 1 Act, 787 remain. 377 have been allowed in full, 13 in part. The total amount sur? rendered was $137,731.30. Total allowed so far $01,00?. 53?which disposes of some? thing over $100,000 of the face value of tltc claims sur? rendered.