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THE MONTHLY MEETING of the Catholic In?
stitute will be held this evening, 13th instant,
at 7? o'clock, in the basement of St. Paul's
Church. Soc ie t y-B tree t.
NEW CHURCH.-The Gazette says that the
new Baptist Church at Florence was opened on
Sunday last, and the pulpit tilled by the new
pastor, Rev. J. O. B. Dargan.
THE COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS AND COM?
MON PLEAS-HON. F. J. MOSES PRESIDING.-Be?
yond the trial of a few civil cases, no business
of importance was transacted.
RAILROAD ACCIDENT.-On Saturday the rear'
car of the express train on the Wilmington
and Manchester Railroad ran o f the yrack
near Mar's Bluff, doing much damageVto the
car and seriously injuring Herbert "Hall, the
eon of tho Master Machinist of tl& road.
PARADE OF COLORED FIRE COMPANIES.-Two
of the fire companies connected with the de?
partment paraded thrown the principal streets
yesterday. They jntere accompanied by a band
of music and attended by a motly crowd of
followers, whfS" lined the sidewalks and kept
pace with ^uo music.
COUBJT OF EQUITY-CHANCELLOR CABBOLL
PBESDBINO.-Joel M. Womack vs. Robert AUB
tiiyexecutor et al.
/The consideration of this case was resumed,
(and the examination of witnesses continued to
/the hour of adjournment.
' Messrs. Hayne and Son appeared as as?
sociate counsel for the defence with Hon. J. B.
THE STEAMSHIP JAMES ADOEB.-Thia elegant
steamer, under Captain T. J. Lockwood, leaves
Adgert wharves at 8 o'clock thia morning for
New York, with a large cargo. We are grati
fied to notice that in the late improvements to
this steamer, that her carrying capacity has
been nearly doubled, and Captain Lockwood
has managed this to so much advantage that
her passenger accommodations are equal, if
not superior, to any of the steamers on the
UNDER THE WEATHER.-The clerk of the
weather has evidently gone deranged. With
the exception of two or three days, he has done
nothing but weep for the last fortnight. Some?
thing is evidently wrong up above. May be
there is a sort of a general washing day up
stairs, and while they are wringing out the
clothes we get the benefit. There is a leak
somewhere, certain. Last night, after a sun?
shiny day, the old damp, demnition drizzle
set in, and the Almanac hes as usual, wheu it
makes.the promise to the ear and breaks it to
SHIPWRECK.- The schooner Odd Fellow, Cap?
tain Jones, from Og eec h ec, Ga., having a
cargo of Borne two thousand bushels of rough
rice, consigned to Mesare. W. C. Bee & Co., of
this city, was compelled by bad weather to
come to an anchor near the beach of Morris
Island, on Monday. The weather continuing
heavy, tho schooner was unable to get under
way, and the service of the steamer Christiana
was procured to tow her to the city; but on
proceeding to her yesterday morning, she was
discovered to have dragged ashore on Folly
Breakers and was going to pieces, the vessel
and cargo becoming a total loss. The crew
have not been heard from. The schooner, we
learn, was owned by Mr. Thomas Young.
UNITED STATF? COURT-HON. GEOBOE S.
BEVAN PRESIDING.-Jas. B. Smith ca. steam?
boat City Point. In admiralty. On motion of
Juo. Grimball, Esq., libellante proctor, and
with the consent of Brown & Mikell, respond?
ent's proctors, it was ordered that it be re?
ferred to the clerk as commissioner to take tes?
timony in the case.
The rights of citizenship were conferred
tipou Frederick Heing.
Travia Quick was found guilty of a violation
of the internal revenue laws, and was sen?
tenced to three mouths' imprisonment, to be
discharged on the payment of $100 fine and
Martin Quick, for the same offence, waa sen?
tenced to three mouths' imprisonment, or be
discharged on the payment of $75 fine and
In re. J. T. Cauthen-Petition for voluntary
bankruptcy-J. B. Kershaw, Esq., solicitors,
pro pei. Petition was read and reference or?
dered to Registrar dawson.
In re. Isaac Klein-Involuntary baui?:Tiptpy.
The Judge approved the appointment of Lucas
Simons as assignee.
Rittenhouse, Fant & Co. os. Louis Krend6r
Suggestions of fraud iu achedule under tho
Prison Bounds act; Messrs. C. D. Moiton and
J. D. Tradewell for defence; Messrs. Wilkinson
& Gilchrist contra.
The examination of witnesses waa continued.
THEATRE-BENEFIT OF ALICE VANE.
night was decidedly the gala night of tl
Bon. Nearly every seat was occupied, a
Charleston audience showed, by their p
attendance, that tho star of the evenir
one whom they delighted to honor. Alic?
appeared last night in the favorite chara*
"Camille," and was greeted with rounds
plause. The acting throughout was of a su
character, and the different scenes were
sented in a life-like manner. The perform
were concluded with the comedietta er
"One Touch of Nature," in which Alice Var
again the principal character. A new pla
be presented to-night.
THAT BOX OF OURS.-THE DAILY NEW
vertising box, at the corner of East Ba^
Broad-street, has been repaired, and is
as usual to the smallest contributions i
way of advertising favors.
Every person who is burglariously or
liciously inclined, or whose thirst for "
isn't his'n," desires to display itself in ai
pious love for our peculiar cast iron or b
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of nails will prevent our "down town" fri
from patronizing THE DAILY NEWS or pre
us from supplying the necessary accomm
If a box is not secure we will have a r<
if a room is not safe we will haye a house,
house is not largo enough, we must appel
Congress for a loan of the old poste
ANNIVERSARY OF THE GERMAN FIRE COMP
TJ is company celebrated their anniver
yesterday, and at a meeting held at the ha
Chalrhrrs-Btreet, the following officers i
elected "lo serve for the ensuing year:
?JOHN H. ALBERS, President.
JOHN VEHR. Vice-President
M. F. JOHANNES, First Director.
IF. J. LH.IENTHAL9, Second Director.
JOHN H. OSTENDORFF, Third Director.
M. G. H. OSTENDORFF, Fourth Director.
G. MARJENHOFF, Fifth Director.
?J. J. BERGER, Secretary.
W. BRUNIES, Treasurer.
JOHN G. WITTPENN,)
F. E. KNEE, I Axm,n
J. MORION, Hall keeper.
* Fice A. Stemmermann, declined re-election,
t Vice John Brunnings, declined re-election.
I Vic? Charles Berge, declined re-election,
j Vice J. C. Woniora, declined re-election.
After the business had been completed
company paraded through ?ora: of the pru
pal streets and attracted considerable att
tion by their tasteful uniforms. At nigh
bali was given at the hall of the compa
?vhich was numerously attended by the I
?ex, and tho hours passed pleasantly to
sound of tripping feet.
ALL HAIL TO CHARLESTON PE" "?TS. - 3*!jfi?-<
ainly get their share of it>fn'wm'?ry weat*
EV e learn that a memoria]^; signed by the ni
mbstantial ^vehants >and business men
"ibarleaton bee>if forwarded through
Excellency the Governor, to General Can
>etitioning thaK'officer to modify paragraj)
if General Girders No. 164, which exempt?;
iteam vese/els from the compulsory payment
)ilotager ' If th is clause were to remain
orce,/ nearly every local pilot in Charleut
rou?fd be compelled to abandon his protea si
Md aeek employment elsewhere. Ergo,
Charleston pilots leave their old stampi
grounds, marine insurance rates go np, foroi
trade may be diverted elsewhere, and the co:
03unity at large will suffer. Many of the sig
2IS of the petition have put their names t J
jelioving that it would reduce the risks ai
idd to the security of vessels if they were i
owed to employ the local pilots familiar wi
ivory rock, and shoal, and bar upon our cc an
nd no doubt the general interests of the po
re largely involved. Wo understand th
lovernor Orr has forwarded the petition vii
he mool favorable endorsoment, and tra it
nay receive at the hand of tho authorities tl
,'onsiueration which tho subject doservea.
H BONED HAM.-This ia unquestionably aa ii
,-entive age. From a toothpick to a bro*
<woid; from a pop-gun to a twenty-inc
sounder; from a penny whistlo to tho Calli
pean pipes; from the most insignificant to tl
ipparentiy most impossible-the entire flo
aas been explored and dug over until it seen
is if no stone was unturned beneath which
3oncealed a novelty. One inventive geniu
however, has gone off at a tangent, and d
serves a niche in tho tallest porch of Poriop
lis for his enterprise. He has absolutely ii
vented a barn, a oona fide ham; and yet, strang
as it may seem, a ham without a bone. Th
first specimen ever seen in Charleston wt
brought to the city by Captain Lockwoado
the last trip of the James Adgcr, and the wot
der of the connoiseurs thereat has been in
meuse. The tiling looks like an exaggerate
specimen of Bologna sausage, and is in i. bar
If you want ham cold, you "bile" it bag an
body, and slice it to suit the fancy. If yo
want a fry you untie the ends' of tho canvas?
and cut to suit your capacity. You get th
juice, the essence, the body and soul at ever
bite, and there isn't a man who has made
right angle of his knees under Captain Lock
wood's mahogany who does not confess tha
boned ham is an innovation on the time-honor
ed rights of pork that is worthy of the spirit o
tho age. Wo loam that the invention wai
made by the firm of TU ton & Co., No. 30 Har
riaon-street, Now York, in 1866, but thia ii
certainly the first timo that a Charlestoi
stomach has been astonished by boned ham.
THE DINNER OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
-Owing to the demands upon our space y 2ster
Say morning, we were reluctantly compelled tc
forego the publication of the accompanying let?
ters, received by the committee of arrange?
ments of the brilliant entjrtainment of the
Charleston Chamber of Commerce on the 11th:
BEAUFAIN-STREET, 4* o'clock P. M., Tuesday.
Gentlemen: I left the Courthouse at three
/clock, and came home, hoping to return and
line with the Chamber of Commerco at five.
I now find myself so oppressed by the ca
a n h upon me for some days, that I could not
lope to add in any way to your enjoyments.
I am, therefore, constrained to forego tho
pleasure I had expected. I cannot tell you how
nuch I am disappointed.
Besides a full appreciation of the honor of
roux invitation, other considerations resting
>n the condition of public affaire made me de
fire to be present, and accept the opportunity
,o express, before the oldest associated guar?
imos of that commerco now prostrate under
nisrule, some views which would thus reach
thc ear of our old State, whose representatives
elevated me to a participation in the highest
iionor and confidence she could give-an honor
md confidence to bo preserved unsullied, and
guarded all the more sacredly because confid?
ed ad ber last high act of State existence, in
the very agony of her extremest peril, and be?
cause also she is now prostrate, despoiled of
"all save her honor."
There can be no baseness more extreme than
desert ion and treachery at the hour of peril
With the wish that you mav fully enjoy the
pleasure of which I am deprived.
I am, very truly,
Your friend and obedient servant,
JAMES B. CAMPBELL.
W. A. COURTENAY, Esq., and others, Stewards
of Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Mills
CHARLESTON, February 11th, 1808.
GENTLEMEN-I have delayed an answer to
your invitation to dinner thia evening in the
hope that I might be present at the banquet;
but I regret to say that I muBt deny myself
that pleasure, -a my temporary physical condi?
tion unfits me for such enjoyment.
You will please to accept for the "Chamber
of Joinmerco," as well as for yourselves, my as?
surance of grateful appreciation for tho cour?
tesy and kind consideration which your atten?
tion implie , and you will believe me to bc,
Most cordially, your obedient servant,
STANLEY G. TROTT.
Messrs. COURTENAY, HOWARD, and othera,
SAVED F Ko M THE GALLOW
JOHN JENKINS NOT A MURDE
STRANGE AND STAETLINO BEVELATIC
THE BEAL MURDERER DE Al
NABBOW ESCAPE OF AN INNOCENT MAN-AI
&c., ftc, &C.
Tohn Jenkins, a freedman, wbo was t
been hung to-moiTow, at the jail in th
for the murder of R. M. Brentford, dr,
riot in June, 18GG, bas had his sentenci
muted, by his Excellency Governor Orr,
prisonment in the State Penitentiary ?
years. This is a eise in which our corni
have been deeply interested, and in whi
military authorities have made the most
uous endeavors to determino the doubt wi
John Jenkin H was the guilty person.
The following reasons for the commu
of the ?entonce will explain the charat
the evidence upon which the action i
Governor has been based:
TEE STATE BS. JOHN JENKINS AND St
The prisoners John Jenkins and I
Fresar were indicted for the murder of
Brantiord, in the City of Charleston, o
24th of June, 1866. They were tried t
January tenn, 1867, of tho Court of Sesi
before Judge Dawkins, and convicted,
counsel appealed. Ponding the appeal, c
the prisoners, Scipio Fraser, died in jail
the April tenn of the Appeal Court, 18G7
case of Jenkins was heard, his motion
new trial refused, and he was sentenced
executed in June. A few days before the
cntion was to take place, I respited the pr
er for one month. Beforo the expiratic
this time I was applied to by tho officer
commanding this Military District for a fm
respite. I, howover, declined to grant it,
assigned my reasons, at length, in a comn
cation addressed to General Sickles,
prisoner, John Jenkins, was then furthe
spited by the military authorities, and evid
was taken I y General Hincks, the Prc
Marshal-General of this District, in
form of affidavits, from quite a nui
of witnesses who wero not sworn bt
the trial tending to show an altbi. Ti
papers were submitted to my considera!
and upon a careful examination, I was satit
that the effort of tho prisoner to eetablisl
alibi was unsuccessful, and that this sup
mental ovidenco was not entit'nd to outwi
and overrids the tostimonv , * *j ^y y*?tni
on the stand durims c. > JKac Several
nesscs'fnen established to my satisfaction
fact that Jenkins was engaged in the ric
the Bay ard up King-street. But the only
ness who professed to have seen Jenkins ic
a blow upon the deceased (Brentford) was
George J. Ahrens. He stated, in his tosti
ny bsfore Judge Dawkins, that ho ''saw ,
lunn and Frasor both throw bricks that t
effect on Brentford. Jonkins threw one a
he fell and stamped upon him. They wore
loaders of the crowd and ho knew them wi
He further says: "Tho next day he saw Fra
heard him say in his yard ho had killed
white-livered son of a bitch and would
another, and be had him arrested." lu
cross-examination he says: "Jenkins flung
firs t brick and Scipio Fraser the second. Bra
ford then ran, and was by their house wi
Jenkins hit him agairijg'
Upon the testimony of Ahrens, thou, sol
depends the question whether Jenkins did
did not, upon that occasion, inflict ono or ni
of tho blown which took tho life uf the i
In tho two reviews of the case herc toft
made by mo and transmitted to tho militi
authorities, 1 aBsumod that Ahrens' teatime
wau true, and if so, that Jenkins was the ur
After General Canby assume 1 command
tlii.- District, he examined tho caso and rem
ted it again to the civil authorities, and in J:
uary, 18C8, Jenkins was re-sentenced by Jud
Moses, and his execution fixed tor tho seco
Friday in February. A renewed effort has be
made by the friends of the prisoner to sect
the pardon or a commutation ot the pun?
mont ot Jenkins, and a very numerously sign
petition, embracing tho names of some whil
and of many hundred colored citizens, h
been placed in my hands. In addition to th
from the information communicated to Gc
eral Canby by General Hincks, who investiga!
the subject closoly, Gonorel Canby instruct
Lieutenant-Colonel Wilhams, the present Pt
vost Marshall, to make a caicful examin?t!
of the promises and ascertain the precise 1
cality where the first brick was thrown ai
where Brantiord foll. Ho has made that c
animation, together with a drawing of tl
promises, and concludes his report-"th
Ahrens could not have seen with any certain
the transaction, and particularly if the crow
as it did, assembled around tho fallon man."
This report was made on the 30th of Janna:
last. General Canby, in his communication i
tho 4th instant, says: "I etatod to you verbal
soino days sinco that General Hincks, thou ac
ing Frovosl Marshal of this district, had forn
ed the opinion from his own examination of tl
cane, that it was physically impossible for tl:
boy Ahreus to have seen what ho testified too
Uta trial of John Jcnkius for the murder <
Brantford; aud that on his examination eubst
qnent to tho trial, he was unable to diocrim
nate with any distinctness between what h
had seen and what he had heard of Ibo riol
To settle this question definitely, I directe
Colonel Williams, the present Provost Marsha]
to make a careful examination again, fix exact
ly the spot where Brantford fell, and tho loca
tion of tho porch, from which, according b
the testimony before the court, Ahrens witness
ed the killing." Again, General Canby says
"On Saturday (preceding tho date of this let
ter), prompted, I supposo, by tho new investi
gation, Ahrens sent word to tho Provost Mar
shal that his testimony was not true; but tba
he had been deterred by the tear of proseen
tion from making this confession at an earlie]
On tho 8th instant, Ahrens subscribed in his
own handwriting au affidavit before Colonel E
W. Dennis, Judge Advocato of the U. S. Anny
Second Military District, of which tho following
is a copy :
STATEMENT OF GEORGE F. AUKENS IN TEE CASI
OF JOHN JENKINS (COLORED), CONVICTED O?
TEE MOBDER OF BICBABD M. BBANTFOBD
SUNDAY, 24TB JUNE, 18?6, ABOUT 8 O'CLOCK,
"I was standing on tho piazza of the house
1 Uve in, No. 86 Tradd-stroot. Tho crowd of
negroes came out of Kin?-street into Trndd
street, and stopped in front of my house.
While the crowd were standing in the street, I
saw Mr. Brantford coming along Tradd-street
from Orange-stieet. aud going towards King
street. When Brantford got opposite our big
gate, on the Fame side of the street that I was
on, tho cry of "fire" was raised by Scipio
Fraser and others in the crowd. Scipio Fraser
then threw a brickbat at Brantford, which hit
him in tho back; then several moro brickbats
were thrown by the crowd, one of which struck
Brantford on tho back of his head, knocking
him down. As ho fell he struck his head on
the corner of the stone slop on the house next
to ours, toward King-street, and punched a
hole in his head; then the crowd nil gathered
around him, as he lay on the ground, kicked
him, and struck him with brickbats; they
then left him, and I saw two colored men como
up Tradd-street, who picked Brentford up and
carried him home. I remained on thc piazza
from the time tho crowd first turned into
Tradd-street until tho two colored men carried
Mr. Brantford away. There WAS about tweutv
seven colored men in the crowd that attacked
Brentford. During the time the bricks were
being thrown, 1 heard Scipio Fraser say "kill
the rebel BOU ol' a bitch." Thc distance (rom
where I Btood on the piazza to tho spot w
Brantford was knocked down was from
(50) to seventy-five (75) yards. When Brant
was knocked down, John Jenkins waa inf
of our house, and nearly under me, aa I e
on tho piazza. I recognized Scipio Frase
tho crowd that surrounded Brentford afte
fell, but I cannot say I saw Jenkins am
them; it was a moonlight night, but not '
bright, rather oloudy and hazy. I did not
Jenkins, at any time during* the riot,
nearer to Mr. Brentford than ne (Jenkins)
at the time Brautford fell, which was at
twelve foet closer to Brentford than I wai
the time. The same evening that thc
occurred Scipio Fraser came into my yard,
was talking about the riot. He said : T,
no one else, killed the rebel son of a bi
(moaning Brantford), 'and he is not the fi
nor he will not be the last 1 will kill.' !
next morning I told Mr. Nipson what Fra
had said, and he caused him to be arrested,
did not see Jenkins strike Brantford dui
(Signed) G. F. AHREM
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
day of February, A.D. 1868.
(Signed) GEO. A. WILLIAMS,
Brevet Lieut.-Col. and Major 6th Infantry,
Provost Marshal Genera'
A true copy of the original affidavit.
GEO. A. WILLIAMS,
?revet Lieut.-Col. and Major 6th Infantry,
Provost Marshal General
Tho foregoing statement by Ahrens, cont
dieting so absolutely and unequivocally
own sworn testimony upon the trial, shoi
cause any executive to hesitate before allowi
the death penalty to be executed on a hum
being, when that is the only testimony i :er
fying Jenkins as one of the persons who
flicted the blows which took the life of you
Brantford. If the prisoner possessed wea
and means, it might have been that this fl
ness, for a consideration, would have been
duced to perjure himself; but the prisoner!:
not the means to purchase such a statement
the last ono made by Ahrens. Additional e
dence, however, has been placed in my han
in the form of affidavits-and, with such si
r lundings, I am bound to credit them-cc
firming th J truth of the last statement
Ahrens-to wit: that he did not see Jonki
use any violence whatever upon the decease
Francis Nipson, who is the exeoutor or n
ministrator of the estate of the rather
Ahrens, in an affidavit on the 1st of Februar
18C8, says : "George Ahrens, who was a w:
nesc in the above case, came to me (Nipson
and said Scipio rreser, the boy who killed Brat
ford, was there the day before he was arrest!
ar,d told him (Ahrens), that he was the oi
who killed Brentford, and no other perse
had done it, and it was not the last or the fir
rebel be had killed And also that Goori
Ahrens said that no one had done it but Scip
Fraser. Scipio Fraser told me (Nipson) at tl
timo I arredtei,"?n. and before I handed hi
over to the police, thu,'.he. ^wu?'in? one wi
committed the act. The two female witness
in the yard of No. 86 Tradd-street (Sarah Brov
and Kate Kennedy), and Ahrens also told n
that Scipio Fraser was the ono who kill?
Brantford, and they did not mention anythii
about JenkniB; otherwise I would have goi
with the police and arrested him also." [Jei
I kins was not arrested until three days aft<
Fraser had been arrested and lodged in jail
"From tho situation of the piazza of the hom
No. 86 Tradd-street, where Ahrens says he sa
Jenkins strike Brantford, after a careful e:
animation, I find it was impossible for Ahrer
lo have seen Jenkins strike Brantford as h
John HUSH, the uncle of Ahrens, on the 4t
of February, 1868, makes the following state
menton oath: "That he saw Brantford wall
ing up Tradd-street towards King, and chi
tinctly observed that ho tried to turn bac
again, but thcro bein? a large crowd of mo
and boys, he found it impossible. One colore
man criod out "Charge," and bricks and stone
were thrown, apparently by all ol them, s
that ho could not tell who threw the brick o
stone that killed Brantford; and that ho wa
in thu house of No. 86 Tradd-street, lookin,
out of the window" [which ia nearly twenty
tivo fcot nearer to whero Brentford was kille
than whoro Ahrens stood on thc piazza] "am
Haw tho whole of the affair, from the time th
rioters turned into Tradd-street from King
street, and (hat the bricks and stones wer
thrown so fast that he could not tell who throt
thc brick or stone that killed Brantford, am
that he could not recognize any of tb- crowd.
Neither of the two last named witnessoi
wore sworn upon the trial or have heretofon
The foregoing are the additional facts whicl
havo boon brought to my attention sijee th<
case was reviewed by me on a previous occa
sion. Thcro was ono fact, however, importan
in its bearing upon the case, which was befon
mo, and which it is proper hero to ropeat.
Jamos Konncdy, who was the jailor of tin
Charleston jail at. the time that Scipio Frasei
died, to wit: About the 17th of April, 1867,
states, une'er oath, "that Fraser died in hii
coll; that when the said Scipio Fraser was iv
articulo mortis, having been previously in?
formed, and hoing himself convinced that he
was in a dying state, he made to this doponent
a confession as follows: That h ^as concerned
in tho affair in which one Brantfc was killed,
in July, 1866, and that ono Johi. VQljiuns,
freedman, struck tho blow which .c.cked
Brentford down, and that he, Scipir Vascr,
struck Brantford whon ho was down; tba <?aid
Williams lived on South Bay, in i -ie
woodyard, tho deponent thinks, and muJi
resembled ono Joh i Jonkiua, then and now
uudcr Boutcncc of death upon conviction of
having killod tho said Brentford; that ho knew
the said Jenkins previous to the affair, and
that he was innocent of the crime ot which ho
had boen convicted, a8 he, Jenkins, was not
present at tho time Brantford was killed; that
tho deponent then asked tho said Fraser why
he had no? made this confession previous to
tho trial of Jenkins, and the said Fraser an
j swered that ho thought that ho would have a
better chanco to get clear if he could have a
trial with Jenkins, knowing Lim, Jenkins, to
be innocent of the charge."
After a careful review of the circumstances
connected with this case, and of the new facts
that havo beon brought to light within the past
few days, I have come to the conclusion that
there is not sufficient evidence to justify
me in declaring that Jenkins was one of the
murdcieis of Brantford. On the contrary,
tho ovidenco certainly lends to exoner?
ate Jenkins from ?ny active participation
in the murder. I still, however, entertain tho
opinion that he was among tho riotors; that
he was with them in their march up King
street, and whon they turned into Tradd-street,
and, although not striking the fatal blow him?
self which took tho life of Brantford, ho was
guilty of a greatoutrago upon tho laws of the
State, and upon the peace and safety of society;
and that, for his participation therein, he
morits exemplary punishment.
Believing that he is not guilty of having
stricken either of tho blows which produced the
death of the unfortunate Brantford, but tba'
he was among thc rioters, I have commut d
his punishment from death to five years' im?
prisonment at hard labor in thc penitcntiarv.
[Signed] JAMES L. ORR,
Governor of South Carolina.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, CHARLESTON, Feb?
ruary 12th, 1868.
HOTEL ARRIVALS.-MOIS House-James 0.
West, city; F. H. Elmore, Columbia; H. G.
Lahsu, J. E. Collins, South Carolina; Mrs. Wm.
E. Curtis, throe children and nurse, Now York;
Henry "Merriman, Dr. Rockwell and Rendict,
Waterbury, Conn.; E. Lewis Quick, E. P. Col?
man, and W. Henry, New York; L. Z. Zeiter
and wife, Chicago; James E. Whaley, Edisto;
C. J. Bercer aud lady, New York; Sam W. Mau
rice, Kingatree; James J. Burnet, New York;
S. Holman and wife, Massachusetts; J. A. Mur?
ray, New York; Thomas Ma??ce, Pennsylvania;
Geo. Gilpin, Philadelphia; N. P. Cartwright,
Boston; T. J. Goodwyn, Fort Motte; J.W. Wal?
do, Florida; Wm. Bugby, Philadelphia; J. N.
Martin, Newberry, S. C.
Charleston Hou (.-Ii. J. Brownfield, Sumter;
W. Reaves, Lewisville; Edward Pryor, Ne?
York; Clarence Nixon, New York; Dr. J. B.
Walker, Augusta; J. J. Ryans, South Carolina;
D. J. Walker, South Carolina; John D. Butt,
William Craig, Be v. Boyce, C. Bryce and wife,
Alabama; John Gall?se s, Portsmouth, N. H.;
W. W. B. Clough, Baltimore; 8amuel Sankey,
Lockhaven, Penn.; A. Frazier, New York; Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Hackey, New ;York; Mrs. E. F.
Eddy, Boston; James Bannerman, Liverpool;
A. 8. Welch and family, New York; W. T. J.
0. Woodward, R. W. Hale, Marion; R. H! Grif?
fin, New York.
Pavilion Hotel.-3. J. Netties, Northeastern
Railroad; Wm. H. Griffin, New York; Robert
Trueman, New York; George L. Wright, Edis
to; H. L. Bohles, Northeastern Railroad; John
T. Fowber, Camden, N. J.; D. W. Stockman,
Philadelphia; F. Alts, Florence, S. C.; W. M.
Graham, Sumter; Jas. M. Allen, Greenville.
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If you waut cheap Stationery, Envolopep,
raper, &c; or, MILLER'S Almanac;
If you want Printing executed neatly;
If you want Books bound in any style, or Ac?
count Books made to ordor, with any desired
pattern of ruling, go to HIRAM HABBIS, NO. 59
THE ATTENTION of dealers is invited to the
auction sale of sugar and molasses by Messrs.
J. A. EHBJOW & Co., this day, at ll o'clock,
alongside of schooner Minerva, at Brown &
GEORGETOWN passengers and shippers of
freight to Georgetown will see, by advertise
mct, that tho sicamor Emilie will leave for
Georgetown, S. C., at 9 P. M., this evening,
touching as usual at South Island, Keithfleld,
and Waverly Mills. Roturning, she will leave
Grorgetown for this city on Monday, 17th in?
stant, at 6 A. M.
Segar*, tabarro, (Etc.
TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS' AGENCY,
TV&.Vil Kant Bay, Charleston, 8. C.,
BEGS TO CAUL YTTKNTION TO AND INVITES
an inspection of his atvk of MANUFACTUR?
ED and SMOKING TOBACCO, re-b: val'tiwi from
the most reliable and celebrated Manufacturers'ru-1
cated in the Stetes ol' Virginia and North Carolina,
md offered for sale "in bend" or "tax paid," at as
l< w prices BB the same eau bo purchased In any
other market. th3mos Januarys
ilEERSCD?UH A>D BRIAR ROOT
TWENTY PEE CENT. BELOW COST.
A. BETANCOU RT,
IMPORTER OF HAVANA 8EGAB8, &c,
No. 322 King-street,
OFFERS FOR SALE A CHOICE LOT OF PIPES
Also, 2000 lbs. of "LONE JACK" and "DURHAM"
And, a large lot of Genuine HAVANA SEGARS, of
his own importation.
February 10 C No. 322 KINQ-STHEET.
TOOK! LOOK II LOOK Ul
$500 fur 25 Cents,
BY SUBSCRIBING FOR A BEAUTIFULLY IL?
LUSTRATED BOOR, something new and interest?
Ups ani DOWDS ia City Life.
Something for everybody to read. It describes
every character in a city, of high or lon standing In
society, and la sure to please every body that reads
it It contains two hundred and fifty pages of fine
print, and thirty beautiful life-like cuts.
?12,000 HAVE BKEN APPROPRIATED
to bo given away to the subscribers BB follows:
First prize $600 ia Greenbacks.
Second pt ize 400 in Greenbacks.
Third prize 300 in Greenbacks.
Fourth prize. 200 in Greenbacks.
Fifth prize 100 in Greenback*.
And 210 Prizes of 160 each, all lu Greenbacks.
To every number of books a Prize is enclosed In
the book and all books aro put up In strong wrap?
pers, so they go safe through to the owners.
PRICE or BOOKS.-ODO book, 26 cents; five book?',
SI; fifteen books, $2.60; mailed to any address free,
on receipt of price. Address
MONROE, ATKINS ii CO.,
Publishers and Booksellers,
Nos. Ill and 113 Broadway, New York.
January 13 _2mo
MARBLE MANTELS, MON?
Mi: Vi s, HEADSTONES, ?(c.
AFINE SELECTION OF MARBLE MANTELS
constantly on hand at S. KLABER'S Ware
room, No. 64 First avenue, near Third-street, New
York. Call and examino before buying elsewhere.
Fobruary 3 Orno
COLGATE & CO.'S
For Sale by all Grocers. 3mo January 31
THE OLO ESTABLISHED
RETAIL HARDWARE STORE,
A'o. 'iii KING-STREET,
Between society-street and George-street
GOODS SOl.D AT LOW PRICES.
JOHN VAN WINKLE,
January 21 tuthsCiuos No. 344_King-Btract_
CLOTHING, SHOE AND HAT STORE,
Ab. 86 M A RKET-STREFT,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Whore may be found every variety of GREAT
COATS, FROJK AND DRESS COATS, Shirts, Un?
dershirts, Vests ?md Pantaloons, Drawers and Socks,
Boots, shoes, Hats and Caps, Trunks, Carpet Bags,
Valises, ire. Februarys
H. KELLERS ?St CO.,
DRUGGISTS AND APOTHECARIES,
No. 131 MEETTNG-STREET, NEAR MARKET.
FRESH ADDITIONS OF
DRUGS, MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS
JB3-PRESCRIPTIONS PUT UP WITH CARE.-g?
^yiLLIAM H. UILLILANO ?i SOx\,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS
OFFICE No. 33 B A YNE-STREET,
TM L. BARRE.
REAL ESTATE, STOCK AND EXCHANGE DRO
No. 141 East Bay.
January 1 3mo
THE UllbmVVILLE MOUNTAINEER
I9PUBLISHEP EVERY THURSDAY, AT $1 60
per rear, in advance. Advertisements inserted
at wm*] rat.-. G. E. ELFORD.
May li- Editor and Proprietor,
Coffee, Su'ar, Potatoes, Strips, cfc.
JEF FORDS & CO.
Will sell THIS I AY, in front of their store, st 9&
25 MA Ki CUBA COFFEE
30 bags Rio Coffee
25 bbls. Light Brown Sugar
60 bbis. choice Eating Potatoes
2500 lbs. c hoice Strips
400 Sugar-cured Hams.
Sides, Butter, Cheese, and Bellies.
BY T. M. CATER.
Wul be sold, TIHS DAY, on Brown's Wharf, at J?
past 9 o'clock,
150 tubs ch lice BUTTER
15 boxes Clear Rib and Rib Sides
10 boxes c ?olce Bellies, ell just landing
10 boxee I. A. Cheese.
Conditions casi. February 13
Dry Goods, Clothing, ?c.
BY HILES BRAKE.
THIS MORNING, st 10 o'clock, I will eel] at my
Store, corne r or King and Liberty streets,
A general assortment of DRY GOODS, Hosiery,
Hoop Skirts, Ceas, Pants, Vests. Ac.
On TO-MORRC WI will sell 100 cases BOOTS and
SHOES, and 25 c* sea Men's, Boys' and Children's
Hats, just receive i from manufacturers.
Sugar and Molasses.
BY J. A.ENS10W&C0.
THIS DAY, tit 13th instant, at ll o'clock, will
be sold on Bro m's Wharf, alongside sehr. Miner?
va, from Havana,
74 boxes gi od GROCERY SUGAR
45 hhds. superior new crop Molasses.
Conditions at s ile, February 13
T. J. Enauffv.t. The Charleston Rubber Corn
puny-Case in Attachment.
W. Y. LEITCH & R. 8. BRUNS,
In obedience to I he order of the Honorable the Court
ot Common Ph as, I will offer for sole, at ll o'clock
THIS DAY, the 13th instant, at Public Auction,
at the Works, lang-street Road, to the highest bid?
THE FOLLOWING VALUABLE PROPERTY :
One (1) ENGINE, sixty horse power
Two (2) New Boi ers
One (1) fifty-two 52) feet Heater and Carriage, fd 39
Moulds lor Vulcanlztag
Five (5) Mixers and Grinders
Two (2) Sets of Cullenders
One (1) Large Key Vice
Two (2) Sledges
Twenty (20) Composition Boxes
Two (2) Tables, sixty feet
One (1) Table, forty-five feet
One (1) Chain, one hundred told four (104) feet
Lot Steam Pipini attached to Machine
Eugine Lathe, ZO feet bed, 20 inch, Wing Screw,
Cutting Guard complete, with Counter Shaft
Terms-One-hdf cash; remainder in four and six
months, on note or notus of the purchaser, with two
or moro approvid sureties. Purchaser to pay for
stamps. D. B. GU,LIL AND, Assignee.
McKi.Y & CAMPBELL
Will sell TO-MORROW (Friday), at No. 136 Meeting
fclnrsirior Assortment of FURNITURE? ."T??- ?
WARE, CBOTJI.1RX, Ac. Particulars,-horning of |
sale. ,..-'" February 13
BY R. M. MARSHALL & BRO.
On TUESDAY, i!4th February, at ll o'clock, will be
sold, the following, at the old Customhouse :
BRICK STOBEHOUSE on Atlantic Wharf
BRICE STOBEHOUSE in GUlon-street
LOT in Cumt erlond street, opposite site of church
LOT in Bern sf ord-street
BUILDINGS AND LOTS 7, 9 and ll Mazyck
Conditions-One-fifth cash; balance, by bond, in
one, two, thro:, four and five years, with interest
semi-annually; buildings to be insured and policy
assigned. Purchasers to pay R. M. M. A Bro. for
papers and Btaxaps.
Further particulars will be given in subsequent
advertisement tutheS February ll '
BY li. M. MARSHALL & BRO.
On TUESDAY, 24tb February, at ll o'clock, wlU be
aold, ai th J Exchange, Broad-street
THAT DEL .'GHI FUL BRICK RESIDENCE of 1
eight upright rooms, known as No. 21 King-street
near the Battery. It has ample servants' accommo?
dations, carruvrehouse, stable, woodhouse and cis?
tern. The Lot measures 50 feet on King-street and
69 feet on bael line by 2tt> feet 6 inches In depth, be
the same a little moro or less.
Conditions-One-fifth cash; balance by bond paya?
ble in one, twe, threo, four and five years, with In?
terest semi-annually, secured by mortgage of the
property; bud lings to bo insured and policy as?
signed. Purchaser to pay R. M. M. A Bro. for pa?
pers and stamps. Iuths3stu2 February ll
frap, (Lljftnifols, 4Ctr.
For the Handkerchief.
"fflGHT BLOOMING CEREUS."
A M08T EXQUISITE, DELICATE, AND
FRAGRANT PERFUME, Distilled from the
Raro and Beautiful Flower from which it takes
MANUFACTURED ONLY BY PHALON & SON,
BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS.
ASE FOR PHALON'H-TAEE NO OTHES.
Sold Dy Druggists generally, and
Sold at Wholesale by
GOODRICH, WI1MM & CO.,
Jonusry 21 mihi yr
ITS CONSTITUENTS. THE BICHEST PART OF
the berry of Wheat and Barley Malt being
scientifically prepared ready for use,this food by an?
al" sis ls tho same in its chemical elemento ss
HEALTHY URE AST MILK, and ls the easiest of di?
gestion and assimilation of all nourishments for
Children, Invalids and Dyspeptics, lt has been
hied by the physicians of Charleston, an 1 is recom?
mended and prescribed by tho most eminent physi?
cians of New York- GEO. WELLS COMSTOCK,
No. 67 Cortland-street, New York.
BOWIE di MOISE,
January IS thetu6ir.0B Charleston, S. C.
TO PBOVTDE FOR TBS LIQUIDATION OF THE INTEREST
ON THE D:?BT OF THE CITY WHICH ACCEDED ON 31ST
DAT OF Dl'.CEMBEE LAST.
Be it ord lined by the Mayor and Aldermen tn City
Council fM?-mo?ed.That for the purpose of liquidating
tho interest on the public debt ot tho dry, which
accrued OD th i 31st day of December last Six Per
Cent Stock, obligatory on the Corporation of the
City of Charleston, shall be issued under the direc?
tion of the Kayor to the persons holding Stocks or
Bonds ot UM City, and entitled to receive the Inter?
est accrue 1 thereon at the time above stated, the
said Stock to bear interest after the rate of six per
cent per annum, payable quarterly, redeemable in
thirty years from date: Provided, That no part of j
said Stock shall be issued for any sum less than
twenty dot ar?, or for any fractional part of a dollar.
Provided, liso. That all sums for less than twenty
dollars an i for fractional parts of a dollar Bhsil bo
paid in City Bills.
SEC. 2. J hat the form of certificates and mode oi
transfer o, said Stock shall be subject to the sam:
regulation i as now exist in relation to other Six Per
Cent. Sloe] ts of the City.
Ratified ir City Council this twenty-eighth day of
January in tho year of our Lord one thousand
eight hu adred and sixty-eight.
ft. f.] P. C. GA1LLABD, Mayor.
W. H. SJUTH, Clerk of Council.
THE BENNETTS VILLE JOURNAL
TS PUBLISHED EVEBY FBIDAY MORNING
I at Beauettev?le, S. C., m the eastern portion
of the St ite, by STUBBS A LITTLE, Proprietors,
and offer superior Inducements to Merchants and
all others who wish to extend their business in this
section oi' thc Pee Dee country. We respectfully
solicit th'! patronage ol our Charleston friends.
Terms- $3 per annum, Invariably in advance. Ad
vertiseme its inserted ot very reasonable rotes.
Dry Gooda, Hats and Shirts.
BY JOHN G. HILNOB &CO.
THIS DAT, 13tb inst, at 10 o'clook, wo will sell
at our store,
An INVOICE, jost receive 1 per steamship Charles?
Fancy and Mournine PEINTS, Indigo Blue DrfUs,
Blue Plaids, Denims, Men's Brown, Grey and mixed
Half Hose, Ladies' White, Slate and mixed Hose,
Madras Hdkfc., 3-4 and 7-8 Bleached, Ladles' Lisle
Gloves, Shirt Fronts, Belknap Shirts, Brown Cotton
Shirts, Printed Satinets, Ac.
Fine Felt and Wool Hats.
Conditions cash. February 13
Choice Fruit Trees, Grape Vines, Strawberry
BY JOHN G. M1LNOR & CO.
TO-MORROW (Friday), 14th Instant, at quarter-past
10 o'clock, will be sold, at our 'Auction Salesroom,
A CHOICE COLLECTION OF FBDTT THEES,
CONBJBTIKO or :
APPLES, PEARS, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Figs,
Strawberry Plants, Choice Ever-Blooming Roses,
The above al] of native growth, from the nurseries
of Mr. C. Sanders, Sumter, 8. C., wall known to
many of our citizens.
Conditions cash. February 13
Positive sale of Three Houses and Lot on the
south side of Nunan-street, seventh west of
Rutledge Avenue, known as No. 16, at Auc~
BY SMITH & MCGILLIVRAY,
Real Estate Agenta and Broken, No. %7
WEDNESDAY, the 19th instant, at ll o'clock,
IN FBONT OF THEIR OFFICE, will be sold,
The above PROPERTY, consisting of throe Dwel?
ling Houses, each with double piazzas, four rooms.
Lot 24 feet front, more or less; tame width for 60
feet, whence to the back line wld'h ls 46 feet, more
or less; by IOU f?et deep, more or less.
Terms-One-half cash; the balance in one year,
secured aa usual; purchaser to pay S. A McG. for
papers and stamps._February ll
ODER DECREE IN EQUITY.
South Carolina Society vs. Hall.
W1U be sold, under the direction of the undersigned,
at tho Old Customhouse, THURSDAY, the 18th
of February, 1868, at ll A M.,
All that EOT OF LAND situate In the Parish of St
Phi ip "a, ia this city, the same being part and parcel
of a certain Lot known and dis? o gui shed in the Plan
of Charleston by the Number 136, measuring on the
north Une thereof 130 feet 6 inches; on the south line
thereof 132 feet, more or less; and on the east and
west Unes thereof 146 feet 6 inches each, be th same
more or leal; bounding to the north on lands of
Thomas Bennett; to the south on Bull-street; to the
easton Lynch-street; and 'o the west on lands of
Thomas Grange Simons, and on other lands of the
said Thomas Benni tc
Terms-One-third cash; balance in one, two, three
aud four years, secured by bond or bonds of pur?
chaser and mortgage of the premises, with Interest
from day of Bale, payable Ecmi-annually ; buildings
to be insured and policy assigned. Purchaser to pay
for papers and stamps. JAMES TUPPER,
February 6 th 5 Master in Equity.
UNDER UK CK EE IVE QUIT Y.
Hamlin v.. Wc Dowell.
\S JU be sold-unitier the direction of the Master, at the
Old.Qrtistomhouse, in this city, on THURSDAY, the
.70th day cf February, 1868, at ll o'clock, A M.,
AU that PLANTATION called "PORTER VINE,"
in St. Thomas' Parish, on the cain Hoy public road,
at the head of the western' branch of Wando Piver,
about twenty-one miles from Oh irleston, containing
646 acres, more or less, and bounded by lands form?
erly of James Bose and Henry Bonn eau.
AU that FABM In the Village of Louisville, con?
taining 160 acres, moro or less, and bounded by lands
of Dr. O'Hesr and W. B. MoDoweU, and by Wando
Terms-One-third cash; balance In one, two and
three years, secured by bond and mortgage. Pur?
chaser to pay for papers and stamps.
This property mae be treated for at private sale.
January SO th Master in Equity.
(Ootljinfl anl) /arntsi)titfj <2Ms.
TO THE CITIZENS
BARGAINS IN ilOTHM!
?S" BARG i EN S IN DRESS FROCKS-?
?-BARGAINS IN SACKS "I**
?"BARGAINS IN FAKTSl?ft
?-BARGAINS IN VE8TS-1?
?-BARGAINS IN UNDER-"?
?-BARGAINS IN SHIRTS "?
?-BARGAINS IN DRAWERS-??
?-BARGAINS IN HOSIERY-?
?-BARGAINS IN GLOVES"?
?-BARGAINS IN TIES, Ac., &c."?
NOW IS THE TIME, WITH A LI ITLE MONEY,
to secure U_e BARGAINS TN CLOTHING AND FUR?
Do not purchase before you examine the STOCK
?'MELAR, WILLIABS-4 PARKER,
ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE,
NO. ?70 KING-STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
FBESH GARDEN SEED,
Agricultural Implements, &c.,&e,
PLANTERS, FARMERS, AND THE TRADE
GENERALLY supplied with PURE SEEDS Of
ail varieties, Crop of 1867, carefully selected from the
best and most reliable seed growers In New 1 erk.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey end Connecticut AU
SEEDS warranted te be porn and fresh, and ol' tb?
PLOUGHS, HARROWS, CULTIVATORS, AND
HORSE HOES OE EVERY VARIETY.
SEED PLANTERS AND FODDER CUTTERS
IMPROVED CHILLED IRON CORN MILLI?,
FOB PLANTATION USE. DURABLE
WASHING M A C HI N E S, Ac., Ac.
INGERSOLL'S HAND POWER COTTON PBEhS,
LITTLE GIANT HOR9E POWER.
LITTLE & MARSHALL,
No. 140 MEETING-STREET,
Opposite Pavilion Hotel Charleston, S. C.
January 2 thm3nios
The Wando Fertilizer Company
HAVE ON HAND A SUPPLY OF THE
MADE AT THEIR WORKS IN THIS CITY.
Farmers will find it to their Interest to try it
PRICE 950 PER TON.
W. C. DUKES & CO., Agents,
No. L SOUTH ATLANTIC WHARF.
TERMS i 865 PER TON, CASH-TIME
SALES CAN BE ARRANGED FOR.
H. W. KINSMAN,
SOLE AGENT FOR SOUTH CAROLINA,
No. 153 EAST BAT.
NOTICE TO AUCTIONEERS.
OFFICE CLERK OF COUNCIL, )
CHABLESTOK, November ic, 1867. J
ALL AUCTION LICENSES EXPIRED FIRST
OCTOBER last Those who failed to renew
at that time are not considered as having a License,
and consequently are no Auction eera.
W. H. SMITH,
November 27 Clerk of Council.