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VOLUME YI-NUMBER 8181
CHARLESTON, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1868.
[EIGHTEEN CENTS A WEEK
Our European Dispatches.
[B? ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.]
THE DEBATE ON THE TUTSTT CETTE CH ESTABLISH
MENT-MB. GLADSTONE THE CHAMPION OF RE
FOBM-LORD STANLEY o APOLOGY AND ATTACK
UPON THE TRISH-THE SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
LONDON, April 1.-The Hon. W. Ewart Glad?
stone, in a speech to-day in the House ol Com?
mons, advocated the abolition of the Irish
church establishment. He stated that since
the repeal of thu penal laws against Catholics,
the whole number of Protestants in Ireland
was only one-fifth of the population. Hence
the injustice of making the whole country sup?
port a church for the benefit of so small a mi?
nority. Ho praised the Catholic clergy for
their loyalty and firmness in opposing Fenian
ism, and was heartily cheered throughout.
Lord Stanley, on the part of the govern?
ment, moved to postpone the consideration of
the subject. This was vehemently opposed by
Mr. Gladstone. Lord Stanley, in pressing his
motion, said that thc Irish people cared moro
for land than church, and called for a division,
when, without definite action, the House ad?
The negotiations between Denmark and
Prussia regarding the Schleswig-Holstein
territory continue. The latest telegrams say
that Prussia objects decidedly to thc proposi?
tions of Denmark.
MADRID, April 1.-The Spanish Government
will grant the army of Cuba an organization
similar to that of the home army.
LrvEBPooL, April 1-Noon.-Cotton opens
active and excited with prices unchanged. Es?
timated sales 25,000 bales. Breadstufls Hs 9d.
LIVERPOOL, April 1-Afternoon.-The cotton
market though active, is now somewhat easier
in tone. Prices have advanced to ll jd for Up?
lands on the spot and to arrive, and 12d for
Orleans. The shipments from Bombay for the
week ending March 21, were 34,000 bales.
LIVERPOOL, April 1.-Evening.-Cotton clos?
ed buoyant, with sales of 30,000 bales; Uplands
on the spot lljd; afljai HjdalLicI; Orleans Hf.
Breadstufls and provisions unchanged.
LONDON, April 1-Afternoon.-Consols un?
changed. 5.20's quiet at 72a72f.
LONDON, April 1.-Evening.-Consols 93.
FBANEFOBT, April L- Bonds 75*.
CHASE PATTED ON THE BACK AND SLAPPED TN THE
FACE-BULES MADE TO SETT THE EMERGENCY
WHAT THOMAS SAID AND DTD-BUTLER UP?
ROARIOUS-SHARP PRACTICE-A GIGANTIC PO?
LICE CO ?BT.
WASHINGTON, April 1.-The House of repre?
sentatives on assembling went into Committee
of the Whole, and thus proceeded to the Sen?
ate chamber, without transacting any busi?
The Senate had no' legislative session, and ,
at 12 o'clock the impeachment proceedings j
were resumed. j
During the reading of the journal, Mr. Sum?
ner made a motion to the effect that Mr. Chase t
had no right to give the casting vote jester- j
day. This was defeated by a vote of twenty- j
pue to twenty-seven, I
The question of the admissibility of certain e
' evidence for the prosecution which was inter- ]
rupted yesterday by adjournment, was then t
resumed. Both managers and counsel con?
sumed their hour in argument. The decision ]
of Mr. Chase was then sustained by a strict <
" party vote. t
Pending the discussion, the managers de- (
dined to say what use they intended to make
of the disputed evidence, as it would expose ,
their plan of prosecution. ' ?
The question at issue was, whether what .
Gen. Thomas said and did, could be received ,
Under the affirmative ruling, it was then ?
proved that General L. Thomas said he in- ;
tended using fore?, and to break down the
doors of the War Office, and that afterwards ]
he said he was deterred from using force by ;
The next contest was upon the admissibility ;
of a statement of what General Thomas did ;
and said previous to receiving orders to take
possession of the War Office. Mr. Chase ruled
this out. Mr. Drake appealed, and the appeal
was sustained by a voto of twenty-eight to
The managers stated that, before taking a
Tote, thas they intended proving by this evi?
dence that Thomas, in the line of this con
' Bpuacy, attempted to corrupt the employees
in tho War Department.
During the controversy, General Butler vio?
lently assailed General Thomas as having been
dis graced by Lincoln and Stanton, stating that
General Thomas, aside from assisting the
President in his conspiracy, had gratified his
Under the ruling of the Senate, on appeal
the managers then proved that, shortly after
his reinstatement as Adjutant-General, Gener?
al Thomas c tiled up the heads of Bureau and
chief employ?e?, and informed them that these
remarks were confined to employees in the
Adjutant-Generals Department, and that no
allusion was made to the probability of Gen?
eral Thomas becoming Secretary of War. This
point created a buzz. "
Further evidence showed that Gen. Thomas
said he intended applying to Gen. Grant for a
force to put him in possession.
Only three witnesses were examined to-day.
lu the management of tho prosecution Gen.
Butler takes the lead almost entirely, and
amongst the managers he is the emergency
The practice is very sharp, precisely in police
court style, except that the thrusts are more
Our Washington Dispatches.
THE STRONG CASE-WHAT'S ES A NAME-DEBT,
REVENUE AND CUSTOMS-A WITNESS FOB THE
PRESIDENT TO COME FROM ALASKA.
WASHINGTON, April 1.-The caso of Strong, a
fugitive from Virginia, arrested under a requi?
sition from Gen. Schafield, is now progressing
before the Supreme Court of this district.
The Supreme Court has adjourned to Mon?
day, when the term will close.
The Senate to-day, in executive session, re?
jected John Hancock as successor to General
The debt statement will show an increase of
Internal revenue to-day, $971,000. Customs
?01 the past week, $15,000,000, which is un?
General Hancock received his department
Mr. Burrin game, the Chinese Minister, has
arrived at San Francisco.
The President's counsel have summoned a
number of witnesses, amongst whom are Louis
D. Campbell, and Generala Sherman, Steadman
An Incendiary Document.
SAVANNAH, April 2.-Bradley, the Boston
negro, is circulating through the city and
country the following circular, which causes
considerable excitement :
"Notice to all bad men in the City of Savan?
nah, who now threaten the live3 of the leaders
and nominees of the Republican party, presi?
dents and members of Union Leagues of
America : If you should strike a blow, tho
man or men will be followed, and the house in
which he or they take shelter will be burned
to the ground. Take heed I Mark weill
Members of the Union rally ! rally ! rally ! for
God, life and liberty."
The Political Campaign in North Caro?
RALEIGH, April L-Tho canvass upon the
new constitution is goiug on briskly. Mr. Hol?
den, the Radical candidate for Governor, and
Mr. Ashe, the Conservative candidate, are both
in the field. Each side claims the victory. Tho
white people of the State have not been so
much aroused in any election since 1844.
AU over the State the excitement is intense.
Ex-Governors "Wm. A. Graham and Vance, and
other leading men are canvassing the State. It
is calculated that not less than two hundred
speeches are being made daily in the different
The Conservatives are more energetic than
Politics in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, April L-The Democratic
Central Committee have withdrawn their ticket,
and recommend that nominations be made by
ward and parish conventions. It is still re?
commended that a fall congressional, legisla?
tive and judicial ticket be put in the field, and
that the present incumbents, as far as practi?
cable, be re-nominated.
John Gauche, a wealthy merchant, died this
The Han With the Flag.
RALEIGH, N. C., April 1_Sergeant Bates,
carrying his flag, arrived here this morning,
and was received by the municipal authorities
and tendered the hospitalities of the city. He
was repeatedly cheered, and C. M. Busbee,
Esq., an ex-Confederate soldier, delivered a
short and tasteful address of welcome.
Ki vii Conventions in Mississippi.
JACKSON, April L-The Constitutional Con?
vention adjourned to-day, in order to give the
use of its hall to 'he Immigration Convention,
which has assembled, and is attended by
prominent citizens of many States. A plan of
inmigration will bo submitted to-morrow.
A plan ol' immigration has been submitted,
which provides for forming a Stock Company,
whose objects shall bo to purchase, lease and
improve Janel, and have power to borrow money
NEW YOBS, April 1-Noon.-Gold 138.1.
Money very active at 7 per cent. Exchange.
109181091. Virginia 6's, 47. Tennessee 6's, cx
:ouponB, 68. New, 67j. Cotton excited and
higher. Sales 5000 bales at 28c for Uplands.
EVENING.-Cotton ic better; closing quiet j
ifter much excitement; sales 14,000 bales, at
:Sc. Flour 10al5c lower; Stale $9S0all25;
Southern $9 85al4 75. Wheat dull and la2c
ower. Corn heavy and 2c lower; white South
>rn$117all8. Pork steady. Lard IjialGJc.
turpentine 66a66?c. Rosin $3 75a7. Freights
Inn. '62 Coupons 109L
BALTIMORE, April L-Cotton firm at 27*e.
Hour quiet and unchanged. Wheat un
manged. Corn dull; yellow $119; white $113
il 15. Oats active at $188al 93. Mess Pork
ictive at $25 50a25 75. Lard quiet at 17c.
WILMINGTON, N. C., April 1.-Spirits of TUT
pentine firm at 62c. Rosins active; Common
52 20; Strained $2 25a230; No. 1 $3. Cotton ad?
vanced 4c; Uplands 26c; sales 225 bales. Tar
AUGUSTA, April 1.-Cotton market active;
sales 1180 bales; receipts 470 bales; Middlings
SAVANNAH, April 1.-Cott m opcied firm, but
became excited; Sales 3240 bales; Middlings
27?c. Receipts c'00 bales.
MOBILE, April 1_Tho Cotton market closed
firm; Uplands 27k. Receipts 351 bales; sales
NEW OBLEANS, April 1-Evening.-Cotton
has been excited and prices have advanced.
Sales 8000 Ibales. Middling Uplands 28a23ic
Receipts 312. Exports 3,511. Gold 1 39$al 40.
Sterling steady and unchanged. New York
sight J premium.
CINCINNATI, April l.-Provisions buoyant and
higher, with a speculative feeling. Mess Pork
$25; Shoulders lLJc; Clear Sides 154c. Lard
dull at lCc
NOTICES TN BANKBUPTCY.-Meetings of tho
creditors of the undermentioned bankrupts, to
prove debts and choose assignees, will be held
at the office of the Registrar, Bon. R. B. Car?
penter, No.* 72 Broad-street, on the days and
at the hours named :
Da'.\ \ Hour.\ Same. \Of rokalptaoe.
Apb 6 9 A.M. McCall, W. J.Manning.
Api. 0 lt) A M. Kelly. Henry.Clarendon.
Apb G ll A.M. Keels, Jas. H.Williamsburg.
Apb C 11A.M. Kennedy, W. H.Mannincr.
ApL C 1P.M. Hatpins, H. 3. Clarendon.
Api. G 3 P.M. Gaaqae, S. S--" ... Lynch's Creek
Apl. 7 ! 0A.M.;Hagood, Wm. ri.[Barnwell.
Ap'. 20| 9 A.M. Benbow, W. W.iwright's Bluff
apb 2niinA.M. l'.iUup?. R. R.iWrizht'sBluff
ArL 20 ll A.M.j Bo-hett, Wm. H., Jr.. Clarendon.
Apl. 20 12 M. I benbow, P. G.Wright's Blnff
ApL 20 I 1 p.M.|!Iahouc.\ Jno. H....|Wright's Bluff
Apl. 20 i 2 P.M. Hodge, B. E.?Manning.
ApL 20 ! 3 P.M. j Bennett. Geo. A.?Beaufort.
Apl. 21! 9 A.M. White, W. J.Manning.
ApL ?l . 10 A. ?J. ? ?-.umious. Arthur E... ; Bamberg.
Apb 2l!ll A.M.iLi8esue, W. T.Manuinj;.
ApL 21113 M. i M' Connell, John T... ?BUu-k Mingo.
Api. 211 2 P.M. 'Nelsen 8. Warren.j Manning.
An important error, in translating the
Prussian treaty was brought to light in the
executive session of the Senate on Friday last,
by a letter of Mr. Bancroft to the State De?
partment, in which ho gave an a:connt of the
negotiations for the treaty. This letter was
written toward the last of February, aud im?
mediately after the signing of the agreement
on the port of the King of Prussia. From this
letter it appears that the treaty is broader in
its term3 and more favorable to our citizens of
foreign birth thin was at first supposed here,
after the treaty was received. The correction
of the error referred to makes the treaty apply
to all former citizens of the North German
Confederation who have been already natural?
ized in the United State&, as well as those who
may hereafter become so. According to Mr.
Bancroft's explanation, it is also intended to
cover the five years dunne which a foreigner
is waiting for citizenship after having filed bis
Accounts of great destruction of life come
to us from China. Tho Chinese rebels, it is
said, have committed great atrocities in the
Province of Shantung, and tho people have
destroyed a largo number of them. Thirty
thousand are said to have perished in this way
and by cold and hunger. Several dariDg acts
of piracy have been perpetrated ofl the Saddle
Islands, neai- Shanghai.
THE NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD.
ITS PRESORT I CONDITION AND FUTURE
OBIGIN - COMPLETION - BUSINESS - THE MEET?
ING - BEPOET OF THE DrEE'TTOES - THE ELEC?
Some years ago a number of influential gen?
tlemen from Wilmington visited Charleston for
tho purpose of urging upon our leading citizens
the construction of a road along the coast, pass?
ing in the vicinity of Georgetown, to connect the
two cities by tho shortest practicable line, and
towards which they were williup to pledge a sub?
scription to the extent of one-half its cost. At
that time the bulk of the travel between Sew
York and New Orleans passed this way-the
connection between Charleston and Wilming?
ton being kept up by a daily line of steamers.
These, however successfully managed, were
deemed objectionable, and, to retain this
travel, the;e gentlemen proposed the road
above referred to. Their arguments, how?
ever, failed to convince the parties here, and
they returned to Wilmington annoyed and dis?
appointed at the Issue of their visit. If we
mistake not, they then conceived the idea of
building a road from Wilmington, in the direc?
tion of Columbia or Augusta, which eventually
resulted in the completion of the "Wilmington
and Manchester Road" to Kingsville.
As soon as it became apparent that this
project would be carried out, it was no less
evident that the stream of travel would be di?
rected from Charleston. To counteract this to
some extent, the Northeastern Railroad was
devised, and a charter was obtained in Decem?
ber, 1851. A snfQcicnt amount of stock was
subscribed to warrant a commencement of the
work in 1853- and in 1857 the road was opened
to Florence, a point on the Wilmington and
Manchester Railroad, ono hundred and seven
miles from Wilmington, and one hundred and
two from Charleston. In view of its construc?
tion, the Cheraw and Darlington Road was
projected, and completed to the same point,
thus affording a continuous line of one hun?
dred and forty miles into the heart of the State.
Much of the country through wu ich the North?
eastern Railroad passed had been previously
deprived of those facilities of transportation
which are an essential element to the develop?
ment of its resources, and tho local importance
of the road is shown by the increased quantity
of produce which, year by year, it has brought
In 1857 the Creight receipts were $15,425, but
by the nest year tho receipts had increased to
S?7.383. Ono year later they had swollen to
$108,271, and in 18C0 they were $119,7S2. After
the war the country was in a half ruined con?
dition, and tho freight receipts for 18C6 were
but $95,345. In 1857 tho receipts, however,
were $17C,301, and for the ye-r just closed they
were $172,048. In the number of bales cotton
transported there has been a similar move?
ment. In 1857 the road camed but 1,714 bales,
jo I860 it carried 58,401 bales. In 1807 it car?
ried 24,589 bales, and last year it carried 2G.9C1
The number of barrels naval 6torcs trans-,
sorted shows a marked increase, the total
acing in 1806, G96G for eight months, in 1867,
22,080 for twelve months, and in 1868, 34,072.
The general character of the cotton business
>f the xoad is shown by the fact that out of a
?tal transportation in 1H68 of 26,961 bales, no
ess than 18,488 came from the Wilmington
ind Manchester Railroad, Cheraw and Darling?
ton Railroad and from Florence. From Gour
lin's there was a total shipment of 1542 bales,
ind from Oakley a total shipment of only four
In 1857 the company receive d from passen?
gers $15,360. By 1830 the yearly receipts from
this source stood at $89,045, and in 1866 they
were as high as $88,283. In 1867 the receipts
amounted to $1207018, and for the past'year
they aro S92.0S8. Of thc total passenger re?
ceipts, $44,101 were derived from through pas?
sengers, and $40,255 from way passengers.
Thc average sum received from each through
passenger was $3 81, and from each way pas?
senger $1 43.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Northeastern Railroad Company was held
at thc hall of tho Planters' and Mechanics'
Bank on Wednesday, 1st April, 18G8.
A majority of the stockholders beins repre?
sented, the meeting was organized by calling
the Hon. M. Cogswell, Mayor, lo the chair,
and appointing C. Williman Secretary.
The reports of thc President and Superin?
tendent were then read, and on motion made,
received as information. They are as follows :
REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, )
NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY, J
CHARLESTON, S. C., March81, 18C8. J
To Ont Stockholders of Ute Norllieastern Railroad
GENTLEMIN-WC respectfully submit the follow?
ing report of thc company's operations for the fiscal
year, ending 29th February, I8C8:
Tbeg'oss earnings have been.$279,232.75
The operating expenses. 173,053.82
A comparison of the above, with those of tlc pre?
ceding year, will show, as follows:
P.ECEPTS FROM- 1806-07. 1M7-C& Dccreise.
Passengers.S120.018.4" S92.08S.76 $27,929.01
Freight?.177,029.28 172.G48.32 4,980.96
Mails and other
sources. 20,127.07 14.496.67 5.632.00
$317,773.35 S279.232.75 $38,542.60
Opt rating expenses 251.088.04 173,055.82 79,432.22
SG5.037.31 $105.577.93 $38,689.62
Trom this you will observe, that tho largest defi?
ciency has orcorred in our travel. Having extend?
ed to it every requisite facility and accommodation,
the failur* to attract it more largely, must be attribu?
ted to the recent multiplication of coastwise slea
mers, the restricted means of our own peopli; for
travelliPS. and, especially, to the absence of any daily
direct communication with Savannah and thc chain
ot roads to the southward of us. The deficiency iu
our freiphts and other sources of income, ls due to
the reductions in our tariffs, which bad becomo
necessary to the retention of produce, which, other?
wise would have been diverted from us.
During thc past year, there have been transported
26,961 bales cotton, 34,072 barrels naval 6tores, and
2,212.300 feet lumber, against 24,589 bales cotton,
22.080 barrels naval stores, and 2,000,000 feet lumber,
the previous year.
It will further be observed, that our operating ex
penses have been reduced in a greater rat io, than tho
reduction in our receipts, and, consequently, that the
balance, or net revenue of this year, exceeds that of
the preceding, by the sum ol S38.8S9.02. Forfurther
details on these points, you are referred to the ac?
companying report of the Superintendent.
At the close of the past year there remained to the
Profit and loss account. S8.460.27
Since which it has been lurtber credited
with proceeds of transportation for
1867- 68... 105,676.93
Sales of old material.'.. 8,119.93
And charged with following amounts :
Reconstruction.$ 9,683.85 f
Adjusted claims dur?g the war. 11,212.55
Interest on indebtedness and
current interest. 90,851.59
Balance at credit of profit and loss account. $10,403. 14
The total amount expended upon the reconstruc?
tion of the road, since the close of the war, has been
$215,398.61, of which S1C2.398.49 was derived from
sales of materia', and tho balance, 8113,000.12, from
transportation. Tuis account, we may add, ie now
From the treasurer's statements, it will be seen
that the indebtedness of the company ia aa follows:
1400 First Mortgage Bonds, each 5590,
due i-ept. 1, 1869.S 700,000.00
39U Second Mortgage bonds, ea.h, 8500
due Sept. 1, 1868. 145,000.00
3100 sharea Preferred Stock, $50. 165,000.00
Cerliflca'es of Indebtedness (for over
due interest) Jan. 1, 1873. 104,990.80
Outstanding interest to Jan. 1,1867, yet
to be funded. 123,095.43
Outstanding interest due in cash. 6,254.81
Beal eBtate bones. 28.000.OC
bills payable. 33.34144
Profit and loss. 10,409.14
To meet this indebtedness, we have the
road (102 miles longi with ?ts ?idelnga.
cquioments, tc, at a costof.82,148,130.65
Ana assets. 55,910.97
The amount of second mortgage bonds, originally
issued, was 8300,000-of which 3143,093 were sol d;
the remaining 8155,000 were subsequently pledged,
and deposited with three trust?es, as a security for a
corresponding amount of preferred stoct, say SI 55,
000, on which an interest, at the rate of 8 per cent per
annum, was guaranteed. This preferred stock ia then
virtually a substitute for that amount of second
mortgage bonds. Of the outstanding interest ?8123,
096), about S100.000 has been placed in a temporary
shope, satisfactory to thc parties to whom it is due,
and with wtom, it is boped, arrangements may ulti?
mately be made lor its permanent funding. The an?
nual interest for which the cmpany is responsible
It ia proper that your attention should be directed
to the eatly maturity of the company's bonds. A
portion of the second mortgage bonds, $14 5,000, be?
comes payable on the 1st September, 1868. We are
under the impression that these can be extended, by
the payment of the interest as usual, to the 1st Sep?
tember, 1869, on which date the first mortgage bonds
will also mature. The renewal of the entire debt
wiU then become neceBBory, but under what forms
and conditions it would be premature on this occa?
sion to discuss, as our action at that time will neces?
sarily be determined by circumstances of whi ch we
cannot now judge. This point will, therefore, be re?
served for your future consideration.
It affords us pleasure to confim to you, the gene?
rally good condition of the road-indeed we believe
there are few in the South, with which it will not fa?
vorably compare. Its machinery consist* of twe Ive
locomotives, all in fair order-one of thes: has been
recently rebult, and may bo considered a new ma?
chine; and tho others, though advanced iu age and
aorvic?, can be kept in an effluent condition for an?
other year, ata very moderate cost. We have sixty
seven box and forty-three platform eira; eight pass?
enger, four second-class, three baggage and two mail
and express cars. No addition to this equipment
will be required the cnsu.ng year, and our expendi?
tures in Ibis department will b'j confined simply to
keeping it op to ita present san.iarJ. The shops of
the company are still i trained at Florence, in the
temporary buildings erested mere several years ago.
Although cn a limited scale, they will answer our
purposes, until the company's means shall permit
their enlargement and removal to the city. The
depots, station-houses, tanks, kc, will be found in
But while: the roa 1 ia thus physically competent to
meet every demand upon its facilities, the lact is
not to be disguised, that thc necessity for them to
any remunerative extent, does not at present, exist
Our road, as yon are aware, is essen ti ally local in its
character, and dependent for hs income upon a com
paratively limitea section; it has no extended Unka
or feeders to widen the field of its operations, and con?
sequently when from any causes the business of the
country thus tributary to it, is unfavorably affected,
a severe reaction upon our revenues inevitably fol?
lows. As all are familiar with the circumstances
which have brought about and are still contributing
to this result, it would be needless to refer to them
or their probable duration.
So far aa the probable resulte of tho coming year
are concerned, we apprehend that the losses of tke
paBt will deter many planters from repeating, and
others from extending their operations, and bonce
the probability of a curtailment rather than an in?
crease in th > quantity of cotton and upward blights
to be transported the ensuing season. Wc shall be
agreeably disappointe 1 at finding it otherwise, but it
seems to us that this is arcady foreshadowed iu the
limited quantities of guano ar.d other fertilizers now
being sent into the interior, as compared with pre
v!ous years. The prevailing diffiulty has been a
want of capital; could this have been had at reason?
able rates, th'; removal ol the late tax on cotton, and
Its recently enhanced value, might have encouraged
our planters to turtacr experiments with tho labor
at their command; but while it ls only to bt reached
by high raies of interest, and tli2 pledge of se uritics
outside of thc crops to bo grown, tho r?cup?r?t.ve
process must be slow, and confined mainly to those
who can comply with these stringent conditions. In
this st tte of thines our policy is clear. We
must conform to what we cannot alter. We
should make every reasonable and proper
conocssion to the development of thc local
business of the road, by as low tariffs a' our necessi?
ties will permit, the encouragement of immigration,
and, iu abor:, by every measure which would fjster
new enterprises and diversify the products requiring
our tronsportatiuu. Thc opportunities for its ap?
plication, have so far been rare, but whenever pte
sented we havo sought to improv'; them. It is to be
regretted that our financial condition is not one to
warrant the application of this policy to our tiriffs
m its widest and most liberal dense. The latter are,
to a great extent, controlled by competing routes,
and are so adjusted aa to draw towards us all thc
produce fairly within our reach, still they are and,
of necessity, mu?t be ifttewbtt higher thon on
longer and more favorably situated roals with a
much larger business. Thc common anrmncut that
because we have them our fa-.ilities should be em.
ployed at, or even !e?s than, their cost rather than lose
their immediate product, and the chances of futuie
business ia not without weight, but an intelligent
management will readi'y discriminate between those
cases, wnen it cm bc judiciously applied, and others
where it simply covers a disposion to subordinate
the interests of the company to those of the indi?
vidual. AU know that any business conducted bare?
ly at iu cost, or undera competition only permitting
a minimum and uncertain profit, cannot < nd favora?
bly, unless its proportions are to bo largely and
speedily swelled thereby. It would seem reasona?
ble then, that while our tariffs are only producing an
income equal to our requirements, and are yielding
no dividends to stockholders, th.y should be gene?
rally recognized and -ubuiitted to as an unavoidable
necessity. Our tirst obligations are to the company's
.ondholderp, and its tiriffs should be so arranged as
not to jeopardize thc ability to meet them.
But while the income of the road may fluctuate
with the varying conditions of the country-its ex?
penses are, measurably, under our control. At no
period since its opening have we been in a better po?
sition ?or their redaction, than at present. There
cent renewa's of many of the most costly portions
of the read-its generally good condition, and the
fair order ol its equipment, fhould render this prac?
ticable tor the ensuing year at least without mate?
rially Impairing the value of the property, or the
safety and regularity of our trains. A rigid econo?
my haB been introduced into every department of
the company's service, and a? our expenditures will
be confined only to such work as is absolutely nec?
essary, we hepe to accomplish a saving of twenty
five per cent, in this direction.
In closing this report, we would bring to your no?
tice the gratifying fact of our having passed through
the year without an accidert, or any det>-ntioncf
note in the movemen'6 ol our trains. It is the best
evidence we can offer of the careful and active atten?
tion of the company's officers and employees to
their respective duties.
Ail of which ie respeclfully submitted.
A. F. BAVEN EL, President.
BEPOET OF THE 8CPFRTSTEKDEKT.
SUT'TB OFFICE. NOBTHEASTEBN RATLBOAD, ]
CHARLESTON, Februory 29, 1868. j
Mr. A. F. Ratenel, Prexident:
SIB-I beg leave to submit the following (being the
15th) annual report of the operations of the road, for
the year endinp February 29, 1S68, and ol its condi?
tion at tb at date.
The accompanying statements, numbered from 1 to
7, will show, in detail-the monthly earnings and the
sources from which they were derived-the current
monthly disbursements under their appropriate
heads-the stations whence thc chief products of thc
country were exported-'he service performed by
the motive power, with the cost of maintaining the
same, and a comparative statement of the operations
of the road from its completion to this date.
From these statements the following summary is
Gross earnings of the year.. .S279.232.75 S317.775.35
Earnings from passengers... 92,088.76 120.018.40
Earnings from freight. 172,648.32 177,620.28
Earnings from Express Co... 6,723.63 12,355.75
Earnings from mail service.. 7,772.14 7,771.92
No. ol'through passengers... 13,988.00 13,739.1)0
No. of local passengers. 27,992.00 39,084.00
Receipts from through paes.. 51,830.40 63.183.70
Receipts from local pass. 40,258.36 56.834.70
Receipts from through trait. '90.522.74 104,726.33
Receipts from local freight... 70.125.S8 71,575.18
Receipts f: om up lreight. 84,326.75 77.596 63
Receipts from down freight.. 88,321.57 98,704 91
No. bales cotton transported. 2G.961.00 24,58 .00
No. bales cotton through
transported. 21,8,'4.00 19,970.00
No. bales cotton local trans?
ported. 5.157.00 4,619.00
No. bbls. naval stores trans?
ported. 34.072.C0 22,080.00
No. feet B. M. lumber trans?
Cost ot maintaining railroad
way. 43,265.84 83,861.57
Cost of maintaining motive
power. 67.81313 06,012.72
Cost of maintaining cars. 20,912.57 45,379.50
Cost ol conducting transpor?
tation. 37,346.76 39,069.65
Cost of general expenses. 14,317.62 16,764.60
Total operating expenses. 173,655.82 251,088.04
Total No. of miles run by
trains. 166,000.00 154,500.00
Average ex. per mile run. 1.04.00 1.62.00
Average receipts pe r mile run. 1.66.00 2.06.00
This summary .er abraces ali the important and in?
teresting locts conrected with tho post year's opera?
tions of tho road, and comparing them, os lt does,
with those of the preceding year, supplies the data
upon which to base an intelligent opinion of the
management of the company's afTaire.
It is with much satisfaction that I report the supe?
rior condition of th) roadway. The rails are gener?
ally well preserved, ond free from serious wear
new cross-ties hav; been liberally used, and the la?
bors of a ditching gang, which has been employed
during the year in morning cuts, embankments and
ditches, and in ballasting, has given to the whole un?
usual stability and nuioothness of surface.
This improved condition of the road wid have the
gool eQ'ect of dimiiiisbiug the cost of its malntain
ance for the coming year, while, Ht the same time, it
will contribute in n great measure towards lessening
tho usual wear ai d tear upon the machinery and
cars, and securest) its wholo business operations
increased safety and regularity. R.it little has been
done during the ye. ir tc war .ts fining trestles, for the
reason that th? ince me of the road did not justify its
continuance. Should opporruniti-.-a occur in the fu?
ture, by wbich this work can be resumed, they will
be applied to that end. and every effort used to fur?
ther its accomplishment. The bridges and trestles
have been mostly r ?bullt within the past two years,
and hence are in goc d repo ir. Tb e labors of the com?
ing year will be com med chiefly to maintaining them
In their present saf<i condition. Among the materioj
improvements effec ed in this department during tho
past year, have bee a the building of a new bridge
across Lynches' Creek, and the rebuilding of the two
miles of trestle through the Sante e Swamp, on the
south of the river.
The machinery ol the road has been greatly im?
proved, and, in point of efficiency, is superior to
what it has been at any period within the past five
years. Of the twelve engines -belonging to the com?
pany eleven are in good order, and only one- the
small gravel engine-reported merely ha running
order. None are laid up for repairs. This improve?
ment is not duo simply to ordinary repairs, for,
since the close of the war, five engines have been
thoroughly rebuilt, while, at the same time, the cur?
rent wear of the others have, to the usual extent,
been provided ".gainst, and the power of the wbole,
as near aa practicable, been retained. The engine
"Echo," embraced in the number reported as re?
built, is an entirely new macblne, including even
the boiler. Her cost ($10,000) ha* been classed as a
current expense for the reason that she supplies the
place of the engine "Kingstree," previously con?
demned and destroyed.
We have added ton new platform, and two new
mall and express cars to thc stock reported h<-t year,
and have condemned none. This add.tion has been
effected lu our own Hhops, by tic force employed lor
ordinary repairs, and their cost been charged as a
current expense. Our passenger cara do not present
tue ino>t desirable appearance, but they have been
kept f afe, souud and comfortable. They will here?
after receive such improvements as the means of the
company may aulborize. The stock of freight cars
arc in lair order, and in number quite ample io meet
the prospective demands of the road.
Thc operations ot the transportation department
offers no unusual subject for comment The trains
have been run with great regularity, the passenger
trains, with a lew exceptions, having met their con?
nections promptly, and the freight trains performed
their duties satisfactorily, and both escaped the oe
cum nee of any accident worthy of note. Thc re
qu'rements of thc patrons of thc road have been an*
swere.l with alacrity, and all reasons ble applications
for concessions to their interests been responded to.
Our depots and wood and water siation arrange?
ments have been overhauled, and may, for thc pres.
ent, be considered complete.
The officers and e tnpiovees of the company have
shown their accustomed zeal and Interest in its wel?
fare, and merit therefor an appreciative recognition.
S. S. SOLOMONS, Super?Oenient.
On motion mad J, it was
Rfsolce?, That a committee be appointed to
verity proxies and conduct the elections for offi?
cers for thc ensuing year.
Besomed, That :be reports of the officers be
printed and distributed among the stockhold?
'J he committee appointed to verify proxies
and manage the election, then reported the
A. F. UAVtNEL.
Hon. C. Macbeth, Daniel Ravenel, L. D. Mowry,
J. R. Dukes, A. Macfarlan, D. L. McKay.
On motion madi),
Iiesolcecl. That the Board of Directors bo,
andar? hereby authorized to take such steps
as in their juelgme nt may seem best, to arrange
for the payment or refunding of the bonds of
this company, falling due on first September
On motion, it v. as
Besotoed, That the thanks of this meeting
be tendered to Tis Honor tho Mayor for his
courteous di&chaige of hia duties as Chairman,
and also to the officers of the Planters' and
Mechanics' Bank, for the use of their hall on
Adjourned. C. WILLDIAN, Secretary.
J8S- BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.-THIS
splendid Hair Dyn ls the best m the world; the
only true and perfect Dye; harmless, reliable,
instantaneous; no disappointment; no ridiculous
tints; remedies th? ill effects ol bad dyes; invigo?
rates and leaves the hair soft and beautiful black or
brown. Sold by all Druggists and Perfumers; an
properly applied at Batchelor's Wig Factory, No
Bond-street, New ?ork. lyr January
JOS- A NOVELTY.-THE LATEST A3D
most effectual remedy for the cure o? debility, loss
ol appetite, headai he, torpor of the liver, etc., is
PANKNTVS HEPATIC BITTERS. For sale by all
J9S-A CARD.-I SEE IN TOUR PAPER OF
yesterday, n card signed P. J. JOHNSON, which he
says he can prove, although I don't know what he has
aguinst me to prove.
About two years ago I was Bent to Augusta as an
agent and budding collector from' the Church. I
west, discharged the dnty, returned, reported and
Ii he has any thing mere than thia to prove, I don't
know what it is. Let him come forward.
SO- OFFICE OF THE CITY ASSESSOR,
CITY HALL. APRIL 2. 1868.-Thia Office will con?
tinue opsn for the receipt of returns for CAPITA?
TION TAXES, until Wednesday, the 15th of April in?
clusive, from 9 A.M. until 2 P. M.
By order of the Mayor. W. N. HUGHES,
April 2 13 City Assessor.
J9S- THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
G rangeville Manufacturing Company nave thia day
declared a Dividend of Five Dollars (SC) a Share,
payable on demand. H. H. HICKMAN,
April 2 2 President.
SGT SPECIAL NOTICE.-GENERAL TAX
OFFICE, FI R K P?OOF BUILDING.-Under authori
y from Brevet Major-General ED. B. S. CANBY, this
office is This Day re-on ent d for ten days for the furth?
er receipt of the general State taxes, due Slat ult
Persons who have failed to make returns, are em?
braced in Ute above extension, as also those who
have not paid tho capitation tax.
Special attention ia requested, aa executions will
be issued on the closing of the books.
FLEETWOOD LAN NE A D',
Tax Collector for St Philip and St. Michael.
the most fruitful generator of disease, so common BB
not to be considered dangerous-slowly and surely
saps the foundation of health; for, with impaired
digestion, it is impossible for food to afford strength
to tho sy?tem. Dyspepsia invariably follows this
disease, and dyspeptics owe all their Bufferings to In?
digestion. Nervous and sick headache also spring
from derangement of the digestive organs. Persona
of s?dente ry habits frequently Buffer from these
evil", which are attended with a nervous irritability
of temper, extremely unpleasant to others, and a
source of misery to themselves. HOSTETTER'S
STOMACH BITTERS hes been found the safest and
best means of removing all digestive obstructions,
as well as bracing up the 'ailing system. Those
whose occupations are mental recognize in thle
preparation the perfection of medical skill, as it
soothes the excited brain, headache disappears under
its potent charm, and the patient rapidly regains
health and strength by ita restoring power. To the
aged as well as delicate ladies and children, it is ad?
mirably suited, as lt poss?des the quality of invigo?
rating without excitement or reaction.
An immense amount of unimpeachable evidence
can bo produced to prove that HOS! ETIER'a
STOMACH BITTERS Is unequalled for its prompt
and ever reliable action in alleviating and curing all
diseases of the stomach. Its superior excellence and
consequent renown ia readily accounted for from the
well known fact that it is made under tic personal
supervision of the proprietors, in strict accordance
with pharmaceutic science._6_April 2
SST REMOVAL NOTICE.-WM.M
THIESSEN has removed his Clotldng Houae from
No. 219 King-atreet to No. 291, at tho Corner ol
Wentworth street where he is opening an elegant
supply of Spring Clothing and Furnishing Goods for
Men and Boys, 12 March 28
??YARMOUTH BLOATERS, SCALED
HERRING, CODFISH, SWEET CEDER, (on draught);
Davis' Diamond and Clark's HAM8, Prime GOSHEN
BUTTER, Allsops, Muir & Sons, Jeffrey's Bass PALE
ALE, London PORTER. Exton's BUTTER CRACK?
ER*, GINGER SNAPS, MILK and CREAM BIS?
CUITS. A fresh supply of above received this week.
* WM. 8. CORWIN k CO.,
March 31_No. 276 King-street
?-TEAS, TEAS, COFFEES, COFHEES_
At WM. S. CORWIN & CO., No. 275 King-street, wiU
be found a lull supply of TEAS and COFFEES that are
good and pure. We parch and grind JAVA COFFEE
and warrant it pure and unadulterated. A trial or
our TEAS and COFFEES will convince the consumer
that om- goods are as represente:).
WM. S. COBWIN & CO.,
March 31 No. 275 King-street.
JS3-N OTICE.-FOR THE ACCOMMODATION
ot Correspondents, an authorized Pos!office messen?
ger, will, until further notice, bc found daily (except
Sundays) at thc hours given below, at thc office of thc
City IUilroad, corner of East Bay and Broad Strec'U,
to receive and convey to the Pos'office letters and pa?
pers intended for the mails, viz :
For thc South Carol.n;'. Railroad Mails-Augusta,
Savannah, and Western, from 8 A. M., to 9 A. M.
For thc South Carolina Railroad Moils-Columbia
and Greenville, from 3 P. M, to i P. M.
For thc South Carolina Railroad Mails-Augusta
ano Western, from S P. M., to C P. M.
For the Early Morning Mails-from 7 P. M. to 8
P. M. STANLEY G. TROTT, P. M.
JCS* NO CUBE NO PAY.-DR. FORREST'S
"JUNIPER TAR" is warranted to cure Cough,
Croup, Throat and Lung Diseases, of whatever
nature, if not hopelessly bed-ridden, or the price will
be positively refunded. INSTANTANEOUS RELIEF
PRODUCED. Try it, and if not satisfled return the
amply bottles and get your money back. For sale
by druggists everywhere.
Price per bottle-3J cents.
L. CliAPTN i: CO., General Agents,
No. 10 Hayce-strccr, Charleston, S. C.
February 20 thstu 3mos
?5- N i ll YOUS DEBILITY, WITH ITS
gloomy attendants, lew spirits, depression, in?
voluntary emissions, loss of ocmen, spermatcrrhtra,
los- of power, aisxj head, loss of memory, and
threatened impotence and imbecility, find a sove?
reign cure m HUMPHREY'S HOMEOPATHIC
SPECIFIC No. TWENTY-EIGHT. Composed of the
most valuable mild and potent curauves, they stinke
at once the root of the matter, tone up UK system,
arrest the discbarftos, and impart vigor and energy,
lile aud vitality, to thc entire man. They havt
cured thousands of cosen. Price $5 per package of
six boxes and vial, or 151 per single box. Sold by
druggists, and sent by moil on receipt ot price.
Address HUMPHREY'S SPECIFIC HOMEOPATHIC
MEDICINE COMPANY, No. 5C2 BROADWAY, NEW
SS- A YOUNG LADY RETURNING TO
her country hom?, after a sojourn of a iew months
in t L e city, was hardly recognized by her friend?,
in place ot a coarse, rustic, flushed face, she had a
soft ruby COD plexion of almost marble smooth?
ness, and matead twenty-three she really appeared
but eighteen. Upon inquiry aa to the cause of so
great a change, she plainly told them that she used
the CIRCASSIAN BALM, ar. d considered it an in?
valuable acquisition to any lady'a toilet. By its use
any Lady or Gentlemen can Improve their peisonal
appearance an nuuilredfold. It is simple in its
combination, as Nature newell is simple, yet ansur
parsed ui its efficacy m drawing impurities lroin,
also headsg, cleansing and beautifying the akin and
complexion. By its direct action on the cuticle it
draws from it all its impurities, kindly healing the
same, and leaving the surface as Nature Intended it
should be-clear, soft smooth and beautiful. Price
$1, Bent by Mail or LxpresB, on receipt of an order,
W. L. CLARK K CO.. Chemise.
No. 8 West Fayette-street Syracuse, N. Y.
The only American Agents for the sale of the same.
?-NEW MARRLAGE GUIDE.-AN ESSAY
for Young Men. on Physiological Errors, Abuses and
Diseases, mcident to Youth and Early Manhood,
which create impediments to MARRIAGE, with sure
means of rebci. Sent in sealed letter envelopes free
of r harge. Address Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON.
Uowiird Association, Piuladelphia, Pa.
January 31 3mos
AM%~ THE SWIFT SCREW STEAM
Snip "FiLCON," E. C. REED Com
t&WSlfkiTi^ mander, will sail for the above port
JWSMBSBJU on Saturday Afternoon, 1th April, ft t
3 o'clock, from Pier No. 1, Union Wharves.
Through bills kdlng eigned to Philadelphia, Bos?
ton, LoulsviUe, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and other
Northern points. i
]'or Freight or Passage, apply to .? \im
COURTENAY k TBENHOLM."
April 1_3_Union Wharveg. -
FOR 3?EW YORK.
PEOPLE'8 MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
sfc/r-Kirif, THE STEAMSHIP E. B. SOUD
/^K?SKKL ER, Captain LEB BY, win leave
c?j(?WW$iJX~~ North Atlantic Wharf on Friday Af
iin ,?r=w/<moow, April9, at 4 o'clock.
JOHN k THEO. GEIT?. Aitenta,
March 31_North Atlantic Wharf.
FOR NEW YORK.
REGULAR LIVE STEAMERS,
^fcti,,. THE STEAMSHIP SARAGOSSA,
jSyfiPm?t Captain M. B. CEO WELL, wfll leave
<-*2&W&>T( Yanderhorst's Wharf, on Saturday,
tumBUB?IL, April ll, 1808, at-o'clock.
For Freight and Passage, apply to
March 30_RAVEN EL k CO., Agents.
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPY'S
THBCTGH LINE TO ,
CALIFORNIA. CHINA AND JAPAN*.
FREIGHT AND PASSAGE AT GREATLT RE?
DUCED RATES ! 7
s&rt**Z?\ SIE AMERS OF THE ABOVE.
sffl&S&EjL hhe leave Pier No. 42, North River,
??ffi?ldl?f?K foot of Canal-street, New York, at
. i2 o'clock noon, of the 1st nth
and 21st of every month (except when these dates
fall on Sunday,'then the Saturday preceding).
Departure of lat and 21ft connect at Panama with
steamers for South Pacific and Central American
ports. Those of 1st touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of 11th of each month connects with
the new steam line frem Panama to Australia and
No California steamers touch at Havana, but go
direct from New York to AapinwaU.
One hundred pounds baggage free to each adult.
Medicine and attendance free.
For Passage Tickets or further information apply
at the COMPANY'S TICKET OFFICE, on the wharf,
foot of Canal-street North River, New York.
March IA lyr F. R. BABY. Agent
STEAM TO LIVERPOOL.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
j^^te-THE INMAN LINE, SAILING
yi^KSff^l SEMI-WEEKLY, carryinjr the U.
s- Mails, Colistins of the following
CITY OF PARIS,
CITY OF BALTIMORE,
CITY OF WASHINGTON,
CITY OF BOSTON.
Sailing every Saturday and every alternate Monday,
atl P.M., from Pier No. 43 North River. New York.
BATES OF PASSAGE.
BY THE WATT. 8TEAMEB6 SATLLVO EVERY 6ATCEDAX.
Payable in Gold. | Payable in Currency.' '
lat Cabin.S100 j Steerage.-?30
1st Cabin to London.. 105 steerage to London... 95
lat Cabin to Paris ... .115 | Steerage to Paris.46.
Passage by the Monday ste miers- First Cabin $90,..
gold; steerage 930; payable in U. S. currency.
Rates of Dasaage from New York to Halifax; Cabin.
$20, Steerage, $10; payable in gold.
Passengers also forwarded to Havre, Hamburg,
Bremen, &c., ^moderate rates.
Steerage passacc from Liverpool and Queenstown,
:40 currency. Tickets can be tougat here by pet
sons sendlmi for their friends.
f or further information apply at the Company's
offices. JOHN G. DALE, Agent,
No. 15 Broadway, New York.
FOR GEORGETOWN, S. C.
TOUCHING AT SOUTH ISLAND, KE1?HFIELP
AND WAVERLY MILLS.
r -*.?-*? W THE STEAMER "EMILIE," CAPT.
Jg??jj|gg?ISAAC DAVIS, will receive freight TTi?
Day at south commer?ai Wharf, and leave as above
To-Morrcw (Friday) Morning, 3d inst., at 7 o'clock.
Returning wiU leave Georgetown on Monday Morn?
ing, 6tb instant, at 6 o'clock.
All Freight must be prepaid.
No Freight received alter sunset
For Freight or Passage apply to
SHACKELFOBD & KELLY, Agents,
No. 1 Boyce's Wharfs
S. S. FRASER, Agent, Georgetown, S. C.
FOR EDISTO, ROCKVILLE, ENTER?
PRISE AND WAY LANDINGS,
f -?iJP^a? THE STEAMER ST. HELENA,
?^S??tSS?2 Captain D. BOTLE, will receive
Freight Thu Day, and leave To-Morrow Morning at 2
o'clock and Edisto Saturday Morning, at ll>i o'clock.
For Freight or Pas sage, apply to
JOHN H. MURRAY. Market Wharf.
The Steamer will leave again on Tuesday Morning,
7th inst., at 5>? o'clock,and Edisto Wednesday Morn
ing, at 4j? o'clock._1*_April 2
r - -riT^W STEAMER "EMLLTE." CAPTAIN.
JLO?'J'?'W?LT''1 "* DAVIS, can be engagea to TOW
VESSELS tolnd from sea on Tuesdays, Wednetdayr
For engagements apply to Captai i DAVIS, on
board, at Commercial Wharf, or to
SHACKELFOBD & KELLY,
February 29 s tu th Boyce's Wharf.
LVLA.MJ ROUTE TO BEAUFORT, VIA
ENTERPRISE. NORTH EDISTO, ROCKVILLE,
CHISOLM'S LANDING, bc
m THE TINE STEAMER FANNIE,
?mSSBmm f Captain FENN PECK, will leave on
Thursday, 2d April, at 12 o'clock M.
Eeturnint will leave Beautort and Ciisohn's Fri
dav Night, Rockville S->tur<tay, 4th, Lt 12M.,i>orth
Edisto at 1 P. M., Martin's Point and Enterprise at
2 P. M.
Freight received daily, and stored tree of charge.
For Freight or Postage apply to
March 31 3 Accommodation Wharf.
THROUGH TICKETS TO FLORIDA,
BY CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAM
PACKEI LINE, VIA BEAUFORT, HILTON
HEAD AND BL?FFTON.
_ .?.rf-??. THE STEAMER "PILOT BOY,"
-^vr'Tilria Captain W. T. MCNELTZ, will leave '
Charleston every Monday Night, at 12 o'clock, and
Savannah every Thursday Morning, at 7 o'clock.
All Way Freight, also Blu?ton Wharfage, muat be
For Freight or Passase, apply tc
JOHN FERCH sON, Acromr.cCa"un Wharf.
March 3_ _
FOR PAJLATliA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, Fl RN ANDINA, JACKSONVILLE,
AND ALL LANDINGS ON THE ST. JOHN'S
, .^rr*plh. STEAMERS DICTATOR .ND
?g*??S3??CIXY POIN1, will leave Charleston
ever..- Tuesday and Friday Evenings, at 9 o'clock,
for above j.laces, and Savannah every Wednesday and
Saturday, at 3 o'clock P. M.
Steamer DICTA! OR, Capt L. M. COXETTEB, sails
Tuesday Evening. *
Steamer CITY POINT, Capt. S. Anxzn, sails Fri?
Returning, thc DICTATOR will leave Savannah
every Saturday Morninc, at 7 o'cIo^S.
For Freight or Passage apnly on b ard or at office
Of J. D. AIKEN J: O'., Agents,
Januarv 3 ?outh Atlantic Wharf.
CIT* TAXES-MONTHLY RETURNS..
OFFICE OF THE CITY ASSESSOR, 1
CITY HALL, April 1, 1868. J
"V'OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL CON
jy CERNt-D, that the Month!" Returns for the
month of March oast, in compliance with the Tax
Ordinance, ratified on the 28th of January, 1868,
must be made on or before the 15th instant
TAXES OK THE FOLLOWING ABE EATABLE MONTHLY.
On all sales of Goods, Wares and Merchandise.
On all gross receipts of all Street Railroads.
On all g oas receipts of all Expr?s- Companies.
On all salea at Auction.
Oa all Carriages and buggies.
On all income derived from the pursuit of any
faculty, proleasion, occupation or employment
On the gross receipts oi all Commercial Agencies.
On all commissions received by Factors, Commis?
sion Merchants, Backers, Brokor^, and others.
On all premiums received for o- by any Insurance
Company, or by agencies lor individuals or com?
Ou all gross receipts of all Gaa Companies, and
other manulacluring companies located In thia city.
On every Herse and Mule used cr kent within the
city excepting horses or mules used in any public,
licensed carriage, cart dray, or other vehicle.
On all Retail Dealers in all articles whatsoever..
Ou all Huck: ter? and Barber Shops.
On al] gross recei tn of Hotels and Public Eating
and Boat ding Houses.
On all receipts of Livery Stable keepers.
On the gross receipts of Cotton Presses.
On the gross receipt] o? ad Printing Offices, News?
papers and Publishing Bou?es.
On all Gooda sold in the city by persons not resi?
dent by sample or otherwise.
On oil Boles of Horses and Mules brought to the
On sales of Stocks, Bonds, and other s?curit?s.
On the gross receipts of Magnetic Telegraph Com
On thc groas receipts of all Tavern Keepers and.
.All the defaaltcra will be dealt with as the ordi
nincc directs. W. N. HUGHES,
April 1 14 City Asieseor.