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? THE DAILY STEWS
LARS EM CIRCULATION.-THE DAILY
NEWS BEING THE NEWSPAPER OFFICIALLY
RECOGNIZED AS HAYING THE LARGEST CIR
CCLATICN IS THE CITY OF CHARLESTON,
PUBLISHES THE LIST OT LETTEKi REMAIN
^NG ES THE POSTOFFICE AT THU END OF
-EACH WEEK, ACCORDING TO TKE PROVIS?
IONS OF THE NEW POiTOFFICE LAW.
AUCTION SALE TRLi DAY. J
ALBEBT PRINCE will sell this day, at 10 o'clock,
it his store. No. 553 Xiog-street, bedsteads,
dining table, &c.
UNITED STATES COURT.-Out of respec: to
the religions associations of the day, no busi?
ness was transacted in this court yesterday.
Mcsic ox THEBATTERY will begin at 5o'clock
this afternoon. AU the street cars will run to
and from the Battery between the hours of
half past focr and half past seven.
INQUEST.-A little white child whose parents
resided in Beaufain-street, was killed by the
:nurso overlying the child. Au inquest will be
LABOE FBEIGHT.-The following ia the cargo
of the British ship Hannah Morris now ready
?or sea, for Liverpool, and to be cleared to-day,
.by Messrs. Willis & Chisolm, viz : 203 bags sea
island cottoD, 3315 bales upland cotton, and 75
. bbls. rosin._
THE COMMISSION appointed to investigate
y~ .the case of Peter Murphy, who attempted to
.commit suicide in jail on Thursd.-.y morning,
have decided that Murphy is insane, and he
will be sent to the asylum at Columbia, when
the papers are signed by Chancellor Les i sue.
LARCENY.-Abraham Grant, a colored man,
: about twenty-two years of age, waa convicted
:before the Mayor's court yesterday morning of
.stealing copper and iron from the South Caro?
lina Railroad. He was referred to a magis?
trate for examination.
THE TICKET.-We see that the State Central
- Committee, at Columbia, recommends all good
?Democrats to head their ticket with the words,
"Against Constitution." The committee also
.professes to have received information war?
ranting the belief that, with proper and united
-efforts of its opponents, the constitution can
ST. MART'S CHUBCH, HASEL-STBEET_At this
church to-morrow the musical portion of the
. services will be unusually interesting. Mere a
deute's famous Mass will be sung, and, as the
. choir will comprise nearly all the first amateur
singers in the city, it may be expected that its
-execution will be such as to challenge criticism
.and common praise. -
A DANGEBOUS DOG-A YOUNG CHTLD BIT?
TEN.-Yeterday morning a savage dog, kept in
Wentworth-street, between Anson and East
y-JBay, rushed out of the gate and eeverely bit a
little girl, the daughter of Mr. Ehney, who was
-.quietly passing the gate at the time. A police?
man called on the owner, and we presume the
. case will be heard before the Mayor this morn?
Drscouaez BEFOBE THE YOUNG MEN'S
?CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.-The next sermon in
the course before the Young Men's Christian
Association of this city will be delivered to?
morrow evening, by the Rev. F. A. Mood, in
the Central Presbyterian Church (Rev. Mr.
Dana's), at 8 o'clock. Professor Ruddock, who
is the leader of the choir in the Central
?Church, has kindly consented to furnish the
music upon this occasion.
THE CLOSE OF LENT.-Good friday was very
.-generally observed in the city yesterdav. But
.little business waa transacted, and most of the
-stores were closed. To-day, the last day of
Lent, is known in the church calendar as Holy
. Saturday, and was formerly called Easter Even.
To-morrow-Easter Sunday-will be marked in
?almost all the churches by services of an unu
. sually impressive character.
AM ATTEMPT AZ SUICIDE.-Mathias Simons, a
'vagrant confined in the workhouse, refrained
.-from food for six days, and expressed his de?
termination to commit suicide by starving; but
Mr. Poulnot, the Master of the Workhouse,
>was equally determined that he should not
.leave tho world in that manner. Simons was
..made to eat, and after he had once tasted the
* food, the only difficulty was to keep him from
s surfeiting bimse If.
FOB CALIFOBNIA AND CHINA.-The tide of
.emigration from New York to California, China
- and the far West, is now something so enor
-mous that the Pacific Mail Steamship Compa?
ny have announced their intention of running
-a steamer every week, instead of every ten
?days as heretofore. The steamship Arizona,
-which left New York April 1, carried, besides
>twelve hundred tons of miscellaneous freight,
over one thousand passengers. The superior
?accommodations furnished by this line, with a
: c. great roduotion in their freight and passage
.?-ates, account for this enormous business.
REMOVAL OF DETECTIVES.-We learn that
Officers Coates, Myers, Chapman and Gray are
.the four victims whose heads are to be decapi?
tated by the municipal axe. These officers are
-among the most energetic and active on the
force, and it may prove a detriment to the
-city if they are removed. The force at present
-consists of but eight officers, one to each ward,
and this, we think, is about as few as could be
well employed. Their efficiency has never
been doubted, and if the proposed reduction is
-carried into effect, the citizens will suffer from
..the depredations of rognes.
THE SHELL ROAD A CERTAINTY-The Mayor
-stated at the recent meeting of Council that
. he had perfected arrangements with certain
parties who had agreed to construct the shell
road for $13,500, tho work to be done on a cre?
dit of one and two years, and payable in city
ibills. The contract has been made with Mr.
< Yocum, and the work will be commenced at an
early day. From a description of the road fur?
nished by the City Engineer, it appears that it
?will reach from Spring-street to the forks of
the road. The bed of the road will be at least
thirty feet wide, and a thorough drainage of
.'the entire route will be accomplished at the
.same time. This latter project is necessary to
preserve the health of that section, and the
?expense of the shell road will be but a trifling
addition, while it will redound to the benefit of
the whole city.
No COURTS TO BE "".n ON THE ELECTION
DAYS_General Orders No. 65, from General
Canby's headquarters, dated April 10, provide
-that with a view to give all duly registered
voters the full and unrestricted privilege of
-exercising the elective franchise at the ap?
proaching elections, the sessions of all Scare
courts appointed to be held in the second
military district shall be suspended during the
periods hereinafter mentioned, namely:
In North Carolina, during the election'com?
mencing on Tuesday, the 21st day of April,
1868, and ending on Thursday, the 23d day of
In South Carolina, during the election com?
mencing on Tuesday, the 14th day of April,
. 1868, and ending on Thursday, the 16th day of
THE HoinciDE AT FOKDIIAJI'S BAB-BOOM.
Ar a bte Lour on Thursday night an alterca?
tion occurred ai a colored bal! given at Ford?
ham'j Hali, in Meeting-street, near Calhoun,
in which Arthur Cuisoltn stabbed Benjamin
Capers 'both colored), from thc effects of
vriiicli thc latter soon died. Coroner Whiling
was not hied at an early hour yesterday aborn?
ing, and an inquest was held, which, owing to
the number of witnesses to be examined, was
continued tlirongtiout the day. The following
facts were elicited : Chisolm had an old quar?
rel with Capers: ami meeting him at Fordhanfs
ball, it was reneweJ. Chisolm rushed at Capers,
who seized a pitcher and threw it at Chisolm,
but struck a bystander. Capers then retreat?
ed, but fell backwards over some benches, and,
while prostrate, was stabbed by Chisolm in the
bit side., the kL?fe entering his heart, and
causing death in a few momeuts. Eoth par?
ties were sober. Information ot the occurrence
was at once left at the guardhouse, and about
1 A. IL Chisolm was arrested by officer Chap?
man, of the detective force, at his house in
George-street. The knife was found later in
the day. The case had a full hearing before
the Coroner, and the verdict will be published
A WofLD-BE (COLOEED) SE??AT0E WHIPPED
Br AXOTHEE COLOBED MAX.-The Columbia
Phoenix of yesterday says : "A discussion oc?
curred Thursday afternoon near the market
between Beverly Nash (the Radical candidate
for Senator from thia district) and Jack Perci?
val, an able-bodied colored man, who, we be?
lieve, supports the Democratic ticket, relative
to the communication published in yesterday's
Phonix, addressed to the would-be Senator by
several colored persons. Jack censured Nash
for Lis remarks, when the latter became quite
indignant and informed his opponent that he
was his inferior ia intellect, and could not un?
derstand what was meant; whereupon Jack
threw off his coat, knocked his superior down,
and administered to him a severe drubbing.
Na >h finally succeeded in getting up, and
jeered by the crowd, as we are informed, re?
treated rapidly-in fact, ran ofl. Politics are
not so one-sided in Columbia as many interest?
ed persons attempt to make it appear. Num?
bers of colored men are siding with the Demo?
crats and freely express their opinions."
THE STEAMSHIP SEA GUEE.- The following
report of the voyage of the steamship Sea
Gull, from this city to Baltimore, we copy from
the Sun of Wednesday. Oqifreaders will notice
that this fine vessel has had a narrow escape
from destruction, and passed through the
sharp trial by the admirable management of
her officers and :he superior sea-going quali?
ties of the steamer. Considering the violence
of the wind and sea which existed for several
days, her escape from foundering i3 remark?
able; and from the fact that she was without
a rudder, and would therefore be tossed about
at the will of the waves, her arrival without
even a serious leak will certainly place her in a
high position among sea-going steamers. Cap?
tain Dutton will, by his skilful working of his
ship on this occasion, add to his already well
established reputation as au able seaman and
The steamship Sea Gull, Captain Dutton,
from Charleston, came into port at an early
hour yesterday morning, having left Charles?
ton on tho 28th ultimo. The Sea Gull having
been twelve days out from Charleston, and
nothing had been heard from her, fears wore
entertained as to h;r safety. The captain re?
ports having encountered very heavy weather
on the 30th. when off False Cope. The rudder
and rudder-post were carried away, and tho
steamer was steered into port with a piece of
board rigged up. The sails were split and the
pilot-house carried away by heavy seas. Dur?
ing all the heavy weather tue Sea Gull behaved
nobly. She brings the following cargo: 71
tierces lice, 178 bales cotton, 13 bales rags, ll
buudles leather, 20 bales rope cuttings, 16 bales
hides, 16,000 feet lumber, 3 packages. She
brought the following^passengers: Mrs. Perry,
Miss Irene Marshall, P. Robbins and B. Gunn.
Captain Dutton makes the annexed detailed
report of his perilous voyage : The Sea Gull
sailed from Charleston on the 28th ultimo, for
Baltimore, with the weather moderate but
cloudy, wind north-northeast. Nothing of im?
portance occurred to Cape Hatteras. Sunday,
March 29th, at 4 P. M., hauled up arounc
Hatteras in fitteen fathoms water, wind
strong from northeast, with rough sea
and very thick weather ; at 9 o'clock
P. M., off Body Island, in ten fathoms
water, blowing strong, with hieh sea and
thick .weather. Atonday, March 30 th, wind east
northeast to west-northeast, blowing strong
Kale with cross aea and thick weather, ship
heading north under full head of steam,
making four miles per hour. At noon made
land two miles north of False Cape, ship in ten
fathoms ot water and breakers in sight; hauled
off north by east; at 2.S0 P. M. wrung off
rudder head, rendering rudder totally unfit
for use; set jib, mainsail, and reefed spanker,
ship heading southeast, engines working
slowly; got a spar over the stern for a tempo?
rary rudder; at midnight, wind north-north
east, blowing fearfully, with tremendous sea,
vessel running off to southeast, engines work?
ing slowly. Tuesday, March 81.-Terrific gale,
with a cross and fearful high sea; ship heading
east to southeast by east, it being as near as
she could be made to lay to the wind. At 4 A.
M. blew away the spanker and bent the jib in
its stead. At 7 A. M. blew away jib; at 10 A.
M. split mainsail. No other canvas to set.
Ship now at tho mercy of the wind and waves.
At ll A. M. shipped a sea which stove in pilot?
house. The rest of the day and at midnight
continued to blow with great violence, sea
running very high and heaving the ship off
fast. Wednesday, April 1st, wind from north
to north-northwest; gale and sea the same;
at six A. M. moderating; all hands em?
ployed in making temporary rudders; at
at ten A. M. saw a schooner under
bare poles; at noon, by observation, 260
miles southeast by east of Cape Henry; at 2
P. M. gale broke; wind north-northwest; at 5
P. M. shipped temporary rudder, and kept the
ship as near the course of Cape Henry as pos?
sible; engines working slowly; fuel nearly all
consumed; midnight, moro moderate, with
heavy sea. Thursday, April 2d.-Wind from
north-northwest to west-southwest; all hands
employed cutting up timber for fuel, it being a
part of her cargo; ship on her course for Cape
Henry, steaming five miles per hour. Friday,
April's.-Wind moderate; from north to north?
east, (hick and rainy; at noon, wind north
northeast and cloudy. Saturday, April 4th.
Wind northeast' and tine weather: ut 8 P. M.
shifted to northwest, moderate breezes and
fair weather; at 6 A. M. ship in fifteen fathoms
water; at 10.30 made F ilse Cape; at 2.40 P. M.
wind southwest, Cape Henry bearing west,
shaped course up the bay; at midnight, heavy
squall from northwest, came to anchor off
Point Lookout. Sunday, April 5th, fresh wind
from northwest, rough" sea, no fuel to start
fires; at 2 P. M. hoisted signal to a schooner,
which came alongside, but failed to receive a
supply of coal. Monday, April 6th, moderate
breezo from westward"; Captain Dutton went
ashore at Point Lookoit and brought along?
side a echoouer laden with wood; fires were
started, and at 1 P. M. steam up, got under
way with the schooner alongside, and proceed?
ed to Baltimore; on examination found rudder
and rudder-post gone and stern frame much
HOTEL ABETVALS*-Charleston Hotel*rk. B.
Emmous, Bcston; F. A. Townsend^ South
Carolina; H. Watrous, New York; Mrs. Y. L.
Davies, Miss Davies, and John W. Davies,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; G. B. DePeyster, New
York; W. Mortimer Pratt, Patterson, N. J.;
Wm. Hunter, New York; Edwin S. Raymond,
Gordon, Fla.; Wm. Holmes, New York; J. E.
Adger, City; G. A. Miller and wife, Savannah;
Saml. Q. Brown and wife, New York; P. W.
Pearson, Philadelphia; C. B. Stoddard, city;
Hiram Dewng, city; J. B. Hunter, Ports?
mouth, Va.; Mrs. J. B. Hunter, Portsmouth,
Va.; Wm. A. Wright, Columbia; J. W. Gore and
wife, Philadelphia; Wm. Heyward, city; A.
McLeod, Delaware; L. Hahn, Richmond, Va.
Pavilion Hotel.-1. D. Hocay, Monk's Cor?
ner, 8. C.; O. S. S. Greffray, Ohio; E'. E. Ste?
venson, Abbeville, S. C.; Peixotta, Columbia;
H. C. Hewatt, Fla.; H. G. Lohse, Georgetown;
G. W. Bridges, Effingham; Henry L. Morris,
Timmonsville; J. W. Antily, Orangeburgi A. G.
Crane, S. C.; W. W. Benbow, Clarendon, S. C.
Afansion House.-Capt. Tate, city; M. Tate,
Jr., citv; Hon. W. H. Draper and son, Canada;
Capt. Beyer, Baltimore; Jno. Waities, Columbia.
An Imposing Edifice-Thc Xcw Masonic
New York, Fiiiladeiphia, Baltimore and other
large cities arc blessed with elegant Masonic
temples. In ten days from now. more or loss,
Charleston will witness tho beginning of a
similor institution. Those who are Masons
not ouly wish " a trysting piac? " worthy the
name and fame of our old city, whore they can
exhibit elegance and hospitality commensurate
with their feelings, but the great public at
large desire io see the wedge of improvement
iuserted into the waste places of the burnt dis?
trict, and stately architecture take the place of
the now monotonous debris.
Everybody will remember that on the corner
of Cumberland and Meeting streets, before the
war, the Tubal Cain of our city, Mr. C. Werner,
erected a most unique iron edifice, the base?
ment of which was devoted to lager beer and
German music, and the summit of which was
crowned with Adam, Eve and little angels,
without any clothes on, in genuine bare relief.
The great fire of 1861 burned all this beauty to
the ground. Subsequently the property pass?
ed into tho hands of Messrs. Cameron, Bark?
ley & Co., and by these gontlemen the grand
plan has been conceived of erecting one of the
most beautiful edifices in Charleston, which,
while affording them ample facilities for the I
transaction ot their constantly increasing busi?
ness, will secure to the Masons a temple
worthy of the prosperity of the Order, and to
the pleasure-loving and business community a
large hall suitable for every popular purpose.
The elaboration of this happy design has
been lett to Mr. John H. Devereux, an archi?
tect whose name is identified with many of
the most superb architectural productions in
The drawings may be seen at our office, and
speak to the eve in one moment more than can
be conveyed to the understanding by pages of
The lot on which the edifice is to be erected
has a front of thirty-seven feet on Meeting
street, and one hundred and forty feet on Cum?
berland-street, both of which, when com?
pleted, will present a most imposing appear?
ance to the observer. The height of the build?
ing, which is to embrace four stories, will be
seventy feet, and the beautiful roof, which
made the Italian Mansart famous before he
conceived Versailles, will be an appropriate
crown to the artistic combinations below.
It ia contemplated to make the Masonic de?
partment, to which two stories are assigned,
especially attractive, and the treasures of taste
will be lavished upon the several Lodge rooms,
m a manner that will richly exhibit the em?
blems of the Order.
The arrangement of this portion of the
structure has been suggested by Brother
Brune, Grand Secretar}- of the Grand Lodge of
the State, and by W. M. C. E. Chichester, who
have (and perhaps others with whom we are
not acquainted) warmly co-operated with Mr.
Devereux in the furtherance of this enterprise.
It is utterly useless to go into further details,
however. We can only add that if our readers
don't believe that we are going to have a big,
beautiful building, and that, too, right in the
heart of the "burnt district," where, in the
course of the next twelve months, young
Masons will be tortured with a hot poker, and
young people will be " tripping the light fan?
tastic toe," let them drop in at THE NEWS office,
and " see the picters."
BICH, BABE AND RACY.- A citizen of the State
writes to General Scott, nader date of April 8,
as follows : "On the 16th of March 1 ast, I hired
a man from that time to the 25th December,
agreeing to pay him $40, he to do all kinds of
work required of him on a farm; to work from
sunrise tall dusk; to pay fifty cents for the first
day, and one dollar per day thereafter, lost by
absence without leave, and twenty-five' cents
for lost days by sickness, I to furnish him with
two and a half pounds of bacon and one peck
of meal per week." The writer complains that
the freedman did not keep his contract, but,
without provocation, ran away; and wishes to
know "if there is any recourse to law in any
court ot the United State i for damages, or to
bring the man back to a proper sense of honor
and justice." * Gen. Scott replied on the 11th
inst, as follows :
HEABQUABTEBS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, ]
B. R. F. AND ABANDONED LANDS, I
DUTTBICT OF SOOTH CAROLINA, [
CHARLESTON, S. C., April 10th, 1668. J
Sir: In reply to yours of April 8th, in which
you recite the terms of the contract between
yourself and Jerry Scott, I have to express my
sympathy with you in your trouble. Four dol?
lars per month, with two and a half pounds of
bacon and one peck of meal per week, and
only one dollar per day deducted for absence
without leave, and twenty-five cents per day for
lost dava on account of sickness, is surely all
that arly able-bodied man should ask as com?
pensation for doing "all kinds of work required
of him on a farm trom sunrise until dusk." I
am not surprised that you should feel greatly
outraged tr.at this man has been indu:cdto
withdraw rr JIU a contract so liberal and just as
the one you have described. I regret that I
am unable to arrest this man and return him
to your service, for it must be evident that a
man who refuses to avail himself of your liber?
ality is either deficient in gratitude! or totally
unable to care for himself'. Your statement,
that he was always a "freeman" will account
for his want ot appreciation of your generous
intentions. It will be unnecessary for you to
forward me any certificates as to your own
character and integrity, your recent commu?
nication being all the evidence I shall require
aa to those particulars.
I am unable to say whether you will be able
to "recover any damages" from the mont
who has hired him (Jerry Scott), or whether
you ''mil be able to bring him to a sense of
honor and justice." Iii knew as much about
him as Ido of you, I might venture an opinion
on this last point.
I have, in accordance with your request,
made an early reply to your communication,
and regret that I cannot make it more satisfac
torv to you. Respectfully,
"[Signed] R. K. SCOTT.
Bvt. Major-General, Asst. Com., S. C.
THE STEAMEB FANNIE.-This vessel, which
was forced ashore on the beach of Sullivan's
Island several days since, by the prevalence of
a heavy gale, was fortunately taken off yester?
day by tho steamers Pilot Boy and Marion,
and by them towed to the city, aud placed in
Marsh's floating dock for repairs. The Faunie
leaked considerably, and had in her a largo
number of empty barrels to assist her in float?
ing. A small Lebby rotary pump, under the
efficient supervision of Slr. H. A. Due, also
rendered efficient service on the occasion.
She will bo speedily placed in thorough order
by her enterprising owner, Captain John Fergu?
son. The Pilot Boy, we understand, has been
engaged to tow off the Richard Ul, which ship
v.'ill no doubt now be soon brought up to the
city. _ _
THE MATOB'S C?CBT. -A man who threw
water over the market was charged $10 for his
A colored woman who was both drunk and
noisy, and created something of a disturbance,
was charged $15 or fifteen days.
A musical character who amused himself by
ringing street door bells was stopped in his
sport and fined to the tune of $10.
Two colored men who were engaged in a
double barrelled figbt, had their sport inter?
rupted, and were brought to grief by a fine of
Fordham & Brothers, for having a ball with?
out a license, and keeping a disorderly house,
were fined ? 100 and had their license revoked.
This case was, however, still under considera?
tion after the adjournment of the court.
A disorderly female was effectually tamed by
the demand for $5, which waa enforced.
A man who kept a dangerous dog, and al?
lowed the canine to roam the streets, waa
charged $5 for the privilege.
Tile Charleston Almshouse.
Few of our public charities reflect more
credit on the city than tho Almshouse, near
Hampstead Mall. Constructed originally to be
used as a factory, every care was taken to se?
cure thorough ventilation, and when the build?
ing passed into the hands of the city but few
modifications were necessary. ,The long halls
wero then divided into suitable apartments,
and large double piazzas erected on the south
side. Immediately after its renovation, and
while their home was undergoing repairs, it
was occupied by the orphan children, but on
their return to their old quarters, the factory
building was devoted to the purpose of an
almshouse. Its usefulness was unimpaired
during the war, as its position secured it from
the shells, and thc inmates were not subject to
the alarms caused by the bombardment. It is
now one of tho few charities exclusively under
the control of the city, and has been the means
of affording reliet to many deserving poor, not
only to the inmates, but to a number of out?
siders who are altogether dependant on the ra?
tions granted by the institution. The present
commissioners are: Dr. J. L. Dawson, chair?
man; Messrs. P. J. Barbot, T. J. Kanuff, T. D.
EaBon, E. H. Locke, Dr. H. W. DeSaussure,
Dr. S. C. Brown, F. J. Pelzer, Jno. M. Greer,
Joseph Dawson and W. C. Gibbes. Mr. H. M.
Manigault, master. A recent visit to the
almshouse convinced us that it was in every
respect admirably managed. The grounds are
kept in good order, and the gardens in front
and rear of the building are kept in fine order.
The city owns a large lot a few doors from the
almshouse, which is planted as a vegetable gar?
den, and its products are used by the inmates.
The building presents rather an imposing
appearance, as the exterior is somewhat orna?
mental. It is two and a half stories high, and
is crowned with a tower from which an extend?
ed view of the northeastern section of the city
can be obtained. The main entrance is through
a large hall, ou either side of which ore the
dormitories for the males. The office, mess
room and the kitchens are also on this floor.
To the rear of the building is the wide piazza
previously mentioned, on which the aged and
infirm can rest themselves. Many of the
patients are extremely old, and in some cases
almost bedridden, but there are a few who are
apparently strong and vigorous, and who have
been induced to seek relief from the city on
account of their inability to procure work.
The second floor ia devoted to the females,
and is divided in the same manner os the male
ward, the wards being entirely separate. A
careful survey of the different apartments
showed that the utmost cleanliness was pre?
served, and the dinginess of some of the hed?
di ng is caused simply by long use and frequent
washing. The beda were iron cots, placed so
os to allow each inmate the prescribed quan?
tity of space and air. The ventilation through?
out the building waa perfect, and, as far as
could be ascertained, every care ia taken of
the inmates. The attic has been also ap?
propriated to the males, and is kept entirely
separate from the other wards, a back en?
trance affording the means of ingress and
In the yard are the rooms assigned to the
colored patients. These, though small, are
kept thoroughly clean, and the tenants are
more comfortable probably than they would be
in their own homes. It is a matter of surprise
that so few of this class have applied for relief,
aa they are generally more destitute than the
whites. At present but eight colored persons,
two males and six females, are the recipients
of the city bounty. The whole number of white
inmates is seventy-six-twenty-seven males,
thirty-nine females, and ten children. The
Almshouse was never intended for the accom?
modation of the last named class, hut there were
a large number of women, with children, who
have applied for city relief, and it was found
impossible to refuse them. Where children
form a portion of the inmates, it has been
found impossible to keep the premises in per?
fect order, os crumbs and other rubbish is con?
stantly left on the floor, notwithstanding strin?
gent orders to the contrary.
In addition to the regular inmates of the
Almshouse about fifteen hundred and fifty
rations are distributed monthly to thc deserv?
ing poor outside. The commissioners fre?
quently, for purposes of inspection, visit the
building. They have been urgent in their de?
mands on the City Council for an appropria?
tion to furnish new bedding and other requi?
sites, but their petition has laid over from
meeting to meeting, until Mayor Cogswell took
charge of municipal affairs. The latter func?
tionary has visited the Almshouse, and though
his views about the management do not accord
with those of the majority of the board, he has
promised that the sum of $1500 asked for sholl
be forthcoming, and the beds be furnished
anew. It would be proper, in this connection,
to state that the work about the building, such
as scouring, cooking, and keeping the wards in
order, is d one by the inmates, though many
of them object to this procedure on the ground
that they did not come there to work. As
many of the inmates are comparatively strong
and able-bodied, this is a wise provision, and
has save d a large amount of money for the
The master gives the whole building his su?
pervision and takeB care that the rules are en?
forced. There are a few of the inmates, both
male and fem ale, who are almost bedridden
and who are compelled to He down daring the
day. Somo olio wance has been made for these
parties, but with this exception all are com?
pelled to make their beds and leave the dor?
mitories at a certain hour.
The Almshouse, under the management of
the present board ann master is one of the best
conducted public institutions in the city.
ANOTHEB SENSATION.-Professor Sargent, the
great illusionist, has returned from his Geor?
gia tour, and as the Hibernian Hall is now
vacant, he might be induced to give a few of
his exhibitions in that place. The numbers
who attended his exhibitions at the South Car?
olina Hall will be pleased to learn of his re?
turn, and will, no doubt, unite in giving him a
hearty welcome. Those who like fun, espe?
cially when they get more than they bargain
for, will not fail to attend, as tho Professor
will distribute his gifts with the same lavi?h
NOTICES rs BANKJJUPTC?.-Meetings of the
creditors of the undermentioned bankrupts, to
prove debts and choose assignees, will be held
at the office of the Registrar, Hon. R. B. Car?
penter, No. 72 Broad-street, on the days and
at the hours named :
Datf. I Hour.\
Name. \Of what place.
Apl. 13.10 A.M.?Thurston, John G....|Ch?rleston.
Ap'. 901 3 A. ar. I Benbow, W. W.I Wright's Bluff
Apl. 20 ! 10 A.M.iBiuup?.*. B.?Wright'sBluff
ApL 20 11A.M. Bochett,%m. H., Jr.. Clarendon.
ApL 20 12 M. Benbow, P. G.Wright's Blnff
Apl 20 1 P.M. Mahone r. Jno. H....| Wright's Bluff
Apl. 20 2 P.M.;Hodge, B. E.Manning.
ApL 20 3 P.M. I Bennett. Geo. A..(Beaufort
ApL 21| 9 A.M.; White, M. J.|Manning.
ApL 2110AM.].-lmmoD8. Arthur E...IBamberg.
Ap). 21 1 P.M. Lesesne. W. T.|Manning.
Apl. 21|llA.M.!Cut.ino, David W.|Clarendon.
Apl. 21112 M.i McConnell, John T... Bbuk Mingo.
Api. 211 2 p. M. j Nelson S. Warren._Manning.
Apl. 22 9A,M Harvin, lt. B.Wright'sBluff
Apl. 22 lu A.M. Brork, J. O.Clarendon.
Apl. 22 ll A.M. Holladav, J. J.Claiendon.
Apl. 22 12 M. Grico, Geo. D.Charleston.
Apl. 22 2 P.M. Brochette, B. M..Wright'* Bluff
Apl. 22 3 P.M. Brown, J. B.Wright's Bluff
Apl. 22 1 P.M. Way, T. A.Clarendon.
ApL 23 9 A.M Harper, Jno. D. Kingstree.
Apl. 23|10tA.M. Owens, Geo. M. BarnweD.
Apl. 23 ll A.M. Leman, W. W.Anten.
Apl. 23 12 M Trotti, S. W. Barnwell.
Apl. 23 1 P.M. Martin, Bobert.Barnwell.
ay 14 9 A.M. Archibald Armstrong.. Charleston.
ay 14 10 A.M. George U. Bushing.... Barnwell !
ay 14 ll A.M. Nathan H, Guyton.... Berkeley,
Hon. I. W. Hayne.
We publish below the leter of the above
named distinguished gentleman concerning his
nomination as Attorney-General of the State,
made by the late Democratic Convention at
It is with unfeigned reluctance that. I appear
before tho public in connection with politics.
I had hoped to escape any sue h necessity, but
j my nomination before the pecple of the State
for an office under the proposed constitution
compels me to define my position.
I am grateful to the gentlemen who met in
Columbia for the compliment conferred. Ire
cognize among the names of those present
many personal friends, and all, I believe, to be
good men and true, and actuated solely by
patriotic motives. I greatly regret any ap?
pearance of antagonism on my part to the
course they have pursued. Not having been
personally consulted, and having received no
notification of the nomination, except through
the telegraphic columns of the newspapers, I
have no means left to express my views except
through the press, and these views are not in
accordance with those of that meeting.
Any expression of opinion on the subject of |
qualified negro suffrage was, I think, at this
time unfortnnate. The resolution adopted in
Columbia, in my opinion, is not sound in prin?
ciple, and in policy! a blander. The nomina?
tion of State officers, under such a constitution,
I cannot but consider as an error, both in
principle and policy.
I will speak, however, only for myself. I
object to the nomination: First. Because there
is no possible chance of electing a docent, na?
tive white man to any State office whatever.
Second. Because I could not qualify, if elect?
ed; and third, because I could not be induced
to hold the office under the proposed constitu?
tion, even if I were elected and allowed to
I cannot, therefore, consent to be considered
a candidate. If voters, with a knowledge of
these facta* choose to make me an exponent of
their opposition to the infamous constitution
about to be submitted, it is to me a matter of
indifference. To vote against the comslUution
is every tcliile man's duty, and a far-seeing
negro, who loves his race, would do so like?
wise; but I fear that few such will be found.
t W. HAINE.
If you want chea-. Blank Books;
If you want cheap Stationery, Envelopes,
Paper, ?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 order, with any desired
pattern ot ruling, go to His.01 HAR?IS, Agent,
No. 59 Broad-street.
ftti ttiiiij Ctr!
No. 180 MEETING-STREET,
HAVE JD8T BECETVED A NEW SUPPLY 0
GOODS, WHICH HAVE BEEN BOUGHT
DUBING TBE LATE DECLINE IN
PBICES, CONSISTING OF:
PEINTS, LONGCLOTHS, LINEN DRILL, DBAB
D'ETE, Jaconet, Cambric and Swiss Muslin, Plain and
Figured Nainsook, Victoria and Bishop Lawn, Bril
linnts and Organdies. Also, a large assortment of
Hosiery, Corsets, H&ndkerabiefs. All of which they
they offer at very low prices. March 30
-yx>*E ARK OFFERING OUR STOCK OP
FANCY ARTICLES AND NOTIONS,
AT VEST REDUCED PRICES]
The Steck is vary complete in all branches, and
particularly suited to the
Wholesale buyers will find it to their Interest to
examine the Stock.
STRAUSS, V ANC ES dc CO.,
No. 130 Meeting-street, Corner HaseL
Cloting anil Jarrii5lpg (?00219.
WE HAVE IN STO?E AND ABE RECEIVING
weekly NEW GOODS, manufactured from light
weight Woollens, in SACES, PANTS and VESIS,
made in our own workshop expressly for this mar?
ket, and warranted in every respect equal to ordered
work, and at prices much below.
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS.
A complete assortment in WHITE SHIRTS, Silk
and Gauze Merino CN DEBS BIRTS, Linen and Jean
DRAWEES, Eld, Silk and Lisle GLOVES, HOSIERY,
SUSPENDERS, SCARFS, TIES, BOWS, 4c,
We invite aa examination of our stock and prices.
MAC?LLAR, WILLIAMS & PARKER,
ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE,
No. ?70 KING,
CORNER OF HASEL-STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
March 24 Imo
?1 P I. E N G E ,
Ko. 37 BROAD-STREET,
BEGS TO INFORM HTS FRIENDS, AND THE
PUBLIC GENERALLY, THAT HE HAS
NOW A FULL STOCK OF
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
FRENCH, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
CASSIMERE3, SILK, MARSEILLE AND
ENGLISH AND FRENCH BROADCLOTHS,
DOESKINS, AND COATINGS ADAPTED
TO BUSINESS WEAR,
OF WHICH HE OFFERS SUITS FOR S25 MADE
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
He would call special attention to tho popular and
Of which he has a full supply constantly on hand.
ALL GOODS WILL BE OFFERED AT THE
MOST REASONABLE PRICES.
TEEMS CASH INVARIABLY.
March 26 thstalmo
. Bedsteads, Bining Tables, ??c., $c.
BY ALBERT PRINCE.
WM be sold THIS DAT, 11th Inst., at my store. No.
653 King-street, at 10 o'clock, A. M. without re?
3 DOUBLE BED5TEiD3
1 Mahogany Dining Table
1 Double Barrel Gun. and a lot of sundries.
April ll *
A Handsome Piano at Auction.
BY LOWNDES & GRMBALL,
No. 26 Broad-street.
Will be sold on MONDAT. 13th inst., at ll o'clock,
at our office.
Terms cash. April ll
Underwriter's S de-Choice Cuba Clayed Mo?
BY J. A. ENSLOW & CO.
On WEDNESDAY next. 15th inst, will bc sold at
the New Customhouse, at ll o'clock,
70 BHDS. CHOICE CUBA CLAYED MOLASSES.
And immediately after, on Union Wharf,
"29 three's } CH0ICE CUBA CLAYED MOLASSES.
Landed hom the British brig Times, from Car?
denas, and sold for the benefit of the underwriters
and all concerned.
Conditions at sale. April 8
JMmtm1 jprwate Sales.
Small Farm, part of the Bellavista Tract, for
BY LY. WESTERYELT,
Real Estate Agent. Broker and Auction?
eer, No. 35 Broad-street.
31 acres finest VEGETABLE AND PBOVT3ION
LAND, located in the parish of St James' Goose
Creek. This place ls only 16 miles from Charleston,
and offers facilities as a vegetable market farm and a
healthy Summer resort
April 9 thsmwsS
frags, (dfyuntrals, (?tr.
FOR THE HAIR,
It is an elegant Dressing for the Hair.
It causes the Hair to Curl beautifully.
It keeps thc Scalp Clean and Healthy.
It invigorates the Boots of the Hair.
It forces the Hair and Beard to grow luxuriantly.
It immediately stops Hair galling Out.
It keeps the Hair from Changing Color from Age.
It restores Grey Hair to its Original Color.
It brings out Hair on heads that have been bald for
It is composed entirely of simple and purely vege?
It has received over six thousand voluntary testi?
monials of its excellence, many of which are from
physicians in high s tan ling.
It is sold in ha'f-pound bottles (the nome blown in
the gloss), by uggists and Dealers in Fancy Goods
everywhere, at One Dollar per Bottle. Wholesale by
Demos Barnes b Co. ; F. C. Wells A- Co. ; Schieffelin
A- Co., New York.
March 12 lyr
COD LIVER OIL.**"
rE POPULARITY WHICH THIS MEDICINE
has obtained within the past few years is justly
merited. The oil presented as V, ILSON'S is in its
purest state; ls procured from fresh clean Livers
only of the Gadus Morrhua, and a successful method
bas been discovered by which nil the Iodine and
Bromine, so necessary tor the efficacy of the oil, are
COD LIYEB OIL
Is recommended and prescribed by some of the most
eminent physicians of Philadelphia and elsewhere,
and approved by a largo number of ladles and gentle?
men, wholesale ami retail druggists, merchants, in?
valids, and many others who have been, on examina?
tion, convinced of its rare excellence.
This Oil can be obtained from all respectable Drug?
gists throughout the United States.
Office and Agency,
WILLIAM M. WILSON'S,
No. 208 Market-street Philadelphia.
DO WIE & MOISE,
WHOLESALE AGENTS FOR CHARLESTON.
March 7 3m os
GREAT HEALTH RESTORATIVE
BALM OF LIFE!
FOR ALL WHO ABE CONSUMPTIVE, OB ARE
SUSCEPTIBLE TO ANY IRRITATION OF THE
LUNGS, WB ETHER THE COUGH HAS BEEN
OF LONG CONTINUANCE, OB OF BECENT
Pl I? ELIXIR SPECIFIT
HAS RAPIDLY DISTINGUISHED ITSELF FOR
its wonderful restorative and curative qualities.
Under its stimulative influence, and by its pen?
etrative agency, this health invigorating cordial ex?
cites a genera] beneficial reaction, and disperses the
impermeable obstructions which prevent access to
other remedies. While graduaUy reducing the ac?
companying constriction which attends the malady,
it reproduces the essential warmth and elastic vigor
of the respiratory vessels, which, by this remedial
combination, promotes the healing .process by which
relief and cure is effected.
Hemorrhages are arrested and cured, with every
other concurrent disorder.
As neither narcotic nor emetic properties of any
kind are employed in this Pulmonie Compound, and
the most assiduous attention given to the quality
and medical value of each component article which
constitute it it ls confidently and conscientiously
recommended for its safety and reliability, without
restriction m generous, wholesome diet or appre?
hension of renewed cold from its effects.
For sale wholesale and retail by the Proprietress,
Mrs. CECILIA RODRIGUES, northwest corner of
MEETING AND SOCIETY-STREETS, and at the
PRICE SINGLE BOTTLE S1.25.
COLGATE & CO.'S
THE STANDARD OF
For Sale by aU Grocers. 3mo JanuarySl
Ttcdvt Thousand Eight Hundred Acres of
BY LOUIS D. DeSAUSSUBE.
On THURSDAY, the 23d day of April, at ll o'clock",
~Jz''?Vz 5e 80ld- at tUe Postoffice, in tia
City of Charleeton,
A TRACT OF LAND, aV.ont twenly-thrc- mllear
from Mount Pleasant, on the Georgetown- Boad, ia
Charleston District, bing partly m Christ Church
Parish and St James', Santee, on the wait r - of Awen
daw Creek ^wiiich empty ia Bull's Day?. containing,
according to plat of John Fenwick, Deputv Surveyor'
made in 1772, twelve thousand eight hundred acre?
of Land, being a barony originally granted to Sir
Nathaniel Johnson; about five hundred acres ar?
inland swamp, of which about three hundred were
formerly cleared and planted, and seventy-fire acres
have been more recently planted In provisions. Oa
the Tract there is a "large body of woods; there la,
also, a bold navigable creek with several convenient
landings. There are a Dwelling House, Barn
and Negro Houses on the place.
Conditions-One-half cash; balance by bond bear?
ing 7 per cent, annual interest, payable in one and
two years, secured by a mortgage of the property.
Purchaser to pay for papers and revenue stamps.
N. B. The intention is to sell this Tract or Land
If it brines three thousand dollars or more, which,
will be less than twenty-five cents an sere.
April ll ?_stuth5wth2
CHARLESTON DISTRICT, 80??TH CAROLINA.
Estate of Roye et al. vs. the Charleston Sav?
In pursuance of the decree made in this case, the
following PERSONAL ASSETS AND BEAL
ESTATE of the Charleston Savings Institution win
be sold tinder the direction of the undersigned, afr -
the Courthouse, in Charleston, South Carolina, os
TUESDAY, the nth day of April, 1888, commenc?
ing at ll o'clock, and continuing from day to day
until the whole be sold :
100 SAVANNAH, ALBANY AND GULF RAILROAD
BONDS, 9500 each, guaranteed by City of
4 South Carolina Railroad Bonds, $500 each
103 Charleston A Savannah Railroad Bonds, $500
each, guaranteed by State
140 Northeastern Railroad Bondi, $500 each, guar?
anteed by State
30 Memphis and Charleston Railroad Bonds, $100(1
80 City cf Augusta Bonds, $1000 each
33 City of Augusta Bonds, $600 each
17 City of Augusta Bonds, $250 each
ll City of Savaanah Bonds, $1000 each
37 City of Savannah Bonds, $500 each
74 State of South Carolina (old, Bonds, $1000 each
1200 Shares of South Carolina Railroad and South?
western Railroad Bank, par Taine, fl 25 each
13 Shares of South Carolina Baflroad, Camden
Branch, par value, $100 each
1213 Shares of South Carolina Railroad (new issue).
par value, $50 each
$108,650 City of Charleston Six Per Cent Stock
$165,000 State of South Carolina Six Per Cent'Stock?7
$40,800 Interest on the above to January, 1868
444 Coupons of Bends of the Btate of South Caro?
lina, $30 each
420 Coupons of Bonds of the Northeastern Railroad,
320 Coupons of Bonds of the City of Augusts, $30
132 Coupons of Bonds of the City of Augusta, $17.60
68 Coupons of Bonds of the City of Augusta, $3.75
48 Coupons of Bonds of the Sooth Carolina Ball- .
road, $7.00 each
618 Coupons of Bonds of toe Charleston A Savaa?
nah Railroad, $15 eaoh
800 Coupons of Bonds of the Savannah, Albany and
Gulf Railroad, $17.50 each
150 Coupons of Bonds of the Memphis A- Charleston
Railroad, $35 each
Note for $500, secured by three Bonds of GreenvfBo
A Columbia Railroad
Note tor $3885, secured by Bank of Newberry and
South Carolina Railroad and Bank Stock
Personal Bonds, secured by first mortgage, principal
Iron Chest and Office Furniture.
All that LOT OF LAND, in the City of Charleston,
containing in front on the west side of Meeting
street 28 feet 7 inches, on the back line 20 feet 1
inch, and in depth 169 feet more or lesa; founding
to the southward on a lot of Edward Nona, to
the northward on a lot of George Reynolds, ?ad to
the eastward on Meeting-street, according to a plan
of the said lot on file in thia office.
Terms-For the Personal Assets, cash, For toe
Real Estate, one-third cash; the balance payable ia
three equal successive annual instalments, with in?
terest at the rate of 7 per cent per annum, secured
by bond of the purchaser and mortgage of the pre?
mises. Purchasers to pay for papers and stamps.
The Public Securities will be sold In amounts to suit
purchasers. The Private Securities will be eoU
separately, according to a schedule to be seen at tsiis
office. JAMES TUPPER,
March 18 ws8 tal Master hi Equity.
ITS CONSTITUENTS, THE EICHEST PART OF
the berry of Wheat and Bazley Malt being
scientifically prepared ready for use,thia food by an?
alysis ls the same in its chemical elementa aa
HEALTHY BREAST MILE, and is the easiest of di?
gestion and assimilation of all nourishments for
Children, Invalids and Dyspeptics. It has been
tried by the physicians of Charleston, an i is recom?
mended and prescribed by the most eminent physi?
cians of New York. GEO. WELLS COMSTOCK,
No. 07 CorUand-street New York.
DO WIE dC MOISE,
January 16 thataflmos Charleston, S.O.
um AIL .j
Its Effects ate,
It ls the UNFAILING REMEDY in aU cases of
Neuralgia Facialis, often effecting a permanent cure
ta less than twenty-four hours, from the use of no
more than TWO or THULE PILLS.
No other form of neuralgia or Nervous Disease
baa isled to yield to this
WONDERFUL REMEDIA? . IGEST.
Even tn the severest cases ot Chronic Neuralgia
and general nervous derangements-of many years*
standing-affecting the entire system, its use for a
few days, or a few weeks at the utmost always affords
the most astonishing relief, and very rarely fails to
produce a complete and permanent cure.
It contains no drugs or other materials in tua
slightest degree injurious, even to the most delicate
system, and can ALWAYS be used with
It has long been in constant use by many of our
MOST EMINENT PHYSICIANS,
who give it their unanimous and unqualified ap?
Sent by mail on receipt of price and postage.
One package, SI.00, Postage 6 cents.
Six packages, 6.00, Postage 27 cents.
Twelve packages, 9.00, Postage 48 cents.
It is sold by all wholesale and retail dealers in
drugs and medicines throughout the United States,
Tl'KXER d( CO.,
No. 120 Tremont-street, Boston, Mass.
GOODRICH, WISEMAN di CO.,
Original Southern Drug House,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS,
Ko. 153 Meeting-street, Charleston, S. O'
January 6 mfBmos
H. K ELLE KS ?. CO.,
DRUGGISTS AND APOTHECARIES,
NO. 131 MEETING-STREET, OPPOSITE
HAVE ON HAND CHEMICAL FOOD, OR COM?
POUND Syrup of the Phosphates of Lime, bron and
Soda, a superior tonic for invalids.
Aitken's Syrup of the Phosphates of Quinine,
Strychnine and Iron, the greatest tonic in use recom?
mended by the first physicians.
Rational Food, an easily digestible diet for infanta
and invalids. _
Soluble Citrate of Bismuth for Dyspepsia.
Shallenberger's Fever and Ague antidote.
India Chol?gogue, for Chills and Fever.
Granular Citrate of Magnesia.
Mathew Cayla?' Capsules of Citrate Iron and Copai?
ba, a French preparation of great reputation.
Asthma Cigarettes, an nnfalllrg cure for Asthma.
Lyons' Periodical Drops.
Stafford's Olive Tar.
Earoo tie's Worm Candy.
Rowand's Fever and Ague Tonic, ?c., Ac
February 22 tba