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VOLUME VT.-NUMBER 940.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., THURSDAY MORMNG, SEPTEMBER '?t 1868.
EIGHTEEN CENTS A WEEK
liAANNT Ei FRANCE.
PARIS, November 17.-The manifestations re?
garding the coup d'etat ot December 2d are for?
bidden throughout France.
The material of the Temps has been seized
by the police, and its publication suspended.
REPUBLICANISM I>' SPAIN.
MADRID, November 17.-The Republicans are
gaining strength in Seville and Cadiz.
THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND.
LONDON, November 15.-The elections absorb
the attention of all classes. Little business
will be done this week. Sanguino Liberals
estimate that Gladstone will have one hundred
and thirty majority in the next House.
THE ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND.
LONDON, November 17.-There is great ex?
citement, but little violence, attending the
elections. The Liberals gain six members in
forty-one constituencies that have been re?
The King of Siam ii dead.
LONDON, November 15.-The prosecution by
\he French government of parties who pro?
moted a subscription for one of the victims of
the coup d'etat of the second of December has
resulted in the conviction of sevaral journalists
and others, all of whom have been heavily fined,
and additionally punished by the suspension of
their civil rights. The decision of the court in
these cases causes much popular indignation
in Paris, and symptoms of unusual agitation
. have appeared. The police and military au?
thorities of the city are taking extraordinary
precautions against disturbance.
BERLIN, November 14.-Count Von der Gottz,
the Prussian Ambassador at Paris, has re?
signed. Yon Werther, the present Minister
to Austria, has b?en appointed to fill the va?
The Prussian budget was submitted to the
Diet to-day. Baron Von der Heydt, Finance
Minister, in his remarks, said the financial dif?
ficulties of Prussia are merely transitory, and
tb at the position of affaira in Europe was fa?
vorable to the preservation of peace. Nothing
of official character bas yet been made public
or submitted to the Diet with reference to the
umpireship of King William on the question of
claims of the United States upon Great Britain
for depredations committed by the Alabama.
LONDON, November 15.-South American
mails bring the following intelligence from
A battle took place at Villeta on the 21th of
September, where Lopez was strongly en?
trenched with all bis forces. The allies at?
tacked his position, but were repulsed by an
ambuscade which had been laid in the woods.
The Brazdi in loss in killed and wounded was
After this defeat the allied army wont into
camp at Palmes. There they were constantly
harassed by Paraguayan guerrillas, who fre?
quently cut off tho supplies and interrupted
communication. The Brazilian iron-clads had
bombarded Angostara, but without effect. It
was surmised that a revolt had broken out in
the Argentine Confederation against President
BERLIN, November 17.-Bismarck resumes
bis functions in December.
NAPLES, November 17.-Mount Vesuvius is
in a violent eruption.
SOUTHERN FORTS-RIVER AND HARBOR EXPENSES
WASHINGTON, November 17.-The chief en?
gineer of the army reports thfrt the restoration
of the forts on the Southern seacoast contin?
ues, and a large portion of the defences at New
Orleans, Pensacola and Mobile, bave been
placed in condition for use. He asks an appro?
priation of six bandied and forty-four thou?
sand dollars for forts on the Southern coast,
and one tam dr ed thousand for Fort Monroe:
also for the improvement of the mouth of the
Mississippi, three hundred and seventy-five
thousand dollars. The aggregate asked for
rivers and harbors is six and a half millions.
Hie Quartermaster-General states that his
expenditure through the year has been six and
a half millions.
The payments of Southern railroads to wilds
the settlement of their accounts to the close of
September last had amounted to four millions,
while the total debt of the roads is $85,000,000.
Sixteen roads have paid in fall. Of the total
amount unpaid nearly two-thirds is the debt
of four roads in Tennessee.
Admiral Farragut has been detached from
the European squadron, and been placed on
The following revenue supervisors have been
ap poi nt od: Alexander Fullerton for Delaware,
Maryland and the District of Columbia; W. T.
Bennett for North and South Carolina.
The Star says that Mcculloch bas deter?
mined to appoint Jos. B. West for Louisiana,
and John Olney for Illinois.
General Grant will visit Boston and other
Atlantic cities before returning.
AU the disposable mounted recruits at Car?
lisle Barracks have been ordered West to fight
Evarts decides that if liquor is redistilled
to obtain some other artirle than proof spirits,
it is Hablo to the tax on distilled spirits; if it
bas not reached the grade of proof spirits and
is redistilled to bring it to that grade, it is
not liable to ihe tax; whether the article is
distilled twice in the same still or in different
ones, it makes no difference in regard to the
liability to the tax.
A special io the New York Times says that
Messrs. Clift and Prince, Bepublioan members
of Congress from Georgia, called at anny head?
quarters to-day to represent the condition of
things in t?at State. They report that there
was no protection at many of the polls for loyal
men at the recent election, and that no fair ex?
pression of the people can be had at the elec?
tion for Congressmen in February without the
presence of additional troops.
Affairs in Florida.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., November 17.-The cir?
cular of the Unterrified Tiger tommittee, pub?
lished to-day, endorses and recommends Colo?
nel William M. Saunders as the people's candi?
date for the Forty-first Congress, as a repre?
sentative man of bis race, and of the people of
the Sonth. Saunders takes the stamp at once.
Hie difficulty between Governor Reed and
Lientenant-Governor Gleason continues.
Condensed News by Telegraph.
Attorney-General Evarts has decided that
eigbt hours' work entitles all government labor?
ers to the same compensation as when ten
hoars constituted the day's work.
At the late annual meeting of the stockhold?
ers of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the
old directors were re-elected.
Annual Communication of the Grand
Lodge, A. F. M., of South Carolina.
FIRST DA?'8 PROCEEDINGS.
Tho Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons,
of South Carolina, met at twelve o'clock M.
yesterday, at Masonic Hali, Deputy Graid Mas?
ter James Conner, presiding.
The roll of Lodges was called, and the fol?
lowing grand officers were found to be present:
James Conner, D. G. M.; S. A. Durham, G. S.
W.; James McCullough, G. "J. W.; H. W. Shro
der, G. T.; E. S. Bruns. G. S.; S. W. Maurice
aH E. H. Blake, S. G. D.; J. W. Angel and
C. P. Townsend, J. G. D.; J. T. Jordan and
W. J. Berwick, G. S.; H. S. Kerr, pro tem.
The Deputy Grand Master announced that
business of a private and pressing nature,
coupled with a prolonged absence from the
State, prevented the attendance of G. M. Jas.
L. Orr, and the presentation of the annual ad?
dress. In briefly reviewing the Maso.iic year
he congratulated the cratt on their progress,
and the renewed interest taken in the order,
as well as on the present flourishing condition
of the craft-thiu being tbs largest communi?
cation ot the Grand Lodge ever held in (his
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the Deputy Grand Master be
requested to write his remarks for publication
with the proceedings of the Grand Lodge.
Oa motion, it was
R solved, That tho reading of the minutes of
the previous communication bu dispensed with,
as they are printed.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That all Master Masons in good
standing be allowed to be present at this com?
The report of Brother B. Rush Campbell,
Grand Lecturer, was then read.
Oa motion of Brother P. G. M., Henry Buist,
the following resolution was then adopted:
Resolved, That in view of tho condition of
the craft throughout the State, and the neces
8lfy of uniformity of work in the jurisdiction,
the office of H. W. Grand Lecturer be contin?
ued for the ensuing Masonic yea.', and that
Brother B. Rush Campbell bo appointed to AU
said office at tho Bane salary an that heretofore
received by him, and that the Grand Lecturer
be instructed to report more in detail the con?
dition of each Lodge, and the efficiency of its
The following; regular committees were ap?
pointed by the Deputy Grand Master:
On XreaBorei's Books-Brothers Bartlett, An?
On Dispensations-Brothers W. J. Bowick, C.
M. Miller, A. S. Davenport.
On By-Laws-Brothers J. J. Newberry, T. D.
V. Jamieson, A. J. Lumpkin.
On Grievanco3-Brothers W. K. Blake, L.
Dantzler, C. E. Bell.
On Mileage and per diem-Brothers J. H.
Hudgins, E. M. Seabrook, R. M. H imer.
On Grand Secretary's Roport-Brothers G.
L. Buist. E. "H. Bates, W. W. Felder.
On Grand Lecturer's Report-Brothers T. W.
Slawson, W. M. Foster, W. W. Moore.
Brother Bruns, G. S., read a communication
from the Magnolia Cemetery Company, calling
attention to the condition ol tho Grand Lodge
burial ground, which was roforred to the fol?
lowing committee : Bros. G. H. Walter, Charles
Inglesby, and R. S. Duryea.
On motion, an amendment proposed to thc
constitution at the last communication was
adopted, fixing the time for the election of
officers hereafter at twelve IL on the second
day of the annual communication of the Grand
Lodge. [The election will, therefore, take
place to-day, at twelve M.]
An amendment to strike out article 91 of the
constitution of the Grand Lodge and insert a
substitute, as proposed at the last annual
communication, was not adopted.
Brother Buist thoa presented the constitu?
tion of the Masonic Mutual Insuranco Com?
pany, of South Carolina, which, on motion,
was referred to a special oommittoo, aa follows:
Brothers Ferguson, DeSaussure, Carwilo, Chi?
chester and McLuro.
Tho Lodge was then called off until seven
Tho Grand Lodge was called on at seven
o'clock P. M.
The Comnrttee on Maso tic Lotteries report?
ed that, in their opinion, tho establishment of
lotteries under the authority and sanction of
Masonry was inexpedient, and contrary to the
true principles and practices of Freemasonry.
The Committee on Dispensations reporte],
recommending that charters bo granted to thc
following Lodges: Tyre Lodge and Continental
Lodge, Charleston; Oliver Lodgo, Orangeburg;
Batesville Lodge, Batesville; Watson Lodgo,
Edgefield; Belton Lodge, Anderson; Chorokeo
Lodge, Spartanburg; Hampton Lodge, Edge
field; Lydia Lodgo, Darlington; Fab- Play
Lodge, Oconee; Cross Koys Lodge, Union; Sa?
lem Lo 'ge, Sumter.
A letter was received and read from M. W.
G. M. James L. Orr, rogretting his inability to
bo present at this communication, thanking
tho fraternity for the expression of their confi?
dence and respect in electing him for three
successive terms to tho office of Grand Master,
and respectfully declining a re-election.
Tho committee on the will of Brother James
Raskey reported, recommending that the will
be forwarded to the Ordinary's office of Rich?
land County, and there put on file. Adopted
and committee discharged.
The committee on tho Grand Treasurer's
books reported favorably, and that they found
his books in peifeot order. Adopted.
The Grand Treasurer read his report, which
The Committee on tho Grand Lecturer's re?
port reported favorably thereon, and expressed
their appreciation of the value of Mi services
to the fraternity.
An amendment was proposed to article 160 of
the constitution by inserting after "nearest
Lodge," that 1 members of said new Lodge
have paid up all dues to their former Lodges;"
which was laid over under the rules until the
next annual communication.
The following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That it be referred to a committee
of five to devise some scheme by which the
present ball can be enlarged, and report the
same during the present session.
Referred to the.following committee : Buist,
Covington, Walter, Smythe, Moses.
Brother Inglesby moved taat the Hall Com
iB>'ttee be instructed to have the marble altar,
now in the hill, properly erected and secured.
A communication from several tenants of thc
Grand Lodge, relative to rents, was, on motion,
re.erred to the Hall Committee.
The amendment to article 69 of the constitu?
tion of the Grand Lodge, relative to compensa?
tion of the Grand Tiler, proposed at the last
communication, was not adopted.
After the transaction of some other business
of a Masonic nature, the Lodge called off unti 1
half-past ll A. M. to-day.
-The Houston Union says that tho question
of dividing Texas into throe States will be
agitated on the reassembling of the conven?
tion in December next. Tho bill failed by a
moderate majority before, and it is said that
several of the delegates who voted against di?
vision then will vote in favor of it this time.
THE ELECTION 1'JtOTEST.
.?"letting of thc Board of Aldermen.
THIRD DAY'S PROCEEDINGS-TUESD *. Y, NO?
[BEPOUTED OFFICIALLY f OR THE NEW j.]
Pursuant to adjournment the Board of Alder?
men met in Council Chamber at eleven o'clock
A. M. Present-The Mayor; Aldermen Potter,
Lindstrom, Dereef, Cade, Olney, Honour, Wbil
den, Voigt, McKinlay, Marshall, Moore, Cun?
ningham, Howard, Wall-fourteen members.
The Mayor announced a quorum.
The proceedings of the previous day's ses?
sion were read by the secretary, and, on mo?
The Mayor stated thal the first business in
order was under the resolution of Alderman
Whilden, adopted yesterday bv this board, the
examination of the ballots and returns, and
after reading the resolution he announced his
readiness to hear any motion or motions which
might be made.
Mr. Corbin said, before they proceeded with
tlip investigation, bc desired to inquire as to
the status of counsel; whether the examination
of witnesses was to be conducted by the Mayor
and Board of Aldermen, or hythe counsel for
the parties before the board.
The Mayor read the first rule for the govern?
ment of Council, which provided that "the ex?
amination and investigation shall be conducted
by the board in a public manner," &c.
Mr. Corbin thought there was au inconsis?
tency between first and second ruleB-the latter
giving counsel the right of examination of wit?
nesses, a:id the former the Board of Aldermen.
Ho desired to know which was to prevail.
Mr. Miles said the answer was very Bimple.
There were two things to be done. Tho ex?
amination of the record by law is done by tho
board; until that is done there was no case,
and no witnesses can bo examined. When
witnesses aro to bo examined then, of course,
counsel would examine the.ii.
Mr. CorbLa said what he wished was to know
where the Board of Aldermen commenced and
left off, and whero the counsel commenced.
The Mayor said the Board ot Aldermen wore
about to commence verifying the returns and
ballots, and will leave off as soon as they were*
certain they can declare who is elected.
Alderman Mooro asked if any member of tho
board had the privilege of examining witnesses
as nell us the counsel.
Tho Mayor replied in tho affirmative, and
said that the first question before the board
will be what action should be taken to examine
tho returns and the ballots.
Alderman Whilden asked the Mayor if he had
received any returns from any of the Boards ol
The Mayor said ho had received fourteen re?
turns, bul no one return in accordance with
tho provisions of tho law. He had received
tourteon different retains from different Boards
Alderman Whildon said he would liko to know
how, by whom and in what manner the returns
The Mayor-These different returns came to
me and I received them; nine of thom, I think,
on Wednesday night last, at dif.ercut hours
up to eleven o'clock; tho remniniug five c>mo
in through tho next day; somo hi envelopes,
some not in envelopes, somo sealed up and
some not sealed. He believed they were most?
ly handed in by the chairmen of tho different
boards. He did not know them. Some he
knew as members of thc Boards of Managers,
but others he did not identify.
Alderman Whilden-How* were ?19 ballots
The Mayor-Tho ballots, as far as received,
came lb3 same way, through the very samo
partie;. I cannot tell who brought them.
Sometimes I know tho gentleman; sometimes 1
did not. Somo of tho boxes were sealed up;
somo were not.
Alderman Whilden-Havc all the managors
returned thc different ballets of tho different
Tho Mayor-I cannot say positively. There
are thirto?n boxes in my ofhee, two of which ?ire
empty. I have understood thcro aro moro
boxes about the city.
Alderman Oluoy-I move that thc board pro?
ceed to tho Mayor's office and examino tho bal?
Tho Mayor-The ballots aro to bc examined
Alderman Olney -I move, then, that tho re?
turns and ballots bc brought in the Council
Tho May. ir-Tho question is, what aro tho
returns to* bo brought in ?
Alder Whildeu-Does the law provide that
the Mayor shall make up tho aggregate, or is
there any aggregate made up ? We are rather
at a loss in this matter, and would liko to have
the opinion of tho City Attorney.
Mr. Barker submitted, on the part of the
protestants, that they would object to tho
receptiou of any return .vhtch was not under
seal according to the terms of thc act. Thoy
would likewise object to tho examina?
tion of any ballots which have not been
handed to the Mayor under seal, and
would claim that such returns and such
ballots shah bo rejected, and not subjected to
scrutiny. That leaves the court open to re?
ceive suc'i returns r.s have been enclosed to
thc Mayor iu a sealed envclopo, and to i ccaivo
such ballots as have been returned to tho
Mayor under seal by tho proper custodians of
those ballots. In making this statement thc
protestants did not waive the objection that
ibero should havo been one report from the
managers under seal. Wo desire, ho said, that
this objection be taken down as male
ou the part of the pr testants, that
there should have been one report u de;
seal coniiui; from tho managers to tue
Mayor, and that there phould nave been the bal?
lots corresponding to t hat report, likewise under
seal, coming from tho managers to tho custody
of tho Mayor. It is palpable that there is no
ono return under seal which bas boen handed
to the Mayor by the managers, and that there
ace ballots which have been returned to tho
Mayor which were not under seal. They wcro
prepared next to consider what has boen re?
ceived by the Mayor, aud how fir tho law has
been complied with. According to their view,
the next step for the board was to reccivo the
returns which have been made under seal, and
to examine the ballots returned uuder seal.
Mr. Corbin thought counsel on neither side
had a right to proceed at that time. As he
understood tho resolution adopted yesterday,
the board was to proceed to examine whiu
votes they had ur their possession. How they
8houlddo this, or what value they gave to it,
was a matter for the board to consider. But
counsel on tbe other side had said that unless
these returns come in a certain form, in an en?
velope sealed up and in separate returns, the
boara should not declare thom. Ho had invi?
ted discussion upon this very point yesterday,
but the counsel on the other side avoided it;
these points, however, cannot be staved off,
and must be, sooner or later, decided.
The counsel had said the board could not
receive tho returns except thoy came in one
sealed envelope. He knew of no such law. It
was not in the statute under which the clectiou
was held. It was in no other statute. lu fact
they had no right to refer to any other statute.
Counsel read the second section of the
Municipal Election act, to prove that tho
Managers ot Elections were appointed under
the General Election law. These managers
had organized uuder that law, and bad con?
ducted an election to which no one had object?
ed. Th9 Municipal Election law gave them
new duties to perform, but regarded them as
already organized and competent to perform
The speaker also took issue with tho oppo?
site counsel in regard to their position that
the managers must make a united report. He
said that there was not a word in tho law to
sustain such a position.
Counsel then proceeded to show that the
boards must of necessity make separate re?
turns, and that it was impossible for the mana?
gers of one precinct to verify tho returns of
another precinct, with which thov had nothing
to do, and of which they knew" nothing, lt
seemed to him that nothing but a mind bent
on perversion could ever think of such a thing.
Mr. Barker-I would call tho attention of
counsel to the absolute necessity ol' an ad?
herence to the strict rules ot courtesy in the
discussion of this question. "A mind bent on
perversion" is language to which wo are not
accustomed in the conduct of our professional
Mr. Corbin-I yield to no gentloman in point
of courtesy. What I say I say by way of argu?
ment. It is my judgineut; perhaps it is a
strong expression. If the gentleman feels
aggrieved. 1 can only say it ?san opinion which
I have. It is not intended, however, to bc
ont?DSive, um, ?L BBBUH mo nu?
strong an expression to indicate I
I consider such a construction of
must be the result of bad logic. I
not say tho counsel are not gentlemen. I tl
(hov arc and intend to be. But right bei
desire to say this. I am just as earnest on
sido I come here to representas tho com
for tho prolestants. The opposing counsel s
they came horo as the representatives of
and order. In tbe name of Heaven, whom
wo represent but law and order ? I mean
law and order tho law of the land, whicl
above and beyond party, which governs
rich and poor alike. I do not mean such
as counsel can give, nor such law as I can g
but such law as tho constitution and the la\
thc land gives. To this we appeal and noth
The speaker then went on to argue in re
enco to the returus which were received by
Mayor in unsealed envelopes, but signed
the Board of Managers ; that each bot
should have summed up their ballots, m;
their statement, and sent it to the Mayor i
ConiiBcl on the other side had objected
the reception of returns which did not come
a sealed envelope. This provision of thc 1
was simply directory, uot mandatory and vit
It was a simplo omission on the part of I
managers in making their returns, which woi
not aflect their validity ono jot or titt
The Mayor savs ho has the rctur
but says they did not come in a seal
envelope. The couneel for claimants SJ
''though it was irregular il was in noway
tal." With th ;so views he would leave t
case, trusting the board would proceed to c
amino tho returns and seo what they carno I
Mr. Barker followed in reply, saying he sn
plv desired that their silence might not
takeu as consent to tho reception of loose i
turns unsealed, as the returns r.quircd
law. But it did constitute a valid and imp<
tant preliminary objeclion, which it was nec<
sary to notice, that there is no return in t
possession of tho Mayor, and that thia baard
officially notified of that fact. Tne board
officially notified tliat there is in the Mayo:
possession certain reports coming from tot
teen differont persons, some of whom t
Mayor himself does not know how to identi
as thc managers of those precincts. Th
como in to him irregularly, on different da
and at different times, sonic sealed, others u
sealed; some banded to hitn by persons who
bo knew to be managers, and others by pc
Bons ho did not know, and does not uow knc
to b.1 managers. They therefore objected
this stage of the proceeding to the Board
Aldermen committing itself to the examin
tion of those looso reports and unsealed bi
lots as thc examination of the return of tl
managers of the city election required bv tl
act of 1808.
They would be prepared, when they ht
finished with this point, to go on to the rccci
tion ot whatever is in the possession of tl
Mayor purporting to be returns or reports.
Counsel thon proceedo l to reply to tho argv
mont of counsel for claimants in reference I
tho action of the managers of the late eic
tion. Ho contended that their construction i
the act was in accordance with those principh
of common sonso which address themselves I
the most ordinary understanding. Tho voi
first section of the act under which they wei
sitting as a Board of Aldermen uses tho sn
gular number in refcronco to tho election, an
makos the election a unit, it refors thei
directly to the charters of thc city, and show:
at thc"very first step, that they wero not t
bind themselves in tho consideration of que:
tions of tho legality of this election to the at
of 1868, but they were bouad io refer lo tl
charter of tho city, aud to thc law which pr<
vailed in reference to Municipal elections, pn
vious to tho act o? 18G8.
Tho mode of procoduro sanctioned by tim
and confirmed by custom becomo3 a prcscrip
tivo right, which tho law recognizes as al
solutely binding as the enactment of thc L<
Counsel then contended that had the mann
gers proceeded under this law of thc City <
Charleston they would have mot as a boan
proceeded to elect a chairman, been sworn un
der tbs election law to count thc votes, an
ivould have made their return through thc
chairman, or some ono of their managers ap
pointod by thom. There was notiiing in th
act whichropcals that law or abrogates itu
custom. It waa a matter of vital importauc
that the Board of Managers in couductin
such election should meet as a beard. Thc
are mutual checks upon each other. Thei
prcscucc nt thc counting of all tho votes i
essential to the liberty of thc people. In sue
a course there was less opportunity tor fraui
He contended that if tho law of 1863 con
tcmplatcd that the managers should meet i
various parts of tho city and count, at thei
discretion, tho votes of* their different pre
cincts, it would have sail so. But it expross)
says to the contrary. Thc Board of Manager
aro required to make a report of the whol
number of votes cast, and they must come to
gothcr iii order to make such a report. Tin
board wero bound to sec that all the due solem
nittos in the organization ot tho managers, th.
counting of the ballots, and tho making of re
turns, have been observed in the processes e
tho recent election, and that none of tho cs
8cntial requirements of the law, whicl
constitute thc safeguards of tho libortic
of the p.ople, hive been d.sregarded. If th.
ballots do not accompany thc returus, the,
could not pr icced in tho performance of thei
duty as scrutinize!s of the election. Or if tho;
had not tho ballots with the returns, tboy wen
bound to reject tho returns as impossible o
examination. Ho contended, also, that the:
were bouud to reject every box which has no
come to thom scated, or so secured that bj
tracing its history tiiey could be assured tba'
no possible chango had taken pince in the cou
Counsel after citing authorities in reference
to the sacredness of tho ballot, and thc vigi?
lance with which it has ever boen guard : J ii
this country, said that if the board como to tin
conclusion that tho manugcis of this election
were never organized according to law; did
not act as thc law required them to act, under
tho sanction ot each other's preseuco and con?
trol, in the c Hinting of votes and in the making
up of their return, in the transmission of those
returns with the ballots; that thc defects and
violations of law is sufficient ground without
going furtuor to arrest their progress in the
trial and decisions ot this case; that, in conse?
quence of those omissions and violations ot
law, and departures (rom the essentials of the
law, lhere has been no lawful election in the
City of Charleston. Ho felt they would carry
away with them the consciousness at least ot
haviug performed their duty in accordance
with their previous character as men of intelli?
gence, as men who have acted m accordanco
with the solemn sanction of their oaths.
Mr. Chamberlain replied, commenting on
the points raised in reference to the transmis?
sion of tho returns. He undorstool tho Mayar
to have given official information that thc re?
turns of thc late election had been transmitted
by fourteen different bauds, and that fourteen
separate and independent returns had neen
made in envelopes, some scaled and some not
sealed. But he did not understand him to say
that any ballots bad beeu destroyed or wore
wanting, or that any of tire boxes in the
Mayor's office were empty. When Ibo question
arises, they would be able to furnish proof
and show how they were destroyed, and
who effected the " destruction of those
ballots. As to tho first point, that four
tee i returns bad been made, they contend?
ed this was tbe only correct manner in which
those returns could have been made. He
claimed thero was no intention in tho act under
which this election was held, and by which it is
to be determined, of any other course. On the
contrary there is tho clearest intimation that
nothing else was contemplated but separate,
independent boards to conduct the election at
each different preoinct, and to return the result
to tho Mayor. The speaker then discussed the
various nets and tho character of thu Boards
of Managers, and thiir duties under those acts.
Mr. Miles briefly replied to the points made
by the counsel for the claimants, and in con?
clusion asked that the board should announce
what decision they had arrived at, and what
would be their next course of actiou.
Mayor Clark said he le t bound to call the
attention ot the board to a mutter which had
not been al'udcd to Dy the learned counsel on
either side. It might be pertinent or not, but
c mnsel on one side stated that these managers
were taken up where they were left by the gen?
eral election. On referring to the law of their
appointment sud their duties in the general
election ho found the following section. [Hero
the Mayor read section second of "An act pro?
viding for tho next general election, and the
manner of conducting the same." Page 136
Acts of General Assembly, 1868.1
The Mayor also read a portion of sections 21.
25 and 26 ot the samo act.
Under this general law the dulios of the man?
agers were defined, how they should organize
and to whom they should transmit their re
?I'JIIO. llUtU LUCJr Idi.ULl tUUJ LUUUU
i hat the Commiasioners of Elections are also,
whei duly organized, to aggregate the votes.
Taking these managers, then, as provided for
by the law under which this Municital election
was conducted, they would probably find that
if they were taken" up where they were left
by the general hw, that there certainly must
have been some omission in not providing to
whom they ahould make their reports, and
who should make up the aggregates.
There certainly seems to be no such
provision. There is not one word sav?
ing the Mayor shall aggregate the returns. It
does not say who shall db it. There is no
doubt in my mind but that the reports should
have been single. That is my view of the law.
With a view, however, to obtain all possible in?
formation on tho subject, ho would suggest
that thoy should hear tho opinion of thc City
Attorney to-morrow, and then proceed to bu?
Alderman Olney moved that the board do
The motion was agreed to, and the board
then adjourned. W. H. SMITH,
Clerk of Council.
General Grant-His iVotivcs for Leaving
Washington-Ile Wishes to Avoid Of
Qcc-SeeKcrs and to Feel thc Public
Pulse-Speculations on the Kew Cabi?
The Washington correspondeut of the Balti?
more Gazette writes under date of November
Tho roport that General Grant had gone to
West Point, to bo present ut au examination of
his son, was a tale concocted as a sham to
cover up and conceal thc General's real move?
ments. It was certainly de-irablc to got out of
Washington, and thus avoid, at least for a
time, the hungry swarm of "loyal" office-seek?
ers now flockitig in here from "all quarters of
tho cenntry; and it was also penectly con?
venient to visit West Point, and thus furnish a
good excuse for absenting himself from tho
National .Capital; but it is well understood
amoug his friends hero that General Grant's
purpose in going North was to feel, ever so
gently, the public puise, and particularly to
consult with certain parties in tho City of New
York, relative to financial and other matters
bofore committing himsoif in any way to men
or measures. As soon as tho Radical politi?
cians of the country shall have assomblcdhere,
a tremendous prcssuro will be brought to bear
upou General Grant to forco him into a full re?
cognition and endorsement of their wildest
schemes, even before the meeting ol the elec?
toral colleges in the several States; and should
he fail to yield to their views, it is opotily
threatened to have tho electoral voto cast for
Schuyler Colfax for President. Goneral Grant
has becomo fully aware of tho designs upon
him, and he is now absent from this city pre?
paring himself to meet tho issue.
There has been but little speculation for
somo days past on tho new Cabinet. It seems
to bo conceded that Schofield will hold over,
and that Farragut will bo placed in charge of
tho Navy Dopartmsnt. Tho State Department
is generally assigned to Stanton, and tho At?
torney-Generalship to Judgo Holt. The dis?
position of the Treasury Department will pro?
bably be determined during General Grant's
present visit to New York, popular opinion
here being divided between Mr. Cisco and
Senator Morgan. Tho Pacific coast claims the
Iuterior Department and will probably got it.
whilo tho Postoffioo Department may bo award?
ed to Massachusetts or Illinois. It General
Sehe field should not bc retained in theCt binet,
then it is understood tho portfolio ot war will
be tendered to Senator Wilson. General Banka
is spoken of for tho Mexican mission.
GJtAXT'S CA MXICT.
Thc Old Fox of the State Department
His Probable DlsmUsnl and its Effect
Stewart, Schofield and Greeley-Inter?
Tho Now York correspondent of thc Boston
Post writes :
Mr. Seward's speech at Auburn, a few days
ago, is undorstood hero to havo been a bid for
a new lease of the State Department. It will
ho remembered that when tho question of ve?
racity between Urant and Johnson came up,
the cunning old Secretary was the only membor
of thc Cabinet who avoided committing himself
against Grant. Even at that tinto his shrewd
eyes foresaw that Grant would be Johnson's
successor, and he resolved to save himself, if
possible. Daring the canvass ho has been
secretly in favor of Grant, though careful not
to commit himsoif too boldly; and his speech at
Auburn was part of the intrigue whereby ho
hopes to recai. his place in thc Cabinet. Urant
is understood to liavu a pretty strong likiug for
Seward, and a desiro to keep him at his right
hand when ho enters the White Houao, but tho
active Radicals will strongly object to thc re?
tention of Seward; and m order to avoid a quar?
rel at tho outset. Grant will probably let lum
go. Th's will bo equivalent to signing his
death warrant, for the old man cannot live
long out of office. A. T. Stewart can certainly
havo the Treasury, it he wants it. His friends
say, however, that he has no ambition of that
sort. His soul is in his business, and he could
hardly bo induced to go away from it. The
Treasury will certainly bc offered to Stewart,
and if lie declines, either John Shennau or
Senator Fosseudeu will bo asked to
take it. Grant is perfectly satisfied with
General SchotieUVs administration of tho
War Department, and will probably re?
tain him there. Schoticld has been an out?
spoken supporter of Grant all through, and
oxpecra 11 be remembered. Horace Greeley
has an ' airer eye ou tho Postolfiec. Ho has
dono good service during tho campaign,
though rather against his will, and his friends
will try hard to have bin nude Postmaster
General. It is believed that Grant will make
this concession a! least to thc extreme wing of
tho party. Ii either Stewart ot Groeley goes
into the Cabinet, Evurts will have to leave, tor
Now i"ork cannot have more than one Heat
there. Should Evarts go out, tho Attorney
Generalebip will bc offered to a nun of his
own standing in politics, but probably hailing
from the West. Farragut is expected to get
Welles' placo in tho Navy Department, and the
Depaitment of tho Interior will be given to
New England. As yet all is mere speculation
as regards the material of Grant's Cabinot,
but the general opiuion among politicians is
that it will be composed of four Conservative
Republicans and two extreme Radicals.
NEED OF REST.-Head-workers need moro
rest than hand-workers. The old saw precise?
ly inverted tho proprieties of the case, so far
as it involved thom, declaring that, "Seven
hours' sleep suffice tho studont, eight the la?
boring man, and niue tho fool." Three hours
of hard brain work destroy, as before observed,
moro nervous tissue, and cause a greater sub?
traction of the phosphates from tho system
than an ordinary day's work at more mechani?
cal labor, the proportion in grains (of weight)
being as 86.77. Above everything else,
braiti-workcrs neod sleep, early sleep and
lata sleep, and enough in the middle
to feel "real Btupid" at the end of
it. Stupidity is piecisely the condition into
which this class of toilers should manage and
devise and strive to set themselves tor a time,
longer or shorter, >ach twenty-four hours.
Nothing rests the brain and thc whole working
svstem like it. Narcotic stupidity, thc pr duct
of alo. tobacco or wine, is not the thing referred
to-though in emergencies this may perhaps
be had recourse to as a medicine-but the
quiet, reposeful readjustment of tho nervous
conditions and tho recharging with vital force
of tho nervo batteries, the contacts not yet
closed, the galvanic currouts, therefore, not
yet set in motion, but only tilling up the sys?
tem with a blind, i'iffused reeling of healthy
sensations and reserved efficiency.
-A Now York letter ot thc 14th instant says:
"Trade in Now lork lias not suffered to any ap?
preciable extent from the political excitement
throuiih which we have passed. Business men
tell me that they have been doing quito as well
as they expected, and BCUIC- say their sales du?
ring the fall have been larger than those of
last season. Prices generally have boon
steadier than they were last year, and the basis
of ti ado consequently finner. Tho extreme
tightness of the money market during the
past lew wet-ks has operated rather soverely on
a few houses, but the principle sufferers from
this are thc speculators who mostly do busi?
ness on borrowel capital. The pr?sure is
almo-t over now, and thc prospects aro that
the market will be easy during the winter.
anu aa LU ul o io nu ^uuau;utj ui u buuu^v .
tho course of the Government it is believed
that business mon in all parts of the conn try
will now go to work to ad pt themselves to the
situation as it is, and is likely to continue, and
that trade will recover much ot the vigor and
activity it has lacked lor a couple of years."
-A. T. Stewart's up-town dry gooda palace,
at the corner of Broadway and Tenth-street,
New York, is now by far the largest and most
magnificent establishment of tho kind in tho
world. Tho employees number about two
thousand. Of these a considerable number are
women, whose especial duty it is to attend
upon the lady customers; and it may?
be of interest to ladies to know that
one may enter this establishment in
any costume whatsoever, and emerge
therefrom a fashionable city lady, completely
refitted from head to foot, with the exception
' only of her shoes. Dressing rooms are provi?
ded, whore the old may bo laid aside and the
new put on-both undergarments of every de?
scription, ready made, and outer also, includ?
ing even a bonnet, for the millinery department
is large. For the convenience of the ladies in
particular, elevators on either sids are provi?
ded, by which they can ascend to or descend
from tho different stories at their pleasure.
Among other things in this mammoi h estab?
lishment, no small attention is paid to uphols?
tery, and hotels, steamboats and private houses
are fitted up at a few hours' notice. Thia re?
tail store is moro than twice as large as any in
Europe or on this continent.
4S-A PRAYER MEETING, UNDER THE
auspices of tho Young Mon's Christian Association,
will bc held TMs (Wednesday) Evening, Providence
permitting, and on every Wednesday Evening follow
lng, in the basement of Church corner Coming and
spring street--, to commence at half-past Seven
o'clock. Entrance on Coming-street.
Ihe public arc earnestly invited to attend.
Novomber 18 1
?S-BUY YOUR TEA AND COFFEE FROM
URI GTE & CHAPMAN, corner King and Radcliffe,
streets, and get a better article for thc sam e money
than at any other establishment in tho city.
November 14 3mos
?3-0ARRIAGES AND HARNESS.-A
large stock of BUGGIES and HARNESS, Just receiv
ed, and for sale low for cash, by
L. CHAPIN k CO.,
No. 20 Hayne-strest,
And Nos. 33 and 35 Pinckney-street.
November 17 5
SS- NOriCE.-NOTlCE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that an application will be made to the Legislature at
its next Bitting, by the owner of the present Ferry
between Sullivan's Islaud, Mount Pleasant and the
City of Charleston, for a Charter to Incorporate a
Company to be called THE SULLIVAN'S ISIAND
AND MOUNT PLEASANT FERRY COMPANY, lor
the purpose of continuing and sustaining thc preccnt
Ferry from Charleston to those points.
November 10 mwf3*
ns- FLOUR, CORN, HAY, &c.-MESSRS.
JOHN CAMPaEN k CO. have opened a Branch to
their Market-street Flouring Mills at the corner of
East Bay and North Atlantic Wharf. Thc Store is
large and commodious, an i having secured a full
stock of the various cereals, they are prepared to fur?
nish their customers with Grains at the lowest mar?
September 24 3, eow24
AS- NATURE'S GREAT ALLY_IT TOOK
the world nearly two thousand years to discover and
remedy one of the most fatal errors that mankind
has ever believed in. From the time of Galen to a
ccmparatlvely very recent date, it was supposed that,
in order to cure a disease, it was necessary lo weak?
en thu already enfeebled patten by artificial means.
Bleeding, blistering, violeut purgation and salivation
were thc main reliance 0.' thc faculty, not more than
fifly years ago. Restoratives wero only administer?
ed as supplementary agents, after thc lancet, can
tharidc", Jalap au 1 c.ilomel had done their depleting
work. Modern s itnee has effected a salutary re?
form in medica' treatment. In place of the nauseous
doses oucc admiuistercd in cases of Indigestion, bil?
iousness, constipation, sick headache, nervousness.
Intermittent fever, kc, HOSTETTER'S STOMACH
BITTERS arc now given with the utmost confidence
and thc happiest results. The reascn why this ad?
mirable botanical prepiratiou has superseded the
de bi Li tating poisons of the old materia medica are
these: it combines thc properties el a wholesome
tonic with those of a gentle cathartic, an anti-bilious
agent, a nervine, and a blood d?purent. Thus,
while it kocps thc bowels free, regulates tho liver,
and purifies the current of life, it sustains the physi?
cal strength of thc invalid, and by this means the ex?
pulsion of disease aud the restoration of constitu?
tional vigor go on together.
At this sea ion, when intermittent and remittent
fevers, with other complaints arising from a damp,
inrphitic atmosphere, are prevalent, a course of the
BIT1ERS is the best means of protecting thc Bystem
from an attack. 6 November IC
ts- ELECIR?-CIIEM1CAL BATHS ARE
now ready at No. 70 HASEL-STRE?T, at the ofll ce
of Dr. HERVEY M. CLECKLEY, for the cure of all
inveterate chrouic affections, which have resisted
thc treatment of all medication.
Gcutlemcn will bc accommodated during office
hours, from 7 to 10 A. M., from 2 to 4, and 7 to 10 P.
M. Ladies at any other hour, when they will find
an experienced Lady to attend them.
Dr. CLECKLEY will bc glad to see any of his pro?
fessional brethren (who arc favorable to medical pro
gressioni, and will take pleasure in exhibiting the
operation of the baths.
Certificates of remarkable cures could be fur ni-li?
ed, but it is not requisite.
US* BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM.-ESSAYAI
FOR YOUNG MEN on the interesting relation of
Bridcsroom to Bride in thc institution of Marriass
a guide to matrimonial felicity and true happiness.
Sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes free cf charge.
Address HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Box P., Phila?
delphia, Ps. 3mos Septembers
MS- BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.-THIS
splendid Hsu- Dye is tho best in the world; the
only true and perfect Dye; harmless, reliable,
DBtantoncous; no disappointment; no ridiculous
tints; remedies the ill effects of bad dyes; invigo?
rates and leaves the nair soft and beautiful black or
brown. Bold by all Druggists aud Perfumers; and
properly applied at Batchelors Wig Factory, ND
Bond-street. New York. lyx January 3
pIAH OS) Fl AK O SI!
GOLD MEDAL FOR 1868 HAS JUST BEEN
AWARDED TO CHAS. M. STOFF FOR
THE BE VI PIANOS NOW MADE,
OVER BALTIMORE, PHILADEL?
PHIA AND NEW YORK
OFFICE AND WAREROOM. No. 7 N. LI BERTI.
STREET, ABOVE U&Ll IMORE-STREET,
H A 1.11 .Mum-;, ?ni.
SHEFF'S PIANO" HAVi. ALL THE LATES1
Improvement, including the Agraffe treble, ivorj
trouts, and the improved French Action, nilly war?
ranted tor ivo years, with privilege of exebauui
wiiniu twelve months if not entirely satisfactory tc
purchaser. Sccoud-handed Pianos and Parlor Or?
gana alway? ou baud I rom $50 tu $300.
REFEREES WHO HAVE OUR PIANOS Hi OSE!
General Kobert E. Lee, Lexington, Va.
General Robert Ransom, Wilmington, N. C.
C-cncral D. H. Hill, Charlotte, M. C.
Governor Johu Lctcher, Lexington, Va.
Messrs. R. Buxwell & Sous, CLarlotw, N. C., Fe?
male Seminary. ,
C. B. lliudick, Female College, Kittrell's Spring?,
Bishop Wilmer, New Orleans, La.
Max Strakosch, Italian Opera.
Messrs. Pierson fi Sous, Swrntcr, S. C.
Charles >peuccr, Charles'on. S. IX
Send for a circular. Ternas liberal.
October 1'2 it-3mcs
THE FINE FAST SAILING B BI TISH
SHIP N. MOSUEE, MOSHES llnttur, has
^?al. ruc part ol' her cargo engi/ed, and ia
*.? loading rapidly, and will have chap itch fat
thc above port.
For balance of Freight engagements, apply to
STREET BROTHERS tc CO.,
November 18_No. 74 East Bay.
THE FINE FAST SAILING AMERICAN
^Ship OWEGO, R. L POST Master, having a
>portion of her cargo engaged, is now load?
ing at Atlantic Wharf.
For further engagement?, aoply to
W. B. SMITH k CO.,
November 13 fmw_Napier's Range.
THE FINE BRITISH SHIP "SCOTS
WOOD." YEAMON Master, is now loading
for the above port, and having a portion
of her cargo engaged, will .meet with dis?
For Freight engagements, apply to
ROBEKT M?RE k CO.,
November 16 Boyce's wharf.
THE Al BRITISH SHIP BORNEO,
VCABX>, Master, having a partionof her car?
ngo engaged and on board, will meet with
.dispatch for the above p-rt.
For Freight engagements, apply to
ROBERT MURE & CO.,
November IC 0 Boyce's Whari.
CHARLESTON AND LIVERPOOL STEAM
THE STEAMSHIP GOLDEN
1 HORN, MCBEATH, Master, now
"loading for Liverpool, wan's about
.350 bales to fill np. To sail Satur?
day, 21st November, 1868.
ROBERT MURE k CO.,
November 18 2 Agents.
NEW YORK ANO CHARLESTON
FOR NEW YORK.
THE SPLENDID SIDE WHEEL
' STEAMSHIP CHAMPION, R. W.
LOCKWOOD, Commander, will leave
? Aoser's Wharf on Saturday, the
21st inst, at ll o'clock.
Through Bil.s Lading on Cotton to Boston and
Providence at low rates.
For Freight or Passage, haring splendid Cabin ac -
commodations, apply to
JAMES ADGER k CO.,
Corner Adser'n Wharf and East Bay (Up Stairs).
The CHARLESTON wlU follow on Tuesday, the
21th inst., at 1.15 P. M. 4 November 18
FOR NEW YORK.
REG ULAR LINE EVERY THVRSDAY,
PASSAGE REDUCED TO $15.
THE STEAMSHIP VIRGO.
'Captain BULBXKY, will lea VP Van*
'dcrhorst's Wharf, on Thur.day,.
t November 19, at - o'clock.
November IC_RAVENEL it CO., Agents.
TRAVELLERS PASSING THROUGH
CHARLESTONEN ROD TE TO FLORIDA, AIKEN
And other places, should noi fal
to lay in their supplies nt. BOVIS .
IONS, CLARETS, CHA Mi'AGNES ,
CORDIALS, BRANDIES. WHIS?
KIES, WINES. CANNED MEATS, SOUPS, kc.
Pates of Wild Game and Devilled Ham for Sand?
wiches and Luncheons.
45TSend for a catalogue.
WM. S. CORWIN k CO.,
No. 275 King-streot,
Between Wentworth and Beaufain,
Charleston, S. C.
Branch of No. 900 Broadway, corner 20th street,
New York. October28
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMP VD
THROUGH Ll>? TO
CALIFORNIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
FREIGHT AND PASSA6E AT GREATLY RS
DUCED RATES I
+.STEAMERS OF THE ABOVi.
jf?fB?KRL "ne leave Pier No. 42, North River,
?^IXflkfeTtt ?00t of Canal-street, New York, a
qJ.- tfaL 12 o'clock noon, ortho 1st. Otb, 16th
and 21th of every month (except when these- date?
fall en Sunday, then the Saturday precsdlng).
Departure of 1st and 24th connect at Panama with
steamers for South Pacific and Centra! American
ports. Those or 1st touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of 9th ot each month connects with
the new steam linc from Panama to Australia and
Steamship CHINA, leaves San Francisco, fo
Chit a and Japan, December 3.
No California steamers touch at Havana, but go
direct from New York lo AspinwaU.
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 14_lyr_F. R. BABY, Agent.
STEAM TO LIVERPOOL.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN.
M THE INMAN LINE, SAILING
P*" SEMI-WEEKLY, carryinit the U.
S. Mails, consisting of the following,
CITY OF PARIS.
CITY UF BALTIMORE,
CITY OF WASHINGTON,
CITY OF B03TON
Saning every Saturday and every alternate Monday,
at 1 P.M., Ironi Pier No. 45 North River, New York.
RATES OF PASSAGE.
BI TUE MAIL STEAMERS SAILING EVEST aATCBDAJ.
Payable in Gold. I Payable in Currency.
1st Cabin.?00 Steerage.$8
1st Cabin to London. .105 Steerage to London... 8
1st Cabin to Paris_115 | Steerage to-Paris. 4
Passage by the Munday H tenners-First Cabin $9C
gold; Steerage $30; payable in U. S. currency.
Rates ofD.is.sage from New York to Halifax; Cabin.
$20, Steerage, $10 ; payable in gold.
Passengers also forwarded to Havre, Hamburg,
Bremen, kc., itniodcrate rate*.
Steerage passait- from Liverpool and Queenstown,
:40 currency. Tickets can be bought here by per?
sons sending for their friends.
For further information apply at the Company'
ofllces. JOHN G. DALE, Agen t,
No. 15 Broadway, New York.
June 4 tinio
FOR PALATKA. FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA, JACKSONVILLE
AND ALL LANDINGS ON THE ST. JOHN'S
-ir??, THE STEAMER CITY POINT
C-^ljfl-"niiKi tons burthen), Captain W. T
MCNELTY, will leave South Atlantic Wharf every
Tuesday Hight at 9 o'clock, and Savannah every
Wednesday Afternoon, at 3 o'clock, lor the above
Returning, w ill leave Savannah for Charleston every
Sundaii Mornirg, at 8 o'clock.
All freight piyable on tie wharf.
Goods left on the wharf after sunset will be stored
at expense and risk of owners.
J. D. AIKEN k CO., Agents,
October 8_Sooth Atlantic Wharf.
[ONE TRIP A WEEK.]
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAH
VIA BEAUFORT, HILTON HEAD AND BLDFTTOH
STEAMER PILOT BOY.Capt. W. A. VADE?.
STEAMER FAN?* IE.Capt. FENN PECK
xfr^w ONE OF THE ABOVK STEAMERS
?j??gr=g?will leave Charleston every Tuesday
Morning, at 7 o'clock, and Savannah ever Thursday
Morning, at 7 o'clock.
For Freight or passage, apply to
J HN FERGUSON,
June 29 Accommodation Wharf.
tr-?^ THE FIRST-CLASS TOWBOAT
r^nfiTa **AVS"N 'LH'* PAYNE, is now
in complete prepantion to TOW ViiSoELs of any
tonnage toa dlrom Charie.?tou Bar.
'I he propeller RELIEF, Capt. J. J. I'LYNN, in com .
plcte order, will take Towage enaa^einents within
the Harbor, or lo pia-cs on Ashley und Cooper
Rivers, at reasonable rates.
October 27 tuf imo Aceomau dation Wharf.
JAMES KNOX.JOHN G CLL
KNOX & GILL,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
No. 125 SMITH'S WHARF, BALTIMORE,
Consignments oi COTTON, RICE, &c, respect,
fully solicited, and liberal advices mad* thereon,
Orders for CO UN and BACON promptly executed
.vith care and attention.
Ap,u HT 12mo8?