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VOLUME VT.-NUMBER 940.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., THURSDAY MORMNG, SEPTEMBER '?t 1868.
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TILE STATE CAPITAL.
"NEW BULES OF COUBT-BEMOVAL OF LEGISLATIVE
HALLS-SOUTH CAF.OL1NA PHOSPHATE COMPAXV
-SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE AND JEFFEBbON
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DAI LT SEWS, j
? COLUMBIA, S. C., December 16, 1868.-THE
HOUSE, after agreeing to the resolution for a
recess as amended by the Senate, that no
member should draw pay during thc recess,
adjourned to meet in tho College Chapel to?
morrow afternoon at four o'clock.
IN THE SENATE, the bill to incorporate the
Sauth Carolina Phosphate Company was
passed and sent to tbe House
Also, a bill to pay sheriffs for dieting per?
Bons confined in jail.
Corbin introduced a bill io simplify and
-abridge the rules of practice, pleading and
forms of the Courts of this State.
Jillson introduced a bill to amend the acts
ircorporating the South Carolinatiniversity.
Also, a b?l to incorporate Jefferson College,
of South Carolina.
The Senate Commitfee will report to-morrow
in favor of removal to the College Library
The House to-day passed a bill allowing
militia in all Southern States except Geortria,
This ?B a different bill from that passed in the
Senate yesterday. The committee to inquire
into the character of the Maryland govern?
ment will take evidence during the recess.
The total estimates for the next fiscal year
.are $303,000,000, including $129,000,000 for in?
terest on the public debt and $28,000,000 for
Colonel Bryant, Chairman of the Georgia
Republican Executive Committee, is opposed
to interference with Georgia reconstruction.
Governor Bullock was before the Recon?
struction Committee to-day. The committee
also gave a final hearing- to the Mississippi
Should either the Senate or House bill pass
repealing the act prohibiting militia at the
South, a pocket veto during the recess will
WASHINGTON, December 16.-IN THE SENATE
the word extraordinary was strick:n out of the
resolution relative to Underwood's decision as
to the effect of the Fourteenth amendment,
and the resolution was then passed.
A resolution instructing the Secretary of the
Senate to pay the Southern senators from the
commencement of the Fortieth Congress, was
objected to and went over.
The Judiciary Committee reported favorably
on gome and adversely on other bills removing
. political disabihties.
A resolution cenan ring the financial views of
the President's message was discussed to ad?
journment without action.
IN THE HOUSE, a bill prohibiting the trans?
portation of petroleum on voss ela carrying pas?
sengers was referred to the Committee on Com?
A bill was passed relieving the disabilities of
certain persone, including the Lieutenant Gov?
ernor of Tennessee.
A bill was passed extending the time for the
payment of taxes on tobacco on hand from
January 1 to February 15.
A resolution allowing females employed by
the government the same pay as males, when
they perform the same work, was passed.
The Speaker announced that eighteen mem?
bers desired to prononoco eulogies on dead
Seward reported that no commissioner had
been sent to Spain by the Executive.
MADKLD, December 16.-Spain is entirely
LODDON, December 16.-Reverdy Johnson, in
a letter to the Working men's Society, justifies
his intercourse with Laird and other friends of
the South during the war, by the example of
Sherman and Grant. He attributes attacks on
him in American papers and elsewhere to
secret dislike of the preservation of peaceful
relations between the two countries.
CUBAN WAE. .
HAVANA, December 16.-The government is
engaged in hunting for political offenders.
Many arrests havo been made here and in the
interior, and among them some well known
citizens. Balmasda was in Havana on Sun?
day, consulting with Lersuodi. He returned
on Monday with reinforcements, and addi?
tional troops will be forwarded. Two thou?
sand are exoected from Spain to-morrow.
CONDENSED NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.
Wheelan, convicted of the murder of Mc?
Gee, in Canada, ?B to have a new trial.
The Alabama Legislature has passed laws
allowing the stay law to run during the war,
and opening all judgments rendered during
The Southwestern and Northeastern Rail?
road in Alabama has been Bold to the Wills
Talley Railroad for $300.000.
Tho Mobile races have been postponed on
account of bad weather.
Tbe town of Elberton, Ga., has been destroy?
ed by fire. Loss $100,COC.
The Atlanta New Era, a Republican paper,
opposes further Congressional interference
with the reconstruction of Georgia.
SELMA AND CHARLESTON.- The Selma Times
of Saturday says:
The Bccond steamship of the direct line
from Charleston to Liverpool arrived at Charles?
ton Thursday evening, and is now taking
freight for ber return trip at three farthings for
cotton. Insurance is three-quarters of ono per
cent. The first steamer of this Une carried a lot
of Selma cotton, and we presume the second will
also have freights norn this city. Tho estab?
lishment of this line in connection with tho
opening of the Se1.rna. Borne and Dalton Rail
xoad,gives our cotton its quickest route to Liver?
pool, aDd in these days of telegraph, time ia
everything in business. A day may make all
the difieran ce between a profit und a loss in
any business tran-.-uction. in this connsctiou
we call special r.ltontion to the Charleston Di?
rectory in alioth? column, which contaius tho
card of thirty one of the best houses in Charles?
ton, all of which solicit the patronage ot the
s?cuon so recently opened up to them. Gentle?
men acquainted with Charleston and its busi?
ness men assure us that each of these firms
has good trade advantages, and is prompt and
reliable in all business transactions, and we
have no hesitation in commending them.
MOINA COTTON-Dr. Durham, of this county,
.has grown seven thousand founds of seed
cotton from three acres and a half of ground,
a part of which was shaded by fruit trees.
This is about six hundred and seventy pounds
of lint to the acre. The cotton sold in Augusta
at thirty-three cents per pound-realizing
over $200 per acre.-AlhtnsfGa.) Banner.
HIE CITY CO Vlf CIL.
An Important Meeting-City Offices De?
clared Vacant-thc Mayor's Message.
The regular meering of City Council, which
was to bavo been held on Tuesday evening,
did not take place in gonsequence of there
not being a quorum present. Only the following
members attended, viz : Aldermen Potter,
Olney, Honour, Voigt, Wall and Derecf. Tho
Mayor stated that as there was not a quorum
present it would bc impossible to proceed te
business, but that he would call a special
meeting: for the following day, (yesterday) at
twelve o'clock, which he hoped would bo fully
attended as very important business would bo
presented for consideration.
In accorlance with this announcement there
was a special meeting of Council at twelve
o'clock yesterday. Present-Tho Mayor, Alder?
men Potter, Lindstrom, Dereef, Wall, Cade,
Olney, Honour, Whilden, Marshall, Moore, j
Voigt and Howard.
Alderman Moore, chairman of the Committee
on Vacaut Offices, begged leave to report the
following offices vaoant: Clerk of Council; Har?
bor Master; Physician of Orphan House; City
Registrar; City Treasurer; Six Physicians to
the Health Department; Two City Apotheca?
ries; City Inspector; Flour Inspector; Six Mea?
surers of Wood and Timber; Two Guagers;
Two Inspectors of Naval Stores; Coroner; Su?
perintendent Public Cemetery; Five Port War?
dens; Two Chimney Sweeping Contractors;
Keeper of the Tidal Drains.
The committee recommended that the clerk
be instructed to give notice that at the next
regular meeting Council will proceed to fill the
vacancies by election.
There was some doubt as to whether tho
City Assessor shall bo included in the list, and
the" matter was, on motion of Aldermen Wuild
en, referred to the Mayor and committee.
Ou motion of Alderman Olney, seconded by
Alderman Voigt, the report was adopted.
Alderman Moore reported that he had ex?
amined the books, Ac, connected with the
clerk's office, and had lound them all neatly
written up to date. Received as information.
Alderman Olney, chairman of the Committee
on Accounts, reported favorably on sundry
bills, as follows, and recommended that they
be passed for payment, viz: Streets, $515 43;
Alms House, $218 Ol; hospitals, $57; police,
$90 70 : tidal drains, $36 75 ; total, $917 89
Alderman Whilden, chairman of the Com?
mittee on Lighting the City, reported favora?
bly on the Gas Company's bill, amounting to
$2410 09, and recommended that it be passed
for payment. Adopted.
The Mayor stated that he had served a no?
tice on B. G. Yocnm and T. ?.' Hicks, contrac?
tors, and H. H. Hicks, in charge of tho shell
road, that under contract the work was to be
completed on or before the 1st of September
last, and that to date only two-third* of the
road had been completed. Since September
the work bad been irregular, and last week waa
suspended, although he had notified Mr. H.
H. Hicks, in charge, that unless he finished
covering with shell the last section of a hun?
dred feet, he would take charge of the work on
behalf of the city, and complete it at the ex?
pense of the contractors. The recent rains had
done groat damage, and unless prompt meas?
ures were taken, the road would* be destroyed.
At the request of the Mayor, the Hon. W. D.
Porter, City Attorney, who was present, made
some statements with reference to the manda?
mus and quo warranio, and said that be had
prepared the necessary return and answer.
Petition of residents of Beaufain-street, ask?
ing attontion to condition of the side walks in
said street, and praying for repairs. Referred
to Committee en Streets.
Petition of the Washington Steam Firn En?
giao Com pa uy, signed by President James M.
Cikrson and others, for a loan of $1500 to moot
the balance duo on the englue. The paper
was recommended by the Chief of the Depart?
ment, M. H. Nathan, Esq.
On motion of A dorman Olney, tbe petition
was referred to the Special Committee on the
Application of Edward Wallace for a Junk
Shep License at No. 23 Washington-street.
Referred to Committee on Licenses.
Application of Mr. J. E. Meyer for an Auc?
tioneer's License. Referred to Committee on
The following resolution of Alderman Olney,
seconded hy Alderman Voigt, was carried:
Resolved, That the City Attorney, the Hon.
Wm. D. Porter, be requested to represent tho
Mayor and the Acting Board of Alderman in
the case pending in Columbia, S. C., on Satur?
day, the 19th instant, and that he be author?
ized to employ additional counsel with the ap?
proval of the Mayor.
Alderman Olney offered the following reso?
lution, which waa seconded by Alderman
Honour and carried :
Resolved, That the Committee on Streets
be requested to inquire into the probable cost
and expense of laying a cobble atone or plank
road in King-street, between Hudson and
Shepherd streets, and to confer with the
President and Directors of tho City Railway
Company, what proportion that corporation
will bear in the expense, they having the use
of a large portion of that thoroughfare; and
that the said committee report at the next
regular meeting of Council.
Adlerman Moore, chairman of the Commit?
tee on Contracts, efiered the following resolu?
tion, which was carried:
Resolved, That the Committee on Contracta
be authorized to advertise for estimates to do
the city printing, and to report at the next
meeting the result ol the same.
The sime Alderman offered a resolution that
Council proceed, at the next regular meeting,
to elect the Boards of Commissioners of the
varioua city institutions. Carried.
Alderman Oinoy gave notice that he would
introduce, at the next meeting of Council, a
bill to raiso supplies for the year 1869, and ask?
ed that the notice should be considered tho
first reading. Also, a bill for liquidating the
interest on the city dent. Both carried.
Alderman Voigt eave notice of a bill to re?
build tho burnt district and waste places, and
asked that the notice be considered tho ?rst
The Mayor read the following annual report,
which was received as information :
Gentlemen of the Board of Aldermen-Situat?
ed as wc are, the Aeting Board of Aldermen of
this city aboHt entering upon another year of
ita existence, it ia well to consider gravely our
duties, both present and future.
Placed here, as servants of the people, with?
out election, without consultation previous to
appointment, kept here rhrou?u circumstances
boyond our control, not knowing how long we
shall remain, our positions are surrounded with
peculiar responsibilities and labors.
Our present duty imperatively demands that
we shall fearlessly and impartially take such
steps aa will result in tho laating'welfare aud
permanent prosperity of our city. Therefore,
lot us proceed in our work, determined to act
faithfully, promptly and efficiently.
Following that lino of action, I proposo,
aa succinctly and clearly as possible, to ex?
presa to you my views of thc present condition
of tho city and thc several different depart?
ments of its Municipal government, and what
changes are absolutely noeded and i e.paired in
order to speedily secure tho end desired.
This city, although contaiuiug, it is estimated,
40,000 to "io 000 inhabitants, and covering A
territory two miles in length by lesa than ono
nails in breadth, is, in comparison with a large
number of other cities iu the United States,
but a small place. It nevertheless baa tho para?
phernalia of a city government on a scale
equal in surroundings and expense to otl or
cines of from tfar?o to six times its size. This
needs attention, remodelling and economising.
The charter of the oity aud tke ordinances
under which wo aro operating having been
made and enacted as far back as 1783, and a
large portion of the ordinances having particu?
lar and spacial reference to the institution of
slavery, it is my opiniou that it should bo re?
newed and thoy bo ohanged se as to bo more
applicable to tho graat change that has result?
ed from the late war.
TUB CITT FINANCES.
That a community suffers iu individual rs
pntation by the Tailuro of the towu or oity hold?
ing the same to pay its obligations, cannot be
questieied. How much is Buffered when auch
town o'- etty fails to pay even tbe interest on
its obligation?, we can only conjecture. That thi3
city presents a case in point'Us useless to men?
tion-how it reached that position 'tis perhaps
equally uaeloss to^nqnire into. To and means
of eseape from such position is more pertinent.
I hold that material prosperity cannot and will
not como to this city and the inhabitants there?
of unies3 provisions are made so that the iu
terest on its obligations shall bo promptly
and the obligations themselves provided ic
The accumulating interest on thc city <
from and aficr January 1st next, should be
gularly paid. It can be done, and I trust
vf ill determine that it shall bc done.
It this is accomplished, tho dawn of pi
perity will be perceptiole, and Charleston
be advancing with proud steps to ber pro
placa among the cities of America.
To enable you tc realize bow much
city's finances have improved within the r
year, I present thc following facts:
The estimate ot wants for this year, as m
up one yoar ago, called for SSGO.O?JO. For
coming year all to be asked for is S710.?OO
$150,000 less than la?t. With that amount
will be enabled to do ss follows, vi7.:
1st. To pay the runniug current expense
tbe city government, as it will in all probal
2d. To pay $50,000, money borrowed si
last Juno, to'finish tho year's business.
33. To pay the accumulating interest ou
city debt from and after January 1st, 18C9; a
also, to have an amount sufficieut to comme
and complete sundry substantial contempla
improvements, thereby giving employmenl
tho deserving and undustrious poor of
ASSESSORS AND ASSESSMENT.
We require a change in our system of asE
sors a?d assessing property. We want sot
thins more modorn than that now in vog
Wo want something, to speak plainly, m
For instance, we should have a Board of >
sessors, to cons st of three, to hold their ofl
for three years, to be elected, one each year
tho City Council. And then there should be
sistant Assessors, one from each Ward, to
elected annually by tho voters ot each Wa
whose duty should be to furnish the assessi
all necessary information relative to perse
and property taxable in their respective Wan
It should be the duty of the assessors ea
year, on tho first of January, or as soon the:
after as practical, to canvass the city thorous
ly, going from house to house, and assisted
tho Assistant Assessor, to assess the inha
tauts ot the cit}'.
Tho city and the limes aro calling loudly I
a new assessment, and I think it imports
that tho personal property should also be t
sossed preparatory to its bearing another ye
its proportion ot tbe city's expense.
What is desired is a thorough and equital
system of taxation that will not bcarheav
on the fow, but will gracefully unloose t
purse str'ngB of the many.
TAXATION AND TAXABLE PROPEETV.
Direct taxation at best is onerous and d.
tes tomi, and should bc levied as equi tab
upon all property and interests as possib!
Every person and corporation di awing or o
tabling au income from a community shon
pay its equitable proportion to support tl
government of that same community. Chai
table and religious societies are and have bec
from time immemorial, exempt from taxatie
There arc, however, quite a number of pice
or tracts of property in this city, amounting :
value in the aggregateto three hundred tao:
sand dollars or. ihreo hundred and fifty tho
sand dollars, now free from taxation. Fori
stanca: The South Carolina Riilroad Corner
tiou, whose terminus was originally at Lin
street, and whose charter, as originally obtaii
ed from the State, exempts its property fro:
taxation until such time as it may pay corta:
dividends, has purchased from time to tia
one piece of property lifter another, until no
its tracks cross seven of our streets, and one i
the best portions ot the city, lying bet wee
Line and Hudson, and Meeting and Ein
streets, ie, for income and beauty, of as muc
benefit to the city as tbe so-called Burnt Dil
trict. And quite recently this company ha
purchased a large dwelling house and lot at tb
southeast corner of Kin? and Ann street:
wktieh, up to the time of purchase, vicldcd t
the city threo hundred and twenty dollars pe
And again, there are bouses on the Glcb
lands valued at $50,000 or upwards, from wine
the churches obtain roues, but pay no taxes t
All this may ba in accordance wfth laws
nevertheless tis none thc less money, am
some legislation should bo hud that will "secur
to the city the samo proportion of taxes fron
this mentioned property as from any other.
It is quite important that all auch wrongs o
errors as these should bc corrected.
TBE HOSPITALS ANS HEALTH DEPARTMENT
demand moie than a passing remark. It is no
generally known these two divisions of ou
Muuicipal government aro operated togothei
under one bead.
We have two hospitals-one in Mazyck-street
for the colored people, accommodating aboui
one hundred and twenty patients, and ono al
tho Tucker House, near the HamDstead Mall
for tbe white people, accommodating about
sixty patients. These institutions are general?
ly full the year round, and coating the city in
the neighborhood of $15,000 per annum.
It will bo noticed that two separate corps ol
servants, stewards and physicians aie rouileretl
necessary, the two hospitals being located sc
far apart. The expense of this department
can be materially decreased by bringing: thc
two together, and is advisable. Tho Work
House building, adjoining thc Mazyck-street
Hospital, is not u jed, and could at a small out?
lay, be made an excellent hospital building. I
ask the special attention of Councd to this sub?
ject, deeming it very important that immediate
steps bo taken to consolidate these two hospi?
To tho Health Department proper is due, in
in my judgment, to a great degree, the unin?
terrupted good health of the oity during the
past season. It waa really remarkable, and
THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION OU WORKHOUSE.
Under the present system of using those
confined there to labor upon the Tidal Drains,
this institution is not kept as full of boarders
as formerly. Five months ago wo bad from
forty lo fifty inmates constantly. As Boon as
these were put to labor they began to lesses in
number, until now we are averaging but from
ten to twenty.
THE ALM8 HOUSE.
This is one of th? principal sources of ex?
pense to tho city ; the Bystem ot its manage?
ment is thoroughly wrong, and the tendency is
to encourage people iu idleness and depend?
OUT Alms House provides for about 90 inside
and from 1600 to 18 0 outside, at un expense of
some $40,01)0 per annum. It may seem harsh,
and may be called cruel, by those partaking of
the city's bounty-but my belief and opinion is
that a groat chango is seriously demanded in
I do believe that when a party becomes to
impoverished and poor in friends or money
and tho means of subsistente as to require
public charity, they should go to the institu?
tion prepared for that purpose; and when
there, soma employment ?liould bo lound aud
furniskod, such as they may be able to do, so
that a portion at least or their exponse to the
city may bo refunded. In tact this institution
should bc made, as near us cu.i be, self-sus?
Wo have very good market buildings, and
thc system on which they ure conducted is far
removed from great censure, but still there
are points in which large improvements can
I would suggest to the Commissioners a
?bange in tbe internal arrangement of the
Lower Market-fcomotbing that would do away
with that gauntlet of butchers through wbicii
all visiting it in the morning arc obliged lo run
through. Stalls would obviate this. Thon tho
vegetablo pens should bo changed to stalin.
And a system of cleanliness should bo adopted
that would secure a better and mo. e inviting
showing ol'meats and vegetables.
A proper style of stalls, besides economizing
room, would do away with all the confusion
aud disorder observable ovory morning aud
I remark, passingly, that I am in favor of thc
"Lie market system." Let%ny one sell meats
or vegetables, the same us odder merchandise,
at any fixed location they may select.
This department of the city government
requires an otilire changc-dn its organization
to render it as effective, elTicient and economi?
cal, us it should be. Tho expense of this forco
was last year $120,000. That this was enor?
mous and unnecessary, I will cite but two
illustrations, although every city North of this
presents one. Louisville,'Ky.', with 2JJ 0?U
inhabitants, and 240 miles ot streets, paid last
year bul $90,000 for its police torce. New Bid?
ford, Mass., about thc.tame size with this oity,
similarly located, being a seaport, paid les's
and tbaii $25,000. Our.prescnt system was adopt
cd under tbe^old regime,"" which having,
with its necessities, passed away, il is my ad?
vice, that on grounds ol' economy, if lor no
other, wo should adapt to onr?elves an orgni
cation more in keeping with our manns ai
STREETS AND SIDE WAXES.
During the past fire months a largo amou
of repairs have been, at a comparatively sm;
expense, put upoi the streets, and now bol
they and the sidewalks of thc city are
[juite a good and passable condition. The ir
provemonts in this respect is very apparel
I wish to speak at this time of thc tempor
ry manner in which all repairs and works c
thc streets have beon for 1 know net ho
long back conducted.
It would bc ultimately less expensive f(
this city to build brick trunks or drains, i
place of wooden ones, to place brick or stoi
curbing to its sidewaJks instead of woode
ones; tho immediate expense would, be greata:
but '"once done always done," is the encapo;
While recognizing all the many advantage
to tho public derived from this comfortabl
a?d pleasant means of transportation, I cai
Dot forbear expressing regret that BO fe
restrictions and requirements were impose
npon this company previous to the grantin
of its charter and the laying down of its reili
In some cities ono of the conditions upo
which the right of way in its streets is grantc
to a horse railroad company, is that it sha
keep tho strsets through which it runs in pei
feet order and ropair. Some arran gemen
similar to that should be yet made with thi
road, else such taxation should be levied upo
it ns will enable the city to do the repairs at tb
THE SH ELI. ROAD
Hos occasioned, through ill-advised plans,
large outlay to tho city. It is, however, nearl
finished, and when completed, and the proper
ty along its line comes under city taxation, a
it will in another year, the advantpges of it
inception and completion will bc manifest
1'be satisfaction afforded the numerous fara
sra on the neck and beyond the limits of th
oity, and also to the fanciers of goed nors
flesh, and to all desirous ot at least one gooi
irivo out of the city, is, to a large dcfrreo, quit
pleasing to all who see in improvements
THE FLANK ROAD
Around tho depots, giving a good continuou
Irive from the Battery up to the "Six Mil
Souse," is finished. The pleisant and smilini
countenances of our one thousand draymen i
our best answer of its worth and benefits, anc
uso a good argument, if any is needed, fo
aiore improvements of tbe same kind in som
LIGHTING THE STREETS.
Tho city is paying nearly, if not quite, $24,001
per annum for lighting, i? a very poor manner
its streets, which I bave ne hesitation ia say
ing is an exorbitantly extravagant expense
The streets of this city can be equally as wei
lighted by other moans than now employed, a
in expeuse of $10,000 less.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
is in excellent condition, and deserves com
mendation asa very efficient organization ; ba
it is much larger and, consequently, muci
more expensive to the city than it should be
I do not mean to say that too much is pail
any oue company, but that there are too nun;
companies, and, also, that tho r?mpame
ttttached to the different steamers are composei
of too many members.
By the employment of parties confined in th
House of Correction, the annual expense o
keeping these drains in proper order has beet
reduced from $10^000 to $2500. During lin
past four months, some twenty sand pits havi
been built, which so tar appears to opera?
most admirably, savicg to tho city a largi
amount of labor and money.
The expense of opoiulinfj and caring for thii
?veil has been advantageously stopped to tlu
jlty. It has been leased, and ibero is hom<
?respect that it will be completed, and that ai
income will accrue to thc city.
THE ORPHAN HOU3E.
Of this expensive but excellently intentioned
institution it may ba unpopular to speak plain?
ly and openly, but I feel it my duty to do se.
fbe objects of tliid institution-to care and
orovide for the orphans or tho children of pooi
ind destitute parents - to educate and fit thom,
male and female, to enter upon and to battle
-vith life's trials, canuot be too highly com?
mended. Bul from information, through
rarious sources, I am lcd to the following con
jlusions: That tho rules of admission are toe
oose, and that many children aro admitted
.vhoso parents can and should tako care ol
them-that tbe education given thom pertains
moro to an independent than a dependent class
-that they aro educated moro for tho parlor
ind thc stage thau thc hou <e and the appren?
tice shop-that they aro taught to be waited
lpon instead ot to wait upon themselves. With
studies they should bo taught to labor. Thc
LI tent should ba to tench thom to be good and
industrious, rather thau young ladies and gen?
tlemen-something within and not above their
The cost of sustaining this institution tho
past year was $48.000, exclusive of the interest
in the cost ol the buildings and grounds.
The average expense of each orphan waa quito
three dollars per week.
A portion ot this community, besides bear?
ing their equal proportion of taxation to sup?
port this costly establishment, sustain, sup?
port and educate through their own private
energies and resources over ono hundred dosti
titute children at an expenso ol one half of
what it is costing tho city for tho same num?
ber. Thia expense, if net borne by them,
would, under the prcsc-.l system, fall upon the
oity. I refer to thc Catholics-to tho '"Sisters
of Mercy"-who have those children in charge.
Now, it does seem to me wo aliould be "just
before wc ure generous." In justice to our?
selves a strong and successful effort should be
made by all concerned to ecouoraizu extensive?
ly in this institution, anti in justice to that
mentioned moat worthy and excellent portion
9f this community, somo amount aluuld be
donated by the city, so as to repay or nesist
said partios in the great relief, in tiie caro of
poor children, that they have and are affording
lo this city.
This offioo cost the city, directly and indi?
rectly, during the last past year, unnecessari?
ly, not leas tban $20,000. Under some circum
Btuncad, with prosperity and a full eily purse,
with large permanent improvements going on,
it might he advisable to be encumbered with a
800D dty cugiueer; but situated ns wo arc,
Btrug?liusr against adversity, any yearly salary
expended in that way is just so mu'h too much,
in my opinion, for a luxury of that kind.
THE CITY BUILDINGS
Are generally in good condition; a few repairs
might not be out of place. The City Hall
needs a thorough painting ??side and outside;
still it will answer for another year as it is.
Of thc citv officials deserve some change.
Somo can bc lowered and some ousht to bo
raised. I am a Ona believer that the laborer
ia worthy ol' his h.re.
The printing ol' Ibo city is a necessity, but a
large peicentige of that expense can bo saved
by eonliniULi ourselves by contract to one
POLICE OR MAYOR'S CO?KT.
This is a relic of old times-and not in ac?
cordance with modem ideas. The duties of
presiding in thia Court should be borne, not
by tiie Mayor, but by a Judye-by the Recorder
for instance, who now, although drawing un?
der Slate laws, and for life, a sa .- ry el two
thousand (lollara, has, to my knowledge, no
duties that give to tho eily any value received.
Some chango bore would not be out of place.
FIltE LOAN ACT.
I would respectfully call your attention tonn
ordinance ratified 28.b day of August, 183-, to
aid in rebuilding the burnt district and waale
places of thc city. Thia ordinance, like many
others on our Looks, is inoperative. I would,
therefore, recommoud that it bc so amended us
to allow thc erection ol' wooden buildings in all
that portiou of the burnt district west of King
Thc object of the ordinance is to aid in re?
building ouch places as tioovo siatod. How
can thia bo atlained when two important
features in thc bul frustr?tes the whole plan ?
Unicas these obstacles ar:- removed we need
not expect to see ruy good arising out of it.
lt ha-? ?ailed to accomplish that for which it
was intended. Knowing this to bc the teni
taot, let us proceed to correct Ibo evil without
delay. The objectionable ieaturcs in thc bill
are those : lu section 2, clause 1, we lind "that
n'? loan shall be made for thc erection of any
wooden bifid ing," and in elaine 7, "no loan
shall be mado upon any Iocs upon winch ihere
is a wooden building." " In conclusion, I would
inform you thac up to tbis timo, a lapse of over
two years, but four loans have been made.
This fact shows that the ordinance is defective.
Allow parties to erect wooden buildings with
slate or metallic root's, and soon our vacant lots
will be covered, and money from taxes will flow
into our treasury.
I am in favor of cutting a canal across thc
Neck, from tbe Asblcy to thc Cooper Rivers.
The following resultswould bs attained : The
Neck would bo drained, rendering it perfectly
healthy. By ha vins tho canal of sufficient
breadth, boats and rafts could pass fr xii river
to river, saving much valuable time and ex?
penso, and would be a great aid to commerce
and the shipping interest. A large number of
the poor people would be furnished with em?
ployment, and thc cost to the city wonld be
trivial; every load of earth excavated would bo
worth for rilling purposes about the streets and
the low grounds af the cit. every dollar it
Thc pond botween Beaufain and Broad
streets should be improved aud made a beauti?
ful spot. Tho expense of this would bo proba?
bly not more than $2000 or $3000.
The city institutions, "House of Correction,"
or "Work House," "Alms House," "Hospitals
and Orphan House," should be made as near
self-sustaining as possible, and I will present
a plan to accomplish this to a certain extent.
The city should eiect on "Potters' Field" a
farm of tbirtv-five acres, owned by tho city, a
suitable building for its Alms House, selfing
the property now used for tbat purpose, and
also another building for a "House of Refor?
mation" for the numerous young vagrants
about our streets, and, with the help of the in?
mates of theso institutions, should raise vege?
tables and garden produce sufficient for all the
institutions of the city.
Two or throe hundred head of hogs could be
attended to by these same inmates. The gar?
bage and swill collected about tho city by
proper city carts would be ample for their sup?
port, and meat enough would be raised to sup?
ply all dependent upon the city's bounty.
Tho privies of the city should be regularly
and properly cleaned bv city laborers anil
suitable carts, and the offal taken to this same
Potters' Field to bc worked into manure by tho
samo bogs, for sale to the farmers on the Neck
or elsewhere. Th* extont to which this self
sustaining process can be carried is scarcely
thought of and still less realized in this com?
I have endeavored to present thc leading to?
pics of interest pertaining to tho manage?
ment of the city government clearly to your
view, and, with a few parting remarks, will
leave thom in your bands.
This city is far from being bankrupt and
mined. Wo have a climate equal to any in
the United States for salubrity and pleasant?
ness the year round. Our harbor is not ex?
celled by any in tho Southern States. We
havo a largo back country, extending by the
Memphis and Charleston Rtilroad to the Miss
sippi River, and as soon as the Blue Ridge
Railroad is completed by direct communica?
tion with Ohio. Wo have a population equal
to ony for labor of all kinds; all it requires is
thc education and direction. And now, with
all these advantages ot nature and art, it is for
the individual interest of every one residing
hero to "accept the situation as it is;" to give
to everyman, of whatever race or nationality,
tho right band of fellowship and his full polit?
ical rights uuder this free government of laws.
And not [oicait for Northern or othor capital
to como and rebuild our fallen fortunes, but
to go to work, and as soon as tho others seo us
holping ourselves wc shall not want for their
aid and assistance.
GEORGE W. CLARK, Mayor.
City Hall, Charleston, December 15, 18C8.
Alderman Voigt offered tba following resolu?
tion, which was carried :
Resolved, That the City Council petition the
Legislature to amend the acts of 1838 and 18G1,
relative to the erection of wooden buildings,
and that it ho over to the next meeting of
On motion, Council then adjourned.
PROCEEDINGS OE CITY COUNCIL.
COUNCIL CHAMBBB, December 16,1838.
Council met last evening. Present-tho
Mayor. Aldermen Potter, Olnov, Honour, De
reef, Wall, Voigt.
The Mayor announced that there being no
quorum present, it would be impossible to pro?
ceed to business, but thal ho would call a spe?
cial meeting to-day, at 12 o'clock, at which
he boped to see a full attendance. The impor?
tance of the business beforo Counoil demand?
ed that there should bc a full meeting, and he
boped such would bo the case.
Council then adjourned.
W. H. SMITH, Clerk of Council.
THE LEGAL TENDERS.
Opinion of thc Supreme Court as to
the Constitutionality of thc Act Crea?
There ia considerable feverishness in thc
public mind just now in rogard to the decision
likely to bo made by the United States Supreme
Court upon tho momentous question of tho
constitutionality ot the Legal Tender act. Tho
opinions of the lower courts have been gene?
rally favorable to thc legality of the act, and
this fact is considered to be to a certain extent
hopeful for an affirmative decision by the Su?
premo Court ; yet in a case of such magni?
tude and affecting such wide interests, there is
naturally much anxiety in view of a possible
decision against thc power of Congress, and
much speculation as to what tho results of
such a decision will bo.
The New York Tribune editori illy says :
We are confidently advised from Washing?
ton that the tiupreine Court is pretty certain
to adjudge the Legat Tender act uiconsli
duttonat. We are told that there will
probably be but ono dixseuler from the
court's judgment. We give this prccisoly
as it reachos us-as a report merely. Tho
subject is ono of such pervading interest that
we havo not deemed it best to await thc ap?
pearance of the judgment, which will soon be
Tho Washington correspondent of the Tri?
bune saya :
Thc decision of tho Supreme Court in
tho caso now before that body involving
tho constitutionality of the Le ;al Tender act,
is looked forward to with creat anxiety.
Many of thc most prominent men here express
gi cat doubt as to what the decision will be.
Tbe court has not met iu consultation yot, but
it is expocled to do so during tho "present
week. After a division is had, seve: al weoks
will be consumed in thc preparation of tho
opinions. It is hinted that Justices Chase,
Swayno, MUlor, Davis, and Field will vote to
sustain the ronstiiRtionaltty of tho act, and
that Chief Justice Cliaso will write thc major?
ity opinion. Thia is ono rumor. Tho one
that gains moat ground, h .wovor, is that the
court '"ill docido thc law to be unconstitu?
tional, and that Judge Cbaso will be alono iu
his dissent. Tho effect of snell a decision
would bo universal. Gold wool t bc thc me?
dium of contracts and business, and green?
backs would beqaotod at their value, jun as
tboy aro quoted in California and London ac
the present time.
Tho New York Post says :
There is no reason for such nlarm as
some express. If tho court finds that Con?
gress bas no constitutional power to pass
tho act, then thc aot is void from tho
beginning. Greonbacka atc inti now ami
b ?ve not at any timo boen iu law a legal
tender for tho payment o? d?bts, public or pri?
vate. Any man agreeing to nay dollars is
bound in law to pay coined gold. But contracts
made siti:e the lo?al tender nolos became the
money of account by t'.ic custom ot trade, will
bc held by thc coutts to bc bound by that cus?
tom. Contracts made i-iucc tho publication of
tbs Legal T nd rr ac: as law.aml in viow of that
a:t, will bs bold to rotor to that act and to in?
clude it ; so that the legal tender clause will
control them, notas law, but as part of the
contract. Such a decision, therefore, it made,
will not stop nll business, disturb all accounts,
andI ruin all debtors, as some peoplo imagine.
lt will not even unsettle again contracts which,
made in specie times, havo been settled under
thc L?gal Tender act. But old debts, contract?
ed before 18G1. will no longer be payable in
anything but gold coln. New contracts made
ai'ter ibo decision will bc payable in such
money, as may bc agreed upon by the pat ties.
DoPONT-FOGARTIE.-On the 15th December,
1868, ty Rev. THOMAS SMYTHE, D. D., Dr. W.
DUPONT to Miss SARAH A. Foti ARTIE, daughter
of EDWABB FOOABTIE, E-q., all of this city. No
Q&'TUe Friends and Acquaintances of
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES KERRISON, and of their
daughter, Miss MARY KERRISON, are respectfully
invited to attend the Funeral Services of thc latter,
at Grace Church, To-Morrow Morning (Friday), the
18th instant, at Eleven o'clock. December IT
IS-OFFICE CHARLESTON CITY RAIL?
WAY COMPANY, CORNER BROAD AND EAST
BAY STREETS.-CHAULESTOV, S. C , December 15,
1868-Sealed offers will bc received up to 12
o'clock. M., on Monday, thc 21st Instant, for the
P0RC?ASEOF TUE MANURE from the Company's
Stables, Shepberd-stre:t, for one year from the 1st of
January next. For particulars apply ot the Com
pony's Office, Broad-street.
By order. 8. W. RAMSAY, Secretary.
J8S-3UY YOUR TEA AND COFFEE FROM
KRIETE A CHAPMAN, corner Kine and Radcliffe
streets, and get a better article for the same money
than at any other establishment in the etty.
November 14 3mo2
US" BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM.-ESSAYS
FOR YOUNG MEN on the interesting relation of
Bridegroom to Bride lu the institution ol' .VarrlaBS
a.guidc to matrimonial felicity and true happiness.
Sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes free of charge.
Address HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Box P., Phila?
delphia, Pa. 3mos September 1!2
SS- BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.-THIS
splendid Hair Dye is the beet in the world; the
only true and perfect Dye; harmless, reliable,
Dstantaneous; no disappointment; no ridiculous
tints; remedies tho iii effects of bod dyes; invigo?
rates and leaves the hair soft and beautiful black or
brown. Sold by oil Druggists and Perfumers; and
properly applied at Batchelor's Wig Factory, No
Bond-street. New York. 1 yr January 3
?5* NEW 7.0B.K, JULY 1ST, 18G8.-DEAR
SIR : In your paper of last week, you or one of your
correspondents say that Dr. Drake is not the origin*
ator of the celebrated PLANTATION BITTERS,
and that they were manufactured and sold by ono
Pedro Martelle, an old Spaniard, in the If lan 1 of St.
Thomas, over forty years ago, as every old sea cap?
tain can testify. Now, sir, I cm certify to the above
as being true, for I have followed the sea for over
forty years, most of the time doing business with
the West Indies. These same Bitters, differently
put up and named, were brought to my notice on
my first trip to the Inland of St Croix for a cargo cf J
ram, and for years and years alter my ship's stores
were never without them. I always s applied my
family and many of my neighbors with them, and
can truly say a better Bitters and Tonic is not mode
in all the world. Yours truly,
CATT. HENRY WENTZ.
MAONOLIA WATER.-Superior to the best imported
German Cologne, and sold at half the price.
December 15 tath?3
THE BES C PRESENT YOD CAN MAKE I-i A
good rCC VYING MACHINE, und the best Se wing
Machine that ts made is tho Willcox A Gibbs. This
is proved dally at No. 307 ivu.e-strcot.
D. B. HASELTON,
Agent Willcox A Gibbs Sewing Machine Company.
December 17 12
APPLES i APPLES ! APPLES !
LARGE AND I 'NE WALHALLA APPLES AT
$1 50 per hundred, at
MOFFEfT A WHARTON 'S,
No. 22 East Bay. corner of
December 17 10 Vanderhorst'a Wharf.
ORANGES AND I> K I?I O \ s .
WE ARE RECEIVING BY EVERY STEAMER
from New York and rlorida, POTATOES,
APPLES, ORANGES and LEMONS, which we offer
low. MUFFE IT A WHARTON,
No. 22 East Bay,
Corner of Vanderhoist's Wharf.
December 8 tuthslmo
DICKSON SELECT COTTON
WE WILL FURNISH THE ABOVE PROLIFIC
COTTON SEED in quandties to suit pur?
Upwards of 500 bolls have been made on one stalk
of four feet in height Under proper cultivation, tbe
product from this seed is prodigious. Directions
for cultivation furnished. Specimens 'f thc cotton
on the stalk to be seen at our office.
G 1.0. W. WILLI AMS A C Factors.
Corner Church n I ne B tree ts.
December 12 stuthlO
CHOICE COTTON SEED.
THE SUBSCRIBER, DAVID DICKSON, OF SPAR?
TA, takes this method of informing the cot?
ton planters ot the South that he has nia'le every
arram;enieut for tie sale and shipment of the DICK*
SON SBLBCr COTTON SEIili. He ts in no way
connected with David Dickson, of Oxford, Georgia,
and has carefully selected thia seed himself. The
seed which has been twice selected, is offered at $2
per bushel. The same see I which his be+n care?
fully selected for thc last three years, ls offered at
S5 per bushel or live bushels for $20, delivered ot
the dc.ol. In order to insure a i-at'o dulivery the
following direction-i -ho-lei be complied with: Write
the name oui postofficc pl.inly; send tho money by
mail, taking a certificate from the Postmaster, omi
if the money is lost the se:d will be scat on the re?
ceipt ot' ihe certificate. To prevent frauds on plan?
ters, no a gen ts are employed, aud alt le tu rs must be
directed to DAVID DICKSON,
Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia.
December 15 Imo
IF YOU WANT GIB FITTING DONE,
Go to P. U GUILLEMIN, No. 140 Church-strett.
If you want STEAM FILLING doa*.
Ge to P. L. GUILLBMTN, No. 141 Church-strnet.
It you want PLUMBING done,
Go to P. L. GUILLEMIN', No. 140 Church-street.
If von want TIN' ROOFING and GU iTERi NG don?,
Go to P. L. CtTILLEMIH, No. 140 Church-s truet
DC yea want GA S FIX. UK lid.
OJ l? I'. L. G Ul LL KM IN, No. 140 Chuivh-'-treet.
Where MIU ein ce: GAS f.'H.AN DELI ERS, PEN?
DANTS, Brackets, Hall Lights, Portable Stand-,
Porcelain, Mi"a. Paper and Tin Smd?J, Glas?
G!?b s -in.-l '-hades, Cot?pcr ?nd Iron Pumps, Bath
Tubs. Parlor and Bed-room Grate>:, Kerosene Lamps,
&o . icc. r.t reasonable prices,
rt-.pairing promptly at:ondi-l to.
OM Cas t'ivtures Itebronzed.
DuCLiub'r 10 th?m2nso
BANK BILL'S WANTED.
HIJIIEST HARKET PRICE GIVfcN FOR HILLS
OF IHIC BANK OF THE STATE (old issue;.
Z. B. OAKES,
December 3 No. 4 Broad-street.
UPPER AVARDS GU AUDIIOl'SE, DZ.
CEMBER IC, 1808.- laken up, going ai iarire,
contrary to <ttty Ordinance, a DvftK HLD COW,
wita horus, the points sa-ved off 'Hie owner is re?
queued to call at this post, pay exp ns.-' and take
her away. C. li. SIG WALD,
Deceuibor 10 "> Chief of Police.
OFFICE OF CAPTAIN OF POLICE,
MAIN GUARDHOUSE, Charleston s. C . De?
cember 14,1808.-Recovered by the Detectives, sun?
dry arliele? ct CLOTHING, TABLE AND BED
LINEN, BASKETS AND ttLOCKS. Also, a lot Of
POULTRY. Parties interested are requested to call
at the Detective Office. C. B. ?lGwALD.
December ll G Captain of Police.
THE FAST HAILING BRITISH BAR K
?MONNEQ?ASH, Captain WILLIAM MCB
?BAV, will have quick dispatch lor the above
For freight engagements, apply to
D-ccmber 15 6 ROBER i 1IURE & CO.
TUE FINE BRiTI-H SHIP SCOTS
vWOOD, Captain ROBBBT TEAMAN, having a
?portion of her cargo engage J, will have
?dispatch for the above port.
For Freight engagements, aoply to
December 15 6 ROBERT MURE k CO.
THE FINE Al AMERITAN BARK
EGERIA, H. A. STABBET Master, Living
? two-thirds t%) of her cargo engaged and
?going on board, will have immediate dis?
For balance of Freight, applv to
PATTERSON k STOCK,
December 12_South Adantie Wharf.
THE NEW AND STRICTLY Al AMER?
ICAN Clipper Bark LIZZIE H., H. H. M.
?SPBE?G Commai der, will bc dispatched
.for the above port. This vessel insures
FIRST CL A S 9.
For freight engagements, apply to
STREET BROTHERS k CO.,
December 9 No. li East Bay.
FOR BOSTON-DESPATCH LINE.
THE NEW Al BRIG ROBERT DILLON,
BLATCHFORD Master, having bnUr heavy
?Freight engaged, wtots a t>r" ^audevd bales
?Cotton and light Freight to Oil up, and sai 1
promDtly. WILLIAM ROACH.
CHARLESTON ANBLIVERPOOL STEAM?
mm THE FIRST-CLASS IRON SCREW
NEBS STEAMSHIP CAM ILLA, HZNBT
PEACE Commander, wanta six hun
. drud bales Cotton to complote cargo,
to nuil on 21st December.
For Freight engagements, apply to
ROBERT MURE k CO.
The CAMILLA will be followed by thc ROXANA,
COBDEN" and MARMORA. C December 15
FAST FREIGHT LINE, EVERY FIFTH
DAY, TO AND FROM BALTIMORE, PHILA?
DELPHIA, WASHINGTON CITY, WILMINGTON,
DEL., CINCINNATI, OHIO, 8T. LOUIS. MO.,
AND OTHES NORTHWESTERN CITIES.
-w- THE FAVORITE AND SWIFT
HP** B rew Steamship CARROLL, L.
M. Htmonvs Commander, will sail
for Baltimore on friday, thc lfcth
December, at Eight o'clock A. M., from Pier No. 1,
Union Wharves, making c?ese connections, and de?
livering freight to all pomts in connection
promptly and al low rales.
Insurance on Cotton, Rice, Domestics and Genera!
Merchandise, by the steamships of this hue, Ji per
cent, to or from Baltim re or Philadelphia.
The steamship SEA GULL will lollow on regalar
For Freight or passage, apply to
COURTENAY 4 TRENHOLM.
December 12 sm wibi Union Wharves
NE tV YORK AND CHARLESTON
FOR NEW YORE.
THE SPLENDID SLOE Wt?F?L
STEAMSHIP CHAMPION, LOCK?
WOOD Commander, will leave Adger's
Whorl on Saturday, 19th instant, A
Ten A. M.
jj^-'lhrough Billa of Lading given to Boston and
Providence, R. L
jBjEg-lnsnrarjce can be obtained on these steamer? at
For Freight or Passage, having splendid C-bin
accommoda'ions apply to
a'AMES ADGER k CO.,
Corner Adger'a Wharf and East Bav lUp Statr?i.
The steamer CHARLESTON will follow on Tues?
day, 22d. at - o'clock.
December 17 ihs2
REDUCTION IN FREIGHT.
THROUGH BILLS OF LADING
from New Orleans to Charleston, S.
C., vu Florida Railroad and ALLI?
ANCE LI.NEU. S. Mail Steamships.
And steamers CITY POINT and DICTATOR, will be
Sugar, to Charleston, per bhd.$7 60
Sugar, to Charleston, por barrel.1 SO
Molasses, to Charleston, per barrel.2 50
Bice, to New Orleans, per 100 pounds. -
Other Freights io proportion to thc above.
J. D. AIKEN & CO. Agents.
F. W. PERKINS k CO.. Agents,
No. 26 Carondelet-itreet New Orleans.
A. B. NOYES, Agent,
December 15 Imo Fernandina, Fla.
FOR NEW YORK.
REG ULAR LINE EVER T TH??RSDA T,
PASSAGE REDUCED TO SIS?
THE STEAMSHIP VIRGO,
'CaptainBULBLET, will leave Vander
horst's Wharf, on Friday Morning,
?December 18, at Nine o'clock. ?
December 12 RAVEN EL k 60., Agents.
TRAVELLERS PASSING THROUGH
CHARLESTON EN ROUIE TO FLORIDA, AIKEN
fcjfsan And other places, should not fal
to lay in their supplies of PROVIS .
IONS, CLAREIS, CHAMPAGNES
CORDIALS, BRANDIES, WHIS
KIES, WINES, CANNED MEATS, SOUPS, kc.
Pates of Wild Game and Devilled Ham for Sand?
wiches and Luncheons.
OS-Send for a catalogue.
WM. S. CORWIN k CO.,
No. 275 King-street,
Between Wentworth and Beaufain,
Charleston, S. 0.
Branch of No. OOO Broadway, corner20th street,
New York. October28
ROCKVILLE, ENTERPRISE, AND WAY LAND?
r . ??T"*?!?? THE RI TAMER POCOSES, CAPT.
Jaj^SstaBC W H- GAKNOK, will receive Freight
Tins Day, and leave To-Morrow Morni"g, at Eight
o'clock, and Edisto Scturday Morning, at Eight
For freight or pag9sgc, ipply on biard or to
JNO. H. X Ultiw'.y, Market Wharf.
,6Sr"Th? Steamer leave ega ia Tuseday Morning, at
Nine o'eloek, and Edisto Wedn-sdiy Morning, at
Nine o'clock. 1* December 17
FOR CHE RAW,
GEORGETOWN, AND ALL LoNDIN?S ON ?HE
r. _ ?-TT-THE STEAMliR Pf.ANTER, CAPT.
^'nYlfcaiM? '' N'HUE, is receiving Freight at
Acconiruodattun Wharf, and will leave Saturday
Morning, l?th instant, at Sevcu o'clock. .
For Freight or Passage apply to
December 17 2_JOHN FERGUSON.
THROUGH TICKETS TO FLORIDA.
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAM PACKET
LINE, VIA BE ADI OR f ANL HILTON HEAD,
TUE ATLANTIC AND GULF RAILROAD AND
CONNECTIONS FOR ALL POINTS IN
m rf^ta TDE FINE, FAST STEAMER
.'".-'?&2?S- PILOT BOY.Captain FESN PECK, wll
leavf'fflisrleTton on Monday a-;d Prld nj Morning?, a t
Eight o'clock, lt turning, leaves Savannah os Wed?
nesday ami Saturday Mornings, at half-past li-'ht
For Freight or Passage arplv to
Dcormborl5 Areoaim? dation Wharf.
FOU PALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FKBNAKDINA AND JACKSON
vu. i E.
THE F?J??T-CASS STE* U EB
?'?'r&??Fs?2? DICTATOR, Cap'.-.in CHAS. WILLET
wDTs?n Iron Charl estos eve?1; Tuesday Eeeaing,it
EiKht o'e!^ ck, tor the above points
Hie ftrst-cUun ?to6imr CITY l >' T, Captain WM.
T AU'N RLTT. will i ail from Ch rliston every Friday
Evening. *t Bight o'eloek, lor above points.
Connrcbng with the t>utrul Railroad at ^a.aanah
for Mobile and No > Orleans, and wi.a ?ac Florida
K'dlroad at Fernas dina for Cedar at whici
point si sawers connect arith New OrU-aus, Mobile,
Pen saco a. Key Vi'oet und H vana.
Through Mil s La<i?a ? given for Freight to Mobile,
Pensacola ?nd New Orluuis.
Hetti steamers connecting wah II. s. Hart's steam?
ers Odawaha and Griffin j'-r Silver Spi ir.gs and Lake*,
Griffin, Eustis, Harris wid Durham.
All fMg'-t o yat le on the wini !.
Good? not removed at sum:;.: will bs .itere J -~: ri-V
and ?spense ot owi ers.
t or Freight or Passage eopagemei r. apply to
J. D. AIKEN CO., Agents,
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