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THE DAILY NEWS.
Would I Knew!
Flays a child in a garden fair.
Where the demigods are walking;
Flaying unsuspected there
As a bird within the air,
Littens to their wondrous talking:
"Would I knew-would I knew
What it is they say and do!"
Stands a youth at the city gate,
Sees the knights go forth together,
Parleying, superb, sedate,
Pair by pair in princely stato,
Lancfrand shield and haughty feather:
"Would I knew-would I knew
What it is they cay and do !"
Bends a man with tremblirg knees
By a guli of cloudy border;
Deal he hears no vice lrom these
Winged shades he dimly sees,
Pubing by m solemn order:
"Would 1 knew-oh, would 1 knew
What it ls they say and do!"
PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL.
COUNCIL CHAMBEE, December 16, 1868.
Present_The Major, and Aldermen Potter,
Lindstrom, Dereef, Wall, Cade, Olney, Hon?
our, Whilden, Marshall, Voigt, Howard,
Moore. . " ,
The minutes of the last meeting were read
The following matters were disposed of m
regular order : ... ^ , ,
gundry applications for licenses. Referred
to Committee on Licenses.
Petition of the Washington Fire EDgine
Company praying for a loan. Referred to Spe- j
dal Committee on Fire Department. \
Petition of tax-payers and residents of Beau
fain-street, praying that the pavements in said
street be repaired. Referred to the Committee
1 Returns of City Sheriff of all unsatisfied ex?
ecutions of 1866, 7 and 8; also tax executions
from 1S59 to 1861 Referred to the Committee
of Ways and Means and City Treasurer.
Rel tun of Harbormaster for December,
1868, showing $480 96-100 paid into the Treas?
iheMavor read a copy of a notice sent to
the contractors of the shell road work, and
stated that he had made arrangements for the
early completion of the road at the expanse of
the contractors. Received as information.
By Alderman Moore :
The Committee on Vacant Offices and Coun?
cil Journal bf g leave to report that the follow?
ing officeB have become vacant this day, viz :
Clerk of Council; Harbormaster; Physician
Orphan House; City Registrar; City Treasurer;
six Physicians for Health Department; two
'City Apothecaries; City Inspector; Flour In
spev'.or;. six Measurers of Wood and Timber,
Ac.; two Onagers of Liquors; two Inspectors
of Naval Stores; Coroner; Superintendent Pub?
lic Cemetery; five Port Wardens; two Chimney
Contractors; Keeper of Tidal Drains.
The Committee recommend that the Clerk
be instructed to give notice that Council will
proceed, at its next regular meeting, to an
-election for the same.
H. JUDGE MOORE.
Adopted. R. E. DEREEF.
A question having arisen as te the office of |
City Assessor, the report was so amended that
it be left to the Mayor and the. committee to
determine as to the vacancy of the office above
By Alderman Moore :
To the City Council :
? GENTLEMEN-The Committee on Vacant
Offices and Council Journal beg leave to report,
upon the examination ot the journals of Coun?
cil, that they find them neatly written up to
date. H. JUDGE MOORE.
R. E. DECEEF.
Received as information.
By Alderman Olney :
The Committee on Accounts beg leave to re?
port upon the examination of sundry bilis;
they find them correct, and recommend that
they be passed for payment, viz :
Bundry bills.$515 43
Sundry bills.$218 01
'Sundry bills.$57 00
Sundry bills.$90 70
Sundry bills....$36 75
. Total.$916 89
H. B. OLNEY.
Adopted. WILLIAM G. WHILDEN.
By Alderman Whilden:
The Committee on Lighting the City beg
leave to report upon the examination of sun?
dry bills of the Gas Light Company, amounting
to $2,446 09-190; they find them correct, and
. xeccommend that they be passed for pavment.
WILLIAM G. wHILDEN.
Adopted. A. S. MARSHALL.
The Mayor then called the attention of Coun?
cil to the necessity of making some arrange?
ments to respond to the writ ot mandamus
which had been served on them.
The City Attorney stated that he had pre?
pared the necessary returns to the alternative
writ, and that it was necessary to admit the
allegation or to deny it on next Saturday. The
return was ready to be signed by the Alder?
man. It was then read by the City Attorney,
ind, on potion, signed by the Mayor and Al?
Alderman Olney offered the following reeo
lution, which was adopted:
BesoioetL That the City Attorney, Hon. W.
P. Porter, be requested to represent the Mayor
and Acting Board of Aldermen, in the case
pendiig in Columbia, Saturday, 19th instant:
that he be authorized to employ additional
counsel, with the approval of the Mayor.
The Mayor then proceeded to read his anno-)
al report : 1
Gentlemen of the Board of Aldermen-Situat?
ed tia we are, the Acting Board of Aldermen of j
this city about entering upon another year of
its existence, it is 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 through circumstances
beyond onr control, not knowing bow 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
stops ni will result in thelasting welfare and
permanent prosperity of our city. Therefore,
let us proceed in our work, determined to act
faithfully, promptly and efficiently.
Following that line of action, I propose,
as succinctly and clearly as possible, to ex?
press to you my views of the present condition
of the city and the several different depart?
ments of its Municipal government, and what
changes are absolutely needed and required in
order to speedily secure the end desired.
This city, altoough containing, it is estimated,
40,000 to 45 OOO inhabitants, and covering a
territory two miles in length by less thar ->ne
mile in breadth, is, in comparison with a large
number of other cities in the United States,
but a small place. It nevertheless has the para?
phernalia of a city government ou a scale
equal in surroundings and expense to ot! er
cities of from three ta six times its size. This
needs attention, remodelling and eocnomizing.
The charter of the city and the ordinances
under which we are operating having beeu
made and enacted as far back as 1783, and a
large portion of the ordinances having particu?
lar and special reference to tho institution of
slavery, it is my opiniou that it should be re?
newed and they be changed so as tobe more
applicable to the great change that has result?
ed from the late war.
THE Ctn FINANCES.
That a community suffers iu individual re?
putation by the failure of the town or city hold?
ing the same to pay its obligations, cannot be
questioned. How much is suffered when such
town or city fails to pay even the interest on
its obligations, we can only conjecture. That this
city presents a case in point 'tis useless to men?
tion-how it reached that position 't:s perhaps
equally useless to inquire into. To fina means
of escape from such position is more pertinent.
I hold that material prosperity cannot and will
not come to this city and the inhabitants there?
of unless provisions are made so that the in?
terest on its obligations shall be promptly met
and the obligations themselves provided for as
The aocumulating interest on the city debt
from and after January 1st next, should be re?
gularly paid. It can be done, and I trust you
will deteroaino that it shall be done.
If this is accomplished, the dawn of pros?
perity will be perceptive, and Charleston will
be advancing with proud steps to her proper
place among the cities of America.
To enable you to realize how much the
city's finances have improved within the past
year, I present the following facts:
The estimate of wants for this year, as made
up one year ago, called for $860,000. For the
coming year all to be asked for is $710,000 or
$150,000 leas than last. With that arnon
will be enabled to do as follows, viz:
lat. To pay the running current expen
the city government, as it will in all prol
ty2d. To pav $50 000, money borrowed
last June, to"finish the.year's business.
3d. To pav the accumulatinR interest o
city debe from and after January 1st, 1869:
also, to have an amount sufficient to como
and complete sundry substantial contemr
improvements, thereby Riving employme:
the deserving and usdustrious poor ol
ASSESSORS ANS ASSESSMENT.
We require a change in our system of a
sors and assessing property. We want ?
thing more modern than that now in vi
We want something, to speak plainly,
For instance, we should have a Boaid c
8e6sors, tc cons'st of three, to hold their
for three years, to bo elected, one each ye
the City Council. And then there should t
sistunt Assessors, one from each Ward, t
elected annually by the voters ot each X
whoso duty should bo to furnish thc asse
all necessary information relative to pei
and property taxable in theirrespective W
It should be the duty of the assessors
year, on the first of January, or as soon tl
after as practical, to canvass the city thoro
ly, going from house to house, aud "assiste
tho Assistant Assessor, to assess the inl
tants of the city.
The city and"the times are calling loudl;
a new assessment, and I think it impoi
that the personal property Buould also b
sessed preparatory to its bearing another
its proportion ot the city's expense.
What is desired is a thorough and equil
system of taxation that will not bear he:
on the few, but will ?racefElly unloose
purse strings of the many.
TAXATION ANS #AXABL? PROPERTY.
Direct taxation at best is onerous and
testeful, and should be levied as equit
upon all property and interests as poss
Every person and corporation drawing oi
tainiog au income from a community sin
pa>' its equitable proportion to support
government of that samo community. Ci
table and religious societies are and have b
from time immemorial, exempt from tax?t
There are, however, quite a number of pi
or tracts of property in this city, amountin;
value in the aggregate to three hundred tl
sand dollars or, three hundred and ?ftv tl
sand dollars, now free from taxation. Foi
stance: Tho South Carolina Biilroad Co; p
tion, whose terminus was origmaliy afc L
street, and whoso charter, as originally obt
ed from the State, exempts its property fi
taxation until such time as it may pay ceri
dividends, ?aa purchased from "time to t
one pieco of property after another, until i
its tracks cross seven of our streets, and on
the best portions of the city, lying betw
Line and Hudson, and Sleeting and E
streets, is, for income and beauty, of as mi
benefit to the city as tbe so-called Burnt I
trict. And quite recently this company
purchased a large dwelling houBe and lot at
southeast corner of King ajid Ann strei
which, up to the time of purchase, yielded
the city three hundred and twenty dollars
And again, there are houses on the Gli
lands valued at $50,000 or upwards, from wh
the churches obtain rents, but pay no taxes
All this may bo in accordance wfth la'
^nevertheless lia none tho less money, a
some legislation should be had that will seoi
to the city the same proportion of taxes fri
this mentioned property as from any other.
It is quite important that all such wrongs
errors as these should be corrected.
THE HOSPITALS ANS HEALTH SEPABTUENT
.demand moie than a passing remark. It is s
generally known theso two divisions of o
Municipal government are operated togetfa
under one head.
We have two hospitals-one in Mazyck-strei
for the colored people, accommodating abo
one hundred and twenty patients, and one
tbe Tucker House, near the Hampstead Ma
for the white people, accommodating abo
sixty patients. These institutions aro genera
ly full the year round, and costing the city
the neighborhood of $15,000 per annum.
It will be noticed that two separate corps
servants, stewards and physicians aro renden
necessary, the two hospitals being located i
far apart. Tho expense of this depart mei
can be materially decreased by bringing tl
two together, and is advisable. The WOJ
House building, adjoining the Mazyck-stre
Hospital, is not u icu, and could at a small ou
lay, bs made an excellent hospital building,
ask the special attoutiou of Council to this sui
jeot, deeming it very important that immedia
steps bo taken to consolidate theso two hosp
To the Health Department proper is due, i
in my judgment, to a great degree, the unii
terrupted good health of the city during th
past season. It was really remarkable, an
THE HOUSE OF COBBECTION OB WORKHOUSE.
Under the present system of using thos
confined there to laber upou the Tidal Draini
this institution is not kept os full of boardei
as formerly. Five months ago we had froi
forty to fifty inmates constantly. As soon a
these were put to labor they began to lessen i
number, until now we are averaging but froi
ten to twenty.
THE ALUS HOUSE.
This is ono of tho principal sources of cs
pense to the city : the system of its manage
ment is thoroughly wrong, and the tendency i
to encourage people in idleness and depenc]
Our Alms House provides for about 90 insid
and from 1600 to 18'JO outside, at an oxpenso o
some $40,000 per annum. It may seem harsh
and may be called cruel, by those partaking o
tho city's bounty-but my belief and opinion i
that a great change is seriously demanded ii
I do believe tbat when a party becomes e<
impoverished and poor in friends or mone;
and the means of subsistence as to requir
public charity, they should go to the insutu
tion prepared for that purpose; and whei
there, some employment should be found am
furnished, such as they may be able to do, si
'that a portion at least of their expense to th
city may be refunded. In fact this institutioi
sh?rJd be made, as near as caa lie, self-sus
We have very good market buildings; an<
the system on which they are conducted is fa
removed from great censuro, but still then
are points m which large improvements cai
I would suggest to the Commissioners ?
change in tbe internal arrantrement of (hi
Lower Market-something that would do awa;
with that gauntlet of butchers through whici
all visiting it in the morning aro obliged to rut
through. Stalls would obviate this. Then tin
vegetable pens should be changed to stalls
And a system of cleanliness should be adoptee
that would secure a bettor and mo. e inviting
showing of meats and vegetables.
A proper stylo of stalls, besides economizing
room, would do away with all the confuaioi
and disorder observable every morning aud
I remark, passingly, tbat I am in favor of th?
"free market system." Let any one sell meat!
or vegetables, the same as other merchandise,
at any fixed location they may select.
This departmentof the city governmenl
requires an entire change in its organization
to render it as effective, efficient and economi?
cal, as it should be. The expense of this force
was last year $120,000. That this was enor?
mous and unnecessary, I will cite but tve
illustrations, although every city North of thu
presents one. Louisville, Ky., with 230,001
inhabitants, and 240 miles of streets, paid las!
year but $90,000 for its police force. .New Bed?
ford, Mass., about the same size with this city
similarly located, being a seaport, paid less?
an d than $25,000. Our.preeent system was adopt
ed under the "old regime," which having,
with ita necessities, passod away, il is my ad?
vice, that on grounds of economy, if tor nc
other, we should adapt to ourselves an organ
zation moro in keeping with oui' means and
STREETS ANS SIDEWALKS.
?.During tho past five months a large amount
of repairs have been, at a comparatively small
expense, put upon the streets, and now both
they and the sidewalks of thc city are in
quite a good and passable condition. The im?
provements in this respect is very apparent
I wish to speak at this timo of the tempora?
ry mannor m which all repairs and works on
the streets have been for I know not how
long back conducted.
It would be ultimately loss expensive for
this city to build brick trunks or drama, in
place of wooden ones, to place brick or stone
curbing to its sidewalks in-toad of wooden
ones; tue immediate exponse would be groater,
but "once done always done," is the cheapest
While recognizing all the many advantages
to the publio -derived from this comfortablo
and pleasant means of transportation, I can?
not forbear expressing regret that so few
restrictions and req-urements were imposed
j upon this company previous to the granting
' of its charter and the laying down of its rails
la some cities one of the conditions
which the right of way in its streets is gr
to a horse railroad company, is that it
keep the streets through which it runs ii
feet order and repair. Some arrange
similar to that should be yet made wit!
road, else such taxation should be levied
it as will enable the city to do the repairs i
THE SHELL HOAD
Has occasioned, through ill-advised pla
largo outlay to tue city. It is, however, r
finished, and when completed, and the pi
ty along its line comos under city taxatio
il will in another year, tho advant?ges
inception and completion will be mar
The satisfaction afforded the numerous
ers on the neck aud beyond tho limits c
city, and also to the fanciers of good.
flesh, and to all desirous ot at least one
drive out of the city, is, to a largo degrco,
pleasing to all who see in iinproveinei
THE PLANE GOAD
Around the depots, giving a good contiu
drive from tho Battery up to tho "Six
House," is finished. The pleasant and arr,
countenances of our one thousand draym
our best answer of its worth and benefits,
also a good argument, ii any is needct
moro improvements of tho same kind in i
LIGHTING THE STEEETS.
Th j city ie payiugnearly, if not quito, 52
per annum for lighting, in a very poor mai
its streets, which I bavo no hesitation iu
ing is an exorbitantly extravagant exp<
Tho streets of this city"can be equally as
lighted by other moans than now employe
an expense of $10,000 less.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
is in excellent condition, and deserves c
mendation asa very efficiont organization ;
it is much larger and, consequently, n
moro cxpensivo to the city than it ehonk
I do not mean to say that too much is
any one company, but that there are too n
companies, and, also, that thc compa
attached to the different steamers aro eompi
of too many members.
By the employment of part ies confined in
Home of Correction, the annual expens
keeling these drains in proper order has c
reduced from $10,000 to $2500. During
past four months, somo twenty sand pitH li
been built, which so far appears to opei
most admirably, saving to the city a lo
amount of labor and money.
A ETESIAN WELL.
The expento of op3roting and caring fori
well has been advantageously stopped to
city. It has been leased, and there is sc
prospect that it will be completed, and that
income will accrue to tho city.
THE ORPHAN HOUSE.
Of this expensive but excellently intcntioi
institution it may bs unpopular to speak pk
ly and openly, but I feel it my duty to do
Tho objects of this institution-to care r
provide for thc orphans or the children of p
and destitute parents-to educate and fit the
male and female, to onter upon and to bat
with life's trials, cannot be too highly co
mended. But from information, throu
various sources, I am led io tho following c<
elusions: That the rules of admission are
loose, and that many children are admit?
whose parents can aud should take care
them-that the education given them pertai
more to au independent than a dependont ch
-that they aro educated more for the par
and tho stage than tho house and the appre
tice shop-that they are taught to bo wait
upon instead of to wait upon themselves. Wi
studies they should be taught to labor. T
intent should ba to teach them to be good ai
industrious, rather than young ladies and ge
tlemen-something within and not above tin
The cost of sustuiuing this institution tl
past vear was W?.C.C, exclusivo of the intere
on the cost of tis buildings and ground
The average expense of each orphan was qui
threo dollars per week.
A portion of this community, besides bea
ing their equal proportion of taxation to sui
port tl.is costly establishment, sustain, su]
poi t and educate through their own privai
energies and resources over one hundred dost
titute children at an expense of one half <
what it is costing the city for the same nun
ber. This exoonse, if not borne by then
would, under tho presont system, fall upon th
city. I refer t o the Catholics-to the "Sistoi
of Mercy"-who have these children in cliargi
Now, it does scorn to me wo should bo "jus
before wo ?ire gonerous." In justice lo our
selves a strong and successful effort should b
made by all concerned to economize extensive
ly in this institution, and in justice to th:
mentioned most worthy and excellent portio
of this community, some amount should b
donated by tho city, so as to repay or assis
said parties in the great relief, in the care o
poor children, that they have and arc affbrdin
to this city.
This office cost the city, directly and indi
reedy, during the last past year, unnecessari
ly, not less than $20,000. Under some circum
stances, with prosperity and a full city purse
with large permanent improvements going on
it might be advisable to bo encumbered with :
GOOD city engineer; bat situated as we aro
struggling against adversity, any yearly salar;
expended in that way is just BO mu?htoomucii
in my opinion, for a luxury of that kind.
THE CITY BUILDINGS
Are gonerally in good co- dition; a few repain
might not be out of placo. The City Hal
needs a thorough painting inside and outside:
still it will answer for another year as it is.
? THE SALARIES
Of the city officials deserve some chango
Somo can be lowered and some ought to b<
raised. I am a firm boliever that the laboroi
is worthy of his hire.
The printing of the city is a necessity, but ?
large percentage of that expenso can bo Ba vee
by confimug ourselves by contract to one
POLICE OR MAYOR'S COURT.
This is a relic of old times-and not in ac?
cordance with modoru ideas. Tho duties ot
Eresiding in this Court should bo borne, not
y the Mayor, but by a Judge-by the Recorder
for instance, who now, although drawing un?
der Stato laws, and for life, a sal? ry of twe
tnousand dollars, has, to my knowledge, no
, duties that give to the city any value received.
Some chango hero would not bo out of place.
FIRE LOAN ACT.
I would respectfully call your attention lo an
ordiuttucc ratified 28th day of August, 186-, to
aid in rebuilding tho burnt district and waste
places of the eily. This ordinance, Uko many
others on our books, is inoperative. I would,
therefore, recommend that it h .- so amended as
to allow tho erection of wooden buildiugs in all
that portion of the burnt district west of King
The object of tho ordinance is to aid in re?
building such places as above stated. How
can this bo attained when two important
features in tho bill frustrates the whole plan ?
Unless these obstacles aro removed we need
not expect to see any good arising out of it.
lt has failed to accomplish that for which it
was iutended. Knowing this to be tlie real
fact, lot us proceed to correct the evil without
delay. The objectionable features in tho bill
are these : In section 2, clauso 1, wo find ''that
no loan shall be made for the erection of any
wooden biilding," and in clauso 7, "no loan
shall be made upon any lots upon which there
is a wooden building." In conclusion, I would
inform you that up to this time, a lapse of over
two yoars, but four loans have been made.
This fact shows that the ordinance is defective.
Allow parties to erect wooden buildings with
slate or metallic roofs, and soon our vacant lots
will bo covered, and money from taxes will flow
into our treasury.
I am iu favor of cutting a canal across the
Neck, from the Ashley to the Cooper Rivers.
The following results would be attained : Tho
Neck would bo drained, rendering it perfectly
healthy. By having the canal of sufficient
breadth, boats aud rafts could pass from liver
to river, saving much valuable timo and ex?
pense, and would bo a great aid to commerce
and thc shipping interest. A large number of
the poor people would be furnished with em?
ployment, and thc cost to tho city would be
trivial; every lead of earth excavated would be
worth for filling purposes about the streets and
tho low grounds of the city every dollar it
The pond between Beaufain and Broad
streets should be improved and made a beauti?
ful spot. The expense of this would bo proba?
bly not more than $2000 or $3000.
The city institutions, "HotiBe of Correction,"
or "Work" House," "Alms House," "Hospitals
and Orphan House," ahculd be mado as near
self-sustaining as possible, and I will present
a plan to accomplish this to a certain extent.
The city should erect on "Potters' Field" a
farm of thirty-five acres, owned by the city, a
eu ?table building for its Alms House, selling
the property now used for that purpose, and
also another building for a "House of Refor?
mation" for tho numerous young vagrants
about our streets, and, with the help of the in?
mates of these institutions, should raise vege?
tables and garden produce sufficient for all the
1 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 the 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 bo rogolarly
and properly cleaned by city laborers and
suitable carts, and the offal taken to this same
Potters' Field to bc worked into manure by the
same hogs, for sale to tho farmers on the ?ecle
or elsewhere. The extent to which thia self
sustaining process can bo carried is scarcely
thought of aud still loss realized in this com?
I havo endeavored to present the leading to?
pics of interest pertaining to the manage?
ment of the city government clearly to your
view, and, with a few paining remarks,"will
leave thom in your hands.
This city is far from being bank-upt and
ruined. We havo a climate equal to any in
thc United States for salubrity and pleasant?
ness tho year round. Our harbor is not ex?
celled by 'any in the Southern States. Wc
Lave a larcc back country, extending by thc
Memphis and Charleston Railroad to the Miss
sippi River, and as soon as the Blue Ridge
Railroad is completed by direct communica?
tion with Ohio. We have a population equal
to any for labor of all kinda; all it requires is
thc education and direction. And now, with
all ihese advantages ot nature and art, it is for
the individual interest of every one residing
herc to "accept the situation as it is;" to give
to every man, of whatover race or nationality,
tho right band of fellowship and his full polit?
ical rights under this tree government of laws.
And not lo wait for Northern or other capital
to como and rebuild our lallen fortunes, but
to go to work, and as soon as tho others seo us
helping ourselves wc shall not want for their
aid and assistance.
GEORGE W. CLARK, Mavor.
City Hall, Charleston, December 1?, 1868.
Alderman Potter moved that tho report bo
received as information and published.
Alderman Olney offered the following :
JResotoed, That theJJommittee on Streets be
requested to inquire into tho probable cost and
expense of laying a cobble stone or plank road
in King-3treet, between Hudson and Shepherd
streets, and to confer with the President and
Directors of tho City Railway Company as to
what proportion of exponse that corporation
would bcir, tboy having the use of a lurgo por?
tion of that thoroughfare, and report at tho
next regular meeting of Council. Adopted.
By Alderman Moore :
liesdvfd, That Council proceed at the next
regalar meeting to elect .nc Boards of Com?
missioners of thc various city institutions.
By Alderman Moore :
JResotoed, That tho Committee on Contracts
be authorized to advertise for estimates to do
tho city printing, and to report at tho next
meeting the result ot thc same. Adopted.
Alderman Olney gave notice of a bill to raise
supplies for the year 1869, and for other pur?
poses. Tho notice was considered as a first
readine; of the bill.
Alderman Olney also gave notice of a bill to
provide for the liquidation of interest on the
city debt, accruing January 1st, 1869. lt was
considered as the first reading.
Alderman Voigt gave notive of a bill to alter
and amend nu ordinanco "To aid in Rebuilding
the Burnt Districts and Waste Piucos of the
City of Charleston," ratifiod 28th ol' August,
I860, and asked that the notice bc considered
as tho first reading ot the bill. Granted.
Alderman Voigt offered thc following:
Jtesoloed, That tho City Council petition the
Legislature to amend the acts of 1838 and 1861,
in relation to the erection of woodon buildings,
ind. that it lay over for consideration at tbt.
Granted. Adjourned. W. H. SMITH,
Clerk of Council.
SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE.
First Day's Proceedings.
frrtOM oun OWN OOBBESPONDENT.J
ABBEVILLE COUBTBOCSE, December 16.-Con?
ference was opened at nino o'clock this mora?
ng, with teligious services by Bishop Wigb>
nan, in tho chair. Fifty-ni JO members an?
swered to the call of named. About twenty
ivo moro c&me io before tho session of the
lay closed. Noi. more than fifteen Joy dele
rates aro yot present.
Rov. F. M. Kennedy was elected Secretary,
ind, athis request. Reva. 0. A. Darby, Samuel
Lander and W. C. Power were elected assistant
A committee, consisting of the presiding oi?
lers, was appointed to nominate special com?
mittees for the session, so as to incorporate
bc lay element.
A communication was read from Revs. Dr.
summers and A. H. Redford, in reference to
.he insufficiency of the subscription for the
reneral minutes to warrant their publication,
md requesting its increase.
The Bar of the Conference was fixed. On
notion, it was determined tbat regular ses
iions should meot at 9 A. M., aud adjourn at
Half-past 1 P. M,
Tho Committee on Committees reported the
Allowina nominations, which were adopted:
On Books and I'eriodicais-Rovs. A. J. Cau
ihen, T. G. Herbert; from the la i tv, V. A. Dib?
ble and Dr. W. H. Austin.
O.i Memoirs-Revs. Dr. W. Smith, S. Leard,
H. M. Mo:d and A. J. Stafford; laity, J. F.
Suv th and A. A. Gilbert.
On the Bible Cause-Revs. J. A. Porter, T.
Ravsor and J. S. Irvine; laity; Revs. J. E. Irbv
ind Ll. Wright.
On the Publication of Minutes-Revs. J. S.
Conner, and from the laity, Revs. L. B. Varn
md J. F. Carraway.
Some vacancies having occurred in the
Standing Committee on Education, it was fill?
ed, and made to consist of the following :
Clergy, A. M. Shipp, LL.D., D. D., W. A.
?amowell, C. Betts, and T. G. Herbort; lay?
men, A. A. Gilbert, Dr. W. H. Austin, and
Rev. L. B. Vain.
Rev. Mr. Lindsay, pastor of tho Long Cane
Presbyterian Church, waa introduced to the
A communication from Rev. A. H. Redford,
agent ot tho Publishing House at Nashville,
was received, read and referred to the Com?
mittee on Bocks and Periodicals. The debts
of the establishment have been reduced to
little moro than $49 OOO, they having been re?
duced $18,000 tho past ye ir.
Rev, Dr. Mcf ernn, of tLe Tonnosseo Con?
ference, was iutivducod, and made encourag?
ing statements in reference to tho Publishing
Houso from personal observation. The doctor
looks as il timo aud war had been handling
him roughly since we saw him at tho Confer?
ence held-in Charleston in Docamuer, 1859.
A commuuication was received from tho
Rov. Mr. Stevens, of tho Protestant Episcopal
Church in Charleston, enclosing the ordina?
tion parchments of the late Bishop Capers, of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which
had fallon into his hands. They were ordered
to bo filod with thc archives of the Conference
at Wofford Collogo, and thc eesretary instruct?
ed to communicate tho thanks of this body to
The examination of character was then taken
up. Tho elders o? the Charleston, Bamberg,
Marion and Columbia Districts wero passed m
review. When the name of Rev. F. A. Mood
was called, a letter from him to his brethren ol
tho Conferenco was ?ead, regretting tho sepa?
ration from them, and explaining the cruse of
his removal, as horetoforo substantially pub?
lished in THE NEWS. Tho letter was ordered
to bo entered upou the journal of the day, and
the secretary instructed to reply in suitable
terms to his communication.
Rov. W. G. Conner was granted a transfer to
tho Texas Conference, lie having been called
to tho presidency of Chapel Hill Femalo Col?
A transfer was also granted to Rev. Coliu
Murchison, he having boen rece:,.ly stationed
iu advance as a member of the Illinois Confer?
ence at Louistowii, in that State, by Bishop
Reva. E. J. Pennington, R. B. Tarrant,
Thomas Mitchell, Charles Betts and Abner
Erwin, wcro continued on the supernumerary
list. Rev. Alexander VV. Walker was placed on
tho suporannulalcd list.
A. A. Giibort being called upon, made
some encouraging statements in reference to
the probable return of tho lrecdmen to the
church, as indicated by certain movements in
A communication was received from Rev. A.
R. Bconick. wlio withdrew irom this Confer?
ence and joined tho llolston Conference of tho
Nofthern Mothodist Episcopal Church in 18G5.
He states that ho severed his connection with
this body honi erroneous views-that he after?
wards saw his mistake; that he is exceed?
ingly dissatisfied, aud repents of thc course
pursued by him; that that church reauires him
to subscribe to doctrines which, it true, are
far-fetched, and asks for remstalmcnt as a
member of thc body, and then a location, so
that he may have a year to disentangle himself
beloro re-entering the itinerancy. Some con?
versation in reference to the law in tho case
called forth from Dr. McFerriu a thrilling
sketch of the state of thins? in East Tennessee
just after the sui render. Fewmen there would
dare suppose the Methodist Church, South,
would ever bo allowed to breathe again. Thank
God, our preachera and members are return
i Dg. Mr. Bennick waa reinstated, and a loca?
tion granted him. He is now principal of the
Franklin Institute, Bheatown, Tennessee.
After tbe usual notices to committees,
Conference was adjourned, with the benedic?
tion, to nine o'clock to-morrow morning.
TLTINGS IN BARNWELL.
Bamberg and its People-Tbe Planting
Interest - Kc vi val of Trade-Personal
and Political Items.
[FBOM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. J
BAMBERG, S. C., December 18.-Tho past and
probable futuro of this village and surrounding
country afford good ground for encouragement.
Bambers before tho war shipped moro cotton
than any other place on the Augusta, branch
of the South Carolina Railroad, and I believe
it still maintains its supremacy in that respect,
having shipped last year over four thousand
bales, besides other country produce, and up
to this time this year about three thousand
bales of cotton. Although a', the time of'tlie
visit of General Sherman to this region many
houses wero burned and others torn down
whilo all that was movable was.carried off and
plantations laid wasto, yet the village and sur?
rounding country begin to louie up. Good
prices arc paid here for colton ai d all other
country produce; there seems to be no scarcity
of provisions; all who used thc proper means
havo made onongh bread, and some havo to
spare; bue, as to hogs, there is a great deficien?
cy. There is also a great want of capital and
controllable labor. There arc large fields grown
up in broom sedge, for tho want of capital
and labor to cullivato thom. If wo could
command these, this section would soon be?
come ono of the most productivo in the State.
Mauy new buildlnga havo been put up herc,
and busiuois 13 becoming active and profit?
able. I believe that this place, for its size and
number of inhabitants, is not excelled by any
other in thc State in the amount of its trade.
Wo have two physicians and two lawyers, and
ono magistrate. The municipal elec.'ion OH
the 10th of last month resulted in tho election
of Captain G. Y. Patrick, Intendant; Messrs.
Dr. L. A. Wright, Dr. J. F. Baggot, J. W.
Browning, and J, A. J. Rice, Wardens. All
these gentlomen aro Democrats. At t ie county
election before the last the Radical party was
triumphant by a very largo majority, but at
tho last election all tho boxes on tho line of
railroad from Edisto to Aiken had a consider?
able Democratic majority. PROGRESS.
BALTIMORE-Per steamship Carroll-G42 bales Up?
land Cotton, ist tierces Rice, SS Dales Domestics,
220pkgaFnrt. kc, 18 hhls and bales Hides, 41
bales Bags, 50.000 feet Lumb-r, 25 pkga sun?
dries and 25 bbls Rosin.
WILMINGTON (DEL), AND PHILADELPHIA-Per
sehr Mary D Ireland-142 tens Cones and 150
tone Old trou.
Charleston Cotton and Bice Market.
OFFICE OP THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, I
CHARLESTON. Friday Evening, Dec. 18, 'G8. |
COTTON-A moderate inquiry prevailed during the
day, prices showing no alteration from tho previous
rates. Sales about 0001 ales, viz: 9 at 20; 7 at 21%;
Hat 22; 13 at 22 %; 37 at 22?; 51 at 22 %; 83 at 22%;
15? at 23; 31 at 23%; 63 at 23%; 1 at 23%; 1 at 24, and
2 at 24%. We quote :
Ordinary to good ordinary.21 @22%
Low middling.23 @
Strict middling.21 (gi?
llie following ore tho quotations of the two leading
NEW YO OE CLASSIFICATION:
RICE.-Tho market for this grain has somewhat
quieted, and prices, in some transactions, hod an
easier tendency. Sales about 150 tierces of clean
Carolina, say ll tierces at 7% cents; 109 at 7%. and
25 tierces at 8 cents $ lb. We quote common to fair
clean Carolina at 7(3)7%: good at 7%@8 cents $ lb.
Markets by Xclcgrapti.
LONDON. December 18-N o o n .-Coasols 92%;
LIVERPOOL, Decimb?r 18-Noon.-Cotton quiet;
eales 10,000 bales; sales of tho week 57,000; exports
8000; speculation 2030; stock 354 000; American
Two P. M.-Cotton steady; stock afloat 205,000, of
which 110,000 are American. Naval stores heavy.
Yarns and fabrics at Manchester qaieL
Evening.-Carton easier, but not quotably lower.
FAE is, December 18.-Bullion decreased 11,000,
000 francs. Bourse dull. Rente i 70f 32c
HAVRE, December la.-Ccttoa dull-on tho spot
FRANKFORT, December 18.-Bond i dull at 78%.
NEW Tons, Doecmber 18-Noon.-Stocks active
and ?teady. Money active at 7. Lxi.-hunge9%. Oold
34%. *C2's 18%. Cotton steady-middling uplands
Evening.-Cotton elosed dall and a shade lowar.
Sales 2900 balos, at 23:2*%. Flour Arm, but 10c
lswer. Wheat very dull. Corn rather moro active;
Southern white SI al OG; yellow $1 03. Pori irregu?
lar at S2C 87%a27 75. Lard elo3cd heavy ; kettle 17%
al7%. Whiskey, Western, $1 02il 03. Groceries
quiet. Turpentine 45a4'%. Rosin unchinged.
Freights firm. Cotton, by steam, %a7-10. Gore rn
menU closed weak; 'Cl's 10%. Money stringent on
call at 7. Gold 35%. Sterling dull at 9%.
CINCINNATI, December 18.-Corn Armor- 75c
asked. Whiskey Arm at $1. Mess pork advanced
to $23 50; a largo sale of country at S28, to arrive.
Lard 18. Bu'k meats in demind; shoulders ll;
clear eidoj 14%al5%.
ST. Louis, Dccem'icr 18.-Whiskey 91a93. Pre?
visions buoyant. Bacon shoulden 13%; clear tide!
WILMINGTON, December 13.-Turpentine weak at
42c. Rosin active at SI 7015 53. Tutpeutiuc SI Olia
2 90. Tar $2 05. Col ton 23%a23%c.
AUGUSTA, Docombir 18-Cotton quiet; sales 533
bales; receipts 775 halos; middling *2%c Sales ol
thc week 3133 bales; receipts 3331 halos.
SAVANNAH, December 18.-Cotton in good demand
and advanced; middling 23%o; sales 1318 bales,
MOBILE, Decembor 18.-Cotton in good demand,
and Arm at 2Jc; sales 2000 bale?; receipts 1100 hales;
ox ports 4555 bales. Receipts of the week 87s2 bales;
exports-to Orcit Britain 9030, other loreign ports
1G37, coastwise 1153 bolos; sales 7551) bales; stock
NEW ORLEANS, December 18.-Cotton caster
midd.ings 23*23%; sales 6500 bales; receipts 4360;
?aksel the week 36,800; receipts- gro-s 31.G31; net
80.4G4; exports to Great Britain 2S60; Continental
13,930; oa^twise 2353; stook 131,310. Gold 36%.
Sterling 47%. Sugar a?tlvc-common 9%a9%;
prime 1*1%; yellow clarified 13al3%. Molasses stea?
dy and unchanged.
WILMINGTON. December 17.-SPIRITS TURPEN?
TINE-Aovanced %c on yesterday's prices. Sales of
243 casks at 42c.
ROSIN-? toady. Sales of 2000 bbls at 51 CO fir
strained, SI (?5al 70 for No 2.
CRUDE 'I?HPEMINE-Sale j of 224 bbls at $2 90 lor
soft, and $1 90 for hard.
TAR-32 bbls were sold at $2, and 218 bbls sold for
COTTON-Sales of mixed lota middling and low
Consignees per so nt n carolina llailroatl
91G bales Cotton, 40 halos DorueaUcj. so boxes Ba?
con. 29 cask; Bacon. 15 tiers s Lard. 1739 bushels
Oraiu, 13 cam Wood. 3 care Lumber and 3 cars Stock,
'lo Riilroid Agent, G W Wi hams & Co, L D Doaus
Kiire, Brodie ti Co, Tu mst m ft Halmes, Kendall j:
Dockery, Kirkpatrick 1 Witte, Mautoue k Co, Cald?
well ft S0:i, G H Irlgraham k son. Pelzor. Rodgers k
t o. W li Williams, W W .iniitb, Dowling k Co. Heeder
k Davis, G ll Walter k Co, Mowry A' Co, Frost k Ad
ger, A B Muiiigau, Claiborn, Herring ft Co, Courte?
nay k TreuiiOliu, J Adger k Co, H Bischoff k Co, B
O'Neill, ii Cubia ft Co, U A i'rcnhokn k Son, Tidc
man k Co, and T J Kerr k Co.
Consignees per i\or:hcastcrn Itallroad
83 bales Upland and 9 bales Sea Island Cotton,
68 bbls Naval stores, Mdse, fte. To Frost k Adger,
strauss ft Vance W K Ryan. Mowry k Co.MDrm-ker,
G H Walte ec Co, Shackclford k Kelly, Havcuel k Co,
L Wacker, Ci il Iugranam k SOB, G K Pntchett. Ma
zy. ktt k S-iltors, J M?rslia 1, Jr, Andrews ft Salvo, T
L Webb, R H Harney, J Washington, S D Stouey, A
Ford, Railroad Agent, and Order.
Per steamship Virgo, for New York-W W Reeves
and lady. Mi-s Reeves, J Evans, G Ryan, J W Ihlen?
feld!, t ?vans, Mrs tlerschman ?nd daughter.
Per steamship Charleston, from New York-Miss
Higbam, Mrs Bighorn acd two childrcu, Miss F L
Cook, J K Heath, J Baroey, Mr Englisn, RCY Thos
Sewell, Mi^s M J Porcher, Miss E Wilkerson, Mrs
Geni Fry, Mrs Slaigbt, Miss L Pratt, Miss tiurrish,
C H W'iiliomsou, J Craig, Z F Baker and wife, B H
Berry, B F Condlct, Rev Ur Hiebe, M Driscoll, Mrs
Coleman, A Morrie, and others in the steerage.
Per steamer Fannie, from savannah via Blanton,
Hilton Head and Beaufort-D H Wood, S Marks, T J
Meade, O H Woulbrough. A A Stoddard, C E Gifford,
Mrs Gifford and 2 children, R Reardon, W B Judd.
Gen Gile. J H Durkee, Miss Spriggs, W B Barden. H
D H Oppenheim, Miss Stuart, Mrs Dall, I Schafer
and lady, H LP McCormick, and 28 on deck.
Per steamer Emiho, from GeorgPtcwn, S C
J Montgomery, W G hicbardson, W Durham and
wile, Miss Durham, Miss Julia Casey, G P Edwards,
Major E W Hazzard, B Huger Ward and Servant.
PHASES OF THE MOOS.
Last Quarter, 6tb, 8 hours, 25.mmutes, evening.
New Mom, 13th, 8 hours, 25 minutes, evening.
First Quarter, 21s. lt hour. 20 inmates, eves mg.
Full Moon, 20th, 8 hours, 39 minutes, morning.
nisES. I sris
6..50 I 4..5<
C..57 I 4..54
G..58 j 4..St
C..58 j 4..55
(?..59 j 4..65
7.. 0 I 4..5C
5..4S I 8.. 2
7..2? J 9..20
8..22 . lu..10
9..10 i 13..40
H.. 3 morn.
Fort of Charleston. December 19
Steamship Charleston, Berry, New York-lett l?th
inst. Mds-i. 'lo .1 Adorer & Co. :.l k A Ashton,
Adams, Damon .v- Co, >' M Easton & Co, J D Aiken k
Co, E hates k Co, A Bischoff, Bollmann Bro ?, I'M
Bristol], W M Bird k Co, W H i lufce k Co, Claclus
k Witto, John Commins, Cimeron, Barkley & Co, C
D Carr k Cc, Courtenay, K F Chappeau, FC Schroder,
E H Moiling, W Mcele, E Scott. W Sully, H Cobia k
Co, Campbell, Knoxi Co, JCampseni: Co, T M Ca?
ter, F Dauer, Ii Daly, P Darcy, M Drake, Dowie k
Moise, Edgerton k Eichardp, Furcligott & Brothers,
Forsyth, McCoinu k Co, D F Fleming k Co, J S Fair?
ly k Co, A G Goodwin, Agcut, Goodrich, Wincman k
LO, C Graveley. J Grooves. W sheppard, W <j Trott,
J 'thomson k Co, Wageu.-r k Monsecs, G H Gruber,
JP Horoacb, Dart k Co, F Horsey, J H Holmes, E
Henry. N A Hunt, I Hyman k Co, JenorJs k Co, C H
Johnson. Einsm n Bro, F Krcsso.l, Kiin<k, Wicken
benr k Co Lauroy k Alexander, J G Milnor ?: t?o,
McLoy k Rico, J P Marshall, Mantoue & Co, W L
Webb, Walker, Evans k CogsweU, Welch k Brandes,
S H Wilson. Moffa t k Wharton, J B McElhoso, K
Martin, B O'Neill, D O'Neill k Son,Nieman k Borger,
North, Steele k Wardo'l, Pe!zer, Rodgers & Co, W P
Raveuel. C C Righter, J Glover, J lt Reed k Co, J
Russell, Wm Roach, Southern Express Co, G W Stet?
tens 4 Co, Strauss k Vance, Stol], Webb it Co, J M
Shackelford, K B .stoddard k Co, D H bilcox, Weruer
k Ducker, W J Tates, Cran*, Boylston k Co, Mar?
shall k Burge, S C Railroad Agpnt, and others.
t'chr 1 1 bomas, Sabiston, Combahee. 26?0basb
els Lough Rice. To vV c Br.i k Co, and Pinokney
Sloop Fox, Foth, from Santcc. 781 bushels Rough
Rice and Seed Cotton. To W C Bee ? Co.
Boats fro ai James Island. 4 bags Sea Island Cot?
ton. To Fraser k Dill.
Boat irom John's Island. 5 bags Sea Island Cot?
ton. To Gaillard k Min nt.
Steamer Fannie, Vaden, Savannah, via Bluff ton.
Hiltou H>>ad and Beaufort. 104 bags Sealsland and
1 balo Upland Cotton, 325sacks Cotton Seed and Sun?
dries. To J Fergu'on. W M Lawton, W B Williams,
PInckney Bros, Wardlaw k Carew, Wm Gurney, Prof |
Hollies, Hopkins, McPherson k Co, IL Klarte k Co,
A Johnson, Roper k StoLcy, W H Hairison, P Eze?
kiel, southern Express Co, Ravenel k CJ, J Colcock,
J M Jones and Order.
Steamer Emili.-, Davi?, Georgetown, S C. 112
tierces Rice, 5 bales Cotton and Sundries. To Shack
elford k Kelly, A E Gibson, J H Dawson. H D Mis?
call)-, J F O'NeUl k son, Risley & Creighton, W C
Courtney k Co, 1 burston it Holmes.Prof F ? Holmes,
G W Wihiams k Co, W W ?nackebord, Terry k No?
hn, H A Middleton, J R Pringle, ? N Thurston and
Steamship Carroll, fludgins, Baltimore-Courtenay
Sehr Mary D Ireland, Ireland, Wilmington, Del, and
Philadelphia-H F Bak<?r k Co.
Steamship Virgo, Bulkley, New York.
Steamship Carroll, Hudgini, baltimore.
Brig Lva N Juhnson, Johnson, Providence, R I.
Prom this Port.
Steamship Key West, Rudolf, Norfolk. Dec 10.
Cleared for this Port.
Sehr Jane Etuson, Van Cleaf, at New York, Dec 15.
Thc steamship Key West, Rudolf, which sailed
from this port on Sunday last, arrived at N .rfofk on
the 10th inst, with her machinery disabled.
LIST Oh' VJl^SKLS
KP, CLEARED AND SAILED FOR THIS POh\
Tho Agra, Fuluiore, sailed.Oct 29
British ship Gorilla, Jones, a-.ilcd.Oct 28
The Kamma Funder, Krogh, sailed.Nov G
Ship Richard the Third, Woo J, sailed.Nov 8
Sehr Muscongus, Groves, salted.Nov ll
ANT WE ap.
Ship Grahams Policy, Burgess, sailed.'.Nov 15
Tbe Jane, Carson, sailed.Oct 21
The Harkaway, Horton, sailed.Oct 21
Ihe Em'gh.'dfs, Horstcndahl. sailed.Nov 19
Spanish hark Olimpia, s^ihd....Nov 26
POUT LAND, ME.
Sehr Granger, Gooding, cleared.Dec 4
Sehr Nollie F Burgess, McKeen. cleared.Dec 13
hchr Charles E Raymond,-, up.Bec ll
Sehr Abbie Pitman, Lambord, cleared.Bec 1U
Sc Ur H N Squhes, Chase, cleared.Dec 14
Sehr A G Ireland, Townsend, up.Dec 14
Sehr Anna E Glover, Terry, up.Dec 8
Sehr Jonas Smitn, Nichols, up.Dec lt)
Br bark G W Putnam, Richerts, cleared.Nov 27
Ship Amelia, Bethune, cleared.Bsc 14
Sehr Myrovcr. Brown, e.'ca-c.i.Dec 14
Sehr Arctic, Ognen, cleared.Dec 15
Sehr Jane Ems rn, Van Cleaf, cleared.Dec 10
Steamship Prometheus, Tray, up.Dec 10
SchNAlbertThomas, Rogers, up.Dec ll
Sehr Union Flag. Mullouy, cleared.Dec 9
Steamship Alliance, Hilson, o lear ed.Dec 14
Sehr Mary Riley, Riley, cleared.Dec ll
Steamship Sea Gull, Dutto.i. sailed.Dec 15
TilK?STATft". Oh' ftUGTfl CAROLINA.
To thc Managers of Elections
for the. C'-until of Beaufort:
WHERES, MR. GEORGE A. BENNETT, WHO.
at th-.: Gonei.ll Election lipid in April, 1308, was
chosen a member ot thc Sonso ot Ronrcscutativett
for the I-lection Disirlct of Beaufort Couuty, to serve
for two years, has since said election re-igued; and,
whereas, t'.ie Coustituti n of thc State of South Caro?
lina direcls that in such a casu a Writ ol' Election
shall bc issued I y tho Speaker of tho House of Rep?
resentatives lor thc purpose ot filling the vacancy
thus occasioned, tor thc ro.i-ainder of the term lor
which the member so resigned was elected to serve :
Now, therefore, you and each ot you arc hereby
required, alter due advertisement, and with strict re?
gard to all tho provisions of thc Constitution and
laws of thc said State, touching your duty in such
case, to hold au election for a Member of tho House
of Rcpres-eut-itivcs. for the Election District aforesaid,
to serve tor thc r. maindcr of the term for which the
said GEOL?E A. DENNE IT was elected ; the Polls
to bc opened at thc various places of K lection in thc
said District, on .Monday, the fourth day of January,
1869, by thc various sol i of Managers for those
placts respectively ; said Managers to count the
votes publicly immediately alter the final closing of
thc polls at t;"ie Products where the votes have neen
taken - make out a certificate of the result, to bc
signed: by the Manage rs. ora majority of 'hem, and
taken to the Court House of Beaufort Couuty, or
place now fixed bylaw for emoting thc votes, on
IMnes 'ay, V'.o sixth day of J luuary, 180'J, by ono
or moro ol sail) Managers ; and the Managers, ora
majority of them, who may assemble, shall proceed
to examine tba aforesaid statement, and declare the
re-uli of tho Election.
This Writ, together with your return of the Elec?
tion to bc held under it, hive before the House of
Representatives at ils next meeting af. er thc Electiou.
Witne>s tho Honorable FRANKLIN J MOSES, Jr.,
Esquire. Speaker of the House of R?presen
tatives. at Columbia, this twelth day of Decem?
ber, in the >ear of our Lord ooo thousand
eight hundred and sixty-eight
FRANKLIN J. MCSEi, Ja..
Speaker of the House ot Representatives.
A. O. JONES, Clerk of the House o:' Representa
Dccom ber 14__20
yyiLLis ? ciiisoL.il,
FACTORS, COMMISSION MERCHANTS
WILL ATTEND TO THE PURCHASE, SALE AND
SHIPMENT (to Foreign and Domestic Ports) ol
COTTON, RICE, LUMBER AND NAVAL STORES
ATLANTIC WHARF, Charleston, S. C.
E.WILLIS.A. B. CHISOLM.
Prags, PcmiraLs, (Cir.
[T3 POWERFUL CURATIVE ASSOCUT?S
PREPAJlED CNDEE A NEWLY DISCOVERED PBOCESl
FOTI EXTRACTING THE CURATIVE PROPERTIES
IT.OM TrGETADLi! SUESTAM-EJ, EN?
TERS INTO T;:F. COMPOSITION OF
DB. fl A D W A Y'S
RESOL V S X 1
A NEW PRINCIPLE DISCO'. E3E??.
One Bottle of Resolvent is Better TJian
Ten Large Bottles of elie Advertised
Sarsaparillas, or Direct Diuretic Itcm
PHYSICIANS wonder at trio extraorlinary power o:
RADWAY'S RENOVATING RESOLVENT in curing
the worst lornas of Scrofulous Syphiloid, Chronic
Skin Ciscases, and Its ma~vclous power in resolving
calculous concretions, affording immediate relief anil
consequent cure of Diseases or the Kidney, Dian der.
Liver, Lungs, Pancreas, Spleen. Its rapid influence
in the cure of Diabetes, Incontinence cr scanty, tur?
bid, albuminous, cloudy urine; its almost in-taut ef?
ficacy in stopping itching and painful discharge o?
urine, and its singular power in curing discharges
from the Uterus and Uretbra, L-ucorrhcca, Bloody
Dnnc, and otber unhealthy and weakening dis?
charges;-and inquire wherein the SARaiPARIL
LI AN' used ia th j Renovahng Resolvent differs troni
ordinary Sarsaparillas ! Soraiparilifan is the only
principle in Sarsaparilla mat possesses curative
properties; all other ports of the root are inert and
useless. Ono ounce of tho extract obtained under
Dr. Rodway's new process tor extracting the curativo
properties from vegetable substances, centaine more
of the true principle of cure than twentypounds of
the ordinary roots.
SARSAPARILLHN is only one of the ingredients
that forms this truly wonderful medicine; and it is
tho only compensating remedy that communicates
its purifying, cleansing and reinvigorating proper?
ties through the BLOOD, SWEAT. URINE, and
otber secretions, securing a harmonious functional
action of every depraved organ and gland lu the sys?
tem. If the blood is corrupt, the Resolvent will
make it pure. If tue Lunes are ulcerated and sore,
secreting thick phlegm and prureleut matter, the
Resolvent will loosen this deposit and repair the
wasting lung with souLd and healthy material, if
tho Skin i3 covered with pimples, spots, pustutee,
sores, ulcers, Atc., the Resolvent will quickly removs
these annoyances. If mercury is deposited in the
bones and hos accumulated in the system, the Re?
?oivent will drive it out If the Tbroat or Bronchial
Glands are ulcerated, tho Resolvent will cure these
signs of au carly waste. Direct rem?di?e, possess?
ing only exclusivo properties, aro hurtful, ss they
increase the functional secretions of on - organ by
suspending the constituent secretions of others;
hence, a compensating remedy like thc Resolvent is
thc only means of a permanent cure.
BEAR IN MIND THAT EVE KY DROP OF BLOOD
Impregnated with the Resolvent and absorbed to
supply the waste of the body, will make pure, sound
and healthy flesh and ?l>r?. The first dose that is
taken commences its work of purification and in*
creasing the appetite andjlesh.
A REMARKABLE CUP. El
Sores on tuc Tongue, Ulcers in tin
Throat, Sore Gams. Sore ."?louth,
Sores in thc Nose, around
the Eyr5, ???c.,
If recently exhihitPd, a few bottles wUl cure. If
chronic, or through the effects of Meroury, Potas?
sium, Corrosive snb.imate, from six to one dozen
bottles may be required to make a permincut cure.
B. R. R.
A GREAT SENSATION!-A GOOD SENSA?
PAIN V?REB IN AX INSTANT!
In 1817 thc great grand principle of stopping tho
most excruciating pain iu on instant, without em?
ploying such dangerous agents as Chloroform,
Opium, Morphine, Aconr'xe, Ether, kc, was first
made known in
RADWAY'S READY RELIEF.
This remedy accomplished this wonderful and de*
lir.htful desideratum in all cases of external and in?
ternal pain. In an instant it afforded relief, the
moment it was applied to the parts ot the body
wbere inflammation or pain existed-it at once re?
lieved the patient of the most violent and excruciat?
ing pangs and throbs of pain, and Imparted the de?
lightful sensation of ease and comfort.
Every kino ol pain, whether Rheunattsm, Neu?
ralgia, Toothache, Paves in the Chest, Side, Lung*,
Stomach. Bowels, Kidneys, Spine, Leg?, Arms, Feet,
one anfMica?on was Butllcieut to kill and extern inate
laken internally, twenty drops tc a teaspoonful
would cure, and will cure, Asiatic Cholera, Fever
and Ague, Chills and Fever, Billons celie, Inflam?
mation of thc Dowels, Cramps, r-pasrus, Diarrhoea,
Dysentery, and every pain that m JV ei:st in the in
Bide ot noan, woman or child: thia was RADWAY'S
READY RELIEF of 1817, and it is RAD WAY'S RE?
LIEF, greatly improved, in 18C8.
Wethen started it in ita mis: ion of relieving the
iutiim, pam-stneken. sick, digressed and crippled
ot ail nations throuehout thc world, and now to-day
it is u*ed, patronized and revered as a household
necessity, ii the palaces of Sultans, Emperors,
Kaiu.os, Kings, High Priests, Nobles, as well as in
thc cottages of the laboring daises of every nation
m the face cf the earth.
CONGESTION OF TBE LUNGS CURED IN
THIRTY MINUTES !
Important to Know how to Usc "Bad
way's Krady Belief" in Acute
and I'an gc rous Attacks!
HY OWN CASE.
On Saturday night, the 10th, 1 was violently seized
with Congestion of the Lungs. For a few days pre?
vious I felt a dull pain over my lett lung, with
occasional coughs, but being fictively engaged, paid
no attention to it. When seized, the pain was sc
piercing, cuttiu? and excrucia?ng, that every breath
drawn was like a red hot knite canins my lung. Be?
ing absent li om home, 1 sent out for three betUes or
RAILWAY'S BELIEF, applied the entire lot to my
luuu>', l?aek. shoulders, ?c., aad la a lew moment;-,
got up couuter-ir.itaUon. Respirations were easy,
and, as thu skin became reddened, all pain ceased,
lu holt au hour I was Cree from pain, and all signs
of Congestion, Inflammation, Ac, gone. This ts an
important cure. It is well that every one should
know bow to usc this remedy in severe attacks. The
same rule holds good in coses of InfLinmauon of
the Loins, Bowels, Kidneys and Stomach. Apply
the RELIiF freely; Eoik the skin with it It wi?l
instantly secure the withdrawal of th? inflammation
to the suriace. and persons now suffering may, in
THIRTY MINUTES, be free from pain.
In cases where inflammation has existed for a
length of tame, in addition to the RELIEF, take sir.
ot RADWAY'd PILLS. Powder them. In half on
hour, in most cosss, they will operate. If not, re?
peat the dose. In one or two hours at the furthest
they will operate, and the patient soou get well. In
Bilious, Typhoid, Fever and Ague, this treatment is
sure to cure. Let it be tried.
JOHN BADWAY, M. D.
B3~ Dr. RADWAY'8 REMEDIES are sold by Drug?
gists and Storekeepers everywhere. Get the New
Style, with India Rubber Cork.
HOWIE ?ti .MOISE,
No. ICO Meeting-street, corner Hasel.
Charleston, 3. C.
November 20 &5