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SIX DOLLARS PER ANNUM
VOLUME VII.-NUMBER 1046
NEWS PROX WASHINGTON.
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WASHINGTON, Anglist 2.-The public debt
stat em eat abo wa a coin balance of sixty s x
millions; coin certificates thirty-six and-a-ha f
millions; currency balance twenty-three mil?
lions; sinking fund twelve milit?os; bonds par
chased htteen millions.
The Mississippi editors of the Canton Mail,
? Taroo Banner Union Democrat and Grenada
Sent mei have visited Dent with assurances of
A delegation from Norfolk, Va., beaded by
the member of Congress from that district, ia
at the Navy Department urging the removal of
Conservati vee from the Nary Tard.
- Th) Commissioner of Agriculture bas ad?
vice? of the appearance of caterpillars on the
.ea island plantation?.
Among Clapp's apprentices in the govern?
ment printing office are two colored persons.
Three spurious legal tender notes were taken
tl the United States Treasury yesterday.
^There ia no safety in receiving greenback $10
. not?e. This does not apply to National Bank
FROM NSW ORLEANS.
tans OK ras-SCH OOHES ams.
Nsw ORLEANS, An groat 2.-The ship Pauline
David, from Liverpool, took fire near this place
this morning. Vessels went to her assistance
and pumped water into her. The ahip is
slightly, the cargo considerably damaged,
chiefly by water.
The Mexican bark Non Inter vento has
brought here the captain and crew of the
schooner Zervea S terrell. -They were picked
np in a loo g" boat twenty-three miles off South?
west Pass. The captain reports that on the '
SH ot Joly, while in latitude 28, longitude 86,
tod on the way from Trididad to Tobasco, the
schooner sprung aleak, and sunk shortly
THE WAM IN CUBA.
.j HAVANA, July 31.-OQ Wednesday five thou?
sand negro insurgents, attacked Puerto Prin?
cipe and rained the city. Four hundrad Span?
ish troops attacked them, and after a severe
. struggle the insurgents re tir ed in good order,
having captured sad destroyed provisions val?
ued ?t fifty thousand dollars. The Spaniards
kat eleven killed, and the insurgente left
thirty-four wounded ip the town. A patriot
detachment, while destroying the fortified
plantations, defeated the Spaniards nuder
Colonel Camard, wounding him and compell?
ing a retreat. The negro raid on Puerto Prin?
cipe enabled many Cubana to escape from the
Spaniards. Captured correspondence haa led
to further confiscation. More troops are de?
manded for the interior, where the insurgent*
are increasing m numbers and activity.
DOH GABLOS HEITRES OUT OT SPAT?.
PABIS, August 2.-The Evening Moniteur
has information thai Don Ca?oa bas re-enter?
ed France, and General Prim is about to leave
Madrid on a trip to Vichy for his health. This
statement of the Moniteur is generally cred
' i ted, ?nd is regarded as a "proof that the Car
list movement is ended.
MADBTO, August L-The Carlist forces in La
' Mancha besame disorganised, and have disap?
peared from tho province. The party in Leon
is hemmed in by troops wi h no chance of
A floating bath-house at Valencia suddenly
.ask to-day, and many persons within the
s true ture werecarried down and drowned.
..-.-. si rn m i., t:
MT ARKS PROM THE WIRES.
The recent rains have caused ran in the cot?
ton about Augusta.
The Coban Junto at New York have advices
that Jordan- bad captured General LsTorre,
after routing his forces.
The leader of s gang ol horse thieves, which
killed the sheriff, was bahs; st Pekin, Illinois,
yesterday- 10 the final straggle the auder
amt several of the lynchers, one fatally.
THE OCUMEEI?JJL COUNCIL.
Proposition to Unite Che Greek ?nd
5 as* ., m
It ia currently reported in Catholic circles,
?sys the New York Son, that s proposition is to
be made before the coining O:umeoicsl coun?
cil to unite the Greek and Catholic Churches,
on the ground that they are one in doctrine,
and that their disciplinary d fineness can be
reconciled by means of mutual concessions.
It is well known among theologians that the
principal obstacles to ?the union of these'
churches were in relation to the filioque in the
creed or the procession of the Holy Spirit from
tbe first and second Persons of the Blessed
Trinity and to the tapremaoy of the Pope; bat
in all else, the two churches are one in doc?
trine ?ad usages*, A QtrdioM #11 publish the
distinctive peculiarities of the Greek Church'
before the ConnciL Should this union be
* effected, Catholicity will suddenly ?receive an
accession ot sixty misions of converts.
TEE OCEAN BANK BOBBERY.
The Borgia.ra negotiating for the Re?
tara of their Plunder.
Ntorly all the valuable securities stolen from
the Ocean Bank in the recent daring and skil?
ful raid upon that institution have been re?
covered by the bank in one way or another, and
still the adroit operators remain at large wa t ch?
ing their opportunity to repeat the operation
in some other quarter.
Among the securities taken by the burglars
and not yet recovered are $50,000 in bonds of
tbs Portage Lake and Lake Superior Shi p Canal
Companv. These bonds are secured by a lien
upon 300,000 acree of ohoice mineral lands on
the upper peninsula of Michigan, and are in all
respects a first -class security, a fact which the
enterprising burglars seomjolly to appreciate.
.A short time ago the pr?sidant of the bank,
Mr. D. R. Martin, received a communication
from the pr?sent holders of these bonds,
transmitted m a mysterious manner, asking
what would be given for the return of the
bonds. The president returned an answer that
he would give $2000 for. them. To this be ba s
received S reply, couched in the moat business
hke termeT in which the burglars or their
ruts express their surprise at the estimate
bank puts upon these particular securities.
The writer says the discount proposed is al?
together too great tor bands so amply secured
?a are these, and gives the assurance that,
while the holders are willing to treat liberally
with the bank officials, they are not prepared
to submit to the great sacrifice proposed. Tbis
communication ts altogether one of the coolest
gieoes of impudence one nuets with in a lde
-A Mrs. Caroline Hamlin, of Twenty-sixth
street, New York, was severely burned on
ThBSday night by the explosion of a kerosene
lamp which she was lighting. Her husband
and a child were also burned, bnt not badly.
Hrs, Hamlin, it is feared, ia fatally injured.
FROM TBE STATE CAPITAL.
The Chinese- Agricultural Pair-A, Tar.
dr Treasurer-Peaches- Floods in Tex
as-Insurance JLaws-Union League
[FEOM OCR OWN COBBE8P0KDENT.]
COLUMBIA, August 2.-While oar people are
making diligent inquines concerning the get
ting ot Chinese law, tbe West is going more
immediately to work at it. A gentleman just
from the Bed River reg?n informs me that he
is one of a society who already have an agent
with fonds gone to engage Chinese laborers
for their farms. The question of the expe?
diency of importing this labor, he represents,
bas been settled in the minds of those south?
wester planters for some months.
THE AGRICULTURAL F ALB.
The fair grounds have been selected, and an
architect and designer is busy getting np a
plan of the building neceasary. Mean while tho
clerk of the city conseil is advertising for pro?
posals, although these cannot be matured
until the plan has been fully determined on.
THE STATE TREAS CR V.
While Messrs. Eimpton, Scott <fc Co., through
the services of Attorney-General Chamberlain,
keep the Mew York Times lively with accounts
of the prosperous condition of our State finan?
ces, there seems to be some sluggishness felt
here in Columbia io the subordinate details of
the firm. A gentleman resident in New York
City, who owns taxable property in this city,
sent to a friend here some State bonds, with the
interest on which (doe on tbe first of July) he
wished his taxes to be paid. Tbe friend pre?
set ted tbe bonds promptly at the office ot
Treasurer Parker on the first of July. The
treasurer did not pay tbe interest, bot explain?
ed that the only difficulty in the matter waa
that the books were not ready, but that tbey
would be ready by the 15th of Joly. On the
17th the friend called again at the treasurer's
office, and again met s refusal. The clerk,
however, explained that the books were not yet
written ap, and appointed the first of August
as the time when all things would be ready.
Bat tn this case there is a special hardship,
for on the first ot August the tax-books are
co jed, and delinquents are mulcted twenty-five
percent, opon their tax?s. Accordingly, this
gentleman in New York is subjected, by this de?
lay of tbe treasurer, to an addition of twenty
five per cent, upon his taxes. Does any one
who sees daily the crowds of retainers and un?
derlings of all kinds that feed about tboso offi?
cial quarters for a moment imagine that-the
treasurer is unible to command an adequate
corps of clerks? Hardly. Another gentleman,
spending the season at Flat Bock, came down
to Coin-jbia to get. this interest duo on State
bonds, it being his means of subsistence, and
after incurring the expenses of travel and stay
for some days, had to go back unpaid, because
the treasurer's books were not yet written ap.
It ia evident that Kimpton-"the yoong min
of much* ability and promise," who operates so
handsomely in New Yoi k-is mach needed
here in Columbia again. "The rock of the
national resources'' needs smiting by bia
hand-*at least a tap or two-j oaf now.
lt is rumor, d that this Treasurer Parker
was aa expert financier in Massachusetts, be?
fore he came "down S JU tb." May be thia en?
ervating climate is chargab:e with this hebe?
tude aod want of promptness in this self-sacri?
ficing pub:ic servant, who bas como so far
away from "hum" for the sole purpose of
serving "our dear Carolina."
A gentleman from the Piedmont region of
our State-Auder ?bn Coa o ty-informs ma that
they have no peaches this year. This utter
destruction of peaches extends southward as
far down as nearly to Greenwood. It is the
same, probably, in the entire Piedmont belt of
country running through Anderson, Pickens,
Oo mee, Greenville ands corner of Spar tan
burg counties. Apples are first-rate in the
Private letters from the ? flood regions of
Texas, in the southeastern section, represent
the destrootion of Ailerons, fences sod houses
as utter along several of the rivers for about
three miles on both aides. This is true of the
Guadalupe, San Marcos, Ban Antonio and the
tribararies of the Nueces; while the Colorado
and Brazos, both large streams, have had
high-water marks that the earliest pioneers
never knew reached before. Along most of
the streams Arel mentioned there is not a
stalk of corn left in any of the bottom lands;
and these bottoms extend from one to three
miles on the western sides of the streams. The
eastern sides are less level, and present cliffs
ai some points.
A letter from Some of our emigrants to Cali?
fornia frivee the curious fact that the great
body of the people there seem to be only resi?
dent there, and look forward to some future
day when they will return home.
The establishment of an agency of the Pied?
mont LiTe Insurance Com.?any in Columbia,
mentioned last week, will increase the num?
ber of insurance agencies in the State, and
every agent has ta pay oat of the rands of ? tbe
company he represents tbe sum of five dollars
every year to the comptroller-general "for bis
own use." The'office of comptroller-general is
held by J. L. Neagle, a prominent leader of
the Republican party ands graduate of Da?
The Union League .meeta every fortnight at
this slack season. ?. CORSAIR.
How they Built np their Business
Squelching the small Pry.
The New York correspondent of the Boston
Gazette writes of the Harpers :
Their invariable rule has been this : Those
foreign authors that we reprint nob xiv else
shall reprint; if any one does, we will kill their
edition by selling ours below cost. So reso?
lutely have they followed this plan that every
publisher who bas crossed their path has had
cause to repent his temerity, and others who
would have been glad to throw down the gaunt?
let to Ibem, have wisely let "I dare not wait
opon I would." The policy pursued by the
Harpers has seemed harsh, bot probably under
any other plan, with their long and Y a lu able
list of English authors, every unfledged pub?
lisher would bave a pickiog in tbeir pre?
serves. A history of the different warfares
in which they have b2en engaged would re?
veal not a few interesting facts in literary
Their large capital has for mary years en?
abled them to be indiffjrent whether special
issues were profitable or not, and they would
unhesitatingly throw away large sums, if ne?
cessary, to kill oil a rival's book. Toe most
interesting and lively of all tbeir contests wa?
that with Winchester some twenty years ago.
Winchester WSB ruined in the end, but for a
long time he made a plucky fight. Tb is was
in the height of our cheap novel mania, wben
bulwer, James, Mrs. Gray, Miss Picker?
ing, and other popular novelists were
turning off fiction by steam. Every
steamer brought over a batch of English
novels, and som times in less than thirty
hours, both the Harpers and Winchester would
have editions in the market-the one that was
two hours ahead getting tb.3 oream of the
sale. Newsboys m those times used to dash
through the streets with a new novel just as
they did during the war with a war "extra,"
and people bought the books in almost as
high an excitement. Tbe moment a copy of a
new novel by Bul .ver or James was received,
it was hurried into the composing room, the
doors locked, and not a soul allowed to leave
the premises until tbe book was printed and
ieady for the dealers. Those were spicy times
in the book-world.
Tnelr Cpa and Downs In the City of New
The Journal of Commerce, dwelling- OD the
fact that during the post thir;y-five ^eara no
less than fiftj.five daily papen have been
started in the City of New York, lived for a
short time, and then died for nant of adequate
support, after having sunk millions of dollars,
moralizes in thia instructive vein:
The reasons why not more than one ont
ot (Say) fifty duly newspapers succeed are
not generally understood. If they were, in?
stances would be fewer of the sinking of for?
tunes in the unavailing attempt to found a
daily-a waste of money aa literal and com
plete as if the owner had burned it in his par?
lor grate. '
Tho first ?Ddgreit98t difficulties is the want
of sufficient means. Upon this point, which
has been freq nen tly elucidated,, we will barely
touch. To run a first-class daily (and only
Buch Stauda the least chance of surviving in
the atrasrele tor existence) costs not far from
$1000 a day, even with a moderate circulation.
This rate of expenditure takes frightful daily
bites out ot the capital, and, uoteBS the pro?
jector has the purse of a Stewart, Astor or
Vanderbilt, he cannot stand the inroad upon
his funds for many months or ireekeTor days.
Among professional newspaper men in thia
city, the c sh ia hand required to giv_- a fit st?
ell?? newspaper a chance ol' iife, is estimated
at from a half to three-quarters of a million.
Its failure, without auch a sum at its back
-which it ia prepared to invest boldly
and sagaciously-is certain. Its success
after all the money has been spent in the
wisest and most judicious manner, is still
hi ?rhiy problematical. Uniese all the circum?
stances favor the undertaking-if there ia a
weakness or want of tact developed at any
stage of it-no amount of money can put a
now d.iilv paper in profitable operation in this
city. The failing newspapers are usually
brought up with around turn before many tens
of thousands have been sunk. The backers
become alarmed-and back out. If the new
concern is a stock company, the subscribers lo
shares pay but one or two bf the assessments,
and then forfeit what they have invested rather
than lose more. Only iu a few cases are men
so lucky-or perhaps we abo ..ld say BO foolish
-is to go on wasting a real half million, be?
fore abandoning their ill-advised newspaper
scheme. Discouragement and disgust com?
monly supervene by the time that $50,000 or
i $100,000 have vanished in the yawning gulf,
j Tbe editor then goes on to show that the
newspaper business diff?ra from moat others
I in the fact that when unoe fairly established it
can bo indefinitely extended, with no risk and
but little extra trouble, and adds :
A newspaper with machinery for printing
20.000. 30,000 or 50 000 copies can throw off
100,000 or 150 000 with but a few horns more
work. The newspapers now existing cad sup?
pl v the widest demands for their issues.
They represent every variety ol public opinion
and interest; no p rson has the least difficulty
D obtaining a newspaper that meets his views
and suits his special want. If no journal
could possibly print more than 5000,10 000 or
15.000 copies, then tU9 supply would fall abort
of the demand, and there would be room for
other papers filling exactly the samo fields as
those already established. The lightning
presses cf New York newspaper offices could,
arnon? them, supply at least one paper a day
to every adult who con read io the United
States. In the dry goods, grocery, boot and
SHOO, hat and cap, drug and other lines of
business, where articles dealt in are heavy
aud bulky, no ten or a dozen men in one city,
unless they have acres of buildings and armies
of clerks, could supply the enormous demand
for thos3 goods. The extension of their busi?
ness is attended at every step by immeose ex
penses and new risks, which are not incurred
in the enlargement of the circulation of a news?
paper that is once well founded. Ten or a
d- sen papers can furnish the public with read?
ing matter just as speedily as a hundred could
do it, aud at a cheaper i dr e. *
Toe promising fields of first-class daily
newspapers being already occupied, now new
journals can command a great success, except
trv taking away sub-.crtuers from other papen,
luis is a very difficult tbiag to do. lt never
can be done except in cases where the paper to
be supplanted wantonly and persistently ne?
glects the i unrest a or abuses the confidence of
its subscribers. So long as it pursues a just,
honorab e and judicious course, meeting the
wants of its customers in all or most respecte,
tho ties of friendship between the subscribers
and the paper are as hard to break by
any ou ts ido third party as the links which
bind old friends tn business or social life.
Occasional defects and error?, if such there
bo, in a newspaper, aro overlooked by
those who have become attached to it through
its daily perusal for yeats. They may
sometimes become dissatisfied with it on
account of something whick has slipped iuto
its columns, and may atop taking it; but the
absence of the familiar sheet at their house or
office for a few days becomes an insupportable
deprivation, and they hasten to take it again,
and possibly to apologize for having stopped
it. This we believe to be a common experi?
ence in the history of all established newe
pipers. No friendship on earth is more con?
stant than thaftontracted by the reader for a
journal which makes an hongst and earnest
effort to merit bis continued support.
HEAVY EXPRESS ROBBERY.
The Augusta Chronicle brings us the parti?
culars of a heavy robbery, which occurred in
Georgia a few days ago, and of which the
Southern Express Company has been the vic?
tim. The booty captured on the occasion was
considerable, the thieves getting four thous?
and nine hundred dollars in currency. The
facts of the case are as follows:
There is in the employ of the Southern Ex
dress Company a young gentleman, a resident
of this county, and of the best family, Ur. But?
ler B. Mays, who had a situation as messenger,
and rao in that capacity ou the Central Rail?
road, between Savannah and Macon. A few
nights since he left the company's office in Sa?
vanna") lo go to Macon, receipting for and tak?
ing on board ot his car with him a quantity of
Express freight, and-one of the iron chests in
which the money forwarded by the com?
pany is usually "tmraported. Entering his
oar with the money all riebt, the train
left Savannah for Macon. On the portion
of the line between tiavanmh and Mil?
len, we understand that Mr. Mays wont to
sleep, leaving hts money and freight all rieht.
Ou arriving at Millen be awoke and found a
a pickage containing four thousand nine hun?
dred dollars bad been stolen from hie posses?
sion while be slumbered. Not knowing what
else to do, the horrified messenger immediate?
ly returned to Savannah and reported the loss
to his superior officers. We are informed thal
Superintendent Dempsey and General Superin?
tendent O'Brien were fortunately in Savannah
at the time, and at once took tho matter in
h ind and endeavored to ferret out the robber
or robb si s. Up to this time, however, their
efforts in that direction have been of no avail,
and tho affair -till remains enshrouded in
mystery. Mr. Mays came this city a day
or two since and waa closely examined
by both the officers ot the Expreas Com?
pany and the chief of police; but WH8
unable to give any information by which
a ciuo to the guilty parties could bo ob
tained; but wo are glad to bear that no crimi?
nality attaches itself to Mr. Mays. Turee men
who were on the train at the time ate suspect?
ed of being the guilty parties, but sufficient
proof has not yet been collected to warrant
their arrest. Oue of these men is said to have
come to Augusta, and the police here are ou
his track aud are busy endeavoring to get a
clue by which he may be nabbed. Io Savan?
nah thc police is also busily engaged in work?
ing up tue case. The most reasonable hypo?
thesis seems to be that these men followed Mr.
Mays from havannah, where they had proba?
bly seen him, and planned the robbery, and
bad watched him on the train until he slept
and then bagged the booty.
-A good story comes from Rome. In pre?
paration for the Ocumenical Council the Pope
ordered from his architect certain embellish?
ments, the plan of which waa brought for bia
inspection by that gentleman's lit*-le boy.
Charmed by the plan, the Pope opened a
drawer full of gold, and said to the CLM,
"lane a handful of coin as a reward for the
beauty of your f ithcr's work." "Holy Father,"
replied the child, "take it out tor me; your
hand ia bigger than mine." Pi us IX could, not
help smiling, and obeyed the child.
-Along the oater boulevards of Paris steam
cars are DOW running without rails ou maca?
-A clock work apparatus, for working sew?
ing machines, has just been devised in Ger?
many, which will run for three hours wben
-Tbo Czar is taking tba put af the young
ladies, bless him. fie bas decreed that no pa?
rent nb all compel his daughter to marr j
agaiust her will.
-London has an Anti-shoppiBg-on-Satur
day-afternoon Association of fourteen hundred
ladies of fashiou. Tbe object is to give tbe
trade folks a half holiday.
-Tne Jewish Theological Socioty, which con?
sists of pome of the moat learned rabbis in
Germany and Austria, in a late sitting at Bres?
lau, resolved to prepare an encyclopaedia of
the Talmud in order to facilitate the study of,
-Sea sickness bas been introduced upon the
stage in a farce called "Tbe Chops of tbe
Channel," now performing at the Strand Th???
tre, Lou lon. The intrigue ie conducted in the
intervals between spasms of sickness, and the
humor depends upon the lun to ba extracted
by thc passengers from the doleful situation
in which they are placed.
-French and German students in training
for professorships in public schools, it is -re?
ported, will hereafter, by arrangement of the
authorities, be transferred from educational
establishments in the one country to similar
Institutions in tbe other. White the Germana
will finish their education chiefly with regard
to French, at French seminaries, the young
Frene!) students are to be al mit te J free of all
expense to the benefits of German colleges for
a certaio number of years.
-Tba Viceroy of E?ypt has issued orders
for the building of three now palaces-one at
Sakarah, the ancient Necropolis, another at
the base of the Pyramids, and the third at the
Virgin's Tree. They must a.l bo finished by
October for the reception of the expected
royal g jests. The first is situated four leagues
from Cairo, in the middle of the desert, in a
waste cf sand, to which waler has already to
be brought for the use of travellers, from the
Nile, which is two hours' distant. The seo: nd
will be built under the shadow of the tombs of j
the ancient Pharaohs.
-lt is announced that a committee of the
Boyal Collego of Physicians of Lon:on, after
ten years' labor, has pu .dished a revised medi?
cal nomenclature. In the hst of diseases to j
each English name is added on the opposite
page tho corresponding; Latin designation, and
the equivalent terms in tae French, the Ger?
man and the Italian languages. The classifi?
cation adopted ts ba'red mon the anatomical
regions of the human body, and is so frame d
as not to imply any doubtful t.eories. It is to
be hoped this work will be fully adopted for
use in the United States.
-The King of Prussia has done a wise and
right soldierly thing in ordering that the anni?
versary of Sadowa shall not any more be cele?
brated. The gallant Greeks had a law which ,
forbade them to raise a trophy. They bad so
many fights among themsel /ea that they felt a
trophy-raising would make the growth of ami?
cable feeling impossible. King William has
learned that beautiful Greek Icsuon, and says,
in fact, that he does desire to hurt tb e feel?
ings of any German people - a sentimen t'that
does him more honor than be could have from
ten Sadowas or countless needle-guns.
-In 1864 a n?w mineral was discovered in
Nassau, which was particular.y rich in phos?
phate of lime. As the great value of this sub?
stance lu agriculture was immediately recog?
nized, ebafes were at once sunk in the Lahn
and Dilk districts, where the "phosphorite,"
as it baa bet n called, exists in thick layers. In
this way a new branch of industry baa arisen
in that part of the country, and an entire pop?
ulation of miners, carters, Ac., hare been es?
tablished in the most favorable apota for ob?
taining the phosphorite by a?rerai competing
companies. The mineral is bought by manu?
facturing chomistSr'Who make from it a favor
ite manure known aa superphosphate of lime.
-Some curious devices ware resorted to at
H. Oppenheim^ ball, (the splendor of wh ich
is still tbe talk of Paris,) to amase the Vice?
roy. New figures were invented for tho after
suppor cotillion. Large sealed envelopes were
distributed among the .ladies, ^uo opening
them found grotesque heid dresses inside, with
which they wore expected to crown their part*
ners. Crackers containing pieces of fancy
costume were also pulled between the figures
of one of the dances, and the gentlemen bad
to wear the finery which fell to their share. In
what was called the steeple chase dance, the
ladies reoeived fans bearing the narnia of well
known race horses, ana the gentlemen cards
similarly inscribed. At a signal the music
struck dp, and each gentleman ' hastened to
discover the lady on whose fan was written the
same name a-t on his card. Another fantastic
novelty was the distribution of hoops among
the gentlemen, one to each six. Tue six ad?
vanced to a lady, carrying their hoop between
them, and on touching a sprigg it suddenly
imprisoned the one destined to be the lady's
partner. Both the Oriental visitors and the
native visitors are said to have been mao h
amused by these performances.
DEATH OF A RAILWAY KING.
ills Career-What Energy Can Do.
The New York Evening Post of Saturday
The death of Henry Keep, fie railway king,
will be geuerally regretted. His integrity,
manly qualities, and sagacity as a man ol bu?
siness, Dad won tor him a popularity and gen?
eral esteem which is not commonly enjoyed by
our railroad financiers. He was not a mere
adventu: cr, lo dazzle by his daring operations,
but a mau who labored assiduously and faith?
fully tor the beueflt of those with whom ho was
Henry Keep vas born at Adams, New York/
on the 22J of June. 1818. The exact place is
not absolutely aetertnme1. His mother died
in bis miaue v; of his father, little is known.
At the age of twelve he was apprenticed to
Joseph Gnmmonds, and lived with him five
years. But he a/as not contented in this home.
He ran away at the age ot seventeen, and was
duly advertised in the Sackett's Harbor North
American; and "all persona were forbid trust?
ing bim." ?
Young Keep went to Bochester and engaged
as a driver on the Erie Cana'. Winter setting
in, he sought and obtained employment as a
teamster for /olin G. teller, of Bochester. He
soon conceived the idea ol speculating, and
beginning with the investments of small
amounts, was not many years m acquiring a
snug little competence. He becam-j an ex?
change broker at nineteen; and after the pas?
sage of the General Banking law. established
in turn the Bink ot Potsdam, the Union Bink,
Henry Keep's Bank and several others. About
fifteen years ago he became a resident ot this
Mr. Keep soon became a "power" in Wall
street. He began to operate io railroad stotts,
and finally became identified with several rail?
way lines, iinprov dent management had
entailed disaster on many of the road*. Mr.
Keep set himseir to their improvem-nr. The
Cleveland and Toledo Bailroad was impover?
ished, and its stock was selling at sixteen per
cent. He obtained contre! ot it at.d became
its president. Its shares arose to pur in a
short time. Ho next undertook the Michigan
Southern Railroad, which was about to pass
into the hands oF receivers, fte shares were
quot-d at five per cent. His administiation
soon raised the valne to seventy-seven, and
the road at the samo time was made one of the
best equipped in the country.
Several other lines W?re beneficed by his
operations m like manner. Last year a silver
service, prepared by Brown A; Spaulding, was
presented to bim; and on the pitcher was in?
scribed a h:Btory of these occurrences.
Ic 1857 Mr Keep and another capitalist pur?
chased the Brick Church property, where the
Tines building now stands. The price was
considered extravagant at the time; but tho rc
Bult abundantly justified the enterprise.
In 1866 Dean Richmond died, and the famous
contest to ^k place for the control of tho New
York Central Railroad. Mr. Keep was elected
president on the 12th of December. He made
an unsuccessful endeavor to procure legisla?
tion m behalf of the company, the bill being
defeated bv tbe v9to of Governor Fenton. A
question of veracity between Mr. Keep and tbe
governor bas never been determined; Mr. Keep
and his friends always persisted in accusing
the governor of perfidy aud falsification ot bis
word. They assert that he declared unofficial?
ly his approval ot the bill which parsed the
Legislature, and intimated that be would sura
it when it roached him. The result of tbis
quarrel was tho overthrow of the Republicans
in tbe S'ate.
Mr. Keep shortly afterward resigned the
presidency, and was succeeded by Mr. H. H.
Baxter. A few mouths later he was elected
president of the chicago and Northwestern
Railroad The same prospcirtv which attend
ed other railway corporations under his con?
trol, followed lu th rs instance.
Mr. Keep as a financier is entitled to high
appreciation. Boru in tho most abject pover?
ty, be made himself rich, but not by over?
reaching or extortion. Vigilance, intelligent
energy and sagacity, DOI often paralleled,
characterized his, operations. He was reticent,
but gentleman!?; bc never violated his word;
he was straightforward, and sustained a high
character for integrity.
His hi alta failed under bis incessant labors,
and for many month* he has been uuablo to do
business. His complaint was heart disease.
HQ failed gradually till at six last night, when
death closed th* scene.
PENDARVls - LYNCH.-On Tuesday evening,
July 27. 1819, by f e Rev. C. 0. PINCKXE?. Mr. J. T.
PKNDABVIs, of Kum merv ile, to Miss \. C. LYNCH,
voungeat daughter ot Mr. F. C. LYNCH, of thia city.
No card s. .
(fl b ii ii ? nj.
FRASER.- Died at Aiken, on the SOtb of
July, HENRY WILLUM, Infant son or Dr. and
Urn. HENHY r>. I H? tu. a
Spf rial notices.
MW AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF
UNION STAB FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, tbe fol?
io win? Officers were elected to servo for the ensuing
year: W. H MiaBaw. President; A. MOCOT, Vice
Presiden'; Wu. HAMILTON, Ftrtt Director; A. KIN?
LOCH Second Director; ALEX. MOTT, Third Direc?
tor; TITUS JILLIABB, Fourth Director; ELISHA LE?
TT, Secretary; HABCH Erv SHS, Treasurer; J. DAVIS,
Tm-tee; LEWIS BBJWN, Fit st Ai man; J. GIBBS,
Second Arman. 1* August 3
WlHE NEATEST, THE QUICKEST AND
THE CHEAPEST.-Twx NEWS J08 OFFICE, No.
148 EAST BAY, having replenished ita Stock with a
new and larne assortment ot material of the finest
quality and latee t styles, ls prepared to execute, at
the shortest notice and In the beat manner, JOB
PRINTING of every description.
Call and examine tbs scale of Brices before giving
your orders elsewhere.
?W DANIEL RAVENEL, PRESIDENT,
AND OTHERS, DIRECTOR3, va. THE PLANTERS
AND MECHANICS' BANE A VD OTHEBS, CLAIM?
ANTS THEREON-TN EQUITY.-THE PLANTERS'
AND MECHANICS' BANE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
CHARLESTON, JULY 21,1869 -The President and
Director* of th's Bank, in obedience to the decree in
the abevo cause, made by bia Honor Judge CAR?
PENTER, on the 16th Ju'y inf t?nt, do hereby call
upon the Stockholders to attend a meeting at the
Bank, on TBUBSDAT, the 12th day of Auguat, at 12
o'clock noon, to consider and take such action as
they may choose upo J tba report which is to be laid
Ibo Stockholders are alao notifie 1 that if they fail
to organic? a meeting, the duty will then devolve
upon the Board of Directors to determine whether
to win i up the said Bink or to apply to the Gover?
nor and Comptroller-General for the benefit of the
Act of^the Legislature of the 12tb March. 1869, enti?
tled "An Act to enable the Bm ks of this State to re?
new business or to place them In liquidation.
W. E. HASKELL, Cashier.
FORM OT PROXY.
CHAKLE8TOS, S. C. , ---- 1869.
I hereby appoint ----- tor me and
ia my name, io vote on the bharea I hold in the
Plantera' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina, at
the meeting of the Stockholders, to be held on the
12th day of-August. 1869, and at all subsequent meet?
ings of the Stockholders of said Bank, until revoca?
tion hereof. - -
Jury 22_8 tntbi-8
ay MARENGO.-F EVER AND AGUE
CURE, TONIO, FEVER PBEVKNTTVE.-This val?
uable preparation has been in private uss for many
years, and through the persuasion of friends, who
have u ed it with tbe most beneficial resalta, the
proprietor has been induced to offer it to the pub?
lic. It ls warr meed to cure CHILLS AND FEVER
of howevet long standing, removing the cause and
entirely eradicating its effecta from the system. It
will PURIFY THE BLOOD, strengthen the diges?
tive organs, induce an appetite, and r?stete the
patient to perfect health. It ts a purely VEGETABLE
preparation, und so harmless that children of all
ages may take it with safety. As a tonic MAKENGO
ha- no superior, and for debility arising from the
effects of fever, or from other cause, is invaluable.
A few doses is sufficient to satisfy the most in?
credulous sufferer of its virtue and worth. All
who try one bottle of MARENGO will be so much
pleased with its effect, that they will readily en?
dorse it, NO HUMBUG. For evidence ol its effi?
cacy and value, refer to MARENGO circulars, which
contain certificates of well known and respectable
MARENGO is a genuine Southern preparation,
the proprietor and manufacturer being a native and
resident of Charleston, and it is fully guaranteed to
give complete and universal satlsfacJon.
NO HUMBUG. TRY ir.
For sale by all Druggist?, and bs DOWIE A
MOISE, coiner Meeting and Hasel streets; GOOD?
RICH, WISEMAN 4 CO., Hiyue-street, and G. J.
LCHN, Druggist, Agent of Proprietor, corner of
Eing and John streets, Charleston, d. C.
H June 8 nae Smos
mW ' FRESH AS A MAIDEN'S BLUSH"
Is the pure peachy Complexion which follows the
se of HAGAN'S MAGNOLIA BALM. It is the
True Secret of Beauty. Fashionable Ladies in So?
ciety understand this.
The MAGNOLIA BALM changes tbs rustic Coun?
try Girl into a City Belle more rapidly than any other
Reines-?, Sunburn, Tan, Freckles, Blot -he3 sud all
effects of the Sommer Sun disappear wben it U ured,
and a genial, cultivated, fresh expression is obtained,
which rivals the Bloom of Youth. Beauty la poss!,
ble to all who will invest Btv >nty-five cents at any
respectable store and insist on getting the MAGNO?
Use no'hing but Lyon's Kitbairon to dress th?
Hair. DAC mwflmo July 26
*J3-BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.-THIS
splendid Hair Dye ls tbe best la-the world; tbe only
true and perfect Dye; harmless, reliable, instants'
neou=; no disappointment; no lidiculous tints; rem?
?di?e the ill effects of bad dves; invigorates and
leaves tb? bair soft and beautiful black or bro?n,
Sold ly all Druggiataand Perfumers; and properly
applied at Batchelor'* Wig Factory, No. - ^Jond.
street, New York, ly* May IS
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE,
No. 149 Eut Bay,
Executes all Und? of PIAIS and
F A NCI PAIN UNG with neatness and
The beat work guaranteed at less than
New York prices.
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
BRIEFS, PAMPHLETS, POLICIE9
CARDS, CIRCULARS, NOTE3
BILL-HEADS, POSTtBS, RECETEIS
TICKETS, DRUG LABELS, ?c., 4c.
AB WELL A4
LAW BLANKS of every description.
Printed at the sborteet notice, and
cheap for cash, at
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE.
THEATRE M AN AO EUS,
And all those who have JOB PRINTING
to do, will find it to their interest to call at
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE,
No. 149 East Bay.
A large and well assorted stock ef
PAPEBS ?nd MATERIAL kept on hand,
from which selections may be made.
OUR FRIENDS IN THE COUNTRY
may send their orders to
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE,
And rely upon their receiving the same
attention and being filled as promptly
and as eheaply as if given personally.
Oar Job Department is in charge of
Mr. JAS. D. PARRY, a practical and ex?
perienced Job Printer, who win affoid
every facility poabtble in the execution of
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE,
No. 149 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
Prags, (Cijem?rals, Ctr.
JjERG'S UNIVERSAL RUSSIAN
1 ' HEALING SALTE.
THIS VALUABLE BEMEDY HAS EFFECTED
innumerable eurea, and bar gained for itself a great
reputation. 1 he discoverer of this Salve has applied
ltwith eminent succets in thousands of cases dur?
ing the Crimean War, and has cured dangerous
wounds, in manv casrs considered mortal.
MB. E. BEBG is the soie possessor of the valuable
secret of making this halve; from bis experience In
using it in Europe and the success attending its ap?
plication there, he has been iuduced to introduce lt
into the United States. IT RELIEVES PAIN 1
Tho-e ?ho have Wounds, Bruises, Cuts of all
kinds, or Sores, Felona, Scratches. Musquito Bites.
Frost Bitten Joints, Sore Libs, Chilblains. Children's
Scorbutic complaints on Head and Face, are speedily
cured. It has proved nf great advantage to ladles,
and is peculiarly adapted for pattered breasts, ?ore
legs, Atc, through confinement, and other causes
It acts like magic In removing Boils, Pimples, and
Cutaneous Diseases, and bas been successfully
u-ed for Corns, Bunioas and Sore Throat, by apply?
ing externally every evening before going to bed.
For sale by all druggists. Price 25c, 53c, and Si
per Jar. Office. No. 2C0 Bowery, N. Y. None genuine
unless countersigned E. BERG'S UNIVERSAL RUS?
SIAN BEALING SALVE, No. 260 Bowery. New
York. stuth ly_July 3
Warranted to Renioye all Desire
It ls Psurely Vegetable and contains
The following ia one of thousands of testimonial*
that are daily received by the Manufacturer:
RICHMOND, VA., November 98,186?.
DEAB FIB-The "Tobacco Antidote" prepared bj
you according to the receipt you have submitted tc
me, and the Ingredients of which I have examined
is purely vegetab e, entirely baimless, and contains
nothing in the least injurious. It is not disagreeable
to ike taste, and aa a home article, I hope you wil
meet with ready sale for lt, and I believe that if tb?
directions are lollowed, it will do all you claimed foi
it JOHN DOVE, M. D.
tfg- Price 50 cents per Baw. The usu il discoun
to the Trade.
?S- For tale hy
Dr. H. BAER,
WHOLF8AXE AGENT FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
TO LOAD FOB NEW FORE. BOSTON-.
v PHILADELPHIA AND BiLTIMOBEr
7 Cargoes ready. Apply to
...? H F. BAEER A CO.,
I ugust a 2 Ko. 20 Cumberland-street.
THE FINE FA9T SAILING YACHT
ELLA ANNA, tba Campion of tba Sonfh,
, ls now ready and p\ " --'-rt onfltr
'trips, tbos afT>rdtnga? opyv..^MB
who mar wish to visit points of interest in oar bean*.
ti ru I harbor.
For passage, apply to tbe Captain en Union Wharf.
NEW YORK ANO CHARLESTON
POR N E W Y ORK.
CABIN PASSAGE 120.
TBE SPLENDID SIDE-WHEEL
'STEAMSHIP CHAMPION, B. W.
LOCKWOOD, Commander, will sail
from edger's txratb Wharf on ?JAT
CREA Y, 7th August, at 6 o'clock P. M.
AT1 An extra charge of $6 made for Tickets pur?
chased on board siter sailing.
49* No Bilis of Lading signed after the ste .mer
Through Bills La il cg given for Cotfjn to
Boston and Providence. B. I.
I hrougb Bills ol Lading given to Liverpool.
AW Marine Insurance by tbis hoe >? per cent.
49* The Steam ?TB of this line am firs: class in
every respect, and their Tables are (upoli*. with an
the delicacies of the New Fork and Charl ston mar?
For Freight or Passsge, apply to
JAME? ADGER A CO. Agenta,
Corner Ad?e-** Wharf and East Bay Op-stairs.)
49- MANHATTAN to follow BAXJRDAX, 14th
August, at ll o'clock, A. M,
August 2 6
BALTIMORE AND C H A R L. E S TON
THE STEAMSHIP FALCON,
'Captain J D. HOB JET, will sail
fer Bal ti m oie on TBXDAT, 6th of
i august, at 5 o'clock P. M.,from Pier
No. 1, Union Wharves.
49- Through Bills Lading signed -.br all clasaes of
Freight tJ BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, WILMING?
TON, DEL., WASHINGTON CITT, and the NORTH?
For Freight orpassag?, apply to
COURTENAY k TBENHOLM,
August 2_8 Onion Wharvss.
KOK PHILADELPHIA AAL? BOS ION.
TEE STEAMSHIP J. W. EVER?
YMAN, Ca?)tam W. H. SNYDEB, will
'have None All?nelo Wharf, on
. SATURDAY August 7tb. at - o'clock.
For Freight cr passage apply to
JOHN A THEO. GETTY.
August 2_ North Atlantic Wharf.
FOR NEW I OR?.
I HEG UL All LINE EVERY WEDNESDA Y.
PASSAGE $20. *
THE SPLENDID STEAMSHIP
'SARAGOSSA, Ca pt. in C. Rvs Ka,
will leave Vandeihorst's Wbiri on
. WRDSKSTJAI, 4th August, D6?, at
half-past 1 o'clock P. M.
July 80_RAVENED k CO.. Agents,
PACIFIC MAIL BTKANSUIP COMP YB
THBOCOH 11MI TO
CALIFORNIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
CH A SOB OF SAILING DAT SI
8TEAMFB8 OF THE ABOY
line leave Pier No. 42, North Blver.
foot of Canal-street, New York, at
12 o'clock noon, of the 1st, 11th and
list of every month (except when these dates tall
sn Sunday, then the Saturday preceding].
Departure of 1st and 'Jlat connect at Panama with
steamers for South Pacific and Central American
perts. Those of 1st touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of 11th ot each month connecta with
tbs new steam line from Panama to Australia and
Steamship OREGONIAN leaves San Francisco tor
China and Japan Augujt 4, lt)6a.
No California steamers toucn at Havana, but go
direct from New York to AspinwalL
One hundred pounds baggage free to each adnl',
Medicine and attendance free.
For Passsge Tickets or further Information avoir
at the OOM PAN Y'S TICKET OFFICE, on the wharf
foot of Cauel-street, North River, New York.
March 12 lyr F. R. BABY, Agewt.
Spf rio! lotta*.
SfcTNo. 281 EAS I 81ST STREET, NEW
TOBE.-DXAB EIB-For three weeks past I have
been using your PLANTATION BITTERS. For
more than four months past I have been, goffering
from what my doctor said waa nervous jproebretton,
being unable to endure hardly any physical or men?
tal labor without great fatigue. But I had not used
the Bitters a week berore I was conscious of their
benefit ting me as nothing else had, and I have con?
tinued to gain very rapidly since, till now I am able
to be about my nanti household duties. To all who
ere afflicted with general debility I can testify from,
experience that the Bitters s re Invaluable.
MARGARET B. STONE
MAAJTOUA WATZX_Superior to the heit imported
German Cologne, and sold at half the price
43-B0?SE THE SYSTEM-IT IS A SAD
thing to pass through life only half alive. Yet there
are thousands whose habitual oondltion ls one of
langoor and debility. They complain of no specific
disease ; they suffer no positive pain ; but they have
no relish for anything which affords montai or sen?
sual pleasure to their more robust and energetic
DJ nine caves ont often this abate of lassitude and
torpor arises from a morbid stomach. Indigestion
destroys the energy of both mir d and body. When
the waste of nature ls not supplied by a due and
regular assimilation of the food, every organ is
starved, every function Interrupted.
Now, what does common sense suggest under
these circumstances of depression ? The system
neecs rousing and strengthening; not merely for an
hour or two, to sink afterward into a more pitiable
condition than ever, (as it assuredly would do if an
ordinary alcoh-altcslimu'ant were resorted to,) ont
radically and permanent'?.
How is this desirable object to bo accomplished?
Thc answer to this question, founded on the unvary
lng experiences of a quarter of a century, is easily
given. Infuse new vigor into the digestive organs
by a course of HOSTET TER'j 8IOMACH BITTERS.
Do not wa te rime in administering temporary rem?
edies, but wake the system up by recuperating the
fountain-head of physical strength and energy, the
great organ up m which all the other organs depend
for their nurture and support.
By the time that a doz -n doses ot the great vegete
ble tonic and in vigoran t have b jen taken, the feeble
frame of the dyspeptic will be jin lo feel its benign
influence. Appetite will be created, ana with appe
rite the capacity to digest what it craves. Persevere
until tho cure is complete-until healthful blood, flt
to bc tbe material ol flesh and muscle.bone and nerve,
and brain, flows through the channels of circula?
tion, instead of the watery pabulum with which they
have heretofore been imperfectly nourished.
teg- B08ADALIS.-DB. LAWRENCE : MY
son was terribly sfflicte f for a long time with Epi?
lepsy or Fits. Be usually had from Ave to twenty
a day. I tried the best medical skill without benefit.
I then commenced giving him your BOS AD ALIS.
After taking it a few week?, his fits began to de?
crease in number until about four months ago,
wh-n they stopped entirely. Bis general health has
also been completely restored, and he is nowa
jprigh t ind sprightly boy. I believe that, if he had
not taken your Rosa dal is, ly this, time he would net
have known cay from night. I have also used the
Losadaiis in my family, and know li to have been
used by my neighbors as a general health restorer,
with tbe greatest success. Truly I can say that lt
is a medicinr cf extraordinary merit
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
For sale by GOODRICH, WINBMAN k CO., Im
porter.? of Drugs and Chemical.. Cherioit^ S. C.
49- ESSAYS FOB ?OUNG MEN.-ON THE
Errors and Abuses Incident lo Youth and Early Mon.
hood, with the humane view of treatment and cutt,
tent by mail Iree of charge. Address HOW ABD AS?
SOCIATION, Box P. Philadelphia, Pa.
, May 22 ,na0*