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vm.riviF. TY.-NUMBER 1313.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
CORR UPTION UNVEIL JE D-" THE
WORK GOES BRAVELY ON!?
C. C. Bowen In a Tight Place.
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS PAIJ? FOR THE
THE INVESTIGATION STILL IN PROGRESS.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, March 7.
The inquiries ol the Military Committee in
the matter of the sale of cadetships, have
lately been directed against Congressman C.
C. Bowen, and enough has already been ascer?
tained to render it likely that his case may
prove even more interesting in its disclosures
than that of his decapitated colleague, Whitte
General Elliott, of Philadelphia, testified be?
fore the committee to-day, that /te had paid
one thousand dollars cash for the cadetship
from the Second Congressional District
iBoicen's) of South Carolina. The bargain,
however, seems to have been effected so cun?
ningly that the witness could not say that
Bowen had got the money. But, though the tes?
timony fails, so far, on this point, nobody has
the slightest doubt of Bowen's guilt ; and more
witnesses are to be examined, by whom, it is
believed, the missing link In the chain of evi?
dence can !>e supplied. The zeal which the
Military Committee has" displayed in this case
tai, been stimulated by the public ventilation
of the charges against Bowen in the columns
of THE CHARLESTON NEWS. I wiU keep your
readers informed of the progress of the inves?
[FROM THE ASSOCLlflb PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, liven 7.
The House Committee on Territories have
been instructed to consider the propriety of
abrogating the tribal character of the Indians
between Kansas and Texas, and the formation
of a territorial government.
The resolution authorizing the Special Tele?
graph Committee to examine the whole sub?
ject of telegraphy in the Lofted States, with
power to send for persons and papers, failed.
In the Senate, to-day, Harlan presented
Joint resolutions from the Iowa Legislature in
favor of the removal of the national capital.
Vfcml against any further appropriations for pub?
Morton presented a biR declaring Texas en?
titled to representation. Referred to "the Judi?
The consideration of the funding bill was
In tho House, resolutions of the Mississippi
Legislature were presented, asking for the
Bpeedy removal of political disabilities.
Wells introduced a bill to reclaim the swamp
lands of the Mississippi Valley, and to promote
the commer?a of the Northwest.
A resolut iou of inquiry was addressed to the
President regarding the action of the British
Government in excluding Americans irora the
The House refused to allow Galloday, of
Kentucky, to withdraw his resignation, not?
withstanding the refusal of Governor Steven?
son to accept it.
The consideration ol the case of Georgia was
then resumed, and, after seconding the "pre?
vious question," the Hou;e adjourned. The
vote will be reached to-morrow.
The Venezuelan Minister died suddenly this
morning. His secretary went to the State De?
partment to make arrangements foe his recep?
tion, and on his return found him dead.
Thc following colloquy occurred on the street
erl's to-day between Orth, a member of the
?ouse Committee, and Sumner, the chairman
pf the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Orth. ~We had Cuba up to-day, but came to
Sumner. Do you know what is in the wind?
Sumner. Well, in a few day s there will be
no necessity for action regarding Cuba.
Here the colloquy was interrupted.
The House Committee on Railroads and
Canals have agreed to report favorably on the
bill authorizing the construction of a road from
Norfolk, Va., to St. Louis via Cincinnati.
It'ls stated that thc Committee of Waj-6 and
Means have agreed to abolish the income tax.
In the case of the United States vs. Gross
meyer, lt was held by the United States Su?
preme Court, to-day, that after the commence?
ment of the war a creditor at the North could
not authorize a debtor at the South to Invest
the amount of the indebtedness in cotton, for
the benefit of the creditor, and il such a pur?
chase was made at the request of the credit?
or, through an agent, no title was thereby
vested in the creditor, and he could not ob?
tain the proceeds of the cotton, it having been
seized and sold under the captured and aban?
doned property act.
E UR OPE.
Squabbles in the Spanish ministry.
MADRID, March 7.
General Prim states that all of the Cabinet,
with the exception of Topete, are anti-Mont
pensler, whereof Topete tendered his resigna?
tion. The U"nion:8ts are furious against Prim,
and a ministerial crisis is considered to be
imminent._ _ _
BURNED TO DEATH.-Wc are informed by Mr.
D*A. Hutto that a colored girl, five years ol'
age, the daughter ot Charley Friday, was acci?
dentally burnt to death on his plantation on
Sunday, 27th instant. The particulars, so fai?
ns ascertained, are as tollows: Tho mother of
said little girl anil a smaller one hint lett thc
children in care of their father, who started
out to get wood, ami while out heard scream?
ing, and hastening back lound the lillie girl
already dead, with her clothes burnt off except
about th'; neck, which was still on lire, and
Hie smaller one was also on lire, though only
slightly burned.-BarmeeU Sentinel.
-This is a Frenchman's account oftheTemp
tatlon and the Fall: Monsieur Adam, he wake
up: he sees line belle demoiselle aslip ill ?W
garden. Voila de la chance. "Bonjour, Mad?
ame Iv." Madame Iv she wake, sile hole her
fan before lo her lace. Adam pul up his eye?
glass to admire ze tableau, '/.ry make one
promenade: Madame Iv, she feel angry; she
see appel on ze arbre. Serpent sc promen?,
SUD l'arbre, make one walk on ze tree. "Mons,
ie Serpent," say Iv, -wcel you nut have ze
bohle lo peek nie some appel, J'ai faim." Cor
tainincnt. Madame," say ze Serpent, charme
de vous voir." "Hola, mon ami, or-r-reter
vous," say Adam; "stop, slop, quo songez
vous faire ? What madness is zees-you must
not peek ze appel."' Ze snake, he take one
pinch ol snuff, he say: "Ah! Mons. Adam do
you not know /.ere is nossing prohebeet for ze
ladies? Madame Iv, permeet me to offer you
some of this fmitd?fendu." Iv. she make ouc
courtesy, ze snake he lill her whole parasol
wiz appel; he say, "Eritus ??cut Deus. Mons.
Adam he will eat ze appel, lie will become like
one Dieu, know ze good and ze evil; but you,
Madame, but you, Madame Iv, cannot become
more of a goddess zan you are now." And zis
finish Madame Iv.
THE SEW REGIME.
PEN PICTURES OF OUR LEGISLATORS.
Their Color, Politics and Occupation
The Senate-Corbin and his Charac?
teristics-Daddy Cain-Allen, Arnim
COLOR, POLITICS, OCCUPATION,
The General Assembly is composed of one
hundred and fifty-three members-thirty sena?
tors and one hundred and twenty-three re
presentatives. Of this number, seventy-one
are white, forty-four black, and thirty-eight of
mixed blood. Twenty-one are Democrats (all
of whom are white) and one hundred and
On thc rolls of the Senate and House of
Repr?sentatives, there is placed opposite the
name of each senator and representative his
"occupation or profession," from which it ap?
pears that there are in the General Assembly
ten attorneys at law, thirty-one farmers, nine
physicians, seventeen clergymen, twelve teach?
ers, sixteen planters, thirteen merchants, throe
merchant 'ailors, three clerks, two masons,
eight builders, one magistrate, one civil en?
gineer, one engineer, one marble dealer, eight
carpenters, two hotel keepers, one druggist,
one bookkeeper, one wheelwright, four coach
makers, one tanner, two mechanics, one
chemist, one auditor, one hatter, one black?
smith, one tailor.
THE SENATE AND SENATORS.
The Senate, as compared with the House, is
a very dignified body. It may be very proper?
ly styled a balance-wheel for the House. In a
6peech once made by Swails at a mass meet?
ing held in the hall of the House of Represen?
tatives, he said that the people of the State
ought to thank God that they had a Senate.
His remark was somewhat strong, but then
the people have cause to be thankful that the
House had a Senate to keep it a little in check,
as it did and prevented a session o? the Legis?
lature all the summer. There are thirty sena?
tors in this body at present. The counties of
Abbeville and Beaufort aro unrepresented
ColonelJohn S. Cothran, who was elected
lrom the former county, was denied his
seat. J. J. Wright, colored, thc senator
from the latter county, resigned his seat when
elevated to the position of associate justice of
th" Supreme bench of the State. Ol thc thirty
senators, twenty-one are white, four black and
five of mixed blood. Six of these arc Demo?
crats and twenty-four Republicans.
r AVID T. CORBIN.
The 'mead and front"' of the Senate is the
clear-headed, obstinate, office-grasping D. T,
Corbin, Radio; 1 senator from Charleston City.
From the lact that he holds the offices of United
States district attorney, lieutenant-governor of
the State, codifier of the laws, city attorney,
and other offices, almost M too numerous to
mention,*' he is designated as the "official
polygamist." He is a fine-looking man, and,
judging from his features, Hie most contented
man in existence. He possesses grcat in?
fluence in his party and in the Legislature
In his speeches, in thc Senate, he is very dic?
tatorial and unmerc ful to his opponents, mak
ing no allowance whatever for the ignorance
of those who differ with him upon a qncstlon
under discussion, especially legal questions,
about which Leslie and Wright are the only
two senator's, besides himself, who arc sup?
posed to know anything. But these did not
escape the "legal senator's" sarcasm. Corbin
speaks very deliberately and clearly, and when
discussing a subject, in which he ls in?
terested, is untiring, fighting opposition
at every point, but never descending to little
"parliamentary tricks" to accomplish his ob?
ject By virtue of his position as Lieutenant
Governor, he is president of the Senate, but,
with the exception of the nights when the
"Code" was under consideration, he seldom
occupied the chair. Whether he is or ls no^
entitled to all the offices he holds, popularly
but erroneously believed to be two-thirds of
all In the State. is a matter for his partisans to
decide; but certain it ls that there is no ono in
the Radical party in the State more competent
As chairman of the Judiciary Committee he
had a great deal of work to attend to. Gene?
rally, whatever he presented was passed with?
out much debate or opposition. As regards
his influence with the senators, it was more
the result of fear bf his opposition than of af?
fection for thc individual. Corbin is a native
of Vermont, and held the rank of major in the
United States army during thc war. He ls a
"long term senator." The Legislature cotdd
not get along without him.
is a native of Prussia, served as captain itt the
Federal army during the war, after which he
settled in Edgclleld County, and was sent to
the Senate by Inc Radical party lo represent
it. He also holds the position of county com
missioner of Edge?eld County. He speaks
very "broken English,'1 and when excited
cannot be understood at all. In thc Senate he
has no influence, and ls regarded as "unsound"
by inc more bitter of the Radicals. On sev
eral occasions lie has denounced the measures
of the party, which apparently were intro?
duced more tor the benefit of a few individuals
than for the interest of the masses. When the
bill for the extension or the limits of Columbia
-a measure to secure thc election of Radicals
to the municipal offices-was under considera?
tion, he bitterly opposed it, and offered to
amend it so as to provide that none but Repub?
licans should ever be elected to lill any of the
offices of the city-tints showing the object of
the supporters of the bill. A few days before,
the adjournment he startled the Republicans
by ranking a speech against A. S. Wallace,
whom he asserted hat', said he had kept him
(Arnim) out of tho penitentiary when lie was
under arrest for alleged revenue frauds. Hu
closed his speech by saying that he had occu?
pied the limo of the Semite not merely tor per?
sonal purposes, not merely lo remove thc
scandalizing influences of the man who claims
to be a representative elect, but lo show to the
Republican portion of this body thal there is a
slain which attaches tu Ibis candidate, who
proposes to represent us, deep, dari; and Infa?
mous euougli to send lit:::. a< :ci oi3 dal of thu
United Slates Government, to iim>. peniten?
tiary where he would hav? immured ! tm
(Arnim,) anti, a> a politician, lo consign him
(Wallace) to au oblivion from which lie should
not emerge while honest ?nen walk Hie earth.
Arnims motto is said to be, "Presiden'. (Irani
says dei us have peace.' Governor .-"colt says,
?lets tts work," but Frank Arnim says let us
have the money." It is thought that Arnim,
who is a "long term senator," will resign be
lore his term expires.
JAMES M. ALLEN.
Radical senator from Greenville County, is a
native of the North, but lived in the South
previous to the war. During the contest he
managed to get ont of the Confederate lines,
and remained un'i! the end or hostilities, when
he returned and was appointed postmaster at
Greenville. He is Bmall in stature, and if he
has any intellect he keeps it hid from view.
He made two speeches last session. In one,
denouncing an incorporator of and insurance
company as aa assassin. The other two
were made on the night of the adjournment.
Twice during the farewell speech-making he
arose, and asserted, that as a senator he was
entitled to a seat on the floor, but some one
had taken his chair, and he wanted it. The
first speech of the "senator from Greenville"
occasioned surprise, and the other two laugh?
ter. It will thus be seen that he ls not of
much service to his constituents.
o. w. BARBER,
Radical senator from Fairfield, is very black,
and has rather a sullen, dissatisfied appear?
ance. He does not look after the interest of
his constituents, as they, doubtless, think he
should. Once only during the last session
did he make a speech, and that was very short.
He Bimply told how much land the land com?
missioner had purchased in his county. He is,
lt we mistake not, an agent of the commis?
sion. He is always to bc found in his
R. H. CAIN,
the "religious senator," or "senator number
two," represents Charleston. He is a colored
man, boasts of his pure negro blood, is a
shrewd politician, a clergyman and an editor.
He speaks frequently, and when he secures
the floor, it is altogether a question ol time
when he will yield lt to any one else. - ile
possesses considerable influence with the
colored people of the State, in his speeches
he repeats very much, and uses a great deal of
slang miugled with scriptural quotations. He
is listened to attentively, and his remarks gen?
erally elicit merriment. He lived in the North,
and North and Southwest previous to coming
to South Carolina, Since his arrival in the
Palmetto State, he has been organizing i
Methodist congregations among the colored
people, making political speeches, and Alling
the editorial chair of P little paper published
weekly in Charleston. Ile has a keen sense of
humor, and frequently makes humorous sotto
voce remarks. Charleston and the Charleston
business men are not particular favorites of
thc Radical senators from thc upper districts,
and in their speeches. they would occaslonlly
allude in a not very complimentary manner to
them, calling them-our most prominent citi?
zens-by name, whereupon Cain would
always remark: "Don't abuse those men,
they are my constituent8,"whlch remark would
generally "bring down the House." Cain be?
lieves in the negro having all of his rights, and
is now clamoring for offices for them, and
telling the carpet-baggers who have seized
them that they mtiBt vacate, as thc negroes
are In the majority and are entitled to them. As
a specimen of Cain's style of speaking, we give
the concluding portion of his Bpeech on thc
Sinking Fund bili, which he intimated was in
thc interests of capitalists: "Capital will win;
it is useless to attempt to stop St; you may
check it for awhile, but it will, in thc end, go
ahead, and when I see a richly freighted ship
wafted by ambrosial gales towards an ambro?
sial haven, I always Jump aboard and go along
A FAITHFUL SKETCH.
Thc Beauties of Radicalism Ir* Soath
Carolina, an Described by an Out?
A correspondent of thc New York World
writes from Columbia under date of March 1 :
The party now ruling this Commonwealth is
called "Republican." Its claims to this title
can only be admited on thc fucus anon lucen
do principle. Here are some ol its signal lights
which are plainly visible Irom thc decks, and
require no masthead observation or artificial
aids to vision to make them out:
1. By the Radical constitution of 1868, now
the organic law, provision is made for "a com?
petent number of justices of thc peace," to "be
chosen In each county by the qualified electors
thereof." Two years have passed, and yet
there ls not one such officer in the State; but
Instead, and In palpable violation and disregard
of their constitution, every county is stocked
with magistrates (i. e. .1. P.) appointed by the
Governor and removed by him at his pleasure.
From mountain to seaboard there is at. least a
regiment of these petty local pests and tyrants,
ignorant of law and ietters, ruling their pre?
cincts with an iron rod, punishing hy fine and
imprisonment any who incur their displeasure,
and secure in all their acts of fraud, corrup?
tion and malfeasance in office, so long as tiley
otfend not the Governor or any of the truly
loyal The first obnoxious decision brings the
offender under the executive guillotine, ids
lieut! ls cut off, and another convenient tool is
'.!. Tlie courts are reduced to a farce by the
supervision and interference of thc aulocrut.
Tlie judges are the creatures of the Legisla?
ture, and keep an eye on its two-thirds black
vote and its growing jealousy of all which
savors of respectability and regard to equity
and fair play. The juries are largely composed
ol* colored men; yet three colored men, tried
and convicted by such a jury and sentenced
by ti Radical Judge to one year's imprisonment
ns Hie ringleaders in tlie most disgraceful
Charleston riot, in which the Savannah Base
Bail Club and their colored band so narrowly
escaped with their lives, were tried and sen?
tenced during the recent term of the Charles?
ton Sessions, and In three days received a tall
pardon and release from Governur Scott, al?
though neither judge nor jury could Say ??? '
word in their behalt. Judges and Juries make
up a cosily machinery, and under snell a
regime, don't pay tor the candle. A New York i
ruffian says. "Hanging for murder is played
out in New York." The loyal felon here laughs i
at his own Judge and jury and says, "Punish- I
mont for crime is played out in South Caro- I
lina"-if the criminal is a loyal voter; but if a <
Democrat, God help him ! The above case is
by no means exceptional, nor thc worst. ?
"3. Since the influx ol these philosophers ol I
"the great, moral Ideas" school, the negroes I
have been used to control Hie ballot-box and I
everything else to which that leads. They are i
substantially the only voters, for under tile
reconstruction manipulations it is really use- i
less lor any ono else to vote. Suppose the |
whites could carry the elections-Congress I
stands ready (as in the two upper congression?
al districts) to declare tho defeated Radical ]
candidates eutttled to Hie seals. They de- i
nouncc Whlttoiiiore, but why ! ls he not their ;
own butilllug, and have they any rij^it to ex- i
peet any other kind of men as Southern repre- i
sou lull ves, limier their own bayonet recoil- I
stint-lion? Thc First Congressional District I
ol South Carolina neve; elected Wliiltcinore. i
Ile was chosen by a caucus, a bilker's dozen of 1
his own elan, under instructions of llieSeheiick i
committee, whose agent ami tool hu was. <
Congress elected him, mid Congress turned ?
.i. The juries, which u spoctutor would con?
sider already Muck enough, are now, by an
ucl jus! [Kissed, to !>?.. still furllier placel under .
(he parly control. They are henceforth tobe '
selected and named by Ihreo commissioners in I
each coiiniy to lie appointed by Hie Governor, I
and each county is io be supplied willi a corps I
uf "trial Justices," lo be appointed by lite Gov- i
ernor. Here aro more signal lights-colored, ?
but neither blue, given nor red. i
*>. Tlie Governor lias a corps ol Slate consta?
bles, armed with Winchester rifles mu? revol i
ver.--, who viii lake a citizen without warrant, I
and carry bim front une part ol' the Slate to :
another, and keep him in custody so long as i
his Excellency directs, and then turn him loose
without trial or redress ! Ho also has his negro i
militia in various counties, armed anil ready lo I
do Iiis bidding. I
o". lu York. Chester, and oilier upper conn- :
tie<. from which 1 have lust returned, thc <
white population are submitting daily lo i
wrongs and outrages which they say are witto- I
out excuse-all deine in thc name of "liberty,"
and as necessary lo secure for South Carolina '
it "republican form of government," A nice i
thing, no doubt, is' this Republicanism to the
few who manage lt for their own ends ! The
Russian Czar and Turkish Sultan might greatly
admire it. But the while people of this country
look upon it as a barn-yard heap, too steaming
and fetid ior lilies and roses, buta capital com?
post for such plants as bloom into Moses and
THE WORLD OF FASHION.
THE STYLES FOR MARCH.
Gayeties of the Season-Grand Toilettes
and Where they Come Prom-Seasona?
ble Suggestions-Grief at a Discount
Jennie June, in her fashion budget for
The modern styles of dress for women are
beautiful-there 1B no denying that-but they
are fast becoming a nuisance to those who
have anything to do but to study them. A
plain, simple dress ol rich silk or satin, which
would ?rmerly have been elegant enough lor
thc most fastidious lady, is put quite out of
sight by the numerous and bewildering
features of an elaborate ball-room or dinner
toilette. There ls not only the dress, but the
overskirt, and the pannier, and the sash, and
tho drapery about the shoulders, and the won?
derful chignon, and the trained underskirts,
tucked and ruffled, and thc ornaments, and
the antique sleeves and bodices, and, added
to all, frills and flounces of most rare and
Where does it all c?me from ? Heaven
knows; but such toilettes are universal at
every ball and large entertainment, and, In
addition to thc m. there are such trifles as gloves,
shoes, a carriage, bouquet, supper, ana some?
times ten dollar tickets to be provided for.
It is easy to think at a distance that one will
be independent, and wear the plain dress,
without the accessories, but it is extremely
difficult to fitrht it out on that line-you are
with the people but not of them, you feel a
century behind the age, you wish you had
stayed at home, and determine frantically to
get a new dress, a new overskirt, a new sash,
a large pannier, and an enormous chignon,
befor? you yealur? out again, It ls all tho
Worse because- i?i? modern ''Jenkins" makes
dreadful record of everything everybody has
on. Imagine such an ordeal for the economi?
cal lady who has only one or two "grande"
toilettes, she absolutely dreads to go any?
where, for fear of seeing herself put down
again for the same "green silk and lace over?
dress.*' She could almost kiss Jenkins for
making a mistake on one occasion, and calling
EVIOENCES OF SPRING.
The stores are fresh and bright with the usual
variety of spring materials, the most of them
clearly resuscitated, however, from last year,
and offering little In novelty or beauty.
As the exceptions, however, must be men?
tioned, some lovely satins in light shades, Nile
green, palo salmon, peach-blossom, and the
like, picked out with the needle and by hand
In the most beautiful, shaded velvet designs.
The time and patience required for such work
make lt seem almost Incredible that it could
ever have been performed In this way.
There Is also a new style of Chambery gauze,
striped with satin (narrow stripes,) upon which
small velvet flowers are raised in the same
These dresses, both satin and Chambery
gauze, were made In Lyons tor a honse in this
city, and cannot be duplicated even in Paris
there is only one dress pattern of each color
and design. The price of the satin is S150, the
dress of Chambery gauze $C5, which ls mode?
rate, considering their beauty and rarity.
Pure mohairs and alpacas are about as ser?
viceable as any fabrics for early spring suits,
bul there is a growing tendency in favor of the
fine cashmere cloths, wldch are so much worn
abroad. Some of the prettiest of the newt
spring suits are made with a silk skirt, walk?
ing length, and cashmore overskirt and man?
telet or sailor Jacket. The skirt is trimmed
with ruflles or single nleatiDg, headed with
velvet, Hie overskirt and mantelet with fringe
ol the same shade headed by crosscut bande of
the silk, piped on the edge. The mantelet ls
contined back and from with a silk sash, short,
wide and bunchy, generally consisting ufa
square bow, three wide pendant loops, two
The new "satin" cloth is a twilled fabric,
which looks something like cashmere; lt is
firmer, however, has more "body" and ?B A
trifle more costly, but not more so than very
Cashmere and satin cloth are newer and soft?
er, and altogether more distinguished than the
serges and crepe Eugcnles, which, however,
are still employed for suits by persons who ad- .
mire stifler and more wiry fabrics. The ten- ;
dency, however, is to soft and flexible mate?
rials to those textures which form drapery
rather than stand out in hard and unyielding
GRIEF CPON THE PROMENADE.
The change that has taken place with regard
to mourning is quite remarkable. Much less
attention is paid to it than formerly, and of
those who appear to adhere to the old tradi?
tion's very many Hlmply prepare a black suit
for the street, and consult their convenience at
This growing tendency to disregard an old
and long cherished custom is due, partly, no
doubt, to the sensible, practical spirit of the
agc, but it has been greatly aided by the mod?
ern fashion, which has introduced black toi?
lettes on ordinary occasions. There ls nothing
distinctive now about a mourning dress, ex?
cept the crape. Such a thing as a "widow's"
cap ls never seen, and even the long veils have
liad to succumb to the exigencies of a bonnet
too small to hold them. Young widows wear
their hair without ornament, elderly ladles
adopt a small fanchon, or Marie Antoinette
cap, composed of white lisse, with lappets, and
Fossettes of the material, aa a coiffure.
The numerous walking suits of black alpaca,
cashmere, serge, silk and other fabrics, have
lett nothing to mourners but the time-honored
bombazine, which has been superseded by
ol her and more durable materials, and Is not
now In demand by persons in mourning or out
While pique and linen suits promise to bc
?nore ?h Vogue titan ever this season. The
ronner are trimmed willi while Marseilles
braid and "Hamburgh" ruffling, the latter with
unbleached Irish guipure and black velvet.
A very good method to save trouble is to
mount black velvet upon stiff nel in round or
square loops and bows, so that they can be
transferred readily irom one dress to another,
or takei' off l'or convenience or washing.
Hamburgh milling consists or bands in hand?
some and durable German embroidery, which
asl almost tis long as pique, and ls not expen?
sive. It trims children's gored pique suits ad?
mirably, and is used largely for ladies suits, and
Gabrielle's for little children, boys and girls,
n linen and pique, tire universal. They ?ire ti
prominent feature of all thc furnishing estab?
Flat, simile pleating, popularly called "kilt"
dealing, has taken the place of nulles to some
.xtent, in the making np of alpacas, mohairs,
ind spring woollen fabrics. The ideating is
lometones put on Ibo lower skirt to the depth
if half a yard, and Hie upper skin cut out in
urge leaves, also covered With pleats above it.
lint tills style, though effective, because it ls
lovel, is not desirable. It. makes the suit too
leavy fur comfort; takes II great deal of mate?
rial, mid supplies unlimited corners for tl?; ne
:iiiuiilaliou*(d*dtist. ll will do for those who
lave many changes, but not for the little
.vornan who wants her ..suit" tor every occa?
Plain, high silk dresses are linnie very dreg,
iv by ovcrskirts ol while organdie muslin, to
ivhlcli bretelles are added. Well eui. and
rimmed willi three ruffles, tiley cnn i?- bongin
'or liflveii dollars ready made. Made at hollie,
hey c*Isl six dollars. Muslin ofa liner quality
hah I hose ready made, and some lefl over, ii
Pilli sash, and shoulder knots the color of the
jress, complete the toilette.
The combiiitttion of black and white ia more
Ustinmw Ulai) ever, lt is almost the only con
irastl'hat is permitted, Hie llnesl toilettes
showing a remarkable uniformity, or only thu
iiflerclicc of certain shade of the same color.
The prettiest white muslin dresses and over
skiris ore trimmed with ruffles edged with
black velvet and Vallenciennes lace, and the
idlest black silk toilettes obtain a new and
striking effect from over-skirts ol' white crape,
ur white satin, bordered with rich crimped
Cringe, and single pinnings ol' the same mate?
rial luid flat upon the train skirts.
With the present style of dress, a black or
ivhlte lace shawl is so useful as to be almost
indispensable. It may be worn as an over
skirt to an evening dress, or looped high upon
the shoulders, and caught down at the
back, with the sash as aflchre tunique. It can
be arranged gracefully over a plain dress for
the house, or stylishly over a pretty one for
thc street Fortunately, also, the fine Hansa
fabric, effective as lt is, is inexpensive enough
for a limited purse, and suffers no injury from
any amount of crushing.
All sorts of vagaries are exhibited in collars
worn with high dresses. Borne are shaped like
a yoke, square back and front. Some are deep?
ly pointed, Spanish style, but nearly all are
immensely large. The open square and Y
shaped bodies are generally outlined with a
ruff, or more becomingly trimmed with Tuch?
ings and finished with a ruffle of Valenciennes
Linen cuffs and collars, for every day wear,
were too cheap and durable to suit the dealers
in those commodities, so they have ordained
linen, edged with imitation Valenciennes lace,
which cost thrice as much, lasts half as long,
and is not half as lady-like.
We advise ladies to stick to the plain linen.
-Speaking of a recent eale in the-vicinlty of
While Pine, Nevada, one miner remarked :
"Why its a reg'Iar typhoid;" whereupon a
comrade patronizingly remarked to the by?
standers, "He's an ignorant cuss; he means
-A nice little game has been stopped at the
New York Customhouse. Some of the men
have been accustomed to wear "stomach can?
teens," fitting about the body under the coat,
into which they would syphon off liquor from
casks unloading, carry it away, empty lt safely
-At a nobby children's ball in New York,
where the ages ranged from two to fourteen
years, the little things were decked out in the
puffs, panniers and frills of their elders, with
powdered or diamond-dusted hair and solitaire
diamonds. The boy babies retired to smoke
between the dances, and offered each other
refreshment from half-pint pocket flasks of old
-Some musical Texans, wishing to compli?
ment one of their lady friends, repaired to her
residence, and soon strains of falry-lj?e music
stole upon the balmy air. After going through
a choice programme, vocal and instrumental,
a second-story window was raised, and the
face of one of Afric's dark-hued daughters
protruded. "Look heah," said she, "missis
ain't here, but? won't you please play the
Mockin' Bird for me ?"
. -"Mack," of the Cincinnati Enquirer, hav?
ing been Interrogated as to his views on a cer?
tain point, answers thus: "Washington, Janu?
ary 20, 1870.-Dear Slr: In reply to your 'de?
mand' as to whether I am what you call a
'Chase man,' I have the honor to say that lt's
none of your d-d business. Trusting that the
impertinence of your 'demand' will be a suffi?
cient excuse for the strength of my reply, I
am, Ac, 'MACK.'"
-Mrs. Morris, thc newly appointed female
Justice ol'the peace in Wyoming, is the type
of thc aggressive woman of tho period. Tall,
muscular, one hundred and eighty pounds In
weight, fifty-seven years of age and not
ashamed to acknowledge it, the wife ol' a re?
spectable gentleman and the mother of twins;
she writes tor the Revolution and undertakes
to study lasv. On her first court-day the Judicial
ermine in whicli she appeared consisted of a
calico gown, worsted breakfast shawl, green
ribbons In her hair, and a green necktie.
-Squire- Shelton, who has married four
thousand couples during his thTrtT-flvo years
of magistracy at Aberdeen, 0., died last week
at Hie age of Bcventy-ninc. It was he who
gave Aberdeen the name of the "Gretna Green
of America." Thither eloping lovers fled at all
hours of the day or night, and were speedily
married, thc Squire getting out of bed and per?
forming tlie ceremony in his shirt alone, or
conducting it from his bedroom window when
there was less time. So many did he marry
without strictly conforming to the letter of '.he
law, that the Legislature of Kentucky, a few
yeai-s ago, found it necessary to pass a special
act legalizing his marriages.
-The Indiscretion of the Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher has led him to give piling letters
much more frequently than was creditable to
himself. But to bc posted to thc public in the
flaming advertisement of a truss peddler, as
having enjoyed the benefits of his treatment
for ruptures, was too much even for Mr.
Beecher. A warm letter from the reverend
gentleman to the trues man Is just published,
in which Mr. Beecher says : "I regard your
action toward me as an impertinence, and
your treatment of the public as a deliberate
swindle. If you will put one of your trusses upon
your own mouth we shall'fiave a test case, for
I know of no other rupture so eminent and
disgusting. P. S.-This letter, the only
one which I have ever addressed to you, you
arc at liberty to publish."
-A writer in the Peuple Francais tells a
rather hard story of Mehcmet Ali, In illustra?
tion of his nice sense of Justice. Making a
tour of Iiis provinces, in great state and with
a cavalry guard, he was stopped by an old wo?
man, who threw herself at his leet. "Your
Highness," said she, "one of your soldiers has
bought some milk ol' me for six paras, and
won't pay me." "Why won't you pay her ?"
demanded Mehcmet All of thc soldier. "Mas?
ter," said he, "ibis woman lies; she has sold
me no milk, and I owe her nothing." "You
swear by Allah that you speak the truth ?" Baid
thc Paclia then to thc woman. "Yes, I swear
it." "And you as well ?" said he to thc soldier.
"Yes, I swear it." "Very well," said Hie Pa?
cha. Then turning to his guard, he added,
with perfect composure. "Take this man and
open his stomach." The Pacha's order was
obeyed, ami thc milk was found. The soldier
liad just drank it. "Thc woman is right," said
Mehcmet Ali, remounting his horse; "let her
have lier six paras that ure due her." And he
continued lils journey.
-In tho ranks of tiie Pontifical Zouaves at
Rome is one whose name appears on Hie roll
as "Lalicki, n? Anthropophagite." Somewhere
in the Polynesian archipelago lhere is un cc
ccntric population which still preserve thc
good old i radii ions ol' anthropophagy. There
was bom thc Zouave : he was thc Offspring of
honest though cannibalistic parents, who were
kings in their tribe Huco u numerous family,
all have now disappeared-victims to Hie de?
mon of play. For it appears Hui! these canni?
bals ure devoted io the gambling table, ami.
when tiley have lost ail thal men can los-, in?
cluding their arm-. Ihelr children and llielr
wives, puls themselves u?i as stakes, and thc
winner e.iis the loser. Thus perished, after a
game ol' Polynesian faro, the entire family or
vining Lalickl. Il seems that Liio boy was in?
cluded in thc bet, but lie managed tOcscape
while his papa and mamma were on Hie spit,
und was received by some pious missionaries,
who put liim lo school, taught him his cate?
chism, and then, when he was old enough,
sent liim to Rome, to show that even royalty
was proud to mount guard at the palace of
-The Hessian Government has forbidden
tlie employment ol' children as rope-dancers,
horse-riders ami gymnasts. Now let our en?
lightened nineteenth century Legislatures
ta!--" a hint from this old fogy government.
A SUCCESSOR FOR WHITTEMORE.
Proposed Nomination of a Respectable
The Chesterfield Democrat, in the following
article, advises the white people to join hands
with the respectable negroes, and elect a col?
ored man In the place of the lamented Whltte
It will not be long before a writ of election
will be issue; 1 to fill the vacancy "occasioned by
death, resignation, or otherwise of the Hon.
Rev. B. F. Whittemore, Esq." In the mean?
time the Democracy should consider the proper
coarse to be pursued.
The grand object ought to be, and we pre?
sume will be, to prevent another carpet-bag?
ger or meaner scalawag from misrepresenting
any portion of our people. To do tnia we will
be compelled to Join our votes with those of
the decent portion of the native negroes and
secure the election of tue best men from their
rank3 that can be found. This, we believe,
.an be easily done. They have sense enough
to see that they have been cheated out of all
the best offices by such men as Whittemore,
and that when one of their color is brought
prominently forward it ls almost always some
Yankee free negro and not a native. With the
help of the Democracy, they will readily per?
ceive that a respectable Sonth Carolina negro
may now be elevated above the heads of these
strangers, and occupy, we trust, with a great
deal more credit to his race, a seat which the
great leader of the carpet-bag gentry was pro?
nounced unfit to retain.
We are sure there are numbers of decent ne?
groes who hold the conduct of Whittemore in
contempt, and would like to have the opportu?
nity to vindicate themselves from the suspi?
cion of endorsing such a man. If they really
are not bound soul and body to the party
which Whittemore represents, a regard for
their own character will drive them to the
course we suggest.
Let a decent Intelligent negro be put in
nomination at once rather than a low, dirty,
tricky, dishonest white man, who has no in?
terest In the country, no attachment for the
people, no Idea of justice, no regard for truth,
no respect for himself or anybody else.
Name the man at once.
THE GERMANS IN AMERICA.
A Glowing Trlbnte.
Emilio Castelar, the eloquent member of the
Spanish Cortes, has recently written a letter
to the editors ot the New Free Press, of Vienna,
in reply to the many letters received by him
from different portions of Germany, congratu?
lating him on his speeches upon religion and
monarchy. After giving an analysis of the
Spanish character, he explains the principles
and plans of the Spanish Republicans, and
states that their objects are to form the United
States of Europe upon a similar basis as the
United States of America. The true law of
social grouping, he says, will constitute of
freemen a municipality; of free municipalities,
a canton; of free cantons, a State; of free
States, a federal republic. In concluding, he
Turn your eyes to the great republic that
the German races have founded In that para?
dise of the future, America. There all men
acknowledge one country, and all consciences
one altar. The hut of its humbloU citizen
is more to be envied than the palace of the
first of our kings; periodicals hud and grow in
its cities like leaves in a wood; associations
form lhere as regtdarly as forms the organ?
isms of the natural world; churches support
themselves and exist In complete indepen?
dence of each other; every municipality ls a
separate State, which calls all its members to
the same political life, and renders them all
legislators, magistrates and sovereigns. The
school and the library, those disseminators ol
Ideas, educate the people to self-government
It has discovered steam, and centrlpled human
forces; It has concentrated thc lightning, invent
ed the telegraph, laid bare unexplored forests,
populated improvised cities, and united thc
Atlantic and Pacific by a linc of railroad. It
has plunged into the abysses and eternal si?
lence of the waters, and suspended there a tele?
graph cable. Why ahould not we, the people
of Europe, with all our appliances of art and
civilization, follow in the footsteps of America.
-The order allowing beards in the British
army saves $20,000 a year for shaving.
-Nilsson ls now said to be betrothed to a
"rich young man, well known In the financial
-"The Caged Lion," by Miss Yonge, author
ot "The Heir of Redclyffe," is Just published In
- Offenbach's last opera bouffe ls entitled
"Le Grand Lama." It ls In four acts, and ls
written for the Varietes.
-A Marseilles theatre ls playing a melodra?
ma, entitled "The Crime of Pantin," which
concludes with the apotheosis ol' the victims
of the assassin In a vision.
-Dr. Strousberg, of Berlin, supplied 4000
poor families with fuel enough to last through
the winter Immediately after thc cold weather
set in, and hos opened four kitchens where
soup and meat ls given to all who come, at an
average of 10.000 persons a day.
-Don Pedro, of Brazil, paid an unusual com?
pliment to the new British minister on his re?
cent arrival. He not only Invited him to din?
ner at the palace, but sent word that he would
aliow him half an hour for dining, thc Empe?
ror's rule, except on great occasions, being an
invariable twenty minutes.
-At a barbers' festival recently held in Scot?
land, the chairman said the first shaving Im?
plements ever In use were stone scissors, and
the way they were put in operation was by
laying the beard on a stone, and striking it
sharply with another stone until reduced to
the requisite shape.
-Anglican Church dignitaries are coquet?
ting with those of the Greek Church. The
Archbishop of Syria, after having been dined
and feted by Dean Stanley and the Archbishop
of York, hos been made an LL. D. by the
University of Cambridge, and Oxford will soon
follow suit. The Church Union has also pre?
sented him with an address. Altogether, thc
archbishop has had a good time in England.
-In an English court of law lately, a witness
was called to attest lo a person's insanity. "I
know he's mad," said the wil ness, "because
the poor fellow Imagines himself to bc the
prophet Jeremiah." "Do you consider that to
be a proof ot mental d?rangement?" asked
the examining counsel. "I should rallier
think so," cuiiUdently replied the witness,
..seeing that 1 myself um the prophet Jere?
-l?ocherort's family Uno has been traced to
Lucienne de Rochefort, (laughter ol Count
Ruch.-iiiri Lnncaz. who was married in 1101,
at ten years ot age. to thc son of Philip the
First, afterward Louis thc Sixth. Tho mar?
riage wa- dissolved (bet?re being consumma?
ted.) ?u the Omiten ol'Tours, in 1107, al thc
instance of the bridegroom, on accotitit ol' foo
close consanguinity. This is the foundation of
Rochcfort's claim to bc the descendant of
-Thc lat,1 Bishop ol' Manchester, England,
sets anything but a Christian example In one
of the provisions of his will. Many years ago
his eldest daughter married one of his chap?
lains-a mau of exemplary character-without
the Bishop's consent. She is by will excluded
from all in le rest in her father's property, who
explains lils act in these terms : "This I do not
in anger, but because I hold it a duty not to
let such conduct as hers and the person she is
married lo prove successful."
Brjirts gn? ?grmsljittg Q&OO<BB.
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THE LATEST STYLE '
PATENT MOULDED PAPER COLLARS;
LOOK FOR THE STAR SIGN,
. NEARLY OPPOSITE MARKET HALL.
JanlT emosDAO _
Dealers in Stoves, Ranges, Grates, Ac. Agente
for the Automatic Washing Machine and Wringer.
LMAR, G. W.-CHOICE DRUGS, CHR
MICALS, Surgical Instruments, Perfumeries
and Toilet Articles, 469 King, cor. Vanderhorst st.
ARCHER'S BAZAAR, 363 KING ST~.
Wholesale af Retail Notions and Fan cr- -
Goods, 60 per cent. ?<? than elsewhere._
ALLAN, JAMES, "WATCHES, CLOCKS,
Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Platedware, Spec?
tacles, Fancy Goods, Ac, Ko. 307 ting atre?*.
BABBOT, ALFRED A., AGENT OF THE.'
Havana Cigar Factory, "La Valentina," ns
East Bay street._
AZ AAR, F. VON S ANTEN, IMPORT
ER of Parts Fane Goods, Toys, French Con
fectlonery,India Rnbbf Goods Ac, Ne. 229 King st.
BISCHOFF & CO., HENRY, WHOLE?
SALE Grocers, and Dealers in wines, Li
quore, Cigars, Tobacco, Ac, 197 East Bay._
CHARLESTON HOTEL, THE BEST
regulated and ira ?shed House in the South
ern States. E. H. J CKSON, Proprietor._ .
COSGROVES SODA WATER MANU-v
FACTORY and Bottling Warerooms for Basa
and Hlbbert's London Ales, 37 Market st_
CHAPIN & CO., h., MANUFACTUREES
and Dealers In Carriages, Harness, AC,, 2ft
Hayne, A 33 A 38 Plnckney st. ; also, 193 Meeting BC
CORWIN & CO.. WM. S., IMPORTERS
and Dealers in Colee Whines, Brandies, Teas
and Groceries, Wholesale and Retail' 276 King st.
CHAFEE & CO., WM. H., WHOLE?
SALE Dealers In Groceries, Wines, Liquors,
Ac; Agents for Exton's Crackers, 207 East Bay.
CHAFEE'S TONIC, THE BEST AND
most pleasant Stomach Regulator extant
Chafee A Co., No. 207 East Bay, Manufacturers.
DUVAL & SON, J. B., MANUFACTUR?
ERS of Tinware, Dealers m Stoves. House
Furnishing Goods, Ac, 337 King st._
EAS0N IRON WORKS, ESTABLISH^
1838, Nassau and Columbus streets; Steam
Engines, Marine. Portable and Stationery. Boilers.
FRENCH CHINA, AT IMPORTER'S'*
Cost, now Helling at R. H. MCDOWELL'S,
corner of King and Liberty ats._
FOLLIN, G., TOBACCO COMMISSION '
Merchant, Manufacturers' Agent for re?
sale of Standard Brands, No. 181 East Bay._
FURNITURE WAREBOOMS, ESTAB?
LISHED 1838. D. H. Silcox, Noa. 176,177 and
179 King st. Gooda carefully packed and shipped.
fi OLDSMITH & SON, MOSES, 4, 6 AND
vX 8 Vendue Range,Wholesale Dealers in Iron,,
Metala, Rags. Paper atock, Hides, Wool, ttC
/^.URNEY, WM., FACTOR AND COMMIS
VJT SION Merchant, 102 East Bay, and 1 Accom?
p OUTEVENIER BROS., (SUCCESSORS
VT to A riling.) dealers in Millinery, Fancy
Goods. Toys, China, Glassware, Ac, 237 King st -
TTENEREY, WM. S., 314 MEETING ST*.r
JUL Machinist and Founder, Manufacturer of
Engines, and Improved Agricultural Implements.
EINSMAN & HOWELL, GENERAL.
Commission Merchants, and Agenta for
Mapes' Superphosphate of Lime, No. 128 East Bay.
LYONS A MURRAY, WHOLESALE ANT*
Retail Dealers in Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Ac,
7? Market st., near Meeting, Sign of "Big Boot."
LA CRIOLLA.-JOSE JARA, IMPOR?
TER and Manufacturer of Havana Cigars,
Wholesale and Retail, cor. Meeting and Market sta.
LITTLE & CO., GEO., 213 KING ST.,
sell the eheapest and best Clothing and Fur?
nishing Goods in Charleston..
MERTENS, W. A., DEALER IN LA?
DIES', Misses', Gent's, Boys' and Children'?
Boots and Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Ac. 282 King st
MERNAUGH, N., DEALER IN BOOTS,
Shoes, Huts, Trunks, Valises, Ac, 212 King
MARBLE WORKS.-THE OLD ESTAB?
LISHMENT, E. R. WHITE, Proprietor, 119
Meeting st., next old Theatre lot
MATTHIESSEN, WM., STAR SHIRT'
Emporium and Fine Clothing and Tailoring
House, Gents' Furnishing Goods, 291 King st.
NEUPVILLE, B. K., BLANK BOOK
Manufacturer, Job Printer and stationer, 9
Broad at. Magazines, Ac, bound in all styles.
NOAH'S ARK.-WM MCLEAN, JOBBER
and Dealer In Toys, Fancy Goods, Show Ca
ses. Stamping A Pinking a specialty ; 433 King at
OSTENDORFF <fc CO., WHOLESALE
Grocers, Dealers In Wines, Liquors and Cl
gars, No. 176 East Bay._
O'NEILL, BERNARD, WHOLESALE
Grocer and Commission Merchant, 189
East Bay, and 48 and 60 State st._
PADDON, W. F., GAS FITTER, STEAM'
Fitter and Plumber, 447 King st. AU kinds
ot Gas Apparatus made to order._
PL4.NOFORTE AND MUSIC STORE,'
191 King st., ZOGBAUM, YOUNG A CO.v
Agen ts for Knabe A Co., Dunham A Sons, etc.
PHOENIX IRON WORKS, ESTABLISHED
1S44, John F. Taylor & Co., Engineers and
Boilermakers, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Pritchard st.
PERRY, EDWARD, 155 MEETING ST.,
Printer, Stationer, and Oealer In Blank,
School and Law Books._
STOLL, WEBB & CO., WHOLESALE
and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, No. 289 King,
street, titree doors below Wentworth._
S~ COTTS' STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM
and Gents- Furnishing Room, Meeting st or?
posiie Market Hall. Agent for the Champion Brace::
SPEAR, JAMES E., 235RINGST., OPPO
slte I Insel, Importer and Dealer in Fine Watch?
es. Jewelry, Silver, Platedware. Fancy Goods. Ac.
THE GREAT SOUTHERN TEA HOUSE.'
WM. S. CORWIN A CO., 27.5 Klug st., branch
House of ppp Broadway. New York.
VOIGT, C., DEALER IN FRENCH CALF?
SKINS, Oak and Hemlock Sole Leather, Shoe
Findings. Hides. Furs and Beeswax, 85 Market st.
WILLIAMS & BRO., A. M, 9 BROAD
st.. up stairs. Railroad. Commercial and
General Job Printing, at New York prices._
WING, ROBERT, BELL HANGER AND
Locksmith, 122 King sr. Hotels and pri
vate houses titted up with Bells, Speaking Pipes.
WEBB, WM. L., IMPORTER OF CHID?
NA, Class aud Earthenware, 128 Meeting"
WHILDEN & CO., WATCHES, JEWEL
ry and Silverware, 265 King st. Ciockery
aud Glassware at Wholesale, No. 137 Meeting et.