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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
AMNESTY EBOSPECTS-SOUTH CAR?
OLINA MATTERS IN CONGRESS.
The Repair of Port Sumter.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, May 5. .
- Ne less than three bilis for a general remo?
val or political disabilities are pending in Con?
gress, and Still another one reported in thc Sen?
ate, which only excepts Davis and Lee. There
seems to be no doubt that one of these bills will
become a law by the requisite two-thirds vote.
But in the meantime nearly a hundred memorials
a day are coming bi from the South, asking for
amnesty. Mr. Sawyer has jast presented one
from Reuben Harmon, of Lexington, S. C.
A memorial from David Foulk and others, citi?
zens of Spartanburg and Laurens Counties, s. C.,
has been presented ba the Senate, asking that the
old maU route from Spartanburg to Laurens ville,
via Walnut Grove, Hill's Factory, Mountain
Shoals and Scuffletown, be re-established. The
request ls before tue Senate Committee on Post
The Engineers' Bureau of the War Department
have nearly completed plans for thc repair of Fort
Sumter. An appropriation for the same Ls con?
tained lu the annual Fortification Appropriation
[FROM ms ASSOCIATED PRESS, j
WASHINGTON, May 5.
There was considerable excitement to-day.
The Radical convention to nominate a mayor
split. Messrs. Bowen and Richards, in a some?
what irregular nomination, and Emery, an inde?
pendent Radical, are regularly in the field for
. The Democrats carried Elkton, Maryland, to?
day-the negroes voting.
The Medical Association have appointed a
special committee to consider the subject of abor?
tion, with the view or suggesting means whereby
abortionists might be expelled. The officers
elected for the ensuing year were: President
StUle, of Pennsylvania; vice-presidents, Wether
ly, or Alabama; Gibbons, of California; Hurd, ol
Texas; Willey, of Minnesota. The place of the
next regular meeting will be California. Dr.
Ray bourn, who champions thc negro doctors,
strove for a hearing, hut was refused with much
hissing, and without definite action. Dr. Wm.
Walsh, connected with hospitals at Savannah, was
elected a member of the association. ;
In the Senate, Edmunds, from the Committee
on Pensions, reported Senate bUl to grant a pen?
sion to Mrs. Lincoln, with the recommendation
that lt be indefinitely postponed. The bill was
accompanied by the report, which was ordered to
WUgtti, from the Committee on Military Affairs,
reported, with amendments, the bill - relative to
bandings used for military purposes in New York
Drake, from the Naval Committee, reported a
substitute for bill to promote seamen for the
Vickers, from the Committee on Commerce, re?
ported adversely on bill to regulate the Importa?
tion of emigrants under labor contracts.
The report of the Committee on Pensions was
adverse to the House bill, granting Mrs. Lincoln
a pension of three thousand douars per annum, for
the reason that she is not In a destitute condi?
tion. She represents herself to be, that In 1667
she received from Congress and Mr. Lincoln's es?
tate $59,ooo. The committee report that they
have good reason to believe that she received a
large amount of clothing, plate and other house -
hold goods, after the death of Mr. Lincoln, which
should be added.. The committee think that a
fortune of $00,0*0 should be sufficient to take her
ont of the category of those whose necessities, tn
consequence ol the casualties of the pnbUc ser?
vice,- give .them a claim on the public treasury.
The report is signed by six members of the com?
Senator Sherman Introduced a bill proposing to
reduoe tte taxes forty-three and a half minions
. on Incomes, Bales, gross receipts, articles in sche?
dule A, salaries of United States officers, pass?
ports, legacies and successions, miscellaneous,
special taxes except spirits and tobacco, whioh
?aclades Ucease taxes and au taxes on employ -
xs tn ta. This will leave the taxes on the following
articles in farce: Dis tilled spirits, fermented
liquors, tobacco, gas, incomes, at the rate of
three per cent., all the stamp taxes or taxes col?
lectable by stamps.
A blt has bees reported from the Finance Com
' mit tee, g ran Ung a subsidy of fifteen thousand
dollars for ten years, for a semi-monthly s team
snip une between New Orleans, Campcachy, Sisal,
Tampico and Havana.
In the sub-committee proceedings of the House
the Pacific Railroad Company favored granting
franchises to the trans continental or thirty
second parallel Railroad. The main features of
the hui is to be left to a fnU committee.
In the House, Paine introduced a blU to provide
tot compensation in contested election cases. The
bul iras recommitted. It does not apply to the
The Civil Service bul was resumed. Jenckes
said: "The bea/y vote against the bul yesterday
was in the interest of thieves.'*
? motion to table the whole matter was defeat?
ed, and the bin was finally recommitted.
-The Committee on Elections reported a bill
regulating compensation in cases of contested
elections. ' It provides that no money shall be
paid the sitting or contesting memfter pending
the contest. After the decision, mileage and com?
pensation ls to be paid the party tb whom the
seat is awarded, the party against whom the
claim is decided to receive actual expenses.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs reported a
resolution on the Paraguayan investigation, de?
claring that Rear Admiral Gorden neglected to
perform his doty in neglecting to aid Was bourne
la reaching the Paraguayan Government. A mi?
nority report was presented. The ?alance of the
day was occupied In an effort to pass the Senate
Joint resolution granting additional landaand
privileges to the Northern Pacific Railroad. The
House ^adjourn ed to Monday without coming to a
vote. _^ ,
THE RICHMOND CALAMITY.
M RICHMOND, May 5.
A circular has been issued by David ?. Burr,
the president of the Chamber of Commerce; Gen
ena Malford, ex-United States agent of exchange;
John Purcell, chairman of the distributing com
mit tee* Isaac* Davenport, president ot the First
National Bank and treasurer of the relief com?
mittee, announcing that arrangements, thorough
and complete, for distributing the funds received
here are bi operation. The committee bas so or?
ganized as to insure aid to aU the sufferers by
the late calamity. The treasurer has received
five thousand dollars to-day from Northern cities.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Augusta ls raising a fund lor the Richmond
The drought in California ls excessive, and the
grain crops w in be short.
. The military sheriff of Warren County, Georgia,
has been arrested by the military for receiving
bribes from citizens.
Sixteen persons were removed to the smallpox
hospital rn'Philadelphia, Yesterday.
The earnings of Adelina Patti for the past sea?
son have been one mUUon francs, to say nothing
of the presents she has received. The Marquis
DeCanx, ber husband, has just contributed fifteen
hand red francs to the funds of the Pie bis cl tory
THE COLUMBIA MAYORALTY.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
Co Lr M BI A, May 5.
The Supreme Coori Unlay announced its
decision in the Colombia municipal election
case of Alexander vs. McKenzie, in favor of Alex?
ander, the new Mayor, and his party. The elec?
tion is declared to have been valid, and the new
officers are to take charge immediately. The ar?
rangement ls for the new officers to be sworn in
on Monday, at ll o'clock.
E UR O EE.
The Conspiracy against Napoleon to be
Investigated-What Patti Karns.
PARIS, May 5.
A decree has been published convoking
high court of justice to Investigate the plot
against the lire of the Emperor. The decree says :
. "Long before the issuance or this decree M. Emile
Olllver demonstrated beyond doubt the existence
or a revolutionary organization,having for its. aim
thc establishment of a democratic and social
republic, the members of which are resorting to
systematic vinification, outrages, calumnies, out?
breaks and assassination to accomplish their
The Si?cle to-day explains the situation as fol?
lows : "The government asks for an unqualified
approval of the past, and a carte blanche for the
It is reported that th? government has demand
ed or En; land ttve ext radii lon or Gustave Flourene,
on account of his complicity in the plot against
the life or the Emperor.
Traces or the conspiracy have been discovered
at Marseilles. There Ls much agitation at Beziers,
and troops are constantly arriving there. t> ?
The bullion in the Bank of France has decreas
? 'ed Uve million three hundred thousand rranca.
[ The Thunderer and the Woman Ques?
LONDON, May 5.
Thc Times deplores the woman's rights move?
ment in the Houseof Commons last evening, and
does not believe the women of England are at ali
LONDON, May 6.
A Brussels dispatch: says that Archbishop Ken?
rick has gone to Naples, to nnlsa his protest
against Papal infaUibillty. Dupa nlcup's reply to
Archbishop Spalding in the matter of infallibil?
ity, will soon he published.
The Pope has urged that the discussion on the
infallibility question be closed before Ascension
Day. The committee on that susject in the (Ecu?
menical Council bas promised to present a revis?
ed scheme immediately. One-ten lb of the bishops
present, Including Germans and Hungarians,
veted against thc scheme for a small catechism.
THE FREE-LOVE MURDER.
WHY HORACE GREELEY RETAINED COUNSEL
TO PROSECUTE MCFARLAND.
; The Tribune Philosopher^ Indorsement
-of Richardson's Course-The Validity
TTof a' Man'* Title to his Wife Disputed
by Slr. Greeley-His Interview with
Judge Garvin-He Acted in Behalf of j
The active sympathy and support given by
Horace Greeley to the prosecution of the Mc?
Farland murder trial having occasioned much
unfavorable comment, Mr. Greeley publishes
in the New York papers of Monday last the
following characteristic vindication ol his
course In the matter:
. A CARD.
Certain Journals having seen flt to censure
the employment of what they term ''private
counsel'1 In the prosecution of the McFarland
case, and to connect my name therewith, I
feel impelled to state the facts as they are,
which l was forbidden to do upon the witness
Daniel McFarland ls on trial for the murder
ol Albert D. Richardson. His defence is In?
sanity-the only defence possible in view of j
the conceded facts. Of the merits of that de?
fence, I was not called to pronounce as a wit?
ness, and I have nothing to say in any other
capacity.. I trust the jury empanelled will ren?
der a true verdict thereon, In the light of all
the evidence that may be adduced. I have
not tho faintest wish that they should regard
lt with levity or -unfavorable prejudice. Es?
teeming the hanging of sane men a mistake, I
ubobld contemplate the hanging of one insane
with horror. And whether nie loss of reason
was impelled by truth or falsehood makes no
difference In the eye of the law.
My interest in luis case centres not In the
I living but the dead. Albert D. Richardson
I was my friend. I hare travelled and camped
with him when we were almost alone upon
j the vast solitudes of the Plains, and knew him
os brave, generous and noble. I never heard
any one breathe a whisper to his discredit un
ttl this trouble arose. That he could be guilty
of seducing a wife from her husband, is con
trary to alli ever knew or believed of him
That he could deliberately resolve to install a
woman known to him as lewd and wanton, as
the mother of his children, is to me utterly
Incredible. I am sure that the truth which un?
derlies this tragedy has not been told; at all
events, is not generally understood.
I Richardson is dead. He cannot speak for
himself. His memory must be vindicated by
the efforts of his surviving lrlends, or not at
all. -And those efforts must be put forth under
great disadvantages. The other story has pos
session of the public ear. Powerini influences
and interests are enlisted In its support. Every
scoundrel who looks upon woman merely as
an instrument of lus lust, and never aided one
in distress except with intent to make her his
prey, rushes instinctively to the conclusion
that Richardson'was a seducer. He wants no
evidence of this but such as he Ands in his own
breast. And every one accustomed to look on
a wife merely as a species of property, where
of tlie title cannot be alienated by abuse any
more than If she were a horse er a dog, natu
rally inclines to the same verdict.
Anxious only that the whole truth in the
Sremises should be developed, and that my
eceascd friend's memory should be vindica?
ted from unjust aspersion, I called on the dis?
trict attorney a few days before that appointed
'or the commencement of this trial, to ask him
If he desired any aid in performing the duty
assigned him by law. I had not before seen
Mr. Garyin since we were lellow?members of
the Constitutional Convention, and had not
communicated with him in any manner. In
answer to my inquiry he said he preferred to
have an able counsellor associated with him in
the prosecution, and named Mr. Edwards
Pierrepont as such counsellor. I called ou
Mr. Pierrepont accordingly; but he was
obliged to try important cases for the govern?
ment throughout April, and could not assign
that public duty to another. I recorted that
decision to Mr. Garvin, who soon" alterward
sent me word that he wished Judge Noah
Davis as his associate. I had not suggested
either name to Mr. Garvin, nor, indeed, any
other. I then called at Judge Davis's office,
and, not finding him, stated the district at?
torney's wish to his partner (Judge Henry E.
Davies.) who assured me that, ir possible/Mr.
Garvin's request should be obeyed.
Such is the history of my agency in this
matter. I acted in behalf of Mr. Rlchandson's
friends, and at the suggestion of one of them
residing in his- native State. I am sure he
would have gladly done as much and more
for me had it oeen my fate to be first assassi?
nated, then unjustly covered with obloquy,
and his to survive me. If my efforts shall
have contributed, as I now feel confident they
will hove done, to vindicate his memory from
some part of the wrong whicn haa been doue
it, I shall reJoice,.whatever may the be faje of
his destroyer. HORACE GREELEY.
New York, May 2, 1870.
-The Duke of Edinburgh was lately offered by
the Maharajah of Cashmere a shawl which had
Incessantly occupied three hundred weavers for
three years. As the Duke refused to accept so
costly a gift, the Maharajah asked him to trans?
mit lt to the queen, upon which Pun adds:
To estimate a gift, so dear
Were useless-do not try it !
'Tis the chef d'oeuvre of Cashmere,
And no mere cash could bny it.
THE GREAT TRIAL.
TBE MOST EVENTFUL AXE SENSA?
TIONAL EAT TN ITS XL1ST0ET.
Mri. Calhoun on the Witness Stand
Her Explanation of those Famous
Letters-Defendant's Treatment of his
Wife-How She Came to go -on the
Stage-The Intercepted Letter, and
Mrs. Calhoun's View of It-Mrs. Mc?
Farland in Court.
Monday last was the culminating day of in?
terest in the history of the McFarland trial.
The court-room was packed with spectators.
The attendance ol' ladies was larger than on
any day before, and those who could not find
chairs willingly remained on their feet, prop?
ping themselves against the wall, during the
entire session. At recess, these ''wall-flow?
ers" obtained rest by occupying vacant chairs,
and drawing from their capacious pockets
luncheons, proceeded to discuss them in com?
mon with their more fortunate companions.
One coterie had a complete "set out" upon one
of thc tables. The double attraction of a pos?
sible row beiween the counsel on either side,
and the appearance of Mrs- Calhoun as a wit?
ness, caused alt the excitement.
MOKE EVIDENCE FOR TUE PROSECUTION.
The witnesses examined during the day
were all produced by the prosecution. Jn ad?
dition to Mrs. Calhoun, nine persons were
placed on thc stand. Mr. Horton testified that
on one occasion he saw McFarland at Delraon
ico's, corner of Chambers street and Broadway,
and that the prisoner was so grossly intoxicat?
ed "he couldn't walk." Witness said: "I took
him home in a carriage; I took him on my own
motion; we conversed by the way, and be
talked well enough, but didn't seem to have
the use of his limbs." Mr. Gamble, a resident
of Woodside, New Jersey, swore that he saw
McFarland at his (Mr. Gamble's) store in
Newark about a week before the shoot?
ing. Witness said: "He was inquiring
the whereabouts of Richardson, and he told me
that Richardson had alienated the affections
of bis wife-that he had stolen ? his wife-and
thai he would shoot him on sight." Mr. lan
son, also a resident of Woodside, said: "I first
saw the boy called Danny at Woodside about a
month ago; I understood it was McFarland's
boy; thc coy told me, one day, that his name
was 'Danny Sage.'" Mr. Merriam,who saw Mc?
Farland two days before the shooting, said he
observed no excitement in the prisoner's man?
ner on that occasion, but that McFarland look?
ed as li "he had been drinking hard-not that
day-but for some time previous."
Mark M. (..Brick") Pomeroy swore that in
the latter part of 13C8 "McFarland offered to
sell to him for $100, letters showing his
wife's debauchery, and tho character of
Richardson and others of the Tribune
staff, thinking that he (Pomeroy) would like
to "get square" with Horace Greeley, and that*
thc offer was rejected. Mr. Schemmerhorn
said he purchased an article from McFarland
for which he paid him $20, and which wns pub?
lished in the American Educational Magazine
for March last. The prisoner seemed to be
"perfectly rational" at thc time he submitted
the article for acceptance or rejection. Captain
Erhart, under whom McFarland held the posi?
tion of assistant provost marshal, in 18G3, tes?
tified partly as follows : "I never saw him
(McFarland) drunk lu my office or anywhere
else; I would not like lo swear that I ever saw
him under the influence of ardent spirits." Al
one time, soon after the Amity street shooting,
McFarland said lo witness, "If Richardson
wants to have anything to do with my wife
until she is legally divorced, he is on a perilous
TWO LAMBS OP NOTE.
Mrs. McFarland, unknown lo the greater
number of those present, entered the court?
room in company with a lady and gentleman
after thc recess. Her veil was thrown to oue
side and revealed a fair, sweet, matronly face,
BllgbUy tinged with sorrow. She wore a
widow's cap, and had her blonde hair arrang?
ed in heavy plaits. When Mrs. Calhoun enter?
ed thc court a dense mass of ladies, silling
and standing, occupied the area to the right of
the bench. Only "one or two persons were
aware of the lady's presence as she walked
briskly across the room and was soon hid away
among the large group of Jad?es under the clock.
Very little delay ensued before Judge Garvin
called the name of Mrs. Rankle, and then follow?
ed a scene of commotion, a moving to and fro,
shuttling of feet, straining of necks, scraping
ol'chairs and whisperings all over. The lady
advanced without delay to the witness stand,
and after being sworn, sat down to a most In?
tense semtiny from the four or five hundred
eyes in the audience. She wore a black silk
dress and velvet jacket trimmed with black
lace, a Marie Stuart lace collar, brown straw
hat, trimmed with brown velvet and ostrich
feather. She looked about twenty-eight years
o? age, thin in features, nervous and intellect?
ual, spoke very rapidly, with a peculiar snap,
rising inflection, and ?eft a very general im
Eression of being a smart, determined, clear
eaded woman; her answers were sharp,
ready and decisive, and though her cross ex?
amination was exceedingly minute and search?
ing, she came through the ordeal in triumph,
so far as she herself was personally concerned.
LITTLE PKRCV M'FAKLASP,
discovering that his mother was in court,
went over to the neighborhood of where he
thought lie saw her standing. It was at the
time ol' adjournment, and the mother had to
pass her little Bon, now separated from ber
forever, as he stood by the wicket of the
wooden railing. She passed without bestow?
ing a glance upon him, though he turned his
bright brown eyes intently upon her, and when
she passed out into the emerging crowd he said,
in reply to a question as to whether he saw
his mother, "res, I saw what I thought was
my mother, but sp she wouldn't look at me
I suppose*! was mistaken."
MUS. CALHOUN'S EVIDENCE.
The substance of her evidence was that she
first met Mrs. McFarland -in January, 18G6, at
an evening party at the house of a friend, and
saw her from that time till the separation from
her husband very often; was not intimate with
her before going to alie White Mountains
wrote her from half a dozen to ten letters, at
intervals; made an arrangement for her to
play at the Winter Garden; also aided her in
giving a series of readings; McFarland heartily
approved of her going on.the stage. In reply
to a question ?rom counsel, as te what were
her motives in all her dealings with Mr.
and. Mrs. McFarland, witness replied, that
she "wished simply to enable her to earn a liv?
ing for herself and her children. The witness
further slated that she never knew of any im
proper conduct between M .. Richardson and
MJ-S. McFarland. Mr. Graham read lc her a
portion of the famous "intercepted letter,"
and asked her if she thought that was proof
that he had outraged Mrs. McFarland's faai
ly ? Witness replied: 'it sound3 so much un?
like Mr. Richardson's, that, except on your au?
thority, I would not believe he wrote lt." Judge
Davis 6howed the letter in which the "J. R.
Y."or the "you" passage occurred, ?and asked,
"What is that word ?" The wiloes3 promply
replied, -it is ' yon.' " In regard to Mrs.
McFarland's 6tage experience, Mrs. Calnoun
testified that McFarland once said "he Believ?
ed she (Mrs. McFarland) would succeed;
that she bad more genius than any
other woman for the stage ; that she
lacked confidence and had faillis, but that
these would be overcome by practice. . He
said that he himself had trained heat and he
thought he was a better teacher for uer than
any one else" would be." Mrs. Calhoun related
an incident in her experience willi the Mcfar?
lands which roused the interest of the audi?
ence to the highest pitch. She was at their
residence, at No. 72 Amity street, and was
"reading a manuscript-a criticism-to Mrs.
McFarland." While she was reading McFar?
land entered the room and acted as Lt "he had
been drinking. He turned upon his wife with
very violent language, .and said, 'You d-d
gossip, you shall notnave your friends here in
my absence.' " Witness then left the room,
"but before she closed the door McFarland
cursed his wife." He said to his wife, "You
have received a letter from some lover. You
have been reading the letter, and this woman
has brought it." Judge Davis offered to read
in evidence a letter from Mrs. McFarland to
Mrs. Calhoun, but Recorder Hackett excluded
the evidence, saying, "I cannot permil the
statemettt ot the wite to be introduced against
her husband." The court then adjourned.
HOW MV CH DJD LESLIE O ET?
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Seeing in your issue of the 3d instant, the
following item, viz:
The person who knows is requested to in?
form a curious public whether Land Com?
missioner Leslie was paid $25,000 to resign
that lucrative position.
I write to inform yon that the amount of I
forty thousand dollars (540,000) Instead of |
twenty-five thousand dollars, ($25,000) as you
have it stated, was paid to the irrepressible
senator, Land Commissioner Leslie, to resign
his position. COLUMBIA.
GIBBES.-Died in this city on Friday, the 29th of
April last, Mrs. ANN WARD GIBBES, widow of the
late Benjamin S. Gibbes.
$Sr NOTICE.-THREE MONTHS AF?
TER t?iis date application will be made to the
Bank of Charleston for Renewal of CERTIFI?
CATES Nos. 0489 and 8248, each for five Whole
Shares lu tue said Bank. Also, to the People's
Bank of South Carolina, for Renewal or CERTIFI?
CATE No. "00, for one hundred Shares In said
Bank. Al30, to the Planters' a_J Mechanics'
Bank of South Carolina, for Renewal of CERTIF?
ICATE for nine Shares, standing In the name of
RICHARD BORUN BAKER, Jr., the orignal Cer?
tificates being lost.
RICHARD B. BAKER, M. D.
ps- PROPOSALS. -OFFICE SINKING
FOND COMMISSION, COLUMBIA, S. C., APRIL
25, 1870.-Notice ls hereby given that the Commis?
sion ls now prepared to receive proposals for the
purchaseiof STOCK owned by the State. All com?
munications must be addressed to the under?
signed. J. H. RAINET,
Secretary Sinking Fund Commission,
apr29 22_ Columbia, S. C.
par NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals for completing the Breast Dam
at Langley, S. C., (formerly known as Kalmia
Mills,) about eight miles from Augusta, on the
South Carolina Railroad, will be received until
May 1st. Specifications can be seen at the office
of Messrs. J. SIBLEY A SONS, Augusta, Ga., or
upon the premises at Langley, S. C. The Com?
pany reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
WM. C. SIBLEY, President
aprl4 imo_'langley Manufaoturlng Co.
ESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
CHARLESTON COUNTY-IN THE COMMON
PLEAS.-JOHN GETTY, trading under the Dame
of JOHN A THEODORE GETTY VS. EDMUND A.
SOUDER and STEPHEN T. SOUDER, Copartners
under the style of EDMUND A. SOUDER t CO.
To Edmund A. Souder and Stephen T. Sonder,
Defendants in this action :-You are hereby sum?
moned to answer thc complaint in this action,
whioH ls flied in the Office of the Clerk of th?
Court of Common Pleas for the said County, and
to serve a copy of your answer on the subscribers
at No. 41 Broad street, Charleston, S. C., within
twenty days after the service of this summons,
exclusive of the day of service.
If you fail to answer this complaint within the
time herein specified, the plaintiffs will take
judgment agalnBt you for the Bum of Thirty
three Thousand nine hundred and thirty-two
Dollars 100-13, with interest at the rate of seven
per cent, from the thirty-first day of March, one
thousand eight hundred and seventy, and costs.
BUIST A BUIST,
April i, 1870. Plaintiffs' Attorneys.
To Edmund A. Souder and Siep?ien T. Souder.
Take notice that the summons in Hits action, of
which the foregoing ls a copy, was filed In the
office of the Clerk of the Court or Common Pleas
at Charleston, In the County of Charleston, In the
State or South Carolina, on the flrrt day of April,
1870. BUIST A BUIST,
apr22 fe_Plaintiffs' Attorneys.
ps- THE PIONEER STEAM FIRE
COMPANY-TO TUE CITIZENS OF CHARLES?
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demands Immediate and extensive repairs. Our
Hose, after faithful use for .five years, ls now un?
equal to the performance of Its duty, and there is
a balance due for the purchase of the Engine,
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The pay from the city has been greatly reduced
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We are willing and anxious to devote to your
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pride and you^ interest to cherish and protects
The following named gentlemen have been ap?
pointed a Committee to wait upon the citizens
and solicit contributions lo the aggregate sum of j
Two Thousand Dollars, for the purposes above
set forth. J. E. BURKE,
? WILLIAM KNOX,
A. S. BROWN,
H. S. RENNEEER,
F. W. RENNEKER,
.?. H. T. SURAU,
J. O. GO?TVEN1ER,
.W. P. RAVENEL,
C. F. STEINMEYER,
J. C. SIQWJfLD.
. By order of the Company.
A. T. SMYTHE,
J. W. McKENRY, Secretary. may4
IF YOU WANT STRAW, MANIL?
LA and all kinds of WRAPPING PAPERS, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, oppo?
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
pS-_ AWAY WITH SPECTACLES. -OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt of io cents. Ad?
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
ps- WEDLOCK-THE BASIS OF CIVIL
SOCIETY.-Essays for Young Men, on the honor
and happiness of Marriage, and the evils and dan?
gers of Celibacy, with sanitary help for the at?
tainment of mac's true position In life. Sent free
m sealed envelopes. Address HOWARD ASSOCI?
ATION, Box P, Philadelphia, Pa.
pm- TO PRINTERS.-LF -YOU WANT
NEWS, BOOK, CAP, DEMI and MEDIUM PAPERS,
Elli Heads, Statements, Cards, Card Board, Print?
ing Material, Binding, Ruling and Cutting, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 156 Meeting street, oppo
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
AWAY WITH UNCOMFORTABLE
TRUSSES.-Commit and Cure for the Rnptnred.
Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Address
Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenne, New
York, dec! 6
^BEWARE.- THE PUBLIC IN GENE?
RAL are cautioned to look out for the spurious
articles put up ia imitation of and as substitutes
for SIMMONS'S LIVER REGULATOR. Buy only
from respectable druggists, and see that lt is put
up in.square packages and has the signatures of
A. Q. Simmons and J. LT. Zeilln & Co., on its side;
all others are frauds upon the public. Beware !
pW NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX. -
All persons Indebted to the Estate of the late WM.
C. SMALL will please make payment, and all
having claims against the same will present their
account?, properly attested, to WALTER E.
FISHER, N'o. 40 Hayne street.
SUSAN C. SMALL,
pSS-AS OLD FALLACY EXPLODED.
Thirty or forty year3 ago it was the fashion to ad?
minister powerful purgatives as "spring medi?
cines." Terrific doses of salts and senna,
calomel and jalap, or glauber salts were given to
all the members of a family, whether sick or well,
by way of preparing them for the warm weather
in prospect, nus pernicious custom is nearly ob
solete, but there are some old Bourbons of private
life, incapable alike of forgetting anything or
learning anything, wjio obstinately cling to it
still. Nothing contd be more pernicious, more
utterly unphilosopblcal than such an onslaught
on the vigor and elasticity of thc system. In
order to enable the physical structures to resist
the enervating effects of spring damps and sum
-mer heats, it should be toned and reinforced, not
relaxed and weakened. The best meulclne agent
for this purpose is UOSTETTER'S STOMACH
BITTERS. Its effect ls to tone the stomach and
liver, gently relieve the bowels from obstructions,
brace the nerves, improve the quality of the
blood, stimulate the appetite and cheer thc spir?
its. In this Improved condition the organiza'lon
is capable of resisting unhealthy Influences,
which would prostrate an enfeebled system. A
vigorous digestion ls ^absolutely essential to
health, and there ls no danger of the stomach fal?
tering or falling in its Important office if this ge?
nial vegetable elixir ls taken' regularly as a
stomachic. None of the tonic tinctures or ex?
tracts will supply the place of the Bitters, for the
j simple reason that they operate as astringents
only. In fact, in ordinary practice, Ave or six
prescriptions would be required to produce sepa?
rately the beneficial results which are effected si?
multaneously and harmoniously by tais single
specific. _ tflayS-fl PAC
pSf PEOPLE'S BANK OF SOUTH
CAROLINA.-TliLs Bank Ls now prepared to sell
or issae at par Certificates for Shares of its Capi?
tal Stock, wiiich will be entitled to participate In
ali future divisions of profits or assets, at the rate
of Twenty-five Dollars each.
JAMES B. BETTS,
may4-3 tuths6 D?C Cashier.
?aar CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARLESTON OFFICE, No.
8 BROAD STREET.-All money deposited In this
Bank on or before the 5th day of each month, will
bear Interest (at 0 per cent.) for that month, thc
same as if deposited on 1st Instant. .
D. RAVENEL, JR.,
JE3-SORGHUM WORKS AND REFIN?
ERY.-The Works recently put up for the Illustra?
tion of the process of manufacturing syrup and
Bugarfrom sorghum, and refining, will be In ope
t ration THIS DAT, from ll o'clock A. M. to 2
o'clock P. M., and will be continued from day to
day. A.: persons interested are invited to wit?
ness lt. FRANCIS G. CART. Agent,
aprao_Xo. 32 East Bay.
J3T SEA MOSS FARINE.-THIS IS A
new article of food, and we take pleusure In com?
mending to ?ur readers. We have used lt In our
families, and have found it to bc thc most nutri?
tious, delicate and palatable article for table use
we have seen.
. It ls a light and agreeable farine, very pleasant
to the taste, easy of digestion, and hence specially
adapted to the use of the sick, the thousands of
dyspeptics among ns, and for young children; be?
sides, the Sea Moss, Its principal Ingredient, has
many curative properties, and is highly recom?
mended for pectoral and scrofulous affections,
and ls perfectly harmless.
Here, then, we have an entirely new article or
food or the most delicate and Inviting character,
adapted to the use or the table for Blanc Mange,
Puddings, Charlotte de Russe, Ac, and almost In?
valuable for use by the invalid, lt is simple, deli?
cate, nutritious, harmless, remedial and econom?
ical, as lt can be furnished ror one-third to one
hair the cost of Corn Starch, Maizena. Farina,
Ac, for all or which lt is more than a substitute.
lt is made up without trouble, and will always
be good. Try lt, and our word ror lt, you will
continue in Its use.-Independent.
~pW SIC SEMPER T YR ANNIS.-TO
have good,"light, spongy, and at all times sweet
Bread, Biscuits, Rolls, Cakes, Ac, to have it nu?
tritious, and yet not injurious to health, ls cer?
tainly a great desideratum.
WAGNER'S VIRGINIA YEAST POWDERS
Combine all these properth.8. They do away en?
tirely with Yeast and the troublesome process of
making lt, saving you time, labor and money;
they are the most popular Powders in Virginia,
are the productions of home industry, and receiv?
ed at our late State Fair the highest premium over
all other Powders.
Prepared by L. WAGNER, Druggist, Richmond,
Va. DOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS,
aprl3 w.fm2moa Charleston. 3. C., Agents.
jE9-BATCHELOR'S HAIR DYE.-THIS
SPLENDID HAIR DYE is the best in the world
harmless, I^Bable, Instantaneous, does not con?
tain ?ead, nor any ri to i/o poison tcf produce par?
alysis or death. Avoid the vaunted and delusive
preparations boasting virtues they do not possess.
The genuine W. A. BATCHELOR'S HAIR DYE
has had thirty years' untarnished reputation to
uphold its integrity as the only perfect Hair Dye,
Black or Brown. Sold by all Druggists. Applied
at No. ic Bond street, New York.
nov28 rmwlyr *
SAVE MONEY BY HAVING YOUR
EXECUTED AT THE NEWS JOB
?-ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.-??
PW MANHOOD.-A MEDICAL ESSAY
on the Cause and Cure or Detune In Premature
Man, the treatment or Nervous and Physical De?
"There is no member or society by whom this
book will no: be round userai, whether such per?
son bolds the relation of Parent Preceptor or
Clergyman."-Medical Times and Gazette.
Sent by mall on receipt or fifty cents. Address
the Author, Dr. E. DEF. CURTIS, Washington,
D. C._septl lyr
pWk GRAND EPOCH LN SCIENCE.
From the time when, In 1834, Dr. RUGGE discov?
ered "Carbolic Acid" and Its extraordinary medi?
cal effects, nothing in the history of Medicine has
equalled lt Largely used by the French physi?
cians tn treatment of consumptive and scrofu?
lous diseases, lt was Introduced by the Court Phy?
sician of Berlin, MAX ERNST HENRY, into Pros
sia, and from thence to the United States. No?
thing else of the present day can equal HEN?
RY'S SOLULJON OR CARBOLIC CONSTITUTION
RENOVATOR. Patients get better after only one
dose ftas been taken, and we cordially recommend
it to the public-[Editor "Argus." janl7 lyr I
QUrtion Sales--&bis Atop.
By A. C. MCGILLIVRAY,
ID the Court of Common Pleas, Charleston
County-John and Theodore Getty vs. Edmund
A. Sonder A Co.
By virtue or an order or the Hon. R. B. Carpen?
ter, Circuit Judge*will be sold THIS DAT, che
6th or May, 1870, at the Old Customhouse, at
ll o'clock A. M.,
The two (2) Steamboats, known as the "GEN'L
HOOKER" and "W. W. FRAZIER."
The "General Hooker" measures sixty-eight
63-100 ton9, and the "W. W. Frazier" measures
one hundred and ninety-two 75-100 tons.
The said Steamboats will be sold as they now
lie, at Bennett's Wharf, in the City of Charleston,
and can be there examined.
Terms-One-fourth cash; balance La approved
endorsed notes, with Interest thereon at the rate
or seven per cent, per annum; payable in six,
nine and twelve months. Purchaser to pay for
papers and Btaraps. E. W. M. MACKEY,
maye_Sheri- Charleston County.
By WM. McKAT.
THIS DAY, FRIDAY, 6TU INSTANT, AT
10 o'clock, at No. 140 Meeting street, will be
MEAT SAFES, noosehold Furniture, Soras,
Lounges, French Bedsteads, Chairs, Crockery,
and a large lot Sundries.
On account ot whom it may concern: Felt and
Straw HATS, -hoe-, Dry Goods, Notions, Ac.
Terms cash. maye
By MILES BRAKE.
BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS.
THIS MORNING, at 10 o'clock, I. will sell at
my Store, corner of King and Liberty streets,
80 cases BOOTS AND SHOES, fresh stock, con?
sisting of: Men's Boots. Congress, Oxford Ties,
Balmorals, Brogans and Jersey Ties, Ladies'Serge
Congress, Polish Boots, Slippers and Buskins, and
a full line of Misses' and children's Shoes.
20 cases, 80 dozen, Men's and Boys' Felt and
Wool Hats. mayo
Unction Sales--JFature Stops.
By A. C. MCGILLIVRAY,
THREE STORY RESIDENCE, WITH
Large Lot, No. 8 Calhoun street, nearly
opposite East Bay, at Auction.
Will be sold un THURSDAY, thc 12th Instant, at
ll o'clock, in front ofthe Old Customhouse,
AU that LOT OF LAND, measuring -feet
front by-feet in depth, situate on the north
side of Calhoun street, 4th west of Washington
Btreet, together with a finely built three story
wooden Dwelling thereon, containing 8 large
roomB, double piazza to the west, dressing
rooms, pantry, large cistern, kitchen, and all
necessary outbuildings. Gas throughout Dwell?
Terms-One-third cash; the balance payable In
one and two years, secured by bond and mort?
gage of the property. Premises to be insured
and policy assigned. Purchaser paying Auc?
tioneer for papers and stamps as usual
Shirts and .f nmisfung <_>ooO0.
IS THE PLACE
TO GET YOUR
SIRING AND SUMMER OUTFITS
IN FURNISHING GOODS.
THE FAMOUS STAR SHIRTS,
GRAY'S PATENT MOULDED COLLARS.
SOLE AGENCY FOR
THE NEW SPIRAL SEAM DRAWERS,
THE PATENT CHAMPION BRACE,
(Suspenders and Shoulder Braces combined.)
SIGN OF THE STAR SHIRT,
MEETINO STREET, OPPOSITE MAJRKKT.
(Illina, Crocker?), 8z.
^flLLIAM G. TV HILDEN ft CO.,
Ll? _ N C "ST G O O I> 8
Hf PORTERS OP
CROCKERY, CHINA AHB GLASS WABE.
CHINA DUNNER SETS from $35 to $75.
CHINA TEA SETS from $8 to $26.
CUT GOBLETS, $2 SO to $12 per dozen.
CUT CHAMPAGNES, $2 50 lo $10 per dozen.
CUT WINES, $1 25'to $8 per dozen.
CUT CORDIALS, $1 26 to $6 per dozen.
CUT LEMONADES, $2 60 to $0 per dozen.
CUT TUMBLERS, 76 cents to $12 per dozen.
DECANTERS, $2 to $12 per dozen.
THE IMPROVED GEM SELF-SEALING JARS,
EXTRA PIECES FOR CHINA SETS.
CROCKERY AJ?B GLASSWARE
LN ORIGINAL PACKAGES.
AT WHOLESALE, Jto 137 MEETING ST.
OPPOSITE HAYNE STREET.
AT RETAIL. No. 255 KING STREET,
CORNER BE Al'FA IN.
may3 . _
The undersigned would most respectfully in?
form his friends and the public, that he is selfing
FRENCH CHINA at very reduced prices; also a
fine stock, well assorted, of Glassware and W. G.
Ware as agent, and such a stock generally to
meet the wants of that liberal patronage as here?
tofore bestowed upon him.
R. H. MCDOWELL, Agent,
King Btreet, cerner of Liberty street.
?poa NEW r OES.
Toe AI side-wheel Steamship SO?TH__r_Mi_
CAROLINA, Adkins, Commander, wiu2By__i_2
Ball for New York on WEDNESDAY. May Uta, at 6
o'clock P. M., from Pier No.- 2, CD lon Wharves,
connecting with day Passenger Trains from Co?
lumbia and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M.
Through Bills Lading wUl be Issued for Cotton
to LIVERPOOL, HAVRE, Boston and the New
England Madnfacturlng Cities.
T?e SOUTH CAROLINA will make close connec?
tion with Liverpool Steamship MINNESOTA, of
Messrs. Williams A Galon's Line, sailing astn of
insurance by the Steamers of this Une x per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
very superior stateroom accommodations, all oct
deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER,
HUGER A CO.. No. 26 Broad Street, or to WM. A.
COURTENAY, No. l Union Wharves. may6-e
rp HE REGULAR STEAM LINE.
WEEKLY TO PHILADELPHIA.
The Screw Steamship J. W. FT __f__fc.
MAN, Hinckley, Commander, will satlJsjafl^K
Tor Philadelphia, direct, on FRIDAY, May tith, at
10 o'clock A. M., from Brown's South Wharf.
45T Insurance oy the steamers of this Line )_
For Freight engagements, or Passage (cabin
$16,} apply to
WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent,
may2-5_No. 1 Union Wbarvee.
BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, BOS?
TON, AND THE CITIES OF THE NORTH*
TH SO VG B BILLS OF LASING GIVEN FOB
COTTON TO BREMEN.
The fine steamship FALCON. Horsey,,
Commander, will sad for Baltimore on.
SATURDAY, 7th May, at half-past io A. M.
nar pniladelpbia Freights forwarded te thar
city by railroad from Baltimore wimont adttr
tional lnsurance,and Consignees are allowed am?
ple time to sample and seU their Goods from
the Railroad Depot in Philadelphia.
PAUL 0. TRENHOLM, Agent,
may4-wfs3 No. 2 Union Wharves.
?XTESSEL? SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND.
V MESS STORES ON SH?XT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are rrnprrt _jjfi?hr
fully invited to call and examine xheS??mSi
quality and prices of our GOODS. Full weight
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 276 King street, opposite Hasel
Charleston, 8. 0.
Jt_T Branch of No. MO Broadway, New York,
JflOB BEAUFORT, VIA EDISTO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. r .
Caroll White, will sall from Char^-^SyfiSC
ton for above places every TUESDAY- MORNING, at
8 o'clock. .
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
early WEDNESDAY MOONING, tenoning at au the
above named Landings on her route to
Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A 00.
~pOB PALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA JACKSON*
VILLE AND LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RIYXR.
Steamer "DICTATOR," Captain r __dT---?__
George E. McMillan, saus every ^?S?TSS?t?
MONT?T EVENING at S o'clock
Steamer "CITY POINT," Captain Fenn Peck,
sails everv FRIDAT EVENING at 8 o'clock. Con?
necting with Steamer STARLIGHT for Enterprise.
Fare to and from Savannah $3 each way, in?
cluding berth and meals.
Through Tickets and through Bills of Lading
for Freight given.
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
janTj _South Atlantic Wharf.
JpOR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.)
VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain 0. - _?a--^w
Carroll White, will leave Charlea-??CL??S9C
ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at 8 o'clock, fer
The PILOT BOY wiu leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, touching at
Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting
at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamshipa for
The PILOT BOY WlU touch at Bull's Island
Wharf every fortnight, going to and muming
from Savannah, J. D. ALEJEN A 00.
~pOH GEORGETOWN, S. C.
The Steamer EMILIE, Captain P.
0. Lewis, wUl receive Freight at,_
South Commercial Wharf on SATURDAY, May 7t_
and leave as above on MONDAY MORNING, May 9th,
at 6 o'clock. Returning will leave Georgetown on
WEDNESDAY MORNING, May 11th, at 6 oTclock.
SHACKELFORD A KELLY, Agents.
. maye--_No. 1 Boyce's Wharf.
gCHTJTZENPLATZ, ASHLEY BTVER^
AND THE ANCIENT SITE OP "CHARLESTOWN."
ACCOMMODATION WHARF, FRIDAY, MAY tf,
AT 8 P. M.
The Steamer "ARGO," Gaptain D. - ?l|T>j**>rw
Boyle, will leave Accommodation4waH_3
Wharf THIS AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, on an Ex
curfilon to the above points, giving time at Schut
zenplatz to view the arrangements for the ap?
proaching "Sch?tzenfest," and returning about
Fare for the trip, Mc. ChUdren under 12 years
of age half-price.
N. B.-The Argo wul touch at West Point MUI
Wharf going and returning._may6-l
"piOR GARDNER'S BLUFF,
AND ALL INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS ON PEE?
DEE RlVTlR. VIA GEORGETOWN, S. C.
Th? steamer GENERAL MANI- _ __?__"*-*Jte
GJTCLT, Captain H. S. Cordes, is now r_B_3BC
receiving Freight at North Atlantic Wharf, aaa
will leave as above on SATURDAY MORNING, 7th
May. 3HACKELF0RD A KELLY,
may4-3 Agents, No. 1 Boyce's Wharf.
Q.KE66 & OSLEY,
Agents for the sale of
JAS. J. GREGG, JOHN OSLEY, JR,
Late of Granite viii e, S. C. Late firm Osley, Wilso 0.
apr!8 imo_A Co., Augusta, Ga
Q HUPEIN A WINKLER,
OFFICE NO. 276 KING STREET.
D0V13 Sm 08
IF YOU WANT PAPER BAGS, FLOUR
SACKS, and Bags of every description, go to
No. 166 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel,
Charleston, S. C._deol4 Smoe
IF YOU WANT THE CELEBRATED
CARTER'S WRITING and COPYING INK
combined, go to
No. 166 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel, -
Charleston. S. C._decl4 smos
1F YOU WANT SCHOOL AND TEXT
BOOKS of an kinds, cheaper than you can
purchase elsewhere, go to
No. 166 Meeting Btreet, opposite Charleston Hot?
Charleston, 8.0. deol4 6mo_
IF YOU WANT NOTE, LETTER AND?
CAP PAPERS and ENVELOPES, go to
No. 156 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel'
Ohfjleston, S. C._ deci4 amos
SHAMPOOING AND HAIR CUTTING.
JP LADIES A?DCHILDREN
Attended at their residences promptly and at
reasonabke rates. ..
Send orders te ^ G MA^HALL, Barber,
aprilM *?"a BrM* ?reet? (ap n?in'> '