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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
The Vote on the Plebiscite.
PARIS, May 9.
This city goes forty-four thousand against
In the departments, as far as heard from, there
is a great majority In the affirmative.
Precautions against an outbreak are doubled.
There is great agitation, but no conflicts.
PARIS, May 9, 6 P.M.
The returns or the voting on the Plebiscite show
the following results: Yea, 7.126,288. No, 1,485,
844. The army vote, as far as known, is: Yes,
219,200. No, 36,598.
The excitement is intense, but there has been
The Emperor presided at the Council of Minis?
ters to-day. The result ls reported to be that the
Minister of War was ordered to resign to-morrow,
and that Ollivier will be charged with the forma?
tion of a new cabinet.
Victor Hugo has been cited to appear before the
Tribunal for an article m the Rappel, exciting
hatred and contempt against the government.
The Dogma of Infallibility.
ROME, May 9.
Tl*-opponents of the dogma of infallbillty held
a conference to-day, preparatory to opening a
debate on the subject on Tuesday next.
John Bright will not Resign.
LONDON, May 9.
The report that John Bright will resign from
the Cabinet ls authoritatively denied.
The anticipated reduction of the duties on iron
by the Cnlted States causes great activity in that
article in the iron regions of Wales.
PARIS GOSSIP BY MAIZ.
[FROH OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. ]
> PARIS, April 23.
On the 8th of next month France will,
through its ten millions of electors-that is,
one to four in the population-inform us how
the new system of parliamentary government
. is appreciated, and what confidence the nation
bas in the dynasty. Irrespective of the form
* of the question to be submitted for popular
consideration-whether it will comprise all the
tables.of the law or the whole duty of man,
and which the Emperor's momentarily expect?
ed proclamation will fix and define, the issue
. has drifted into a trial of strength, between the
partisans of a misty Republicanism and the
Empire, with increased liberty. The result is
not doubtful for Napoleon. If the provincials
do not understand the new fundamental pact,
they do that the dynasty wants them to decide
between its new life and the men who have
kepi the country in a state of chronic disturb?
ance. "Yea" will Bignlfy we approve of the
concessions made, and will wait for more.
"No," that we first desire to clear ont the Tuil
* ?rio?. Blank votes or abstentions, will repre- j
Mdt indifference or dissatisfaction. In the
gen cfc elections of May, 1869, three and a
half millions of hostile votes were polled
against the system o? personal government,
but os this has been all but abandoned by that
Sublime warning," it is not to be expected
the same electors will marshal under the oppo?
sition flag again.
. NAPOLEON'S EXPECTATIONS.
Napoleon expects a vote of confidence of be?
tween atc and seven millions. With such he
mary gracefully port even with the right, how?
ever abstract, of the Plebiscite. The friends
of order, of nil shades, have grouped them?
selves to secare the government a guccess.
They enclose checke to meet the expenses of I
the "stumping committees," and when men !
Sut their hands thus In their pockets they are
I earnest. The leading members of the house
of Rothschild have come down handsomely,
which is important, from the fact that they
are not Mamelukes of the second Empire.
Their clients are cast-off sovereigns, hopeless
of restoration. The Left or Irreconcilables,
are, of course, divided-one party being for
complete abstention, as represented by Roche
fort: the other for a straightforward "no," as
led by: the eloquent Gambetta. Frenchmen,
with all their levity, are no fools. They are
folly aware there ls no abuse existing sufficient j
to get up a revolution, and that If a republic
waa desirable, there are no men to direct it.
Why an appeal to the people should meet with
the resistance of the people's friends ls incon?
ceivable. The occasion has now arrived where
all parties can count their supporters; and if,
after the solemn but not very valuable verdict,
the minority would be rational enough to
abide by Its 'defeat, the country would at
length be happy. Borne one has observed that
If France slept for twenty-four hours she would
never waken; she must ever be In a state of I
fermentation, more or less active.
THE POLITICAL ASPECT.
The two ministerial resignations are already
forgotten, If they were ever remembered.
PTlmeTJinieter Olli vier ls determined not to
faint by the way. He has eloquently spoken
in the Senate, that his work of liberalizing the
Empire has hardly yet commenced. The Sen?
ate has voted the new constitution with that
devotion towards Napoleon as was to be ex?
pected, ti As a political body, ic ls now dead
the 130 senators voted their existence unani?
mously away. Even ht death they were not
divided. Rtquiescat tn pace.
H. Bismark, being attacked with the Jaun?
dice, may view the foreign politics of Vater?
land rather splenetically, as in this case there
ls a close connection between mind and m at
ter. Napoleon the First lost one of his battles
when bilious, owing to the cook not having
done his duty to a leg of mutton, which at anoth?
er period would have passed unnoticed. As M.
Olli vier is a Siamese, minister for the moment,
holding the portfolio of foreign affairs along
with his own, he will not embroil France with
the Northern Confederation. Austria 1B en?
deavoring to bind the distinct nationalities of
the Empire, by withholding the claims of au?
tonomy from the Bohemians and Poles, while
the German element agitates to reign supreme.
Italy ls engaged in righting her financial
troubles, by ignoring retrenchments, 'and in
the interim "assassinations, unchecked and un
Suntaned, run riot. Spain pauses after the
asco at Barcelona, and the Cortes can hardly
make a house for the dispatch of business.
The King question is where it always has
been. 3he Duke dn Montpensier is support?
ing his thirty days' banishment wonderfully
well among his orange groves at Seville, ana
the familv of his victim decline to accept the
30,000 fr/blood money, to console their grief
for the lore of an eccentric parent. The ex
Queen of 8paln is in failing health. She is
quietly disposing of her household goods, and
since her separation from her husband, no
longer necessitates a large establishment. She
purposes selling her palace.
* THE TUILERIES
ls beginning to return to gay life, after the vi?
gore of the Lenten season. The Prince Im?
perial and his merry companions are spending
Easter vacation at Fontainebleau, taking les?
sons in hunting-the order of the day being
to let the boys do as they like. The Empress
is more and more withdrawing herself from
the turmoil of politics-a politician she de?
tests, and hardly ever receives. Her whole
attention ls divided between her son and chari?
table Institutions. The Emperor has just en?
tered In his sixty-third year. He looks very
fresh, and ls likely to become an evergreen
like that young fellow Auber, although we are
dally reminded of his failing health. One ol
the ablest ministerial journals, in a semi-in?
spired article on the pending vote, boasted in
reference to the ballot urnes, which have pro?
verbially been submitted to extraordinary feats
of prestidigitation, "the urne of'Caesar (Napo?
leon) was above suspicion." By a malignity
unparalleled the "devils,"-for urne, printed
"urine," which has set all France to laughing,
particularly when it is remembered that the
Emperor suffers from diabetes. ' The joke will
add ten years tamils Majesty's life.
THE DECEASED BOURBON DUCHESS.
Except among the old French aristocracy,
who will have no King but their Charley-that
is, the Count de Cbambord, the Fifth Harry of
France-the death of his mother, the Duchess
ofBerry, passes unobserved. She died in
8tyria, aged 72-a truly forgotten worthy-was
a Bourbon of the present blood, and like her
sister, mother of the Queen of Spain, repre?
sented the men of her family. She was mar?
ried in 1816 to the Duke, the second son of
Charles the Tenth, who was assassinated by
Lonvel, as he waa leaving the theatre to hand
his wife into uv- carriage. When the Duke en?
tered France by Granville, the sub-prefect of
that town occomodated him with a bed for tbe
night, and was rewarded by being appointed
director of tbe theatre alluded to. He brought
with him as a memento, and kept it in the
gTeen-room, the couch on which the Duke had
slept, and it was on that that his Highness ex?
pired The late duchess was prematurely con?
fined of a daughter, Which did not survive,
in 1817, but seven months after her hus?
band's death, she gave birth to the Count
de Chambortl. The evening of the day
she left her bed, and carried the hopes of
legitimacy to a balcony of the Tuileries, and
displayed the "miracle" to a sea of upturned
faces. When Charles the Tenth was dethron?
ed she shared his fortunes and subsequently
went to Italy, and invaded France in La Ven?
dee, in thc interests ol her son, Louis Philippe.
She wandered through the country dressed as
a peasant girl. Her feet became sore from the
thick woollen stockings and wooden shoeB.
She threw them away and marched barefooted,
|.butthe wh'teness of her leet not being very
peasant-like, -jhe besmeared them with clay,
and arrived in Nantes, where she was betrayed
by her "faithful Jew." The latter received his
thirty pieces of silver from Thiers, but his co?
religionists repudiated him, as they desired to
have only one Iscariot to make them blush.
The Jew, by shent-per-shent investments, died
rich-his only son declined to touch the wealth
and is now a priest. The duchess was Impris?
oned, but surprised the world by being enceinte.
She confessed her secret marriage with an
Italian nobleman. By this act, she foriclted
her right of regent, the thanes fell from her,
auv! she retired to live forty years next to for
I gotten. Her son never forgave the secret
marriage, and the natural tears he may shed
will not demand addresses of condolence to
dry them. The Legitimists ?have taken to a
six weeks" mourning, and the organs of their
views display black borders.
are becoming an institution in France, and
the government intends to go into the whole
Siestion of the relations of capital with labor,
e moment the Legislature meets, alter the
Plebiscite. To the colliers and foundrymen
must now be added the tailors, and the omni?
bus officials only wait the signal to shut up
is to come off to-morrow, the origin ol which
is very simple. A lady was riding a few morn?
ings ago in the Bois, accompanied by her
father and husband. Her horse bolted and
ran against that of a gentleman taking his con?
stitutional canter. The lady being thrown, be
dismounted, assisted her, and was thanked
warmly by her hrfJoand. But on going to his
own horse the animal was found dead. He
notified the lady's husband that he expected
him to cover the loss. An indignant reM'usal,
high words, and a choice o? arms followed.
M. DB LESSEPS
having no more isthmuses to conquer, has
taken to lecturing on his work and labor done.
It keep? up the Interest in the speculation, and
will facilitate future "calls," if necessary. The
celebrated perceur-as he Ls now called
speaks very well-is full ol Egyptian anec?
dotes. He told us that in the East, the world
marches only upon one leg, which explains
the cause of Its backwardness.
The Radical organs having emptied the
vials of their wrath on Prince Fierre Napoleon,
are Inclined to give him a lift as the constitu?
tion is being recast. They back up his claims
for the reversionary interest in the Empire,
against Prince Napoleon, who is down to in?
herit it In case the Prince Imperial dies, Ac.
They allege that Prince Pierre bel?g the eon
of Lucien, Napoleon the First's eldest brother,
it ls like fiat burglary to poss over the hero ot
Auteuil. The Prince has payed all charges
against him on account of the Tours trial
taxed costs, ?c., 171,430 frs. He has given a
few dinner parties to those friends who stood
by him in his adversity. He is at present oc?
cupied selecting furniture for his country seat
on the Belgian frontier. Since he has been
forced into public Ute, he will stay there lor
LA DIVA PATTI,
who is a spoiled pet with the Parisians,
has taken her break-down in the huguenots
very much. to heart, She was not hissed, but
the public left the house. As misfortunes come
In battalions, she was also a failure in Figlia del
Reggrrncnto-Vhe first time she has played it In
Paris. Although she has beat the Ram plan
plan to perfection, the audience did not re?
spond with a Viva la gloria. Some too zeal?
ous admirers desire to have her act in Nor?
ma. It is a case to be saved from friends.
I would remind the society for th? protec?
tion of animals, as a set-off for their failure to
suppress tho ratting matches in the Champs
Elysees, that in the central market of the city
there ls a band of women, whose employment
ia to prepare fat and tender poultry for the
public, by gouging out the eyes of some four
hundred cocks and-hens daily, "sewing up the
lids,'' and placing the birds In the dark cellars
for a fortnight, Just as the geese are treated
In and around Strasbourg to loree their alder
The medical students have resolved to con?
tinue their tac lies on the reopening of the Uni?
versity of Medicine, by hooting down Dr.
Sardieu, should he attempt to lecture. The
doctor has a pamphlet In the press, explaining
his evidence at Tours, and denying that he was
Sartlal to Prince Pierre. Its effects remain to
Large lithograph likenesses of Rochefort are
being sold, borne are so pale as to give his
raven locks the appearance or white hair,
which the vendor accounts for by saying his
hair has turned so since his imprisonment.
Domitian convoked the Roman Senate to as?
certain from it what waa the fittest sauce for
turbot. Ollivier has surpassed him-he has
convoked the French Senate to deliberate
upon what sauce was fittest to have itself
eaten with, and received for reply-Parlia?
For the first time since eighteen years the
army and navy will be allowed to vote, on the
occasion of the Plebiscite.
Count d'Aquilla-Bourbon, who cut off his son
with an angry shilling because he married a
very pretty American, was formally reconciled
with the young people yesterday. The death
?of his sister, thc Duchess de Berry, seems to
have brought him to reason.
(FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, May 9.
Thc Commissioner of Indian Affairs hos called
a convention to meet at the Cooper Institute,
New York, on the 18th or May, to take steps to
promote reform la the administration of Indian
affairs, and to sustain the President's policy in
regard to the Indians.
Those ia favor of the annexation of St. Domingo
claim that they have now the necessary two
thirds vote to secure the ratification or the
'Last night a colamn supporting the gallery or
the colored Baptist Church gave way, causing
the gallery to settle about a loot. Some of the
congregation ia their fright jumped out of the se?
cond story windows and injured themselves, but
Lawrence Brainard, aged 86, an United States
senator In 1854, died here to-day.
After a speech rrom Morrill, of Vermont, on the
tariff question, tte Appropriation bul was con?
The committee's amendments increasing the
appropriations to the offices of assistant treasu?
rer at New Orleans and Charleston to $1600 and
$2600 respectively were agreed to.
The Hons? adjourned without transacting any
PENNSYLVANIA, May 9.
The papers this morning are filled with de?
tails of damages by the hail storm.
McKenzie's nurseries had four thousand panes
or glass broken in the green houses. The damage
wiu amount to $10,000.
St. Marks and New Bethesda Churches had
their valuable stained glass windows shattered.
Half or the street tamps were destroyed.
The largest halls tone found was eleven Inches
in circumference, and weighed eleven ounces.
Many seri?os accidents occurred from runaway
THE M'FARZANB TRI AZ.
NEW YOKE, May 9.
The defence in the McFarland trial was con?
cluded to day. There ls an unusually large crowd,
including ladles, present in thc court-room.
A POET IN CHARZESTOX.
WHAT A GEORGIA EDITOR THINKS OF THE
"CITY BY THE SEA."
Impressions of thc Acade my-Til e Floral'
Pair-In the Rooms of the Board of
* Trade-Oar Market, its Merits and De?
fects-The Charleston Hotel-On the
Water-Fort Sumter as it is-T h e
Greek Captain of thc Eleanor, div.
Randall, the poet editor of the Augusta Con?
stitutionalist, who was a delegate to the re?
cent Immigration Convention, gives some edi?
torial dottings in his paper of what he saw du?
ring his visit to "the highly respectable and
never-to-be-l'orgotten City of Charleston.''
After describing a pleasant trip on the South
Carolina Railroad, he Bays :
Thus happily bestowed, the hours sped by
rapidly, and, in the cool of early evening 'ansi
through a refreshing rain, we shot by mignty
Uve oak avenues, fruitful market gardens,
grand plahtations, green hedge-rows and twin
water courses, into
The pranks of Aquarius, when displayed in
a cold drizzle, are not the best adornments of
brick, mortar and cobble stones, however
grateful to the parched earth, the broiled foli?
age and thc drought-dreading farmer. As the
dear old city was drenched on the evening of
our arrival? we postponed criticism till the
following day, which came with resplendent
sun and skies. Charleston is slow of growth,
but when she does make a progressive step it
is bound to be a sincere one. There- are two
notable instances. The first of which is the
ACADEMY OF MD8IC.
The larger part ol the splendid building so
called is devoted to theatrical purposes. The
visitor is prepared for something grand in the
way of a dramatic temple, by the really mag?
nificent and capacious avenues ol' approach.
The first sensation after leaving the main pas?
sage-way and entering the body ol' the theatre,
is one of disappointment as lo size. But this
false Impression quickly succeeds to one of
thorough admiration and beauly; the symme?
try, the amplitude and gorgeousness of every
detail, from the private boxes on thc par?
quette floor, to the dazzling gas sun in the
heaven of the lofty dome. The Charlesto
nians may well be proud of their temple of
the Muse; It is a gem Indeed, and deserves to
be the pet of the people. The remain?
der of this great edifice is taken up with stores,
drinking saloon, ball-room, supper-room,
cloak-rooms, and we know not now many
nooks specially adapted to the perfection of
such an abode of art and science. Mr. John
Chadwick, the proprietor, deserves a public
monument os a benefactor of the first degree.
In lieu of a statue in stone erected by a gene?
rous people, we are glad to know that his in?
vestment ls a paying one. Not perhaps as pro?
fitable ia mere cash as some others might have
been; but docs he not coln the smiles ol beau?
ty and the applause of the judicions ? A ud arc
not these, from a Charleston society, worth in?
calculably more than seven per cent ?
In the spacious and highly-finished ball-room
of the Academy building was held the
The fair was conducted under the auspices '
of the Charleston County Horticultural Socie- '
ty. The plants contributed were inadequate <
to fill up the hall, still thc display was very i
good considering the small amount of material
on hand. To the ladles who took charge of
the decoration and arrangement of the plants 1
great creditis due. Indeed, the skill displayed 1
us grouping the plants, instead of displaying i
them singly and in separate collections, made ?
the exhibition a success. The floral em?
bellishments were further evidences of good
taste. In visiting several beautiful gardens,
whose owners showed us the most marked 1
courtesy, we found numerous rare and well <
grown collections of roses. We really expect- ^
ed to find a full display of this "Queen of .
Flowers" at the exhibition, and lt ls to be de?
plored that her absence was too notably ap
fiarent. The display of vegetables was entire- 1
y at fault. The only specimens on exhibition i
were a basket of monstrous burr artichokes j
and a basket ot magnificent heads of butter
lettuce from the garden or E. Lafitte, Esq., .
whose rare skill in gardening was fully de- 1
monstrated in this instance. 1
THE BOARD OF TRADE. '
If Charleston ls pardonably intoxicated with
the glories of her Academy, she ls none the
less soberly proud of her Board of Trade and
Club-House. Hardly a step from the hotel, on
Meeting street, there is a superb house, which
would be an ornament to any city. This is the 1
sanctuary of the Board of Trade. If the out- <
side of the edifice is most presentable, the in- ,
terior is positively radiant. There ls no effort
at mere ahow, but everything is so pure, BO
tasteful, so brilliant withal, that strangers
from thc States South, when first intro?
duced, invariably exhibit surprise and al?
most rapture. The person who designed the
Improvements and suggested the para?
phernalia was a man ol consummate art.
Wher. we become tbe despotic prince of
some of these satrapies, he shall be bounti?
fully rewarded for any hluts In furnishing our
palatial abode. As it is, he has proved himself
the creator of a miracle of beauty without os- :
tentatious or .vulgar display. The Board of
Trade has rooms tor the peculiar wants of its
organization. The club part ol the building
consists of billiard rooms, restaurant, bar and
every other appurtenance necessary for such
an Institution. The courtesies of both are
freely bestowed upon each gentleman from
abroad, and, among Me favorable impressions
'borne uway from Charleston, the distinguished
politeness of the members of the Board of
Trade is most treasured.
As many of our delegation were lathers of
families, and therefore Interested in the food
question, we never tailed to take a morning
stroll through the *
The Charleston market is a great deal better
than that at Savannah, and throws our own
establishment completely Into the shade. But
it cannot rival in any particular thc market at
Mobile. Still, lt is so very much superior to
the common nm that *'we-uns" from the up?
country unanimously voted lt to be a curiosity
deserving of remembrance. In point of beef,
mutton and pork, it shows far more of
quantity than quality. The fish department
also is not quite up to the standard. of
so renowned a seaport as Charleston.
But the display of vegetables and fruit re?
deems any other deficiency, though even in
this particular there is room ft r improvement.
During two days of our stay, we did not see a
single bunch of asparagus, though the soil and
climate are incomparably well adapted to its
growth. But, with this exception, the vege?
table market of Charleston is not only a sight
for the epicure, but one which ought to he
more generally emulated. Our hucksters
ought to take a trip there, that is ll they mean
business and do not intend to "pave hell with
good intentions." We noted more particularly
the excellence and variety of the soup-bunches.
A sosp-bunch in Chrleston is sometiug honest.
It contains in great quantity every vegetable
constituent of a good soup. In other words, lt
is about ten times better than what we get
here and costs precisely the same amount.
Speaking of edibles brings to mind the
By common consent, we believe, the Charles?
ton Hotel takes rank with the foremost in all
the South. Messrs. Jackson & Miller are de?
termined that this reputation shall not be low?
ered in their hands. The tremendous easiness
they have done this year seems to warrant the
conclusion that the public who travel are will?
ing to be their constituents and backers.
ON THE WATER.
He who goes to Charleston without walking
on the Battery, has lost a delicious treat. Not
only did we make the Battery familiar ground,
but, one afternoon, gazing toward Sumter, a
great and consuming desire to visit the histor?
ic places around the harbor took possession of
us. It happened that an old chum of ours
fathomed our wish and determined to gratify
it. With a nice little family party, we charter?
ed a yacht and set sall. The vessel was fast,
the wind brisk, anti the water just frolicsome
enough to give that trifling spice ol'dang
essential to thorough enjoyment. We rea
Sumter in about twenty minutes from the's
With the daring story ol the heroic i
and defence ever present to the n
their is a grandeur in the ruin which
fiasses the frippery of un m ut i la ted tem
ndeed. the Federal authorities seem to re
nize this fact, and so the reconstruction ol
glorious wreck bas probably been determ
upon as mitch for the sake ol destroyin
such could be, an Immortal inspiration, a.
purposes of national defence. The effeel
the unparalleled bombardment cannot be p
erly understood until the Inside of the pll
revealed. Such a rubbish heap was ha
ever seen before. In the middle of the pa
ground, a rough frame house has been b
n one side ot it a pyramid of shells and i
of every description was heaped np; on
other, as II* in mockery, a quiet cow nib
at the tough grass which has assumed sq
ter-soverelgnty of the hollows, and eli
8tragglingly the sloping steeps around,
what remains of the parapet fronting Mou!
a small lighthouse has been built,
scene from this point is entrancing. Si
van's Island with its cottages and batterie!
the one hand; Morris Island and its cordo
earthworks on the* other; the the great oe
beyond, dotted with distant sails. Below
the billows vexed themselves against the ro
loundatlon of the fort, and, far away,
Michael's steeple pointed Ito peaceful Ange
the home ol a High-born Kinsman who
dresseth human wrong. At sundown
craft flew "faster and falcon-like" towa
Charleston. When off the battery, she swe
ed about to let us take Into our very souls
Infinite delights of the panorama. The n
who lias not, in worldly warfare, "quencl
the spirit." will never be borne on the bos
of Charleston bay without thanking^ God
having made the world so beautiful, inde
though not given to the melting mood,
lifted our hearts in adoration, and fell
Reade expressed it when drifting over
"No moreno more.
The worldly shore
Upbraids me with Its loud uproar.
With dreamful eyes,
My spirit Hes
Under the walls of Paradise."'
The "improvement" of Fort Sumter m
put a stop, lp a great measure, to visits in tl
direction, as lbw people will care to see
when rehabilitated. Now ls the accepl
time, and the most attractive way to go is
taking passage on the fine yacht Eleanor. 1
captain is a Greek, originally called Ton:
Neo. But recognizing, perhaps, "the eten
fitness of things," he is now known as pit
Thomas Young-the American translation o
pure Hellenic name. The captain Is a vc
popular man and a first rate sailor. He ls i
chary of answering any questions put to hi:
But the writer could never get over the odd!
of that reconstructed patronymic when loc
lng into a face which still hints of tbe Arc!
pelago, and has been bronzed by the winds
the Ionian Sea as well as by the sun
POWELL-DIXON.-On the 5th Inst., at the re
ilence or Mr. H. M. Tomllnson, by Rev. E.
Buist, Mr. W. T. PowBLt,, orCheiaw, to Miss MAI
DIXON, formerly or Charleston. .* .
MOLON!*-MURRAY.-On the evening or Mi
Int, at the residence or the bride's parents, by tl
Rev. Dr. Moore, Mr. STBPHBN MALONY to Ml
MARY C., eldest daughter or B. Murray, Esq. 1
COMPLICATED MECHANISM. -
Are you aware that you are wonderfully ai
fearfully made, and that the complicated at
delicate mechanism of the human body can l
sntlrely disarranged by one part being- out of o
"er, just as the springs, wheels and cogs of
slock refuse to go, If even an inflnltesslmal po
lion of tbe works ls wanting 7
Being acquainted with thia fact, how surpri
ng lt ls to see hundreds or sensible men an
iromen going through lire like a creaking doo:
ilways complaining and yet never resorting 1
my means of improving their health.
Any little violent exercise for a few mlnui<
(viii occasion great distress, beating or the hear
throbbing or the temples and labored and lmpet
id respiration-this ls weakness or debility,
min and impoverished condition or the blooc
the pabylum or life.
Nature by these symptoms, is making a reqn
litton for assistance and support. The mach
aery ls out of order-a screw is loose somewher
in the animal mechanism-won't you repair lt
Won't you raise up the digestive apparatus to
aealthly condition, by a tonic and strengthen^
medicine? Invalids, dyspeptics, nervous an
delicate women, nursing mothers, listen to
word or advice f Take a course or SOLOMON'
BITTERS and you will be most assuredly restore
to your wonted health._mayio-toths3
?&- GERMAN SOCIETY OF SOU TI
CAROLINA.-Emigrants seeking employment ca:
obtain information concerning the same 'roc
Captain H. HARMS, Agent ol this Society, whoa
office for the present ls at No. 80 East Bay.
Parties wishing to employ Emigrants can consul
the Agent dally. Office hours from 12 to 2 o'clock
pa- EXECUTRIX'S NOTICE.-A L I
persons having any claims against the Estate o
the late EDWARD SMITH, or Aiken, S. C., wll
present the same properly attested to Q. A. DA
MON, No. 10 Broad street, and all persons Ind eb:
ed thereto will make payment to the same.
SARAH E. SMITH,
aprag toj_Quadded Executrix.
?&- PROPOSALS. -OFFICE SINKING
FUND COMMISSION, COLUMBIA, S. C., APRII
25,1870.-Notice ls hereby given that the Commis
Blon ls now prepared to receive proposals lor the
purchase er STOCK owned by the State. All com
munlcatlons must be addressed to the under?
signed. J. H. RA INET,
Secretary Sinking Fund Commission,
apr29 22_Columbia, S. C.
j-SB- NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. -
Sealed proposals fer 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
or Messrs. J. SIBLEY A SONS, Augusta, Qa., or
upon the premises at Langley, S. C. The Com?
pany reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
WM. C. SIBLEY, President
apr'.-) Imo_'Langley ManuTactnrlng Co.
PROPOSALS ARE INVITED TO
rurnish the Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Com?
pany 20,000 Telegraph Poles or durable timber, de?
liverable on or berore the nm day or June, 1870,
on the Une or the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
Railroad, or any navigable stream in North Caro?
lina, South Carolina or Georgia. Said Poles to be
as follows: 25 fee: In length, C inches in diameter
at the top, squared at both ends; bark, limbs and
knots all removed, with surface left smooth and
clean. Parties desiring to supply the whole, or
any part of the above, will address with full name
and PoBtoluce address, JOHN B. LAFITTE,
apr23 sltn4_No. 20 Broad Street.
?&~A GRAND EPOCH IN SCIENCE.
From the time -ighen, In 1834, Dr. RUQGE discov?
ered "Carbolic Acid" and its extraordinary medi?
cal effects, nothing m the history of Medi?me has
equalled it. Largely used by the French physi?
cians in treatment of consumptive and scrofu?
lous diseases, lt was introduced by the Court Phy?
sician Of Berlin, MAX ERNST HENRY, Into Prus?
sia, and from thence to the United States. No?
thing else of the present day can equal HEN?
RY'S SOLULION OR CARBOLIC CONSTITUTION
RENOVATOR. Patients get better after orUy one
dose luis been taken, ?rad we cordially recommend
lt to the public-(Editor "Argus." jani7 lyr
?mf AWAY WITH UNCOMFORTABLE
TRUSSES.-Comfort and Care for the Rnptnred.
Sent postpaid on receipt or io cents. Address
Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue, New
York. decl5 1
pS* TO THE PUBLIC-THE STEAM?
ER ST. HELENA will not ran to the Schutzen
platz as advertised, in consequence of the charter
party being refused the privilege of landing at the
Guano Company Wharf. J. H. MURRAY,
PB* BURNHAMS DRUG STORE.-IN
compliance with a reqaest of the Ladies' Memo?
rial Association, this Store will be closed THIS
DAT, from 1 o'clock to half-past 6 P. M.
maylo-1 . EDWARD S. BURNHAM.
^.CONSIGNEES PER STEAMER SEA
GULL, from Baltimore, are hereby notified that she
is THIS DAY discharging cargo at Pier No. 1,
Union Wharves. All Goods not taken away at
sunset will remain on wharf at consignees'
risk. MORDECAI A CO.,
PS- PEOPLE'S BANK OF SOUTH
CAROLINA.-This Bank is now prepared to sell
or issue at par Certificates for Shares of its Capi?
tal Stock, which will be entitled to participate in
all future divisions of profits or assets, at the rate
of Twenty-five Dollars each. .
JAMES B. BETTS,
may4-3 tuths6 PAC_, Cashier.
^OFFICE CHARLESTON CITY
RAILWAY COMPANY-CHARLESTON, MAY 7,
1870.-In order to provide increased facilities for
visitors to the Festival of the Sch?tzenfest, the
TWO HORSE (Red) CARS will be changed to the
KINO STREET LINE, and the ONE HORSE (Yellow)
CARS will run on the RUTLEDGE STREET LINE,
commencing MONDAY, the 9th instant, and so
continue until FRIDAY, the 13th instant, inclusive;
after which date they will resume tfftlr regular
routes. S. W. RAMSAY,
u pa* THE PIONEER STEAM FI BE
COMPANY-TO THE CITIZENS OF CHARLES?
TON: Wonld respectfully represent that the pre?
sent condition of their apparatus and of their fi?
nances compel them to make that appeal to your
liberality and public spirit, which has never yet
been made in vam by the Fire Department of
C%r Engine, worn and injured tn your service,
demands immediate and extensive repairs. Our
Hose, after faithful use for five years, is now un?
equal to the performance of its daly, and there is
a* balance due for the parchase of the Engine,
stUl remaining unpaid.
The pay from the city hos been greatly reduced
and can contribute to no more than the current
expenditures, and the resources of the Company
otherwise are entirely inadequate to meet these
necessities, or they would be cheerfully devoted
to them without a call upon your aid.
We are willing and anxious to devote to your
interest all our zeal and all oar service, without
recompense, and we only ask you to assist ns to
do so with that measure of efficiency which the
magnitude of that interest demands, by enabling
us to keep up our Engine and apparatus In pro?
The oldest chartered Company in the Depart?
ment, the Pioneer, in the introduction of steam
power for the salvation of your property, ask you
to look back upon the long years of its service,
and to contribute to that efficiency that lt is their
pride and your Interest to cherish and protect.
The following named gentlemen have been ap?
pointed a Committee to wait upon the citizens
and solicit contributions to the aggregate sum of
Two Thousand Dollars, for the purposes above
Bet forth. J. E. BURKE,
A. S. BROWN,
H. S. RENNEKER,
H. T. SURAU,
"Y O. GOUTVENIER,
W. P. RAVEN EL,
C. F. STEINMEYER,
J. C. SIGWALD.
By order of the Company.
A. T. SMYTHE,
J. W. McKENRY, Secretary._may4
pm- WEDLOCK-THE BASIS OF CIVIL
SOCIETY.-Essays for Yoong Men, on the honor
and happiness of Marriage, and the evils and dan?
gers of Celibacy, with sanitary help for the at?
tainment of man's true position in life. Sent free
in sealed envelopes. Address HOWARD ASSOCI?
ATION, Box P, Philadelphia, Pa.
^AN OLD FALLACY EXPLODED.
Thirty or forty years ago lt was the fashion to ad?
minister powerful purgatives as "spring medi?
cines." Terrine 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
m prospect. This pernicious custom is nearly ob?
solete, but there are some old Bourbons of private
life, Incapable alike of forgetting anything or
learning anything, who obstinately cling to it
still. Nothing could be more pernicious, more
utterly unphilosophicol than such an onslaught
on the vigor and elasticity ot the system. In
order to enable the physical structures to resist
the enervating effects of spring damps and sum?
mer heats, lt should be toned and reinforced, not
relaxed and weakened. The best medicine agent
for this purpose is HOSTETTER'S STOMACH
BITTERS. Its effect is 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 organization
is capable of resisting unhealthy influences,
which would prostrate an enfeebled system. A
vigorous digestion is 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 is taken regularly as a
stomachic. None of the tonic tinctures or ex?
tracts will supply the place of the Bitters, for the
Bimple reason that they operate as astringents
only. In fact, la ordinary practice, five or six
prescriptions would be required to produce sepa?
rately the beneficial results which are effected si?
multaneously and harmoniously by this single
SAVE MONEY BY HAVING YOUR
EXECUTED AT THE NEWS JOB
?-ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.-?*.
pm* LT YOU WANT LAW BOOKS,
LAW BLANKS and Legal Printing, go to EDWARD
PERRY, No. 166 Meeting street, opposite Charles
ton Hotel, Charleston. S. C._dec!4 smog
pg- MANHOOD.-A MEDICAL ESSAY
on the Cause and Core of Decline In Premature
Man, the treatment of Nervous and Physical De?
"There ls no member of society by whom this
book will not be found useful, whether such per?
son holds the relation ci Parent Preceptor or
Clergyman."-Medical Times and Gazette.
Sent by mall on receipt of fifty cents. Address
the Author, Dr. E. DEF. CURTIS, Washington,
D. C. sept! lyr
pS- IF YOU WANT STRAW, MANIL?
LA and all kinds of WRAPPING PAPERS, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 165 Meeting street, oppo?
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
pg- AWAY WITH SPECTACLES. -OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Ad
I dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
New York. ? decl6
?mf CONSIGNEES PER SCHOONER
JOHN HANCOCK are DOtlfled abe will discharge
cargo THIS DAY at Central Wharf. Goods not
called for before sunset will be stored at their
risk and expeuue. Nc claim allowed after Goods
are removed. WILLIAM ROACH A CO.
CARD. -CHARLESTON, S. C.,
MAY 0, 1870.-TO THE PUBLIC : The following
letter explains the reason why the Steamer St,
Helena cannot fullILher published trips to the
Schutzenplatz. E. L. TURNER.
CHARLESTON, May 9th, 1870.
E. L. Turner, Esrj.: *
DEAR SIR-The condition or the Pacific Compa
ny ;s Wharf is such as to make lt necessary far
me to refuse-permission for steamboats to land at
it. Yours, respectfully,
maylO_ST. J. RAVENEL.
^3fc> SCH UT ZEN FESTIVAL. -THE
Members and Visitors to the Festival are respect?
fully .informed that the Restaurant in the main
building is superintended by JOSEPHINE
ps* MRS. MCMILLAN, HAVING OPEN?
ED a SEWING-ROOM at her residence, No. 34
Wentworth street, will be pleased to receive a
continuation of the patronage hitherto extended
to the Sewing-room of Mr. D. B. Haselton, In King
street, which ls now closed. Mrs. M. thinks she
can give gt-:iera: eatlsracton to all her patrons.
^SORGHUM WORKS AND REFIN?
ERY.-The Works recently put up ror the Illustra?
tion of the precess of manufacturing syrup and
sugar from sorghum, and refining, will be in ope?
ration THIS DAY, from ll o'clock A. M. to 2
o'clock P. M., and will be continued from day to
day. All persons Interested are invited to wit?
ness lt. FRANCIS G. CART, Agent,
apr20 No. 32 East Bay.
Clothing ano -frtmictjing Chocos.
?J^-OW IS THE TIME.
GEORGE LITTLE AV CO.,
No. 213 KINO STREET.
Is the place to find the largest and best selected
stock of Men's, Youths' and Children's CLOTH?
ING ever otrered-Jn this market, and at prices to
suit the times. Having determined to sell our
Goods as low as can be purchased elsewhere, we
would respectfully solicit an examination of our
Our' Stock of CHILDREN'S CLOTHING com?
prises the latest styles In Linen and Cassimere.
Also a fine and well selected assortment of |
GEORGE LITTLE A CO.,
No. 213 King street, below Market.
No. 219 KING STREET.
CORNER OF WENTWORTH.
An extensive supply of SPRING CLOTHING,
made up expressly far the trade of this city, ls
now offered at LOW PRICES, the Goods having
been bought since the decline in gold. The as?
sortment consists ol all New Fabrics for men's
wear, and made up equal to custom work. This
house will continue to deserve the wide reputa?
tion lt bas enjoyed for many years or "selling the
best mailc Clothing in the city." In the stock
will be found the following:
SCOTCH CHEVIOT WALKING COAT SUITS
Scotch Cheviot Sack Coat Snits
French Batiste Walking Coat Suits
French Coating Walking Coat Suits
English and American Melton Coat Snits
Silk Mixed Coat Suits
Plaid Cassimere Coat Suits
Blue Fannel Coat Suits
French, Blue and Black Tricot Coat Suits
Oakes' Cassimere (all Wool) Coat Suits, at tis so.
BOYS' AND YOUTHS' CLOTHING.
The largest and best assortment In the city, viz:
Walking Coat SUITS, Sack Coat Suits, and Fancy
Knickerbocker Snits, for ages from 5 to 17 years,
of Meltons, Silk Mixed, Blue Flannels, Mixed Cas?
simere, Black Cloths, Ac, or all qualities.
in this department will be found every style of
Under-Garra en ts for men's wear, such as:
Gauze, Merino, Lisle Thread, Silk, Cotton and Per
Jeans and Linen Drawers
Silk Ties and Bows, Colored Silk Cravats and
French Kid Gloves, Beaver Gauntlets, Silk and
Patent Shoulder Suspenders, Braces, Ae.
STAR SHIRTS AND COLLARS,
Introduced by me In this city twenty-five yeara
w, and since then selling them to the satisfac?
tion or all purchasers.
nw Prices as advertised In Card.
Is supplied with French, English and American
COATINGS, Meltons, Batiste, Scotch Cheviot, Silk
Mixed and Cloths, or a variety ol shades.
CASSIMERES or the moat seject patterns of
the season, Plaids, Stripes anaThun, which Goods
will be made up to order, in the well known good
style always displayed at this House, and at mod?
WHITE TURKISH HAREM VESTS,
A new and elegant Garment.
tar Purchasers are invited to call and make
Captain B. W. McTUREOUS, Superintendent.
Authorized Agency for Southern Newspapers.
Publisher's Lowest Cash Rates to ail.
DISCOUNT TO LARGE ADVERTISERS.
Legal Notices, Real Estate Sales, and general
advertising Inserted in New York World, Tribune,
Journal of Commerce, Evening Poat, and other
Northern papers, on favorable terms.
WALKER, EVANS A COGSWELL,
mch3l lu'.hs No. 3 Broad street,
OE NEW YOEE
" FSlA1 side-wheel Steamship SOOTH^CML
CAROLINA, Adkins, Commander, ^"^TftftflBi
sail for New York on WEDNESDAY. May iith, at I
o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 2, UDIOU Wharves,
connecting with day Passenger Trains from 00
lnmbiaand Augusta, arriving at 4P. M
Through Bills Lading will be issued for Cotton
to LIVERPOOL, HAVRE, Boston and the New
England Manufacturing Cities.
The SOUTH CAROLINA will make close connec?
tion with Liverpool Steamship MINNESOTA, ot
Messrs. Williams A Galon's Line, sailing 18th of
Insurance by the Steamers of ima Une % per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
very superior stateroom accommodations, all on
deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER,
HUGER A AO., No. 28 Broad street, or to WM. A,
COURTENAY. No. 1 Union Wharves. mayo-fl
rp HE REGULAR . STEAM LINE.
WEEKLY TO PHILADELPHIA.
The Screw Steamship PROMETHEUS .-r-fria.
Grey, Commander, will sall for Pnilft'SffiJ^E
delphia, direct, on FRIDAY, May 13th, at io o'clock
A. M., from Brown's South Wharf.
93* Insurance by the steamers of t li IR Line x
For Freight engagements, or Passage (cabin
$16,) apply to
WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent,
may&-4_No. 1 Union Wharves.
T7ESSELS SUPPLIED WT?H CABIN AND
Y MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are rasjaot-^feCgk
fully Invited to call and examine the^gjggg*
quality and prices of our GOODS. Foil weight
guaranteed. Delivered free or expense.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 276 King street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, S. 0.
aar Branch of No. soo Broadway, New York.
JpOR BEAUFORT, TIA EDISTO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. _ ^Jr^"?w
Caroll White, will Hall from Charlee-rM?BBBKm
ton for above places every TUESDAY HORNING, at
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
early WBDNEBDAv MORNING, touching at ali the
above named Landings on her route to
Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A CO.
pOR PALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH. FERNANDINA JACKSON?
VILLE AND LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RIVER.
Steamer "DICTATOR," Captan.
George E. McMillan, sails every,
MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Steamer .'CITY POINT," Captain Fenn Peck,
sails everv FRIDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock. Con?
nectlng 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.
3. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
Janis_South Atlantic Wharf.
JPOR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.)
VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain 0.
Carroll White, will leave Charlea-,
ton every THCRSDAT MORNING, at 8 o'clock
The PILOT BOY wUl leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, touching at
Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting
at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamships far
The PILOT BOT will touch ab Boll's Island
Wharf every fortnight, going to and returning
from Savannah. J. D. AIKEN A CO.
I ? F M A N -H1^
GREAT GERMAN BITTERS!
THE BEST TONIC AND INYIGORATOR KNOWN I
They are unsurpassed as a core for Dyspepsia
and General Exhaustion.
ASURE PREVENTIVE OF FEVER AND AGUE,
BILIOUS. REMITTENT AND INTER- ?
IT IS INVALUABLE TO FEMALES !
'TIS A CORDIAL FOR THE AGED, AND A SURE
PROTECTION AGAINST ALL MALA?
lt ls undoubtedly trie best Medical Cor?
dial ?vcr offered to thc Public !
SAVANNAH, March 10,1870.
MESSRS. JAOOB LIPPMAN A BRO., Savannah, Ga.:
Gents-I have before me your esteemed letter of
the 14th instant, containing various documents
relative to your "German Bitters." After a caro?
mi examination I most confess that your Bitters
is really what you represent it to be, an old Ger?
man recipe of Dr. Mitcherllch, of Berlin, Prussia.
It will no doubt be excellent for Dyspepsia, Gen?
eral Debility and Nervous Diseases, and it ia a
good preventive of Chills and Fevers. I find it to
be the most delightful and pleasant stomachic
I remain, yours truly,
(Signed) Aro. P. WETTER.
KIRKLAND MILLS, GA., March 22,1870.
MESST*. JACOB LIPPMAN A BRO., Druggists, Sa?
Gentlemen-I have introduced your Great Ger?
man Bitters here to my customers and friends,
and I find better sale for them than any I have
ever kept before. Those who have tried them ap?
prove of them very highly, and I do not hesitate
in saying that they are far superior in value to
any other Bitters now in use.
(Signed) W. KIRKLAND.
We refer, by permission, to Doctors King, Sulli?
van, Duncan, and other leading physicians of Sa?
vannah; to ex-Mayor Anderson, John L. >'ma?
longa, and other distinguished citizens of Savan?
No license at all necessary to sell these Bit?
Retail Depots in Charleston, s. C., for Llppmaa'a
Great German Bitters: At the Drug Stores of
W. G. TROTT, DR. H. BAER,
A. W. ECKEL A CO., ED. S. BURNHAM,
W. A. SKR1NE, DR. P. M. COHEN,
DOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS, Druggists,
CLACIUS A WITTE, ^
STEFFENS, WERNER A DUCKER, and
HENRY BISCHOFF Sc, CO.,
aprie 6mos in Charleston, S. C.
rYOU WANT SCHOOL AND TEXT
BOOKS of a? kinda, cheaper than yon oatt
purchase eiwwher*. go to
v EDWARD PERRY,
No. 166 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hot?
Charleston, 8. C. .. de?14em?a