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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1368.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY ll, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE RISO AGAIN AT WORK.
Poor MIlUon? of the Blue Ridge Bonds
to be Placed on the Market.
[SPEfTAl TELEERAV TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, May 10.
If has transpired tbat four millions of Blue
Ridg? Railroad bonds are to be pat apon the mar?
ket. One million of these bonds were signed yes?
terday. It ls understood that Scott, Harrison
and Gurney have been appointed a committee to
negotiate the bonds,
t Article ix, Sections 10 and 14 of the State Con?
stitution prohibits the endorsement by the State
of Railroad bonds. CORSAIR.
Hen and Things at thetu p i t al-A Straw
? of Hope-Taxation.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, May 9.
The commutation of the sentence of Friday
Nixon, from death to imprisonment for life in
the State penitentiary, is a straw of hope for
our State. The murderer goes to the peniten?
tiary. Nobody in South Carolina dreams that
he will not be out of that before election day
In October. He, like the hundreds that have
gone there before him, mnst be pardoned "to
preserve his civil rights." Now the hope in
it lies in chis, that the case of Friday Nixon is
so extreme that nothing but a drowning Gov?
ernor would clutch at such a straw. His Ex?
cellency must feel that his ' case is well-nigh
hopeless, or he never would toke such a step.
A general idea of the tendency of real estate
in Columbia maybe gathered from a statement
of a few points in reference to two houses-a
small and a large one-since 186C. The small
house, valued at $1200, has fallen in rent from
$25 a month in 1866 to $16 in 1870. The city
taxes on the same, for the same period, have
fallen from $12 to $10 the year; but the State
taxes have risen from $2 52 la 1866 to $10 in
1870. The larger house, valued at $5000, has
fallen In rent from $37 50 a month in 1866 to
$30 in 1870. City taxes have remained steadily
at $35; State taxes, however, have gone up
from $6 30 in 18C6 to $40 in 1870.
INSTALLATION OP THE NEW COUNCIL.
The installation of the new Mayor and Coun?
cil of the City of Columbia, this moir log nt ll
o'clock, was rather a tame affair. A crowd of
negroes, many of whom were women, were in
attendance to see the show. But there was
not much show, and the crowd was quite dis?
gusted, and left soon. The whole matter oc?
cupied but a few minutes. When the hour ar?
rived, the retiring Mayor-Mr. McKenzie
advised the new Mayor-Mr. Alexander-that
he was ready to administer the oath of office
to him as his successor. The oath was ad?
ministered; when the old Aldermen vacated
their seats for the new, to whom Mayor Alex?
ander proceeded to administer the regular
oath of installation. That was all. The old
officers retired, and Mayor Alexander sat at 1
the head of his Aldermen ready for business. 1
The number of applicants for the elective '
office* is said to nearly equal the colored c
population of the city. Besides ?iesejthe tag- rag .
'? and bob-tall of scal?wag?rie are gathered in (
upon the -new Council, begging for a chance to ,
serve the city-lor a consideration. Notice of ?
ten days is required under the law before any j
elections can be held. ?
Sampson, the Massachusetts chief clerk of i
Treasurer Parker, (of Massachusetts,) who ls
in Jail for forgery of State bond co upon j, is to
be tried for the felony here In South Carolina;
but the authorities o? New Tork are urging
the State authorities of this Slate to send
a requisition for Metcali, who is In prison in
New York. It is not very apparent to our
lawyers why he (Metcalf) ls not amenable to
the laws of New York. Others are trembling
in their shoes here about it.
ThWecoration of the graves of our Confede?
rate dead is to take place to-morrow, commit?
tees of ladies having been appointed to deco?
rate those in the various church-yards and at
the city cemetery. The decoration is to be
done quietly by the ladies-no ceremonies or
speeches or parade. Alter the work is done,
the citizens are to resort to the cemetery
about five in the afternoon-and that will be
alL _ _ CORSAIR.
THE NEW CITY GOVERNMENT.
[FROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, May 9.
This morning, at half-past ll o'clock, Mayor
McKenzie and a full board of Aldermen took
their seats in the Council Chamber, for the
purpose of resigning in favor of the party
whom the Supreme Court declared entitled lo
their places. John Alexander, trembling like
an aspen, and scarcely able to articulate, was
sworn in as Mayor, and Mr. McKenzie and his
board filed out of the chamber.
Alexander assumed the chair, and was
surrounded by his motley crew whom he
swore In, and to the letter, repeating verbatim
the oath prescribed in the State constitution.
It was amusing in the extreme to see how
little they knew. Alexander would say, quo?
ting from the book : ' I do solemnly swear or
affirm (as the case may be) that I was duly
elected or appointed (as the case maybe,)"
and the board would repeat like parrots, not
knowing (it were safe to believe) to what they ;
were subscribing. The oath prescribed seems ,
to be nothing more nor less than one by which
they bind themselves to believe in the policy
of the jeneral government, good or bad, and
to impfreitly obey its dictates. After they bad
taken the obligation, the Mayor and his board
amused themselves awhile consulting their
watches, examining the grain of the table. f
and looking sheepish generally, and at lost 1
decided to do "something."
Cooper, colored, moved that the regulations j
of the former Council be continued tempororl- |
ly, and the motion was adopted.
Joe Taylor, colored, then offered a r?solu- '
tion to the effect that a committee of three be
appointed to ascertain what city officers were i
necessary, and the amounts of salary they <
Bhould receive, and also to inquire into the ex- ?
pediency of uniforming the police force, which
. Simons, colored, then moved that Council ;
adjourn till to-morrow evening, ai 6 o'clock.
The motion was adopted and the Council ad
ourned. but someone about this time suggesti?
ng to the Mayor that he bad forgotten to de?
signate the committee provided for by the re?
solution offered by Simons, the Mayor request?
ed the board to resume their seats, and named
Mr. John Alexander, the present Mayor, 1
about a year ago, was thought to be insane, 1
and steps were taken by his wife to have him '
incarcerated in the asylum for the insane. <
The ill-absorbing topic now is, who shall be I
chief of police and policemen ? In my opinion '
the decision has already been made in the
Union League. There is no doubt that the 1
more intelligent and conservative of the party 1
would be willing and glad to make Louis
Badcllffe (the present incumbent) chief. But
this they dare not do. C. A. C.
END OF THE OBEAT TRIAL-M*FAR
NEW TORE, May io.
Thejiry In tb.3 McFarland trial have rendered
a verdict or not guilty, after three hours' delibera?
[FROM TOE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, May 10.
GeneralJos. H. Lewis, who commanded a
Confederate Kentucky brigade, has arrived. He
succeeds Golladay In Congress.
It Is again asserted that the President, yielding
to the Louisiana delegation, will remove Collector
Twenty thousand dollars' worth of distilleries
have been seized in North Carolina.
David C. Humphries, of Alabama, was confirm?
ed to-day as associate Jnstlce of toe Supreme
Court of the District cf Columbia, and Thomas
H. Pearue, of Tennessee, consul ai Jamaica.
The House Military bill was taken up, and a
substitute offered by the Senate Military Com?
mittee, which proposes a reduction of fifty to
twenty thousand men, was considered, when,
arter some discussion, the regular order, the Leg?
islative, Executive and Judiciary appropriation
bill, was debated to adjournment.
The House Committee en Reconstruction pro?
posed, In lieu of the Senate amendment, to rein?
troduce the original Georgia bill, with the addi?
tion of employment of thc militia, omiting Bing?
ham's amendment. They propose leavlnjHerms
or ellice to judicial decision. No action was taken.
The subject will be resumed on Thursday.
The Senate joint resolution, granting addi?
tional land subsidies, with the privilege to mort
gage the road to the Southern PaclQc Railroad
Company, came up in order. The previous ques?
tion having been seconded, the minority resorted
to dilatory motions, which occupied the time-up
to adjournment without reaching a vote.
Joseph H. Lewis, representative elect from the
Third District of Kentucky, via Gollgday, appear?
ed and took thc oath of office.
Riotous Dolus? in Paris.
PAWS, May io.
Several riots, none of which were serious,
occurred last night. Troops are posted through?
out the etty, and the demonstrations are more
noisy than dangerous.
The Income Tax in India.
LONDON, May io.
There ls a growing dldcontent at Bombay be?
cause of the Income tax, and there has been seve?
ral Indignation meetings.
PARIS, May io.
Returns from all parts of the oountry, excep t
Algeria, of the vote on the Pleelscitum. reporta
majority in its favor of over five and a half mil?
La Liberte says that the Emperor Intends to
abrogate the Bourbon and Orleans families. The
same journal wants complete freedom of the
press, as the result or the Pl?biscitons, and argues
that, after years of experience, all efforts agulnst
and opposition to the press ure vain. It is feared
that last night's disturbances will bc renewed
this evening. Ample means are being taken by
the government to prevent disorder. Great
crowds are assembling in Faubourg du Temple.
MEMORIAL DAT AT WILMINGTON.
WILMINGTON, May 10.
The celebration of the Confederate Memo?
rial day surpassed any previous year. All busl
less was suspended. A procession was form ed
U 4 o'clock P. M., consisting of Confederate ofU
?H, soldiers and sailors, cadets of the Cape Fear
leadenly, thc Memorial Association, schools and
>ther bodies. An address was delivered by Gen
?ral R. E. Colston. It ia estimated that two
honsand persons were on the ground. After the
uki ress and other appropriate ceremonies, the
graves were handsomely decorated. In the pro.
cession, accompanied by his wife, was Captain
lohn C. Brain, well known from his former con?
nection with the Confederate navy.
NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS.
RALEIGH, May 10.
The convention of this district assembled
to-day and nominated Madison Hawkins, of
Franklin, for the short term, to fill the vacancy
caused by the expulsion of Deweese, and James
Harris, negro,"for the regular term.
The Republican State Convention assembles to?
ATLANTA, May io.
Suit was brought to-day in the Superior
Court by Govenor Bullock against the Constitu?
tion newspaper, for libel and slander, in publish?
ing the 8tatemeuc that the Governor had Bold the
State Railroad to the Adams Express Company.
IMMIGRANTS AT NEW ORLEANS.
Nsw ORLEANS, May io
The steamship Frank ff t, from Bremen, has
arrived with thirty-live passengers, mostly Immi?
grants. The Frankfort brought seven men from
the British bark Hero. The Hero was burned on
the 21. She was bound from St. Jago de Cuba to
Montreal, with sugar and molasses.
THE MACE-ALLEN PRIZE FIGHT.
Nsw ORLEANS, May io.
The Mace and Allen excursion got off. There
was an Immense crowd, Including many promi?
nent merchants, lawyers, physicians, and ex
omcera of both armies, from generals down.
Seventy policemen accompanied the train a quar?
ter of a mlle out, where tlcketless persons were
ejected. Betting three to one on Mace.
KENNERS, LA., May io.
Mace whipped Allen In ten rounds, occupyln g
forty-four minutes. Allen is badly punished;
Mace scarcely injured. First blood for Mace; Ors t
knock down for Allen. Everything passed off
a F AR KS FROM THE WIRES.
Private Individuals throughout Cuba arc
tending presents of money and other articles to
he capturers or Goicu ria.
The news from the Danen Ship Canal isun
avorable. The Caledonia bay route is pronounced
inpracticable. The Indians continued frieadly.
k telegraph line was being built.
A terrible storm of stones occurred lately at
t*s Playas, Peru. Gardens, orchards and crops
jr all kinds were cut to pieces, lt was accom?
panied by a petty earthquake.
Yellow fever has appeared at Costa Rica.
Ajnongthe passengers by the Arizona, at New
Tork, are fifty-two survivors of thc Oneida.
UNDER WHICH KING.
[From the Columbia Guardian.]
The Sumter News claims as on "our side, ''
several of the papers of the State-thc Pheonix,
Lhe Anderson Intelligencer, Clarendon Press,
Dhesterfleld Democrat and Darlington Demo?
crat. Not knowing upon what Bide the Newe
is. we are unable to perceive upon what grounds
the claim is made.
This we do know, that the first heartily con?
curred In the resolutions of the Press Confer?
ence at the passage of the same, and the
second as heartily endorsed them afterwards.
It they have changed their minds, we would be
fiad to hear the reason, and would be glad to
now of them, and of all others upon the side
of the Sumter News, what side ls that.
Beyond the burial of a couple of dead issues,
the Press Conference suggested a State Con?
vention in June. It saw no other way of "car?
rying into effect the tender of peace and har?
mony lt had advised to be made to our colored
citizens Does the News know a bettor way ? .Il
so, in God's name let us have il !
HISTS FOR TRUCK FARMERS.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Knowing the interest you take in the pros
perlty of the farming class, lu and around Charles
ton; and knowing also the losses and disappoint
m cn ts felt by that Cass, of which I am one, I
had determined to go to New York, to see for
myself, and give the farmers, through you, with
your kind permission, the benefit of my observa?
With this intention I prepared some strawber
berries, as an experiment, and placed them on
board the steamship South Carolina, Captain Ad?
kins. And here permit me to pay a tribute of
justice and gratitude to Captain Adkins and his
officers, particularly to Mr. Onslow, the gentle
manly purser,4ia*fceir kindness, care and atten?
tion to the pleasure and comfort of the passen?
gers, some sixty odd In number, whose universal
verdict was entire satisfaction with the ship, her
officers and people during the trip. As for my?
self, I never experienced so ,easy, comfortable
and healthful a voyage before.
As I stated, I placed my strawberries ou board,
on deck, the peas, ic, being placed in the fore
part of the ship between decks. Would that I
had placed my berries with them. I had occa?
sion, designedly, to go down where the truck was
deposited, aud found it so cool there that lt was
uncomfortable, aud I was chilled if I remained
there long, there being a complete draft through
the apartment, the main hatch and side ventila?
tors being left open all the voyage, renderiug the
part where the vegetables were stowed as cool
as an icehouse.
We arrived safely in New York on Sunday, hav?
ing lert Charleston, as you know, ou Thursday
previous, at 5 o'clock. And here occurred the
great cause of my failure to realise accor dug to
my expectations; and also, the cause of failure,
if any,.in the prolitable sale of the truck or vege?
tables. By arriving on Sunday they have all to
lie over tl!/ Monday, which ls the worst ^ale-day
of any In the week. Had 1 but arriv?e on the
previous Friday, so as to be on hand for Satur?
day's market, which in New York, as ia Charles?
ton, ls the best day of Ihc week, 1 would nave
realized handsomely on my experiment; for ^he
berries, as well as all the vegetables, arrived in New
York In excellent order.
Now, the most suitable day ls Tuesday to leave
Charleston, arriving in New York on Friday. The
truck ls readily brought up to be placed in the
markets early on Saturday, thereby securing the
best sale for them. Any other day of the week
is not so good, either as to sale or price. And
this much desired result can be secured by ship?
ping by the South Carolina and her consort, the
Tennessee, whleh their liberal and accommoda?
ting owners, both here and in New York, upon
the proper representations, have placed at the
disposal OT the public, by consenting to change
the day of sailing from Thursday to Tuesday, to
meet the requirements or the best Interests of the
shippers of produce; provided that during the
truck season there can be procured enough freight
by tbelr line to secure them from loss. The
bgents are accommodating and gentlemanly, and
to whom I am under many obligations for the
efficient aid they gave me iu carrying out ray
It now lies with theshlpper3of produce whether
they will appreciate, as they ought, this liberal
and accommodating spirit of thc owners of this
line, by ?Mpplngou every Tuesday by the South
Carolina and the Tennessee, and thereby secur?
ing the success of their business and the best in?
terests of all concerned.
There are many other things which 1 observed,
which would take up too much time and space,
but which 1 could explain more fully verbally.
All which, Mr. Editor, ii cheerfully placed at your
disposal, for the interest or my brother farmers
In ?nd around Charleston.
Very respectfully, 4c, G. NUNAN.
Charleston, May 7,1870.
COLONEL AIKEN AND IMMIGRA
A German View of the Question.
[From the Suedlicher Correspondent, Charleston.]
Colonel D. Wyatt Aiken has proved by his
speech which he delivered before the Immi?
gration, Mechanical and Agricull ural Conven?
tion, that in six years since the close of the
civil war, in which time much could have been
learned and much accomplished to restore the
conquered and Impoverished South to Its for?
mer prosperity, he has not learned the least
thing. A genuine "slnvocrat," who sees in
the wealth of a single ir-"vidual the prosperity
of his country, he ov?- -ooks all facts, over?
looks the cities of the North and West, which
have been made great and prosperous princi?
pally through German industry and German
free labor. Only through slavery, he thinks,
could a country become wealthy, and as he
seems to know at least this much-that the
German cannot be governed by the whip, he
does not speak in favorable terms ot them,
but rather spies in Koopmanschaap and his
Chinese the Messiah and thc Apostles of the
South. Why not? Has not even the
negro become so insolent as to de?
mand money for his work every Saturday,
while "Johnny" is satisfied with fresh meat
and rice ? Besides, "Johnny" don't know
much about social equality, while the Herman
already knows in the old Fatherland that a
residence of five years In America makes him
a citizen of the same; and he also knows that
the negroes have likewise been made voters
by the Fifteenth amendment. And shall Ger?
man immigrants enjoy social equality with
gentlemen ? Gentlemen are only the "Slave
Pachas," who do nothing but issue orders at
the most. Gentlemen are, perhaps, the bar?
ons, dukes, princes, kings and emperors of
Europe., and they are so stupid as not to come
over here to enjoy the friendship of Colonel
Aiken. The immigrants who have acquired
wealth by the labor of their hands, aud through
it have made this country great, are not gen?
tlemen ! God be praised that the ranks of
such lights are thinning, and that better ideas
are airead v finding expression. People ofthat
class should be stuffed after their death, and
be placed in a glass case as objects of curiosity
SMUGGLING IN CALIFORNIA.
Recent developments have disclosed the >
fact that, whatever may be John Chinaman's
shortcomings, he possesses the gift of ingenui- 1
ty and skill in evading the law to a degree un?
surpassed by any other people. Laleiy it has
been remarked in San Francisco that a great
quantity of opium, teas, spices, Ac, the pro?
ducts of China, had been sold at remarkably
low rates, without any apparent reason there?
for, and the revenue officers, having an ink- 1
Hug that all was not exactly right, instituted
inquiries into the maller, resulting in the dis?
covery of a wholesale system of smuggling, by
which the government has been kept out of a :
considerable revenue. They ascertained that
for several years past a large number
of Chinamen have made a regular prac?
tice ol bringing to this country valuable Chi?
nese exports done up in convenient water-proof
packages, which were thrown overboard just
before reaching land and the places marked by
small buoys consisting of a bamboo reed with
a chain and weight attached. These packages
were alterwards fished up in small boats under
cover of night, and brought into the city,
without, of course, paying a cent of duly. The
low prices for which they were subsequently
bought and the large business created finally
attracted the attention or the legitimate deal?
ers, who informed the revenue officers of what
was going on, and broke up the business.
Among other prizes fished np lately by the au?
thorities was a package containing 700 pounds
ol the best Chinese opium. Hereafter San
Francisco revenue officers will be required to
board vessels arriving from China some dis?
tance down the harbor, where this species of
fraud cannot be practiced on account of the
depth of the water.
A GRATEFUL BONAPARTE./
Prince Pierre Bonaparte is the most gratefu 1
gentleman in existence. He has written a
letter to IL de la Rocca, in which he showers
thanks upon everybody, including "the cour?
ageous writers who have defended him." He
calls them choice spirits and intelligent champ?
ions of the right." He thanks "the leaders of
society who have honored him with affection
atc expressions." He thanks "the valiant
soldiers," and has "found immense consolation
in their cordial expressions." He/thanks 1 the
patriotic Corsicans, ever faithful to heroic tra?
ditions," and we might add, distinguished in
history by their passion for assassination. He
thanks "the officers of the Bavarian army
Ile thanks the noblewomen who*bave deigned
to shed the balm of their sweet jwords upon
him." There is once.point, however, which
he strangely enough omits. He forgets to
thank the good luck which madaihlm a prince
and a Bonaparte, and without ithis his head
would ere this have been neatly siced from his
TREATMENT OF THE INSANE.
Our English exchanges come to un filled with
indignant attacks upon the present .system of
treatment in use in their Insane asylums. Two
keepers of thc county mad-house at Lancaster
have just been sentenced to seven years' penal
servitude for the murder of one. William Wil?
son, who was admitted to the asylum on De?
cember 17, and in less than a week was pum?
melled and kneaded to death, his ribs being
literally broken into bits unde?the knees of
his attendants. The Earl of Shaftesbury, head
of the board of commissioners inllunacy, calls
attention to this, and to "the frequent cases of
like cruelty and neglect," In thq Times, but
without suggesting any effectual remedy. In
fact, as the English journals acknowledge, ' 1
there is no remedy so long as helpless idiots
and lunatics are massed together in large asy?
lums, under the absolute control of keepers over
whom thc surveillance of the law ls slight, and
against whose cruelty In such cases as this
there is ordinarily no evidence but that of the
crazed patients, whom fear will keep silent.
A strong feeling ls growing up, both in Eng?
land and this country, against these enormous
mad-houses, where human beings are aggre?
gated together to be treated like wild beasts. "
or, under the mildest treatment, to foster and ft
breed insanity by mere contact. The Lancet
is foremost in denouncing, on medical grounds, u
the modern monster asylums. The treatment r
now practiced in Scotland and Belgium is d
strongly recommended. In this "the patient is n
boarded in thc country, where he is furnished n
with light employment and surrounded by sane P
people; thc fever of his blood has here a chance
te cool, and gleams of the lost light of reason n
to gladden his troubled brain/' This system. ?
we believe,- has been used for many years with a
jreat success in Germany.
?sB-TUE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT
mees of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy, also of
Mrs. J. Nolan, arc respectfully invited to attend
ihe Funeral of JOHN DONNELY, from bia rest
lenee, corner or King and . "ie streets, THIS
AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock P. M. . majll-*
HEITMAN.-Died, May 10th, J?RGEN JOSEPH
Infant Bon of Theodore and Dora Heitman, aged
J ne year and seven months.
PROPOSALS. -OFFICE SINKING
FOND COMMISSION, COLUMBIA, S. C., APRIL
25,1870.-Notice is hereby given that the Commis?
sion ls now prepared to receive proposals for the
purchase of STOCK owned by the State. All com
munlcationB mast be addressed to the under
Blgned. J. H. RAINEY,
Secretary Sinking Fond Commission,
apr? 22 Columbia, s. C.
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 anti;
May 1st. Specifications can be seen at the ornee
of Messrs. J. SIBLEY ? SONS, Angusta, 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 Manufacturing co.
^.TAXES.-UNITED STATES INTER?
NAL REVENUE.-The undersigned will be In av
tendance at the New Customhouse, Charleston,
until May 31st, 1870, to receive from residents of
the City of Charleston, St. James Santee, St.
James Goose Creek, St. Thomas, St. Dennis, St.
John's Berkeley, St. John's, Colleton, St. An?
drew's, St. Stephen's and Christ Church, SPE?
CIAL or LICENSE TAXES; alsr>, Taxes on In?
come, Billiard Tables, Carriages, Silver Plate and
Gold Watches, included in the Annual List for
Unless payments are made as above, the law
Imposes additional charges.
The Collector has no power to remit the penal?
ties. Payments can also be made to SAMUEL
KINGMAN. Summerville, Special Deputy.
W. R. CLOU TM AN ,
THE GREAT TONIC AND INVIGO
RANT.-One that has stood the test or time, and
to day is the favorite Medicine in Germany, and
destined to become the favorite Bitters of Amer?
ica, ls LIPPMANN GREAT GERMAN BITTERS.
^CORN SOLVENT-A NEW DIS?
COVERY.-Mark this : ir you reel the least pain
during or arter the operation, or lr you are not
satisfied, you'll not pay.
Mons. BERGER will hencerorth remove Corns
by a NEW SOLVENT, which acts only on Corn?,
and has no more erfect on the skin and flesh than
pure water. One must see to believe. 'Apply at
Ko. 332 KING STREET. may5-thlsw4*
JSB-BATCHELOR'S HAIR DYE.-THIS
SPLENDID HAIR DYE is the best in the world
harmless, reliable, instantaneous, does not con?
tain lead, nor any vitnlU- poison to produce par?
alysis or death. Avoid the vaunted and delusive
preparations boasting virtues they do not possess.
The genuine W. A. BATCH E LO R'S HAIR DYE
has had thirty years' untarnished reputation to
uphold Its integrity a9 the only perfect Hair Dye,
Black or Brown. Sold by all Druggists. Applied
at No. 16 Bond street, New York.
?S~X GRAND EPOCH IN SCIENCE.
From the time when, in 1834, Dr. RUGGE discov?
ered "Carbolic Acid" and Its extraordinary medi?
cal effects, nothing in the history or Medicine has
equalled lt. Largely used by the French physi?
cians in treatment or consumptive and scrofu?
lous diseases, it 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 or the present day can equal HEN?
RY'S SOLGLION OR CARBOLIC CONSTITUTION
RENOVATOR. Patients get better after only one
dose has been taken, and we cordially recommend
lt to the public-fEdltor "Argus." Jani7 lyr
AWAY WITH UNCOMFORTABLE
TRUSSES.-Comrort and Cure ror the Ruptured.
Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Address
Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avena?. New
7^ SOUTH CAROLINA SUNDAY
SCHOOL CONVENTION.-All Delegates to this
Convention are requested to report immediately
m their arrival, at the Committee Rooms of Trin
ty Church, Hasel street, where they will register
:heir names and be assigned to residences.
OLIVER F. GREGORY,
Chairman Committee on Entertainment and Re
^CONSIGNEES PER STEAMER SEA
ic LL, from Baltimore, are hereby notified that she
s THIS DAY discharging cargo at Pier No." 1,
.'nlon Wharves. All Goods not taken'away at
?unset will remain on wharf at consignees'
lsk. MORDECAI A CO.,
^MRS. MCMILLAN, HAVING OPEN
:D a SEWING-ROOM at her residence, No. 34
Ventworth street, will be pleased to receive a
:on Unuiulon of the patronage hitherto extended
o the Sewing-room of Mr. D. B. Haselton, in King
treet, which is now closed. Mrs. M. thinks she
.an give general satisfacton to all her .patrons.
m av 9_
OFFICE CHARLESTON CITY
tAILWAY COMPANY-CHARLESTON, MAY 7,
870.-In order to provide Increased facilities for
lsltors to the Festival of the Sch?tzenfest, the
'WO HORSE (Red) CARS will be changed to the
LIXO STREET LINE, and the ONE HORSE (Yellow)
JARS will run on the RUTLEDGE STREET LINK,
ommenclng MONDAY, the 9th Instant, and so
ontinue until FRIDAY, the 13th instant, Inclusive;
fter which date they will resume their regular
OUtes. S. W. RAMSAY-,
?S- THE PIONEER STEAM FIRE
:OMPANY-TO THE CITIZENS OF CHARLES
ON: Would respectfully represent that the pre
ent condition of their apparatus and of their fi?
ances compel them to make that appeal to your
berallty and public spirit, which has never yet
een made in vain by the Fire Department of J
Our Engine, worn and Injured in your service,
emands immediate and extensive repairs. Our
lose, after faithful use for five years, ls now un
qual to the performance of its duty, and there is
balance due for the purchase of the EDglne,
till remaining unpaid.
The pay from the city has been greatly reduced
nd can contribute to no more than the current
xpendltures, and the resources of the Company
therwise are entirely inadequate to meet these
ecesslties, or they would be cheerfully devoted
s them without a call upon your aid.
We are willing and anxious to devote to your
nerest all our zeal and all our service, without
ecompense, and we only ask you to assist us to
o so with that measure of efficiency which the
lagnitude of that interest demands, by enabling
s to keep up our Engine and apparatus in pro
The oldest chartered Company in the Depart
?ent, the Pioneer, In the introduction of steam
ower for the salvation of your property, ask you
3 look back upon the long years of its service,
nd to contribute to that efficiency that lt is their
ride and your interest to cherish and protect.
The following named gentlemen have been ap-,
ointed a Committee to wait upon thc citizens
nd solidi contributions to the aggregate sum of
wo Thousand Dollars, for the purposes above
s: forth. J. E. BORKE,
A. S. BROWN,
* H. S. RENNEKER,
F. W. RENNEKER,
H. T. SCRAU.
J. O. GOUTY ENI ER,
W. P. RAVENEL.
C. F. STEINMEYER,
J. C. SIG WALD.
By order or the Company.
A. T. SMYTHE,
J. W. Mc KEN RY, Secretary._may4
$3- WEDLOCK-THE BASIS OF CIVIL
OCIETY.-Essays for Young Men, on the honor
nd happiness of Marriage, and the evils and dan?
ers of Celibacy, with sanitary help for the at
alnment of man's true position In Hie. Sent free
a sealed envelopes. Address HOWARD ASSOCI?
ATION, Box P, Philadelphia, Pa.
^AN OLD FALLACY EXPLODED,
hlrty or forty years ago lt was the fashion to ad?
minister powerful purgatives as "spring medi?
anes." Terrine doses of salts and senna,
aiomel and jalap, or glanber salts were given to
li the members of a family, whether sick or well,
y way of preparing them for the warm weather
a prospect. This pernicious custom is nearly ob
olete, but there are some old Bourbons of private
Ife, incapable alike of forgetting anything or
earning anything, who obstinately cling to it
till. Nothing could be more pernicious, more
, tte riv un philosophic al than such an onslaught
n the vigor and elasticity of the system. In
rder to enable the physical structures to resist
be enervating effects of spring damps and sum
tier heats, It should be toned and reinforced, not
elaxed and weakened. The best meulclne agent
ar this purpose is HOSTETTER'S STOMACH
UTTERS. Its effect ls to tone the stomach and
ver, gently relieve the bowels from obstructions,
race the nerves, improve the quality of the
lood, stimulate the appetite and cheer inc spir?
ts. In this Improved condition the organiza'lon
j capable of resisting unhealthy Influences,
rhlch would prostrate an enfeebled system. A
Igorous digestion ls absolutely essential to
ealtb, and there ls no danger of the stomach fal
erlng or failing in its Important office if this ge
liai vegetable elixir is taken regularly as a
tomachlc. None of the tonic tinctures or ex
racts will supply the place or the Bitters, for the
imple reason that they operate as astringents
nly. In fact, in ordinary practice, five or six
resorptions would be required to produce sepa
ately the beneficial results which are effected sl
?ultaneously and harmoniously by this single
pccillc. _mayC-6 D*C
SAVE MONEY BY HAVING YOUR
EXECUTED AT THE NEWS JOB
?-ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED."S3
MANHOOD-A MEDICAL ESSAY
n the Cause and Cure of Decline In Premature
Ian, the treatment of Nervous and Physical De
"There ls no member of society by whom thia
ook will not be found useful, whether such per?
on hoids the relation cf Parent Preceptor or
llergyman."-Medical Times and Gazette.
Sent by mall on receipt of fifty cents. Address
he Author, Dr. E. DEF. CURTIS, Washington.
). c._septi lyr
pS- IF YOU WANT STRAW, MANLL
,A and all kinds of WRAPPING PAPERS, go to
;D?ARD PERRY, No. 15S Meeting street, oppo
ite Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
AWAY WITH SPECTACLES.-OLD
:yes made new, easily, without doctor or medl
ineB. Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Ad
iress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
few York._?led 6
?&- TO PRINTERS.-IF YOU WANT
?EWS, BOOK, CAP, DEMI and MEDIUM PAPERS,
jill Heads, Statements, Cards, Card Board, Print
ng Material, Binding, Ruling and Cutting, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 156 Meeting street, oppo
ite Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
^SCH?TZEN FESTIVAL. -THE
Members ami Visitors to the Festival are respect
fully Informed that the "Restaurant in the main
building is superintended by JOSEPHINE
.^SORGHUM WORKS AND REFIN?
ERY.-The Works recently pat up for the Illustra?
tion or the precess of manufacturing syrup and
sugar from sorghum, and refining, will be In ope
ration THIS DAV, 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
IF YOU WANT LAW BOOKS,
LAW BLANKS and Legal Printing, go to EDWARD
PERRY, No. 165 Meeting street,; opposite Charles?
ton Hotel, Charleston, S. C. decl4 emo j
$B* SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS.-TO
have good, light, spongy, and ar all times sweet
Bread, Biscuits, Rolls, Cakes, Ac., to have lt nu?
tritions, and yet not injurious to health, is cer?
tainly a great desideratum.
WAGNER'S VIRGINIA YEAST POWDERS
Combine all these properties. They do away en?
tirely with Yeast and the troublesome process of
making it, 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 * DAVIS,
apri3 wfm2mos Charleston. S. C., Agents.
?^FAST LIVING, AND ITS CONSE?
QUENCES.-When "fast life" bas undermined
the strength, destroyed the appetite, Impaired
the digestion, and stolen the hue of health from
the cheek-when the hand trembles, the Bplrlts
droop, and the whole physical and mental organi?
zation languishes, ls it possible to repair the evil
and restore the dilapidated system to full health
and vigor? We answer that it ls. Hundreds of
cases ha-e been cited, thousands might be cited,
in which this regeneration-has been accomplished
by the regular and persistent use or PLANTA?
TION BITTERS. Abstinence from the indulgences
which have wrought the mischief is, of course, one
or thc means of restoration. But lt is not sufficient
.none. The consequences remain after the cause
has been abandoned. A wholesome and genial
tonic is absolutely necessary to rouse the corporeal
and mental energies from their state or collapse.
This good work it ls the mission or the Plantation
Bitters to perform. But no other stimulant must
SEA MOSS FARINE from pure Irish Moss, for
Blanc Mange, Puddings. Custards, Creams, Ac,
ic. The cheapest, healthiest, and most delicious
rood In the world. may9-mwra DAC
(Elotljing ano fnrnisliing ?ooos.
No. 219 KING STREET.
CORNER OF WENTWORTH.
An extensive supply of SPRING CLOTHING,
made up expressly for thc trade of this city, ls
now offered at LOW PRICES, the Goods having
been bought since the decline in gold. The as?
sortment consists or all New Fabrics for men's
wear, and made ap equal to custom work. This
house will continue to deserve the wide reputa?
tion lt has enjoyed for many years or "selling the
best made Clothing In the city." In the stock ;
will be found the following:
SCOTCH CHEVIOT WALKING COAT SUITS .
Scotch Cheviot Sack Coat Suits
French Batiste Walking Coat Snits
French Coating Walking Coat Suits
English and American Melton Coat Snits
Silk Mixed Coat Salts
Plaid Casslmere Coat Suits
Blue Flannel Coat Suits
French, Blue and Black Tricot Coat Snits
Oakes' Casalmere (all Wool) Coat Suits, at $15 50.
BOYS' AND YOUTHS' CLOTHING.
The largest and best assortment m the city, viz:
Walking Coat SUITS, Sack Coat Suits, and Fancy
Knickerbocker Snits, for ages rrom 5 to 17 years,
or Meltons, silk Mixed, Blue Flannels, Mixed Cas?
slmere, Black Cloths, Ac, orall qualities.
In this department will be found every style of
Under-Garments ror 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, 4e.
STAR SHIRTS AND COLLARS,
Introduced by me In this city twenty-five years
ago, and since then selling them to the satisfac?
tion of all purchasers.
$S~ Prices as advertised in Card.
ls snpplled with French, English and American
COATINGS, Meltons, Batiste, Scotch Cheviot, Silk
Mixed and Cloths, of a variety of shades.
CASSIMERES or the most ?elect patterns or
thc season, Plaids, Stripes ana nain, which Goods
will be made np 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.
&&. Purchasers are invited to call and make
Captain B. W. McTCREOUS, Superintendent.
2V.gricnltnre, ^orticnltnre, #e.
Just received, Superior BLACK I MPH EE SEED,
and ror sale by FRANCIS G. CART,
mehi No. 32 East Bay street.
Inou WANT THE CELEBRATED
CARTER'S WRITING and COPYING INK
combined, go to
No. 165 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel,
Charleston. S. C. decl4 6mos
FYOU WANT YOUR PRINTING DONE
in Fine Style and at Reasonable Rates, go to
No. 155 Meeting street, opposite charleston Hotel,
Charleston, s, c. decl4 Cmos
OE NEW TOBE.
The Al slde-wheel Steamship SOTJTH^fsaat.
CAROLINA, Adkins, Commander, wlll?fiM?
sall for New York on WEDNESDAY, May nth^aT
o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 2, Union Wharves,
connecting with day Passenger Trains from Co?
lumbia and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M.
Through Bills Lading will bc Issued for Cotton
to LIVERPOOL, HAVRE, Eos"on and the New
England Manufacturing Cities.
The SOUTH CAROLINA will make close connec?
tion with Liverpool Steamship MINNESOTA, or
Messrs. Williams & Culon's Line, sailing 18th of
insurance by the steamers of this line X per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
pery superior stateroom accommodations, all on
leek and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER,
HUGER A CO., No. 26 Broad street, or to WM. A.
cotjRTENAY. No. 1 Union Wharves. may6-j
qpiE REGULAR STEAM LINE.
WEEKLY TO PHILADELPHIA.
The Screw Steamship PROMETHEUS, ^dR?*.
Gre?, Commander, will sail for Phlla-^U?JjE
ielphta, direct, on FRIDAY, May 13th, at io o'clock
A. M., from Brown's South Wharf. *
s(S~ Insurance by the steamers of this Line a
For Freight engagements, or Passage (cabin
(15,) apply to
WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent,
mayg-4_No. 1 Union Wharves.
BALTLMORE, PHILADELPHIA, BOS?
TON, AND THE CITIES OF THE NORTH?
THROUGH BILLS OF LADINO GIVEN FOR
COTTON TO BREMEN.
The fine steamship SEA GULL, Dutton, _iJ"fn>jL
Commander, will sail for Baltimore on^^fJu^
SATURDAY, 14th May, at 1 air-past 5 P. M.
49" Making a close connection with the-.Bre
nen Steamer (Baltimore) of the 18th.
49~ Philadelphia Freights forwarded to that
?tty by railroad from Baltimore without addi
ional insurance, and Consignees are allowed am
Die time to sample and sell their Goods from
;he Railroad Depot In Philadelphia.
PAUL 0. TRENHOLM, Agent,
mayli-4_No. 2 Union Whagea,
T7ESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND
Y MESS&TORES ON SHORT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are respect
'?Uv Invited to call and examine theJ^UBK
quality and prices of our GOODS. Full weigal
ruaranteed. Delivered free of expiase.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 275 Sing street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, S. 0.
MOT Branch of No. 900 Broadway, New York.
?pOR BEAUFORT, VIA EDISTO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. - .?JIT^h.
Paroli White, will sail from Charles-d?UifUE
;on for above places every TUESDAY MORNING, at
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
:arly WEDNESDAY MORNING, touching at all the
ibove named Landings on her route to
Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A CO.
pOR PAL ATK A, FLORIDA,
(TIA SAVANNAH. FERNANDINA JACKSON?
VILLE AND LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RIVER.
Steamer "DICTATOR," Captain - .Jtr>~*.
George E. McMillan, sails every fSGmkmm
MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Steamer "CITY POINT," Captain Fenn Peck,
sails everv FRIDAY EVENINO 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 TloketB and through Bills of Lading
for Freight given.
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
JanlO_gooth At lan tip Wharf. '
JpOR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE)
VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain 0.
CarroU White, will leave Charles-_
ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at 8 o'clock, for
The PILOT BOY will leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, touching at
Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting
at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamships for
The PILOT BOY will touch at Bull's Island
Wharf every fortnight, going to and returning
from Savannah. J. D. AIKEN & CO.
OR EDISTO AND ENTERPRISE,
VIA CHURCH FLATS, YOUNG'S ISLAND,
BEAR'S BLUFF, Ac, GOING AND COMING.
(INLAND ALL THE WAY.)
The Steamer "ARGO," Captain D. ?jgk
Doyle, 13 new receiving Freight at ?SfcfiEfa
Accommodation Wharr, and will leave as above
TO-MORROW, 12th Instant, at 1? o'clock noon.
Returning, will leave Edlsto on FRIDAY, the 13th,
at the same hour (12 noon.)
For passage or rrelght apply on board, or to
DOUGLAS NISBET, Agent,
N. B.-Frelgnt and Wharfage payable here,
Jjl RANK'S SALOON.
FRANK HOWARD, late of the Pavilion Doiei,
and more recently or the Mills House, has opened
at No. 146 MEETING STREET, directly opposite
the Board of Trade Rooms.
ALES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, of the best
quality, will be served, and Lunch daily from ll
tm 2 o'clock.
aprl 3mos_FRANK HOWARD.
JAMES CONNER'S SONS
UNITED STATES TYPE AND ELECTROTYPE
FOUNDRY AND PRINTER'S WAREHOUSE,
NOS. 28, 30 AND 32, CENTRE STREBT,
CORNER READ AND DUANE STREETS,
A large Stock of ENGLISH AND GERMAN
FACES, both Plain and Ornamental, kept on
band. All Type cast at this establishment ls
Diannfaetnred from themetal known as Conner's
Unequalled Hard Type Metal. Every article ne?
cessary for a perfect, Printing Offlee f urals tied.
QHUPEIN ? WINKLER,
OFFICE NO. 276 XING STREET.
no vi3 smos
QET READY FOR SUMMER!
No. 33 Broad street (next to R. M. Marshall A Bro.,)
CLEANS AND RENOVATES
PANAMA, FELT AND SILK HATS,
OF ALL KINDS,
Making old bats as good In every respect as new.
43" PRICES VERY MODERATE. apr?
Q.REGG & OSLEY,
Agents for the sale or
JAS. J. GREGG, JOHN OSLEY, j?.
Late ororanltevllle, S. C. Late firm Osley, Wilson.
aprl8 imo _A Co., Augusta. Ga
IF YOU WANT PAPER BAGS, FLOUR
SACKS, and Bags of every description, go t*
So. 155 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel,
Charleston, S. C. ^. decl4 cmos