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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
PARTICULARS OR BIS SUDDEN ILL?
NESS AND LAST HOURS.
. The cable dispatch announcing that Charles
Dickens, the celebrated author, died at half
past six o'clock on Thursday evening of par?
alysis has occasioned profound sorrow every?
where. Dispatches from Boston, New York,
Philadelphia and other cities speak of the an?
nouncement as a matter of general comment
and universal sadness. The following dis?
patches from London give the particulars of
the melanchly event :
LAST HOURS OF THE GREAT NOVELIST.
LONDON, June 9-10 P. M.
The London Globe in its last edition this
evening startled the community with the an
noiracement that Charles Dickens had been
seized with paralysis and was lying insensible
at his residence at .Gadshlll, near Rochester,
in Kent The news spread rapidly and created
the most profound regret But the worst was
still to come. Telegrams have since been re?
ceived announcing the death of the great
novelist at a quarter-past six this evening.
Mr. Dickens was entertaining a dinner par?
ty at his house at Gadshlll, on Wednesday.
Miss ?ogartln, who was seated near him, ob?
served ?vident signs of distress opon his coun?
tenance. She then made the remark to him
that he must be il:. To this Mr. Dickens re- '
plied, "Oh, no; I have only got a headache, I
shall be better presently." He then asked that
the open window be shut. Almost immediate?
ly he became unconscious, and fell back into
bis chair insensible, He was Immediately con?
veyed to his room and medical attendance
summoned, but Mr. Dickens still remained un?
conscious, and never recovered animation. The
condition ol the patient becoming worse and
worse, it was deemed advisable to summon
physicians from London. Telegrams were
promptly dispatched, and this morning several
London physicians arrived at Gadshill. A
consultation was held, and the case was at
once prononced hopeless. The patient sank
gradually, and died at Of teen minutest past six
Mr. Dickens had been ill for several days,
but not seriously. He had even visited Ro?
chester and other points during the present
week. Various reminiscences of the eminent
ant nor have been recalled by his sudden de?
mise- It ia stated that Mr. Dickens has sever?
al times of late complained, that he experi?
enced considerable -difficulty in working, be?
cause his powers of application were becom?
ing impotent. He also said that his thoughts
no longer came'to him so spontaneously as
in former times.' While at Preston, he had
need of medical aid, and called upon a physi?
cian, who warned him. not to continue read?
ing, because he waa doing so at the peril of
.EXPRESSIONS OF THE PRESS, *C. .
LONDON, June 10.
The death of Mr. Dickens has plunged the
nation into mourning. All the London papers
I have obituary articles this morning.
Tho. Times says: "The ordinary expressions
ot regret are now cold and conventional. Mil?
lions of people feel the personal bereavement.
Statesmen, sa vans and benefactors of the race,
? when they die, can leave no such void. They
.cannot, like this great novelist, be an inmate
of every house."
The Daily News says: "Wlthoui intellectual
pedigree his writings form an era in English
literature. He was generous, loving and uni?
versally beloved. He leaves, like Thackeray*,
an unfinished story."
?e Morning Post says : "Charles Dickens
didmore than any other contemporary to
make English literature loved and admired."
The Telegraph regards the distinguished
dead as a public servant, whose task ls nobly
Upon the announcement o? the death of
Chaffes Dickens, the Queen hastened to send
a letter of condolence to his afflicted family.
The last letter written by Dickens was dated
Jane 8th. This contained . expressions of
deepest reverence for religion, and ls quoted
in the newspapers to-day as repudiating any
contrary impressions which might be derived
worn accidental expressions in his books.
THE CAREER OF DICKENS
ii so familiar to the majority of readers that it
seems almost superfluous to retrace lt in giv?
ing expression to the common feeling of sor?
row for bia death.
Born at Portsmouth on the 7th of February,
1812, the son of an officer in the pay depart?
ment of the royal navy, he was placed at
the proper age in an attorney's office with
the purpose of making him a lawyer. But
his destiny was not to be thwarted by the
law. The true bent of his genios was not
long In developing Itself in contributions to
th? newspaper press, and In early manhood
he became connected with the True Sun. and
soon afterwards with the Morning Chronicle
as a reporter and critic of passing topics,
his legal apprenticeship and io his birth on
the margin of Southampton Water we owe
many ot the happiest of his delineations,
Messrs. Dodson & Fogg and Sergeant Buztuz,
and others, and much of tbat familiarity with
the sea In all Its moods of tempest and tran?
quility, which makes passages of David Cop?
perfield resemble the marine pieces of Joseph
DICKENS IX AMERICA.
In 1842, Mr. Dickens made his first visit to
America, a young man, filled with prejudices
against this country and ready to turn the keon
point of his facile pen against -every peculiarity
of ouj^people. He went home to write his
"American Notes," filled with clever spleen,
and came back to America twenty-five years
later, with generous retractions of the folly of
his youthful judgment, with his mind ma?
tured, his experience enlarged and his heart
warmed toward the nation that enshrined
him so affectionately among its household
From beginning to end, Mr Dickens's course
of readings was a wonderful success, and the
source of unbounded pleasure to the thous?
ands who everywhere flocked to hear and sec
the man with whose works they were so inti?
mately familiar. Every look, gestare or ex?
pression was conned and discussed in all cir?
cles, and the eagerness to hear Mr. Dickens
only Increased as the time of his return home
A CHANGE OF FEELING.
Before leaving America. Mr. Dickens was en?
tertained at a handsome banquet at Delmo?i
co's, New York, on the evening of April 18,
1868, and In responding to an eloquent speech
from Mr. Greeley, the distinguished guest bore
strong and honest testimony to the change
hlch twenty-five years had wrought in.his es
-ate of America, Me said:
"This is the confidence I seek to place In you,
-t on my return to England, in my own Eng
h Journal, manfully, promptly, plainly in my
wn person to bear lor the behoof of my country
en, such testimony to the gigantic changes
this country as I have hinted at to-night.
TO, to recall that wherever I have been, In
e smallest places equally with the largest, I
ave been received with unsurpassable pollte
esa, delicacy, sweet temper, hospitality, con
deration, with unsurpassable respect for the
I dally enfbrced upon me by the nature
avocation here, and the state of my
'.This testimony, so long as I live and so
g as my descendants have any legal right
ia my books, I shall cause to be republished as
an appendix to every copy of those two books
of raine in which I have referred to America.
And this I will do and cause to be done, not in
my loving thankfulness, but because I regard
it as an act of plain justice and honor."
GOOD-BYE TO AMERICA.
Taking leave of his last American audience,
in New York, April 20, 18C8, Mr.. Dickens
closed his Reading with this touching speech:
''Ladies and Gentlemen-The shadow of one
word has impended over me all the evening,
and the time has come at last when the sha?
dow must fall. It ls but a very short one, but
the weight of such things-is not measured by
their length; and two much shorter words ex?
press the whole realm of our human exis?
tence. When I was reading 'David Copper?
field' here last Thursday night, I felt that there
was more than usual significance for me in
Mr. Peggotty's declaration: 'My future life
Hes over the sea.' And when I closed this
book just now. I felt keenly that I was
shortly to establish such an alibi as would
have satisfied even the elder Mr. Well?
er himself. The relations that have
been set up between us in this place-rela?
tions sustained on my side, at least, by the
most earnest devotion of myself to my task;
sustained by yourselves, on your Bide, by the
readiest sympathy and kindliest acknowledg?
ment-must now" be broken forever. But I
entreat you to believe that in passing from my
sight you will not pass from my memory. I
sholl often, often recall you as I see you now,
equally by my winter fire, and in the green,
j English summer weather. I shall never recall
Jon as a mere public audience, but rather as a
ost of personal friends, and ever with the
greatest gratitude, tenderness and considera?
tion. Ladies and gentlemen, I beg to bid you
farewell. And I pray God bless you, and God
bless the land in which I have met you."
HIS LAST FAREWELL.
After his return home he continued to give
readings lu different parts of England, but on
the evening of March 16th last he brought to a
close at St. James's Hali, in London, his Pr~ies
of public readings. He said, in his remarks at
"I have thought it well, at the full flood-tide of
your favor, to retire upon those older associa- 1
tiens between us, which date from much lur
ther back than these, and henceforth to devote
myself exclusively to the art that first brought
ns together. [Great applause.] Ladies and
gentlemen, in out two short weeks from this
time I hope that you may enter, in your own
houses, on a new 'Series of Readings,' at
which my assistance will be indispensable; but
from these garish lights I vanish now forever?
more, with a heartfelt, grateful, respectful and
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DICKEN?
was singularly unobtrusive and withdrawn
from the public eye. Years ago his domestic
troubles made his family circle painfully con?
spicuous before the British people. Ia 1858.
Mr. Dickens separated from his wife amicably,
after having lived with her for twenty years,
several children being born to them. Mr.
Dickens has simply explained that the cause
which led to it was uncongeniality ol temper,
and that no upeclal blame attached to either
party. Censure was, however, freely bestowed
upon one or the other party to the de?
plorable conjugal quarrel by the intimate
friends of either. But Dickens lived down the
scandal, and lt is a sufficient refutation of it,
perhaps?.that bis children have always mani?
fested for him the tenderest affection. Une
of these, a son, has grown to man's estate,
and is an honored member of society. Another
is the wife of Mr. Charles CollinB. author of
"After Dark," "A Cruise on Wheels," and
other novels, which have been overshadowed
by the greater popularity of the writings of
bis brother, Mr. Wilkie Collina.
Dickens lived mostly at the Garrick Club,
where he filled as large a place as John Dryden
used to All at Will's coffee-house. There was. at
one time, some alarm created lest he should
leave the Garrick, in consequence, as lt was
whispered, of the fact that one of his friends
and publishers had been black-balled there;
but the trouble was composed, and Garrick
knew him to the last. His town apartments
were comfortably fitted lip, but were not in
the fashionable quarter. They constituted
the second floor of the house In Welling?
ton street, Strand, the lower part ? of which
was occupied by the business offices of
"All the Year Round." Mayfair saw little of
Dickens, nor was Belgravia one of his familiar
haunts. We believe he was never presented
at court; but it was not long ago, since bis last
return from the United States, that the Queen
invited bim to come and see her, and be spent
a day with her at Windsor Castle. When in
London, Dickens might be seen at dinner
more frequently than anywhere else at Ver
rey'8, a restaurant in the upper part of Regent
street, where, often with Wilkie Collins, he sat
at a little table In the corner reserved for him
especially by the maitre Whotel.
HTS LAST GREAT WORK.
The first question that will be asked, after
the natural expression ot regret at the loss of
Dickens, is, " Had he finished Edwin
Drood?" A reasonable apprehension might
well exist that this work bad been left a mere
fragment, like the "Dennis Duval" of Thacke?
ray. But the assurance was given by the Eng?
lish press, at the time the first sheets were
sent to the printer, that the whole work had
been completed, and we have since had little
glimpses of thu author resting from his task,
tn careless freedom and the exercise of hospital?
ity, at his country home in Kt t. That the frame
work of Edwin brood was s 1 laid out, If not
actually Joined together, we do not doubt: but
whether he had put the final and ii ni s liing
touches, in his own way and with his own
hand, to the perfected structure, or not, will
probably never bo known. For if he had not,
that fact will most likely be kept from the pub?
lic, and the services of. somp other writer se?
cured to finish it according to his original plan.
The difficulty of this undertaking is not so
great as would at first appear, when it is re?
membered that the contributions of one or
two writers for his serial publications were for
a long time and by shrewd judges accepted as
Mr. Dickens's own. Let us hope, however.? ?
that the work upon which he was engaged
when the dread message came may reach the
world not only as conceived by his wonder?
ful brain, but finished to the minutest detail
by his master hand.
Hotel Arrivals-Jane ll anti 19.
Jas. A. Yates, S. C.; A. F. Rudler, Augusta ;
B. F. Harlow, Warrenton; Robert Douglass, jr.,
Augusta ; Wm. H. H. Phelps, Brooklyn ; A.
Mathison, Middleton ; E. A. Marshall, Beaufort ;
S. Palmer, Plattsburg ; F. D. Stuart, Washing?
ton ; Jas. F. Tyler, Baltimore ; Inls Flutolburg,
Mr. and Mrs. H. Clinch, Savannah ; W. A.
Rook, city ; John A. Mayes, Phosphatevllle : D.
B. Egleston, Winnsboro ; John Heart, S. C?;
George D. Chapman, Port Royal R. R. ; Miss
A. Herne, New York ; C. G. Radcliff, Rain?
Charles Moore, Richmond; John Miller, R.
Murphy, Baltimore; C. R. Anderson, J. C.
Dennis, Georgetown; A. W. Evans, New York;
W..J. Smith, Columbia; E. H. Brooks, Augus?
ta; W. W. Ward, Kingstree; James W. Ward,
Oaklea; Wm. Humphrey, Philadelphia; W. D.
DISSOLUTION OF THE SOUTHERN RELIEF ASSO?
CIATION OF BALTIMORE.-At a meeting of the
Southern Relief Association, of Maryland, held
May 5th, 1870.4t was resolved that the South?
ern Relief Association of Maryland be and is
In taking this action thc ladies regret that
they are compelled to give sorrow to so many
of their Southern friends, who still seek anil
hope for relief from them, but the treasury ls
empty, and with no prospect of replenishing
lt, they do not feel justified in holding out
through the association any hope of relief,
which they are unable to Juldl.
The ladies connected with the late Associa?
tion will be most happy to act individually as
almoners, for those who may still be disposed
to extend their charities to the South, assuring
their friends that any aid or sympathy tor Ujem
will be most gratefully received by thc "widow
and che fatherless."
Mrs. B. C. HOWARD, President.
Miss FRTCK, Secretary.
. WASHINGTON, June ll.
A Democratic Congressional caucus appoint?
ed Senators Thurman, of Ohio, Hamilton, of
Maryland, and Representatives Woodward, of
Pennsylvania, and Beck, of Kentucky, to pro?
pose initiatory measures.
The officers at West Point have been com?
pelled to take pains to secure impartiality to?
ward negro cadets. **
The president has ordered the Cuban priva?
teer Hornet to be restored to her original own?
ers, they having given security in thc sum of
$50,000 that she will not be used in any way
that will violate the neutrality laws. B. F.
Butler and W. E. Chandler are the bondsmen.
The Senate appropriated $50,000 for the
expenses of the Indians visiting Washing?
In the House, Butler, of Massachusetts, asked
leave to introduce a bill to repeal the tenure ol
office law. Poland objected.
The report of the conlerence committee
oejthe bill reorganizing the army was adop?
The Senate bill relating to the Central
Branch ol the Union Pacific Railroad was
taken up, and after an excited discussion,
which occupied the entire day, passed by yeas
32, nays 13. _ _.
Pa rls Items.
PAW5. June ll.
Exclusive privileges to the French callie
were formally abandoned to-day by the con?
Messrs. Mellinet and Carnot refuse Masonic
honors recently tendered them.
On Monday, the 20th, will take place the
Corps L?gislatif interpellations on the subject
of the St. Go th ard Railway. This work was to
be constructed by Prussia, Baden, Switzerland
and Italy jointly. The occasion is looked for?
ward to. with some Interest, as the ministerial
Journals in the city have recently asserted that
the commercial interests and security of
France and Austria will not allow tills railway
to be In the hands of Prussia, and that France
must prevent its construction.
Affairs In Great Britain.
LONDON, June ll.
The Irish telegraphs are still Imperfect,
Messrs. Laird ask fora suspension of opinion
for a time respecting the new turret ship Cap?
tain, Just built.
In his will, Dickens leaves "All the Year
Round'1 to his son, with many valuable sugges?
tions about its management.
In the Commons, last night, Mr. Crawford
moved that provision bc made ia reduction ot
sugar duties for a drawback on the stock in
Blore and lehucry on the 12th April. Several
members attacked the government on the
subject*?! sugar duties, charging lt with bad
faith. Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Lowe replied to
charges and opposed the resolve.
Violent election riots occurred to-day on the
Isle of Wight. Many persons wura i?j?rcd,
buildings rocked, windows broken, Ac. At
last accounts, tm? ??UiorUico trad succeeded In
MADRID, June ll.
The sessions of the Cortes have been for the
most part monopolized during the past week
In debating a proposition looking to the aboli?
tion of slavery in Spanish colonies. A bill for
opening of colonial ports was well received,
and has already been read twice. There is
still some excitement over the question of a
future ruler of Spain. The Orleaulsts In the
Cortes have been joined by those who recently
adhered to Espartero. These now all favor
the Duke of Montpensier, with Marshal Serrano
as second choice, it the Duke does not accept
or cannot be chosen.
Early next week, CastUP , one of the depu?
ties In the Cortes, will bring forward a propo?
sition for the complete and immediate aboli?
tion of slavery In the Spanish colonies, with
indemnity to present owners.
BERLIN, June ll.
Bismarck is forbidden to work and ordered
to England for his health.
The Great Fire.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June ll.
It ls Impossible to say how many lives were
lost during thc conflagration. Some put the
number at 300, others 1300. The Sultan has
been active in extending relief to the sufferers.
More tnan a thousand houses of the Turks
have been thrown open to Christians who were
burned out. Large sums of money were sub?
scribed by people, irrespective of sect.
MOVEMENT OP THE IRON STEAMSHIPS.-Thc
South Carolina arrived at No** York on Friday
lost, discharged her large cargo during that
evening and night, and was taken on the sec?
tional dock for cleaning and painting her bot?
tom, which, like all iron steamships, becomes
foul in Southern waters. Captain Adkins sails
again from New York on Wednesday, the 15th.
The Tennessee, always on time, arrived at
the bar, at low irate?-, on Saturday last, but
only drawing ten feet, steamed right up to ber
wharf without a moment's delay, opened her
side ports and discharged hex cargo thc same
afternoon. She begins receiving cargo this
morning, and will steam off at G o'clock to?
morrow evening. The indications are, that
Captain Chichester will have a full cargo, as
the offerings of farm truck warrant the agents
n appropriating the entire space between
decks for the accommoeation ol' the farmers.
Thisstornge room ,1s thoroughly ventilated,
and affords unequalled advantages to this kind
of freight, and the space cannot be lilied short
of 8000 packages.
FREEDMEN'S SAVINGS BANK.-From thc annual
report of the cashier ol' thc Charleston branch
of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Com?
pany we get the following statistical exhibit
from March, 18C0, to March, 1870:
No of Depositors. Due Depositors.
Mardi, 18C9.1,224 $90,934 82
April, " .1,458 95.588 90
May, " .1,480 98,025 53
June, " .1,532 98.787 19
July, " .1.5S9 104,084 77
August, " .1.C4? 110,227 91
jseptemb'r, .' .1,730 107,753 78
October, .? .1,797 107,109 13
November, " .1,923 116,971 97
December, " .1,903 122,089 14
Januarv, 1870.2,087 127,15c 05
February, " .2,154 132.009 cs
Total Interest paid depositors. $0.1-0 lo
The report states that the "comparatively
less deposits for September and October are
believed tobe justly due to the necessary uses
for individual funds before the crops were
ready for market. The large sums drawn
from the deposits during the year, it ls be?
lieved, have been transformed into lands and
houses and homes for those "hitherto landless
-Messages across the Atlantic Ocean are
still transmitted only by the French cable, the
Iri3h communication still continuing broken.
DENYING THE DEBT.
THE TAXE AYE ES VERSUS THE
Arguments against the Individual Lia?
bility of Property-holders for the
Payment of City Stock.
The Charleston lawyer, who hasbeea present?
ing, In print, the arguments on which the
pending movement in the courts against the
validity of a great portion of the city debt as
against individual property holders ls based, is
out in the seventh, and, seemingly, the conclud?
ing letter of his series. Speaking of the debt,
he says :
Moved by consideration of its mass, of our
diminished means, of tendencies to deteriora?
tion already apparent from enforcement of the
interest, and the assurance that these tenden?
cies must increase from enforcement of the
principal falling due, I have thoutrht it proper
to take the subject up and strip it firmly to ex?
amination, and, la doing that, I have formed,
and have ventured to express the opinion that
beyond our means of payment, lt is not, and
never was a charge on Individual property.
That this is not a grateful office, I had rea?
son to expect. Men are reluctantly aroused
to unpleasant truth. Le non dpparentibus, et
de non existantibus, eadem est ratio. But Illu?
sions are mischievous, however meritorious
the motive to indulge them. The fact of this
debt, with its consequences, is upon us; in?
telligently or not,we must act,or suffer from it.
It ls rare that, looking fortune fairly ia the
face, we may not mitigate its aspect, and I
have been encouraged to encounter, there?
fore, what there may be of public feeling In
consideration of what I believe to be the pub?
But I injure the credit of the city. And ls
that objectionable ? Has it any use for credit ?
Can it not do ali it has to do without ? Charged
with the streets, the peace and order of the
town-the funds for this may be taken by as?
sessment. Has it the want of more ? Has it
any imslness with funds for speculation ? Is
not it* every step a step to Imposition, its'
every effort a disaster; with power of limitless
subscription, without the sense ot individual
Interest to guide them: elated by the con?
sciousness ot Irresponsible power; intoxicated
by adulation of interested parties to use it;
beset, set upon, Instigated, the most per?
sistently, to undertakings that have the least
of merit, is lt possible the reeling creatures
constituting Council-spending millions not
their own-should spend them wisely ? Must
they, not of necessity, be directed to improper
objects; must these not be prosecuted waste?
fully and inefficiently? And If this be done at
the expense of citizens, who, if they have
made money, must know better how to use lt,
ls there a prayer of earthly Interest 60 proper
to the Ups of prudent men, as that the City
Government, to whom their fortunes shall
have been committed, should not have credit,
and that it'll shall have the power, ll shall be
without the opportunity to iujure ?
13 MUNICIPAL CREDIT DESIRABLE?
And has thc credit of this Council been other
than an unmixed calamity ? Could madness
or blind chance have scattered millions to so
little purpose? 19 there room to hope tbat
other Councils will be better, that such players. I
can retrieve a game so lost already? Must not
still a reckless Irresponsibility Intensify the
ruin a reckless Irresponsibility has made, and
could I have rendered a greater service than
to Injure, except to break utterly the credit of |
the City Government. To the du s of u mu?
nicipal corporation power there ls oo necessi
?j. ?... ymtit in fact, lt has none, lt cannot
make a boud or Donvn ~ j^ii.r without ex?
press authority to do so. This Ta the commua
law. What ls required for municipal purposes
may be taken by assessment. What ls not so
required la not proper for a municipal govern?
ment. Matters of commercial speculation are
within the province of private corporations;
they can be better regulated by the corpora?
tors: they lose the power to Injure with the
confidence which confers lt; and If, there?
fore, it be true, notwithstanding what I have
said, that citizens are responsible for debts
contracted by this Council, it ls, at least, a
mitigation of that evil to break its credit
TUE PLANS TO REARRANGE THE DEBT.
But lt ls said that credit ls necessary lo re?
arrange and bear the city debt. I do not see
it. Council can do nothing with this debt but
to increase it, and If it.be a charge it is too
great already. It ls said that without this the
debt will be enforced as lt falls due. Admit it,
but will that be worse than a larger annual
interest with a larger debt In the background?
It is said thal if Council had credit lt could
postpone the debt to better times. There is
no credit upon which Council could postpone
the debt at par. There is no security other
than that consisting In thc admission of indi?
vidual liability that would enable the Council
to postpone it without a ruinous addition to Its
volume. That security Council cannot give.
Doubted, Council cannot remove the doubt.
That can only be done by Intervention of citi?
zens themselves, and in the matter of rear?
rangement, therefore, there is occasion for no
such tenderness of tho credit ol the city as to
preclude discussion of the debt, and that dis?
cussion ls necessary to the organization and
Intervention of this community, through which
only as the party really interested a rearrange?
ment can be made.
IS DISCUSSION INJURIOUS?
It ls further said, I depress the fortunes of
the town In letting light In upon its condition.
This is a mistake. Individual instances of bad
investments occur, but in general, capital is
the first to feel a movement. It has an instinct
of insecurity. It ls the nerve to tell of thc east
wind, not yet obvious to other senses, and it
were simplicity to hope from such an agency
to mask our fortunes. Who has fortune abroad
will not bring lt here to share a debt which
must take the half of it. Who has fortune here
will, but for peculiar and overmastering mo?
tives, not retain lt. Obvious as our condition
is to us, lt is still more obvious lo those who
have such mollve to observe lt. The Insuper?
able obstacle to progress In this city is in this
city debt, and I cannot depress its interests,
therefore, by any discussion of that debt, to
show that it ls not a charge upon the business
and the fortunes it so much depresses.
But it is said this is repudiation. Admit it.
I will not dispute of terms. It ls what lt ls
the resistance ol'citizens to charges into which
they did not themselves personally or by pro?
curation enter-the actof every defendant in
a court* of justice; and, unless defence be
wrong, and we may Hot raise our hands to
protect our heads, an act that is unexception?
able; and if this be repudiation, let objectors
make the most of it. I might say, however,
that in no proper sense is repudiation charged
upon a citv. suites may repudiate, not being
liable to suit; but a city ls as Hubie to suit as
any individual, and in defence, is just so liable
to what ol'odium there is in tho charge of re?
NO REAL Qt;iI)?ritO QUO.
But we took the benefit ! What benefit ? In -
terested parties, cap in hand, did bcud before
our men of Council, and dui befool and befud?
dle them to those subscriptions; and whatever
of advantage there may have been in having
our officers the subjects of such interested adu?
lation, we had our share in; but of benefit be?
yond I have no perceplion. Upon these sub?
scriptions we have already paid $2,500,000 in
tho way ol' interest. We- have not had from
them yet one clear dollar to the treasury.
The entire Investments would not sell for $350.
000; some of the roads will never be completed;
some completed are of as much advantage to
any oilier city in the Union; one, at least, has
taken trade away; and it were adding mockery
to wrong to taunt us now with the benefit of |
THE PLEA OF "TRUSTING CREDITORS."
But, trusting creditors are injured ! At
whose instance are they creditors? Of the
quiet citizens, the widows, orphans, strang?
ers, freedmen, whose property is now demand?
ed, did any ask for credit or take one dollar of
the lund? Who ot them knew they were being
trusted, or dreamed that projects were on foot
to take their property or business from them ?
Are creditors only to be considered? Must
others sacrifice their rights to spare them dis?
appointment? Must they not look to their se?
curities? Making money, may they not be
trusted to invest it ? A nd must we of our sav?
ings make them whole, when they-many of
them-purchased stock at thirty cents upon
the dollar, and have already received the most
of that In Interest?
WHO ARE THE INJURED PARTIES ?
But poor and meritorious people hold this
stock. That is to be regretted, yet lt is noth?
ing to the purpose. It does not bear upon the
question whether the debt be valid, and if
urged to the proposition that, valid or not, it
sbould bo paid, there can be little question of
the greater suffering on the other side. They
lose investments, others their homes, their
means o? living, and of living in the land of
their nativity. The largest number of people
own no stock; of those owning stock, the lar?
ger number own other property, to be taken
for its payment, and lt ls patent, therefore,
that however holders of the stock may suffer,
more hearts must be wrung If the debt be
WANTS HIS CHILDREN.-Mr. G. C. Kruse,
who claims that he has been separated from
his wife for three years, and that she is not a
proper custodian for their two children accord?
ing to the laws of morality and humanity,
has gotten Trial Justices J. G. Mackey and Ma?
grath to Issue a writ of habeas corpus, com?
pelling his wife to give them up to him. The
result of the trial has not yet been announced.
- THE GEORGETOWN TIMES.-We direct atten?
tion to the advertisement of the Georgetown
Times, published in another column. The
Times ls now conducted by Messrs. Tarbox A
Door, the junior member of the Arm being a
young Charlestonian, who ls well known to
many of our citizens. The Times ls the only
paper published In the large County of George?
town, and ls an excellent advertising medium.
A GOOD DEED.-Tho following paragraph is
taken from the Columbia Phoenix, of Friday :
A young "man named Green-a resident of j
Greenwood, Abbeville District-who is a crip?
ple, attracted thc attention of President Bush
(of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad) and
Governor Scott, during a recent visit to that
town; and In a conversation, he expressed a
desire to attend school, but owing to his lame?
ness, was unable to do so. He was asked. If a
suitable means of locomotion was furnished,
whether he would avail himself of lt, and he
assured the Inquirers that he would. Upon
their return to Columbia, Messrs. Bush and
Scott Immediately sent an order to New York
for an Improved propeller or wagon, by means
of which an individual can work bis way along
very easily and with comfort. The vehicle ar?
rived yesterday, and will at once be forwarded
to Mr. Green.
GAILLARD- SINKLER.-At Eutawvllle, on the
9th Instant, by the Rev. N. B. Fuller, Mr. ETSRI.1
GAILLARD, or Charleston, to Miss MARGARET C.,
second daughter or the late Wm. H. hinkler, of
St. John's Berkeley.
~~?3rTHE JAELA-TATESTFEIENDS AND
acquaintances or the late WILLIAM GILMORE
SIMMS and family are invited to attend his fune?
ral services, at St. Paul's Church, THIS AFTER?
NOON, at 5 o'clock. Junl3
B?RGER.-Died, on the evening or the 9th inst.,
at thc residence of Dr. W. I. Benham, Etowah
Bend, near Carterville, Ga., SAMUEL J. BURGER,
of Charleston, In the 43d year o his age.
y m OOITOXO?T?UC mri o-T-a.-.T>?
FALCON, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she ls Tins DAV discharging cargo at Pier No.
I, Union Wharves. Ail Goods not taken away at
sunset, wUl remain on wharf at consignees
risk. MORDECAI A CO.,
ps* IF THE PARTY WHO ABSTRACT?
ED from a house on East Battery a PANAMA HAT
and a Brown Silk UMBRELLA, with a name
painted on the Inside, will return the Umbrella to
No. 31 Broad street, a reward will be paid,
and no questions asked. Junl3-2
persons having any claims against the Estate of
the late JOHN A. FRIPP, of John's Island, will
present the same, properly attested, to Messrs.
BROWN A MIKELL, Attorneys at Law, Law
Range, Broad street, and all persons indebted
thereto will make payment to the same.
WM. BOINGS FRIPP, Qualified Executor.
april 25, raaylO. 30, Junl2, 26
PS* LABOR-LABOR IS CAPITAL.
Bestow geod health upon a man, so that he can
labor every six out of seven days, and no matter
how poor he may have been at the commence?
ment of life's great race, he will be certain to ac?
cumulate a fortune, provided he takes care of his
earnings. PLANTATION BITTERS is certain to
make thc weak ones strong, and to preserve the
health of thc healthy. From four to six hours ls
considered the ordinary limit for brain work.
At the expiration o? this rime the phosphorus is
carried orr, and thc man becomes irritable and
nervous. If he ls poor, and continues on at his
task, as most or poor doctors, lawyers and edi?
tors do, he will be certain to shorten his days
and HU an untimely grave, as did Sir Walter
Scott, unless he uses PLANTATION BITTERS,
which speedily restores his vital energy, repairs
his Indigestion, and corrects the sluggish circula?
tion of his blood.
SEA Moss FARINE from pure Irish Moss, for
Blanc Mange, Puddings, Custards, Creams, Ac ,
Ac. The cheapest, healthiest and most delicious
rood In the world._Jnnl3-mwf3oAC
^TLIPPMAN'8*GRE AT GERMAN BIT
TERS. an old German Tonic._
pf LIPPMAN'S GREAT GERMAN BIT?
TERS, the most delightful and effective in the
ps* LIPPMAN'S GREAT GERMAN BIT
TE RS strengthens thc debilitated.
ps- LIPPMAN'S'GREAT GERMAN BIT?
TERS cures female complaints._
ps*LIPPMAN'S GREAT GERMAN BIT
TERS cures "never well" people.
^LIPPMAN'S GREAT GERMAN BIT?
TERS will give an appetite._junlQ-fmw
ps* 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 propertl- s. They do away en?
tirely with Yeast and the troublesome process of
making lt, saving you time, labor and money;
they arc 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. BOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS,
apr!3 wfm2mos Charleston. S. C.. Agents.
SAVE MONEY BY HAVING YOUR
EXECUTED AT THE NEWS JOB !
.?-ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.-?
ps* 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.
CC Int ?jing a nb in nt i s liing (S?O?S.
OW IS THE TI!
GEORGE LITTLE 4.CO.,
No. 213 KINO STREET,
Is the place to find the largest and best selected
atock of Men's Youths' and Children's CLOTH?
ING ever offered In this market, and at prices to
suit the times. Having determined to sell our
Gooda as low as can be purchased elsewhere, we
would respectfully solicit an examination of our
Our Stock of CHILDREN'S CLOTHING com?
prises thc latest styles In Linen and Casslmere.
Also a fine and well selected assortment of
GEORGE LITTLE St CO.,
No. 213 King street, below Market.
Ii cw ftnbhccUtons.
AGRICULTUBAL WOEKS, Ac.
THE PARKS. PROMENADES AND GARDENS OF
PARIS, Illustrated. 1 vol., 8YO.
Curtis's Farm Insects,with Colored Plates. 1 vol.,
Stephene'8 Book of the Farm. 2 vols., 8vo.
Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees, by Trim
Vlele's Six Lectures on Agriculture.
Wright's 3000 Receipts.
Youatt on the Dog, edited by Lewis.
McClure's Diseases, American Stable, Field and
Stonehenge: The Horse m the Stable and the
American Gardiner's Assistant-Bridgman, revis?
ed by Todd.
Bridgman's Kitchen Gardener, a new edition.
Culture of the Grape and Wlnemaklng, by Robt.
Buchanan, with an Appendix on the Cultiva?
tion of the Strawberry, by Longworth.
Downlng's Landscape Gardening, Illustrated.
Farmer's Barn Book, by Cater, Youatt, Skinner
Gleanings from French Gardening, by Robinson.
Henry CourtJand, or What a Farmer Can Do, by
A. J. Cime.
Leavitt: Facts about Peat, as an Article of Fuel.
The Sportsman and the Dog. 1 vol., limo.
Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Build?
ings. . .
The House: A New Manual of Rural Architecture,
or How to Build Dwellings, Barns, Stables and
Outbuildings of all kinds.
The Garden: How to Cultivate Vegetables, Fruits
The Farm: A New Manna! of Practical Agricul?
The Barn-Yard: A New Manual of Cattle, Horse
and Sheep Husbandry.
Allen's (R. li.) American Farm Book.
Allen's (R. L. and L. F.) New American Farm
Johnston's Elements of Agricultural Chemistry.
Bommer'8 Mei bod of Making Manures.
Breck'a New Book of Flowers.
Caldwell's Agricultural Chemical Analysis.
Dadd'a American Cattle Doctor.
Johnson's How Crops Feed.
Johnson's How Crops Grow.
Mohr on the Grape vine.
Our Farra of Four Acres.
Pardee on Strawberry Culture.
Pedder's Land Measurer.
Percher on Horse.
Randall's Sheep Husbandry.
Sannders's Domestic Poultry.
Turner's Cotton Planter's Manual.
Warder's Hedges and Evergreens.
Waring's Draining for Front, and Health.
Wheeler's Rural Homes.
Wheeler's Homes for the People.
White's Gardening for the South.
Woodward's Country Homes.
Farm Talk (Bracken.)
Puller's Forest Tree Culturlst.
Jennings on Cattle.
Jennings on the Horse and hts Diseases.
Mayhew's Illustrated Horse Management.
tf?rrTsV'FTsl? "Culture. *" "
The Horse (Stonehenge.) English edition, 8vo.,
The Mule (Riley.)
Thomas's Fruit Culturlst.
may4 No. 285 KING STREET.
GREAT GE R^M AN B I T T E S BJ
THE BEST TONIC AND 1NVIGORATOR K?iOWN I
They are unsurpassed as a cure for Dyspepsia
and General Exhaustion.
A SURE 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 the best Medical Cor?
dial ever offered to the Public!
SAVANNAH, March 16,1870.
MESSRS. JACOB LI pru AN 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 care?
ful examination I must confess that your Bitters
ls really what you represent lt to be, an old Ger?
man recipe of Dr. Mltcherllch, of Berlin, Prussia.
It will no doubt be excellent for Dyspepsia. Gen?
eral Debility and Nervous Diseases, and it ls a
good preventive of Chills and Fevers. I And it to
be the most delightful and pleasant stomachic.
I remain, yours truly,
(Signed) AVO. P. WETTER.
KIRKLAND MILLS, GA., March 22, 1870.
MESSRS. JACOB LIPPUAN A BRO., Druggists, Sa
Gentlemen-\ have Introduced your Great Ger?
man Bitters here to my customers and friends,
and I Hud 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 ose.
(Signed) . KIRKLAND.
We rerer, by permission, to Doctors King, Sulli?
van, Duncau.and other leading physicians of Sa?
vannah; to ex-Mayor Anderson, John L. Villa
longa, and other distinguished citizens of Savan?
No license, at all necessary to sell theae^Blt
Retail Depots in Charleston, S. C., for Llppman's
Great German Bitters: At the Drag Stores of
W. G. TROTT, DR, H. BARR,
A. W. ECKEL St CO., ED. S. BURNHAM,
W. A. SKR1NE, DR. P. M. COHEN,
0. ... L?HS.
DOWIE, MOISE Sc DAVIS, Druggists,
CLACIUS St WITTE,
STEFFENS, WERNER St DUCKER, and
HENEY BISCHOFF & CO.,
apr 16 fimos In Charleston, S. 0.
FYOU WANT YOUK FRONTING DONE
In Fine Style and at Reasonable Rates, go tc
No. 155 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel,
Charleston, s. c. deci4 emoa
Jj*IOR ASHEPOO AND WALTERBORO'.
The Sloop MARV GOODRICH, Captain F. AM
Roberts, will receive freight ar, Commer-SSfili
clal Wnarr on WEDNESDAY, 16th instant, ror Ashe
poo and Walterboro', and all Intermediate land?
JpOR FORT SUMTER.
The safe, fast sailing and comfortably ap-^?j?
pointed Yacht "ELEANOR" will make twoSfflK
trips dally to Fort Sumter and the other points of
historic interest in the harbor, leaving South
Commercial Wharf at io A. H. and 3 P.M. The
Yacht can also be chartered for private parties on
reasonable terms. For passage or charter apply
next door south of the Mills House, or to the
Captain on board. may 14
jp O R PHILADELPHIA..
THE REGULAR STEAM LINE-WEEKLY
.The Screw Steamship j. W. TTP?? ? FiEga
MAN, Hinckley, Commander, will saUjgMBS
for Philadelphia direct, on FRIDAY, Jane 1Mb, ai ll
o'clock A. M., from Brown's South Wharf.
MW Insurance by the steamers of this Line X
For Freight engagements, or Passage (cabin
$16,) apply to
WM, A. COURTENAY, Agent,
Jnnl3-mtntbf4_No. 1 Union Wharves.
BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, BOS?
TON, AND THE CITIES OP THE NORTH?
THROUGH BILLS OF LADING GIVEN FOB'
COTTON TO BREMEN.
The fine Steamship ''FALOON,''^?^BMk
Horsey, Commander, will sail for Baltl-J*^U?g?
more on FRIDAY, nth June, at 9 A M.
MW Philadelphia Freights forwarded to that
city by railroad from Baltimore without addi?
tional insurance, and Consignees are allowed am?
ple time to sample and sell their doods from
tbe Railroad Depot In Philadelphia.
PAUL O. TRENHOLM, ?gen?
Jnnl3-mwth3_No. 2 Union Wharves.
J*iOR NEW YORK-ON TUESDAY.
The Al side-wheel Steamship TEN trnTrnmrnm
NES?EE, Chichester, Commander, wiuS&seilK
saU ror New York on TUESDAY, June li, at e
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.
The TENNESSEE will make close correction
with Liverpool Steamship MANHATTAN, ol
Messrs. Williams A Onion's Line, sailing June 22d,
Insurance by the Steamers of this Une x per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
very superior stateroom accommodations, all on
deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER.
HUGER A CO., No. 26 Broad street, or to WM. A.
COURTENAY. No. 1 Union Wharves. "**1m*-9
VESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND
MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are respect- ^ffiflra.
fully invited to call and examine theJ^UsflK
quality and prices of our GOODS. FuU weight
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense.
WM. S. CORWIN A GO.,
No. 276 King street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, S. C.
MW Branch of No. 900 Broadway, New York.
"pOR BEAUFORT, VIA EDISTO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain G. _ . ^ff*****^.
Caron White, will sall from Charles-J^^gi^sC
ton for above places every TUESDAY MUKM.SU, at
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
early WEDNESDAY MORNING, touching at all the'
above named Landings on her route to
Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A CO.
T^OR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.)
r ^TOL PACIFIC LANDING AND" BEAUFORT.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain G. . .?ffi^?a?
Carroll White, will leave Charles-J?mm?kU?%m
ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at s o'ciuca, tor
The PILOT BOY win 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 A CO.
?JpOR EDISTO AND ROCKVILLE,
VIA JOHN'S ISLAND FERRY, CHURCH FLATS?
ENTERPRISE, YOUNG'S ISLAND, BEAR'S
BLUFF, AC, INLAND ALL THE WAY.
The Steamer "ARGO" Is now re- , _ ?4T^a?
celvlng Freight at Accomodation JsaSSBC
Wharr, and will leave as above TO-MORROW, the
14thilnBtant, at 6 o'clock A. M.
For Passage or Freight apply on board, or Ur
DOUGLAS NISBET, Agent,
N. B.-Freight and Wharfage payable here.
TARBOX A DOAR, PROPRIETORS.
Published every Thursday, a: Georgetown, S. Cv
The TIMES respectfully asks the attention of the
bnsiness men of Charleston to its low advertising
rates. Our terms are low, but they are cash. We
will Insert a Card of not more than 10 lines for
$10 per annum. Look to your interests.
OR GEORGETOWN, S. C.
The Steamer EMILIE, Captain P.
C. Lewis, wlil receive Freight THIS,_
DAY, at South Commercial Wharf, ano leave as
above on TUESDAY MORNING, June 14tb, at 10
o'clock. Returning will leave Georgetown on
THURSDAY, June 16th, at 6 o'clock.
SHACKELFORD A KELLY, Agents.
Junl3-1 No. 1 Boyce's Wharf.
MOUNT PLEASANT AND SULLIVAN'S
FERRY COMPANY SCHEDULE.
On and after THIS DAY the follow?
ing Schedule will be run every day:,_
Leave City at ex and 10 A. M.; 3 and u>?
Leave Mount Pleasant at 8 and UK A. M. ; 6 3?
and TM P. M.
Leave Sullivan's Island at iy2 and n#A. M.;
5>i and 7K P. M.
AU Freight must be prepaid, and none received
arter half-past 2 o'clock.
junl3-i* _J. H. MURRAY, Agent.
jy^OONLIGHT EXCURSION !
The Steamer ST. nELENA, Cap?
tain W. EL Gannon, will go on au,_
Excursion THIS EVENING, 13th Instant, leaving
Market Wharf at 8 o'clock, touching at Mount
Pleasant and Sullivan's Island going and return?
A Band of Music will be on board.
Fare 60 cents. J. H. MURRAY, Agent.
QET READY FQR 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.
MW PRICES VERY MODERATE. apr2?
SHAMPOOING AND HAIR CUTTING.
LADIES AND CHILDREN
Attended at their residences promptly and at
Send orders to
W. E. MARSHALL, Barber,
Broad street, next door to Telegraph office.
FRANK HOWARD, late of the Pavilion Hoiei., .
and more recently of the Mills House, has opened '
^FRANK'S SALOON, ^
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 dally from In
till 2 o'clock.
aprl 3mos FRANK HOWARD*