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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
The Sea Island Land Sales?
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED F RESS.]
WASHINGTON*, June 14.
The Reconstruction Committee heard state?
ments regarding certain sea island cotton
bearing Islands. The question of their sale
was referred to a sub-committee consisting of
The consideration of the case of Georgia
was resumed. The clause of the bill declaring
that nothing therein contained should be con?
strued Into forbidding an election next fall
was stricken out, and the bill remains as first
ordered, viz : the Virginia bill, with a clause
added allowing militia organizations. The bill
will probably be up again to-morrow.
Red Cloud and his companions have depart?
ed, but were not conciliated.
The Naturalization bill which passed the
House, leaves naturalization with the State,
courts, but empowers the Federal courts to
punfck frauds. The time of residence necessa?
ry to naturalization ls unchanged.
Senators Anthony and Fagan were re-elect?
ed to-lay by their respective Legislatures.
The Senate passed the House resolution re?
lating to trade with British America.
A resolution of the California Legislature
was presented, asking the passage ot a law
requiring Chinese females to bring with them
consular certificates of chastity. .
The President was requested to inform the
Senate whether, during the progress of hos?
tilities in Cuba, any American citizen has been
executed, without due process of law, any
American vessel unlawfully seized, or the
property of any American confiscated or laid
under embargo, and what steps, if any, have
been taken by our government for redress.
The Joint resolution authorizing water
gauges to be established and observations to
be made upon the Mississippi River and its
tributaries, with a view to obtaining informa?
tion required for the protection of the alluvial
lands against overflow or for the Improvement
of navigation, was passed, and goes to the
An amendment establishing a consulate at
Port Said was adopted-the Suez Canal re?
quiring a consulate there.
The Committee on Public Lands reported a
bill, without amendment, granting lands to
Alabama for a road from the Tennessee River
The House considered a substitute for thc
Curr?ocy bill to expiration ot the morning
hour, when Cuba came np. Several amend?
ments were offered, but none of them squarely
accord belligerent rights to Cubans. The
diplomatic gallery was crowded.
The House was engaged all .day in a sharp
debate on Cuba* and ^continues it to-night.
Banks, several times, reflected severely on
the President's message, eltciting applause
from the galleries and laughter from the Dem?
ocratic side. The debate takes a wide range,
bot has developed no. new feature. The fol?
lowing w-.is Ute basis of the Cuban argument
# In the Ho ".de: Banks, chairman of the Com?
mittee on Foreign Affairs, reported a joint
resolution directing the President to maintain
a strict and Impartial neutrality between the
people ot Cuba and the people and Govern?
ment ol Spain, and directing the President to
remonstrate against the manner lu which the
war In Cuba ls waged.
Orth, of Indiana, from the minority of the
committee, reported a joint resolution making
lt a misdemeanor to flt ont ships df war to be
used by European powers In making war upon
Logan, of Illinois, offered an amendment to
" the resolution of Mr. Banks, giving to both
parties the same advantages of Intercourse
and trade as ls consistent with the Interna?
LONDON, Juno 14.
In fee House of Commons, Gladstone urged
the consolidation of the Education bill.
The archives of the English embassy at Con?
stantinople was saved. The embassy has
moved to a village on the Bosphoms, seven
miles from the city,
k The consideration of the University bill was
f resumed. An amendment relieving doctors
h from subscribing to formularies ol' faith was
The business In the Lords was unimportant.
A fraction less than five Inches of rain tell
throughout England this year.
The ship Wardenlaw from Sunderland for
Jew York was abandoned at sea.
The Prince of Wales declines to offer a cup
or the yacht race unless the American yachts
The British gunboat Clancy was lost in the
Jhina Sea-forty of the crew perished.
The Cambria won the race from Dover to
boulogne and back.
Dickens will be burled in Westminster
MADRID, June 14.
Bonnells, one of the English captives, has
Ibeen rescued. Four of the Spanieu soldiers
were shot during the engagement.
Prim denies the reported attempt to raise
I money lu America by the hypothecation ol
I Cuban revenues.
Health or Von Beast.
VIENNA, June 14.
Barojtt Von Beust ls slowly recovering.
JOKES ON IFHITTEMORE.
A Washington letter to the Ballimore Ga?
Another story on Whittemore, the cadetshlp
peddler, has leaked out, and cnn be vouched
for as truv to the letter, borne time before
Whittemore resigned to avoid being kicked
out ol the House, there was a charitable festival
ot some sort, and tickets of admission were
sent to each member of Congress. Whitte?
more evidently thought he was the only per?
son thus honored, and going over to a neigh?
bor, he endeavored to strike up a trade. Said
Whittemore, producing his ticket, ''Every
member ls expected to take one of these tick
j ets and hand over $5; I've got just this one
lieft, and will let you have it." The member
[addressed had a ticket in his pocket, but said
Inothing, beyond declining to purchase. Then
IWhlltemore tried another member, with no
Detter result. How many more he may have
approached is not known.
A Democratic member of the House proposes
o advocate Whlttemore's admission on thefol
jwing grounds: This is a representative gov?
ernment, and Congress has no risrht to dictate
> the people whom they shall s?lect to repre
?nt them. The House branded Whittemore
a thief, and with that brand upon him he
tent back to his constituents. They have re
ected him. The Inference ls that In his dis
ct the thieves are in a majority. But the
|ouse bas no right to say that those thieves
mot be represented. Whiltemore must
ave Iiis Beat. _
I-One of the gifts of Charles Dickens, which
111 always reflect credit upon him, was a do
ktlotgof $1700 seut to Mr. Howe, of Boston,
[be expended in printing for the blind copies
Ithe "Old Curiosity Shop."
GOSSIP FI?OM COLUMBIA.
Treasurer Parker and thc Honest Han
-Tin Columbia .Canal Business-Ma?
king Ready for Suutmcr-A Bigamist
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, June in.
In Spartanburg the Radicals are makins; ef?
forts to show that there is a strong antagonism
between the military and the anti-Radical com?
munity; and further, that the community rank
the Radicals and United States officers in one
common class alike offensive. This may be
true, and no doubt is, in such cases as "United
States officers" means merely the ticks of Radi?
calism who blend politics and business, but is
doubtless untrue so far as it applies to military
officers. At least, here in Columbia, the mili?
tary officers very properly keep aloof from
politics; but so far as they have personal views,
these views take the side of decency and order.
A military officer is as anxious to be separated
in public estimation from the plundering ad?
venturers who make up thc Radical crew as
the respectable citizen is, be that citizen white
or black. Witness, on the one hand, the Deco?
ration Day affair; and on the other, the Inter?
view between Haynesworth, the col jred bar?
ber, and Parker, the carpet-bag adventurer,
An account ol this M interview " between
Haynesworth and Parker appeared in the
Guardian, ol Saturday; but lt was drawn mild.
The witnesses to the scene were several, and
the effect decided. In brief, the matter was
this : Haynesworth was standing at the door
of the Columbia Hotel; Parker drove up in his
carriage and wblstled to Haynesworth to come
and hold his horse; the latter declined positive?
ly, and In explanation stated, with emphasis,
that he was a gentleman and an honest man,
and then retired to his shop in the rear. Par?
ker soon followed him and tendered an apol?
ogy, which was not accepted upon the same
grounds given for not coming to his whistle.
In declining this apology, Haynesworth "ex?
pressed his mind pretty freely" to Parker; anil
did so In plain Saxon words-monosyllables
that cut keenly to the truth, while they ex?
pressed what hundreds believe to be the facts
in the case. Haynesworth Is widely known
and universally respected. There seemed to
be no politics In it, bnt the natural uprising of
human nature that cannot stand everything.
There is an end to all patience: and Parker is
beginning to find himself near that end with
The $90,000 Scaley land commission case
has taken two steps since my last-Leslie has
denied the allegations aga nst him, and De*
Large has told one of our citizens that Xeagle
had nothing to do with the affair. These
steps, so far as these personal and newspaper
explanations go, exculpate Scott, Cardozo,
Leslie, DeLarge and Neagle, and narrows
down the case to Parker and Chamberlain.
One more move and the game will be decided.
Who Is to hold the field to the bitter end ?
Bets run high in favor of New England.
Dr. J. Marion Sims, ol this State, who has
reached a high position among thc first sur?
geons of France, lu his specialty, and who has
for several years now been favorably known
in other European nations, is rapidly gaining
favor in Germany. A second and enlarged
edition of h\a Klinik der Geb?rmutter-Chirurgie
mit besonderer Ber?cksichtigung dei' Behand?
lung der Sterilit?t has recently appeared in
Leipzig. This ls a large octavo of 3G3 pages,
freely Ulustrated with 152 wood-cuts, and pub?
lished under the auspices ot Dr. Blegel.
Dr. James McF. Gaston, a prominent physi?
cian of this city, who was a division surgeon
in the war "of secession, emigrated since the
war to Brazil. Private letters recently receiv?
ed represent him as doing well. He lives at
Faxlne, In the Province of San Paulo, and ls
getting a large and lucrative practice.
The announcement of the death of Dickens
has produced a profounder sensation in this
community than that of any European who
has died probably since Napoleon. Many, es?
pecially ladles, speak of lt as a personal be?
reavement to them.
Colonel Pearce-Sprague's bogus agent of
the bogus Columbia-canal project-has again,
I am credibly informed, gone back to New
England. This is the end of the third publicly
announced start at the work on the canal.
Our citizens are beginning to come to the con?
clusion arrived at by your correspondent, and
expressed by him twice before this.
Our people are already beginning to cast
round for a resort to flee to during the mid?
summer. Several Virginia springs have been
announced as open for thc season; but I hear
of none who are going there. In our own
State there are four resorts spoken of-Wal?
halla, where friend Bieman presides; Caesar's
Head, kept by Mr. Carson; Glenn's Springs und
Cherokee Springs, both in Spartanburg Coun?
ty. In North Carolina are two, to which sev?
eral of our people are prepariug to go-Spark?
ling Catawba- Springs, in Catawba County,
kept by Colonel Wyatt, in first-rate old Vir?
ginia style; and Cleveland Springs, near
Some of our people are looking towards
short Northern excursions, but in no direction
has any movement been made; all is prospect?
One Jean Baptiste de Fiel, a Belgian bv
birth and a tailor by trade, came to Columbia,
from New York, about seven months ago, set
up business, and married a wife. Yesterday,
a former wife reached Columbia, and to-day
the bigamistic De Fiel was arrested for his
double marrying, anti lodged in jail, upon the
affidavit of Mary de Fiel, his New York wife,
who is a nalive of the Ever Faithful Isle.
THE ALABAMA AND CHATTASOOGA
We find the following item In relation to this
road in the Chattanooga Daily Times of June 1:
We take pleasure in announcing that Mr. J.
B. Weaver, the popular and efficient agent of
the M. and C. Railroad, has been tendered by
Mr. Stanton the position of superintendent of
the A. and C. Railroad. Mr. Sluntou desires to
connue his attention entirely lo the work ol
construction. Mr. Weaver has accepted the
positlou. and has resign d his agency of the
M. anti C. Railroad, lo take effect upon July I.
Mr. Weaver has been in the railroad busi?
ness for the past fifteen yeats, ?ind has always
held tue responsible position ol'terminal agent.
He is a No. 1 railroad man, ?ind Mr. Stanton ls
as fortunate in securing his services as the M.
and C. Railroad is unfortunate In losing them.
The Cincinnati Times, in copying the above,
Mr. J. C. Stanton lias shown himself to be
one of the most energetic constructors of rail?
roads in the country, having built and equip?
ped over one hundred miles of first-class road
in the past twelve months. We learn that he
will-now devote his entire attention to the con?
struction, finding the duties of general super?
intendent too much in addition to directing
Mr. Weaver, who now takes the responsible
duties of general superintendent off Ur. Stan?
ton's hands, bears a deservedly high reputa?
tion among Southern railroad men. When wc
get our railroad built to Chattanooga, the man?
agement ol the A. and C. Railroad will be ol
great Importance to Clnclntmli, and it will be
of great advantage to Hie business mea thal ir.
is in so good hands, as it will be under the new
superintendent, Mr. J. B. Weaver
SE VEX PINES.
THE FIRST RATTLE OF THE CHICK A -
Recollections of the Conflict-Conspicu?
ous Heroism of the South Carolin,
[FROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT.]
RICHMOND, VA.. May ll.
There is a small river, which flows slug?
gishly along the edge ol" the great swamps of
Henrico Countv, ut times eddying down be?
tween low banks overhung by solemn old
trees, and then broadening ont into the sun?
light over wide intervals of pushy meadows
a dingy little stream it is, flowing through a
great wilderness of thickets and everglades,
with its deathly silence unbroken save by the
croaking of innumerable frogs and the rumble
of occasional trains thundering by its quaking
morasses. Green and stagnant pools breathe
out their poisonous malaria on the murky air;
the gnarled trunks of dead trees lie prone in
their fetid waters; unclean birds and reptiles
lurk in the depths ol' the underbrush. And
yet tills gloomy stream has a story, before
which the historic rivers of all nations must
lose their charm and do obeisance; for this ls
the one supreme In terrible memories-the
River Chickahominy. As the pilgrim plunges
into the swamps which border it for many a
mile-albeit the bright May sunshine was rest?
ing on the farms of Mcchanicsville-a strong
chill came over him as he thought of the thou?
sands who had gone into those gloomy depths
in a}l the pomp and panoply of embattled lines,
but who never came lorth again into the sweet
air of tlie summer. They fell in the slimy ooze
ol the overflowed meadows, and arose no
There is a road running across the edge of
this wilderness, at some distance from the
river. It crosses the railroad track close by a
little white house, and Intersects the Williams?
burg road In a clump ol' lofty trees. These
trees are the "Seven Pines." Near the railroad
is t;ie low-lying platform of Fair Oaks Station.
It seems that this crossing road was once
thought to override the swamp, but the Invad?
ing waters have Infringed on Its surface, and
It has compromised by yielding In various
places to their insidious attacks; yet over this
miry way great trains of wagons once passed,
and heavy batteries cut deep channels with
their flying wheels. Out beyond the Seven
Pines, on a May morning, eight years ago, was
a beautiful line of thousands on thousands of sol?
diers-live regiments of Pennsylvanians, eight
of New York men, with a regiment of lumber?
men from Maine, batteries, and battalions of
cavalry. Just back of them, in the shadows of
the pines and beyond, were four more New
York regiments, six of Pennsylvanians, two of
Massachusetts, and one of Rhode Island,all shel?
tered and cnwalled by breastworks and abat?
tis, with guns In position, and caissons open.
From their distant homes these men had
come, determined to take the recusant city
whose church spires were almost In sight
over tlie near forests. Would they meet any
resistance before they entered lhere ? Aye,
poor fellows, full well they would. A thin rib?
bon of skirmishers appeared before their ?ines;
a New York regiment deployed to drive them
back; it gave way without halting, for a dense
'and compact mass of Confederate veterans was
sweeping up the road. Like the foam of a
wave that has dashed on a cliff, these Federal
skirmishers fell back into the midst of the
army. Like a rock that falls in the midst ol
the sea, the gray column struck the main lines
before them. By that terrible concussion, a
great chasm was made in the waves et blue,
and the spray of defeat flew back away beyond
the river bridges. There was a peculiar gran?
deur in this attack, from the fact that there were
no flank attacks, no massing of bayonets on
any single point, but along the whole field,
from left to right, the line was struck almost
simultaneously. The flank brigades of Casey's
division fired a few sharp volleys-they had as
well have tried to stop the tides of December
with a dyke of peas-the great silent masses
made one long surge, and they were gone,
flying in "wild dismay. There was closer
work in the centre of the line-it stretched
over yonder quiet fields to the railroad, where
the attacking column was forced to halt before
a powerful redoubt and line of works lilied
with men, and garnished by four Held batte?
ries. Only for a moment, and then, under tlie
tire of sheltered thousands, with torn battle
flags slanting forward, and close-clenched
muskets, the line swept on. The Federal can?
non changed in rapid succession, fr om solid
shot and shell, to case-shot and shrapnel, and
then to canister. Into the dripping lanes,
which the last round hail torn, new men
sprang to face Die next one; the Hags flutter?
ing down from hands relaxhrg lu death were
caught up by other hands and borne forward
unsteadily, as their bearers fell again and
again. Regiments shrank iuto battalions, ami
then to companies, and then they reached the
abattis. There was a crashing among the lullen
trees, as they dashed in; tangled enlacements
of sharp boughs were scaled and threaded,
while grape-shot were splintering them in all
directions. Tlie while smoke of the cannon
swept around the unwavering forlorn uope,and
the position was carried. A withering enfila?
ding fire on the left, silenced the guns with
those who manned them, and tho infantry
line was dissipated in un instant and sent
flying across the fields, to take refuge belliud
the distant lines of Couch's division. The day
was ? on. The Federal left was crushed, and
its camps and batteries iu the hands of the
Army ol Northern Virginia. In yonder stump
strewn Held (it was then a forest) a heavy ad?
vancing force was beaten back behind Fair
Oaks. Four Federal regiments threw them?
selves into tho woods across the Williamsburg
road, and got a Hank tire on the pursuing
lines. They were attacked, fought desperate?
ly, and were driven out by crowding them with
the bayonet. They streamed away towards
the swamp, and other commands were simi?
larly broken up. until the reinforcements
hurrying up In the dusk of evening to
support the Federal positions yet remain?
ing, were obliged to force their way
through this fugitive mass at Hie, point
of Hie bayonet. Tlie force of the attack was
now deadened, not by repulse or chock, but
by sheer exhaustion and l'aligne. A bayonet
charge was made upon an advanced Confeder?
ate brigade by five picked regiments. Some
confusion ensued in the darkness, and the
brigade was withdrawn. The Southern troops
bivouacked in and near tile conquered camps,
while thc rumble of artillery and the steady
tramp of thousands told of reinforcements
crowding up on the other side. In the ill-ad?
vised battle of tlie following day, the Federals
held their own. Their great park of artillery
was arranged in strong works, and thc divi?
sions had been called up irom behind the Chick?
ahominy. fresh reserves brought in, and the
whole army of the Potomac concentrated lor
the defence of thc Seven Pines. After some
heavy demonstrations against the new lines,
through thc next forenoon, the Confederate
troops were withdrawn, leaving McClellan's
left arm in a sling.
In seems Invidious to speak of individual
commands where all did so well. Hampton
Legion left half its number on the field. How
many fell before their cold line of steel w<
know not, but they charged with a terrible
earnestness,, and made holes somewhere
the lines. There was another regiment, whose
number escapes me,which was in the pell
mell ol the assault on the redoubt, and won
flag from the retreating occupants. The way
in which they swarmed over fences and the
natural and artificial impediments In their way,
would have astonished the Charleston belles
who see them now, the few survivors, as very
decorous and delicate gentlemen, with natty
canes and kid-gloved hands, the whilom lead
crs in this Gehenna of battle. How many
the men who moved out in the first lines on
Seven Pines are resting now under the laurels
at Hollywood ! How many yet lie, shroudless
and tombless, in these forests, through w hich
"P?lerin" has been dreaming of the old time
bugle, drum and crack of guns
'.What cared they for shot or shell,
For battlement or bar."
We will not tell you now what the Ch icka
hominy told us of the battles at Mechanics ville
and Beaver Dam, and Gaines's Mill. Nor of the
perilous Grapevine and Bottom Bridges, w*th
the panic-stricken army surging about them
Nor ol the desperate battles at Savage's Sta
Hon and White Oak Swamp, when the hunted
tiger turned at bay. Nor of the long ammunition
train thundering down on its banks, with the
roar of exploding cars and the precipitation of
bnrnlDg fragments from thc chaos o? destruc?
tion, until the dark river flamed like Phlege
thon. Space would fail me," and my poor pen
could do little justice to that long agony ot
America, North and South, the battles of the
Seven Days' Retreat. PELERI.V.
-Hawthorne relates an anecdote of Charles
Dickens, how, "that during some theatrical
performances in Liverpool, he acted In play
and farce, spent the rest of the night making
speeches, feasting and drinking at the table,
and ended at 7 o'clock In the morning by jump?
ing leap-frog over the backs of the whole
-Nathaniel Hawthorne, while ia England,
wrote : "Thackeray has a dread of servants,
insomuch that he hates to address them or ask
them for anything. His morbid sensibility in
this regard has perhaps led him to study and
muse upon them, so that he may be presumed
to have a more intimate knowledge ol' this
class than any other man."
-About five hundred of 'the fathers present
at the (Ecumenical Council has been photo?
graphed by the well known photographer, Al
essandrlra. Most striking, says a letter from
Rome, are the heads of many Illustrious speak?
ers and theologians. "Dupanloup i j dignified
intellectual and decisive in appearance. Hay
nald has a charming, smiling face. Stross
mayor looks keen and vivacious, and his hair
rises high above his head, bending hack behind
his ears like two black horn?; he ls fifty-five and
looks as fresh as a young Hungarian hussar.
Manning is wonderful; one would think it was
Si. Bruno, lue founder of thc Carthusians,
come back to earth again, perfectly bald, at?
tenuated to knife-like sharpness In the project?
ing leatures, almost ghastly. It is feared that
his health ls seriously broken."'
-Napoleon, while visiting a carriage manu?
factory In Paris the other day, was approached
by a workman, a native of Corsica, who re?
marked, with iumilinrity enough, that they
were cousins, since a Bonaparte married one
of his ancestresses in the last century. "My
cousin," said the Emperor, "I am incognito
b? .von equally so."
-When Mlle. Morlo was singing In the grand
Conversations Hall, at Baden, an Englishman
besought her to sing for him one minute. She
complied, while he counted the notes watch In
hand. "Sixty-three exactly !" at the expira?
tion of the lime. "You're a blonde, and I'll
ploy sixty-three dollars on the rouge." He
did so, aud swept the board.
-When General (Inuit makes a present it ls
usually in the form of tobacco or pipes. He
probably has had more of those articles pre?
sented to him during the last two years than
he can use during his life-time, so why
shouldn't he be generous and distribute them
pro bono pallico ? When one can be generous
and economical a: the same time, it ls a big
-Thackeray had a nose ol most peculiar
stiape, as may be sevil from his portrait. The
bridge was very low, and thc nostrils extreme,
ly well developed. On one occasl C\y at a par?
ty where Douglass Jerrold was present, it was
mentioned that Mr. Thackeray's religious
opinions were unsettled, and that a lady ol' his
acquaintance was doing her best to convert
him to Romanism. "To Romanism," exclaimed
Jerrold, "let us hope she'll begin with the
-The stockholders of the New York Dally
Star are so much pleased with the manage?
ment ol'Us editor, Mr. Jo. Howard, Jr., that
they last week took advantage of his thirty
?Rh birthday to present him with a splendid
gold watch, and to ask his permission to have
ins salary raised from $0000 to $3000 a year.
We have little doubt that this modest request
was complied with.
-Madame Ollivier, tile wife of the French
prime minister, has recently been admitted to
the Spanish order of -Noble Ladles." Thc
decoration consists ol a violet-colored ribbon,
striped willi white, to which a medal is at?
tached. Members of this order are grandees
in rank, and bear the title ol' excellency.
There are lu Fiance ten other ladies members
ol'this order, the chief ol' which is the Em?
-Queen Victoria has lately paid a very un?
usual honor to a little subject ol'hers by, In
person, standing sponso: to him. Thc infant
thus distinguished is the Earl of Burford, a
direct descendant of Nell Gwynne, being the
eldest son of tl?* Duke ol' St. Albans by the
daughter ol'the Queen's late valued Iriend and
secretary. General Grey. The boy was born
under very melancholy circumstances, for his
grandmother lay dying lu au adjoining room.
The other godmother is a lady as popular, and
almost as well known, as the Queen, Miss Bur?
dett Coutts, and it may be added, one whose
sponsorship is likely to have a more solid re?
-Legal practice pays when one reaches
"the upper story." David Dudley Field re?
ceived illOO.OOO fee from the Erie Railroad.
Jeremiahs. Black got $135,000 from the New
Almaden mine case. William M. Evarts has a
professional income of ?12J,000, and recently
charged $5000 for one speech, which occupied
-Tennyson is to accompany the English ex?
pedition, which is to sail next winter to ob?
serve the next great solar eclipse.
TUE COMINO INDIAN WAR.
CniCAGO, June 14.
The Ute Indians, heretofore most friendly,
threaten war. Tfiey muster ten thousand war?
riors. Their chief, Colaro, was killed by their
braves for discouraging them with big stories
about the power of the whites. Many farmers
along the Kansas Pacific are selling out
and leaving. _
TREASURER PARKER'S RECORD.
The Testimony or "A Thorough Repub?
The following letter, under the heading,
"The State Treasurer ol South Carolina," is
copied from the New York Nation, of June
To the Editor of the Nation :
SIR-My attention has been called to an arti?
cle in the New York Independent in reference
to our State Treasurer, Niles G. Parker. He
is spoken of as having restored this State to
solvency, and obtained for himself the respect
of all business men, both in this country and in
Europe. I enlisted this Parker In the First
Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, at Haverhlll,
Massachusetts, where he had been the unsuc?
cessful proprietor of a restaurant and bar.
After he left the army, he commenced busi?
ness in Charleston, where he failed, and ls
now restoring himself to solvency bv compro?
mising with his creditors for about twenty-five
cents on the dollar. Since 18C5 I have held a
claim against him for several hnndred dollars,
which my attorney has settled recently for
thirty cents on the dollar.
It is my opinion that the amount expended
by Mr. Parker for diamonds, since he has been
State Treasurer, would more than pay all his
debts in full.
It is well known that there were many mem?
bers of the Constitutional Convention and of j
the General Assembly who had been drilled so
that they could barely write their names, and
yet could hardly write a word In the English
language. There were no members of the
General Assembly In times past who could
neither read nor write. This State was repre?
sented In the Assembly by men of the highest
culture and ample means.
I am, and always have been, a thorough Re?
publican, but am opposed to being any longer
misrepresented by incompetent, corrupt men.
(Signed,) J. W. COLLINS,
Postoffice Box 33.
Beaufort, S. C., May 29, 1870.
MORE INDIAN TALKS.
A trew Home Thrusts from Red Cloud.
Among the other < igallala chiefs who deliv?
ered themselves at Washington, In the grand
consultations with the Great Father, was Brave
Bear, who ls seventv-tlve years of age. He
made an earnest and eloquent appeal In behalf
of his people. He begged that the whites
would not crush them, and closed wilh the fol?
lowing home thrusts:
The Great Spirit told me, when first a chief,
if you get strong and become rich you cannot
take your riches willi you when you die. He
must have lold a different ihlug to the white
man. He must have told him wheu you die
yon eau take all Into the next world.
The map ol'the Indian country was sent for,
and Secretary Cox proceeded lo explain,
showing the boundaries Axed in thc treaty ol'
1867, Red Cloud looking on with great Interest.
Red Ciotid said:
This is the ?Tsl time I have heard of such
treaty. I never heard of lt and do not mean
to follow it. I want to know who was the In?
terpreter who interpreted these lhlng3 lo the
The naraeB of three were mentioned, and he
said: "I know nothing abo??t it. It was
never explained to me."
Secretary Cox afterwards offered Red Cloud
copies of the treaty, and the latter said :
All the promises made In thc treaties had
never been fulfilled. The object of thc whites
was to crush the Indians down to nothing.
The Great Spirit would judge these things
hereafter. All the words I sent never reached
the Great Father. They are lost before ihey
get here. I am chief of thirty-nine nations. I
will not lake the paper with me. It is all Hes.
The Secretary distributed copies of the treaty
to the Interpreters, agents and traders present,
and adjourned the council for a day, in order,
meantime, that the provisions of the treaty
may be explained to the Indians.
IDrngs, Chemicals, Ut.
RUSSELL'S SOOTHING CORDIAL
FOR INFANTS TEETHING.
ALLAYS INFLAMMATION OF TUE GUMS. CURES
CUOLIC, CUOLEHA INFANTUM, DYSENTERY,
AND ALL DISEASES TO WU ICU
CUII.OREN ARE SUBJECT
CONTAINS NO ANODYNE.
RUSSELL'S SOOTHING CORDIAL ls offerte, o
the public with an absolute guarantee against all
danger from its use. Reud the following certifi?
CHARLESTON, May 18,1888.
Mr. J. B. RUSSELL, one of our careful and Intel?
ligent Pharmaceutists and Apothecaries, has sub?
mitted to my examination thc formula for the
preparation of a Soothing Cordial prepared and
vended by him.
It affords mc pleasure to express a favorable
opinion of its safe and eftlcicnt adaptation to the
particular cases of the diseases of children, which
it ls designed to relieve.
E. GEDDINCS, M. D.
Having had occasion to prescribe RUSSELL'S
Soothing Cordial in severe cases of Bowel Com?
plaints in children and delicate females, 1 have
been much pleased with its ctfects. I consider lt
a valuable medicine in all cases, In which lt may
be advisable to avoid the usc of anodyne, and par?
ticularly for family use, as lt ls perfectly safe.
W. T. WRAGG, M. D.
CHARLESTON. S. C.. 1808.
I certify that I have most successfully used
RUSSELL'S Soothing Cordial in the Summer Com?
plaints or Infants. He has fully exhibited thc in?
gredients of Iiis remedy, and the tedious method
of preparation. I recognize thc prescription
containing no anodyne whatever-as a most safe
and ctllcaciousone in bowel affections of children.
When much nain or restlessness attends the affec?
tion, doses of Paregoric can be added to thc pre
scribed doses of the Cordial according to thc age
of the patient. The compound, though more
often, acts In au cillcicnt manner without auy ad?
dition of anodyne.
In the Diarrhoea of the aged. In Increased doses,
lt ls of great value as a remedy; never disagree?
ing with the stomach-increasing appetite, im?
proving ingestion, and acting us a slow but effi?
cient astringent agent.
W. M. FITCH, M. D. j
CHARLESTON, S. C., 1S6S.
Dear Sir-I have used vour Soothing Cordial for
Diarrhoea in teething children, and Und lt a very
excellent preparation. It has a great advantage
over most preparations of the Mud lu containing
no Opium or Narcotic.
When these arc required they can bc added In
proportions applicable to thc case.
I therefore can recommend its use in the affec?
tions Tor which it is designed.
Respectfully yours. Ac,
T. L. OG I ER, M. D.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S. C., 1SC8.
Afr. J. D. Russell :
DEAR SIR-I have used your Soothing Cordial
for children extensively io my practice, and most
cheerfully testify to Its merits. I have found lt,
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mends it as a perfectly safe preparation in the
hands of mothers ami inexperienced nurses.
Very respectfully, Ac,
D. K. WILLIAMS, IL D.
Made by J. B. RUSSELL, Chemist.
Sold by Dr. H. BAHR, Wholesale Agent fo
South Carolina. octl3
CARBONATE OF AMMONIA
Bicarbonate of Soda
Cream of Tartar
For sale, wholesale and retail, by
Dr. H. BAER,
octe No. 131 Meeting stree;,
LALANE-WILSON.-On thc 27th May, 1870, at
Plantation "Santana," Sagna la Grande, Cuba, by
Hie Kev. Jose K. Perat, PALX B. LALANE, of
Charleston. S. C., to AMELIA A., third daughter
ot John s. Wilson, Esq., or the former place.
BACOT.-Bled in Wlnnsboro', S. C.roTsm?day
morning thc 12th Instant, SUSAN BOYLSTON, only
child of Pierre and Eunice Aiken Bacot, aged
nine months and nine days. *
of Mrs. ANN SIMON'S and family are Invited to
attend her Funeral Services aa) St. Paul's Church,
at io o'etack, THIS MORNING. Junl5-*
RICHARDS.-Died, on the morning or the 14th
instant, In the 26th year of his age, FREDERICE
ff THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances or thc family, and of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Richards, Sr., and of M-. and Mrs.
Thaddeus Street, are respectfully invited to at?
tend the Funeral Services, at the Church of the
Holy Communion, THIS (Wednesday) AFTER?
NOON, at 5 o'clock. Jnnel5
fgf WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY
CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION.-The Olllcers and
Members are respectfully invited to attend the
Funeral Obsequies of their late brother member,
FREDERICK RICHARDS, Jr., nt the "Church of
the Holy Communion,'' THIS AFTERNOON, at 5
o'clock. J. L. HONOUR,
junl5 Secretary and Treasurer.
?&-HEW ENGLAND SOCIETY.-THE
Officers and Members or this Society are respect?
fully Invited to attend the Funeral Ceremonies of
their late Brother Member, FREDERICK RICH?
ARDS, Jr., THIS AFTERNOON, 15th Instant, at the
Church of the Holy Communion, at 5 o'clock.
junio ^ Secretary.
^STRICT OBSERVANCE LODGE,No.
73, A. F. M.-The Members of this Lodge are
summoned to assemble at Masonic Hall THIS AF?
TERNOON, at 4 o'clock, to pay the last tribute of
respect to Brother FREDERICK RICHARDS, Jr.
By order of the W. M.
W. W. SIMONS,
AGRICULTURAL WORKS, Ac
THE PARKS, PROMENADES AND GARDENS OF
PARIS, Illustrated. 1 vol., 8v?.
Curtis's Farm Insects, with Colored Plates. 1 vol.,
Stephens's Book of the Farra. 2 vols., 8vo.
Insect Knemlea 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 in the Stable and the
American Gardiner's Assistant-Bridgman, revis?
ed ny Todd.
Bridgman's Kitchen Gardener, a new edition.
Culture of thc Qrape and Wlnemaking. by Robt.
Buchanan, with an Appendix on the Cultiva?
tion of the Strawberry, by Longworth.
Downlng's Landscape Gardening, Illustrated.
Fanner's Earn Book, by Cater, Youatt, Skinner
Gleanings from French Gardening, by Robinson.
Henry Courtland, or What a Farmer Can Do, by
A. J. Cline.
Leavltt: Facts about Peat, as an Article of Fuel.
The Sportsman and the Dog. 1 vol., 12mo.
Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Build?
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 Manual of Practical Agricul?
The Barn-Yard : A New Manual of Cattle, Horse
and Sheep Husbandry.
Allen's (R. L.> American Farm Book.
Allen's (R. L. and L. F.) New American Farm
Johnston's Elements of Agricultural Chemistry.
Bommer's Mei hod of Making Manures.
Breck's New Book of Flowers.
Caldwell's Agricultural Chemical Analysis.
Dadd's American Cattle Doctor.
Johnson's How Crops Feed.
Johnson's How Crops Grow.
Mohr on the Qrape Vine.
Our Farm of Four Acres.
Pardee on Strawberry Culture.
Pedder's Land Measurer.
Percher on Horse.
Randall's Sheep Husbandry.
Saunders's Domestic Poultry.
Turner's Cotton Planter's Manna!.
Warder's Hedges and Evergreens.
Waring's Draining for Prout and Health.
Wheeler's Rural Homes.
Wheeler's Homes for the People.
White's Gardening for the South.
Woodward'3 Country Homes.
Farm Talk (Bracket!.)
Fuller's Forest Tree Culturlst.
Jennings on Cattle.
Jennln-'S on the Horse and his Diseases.
Mavhew's Illustrated Horse Management.
McMahon's American Gardener.
Norrls's Fish Culture.
Thc Horse (Stonehenge.) English edition, 8vo.,
The Mule (Riley.)
Thomas's Fruit Culturlst.
mav4 No. 285 KINO STREET.
QOZZENS'S WEST POINT HOTEL,
On the Hudson River, New York, now open.
Terras reasonable. Address S. T. COZZENS,
West Point, New York. raayl9-lmo
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
WM. GORMAN, PROPRIETOR.
The Proprietors of this pleasantly located and
elegantly furnished Establishment, al the State
Capital, desire to inform the travelling public and
others seeking accommodations, that the "CO?
LUMBIA" ls in every respect a first-class Hotel,
unsurpassed by any in the State or the Cnlted
States, situated in the business centre of the
c.ltv, with line large airy rooms, and a table sup?
plied with every delicacy of the season, both from
New York and Charleston markets, the Proprie?
tors pledge themselves that no efforts will be
spared to give perfect satisfaction in every re?
A first-class Livery Stable is attached to the
Hotel, where vehicles of every description can be
had at thc shortest notice.
Omnibuses attend thc arrival and departure o?
every Train, and passengers are carried to and
from thc Hotel FREE OF CUARGE.
a prl3 wTm_
EW YORK HOTEL,
NO. 721 BROADWAY,
D. M. HILDRETH A CO., - Proprietors,
NEW YORK CITY.
This nOTEL, so widely and popularly known as
thc ravorite resort of Southerners while sojourn
lng In this city, has been re leased for a terra ol
years by Its present proprietors, ami ls now In
process of renovation. No expense will be spared
to render it, as in days of yore, an agreeable home
for Its patrons.
Thc proprietors, while tendering their sincere
thanks Tor the very liberal support they have re?
ceived, beg leave to assure their guests that In
. the ruture the Hotel will retain its former well
apr27 wfm 2mo8P*0_
AGENTS WANTED, TO SELL THI
only really good low priced SEWING MA
CHINE. Sample complete to agents only $12. Fron
575 to $200 per month and expenses paid to ener
getlc agents, male or female. Send for circula:
or sample Machine, and commence canvassing-lr
vonr own neighborhood. Address BAKER SEW
INO MACHINE CO., Cleveland, Ohl-}.
JpOR EDISTO AND ROCKVILLE,
VIA JOHN'S ISLAND FERRY, CH?RCH FLATS,
ENTERPRISE, YOUNG'S ISLAND, BEAR'S
BLUFF, ic, INLAND ALL THE WAY.
The Steamer "ARGO*' Ia now re- _ . ^ir^-w
celvlng Freight, at AccomodationdBHtSU
Wharr, and will leave as above per the following
On Thursday, the 16th.at 7& A. l?
On Monday, the 20th.at ll A.M.
On Thursday, thc 23d.at 1 P. M.
On Monday, the27th.at 6 A.M.
Un Thursday, the 30th.at "A.M.
On Friday, the 17th.at 6 A. M.
On Tuesday, the 2lat.at 9 A. M..
On Friday, the 24th.at ll A. M.
On Tuesday, the 28th.at 2K P. M.
On Friday. July 1st.at 6j? A. M.
For Passage or Freight apply on board, or to
DOUGLAS NISBET, Agent,
N. B.-Freight and Wharfage payable here.
JpOR NEW YORE-ON TUESDAY.
The Al side-wheel Steamship SOUTH j&j&m.
CAROLINA, Adkins, Commander, WIII^AUUK
sall for New YqrK on TUESDAY, June 21, at o
o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 2, Union Wharves,
connecting with day Passenger Trains from Co
lumbla and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M.
The SOUTH CAROLINA will make close con?
nection with Liverpool Steamship MINNESOTA, of
Messrs. Williams A Gulon's Line, sailing June 29.
Insurance by the Steamers of this line * 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. Junl6
JpiOR GARDNER'S BLUFF,
AND ALL INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS ON PEE?
DEE RIVER, VIA GEORGETOWN, S. C.
The steamer GENERAL MANI- _ . ?1T^^.
G AULT, Captain il. S. Cordes, ls -8BM?U3?
receiving Freight at North Atlantic Whan, and
will leave as above on THURSDAY MORNING, June
16. SHACKELFORD A KELLY.
Agents, No. 1 Boyce's Wharf
N. Ti.-All Freight must be prepaid.
JpOR ASHEPOO AND WALTERBORO'.
The Sloop MARY GOODRICH, Captain F.
Roberts, will receive freight at commer-'
cial Wnarf on WEDNESDAY, 15th Instant, for Ashe
poo and Walterboro', and all Intermediate land?
ings. _ JUD13-3*
JflOR FORT SUMTER.
The sare, fast sailing and comfortably ap
pointed Yacht "ELEANOR" will make two Salt
trips dally to Fort Sumter and the other points of
historic Interest In the harbor, leaving Sooth
Commercial Wharf at io A. M. 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
BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, BOS
TON, AND THE CITIES OF THE NORTH?
THROUGH BILLS OF LADING GIVEN FOB:
COTTON TO BREMEN.
The fine Steamship " FALCON,"^?pjCBfc
Horsey, Commander, will sail for Ualtl-S??fiS
more on FRIDAY, 17th June, at o A. M.
fir 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 Goods from
the Railroad Depot In Philadelphia.
PAUL C. TRENUOLM, Agent,
Junl3-mwth3 No. 2 Union Wharves.
VESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND
MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are respect- ^f*??.
fully Invited to call and examine the^yftlflflfiZ
quality and prices of our GOODS. Full weight
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 275 King street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, S. C.
fir Branch of No. 900 Broadway, New York.
J10R BEAUFORT, VIA EDISTO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain 0.
Caroll White, wul sall from Charles-_
ton for above places every TUESDAY MORNING, 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.
JpOR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.)
VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT.
The Bteamer PILOT BOY, Captain c.
Carroll White, wul leave Charles-,_
ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at s o'clock, for
The PILOT BOY will leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, touching at
Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting
nt 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 00.
JP OR WRIGHT'S BLUFF AND INTER?
MEDIATE LANDINGS ON THE SAN
The steamer MARION, Captain
W. F. . Adair, ls now receiving!
Freight at Accommodation Wharf, a?Tj
TO-MORROW NIGHT, the 15th Instant.
Freight and wharfage prepaid.
For engagements, apply to
RAVENEL A HOLMES,
junl4-2DAC No. 177 East Bay.
OUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
OENERAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1
CHARLESTON, S. C., May ll, 1870. J
On and after Sunday, May 15th, the Passenger
Trains upon the South Carolina Railroad will run
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. ir.
Arrive at Augusta.4.25 P. M.
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta.8.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.7.45 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.30 P. M.
AUGUSTA NIGHT EXPRESS.
Leave Charleston.8.30 P. M.
Leave Augusta.6.00 P. M.
Arrive at. Augusta.7.05 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.6.40 A. M.
COLUMBIA NIGHT EXPRESS.
Leave Charleston.L30 P. M.
Leave Columtla.7.50 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia.6.00 A. M.
Arrive at Char;estor.6.45 A. M.
Leave Charleston.2.50 P. M.
Arrive at Summerville.4.10 P. M.
Leave Summerville.7.10 A. M
Arrive at Charleston.8.26 A. V.
CAMDEN BRANCH. .
Camden and Columbia Passenger Trains on
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS, and be?
tween Camden and Ringville dally, (Sundays ex?
cepted.) connects with up and down Day Pas?
sengers at Ringville.
Leave Camden.6.35 A. M.
Arrive at columbia.ll.oo A. M.
Leave Columbia.l.oo P. M.
Arrive at Camden.6.40 P. M.
H. T. PEAKE,
mayl3 General Sup^ntendect.
SHAMPOOING AND HAIR CUTTING.
LADIES AND CHILDREN
Attended at their residences promptly and at
Send orders to ^ MARSHALL, Barber,
Bread Btreet, next door to Telegraph orilce.
gUPERIOR COLOGNE WATER.
Manufactured and-for sale by
Dr. H. BAER.
octfi !*o. 181 Meeting street.