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The Ivy Green.
BT CHARLES DICKENS.
Ota. a (iain cy plant is the Ivy green,
That creepeth o'er ruins old 1
Of right choice food are his meals, I ween,
Innis cell so lone and cold.
The walls most be crumbled, tte stone decayed,
. To pleasure his dainty whim;
And the smouldering dust that years have made,
j is a merry meal for him.
Creeping where no lire ls seen,
v A rare old plant ls the Ivy green.
Fast be stealeth on, though he wears no wings,
And a staunch old heart has he.
How closely he twtneth, how tight he clings
To his friend the huge Oak tree I
And silly he traileth along the ground,
And bis leaves he gent y waves,
As he joyously hugs and erawleth round
i The rich mould of dead men's graves.
Creeping where grim death has been,
A rare old plant ls tbe Ivy green.
Whole ages have fled and their works decayed,
And natlonWTiave scattered been;
Bat the stoat old Ivy shall never fade,
From Its hale and hearty green.
The brave old plant In Its lonely days,
Shall fasten upon the past;
For the stateliest building man can raise,
Is the Ivys food at last.
Creeping on, where tlme4ias been,
A rare old plant Is the Ivy green.
James Baintree, barrister-at-law, and Wil
liam Hargreaves, clerk in holy orders, weze
. Bitting in the chamber of the former Kentle
man, in the Tom pie. They had dined to?
gether and had now ref urned, and had lit the
cigar of meditation. They .'were old friends,
school-fellows and college chums; and William
Hargreaves bad just come np to town, in or
. der to accompany his friend the next day into
tbe coan try, to a s Biet, according toa promise
of macy years' standing, at the ceremony or
"You say, James, that yonr lady-love is to
-bo married from the house of her co nain,
? "Yea," Baid the barrister, rather shortly.
"Don't yon like the arrangement?'' the
.? "1 can hardly say that I don't like it, Wil?
liam; and yet, if I had had my choice, 1
would rather that it had been otherwise."
- He was silent again; and his friend seeing
that there was something which he did'not care
to explain, asked no further questions,. bnt
. con un oed amt king,- leaving it to his friend
? either to contiene or change the conversation.
Presently Baintree threw the end of his
: cigar into the fire. '
"I will tell jon tho story, William, and yon
shad judge for yourseb*. I need not say that
- it is not to go farther. No one knows it. I
-bebeve, except those concerned; and we all
have more or leas reason for not wishing sneb
story to get about. Lneed not tell yon that
I never was a believer in ghosts, apparitions
' or the supernatural in any way. Yon remem?
ber that at college I was always ready to enter
- into any amount of argument with men who
believed more or lees in the supernatural;
yon,, yourself, having Scotch blood in your
veins, bad rather a leaning toward wraiths.
I was niter ly. nacre iulons. Having recalled
this lo yonr memory, I will gd on with my
Vit waa in the autumn of '66, rather better
than two years ?co now. that I was staying
down wit h Sir Peter aud Lady Berry at Wen?
ning Park, lt was a very pleasant place to ;
. stay at; one of those bouses where a man can
do inst what be pleases. Sir Peter was, or
rather ia, a man of some six or seveo-aud
'foitj. nt came into the baronetcy rather
unexpectedly, through a series of deaths,
N and i he news reached him in India, where te
baa been for many years, and where he occu?
pied the position of judge. He had already
made an ample fortune, and at once came
home and took possession of Wenning Park,
which was entailed with tbe baronetcy. He
was a quiet saan, given to ttudv; but his dis?
position was sing ula ri y genial, and he has one
Of the most pleasing smiles I ever saw. A
. year after b?a return he married. He met bis
wife down at tbe eea-ajde, 1 believe; abe was
*bed?S??:t?r of * m?rgfm??, Sut ii?r" ??tb?r
was dead, and abe lived al me with her
mother. I know nothing about the wooing,
bat should imagine that Lucy-I don't know
uer fn&ideu came-married tbe baronet prin?
cipally for his money, Bhe was about one
and-twenty, and a very oretty bright girl.
However, they seemed happy together. He
indulged her every whim, and was never so
?sppy as w?i?n ??6 saw her surrounded by
young people, ?nd enjoying ut!??.1? to the ut-1
-jmoat. At the Umo 1 am speaking of they bad
"been married-three years. It had been A
most pleasant visit j'the people in toe house
Jud been a remarkably good set; partridges
Bad been abundant,' and. above ail I had been
engaged in a Btrong flirtation with Alice Ker?
rers- and I think that even then we had both
made np our minds t h at it was not to end with
our visit to the Berrys. Time had gone on.
She. rest of the guests dropped off. and there
onlv remained Clara and Alice Ferrers, Tom
Barding-he married Clara this spring-my?
self, sod a man named Pellatt. Pellatt vas
one of tboce men one meets everywhere "Bat
daroeaor flower shows, orin the lark, or, in
fact, everywhere. He was one of those men I
can't bear, a sneering, cynical fellow, and
Harding t boro uglily agreed with mo. He could
be pleasant when be chose, and kept an en?
tirely different tone for women from tua.
which be. neel with men. He was a great,
favorite with them, as, strangely enough,
most men ?xe who are generally detested by
other men. He was good-looking, at ?east so
people said, though I never could Bee it my?
self; his features, however, were certainly
good, and when his face softened, as it did
when he was talking with any woman to whom
ho was trying to be agreeable, I can under?
stand their heine; taken with it. Anyhow, bis
name hae been coupled with, that of half a
dosen married women t~> my knowledge. He
was at Wenning Park before I went there, and
be a'a' ed on now, talk-'nsr frequently, aa did
both Harding and I, of leaving, bet suie ring
himsoii very easily to be persuaded by Sur
Peter into staying a little longer. From the
first I had seen that he was very attentive to
bis hostess; not obtrusively so, quite the con?
trary. In fact, be spoke to ber more seldom
than did moat other men staying m tbe house,
lt was in the change ot tl c tone of his voice,
and the sudden softening of the hard race,
that I could detect the gamete was playing.
Aa rime went on. I saw that she noticed it. too.
and, what was more, that abe lilted it. It was
not. that she flirted with bun. She was rather
fin to flirtation, and I had seen' ber eu giged
ne or two little affairs on a previous visit;
these had been opeo,undiguued flirtations,
mei ely ibo lesult of high spirits and a love of
fun. There was nothing of this with Pellatt.
She seemed infected with, his own quiet way.
When she ?poke to him ber voice ?aa lower
and softer, and her fingers bad a trick of
.nervously playing with tho flowers or anything
else sue had in ber hand. It struck me, too,
that she avoided him as if abe wns afraid vt bim.
sud that even ?hen she was not apparently
vatoning him, she yet knew or felt what he
was doiue. 1 bave seen ber wnen be ap
proacned her even fiom behind move suddenly
forward, and begin to talk eagerly and rapidly
with any one else who waa near. Ot course,
I said nothing of my ideas on the subject as
lone: a-< 'he house was full; but when there
rema med only the party 1 have named. I un?
burdened my mind io Hardiug, who was an
old friend of mine, one day when we were out
shooting together. Tom was altogether of
my opinion, and aaeed that Pellatt meant mis?
chief. Ibe question was. What was to be
done ? Neither of us, though we talked the
mat ter over and over again, conld bit upon
any tbiog practical. Yon see Hargraves, it is
a very ticklish qaextiou to interfere in an af?
fair of thia sort. Difficult and delicate at all
times-for no one thanks yin. and you are
surf to be looked upon as a meddling fool -
tret iv so wbeu you have not a shadow of proof,
and noti-iu? but ?our own vague suspicious to
Oi ivureo. our best plan would have been to
have gone away at once as Pellatt could hardly
bave outs'a\ed us; but, you see we were both
au s?rieux witn the Ferrers, aud intend ( d se?
lling the busmesB before we left; so we persua?
ded ourselves that, if it was brokeu off now. it
woulu b - renewed in'Lontlon when there was
no one to watch over ber, and that it was best
to let the game be played out under our eyes.
Upon one point we were agreed, namely, that
we would interfere when it? became a-eolutely
necessary; but whether our interference should
lake the jorm of an opening of Sir Peter's eyes,
or or HU intimjtion to Peibut to give it n >,
under a threat of asBault und batttry. we conld
rio floilly determine. Ai auy rate, we were
determiin-d to save Lady itt try.
Weil, '..mo went on and it ou ly wanted two
days io tho iim.e finally fixed for our leaving.
Balding and I hail been out for our last day's
shooing and had both snot badly. 1 tbiuk
th ; wi hid m ide up our minds to propose
?npoii tbe fillowiog day. Whou we came in o
the drawing-room ready for dinner, we both
saw tt once that s met bing had taken place
that theorist- was i.i ract at hand Lauy Ber
jry waa uuu&ualij pale, with a spot of color on
each cheek. She waa in feverish c
talked gaily and rapidly all dmner-tin
I observjd, addreesina her husband,
looking, if she could help it. at Pel lat
of Lady Berry's efforts, the dinner wai
cess. Both the Ferrers were unusui
and I fancied that they must bat
something, I have since learned th
after lunon, bad announced his in
going for a walk, and tbat during the
Lady Berry had been ?bsen t from tb
room for some time; and that Alice,
stairs for s o me th i ncr, bad happened t
of the window, and t? ber surprise hs
a glimpse of the two walking togeth
Bbrubbeoee. Their uneasiness had t
increased by the fact of Lady Berry'
bo allusion after her rehira to the fa
having left the boase. Ail this
nothing of until loog afterward; ba
sure that the girls as well as ouraelvoi
something was wrong; and although
oar best to talk naturally and be at <
the thought that the time had corni
and the wonder what our ourse ougt
rendered it difficult for us to se<
hostess' efforts to be gay. The only t
party who seemed really themselves
Peter and Fellatt. The former wi
and kindly aa ever, utterly unsnspicio
tempest gathering round him; while tl
waa as coldly cynical and unpleasant
After tbe ladies left us oar sitting wa
one. Neither Tom nor myself were in
to engage in argument with tbe man
ns, whose white tie our fingers were ii
disarrange. We very soon, therefor?
the ladies in Lady Berry's boudoir, it
since our numbers bad so dwindled,
met instead of the grand drawing-ro
was a good-sized room, prettily fa
There was a piano in it-an old-lashior.
and out of keeping with the style of th
the room. lb was prized by Lady
however, as having been the gift of hei
upon the occasion of her having lea
play her first grand piece. As we \
s tarra, Harding whispered to me: "Th
come to an understanding. Meet me
ioom to-night. We most settle what t
We had now a repetition of our din
havior; and Lady Berry's gaiety seam*
more forced than before. 1 think
noticed thia; for he asked Alice Ferrers
immediately as tea was over. When s
played two or three pieces, there was a
as she shut the piano and returned to h
on the sofa; for neither her sister no
berry plaved. Then, to oar astonis
Pellatt volunteered to sing ns som
saying he would play his own accompai
None of us knew that te sang or played
had never before mentioned that be did
As he passed Lady Berry, be said two oi
words to her in a whisper; and I go s
I bis face tbat it was an injunction to b<
( calm. Then he went np to tbe piar
i l can hardly describe to you, even
Hargreaves, wbat followed, mach less gi
an idea of its effects. He opened the
rather roognly, and there waa a load
aa if a string bad broken with tbe jar. c
us all to start. The Brand, however, w
a single sharp discord, as when astnng I
but a bog, continuons, jarring note. ]
and loader it rose until the whole room s
filled with the sonne. It wa? 1 k j the
of an engine whistle but allied wita the
a broken music-sin ig; the wildest, the
unearthly, and tbe most painful sound .
heard. We all recoiled from the instr
and stood transfixed with astonishment,
may Bay for myself, and I think for thc
with terror. Pellatt stood three paces
fcom the piano, with his face deadly pa
indeed, were all those present, and his
slightly raised before him, as if to abu
some uokuown danger. Alice Ferrari
fainted upon the sofa; Clara clung to
Harding, wbo was standing by her; .Sir
had advanced three b&au/ steps, and etoo
tween bis wife and the praoo; wmle Lady
ry stool with ber bands pressing br.c
bair from her temples, and ber eyes set
fixed gk astlf stare. The only movement
myself .-onecious of h a vin g made was U
my bands to my ears, to deadou as far as
Bible that awful unearthly sound. How
! it lasted I cannot say; it might have beer
m?nate-it might have been three; to t
seemed an ace. lh?n, ?ll ot a su<
without change or warning, it ceased. Fi
instant the silence was deadly; then Sir j
turned, just in time to catch bis wife, wbc
forward as if dead; and Clar i Ferrers wen
into a rit o? ouch terrible hysterics, that :
one feared tbat ber reason was cone for
altogether for tb* next few mientes We
our bands too fall to exchange a word,
tbat time tbe Misses Ferrers were carried
to their rooms, and given in charge cf
servants, wbo were ot more use thaa we c
be; while Sir Peter, having ordered a s"?ai
start on horseback for the nearest doctor,
pennteoded every endeavor to res'ore bis
to consciousness. Tben. hndmg thal we i
only ia the way. Hardinifand I went down
g et uer into the smoking-room, I do uot tt
either of us would have gono alone into
boudoir tor a bandied pou sue.
. When w? had cloded the door, we loo
at each Otbet with blat k faces. What was
Neither ot us could hazard a conjeoti
neither bad ever heard any noise like it;
we agreed exactly in our estimate of the soi
-it was something like a railway whist's bk
tbroagh two or three discordant obords of
piano. As to what caused the noise neither
us dared to conjecture: and we turn td aim
aa a relief to tbe terrible question of hon
would affect the Ferrers.
In an boor's (imp we heard the welcome ?
lop of a horse, and knew that the doctor i
come, as Sir Peter bad asked him, on his m
sanger's boree to save time. Just as be am
Pellatt came into the room. He had been i
in the night air, and was ghastly pa.e.
tried to speak unconcernedly, but bis
quivered and his band shook as be Ailed hi
self a strong glaas ot apunta and water.
Presently tbe welcome news came down tl
the Misses Ferrers were botn sensible- a
quiet. Lady Berry bad iecovered from her :
- bnt was delirious. Alter this we eat very qu
for some time; for neither Harding nor mys
felt any ino in&tion to go off to bed alone,
another halt an hoar a servant came in with
piece of folded paper, which be gave to Pell
-"From Sir Peter." Pellatt read it tbroue
and, if possible, turned evenjaJer tban befo;
He murmured something anwHett the room.
ID another two minutes we again heard t
horse's hoofs departing. We looked at ea
other significantly. "She bas been talking
ber delirium," Barding said; "avd Sir Pel
bas ordered bim to leave tbe house at ono?
Ifc waa so, as we afterward lound; and I
clotbes were packed and sent after bim tl
Presently the doctor came down for a ft
minutes. We both kuew and liked bu
"Woat is all thia, gentlemen ? Sir Peter, und
a promise of secrecy bas told me a no. t exit
ordinary tale-I sboald say. indeed, anincrec
ble (ale, wore it not that the state of tbei
three ladies and the calmuess of Sir Pet
tender it impossible for me to doubt bia word
We described'tbe affair to tbe doctor, who sai
"Well, gentlemen, doubt is impossible afb
what voa bave told me, ?trange and incl edi b
as it appears, lt would almoat teem to ha1
been providentially aent. as 1 gather from ht
ravings, BB a waiuing to eave the poor creatui
up stairs on the very edge of destruction,
must go np again to Sir Peter." "Ia be no:
with her ?" 1 ifked.- "No." the donor anuweret
"abe bas an old servant, wbo waa her nura
and wno came witb berwheaahe.waa marnod,
lu a few minutes more we were joined by S
Peter. Ho looked years older than ne bad don
at dinner time. He saw by our laces bo
much we pined aod felt lor him, ani holdm
oat a fcandsilemlv to each, bf sat down, an
broke out crying in great sobs, so paiutul i
bear tbat the tears rolled duwu the cheeks o
both Harding and myself. "You Bhouid nav?
io,d me." be said at last. "Them waa notbin
as ver to tell, Sir Peter " I said, gently. "I
waa only thia evenine that our eu?p ctons tba
ail waa not right were confirmed; and we hat
fully determined upon speaking to you to-moi
row, in order ?bat yu might, perhaps, reaolvi
upon tra vi liing, and oo taking Lady Berry ou
of reach of temptation; for I am sure that Lad;
Berry is innocent of-aught save a tempor?r
infatuation." "I am convinced of that," fc>i?
P.-tsg?a.d, soleuvily. -Wuuld that warn nf
havebeen suQt if it were too late to 8ave ? No
no, my friends," and be tried to speak cheer
fully, bul bis hue quivered, "she is verv yoong
and mexpetieni-ed-so yuuu i that shu did nol
know wuat a pteuipico abe was troading upon,
I I was much older tb n she -old enough to be
her father-ana I did uut wait long enough for
hei to be quite sure of lier lovo tor mo before
I mr med uer. Slill I dp think- yes, X am sore
_hat she did love me men. But since i Len I
bavu been too outifideut in lier love. 1 h-'Vo
rorgot>eu our disparity of years, have never
given ber the af eli timi whicii a youn.r wile
must naturally crave tor; anti so, little b.v little,
she bas come ru look m KUI me as a falber, and
room wa? thus m id.; for another lovo. 1?
future i> wi;l not bu so. I must ?ct to wjrk to
w n bactc I h md g il love she once eavo me.
and she will loo'-Uj>oii mia ?3 an', evil dream.
Is not ?hal ni> b pt p!au?" XV? woru beth too
much ?efl* ctod to suuak bu! Silently wru g our
boat s lian i. Again up n tho nigli'-air rose thc
sound oi a lioreeV ap roaching bool?. None ot
us spoke bu; looked ?t eae? o'lier inquiringly.
Wore tlier>-. any moro mysteries to tako place
j upon thia eventful ni bi? 1 ho horse sto >ped
at tho do T there w.n- a ring i* the bell, a..d iii
i motner oin.nie a servant on'crud. ' A tele
graphic message, Sir Peter." A feeling of awe
ran through ns as Sir Peter opened the letter.
Were we to have an explanation of this awful
mystery ? Bu Peter ran nie eye over i?, and
gave a slight shiver. He signed to the servant
to leave the room. "It-is a message," ho - said,
solemnly, "to tell me that Lady Berry's mother
was born-, to death, probably in a fit, this eve?
I have little more to tell. . Harding and I Bat
up all that night, and left the next day, as did
the Ferrers. They were sadly shaken, and the
affair left a heavy mark upon them for some
time. I need not say that we postponed our
proposals until we met in London in the
spring. A month or two afterward they lost
their father, arid the marriages were post?
poned. Clara, as I told you, was married to
Harding last March; but various circumstances
have combined to put off my affair until the
present time. Lady Berry hovered for some,
weeks between life and death ; but yonth and
a good constitution conquered in the end, and '
she went abroad with her husband. They
were away nearly two years, OD ly returning a
fortnight since. I saw them as they passed
through London. Sha was very much altered,
andu s quiet, pale woman; but I should say
that abe was very happy; and if ever a couple
really loved eaoh other, I tbink that they do.
The house has been entirely altered and re?
decorated, the outrance into the drawing-room
from the boudoir has been bricked up, and the
room itself turned into a housekeeper's room.
I heard this from Harding, who was over there
the other day. They have a large party
of guests down there-people whom they had
met on the Continent, and arranged with to go
dawn upon the same day as themselves, so as
to break the ice of their return. Aboe is, at
Lady Berry's particular request, to be married
from there; and as Lady Berry ?B ber nearest
relative, it is convenient in many respects.
But nothing could persuade Alice to sleep
there; so she is to Bleep at the town with two
of her bridesmaid.-, who accompany ber, and
to go over the first thing in the morning to
dress and start from Wenning Park. There,
that is my story I"
"What became of Pellatt?" the clergyman
asked, after a considerable pause.
"He went abroad the day after the affair,
and I heard six months afterward that he was
dead. How or where I never beard, nor did I
ever inquire. The whole matter was too fresh
in mv mind at the tim", and I confess that I
shunned everything that was likely to recall
that awful evening to my mind."
COMMERCIAL NE WS.
PHILADELPHIA-Per steamship Prometheus
19 tierces rice, 12a bales domestics, 105 bales cot?
ton, 200 bbls rosin, iso tons old railroad Iron, 175
packages vegetables, and sundries.
BALTIMORE-Fer steamship Maryland-49 tea
rice, 32 bales cotton. 109 casks clay, 100 tons old
Iron, 10.876 feet lumber, 17 packages and 20 boxes
mdse, 184 crates vegetables, and 80 bbls potatoes.
The Charleston Cotton, Rice and Naval
OFFICE CHARLESTON NEWS, )
FKIDAT EVENING, June 24, 1870. J
COTTON.-The article showed marked dullness
and depression, and the transactions were prin?
cipally fine cotton, say strict to good middling at
20@20xe ? lb, viz: 13 at 20, 40 at 20KC. Quota?
tions are omitted as entirely nominal.
BICE.-This grain was dnll and prices somewhat
easier, being about s c ? rb lower; enies about 62
tierces, say 10 tierces at 6%c and 42 do at 8;"'c fl
lb. We quote common to fair clean Carolina at
"7*?@8; good 8?i@8Kc ? ft.
NAVAL STORES.-There were some limited trans?
actions at steady rates, say 156 bbls spirits tur?
pentine at 34c; 52 br,ls pale to extra pale at $4@
4 62; 70 bbls extra No 2 at $1 70 ? bbl.
FREIGHTS.-To Liverpool, by steam, direct nomi?
nal, via New York, 7-16d on uplands; 11-lOd
on sea Islands; by sall we quote 7-16d on
upland cotton, and ? Xi $ lb on sea
Island cotton. To Havre, by steam, norai
ual; by sall, nominal at ?;c on uplands
und ix on sea Islands. Coastwise to
New York, by Fteam, Xe H lb on uplands
and Xe on sea islands; by sail, Xe ^ nt on up?
lands. To Boston, by steam, nominal; by sall, X
?Xc SR re on uplands. To Philadelphia, by steam.
Xe 9 rb on uplands; by sall, somewhat nomi?
nal. To Baltimore, by steam, .??@??c ? lb on
uplands;by sal) soraowhat noralnnl.
Exe fl AN c E.-Sterling 60 days bills at 21@21*i.
DOMESTIC EXCHANGE.-The banks pui chaseslght
checks at X o ir, and sell at x premium. Out?
side they purchase at x off, and sell at x pre?
GOLD.-Buying at l0,s nnd selling at ii ??.
Markets by Telegraph.
LONDON, June 24-Consols 92X- Bonds 90,'4'.
Tallow Arm. Turpentine 30s 6d.
LIVERPOOL, June 24 - Noon.-Cotton dull;
uplands lOtfd; Orleans 10,'ic: sales 8000 bales;
sales for the week 55.000 bales; for export and
speculation lO.OOO bales; stock on hand 642,000
bates, of which 63,000 bales are American.
Bvenlog.-Colton heavy; uplands loamed; Or?
leans lo.^aio'id. Sales 7u00 bales Tarns and
PARIS, June 24.-Bourse opened firm. Rentes
NEW YORK, June 24.-Noon.-Stocks Irregular.
Money 4a5 per cent. Sterling, long 9%; short
10X- Gold ll?,'. Bonds UX\ Tennessee cx-cnu
pons66J?;new 64>i; Virginia ex-coupons 6SX','
new 70; Louisianas, old 77; new 74; Levee
sixes 78; eights 95: Alabama eights loij?;
fives 76; Georgia sixes 89; sevens 95}-'; North
Carolinas, old 49; new 27>?; South Oarolluas, old
91-tf; new 82J?. Flour dull. Wheat quiet. Corn
steady. Pork dull at $30 50. Lard quiet at ICa
16*; c. Cotton lower at 21,^c; sales 500 bales.
Turpentine dull at 37)ic. Rosin quiet at $2 05 for
stralued. Freights dull.
Evening.-Money unchanged. Sterling 9>ia
9??. Gold rudall},'. Governments declined X
Southerns steady. Cotton dull and drooping;
sales 800 bales; middling uplands tte. Flour 10c
lower. Corn lower; new mixed Western 95ca$l.
Beef quiet. Mess pork lower at $30a30 37>;. Lard
heavy; kettle 16>?al6>?. Whiskey quletat 99c,.$l.
Groceries quiet and firm. Naval stores dull.
BOSTON, June 24.-Cotton dull and nominal;
middlings Zlx~?\Xe; net receipts for the week
127 bales; coastwise 20-10; total 2171; sales 600;
BALTIMORE, Juno 24-The cable news had a de?
pressing effect on the cotton market; prices tow;
net receipts or the week 236, coastwise 261, total
499; exports coastwise 100; sales C25; stock 4192
bale*. Flour dull and unchanged. Wheat steady.
Corn quiet. Oats lower; light 55, heavy 60a63c.
Rye $1 Ojal 10. Provisions unchanged. Whiskey
$1 Olal 02.
CINCINNATI, June 24_Flour drill and unchang?
ed. Corn dull and neglected, 85c asked. Whiskey
nominal. Mess pork lower at $20 75; bacon nom?
inally unchanged. Lard held at 16c. Other
Western markets unchanged.
PROVIDENCE, June 24.-Cotton recclpw for the
week 13 bales.
NORFOLK, June 24.-Cotton dull and nominal;
low middling lSJi; receipts 45 bales; exports
coastwise 129 bales; stock 1838 bales; receipts ol'
the week 750 bales; exports coastwise 029 bales;
sales 55 bales.
WILMINGTON, Jane 24.-Cotton dull. Middlings
19J?C. Receipts of the week 125 bales; exports
coastwise 84; sales 50; stock 592 bates.
AOOOSTA, June 24.-Market quiet ?ind lower
with light offering; sales 200 bales; receipts so
bales; middlings I8>?al8>?c; sales of thc week
1050 bales; receipts 280 bales; s ock 6730 bahs.
SAVANNAH, June 24.-Cotton quiet and weak,
Middiiugs Wie. Sea Islands nomiual.y 27ii55c.
Sales 450 b les: receipts 130; exports coastwise
785; stock 1583 uplauds, 60S sea islands; receipts
of the week 3-'07 bales; exports to Great Britain
3648; coastwise 3509; sales 1500 bales.
GALVESTON, June 24.-Cotton In moderate de?
mand at a shade lower; good ordluary l?jfc;
sales 700 balea; receipts 117; exports coastwise
965; slock 18,080; receipts for thc week 831; ex?
ports to Great Britain 440; coastwise 1261; sales
NEW ORLEANS, Jone 24.-Cotton dull and nomi?
nal; tnHMIing I9al9,'.ic; sales 2050 bales; net re?
ceipts HOS bales; coastwise 2 bale3; total 1108
bates; stock 80,780 bales; net receipts 3i39 bille*;
total 40.0.'>9 bales; exports to Great Britain 1702
bales; (lenna 1000 bales; Fiance COl? bales: const
wise so? bales?; sal>-9 i sou bales. Sterling 22 >i.
Sight X I'rem. GoW ll ?i
New York Rice Market.
From theD.iily Bul etin June 22: The demand
does nut greuily improve and asa whole the msr
i kel has a dull touc. The stocks, however, are1
small and holders remain comparatively firm at
about former Yates, and do not urge business.
Sales of loo bags Rangoon to tbe trade at 7 cents;
Carolina common to good per cwt. $SaS 25: Caro
Una prime to fancy do, $8 37Ka8 87Hi Rangoon
per rb, 7a7>ic; Rangoon, gold, In bond, do, 3a
From the Journal of Commerce: There is a
moderate business doing In foreign and domestic
for Jobbing use at steady rates. The stock ls not
large, aud holders are rather Indifferent. We no?
tice sales of 75 tes Carolina and 300 bags Rangoon.
We qnote Carolina at S.'^aS'ic, and Rangoon,
duty paid, at 7a7??c.
From the World: There is a rair stock of Caro?
lina here, but buyers will not use lt while they
can get the cheaper grade of foreign, and the
market is dull at 8a8?ic. Rangoon in light de?
mand at present, but steady; sales of 100 bags at
From the Tribune : The stocks are still small
and holders are arm; but with the trade now fully
supplied the demand Is not very sharp, particu?
larly for Carolina. We quote domestic at 8a8?ic;
--foreign 7a7#c, and lots In bond, 3a3^c, gold.
Sales loo bags Rangoon at 7c.
From the World: Carolina was scarce and firm
with a moderate demand. Small sales were re?
ported within the range or8>?ca8*?c.
The Wheat Market.
The New York Daily Bulletin, of June 22, makes
the following comments on the prospects and
condition of the wheat marKet :
Tlie subsidence of the French demand for Hour
and wheat has produced great depression in our
market. The decline. In wheat ls already ten
cents per bushel rrom the higher figure. Of the
receipts only about one-third were sold. Much
of the wheat now arriving is unsound, and must
be forced upon the market or sent to store. Pri?
vate accounts from England and France report
the weather showery and very favorable to
wheat-the rain coming In good time to favor
the blooming season. To add to the complication
of holders, ocean freights took an upward turn
at the close on Monday, the Liverpool steamers
demanding sixpence for the last of the week,
when a large accumulation or wheat ls expected
at this market. The depression 1B assisted by
large speculative lines of flour being forced upon
the market for resale. But English shippers ad?
mit that at some decline their wanta- will be
large, and as our surplus ls large, and 'crop
prospects favorable, activity will soon be re?
New York Naval-Stores Market.
From the Journal of Commerce, June 22: The
market for spirits turpentine ls more in the buy?
ers' favor. The decline In gold and the flattering
prospects of the new crop tend to weaken prices.
The business is very small, trade purchases being
very light, and there I* scarcely any demand for
shipment, the prices being above orders. Full
parcels are freelv offered at 38c, merchantable
order, with 37 >?c bld. Sales are in small lots from
dock at 38>ic. Rosins-The turn of the freight
market has given a steadier tone to strained
grades, although there bas been no business to
establish any change In prices. We quote at $2a
2 06 for strained; $2 25a2 eo for No. 2; $2 76a4 for
No. 1; $4 25ae 60 for pale and extra pale. For tar
there ls a limited sale at Irregular prices. We
quote at $1 85al HT }? for Washington, and $2a216
for Wilmington, the latter price lor selected.
WILMINGTON, June 23.-TUTPENTINE.-On Fri?
day last the price or this article declined a shade,
and sales were effected at $3 for virgin, $2 40 ror
yellow dip, and $1 20 ror bard, per 280 los-at
which figure the market has since ruled steady,
with a moderate demand. Receipts ror the week
are rather small, the sales footing up 1624
bbls as follows : Friday, 420; virgin $3; yellow
dip $2 40a2 50; hard $1 20ai 25. Saturday 91; vlr
giu $3; yell'JW dip $240; hard $120. Monday, 364;
virgin $3; yellow dip $2 40; hard $1 20. Tuesday.
119; virgin S3; yellow dip $2 40; hard $120.
Wednesday. 238; virgin $3; yellow dip $2 40; hard
Si 20. Thursday, 386; virgin $3; yellow dip $.2 40;
hard $1 20.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE.-At 'he time or closing
our review on Thursday last the market ror this
article ruled quite steady, and 34,'j'c was obtained
lor all Ottering. At this figure the market opened
on Friday, and continued up to Tuesday, since
which time there has been some dullness mani?
fest, and prices are a shade lower. To-day (Thurs?
day) there ls but little disposition to operate, un?
der the advices received, and to effect sales a de?
cline In price must be accepted: 34c has been ob?
tained, but at the close the market has a declin?
ing tendency, 33J?c being offered.
ROSIN.-We have nothing favorable to report
In this article for the week just ended. Tuc mar?
ket has generally ruled quiet ror ali grades, and
at thc close prices are lower-say 25a50c on me?
dium eud Hue, and SalOc on strained and No. 2.
Receipts me quite small, and there ts very little
stock remaining io receivers' hands-nearly all of
which ls belna held above the views or buyers.
v?e quote the week's sales as follows: Friday,
97a bbls at $1 50 ror strained $3 60a4 for Ko. 1,
$4 50n4 76 fur pale, and $5 for extra pale; .satur?
day, 1012 bbls at $1 50 for strained, $1 60al 65 ror
No, 2. $1 B0a2 lor extra No. 2, $250, 3a3 50 for No. 1,
i-lni 25 ror paie, .IL'd $5 ror extra pale; Monday. 273
bbls at si 80 for extra No. 2,$3 Tor No.l,S4n? 50 for
pale, and $5 ror extra pale; Tuesday, 081 bbls at
fl 50 ror strained, $1 00 for No. 2, $2 for extra No.
2, $3,3 *50a3 75 ror Nu. 1, $4 50a4 62% for pule, and
$5 25 Tor extra pale; Wednesday. 500 bbls ut $100
ror extra No. 2, $2 60 ror low No. I; S3 02)i ror
No. 1, and S4 60a4 76 ror pale; Thursiay, 238
bbls at $1 50 for strained, delivered; $175 for So.
2, and $2 lor low No. 1-all per bbl or 280 lbs.
TAU-ls unchanged in price, with only a limit?
ed inquiry irom shippers. Only about 150 bbls
brought In ror the week and sold at $1 25 per
SAVANNAH, June 23.-COTTON.-The steady de?
cline In gold ami foreign exchange, with discour?
aging advices from Liverpool aim New York, and
continued heavy receipts have caused a steady
decline tn this staple from day to day. Holders
have beeu Qrm lu their prices until thc close or
the market, when they were willing to concede
to the views or buyers, but they navlng with?
drawn to await further advices, our quotations
at the close or thc market are but nomuuL
The stock on hand at the close or the market
yesterday was 14,230 bales uplan" and 508 bulvs
sea Island-Irom the former llgu.es 25 bules, und
from til* latter iso nales must be deducted, being
the amouut burned on the Otb March. Thc re?
ceipts at all the ports foot up 2.747,138 bales; thc
stock on hand at ali the ports to latest dates reach
2()(i,0S9 bates, against 94,t4? bules the same time
Thu following resume of our dally market will
show the various changes In the market for the
June 17.-There was but a limited demand.
Hoblers seemed disposed to sell, but the mint of
freight room prevented the execution or some
orders that would have come In with freight at
lie; but as parties were asking ?-l6aJ?c, they
were compelled to keep uut of the market. Sales
loo bales. Middlings 20>?c.
"June 18.-Active at reduced prices, willi sales
of U< 0 miles. Middlings lOJt'alO&c.
June20.-The market wasdtill and quler. owing
to the light ottering stock und high priers asked
by holders. Sales 160 bales. Middling 19Xa2QC.
June 21.-Irregular, atlw buyers operating only
when concessions were made by holders. Sales
160 bales. Middling lO^aiiOe.
Juue 22.-Holders made concessions on thc
prices asked yesterday. A few transactions were
made fur the fulfilment or orders and freight un
gutreinsnts. Sales 400 bales. Middling 10>iiu9?ie.
June 23.-The dull accounts received Hom Liv?
erpool, together with the decline in gold, caused
caused holders to be anxious sellers. Buyers ut
the same time withdrew from the market to
await runtier developments or thc New York and
Liverpool markets, causing this market to close
quiet. Sales 160 bales. Middling ltf.se.
SEA ISLAND.-There has been but very little
done iu this class or the staple ror the past week,
and most or the cotton on baud is held tor better
prices. Wc therefore quote nominally : Mains
(commonly called cart cotton) 27c; common Geor?
gia and Florl<>as 26a34; medium Floridas 30an8;
good Floridas 40u42; medium flue Floridas 4?a50;
Une Fluridas 52ai>5.
RECEHTS.-The receipts at this port for the pnst
week have been 3103 bules uplands, and 30 bales
sea Island, rrom thc following sources: Central
Railroad, 2S21 bales upland; Atlantic and Guff
Railroad, 317 bales uplands and 39 bales sea is
lauds; Savannah River steamers, 30 huies up?
EXPORTS.-Thc exports fur the week have been
7133 bales upland und 74 bules sea Island, us lol
lows: Coastwise 3510 bales uplands and 49 bales
sea Islands; to Great Brltaiu 3623 bales aplauda
and 25 bales sea Islands.
MACnN, June 22.-COTTON.-Receipts to-day 21
bales; sales 56; shipped 4; receipts Tur thc week
ending this evening 156 bales; sales 511: ship?
ments 504. The market has been very quiet and
generally dull during the week under review, and
.on one or two days prices stood at 18c for mid?
dlings. On Tuesday tue? rallied a Utile ami the
market was tinner than on any day ?>f the week.
utlSSc. and this evening ll closed quiet and
steady ut those figures, with very light offerings.
Stock on hand Sept. 1, 1809. 170
Received to-day. 21
Shipped to dav. 4
Stock ou hand this evening.V-U
Interior Cotton Markets.
CHESTER, June 22.-Demand good, supply
small. Middling lSJf. ~""*"
CHARLOTTE, Jone 20.-Small sales, with a de?
clining tendency. Middling 19c.
ANDERSON, June 22. -To day middlings com
mnud from IC to 17>ic.
ATLANTA June 22.-Thc market closed at I9>,'c
for middlings; IS ii Tor low middlings; 17 >? lor
good ordinary; 16J? fur ordinary.
COLUMBUS, Juue 22.-In our market mere is a
moderate demand, coutlned to ilie higher grades.
Middlings luna, low middlings 17??il8. A crop
or 112 billes, averaging good ordin?r, to low mid
d lng, was -old at 18'.ic. Sales 153 huies; receipts
8; shipments 30 hales.
MONTGOMERY. June 2G.-Market quiet but
steady at l73ic for low mlddliugs.
Receipt? by Railroad, Jane 34.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
135 bales cotton, 91 bales goods, 215 bbls naval
stores, 4 cars lamber, 3 cars wood, 1 car stock, 39
casks clay. To Railroad Agent, G W Witte, J D
Aiken A co, Brodie A co, L D DeSaussure, c-rae
ser k Smith, Pelzer, Rodgers k co, J Marshall, J
Wiley k co, Smith k Chapean, R More & co, J C
Mallonee, W G WbUden k co, G H Walter k co. R
C sharp, Claghorn, Herring k co, Thurston k
Holmes, and W Roach.
JUA RINK NEWS.
CHARLESTON, 8. C., JUNE 25
Sehr Abbie Pitman, Lombard, Wood's Hole,
Mass-14 days. Brimstone. To C H Gliddcn.
Sehr J C Ml es, Powell, Baltimore-12 days.
Corn. To J A Enslow k co, and F D C Kracke.
I Sehr Wenonah, Noyes, Baltimore-12 days.
Corn and mdse. To the Master, and T Tupper k
Sehr Ada, Rice, Little River, S C. Lumber and
naval stores. To J Marshall, Jr. ?
Sehr Ann S Deas, Garbatl, West Point Mill. 30
tierces rice. To Cohen, Hanckel k co, and Porcher
Steamer Mary, Shepherd, Mobile via Fernandina.
Cotton. To J D Aiken k co. Bound to New York
and put In for coal.
Received from Bennett's Mill. 107 tierces rice.
To Street Bros k Co, and W C Bee k co.
Steamship Prometheus, Gray PhUadelphia-W
Steamship Maryland, Johnson, Baltimore
P C Trenholm.
Steamship Prometheus. Gray, Philadelphia.
Steamship Maryland, Johnson, Baltimore.
FROM THIS PORT.
Steamship Charleston. Berry, New York,
Steamship South Carolina, Adkins, New York,
CLEARED FOR THIS PORT.
Steamship Tennessee, Chichester, at New York,
Brig c V Williams, Thompson, at New York,
I P P M A N ' S
GREAT GERMAN BITTERS!
THE PUREST MEBICATED CORDIAL
LIPPMAN'S GREAT GERMAN BITTERS ls pre?
pared from the original German receipt now in
the possession of the proprietors, and ls the same
preparation that was used in Germany upwards
of a century ago; and to-day lt is the household
remedy of Germany, recommended by its most
i eminent physicians.
GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
Is composed of the purest alcoholic essence of
Germany's favorite beverage, Impregnated with
the juices and extracts of rare herbs, roots and
barks; all of which combined make it one of the
best au J surest preparations for the cure of
Dyspepsia, Loss of Tone in thc Stomach
and Digestive Organs,
A3 A rnnvDSTiVE FOR cilir.T.s AND FEVER,
AND MALARIOUS DISEASES GENERALLY.
Will And LirPMAN'S GREAT GERMAN BITTERS
the best tonic known for the diseases to which
they are generally subject, and where a gentle
stimulant is recommended.
MATHEW'S BLUFF, S. C., Jane 2,1870.
MESSRS. LI rm AN k BRO.:
Inclosed please Hud money for one case of your
German Bitters. Persons who have bought them
from me exrres3 having been greatly benefited
by their use. Yours, Ac,
C. It. FITTS.
ORAJfOBBUltG, S. C., June 4,1870.
MESSRS. LIPI'MAN A BRO.:
Inclosed lind $50; send us mor* ofyourBiiters;
they are taking well. *
Yours, ic. F. H. W. BRICOMAN k Co.
Depots In Charleston, S. C.:
V7. G. TROTT, ED. S. BURNHAM,
A. W. ECKEL k CO., G. J. LUHN,
Wo A. SK RI NE,
BOWIE, MOISE k DAVIS, Druggists,
CLACIUS k WITTE,
STEFFENS, WERNER k DUCKER, and
HENRY BISCHOFF k CO.
2f A N H~? O D
( "^DAB/7^ J HOW LOST-nOW RE
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Just published lu a sealed envelope. Price six
A LECTURE on the NATURAL TREATMENT
and Radical Cure of Spermatorrhea or Seminal
Weakness, Involuntary Emissions, Sexual Debili?
ty, and Impediments to Marriage generally; Ner?
vousness Consumption. Epilepsy and Fits, Men?
tal and Physical Incapacity, resulting from self
abuse, Ac, by Robert J. Culverwell, M. D., author
or the "Greeu Book," AC. "A boon to thousands
ur sufferers." Sent under seal, in a plain envel?
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cents or two postage stamps, by
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Also, Dr. Culverweirs "MARRIAGE GUIDE,"
price 25 coats. may7-stutli3mos
rjlIIE FOUNTAIN SYRINGE.
SELF ACTING.-NO PUMPING.-NO AIR
The best universal SYRINGE in thc market.
It is recommended by the iirst Physicians of Hie
li ls so simple that lt cannot get out of order.
There arc no valves, and nothing ihat will cor?
rode. One will last a life time.
Dr. JOS. H. WARREN, aa eminent Phlslcian, of
Boston writes to thc manufacturers:
..From the fact of Its simplicity and correct
principle In thc structure of your 'Fountain Sy?
ringe,'and mr the easy manipulation, practicable
result, and cointon to the patient, 1 have recom?
mended ibis iii *rni men I ? extensively."
The Profession are invited to cull and examine
tim apparatus, ?
Fur sale, wholesale and retail, bv
Dr. ll. BAER,
No. 131 Meeting street,
mayjO_Agent for South carolina.
JAMES CONNER'S SON*
UNITED STATES TYPE AND ELECTROTYPE
FOUNDRY AND PRINTER'S WAREHOUSE,
NOS. 23. 30 AND 32, CBNTKE STREET,
CORNER READ AND DUANE STREETS,
A large Stock or ENGLISH AND GERMAN
FACES, both Plain and ornamental, kept on
hand. All Type cast at this establishment ls
mannfactnredtfrom the metal known as Conner1?
Unequalled Hard Type Metal. Every article ne?
cessary for a perrect Printing Ofilce Tarnished.
Uryj (godos. _,
(?HEAP D iflTs S Gr O O D S
JUST OPENED BY
STOLL, WEBB & CO..,
T?os. 287 AND 289 KING STREET.
WE BEG TO CALL SPECIAL ATTENTION TO LARGE ADDITIONS TO OCft
sDRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT.
Another lot of COLORETL^CLSINS, 12>? and 15 cents.
A good assortment art??hts and 25 cents; also, all of the better grades.
A small lot of Plaid Lenas at 15 cents; Plain Colored Leaos at 20 to 25, Choice Colors.
Gray Lenos at 20 and 25 cents.
Japanese Poplins, In Plain, Chene, Plaid and Stripe, very cheap.
Together with every other variety of Choice Dress Goods, in the huest Designs and Colors.
We are showings good line of MOURNING DRESS GOODS, such as:
Plain Black Barege, at 25 cents, jost opened. ?,
Black Grenadines, Tammartines, Black Bareges, Iron Grenadines.
A splendid line of the best BLUE-BLACK ALPACAS, at all prices.
Chene Japanese Cloths for Mourning. .
A good Black Silk for $1 per yard; ?good line of Black Silks, at all prices.
White Piques, ranging from 25 to 76 cents, in Choice Patterns.
WHITE LINEN DRILLS AND DUCKS, for Gents'; also, a full line of Brown Linen Ducks, Coat?
ings and Drills. .
Spring and Summer Tweeds ami Cashmeres for Suits.
Choice Black French Cloths, Blue Tricot for Walking Coats.
We have just opened a full line of Standard Brands of LONGCLOTHS, which will be sold low, &b%
we beg that the Ladles will call and examine our Goods before they make p urchases in that line.
Also opened, Cotton Sheetings, Pillow Cases, Towellings, Diapers.
Damask Tabling. Damask Cloths, Damask Napkins, Damask Doylies.
A good line of White Pavilion Bobinet, at low figures.
Together with full assortments in every Department, all of which are being soldat a small!
. STOLL, WEBB & CO.,
may4-wsm6mps Nos. 287 and 2S9 KING STREET.
?^yiLLUM G. YVHILDEX & CO.,
CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE.
CHINA DINNER SETS from $36 to $75.
CHINA TEA SETS from $8 to $25.
CCT GOBLETS, $2 50 to $12 per dozen.
CUT'CHAMPAGNES, $2 50 to $10 per dozen.
CUT WINES, $1 25 to $8 per dozen.
CUT CORDIALS, $125 to $6 per dozen.
CUT LEMONADES, $2 so to $6 per dozen.
<?UT TUMBLERS, 75 cents to $12 per dozen.
DECANTERS, $2 to $12 per dozen.
TUE IMPROVED GEM SELF-SEALING JARS
EXTRA PIECES FOR CHINA SETS.
CROCKER! AN.D Gi.LAS.SWAjRE
IN ORIGINAL PACKAGES.
AT WHOLESALE, No 137 MEETING ST.
OPPOSITE HATNE STREET.
AT RETAIL, No. 255 KING STREET,
* Cabinet--fluking, &t.
QABI2?ET-MAK1NG AND ITIIOLSTERY
NICELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY DONE
J. L. LUNSFORD, No. 27 Queen Street.
I irish to inform my Mends and tho public jrcn
emil?- that the Hospital lor SICK PURNI WRE is
still at No. 27 (meen street, where ah the disensos
that Furniture is heir to will be cured speedily
and on the most reasonable tenn* as usual.
Send In, therefore, all your sick und wounded
patients, and I will heal them and inuke chu j tue
the hearts of all those who favor me with patron
ace lu this line.
I would respectfully hep leave to call your at?
tention to the fact that I am selling thc lust Sew?
ing Machines to be found in thc market, all com?
plete, for only $17. evil and examine for your?
selves, and read the testimonials In raver of the
Improved Common Sense Family Sewing Ma?
chine, and then lam sure you will take one home
with you. J. L. I.UNSPURD.
No. 27 Queen street, near Usiner llou-e.
gUPERlOR COLOGNE WATER.
Manufactured and for sale by
Dr. H. BAER.
octs Ao. 131 Meeting street.
DYSPEPSIA & INDIGESTION
Y"k^r~ SOLU EVERYWHERE. J^ffl
s WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS
N. B. Tli e Commissioner of Revenue has decided
that any dealer caa sell this article without a
special license. racha
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A certain cure for CHILLS AND FEVER-a gen?
uine Southern preparation, purely vegetable; a
tunic and fever preventive, highly recommended,
and aranda unequalled by any preparation now
orTer?d. TJ persons residing tn unhealthy dic?
tions it ls invaluable.
For sale by all Druggists, and by
G. J. LDUSi Agent,
Druggist, southeast corner King and John ste.,
iuiil8-4niosr?4c Charleston. S. C.
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For sale tn
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Corner Meeting and Cumberland streets,
mcruM ?mo Charleston, S. c.