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VOLTU?F. T_NUMBER 1547. CHARLESTON. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1870. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
TH E XEW BA.UK BILLS-OPINION OF
THE STTFR. "B COURT.
Looking After Klnipton -. Charleston
Water-works-Taking Care of\'amb?r
One-Tbc Senatorial Election.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, December 5.
The case of Wagner rs. Stoll, county treas?
urer, "das been stricken from the docket of the
Supreme Court, an order to that effect having
beer, flied to-day. Thl3 case involves the question
of the value of the bills of the Bank of - the State
of the Issue of 1861, two of them having been re?
ceived for taxes. The case ls returned to the Cir?
cuit Court in order that a foll investigation may
be had into the qi estlon whether these bills were
issued in aia>of the Confederacy. .
As the senatorial election is to be held to-mor?
row, caucusses are being h?ld generally all over
town. To-night Robertson and Pearce seem to
be the strongest candidates.
HOUSE. ' -
A bill was introduced by Mjsely to muster the
miliUa into active service in place of the constab?
ulary ; also to establish a State police; a resolution
tba' the per diem to which Wade Perrin, member
elect to the Legislature, who was killed at Lau?
rens, would have been entitled to, be paid to his
widow was passed; a committee of seven on the
public lands was added to the standing commit?
tee. Notice iras given of a bill to punish and
^revent vagrancy; also of a bill to authorize the
City of Charleston to issue policies of insurance.
Boseman gatfe notice of a bill to amend the char?
ter of the City or Charleston. Dennis gave notice
of a bill authorizing thc State auditor to levy a
tax of eight mills on the dollar, and county com?
missioners to levy a tax of three mills on the dol?
lar, to meet the county expenses. Harley gave
notice or a bill to incorporate the Charleston
Water-works. Not.oe was given of a bill to pro- '
vide for the adjustment of the fire loan debt; also
of a bill to alter the general election law.
A resolution was introduced by Arnim instruct?
ing the chief of each department, including the
financial agent of the State, to report immedi?
ately. McIntyre introduced a resolution Inquir?
ing why Corbin should hold his seat while hold?
ing io many offices. A bill was Introduced pro?
viding for an appropriation or $175,000 for per
diem and mileage. A resolution was introduced
by Nash to provide for the adjustment of the fire
loan debt. A Joint resolution was mt rod aced ap?
pointing a Joint committee to Investigate the
The following citizens, who were am^ted In
Newberry on Saturday and brought to this place,
have been balled and returned home this morn?
ing: John Montgomery, S. G. Houseale, William
Wright, James Packer, J. G. McFall and H. P.
Tarrant. Two more citizens who were brought
down this evening were also released on bail. No
State warrants were issued against the persons
arrested from Newberry.
A serle-ts stabbing affray took place .on the
train from Abbeville this morning. Two colored
men got into a dispute about a seat, and one of
them was mortally wounded. The train was
stopped, and both persons were arrested be.'ore
the train left Abbeville.
The senatorial contest is Bharp and strong to
dp.y. Caucusses are holding all over the city. The
friends of ail the candidates seem equally confi?
dent o' success. Senator Robertson relies mainly
on the influence of Whittemore, who ls working
for Robertson, apparently to repay the latter for
his influence in Washington during his cadetsblp
troubles. The balloting will probably continue
until Friday next.
TUE SPIRIT OF THE LEGISLATURE.
Attempts at Reform-W hittemore
Preaching Honesty and Economy
Watching the Railroads-Persecuting
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
coLfMBiA, December 4.
FI HST CHAPTER IN REFORM.
Mr. Crittenden, a Reformer from Greenville,
on Friday, introduced the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be In?
structed to report a bill reducing the salaries of
county school commissioners and the pay of
county commissioners to a sum conmens?rate
with the duties they perform.
On this he made a few remarks. He seid: Hie
reductjsn of the salary, of school commissioners
and pay of county commissioner.? ls a subject
which I hope will commend itself to the favorable
consideration of every member on this floor, lt
will reflect credit upon the General Assembly. It i
is one of those minor measures of reform which
will be understood by thoughtful men of both
parties throughout the State. If we are to
reduce taxation, we must do it by reduc?
ing the expenses of the State; Government.
The salaries of the county school commissioners
are entirely disproportional to the services they
are called upon to perform. I know that the
labor ls no.v being performed by the school trus?
tees without fee or reward. I desire here to say
that I am In favor of a most liberal system of
popular education. I would have a system which'
would benefit every class and> race alike. I am
happy to say that I agree with Governor Scott in
his recommendation on this matter, as I do with
the many recommendations which he has made
in his excellent message. He has called npon
men of all parties and classes to support the gov?
ernment In all right efforts. I am one of those
men. And I believe In doing so I shall truly rep?
resent the sentiment of the people who have sent
me here from Greenville.
Mr. Mobley, of course, moved to lay this on the
ANOTHER VERNON INVESTIGATION.
Uncle Joe Crews again wants Judge Vernon im?
peached. It will be remembered that last winter
several unsuccessful attempts were made to Im?
peach this Judge, all of which fell through.
When the resolution was presented, one mem?
ber wanted lt referred to the committee on vacant
offices^ but the speaker suggested that, although
it mtgnt be desired to make these offices vacant,
they were not so yet, and such a reference would
be irregular. There was some trouble in refer?
ring lt to a committee. Mr. Boston desired the
resolution passed at once. Ue had seen enough
of referring to committees. Sime matters seem?
ed to fctay referred.
Crews favored a special committee of men liv?
ing In that part of the county. He knew that
Judge Vernon and the sheriff were guilty of mis?
demeanors, and that both of them were engaged
in the late riot. An order had been issued by Ver?
non placing the arms taken out of his house In
the hands of aa armed mob. He thought a com?
mittee should be selected who would investigate
the matter much better than a geueral com?
There was a decided objection to having lt re?
ferred to the judiciary committee. Mr. Smart, as
a member of the Judiciary committee, hoped to
get nd or the matter, and would be glad to have
it brought before the House la proper shape.
The resolution was adopted.
There seems to be some Jerrymandering going
on in regard to the appointment of engrossing
clerks. Last year the matter was in the hands of
the secretary of State, by a resolution, and six
clerks were employed. It seems" now to be the
desire to appoint nine, and to make a separate
department. On a resolution which came up.
Thursday, the proviso of which limited the num?
ber to nine, Mr. Byas spoke in favor of striking
the fftpviso out. The matter very likely will be
placet under the supervision of the clerks of each
SCHOOL ACT AMENDED.
The bill Introduced by Whittemore, amending
the act establishing and maintaining a system-ol
free common schools, has some excellent pro?
visions. Section 1 of the bill repeals section 4 or
the act relating to rurnlshihg school books.
Section 2 amends section 21 or the act by provi?
ding that tho county school commi'Stoner shall,
before entering upon the duties of his office, give
bond, Tor the use or the county In which he ls
elected, for educational purposes, in the penal
sum of twice the amount of his annual salary,
with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by
the county commissioners, conditioned for the
ruthrul and Impartial discharge of the duties or
Section 3 amends section 26, so as to read as
follows : "That should he rai! to make the report
required In the preceding section, he shall rorrelt
to the school fund or his county his annual salary,
and shall also be liable for all damages caused by
Section 28 ls amended so that each county
school commissioner shall receive an annual
salary of two hundred dollars, except the school
commissioner ror' Charleston County, who shall
receive an-annual salary or three hundred dollars,
payable quarterly by the State treasurer; and
that each county school commissioner shall re?
ceive Ave cents ror each mile or necessary travel
in the perrormancc cf his official d.ities, such
mileage to be stated in detail and attested by his
COMMISSIONER OF RAILROADS AND TELEGRAPHS.
By the bill Intro luc2d by Arnim the other day
to provide for the appointment or a commissioner
or railroads and telegraphs, and to prescribe his
duties, this officer is appointed by the Governor,
by and with the consent of the Senate. He shall
hold office for two years; shall have no official
connection with any railroad, nor during the
term ol bis office own or. be interested in any
stock or bonds. The Governor has power to re?
move or suspend. The commissioner has a salary
or $2300, and a clerk at $800. He ha3 a free pass
on nil railroads.
His duties are to report any violations or the
law, and to.prosecute their. Whenever the com?
missioner shall hive reasonable grounds to be?
lieve, elther-on'complaint or otherwise, that any
ot the track, bridges, or other structures ol
any railroad in this State are in a condition
which renders any or them dangerous or unfit
for the transportation of passengers with reason?
able Fafety.lt shall be his duty to give to the
superintendent or other executive officer of the
company working or operating said defective
track, bridge or other structure notice of the con?
dition thereor, and or thc repairs necessary to
place the same In a reasonably safe condition,
and may also order and direct the rate of speed
or passing trains over such dangerous or derect
ive track, bridge or other structure, until the said
repairs are made, and the time within which re?
pairs shall be made by the company. ITany superin?
tendent shall willully neglect to direct the proper
subordinate officers to run the passenger trains
over such defective track, bridge or other struc?
ture at the speed so specified by the commission?
er, or if any engineer, conductor or other em?
ployee or such company shall kuowingly disobey
such ord-r, every such superintended, officer
and couductor or employee shall bc deemed guilty
o? a misdemeanor.
Sections 7 and 8 provide for prosecution against
Section 9 makes lt the duty of the president or
each and every railroad company in this State,
annually, during the month or October, to pre?
pare and transmit to Ihe commissioner a full and
true statement, under oith, of its affairs for the
preceding year, ending on the nrst Monday in
July. The commissioner must report annually.
TBE ABABA JTA BU AL GOVEBXOB
MONTGOMERY, De -ember 5.
Both houses of the Legislature were at work
to-day. Messages were sent to the Senate both
by Lindsay, the Governor elect, and by Smith, the
ex-Governor, who holds on by force. Smith's
message was read and two thousand copies or?
dered to be printed. No action was taken on
Lindsay's message. The election for United
States senator ts exciting some attention. A bal?
lot will be held to morrow.
TUE .ETNA STEAM FIUE ENGINE COMPANV.
On Wednesday, the 14th Instant, this fine com
pany of Charleston firemen give their rorty-llrst
BLUE RIDGE RAILROAD.-A special train left
Charleston, bist evening, carrying various gen?
tlemen identified with the interests or the Blue
Ridge Railroad. A meeting or the board or di?
rectors will probably be held to-day, in. Columbia.
MASONIC. -At the regular communication of
Solomon's Lodge, No. 1, A. F. M., held on Monday
evening, 5th Instant, the following officers were
elected and duly installed to serve for the ensuing
Masonic year: John McLeUh, W. IL; W. C. Mil?
ler, S. W.; William E. Milligan. J. W.; L. B. Love
green, secretary; William A. Wilson, treasurer,
vice E. Thayer, who declined a re-election ; A.
Kroeg, S. D.;T. A. Sml h, J. D.; Henry Unuutf,
Thomas Hardy, steward*; J. F. Dall, tiler.
INQUESTS.-An Inquest was held yesterday
morning over the body of a man named Francis
McSweney. who died suddenly last night at his
home In Haaover street. Alter some deliberation,
the jury brought In a verdict or "Death by con?
gestion or the lungs."
An Inquest was artcrwards held over the body
or a child round on Dunalng's Farm, In Line
street, packed in a herring box. The jury, after a
lengthy examination, adjourned until 12 o'clook
to-day, without bringing in a verdict.
REMOVING A NUISANCE.-Celia Drake, alias
Baker, was brought berore Trial Justice John G.
Mackey, yesterday atteruooQ. charged with
threateuing Uer lanu lady, lu whose yard she re?
sides, and Tor being dlsmlerly and a nuisance.
She was bound over in the sain or $200 to appear
at the next Court or General Sessions ror trial.
This is thc same woann who, when her landlady
wanted her to pay rent, and. on her rerusal, took
out a notice to quit alliait Uer, retaliated by
taking out a warrant ror breach or the peace,
under which th? landlady was arrestel anti other?
wise brutally treated by an offl:er named Carson.
McKinlay, trial justice, berore whom the lady
was taken on the warrant, 13 nowa surety on the
bond or Celia Drake.
TUE CJHCULAR CHURCH.-A strong board
fence, too high to jump over and too low to stoop
beneath, compelled on the part of the passers in
front or the Circular Church, yesterday morning,
a gentle deviation into the -middle or Meeting
street.-aud told a.l that something was in. the
wind. Ou lo ikiiig up that something was plainly
visible on the sumen: of the steeple, in the shape
of three or four workmen, tearing up the tempo?
rary roof and throwing down timber and bricks
as If they were mad. This is the inception or the
work which is expected to accomplish the total
overthrow of the steeple and circular wails which
have stood so long bet?re our community
as tho monuments of the destructive ravages
or the great conflagration or '02. Tne bricks are
to be all cleaned aud either sold or used In the
erection of another and larger pla.-e of worship,
more suitable to the size and wealth of the con?
gregation. lt has been ascertained, by experi?
ments on the strictest philosophical principles,
that a brick faffing from such a height as tbe
steeple In question acquires sufficient velocity to
cru3h any pericranium of reasonable thickness,
provided, always, the brick be harder than the
pericranium. Alt persons, therefore, whose heads
are not harder than brick-?, will govern them?
selves accordingly, and keep on the other s:de of
BILL HEADS printed on fine paper at $3, $4,
$5, $8 50 and $S 50 per thousand, according to
size, at THE NEWS Job Office.
THE FRENCH RETREAT.
ORLEANS AGAIN EVACUATED.
' Gambetta o tx ?.lie War Path-Position
of the Opposing Armies.
TOURS, December 5.
Gambetta has gone to Tours to consult with
the officers of the army of the Loire. The battle
of Friday, In which the Sixteenth aad Seven?
teenth Corps were engaged, was protracted and
sanguinary, the Pruss!au3 rising heavy artillery.
The army of the Loire will receive reinforcements,
lt is rumored that Ducrot Is still near Paris, and
having been reinforced, wnl soon take the of
On Friday the Prussians recaptured Ferm?n ierB,
Gulllonville, Renville and Villepan. There was
heavy flg'itin; yesterday all along the lines. It is
reported that the Pontifical Zouaves were ter?
ribly cut up. Their commander, Charette, was
wounded. The Germans are bombarding Delfort.
VERSAILL?S, December 5.
Prince Frederick Charles drove the French into
the forest of Orleans, capturing two guns. The
French berore Vincennes have received reinforce?
ments. Treskow's (German) division, In Friday's
fight, took seven guns and 8O0O prisoners. .
The French loss in the fight or December 2d
(Friday) was seven guns, one general, twenty su?
perior officers, and eighteen hundred men cap?
The King telegraphs the Queen : -No fighting
of moment yesterday at Paris.''
LONDON, December 5.
The military situation, in be3t informed circles,
ls deemed critical. Manteudcl has been ord s ted
to march to Paris, lt is stated that Bismarck will
retire from office unless the convention with the
South German States is adopted without altera?
The Saxon los* rrom the 3Jth to the 2d was 1800.
FourS"axon regiments lost in officer*, 15 killed
and 00 wounded. The Fcem?h loss ia prisoners, ls
Advices from Pa#Is to Sunday night state that
no further attempt had been male to force the
There was fighting all day Saturday between
Garibaldi's and Werder's forces, near Autun. The
French were successful. General Cr?mor ls now
actively following the flying Prussians.
The French Evacuate and the Germans
TOURS. December 5.
The army of the* Loire, after spiking the guns
and destroying the ammunition, have evacuated
Orleans. The Prussians re-entered the city at
midnight, the French retreating In good order.
VERSAILLES, December 5.
Thc FreBCh have been driven from Chevaily,
and have abandoned Campigny. They are mass?
ing, however, at Cretiel. The troops are suffering
from the Intense cold. Mantcuffel ls at Rouen.
General European News.
LONDON, December S.
It ls rumored tbat-Erianger ls storing vast quan?
tities of provisions at Havre, for the use or paris
when the siege ls over.
Aosta on receiving the crown congratulates
Spain on reconciling order with liberty.
CONSTANTINOPLE. December 6.
Russia having Issued furloughs to her troops
and consented to a conference, the apprehen?
sions of Turkey are removed.
ST. PETERSBURG, December s.
The Moscow journals denounce the Prussian
press for their silence in regard to the treaty of
THE SPANISH CROWN.
FLORENCE, December s.
The Duke ot Aosla hos officially notified the
deputation of the Spanish Cortes of his accept?
ance of the Spanish c own. He will probably ac?
company the deputation to Madrid.
THE OFFICIAL RESULT OF THE
NEW YORK ELECTIONS.
ALBANY, December 5.
The official vote foe Governor ls as follows:
Hoffman 399,532; Woodford 306,436; Graham (the
Labor Reform candidate) 19,001; scattering, blank
and defective 1895. Total vote 771,229. Hoffman's
majority 33,096. _
SPARKS FRO31 THE WIRES.
A vigilance committee at Pound HUI, Colo?
rado, huog three stock thieves ou Thursday.
The President's message, 9085 words, was tele?
graphed from Washington to New York lu 37&
minutes. Ten wires were used.
GOVERNOR SCOTT'S PROTEGES.-Bately Riley
and diaries Prescott were lodged In the Guard
house on Sunday evenin; charged with the lar?
ceny of a revolver belonging to her Maje3ty, the
State of South Carolina. On examination, lt
seems that these two worthies are members o'
that promising colony which the Governor lately
gathered inra among the Bowery Boys of New
Ttork and brought to this State to work the Dorn
gold mines, in Onion County. They say that they
came to Columbia to act as constables, and that
they have not had any work or pay since their ar?
rival. In this state of affairs the two determined
to run the blockade, and jumped on the Charles?
ton train at Columbia on Saturday night. Not
having any money to pay their way to Charleston,
they pawned the only valuable piece of property
in their possession, which was a fine revolver be?
longing to the State Itself. Tne weapon betrayed
them, and, In the hands of our detectives, soon
led to the arrest of these "lost sheep," who have
been turned over to the State. They say that
they never went near any mines, but that the
rest of the "gang" is now on Its way up to Union
to look iuto' affairs up there, accompanied by a
coinpaoy of soldiers. The two are willing to do
anything for pay, aud would like to lump every?
thing aud join their comrades on thc Unloa raid.
A CHANCE TO GET ELEUAXT CHRISTMAS
PRESENT?.-Tne fondness of the American public
for pictures ls proverbial, and of the elegant and
expensive palutiugs which are executed abroad
a large proportion Hud their way to our shores.
The Invention of the chromo has opeued a source
ror the supply of good pictures at a very ?ow rate
to those who cannot afford to pay the high prices
for genuine o'.l paintings. Tue business of repro?
ducing the best works of art by the chromo pro?
cess is a very large and successful one, and very
great numbers are annually produced, which are
very close imitations of the originals, au I Jill a
want long reit by our people. A few years 9luce,
we were almost entirely without any cheap pic?
tures which were worthy or being hang ? in
any respectable dwelling, and the only class of
engravings worth purchasing at all were import?
ed. Now the case is very different, and homes
may be made cheerrul by really meritorious
works or art at low prices. The most elegant
collection of chromos that has yet been seen In
Charleston has just been opened ror exhibition at
the gallery or yuinby & Co., King street, opposite
Hasel. The pictures composing it are not or the
cheap and common kinds, bnt the most choice
and expensive chromos to be had in the Northern
and European markets. They have been selected
by competent Jadges as the be3t suited In every
way Tor holiday presents, and are all richly and
handsomely framed. It has been determined
(see advertisement) to close out the whole collec?
tion, at auction, without reserve, on Friday next.
As this will probably be the last public sale of
chromos by Messrs. Qulnby & Co., persons wish?
ing to secura the best pictures, at the lowest
figures, will do well to attend.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Some New Ideas About thc Alabama
Claims-The Canadian Dominion
Snubbed-Hankering after St. Domin?
go-.v Conditional Ailvocacy of Reve?
WASHINGTON, December 5.
. In the House, Dixon, of North Carolina, was
seated on thc old oath, his disabilities having
Platt, of Virginia, moved that Duke's credeL
tlals bs referred to.the committee on elections.
A resolution that Duke qnaliry passed. Notice
was given by Reeve3 of contest.
In the Senate, the usual opening formalities
In the House of Representatives one hundred
and seventy-three members answered to thc roll.
Dukes wa* seated, having taken the oath, sy
pher was seated from the First Louisiana Dis?
The President's message after congratulating
the country on Its peace and tts prospects for the
future, asserts that, by violence and Intimidation ,
the free exercise or the elective franchls2 had
been denied to citlz-ns in general in places lately
In rebellion, and the verdict ofthe people thereby
reversed. Referring to the European war, the
President speaks of the satlsftctory manner In ,
which theprotection or the American Minister at
Paris was extended to German subjects in France.
In regard to the proclamation ora French Repub?
lic, he says that, should the present struggle re?
sult In attaching the French people to the simpler
forms of Republican government,!: will be a source
offurther satisfaction to the American people,
who should not be Indifferent to tin ?pread or
American political Ideas In a great and highly
civilized country like France. If an opportunity
presents Itseir to Interpose the good offices or the
United States to restore peace, that action should
be heartily taken. In Cuba, he says that the con?
dition j>[ the Insurrection has not materially
changed, and he renews his recommendation to
annex San Domingo.. He says that as soon ns it
ls known that the project ls abandoned by the
United States, negotiations will be opened by
some or Hie European powers for the possession
of the Bay of Samaua. He urges the early action
or Congress on this matter, and suggests
that by a Joint resolution of both houses, the
Executive be authorized to appoint a commission
to negotiate a treaty with the authorities or San
Domingo for the acquisition of that island, and
that au appropriation be made to defray the ex?
penses or the commission. The question might
then be determined-either by the action or the
Senate on the treaty, or by the action or both
houses on a resolution or annexation, as In thc
case ol Texas. The attention or Congress ls called
to the extension or the Mexican free zone, also to
thc Tien-Tsln massacre.
In regari to the Alabama claims, he recom ?
mends that Congress authorize a commission to
take proofs as to these claims, and that authority
be given for their settlement by the United States,
so that the government shall have ownership of
the private claims, as well as the resp nslblc con?
trol or all the demands against Great Britain.
In regard to the Canadian fisheries, he com?
plains that the course ol the Canadian authorities
has not been marked by friendly feeling, and he
Intimates that, if they should attempt to
enforce a certain act of the Dominion
Parliament, it will be his duty to take
such steps as msy be necessary to protect
the interests of citizens or the United States. He
asks that power be conferred upon hun to sus?
pend the operation or laws authorizing the transit
or merchandise, In bond, throagh the United
States to Canada; and also to suspend the opera?
tion or any laws -whereby the vessels or the Do?
minion are permitted to enter the waters or the
United States. He ulso complains or the preten?
sions or Canada to control the navigation or the
St. Lawrence, and argues the Importance and
the right or the United States to navigate that
river without let or hindrance. ~
In resard to the depressed condition of the
commerce of the United States, he recommends a
liberal policy towards the Pacific Mall Steamship
Company between California and China and
Japan, and recommends that measures be taken
to permit American merchants to purchase ves?
sels built abroad as well os to encourage Araerl
can ship-bulhl lng.
In regard to the currency, the President says
that the approach to a specie basis ls very grati?
fying; but the Instability or the currency ls very
prejudicial to prosperity. He thinks that thc time
has arrived when, by wise and prudent legisla?
tion, Congress s hould look to a policy which would
place the currency at par with gold at no distant
In regard to revenue reform, he says, that if it
means to keep the revenue down to what ls nec?
essary for the support of government, and for
the payment of the Interest oa the public debt It
has his hearty support; but If lt means a rallure
to provide the necessary means to defray all the
expenses of the government, he ls opposed to lt.
Revenue reform, ne says, has not been defined
by Its advocates, lt seems, however, to be ac?
cepted as something which ls to supply every
man's wants without' any cost or effort on his
He recommends the abolition of the franking
privilege and reform in the civil service, particu?
larly as to the mode of appointing subordinate
Afier fie reading or the message the House ad?
In the Senate the various routine business was
transacted, Including the Introduction or bills, to
constitute Shreveport, La., a port ot delivery, and
for the removal of political disabilities ol citizens
br Louisiana, and to abolish Income taxes.
After the reading or the President's message,
The reading or the message caused no sensa?
tion, and there was but reeble applause af the
BUSINESS N O T I ? E S.
A PAIR OF OPERA GLASSES was lost at the
Academy on Thursday. A reward Is offered. See
AN EXPERT BOOKKEEPER desires a situation
in a good house. See advertisement.
SAVANNAH RIVER PLANTATION FOR SALE.
Special attention is called to the very desirable
plantation, on Savannah River, offered for sale
In another column. It is In one of the most pro*
ductive parts of oar State, aad offers an excel?
lent opportunity for a profitable Investment.
THE ALABAMA IMMIGRANT ASSOCIATION.
whose incorporators are geutleinea of Integrity
and wealth, have their advertisement in another
column, lu which they propose to distribute $ioo,
000 ia greenbacks to holders of tickets, In sums
ranging from $10 to $25,000. This association is
vouched for by the press or Montgomery, as well
as by prominent bankers and merchants, and
will deal squarely with the patrons. It is asimilar
institution to the California Mercantile Library
Association, that dispensed such large sums or
money a few weeks since. Tickets only $2.
Read their advertisement in another column.
THE SINGER NEW FAMILY SEWING MACHINE
wiU make a splendid holday present. Easy
terms. State agency No. 197 King street.
ROSTIC GOODS! RUSTIC GOODS!-Side and
corner brackets, book rackB, wau pockets, paper
stands, match safes, and picture frames. Ease!
Street Bazaar and No. 101 King street. octis
ATTRNTION, TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views
of Charleston and vicinity, at No. 161 King street,
or at the Hasel street Bazaar. novl2
FOR AN IRRITATED THROAT, COCGH OR COLD,
"Brown's Bronchial Troches" are offered with the
fullest confidence In their efficacy. They have
been thoroughly tested, and maintain the good
reputation they have justly acquired. As there
are Imitations, be sure to obtain the genuine.
Dowle, Aloise ic Davis, Charleston, S. C.
A FINE CHANCE FOR A BAKER.-To-day the
house and lot on the north side of Tradi street,
the property of the estate of James F. Marshall,
wl.l be sold at auction by Messrs. Leitch k Bruns,
The property has a large bakery attached to lt,
and would be a most desirable Investment for any
one wishing to carry on thi9 business. The stand
is one of the best In the city, having been well
known and patronized for many years.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, In leather bindings,
holding fifty pictures, 75c. and 60c. each, at Ko.
161 King street; also at the Hasel street Bazaar..
octio-mtu CHAS. C. RIGHTER k Co.
FIFTT PICTURE ALBUMS, in velvet. 90c. each.
Hasel street Bazaar and 161 King street,
A. NEW LOT of mercaotlle Note Paper, five
quires for 60c, at the Hasel street Bazaar and No.
161 King street. octio-mtu
?3S~ AWAY WITH UNCOMFORTABLE
TRUSSES.-Comfort and Cure for the Ruptured.
Sent poatpald on receipt of 10 cents. Address
Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue, New
GETTING MARBLED. -ESSAYS
for Young Men on Social Evils, and the propriety
or Impropriety or getting Married, with sanitary
help for those who feel unfitted for matrimonial
happiness. Sent free, in sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress Howard Association, Box P. Philadelphia,
;2S-A GRAND EPOCH IN SCIENCE.
From the time when, In 1834, Dr. RUQGE discov?
ered "Carbolic Acid" and its extraordinary medi?
cal effects, nothing in the history of Medicine has
equalled lt. Largely used by the French physi?
cians in treatment of consumptive and scrofu?
lous diseases, lt was introduced by the Court Phy?
sician of Berlin. MA? ERNST HENRY, into Prus?
sia, and from thence tothe CrJted States. No?
thing else of the present day can equal HEN?
RY'S SOLTJLIcN OR CARBOLIC CONSTITUTION
RENOVATOR. Patients get better afler only one
dose has been taken, and we cordially recommend
lt to the public-fEdltor "Argus." . janlT lyr
PIMPLES AND BBOWN SPOTS
on the Face, Emptions, Blotches, Scrofulous Dis?
eases, and all sores arising from Impure blood,
are cured by Dr. PIEBCE'S ALT. EXT, or GOLDEN
MEDICAL DISCOVERY. As an Anti-Bilious or
Liver medicine, and for habitual constipation of the
bowels, it works wonderful cures. Sold by Drug?
gists. Pamphlet on the above diseases sent free.
Address Dr. R. V. PIERCE, Buffalo, N. T.
BB1NSDON-GREEN.-At St. Paul's Church,
Pendleton, S. C., on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev.
A. H. Cornish, Jons A. H. BRINSDOS, formerly of
England, and MARY B. GREEK, daughter of Jas.
F. Green, Esq., of this city.
TAYLOR-COFFIN.-On the 24th November,
1870, at the residence of the bride's mother, by
the Rev. vv. B. W. Howe, JOHNTATLOR, of Colum?
bia, s.e., to ELIZA M., second daughter of the
late George M. Coffin, of Charleston, S. C. .*
RIVE I'S.-Died In this city, on the morning or
thesth instant, Mrs. SUSAN A. RIVERS, relict or
the late William Rivers, of James Island, aged 74
years and 6 days.
ESTHER RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances are respectfully Invited to attend
her Funeral Services, at the Church Home, In Lau
rens street, THIS MORNING, at io o'clock. dec6?
?s&*THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. FRANCIS
McSWE> EY, are respectfully Invited to attend the
Funeral Services of the former, THIS AFTERNOON,
at 3 o'clock, at his residence, No. 3 Hanover
street, without further invitation. deco-*
hereby given to all concerned that, on account of
my regular civil and criminal business, I cannot
attend to the arrest of "sailors" for desertion or
other cause than crime against the peace of the
community. L. C. NORTHROP,
Attorney at Law and Trial Justice.
pm* NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that Check No.197, dated August 13th, 1870, for
$7000, signed JOHN HUNN, Chairman Board of
County Commissioners, and drawn on E. S.
KCH, County Treasurer, has been lost or mis?
laid at Columbia, South Carolina. This is to warn
all parties that the said Check ls null and void, no
equivalen: having beenTecelved therefor.
By order of the Board.
JOHN HUNN, Chairman,
novl0-30 JAMES E. MCGREGOR, Clerk.
^rr-THE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DR. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OIL kills all pain In
two minutes. Cancers, Bolls, Tetter and Old
Sores, cured In 48 hours by DR. HASKELL'S CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For sale at retail by
G. W. AIMAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DE?
DE, H. BAER, POT,
A. O. BARBOT, DR. G. J. LUHN,
ED. S. BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE k CO.,
M. H. COLLINS k CO., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
GRAMAN k SCHWAKE, DH. W. A SKR1NE.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
And at wholesale by DOWIE, MOISE k DAVIS,
sole Agents for South Carolina. novll-3mosDAW
pk> ALL LADLES WHO HAVE USED
the PHILOTOKEN ar.e enthusiastic In praising Its
wonderful power In relieving pain, controlling
the nerves, and regulating derangements of the
Bystem, thereby conferring health and happiness,
comfort and confidence. Fall directions for
treating ail complaints peculiar to adult females
accompany, each bottle. Sold by the Druggists
at One Dollar. Wholesale Agents, DOWIE,
MOISE k DAVIS, No. 109 Meetltg street, Charles
ton, S. C._decl-thstuj
TO EFFECT A CERTAIN AND PERMANENT
CURE.-Some occupations ol Hie predispose to
costiveness, especially those which allow but little
exercise. Persons who contract this unfortunate
habit of body, under such circumstances, might
possibly be relieved by changing their sedentary
employments for others of a more active kind;
but this is by.no means certain. Habitual con?
stipation is a very obstinate disorder. All the or?
dinary so-called remedies Invariably aggravate lt.
Nothing can be more injurious than the continued
use of strong aperients. They at first Irritate,
and finally almost paralyze the bowels-render?
ing them so torpid that enormous doses of cathar?
tic medicines have no effect upon them. A mild
aperient, combined with a gentle stimulant, ls the
true remedy; and a combination In the happiest
proportion, of these Ingredients, ls found In HOS
TETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS. This famous
stomachic Invigorates the whole Intestinal canal,
while quietly removing from Its convolutions all
impediments to a free passage through them. No
mere purgative has this double operation. No
ordinary s;lmulant effects the desired object.
Cases of constipation abandoned as hopeless by
distinguished medical men have been cured lu a
few weeks by the Bitters. To those who have
tried all thc medicines of the dispensary in vain,
we say try this Irresistible stimulant and aperi?
ent. There la no sufficient reason Why constipa?
tion should be the consequence of sedentary
habits. Hostetter's Bitters, by supplying the
vigor which would otherwise be derived from ex?
ercise, will in all cases enoble the system to per?
form its excretory functions regularly and health
^.TRINITY CHURCH-KEV. 0. A.
DARBY will preach In this Church TO-NIGHT at
quarter past 7 o'clock. Seats free. ' The public
are Invited to attend. dece-1*
pS* CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
GEORGIA, from New York, are hereby notified
that she will discharge cargo THIS DAY, at
Pier No. 2, Union Wharf. Goods uncalled for at
sunset will be stored at Consignee's risk
decC-l_WM. A. COURTENAY. Agent.
CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
MANHATTAN, from New York, are notified that
she ls discharging cargo Tins DAY at Adger'a
Wharf. Goods remaining uncalled for at sunset
will be stored at owner's risk and expense.
<lec8-l JAMES ADGER A CO., Agents.
IMPORTANT TO OWNERS OF
SEWING MACHINES.-JOHN CLARK, JR., A CO.S
BEST SIX-CORD SPOOL COTTON, on Black
Spools. For sale at retail by D. B. HASELTON,
No. 307 King street. dec5-lmo
^COTILLION CLUB. -A BALL WILL
be given at the South Carolina Hall TUESDAY
EVEN J NO, December 6th.
Members are requested to call on the Treasurer
at Adger's North Wharf, In order to obtain their
tickets. EDWIN P. FROST,
dec2-fmtu3 Secretary and Treasurer.
^OFFICE OF THE SOUTH CAROLI?
NA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY, CHARLES?
TON, S. C., NOVEMBER 16, 1870.-The Fifth In?
stalment of FIVE DOLLARS PER SHAKE will be
payable on the loth December proximo. In
Charleston, at the ofllce of the Company, No. 10
Broad street; In Sumter, to Major JOSEPH JOHN?
SON; In Clarendon, to Br. JOHN J. INGRAM.
novl5-tu5 . W. H. PEttONNEAU, Treasurer.
PS* CHARLESTON, S. C., NOVEMBER
25,1870.-THE SOUTHERN MUTUAL INSURANCE
COMPANY OF ATHENS, GA.-The Dividend Scrip
of thc above Company will be taken in payment
of Premiums by the Georgia Home Insurance
Company of Columbus.
Holders or the above mentioned Scrip can thus
secure Policies which participate ip the profits in
the Georgia Home, a Southern company, with a
cash capital or hair a million of dollars. Apply
to HUTSON LEE, Agent,
nov29-tnths0 Broad street, corner of State.
MEDICAL NOTICE. -PATIENTS
Buffering from Diseases pertaining to the OENITO
URINARY ORGANS, will receive the latest scien?
tific treatment by placing themselves under the
care oi Dr. T. REBNSTJERNA, office No. 74 Hasel
Btreet. three doors rrom the Postornce.
AWAY WITH SPECTACLES.-OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
ca es. Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Ad.
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
New York. dec?
NOW IS THE TIME TO SELECT :YOUR
Particular at entlon ls invited to the NEW,
LARGE AND ELEGANT STOCK OF WATCHES,
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS,
suitable ror Presents, Just received and opened
JAMES ALLAN'S, No. 307 KING STREET.
JAMES ALLAN'S, No. 307 KING STREET.
JAMES ALLAN'S, No. 307 KING STREET.
All the newest and most exquisite designs In
3ETS OF PEARL, GARNET, ALL GOLD,
CORAL AND STONE.
Leontine, Opera. Neck and Vest CHAINS; Seal
Rings, Diamond Rings; Gent's Pins, Pearl and
Diamond; Plain Gold and Wedding Rings always
on band or made to order; Sleeve Buttons and
Studs, Bracelets, Brooches and Earrings; Armlets
and Necklaces, In Gold and Coral; Brooches for
Hair or Miniatures, Lockets, Charms and Masonic
Pins, Glove Bands, at
JAMES ALLAN'S, No. 307 KING STREET,
A few doors above Wentworth street.
FORTUNE FOR TWO DOLLARS!
NO BOGUS GIFT ENTERPRISE !
BUT A GENUINE INSTITUTION !
THE ALABAMA IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION,
Incorporated under the Laws or the State
ot Alabama, have resolved to give one
In the CITY OF MONTGOMERY, ALA., on
SATURDAY, December 31, 1870.
Or, as soon bet?re as the Tickets are sold, at
which time ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOL?
LARS, IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, Will be
given away, to holders or tickets, as follow:
1 Girt in United States currency or $25,000 ls
1 Girt lo United States currency or $10,000 is
2 Gifts in United States currency or $5000 are
6 Gifts in United States currency of $2000 are
io Gifts In United States currency of $1009 are
20 Gifts In United States currency or $500 are
loo Girts In United States currency or $100 are
1500 Girts In United States currency or $10 are
1639 Girts or $100,000.
THE AWARD OF GIFTS
will be made on the regular plan, under the su?
pervision ot sworn Commissioners, gentlemen or
well-known Integrity and high standing.
The reputation and character or the Incorpora?
tion or this Association, coupled with every safe-,
guard that the law or the land can throw around
tr, ls a guarantee that the distribution will be hon?
estly and fairly made, and that every protection
will be given holders or Tickets in any part of the
In order to give all, rich and poor, an opportu?
nity at this
GRAND SCHEME 1
by which they can become enriched bi an hour,
the price of Tickets have been put at
ONLY TWO DOLLARS !
A discount of ten per cent, will be made to pur?
chasers of $50, and a discount of 20 per cent, to
purchasers or $100 worth or tickets.
WE HAVE NO AGENTS.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE THOUS?
AND TICKETS ONLY WILL BE SOLD.
Parties at a distance desiring to purchase tic?
kets must remit the money, direct to the "Asso?
ciation," as per address below, either in a Post
office Order, by registered letter, or by paid ex?
ALABAMA IMMIGRANT ASSOCIATION,
ag- A Circular giving the result or the award
will be serit each ticket-holder. nov30-l5
HENRY'S RETREAT, JQ^
No. 107 EAST BAY, ONE DOOR BELOW BROAD
' 2. Oysters always fresh on hand.
3, FREE LUNCH from half-past 10 o'clock
4. Metis at all hours. Dinner served from 13
to 4 P. M.
6. Meals served on Sunday until 2 P. M.
a. The best IMPORTED WINES, Liquors and
7. Only place In town for good genuine Hot
Tom and Jerry.
Give me a catt._
Formerly Barkeeper at the Milla House.
Cloir)ing ar?s irnrnislji?/j <&?OM.
? OUR FRITZ, "
STYLISH AND FISIONA?
WITH A ORBIT VARIETY Ol? ?:
ED), BWEIN, HIN,
THE CAN TAB BRACE
ACADEMY OP MUSIC BUILDING.
SCOTT'S STYLES SCOTTS
SCOTT'S STYLES SCOTT'S
SCOTT'S STYLES SCOTT'S
SCOTT'S STYLES SCOTT'S
SCOTTS STYLES -SCOTTS
FALL AND WINTER
FALL AND W INTER
FALL AND WINTER
FALL AND WLNTER '
FALL AND WINTER
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
OEN'TLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
IMMENSE STOCK 07
PAPER COLLARS, CHAMPION BRACES,
STAR SHIRTS, UNDERSHIRTS,.
SOCKS. CALL DRAWERS,
SCARPS, AND 8KB CANES,
CANES, TH SM. SCARFS,
UNDERSHIRTS, STAR SHIRTS,
CHAMPION BRACES, PAPER COLLARS,!
IN GREAT VAYTETY
IN GREAT VARIETY
IN GREAT VARIETY
AT . .
SCOTT'S STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
0Ct8 Opposite the Market.
CLOTHS, CLOTHING, AND FURNISHING
MENKE ? MULLER,
MERCHANT TAILORS, No. 325 KING STREE!,
Haye Just opened the largest and finest stock* of
Clothing ever offered In this city for MEN
YOUTHS AND BOYS, comprising a full assorti
ment of DRESS and BUSINESS SUITS, Derby
Suits, Walking Coats, Overcoats, Pea-Jackets, Ac.
The largest portion ls of Imported goods, and
manufactured Into garments by ourselves-we
can therefore recommend them as regards flt,
wear and workmanship.
Our TAILORING DEPARTMENT Is supplied with,
the finest selection or English, French, German
and Domestic Cloths, Doeskins, Beavers, Tricots,
Meltons, Velvetine, Diagonals, Cheviots, Cordu?
roy, Casslmeres, Ac, and a large variety of mod?
em Pants and Vest Patterns, which we make ap?
to order, by measure, In the latest style.' ' The
foreman in this department of our business has
no equal in the arttstlc world for cutting and pro?
ducing an elegant flt,
FURNISHING GOODS.-This department ls sup?
plied with the Celebrated .?* Shirts, English,
French and Domestic Undershirts and Drawers,
Alexandre and Couvolssler's Kids, Buckskin, Cas?
sim ere, Silk and Thread Gloves, Linen and Paper
Collars, Neck Ties, Bows, Scarfs, Pocket Handker?
chiefs, Socks, Umbrellas, Ac.
Our stock has been selected with great care,
and prices marked very low In plain figures.
Buyers in our line will And it to their advan?
tage to call In and soe for themselves before pur?
chasing elsewhere. non-tuths2mos