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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
G?MSES OF GOTHAM.
POLITICAL, FINANCIAL ANJ> LOCAL
TOPICS IN TUE GREAT CITT.
Prince Erl? to Lote His Title-Vander?
bilt to Sncceetl-Thc Street Car Mur?
derer's Conviction-Beginning of the
New Dock System-Central Park In
its Glory-New Statnes of Public Men
- Fit . li's Banquet to the High Joints
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
Nsw YORK. May 24.
. There is a prospect that the stockholders ot
the Erie Railroad will be soon relieved o? the
Fisk and Goild Incubus. The rumors of the
impending change in the management of the
great road are beginning to take tangible
shape. During the past week, Hon. Horace
F. Clark, son-in-law of Commodore Vander?
bilt, has been in frequent conference with
Fisk and Gould, at the gorgeous offices of the
Erie Railroad on Twenty-third street, and.the
report now is that the railway monarch of
America is shortly to add the Erie lo the list
The transfer o"f the management of this
road from men so universally distrusted as
the Colonel/of the Ninth and his astute upal,"
to other and more responsible parties, will
give joy to the owners ol the stock, and par?
ticularly to those unfortunate Englishmen who
have an interest in the road, and who have so
long despaired of seeing the value of their
r mouey again. It is but just, however, to Fisk
and Gould, to say thal^ though under their,
management, the stockholders have not pros?
pered, the general travelling public have been
greatly benefited, for the road is in splendid
condition, and lg, perhaps, ihe best officered,
safest and most comfortable running om. ol
the metropolis. If Fisk steps out. his busy
bralu will be at something else, and the world
will certainly bc startled by the announcement
ol some stupendous project, which only aman
of his wonderful energy would attempt.
Foster, the street-car murderer, has been
convicted, and lt is not too much to expect his
elevation to the cross beam before the end of^
July. The counsel for the defence made but a
feeble effort tc save him. The killing was ad?
mitted, out a want of premeditation was sug?
gested. Counsel attempted a diversion In the
prisoner's favor in the shape of reflection on
the character of the Intimacy between the late
Mr. Putnam and Madame Duval, the lady who,
with her daughter, was under his protection
on the night ol the murder. It was shown by
evidence that Mr. Pul nam was a constant visi?
tor at ihe house of Madame Duval, and that
Mrs. Putnam, bis wile, neither knew her nor
had heard of her before. But this testimony
wa3 clearly'so irrelevant that lt was Downed
out of court. The greatest sufferer by tb? mur?
der and the exposure is poor Mrs. Putnam.
The reconstruction of our docks under the
direction ol the new board is to begin Immedi?
ately. The plans have been maturing for over
a year, and a system has at last been perfected
which will probably give New York the mest
magnificent and convenient series of docks In
the world. The entire water iront of the city
on the North and East Rivets is comprehended
in the Improvement. The.dew river streets
will be widened to the extent of 250 feet. Be?
yond these, massif? stone piers will project
Into the water, froi_ 506 to 800 feet. The dock.
system ol'Liverpool, now so famous, will sink
imo insignificance beside the enormous works
about to be bemm here. General George B.
McClellan is the supervising engineer, ata
salary of $12.500 per annum. The construc?
tion will occupy over ten years, and the cost
may be estimated at tens o"f minions of dollars.
Ground is to be first broken at Pier No. 1 North
C ntral Park ls surpassingly beautiful this
month. Her Majesty's High Commissioners
spent nearly the whole ol Monday rambling
over lt. Lord Tenterden gives lt the palm
already over the Phoenix ol Dublin, the Pra?
ter of vienna, the Bois de Boulogne, and* Hyde
Park. The commissioners ol' parks are con?
stantly devising new ornaments lor this plea?
sure ground. Yesterday they granted permis?
sion to the St. Andrew's Soclely to erect e.
bronze statue of Sir Walter Scott. It is un?
derstood they have under consideration a pro?
posal lo put up statues of men whose fame is
identified with New York in all the parks and
green spots under their control.
For example, lt ha3 been suggested in their
councils that a statue ol stout old Petrus Stuy?
vesant, the last Dutch Governor o? New York,
shall be placed in the square opposite Cooper
Institute and the beginning of Stuyvesant
street: Captain Henrick Hudson, who discov?
ered the river and the- bland of Manhattan,
will have a position on Bowline Green, where
the equestrian statue ot pig-tailed George III
once stood. The Battery is to have Hubert
Fulton, the City Hall Park. Sears and Lamb,
the captains of the "Liberty Boys" of the revo?
lution, and Madison Square, Gore: nor Dewitt
Canton, to whom New York owes so much of
her prosperity, on account of his interest in
Erle Canal. The project of a few Tammany
politicians to erect a bronze statue of Wm. M.
Tweed in Tweed Place has been sternly dis?
countenanced, by that great man. Neither
Fisk nor Barnum would have been so modest.
Mr. Cyrils W. Field had the English lords to
.jinner with fllm last night, and invited about
?H?feundred prominent New Yorkers to meei
WH| The spread was in Pel mon i co's best
Bam!, alter the nuts and raisins, lhere was
gS9H&->- ?n the vein usual to post-prandial in
"TWrtHFli at ional entertainments. Thu Englishmen
were in raptures with this great country, and
the Americans were proud ol iheir rnglitdi
lineage. Earl de Gray complimented George
Washington by calling" him one ol the most
illustrious of Englishmen. After this there
need m t be a war about the Alabama claims.
The 'High Commissioners sail in the Cuba
for Liverpool to-morrow, and Minister
Selie nek. the ugliest of American statesmen.
(Butler is not a statesman,) will accompany
There is the Wildest excitement to-tlay
among the two thousand or more Custom?
house clerks over the report that- Collector
lom Murphy, the bosom ixlend and boon com?
panion ot the President, bas been sacrificed
by that unstable .potentate lo appease the en?
mity ot Fenton, and has been forced to resign.'
Murphy belongs to the Conkling faction,
which has lately been in lull po.-session of the
President aud all ihe Federal offices lu this
city. The Fenton mon. who ar? powerful in
the interior ol' thc State, have threatened to
secure an anti-Grant.dele^attou to the Radical
National Convention from New York. This
has so frightened the aspiring candidate that
he bas sent overtures to the offended senator,
and theTesult ls that ihe Iiiends ot Conklmg
are now going to take their uirns under the
guillotine. The Incessant wartare between
Se Badtcal tacilons ol New York, checkered
it ls with the alternate victories of each,
has completely demoralized ihe party In ibis
Stale, and secured the Democratic ascendancy.
COTTON AlO VE2UENT FOR THE WEEK.
NEW YORK, May 2$.
The market shows a jailing off iu the cotton
movement. Tho receipts at ail of the ports have
been 40.178 b iles, against 45,0.7 bales la*t
week, 40,849 bales the previous week, and
51,432 baie? three weeks since. Tho receipts
since September 'have been 3,756.S?S bales,
against 2,750,049 bale3 for thc corresponding
period last year. The exports from all of the
ports for thc week have been 50,540 bales,
against 3S42 bales for the cotrvspoudiug week
last year. The total lor the season amounis
to 2.892.9S4 bales, against 1,923.4S1 ba'es for
the same time last year. The stock at all of
the ports amounts to 30,0.842 bales, against
302,013 for the same time lust year. The stock
at the interior towns is 26.866 bales, against
55,452 bale3 for the same last year. The stock
at Liverpool is 913,000 bales," against 600,000
bales same time last year. The American
cotton afloat amounts to 250,000 bales, against
120,000 same time last year. The Indian afloat
amounts to 364,000 bales, against 223,000 bales
same time last year. Express estimate shows
a decrease In the average ol 5 to 20 per cent.,
Lhe greatest decrease being in South Carolina,
^fcnd the smallest in Tennessee, Louisiana and
ALZ ABOUT TBE STATE.
The Carne en Journal, under the heading UA
general crann imminent," publishes a long list
of tile misdoings and shortcomings, &c., &c,
of the several officiais ol .Kershaw County.
The catalogue is sickening.
Sheriff" Biegs. ot Orangebnrg, carried the
prisoners sentenced at the last term of court
to the Penitentiary up to Columbia-on Wed?
There are thirteen candidates for sheriff in
Joseph Singleton, a laborer, died suddenly
in Beaufort on Friday last He had dAok an
immoderate quantity of water an hop-*.previ?
ous to his death, and bad become heated by
his work, anti congestion o? the stomach had
followed, resulting in Inilammation, cramp and
Alphen* E. Cushman, a member of Troop
B, 7th United States Cavalry, stationed at
Union Courthouse, committed suicide by
shootinc himself at the camp ground, on Sat?
urday. May 20. He had been sick for some
time, and in a temporary aberration of mind
committed .he fatal act ol' self-destruction.
The Ledger says that the number of execu?
tions issueo In 1870 in Lancaster, for non-pay?
ment of tases, was 1026: for 2871, only 639.
j The number of tracts ol land advertised tnis
I'year lor sale ls 75, embracing 18.?3 acres.
The whole nnmber of acres returne'i for taxes
in Lancaster County is 2?4,CC2, valued at
Mrs. Josephina Harley, wife ol Mr. Frank P.
Harlev. who died a lew days ago. expired at
the residence of her father. C. H. Langley,
Esq., near Barnwell Village, on Monday last,
'ihe two chldren of rbis lady expired tt*e same
day. Thus within a few days have a whole
fimily been stricken down by 'the hand of
There was a fire on Tuesday night last at
the store ol Messrs. Bourke <? Ti'ton, George?
town. Dariaire ol stock and bulldlnii silent,
and covered by Insurance; but about $1000 in
greenbacks contained In a Un box was so burnt
by the heating ot the box as to render it
almost, il cot entirely, impossible lo distin?
guish the denomination of some ot the bills,
while otheru are entirely destroyed. The dre
is supposed to have been the result of accident.
The Presbyterian Church in Coiurflbia is un
denroing thorough repair..
Sickness In the family of Rev. Whitefoord
Smith, D. D., of Spartanburg. has caused
postponement ol'his address before the Youug
Men's Christian Association of Columbia.
There is :i Dian oh foot to build a large build
ing on the site of the old courthouse In Coltim
bia, burned by* "Mr. Sherman,*' to embrace
two stores, a large hall, city and law offices,
The Democrat is charmed with the improve?
ments mare and beiog made in Cheraw-all
the work of an enlightened town council.
The boase of Mr. A. Hace, in ?heraw. nar?
rowly escaped destruction by fire on Wed?
nesday nlf.'bt last. - A colored man In an
adjoining outhouse retired to rest with" a pin?
torch sticking In the wall near his bed. When
he awoke tue flames had extended lo the roof,
but were extinguished without giving an
alarm to.the firemen.
The Win nsboro'News says: '-Henry Hous?
ton, who was convicted of the murder ol' Wm,
Powell, near Ridgeway, in this county, at the
last sesslot of the court, suffered the extreme
penalty of the Jaw yesterday, 2Cth instant. He
was attend ?d to his place ol' execution by Re>v.
Peter Plckens and Rev. Pickett, colored. On
the gallows he begged ail present to take
warning by himsel? and expressed himself
ready to dit?; al twenty minutes to ono o-'ciock
the trap Jell and the soul of Houston was
launched ;rom time to eternity. He r.ung
twenty-five minutes when Dr. Ladd pronounc?
ed the body dead. It was then taken charge
if by his Irlends, and cairi?d to Ridgeway
v bere thc crime Was committed. Spunc.-i
Hoffman, v-ho was to have been hanged at the
same tim? ?or the same offence, had his sen?
tence commuted by Governor Scott, to ten
years'imprisonment in the penitentiary."
Mr. Wm. E. Cleveland, a highly respected
young mar, died in his 24th year, in Spartan?
burg, on the lClh instant.
The Spai tan has the follow inc correction io
regard to some misstatements- that have been
Snbllshed about the Glenn Springs so-called
'We are glad to hear that Titus Cooper, a
respectabltt and worthy colored mau living iu
the neighborhood of Glenn Springs, aod here?
tofore reported by.us as dead, ls in a fair way
lo recover. The colored man, George Wil?
liams, or George Cates, wiro shot Thus, has
not yet been arrested. From all we can learn,
it Wae a ;o id- bi oort attempt on the part ol'
George to murder Titus without any reasona?
ble provocation. Titus had bought a small
farm from Dr. Jones, and*George was a tenaut
of T. Burroughs on an adjoining furm, and a
dispute arose between tne two about some
rails, when Titus told George he would reler
the mattel to Mr. Burrouirhs, and asked him
to go and bring Mr. Burroughs. George went
and r?turtied with Mr. Burroughs, but brought
his gun villi him. Mr. Burroughs decided
that Titus was wholly In the riglr., but George,
tt satisfied with this settlemeat o-' the mat?
ter, renewed the quarrel, and. without any
demonstration on the .part ol' Titus, levelled
his gun loaded with buck shot and fired. sLxJ
shots laking effect in the neck and shoulder.
Titus ha? always borne the highest character
for honesty and Industry, and had' incurred
the haireil of many ol his* own race by voling
uniformly with the Democratia party. Some
Of these ?ad made threats before this occur?
rence that he should not be allowed to live In
the country eu-this account.
Lieutenttnt J. E. Porter, of Troop C, Scventli
Cavalry, with a detachment ol twenty men,
lett this pos., on Friday last lo garri-oc the
Town of Winnsboro'.
James Walter, one o? '.he Chester county
commissioners, uancled us thc tallowing test,
week, say;, ihe It porter, requesting its publi-T
cation. What he ls driving ul is this : William
Frooeberger, ?"lialrm?n of the board of county
coinmisslojors, sold a lulof stuff off l he tract
ol'lanrt belouglng'to ihe county, without cor
suiting Ute other members oi the board, his
purpose being, as Jim supposed, to appropri?
ate the proceeds to his own use. The uentle
mun who rnaao the purchase took lt lor grant?
ed that tho chairman was acting with the'suuc
tlonoflbe board in making, the sale, und,
when informed to the jontrary, paid to the
co mtv treasurer, the pr. .e agreed upon lor Che
Bluff ?te Lad cm. Jim's communication is.
certothn d li'.trutim, as folows :
"CU-STKR, S. C., May 16, 1871.
'.William FroueBer^er nave say among wit?
nesses that he will stand for the timoor that
wussuld cu the Poor House land, leaving tue
and Alexander K<-lcy out. Aud I will hold
him to il loy. Because I shall not Be Hool By
him. "Your? inny, JAMBS WALTKR."
William Froneberger, Aiexuuder Kelsey und
James Wilier, ihe Ihree colored men wliu
were last fall elected comity commissioners oi
Cnesier County, still retain their positions,
says the Reporter, in spile ol ihe luci Una
they have disco vered their ut; er in
competency and inability to discharge Hie
duties ot the office, and "are five lo confess
thal, unless ihey can get some while niau to
attend io ihe business tor them, thu iinpoi
titn. affairs ol' Hie cuiiniy, entniiicd to their
charge, must go unattended to. The tuxes
gathered for county purposes amount to about
?lli.?OO, mid it is such persons as these that
have ihe sole- power ol disbursing this fund.
Whai higaer evideuce could De tarnished that
K. K.'s no not flourish upon the soil of Ches?
ter than that this board is allowed peacefully
to enjoy its existence, and to meet once a
week to do nothing else but earn the f 3 per
FAILURE OF TBE FRENCH CABLE.
NEW YORK, May 27.
The French cable between Duxbury autl St.
Pierre Miquelon tailed, t '-day. Communica?
tion with Europe is, however, maintained by
means of the Western Union Company's over?
land line3 and cables to st. Pierre.
THE CITY OF THE SLAIN.
PARIS STEEPED IX PETROZEV3I.
Thc Gatters Running wlth'Blood
One-lhird of tuc City Barned-50.000
Dea d-Thc Archbishop and Sixty
nine Priests Shot-in u in ct ?on En.
VERSAILLES, May 26.
New fires are burning, and the insurgents
lave put boxes o? petroleum everywhere. It
3 reported that Bergeret himself fired the
ruilerics alter haviDg steeped it in petroleum,
["he Church of St. (Jermain Aux Errois was
romeo" and the Palais jof Justice destroyed.
:'.oo? Tuns In the gutters. The walls of the
Tuileries have fallen. The Rue Rivoli is
Dead Nationals are seen everywhere. Any.
ildden Nationals are brought out and Immedl
itely shot. A few Communists, holding out,
ire shelling the city. The slaughter of the
?ationals is iearful. The VersaillisLs since
.'uesday have been killing' all prisoners,
louses In the Rue Royale were wet with" peto=
mun. and the Nationals fired them. . The ra
urgents evidently intended to. destroy Paris,
?ven women were discovered throwing petro
(jum on the houses. Six Nationals, dressed as
lanpiers, discovered throwing petroleum in
tead of water on the-fires, were shot. There
3 no limit to the readiness that exists to kill
nembers of Ihe Commune and leaders of.the
Juards when captured. The gas works at Au
lervilliers have exploded. Many other ex?
igions have, occurred.
The V?rsallilsts are advancing on Belleville,
rhence petrolcum.bombs fall over Paris. The
QEiirgents still hold four strong.posilions. It
i known that some o? the hostages held by
be Communists have been shot. The troops
ontlnue to arrest numbers of women carry
og bottles of petroleum. A court-martial for^
he trial of the insurgents commences Moh
ay. Washburne telegraphs that at 7 o'clock,
'riday evening, American llves'and property
The foreign firemen from London have en?
vied Paris. The conflagration, is decreasing,
'he Versailles Railroad workshops have been
urned. The insurgents have been driven
.om Charoqne. The Prussians detain escap
Washburne'telegraphs Fish that the insur
ents still hold small portions of Paris. The
rchbishop's fate ls uncertain.
LONDON. May 27. '
A dispatch from Soissy says the Germans
ho have been seeking *or the Archbishop ol'
aris and other hostages, report that they can?
ot find them. They are supposed to have been
It ls calculated that over 50,060 dead bodies
re initie houses and cellars in Paris, many of
hom are women and children. It is said the
omen were' perfectly" furious during the
gilts. Exeoutions are constant. The dc
.ruction of property ls terrible. It ls esli
lated that one-fourth ol Paris ls destroyed.
VERSAILLES, May 27.
Favre dispatches representalives abroad
mt the ads ol the insurgents are criminal,
ot political, and asks their extradition, should
sy enter neighboring countries.
M. Picard to-day Inlormed the Assembly
lat General Cissey occupies the whole lelt
ink of the Seine; that Generals Vinoy and
ouay, after capturing the Place de la Basilio,
octtpied Fauoourg St. Antoine as far as the
arrlerduTrone; that Generals Clincbant and
Admlrault have advanced to the foot ol the
eights of Les Buttes Chammont, and that
ley will to-morrow, with C0,000 men, occupy
iis last refuge o? this monstrous insurrec
on. Picard also stated that no news had
?ached the government concerning fires in
aris or of the fate of the hostages held by
BRUSSELS, May 2".
Victor Hugo has written a letter to the In
ependence Beige, which, while it disapproves
fthe insurrection, protests against the state
?ent that the Belgian Government would ex
.adlte all insurgents found upon Its territory,
he Independence Beige, in its comments,
oes not agree with the sentiments ol'Hugo.
WASHINGTON', May 2R.
Minister Washburne telegraphs to Secretary
ish that the Archbishop p'f Paris and slxty
ine priest were shot on Tuesday. The insur
.'Ction has been suppressed. The insurgent
isses are enormous, those of the government
sing comparatively small.
XEirs FROM WASmiXOTOXt
WASUIXGTOX. May 27.
The Senate discharged Its prisoners, and,
irlHut further action, adjourned sine die.
The Young Men's Christian Convention has
WASUIXGTOX, May 2?.
The treasury, chinna June, will sell two
illllorw of gold on Clio first and third Thurs
iys, one million ol'gold on the second, fourth
id fifth Thursdays, weekly, a total of .seven
lllions; and purchase n million of bonds
ich Wednesday. .
The Mexican commission has adjourned uu
I the 15th of June.
XEWS FRO31 XEW TORE.
risa Fighters Sentenced Heavily- Base
NEW YORK, May 27.
Judge Downing sentenced the prize fighters
jllius mid "dwarda tu twelve months' im
.Isunmenl, and a fine of S1000 each, and, in
.fault ol' the fine, tu another year's contlne
eut. McAlpine, the umpire, gels six months
: the penitentiary and ?5u0 line. The prize
ililers, immediately alter sentence, were re?
vved to the penitentiary.
The- Olympics scored 6, and the Hustons 5.
Iiis game deckles the four and lour game be
veea Hie same parties on Wednesday. Hie
une yesterday resulted In the Olympics scor?
ia 22 and lim Slurs, ol' Brooklyn, 20.
-Raltoff seems lo haw had a 'irini noiloti
! a joke. A few hours before his execution,
. seems, he handed a sealed envelope lo ihe
tetrict attorney, willi instructions not to open
; until he (Runoff) was buried. The letter
as been opened. It proves to have been
.ritten in Greek,,and so far has baffled the
kill of all Greek scholars at Interpretation,
t consists of about one hundred and ten
?rock words. This letter is supposed to be ol
a-t importance. Heavy bids have already
leen made for it; but it. has been placed in th?
iank with his six hundred pages of uianu
cripl to await the result ol the clatms of his
redltors. Mr. Becker, his counsel, will doubt?
ers become the owner of all this scientific lit
rature. It is possible to laney ihe ielon peer
ng om from the "other world" at ihe doctors
Genially wrestling with the puzzle he has left
CROP PROSPECTS IX TEE STATE.
T'ne crops are reported as being in excellent
condition in this vicinity, says the Beanrort
Republican, notwithstanding the very severe
drought. The clouds have wore a threatening
aspect on several occasions, but the rain, if
there was any, has given us the slip and lodg?
ed elsewhere. In our town rain ls especially
needed;the cisterns are quite innecent of even
"Lu >i caster.
The remarkably cold rains of the Dast two
weeks, it is feared, says the Ledger, h.as sen.?
I .ously affected the cotton crop. In some land s
the plant has been almost entirely killed out.
We hear some complaint of the mst in 'wheat
and oats. Corn is looking wpll for this season
Ol the year, and as there has been quite a large
crop planted, we may look'for a plentiful har?
vest. Our Intelligence from the Western coun?
ties of North Carolina are lavorable to both
corn and wheat.
We have made careful inquiries from all
parts ol our county, says the Union Times, as
to the condition ot the cotton plant, and find
reports agree that, upon Hie gray lands, the
cold weather has done considerable mischief;
In many places the plant rooks sickly, and bad
"stands" are the result. Upon 'Ted lands the
plant has Buffered bul little. In fact, we have
heard a number of our olde-t and best plant-1
ers say they never had better "stands"' than
they now have upon their red lands, and the
plant looks "sleek 'and greasy,'" which Indi?
cates health and "vigor. All. however, agree
that the crop has been greatly injured, and in
I many sections whole fields haye been ploughed
up and corn substituted. While we do not
think the-area of colton planted In this county
is less than last year, we are pleased to hear
that a much larger area -rtas been devoted to
corn and oiher cereals than for any year elncj
The Reporter says: "We regret'lo learn that
the damage to cotton by the cold spell ol' week
before last was much greater than we had at
flrsl supposed. On many plantations where
the plant had been brought to a stand, so
much of lt M'as kided lhat lt was found neces?
sary to plough up abd plant again. On other
plantations replanting with tne hoe was re?
sorted to. Where the cotton had not been
chopped out, sufficient stand to make a crop.
was generally left. The cold nights continued
during Dearly all of last week, causing s til
more of lt to die, and -entirely retarding Its
growth. On Thursday night, ihe 18th Instant,
one or two degrees lower would have given us
a frost. The result ls that the outlook for a
crop ls gloomy, and our planting friends are
correspondingly depressed. Corn, too,
which unusually good siands had been secured,
has felt the' Influence of the weather, and has
come to a standstill, wailing lor more geDlal
weather before trying to crow. Wheat is more
or less injured by the ruat, and the yield Is not'
as promising as It was a mouth ago:"
THE PROSPECT FOR COTTON.
A.Glance-Over the Field.
[From the Savannah Republican.]
It may not be uninteresting lo our readers
to give ihe result of careful observation and
much inquiry regarding the crops In the course
ol a recent hasty trip through the States of
Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama abd Mississippi.
In Georgia we ar? convinced that, a less area
ls planted in.cotton than was in 1870, especial?
ly In the southern, and middle portion ol the
??tate, which are most productive of the' staple.
In the northern section quite as much has been
put in as in 1870, though-everywhere the plant
ls backward in its growth and sickly in appear?
ance. Hie recent cold and wet weaiher hus
either killed outright or seriously damaged the
crop, and we have no thought ol' Its reaching
that of last year, by at .least a lourih or fifth.
Everywhere an increased breadth has been
plumed in grain, and with anything like fair
seasons the production of breudsluffs will be
abundant. In Cherokee Georgia, where the .
crop promised well a-^?w weeks ago. it.has
been almost e lirely destroyed on an the low
and level lands by ihe rust, and we have no
thought that over hall'a crop will bc made in
-lu Tennessee, North Alabama and North
Mississippi, the reduction ot colton ls even
greater lhan in Georgia, it ls a rare thing to
^e a cotton fielu ou the line ol'ihe Memphis
and Charleston Road, while last year nearly
the whole of that splendid country was de?
voted to the staple. Corn now prevails every?
where, and the crop bids fair to be most
abundant. Intelligent* planters informed us
that the same state of things existed off from
the road, the experience of the present sea?
son having thoroughly disgusted the people
generally with a redundant conon crop,
'l hroughout all that section, the crops of all
sorts are In a bad condition as to culture. The
entire spring has been so wet that the great?
est difficulty bas been experienced in both
planting and working, and the raina still con?
In the Mississippi Valley, on the Arkansas
and Red Rivers, Hie same unfavorable condi?
tion ol things exists, li" not io a worse extent.
The whole country is flooded, and planting of
every kind ls exceedingly backward. It Is
feared the waters will not subside and the
earth become dry enough in time tro make any?
thing like an average crop.
We heard nowhere a higher estimate of the
crop ol the preseut year than 3,000,000 bales,
and our own observations do not justify us in
putting lt beyond thal figure. One additional
luci is worthy ol notice-commercial -fertiliz?
ers ltave been sparingly used ilia, present sea?
son throughout ihe" . South. This,-ol' Itself,
would effect a maier al reduction of the crop,
eveu were the sume breadth of land in cul?
Upqn a survey ol ihe whole Held, sc-far as
we have been- able lo compass it, we ar? con?
vinced of iwo thlugs, namely,that Hie crop ol
colton will"fall lar short ot that, ol lasLycar,
and the crop ol corn be among the largest ever
raised in the cotton Staten. .
CA RH PROM O EX ERAL G ORDO X.
ATLANTA DEPARTMENT, )
SOUTUERX JLLFE INSURANCK COMPANY, JR
ATLANTA, GA., May 27, 1871. j
I congratulate those interested In the pros?
perity of the Southern Life Insurance Com?
pany upon ihe acquisition of General A. IT. Col
quitt, the vice-president, to acilve and con?
stant participation in Die mauagement of the
cqmpany at this office. Bys personal altenlioq
to Hie business of the company, which lt was
expected would begin earlier and was pre?
vented by unavoidable causes, dates from the
first of June next.
. In this connection, it may not be amiss to
state, that notwithstanding the liuaucial pr?s?
ure upon the country, thc cumpauy is in a most
prosperous coudilion-its assets largely in?
creasing-Us investments good and produc?
tive, with a singular exemption from ibose.cas
unities so common with moneyed organiza?
tions. J. B. GORDON', President.
TUE WEATHER TO-DAT.
WASHINGTON, May 2S.
No material change in the weather is indi?
cated, nor is ti severe extended storm proba?
ble for Monday.
Tratei-uu-fM Weather Report*.
K' .v West, Fla...
?.s. i-"if- g j ? s
' H s ! io
9013 A' (Gentle. iciear.
i4 SE ffr.->h. Fair.
ITS ?Fresh. Fair.
Si ?SE ?Fre>h. cloudy.
76t -. ?Fresh. 'Fair.
?? NE Gentle. Clear.
84?K Fresh. Fair.
s3:S Fre>h. Fair,
?i W lleulle. Lt. Rain
ess Gentle. l.t.Rain
76 -E iKresh. Clear.
68 W Brisk. l,t.Rain
.WE Fre-li. Fair.
S4 <E - t'entle. Clear,
it SE r.entle. Fair.
89 s Fresh. i Hear.
"8 >E Fresh. Cloudy.
BURNING OF A COAL SHAFT.
Fearful Loss of Life.
PITT?ITOX, May 27.
A coal shalt, throe hundred leet deep, is
burning. The lire is supposed to have been
caused by irlctlon of the hoisting apparatus.
Thirty or forty men were in the mines. The
engineer stood at his post, hoisting away, till
the timbers supporting the rope broke wrile
ihe carriage was ascending. AU in the car?
riage were certainly killed, and lt ls unknown
how many were in the mine.
The scene about the shaft ls one of great
distress and anguish. Two steam fire engines,
one irom Scranton and one from Wilkesbarre,
are on the ground. It is thought.that no water
will be thrown into the shalt from the top, but
we are told the shan, will Hil wlr,h water withjn
twenty-four hours, so that if not suffocated the
poor men must drown. There is no escape for
them. The fire engines are playing on the
ruins, which are too hot. ,Ne one can approach
probably till morning.
Later in the day a dog was sent down in the
shaft of the mine and was brought ' up alive,
which fact encourages the belief that the thir?
ty-three men may yet be saved. .
. PITTSTON, PA., May 28.-Thirty-eight men
were taken from the mine,'eighteen of whom
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CHARLESTON. S. 0.
T <fc F. COATS'
SPOOL COTTON. J
We have in Stock and will always keep an as?
sortment of COATS' THREAD for sale at New
York trade prices. JOHN G. M1LN0R A CO..
febll-stutnamoa_No. 136 Meeting street.
1845 P?RfXY MUTDAX. 1846
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General Agent, No. M Broad street.
Soots, Srjogs, Ut.
ET THE BE S Tl :
Boy your BOOTS AND SHOES at
T E I B" ? R
No. 41 BROAD STREET.
He makes them to order, In any style desired,
usingonly tne best material and workmanship.
Constan?y on hand, a large assortment of cus
.tom made BOOTS AND SHOES, OI all sizes.
EXCELSIOR GAITER, .
Which dispenses with shoe strings and elast'c.
MADE TO ORDER at this establishment. '
Call and examine specimens.
JACOB STE IBER,
may22_No. 41 Broad street.
"gOOTS, SHOES AND TE?NKS.'
Receiving ..us dar per Steamships Georg;a.
frora New York, Fall River, irom Philadelphia,
assorted Invoices of FINE BOOTS AND SPOLS
In addition (o the choice selection al wa,,, in
Mock I keep those CABI/j SCREW WIRE WATER'
?Sold cheap at EDWARD DALY'S,
nmi"-"-'_No. 121 Meeting sirte?.
JypO TICE! JN O T I C.Ei
By Fall River .'steanuhlpfrom Philadelphia this
day I am receiving a fresh supply or those Gen:.'s
Hand-Sewed Magic Fitting FRENCH CALF
i BOOTS. With much time and labor, I have t ie
same for Boys and Gents.
* EDWARD DALY,
mar22_ No. 121 Meeting street,
f?0 THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Please Inform the numerous readers or year
paper that the AMERICAN GAITER, Patented, or
the Shoe ol the Future, ls a success. To supply
the demands of the Trade another tnvolee to-diy
by Fall River, from Philadelphia.
Sold by ' EDWARD DALY,
mor22 No. 121 Meeting street.
GABLE 3GKEW WWI
BOOTS & SHOES,
For Wet Weather. For Dry Weather,
For Youths, For Age,
For Gentlemen, ForLadles,
For i he City, For the Country,
For Riding. For Walking:,
For Elsnlng, For Hunting.
SOLD DY DEA LEUS KVERYIV'HEK E.
See that every one beare the Patent Stamp,
Srjirts and .taritisliuijg (?&oo?sl
g TiLE PLACE FOR LOW PRICES. f?
Flt, Quality and Work Guaranteed.
A Latest New York and London Cats.
" . STAR SHIRTS.
Order TOM shirts now, before the hot
Q STAR SHIRTS.
Shirts, Collars, Drawers, Night Shirts.
Made to Orders and Ready-Made.
j STAR SHIRTS.
At less price than any other first class
Men's Furnishing Goods at
T STAR SHIRTS.
SCOTTS SHIRT EMPORIUM,
Meeting street, opposite Market.
S STAR SHIRTS. S
?Tailoring, itarnisfying ?coos, itt.
HENEE & MULLEL,
NO. 323 KING STREET,
Have just opened an entire New Stock of
CLOTHS, CLOTHING. FURNISHING GOODS, Atc,
forSprlng and Summer.
Our Clothing ls a very large and fine -selected
stock ror Men, Youtha and Boys, from $5 tc- $50
per snit. .The largest portion ls of Imported
goods and manufactured by ourselves; we ean,
therefore,-recommend them as regard fit, wear
' OCR TAILORING DEPARTMENT '
ls supplied with thc finest selection of FOREIGN
AND DOMESTIC CLOTHS, DOESKINS. DIAGO?
NALS, TRICOTS. MELTONS, CHEVIOTS, CA SSI
MERES, Ac, and a very large stock of the most
fashionable Pant and Vest Patterns, whict- we
will make up td order by measure In the latest |
styles.' The foreman In this department o."our
business has no equal In the artistic world foi cat
ring .ind producing on elegant flt.
FURNISHING GOODS. '
Tills department ls supplied with the cetebi ated
STAR SHIRTS, Foreign and Domestic Under?
shirts and Drawers, Silk and Thread Gloves, Linen
and Paper Collars, Neckties, Bows.Scarfs, Pocket
Handkerchiefs, Socks, Umbrellas, Ac.
Oar stock has been selected with great care,
and prices marked very low in plain figures.
Buyers In our line will And it to their advantage
to give us a call before purchasing-elsewhere.
* SnsirLcss Qlaros.
TT I N S M A N & HOWELL,
AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
t. No. 128 Ea3t Bay,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Will give prompt personal attention to the sale
or shipment or
PEACHES AND APPLES IN THEIR SEASON, AND
COUNTRY PRODUCE GENERALLY.
Marking Plates, and instructions for packing,
furnished oa application. raayas-lmo
J-JEEVES, BROWN & VAN WICKLE,
-WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
IX ALL KINDS OF
DOMESTIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
In their season. '
Nos. 162 and 163 CENTRE ROW,
VEST WASHINGTON MARKET,
RBFBR3NC?S.-s. A. Lambert, with Adolph
Nimitz, Commission and Forwarding Merchant,
No. 209 East Bay. Charleston. S Q. apri8-f mos
OSE PH MUE'BAY,
REAL ESTATE AGENT AND COLLECTOR,
NO. 1C9 EAST BAT, NSAB BBOAD STHKET.
SAVANNAH AND. CHABLBSTON-R. B. OFFICE. )
CHARLESTON. May 2H, 1871. J
To enable visitors to attend un Regatta in
Savannah, which takes place on May 30 and 31,
and Jone 1st, Excursion Tickets over tuts Road
will be i-olrt from the 28th no the 50th May Inclu?
sive, FOR OSE FARE, botb going and returning.
Return Tickets good Hil Jone 6.
C. S. GADSDEN,
Engineer and Superintendent.
S. C. BOYLSTON, General Freight aud Ticket
gOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD
uTWWl urjan JTW. ^uT^rT^TmWT^T'^ku^. ^^HFI^^^PL
VICE-PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, 1 -
CHARLESTON, a. C.. January 18,1671. J
On and after SUNDAv, January 22, the Passen?
ger Trains on tao sousa vi?rjim? Railroad will,
rue cs follows:
? ron AUGUSTA.
Leave Charleston....12.50 P. M.
Arrive H" Augusta.u.is P. M.
Leave .-'.tariestcn....?.20 A. M.
Arrive at jdplumbia.. 3.-M P. M.
Leave Augusta.7.40 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.20 P. M.
Leave Colombia.12.15 P. M.
Air rive at Charleston.7.60 P. M.
AUGUSTA N?HHT XXPBE88.
Leave Charleston.....8.30 p. M.
Arrive at Augusta.7.tt?. &.
Leave Augusta. 6.60 P.M.
Arrive at Charleston....5.40 A. M.
COLUMBIA NIGHT BI PRESS.
Leave Charleston.' 7.10 p. M,
Arrive at Columbia. 6.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.7.6OP. M.
Arrive at Charleston.6.45 A. ML
Leave'Charleston........?.4.30 P. M.
Arrive at Summerville..6.00 P. M.
Leave Snmmervllle.'..,.7.00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston..* ......1.8.16 A. M.
Leave Camden.0.00 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.;.10.40 A. M.
Leave Columbia.1.25 P. M.
.vrrive at Camden.6.OO P. M.
Day and Night Trains 'make olose connections
,ar Augusta with Georgia Railroad and Central
Night Train connects with Macon and Augusta
Columbia Night Train connects with Greenville
and Colombia Railroad.
Camden Train connects daily with Day Passen?
janis_A. L. TYLER. Ylce-Prcslclent.
SPARTANBURG AND UNION RAILROAD.
On and after the 29th instant, the PASSENGER
TRAINS on the SPARTANBURG AND UNION
RAILROAD will ran dally:
Going down, leave Spartanbnrg.5.30 A. M.
Going down, leave Unionvllle... 7.50 A. M.
Arrive at Alston.ll 00 A. M.
Returning/leave Alston.12.00 M.
Returning, leave Unionvllle., 3.25 P. M.
Arrive at spartanbunf.'..6.25 P. M,
THOMAS B. JETER,
President S. and U. R. R.
Unionvllle, S. C.. May 22,1871. may2a-lmo
SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON RAIL?
PASSENGER TRAINS on this Road run daily aa
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Savannah.3.00 P. M.
Leave Savannah.....-.11.15 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.'..5.20 P. M.
Connects at Savannah with the Atlantic A Gnu
Railroad for Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and all
points in Florida.
Wu:i central Railroad for Macon, Atlanta, Mo?
mie, New Orleans and the West.
^ with Steamboats_ioT points on- the savannah
At Charleston with the Northeastern and south
carolina Railroads, and Steamships for all pom ts
North and West.
Through Tickets over tills line on sale at Hotels
In Charleston; Sc revea Honse, Savannah; and all
principal Ticket olMces North and South.
Freights forwarded dally to aud from Savan?
nah and all noints beyond.
Throuirli Bills of Lading issned to Jacksonville,
Tariff as low as by any other line.
C. S. GADSDEN,
oct5_Engineer and Superlatendent.
VrORTHEASTERN RAILROAD COM
CHARLESTON, S. C., February ll, 1871.
Trains leave Charleston Dally at 12 M. and
Arrive at Charleston 7:80 A. M. (Mondays ex.
ceptcd) and 3:30 P. M.
Train does not leave Charleston e-.zo P. M., SUN?
Train leaving at 12 M. makes through connec?
tion to New York, via Richmond and Acquta
Creek only, going through in 42 hours, WITHOUT
DETENTION ON SUNDATU.
Passengers leaving by 6:30 P. M. Train have
choice ot route, via Richmond and Washington,
or via Portsmouth and Ballimore. Those leaving
KRIDAX by this Train lay over on SUNDAY in Bal?
timore. Those leaving 00 SATURDAY remain SUN?
DAY in Wilmington, N. 0.
This ia the cheapest, quickest and most pleasant
rome to Cincinnati, Chicago and other points
West and Northwest, both Trains making olose
connections at Washington with Western trains
of Baltimore and 0 hlo Railroad.
S. s. SOLOMONS,
Engineer and Superintendent.
P. L. CLKATOR, General Ticket Agent.
EJrags, (Erjemicals, &t.
BL JIB OL D'S* B U CHU!
Helmbpld'8 RoBe Wash
Hembold's Catawba Grape Pius.
For sale by DB. H. BAER,
may!5_No. 131 Meeting street.
RAGE'S CATARRH REMEDY,
PIERCE'S GOLDEN DISCOVERY. DBBDXG'S PILE
REMEDY, and all other new Preparations.
For sale by DR. H. BAER,
mario_No. 131 Meeting street.
gUPERIOR COLOGNE WATER.
Manufactured and fer sale by
Dr. IL BAER.
oct? _ iii Meeting street.
A few of the genuine ESPICS "FUMIGATEUR?
PECTORALES" to be had of DR. H. BAER, .
may 25 _No. 131 M-ietlng street.
JjONEY! HONEY ! HONEY !
Pine New Country HONEY, to be had In quanti?
ties to suit purchasers, of DB. H. BAERr
may25_No. 13. Meeting street.
A FULL ASSORTMENT just received by
DK. H. BAER,
jnlvfi Nn 1:11 Meering street
fJlRUSSES, SUPPORTERS, ?tc
Just received, a large asBsortment,and for salea*
UR, H. BAER'S
FLEMING'S WORM CONFECTIONS,
They ? ~ purely vegetable, safe and sure. The
best in use. For sale by Dr. Li. BAER,
No. 131 Meeting street,
E . BAER '. S
VEGETABLE CATHARTIC PILLS
win remedy BILIOUS DISORDERS an?
LIVER COMPLAINT-will core Dyspepsia or
Indigestion, Headache, Costiveness. Loas of
Appetite, and have proved of gi w tMiem Neu?
ralgia, Dropsy, Dysentery. Piles, Pains in the Side,
Backend ??bs. They will cure Sick Headache
and all Derangements of the Stomach. These
Pills contain no Mercury, and may be taken with
perfect safety by any persons, and in all situa?
tions of life.
No family should be without them.
Mannfactnred by DB. H. BAER,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
Charleston, S. 0.
Price per box 25 cents. Usnal discount to the