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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE CROP PROSPECT.
ffLOOMT REPORTS FROH THE INTE?
Estimates of the Yield or Cotton and
Breadstuff's in South Carolina-Vain
able Information for Planters and
Tlie following additional crop reports are for?
warded to THE NEWS by its attentive corres?
A HALF CROP OF COTTON -THE CORN CROP
EQUAL TO LAST TEAR-WHEAT AND OATS A
Our correspondents. Messrs. Haseltine &
Cbafee, writing to THE NEWS trom Lancaster,
under date of August 19, say :
1. Abou: ten per cent, less cotton Is planted
tills year tuan last year.
2. The crop has u><\de about all it will make.
The plant has dOLe growing, except in Some
spots. Up to July 15 we had the best prospect
.we had had for years, but the drought has cut
off the crop.
3. Under the most favorable circumstances
the cotton crop will not be more than a half
ofwhatltwas last year. In Borne localities
lair crops will be made; in others it is almost a
.TaTiure. A half crop, upon the average, ls the
best we can do.
4. The cost of producing cotton this year,
.compared with any other year elnce the war,
will oe at least twenty-five per cent, less-the
.crops being equal.
5. The increase in the area ol corn planted
is at least twenty-five per cent, over any other
year since the war. Early corn was oretty
well made before the drought; all low lands
.have made pretty fair crops. The corn crop
will be equal to, If lt does not exceed, that of
G. Oats and wheat are almost a failure.
^AT BEST A HALF CROP OF COTTON-CORN PAIR
-WHEAT A FAILURE.
Our correspondent at Jonesville, writing on
?August 22, gives THE NEWS the following in?
1. The cotton area is equal to that of 1870.
2. The condition of the crop, on account ot
-the disastrous drought, is discouraging in the
.extreme. With the most favorable season,
from this time, we cannot make more than
'half a crop, and some observant planters make
a lower estimate.
3. The cost of the present crop will be some
what less than that of the crops of preceding
years on account of the lower price of provls
'ions, as well as because of the more efficient
working of the negroes. This bas been a sub?
ject of commendation 'oroughcat the whole
of the present season.
4. The prospect for the crop of corn is bad,
but not so bad as might have been anticipated.
Uplands, planted early and well worked, will
yield fairly, while bottoms late planted have
still a chance for ''making-' from future rains.
5. The wheat crop was well nigh a failure.
A letter from an experienced planter, dated
Unlonvllle, August 21, says :
"We are suffering from a drought of filty-one
-days, which has cut off the cotton crop to al?
most nothing. Not more than the third of an
ordinary crop can be made under the most
favorable circumstances, and the early corn
was pretty well mr.de before the dry weather
did any damage. Io some small sections. In?
cluding my place in Newberry, the season has
been much more favorable; there the corn
crop is good and the cotton an average one.
Oats and wheat about one-third of an ordinary
A letter from Shelton, Union County, dated J
August 21, says :
We have had no rain in this section to do
any good to the crops since July 3; they there?
fore present a very different appearance since
? wrote to yon about a month since. Then
rthey were unusually promising, but now no
planter will gather a half crop of corn, cr
more than a half crop of cotton. Both ma;
be considered as having made all they can."
The drought still continues, and rains cannot
now produce a new growth ot the cotton
plant in time to mature the fruit. There being
no forms or blooms, the planter cannot expect
to gather except from the matured b^1 ls now
cn the stalk.
EXPECTS A TWO-THIRDS, OR A HALF CROP OF COT?
TON-A GOOD PROSPECT FOR CORN.
Our corresporlent, John Pox., Esq., writing
from Lexington to THE NEWS, under date of
August 21, says :
At the outset this year, and for a good por?
tion of the season, the crop prospects were
generally very good, especially on red lands.
In some places there was too much rain for
the sandy lands.
1. In cotton there was some falling off in
area from last year's average. The area In
cultivation the present year ls about ono
eighth less than last year.
2. About the middle of July a-drought set in
which has materially damaged the prospect.
The crop has thrown off a good deal ol Its fruit
and been so stinted in growth by dry weather,
that a large percentage will be lost. Com?
mercial fertilizers have been very sparingly
used. It would be safe to say that not one
half the quantity has been consumed this year
that waa consumed last year. All things con
sidered, good Judges estimate that the cot
ton crop In this county will fall short of last
year's crop by at least one-third, and perhaps
one-half. The freedmen have worked pretty
well, there being no exciting political influ?
ences to disturb them. A large amount of the
labor in this county is performed by white
people, many ol whom work their own farms,
and employ little or no assistance among the
3. The price of labor ls about the same as
last year, the hands in most cases receiving a
part of the crop for their services. Where
money wages are paid, they are about the
same as last year. The planter gets a little
advantage, as compared with last year, on
account of the cheapness of provisions.
4. Whilst the area in cotton is less, the area
In corn ls more than that of last year. Up?
land corn was severely injured by the drought.
Oreek and river lands will yield very good
crops of this staple, if there Ls no disaster
ahead. . |
^ 5. The excessive rain in the spring was very
VJrdlsastrous to tho wheat and oats. It caused
them to take rust; and the wheat crop es?
pecially was nearly ruined in some places. A
?ioorer crop of wheat has not been made here
br years. Peas aro not yet advanced suffi?
ciently for one to form a good idea of the
probable crop, but we can generally calculate
with a considerable degree of certainty on our
crop of peas and sweet potatoes.
/.letter from Stateburg, dated August 19,
The crops in this section will be short, both
cotton and corn, though the yield of the latter
per acre will be far below expectations. I
think farmers will make enough to save them,
having planted much more this year than any
year since the close of the war. Our cotton
promised very fine on the 1st July, and my
own crop at that date was the finest for the
time of year I have ever had, but six weeks
without rain has done for us. I hardly think
any of us will make as much cotton to the
acre as last year; there is much rust, and the
heavy rains following the drought have
.caused the crops to shed heavily, and it is too
late for the plant to mature forms making
now, even with an average date ot frost. Cot?
ton is commencing to open already, ten days
ahead of last year, and by the 1st of October
.we will have half our crop hov jed.
A Newberry letter, of the 20th instant,
Cotton has commenced to open here smart?
ly, but I do not think it all well fruited, and
fear that we shall have rather a short crop this
A Darlington planter writes under date of
The cotton crop of this county will not ex?
ceed one-half ol the average under the most
4L Tho Crescent, of tte 23d, says: "Corn,
where li was planted early, will give a good
yield Indeed, but late corn will be almost an
; entire failure. Cotton ls very much injured.
Whole fields ol it are so completely killed by
rust that no fair estimate can be made of the
probable Yield. Acres are as black a9 ii several
killing frosts had fallen upon it, and, where
the promised yield was greatest, ls frequently
the spot where, now, the product will be the
least and which cannot possibly pay for the
labor expended In cultivation. Two-thirds of
a crop is the maximum figure, and should lt
turn out but a hali crop we shall not be sur?
The Klngstree Star, of the 23d, says: "Since
Friday last we have had a continuous spell of
disagreeable weather. The wind has been
blowing almost without cessation, and great
quantities of rain have fallen, to the great in?
jury ot iodder and cotton."
Crops in Florida.
The Live Oak Herald of the 19th say9 :
We regret to announce that the boll worm
has commenced its work of destruction In this
county. We are informed thal the top-bolls
are tumbling off from the cotton crops gen?
erally In the bend of the river, and that the
farmers there cannot possibly gather more
than half a crop. We hope, however, that
when gathering lime comes the yield will be
better than now anticipated. This will be a
hard blow on our friends down there, as their
corn crop will fall far short ol au average this
year, on account of the heavy rains lu the
early part of the season.
The Quincy Journal, of the 13th, says:
Cotton picking ls progressing rapidly all
over the county, and the staple that we have
seen is very good, but the rust has made its
appearance in many parts, and bids fair to do
serious damage. Caterpillar is also reported
in some parts of the county, though as yet
have done no harm, and it ls believed by the
planters, with whom we have conversed upon
the subject, that before they can come in suffi?
cient numbers it will be too late to do much
injury. _ _
THE ARMT WORM IN ALABAMA.
MONTGOMERY, August 23.
There is no longer any doubt about the ap
Eearance of the army worm in unusual num?
era through the richest counties of Alabama.
The rains now falling will aid their develop?
TBE RUSSIAN PRINCE ALEXIS.
His Departure for America.
A cable dispatch to the Russian legation at
Washington announces the sailing from Cron
stttdt of the Russian imperial fleet, with the
Grand Duke Alexis and suite, for New York,
at 12 o'clock M., on Sunday.
The squadron consists of five vessels of war
and tenders, selected from the imperial navy
by his Imperial Highness himself, with the es?
pecial object in view of bringing to American
waters a representative Russian naval squad?
ron^ The Grand Duke and his personal staff |
are luxuriously quartered in the cabins of the
imperial steam trigate Swetlaua. The sleam
frigate Bogatle, fibing the broad pennant of |
Admiral Pasjet, the steam frigate General Ad?
miral, the steam corvette Ignatleff, the steam
gunboat Abreck, with their steam tenders,
cpmpose the visiting fleet. The squadron will
make the passage to America under sail, con?
sequently not being obliged to make port on
the route for supplies ol coal.
Under these circumstances the fleet will
probably reach Sandy Hook by the 1st of Octo?
ber. It ls understood that Rear Admiral Gordon
will receive the imperial fleet with a United
States naval squadron, made up of vessels on
the home si allon, to be ordered here for the
Eurpose. The Grand Duke, after his reception
y Admiral Gordon and the usual salutes ex?
changed, will be presented to the representa?
tive of the President of the United States, and
In turn to the State and municipal authorities
o! New York. The reception committee on
the part of the citizens of New York, says the
Times of that city, will afterward be presented
to his Imperial Highness, and will then be con?
ducted by the young gentleman to his mag?
nificent apartments on board of the reception
steamer. Escorted by two or three ol our
first-class steam frigates, and passing in re?
view of a miniature navy of government and
private yachts and steam Teasels, the combin?
ed fleets will move slowly up through the Nar?
rows, the Russian visitors receiving In the
united salvos from the forts and the American
shipping their first grand welcome from the
The Grand Duke will of course first visit
the President of the United States, which will
doubtless necessitate his journey to Washing?
ton, when, upon his return, the most attrac?
tive portion ot the above programme will be
carried out. With his suite, and a number of
officers not attached, on leave of absence,
the Grand Duke will make a leisure Jaunt
acrosf- the contlneut to San Francisco, stop?
ping at all the larger cities en ruute. At
Port Laramie he will participate In a grand
cut?alo hunt, gotten up lot* the occasion
by General Sheridan and a number of Uni?
ted States army officers stationed on the
plains. It is said that the reception of the Im?
perial party In San Francisco, preparations
for which are now beluz made, will not be
surpassed by any display ever witnessed on
the Pacific coast. Though the suite of the
young Russian Grand Duke comprises a large
number of eminent Russians, together with a
diminutive army of dashing young noblemen,
there will not be a lady In. the entire Imperial
party, as an old Russian ukase ot the time of1
the great Peter, who was never, lt is said,
very partial to the softer sex, prohibits wo?
men from becoming passengers on any Rus?
sian man-of-war, which prohibition ls not
even withheld when the Emperor's son makes
MONTREAL AND TUE CHOLERA.
MONTREAL, August 22.
The Mayor has ordered the strongest meas?
ures . regarding city cleaning, in view ot the
possible approach ot cholera. Disinfectants
Eire supplied gratuitously to the Inhabitants.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON', August 23.
The barometer will probably continue to fall
with light rain to-night on Lakes Erle, Ontario
ind Huron. Clear weather will probablv cou
laue on Thursday from Michigan to Louisiana,
.nd westward. The barometer will probably
continue to fall In New England, with partially
cloudy weather. Partially cloudy and clear
?veather. with fresh winds, are probable for
.he Middle and South Atlantic States.
Yesterday's "Weather Reports or the
Signal Service, C. S. A.- 4.47 P. M.,
Buffalo, N. Y.... 30.04
Cheyenne, W.T. 29.19
Corinne, Utah... 29.51
Duluth, Minn... 30.es
Knoxville, Tenn. 30.081
Lake city. Fla.. 30.02'
Memphis. Tenn.. 30.00
Sew London, Ct.|30.32!
New Orleans.... 29.97
Oswego, N. Y.... 130.01
Pittsburg, Pa.... 30.27
Portland, Me.... 30.32
Rochester, N. Y. 30.03
San Francisco.. 29.92!
St. Louis. 29.901
Toledo, 0. 30.051
Washingtons C. 30.20|
Wilmington.N O. 30.22
NOT?.-The weather report dated 7.47o'olock,
this morning, will be posted In the rooms ol the
Chamber or commerce at 10 o'clock A M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy or the chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
STARTLING REVELATIONS IN THE
Sixty million Dollar? More Paid to Ger?
many-Thiers'* Term to be Prolonged
-The Cholera Brought to London
Railroad Collision-A Catholic Con?
VERSAILLES, August 23.
The prolongation of Thiers's term is as?
Another three hundred million francs has
been paid Germany.
In the court-martial to-day members ol the
Paris fire department deposed positively that
the Commune ordered the firing of public and
private buildings, and forbade their extin?
guishing the flames In the Palais Royal.
A bill providing for the dissolution of the
present Assembly will soon be brought for?
ward. The deputies of the Left are prepar?
ing a manifesto, demanding the restoration of
the constitution of 1818.
The press hotly debate the proposed dis?
bandment of the National Guard. Conserva?
tive journals advocate and Radical papers op?
pose the step. Fears are expressed that Its
enforcement will meet oppostlon In Lyons and
elsewhere. It ls sti.i.ed that Thiers adopts the
disarmament of the National Guards aa a.gov
The steamship France was partially burned
off Marseilles. The vessel and cargo are much
damaged. Loss heavy.
The evidence before the court martial estab?
lishes the fact that the Federals, disguised as
firemen, fed the flames with petroleum. Col?
let, the prison director under the Commune,
Bweare he read orders to ferret out and shoot
hostages, but declined.
LONDON, August 23.
A collision has occurred on the Northern
and Midland Railroad, near Leicester. Many
A meeting In favor of the ballot at Birming?
ham passed resolutions condemning the ac?
tion of the House of Lords.
A foreign Bhip has arrived at Shields with
It is reported that Baron Yon Beust has re?
tired from the Austrian Cabinet.
The potato blight in Ireland has, it seems,
been exaggerated, and the official statement
sayB the crop is a good one.
DUBLIN, August 22. .
The people and police of Limerick fought,
and several were injured.
MUNICH, August 22.
A committee of conservative Catholics have
invited the Catholics of Germany, Austria and
Switzerland to a Congress at Munich, Septem?
ANOTHER NEW YORK HORROR.
NEW YORE, August 23.
Felix Darry thia evening in a crazy flt cut
bis wife's throat, attempted to murder his two
children, aged respective!v nine and seven?
teen years, and then committed suicide. The
children, *7ho will probably survive their In?
juries, say that their father has been subject
to fits ol derangement for six months.
A Sun Sensation.
The Sun publishes a report founded upon a
statement o? the detective, Colonel Wood, that
the Golden Rule was purposely wrecked In
1866, in order that overa million of treasure
belonging to the United States might be stolen.
According to Wood's narrative Montgomery
Gibbs managed the affair. Wood says be
would have made the arrest had lt not been
for tue desire of the administration to protect
Gibbs. He has won over Washburne, Mrs.
Grant, Speaker Blaine, and others, and so
there ls no use pursuing him further.
The Municipal Fight.
The long promised accounts of the city and
county government, have made their appear?
ance, accompanied by a long message from
Mayor Hall, In which ne requests a committee
irom each board of the Common Council to
examine the vouchers upon which the ac?
counts are based. The accounts include the
period irom January 18G9 to July 1871. and will
make a volume ol several thousand pages.
Tbe tone of the message ls bold and defiant.
The city government now claims the prop?
erty upon which the New York Times building
now stands, on the ground of detective origi?
nal title, and a suit of ejectment has been
commenced. The property is valued at one
SAD CONCLUSION OE A GREAT ROW?
8T. JOHN'S. N. B., August 23.
The great scull race for the championship ol
the world, came of this morning on the Ken
nebecasls. The boats started at 7.25, and led
alternately for Ave minutes; at 7.33 St. John
ahead; at 7.40 St. John the only crew rowing,
the Tyne crew having gone ashore In conse?
quence of Reniorth being taken with a flt. The
St. John crew rowed over the course, winning
in forty minutes eleven seconds. Re nfc rt h
lied this morning at half-past S o'clock.
THE SARATOGA RACES.
SARATOOA, August 23.
Moselle won the first race; time 1.21 j. There
ivas tremendous interest In the great race be?
tween Longfellow and Helmbold. During the
Irst three miles Longfellow led by one to two
lengths. Helmbold began to gain on the last
?lghth of the third mlle, and passed under the
string a half length ahead. Longfellow lost
steadily during the last mlle, Helmbold lead?
ing three lengths at first quarter, six at half
mile, and finishing si steen lengths ahead of
Longfellow, amid the most tremendous en?
thusiasm and cheers. Time : 7.494- Aeolus won
the third race In 3.MA.
THE ALARAMA CLAIMS.
Organization of the Geneva Arbitration
[From the New York Herald.]
This board, as it now stauds, ls as follows :
Charles Francis Adams, the arbitrator appoint?
ed by President Grant; Chief Justice Cockburn,
the arbitrator appointed by Queen Victoria;
General Menabrea, a distinguished soldier and
statesman, of liberal ideas, the arbitrator
:h03en by King Victor Emanuel, and Jacques
Staempfli, an ex-president of the Swiss Con?
federation and an able advocate, named by the
jovernment of Switzerland. The treaty of
Washington provides further that the Em?
peror ofBrazll shall also name an arbitrator,
ind no doubt we shall shortly hear thal the
aoard ol five arbitrators ls complete. The
ireaty (article 2) next provides'that "the
lrbitrators e'nall meet at Geneva, In Switzer?
land, ut the earliest convenient day after tbey
shall have been named, and shall proceed Im?
partially and carefully to examine and decide
ill questions that shall be laid before them on
the part of the Government of the United
States and her Britannic Majesty respectively,"
md that "all questions considered by the tri?
bunal, Including the final award, shall be de?
eded by a majority of all the arbitrators;" and
"that each of the high contracting parties shall
ilso name one person to attend the tribunal as
its agent, to represent lt generally In all mat?
ters connected with the arbitration." Counsel
before the tribunal on both sides ls also au?
thorized, and while General Grant has Intimat?
ed that Mr. Adams shall be fortified by some of
the best lawyers in the country, we mav be
sure that England will not neglect to give" the
best legal assistance of the realm to Chiet Jus?
tice Cockburn. Tbc3 the arbitration board,
with itB two agents, its lawyers on both sides,
and ItB clerks, &c, will be a somewhat impos?
ing body, and os its sittings may be extended
over a year or two the tribunal will be a wind?
fall to the City of Geneva, both In a financial
and political view.
ANOTHER KU-KLUX SCARE.
A Descent of Night Riders in Orange?
burg-Good Advice Through Irregular ?
[SPECIAL DISPATCH TO TBS NEWS.]
ORAKOEBURO, August 23.
A party of mounted men, variously estima?
ted in numbers at from fifty to one hundred,
entered thia town a little after midnight yes?
terday morning, and, alter posting notices on
the postofflce In the lower part of the town,
near the hotel, upon one of the office doors of ;
the buildings allotted to the officers of the
court, and upon a telegraph post near the
railroad avenue, withdrew quietly and so
mysteriously that no one la able to give any
clue to their route.
The notices purport to emanate from the
headquarters of the Ku-Klux-Klan, and con?
tain warnings to such as are engaged In buy?
ing seed cotton (a practice that Is carried on
to a shameful extent, and which encouragea
unlimited thefts In tbe cotton fields,) and
hints to the carpet-baggers and scalawags,
who are stirring up strife between the races,
to desist under penalty of being visited with
summary punishment. The orders conclude
with a friendly call to the colored people to
unite with them aa the friends of order and
good government, to root out the enemies of |
both white and colored men. On the whole,
the document waa aimed at flagrant abuses,
and was full of peaceful assurances, especially
to industrious and honest negroes. The
movements of the party were quietly conduct?
ed with the signal of the whistle, and since
their departure not a veatlge of Information Is
known of them, and not a single threat or act
of violence has been reported ol them.
A WESTERS WAR CLOUD.
WASIKXOTON, August 23.
Governor Potts, ol Montana, appr?henda an
Indian war, and la organizing the people, but
will not call them into service unless authoriz?
ed by the secretary of war.
Pending a suit the commissioner of Internal
revenue suspends Pleasanton's decision. Conse?
quently Importers will not have to break their
cases for the purpose of stamping their con?
tents, for the present. The retail dealers,
however, must affix the necessary stamps to
Domestic subscription to the new loan, to?
day, amounted to over five millions.
MUTINY AND RORRERT.
FORTRESS MONROE, August 23.
While the brig Evening Star, from Balti?
more for the Baltic, was Tying at anchor In
Lynn Haven Bay last night, six of the crew
robbed the captain of two hundred dollars and
his watch, ana then seized the boat and lett
the vessel, which was afterward brought In by
the crew of the pilot boat Slicer.
TWO HEAVY FIRES.
LEXINGTON, KT., August 23.
A whole block of houses on North Broadway,
between Malu and Shorts streets, was destroy?
ed by fire this afternoon, causing a loss of one
hundred thousand dollars.
ITHACA, N. Y., August 23.
The Ithaca Hotel and several adjacent build?
ings were burned to the ground to-day. Loss,
$100,000, mostly covered by Insurance lu New
THE NEW YORK YACHT CLUB.
The Races-Flying Start-Its Introdac
tlon and Merits.
The New York Tribune publishes the follow-1
lng letter, dated Newport, August 30 :
The races which are to occupy the attention
of the New York Yacht Club for the next ten
days will attract Interest throughout the coun?
try. Never belore, in the whole history of the
sport, were there congregated at ene point or
entered for any series of regattas so many
large schooner yachts. All the regattas during
the week will begin with what Is now known
as tbe "flying start." Thia start owes its con?
ception to Commodore John Stevens, of tbe
New York Yacht Club, who, In thia harbor, In
the summer of 1854, ' Instituted a regatta in
which tho yachts for the first time began the
race in that manner. The mode of procedure
Is sufficiently well known at the present time,
but lt was then a great novelty. The race was
for thc possession of a golden bowl, valued at
$1000, over what has since been adopted as the
usual regatta course, namely : southwest from
the entrance of the harbor to the buov oil j
Block Island and return.
The superior advantages of the flying start,
as compared with the old form of beginning a
race, may be briefly stated. In starting in
line from an achor, much trouble was fre?
quently experienced in slipping the cable
when the wind was blowing very strong, or A
heavy tide was setting In against the fleet. It
it was desired to get the anchor on board,
much delay and the neceeslty of using men
for the work who should have been employed
with the sails, was often the means of defeat?
ing a yacht. The danger of fouling where the
fleet is large and the start Is made in line, ls
by no means small. The Cambria suffered
some little delay, and her sailing-master con?
siderable vexation, by au event of this kind
at the beginning of the memorable Queen's
cup race, August 8, 1870. When the wind ls of J
such a strength aa to compel the sailing-mas- j
ters of yachts to keep the sails down on deck
until the signal for starting ls given, the dlvl
I sion of men compelled by the taking in of the
anchor renders the labor of hoisting the sails
very tedious and fatiguing to the crew. A
good captain of a racing yacht dislikes very
much to tire his men before tbe beginning of
a race, as their full strength may be needed in '
au emergency, which ls liable to come at any
time. The new system of allowing twenty
minutes for the start, alter the firing of a gun.
does away with all these annoyances. A new
feature, which has developed with time, is the
belief that the chancea of winning the race
are bettered by being the last boat ocrosa the
line. From thia fact it frequently happens
that so many manouvres are resorted to by
the sailing master for detaining his yacht that
he barely crosses the line at the sound of the
last gun. The Phantom, in the race for the
Aahbury Cup In Newport harbor last year, by
passing the line half a minute too late, lost
claim to a place among the first yachts arriv?
ing at the borne stake. Her time over the
coast was remarkably fast.
The event of to-morrow will be the race for
the Challenge Cup, presented by Commodore
James Gordon Bennett, Jr., and won by the
schooner Tidal Ware last June in the annual
regatta off New York harbor. The course will
be from an imaginary line between Fort Adams
and the Dumpling Fort, at the entrance of the
bay, southward to and around a black can
buoy on the northeastern end ot Block Island,
theuce returning to the starting point. The
entries are the Dauntless. Dreadnaught, Sap?
pho, idler. Tidal Wave, Wanderer, Halcyon,
Palmer, Madgtc, Magie, Rambler, America,
Caprice, Alarm and Tarolinta. The Columbia
and Fleetwing are overhauling their jibbooms
and topmasts, and will not enter. Should the
weather prove favorable, the race will be a
great event. The harbor to-day swarma with
pleasure boats, and gay parties of ladles and
sentlemen are enjonng the mimicry ot' sailor
life without any ol Its hardships.
-An eccentric trenlua, named Cornell, died
recently at Oxford, New York, leaving several
children, two of them daughtera, and Repub?
licans. By a will the old gent cut off the two
daughters on account of their pol?tica. The
following ls the dlainheritlng clause: "Fifth.
Believing that the natural conaequences of |
actions based upon or dictated by the political
creed, or belief approved of or advocated by
my daughtera, Cornelia A. Wood and Rubv
Houck, have been and are to largely Increaa'e
taxation, lt is my will that the amount of
taxes paid by me since 1861, and to be here?
after paid previous to my decease by me,
together with the succession or other revenue
tax or laxes to be paid from or on account of |
property now or hereafter owned by me, be
considered as having been paid for or on ac?
count ot my said daughters, Cornelia A. Wood
and Ruby Houck, and it ls my will, and I here?
by direct, that they receive nothing from my .
estate, either real or personal."
THE PORT ROYAL RAILROAD.
' \vV*rk Done and *? be Dont-Kcaoarce
of the Company.
The lol ioTvl'nS report has been Rub m i Lied to
the etockholde.'3 oi tae Port Boval Railroad
Company by the p/esldent:
J,'EW YORK, July 22, 1871.
To the Stockriders0/ tlie Port Soy al Bail
road Company: . _
The National Ballway au,'d ?J?* Company,
contractora, having failed In .their agreement
with this company to complet? tDe building
and equipping ot our road, by stu',PendJDS all
work for eight months, have conse^16"t0 a8'
sign their contract to Mr. 8. C. Millett.
This transfer has been made with thS con"
sent and approval of the boa?tf: of directo.** of
An entire change has been made In the aa "
ministration of the affairs of the company by
the resignation of all the officers and a majori?
ty of the board of directors, and the election
of others to fill their places. From the report
of the engineers and superintendent, I find
the present condition of the property to be as
Thirty miles of track are laid, part at the
terminus at Port Boyal, westward, and part
east and west from.the junction (at Yemassee)
with the Savannah' and Charleston Bailroad,
leaving a gap of ten miles on Port Boyal Isl?
and to be laid with Iron, for which the road?
bed Is now ready. When this is done, a con?
tinuous road for forty miles from Port Royal
will be complete. From Port Boyal westward
for a distance of seventy-five miles, the road ls
continuously graded, bridged and tresselled,
ready for the track; ail the ties for this are now
on the line.
The road bed la graded In all for ninety
miles. We have on the road a construction
train of one locomotive and twenty-seven
cars. We also have on hand crank cars, push
cara, horses, mules, carts, and a large quantity
of tools and appliances for construction of the
road, In great part belonging to us, the rest
being the property of the contractor.
The engineering ls welt advanced over the
whole road. The department ia well supplied
with instruments. Estimates, drafts and plans
for all the work have been so far completed
that the supervision of the road only remains
for this department.
The company have (In connection with the
Savannah and Charleston Bailroad Company)
erected a fine depot at Yemassee. We have
also erected two water stations, with tanke,
pumpa and wella complete.
The company own a plat of one hundred
and forty (140) acres on Port Boyal, giving us
about one-halt mlle of dock front, upon which
we have erected and completed a dock one
hundred and fifty by four hundred feet.
There remains now to be done only twenty
(20) miles of grading, (570,000 yards,) and only
one and three-quarters (1 j) of a mlle of tres
selling, including the open drains and cul?
verts. The ties for thirty-five miles are yet to
be bought, and the bridge across the Savan?
nah River, eight hundred and forty (840) ieet,
to be built. A part of the timber for this
structure ls now on hand.
The Iron for eighty-six (86) miles. Including
side tracks, ls not yet purchased. The depots
and water stations for the greater part of the
road remain to be built. The right of way
has been procured for most of the distance,
there being only a few cases now to be settled,
which will be done at small expense.
The company have a floating debt of about
thirty-six thousand dollars.
The company have Issued to the National
Ballway and Trust Company, under their con?
tract, nine hundred and ninety thousand
($990,000) dollars of the first (1st) mortgage
bonds, leaving one million Ave hundred and
ten thousand ($1,610,000) dollars available for
the completion of the road.
The contractor bas made arrangements to
ship the necessary iron at once, work upon
the road has been resumed and will be pushed
JAKES APPLETON, President
Just received, a fine lot. For sale low at BUILD?
ER'S DEPOT, No. Bl Church street.
junie E. M. GRIMEE.
SASHES AND BLINDS.
P. P. TOALE,
Manufacturer and Dealer,
Has removed his Office to and opened his prin?
cipal SALESROOMS at No. 20 HAYNE STREET
and No. 33 PINCKNEY STREET, where he takes
pleasure la offering to the public a full stock of |
his own manufacture of DOOB.S.SASHES,BLINDS
MOULDINGS, NEWh/LS, BALUSTERS , Ac.
WOOD TURNING in all its branches.
A specialty made or FRENCH and AMERICAN
WINDOW GLASS, at WHOLESALE and RETAIL.
tar Orders lor stock of irregular size work re?
cel ved either at the Salesrooms, No. 20 HAYNE
STREET.or at the FACTORY on Horlbeck's wharf.
BROADWAY, NEW YORK,
Wld reopen nnder new management, August 22
for the reception or guests.
The spacious building baa been thoroughly reno*
vated and newly famished throughout.
The proprietors have made every exertion to
adapt lt to the comrort and convenience or its
patrons, and have spared neither nalns nor ex*
pense to secure that end.
TWEED A GARFIELD,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
WM. GORMAN, PROPRIETOR.
The Proprietor or this pleasantly located and
elegantly furnished Establishment, at the State
Capital, desires to in form the travelling public and
others seeking accommodations, than the "CO?
LUMBIA" ls m every respect a first-class Hotel,
unsurpassed by any In the State or the United
States. Situated In the business centre or thc
city, with fine large airy rooms, and a table sup?
plied with every delicacy or the season, both from
New York and Charleston markets, the Proprie?
tor pledges that no efforts will be spared to give
porree; satisfaction In every respect.
A first-class Livery Stable ls attached to the
Hotel, where vehicles or every description can be
ned at the shortest notice.
Omnibuses attend the arrival and departure ol
every Tram. WM. GORMAN/
Proprietor and Superintendent.
J. D. BUDDS, Cashier. aprlP (vim
rrj ST UEOElYEl?
CARBOLATE OF LIME, the best Disinfectant
and destroyer or Rats, M ce Bugs, Cockroache?,
Ac. A smaU quantity piacied where they frequent
will at once disperse them.
Pendleton's Panacea, or Vegetable Pain Ex?
A rresh supply or Fleming's Worm Conrectlons
the most reliable lu use.
Also, a rresh supply of SEAL OLEUM, the great
remedy for Rheumatism.
For sale, wholesale and retail, by
Dr. H. BA ER,
my 30 No. 131 Meeting street,
\ Shirts ano Jrnnusljmg ?ooo?.
TO MAKE ROOM FOR
FALL Al WINTER GOODS,
Tue undersigned ls now closing oat his saperb
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS,
Grreatlv Reduced Prices.
NOW 18 THE
CHANCE FOR BARGAINS !
STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM
MEETING STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET.
JgETHEL MALE ACADEMY,
NEAR WARRENTON, FA?QUIER COUNTY, VA.,
Prepares Youths for College, University, or
BOARD AND TUITION $175
Per session of 10 mouths-no extras. Locality
unsurpassed for health and morals. For farther
Information, Catalogue, Ac, address
ALBERT G. SMITH, )
WM. w. SMITH. A. M, J Principals.
-, J. BLACKWELL SMITH, J
rn VIL AND MECHANICAL ENGLNEER
\j INO. at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, N. Y. A higher and more practical Course
or Instruction wl.l be given here than has ever
been attempted elsewhere in this country. Re?
opens September 13th. For the Annual Register,
containing Improved Course or Study, and full
?articulare, apply to Pror. CHARLES DROWNE,
?^ASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY.
The next session or this Institution will com?
mence on the Third THURSDAY. (2lst) or Septem?
ber, 1871, and continue without intermission un?
til the Fourth THURSDAY In June, 1872,
The Instruction embraces thorough Classical,
Literary and scientific courses, together with the
Professional Departments or Law and Engineer?
The entire Expenses for the Session of Nine
Months need not exceed $300 to $325, according
to the price of Board. Arrangements are also
made lor messing, by which Students may re?
duce their expenses to $260 per session.
For further information, address
G. W. C. LEE, Pres.dent,
Or WILLIAM DOLD, Clerk or Faculty..
T. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY,
SUMTER, 3. C.
UNDER TER CARR OP
THE SISTERS OF OCR LADY OF MERCY
The Exercises or this institute will be resum?
ed September lat.
The Scholastic Year ls divided Into two Ses
slons: The firs:, commencing September 1st, and
ending February 1st.
The second, commencing February 1st and end?
ing Joly 1st.
THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION
Comprises .Orthography, Reading, Writing,
Grammar, Rhetoric, Composition, Ancient and
Modern History and Geography, the French and
Italian Languages, Botany, Philosophy, Chemis?
try, Astronomy and use of Globes, Algebra, Vocal
and Instrumental Music, Drawing and Painting
lu Water Colors and Pastels, Ac, AC, AC
TERMS PER QUARTER LN ADVANCE.
Board, Washing and English Tuition.......$50 00
Music. ls 50
Use or Instrument. 2 50
Languages, each. 10 00
Crayon Drawing, Painting in Watercolors,
Pastel and Olia, each.lo 00
Embroidery. 10 00
Vocal Moalc ac Professor's charges.
Each pupil requires a good supply or comfort?
able clothing-dark skirts for whiter-black Bilk
or alpaca aprons; ir convenient, silver cap,
spoons an J fork, marked; one pair or blankets,
two paira or sheets and pillow caaea, comba and
No undue Influence used on the religious princi?
ples or the pupils; but to Insure regularity, ail
must conform to the general rules of the Institu?
The correspondence or the pupils is subject to
he inspection of the superioress or the Academy;
bat by no meics restricted as regards parents or
English Tuition ror day pupils per quarter- $6,
$8, $12, $15.
Extras as ror Boarders.
For rurther particulars, apply to the
SUPERIORESS OF THE ACADEMY,
?angl9 Sumter, S. G. *?
Patent itUo innes.
MOST WONDERFUL CURES EF?
FECTED, BOTH OF MIND
DU BARRY'S DELICIOUS HEALTH RE*
REVALENTA AB ABIC A FOOD
WiU care DYSPEPSIA, Constipation, Acidity,
Cramps, Fits, Heartburn, Diarrhoea, Dysentery,
Nervousness, Biliousness, Affections of tbe Liver
and Kidneys, Flatulency, Colic, Palpitation of the
Heart, Nervous Headache, Irritability, Noises in
Head and Ears, Giddiness, Pain between the
Shoulders, and la the Chest, Chrome Inflamma?
tion and Ulceration of the Stomach, Eruptions on
the Skin, Scurvy, Fevers, Scrofula, Impurities,
Poverty of Blood, Incipient Consumption, Dropsy,
Diabetes, Rheumatism, Gout, Influenza, Grippe
Nausea and Vomiting dorins; Pregnancy, after
eating or at sea, Low Spirits, General Debility,
Paralysis, Cough, Asthma, Tightness Across the
Chest, Phlegm, Sleeplessness, Tremors, vertigo,
Blood to the Head, Exhaustion, Ac. The best
food for invalids, generally, as lt never tums acut
on the weakest stomach, like arrow root, but im?
parts a healthy relish for lunch and dinner, and
restores the faculty of digestion and nervous and
mnscu ar energy to the most enfeebled. Likewise
adapted to rear delicate Infants.
A few out of 69,ooo Testimonials of Gore are
given below :
THE POPE'S HEALTH RESTORED BY DU BAR?
Cure yo. 88,413-"Ho HX, July 31, 186a.-Tha
health of the Holy Father ls excellent, especially
since, abandoning all other remedies, he has po a
nned himself entirely to Do Barry's Revalenta
Arabica Food, of which he consom?s a plateful
at every meal. It has produced a surprisingly
beneficial effect on his health, and his Bolinees
cannot praise this excellent food too highly."
From the Gazette Du Midi, July 26.
FROM THE DOWAGER COUNTESS OF CASTLE
Cure yo. 52,612.-"ROS8TBBVOB, COUNTY OF
DOWN, IRKLAND, December 9,1854.-The Dowager
Countess or Castiestuart feels induce*, In the in?
terest of suffering humanity, to state that Da
Barry's excellent Revalenta Arabica Food has
cured her, after au medicines had failed, of Indi?
gestion, Bile, Great Nervousness. Irritability, and
Hysteria of many years' standing. This Food de?
serves the confidence of airsufJerers, and may be
considered a real blessing.
For sale lu one and two pound packages by
DR. H. B A E R,
SOLE AGEHT, MEETING STREET. .
Directions with every package. angil
FOR INFANTS TEETHING.
This is the best Medicine for infanta and young
Children ever offered, to the pabilo. It ls carefully
prepared from the best Drugs, according to a pre?
scription furnished by a distinguished German
Physician of large and successful practice, and
has been tried and approved by many of our best
physicians. It ls specially adapted to the diseases
Incident to childhood during the trying period of
teething, and recommends itself for the cure of
marrueca, Dysentery, Colic, Griping in the
Bowels, Summer Complaint, Ac. It contains
TV O ANODYNE,
or other injurious Drug, and should, therefore,
be preferred to the Soothing Syrups that now flood
the market, which are known to contain opium,
and are, therefore, more or less injurious. Thous?
ands or children are murdered annually by Sooth?
ing Syrups; In some cases, this fact has been pub?
lished m the newspapers, where the physician in
attendance so stated m his death certificate. In
the numerous other cases, where the innocenta
are murdered by this modern Herod of the Nur?
sery, the cause is laid to a thousand other causes
to all bot the right one.
Mothers, bear this In mind, and use the GER?
MAN SOOTHING CORDIAL, which ls safe, effi?
cient and satisfactory.
DO NOT FAIL TO TRY A BOTTLE
This SOOTHING CORDIAL ls also an excellent
Tonic, admirably adapted in cases of debility
giving tone to the system, recuperating the
strength and restoring the appetite.
PRICE-TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER BOTTLE.
I>r. H. B A E R ,
CHARLESTON, S- C.
For sale by all Druggists._angtU
T\ R. B A E R ' S
VEGETABLE CATHARTIC PILLS
will remedy BILIOUS DISORDERS and
LIVER COMPLAINT-will cure Dyspepsia or
Indigestion, Headache, Costiveness, Loss of
Appetite, and have proved of great use m Neu?
ralgia, Dropsy, Dysentery, Piles, Pains in the Side,
Back and Limbs. They will cure Sick Headacha
and all Derangements or the Stomach. These
Pills contain no Mercury, and may be taken wita
perfect safety by any persons, and la all situa?
tions or ure.
No ramlly should be without them.
Manufactured by DR. H. BAER,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
Charleston, S. C.
Price per box 25 cents. Usual discount to the
PHAM'S ANTIDOTE FOR STRONG
A SURE CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS.
one Dollar a Bottle. Sent by mah, postage
paid, on receipt or price. . h
The Antidote is the best remedy that can be
administered ta Manla-a-Potu, and also rora?
nervous affections, "
For sale bv Dr. H. BAUK,_
?or saie Dy ^ m Meetlng
QC?8 Agent for South Carolina?