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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A STRANGE NARRATIVE.
The latest development in the Wharton
myBtery at Baltimore la the publication ot the
followlng.lntereatlng letter from a lady friend
of the accused widow:
PHILADELPHIA, August 20, 1871.
Much interest having been manifested
throughout the entire country on the possible
guilt of Mrs. Wharton, I have thought some
account gathered from persons who anew her
Intimately as Ellen Nugent might gratify pub?
lic curlosty, and throw at the same time some
light upon the causes leading to the crimes
with which she stands chargea as having per?
Mrs. Wharton wan the daughter of a French
gentleman of superior education and reputed
wealth, who was, with his family, long a resi?
dent of Norristown, Pa. Mr. Nugent was
greatly esteemed for his elegant manners,
anetJOr nl3 graceful and profuse hospitality.
He had been married and had lost his first
wife before coming to Norristown, and noth?
ing whatever was known of the mother of his
elder children, although rumor asserted that
she had been a quadroon. This report took
rise from the fa:t of the extreme darkness and
mulatto tint visible In the complexions of the
children bv the first wife. Although they had
no other foundation for their belier, the people
of Norristown at first refused to associate with
his family, pud tor several years they were
virtually tabooed by what was called the best
society ol the place. Few caste prejudices,
however, can withstand great wealth, when
mWftich wealth ls judiciously expended in propi?
tiating or overcoming them; and after a time
the "best society" of Norristown became
aware that visitors to the Nugents were enter?
tained with great profusion and elegance.
This discovery opened thtir eyes to the fact
that the Nugents were not so very dark after
aJLand that perhaps the mulatto tint obser?
vaos in them was'due rather to French than
to African blood. And so society, in its usual
graceful and generous manner, took them up,
and made pets of all of them and a belle ot
The father, being tender and indulgent to
all his children, was especially so towards
Ellen, and supplied her munificently with the
means ot keeping up a grand appearance In
the aristocratie and exclusive circles which
she so gracefully adorned. So lavish was she
In attire and expenditure, that the report soon
spread abroad that she would be heiress to im?
mense wealth-that her father was a second
Girard, Ac. The report, drew around her a
crowd of eager admirers, and she was Boon
surrounded by a bevy of suitors, all ready to
go to the death for a smile of encouragement
from her Ups.
Yet, even whilst the idol of her father and
the centre of attraction to a score ot honor?
able men, Ellen Nugent was in the habit of
perpetrating frauds and indulging in practices
which would, had she been a poor girl, have
consigned her to a prison cell. Being the
child of wealth and a petted darling of society,
however, neither .exposure nor loss of position
followed her delinquencies. Her failings were
by common consent hushed up, or, at worst,
furnished a little gossip amongst those who
had become cognizant of them. Indeed, some
of her escapades were so reckless and undis?
guised that it seems scarcely possible to be?
lieve the brain which conceived and executed
them to have been in a sane condition-men?
tal aberration, one would think, could alone
have prompted them.
She was In the habit o? spendL <r the greater
part ol her time with friends In th 3 city. Most
of those whose guest she was knew her "pecu?
liarities,'' but were willing, lor the sake of her
charming company, to overlook them. On
?pue occasion, whilst sojourning with a promi?
nent family of thia city, she asked her hostess
to accompany her upon a shopping expedition,
exhibiting at the same time a huge roll of
cotes which her father had-given her for the
purchase ot her winter outfit. The lady ac?
companied her to Levy's, and assisted in the
selection of silks, velvets and other expensive
material, but wan somewhat surprised when a
few months later the bill for the goods pur?
chased by Ellen was Bent to her husband as
baying been contracted by herself. Of course
Hr. Nugent was Informed of the matter, and at
once liquidated the bili. Whilst upon a visit
to the same friends, shortly alter, she called
upon a gentleman who was acquainted with
her host, and represented to him that her en?
tertainers were greatly straitened in circum?
stances, and had sent her to ask him for a loan
of a few hundred dollars. The gentleman ap?
plied to, rather doubting the representations of
Miss Ellen, put her off with some excuse until
ne could inquire If the money was Indeed
needed by his friend. Of course the whole
matter was discovered to be apure fabrication,
but upon being asked for an explanation,
Ellin exhibited no discomfiture whatever, but
laughed the whole affair off as "a joke."
For a long time articles were being missed
at tbe houses she' visited before suspicion
alighted upon Miss Nugent; but after a tim? ;
circumstances Indicated that she had appro?
priated the missing property, and during a
temporary absence her trunks were opened,
and a perfect museum of stolen property was
discovered therein-articles, tor the most
part, which could never be ol the slightest use
to her. Upon going to her trunks alter the
stolen goods had been removed and restored .
.Io their respective owners, she manifested
neither the smallest confusion nor mortifica- ,
tion, but without voluntary remark or expia- f
matlon proceeded to set in order her belong- i
lugs. She stayed the length of time she had
laid out with these friends, and the circum?
stance seemed neither to impair her pleasure
nor cheerfulness In the slightest degree.
We have been told that she would spend
hundreds of dollars for costly laces, which 5
laces she would bestow on the servants of i
the houses she vlBlted as liberally as though
they had been cheap cotton fabrics, thus wast- .
lng large sums In making presents to people i
of Inferior station articles of which they knew ?
neither the value nor the use. She was very i
fond of playing practical JokeB, and utterly
-careless as to the damage she inflicted upon ?
property or feelings in having ber fun. The
most Innocent of these Jokes of which we have
beard was the pinning np, on a bitter cold
.inter night, the overcoat of a visitor so that
he could not possibly wear lt home, and was c
obliged to brave the inclemency of the weath- 8
er without lt, she having used a whole paper fl
of pins ?'.pon lt. On another occasion she pre- "
vailed upon one of her admirers to kneel at tl
ner feet under some pretence, and then sprlnk- tl
led over a new and expensive coat a bottle of 11
Her reckless behavior gave great pain to
her family, and when at home she became the
objaA- o? unceasing care and vigilance. Be?
coming disgusted by this surveillance, she re.
solved to leave home for good and all, and de?
termined to marry. 8he had three suitors
whom she favored about equally, and to these
three she wrote on the same day, telling each ?
if they would meet her at a certain hotel, :
which she named, she would marry them there
and then. The announcement was so Budden a'
that each gentleman doubted his good fortune, f
and in turn called upon the lady's bosom i
friend lo know If she thought Ellen serious, or n
if this was only a practical Joke. After the
lady bad seen the notes addressed to all
of them by Miss Nugent, she made each aware
of the tact that they were deceived. One gentle?
man went off in dudgeoo, whilst the others had
resolved to walt upon Miss Nugent together and
demand an explanation of her conduct. Ac- p
oordlngly they-Mr. Wharton and another- f
Sroceeded to the hotel Indicated in g,
er note. Although apparently surprised to ic
see them in company, she put a bold face upon fi
the matter and tried to pass lt off as a joke, lc
This would not answer, and a stormy scene ti
-was the consequence. Overcome by wounded it
affection and mortification. Mr. Wharton fell m
fainting upon the floor, when she calmly step- u
ped over his senseless bony and left the room, ol
After helping to resuscitate Mr. Wharton, his bi
rival left him to recover his composure. This cc
he did, and sent for the lady of his love. Mr. bi
Wharton was so urgent In his entreaties that in
she would become his wife that she agreed to Ci
marry him as soon as the clergyman and la
bridesmaids were ready, and they were bi
married that very day. ?The match, not- na
wjLhstandlng the circumstance that pre- fr
.effed lt, turned out, lt is Bald, most hap- tt
piiy, and during the lifetime of her devoted N
&BE EARLY LIFE OF MRS. 1TBARTOS
THE BALTIMORE "RORQIA."
Singular Rumors as to Her Lineage-?
Some of the Peculiarities or Her
Youth-Prodigality and Practical
Jokes-Tricks on Her Lovers-How
Slie Cume to Marry at Last-Is SU?
husband no stigma rested upon the fair fame
ot Mrs. Wharton. It may be that bis death,
and the sorrow occasioned by that painful
event, developed the Insanity latent In her
nature. It may be proper here to statu that
her father more than once during her girlhood
applied to physicians for authority to have her
confined in an Insane asylum, her pranks and
vagaries having destroyed bis happiness and
Impaired bis fortune. Although medical men
believed her brain to be somewhat affected,
they could not pronounce her mad, her con?
versation being Intelligent, her wit keen, and
her' deportment in society unexceptionable.
All her friends, however, regarded her as
morally irresponsible, and glossed over her
peccadilloes because of this belief.
Hrs. Wharton may be a criminal, but if she
be she is doubtless an Insane one. No other
theory will account for her necullar actions;
and the fact that the friends cf her youth
condemned her offences because of her sup?
posed Insanity should go far towards Inducing
a jury to examine carefully, but conscientious?
ly, all testimony that may be offered in prool
of mental disease as opposed to voluntary
crime. If it could be proved that she inherit?
ed from her mother African blood, this should
tell greatly In favor of the Insanity plea, as lt
is a well known fact that the issue of the
quadroon and white are more liable than
others to become Insane. This at least has
been so frequently asserted that observation
has compelled a recognition of its truth. M.
TUE OLD WORLD'S REWS.
LONDON, August 30.
Six lives were lost by the wreck ol the
Boadicea, from Gronstadt tor an English port.
In a railway collision at Bolton, six persons
The Duke d'Aumale has again declined the
candidature for the Presidency o? the French
Victor Emanuel appoints Count Selaphls as
arbitrator at Geneva under the Washington
A violent demonstration has occurred In the
streets of Rome. A drunken crowd, led by
Lognetti, rushed through the streets shouting
against the priests. The soldiers dispersed
them. Several shots were exchanged, killing
one and wounding many.
Fresh disturbances have arisen between the
people of Strasbourg and the German troops,
and several on both sides have been wounded.
The cholern has appeared at Hamburg.
There were sixteen deaths at Altona, during
the past week. It continues its ravages at
Konigsburg. On the 27th there were one hun?
dred new cases and twenty-nine deaths; on
the 28th, eighty new cases and fifty deaths.
PARIS, August 30.
Leroy, minister of public works, bas re?
Since the annexation of Strasbourg 2500
inhabitants have left for France and America.
The members of the Government have
agreed upon a bill for prolonging Thiers'a pow?
er, which slightly modifies the committee's
bill. It will receive the unanimous support of
the Left It is stated that Gambetta with?
draws his proposition for a dissolution of the
Garibaldi has recovered. Repose only Li
necessary for his complete restoration to
BERLIN, August 30.
Three hundred and twenty-nine cholera
deaths In Konigsburg during the week ending
the 25th, including one hundred and twenty
seven children. No deaths at Dantzic during
the last two days.
VIENNA, August 30.
The Free Press says a league for the preser
ration ol the peace of Europe has been formed
at Gastein, and that Austria, Germany and
Italy, and perhaps Prussia, are its adherents.
THE MANHATTAN QUARANTINED.
NEW YORE, August 30.
The steamship Manhattan from Charleston
ls detained in the lower bay. Her passengers
will be detained until Friday or Saturday.
A NEW STEAM BRAHE.
ST. Louis, August 30.
A new steam brake has been tested on the
Missouri Pacific Railroad. A train of cars going
forty-five miles an hour down a grade ot forty
"eat to the mlle, was stopped within a thous?
and feet in thirty-two seconds.
THE RADICAL ROBBERS IN LOU?
NEW ORLEANS, August 30.
The most shocking developments of the ras
lality of the Radical city government are coni?
ng to light. The city is to be robbed outright
?fits gas works and other property, ana ot
wo millions cf dollars besides.
LODISVTLLE, August 30.
The fourth floor of Whitney, Brown A Co.'a
Tain warehouse fell in to-day, killing two
?lack and one white man. The building was
rushed to the cellar. Two prominent Main
treet merchants were blown into the Etreet !
i y the concussion.
SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
-A youth was sent from Hoboken with a
beck for $1000 on the Hanover Rank of New
'ork. His body was washed ashore, and he
i Bald to have been allied.
-Major Geo. F. Browning, of Boston, aged
airty-four, died from excitement upon hear
ig of the railroad disaster, wherein his broth
r was badly hurt. No additional deaths have
HE CLAIMS AGAINST JOHN BULL.
WASHINGTON, August 30.
The Department of State has issued two cir
iilars urging claimants to prepare and pre
;nt their claims at once. No papers already
led can be withdrawn, but additional papers
lay be flied. Claimants must prepare for
?emselves proof of claims. Upon application
ie State Department will furnish a copy of |
ie treaty and instructions regarding the
iode of preparing proof.
THE GEORGIA RADICAL RORREES.
ATLANTA, GA., August 30.
The archives of the State road were to-day
irned over to a committee of citizens. This
:tion was the result of a series of prosecu
ons for the last several days, during which
ie late auditor, treasurer, general ticket
?rent, master mechanic and several mer
Hants have been held to ball to answer for
ands on the treasury. The road is the ex
luslve property of the State, and has been
lansged by the Republican party of Georgia.
DISASTERS AT SEA.
_v NEW YORE, August 30.
The steamer Wilmington, from Galveston,
toked up, on the 26th, a boat, containing
rands M?nte, first mate; Minard Simmons,
;cond mate, and Lewis Schlader, seaman, be
inging to the bark Linda, of Philadelphia,
.om New York bound to New Orleans, which
mndered in a hurricane on the 25th, in lati
ide 25.34, longitude 79.42. A boat contain
ig Captain Smith, the Bteward and four sea?
ton left the bark, and was lu company with
ie boat containing the mate until the night
[the25th, when they got separated. Roth
sats were to steer northwest for the Florida
mat. After taking on board the mates, the i
)at and the crew of the Wilmington searched
i different directions tor the boat containing
iptain Smith and crew. The same day, In
.Minde 2.-1.25, longitude 79.45, she spoke the
-lg Delphine, wi tn the loss of her main top- |
.ant and yards, and square sails blown away "i
om the yards forward, in the.hurricane of |
ie 25th; she was from the coast of Africa for '
CRIME AND MYSTERY.
THE LAST HORRIBLE SENSATION IN
The Dead Bony of a Young Woman
Found In a Trunk Checked for Chi?
cago-Trying to Solve the Mystery, Ste.
New York ls never without a mystery or a
sensation. The last one is the case of the un?
known young woman, supposed to be the vic?
tim of an abortionist, whose dead body was
found cramped in a packing trunk at the Hud?
son River Railroad, checked for Chicago, as
reported by telegraph yesterday. We gather
the following particulars of the mysterious
discovery Irom the New York papers :
The body was entirely nude, and had been
shockingly distorted In the effort to pack it in
so small a space. In the top of the trunk and
covering the body were a comforter or heavy
bed quilt, a piece of blanket, a coarse chemise,
and two or three other articles of common
material. All these things, much Bolled, emit?
ted a very offensive odor. The scene at che
depot after the discovery was an exciting one.
Railway officials rushed up and down in search
of the woman who had brought the trunk, and
policeme: "?~e active in their efforts to find
some clue which the persons engaged In
what now seemed clearly a tragedy might be
discovered. The boy who assisted the carman
to carry the trunk into the depot has a clearer
recollection of the woman who had the trunk
checked containing the body than any other
person who saw her. His story ls as tollows :
THE STOAT OF THE BOT.
Hy name is Alexander Potts; I am twelve
years old, and live with my mother; I am
around the Hudson River Railroad depot every
day, where I sell candy and papers, and carry
light baggage from the carriages; on Saturday
I was standing in Iront of the depot, on Thir?
teenth street, about l o'clock, when I saw a
one-horse cab coming toward the depot, from
tho direction of Ninth avenue; the cab stopped
In iront of the ladles' entrance to the depot,
and I ran and opened the door of the cab,
when a lady got out; she wore a common cal?
ico dress, with a thin alpaca shawl, and had
on a small jockey hat, without a veil; sho wore
no waterfall, but her hair was tied np In a
small knot behind, and enclosed ina net; she
seemed to be about eighteen or nineteen
years old, and her hands looked like those ot a
working girl; as she got out of the cab she
handed the cabman a one-dollar bill, and he
drove off; she then turned to me and said,
"Sonny, can you tell me where the ticket office
is ?" I asked her how far she was going, and
she said she was
GOLNO TO CHICAGO.
I then told ber that if she wont inside and
got her ticket she could then get her baggage
checked. She then went with nie to the ticket
office, and after inquiring the price of a ticket,
she handed the ticket clerk- two twenty dollar
bills, and be returned the change, $18, and a
ticket. The change he gave lier was three
five dollar bills, a two dollar bill, and a one
dollar bill. She then stood talking with the
ticket clerk' about five minutes, but although
I was standing near I did not hear what was
said, because I paid no attention. When ehe
got through talking with the clerk she turned
to me and said that she had not intended to go
to Chicago, but had
CHANGED HER HIND,
and guessed she woaid on account of her bag?
gage. I told her that unless she went her bag?
gage couldn't go. She then asked me what
she should do about her baggage, and said lt
would be there soon on Tripp's express wa?
gon. This wagon or truck was a very small
one, with three bars painted red on each side,
and also with the name "Tripp" painted upon
one of its panels. The truckman was old, of
slight stature, and wore the blue overalls of a
common carman. He was greeted by the wo?
man as an old acquaintance. We then went
outside, and while standing in front of the
depot she saw a wagon coming down the
street from the direction of Ninth avenue.
She then turned to me and said: "Here
comeB my man," and then beckoned with her
finger to him as lt to hurry him up. When
the man with the wagon saw her beckon he
seemed to drive faster. She then asked me if
I would mind helping him in with the
trunk, and said she would pay me. When the
wagon stopped In front of the baggage-room I
stepped up to help the man place the trunk on
the sidewalk, but he wouldn't let me, saying
he'd handle lt himself. Ht
LIFTED IT CAREFULLY,
and set it dat on the sidewalk:. I then took one
handle and he the other, and we carrieu lt into
the baggage-room. I wanted to set the trunk
on Its end, as they always do, when the woman
and the man both stopped me, saying that the
trunk contained glass, and lt musn?t be han?
dled roughly. I stepped up to the counter and
told Frank, the baggage checker, that the lady
wanted to get her baggage checked to Chica?
go. The truckman and I then took hold of the
trunk to place lt on the counter, when the lady
placed ber hands underneath the trunk and
assisted us. She said that she would like to
have an extra strap around the trunk, and I
told Frank what she said. Frank then told her
that the strap would cost her one dollar, and
she answered, "I don't care for a dollar if you
strap it good." Frank then put the strap
around the trunk and drove three nails into it.
She then gave Frank her ticket and one dol?
lar. He punched the ticket and handed lt
back to the woman with a baggage check.
She then turned to the truckman and said,
"Pm much obliged to you for your trouble."
and the truckman drove off, wishing her good
by. The woman and I then went Into the
street, and she handed me five cents. I told
her that was not enough, and she gave me five
cents more, and asked me to show her a good
restaurant whei e she could get some dinner.
I went with her to Keenan's saloon, on Ninth
avenue, between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth
streets. - When we got there she would not go
In, but said she guessed she would go to her
friends, as she didn't have much time and very
little money. She then left me and walked
down Ninth avenue, and I went back to the
IK THE MORGUE.
The appearance of the body as it lay in the
trunk was frightful. The trunk was but two
feet eight Inches in length, yet the young
woman was over five feet in height, and had
been literally crushed Into lt. Her head was
forced over on her breast, and her limbs were
drawn up to the very fullest tension of the
ligatures in order to crowd the body Into the
narrowest compass possible. The rags which
covered the body had evidently been selected
for the purpose, because of their worthless?
ness. The pillow-cases, which were among
the number, had pieces torn out of the open
ends, evidently to remove the name which
bad probably been written on them. The
oung woman was doubtless very beautiful.
he was about twenty years ot age, and a
tangled mass of the most beautiful golden hair
fell over her shoulders. The limbs were white
and shapely, and the feet tiny and delicate.
Fhe arms and hands well-shaped, and every
feature shored refinement and grace. The
small exc.oi-.Hely cut face was terribly discol?
ored, ar.d the mouth distorted by suffering;
the I ??th fine and white.
THE POST MORTEM EXAMIN'ATtON.
Dr. Cushman, deputy coroner, went to the
Morgue and made a post-mortem examination
Df the body. He found it as lt lay in the coffin,
iecently covered with a linen sheet. He says
:hat the girl was about twenty years of age,
md had been dead three days. The body Dr.
bushman found very much decomposed; the
?yes were swollen, and the mouth open. De?
composition had particularly tar advanced lu
.he head, neck and trunk. There were no
?xternal marks of violence, but the lower
aart of the person was very much swollen and
iloody. On opening the body, the womb
ihowed marks of laceration, and there were
bund evidences of Intense Inflammation. All
he other organs, the liver, kidney, heart,
stomach, Ac, were In a perfectly healthy con
litlon. Dr. Cushman thinks that death was
:aused by metro peritonitis-the result of
nalpractlce or crlmtnal violation of nature's
aws In the delivery of the unfortunate girl in
?hlldbirth. Who Is responsible, or
WHAT HIDEOUS MYSTERY
lhere ls that should require such desperate
neans as were here employed to conceal, can
>e solved only by those whose duty it ls to sift
t to the bottom. Who the poor creature is no
me knowe. The police are indefatigable in
their efforts to fathom the mystery. The boy
said that be did not notice the number of the
truck, but was positive that the name of Tripp
was painted on lt.
THE MT STE RT C. EARED UT.
A press telegram trom New York last night,
says : lkThe mystery ot the corpse lound in a
trunk at the Hudson River depot is clearing
up. The truckman who brought lt surrender?
ed himself, and the police, acting on informa?
tion given by him, nave arrested an alleged
notorious abortionist, Dr. Joseph Rosenwlg,
alias Asher, from whose house, lt is stated, the
trunk was taken. The people attempt?
ed to lynch the dor or as he was being
conveyed to the Tombs, and he was saved
with difficulty by the police. He denies
all knowledge of the affair. Rosen wig's house
bas been thoroughly searched. The only clue
ls some cast-off linen found In a cellar. The
servant girl confessed to previous abortions
In the house. The district attorney thinks the
evidence against Rosenwlg overwhelming.
The latest theory is that the girl was a native
ot Platz, Poland, aged nineteen, a niece of
Rosenwlg, whom he ruined. The corpse was
undoubtedly taken from Rosen wig's house.
AN UNKNOWN RACE OF GIANTS.
The Discovery ot a Great Charnel
House Under Trees of Centuries'
Growth-Who First Inhabited Amer?
The sons of Anak lived and died near Cayu?
ga, New York, If a correspondent of the Tor?
onto Telegraph is to be believed. He tells a
marvellous tale of the exhuming of sundry col
lossal skeletons on the farm of one Freden?
burg, on the banks of Grand Blver.
There are about two hundred of them, "iii
layers," with strings of beads around their J
ne'e ki-, and large stone pipes In their Jaws. In !
stature these wonderful remains vary from
the giant ot nine feet down to the pigmy of j
seven. The skulls are of enormous size and
of all manner of shapes. A considerable ex?
citement is said to exist in the neighborhood,
as ls but natural, and the bones are being
rapidly secured by curiosity-hunters. There
are a few more left, however, the price not
being stated. These skeletons are supposed
to have belonged to a race anterior to the In?
dians, and the Imaginative picture to them?
selves a Brobdlgnagllan city tn ancient times
upon the present site of the peaceful Freden
burgian domain. Owing to the presence ot
axes and hammers in the excavation, toge- J
ther with the fact that many of the skulls are
misshapen, some are led to believe that the
Auakim killed ' one another even to the ex?
tinction of their tribe. Others Inter, with
deference to Mr. Trask, that they smoked
themselves to death with their huge pipes.
But the story is as above related, and we ?Ive
it for what lt ls worth, adding that Mr. Fre?
denburg throws in extra inducements for emi?
gration to Cayuga, In the shape of hints of
probable gold and silver mines In tbe vicinity,
and seems nervously and unnaturally anxious
to part with his worldly possessions.
THE VIRGINIA CONSERVATIVES.
BICHMOND, August 30.
The Conservative Convention is organized,
with Thomas 3. Babcock as president. The
delegates trom the colored Conservative club
were admitted and applauded. A motion to
admit Governor Walker to the prlvileges-oi
the floor was opposed, on the ground that lt
might give an appearance of official influence
to the deliberations. Even Jubal Early re?
fused to serve on the business committee
because not sympathizing with the progres?
sive report of the msjorlty. The president
made a speech counselling the burial of dead
STATISTICS OF HOMICIDE.
WASHINGTON, August 30.
The census office furnishes the following
statistics of homicide for the year ending In
May: Alabama, 100; Arkansas, 76; Arizona,
44; Colorado, 45: California, 47; Connecticut, 6; I
Delaware, 4; Dakota, 4: District of Columbia,
13; Florida. 44; Georgia, 116; Idaho, 2; Illi?
nois, 66; Indiana, 32; Iowa, 24; Kansas, 42;
Kentucky, 13; Louisiana, 128; Maine, 7; Mary?
land, 20; Massachusetts, 22; Michigan, ll; Min?
nesota, 5: Mississippi, 89: Missouri, 94; Mon?
tana, 37; Nebraska, 9; Nevada, 19; New Hamp?
shire, 1; New Mexico, 64; New Jersey, 6; New
York, 70: North Carolina, 48: Ohio, 61; Ore?
gon, 5; Pennsylvania, 65; Rhode Island, 6;
South Carolina, 37; Tennessee, 117: Texas,
823; Utah, 1; Vermont, none; Virginia, 73;
West Virginia, 9: Wisconsin, 10; Wyomtng, 13.
The above includes 160 killed by Indians.
THE WEATHER TK?? DAT.
WASHINGTON, August 30.
Clearing and pleasant weather are probable
for Thursday from Georgia to Lake Ontario
and westward, with brisa westerly winds for
a short time from Lake Michigan to New
York. Pleasant weather In the Gulf and
South Atlantic States, with local rains on the
coast at midday. The storm In Canada will
probably bring strong southerly winds, with
rain, to-night from New Jersey to Maine, and
local storms of some severity from Virginia to
New York, the whole clearing away by"Thurs?
day evening, excepting Maine.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of tile
Signal Service, D. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
Augusta. 20.801 89 W
Baltimore.20.671 TS sw
Boston. 20.551 76 SE
Buffalo, N. y.... 29.56 63 SW
Charleston. 29.84 88 SW
Cheyenne, W. T. 29.03 79 NW
Chicago. 29.61 62 W
cincinnati.29.90 73 NW
Cleveland. 29.70 69 SW
Corinne, Utah... 29.35 se sw
Detroit. 29.63 ?9 SW
Duluth, Minn... 29.81 58 NW
Indianapolis.... 29.83 68 W
Key West, Fla.. ?9.96 90 Calm.
Knoxville, Tenn. 29.82 79 NW
Lake City. Fla.. 29.83 91 Calm
Memphis. Tenn.. 29.9J 78 NW
Milwaukee, Wis, 29.77 67 NW
Uoblie. 29.89 90 SW
Nashville.29.94 79 W
New London, Ct. 29.61 j Tl SE
New Orleans.... 29.94 93 S
Sew York.29.68 74 W
Omaha, Neb. 29.85 69 NW
Oawego, N. Y.... 29.49 69 SW
Philadelphia. 29.60 83 S
Pittsburg, Pa.... 29.73 72 N
Portland, Me.... 29.66 68 S
Rochester, N. Y. 29.54 70 SW
San Francisco.. 29.87 64 W
Savannah. 29.83 80 W
St. Louis. 29.90 72 W
St. Paul. 29.84 63IN
Toledo, 0. 29.71 60 SW
Washington,DC. 29.62| 82 NW
Wilmington,N C. 29.811 89 SW
Norfolk. 29.70 86 SW
Lynchburg. 29.68 8.SW
Leavenworth.... 30.06 72 SW
Cape Mav. 29.61 78ISW
Mt. Washington. 29.89| 62|SW
29.68 S SW
30.06 72 SW
NOT?.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock,
this morning, will be posted lu the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship,
masters at any time during the day.
TAKING THE VEIL.-The Savannah Adverti?
ser" says that the Chapel of the Sisters of Mer?
cy, In that city, was crowded Monday morning
by a large assemblage, drawn thither to wit?
ness tbe touching ceremony of taking the white
veli by four young ladles, former pupils of the
Bisters, who graduated at the last term. The
postulants, who were handsomely attired in
their snow-white robes, were Misses Agnes
Brown, Ella Kennedy and Agnes McMahon, of
Savannah, and Miss Broderick, of Augusta.
At the same time two novices were made lull
sisters, viz : Miss Mary Enright, in religion
Sister Mary Augustin, and Miss Mary O'Con?
nor, In religion Sister Mary Gonzaga. Tbe
postulants, after the delivery of a very appro?
priate sermon by Father Patrick, received
communion and read out their vows of posta
cy, charity and obedience.. Alter mass the
veils and caps were received at the hands ot
the officiating clergyman, Father Patrick, as?
sisted by Mother Veronica and Sister Celia.
The entire ceremony occupied over two hours
and a half.
THE WEATHER A?FD THE CROPS.
Our correspondent, George H, Kirkland,
Esq., writing from Allendale 03 the 26th,
I estimate that the acreage rate or fertili?
zation and yield of cotton for 1870-71, in this
vicinity, will be approximately represented ^y
the following figures: Acreage of cotton for
1870, say 100 per cent.; acreage of cotton for
1871 not more than 85 percent. Bate of fer?
tilization for 1870, say 100 per cent; rate of I
fertilization for 1871 not more than 20 per
cent. Yield for 1870, say 100 per cent.; yield
for 1871 not more than 60 per cent.
Bad stands and grass greatly embarrassed
the planters In the spring and early summer;
nevertheless the prospect was nol a bad
one up to the 21st of July. Then came a cold
snap of several days, followed by a drought,
an extremely hot 'sun of eighteen days In
some places, and twenty-five in others, which
brought all advanced cotton to a stand-still,
and a state of nudity from ruston all horn
mock and low lands. Even that on the clay
land which has retained Its leaves, is dark or
brownish from dead bolls and squares.
We are now undergoing a deluge of rain for
the past twelve days, causing our later cotton,
upon which we had placed some hope, to shed
Its fruit rapidly. ?
The yield of corn will be at least 33 per cent,
greater than last year, and the promise for
field peas ls very fine.
With the same price for cotton this season
as was realized last, we don't expect to make
much money, but will have plenty to eat the
The Star oi Wednesday says: "The gloomy
reports concerning crops in the county are
this week no better, lt ls indisputable that
Marion will not raise more than half crops,
and our farmers may say 'thankee,' If they
manage by close economy to 'make both ends
RAVAGES OF THE WORST.
Terrible Account? from Georg la and the
A circular dated AugnBt 26th, from Messrs.
Epping A Hanserd, of Columbus-one of the
most reliable firms In that section-gives a
very gloomy account of tho cotton prospect.
It ls stated that caterpil'ars are devastating
the fields on both banks of the Chattahoochee
River, thence to Florida. Their ravages as
yet have not been very great on the Georgia
side, where, however, the general condition
of the crop is very poor. Thousands upon
thousands of acres which last season produced
heavily, have nothing on them this year but a
stunted growth, stalks ten to twelve Inches high
with scarcely a lateral branch, thus presenting
but little attraction to caterpillar. Picking bas
commenced In some sections, chiefly on planta?
tions, where rust has caused premature open?
ing of bolls. Forward cotton on stiff lauds,
which had been worked during the rainy sea?
son In May and Jnne, ls not well fruited, while
late cotton on prairie, canebrake and lime
lands, ls now blooming and taking on fruit,**
though the plant ls still small and now ln>
much danger of Injury from caterpillar and
boll worm. Columbus the past year bas re?
ceived 75,000 bales; the highest estimate for
the coming season do not exceed 45,000.
Advices from Western Alabama, Mississippi
and Louisiana, announce that caterpillar,
army worm and boll worm are destroying the
cotton; and dispatches from Galveston state
that estimates of the Texas crop ls reduced
fully one-third on account of ravages of
HOME INSURANCE COMPANY,
OF NEW YOEE.
JOHN O. WHITNEB, General Agent, Atlanta, Qa.
The undersigned having been appointed Agent
for this Company, (represented in Charleston by
the late Z. B. Oakes, Esq..) will continue to TAKE
RISES FOR IT, at his outee corner Broad and
State streets. HCT30N LEE.
Charleston, August 21,1871. aag2Z-lo
fSh MAIN STATIONHOUSE, OFFICE
OF CAPTAIN OF POLICE, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
AUGUST 29,18TL-The attention of the public ls
hereby respectfully called to the following Sec?
tions of "An OrJlnance to provide for keeping
the st ree:? and lots in the City of Charleston clean,
and for other purposes," which will be strictly
enrorced after this date.
' By order of the Mayor.
Ii. W. HENDRICKS,
Chier or Police.
SEC. III. Erom and after the passing of this
Ordinance lt shall be the duty of every owner ora
lot who may reside thereon, and of the owner of
every vacant lot, and of every lot not having a
known lessee or tenant residing thereon, and of |
every lessee, tenant or occupant of every lot, to
cause said lot, and the stables, cowhouses and
outhouses th ci eon, to be caretully swept, and all
the dirt, duog, soot, ashes, carrion, garbage,
shreds, oyster shells, or other fllth or rubbish to
be carried out every day, (Sundays and general
holidays excepted,) between sunrise and 7 o'clock
In the morning, and placed m boxes, barrels or
la heaps la toe street, at the edge or the pave?
ment, opposite their re spec! Ive lots, bat so as not
to obstruct the gutter, in actuation from whence
the same may be conveniently removed by the
SEC V. It shall be the duty of every owner,
occupant, lessee or tenant of say lot boondine on
a public street to keep the pavements, gutters,
and also the said streets opposite their respective
lots as far as the centre or said street, clean and
free from all fllth, rubbish, animal and vegetable
matter; and shall, moreover, on Saturday of
every week, and as mach oftener as may be pre?
scribed by any resolution or Connell, cause such
pavement, gutter and street opposite their re?
spective lots, and as far as the centre thereof, to
be carefully swept and cleaned and the dirt and
rubbish heaped up lu the manner above mention?
ed, to be removed by the Superintendent of
Ssc VII. ir any sith, dirt, rubbish or animal
or vegetable matter shall at aa; time be found in
any street, alley or lane contrary to the provis?
ions of thia Ordinance, lt shall be deemed and
taken to have been placed there from the lot near?
est thereto, and the owner, occupant, lessee or
tenant of such lot shan be fined accordingly, un?
less he or she can make lt appear to the satisfac?
tion of the Intendant that lt was placed there by
some other person, in which case toe person gou?
ty of the offence shall be liable to a Une or not
lees than twenty dollars nor more than fifty
dollars. _ _augso-3
HE FOUNTAIN SYRINGE
SELF ACTING.-NO PUMPING.-NO AIR
The best universal SYRINGE In the market,
it ls recommended by the first Physicians of th
It ls so simple that lt cannot get out of order.
There are no valves, and nothing that will cor?
rode. One will last a Ufe time.
Dr. JOS. H. WARREN, an eminent Phlslclan, ol
Boston writes to the manufacturers:
"From the fact of its slrLpl'ilty and correct
principle la the structure or you' 'Fountain Sy?
ringe,' and for the easy manipulation, practicable
result, and comfort to the patient, I have recom?
mended this instrument extensively."
The Profession are invited to call and examine
For sale, wholesale and retail, by
Dr. H. BAER,
.-io. 131 Meeting street,
may3Q_Agent for South Carolina.
JpRENCH PATENT MEDICINES.
Prepared hy Qrlmault A Co.. Pana :
STROP OF HYPOPUOSPHATE OF LIME, a 80V
erlgn remedy in phthisis-relieves, Coughs
Pepsine, for Indigestion, loss of appetite, Ac.
Digestive Lozenges of the. Alkaline Lactates, s
pleasant and effective remedy for functioaal.de
rangement of the digestive organs.
Troches of Pepsine and Paucreatine.
PUROATIF LE ROY, Pharmacie Oottln.
VOMITIF LE ROY. Pharmacie G?ttin.
Dragees de Sautonlne.
Dragees de Morphine.
Lancelot's Asthma Cigarettes.
For sale by Dr. H. BAER,
may30 No. 181 Meeting str<"tt.
Cotton Gfos, (Sins, Ut.
IHE WINSHIP COTTON GIN,
MANUFACTURED IN ATLANTA, GA.
The iubscrlbers are the Agents for the issie of
the above Superior OIN, and heg to call the atten?
tion of Planters to its merlu. Price $4 per Saw,
delivered at any Railroad Station In the State.
PELZE R, RODOERS A CO.,
aug23-2aos_Brown Ss Co.'a Wharf.
IJIHE "WALLIS" TIE.
DIPLOMAS FOR BEST GOTTONJTTE
v OB1NTEO BT
Lonlsana State Fair, April, 1870.
Georgia State Fair, October, 1870. ?.
Cotton States Fair, october, 1870.
Mississippi State Fair, October, 1870.
Alabama State Fair. November, 1870.
MADE OF THE BEST ENGLISH IRON.
EASILY AND RAPIDLY ADJUSTED.
2000 of the above TIES now landing per British
bark M. E. Seed, from Liverpool, and for sale at
the lowest market rates by
J. N. ROBSON,
Nos. 68 East Bay and 1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf.
T. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY,
SUMTER, 8. C.
UNDER TEX CARS OF
THE SISTERS OF OCR LADT OF MERCY
The Exercises of this institute will be resum?
ed September 1st.
The Scholastic Year ls divided into two Sea
eio ns : The first, commencing September 1st, and
ending February 1st.
The second, commencing February 1st and end?
ing July 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
in Water Colors and Pastels, Ac, Ac, Ac
TERMS PER QUARTER IN ADVANCE.
Board, Washing and English Tuition.$50 00
Use or Instrument. 2 60
Languages, each.10 00
Crayon Drawing, Painungjm Water Colon,
Pastel and Oils, each.f lo oo
Tocal Music at Professor's oharges.
Each pupil requires a good supply of comfort?
able clothing-dark Bklrts for whiter-black silk
or alpaca aprons; ir convenient, sliver cup,
spoons and fork, marked; une pair of blankets,
two pairs of sheets and pillow cases, combs and
No undue Influence used on the religious princi?
ples of the pupils; but to insure regularity, all
must conform to the general rules of the Institu?
The correspondence of the pupils la subject to
he inspection of the Superioress of the Academy;
but by no means restricted as regards parents or
EngHsh Tuition for day pupils per quarter- $8,
$8, $12, $15.
Extras as for Boarders.
For further particulars, apply to the
SUPERIORESS OF THE ACADEMY,
augl9 Sn triter, S. 0
JJETHEL MALE ACADEMY,
NEAR WARRENTON, FAUQUTER COUNTY, VA.,
Prepares Youths for College, University, or
BOARD AND TUITION $176
Per session of io months-no extras. Locality
unsurpassed for health and morals. For further
Information, Catalogue, Ac, address
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WM. W. SMITH, A. IL, J Princip?is.
J. BLACKWELL SMITH, )
CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEEB
ING. at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, N. Y. A higher and more practical Course
of instruction wid be given here than bas ever
been attempted eleewhere in this country. Re?
opens September 13th, For the Annual Register,
containing Improved Course of Study, and full
particulars, apply to Prof. CHARLES DROWNE,
-^TT-ASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY.
The next Session of 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 of Law and Engineer?
The entire Expenses for the Session of Nine
Months need not exoeed $300 to $326, according
to the price of Board. Arrangements are also
made for messing, by which Students may re?
duce their expenses to $250 per session.
For further information, address
G. W. C. LEE, Pres dent,
Or WILLIAM DOLD, Clerk or Faculty.
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Just received a fine assortment
Surgeon's Sponge, Ac, Ac.
For sale by DB. H. BAER,
may li No. 181 Meeting street.
OG ARTIE'S BOOK DEPOSITORY.
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Also, a copy of McKeuny and Hall's "indian
Tribes of North America," with 120 portraits from
the Indian Gallery at Washington, in 8 vola. foL.
half Russia. , '
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THE DOMESTIC LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFER?
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Mixing In Society, a complete Manual of Man?
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Specimens of the Brltl?h Poets, with Biographi?
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