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VOLLME XI.-NUMBER 1774.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1871.
- PLUNDERING UNGLE SAM,
THE BIG DEFALCATION OF PAYMAS?
History er the Crime-His Arrest and
Commitment to Fort Mi Henry - Cul?
pable Negligence of Pay Department
TFroni the Washington Patriot.]
For several days past there have been whis?
pers In the air that a crash was impending in
the pay department of the United States Gov?
ernment ; that irregularities, which had been
going on lor a long time, had at last reached
a p?lnC when they could no longer be bid ;
that the lull extent of the peculations must
be made public, and that justice must be met?
ed out to the guilty.
THE ACCUSED PAItTT
was Major John Led y ard Hodge, a well-known
Citizen ot Washington, and a deputy paymas?
ter ol the United States army on duty in this
city. The accused served in the late war in a
Pennsylvania regiment, o? which State he
was a native, and held the rank of lieutenant
oplocel In the volunteer forces. Major Hodge
oas heretofore enjoyed an excellent reputa?
tion, and at the paymaster-general's office was
regarded not only as a thoroughly honest gen?
tleman, but an accomplished scholar and ac?
countant. On account of his extraordinary
qualifications, the paymaster-general detailed
him for duty at his office, employlug him in
adjusting the irregular accounts of other pay?
masters, and on special service until about two
years since, when he assigned bim as paymas?
ter o' the bounty certificates of the second au?
ditor's office. This was a highly responsible
position, the pa;, rn er ts sometimes amounting
to $500,000 per monili, but the paymaster-gen
sjjfcral asserts that be placed the moat implicit
Confidence in his deputy's Integrity, and fully
believed he would not betray his trust.
TOO MUCH CONFIDENCE.
And that coLddence must have been un?
bounded indeed, for General Brice could never
be convinced of Hodge's irregularities. Quite
a year ago, lt ls reported, attention was called
to Hodge's accounts by detectives, who had
their suspicions aroused; but the statements of
the accused were accepted as true, and no in?
vest ii al ion waa ordered. At different times
the past year the paymaster-general has re?
ceived information that Hodge's accounts
needed to be looked into, but Instead of acting
upon the Information and investigating Imme?
diately, these charges would be shown to the
accused, and he would be afforded an oppor?
tunity of making an explanation, which was
Invariably accepted, thus putting an end to
further proceedings. Two weeks ago, how?
ever. General Brice discovered a palpable error
In Major Hodge's returns, and by letter re?
quested him to explain it, for he could not
even then believe thal his deputy was dishon?
est. Hodge, however, failed to make a satis?
factory explanation, and a more rigid and
careiul examination of bia books followed, and
the accused was then placed under strict sur?
veillance, and all his movements were closely
wwched. Finding that it was impossible for
him longer to conceal his crime, Major Hodge
wroe to General Brice a letter containing a
FOLL CONFESSION OF HIS GUILT,
and stating that be bad been making fraudu?
lent returns and statements for several rears,
and that the money thus obtained had been
spent In gold and stock gambling in New
York. He mentioned In his letter the name
of one firm who knew that the money he bad
sent them for investment belonged to the
government, and concluded by stating that he
was ready to turn over all of his property,
both personal and real, amounting In value io
something like $50.000, to any agepl of the
government authorized to receive s ? _n an as?
signment. He expressed contrition for his
-crime; said he Intended to return the money
^he hau taken, and Implored that he be as
?n?nlentiy dealt with as possible.. The full text
of the fetter ?ras applied tor last night, but
General Brice declined to make lt public, be
?use lt was addressed to the Secretary ot
ar, and it would not be proper to give lt
* publiciiy. Besides lt was not deemed ad visa
able to publish the name of the firm relerred
to in the confession:
In view of this confession, there was but one
course to pursue, and that was to place the
defaulter under arrest, which was accordlug
ly done, and an order having been obtained
from General Sherman, he was, 'oh Tuesday
evening, sent under guard to Fort McHenry,
with instructions to place him In solitary con
finement? and to have his cell carefully
TBE AMOUNT OF DEFALCATION
was stated yesterday at between $400,000 and
$500,000, but this was in part guess work, after
a very slight examination of the books. All o?
Hodge's books and papers are in very bad
condition, but it JWOS .believed last night, in
circles that ought to be thoroughly Informed
oaAhe subject, that the deialcatlon will not
fall short of
ONE MILLION DOLLARS,
nearly all of which will be a total loss to the
government, as Hodge's property and the
amount of his bond will cover a very small pro?
portion of the amount. The true amount can?
not be ascertained until after the books of the
second euditor's office, as well as those of the
pay department, shall have been thoroughly
overhauled. The second auditor's office will
make the Investigation at once. A lew days
prior to the arrest. General Brice had a con?
ference with the adjutant-general of the army,
with reference to the manner of disposing of
Hodge, and it was deemed best to send him to
a United States fort for safekeeping. A court
martial will be convened for his trial at an early
day, and it ls probable that a court ot inquiry
will be ordered to investigate everything In the
pay department, to ascertain how far others
are culpable, through negligence or otherwise.
who Is about *?ilrty-8lx years of age. Is a
native ot Philadelphia, but since his residence
in this city lived at No. 1423 Franklin Terrace,
on K street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
streets. He ls possessed of considerable real
estate and personal property. His mother ls
still living. One of his sisters is the wife o?
Admiral Rodgers, at present commanding the
American China squadron. He has a wife and
Saur children. According to his own conies
wn. he has been speculating largely in stocks
and other securities for a number of years,
and it was reported last night that, on the
famous "black Friday," nearly two years ago,
he lost one hundred thousand dollars in one
transaction. Like the illustrious President of
the Untted States, Major Hodge was an ad?
mirer of horseflesh, and has invested a good
deal of money In fast horses, and lost con?
siderable on the turf. He lived here in prince?
ly style-a style entirely loo princely for a
masjjsfwho was supposed to have no other
means than a limited income and a salary of
$3500 per annum.
TA MM AS Y SLA VGHTERED.
NEW .YORK, September 15.
At the conclusion of the arguments 'in the
injunction case against the city officials, this
aiternoon, Judge Barnard pronounced his de?
cision, granting the motion for making the
temporary Injunction heretofore granted, per?
WASHINGTON, September 15.
Revenue Supervisors Corwin, Fry, Dutcher
and Sutton are consulting with Commissioner
Douglass tor a more efficient collection of the
tobacco tax. The bondsmen of derelict reve?
nue officers very generally ask a continuance
of their suits, to which Commissioner Doug?
lass decli ?es to accede. The government has
determined to press the suits in all cases.
THTi' CINCINNATI EXPOSITION.
CiNcrsxATi, September 15.
The Industrial exposition, has received the
finishing touches. Cotton gins from New
Orleans are in operation. Owing to the late?
ness of the cotton crop the time for the entry
of raw cotton has been extended to October 6.
The Chamber of Commerce have offered, in
Siectlon with the exposition, special preml
for cotton amounting to nearly $2500. The
olums are offered for the fina and second
bales each from Texas, Louisiana, Kan?
sas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Geor?
gia. A grand gold medal ls offered by the ex?
position tor the best bale from any of these
JOTTINGS FROM THE MOUNTAINS.
A Cheap and Delightful Summer Re?
treat-AU Ai>out the Catawba Springs.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
CATAWBA SPRINGS. N. C., September 7.
If one wishes to enjoy the true dolce far
niente of life, I know of no place within five
J andrea" miles of Charleston in which the sur?
roundings are more calculated to promote that
felicity than they are right here among these
North Carolina mountains. Mot her Nature ap?
pears to have contributed something from all
of her resources to make this a chosen spot;
and earth, and air, and water combine in pro?
ducing those results that are desired by every
health and pleasure seeker during the heated
term. You take the cars at the Soiitb earoli
na Railroad, reach Charlotte and pass on to
Statesvllle, (a beautiful little town, where a
night must be spent at the hotel,) and the next
morning you start westward. A couple of
hours ol car travel over one of the best roads
in the South brings you to a dainty spot,
where ambulance and mules await to convey
you six miles to the springs.
Everywhere the scenery ls picturesque, and
continues tb grow in beauty until rising (rom
a flower-enshrouded dell and entering upon a
spacious amphitheatre, the full glory of the
place bursts upon you. The double-piazzas of
the hotel are thronged with visitors curtous lo
see the latest arrivals, and you must stand the
fire of a battery of snap-shots from the love,
liest eyes in North Carolina; but this ordeal
over you may In turo look about, almost cer?
tain, meanwhile, that in the gay crowd which
has gathered from half a dozen States, there
le more than one old friend, and material
enough for scores ol new ones. Mr. Wyatt,
the gentlemanly proprietor-a Virginian, by
the way-will give you the choice of a cottage
or a hotel, a room in the "castle."' or the
daintiest apartments of a private residence
that you may select from the dozen or more
which crown the circle of the great green
carpeted basin constituting the lawn and
lounging place of the guests.
Once esconced, your rambles will com?
mence, and there need not pass a day in
which, being a good walker and a lover of na?
ture, you will not And some new development
of beauty to lend its charm and interest to the
place. The air is invigorating and appetizing.
Every inspiration oxygenates the lungs, and
gives elasticity ta the organism. The water is
highly medicated, and ot a variety of kinds,
adapted to nearly every style ot" bodily debility
of which complaint maybe made. The white
sulphur bubbles up from a marble fount, where
lt has flowed for a century, feeding genera?
tions of Indians and whites. The blue sulphur
ls only a mite of a spring; but the water ls so
healing that inflammations and eruptions, es?
pecially in children, disappear after a few ap?
plications. The iron water for a tonic is un?
surpassed, while those who prefer plain and
unadulterated "free stone," duly iced, can
have it at will, mixed with unexceptionable
cocktails. These various springs, with bath
houses to match, are within one hundred yards
of each other, ?ad I know of no pleasanter
Jaunt in Christendom than an ante-breakfast
stroll to this one or that, wound up by a
draught ot halt doz-?n goblets full from Na?
ture's own apothecary shop.
At noon and at dusk we enjoy the strains of
a small brass band, who have a sort of eyrie
In the heart of the grounds that architectural?
ly would pass either for a heathen Chinese
pagoda or a first-class Ice cream saloon. At
night the band plays In the dancing bailor in
one of the parlors where we improvise balls
and parties and do other rash things incident
to life at the springs. There is also a skating
risk and a pair ot ten-pin alleys, to say noth?
ing of picturesque walks and lovers' retreats
suitable for a declaration or a sec ld.
Guests come and go away every day, the
majority, however, deriving so much benefit
that they remain one or two months. Ot
children, I have counted as many as forty, but
they eat and gambol by themselves,* and
would not disturb the most dyspeptic bache?
lor. Tne cost of board is only forty dollars a
month for adult?, and half the amount for lit
Beonen-anrir-A within ?-<?i?r>ri nf
eeper in a Southern city.
It ia not Improbable that during the ensuing
year the springs will change hands. A com?
pany of one hundred gentlemen are now be?
ing organized for the purpose, with shares at
two hundred dollars each. The real value of
the property, however, ls not far from Atty
thousand dollars. It ls Intended to build pri?
vate cottages, make gas, conduct the water to
various premises, and beautify the locality so
that it will be the most fashionable and health?
ful resort between the Virginia White Sulphur
and New Orleans. Colonel Wyatt deserves great
Sraise for the handsome manner In which he
as developed the enterprise and overcome
the difficulties by which he has been beset
from the beginning; but he has reaped his re?
ward, and should he retire from the business
in favor of the company before referred to, he
will be remembered by all with whom he has
been associated during the past two seasons.
While so many in Charleston may be seeking
a place of retirement for the next few weeks,
I know of no place aa near home which offers
greater inducements. DAIST.
HOW MANUFACTURING PATS.
What One Cotton Factory Will Do.
[Prom the Augusta Constitutionalist.;
As an example cf what can be done at
home, we have on'y to rjoint to the great cot?
ton goods manufactory of our cit)'. No In?
stitution of the kind in the country, perhaps,
bas prospered more than this since the war.
With the exception of about two hundred
shares, the capital stock of the company ls
owned entirely in Augusta, and its dividends,
therefore, go into the pockets of our owu citi?
zens. The factory employs five hundred hands,
who earn, on an average, twenty-five dollars
per month, besides gettipg their houses rent
free. In the last six years, beginning July
1st, 1865, and ending July 1st, 1871.
one million seventy thousand three hun?
dred and seventy-two dollare and seven?
ty-two cents have been paid cut by this
corporation for labor alone. The sup?
position ls that nearly, if not quite all, of
this large sum has been spent in the city, thus
putting more money in circulation and adding
to the material prosperity ol' Augusta. It ls
computed that there are two non-workers de?
pendent upon each laborer, so that the factory
realiy supports about fifteen hundred persons,
a not small portion ol the population of the
city. Fifteen thousand and forty-eight spin-,
dies are now in the lactory, but we understand
it is probable that if the canal be enlarged,
giving a greater amount of water-power, that
fifteen thousand spindles will be added, mak?
ing a total of over thirty thousand. These ad?
ditional fifteen thousand spindles will, In that
event, be puta part In one of the present build?
ings and a part in a new building which will
be erected for the purpose.
When two-thirds cotton and one-third labor
ls required in the manufacture of goods, the
South has the advantage, and this is the case
with all the commoner cotton fabrics. The
cotton is immediately al hand, without having
the expense of heavy freight charges added to
the original cost. The ratio of the finer goods,
however, ia the other way, requiring two
thirds labor and one-third cotton in their man?
ufacture, and the South, for the present, at
any rate, cannot afford to compete with the
North in that line. The cotton goods manu?
factured by the Augusta factory are in de?
mand In New York, and we believe sell better
than those of the same grade manufactured by
the Northern factories. They are strong and
durable, and in their Hoe cannot be surpassed.
The following is a statement of the amounts
paid out by the company during the first six
years, beginning Juiy 1st, 1865, and ending
July 1st, 1871, for labor, taxes, incidental ex?
penses, repairs and dividends: Labor. $1,070,
372 72; taxes. $257,415 04; expenses, $153.931
92; repairs, $55,828 21; dividends, $720 000.
Of the taxes, about $50,000 was on cotton,
when the nefarious law imposing the tax was
in operation. The remainder comprised the
ordinary Federal, State, county and city
It will be seen lhat a larger amount than
the capital stock of the company, which is
$500,000, has been paid out in six years as
dividends to the stockholder?. What simi?
lar corporation can show a better record of
net profits ?_
A SHIP ON FIRE.
NEW YORK, September 15.
A fire broke out in the hold of the steamship
Columbia, from Glasgow. The passengers
were panic-stricken. The crew, by hard work,
extinguished the flames.
THE GROWING COTTON.
LATEST ACCOUNTS OF TilE CROP FROM
THE AORICULTURAL BUREAU.
The Maximum Yield Three and One
Third Millions of Bales.
WASHINGTON, September 15.
The cotton crop reports, purporting to have
come from the Department of Agriculture
during the past month, have been genuine.
The-items in circulation, olten contradictory
in tenor, and assumed to be official, hare had
no origin In the statistical data of that office.
The returns of August and September include
reports from about four hundred cotton-grow?
ing counties, representing a very large r ro
portlon of the cotton area. Those for August ?
point to an average condition of the crop, al?
most identical with that of the preceding re?
port, the averages for Alabama and Mississippi
being the same, those of Louisiana, Arkansas
and Tennessee being higher, and those of the
other cotton Stales lower. The State averages
of the September report are somewhat, lower
than those of August, though the principal de?
preciation occurs In the S'ates which yield a |
small proportion of Hie crcp, while the reduc?
tion ls small in the important districts repre?
sented by the States ol Georgia, Alabama,
Mississippi and Louisiana. The percentage
of the full condition in the first week
of September, as averaged from al! the
attainable data, is thus stated : North
Carolina eighty-two, South Carolina eighty,
Georgia seventy-eight, Florida seventy
five. Alabama eighty, Mississippi eighty, Louis?
iana seventy-seven, Texas eighty-one, Arkan?
sas ninety-five, Tennessee ninety-six. There
are reports of injuries by the boll worm and
caterpillar mainly In Mississippi and Louisiana,
but no evidence that a general or very serious
loss Irom insecis ls probable. The rust ls com- j
mon in the Atlantic Slates, and to some extent |
on the Gulf coast. The drought has been in?
jurious ia the Carolinas and Texas, though
the reports ot rain-fall through the South Indi?
cate a fair supply of moisture, the distribution
of which has been somewhat more unequal
than usual. At one point In Georgia the fall In
August was nearly fourteen inches, and in
parts of Florida lt amounted to twenty
three inches. These variable atmospheric
conditions have increased the prevalence
of rust, and cuused the destruction
both of leaves and fruit. These draw*
backs, though greater than those report?
ed In September of last year, are not suffi?
ciently serious to excite apprehensions of a
greatly depreciated yield. They are reported
each year in some portions of the cotton area.
In the record of last year tqere was consider,
able complaint of damage to the cotton crop
from rust, worms and unfavorable August
weather. These facts do not point to an en?
largement of the expectatioq hltherlo indulg?
ed. If they are reliable, the most favorable
season would scarcely bringa crop exceeding
three and one-third million of bales. If the
growing season should be short or unfavor?
able, three millions would be a good result,
and with a combination of unfavorable circum?
stances, the product might be still further re?
THE OLD WORLD'S SFWS
VERSAILLES Seplember 15.
The bill authorizing Thiers to conclude a
customs treaty with Germany embraces pro?
visions for Alsace and Lorraine. The German
troops in France are tobe reduced lo 50,000
fcln the Assembly to-day General DeCissey
stated that two additional courts-martial for
trial of Communists will shortly be appointed.
He said that lhere are now but 152 Judges to
examine the cases of 30,000 prisoners. Includ
*- og 750convicts. Even with additional courts,
the government will probably be obliged to
release 12,500 of the prisoners without trial, aa
lt Is Impossible to sentence more than 100
VIENNA, September 15.
The Provincial Diets ot the Empire have
opened their sessions. The Emperor will re*
cognize Bohemia's right, by a public corona?
tion and taking the oath ot Prague.
BERLIN, September 15.
There were ninety-three new cases of chol?
era at Konlgaburg on the 12th instant, and six?
ty-three deaths. On the 13th there were s'xty
eight new cases, and forty-five deaths. The
disease has disappeared from Dantzlg and ls
merely sporaclc at Stettin.
THE EXPLOSION IX MOBILE BAT.
MOBILE, September 15.
Coroner Paine yesterday arrested L. H.
Sprague, ihe United States Inspector of boil?
ers, and Hugh Barney and Bill Murray, own?
ers, on a charge of manslaughter, in accord
dance with the verdict of the jury of inquest
in the "Ocean Wave" disaster case. The In?
spector furnished ball in the sum of live thous?
and dollars, and the owners two thousand dol?
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASUINOTON, September 15.
The barometer will probably continue to
fall, with easterly wind and rain, to-night in
New England, and cloudy weather is probable
for Saturday over the Middle and Eastern
sates. A low barometer will probably con?
tinue over the lakes southward to the gulf,
with clearing and partially cloudy weather,
except from Lake Superior to Iowa, where
southerly winds aad rain may possibly prevail
by Saturday night.
Yesterday's Weather Itenorrs of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
t?a. urn ; re.30.03
ButralO. N. V.... 29.92
Corinne, Utah... 29.66
Duluth. Minn... 29.9*;
Key West, Fla.. 29.97;
Knoxville, Tenn. 29.96
Lake City. Fla..?29.98
Memphis, Tenn.. 30.io.
New London, ct. 35.2s
Oswego, N. Y.... 30.031
Rochester, N. Y.,29.981
San Frat? cisco.. 129.931
St. Paul, Minn..'29.98:
Leaven worth.... [30.07 !
Mt. Washington. 30.26^
I Lt. Rain
NOTK.-The weather report dated 7.47o'clock,
this morning, win be posted in the rooms of the
Chamber of Oommerce 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.
THE CHOLERA TRACK.
Its Line of March Last Tear and ap to
this Time In 1871.
[From the British Medical Journal.]
It is extremely Important at this moment to
trace the course of the Asiatic cholera during
the last year, and to define its line of march up
to this time. It is full of instruction, and not
without elements of promise. Dr. Fauval, one
ot the most competent authorities, has analyz?
ed the official documents, and his conclusions
are worth knowing. It was In 1870 that the
alarm was given at Constantinople of the out?
break of cholera at Taganrog, on the Sea of
Azof, and at Rostoff, on the Don. Soon the
principal cities ol the Russian coast of the
Black Sea were attacked in the course of
the month of August-Kerlch. Berdlansk,
Theodosia, Odessa, and even Pott, whence
the disease propagated Itself Into tko interior
ot the Caucasian provinces. As usual, the
rapid propagation along the Russian coast co?
incided with the arrival (by steamship) of
travellers starting from the Infected points.
There was no mistaking that it was an epi?
demic or Asiatic cholera, coming from the In?
terior of Russia with the movement produced
by the' transport of grain to the point of em?
barkation. This epidemic was otherwise re?
markable for the slightness of its intensity,
that is, for the small number of attacks. At
the end of September lt was everywhere on
the decline, and subsequently died out along
the coast. An Important lact to tro ob?
served in regard to (his epidemic is that,
thanks to the measures of quarantine en?
forced by the Ottoman sanitary authorities,
the Turkish coast was completely saved
from the disease, In spite of the numerous
arrivals from the Infected ports. Thus, from
the 2d of August to the 21st of September not
fewer than seven hundred ships-among
which were several having cholera on board
were submitted to quarantine at the mouth of
the Bosphorus. Whence did this epidemic
come ? The first idea which occurs is that this
was simply an extension ot the malady which
reigned at the commencement of the year In
the province of Central Russia, and was propa?
gated to the South with the commercial move?
ment above mentioned. At Constantinople
another opinion ls entertained. They have the
conviction, based on documents the value of
which ls not yet ascertained by Continental au?
thorities, thar, this epidemic, and even that of
the close ot 1869, was due to Persian Importa?
tion. The disease Is declared to have broken ont
at Nljnl Novgorod at the time ot the fair, and
with the arrival ot the Persian merchants.
This question is one which, as Dr. Faural
points out, of great European importance. If,
as the prevalent opinion runs, the actual epi?
demic be only a sequence of the Importation of
1865, a recrudescence such as ls often observ?
ed tn Imperfectly-extinguished loci of disease,
this epidemic ls distinguished lrom those
which precede It in its course of invasion, and
would tend to prove that cholera has found In
Russia conditions favorable to Its genesis and
acclimatization. If, on the other hand, the ex?
isting epidemic have for Its origin a Persian
importation, it falls then under the ordinary
rule of epidemics ot cholera due to a reimpor?
tation ol the disease. This is a question which
It behooves the sanitary administration to
AX AWFUL SPECTACLE.
The Flying Trapeze In the Air-The
Feats of a Tight-Rope Performer amt
Magician at a Height of Three Han
dred Feet In the Air.
^Correspondence of the New York World ]
READING, PA., September 7.
One o? the roust extraordinary and almost
incredible exhibitions of human Intrepidity and
daring was last Monday, the 4th Inst., witness?
ed by the citizens of this place. It seemed lo
me to equal, if not surpass, in thrilling and
painful Interest anything ever attempted by
Sam Patch or Blond?n In their wildest, tgarta.
who had on the previous Wednesday made a
balloon ascension in the ordinary way, (the
first balloon ascent of nny kind he had
ever made in hts life,) repeated hi;
performance on Monday last, but this time
with no basket attached to his balloon
nothing whatever, In fact, bul a common
trapeze. Upon this he seated himself with the
greatest coolness and composure, and went
floating away Into soace, to the astonishment
of the large crowd which had gathered to see
him, but lew cheers greeting him, as the spec?
tators seemed spelled bound with fear and ap?
prehension. After ascending to A considera?
ble distance be commenced throwing out a
number ot circulars which he bad attached to
a little hoop below ihe balloon, and which In
the clear atmosphere appeared like twinkling
stars surrounding the balloon, producing a
most novel and pleasing effect. But this was
nothing to what followed. At the height of
some three hundred feet he commenced bal-?
ancing himself on his back on the bar of the
trapeze, and going through other fearful evo?
lutions. He then deliberately slid from the bar
head downwards, and, catching himself by the
feet, remained suspended for several seconds
in that awful position ! The appalling sight
was one never to bo forgotten by those wno
witnessed it. A thrill and a low murmur of
horror passed through the Immense multi?
tude, who were looking on willi in tensest In?
terest, and many hu.Tied away from the sight
giddy ind faint. The daring teronaut, how?
ever, went through his evolutions success: al?
ly, ana, regaining his sear, went soaring rapid?
ly and steadily upward. When at the height
of three-quarters of a mile, be had thu as?
tounding nerve to repeat his performance,
which, at so great a distance, could only be
clearly visible oy the aid of glasses. What made
thia ascent all ihe more hazardous, is that
ihe balloon Is a very small one, carrying but
little ballast, and with nothing but a light
I anchor attached to the hoop. I am glad to
say that the aeronaut completed his voyage
safely, although he once or twice seemed to
be in considerable danger. The trapeze struck
the roof ol Henry Connard's residence, on
Fifth street, when Mr. Donaldson made a skll
lui leap from the trapeze, and prevented a col?
lison. The balloon then ascended and came
clown again on the other side ol the road in a
Held, and was about striking the top ot a tree,
when Mr. Donaldson turned a somersault on
the trapeze rope and prevented the bar from
catching in the tree. There Is some talk ot our
having a repetition of this painful exhibition
during our fair next week, If the authorities
do not Interfere to prevent it.
A CURIOUS TRIAL.
NEW YORK, September 15.
Jacob Vanderbilt, president of the Staten
Island Ferrv, was arraigned lor manslaughter,
and pleade'd not guilty. Judge Bedford
charged the grand jury that he considered lt a
conspiracy In Wall street to lock up millions
of gold. Judge Bedford concluded by saying
that the culprits ought to be brought to speedy
justice. Many of the leading Wall street
crokers are implicated.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The first killing frost wa3 reported at
Lewiston, Maine, yesterday morning.
-Rosenzweig has been indicted in New York
City for abortion.
-Postmaster Jones and other officials re?
sponsible to the goverment, have resolved to
pay the defalcations In the New York post
-Hannah Roberts, a colored woman, sup?
posed to be 130 years old, was burneo to death
in Philadelphia yesterday.
THE RROILS IX MEXICO.
CITY OP MEXICO, September 2.
One hundred and forty-seven members wee
present at a preliminary meeting of ihe ma?
jority of Congress, which resulted in favor ol
Juarez. In the temporary organization, the
Juarlsts were selected as the committee on
credentials by a vote of 79 to 6S. The opposi?
tion were alarmed by this vote and left the
hall, deDriving ihe meeting of a quorum. It ls
reported that'Diaz ls for peace, and win move
against any revolutionary attempt.
CUT OP MEXICO, September 6.
The Juarlsts are Bure of controlling the or?
ganization, including the committee on cre?
dential?. Strong revolutionary threats have
been made. The permanent Junta will be in?
stalled on September 16th. A prounclamento
ls issued lo Zacatecas, and forced loans levied
In the smaller towns.
ST. PAUL'S, MINNESOTA, September 15.
The Democratic State Convention passed
resolutions commendatory o? General Han?
cock as a soldier and clUzan.
NEW YORK, September 15.
A secret meeting, called by ex-Sheriff
O'Brien, to organize the Democracy in opposi?
tion to Tammany, was thinly attended; but
two ot the notables, specially invited, attend?
ed. The proceedings bave not transpired.
THE PUBLIC PRINTING SQUABBLE.
The Governor and His Organs-Forth?
We find the following tart card from the
secretary of the Senate In the Columbia Phoe?
nix of yesterday : .
On my return to Columbia, this morning,
my attention was called to a communication
In your paper ol the 13th. beaded "Collapse
ot the Charleston Republican." I shall not at
this time notice this anonymous writer, who
I believe to be connected wkh the executive
department, further than to pronounce the
whole article a tissue of falsehoods and mis?
representations. At the earliest practicable
moment, I will prepare for publication a full
and true history of everything connected
with this matter ol State printing.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
-The courthouse at Camden was broken
Into on Friday, and the prisoners' dock car?
-Robert Cathcart, son of Mr. Samuel Cath?
cart, of Wlnnsboro', fell irom a grape tree and
broke his thigh, besides injuring his head and
-The EdgeQeld Advertiser calls on the citi?
zens of Edgefleld to hold a meeting on sales
day In October, to consider the Laurens,
Edgefleld and Augusta Railroad project.
-Mr. Benjamin Garrett, who had under?
taken to blast the rock at Gilbert Shoals, In
Greenville, was tamping the charge ot pow?
der with an Iron pin when a premature ex?
plosion took place, carrying away bis right
arm and making necessary toe amputation of
the lett. It is probable that he will, also, lose
the sight of both eyes.
Several tickets were run, and the following
candidates were elected: Mayor-James P.
Moore.1 Aldermen-Ward No. 1, F. A. Walter;
Ward No. 2, James 0. Yeargin; Ward No. 3,
John N. Greer; Ward No. 4, John W. Wood;
Ward No. 5. L. B. Cline; Ward Mo. 6, H. P.
Hammett. The officers elect are white men,
and, according to the Mountaineer, of Demo?
The officers elect are as follows : Intendant
-J. F. C. DuPre. Wardens-Snowden Brown,
T. M. Christian, Henry Titus, Robert R. Hemp
1)111. The Press says: "We think we have
good reason to be satisfied with the result.
Our Intendant has already proved himself a
worthy and efficient officer, and we believe
his associates will sustain bim In carrying out
whatever will best conduce to the Interests ol
tDrtiQS, Coemuala, Ut.
ROS AD ALIS is the best Blood
au tSKDKESBTmV Sure cure xor
EOS AD ALIS, endorsed by
ROSAD ALIS, a potent remedy
ROS AD ALIS, a Remedy tried
ROS AD ALIS, the best Altera?
ROSADALIS endorsed by the
Ur. R. WILSON CARR, or baltimore.
f)r. T. C. PUGH, of Baltimore.
VT. THOS. J. BOYKIN. or Baltimore.
Or. A. DURO AN. of Tarboro'. N. C.
Dr. J. s. SPARKS, of Nlcholasvlle, Ky.
Dr. A. F. WHEELER, of Lima. Ohio.
Dr. w. HOLLOWAY, of Philadelphia.
Dr. J. L. McOARTHA. of South Carolina,
and manv otners. See ROSADALIS ALMANAC
endorsed by Rev. DABNEY BALL, now of Mary?
land Conference, formerly Chaplain In the Con?
federate Army of Northern Virginia.
is Alterative, Tonic and Diuretic, and acts at
one and the same time upon the BLOOD, LIVER,
KIDNEYS and all the SECRETORY ORGANS, ex?
pelling ail impure matter and buLMlng np the
system to a healthy, vigorous condition
IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
DOWIK. MOISE A DAVIS, ) Wholesale
GOODRICH. WISEMAN <* CO., Agents Ul
Dr. ll. BAER, J Charleston,
Now landing a cargo or very superior FRESH
For sale low, at
BUILDERS' DEPOT, 94 CHURCH STREET,
8ep4 E. M. GRIMKE, P. 0. BOX 374.
SASHES ANO BLINDS.
P. P. TOALE,
Manufacturer and Dealer,
Das removed his Office to and opened his prut
Clpat SALESROOMS at No. 20 HAYN'E STREET
and No. 33 PIXCKNLY STREET, where he takes
pleasure in offering to the public a fall stock of
his own manufacture of DOORS.SA^HES.BLLNDS
MOCLDINOS, NEWELS, BALUSTERS, Ac.
WOOD TURNING in all its branches.
A specialty made of FRENCH and AMERICAN
WINDOW GLASS, at WHOLESALE and RETAIL.
tar Orders for stock or irregular size work re?
ceived either at the Salesrooms, No. 20 HAYNE
STREET.or at the FACTORY on Horlbeck's wharf.
SIMPSON-AGNEW.-On September 7,1871, at
the residence or the bride's mother, by Rev. s. A.
Agnew, Mr. R. A SIMPSON, or Pendleton. 9. C.,
and MUs MAGGIE J. AGNEW, daughter of the late
Dr. Enoch Agaew, of. Union C jua ty, Miss.
MARLS-HOGAN.-on the morning pf the 9th,
by the Rev. Dr. Croghan, at the residence or the
officiating clergy, Mr. H. MAROS to Miss MART J.
HOGAN, all ot i his city. No cards.
THE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT?
ANCES or Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Ferrara are re?
spectfully invited -o attend the Funeral of their
I only child, ANGELO, from their residence, No. 36
Market street, THIS MORNING, at o o'clock,
pm* THE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT
ANOES of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES BTRNS, and or
his soo, John F. Byrna, and or Garrett Byrna,
are respectfully invite i to attend the Funeral or
the former, at the Sooth Carolina Depot, Tats
[ MORNING, at 8 o'clock. sepl6 '
HNNEA?.-Died, on Friday evening, the 16th
instant, at rhe residence cf her son, Fleetwood
Lanoeau, Mrs. REBECCA LANMAU, In the 84th
year of her age.
THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
of the family are Invited to attend ber Funeral
Services at the Second Presbyterian Church, TO?
MORROW (Sunday) MORNING, at half-past 10
ASHLEY FIRE COMPANY-AP
PEAR at your Hall, No. 472 King street, on
SUNDAY MORNING, the 17th Instant, at 7
o'clock, In ruh Uniform, (White Pants) to pay the
last tribute or respect to yonr brother member,
By order or the President.
J. M. MATHEWES,
sepia Secretary A. F. 0.
pm* DISINECTANTS.-T HOSE IN
want of DISINFECTANTS will And a mil assort,
ment at the Drug store of DR. H. BA ER, in Meet.
tog street._ seni
HEADACHE, LANGUOR AND
melancholy generally spring from a Disordered
Stomach, Costiveness, or a Torpid Liver. Each
may readily be removed by Dr. D. JAYNE'S SAN?
ATIVE PILLS, a few doses or which will be round
to stimulate the Liver and Stomach to healthy ac?
tion, removing all Biliousness, and producing
regular evacuations of the bowels. Sold by aU
Druzgls-e. and by GOODRICH, WINEMAN A 00.,
Charleston, S. 0._sepia-atnths
ESTIMATES FOR REPAIRS WANT?
ED -Sealed Estimates for REPAIRING - THE
FRENCH BRIG DELPHINE, of Agde, TarTonel,
Master, agreeably to the recommendations con?
tained In the report of the surveys of the Port?
wardens, (which can be seen at onr office.) will be
received at the French Consulate,- Broad street,
until 12o'clock TUBSOAT, 19th inst., at which time
they will be opened.
J. A. ENS LOW A CO., Consignees,
aepie-3_'_Na 141 East Bay.
pm* OFFICE OF THE CHARLESTON
CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENE
FIT OF JUE FREE SCHOOL FUND, NO. 147 MEET?
ING STREET-CHARLESTON, SEPT. 16, 1871.
Official Raffled Numbers of the Charleston Chari?
table Association, for the Benefit of the Free
School Fund : -
CLASS NO. 159 -MORNING.
S-4- 28 -62 25 -1-^5-73-31-68-60-12
14 -59-41- 03-68-69-12-64-78-24 II-TO-XT-M
AS witness cur hand this lcth day of September.
1871. FENN PECK,
JAMES GILLILA ND,
pm* CUY TAXES.-OFFICE OF CITY
TREASURY, SEPTEMBER 1,187l.-The third and
last instalment or CORPORATION TAX for 1871
will be received during the present month.
eepl4-3 City Treasurer.
pm* CHARLESTON BIBLE SOCIETY.
The Treasurer or the Charleston Bible Society will
receive Subscriptions or Donations at hts office,
No. 68 Eas; Bay, corner of Atlantic Wharf. The
payment of Two Dollars will constitue a person a
member fer one year. Bibles are kept on baud
for distribution. The Society has one Colporteur
tn the Held, and solicits aid to Introduce another.
Persons interested in \h~ woik or seeking furiner
Informaron will please call on the Treasurer.
J. N. ROBSON,
3pr33-??nn*_Treasurer C. B. S.
ESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
KERSHAW COUNTY.-Court of Common Pleas.
JOSEPH D. DUNLAP, as Receiver of the Assets
of the Estate or WILLIAM A. ANCRUM, deceas?
ed, plaintiff, against WILLIAM DAASH, Defend?
ant.-Copy Summons for Money Demand,
[Complaint not serve.!.]
To WILLIAM DAASH, Defendant in this ac?
tion: Yon are hereby summoned and required to
answer the complaint In this action, which JO?
SEPH D. DUNLAP, Receiver of the Assets or the
Estate of WILLIAM A. ANCRUM, deceased,
flied lu the onie2 of the Clerk of the Court of
Comm m Pleas for the said County, and to serve
a copy of your answer on the subscribers, at
their office. In Camden, within twenty days after
the service of thia summons on you, exclusive of
thc day of service.
If you fal! to answer this complaint within the
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff will take Judgment
against you for the sum or five thousand nine
hundred and three dollars and arty cents, with
interest at the rate or seven per cent, per annum
from the drat day of August, one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-one.
Datei August 21,1871.
LEI 'NER A DUNLAP,
pm* OVER-DOCTORED. -WI T H O ? T
any disrespect to the members of the medical
profession, a profession honored by all thinking
men, lt ls only jost to say that they are too thick
on the ground. The consequence Ls that the
community ls doctored over much. When na?
ture needs only the gentle stimulant and altera?
tive, which has become famous throughout the
country as a reliable medicine, under the name
Ol HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS, She ls
not unfrequently dosed with a dozen prescrip?
tions, all experimental, from the Pharmacopla.
This ts an evr, and proves that the practice of
medicine ls far from being a: all times rhe heal?
ing art. At this period or the yaar, when the
fall or the ?ear Indicates that decay has seized
upon the vegetable kingdom, many harassing
diseases are prevalent, chief among these may
be mentioned Intermittent rever and bilious re
mr ten'. The exhalations rising from decompo?
ing vegetation, and the heavy dews and fogs,
are very apt to generate these complaints. The
wisest policy ts to protect the ?system by a course
o? HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS at the
commencement of the fa'l. Much saiTerlng may
thereby be avoided. Bat ir the disease has alrea?
dy begun, Its periodical visitations miy readily
te checked and broken up by this active, yet
harmless, vegetable tunic
But be oa your gaari against the charlatans
who are attempting to palm orr, under varions
names, unwholesome compounds, which they
pretend to compare favorably with the great na
ional elixir, which has long since swept more
formidable opp dicion from the Held. Bear
mind tait every bottle or genuine HOSTET
TE R'S STOMA?B BITTERS ls authenticated by a
splendidly engraved label and a fae simile ot the
sign manuel or the firm. Pat ap in bottles only,
and cannot be obtained in bulk,
sen 16-3 tu ttl 3 DAC
DIVINE SERVICE WILL BE CON?
DUCTED la the Orphans' Chapel OD SABBATH
AFTERNOON, at half-past 4 o'clock, bj the Rev.
W. C. DANA. nepi*
CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
CHAMPION, from Kew York, are notified that she
H THIS DAT discharging cargo at Adger's Wharf.
Goods not called for at sunset will remala on the
wharf at owners' risk,
sepl?-i JAMES ADC ER A CO.,'Agents.- '
CONSIGNEES PER STEAMER
MARYLAND, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she ls THIS DAT discharging Cargo at Pier
No. i, Union Wharves. All goods not taken away
at sunset, will remain on wharf at consignees'
risk. MORDECAI A CO.,
pm* NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
to all Sub-Agents or the Land Commission, that,
from and after the first day or March, un, they
VtU report all their proceedings to Hon. F. L.
CARDOZO, Secretary of the Advisory Board.
ROBT. C. DsLARGE, L. U. S. S. 0.
Columbia. Febrnary S3.1STI. _marti
pm* ON MARRIAGE. -ESSAYS FOR
young men on great Sozial Evils and Abuses,
which interfere with Marriage, and rain the hap?
piness of thousands-with sure means of relier
for the erring and unfortunate, diseased and de?
bilitated. Sent In sealed letter envelopes free of
charge. Address HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Ko.
2 S. Ninth street. Philadelphia, Pa. sep4-3moa
\W OFFICE OF THE SOUTH CARO?
LINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY
CHARLESTON, S. C., AUGUST 10, 1871.-The
Twelfth Instalment of TEN DOLLARS PER
SHARE will be payable on leta September, prox?
imo : In Charleston, at the OFFICE OF THE COM?
PANY; in Sumter, to Colonel JAMES D. BLAND?
ING: In Manning, to Dr. G. ALLEN HUGGINS.
angl9-s& WM. H. PERONNEAU, Treasurer.
ESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
CHARLESTON COUNTY.-BY GEORGE BUIST,
Esq., Probate Judge-Whereas, PETER MCKIN?
LAY, of Charleston, Mechante, made snit to me
to grant him Letters of Administration of the
Estate and Effects of ELIZA MCKINLAY, late er
Charleston, Spinster: These are, therefore, to cite
and admonish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the ?aid ELIZA MCKINLAY, deceas?
ed, that they be and appear before me, In the
Conrt of Proba'e, to be held at Charleston on the
20th day of September, UTI, after publication
hereof, at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said Administra?
tion should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 8th day of Septem?
ber, A. D. 187L GEORGE BTJI8?,VI*
sep9-s2 _ Probate Jodge.
^.OFFICE HOWARD ASSOCIA?EIO?,
MARKET HALL, CHARLESTON, SEPTEMBER
1,18TL-The office or this Association win' be
opened dally from 7 o'clock A. M. antin io o'clock
P. M. Mr. DANIEL s. HART, Clerk of the Board,
will be In constant attendance to meet all appli?
cations for relief, rec ?ive contributions, Ac I
The secretary will be at the offlee dally ntl
o'clock P. M., to examine and ?elect nurses, sod
those who desire situations as ?araes mast apply
at this office. GEORGE S. PELZER, M. D"
OFFICERS OF THE HOWARD ASSOCIATION
JAMES H. TAYLOR,
Residence No. 7 Rutledge street; o rh oe corner
Hayne and Church streets.
8INI0B TICS PRESIDENT.
THOMAS a. BUDD,
Residence No. 7 Water street; office 15 Boyce's
JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
W. G. DlSAUSSURE,
Besldencc No. 25 East Battery; office 23 Broad
GEORGE H MOFFETT,
Office Adger A Co 's Hardware Store, Meeting
GEORGE S. PELZER,
Office In Market HalL
H. F. Baker, residence No. 27 Qaeen street;
office No. 20 Cumberland street, (H. F. Baker A
Co's. Coal Yard.)
J. Fraser Mathewes, residence No. 23 East Bat?
tery; office Ko. !6 Bread street.
T. P. Lowndes, residence Llmehonse street;
office No. 26 Broad street.
W. H. Peronneau, residence Smith's lane; effice
Bank of Charleston.
Thomas M. HaackeL residence Ko. 47 Base
street; offlee No. 4 Broad street.
H. C. Robertson, residence No. 1 Malden lane;
wharfinger, Atlantic wharf.
Jacob Small, residence No. 4 Bull street; office
corner King and Princess streets.
S. A. Nflson, residence No. 21 Archdale street;
office No. 2 Hayne street.
S. Y. Tupper, residence NO. 2 Ann street; office
Planters' and Mechanics' Bank.
J. H. Devereux, residence No. 28 Reid street;
office corner Broad and East Bay.
Joseph A. Sanders, residence No. 68 Pitt street,
next corner Vanderhorst street.
F. S. Holmes, residence corner Pitt and Vander?
horst streets ; office Holmes's Book Store.
B. F. Evans, residence Ko. 7 Drake street; office
Walker, Evans A Cogswell, Broad street.
James M. Eason, residence No. 15 Drake street;
office corner Columbus and Nassau streets.
W. G. Whllden, residence southwen corne
Ashley and Spring streets; office corser King and
W. S. Henerey, residence southeast corner
Spring and st. Phillp streets. sep?
HE FOUNTAIN SYRINGE
SELF ACTING-NO PUMPING.-NO AIR
The best universal SYRINGE In the market,
it ls recommended by the flrst Physicians of Ut
lt ls so simple that lt cannot get ont or order:
There are no valves, and nothing that will cor?
rode. One wiU last a ure time.
Dr. JOS. EL WARREN, an eminent Piilslolan, of
Boston writes to the manufacturers:
"From the fact of Its sticpMty and correct
principle lu the structure of yow '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 caL and examine
For sale, wholesale and retail, by
Dr. H. BAER,
Jo. 131 Meeting street,
mavso Agent for Month Carolin? *
For your Children, nsenone other than tae
GERMAN SOOTHING CORDIAL,
lt contains no Anodyne. For sale by the
Manufacturer, DR. H. BAER.
Ami aNo to be had at all Drug stores_.
VAN DEUSENS WORM CONFECTIONS,
They s ~ purely vegetable, safe and sure. Th?
beat in use. For sale by Dr. H. BAKH, '
No. 131 Meeting street,
Who eaa-e Agent