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Meetimgs This Day
New England Society, at 12 M.
Marion Lodge, at 7 P. M.
Union Star Fire Company, at 7 P. M.
Washington Fire Company, at 7 P. M.
Washington Light Infantry Charitable Asso?
ciation, at 7 P. M.
Auction Sales Vtila Day.
Leitch & Bruns will soil at 10 o'clock, at No.
101 Meeting street, furniture, dental Instru?
J. A. Enslow & Co. will sell at ll o'clock, on
South Atlantic wharf, the steamer Agnes, wood
Miles Drak" will sell at 10 o'clock, at his
store, boot?, shoes and hat?.
Wm. McKay will Sill at 10 o'clock, at his
store, holiday goods, ?Sei.
Now is the time to think about adver?
tising tio iday goods, and reflection should be
followed by judicious action.
NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY".-Members ol the
New England Society will please take notice
that their annual meeting talves place at 12 M.
to-day, at the Charleston Hotel.
THE ACADEMY.-With the mercury at freez?
ing point, a rather thin house was a matter of |
course at Ut?Acalemy list night. More aus?
picious weather ls hoped for to-night, when
the n?w romantic drama of "Notre Dame"
will^p presented for the first time to a
CRUMBS.-Yesterday was the shortest day ia
Poultry and mince-plea are getting to *>*
the order of the day for tte dinner table.
Colonel Thomas D. Meares, a prominent
lawyer and successful rice planter.ot Wilming?
ton, N. C., is dead.
FIRE.-Toe alarm ol fire, on Thursdiy even
? lng at six o'clock, was caused by the burning
of a chimney on Walker's lot. Anson street,
the premises being occupied by a colored
woman named Maria Beuson. She was duly
reported at the Mayor's Court yesterday morn?
ing, and sentenced to pay a fine of two dollars
or go to the House of Correction f or ten days.
THE WEATHER.-The cohj yesterday was
as penetrating and biting as it has been at
aoy time this season. The gray sky saut off
the sun completely, and kept the thermometer
to strict winter quotations. At Dr. Black?
man's it stood as follows: 8 A. M., 29 degrees;
12 M., 34; 4 P. M., 33; 8 P. M., 31, with a Strong
CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES.-On Tuesday even?
ing next, the German English school of Mr.
C. H. Bergmann, in Wentworth streer, will
celebrate Christmas at the Academy of Mu-lc.
The children of the German Sunday School
will pay due honor to Santa Claus in the hall
of th? Freundschaftsbund, next Wednesday
UNION KILWINNING LOBOE, NO. 4.-At :he
annual meeting of this lodge, held last evening j
at Holme8's Lyceum, the following officers
were elected to serve for the ensuing year: J.
Adger Smythe, W. M.; J. B. Sloan, S. W.; W.
A. Wardlaw, J. W.j Douglas Nisbet, treasurer;
W. Geo. Gibbs, sacretary; W. P. DeSiUssure,
S. D.; J. R. Pringle, J. D.; L. F. Meyer, tiler.
MASONIC-At a regu'ar communication of J
Hopewell Lsdge, A. F. M., No. 127, held at
Bardwell, S. C., the following officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing year : W. H.
fjuneau, W. M.; Jeremiah Snelling, S. W.; w.
ullivan, J. W.; D. H Owens, secretary; E. D.
Owens, Treasurer; S. M. Key, tiler; B. F.
Bazley, S. D.; W. C. Boundtree, J. D.; J. R.
Turner and J. W. Roundtree. stewards.
OUR PRICES CURRENT.-We especially Invite
the attention of our merchants to THE NEWS
Prices current, issued this morning. Made
up with the utmost care, and handsomely
printed with entirely new type, it forms, with
the business card of the house forwarding it,
the most attractive and welcome weekly
commercial circular that can be used. Price,
for ten copies or more, with business cards,
two and a half cents per copy; single copies
THE NEW YORK IRON LINE.-When the hol?
iday season comes on, steamship lines else?
where look for slack times; but Charleston
tarnishes cargoes of ponderous size, even
du; lng Christmas week. The Georgia sailed
yesterday with twenty-two hundred bales of |
couti-, Including nearly three hundred sea
island, some rice, naval stores, goods, Ac;
and the Virginia sailed about the same time for
Philadelphia, with a full load. The Champion,
forjNew York, and Sea Gull for Ballimore, will
follow to-day and to-morrow, with large out?
CLUBS AND STARS.-William B -rley, for being
drunk and unable to take care of himself in
Magazine street, was sentenced to pay a fi: e
of one dollar or spend five days in the
House of Correction.
Tnomas Griffith, for lying drunk on the
corner of Market and Meeting streets, was
visited with a similar flue, and an alternative
of ten days in the House of Correction.
Sire Grlmball, a colored votary of Bacchus,
was fined fifty cents for being drunk and disor?
TUE NEW POSTOFFICE was opened to the
.public yesterday morning for the first time
Jlfince its renovation, and the mails were de?
livered with as much regularity and precision
as If it had been the Postoffice all the year
round. Business men fell Into the new ar?
rangements quite naturally, and a general sat?
isfaction at the turn things had taken seemed
to prevail. After the battering it received
during the war, (rom the guns of Mr. Gilmore,
it was lor some time doubted whether the
Duding would ever Again be used as a Post
oflice. During the latter pir?. of the war a
number of applications wen* made to pur?
chase the premises, but the State not beinj
willing to sell more than thc building
itseit, the offers were withdrawn. Soon after
the war, an effort was made by a number of ?
our citizens to have a new postofflce erected
on the site of the oid Theatre, which was to
be purchased for the purpose. With a large
building already In Its possession, the govern?
ment declined to erect a new postoffice, and
the bill was- killed in Congress. Later, a com?
mittee of three members, consisting of Messrs.
William Ravenel, chairman, and E. Willis and
Colonel Richard Lathers, were appointed by
the Chamber of Commerce, by whom a peti?
tion waa filed In Congress for an appropria?
tion to place the building at the head of
Broad street in a proper condition to be
occupied by the United States pastal
department. Tat committee went to
Washington, where they were heard w'ith
all attention by, and received every assistance
in their power from, Senators Sawyer and
Robertson. Through the aid of these sena?
tors and the untiring exertions of the commit?
tee, a sufficient appropriation was made to de?
fray the expense of repairing the building,
and the result oi the appropriation was ex?
perienced yesterday morning bj the public
when they received their malls at the old
place. The change is a most acceptable one.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
A meeling of the Chamber of Commerce was
heh! yesterday at 12 M.. President ?S. Y. Tupper
in the chair.
The chairman announced that the meeting
had been called for the purpose ol consider?
ing the matter of the cotton tax, and lo hear
from Colonel Roberson Topp, of Memphis,
Tenn., on the subject.
A communication from Mr. Jo?. L. Tobias
was read to the effect tnat the importing mer?
chants of Baltimore were allowed to pay
duties on foreign goo is in currency, and that
the collector of that port was authorized
by the secretary of the treasury to receive
currency at the 12 M. value ol gold in New
York on the same day. The extreme scarcity
of cola in Charleston make lt most desirable
that our merchants should be allowed the
On motion of Mr. William Ravenel, the com?
munication was submitted to the president,
with instruction? to commuuicate with the
secretary of the treasury, and a?k that the
same privilege be allowed this as other cities.
The following report was rt-ad:
The committee con-Hing of Messrs. E. H.
Frost, chairman: E. Wi lis, F.J. Pelzer, Geo.
H. Walter and L. D. Mowry, appoiuted by a
former meetinn of this chamber to investigate
the question of the colton tax, have done so,
and Herewith subm't iheir report:
In memorials lo Congress on this subject
emanating from the Chamber of Commerce of
the City ol Memph's. lruin the Chamber of
Commerce ol Hie City of New Orleans, and
from the Merchants' Exchange ot the City of
St. Louis, we find nil the issues which can pos?
sibly arise treated with such fullness, fairness
and great abi lty that we are saved the neces?
sity ot investigating and reporting upon a sub?
ject already exhausted.
We point to the argument* used la those
memorials, and we hereby adopt and indorse
the same as true in every respect, especiilly
ihe arguments urged, inleoded to show the
course of trade relative to cotton, and that
the lax could not and was not added into the
price, and made to f ill upon the consumption
It ls therelore resolved by the Chamber of
Commerce of Charleston
That we consider the tix, which was levied
on cotton, was em:nen ly unjust, partial,
and we think t hinly in violatiou of the con?
That we consider such legislation well cal?
culated to engender incurable eviis, and that
tbe wrongs perpetrated by the same should be
promptly redressed by refunding the money
collected under such oppressive and unconsti?
That we hereby earnestly but most respect?
fully memoria izo Congress to refund the
moneys collected under those cotton tax laws.
That the president of this Chamber be and
is hereby requested to lay these proceedings
before the Congress of the United S:ate?, and
tnat be lay the same belore the Governor and
Legislature of this State, now io session, with
a respectful request that they shall join with
and aid in in such efforts as they may deem
best to accomplish the objects intended; and
tha'. an official copy be furnished the senators
and representatives in Congress from this
Captain George H. Walter here introduced
Colonel Topp, who aidres?ed the Chamber,
giving them an Interesting review of the origin
of the cotton tax, the steps taken to have the
tax refunded, and showing (he importance of
the resolutions offered by ihe committee
The resolutions were unanimously adopted.
bon A. G. Magrath was then elected a mem?
ber ol the board, after which the meeting ad?
DROWNED IN ASHLEY RIVER.
A Boat Capsized-Straggling with tl?e
Waves-A Watery Grave.
Between ten and eleven o'clock on Thurs
morning two colored meu attempted to cross
Ashley River, Just below the Savannah and
Charleston Railroad Ferry, in a small batteau
loaded with wood. A strong wind was blow?
ing which camed a heavy sea, and when the
boar reached the m'ddle of ihe stream she
tilled and capsized. The two men being
thrown into ihe water one of them seize! and
clung to the bottom of the boat. The other, '
who was one-armed, failed to catch hold, '
and went down. He was seen to rise
Ihrice, and struggling amid the waves, j
after which he disappeared from view.
As soon as the accident was observed, a boat
putout from the steamer Fannie, ant one '
from a point lower down the river. They ar?
rived in time to rescue the man clingingto
the boat, but his comrade bad been drowned
in his sight. The names of the colored men
could not be ascertained, but they are well '
known as rafting men. It has been the prac?
tice af some of these men to go to the wharf
ol the Savannah and Charleston Railroad,
across the river, and throw the wood piled
up lhere into the river. Next day they go around
In their boats, collect the wood In the marsh,
and sell it in the city. This boat had been
hauling for wood in the marsh, and was re?
turning with a heavy load when the accident
THE GRAND LODGE A. F. M.
The End of the Session.
After the election of the officers of the Grand
Lodge for the ensuing year, the Lodge entered
into an election for a hall committee, which
resulted in the choice of ihe following masters
of city lodges to serve on the committee: J.
Adger Smythe, chairman; T. Y. Simon?, B. S.
Mucken'u??, Wm. Tennent, Wm. L. King and
J. E. Burke.
The newly-elected officers of the Grand
Lodge were then duly installed, when the fol?
lowing gran! officers were appointed: Bros.
Wm. Elliott and H. Villeneaux, G. S. D.; Prot
T. S. Hacker and W. L. Reed, G. J. D. ; Bros.
B. S. Muckenfuss and R. West, stewards; Bro.
J. D. Corbett, grand pursuivant; Bro. P. K.
Coburn, gran I marsha'; Bro. W. A. Wilson,
Some unfinished business of no public in!cr?
est was then disposed of, and a little after one
o'clock the Lodge called off until the next an?
Haul Arrivals-December 18.
D. H. Traxler, Summerville. S. C.; H. Mil?
ler, Galveston; W. Graham, Sivannah; J. S.
Burroughs, Coawayboro', S. C.; A. H. Thomp?
son, Graham's; F. V. Walsh, Sumter, S.C.;
W. S. A. Huggins, Williamsburg; Mr. and Mts.
Slgman, Connecticut; F. C. Gibbes, Cooper
River; J. B. E. Vance, Newberry, C. H. ; W.
R. McClellan, Sumter.
Goorge S. Balcom, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. D.
H. Showers, New York; A. E. Cole, New
York;A. Wright, Savannah; CP. Leslie and
servant, Columbia, S. S. ; J. N. Teague, Black?
ville, S. C.
George H. Hubbell, Cincinnati; N. S. Fin?
ney, Brunswick; H. Young, City; J. V. Jones,
Georgia; Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Burroughs, Savan?
nah; E. S. Johnston, Wm. H. Burroughs,
Quincy, 111., Wm. P.Clyde, New York; C.S.
McCall, J. A Calhoun, South Carolina; Hardy
Solomon, F. H. Girder, Columbia; A. D. Fred?
erick, Orangeburg; H. Rusnig, W. Graham,
Savannah; E. M. Cherry. Florida; A. J. Bent?
ley, New York City; A. Gilbert, Florida; W. J.
McClary, Winnsboro'; N. J. Leake, City; Geo.
Swift, Wheeling; Wm. P. Mattack, wife and
child, Virginia; Mrs. J. Clark and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Peck, Bluffton; P. W. Fra?
ser, Georgetown; L. F. Johnson. Massachu?
setts; C. W. Fox, Allanta; A. J. Coe. Boston,
Ed. Carro's, Branchville.
HINTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
WHAT TO BUT, AN'D WHERE TO GET IT.
Santa Claus, though the soul of benevolence,
is very systematic in his way of doing busi?
ness. AH lim ihe children know about the
good old gentleman is that he fi'la their stock?
ings on Christmas eve. little thinking that for
days before that eventful night he is busy mak?
ing up his pircels. The fraternal relations
between Sint i Clatu and TUE NEWS enable us
to tell the public where the reindeer most de
1'ght lo call.
This !s Gaelic or Heathen Chinee for an ex?
quisite perfume distilled by the weil known
chemist, Charlemagn?. at the time ol his mar?
riage to the Queen of Sheba. The secret was
revealed to ihe Cham of Tartary by his prime
minster, Joan of Arc. who sold the recipe to
the renowned Lubin, of Pan?, all whose
wares are sold by Dr. H. Daer, No. 131 Meeting
The F. P. 5. M.
The Weed F. F. Sewing Machine is one
which enjoys ahijrh degree of popularity with
thc pracilcal public. Its reputation aa a flrst
class lamily machine has been long establish?
ed, and the agent, D. B. Has'.etoa, desires
nothing belier, to begin with, thin a call at
his office, No. 301 Kin,' street, where he will
convince the public of the excellence of the
F. F. S. M.
Civilized Man Cannot Live Without
A scolding wife and a smoking cltTmney are
enumerated by the old saw BS two of thc great?
est evils to which the male species are sub?
jected in their journey through 1 A'. For ihe
former evil we can off-.r nothing but a deep
sympaihy; for the latter we refer the stiff?rer
with confidence to the cooking stoves on ex?
hibition at Me?srs. Adams, Damon & Co., No
10 Broad street. Their assortment ol' house
furnishlDg articles and kitchen utensils is
varied and extensive, and cannot lail to com?
mend" itself to the prac ical maD. Go to No.
IC Broad street, and bid defiance to smoke
and Inconvenience in the domestic hearth.
REAL ESTATE SALE.-The lot of land with
the buildings, No. 79, on the south side of |
Broad street, twenty-six leet in Iront by two
hundred and ten feet deep, was so'd yester?
day morn ng, at auction, by R. M. Marshall &
Brother, for two thousand three hundred dol?
lars; one-third cash, and the balance in one
and two years._
DAN RICE COMING.-The approach of this
veteran and acknowledged leader ot all cir?
cus showmen in this country, with a splendid
company, has thrown the Juvenile community
into a high state ot excitement. This season
he is said to have eclipsed all fermer effortp.
and organized a troupe of gymnasts, acrobats,
equestriennes and trapeze performers, com?
posed wholly of leaders In their profession.
His wondcrlul trained horse3, comic mules
and performing dogs are peculiar to Dan Rice,
and enough to make an audience spilt its
sides. The canvas will be heated by furnaces
a?i lighted brilliantly by the potable gas.
The circus ls one of the best appointed in the
country, and Is just the thing the young peu?
ple want to make Caihtmas complete.
RETRENCHMENT AND TUE HEALTH \
TO THE EDITOR OF TUE NEWS.
An article In your Issue ol the 19ib says
"We are intormed that there are some 'grave?
err?rs ia the letter Blgned 'Retrenchment,
printed in THE NEWS of yesterday." "Retrench?
ment" alluded to a contract between the Cily
CouDcil and faculty to supply medical attend?
ance, Ac, to thc city Institutions, and asked if j
such a conttuct was in existence why elect a
physician ? The object cf the writer was to
attract the notice of the committee of Council
tor Investigation as to the exlsieuce ol such a
contract, and If SD, to save lo the treasury six
hundred dollars per annum.
Your Informer sajs that, "us regards the
llarine Hospital, the faculty had a contract
with the United Stutts Government to finnish
medical attendance to this hospital," ?bc.
Your Informer is here Incorrect. The faculty
had no contract with the United States Goc
nmment, btu with the City Council of Charles
(on, and this contract was in perpetuity for a
valuable consideration. Such a contract can?
not "lapse." It may be Interrupted for a time,
but can never be terminated, and may be "re?
sumed when the contracting parties deem
't to their interest to revive lt."
Upon reference to the file of ihe Courier,
January, 1861, we find a letter of Dr. Frost,
dear of the faculty, to a committee of the City
Council, wh<> soys: "I beg leave to staid that
the sense of the faculty on the purport ol
your letter la, that the same arrangements
which exisUd between the City Council and the
falculty remain in force," Ac.
Again In May 18G1, "Dr. Henry R. Frost,
dean of the medical facility, Inform'ng Conn?
ell of the election ol Dr. \V. C. Horlbeck as
physician to hospital." This would app'ar to
that period ol time; the faculty again recog?
nized the contracts.
Your inlormer says "that the United States
Bold the hospital building, and contracted
with the city that the physician of the
City Hospital should attend the patients who
should be sent to the hospital by the govern?
Previous to the war an agreement existed
between the Government and City Council to
take care of seamen. I am Informed, that a
similar agreement has been entered into willi
the secretary of Ihe treasury anJ eily on the
same ierro.9 as previous lo the wur, lor the
support of the seamen. It is with the elly,
"and not that the physician of the hospital
should alt .'nd."
Mr. Editor, your informer may bc cor?
rect In his Information, but there are some
"grave errors." In his statement notwiibrand?
Eionomy scorns to be the leading raoiive
with our intelligent Council, and no doubt the
able committee in charge ol the heallh reform
bills will Investigate this subject fully, before
the bills are passed or ra'Iflcd.
The only object of the writer io noticing this
subject In your valuable Journal, (and this will
be the last,) is economy.
"HAVE you seen those Singer 'New Family'
Sewing Machines, with folding tops ?"' "Yes,
and they are really elegant."
FRENCH CHINA CUPS AND SAUCERS.-A
beautiful assortment just opened at Von San
ten's Bazaar, next door to Academy of Music.
IN MIKINO your holiday purchases don't
lorget that Gardner has a large assortment of |
choice and fresh Confectionery, which he is
selling at unusally low prices, at his up-town
establishment, No. 449 King Btreet, near Cal?
houn. ^ dec21-2*
To BUSINESS MEN.-Save your money by
purchasing your Blank Books at the East
Bay News Room. decl4
A GRAND CHRISTMAS GIFT.-The finest Im?
ported Musical Box ever brought to this city
for raffle at Von Santen's Bazaar, King street.
Two hundred and fifty chances at two dollars
a chance. List rapidly filling up.
HAVE YOU SEEN HAYDEN'S CHRISTMAS
"SPREAD ?" No ! Well, theD, take my ad?
vice and give bim a cal!. Don't wait until the
last day, for then his splendid assortment will
be broken and you will find lt difficult to be
JUST RECEIVED a fresh supply of Underwear
GooJs at Menke A Mu 1er'?, No. 325 King
street. __ decl6
ALL THOSE in rjeed of Broadcloth?, Cassi
meres, Doeskin?, Beavers, Ac. will do well by
calling on us lo take advantage of the twenty
five per cent, reductiou of prices in this line
of goods. Tailors are invited to price the
goods. Samples given. FaRCnaoTT, BENE?
DICT A Co.
"KETLESS WATCHES."-We have just re?
ceived per steamer Ville de Paris from Havre
an Invoice cf fine Gold Stem Winders and
Chronograph?, from the celebrated factory of
Patek Philippe A Co., Geneva, to which we
desire to call the attention of purchasers.
CARRINGTON, THOMAS & Co., Jewellers and di?
rect Importers, No. 256 King street. declO
REMOVED.-John Commins has removed
from No. 131 Meeting street to No. 308 King
Street, five doors above Wentworth. Any
person wishing good substantial Boots and
Shces-no paper bottoms-will please give a
call. A few cases of Ladies' Winter Slippers
(flannel lined) at $1 50 per pair.
THE "HOME SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINE"
uses the Straight Needle, makes the Lock
Stitch (alike ou botb side?.) and Is one of the
most useful and fashionable Christmas Gifts
you could present to your lady friends-$25
and $37. _ decS-fmwlO
ONE DOLLAR WRITING DESKS.-Superior lo
any sold heretofore. HASEL STREET BAZAAR,
and EAST BAT NEWS-ROOM. dec20
MAGNIFICENT MEERSCHAUM PIPES, from $lto
$200 each, suitable for Christmas presents, will
be sold cheap during this week. A Prize
Wheel ls connected with this establishment by
which you moy draw one of the above Pipes
for 25 cents only. Call at Emperor William
C gar Store, No. 310 King street. Specie in
change. WM. ScunoDER, Proprietor.
CHEILLET'S PARIS KID GLOVES-every pair
warranted. These Gloves will be taken back
even alter wear, for any imperfection?, such as
tearing or ripping.
Paris, 20 Rue de la Paix.
London, 53 Regent street.
New York, 929 Broadway.
[ Boston, 9 Temple Place.
FURCHOGTT, BENEDICT A Co., sole Agents
for Charleston._ nov3-6mos
OVERCOATS, from $8 to $25, at Menke A
Muller's, No. 325 King street. declG
CHEAPER THAS EVER ?-Writing Desk?,
Photograph Albums and Pocket-Books, at
Hasel s?reet Bazaar. decH
THE UNANIMOUS VERDICT of ihe ladies is
that the best selection of Portemonnaies aDd
Russia Goods are to be found at HAYDEN'S.
No. 272 King s.reet. _ ' dec!8-6
Go AND INSPECT the handsome Stock of j
Clothing at Menke A Muller's, No. 325 KlDg
street. _ _ decl6
CROQUET ! CROQUET ?-The cheapest in the
city. HASEL STREET BAZAAR. dec20
WILSON'S CASED LIQUORS.-Having long
seen tbe necessity of placing a pure and un?
adulterated stimulant before the public for
medicinal purposes, we have determ'ned lo
pack the following favorite brands ol' liquor
in cases consisting of one bott le each of Plnet,
Castlllou A Co.'s Brandy, Private Stock Port,
"Pale Family" Sherry, "Old Velvet" Bourbon,
Jamaica Rum, "Cabinet" Gin, Loch Katrine
(Scot.) Whiskey, which we sell at ten ($10)
dollars per case. To our friends we will say
that we guarantee the purity of the above.
They are endorsed by our leading physicians,
and tire, without any doubt, erst-class goods.
Send orders to WILSON'S GROCERT, Box No.
383, C. arieston, S. C. No charge lor deliver?
AN ELEGANT ASSORTMENT of Children's Hats
at Plenge's, No. 201 King Btreet. decl9-5
GAMES AND PICTURE BOOKS, at popular
price?, at H?sel street Bazaar. dec!4
Fr>R A STYLISH AND ELEGANT HAT, at popu?
lar j. i ices, go to Plenge's, No. 201 King street.
FURS.-FCRCHGOTT, BENEDICT A Co., No. 244
King street, offer extraordinary bargains In
Furs. Few more cases of all kinds and prices
received, and will be sold at extremely low
THE DAY OF FORTUNE approaches. The
Academy of Music, with tho, other grand
prizes of the Scheme, will be drawn for Jan?
uary 8th. Get your tickets in time, from Eben
Coffin, sub-agent, at No. 29 Broad street.
fl. (I HOS.
We are this day opening a Fresh Supply of
PIANOFORTES, received by Schooner Phelps.
Persons Intending purchasing will do well to call
and examine Styles and Prices.
dec22-2 HENRY SI EGLING.
Scrjo ng ittiuljincs.
TUE "ELIAS HOWE" MACUINE OV?R OTHEBS !
First.-The pub ic know it to be durable. A
conclusive evideuce to, twenty years have not
placed second hand ' HOWE" Macnines In the
market lt cannot be said of any other machine.
Second.-It contatos the material for its own
Th.id.-It ha? less wearing points than any
F'ourth.-It draws up a stitch as yoa do by
hand;others do not.
Finn.-You have perfect control over both
threads; others have not.
Sixth.-It gives o?r thread in proportion to thc
thickness of fabric sewed, thereby avoiding slow
motion ovi r feam*, dropping stitches and break?
ing oi needles-a great objtctlou to ali other ma?
Seventh.-It sews a tight seam In cassimere,
burying the thread on either side, and then a
tissue paper, without change of tension.
Eighth.-The presssr foot ts easily swung out
of tue way wheu you set a needle or put uiider
work. It s not so with any other.
Among the many "FIRST PREUIUMS" award?
ed THE h LI As UuWE SEWING MACHINES, may
be mentioned the following:
The International Exh Dicion of all Nation?,
London, 1862, a Gold Medal.
New York Mate Fair, I860.
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1367, a Gold Medal.
Cross of the Legion of Honor to Elias Howe,
Jr.. as Original Inventor.
Ohio State Fair, 186S.
New York State Fair, 1869.
Vermont Stale Fair, 1868.
Recollect that Mr. Ho IVE was the Original In?
ventor of Sewi?if Machines, and gave twenty
years of his ure to perfecting this Machine.
EVERY MACHINE IS FOLLY WARRANTED
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
IN EVERY CASE.
MW If you are prejudiced In favor of any par?
ticular Machine, at least examine THE HOWE
before y ou purchase.
OFFICE No. 302 KINO STREBT.
ALFRED G. ELY,
ec:: c-sw imo Agent South Carolina.
fflrp. Oooos, Ut.
287! 2S7! S87!
STOLL, WEBB & CO.,
No. 287 King Street,
OPPOSITE THE MASONIC TEMPLE
We beg to call special attention to or.c o' the
largest btjcxs o? DRY G0ODS we have ever
Each Department is weil.stocked with every
article that a Country Merchant, Planter or
Housekeeper can want for general use
STRIPES RED FLANNELS
TICKS WHITE FLANNELS
CALICOES CANTON FLANNELS
COLORED SILKS BLACK SILKS
SATINETS BLACK VELVErEENS
CASSI M ERES COLORED VELVETEENS
COLORED BLANKETS B ED BLANKETS
LACE GOODS HOSIERY
GLOVES KID GLOVES- $1
RIBBONS SASH RIBBONS
BLACK DRESS GOODS LINENS
COLORED DRESS GOODS SHEETINGS
NOTION8 AND TRIMMIN08 OF
Together with every atticie usually kept in a
first-class Dry QoodsHouse, which we are offer?
ing at the lowest cash prices.
We beg to call special attention to Borne special
lines or CHEAP GOODS:
1 ca-e WHITE BLANKETS, at $1 25 each Blanket
1 bale Colored Blankets, at 00 cents each Blanket
50 dozen Linen Towels, at $1 per dozen
25 dozen Damask Doilies, at 65 cents per dozen
50 dozen Huck Towels, at is cents, very cheap.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN L. C. HANDKER?
60 dozen at TO and 75 cents-all Linen
60 dozen Hemstitched, very cheap, at $2, $250
l lot of Hemstitched, all Linen, at 16 cents each,
50 dozen Linen Cambric Handkerchie s, at $2,
won h $2 53
1 case Assorted Del das end rollins, In very
good sty les, at 20 cents.
Together with every Tarlety lu every other De?
partment at the lowest prices, to bc jvund
STOLL, WEBB & CO.,
deci8-6_287 KINO STREET.
R~? C LA-M A T I ON.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1
CITY OF CUAKLESTON, December lt?, 1871.1
For the purpose of prevent lug accidents, know
au men by these presents that 1, JOHN' A. WAG
ENER, Mayor of the City aforesaid, do hereby
Issue this my Proclamation, forb dding the firing
of squibs, crack*rs, guns, pistols, Ac, In the pub
He thoroughfares or the City daring the aproach
ing holidays. The following places are, however,
designated where the tiring or auch squibs, AC,
will be allowed: Whitepoint Garden, Hampstead
Mall, Gadsden's Oreen, weat end of Brea 1 s tri et.
and within private yards. The Chief of Police ls
hereby directed to enforce thia Proclamation by
arresting all persons violating the same, who will
be dealt with according to Ordln ince.
Tne above will be in torce from 20th December,
1871, to 2d January, 1S72.
Wittie- s my hand and the Seal or the City.
[L.S.] JOHN A. WAGENER, Mayor.
Officia': W. W. SIMONS, Clerk of Council.
JJON'T LET THE
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY SLIP!
POSITIVE DRIWINtt, JAN. 8, 1872.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAND AND
IMMIGRATION GIFT CONCERTS
Will take place
On the day appointed.
SECURE YOUR TICKETS AT ONCE !
WAH O.dera Strictly Confidential.-??
2405 Gifts, amounting to.8500,000
The chances ore unusually good-one ticket In
every sixty two ls sure to draw a prize.
Orders for Tickets received up to the 5th of Jan?
uary, after which time no more Tickets will be
SINGLE TICKETS 85 EACH.
NO POSTPONEMENT !
COMMISSIONERS AND SUPERVISORS OF DBAWINO :
General A. R. WRIGHT, of Georgia,
General BRADLEY T. J3UNS0N, of Virginia.
Colonel B. II. RUTLEDGE, of South Carolina.
Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, of New York.
Great inducement and reduction in price of
Tickets to Clubs.
Remittances can be made to us, and the tickets
will be sent by return mall by
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.,
Charleston, S. C., or onr Agents.
General M. C. BUTXSR. JOHN CHADWICK.
General M. w. GARY.
Tickets can be procured of E. SE BRING A CO.,
and J. L. MOSES, General Agents, No. 34 Broad
9lnttion 0aUt~~8i)if Stop
By If, Y. LEITCH & R. S. BRUNS,
COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF DEN?
TIST'S Instruments, Tools ami Fn:nlture,
Will be sold TMS DAY, 22d December, at No.
loi Me. ting street, the late residence ol Dr. B. A.
l.odrlnues, at 10 o'clock,
The largest assortment of DENTIST MATERIAL
in the Sonth. consisting in part of:
LATBES. Vulcanizes, ope atlng Chairs Me?
chanical Table, Teeth, Dental Instrument? of the
most approved and modern inventions. The
Instruments wiil be sold In Sets or Cases to suit
purchaseis. Arning them are four complete
Cases beautifully arranged.
HOCSF.UOLD FURNITUR- , consisting in part
of Brussels Carpets, Rep Sofas, chaire, Mirrors.
French Flower Vases, Tables, Pictures*, Arm
i h nrs, sideboard, Marble-Top Tables. D. esstng
Case, Centre Tables, stove. Ac._de?22
By J. A. EXSLOW & CO.
SALE FOR DI VISION-STEAMER
AGNES AND FLAT.
THIS DAY, 'i2d instant, at ll o'clock,will be sold
at south A. laut ic Wharf,
Tue steam Propeller AGNFS, lately used ss a
Water-boa". She ls 27 15-100 tons register; built
in 1806; 48 4-10 fen ia length, 10 MO feet in
breadth, and 4 7-10 feet la deptb. Uss two Fur
t( en hor>e Power Engines influe order, having
been lately thoroughly ove hauled; built in Glas?
gow, with Tubular Perpendicular Boiler.
Also, will be sold, at the same time and place,
une Wood FLAT, capable of carrying from 20
to ?6 cords Wood.
Terms or ea:e-One hair cash; the remainder m
six aud twelvemonths; approved endorsed city
paper, with bank interest added.
N. B. can be treated for at private sale previous
to day of sale._ dec22
By MILE? DRAKE.
BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS.
? BIS MORNING, at 10 o'c'ock i will sell a'
my bt re, corner of King and Llher y streets,
A laige lice of Men's and Boys' BOOTS and
SHOES, on acconn; of oaanufactarers, to cloie j
consignments. Consisting of M n's Boots, Bro?
gans, Malakoff. Balmorals. Congress, Bluchers,
English iles, Wax, Calf. Buff, serge and Goat j
Ba morals and Polish, Children's and Misses' Bal?
morals and Pollsn, Men's Army Eoots and Bro?
Also, a large sssoriment of Men's and Boys'
Wool and Felt H tTd._dec22
By ?X McKAY,
CHRISTMAS G "ODS, CATHOLIC
BOOKS FOR HOLIDAY PKESENTS, Ac
Will sell THIS DAY, (Friday.) at his store. No.
140 Meeting street, at io o'clock,
A general assortment of TOYS, Cordial Sets.
Vas s. Plated Tea, Seta Butter Dishes, Plated
Knives and Forks, English Dinner and Dessert
Knives; a \\r?e lot of well bound Catholic Books,
suitable for presenta A line assortment of Gold
and Plated Jew? lry, twenty-five Gold. Silver and
Orlde Watches, sixty lots assorted I), v Goo.ls. to
c ose consignments, and thirty pairs 10-4
Blankets, wm sell a few pieces of Hous-hold Fur
ti-ure, at half-past ? o'clock. Sae without re
serve. Terms ca? h._dec22
Bj WM. MCKAY.
BARGAINS I BARGAINS ! BARGAINS I
TOYS, JEWELRY. CLOTUISG fcc, AC .
Will be sjld at No. 420 King street, near Cal
hons, at Man of Red Flag. EVERY NIGHT, at
hair past, 7 o'clock, until entire st jck ls closed,
A large variety of TOYS, china and Glassware,
Plated Sets. Casters, Ac, Ladles' Cloaks, Hosiery,
Ready-Made Clothing, and 1000 lots of sundries,
suitable for holiday presents. dec20
Drn ?OO?8, Ut.
J. R. READ'S.
PLAIN COLORED SILKS,
IN POULT DE SOIE AND JAPANESE,
J. R. READ'S.
BLACK MOHAIR CORDS,
BLACK SATEENS AND BLACK MERINOS.
J.'R. READ'S. **
BLACK SILK VELVETS
BLACK AND COLORED VELVETEENS.
J. R. READ'S.
RICH DRESS GOODS
MEDIUM PRICED DBESS GOODS.
_J. R. READ'S._
(HARRIS'S "SEAMLESS" KID GLOVES,)
ALSO, FRENCH KID GLOVES IN VARIETY,
One and two Battons, $t, $125 and Si 60.
_J. R. READ'S._
J. R. READ'S.
RIBBONS, FANCY NECKTIES,
HANDKERCHIEFS, LACES AND EM?
_J. R. READ'S._
NECKTIES, LINEN SHIRT FRONTS, HAND?
KERCHIEFS AND GLOVES.
J. R. READ'S.
UC? Al LH COLLARA
SETS AND SLEEVES, INFANTS' CLOAKS
J. R. READ'S.
TABLE DAMASKS, NAPKIN8,
TOWELS AND WHITE LISENS, LINEN
AND COTTON SHEETINGS.
J. R. READ'S.
u juo.imti'j iiii
CORSETS AND UNDERVESTS.
J. R. READ'S.
CLOAKS AND SHAWLS,
LADIES' SUITS, CHILDRENS' CLOAKS,
LADIES' JACKETS, SACQUES, Ac.
J. R. READ'S,
OCt27-tnths6mos No. 263 KING ST.
OYSTER SHELL LIME, THE MOST VALUABLE
RENOVATOR OF LAND KNOWN.
300,000 bushels of SHELL LIME for sale, deliv?
ered on any of the navigable rivers of Sonth
Carolina or Georgia, at thirteen cents per bushel,
or five dollars per ton, bags extra.
BOWEN A MERCER,
L?ne Barners, No. 61 south Gay street,
Annum Salts-~?ntnte Ba*}*
Bj S. C. BI AC K,
ASSIGNEE'S SALE. THURSDAY, JA
UART 2?, 1872.-In the matter nf TU I
DORK STONEY, a Bankrupt, in re BEHRE
M?LLMANN, surviving partner of Boll OD a
Brorhers-In the District Conrt of the Unll
Bj virtue of the decretal order of the Honoral
George S. Bryan, Jndge of me said Court, 1 ?
offer for sale at pnbltc auction, at ll o'clock
M., on the 26TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1872. at t
corner of Broad street and East Bay, near tne C
Post office, In the eli y of Charle-ton,
All that valuable SEA I-LA COTTON PLA
TATION, known as '-Lanni Bill,? situate In Chrl
Chnrch Pariah, In the County of Charleston, co
faining leoi acres, ana conflating of six separa
Tracts of Land, as set forth on plat made J
Charles Parker, aurveyor, on 19th December, 18S
bounded to the north on Lands of J. H. Wann
Jr., an'i H. L. Toomer; to the south on Lands
Phillp Porcher and the Messrs. Horlbeck; to tl
easton Lands of H. L. P. McCormick: and to tl
west on Lands of Robert D. Parker.
. TOO ETHER WITH,
All that other TRACT OF LAND, formerly ra
of the Plantation called "Elm Uro ve," situate.
the Pariah and Connty aforesaid, containing l
acres; bounded to the north on Land now or la
of George White; to the east on Land ot H. L. \
McCormick;,to the south on Land of Phillp Po
clur; and to the wast on said "Laurel Hill" Plai
Terms of Sale-One-half cash, and tho balam
payable in one year, with interest at 7 per cen
Irom day of sale, secured by bond or parchas*
and mortgage of the premises sold. Puichaser i
pay for stamps and papera.
dec22-ftuiothl L. W. Q'HEAR, Assignee.
R. M. MARSHALL & BRO.,
SALE OF A VALUABLE PLANTATION
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN/
CHARLESTON COUNTY-In the Common Pleas.
DANIEL R. SORTWELL TS. WILLIAM BELL et a
By virtue or a Decretal Order In the above state
cace, I will sell on THURSDAY, the 4th of Jane
arv next, at ll o'clock?at the Old Postoffke,
The PLANTATION In M. James Goose C eel
known as the Spring Grove Plantation, contal!
lng 1290 acres, more or less; bounded on the non
by the main road, leading from Strawberry Ferr
to Charleston; on the east by the Mepahew Plat
tatton, belonging to John Lewis Gervais; on th
south by lands or the e tate or Robert Hume, an
on the weat by lands of Mrs. Broughton.
Th it PLANTATION in sr. James Goose Creel
known as Pine Grove, containing ?soo acres, mor
ur leas; bounded on the north ny Spring Grov
Plantation; on the cast by lands of P. O. Stone]
and on the west by laud - or the estate or Odom.
Terms-One-third cash; balance on acredito
one and two years, seenred by a bond or bonds o
the purchaser, bearing Interest .at the rate of
per coat, per annum, payable annually, and i
mortgage of the premises. Purchaser to pay fo
papers and atarnos.
SAMUEL LORD, JR.,
Bj W. ?. LEITCH & R, S. BRUNS,
SALE OF VALUABLE REAL EST ATI
by order of the Fx-cntor.
Will be sold on THURSDAY, 28th Instant, at 11
o'clock, at the Old Poatofflce, tne following desi
rabie REAL ESTATE:
That Three and a Half Story BRICK STORE ant!
RESlDENCE,*with elate to jr, double piazzas anc
Kitchen, situated at the southeast corner o
East Bay and Adger'a South Wharf. Said Dwel?
ling contains 4 square and 2 attic rooms, besldei
a large store.
Lot measures 24 feet front on East Bay by 83
feet In depth on Adger's Whare
That Two and a Half Story BRICK STORE?
HOUSE on the non h aide of Vanderhorst'a Wharf,
running through to Adger's Wharf, (formerly oc?
cupied by Mesar?. Caper* A ney ward.)
Lot measures 24 lett front on Vanderhorst'a
Wharf by 9$ feet on alley running through to
Terms-One third cash; balance in one and
two years, with Interest. Purchaser to pay na
for papers and stamps.
AT PRIVATE SALE,
Tba*; Two and a Half S ory RESIDENCE, on
brlok fonndatlon, with fine Billiard Room, Kitchen
and stable, and situated at the northwest corner
of President and Bee streets, with one Garden,
sufficiently large for Horticultural purpose?.
Lot measures In front on Bee atreet 310 feet by
240 feet In depth on President.
For terms apply to No. 85 Broad atreet.
Bj W. Y. LEITCH & R, S. BRUNS,
STEAM GRIST HILL IN COMPLETE
order, King street, east side, a few doora from
Win be sold on THURSDAY, January 4 th, at the
Old Poatofflce, at ll o'clock.
That eligibly located STEAM GRIST MILL,,
known as "Mopplebeln s Mil," King street, ea* t
side, a few doora south of Line street, consisting
in part of:
1 S fr. AM ENGINE, 0 Horse Power
1 Boiler, 8 Horse Power
30-inch French Burr Stones, Ac , Ac.
Gruio mg c ipa i ty about 176 bushels par day, all
In complete runn ng order.
Building 20 feet by 60 feet ld depth.
Tne land can be rented on a lease for $160 per
VALUABLE WHARF PROPERTY FOB
on MONDAY, the second day of January next,
at 12 o'clock M.. before tbe Courthouse, In George?
town, I will offer for sale, at Publi ) outcry,
All that Valuable Property known a? CUTTINO
?.'DARF, upon which are two wo den atore
ouses- being a'roag the moat eligible lots in the
town for business purposes; measuring in front
on Bay street 60 feet, and extending to aampit
River in the rear, with a dock on one aide.
Conditions cash. Purchaser to pay for title
and atamps. R, E. FKASER,
FIRST-CLASS RIVER-BOTTOM LAND
In a high and healthy part or the State for
aale, with Flour, Gnat and Saw Mills, Cotton Gin
and Threaher, and a successful stand for a Conn
WtU be sold for partition, to the highest bid?
der, at spartanburg, s. C., on the drat MONDAY
In January, 1872, If not previously contracted for
at private sale,
The well known Plantation of CAMPOBELLA,
belonging to the Estate of the late Major H. J.
Dean, containing 1341 acres.
It ls situated on the great thoroughfare be?
tween spartanburg, s. C., and Asheville, N. C_
seventeen miles north of Spsitanburir, and
twenty-five miles nonhweat of Greenville and
five miles from Gowanavllle.
The place ls one of the moat desirable in the up?
country, being unsurpassed for health, and al?
most one quailed for the quantity and quality of
Its Reed-Bottom to be tn a Jiejl hy locality, witt?
?;ood Mills, bringing an immediate and never
ailing retnrn for the capital lnveated-having 2.0
actes of best Reed-Bottom in one body, within ene
fence, In a high state of cultivation, never having
railed even In seasons or greatest drought sabring
a good crop, while the land la constantly Improv?
ing, and the whole well ditched and drained.
loo acres or beat Crees Bottom, fresh and nu
'i he remainder of the Tract ls well wooded, In
original growth, and no green timber bas been
cut on the place In six een years.
T:,ere are rive Settlements on the place, suitable
tor tenants, and ample materials or both wood
and atone are tn sight or the Saw Min.
The Floor and Urtst Mme are well built, first
story or stone-has three sets or bolting cheats,
three run or mill atones, and make aa good Soar
as any made south or Baltimore. They have been
rebuilt, as well as the Saw Mill, within a few
years, and all have a good run of custom. The
near completion of the Alr-Llne Railroad will add
to their value.
The Mills will be contracted for feparately (as
also the Lands In lota to suit purchasers,) at pri?
Terms-Cash 18 preferred; but if more conve?
nient to purchasers, tt win be sold for one-half
cash-one four th In six months, and one-fourth In
twelve months, with Interest from day of sale,
and bond and mortgage to secure the payment of
the same. Title indisputable.
Persons wishing to examine the piace will be
directed at the Mill to Henry F. King. Esq.. or
William J. W.-iden on the place. Any information,
desired can be obtained by applying personally at
Spartanburg Courthouse to Edward J. Dean, or
Dr C. E. Fleming-or by letter to the Executrix,
MRS, MARY OWEN DEAN,
nov3-f9 Lock B> x 29. Spartanburg, 8. 0.
?nrtian*CTgT llricaU geiet?
Bj J. FRASER MATHE WES.
AT PRIVATE SALE, FOUR PLANTA?
TIONS known as Dungannon, Berry Hill,
Colsolm'8 and Myer's, on the Savannah and
Charleston Railroad, twelve miles rrom Charles?
ton, with Dwelling and other buildings, contain?
ing about 2600 acres or Cotton, Rice, Provision
and Timber Land; also, 600 acres of Pine Land
near by, known as Millbrook or Loganville Sum?
mer Se Hem en t.
A FARM of 75 acres near Six-Mile House.
That well known RESTAURANT In Haael street,
known ss ' Georges.''
Seven (7) BUILDING LOTS In the Town of Rav?
en el. '_decifl-stnfa
By ROBERT S. PRINGLE,
No. 8? Bro etd street.
FOR SALE OR RENT, A DESIRABLE"
PLANTATION on Ashepoo River, near the
Railroad Bridge, containing 145 acres Prime Rice
Land, at a good pitch of tide, an I a Tract of ex?
cellent Cotton and Provision Land, or whian,
about loo acres have been under cultivation.
gENZLNE, DOUBLE DISTILLED, ~
FOR CLEANING CLOTH ES.
For sale wholesale and retail b?
Dr? I'. I'Ar.K,
No. Kl Meeting street.