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*3- Mr. WILLIAM E. SIMMONS, Jr., and Mr.
fi. H. PORTER, ara the travelling agenta for
Tn NEWS, the, former for lower and the lat?
ter for upper South Carolina.
Meetings Thia Day.
Charleston Social Mounted Club, at half past
Sumter Rifle Club, at 7 P. M.
. Convention of Societies, at 7 P. M.
Phoenix Fire Company, at 7 P. M.
Hope Fire Company, at halt-past 7 P. M.
Palmetto Encampment, at 7 P. M.
Executive Committee of Agricultural So?
ciety, at half-past 7 P. M.
St. Andrew's Lodge, at 7 P. M.
Auction Sales Tbl*Day.
wullara McKay wilt sell at 13 o'clock, at his
store, shop goods, Ac.
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT was
not opened on Saturday, it having been ad?
journed over on Friday last until Tuesday
APPOINTMENTS.-The Governor has appoint?
ed J. L. 8cruggs a notary public for Spartan
burg County, and S. D. Gilbert county com
sioner for Beaufort County.
DIED.-Mr. WU liam Boyd, ot Belfast, Lancas?
ter County, died on the 10th. He was a good
citizen, and an elder In the Little Ri ver Pres?
feoH WATER.-The Peedee River ls said by
the Columbia Union to be greatly swollen, and
deluging the country in the vicinity of Marl?
boro'. The only route from Marlboro1 to Co?
lombia on Friday was by Wilmington, North
Carolina. The rise in the Cape Fear River ls
said te be sixty feet, and that In the Peedee ls
little If any les?.
A BOLD GAME.-About ten o'clock Saturday
night two colored boys entered Mr. P. Buch
hell's bakery, corner of Meeting and Line
streets, and one of them asked to buy some
cake. While a small boy was serving this cus?
tomer, the other leaned over the counter and
Jerked out the tm, grabbed tho contents and
made off. The police were called and one of
the boys, giving his name as Albert Harrison,
was arrested. The other, with the cash, es?
BLAZING CHIMNEYS.-On Saturday night a
chimney on the premises No. 124 Tradd street
took fire, and after-some excitement burnt,
itself out. The occupant waa reported.
About six o'clock on Saturday evening a
chimney on the premises or F. Thomas, No. 10
Barns lane, took fire and blazed like a vol?
cano for a few minutes. It was apparently
extinguished, but about two hours afterwards
the chimney blazed up again and the flames
were communicated to the shed. . By a prompt
application of water a conflagration was pre?
CLUBS%ND STARS.-James Manley, a sailor,
lodged for belog drunk and assautling a col
. ores! woman in Chalmers street, was fined two
George Christopher, a small boy hailing
from Goose Creek,' applied for lodgings and
was sent to the Old Folks' Home.
A solitary horse, found astray on King
street, cost the owner two dollars to recover
One case of drunk and disorderly was fined
Edward Robinson, a colored boy with seve?
ral aliases, was arrested on Saturday on suspi?
cion of poultry stealing.
DECASTRO OUTDONE.-On Friday night a
facetious individual, fresh from the perform?
ance of DeCastro, attempted to mesmerize his
lrlend at the Mills House by making fleures
with his lighted cigar In dangerous proximity
to the friend's face. The latter could not see
the Joke and had the amateur magician ar?
rested. The prisoner having deposited twenty
dollars at the Guardhouse returned In high
dudgeon at the action of bis friend, and went
for-bim-in the most-scientific and effective
style. The two were separated, but the unfor?
tunate friend made his appearan e at the
Mayor's court with a closed eye, swollen face,
and a nose which would have stood aoy
amount of cold water application. The Mayor
referred the matter to a trial justice.
A NOBLE DEED.-Saturday afternoon, as the
half-past two o'clock train on the Northeast?
ern Railroad was approaching the city, a small
colored child tried to walk across the track,
just opposite the turpentine distillery of
Messrs.-Chapeau A Co., near the Forks of the
Road. The child was a girl, about four years
old, and, as tfn engine rushed upon ber, she
stood paralyzed with fear In the middle ol the j
track. Her situation was seen by Levi
Owens, an employee at the works, and, leap?
ing from the shop, he made towards the panic
stricken child. The engine was rushing on
within a few yards of her as he ran ahead of lt
and seized her by one arm. With the impetus
with which he was running he succeeded In
tossing her about ten feet from the road Into
a newly-ploughed corn field, and leaped aside
himself In the nick of time, as the iron horse
with Its heavy train thundered by, with a
screech from the whistle. The child was
picked up unhurt from the field by her gallant
preserver, who brought her back to her pa- j
rents amid the congratulations of the neigh-1
STATE CIRCUIT COURT.-The General Ses?
sions was opened on Saturday at ten A. M.,
Hon. R F. Graham presiding.
In the matter of William Gurney, county
treasurer, the judge Issued an order that the
.Jurors and constables In attendance on the
present term of the court be paid upon ?ie pre?
sentation of their certificates.
The toUowlng sentences were passed:
Abraham Yarn, forgery, one year in peni?
Allan Bryan, grand larceny, one year in
Lazarus Johnson, grand larceny, one year
Frank WllUams, breach of trust, one year
Johann Wlrth, bigamy, one year in peni?
London Williams, petty larceny, six months
Peter Singleton, assault with Intent to kui
404 ass&ut'c and battery, three months In jail.
Thomas McNeil, assault with intent to kill
and assault and battery, four months In Jail.
i B. H. Bequest, assault and battery, twenty
L.B. Michel, assault and battery, twenty
five dollars fine.
George Sellers, assault and battery, twenty
five dollars fine.
Jesse Stevens, assault and battery, ten dol?
The court then adjourned sine die.
The Court of Common Plea* will be opened
at ten o'clock this morning by Judge Graham.
The first calendar, comprising the cases In?
volving Issues of fact to be determined by a
Jury, will be carted, as well as the cuses Axed
for trial upon certain day?. A large attend?
ance of the bar ls requested.
CONDITION OF THE COUNTY.
Going for the Commissioners-The
i . County Treasurer's Office-How the
- Moner Coes.
The following ls the presentment made by
the grand Jory, on Thursday laBt, in the Court
of General Sessions. It was read aloud in the
crowded court by deputy clerk F. J. Wickler,
and the plain language and figures it uses
created an evident stir:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. [
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON, February 15,1872. )
To the Honorable the Court of General Sessions
of the County of Charleston:
The grand Jury, duly drawn and empanelled
in and for the County of Charleston, do res?
pectfully present to this honorable court, that
they have made a rigid examination touching
all matters and things with which they have
been charged by law, and pursuant to the in?
structions ot the honorable the presiding
They first directed their careful attention to
the offices ot the county treasurer and the
board of county commissioners, as the finan?
cial condition of this county has been tor tho
past two years a reproach lo the State, and is
ut>w a matter of the gravest concern to all
class, s of our citizens.
They visited the office ot county commis?
sioners, but were unable to obtain any facts or
records furnishing any positive information as
to the transactions ot that office.
all the commissioners were absent. The
clerk of the board informed the grand Jury
that Important books of the office, which the
grand Jury desired to examine, were In Co?
lumbia. On Inquiry it was ascertained that
the books In question were taken to Columbia
by a committee of the Legislature more than
a year ago, which committee made a report
upon the fame, and said books have been sub?
ject to the demand ol the commissioners at
any time during the past ten months.
The grand Jury are, therefore, bound to re?
gard the failure of the county commissioners
to produce the books of their office for inspec?
tion as proof positive that the commissioners
are Intent upon evading legal scrutiny imo
their transactions. This evasion, both by
withholding the records, and their habitual
absence wnen the grand Jury visits their
office, becomes a matter of serious considera?
tion for thia honorable court, in view of
the fact that seven indictments for frau?
dulent practices In office are now pend?
ing against Michael McLaughlin and F.
C. Miller, two ol the present commission?
ers. This is the fourth term since those in?
dictments were found, aod although the wit?
nesses, as this grand Jury are Informed and
believe, have been and are ready to testify for
the State, the cases are still untried. These
officers control the disbursement of more than
one hundred thousand dollars of county funds
per annum, and yet give no bonds. In view
of the crimes charged against them, and of
their relation to the financial administration
of the County, the grand Jury feel constrained
by their sense of duty to recommend that the
commissioners now under indictment be put
upon their trials without unnecessary delay, In
order that If guilty they may be brought to
Justice, 6r if Innocent, they may be so declar?
ed, for they already stand convicted by pub?
lic opinion of being chiefly responsible for the
present scandalous condition of the county
finances, resulting In virtual bankruptcy, as
numerous citizens and county officials are in?
stituting suits against the county for their just
dues. Unless the courts act in this matter,
thc people will be without .any remedy for
what they almost universally leel ls a great
and crying wrong.
The grund jury visited the office of the
county treasurer, and were shown by him the
books of bis office. The limited time allowed
the grand jury prevented them from making a
thorough examination Into the records of the
county treasurer. The grand Jury were
especially anxious lo ascertain the names of
the persons to whom payments have been
made by th? treasurer during the present fis?
cal year. This Information they asked for but
did cot pet, tne treasurer refer? lng them to
the bsoks of the county commissioners, which
of course cannot give the information re
3hired, as those books show the checks
rawn, and not the payments made. The
pr?sent county, treasurer qualified as such un
the 5th day of October,' 1870, and his official
reports show that since that date he has paid
out in round numbers one hundred and seven?
ty thousand dollars. Yet, during that whole
period, lie bas continuously announced
to the public officials, and other creditors
of the county, that there were no funds in the
treasury, while at the same time the pay?
ments were being made clandestinely, aud
not to the original holders ot checks, but
Chiefly to speculators, who purchased checks
and accounts at ratea ot discount ruinous to
many poor men who had rendered service to
the county. A large majority of the Jurors,
both (?rand and petit, and the bailiffs who have
served In this court during the past year, are
still unpaid. In some cases the county com?
missioners ?fused to draw checks to payju
ors, and in others, when jurors presented
checks they were Informed by the treasurer
that he had no funds, while lhere were not
wanting persons always on hand to buy Jury
checKs or vouchers at fifty and sixty per cent,
- The following ls the report furnished to the
grand Jury by the county treasurer:
RECEIPTS AND DI SB CRSE M E NTS OF COUNTY FUNDS.
Receipts since November let, 1871, to
January lit h. 1672.$67,447 76
Paid ont on county vouchers. 47,916 io
Balance on hand, per report to commis?
sioners, January 15th, 1872..... 20,431 26
Receipts since that time. 6,377 io
Paid since that time :
On old vouchers.$2.412 60
On new vouchers.20,420 33-22,832 93
Balance to credit rf county commis?
From the above and other testimony before
them, the grand Jury are satisfied that the
treasurer bas disbursed the greater part of the
taxes collected fur the current year to pay
checks Issued and chargeable against the tax
levy of 1870, which checks were held by specu?
lators, with whom the treasurer has been and
ls acting In concert, to the most grievous in
Jury of the bona fide creditors of the county,
the county officials, Jurors, witnesses, bailiffs
and the mechantes and laborers upon the pub?
lic works, and the ch-rks aud other emplovet-s
lu the offices of county officials. To show "that
the county, treasurer ls not above the sus?
picion of being an iotereBied party lnihese
transacilon?, toe grand Jury cite the notorious
fact that persons l titi mai ely connected with the
treasurer are speculators in these county
checks. The grand Jury desire lo note the
further surprising luci that the present county
treasurer bas never made a report to the county
commissioner?, selling forth in detail the
checks paid by him. This report ie required
by law, and was rendered more necessary by
the facts that the immediate predecessor (Mr.
Stol!) ot i he pr?sent treasurer ls now under
Indictment for malfeasance In office, and a
large number of fraudulent checks, drawn by
the county commissioners In favor ol fictitious
parties, were reported to be on the market,
while others were asserted to be forgeries. lu
view of all the ficts io the premises, ihe grand
Jury respectfully request that thlB honorable
court will issue the necessary order requiring
William Gurney, treasurer of Charleston
County, to furnish the grand jury with a state?
ment setting forth the name uf each person to
whom he has paid money during his term of
office, together wiih the original vOuChers
upon which such payments were made, the
latter to be inspected and returned to the
We also visited the county auditor's office,
and found the books and records properly
kept. The following ls the auditor's exhibit
to the grand Jury :
STATEMENT OF TAXABLE PROPERTY OF CHARLES?
Personal Properly. Real Estate. Total.
City Char'ton.. $10,950,498 $18,424,766-$29,376,264
Fifth Dillrlct... 214,714 1,652.277- LHttfa]
OlXth District.. 223.189 1,607.270- 1.S35 isa
Seventh Dist... 213 7U7 2,641,810-. 2.755?517
Total amount of taxable property of
It certainly seems to us that the revenue de?
rived from tula amount ot taxaole property is
sufficient, with the existing statemeuie, io de?
fray the expeuse3 of this county, provided lt
is honestly disbursed.
We visited the j iii and found the jreneral
health of the pi isoners lobe good, one ouly
belnjr Bick. We would recommend that the
coumy commissioners lurni.-h the hospital
with necessary cots and bedding, as ii s In?
mates are actually suffering for want of these,
and two deaths have occiu red receu'ly in thc
hospital for want of such ari teles; one of < hese
cases teil under the eytsof the grand jurors
themselves; the other ls noticed in the verdict
of ihe coroner's jury. We would also rrcotn
m nd, os conducive to the health of the pris?
1st. That each cell be provided with cots
and mattresses sufficient for tne prisoners, as
now they are compelled lo sleep on the bare
2d. That drip basins be attached to each
floor of the building to carry' off the water that
now drips from the water spouts In the build
lug over the floor.
3d. That a boiler be erected in the base?
ment to supply warm water for the prisoners
to wash lu during the winter. This recom?
mendation has frequently been made by pre?
vious grand juries, but never acted upon by
the couc ty commissioners. As this ls a mutter
of importance to the health of the prisoners,
we hope that the county commissioners will
not delav any longer to attend to lr.
4th. That a coat of whitewashing be at once
elven to the inside of the jail. While upon
this subject we would state that the county
commissioners are In the habit of employing
f parties to do this work at an extravagant cost
i to the county, while lt could be done" for the
mere cost ot material by the prisoners them?
selves, thus effecting a considerable saving
! to the county.
6th. That In addition to the diet now fur?
nished the prisoners pursuant to custom, we
would rt commed that they be given vegeta?
ble soup once a week.?
Before leaving the Jail the grand jury ob?
served with great pleasure the schoql estab?
lished tor the benefit of the prisoners by Hrs.
Cl aussen, the wife of the efficient jailor. This
school, which is very much after the fashion
of a reform school, conduces much to ihe
moral and intellectual Improvement of the
We visited other public buildings, and
amongst them the State Orphan house, in
George street. There are now lu the Institu?
tion one hundred and forty-five children-all
colored-filly girls and ninety-five boys. The
building ls uusuited to the purposes for which
ll is used, and the Inmates need many neces?
sary comforts which tho existing appropria?
tion ls too small to supply. A much more
efficient superintendent than the present oc?
cupant of the office ls needed to carry out the
humane desista of the inst itution.
While visiting the office of register of mesne
conveyance, we noticed the books of said
office, in which are contained records of vast
Importance, were rapidly going to ruin for
want of blndlBg. We hcp--> the General As?
sembly will make the necessary appropriation
to preserve these valuable records.
Time has not permitted us to devote that at?
tention to the trial Justices which they would
seem to need. Several of these officers are
highly efficient, and discharge the important
duties entrusted to them with justice to the
people and the State.
The grand Jury desire to return their thanks
to t he officers of this honorable court for their
cordial co-operation in the discbarge of tbelr
duties. Respectfully submitted,
Jos. P. HOWARD,
Foreman Grand Jury Charleston County.
MASONIC-At a regular communication o
Franklin Lodge, No. 96, A. F. M., held Satur?
day night, the day of meeting was changed to
the second Saturday in each month.
JANAUSCDEK TO-NIGHT.-The sale of reserv?
ed seats gives promise of a grand triumph
for the peerlees Janauschek. She appears to?
night In the great tragedy of Mary Stuart.
COTTON FOR GREAT BRITAIN.-The British
bark Onward was cleared on Saturday last, by
Henry Card, with 24 bags sea Island cotton,
1756 bags upland cotton, 301 barrels rosin and
100 tons phosphate rock.
CRUMB?.-Mr. Lawton, the King street
clothier, was the lucky winner of the fifty-dol?
lar prize In DeCastro's lottery on Saturday.
The Peake Family Bell Ringers are clang?
ing their melodies in Columbia this week, and
will doubtless pay Charleston a visit.
The steamship Champion, Captain R. W.
Lockwood, arrived at New York from this
port, at seven o'clock yesterday (Sunday)
THE LATE J. J. McC ARTER.-The remains ol
this highly respected gentleman arrived In
this city yesterday morning (rom Columbia,
where be died about two o'clock Saturday
morning. Mr. McCarter was a Jerseyman hy
birth, and came to Charleston about the year
1830, when he opened a book store on King
street, near George. His promptness and en?
ergy soon brought him a large business, ex?
tending throughout this and the adjoining
States. Two years later he removed to the
corner of Meeting and Plnckney streets,
where, In the successive firms of McCarter A
Allen and McCarter A Dawson, ho continued
and Increased his business. He more than
once represesented Charleston in the
Legislature, and for a long time before Ihe
war he was a prominent director of the old
Planters' and Mechanics' Bank. After the war
he* made his home In Columbia, whither he
had moved temporarily during Its continuance,
and opened a large book store under the firm
' of Bryan & McCarter. He bad been hopeless?
ly 111 lor several days, and died in his seventy
second year. His high Integrity and genial
manners won for him many friends in this city.
The funeral took place yesterday at the Cen?
tral Presbyterian Church, and was attended
by an unusually large concourse ot our best
THE GERMAN SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
The annual meeting of the German Society
was held yesterday afternoon at the hall ol
the Bruderlicher Bund, First vice-President C.
D. Brahe in the chair. A quorum being pres?
ent, the acting vice-president submitted his
annual report, which was adopted .
An election for officers was then held, and
the following gentlemen were chosen to serve
for the ensuing year: C. D. Brahe, president;
F. Von Santen, first vice-president; C. Voigt,
second vice-president; D. Werner, treasurer;
W. Michaelis, reeordlng secretary; W. Uffer
hardt, corresponding secretary; H. Klatte,
first director; F. J. Llllenthal, second director!
J. H. Haeslop, third director; W. Fischer,
fourth director; H. Harms, agent.
The annual report of President Brahe con?
tains many facts of interest, and we present a
few extracts to give our readers some Idea of
the field and scope of this society. The pres!"
dent (Mr. John Campeen) having died during
the year, Mr. C. D. Brahe, first vice-president,
became acting president, and discharged the
duties of his office to the satisfaction of all.
The balance In the hands of the treasurer at
the last meeting was $200 10; collected during
the year $386; giving a*tolal ol $652 10; ex?
pended for all purposes during the year $416 23;
leaving a balance on hand of $235 87. Of the
amount expended, $100 was loaned during the
summer to the German Society for relieving
the Bick-an adjuvant (as roany of our readers
will recollect) to the Howard Association
during the epidemic of lost summer and au?
tumn, $60 40 (of this $100) was returned
again to the society.
During the year Just past seventy-two Ger?
mans received assistance, In one form or
another, through the agency of thiersociety.
Some received employment in this city, others
were Bent to the interior, where their ser?
vices were la great demand. The president,
In his report, expresses the acknowledgment
of the society for favors and considerations
received from tho several railroads In the
State. The society only counts one hundred
and sixty-two members at present. As the
annual subscript lon is only one dollar, and
thc objects of the sociely unquestionably
laudable, lt is somewhat surprising that more
of our German friends do not co-operate with
IhlB organization. The German Society has
our hearty good wishes, and we sincerely
hope that under UB auspices thousands of Hie
sturdy, sons of Fatherland may become adopt?
ed and useful citizens of Soutn Carolina. The
German Sociely of New York, a:ter which
this ls fashioned, bas done a great and good
work for that metropolis; the German Society
of New Orleans, also, has been ins1 rumen! al in
much good work, both to the Crescent City and
to the many German immigrants it has taken by
the hand upon their landing on these shores,
and there is no reason why a long an I bright
future, rich in promise of large usefulness,
should not be In store for the Geiman Society
THE MAYOR.-We were glad to learn last
evening that Mayor Wagener bad almost re?
covered from the attack: of Illness from which
he has been Buffering for the past week*. It ls
expected that he will be up this morning and
resume bis official dalles this afternoon or to?
A LIVELY LITTLE Bow occurred before day?
light on Saturday morning, caused by an at?
tempt on the part ol a private watchman on
East Bay to arrest two colored men whom he
found walking hurriedly along, carrying heavy
burdens. Hard knocks were freely exchanged,
but In (he end the supposed plunder turned
out to be the property of the suspected parties.
Hotel Arrival?-February 17 and 18.
F. 0. Foley, E. E. Gradot, Savannah; W. T.
Marshall, South Carolina Railroad; H. B. Flem?
ing, A. Ancker, Savannah; J. E. Steadman,
Graham's; John G. Miller, Georgia; J. C. Hess,
Philadelphia; W. McBlair, J. F. Myers, South
Carolina: J. E. Rldseley, Texas; J. McD. Law,
Sumter; 0. J. Buttz, South Carolina; J. J.
Kerr, Albany; George Favore, Florida; John
J. Taylor, Savannah; J. A. McIntyre, Kittie B.
McIntyre, A. L. McIntyre, John B. B. McIn?
tyre, Charleston County; W. McNeill, F. C.
Heriot, John Ford, Grahamville; J. J. Anlley,
South Carolina; G. PIlmley.New York; P.V.
Dibble, Orangeburg; W. E. Carroll, South
Carolina; J. A. Zeagler, L. E. Cooner, Barn?
well; James Fitzslmmons and wife,. South
S. P. Ryland, Jr., Baltimore; George M.
Lyon. New York; L. C. Abbott, Cincinnati; M.
M. Hawes, R. Hawley aod daughter, Michigan;
G. L. Reid and wife, Pennsylvania; E. T. Wal?
ton, Delaware; G. T. Owens, New York; E. 0.
Stevens, Cincinnati; J. B. Albert, Baltimore;
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Lane, Miss Lane and maid
servant, New York; Robert 0. Fox and wife
and two children, Washington; W. H. Force,
New York; N. J. Land and wife, Philadelphia;
C. D. Owens, New York; D. Walker, John
Mitchel Washington; S. L. H or ri ch and wife,
Vermont; J.H. Burck halter, WU liston; E. T.
Bacon, B. F. Mahon, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jobn
( pon, G. Johnson, Miss E. Johnson, F. S. Green,
J. J. Burnett and wife, Thomas Speers, T. J.
Field, H. H. Cayde, New York, E. A. Mar?
shall, C. B. Kornvaohold and wife, S. Voorhees
and lady^New Jersey; H. Dewing, Connecti?
cut; H. Terry, Columbia; S. M. Turner and
wife, Chicago; Wm. Little, Manchester.
Ed. Rogen field, Louisville; F. C. Millwood,
W. Dessauer, New York; J. McKenna, T. Mc?
Neills, Boston; J. W. Wharton, Philadelphia;
W. W. Boyce, Baltimore; M. Oppenheim, N
Kewberger, T. H. Seaton and wire, New York;
P. B. Del any, Washington ; H. P. Cooke, St.
I Matthew's; J. G. Thompson, J. W. Collins,
Beaufort; E. B. Dyckman and lady, Michigan;
Isaac Bull, Jr., Savannah; N. R. Butler, Mrs*
Ostrande, Mies Ostrande, Mrs. General Wayne,
A. Neldburger, New York; A. H. Okie and
wife, Rhode Island; Mrs. J. W. Wolcott, Mrp.
G. E. Foster, Boston; Wm. Wilcox and wife,
J. H. Duryea and wife, Mrs. Zabrlskfe, Pater?
son, N. J.; T. E. Stewart, J. C. Johnson and
son. Mr. and Mrs. GI Hart, Boston; R. Dorsey,
CHEAP TABLE DAMASKS.-At A. R. Stillman's
Dry Goods House, No. 281 King street, fourth
door below Wentworth street, Unbleached
Table Damasks at 35 and 50 cents, Heavy
Loom Damask alt price?. Snow-Drop and
Large-Figured Bleached 8-4 Damask at 76
CHROMOS, at any price. Hasel street Ba?
A FULL line of Ladles' White Kid Gloves, all
numbers, for $1. A full line of Gent's Gloves
up tO NO. 9. FORCHOOTT, BENEDICT & Co., NO.
244 King street. _ feb5
CROQUET I CROQUET !-The cheapest In the
city. Price $4. HASEL STREET BAZAAR.
AT FURCHOOTT, BENEDICT CO., 10 pieces
Black Gros Grain fine Silk, only $2; worth
$2 50. Ten pieces Black Gros Grain line Silk
(24 Inches) only $1 87. iebfi
CHEAP DAMASKS DOTLIES 75 cents and $1 per
dozen, Damasks Napkins fl, $1 25 and $1 50
per dozeu, Huckaback Diaper, Bird Eye and
Basket Diaper, Cra?h, Plaid Dowlas, Irish
Linens of the best makes, and cheap, at A. B.
Stillman's No. 281 King street.
ENVELOPES, White or Buff, good quality 10c.
a package, or three packages for 25c. Hasel
street Bazaar and East Bay News Room.
AT FUROHOOTT, BENEDICT & Co., 6 Inch all
colors Bolled Silk Ribbon $1; worth $1 60.
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views of
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Hasel
street Bazaar. _ dec29
BILL HEADS printed on fine paper at $3, S4,
$5, $6 50 and $8 50 per thousand, according
to size, at THE NEWS Job Office.
PLAYING CARDS, Linen, sixteen styles, 50c.
' per pack. Hasel street Bazaar and East Bay
News Room. febl9-m
MASREILLES, Allendale,Crochet and Fringed
Toilet Quilts In great variety and very cheap.
A10-4 Marseilles Quilt for $3, at A. R. Still?
man's Dry Goods House, No. 281 King street.
BUSINESS ENVELOPES.-THE NEWS Job Office
ls now prepared to furnish good envelopes,
with business cards printed thereon, at $4
per thousand. Send your orders. Every
merchant and business man should have his
card printed on his envelopes.
CHEILLEY'S PARIS KID GLOVES-every pair
warranted. These Gloves will be taken back
even after wear, for any Imperfections, such as
tearing or ripping.
Paris, 20 Rue de la Paix.
London, 53 Repent street.
New York, 929 Broadway.
Boston, 9 Temple Place.
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT 3b CO., sole Agents
for Charleston. nov3-6mos
AT ll ETAIU.
WILLIAM SHEPHERD & CO.,
No. 24 HAYNE STREET,
No. 36 PINCKNEY STREET.
CUTTIN'O-SWINTON.-^On the Uta Instant, by
the Rev. R T. winklor. DATIO S. CUTTINO to JOSB
PHINK S., youngest: daughter of the late Wm. H.
Swinton. Both of Charleston, S. C. No cards.
D A TIS-GI B B E s.-o a 1 he! evening of theisth
Instant, by the Rev. A. M. Folchl, at the residence
of the bride's maher, Mr. JOHN DAVIS to HIBS
UART ANN PIERCE, eldest daughter of Mrs. Sarah
Gibbes, all of this city. No cards._^_
acqnalDtances of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. BRILL, and
the members of Dan Lodge, I. O. B. B., are re?
spectfully Invited to attend the Funeral Services
of the latter, from the residence, No 817 King
street, at 3 o'clock P. M. THIS DAT. febio
AULD.-Departed this' life at Charleston, S. 0.,
on the l Beti of February, 1872, at one o'clock A. M,
Miss FKANCBS L. AULD, daughter of, the late Dr.
Isaac Auld, aged six, y-foar years, two months
and one day.
^arvTHE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT?
ANCES of the Missis Auld, of Mrs. Wm. L.
Hughes and family, and the members of Zion
Presbyterian Church, Glebe street, are respectful?
ly Invited to attend the Funeral Services of Miss
FRANCES L. AULD, at Zion Presbyterian Church,
Glebe street, THIS MORNING, at ll o'clock.
feblS* ' _
BROWN.-Died on the morning of the 13th No?
vember, 1871, LYDIA' MARY, eldest daughter of
Isaac and Mary Brown, aged 18 years, 2 months
and 2 days.
Dear LILLIE, much a* we loved thee here, and
mach as,we miss thee now, we wonld not have
thea back. Wbat are the Joys of earth compared
with the joys of Heaven ? What are the glories of
earth compared to "that far more exceeding abd
eternal weight of glory!',wblcb yon now enjoy
before the Throne of God ?
weep not father, weep not mother, weep not
sisters, weep not Utile brother, may lt be as wen
with thee as lt ls with the cnUa.
FareweU dear soul l thoa hast taken thy dight,
Thou hast left this cold earth on thy pinions of
And safe wtth sweet angels In Heaven you glide,
To calmly repose on tts smooth, silvery tide.
No storm to encounter, no roamlngs abroad,
But bles-ed with the smile of thy refuge-thy
Thou lingered awhile, but God called thee away;
We reluctantly laid thy cold form In the clay..
That form, once so Uvely to earth's meagre
Lies still in the clasp of death's chilly arms.
Ah 1 He pluoked from His garden a yoong, tender
To place, glorified, in Heaven's own bower.
Oh I -who wonld live always on life's stormy shore,
Where the billows of sorrow unceasingly roarf
Tho' we bitterly moarn, and weep for thee here,
And moisten thy grave with a broken heart's
We would not recall thee from thy bU sfol abode
To Unger with us on life's hard, stony road.
TERTAINMENT of the Society wUl take place
TO-MORROW EVENING, 20th Instant, at S o'olock,
at the Ball. A. W. J A G KR,
pB~ CONSIGNEES . PEE STEAMSHIP
MANHATTAN, from New York, are notified that
she ls THIS DAY discharging cargo at Ad ger's
South Wharf. Goods uncalled for at sunset will
remain oh the wharf at owners' risk.
febl9-l_JAMES ADO ER & CO.. Agents.
?m~ TAX NOTICE.-THE TAXPAYERS
of St. Thomas snd St. John's will take notice that
the Collector will be at "New Hope" on MONDAY,
February 26; Brick Churcb, TUESDAY, the 27th
instant, St. Thomas' Parish; and at Strawberry
Ferry February 29th, instant, and at Biggin
Church March 2, St. John's. The Delinquen:
Taxes or 1869 must be paid without delay.
R. F. GURNEY,
febl9-2_Deputy County Treasurer.
NOTICE TO BRIDGE BUILDERS.
Sealed Proposals wIL be received at the Onice of
the County Commissioners until the 1st day of
March next for the Building of a BRIDGE cross?
ing the Wateree River at Camden. All bids must
be accompanied by the names or sureties.
Janl2 m3fl J. F. 8DTUERLAND, Chairman
BOX.-By permission of Stanley G. Trott, Esq.,
Postmaster, a PO.-TOFFICE BOX has been placed
In my Grocery Store, No. 275 King street, nearly
opposite Hasel street, for the accommodation of
AU Letters deposited will be delivered at the
principal Postofflce in time for the regular malls.
EVERT E. BEDFORD,
Successor to W. S. Corwin A Ca,
feb!4-6_No. 276 King street.
FRESH VACCINE MATTER,}
TAKEN FROU THE ARM,
FOB 8ALI AT
BURN HAM'S DRUG STORE,
NO. ?1 KING STREET,
febl2-lmo CHARLESTON, S. C.
fimJ" THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFIOAL RAFFLEB
CLASS No. 866-MORNING.
CLASS No. 336-EVENING.
AB witness our hand at Charleston this 17th day
or February, 1872. FENN PECK,
JAMES GILLI LAND,
?SW ST. JOSEPH AND DENVER
CITY RAILROAD COMPANY.
ExEcunvE OFFICE, No. 31 NASSAU STREET,
NEW YORK, February 1,1872.
The Coupons and registered Interest due Feb?
ruary 15,1872, on the First Mortgage Eight Per
Cent (8 p. c.) Gold Bonds (E. D.) a?d the Eight
Per Cent. (8 p. c.) Gold First Mortgage feinting
Fund Land Grant Bonds (W. D.,) of the St. Joseph
and Denver City Railroad Company will be paid
at the o?lce or the Farmers' Loan and Trust
Company of the City of New York, upon presenta?
tion and demand on and after that date, Free of
Tax. FRANCIS A. COFFIN,
feb?-12 St. J. A 0. C. R. R. CO.
SI] iris ana fur nisi) ing ?OO?G.
THE UM NOFELTF.
Made to order of Best Materials, and
WARRANTED TO ITT.
Sent by Express, C. O. D. to any part of the
country. Directions for measurement sent on
STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
i Opposite the Malrklet.
Sirp C3????, jr/r.
No. 344 Ring. Street,
Are offering the GREATEST BARGAIN'S OF THE
SEASON FOR THIS WEEK. Samples giren and
no trouble to show goods.
FDB?HGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
.10 pieces f me Black Gros Grain SILE-$3, worth
10 pieces Fine Black Gros Grain Silk-$1 87,
worth $2 25._.
A T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
TARTAN SILKS-GO cents, worth $1 26.
Japanese Dreas-$8 60, worth $12
Balance of Winter Dres3 Goods at cost.
^T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
1 case of Fine Lustre ALPACA-60 cents worth
^T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.
SHAWLS AND CLOAKS at great bargains.
8 4 All-Linen Brown TableDamask-only 60 cents
8 4 Bleached Table Damask-86 and 96 cents to $1
100 dozen Linen Doylies-only 76 cents per dozen
2 oases 10 4 sheeting-46 cents
1 case 46 Inch Pillow-caMng-22 cents .
Towels, Napkins, Crash, Ac at very low Agares.
^TF?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT ACO.,
2 cases Scotch Ginghams-14 cents
200 dozen English Hair Hose-only 20 cents
loo dozen Ladles' Hose-io, 12*, 16, 20 and 26
y^ T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
All Colora of TARLETAv-26 and 30 cents
All uolors cr T ARL ETAN-25 and 80 cents
All Colors of TARLETAN-26 and 30 cents.
^T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
CLOTHS, Casslmeres and Doeskins
Beavers, Jeans, Farmers' Satinets
Tweeds, all at greatly rednced prices._
^T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.
AU imported Fine CORSET for only 76 cents
Great sacrifice ot sashes. Bows, Ribbons, Scarfs,
Ties, Ac, Ac_
^T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
Our $16 BLANKETS reduced to $10
Our S10 Blankets reduced to $7
Onr $7 Blankets reduced to $6
Our $6 Blankets re loped to $8 76._
^T F?BCHGOTT, BENEDICT ? CO.,
CLOSING OUT SALE OF
Croasely's Brussels and Body Brussels CARPETS.
Balance cf Ingrain CARPETS, Rags, Hats, at
A Foll Line of White and Checked HATTING on
ter Samples given._
Having an experienced resident buyer in the
City of New York, who fully understands the de?
mands of this market and who ls always hunting
up bargains, and bnys of the very first bouses
only, we can, under such facilities, well compete
with any honaeNorth or s on th. and most respect*
fully lnvlre thf?in need of Goods to nive us a
call and examine oar stock and our prices, GUAR?
ANTEING 9 ATI:-F A CT ION ANO WARRANTING gOOdS
to be as represented.
Orders from the country will receive oar best
attention. Merchants, Milliners, Tallora and all
others will do well by giving us a call before par
chasing elsewhere. Respectfully,
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT A CO.,
No. 214 King street, No. 244 King street,
Charleston, S. 0. Charles'on, S. C.
No. 437 King street, No. 437 King street,
Charleston, a. C. Charleston, S. 0.
No. 4 Bay street, No. 4 Bay street,
Jacksonville, Fla Jacksonville, Fla
No. 22 White street. No. 22 White street.
New York. New York.
CLOAKS & SHAWLS.
During the remainder of the season, GOODS In
this Department will be sold at their COST to
J, IR,. RE-AJD.
CHEAP DRESS GOODS,
CONSISTING IN FART OP :
Especial attention ls invited to a lot or assorted
POPLINS and MOHAIRS, being offered at 26 cents
_J. R. READ.
BLACK DRESS GOODS.
A splendid assortment of new and most approv?
ed BLACK DRESS MATERIAL: Black Biarritz
Satines, Diagonals, Berlin Cord', Persia? Cloth,
Alpacas, Empress Cloth, Mohatra, French Merino,
Tamise Cloth, Bombazine, Ottoman Cords, Ac
HARRIS'S "SEAMLESS" KID GLOVES, (drat
quality.) A fall assortment or street colors, and
FRENCH KID GLOVES, at $1, in dark and light
colors, black Snd white.
_J. R. READ.
HOSIERY AND GLOVES.
ENGLISH AND GERMAN HOSIERY
Ladles' Superior White Cotton Hose, at 60c.
Men's Extra Quality Half Hose, at 31, 37 )i and 60c
Ladles' Doeskin Gauntlets and Gloves
Men's Herlin and French Calf Gloves
Misses' Snperlor White Cotton Hosiery.
J. R. READ.
LADIES' PLAID SCARFS, new
Ladies' Twilled Scarfs, with tassels
Ladles' Twilled scarfs, plain
White Tarletans, 8-4 French Muslins
Colored Tarletans, Evening colors
Black Silk Parasols, Glove-fitting corsets
Black Silk Fringes, French Perfumery
H J lr Brashes, Dressing Comba, Fine Tooth Brash
es, Lace Se's, Lace Collars, Roches, Ac
J. R. READ.
BLACK, WBITE AND COLORED REFT VALOURS
Black and Colored Poplins.
SPECIALTIES FOR GENTLEMEN
A new lot of GENTLEMEN'S SCARFS, in latest
novelties, TIES and CRAVATS, received per last
steamer, at greatly reduced prices.
J. R. READ.
By WM. MeKAT.
SHOP GOODS, NOTIONS, Aa-RE?
MOVE U for convenience of.SAle- ~: .
?TH??J DAY, at bair-past io o'clock, will bcsold,
at No. ito Meetuig ?ree^ !.. ;
The CUNTE NS Of a RRTAILDRY GOQD8 STORE,
consisting in part of. . Pine JACONET CAMBRICS,
Scotch Lawn, Handkerchiefs, assorted- Courts,
Chignons, large variety of Dress ami,Th rani log
Bnttoos, Fancy French China. Ornaments, Fois
ass ort men : of Straw Goods, Hosiery, Fancy Soap
and Extracts; also loo gross Blacking.
Tern a cash. Goods to be removed this day.
Unction &aUB~~?ninve Bags.
AT PUBLIC SALE ON SULLIVAN'S
island, on WEDNESDAY next, 21st invent,
at three-quarters past io o'clock A. M.,
A FLAT, 26 feet long, 10 feet beam, 8 fee; deep,
and In first rate order.'*'
- THOMAS H. CAf VERT. :
Br W. Y. LEITCH & R. S.. JiKl?.NS,
A action? fr?. '.?.rz'?j
ESTATE SALE ?F: JEWELBY, SLLVBB>
WARE, Watches, Diamonds, Ac by (order
of trie Administrator or thc- Estate of JAMES E.
SPEAR. : vi . ..: J
i Will be sold at the Store No. 267 King street, .on
TUESDAY EVENING. 21st instant, at 7 o'c ocfc,,,
The entire STOCK OF JEWELRY, Ytiyer-1M%
Diamonds. Watches, Rings; Cluck?, AC, Ac To?
gether with the Fixtnres, Coacte?, Show-cases,
AC. Ac. - ?i? ...
Terms cash. All articles to De delivered the.day
after sale. . ? ? ' . ' feWT^1
By H. H. DeLEOtf.
VALUABLE DWELLINGS FOR SALE.
I Will sell, < n TUESDAY, Feb mary ?Kb, at
the ce rner of East Bay and Broad street?, at 12
o'clock, .- .. . ..: .
AU tbat LOT OF LAND * 1th two-story Wooden
House, on son th side of Liberty street, and known
as No. 7, containing 18 rooms. '-Lot 53 feet front
and 146 feet deep, more or. less. This Louse* ls wan
sdap ted for a boarding house or school, having all
necessary ont bu tl ii D gs, with large number of
rooms next io kitchen.
ALSO, T.- . .
AU that LOT OF LAND with two and a half
ito ry Wooden House, next to shove, containing A
rooms, dressing room and pantry, with all neces?
sary o atbnlldlngs. Let 81 feet front and 146 feet
m depth, more or le-s. A large gateway between
the above houses to be kept open as a common
Conditions cash. Purchasers to pay for papen
By H. H. DcLEON.
SALE OP KING'S MOUNTAIN RAIL?
Theodore D. Wagner and Asfcury Coward;
Trastees, vs. the King's Mountain Railroad Com*
psny - Foreclosure of Mortgage.
In pursuance of the terms of a mortgage execu?
ted hy the King's Mountain Railroad Company, on
the 16th day of March, 1866, and by virtue or the
powers therein grunted,we will sell.at Public Ano
Uoi at Charleston, a. O, corner East Bsj and
Broad streets, at ll o'clock, on WEDNESDAY,
March 20, 1872,
Tne entire RAILROAD or the said Company, in?
cluding the bcd and superstructures of said Hoad,
the materials used tn construction, the ara ion*
station-house depots, storehouses, workshops
machinery and fixtures thereon, and all thean
j gtnes and rolllog stock, together with aU tut
1 rights, privileges and easement belonging or ap?
pertaining to said Railroad Company.
Terms cash. Purchasers to pay for papers tmm
THEODORE D. WAGNER,.
By J. FBASEB MATHE WES,
REFEREE'S SALE.-JAMES J. GREGG
and CASPAR A. CHISOLM, Trustees, is.
WILLIAM GREGG, Jr.
Pursuant to an vrder of sale In the above stated
case by the Hon. H. P. Graham, Judge for th?
First circule, i will offer for sale on THURSDAY.
22d day of February. 1872, at the corner ot East
Bay^and Br. ad street, rn Charleston, at ll o'cl.ojt
All that TRACT OP LAND, situate, lying and bo
lng on the coast of Sooth Carolina, and known aa
Seabrook's Island ; butting and bounding north
and northeast on Bohessett Ci eek, lands of Hcp
kinson and Haulover Out; east, south and sonta?
west by Edawah River, Atlantic Ocean and North
Ed 1st J River-, and west an? northwest by lands of
Marcellas and Archibald Seabrook and Miss Elisa
Seabrook, set apart to them under the decision in
the case of M. M. seabrook vs. Wm. Gregg et ah
measuring and containing ?219 78-100 acres, more
or leis, according to a p<at of Hume A Tennent,
Surveyors, bearing date nth February. 1868, the
portion assigned to Marcellus and Archibald Sea?
brook and Miss Eifzi Seabrook being marked oil
thereon by Wm. Hume, surveyor, on 7th March,
Thin property affords the?d van tage oran hea?
thy residence the entire year, being a sea island
on th 3 Atlantic Ocean, and abounds with game,
fish and oysters. The Tract ls heavily timbered
with live oak, pine and other timber, and is acces?
sible at all t mes by vessels drawing 2 J feet of
water. A fina sea beach; washed by the AtlanUa
Ocean, affords facilities for riding, driving, bath?
i er ms-One-fourth cash; balance on bond, pay?
able in one, two and three years, with interest at
10 per cent, per annum, payable annua ly, scour* .
ed by a mortgage of the property. Purchasers to
pay for papers and stamps.
WILMOT G. DKSAUSSURE.
feb;.,7,9,13,15,19,22 special Referee.
By WARD! AW & CAREW.
TWENTY-SIX LOTS ON THE HIGHEST
Point in Charleston.-Sale ol Ba lld in g Lots,
wu; be sold at ll o'olock A. M., on THURSDAY.
22d February, instant, tn front of the Post
Twenty-six BUILDING LOTS, four cf whloh
are situated on the east side, of Meeting street,
cornering Cn Line street; eighteen on the north
side of Line street, and four on Aiken street, cor*
nerlog on Line ttreet.
The LOT on the core er or Meeting and Line
streets ls thirty (30) feet front on Mee1 mg street,,
by one hundred and ten (110) feet deep on Line
street, more or less. The other three Lots on
Meeting street are thirty-six (86) feet front on
Meeting street, by one hundred and tea (110) feet
In dentb, more or less.
Thd Lots on Line street vary from forty (40) feet
to flrty-two (62) feet front, and are au o them one
hundred and thirty eight (138) feet deep, more or
less. Among them is a Lot measuring fifty-two
(62) feet trout on Line street, by one hundred and
thirty-eight (138) feet deep, more less, containing
a comfortable two-story dwelling.
The Lot corner or Aiken ana Line streets ts <
thirty (io) feet front on Aiken street, by seventy*
three (73) feet deep on Line street, more or less?
The other three Lots on Aiken street are thirty-six
(36) feet front on Aiken -street, by seventy-three
(73) feet deep, more or less.
Tr.e-c Lots are most eligibly located, in a high,
dry and airy situation, and ihe sale presents s>
Une opportunity to persons who wish to secure
for themselves as desirable a site for building pur?
poses as the slty affords.
A Flat or the premises can be seen at the office
or Wardlaw & carew, No. 19, sooth side of Broad
Terms-One third cash; the balance tn one and
two j ears, en bond, with Interest at ten per cent;
per annum, seenred by mortgage of the proper?
ty, insurance on house and p Hey assigned.
Purchaser to pay W. A C. for papers and stamps.
By H?TSON IEE.
VALUABLE PHOSPHATE WORKS FOB
Will be sold, at the east end of Broad street, on
THCK?DAY, 22d of February, 1872, at ll o'clock
The entire PROPERTY of the Farmers' Fes?
ser Company of South Carolina, consisting o?r?7
A TRACT OF LAND, half mlle from the City of m
Charleston, containing thirty-five (36) acres, upon
which have recently been erected in a most
thorough and workmanlike manner,
One FRAME MILL, 3 stones high, 46x80 fee'.
One Bilck Engine-uouer House, 2?x?o feet, with
Four Brick Kilns, for drying Phosphate Rook,
and two Wharves.
The MACHINERY, which has been most care?
fully construe: ed, consists of.
one so-horse power ENGINE, complete.
Four pair of stones.
One Poole A Hont Patent Mixer.
Shafting, Elevators, Belting, Ac, ?c.
Loca'eu ou the Ashley River, where the richest
Phosphate Deposits are found, in Imm?diate prox?
imity to the City of Charleston, with sufficient
depth of water at the wharf to accommodate the
target vessels entering this harbor, connected by.
the South carolina and Northeasiern Railroads,
which pass through the premises, with the entire
south and West, buUt expressly for a Phosphate
Manufacturing work and never having been used,
this Property offers unsurpassed inducement- to
any party desiring to embark in this lucrative
Terms of sale-One fourth fj?) cash; balance in
(3) turee equal payments, at 8, 6 and o months,
second by bond of the purchaser, bearing inter?
est at the rate of 7 per cent, per annum, andi
mortgage of the property. Buildings to be in- .
6ured and policies assigne). Purchaser to pay
auctioneer for all necessary papera and stamps.
The Property can be inspected by parties desir?
ing ttl purchase at any time prior to the talc
TT7E LIVE AND LEARN, DIE AND
YV FORGET ALL.
THE SOUTHERN DTE HOUSE,
No. 309 KINO STREET.
Dy:s and Cleans by means of steam, Gentle?
men's Ladles and Children's Clothes. Fine Laces
and Lace Curtains cleaned and done op with tba
Soft or Manufacturers' Finish; Lace and Crepe
Shawls and Kid Glovea.Cleaned and Dyed.
43- Goods received and returned by Express.