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THE CHARLESTON PROTEST AGAINST
TSE STAMP AND LICENSE BILLS.
Governor Scott Coldly Courteous-In
salting Behavior or inc Legislative
Commttteei-The Remarks of Messrs.
Porter, Bee, S we egan and Buist- v
Probably Barren Mission.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 26.
The united delegation from tbe Charleston
Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade and
City Council, and the Columbia Board of Trade,
were in Columbia to-day, and laid before the
Governor and the financial committes of both
Houses of the Legislature an array of facts
and figures in opposition to the proposed new
license law, which lt would seem mast be suf?
ficient to cause all of these law-makers to
pause and "seriously consider before their final
action upon a measure which, as has been
shown, ls subversive of one of the plainest
fundamental principles of the present govern?
ment, and Includes such unjust discrimina?
tions as would be fatal to at least one very im?
portant interest of the State, which every
principle of statesmanship and policy should
prompt them to encourage.
The united delegation was led by the Hon.
W. D. Porter, chairman o? the Chamber of
Commerce committee, and was composed as
Chamber of Commerce-Hon. W. D. Porter,
Wm. C. Bee, Jos. D. Aiken, Wm. P. Hall, Jas.
H. Carson, Edw. Willi?.
Board of Trade-Dr. N. A. Pratt, G. Lamb
Buist, Edw. Platt, A. D. Estill," Blake L. White,
&fcn H. Devereux, A. Baron Holmes.
Aldermen -E. F. Sweegan, Bev. F. Brown
and G. A. Glover.
Columbia Board of Trade-Hardy Solomon,
J. B. Palmer, Edwin J. Scott, J. B. Ezel), John
S. Wylie and John Agnew.
The gentlemen called at abou- noon at the Ex?
ecutive department, and were courteously re?
ceived by Governor Scott, with whom they had
an extended Interview, which was marked
apparently by frankness and candor on either
side, and exhibited a closer similarity of senti?
ment than might have been expected. The
conversation was begun by Mr. Porter, who
stated as one of the principal objects of the
visit of the delegation their objections to the
general license law now pending in the House,
and especially that clause which sought to im?
pose au enormous tax upon the phosphate
manufacturing; companies. He submitted that
this was an unjust discrimination against these
companies, which were already compelled to
pay a large ad valorem tax on their capital In?
vested, and which were now to be compelled
to pay an additional tax in the shape ot a
license fee which amounted to five per cent, of
their entire capital.
Governor Scott replied that he had not seen
the bill referred to, and was not aware of its
present status la the Assembly, nor of the
amount of license fees proposed. He was in
favor of a legitimate and proper license law,
bat if this one were burdensome and discrim?
inating he would certainly oppose lt. The
general tax did not appear to be satisfactory
to the taxpayers, and their organs and repre?
sentatives were constantly complaining that
they were outrageously treated. The amount
of State tax collected daring the last five
years had only averaged four mills on the dol?
lar. There was a large amount of property in
the State that was exempt from taxation, and
if every complaint from the various Interests
in the State were listened to there would be
no one left to pay the taxes but the farmers.
He sympathized with the Interest represented
by the gentlemen from Charleston, but he did
not sympathize with the feeling against the
payment of taxes. The people of the Slate
had to pay large prices for phosphates, and
the tax that the companies paid on their
capital stock was not in proportion to the
amount Invested. Corporations were in
the habit of making returns of their
capital for taxation purposes at about one
tenth of its amount, and finally they get the
valuation so low that the percentage of taxa?
tion is necessarily high. He suggested lo
them that they use their efforts not to defeat
the license law, but to get lt passed in such a
a form as would not be oppressive, and he
promised to co-operate in this effort. Their
united influence could reduce lt to such an
amount as would not be unjust or onerous, but
would meet the demands which led to its In?
troduction. The phosphate manufacture should
yield a revenue to the State, bnt it did not.
Investigation had revealed that not one-half
of the amount exported from the State bad
been reported for the payment of the State
royalty upon IL He was satisfied that the bill
could be passed 'n a form that would be ac?
ceptable to all and would still effect a reduc?
tion ot the tax levy.
Mr. William C. Bee stated as an illustration
of the operation of the proposed law that the
phosphate company he represented had a
capital of $350,000, and that according to the
sliding scale proposed by the bill it would have
to pay the enormous license fee of $17,500,
which would compel lt to give up i ts busi?
Governor Scott admitted that so far as that
tax of $17,500 was concerned, that was cer?
tainly enormous and unjust.
Major Buist asked if he understood the Gov?
ernor to agree in the statement that the pro?
posed license law would operate to destroy
The Governor replied certainly, he thought
lt would. He apprehended, however, that the
law had been drawn in a general way, and
without going into a calculation as to Its
Mr. Porter then called attention to the great
burden proposed io be laid upon the banks in
the State by the new license law, and to the
provisions of the stamp act, which he said
would be a very heavy borden upon the peo?
ple, whom he represented.
The Governor said that he knew nothing
about that bill. He knew, however, that
some other States had adopted such a meas
nrel-Maryland and California, for instance
and he was in favor of the general principle,
as it tended to relieve the general tax and
brought a revenue from nearly every person
In the State.
Mr. Porter insisted that it was a double tax
upon certain classes, and was in direct viola?
tion of the principle of equal and uniform tax?
ation, which was a fundamental principle in
the costitution of the State.
This the Governor admitted was true, but
the difficulty with the ad valorem tax was that
BO much valuable property In the State was
exempt from taxation that it came hard upon
those who had to pay the taxes. He owned,
he said, a tract of four hundred and fifty acres
of land In Michigan, and on that he had to pay
a lax of twenty mills on the dollar.
Mr. Porter 8ild that the people of Charles?
ton had always paid their taxes cheerfully,
although they thought them oppressive and
grievous, and their only object now was to try
to prevent unjudt discriminations.
The Governor ptomlsed his co-operation in
this effort, and admitted the necessity ot fos.
tering the institutions which had been
represented, and with this the interview
In the afternoon the delegation had a hear?
ing before a portion of the finance committee
ol the Senate and the ways and means com
mlttee of the House. They were met,
ever, at the threshold of this conference
grutultou? -Act of discourtesy, of whick
members of the committee who contril
toward it should be heartily ashamed,
appointment was made for the conferen
lake place in the finance committee roc
half-past three o'clock, and at that hom
gentlemen of the delegation were on hand
Dot a single member of either bouse
present lo receive them. The gentle
seated themselves and waited. In a
half an hour Messrs. N.wb, Smalls
Swallsof tile Senate committee droppe
Some time after Messrs. Bowen, Frost, Cr
Bowley and Bosemon came in, anc
Intervals during the next two hourB Me
Hunter, Whlttemore, Jervey and Hayne ci
straggling along, making altogether hare
quorum of either committee. It was evl<
that many of the members had agreed to
this insult upon the Charleston genllemei
the expectation, probably, of tlriog them
and cause them to return without a heat
The mee?Dg was called to order, howe
at about four o'clock by Mr. Nash, and
Porter proceeded with a statement of the
Jects of the delegation. He said there v
certain provisions in the proposed license
that were very injurious, and would be
tructive to certain kinds of business, esr
ally phosphate manufacturing compac
The only Just rule In taxation, he said, was
formlty, and this ru'e is distinctly enforced
the present constitution of the State, wi
says that the rate of taxation shall be unifc
and equal. In the proposed law, howe'
that principle ls in several cases viol?t
thus trespassing upon a principle which tl
own party have made a part of
fundamental law of the State. '.
phosphate companies are taxed uj
their capital,' and they have no right
complain of this fact inasmuch as every ot
industry Is b.' jallarly taxed. Now, howevei
ls proposed toaubject them to another an
discrlmlnatinjjrfax, for it was, confessedly
tax-for revenue-and not a proper lice,
fee. It was not proposed to lax other ma
facturing companies In this way, and this c
stunted the grievance. He submitted that
phosphate companies should be fostered c
encouraged instead of being crushed dov
that they should be given a bounty instead
a burden, because they were engaged in ?
veloping a new element of wealth that 1
providentially been spread out at our fe
They not only brought capital to the State a
developed her resources, but they even m
gave employment to many hundreds of lab
era. It was a wise policy to diversify the
dustrial pursuits of the Suite, and eocoura
manufactures and commerce. But the pi
posed law would operate to discourage a
actually to destroy these companies
drive them out of the State. He cit
the Etlwan Company as an example. Tr.
company, he said, had a capital
$350,000, on which, in common with otb
manufacturers, lt paid ad valorem tax, b
now lt was proposed to demand, as the prl
of a mere license, the sum of $17,609. T
idea was perfectly monstrous, thai; a compai
that is taxed on its capital In common wi
other companies should be compelled In ad<
tion thereto to pay out five per cent, of I
whole capital for a simple license. The arg
ment seemed to be that these companies we
prosperous, and, therelore, should yield
revenue to the State, but this was not tra
Last year only one of them had paid a dli
dend. They were struggling for ftxistenc
One had gone down already, and after Invet
lng $50,000 had been sold out under the hat
mer for $20,003, and one of the stronge
ones had recently bien unable to sell its stoc
at eighty cents on the dollar. Unies? tl
Legislature wanted to destroy these comp
nies they should not pass this bill. If they c
so the companies must remove from the Stat
and he declared that the companies whlc
were without acid chambers could go t
to Georgia with less expense than the amoui
of one license fee. He was authorized to ea
that if this bill became a law the companlc
could not exist lu this State. They would b
compelled either to leave the State, to su.
pend their business, or to contest the law 1
the courts. Mr. Porter proceeded to shoi
that the same argument applied to the pr<
posai to license the. ba ok?, Ac; that it was dil
criminating, unjust, and in opposition to th
fundamental principle of taxation.
Alderman Swcegan, In behalf of the Cit
Council, said that the State and city taxes li
Charleston were already onerous, and that thi
bill would terribly increase the burden, espe
dally of the poor. He drew attention to th
fact that persons selling liquor were to b
charged fifty per cent, more than other met
chants, and he said lhere were a great man,
men of small means In Charleston who madi
their living In this way, so that this law wouli
seriously affect them; and he begged tin
members to bear In mind the impoverisher,
condition of Charleston, and not levy an exc?s
sive tax upon the poor.
M?jor G. Lamb Buist presented the petilloi
of the Charleston Board of Trade against th?
passage of the license bill, and made a power
ful argument in opposition to the bill. In ttil
case of banks, he said that fully one-ha'f the
banking institutions in this Slate were na?
tional banks, which were under the aegis ol
the Federal Government, and could not be
reached by such a law, which would conse?
quently bear solely upon the local institutions,
and tend to crush them out. The people need?
ed all the banks they could have. One great
obstacle to their prosperity was the prevailing
high rate ol interest, and he knew of no way
of breaking this down except by multiplying
the number of banking Institutions.
Major Buist was followed by Mr. Hardy Sol?
omon and Major J. B. Ezell, of the Columbia
Board of Trade, and Mr. Wm. C. Bee and Dr.
N. A. Pratt, of the Charleston delegation,
each pointing out the unjust features of the
Mil, and remonstrating against Its passage in
Us present shape; and the conference came to
an end without any expression of opinion on
the part ofiony member of the General Assem
sembly, two of whom were asleep during
most of the meeting, while the rest were
lounging in various uncouth positions, and
hardly paying their visitors the courtesy of
No FIRE.-A little after twelve o'clock Sat?
urday night a colored man named Wm. Wil?
liams aroused the residents of Anson street,
a Utile above Society, by his loud cries of
fire. The policeman hurried to the spot, and
not seeing any flames or smoke, tried to
arrest the Bhouter. He fled down the street,
making affairs worse by yelling murder, but
was overtaken and captured with the assis?
tance of another policeman. He was taken to
the Guardhouse, and will explain this morn?
ing to the Mayor._
A DEAD CHILD.-Between eight and nine
o'clock Friday evening the body of a lifeless
infant was found just within a gateway in
Coming street, opposite Bull. The child was
a colored one, and wrapped up in rough bag?
ging, bits of blanket, &c. It must have been
left there but a short lime before lt was dis?
covered, and it seems to ba from twelve to
thirteen months old. An inquest was held
over the body on Saturday, and the surgeon
called in gave lt as bis opinion that the child
died of marasmus and cancer. The jury had
adjourned over until Tuesday, and every effort
is making to discover the parents of the un
meetings Thia Day.
Palmetto Division, S. T., at - P. M.
Palmetto Fire Company, at 8 P. M.
Friendship Lodge, at half-past 7 P. M.
Palmetto Pioneer Co-operative Association,
at 8 P. M.
Auction Sales This Day.
Wm. McKay will sell at 10 o'clock, at No.
26 Mazyck street, furniture, Ac.
Leitch & Bruns will sell at 7 o'clock P. M.,
at No. 267 King street, jewelry, Ac.
49* Mr. WILLIAM E. SIMMONS, Jr., and Mr.
N. H. PORTER, are the travelling agents for
THE NEWS, the former for lower and the lat?
ter for upper South Carolina.
THE WEATHER yesterday was bright, balmy
and fraught with ihe ethereal mildness which
marks the approach of spring. The streets
were lively with crowds of all ages, sexes and
colors, and at most ot the churches the con?
gregations were^unusually full.
"A FRIENDLY TILT."-The Savannah Repub?
As the Charleston Mounted Social Club have
now supplied themselves with new uniforms
and equipments, and are said to be in excellent
practice, we propose that our Savannah Sabre
Club invite the corps to come over and favor
Savannah with a friendly tilt. It would be a
pleasant affair all round.
DROWNED.-Saturday night a white man
named Charles Cooper-fell from a flat, which
was being towed down the harbor, and was
drowned. The flat contained two heavy guns,
and was being towed by the st- amer St. Hele?
na, from Southern wharf down to Fort Sumter,
where the guns were to be mounted. There
were but two men, both white, on the flat at
the time, and the unfortunate man must have
drowned instantly, as nothing was seen of him
after the first plunge. His body has not been
AN ABOMINABLE NUISANCE.-On yesterday
afternoon the people living at the foot of Lau?
rens street, near Vernon, were greatly annoy?
ed by a gang of young men and boys, forty
or fifty lu number, vAo were profaning the
Sabbath by cock-fighting. Shouts, yells and
curses filled the air. TMB is no new thing,
for on every Sunday the same disgraceful
scene Is enacted on the public street. No po?
liceman ever makes his appearance, and this
intolerable nuisance ls carried on with perfect
RETURNED.-The delegation of the aldermen
and the two committees from the Chamber of
Commerce and the Board ot Trade, who
went to Columbia to lay before the finance
committee ot the Senate the remonstrance of
the mercantile community against the passage
of the stamp act and license bill, returned yes?
terday morning to the city. They had an In?
terview with Governor Scott, appeared before
tho committee, and are hopeful that the words
of t heir spokesmen, the Hon. W. D. Porter,
Alderman Sweegan, W. C. Bee, Esq., ano? Dr.
N. A. Pratt, will meet with a favorable con?
sideration. The delegates found no difficulty
in obtaining an audience of the Governor and
a hearing by the committee.
CLUBS AND STARS.- Cuffee Templeton, ar?
rested for obstructing the street at the Arte?
sian Well with his cart, was fined one dollar,
which be paid.
Wm. Brown, reported for depositing a cart
load of garbage on the farm of Mr. James
Johnson, at the foot of President street, was
fined two dollars.
James Scott, a small colored boy, who
clung to his mother but fell to the lot of his
father in a voluntary separation, was lodged
by his father for safekeeping, but was dis?
missed by the Mayor, who declined to decide
between the parents.
One drunken individual, who could not see
his way home, and could not walk lt after lt
was shown him, was taken to the Guardhouse
and fined one dollar for his fun.
THE COURTS ON SATURDAY.-Ia the State
Court, Judge Graham granted a few orders,
b i no business of importance was trans*
The United States District Court was occu?
pied in the consideration of certain confess?
ions of Judgment made to J. W. Brown, ex?
ecutor, by Charlotte TUman, bankrupt, and
the matter was finally referred to a special
referee to report.
The following cases are fixed for trial to?
day: McLeisb vs. Kalb; Fraser & Co. vs. ihe
Gaslight Company; Catrington vs. the Gas?
light Company; Dewing, Thayer & Co. vs. the
Gaslight Company; Marzyck <fc Duenslng vs.
Home Insurance Company; Taylor vs. O'Neill;
Robson vs. Rhett; Edwards va, Franke; Dob?
bin vs. Epping; Waters vs. the South Carolina
SHOOTING ROBINS ON THE ROAD.-Saturday
afternoon as a colored woman and two men
were riding quietly along In a wagon on the
rood, opposite Payne's farm, the party were
startled by the loud report of a gun near at
hand, and by the instantaneous cries of the
colored woman whose turbaned ?ead was
struck by a number of bird shot. The two men
gave chase to the young sportsman,and brough t
him to bay in a small wood on Payee's farm,
where he was arrested by a policeman who
had been summoned from the upper Guard?
house. The boy, who gives his name as Jo?
seph Plnckney, colored, says he was Bhooliog
robins on the farm, when he saw a bird on
the line of bushes skirting the road. Without
noticing the wagon, be crept up and blazed
away at Cock Robin as the wagon came In
line. The accident in this case is the natural
cousequence of the reckless firing, which ls
constantly going on up the road. Gunners
will do well to bear in mind hereafter that
strict orders have been given to the police to
arre st any one shooting within the limits of the
PRESENTATION TO A PASTOR.-On Sunday ;
morning the Rev. J. H. M. Chumaceiro was
presented with a handsome gold watch by the
officers and members of Dan Lodge, I. O. B,
B., as a token of recognition of the valuable
and trying services rendered by him in at?
tending upon the ill, the dying and the |
dead during the yellow fever epidemic last .
summer. The presentation took place at the
hall of the Hebrew Orphan Society, and was
made by Mr. N, Levin, Sr. Ia presenting the <
gift Mr. Levin alluded to the circumstances i
which had Induced them to make this presen- I
talion, and, holding up ihe watch said :
This little instrument teaches UB many wise,
useful and profitable lessons. It tells ot time. ,
the prosperity of man, ihe measure of his pul?
sations, and admonishes us ol' lile and death, '
ol time and eternity, and of the small space
separating the cradle from the grave-also
that we use and not abuse these fleeting mu- <
men ts. Your past life gives evidence and as?
sures UB that you have profited and will profit
by its teachings. 1
Mr. Chumaceiro was very sensibly affected
by the unexpected demonstration, and accept?
ed ihe gift with a feeling and pertinent re?
sponse. The watch ls a double cased hunting
watch, and bears the following Inscription: 1
"Presented to Past President Rev. J. H. M.
Chumaceiro by the officers and members of i
Dan Lodge, No. 93, I. O. B. B., February i
The Cloie of the Jananschek Engage
Tbe extremely successful engagement
Madame Jananschek In thts city terminated
on Saturday evening, when A Winter's
was presented to a. large and delighted audi
ence. The performance was, perhaps, the most
thorouhgly satisfactory of the week. Madame
Janauschek's Hermione must be counted
among ber very best Impersonations, and
as finely executed as lt ls truly and artistically
conceived. The statue scene was perfectly
rendered. The Leentes of Mr. Levick deserves
special praise; but the whole cast was unexcep
tionable. Altogether, we take leave of Madame
Jananschek with the conviction that a great
actress has been among us, and with the hope
that she may one day return to confirm the
Impression that she has this week created.
The Three Hunchback-..
Now for the Pantomime ! The Abbott
Troupe is a very full one, and brings with
Its wonderlul wardrobe, machinery and
"properties" generally. If there be any truth
in the praises of our Western exchanges, or
any virtue in the poster picture." en sithonelte
which adorn our dead walls, this company
can't be beat lu their line. We trust that The
Three Hunchbacks will meet with a full house
at the Academy this evening.
TUB LAURENS ROAD.-Tue Herald is in
formed that the South Carolina Railroad will
begin the reconstruction of the Laurens Ball
road at a very early day.
CRUMBS.-The widow and daughter of the
the late Hon. Henry J. Raymond were among
the arrivals at the Charleston Hotel on Satur?
The attention of stockholders ls called to
the advertised meeting ot the Palmetto Plo
neer Co-operative Association.
The Chester Reporter Btates that "a guano
fever prevails among the farmers" of that sec
Hon, and that larger quantities of commercial
fertilizers are being ordered than in any pre
THE CHARLESTON HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION
There Is' now before the Legislature a bill to
incorporate Messrs R. D. Brown, B. M. Jones
James Addison, Thomas Richardson and L
W. West, of this city, under the above title
for the purpose of making loans of money to
their members and stockholders on mortgages
of real estate. The capital Block of the assc
elation ls to be one thousand triares, to be
paid for In instalments of one dollar every
month on each share. The association ls en?
dowed with all the usual rights and privilege
of corporations, and will cease when its
funds accumulate, so that each member, on a
division, wilt have two hundred dollars in
money, or its equivalent in property.
Hotel Arrivals-February aland ?49.
H. A. Topham, Savannah; J. Millett, H. Ells?
worth, E. Girard, Jr., H. Lockwood and wife
J. S. Hawley, New York; C. Henry, Tennes
see; G. Tledemann, Richmond; E. T. Dobbins
Philadelphia; W. J. Etter, Columbia; J. R
Emery, Trenton; J. S. Flllebrown, South Caro
Una; S. P. Hamilton, Georgia; H. H. Wyer,
Virginia; A. L. Lee and wife, Mrs. H. J. Ray?
mond, Miss Raymond, New York; E. P. Ma?
son, Bbode Island; L. J. Hinder and wife, Con
nee lent; F. Ferguson and wife, St. John's N
B.; 8. D. Lorlng and wife, W. E. Barry, Bos?
ton; J. P. Elliott and wife, Baltimore; J. Cra
mer, T. A. Byrnes, Philadelphia, F. G. Martin?
dale, Pennsylvania; J. Black, Baltimore; Mr
and Mrs. Robertson, South Carolina; H. D.
Musselman,Baltimore; E. S. Deane, New York
H. M. Falk, So. Ca.; Wm. Wallace, Alabama
F. F. Carroll, Barnwell; J. Danforth and wife,
Miss Danforth, J. E. Du Bose, Augusta; J. B.
Elwood, C. B. Kornvenhoon, New York; 8.
Voorhees and lady, W. H. Gleason, South
Carolina; W. W. Boyce, Baltimore; Miss M.
D. Yanman, Ml?s J. D. Vuumnn, Miss E. H.
Vau ni an, Mrs. H. C. Hopkins, George Yanman,
Lancaster, Pa.; A. Bennett, New York; J. T.
Bennett, Philadelphia; Jos. S. Hopkins, Balti?
more; J. A. O'Neill, Liverpool; 8. C. Woolman,
Philadelphia; J. T. Turner, Baltimore: Oliver
Holden and wile, New York; Mr. and Mrs. G.
Morris, Mrs. Hazeltine, Wm. Armstrong and
wife, Philadelphia; Geo. A. Southall, P. P. Car
Co.; A. M. Latham, St. Andrew's; H. W. Endy,
Worcester; H. Luytes, New York; 8. T. De
Ford, Jr., Baltimore.
MILLS HOUSE. '
Geo. E. Crossman, Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Hun?
ter, Wm. Frottlngham, Mrs. Froltlogham, Miss
Frotllogham, Albany, N. Y.; John H. Freld,
M. Constable and wife, Miss Constable and
maid, F. H. Cossitt, H. E. Gramiss, Mr. and
Mrs. Topping, Miss A. C. Mildrum, W. A. Top?
ping, H. S. Topping, Mrs. Geo. Magrath, Miss
Bmith, Miss Clara Magrath and nurse, John L.
Etchworlb, F. W. Iitman, Ct as. A Eccleston,
New York; Chas. H. Beedie, Providence, R. I. ;
W. H. Manning, South Carolina; Mrs. E. Ver?
non and daughter, Dr. John Lowmao, W. B.
Lowman, Henry P. Darlington, Philadelphia;
Geo. W. Freeman, Jacksonville, Fla.; Geo. W.
Whiting, Cleveland, 0.; G. Bradford, Water?
town, N. Y.; J. N. Beach, Geo. C. Aldin, Wash?
ington, D. C.; Dr. and Mrs. Bronson, St. Au?
PAVILION HOTEL. .
J. H. Eberhart, Sumter; W. J. Covington,
North Carolina; T. R. Gaines, J. F. Meyers,
South Carolina; E. B. Conant, E. Conant,
Boston: L. C. Linn, Columbia; J. B. Sherman,
Greenville; Isaac Llebman, Bamberg; W. W.
Hart, Barnwell; Chas. Abbott, Mrs. Chas. Ab?
bott, A. H. Lindley and lady, S. Collins, Mrs.
Cormer, Miss Barrett, Miss Sandford, Mles ?
Duffield, J. C. Franklin, J. B. Howland, Pan?
tomime Troupe; P. F. Sailing, Augusta.
MOURNING DRESS GOODS and black Alpacas
at A. R. Stillman's Dry Goods House, No. 281
King 6treet, fourth door below Wentworth
street. Extra good fresh black Alpacas from
25 cents to 50 cents. Fine single width black
Alpaca, 30 cents. Empress and Crape Cloths.
Black and white Plaids. Gray and black
Plaid Poplins, cheap and pretty, at No. 281
GENTLEMEN'S COATS, Pants, Ac, nicely dyed
ind cleaned, alter the newest improvements;
faded Clothes given a fast color at Otto Sonn
tag's, Dyer, Wentworth street, near Artesian
LISBON SALT.-Meesrs. Geo. W. Williams &
Do. are selling this article In lots of one ton
ind upwards at very low rate?. See adver?
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views of
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Hasel
street Bazaar. __ dec29
CHEILLET'8 PARIS KID GLOVES-every pair
warranted. These Gloves will be taken back
sven alter wear, for any imperfections, Buch ag
tearing or rlpplDg.
f Parla, 20 Rue de la Paix.
LondoD, 63 Regent street.
New York, 929 Broadway.
Boston, 9 Temple Place.
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT A Co., Bole Agents
ENVELOPES, White or Buff, good quality 10c.
i package, or Ihree packages for 25c. Hasel
street Bazaar and East Bay News Room.
LIMEN TABLE DAMASK^ a large stock, at all
prices, la white and unbleached. Damask
Napkins and Doylies offered at a great bar?
gain. Huckaback and Diaper Towels. A
Huckaback Towel for 10 cents. White and un?
bleached Huckaback, large size, fringed
Towels at 12} cents, at A. B. Stillman's, No.
281 King street.
AT F?RCHOOTT, BENEDICT ? Co., No. 244
King street, a splendid line ol Black Alpaca
for 40 and 80 cents, worth 60 and 75 cents.
A FULL line of Ladles' White Kid Gloves, all
numbers, for $1. A full line of Gent's Gloves
Up to NO. 9. FURCHOOTT, BENEDICT & CO., No.
244 King street. . feb5
TRUE ECONOMY.-The country Is at present
flooded with cheap and Inferior goods of every
description, which are heralded to the public
In flaming advertisements, and which And a
market among those who have yet to learn
that "true economy" consists ia buying a first
class article from an established and first class
house. Fur example, pianos of various makers
are offered at about one-half the price of those
Df really first-class manufacture. Among the
latter none are more deserving of the encc
mlum?"really first-clasi" than those manufac?
tured by Messrs. Wm. Enabe & Co., of Balti?
more, a firm which dates over a third of a
century, and whose Pianos tor excellency of |
wormanshlp, durability and sweetness of tone,
stand absolutely unrivalled and containing
many valuable patented improvements, to be
found In no other Instruments, made by the
very best workmen and of strictly first-class
and seasoned material. The so-called "cheap"'
plano may present a fair external appearance,
but is made of Inferior and often entirely un?
seasoned material, and soon becomes a wreck
which defies the art of the tuner. We make
special mention of the plano, as the most forci?
ble illustration of our remarks, which can be
applled.to almost every article we use in our
10-4 MARSEILLES QUILTS, a few left only, at
13 and $4. Marseilles crib Quilts, several
Blzes. Another fresh supply, In all numbers,
of my 75 cents and $1 Corsets. Fashionable
HoopBkirts at 50 cents. The best made Bed
Comforts, ia ali sizes and at all prices, eau be
had at A. B. Stillman's Dry Goods House, No.
281 King street.
CROQUET I CROQUET 1-The cheapest In the
city. Price $4. HABEL STREET BAZAAR.
FARNHAM'S TOOTH LOZENGES were exhibited
at the American Institute Fair, 1871. The fol?
lowing is the report of the judges:
"NEW YORK, December 6, 1871.
"To the Board of Managers of the American
Institute Industrial Exhibition:
"GENTLEMEN-After a full and impartial ex?
amination of the article above described, the
undersigned judges make report that the
tooth lozenges area very pleasant, convenient
and effective dentrlflce, composed of sub?
stances which are perfectly harmless. C. F.
Chandler, T. Eggleston, Jr., Judges, Profess?
ors of Chemistry, Columbia College, New York
FARNHAM'S FRENCH TOOTH LOZENGES, a
novel and pleasant dentrlflce-the finest ia
the world for cleaning, beautifying and pre?
serving the teeth; endorsed by eminent den?
tists. Sold wholesale by
Dowie, Moise & Davis.
At retail by
Dr. H. Baer, No. 131 Meeting street.
Chas. F. Panknin, No. 123 Meeting street.
A. W. Eckel A Co., No. 215 King Btreet.
G. W. Almar, cor. King & Vanderhorst ste.
O. J. Luhn, King street, corner John.
Vogt & Co., No. 277 King street.
Edwd. S. Burnham, No. 421 King street.
C. F. 8chwettmann, cor. King & Broad sts.
Jos. Blackman, No. 38 Broad street.
O. A. Barbot, No. 48 Broad street.
Dr. E. H. Kellers, No. 85 Broad street.
Dr. W. A. Skrlne, No. 260 King street.
Dr. Geo. duller, cor. Meeting ? Society sts.
Apd other Druggists. feb2Q-3moB
AT FURCUGOTT, BENEDICT CO., 10 pi?ces
Black Gros Grain fine Silk, only $2; worth
$2 60. Ten pieces Black Gros Grain fine Silk
(24 laches) oaly $1 87. feb5
CHROMOS, at any price. Hasel Btreet Ba?
zaar. ' febl9-m
PLATING CARDS, Linen, sixteen styles, 50c.
per pack. Hasel Btreet Bazaar and East Bay
News Room. febl9-m
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At the anniversary meeting of the Wash?
ington Light Infantry Oharltaole Association,
held on the 22d instant, the following resolutions
were unanimously adopted and ordered to be
published In THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS and
Charleston Courier ;
As the successors and representatives of the old
corps which he loved BO well, this association ls
called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to
the memory of Colonel Joseph Walker, formerly a
captain of the Washington Light Infantry. Con?
nected wli h this organization In the most pros?
perous period of its history, he successively filled
every office In its gift, and finally as its command?
er contributed no small part to its preparation
for all tho duties of the citizen soldier, and when
the time of trial came, although his age and his
health could well have enabled him to seek some
more retired and safe position, he preferred ser
vice in the field, and, as the adjutant-general of
General Gist, contributed to tho organization and
perfection of his command. With a heart quickly
responsive to the kindest emotions, filled with an
energy which knew no fatigue, earnest, honest,
and zealous In endeavors, he held an important
place In our community, and his loss will long be
reit. In all the relations of life he secured the
love and esteem or his associates; and as a citi?
zen, when like a patriot lt was to suffer, he dis?
charged to the fu l all the duties which devolved
Recognizing the Importance and value or pur
association, and sympathizing with the motives
to which lt owes Us origin, he early placed his
name on its roll, and rendered all the services In
his power to promote its interest. Thererore
Resolved, That in the death or Colonel Joseph
Walker our community has lost a vained and up?
right citizen, and this association an honored
memb'-r and cherished associate.
Resolved, That a pa.se or our Minutes be dedica?
ted to the memory or the rank he held among us,
and to our appreciation or his virtues.
Resolved. That we tender to his ramify the as?
surances ol our profound sympathy with them In
the heavy bereavement which they and our whole
community have sustained.
Extract from the Minutes.
D. B. GlLLTLAND,
Secretary aud Treasurer.
W" E IJVE"AND~LEARN] DLE'ILND
THE SOUTHERN DYE HOUSE,
No. 369 KINO STRBET,
Dyes and Cleans by means of steam, Gentle
men's Ladles and Children's Clothes. Fine LaceB
and Lace Curtains cleaned and done up with the
Sort or Manufacturers'Finish; Lace and Crape
Shawls and Kid Gloves Cleaned and Dyed.
as- Goods received and returned by Express.
Jnn22-lyr_I. BILLER, Proprietor
P . WALL,
* ? TRIAL JUSTICE,
SUutkm 0aUf~~8l)i* ?Das -
Bj WM. McKAT.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, No. 25
Mazy ck street.
WIU be sold THIS DAT, 26th instant, at No. 25
Mazy ck street, near Be auf ala street, at 10
The FURNITURE of a family declining house?
keeping, consisting of: One superior sven octave
Rosewood PIANO, one Brussels Carpet, Hand?
some Bookcase, Set of Hair-Seat Parlor Furniture,
Marble Top Centre Table, Dining and Bedroom
Furniture, Portable Range, Ac. _feb26
Bj W. Y. LEITCH & R, S. BR?NS,
ESTATE SALE OF JEWELRY, SILVER?
WARE, Watches, Diamonds, Ac by order
of the Administrator of the Estace of JAMESE.
Will be sold at the Store No. 267 Ring street, on
THIS EVENING, 26th instant, at 7 o'c ock,
The entire STOCK. OP JEWELRY, Mlver-Ware,
Diamonds, Watches, Rings. Clocks, Ac, Ac. To?
gether with the Fixtures, Counters, Show-Oases,
Terms cash. All articled to be delivered the day
after Bale._ febai
Shirts ano irnntisrjing ?0000.
Made to order of Beat Materisls, and
WABRA^TED TO ITT.
Sent by Express, C. O. D. to any part of the
country. Directions for measurement sent on
STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
MEETING STREET, 4 '
Opposite the Mairk'et.
NOTICE OP REMOVAL.
SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
WILL REMOVE TO
No. 186 KING STREET,
(Forest House Block,) opposite D. H. Slloox'a
Furniture Ware rooms, on or about 28th February.
rjpHE UNEQUALLED MACHINE.
The HOME SHUTTLE uses the Straight Needle,
makes the lock stitch, (alike on both sides,) bas
self-adJastlDg tension, and ls the only first-class
low price Sewing Machine in the market adapted
for every variety of ?ewing from muslins to
heaviest cloths. Price $25 and $87.
Agenta wanted. Send stamp for circular and
I sample of Sewing. T. L. BISSELL,
Janll-fmwflmo_Charleston. S. 0.
THE NEW IMPROVED
WHEELER & WILSON
SEWING- MACHINE !
THE BEST IS THE CHEAPEST !
WHEELER & JOLSON
AT TEE LATE STATE FAIR, EEL ' .AT
Why lt Should Have the Preference of
all Others i
1st. Becanae lt ls the simplest.
2d. Because it sews easier.
Sd. Because it sews faster.
4th. Because lt asea no Shuttle.
6th. Because lt makes less noise
6th. Because lt la more durable.
7th. Because lt bas been before the public for
over twenty years, and hence lt ls no experiment
to try lt.
Ninety thousand more Family Maehlnes Bold
than by any other Company. Its late improve?
ments set lt far ahead of anything in the market.
Adjusting and repa ring done promptly. All
Call and examine, whether wisting to purchase
WHYTE & HARRAL,
Oe narai Southern Agents,
WO. 209 KING STREET.
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MEDALS
WM. KNABE & CO.,
GRAND, SQUARE AND UPRIGHT
These instruments have been .before the public
for nearly thirty yeara. and upon their excel?
lence alone attained an unpurchased pre-emi?
nence, whleh pronounces them un equalled m
ja-All our SQUARE PIANOS have our New Im?
proved OVERSTRUNG SCALE and the AGRAFFE
sj-ffc wonld call especial atttemlon to our late
Patented Improvements in GRAND PIANOS and
SQUARE GRAN Ds, found In no other Plano, which
brings the Piano nearer perfection than has yet
EVERY PIANO FULLY WARRANT?
ED FOR FIVE YEARS.
HW We are by special arrangement enabled to
furnish PARLOR ORGANS and MELODEONS ol
tho most celebrated makers, Wholesale a^d Retail
at lowest Factory Prices.
Illustrated Catalogues and Price Lists prompt?
ly furnished on application to
WM. KNABE & CO.,
Or any of our regular established agencies.
TTTILL BE SOLD IN FRONT t)Fr MY
YT office, No ss Broad street, on TUESDAY,
27th Instant, at ll A. M.,- i
One strong SPRING WAGON AND HARNESS. (
feb28 - ; . ?. . H as
Bj HOLMES & MACBETH, r i
CHARLES H. SESION TON, TRUSTEE
or Jalla H. M. Graves, vs. Lunts Tidal, et al.
Br virtue or a decree ol the Hon. R. P. Granara,
Jnuge of t tie First Circuit, dated the22d February,
1672,1 will sell on WEDNESDAY, the 20th day of
March, at ll o'clock A. M., at the Old Postofflce,
Cc ar, es ton, s.
All that certain PL INTATJON OR TRACT OF
LAND, containing six hundred and sixty -one
acres, tltnate, lying and being in Saint James
Parish, Goose Creek, lo the District (now County)
of Charleston, and State aforesaid, butting and
bounding to the south on F ster's Creek, to the
north and east on Lands late of L tcharla Tille
Ponteaux, to the northwest on Lands of --
Mazy CK , and to the south and west on Lands late
of Rochford Estate.
All that Pl EOE OR PAKuEL OF LAND sit?ate,
lying and being in the Parish or S c. James
Goose Creek, in the District (now county)-of
Charleston, and state aforesaid, containing lathe
whole one thousand acres.be the same mere or
less; bounded west and southwest partly by the
Pub.Ic Road leading from Goose creek Bridge to
Monet's Corner, and partly by a tract of -?
acres or Land or-Hinds, wblcn lits a little be?
low the Seventeen-mile Stone, north by Landa of
winiam smith, northeast by Lands or Thomas
Sm.th, east by Lands Of Harriet Horry. and
south by Glebe and Free School Lands, and hav?
ing such thane and figure as is set forth tn a plat
thereof made by Joseph Purcell, Esq., in Febru?
ary,one thousand seven hundred and ninety
All that LOT, PIECE OK PARCEL OF LAND,
comprising a part of the Free School Tract ol
Lana, situate, lying and being in toe Pariah
of Saint James Goose Creek, In the District (noir
Connty) of Charleston, and State aforesaid, con?
taining ninety-eight acres, more or less, lying on
the Public Road leading Irom the Charon to Red
Bank; bounded south on said Road, east on
Lands or Mrs. H. Horry, north on Landa'.of Charles
Graves, and te the west on the Cburcb -Lands,
wblch said several Tracts or Land form one *
Plantation called the "Brick Hope" Plantation. -
Terms-One-third cash: remainder In one and
two years, to be secured by bond bearing Interest
from the day of sale at the rate or seven per cent,
per annum, and a mortgage or the property. Pur?
chaser to pay Referee for stomps and papers, i
THOS M. HANCKEL,
By A. TOBIAS' SORS? .
P?BLIC AUCTION.-CHOICE OLD
COGNAC BRANDY, directly imported from
On THURSDAY, 28th instant, we will sell in
U. s. Bonded Warehouse, Elliott street, at ll
26 eighth F } casta 0110108 01d ??Q!iA0 BRANDT
20 effhthi ca8*9 SnP?101 OOONAO BRANDY
ALSO, . *
lit oases (12 bottles each) Tory Cholos COGNAC
260 cases (12 bottles each) Very Superior Old
All of tue above of most approved brands.
Ooniilttpns at sale._ febza-rsrawtas
MACQUEEN & RIECfcE
Tl / ILL SELL AT AUCTION ON WED
VT NESDAY^the28thday or February, 1871,
(if notpre viously -sold at private sale (a Flrst-olasa
BAR-ROOM, known as the Atlantic House, No. 81
Ef,st Bay street, at 10 o'clock A. M.
The above is a well known stand,and ls in 67ery
way complete that belongs to a Bar.
. Will bo sold on account of the proprietor leav
inrr the State, and for no other canse, i
Tho place can be seen at any time during the
BTW. Y. LEITCH & fi. s. BRUNS,
ELIGIBLY SITUATED BRICK RES?
IDENCE, with a fine Garden, in the western
] part of the city.
Win be sold on THURSDAY, 29th Instant, at IO
o'clock, at the Postofflce, . , .
That delightfully situated two and a half story
BR10K RESIDENCE, wlth-slate roof and doable
piazza, containing four square and two attic
rooms, besides pantry, dressing and bath rooms,
situated at .the non west corner of Lynch ana
Keaufaln streets; preml-es contain floe brick
Kitchen, stable and Carriage House of bnok, with
slate roof. The Premises sre incl-sed with brick
wall garden walks cemented, large cistern and
well or good water. Lot measuresflrty elght feet
front, by one hundred and seventy-one feet in
Terms-ene-hair cash; balance in one and two
years, with interest on bond a d mortgage.
Property ta be Insured, and policy assigned.
Purchaser to pay us lor papers and scamps.
By ?.M. MARSHALL & BRO.
"OINE PLANTATION IN ST. JAMBS
_L Goose Creek. u?
on THURSDAY, 29th instant, at ll o'clock, will
te sold at the Postomoe,
That TRACT or 1766 acr-s, more or less, uituate
en Goose Creek, known as the "Melarove Place,w
having a settlement or seven Buildings. It con?
tains about 76 acres of cleared Uplands, Ito acres
of Rice Land, nuder bank, with ample back water
for tue same, and the balance well Wooded.
Terms easr ; made known at Bale.
By R.M. MARSHALL & BRO.
BELIGHTFUL RESIDENCE IN NORTH?
EASTERN portion of the City,
un THURSDAY, 2Bth instant at ll o'clock, wiU
te sold at the Postofflce,
That well built lin roofed DWELLING, No. a
Reid street, near Bay street, haring s or 10
rooms, 2 piazzas, large kitchen, cistern, gas, Aa
Lot oo by 200 Ieee Also, the Lot adjoining, being
at southeast corner of Drake and Reid streets,
measuring 60 by 200 feet.
Terms easy; made known at sale.
By LOUIS D. DeS AU SSURE.
LT LNG STREET LOT OF Li ND.
LV On TUESDAY, 27th instant, at ll o'clock A,
IL, will be sold, near the Postofflce,
The LOT OF LAND on the east Bide of King
dtreet, (next north of Mr. Lacassagne's.) between
Queen street and Horlbeck's alley, measuring 27
feet 8 Inches In front by 281 feet deep, more or
less, having the old foundation and cistern on it.
Conditions-One-third "cash; balance by bond
bearing seven per cent, semi annual interest,
rajable la one and two years, to be secured by a
mortgage of4be LOL Purchaser to pay for pa
pera and revenue stamps Ieb20tnthsmtn6
By LOUIS D. DeSAUSSURE.
LOT OF LAND ON BROAD STREET.
On TUESDAY, 27th instant, at ll o'clock A
ll,, will be sow, near the Postofflce,
The LOT OF LAND at the corner of Broad, Lo
fian and New streets, measuring 49 feet on Broad
f treet, northwest on New street 121 feet 4 inches,
ton th west on. Lot of Mr. Dunbar Paul 83 feet,
southeast on Mr. Lawless's Lot, from which lt ls
separated by a line running northeast, measures
40 feet, to the south, on a triangular piece, mea
l uring so feet, to the east, on Logan street, 180
feet, aa per plat or Chas. Parker, Surveyor, drawn
June 28, 1856.
Conditions-One-hall cash; balance by bond,
payable In one year, with interest, secured by
mortgage ol Lot. Purchaser to pay for papers
and revenue stamps._feb20-tnthamtn6
By A. c. MCGILLIVRAY,
TWO SMALL, NEAT WOODEN HOUSES
Will be sold at the Postofflce, Broad street, on
TDEsDAY. 27th instant, at ll o'clock,
The LOT OF LAND, with comfortable two
story Dwelling and Shop, No. 91 Spring street,
south side, next west of the corner or President
street. Lot 36 feet front, by about 63 feet deep.
Tho LOT OF LAND immediately in the rear, ad
jciuing the above, fronting on Short Court, next
to the corner of President BIreet, 36 feet front by
about 63 feet deep, with a smal>, neat two-story
House, four rooms, piazza, Ac.
Terms cash. Purchaser to pay auctioneer for
papers ana Btamps._reb23rmtu8
By H. H. DeLEON.
CIALE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN RALL
Theodore D. Wagner and Asbnry Coward
Trustees, vs. the King's Mountain Railroad Com?
pany -Foreclosure of Mortgage.
In pursuance of the terms or a mortgage execu?
ted oy the King's Mountain Railroad Company, on
tlie l&th day or March, 1866, and by virtue oi the
powers therein granted, we will se ll,at Public Auc?
tion, at Charleston, S. 0,comer East Bay and
Broad streets, at ll o'clock, cn WEDNESDAY,
March 20, 1872,
The entire RAILROAD of the said Company, in?
cluding the bed and superstructures of said Road,
the materials used In construction, the stations
station-house depots, store houses, workshops
machinery and fixtures thereon, and all thean
gines and rolling stock, together with all the
rights, privileges and easement belonging or ap?
pertaining to said Railroad Company.
Terms cash. Purchasers to pay for papers and
THEODORE D. WAGNER,
ARLE & BLYTHE',
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
4V Practice In State and Federal Courts.
49- Special attention glveu to collecting and
Bankruptcy. . jan?Mmo.