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JBJfa.BOBJ.TB DECORATIONS AJT.
Tbe Spring Tide Festrval'o'f the C
-The Blooming of Plowers ai
Hiving of Christ-Its Observ?t
the Churches. * '
Easter Sunday, tbe brightest and mo
ous festal season of the year, dawne
and gloomy yesterday morning, an
first feeling o? the whole city was one
appointment. The morning services,
ever, were well attended, and the atte
were more than repaid by the eloqnei
mons and Impressive ceremonies a
of the churches. Toward noon the clou
? persedand a bright and glorious afb
succeeded, inviting every one to ei
prayer. To the disappointment of the
lng succeeded the consolation of the
noon, and the traditional Easter was rt
after all in all its wealth ol beauty an
nlflcance. , -
CHURCH OF THC HOLT COMMUNION,
The floral decorations ol this bei
Church were, as might bave been exp
among the most tasteful and effective
city. The new and gorgeous chancel
edifice afforded an excellent opportun!
the display of taste, and the decorations
mainly confined to this space, making 1
beauty of sentiment and delicacy ofe
tion, what was lacking In the quantity of
era and evergreens. The most prom
feature ol the display was a bed of hot-1
plants and flowers, in bloom npon the i
whic& was arranged just in the rear c
chancel rall. Reclining in tile midst ol
.parterre of flowers was a white marble c
thrown down upon its sideband surmot
by the'living blossoms and symbolizing
triumph of Iii? over death, as shown ID
resurrection of the Saviour, succedinr.
death on the cross. The altar in the rea:
covered with baskets of cut flowers, lnclc
jap?nicas, mignonettes and Jessamine,
above this was a cross of jessamine le
and blossoms also reclined. The rea
* desk, organ front anti choir stalls were
tastefully decorated, anO in the body ol
church long garlands of evergreens were
todned between the windows, and hung 1
? pendants ol the roof.
It ls well known that the services at
church are of. a more elaborate and cen
nlous nature than have yet been adopted
the other Episcopal churches lu the city,
lt was perhaps partly due to this fact and
expectation that the Easter services woulc
particularly impressive, that the present
the large congregation that crowded
church ^at both of the services yesterday
owing. In the morning there, was a full ch
Bervice, " processional vand recessional,' (
ducted by the rector, the Rev. A. Toomer ]
ter, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Murdock. '
quartette choir of the church, under the dil
tion of Mr. Senior, chorister, was augmen
by a chorus o? boys from the Parochial sch?
who have been In training but a few we
' under the direction of the accomplished
ganlst, Mr. Ransome, but who already dist
a creditable degree ol proficiency. The m<
hers of the choir and the organist were clotl
io surplices, in accordance with the rec
custom of this church. The sermon i
preached by the rector from St. Luke xxiv,
"And they lound the stone rolled away fr
the sepulchre"-and waa a vindication of
doctrine of resurrection. Prominent ame
the Ideas advance! was that the church, wh
was represented as the body of Christ, m
rise again to be rejoined to its bead in Chrl
k and that the Saviour, who is the King of Hei
en, would In eternity be surrounded by :
subjects, the faithful members of His chun
At evening prayer, at half-past four P. 1
there, was a crowded congregation. Eve
pew Iii the church was Ailed-,- and double ro
" of seats were placed along the aisles. T
full choral service was conducted by .the ri
tor, and at its conclusion Mr. Poi ter took c
caslon to make a statement in relation te t
changes that had been Introduced in the s<
vice of his church. He said that ever sin
he had witnessed in England the forms
praise employed In the Church of Englai
and had listened with pleasure tor six mont
to those services, he had felt a strong desi
to enrich the service of bis own church in
similar way, although, perhaps, to less e
tent. He bad since, by the advice and wi
the consent ol his vestry and parishioners, 1
troduced the choral service and the surpllc*
chair. At the last general convention of tl
Episcopal Church, he had been glad to see
wide |soge of discussion upon this subjec
and he believed it was there settled thi
whenever any parish desired to enrich the
service of praise by tbe introduction of elttu
of these features they had a perfect right t
do so. Since that general convention, ti
had had one Interview with the late Blsho
Davis, and during that conversation be ba
asked the bishop one question, in order t
obtain his opinion in regard to these change
. in Hie form of praise. He had said to th
bUhop, "Now, I suppose that parishes adopt
lng the choral service and surpliced choir ar
not to be called Ritualistic ?" Bishop Davi
replied, "No, slr, we shall have to conced
that ; and I thank God that I have attende*
this convention, lor I have returned wltl
Dreader and more catholic views.'' Mr. Porte
explained that the essence of ritualism wa
the adoration of the emblem-the belief tba
in the bread and wine partaken .ol by com
municantB was to be found the actual bod;
and blood of the Saviour-and be lnvoket
upon himself a most solemn curse if by an j
act of his* should permit-not to Bay lead
any iorm of worship that should be an in
frlDgement upon the canons and the rubrio o
? [. ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH.
At St. Philip's there was the usual lavish
prolusion ot floral decorations. The noble in?
terior was a beautiful picture, with its rich
hangings of evergreens, dotted with the blos?
soms df a hundred ransacked gardens. Twc
rows of garlands encircled the-church, the
lowerone ?festooned from pillar to" pillar, and
meeting in a large rosetta above the window
in rear of the chancel, and the upper row de?
pending from the superior capitals of the same
pillars, with its ends looped up to the ceiling
In front of the chancel. From the base oi
each pillar up to the floor of the gallery a spi?
ral weath of evergreen enclosed the column,
and on the la je of tbe gallery, between each
pair of columns, the two gas brackets were
enclosed in wreaths, from which depended
hanging basket? .filled with natural flowers,
and covered with a graceful drapery oi wood
moss. In the centre of the chancel window
waa,a,.large,,cross, of evergreen, and above
this the emblematic crown. At each corner of
the chancel a marble .cross rose from a mound
of moss, and was hiing with garlands of cut
flowers, and at frequent intervals around the
chancel wall were wreaths and clusters of
roses, jessamine and magnolia blossoms. The
reading, desk was. tastefully trimmed with
flowers, and the pulpit was very richly deco?
rated.. Around the base was a thick wreath of
evergreen and flowers, and on the front was
displayed a floral cross, encircled by a wreath.
The vestibule of the church was ornamented
with a mound oi grass and moss and flowers
in the'centre of the floor, from which arose a
heavy cross of evergreen.
Thr^church was well filled with an attentive
COD gregal ion, bot the threatening weall
the;morning doubtless prevented the el
ate display of toilets tbat would othe
have been made. Tba full service of mo
prayer was conducted by the Rev. Mr.,
8on,and an eloquent discourse was preach
Bishop Howe. The text was from I Cor
ans, xv, 44: "There is a natural body,
there is a spiritual body," and the disc
was an explanation ol the belief of the cl
regarding the mystery of resurrecilon.
reverend gentleman showed from the tex
the concurrent writings of fe t. Paul tba
believer would be clothed with a corp
body, not an serial film, but an actual
bearing resemblance to the incarnate Ct
proceeding from Him, and adapted tc
capacity and requirements of immortal li
completely as the human body is flited tc
necessities of mortal existence. He enlo
the doctrine that the resurrecilon wouk
be merely a reanimation ol the human in
fortbat at the last trump there wouldst!
many millions of the human race alive t
the earth, but lt would be the assumptio
the immortal part of man of its eternal t
ment by a process as subtle and inscrutib
is the principle of life in the human frc
which no analysis is subtle enough, no dh
tion delicate enough to locate or explain,
it would be universal, coincident and ins
taneous-"in a moment, in the twinblln
an eje, at the last trump."
The services of Easter Monday and Ea
Thursday will be held at St. Philip's at 1
M. each day, and at noon to-day the ant
Easter election #111 take place, the polls bc
open until 2 P. M.
8T. MICHAEL'S CHURCH
was draped with festoons of green, looped
with rosettes made of large laurel lea\
along the whole length of the galleries,
front of the organ-gallery was a large cn
also of green. The pulpit was covered v
leaves and flowers; and the chancel was v
gracefully hung with wreaths and garlar
A large white cross stood conspicuot
against the darkened background of
chancel window, and the I. H. S. in wt
letters upon a green ground was especie
remarked and admired; as was, also a wre
and monogram of autumn leaves on the fr?
of the altar-cloth. The large chandelier wh
hangs in the middle o? the church Is alwi
a prominent feature in the bi-annual deco
tiona, and covered with moss and flowers,
it was yesterday, it afforded a most grace
centre-piece to the whole scene.
The Warren Te Deum was chanted with fl
effect by a fall choir, and the various East
hymns and chants were also beautifully rc
The rector, Rev. B, S. Trapier, preach
from Acts, 2d chapter, 24th verse: "Becau
lt was not possible that He should be hold
of it." The sermon was a strong and det<
mined assertion of the literal resurrection
the personal, identical dead body "in spl
of the reveries of a vain philosophy, and tl
dogmas of science falsely so-called."
The beautiful' interior of this church w
elaborately adorned. Around the walls we
festoons of evergreens, looped up wi
wreaths, and the pillars were spirally e
twined with the same ornaments. The alti
was also adorned with green, varied by bani
some natural flowers, and at intervals b
tween the pillars hung baskets o? Ivy an
floating moss. At the main entrance was
mossy stand of odorous white flowers, diffu
lng a delicious perfume. By far the moi
striking decorations, however, were the larg
wreaths suspended la regular order beneat
the lofty Gothic arch of the central roo
These hung in mid-air over the central alsl<
attached to the side walls at the beginning c
the arch by four divergent chalnB of evei
green. The dark green of tne wreaths we
varied by white lilies, and in each wreath wa
a moss basket or a collection of flowers. Th
Rev. C. C. Pinckney, rector, conducted th
morning service, and delivered an interestln
discourse appropriate lo the occasion. In th
evening the church was filled, until mau,
went away, byan immense assemblage to hea
a sermon by the Rt. Rev. \V. B. W. Howe.
.ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.
This venerable edifice 1B too vast for gene
ral decoration, but the chancel was elaborate
ly dressed with evergreens and flowers. Th
font was adorned In perfect taste,' the beaut,
of the hyaclncths around the shalt being re
markable. On the front of the pulpit was ai
exquisite cross of natural flowers, and in iron
of the east window was a- giant cross o
flowers and evergreens. Suspended iu mid
air, over the chancel, was the festal lnscrip
tion: "He ?B risen !" And before the Chol
wa9 the joyous word: "Alleluia !"
A noticeable feature of the church wa9 th<
massive chandelier, p~esented by a gentlemai
in New York, and UP rd for the first time yes
terday. It has thivty-two lights, and is ai
handsome a piece of workmanship, of its kind
as can be found in the city.
ST. LUKE'S CHURCH
was decorated with evergreen wreaths around
the walls, and made a fine show in its Eastei
dress. The dark green of the wreaths wa;
tastily relieved with white flowers, and in the
Intervals beCween the pillars were pendant
baskets of ivy and moss. Tne large stained
glass window at the back oi' the chancel bore
additional festoons of cedar, lorming an
agreeable surrounding to a large cross of
laurel leaves, surmounted by a handsome fie?
rai wreath. The reading desk was decorated
with cedar and white flowers, and bore a
cross of flowers upon its front, while its 'jase
was concealed by a mound of gray mos ; and
beautiful, odorous white flowers. Two Stands,
on the right and left of the chancel , were
filled with rare plants and lovely flowers, and
added greatly to the general effect. The ser
vices were condncted by the Rev. "Jr. Pren?
tiss, who delivered an able discourse from the
text, " Of one Jesus which was aead, whom
Paul affirmed to be alive"-Acts xxv, 19.
THE HUGUENOT CHURCH.
The interior of this sacred edifice affords but
few facilities Jqr an extenstve decoration, but
the efforts of its artists were directed with
taste and .skill, and resulted in a success,
which called .forth general admiration. The
altar and font were arrayed with the usual
evergreens, but these served as a background
for a profusion ol natural flowers of all colors.
Over the altar In letters of gold, surrounded
by green, were the words, "Peace be unto
you," and benath this was a large cross, upon
whlob. hung a lovely floral wreath. The gal?
lery was also neatly decorated, and on a red
ground was the text, "My Redeemer Liveth"
In gilt , letters. On the north wall of the
church was an evergreen representation of a
tablet enclosed In borders of evergreen.
Within this was a cross, and beneath it were the
word8in gilt letters, "For the sighing of the
needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord." The
music was particularly Bweet, and was well
selected under the direction of Professor
Thomas P. O'Neale. Before service lhere wa3
a solo for the soprano and tenor, "Nearer, my
God, to thee," which was beautifully rendered.
The pastor, Rev. C. S. Vedder, conducted the
services, and preached an appropriate sermon
from 1st Cor., xv, 20th. "But now ls Christ
arisen from the dead and become the first
fruits of them that slept."
The services of of the Circaiar Church were
conducted by its pastor, Rev. W. H. Adams,
who, in the morning, delivered an able ser
mon on the Resurrection, of Christ, from
15,20: "But now is Christ risen from the
and become the first, fruits of them
slept," which he followed up, in the
noon, by another, equally able and app
ate, fro m I Col. 3,1 : "Ii ye tuen be risei
Christ, seek. Lho3e things which are ?
where Christ slttelh on the right ha
At the Cathedral Chapel, Pontifical
Mass was solemnized by Bishop Lynch
the sermon ot the day was preached 1
Rev. H. P. Northrop. The music was
dally fine, about forty of the I rained pu
the sunday-school mingling their fresh
youthful voices in the joyful strains app
ate to the occasion.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH.
At this church the decorations were coi
to the altars, which were profusely ad?
with natural flowers. High Mass was
brated by the Rev. C. P. Northrop, the i
of the church, hud a highly impressive se
was preached by the Rev. Samuel J. w
an eloquent and instructive speaker,
musical part of the services was partlci
fine, the regular choir being assisted by
ral accomplished singers. In the mor
Kalliwoda'a Mass was Bung, together
Rordese's Hoc dies. The Incarnatus (I
solo) was charmingly rendered, and th
prano and basso singing was consplcui
good throughout the Macs. In the alten
Rossi's Vespers, with Rossini's Itanium 1
Beethoven's Regina Coli, and Lamblll
Hoc dies, were sung. The delivery ol
Mortuus Est (basso solo) In the last-Da
piece was admirable In every respect. ;
ame Barbot, the organist of the church,
selected, as we have shown, music whit
both beautiful and difficult, and lt is due tc
to say that the execution of it would have
fleeted credit upon any metropolitan choii
ST. PATRICK'S cor neu.
The services at this church were attet
by thronging thousands, who filled the bi
lng during the whole time lt remained or.
The altar was richly decorated.
ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH.
High Mass was celebrated and the sen
of the day preached by the Rev. C. J. Crogl
The music and services generally were rr
than ordinarily Impressive.
BT. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH.'
This church was tastelully decorated v
carlands and wreaths of evergreens an
pri fusion of natural flowers. Rev. T.
Dosh, the newly Installed pastor of
church, officiated, and was assisted by B
J. H. Honour. The discourse waa by Rev.
Doab, the text being from Romans x, 9: "T
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the L
JesuB, and shalt believe In thy heart that (
hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt
saved." After the service there were six p
THE NEW GERMAN CHURCH.
The uew and beautiiul interior ol this hal
some edifice needed but little dressing to p
pare it for the Elster celebration. The bei
tlful frescoe, stained glasses, &c , were de
rations In themselves. In addition to the
however, the snowy altar bore two beaut!
vases of natural flowers, and the pulpit w
covered wllh'a prolusion of beautiful wreat
and crosses made up of evergeens and roat
Hie organ was a'so decorated, and on eitti
side of the church the portraits ol Luther a
Melancthon in the stained glass of the wi
dows were encircled by a tasteful wreath
evergreen and flowers. The morning servie
were conducteur by the Rev. L. Muller, t
pastor, who delivered a sermon, as customai
In the German language, appropriate to t
lessons of the day. The services were larg?
attended, and concluded with the adminlst'
log ol the Communion.
THE WENTWORTH STREET LUTHERAN CHUR(
was neatly decked with wreaths and garlan
of moss and evergreen, interspersed wi
white flower?, hung around the galleries ai
upon the supporting pillars. Around ll
chancel were green hangings and fringes
grass, set off with a beautiful bunch of flo'
era on each tide. The front of the pulpit wi
ornamented with a (logie festoon ot eve
green, which supported a handsome cross
the same-the whole being garnished wli
green leaves and covered at intervals wll
roses. In the circular recess lu the rear i
the pulpit was Axed upon the wall the '.ex
"Christ is risen," beautifully worked In gree
cedar. The R^v.*Mr. Smeltzer, president <
the Lutheran University at Newberry, wh
came on a visit to this city to attend the lat
dedication of the new German Churcl
preached the sermon from the text, " Sav
that I should glory but In the Cross of Christ
-St. Paul to the Galatians. It was listened t
with much Interest, and all who heard bli
unite in describing the discourse as a mot
appropriate and able effort.
The Rev. W. S. Bowman, the pastor, rea
the services and administered the rite of Cor
Urination to five candidates. Oue Iotas
was also baptized, and the services closed b
the members partaking of the Lord's Supper.
ST. JOHN'S CHAPEL.
This neat church In Hampstead was not foi
gotten by the younger portion of the congre
gallon, and was tastefully decorated wltl
wreaths and garlands of evergreen. Th
dressing of the altar was much admired, par
tlcularly a CTOBS of green relieved with whiti
roses. Over the chancel were the word
"Christ our Passover" beautifully arranged li
green letters. The morning services were con
ducted by the Rev. Alexande *. Marshall, D
D., who delivered an impressive sermon fron
the text, "He ls not here tor he is risen.'
Mathew xxvin, G.
The decorations of this church were beaut!
ful and tasteful. The grand altar was en?
riched with large collections of natura
flowers, and the altars of the Holy Virgin and
St. Joseph were also covered with a profusion
of flowers, plants, eec; the Maunday Thursday
decorations still remaining, with many beau?
tiful additions. The pastor, Rev. A. M. Foichl,
sang the High Mass, and Father Jaquemet,
from France, preached an interesting sermon
from the Gospel of the day, "The resurrection
ol our Lord ls the foundation of our faith."
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
The quarterly celebration of the Sunday
school connected with the First Baptist Church
was held yesterday afternoon, and was attend?
ed by a large gathering of scholars and visi?
tors. Ol' the five or six beautiiul hymns sung
by the children, two deserve special notice,
oelog new and touchingly rendered. These
were "The Sweet Bye-and-bye," and "Beyond
the Smiling and the Weeping." The reiterat?
ed strain In the latter, "I shall be soon," was
charmingly rendered, and coming as it did
from the lips of these smiling Utile ones so full
ol life, lt appeared to overflow with tenderest
pathos. Toe addresses of the superintendent,
Mr. S. Hyde, and the paetor, Rev. L. H. Shuck,
were highly interesting and enchained the
attention of thc congregation.
At the close of the services, just as the sun
was setting, the sweet, appropriate words,
"Fading, still lading," were chanted, and the
closing prayer of that hymn, "Father, have
mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord," as
uttered by the children, ended the service
with as acceptable a petition as could have as?
cended this day to the risen Saviour.
ST. JOSEPH'S SUNDAY SCHOOL.
The second annual distribution of premiums
oLthJa 8fihool_took_place. yesterday afternoon,
at the church, In Anson street, In the presence
of a largo assemblage. Tbe report ot Super?
intendent TX O'Neill wai' read, showing an
Increase in tbe number of attending pupils
since the last celebration, the total number on
the rolls being two hundred abd ten-boys
one hundred and eight and girls one hundred
and two. The average attendance duiing tbe
year was one hundred and eighty. He ad?
verted,'aleo, to tbe prosperous condition of
the Christian Doctrine Association, and the
services rendered the association by Messrs.
P. L. Duffy and Joe. W. Dothage, Jr., and re?
turned thanks to the Sunday school teachers
lor the punctual performance of their duties.
The prizes were tben distributed, among
which we note the following:
General Examination-C-lils: 1st prize, gold
cross Miss Mary Walsh; 21, gold pencil case,
Miss Mary Cullen. Boys-1st, gold badge
John Morrlse\ ; 2d, book, John Sharkey.
First Class-Girls: 1st prize, Mary Dennis :
2d, Mary Comar. Mary.O'Neill; 3d, Kate"Kee
nan, Julia Dothage; Maggie Purteil; 4th, Mag?
gie Casey, Marie Douglass; 5th, Kate Polnard,
Mary Sharkey; Gib, Sarah J. O'Mara. Honora
First Class-Boys : 1st prize, John Walsh;
2d, John Delaney; 3d, John Harrington; 4th,
James Walsh, Edward Culleton; 5th, Patrick
Lanigan; 6th. Michael Duane; 7th, George
Duffy; 8th, John Vaughan; 9th, Thomas Bren?
nan; IOU), F. Delaney.
The exercises were varied at the opening,
and close uy the presentation oh the part of
tbe school of a crimson damask arm chair to
the Bev. C. J. Croghan, pastor, and of a hand?
some silver snuff-box to Bishop Lynch. The
latter was presented with a neat address by
Superintendent O'Neill. The bishop returned
bis thanks to the youthful donors, and closed
the exercises with a sbort address to them.
SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD.
The attention ol the travelling public 1B direct?
ed to the change of schedule, which has Just
token effect on this road. See advertisement.
MACON AND A?GU?TA RAILROAD.-The re?
pairs on the Macon and Augusta Railroad hav?
ing been completed, trains are running as
heretofore. _. .
AN IMPORTANT MEETING of the Carolina
Rifle Club is to be held to-mortow evening,
the object of tbe meeting bf int. to consider
an invitation from the German Bide Club to
participate in the approaching Sch?tzenfest.
APPOINTMENTS.-Governor Scott has ap?
pointed Isaac Wickliffe, of Walhalla, trial
Justice, vice W. M. Woodln, removed. Ed?
ward Honea, of Oconee County, has been ap?
pointed trial justice, vice J. W. Livingston,
THE EVENT OF THIS EVENING at the Hiber?
nian Hall will be the first annual bali of the
Irish Rifle Club, and no further Invitation is
needed to secure the attendance of its host of
friends. Members of other clubs are request?
ed to appear in uniform.
THE NEW GERMAN CHCRCH.-The secretory
of the new German Church informs us that
at some future day, when everything Is fully
prepared for the inspection of the ladies In
general, notice will bet g.ven. Toe Bale of
pews commences this morning.
A HEAVT FALL.-About ten o'clock Saturday
morning, as a sailor was at work on the fore
topmast oi the steamship Sea Gull, lying at
Union Wharf, he missed his footing and fell to
the deck of the ship. He was taken up sense?
less and conveyed to the City Hospita!, where
his injuries received every attention.
THE SCH?TZENFEST.-The annual festival of
the Charleston Sch?tzen corps promises this
year to be of unusual interest. The pro?
gramme, which ls printed In another column,
ls carefully arranged, and comprises a succes?
sion of novel and attractive feature?, which
cannot fall to interest the crowds of profes?
sional riflemen and others who will be In at?
LTD TA THOMPSON, THE QUEEN OF BLONDES.
Now that Lent is over the Academy will, of
course, be J immed on the appearance, next
Thursday evening, of Lydia Thompson and
ber beauteous blondes. The box ofilce will be
open to-day for tbe sale only of reserved seats
for the season of three evenings and the mati?
nee. The price ls four dollars; but reserved
seats for any Bingle performance will cost a
dollar and a half.
"Woo! JANUARY.-Yesterday afternoon a
young mule of*prepossessing appearance cre?
ated much amusement on the street by throw?
ing Ita rider twice, near the corner of George
and Society streets. The animal bad its lull
share of BBsinnlne obstinacy, but had met Its
master, and afterwards went Its way quickly
enough. The crowd of gamins enjoyed the
scene hugely as a reminiscence of the infre?
APPORTIONMENT OF SCHOOL FUNDS.-The
following is the apportionment ol the Stale
appropriation of $300,000 fdr the support and
maintenance of free common schools for the
fiscal year commencing November 1,1871 : Ab?
beville, $11,862 70; Anderson, $9,862 20; Barn?
well, $12,084 80; Beaufort, $15,511; Charleston,
$39,273 80; Chester, $8156 70; Chesterfield,
$5345; Clarendon, $0575 80; Collei cn, $12.209 GO;
Darlington, $11,292 30; Edgefleld, $15,260; Fair?
field, $6953 10; Georgetown, $G9G8 50; Green?
ville, $10,050 70; Horry, $4453 60; Kershaw,
$529040; Lancaster, $4795 80; Laurens, $9163 70;
Lexington, $5906 40; Marion, $9133 30; Marl?
boro', $5008 70; Newberry, $8036 50; Oconee,
$4624 70; Orangeburg, $12,264 50; PIckens,
$4534 10; Richland, $8229 60; Bpartonburg,
$10,864 70; Sumter, $10,860 10;Uulon, $8060 70;
Williamsburg, $7284 80: York, $9792 20.
No WAR.-The matter o? the firing Into a
small boat in the harbor, on Thursday last,
from the British ship Julia, was Investigated
on Saturday before Trial Justice Magrath.
The three American citizens who had stood
the test of the six-pounder and grape failed
to appear to substantiate their affidavits, and
could not be found by the most enthusiastic
constables. The captain of the ship and crew
were forthwith discharged, there being no
evidence against them. The captain stated
that they had fired the cannon with nolbing
but powder in it, and that this was done In
reply to the fire which the small boat opened
on them. As the occupants of the latter can?
not be found, the whole affair is, and probably
will remain, a mystery.
Captain Baker states that the published ac?
counts of this affair have done him an Injus?
tice in intimating that he fired grapeshot into
the boat, and that he acted without provoca?
tion. He Bays that the boat approached the
side ol the vessel, and one of the party used
abusive and threatening language toward the
officers of his vessel, after which two pistol
shots were fired from the boat, one of which
Just missed the boatswain of the ship. The
next afternoon the same boat again approach?
ed the ship, and the captain discharged a
blank cartridge from a six pound gun to warn
them off. He says further that he was after?
ward approached by the prosecutors who of?
fered to compromise upon the payment by
him of flay dollars. This he refused, and as
above reported, the prosecutors falling to
appear, the complaint was dismissed on Sat?
Sc? First Page for other Local Hatters
I?TVB Oik" AssoouTioy.-At the first anni?
versary of the Live Oak Social, Club, held on
the 30L?? March, the following-officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing "year : T. E.
Salvo, president; D.. Mcsweeney, vice-preel
dent: .J. C. Koennecke, secretary; L. Dadlo,
treasurer. The folio wing commltteewereap-.
pointed on letters : B. F. Axon, E. E. Lraous,- j
sellers, G. Warrel. Floor manager, H. N..
THE ART IDEA.-TO combine the useful and
the beautiful has ever been one of the highest
Ideas of art, and in visiting the well known
book depository of Mr. Fogarile lu the bend
of Klag street, we were struck with the hap
py Illustration of the mingling Of literature and
art. Around the walls, on the tables, over
the books aod In every possible place, a large
and choice selection of chromos are. hung
They are large and small, framed and un
framed, landscape and legendary, from old
masters and from new ones; In tact, of every
kind and price. The busy throng of Easter
shoppers surging along King Btreet in Satur?
day's sunshine, seemed here to find a magnetic
attraction ,fo r all day long ladles and gentlemen
were admiring the pictures. Mr. Fogartle
will be pleased to have this gallery of art visit?
ed by all our citizens, and we would advise an
early call before the choicest one's are sold.
Meeting! This Day.
Homestead Building and Loan Association,
at 8 P. M.
Monthly Union for Prayer, at half-past
St,. Joseph's Latin Society, at quarter past 7
German Rifle Club, at 8 P. M.
Sumter Rifle Clnb, at 8 P. M.
St. Andrew's Society, at 6 P. M.
Palmetto Encampment No. 1,1. 0. 0. F., at
Palmetto Fire Company, at 8 P. M.
Delta Lodge*)! Perfection, at 8 P. M.
Meeting of Citizens, at 12 M.
Palmetto Division, S. T., at 8 P. M.
Medical Society, at 8 P. M.
Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club, at |
half-past 7 P. M.
Our Social Circle, at 8 P. M. *
Charleston Mechanic Society, at 8 P. M.
Charleston Mechanics' Union, No. 1, at
Charleston Riflemen Club, at half-past 7 P. M.
Auction Sal-1 Thia Day.
AUCTION SALES ON FIRST PAGE.
William McKay will sell at half-past 10
o'clock, on vacant lot east side Meeting
street, near Cumberland, tombstones, monu?
John E. Bowers will sell at 10 o'clock, at No.
308 Meeting street, household furniture, Ac.
B VS IN ES S NOTICES.
A SPLENDID CHANCE for every sportsman to
provide himself with a fine gun for a mere
trifle ls offered in the grand raffle, advertised
In another column, by Mr. T. L. Bissel], No.
255 King street. Read the list of prizes.
ARRIVAL of new Spring Goods at A. R. Still?
man's Dry Goods House, No. 28.1 King street,
fourth door below Wentworth street.
AT FDR?HOOTT, BENEDICT & Co., No. 244
King street-an elegant selection of Japanese
Silks, only 85 cents, worth $1 and $1 25. Also,
a lull Hoe of the very best 4 i French Percales
in stripes and flowered, last colors, only 18, 20
and 221 cents._ aprl
GOOD TIMES.-Toe "good time coming" bas
at last arrived, especially to our lady friends.
We to-day witnessed the working of the most
remarkable Invention of the age, and are
forced to admit that an object, long and vain?
ly sought, and generally deemed impossible,
is at last accomplished. Science ha? wrought
many remarkable changes heretofore, but
none that excel in intrinsic worth its present
victory over the wash board. With the aid ol
the " Dollar Reward Soap," any ordinary wash?
ing is done without wash-board or machine of
any kind in two hours lime. The manufactu?
rers will pay one dollar on demand to any per?
son using their soap, If it fails in doing as
claimed. Also, ten times the value of all ar?
ticles that may be Injured by its use. BOWIE.
MOISE & DAVIS, agent?, Charleston, S. C.
LOOM TOWELS, large size, 12} cents, or $1 25
per dozen, at A. R. Stillman's, No. 281 King
AT FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & Co., No. 244
King street-a new andelegant assortment of
20 and 25 cents Drees Good?, Just unpacked.
Also, the Dolly Varden Polonaise in large se?
JUST RECEIVED, the celebrated Alpine Para?
sols, all colors and shades and sizes, at Furch
gott, Benedict & Co. mch29
CHEILLET'S PARIS KID GLOVES-every pair
warranted. These Gloves will be taken back
even after wear, for any Imperfections, such as
tearing or ripping.
f Paris, 20 Rue de la Paix.
nppnTB London, 53 Regent street
L/EPOTB New York, 929 Broadway.
Boston, 9 Temple Place.
FURCHOOTT, BENEDICT & Co., Bole Agents
for Charleston._ nov3-6mos
DAMASK NAPKINS at $1 per dozen. Job lot
considered very cheap, at A. R. Stillman's,
No. 281 King street.
CROQUET ! CROQUET 1-The cheapest in the
city. Price $4. HABEL STREET BAZAAR.
A VERT good, all linen, Huckaback Diaper,
at 20 cents per yard; and a very large Hucka?
back Towel lor 25 cents, at A. B. Stillman's,
No. 281 King street.
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views of
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Easel
street Bazaar._ _ dec29
ENVELOPES, White or Buff, good quality 10c.
, package, or three packages for 25c H?sel
street Bazaar and East Bay News Room.
BLEACHED Table Damask at 60 cents per
yard, very good and cheap, at A. R. Stillman's,
No. 281 King street.
PLATINO CARDS, Linen, sixteen styles, 50c.
per pack. Hasel street Bazaar and East Bay
News Room. _febl9-m
CHROMOS, at any price. Hasel Btreet Ba?
zaar. _ _ febl9-m
AN ELEGANT assortment ot Sewing Silks at
85 ce.nts per dozen. Also, the best Machine
Cotton in the world, namely, John Clarke, Jr.,
; Co.'s. We would Invite attention to the
above at Singer Sewing Machine office.
BUILDING MATERIAL.-An extensive stock
and large variety of Doors, Sashes, Blinds,
Balusters, Mouldings, &a, are kept constantly
on hand by Mr. P. P. Toale, at his warerooms,
No. 20 Hayne street and No. 33 Plnckney street.
The above are all made at his own lactory on
Horlbeck's wharf. He keeps, also, French and
American Window Glass, Stained Gloss, Slate
I Mantels, Builders' Hardware, 4c, from the
best manufacturers. mcnS-fmwlyr
fflrnflB flt iB^flliWfll^ :.-^s.^->.
1 ?1 IMPORTERS, ' ? ar A??TF ACTTJRE RS J?tiO' - * '?.O ?r^J1
. ' :;; . . .l.V.V- :\1 - j?.> v ,v. '.(>"'
CHARLESTON, S, O.
We beg to call tbe attention or Druggists, Physicians and' Country Merchants to oar large and
complete stock ol Drags M?decines. Chemicals, Paints, Oils: Dyestuffs,- Perfumery,Patent?MtlMpIl
Glassware, Window Glass,. Druggists' sundries and all Goods. aaa ally kept in a FIRST-CLASS
WHOLESALE DRUG WAREHOUSE, ... . Tv
UQlflnsiucl DJ PART OP:
ALUM. OProM, CASTOR OIL, RA D WA Y'S BELIEF, *
BORAX, MORPHINE. SWEET OIL, MUSTANG-LINIMENT;
BRIMSTONE, QUININE,, TANNERS'OIL SIM0NS'3 LITER REGULATOR,
SULPHUR, BLUE MASS, LINSEED OIL, WINSLOW'S SOoTHTNG'SYBOPy
EPSOM SALTS, CHLOROFORM, TURPENTINE,'' TARRANTS'APBRIBNft- "
INDIGO, CALOMEL, WHITELEAD; BEOWN'S ESS. JAM. GINGER,? .
MADDER. IODIDE POTASS. MIXED PAINTS. ISAACSENTS "?URE POP.? . .?.?..,;*
we. are Agents ror Long's Portable Soda Fountain-all complete tn one suver-Piated Draw
Stand." The cheapest endmost economical and easily managed Soda Fountain In theirorld. Bxv
prosily suited to Small Conntry Drag stores, Ocniectlonery Wtabllshrtenu, AC Ac, send for...
Descriptive Circular and Price., . ' . . -? w,.
We are Proprietors or the following, which we offer with confidence as being equal to an? sinai- ?
lar proDsratlons ln.themaiketi ?i ... ,77 . ..r^T,. .?
SUMTER BITTERS-The Great Southern Tonic . ... ..x
ii OISE'S LIVER HLLS-Purely Vegetable.
MOIS L'S HORSE. BOO AND CATTLE FOWDE RS. .
MOISE'S FEViCR AND AGUE PILLS-Warranted to Cure.
MOISE'S POPULAR WHITE WORM CANDY. :
. MOISE'S MORN1KGSTAK YEAST or BAKING POWQRB&
reb29-ncsw8mo8 * SAMPLED FUR NISH ED FREE OF CHARGE.
THE DOLLAR REWARD SOAP !
THE ONLY SOAP IN THE WORLD THAT WASHES FLANNELS WITHOUT SHRINKING THEM..
Washes with hot, cold, hard, Bert, or saltwater. Remo vea Piton, Tar, Paint, Grease, Printers1 Ink,
Sw eat, Leather or Fruit stains. Superior to ca s t ile Soap (or Toilet .purposes.
RAPPLE YE ?Si KNIGHT, Manufacturer?, , '
NOS. 1681 Sfid 1633 RIDGE AVENUE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
DOWIE, MOISE & DAVIS,
aprl-lmossc ?AGENTS FOR CHARLESTON, 3. C.
A CHANCE FOE SPOKTSMEBT.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING RECEIVED DIRECT FROM EUROPE AN INVOICE OE
CFJLIYB ENGrLISH GrTTMS*
.. ; . ..? . -. 1 J:03 ".t.-. ...... ??;,;;- rv.-rV'-?i ... >??
WISHES TO DISPOSE OF THE LOT TN ONE
GRAND RAFFLE OF 300 CHANCES, AT $5 PER CHANCE.
There will be forty (io) Prizes, or one chance In SEVEN AND A HALF insures a Prise. The
Prizes are aa rollows: .
PRIZE. VALUS. I PRIZII. " TALUK
1st. Double centie-flre Breach loading Gun 2ist. Double Mnzzie-ioad?ng Gan. $80
complete.......-.$1251 22d. Doable Muzzle-loading Gan. 30
2d. Doable Muzzle-loading, very nne. 1.6 281. Doable Muzzls-loading Gun. SO-"
. Sd. Double Central Ure Brcecb-foading Gon. 110 24th. Doable Muzzle loading- Gan. Jfi-'
4th. Double Fine Muzzle load mg Gan. 75 26th. Doable Muzzle-loading- Gua. ss?-;
6th, Double Breech-loading Gun, Pm Cart- 38th. Double Muzzle-leading Gan. stv
ridge..'.;. 76 27ih. Doable Mnzz e-loadlng Gan. 8ft
8th. Double Muzzle loading Gan. 65 28th. Don?le Muzzle-loading Gun..<4fi <i
7th. uooble Muzzle-loading Gan. to 20th, Double Muzzle loading Gun. ,25,,
8th. Double Muzzle loading Gnp. 60 soth. Single, Boy, line...:...;......
9th. Double MuzEle-losdl?gGun... 60 3lst. Single, Boy, Fine.:."... 15 -
loth. Double Muzzle-loading Gun.. 60 82d. Single,, Roy floe.... ia.
11th. Doable Muzz e-loadlng Gun. 40 Sid. Fine Snot Pouch and Powder Finsfc..... 8-'
12th. Double Muzzle-loading Gen. 85 34th. FlneShot Poach and Powder Flask...; $
lath. Doable Muzzle-loading Gun. 86 sith. FlneShot Poach sad Powder Flask...... a.
nth. Double Muzzle 1 ading Gun. 85 36ih. Erne Shot Poach and. Powder Flask.... 0
15th. Doable Muzzle-loading Gun.... 86 37th-. Fine Shot Poach and Powder Flask.... S i
16th. Double Muzzle-loading Gan. 85 8uh. Fine Shot Pouch and Powder flask,... - fi. ,
17tb. Double Muzzle-loading Gun. 86 30th. One Hand. Home shuttle Sewing Ma
18th. Doable Muzzle-loading Gun;. 80 chine..:....;.:'.....2&
isth. Doable Muzzle-loading Gun. 80 40th. One Hand Home .Shuttle Sewing Ma? ft
20th. D?Uule Muzzle-loading Gun. 30 chine. 40
Parties wishing chances will please address
T. L. BI S SELL, Cliarleston, S. C. ?
The Gnns can be seen at hts office, Na 256 King street. Raffle wi 1 take place aa soon at the:'.
chane-s are made np._aprl-mwflmo
Dr o ?oo?o,. ff t.
FOR SPRING AM IMMER.
JUST RECEIVED, AND RECEIVING BY
D R E SS GOO D S,
OP ALL KINDS.
JU JL. O E S ,
GS- X, O V E S ,
HOSIERY, WHITE GOODS,
OF EVERY KIND.
BLACK LACE POINTS,
BLACK LACE SACQUES,
FANCY GOODS, ETC.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF THE CELE?
J. R. READ,
263 KING STREET,
ESTATE OF B. M. 8 0 H I P M A N.
Notice is her. by given that the undersigned
wu. apply, on the 22d of April next, to the Hon.
GEO. BUIST, Judge of Probate for Charleston
Count;, lor a final discharge and letters dlsmls
eory as Administrator or Bald estate.
_flfrg (Stfflftt, Ut._
No. 244 KING STREET.
FURCH60TT, BENEDICT & CO.
Will offer on MONDAY, March 25, novelties In ail
Departments or their well selected STOCK OF
DRT AND FANCY GOODS, at prices mach below
present market value, .il
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
I. ti .::iru
26 pieces or Rich and Elegant Oros Gram and.
Taffeta Black S1LKS-$126, $1 87, $1 75, $2,.
20 pieces or Black Striped and Japanese Silks,.
only 86 cents per y ard
10 pieces Plain and Checked Japanese Silks, air !
Stand fl 26 . >tft?j
60 Japanese silk Dress Patterns, (a new lot,)
only $8 50 H
500 pieces orMozamblqnes. Poplins, Lenos, Sul?
tans, Grenadines, Plaids, Japanese, Mo
hairs, Alpacis, Crape, Bombazines, from 25
cea ts hp. The best selected Stock of Dress
Gooda this side or New York,
loo Real Llama Lace Shawls, from $12 to $?0, (a
50 Parepa Snit?, with trimming attached, (a
1 case Bon* Lawn, only 16 cents-fast colors
6 cases Figure il Lawns, 15 cents
1 case 4-4 Buff Dress Linen, 22 cents..
WHITE G0008 DEPARTMENT
200 pieces or French and English Swiss, from fa
to 60 cents
loo pieces Check and Stripe Cambrics and Nain?
sooks, from 16 to 40 cents
200 pieces Marse.Iles and Piques, in satin stripes,
figured, dotted, flowered, bordered-an ele- '
gant selection at very low figures
16 pieces of the "Novelty" Boulevard Piques,
something new and elegant
2 cases of Honeycomb and Allendale Quilts,
at $160 worth $2 .. . . .
loo pieces io. Hand 12-4 Marseilles Quilts, from
2000 pieces Mosquito Corded Nets, atjonly 80?centa
160 pieces Bobinet, very cheap.
RIBBONS, LACES, ftc.
1000 pieces of SILK RIBBONS, 6,6,8 and 10 cents
all colors, shades and styles
1000 pieces of Silk Rioboni. 12.16 and 20 cent?- .
all colors, shadeB and styles .
looo pieces of bilk Kibbona. 80, 40 and 60 cents
all colors, shades and styles
loo pieces Sash Ribbons, only $1-all colors, .
shades aud styles
Coats's Cotton, 4 spools for 26 cents
$1000 worth or Real Guipure Lac-, all widths
$1000 worth of hamburg Edging and Inserting
closlnt out sale.
The very latest styles of PARASOLS, Jost re?
ceived and sold very cheap.
io cape? cr the Latest Patterns of CALICOS
2 cases of 4 4 French Cambric, only 18 cents
2 cases or 4-4 French Percales, only 22 J? cents
5 cases or 10 4 S fice ? lng, only 40 and 46 cents
.l cases or 6 4 Plllowcaslng, only 22J? cents
20 cases or 3 and 4 4 Bleached and Unbleached
Shirting; 10,12,16,18 and 20 cents
l case or vvamsutta 4-4 Bleached sb mini, only
22 cents by the piece
1 case or 8-4 Bleached Table Damask, 66 and
1 case of 8-4 Unbleached Table Damask, 50
loo doz'n Doylies, 76 cents; loo dozen Napkins,'
260 dozen Damask Towels, -$2 50 per dosen; 100
Huck Towels, $1 per dozen.
For Cloths and caaslmeres, ;a splendid assort*
ment) See Business Notice.
CARPETS AND MATTING.
100 pieces 4-4 WHITE MATTING, only 27* cents.
1 he balance of our Brussels and Ingram Car?
pets will be closed out at cost.
ABARGAIN 1-TO PRINTERS AND"
BOOKBINDERS.-A Rangle* Wood Frame
Paper Cutter, will be sold low tor cash, ls nearly
new,cuts 28indies, andhaa an?ttnrBU? NO
charte ' r package. Price M* *PP" ."JP
?IWBdO? Ofllce. - *ua*aa