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THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
An Interesting Meeting-The Petitions
to Congress-The Postofflce Clock-A
cal Information, &c.
A special meeting of the Chamber was held
yesterday at their rooms, President Tupper in
The president reported to the Chamber that
the several memorials to Congress from this
body, viz: the petition for retaining the duty
npon foreign rice, the petition for refunding
the tax paid immediately subsequent to the
war, upon-raw cotton,and the petition recently
forwarded asking lor an appropriation for bar
and harbor improvements, have been duly pre?
sented to the two houses ol Congress, and re?
ferred tb appropriate committees. We have
'the assurance from Senator Sawyer and from
Representatives in the House that these in?
terests wllb-be properly cared for and advo- J
cated by them.
He farther reported that the clod: ordered
by the Chamber for the front ef the Postofflce,
facing Broad street, had arrived, and could be
seen at Mr. Hayden'* store in King street
He would take tbls occasion to state that Mr.
Oakshot, the superintendent of construction
at the new Customhouse, had kindly under?
taken to erect the platform and stairway for j
the clock under the circular window, where
it 1B to be placed, free of expense to the Cham?
ber. Messrs. Adger A Co., the agents of the
Kew Tork steamers,had also declined receiving
any payment for freight of the clock from New
Torte to this city. The acknowledgments of
the Chamber are due to these gentlemen for
their courtesies and valuable assistance In this
matter of public Interest.
Under authority of the Chamber, he had
the satisfaction ol aleo reporting that the two j
additional club-rooms had been secured in the |
third story ol the building.
The president submitted the following
memorandum, handed him by Mr. E. L. Wells,
? member of the Chamber, which he deemed
to be a matter of deep interest to the mercan?
tile community, and upon which he asked the
action of the Chamber:
In November, 1868, Messrs. Lesesne A Wells
agreed with a respectable factor of this place
to consign to Liverpool, (or sale there, about |
eleven bags sea islaud cotton, which belonged
to a planter, a constituent of the factor.
Messrs. Lesesne A Wells were instructed to
engage freight per a tailing vessel just com?
mencing to load, la preference to a steamer or j
a "going ship," the owner wishing that some
time should elapse before the arrival of the
vessel in Liverpool; they were told to instruct
their correspondents to sell the produce in the
usual manner for the best interests of all con?
cerned. Messrs. Lesesne A Wells accordingly
engaged freight per Borneo, a good vessel,
then Just put upon the berth lor Liverpool by
ber agents, Messrs. Robt. Mure A Co., and no?
tified the factors thereof.
The cotton was in due course sent aboard
the vessel by the factors, who delivered the
dray receipts to Messrs. Lesesne A Wells, who
then procured bills of lading, paid over the
advance to the factors, drew upon their for
s elga correspondent for such advance, and the
bills of lading passed out ol their possession.
The instructions of the factor of the planter
were thus specifically complied with in every
respect by Messrs. Lesesne A Wells, and the
customary usages of business were observed.
Owing to the' unusual dullness In the freight
market, and from no fault of Messrs. Lesesne A
Wells, the Borneo was occupied an unexpec- j
tedly long time in loading, of which at the
time the factor and planter were aware, and
in consequence of this delay the colton
reached Liverpool much later than was an?
ticipated, when the produce was first shipped.
The sea island market had in the mean time
declined; the cotton was sold at a good market
?rlce, bat at a lower price than might proba- J
ly have been realized some months previous
to the arrival of the vessel. Account sales
were rendered, and balance paid over to the
factor, and no fault was then .or previously |
found with the conduct of Messrs. Lesesne A
Wells. The planter made no claim upon the
vessel, ber agent?, or upoa Messrs. Lesesne &
Wells bet?re the departure of the vessel,
though aware of the delay and of the decline
in the sea Island market. Some time after
the cotton bad been sold and accounted for,
the planter instituted legal proceedings
against the firm of Messrs. B. Mure ? Co..
who had been the agents ol the Borneo whilst
loading here; but alter the death of Mr. Robt.
Mure, Sr., and about one year ago, (and
about two years'and a half after the cotton
bad been snipped) the planter suspended
bis suit against Messrs B. Mure A Co., and J
commenced legal proceedings against Messrs.
Lesesne A Wells, who then tor the first time
were made aware of the claim against
them. This claim was for the difference In
the value o? the cotton la Liverpool at the
time when lt might have arrived there by a
vessel loading promptly, and the price of sale.
Messrs. Lesesne A Wells offered to leave the
matter to the arbitration of the Chamber or I
Commerce, but this proposition was not. agreed
to. It was claimed that Messrs. Lescsni- A
Wells were responsible for the delay of the
Borneo In loading, because they bad made
the freight engagement with ber under which
the cotton was shipped, although they were
not the agents or consignees of the vessel, and
bad no control or influence over ht " what?
ever. This was the on!v ground upon ., hlch j
their responsibility was claimed.
This case came up for trial n the Court of
Common Pleas, on 13th March, 1872, and a ver?
dict waa given by the Jury for hall the amount
As one of the factors concerned In the ship?
ment of the cotton alluded lo in the foregoing
paper, I would state that the facts as set form
therein are substantially correct,
P. C. GAILLARD.
Above facts are correct.
EDW. L. WELLS,
Ol Lesesne A Wells.
vice-President FroBt moved that the memo?
randum be referred to a special committee of I
the Chamber to report at an adjourned meet
lng. Tbe motion being unanimously adopted,
the chair appointed the following committee:
Messrs. E. H. Frost, Wm. Ri ven el, Henry
Gonrdln, Theo. Buchet and B, Lathers.
The following report ol the committee on
Introducing water into tbe city was read, and,
on motion, was received as information, and
further time granted the committee:
The committee of the Chamber ol Com?
merce appointed under resolutions of that
body to investigate and report upon the feasi?
bility and best mode of introducing an ade?
quate supply of pure water into the city, have
bad the subject under consideration, and
would ask lor furlher time belore making a
detailed report thereon. The importance of
the matter confided to them requires that no
loose or careless conclusions should be come
to, but that proper plans and surveys should
be obtained, and the ways and means provided
to Insure the success of the undertaking. The
president of the Chamber is now lo corres?
pondence with capitalists abroad on this sub?
ject, the result of which, with other material
Information, will be submitted by your com?
mittee at a proper time.
It may be proper for your committee to state
that a bill was Introduced into the Legislature
(now recently adjourned) incorporating a
water company avowedly for the purpose ot
Introducing fresh water into the city, which
bill, after passing both houses, failed to be?
come a law for want of the approval ol the
Governor. With this bill neither the Cham?
ber or its committee have had any connection,
nor do the leatures of the bill as published,
with its circumstances and surroundings, com?
mend itself lo our favorable consideration.
A bill is now belog prepared for presenta?
tion to the next Legislature embodying the
views of the Chamber and those experienced
in such undertakings, and it is deemed essen?
tial that the co-operation ol the city authori?
ties should be obtained In this important
movement. Respectfully submitted.
J. T. WELSMAN,
CHARLES 0. WITTE,
vice-President Frost offered the following
Resolved, That It be referred to a committee
of three to inquire Into the practicability and
expediency of arranging for the collection of
the trade statistics of this port for past years,
and for the future, and of embodying them In
books to be kept lor reference in this Cham?
Captain F. W. Dawson, in seconding the
motion, pointed out the advantages which
would be derived from tbe course proposed.
Thia was a statistical age, and tbe operations
of commerce were largely governed by cal?
culations of supply and consumption. These
were required by the individual merchant, for
bis own guidance and for the Information of
bis correspondents; but they were especially |
needed as the one sure means of placing
Charleston before the world as a city whose
trade and' commerce had steadily increased
from the lime that the war ended. We know
that the position ot Charleston grows stronger
every year; but the fact Ia not known abroad.
A Charlestonlan is pitied as residing In a
ruined community, while neighboring cities*
which cannot compare with Charleston in
commercial development, are regarded as en
Joying the highest order of prosperity. The
remedy for this-the way lo make the truth
prevail-is the collection and publication of I
commercial statistics as proposed in the r?solu- |
tlon. Chicago had spread her reputation abroad
in this manner, and what she had done Charles?
ton might hope to do. In conclusion, Captain
Dawson explained the nature of the statistical
information which might be obtained, and
earnestly advocated the passage of the reso?
The resolution being unanimously adopted,
the chair appointed the 'following committee:
Messrs. E. H. Frost, F. W. Dawson and B. 6.
Mr. S. L. Howard offered tbe following reso?
lution, which was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the committee on the read?
ing room be authorized to procure a suitable
secretary for the preservation of the r?cords
of the Chamber and the periodicals not in use;
also, maps of the world, the United States and
On motion, the meeting then adjourned.
SCOTT'S KU-KLUX KLAUS.
The Columbia Union reports that the Inde?
pendent Order of United Brethren, which waa j
first organized in that city near the close ol j
last year, has gained numbers and strength
with great rapidity. The grand secretary,
George A. Blchmond, Esq., states that the
number of local councils is one hundred and
eighty-seven; that the membership at last re
port was 41,763, and the numbers are rapidly j
The organization of the Columbia Council,
of Bicbland County, will take place on next
Friday, the 6th instant, at 8 o'clock P. M., at
the grand council room of the order, over
Agnew's store, corner of Main and Bridge
CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, COMBAHEE.
Wardens-B. B. Simons, W. E. Haskell, Jr.
Vestrymen-W. D. Warren, J. B. Heyward,
R. H. Cdlcock, J. B. Bissell, R. Lowndes, B.
R. Burnet, H. D. Elliott. Delegates to the
Convention-W. D. Warren and B. B. Simons.
Alternates-B. H. Colcock and W. E. Has
COTTON FOR GREAT BRITAIN_Mr. Henry
Card cleared, yesterday, for Liverpool the
British bark Windermere, with 65 bags Bea
island cotton, 2290 bales upland cotton, 563
barrels rosin and 200 tons phosphate rock.
THE NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
this company did not take place at the Plant?
ers' and Mechanics' Bank yesterday as adver?
tised-a quorum ot the stockholders not be?
PALMETTO DIVISION, SONS OF TEMPERANCE.
At a regular weekly meeting of Palmetto
Division, No. 4, Sons of Temperance, held last
Monday evening, the following officers were.
Installed by J. L. Bell, D. G. W. P., to Berve
for the ensuing term: S. G. Proctor, W. P.; T.
A. Baynard, W. A.; F. A. Schiffley, B. 8.; T.
Ogler Smith, A. R. S.; Wm. Johnson, F. S.; W.
H. Wheeler, treasurer; G. L. G. Cook, chap?
lain; Otto Sonntag, C.; B. Caldwell, A. C.; W.
Almar, L S.; E. B. Earle, 0. 8.; W. J. Qulgley,
P. W. P. _ _
EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS.-The Governor
bas appointed Owen D. Bragden, of New Or?
leans, commissioner ot deeds; resident In
Louisiana. Mr. Bragden ls tbe private sec-1
retary of the Governor of that State. George
A. Davy has also been appointed commission
er of deeds for Massachusetts; resident at
Boston. Major Harry Noah, private secretary
of Governor Scott, has been appointed com?
missioner of deeds by the Governor ot Louisi?
ana. Charles McGuckln has been appointed
trial Justice for Union County; resident at
Unionvllle. ' _
OUR PHILADELPHIA STEAM LINE.-There are
unusually large demands for freight room for
the South, particularly for Charleston, at Phil?
adelphia at this time, and to meet this the
enterprising agents of the Philadelphia and
Charleston steamers have secured the superior
iron steamship Wilmington, c 'Clyde's New
York and Galveston Steam Line," which ves?
sel has proceeded to Philadelphia to load for
Charleston. She will sail from that city on
Thursday, and be followed by the steamship
Virginia on Saturday.
STATE ORPHAN ASYLUM.-An examination
of the pupils in the Behool attached to this In?
stitution took place on Tuesday afternoon, In
the presence of a large audience, including the
trustees, and the children acquitted them?
selves in such a manner as to reflect much
credit upon their teachers, Misses Weston and
Byan. The trustees complain of a scarcity of I
funds In the treasury, and are anxious to ste
a portion of the $15,000 appropriated for the
Institution at the last session of the Assembly.
ANOTHER RIFLE CLUB MAROON.-The Wash?
ington Bille Cub ol this city have made ar?
rangements for a maroon on the 17th Instant,
at Mount Pleasant. In addition to the parade
and the usual target exercise, they have Inau?
gurated a new feature that will doubtless en?
hance the pleasure ot the occasion. Toe
ladles will lend their presence to the festive
scene, and the Washingtons will do their
inmost to sustain their position as hosts.
Muller's Band has been engaged, and twink?
ling feet will keep time to the lasclnating
dance. This is in accordance with an old cus?
tom banded down from the Washington Artil?
lery, from which the Rifle Club take their
THE PEOPLE'S SAVINGS INSTITUTION.-At au
adjourned meeting of thc corporator.3, held at
the office of Messrs. Leitch A Bruns on Tues?
day afternoon, the institution was thoroughly
and completely organized by ihe adoption of
by-laws for its governance. This, with the elec?
tion ol officers.already published in THE NEWS,
places tbe People's Savings Institution in a po?
sition to commence business under their char?
ter at once, and we are glad to learn that it
will go Into operation on the 15th inst. For
the present the office of the institution will be
located in the spacious banking hall of the
People's Bank of South Carolina, a space in
which has been kindly granted by the direct?
ors ol the bank. Since their charter has been
obtained, the corporators ol the People's Sav?
ings Institution have worked with care, energy
and dispatch, and to judge from the unanimity
displayed at the meetings, it may safely be
predicted that the rising institution will enter
at once upon a large and lucrative field ol
THE CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRADE.
The Sixth Anniversary-Election of OAT
ers-laterestlns; Keports, &c.
The Bixth anniversary of the Board of Trade
was celebrated yesterday at the rooms on
Meeting street. At one o'clock the polls were
thrown open for the election of officers for
the ensuing year, and were kept so until four
o'clock by the managers, Messrs. Wm. 8. Has?
tie, Jr., Blake L. White and A. Baron Holmes.
During these hours the members were re?
freshed by a collation served up by Tully.
At half-past seven o'clock in the evening
the regular meeting of the Board was held,
President H. H. DeLeon in the chair. The ap?
plication for membership of Mr. H. Lelding
was read, and, under the rules, laid over until
the next meeting.
The committee on supplying the city with
pure water made an interesting report, show
lng the advantages and feasibility of the pro?
ject. They reported that lt could be done for
$1,200,000. The most available source was the
Edisto River, which bad an elevation above
the bed of the Ashley of fourteen feet. This
point was thirty miles off, but through four?
teen of these miles a canal had been exca?
vated to the headwaters of the Ashley. They
estimated that a supply of 750,000 gallons
every twenty-four hours would be sufficient
for all the purposes of this elly. The report
was received as information, and a copy or?
dered to be sent to the City Council. The
committee was continued.
The committee on an ocean storm and relief
ship made a report, recommending that the
project receive the sanction of the Board. As
a part of their report, they submitted a care?
fully prepared plan, furnished by Captains
Michael and Card, providing for the mooring
by several anchors ol the storm ship at some
point off the coast, to be connected with the
latter by telegraph cables, along which mes?
sages as to the state of the weather could be
transmitted every hour. They also propose
that this ship should have a last sailing vessel
as a tender to cruise around and relieve any
vessels or wrecked persons in danger and dis?
tress. The report was adopted.
The committee on the treasurer's books re?
ported that they had carefully examined the
same from the 1st of April, 1871, and found
them correct In every particular. Received as
Information. The report of the secretary was
read by him and disposed of In the same
Mr. Z. Davis remarked that for years past
no compilation of the trade and commerce of
the city bad been made other than was glvea
In the price currents ot the newspapers. It
was desirable that they should have some au?
thority on the subject to which they could re?
fer, and with this view, he offered the lallow
Resolved, That the executive committee be
requested io prepare a resume af the trade i
and commerce of the City of Charleston from |
the organization ol the Board of Trade to the ,
present time, and that they be requested to 1
submit said report at the earliest practicable I
moment. Adopted. i
The president and vice-president were then ]
requested to retire, and Mr. S. B. Marshall <
was called to the chair. The report of the (
managers of election was then called for, and ]
the names of the following gentlemen were i
handed in as elected for the ensuing year, and
H. H. DeLeoD, president ; Zimmerman Davis,
vice-president; Geo. L. Holmes, secretary and
treasurer. Executive committee-E. W. Mar- ,
shall, Blcbard Lathers, W. L. Trenholm, A. S. ,
Brown, A. O. Stone, Andrew Slmonds, J. B. ;
Boylston, William P. Hall, William S. Hastie, i
William A. Kelly, Henry Buist, George W. ;
Clark, C. O. Witte, B. F. Moise, George S. |
Cameron. Trustees-A. S. Johnston, E. La?
fitte, G. H. Walter, T. Kelly, W. A. Courtenay,
S. S. Solomons, A. Canale, J. B. E. Sloan, J.
R. Read. <
Messrs. Hayden, Getty and Solomons were '
appointed a committee to introduce the newly '.
elected president, vice president and secre- '.
tary. These officers having been brought lo, I
Mr. Marshall Informed Mr. De Leon that he '.
had been unanimously re-elected president of
the Board. i
Mr. DeLeon responded that he had once
more to thank Ihem for conferring upon him
this distinguished honor. Consulting bis prl
vate wishes be would be obliged to decline it,
but actuated by a strong desire to lend bis
leeble aid in advancing the prosperity of the
Board and city, he accepted lt. They were In
a belter condition now than they were one
year since, and they would endeavor to make
lt better sill). They would all strive together
to foster business, and particularly to build up
a large Jobbing trade, which was the true
source of prosperity to Charleston, He con?
cluded by repeating his thanks.
The chairman then Informed Mr. Z. Davis of
his re-election to the position of vice-presi?
dent of the Board.
Mr. Davis expressed his appreciators of the
honor. During the past year he bad been
called upon to do but lillie. If they had been
successful In many projects of vital impor?
tance lo the Board, lt was due to the efforts of
the president and trustees. With such a head
and coadjutors his duly was a pleasure, and lt
was with pride lhat he occupied ihe position
of a member of an administration which had
accomplished so much.
Mr. Geo. L. Holmes, being informed by the
chairman of his election as secretary and
treasurer of the Board, said he was deeply
sensible of the honor, and would accept the
position with the hope that at the end of the
year his services would meet with their ap?
The newly elected officers then took their
seals, and, there being no further business
brought up, the meeting adjourned.
Cnr TAXES.-The city treasurer gives notice
that the time for the payment of city taxes
without forfeit, in accordance with the reso?
lution ol Council, has been extended to the
6th Instant, inclusive.
MURDER.-The white child which was left by
some one on the steps of ihe porter's lodge,
at the gate ol the Orphanbouse, died the next
day. The attending physician states In the
certificate that its death was caused by the
exposure to the weather. The child was about
ten days old.
CRCMBS.-The Enterprise Railroad Company
did not have a meeting yesterday as expected.
The city hands were paid off yester?
day morning, hence the crowd around the
United StateB Marshal Wallace han appoint?
ed John B. Hubbard, formerly chief of ihe
State constabulary, general deputy marshal.
State Superintendent of Education J. K.
Jillson and Slate Senator Frank Arnim are in
The Comet Fire Engine Company wound
up their celebration of the trial of their
new steamer by a ball last Tuesday evenlog
at Military Hall.
Ihe flags on the shipping in the harbor and
on most of the public buildings were displayed
at half-mast yesterday, out of respect to the
memory of Professor Morse.
The flue schooner Jno. S. Iograham, three
hundred tons, in Messrs. H. F. Baker & Co.'s
line of New York packets, arrived here with
a full freight, which was taken out by her
stevedore in twenty-two hours working
THE BLONDE BURLESQTTEBS.
Tat Rctnrn of the Favorite?-A Kerry
Season at the Academy.
Miss Lydia Thompson and ber brilliant
troupe take possession of the Academy of
Music this evening lor a season of three nights
ind one"matinee, and there can be no doubt
that, with the p easant recollections of the
last appearance in this city of this talented
lady, and In view of the recent dearth of
Iramatlc amusements, this return of the
favorites will be greeted with a full house at
each perlormance. Miss Thompson bas with?
out doubt achieved the most signal success of*
my burlesque actress who has ever visited
this country. To have held her own, as this
merry queen of burlesque did in New York,
Tor many weeks, against the multifarious at?
tractions of opera bouffe at the Grand Opera
House, Shakespearian revival at Booth's Thea?
tre, Italian Opera at the Academy, and Eng?
lish comedy at Wallack's and Daly's Theatres,
must be accounted no small success, and,
1 nally, to have stormed the very fortret s of |
the legitimate drama, and. obtained posses?
sion of Wallack's Theatre, was a triumph ln
leed. To-night the lair Lydia, with her en?
tirely new and brilliant company, present
their rollicking travestie of the dole!ul tale of
Blue Beard and his seven victims, and lt will
aa well worth a visit to I he Academy to see,
liter all, what a patient, long-suffering and
much abused wretch this poor old fellow was.
THE BR?DERLICHER BUND will give one or j
their pleasant musical and dramatic entertain?
ments this evening. The amusing farce en?
titled "F?nf minuten Berliner," will be en?
acted, and the entertainment will close with
lancing as usual.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.-The following
jases are within the call for to-day: No. 29,
Francis Sires vs. William Moran; No. 40, Thos.
r. Picken s vs. Isaac M. Dwight; No. 76, Jas.
Kose et al vs. Joseph A. Huger; No. 147, D. E.
Ebaughvs. N. H. Guyton; No. 149, Robert
iustln vs. J. W. Bedford.
CLUBS AND STARS.-A young man, white,
ivho raised a disturbance In Market street and
.ried to break Into Mr. Gleason's barroom,
was fined one dollar.
Two colored men, brothers, fonnd lying
irunk, at daylight yesterday morning, on
the sidewalk in Thomas street, each paid up a j
lue of one dollar.
THE COMISO SCH?TZENFEST.-We learn from
the Deutsche Zeitung that at the last meeting
af the German Rifle Club, held on the evening
of the 1st Instant, a large number of new mem?
bers were elected. It was resolved to build
three more new booths at the Platz and do
away entirely with the tents. The Post Band
at the Citadel bas been engaged for the parade
ind dancing In the hall, and Beck's Band for
the parade and open air music. All of the
booths and the great bar will be sold at auc
tion at the Platz on Wednesday, the 10th in?
stant. The Savannah Sch?tzen Gesellschaft
aas accepted the Invitation of the Charleston
:Iub to be present at the fest, and a large dele?
gation are expected. The Carolina Rifle Club
bas also accepted their invitation, and will join
lo the parade and fest.
Hotel Arrivals-April 3.
D. L. Ear, S. S. Niblock, Florida; F. N. Walk?
er, South Carolina; P. Cantwell, Columbia; B.
J. Barnett, Sumter; J. C. Smith, Richmond; J.
Harper, Klngstree; J. B. B. Lowry and wife
Columbia; J. J. Bronson, Barnwell Sentinel; T.
R. Gaines, South Carolina; J. H. Johnson, Bal?
XL TT. Stevana, May Bald; A. TV. Sliawsoo,
Union; P. S. March, New York; L. L. Fowler,
Greenville; L. Alcott and son, Cleveland; L.
Llppman, Savannah; S. K. Hays, Covington;
H. F. Moore, New Xork; Max Furchgolt, city;
R. JR. Bren, Savannah; S. A. Woods and wife,
South Carolina; W. A. Beall, Augusta; C., B.
Earl, New York; D. G. Cotrell and lady, New
?ork; Mrs. J. Mosaer, Augusta; T. A. Phillips
and wile, C. A. Phillips, Dayton.
F. Arnim, 8outh Carolina; F. Shepard, New
York; J. G. Nichole, St. Helena; Mrs. E. Mul?
vaney, New York; H. H. Alexander, Washing?
ton; J. K. Jlllson and wife, Columbia; J. Up?
ton, New York; Mrs. E. C. Hewson, Palmyra;
M. Trott, Philadelphia.
meetings This Day.
Pythagorean Lodge, at hall-past 7 P. M.
Live Oak Club, at 6 P. M.
Palmetto Guard Bifie Club, at halt-past 7
Irish Rifle Club, at 8 P. M.
Germania Lodge, K. P., at 8 P. M.
Auction Sales This Day.
Leitch & Bruns will sell at 10 o'clock, at the
Calder House, furniture, Ac.
H. H. DeLeon will sell at ll o'clock, near
the Postofflce, real estate, and at 12 o'clock,
Savannah and Charleston Railroad stock.
J. G. Mllnor A Co. will sell at ball-past 10
o'clock, at their store, dry goods, hats, Ac.
Wm. McKay will sell at 10 o'clock, at bis
store, furniture, contents of barber shop, Ac.
T. M. Cater will sell at 9 o'clock, at his store,
Ji VS INES a NOTICES.
SPECIAL ATTENTION is called to the sale of I
Savannah and Charleston Railroad Stock this
day, at twelve o'clock, by H. H. DeLeon, at ]
corner Broad and East Bay streets. Parties
interested will please take notice.
H. H. DELEON will sell this day, at eleven
o'clock, at corner Broad and East Bay streets,
valuable Beal Estate to close an estate.
MERCHANTS leaving their orders for Rail?
road and Vessel Receipt Books this week, can
have their names Inserted without extra cost
at No. 107 East Bay. B. K. NEUFVILLE.
AT F?RCHGOTT, BENEDICT & Co., No. 244
King street-an elegant selection of Japanese
Silks, only 85 cents, worth $1 and $1 25. Also,
a full line of the very best 4 4 French Percales
in stripes and flowered, fast colors, only 18, 20
and 22* cents. _ aprl
AT FDKCHGOTT, BENEDICT A Co., No. 244
King slr. et-a new andelegant assortment of J
20 and 25 cents Dre6s Good?, just unpacked.
Also, the Dolly Varden Polonaise in large se?
lection. _ _ aprl
JOST RECEIVED, the celebrated Alpine Para?
sols, all colors and shades and sizes, at Furch
gott, Benedict & Co. mch29
GAMES ! GAMES ?-Magic Hoops, Building
Blocks, Alphabet Blocks. HASEL STREET BA?
ZAAR. ^_ febl5-th
MARK YOUR CLOTHING!-Order your Stencil
Plates at the Hasel street Bazaar and East Bay
News Room. _octl4-th
CROQUET 1 CROQUET !-The cheapest In the
city. Price $4. HABEL STREET BAZAAR.
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views of
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Hasel
street Bazaar. dec29
SOME REASONS WHT THE SINGER SEWIKO
MACHINE IS THE BEST m THE WORLD.-1st.
Because lt will do both light and heavy work ;
2d. Because lt never gets ont of order ; 3d.
Because it ls the simplest In the world ; 4th.
Because any child ten years of age can operate
lt with ease. Office, King street.
CHEILLEY'S PARIS KID GLOVES-every pair
warranted. These Gloves will be taken back
even alter wear, for any imperfections, such as
tearing or ripping.
'Paris, 20 Rue de la Paix.
Ttnnma Londoo, 63 Regent street.
UXPOTS jjew ycrk< 92Q BROADWAVI
Boston, 9 Temple Place.
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & Co., sole Agents
for Charleston._ nov3-6mos
COUGHS AND COLDS.-Those who are Buffer?
ing from Coughs, Colds', Hoarseness, Sore
Throat, &c, should try "Brown's Bronchial
(Eloping, (Eailor.ng, &c.
SPRING AND SUMMER, 1872.
MENKE & MULLER,
NO. 325 KING STREET,
THREE DOORS BELOW LIBERTY STREET,
Invite attention to their large and splendid
stock of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES. COATINGS,
Suiting Cheviots, Linens, Ac, and the handsom?
est selection or Pams and Vest Pattern?, which
will be made to order under the supervision of a
mest skilful and fashionable cutter.
FOR HEN, YOUTH, BOYS AND CHILDREN, Of
every style and quality, and at very low
AND A GOMPLETEJSTOCK OF GENTS
Which embraces the celebrated STAR SHIRTS
and the choicest novelties In NECK WEAR.
All orders promptly executed and satisfaction
girthing ano inrnisrung ??HO?.
^EJSSANT SUPPLY OP
NOW OFFERED BY
CORNER OP ' .
KING AND WENTWORTH 8TS.
IN THE STOCK ARE THE READING STYLES OF
CHEVIOT DERBY SUITS,
AT Piton 815 TO 923 PER stir,
SUITABLE FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES.
BLUE AND BLACK CLOTH MORNING COATS
DIAGONAL COATINGS IN DEBBY AND
LIGHT MIXED CASSIMERE MORNING SUITS
ELEGANT FANCY CASSIMERE PANTS
Ac, ?Sec., Ac, <&c.
BOYS', YOUTHS' AND CHILDREN'S
OF NEW STYLES, HANDSOMELY MADE FOR ALL
AGES AND IN VARIETY OF QUALITIES.
SILK 8CARFS, TIES AND BOWS, of Novel
Patterns and Styles.
GLOVES. SUSPENDERS, HANDKERCHIEFS,
tte ?c &c.
MERINO AND THREAD UNDERSHIRTS.
JEAN DRAWERS, of a new Patented make.
IN ALL QUALITIES, FROM $2 TO $3 60.
MANUFACTURED BY THE INVENTORS (FISK,
CLARK A FLAGG) AT $4.
IMITATION CHEVIOT SHIRTS, AT $2.
LINEN AND PAPER COLLARS, o? over
Supplied with a beautiful assortment of SCOTCH,
ENGLISH. FREN H AND AMERICAN CLOTHS,
COATINGS. DIAGONALS AND FANOY
CASSI M EKES, which win be made
up to order In beu style, at
Cloths, Coatings & Cassimeres
SOLD BY THE PIECE OR YARD.
grjirts ano iFnrnisrjing ?oobs.
Made to order or Best Materials, and
WARRANTED TO FIT.
Sent by Express, C. O. D. to any part of the
country. Directions lor measurement Bent on
STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
Opposite the Market.
NO. 379 KING STREET,
Has Just returned from the North with a large
Stock of Goods, consisting of :
A large assortment or CHILDREN'S CAR?
RIAGES, rangln? lo price from $4 to $26.
He ls also Agent ror Colby's celebrated "Little
Washer and Clothes Wringer," the most perfect
and cheapest In use. which he sells at manufac?
turers' price. Call and examine for yourself.
_2n*ntance* - -. _
LIFE ASSOCIATION OF ?MERIGA.
SYNOPSIS OF REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DEC. 31,1871.
THE NET ASSETS ABE $3,613,153 50.
THE GROSS LIABILITIES ARE $3,246,516 05.
LEAVING A SURPLUS OVER ALL LIABILITIES OF 8366,637 45.
The AflsetB on the 1st of January, 1871, were $3,611,968 40, showing ? Net Increase In Assets, from
the DUElness of the year, of 8i,oi i,i9s ol.
INCOME AND DISBURSEMENTS FOR 1871.
I. Cash received for premiums.;.$1,281,708 75
II. Cash received for lateseston Bonds, Real Estate Loans and Premium Loans. 182,32? 43
JIL Cash received from other Companies on account of Losses on Policies of the Aseo*
elation reinsured. 13,60000
IT. Loan Income on New Premiums. 270.888 ?4
V. Loan Income ou Benewal Premiums..*.. 828,089 64
Total actual Income.$a,t 70.404 36
Premiums In precess of collection. $407,117 81
Total Income, including ontstandlngs.99,483,581 67
Expenses or Management, including Commissions, Advances to Agents, Ao.9541,307 49
TAXES. ' ' v
Cash paid for IT. S. and Local Taxes, Ac..$i4,07a 10
DISBURSEMENTS TO POLICY-HOLDEES.
Total amount returned to policy-holders as dividends; for surrendered policies, and In
payment of claims..9744444 80.
The foregoing figures give the following ratios to ACTUAL REOElPrs during the past year:
Paid to Poiicy-n olde rs for dividen is, death claims, Ac.... .86.8 per vent, or actual receipts.
Paid for expenses, commoted commissions. Ao.20.0 per cent, or actual receipts.
Paid for taxes m the various States.7 per cent, of actual receipts.
EXTRACT FRON PRESIDENT'S REPORT.
"The expense attendant upon the first establishment or the business ot a Life Company, lo new
territory, ls necessarily very considerable, yet you win be gratified to learn that the ratio of expense
to receipts shows a steady decline, and lo tbe future-tue initiatory expenses haying already been
incurred-the decrease tn this item should continue."
Policies m force December ai, 1870.V*
Policies m force December 31,1871.Mia
Net Increase rr om business or 1871.1,614 policies
EXTRACT FROM PRESIDENT'S REPORT.
"These figures must prove very gratifying, in view of the fact that the last year has been con?
sidered a very unfavorable one for Lire Insurance Companies, and I am led to think that the Asso?
ciation will show a larger Increase in its business irom the operations of 1871 than any other Com?
pany ic America." . . . ,
GENERAL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE OPERATIONS OF
THE ASSOCIATION DURING THE YEAR.
ORGANIZATION OF DEPARTMENTS.
During the year the business ot the Association has been pushed into new territory, and there
are now fully erganlzed and In active operation Twenty-seven Departments, of which SSVIN have
been organized during 187L
Commissions bave been lamed authorizing the creation of seven other Departments, which are
now lu process or organization. During the month or February two or these nave been organized,
viz: The New York Department, with about three hundred and thltty trustees, and Western New
Turk, with fifty, to be Increased to one ti und red.
EXTRACTS FROM THE i'EESIDENT'S REPORT.
"Before leaving the subject of new Departments, I most can yonr attention to the success of the
Association In New York. A list of trustees, numbering abont .tiree hundred members, have quali?
fied, and will organize, by electing directors and offlcers, on the Oth prox. Tbls ls a great triumph,
and lt proves most conclusively tust the prtoclples upon which the Association ls baaed do not call
for tbe patronage of merely a single State or section or tbe country; they are universal in their ap?
plication, and must be recognized by the whole nation." T
JAMES H. BRITTON. HENRY W. HOUGH,
a rM WILLIAM HANLEY, Secretary and Actuary.
Drugs at ITJIjoksalu.
DOWIE, MOISE & DAVIS,
IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND
WHOLE SALE DRUGGISTS,
CHARLESTON, S. O.
We beg to call the attention of Druggists, Physicians and Country Merchants to our large and
complete Stock of Drugs M?decines, Chemicals, Paints, Olia Dyestuffs, Perfumery, Patent Medicines,
Glassware, window Glass, Druggists' Sundries and all Goods usually kept m a FIRST-CLASS
WHOLESALE DRUG WAREHOUSE.
CONSISTING IN FAST OF:
ALUM. OPIUM, CASTOR OIL, RADWATS BELIEF.
BORAX, MORPHINE, SWEET OIL, MUSTANG LINIMENT, .
BRIMSTONE, QUININE, TANNE KS' OIL 8IM0N8'3 LITER REGULATOR,
SULPHUR, BLUE MASS, LINSEED OIL, WIN8LOWS SOOTHING SYRUP,
EPSOM SALTS, CHLOROFORM, TURPENTINE, TARRANTS APERIENT,
INDIGO, CALOMEL, WHITE LEAD, BROWN'S ESS. JAM. GINGER,
MADDER. IODIDE POTASS. MIXED PAINTS. ISAACSON'S "SURE POP."
We are Agents for Long's Portable Soda Fountain-all complete in one BUver-Piated Draw
Stand. The cheapest and most economical and easily managed ?oda Fountain In the world. Ex?
pressly Butted to Small Country Drug Stores, Confectionery Establishments, Ac., Ac. Send for
Descriptive Circular and Price.
We are Proprietors of the following, which we offer with confidence as being equal to any simi?
lar Proparations lu the market:
SUMTER BITTERS-The Great Southern Tonic.
MOISE'S LIVER PILLS-Purely Vegetable.
MOISL'S HORSE. HOG AND CATTLE POWDERS.
MOISE'S ft Vf K AND AGUE PILLS-Warranted to Cure.
MOISE'S POPULAR WHITE WORM CANDY. .
MOISE'S MORNlNGSTAtt YEAST or BAKING POWDERS.
feb29-SCAW8mos SAMPLES FURNISHED FREE OF CHARGE.
THE DOLLAR REWARD SOAP !
THE ONLY SOAP IN THE WORLD THAT WASHES FLANNELS WITHOUT SHRINKING THEM.
Washes with bot, cold, bard, soft, or salt water. Removes Pitch, Tar, Paint, Grease, Printers' Ink,
Sweat, Leather or Fruit stains. Superior to cast ii? Soap for Toiler, purposes.
RAPPLEYE Ac KNIGHT, Manufacturers,
NOS. 1631 and 1633 RIDGE AVENUE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
DOWIE, MOISE & DAVIS,
apn-imoDtc AGENTS FOR CHARLESTON, 3. C.
?iliUinern, iXIrjiic (Soo?s, 4frt.
MRS. M. J. ZERNOW,
No. 304 King Street,
WILL OPEN THIS DAT AN ASSORTMENT OF
Sole Agent for Mlle. DEMOREST'3 PAPER
DRESS-MAKING In all Ita branches.
Country or?era will recelvefprompt attention.
pHOICE FURNITURE AT LOW PRICES 1
R. C. MILLINGS,"
FURNITURE DEALER, No. 444 KING STREET,
Near John Street, Charleatoo, S. C.,
would respectfully Inform the public that he has
just received a choice and select lot of FURNI?
TURE, Including Grecian, Gothic and Corinthian
Chamber Sets, which will compete with anything
m the city for cheapness and foamy of style and
Also a specialty of Ladles', Misses' apd Chil?
dren's-ROCKERS, anda variety ot Dining-room
Furniture-Oak, Walnut and Imitation Rose?
wood-which he will sell from ten to fifteen per
tent cheaper than any other store m the city.
Call and compare bis styles and price with
those found elsewhere.
NO. 444 KING STREET.
At the Sign or the Man and Rocker,
feb26-mth2mos Charleston, S. C.
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S
STOCKING SUSPENDERS, and
THE NEW IMPBOYE?
WHEELER & WILSON
SEWING- MACHINE !
THE BEST IS THE CHEAPEST !
WHEELER & WILSON
AT THE LATE STATE FAIB, HELD AT
Why lt Should Have th? Preference of
all Other? t
1st. Because lt ls tue simplest.
2d. Because lt sews easier.
3d. Because it sews faster.
uh. Because lt uses no Shuttle.
6th. Because lt makes less noise.
6th. Because lt 1B more durable.
7th. Because it has been before the public for
over twenty years, and hence lt ls no experiment
to try IL
Ninety thousand more Family Machines sold
than by any other company. its late improve?
ments Bet it far ahead of any thing in the market.
Adjusting and repa ring done promptly. All
Call and examine, whether wishing to parchase
WHYTE . & HARRAL,
General Somtuern Ac?m?,
IVO. ?Oe KING STREET*