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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A PORTENTOUS STORM.
THE STATEHOUSE ?NROOFED BT A
Th? Hall of the House ot Representa,
tlves Invaded by Flying Fragments
No Change In Financial Slatters
Prosp-c te of an KT tra Session.
[ SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THK KB wa.]
COLUMBIA. May 16.
The thunder storm which passed over this
city at eleven o'clock last night was more |
severe than was known at the time. Con?
siderable damage was done, many fences and
some twenty or more trees were blown down.
Tbe roof of one house was blown off, and fell
on Clifford Cooper, who was In bed at the time,
inflicting Injuries that will probably
prove fatal. Some house? had twenty
or thirty lights broken by branches
and trees being blown against them. A pro?
vidential visitation occurred at the State?
house. About forty-five feet In length and
most o? the width of the roo! of the west
wing was blown away, and the heavy timbers,
boajus and debris went through lato the hall
of the House of Representatives, causing a ?
complete ruin of twenty or more desks, as
many chairs, and the gorgeous carpet The
seats formerly occupied by Hooley, Byss, Mc?
Daniel, Jamison, and several others of the
noisy members, .were completely destroyed,
and those brilliant lights of the Legislature ;
could not have escaped death had they been
in their seats at the time. The damage Is es?
timated at from eight to twelve thousand dol?
lars. The Southern and Atlantic Telegraph
office was also visited by lightning, which
melted a nnmber of the wires, whlcb, howev?
er, were repaired Instantly.
There ls no change in the prospects of tb3
treasury. Leading Republicans and the
soundest of the members of the Legislature
are doing all they can to prevent an extra ses?
sion. It ls understood that the call lacks but j
two^slgnatures ot members of the House. Tbe
members of the Senate ate not so free In sign?
ing the call. The crops have be 1 severely
damaged six miles from the city by a hail?
. Secretary of State P. L. Cardozo, State
Superintendent of Education J. K. Jil Ison and
Mr. L. Caes Carpenter have been appointed a |
board to examine applicants for appointments
to the Naval Academy by Congressmen
Rainey and Elliott. These appointments have
to be made by Juno l. SALUDA.
THE STATE OF THE CASE.
Depredations of the Shenandoah-Ex?
planations of Mr. Gladstone In the
HdtiHc of Commons -The English
LONDON, May 16.
The Globe, in Its Issue to-day, bas an article
showing that tbe claim of the American Gov?
ernment for damage Incurred by the destruc?
tion of vessels by the privateer r-henaodoah
amounts to six millions five hundred thous
and dollars, while the prize money claimed by
the officers of the Snenandoah amounts to
only one million one hundred thousand. The
Globe also publishes tne detailed log ot tbe
Shenandoah, giving the name and value ot
every prize captured by that vessel.
LONDON, May 13.
In the House of Commons this evening Mr.
Gladstone made his promised explanation of
the negotiations regarding the Indirect claims,
and of the position taken by the government.
The House was lull and the galleries crowded.
Mr. Gladstone on rising was greeted with
cheers. He said In order lo allow an oppor?
tunity for discussion on the statement he was
' about to make, he would bring a formal mo?
tion for the adjournment of the House.
THE FORBEARANCE SHOWN BT PARLIAMENT.
After alluding in terms of praise to tho tor?
bearance shown by Parliament during the con?
troversy, he said he would commence bl-? nar*
ratlve o* Its progress with the 18th ot January,
when lt first became known to him that the
Claims for indirect damages had been present?
ed at Geneva In tbe American case. Her
Majesty's Government protested on iho 3d of
Feoruary that the Indirect claims were not
within the scope of the Treaty of Washington,
nor within the intention of either party to the
treaty. Secretary Fish replied in April that
he thought the Geneva Board ought to de?
cide the entire question. The tooe of Mr.
Fish's dispatch was moat courteous. In the
mealtime a communication was received
from Mr. Schenck, the American minister,
suggesting another course which would be
acceptable to England and America. This
waa an Interchange of notes, betting forth
the views, terms and conditions whereon both
would agree to proceed to arbitration.
THE ENGLISH DRAFT.
"We accepted this suggestion," continued
Mr. Gladstone, "and carried on the corres?
pondence altogether by telegraph. On Wed?
nesday, the 8th instant, Pre*idem Grant sub?
mitted A proposition to the Untied States Sen?
ate. On Thursday we ascertained that the
proposition waa not precisely as we under?
stood it should be. bemuse of the brevity of
the cable dispatch on which lt was based. On
Friday a draft covering the letter of our views
wac forwarded to Minister Schenck, and. al?
though lengthy, was Immediately telegraphed
by bim to Washington. On Saturday Mr.
Schenck Informed Lt.nl Granville that the
President bad accepted and the Senate ente; -
tamed that draft."
THE ENGLISH POSITION SUSTAINED.
Mr. Gladstone thought this fact was almost
equivalent to a ratification. He begged the
further forbearance ot the House now that the ?
question was approaching a satisfactory Issue- j
honorable alike to both nations. If succeBslul
in this negotiation her Majesty's government
had a right to exact praise foi seuling a mo?
mentous question. The last proposal on the |
part of Great Britain sustained the position
taken, by the government In the Queen's
speeoh at the beginning of the present ses?
sion. Mr. Gladstone, In conclusion, raid he
thought he waa not too sanguine In predicting
that the negotiations would result in a settle?
ment which would redound to the credit of |
Af Mr. Gladstone took his seat there was I
loud and repeated cheering from all parts of j
Mr. Disraeli followed with thanks to the
Premier for his statement. He should not
seek to embarrasf the government. What?
ever differences coated oh other subject?, ali
parties were united in the ?eslre for a peace?
ful and honorab.e settlement.
THE INDICTMENT OF HENDRICKS.
ATLANTA, May IC
H. W. Hendricks, United States deputy mar?
shal lor South Carolina, was Indicted to-day In
the Fulton 8upenor Court for fraudulently al?
tering a bench warrant. He was arrested and
required to give tour thousand dollars ball.
A PUFF FOR BARNUM'S MAN-EATERS.
PHILADELPHIA , May 16.
The York (Pa.) papers relates that one of I
Barnum's Fejl cannibals died there, and that f
the other cannibals made an attempt at eating
tho remains.. They were secured, and the
mutilated remains were quietly burled.
THE ATLANTIC AND GREAT WESTERN \
WASHINGTON, May 16.
The delegations from Georgia representing |
the Atlantic and Great Western Canal called
to-day upon the House committee on com?
merce and had a pleasant and sati-factory in?
terview. They also p-ld their respects to
vice-President Coltax and Speaker Blaine, and
were kindly and cordially received. The com?
mittee Is now walting for the report of the
engineers who made the survey ol the route,
Wien congressional action will be urged. The
p rospecta are said to be flattering.
A CONFLAGRATION IN JEDDO.
Thirty. Thousand Ferions Homeless
The Lame and Wounded Killed to
Prevent Them from Perishing In the
i lames-Foreigners on their Good Be?
YOKOHAM* JAPAN, April 23.
A frightful fire occurreu leddo during a
severe gale, destroying the habitations cover?
ing a space of two by three mites. Tue fire
originated In ooe of the Prince's late palaces,
which was occupied by troops. The flames
leapt over whole olocks of buildings and set
Are to placea a mile distant from the build?
ing In welch the fire began. An Immense
amount of property was destroyed. Where
the wounded and lame were unable to
escape, ihe officials slashed right and
lett with their swords, and thus saved
many persons from the more awful
late of burning. Thirty thousand person are
homeless. Toe government opened the rice
storehouses and led ali who applied. The oc?
currence of tbi? fire had led the government
to permit foreigners to lease land In Jeddo,
the owners being compelled to make monthly
reports. This act will cause loreign mou'-v to
be invested there. The Japanese lair ls lo be
opened ?ooo at Kioto, the tonner residence ot
tbe Mikado, ana the hoi bed of the anti-foreign
party. Foreigners, on depositing three hun?
dred dollars with their consul as a suaraniee
for their good behavior, may visit the fair tor
seventy days. This movement ls made as a
test ol the disposition ot foreigners in the
country toward the natives. If they are trou?
blesome to the government, Iwaktira will be
ordered to keep Japan a sealed book for some
THE DOINGS OF CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON. May 16.
Last night the House passed u b.ll to punish
the tampering with jurors In Untied S'aiea
Ouirts;a bill lu repeal the si ai tites of July 2d,
1862, and July 11th. 1868. prescribing an oath
of office; a bi.l providing that the act of March
2d, 1867, prohibiting payment to any person
not known to have opposed the rebel?
lion and to have been In favor ot its sup
pression, shall not apply to sums for services
rendered prior to first April, 1861, for carrying
the malla or in taking ihe censuB.
In tue House to-dav the bill authorizing d??
tendants lu United States Courts to testify In
their own behalf passed. The tariff dtuy on
quinine ls reduced irom twenty-five io teu per
cent., and s .1; pei re ls put on the free list. Bay
rum is reduced fifty cents. A long discus-ion
on b ?ok* aud papers resulted lu a uniform r??
daction on all kinds ol paper io ninety percent,
of the present rates. Buller, ot Massachusetts,
o tiered it resolution for a tluul adjournment
from the 3<i June io the last Thursday in No?
vember next. He explained lils motive for
proposing to adjourn till November Instead ot
Bine die as being to keep in force the act au?
thorizing the su-pension of the habeas cot pus,
aud which expires at the end of the prei-eui
session. Th s proposition would exfnd the
session legally lill the day fixed la November,
He was proceeding to state why the com initi?e,
should take this recess owing io t he stale ol af?
fairs In ihe South, but he was called to order,
and ihe speaker decided that sucn a ran je ol
debate was not In order on a resolution for
final adjournment. He proceeded to speak of
uie prevalence in the South of rape, murder
and robbery. [Loud calls to order.] Beck
declaren that ali Butler's statements wt-re un?
true. [Calls , to order.] Butler, not being
permitted to proceed wl' h his remarks, Swld
be would grant to the other side ot the House
ihe mercy ot elleoce, and would move the
previous question. The previous qu-stion
was not seconded-sixty-four to one hundred
and six. Dawes then moved as a substitute a
resolution ?or adjournment t-iue die on'Mon
day, 3d June, at twelve o'clock. Agreed io
yea?, one hundred and foriy-iwo; nays, fltiy
In the Senate, the Ballimore and Potomac
Depot bili passed, grouting the right of way
through ihe public lands. The Senate is sit?
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
NEW YORK. Mav IC.
Tho Methodist Conference elect the bishops
on Tuesday next, and resolved io exclude
quack docior advertisements irom the church
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
. -The New York stair builders have resolved
to strike for eight hours.
-The Michigan miners in the copper mines
are quiet. No property destroyed.
-Rimptvllie, Ontario, is nearly destroyed
by fire. _ _ _
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON. May 16.
- The barometer will fail north of the- Ohio
Valley and on the lakes, with cloudy weather,
rain and frech easterly winds on the latter
from Luke Erle to Virginia and northeast?
ward to tne Atlantic. Clear weather and trech
northerly winds, partially clear and cloudy
weather, with possibly continued rain to?
night on the South Atlaolio coast, with fresh
easterly winds, clearing weather with occa?
sional rain in the Northwest aud Missouri
Valley. Dangerous winds are not antic!
V?sterdt y'e Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
M. 9 a
THE NEW YORK FRC IT MARKET.-The Dally
Bulletin of Wednesday, May 15th, says:
Apples are In small supply, but prices about
the same, under only a moderate demand.
Strawberries are decidedly lower, and sold to?
day at 35c. per quart for Norioiks. Some COO
crates are expected la lo-morrow. We quote:
Strawberries 35.50c. per quart. Apples, mixed
lot;?, ftlr, 14)4 25; do. prime. $4 50a5; russets,
Boxbury, $5a5 60; favorite va. levies $6a6 25.
THE NEW YORK VEGETABLE MARKET.-The
following gives the condition of ihe r>ew York
vegetable market on Tuesday last, from the
Dally Bulletin o? Wednesday, May 15:
Old potatoes continue slow, and prices,
though wltnout quotable change, are rather
heavy. A few sweet? are sim arriving, but
generally In poor condition.. New Bermudas
Billi sell at $9 per barrel. Our quotations are in
bulk; In shipping order 50 cents Der barrel
must be added. We quote as follow"? : $2 50a
2 75 per barrel for Peachblows; $2a2 50 per
barrel for Early Bose; $2a2 25 for early Good?
rich; $1 25a2 per barrel for Dyrlghti?; $t 75a2
per barrel for Jackson white?; $1 75.^ for
Prince Alberts. Sweet potatoes $4u4 50 for
Delaware kllu-drled. In vegetables, aspara?
gus continues to decline, and Bermuda onion?
are a trifle easier, but, wilh Iheae exceptions,
there ls very lime change to note. We quote
green peas. Norfolk, at $10 p-i- barret, and
North Carolina $6a8 per bat rel. Carrot s $2 75a3
per barrel. Radishes $1 60a2 tor J.-rney and
Long bland, and Noiloik 75oa$l per 100
bunches. Russia turnips $3'$3 50 per barrel;
white do $3. Parsnips $1 50.?$2. Onions, 5Cca
$1 for red, and about $3 per barrel for whiie.
Spinach $3 per barrel. Bermuda tomatoes SI
per box; do. onions $125al 50 per crate. Rhu?
barb $4 per 100 bunches. Jersey and Long
Wand asparagus lOalSc: do. Oyster B*j 16a
18c. Lettuce $4a8 per 100. Sprouts $3 per
THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL ARMY
SECOND DAT OF THE STATE CONTEN?
Addresses by Distinguished Visitors
Instructive Debates and Interesting
Notes and Queries.
The State Sunday-school Convention reas?
sembled yesterday morning at Trinity Metho?
dist Church, on Hasel street. The exercises
were opened with prayer by the Rev. Mepsrs.
Adams, Gelsinger and Chichester. A number
of hymns were sung, and the 103d Psalm was
The convention was then called to order by
the President, Professor Carlisle, th? roll ol
delegates was called, and the minutes of yes?
terday were read aud approved.
Mr. J. N. Robson, aa chairman of the com?
mittee appointed at the last ee??!on of the
convention to have the miuutes of that ses?
sion printed, reported that the work had been
satisfactorily accomplished, and slated the
cost of the pamphlet, and how it bad been dis?
tributed. He also paid a graceful tribute to
the memory of Mr. James H. Taylor, who had
heartily co-operated in the work of the
Mr. John F. Ficken offered the following
resolution, which was adopted ;
Resolved, That Rev.-1. 8. K. Legare and
Rev. T. H. Logan, missionaries ot the Ameri?
can Sunday school Union, and Rev. E. A.
Bolles, general agent of the American Bible
Society tur tue Mate ot south Carolina, be In?
vited to neats upon the floor ol this conven?
tion, and that they be requested, at their con?
venience, to address thia body on the subject
of meir labors.
Rev. Mr. Bolles, accepting this Invitation,
briefly addressed the convention In behalf ol
the American Bible Society. Be alluded to the
work of the society in all parts of the country,
lt being strictly non sectional as well as non?
sectarian In Its operations, and he solicited the
lld ot the members of the convention, and in?
voked the blessing of Cod in carrying on the
tvork of. disiributlng the Word of God broad
;a?t throughout the land, and especially In the
lomes of the destitute and the haunts of the
?ar?lese, where, without the agency of some
luch organization, the light of God's word
night never penetrate.
Rev. L. Wood offered the following resoln
.ioos, which were adopted:
Resolved. That this convention appreciate
;he visit of the Rev. E. A. Bolles, agent of
;he American Bible Society for South Carolina,
md i hat we tender him our hearty co-opera- ,
Jon In the great work of Bible distribution.
Resolved, That the American Bible Society
leservrs the heany support of the Cnri-tiun
..burch, and this convention but expresses the
iommon sentiment of the Sunday schools In
he State in expressing grateful obligations to
hat body for liner-1' doublions ol Bibles and
.entamante to aid meir enterprises In desti?
On motion ot t'ie Rev. Mr. Adams, it was
esolved that the report of Mr. J. N. Robson,
ihalrman of the committee to print the min?
u?s ot the last convention, be adopted, and
hanks tendered to the committee.
Rev. L.,Wdod moved that the thanks of
he convention be tendered especially to Mr
r. N. Robson, who had made a donation of
ilnety dollars to carry out the work of his
sommittee. This motion was carried, and Mr.
Sob-ion rose to accept the compliment and
.esponded In a feeling and graceful manner,
laying that he had only given of his means
;oward the service of One who had given him
ul that he had.
After the singing, o? the hymn, "Jesus the
Water of Life will Give," Rev. Ur. Jacobs ex?
tended aa Invitation from the Orphan Asylum
for the members of the conveniion to vi-it
the Orphaabouae that afternoon at four
3'clock, and the invitation was accepted.
Rev. Mr. Legare, representing the American
Sunday-School Unioo, addressed the conven?
tion In the Interest of that Institution, ex?
plaining Its mode of operatloo, and relating
instances of the good lt bad accomplished all
aver the land by organizing and maintaining
3uutlay-schools in destitute sections. He
.hanked the convention lor its kind expres?
sion toward the institution he had the honor
Colonel DePass responded in appropriate
remarks, eulogizing in the highest terms the
American Sunday-School Ualon for Its noble
ind successful labors In the cause of Sunday
Mr. Legare then, at the request of the presi?
dent, led In prayer, asklog the blessing of
3od upon the labors of the union.
The first subject for discussion was then an?
nounced as "The ageocy of the Sunday-school
in organizing and developing the church,"
ind Mr. Burke was announced to open the
ilscusalon. He read a careful essay, treating
.he subject clearly and exhaustively, and
palming that lu strengthening the church,
maintaining and stimulating Interest in splr
tual affairs, and frequently Inaugurating revi?
r?is of religion, the Sunday-schools exerted a
mont powerful Influence.
The "subject was further discussed In short
addresses from, three to five minutes In length
by Rev. Messrs. Adams, Olver, Mood and
Buist, and Mr. Parks, of Abbeville, each of
whom related ius>ances that had come under
his own observation, la which the Sunday
Behool had proved a most valuable auxiliary
and support to the church.
After Binging the hymn "I love Thy king?
dom, Lord," the next subject was announced,
"How can we make the Sunday-Behool a suo
Bess ?" The discussion was opened by Colo?
nel Zimmerman Davis, who made an ad?
dress, slowing what the parents and the
community ought to do to contribute to the
success ol the Sunday-school, what the quali?
fications of the superintendent and teachers
should be, how the Sunday-school rooms and
exercises could be made attractive, and how,
In various ways, such agencies should be
brought to bear as In their aggregate effect
could not fail to Insure success.
Colonel Davis was followed by Rev. Messrs.
Hicks, Wood and Jacobs, and Messrs. Wright,
of Edgeiield, and Scott, ot Richland, all of
whom spoke briefly and pertinently, offering
practical suggestions for the conduct of the
Sunday-school, and enforcing the duties of
teachers, superintendents and all ihe workers
in the Sunday-school cause.
The next subject announced was "The duty
of parents and private members of the church
to the Snnday-seht-ol," and this was treated
by Rev. C. E. Chichester In a careful essay, in
which the flippant objections to the Sunday
school sometimes urged in the community
were considered and answered, and the duty
and privilege ol parer-s and others la uphold?
ing the hands of the Sunday-school workers
and co operating at home In their efforts to?
ward the religious training of the youth of the
Other addresses were made upon the same
subject by Rev. J. W. Kelly and Messrs Gil?
bert, Kay and Hudson, and then, after the
sloging of another hymn, the opening of the
"question box" was proceeded with, and
proved to be one ol the most interesting ex
ercisea of the day. The " question
stout wooden box, located near the
of tho church, and provided with a i
cover, through which members of th<
tlon are Invited to drop into the box
linent questions relating to Sunda
which they may desire to have ans;
discussion of which they may think t
interest. Just before the adjournthen
morning session the questions are tak
the box, propounded by the chaim
answered, either by some member w
calls upon, or by some one In the coi
! who.may volunteer an answer. The q
yesterday were mostly brief and pertln
the answers were equally short, app
and direct. The questions were asl
answered as follows :
1. "Is lt scriptural to teach that God <
love naughty children ?" Rev. Mr. Chi
being called upon to reply, said 1
thought lt was not. He did not know
passage of Scripture that laid down tl
position, and he thought it was better I
the converse, that God dota love go
dren and thus urge the children to be
2. "How much of the teachings In tl
day-school is counteracted by the unco
Influence of parents and teachers ?
Dr. Meynardle replied, "a vast deal."
3. "Ia it scriptural to teach that c
are more easily made Christians than ai
Mr. Bead replied that the Bible wac
special promises lo children. "Thof
seek Me early shall find Me," Ac,
thought that there was moro encouraj
to look for the conversion of children l
4. "Is not Sunday-school Instruction 1
productive ol Bell-righteousness, wher
dren are taught to do good and he good
i han tb repent of their sins and turn to J
Rev. Dr. Wightman replied that this w
talnly a danger to be avoided, and th
duty ol the teacher towara tbe chlldr*
to win their souls to Christ, leaving the
lion of morals to occupy a secondarj
still important, place.
6.,"Which ia the best mode of Bible
lng ?" Professor Carlisle said that this
broad and comprehensive question,
could not be answered in a sentence, bi
teacher should always expound the Bi
though he believed lt himself, and wit:
force and fervor which only his own bel
Its teachings could give.
6. "Should a Sabbath-school teacher, i
any circumstances, attend at a dance ?"
jeoted to, and laid aside.
7. "Should lt not be considered a plei
to teach the young the Importance of loc
to Christ and asking his blessing ?" Rev
Legare said there could be no doubt but
it should be considered not only a plea
but an inestimable privilege.
8. "Are not Sunday-school celebre
beneficial to the school ?" Mr. Wallace, 1
called upon to reply, said that, on accoui
bia comparatively brief experience ua a
day-school superintendent, the reply n
more appropriately be made by some one
but, so tar as his observation had exten
he believed that Suaday-scbool c?l?brai
luid proved beneficial if the schools.
9. "Is lt. advisable, under any clrcumstat
to employ unconverted persons as teache
the Sunday-school ?" nu>y. j?r.
pliod that he had known many insta
where such persons had been teachers lc
-unday-school, and where the Influence
which they were thus Bobjdcted had rest
In their own conversion, and be, there!
thought lt would be wrong lo make a i
riile excluding them from the poslilor
> IO. "Should not the preacher visit the ?
day-school every Sunday for at least tea i
lites ?" Rr)V. Mr. Mood thought lt was plal
the duty of the preacher to do BO, and the
he made a proper disposition ot hts time
could easily give the Suiday-scbool more t
len minutes of his lime each Sunday.
11. "How often should teachers' meetli
be held ?" Several delegates replied that tl
should obviously be held once a week, lt
Sunday-school is held every Sunday.
12. "Should not the trailing in the Sund
Behool guard especially agsinst intemperan
and what la the moat effejlual means of
compllnhlcg this ?" Mr. Johnson replied tl
the most effectual means was to Instil I
love of Christ into the heir ts of the ch I ld n
but the aid of a temperance Organization,
an auxiliary to the Sundiy-scbool, might
useful In this direction.
j 13. *'Is the giving of rewards conducive
the-bpst Interesta ol th? Suaday-scbool,
does it not create d l?galisant iou among tl
children?" Bev. Mr. Atams thought th
there ought not to be speddc rewards, but
stated periods a unliorm dstrlbutlon of can
or something ol the kind u all the children.
14. "Are Cnrlatlans boutd to advocate tot
abstinence?" Rev. Dr. deynardle thougl
that to this question the whole convenue
would answer yea.
15. "Which Is the comet title, 'Sabbatl
school' or 'Sunday-school?" Rev. Dr. Smyth
replied that the term Sstbath was certainl
more scriptural than the uher, but the wor
Sunday bad become the nost common, an
that either was correct.
IC. "What discipline wiuld you use wit
scholars who persist in rotating the rules c
the school ?" Prof. Carllse said that almoe
the same question hud cone up In the conven
lion two years belore In tte shape "What abai
be done with a hopeless mph ?" and the an
ewer of the convention bid been that then
was no such case.
17. "Should the pledge )f total abstinence
be introduced Into the Sutday-achool ?" Rev
Mr. Mood thought that I should. He hat
himself taken ihe pledge when a child, and
had never sloce tasted a drop of wine or li?
quor. He did not know me kind of spirit?
from another, and found, In this respect at
least, that Ignorance vas bliss. Rev. Mr.
Chichester was of the sami opinion, and nar?
rated un Incident of a yoing man whom he
knew who had laken Ihe pledge when five
years old and had never volated lt. Bev. Dr.
Symthe, being called upoi for his opinion,
said that he hud no authrltalive opinion to
. give upon the subject up a either side. He
believed, however, that iiwas the dut.v of the
Sunday-school teacher to astil Into the minds
of his children the precepts of trie Saviour
and the. lessons that werefound in the exam?
ple of Bia life rather thanhls own precepts.
He con'd teach by exampa and should alwayB
do so, but for the precept! of his instruction
he should go lo the Scrlphrea and to the Hie
of the Saviour.
18. "Ought a man to b< retained as a Sun?
day-school teacher who aluce lils election,
has become a retail riealr in liquors ?" Sev?
eral members ot the cnventlon answered
this In the negative, ant1 this completed the
list ol quesiioDs. The loxology was then
sung and a benediction pronounced by the
Rev. Mr. Bracken, and the convention ad?
journed until 8 P. M.
In the alternoon, after the convention ad
Journed, the members, according to the lu
tatton above mentioned, visited the Orph
asylum and were shown all through the 1
stituilon, expressing much pleasure at t
complete arrangements they saw on eve
side, and at the comfortable appearance ol ti
The convention reassembled at eight ?'cloc
with Rev. Mr. Chichester presiding, and aft
the singing of the hymn "Coronation" aud
prayer by the Rev. A. J. 8* olees, an addrei
was delivered by Professor Jas. H. Carlisle,
Woflord College, Spartanburg, upon the fir
sabjectupon the "venlng's programme, "Tl
destitution and exposure of children an a
peal for Sunday-schools ?" He drew a graph
picture of the condition of a child in a grei
etty actuated by all the passions and Influenci
of childhood and surrounded by all the tempt
Hons that beset the path through human lif
and enforced the duty of going lalo thehlg
ways and byways and gathering these chi
dren within the Influence of such agencies t
shall arm them against the perils of life an
save them from becoming moral wrecks.
The hymn, "Saviour, like a Shepherd lea
ns," was next Bung, and the Rev. T. H. L<
gare, of Orangeburg, foilowed with a brief at
dress upon the same subject that had bee
treated by Professor Carlisle. Mr. Legare ri
fated from bis experience during the past yet
as a Sunday-school missionary various inc
dents, showing the destitution, religious t
well as physical, which exists in all the con
munltles ot the State which his duty had cal
ed him to visit. Many ot these Incidents wei
exceedingly affecting, and were listened t
with great attention and Interest by the at
dlence, and they argued, perhaps as powerfu
ly as any flight of eloquence could have dont
io prove the duty and necessity of eames
labor In the cause of moral training.
The "Sunday-school Voluateer Song" wa
then sung by the choir and ' congregation
after which Colonel A. A. Gilbert, of Sumtei
addressed the convention, urging the sam
lesson of earnest, practical, persistent laboi
the reclamation of neglected children to th
paths ot Gospel truth. He portrayed, wit
much feeling and effect, the Insidious tempts
Hon that constantly surround the chlldret
ot all communities, alike dangerous perhap
in the rural districts and la the crowded cit;
and which are working constantly, often Ia
visibly, to so wed them to the world as ti
leave no room lor .the blessed teaching
of Christ and His church to enter their minds
The temptations, he said, were confined t
neither sex and to no condition In life, aa
I the mission of the Sunday-school was equal!
to seek and to save those of the communlt
who had never beard of Christ, and tho*
whose religious opportunities had been am pl..
but had been neglected by the tares of th
world springing np and choking the growth c
the good seed that had been sown In th el
i hearts. .
I Another hymn was then sung, and after
prayer and the doxology the crowded congre
gation was dismissed with a benediction.
In the report In yesterday's NEWS of th
address of Rev. Dr. Smythe before the con
ventlon, the reference should have been t
the Greek and not to the Hebrew language.
THE VIRGINIA SAILS THIS MORNINO.-Tbl
favorite Iron steamship, ol" the "Clyde Line,
will soil from Brown's wharf this day, nt on*
o'clock, taking out a full cargo of naval stores
cotton and goods. The accommodating ratet
by this line to the various cotton markets ant
mills North must induce orders to Charleston
The latest rate made ls to the extensivo cottoi
manufacturing mills at Lancaster, Penn., a
three dollars per bale from Charlestoo.
SALB OF REAL ESTATE.-The phosphate
works of the Farmers' Fertilizing Company
ot South Carolina, consisting of five acres o;
high and seventeen acres of marsh land, hall
of a mlle from the city, with three storj
frame mill, buller house, brick kilns, wharves,
machinery, dec, on Ashley River, were sold
yesterday morning at auction by Hutson Le?
for $12,000, one-fourth cash and the balance in
three, six and nine mom hs.
BRDSDINO UP.-The upper Guardhouse has
recently been treated to a coat of yellow wash
un tbe outside, which vastly improves the
dingy appearance of the old building. The
stables there have also been renovated with
new Bills, and the brick work has been repair?
ed. White .and yellow wash is being freely
applied on the Inside and outside ol the build?
ings, and the whole premises will be freshen?
ed for the summer.
A TOUR OF EUROPE.-Colonel Johnson pro
poses to exhibit In Charleston his Tour ot
Europe, which is spoken of by the Augusta
Constitutionalist as "a collection of fine paint?
ings, giving one a vivid Idea of Great Britain
and the Continent of Europe/ Paris, London
Naples and other cities and notAfpiaces
were put before us in all their beauty."
The same paper says that Colonel John
son ls "a great humorist who drew forth
frequent shouts of laughter, arid put the audi?
ence in the best of humor."
ELLIOTT STREET.-Between twelve and one
o'clock yesterday. Emma Hamilton, a white
woman, and Piockney Means, a black man,
both highly Intoxicated, alarmed even the
residents of this peaceful locality by their dis?
orderly behavior. The police Interfered to
stop them, when Means pitched Into Clubs and
Stars with all the random fury of a hopeless
Inebr?ale. B nh of the parties were captured
aud brought before the Mayor, and the wo?
man was fined one dollar, which she paid.
Means was sentenced lo pay a fine of two dol?
lars, and not boosting the necessary funds, he
went to the Honse of Correction for twenty
EN EH or AND ENTERPRISE.-The work upon
the new city raliway ls being pushed forward
with an act'vliy and perseverance seldom
seen In Charleston or anywhere else. Yesier
day afternoon, the surveyor, Mr. Huguenln,
staked ont a distance of four hundred feet of
the Hue up the Bay, beginning lu front of
Messrs. J. E. Adger & Co.'s establishment,
and fifty picked men were detailed for night
work-. At dusk, these went to work, and soon
along the whole extent of the line could be
heard the cheerful sound of the pick and the
calling of the men to each other as they
worked away like beavers. The dark?
ness ol the night was overcome by
three powerful reflectors, one at either end
and one in the middle, which threw a strong
glare along the track. Under the superinten?
dence of the velerau, Mr. Patrick Cleary, the
work weoton with vigor until the excavations
had been made and the cross-lies laid along
the whole four hundred feet ready for the Iron
track. The work is done at night, so as not
to Incommode the passage of the drays and
other vehicles In this crowded thoroughfare
during the day. This energetic spirit gives
lair pi omise that the Enterprise Railroad will
be an accomplished fact long before fall.
Thc inferior Con rt
This court was opened yesterday by Judge
Lee, pursuant to adjournment.
The cases against the county commissioners,
F. C. Miller, E. P. Wall aod M. McLaughlin, for
official misconduct, which bad been fixed for
trial yesterday, were called. Solicitor Whip?
per stated that on account ot the absence of
some of the witnesses for the State, it would
be Impossible for him to go on with the trial,
and moved that the cases be continued until
the next term o? the court. Col. T. T. 8lmons,
for the defence, said he was ready lo go on,
and came into court expressly to demand a
trial; that these cases had been put off from
time to lime by the State, and that they had
already been Investigated by a committee of
the General Assembly, who had taken all tbe
testimony to be had against the defendants
and exculpated them from all criminality in
reference to these charges; that they were
ready now to proceed, and his clients were en?
titled either to a trial or an order for a nol.
Solicitor Whipper stated, in reply, that lt
was impossible to convict the defendants with
the evidence he could now produce In court,
and while he could not consent he would not
resist the motion lor a nol. pros.
The judge granted the motion, and the cases
were duly nol. prossed.
The stereotyped general orders were then
signed, and the court adjourned sine die.
Vu I ted States Court, ?
In tbe District Court, yesterday,, the grand
and petit jurors were drawn for the July term
ot the court, as follows:
Grand Jury-Robert Cblsolm, Green Pond;
Plenty Jefferson, Plnckney Brantley, Cheater,
field; W. James Hall, James True s dale, Cam
deo; Clajton Canoou, Darlington; A. Thomp?
son, Conwayboro'; BenJ. Goodwin, Sancho
Davis, Columbia; Calvin Jefferson, Lamb
Cudge, Wm. Spear?, Bennettsville; Richard C.
Wallace, Georgetown; Louis Bickley, Lexing?
ton Courthouse; Calvin Si rother, Tlmmons
vllle; J. B. Pmceel, Amos Williams, O. F.
Wieters, Charleston; W. B. Singleton, Lees?
Petit Jurors-J. B. Wright, E. M. Pilray, E.
0. Ryan, Richard Birnie, J. J. Canne ville, T.
B. Maxwell, Wm. Simons, J. B. Mushlngton,
Jr., George A. Trenholm, J. M. Bingi Charles
ton; Conrad Erhard:, Barnwell; J. Almond,
BenneitBvllle; Samuel Marshall, Darlington;
Ossian Golding, Columbia; Wm. Bell, Samuel
Jackson, Darlington; A. G. L. Sinkland, Con?
wayboro'; T. J. Toomey, Sumter; H. M. An?
derson, Matthew Hughes. Conwayboro'; Jos.
Hook, W. A. 0. Cain, Orangeburg; R. 8. Yen-:
nlng, Christ Church; John C. Fltzsimmons,
Columbia; Jerry Thornton, Aiken; B. P. Chat?
field, C. D. Lowndes, Columbia; Alpha A.
Graham, Florry ; Hugh Beach, bamplt; George
David, Thomas David, Bennettsville; Michael
Welsh, Darlington; John E. Smith, Samplt.
Benjamin Mantoue, of Mezleres, France,
was made a citizen in due form.
The petition of Lord & Taylor et al, Credi?
tors, to establish a Hen against the estate of
Kerrison ? Leiding, bankrupts, was referred
to Registrar Carpenter to report.
The clerk hi the court was ordered to pay to
Crane, Boylston & Co., br their assignee,
$503 75, In the matter of Burrell Sanders.
Adjourned until ten o'clock this morning,
?mr state supreme court.
In this court on Wedneeda;- the following
business was disposed of:
Croswell et al, vs. Boozer et al. Mr. Baxter
resumed his argument for appellant. Mr.
Fair waB heard for respondents. Mr. Baxter
In reply. Suspended until record is com?
pleted. . .
Reeder vs. Speake et al. Mr. Baxter for
appellant. Messrs. Fair and Caldwell for . re?
The following decisions were rendered:
James M. Prlnele vs. Edward B. Dorsey et
al. Judgment affirmed and motion dismissed
per ciirlam. Opinion to be filed by the chief
C. D. Ahrens vs. the State Bank. Judgment
affirmed. Opinion by Willard, A. J. Chief
Justice Moses filed dissenting opinion.
Eliza L. Smith et al, vs. Mrs. M. M. Gatewood
et al. Petition dismissed per curiara.
The following cases were continued :
The South Carolina Manufacturing Compa?
ny vs. J. P. Price, and ex parte Joel W. An?
The following are to be submitted on print?
ed argument :
Mis Eliza Stewart vs. Pierson et al. Mrs.
Eliza Stewart vs. Henry H. Blease. Meyer ?
Brother vs. Henry H. Blease.
T?LL-TAPPING.-Robt. Lloyd, an old offender,
was arrested yesterday afternoon by the de?
tectives, charged with having robbed the
money drawer of Mr. Metzler's bar-room in
King^ street near Queen. The prisoner was
turned over to a trial justice, by whom he was
committed to Jail tor trlaL
THE WEATHER.-The areas of rain which
were promised to the 8oiuh Atlantic, coast for
yesterday, by Old Probabilities, came on ac?
cording to programme, which was varied,
about four O'CIOCK In the afternoon, by a
scene not in the bills. This was a sharp hail?
storm, which lasted for several minutes Just
before a heavy fall of rain. The stones were
about the size of a five grain sugar-coated
quinine pill, and did no damage in the city.
It ls hoped that the crops wUl be equally for?
THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS.-The reorganiza?
tion of this veteran corpB is rapidly progress?
ing, and a second meeting was held last eve?
ning at the Hibernian Hall. Several new
members added their signatures to the roll,
which ls now composed of ill ty names. The
members have wisely delayed the election for
officers and the other details of their comp?ele
reorganization until the lull number o? men
bas been attained. This will, doubtless, be in
time for the next meeting. After the busi?
ness of the evening had been disposed of a
huge bowl of punch made its appearance,
around which the members clo-ed up and re?
vived their old associations with Bongs and
sentiments appropriate to the occasion.
CLUBS AND STARS.-Peter McArdle, taken
up lor lying down drunk at the corner of Mar?
ket and State streets, said he had no money to
pay a fine, and was sent to the House of Cor?
rection for ten days.
Another individual, with similar propensi?
ties, from the upper part o? the city, paid up
his tine of one dollar.
George Lartlgpe, a colored youth, whose
kleptomanie weakness bad become chronic,
stole a boti le of beer from a colored woman in
King street, and was sent up by the Mayor to
the House of Correction for thirty days.
Two Inquisitive pigs, which had strayed Into
the enclosure of the Old Folks' Home, bave a
fine of one dollar apiece upon their heads. If
the owner does not Bettie, the; will become
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.-Attention la
called to the cbaDges In schedule, in another
column, of the night trains on (he South Caro?
lina Bal road? to take effect alter Sunday next.
The Augusta train will leave Charleston at 7,20
P. M , Instead of 8 30 P. M. The Columbia
train will leave Charleston at 8.20 P. M., la*
stead of 7.10 P. M. Toe schedule of day pas?
senger trains remains unchanged.
CRUMB". - The trees and shrubbery In tb?
Scotch Presbyterian Church bav? been re?
The county treasurer's o (Bee will hereafter
be open from 9 A. If. to 4 P. li.
Governor E. Oman bas vetoed the new city
charter of New York.
The B tee pl em an mistook the hour last night,
and rang the ben at nine Instead of ten
o'cl>ck. ' ? \
A fine lot of mules and horses have JuVibeen
received at ihe Mills-House stables where
they can be bought cheap.
Hotel Arrivals-May 16. r . .
D. D. Drewett, New York; J. D. Ellis, Phlia
I delphla; John R. Blley, Laurens; Dr. G. A- C.
f Miles, A. J. Matherson, Manon; Thomas H.'
Mulholland, Brooklyn; T. R. Gaines, James
Campbell, South Carolina;? J. P. Baker, . ari
ham ville; P. B. Leach, Fort Gaines.
. CHARLESTON" HOTEL. ! .--..I ?G-.?
G. FOX, Greensboro', Ga.; F. W. Jost, H.
Ingham, E. Traik, A. C. Hessel, W. E. SUger,
New York; Miss Footman, J. P. Screveh, Sa?
vannah ; J. Mccutchell and lady. J. Drummond,
South Carolina; J. L. Black, Fairfield; E. A.
Drake, New Jersey, E. Mci otc sh. Miss McIntosh,'
D. G.McIntosh and child, Darlington; Dr. W.
P. Smith, Society fiiil; H. Baum, G. Alien, W;
J. Gerald. J. Jones, C:\mdeu; W. S. Parnell,
Philadelphia; P. Lr. Wiggln,; ii. .Waterhouse,
Beaufort; J. E. Boyd, North Carolina; E. A.
logans, P. G. Usher, Lynn; C. J. Trowbridge ,
I L. and N. Railroad; E. F. Wood, Boston. -.
Mee lingi This Day.
Marion Lodge, 1.0. e. F., at 8 P. M.
Irish Volunteer Rifle Club, at 8 P.M.
Wagener Artillery Club, at 7 P. M.
Carolina Independent Boat Club, at 8 P. M.
Zerubbabel Chapter, at 8 P. M.
German Fire Company, at 8 P. M.
Aaotlon Sales This Day.
Miles Drake will sell at 10 o'clock,- at bis'
store, shoes, clothing, hats, 4o. -
William McKay will sell at 10 o'clock, at bis
store, government stores,'dsc.
B U Si N Es a A U.X?OJBT8. ;
THE PROPERTT belonging to the estate pf
the late C. D. Happoldt will be sold at auction
at a date to be fixed hereatter, and of which
duen??c?fupwsfreik '. "'L^' ??a ?
DBBSSGOODS ! D rt ESS GOODS !-Lbul s Cohen
? Co. beg leave to draw the attention of the
public to their Fresh Stock of Dress Goods,
Just received, comprising the latest novelties
and styles, add at prices fully twenty-five
per cent, below their cost of importation, A
call ls respectfully solicited. Loins COHEN SC
Co., No. 248 King street. : m?>?6
PANAMA HATS, also Geofs Coats. Vests and
Pants Cleaned and Benewed at Otto Sonn?
tagV, Dyer, Wentworth street, near Artesian
FRESH STOCK.-Messrs. Louis Cohen & Ca.
haye juqt received afresh stock of handsome
dress goods which they are offering at twenty- .
five per cent, below cost, and to which they .
I invite the attention of purchasers.
FuRCHooTT, BENEDICT tc Co., No. 244 Klhg
street, offer for ' this week the following bar- ?
gains: 200 10-4 Allendale Quit?, $137$; 160
11-4 Allendale Quilt*, $1 ?0; 100 12-4 Allendale
Quilts, $1 62J; 100 104 Honeycomb Quilts,
$140; 100 10-4 Honeycomb Quilts, bordered,
$1 60; 10 pieces Black . Stripe ' Japanese,' 75
cents; 10 pieces Colored Japanese, Plain'abd
Check, (new arrival.) 75 cents; 20 dozen
Ladies1 Undervests, 75 cents; 20 dozen Black
and Bab* Parasols, 50 cents. Furchgott, Bene?
dict & Co., No. 244 King street. mayl3
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.-We have just re?
ceived one thousand box?s, leach containing
one quire ot fine Note Paper and Envelopes
to matcb, (without initial,) also Penholder
and Pen. Price 25 cents per box. Hasel
Street Bazaar and East Bay News Boom.
' . ?
BUILDING MATE RIAL.-AU extensive ?tock
and large variety of Doors, Sashes, Blinds, '
Balusters, Mouldings, dus., are kept constantly
on hand by Mr. P. P. Toole, at bis wardrooms,
Noi-20 Hay ne street and Ko. 33 Pl nek n a> street.
The above are all made at his own factory on
Ho ri b eek's wharf. He keeps, al so, Freooh and
American Window Glass, Stained Glass, Slate
Mantels, Builders' Hardware, Ac, from the
best manufacturers. mch8-fmwlyr
EUROPEAN and American Stereoscopic
Views, $1 50 per dozen.. HASEL STRKJCT
BAZAAR. _ , aprl9-mwf
YB THIRSTT MORTALB, ATTENTION t-?ard-.
ner's celebrated Soda Water, at tbe East Bay
News Boom. Branch of the Hasel street es?
tablish ment. aprlS.
NOTIOE ZO TOURISTS.-Stereoecoplc views ot
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Hasel
street Bazaar. . ? _ _ deoffl
TRIBUTE O? RESPECT.
Ata meeting of Ze-ubbabel Chapter, bett on
the 9th instan t, the follow mg preamble and reio*
intlous were offered :
k istbe momniai prlvellge or every asaoct?.
tlon to pause and reflect when the startling an?
nouncement ls made that a companion D?& de-,
parted thia life, bnt more especially when one oc?
cupying a position of usefulness ls forever re?
mo ved. The hand that guides the WOL derim Prov-,
ldence of a world can alone be rtapo li-ibla for Ita
awfoi flats. In the mids: of life we are ln:death/
At the untimely removal of our companion, oar
esteemed friend, we bow in humble suomi sion w'
that wisdom which saye h, "Dost thou art, ana'
unto dust thou thalt return." .;s
We have accompanied to the . grave the mattala
remalns of oar. Tvorthy, companion*. Ed ward s.; >
Hoghes, and on this occasion are^permlcctdr^.
speak of our joss, to recib?s many vdrtuea.aod,1
as' Ohaapter, to depaor^hfs early lemovaL sud"'to .
offer upon oar altar a.tributo of affection to his -
valued memory. Be lt, therefore, ' '_* \ '.. T
Resolved, That thia 'Chapter deeply rea'(zea the '
loss < f our departed frWd and eolnpa-'lt n. and .
fiat lt sadly.unites in this token cif ie?p?ai toni?
mern ry. and i egret fur lils edrly and unexpected .
removal from, "the positions of cs. fumes* he to
faltaiohy filed. .., . . ..- v ...;.? i- . .
Resolved. That aa a farther-testimonia) of re?
gret for our loss and - respect for tnt) decoded,
that a page opon onr Minute Boot, with hu mart
his?' Ined be dedica ed to his memoiy. .",_
Resolved, That a cpr ni thu pr^a. bte**a re?:
ola lon- be sent to.ihe bere-ved *gffiZ^???
ceased, with the smcere. condoi g ?TbII?ed
hers of this Chapter, and T*i j?Lmvxrr. -
in the daily papers. ? *. jjecreiairy.