Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1986.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE CHAMPION OF HONESTY
HORACE-GREELEY FORMALLY AC?
CEPTS THE NOMINATION.
If Elected He will be the President, Not
ora Part jr, but or the Whole People.
NEW TORE, May 22.
Horace Greeley, In reply to the iormal noti?
fication of his nomination to the Presidency
by the Liberal Republican Convention, has
written a letter accepting the nomination. He <
that he has waited to bear from all parts
of the country before taking this step, and is
now satlatled, from the free and unconstrained
popular responses, that the action of the con?
vention meets the approval of all Interested
in reunion and reform. He fully endorses the
platform of the oonventlon; dwells particu?
larly on the necessity of the reconstruction of
the South and the removal ot all political disa?
bilities, and declares that the American peo?
ple have made the cause their own, and will
bear It on in triumph. With the distinct un-1
derstanding that If elected he shall be the Pres-1
ldent, not of a party, but of the whole people,
he accepts the nomination, and ls confident
that both North and South are eager to clasp
hands across the bloody ohasm which has too
long divided them, and forget that they have
A STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC NOMINA?
TION THE ONLY HOPE FOR GRANT.
Forney and) the Administration-The
Keystone State Itestlve-The Greeley
Managers Active ?nd Harmonious
Tjie Opportunity far tbs So ut li-CI vi j
Service Reform-An Elaborate Sham.
[FROli OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
WASHINGTON, Monday, May 20.
The visit of John W. Forney to Washington
on Friday last does not seem to have been
productive of the results anticipated by the
President. It ls true the twain dined to?
gether at the"house of Governor Cooke, but
'the post-prandial discussion was not by any
means as agreeable as the viands. It is under?
stood that Forney desired to have thlnes so
arranged as to secure to himself the control of
affairs in Pennsylvania, which would, of
course, leave Boss Cameron out In the cold.
This the President could not accede to in
view of the fact that Cameron ls a senator,
and Forney only toante to be senator. The
split between Cameron and Forney ls upon
this Identical rock, and until Forney can get
Into the Senate he will never rest. Grant
being nuable to take sides with Forney against j
the senator, and still desiring to conciliate
the editor, exerted his mental faculties to their
utmost in order to restore the political peace In
Pennsylvania, but is understood to have made
a bad tal lu re of lt, and. Judging from the tone
of Forney's editorials since, has lost the coun?
tenance and Influence of the great Pennsyl?
vania editor at a time when that Influence ls
vital to h's interests In connection with the
campaign now about to open. The President
was so affected by the Forney Interview that
on Saturday be accompanied Postmaster-Gen?
eral Creswell to Eikton, Md., where be re?
mained until to-day, when he returned. There
was a meeting of a few of the President's
advisers at Eikton, and the political situation
was discussed with much anxiety, and the
chances carefully canvassed with a view of
devising some remedy tor the numerous quar?
r?ta breaking out in all directions in the Radi?
cal camp. Well informed persons assert that I
Graut was entreated to resign all pretensions [
to the succession before the Philadelphia Con?
vention, and that he was contumacious and
Ia strong contrast with the bitterness ol
feeling cropping out at all points of the com?
pass In the Radical party ls the rapidly crystal- I '
fzlng sentiment in favor of Horace Greeley, 1
whose adherents multiply with every passing
hour. That the Cincinnati managers mean [
business ls manifest enough on all bands here.
The committee for the campaign is all arrang?
ed, though not announced at this writing, and
the second floor ot the St. Maro Hotel has oeen
rented tor their headquarters. On all sides In?
dications are apparent of tbe absolute folly of
the Democratic party attempting to make a
separate nomination at Ballimore. Indeed,
the jytpetration of snch a folly by the Demo?
crats IB toe only and last hope of the Grant Ad?
ministration, who well know that in the nomi?
nation of a straight Democatlc ticket ls the
only salvation of me Radical party. To accom?
plish this result, therefore, the Radical leaders
are beodng all their energies, and their emissa?
ries are secret, assiduous and unflagging. As at
Cincinnati, so at Baltimore, they will plot and
plot, and resort to the most desperate expedi?
ents to induce old bunker Democrats to fly
the track and either burst up the convention
or secure the construction of a Democratic
ticket. Let the Southern delegates who go up
to Baltimore look well to this and present a
front so unbroken and formidable as to reuder
all such projects impossible. Let then re?
member that at last the South has an opportu?
nity to throw off the chains she has worn BO
long, and rid herself of the carpet-baggers
who have plundered her for years. It the
Southern delegates fall now, with the game 4n
their own bands, then there ls an end of all j
hope for another four years.
Applications are now being received by the
several" department examining boards in
Washington under tbe civil service regula?
tions recently promulgated. It ls claimed by
the boards that under these rules the old sys?
tem of political patronage has been complete?
ly done away with, and that no appointments
will herealter be made to any position coming
under their operation, except in accordance
with the result of a public competitive exam i
. nation. They state that any person furnish?
ing satisfactory evidence as to character,
health, age, knowledge of the English lan?
guage ana fidelity to the Union and constitu?
tion, ls permitted to compete unless tbe ap
CHeanes are so numerous that it is lmpractica
le to examine all ot them, in which case a
practicable number will be selected. This
aeleoion-should the contingency arise-will
be based entirely upon the apparent qualifica?
tions of tho various applicants as shown in
their applications, and will be entirely Inde?
pendent of political or other Influence. As all
appointees to the lowest grade, after pa-sing
their six months probation, are permuted to
compete lor any higher position in the name
office open to competition which may become
vacant, lt ls expected that the character ot
the applicants will oe much improved as com?
pared with applicants under the old system.
This statement looks very well on paper, and
were the consummation not si mpiyim practica
ble oar public offices would doubtless, ere
long, be filled with capable clerks under an
honest administration of the civil service
scheme. But there ls a deputy comp-|
trollershlp ot the currency vacant at thia mo?
ment, which, under the civil service, ought to
be filled by a competitive examination, and
the chances are seven in ten that ihe rules
will be set aside to fill that post with some
political hack._ N.
THE STRENGTH OF GREELEY.
An Alarming State of Affairs for Grant
and his Friends.
The Washington correspondent ot the Cin?
cinnati Commercial writes:
As the indications strengthen that the Dem?
ocracy will put no ilcKrt In the field, the
Jrlends of the administration are figuring out
the strength of Greeley. By learnloc bow he
stands they can best find out how they stand
themselves. Thus far their investigations
have not developed anything encouragng.
They find that the head of the enemy's ticket ls
pojmlar with the Irish, because he has defend?
ed them when oppressed, and subscribed
largely to the tond for the purchase of pota- j
toes during the famine in Ireland. -He al
employed that noble Irishwoman, Margai
Fuller, upon the Triouue, and has alwa
been ready to recognize and applaud Irl
genius and worth. He is strong with the i
groes, for he has been the foremost man
America lu advancing their ireedom, his pap
having ever been the great organ of t
enemies of slavery. He ls strong with tbe c
original Republican element, the venerab
Abolitionists, because he ls one himself, ai
the bond ls knit together by the iles ot a coi
mon effort, long i rial and glorious trlnmp
He ls a strong candidate with the rebels, b
cause he was the first leading Republican
the North to advocate amuesty and to oppo
confiscation. His noble, ringing appeals f
magnanimity in victory, and for universal ai
nealy, and his courageous opposition to Tua
Stevena's plan of sweeping confiscation, a
remembered in ihe South. For ihese act
and for his defiance of Badical Northern opt
lon in golog upon the ball bond of Jeffersc
Davis, he has placed the Southern peop
under acknowledged obligations. He
strong with the 1 armers because be is a farm?
himsell, and has given a lifetime of attentlc
to this branch of industry. Who has writte
more or belter upon agricultural subjects the
Horace Greeley? Who bas delivered more ai
dre.-s-s and lectures at fairs and farmers' a
sociations ali over this broad land than Horac
Greelev? What name is more familiar I
every tanners' household? What paper moi
welcome than the Tribune?
He ls popular with the mechanics and worl
lngmen, because be ls the worklngmau
friend, a real ir tend, not ol the cheap demi
gogue sort. He ls strong with the protei
Monists, because he has so long and s
ably advocated the protection of American it
dustry. lu New Euglaud he ls popular, bt
cause he was from lhere, learned lils trad
lhere, and tbe old people especially feel boun
to him by the ties of early recollections an
common privations. He is si lil a New Eng
laud man In every sense bul actual residence
His weekly uoes io every hamlet, and his lee
lures have been listened loin every considere
ble town from tue Hudson River io ihe uttei
most end ol Maine. He is revered by th
young men of New England, for who has glv
en the more or better advice, whether lt wa
to go West and grow up with ihe country, ge
married, or keep out ol college? With lb
temperance men, not only of New England bu
the country at large, he ls venerated, tor lie li
an apostle ot temperance, never drlaklog any
thing stronger than sweetened warm wa
ter. He is popular among the Mormons
for he delended them against Parson New
man's crusade, and wouid not have lhere
wiped from the face of the earth for the crlmt
of having a religion. Those who would rut
them off aud divide their hard-earned proper
ly among the virtuous Gentiles have nu en
couragemeut tram Horace. . He is populai
with me Uni vet Batists and the wicked gene?
rally, for he is a Uulversallst himsell and does
not believe in eternal punishment lor trans?
gressors. In the boundless Weet he ls strong,
for who has given more attention io forest
planting,di tcii dlgglng,deep plouuhlng.sowlng.
harvesting and reaplug iban he ? He will rm.
well in Kentucky, because he was the life?
long friend and champion of Henry Clay; aud
lu Tennessee because the old Wnig party still
lives lhere io the breasie ot seventy thousand
voter*; and In Texas, because he made a long
Journey lhere io tell them what he knew
about tanning; and io Mississippi and Louisi?
ana, because he denounced the. carpei-oag
thieves, wno were robbing the people in tne
name of loyalty; and In South Carolina, be?
cause the people have been harassed by
mania! law, and are most emphatically for
anybody who can "beat Graut. "
ls not this a formidable picture ? An im?
pressive marshalling of strength ? Is sn . h a
BIIOW ot strength and such numerous elements
of popularity a matter of no consequence ?
Is ic a good Joke? These matters and the
questions pertaining thereto ure now under?
going grave consideration by Grant's lieuten?
ants and postmasters.
TBE MAN FOR THE TIMES.
Characteristics ot Horace Greeley.
Tbe regalar New York correspondent of the
Boston Herald, (Dem.,) writing upon the
political outlook, discusses at length the pros?
pects of the Liberal ticket, and closeB his let?
ter as follows:
All things considered, there seems but one
way ot putting a new occupant into Ihe Exe?
cutive Mansion, and that occupant, unless ail
Bigns fall, will be Horace Greeley. Many ob
[ections have been made ami more might be
made to Greeley, both by the Bepuolicans and
Democrats; bm as politics and policy are the
same thing, and us each aims at success, poli?
tics and poilcy Independent of private reason
and tb<? public weal would seem to demand
that tne opposition ahould combine upon Gree?
ley. Tho ilgnt should be a fair and open one
between bim and Grant; for they represent
the real Issues of ihe campaign, and all
outside Interests should be held aa subsidia?
ry. Noone at all acquainted wkb Greeley,
and the whole American nation have known
him Intimately for Vic last five and twenty
years, would ever Imagine him to be capa?
ble ot what are alleged to be Gram's de?
fects. Greeley bas no near relatives (unless
two brothers-in-law can be so counted,) and il
he had any number he would never think ot
giving them an office, however worthy and
capable they might be. Mlllltary rule-much
more misrule-he thoroughly detests. He ls
eminently a civilian, politically and socially,
and' loaibs the martial mode which war de?
mands. Respecting favoritism, be 1B either
10076 lt or below lt; for during his whole ca?
reer ne baa never been known lo have favor?
ites of any kind. He bas oltea been accused
af tailing lo stand by bis friends, but never of
advocating them, or supporting them to ex
D?s*. Whatever hlB faults, favoritism is cer?
tainly not one ot them. It Greeley is morbidly
sensitive about anything, it is corruption. The
slightest possibility ot suspicion ont angers
him. No doubt, he has frequently been unjust
to men in his employment in regard to inls,
and ne wou d no sooner put a man Into office,
or keep a man in office, alter he bad the least
reason to believe him corruptible, than be
would drink a gallon of whisky, or affect the
manners and dress ot a Broadway dandy.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Greenwood's woollen mill In Philadelphia
was burned yesterday.
-The commissioners of the centennial cele?
bration met in Philadelphia yesterday, Judge
Bond, of Alabama, presiding, and twenty-two
States being represented.
-The German Imperial army band, which ls
to take part In the world's Peace Jubilee at
BostOQ, will leave Berlin for the United States
on the 31st instant.
-The Methodist General Conference yester?
day elected E. G. Andrews, Gilbert Hoven
and Jesse T. Peck bishops. This concludes
-Judge Mason, of Iowa, says lhat one-half
of the Republicans of that Slate will vote tor
Greeley, and tnat, it nominated at Baltimore,
all ihe Democrats will support bira.
-Representative McHeory, of Kentucky,
has returned to Washington from bis district,
and reports that all the old Dem?crata there
are enthusiastic for Greeley, and mat Ken?
tucky will give him flay tVusand majority.
-Edward S. Stokes was arraigned tor trial
yesterdav. His counsel asked lor an adjourn?
ment until Monday to decide what course to
pursue. Judge Ingraham granted delay until
-In the Presbyterian General Assembly, at
D?truit, yesterday, ihe question of changing
the mode of representation was recommitted
to the special committee to be reported next,
year. Tne discussion showed the body to te
overwhelmingly opposed to Bynodical repre?
sentation. _ _ _
A MAMMOTH CENTURY PLANT.-A mammoth
century plant, forty feet in height and weigh?
ing three and a half tons, has been shinned
lrom near Jacksonville, Fla., to parties In New
York. The plant is on the eve ol blooming a
second time, and ls therefore nearly two hun?
dred yearB old. It may well be doubted
whether in beauty and grandeur of appearance
this plant has Its equal on the continent. Its
leaves extend over an area ihe diameter ot
which ls not le s than eighteen feet, while the
central shaft or column on which the blossoms
are to appear, though only a few weeks old,
has already attained an altitude of lineen lee t.
It is still growing at the rate ot about six Inch?
es a day, and will continue to do so for about
three weeks longer, when all its upper portion
will become clothed wilh a mass ot magnifi?
cent bell-shaped blossoms of purest white,
hanging In dense clusters and extending for a
space of not leas than four feet from the apex
OUR SANITARY PROSPECTS
ENCOURAGING SIGNS OF A
Tile Best Sanitary Condition
Since 1859-Energetic Action or th
Bo%rd of Health-Novel and Success
ral Experiments In Drainage.
with the approach of the heated term
subject of the sanitary condition ot the
and of the measures taken by the health au
thorltles to prevent any possible recurrence
yellow fever, or of any other widespread and
contagious malady, becomes of interest.
City of Charleston has been unfortunate
enough on two occasions within the past score
of years to be visited with a sickly season
and i he last experience of this kind having
occurred as recently as last summer, the clti
zens of Charleston have determined that
if there be any virtue in preventive
measures there shall be no possibility
this year of the repetition of ti e scenes
of 1858 and 1871. With the same end
in view, the members of the present
board of health, which came Into office
with the change of the municipal government
last November, have been untiring in their
efforts to put the city into such a thorough
condition of defence as will bid defiance to
any possible attacks of yellow fever, king
cholera, or any of the gaunt demons ot dis
ease and death that may be lurking tn the
air or creeping onward from plague-sirlcken
spots In Asia or the tropics, and with such
success that they now believe, and the facts
which will be presented show, that with
proper degree of watchful co-operation on the
part of the public, no fear need be felt In
1872 of any malady in the city, any Interrup?
tion of business, or any extraordinary propor?
tion of deaths from disease to the number of
THE BOARD OK HEALTH
consists, as at present organized, of General
John A. Wagencr, chairman ex-offlclo; Dre
Geo. S. Pelzer, EU Geddings and J. P. Chazal
General W. G. DeSaussnre, Captain Jacob
Small and Messrs. Geo. H. Monett, Thomas
M. Hanckel, Titos. D. Dotterer, H. B. Olney
Thomas D. Eason and William L. Webb. For
their chief executive officer they have Dr
Geo. S. Pelzer, who, after having at a former
period occupied the office ot city registrar tor
ten years, has been called back to this respon
Bible post Just after an epidemic of yellow
(ever, as he was in 1858 originally called to
the post Just as the Howard Association had
completed its noble labore In a former season
The ten years which constituted Dr. Peizer'
former term of office were years of Immunity
from epidemic disease, and under his ener
tretlcand efficient administration the years to
some afford a happy promise of similar Im
The first and most Important subject to
which the attention of the board of health has
been directed during the past winter and
spring has been that of drainage. The Impor?
tance of this subject can hardly be over est I
mated, inasmuch as the medical faculty
throughout the world have practically agreed
in the belief that the causes of all diseases are
to be found in the soil; that the germs, to be
jure, may exist In the air, but that they
must come from the Boll to be circulated In
the air, and that therefore the condition of
the soil ls to be specially considered, and Its
disturbance during the hot weather ls to be
THE TIDAL DRAINS
.hat underlie this city, and which, although
they are yet to some extent experimental,
ja,ve proved of valuable service, were found
.ast fall to be In a most wretched condition.
En many places the floors of the drains bad
settled from six to eighteen Inches, desiroy
ng the level, preventing the free flow of
water, and causing deposits of filthy sedi?
ment, whlcb, if allowed to remain, would con
itantly threaten to disseminate the seeds of
liseuse. The first thing done by the board of
lealth was to cause these drains to be
.horoughly cleansed throughout their whole
ength and all their ramifications, and this
vork was done during the cold weather last
?vinter. and completed some weeks ago. On
;he 15th of this month all the covers of the
(dal drains were ordered to be closed, and
a be kept closed until the return
)f lrost next fall, and this order will be rlgtd
y enforced. The next thing was to devise a
lian by which the drains might be completely
lushed with tide water once every twenty
bur hours, and Mr. Barbot, the city engineer,
las taken measures which he thinks will tully
iccompllsh this object. For this purpose, he
ias rebuilt and repaired the flood-gates at the
Toot of Meeting, Llmehouse and Spring streets,
iud at each eud of Calhoun street, so as to be
ible to hold the water ia the drains after they
nave been filled at high tide until the tide haB
?one down to its lowest point, when tbe gates
?viii be opeoed simultaneously, and the water
will come rushing out with such Impetus as to
sweep away with lt every particle ol garbage,
sediment and filth that has accumulated In thc
drains. This plan ls reported by Mr. Barbot to
be working very well, but, if it should not
prove completely successful,
bas been suggested, which can hardly fall to
succeed. This ls to have flood-gates at Inter?
vals along the line of the drains, and, after the
drains have been filled by the tide, lo open
these sectional flood-gates one ut a lime,
which will increase the number of washings
that each section of the drains will receive by
lust the number of sections Into which the
drains are divided. The. former plan of leav?
ing the tidal drains full ot water during the
night, for use In case of fire, ls to be abandon?
ed, because a vast quantity of unhea!:hy mat?
ter ls thuB kept stagnating, and the sanitary
efficiency of the drains is greatly impaired.
Ample arrangements will be made to keep a
full supply of water at all times for the fire de?
partment, but the board of health have deter?
mined that the drains must be flushed once a
day, and that the water must not be allowed
to stand in them. The other drains
throughout the city, street drains, gutters,
diagonals, ?c., have been thoroughly cleaned
for the first time since 1859, and every low
lot in the city that could be hunted out has
been thoroughly drained, by means ol dish?
ing or such other method as has been lound
most expedient, the work being done at the
expense of the owners, as far as possible, but
In a few cases the city has had to assume the
expense. In some parts of the city new
drains have been constructed upon a rather
novel principle which, so far, has been found
to work admirably. The made laud in the
vicinity of Hampstead Mall, for instance! bad
until lately been thought to present Insur?
mountable obstacles to any system of drain?
age which should be at once cheap and effica?
cious, but the problem has now been solved,
TUE NEW DRAINS. .
A deep trench was first dug through the
centre of America street, from Judith s
to the river, with spurs running upon el
side into Reid, Amherst and South ?tr
This trench was then filled np with r<
stones, brickbats, <fce_, loosely thrown ir
as to leave interstices for the water to
through, and over this was laid a bed of si
and earth solidly packed down to prevent
sand from sifting down from the surface
filling up the drain. This drain has t
found to draw the moisture from the srirrot
ing lots most completely, and to empty a i
Unuous stream of nearly pure water into
river, and lt is the cheapest drain that
possibly be made, inasmuch as no walls w
ever are required to be built. The same
tem has been applied to the draining of
square between King, John, Radcliffe and
Phillp streets, and to the lots adjoining Isl!
ton court, at the loot of Gannon street, i
with the most satisfactory results.
A very liberal use ol disinfectants has b
commenced by the board of health and
urged upon all citizens.' Carts have been i
ployed daring the past few weeks; and will
kept at work um ll the return of frost, at
tervals, carrying chlorice of lime and a stn
solution of copperas, whloh la thrown Into l
gratings of all the drains to prevent the es?
of effluvia, and In those streets where ?
drains have been opened and the dirt spn
over the streets, although thia* work, was
done last winter and the dirt has all bc
frozen hard since ic was spread upon 1
ground, large quantities of' lime have bi
sprinkled over the ground to make don
sure the assurance that no lingering germa
disease shall escape to poison the atmosphe
A. thorough cleansing of all sinks and vau
throughout the city has been In progri
luring the winter and spring, and will
sompleted by the first of June.
A COMPLETE INSPECTION
if every ward of the city as to its sanlta
condition Is now being made by Captain Mini
md the police force under his command, a
the results of this Inspection are to be report
Dy the registrar to the board of health on t
flrst of June, after which dale the care
Bach ward will be transferred to ibe repi
aentallve of that ward In the board of heall
who will be expected, with the assistance
the citizens, to maintain a complete surve
ance of the ward and keep lt in the thoron:
sanitary condition In which lc will be turnt
iver to him. Regular weekly meetings of.lt
ooard will be held alter June 1, at which ll
members will report the condition of the
several wards, and the registrar will devo
als especial attention during the summer I
Market street, the river front and such ottu
localities as demand the moat careful watc
og. Market street ls now In good condkloi
til the cedars having been well cleaned at
ventilated, and it will now bi comparative
:asy to keep it clean abd healthy.
SMALL-POX LAST WINTER.
It Is not generally known that the City <
Charleston was seriously threatened last wit
er with an epidemic of small-pox, and thc
.his terrible calamity was only averted by th
prompt and euergellc actkn of the Mayor an
:he health authorities. In January, titre
?ases of this disease, brought lrom New Tort
ippeared In Wenlhwortu street, and befor
t was discovered lt had bees communicate!
ly visita to the house, io King street and on
)r two oiher places near by. Soon afier,
lallor from a New York vessel was brought t
.he Clly Hospital, and In a day or two wa
bund to be suffering from small-pox. Twi
)r three other patients in the hospital becami
nfected, and two coses also occurred in ih<
all near by. These cases all appeared sud'
leniy, and the eily bod at that time no small
>ox hospital In its possession, the building
brmerly occupied for that purpose having
>een turned over to the Old Folks' Home
Hie necessity of isolating the sm il I-pox caa ci
>eing pressing, however, tue Mayor and re
rlslrar obtaine d from General Gelty permlsslot
o use the old parade ground near Magnolia
tod there provided a place to which Hie pa
?ems were promptly removed, and the spread
>f the disease effectually prevented. Thc
treaded epidemic was thus happily and qulet
y averted, and there is not now In the city,
ind bas not been for many weeks, a single
?ase ol small-pox.
DOTV OP THE CITIZENS.
These statements will show what the health
minorities have been doing to pnt the city
Mo a proper sanitary condition, and they
?lalrn that the city la now in a better condition
.han lt has been before for ten years, and that
.be prospects for a healthy season are exceed
ngly encouraging. It now reata largely with
.he citizens to see that this condition of things
s maintained, and to this end the board of
leal th request tho co-operation of the people,
ind have, by means of the advertisements
md notices In Tm: NEWS, and circulars and
land-bills which have been and will be dis
irlbuted, given many practical suggestions by
which this co-operation may be made effective.
Citizens are especially requested to report all
violations of the city ordinances relating to
lealth affairs, and for this purpose "com?
plaint books" have been opened at both
.ho upper and lower Guardhouses. Any
complaints received In this way will
not only be promptly attended to, but
will be received as a favor by the regis?
trar. It ls the duty ol' housekeepers to put
their ashes, garbage, ?kc, out in front of their
.louses before 7 A. M., and of the contractors
to remove them before ten o'clock every
norning, and any neglect of this ordinance by
the scavengers should be promptly reported.
The scavengers are also required, from Mareil
I to November 1, to remove everything taken
trom the streets (even Hie street sweepings)
beyond the limits of the city, and any violation
of this rule, snch for Instance as using the
siroit refuse for filling up holes or low lots,
with or without the consent of the owner of
ihe ground, should be reported and will be
DISINFECTANTS FREE OK CHARC1K.
ThecltizenB should make a liberal use of the
disinfectants that are supplied free of charge
by the city. Chloride of lime and-copperas
are now lurnlshed gratuitously to all persons
applying therefor at the following depots:
G. W. Aimar's apothecary, northwest cor?
ner of King and Vanderhorst streets.
Arieslan well lot, northeast corner of Meet?
ing and Wentworlh slreets.
H. Newton's apothecary, southwest corner
of Columbus and Nassau slreets.
These disinfectants are accompanied by the
following directions, which contain some very
sensible suggestions :
Dissolve the copperas in hot or warm water,
and apply lt every week In privy vaults, cel?
lars, drains, &c.
Chloride of lime may be applied In low and
wet locations and shaded surfaces, along
houses, feoc- s, Ac. ,
The city w li furnish tho material; let the
eliizenB attend to tne itppllcafion. Ke p your
premises clean, and urge your neighbor to do
the same. Read this and induce others to
read and observe.
Every good citizen should consider himself
a member of the health commission.
These preparations are very efficacious and
chleralum, diluted carbolic add, carbolic
wltb sulphate of zinc, or Darby's disinfectant
ls recommended to those who eau afford them
The board of heall h. have also ordered
suppl/ of other disinfectants which have
cently been brought out, and which have
highly recommended by the health authorl
ties In New York and other cities.
CAN THE TREATY BE SAVED 7
Tlie Pall niall Gazelle Refuses to Jol
in Eating Humble Pie-The Real Tide
of Opinion in England.
Nsw YORK, May 22.
Tbe Herald contains the loilowing spacial
dispatch from London, dated yesterdayj/'Tne
English papers continue to discuss the Treaty
of Washington, and the supplementary article
thereto, with unatmlnlshed Interest. The edi
lori?is generally are Inspired by a desire
prevent the failure ot the arbitration and save
the treaty. An article in a contrary sense
however, is printed by the Pall Mall Ga?
zette to-nk'ht, which ls remarkable for us
truthful and lust appreciation of ihe danger in
volved in the endeavor to save the treaty
the expense ot national susceptibility." The
following is an extract : "The whole drift ot
feeling and opinion in England Justifies UH in
saying tua* tne worst thiug to do wilh ihe
treaty Is to save lt. Saving the treaty
means offence and humiliation to Amer?
ica or to England or to both nations,
means the renewal and not the abatement of
the ill feeling lt was Intended to allay. How to
save tue treaty means wno shall eat the leek
or whether some means cannot be Invented
whereby both parties sball agree to eat lt In
each oih-r's presence. The American papers
appear to exclaim against the adoption of the
supplementary article, and here there ls only
one opinion and that ls, that its acceptance
would be discreditable and dangerous. Both
peoples would be pacified and content at once
if the treaty and the negotiations connected
therewith were dropped as an Irremediable
blunder for which the two governments are
alone io blame. That Is the proper fate ot the
treaty, and the only safe and peaceful
wa*/ of disposing of lt. This anlcle
stales exacily the situation in Eng
lund, and Is a Just expression of Ihe best
opinion here. It ls certain that these per
sons-bankers, financial men, and others
who are determined to have the treaty at
whatever coBt, without regard to national
dignity or honor, are bringing about a danger
ons complication, and tne same is true of
those unwise politicians who are willing to
make party capital out of this Internai ional
difficulty. The further negotiation of th
treaty will only coo inue an Irritation that
may eventually put two proud nations in an
attitude from which war can be the only possl
ble Issue. The treaty should be dropped ?tn
mediately for the sake of national amity, good
will and peace."
HOPE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
[From the New York Sun.]
South Carolina affords an interestiog.ex
ample of the results of Grantlsm, pure and
unadulterated. In no part of the South have
the friends ot the Pr?sident exercised more
unrestricted swav; In no Southern State have
the local authorities received more undevl
at lng support and encouragement irom Wash
Ingtou; und nowhere In tne country does a
more disgraceful state of affairs prevail.
The bonds of the State to the amount of mil
lions of dollars have been uttered without
warrant of law, and for their use no account
has been given. A carpet-bag and negro
legislature has passed an act legalizing the
illegal issues or bonds. The most reckless ex
pendltnres have been made, the last session of
the Legislature costing the State over amil
lion dollars for pay certificates alone; while
previous tO reconstruction Wi reo or four huo
dred thousand dollars a year was sufficient to
provide for all the publia wants, Including the
support of the public Institutions.
Tue most exorbitant taxes have been levied
and collected. Every man, woman or ohitd
who hos an occupation which yields a living
must pay a license for the right io work. With
three millions of dollars taxation, the treasury
ls empty to-day, and ihe State cannot procure
credit for a hogshead of bacon in Columbia lo
supply its asylums. Tnera ls no money to sup?
port schools, to pay the 1 merest on the legiti?
mate debt, to provide lor tbe lunatics, the
deal and dumb, and others dependent on pub?
lic ch trilles. It ls proposed to open the Jails
and let the criminals loose upon the communi?
ty, because there are no fun tis to pay for their
support. Even the salaries of the JudgeR have
not been paid; but the carpet-bag officials
who have ruined the State are rolling lu
And to overawe this community and frighten
the people from any attempt to redress their
wrongs by ihe peaceful method of tha ballot
box, Grant, at the solicitation of the plunder?
ers wno have the control of ihe State Govern?
ment, has harried whole counties with United
States troops at a time when profound quiet
prevailed; has made wholesale arrests by the
military power, and carried the terrors of mar?
tial law into communities where the civil
courts were lu full operation, and where less
lawlessness existed than In ihe City ot Boston,
[s it anv wonder that under i hese circum?
stances the most Intelligent and respectable
people ot South Carolina, without distinction
af party, should be enthusiastic In their zeal
for the election of honest Horace Greeley,
whoso personal Integrity, liberal sentiments,
and earnest and consistent efforts for concilia?
tion and amnesty have gained their confidence
and earned their ardent gratitude ?
It ls a significant fact, which exhibits in the
most striking light the conciliatory and har?
monizing Influence of the Clncinuall move?
ment, that In no State In the Union has the
nomination for President of the most distin?
guished of Abolitionists received a more eager
and hearty response than in South Carolina,
the birthplace of secession.
NORFOLK, VA., May 22.
A dispatch from Newbern reports the brig
Marcellus, from the West Indies, with a cargo
of sugar and molasses, ashore near Cape
Hatteras. Baker Bros., wreckers, have sent
assistance from here.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, May 22.
Tho lowest barometer will probably move
northeast over the northern portion of the
New England States. The area ot clouds and
rain extend east over the latter to-night; clear
and pleasant weather will prevail very gene?
rally Thursday irom the lakes to the Eastern
Gulf and South and Middle At antic coasts,
with westerly to northerly winds, and extend
over N>w England on Thursday aiternoon and
night; brisk easterly to southerly winds, veer?
ing to southerly and weBteny, aro probable
tor the East and Middle Atlantic coasts to?
night, but dangerous ones are not anticipated.
Yesterday's Weatncr Reports of tbe
Signal Service, V. S. A.-1.47 P. Al.,
Mt. Was iugton.
H. K In
I. t. Kn in
NOTE.-Tue weam er report date a 7.47 o'clock
this muming, will be posted lu the rooms or the
Chamber of Commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
AMNESTY AT LAST.
THE CONSUMMATION- OF A TABBY ACT
Paiaage of the Qualified General Am?
nesty Bill-NA Veto-Sumner'* Civil
Rights Bill Emasculated and Practi?
WASHINGTON', May 22.
Tbe Senate this morning passed the House
amnesty bill by a two-thirds vote, thus pat?
ting lt beyond the control of the President
The text of the bill is as follows:
Be it enacted by the Senate -and House bf
Bepreseniailves of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, two-thirds of
each House concurring therein, That all politi?
cal disabliiiies Imposed by the third Beetloo of
the fourteenth article of amendments of tbe
Constitution of ihe-United St ?tes are here jy
removed from all persons whomsoever, ex?
cept senators and representatives ot the
Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses,
officers In the judicial, military and naval
service of the United Stales, heads ot depart?
ments and foreign ministers of the United
The Senate also pas?ed Sumner's civil rights
bill, and lt ls now on the speaker's table Ia tbe
House, but there are some fifty or sixty bills
In the order already ahead of lt, and as lt
takes a two-thirds vote of the House to take a
bill from the speaker's table out of the regu?
lar order, there ls no possible show for its
passage this session, as it cannot be reached
by the time ot adjournment, and the necessary
two-thirds vote to take it out ot its regular
order cannot be obtained. The bill aa lt
passed the Senate reads as follows:
Be lt enacted, That whoever being a corpo?
ration or natural person, and owner, or In
charge, ol any public inn, or ot any place of
public amusement or enter.alnment, for which
a license from any legal authority ls required,
or ot' any line of Etage coaches, railroad, or
other means of public carriage of passengers
and ireieht, snail make any distinction
as to the admission or accommodation
therein of any citizen of the United States, be?
cause of race, color or previous condition of
servitude, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined
not lesa than five hundred nor more than five
thousand dollars for each offence; and the
person or corporation so offending shall be
liable to the citizens thereby Injured in dam?
ages to be recovered In an action of debt
Section second. That the offences under this
act and actione to recover damages, may be
prosecuted before anv Territorial, District or
Circuit Court ot the United States having ju?
risdiction ot crimes at the place where the of?
fence was charged to have been committed,
with a right of appeal or of writ of error In any
case to the Supreme Court of the United
It will be seen that the Senate struck
out the clauses regarding schools, ceme?
teries and benevolent Institutions. As lt
now stands, the bill applies only to inns,
licensed places of public entertainment
and amusement, and stage coaches, rail?
roads and other public modes ot conveyance
for freight and passengers. The bill was so
emasculated that Sumner himself entered a
motion to reconsider the vote by which lt was
passed. The bill extending the lime during
which the President is authorized to suspend
the operations of writs of habeas corpus until
March 4, 1873, was also passed, a bare quorum
of the Senate being present.
Sumner and Nye were the only senators
who voted against amnesty.
The President this afternoon signed tbe am
DC?IJ UH. Tia flYooptl?n lnoi,id-o ohilllt fw,l
hundred cases. The supplemental apportion?
ment bill pas-ied the Senate and goes to the
President. Howe reported the House bill to
pay the awards of the Southern claims com?
missioners, with amendments striking out the
appropriations for a few small claims. If the1
Senate adopts the amendment, the bill must
go to the House again.
GOSSIP FROM COLUMBIA.
Another Hitch In Blue Ridge Matters
Moses Ahead in the Gubernatorial
. [SPECIALTELIQBAM TO TBS NEWS ]
COLOMBIA, May 22.
A new difficulty appears to bave arisen ia
(he way or getting the Blue Ridge scrip upon
the market in New York. The injunction ob?
tained by Bangs was settled, but now comes
Kay, who la understood to be backing Colonel
Steers, who swears la tbe New York courts to
all kinds of bribery and corruption in getting
tho bill through the Sooth Carolina Legisla?
There are at least thirty members of the
Legislature ia town to-day. The Jenks
Mackey-Talt faction are here la force trying
to accomplish the removal of ' General
Gurney from the Charleston County treasurer?
Moses, Jr., Btaods rhead at this time for the
Gubernatorial nomination. SALUDA.
OVERHAULING THE GREASERS.
WASHINGTON, May 22.
The President bas appointed Hon. Thomas
P. Bobb, late collector ol customs at Savan?
nah, Ga., Fabius J. Meade,' of Mlsslsblppl, and
Richard H. Savago, of California, commission?
ers under the jotut resolution of Congress to
examine and Inquire Into depredations alleged
io have been- committed upon the frontiers of
TexaB for several years past by bands of
Indians and Mexicans, their extent and
characier, by whom committed, their resi?
dence or country, the persons murdered or
carried Into captivity, the character and
value of the property destroyed or carried
away, lrom what portions of Texas and to
whom ihe same belonged. The commission?
ers are to make and transmit to the President
a full report In writing of their Investigation.
A COWARDLY CAPITULATION.
PARIS, May 22.
The commission oa capitulations, la their
report relative to the surreader of Strasbourg,
blame General Ulrich on all points for the ca?
pitulation of the city. He Is especially cen?
sured for securing for himself and officers ex?
emption from tue conditions imposed upou
bis enlisted men by the German commander
to whom he surrendered.
-The Pacific Submarine Exploring Com?
pany, of New York, it ls stated, is about to
employ the kind of diving-bell, so successfully
used at Hell Gate, for the collection of gold
suud off ihe California coast. It is well known
that at and off Gold Bluff, on the northern
shores ot California, the tea beach bas exten?
sive ranges of golaen sands, which have been
worked Tor years, and are now producing no
small annuel crop of gold remarkable for Us
nurliy The sand ls black and contains tltan
lierous Iron and visible particles ot gold.
There was a rush some \ears ago io these new
di"ginus, which failed because they fell short
ofextn-vagant expectations. The gold was
r^ere and provokingly visible. Hat the
tide was great and the period of low water
too short lor working. Then the wet sand
had lo be carted over roads of dry saud and
up tho cliffs, and thence miles to water lor
washing out the gold lu a crude way. lt was
round that ibe Bauds grew richer the further
the breakers were penetrated, and lite-boats
that sounded In six to ten fathoms beyond
lound the sundy bottom still richer In gold of
remarkable brightness. It seemed as ll ibe
gold washed up on ibe beach came from
these submarlne'banks, but lc was deemed Im?
practicable io realize ihe riches covered by
such a depth ol moving waters. Now lt ls be?
lieved that this diving-bell will place the gold
wltbia reach ol the searchers.
THE CHARLESTON NEWS-187?.
Th? Cheapest and Beat Newspaper In
the South. ,
MAKE UP YO ?B CLUBS !
The extraordinary favor which Tan
CHARLESTON NEWS has received from the pee-,
pie of Sooth Carolina and the adjoining States,
prompts ns to renewed efforts ?to keep lt np to
the highest standard of modern Journalism,
and enables OB to offer oar several editions
at the following
BATES TO CLUBS FOB 1872.
THE DAILY NEWS. *
One copy, per year..18 00
Five or more copies, per year, (when
ordered together,) each. 7 00
rai TRI-WE ESL Y NEWS.
One copy, per'y?ar.... .$ 4 00
Five copies, (when ordered together.)
addressed to each subscriber, at $3 60
each.:. . 17 60
Ten copies, (when ordered together.)
addressed to each subscriber, at. $3 :
each. 30 00
THE WEEKLY NEWS:
8Ingle copy.*.*..$ 2 00
Five copies, (when ordered together,) *
addressed to each subscriber. 8 00
Five copies, (when ordered together,)
addressed to one person, at one post
Ten copies, (when ordered together,)
addressed to each subscriber.ll 00
Ten copies, (When ordered together,)
addressed to one person, at one post
Twenty copies,(when ordered together,)
addressed to one person, at one post
And larger clubs at the last named rates.'
THE WEEKLY NEWS will contain all the Im?
portant editorials cf the DAILY; A careful and1
complete summary of the foreign and' domes-'
tio news; latest news by telegraph from all
parts of the world; full and reliable stock,
financial, and general market reports; a synop?
sis of the proceedings of Congress and State
Legislatures, when In session; proceedings of
scientific, agricultural, religions' and literary ,
societies; all Important legal decidions of State
and Federal courts; reviews of the moss Inter?
esting and important new books; and, indeed, '
everything of Interest to the family circle, the
merchant, farmer, professional man, me?banlo
* STATE AND GENERAL. CoRRRSPONDENCE.-Our
columns show that THE CHARLESTON- NEWS
has a large and able corps of regular'^corre?
spondents from all parts of the State, and
from the chief centres of newe of the world.
During tbe year 1872 we shalt employ a still
larger number of the best news writers. .
MARKET REPORTS. -All our editions will cont?
ain full market reports from all the chief
centres of trade. .
The money must accompany every order.
Remittances may be made at oar risk In '
d ra fis, postal money orders or registered'
Specimen copies of any of onr editions sent
on application. ?? -
Postmasters, and others, who get np clubs
of ten or more, will be entitled to a free copy !
for twelve months. Address
RIORDAN, DAWSON & Co., M '
Charleston, 8. C.
r usan wi-?rea, st un tea QBUCP, (BunneaTPS
Station, N. E. R. H., & O.,) on Thursday evening,
the ia i h May, between the hours of ni ne and tea
o'clock p. M., after a short but painful illness, ;
(from the efTe-ta of meases) O < ptain ARNOLD
JAMES HARVEY, in the. sixiy-eightn year or ola
age. The subject of mis notice was a must exem?
plary memocr of the M. E. Church, and for'
iwenty-four yfsrs fl led the Important position
or recording au>ward on the Cooper River Circuit,
(ot which Berkeley i ircuit ls now a part.) Me
served several terms ia the state Legislature
with very general a tlafactlon to his omstuuents,
HISO flubu other omceB or public hon- r and trust,
and, as a citizen, wai miversally esteemed by .
al> who knew htm: a kind parent, a loving bus-,
band, aud a irlend to every one. Trnly lt may bc'
said a "great man has fallen lu larat-L" Msy his "
mantle rest noon one worthy to wear it. The .
death of such a man la a public calami tv.
. y ' F.Wi-aV"^
STEWART.-Died, in Charleston, arte' a brier
riDc-s, on the leih of May, 1873, CHABLIS sot- -
CLAIR, aged five ye us and toar months youngest
c n nd of the late Colonel Henry W. and Mia. Catha?
rine J. Stewart
"Thou that canst gase upon thine own fair boy, [?
And hear his prayer's low murmur at th? knee,.
And o'er hts slumber bend m bre.itnless Joy,
Come to this tomb-lt hat a a voice f?r thee I V
Pray I Tuon art blessed. Ask strength for aar-,
Love, deep as tbtL e, lays here ltd broken flower.
"Thou that art gathering from the smiles of '
Thy thousand hopes, rejoicing to behold
AU the bright heart'* depth before thee bright
AU the mind's treasures silently unfold; t>n
Look on this toms-lor thee, too, speaks tbe.
Where God hath sealed tbe fount of hope Ha
; -gave." . w. .
iS?iscella?uoiiB. . , t 1
SPECIAL NOTICE TO THE M ABBIE D,
OB THOSE ABOUT TO BE MARRIED.
Dr. A. M. MAURICE AU, author ot "THEMAR- '
RIED WOMAN'S PB1VATE MEDICAL COMPAN?
ION," (of which over a million copies have been
disposed of since first published in 1848,) desires 1
to slate that he remains at same offlce fur up?
wards of twenty years, where his well known
and celebrated remedies, having proved so relia?
ble and efficient for all these years, can be ob?
To the weakly, sickly, debilitate i wife or
mother, o- the husband prostrated m his health, ?
manly vigor and energies, or those suffering
from ind'?--retions or youth or premature old age.
Ur. Maunceau especially recommends the nae or
"MORAfkD'g ELISiti," as at on ecuperat
ing the physical functions, giving u handln- .
spiring enerby to even tho moat debilitated, re?
storing the bloom of bea th and vigor, und elas?
ticity and booyanov of mind and intellect, and
banishing low spirits, dyspepsia abd indigestion.
It has been Introduced for upwards of twenty
years, and thousands are now ei. Joying the fullest
blessings of health in mental and physical
strength and personal beauty, and given those
priceless guts to their children.
?It ls not Intoxicating, there being no alcoholic
spirits in lu composition, but exhilarating. It es?
tablishes the health upon a permanent basia.
It gives bright eyes, clear brilliant complexion,
maces new aad ru ie and rich blood.
lt ls, b side?, must delicious to toe palate. Price
13 a bottle, or $16 a case, containing six bottles. -
Dr. Mau ricca u doe? not Intend to have "Mo
rand's Elixir" classed among the countless adver-. >
tistd reme-Va, aa Its great lmrinslc merit and
wouderful inoperative powers, as certified to by
certificates, are well known. His only.object is
merely to announce where lt can be obtained. At
same office and address,.as for twenty years. Ko.
???9 Liberty street, New York, Dr. A M. Maori
ceau, to whom ali orders must oe addressed.
LITE AND LEARN, D?S AND
THE SOUTHERN DYK HOUSE,
Ko. 349 KING STRUT,
Dyes and Cleans by means of steam, Gentle
men's Ladles aad Children's Clothe?. Fine Laces
and Lace Curtains cleaned and done np with the
Soft or Manufacturera1 Finish; Lace and Crape
Shawls and Kid Gloves Cleaned and Dyed,
sa- Goods received and returned by Expresa.
innaa-lvr_f. BrLTiVR. Pmrrinw
CREAM FREEZERS AND
At T. CAMPBELL'S,
mayaa-wre opposite Pavilion Hotel.