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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE CITY WATER SUPPLY.
THE LATEST PLAN EOE THE BELIEF
Wator from the Edlsto via the Ashley
Details of the Project-Eighty Gallone
of Water per Day for Every Ulan.
Woman and Child In the City.
It will bes. source of undoubted gratifica?
tion to every reader of TEE NEWS to know
that active operations are soon to be Inaugu?
rated with a view of giving to tbe City of
Charleston an ample supply of pnre water, to
be distributed by pipes throughout the city
and brought into every bouse and every room,
If need be, In the place. The Importance of
thia undertaking demands no comment!; It ls
perfectly well koowa and well understood
that the present supply of water In the city,
furnished by such antiquated devices as wells
and cisterns, ls lamentably deficient and un?
satisfactory; that the introduction of fresh,
sparkling water in profuse abundance from
the pure and exhansiless streams In the coun?
try would bean inestimable luxury In a thous?
and ways; that lt would insure, as nothing
elso can, the thorough drainage ot the city,
afford the means of perfect cleanliness, vastly
increase the healthfulness ol the city and won?
derfully lessen the death rate. All this is
known, and has been known for ever so many
years, and during all those years the subject
bas been more or less "agitated," but in the
meantime nothing bas been done. Now, how?
ever, there appears to be a reasonable pros?
pect ol action.
A COMBINED MOVEMENT,
so to speak, bas been made along the wnole
- line of those bodies in the city which repre?
sent the property, the business and the opin?
ions of the people. The lead has been taken,
as was natural and proper, by the Chamber of
Commerce, the Board of Trade has promptly
? wheeled-Into lint*, and definite action ls about
to be taken by the Mayor, under a recent reso?
lution of the Cliy Council. One of ike great?
est difficulties in the way of the accomplish?
ment of this enterprise hitherto has been the
wane of capital. The city itself has never
been In a position Blnce the war which would
enable lt to command the million or million
and a half of money which would be required
to prosecute the work, without a ruinous sac?
rifice, and lt ls evident that private capital
must be sought for the purpose. Now, the
Chamber of Commerce ls prepared to lurnlsh
one quarter of a million toward the first coat
of the works, and as there ls always an abun?
dance of capital In the money markets ol the
world seeking for employment In safe and
. ultimately profitable enterprises, it should be,
and is, quite possible to secure the remainder of
the amount required. Ia fact, there are
certain combinations already made, ol which
we are not at liberty as yet to speak more
definitely, which will insure a supply of capi?
tal sufficient for all purposes as soon as the
necessary legislative authority shall be ob?
tained, and the other preliminaries to be
arranged here shall be effected. In the mean?
time surveys are being made, and the prepar?
atory operations are belog pushed rapidly
forward, on the basis of tbe following plan,
which ls the latest that has been proposed,
and which appears to meet with much favor,
although, of course, lt may be materially
modified, aa the result of the surveys and In?
vestigations now in progress:
-The topographical position or the City of
Charleston may be described, for tbe purposes
of thia article, aa at one angle of a triangle,
whereof tbe base ls the Atlantic coast, the
northwestern leg tbe Ashley River, which
empties Into the ocean at ibis point, and the
northeastern leg the Edlsto River, which en?
ters the Atlantic at a point about thirty miles
down the coast from here, and which, in its
course to the ocean, almost ^fVlns the head
waters of the Ashley, and at thai point forms
the apex ot our Imaginary triangle. It ap?
pears to be conceded in all the plana which
have been proposed for bringing water into
this city that the Edlsto ls
THE NATURAL SOURCE OF SUPPLY
to be looked to, and lt ls evident from the
above description that the couse of the Ashley
River completes the suggestion offered by
Nature, and shows the point where the Edlsto
could most advantageously be tapped, and
the route by which Its waler could best be
conveyed to our doors. The Edlsto could, to
be sure, be tapped at any point from the coast
up to the point now suggested, but If tapped
too low down the water would always be
brackish, and when high tides and east
'winds prevail lt would be aa sail as the water
of our harbor. Again, It it were tapped at any
point below the one named, there would be
the difficulty of bringing the water across the j
triangle of undulating surface between the
Edlsto and Charleston, where lhere ls no na tu -
raLegrade, and where the source of supply ls
little if any higher than the point of delivery.
The plan now proposed ls, therefore, to tap
the Edlsto River at Olvham's Ferry, a point
about thirty-two miles (rom the coast, and
aoout four miles across the country from the
head waters of the Ashley. Here a dam of
solid timber will be built across" the Edlsto to
supply a nearly uniform height of water, and
this dam will be supplied with two canal locks,
so as to inferiere as Utile as possible with the
NAVIGATION OF THE RIVER.
On the east Bide of the Edlsto will also be
built a massive "guard look," which ls simply
an Immense rectangular box of massive tim?
bers, capable of bolding forty or fifty million
gallons of water. The average height of the
?dlsto River at this point ls ten feet, and its
level above high water mark ls twenty-seven
feel. The main supply pipe, which will con?
vey the water to this city, will enter this
guard-lock within about twelve Inches of the
surface of the water. The pipe will be of
iron, with a diameter of probably five and a
bali feet, and will be set In a bed oL. masonry,
rising to about half Its height and perhaps
roofed over with one course of brick work as a
further precaution against Injury. Acut will
then be made through the little ridge between
Four Hole Swamp and Cypress Swamp, which
separate the two rivers, and the pipe will be
laid through this cut until It reaches the
Ashley River at a point a little above Schultz's
Lake. From that point to the city the Ashley
bas a well defined and nearly uniform grade
ol about three inches to the mlle, and the
pipe will be laid along the northeastern bank
of the river, conforming very nearly to the
course and level ot the river until a point
about seven miles above the city, at or near
Accabee, is reached. Here lt ls proposed
to erect the water works of the new company,
wnlch will have for their two principal fea?
tures th? reservoir and the waler tower. The
reservoir or receiving basin will be of stone,
and with a capacity of twenty million gallons'
of water, being a full supply for all the wants
of the city for five days. This ls estimated
upon the basis of
EIGHTY GALLON'S FER DAY
to every individual lo the elly, which ls found
to be about the quantity consumed la those
cities where the supply of water is unlimited,
and where it ls used for all the personal, sew?
erage and lire purposes of the city. The
present supply ot water In Charleston ls about
one gallon per day to each individual. The
proposed water tower will be of masonry, and
will be about one hundred and twenty-five
feet high, giving Its sammlt an elevation ol
about one hundred and fifty feet above the
high tide level in this harbor, or, for instance,
an elevation about equal to that of the roof of
the look-out of St. Michael's steeple. This
tower will enclose a vertical pipe ol about five
feet In diameter, and there will be two power?
ful steam pumps with a capacity of eight mil?
lion gallons per day kept constantly at work,
sustaining a column or water to the height of
thia tower, thereby affording a sufficient
"head" to carry the water in Dlpes to the top
ot the highest buildings and for all the pur?
poses of the fire department. From this point
it ls proposed to bring the water in pipes
acrosB the Neck and to enter the city at Meet?
ing street. Pipes will then be laid through
all of the principal streetB, and, In fact,
through all streets In which the number of
buildings will make lt desirable, and from
these street mains every house lu the city can
THE COST TO TUB HOUSEHOLDER
of obtaining the supply of water will be, first,
the expense of making a connection with the
street mains, and of putting such pipes through
his house as be may desire, and, secondly, an
annual fee for the use of the water propor?
tionate to the number of water conveniences
in the house. Thus there will be fees for
kitchen hydrants, washstands, bath tubs,
shower baths, water closet?, fountains, ?c.,
and each householder in building his house or
In putting in these conveniences, which com?
prise a large class of what are called "modern
Improvements," will determine for himself
Just how many of these luxuries be will have,
and consequently just what amount of money
he shall pay per annum for the use of the city
water. PlugB will, of course, be provided at
frequent Intervals along tho street mains for
the use of tb? fire department, and public
fountains in the squares and drinking foun?
tains fer men and animals would doubtless be
erected, while the flowing off of this vast bulk
of water every day would effectually flush the
drains and sewers, and cannot fall to exercise
the most salutary Influence upon the public
Incidental to this scheme for supplying the
city with water, a plan has been suggested for
THE NAVIGATION OF THE ASHLEY,
so as to afford an easy outlet for the lumber
trade along the Edlsto River, and avoid the
tortuous and dangerous route down the Edlsto
and around the coast; but this project is as yet
la embryo, and U of far less general Interest
to the people of this city than the vital and all
Important subject of the water supply, which
now gives lair promise of being an accomplish
ed fact at no very distant day.
THE NEW PANORAMA.-The exhibition of
the new National Panorama of the United
Slates waa resumed yesterday afternoon at
Hibernian Hali under rather more favorable
auspices than attended it on the first night.
The mechanical difficulties of the opening ex?
hibition have been overcome, and a fluent and
ready-witted lecturer secured, and, with the
aid of Muller's fine orchestra, a pleasant en?
tertainment was afforded to the audience,
which consisted principally of the bright
faced inmates ol the Confederate Widows'
Home and the Orphan ayslum. In the eve?
ning another exhibition was given. Another
matinee will be given at 3 P. M. to-day, which
will be the last exhibition in Charleston, BS
the panorama goes to-night to Columbia.
CAUGHT IN A TRAP.-Robert Allston, a col?
ored boy, was employed yesterday afternoon
minding cows upon the green at the northeast
corner of Queen and Meeting streets, and,
in company with several other boys, amused
himself by playing at chimney-sweep In the
little square brick building in the middle of
the green. While going tnrough the chimney,
in his turn, Robert stuck, with one knee near
his chin, and Instead of the usual sweep bal?
loo from the top, a series of terrified yells and
shrieks issued from the depths ot the flue.
The boys took to their heels as lt they had seen
a ghost, but fortunately the screams attracted
the attention of Mr. Davis, from a saloon near
by, and he ran over to see what waa the mat?
ter. By dint of knocking away a larse amount
of brick, he succeeded in reaching Robert,
and, forcing the latter's knee Into its proper
position, he extracted the frightened boy by
the nape ot the neck. Robert had his shins
a little bruised aad his back considerably
scraped, but beyond this received m injuries.
SOLD FOR TAXES_Tue lollowing pieces of
properly were sold on Wednesday and yester?
day under the statute for taxes due :
R. H. Clarkson, No. 48 Smith street, taxes
$03 60; purchaser, E. P. Wall.
John Cleary, No. ll Friend street, taxes
$89 25; purchaser, E. P. Wall.
Rachel Cohen, Fludd's court, taxes $43 05;
purchaser, A. Coben.
W. H. Combs, Nos. 29 and 31 Rutledge street,
taxes $46 38; purchaser, E. P. Wall.
Louis Dacosta, No. 12 Woolie street, taxes
$114 05; purchaser, E. P. Wall.
Miss A. S. Duffy, No. 66 Spring street, taxes
$26 77, 99100 Interest; sold to R. G. Crumb.
The sales were attended but by few persons,
and the bidding, which never rose to more
than the taxes, was confined to one or two.
The last mentioned piece ot property was the
only one sold yesterday, al) of the rest put up
having been bought in by the Slate for want
ot a bid. This completes the Bale down to the
end of the letter E. It will be resumed to-day
at noon, beginning with the letter F.
THE CHARLESTOM LIGHT DRAGOON SABRE
CLUB.-A meeting ol this promising organiza?
tion was held last evening at the Mills House,
at which the uniform, a very handsome and
tasteful one, was adopted. It conp'sts of a
black felt hat, ornamented with a black os?
trich plume, and looped up on the right Bide
with gill crossed sabres; jacket of the well
known gray cloth, cut in Zouave style, with
rolling collar and trimmed with buff cord, and
confined ot the neck wlih one large Palmetto
button; vest ol buff opera flannel, straight col?
lar buttoned to the throat with small Palmetto
buttons; pants white, with yellow top boots.
The UBual equipments of a mounted club will
be added, and the club will make a splendid
show on parades. The uniforms have been or?
dered and are now belog made up. Several
applicants were elected membeis, and com?
mittees were appointed to procure a suitable
place for holding the regular meetings, drills,
Ac. Messrs. Roach and O'Hear were appoint?
ed stewards, with directions to see that I he
social enjoyment of the club be not unprovided
for at the regular meetlBgs.
HENRY M. STUART, SR., OE HE AUE ORT
This most estimable gentleman and leading
citizen ol Beaufort died in bis native town on
the 8ih of May, In the seventieth year of his
age. His lite, and especially its closing
days, no well illustrated all the higher
qualities of our people, and afforded to the
young men of the State so instructive an ex?
ample, thal we desire, even at this late day,
to record in our columns our high apprecia?
tion of his character.
He was one of the few last remfJng links
which bound the gracious- and ht yy past of
the old town with the preeent time. And he
was the last of a large family of brothers who
have been loved and honored In the commu?
nities in which they lived.
Like all his family, he was reverent to the
aged, gentle to the poor and courteous to the
humble. To these attractive qualities were
added a liberal education, and a quiet wisdom,
uprightness, dignity and purity which com?
manded the entire confidence of all who ap?
proached him. Educated as a merchant he
bad early learned the lessons of promptness
In the dispatch of business, punctuality in the
discharge of his obligations, and of accuracy
and prudence In the management of his affairs.
It was by such qualities that he amassed a
comfortaole fortune as a planter. His busi?
ness correspondents in this city during a
period of more than forty years, unclouded by
a single shadow of difference, bear' the
warmest testimony to his great energy and
practical sagacity, and especially to his un?
swerving sense ol justice and his grateful and
affectionate appreciation of the generous con?
fidence they reposed In him.
At the close ol' the war, stripped of fortune
like the rest of his people, be returned to the
wasted Town of Beaufort, amidst the social
chaos which then prevailed, to find his home?
stead reduced to the bare walls which once
sheltered his happy family. But this did not
daunt him. Although then an old man, and
compelled to look to others for aid and co?
operation, with characteristic energy and
sagacity, and above all with a hopeful cheer
lulness if).ich was admirable, be filled those
blackened walls with machinery, and by his
Industry soon provided for his Household.
Strangers Irom the North looked on with Ir?
resistible admiration, sympathy and respect.
They had an opportunity of seeing a man not
only undaunted by misfortune, but one to
whom truth and uprightness were so natural
that they seemed not to be the efforts ol his
conscience, but thesponstaneouB pulsations of
his life. By his tact and gentleness and jus?
tice he also disarmed the prejudices, or rather
revived the ancient affections, of the freed?
men. The whole community was saddened
by his Hines.-'. On the occasion ot his funeral
services all business was suspended In the
town, and men of differing nativities, opin?
ions, races and conditions gathered in grief
around the open grave of this honored citizen
and "most gentle gentleman."
This ls the brief record of a retired but
"noble life," and the young men of the Slate
may well ponder its less ons.
There was one tie between Mr. Stuart and
the people of this State which must not be for?
gotten. It was in one ot his daughters that
the gallant and accomplished young soldier,
Geueral Stephen Elliott, ion"nd the gentle wife
who stood so faithfully and bravely by him
during his eventful and heroic lite, who began
to droop when he died, and soon rested by his
side. It was at their grandfather's hearth
lhat their orphaned children found a happy
home, and were there cherished with a proud
affection. And before ho died he was thought?
ful of their i it tu re wellare. Many a Carolinian
will remember Fort Sumter, and will thank
RAILROAD SQUABBLE IX AUGUSTA.-There ls
a "hitch" between the Port Royal Railroad
Company and ihe city authorities of Augusta
in regard to ihe conditions upon which the
company ls to be allowed to bring its line Into
the streets of the elly. The majority of the
aldermen declare they wlil not give way.
CRUMBS.-The county treasurer's office ls
daily crowded by citizens coming up to pay
their taxe?, Impelled thereto by the dally sale
of the property o? delinquents, which will
probably occupy about two weeks longer.
Still they come ! The Augusta Constitu?
tionalist, in Hs Issue of yesterday, displays the
names ot Greeley and Brown at the head of
its columns as Us candidates.
UNITED STATES COURT.-W. T. Biggins, con?
victed uuder ihe Ku-Klux act and now under?
going sentence In the Charleston Jail, being
too 111 to be removed lo Albany, N. Y., as
directed by the order ol tho secretary of the
Interior, the marshal was directed by an order
01 the court, with the consent of tho district
attorney, to retain the said prisoner lu
Charleston Jail until his physical condition
should warrant Buch removal.
THE NAVAL STORES TRADE.-We are In?
formed by Mr. T. W. Stanland, naval stores
broker, that the receipts of spirits of turpen?
tine at this port during the month of May were
52G* casks, estimated value $105 300. The re?
ceipts of rosin for ibe came period were 20,
350 pounds, estimated value $125.000. These
figures ?how an Increase of at least fitly per
cent, over the month of May, 1871, and are the
largest receipts since 18G0, which gives a very
practical and satisfactory assurance that the
admirable advantages of Charleston, both as a
market and shipping port, are rapidly bringing
ibe city back to Us old-time prestige among
THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS.-An adjourned
meeting ot this club was held last evening at
the Hibernian Ball, at which the constitution
and by-laws ot the club were discussed and
adopted. The following is the
The surviving members of the Irish Volun?
teers of Charleston, S. C., desiring to perpet?
uate Us history and traditions honorably ac?
quired and sacredly preserved during eighty
years ol service, and io transmit them unim?
paired io their posterity, to promote union
and friendship among Irishmen and their de?
scendants, and te keep alive sud strengthen
the memory of their native land, do make
and adopt Hie following constitution and by?
CLUBS AND STARS.-Andrew Anderaon.Iodged
for striking Joseph Wilson In Elliott street,
was fined two dollare, which he paid.
Anthony Cross, arrested for being disorder?
ly, and assaulting Michael McBride In State
street, was sentenced to pay a Jne of one dol?
lar, or spend ten days in the House of Correc?
James Webb, a small colored boy, found
sleeping on a door step at the corner of Meet?
ing and Market streets, was discharged.
Oae case of "menial abstraction'' was re?
ported from the Upper Wards, and the offender
was fined one dollar. He said lt was cheap at
that, and paid up.
MOONLIGHT EXCURSION OF THE
At the regular meeting o? tbe Pioneer Eteam
Pire Engine Company, held on Wednesday
evening, it was determined to give a moon?
light excursion around the harbor on the eve?
ning ot the 21st instant. The Mount Pleasant
Company's ferry-boat has been chartered; a
fine band of music ls engaged. The lady
friends of the company have been Invited, and
will lend their attractive presence to enhance
the pleasures of the occasion. After the meet?
ing had adjourned, the company were sur?
prised by receiving several bowls of punch,
one of which was a present from Alderman
Kenny, lu honor of. the victory achieved by
the company In the tournament on the 8th of
May last. The contents of the bowls were
subjected to a critical, Ie%thy and exhaustive
examination, which kept the members and
their guests pleasantly employed during the
rest of the evening. Among tbe guests pres?
ent were Alderman Kenny, President H. Fer?
guson, of the Palmetto Steam Fire Engine
Company; Foreman Davidson, of Truck No. 2;
President Lewin, of the Young America Steam
Fire Engine Company, and others, who, with
song and sentiment, Joined in the relaxation
of their whole-souled hosts.
THE GOLF STREAM sails this afternoon for
Philadelphia, taking out a large cargo. The
agent bas provided space for a liberal ship?
ment of tarni, produce, which will be due lu
the Quaker City on Monday.
THE NEW YORK FRUIT MARKET.-The Dally
Bulletin of Wednesday, June 5, says:
There ls little of any change to notice to?
day. We quote as follows: Strawberries 5al5o
per quart. Apples-Russell's Roxbury $5o6 60;
Russel t'a golden $4a4 60. Cherries 15a20c per
pound for red.
THE LATE DR. BERMINGHAM_The remains
ot the Very Rev. T. Eermingham, D. D., are
expected lo arrive in the city from New York
this olternoon, and the members of the various
Catholic vestries are notified to meet at the
episcopal residence at hali-past 1 o'clock, to
proceed to the Northeastern Railroad depot
and escort the remains to the Cathedral Chap?
el, where they will He In state to-night, sur?
rounded by a guard of honor. To-morrow
,morning, at hali'-past eight, the office of the
dead will be recited by the clergy, alter which
a solemn requiem mass will be offered up tor
the repose ol lils soul.
THE STATE COURT.-The Court of General
Sessions was open ad at ten o'clock, Judge
Graham presiding, and was occupied all day
in hearing the case ot Ruina Washington and
Joalah Williams, Indicted for the murder of an
Infant. Colonel R. W. Seymour appeared for
the defence, and after argument and the
ludge's charge, the case was given to the Jury
They remained out about forly minutes and
returned, finding Rhina Washington gullly,
but recommended her to the mercy of the
court, and Josiah Williams not guilty. Wil?
liams was discharged, aud after a recess the
court met at half-past five o'clock, when
Rhina was sentenced to be taken to the Jail
and kept in close confinement until Friday,
the second day of August, 1872, when she ls
lo be taken to tho placo of execution and
Tho usual general orders were then issued,
after which ihe court adjourned sine die.
THE NEW YORK VEGETABLE MARKET.-The
Dally Rulletin of Wednesday, June 6, says:
The market for old potatoes still rules in the
same dull and unsaiislaciory position as char?
acterized lt for Homo lime past, and eales can
hardly bf. forced ut any price. Green vegeta?
bles are not materially changed, the demand
Is good aud about equal io me supply. Our
quotations for potatoes are In bulk; In shipping
order 50c per nurrel mint be added. Ber?
mudas are held at $8 from dock.
New Southern $3a4. We quote old as follows:
$176a2 25 per barrel for Peachblows; $1 60al 75
per barrel ior Early Rose; $lal 25 for early
Goodrich; Hui 25 per barrel tor Jackson
whites; SI ?Oal 75 for PriuCe Alberts. In vege
ablfS we quote green peas $3al 60 per obj.
Carrots $4i$4 50 per barrel. Radishes 60u$l
lor Jersey aud Long Island, per 100 bunches.
Russian turnips $3a$3 60 per burrel. Parsnips
$1 60a$2. Onions, 50ca$l for red, and about
the same for white. Spinach 75c per barrel.
Bermuda tomatoes $lu$l 12 per box; do onions
$1 75a2 per crate. Rbuoarb $2a3 per 100
bunches. Jersey and Loug Island asparagus $2
per dozen: do. Oyster Ray $3a3 50 per dozen.
Lettuce $1 60a2 per 100. Sprouts tl 60 per
barrel. String beans $2a2 75 per crate.
Cucumbers $2a3 per crate. Summer squash
per crate $l. New turnips $2a6 per 100
bunches. New cabbages $2a2 50 per bbl.
NB IFS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, June C.
It ls asserted that Secretary Fish has re?
The Spanish Government will release Dr.
Howard as a favor to the United Slates, but if
Hie demand ls made on the grouad of Ameri?
can citizenship lt will be reiused.
In the Senate to-day there were many fac?
tious amendments to the clause of the appro?
priation bill giving a quarter million lo
Southern mail curriers, when the matter went
over to Friday. Tne bill to punish obstruction
to tne administration of Justice In the United
Stales Courts was passed and goes to the Pres?
ident. Cnandler made ac elaborate attack
on sumner lor his statements regarding Stan?
ton aud Gram. Mr. Sumner said lie would
read one stacie letter to show the truth of
what he bad said In his reference to Mr. Stan?
ton's opinion of Giant. Before reading it,
however, he would declare that Mr. Stanton
did say to him what be had reported he as?
serted on this floor. Mr. Sumner here read
the following extract from a note received
this morning from Horace White, of Chicago :
. "Dear Afr. damner-The late Secretary
Stanton, not once merely but several times,
expressed to roe Btibstauually the same opin?
ion of General tirant that he old to yon, with
the addition lliat the merit of Grunt had been
greatly overrated as u military commander.
As to ihe lal ter point, I recall a long conversa?
tion with him ot the fighting at Spotlsylvanla
Courthouse, In which lie expreased more lhan
I bad ever known him io feel concerning any
campaign. He feit that he could not continue
io lill up the awful gaps made by Lee lu out
ranks, without a luriher call on the loyal
Slates (or troops; but I suppose yon know all
aooui that. During a portion ol this couver
faiion he kepi Chandler cooling Ins heels In
ihe ante-room, in order lo finish wnat he had
to Fay to me, u mere Ruhemlun; although I
twice suggested thal it would be Indecorous
for me lo remain while a senator desired an
The river and lia. bor bill was passed, and
goes back to the House ior concurrence. Most
of the Southern appropriations were Increased.
The Red River rolt appropriation of $16,000
occasioned considerable discussion, but was
finally adopted. Louisville gets nearly half a
million dollars. Galveston $31,000 Ior improv?
ing ihe harbor; $10,000 lor improving lied Fish
River, $10,000 lor Cypress Bayou, $17,500 for
Cedar Keys and St. John's River, Florida;
$200,000 for improving the Arkansas, White,
Ked. Black and Ouuchita rive?; $100,000 for
improving Mobile harbor; $50,000 for improv?
ing Savannah harbor and river. Georgia; $5000
for Accolink Creek, $15,000 for Acqula and
$15,000 for Rappaiianock River Creek, Vir
gima; $10,000 lor Roauoke River, $100.000 for
Cape Fear River, North Carolina; $10.000 for
Charleston harbor. South Carolina. The bill
(?oes to the House tor concurrence. The elec?
tion or enforcement bill will probably become
a law. This Information is furnished Irom a
very knowing source. The tax and tariff bills
have been signed.
GRANT AND WILSON.
TBE XE fF TICKET OF TBE OFFICE?
The Smiling Colfax Left Oat In tue
Cold-A Dramatie Incident-The Grant
Platform, Aie., Aie.
PHILADELPHIA, June 6.
Tbe con ve a Hon to-day was densely packed.
Every Stale and Territory was represented.
The following rules were adopted: The
States will be called alphabetically upon all
questions. Toe platform will be disposed o'
before the nominations. The roll shall be
called on tbe nominations. When a majority
is reached for any candidate the question ol
unanimity shall be put, when the chairman of |
the delegations shall state the vote for each
candidate or proposition. The five minutes
rule will be adopted. Resolutions will be re?
ferred to the committee on resolutions without I
reading, but resolutions from the Union
League were ordered to be read by a vote of |
The national commlitee embraces the follow-1
lng : Alabama, Spencer; Arkansas, Clayton; |
Florida, Gleason; Georgia,'.Fannlng; Kentucky,
Goodloe;Louislana, CaS?anaal; Maryland, Ful?
ton; Mississippi, French; South Carolina,
Moses; Tennessee, Maynard; Virginia, Wells; |
West Virginia, Croswell.
Tbe proceedings, while waiting for the re?
port of the platform committee, were Incohe?
rent. Blacks and whites contended for the I
rostrum. The rules were suspended, and
Grant was nominated. A shuting scene at
once disclosed Grant's picture-the farce oc?
casioning much noise. The vote for Grant was
unanimous. In casting the votes of delega?
tions each chairman made a little speech,
which was received with great good humor.
After the confusion had subsided, a >->otion
was made to suspend the rules and nominate
a vice-President, which waa carried. Penn?
sylvania nominated Wilson, of Massachu?
setts. Indiana nominated Colfax. Missis
ai poi seconded the nomination; Lynch, col?
ored, saying lt eeemed to him as if the spirit |
of Lincoln was there, and he remembered
what that patriot Bald on one occasion,' when
be observed 'lt was not a safe lime to swap
The proceedings were here interrupted by
tho entrance of the platform committee,
which reported, In effect, as follows:
speak of the great oonrage of, and the dulles
pei formed by, the Republican party, in sup?
pressing the rebellion, emancipating the
slaves, enforcing the laws, developing the in?
ternal resources ot the counlry, encouraging
and promoting emancipation,* collecting the
revenue and reducing the national debi, and
expresses the belief that the country will not |
j em rust, the government to any party or com
! blnailoH composed chiefly ot those who have
! resisted every step of this b?n?ficiai progress.
They hold that the recent amendments to the
constitution must be sustained and carried out,
that an honorable peace with foreign nations
should be maintained, that the civil ser?
vice should be reformed, that no further
grants of ihe public lands should be made lo
corporal lons, that the revenues should be such
as lo furnish a moderate balauce to be applied
to a reduci lon of the public debt, and that
revenue, except such as ls raised ircm tobac?
co and spirits, should be raised by dulles on
Imports, which duties should be adjusted so as
to aid In securing remuueratlve wages to tb?
laborer, and promoting the Industries, pros?
perity and growth of f-oe-whoU^oontry; thai I
the future bounty of the government s hoi ul be
extended to the soldiers and sailors of j
the late war, lhat the American doc?
trine of naturalization should be main?
tained, that tue franking privilege should be
abolished and postage reduced, that ihe rela?
tions of capital and labor should be recogniz?
ed and protected, that the public credit must j
be preserved, and lhat specie payments should j
be resumed. The claim for woman suffrage
should be treated with respectful considera?
tion. The amnesty action ol' Congress is ap?
proved, also its am.i-Ku-Kiux leglnlatlon. The
rights reserved lo the States muat be respect
' ed, and finally, confidence ls expressed In the
I model patriotism, earnest purposes, sound
Judgment and practical wisdom ol U. S. Grant.
After ihe adoption ot the platform Virginia
nominated John F. Lewis for Vice-president;
a colored delegate from Texas nominated E.
J. Davis. The vote on the first ballot stood:
Wilson, 364}; Colfax. 321*. Virginia then
changed to Wilson, which gave him the nomi?
The convention then adjourned sine die.
TBE LIBERALS IN NEW YORK.
The Great Greeley .Heeling on Monday
Night-An Immense Gathering-The
Speeches, Letters and Resolutions, dee.
The New York Herald', in a leading article,
says that the Greeley and Brown mass meet?
ing held in New York on Monday was "the
very largest and most Imposing and enthu- ]
slastic political ratification meeting drawn to?
gether since the ratification of Soy m o ur and
Blair In 1868;" nor can tbe Herald resist the
conclusion that the Democratic party "In
adopting the Cincinnati ticket can insure for
it a popular majority In New York City, which
will probably decide the vote of the State." j
The Tribune says the meeting takes rank
among Ihe greatest and most enthusiastic
held since the war. The Journal of Commerce
bears out this statement with.the remark that
"long before the hour appointed the great ball
was packed lo Us tull capacity," and "a vast
throng gaihered outside." On the whole it is
evident that it was a great and earnest meet?
There was speaking from five different
stands. The meeting within the Cooper Insti?
tute was presided over by General Johu Coch?
rane. On the platform were J. R. Fellows, ex
Marshal Hy nders, ex-Recorder James M. Smlib
and others. Hon. Reverdy Johnson and ex
Governor Bradford, of Maryland, were also
present. A list ot vlce-presldeniB was then
read, amoog whom were Ban. Wood, Erastus
Brooks, Amos J. Cummings, Geo. W. Wilkes,
Michael Connolly, F. J. Fnhlau, John Mullaiy,
Wm. F. Home. Felix Murphy, Ferdinand
Franck, Julius Llppinan, George Ludwig and
General Cochrane, In lils address, claimed
that the ticket of Hie Libel al Republicans ex?
pressed honesty In Hie government and hon?
esty In the man. Greeley, wherever known,
ls regarded as good, honorable and irue.
Resolutions were adopted reaffirming the
Cincinnati platform, commending its accept*
ance by the Rochester State Convention, eulo?
gizing Horace Greeley and Gratz Brown, bail?
ing the approval ot ihe ticket In the South as
a return, of Union feeling, and welcoming the
co-operation of all devoted lo reunion and re?
8enator Tipton, of Nebraska, was the first |
speaker. He made a forcible argument In
favor ol' political reform and ending sectional
animosities, denouncing the administration,
and praising Senator Schurz and Sumuer for j
their course In Congress.
Colonel Alex. McClure, of Pennsylvania, fol?
lowed, and was greeted willi enthusiastic ap-1
plause. He referred to the coming Presiden?
tial contest as the last crest battle of our civil
war. He dwelt willi parllcular severity upon
the exasperating policy of the government
since ihe war, and lis many abuses and cor?
General Kilpatrick spoke at length, ex?
pressing the belief that political Hues were
dissolving, and honest Democrats and honest
Republicans, so long divided by them, were
coming together, Intent upon tearing down
tbe false barrier which assumes lo separate
loyalty from treason, and commit the gov?
ernment to new and pure hands.
Bobert B. Roosevelt, in a brief speech, gave
bis reasons why he as a Democrat, and why
other Democrats can sustain Greeley, and can
nominate him at Baltimore, and help elect him
Ex-Governor Bradford, of Maryland, follow?
ed in a powerful and effective speech. It was
a great oratorical effort, and called forth round
after round of voclierous applause. Though
advanced in years, the governor has lost none
of his vim, and fairly entranced the audience
by his frequent bursts of eloquence. He was
followed by the Hon. Joseph J. Stewart, of
Maryland, who, in alluding to Colonel Mc?
Clure's speech, said that to Pennsylvania's
forty thousand Maryland would add an addi?
tional majority of twenty-five thousand. And,
said he, with the single exception o? the State
of South Carolina, the champion of honesty
will carry every electoral vote south of Mason
and Dixon's line.
A letter was read from Senator Fenton, ap?
proving the progressive doctrine or the Libe?
A letter from tbe Hon. Montgomery Blair
was read. It declares that not until attacked
by Sumner, Schurz and Trumbull, was the ad
minlstrailon brought to bay. There ls now
hope for a responsible government. Section?
al ?sm must be broken up. To allay the North?
ern Jealousy of the South the Democracy
should support lb* Reform Republicans.. To
refuse to accept the latter's candidate ls to
stick In the dark. It is hopeless to beat Grant
with a straight Democratic ticket.
A letter from Senator Trumbull congratu?
lates the Liberals for deliverance from party
trammels and for giving the people an oppor?
tunity to elect Horace Greeley President to
pacify the government and obliterate old ani?
A letter from Cassius M. Clay was also read,
speaking lo the warmest terms of honest
Horace Greeley and Gralz Brown, and praising
the grand principles upon which they have
Letters were also read from George ' W.
Julian, Jamas Brooke, General Imboden.John
Danforth, of New London; C. B. Sedgwick, ol
Syracuse; W. W. Niles and Dr. Adolph Kess?
ler. General Imboden says he hastens to as?
sure the meeting that the Southern men
heartily unite In support of the policy and
nominees of the Cincinnati Convention. The
unanimity in the South ls without parallel; the
opposition In Virginia too feeble lo provoke a
THE TREATY SHUTTLECOCK.
The British Pari tammi and the Wash?
ington Treaty-Savage Speech of Earl
Russell-Lord Granville's Reply.
LONDON. June 4.
In the House of Lords, this evening, there
was a full attendance of peers, and ihe galle?
ries were crowded.
Earl Russell moved his long Impending ad?
dress to the Queen, praying her Majesty lo
cause instructions to be given to her represen?
tatives io retire from the board of arbitration
at Geneva if the claims for Indirect damages
are not withdrawn by the Government of the
United Stains. Earl Russell spoke at great
length io support of the motion.
He reviewed the events'of the war in ihe
United States, and lite circumstances of the es?
cape o? the Alabama, and discussed Ihe subse?
quent negotiations. The government, he said,
should remember thal England never admitted
the Justice o? the indirect claims. What was the
meaning ot this delay, this mystery, this hesita?
tion ? The nai lou was in the same state of un?
certainty us when the treaty was ratified. The
honor of the government required that lt should
speak plainly. Ic should say to the United
states, "Withdraw the indirect claims, or no
arbitration." There was no form ol extrava?
gance which was not to be found In the
American case. He held tho English negotia?
He contrasted the conduct of the British
government in relluauisblog ber Fenian
claims with that o? the United States govern?
ment in advaociog Its indirect claims. This
country must feel humiliated by the manner
In which the negotiators had mismanaged the
business. He complimented the Canadians
on the loyal spirit in which they had acted on
the treaty, and concluded as follows: "The
nation must show, ss it has bet?re, that it ls
Jealous of ihe honor of the British crown It
must treat the United States as it treated them
in thu Treni case." [Oncers, j
Euri Granville followed. He defended Ibe
right ot the American gov ?ruinent. to place its
own construction on the Treuty of Washing
ion aud to introduce the indirect claims.
The only way to escape from tho consequences
of ibe opposite interpretations put upon the
the treaty by the two governments was
i h rough a supplemental article, and of this ihe
government had availed itself. Therefore
Earl Russell's proposition did not touch the
polut at Issue.
He defended the commissioners who nego?
tiated ihe treaty-those ot the United States
a? well as those ol Great Britain. It was all
very well lo pick holes iu the treaty, which
when first published was generally approved.
The British commissioners believed the indi?
rect claims would be withdrawn, and they be?
lieved the American commissioners hod so ad?
mitted. The aspersions on the government
and commissioners were unfounded and un?
just. He rebuked Earl Russell for bis allusion
to ibe Trent affair, declaring lt would be the
cause ot Incalculable ill feeling. Should the
Trealy of Washington fall-an event by no
means certain-England would stand the
belter for having exhausted the means of re?
moving the misunderstanding. The govern?
ment had been legally advised that the supple?
mental article was amply sufficient.
It their lordships arrogated to themselves
treaty-making power, they would have an
enormous responsibility. If they required the
President of the Bolted Stales to do thai
which Mr. Disraeli said In bis Manchester
speech was impossible for him to do, they
would destroy ail chances of seulement. He
warned their lordships that there was no
good, but much harm in irritating expressions
Earl Grey remarked that If the negotiations
proceeded as at present, the country wodra
be commuted to any mistake the government
Lord Denman thought that their lordships
were needlessly alarmed. Even If the Indi?
rect claims were passed, he doubted whether
the Commons would pay the bill.
Tue Earl of Derby disclaimed party feeling
on this question. He had been told that he
should be careiul not to offend the Ameri?
cans. He could conceive of no poorer com?
pliment to the Americans than the apprehen?
sion that a frank, plain statement might be
cause of offence. [Cheers.] He did not want
to quarrel or break off the negotiations. He
wauled to know where they stood The ne?
gotiators were either unable to see what was
plais lo everybody or had determined to make
ihe iroaty with their eyes shut. If the under?
standing Is clear that the indirect claims are
excluded, why are they not excluded In plain
terms ? [Cheers.]
The Earl of Kimberly regretted that Lord
Granville had constituted uimeelf au Amer?
ican advocate. He seemed to be under tbe
impression thai the House hud determined the
treaty should fall, and ike real object and
spirit or His speech was Its defence. He must
know that words whereby the direct claims
would bo directly withdrawn could be inserted
in the treaty with the consent of the United
The Marquis o? Saullsbury regretted that
Lord Crun vi ile should throw ibe responsibility
on the Joint high commissioners. He particu?
larly alluded to ihe selection the government
had made of commissioners for Great Britain,
and hinted that they had been overmatched by
ihe astute Yankees. He confessed thal he bad
no active regard tor the treaty, and declared
hts unmitigated hostility to the Indirect claims.
He ridiculed the idea that the Americana li
they felt they ought to withdraw the indirect
claims would not plainly do so.
The debate was continued by the Earl ol
Malmesbury in favor of the motion, and the
Marquis of Ripon against lt.
The House adjourned at a late hour until
SPARKS FROM TUE WIRES.
-Th? White Pine region miners struck for
four dollars per day, and work Is stopped.
-Jan Rudolf Thorblck, an eminent states?
man and minster of Holland, ls dead.
-The southern portion of Arizona ls over?
run with Apaches. The settlers ure abandon?
ing their houses and crops.
-The laborers cn the Philadelphia Gas
Works struck yesterday, and there was some
fear that the Grant Convention might have to
close Its labors in darkness. I
THE STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVEN?
Action Of the Rural Democracy, i
The Indications are that nearly every county
In the State will be regularly represented tn
the Democratic Convention, which meeta on
Spar ta libara;.
The meeting on Monday was thinly attend?
ed, owing to the lateness of the hour at which
lt was called, and no action waa taken.
The D?mocratie party of Sumter County
held a meeting in the Courthouse, on sales
day, and appointed tbe following* named gen?
tlemen as delegates to the convention to be
holden In Columbia on the lltb Instant: T. B.
Frazer, Esq.,- Dr. M. Beynolds, Captain J. W.
Stuckey, E. W. Moise, Esq., John 8. Richard?
son, Esq., Colonel John B. Moore, Colonel J.
D. Bland lng, Colonel W. Nettles.
The Democrats of thia county met on Mon?
day. F. A. Connor, Esq., was called to- the
chair, and W. A. Lee, Esq., and J. 0. Hemp
hill were invited to act as secretaries. .The
chairman regarded the Baltimore Convention
as very Important. He said that the only hope
of success was In a division of the Republican
party, and that Horace Greeley was the sole
salvation of our country. General McGowan
offered the following, which was adopted -
Resolved, That ll ls tbe sense of this meeting
that the Democratic Convention to meet at
Ballimore should not make a Democratlo no?
mination, but approve the Cincinnati platform
and adjourn; being the conservatives of the.
country, to vote for the exponents of that plat?
form. The following delegates to the Colum?
bia Convention were appointed: F. A. Connor,
Esq., J. W. Hearst, W. H. Hood. Esq., C. A. C.
Waller, Esq., J. Marlon Latlmore, Esq., Gene?
ral Samuel McGowan, and Hon. Annis te ad
A meeting was held at Klogstre?, on Mon?
day, to elect delegates to the State Democratlo
Convention. Mr. J. R. Lambson was chosen aa
chairman, and Mr. 8. J. Hutson aa secretary.
The chairman made some remarks touching
the political situation, and explaining tho ob?
ject of the meeting. Mr. Maurice moved that
the chair appoint a committee of five to nomi?
nate delegates to the convention. The chair
appointed S. W. Maurice, J. P. Carraway, N.
M. Graham, C. 8. Land and J. M. Nelson a
committee for thia purpose. After consulta?
tion the committee submitted to the meeting
the names of tbe following gentlemen aa dele?
gates lo the convention In Columbia, wittuhe
annexed resolution, which waa adopted : C. 8.
Land. J. R. Lambson, Dr. J. Marion Staggers
and E. J. Porter. Resolved, That while we do
not think It expedient to Instruct our dele?
gates, we feel no heall allon In announcing our
opinion that tito convention at Baltimore
should make no separate nomination, but
simply ratify tbe nomination of Greeley and
Brown. _ _ _
THE AUGUSTA EXCHANGE.
A CG CST A, Jone 6. -_
The Augusta Exchange was formally opecSS 1 m
to-day tor tbe transaction of a cotton, stock,
bond and produce business. It embraces
prominent, and substantial merchante. W. F.
Herring ia president, and G. W. Trotter super?
LOUISIANA IN THE RIGHT EATH.
NEW ORLEANS, June 6.
The committees of L'beral Republicans and
Dem?crata have reported. Each maintains a
separate organization, and appointa, a com?
mittee to agree ona common ticket and fix
tbe babis of co-operation between the (wo
parties, tho ticket and basis of co-apcratloa to
be subject to approval by either convention.
Hotel Arr i vaia-June 0.
PA vu. S HOTEL.
John Stryker, NewTork; C. S. Edwards, 8L
John's; Edwd. F. David, Walterboro'; J. W.
Delano, Mount Pleasant; M. L. Jones, W. Feu
goo. James Murphy, Graham's Crossroads; S.
A. To ri ay, South Carolina.
John B. Palmer, C. H. Manson, W. Turnbull,
Columbia; A. B. Wreon, N. and C. Railroad ; A.
Groverman, Jr., Baltimore; T. Lansing, Nicho?
las Lin, New York; Jos. A. Haynes, Baltimore;
Moses Wadnama, E. L. Wadbama, Plymouth,
PVTEE FRIENDS OP THE LATE
Very Rev. Dr. BERMINGHAM are invited to at?
tend his Fanerai Oosequlos at the Cathedral
Chapel, on SATURDAY, at o A. M.
The Vestries or tho Catholic Congregations of
the city will meet at the Episcopal Residence TO?
DAY, at half-past 1 P. M., and thence proceed to
the Northeastern Railroad depot to escort the'
remains to the Cathedral Chapel. _ .
At half-past Si. M. To.Moaaow. the Office
or the Dead will be recited by the Clergy, after
which a Solemn Requiem Mass will bc offered up
tor toe reposo of his soul. Jon7
?W THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances or Mles SARAH BOLAND, of Mr.
and Mrs. Boland, and of Mr. A. Sage, are respect?
fully Invited to attend the Fanerai Services of the
former, at 9 o'clock Tats MOONING, from her late
rei l lenee, No. 10 State street, J rm7?
WELSMAN.-Died, In this city, on the etti Inst,,
Miss HABKIBT A. WELSH AM, eidesc daughter of
the late James Weisman.
^STHEB FRIENDS, THE FRIENDS OF
the family, and the members or St. pinup's Church
are Invited to attend her Fanerai Tn ia Arm
NooN, at 0 o'clock, at ISL Phil p's o bur ch. JanT
LA BAT LT r.-Died at Staten j rg, S. C.. May 38th,
1872, of oraln rever, PRESTON T. LABATUT, -young?
est son ot the lato Gaston A. LsBatur, of this city.
uur yoong and much loved mend ls no longer
with us; ms pleasant and winning countenance
we see no more. Death's unavoidable band has
conveyed him to an unseen w?rld where sorrows
win not confront him. Ue was patient tn his
ailllcilons and bore ihem with Christian fortitude.
Called from home to perform a Rood work, he
governed both a Sabbath and day school, with a
large number or pupils who esteemed and loved
him much, s unfunded by them he waa nappy
la his vocation, bat God, lu His Infinite wisdom,
ha? s on fit to remove him from these earthly
Bia studiousness and qnlckness of ap pre?en sion
afforded bim a mind which ne rendered naefnl to
himself and others. . -
Kind and affable in bis disposition, PRESTOK
won the affections of many, and bas left behind
him a bod; of friends and a dear and devoted
mother, with whom we deeply sympathize. '
. Bot why should we monro r 0 ir yonng friend
gained not oniy earthly mends bat the compan?
ionship or that Dear Friend above in whose arma
hefnow reposes. . T. 8.
PINOKNEY.-Died, near S tatchera-, on Wednes?
day, the 29th of May. WILLIAM REUBEN, Infant
son or Henry L. and Harriott L. Plnckney, aged 2
months and 29 da>B.
"He died to sin, he dled.to earea,
But for a moment i eic the rod;
0 mourner, such, the Lord declares.
_t-och ?re the onlldren of our God." ?
Erna*, QTrjrmicau, Ut.
V~ ALENTItyE'? PREPARATION OF
Just received, a large supply of the above. Each
bottle contains four pounds of the beat Beef, ex?
clusive of fat; can be used with coid or warm
water; also can be taken with Oodhver Oil, and
destroys the taste or the oil.
Tue only food tor delicate children.
This ls much superior to the -'Extractof Beef,"
heretofore offered to the public, a* will be found
upon trial. Fur sale by Dr. H. BAEK,
Jon7 No. 131 Meeting street.
A STRONG APPLICATION OF
the DOLLAR REWARD SOAP, cures Prlcklyheat
and all similar eropiioBS, snd instantly slleviates
tho bite of Mosquitos, Fleas. Bed-bugs, ACT 4C
POWIS, MOISE 4 DAVIS,
agents, Chai leston, S. C.