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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
IMPORTANT BUILDING ENTERPRISES
A Healthy and Flourishing Phoenix
Politics in the Radical Camp-A
Good Crop of Candidates-Financial
Cross Purposes-The Blue Ridge Scrip.
[FROH OUR SPECIAL COBRKSPONDkAT.]
COLUMBIA, Juno 14.
The first impression that will be made upon
the mind ol a visitor to Columbia at this time,
arter an absence of several months, is one of
surprise at the number and extent of the build?
ing operations now in progress all over tlie
city. The rapid resurrection of Columbia from
the smouldering pile of ashes left In the wake
of Sherman's march, has always been con?
sidered wonderful, but the progress that has
been made during the past spring has been
beyond all precedent. On*the mainstreet,
Richardson Btreet, handsome blocks and stores
of brick or iron are rapidly rising on nearly
every square, from the Statehouse to Arsenal
HUI, and many o? these will really be Im?
posing structures, while on most of the
side streets and on many of the most
commanding sites on the outskirts of the
city, handsome residences are being erect?
ed. It is rather a drawback to the natu?
ral leen uga of congratulation with which these
enterprises would be noticed, to reflect that
many of them are the fruits of that peculiar
industry which bas been manifested by the
swarm of adventurers who were stranded,
poor as church mice, upon these shores at the
dissolution of the Federal army, and that they
are to be considered, therefore, as the monu?
ments of successful political schemes, which
might be briefly and accurately described as
thefts, rather than as the results of any honest
enterprise or industry; but for all that they are
great additions to the appearance of Columbia,
and contribute far more effectually than any ol
the public acts of their builders toward oblit?
erating the memories and evidence of the
wax. Of course these remarks do not apply
to all these enterprises, and probably not to a
majority of them, and in the following brief
summary of the operations your correspond?
ent certainly has no desire or intention to
s specify which ones, in his humble opinion,
should be placed in either class.
To begin with the. public improvements:
The first io size and importance ls the splen?
did government building on the corner, of
Richardson and Laurel slreets, to be used as
? the United States Customhouse and Posto!?
fice. This ls to be a massive three-story build?
ing, about one hundred feet square, and built
entirely of granite and iron. The loundatlons
have keen laid very deep, and are composed
of grabble laid in concrete, and the walls of
the buildlog are now above ground to the
height of the first story. The granite ls a
borne production, being quarried at Woods
boro', Fairfield County, and ls or splendid
quality. It is lighter In color than the cele?
brated Quincy granite, although it is said to
contain a smaller proportion of mica, and it
makes a handsome, showy and substantial
On the co* nerr! Richardson and Washing- ?
ton streets the new City Hall ordered by tbe
connell ls being rapidly constructed, and the i
friends of the posent elly administration ,
claim that the iranda which were charged ,
against the former council in connection with
this job have all been rectified, and that the j
people wit! i?ow get the worth ol their money.
The new wing of rte Penitentiary ls ad?
vancing rapidly, notwithstanding the dis?
charge of convicts for the want of rations,
but the Improvements on the Lunatic Asylum
are at a etand-still for want of tunds, and the
work is not even covered from the weather,
and has been damaged by recent rains to the
extent of two thousand dollars. The new
r'ng la intended, when completed, to con?
tain about one hundred and fo<-ty cells.
The work on the Columbia Canal ls pro?
gressing very well,, and Colonel Pearce is
keeping a force o? one hundred and fifty to
two hundred laborers constantly employed.
The. work of rebuilding the old Con garee
Bridge, destroyed by Sherman, is also rapidly
approact?tcompletion. The massive stone
piers of this bridge are still intact, and the
kind of work that was put Into such struc?
tures in the good old times ls shown by the
fact that, notwithstanding the terrible fire
that burnt away every vestige of the super?
structure, the piers still stand as accurately
level as though built yesterday. The new
bridge ls an iron truss bridge manufactured in
Philadelphia, and a large portion of the Iron
baa arrived in Columbia and will Boon be
placed In position.
To come now to the private enterprises: A j
large and elegant building ls about to be
erected on the corner of Richardson and Plane
streets by the Central National Bank. It will
be of brick, two stories high, with an orna?
mental Mansard roof, and with stores and
offices fronting on either street.
On the opposite corner Dr. fi. W. Wheeler,
the gentleman who, with Colonel Pearce, rep?
resented Colombia In the Cincinnati Conven?
tion, and as to whose existence the Charles?
ton Republican, under ita former manage?
ment, displayed a lamentable degree ol Igno?
rance, ls erecting a handsome brick block,
which will have seven stores on the ground
floor, while the rest of the building will be oc?
cupied as a hotel on the European plan.- Dr.
Wheeler is also building thirty new cottages,
and a handsome residence lor himself.
Next to this block Mr. Berry, furniture deal?
er, ls erecting a three-story brick building, to
be occupied ss his store and residence. A
little above this, on the same Bide of the s tree ti
Dr. Helnltscu has just completed a two-story
brick building, with ac ornamental stucco
front, which is occupied by Stokes's stationery
and bookbinding establishment, and by the
office and composing ror m of tbe Daily
On the opposite side of Richardson street,
next to the Phoenix office, Mr. Swelgert is
erecting a three-story brick building, to be
used as ajgrocery store and dwelling.
On the next block, between the Colombia
Hotel and the Columbia Bank and Trust Com?
pany, two fine buildings are In process of erec?
tion. One of these ls expected to be the
handsomest building In Columbia. It ls being
erected by Mesare. Weam & Hix, the enter?
prising photographers, and is to be known as
the Art Building. It will be three-stories
high, with brick side and rear walls, anil an
elaborate Iron front, which bas been cast In
New York at ? cost of about three thousand
dollars. Next to this a two-atory brick build?
ing, of which the walls are nearly completed,
which ls being erected by Mr. Jacobs and is to
be occupied by him as a grocery store and
Furtber down the same street, near Lady
street, Mr. Joseph Taylor ls putting up a two
story brick building, to be used for stores and
Offices, and near this Messrs. Fagin Brothers
are erecting a commodious three-story bri?
warehouse lor their furniture business.
On the other side there are a large numb'
of residences being built. The redoubtab
president of the Eoterprise Railroad Compai
is building a sort of second edition of Hurle
ville on Sprigging Hill. It consists of fon
small frame cottages, one and a half storii
high, to be rented at cheap rates to industi
OUB poor people, with Borne arrangement t
which they can be purchase:1 on easy terms <
Sheriff Frazee ls buildlog three two-slot
frame residences on Lady street, below Ai
Bembly, and on Plane street, above Richart
son, there are two large two-story lram
houses going up.
On Taylor street, County Commlsslone
Rryant Is building a two-story residence o
the corner of Sumter street. State Senate
Hayes ia also putting up a handsome res
dence on Taylor street, atid another ls In prc
cess ol erection on the corner of Taylor am
On Arsenal Hill, Mr. John B. Dennis ha
selected a lot of land commanding a mos
beautiful prospect, and spoken of as the pr?t
tlest site lo the city, and ls building a fine twe
story residence. Messrs. Howie & Ailee
contractors, have erected during the pas
year, or have now In process of er?cilon, on
hundred and forty-one buildings, of all classes
exclusive of outbuildings and shanties, am
their work 1B everywhere apparent throng!
the city. Mr. Drueh, the artist, who was it
Charleston some weeks ago preparing lor pub
lication a lithographed birds-eye view of th?
city, has Just completed a similar picture 0
Columbia, which ls extremely accurate anc
artistic, and as it Includes all the new build
logs above mentioned as they will appeal
when completed, represents Columbia as
a handsome and flourishing city.
The political aspect of affairs here Is not en
couraging or promising. Candidates for the
governorship, and Indeed for every office to
be filled next lal I, are as thick ae blackberries;
bnt the Internal dissensions which their rival
claims produce in Republican ranks hardly
seem to promise much in the way of reform.
For the Governor's chair Speaker Moses ls said
to have the best chance for the regular nomi?
nation, and his friends say that If elected he
will realize and embrace the opportunity
afforded him as a young man to cleanse the
Augean1 stables of Radical politics in South
Carolina, and thereby Immortalize himself.
The present incumbent ls aleo positively as?
serted to be a candidate for renomination, not?
withstanding his repeated protestations to the
contrary, which are said to be no stronger or
more trustworthy than his declarations to the
same effect before his last election. The move?
ment in favor of Judge Willard seems to be
gathering weight, and although the friends of
the opposition candidates affect to sneer at the
nomination as wholly beneath consideration, I
have lonod no one of them who can urge a
Bingle objection against Judge Willard which
should have the slightest weight with honest
Republican voters. They-cannot claim that he
is not a Republican, but they appear to think
that, not having taken an active part in poli?
tics of late years, and not b?ing one of the
ring who have been in the habit of parcelling
out the offices of the Slate among themselves,
his name is not popularly known among the
co' ?red masses, and bo M^u no chow nt a ir.
cess either In the convenlloe or the canvass.
Judge Willard himself says that If the Demo?
crats abstain from active participation In the
canvass, there will be such a political con?
vulsion this fall as will gratify every
honest voter, and scatter the office
holding ring. He does not hesitate to say that
South Carolina to-day Is paralyzed by blacklegs,
whose assumption of the name ot Republ: cans
ls a foul disgrace upon the party, and whose
viilanies more cruelly affect the colored peo?
ple than any other class of the Inhabitants.
He says that for the last tew years he has been
quietly watching events and studying the pros?
pects of the future, while the office-holders
have been dividing the spoils, and that now
be does not propose to fly to tbe Democrats
for a restoration of honesty to the State
administration, but he believes that there are
enough honest and capable men In the Repub?
lican ranks for leaders, and that th? great
mass ot colored men are Inclined to honesty
and peace, but have been cruelly deceived by
their leaders, who have thought to keep their
eyes and ears closed to all reports of their
misdeeds by their persistence In shouting
There appears to be nothing particularly
new to record In regard to State finances.
The siege of hungry patriots at the treasury
office bas somewhat abated, and most of them
bave disposed of their pay certificates, and
such other evidences of Indebtedness for their
arduous labors of last winter, to the brokers
in Columbia or to the treasurers of the various
counties. The brokers keep them to look at,
and they really furnish a remarkable collec?
tion of autographlcal curiosities, but for any
other purpose they do not seem to amount to
much. The new Blue Ridge bond scrip ls out,
and is very handsomely eotten up in bills ol
SI, $2, $5 and $10, very closely resembling
the old United States greenbacks that were Is?
sued before the treasury notes and the Na?
tional bank currency. The bills were en?
graved by the American Bank Note Company,
and artistically they are a success, but as a
circulating medium they are somewhat of a
failure on account ol the late injunction grant?
ed by Judge Wi ll ard, on application of State Au?
ditor Gary. They are, however, being quietly
bought up by various parties who are general?
ly supposed to know on which side their bread
is buttered, and the suspicion ls shrewdly ex?
pressed that the injunction is simply a bear
movement, which will be followed by an equal?
ly Ingenious bull device on tbe 11th of July,
the day on whloh the injunction ls made re?
turnable. Governor Scott, however, ls said
to be opposing the raising of the Injunction,
because be bas not yet been paid the full
amount of his "consideration" for passing the
Blue Ridge bill. It is reported that be bas
already received $30,000, and lt is positively
asserted that he has just declared as his ulti?
matum that he will not consent to the dlssolv
ing|oi the Injunction until he la paid $50,000
more. _ _ PICKET.
A TOUCHING FAREWELL.-The Detroit Free
Press has the following: Yesterday morning
the chambermaid of a hotel on Jefferson ave?
nue found tbe following note pinned on the
door of a room which had been occupied for
two or three days by a spedy individual who
was going to pay bis bill just as soon as bis
brother in Toledo could express bim some
"ATtne Host- Dear 8Ir: Every well-regula?
ted hotel should keep a book account ol profit
and loss. I presume you do, and, therefore,
let me beg ot you to charge my bill In the
Mosa'account. It is hijibly annoying to my
sensitive nature to be compelled to 'jump'
your house, but as yours makes the seven?
teenth one within two months, I guess my
nature will not collapse under the strain. In
conclusion, allow me to bid you a fond fare?
well. If ever I come this way again I'll call
on yon. If I don't may you rest happy. I
leave by the back door. Sincerely,
THE POSITION OF COTTON.
I INTERESTING FACTS AND SPECULA.
A New York Estimate of the Cotton
Acreage and Yield.
NEW YORK, June 16.
The colton acreage for tbe present year is
eight and a half million acres, or about tbe
same as last year. It 1B estimated that under
the most favorable circumstances the crop can?
not exceed that of last year. The crop at
present is in good condition, but backward,
and likely to mature later, except in Texas.
Review of the New York Cotton Harket
for the Past Week.
[From the New York Bulletin, June 16.]
The market for cotton the past week has
been characterized by a sharp decline, though
lt has not entirely lost its speculative leatures.
All growths, uplands and Gulfs, have contin?
ued lo be quoted at the same prices tor corres?
The reaction in prices has been due to- a
variety of causes. The accounts irom the
growing crop have been almost uniformly
lavorabie, and large estimates begin to be cur?
rent respecting its probable yield. Foreign
advices have been unfavorable to holders;
Liverpool, already below the parity of this
market, has slightly declined. There bas been
a concentration of slocks at this market upon
which holders have been anxious to realize,
and when prices took a downward turn, there
was a hurry lo Bell before any further decline
was established, and thus the end which was
dreaded was most effectively promoted. But
the most active Influence which has operated
to depress prices has been the impression that
parties having out contra?is for the summer
months had either covered or settled them;
that, In fact, the "corner" was broken, and
that no artificial demand could be relied upon
to sustain values, much less force a further ad?
vance. " , ?
The decline from the highest point ls shown
by the following comparicon of the closing
prices on Thursday of this week, (the 13th
Instant,) wltn Wednesday of last week, (the
Fri. Mon. Wed. Fri.
Jnn 7. Jun io. Jun 12. Jun 14."
June.15U-16C 26 9 160 25c 24J-,c
July.26% 25% 25% 26%
August.20% 26% 26 1-16 29 1 16
September ...23% 23% 23 7-1B 23.'?'
OttOber.21% 21% 20% 20%t
November.. .20% 20% 20 19%
December....19% 19% 19% 19%
?12 M. t Nominal.
The following will Bhow the fluctuations in
prices during the past week on the basis of |
low middlings for contracts for the several
PRICES OP LOW MIDDLIKO.
Jone 6. June 13. Decline.
On spot.?S%C 25??c i%c
For June.28 11-1C 24% 113-16
July.27% 26 M6 2 MO
AURUfct.27 7-'8 26% 1 9-1?
september.2411-16 23 8 16 1%
October.23 1-16 20% 2 6-16
November.21 19 IS 10 1 S-16
December.20% 19% l
The greater part of the foregoing decline
was realized on Tuesday, when a brisk de?
mand for futures sprung up, apparently from
parties who had been free sellers last week,
lollowed on Wednesday by a small and partial
advance; but their wants having been sup?
plied, there was a relapse on Thursday, with
very Utile doing for either Bpot or future.
Yesterday, (Friday) there was a Ur mer feeling
ind a partial advance from Thursday's prices,
hut.no indication ot any Important demand,
ind lt seems probable that we are to have, for
a considerable period, wbat ls termed "a
Broker's market," subject to frequent and
slight fluctuations in price, without any tangi?
ble reason therefor.
[The English Cotton Trade.]
From Smith, Edwards A Co.'s (Liverpool) Montii
The Manchester market during the past j
mont h has developed more strength than the
public wero prepared for.. At the beginning
ai May the feeling of depression was very j
great. Manufacturers could not sell except at
i severe loss, and were accumulating large
stocks of the commoner kinds of goods, and
yarn also was becoming hard to sell, and In
many cases spinners were working into stock.
There was a general feeling that tbe produc?
tion was too large considering the prices ruling,
mid yet there was no prospect of relief from
reduced production. This stale of things last?
ed lill the l?t h ultimo, when some large buy?
ers began to operate under the influence of I
better accounts from India, stocks of goods
were cleared off at low prices, and a firmer
tone crept over the market, bince then a
good steady demand nas been experienced,
and the trade generally have cleared out stock,
and come moderately under contract, and pri?
ces bare sensibly Improved since the begin?
ning of the montb.
Altogether there are signs that Manchester
Is In a Healthier condition than was supposed,
iud as this movement was spontaneous, and
not started by our market, lt is the more Indi?
cative ot a bona fide consumptive demand. It
has to be remarked, however, thal In the un
lortunate position ot cotton supply little bene?
fit can accrue lo producers irom Increased de?
mand; lt only keeps up a higher level of pri?
ces lor the raw material than would otherwise
have prevailed. It need not be added that In
the present state ol Manchester lhere leno
immediate prospect of "short time," and we
would put the present consumption ot cotton
at 65,000 bales per week, bearing In mind that
the average weight is very much below last
year, owing io the heavy deliveries of Brazil
cotton. We consider that the actual weight
now consumed ls no larger, perhaps barely so
large us a year ago, lor though more spindles
are working, finer counts of yarn are being
produced, and lhere Is no disposition shown as
yet to move on to coarser makes of goods, but
rather the o oposite. Indeed, one great feature
of the colton trade last year and this ls the
higher appreciation of quality In the fabrics
produced, and lt ls tbls wnlch makes Uso diffi?
cult for ihe trade to turn upon East India cot?
ton, no matter how tempting the price may be.
The prospecte of our market have not alter?
ed much since our last Issue, with the excep?
tion that Manchester bas shown much more
Btrength than we then expected, and also the
trade more pertinacity In clinging to Ameri?
can cotton. At one lime lt appeared noi un?
likely that an average price of lld for uplands
might suffice to carry us into next crop, but
this seems now to be below the mark. It is
pretty evident that at such a price the trade
will consume more than we can afford to let
them have. The question remains, at wbat
price will the takings of the trade be cut
down to about. 22,000 bales per week, which is
all we can deliver till November. There are
latterly some symptoms of their using more.
Surat and the belter kinds, such as M. G.
Broach, are in extensive demand; still we
doubt li' the consumption of American is much
below 30,000 bales per week, and lt will be
very difficult to cut lt down io the requisite
extent. No doubt some spinners still hold
respectable stocks, but the trade as a whole
have not much above an average
working stock, and the prospect c. sup?
ply ls very discouraging tor those who
require to have long stapled cotton. It ls
fortunate that the Brazil crop ls proving so
large, as lt mitigates to some extent the scarci?
ty ot American, but we cannot count upon a
long continuance of such heavy imports from
Brazil, and probably the consumption of lt
also will have to be restricted In the autumn on
account of diminished supply. Egyptian col?
ton will also be run very close In tue autumn:
Hie receipts latterly at Alexandria have been
trifling, and much below lase year, and little
more can be received here till the new crop
arrives in November. It appears, therefore,
that, taking a broad view ol all long stapled
cotton In tue aggregate, the actual consump
lion in ihe second half of the year must be re- j
duced 20 per cent, or more below what lt was
In the first half, and this holds good quite as
much of the Continent as of Great Britain.
The legitimate inference from lilia would ap?
pear to be that prices must tend higher, if
Manchester continues as strong as lt is just
now; il is there, and there only, that an effect?
ual check can be given to ihe movemeut
here; speculation has ai present nothing to
do with ii; it is Bolely a question of consump?
Turning to East India cotton, however, the
position is quite the reverse. All the markets
of Europe are loaded with supplies, and Bave
In the better kinds, which can more easily take
the place of American, there is an extraordl- j
nary absence of demand. The difference be
tween East India cot ton generally and Ameri?
can ls about as large as was ever known, but I
the disparity is far greater in the tower than
the better kinds, so tbat the circular quota?
tions do not fairly represent the difference;
while American ls 3d to 4d per lb higher than
last year, lhere are some kinds of East Iu?la
cotton, especially Bengal?, which are only id
to ld per lb higher, and the remarkable fact
ls, that there is hardly a sign of these low
growths attracting the attention ol consumers.
This state of things makes the problem of
supply very perplexing; if all our supplies that
can be labelled cotton could be made availa?
ble there Is nearly enough; but if 300,000 or
400,000 bales of iow East India cotton are to
lie In the various eui repots of Europe unsala?
ble till the end nf tbe* year there will be exces?
sive scarcity-almost famine-ol all ihe kinds.
We conclude, however, that In one chape or
other the various kinds ol low cotton will
gradually be pushed imo consumption, though
it may be that a still greater disparity ol price
will take place before this la effected; but
when the change is once (airly brought about,
we tbiok those low kinds will improve In
value, though this may not be till a late period
of the year.
Should no accident happen to the crop there
will doubtless be a deep underlying reeling of |
caution during the autumn among all engaged
In the colton trade, lor the recollection ot the
monster crop nf 1870-1 ls still vivid, and it will
be felt that a range of prices from lld to 12d
will be abnormal and entirely owing to the
spinners of Europe being "In a corner." This
may not influence prices much on '.he spot,
but it will keep down the price of distant ship?
ments, and so operate as a check on Man?
chester. Our market ls likely to be swayed
alternately by two opposing Influences-the
exceeding shortness of American supply till
November and the certainty of a serious
fall thereafter it all goes well with the
crop, und this view will also affect oper?
ations io 8urats, for lt will oe argued
that if the demand ls not fairly thrown
upon them ill! the late autumn monthB their
price should be regulated by the next Ameri?
can crop rather than the present one. It is ot
immense importance to the interests of trade
that the next crop should be a large' one. It
ls obvious that four millions of bales are now
required to give an adequate supply for the
enlarged consumption of tbe world, and any?
thing much short of this will be occasion of
anxiety to the manufacturing Interest. We
are sorry to notice that the weekly receipts in
Bombay continue extremely small, and only
about halt as large as last year, and lt ls now
apparent that the crop has been a very poor
ooo, and that the entire shipments of the year
will fall considerable below last one, even
though they still show 85,000 bales excess. We
expect by the 1st July this excess will be
turned Into a deficit. At Calcutta very little
cotton ls now shipping, and apparently the via?
ble supply of East India has seen Its maxi?
mum, and must now gradually decline.
NOTES FROM WASHINGTON.
Tile Southern Ports.
WA8HISOTON. June 14.
The war department ls supplying all the
forts on the Southern Atlantic coast with the
newest patterns of seacoast ordnance.
left fur his home in Tennessee to-day. In con?
versation with public men, Mr. Johnson has
announced that he will support the nominee
of the Baltimore Convention, though he bas a
preference In candidates.
The Cate of Dr. Howard.
Our government is in dally expectation of I
receiving Information of the release of Dr.
Howard. It has made no Imperative demand,
as has been staled, to that end, bur. long ago
lnstrocted our representative at Madrid io
neglect no occasion to urge In Arm but respect?
ful language his release.
Duty Amid the Clouds.
Observer Sergeant Schaeffer, of the Signal
service, has received orders to hold himself j
in readiness to make a balloon ascension from
Boston on the fourth proximo, lor the purpose
of solem nie observuilon of the upper air cur?
rents. The ascension Is to be the Brat of a
?ol'iil^on^ot^?^stioi^ln relation to serial cur- J
Thc Official Exodus.
Another member of the cabinet silently stole
away last night, leaving Mr. Delano the sole
official repr?sentai Ive now at the capital. Sec-1
rotary Robeson left last night to join his wife
in New York, and is expected io be absent |
some Utile lime. As a consequence upon this
departure, the navy department ls added to
those which have been, during the present
week, deserted. Following closely the exam?
ple ol the cabinet, the bureau officials are com?
mencing pr?parations for a summer vacation.
No Alore Bayonets I
As the habeas corpus clause of the Ku-Klux
law waB not extended, and as no pretext ex?
ists for sending United Slates troops into the
Southern States, the war department now or?
ders all available men to the. plains, to pre?
vent, if possible, an Indian outbreak this sea?
son. Many ol the regiments now on the fron?
tier are far i rom complete, and all recruits
are used io All these regiments IO the requir?
ed standard. Nearly every day a hundred or
more recruits are' ordered to the plains,
those ordered West to-day going to the sixth
regiment, now In Dakota.
The cotton Tnx.
The exact status of the bill to refund the in?
ternal revenue lax ou cotton Is the subject ot j
general inquiry from parties both North and
South who are interested in its passage. The
bill ls still pendiug action by the ways and
means committee of the House, and will be re?
ported by them early In the December session.
Both houses have been committed to its pas?
sage, aud particularly io the unconstitutionali?
ty of the tax. The defeat of the Morrill amend?
ment to the deficiency bill was the first Indica?
tion in favor of the proposition to refund. The
great bulk of ihe cases brought before ihe
Court of Claims are cotton claims, and the
lignt against the amendment was made direct?
ly In ihe i merest of the cotton-producing class.
The next or second and most conclusive evi?
dence ot Ihe feeling In the premises is to be
found in the fact that the amendment to the
omnibus bill prohibiting the secretary of the
treasury irom coilecilug the two cents per :
pound tax on cotton Judgments obtained be?
fore the Court ol' Claims was passed by an al?
most unanimous vole ot both houses, both par?
lies accepting and commuting themselves to
ihe position originally taken by Mr. Dawes and
others, when ihe tax was first Imposed, that it j
The poslofflce department ls now preparing I
to carry Into effect such ot the changes made
by the new postal code adopted by Congres
last week as require special action on the
part ol the postmaster-general. The more
important changes are these: The branch
postoffices in large cilles are made money
order offices, and assistant postmasters au?
thorized to slim money-orders lu the absence
of ihe postmaster. Five cents is now the tee
fur money-orders of ten dollars or less, instead
ol len cents, which bas heretofore been the
minimum fee. A married woman ls allowed
to be postmaster, and is declared lo be feme I
sole as to her official character. The rate of j
two cents lor four ounces on newspapers, <fec,
ls changed to one cent on two ounces.
Cloilnna for non-commiasloued officers or
privates io the United Stales service may be
sent atone cent per ounce. Individuals are
allowed to place In postofflces private boxes
for their mall matter. One of ihe most im?
portant features to the public generally ls the
authorization of the one cent postal cards for
correspondence or for printed circulars, simi?
lar to those which were introduced in Great
Britain some years since. The price of the
card and stamp will be one cent. Il a postal
card of a private manufacture ls used, the
regular three cent postage will be collected.
RECEPTION OF TUE GERMAN IMPE?
NEW YORK, June 15.
The German military music corps of the Ber?
lin Garde Grenadier Regiment, which arrived
on the steamer Rhein ibis morning, was re?
ceived with ull possible enthusiasm and cor?
diality by ihe Germans ot this city and Hobo?
THE NORTHERN PRESBYTERIANS.
NEW YORK, June 14.
The Synod of the Reformed Church adjourn?
ed sine die this afternoon, after appointing a
committee to report to the next synod the in?
advisability of meeting with the Presbyterian
THE LIBERAL CAUSE.
RRSULTS OF THE POPULAR, WHIRL?
WIND FOR GRRELEF.
How Things will Stand at Baltimore.
WASHINGTON, June 15.
Tbe friends of Greeley and Brown have re?
ceived sufficient advices here to warrant them
In claiming 263 of the 270 delegates who have
tons far been elected to the Baltimore Con?
vention. This computation includes Wiscon?
sin, whose State Convention was yeld yester?
day. Of the seven delegates opposed to him,
one comes from West Virginia and six from
Delaware. The New Jersey delegation is ex?
pected to be against Greeley, and possibly
that from Oregon. The principal States yet
to elect are Nebraska, Kentucky, Illinois,
Ohio, Maryland and Alabama, and lt Is claimed
that ihey will all send delegations for the en?
dorsement pf the Cincinnati ticket, Of the
732 delegates to the National Convention, lt ls
not believed now there will be at the furthest I
more than seventy-five opposed to it. Thus
lar the only possible opposition that creeps to
the surface Isa reported movement of a clique
to put HOB. William S. Groesbeck, of Oblo, In
nomination, but it is regarded as doubtful if
that distinguished gentleman allows his name
to go before the convention.
The action of (ho Indiana and Iowa State
conventions and the Stale Central Democratic
Committee of Florida, in favoring the nomi?
nation of Greeley and Brown at Ballimore,
has caused great rejoicing among the friends
of the ticket here, who now declare that lt
will be approved on the first ballot in the
National Convention. The reported secret
meeting here o? "leading Democrats" to In?
augurate a "bolt" in that event does not seem
to have been very formidable, as it was com-1
posed of very fe w, and was quite an inlormal
affair, and did not include a single member of |
Congress. The most bitter opponents of Mr.
Greeley's nomination do not favor a bolt from
the convention, and do not know of a single
delegate thus far selected who ls Inclined that
way. There are assurances that several West?
ern Republican Congressmen will declare for
Greeley and Brown after the Ballimore con?
The Bf en who Want to Dictate the
Nominees of the Baltimore Conven?
CINCINNATI, May 13.
The following circular has been Bent to about J
two hundred prominent gentlemen wno
favored the original Cincinnati movement:
NEW YORK, June 6, 1872.
The undersigned desire to have a confer?
ence of gentlemen who are opposed io the
present administration and Its continuance In
office, and deem lt necessary that all the ele?
ments ol the opposition should be united for a |
common effort at the coming Presidential
They respectfully Invite yon to meet a num?
ber ot gentlemen belonging to the different
branches ot the opposition at the Fifth Ave-1
nue Hotel, New York, on June 20, at 2 P. M.,
for the purpose of consultation, and to take
such action as the situation of things may re- j
Your attention is respectfully drawn to the
fact that this invitation ls strictly personal to
yourself, and a prompt reply Is earoestly re?
quested, addressed to Henry D. Lloyd, secre?
tory of the committee, P. 0. box No. 2209.
Signed: Carl sch?rz, Jacob D. Cox, Wm.
Cullen Bryanr, Osw. Ottendorfer, David, i
m.ti-T??i..h nrinifurh^ff it >_
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
The San Juan Boundary-Parliamen?
tary Inquisition on the Treaty
France and Germany.
LONDON-, June 14.
In the House of Commons this afternoon
Mr. Gregory gave notice that he should ques?
tion the government as to the effect that the
postponement, ol the arbitration will have on
the settlement of the San Juan boundary and
fishery quesMous, and on the Canadian loan.
Mr. Gladstone replied to the Interrogatory j
from Mr. Horsman, that the papers concern?
ing the recent negotiations with the United
Biates would include everything except Slr j
Stafford North cote's declaration as io me re?
sponsibility ot the British commissioners.
Mr. Horsman wanted to know whether the
records (M the high joint commissioners would
contain any minutes with regard to indirect
claims, or show whether the question of these
claims was raised at al) ? Also whether they
would prove that the withdrawal ot said claims
only rested on an understanding between the
Mr. Gladstone required notice of the ques?
tion before giving lt a lull answer, but would
state that no communication had passed be?
tween the commissioners and her Majesty's
government showing the exclusion ot Indi-1
rect eiaims rested on an understanding.
Mr. Corrance asked if the government in?
tended to proceed with (he arbitration on mat?
ters which had no relation with the Alabama J
claims-the Fenian raids, fisheries or Canadian |
For the purpose of obtaining the floor, Mr.
Corrance mode a motion to adjourn. He criti?
cised the government, chanting lt with neg?
lecting the Canadas, and exacting their assent
to the Treaty ol Washington under duress.
Mr. Gladstone protested against the asser?
tion. He claimed his answers were misunder?
stood. He had said the postponement of the
board of arbitration would not affect the
i real y, but the defeat ol one of Its provisions
might, ae when one of the wheels of a car?
riage failed, all tailed.
In reply to Viscount Bury's Inquiry of last
night, Mr. Gladstone promised that all the
papers would be laid before the House to?
PARIS, June 14.
The Right In the Assembly have resolved
to demand of President Tillers to dismiss
some ol his ministers, and carry on the ad?
ministration In accordance wilh the views of |
the majority. Theirs objects to a triumvirate,
but favors the appointment of M. Grevy as
Negotiations with Germany for the gradual
evacuation of France as Instalments of the
indemnity are paid are proceeding satisfacto?
MADRID, June 16.
The new minister of the Colonies bas tele?
graphed the Capuin General of Cuba to be
firm in his resolution to uphold Ibe integrity
ol ihe Empire and chastise the enemies uf the
pacification of Cuba In all parts of ibe island
THE WEATHER THIS DAS.
WASHINGTON, June 16.
Clear and partially cloudy weather for the
Southern States on Monday, with light to
Iresh winds. Cautionary signals are ordered
for Duluth, Mllwaukle, Chicago and Grand |
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, V. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
LATEST STYLES OF DRESS IN THE
The Reign of Tall Hats and Elongat?
ed Parasol?, Embroidered Jackets and
Roman Scarfs-Very Rieb and Lets
Simple Toilets-Persian Patterns for
Pompadour Tunics-Feather Trim?
mings-Something about all Articles
of Ladles' Wear.
[Correspondence of the New York Herald.]
PARIS, May 20.
The new fashions can be described in a few
words, but their application in matters ol taste j
would Hil volumes. Thus, when one ls told
that the newest things are tall hats, tall para?
sols, embroidered costumes, Dolman* Jackets
and Roman scarfs, lt would appear tbat this
enumeration should suffice. In point ot num?
ber lt does, very truly ; but lt ls wonderful how
many different kinds of tall hats ladles wear,
and how varied, In fact, every article can be
that ls fashionable. Some of the combinations
for June are very pretty, and among these are
PERSIAN PATTERNS FOR POMPADOUR TONICS.
AJ1 petticoats worn with them are of 6llk
trimmed with stripes, or borders of the
tunique material-the more exotic the leaves
and odd the flower, the better. Grounds are
all ecru, and wbat is not ecru ls very neutral
Indeed. Neutral grounds always are safest
when lt ralus, or when politics, shift, and this
has been the state of the atmosphere and
Parliament all spring. The prettiest cha?nes
are striped, half ecru and half satin; or inser?
tion of white open-work worn over colored
silk petticoats, which have a deep kilted
flounce that iwheaded with c h Icare e ruche fray?
ed out lo look like plumes.
in the maroon, stone and drab lints, are wom
round basques. Plume trimming, which was
only adopted In winter, will be la favor at the
seaside and watering-places this Bummer, but
the light shades only. Feather hinge ls also
to be sewn on basques; lt ls made, too. in
Be wing Bilk: and floss, In all colors, and ls then
called butterfly fringe. It is very appropriate
for light lawns and drab muslins. Basques
are elaborately worked In the mouse shades
or Paris bruie and In maroon. Maize silk has
Just appeared, embroidered with nut brown,
each flounce being dented, and showing be?
neath these dents nut-orown silk Hoing.
When embroidery ls used on basques the
fronts and sleeves, which latter are very wide
and long, have to correspond. One would
think that the great diversity of processes
barques are unaergolng is caused by the In?
surrection In the Basque Country. Some are
cut a Ia jockey, some a la mousquetaire, some
never come to the iront, but Keep banging
VERY COSTLY ROBES
have just been made for the Grand Duchess of
Russia, among which the sober tints prevail
tor drivinsr and' visiting, and very bright com?
binations in the turquoise and sapphire tints
mixed for full toilets; also myrtle green with
vert d'eau, and the two beautiful Danube
bines. The Tiber, a yellowish stream, is being
lined with pink. All these neutral tints are
relieved by very narrow pipings of bright
tallie. Thus a bronze robe ot twilled silk (an
Indian material,) worn over faille of the same
shade, is made up with pale blue cross-outs,
the heading of frills and flounces having a
lining of the same and a scarf ro lift up the
Camargo tunic behind, being of this very light
color. Among tbe robes made for the Grand
Duchess ls a black and white taffeta, with
flounces ot fluffy organdie, each of them being
Inlaid with Bruges point Insertion, and the
open train en tablier being trimmed down in
front with a cascade of Burges lace stopped
here and there from too sudden falls by bows
of black satin. _
ordered for an American lady is equally cost?
ly. It ls a sliver gray underskirt with two I
-tvttn wiue putnt all round laKrvifSi*?,-?u
Camargo below the waist behind is raised
wtih a darker shade of gray -atln tbat is lined
with orange faille. It looks like silver clouds
veiled with haze and tipped nilli a little gor?
TOILETS NOT QUITE SO GRAND.
But simpler toilets" are no less tasteful. Mo- j
hairs and cashmeres make up with elegant j
simplicity. The mixture of faille or taffeta, In
all colors, sela off all I he woollen stones,
drabs and grays. Pale salmon and, pale lilac
scarfs are artistically thrown over pouffe, or 1
loop them np behind. Tba casaque MoBtpen
sler ls likely to maintain the position lt bas
had such hard fighting for. The loveliest are I
very bright blue, under a toilet ol' plain snuff
color, worked with Havana and canary col* '
ored silk. The strictest simplicity ls remarked
In the costume ol our fair equestrian belles at
WHITE MUSLIN TUNICS.
The reign of white muslin tuniques over I
light uudersklris will be absolute. They are
lo be puffed and edged with frills, which are
to be edged with plain washing tulle, thus
presenting a very snowy appearance. Black
velvet ribbon will lightly loop these downy
overgarments. Silk sleeves, lo correspond
with the underskirt, will be worn on all mus?
lins and lawn ecrus. Faille de Vichy bas re?
appeared with plaited frills and Valenciennes
borders. It ls cool and neglige.
is still the fashionable passetemps. Brown Hol?
land snits are enlivened by very pretty work,
the Busslan Blitch being preferred. Black
and colored spencers, without sleeves, are
made ot salin, and worn with driving toilets.
Carnations and popples are ihe favorite flow?
ers, because they are not symbolic of party
feeling. The loveliest birds are worn on
pouffa of lace for the head. They are the Coli?
bri or the Jacobine, two very precious Utile
warblers, and tbeir throats shine like gems
under gaslight The ribbons worn for these
evening coiffures are pale Nile green, pale
opal blue, pale lemon or rose In the ialntest
bues, mixed with maroon or black velvet.
LATEST STYLE OP JEWELRY.
The newest jewelry ls made of Vesuvlan
lava. Ladles are Just getting tired of golden
chandeliers and lamps lo tbelr ears, audit ls
fortunate something new hus come up to
make their ears burn.
Foulard ls still In favor In the raw tints and
Nuts, oats and the oak apple are to be worn
on plain straw bats.
Chignons fall en cascade down the back and
ripple under waves of lace, which tumble in
chaotic confusion from the top ot ihe new flat
- Mixed roses are the prettiest diadems for
soirees, the dark damask, yellow and China
rose being the three preferred. All have a
trail for the chignon behind.
THE LABOR TROUBLES.
NKW YORK, Jone 16.
The sugar refiners of New York and Brook?
lyn have decided to suspend operations, and
have recalled all their available stocks to keep
the market from a corner. The manufacturers
at their meeting to-day resolved to go into a
lock which will deprive three thousand men of
THE YOUNO MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSO?
LOWELL, MASS., June 15.
San Francisco was ?/-?p??i* i?f, tne. ne*1
meeting of the Young Men's Christ an Associ?
ation Tho committee on resolutions made
their'report, the first resolution pronouncing
total abstinence a test for membership, and
the second declaring the use ol tobacco incon?
sistent with the highest type of Christianity.
The resolutions will be discussed this after?
noon. The rules were suspended and a dele?
gate read the r?solution, wblch caused euch
commotion yesterday, relative to the Bible in
public schools, and pledging the efforts of the
association to place lt in every Catholic fam?
ily. The newly appointed members ot the ex?
ecutive committee ol the Young Men's Chris?
tian Association are all New Yorkers.
At the afternoon session tbe prohibition of
the use of tobacco was finally left to discretion
of members, although the general feeling of
ihe meeting was ihai no good Christian would
use lt. A resolution was adopted making to?
tal abstinence a test of membership. An
amendment to the old rule of 1869, that the
word "temperance" be struck out and total
abstinence be substituted, waa passed,
_Coning gg* 0glga,
OFFICE OF CO?NTY AUDITOR,
CHARLESTON COUNTY, CHARLESTON. 8. 0.,
MAY 17, 1B72.-The attention of Dellnqoent Tax?
payers ls re-pee tinily invited to part of .Section
4th of "An Act to amend an Act entitled" an Act
providing for the Assessment and Taxation of
Property," passed september is, 1868, and all
Acts amendatory thereto. Approved Marou 12,
"SEC. 4. That all lands and real estate within
this State, whereupon, or In respect whereof, any
sam of money remains due or payable after Ute
sale provided tor in section 16, chapter 18, title 3,
of general s tata tea. or which are liable to be sold -
for, or on account or, any tax laid by or under
the authority of this state for State or Connor
purposes, In accordance with the provisions of
either of i he several acts, for the purpose or as?
sessing and levying taxes for the sapport of the
Government of the state, and or toe several conn* '
ties thereof, passed in the years 1868, i860.1870
and 1871, shall be exposed to sale, and sold tor
tbe payment of such taxes, and au penalties,
costs and charges thereon accrued, on the flrst
Monday In June, 1872, and from day to day there?
after, Sundays only excepted, until the whola
thereof shalt be sold, at the place or places, on
the terms and in the manner hereinafter provi?
ded; snch sale shall be by the Const j Treasurer of
each county, at the county seat, who shall expose
and oiler tho satd landa at pabilo sale; to be sold
and conveyed in fee simple without the right of.
redemption, for the payment thrreof; and the
county Auditor shall execute a warranty deed to
the purchaser." . - K
The following property will be sold at the Fire?
proof Building, corner-of Meeting and Chalmers
streets, THU DAT, J une 17th, 1872, at ia A. M., at
public outcry, and will continue from day to day,
Bampton, Hrs Ann, I860,1870, Honse and Lot, 4
Trodd at. ,
Sanders, Mrs S, 186S, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot, Bay
Sanders, Mrs S A, 1870, Boase and Lot, 45-Beres?
San gs ter. Mrs, 1870, House and Lot, 4 Smith at.
Savage, Hagar, 1868,1869, 1870, House and Lot,
109 Coming st.
Scha.h'.e, E F, 1870, Honse and Lot, 7 spring st
Schmidt, J H, 1870, House and Lot, 20 Hanover st.
Scriven, R E, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 8 Water
Sears, Wm, 1868, 1869,1870, Honse and Lot, 1 Lau?
rel st. . . r .
Sblrer, Mrs Harriet, 1868, 1869, 1870, House and
Lot. 70 Rutledge st.
Sloan, J K, 186j, 1869,1870, House and Lot, 1 Ann
Small, Charles, 1888, 1869, 1870, Honse and Lot,
Smith, Mrs H, 1868, I860, 187P, Boose and Lot, 4
Smith, Sarah, Eat. 1870, Vacant .Lot, Washington
st. ?.' , .-- -
Smlth, Quinton, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 10
Washington st. - ~ ?JJ .
Smyzer. MrB R, Trust^t,ii870,1871, Vacant Lot,
Strain, Margaret A P, 1868, mo, Boase and Lot.
18 King st. ^
St Andrew's society, isas, 1870, 187L Vacant Lot,
Broad st -
Surt?s, Estate Thomas, 1868,1869, 1870, 1871, Va?
cant Lot, 2 Friend st. . ,.
B?sdorf, G. 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, Vacant Lot, io
Hay ne ht.
Sutton, R L, 1869, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 18
Sylvester, Mrs R, 1870, House and Lot, 19 Ameri?
ca sc . , ....
Symni's, S A, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 89 Han?
Symmes, SA, 1870, 1871, Honse and Lot, 41 Han?
Symmes, S A, 1870, 1871, Honse and Lot, 47 Han- -
Taylor, MM, 1870, Vacant Lot, 30 Savage BC
Tennent Est Josiah, 1869, 1870, House and Lot,
Bay and Blake sta. ' -..
1 harlu, M E, 1868,1869, 1870, House and Lot, 68
Tharln, Mrs A 8, IMS, 1869,1870, House and Lot, '
81 America st,
Thewing, J c, Truit Est, 1870, Honse and Lot, 6
Thompson, Emily, 1870 House and Lot, 23 Colum?
Thompson, Thos, 1869, 1870, Honse and Lot, Lilly
Thorne, Rebecca, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 13
Thorne, John, 1868, 1869, 1870, mi. Honse and
Lot, 17 cannon st. .....
ggtffc Juna I"7" fffinp" T M MrtfLUwe
'nea orri ann, A -mooo, zoo?, ntw?-TWO??M
Lot, u Savage st.
Turnbull, Est ann B, 1870, 1871, Vacant Lot,
Turnbull, Wm M, 1870, Vacant Lot, Bogtfd st
Turnbull, Sidney," 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot, B.gard
Turnbull, Elliott, 1863, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot,
Turnbull. Elliott, 1868, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot,
Bogard BC o - -
Turnbull. Elliott, 11669, 1869, (.1870, Vacant Let
Vanderborst, O, 1870, 1871, Building, 2 OereePa
Vanderborst, O, 1870, 1871, Bollding, 6 Der ?era
Vanderborst, C, 1870, 1871, Building. 68 Morriu st.
SAMUEL L. BENNETT.
Janl7 County Andito?-. .
jflgniripal Noting. . .
?B- CITY HALL, OFF?OB CLERK OP
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, 8. C., JUNE 10,?87Z
Sealed estimates will be received at thia omeo
on til SATURDAY, 22d, at 12 M., for converting the
City Conn Room into Officers* Apartments, ac*
cording to plans and specifications u>Olty Engi?
neer's om ce. W. W. SIMONS,
Junl7-mws3 Clerk of Council.
???ESTIMATES WILL BK RECEIVED
until the 22d instant ror the famishing, fitting
and pating up Piping and nessary fixtures for
gas in the beef and small meat Markets. For
specifications and Information apply to the un?
dersigned. Security will be required.
. WILLIAM KIRKWOOD,
pt* MAIN GUARDHOUSE, OFFICE
OF CHIEF OF POLICE, CHARLESTON, ri. O,,
JUNE nth, 1872.-The attention or all persona
concerned ls hereby called to the fact, that on
and after the 16th Instant ail Bogs found going
atiarge will be killed.. JOHN C. MIN OTT,
j anil 8_ Chief of Police.
^.TREASURY OFFICE, CITY HALL,
CHARLESTON, S. C., JUNE 1ST, 1872.-Cf TY TAX
NOTICE.-This offloe will be open dally from 9 A.
M. to 2 o'clock P. M., to, and to include the 16th
Instant, for RECEIPT OF TAXES, and no langer,
without forfeit, upon that doe and unpaid that
Persons having interest becoming doe on CITY
STOCK, on the 1st or July, will be allowed to off.
set Buch against taxes If settled within the first
six days of Joly, during which time priority wm
be given such perrons tn payment; bat witera the
Interest ls insufficient to pay the tax doe, tifa-?
difference deficient most be paid on or before the
16th Instant, or pay forfeit thereon.
P. J. OOOQAN, City Treasurer.
The following Ordinance IB published for infor?
mation of all concerned:
A BILL TO RA IS 8 SOT PUSS FOB TH? FISCAL TSAR
IND Did 81ST DKCKMBHB, A. D. 1872.
Be it orddfned,by the Mayor and Aldermen ia
City Council assembled, and by the authority of
the same: _
SECTION 1. That the City Appraiser ls hereby
ordered and empowered to a-ue&s a tax of two
cents upon the dodar of the value of. all real and
personal property in the cuy of Charleston, ror
the purpose of meeting the expenses of the City
Government ror the current nscal year.
SEC. 2. The taxes assessed under this ordinance
shall be payable in four Instalments, that ls to
say: One-quarter thereof on or berore the first or .
April next; one-quarter thereof on or before the
fifteenth or Jone next; one-quarter -thereof on or
before the fifteenth or september next; oue-qnai -
ter thereof on or before the fifteenth of Decem?
ber next; Provided, that all persons that pay
their taxes in one instalment on or before the
first of March next shall be allowed a reduction
of five per cent.
??:tc. 3. That to any Instalment or a part of ?SA
Instalment remaining dne and unpaid after toa, -
designated respective days of paymert, the fol?
lowing penalty shall be added, that fas to say:
For the drat instalment or part of the same. If
paid on or before the day the second instalment
shall be doe, five per cent. For the second instal?
ment or part of the same,-and all arrears of the.
first Instalment, If paid on or before the day the
third Instalment shall be due, len percent. For
the i hi rd inst aiment or part ot the same, and all
aneara of the first and second insta menta, If
paid on- or before the day the fourth instalment
shall be doe, fifteen per cent For the fourth in?
stalment, and all arrears of the flrst, second and
third instalments, If the Baute shall not be paw
on or before the designated last day or payment,
TC? Ordinances *?^J?
nances In conflict with these present are nereo*