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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE BLUE RIDGE MttLION.
A PROMPT REPORT AND DECISIVE
. The City Council Joined as a Plaintiff
In the Salt Against the Blue Ridge
f Ring - miscellaneous Proceedings of
A regalar meeting of the City Council was
held last evening at five o'clock, with Mayor
.Wagener presiding, and Aldermen O'Neill,
Bowen, Garrelt, Kenny, . Voigt, Sweegan,
Glover, Johnston, Brown, Slmonds and Pelzer
A petition was received from Messrs. Alfred
Bernard, Henry Bl-ohoff. Bernard O'Neill, W.
Y. Leitch, John Kenny, John H. Houston, H.
. H. DeLeon, C. D. Ahrens, C.* Michaels, Charles
O. Witte and Samuel L. Bennett, urging the
Importance of rebuilding the burnt district
and other waste places in tte city, and urging
* a release from city tax'ja for five years upon
buildings erected within a certain specified J
I time. On motion of Alderman Sweegan, the
petitiqafwas referred jointly to the commit?
tees orj/asscBi raents and ways and means.
' A petition was received from Messrs. B. H.
Rutledge and W. G. DeSaussure, plaintiff's at?
torneys and special referees in the case of M.
G. Oakes, trustee of the estate ot S. B. Oakes,
against ?..F. Appleton, for a remission of the
city taxes for 1871, on account ot alleged over
" assessment and in Justice to the other credit?
ors of the estate, which ls insolvent. Referred
to the committee on retrenchment and relief.
A petition waa received from Charles Car
rere, agent for certain lots on Broad and
Friend streets lately purchased by the City
Connell, asking to have the taxes on said lots
A petition was received from Wm. Marscher
asking for permission to open the street to
make a connection with the street drain irom
the yard drain of his house Just erected on the
; north side of Queen street. At the suggestion
ol the Mayor, it was resolved to refer this
petition and similar petitions that may be re?
ceived in future to the Board of Health, with
power to act.
An opinion was received from the city at?
torney, submitting certain receut decisions of j
the Supreme Cour: upon the right ol benevo?
lent societies to exemption from city taxation,
and a report of a verdict against the city for
--damages from an open cellar door extending
across the sidewalk.
Mr. Corbin also submitted the following
opinion and report of his action under the re?
cent resolution cl' the City Council in regard
to its Interest In the Blue Ridge Railroad :
Korport of City Attorney Corbin,
-ir OFFICE OF CITY ATTORNEY, /
CHARLESTON, S. C., June 25, 1872. J
To Ute Mayor and Aldermen of the City of\
GENTLEMEN-I have considered the subject
j matter of the resolution passed by you at your
last meet i og, which resolves that the city attor?
ney be Instructed to report to the Connel1
what action ls necessary to protect the Inter?
est ol the city in the Blue Bldge Railroad, and
have to report :
That the Interest of the city In the Blue
Bldge Bailroad consists in the ownership of j
10,540 shares ol the capital stock of the com?
pany, for which the City Council has paid
$1,054,000. Th? rest of the stock, consisting of
about 13,500 "shares, formerly owjied by the
State, ls now supposed to be owned by a few
men by virtue of a pretended purchase from
the'State through the agency ol the sinking
fond commission. The validity cf this sale
has been seriously doubted as not within the
authority of the sinking fund commissioners,
and not properly confirmed by the Legisla?
ture; but however thia may be, the fact is un?
doubted that for all practical purposes now
the State has parted with its Interest in this
j slock, and lt is now in the hands of a few pri?
vate persona. These persons who have thus
got possession of the State's stock have there?
by more than half ot all the stock Issued by the
Blue Bldge Bailroad Company, and hence a
controlling influence in the management of j
In-?he resolution passed by you I regret j
that lt was not stated, by preamble or other?
wise, precisely what danger was apprehend?
ed to the interest of the city, and against
which a remedy ls sought, and thus reduce my j
reply to a mere question ol law or practice.
As lt ls, I am left to conjecture the evil aimed
at by you, and for that, if possible, to suggest
a remedy. I can but suppose that you have
reference to the charges made in the daily
newspapers against certain officers of the
road of fraudulently misappropriating the as?
sets and tunds of the road. My general
knowledge of the affairs ol this road, and of
some of the men into whose hands it appears
to have fallen, leads me to believe that what is
so generally charged has more or less of truth
In It, but how much or how little I do not
know, nor have I the means of knowing.
Several suits in this State aud New York
have recently been Instituted against the
company - by Its creditors, in which they
charge the most flagrant misappropriation
and embezzlement of the funds of the compa?
ny by the president, J. J. Patterson, and
Among others, one has been instituted by
John M. Mackay, complaining on behalf of I
himself and all other stockholders who shall j
come in and contribute to the support of the j
action. This complaint, after alleging numer?
ous misapplications and embezzlements of
funds of the company, prays among other [
things "that a receiver of the property aud ef?
fects of the said corporation be appointed to
collect, receive and take charge of said pro?
perty for the use and benefit of the stock?
holders of said company." This complaint ls
sustained by Oe affidavits of J. M. Mackay
and Thomas J. Steers. Now, my opln^f
ion as to this complaint (I mean
the substance of lt) ls, that If the
allegations are true, or half true, the
City Council, as a stockholder, ought at once
to take part In it as a party plaintiff. If lt be
true, as alleged, that hundreds of thousands
of the funds of the road have been and are ,
being applied to purposes and objects utterly
foreign to the purposes and objects indicated
lu the charter of the corporation, and this to
the neglect of honest creditors, there ls am?
ple ground for the intervention of a court,
and the appointment of a receiver, for the I
purpose of securing an hon pst administration
ot the aflairs of the compan. The direct and
proper remedy in such a case is, If lt
can be Invoked, for the directors to
at once suspend or remove the officers
guilty of the misapplication or embezzle?
ment of funds. Il this cannot be done, then
the stockholders should apply to the court for j
an injunction to prevent future diversions of
the funds of the company, and, if possible,
place all the property of the road in honest
and competent hand?. The City Council ia so
largely lntereated In this road as a stockhold?
er, I have thought best to file a petition in the j
case of Mackay, to be allowed to come in as a
party plaintiff, ?c., and an order making the
City Council party was taken belore Judge
Melton, at Columbia, yesterday. Io my Judg?
ment, assuming, of course, Hie truth of tho
allegations in the complaint, the placing of
this road In the hands of a receiver, honest
and capable, is the best way to protect the
Interest of I he City Council in the Blue Ridge
Railroad. Very respectfully,
D. T. CORBIN-, City Attorney.
On motion ol Alderman Voigt, the. opinion
was referred jointly tn the committees on
ways and means and railroads, with full pow?
er to take such action in the premises as they |
shall And necessary.
A petition was received from several far-1
mers on Charleston Neck, from Shepherd |
street to the city boundary, asking a reduc?
tion o? the assessments on their property,
which are claimed to be excessive and ruiu
OUB. Referred to tbe committee on retrench?
ment and relief.
The committee on retrenchment and relief
reported, through Alderman Bowen, upon the
petition of the Union Widows' Home, asking
thal the Institution be continued, and recom?
mended the granting of the petition for at J
least another year. Adopted.
Alderman Johnston, Irom the committee on
contracts, reported that two proposals had
been received for making the proposed alter?
ations In the city appraiser's and treasurer's
offices, one from George W. Egan at $2980,
and another from William Wallace at $3300:
The report was received as Information, and
The Mayor reported thal,'in view o? the ap?
proaching election, he had deemed it neces?
sary to make a small increase In the police
force under the authority invested In him by
the statutes, and that he had reappointed
Officer May upon the detective force.
Alderman Voigt called attention lo the
wretched condition ol some of the streets
through which the tracks of the Charleston
City Railroad were laid, and Inquired if the
railroad company were not required to keep
the roadway beiween their tracks in order.
He said that he had heard numerous com?
plaints from citizens of the condition of King
and Meeting streets, and had himself witnessed
accidents to light vehicles caused by the holes
and mts in the streets.
Alderman 8igwald gave an assurance that |
the matter should be attended to, and the
meeting then adjourned.
Groesbeclc Getting Ready to Retire.
CINCINNATI, June 25.
Groesbeck's friends have no idea that he will
allow the use o? bis name to embarrass the
A Brand-New Sachem.
NEW YORK, June 25.
Horatio Seymour has been made sachem ol
Renomination or a Congreslonal Car?
PORTSMOUTH, VA., June 26.
James H. Platt was to-day renominated for
Congress by tbe Republics ti Convention ot the
Second District of Virginia.
A GALE IX ENGLAND.
Serious ?lsaaten in tlie Midlum! Coun?
LONOOV, June 25.
The storm which prevailed yesterday alter
noon wan most severe In the Midland counties j
where, at some points, the fury of tbe tempest
was without precedent. The storm was par?
ticularly destructive in Staffordshire. In the
Town of Stafford, the station of the London
and Northwestern Railway and a number o?
other buildings were unroofed by the winds
and completely wrecked. Many build I uga and
treec, at other points, were struck by light- j
nlng. In that portion of country lying be?
tween the towns o? staff .-ru and Wolverhamp?
ton the crops were prostrated a?d destroyed.
THE MEXICAN REBELS ENTRENCHING.
MATAHORAS, June 25.
Trevino is entrenching at Monterey with four J
thousand men, while eight thousand govern?
ment troops are approaching. A decisive but?
tle ls expected.
THE LOOKOUT IN ENGLAND.
LONDON, June 25.
The Times, commenting on the lookout ol
various building craftsmen, some twenty thou?
sand In number, Bays: The Inevitable result
of trade disputes ls an inevitable Increase In
the prices of the products with which England
supplies the world, and that the consequent
loss to England will make coal and iron dear,
and that In consequence England will loose
the advantage of her resources and products.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-A New York ooy five years old was shock?
ingly mutilated by a leonard lo Central Park.
-Peter Cooper, ot ' York, condemns
the strikes, and has contributed nothing to
-The government and Frank D. C. Mood's
stores, In Mllwaukle, were struck by light- j
nlng and totally destroyed. LOBB $145,000.
-A letter from Major-Geheral Schofield,
dated May 20tn, reports the Kiowas are on a
raid In Texas to release Satanta and Big Tree.
-The commissioner of Internal revenue
declines to test In tbe courts tbe constitution?
ality ot the tax on the New York Central Rail?
road scrip, and will seize the property ll' Hie
lax be not paid.
THE CHARLESTON NEWS.-We had the pleas?
ure of a visit, yesterday, from W. E. Simmons,
Jr., agent for THE CHARLESTON NEWS, who.
comes among our citizens in the interest ol'
that excellent journal. THE NEWS :S one of |
our most valued exchanges, and we cheerfully
commend lt as among the most enterprising
and best managed dallies In the South.
MORE ARRESTS-ONE MAN 8HOT.-Deputy
Marshal Maloney, of Newberry, with a posse
or file of soldiers, made a raid upon the resi?
dence or Mr. John Blease, In Edgefleld Coun?
ty, near Saluda Old Town, Sunday night, to
arrest some parties charged with violation of
the enforcement act. Thew were four In all- f
Tallaferro Perry, D. M. Ward, John J. Barr
"hod another. Perry was captured without in
Jury, John J. Barr was seriously wounded
while attempting to get away, and tbe other
two escaped.-Columbia Phoenix.
DRINKING WATER.-Drinking wine ls a habit ;.
so ls dunkin.' spirits, ale, cider, coffee and
waler. The last ls thought a necessity; but to
drink much ls s habit. Some people drink lit?
tle-not because their constitutions require
less than others; il is their habit. These peo?
ple never perspire so much as those who drink
more. The more that ls drunk, the more wa?
ter passes away, or the sj stein would suffer.
As it ls, Ihe strain affects it. The skin, the
kidneys, bowels, lungs, all a?-? drawn upon.
The result ls, as may be naturally expected,
exhaustion. For this reason, the man who
drinks much water, particularly during the
summer and in the hottest weather, ls leBs
able lo endure fatigue. The water is of no
benefit to him-that ia, the excess, it must
pass away, and ibis requires au effort of the
system, which ls the sweating process. Hail
he not used the excess ol water, he would not J
have perspired BO; it would not have been
there for the system to expel. It is a habit to
drink water so much; a false thirst is created.
We should drink only what is needed. The
habit of drinking more will soon be overcome,
and the person will leel much stronger, -..nd
more capable of bearing tatigue. lu winter,
little fluid Is needed beyond what our food
furnishes; in summer, some more, but not J
THE CARNIVAL OF SOUND.
MUSICAL Sl'CCESSES AXI> FAILURES
OF THE BOSTON FESTIVAL.
?The Jubilee Aesthetically Considered?
An Incomprehensible Medley- The
Phenomenal Voice of Lent ner- About I
the Mighty Chorus, and what Abt J
Thinks of it.
[From the New York World ]
BOSTON, June 19.
The musical part o? the Peace Jubilee has
now been developed sufficiently to enable one
to judge of Its osthetic merits. Let me say
then in review that, it presents to the musi?
cian or the critic one ot the most Incompre?
hensible rr dleys of successes and failures
that he was ever called to express an intelli?
gent opinion upon. On Monda}' the opening
performance of "Old Hundred" promised a
new order of dynimics for the chorals an- j
nounced. But on the second day the mal- [
treatment of the British anthem and the fall?
ing off in the power ol the chorus in its treat?
ment of the chorals from the oratorios betok?
ened disaster. "Old Hundred" was an
event; "God save the Queen" was mag?
nified imbecility and chaos. The
"Rlenzl" overture, played by the enor?
mous orchestra with more strings and brass
than were ever before brought together, waa
remarkable for Hie new effects wrought solely
by the aggregation of instruments. The
"Tannhauser" overture to-day was unwieldy
dissonance. The soloists are similarly situ?
ated. Herr Bendel, the pianist, who pounds
the instrument as kitchen maids do steak lo
make lt eoCt and tender, and was purposely
provided with an Iron-clad Instrument lu
wh'ch every quality had been sacrificed to j
Impregnability, vainly shook hie .maV<"<c
locks over ibo keyboard. And Goddard, one
ol the mast classical, or remaps I should say
one of the moat d&creeflj melodious or per?
formers, barely secured u reception, and was
not even recalled. Bendel proved a tumultu?
ous failure, though he ls unquestionably an
artist o? the spasmodic excellence, and God- J
dard naturally enough feels chagrined at I
being set down among anvils and guns
and bilden pipe sweetly. But the com?
paratively unknown (at least unknown
here) soprano, Mme. Pescbka-Leutner,
won a magnificent triumph, and be?
came the star of the jubilee. Her phenome
nal voice is.exactly the prize which Americans
go mad over. Were it possible for her io ex?
tend her visit Into a starriog lour throughout
the large cities, I believe she would win more
money than is io possession of the monarch
who retains her services at a salary. If you
will Imagine a magnificent-looking woman,
with a voice not only extending three octaves
Irom register to register, but possessing in its
lower and middle notes some of that wonder
lul capacity lor which Calalanl was noted, and
who executes all the runs and cadenza?, and
even the staccato floratun; with which Carlot
ta Patti amazed us, yon will seo Leutner.
Here, then, was a great success belcnging
pxclusively to the Jubilee and labelled In view
Ol'all managers and o. en-eared agents, "Hands
off." But this success was surrounded with
failures. R?dersdorf!", who undertook to slog
the "Inflammattie," stabbed the eight thous?
and wit h l'aise notes and strained herself be-j
yond endurance to fill the void of the Coli?
So lt was with the chorus. Here they were
grand and there they were grotesque. Now lt
was stupendous and now it was hammer and
tongs. In the chorus from Costa's "EU" they
were not only kept well In hand, but really
gave to the composition some of the character |
the composer intended. In the British an?
them the tiumeasured^elements that bad been
summoned rebelled. The ocean of chorus
rose up against Itself. The big organ stood on
the defensive, and the conductor shook his
wand supplicatlngly In ull directions like a
civil officer appealing to a mob. But it was
vain. The enormous enginery ol this sturm
could nor be righted in a t wi uleling. The wind
blew and the rain ot voices iel1, the sopranos
welled over In unmanageable billows,
and the basses dashed themselves in thun?
derous fury against the beetling organ,
and lor a moment the grand efforts ot the
man who had invoked this dreadful monster
seemed not unlike those of Dame Parting?
ton with her broom, when she undertook to
regulate the Atlantic. But,*on the other
hand, Strauss has been a success, and two or
three ol the oratorio selections were powerful
and proper. To continue the schedule, the
operatic music was the most defiantly Improp- J
er and unoperatic that I ever heard. We I
might pardon the dally throes ot the anvil
chorus, excited for no other purpose than to
exhibit the Boston firemen, but when lt. came
lo Meyerbeer's grand neena, that magnificent
"Benediction of the Poulards," thau which
there has been written no concerted piece BO
fraught with the intensity of human passion,
and so involved In its exquisite portrayal of
conflicting emotions, we could hardly pardon
the temerity which put lt into the mouths of I
rural choristers, and exhibited lt jangled [
and colorless like a noisy congr national
chant. Dramatic music, written up to a par?
ticular situation, cannot be treated In this
herding manner. It ls true lhere was
a reserve of voices for these special pieces
called a musical bouquet, which bouquet was
culled from the amateur parterres of the
whole Union. But lt was demonstrated that
a bouquet could no more sing this emotional
music with the spirit that alone gave lt ex?
cuse for existence than a rainbow could ride
a circus horse. The best thing they could do
was to go through the motions. Failure also
beset the pet Idea of having Abt'M sentimental
ditty, "The Swallows," sung by the twenty
thousand. It wouldn't be suug in that way,
and even If lt had consented, everybody knew
that it would be much belter done by a solita?
ry young lady in a back parlor ou a moonlight
evening in autumn. The worthy German song
writer himself conducted Its performance.
The chorus got up to look at him, and the au?
dience stood on their seats, and lifter all per?
haps they were satisfied. But musically lt was
an unsentimental, unnatural and ungraceful
performance, and the singers themselves ap- J
peared lo take but Utile interest In lt.
I spoke to Abt about lt afterward*. He
shrugged his shoulders and smiled, and tried
to convey to me by the corner of his eye thai,
he thought it was grand "hoom-poog." And I
dare say it wa?. So you will see that the fail?
ures and successes are evenly mixed in the
programme. The effects sought to be ob?
tained by the monster chorus are problemati?
cal at best. The best authorities are not sure
that the increase of majesty in an extraordi?
nary number of volees compensates the loss of I
accuracy and delicacy. They are pretty
well convinced, however, that increase ot
numbers does not give increase of power.
The increase is always In qnalltv, not In
strength, and they agree that there are only cer?
tain forms and kinds of compositions which
can be safely entrusted to such choruses. The
projectors of the Peace Jubilee seem to think
that anything which can be appropriately sung
by one voice can be appropriately sung by
twenty, thousand concertedly. This is a mis?
take as big as the Coliseum Itself-nay, bigger;
lt ls the size of Boston.
There Is. however, another feature of this
musical entertainment which, by reason of its
novelty and Individual excellence no less than
the national prejudice to which it appeals, has
proved ot' great interest. I refer to the foreign
military bands. But here the music is so en- J
velopeu tn purely hospitable buncombe that it j
is hard to separate it. The Grenadier Guard
band and the German band are both excellent
martial troupes, and their visit will, I trust, be
beneficial to our own noisier and less sympa?
thetic companies. They, however, offer noth?
ing new in their composition; meir instru?
ments and tho proportion of them are not un?
like those ol our best bands, but In the use of I
the Instruments they are ahead ol' us. There J
are many virtuosi in both the loreign compa?
nies. Here they could not be sustained in the
same positions except as solo performers.
The enthusiasm attending tne performances
ol these military visitors ls a conspicuous cir?
cumstance In Itself entirely disconnected from
t he musical excellence. They fire tho popular
heart with their red-hot uniforms rather than
With their Instruments. The ail-compassing
hospitality of the Yankee effervesces much
more noisily than his admiration. And
here let me remark that I never saw, and pro?
bably never will see again, auch a provincial
audience as here assembles. It becomes en?
thusiastic at the slightest provocation. It
jumps upon the Beats, chorus and all, to see I
the foreign pianist and singer and band. No
sooner does Mme. Leutner or Goddard appear
far back by the organ, wending her or his way
, ~e'r?PJi tllaQ UP spring the20,000, craning
their 20,000 necks and straining to overlook
each other with an eagerness ?int discloses
their despair of ever being able to see another
artist without paying for lt. It is tbe same
way with the audience. Its avidity ol curiosi?
ty Is absolutely rude, and noiulog so clearly
shows Its rural origin.
The pulse of Boston is much lower than on
Monday. The chorus is still seen in the street
drinking ginger beer and staring into the
shop windows, but there is less excitement.
The distinctive features ot lue Jubilee have
been exhausted, and how lt can be made to
pull through another week Isa mystery to me.
It ls true the tatal mistake of putting up the
price beyond the lrugal disposition of the
average Yankee is to be corrected. From
$5 ihey will come down to $3 and$2, but It will
be lor the "leavings." The only tireless per?
son connected with the business is the chorus
singer. "It must be very fatiguing," I said
to her yesterday, "sitting lor six or eight
hours a day on those hard seats singing at the
top of your voice."
"Tiresome !" she exclaimed, wllh defiant
astonishment lighting up her pale, sharp face.
"Pshaw ! it's meat and drink tome !"
And I doubt not she will go back to her
quiet Cape Cod home, and to future genera?
tions of sharp, pule-laced singers of lier own
she will relate with maternal pride how she
and Strauss and Webll and the rest of'em
celebrated for the world Us universal peace,
while the rest ol world went on strengthening
Itself for universal war.
THE GRAND CENTRA I, AND EUROPEAN \
A writer In Harpers, in a somewhat leng?
thy article, proves the superiority ol Ameri?
can over European hotels. I
Charles Dickens upon his last visit to this
country, having formerly dipped his pen. In
sarcasm, wrote again to tell us that we had
few rivuis In our hotels. European hotels,
however, undoubtedly have many peculiar
merits. A few of these have hitherto been
adapted here on a small seule.
But lt has remained lor H. Lyman Powers,
of New York, willi a master mind and a liberal
hand, to combine all the besi features of both
systems upon the grandest scale the world
has ever witnessed. The result has beeu the
Grand Central Hotel, on Broadway, New
New York. Its palace portals are now lami?
nar to travellers ot ail nations.- It has been
called a wonder of the nineteenth century.
The Maiden's Dream, In Balie's beautiful
opera ol Hie "Bohemian Girl," "I Dream't
that I Dwelt in Marble Halls," has, no doubt,
been fully realized by scores of pretty mai?
dens who have thronged Its marble halls and
corridors. Tho newspapers of the country
have exhausted columns in describing miles
of rich carpetings, acres ol elegaut furniture
and various other features, but all cannot be
told In a newspaper article. It needs the ex?
perience ot lamlliarliy to fully appreciate Us
The most practical feature, however, Is that
Mr. Powers at the start placed his charges
below that of other first-class hotels, and
made a dollar per day difference between the
upper rooms and the lower floors, thus offer?
ing the advantages of the largest and finest
hotel in the world at rates less than those In?
ferior or second-cla?B hotel J. We call this the
very ne plus ultra of hotel management.
THE STOKES DEADLOCK.
NEW YORK. June 25.
Of Hie many Jurors culled on stokes's trial,
to-day, there was not one who had not Impres?
sion, opinion, bias or prejudice. The Jury,
when completed, will be much more intelli?
gent than on uny murder trial bere for years,
so much ls due to the new jury law passed
last winier, which does not exclude for having
an opinion or impression. No more jurors
were ob: ai ned in the Stokes case at noon.
TBE RAILROAD HOLOCAUST.
BELLEVILLE, June 25.
The coroner's jury find that the accident
was purely accidental. The track was In good
condition, and the engineer was a sober, effi?
cient and careful officer, and died at his post.
Many more ol the victims ofihe disaster are
TOBACCO UNDER TRANSPORTATION
ROND. . ?
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WASHINGTON, D. C., June 25.
The commissioner ol' internal revenue has
decided that tobacco arriving in a collection
district under transportation bond since June
C, for which warehousing bond has not been
giveu, may be reiurned to the jaciory and the j
bond cancelled, or held by the collector on
trnusnorr.nl lou bond lill July 1, and said bond
cancelled by the payment of HIP lax of twer.ly
cents by stamps Immediately affixed and can?
THE WEAT HEB THIS DAT.
j+ WASHINGTON, Jnne 25.
Northerly to westerly winds and clear j
weather will prevail very generally on Wed?
nesday over the Bouih Atlantic'and Middle
States;northerly lo easterly winds, backing to
easterly, and norlherly and clearing weather
for New England by or ou Wednesday morn?
ing; clear and partially cloudy weather and
li?nt to fresh winds from the Gulf to the Ohio
Valley, and thence- to Lake Erle and ihe up?
per lake region. Increasing cloudiness, fresh
to brisk winds, and possibly, for the North
west and Missouri, brisk easterly winds will
probably prevail to-night from New Jersey to
Yesterday's Weather Reporta of th?
Signal Service, U. S. A.- -i.47 P. ML,
Chicago, III.. ..
NOTE.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber or commerce nt io o'clock A. M., and
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ahip
maaters at any lime during the day.
THE NEW YORK VEGETABLE MARKET.-The
Dally Bulletin, of Monday, June 24, says :
Potatoes are quiet at the large decline no?
ticed yesterday. In vegetables peas are not
so plenty and held a shade higher. Our quota?
tions for potatoes are In bulk; In shipping or?
der 50c per bbl must be added. Bermudas are
held at. $7 50a8 from docs;. New Southern
$2 50. We quote, old ns follows: $1 25al 50 per
barrel for Peuchblows; 50ca$l per bbl. for
Bartv Rose; 50a$l for Early Goodrich; 50ca$l
per barrel tor Jackson whites; $lal 25 for
Prince Alberts. In vegetables we quote green
peas, Long Island, two bushel baga $1 75a2;
Spinach 75c per bbl. Bermuda tomatoes 80a
00c per box; do. onions $1 50al 75 per crate.
Rhubarb $2 per 100 bunches. Lettuce $1 25a
1 50 per 100. Cucumbers 50ca$l 25 per
craie; do. Norfolk, half barrel crates $3a
3 50. Summer squash, per crate, $lal 60.
New turnips $1 75a2 per 100 bunches. New
cabbages, Southern. $2a2 50 per bbl; do. Jer?
sey, $7a8 per 100. Strinir beans $3 per bbl.
Green onions $1 per 100 bunches. Beets,
Jersey $8; do. Norfolk. $4 per 100. Caull- |
flowers, good, $3 per dozen. Southern to?
matoes $3 ai per crate.
A SOUTHERN SENSATION.
A POETESS BEATEN BT THE DIVORC?
ED WIFE OF HER HUSBAND.
Strange History of a HamUome Virago
-Her Desperate Attempts at Assassi?
[Prom the New Oileans Times, Jane is.j
Yesterday morning, while Mrs. A. M. Hol?
brook was engaged at her toilette, No. 208
Constance street, she became conscious tbat
some one had entered her apartment, and,
turning to observe the visitor, was Instantly
fired upon- by a well-dressed woman, standing
In the door.
Horror stricken at the evident attempt at
assassination, Mrs. Holbrook faced her assail?
ant, and aller the discharge of a second shot
succeeded in clutching the weapon. The two
women struggled lor some seconds, and the
pistol at length dropped upon the floor. The
would-be murderer seized a quart bottle o?
bay rum, which was standing on the bureau,
and began beating Mrs. Holbrook with lt over
the head. It was quickly shivered in a hun?
dred pieces, and the infuriated woman, snatch?
ing a China vase from the mantelpiece, con?
tinued the attack.
The report of the pistol attracted the atten?
tion of an aged colored cook, who gave the
alarm, and a white servant named Mary rush?
ed to the rescue. She seized the assailant,
(who proved to be Jennie Bronson, the di?
vorced wife of Mr. Holbrook,) from behind,
and the present Mrs. Holbrook, succeeding in
extricating herself, rustled out of the house.
The attack created the wildest excitement,
the servants left lu a body, and In probably
less than live minutes Jennie Bronson held
Flushetkvvlih triumph, the woman at once
commenced a wholesale attack on the furni?
ture. Mlrrortvjjictures and armolr glasses
were shivered Inro-^rn*, ana whatever arti?
cles of Jewelry that coutte found lu the se?
cond floor were scattered uhouvin the wildest
contusion. Descending to the gruida,g0CTi
she procured au axe from the kitchen atm-t^
sumed the work of destruction. A china
closet, containing, apparently, two barrels
full o? dishes ana cut glassware, was com?
pletely stripped of Its contents, and the pro?
miscuous heap was beaten Into fragments
upon the hall floor. A sideboard containing
castors, silver-service and wineglasses, shared
the eame fate. The glased doors of several
bookcases were knocked into smithereens,
and the dial plate of a handsome clock broken
to fragments, the sounding board of a new
piano smashed to pieces, and a portrait of Mr.
Holbrook hurled from Its place on the wall
and cut to Bh reds.
Mrs. Holbrook, whom tho doctor found to be
quite lal nt lr om loss oi blood, presented a
most deplorable picture. The unhappy lady
had received a deep gash in Iront of the fore?
head where the hair Joins lr, one an Inch lung
on the left ol the head and a similar wound on
the right of I he head. The top ls also badly
bruised. Her hair was completely matted
witb blood, and at fl ret her garments fairly
streamed with gore. He found no difficulty In
checking the flow of blood, and believes that
although Mrs. Holbrook will suffer great pain
lor several days, she ls not lu any great dan?
Jennie Bronson reached the eily from New
York yesterday mornlntr, and at once secured
a room at Wade's Upper City hotel at the cor?
ner of Magazine and Jackson streets. Ina
conversation with a well-known gentleman on
board the train on Sunday, she ls said to have
remarked In a wild way, "I do not expect to
be alive twenty-four hours from this time."
The handsome, and by no means unculti?
vated, cause of the above terrible misfortune
was met by Mr. Holbrook during the war, and
being of a social disposition, and apparently
ready to receiver the attentions of gentlemen,
his advances were encouraged. They travel?
led together, became Intimate, and at length
Jennie Bronson went North. Mr. Holbrook
met her again at the New York hotel during a
summer tour, and tho Intimacy was resumed.
She then represented herself as a widow, and
the daughter of an eminent attorney. When
Mr. Holbrook was about leaving New York
she sent for him to her room, and demanded
that he should murry ber. Upon his refusing,
Jennie swallowed an immense dose of lauda?
num, and lying down, calmly informed him
that she had but two hours to live. A physi?
cian was sent for, but she refused utterly lo
permit a stomach pump to be applied, and so
worked upon the feelings ot'a naturally credu?
lous gentleman, that be at length consented.?A
priest lound conveniently near was summoned,
the ceremony was performed, a stomach pump
was applied and the woman recovered. That
day Mri Holbrook, after making liberal appro?
priations for her support, left for New Orleans,
lt being agreed that she should remain in New
York. He had not been long lu the city when
Mrs. Holbrook, selling her furniture, came
South. She stopped ut Havana, and anally,
greatly to Mr. Holbrook's surprise, reached
here, and taking rooms at the St. Charles,
summoned him to her presence. A series o?
violent quarrels, In which he was maltreated
In the grossest manner, was very shortly after?
ward the .esult ot their meeting, and Mr. H.
was compelled to seek a private lodging. She
ferreted him out, entered his apartment, cut
np his clothes, and In tact acted so maliciously
that proceedings lor a divorce were Instituted. '
A reconciliation followed; and, in another
quarrel, she went lo his house on Hevla street,
broke the mirrors and furniture, and when
the man In charge of lt attempted to eject her,
she blt him so severely that to this day he
bears the marks ol' her teeib.
There was another r?conciliation and then
another quarrel in the edlforlal room of the
Picayune, In which Mr. Holbrook was severely
bitten. Proceedings for divorce were agalu
ins LI tu ted, but when the time came to trial the
litigants were off on a bridal tour and it was
dismissed. So the maller went on for years,
and finally, In consideration of certain emolu?
ments, she left forever.
? They met again at the North, where Mrs.
Holbrook, conspicuous as ihe beat dressed
woman ot the resort, again attracted her hus?
band, and both returning to the city went lo
housekeeping. They lived peaceably together
for some time, but the trouble again breaking
out a few months ago, suit for divorce was In?
stituted in the Eighth District Court. Upon
being served with the process Bhe wrote a
contemptuous reply to Ihe plaintiff's attorneys,
(Motte ? Semines,) which was filed, and then
went North. Judgment was rendered In Mr.
Holbrook's favor, and about a month ago he
got married. *
Jennie Bronson Is thedaughterof an oyster
man doing business near Harlem, New York.
While separated irom Mr. H. she amused her?
self by writing squibs for the newspapers,
and, we believe, at one time succeeded In en?
tering the Hotel Dieu as a Bister of charity.
She is a handsome, stormy woman, with Jaws
like a tigress, a fine figure, and at times most
The present Mrs. Holbrook Is not only an
estimable lady, bul one of Southland's sweet?
est poets, and under the norn de plume Pearl
River ls known the length and breadth ol the
land. A large circle of sincere friends truly
sympathize with her in this trying hour, and
will watch with no feigned anxiety for her
Hotel Arrivals-June ?35.
W. W. Cloud, Doko; W. W. Rawls, Rldge
vllle; W. H. McKarter, Maryland; E. 8. Terry,
New York; J. -W. Valentine and wile, New
Jersey; Mrs. E. White, Florida; W. S. Ulsey,
George's Station ; J. Devine, Georgetown; Mrs.
M. C. Brown, Mrs. W. A. Perkins, S. A. Tor
lay, P. B. Mouzon, South Carolina.
P. Venman, Wilmington, N. C.; J. A. Selby,
H. S. Johnson, Columbia; M. P. Carroll, Au?
gusta; John C. Winder, North Carolina; Wm.
P. Fenny, Boston; S. 0. Gillett, Augusta; D. P.
Grlfflin, Aiken; W. A. Perry, New York ; L. E.
Johnson, City; Geo. Floyd, New York; Wm.
M. Hall, Connecticut; Mrs. M. E. Ross, E. J.
O'Connor, Augusta; Rev. A. J. Hartley, South
Carolina; G. W. Babb, Jr., Boston; W. H. Ged?
dings, W. W. Hunting, Aiken; E. T. Cowdrey,
Boston; V. Smith, Long Island,
THE PALMETTO GUARD RIFLE CL\
This popular corps have determined tl
their approaching anniversary shall be spi
j in a manner beiUUng their name and ian
and will leave Mount Pleasant, the beal
j track ol "ye ancient marooner," for the r
torie shores where Ashley's waters glide. 1
change bas met with general favor; and shoi
"Old Probabilities" prescribe the weat!
wished for by the club, this maroon can
already voted a success. The crack shots ha
been outfor days past making desperate effo
for centres, and visions of silverware, med
and plumes have occupied their sleep!
thoughts. To gratify these aspirations of t
rising marksman, the commiltee of arrana
menls have offered the following prizes 1
the occasion :
First, the company medal, an honored re
of the Palmetto Guard, and presented to thc
tn lani, by the ladles of Charleston. The s<
ond, third and fourth prizes will be respe
hjrely a heavy silver ladle, a silver ice-pltcm
and a silver butter-knife and spoon. The
articles can be seen at the Jewelry estawii
ment of Mr. James Allan. In addition to t
regular prizes a sliver goblet will be shot fi
and an old member of the club has promis
two handsome prizes, ono for the Benedlc
and one for single members of the clubs Th<
character ls not to be known until the at
plcions day; and as the married and sing
men about rank each other, a lively curios!
has been engendered,
The Palmettoes will meet at Archer's Ha
on Saturday morning, at half-past six o'cloc
and with their Invited guests and detacbmec
of the Washington Light Infantry and Sumt
Birle Clubs, leave Accommodation wharf ?
the Pilot Boy, at seven, for the Ashley Riv?
The programme will be to visit the diff?re
points of interest, and then the company w
land at the Palmetto Phosphate Works for te
get exercise and general enjoyment, A bal
jp lisle has been engaged, and a flrst-cla
cator^r^jijja in attendance; and the comm
tee ol arrang? rn? uj^wiil. spare no effort
make the day memorable Mn^no annals of tl
club and the recollections of their guewa. (
the return home lt ls expected to reach Soul
ern wharf by five P. M., where the maroone
will be met and escorted around the Batte
and through the streets by the Washlngtt
Light Infantry and Sumter Rifle Clubs. T!
ladles have signified their intention to form
principle feature on this parade, and "ey
iront'' will be a difficult order to execu
adown that line.
There ls a legend that after the para<
cometh-something, to fill up the hiatus, <
the principle that nature abhors a vacuui
but this is for the escort to affirm or deny.
THE KNIGHTB OF PYTHIAS.
For the information of members of the ord
of Knights of Pythias in this city and Stat
we extract the following from a press re po
ot the proceedings of the Supreme Lodg
Among the many changea made and lav
passed at [he recent session, the following a
appended as the most Important :
The matter of procuring unliorms is not cot
pulsory upon the members. Each lodge hi
the right to uniform or not.
A drill manual bas been adopted, which cs
be procured from the supreme scribe. ,.
The grand chancellor or Grand' Lodge rn
the right to grant dispensations for or adm
a maimed person or one under twenty-oi
years of age.
The "kneeling" is stricken irom the rltua
and "standing" substituted.
A lodge may meet, but cannot perform wot
unless their dispensation or chart ls in th
The order of last session requiring lodges t
meet weekly was rescinded, and one adopte
giving grand chancellors the power to grat
dispensations to hold semi-monthly meeting!
No appeal can be entertained by the St
prenne Lodge from a subordinate lodge witt
out the consent cl the Grand Lodge from whoi
the appeal is made.
All laws and enactments of the Suprem
Lodge go into effect Immediately after thei
promulgation by the grand chancellor or Gran
Lodge, and not until then.
From the report of the growth of the ordei
it would appear that no order ever institute
In America has grown so rapidly as th
Knights of Pythias :
- On December 31,1864, this order numbera
only three lodges and seventy-eight members
One year later, another lodge and flfty-tw
members were added to the roll. The orde
then shot forth like a blazing meteor, and to
day lt adorns thirty-five States, two Terrltc
rles, two provinces in Canada, and the Sand
wich Islands, numbering one thousand am
sixty lodges and one hundred and seventeei
thousand members, within a period of oni;
eight years. The supreme scribe, in his re
port, truthf ully says :
"Journals do not get the support they ough
lo have, and lt should become the duty o
every knight interested In the welfare ot th?
order to see that its literature is upheld am
disseminated among*' the brethren. To th?
press of this country we owe much as an or
der. In our early struggles lt proved a power
lui friend, and to-day ls a strong ally. Burel;
the 'pen ls mightier than the sword;' and li
works of friendship, charily and benevolence
the truth of the adage is more forcibly impr?ss
ed upon our minds."
In Charleston there are tour lodges'of th?
order In successful operation, with a member
ship numbering five hundred.
THE COURTS YESTERDAY.
United States Court.
In the District Court, belore Judge Bryan
yesterday, In the matter of Solomon C. Har
mon, on the petition of John A. and H. G
Harmon, the 17th day of July next was ap
pointed as the time to continue the hearing oi
The petition of Susan Wltkowsky, creditor,
to establish a Hen against the estate of Wltkow?
sky & Hyums, bankrupts, was referred to Geo.
D. Bryan, Esq., to examine Into the facts and
In the matter of Leander A. Bigger, bank?
rupt, the amendments to the specifications ol
Mitchell Jacobs, creditor, were read, and the
case was ordered to be placed on the docket
for trial at the October term of this court.
The court then adjourned until ten o'clock
The State Court.
In the Common Pleae, before Judge Gra?
ham, yesterday, the following cases were dis?
A. H. Brown vs. Kirkpatrick Sc Witte. The
Jury being unable to agree- a mistrial was or?
I B. Burgh Smith vs. Isaac S. K. Bennett.
Verdict for the defendant.
Chlsolm Brothers vs. Bobert Fishburne. Re?
ferred to the Judge, who decreed for the plain?
tiff two hundred and alxty-slx dollars and
thirty-two cents, with interest from the 30th
James Dobbin vs. J. P. M. Epping. Action
for damages lor breaking into plaintiff's trunk
and searching same. Verdict for the plaintiff
for five hundred dollars.
The following cases are fixed for trial to?
day: Reeder vs. Ullmer;Toomervs. Humbert,
executor; Bernard vs. Cri mm all; Pritchard,
trustee, vs. Irby; Dowling Sc Co. vs. Padget;
Strahan vs. Street Brothers Sc Co.; Small <t Co.
vs. Street Brothers Sc Co.; Korn?hren a vs.
.?- . .
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Conveyance? ot Charleston Property
Recorded During the Past Week.
February 2, 1672, St. Phillp street, w. a.,
one lot, Wm. Harral to Marla Bell... .$ 800
March 8,1872, corner Hudson and Meet?
ing streets, one lou W. 0. Desaussure,
re te ree, lo Agnes Milnor.8,600
March 14, 1872. East Bay street, w. a.,
one lor, H. H. DeLeon, referee, to G.
V. Anker. .6,400
May 6, 1872. Washington. street, w. a.,
one lot, sheriff ol Charleston County
to Louisa M. Horlbeck.
May 27, 1872. Beresford street, n. e., one
lol. Lewis Sanders to F. E. Wilson... 360
May 28, 1872. Corner Anson and Gulg
nard streets, one lot. Wm. H. Tres?
co t et al to Bernard O'Nel ll. 700
May 31, 1872. Corner Lynch and Monta?
gue streets, one lot. Wm. L, Mowry
to E. h. Halsey.:. 2,400
I June 3, 1872. Amherst street, s. a., one
lot 46 by 200, sheriff of Charleston
County to James Rahal 1.2,286
j June 3, 1872. Ferry Blip, Queen street,
sheri ff of Charleston County to Dur?
yea & Cohen. 300
ne 12, 1872. Nassau street, w. a., one
lot, Louisa McVick-ar to Ann McKee
I June 17, 1872. Lamboll street, w. s.. one
lot. Edward Lowndes to Arthur Barn?
June 18, 1872. Magnolia Cemetery, lot
No. 1146, Magnolia Cemetery Compa?
ny to feimpson Adkins. 12?
June 18, 1872. Savage street, w. e., one
lot,A. F. Black to D.'L. Glen, Jr..... 760
Jone 18, 1872. St. James Goose Creek,
tract, Daniel F. Baxter to John C. :
? June 22, 1872. Farm near Charleston .and
lot on King street, Michael Darcy to *
saMTHE BELATlVES, FRIENDS AND
acquantanccea of Mr. and Mrs. BEN J. J. PAR?
KER, of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Miller, and of Mr.
George L Parker, and the members of the cen -
t ai Church, are respectfully invited to attend
the Fnneral Services of the former, at the Cen?
tral church, THIS AFTXBNOON, at 4 o'clock.
/?-THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances ot Mr. and Mrs. JAMES D. Q AH?
DEN, and or hts brothers John and Robert, are
respectfully invited to attend Ohe Fanerai Servi?
ces of the ronner, at his late residence, No. 64
'Merris street, at 6 o'clock THIS AFTXBNOON.
i?- GRANT AND WILSON RATIFICA
ITION MEETING.-Those persons desiring to par?
ticipate la the Ratification Procession and Mass
Meei lag TO-MOBBOW (Wednesday) EVENING will
I assemble on Meeting street, be. ween calhoun and
I John streets, Instead of Military Bau, as pre?
viously published, where Banners, Torchlights,
Fireworks, Ac, can be had.
The Procession will form at 8 o'clock precisely,
march through Calhoun street to King, down
King to Broad, down Broad to Meeting, np Meet?
ing to Wentworth and to the Military Han, where
several Speakers will address those assembled. '
A. J. RANSIER, )
P. L. MILLER, V committee.
Jnn26-1* THOS.E. DIXON,)
pa- ROOMS REPUBLICAN CITY CEN
TRAL EXECT~' 7E COMMITTEE, CHARLESTON,
S. C., JONE 28.-To the Republican Voters of the
City: Pursuant to notice of the Committee of Ar?
rangements, the several Ward Clubs and other
Republican organizations, and all Republicana
generally, are hereby requested to assemble on
Meeting street, near John, THIS EVENING, at half
past 7 o'clock precisely, to Join and participate In
the grand torchlight procession in honor of the
I renomination of U. S. Grant.
R. B. ARTSON;
Chairman City Central Executive Committee.
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