Newspaper Page Text
VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A NEW BUILDING PROJECT.
ANOTHER PLAN FOR REHABILITA?
TING THE CITY BY THE SEA.
The Waste Places of Charleston to be
Reclaimed and the Dwcl'lngs and
An Important movement ls now projected
In this city, by meanB of which lt ?3 thought
by the originators that a powerful Impetus
may be given to building operations in this
elly, and a large proportion of the waste
places wltbin Its limits covered over with
neat and substantial residences. It ls an obvi?
ous and unfortunate lact that, notwithstanding
the wonderful energy which Charleston bas
already displayed in repairing the ravages of
war, th re are still many hundreds of vacant
lots lying scattered all over the city which are
absolutely non-productive, and which the ex-!
travagant taxes levied by the State are con?
stantly forcing into the market at ruinous
sacrifices, or absolutely taking away
from the owners without any re?
turn,*- under the new system ot sales
for c&linquent taxes inaugurated at Co?
lumbia last winter. At a moderate calculation
lt is no donbt perfectly safe to say that there
are one thousand such lots in this city of the
size of thirty by one hundred feet, and worth
all the way from one thousand to two thous?
and dollars each. There appears to be now
bnt very little demand in the market lor such
property upon the terms of sale which gene?
rally prevail, viz: one-third cash, and the re?
mainder in equal payments at the end of lbs
first and second years; and the legitimate
transactions in real estate, with the exception
of "court sales," are found, by referring lo
the lists ol recorded transfers now published
weekly in THE NEWS, to be remarkably few In
proportion to the size and growing
importance of- the city. At the same
time, it is asserted that there ls a nu?
merous class sf would-be purchasers
who would each be glad to buy and Improve
one city lot for his own residence, if the first
cost of the enterprise were not beyond hts
means. It is said that In one savings bank in
this city alone there are six hundred depositors,
ail of whose deposits reach as high as five
hundred dollars and range from that to one
thousand and two thousand dollars, and that
almost all of those depositors are living in
rented houses. They include small traders,
clerks, mechanics and provident and thrifty
laboring men. and are Just the kind ol men
who are ambitious to own their own resi?
dences, and looking forward constantly to the
time when that can be accomplished. The
desideratum ls, therefore, some plan by which
theselShd-ownera who are desirous of selling
and these would-be house-owners who are
anxious to purchase, can be brought together ]
on terms* that will be absolutely sale and
ultimately profitable to the one, and
possible and practicable, with continued
health and strength, to the other. It Is
now proposed to organize an association,
with as little machinery as possible to mal e
it effective, by means of which these buyers
aud^ sellers can be brought together. The
proposition is to let the land-owner sell his
lot On long time, say eight.or leu ycare, paya.
ble with interest In equal and annual instal?
ments, with an obligation on the part ot the
purchaser to erect thereupon a building to
cost not less than one-half (or one-third) of
the value of the land, the seller to give a bond
tor a deed dell. erable upon the payment of
the last Instalment of the purobase money
and Interest. In this way the land-owner
would begin at once to receive an Income
from his now unproduktive lots, and would be
secured from loss during *ce time of payment,
not only by the pc .-jessica of the title to the
land Itself, which would not pass to the pur?
chaser nntil the purchase money should be
fully paid, but also by the value of the im?
provement upon It by the latter. Tbe
buyer, on the other hand, could, by such
an arrangement, erect a dwelling
house for himself according to his
present means, and without any immediate
cosL for land, and would thereafter, for ten
yearf, have to pay an annual and constantly
decreasing amount, less than the usual rent
of houses of the some class, for purchase
money and Interest on the land. For instance,
A has a lot thirty by one hundred feet In size,
which be sells under the proposed arrange?
ment to B lor one thousand dollars, payable
in ten annual Instalments, with interest at the
rate of eight per cent, per annum, B to erect
thereon a house to cost not less than five hun-1
dred dollars. B's first ontlay would, therefore,
be five hundred dollars, the cost of his dwel?
ling, which he could occupy as Boon as com?
pleted. At the end of the first year, he would
have to pay the first Instalment of the pur?
chase money, one hundred dollars, with one
year's Interest on one thousand dolors-total
one hundred and eighty dollars. At the end
of the second year he would pay another in?
stalment of one hundred dollars, with one
year's interest on nine hundred dollars-total
one hundred and seventy-two dollars. He
would continue these payments through the
ten years, the Instalment being one hun?
dred dollars per year, but the interest J
constantly decreasing as the principal ot the
debt became paid, and the scale of his annual
payments would be as follows: Third year
one hundred and sixty-four dollars, fourth
year one hundred and fllty-slx dollars, fifth
year one hundred and forty-eight dollars,
sixth year one hundred and forty dollars,
seventh year one hundred and thirty-two dol
larsf?lghth year one hundred and twenty
four dollars, ninth year one hundred and six?
teen dollars, tenth and lost year one hundred
and eight dollars. He would then be In full
possession of his house and lot, free of all en?
cumbrance, and would have paid the total
sum of one thousand nine hundred and forty j
dollars, which, deducting the five hundred j
dollars which the bouse cost to build, would
leave one thousand four hundred and forty
dollars to put against the rent he would
otherwise have had to pay for ten years,
averaging exactly twelve dollar* per month,
which must, be admitted to be cheap rent for
a respectable house. The plan of organiza?
tion lor an association to facilitate these trans?
actions would be very simple. It would only
be necessary lor a lew respectable gentlemen,
whose names would command the confidence
of both buyers and sellers, to unite together,
and establish an office where proposals to sell
and proposals to buy might be made. One
clerk or secretary would probably be neces?
sary, to record these proposals, make searches
of the properly offered for sale, and obtain the
abstracts ot titles from the lawyer or lawyers
recommended by the association to perform
those services. This person would be the only
employee needed to carry out the purposes
of the association, and his remuneration
could be arranged by a small fee on
each transaction, which, with the usual lees
io* "stamps and papers," would be paid by
the purchaser. It might *lso be well
enough for the association to offer pre?
miums to the architects of the city for the
best designs lor dwelling-houses ot various
sizes, aay for houses to cost Ave hundred dol?
lars, eight hundred dollars, one thousand dol?
lars, two thousand dollars, ?fcc. the purchasers
to contribute to the expense of such premiums,
which would obviate the necessity of each one
employing an architect. These suggestions,
with others regarding the practical working of j
the scheme, have been made by the parties [
who have proposed it, but the plan ls as yet In
a condition of embryo, and before it is hilly
developed lt may be found necessary to modi?
fy it in many details. The general plau ap?
pears to be a laudable ooe, and if, upon
mature consideration, lt should bc lound to be
practicable and. acceptable to all parties, it
should receive the encouragement and sup?
port ol all who desire the advancement of the
material Interests of Charleston.
Improvements Now in Progress.
At the last meeiiog of Council a petition of
A. Bernard, Henry Bischoff, Bernard O'Neill
and other prominent citizens was read, urg?
ing the importance Of rebuilding tha burnt
district and other waste places ot the city, and
pray i ng Council to grant a neleose from city
taxes for fire years upon buildings erected
within a specified lime. The petiLlon was re?
ferred Jointly to the committee on assess?
ments and ways and means. The maller ls
one ot vital importance to the city, and expe?
rienced real estate men predict a rapid Im?
provement in real estate in the city as trie re?
sult of a favorable consideration ot this peti?
tion. Messrs. Cohen and Bernard have now
nine houses going up or just completed, tai the
western part of the burnt district, and many
other buildings will quickly follow this exam?
ple. With the true interest of the city at
heart, lt is hoped that the committee will give
the results ol their earnest and mature delibe?
rations to Council at the next meeting.
BOARD OF HEALTH.
The Vacation of Increased Hospital
A regular meeting of the board was held
yesterday noon, at the office of the re?istrar,
in the City Hull. Aller discussing some other
matters, the consideration o? the present hos?
pital accommodations of the city came up,
and Dr. Pelzer reported that at a meeting of |
the board of trustees of the Roper Hospita!,
hold OH the preceding day, the latter bad
offered to lease to the city the Boper Hospital,
with all Its appurtenances, for the term of ten
years, at the rate of five hundred dollars per
annum; two thousand dollars of ihe whole
rent to be applied to repairs upon the hospital.
With mis outlay, the doclor thought, the Boper
Hospital could be mane a cointoriable and
commodious building, and that the old build?
ing in the City Hospital could be flx%d up so
os to afford ample accommodation lor the
maintenance and support of the insane of the
Dr. E. Geddings, after considering the
proposition, suggested that wiien such an
amount was to be expended it could not be
done better than apply inc it to the remodel?
ling ot certain portions ol the City Hospital,
and permanently Improving the building for
LUo cMKUUnmadallAP <".' .>ha. LaJUlDA. In t-ha
present condition of the back wall of the
building he thought the bakehouse should be
entirely removed, the whole building reno?
vated and devoted to hospital uses, and a dis?
tinct one story building be erected on a dif?
ferent part of the premises for the bakeshop.
He also discussed the feasibility of making
the hospital self-sustaining, and suggepted
that In the Improvements small wards should
be fixed up for the accommodation of such
patients as could pay for it.
Dr. Chazal concurred In these views, but
opposed the Idea of forming a permanent
lunatic asylum at the hospital for the Insane of ]
the city. The building was too cramped, and
could not afford the necessary accommodations
for the proper treatmeut of any number of |
The Mayor concurred In the suggestions of |
Dr. Geddings, and on motion the same were
ordered to be reported in writing at the next
meeting of the board, wkh a petition append?
ed in a proper form, to be brought before
Council at Its next meeting.
In regard to the purchase of the chloride of |
lime ft om Messrs. Collins & Co., the chairman
of the committee to whom lt was referred
being absent, there was no report.
The petition of William Marscher to open
drains from his lots on Queen street to the
sewer In that street was granted.
Dr Pelzer reported that the printed pro?
ceedings of the board at the meeting held on
the 7th of June were now ready for distribu?
tion. They contain the valuable reports of|
the city registrar and city Inspectors, which
were submitted at that meeting and reported
pt the time in THE NEWS, and also the re?
marks of Dr. Ell Geddings, in which he took
occasion to compliment the city authorities
upon the faithfulness and success of their
labors, and to acknowledge the flattering allu?
sions to the mern bera of the medical commit?
tee ot the Board of Health. He added that he
had been a resident of the city for nearly half a
century as a practicing physician, and that it
was In a better sanitary condition at present
than he had ever seen lt before.
There being no further business before the j
board, the meeting adjourned.
FIRE IX EXCHANGE STREET.
At ten o'clock last night a fierce fire broke
outat the back of the Postoffice, Jn Exchange
street, in the brick building occupied by J.
Michell. The flames spread rapidly, and the
brick cooperage on the opposite side of ihe
street caught fire and threatened, for a few
minute?, to be an entire loss. At this time it
was thought likely that the whole block on
the south side of the street would be con?
sumed. The house next to Michell's ou the
west, occupied by Fenwick ic Tolbert, was In
flames on the roof, and the building on Ihe
east, occupieJ by the harbormaster nud port
wardens, ?vas also on fire. The injury to the
last, named building ls not serious, and the
papers and furniture of the official occupants
were saved undamaged. Michell's building
is gutted, and FenwicK & Tolbert's building is
badly burned. The engines were promptly on
the ground, and lt ls due to the firemen that
what threatened to be a large fire ended in so
email a loss.
WASHINGTON AN? LEE UNIVERSITY. - At
the recent commencement of this famous in?
stitution, localed at Lexington, Va., Hie fol?
lowing young gentlemen from this Slate were
among the graduates: Messrs. J. F. Lati
mer, A. Memminger, E. M. Boykin and R. M.
Cooper. The degree of master of arts was
conferred upon Mr. William D- Vinson, and
the Cincinnati Oration was awarded to the
same gentleman as the best, scholar.
<A YEAR'S GOOD STEALING IN SOUTH
The Willard Movement-Boasts of the
King-"Boss" Hurley-AU for Greeley
-The Kn-Klux Indictments.
[Correspondence of the New Yo rfc Tribune.]
NORFOLK, VA., June 21.
Coming down Hie Chesapeake Bay, yester?
day, I met on the steamer n South Carolinian,
who said he edited a newspaper In a town In
the "up-country" and aiso practiced law, a
combination of professions not uncommon in
the South. * After declaring bimseif for Gree?
ley, he surprised me by saying thai lhere w??
a ray of hope that South Carolina could be car?
ried against Grant, and delivered from the
carpet-baggers who have plundered her at
their pleasure since reconstruction went into
effect. I asked how this could be possible, In
th? face of the thirty thousand negro tn u jori ty
and the perfect organization of the blacks lu
0 ith-bouml leagues. He replied that the hopes
ul relief came- from the blacks themselves.
Many intelligent colored men in Charleston
had openly rebelled against the rule of J
the Statehouse Ring, had determined to
break loose from Scott, Parker, Moses
land the rest of the corruptionlsis, and had
made a move to secure an honest State gov?
ernment. They had asked Judge Willard, of
the Supreme Court, to be their candidate lor
Governor, and he had accepted in a strong
letter In luvor of reform. The white people,
the editor Bald, were watching this movement
with great interest, and if it promised to draw
MT any cont-iderattle portion of tho colored
vote they intended to support it. Ii was not
g-o.i policy, he said, for mern to give it much
encouragement DOW ut the outset., because
the negroes were still so distrustful thar, many
01 them, however well-disposed toward lt
they might be, would reluse to Join lu any po?
litical undertaking in which their old masters :
were bearing an active part, il Ihe Willard
movement made a break In the colored vote ;
and drew off Borne thousands Irom th*? carpet?
baggers' ticket, the while oeopio would throw
their entire vote upon without taking any
part in the CBnviwis until the day ol election.
In thlt way they might make it win. He cou
fessed that he was not very sanguine of the
resuit, but lhere was a chance in Hie move?
ment to deliver the State from the pl?n?
deret s, and lt was the only chunce. Judge
Willard is probably the only Republican In the
Slate who lias a character for ability and hon?
esty that Ills him to load a crusade ag-ilnst the
band ol robbers now controlling the State gov
erment. His hands are entirely clean ot the
dirty work that has gone on at Columbia for
lour years past. The judge Is a New York
lawyer, who, alter leaving the army, presided
over one ol the seml-milliary conns which
administered justice in South Carolina duriug
ihe interval between the close of the war and
reconstruction; and when Ihe Slate govern?
ment was reconstituted he was elected lo the |
supreme bench. He has won the respect of
the bar ol the State by his decisions, and Is
probably the only official connected with
Siaie affairs who ls universally exonerated
from all suspicion ot complicity with the plun?
dering operations of the carpet-bag ring. He
confounded the ring recently by granting an
injunction against uny further Jsbue ol the
State bonds io the Blue Ridge Railroad Com?
pany, thus stopping a job that bus been one of
the most profitable to thieves and expensive
to ihe Slate ol any of Hie schemes concocted.
My travelling acquaintance gave me several
bllsof Interesting information abo?l the rule
ol the ring that has converted the Souih Car?
olina government Into an organization for the
purpose ot robbing thc taxpayers. "The
scoundrels." he sala, "think they have got us
BO firmly by the throat that we would never
shake them off, and they have grown so bold
that they openly boast, of their bribes and
Melts. There Is Tim Hurley-you know Tim ?
-he ls a Massachusetts carpet-bagger, the
king of the lobby, anda sort of Boss Tweed
amone: the negroes. Well, Tim told me htm-1
sell Unit ho find paid Wosao, Uvu ap?Mtke? Of
the House, twenty thousand dollars to give
lum thc chairmanship of Hie committee on
mines and manufactures, which hun control
of the phosphate business; and fifteen thous?
and dollars to appoint him second on the
ways atv. means committee. Of course he got
his inoLijy back, three or lour limes over at
"Will the Ring run Scott again for Govern?
or?" I asked. "I think they will, though
that was not the arrangement agreed upon :
last winter. The plan then was to sive Moses
the Governorship, and send Scott to the Senate
In place of Sawyer. This was the bargain
made, but Scott ls distrustful of Moses, and
fears that he would not carry out his part ot
the contract. He ls therefore disposed to
hold on to ihe Governorship, and let M ses go
for Sawyer's place. Sawyer ls supported by
whut we call the Massachusetts Ring, com?
posed of Attorney-General Chamberlain, Dis?
trict Attorney Corbin, the Charleston collector
and postmaster, and a few others, who claim
to be more virtuous than the other Ring,
which ls made up of the scalawags and the
Scott carpel baggers. There will be a struggle
between these two Rings ove* the seuator
shlp." "What position ls Judge Orr occupy?
ing ? A year ago there was some talk of|
making him the Reform candidate for Gov?
ernor tins year." "There ls not much said
about it now. The old judge appears to be so
thick with the Scott Ring thal we have lost
jOLUdeoce in him. They have treated him
very ungratefully too. He wanted to oe
president of the Philadelphia Convention, but
the Ring defeated him, and they would not
even let him liuvfl a place on the national
committee. He came home quite crestfal?
My acquaintance said that everybody was
for Greeley, In South Carolina, except the ne?
groes and carpet-baggers with their few native
white allies. In ihe Democratic Si ate Couven
Uon, of which he was a member, there were
but two men apposed io Indorsing the Clncin- J
natl ticket,, and one of ' i hose was a half crazy
teilow, who travelled aooui the country lu ?
wagon, with a big bass drum, stopping at cross
roads and village taverns, bealing his drum
and making speeches. Tnere were naturally
some men who fell Into line with a good deal
ot reluctance, but nearly ali bad come lu. In
his county a '-vr prominent Democrats held
out. until about a fortnight ago, when he got a |
dozen of them together in his office, and read,
from a campaign document which he had re?
ceived, Horace Greeley's letter to the Union
League Clim, whon they called him to account |
for bailing Jefferson Davis. That converted
every man ol them. They declared that the
author ol that letter was as good a friend to
the Som li os they could ask for, and tliey had
been strong Greeley men ever since. He
wished he had one thousand copies of the doc-1
ument lo circulate In his part of the Slate.
Speaking of the Ku-Klux trials, he said they
had gone lar enough. Another lot of prison?
ers, twenty-three in number, had been seul
lo the Albany penitentiary last week. The
trials had broken up the Organization, and
ought to stop; but if there was uny positive
advantage lo be gained for Grant by continu?
ing them, he believed they would be resumed
ut the next term of the court In Columbia.
There were two hundred or three hundred in-,
diet men ts still pending.
Soon alter my talk with the South Carolina
editor. I met on the steamer a United States
judge, who told me of a conversutlon he had
lately had with a Souih Carolina ofuciul, that
illustrated the barefaced audacity and con?
tempt for public opinion displayed by the
ring to which the editor bad referred. The I
judge inquired ol the carpet-bag official how [
long he expected to remain in the btate, and
got this reply: "On, I'm not going to leave
right away; there's a year's good stealing lu
South Carolina yet." The Judge had recently
been in North Carolina holding court. He
said there were one hundred and twenty-three 1
indictments for Ku-Kluxlng still pending
lhere, but that this figure did not give an idea j
of Hie number of persons accused, because
many of the indictments embraced more than
one person. With the exception ot one mur?
der case, he did not believe any of them would
be tried. There were so muuy thal it would
belike trying people for taking part lu the
rebellion. He had no doubt that the Ku
Klux organization was completely broken up,
and would never be revived.
OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
LONDON, June 2C.
The House ol Lord3 passed Hie amended
bill to a third reading. The Daily News says
America agrees to be non-sulied in her Ala?
bama case so far os the indirect damages are
CHIT- CHA TFR OM COI UMBI A.
I A Mill Barned by Incendiaries-Hester
the Kidnapper, In Town-Tilt Cora
raeneement Ball-P. J. Aloses, Jr., Pre
pares for Action.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TEE NEWS )
COLUMBIA, S. C., Wednesday, June 26
Tue steam saw mill of W. H. Whitlock,
miles above here, ou the Greenville and
lumbla Railroad, was burned'last night.
ls believed to be the work of an incendiary
The property was a total loss, there being
J. G. Hester, the United Slates detective
I who kidnapped Dr. Rufus Bratlon in Canada
ls Jo town. He Is probably gathering up evl
dence to use against Bralton in Canada.
The University commencement; ball comes
off Friday evening. It promises to be a bril
F. J. Moses. Jr., Is in town, with a new and
handsome turnout. He looks as if he thought
he might be the next Governor, but Scott
olrald to trust bim. Qm VIVE.
THE KIDNAPPEES FOILED.
Dr. Brattou Sent Back to Canada.
TORONTO, June 2G.
Dr. Rufus Bratlon, who IF os recently kid
napped irom Cunada by Federal officers, has
been restored to Canu?ian Jurisdiction, and ls
THE TOBACCO T?.XB*.
Ari fal Dodges of Spies and Informers
About tea days ago a retail dealer of this
cliy, Mr. D. Meyer, was reported by an In
lormer for selling unstamped tobacco, and it
being proved that he had taken the tobacco
from the stamped oox tn which lt was packed
und cut in small pieces for sale, he was bound
over for trial before the United Slates Court
The case was discontinued, however, by the
district attorney upon payment of the costs
Several other cases were brought before the
United States commissioner 'on Information
some for selling tobacco from glass jars and
some from cases, and these, with but one or
two exceptions, took the same COUI-PO as the
first. In one of these latter ctses, Mr. Stone,
for the district attorney, said that the selling
ol tobacco lu this manner, 1. c., from gloss
Jars, or the case unstamped, was a clear viola?
tion of the internal revenue law, and he hoped
the whole of Charleston would be searched
through, and each offender in this way brought
before the court. The hint was speedily taken
by the hangers-on of the commissioner's office.
The cases hud whetted their appetite for
--costs," and new ones came in thick and fast.
Tho informers, among the chief of whom is a
mulatto named Farrar, went systematically to
work. One would go into a store and ask for
tobacco. While he was examining the lot
shown him, his companion was on the watch
outside. If the tobacco was taken from the
Btumped box, it was well and good. If lt was
taken irom a glass jar, or the case where it
hud been placed ready cut up for Bale, although
just detached Irom the mass in the stamped
box near by, a piece was bought, the outsider
wi messed lt, and the next day the dealer, who
never dreamed of the trap n>uHnr him IM? J
ouuinui>.j bj a warm?* oetore the United
States commissioner. His informers would
then stute their case, and the dealer was con?
sidered lucky if lie could induce the district
attorney to discontinue the case upon payment
of from thirty to eighty dollars for coats.
Among those thus entrapped were Messrs.
D. Meyer, corner Church and Chai mers streets;
C. Momeler, corner Church and Elliott streets;
G. Logemann, corner King and Trodd streets;
J. Hurkomp & Co., corner King and Broad
streets; C. H. Meyer & Co., Claus Koper,
Meyer, corner Church street and Lightwood
Alley and many others.
In tlie case of the dealer last mentioned,
Collector Cloutman examined the premises,
and told the parties that if toey would let the
matter go to trial before the District Court,
and put him on the stand, he would make
oath that the store was kep; In as close con
formity with the revenue law as auy In the
city. Further, that there wu nothing more
than a mere technicality on which to build a
case. The parly had, however, already paid
the coBts to have the case discontinued. These
cases have become more numerous than many
dream of, and are proving aa easy source of
profit to the characters who make it a bust
ness to ensnare unwary shopkeepers Into a
technical violation of the law. When brought
before the United States ccmmlssloner the
latter hoe no option but to bind the parties
over, il the revenue law ls violated, and these
prosecutions are under the latter part of the
seventy-eighth section ot the act ol July, 1868.
This affixes a heavy penalty upon the sale of
unstamped manufactured tobacco, unless lt
be sold directly from the box properly stamped
The case of a dealer selllug small pieces of
tobacco from a glass Jar, said pieces having
been just taken (rom the stamped box for con
venlencp, was heard In Michigan, and decided
to be a violation of the section of the revenue
law Just alluded ttl. Reuniere should keep a
lookout for the informers, and recollect also
that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure. _ _
THE STOKES TRIAL COMMENCED.
NEW YORK, Jnne 26.
The twelfth Juror in the Stokes case was ob?
tained tills afternoon, and the case was opened i
by the district attorney, who claimed that but
one verdict could bj rendered. 11? lt was
proved that the prisoner deliberately shot
Fisk, he urged the Jury to lay aside old im?
pressions, and act upon the evidence laid be?
t?re them. The ca-e was then adjourned till
THAT TROUBLESOME TOBACCO TAX.
WASHINGTON, June 26.
The commissioner of internal revenue will
hold a consultation to-morrow with several
keepers ot export bonded warehouses und the
chairman of the New York Tabacco Board o?
Trade in regard io the new tobacco regula?
A SABBATARIAN EXPERIMENT.
NEW YORK, June 26.
The first arrest under Hie new t?uuday law,
forbidding processions with niu-ic on the Sab?
bath, wits made last Sunday afternoon. The
president ot a German singing society was ar?
rested ann taken before Judge Sbandley, who,
on the plea ot his court not having been
Served with a copy of ihe new law, released
A DISASTROUS FLOOD.
ELMIRA, N. Y., June 26.
The Tioga Bi ver bas overflown, and is flood?
ing the county. Bailroad tracks have been
washed away, the booms across the river
broken up, and millions ol feet of lumber
swept down by the torrent. In the vicinity of |
Mitchell's the water ls over the tree tops, and
people are leaving their houses in boats.
WILLIAM9PORT, PA., June 26.
The Linden bridge, which was recently
burned and rebuilt, ls carried away by the ?
BEHIND THE SCENES.
THE DBINKS AND DRINKERS AT THE
An International Dispute-The Pretty
H on ton tir-How ft Feels IV hen the
Organ Blows. .
[Correspondence or the New York World.]
BOSTON, June 22.
The peace part ol this Jubilee had a peculiar
llluslratloa yesterday morning at rehearsal.
One of the German Grenadier band chanced to
encounter, during rehearsal, a couple of mem?
bers of the Garde R?publicaine band, and,
with gentlemanly courtesy, politely saluted
them. They were among the few real French?
men la their organization. Instead of return?
ing the salute, they made faces at the Deut?
scher and spat as an expression ol disgust.
The big fellow stood a moment, evidently P0Q.
dering whether he should knock their heads
together or not, and then passed on with a
contemptuous smile. There 1s peace between
the repr?sentatives here of those nationalities,
but there ls no fraternity.
"One touch of nature maketfthe whole world
kin," and the touch ot nature In this instance'
ls lager beer. Under the stage ls a bar of
enormous size, where a dozen active German
wallers are constantly serving out the cool and
refreshing beverage, and he~e the throng of
drinkers stund, five or six deep, constantly.
From twenty-five to thirty-five barrels of beer
ure sold here dully. Tho lauer figure was
readied on the German day, Wednesday. The
drinkers are not merely the chorus and or?
chestra, but thousands who by some hook or
crook manage lo gain aamltunce here Irom
the iront ot the hoiiBe. Indeed, lt is much
easier to get in here than to get out, for the
policemen at tho gates have a peculiar obsti?
nacy about permitting returns. They ure om
respecters 0l peisjne, but they spiritually bow?
down bero?? a budge or the possessor of cool
cheek who carr-?w?urne to be an acquaintance
or a magnate ol som? ?ort.
Back ol the beer ba>??k refreshment table
of another sort, where theTen?i*ipale H0Ui mai
rejoice in cakes and tea and other-uuu.>h3lan_
Hat frauda upon the stomach. There are sou..,
toity or fifty girls walliug upon this table, ana*
there are two or three of them who are act?
ually pretty. This ls worthy of remark, for
pretty women here are like angels' visits, few
aud far between. I don't think that ever fr
my life nave I Been such an aggregate ol
female unloveliness- as ls exhibited here.
There ls a prominence ol cheek-bone, a square?
ness ol mouth, a fishiness ot eye, and a shape?
lessness ot form maddenly common among
these gentle creatures. I don't say they
all are so diabolically ugly that a man
need run away from mern, but I'd
rather be drowned than wrecked on an
Island with somo of them. It seems to me
that a great portion of them have been or are
"school-ma'ams." Tney have the positive, au?
thoritative way, and weary, faded look com?
mon lo that class. Some of them have great
powers of expression In speech, as well as
song-powers more lo be admired for force
than grace, prolundlly rather than piety. For
Instance, the one I heard yesterday telling a
companion, as she pinned up a torn overskirt,
thai this was the "d-de*t crowd" she ever
was lo. I don't think she was a common
school teacher, although she might run a Sun?
day school class. Doubtless she ls on that,
and from lumlliarlty with pious words, 1B care?
less ol the places she puts them In.
The Rpaces back here, all under the stage,
are simply enormous. There aro a great
many rooms, all of them of vast proportions,
and between them, leading in all directions,
ure passage-ways as wide as streets, and high
enough io build full-sized cottages in.
Through these sweep cool winds irom with?
out, and, for real comfort, there ls no part of
the building like unto this.
WittrwirrcrrtiveTy ueulil nus Oe?? Wrangen
here lor the comfort of those participating lo
the entertainment and convenience ol utiliz?
ing them. Nothing has been forgotten or neg?
lected, and there ls nothing ot which lt might
be said that lt could be bettered la all the
arrangements on and under the stage. There
is so much absolute genius displayed about
these things that one cannot but regret thal
the resulta musically have not been more sue
While we stroll about here viewing the
several balls devoted to various branches of
the orchestra and chorus, scarce hearing any?
thing of the torrent ol music being poured
forth up aloft, the building suddenly begins to
tremble, theu all the air ls lull of a musical
roar. The great organ is being played. The
steam engine, which supplies its wind, pun's
away energetically, the long, slender rods
which lead from the key board to the organ,
some eighty leet distant, are Been to shin und
vibrate, and from the thousands ot pipes in
Hie buire Instrument there seems lo descend a
flood of sound which drowns out all beneath
it and makes the wails of the Coliseum quiver
with the power of the tone. As the ear be?
comes measurably accustomed to lt, the
measured clanking of hammers upon anvils
is heard faintly irom the stage. A hundred
firemen ore pounding in time in the popular
"Anvil Chorus." Then cornea a thunderous
crash from without, the noise of a cannon's
discharge. Another folio ws-then a succession
of them. Each shot ls In perfect lime with
ihe music within the building. Were we now
In front we could see Gilmore, who is leading,
make from time to time a quick gesture ol
command io a man who sits before him. That
mao fires the cannon, simply by sending an
eleclrlc spark at the proper instant. We see
h> re only ihe result of the gesture. The
chorus ends with a volley. Down the broad
stairs from the stage march the hundred red
shlried firemen, each with a sledge upon his
shoulder. They march in double file, keep
step well together, and poss quickly from
night Into the large ball set apart tor their use.
Here, if we follow them, we shall see them re?
ceived by an assistant fire marshal, who gtveB
several military orders, each of which 1B
obeyed with admirable precision, terminating
willi "ground arms," which means "throw
down yonr hammers." Then each man re?
ceives an extra ticket lor the next day's per?
formance, ranks are broken, aud they dis?
perse, to amuse themselves us ibey best may.
Gilmore occasionally darts down from the
stage and plunges round a little while in this
labyrinth, hunting somebody or giving some
orders. He alwaj s looks Bmli ng aud pleas?
ant, has a cherry greeting for any acquaint?
ance whom ho may meet, and appears io han?
dle flie whole enormous concern as a mere
plaything. _ _
THE WEATHER THIS DAI.
WASHINGTON, June 26.
Clear and partially cloudy weather will pre?
vail on Thursday over the South ern Stales east
ol Mipsifslppi, with light to lresh southeaster?
ly to eoutnwesterly winds, aud possibly occa?
sional areas of luvrht rain; clear und partially
cloudy weather and light to fresh easterly to
southerly winds lor the Middle Slau. s.
Yesterday's .Weatner H.? pori* of the
Signal Service, U. S. A,-4.47 P. M.,
|3 J. 00
NOTB.-The weather report dateu 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber of commerce at io o'clock A. M., and
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at ouy time daring the day,
THE RADICAL MASS MEETING,
Torchlight Procession and Ratification
Meeting at Military Hall.
Tbe Radical demonstration last night In
favor of tue Philadelphia nominations would
have been a reasonable success had not the
superior attractions of the fire down-to wo-di?
verted the attention of the masses that might
otherwise have been present, and deprived
ihe speakers of their enthusiastic andlence.
The proceedings were commenced with a
torchlight procession, which was adver?
tised to start from the corner of Meeting
and Calhoun streets at eight o'clock, and
which did get under way at quarter
jast nine. It consisted of about four hundred
men and boys carrying Chinese lanterns, and
til manner of impromptu transparencies, with
hackneyed mottoes expressive of undying de?
votion to Grant. The line of march was
brough Calhouu street to King, down King
to Broad, through Broad to Meeting, up Meet?
ing to Wentworth, and through Wentworth to
Military Hall, where "xespeechmaklng began.
The procession was periecuv or<wiy, aQ? no
unseemly demonstrations occurred to inter-1
fere with the peace of the city.
Ascending the stairway of the Military Hall,
the dusky tide rolled toward the entrance to
the hall, and Jammed up the doorway with a
struggling mass of men and boys. A steady
stream kept pouring In, and, when the lost of
the procession entered, the whole floor was
covered with people. j
Lieutenant-Governor Bansler from the
stand thea explained tbe object of the meet
mg to be the ratification of the Republican
nominations, and read the names of the
speakers. He said the mnniclpal authorities
nad been requested to keep order here, and
they Intended to have lt too. While the Lieu
tenant-Governor spoke a cry of fire was
raised, and a general rush towards the door
ensued. For some minutes nothing could be
.heard but the tramping of leet; put at length,
"rB**'*?4wtol the hall having been vacated
by the crowiia^^^isy DOya a?? many meDj
the remainder, abmoT'thc^hu?nred In num?
ber, closed up in good llBtenTrrg-or<ior ground
the'speaker's stand. The speaker th?nl
duced Colonel E. W. M. Mackey.
Mr. Mackey, after apologizing for his poor
voice, gave his experience of the State, and
then of the Philadelphia Convention. He
dilated upon the enthusiasm shown at the lat?
ter, and by the Republican party throughout
several States where he had lately travelled,
and Inculcated with much anxiety the doc?
trine that the fight between Grant and Gree?
ley was a fight between Republicanism and
Democracy. The speaker then proceeded to
get funny about Mr. Greeley and his Presiden?
tial fever, but the audience did not Bee the
places where the laugh came In at the right
time, and Mr. Maskey, at length, concluded by
advising all Republicans to lay aside personal
prejudice and support Grant and Wilson.
Attorney-General Chamberlain was next In?
troduced, and spoke at length, advising his
bearers to make their choice at once between
the two opposing bodies, and stand by the
nominees of that party which, had done io
much for them. He spoke of what the Repub?
lican party had accomplished in the post and
what promise lt gave for the future, and took
--?mlnrvp**-?suai, to denounce Democrats and
tim li ?llwi -au_,_L,, ??- ?. j i_i
Ku-Klux hobby and galloped over the course
In style, interrupted by the lrequent applause
of his hearers at every mention of the Ku
Klux Democrats. He concluded by painting
Horace Greeley as the standard-bearer of uf ne
Lost Cause," and Grant as the only hope of
Republicanism In South Carolina.
"Am I not fondly thine own," walled the
band, and General W. J. Whipper began bis
address. Much curiosity was manifested to
hear the speaker, ns lt was whispered that
he had rebelled, and following the dictates of
sound sense was about to declare for Greeley
and Brown. In the first part of his speech be
eulogized the name and character of Greeley
In a handsome manner, and then began^to
give a short history of the Republican party
Irom the days or Berni? until i860, wh?h the
mighty spirit ot Horace Greeley led its van.
He now owned that Mr. Greeley had fallen
from grace, and said that Grant, as the nomi?
nee of the Republican party, ought to be sup?
ported by all true Republicans, or else the
party was dead. Lastly, he made his political
'will, leaving Grant "his vote and support,"
(his whole fortune,) and cutting Greeley off
with bis undying sympathy, (a shilling.)
Mr. F. A. Siwyer followed in the beaten
track with a lengthy speech, the sum and sub?
stance ot which was, that the Palmetto State
should redeem herself by voting as a unit for
Grant and Wilson. It was now verging on to
midnight. The audience were in good train?
ing, and shouted whenever "Grant" was men?
tioned. The meeting, too, was orderly; a
speaker could be plainly hoard, and all things
being so favorable, the pow-wow threat?
ened to last till morning. Under these cir?
cumstances, our reporter had no other resort
but to abandon this Interesting meeting to its
/ate, and leave the names and sayings of the
other speakers "to fame unknown."
Hotel Arrivals-June 26.
John Elli oft, Evansville, Ind.; J. B. De
Berry, Branchvu e; R. H. Mounce, Spartan
burg C. H.; L. Brothers and wife, Beevesvllle;
J. S. Burroughs, Pine Bluff; W. A. Burroughs,
Pee Dee; A. M. Peep les, Dixie Station, O. B.
R. R.; Alex. McKenzie, Florence, S. C.; A. S.
MI ms, C. B. Hicks, Carterville, S. C.; James
Harper, Klngstree, S. C.
James SlmmouB, U. S. A.: C. C. North, New
York; John G. Nichols, St. Helena Island; W.
S. Carr, Maryland; Mrs. W. H. Bilden, Savan?
nah; E. H. Freeland, Baltimore; G. Walker,
Wilmington, N, C.; J. R. Thomas, New York;
D. H. Chamberlain, 8outh Carolina.
THE STRIKES IN THE NORTH.
BOFPALO, N. Y., June M.
The metal workers in this city have /ormed
an eight-hour league on the plaD ot those in
New York and New Jersey.
L0CKP'"TT' N> Y*'JUNE 26
The stonecutters a*T 8lruci? lor n,gner
WA?E8. NEW YORK, June 26.
The o"doth manufacturers have resumed
Wnri> at ten hours a day.
Tbe Paterson locomotive and machine
shops in New Jersey, in consequence o? the
striking of six hundred men, will throw three
thousand persons out ot employment.
WOMAN'S RIGHTS TO CARRY RE?
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26.
Mrs. Loomis, from the East, while lecturing
against woman's suffrage, was interrupted by
hisses and Jeers of Hie leading female suffrag?
ists who were present. Tbe Hon. David
Meeker Insisted that the offending women be
compelled to leave the hall. Mrs. Emily Pltu
Stevens, editress o? the Pioneer, the suffragist
organ, drew a pistol on him and demanded ar
apology, but was forced to put. the pistol ii
her pocket by the bystanders.
'THE POLmCiX CAMPAIGN.
THE LONG BOLL OF STATES.
I The Georgia Demuvrutle Convention
Liberal Delegate? to Baltimore
ATLANTA, GA., Jone 26.
Tba Georgia State Democratic Convention
was as large and able a body as ever assem?
bled in Georgia. The action Was entirely har?
monious. The president was the Hon. A.
I Lamar, of Muscogee. The delegates from the
18tate at large are: General H. L. Benning,
General A. B. Wright, of the Augusta Chron?
icle, Colonel Tom Hardeman, Colonel Julian
Hartrldge, General A. H. Colqultt, Colonel C.
T. Goode, General J. B. Gordun, and Colonel
J. W. Avery, of tbe Atlanta Constitution. All
! are Conservatives and favorable to harmo?
nious action at Baltimore.
New Jersey WileriInjj Into Line- Gov?
ernor Randolph Regards 'Greeley'.
TRENTON, X. J., June 26.
Th** New Jersey state Democratic Conven?
tion assembled here to-day. Governor Ran?
dolph on taking the chair \t a stirring
speech in favor o? the endorsen.uni of the Cin?
cinnati platform and nominees. He believed
that Greeley's nomination at Baltimore was' a
wr&nn?S?n.$VM]?SLand h,B election certain.
He thought the Fifth Avenue Conference had
been a Buccess,' because lt had shown the lu
tillty of a third nomination, and he said that the
Democratic party could very consistently sup?
port Greeley since he had pronounced himself
fully in favor of sach old-fashioned Democrats
principles as hostility to centralization, oppo?
sition to Federal Interference In State and
local affairs, condemnation o? the suspension
of the writ of habeas corpus, full support of
amnesty, rigid' adherence to dvd service re?
form, opposition to bayonet election laws and
the like. ' '. . . ....,
Demo ratio and Liberal Republican
Conventions in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, III., June, 28.
The city ls crowded with delegates to the
State Democratic and Liberal Republican Con?
ventions which meet here to-day. It le gene?
rally conceded that the conventions will
uulte In nominating a Liberal Republican for
governor, and lt ls believed that ex-Governor
Eoerner will be nominated, although a strong
effort will also be made in behalf ot Senator
The Liberal Convention met at noon, in the
hall of the House o? Representatives, with
Governor Palmer as temporary chairman: "A
letter was read from Sohurz, In which he re?
grets inability to attend, and. says he desires
-??.address his constituents before taking part
in the outnpalun elsewhere. The convention
bas his earnew wishes In their efforts to rally
ali elements againsMarontlsm. It is time the
North and South were united by the inspiring
consciousness of common nationality, rights
and dut! es, and to this end lt -is necessary to
break down traditional barriers. Three oncers
were given for Schurz. The Cincinnati plat?
form was adopted enthusiastically, and a com?
mittee appointed to confer with the other con?
vention. 1 .
The Democratic Convention met at the
Opera House, with J. C.-Allen as temporary
chairman. He briefly addressed the conven?
tion, looking to a union with the other con?
The Ohio Convention?
CLEVELAND, June 26?.
Many- delegates to Thnrsday's convention
are already here, and are almost unanimous
for the ratification of the Cincinnati nomina?
tions. It Is believed that a State ticket will be
nominated, but the electoral ticket, be poet-,
poned till after the Baltimore Convention
meets. The Liberal Republican State cen?
tral committee are here for consultation. -
Many prominent Liberals are present. They
will urge upon the Democratic Convention'tba
postponement of the nomination of a Stat*
ticket till alter the Baltimore Convention
The Dissatisfied Democrats.
_Nsw YORK. ifcoe 26.
eau Bomen uy juaepu fl. riauueis ann
I John Yon Allen, states that alter a conference'
between many Democrats of the city and State
of New York who will not support Greeley, lt
ls suggested as the most practicable way of
1 giving expression to such opposition to Invite
such Democrats to meet In Ballimore. July 8tb,
lor a conference. The invitation extends L?i
all such Democrats throughout the Union.
Probable Withdrawal of Groeabeok.
CINCINNATI, June 26. ;
It ls generally understood here ascertain
that Mr. G roes beck will respect the decision of
the Democratic National Convention, and will;
not antagonize it by accepting the nomination,
made at New York, or by any other nomina?
tion made outside of the regular Democratlo
ANOTHER ALICE BOWLSBY CASE.
NEW YORK, June 26.
Considerable excitement has been caused
In Newton, N. J., over the secret arrival from -
New York by rall and hasty burial of the body
o? a young lady, the daughter of wealthy;
parents. It 1B believed to be another abor?
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The Saltan received the Khedive at Con?.
I stantlnople yesterday with royal honors.
--Oliver C. O'Bay killed Charles L. Dolan In
the postoffloe at San . Francisco yesterday.
Both were sporting men..
-An International copyright treaty between
Great Britain and the German Empire has
been drafted at Berlin.
-The Irish societies of Boston have re-,
solved to tender an enthusiastic welcome to
the Irish band, now en route to the Jubilee/ -
-It ls stated that the negotiations fortbe
complete evacuation ot the French territory
by the German troops have been brought to
a favorable conclusion.
-The Connecticut Legislature has repealed,
by a large vote, the State usury luw Axing the
legal rate of Interest at six per ce UL, which
has existed for two hundred years. , j'
-William H. Wiezel, a witness in the case
of Tilden against Benjamin F. Butler,, has
been arrested in Baltimore on a charge of per?
jury and held to ball In live thousand dollars.
-The New York polioe commissioners yes?
terday gave the delegation of the Orangemen
permission to parade on the 12th of July.. The .
delegation said that their organization sum*
be rs six thousand.
. -The famous American Club of New York
politicians was reorganized yesterday by Wil?
liam M. Tweed, Judge Shandly and others,
formerly known as members of the Tammany
Bing._ . ;
px- THE RELATIVES, FBIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. MICHAEL LYONS
I and family are respectfully invited to attend the
' Funeral services ol the former, from his late resi?
dence, corner South and Hanover streets, THIS
I AFTERNOON, at half past 3 o'clock. Jnn27
pS* ST. PATRICK'S BENEVOLENT
: SOCIETY.-Th? members of thia Society arcre
spectroi'/ requested to attend the Funeral of
your late brother member, MICHAEL LYONS,
THIS AFTERNOON, at half-past 3 o'clock, from bis?
lato residence, corner of Hanover and South
streets. . W. BAKER,
LOCKWOOD.-Died on the 28th Instant, ol Ty
oh old Fever, ANNIS ELIZABETH, daughter or Capt..
Thomas J. and Mrs. A. M. Lockwood, aped 3 years
and S months.
^a-THB RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances ore respectfully Invited to attend
the Funeral Services at Trinity Church, Ease,
street, THIS AFTERNOON, at 6 o'clock. . : junar. .
MATHE WES.-Died, In this city, on the 2Sd In?
stant, ANNIS KERSHAW, infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Christopher M at h ewes. ? *
ATTENTION ! CAROLINA LIGHT IN?
FANTRY.-Assemble at ihe place of ren?
dezvous at half-past 6 o'oiock A. M., FJUTAV tee
28ih instant, properly equipped, for Anniversary
"SM. W.O. LAWTON,