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VOLUME IX.-_NUMBER 2070 CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 18^2._EIGHT DOLL4HS A YEAR.
THE CROP OF 1871-72.
FINAL EXHIBIT OF THE NEW YORK
The Aggregate 8,974,351 Baien-Ship,
menta Overland to Manufacturers
only 133,065 Bales.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NBW3.1
NEW TOBE, Friday Night, September 6.
Through the courtesy of the editors of the
Financial Chronicle I am enabled to furnish
to the readers of THE NEWS, simultaneously
with Its publication here, the following state
ment, which has just been made np, of the
cotton crop of the United States, for the com?
mercial year ending August 31, 1872:
CROP OF 1871-'72. BALES.
Total receipts at the shipping ports. 2,732,286
Shipments overland direct to manu?
Manu factored In the Sonth. 120,000
.> Grand Total of the Crop....?,974,351
Of the above aggregate, 16,845 bales were
sea Island cotton.
The total consumption by the mills North
was 977,540 bales, and that by the mills Sonth
120,000 bales, matting a total American con?
somption of 1,007,540 bales.
Tlie total exports for the year are 1,957,314
bales, and the aggregate of Btocks on hand
September 1,1872, ls 54,521 bales. NTH.
THE NEWS IN THIS CITY.
Barm lace and Commenta i pon the Re.
The above dispatch was flied in the New
York office of the Western Union Telegraph
Company by our careful and enterprising cor?
respondent. Ny m, long before midnight last
Friday evening, tbe 6th inst., and should have
been received at this office in time lor publi?
cation In TBS NEWS of Saturday. That lt was
not so received and published ls doe to the
fact that lt was flied Just too late for transmis
sion to Charleston under the standing orders
of the company, which allow the closing of
the Charleston office, if no message ls known
to be pending, at ten P. M. The dispatch was
finally received in this olly at about nine
o'clock ; Saturday morning, when it was
promptly transmitted to this office, and
as promptly displayed upon the bul?
letin of THU NEWS. The bulletin
board was soon surrounded by an eager
throng ol merchants, factors, brokers and
others, all Interested in the final exhibit of so
competent an authority as the Financial
Chronicle, and all eager to ascertain bow
nearly their own surmises and estimates bad
approximated to the truth. There was to be
noticed In the remarks of the different gentle?
men, who, as they were passing, stopped for
a moment to glance at the exhibit, avery
general expression of surprise at the small ag?
gregate ot the crop as oom pared with that of
?s?u-Tl and previous years,'and the accuracy
of the statement of shipments overland direct
to manufacturers, which was only 122,065
bales against 228.923 bales the preceding year,
wai seriously questioned by masy whose
facilities and ability for accurately estimating
tbe probabilities In the colton world cannot
At the office ol Messrs. Porcher & Henry,
North Atlantic wharf, a record had been kept
of estimates of the aggregate of the crop made
by a number of gentlemen, who are either di?
rectly or Indirectly engaged in the cotton
business. There had been sixty-one such es?
timates recorded during the season, ranging
In amount lrom 2,895,303 Dales to 3.200,000
bales, and the estimate which approximated
the closest to tbe actual result was 2.975,000
bales, by Mr. William Bavenel. Alter Ihls, in
approximation to the result, came the esti?
mate of Mr. H. T. McGee of 2,976,000 bales, Mr.
T. G. Boag, 2,981,325 balee, and Messrs. Wag?
ner, Huger & Co., 2.965,000 balee, and from
these figures the estimates diverged until the
one most remote from the fact showed a dis
' czSpancy of 225,649 bales. Asimilar record
. of estimates has been kept at the office of
Messrs. Porcher A Henry for the past five
years, and the custom Is annually Increasing
in Interest among the cotton men. In 1867,
there were twenty-two estimates, and the
closest was by Mr. Thaddeus Street, the crop
being 1,951,988 bales. In 1868, out of sixty
one estimates upon a crop of 2,430,893, the
closest was by Mr. L. D. DeSausBure. In 1869,
fifty-eight estimates were made upon a crop
of 2,260,557 bales, and Mr. J. H. Wilson
proved the shrewdest guesser. In 1870, then
were again fifty-eight estimates, abd a crop of
3,203,828 boles, and Mr. B. Mantoue named the
nearest figure. Last year the crop amounted
to 4,352,317 bales, and, out of one hundred
and twenty-six competitors, Messrs. UeSaus
flnre and Porch er came th? closest to the mai k.
The following comparative exhibit shows
the diff?rence In the cotton movement of the
year Just closed and that of the year which
ended August 31, 1871:
COMPARATIVE EXHIBIT. 1870-'71. 1871-72.
Total receipts at the ship?
ing ports.4,032,154 2,732,286
Shipments overland to
manufactorers.. 228,923 122,065
Manufactured In the
South.. 91,240 120,000
^Grand total of the crop.4,352.317 2,374,351
Sea island cotton. 21,609 16,845
Consumption North.1,008,956 977,540
Consumption Sonth. 91,240 120,000
Total American consump?
Total exports.3,166,742 1,957(314
Stocks September 1. 104,814 54,521
DH. BBATTON'S CASE.
[From the Rock Hill Lantern.]
Although the excitement arising from the
kidnapping of Dr. Bums Bratton has subsided,
the case is not yet ended. The British Lion,
noted lor his tardiness, has not yet growled
ont the stern demand on the United States
Government for the release of Dr. Bratton
and the reparation of the injury done him,
which it was confidently expected would have
been made before this, and fur tbe punish?
ment of Hester for bis flagrant violation
or the extradition laws. Dr. Bratton
although still under bond, has returned to Can?
ada, and ls safe from another arrest, as by the
provisions of tbe extradition treaty no citi?
zen of the United Btatas can be arrested in
Canada for a political offence. We are in
lormed that a motion ls now pending In tbe
United States Court to vacate the bond which
Dr. Bratton gave after being kidnapped. We
learn further, that the British Government
will take no steps in the matter, unless the
Federal court refuses to vacate the bond. Dr.
~r, Bratton having returned to Canada, whence
he was torclbly abducted, it ls considered by
the British Government that the vacation ol
the bond ls an amend sufficient lor the indig?
THE GROWTH: OF CHARLESTON.
[From the New York Bulletin, September G.]
Tho progresa made by Charleston in recov
erlng irom the losses and almost ruin sustain'
ed during the civil war, and from the ecarcelj
less blighting influences of an excessive taxa?
tion of a corrupt local and State government,
shows a healthy vitality that promises well foi
her future prosperity. The various obstacles
that have retarded the industrial recuperation
of the State are gradully disappearing, and
the result cannot fail to prove beneficial to
Charleston. Old channels of trade are rapidly
filling up, and new ones are opening which
must tend to establish the business of the city
on a lastlog basis. Fine business blocks and
handsome stores are going np In various parts
of the city, and the famous "burned district"
once more resounds to the hum of industry.
There are also marked improvements ia pro?
gress In the war-ruined suburbs of the city,
and Sullivan's Island, which was completely
destroyed during the siege, ls now being re?
built with new and elegant residences, hun?
dreds of thousands of dollars having been
spent in improvements in that favorite
The following is a statement in round num?
bers ot tbe leading articles ol the export trade
of Charleston during the commercial year
ending August 31, 1872:
Cotton-uplands.bales.. 270,000 $27,000,000
Cotton-sea island....bags.. H,7b9 2.000,000
Rice.tiercel.. 48,000 2,000,000
Naval stores.bola.. 140,000 1,100.000
uamoer and limber....feet.. 19,000,000 176.U00
Domestics A yarns_bales.. 20,000 2,000,000
and 01 ode. 1,600,000
Sundries ad dil ion j 1. 1,000,000
These returns show an Increase of from
;hree to five fold since 1865-'66. and are lm
)ortaut as showing that Charleston bas gained
steadily on rival cities that enjoyed the great
tdvantages of larger capital and possession
)f the markets. It ls now the centre ol all the
tea Island cotton that ls grown not only In
?outh Carolina but also In Georgia and Flor
dt. and lt receives tfaree-lourths of the entire
ice crops of Georgia aud South Carolina. Its
mportance as a cotton market may be in
erred from the fact that lt received In 1870-71
60,000 bales, and during the year just closed
80,000 bales, being a decline of only one
fth, while the receipts of other ports, owing
0 the diminished product, fell off one-third',
nd even one-half.
The trade in fertilizers, which are manu
iotured in or near Charleston, on the basis
t the phosphates of lower Carolina, is rapid
j increasing in Im poi tance. A capital of
2,000.000 ls now Invested in the business, and
ist year the products consisted of 25,000 tons,
alued at $1.200.000. Tue use of these pries
hates ls rapidly extending throughout the
lulf Staten, and the trade ls rapidly Inereas
3g. The foreign export of crude phosphates
ist year amouuted to a total of 14,000 tons,
ingland taking the bulk of lt, while the rer
minder was distributed between Canada and
lermaoy. The coast shipments amounted to
3,615 tons, and the railroad shipment to the
iterlor to 25,000 tons. The total product was
The vegetable shipping trade of Charles
in ls also growing In Importance, although
ist year there was a falling off as oompared
rith 1871. This decline was due, among
tber causes, to a partial failure and tardluess
t the potato orop and also to the cold
reamer which protracted the crop until lt
nice Into competition with Northern pro
ucts. But there was a large Increase ia
hat are called "small crops " showing that
ie cultivation ot garden produce for the
orther a market ls probably destined to in
ease In value and Importance, Last year the
ilpments ot po?o,.W<i?" ?~? ?fjMjfrJjg'Cj'i
ona" hr railroad and steamers Irom Charles
is to New York, Ballimore, Philadelphia and
;her points amounted to a total of 85,622
ates against 53,450 crates in the previous
?ar. The Bhlpmenta of potatoes lo 1872
mounted to 16,000 barrels, a decline of 3000
arrels from the exports of 1871.
The general local trade of the city shows
a increase, as compared with former years,
be dry goods, clothing, drug and other
ades are described as Increasing in volume
id amounL The prospects ot the fall trade
re regarded as very favorable, and a prosper?
as season ls confidently anticipated. -
"REFORM," WITH A TEN GE ANCE.
tie Sentiment of the Conservative
[From the Union Times.]
Hen like Tomlinson and Cardozo, who stood
j aDd looked on while Scott, Parker, Moses
id others who lead tue party, stole from the
easury, squandered tbe people's money,
tined and disgraced the State, without
lundlng the alarm or attempting to stop the
lere?, ?re no more to be trusted than those
bo did the r teal log. The promise of reform,
our opinion, ls nothing but electioneering
ap-trap; for those who make the promise
e either the former thieves or-having held
isltions where they must have known ot the
KUI log-aided and abetted the thieves, by their
ence and indifference to the people's lnter
ts. We have no more confidence in one
an the other; and, in our opinion, neither
111 give us reform. Mr. Tomlinson ls pre?
med to the people as a most righteous
in, who left the position of auditor because
i found the other officials were ao
rm pt that he could not hold official lnter
urse with them. Now, long before Mr.
imlinson resigned his position as auditor
?ny uf the most stupendous iranda against
e people were committed by these corrupt
Sciais, and, in his position he must have
en folly apprised of them. Then, In the
ime of honesty, we ask why did he not dla
sse them ? Il he ls the honest man be ls
presented to be, and saw, as he says he did,
e corruption ol the other officials, why did
. not come out boldly and denounce the ras?
tis ? No, Mr. Tomlluaon, we could not trust
e man who would Bee men plotting our de?
motion and not warn us of our danger any
ore than we would those who carried the
ot Into execution.
[From the Georgetown Times j
If lt required anything to show that the re?
nn ol wnlch Judge Orr and his followers luto
e bolting convention professed themselves
be intent upon effecting was a shallow and
eanluglesB pretence, it will be found In the
nguage of every one of them, not only at the
invention, but since they have arrived at
ime-that if the Liberal Bepubl leans and
?mocrats should bring out a ticket they will
imediately abandon the field and coalesce
Ita men whom they have bitterly denounced
thieves, roboere, liars and villains. Accord
g to their doctrine, a thieving Radical ls In?
fi tely preferable to an honest Liberal or Pe
ocrat. This conduct demonstrates clearly
iat tne Bolters are 3fter the purse strings,
id not actuated by any desire to benefit the
ACQUITTAL OF DE SCHOEPPE.
CARLISLE, September 7.
The jury in the case of Dr. Schoeppe, on his
>cond trial for poisoning Miss ste!necke, ot
altimore, returned a verdict, after being
osent about fifteen minutes, of "not guilty,"
nd the defendant was promptly liberated by
rder ol the court.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The rubber works of Messrs. Stickney &
0., Chelsea, Mass., were burned yesterday.
-A mob attacked the jail at Beardstown,
L, yesterday, threatening to hang a murderer
anfined therein. The jail was strongly
uarded, and the mob was repulsed, and after?
ward burned down a whole tquare of bulld
igs. _ _
A HEAVY ENGLISH FAILURE.
LONDON, September 7.
The failure of Lamb, Marsh & Co., bankers
nd commission merchants, la announced. It
i slated that their liabilities are ?200,000.
everal firms of St. Thomas and Porto R eo
re taid to be Bufferers by this failure. Tue
?certainty as to the amount of award of
amages to the United States by the Geneva
ioard ol Arbitration unsettles the market lor
BUMING OF THE B1MYIILE
. F?LL PARTICULARS 4>F THE LOSS
OF THE STEAMER.
. Arrival of thc. Survivors fit Baltimore
Incidents of the Fire-Escape of the
Passengers and Crew-An Oe cnn Voy?
age In Boats-The Lose and Saved.
Tbe schooner William McGee, Captain Gam
brill, from Nassau, N. P., August 2-1 th, arrived
at Baltimore on Friday morning, havlog on
board three ol the passenger and thirty-two
of the crew of the steamship Bienville, C?ptala
Maury, from New York lor Aspinwall, which
was burned at sea on the 15th of August. The
arrival of survivors in Baltimore are : Thirty
live by the schooner McGee and six by the
steamer Adelaide-total, forty-one. Having
lost all they had, and bel?g lu an entirely des?
titute condition, the good people of Nassau
supplied their immediate and pressing wants
in the way of clothing, Ao. In Norfolk, Va.,
those who came by that way received similar
kindly attention, and the good offices of the
Baltimoreaus were not wanting to relieve
the distressed also.
THE LOST AND THE SATED.
The total number of persons saved from the
Bienville ls eighty-five. Number known to be
drowned, nine; number missing from boat
No. 5, probably drowned, ten; number not
heard from, twenty-three; total, one hundred
and twenty-seven. By the steamer Moro Cas?
tle, which arrived in New York from Havana,
Captain Maury and lorty-one of the survivors
of the Bienville were brought back iiafely.
I The total number of passengers thu? tar saved
I ls thirty-eight, Including those at New York
j and Baltimore; the total number ol officers
I and men o? the Bienville at both ports ls forr.y
TAKING TO THE BOATS.
The passengers and crew of the steamer
took reinga in six ship-boats, but few ol' them
being amply provisioned. The sufferings of
all were very severe, and a number were
driven to insanity. The first boat conta]oed
Captain Maury and some of tho officers of the
ship, but lt was the last to leave the burning
steamer. From the second boat, landing near
the cove, Eleuthera, nine persons were lost In
the surf-one man, three women and Ave
children. Ot theae persons the only names
known are those ot Mrs. Joseph Banner,
a German lady from New York, and her
three children, the pldest fourteen years
of age. The swamping of the boat, it is auld,
was caused by an Englishwoman from New .
Orleans, who, irom excitement, stood up as i
they approached the breakers, causing the ;
boat to capsize. She was drowned. Mr. ,
Joseph Banner and one boy twelve years old
were saved, but the father became Insane
upon reacbl'jg the land. In the third boat,
one ot the passengers, Christoph Onega, a
cabin passenger, had on his person thirteen
hundred dollars In gold, which he saved, '
?4oogc 8lck and helpless. When lt was bund j
that this boat was leaking, a lady Dassen ger. :
Miss Christie Keys, ot Newfoundland, took off !
ber upper clothing with which to ca.ulk the :
boat. They were rescued by a sloop, and :
taken Bafely to Nassau. The Bulleringa of the ;
passengers In the fourth boat are reported aa [
very severe. On Sunday, tbe fourth day after .
the disaster, they subsisted on raw bacon and j
the milk of cocoanuts gathered from an Island,
and, when leaving that haven, a German
woman from Brooklyn, who waa insane, was.
from necessity, left on the Island, she refusing 1
to go with them. The fifth boat swamped be- '
fore leaving toe steamer, her complement Z
oping twenty-six persons, ten of whom are J.
missing. Tua sixth boat has not been heard .
from, but lt ls hoped by the survivors that lt
lian, of tbp 21st of August, gives the lc How- c
lng Incidents': ?
LOOKING FOR LAND.
Alter abandoning the ship, the captain
gave sailing directions to all the boats, order?
ing them io toilow him as closely as possible
Watling's Island being the nearest 1 iud
some ola von,y miles off-it was hoped at first v
that lt might be reached; but the wind blow- Ii
lng strongly from the southeast and a heavy v
Bea running, it waa found Impossible In these S
small boats io keep any course but that before y
the wind and sea. and they were only kept li
from swamping by conataut watching and ball- s
log. A email piece of caovusB was made fast &
to an oar of the captain's boat, which did good I
service as a sall. Tnesun bearing down with c
Intenseness caused great thirst. During the n
early part of the first day they encountered a v
heavy squall of wind and rain, which seemed Q
to revive the entire boat's company, as they n
were much fatigued by rowlug and bailing, o
IB well as irom their exposed and cramped ll
RECEPTION ON ELEOTHERA ISLAND. ?
On Friday last, at 10 A. M., after travelling i,
ibout one hundred and Atty miles, land was v
llscovered ahead, which proved to be Eleu- j,
hera, and at 3 30 P. M. a landing waa effected j
wo and a half miles above James's Point . As ti
loon as the boat was hauled up on the beach
bey were met by Boston Johnson, one of the
etilers, who, with others, had discovered the
?oat in the distance, but could hardly imagine
be cause of so tiny a crail, with such a multi?
ude of souls, coming or flying, as lt were,
rom the broad open ocean. All hands re?
lived irom the Inhabitants of the settlement
he moat generous hospitality, water, fruit, 9l
cc, being brought to them, and as soon as a
ire nu th would permit, they were escorted to a
he village, where everything the people pos- n
essed was placed at their disposal. Meo, wo- D
nen and children vied with one another In D
,cts of kindness and in ministering to their j(
rants. Captain Maury, with six others, left y
or Nassau at once, and arrived here on Hatur- ti
lay morning, bul the remainder of the party T
eated In the settlement that night, and took tl
lassage in the sloop Shannon, Wm. Hanna, n
naster, on Saturday morning, and came In at c
tight o'clock the same evening, when every ii
itientton was shown them by S. P. Saunders, o
Seq., United Slates vice-consul. tl
Statement of the Commander. tl
Captain Maury makes the following report 91
o the agent ol' the Pacific Mail Steamship 1
Company: I have to report the total loss by ?-1
ire of the steamer Bienville, under my com- '<
nanci, (chartered from the Livingstone A Fox
Sew OrleanB line, ) on the morning ol August
15th, at sea, In latitude 25 12 north, longitude
T415 weBt, by account. At 3.45 A. M., Au?
gust 15th, the officer of the watch called me,
ind reported thal the ship was on dre in the g
fore hold. I gave the order to call the men to a
the lire-quarters quietly, and to have the a
pnmns started and steam tu: ned on the fire c
extinguishers leading to the tore hold and c
forward freight room, at the same time keep?
ing the ship off before the wind, and hauling
down the head sails, leaving the head of the
|lb up and stopping the engine. Captain Mau?
ry says that be had the hose laid down to ihe
lore batch, and endeavored to get below with c
th? hose, but so great a volume of smoke s
came out tnat it was necessary to close c
the hatch immediately. Then he had the r
hatches battened over with wet awnlnir, and c
started the hose at tbe ventilator, but ihe t
steam pumps were quickly disabled and the j
water cut off. Meanwhile the fire extinguish- \
ers and buckets were used to keep the fire a
under, and Ihe boaiB wera made ready and i
manned. The two large life-boats were pro- i
plsloued and watered, and a full supply of e
life-preservers were served out to all the pas- c
sengers. At 5.30 A. M. Captain Maury thought t
the tire was BO far smothered be would be ru- \
abled to run lor Watling's Island,about sixty- 1
five miles distant. C?ptala Maury Boon discov?
ered Ibat the Ure was working Us wuy thronen l
both Bides of the ship, abreast of the boll?r, l
and that it would be necessary to abandon the (
vessel. The passengers then disembarked, (he i
women and cbLdreu being equally divided, 1
as nearly as possible, in eacu boar. Two boats l
were safely loaded and seat off. A third t
was also sent off, but was caught under <
the counter of the ship, capsized and stove. |
The persons in her were rescued and placed I
la another boat. At seven A. M. all but two
small boats had been boarded and sect off, !
and lhere were etui more persons on board I
than the boats could hold. The twe small <
boats were Ihen sent off with passengers to '
be distributed among tue other boats., which l
had the lightest loads, from which they were ,
to return io the Bhlp. By that lime the flames i
had gained such headway and the heat was i
so Intense that all the remaining persons
hastened into the boats as quickly as possible, i
and at half-past seven A. M. Captain
Maury left tbe ship. Te flames were burst
log from the cablas by ttais time. The
largest life-boat filad and capsized.
The sea was lncrealng, but bv the
aid of the stover: lile-boa, wnich was float i DR
wound, they were right? and balled. Seven
or ten others, however were lost. An ac?
count ls then given ol their voyage to land
and the landing of the |asaengers at Nassau.
Woe boat capsized in tbesurf and nine persons
were drowned. None J/ the names of Ibe
lost are known, except Irs. Brannon and her
three children. All the iodles were recovered
and buried by the auhorliles of Eleuthera
Island. There is still oe boat missing. She
was only moderately laded, was one of our
faBt boats, and was well provided w'th water
and food. The Are broie out between decks,
Immediately over the loller, and not in the
fore hold, as lt was firs supposed. I am un?
able to give the origin o the fire.
THE LUNATIC ASYLUM FIX.
A Nice State of A?TiT?-The Institution
Compelled to Pae? Around the lint
[Prom the Colunbla Phoenix.]
We publish below twc letters of recent date
from Dr. Ensor, the superintendent of
Lunatic Asylum, the ore to the Carolina Na
' tlonal Bank, the other to, Mr. E. Hope, lm
ploringald for the lnstitallon of which he has
charge. It will be seen that, not a single do
lar ol this year's appropriation for the Asy
lum has been paid. Th? taxes from which the
appropriation was desigied to oe drawn were
collected last fall and wtoter, but they were
squandered In legislative expenses, meeting
drafts upon the bogus armed force fund and
such like swindles. Tie Asylum, tbe Pent
tentlary, the public schools, and all other
proper objects of ROT emmental care and
support have Buffered terribly In conse
quence. The Asylum his been kept going
to this time simply through the personal ex?
ertions ot the superintendent and the assis
tance rendered nlm by private Individuals
We are glad to say that Mr. E. Hope has con
Bented to supply the Aiylnm wkn necessary
provisions for one month, though much to his
inconvenience and embarrassment. In the
meantime, we learn from Dr. Ensor that he
proposes to visit Charleston and make an
appeal to the banks of that city to furnish him
with sufficient funds to keep the poor Inmates
of the Asylum (rom starvation, until the fall
taxes come In, and the Legislature makes an
other appropriation, which, of course, will be
done immediately afterthat body convenes
We commend Dr. Ensor and his cause to the
barkers of Charleston, and trust he may get
from tbem the relief needed :
COLUMBIA, S. C., September 4, 1872.
To the President and Board of Directors of the
Carolina National Bank :
GENTLEMAN-I have the honor to apply to
rou for aid for the State Lunatic Asylum. The
Legislature made a liberal appropriation last
winter lor the support ol this Institution, but
lave been unable, up to this time, to draw
.Ingle dollar of this appropriation; and were it
lot for the indulgence of the merchants and
:he benevolence of those who have lent ns
honey, the inmates of the Institution would
riave been turned qut into the. streets, depen
lent upon individual charity, and the institu
;lon closed. Our creditors find our Indebted
less to them BO serious an embarrassment
hat they cannot extend ns further
?redil, unless they are paid at least apart
>t their present accounts. Thia places
he Institution again in immediate peril. Once
lefore, when our household was on the verge
>t.suffering for the necessaries of Hie, you
tlndly came to our relief, and kept the gaunt
nonster starvation from our doors lor several
nonths. Your kindness to us in the past en
?ourages me to appeal to you in chis our
iroso ti t extremity. The -amount of five thou
and dollars would relieve our present wanta
.nd I believe tide us over the balanoe ol ibis
errlble year till the taxes are oolleoted, when
he State treasury will be able to pay the ap
iroprlatlon made for tie Institution's sup
Hoping and b?n?vina^ou~WI,'Tfp?i^lPie
orne to our relief, I remain, very truly and
espectfully, J. F. EN9OR,
OFFICE S. C. LUNATIC ASYLUM, )
COLUMBIA, Septe m ber a. |
Mr. E. Hope-DELHI Sm: I write to inquire
whether lt is possiole for you to supply this
DBtltutlon with supplies for one month, and
rait till December for your money. The
Itale treasurer has not paid a dollar of this
ear's appropriation, beginning on the 1st ol
ist November. Mr. Solomon carried the in
tltntion till the end of April last, and the
leBsrs. Agnew havo carried IC from May 1 up
0 this time, but cannot extend a iurther
redit. Owing to the tightness of the money
Harket I am unable to borrow money with
riilcfi to buy provisions; and unless we can
?biala a further credit for supplies, the In?
natos ol the Institution must stiffer for want
f the necessaries of life', or oe urned out
oto the streets, dependants upon Individual
hariiy, as the State has proven utterly in
ompetent to provide f?r them- We have
ow but one day's supplies on band, and un?
ies relief Is afforded, day after to-morrow
rill And nearly four hundred human beings
1 this asylum Bullering lor something to eat.
n the name of God and humanity, I beg you
3 help them if you oan.
J. F. ENSOR, Superintendent.
STR1I?E OF TH HS CHU UBERS.
[From the columbia Union.]
An Incident ooourred at the Statehouse,
sveral days since, whloh seems to have re?
tained unnoticed longer than it should. It
ppears that owing to the contraction of the
louey market, the washerwomen at the L it?
alic Asylum, about a dozen in number, have
ot been paid lor several months. They there
ire resolved to raid the State officers, and on
Wednesday called inj a body at the State
reasury, where they made known their wants,
heir combined statements were too much for
ie presiding genius of that Institution, and
:iey finding the same, BO far as money was
oncernedjn as dilapidated a condition as their
idex Angers were after a bard day's scrub?
ing, leit, and wended their way to the execu
ive rooms. Here they were received with
:ie characteristic urbanity of his Excellency,
lao made them a neat little speech, condoling
heir misfortunes, which was so effective that
ne women returned immediately to the Asy
?m, to await the collection of taxes.
NEW TORE BANK STATEMENT.
NEW YORK, September 7.
The bank statement shows a loss on re
erves of $1,625,000. Loans decrease, one
nd one-eighth million; specie decrease, two
nd seven-eighths millions; legal-tender de
roase, three-fourths of a mlllloD; deposits da
rease, Ave and one-half millions.
CROPS IN THE STATE.
The Uoion Times eays: "A large number
?f our good cillzens from the country were In
.ttendance on Monday last. The reporta re
eived Irom them as to the crops were, gene
ally, quite flattering; but all agreed that the
irop of conon in this county will not reach
bat ol' 1870. Many of the most observing
llantera say they fear much disappointment
viii be exprienced when the crop is gathered,
is they fiad the bolls are small aud not so
numerous as the thrifty condition ot the plant
ndloates. All. however, agree that it will be
i good crop. There is no doubt that the corn
:rop is abundant, which will save to the eoun
v a large amount ot money heretofore sent
Vest and North for that necessary article.
Che fanners generally look cheerful."
The Georgetown Times says: "The rice
?arvest is in lull blast, and the rice birds are
n more than usual numbers, doing infinite
lamagc to the crops. The weather so far has
leen most propitious for getting in the rice.
The crop will scarcely reach that of last year,
n consequence of the damage done by the
:aterpillar and the salt water in the latter part
ii June and the Arst part of July on the lower
plantations. The birds, too, are playing sad
lavoc with the youug rice."
The Laurens Herald says: "The army worm
in great numbers have made their appearance
In our vlllaze, attacking the gardens and
doing considerable damage to vegetation,
raese worms, so far, however, eeem to con?
tine their ravages to the young turnips and
grass. We have heard of some complaint,
also, by the farming community of these de
Btruollve visitors. We learn they have at?
tacked the cotton fields in one or two sections
of the county, but so lar no damage bas been
WHO BEBED THE SENATE?
TOMIIS SOX'S PLUMB DENTAL OF THE
TRUTH OF THE CHARGE.
What he has to Say In Reply to Meltou
and Card o zo-His View of the Phos?
phate Grunt-Vc Money tn lt, except
tor the State and the Laboring Men.
CHARLESTON, 8. C., Septembers.
TO THE EU ITO Ra OF THE NEWS.
GENTLEMEN-On returning to the city to?
day, my attention ls called to your editorials
o? Friday and of yesterday, in which you refer
to charges made by F. L. Cardozo and* S. W.
Melton against me vllh reference to my al?
leged connection with the passage ot the phos?
phate bill; and, looking upon at least one of
these gentlemen as bavlng some character for
veracity leit, you may properly demand that
I ahall meet the charges. I had already been
Informed, in a private letter from Mr. Corbin,
ot tbe statements made by Mr. Cardozo and
Mr. Melton, at York rille, and was awaiting
an opportunity to notice them publicly. By
your kindly Interference, I have that oppor?
tunity. I have not yet read Mr. Melton's
speech delivered in Charleston, but under?
stand irom others ttu.t the statement made In
that speech is substantially the same as that
made at York vii ; e.
Mr. Cardozo la represented as Baying at
Yorkvllle, "Mr. Tomi nson ls no better than
Moses, so far as corruption goes, for If Moses
did Issue lraudulent pay certificates, Mr.
Tomllnson told me himself that he helped to
buy up the Senate to pasa the phosphate bli!
over the Governor's veto. He told me this at
the time, and I have i.o doubt that he told me
I can only say that (his statement ls a bold,
unblushing and unqualified falsehood.
Will you tell me now I am to prove that Mr.
Cardozo tells an untruth when he makes this
statement ? He might with as much propriety
say that I had tried o bribe him to murder
somebody; one assertion would be Just as
reasonable and as true as the other. But if
he repeats these assertions until the cra:k of
doom, I do not see how I am to prove their
untruth. I can only place my assertions and
character against his, and let the public de
olde for themselves.
I may say, however, that In his speech at
Yorkvllle, previous to making the above state?
ment, Mr. Cardozo said of me that "I had
been his friend lor son ie years,and was an hon?
est and upright man." Mr. C. may think that
uprightness o? character ls consistent with a I '
weakness for bribing senators. I do not. | <
Mr. Melton ls repres ented as saying at York
vine that he had been told (and would give
his authority if Mr. Tomllnson asked for it,)
that he (Tomllnson) hid borrowed the money
or endorsed a note ai; the bank to get the
money which was used for the purpose ot
passing the phosphate bill through. Thia ls
substantially the same Etalement as that mudo
oy bim in bis Charleston speech. In reply I
save to say that there ls absolutely not
the shadow of trnth In the statement.
[ am bound lo believe, even against some ?
reasons tor lack; or lattn |n his perfect Veracity,' '
that in tbls Instance Mr. Melton thinks he has !
foundation for his obarge, and I will be oolv J
loo glad to have his authority for the assertion
.ie has Been fit to fake.
Of course you do not ask me now to prove
that somebody did not teil Mr. Melton that I
tiad done th*ythlng charged, although the lan- !
zuage ol yon- editorial of Friday would seem
10 Imply that it was my du'y so io do.
I respectfully Bubralr, that there ls no paral
el between the charges made against myself
ind those made against Mr. Moses. Itislu
llclally proven that there have been fraudu?
lent Issues or pay certificates-aee the aQlda
rit of Treasurer Parktir In answer to Judge
redeemed at the treasury, und thai. fu. ?ooo, -
300 the treasurer's notes had been given, to
jay nothing of the larne amount not yet taken
:are of bv the treasurer-and yet you seem to
place the charge of Smith, Jones or Brown
that I have stolen a horse or robbed a bank,
In the same category with these charges
which are ol Judlolai record, fn your desire
to hold ihe scales even between the two Bad
leal factions, I fear you lean a little to the
in conclusion allow me to say, that my con
rjeotlon with the phosphate bill was just this.
[ voted for lt because I thought lt for the in
:erest of Charleston and of the State to do so
[ urged the Governor not to veto lt for ihe
lame reason, and tor other reasons not person-1 i
11 to myself, and I have as yet Been no reason 11
io regret my action. For my stock in ihe
company, which ls not $40,000, nor anything
near that amount, I hf ve paid precisely what
iver; stockholder in the company has paid,
? eluding lu the list Berne of the most honora
sie business men in Charleston. Some of the
ff I ldeat and moat absurd things have been said
Kith reference to Ult) gram under which the
sompany with which I am connected und
)thers associated with us are acting. Without 11
Defraying business malters which do not con-1 j
jern the public, permit me to say, that up to
.bis tims the only parlies who have reaped
iny benefit from thar, grant are the Slate of
: 'Hitit Carolina and the hundreds of mechanics IJ
ind laboring men employed by these compa- J f
I am, very respect fully,
Your obedient servant
SENATOR ROBERTSON COMING HOME.
WASHINGTUB, D. C.. September 8. | c
Senator Robertson, of Soulh Carolina, will
euve here to-morrow morning for his home
it Columbia, owing to the condition ot lils | t
leallh, and, by the advice of his physicians,
he Ecnator will not engage lo Ihe local or
Slate politics at present pending In South Car?
ME NEW YORK VEGETARLE AND]
The Dally Bulletin of Saturday, September |
The market for new potatoes ls about steady, 11
ff ?th a lair general Inquiry. Sweets are a I j
ibade easier, but fairly active at $6a5 50 per '
jbl. Ia vegetables, green corn is becoming
jcarce, and held a true higher. Cucumbers
mrdly arriving In quantity enough to esta
illsh a quotation. Other articles without es- <
?entlal change. Our quotations are ia bulk; i
?n shlDplng order 50c ner bbl must be added. ?
(ve quote as follows: Early Bose at $l50a2, ?
ind early Goodrich iud Jackson whites at
(I 25al 75. We quote vegetables: Green corn
r5ca$l per 100. Ked onions, per bbl, $2a2 50;
clo Connecticut $2a3 ??0 per 100 strings. Cu
:uinbers, Long Island. 25a50c per 100. Squash,
marrowfat, per bb! 60raSl. New luralps $1 26
il 50 per bbl. Cabbages $8al2 per 100. Beets,
Jersey, $1 60. Tomatoes, 60a70c per basket.
Birsr plant 75ca$l per dozen. Lima beans
(lal 25 per bag.
Apples are very dull and the market over?
stocked. Very little Western hos arrived,
however, as the low prices ruling will hardly
pay cost of packages and freight. There ls
eenerallv at this period of the year some out?
let by shipment Norttt, but all sections are so
well supplied by the extraordinary yield ol
the present year that there is scarcely any
direction where apple? could be shipped to ad?
vantage. Peaches are plenty, the receipts
comprising 77 car loads of lruit, and prices re?
main about the same as for a day or two past.
Plums are active aud higher where the fruit is
aot over ripe. Bartlett aud fancy varieties ol
pears in demand and hlaher, but common
grades continue dull and hard to sell. Melons
are dull and decidedly lower. Grapes
are plenty and about steady. The late
arrivals of Cai! ! ot ula pears consisted
mostly of sickle d-scrlpUons, and being I
in splendid condition, brought about
$6 per case, and the consignment was consid?
ered the best ol any received BO far this sea?
son. Other fruits are without decided change.
We quote: Apple*-Permain, per bbl, $lal 25;
fall pippins, do., 50CE SI 25; pound sweets, do.,
$lal 25; blush, do.. $1 25il 75. Pears-Bart
lett, per crate, $2i2 60; do., per bbl, $8a9;
Dutchess, do., $7u9; Flemish beauty, per crate,
$2 60a3 50; table, per bbl, $2u3; common, do.,
$la2. Grapes-Concord, per lb, 7a9c: Dela?
ware, do., 10al2o. Piaches - Delaware, good
to prime, per orate, $1 25al 75; do., fair io
good, do., $lal 25; do., per basket, 40oa$l;
Jersey, do., $3Uca$:.. Pluma-greea gages,
per bbl, $5a6; blue do., $6o7. MelODs-nut?
meg, Jersey, per bbl, 38ca$l; water, Jersey,
per 100, $12315; do., seconds and culls, $3al3.
THE NEWS AND ITS FRIENDS.
I More Pleasant Sayings from Our Ex
[From the Boston Post.]
THE CHARLESTON NEWS, one of the
papers in the South, has moved Into a
office said to be the finest for the business
the cotton States.
[Prom the New York Bulletin.].
THE CHARLESTON NEWS enters upon the enr
[rent commercial year In new spacious nod
elegant quarters, to which it was removed
from the premises lt has occupied for the last
Ave years. THE NEWS ls an able, reliable
and enterprising Journal of high standing and
reputation, and ls fully deserving of the pros
perky which lt enjoys.
[From the Washington Star.]
THE CHARLESTON NEWS has entered upon
the occupancy o? Ita new publication office
From the description given it well Justifies the
claim ot being, not only "the finest newspaper
office In the Cotton States," but one bl the
handsomest and best arranged In the country
We congratulate Messrs. Riordan and Dawson
the editors and proprietors of THE NEWS, up?
on this evidence of the substantial and de
served prosperity of their newspaper enter?
prise. Mr. Riordan waa formerly a citizen of
Washington, and Mr. Dawson is well known
In this city and Bichmond.
[From the Union Timea]
THE CHARLESTON NEWS.-We are pleased to
know that this ably conducted.Journal ls meet?
ing with 'that success which it- so greatly
deserves. The proprietors have purchased
the property so familiarly' known aa the
Southwestern Railroad Bank building, situated
on Broad street, Charleston, and fitted lt up
in elegant style. On Monday last THE NEWS
was first issued from the new office. The
price paid lor the property was $20,000. We
rejoice to see the prosperity ot those Journals
that so bravely battle for the good of the
State. Long may THE NEWS and Its enter?
prising proprietors continue to prosper.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 8.
Southerly to westerly winds tor the Southern
States east of the Mississippi, on Monday, with
GOVERNOR SCOTT'S PETS.
Attempted Escape of Two Penitentiary
Convicty-Kiiung of One hythe Guard
and Escape of tn? Other.
[From the Columbia South Carolinian.]
On Saturday morning about four o'clock
;wo convict?, Jackson Brooks and William
Smalls, confined in the corner cell on the
loutn west of the building, were discovered by
he guard io be making* their escape. The
.wo men ran towards the canal, and when
3ma!ls was about half way across the guard
m duty at ihe lime, Evans, fired on
Um, ihe hall taking effect on his
.ighrside and ranging through his body.
31s calls for help brought Sergeant Bice
o his all, and on bringing him to ihe
lank of ihe cabal he expired in about tweoty
niantes. Brooks succeeded in making bis
?scape. The darkness was BO prolound that
irosa-firlng occurred between the guard.
Upon examination of the cell, lt was fouu<l
that the lock hid been picked or forced, and,
is these convicts had been employed respec
?"WHy In the blacksmith shop and stone yard,
jel^s",VJIW*%,u*h'iLfJttfii'J?d, supplied them
TEE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC SEA?
[From the Richmond Dispatch.]
The surveys and preliminary work on this
road, to run from Norfolk, Ya., ro Charleston,
i. C., will be commenced early in October. A
charier for the Yirglnia portion of the road
ivas obtained under the title ot "The Norfolk
ind Soulhern Railroad." A meeting has been
held ol the Virginia corporators and tbe cor?
porators and officers ol the North and South
Carolina railroad?, which are to form
the entire line between the above-named
termini. The meeting, alter three days1
consideration, agreed to consolidate the
three roads, making it only necessary
lo ask the respective legislatures of the
Lhree Slates to authorize the change of name
al each into the "Atlantic and Paclflo Sea?
board Railway," and one or two other minor
points. In tue Interest of this road Norfolk
will shortly be visited by the president of the
road, General Charles B. Stuart; Judge Wlg
?In, of Boston; Dr. Greenlea!- and Mr. Holmes,
if New York; General Dablgren and Mr.
Tucker, and probably by Colonel Humphreys
md Mr. H asa, of North Carolina, and Captain
Drain, (the latter the vice-president,) of
South Carolina, and others. ,
^BALD HEADS MAY HAVE A NEW
:rop of hair by applying Ball's Vegetable Sicilian
J air Renewer, ir the hair fol?eles are not entirely
:.osed up. sepT-stuthSnaw
ifSf NEITHER FAILING TEETH, NOE
he peeping wrluklea of time, so forcibly tell ot
idvanclug years, as your gray hair. AYER'S
."IGOR restores its color and makes your appear
ince more agreeable to others, as well as yourself,
?vith fresh, luxuriant hair, the infirmities of age
ire far less noticeable. sep7-atuth3D*w
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TER-NATTANS'S CRYSTAL DISCOVERY FOB
CHE HAIR.-A perfectly clear preparation In one
JOttle, as easily applied as water, for restoring to
.?ray hair 1U natural color and youthful appear
?nee, to eradicate and prevent dandruff, to pro?
mote the growth of the hair and stop Ita faUing
Mt, It ls entirely harmless, and perfectly free
'rom any poisonous substance, and wnl therefore
lake the place of au the. dirty and unpleasant
preparations now in use. Numerous testimonial
lave been sent us from many ot our moat promi?
nent citizens, some ef which are subjoined. In
everything in whloh the articles now in nae are
?bjactionable, CRYSTAL DISCOVERY la perfect.
lt ls warranted to cou iain neither Sugar of Lead,
9ulphur or Nitrate of Sliver, lt does not aol! the
clothes or scalp, la agreeably perfumed, and
makes oneorthebeBt dreaslnga for the Hair m
use. It restores the color of the Hair "more per
foot and uniformly than any other preparation,"
and always does BO In from turee to ten da fa,
virtually feeding the roota of the Hair with au
the nourishing qualities necessary to Ita growth
and healthy condition; lt restores the decayed
and md aces a new growth of the Hair more posi?
tively than anything else. The application of
this wonlerrui discovery also produces a pleasant
and cooling effect on the scalp and gives the Hair
a pleasing and elegant appearance. Price $1 a
bottle. ARTHUR NATT ANS,
Inventor and Proprietor, Washington, D.-O.
For sale by the Agent, DB. H. BAER,
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TO BAKE BS I
Dr. H. BAER offers at the lowrst market
rates the following articles, of which he aiways
keeps a good stock on hand:
carbonate of Ammonia-in Jars and in bul*
Cream ol Tartar-pure
Supercatbonare of Soda
Fresh Hops-pressed and loose .
Ginger, Race and Ground
- 6 Oil ol Lemon
Extract of Vanilla, made or the beit fresh bean
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