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TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM. }
CiOX) ^VTnTID pTJri COXITSTTRY.
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE
SATURDAY MORNITfO, APRIL 21, 1877.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
B?T* Office in rear of Masonic Nail.
March 3 ly.
la hereby given that in thirty days
frorn date, application will be in a do
to the Clerk of Court for Orangeburg
County to grant a Charter to Edisto
Lodere No. 83! I. O. O. F. in conforjm
ty with the Act of Assembly, entitled
"Ali Act to provide for granting of
certain Charters" approved February
J. IT. Waiii/eks } Committee.
F. I)eMai?s. j
overninent will be recognized at
\JC Washingtan before long. This
?cheering news induced nie to purs
<cb"aEe one of the finest lot of
HORSES ANI) MULES
ever brought into this Market. And
as times will grow hotter under the
People's Governor, 1 have put my'
prices down and can now accommo
date the public upon the most rea
sonable terms- No matter what style
?of Horse or Mulch wanted 1 vouch I
?can fill the bill: Cull on me at my
f tables at Slater's Hold.
e. h\ stater.
According to the latest improvements in
I. S. WOLFE
'Over Ezekicl's Store, is prepared to
?execute anything in his line.
Guaranteeing a faithful attendance to
'business, he respectfully risk a eonlinn
ance of the patronage, which has hereto
fire been extended in the old linn of
Silicicr, Wolfe ?Oalvert.
|tf?y All Work Guaranteed.
The Two Story building in the Town of
l.ewisville. The first Story fitted tip as, a
'Store, complete in all respects. Thesecond
?Story arranged foi a Residence.
For particulars npplv to
itug. 5 if
~~J ? I I N O Gr R K K
Irunorter &'id Manufacturer
HARNESS & SADDLES.
Has the pleasure to inform the Public
that he has Received a heavy Stock from
the North ofevery description what belong*
4o a first class Saddlery Establishment.
Also wish to draw particular attention to
his Stock of
la DI ics hi DING sa DDL es
nnd his assortment of
Prices lower then ever,
(iood Saddles at $3.00.
VOCAL AND I.N.STJUT?
3YI EXT A Fi.
I am prepared to receiveu few Pupils
mure in Vocal and Instrumental Miisic.
f>ep ?0 if
D1J. TL F. MUCKKNFIJSS
Dentist Dooms over Store of Mr. Oco. II.
t?if" Charges Reasonable.
Notice of Dismissal.
Notice is hereby given that I will file my
final account with the Judge of IVobiite for
Oraiigebiirg County, on the 80th day of
April 1877 and ask for letters of
Dismissal as Administratrix of the Estate
of C. L. ISochettc deceased.
FRANCES A. liOCIIETTE.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Cwnty of OitA'xaF.auito,
In tiii: Common I'.lkas.
George Boliver, as Adin'r. Cum (cute Amn.ro
of Daivd F. Zcigler deceased,
Emma Zeigler and others.
In pursuance of an order of reference
herein, made by his Honor, Jacob I'. Heed,
Circuit .Judge, and dated 20,It May, I.S7<>, ii
is ordered, thai the Creditors of ihe Iv tale of
the late David F. Zcigler do pre-nii: mid
establish their several and respective de
mands before the Ucferec at Oran gebiirg,
South Carolina, on or before the third day of
May, 1877, or bo debarred any participation
in the benefits of the decree herein.
W. E: 11UTSON. Itef.
March 27th 1877.
mar 31 St
Cjfc5 TO |SO PKR DAY AT
tp Home. Samples worth $1 free. Stinson
Si Co., PorHund, Mane.
THE WORK OP THE STORM.
B6isicitf It ivcrs?Trains Delay
ed-- Plantations Overflowed.
Tho Deserted Cujiitiil?A Sorinus Accident
to the Wheeler House?An Unmiralled
Fall of Rain and tho Consequences.
C?i.?muiA, April 13?All business
has been suspended here to-day in
consequence of a serious rain and
wind storm, which has raged without
intermission and with unbroken
severity since a little after midnight.
The streets have been almost wholly
deserted throughout the day, as it was
next to impossible to traverse thorn in
the face of the gale.
The most serious damage yet re
pented occurred to tho Wlieeler
Mouse last nigh'., when a portion of
tho parapet wall which rises above
the roof proper, on the-onstern or
rear side, fell through the roof, break
ing down the plastering, furniture,
vtc, in four rooms on the fourth story.
They were unoccupied, hnppily, an I
no one was injured.
Trees and fences are down in many
places, and the streets are carpeted
wi h green leaves stripped from tho
recently budding trees.
Client diflictilty has been experien
ced at the Telegraph ollice in com
municating with other places as the
wires and posts are down in all direc
Conductors and passengers on the
incoming trains report all the rivers
and creeks already swollen ami still
rising. An immense volume of water
has fallen, and that continually, for
almost twenty-four hours.
riie outgoing train for Charleston
to-hight did not leave at the regular
hour; it is still here, anil will probabl y
remain for the night. A washout is
reported thirty miles from Charles
The (ircelivillc train this evening
came in only twenty minutes behind
<\>m Mill a, S. C, April 13?Mid
niglifi?The Coiigiireo is alrcad high
er than at any tinu fir twelve
months past, and the Cut aw ha is re
ported by passengers from Charlotte
to bo very much swollen.
Ykmasskk, S. C., April 13.?The
storm here and in this immediate
neighborhood was terrific. The rain
poured in torrents last night, ac
companied by hail. This morning
some |kmlions ol the country ans com
pletely inundated. The farmers have
sit (lured in consequence.
The rice planters report that large
portious of their coming crop have
been swept away.
The Savannah and Charleston
Railroad is reported to bo "washed''
in .several place?, owing to which tho
trains were delayed.
No lives are yet reported i .st, no r
arc any habitations reported demol
Savannah, April 13?0.45 I'. M.
?Last night and to-day the rain has
been coming down, in torrents, a ml
the (ruck farms in the neighborhood
of this city have been seriously injur
Some of tho lower wharves have
heen overflowed, but no serious dam
age is yet reported. It is feared,
however, that the slorm is coining
this way and that we have not yet.
seen the worst.
We have. ha/I the highest lidc- lo
day for many -?y>ars, and the rice
plantations near tho city arc sup
posed to have been materially injur
ed, but no particulars have yet been
received. The weather is still very
Swept liy Wind anil Waves?How ? *liorh
Sharp (iulo Bnlicred (lie City by I lie
The wind and rain storm which
burst over this city and harbor yester
day morning, while not so disastrous
in its effects as the gale of Septem bor,
187-1, was, for its short duration, even
more severe. The gale began at f>.35.
A. M., and the wind reached its inix
iinum velocity at A. M., blowing at
that time ?S miles an hour,, which is
4 miles an hour greater than the velo
city of the wind in the gale, of 1874,
which only reached ol miles an hour.
The- ruin, which had been falling
heavily during the night, increased
\viMi the gale, and from 1.50 P. M.
on Thusdny to J) A.M. yesterday 8.23
inches of water had fallen?a greater
amount tl an has been registered for
t he same space of time since the signal
ofliee lias been established at this
port. At 7.?0 A. M. yesterday morn
ing the barometer-stood at 20.-10, and
kept falling throughout the day until
at 1.30 1'. iW. it registered 29;29.
Owing to tlie fact that the. wires were
blowu down the signal ofliocr was cut
oil' from much information regarding
the origin of the gale, but from such
facts as ho cnuld gather lie was of the
opinion that the storm centre was
formed in the vicinity of New Orleans,
and from that point moved eastward,
striking Charleston about half-past
?5 A. M. yesterday.
at the 11 att e It y.
About 7 o'clock, while the storm
was raging violently and still increas
ing, the bridge connecting the White
Point Pathiiighoiisc with the Battery
was carried away, not a trace of it
being left save the arch which span
lied the entrance from the Baticry
side and ti few of the palmetto sup
ports. Communication was thus com
pletely cut off with Mr. McMannion
and family, wdio were occupying the
building at that time. The waves
were running mountain high, and al
ready the outermost division of the
Buthinghousc, which is built in two
parts, rocked to and fro like a drunk
en ma.li, had the angry waters rushed
thri ugh the space between it and the
Battery wall with the velocity of a
mill race. At half-past 7 A. M. the
situation of the family in the Bath
iughnu.se became so perilous that pri
vate Breman, who was on duty at the
Bntlery, reported at the Stationhouso
that, unless immediate aid was offdr 1
ed, the family would be assuredly
lost. Upon this information, Lieut.
Fordluim at once organized a squad
of policemen, who, after supplying
themselves with ropes, ?fco., piocccdod
to tin; Buttery post-haste. Upon
reaching die scene Lieut. Pnrdhani
found that be could do nothing. The
waves were dashing triumphantly
over the |;ardeii, and the walks were
over a foot deep in water. Every
moment added to the danger of the
unfortunate family, and the rain
came down in such blinding sheets
that the harbor wore all the appear
ance of a seething snow field. Finding
that nothing could bo effected with
out immediate und concerted action,
Lieut. Ford bam led his force to the
South Battery, where they procured a
staunch fishing canoe, belonging to a
colored man named .Simmons, and
conveyed it to the point on the south
ivalk, immediately opposite the Hath
ingTou.-c, vvheic, with considerable
difficulty, it was launched. Mr.
Harry Hansen, the sailor who acted
so nobly in the gale of 8171, and by
whose daring exertions too saaie
family were at that time rescued, was
again mi hand, and, with Simmons
and Whaley, two colored fishermen,
manned (he boat and piloted her safe
ly to the llathiiighnu.se door. Mrs.
McManiiou and her two children were
brought to land in safety, and the boat
then returned and brought Mr. Me
Mnnmou across. The family had
hardly been placed under the.care of
a hospitable family near by when a
t large portion o: the outer building
tell with a trash and floated oil" like
some phantom ship in the blinding
storm By 10 o'clock the tide had
fallen sj much that there was no
longer any danger of the complete
demolition of the Batliingliousc, and
a couple of policemen were left to pre
vent stealing. The. only loss sustain
cd by Mr. McMannion was a quantity
of wood, which was washed overboard
from the rear of the hotrse. Lieut
Ford ha in, Mr. Hansen, Whaley and
Simmons, together with Deputy
Sheriff Burke and the whole squad of
police, are deserving of the highest
commendation for their prompt and
Tim M?iji/ruiii monument.
Considerable apprehension was ex
1 pressed for the safety of the Moullrie
Monument recently placed on the Bat
Uery, but the figure stood firm und im
movable, with baud proudly upraised
to the gale as one "born to rule the
THE ISA ST SKA WALb,
which was so badly,demolished in the
gale of 1874, was Unhurt by tho waves,
which at one timo during the morning
dashed thirty or forty feet over it into
the garden, tlie interior of which was
completely submerged. The rcsi
donees along East Battery were con
siderubly injured by tho loss of slates
from their roofs, and the beating of
llio ra n trough the windows into tho
nppurt incuts. Tho water along the
shell drive was over a foot deep, and
I extended up Atlantic a id Water
streets, half way to Meeting street. The
crown to the arch of one of the centre
drains near Atlantic street was brok
en in by the force of tho water, and if
the ' break had not been immediately
attended to llio winde drain would
have been materially injured.
MM KIl?t'SE BT UK KT.
'1 he force of the gale was seriously
felt in (his locality, and the fences
.surrounding the three lots next the
river were, washed down and the yards
were flooded with water, in some
places three feet deep. The tidal
j drain running the length Of the stn ot
and emptying into the river, was
burst from the rush of water from the
side drains, the flood gates being shut
and preventing an outlet. The brick
work was split in twain for a distance
of ten licet, and the water rushed out
of the break in a roaring torrents to
wards the river. This drain has not
been co' crcd with earth for a long
time, and needs immediate repair. The
title r?se vVn?'' higli"h"nd Hooded the
street linlf way up to Trudd street,
and the residents were compelled to
wado through t o water or get to
land by mean-of boats,, which were
The building On ?the west side, and
at the s nth end of the street, owned
by .Mr. A, J. Samson; und of which
Mr. r.ben Colli n is the agent, was a I
indsl washed from its foundation. The
bui'ding is elevale several lVet from
the ground on wooden supports) Kiwi
tlie water washed with a clear swoop
under it. The lady residents' became
so much alarmed that they were taken
?ml iii ?liair- at (''o'clock to n neigh
boring residence, and remained thc-rc
until the tide went down, when they
returned to their house. A While
hall boat, owned by a very worthy
colored man named Brower, was torn
from its moorings and carried down
the harbor. A wood sloop, a yawl
boat and several rafts aiid flats were
lorn from their morrihgs in this vi
cinity, hiul were washed down into the
harbor. All of the lots in (his locality
were coinplefely submerged, and the
lot at the Southwest corner of Tradd
and Logan streets, wdnch had been
partly excavated, was a perfect pond
of water several feet deep.
A l.OXti TMK W H A lt V KS.
The wind being from the east the
greatest violence of t' c gale-, was ex
perienced along (he the water front
oh Town Creek and Cooper Biver,
and but for the limited duration of
the storm the damage would have
been very .serious. Some slight ev i
deuces of the force of the wind might
bo seen till along ICast Bay, such as
broken wjiblows, fallen signs and
loose ' tiles, but it was only by a tour
of the wharves that a proper appro
ciatioii of the magnitude of tho storm
could be obtained.
There was considerable injury to
some* of tho piers where the high
waves had washed over the wharves
and ripped up the planking; in other
cases more serious inroads were made,
w hile s .me of the wharves received no
damage of moment. There is but lit
tie shipping in the harbor at present,
and the force of llio galo was mainly
felt by the* smaller craft, several of
which were sunk or badly injured.
Tho larger craft generally got through
with some chafing, and the damage to
them, with a lew exceptions, was
Tho wharves on Cooper Itivor are
generally in good condition, which
enabled them to resist successfully
the force of the sea and wind. At
Town Oeek several small craft wore
driven into tlic marsh, but will no
doubt bo taken off without much loss.
The Northeastern Railroad wharf
property did not apparently sutler to
any extent, ami the vessels in this
vicinity were only small craft.
At the Gas wharf the schooner
Mary K. Smith, with coal from Phila
delphia, was somewhat chafed, as was
the schooner Alabama, at M alienee's
wharf next below. The wharf pro
perty here was apparently without
injury. At Marshall's, Vcnning's and
Robb's wharves the damage was con
lined to that done by the portion of
the waves which ripped up the plank
ing, and in some instances a lew bar
reis of rosin were washed oil*.
Johnson's wharf at the cast end of
Laurcns street had the south pier en
lirely broken down, with some dam
ago to the north head; The sloop
Centennial was sunk at this wharf.
II am tin's wharf was little damaged.
Almost the whole of Rotten bo ro',
from the river to within one block of
East Ray, and from Calhou n street to
I Laurcns street, was covered with
water several feet deep, und it was
necessity in passing through this dis
triet to use boats, horses or vehicles.
At Pregnall's wharf there was lib
apparent damage. The schooner L.
A. Edwards and steamer Marion
lying here received no injury of inbm
cut. At Hunter's wharf the sloop
1 ToUand was sunk with seven casks
spirits turpentine ami forty barrels
rosin. The schooner Lark was badly
chafed and had several large holes
knocked into her sides. A phosphate
digger which was undergoing repairs
here was forced up on the wharf and
more 01 loss damaged.
At Rein-it's wharves the tide rose
on the property to a greater height
than in tin* gale of 1*71, but did tiot.
reach j by twelve inches the high
water mark* of thestorni ol 1351. The
new pier licaii i" tlii> property stood
well. Mi>or.-il to it were the line ship
.Martha lh.wkcr and bark .Annie.
Torre}', Tin y were lying at the head
of the wharf, und were quite Exposed;
but, fortunately, escaped with only a
chafing. '1 he large fenders keeping
the M. Eowkcr from the wharf were
completely broken up by the striking
of the ship during th 1 gale.
At Merchants' wharf there was lint
little injury to the wharf, bat'the
sloop Cleii; d. A. Wagoner was driven
ashore. 'I hi' steamship I? a Icon rode
out the gale in safety at this point.
Palmetto and Union wharves re
ceived slight injuries, and the bark
Harriet E. 1 Iusscy and the Spanish
brig Tibitlabo lying here were not
The wharf of the Mount Pleasant
Eerry Company wts badly shattered,
ami the entire superstructure appear
ed to have been displaced and the
piling twisted. The steamer St
Helena, at this wharf, escaped with
out damage. It is estimated that it
will lake not iesi than 81,000 to repair
the damages sustained by the pro
petty of the Mount Piesaut Eerry
Company at this wharf.
There was no appearance of injury
at thu wharves of the New Custom
house. Central wharf piers htyd the
planking lifted, while the Spanish
si earner Puerto Rico and schooner
Lytiiburner, lying here, were not
damaged. The injury to Accommoda
tion wharf was slight. Rrowu & Co.'s
south wharf was apparently consider
able shaken by the storm, and will
require some work to place it in order.
The north wharf was not injured,
At Ken's wharf the injury was un
important, and the German bark
ilarzburg lying there rode out the
Atlantic wharves showed some
evidence of damage, particularly the
north pier, the bead of whicliwaa
part ly carried away and the planking
lifted. The superstructure was also
injured at other points on these
wharves. The British bark Express;
which wns moored at the North At
lantic wharf, forced her fasts and
drifted up tho dock, causing some
damage to tho pier and shed.
Boycc ? Co.'s north wharf received
no noticeable damage, while the south
wdiarf, which wtu previously in bud
order, was much wrociio I.
Adder's ? wharves \v< ni through llio
gale safely, as also did Vandorhorst's
j and Commercial wharves. Tho
vessels lying hero .showed no marks
At Southern wharves Lhc effect of
the gale was light, and the hark Gun.
Gram, and tho steamer Dictator,
which were moored there, passed
through tho Idow safely.
D?ring the heaviest of tho gale the .
well-known yacht Flirt was sunk at
Commercial wharves, her leak arising
from heavy striking again it tho
wharf. She had just been put in good
order after u previous mishap, il'jr
hull was entirely submerged.
The sluoj) Exchange was forced up
on the bulkhead of Bennett's w harf
her bow* hanging on the wharf while
her stern was in the water of the do
Several holes had b:ea broir
through her planking.
The steamer Ivanhoc, Capt. Cr.j
from Bull River, came inland Ihrn
tht heaviest of the gale an 1 Ian 1 <i
A largo amount of pine timj
broke loose from the ponds in As!
River, and was floating about in t
At a late hour lastuightth<i v
at the wharves were riding
their moorings, with the wi ????
ing a strong breeze from ahoi; tri.!?
cast. The clouds were si ill I v,
and the weather had an m 1
look, but the expected sh tarn ;f
the storm at high water-!: I n I tak \
place, and .with the tide at. > a ea
less violent thaa heretofore, and a
decided lessening in the volume of
the last flood tide, giw good r< son
to anticipate that the weat her to-day
w ill clear up finally, and bo more in
conformity with tho usual April
season. Along our cons! iiVery fry
ing time has been ex:? >riah rod by tho
shipping, and numen us disaster*, it
is feared, may have occurred.
WEST RUN SECTION O" TJ'IK I V ?'.
The storm was felt with cons dur
able violence in the wosb rh sei lion
of tlie city, may portions ofwdiich
wereoycrfloweii, rend aiiig it difficult
iu soiuo places i > walk, sind in others
utterly impossible for persons to got
out of their houses. All sorts 61
means of transp ?: [alion had to be im
provised, spring carts and buggies
being mostly i? i jm ind.
The wind blew strongly from tlie
cast, arid (ho tide was higher by
vi ral inches than in the great gala
oi 1871, and in some places, for iu
! slab c, at llio west end of Broad
; street, ihe wa Or iyhicli am-"! froth tho
I flood sowers and rainfall was a foot
higher than in the year above men
tioned. S> eomjiloteloy overflowed
ivero lots in low places fiat fowls
could not leave their ro >sts; and cows
in (heir house 1 were breast high iu
water. The Kutlcdgc Street arid ave
nue railway track was completely
submerged, causing President Riggs
to fear (hat no little damage ha 1 been
done to the road -bed, but on cxami
nation made after the. water had sub
sided it was found that, everything
was intact. In Went worth street anu
in Kutlcdgc street in some ! ?w places
the roadway and sidewalks'averdcov
ered with water for considerable dis
tances, and reached ahnost to liie
Trees wi re stripp I of their foH; go
and branches in Broad, Fran '.in.
Bee, Kutlcdge, Bull, Lynch tv.
and Hiitledge avenue. In i
street, near Queen, a largr1'
uprooted ami thrown her
street; another largo tree was
ly torn up in Mr, F. An -ei'. i
Calhoun street. Severn 1 tiv
City I'ark were stripped and es
torn off. Mr. A. Iliing's st ig
street, and tho Academy isic
were damaged by leaks, and . am
ber of private resides ?cos op ig to
the cast were drenched from tics to
basements. A large in >!u?vn
across i'r. Rose's feit ledgo
avenue," and another higher
up in the. same nv<- i jss Mr.
Wilkin's fence, and .her was
thrown across the . >.u' Christ
Church. Large pi water col
lected in several such lo
calities that the) emptied
by the drains. jots near
tho ponds in Uu i.eetwero
submerged, the v, the ponds
nn.ting with tlm trootsr and
j forming an unbj ken ...sirupassnblo
.[CONOLUDJ.l ON A'DPAOE.]