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Largest Circulation.-THE DAILY NEWS BEING TUE NEWSPAPER OFFICIALLY RE? COGNIZED AS HAVING THE LARGEST CIR? CULATION IN TUE CITY OF CHARLESTON, PUBLISHES TUE LIST OF LETTERS REMAIN? ING ?N TUE POSTOFFICE AT THE END OF EACH WEEK, ACCORDING TO THE PROVIS? IONS OF THE NEW POSTOFFICE LAW. LOCAL MATTERS. CH JE AP ADVERTISING. THE CHARLESTON NEWS, the circulation of which is about twice as largo as that of any .other paper published in South Carolina, is the best advertising medium for all business men. For persons who want situ itions or servants; who want houses or apartments, or have them to rent; who want or who offer board and lodg? ing; who have lost or found artiolo* of value, THE NEWS has no equal; and in order that ali c?aseos may have their wants supplied, we have sdoptod the . following* scale of CHEAP ADVER? TISEMENTS, payment for which must invariably be mad? to/ten the order is given: Advertisements of situations wanted by or offered to clerks, governesses, tutors, work? men, mechanics, house-servants, porters, shop boys, cooks and washers; board and lodging wanted or offered; apartments wonted or to let; articles lost or found; houses, shops, offices and warehouses wanted or to let, and miscella? neous wanta of all kinds. For each insertion of advertisements of the classes specified : Mot exceeding THREE LIMES or 20 words... .25 coot H " Fous LIMBS or 80 words.AO " " FrvE LINES or AO words.60 .* All advertisements to be inserted at those rates must be prepaid and delivered at THE NEWS office by 9 P. M. MEETINGS THIS DAY. Delta Lodge of Per faction, at 8 P. M. Jefferson Lodge, at 8 P. M. Hibernian Society, at 8 P. M. Medical Society, at 8 P. M. Fire Company of Axmen, at 8 P. M. Vigilant Fire Company, at 8 P. Bf. Froundschaltsbund, at 8 P. Bl. Homestead Building and Loan Association, at 8 P. M. Mutual Aid Association, at half-post 5 P. M. A UCTION SALES THIS DAY. JOHN S. BYAN will sell at ll o'clock, at the . old Postoffloe, three houses and lots. LAURE* A ALEXANDER will sell at 10 o'clock, at their Btore, bacon, laid, Ac. B. A A. P. CALDWELL will sell at half-post 9 o'clock, at their store, tobacco and groce? ries. T. M. CATER will sell at a quarter to ,10 o'clock, ot his store, flour, sager, Ac REICHE A SCHACHTE will sell at a quarter to 10 o'clock, at their stores, shoulders, batter, Ac. JQHN G. MTLNOB A Co. will sell at 10 o'clock, Itt their salesroom, fancy dry goods, ftc. CLOTHING AT A SACRIFICE.-Messrs. George .Little A Co., No. 213 King-street, being about to pat extensive repairs apon their establish? ment, offer their entire stock of clothing at panic prices. If you want bargains, give them a call._ AN ADDITIONAL PILOT BOAT.-It was men? tioned on the stteet, yesterday, that steps hod been token to purchase the pilot boot Winyah, now at Georgetown, S. C., for the colored pilots of this city. Four thousand dollars waa stated as the sam to be paid for her. VESSEL AT QUARANTINE.-Tho British bark AnsdeU, from the Island of Martinique, reach? ed quarantine yesterday. She will load naval stores for Great Britain. The A. boa on board some passengers who wore ou ene steamship Mississippi when she was wrecked on that island._ ? - FIRES IN THE COUNTRY.-Mr. J. R. Hinton, at Gash's Depot, had hie house and nearly every article of furniture he possessed destroyed by fire during the gale ol last Saturday week. Hrs. Crossland^ gin house at Bennettaville was burnt down on the day before, by some incendiary._ FAILURE OF THE MAILS.-The moils hove for so long a time been arriving with exemplary punctuality that a failure has grown to be quite a variety. Yesterday, however, by an extraordinary coincidence or ill look! there was a total failure, both of the Northern and of the Western mails. The cause assigned is the breaking down of an engine near Blackville and a failure to connect at Florence. . '. - REPUBLICAN MASS' MEETING_The rousing Republican meeting anticipated at Military Hall last evening turned ont to be a small fathering of about three hundred persons, nearly all colored. Its object woe to give ex? pression td" Republican sentiment on the re oent disagreements io Council. Speeches were made by Alderman T. j. Mackey, W. J. Whipper, colored, and others. A great deal of caustic woo Applied to the Mayor. SuitMBtt EXCURSIONS- RAILROAD TICKETS. Colonel S. L. Fremont, Superintendent of the Wilmington end Weldon Railroad, advertises that tickets can be purchased to the various summer resorts in North Carolina and to the Virginia Springs for one fare. These tickets will be good until the 18th of October. It would not be o bad ideo it the Southern Rail? roads generally would unite in some such pion for stimulating Southern travel to the Vir jginia Springs.' _ 1 HOTEL ABEXVALS, MAT tfa-Cliarleslon Hotel. \0. W. doaweQ, Jr., City; George Parsons, (Augustus Hilsiaun, New York; N. C. Horion, Boston; C. Pr?vost, J. V. Johnson, Baltimore; J. J. Harper, Kingstree; W. J. Walker, Wash? ington, D. C.; B. 5. Wiokersham, Georgetown, 49. C.; C. C. Puffer, New York. Pavilion Hotel -D. L. Moss, Moultrieville; H. C. Hall, Coward's, Northeastern Railroad; C. P. Dawson, Mount Pleasant; A. Rahn, New York; M. J. Thompson, New York; E. M. Grif? fin, south Carolina. ''INCIDENTS IN THB LIFE OF A BLIND GIRL." Miss Mary L Day, a young lady who had the tnisfor tune to lose her sight wheo only eleven years of age, has written and published a book with tho above named title, the some being her own autobiography. The book appears to be written in an in ter eating stylo. The nara tive is a straightforward tole of the experi? ences of ono who once looked on the sunlight end beauty of creation, but was suddenly shat out from it by o stroke of misfortune. The authoress is out of health, and while travelling with a view to its benefit, sells the work and thus pays her woy. Her ooae appeals strongly 10 the sympathies of the charitable. Twa JUMES or ?aa JUNI COURT.-The Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions will commence on Monday next, th? 7th in? stant. The grind Jory drawn for the present term aro for the whole year. The complex? ion or this Jury i $ ten colored sod eight white --eighteen in all. I The petit jurors Arawa for the Jane Term of tb* General Sessions are, under the present law, to sit the entire term. Their complexion is sixteen colored and fifteen white. For the Court of Common Pleas, which com? merroe* as soon as the Seoelon business ia over, sixty-two Jurors have been drawn-thirty one for eaoh two weeks. Under tho present law the pleas Jurors sit for two weeks, instead of one os heretofore. Complexion, thirty" three colored and twenty -nine white. U, S. CIRCUIT COURT-CHIEF JUSTICE S. P. CHASE, FREBIDtNO. Tho court opened at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, Chief JuBticoChaBo and Judge Bryan on the bonch. The jurors ans wared to their names. In the oase of A. McLeod vs.- T. C. Calicott, which waa tried lost Saturday, and which has oxcited much interest, tho Chief Justice charg? ed tho jury as follows : Gentlemen of the Jury-The Dietriob At? torney has asked for varions instructions, whioh the court will decline to give; not that wo doubt tho general correctness of most of the legal propositions contained in them, but we prefer to give you what we conceive to bo tho law of this case in our own language, em? bodying the instructions asked, so far as wo think thou correot in what we say. This is an aotion of trespass brought by Alexander McLeod against T. 0. Calioott. The plaintiff alleges that thirty-nine bales Of cot? ton, belonging to him, were wrongfully taken by defendant and converted to his own use. The defendant pleads in justification, not de? nying the taking, but averring that,what he did, was done as epooiaL supervising agent of tho Treasury Department of the United States, and in accordance with law. The plaintiff re? plies, denying tho truth o? this'averment, and insisting that lu what Calicott did, ho did not net as agent, but wrongfully and without justification in law. The pleadings present the issue whioh you are to try. F?rst. Did this cotton belong to Alexander McLeod, the plaintiff, in October, 1865? Was it his property at that date? And, second, was the defendant justified in what he did by virtue of bis effioe as Supervising Agent of the Tre; Bury.'' Thal the cotton belonged to tho plaintiff, unless his title bad been diverted by capture, seems not to be questionod. Tho second ques? tion alone, therefore, is important. Under several acts of Congress, during the late war. Supervising Agents of the Treasury Department wore appointed in the several in? surgent States, and charged with certain spe? cific duties. Among those duties was that of receiving from the military officers of tho Uni? ted States all property captured by them, with instructions to turn it over to tho proper au? thorities of the United States for sale and io - account. In respect to citizens who had main? tained a loyal adhesion to the Government of the United States, it was provided by law that this property or proceeds should be returned to thom upon making the necessary proofs in the Court of Claims at any time within two years from the close of the rebellion. It is al? leged, and not domed, that Calicott was super? vising agent, and had this general authority. It was his duty to receive from the military officers, and from private soldiers, all property captured by the forces of tho United States during the recent war, within his agency. Il this oase depended on this general author? ity, the only question to be determined would be whether the cotton in question was captured property. But there is something more in tbis case. These supervising agents were ap Sointed by the Secretary of the Treasury, lin? er regulations, approved by th o President of tho United States, and wete subject, in all re? spects, to hts direction and control; and the general regulations established had relation only to a state of war. Now, actual hostilities between tho insur? gent States and the United States terminated gradically in May, 1865. Io the State of South ar olin a a provisional govern meat was or? ganized under a proclamation of the President m June or July of that year; and the Secre? tary of the Treasury having reference to this changed condition of affairs, on the 27th of June, 1865, addressed a circular to those Trea? sury agents in which ho prescribed a rule for their government in the new state jf things. ( The Chief Justice here read the fourth sec? tion of the circular. ) This section provides that officers "charged with the duty of receiv? ing and coileoting, or having in their posses? sion or under their control, captured, aban? doned, or confiscable personal property, will dispose of the same in accordance with regu? lations heretofore prescribed, and refrain from receiving such fro n military or naval authori? ties after the 80th instant." The general regulation, whioh required Mr. Calicott to receive all captured property from the officers of the United States, was thus re? scinded on the 27th of June, 1865, with the fol? lowing limitation : "This will not be considered as interfering with the operations of agents now engaged jin receiving or collecting the property recently captured by or surrendered to the forces of the United Stat 38, whether or not covered by, ot inolnded in, the records delivered to the Uni? ted States military or treasury authorities by rebel military officers ur cotton agents." The nett regulation or prohibitory order, therefore, did not extend to property which had been captured or surrendered by the mili? tary officers of the Confederate Government to the United States. But, with that excep? tion, the prohibition is complete and final, and no agent of the Treasury Department was jus? tified in receiving, after the 30 th of June, 1886, any captured ' property unless theretofore sur? rendered; much less was any auch officer war? ranted in making any capture of unsurrender ed cotton himself, after that date, with or with? out military aid. He had no authority to dc so. All his powers, as we have said to you, were derived from the Treasury Department, and when the Treasury Department withdrew that general authority, it was at an end. The questi_n, then, in this case is; whethei this was part or the property which had beor surrendered by the military authorities of tht Confederate Government to the United Statef ?rior to the 27th ot June, 1865. You kav< eard a.. the evidence, and it is your province to determine whether or cot this property wac in that category. U lt was. then it was Cali colt's duty to reoaive it, and transmit it to th? authorities of the United States for sale, ame the only remedy which the owner or claimant ol the cotton could possibly have, would ba by ap' plication to the Court of Claims of the Unitec States. The whole matter seems to be nar? rowed down to the simple proposition whethei the evidence before you satisfies your minde that this cotton was inolnded in the surrendei 1 referred to m the Secretary's instructions ol the 27tb of Jub?. If it was so inolnded, theo the court charges you that neither the action of the Pro vos v Court, relied upon by the de? fendant, nor the aotion of any State Court cou'd withdraw it from that citegory, without the consent of the United States. If it was OE the 27th of June captured property, in thu sense, that is property surrendered by thc military authorities of the Confederate Govern? ment to the United States, then it remainec captured propar ty, and could not be releasec by the aotion of the Provost Court. That ac I tion, if intended to have this effect, was with out sanction of law, and of no avail. If it was such property, it was the duty o the defendant to take possession of it; if not his seizuie was unlawful. But there is anothei question, not necessarily determined by th? character of the property, on whioh it is th< duty of the oourt to make some observations By an act passed on the 27th of July, 1868 Congress d dared the intent of the severa acts relating to captured property. Amonj these was the Abandoned or Captured Propertj act of March 13,1868; of which, as wei! os o the others, the true intent was declared to bi that the remedy given in oases of seizure bi preferring claim in the Court of Claims shouk be exclusive, precluding the owner of any pro porty taken by agents of the Treasury Depart ment, as abandoned or captured property, ii virtue "pr under color of said not," from sui at common law, or any other mode of redresi whatever, before any other oourt or tribuna other than the Court of Claims. It will b for you to say whether the defend tnt ii taking this property proceded under color o that act. It he was proceeding m good faith believing himself to be warranted as the ofii Oer of the national government iu. t akin j charge of tho cotton, under that act, we thinJ he is oovcred by its provision. We adop this view the moro readily because, in a sub sequent part of the ace, it is provided that, *'t \ all oases m wbici suits of trespass" (which i this oase) "may have been brought, or shal hereafter be brought, against any person fo or aocount of private property taken by sud person as an officer of tho United States, b v.r Lue of 'any sot relating to captured or aban doned property,' and the defendant shall plead orallege in bar thereof, that such act wa done or omitted to be done by him as an offl cor of the United States, in the administr?t!oi of one of the aote aforesaid, or in virtue, o under color thereof, such plea or allegation, 1 the fact be sustained by the proof, shall b deemed and adjudged ia law to be ? complet and oonoluive bar to any rust Sait ?? ??i ion. I* * ?ar daly, ander thia act, to say to vo' that the plea o? the defendant, U thia oase, I a conclusive bar to ibis action, if you find al firmatively that the act? ot ids, complained o in the.declaration, were donfthy him ia virtue or ander colo*, of any of the acte referred tc If it was done by bim, as supervising ?paoli agent, under a mistake as to the character c this property, be is, in our judgment, protect Sf fe??* *o?- I* *ou?t0* Protect tho Unite Stat?? from a demand in tho Court of Claim for thto property. But it would protect th officer against a private suit if he aoted und? oolor pf this law, or under a mistaken sons of^duty, though not in strict pursuance c Ton havo heard all the evidence, and it 1 for yon to judge whether he acted under sense of duty or uoS You can weigh the whole evidence and determine that matter for yourselves. ..... Tho only remaining point upon winch it is proper to instruct you is this: It ia claimed by counsel that if, in tho event you should And for tho plaintiff, you may as? sess what are called vindiotive damages. The Court cannot say that to you. If you find for tho plaintiff it will he jour duty to assess the value of tho property at tho time of the con? version, on tho diet bf October, 1885, with law? ful interest from that date. In responso to a request from the. counsel for tho plaintiff, th? Chiof Justice added: If there ls anything in the evidence which satisfies you that the defendant acted without any color of law-wilfully and in flagrant disre? gard of his duty-then you have a right to as? sess vindictive damages. But it is tor you to say whether there is anything of that sort in tho proof. The jury retired and soon after returned with the following verdict : "Wo find for the plaintiff $11,700 68 cents. Wm. Bavonel, Foreman." Wo learn that a motion will be made toset aside tho above verdict. Edwin Parsons et al vs. Southwootern Rail read 13?ilk. Case continued. R. Li. Livingston vs. W. Jordan. Porter and Conner for plaintiff ; Simonton tc Barker for defendant. This waa an action of trespass, to try title and to recover a traot of land, in Ker? shaw County, known as the Wateree planta? tion, belonging to Mary 8. Bf cRae and Julia MoRae, residents of Baltimore. It was alleged that the plantation was sold during tho late war, without their knowledge or consent, under a decree of the Court of Equity. Tbjp title was givon to D. O. Robertson, and part of the money poid in Confederate currency. When the young ladies came to take charge they found the plantation disposed of, without their having received a dollar. They brought this action on the ground that no one in tho Con? federacy had a right to act or bind them to their action ; that the title passed by the Court of Equity was illegal, and having receiv? ed nothing for their property and having been dispossessed of it illegally, they are entitled to recover. On the part of the defonoo it was shown that tho salo of tho plantation was in pursuanco of a contract made between the purchaser and Hon. F. J. Moses, agent for tho parties at the time. The contract was mado between Mr. D. G. Robertson and Hon. F. J. Moses. Robert? son paid his money part oash. One or both o? the young ladies, it was represented, were infants. It was necessary to make good the title, and as early aa 1861 the parties went into a court of equity. The young ladies were not only represented by counsel, but by a pro chain ami, the next friend, their own step? father. The proceedings were conducted witb his consent, and dosed under his instructions, and the position they took was that inasmuch as the pro seedings were authorized by then next friend, and were conducted by eminenl counsel for the infants, the title passed from the Commissioner in Equity to Mr. Robertson, who afterwards sold to Mr. Jordan; that, what ever may have been done with the money, that isa question between the MoReas and theil friends. A number of witnesses were examined ia th< case, among whom was Chief Justice Moses who acted as counsel for the parents of tin plaintiffs. The Chief Justice charged the jury as fol lows : Gentlemen of the Jury-This is an aotion c trespass upon tho case to try title. There ii very little in it for you to pass upon. Thi question of fact lies within a very narrow oom pass. The only question of importance in th' case is a question of law. It is very olear that this contract made ba tween Mr. Moaea and Mr. Robertson did no bind the plaintiffs. It was a contract withou authority from them. No person has a righ to intervene as a volunteer for a minor chili and make a contract for the sale of a minor'i estate. This is so otear that it needs no argo mani. If, ho wovor, a? app&rontlr iu thia aaa* a person does intervene and moko such a con tract, it may become binding by subs?quent as sent or the parties on arriving at lui) ago, o through proper proceedings m a court o equity.1 There in ito allegation in this case, that w< have heard, of any such subsequent consent o these parties. You haye heard tho tes timon' of Chief Justice Moses. Hs stated dis tine tl there was no intercourse between him an? these minor children in relation to thia con traot It was made solely at the instance o their mother and stepfather. 8o far as the! consent goes, therefore, lt may be laid ont o the case. The next question is whether ther is any Jurisdiction in a Court of Equity of th State of Sooth Carolina to make a decree ooo firming tho contract, Ot for tho as le or the mi nor*8 estate. Upon that point wo enterte! very serious doubts. Undoubtedly an iofan may bring snit by next friend in a Court o Equity-and the court has jurisdiction in sue] a suit to make an order giving authority t sell the estate of the infant. There: is no quot tiou upon that point. In this oise, howsvei the suit was brought by the stepfather, rep resenting himself so next friend of the minor? but he himself resides in Maryland, beyon the jurisdiction of. the court in which the soi was brought. Though represented ss th guardian of the minors, he was not such ii fact. He had ceased to be the guardian c one, under the laws of Maryland, for more thai two years, and of the other for nearly two. And one of the heirs became of age. accord lng to the laws of South Carolina, within foo days after the snit was brought, and the othe long before the final d?cr?tai order, node which the defendant claims title; and neitbe wa-, ever brousrht formally into court. As we have already said, we doubt upon th question of jurisdiction; but for the purpose of this oase Will rule that jurisdiction to cox firm this contract made in behalf of the minon or to pass the final decretal order under whio th? title was conveyed, did not exist. The di fendant, if dissatisfied, may move in arrest ( judgment, or for a new trial. Under this ruling, gentlemen, your verdie must be for the plaintiff; for, if there was n jurisdiction in the court, the defendant cannc protect himself by its decree. It is proper to say. further, that although w put this case, for the present, upon the at aenoe of jurisdiction in the Stats Court to coi firm or order th* sale, there is another obje< tion to the defendant's title equally fatal. The jurisdiction of the State Court over tb plaintiffs, whatever it was, terminated whe the civil war broke out, Upon that point w entertain no doubt. As between parties ri siding in the State of South Carolina and pai ties residing in the States which adhered to tb National Government, between whom we made intercourse impossible, there could t no jurisdiction in the Courts of South Carol na, while the war oontinued, by wbioh tri rights of non-residents oould be injurious' affected. This ruling, indeed, applies only to the o ders mado during the war; it is decisivo, hov ever, of thia oase. We oharge you, gentlemen, that tho court of South Carolina have no jurisdiction of thei plaintiffs, and no jurisdiction to make any o; der prejudicial to their rights during the war These instructions, gentlemen, leave hotl lng for your determination but the question damages. The measure of damages must t the amount of net profits made by the daren ant from the plantation. The defendant this case is Mr. Jordan, not the original po chaser, Mr. Robertson. If you have heard ai evidence of profits made by him, you will gi damages to that extent. The jury had not returned a verdict ia tl above case up to the hour of adjournment. Peter Pernio vs. J. P. M. Epping. Porter Conner for plaintiffs} Simonton A Barker i defendant. Thia was an aotion against d fendant for damages to property while in t custody as United 8tates M&rsnal. ' Teetha*** waa introduced by counsel 1 plaintiff to show that the marshal nad a buQ ing in Bsr reef ord-street in his custody; that 1 received two dollars a day for taking care the property in the interval between the ?3 oreo of foreclosure of the mortgage of plaint on the building and the sale of lt; that he re doted hts bill, and it was paid under prut? that ns add pot a |args number of negroes the building as tenants, wbioh consisted twenty-five or twenty-sis rooms; that they b damaged the property, and torn lt almost pieces. On the part of defonoo test hooey was inti duced lo ?how that whoo defendant took charge of tho building it waa in a very dilapidated condition, and believing it to be for tho bene? fit of the property, rooted the building to aa respectable people aa ho could got to lake charge of it, and that it was not iujured by those tenants. Chief Justice Chase charged tho jury as follows : Gentlemen of the Jury-There is very little ID this case except a simple question of fact. The marshal is compensated for his official services by fees, and cannot lawfully rent any building in his ouBtody, except under tho order of the court. If the evidence in this oaae satisfies you that he did so rent the building in question, and that in consequence of such renting damages wore sustained by the plaintiff, it will be your duty to render a verdict accordingly. The evidence is conflicting. It is your busi? ness, gentlemen, to sift it. The amount of damages, if you find that any has been caused by the net of the defendant, is for your deter? mination. The jury returned into court with a verdict for plaintiff of $800 damages. The court then adjourned to ten o'olook this morning. In the Bankrupt Court, the report of the Re? gistrar on the petition of W. A. Lay, assignee, was confirmed, and the salo was postponed until further orders. The petition of Johu T. Sloan to postpone salo, was referred to Registrar Jaeger. The following petitions for final discharge in bankruptcy were referred to the Registrar, viz: A. Kloses, J. C. McKenny, H. C. Moses. Trna SUPREME COUBT, May 81.-Present, Chief Justice Moses and Associate Justice Wil? lard. The case of J. M. Wo mack vs. Robert Austin, executor, et al, was resumed. Mr. Do Treville for the motion. The oase was then suspended, to be argued at a future time. A committee of three, consisting of Messrs. D'. H. Chamberlain, Henry Buist and Thomas Y. Simons, woro appointed to examine Mr. R. S. Tbarin, an applioant for admission to prac? tice as an attoruey, counsellor and solicitor ic law in the Supremo Court, the examination to take placo to day, in Open court, at 10 A. M. In tho case of M. C. King?end Mitchell King, executors, vs. 1. S. E. Bennett et al, the appeal was abandoned. The case of John E. Phillips and John S. Riggs ads. W. H. Gill iland, J. H. Taylor and F. M. Robertson, was heard. Mr. Lord for the motion. At three P. M. the court adjourned.' k ? * * "\\ HRETOBTBBS' CnuMBU-The fencing, put up during ibo Cogswell administration, has been blown down in several places and needs repair. The $teame Manhattan arrived at New York yesteiday, at; five o'clock, P. H., in fifty-six hours. >"'..-.,;?.. _ ; A number of shopkeepers were open in vio? lation of the law, on Sunday, under the impres? sion that the privilege extended by Council to ice cream saloons and fruiterers, inoluded them. They were warned and discharged. The maroon of the Washington Fire Com? pany takes place on Thursday, at Mount Pleasant. ' j The fi ve o'c'ock train on the South Carolina Railroad Was detained yesterday by tho break? ing of ft Wheel of the tender ai Blackville. The Rev.' \V. H. Williams resigned the pas? torate of the First Baptist Church yesterday afternoon. He goes to Virginia. The elegant Scotch granite monument re? cently in the marble yard of E. B. White A Brother, Meeting-street, has been placed over the remains of the late John Mahoney, Jr., in Magnolia Cemetery. Three hundred and fifty shares of South Oar ? olin? Railroad stock wore sold yesterday at 44| to 45 cents. " City Council meets to-night. The office furniture of the South Carolina Insurance and Trust Company was sold yes? terday, and hocght by Mr. A. M. Moreland, j who bis leased the bu?diug from the owner, Mr. W. B. Smith, for three years. Mr. Ellison A. Smyth has been admitted a copartner in the firm of Messrs. J. E. Adger *CO. Honour's Fire, Marine and Life Insurance Agency has been removed from No. 8 Broad street to tho, comer of Saut Bay and South At? lantic wharf, next south of the old Postoffioe. JB vanrmaa NOTICES. Go io GBOBOK Liri US & Co. for fine black caseumere pants, $8. tilths Imo June 1 SKASONABLB.-Cowperthwait, furniture dealer, King-street, has received a large assortment of mosquito'canopies and nets, to suit any style of bedstead, crib or cradle. -0-> Go TO Groans LITTLE & Co, for white linen dook suits, worth twenty dollars, for $18. Jane 1 tut halmo Tax "BADEN" Parra Couran AND Curra, at BLACKWELL'S, May ll tuthS No. 219 King-street. /IttainiL CHARLESTON CITY STOCK WASTE?, BT J. H. WILSON, June 1 1 Mo. 6 Broad-etreet GRANITE TILLE MANU? VACTOHIMe COMPAS Y STOCK, T7H>B SALK BT J. B. WILSON. J Juna 1_ 1 Ho. 8 Broad street. WANTED. BABB OF IHK STATS OF SOUTH GASOLINA BILL8. Also, Bank Bills of all kinds, Bonds and Stocks bought by v ANDREW M. MORELAND, Jone 1_ i Ko. 8 Broad-street. BANKERS, j^TOCK AND EXCHANGE BROKERS AND BIBB CHANTS, wishing Checks, Blanks, Lotter Heads, or Job Printing of any description, c-n get their ordere filled promptly and in the neatest style, at cheap rates, by applying at THE NEWS JOB OFFICE, No. 149 East Bay._?_ EXCHANGE QB LONDON AND OH NEW YORK. Sold by, LE9ESNE at WELLS. May ll_Imo No. lo Brcad-street. WANTED mo PURCHASE, UNITED STATES BILLS OF all denominations, and NATIONAL BANK NOTES too mach mutilated to be redeemed by Government Agenta, et ?jgr p&em, tot ease. A. OAOE fe OP., Oharlaston Ice House. ,May8 awEBBEj.jj ?'(.lit1?1.111 '?Iii. .Uli-!.ussst _^^^?|kt ?Wk' _ jpT^rvtmAJPH COItOMIBO. ? PERSONS WISHING TO RAVE PHOTOGRAPHS tinted with oars and ta?te, can have their orders promptly Sued by leaving ahem at Holmes' Book House, written directions should in each cate be given as to the style of ooiortftg preferred. Aptfl M Smcs* EMPLOY MK NT.-TlffiM ?OLLiRB A. day and constant employment guaranteed to every man and woman in want of work, In a light, honorable and pvoflttblej business. Orcat Induce? ment* offered. Descriptive circulars free. Address WCas|?I3 s9saosAMB3?* WAotfo^0**. JHisaUuncowL J. F. SOLOMONS, M. IK, DENTIST, Hasel-street, opposite Sy im ft<>?<?< INFORMS HIS PATIENT*. HAVING FOUR AND six months' appointments, that he will loave the city on ls? of July, to return about 15th Soptembor. Address during absonce, "Walhalla, 8. C." June 1_tttwfg4 roth MOSQUITO CANOPIES AND NETS. J?8T RECEIVED, A LARGE ASSORTMENT, TO suit any style of Redstead, Crib or Oradle. E. R. COWPEBTHWAIT, Furniture Warerooms, No. 306 King-street, June 1 a AboTO Wentworth. E. J. KING MAN, PLASTERER, No. 40 WARREN-STREET, NEAR COMING. wlU undertake PLASTERING, RE? PAIRING, Whitewashing, and Wall Coloring. May 20_ Tin Plate, Sheet-Iron, Wire, and all other tinsmith's goods, for sale by William Shepherd, No. 17 Hayne-strcct Charleston, S. C. QUAKER CITY FINE SHIRTS, READY MADE AND TO ORDER, At DLACKWELL'8, Blay ll tilths No. 219 KING-STREET. REFINED FAMILY LARD, PACKED BY PROCTER & GAMBLE, CINCINNATI. 49" Ask your Grocer for our Brand of hard tn these Packages. Packed tn 3 lb, 6 lb, 10 lb Caddies; 60 lb Cans for shipment. Cheapest mode for telling Lard. Send for Price Li?t. Poid by ?rocero in Charleston. May W_pao_stuth3mo DUVAL'S PATENT BAKER, FOR KEROSENE, OAS ARO OTHER STOVE?. THIS USEFUL INVENTION, WHICH H A. 9 REEN recently patented, ia claimed to be the ONLY PER F KOI Bakery Oven of tho bind in use. By its peculiar construction, the heat ls distribut? ed ia all ita parts, so that arti lea placed in it are baked on the top aa well aa at the bottom. For aale at wholesale and retail, by J. B. DUVAL dc SON, AGENTS OF THE PATENTEES. May 15 stath Stitts (ti /orating 000*0. ? O O T T9 S " SHIRT EMPORIUM," THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING STORE IN CHAltLESTO? BEOEIVED A NSW SUIKX OF THE CELEBRATED STAR SHIRTS AND COLLARS, AL80, ALL gnSSS OS GRAY'S PATENT MOULDED PAPER COLLARS, Which ?re offered at very Low Pri?es. MEETING-STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET HALL. T7MDZB TES STAR SHIRT SION. January 1 Cmos DRY GrOODS. J. H. BR?NING & CO., So. 5*&S Klnar-etreet, Opposite Be?ts?In, WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM THETR FRIEND ? AND THE PUBLIC, that they have opened a well asaotted and seasonable stock of DRY GOODS, which they offer at Very Reasonable Pi ices. We would call attention to theiollowing Goods: **A splendid assortment of DRESS GOODS, Black Sifts, White Goods, Hosiery, .Linens, White and Carnied Tabla Damask*, Longolotha. Sheetings. Oaeatmere, Black Cloth and Doeskins, Glovee, Preach Corsets, Parasols, Umbrellas, Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, Lace Shawls, Opera Shawls, Hoop Skirts, Lace Goods, Notions, Ac, J. H. BRUTING & CO., No. asa KING-STREET, OPPOSITE BE AUF AI ti. May 8_. _.. atnthlao CHEAP GOODS. GREAT SALE! AT FURCHGOTT & BRO., CORNER KINO AND CALHOUN STREETS. IMMENSE BBDU01TON IN PRICES MADE IN order to effect a olearaace of special lots of Gooda on hand and to arrive. Thia ls an opportunity which should net be lost sight ot by ready money purchasers. The following are a lew quotations from some chotee lots: CRAPE MARKTZ at IS sad SO cents best FinsH STYLES OF BAhMORAM at al 75 81pi4lTB only si cent? j Marseilles 40 and 60 cents PARAMOhS, a ntoe selection, from SO cents Op FINK BLACK. ?IbfCB reduced to *2; ta 25 a very fl ne artic1?. FINK FRENCH CORSETS, frrwa ?0 cento "DIAPER LINK?. JDOYLtKS, and other lateas gooda, io and 15 par cent, cheaper than aay SGODOZKtl TO WK 1.8 troai1??lrt(W??t. i,&S??,3" Am?. ?ttauSTS VRBSttWlftAR at tc od erato pricea 4-d LONGCi.OTfci? from ia? cents up MRS's FINE PANAMA HAT* only $1 "r?'?S o? " FQAOHOOTT de BRtfS., l?o. 437 Klng-strcet? cen? Sf Calhoun. An elusive department fer Boots. Shoes. Kat? audTrunks, Bases - May 8 J. Wo, St Broad-eWrtct. OOLLEOTOB OF BENTS IUD RB AL EB TA TE AGENT. April IS etttthaaaoa JUtriton Salts. nellies, Shoulders, Lard, Cheese, $c, .j-c. BY LAUBEY & ALEXANDER THIS DAY, 1st Juno, will bo sold in our Store, No. 137 East Buy, at 10 o'clock, 200 Sugar-Cured BELLIES 200 Shoulders 26 tubs Lard ll boxes Cheese Tobacco. Hams, Smoked Beef. Tonguos, Pickled Beef and Poik, ko., &c. Condition? cash. Junel Tobacco. BY lt. & A. P. CALDWELL. THIS DAY, tho let June, will be sold before our Store at hall-past 9 o'clock, 6 bains LEAF TOBACCO 10 boxea Manufactured Tobacco With a variety of Groceries. Conditions c?sh. June 1 Souses and Lots in Blake-street-Positive 8a'e. BY JOHN S. RYAN, Auctioneer. THIS DAY. the 1st of June, I860, at ll o'clock . A. M.. wUl be ?o?d positively, at the Oin Post?nico, Broad-sheet, THREE (8, CO VI FO STABLE AND CONVENIENT DWELLING HOUSES, at the southeast corner of Blake and Aiken streets, frontina on Blake-street. Each lot measures shout 33 foot fcir inches in iront by about 80 feet in depth, moro or lesa. Tho dwell? ings are two-story wooden houses In good repair. Ti tl ea Indisputable. Possession given i m mod in to ly. Terms-One-third cash; balanco In two i2) equal annual payments, to be secured by bond of the pur? chaser and mortgage of the premises; premises to be injured and policy assigned. Purchaser to pay J. S. Ryan for papers and ievenuo 6tamps. June 1 thwtu3 Conveniently Located Residence. BY J. DRAYTON FORD, Auctioneer. Will be sold, at the north of the Exchange, on THURSDAY, the 3d day of Juno next, at ll THAT COMPORTABLE WOODEN RESIDENCE, recen tl v put in complote order, situated on tho east? ern side of Meeting-street, next north of corner of fcocioty. Tho lot measures on east and wost hues each 46 feet, and on the north and south lines each 87 feet, be the same more or less. Cn the premises are suitable outbuildings. The residence contains four square rooms, dining room, attics and pantry. Terms-One-third cish ; balance in one and two years, secured by bond of purchaser, bearing int pr? ent, payable semi-annually, and mortgage ot premi? ses. Purchaser to insure property to extent of the credit portion and to assign policy to tho sollen Purchaser to pay for stamps and tor drawing papers. For lurther particulars, apply at No. 40 Broad street. J. DRAYTON FORD. ai ay 29 DAG 6 NEUFYILLE Ss HANNAM, SUCCESSORS TO COURTENAY. BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS, BOOKBINDERS, Job Printers and Stationers* WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FLAT AND FOLDED PAPERS, CARDS, CARD BO ARD?*. BILL HEADS, &c. Ko. 9 Broad-Street, CHARLESTON, S. C. B. K. NEUFVILLE. WM. HANNAM May 6 Imo. jlrttgflf (Chemicals, <?tr. ~J~^ ABBY'S PROPHYLACTIC FLUID. Letter from Son. Alex. H. Stephen*, of Georgia. CBAWiroKDsvim:, Ga., September 39,1868. Darby's Prophylactic Froid la aa article of little co ot, wt (rreat value. Ita domestic as well as medi? cinal uses are numerojpua-wbiia ita ap*oialtt?s uro most wonderful. I have not been without it for ten years, and no header a family who eaa afford to have lt should be without it. ALEX, H. STEPHENS. THE WON DE H FUI. FAMILY AS EDI. CINE. Letter from the Surgeon-General of the late Confeder? ate States. BIOHMOND, Va., January 14, 1869. JOB? DABBT tc CO., No. 100 William-atreet, Hew York: Gentlemen-I have received your letter of the 15th of December, 1866, calling my attention to your (Darby's Prophylactic) Fluid. I moat cheerfully state that thc Fluid waa furnish? ed to, and extensively used hy, the surgeons in charge of general hospitals in the Confederate ser? vice with great benefit to the patienta-all the sur? geon a making a favorable report-a great deal of it waa used In. the hospitals. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, SAM'L PRESTON MOORE, M. D, THE ASTONISHING DISINFECTANT. EMOBY COLLEGE, OXTOBD, GA.. December 28,1848. Prof. DABBY. Dear Sir-Having not been en? gaged for many years in the active duties of the Medical profession, I am only superficially acquaint? ed with ike claims ef your Prophylactic Fluid, but am well acquainted with tts chemical elements. While, therefore, I cannot apeak experimentally of the value of the compound, yet Che disinfect lng and therapeutic properties of the agents employed in Us composition, together with the well known r?puta? tion of Its discoverer, as a chemist, authorise me to regard Ita merits as of a high arder; on the whole it moat be considered aa a valuable contribution to the class of articles to which it belongs. These views, I may add, are sustained by the testi? mony of many competent judges, who have tested its properties. Believe me, dear sir, ?ours, respectfully. KEANS, M. D., LL. D. CURES BURNS, WOUNDS, STINGS, <&c. ALABAMA IBSAHB HOSPITAL, 1 TOSOAIOOSA, December 93,1868. ) Mesara. JOB? DABBX m Co, Bo. 160 WlUhtm-street, New Yorks Gentlemen-I received your ciro niara of the If th instant, asking an expression of opinion from me aa V> the merits of your Prophylactic Fhvd. The pre? paration has been so generally used by the profes? sion and public at large, and so universally esteem? ed, that lt seems to me to need no farther recom? mendation. As a disinfectant and remella! agent too, when in? dicated, it is not cxcelled.by any similar preparation. Wense permean genie pr?parations very extensively in thia hospital, and could not do wimont them. I consider yours the beat, and most elegant prepara? tion of the kind manufactured. Respectfully yours, Be., P. BRICE, M. D.. Sup't and Physician Alabama insano Hospital. Doma St MOISE. WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, May 35 tnthsSmos Agents for South Carolina. ROSAD ALIS, ? * ROS AD ALIS. Sold by OOOORICH. WSMBMAff St CO., Direct Importera of European Drage and Chemicals, May8 stuthlyr . CHARLESTON, 8. C. WHITE LEAD, 0 XXT O. ^ -A. I NT S, COLORS, TARNISHES, BRUSHES, ?c., Ac. BAW AND BOILED LINSEED OILS. CAMKR?iJf, BARKLEY St CO., Northeast corner Meeting end Cumberland atr?ete. January 1 Orno ?.urtinn Sales. Fancy Dry Goods, Bress Goods, S?c. BY JOHN G. MILNOK& CO. THIS DAY, 1st lust., at 10 o'clock, eo Will sell, at our Auction Salo?rootn, Ko. 135 Mcotlng-stieet. Au Invoice of desirable GOODS recoived por Mag noli i : 1LCKI.D SKIRTS. French Corseti?, Hoop Skirts, Mozamiiuucp, Cambric Edging, KWIHS anl Jaconet MuHlins, Brown Linen Drills, Spanish Linens, Bleached Dowlas, Fancy Striped bareres. Frencb Grenadines, 0-4 Checked Leno?. Fancy Stripe Dross Goods, India Twill, Whito brilliants. Victoria Lawns, Nainsook, Bishop's Lawn, Patin Stripo. Swiss, Huok Towels, Muslin Hoad Handkerchiefs, fctripe Collars, Black Mohair Braids. Linen Lodgings, Flax Thread. White Lisle Gauntlets, Children's White Cotton Hose, Buff Lii-le Gloves, Princess Ruffling, Black Velvet Ribbon, Bead Ornaments. Bleached and lirown Shirting, Bluo Plaid?, Kentucky Jeans,Gauze Undershirts, Fancy and Mourning Prints, ko. Conditions ca?b. June 1 Shoulden, Hams, Butter, Molasses, ftc. SIECKE & SCHACHTE Will soll, THIS DAY, in front of their stores. Nos. 143 and 145 Fast Buy, at a quarter to 10 o'olock. SCO) lbs. SHOULDERS 2000 lbs. Hams 76 kegs and tubs new Butter GO bbis. Molass36 50 boxes Cheese 100 bbl!'. Salt Herrings Coffee, HerrhiRs and Starch. June 1 Positive Sale. DY T. M. CATER. Will be sold THIS DAY, on Brown's Wharf, at three quar errf patt ti o'clock, 40 barrels EX I RA FLOUR 30 barrels Brown Su jar 20 tubs Lard Lot Open Crockery, now styles and iu good order* Conditions cash. Juno I UNDUH DI?titKK IN J?Q,UITY. A. C. Chandler, Atsignec, vt. Daniel F. Towles. A. c. MCGILLIVRAY. Auctioneer. Will bo sold, in front of the O'd Customhouse, on TUESDAY, tho 22d day of June, A. D., 1869, at ll o'clock. A. M., ALL THAT PLANTATION BR PIE0E OF LAND, situate on Wad^alaw Island, in the County of Charleston, and known as the "Point ot Pines," con faining 1200 acres, moro or le?*. Butting and bounding north and west on Wodmalaw Sound, east on lands < f R. E. Jenkins, and south on lands of Benjamin Bailey. 'term?-One-third cash ; balance on credit of one, two and three years, secured by bond bearing inter? est at tho rato of seven per cent, per annum, and mortgage of the Plantation. Purchaser to pay for papers and stamps. E. W. Al. MACKEY, Juno 1_tut_B. O. C. UNDER DEC11EE IN ICQXUTY. Hannah Euston vs. James E. Walker. A. c. MCGILLIVRAY, Auctioneer. Will be sold on TUESDAY, the 8th day of June next, in front of the old Customhouse, in Charles? ton, at ll o'clock A. M, precisely, &.U that cot tain LOT OF L&ND, with the Build? ings thereon, situate on the west side of Meeting 61 re et. Ward No. 4, and known aa the No. 133, in the City of Charleston ; measuring and containing in front on Meeting-street 23 feet 6 inohes, and in depth from east to west 144 feet, bethe same more or loss. Butting and bounding east on Meeting-street, to the west and north on lands of James E. Walker, south on lands of Robert S. Millar. AMO, AU that LOT OF LAND, with tho Buildings there? on, next north and adjoining the lot aboye describ? ed, situate on tho west Bide of Meeting-street, Ward 4, and known also as No. 193, and lately occupied as the office of the Charleston Mercury, measuring and con? taining in front on Meeling-st. 10 feet, more or less, on the northern line from east to we-t 05 feet, then running from south to north 21 feet 3 inches, then on the northern line 49 feet, on the wost Une 40 feet 3 inches, and on the south line 144 feet, be the same more or less. Butting and bounding east on Meeting-street, to the south and west on lands of the said James E. Walker, and to the north on lands of the estate of Wftiker and E. Adams. Terms-One-third sash; balance in fonr equal successive annual instalments, with interest thereon at rote of 7 per cent, per annum, payable semi-an? nually, to be secured by bond or bonds of the pur? chaser and mortgage of the said premises; the buildings to be insured ard policy assigned. Pur? chaser to pay for papers and stamps. . E. W. M. MACKEY, B. O. C. May 18 tai JHarijmerth tolinga, (Ctr. PHOENIX IRON WORKS. JOHN F. TAYLOR & CO. SUCCESSORS TO r O A BI KRON & CO., Engineers Boilermakers &c" Not. 4, 6, 8, 10 and 18 PRITCHARDS!BEETS, (NEAR THC DBE DOOK,) Charleston, S. O. STEAK ENGIN ES-AND BOILERS-MARINE, STATIONARY AND PORTABLE. RICE THRESHERS AND MILLS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION'. 0^ SHAFTING, PULLEYS AND GEARING IRON FRONTS FOR BUILDINGS, CASTINGS OF EVERY KIND IN IRON OR BRASS. We guarantee to furnish ENGINES and BOILERS ef as good quality and power, and at as low ratee aa can be had in New York, Baltimore or Philadelphia. AGENTS FOB Ashcrofts Low-water Detector? THE ONLY PERFECT SECURITY AGAINST DAMAGE FROM LOW WATER IN THE BOILER. REPAIRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. May 17_pao_8m os V ROM 4 TO 350 horse power, including the celebrated Corliss Cut-off , Engines, Slide Valve Sta <Bonarr Engines. Portabla Engines, ho. Also, Circu? lar Muley and Gang Baw Miils, Sugar Cane k tte. ?.hatting. Pulley?. Aa, Lath, and Shingle Mills, Wheat " and Corn Mills, Circular Saws, Belting, ko. Send for descriptive Circular and Price List WOOD ft MANN STEAM ENGINE CO., February 18 8mos UUca, New York. STEAM SASH, BLIND AND DOOR FACTORY J.J. E. COEDKAY & CO.. ito. a PRITOHARD-STREKT, OPPOSITE J. V. TAYLOR ft 00/8 MACHINS 8HOP8. SASHES, GLAZED AND UNGLAZED, always OQ hand PANftt? DOORS, HOT HOUSE SASHES, MOULDINGS, fro., made BB kt ?hort uo~ tide, ?ad at Hid lowest terms. L. E. CORDRAY. March 23 0. A. TROUCHK 8mo