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THE DAILY NEWS.
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
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