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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
A. COU O RED CADET EOR WEST
[FROH TEE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, May 16.
Congressman Perce, from the Fifth Missis?
sippi Congressional District, has nominated a
colored boy to West Point
The revenue is one million and a quarter.
The new San Domingo treaty was not sent
to the Senate to-day.
There was a special meeting of the Cabinet
this afternoon; the object did not transpire.
It is stated thc.t the House Committee on
Foreign Affairs favor subsidizing the California
and China cable a half million per year for
The President has nominated Philip Jacob
sornattorney for the Southern District of Mis?
sissippi; B. Hawkins, postmaster at Bpwliug
The Secretary of State requests the Gover?
nor of Michigan to prevent armed expeditions
passing the Sault St. Marie Canal towards the
Red River country, without express permis?
sion from Washington.
The Freedmen's Bureau Howard-corruption
investigation is still ia progress. Nothing
tangible has transpired.
The new Internal Revenue bill was reported
to-day. It takes taxes off nearly everything
except fermented liquors, distilled spirits, to?
bacco, cigars, stamps and incomes. The tax
on sales, except on liquor dealers, ls abolish?
ed; also the tax on legacies and successions,
gross receipts from railroad corporations, ?c.,
though the tax on receipts of theatres and lot?
teries is retained.
The income tax is fixed at five per cent.,
' with exemption of fifteen hundred dollars, but
all inquisitorial features of the tax are abolish?
ed. The tax on gas, pianos, carriages, watches,
Ac., Is done away with. A tax of three per
cent, per annum is levied on all public monies
deposited in banks. The amount of the reduc?
tion is about $33,900,000.
The report of the Commissioner of Agricul?
ture considers the season so far favorable.
The Congressional caucus did nothing be?
yond making arrangements for appointing
In the Senate, a bill granting public lands in
Alabama to the Decatur and Aberdeen Fail rood
A bill te repeal all lawn authorizing trans- j
portation and exportation of goods, wares,
and merchandise in bond to Mexico overland, j
was reported from the committee without
It ls proposed to enforce proceeding? by the
United States District Attorney in Beveral dis?
tricts, against persons holding office who are
Ineligible under the Fourteenth amendment,
imposing, upon conviction, fine and imprison?
ment, and disqualification for office thereafter,
also re-enacting the Civil Rights acc. Dis
cassion ensued. Terry expressed the opinion
that all political disabilities of the Southern
people would be removed in the course of two
years. ? Morton declared tho policy a favor,
and hoped the Senate bul to repeal the test
oath, might be defeated In the House.
In the House the following bills were intro?
duced: Granting lands to New York and Nor?
folk Railroad; for Improvement of Tombigbee
River; not to exclude women from census
marshal ship; constructing a bridge across the
Ohio at Metropolis, Illinois; granting lands for
a railroad from the Mississippi to Arkansas
River, along tho 35th parallel.
The House refused to order the Reconstruc?
tion Committee to report a bill for general am?
nesty by a vote of 51 to 78. .
The proceedings to-day were the postpone?
ment of the Tariff bill until after the passage of
all the appropriation billa, which is'equivalent
to an indefinite postponement,
ta bill reported from the Judiciary Commit?
tee to protect the colored population in the
exercise of suffrage, and providing pains and
penalties against any State officers or indi?
vidual citizens who attempt to prevent the
exercise of that right, was passed. The usual
.large number ef bills were reported and re?
The Internal Tax bill will come up for action
early next week, and reduces taxation by
DEATH OF AN EX-FEES ID EST OF
THE S. C. RAILROAD.
W. W. Sampson, the Blue Ridge Rail?
road Forger, Released on Ball.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, May 16.
John Caldwell, long identified with the South
Carolina Railroad, and an ex-president of that
corporation, died here last night and was
buried this afternoon at Elmwood Cemetery.
A large concourse of citizens were at the
W. W. Sampson, the clerk in the treasury
office, who was arrested last week for the
forgery of the oonda ot the Blue Ridge Rail?
road, was released to-day on a bail of $5000.
A KEROSENE EXPLOSION.
.f~ LA CROBSE, WIS., May 16.
A boy dropped a lantern near a leaking Dar?
rel of kerosene: on the steamer War Eagle,
setting fire to tbe vessel, and to the Milwaukee
and Saint Paul Railway Depot Elevator. The
latter' with its contents was consumed. The
passengers of the War Eagle escaped by jump?
ing Into the river. Two lives were lost.
SP ARRU FROM THE WIRES.
Governor Hoffman, of New York, ha? vetoed
the bill for the railroad which proposed to run
A Toronto dispatch says that the troops con?
tinue to leave for Bed River. The gunboat
Rescue leaves for St Mary's River, as a pre?
caution against the Fenians.
The Indians attacked a working party on the
Kansas Pacific Railroad, betweea Kit Carson
and Willow Springs. Ten men belonging to
the grading paity were killed.
The Grand Army ol the Republic have de?
signated their officers to superintend the dec?
oration of the Union graves, at Andersonville,
on the 30th ol May.
-The New York papers say that stirring
news may be expected within a week from the
New Dominion, whither, it ls alleged, a large
number of Fenians have gone, prepared to
make an Invasion. A meeting of the leading
generals of the O'Neil wing of thc Brother?
hood has recently been held, and lt is said that
perfect harmony exists In all departments, and
that officers will soon be assigned to take com?
mand ol the troops now concentrating at St.
Paul for a dash on Fort Francis.
LONDON, May IC.
Fifty persons who arrived from Birming?
ham, by rall, armed with revolvers and having
plenty of money, were arrested as Fenians.
The race between the Sappho and Cambria
on Saturday, was fair, notwithstanding the
rumors to the contrary.
Motley and Clarendon have both signed the
The Atria and Nebraska have arrived at
PARTS, M.." 16.
A decree has been published announcing
the Duke de Grammont. Minister of Foreign
Affairs; Jaques Phillipe Meges, Minister of
Public Instruction, and Charles Ignacio Phle
chon, Minister of Public Works.
The Emperor's health is excellent; .lie at?
tended the races yesterday, and walked a long
time among the people, being heartily cheered.
The list of fathers opposed to the Infallibility
dogma, now number over one hundred.
MADRID, May IC.
In the Cortes, on Saturday, a Republican de?
puty made a speech, wherein he represented
the Cuban insurrection as still existing, not?
withstanding the repeated statements on the
part of the government that it had terminated.
Senor Monet, the minister for the colonies, re?
plied at some length, persisting that the insur?
rection ls really ended. Predatory bands of
insurgents are still in Coba, and some skir?
mishes have lately occurred, but entire order
would soon be restored. The official news
from Captain-General DeRodas gives univer?
POLITICS IN FRANCE.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
PARIS, April 30.
Is developing the sap and life of the nation
to a remarkable degree, and the result ot the
poll may be fairly regarded as the present true
mind of the people. Under the .first Republic,
the Consulate, and the first Empire, the Plebis?
cites had no secret voting, and Napoleon the
Third, in calling fora mass vote, follows not in
the wake of the Ctesars, bnt that of the Roman
Republics. In 1851, the people were In a state
of terror-militarism confronted them at every
step, and the cold chain o? silence hung alike
over public men and the press. But, nous
avons chang? tout cela. Fontenelle said, that
if he had his handful of truths, he would but
open one finger at a time. The Emperor has
followed this reserve in restoring France her
liberties, and Blie has now the fullest freedom
to express her views.
as submitted for ratification en bloc, will be
approved by an overwhelming majority, not
that it contains all the liberties desired, or is
sufficiently Democratic for many minds. To
refuse it on the grounds of its defects, would
be to postpone a real progress-the step gain?
ed to-day brings the morrow nearer-hence,
why many arc forced to say "Yes." Absten?
tion; under these- circumstances, implies abdi?
cation, for if a man professes to hold an
opinion, he should have the courage to express
and fight for ll. From 1818 to 1869, the regis?
tered voters rose from ten to ten and a halt
millions-the average of the abslentionlsts on
the eight occasions the people were called
npon to exercise their i tes, whether by Ple?
biscites or by genere1 ?lections, was over 26
per cent.-a rather nigh figure; thc lowest
average, 17 per cent., occurred on the ques-1
tion ol the restoration of the Empire In 1852, '
and the highest, nearly 37 per cent., the same j
year for the election ot deputies. To deprive
the Emperor of all opportunity to resort to
future Plebiscites, ls for the Dation to use wor?
thily the liberties conceded. Another deciding
influence with many to vote affirmatively, ls
the attitude taken up by a section of tho Re?
publican parry, who will vote "No." because it
means revolution. To redress political griev?
ances by street insurrections ls decidedly out
of fashion. When a government is establish?
ed, and accepted by the majority of the nation,
it U the duty of every good citizen to submit
to the national will. Reclaim liberty-this is
all men's inalienable right, but to overthrow a
government to place in its stead this system or
that, because we ' may prefer lt, is more than
factious. It l:i the violence of parties that, up
to the present day, has made the duration of
liberty an impossibility.
HOW THE PEOPLE VOTEp.
Those who protest against the Plebiscite,
were, a few weeks ago, the loudest In demand?
ing the dissolution of the Chamber. Those
who have confidence In universal suffrage
when it is fractionally expressed, through 212
electoral districts, have no faith in the nation?
al sovereignly when elicited from one vast
and unique circumscription. All elections re?
solve themselves into a yes or no. It was in
May 1869, that the three and a half millions of !
hostile votet, admonished the Emperor he
must finish with personal government. He
wisely acted on the hint. Inflammatory ap- I
peals against his past Iron-rule will not affect
the provinces. The peasantry care little about
the blunder of Mexico or the political check at
Sadowa, Bleated budgets regard them not,
since they have not extracted an additional
BOUS from their purses, and they are content
to see the deficits of thc exchequer balanced
by a loan for posterity to repay. They have
become rich even under the despotism of the
last eighteen years-the Empire secures them
the peaceable ?nioyment of their wealth,
which revolutions have disturbed or destroy?
ed. As a clans, they are very ignorant-and
dependent on the local official to pilot them.
He is their "medicine man." By and by, edu?
cation will correct this. In 1830, they regarded
the "Charter" as the wife of Lafayette-m 1870
lt is not improbable they will embrace the
"Plebiscite" as the Emperor's son.
In the multitude of official and semi-official
addresses, M. Ollivier has, unfortunately, in
a letter to lils constituents, touched a sore
point, when he rtopes that the result of
the vote will he a tranquil future, "in order
that on the throne, as in the most humble
dwelling, the son may succeed the father in
peace." This paragraph has naturally excited
the wrath of those who repudiate,1-Iiie enor?
mous faith of many made for all." The throne
of France ls cot an affair of civil right, or the
private property of any dynasty. The Plebiscite
-this civil wur without arms-Ls but intended
as a renewal of the bail of the Tuileries to the
Napoleons-of the promissory note. The Tuile?
ries has been more a tomb than a dwelling
place for dynasties-the people"have occupied
il nearly as orien as their kings.
"Where the poor palace changes masters,
Quicker than a snake its skin,
And Louis ls rolled out on castors,
While Boney'a borne on shoulders in."'
Bossuel made of the Grand Dauphin an im?
becile, and Fenelon of the Duke of Burgundy
a blockhead, but nature, it must be added,
contributed much towards this character of
the pupils. The Prince Imperial lives in other
times, and hi:? governor, General Frossard, is
a man of the world. Besides, his father, like
the popular Henry the Fourth, has learned the
sweet uses of adversity, and has not failed to
impress on his son that men are not counters
to be played with; that they have eyes, hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, passions, affec?
tions, like kings, with intelligence at least
equal, and In cases superior.
A FREE VOTE.
Not a reproach can be made against the gov-1
eminent as to the perfect freedom under which
the vote of the 8th of May will be taken. The
Journals are displaying the liberty of the press
to the full, and to think that lt is hardly ajrear
since M. M. Pinard and Forcade, the Home
Ministers, each exclaimed
"God knows I love, to ev'n excess,
The sacred freedom or the Press ;
My only aim's to crush thc writers :n
In May last, a caucus meeting could not be
attended unless you exhibited your voting
card, and ran the gauntlet through a cordon ot
police. Did one stop a moment beiore the
building to catch up a few words of the orato?
ry, three policemen politely begged of you to
move on. Now, every one ls free to enter the
reunions, voter or non-voter, to unload his
heart That dreaded functionary, the commis?
sar)' of police, instead of taking notes, goes to
sleep. The audience may sing the Marseillaise
as their doxology, and cry vive la r?publique
tdl they are hoarse, no one minds incus A
lady occupied the tribune at one ci these meet?
ings a few evenings ago, and had her say. She
was in an advanced state of pregnancy, and
the excitement brought on a premature con?
finement next day. Lady orators ought to
take note of this possible contingency, by re?
membering Madame Pire. It is custom try to
elect as honorary presidents of these assem?
blies some deceased celebrity. Baudin, in his
tomb since 1851, seems to be a favorite. Vic?
tor .Noir is too recently dead tobe the recipi?
ent of Jacobin canonization. But then on th?
foremost head-roll of fame there ?3 Marat,
Robespierre, Danton and St, Just.
i TICK EMPEROR'S AIM.
I I have dwelt long on the political situation of
I this country-for France is now acting history.
A nation of forty millions, whoso conduct effects
Europe, the world cannot be summarily over?
looked in Its throes at the rebirth of liberty-a
nation that lias made so many sacrifices for
exact and equal justice, religious and political,
but failed to preserve the benefits of them, is
a profound problem to ponder over. In the
1789 revolution, liberty was strangled by Its
excesses. The First Napoleon gave but the
glories ol despotism. Charles the Tenth and
Louis Philippe, by their feebleness, allowed
liberty to escape their grasp-personal varie?
ties and visionary* schemes prevented the Re?
publics from bringing it back. To give France
every lawful freedom, to firmly check Its ec?
centricities or abuse, to accustom the people
to make their own well-being-each for all,
and Cod for each-is considered to form thc
true solution of the government of the Em?
At last those Siamese twins, Rochefort and
Raspall, are separated. The former is for "ab?
stention," in reference to the Plebiscite-the
latter for a full-mouthed "no." Raspall ls a
successful apothecary-deals principally in
camphor-has always been an energetic politi?
cian, ft?d though now in the vale of years, is
ready to take the Tuileries, as he attempted
formerly the Chamber of Deputies, very natu?
rally, by "physical force and ji/tiai-ence."
Rochefort is not ill in prison. He romps daily
with his children, and they made such a noise
the other day, that he warned them, "we will
all be turned out, if we create such a row."
THE "SOOIAL QUESTION"
has, in France, taken the place of the
"Pights ofjtfan." Two things have not chang?
ed bl nee the creation of the world-death and
misery; and to evade the latter, "strikes" form
the approved panacea everywhere in the Em?
pire. Foundry men, sugar-bakers, tailors and
washerwomen are on strike, and the omnibus
otScials have sent In their demand for a uni?
form increase of half a franc per day for all
salaries. It is this struggle between employer
and employed which constitutes thc future
black spot tor the government
At a recent dancing party given by the Ba?
ronne d'Erlanger-nee Miss t?lldcll-a new
figure in a quadrille was Introduced, called
"The transatlantic cable."
TUE EPISCOPAL COSVENTION.
Second Day's Proceedings-Thc Bishop's
[PROM OUR OWN COK?ESrONDE.VT.]
ABBEVILLE, May 13.
I resume my account of doings In Abbeville,
connected with..the meeting of the Episcopal
Convention. Yesterday evening there was
service at 8 o'clock, the evening prayer being
read by Rev. P. D. Hay, of Society Hill, and
an excellent discourse delivered by the Rev.
E. C. Edgerton, of Aiken. This morning, at
half-past 6 o'clock, there was a meeting at
which, after prayer, the Rev. Mr. Bellinger de?
livered one of his usual stirring addresses. The
convention reassembled at 10 o'clock, morning
prayer and litany being said by the Rev. R. P.
Johnson, of York, and the anniversary ser?
mon of the Advancement Society preached by
his brother, the Rev. John Johnson, ol' Cam?
den. Before the sermon the bishop adminis?
tered the rite of confirmation to two persons.
After the formal proceedings of reading
minutes, Ac, the Committee nh Credentials of
Lay Deputies, reported certificates from the
following additional churches, viz : Trinity
Church, Society Hill;St Luke's,Newberry^Mes
siab, North San tee; St. John's, Richland; Holy
Trinity, Grahamville; Redeemer, Orangeburg;
St Paul's, Radcliffeboro'; and Messrs. E. McIn?
tosh, from Society HUI; N. B. Mazyck, from
Newberry; Stephen E. Barnwell, irom North
Santee; A. Shoolbred, from Richland; W. R.
Treadwell, from Orangeburg, answered to
their names. The following clergymcu also
were present In addition to those of yesterday:
Rev. J. G. Drayton, P. D. Hay and J. W. Motte.
THE BISHOP'S ADDRESS
was then read by the Rev. Wm. P. DuBose.
After a full and detailed account of his arduous
labors during the year, and a report ol mis?
sionary funds received and expended by hlm^
the bishop proceeded thus :
Death again, dear brethren, calls upon us
for a memorial. One of the most respected
and beloved of our presbyters hus passed from
earth-we doubt not to the "rest that re
malneth fur the people of God." The Rev.
Christian Hanckel. D. D., is no more. His last
Illness was sudden and brief; sufficient, how?
ever, to indicate bis composed confidence in
God, and express his loving good-bye to those
who surrounded him. Dr. Hanckel's life ls
embodied with the history ol the diocese. He
was, for fifty years, the rector of St Paul'B
Church, Charleston, and extensively engaged
in the administrations of the church-a marked
man, his presence and influence were always
felt. Consistent in his principles, determined
in his purposes, brave and open in all his ac?
tions, he was always understood. We feel his
absence here to-day. You will all bear wit?
ness to what I have said; annVin the name of
the church, which he so much loved. I tender
to his iamily and friends the testimonies and
sympathies ol' the diocese. * * *
It gives me pleasure again to bear my testi?
mony to the success and value ol' the Paro?
chial school, connected with thc Church of the
Holy Communion, Charleston. It has now
passed its childhood and youth, and ls entitled
to bc considered a matured and established
institution of the diocese. In travelling
through the State, during the past year, I have
received repeated and unsolicited assurances of
its beneficial influences, and tbe regard in
which it Is held by the parents of the youths
committed to its trust. Thev invariably ex?
press their confidence in its instructions, and
their grateful acknowledgement of its relief
and benefit to themselves. In reviewing the
results of my visitations for the past year, I
find that the number of my confirmations has
been lessened. It may not perhaps be easy to
account for this, or trace it to any special
causes. It is well for us, however, to reflect
whether it does not proceed from an apathy
in spiritual things overpowering our minds,
under the influences of the necessities and suf?
ferings of our temporal conditions. In our mis?
sionary operations, on the other hand, there ls
a decided advancement. Our missions exhibit
more vitality, more promise of success, anda
wider field of action. Their finances have, too,
been much increased, having risen since the last
convention from $496 25 to $2057 70. Also
from assurances already received, I feel confi?
dent that there will be an additional increase
tor the ensuing year. Before I close this ad?
dress, brethren, permit a few remarks from
one who has closely observed the condition of
the church in all parts of the diocese. That
there is a crisis upon us cannot be doubted.
We are compelled to feel it at every point.
The old church of South Carolina is gone, in
those particulars, I mean, which gave especial
character to its visibility; but with this there
was embodied also, be it remembered, its
spiritual and eternal influences. In its old
forms and realizations, lt is more than proba?
ble that it can never be re-establ shed. Its
history is fulfilled, its record is on high, and
what ls writteu, 'is written. The reflection
carries sadness to many -a loving heart,
and many a tear hasbeen shed over the
desolations of Zion. We are entering, then,
upon a new era. It is time to stop and
inquire, "Watchman, what of the night?
"where is the vision of the future ?
The past we know. The dry light or history
has done thc work of prophecy, and rendered
clear the purposes of Providence. For the
future we have no inspiration-yes, let faith
and hope prophccv in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ. Shall" Zion arise ? Your hearts
reply, she shall. I ask, by whom ? Do you not
see that her old men are passing away, and
those who remain are scarcely more than wit?
nesses ? Brethren, you who are in the midst
of health and life-you who are young and
vigorous-clergymeu and laymen-this work
is yours. A trying dispensation Is calling you
to heroic efforts for the church you love.
Rouse yourselves to battle bravely for a pure
faith and a true church. Be 'not afraid or
slothful, but step bravely forward to the glori?
ous work to which Divine Providence is calling
you; buckle on your armor In the name ol
Christ and His church; seek not to offer unto
God that which costs you nothing; trials prove
cur manhood, and sufferings lead to glory.
Ur?, then, to this great work, and rebuild the
temple of the Lord ! Thc old men who are
yet lingering upon the walls stretch out their
hands t? you, and bid you God-speed.
One more word, brethren. During the past
year I have made sincere and' determined el
forts to test my health and 'strength, and thus
to ascertain whether they op equal to the ne?
cessities of the diocese. I am fully con\ ?need
that they are not,-and therefore I give you
notice that, at the next annual convention, I
will request the electienof an assistant bishop.
Very truly and affectionately,
Your brother in Christ.
JTHOS. F. DAVIS.
The election of the Standing Committee was
neztin order, and a ballot being had the for?
mer committee was re-elected-the vacancies
occasioned by the death of Rev. Dr. Hanckel
and Mr. Wm. E. Martin being filled by Rev. R.
S. Trapier and Dr. Wm. Jcrvey.
Next came the election of deputies and al?
ternates to the General Convention. The
death of Dr. Hanckel oecaafoned a vacancy in
tills body also, and the name of Mr. G. A..
Trenliolm was withdrawn, whereupon, Rev.
A. T. Porter nnd Hon. H. D. Lesesne were
nominated. Both of them had been alternates,
and several nominations were made to supply
The first ballot resulted la the re-election of
Messrs. Gadsden. Pinckney and Shand, Me?
era Jv, Smith and Haskell. Mr. Lesesne was
also elected. The alternates re-elected were
Messrs. McCollough, Howe and Drayton^Col
cock, Slnkler and Calhoun The ]alty*nlso
elected Rev. Mr. Porter a deputy, but there
being no election by the clergy, another ballot
was ordered, and the final result was the elec?
tion of Rev. Mr. Porter, deputy, and Rev. Mr.
Du Bose and Mr. J. B. Palmer, alt?rnales.
Tiie bishop, after calling Rev. P. J. Shand to
the chair, retired. Rev. Mr. Porter presented
a report from the University of the South, ex?
hibiting an encouraging and hopeful condi?
tion. There are 130 students, under a com?
plete and thorough organization; it makes a
strong appeal lor aid for the construction ol
The election of trustees of the Diocesan
Seminary being In order, the Rev. Mr. Porter
\ presented their report, and offered the follow?
ing resolution :
Jiesolvcd, That the election of trustees or
the Theological Seminary bc suspended, and
nil tho property or funds of that institution
be and are hereby transferred td the Society
for the advancement of Christianity in South
Carolina, to be held by them in trust until such
time as iu Hie providence of God, and the wis?
dom of this convention, the said institution
slutll bc revived, when said property'and funds
shall be re-conveyed to the trustees then elect?
ed by the convention, for the use of the same.
In the mcunwhlle, the Advancement Society
ls authorized und empowered to use thc build?
ings now held, In any manlier lt may deem
most expedient; and thu2ttaE*St_acCEIllag.
tfrom the funds shall he used for the education
of any youth lu college who has devoted him?
self to the ministry ol' this church, or to auy
candidate for the ministry who may need such
The resolution was adopted.
Tiie reports of the finance committee and
treasurer of the convention were then pre?
sented, thc former showing an improved und
improving condition of the bishop's lund.
An election was ordered for trustees of the
University of tho South, and the Rev. Mr. Por?
ter and General Kershaw and Mr. Thomas
Hanckel elected, with Mr. W. C. Courtney as
The committee on unfinished business re?
On motion, the convention adjourned to 10
The session was pleasant, though a good
deal of tim?is always consumed on tiie second
day In the dry business of elections. To-night
the business meeting of the Advancement So?
ciety will be held at 9 o'clock.
TBE BLUERIDGERAILROAD BONDS
TO TIIE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Your correspondent "Anon," in your issue of
the 14th instant, presents rather a startling
picture for the future credit of the State, and
also for those holding State securities.
It must bc palpable to every reflecting mind
that the i6sue of the $4,000,000 bonds to the Blue
Ridge Railroad, with the State's guarantee, if
even the constitutional authority be doubtful,
k calculated to impair the State credit, and
reduce the value ol her securities now out.
The very fact that an issue may hereafter be
made as to the liability of the State upon these
bonds, and the consequent probability of a re?
pudiation of them if decided to be issued in
violation of the constitution, is enough at once
to damn them asan Investment, and Injure the
standard of thc other securities, which are of
an indlsputed character.
The difficulty is not one which cannot be
easily solved. We have an analogous recent
case in our sister State of North Carolina
Galloway vs. thc Public Treasurer and Gover?
nor of North Carolina. In that case the Legis?
lature authorized the issue and sale of bond s
ior certain railroads (the Chatham amongst
them,) without submitting the question to the
people, as required by the constitution. An
injunction was moved for against the Gover?
nor and treasurer, forbidding thc issue or sale
of these bonds, and the Supreme Court, hold?
ing that the Legislature having no right to
pass an act authorizing the issue ol such bonds
without complying with the constitution,
granted the injunction, and thus strangled the
issue of millions of them. It ls true the coses
are not exactly the same, as there they were
State bonds; but here they are practically so,
as the liability of the State is the real and prac?
tical issue. , By the constitution of North Caro?
lina, the State could not lend aid to new rail?
roads without submitting the question to the
people. Here the constitution gives no au?
thority to loan the credit or guarantee ol the
State to railroads. It is prohibited by section
10, article 9. as it is "a certificate ol' Indebted?
ness." The question of authority to make the
State liable is the real tangible question, and
the same remedy will apply in the one case as
in the other.
Is there no one holding State securities
which must be depreciated hy this movement,
or capital to be injuriously affected by it. who
has nerve enough to throttle this scheme of
plunder at once, and checkmate the selfish
machinations of this speculating ring ?
ET READY FOR SUMMER!
No. 33 Broad street (next to R. M. Marshall A Bro., )
CLEANS AND RENOVATES
PANAMA, FELT AND SILK HATS,
OP ALL KINDS,
Matting old hats as good in every respect as new.
PRICES VERY MODERATE. apr29
THE RELATIVES AND FRIEN
of Mr. and Mrs. ARTH CR M. HUGER, are requ
ed to attend the Funeral Services of the fort
at the Huguenot Church, THIS AFTERNOON,
?tr NOTICE. -CONSIGNEES P ]
schooner H. L. SLAIG1IT, are notified that sri
discharging at Brown's Wharf. All goods rem
lng on wharf after c o'clock P. M., will be atc
at thc expense and risk of owners.
mayl7-l_-WEST A JONES, Agent*
GERMAN RIFLE CLUB.-GI
TLEMEN who have claims against the Club,
requested to hand In their bills by WEBNESD
the 16th, at 12 o'clock, to the Secretary,
C. H. BERGMANN,
mayl"-2_No. 82 Wentworth stree
^THE FIRM OF VINCENT & BRO?
having this day dissolved,all parties having ?la;
against them, and all parties indebted to sai
will please call at Law Office No. 33 Broad stn
for settlement. WM. TENNEN!
psf MRS. MCMILLAN, HAVING OPE
ED a SEWING-ROOM at. her residence, No.
Wentworth street, will be pleased to receivi
continuation of the patronage hitherto extent
to the Sewing-room of Mr. D. B. Ilaselton, In K
street, which ls now closed. Mrs. M. thinks i
can give general satlsfacton to all her patrons,
??r- CARD.-WILLIAM COMING
late practical Painter or the flrm or T. A. BE/
ISH A CO., Painters, begs leave to return that
to his friends and customers or the late ilr
Being now In the employ ol DOUGLAS k M
LER, No. 60 East Bay, all orders from my frtei
will be promptly attended to, by myself a
pB~ PROPOSALS. -OFFICE SIN KI]
FUND COMMISSION, COLUMBIA, S. C., APF
25,1870.-Notice ls hereby given that the Coma
sion ls now prepared to receive proposals for i
purchase of STOCK owned by the State. AU cc
munlcatlons must be addressed to the und
signed. J. H. RAINEY,
Secretary Sinking Fund Commission,
apr29 22_Columbia, S. C
^GERMAN SOCIETY OF SOU!
CAROLINA.-Emigrants seeking employment c
obtain information concerning the same fn
Captain H. HARMS, Agent of this Society, whi
ornee for the present ls at No. 80 East Bay.
Parties wishing to employ Emigrants can cons
the Agent dally. Office hours from 12 to 2 o'cloi
PEOPLE'S BANK OF SOU!
CAROLINA.-This Bank Ls now prepared to E
or issue at par Certitlcates lor Shares or Its Ca
tal Stock, which will be entitled to participate
all future divisions of profits or assets, at the ri
of Twenty-live Dollars each.
JAMES B. BETTS,
may4-3 tuthsC PAC_Cashier
^NOTICE.-THE BATTERY BAT
INC HOUSE off White Point Garden has bi
thoroughly repaired in all Its various depa
ments, and ls now opened ror the ace om m od atl
or visitors. Thanking the public ror past favo
I would mos; respectfully solicit tUclr patronal
- mayU-stnth . __ _ ?cnprletar
par THE PIONEER STEAM Fll
COMPANY-TO TUB CITIZENS OF CHARLE
TON: Would respectfully represent that the pi
sent condition or their apparatus and or their
nances compel them to make that appeal to yo
liberality and public spirit, which has never y
been made in vain by the Fire Department
Our Engine, worn and injured In your servie
demands immediate and extensive repairs. O
Hose, arter faithful use for five years, ls now u
equal to ttjp performance or Its dnty, and there
a balance due ror the purchase or the Engin
still remaining unpaid.
The pay from the city has been greatly reduc?
and can contribute to co more than the curre;
expenditures, and the resources or the Compar
otherwise are entirely Inadequate to meet thei
necessities, or they would be cheerfully devote
to them without a call upon your aid.
We are willing and anxious to devote to yoi
Interest all our zeal and all our service, wlthoi
recompense, and we only ask you to assist us i
do so with that measure or efficiency which tl
magnitude or that Interest demands, by enablln
us to keep up our Engine and apparatus In pr
The oldest chartered Company In the Depar
ment, the Pioneer, in the introduction or steai
power ror the salvation or your property, ask ye
to look back upon the long years or Its servie
and to contribute to that efficiency that lt ls the
pride and your Interest to cherish and protect.
The following named gentlemen have been aj
pointed a Committee to walt upon the citizen
and solicit contributions to the aggregate sum <
Two Thousand Dollars, ror the purposes abov
setrorth. J. E. BURKE,
A S. BROWN,
H. S. RENNEKER,
F. W. RENNEKER,
?H. T. SCRAU,
J. O. GOUTVENIER,
W. P. RAVENEL,
C. F. STELNMEYER,
J. C. 8IGWALD.
By order of the Company.
X A. T. SMYTHE,
J. WM McKENRY, Secretary._may4
^_~BATCHELOR'S HAIR DYE.-THU
SPLENDID HAIR DYE ls the best In the world
harmless, reliable, Instantaneous, does not con
tain lead, nor any vitalic poison to produce pat
ai;> is or death. Avoid the vaunted and deiuslv
preparations boasting virtues they do not posses?
The genuine W. A. BATCHELORS HAIR DY]
has had thirty years' untarnished reputation ti
uphold its Integrity as the only perfect Hair Dye
Black or Brown. Sold by all Druggists. Appliet
at No. 16 Bond street, New York.
?ST AWAY WITH UNCOMFORTABLI
TRUSSES.-Comfort and Care for the Ruptured
Sent postpaid on receipt or io cents. Addresi
Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue, Nev
?SB- IF YOU WANT LAW BOOKS,
LAW BLANKS and Legal Printing, go to EDWARI
PERRY, No. 165 Meeting street, opposite Charles
ton Hotel, Charleston. S. C._deci4 8mog
~?Sf IF YOU WANT STRAW, MANIL?
LA and all kinds or WRAPPING PAPERS, go tc
EDWARD PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, oppo
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
$&- WEDLOCK-THE BASIS OF CIVIL
SOCIETY.-Essays Tor Young Men, on the honor
and happiness or Marriage, and the evils and dan?
gers or Celibacy, with sanitary help ror the at?
tainment of man's true position In life. Sent free
In sealed envelopes. Address HOWARD ASSOCI?
ATION, Box P, Philadelphia, Pa.
j an28 3mos
~ MANHOOD. -A MEDICAL ESSAY
on the Cause and Care of Decline In Premature
Man, the treatment or Nervous and Physical De?
"There ls no member or society by whom this
book will not be round useful, whether such per?
son holds the relation ci Parent Preceptor or
Clergyman."-Medical Times and Gazette.
Sent by mall on receipt of fifty cents. Address
the Author, Dr. E. DBF. CURTIS, Washington,
D. C. 6eptl lyr
bpenai a onces.
^CONSIGNEES PER STEAMER FAL?
CON; from Baltimore, are hereby notified that ehe
ls THIS DAT discharging cargo at Pier No. 1,
Union Wharves. All Goods not taken away at
sunset will remain on wharf at consignees'
risk. MORDECAI A CO.,
?&~ SALVIA'S HAIR COLORING
An insuperable objection to the continued use of
most of the Hair Dyes of the shops, is the fact that
they cause, in many instances, serions constitu?
tional effects; as no lead or saturnine poisons are
used in "SALVIA'S HAIR COLORING," there is
not the slightest danger of palsy, neuralgia of the
scalp and face, cholle, constipation, Ac.
1 This eminent chemist, for many years past, has
been endeavoring to create a chemical prepara?
tion that would combine the valuable properties
of a harmless, reliable coloring, and at the same
time render its use impossible to be detected by
the closest observation.
By the use of the ordinary Hair Dyes, the hair
presents a dead appearance, and lt is not noticed
at a glance that it is dyed.
By using this scientific compound, the coloring
of the hair is so skilfully modified and mellowed
as to defy detection, thus giving to the world an
article that has been long and fruitlessly sought
for, and guaranteed to give entire satisfaction.
Perfectly colorless-no stain to the skin. Be sure
and ask for SALVIA'S HAIR COLORING. Prepar?
ed at the Laboratory of A. A. SOLOMONS A CO.,
?9" THE WEAR AND TEAR OF BUSI?
NESS LIFE.-The cares and labors of business
life are aptrto tell severely upon the health and
constitution of the ardent, energetic business
man, and when the need of some sustaining
agent ls felt, stimulants that cause only a tempo?
rary exhilaration, and leave the system In a Btate
of partial collapse when their first effect has pass?
ed off, are too often resorted to. As certainly as
fire leaves behind lt a reaidium or ashes, the use
of the adulterated liquors of commerce produces
premature exhaustion and decay. Touch them
not. Tone and regulate the overtaxed vital ma?
chinery with HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS.
In that wholesome elixir, the alcoholic element,
which ls the purest derivable from any source, ls
tempered by the choicest tonic, aperient, anti
bilious and anti-febrile vegetable extracts and
Juices. To strengthen, recruit, solace and purify
the system ls the mission of the great vegetable
specific. When the stomach ls in a healthy state,
the bile flows regularly, the bowels perform their
office properly, and the telegraphic fibres of the
nervous system are In perfect working order, an
enormous amount of .labor can be borne without
risk or inconvenience, and the direct effect of the
Bitters ls to promote this vigorous condltlou of
the functions upon which the nourishment of the
body, and Its power of endurance mainly depend.
The great tonic and alterative ls, therefore, em?
phatically recommended for Its remarkable
strengthening properties, to all upon whom the
responsibilities of life press heavily, and who feel
like fainting under the burden. A lively appe?
tite, a splendid digestion, elastic spirits, and a
marvellous ability to withstand fatigue, are
among the blessings Justly ascribed to the reno
- vating operation of this palatable and powerful
cordial, and as a spring and summer alterative,
there is nothing In the materia medica that can
be compared with lt._mayll-6DAC
?fff-A GRAND EPOCH IN SCIENCE.
From the time when, in.1834, Dr. RCGGE discov?
ered "Carbolic Acid" an 1 its extraordinary medi?
cal effects, nothing in the history of Medicine has
equalled lt. Largely used by the French physi?
cians In treatment or consumptive and scrofu?
lous diseases, lt was introduced by the Court Phy?
sician or Berlin, MAX ERNST HENRY, into Prus?
sia, and from thence to the United States. No?
thing else of the present day can equal HEN?
RY'S SOLTJLION OR CARBOLIC CONSTITUTION
RENOVATOR. Patients get better after only one
dote has been taken, and we cordially recommend
lt to the pnbllc-fEdltor "Argua." . JanHlyr
pm- AWAY WITH SPECTACLES.-OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt or 10 cents. Ad?
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
TO PRINTERS.-IF YOU WANT
NEWS, BOOK, OAP, DEMI and MEDIUM PAPERS,
Bill Heads, Statements, Gards, Card Board, Print.
lng Material, Binding, Ruling and Cutting, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 166 Meeting street, oppo?
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. 0.
OUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1
CHARLESTON, S. C., May ll, 1670. j
On and after Sunday, May 16th, the Passenger
Trains upon the South Carolina Railroad will run
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Augusta.4.26 P. M.
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta.8.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.7.46 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.30 P. M,
AUGUSTA NIGHT EXPRESS.
Leave Charleston.8.50 P. M
Leave Angusta.6.00 P. M.
Arrive at. Augusta.7.05 A. M
Arrive ai Charleston.6.40 A. M,
COLUMBIA NIGHT KXPRE88.
Leave Charleaton.7.30 P. M
Leave Columbia.7.60 P. M
Arrive at Columbia.6.00 A. M,
Arrive at Charleston.6.45 A. M
Leave Charleston.2.60 P. M.
Arrive at summerville.4.10 P. M.
Leave Summerville.7.10 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.8.26 A. M.
Camden and Columbia Passenger Trains on
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS, and be?
tween Camden and Ringville dally, (Sundays ex?
cepted,) connects with up and down Day Pa*
dengers at Ringville.
Leave Camden.6.36 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.11.00 A. M
Leave Columbia.1.00 P. M,
Arrive at Camden.6.40 P. M.
H. T. PEAKE,
mayl3 General Superintendent.
/"IABLNET-MAKING AND UPHOLSTERY
NICELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY DONE
J. L. LUNSFORD, No. 27 Queen Street,
This ls the time of year to have your Furnitur?
and Mattresses overhauled and thoroughly done
up. 1 also repair and sell Sewing Machines, and
will take orders for any first-class Sewing oi
Knitting Machines now before the public. Th<
best Sewing Machine, fora cheap article, can bf
found with me, to wit: The Improved COMMO?*
SENSE SEWING MACHINE. It ls acknowledged
by the best judges to stand entirely above and
beyond any cheap Machine ever produced before
I sen them all complete, with a guarantee, foi
I respectfully solicit the patronage of the etti
zens of Charleston and or the State or South Caro
na, among whom I have lived for the last twentj
years. J. L. LUNSFORD,
. No. 27 Queen street, near Calder House.
IF YOU WANT NOTE, LETTER ANT
OAP PAPERS and ENVELOPES, go to
No. 166 Meeting street, opposlie Charleston Hote
Charleston]!?. C. decl4 emos
OE FORT SUMTER
Thc safe aad fast sailing Yacht "ELLA
ANNA- ls now ready for EXCURSIONS5___
AROUND THE HARBOR, to Port Sumtefand
other points of Interest, can be chartered oa
very reasonable terms for pleasure parties, win
make two trips dally, at 9 A. M. and 4 P. M.
For passage apply to the Captain on board at
To load Phosphate and Lumber, hence, to
Northern markets; and Lumber from neigh?
boring ports to coastwise and foreign ports."
ply to J. A. ENSLOW k CO., Ship Brokers,
mayie-2_No. 141 East Bay.
JpOR FORT SUMTER.
The safe, fast sailing and comfortably ap- _S_
pointed Yacht "ELEANOR'' win make two 52?
trips dally to Fort Sumter and the other points of
historic Interest in the harbor, leaving South
Commercial Wharf at 10 A. M. and 3 P. M. The
Yacht can also be chartered for private parties on
reasonable terms. For passage or charter apply
next door south of the Mills House, or to the
Captain on board. mayl4
.J^OTICE TO TRAVELLERS.
To accommodate the large VEGETA- ?sgafc
BLE BUSINESS offering by tliis steam ?fil(?s??_
line to New York, the Steamships are appointed
to sall from Charleston as follows, arriving in
New York on FRIDAY MORNING:
SOOTH CAROLINA, Captain Adkins, TUESDAY,
May 24.6 o'clock, P. M. <
TENNESSEE1, Captain Chichester, TUESDAY,
May 31. G o'clock. P. M.
SOOTH CAROLINA. Captain Adkins, TUESDAY,
June 7, 6 o'clock, P. M.
TENNESSEE, Captain Chichester, TUESDAY,
June 14,6 o'clocK, P. M. ~
SOOTH CAROLINA, Captain Adkins, TUESDAY,
June 21, 6 o'clock, P. M.
TENNESSEE, Captain Chichester, TUESDAY,
June 28, 6 o'clock, P. M.
Travellers from interior points will note this
temporary change of sailing days.
Both the Steamships on this Une are newly con?
structed, the largest and most commodious on the
Atlantic coast, built of iron, with water-tight
compartments, and all passenger accommoda?
tions ABE ON DECK, securing thorough ventila?
tion and comfort.
e_- Tickets can be purchased at all Interior
railroads points In connection With Charleston,
WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent, No. 1 Union
WAGNER, HUGER k CO., General Agents,
Bread street, Charleston, S. C. may!7 j
rJIHE REGULAR STEAM LINE.
WEEKLY TO PHILADELPHIA.
Tho Screw Steamship J. W. EYER-^^Sftt
MAN, Hinckley, Commander, will ""llT^ffiMff
for Philadelphia, direct, on FRIDAY, May 20th, at
10 o'clock A. M., from Brown's Sooth Wharf.
as- Insurance by the steamers of this Line K
For Freight engagements, or Passage (cabin
$15,) apply to
WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent,
mayl7-4 No. 1 Union Wharves.
OR NEW YORK
The Al side-wheel Steamship TEN >f??k,
NESSEE. Chichester, Commander, w111 ?f\\rwBt
saU tor New York on WEDNESDAY, May 18th. at 6
o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 2, Union Wharves,
connecting with day Passenger Trains from Co?
lumbia and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M.
Through Bills Lading will be issued for Cotton
to LIVERPOOL, HAVRE, Boston and the New
England Manufacturing Cities.
The TENNESSEE will make close connection
with Liverpool steamship IDAHO, ol Messrs.
Williams A Guion's Line, sailing 26th of May.
Insurance by the Steamers of this Une "s per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
very superior stateroom accommodations, aU on
deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER,
ttUUER A 00., No. 26 Broad street, or to WM. A.
COURTENAY. No. 1 Union Wharves. mayl2-fl
T VESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND
V MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTIOE.
Cap tal IIB and Stewards are respect-,
fully invited to eau and examine the^ _
quality and prices of our GOODS! Full weigt
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense,
WM. S. CORWIN k CO.,
No. 276 King street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, S. 0.
j?_r Branch of No. wo Broadway, New York.
?piOR BEAUFORT, VIA EDI8TO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. _ _-4T_V
Caroll White, will sall from Cnarles-?aK_l__C
ton for above places every TUESDAY MORNING, at
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
early WEDNESDAY MORNING, touching at all the
above named Landings on her rome to
Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A- CO.
R PAL AT KA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH. FERNANDINA JACKSON
vn.LS AND LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RI VEE.
Steamer "DICTATOR," Captain
George E. McMillan, sails every,
MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Steamer "CITY POINT," Captain Fenn Peck,
sails every FRIDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock. Goa*
nectlng with Steamer STARLIGHT fer Enterprise.
Fare to and from Savannah $3 each way, in?
cluding berth and meals.
Through Tickets and through Bills of Lading
for Freight given.
J. D. AIKEN k CO., Agents,
lani3 Sooth Atlantic Wharf.
J^OR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.)
VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C.
Carroll White, will leave Charles-_ _
ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at 8 o'clock, for
The PILOT BOY will leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at*.a o'clock, touching at
Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting
at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamships for
' nu; PILOT BOY will touch at Bull's Island
Wharf every fortnight, going to and reto ming
from Savannah, J. D. AIKEN k GO.
apr8 _ _
?pOR GARDNER'S BLUFF
AND INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS ON THE
PEEDEE RIVER, VIA GEORGETOWN.
Thc Steamer PLANTER, Captain ? _?JT"??_
j. T. Foster, ls now receiving freight JaOOBC
at Accommodation Wharf, and will leave on
FRIDAY MORNING, the 201li Inst., at 6 o'clock.
Freight and wharfage prepaid.
For Freight or Passage, having stateroom ac?
commodations, aply to
RAVENEL k HOLMES.
may 17-3DAC No. 177 East Bay
Q.REGG _ OSLEY,
Agents for the sale of
JAS. J. GREGG, JOHN OSLEY, Ja,
Late or o rani te ville, S. C. Late firm Ostey, Wilson.
aprl8 imo k Co., Augusta, Ga
FRANK HOWARD, late of the Pavilion Hoxei,
and more recently of the Mills House, has opened
at No. 14? MEETING STREET, directly opposite
the Board of Trade Rooms.
ALES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, of the beat
quality, will be served, and Lunch dally from ll.
till 2 o'clock,
aprl 3mo8_FRANK HOWARD.
IF YOU WANT THE CELEBRATED
CARTER'S WRITING and COPYING DTK
combined, go to
No. 156 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel,
Charleston, S. C. decl4 flmos