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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
TUE FIEE LOAN BONDS.
Disbanding the Constabulary-The Pay
of a Lieutenant-Governor.
[SPECIAL TE LEO KAM TO THU SEWS.]
COLUMBIA, December 12.
In the House no business was done, and thc
body a loamed in respect to the memorv of Mr.
Di the Senate notice was given of the-following
bills : By Cardozo, empowering the Stato to
maintain thc beneficiaries in the Lunatic Asylum.
By Hayne, to repeal tte act establishing the con?
The majority report of the committee on public
lands, recommending the adoption of Hayes':
resolution appointing a joint committee to in?
vestigate thc affairs of thc land commission, was
A petition was presented from the Charleston
Land Company for the charter of a ferry from
Charleston to various point? on the Wando River.
The bill to make an appropriation for the pay
and per diem of the General Assembly was read
a third time.
Thc bill to provide a salary for the Lieutenant
Governor' of the State was adopted, with an
amendment that the salary be hi? exclusive pay
wliwst acting as president of the Senate.
The committee on finance reported unfavorably
on the bill to provide for the adjustment of the
fire loan debt, scyiog that resolutions of this
character were introduced to inflate the price of |
the new bills of the Bank of thc State.
nie following bills were Introduced : By Allen,
to authorize the Governor to Hil thc vacancy
caused by thc death of the sheriff of Greenville.
By Green, to amend the Codeso as to extend the
Jurisdiction of probate judges. By Wilson, to de?
fine thc law in relation to certain basements.
Greene introduced ajoint resolution to authorize
the attorney-general to employ counsel In cases
Involving thequestlon o? collecting taxes a?sos "Jd
against the South Carolina and other railroads.
Hayne Introduced a bill *o amend sojnuch of
the Code as pertains to the third, fourth and fifth
A bill to incorporate the Port Royal Improve?
ment Company was postponed until i he loth of
THE TAX RECEIPTS OF THE TEAS.
A New Railroad Bill-Report of thc
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, December io.
As a substitute for the bill introduced in
the Senate by Arnim, Mr. Levy yesterday presen
ted a bill to provide for the appointment of an In?
spector of o idges and trestle works In the State
of South Oprobia. The j 111 entire ls as follows:
SECTION l. That the Governor is hereby au?
thorized to appoint au officer to bs knowu as
commissioner of rudroads.
?cc. 2 That ir. shall bo and it ls hereby made
the duty of SMid commissioner to inspect care?
fully each and all of the bridges and trtst'e.
works i.sed by the various railroads running
through the State as often as thc same mnv be
deemed advisable and requited to Insure safety
to the '.ravelling public.
SEC. 3. Thatshould any repairs or additions to,
remov.ils from, or substitution of bridges or tres?
tle woi ks used by the various railroad companies,
or their legal representatives, be made, thc said
commissioner shall see that the recommendations
made be promptly executed.
Ssc. 4. That shonld tne railroad companies or
their legal representatives, (after due notice,) fail
to carry out the views of thc commissioner, as
submitted to them, in Improving their roads for
the safety of public travel, they shall be fined in
the sum of not less than ten thousand dollars for
SEC. 6. Tho1 the commissioner appointed un?
der this net Stall qualify by taking Lhe oath pre
scrloed by tr "'onstittulon, anti execute a bond
to the SUte of South Carolina in the penal sum or
twenty thousand dollars, for the faithful perform?
ance of hts duty.
SEC. 6. That the commissioner appointed under
this act shall receive an annual salary of three
thousand dollars, payable quarterly by the State
Ssa 7. That the commissioner of railroads ls
hereby authorlz* d to appoint two assistant
commissioners, for the laituful performance of
whose duties he shall be responsible, apd said
assl-tant commissioners shall each lecelve an an?
nual compensation o: oue thousand dollars.
Tne schedules accompanying the auditor's re?
port, have not yet been printed, but we learn
from them that the amount collected during thc
fiscal year eudlng October 30, 1370, on account of
taxes for 1868, were $114,261 65.
The following schedule explains Itself, and may
be found interesting. It ls arranged by counties
and shows the total amount collected up to Octo?
ber 3lst, Inclusive, on accouat of poll tax and
taxes Ar general purposes or the State Govern
ment for the fiscal year 1869:
Abbevl le.$ 3,542 00 $ 3?.077 69 $ 3S.619 69
Anderson.I 2,455 00 27,042 50 29,497 50
Barnwell.| 3,595 00 33,005 06 86,600 06
Beaufort.i 2,032 OU ld, 468 IO 13,500 00
'Charleston.1. 121,075 50
Chester.| 740 Wi 23,012 49, 24.353 49
Chesterfield.; 809 On 0,161 001 7 000 00
Clarendon.; 1,152 00 io,;-35 66; 11,087 56
Colleton.i 2,017 00 16,907 00| 18,924 00
Darlington. 845 00 23.656 09| 24.501 09
Edgefield. 1,691 00 26.26? 28? 27.953 28
Fairfield. 1,731 00; 22,818 93i 24,549 93
Georgetown. 1,057 00| 13.591 05? 14,64? 05
Greenville.1,615 00 21.865 00i 23.4S0 00
Horry. 1,214 00 5,621 00 6,835 00
Kershaw. 858 00 5,536 601 6.3V4 60
Lancaster. 1,000 00 7,679 00 8,679 00
Laurens... 1,576 00 20,479 00 22,055 DO
Lexington. 072 00 14,678 OO 15.350 00
Marlon.j 1,982 00 18,261 01 20,243 01
.Marlboro'.1. 7.000 00
.Newberry.I.! 24.371 34
Oconee.j 800 00 10,068 02] 10.S74 02
Orangeburg.I 2,000 00 20,850 70 28.0i0 70
PlCkens.1,095 00 6.135 00 7,2 0 00
Richland..'.I 800 00 27,585 00 2S.S85 Ou
.Spartanburg ...I IK.OOO O)
Sumter.[ 2,000 00 18,930 85 j 20,9 i0 85
Union. 1,621 00) 16,500 48 18.121 48
Williamsburg.... 925 dj 8.976 GI 1 9,900 61
Tork. 1,983 001 22,970 93? 24,939 99
Total.|$41.819 00!$4S7.1O9 9li$6P9.S7S 75
It will be seen by this that lhe first seven coun?
ties l? wealth are Charleston, Abbeville. Barn?
well Anderson, Orangeburg, Richland and Edge
field; the last two Chesterfield aud Mar boro'.
BETE WE REI OR Jil.
WASHINGTON, December 12.
The following is the revenue reform resolu?
tion adopted lu the Uou*fc fo-day: "Resolved.
That the true principle of reve?uo reform points
to thc abolition of the iuternal revenue system,
which was created as a war measure to provide
for extraordinary expenses, and the continuance
or which Involve* the employment, at thc cost of
millions or dollars annually, o' an army of asses?
sors, collectors, supervisor.-*, detectives and other
oulcers previously unknown, and require^ thc re?
peal, at the earliest day consistent with the main?
tenance of the faith and creni: of thc govern?
ment, of all stamps and other internal taxes, and
that properly adjusted rates shall be retained on
distilled spirits, tobacco and malt liquors so ?oin;
as the legitimate expenses of thc government
require the collection or any sum from Internal
THE VIRGINIA 31 ASO NS.
RICHMOND, December 12.
. The Grand Lodge met to-night. West
Virginia and a large portiou or Virginia were
represented. Governor Waiier represents the
Norfolk Lodge. The ?ddt ess of the Grand Master
show$a gratifying increase in the order, and
recommends tttf er?clion of a Masonic temple in
?his city. '
THE S. C. CONFERENCE OF THE M.
J! CHURCH. SOUTH.
Elir.-ity-Thi.nl Annual Session.
The Conference mel at the appointed hour
yesterday morning-prayer by the venerable
David Derrick-Bishop Pierce in the chair.
The treasui. rof the Missionary Board read his
report, sho.wi.ig that thesum of ?29^0B8 had been
raised during thc year for missionary purposes,
forty per cat. of which g es to thc board at
Nashville for the support of foreign missions, and
thc residue l3 expended in malutalng raisslona
aries In the limits of this Conference.
A communication was read from Mr. Boring,
agent or the oiphanhouse of the North Georgia
Conference, asking the support of thc Conference
for that institution.
The committee appointed by the Conference to
consider this matter, submitted their report, re?
commending the establishment of a similar house
within the hounds <>r this Conference. The report
was ordered to lie ou thc table until thc nest an?
The Sunday school board, through their chair?
man. W. T. Caper.--, presented their report, show?
ing that this Interest of thc church was never in
a more prosperous condition. Upon the nomina?
tion of this board, the following were elected del?
egates to the Sunday School Convention at Nash?
ville, Tenn.: F. M. Kennedv, J. T. wightman, S.
Bobo and S. A. Nelson. Alternates-T. (J. Herbert,
A. J. Cauihcn. A. A. Gilbert and T. S. Moorman.
A. J. Stafford wa-? also nominated and elected
corresponding Sunday school secretary of this
The bishop submitted, for the approval or thc
Cor .-renee. Hie action of the la>t gen'ral Confer
enr by which lt is proposed to confer the ve'o
po : ou the bishops. Ttie vote being taken.it
wr iiiauimous in favor of the proposed amend
1 e Rev. n. M, Mood presented a report propos?
ing the formation ora tithe society, the members
of.whlch agree to ap;iropriatc a certain propor?
tion or ih- ir income for ?ho relief of cases or desti?
tution ainotig thc travelling and supernumerary
preachers of the Conference. A large number of
the members of the Conference became members
or this society.
The presiding eld-r of Charleston District, the
preachers stationed in the. City of Charleston,
together with G. W. William* and F. J. Peizer.
E-'q?., were constituted a committee on thc pub
llCHtion of the miuutes.
The committee on memoirs submitted their re?
port. Four members or the Coherence have
died during the year, viz: Alexander W. Walker,
John H.. Pickett, K. G. Gage and E. A. Lemon.
Brier'accounts of the life and labors of each or
these were read. A tribute was als 1 paid by the
comml'tee to the memnrv of Mrs. Gamewell, wire
or the Kev. John Gunvwell and mother or w. A.
Gamewell, late or the South Cardina Conrerence.
The Rev. if. A. 0. Walker, chairman of the com?
mittee cn education, presented their report.
That part of it which relates to the Cokesbury
school was amended on motion of W. H. Fleming,
and then adopted, lt directs that all the proper?
ty belonging to said school be turned over?to thc
trustees of-the Methodist Choren In Cokesbur.v for
educational purposes, hut not to be sold without
the consent of thc Conference.
The portion of the report or the committee on
education relating to the Columbia Ferna e Col?
lege wa*taken up. Pending tne discussion the
Coufcrenc? adjourned, to meet at 4 o'clock in tho
The Confer nee met at 4 o'clock, and openCd
with thc usnal religious exercises, Bishop Wight?
man In the chair.
The consideration of the report of the commit?
tee on education was resumed, and after various
amendments lt was adopted. The board of trus?
tees or thc female seuiluary in Columbia are to be
requested to adopt measures fur the speedy re?
opening of the institution.
Thc following resolutions were then offered by
H. A. C. Walker, and unanimously adopted by a
Resol ced, That oar crratefnl acknowledgments
are due and are hereby respectfully tendered to
the citizens of Charleston who nave extended to
us thc genial and elegant hospitalities o: their
homes, and we devout y pray that God may favor
them with the blessings of thc Ufe that now ls
and oftiiat which ls toc?me.
Resoled. Tnat we affectionately reciprocate
the Christian love of the pastors and churches in
the el'y evince ! In th- invitation to oar ministers
to occupy their pmplts, ami earnestly pray that
our common Lord may abundantly bless them
many fold m^re than they are now.
Resolved That we respectfully tender our
thanks to the oiHeers uud manurers o' the rail?
road? for reduced fare, mid to the steamer Emilie
ior free passage io and from the seat of Confer
After a few matters of no public interest had
been dispatched, the list of appointments was
read aloud, and the Conrerence then adjourned,
with the usual devotional exercises, until their
next annual session.
The rollowlng are the appointments Tor the en?
suing year :
CHARLESTON DISTRICT-A. M. CHRIETZB8RG, J*. E.
Trinity and Cumberland-J. M. Carlisle.
Bethel-T. E. Wannamaker.
Spring Street-J. T. Wightman.
Cooper River- L. C. Loyal.
Ccoper River Mission-To be supplied.
Cypi?ss Circuit-To be supplied by A. R. Dan?
Waltt rhoro'-B G. Jones.
St. George'*-\Y. Hutto.
St. George's Mission-To bc supplied.
Eastern Orauge-w. Carron.
Providence-?J. c. Stott; E. J. Penlngton, super?
St. Matthew's-J. W Crldcr.
Upper St. Matthew'_J. K. Wats JU.
" AM Rh KG DIS" nICT-F. M. KENN HD V , P. E.
Bamberg-T. Ra sor; R.B. Tarrant, supernu?
Blackville-J. W. McCoy.
Edisto-J. E Pcuny.
Barnwell-H. K. Duguall.
Aiken-G. J. Grimtlu.
Graititevilie Mission-J. C. Millen.
Upper Orange-J. S. Beasley.
Branchville-1). J. Simmons.
Collcton-C. Wilson. W. D. Kirkland.
Alleudale- W. A. Clarke.
Black swamp-J. B. Campbell.
Hardeevllle-J. H. Coburn.
COLUMBIA DISTRICT-S. H. BU0WKE, P. E.
Washington Street Church-M. Brown.
City Mission-To be supplied.
Mai ion Street Church-W. W. Mood.
Columbia Circuit-J. A. Clifton.
Richland Fork-G. w. Gutlln.
Lexington-0. W. M. Creighton.
Lexington Mission-To be supplied.
Bast Chester-J. M. Boyd.
Chester-E. J. Meynarole, R. D. Smart.
Wiuasbore'-A. G. Gantt.
Falrfleld-J. L. Shurord, R. N. Wells.
Edgell eld-J. W. Humbert.
Little ."aluda Circuit-J. H. Zimmerman.
SCMTER DISTRICT-W. U. FLEM INO, P. E.
Sumter-H. A. C. Walker.
Sumter Circuit-S. J. Hill.
Santec-J. L. s?Vy.
Manchester Mission-To be supolied.
Lynchburg-JL. M. Little.
Bishopviile-S. A. Weber; A. McCorquodale,
Darlington circuit-P. 0. Bowman.
Chesterfield-J. B. Platt.
Zoar-To be supplied hy C. A. Plyler.
Cheraw-J. P. Kugland.
Westfield Mission -Tu bc supplied by A. J.
Lancaster-J. T?. little.
Hanging Rock-S. Jones.
Upper Lynche s Creek-To be supplied.
Camden-A. J. Stokes.
MARIOS M STRICT-J. W. "KELLY, p. JJ.
Marlon station-R. R. Pegues.
Marion Circuit-W. W. Jones.
Little Bock- W. c. Power.
He? netts ville-J. A. Porter.
Buck Swamp-Xi Mitchell and F. T. Hodges.
North Marlboro'-W. L. P-gucs.
Liberty chapel-A. J. stafford.
Lynche*? Creek-s. P. ll. Elwell.
Darlington-W. T. capers.
Timmonsville- G. H. Wells.
Georgetown-A? W. Walker.
Black Miugo Circuit and Mission-D. W. Seale.
Uonwayovro1 and Hucks ville--v. T. Thomas.
Couwayboro' circuit and Mission-T. W. Mun
Waccamaw circuit and Mission-C. Betts,
supernumerary; une to be supplied.
SPARTANS URO DISTRICr-T. G. UERUERT, r. 5.
Sparianburg Station-C. H. Pritchard.
Spartanburg Circuit and Mission-To be sup?
plied ; j. l). Carpenter, supernumerary.
Cherokee Mission-R. C. Oliver.
Rich Hill-x. K. Melton.
Pacoiet-j. s. Connor.
Fuir Forest-To bc supplied.
Un ion vil:u and Sardls-C. Thomason.
Cane Creek and Goshen Uill-T. J. Clyde.
Belmont-J. B. Massebeau.
Yorkvilie-G. M. Boyd: L. A. Johnson, supernu?
Rock Hill-M. A. Connolly; R. B. Alston, super?
Gowansviile-3. C. Crisp.
Spartanburg Female college-1>. B. Jones and
Wi.-fford College-A. M. Shlpp. president; W.
Smith and A. H. Lester, professors..
? KEEN VILLE DISTRICT-R. P. FRANES, P. E.
Greenville-0. A. Darby.
Greenville Circuit-J. Allaway.
Reldville-J. Watts; J. A. Wood, supernumerary.
Pickensvllle-G. T. Harmon.
Walhalla-D. J. McMillan; F. M Morgan, super?
no merary. .
Wllllamston-R. L. Harper.
Seneca-D. P. Byars.
Anderson-W. A. Hodges.
Anderson Clrcu t-.). V. Barnes.
Pendleton-J. B. Tray wick; one to bc supplied.
COKESBURY DISTRICT-n. M. MOOD, P. E.
Cokes''Ury Station-L. Wood.
Cokesbury Circuit-J w. Murray.
Abbeville Station-G. F. Round.
Abbeville Circuit-J. J. Workman.
Lowndesville-A. .1. Oauthen.
Ninety-six-P. P. Kistler.
Salnda River Mission-W. H. Lawton.
Dom's Mine-R. L. Duffle.
Edge?eld Mission-T. s. Daniel, supernume?
Laurens Courtlionsc-J. S. Kilgo; one to be
Tumbling Shoals-J. Finger.
Newberry Station-J. A. Mood.
Newberry Courthouse-A. P. Avant.
Agent for Wofford College-W. P. Mouzon.
Anent for Church In Columbia-W. Martin.
J. S. Nelson, M. ll. Boyer and B. F. Dixon were
transferred to North Carolina Conference.
H. J. Morgan trans erred to Northwest Texas
The next session of the Conference will be held
WASHINGTON, December 12.
The Senate confirmed Drake as chiei jus?
tice of the Court of Claims.
The committee reported favorably upon the
nomination of Porter as admiral. A discussion
followed, but no action was taken.
Thc Senate seems to bc !n favor of the House
bill, which some Senators though; would leave
Porter in the posh lon of vice-admiral for life. In
the House, however, Butler said that Porter had
disgraced the President and the navy.
Morton Introduced a t evolution appointing a
St. Domingo commission and .appropriating
$20,000 for Its expenses.
Mr. Creery Introduced a resolution, appoint?
ing a Joint committee to Inquire whether
tho late General Lee had any right or title to the
Arlington estate, which made It liable to fortelt
ure by his participation lu the rebellion, and
whether lt was not the property or Mrs. Lee and
her children, and ir so to adopt measures to re?
store the estate to Mrs. Lee, with compensation
for the damage done the property, and to Inquire
into the expediency or removing the remains of
those who arc buried oa the estate; also, to con?
sider thc propriety of restoring the Washington
relics to Mrs. Lee. Mr. McCrcery desired to make
somo remarks on the subject, but Mr. Edmunds
oojected un? il thc resolution had been printed.
Schurz Introduced* resolution looking to a gen?
Sainsbury offered a resolution inquiring the
President's reasons for sending iroops luto Dela?
ware at thc recent elections.
The first vote of Raincy, of South Carolina, who
was seated to-day, was for BankVs San Domingo
Among the bills introduced and referred were
thc following: To abolish the Income tax; to In?
corporate thc American and Europenn Steamship
Company, with a capital of $3.000,000, which rany
be Increased to S20,O00,000; to direct the postmas?
ter-general to contract for malls from Portland,
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and tli3 ports on
thc Chesapeake Bay and Southern Atlantic coast
-compensation for weekly s?rvlce $900,000, tri?
weekly and dally service In proportion; to pre?
vent the purchase or persons as chattels, whether
under the head or territorial or otherwise, (a hit
at the San Domingo bill.) A MU repealing thc
u-nure or office bill passed 157 to 25.
Banks offered a resolution for lhe appointment
of a St Domingo Commission, as suggested In
the President's message,- and called the previous
question, which thc House refused to second-es
to S2. A motion to tuble was lost-87 to 117. The
resolution was referred to Hie committee on for?
A concurrent resolution for an adjournment
from December 22 to January 4 was adopted. The
bill abolishing the ofllce or admiral Immediately
and fha: or vice-admiral upon thc first vacan y
passed. A resolution looking to revenue reforms
and thc abatement of internal revenue taxes was
adopted-164 to 6. " .
THE OCEAN CABLE.
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNOLAND, December 12.
The cable company's steamer ls here for
coal. She will depart to-morrow for a renewed
attempt to repair thc break.
>PARKS FROS! THE WIRES.
The Fan Francisco police are arresting all
known thieves as vagrants. Thirty were locked
up yesterday. The weather ls flue. Strawberries
and flowers arc abundant.
Thc National Board of Trade has passed a reso?
lution lo thc effect that the best interests of the
country demand a restoration of the specie
standard of values.
Gaston, Hie Democratic candidate, is elected
Mayor of Boston.
The drug house of Wetzel i Co., at St. Louis, is
Senator Cartel, of New Jersey, deo lines a re?
One or thc large boo: and shoo factories goes to
work to-day with non society men. It is expect?
ed that the Crispins will give trouble.
LANDS FOR THE LANDLESS.
The December Real E.tate Sales.
The following sales of real estate are re?
ported by the country pipers as taking place on
the first Monday in December.
George tow n.
Wharf on Bay street, bought by S. P. Fraser, for
$2009. Lot No. 103, with appurtenances, corner
of Broad and Hlgh-murtet streets, bought by R.
Dozier, for $400.' Potato Ferry tract or land,
bought by R. H. Kallahan. for $525. Piue Tree
tract, on Black River, bought by T. P. Fulton, ior
On Thursday last, 3000 acres or land, property
of th . estate of IL II. Thomson, deceased, were
sold at public auction for thc sam of $31,003. The
Improvements upon any part of the laud were
very inconsiderable, and yet the average price
per'acre was seveu dollars.
Thc sheriff soM, for partition, u tract of land
near town, containing for;y acres, and a house
and lot In town, belonging to Hie estate or Ell
Meek, deceased. The hum was bl t utr by Dr. J.
B. Allison, a'about $7 per acre. Tn.; house and
lot was purchased for the heirs-at-l.i w for $1500.
The clerk of thc court soll ander decree; for cash,
the house and lot iii town, belonging to the estate
of F. II. Muir I. deceased, whlcii was purchased
t.y Dr. J. P.. Allison for $S05.
The sheriff disposed of thc following estate of
J. W. and Robert Deik: 103 acres af. $000, John
S. Small purchaser; ?2 ?icres at $i>2, II. Shute pur?
chaser; 02 acres at $165, Mrs. H. Hancock pur?
chaser: ss acres at $180, Lee Reik purchaser; 1M
acres at $20i>. Mary Small purchaser; 103 acres at
$300, WT. J. Hunier purchaser; 14 ? acres at $290,
Jas. Bcik purchaser; 103 acres (Kelk Cold Mine)
$1000, H. ll. shute purchaser; loo acres at $105.
H. II. Shute purchaser: 3S& acres (Nelly Hough
Cold Mine) at $10), li. il. shute purchaser. Kstate
of Michael Horton: 221 acres at $510, J. R.
Welsh purchaser; 129 acres at $r-50, T. II. Cly?
burn purchaser; 116 acres at $120. Mrs. K. Hor?
ton purchaser ; 145 acres at $403, Thomas
C. Blackiuou purchaser; 176 acres at $110,
J. It. Welsh purchaser ; 73 acres ac $320,
J. J. Roberts purchaser; loo acres at $35, Wesley
Hilton purchaser; 400 acres at $1900, R. B. Cly?
burn purchaser. Estate of W. L. Faulkner : 49
acres at $695, David Hood purchaser. Estate of
M. Crockett, (foreclosure :) House and lot in
town. $2010. J. ll. Witherspoon purchaser. Per?
sonal property : Lot of rye and corn whiskey at
$1 90 per gallon; 1 bale or colton at 13ii cents; lot
Qr cotton in the seed at 3>i cents; lot or corn at
$l 13 per bushel. The following tracts were sold
bv Colonel R. M. Sims, administrator nf Mrs. Aun
Caldwell : One tract of 140 acres at $10 per acre.
Colonel R. M. Sims purchaser; one t'rar.t of 140
acres at $10 50 per acre, same purchaser; one
tract of 140 acres at $13 per acre, E. B. Mobley
MARCHING TO THE SEA.
OCCUPATION OF DIEPPE ET THE
No Hope for Paris- Condition of the
Army ol thc Loire-An Effort for an
LONDON, December 9.
New York Tribune special: Gambetta asks
an armistice to enable the National Convention to
assembic. ne asks leave for Favre to pass th e
lines to consult his colleagues and conduct nego?
tiations, confessing that Hie army of the Loire
was defeated In derail. Gambetta declines th e
responsibility of another struggle or of making
peace; the National Assembly must decide.
ME?NQ, December 8.
The D?ke of Mecklenburg defeated the Third
Army Corps, capturing six guns and one thous?
A squadron of French gunboats are pr->tectlng
the shipping at the mouth of the Loire.
BERLIN, December 9.
A serious anti-war riot, caused by resistance to
draft of married men, has occurred. Thc police
were unable to quell lt. It was Anally quelled by
the military u-lug severe measures.
VERSAILLES, December 9.
Beaumont, Mazas and Beaugency have been
evacuated by the French.
NEW YORK, December 12.
Tne Herald's Berlin special, cf the Otb, says:
"Bismarck denies opposition to bombardment. It
Ls reported that a connell or war at Versailles has
decided to bombard Paris."
Hurd Fighting on the Loire.
VERSAILLES, December io.
The Duke of Mecklenburg telegraphs to-day,
from Meung, as follows: "The enemy violently
attacked us yestcrdny, but were victoriously re"
puiscd by the seventeenth and twenty-second
divisions, notwithstanding their superior force.
Beaugency was occupied on tho Sch and Vcrsoa
LONDON, December 10.
A report from General Chansey, dated Thurs?
day cvenlug, the 8th says: .?Prince Frederick
Charles again attacked us to day, along the whole
line. We held our positions throughout; thc day.
All thc corps were.engaged from st. Lanrent to
Beaugency. We camped on our positions of this
MIDNIGHT DISPATCHES .
No Hope for Paris.
LONDON, December IO..
Three Russian vessels, building on the Thames,
are nearly tlnlshed. They arc said to be mer?
.It ls now considered impossible for Paris to re?
ceive assistance from the piovlnces. With the
failure and retreat of the army or thc Loire, all
hope in that direction ls lost. Thc Gcrmaus re?
gard the capitulation as merely a question or
time, and lt ls announced that Klug William only
awaits that event befan? returning io Berlin.
Thc garrison or Beirort continue to make a vig?
orous defence, aud their heroism and endurance
excite a warm admiration.
BORDEAUX, D, comber 10.
The people of this city arc very patriotic, and
are sending large numbers or recruits to the
front, and arc equipping aud drilling more.
Gambetta, In a telegraphic circular to thc pre?
fects of departments, from Chansey "s head?
quarters, says : '?General Chansey contluucs to
resist thc attacks- of Prince Frederick Charles,
taking many prisoners and Inflicting heavy losses
on the enemy. . From this you may know how
false are the German dispatches, which state
that the army of I Le Loire ls crushed. General
Chansey, with only hair that armv, stilt success?
fully resista thc German advance.1'
LONDON, December io.
The German itdvance upon Havre has turned
aside to Dieppe, which was probably occupied
INTERESTING ACCOUNTS PROM BE
A Dismal Picture of thc City.
A letter from Paris In the Boston Journal
Broken-utterly broken-ls Hie co-rmercc or
Frauce and Germany to-day. Wc hardly realize
how tremendous Li the duel going on. France ls
not wholly under thc Prussian knife, but Hie
clouded politics and deserted vineyards and Heids
are disheartening. Paris, clearing house number
two of this continent, Ls blocked. The seven hun?
dred and iifty thousand workingmen and women
do notUiu/ but lia m mer at cannon, mould bullets
and blud wounds. Still an acquaintance who
came out in thc last squad of Americans says that
thc opera is certainly to bc opened shortly at
Paris, and that cantatas of liberty will bc sung
At thc Francais the other day, the "Misan?
thrope" was pur upon thc stage, the gentlemen
appearing In costume de ville. Hie nmst drama?
tic city lu tho world cannot keep Its theatres long
closed. Although thc ladies all dress In sombre
colors, and thc audience-rooms aro lighted trim
candles, Ute people manage to bc very Jolly.
Mademoiselle Agar, frosh, piquant beauty ! may
all bombs spare thee ! recites the Marseillaise,
with the tears in her great black eyes.
The street peddlers snarl out, "Correspondence
or thc Imperial ramily ! Om: sou !" Old ladles
Bell candie ends which they have hoarded for
many months, and now they get exorbitant
prices for them, because no one knows how soon
light may bc greatest of luxuries. Republican
songs ?md dubiously moral caricatures-but quite
as moral as were ruc persons whom they carica?
ture- appear in thc show windows. The Omni?
busses run from Bicetre uudiT fire down lu the
city, and hacks ply in the same dreamy, devil
All good citizens now confine themselves to
bread und coffee, and let the weaker and p lorer
have the meat. The vegetarians arc lu ecstacles.
The poor servant women and sewing-girls-you
will remember that I have once given you mi id a
what these lata er earn-are sufferluir terribly in
thc siege. Many of them, in thc hurry,*and m- lee,
can get nothiug to eat; their last bit ol' money ls
gone, and anlerne or the hospital Ls their onlv re?
lief. The r.mnhcr of self-murders docs not seem
to have been so large since the investment of
Paris SB before. This is a somewhat noteworthy
fact. Thc excitement probably makes misery
somewhat more supportable.
Thc Perils of the Air.
Thc Landwehr employed in thc .investment of
Verdun enjoyed a new and exciting sport during
the continuance of a strong .southwesterly gale
which ble v on tho 25th and two diys rollowiug,
and carried two btlloons from Paris in that
direction, In each of which the g is was escaping.
The first perceived was on the afternoon of the
25th, and came so c ose to a part of the investing
lines, us ?o bc within eas* rl?c range, uutii thc
voyagers suddenly bethought themselves o. tho
laai desperate expedient, of throwing their freight
overboard, nt.d by discharging in succcS'lon
seven large pack'iges or letters and papers, rosv
steadily out or tue reach or danger, and passed
onwanl toward Luxembourg. Among His con
tents of,the captured journals was found Du
crol'a report nf the Versailles s >rtic of the 21st,
admitting the loss of 433 officers and men. and
or the t wo Tour-pounder-; captured by Hie Prus?
sian skirmishers. There werealso ion* dispatches
from Hie War ?illce of Paris to that uf Tours.
Gu the27ilt thc same scene was repeated, only
tba1 this Hine Hie ?cr.maius were not so fortunate.
Bundie arter bundle was thrown down from a
balloon which caine toward thc German Hues, liv?
ing very low, and which continued tu descend so
rapidly thai, the passengers lu lt round 'h-lr hopes
of getting out ol rouge in vain, a-id descended
voluntarily by means of ropes, after which the
balloon nguiu rose n..d went on. They prove ? to
be u?e man In a s >rt or uniform, who said be be?
longed to a corps of teronauts. and re'ii<ed to give
any Information further, and two others, one of
whom stai d he was an Englishman aud who
both claimed to be simple civilians bent on escap?
ing from tba beleaguered capital. These sal t they
had pal I ?1-0 each for tne'r passage, and were
ready to afford such informa1 lon as they had.
They declared they und come from Paris In three
hoot Band a quarter, or at ?he rate of about forty
live miles an hour. They gave a bail report of thc
maikcis ol Paris, especially of the meat supplies,
the prices of which wen: ribing dully. They had
newspapers with them of tue day's date, priutcd,
however, probably tue night before. A fourth
person was with them, but he h id refused to de?
scend Into captivity, and the llglitcued balloon
had carried him up and on? aid again.
Running thc Paris Blockade-The Ex?
perience Of two Englishmen.
Since the commencement or the siege several
attempts have been made by persons of different
nationalities to pass ont of Paris through the
Prussian Unes. Some few of .these hazardc
pedltlons, made while the investment wi
partial, may have been successful, but sin
complete surrounding of the city by the
slan forces all endeavors which have been
to effect a passage through the enemy's line
failed. Official and unofficial persons have
treated a'lke-all havo been obliged to ret
Paris, there to walt until events permit th
Captain Hoare, the military attache of tlx
ish Embassy, lately made an attempt tc
through thc Prussian lines, but falle I: and p
ly Mousignor Chlgl, thc Papal nuncio, mad
unsuccessful expeditions with tue same obj
vltw. M. de Aldiimu, an attache of the Sf
Embassy, also made two ai tempts, one In t
rcctlon of Beull, ami the other bv tho w
Cliattlllon, but In both Instances he was u
ccssful, and was forced to return Into the ca
. Balloons seem the only resource left, to of
eager to depart, fur exit by terrestrial mei
Impossible. All the roads leading to the c
are Jealously guarded by the Prussians, whl
tachments of cavalry sweep the Intervening
of country. But every one cannot afford
loon, or perhaps the dread of Prussian bull
not Uss than lear of a fall from one of
perlai conveyanc s; and so, although thc e:
enees of many show that wltnout a pass lt I
possible to penetrate through thc Prussian
attempts continue to bc made from time to
Towards the close of last month an essay
that object in view was made by two English
who had been detained In Pails by business.
lng, that some means for facilitating the de
ure of foreigners would turn up, th ny watte
some time Inactive. Bnt about the2)thoi
tember. Unding that their stay In Patts was 1
to bc.forcibly prolonged for a verv conslde
time unless they took some active measures,
resolved to obtain passes from the French an
Hies and endeavor to penetrate ihrongh thc
er both belligerents. Many formaItles, how
wcte necessary before they obtained their pa
so that lt was not till September 20 that ihey
enabled to starr. 05 their expedition. The p
they obtained were from General Trochu am
Prefect of Police, and rttatcd that the bet
were British subjects Journeying to Englnnd.
Thc morning they were abont to sturt they
with a French gentleman who had made a sit
attempt some time before, but had faded,
person perhaps exaggerated thoprecautloi
betoken, but he strongly advised them to '
along, waving their pocket handkerchiefs
whole while. FJcnriug this, on* of onr two
low-countrymen, who had a walking stick,
(rested the ase of lt to holst his luindkerc
."A walking stick l'> exclaimed the Frenchs
"lt win never do. You muBt not show so u
ns A toothpMc.? "What, may I not take my
brella?" asked our other compatriot. 1
umbrella they would take for a mltraillenr,"
plied thc Gaul. -But suppose it rained P 111
the Briton. " Rain; we I. you must let rt: t
nscure you you will endanger >?or life if
show so much as a pencil case to the enen
Thus counselled, they left behind them both w
lng ?! lek and umbrella, making them a prc
to tho obliging Frenchman who had given tl
Ilten Important advice.
Their misfortunes commenced at th? Pi
Maillot, the gates by which they proposed to Ie
Paris. They were Informed there that they cc
not bc allowed to leave. lu vain they referre
lieutenant or National Guard commanding
gate to thel'pass. Ile refused to act on if. H
ever, Mie admiral commanding this division
the rortiflcatlotis presently came up, and by I
the two Kngllslimen were allowed to go their w
not. however, without a wor 1 ??r warning. '
admiral Informed them that the Journey ?
were about to enter upon was fall or perils; 1
ir would be better for them to remain; but os t
were determined to go and had the necesri
passes they must be permitted to leave. Ac<
dingly they passed out, ami over the drawbrld
and presently round themselves In Ncullly. WI
they reached the river fresh difficulties ct
inenccd. Thc sentinel at Hie head of the bru
between Nealllf and Courbcvolr bade them \t
until an officer passed by. Happily one soon n
u?, permission to pass was granted, and 1
travellers went on their way; nor was it. ui
they had lele Courbcvolr behind that they w
ngaln stopped. This time thc Freuch nutpo
arrested their onward mureil. They exhlnl
their passes, and Immediately were allowed
Hitherto they had been within the French Hr
In safety. Now that they were beyond them a
between thc advanced posts of the combatan
their danger became considerable; either si
might hare fired on them. Accordingly thev j
In practice the counsel they had received tu Pat
drew out their handkerchiefs, and never cea
to wave them as they walked along the bro
road liner) with trees and shrubs 00 either vi
leading towards Bezons, where they hoped to fl
a passage ncross the second bend of the Sell
So here they were-two peaceful Kngilshmi
one past tue middle age, thc other In the prime
lire, dic?sed In unromantic civil inn clothes a
black hats, and one or Diem wearing spcctacli
walking along a dismal country road, wltlioni
single being In sight, and Mable at every s'ep th
took to be tired-upon by some sharp shooter
Francs tireur posted behind hedge or tree. And
fact they afterwards learnt that on one side
this avenue, which seemed t i them endless, wc
French Francs-tireurs; on the oiher sharp-shootc
of the Prussian army. Happily, they were ign
rant of these circumstances at the time. Aiwa;
waiving their pocket handkerchief to an lu visit
enemy, thev at length arrived on the hanks of t
Seine opposite Bezons, where they found t
bridge over which they had hoped to pass tl
Seine destroyed. They hailed some persons t
the opposite bank to come ami row them over; ti
answer was that thc Prussians had forbidden ai
Near ibis place, however, In front nf a smt
liouso. were two little boys playing at see-saw c
u plank, and routi.t them were strewn otlu
planks. It occurred to thc unfortunate pair thi
thc.v might succeed lu placing these planks aero
the water, from one pile of the broken bridge 1
another, amt Hms effect a passage. According!:
they resorted to inls expedient; bur. lu 1 lie ur
pince, the planks were too short for this parpo?
and thc people on the opposite banks scut menai
lng shouts across the river. Their rumination
over this unhappy posture of affairs were hi
coining very unpleasant when one of thc boy
at their side told them that a little lower dow
the river was a bridge still Intact; moreovei
he volunteered to take them to lt; uni th
trio accordingly set out. lt was not lon
before ihey roached thc bridge, and lier
their guide quitted them. Thc younger c
the two Englishmen walked somewhat alica
of his companion; suddenly he turned bac
with a startling cry or "Thc Prussians !
And there they were, or rather there wa
one or their sentries-he had popped up fron
behind a buttress Just In front or the stranger, a
he approached thc middle or thc bridge. A
once tue wretched men bolted; a ball whlzzet
past them; but In a few udnut s they were outo
Immediate danger. Overtaking their guide the;
now learned that a camp of Prussians were dosi
at hand; whereupon they determined to repair t<
thc enemy's quarters, exhibit their papers, ant
request permission to pass. After about half ai
hour's walk along a broad avenue, they suddenrj
came upou the Proas an sentries to the nmnbei
or four, posted at a point where another road eui
across thc avenue Waiving their handkerchiefs
holding their papers ready, the two Englishnier
advanced. To their crtesof "English ! Friends I'
-made lu both French and English-the laconic
but eloquent reply of a levelled rifle was delivered,
They found it impossible to parley; to every at
tempt of theirs lhere came thc answer: "Be off !'
emphasized by the actl >n of taking ulm. At this
moment some half dozen rifle bullets whizzed past
their cars, aud Hie four Prussians were all wound?
ed. Turning In alarm to see whence had come the
shots, our travellers perceived some hair dozen
Francs-tireurs bolting across a fleid in their rear.
At thc same moment a trumpet sounded, and a
detachment or Prussians, attracted by thc tiring,
was seen coming np. The two Knglishmcn again
took to their heels, and soon rejoined their guide,
who had left, them a Utile way down 1 he road.
This little gentleman offered to conduct them to
anoiher Prus- lan outposts; and, still determined
to pass if possible, they accompanied him. A
sharp walk along another avenue brought them
upon same Prussia 1 soldiers, among whom they
perceived several brilliant ly-an ired unseen. But
lt was in valu that they endeavored to parley.
They were not allowed to advance within a hun?
dred yards of thc sentries. Thu two unfortunates
now gave up in despair. Obeying the lnjuuctlons
of thc Prussians to begone, they retired. They
learned that Reuil was thc nearest village, anti
accordingly set off in that direction. On
reaching" this place thc people surrounded
them eagerly, and. on hearing them speak
English to one another, and bad French
to themselves, immediately set them down
for Prussian spies. With a crowd of a cou?
ple of hundred persons, men, women ami
children at t'leUjheels, they reached a hotel and
begged?admission. The hotel-keener replied he
hud neither rood nor beds, and did not disguise
from them his belief that they were Prussians
Forthwith a demand was raised that Hiey should
be taken to tho police; and. escorted by a crowd
unsparing in Insult, they were conducted by thu
hotel-keeper and other citizens to thc commis?
saire, to whom they showell their papers and ex?
plained the reason of their appearance in KeaiL
This official was satisfied with their story; he or?
dered Hie hote 1er co lodge them for the night,
and promised for thc following morning a certifi?
cate to assist them lu the retnrn Journey to Paris.
Next morning tne certificate was duly handed to
them. An ex-courier, who spoke Gorman, was
appointed to escort them, and back they took
their melancholy way.
On the road they were told by their companions
that *wo days beiore some seven or eight francs
tleurs had lodged in the hotel where they had
slept, and that a detachment of Prussians, think?
ing to surprise them, bad attacked them at night.
The French barricaded the entries with the house?
hold furniture, and received the Prussians so weU
that they were obliged to retire, carrying off with
them several wounded. The return Journey of
the Englishmen was made lu peace; they met no
difficulty, either m passing through the lines or
re-entering the city.
MITCHUM-COX.-On the evening of Nb
ember 3. 1870, ac the residence of the bride
mother, by the Rev. A. w. Marshall, Mr. JOSEF
G. MITCHUK and Hiss LAURA. A. SIMON, younge
dangbter of Mrs. Martha Cox, all of this city. >
BOLN EST-MCINTOSH.-On the evening or tl
8th instant, by Rev. John Bachman, ?. D., Jon
E. BOINEST and L. ISABEL, younatsr. daughter i
the late David N. McIntosh, all of this city. *
PB* THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AN]
Acquaintances or Mr. and Mrs. George P. Woo<
and or their sons, William, Nicholas and Henr:
and Mr. Daniel Wood and family, are respectfull
Invi:ed to attend the Funeral or their daughte
Miss MART ANN WOOD, at her late resldenci
No. l Middle street, THIS MORNING, at io o'clocl
without further Invitation. decl3
IR Memoriam. ? ? .
SPARKS.-Fell asleep at sunset, Sunday, I3t
ol November, ANN HARRY- SPARKS, beloved wli
of Samuel sparks, aged seventy-six years.
A sincere friend to tho family of the decease,
respectlnlly asks of them the privilege of orfertri
lils condolence In the dark hour of their g rea
aiUlction, and of recording a slight tribute of n
f-pect to her memory. Mrs. Samuel Sparks, a
whose grave a crowd of sorrowing friends hav
just hawed their heads la unaffected sorrow,'wa
on'; of those ladies who in youth as wei! as io ol
ago exhibited In her character all those promt
neut traits which fitted her to flu, with so mue
grace and dignity, thc exalted position she al
way 3 occupied in society.
Belonging to one of the best and oldest famille
oh the Peedee, a worthy descendant of those nobl
Welsh colonists who came as capitalists to thl
Slate, and became large landed proprietors
building up beautiful homes, and implantlnf
their national virtues of integrity, courage ant
patriotism, her manners were marked, not lesi
by the courtesy rreely extended to. every one
than by an air or refinement, which expelled fa
mlllarlty whilst lt Invited confidence and respect
Uer mind was richly stored with thc knowledgi
acquired by a long course of reading and renee
clo II . Never forgetting the smallest domestl
dut), she yet found sufficient time to make her
self acquainted with the best literature or th>
day. With n perception that was'qulck and accu
rate, and a judgment that was rarely mistaken
Mrs. sparks read with the greatest advantage
und lu her long life, so well spent, acquired a rici
store of knowledge seldom excelled in.extent o
During the late glorious struggle she manifest
ed thc most ardent devotion-dlsmaniling he
home or every luxury that could contribute to th
comlort or our army.
Few men or the day cou'd equal her In the dis
play ol exalted, uncompromising patriotism, am
statesmen could learn from her lips lessons o
governmental wisdom. Her love of tho right
and her ardent maintenance of principle, shi
sought to Impress upon all around her; and polg
nant was lier sorrow at our country's overthrow
and deep her detestation of all after retnrns o
compromise. With her. In all'hlngs, "right wa?
right forever more."' There are many who wll
long remember her, when presiding over thc
hospitable and elegant mansion-her nercdltarj
There was a time when luxury and reflnemenl
lent all their charms to mat household-whee
wealth, combining itself with the b"Bt and high
tst traits of luman character, seemed to exert It?
self to diffuse happiness all around thc circle ol
Its Influence. This excellent lady enjoyed hei
large opportunities only to make all around bei
forget their cares and feel ihat her home was
theirs also. 'The true type rf the Southern lady,
she lived amidst the elegancies or that home; and
wi.cn the storm of war swept over lt, and itt
hearthstones were desecrated by the feet or un?
hidden strangcts. with arms In their hands, vio?
lating all thc sanctities or private life, and hold?
ing high carnival of rioting and drunkenness In
her presence, she proved herself to be a Roman
matron Indeed, who couid scorn the Gaul without
shrinking with fear from his atrocities. And
when that home became a place where this good
lady was the mistress only of desolation, she stood
fort li more proudly than ever, the dignified suffer?
er, birt still the amiable, courteous friend, who
met you on the threshold with extended hand to
oller you a share or what a hard and tyrannical
Tate had left at her disposal. .
It ls melancholy to think that a life so well
spent should have been darkened by clouds of
sorrow at Its close. But she was sustained by
the consolations of a religion which exerts its
streutest powers when all haman resources aro
swept away-like the burning: lamp in the dark?
ness or midnight, whose rays or light only become
visible and bright as the deep obscurity furnishes
the oppoujuulty lor their exhibition.
For many years of her life she was a pious com?
municant of thc Presbyterian Church, and adorn?
ed her profession by a most Christian deport?
ment. In her last hours she g ive the brightest
evidences that she felt the grave which was open?
ing before her was but the portal or Heaven.
Farewell, hanpy spirit I The cold iron of tho
world can follow you no longer. Bright fields ol
bliss are yours forever, and thc landscape open?
ing our, through all eternity, will only unfold to
your view a still Increasing brilliancy, never more
to bc dimmed by humau calamities; where you
can roam forever in thc enjoyment of i hat perfect
bliss, which the world can neither give nor take
Like a weary child she trent ly fell asleep, leaving
her very aged and afflicted husband. Mr. Samuel
Sparks, surviving her. and two children-Mrs.
Keltt. widow or tue gallant martyr to lils country,
thc lion. Lawrence M. Keltt-aud Captain Alex?
ander D. Sparks, who also served with distinction
in thc Inte tcrrlhlo war. They will live to remem?
ber and Imitate tuc virtues of this estimable wife,
mother and friend, and to honor her memory by
practicing In their lives the lessons or benevolence,
patience, courage, dignity and piety, which she
constantly inculcated. C. W. D.
LUCAS.-Died, on the morning of the 30th of
November. 1870, at Middleburg Plantation, AU?
GUSTUS LUCAS, aged 30 years, two months and
pST A REVOLUTION IN COOKERY.
Since the introduction of the patent SEA MOSS
KA RINK, a complete revolution has taken place
in that department of cookery to which we owe
the luxuries or the dessert. The most delicious
blanc mange, jelly, custard, Charlotte Russe, light
puddings, Ac., are produced fora this palatable
nutriment, at abont one-third of the former cost.
A great economy of time as well as money ls
effected by its use. The preparations made frum
lt are pronounced by physicians to be the best
possible diet for consumptives, dyspeptics, and
persons Buffering from biliousness and general de?
bility. Convalescents fatten on them, and gain
rapidly in muscular strength as well as In flesh.
The SEA MOSS FARINE COMPANY, No. 63 Park
Place, New York, who are manufacturing this ar?
ticle from the best Irish Moss, In enormous quan?
tities, produce an array of medical and general
testimony in Its favor which ls perfectly over?
whelming, and must set all doubts of Its superi?
ority as an alimentary 6taple, (If any exist,) en?
tirely at rest. decl2-mwr3D*c
^9-FAITH WELL FOUNDED.-IN OLD
times, at thc coramencemeut of every seaeon, lt
was the fashion \o take a strong cathartic, as a
safeguard against a change of temperature. It
was a worse than senseless practice. 'The people
of our day understand the matter better. Instead
or depleting the system, they>elnrorce lt. In the
method they adopt they exhibit a wtse discrimin?
ation. Instead or resorting to tho vitiated stimu?
lants of commerce, or any of the compounds de?
rived from them, they put their faith In the only
absolutely putc lnvlgorant procurable in the mar?
ket-HO?TETTElt'3 STOMACH BITTERS. Their
faith is well founded. Never has any tonic medi?
cine been prepared with such scrupulous precision
and conscientious care. It Is n vegetable compound
of which every ingredient is sound, wholesome, and
medicinal lu Hie true sense of thc won!. Now we
have three prominent national complaints. One
half of thc adult population of thc United States
sutler more or less, either from diseases of the
stomach, derangenent of the liver, or affections
of the kidneys. Inno other land under Heaven
arc these maladies so general as In this country,
and Hos tetter's Bitters ls a specific for them all,
unless organic In their origin, and, theretore, be?
yond cure. And let those who are fortunate
enough to be exempt from them at present under?
stand one great fact, viz: That an occasional use
of this vitalizing tonic will as certainly prevent
them as the Enn will prevent the earth from
freezing where Its genlai beams descend.
AWAY WITH SPECTACLES. -OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt of io cents. Ad?
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 130-Lexington avenue,
New York. decU
pS- CONSIGNEES FER STEAMSHIP
CHARLESTON, from New Torfe, are not'fled thai
she is discharging cargo at A cigar'* Wharf!
Goods remaining uncalled for at sunset will-be
stored at owners'risk and expense,
decl3-l JAMES ADOER A CO., Agents. ,
pB- CONSIGNEES PEE STEAMER
FALCON, from Baltimore, are hereby ^hotifled
that8hels THIS DAT discharging cargi) at;Pler
No. 1, Unten Wharves. All Goods not taken away
at sunset, will remain on wharf at consignees'.
risk. MORDECAI A CO., .
decl3-i_ .. Agenta. ?..
p&- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
VIRGINIA, from Phlla elphla, are hereby nottfle'l.
that she win. discharge cargo;THO DtY,\&?
Brown's Wharf. Copds uncalled for at, sun.-e;
will be stored at Consignees' rt?lt:' and '?te
pense. WM. A. COURTENAY, igenti ''
? decl3-l_-' ? '??'.[ ?
pS- NOTICE.-ALL BILLS ?GAIrfeT
the Spanish Bark PAQUETE CANTABRIA, Oa
zaln, Master, must be presented tn triplicate a:
the ofllco or the Consignee, W. P. nan, before.
THURSDAY next, the isth instant, at 12 o'clock?
M., or payment will be debarred. '
w. p. HALL;"
decl3-2 _ Brown k Co;'s Wharfi1i
^NOTICE.- MRS. HELElSr*' ff
FLAGG, having been appointed Administratrix
ot the Estate of FREDERICK FLAGG, deceased
hereby gives notice to all these holding claims
against said Estate to present them for seule?
ment. And all those owing said Estate, to ra ake
Immediate payment to her.
HELEN T. FLAGG, Admin Is tjatrtx. '
Mt Pleasant, S. C.. Dec. 12,1870. docl3-tn3? ??
-jat?-NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HOLD?
ING Cotton tn Darlington County can have it in?
sured ir. good companies at htlf per cent per
month hy applying at the Courthouse to
dee?3-6_L. 0. DARGAN.
pS- NOTICE.-NO DEBTS CONTRAOI-r
ED by tne crew of the Spanish Steamship RITA,
or the Spanish Bark YSABEL, win be paid either
by the Captain or Consignee. .
^atr-OFFICB OF THE SOUTH CAROLI?
NA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY, CHARLES?
TON, S. C., NOVEMBER 15, 1870.-The Flftlrln
s tal ment of FIVE DOLLARS PER SHAKE will be
payable on the 15th December proximo. In
Charleston, at the office of the Company, No. io
Broad street; In S nm ter, to Major JOSEPH JOHN?
SON; tn Clarendon, to Dr. JOHN J. INGRAM.'
novlS-tnS W. H. PERONNEAU, Treasurer--.
pS- MEDICAL NOTICE. -PATIENTS
suffering from Diseases pe? tattling to the GENITO?
URINARY ORGANS, will receive the latest eclen
tlflc treatment by placing themselves nuder the
care Ol Dr. T. REENSTJERNA, office No. 74 Hasel
street, three doors from the Postofflce.
^ARREST THAT TERRIBLE CA?
TARRH, and thus avoid a consumptive's'grave by
using Dr. SAGE'S CATARRH REMEDY. The
proprietor will pay $600 reward for a case he can?
not cure. Sold by druggists, or send sixty Cents,
to Dr. R. V. PIERCE, Buffalo, N. Y., and receive ttr
by mall. Pamphlet sent free. dec8-thstn3pao
pS- IMPORTANT TO OWNERS OF/
SEWING MACHINES.--JOHN CLARK, Ju:, A CO.S
BEST SIX-CORD SPOOL COTTON, on Black.
Spools. For sale at retail ?by D. B. HASELTON1'
No. 307 King street._ dect-lmo
pS- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN"
that Check No. 197, dated August 13th, 1870, for
(7000, signed JOHN H CNN, Chairman Board of
County Commissioners, and drawn on E. S.
KUH, County Treasurer, has been lost or mis?
laid at Columbia, South Carolina. Thia l? to wain
au parties that the said Check ls null and volo, no
equivalent having been received therefor.
By order of the Board. . i
JOHN H CNN, Ohalrman, .
novlO-30 JAMES E. MCGREGOR, Clerk,
pS- FOUND, AN ARTICLE OF INES?
TIMABLE value to the ladles; whereby health
may be restored, beauty preserved,-and comfort
and safety be secured. AU who use the PHILO
TOKEN, or Female's Friend, admit that they have
found a treasure. Full Directions accompany
each bottle, for treating complaints peculiar to
adult females, and when followed, this remedy
wUi prove more precious to sufferers than rubles.
Sold by the Druggists for $1. Wholesale Agenta,
D? WIE, MOISE A DAVIS, No. 109 Meeting street,
Charleston, S. C. dec8-thstu3
j^THE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DB. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OIL kills all pain in
two minutes. Cancers, Bolls, Tetter and Old
Sores, cured in 46 hours by Da. HASKELL'S CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For sale at retail by >
G. W. ALMAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DE?
DE. H. BAER, POT, k
A. O. B A R BOT, . DB. G. J. LUHN,
ED. S. BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE A CO.,
M. H. COLLINS A 00., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
GRAMAN A SCH WAKE, DB. W. A. SERINE.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
And at wholesale by DO WIE, MOISE, A. DAVIS,
sole Agents for South Carolina.. noyli-3mosnaw
pS- GETTING MARRIED.-ESSAYS
for Young Men on Social Evils, and the propriety
or Impropriety of getting Married, with sanitary
help for those who feel unfitted: for matrimonial.
happiness. Sent free, In sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress Howard Association, Box P, Philadelphia,
ps- AWAY WITH TJNCOMFGRT^LEV
TRUSSES.-Comfort and Cure for the Hunkered."' *
Sent postpaid on receipt of io cents. Address
Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue, ;New?/.
vork. dsol?' V
??rA GRAND EPOCH IN SCIENCE^-i&
From the time when, In 1S34, Dr. RUGGE discov?
ered "Carbolic Acid" and its extraordinary medi?
cal effects, nothing in the history of Medicine aaa
equalled lt. Largely used by the French physl-;
cums in treatment of consumptive and scrofu?
las diseases, lt was introduced by the Court Phy?
sician of Berlin, MAE ERNST HENEY, into Prus?
sia, and from thence to the United States. No?
thing else of the present day can equal HEN?
RY'S SOLULION OR CARBOLIC CONSTITUTION
RENOVATOR. Patients get better after only one
dose has been taken, and we cordially recommend
lt to the pubUc.-rEditor "Argus." lani" lyr
DECEMBER NUMBER NOW READY.
Maintenance of Fertility or Soils, No. 2-HU
The Oat Crop-E. M. Pendleton.
Fairs and their Objects-D. Wyatt Aiken.
Pineapples and Tropical Ices-0. S. Rand, of
Peaches-P. J. Berckmans.
An Englishman's View of the steam Plough.
Handsome Engraving of OranltevlUe Factory,
and other articles and illustrations.
Subscription, $2 per annum. *.
WALKER, EVANS A COGSWELL,
No. 3 Broad street and No. loo East Bay,
nov29 Charleston, 8.0.
FLEMING'S WORM CONFECTIONS,
The; * - purely vegetable, safe and sore. The
best in use. For sale by Dr. H. BAER,
. . No. 181 Meeting street.
OOtt Who ' esa. e Agett