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ThejpToprietors of THE NEWS and The Cou?
rier Und lt indispensable to tbe accurate and
prompt management of their business, and'
for the protection ol advertiser sy that the
practice of sending advertisements from one
newspaper office to the other be discontinued.
They, therefore, give notice that on and after
Saturday, the 11th instant, no advertisements
received at the one office will, In any case, be
sent to the other. At the same time they beg
leave to request advertisers to hand in their'
favors at as early an hour as possible, in order
to facilitate their proper arrangement.
V RIORDAN', DAWSON & Co.,
Proprietors of The News.
A. S^WlLUNOTON & Co.,
Pro^fttoraor The Courier.
THE FIREMEN'S TOURNAMENT.
} The Parade To-Day-Route of the Pro?
cession-The Ruits for the Contest, ?kc.
The anxiously awaited tournament of the
Steam Fire Department of this city takes place
to-day. The companies, with Hook and Lad.
der Companies, Nc 8. 1 and 2, assemble at
eight o'clock ?Ns morning, at the Citadel
Square, where the procession will be formed
under the direction of the chiefs and the clerk
of the Fire Department, who will officiate as
on the last occasion. The column, with a band
at the Head, the companies fol'owlng accord?
ing to the date of their respective charters,
will move down King to Hasel, through Hasel
to Meeting, down Meeting to Broad, through
Broad to East B*y,up East Bay to Queen,
through Queen to corner of.Meeting, where
the exercises will commence in the following
1st. Eagle. Weight, 5710 pounds. Number
of men allowed, 29.
2d. Vigilant Weight, 5080 pounds. Num
oi men allowed, 25.
3d. German. Weight, 7000 pounds. Number
of men allowed, 35.
4tb. Stonewall. Weight, 6360 pounds. Num?
ber of men allowed, 32.
5tb. Marlon. Weight, 4730 pounds. Num
of men allowed. 24 &
6th. .?Etna. Weight, 4810 pounds. Number
of men allowed, 24.
7th. Hope. Weight, 5040 pounds. Number
of men allowed, 25.
8th. Washington. Weiiiht, 4910 pounds.
Number of men allowed, 25.
9th. Palmetto. Weight, 6280 pounds. Num?
ber ol men allowed, 31.
10th. Pioneer. Weight, 5180 pounds. Num
ber of men allowed, 26.
llib. iiicenlx. We'gbr, 5590 pounds. Num
ber of men allowed, 28.
12th. Young America. Weight, 6590 pounds. I f
Number of men allowed, 33. 11
The contest will be under the following
1st. Steamer will start from Meeting street, 11
near the Circular Church, running three hun?
dred yards, with twenty pounds of steam at
the start, with Ave men to the one thousand
pounds weight of the engine, reeling off and
uncoupling one hundred feet of hose at the | j
termination of the three hundred yards. Tak?
ing suction at the drain pit opposite Hayne
iitreet, and playing one hundred feet of water
na aoon as the bunared feet of water ls obtain
3d, the Um e will be called by the time Judges.
MeBsrs.A. H. Hayden and James Allan, and
marked on a board in a conspicuous place.
Messrs. T. D. Eason and J. F. Taylor will act
as starting judges, assisted by Messrs. R. M.
Alezander and C. P. Almar; Messrs. M. H.
Nathan, F. L. O'Neill and B. M. Strobel will l
assist the time Judges. Ail discharge pipes to !
be lei t open at thu time of starting, cover of ]
drain pit to be lifted for the u-e ot each com- f
pany by some member starting with engine j
or hos er eel. Members ruunlng with engine t
must be with her at tbe BI arr.
2d. AU reels mast have three hundred feet
of hose to start with. No member pulling on
?*vs reel will be allowed to handle the engine,
uplingof hose not being considered as
ndllng; reels to start at tbe same time and | ]
a line with the engine; unreeling of hose to
mmence when the reel reaches the drain
ld. Engine to come to the stand with cold 11
.ter, and fire and steam up there; when
twenty pounds of steam ls reached the start
must be made. Correct si earn gauges to be
used, subject to examination by the Judges, t
who will, to their satisfaction, require each j
engineer to turn over his engine when be- -
tween one and twenty pounds of steam has
been made; discharge openings to be lett '
open.- Companies to use any coupling they .
Bee fit, and no restriction as to the number of 1j
men pulling on the reel. In no case w'll a
second trial be allowed. The decision of the
judges must be final In case, however, of an
accident happening to the engine before the
trial comes off, the Judges are empowered to
Change Its turn, so that the run ls act alto- 1
getlier lost, . 1
4tb. Vice-presidents of each company will ]
act with the BtartiBg Judges so as to see that t
engines are ali right according to the rules
agreed to. - <
After the run and play, each steamer will
be allowed ten minutes to retire from the i ?
5th. Steamers not playing one hundred feet
will not be entitled to contest for the reel
prize. Companies must not have any hose
on the ground when the reel crosses the line,
and the hose?.properly adjusted on the reel,
must be supported independently by the
6th. This positive ! No members of any
company will be allowed within the enclosure,
except members ot the company on the run
and the officers and members of all other com
paules will be excluded from the judges
7th. Prizes will be awarded to the winning
companies by Mr. John F. Picken, Immediate?
ly after the closing oi the exercises, to the
first and second company making the best and
second best lime: and also to the company
who shall leave tue' grounds in the quickest
time after the run has been made.
8 tb. In the event of a tie run between two
or more engines the run must be made over
9th. It shall be the duly ot the committee of
arrangements to keep the enclosure and the
Judges stands free o? all intruders.
lOtb. Citizens are invited to witness the
rx- r ida and exercises, but they are respect?
fully requested to keep ou the sidewalks.
On the occasion of the visit of the Wash?
ington Fire Company, ol Wilmington, Dela
ware, to this city, last fall, a handsome Bet
of colors was given to ex-President W. H
Smith, of the Hope Fire Company, w'.o ac
companied the visitors on their return as far
as Florence, with a request that he should
present them to the hosts ot the donors, the
Bteam^Fire Department of this city, on some
suitable occasion. This pleasant duty Mr
Smith will perform at tbe Citadel Greeo, this
morning, and the colors will be borne on the
THE AUGUSTA FALB..-We learn that the
South Carolina Railroad is selling excursion
tickets tg p_e Horticultural Fair now holding
SALE OF Cmr STOCK.-Ten thousand four
hundred and fifty dollars City of Charleston
six per cent, stock was sold at auction yester?
day morn-intr, in lots to suit purchasers, at
from forty-nine to fifty centa-on the dollar.
CLUBS AND STARS-Tillingbast & Cohen,
reported for keeplDg a disorderly house in
State street, were dismissed with a warning.
Jas. Bolls, reported for dropping filth along
the streets from his cati, was dismissed.
A horse 'and two goats found astray cost
their respective owners one dollar apiece to
regain possession oi them.
TUE RADICAL READY RELIEF CONVENTION_
We have received the names of the following
delegates in addition to those already pub?
Ward 1 -Wm. N. Taft, J. A. Williams, P.
M. Williams. J. F. Greene. J. M. Reed, H. L.
Beniord, D. F?rst. J. J. Young, J. Hogan, L.
HllWm. Reed, H, Carron.
THE LADIES' MUTUAL AID ASSOCIA
Sixth Anniversary- Manual Report
Address by Rev. Mr. Bowman-Klee
tIon of Officers.
The'sixth anniversary of the Ladies' Mutual
Aid Association was c lebrated yesterday af?
ternoon, at the depository, In Chalmers street
The meeting was opened by prayer, after
which the following annual report for the
year ending May 1, 1872, was read:
Although we may not have so successful a
report to make of the records of the associa?
tion tor the past year as we usually have, we
still feel ibat our foundation is firm, and trust
that as long as there ls need lor Its existence
the association mey continue to increase in
strength and uselninets.
Having had an unusually trying year, we
cannot report prosperity. In its broadest sense,
to have attended our endeavors; but we cer
talnly have not failed ol the object for\.hich
the association was 'ormed, and will hope for
greater success in the future.
The views with which lt originated were
necessarily on a,large scale. That these were
somewhat disappointed was nothing more
than might have been ai.tlclpated; but we
claim to have carried out to the full extent ot
our limited means the Intentions of those who
have been sufficiently interested In the cause
for which we labor to give us the pecuniary
aid and influence we required. We ask, and
trust we may reasonably expect, that each
reader of our reports would take the above
into consideration, and continue their support
of an Institution by means of which so many
of our reduced citizens h>ve lound aid and
comfort lu toe midst of their di;tre?6.
During the past year we have received
In subscriptions.$251 80
In donations. 163 38
Balance from the previous year. 54 12
To'al receipts.$469 80
On tills small amount we have worked
through ihe year, receiving from the sales?
room (for every article of which we have had
to pay) $649 36, and we still have a well as?
sorted stock on hand of about $600, as well as
a large quantity of preserves, pickles, <&c, to
which we would Invite special attention.
One thousand two hundred and sixty-one
pieces ot work have been completed during
the year, of which one thousand and thirty
four pieces have been ordered work, amount?
ing in value to $726 23. Ou this we gain noth?
ing, the association acting merely as a willing
Instrument for distributing to those who are
in necessitous circumstances, and could not,
probably, be reached in any other way. We I
have had so unusually small an amount of
money coming into the treasury this year that [
these orders have been our chief support,
and our encouragement for the continua?
tion of the association. One drawback to
this kind of work being given out exclus?
ively le, that we are obliged to distri?
bute it to the best workers, and, therefore,
many applicants are excluded, whom we
would otherwise be rej deed to assist, and it
has occasioned a little dlsnailslaction on the
pleaof partiality in the distribution, causing
jome of the members to strike off their
jame ;. This 1* much to be regretted, and we
ivouki respectfully ask those who have done
io, to reconsider their act. as the association,
jelng responsible for the neatness of the
ivork done at the depository, is compelled to
naintaln a certain standard, and if Us means
vere only more ample, plainer work could be
mppli?d, as at first, and none Bhouid apply In
The average number of those who have re?
lived aid bas been from eighteen to twenty
ivery week, except during the prevalence of ]
.he epidemic last summer, when (as In every
)ther department of business) the operations
)f the association almost ceased.
At present we are free from debt, having
teen able to meet all our nece.csary expenses,
men as salaries, repairs on the depository, in?
surance, Ac, and trusting we will have a
ouch more favorable report for the next year,
ve close this, with a short account of Its re?
ceipts and expenses.
The amount of money received Into the
reasury from May, 1871, to May, 1872, is as
balance in hand May 1, 1871.$ 54 12
Subscriptions. 251 80
Donations. 163 38
Saleeroom account. 649 36
kmount disbursed within ihe some
Leaving a balance In hand of.$ 30 28
An election was next held for officers,
vhich resulted In the choice of the following
a dies to serve lor the eusulog year: Mrs. 6.
L Trenbolm, president; Mrs. John Forrest,
rice-president; Miss W. T. DeSausBure, secre
ary and treasurer. Board of managers
Hrs. H. W. Conner, Mrs J. 8. Snowden, Mrs.
Thomas Smythe, Mrs. C. A. DeSaussure, Mrs.
Nm. Rivenel, Mrs. C. P. Frazer, Miss Ram?
ley, Miss Brown, Miss Campbell, Miss Ann
Robertson, Mrs. J. K. Rjbinson, Mrs. William
Ldger, Miss Sewell, Mis* Adger, Mrs. John Lv
itte, Mn. H. F. Baker, Mrs. Joseph Black
nan, Miss R. T. Holmes, Miss Anua Simpson,
liss ?. J. Wagner, Miss Charlotte Smith,
irs. C. 8. Vedder, Mr?. C. H. Smjonton, Mrs.
). E. Huger, Mrs. Sarah L?e, Mus L. Horl?
yck, Mrs. John Marshal!, Jr., Mrs. Alva
The Rev-. W. S. Bowman then-delivered an
nteresting address, in which be said that it
vas strang.; such an association had existed
io long and been working lo our midst with
?ut being more ? nerally known. The amount
rf good they accomplished, In their quiet way,
evinced the true spirit of Christian charily,
ind Illustrated the wull-known saying that
he sweetest songsters of the grove were not
ilothed in the most brilliant plumage. He
iongratulated them on the way io which the
iffairs of the association had been admlnls
ered, and dwelt upon the Important fact that
hey were out of debt. The subscriptions and
lontributions during the year had been small,
mt notwithstanding this they had circumscrib?
ed their expenditures, and by close economy
top t a large number of poor women employed.
?Vith such Email aid from without, the society
lad been working on, and at the end of the
rear showed a small balance with which to
?tart a new one. He spoke lastly of the great
isefulneBs and benevolence of the association,
ind In the Interest ol hundreds of needy tami?
les, he hoped that Increasing means would
loon enable them lo take a wider field for their
abors, and that the association would continue
ta noble work for many years to come.
The address was heard with deep attention,
ind the meeting then adjourned.
CRUMBS.-There WBB a very enthusiastic dis?
play of bunting yesterday along the streets
ind from tbe engine houses, in honor of the
tournament to day.
A curious young man bad consulted the
oracle and been told tbat an engine with a
name of two syllables will win the first prize
THE PHILADELPHIA. NEW ENGLAND STEAM
LINE.-The large and popular steamship Gulf
Stream, Captain Hunter, ls appointed to sall
[rom Brown's wharf at ten o'clock on Friday
morning, 10th instant, and through bills of
lading will- be Issued to Providence, Fall
River, Boston, Bristol, Pawtucket, Noon
socket, Worcester, Southbridge. Fitchburg,
Lowell, Lawrence and Clinton. These freight
facilities will attract a large colton business
on this line.
SUNDAT-SCIIOOL CoxvESTio.v.-An attractive
md well arranged programme has been pre?
pared for the State Sunday-school Convention,
which is to assemble at Trinity Church on
Wednesday the 15th instant, and remain In
session until the following Saturday. The
closing exercises of the occasion will consist
of three grand mass meetings, on Saturday
afternoon, of all the Sunday-schools in the
city, to he held in the Second Presbyterian
Church, the Citadel Square Baptist Church
and the new German Lutheran Church.
A meeting of the General Committee will
be held at 8 o'clock t?-nigbt, In ihe hall of the
Young Men's Christian Association.
THE COVETS YESTERDAY.
The court met at ten o'clock yesterday
morning, Judge Lee presiding. The grand
jury came into court wlih the following pre?
To His Honor'Georgs Lee, Judge of the Crimi?
nal Court of Charleston County:
Thc grand jury, duly drawn and empanelled
in and for the County of Charleston, do re?
spectfully present to ibis honorable court that
they have made a rigid examination touching
all matters and things with which they have
been charged by law, and pursuant to the in?
structions ot his Honor, they first directed
their attention to the finances of the county,
which, they are sorry to say, are in a worse
condition tuan when they made their last pre?
sentment, setting turill the mal-admlolstra
tion ot' the county treasurer and commission?
ers, who are the judiciary officers of the
county. All the evils complained ol In our
former report seem still to exist, and are
rapidly iucreasing, nothing having been
aom io remedy them. Neither a lear of the
law nor decent regard for public opinion re?
strain the offenders, a or* "he people and the
county continue to be the victims of the mal?
feasance ollhese officers. Notwithstanding
the taxes, abundant for every purpose, col?
lected by the county, it bas been virtually
I bankrupt for the past two years, and to-day ls
largely in debt and without the means even to
feed the prisoners In tue county Jail, or to
maintain the homeless poor, as required by
In examining the office of county commis?
sioners, they lound the books and records in a
very Irregular condition, and notwithstanding
the law requiring nil three of tne comlsslnn
ers to be present tor the tranB iction of busi?
ness, yet nearly all of the bills have been au?
dited by two commissioners only, Messrs. Mc
Laughlin and Gregorle, in the aosence oi the I
otht-r commissioner. To the great surprise of
i he grand jury, Mr. R. M. Gregone stated that
he iuvariably slgoed the bills, without any ex?
amination, upon the representation of Mr. M.
McLaughlin, in whom he reposed great confi?
Mr. F. C. Miller, chairman of the board,
stated to the grand jury that be was unable to
say wbether or not these accounts were cor?
rect, he never having examined any of them,
as thev were audited during his absence. To
this report we attach his statements to the
We also attach a statement of the checks I
that have been issued for these accounts.
It will be perceived that many of these
checks were Issued in favor of speculators who [
are not In the service of the county, while at
the same lime that many of the couuty officers
are uupaid. It will abo be perceived that, in
direct violation of law, the commissioners
have drawn upon the county treasurer lor af
much larger sum than he has ever reponed.
Moreover, they commenced drawing orders
on the treasurer long before be had made the
required report, nearly all of which checks I
the treasurer has paid, notwithstanding such
checks were dated prior to his report.
It is a startling fid that nearly the entire J
over-issue ls In the hand-? of one of the com
missioners, viz : Mr. M. McLaughlin, many of
ihem being endorsed by the parties ia whose
favor they were drawn.
In reference to thia matter we present the
affidavits of Messrs. J. R. Brennan and Edward
By the affidavit of Mr. E. Perry lt will be
seen that Mr. M. McLaughlin has been pureba
sing orders upon the county treasurer, In di-1
rect violation of the law upon the subject.
We would therefore recommend tbat the so
Ucl tor Immediately draw an Indictment for this
offence, ! n order that the grand jury may at once
act. We would further recommend that lndic-1
menls be drawn against the guilty parties ior
the illegal and over-Issue ot checks, and that an
order be Issued requiring Mr. M. McLaughlin I
to at once deliver into possession of mts court
all checks now In his possession. We desire, I
In bringing to the attention of the court, that
the clerk of the board of ihe county commis-1
slonerB has not been B worn In comp lia n ce with I
We visited the Jail and found the same in
good condition, also the prisoners, consisting
ol' about forty-five persons, appeared to be In I
good health. We regret agalu to call the at-1
tention of the coutt to our last recommenda-1
lion, v.z: That drip basins be attached to each
floor of the Jail, and, likewise, that a boiler be I '
iurnl9'.ed tor toe purpose of beating water, so
that lue prisoners may have lt lo use In cleans-1 '
log themselves during ihe winter season. We
were unable to give such proper attention to I
trial justices as they deserve, but so far as vis-1
ited we were well satlt-fied, but regret exceed
Inply that the bbl Introduced in ihe last ses?
sion of the General Assembly diminishing the
number of trial Justices lor mis county did not
become a law, aa we "believe ihe county would
be belter off with three-fourths leas than what I
now exist. *
The grund jury also visited the Orphanhouse
lu George street, and regret lhere has been no
Improvements made since we last visited. I
There ls now one hundred and forty-five
children (all colored) being cared for, and,
from information given through some ot the I
trustees, they feared a suspension of the in-1
siitution for want of lunds to meet the neces-1
sary requirements and demands. We noticed I
a portion of the building is reserved for Behool
purposes. The larger giris and boys are In-1
strucled by Miss Jenn e Weston, and the
smaller girls and boys are instructed by MUB
Mary Byan. Both of these ladles devote
every attention to the children for the benefit
of their moral and intellectual Improvement
The grand jury desire to return their sincere
thanks to the officers of this honorable court
i or their cordial co-operation in the discbarge
of their duties. Respectfully submitted,
Jos. P. HOWARD, Foreman. +
STATEMENT OF F. C. MILLER.
OFFICE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ) 1
FIRE-PROOF BUILDING, V
CHARLESTON, S. C., May 2d, 1872. j ?
J. P. Howard, Esq., Foreman Grand Jury : I.
At your request 'I transmit to you In writing
the stutement I made to you yesterday, viz :
I was taken sick about the 9th Jay ot January, I
and was confined to my room about B1X weeks,
during which lime my physician bad given or-1
ders to allow no one but my nurse and those I
actually necessary to see me.
During the month ot January Mrs. M. A.
McLaughlin went to Dr. Davega for permis
sion tc see me, which he declined to give.
Mrs. McLaughlin thereupon came to my res-1
ldence, and stated that she bad permission lo
visit me, which my nurse, Maria Hamilton,
will testify to. She then banded me a number
of checks to sign. Being too Bick to attend
to any business, I at ?rr-t declined, hut Mrs.
McLaughlin said, oh no, that Dr. Davega bad
told her it would not do me any Injury to sign
Upon her replying that the bills were cor-1
rect and bad been properly audited by the
otc er commissioners, I signed them. !
I have the honor to be,
Yours very respectfully,
F. C. MILLER,
Chairman Board County Commissioners.
Check No. 4, January 18, 1872, G. H. Lind- J
stedt, bridges and roads,* $1.202 60.
Check No. 5, January 16,1872, James Bren?
nan constable account, $44. 1
Check No. 6, January 18 1872, James Bren?
nan, constable account, $343.
Check No. 7, January 18, 1872, L C. Nor- j
throp, trial justice, order JameB Brennan,
Check No. 8, January 18, 1872, James Bren?
nan, trial justice,.$461 75.
Check No. 9, January 18, 1872, James Bren?
nan, M. Caulfield account,* $348.
Check No. 10, January 18, 1872, G. H. Lind-,
stedt, bridges and roads, $550 75.
Check No. ll, January 18. 1872, G. H. Lind-1
Eledt. bridges and roads, $675 25.
Check No. 12, January 18. 1872, G. H. Hod- I
stedt, bridges and roads, $635 30.
Check No. 13, January 18, 1872, J. B.
Plumeau, main roads,* $184 C9.
Check No.-ll, January 13, 1872, J. B.
Plumeau, main roads,* $195.
Check No. 15. January 18, 1872, Mantoue Sc
Co., pub.lc building*,* $416 46.
Check No. 16, January 20, 1872, Dr. W. A.
Skrine, medicines,* $301.
Check No. 17, January 20. 1872, G. H. Liud
stedt, bridges and roads, $250 62.
Check No. 18, January 20. 1872, G. H. Llnd
8tedf, brMges and roads,* $542 87.
Check No. 19. January 20, 1872, G. H. Llnd
Btedt, poor account, $225 38.
Check No. 20, January 20, 1872, H. L. Perrin,
Check No. 21, January 20,1872, T. A. Miller,
plank roads,* $948.
Check No. 22, January 20, 1872. It. H. Wil
lou?hby, Dr. Lane's account, $230 37.
Check No. 23, January 20, 1872. R. H. Wil?
loughby, Dr. Line's account.* $383 66
Check No. 24, January 22, 1872, A. C. Rich?
mond, derk C. C. P. and G. 8..* $201.
Check No. 25, January 22.1872, C. C. Eowen,
A. C. Richmond account,* $700.
Check No. 26, January 22, 1872. A. C. Rich?
mond, clerk C. C. P. and G. 8., $2176 25.
Check No. 27, January 22,1872, A. C. Rich?
mond, clerk C. C. P. and G. S., $1073.
Check No. 28, January 22,1872, A. C. Rich?
mond, Clerk C. C. P. and G. 8.,* 1180 50.
Check No. 29, January 22, 1872. Ed wt
ry, printing and stationery, $2935 70.
Check No. 30, January 22, 1872, ]
Perry, printing and stationery, $664 30
Check No. 31, January 22, 1872. 1
Perry, printing and stationery,* $1078.
Check No. 32, January 22, 1872, 1
Perry, printing and stationery, $879.
Check No. 33, January 22, 1872, A. 1
key, deputy coroner,* $309.
Check No. 34, January 22,1872, T. "V
ger, deputy coroner,* $349.
Check No. 35. January 22, 1872,
Brennan, trial justice, *$127.
Check No. 36, January 22, 1872,
Brennan, trial justice $702 25.
Check No. 37, January 22.1872, C. C. I
Noah Brown's accouots, $48 95.
ChecK No. 38, January 22.1872, C. C. E
J. C. Wrighi'd account,* $50.
Cucck No. 39, January 22.1872, C. C. B
George Burne's account, $32.
Check No. 40, January 22. 1872, C. C. B
Jesgie Stephens's account, $120.
Check No. 41, January 22.1872, C. C. B
constables, witnesses and jurors,* $262 7
Check No. 42, January 22, 1872, S. C. B
roads account,* $317 30.
Check No. 43, January 22, 1872, S. C. B
roads account,* $210.
Check No. 44, January 22. 1872, M. McL
lin, roads account,* $371 38.
Check No. 45, January 23,1872, James
rlson, poor account,* $57 60.
Check No. 46, January 23, 1872, James
rlson, poor account, $84.
Check No. 47, January 23, 1872, W. H.
vey, poor account. $48.
Check No. 48, January 23,1872, Francis
ray, poor account,* $88.
Check No. 49, January 23,1872, Francis
ray. poor account,* $60 50.
Check No. 50, January 23, 1872, Francis
ray, poor account,* $66.
Check No. 51, January 23, 1872, Francis
ray, poor account,* $45.
Cneck No. 62, January 23, 1872, James
riBon, mam roads,* $463 66.
Check No. 53, January 23, 1872, Sa
Gaillard, main roads,* $156.
Check No. 54, January 24, 1872. H. C
wood, coroner and trial justice.* $122 25.
Check No. 55. January 24,1872, B. H. I
trial justice,* $183 61.
Check No. 66, January 24, 1872, A. a
gault, constable,* $15 25.
Check*No. 57. January 24, 1872, Isaac 1
lett, drawn in favor ol B. Fletcher,* $233 ?
Check No. 68, January 24, 1872, John :
main roads,* $1000.
Check No. 59. January 24, 1872, John :
main roads,* $914 14.
Check NO. 60, January 24, 1872, John ]
public roads, $74117.
Check No. 61, Ja-uary 24, 1872, John ]
bridge accouut, $865 31.
Check No. 62, January 24, 1872, John 3
poor account, $000 43.
Check No. 63, January 26,1872. Fra
Hurray, poor account, $82 50.
Check No. 64, January 26,1872, Jacob Bc
public buildings,* $85.
Check No. 65, January 26, 1872, O. R. L'
on account.* $200 50.
Check No. 66, January 26, 1872, Isaac Wt
constable account, $62 20.
Check No. 67, January 26, 1872, S. C. Bro
roads account,* $488 20.
Check No. 64, January 26,1872, S. C. Bro
roads account, $273 22.
Check No. 69, January 26,1872, 9. C. Bro'
roads account. $471 25.
Check No. 70, January 26,1872, S. C. Bro
roads account, $472 95.
Check No. 71, January 26,1872, S. C. Bro1
roads account, $258 97.
Check No. 72, January 26, 1872, G. H. Ll
stedt. sundry charges. $390.
Cneck No. 73, January 29, 1872, E. W.
Mackey, sheriff account,* $5000.
Check No. 74, January 29, 1872, W. N. Ti
coroner's account,* $500.
Check No. 76. January 29, 1872, Buist
Buist, legal advice city treasurer,* $100.
Check No. 76, January 29, 1872, Isaac Ri
public buildings.* $252.
Check No. 77, January 29, 1872, E. B. E
brook, solicitor.* $320.
Check No. 78, January 29, 1872, Sami
Bennett, on account,* $500.
Check No. 79, January 29, 1872, John I
num, Juror,* $19 50.
Check No. 80, January 29, 1872, L. Rive
Check No. 81, January 29, 1872, Wm.- Emi
Check No. 82, January 29, 1872, A. D. EBU
Check No. 83. January 29,1872, Jas. C. I
cost e, Juror,* $27.
Check No. 84, January, 29, 1872, Willie
Rollin, trial justice account,* $45.
Check No. 85, January 29, 1872, John Milla
bridge account,* $50.
Check No 86, January 29,1872, DAILY NEW
Check No. 87, January 29, 1872, Courier, a
Check No. 88, January 29, T. J. Macke
trial justice,* $100.
Check No. 89, January 29, R. W. Gregorl
Check No. 90. March 29, Old Folks' Hom
poor account,* $170 50.
Total $39,705 54.
Those names marked with an asterisk ha'
been paid, amounting to tbe Bum of $21,842 5
agreeably to the report given the grand Ju;
by the county treasurer.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
CODNTT OF CHARLESTON, May 3, 1872. j
PerBouaily appeared before the grand Jun
and being duly swoin, James Brennan, wi:
Bays, that I have received from the hands 1
Mis. McLaughlin check No. 7. amounting 1
$1001. A few days alter County Treasurer Gu
ney reponed to the county commissioner:
viz: F C. Miller, M. McLaughlin and B. 1
Gregorle;also elates', I did endorse check Ni
7. I authorized Mrs. McLaughlin to collei
said check for me; never Been said check Nt
7 since I delivered the same to Mrs. McLaugl
Un. '(Signed) JAMES BRENNAN.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ?
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON, April 30. 1872.1
The witness, Edward Perry, being oui
sworn, deposes that he received two check
from M. McLaughlin, acting chairman of th
board of county commissioners, one of sal
checks amounting to $1079, and one otbe
amounting to $879; further deposeB that th
check of $1079 was cashed b'y County Treat
4irer William Gurney, and the other, of $879
was given to M. McLaughlin tor sale; furthe
deposes that the balance of claim due md
amounting to $3500, was sold to M. McLaugh
lin, on his own solicitation, which I accepted
further deposes that after the money wa
paid me by M. McLaughlin, he then gav?
me the two checks to indorse.
The only other business transacted by Ihi
court was the sentencing of Adam Williams
convicted of assault and battery, to $10 fln<
and costs, or thirty days In jail, and the court
then adjourned until Thursday. The casei
against the county commissioners were ex?
pected to be taken up, but the solicitor being
absent, they were postponed until Thursday,
United States District Court,
The United Stales District Court was open?
ed at ll A. M. yesterday by Judge Bryan, and
the grand and petit Juries for the term were
organized as follows:
Grand Jury-B. Bollmann, foreman; J. H.
Beckman, Thomas J. Brown, Alfred Birch,
JohH Brown, H. Bonnelhean, A. Canale, Chas.
A. Darling, R. W. Easton, H. M. GOBS, Stephen
Hare, John Horlbeck, Peter Mazyck, Henry M.
Hale, Jacob Royal, W. T. O'Neill, Jno. R. Pin
choy, John H. Robertson, Abel Walker, M. H.
Simons, L. B. Stevenson, H. G. Thomas and
Petit Jury, No. 1-Keating 8. Ball, foreman;
Lawrence Aaplnall, Alexander Blagburn, S.
N. Brown, Phillp Blaney, John Cross, ."ames
A. Duffu8, Thomas E. Dixon, Thomas Fiynn,
Wm. Glover, L. C. Gordon, and Robert Hous?
Petit Jury, No. 2-George H. Ingraham,
Joseph Jones, John J. Jefferson, Francis
Lance, Fleetwood Lanneau, Samuel 8. Mar?
shall, A. M. Moreland, Motte A. Pringle, Ben?
jamin Reils, Arthur L. Sanders, Chas. Sparks
and T. H. Thayer.
Supernumeraries-S. Brown, Joseph T.
Howard, Edward C. Tharen, James A. Wil?
liams and Dr. J. B. Irving.
The grand jury returned a true bill of In?
dictment against Columbus M. Blackburn, for
a violation of the internal revenue law In refer?
ence to tobacco, Sections 68 and 71, act of
July 20, 1868.
United States Circuit Court.
In the Circuit Court, the following orders
were issued by Judge Bryan:
Wm. Little, Allred Lewis, John Dawkins,
Wm. Johnson, Wm. Wallace, Wade Salter and
J. C. Hawkins were ordered to be transferred
to Union County, to give bail for their appear
ance at the special term o? the Circuit Court
to be held at Colombia in August.
S. A. Oliver was ordered to be transferred
to Richland County, and Wm. H. White to
York County, to give bail to appear in
Harper Floyd was ordered to be transferred
to Union County to serve bis sentence of two
Bamuel Oliver, and others, under arrest ior
violating the Euforcement act, but not yet In?
dicted, were, upon motion of Messrs. Porter
& Conner, ordered to be admitted to bail under
the order of May 2d.
A BLOODY AFFRAY.
Honing a Fireman and What Came
Oa Monday evening a disturbance occurred
up the road which came near proving fatal to
several parties engaged. Tne Prompltude
Fire Company were having a picnic at Glbbs's
farm, and about six o'clock Joseph Mitchell,
a colored visitor, quarrelled with a member
of the company named Jones. A scuffle en?
sued, in which Charles William?, a friend of |
Mitchell, interfered, and drawing a razor gave
Jones a severe cut upon the left arm. Jones
Bung out "Murder and Ku-Klux," and the
whole company rushed en masse to his assist?
ance. Mitchell and Williams defended them?
selves wi i h their knives and kept the crowd
at bay until the latter got hold of some fence
rails, with which they speedily laid Mitchell
and Williams prostrate. The two were then
placed In a wagoo, and delivered in charge o?
the police and confined at the upper Guard?
house. Ihey were brought before the Mayor,
who referred the case to Justice A. M. Mackey,
before whom a trial was had. Both of the
prisoners were convicted; Joseph Mitchell of
an aseault and battery, and Charles William ?
of an assault with intent to kill In addition.
Mitchell was sent to Jail for thirty days, and
Williams was committed for trial before the
THE CONFEDERATE HOME EXCUR?
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
We were one of a happy party who accom?
panied the ladles and children of the Confede?
rate Home, on Saturday, upon their delightful
excursion to Drayton Hall and its surround?
ings on the Ashley River.
The day was most propitious, and neither
blustering winds or scorching heat gave in?
convenience to the merry party.
The graceful little steamer Pilot Boy, deck?
ed in her holiday array, had the honor of bear?
ing the precious freight of beauty and its at?
tendant servitors. She looked spick and span,
as though scrubbing-brush and holy-stones
had been at work for a week at least In prep?
aration for the evenr. Her gentlemanly com?
mander, Captain McNelty, seemed as radiant
as the day, and multiplied himself In his kind
and devoted attentions.
We had never Been the banks of the Ashley
more beautiful, nor Its waters more calm and
placid. Nature had hung Us green mantle
upon every tree, and, as the poet tells it,
"Phoebus did cheer the crystal stream, and
glad the azure sky." First, landing at Mag?
nolia in company with Ita hospitable proprie?
tor, the party visited the gardens that sur?
round the noted mansion. It was a wilder?
ness of flowers of all hues and loveliness.
Ihrough endless paths and avenues of azaleas,
roses and sweet Jessamines, and by fairy lakes,
the excursionists wandered-welcomed by I
singing birds at every step, while the atmos- f
phere seemed laden and oppressed with
perfume. The party then, in long procession,
crossed the old fields, saluted by antiquated
maumas and their half-clad urchins, standing
at the door of their cabins, and wended their
way to Drayton Hall. This venerable struc?
ture, renowned for its ancient hospitalities, is
still In habitable condition, notwithstanding
the ivy creeps along its walls, and opening
crevices and broken marble stairways mark
the ravages ot time.
At length the banquet was announced by a
sound o? the bugle, and beneath the wide?
spread branches of a huge old oak, that might
shelter an army, the viands were spread, com?
posed o? every delicacy that could be desired
by the most fastidious disciple of Epicurus.
Disdaining tables and benches, In Oriental
style, all conched themselves upon the green
and grassy turf, where surely had been revel?
ling all the fairies of that region just the
nlght<beiore. Here there was seen our gal?
lant company, from the graceful malden of j
twelve to the fair matron o? forty, for none
above the latter age were permitted at the
fete, while war-worn generals, colonels and
majors, sleek lawyers and venerable mer?
chants waited upon the happy nymphs and
goddesses with a skill and satisfaction that the
best drilled attendants of the Fifth avenue or
the St, Nicholas might have envied and mod
Muller's Band soon was heard waking the
echoes of the old hall in strains that neither
youth or age could withstand. The old oak
was speedily abandoned. It wrinkled its rind
in disgust at this sudden desertion, and the
whole troop of matrons, maidens and warriors
sped to the dancing hall. Now, who can de?
scribe the intense enjoyment to which all seem?
ed to abandon themselves ? when, as Dick
Swlveller would say, after having sipped the
rosy and enjoyed the balmy they began lo
tread the mazy. We can only describe our
own sensations and delight as, under the spell
of beauty and the waltz, our head became as
soft as our heart.
With Lady Ann now whirled abour,
1 knew no bounds of time or breath. '
And should the cnarmer'a head hold out,
My heart and beets are her's till death.
Oh I ab I ah I oh I
Long as with thee I skimmed the ground,
Nor yet was scorned for Lady Jone,
No biltner youth tetotumed round
To Muller's si ft lmmoital strum.
Oh I ah I ah I oh !
But all Joys are evanescent. Happiness
must have an end. The signal of departure
was given, and even strawberries and cream
taken from their .thrones of Ice In the cabin of
the Pilot Boy could not compensate for what
we left behind.
Returning home other steamers passed us
on the river freighted with music and beauty,
and, as the gentle wind across the water
brought to us soft sounds o? melody, our own
sweet harmonists answered back the choral
strain. Here our captain was again at home,
and none seemed happier than himself In his
hospitable attentions, and when lt ls known
that, with a noble generosity, be scorned all
compensation for hft boat, and that on many
occasions the ladles and orphans of the Home
are indebted to him for free transportion,
your readers will Join us in sincerest wishes
for the happiness and prosperity of Captain
McNelty, of ihe Pilot Boy. DRAGON.
BARN BURNING.-The barn and stable of Mr.
W. P. Deveaux, at Belle Isle Plantation, St.
Stephen's Parish, was destroyed by fire about
four o'clock on Tuesday morning last. A large
quantity of corn, fodder and agricultural im?
plements, together with two fine mules, were
burned up with the building. There was no
insurance. The fire was undoubtedly the
work ol an Incendiary, as no one was ever
allowed to carry fire near either barn or
MORTUARY REPORT FOE THE WEEK.
The fol) o wi n g is the official return of deaths |
for tbe City of Charl eaton, for the week end?
ing May 4. l??2:
BLACKS OB COL
K he u na alic
Brooch lt la,
Cancer of Ute?
Oiarrh o a,
ri Ismus, N a fi?
Whites 15. Blacks and Colored 18-total 83.
tinder l year of age.
Between 1 and 5 years of age.
Between 6 and 10 years of age.
Between 10 and SOyears of age.
Between 20 and 3o years of age.
Between 30 and 40 j carr, of age.
Between 40 and 60 years ot age.
Between 60 and 60 years or age.
Between 60 and 70 years ol age.
Between 80 and SO years or age.
ever loo years of age.
GEO. 8. PBLZSB, M. D.,
THE ENTERPRISE RAILROAD.-The latest
phase of the contest between the city and this
sompany ls the issuing .of an Injunction by
Judge Graham, under date of May 4, restrain?
ing the City Council, their officers and em?
ployees, from hindering or obstructing the
company In laying their, tracks through
Charleston, until the further order of the
court. This injunction waa served yestereay.
OLD IRON BALE -Yesterday morning a
.arge party of gentlemen, and several ladles*
left the wharf, at the foot of Market street, on
one of the Mount Pleasant Ferry Company's
steamers for Fort Sumter, where Messrs.
Leitch ? Bruns were about to dispose of a
large quantity of old metal. The party had a
pleasant trip, and upon their arrival the auc?
tion began. About one hundred and fifty tons
of old stuff, lying on the parade and else?
where, were sold at the following rates: Lead,
scrap Gc per pound; composition 26jc; copper j
30c; wrought iron 2c; scrap iron l?c; loaded
shell ljc The prices obtained did credit to
the auctioneer, and the party returned to the
city In a happy frame of mind.
JHeetlnga This Day.
Eagle Fire Company, at 7 A. M.
Marlon Fire Company, at 7 A. M.
Pioneer Fire Company, at 7 A. M.
Stonewall Fire Company, at 7 A. JJ.
Phoenix Fire Company, at 7 A. M.
Washington Fire Company, at 7 A. M.
.Etna Fire Company, at 7 A. H. fc
Palmetto Fire Company, at 7 A. M.
Hook and Ladder, Mo. 2, at 7 A. M.
Palmetto Lodge, K. P., at half-past 7 P. M.
Auction Salea Thia Day.
J. E. Bowers will sell at half-past 10 o'clock.
In front ol Christopher's stables, King street,
horses. _ "' _
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & Co., No. 244 King
street, offer unprecedented bargains In Quilts :
200 Allendale Quilts, 10-4, only $1 37}; 150 Al?
lendale Quilts, 114. only $1 50; 100 Allendale
Quilts, 12-4, only $1 62}. may6
FUBOHGOTT, BENEDICT & Co. offer fifteen
pieces ol Black Stripe Japanese Silks, at only
75 cents per yard. v upr20
Louis COHEN A Co., No. 248 King street,
beg leave to direct particular attention this
morning to their extensive assortment of real
Llama Lace Points, Spring Silks, Silk Ties,
Silk Sashes, and a large line of Black Silks,
ranging In price from 90 ?ente to $7 per yard,
Inclusive. Also, full lines of Black Hernani
Grenadines from 15 cents per yard to $4. A
callls cordially solicited. Louis COHEN A Co.
BUILDING MATERIAL.-An extensive stock
and large variety of Doors, Sashes, Blinds,
Balusters, Mouldings, ?bc., are kept constantly
on hand by Mr. P. P. To ale, at his warerooms,
No. 20 Hayne street and No. 33 Pl nek ney street.
The above are all made at his own lac tory on
Horlbeck's wharf. He keeps, also, French and
American Window Glass, Stained Glass, Slate
Mantels, Builders' Hardware, Ac, from the
bes: manufacturers. mchS-fmwlyr
EUROPEAN and American Stereoscopic
YlewB, $1 50 per dozen. HASEL STREET
THE LATEST STYLES of Summer Cloths for
boys' and men's wear have been received at j
Furchgott, Benedict A Co. apr29
PARCHEESI ! PABOHEEBI !-A royal game of I
India, Hasel street Bazaar, and East Bay [
News Room._ apr20-w
FEATHER DUSTERS, 40 cents each. HABEL
STREET BAZAAR. aprl7-w
TE THIRSTY MORTALS, ATTENTION!-Gard?
ner's celebrated Soda Water, at the East Bay
News Room. Branch of the Hasel street es?
tablishment _ APR16
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views of |
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Easel
treet Bazaar. deow
LIVE AND LEARN, DIE AND
THE SOUTHERN DYE HOUSE,
NO. 989 KINO STBXST,
Dyes and Cleans by means of steam, Gentle
men's Ladles and Children's Clothes. Fine Laces
and Lace Curtains clsaned and done up with the
Soft or Manufacturers' Finish; Lace and Crape
Shawls and Kid Gloves Cleaned and Dyed.
MW Goods received and returned by Expresa.
jao22-iyr L BffiTJtR, Proprietor,
POSITIVE SALE fOP HOBBES. *^ 1 r
wUl be sold THIS DAY, the 8th instant,
In front or Joba Christopher's 8tablea, Ko, too ?
King street, at balf past io o'clock A. IL, .
15 bead of Saddle and Draft HORSES. " '?"O
Onction goleg-^ifmorg gtago.
Bj WM. MCKAY.
ESTATE SALE OP HOUSEHOLD F?B^
on THURSDAY next, the ota Instant, at io
o'clock, will be sold a: No. 14 Lynch street,
The FURNITURE cou tamed io said House, be
longing to the Estate of the late Rev. T. W. Lewis
consisting or: . .
Parlor, Bed-room and Dining-room PURNI.
TUKE, Melodeon, Carpets, fine Library, Kitchen
Furniture, Stove, Ac. , ? ? may? ,
Bj II. H. MARSHALL it BRO.
ONTHUBSDAY, 9TH INSTANT, AT- ll
o'clock, will be sold, at the Poe tom ce, Broad .
street, = . ./,>.. ?
Tue handsome RESIDENCE No 3 Franki a o
street, near Broad, containing seven rooms,
besides pantry and dressing-rooms, kitchen ad?
Joining house, cistern, gas and commodious ont?
bal dings on premises. Lot measures los by 188 t
feet, more or less.
Conditions-One-third cash; balance in one.
two and three years; by bond, with interest semi'
annually, secured as usual. Purchaser to pay for
papers and ?tamps._may4-emwth4
By HUTSON LEE.
VALUABLE PHOSPHATE WOBJOS'FOBV
wai bs sold at the east end cf Broad street, on.
THURSDAY, 16ih May. 1872, at ll o'clock A. IL ' -
Tne entire PROPERTY or .the Farmers* Fertil?
izer Company or Souta Carolina, consisting of : ? ?'
A TRACr OF LAND, half mlle" from the City of
Charleston, contal:-lng thirty-five (3fi) acres, upen..
which have been erected, In a most thor ugh and
One FRAME MILL, three stories high, 4fix80-'
One Brick Knglne-BoUer House, 35x40 feet, with
Four Brick Kilns, for drying Phosphate Rock;:
and two Wharves. . .
Tue MACHINERY, which has been most care?
fully const i neted, consists of :
One 80-horse power uNGlNE, complete.
Four pair of stones.
One Poole & Hunt Patent Mixer.
?baning, Elevator*. Belting, Ac, Ac.
Located on the ashley River, where the richest. .
Phosphate De, osits are found, in immediate prox- -
Unity to the City of Charleston, with sufficient .
depth of water at the whan to Accommodate the - -
lai?eat vessels entering ibis harbor, connected by -
the South carolina and Northeastern Railroads, >
which pass thiough the premises, with theenare
South and West, built expressly for a Phosphate ? ?
Manufacturing Work, and never having been .
used, ttils Property offers unsurpassed induce- -
mern s to any party desiring to embark in thia lu?
crative buslneas. ?
TermB of sale-One fourth oo cash: balan?a Ur*
three (8) equal payments, at 3, 6 and a montas, :
secured by bond of the purchaser, bearing int er
est at the rate of 7 per cent, per annum, and mort?
gage or the property.. Buildings, to be insured
and policy assigned. Purchaser to pay auctioneer ;
for ail necessary papers and stamps. ..
The Property eau be Inspected by parties de?
siring to purchase at any time prior to the sale.
AsctiiramB' JJrioou Sale?; Ut.
By LOW?fDES ? GBJMBALLI
So, ga Broad street.
AT PRIVATE SALE, ALL THAT LOT R
OF LAND next butene to the corner of
Logan on the South side or ?road Street.
Lot measures 44 feet on Broad by 140 feet deep. .
Appiy as above. . m aye-ma
Clotying, ggiiormfl, #r.
SPRING AND SUMMER, 1872.
MENKE ft MTTLAJEH,
NO. 325 KINO STREET,
THREE DOORS BELOW LIBERTY STREET,
Invite attention to their large and splendid
Stock Of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, COATINGS,
Suiting Cheviots, Linens, Ac, and the handsom?
est selection of Pants and Yest Patterns, which .
wm be made to order under the supervision of a
most skilful and fashionable cutter.
FORMEN, YOUTH, BOTS AND CHILDREN, Of
every style and quality, and at very low
AND A COMPLETE STOCK OF GENTS
Which embraces the celebrated BTAR SHIRTS,
and the choicest novelties in KECK WEAR..
- AU orders promptly .executed and satisfaction-,
HAS JLST REOEIYED ANOTHER LOT 8F
STYLISE FRENCH, ENGLISH AND SCOTCH
SUITINGS AND FANCY CASSI MERE
Also a fine selection of Gentlemen's
* ' ? "
AT THE OLD STAND,
No. 30 Broad Street.
grjirtg ano jfarrtierjino;
U N D E ?Ft W EAR
A Y !
Attention is invited to my
Immense Stock of
Gent's Half Hose for Snmmer
Wear in Great Variety.
THE LATEST STYLES OP COLLARS, LINEN
AND PAPER, TIE8 AND BOWS.
STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
OPPOSITE THE JHAtiKJET HAI?I~