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VOL. v. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1876. ~ "no 9n".
January 10.?In tho
Houso, to day, among othor bills introduced,
was ono by Wood, of Now
York, to ropcnl in part tho act of
January 19, 1875, providing for tho
resumption of snccio navmont. and to
facilitato tho resumption of spocio
paymont without contraction of tho
currency; ropoaling tho stamp duty
on chccke, and doclaring tho department
of agriculturo ono of tho oxecutivo
departments. Folton, of Georgia,
introducod a bill for tho imnrovomonL
r- - .
of tho Etowah, Coosa and other rivers
in Georgia; also, to refund tho oxponbob
of Georgia in the .Revolution War.
IlarriB, of Goorgia, introduced a
bill for tho improvement of Chattas
hoochco and Flint Ilivors. Bradford,
of Alabama, bill to socuro compotont
jurors, and prevent abuso of the IT.
S. lirnnnsftOR ill AlnKnmn- nlan (a i->l nstn
r ... , vv
the heirs of colorod soldiors on Iho
same footing in regard to ponsions
and bounties as tho heirs of othor
" lijnoh, of Mississippi, introduced n
bill for tho Improvement ot tho Pusongoula
Randall moved to suspond tho rulos
in ordor to procood with tho consideration
of tho amnesty hill.
Blaino suggested that tho Conteru
nial appropriation bill should bo first
Randall insisted 011 his motion. Tho
rules wore suspended by the requisite
two third vote.
Randcll then demanded the previous
quostion on the passage of the
Blaino. J)ooa tho gentleman desire
to cut uiT amendment?
Randall. 1 desire to havo the previous
question seconded, llien 1 will
allow tho half hour which tho rules
givo mo for discussion to tho oilier
rido of tho IIouso.
Blaine. The gentleman propose not
to allow any nmendmoni.
^ .Randall r will listen to any amend
BUino. Tlio gentleman knows very
woll that the previous question cuts
Randall. I am (juito nwaro of tlie
cffect of it. 1 have for twelve yours
learned its effect in adversity under
your direction and that of your fl'ulo
of Llio Houso. [Murmurs of applause
on tho Democratic side.] Tho previous
question was seconded hy a
voto of 159 to 95. Jlandall oontinued:
As I havo ono hour for Jcbuto, I pro*
Garfield, of Ohio, interrupting.?
Undor wlint ruin? Pl.Sa i?!ii i* ~?
.. . .,.v, .j tJ in ir) IIUU 4 V
report from a committoo, and, thor<N
foro, thoro is r.o dobato allowod aftor
tho provious quostion being seconded.
Blaine insistod on tho snmo point,
and said that tho rulo as to allowing
an hour for dobato aftor tho provious
quostion appiiod only to reports from
committoos. rriio previous question
in this caso cuts off absolutolv ovorv
momont of debate.
Randall. Doos that side of the llouso
objoct to debate?
Blaino. It does not; nor does this
Bido of the Ifouso desiio any unreasonable
time for dobato; although, as
COngrOHS haS boon in uona'mn fiun 1
wocks, and as tho session of thollouso
lmvo averaged only about two days
per woolc, it might bo considered tbat
?n bour or two of dobato would not
<)0 too much to allow on a bill of this
.Randall. I want to know if anybody
on that side of tho Jlouso ob~
joots to debate?
Halo, of Maino. No, bit; but wo
want dobato and amendment both.
Garfiold. Wo want consideration
of tho Mibjoct, which means dobato
Randall. I proposo that wo give an i
hour's consideration to it. |
viurnoid, (sncoringly.) Ayo, 0on~ |
sidoration without amemlmont. |
Jilaino. I told the gontloman (Ran*
dall5 in good faith tlmt it wan absolutely
impossible for him to paws his
bill under that kind of tactics. Tho
voto on tho previous question has re-*
vcalod the lact that considerably more
than otio third Of tho Houso objeots
to. tho hill going through undor ft
Randall. I do not proposo to put
it though undor a gftg, on tho oontrary,
I proposo to put it through
.IAnl? IPlU.l.M fll- It
HHVI uuumu. XI lUlttDIUUUl IIIU nuutto
objoots to dobato it will bo iteolf rcs^
ponaiblo. It is for that sido of tho
Houpo to say wbotbor tboro shall bo
dobato or not.
Blaino. Tho ffentlomnn from Pnnn. i
O ~ '
sylvania knows that Mi\ Bonton loft
on rocOrd tho Haying tliat tho vory
C830HC0 of legislative powor is amendment,
and tho gontloman from Ponnsylvania
confesses tho weakness of
his causo wlion ho attompts to doprivo
tho minority ot tho Jlouso of
tho parliamentary right to ofor
ii mnnrl nmn fr
Randall, (tauntingly.) I am glad
that j'ou boo light, for during many
yours you woro blind to such consido
ration. [Laughtoron the Domocratic
sido and in tho gallorioe.]
Blaino, (defiant.) Tho gentleman
will search tho Globo for tho last
twolvo years in vain for a caso whqro
a bill of this magnitudo was attomnt
ed to bo put through without discussion
find amendment. Novor, sir. I
defy him to give an instanco.
liuudall. Was not this very bill
passed last your, undor Iho previous
question on a report from tho com^
mittue on rules of which you woro u
Blaine. And to which I objectod.
Kandall. Ncvor either in or out of
mo comtmtioo uui you objcct to it.
Blaine. Being in tlio chair and un
able to ohjoct mybolf, 1 got sovornl
gontlomon to ohjoct. [Laughtor ut
tlio exponso of tho lato Spoakcr.J I
naked tlio gontloman iiom South Carolina
(INIr. Kninov) to ohjoct to it, hut
ho, with a delicacy which did honor to
his position and his raco, said that ho
It a ion n/l /\a/1 if l? a /l!?i ?^
H 1/UIM KJ\J IIIIOUIIIIVI DbUWU it UU *!!<.! nu,
although ho thought that Iho bill
ought hot to go through.
Randall. i say this bill is almost
identical with the bill reported la*'.
Hussion irom tho cominittoo 011 rules
without any objection 011 your part.
JMaino. I differ with tho gontlonian
on that point. I did obioct to it. al
though tho gentleman docs not obs
sorvo pirlinmontnry rules when ho
rofors to wlmt took place in tho committee.
Uandall. I ropoat that a precisely
similar bill camo, last session, from
tho committoo on rules, aiul that
noithor as a member of tho committeo,
not iih iv memuor 01 mo nouso, nor
as presiding ofllcor, did you object to
it; on tbo contrary, as fur as you wcro
ablo, you facilitated tbo passage o!
(iarfiold. 1 inalft the point of order
that the rules require U?o gentleman
to address the chair, and not to address
tbo gentleman from Maine as
Rune all (contemptuously.) Ti^o
gentleman from Ohio is getting very
fastidious. [Laughtoron tho I)omo?.
emtio aide and in the gallorics. |
l.anUs, of Muu.saehuHOtts, demandod
(lie yeaH and nays, on ordoring the
main tjiicouoii ( iiliUMlO yc?8 tilt(1 nftyS
*.v o ro ordorotl.
Blnino. I dosiro to it to bo distinctly
understood tlmt tlio offect of ordering
tho main question is to cut oft" nil
ilandnll. And I dodiro to hnvo it
equally understood llint it is not tl?o
purposo of this sido of tho FIouso to
provont dobatc, and that if dobato is
cut off it will bo tho fault of tho other
sido of tho IIoubo. This sido wil'
accord to tho otlior sido of tho ILouso
all tho timo that it wants for discussion.
Ruchard, of Illinois. I ask whothor,
under tho rules, tho minority can havo
I Randall. It can by unanimous con*.
Hont. [Snoora 011 tbo Republican side
j of tbo House.] And tbo objoction,
I if it comes at all, must como from
Tbo main question was ordorcd:?
Yoas, 104, nays, 99. A striot party
Randall. 1 now ask unanimous cons
sont for an hour's dobato prior to tho
voto on tho final paseago.
Garfiold. I join with tho gentleman,
and add to it tho request that, by unanimous
consent, amendments may bo
JRandall. I havo not heard anybody
objoot to mv suirtrostion. Tho snnnlc
or is thoro. Any objection to tbo roquest?
I Garfield. With the privilege of offering
amondmonts, do I understand?
r Randall. Tlio gontloman does not
understand an}' such thing.
Garfield. Then, without tho privilege,
Blaino. I desiro to say a single
Randall. You may havo thirty
minntes if you liko.
Blaino. Tho indications of tho voto
arc plain that tho bill, in its proHont
shapo, cannot pass. If it fail to pass Ishall
immodiatoly, it tho Spoakor will
rccognizo mo (or that purposo, tuovo
that tho rules bo suspendod and the
bill brought beforo tho IIouso for con
sidoration. I shall thon movo as a
substituto tho amendmont which I
ondoavorod to offer, and tho IIouso can
chooio bctwoon thotn. It is only to
havo a fair veto. Thoro is no disposition
on this sido to dodgo tho question
or to ovtulo it; but wo must havo
opnortunoty to mako a record on this
question. Tho gonllomon muBtovidently
boo that ho would savo tirao, and
probably crcato a bettor fooling and
moro harmony by allowing that course
bocauso this aide of tho Ilouao has the
power to onforco that course.
Randall. This bill is oxactly tho
same, word (or word almost, an tho
one which tho lant Republican House
passed without even tho yeas and
nays. Twice have Republican Houses
passed this bill, and twico has it boon
strangled in tho Senate. 1 do not
know what has "como over tho spirit
r?f l.llA rffnnm" n( l.lin nan.
ty or the gentleman from Maino.
Blaine. Tlio gentleman will not
allow ino to state it.
Randall. I asUcd unanimous consent,
and objection was mado on in at
side. 1 do not know why tho gontlos
man fchonlil wiinl. I.n r.hnrxrn thin I i11
in any particular from wlmt it was a
yonr ago when ho waa spoakor and
bin party in tho majority.
Blaine. 1 want the opportunity to
tell what has "come over the spirit ol
Unn.lnll T nob- ?
* vuiiuMi . x <?ni\ uiiikiiiiiiuun uuiinuuu
that you may hnvo thirty minutes.
iilaino. I do not want to talk oxcept
for somo particular purposo. I
want to talk issuo. I want to talk in
favor of an amendment, and I do not
want to bo confronted with tho stato
mcnt that that amendment cannot
oven havo tho poor privilogo of being
voted down, uh 1 supposo it would bo
voted down. 1 want it to go on the
journal of tho llouso.
Randall. 1 havo permitted the
amondmout to go tho journal of the
Jilaino. Not at all.
Handall. 11 is in tlio record of tho
Blaino. Hut not in Iho journal.
Ilnndall. Tho gontleman's object in
already accomplishod if ho wants to
go hoforo tho country as an obstructionist
ill - ? niL _
jjiiimo. i no gonuoman is oDsiruct*
ing amnosty. Ho is holding down
ovory man in tho South, and keeping
off amnesty bcctiuso ho will not allow
us to voto on excluding Joff Davis.
Randall. Did jrou allow tho minority
of tho Ilou8o to olTor amonmemU
ments to tho civil rights bill. [Murmnru
of Nn! nn! iiai* In iKn Cahaa Kill
oitlior, from the Domooratio sido, and
calls forlho regular order from' both
Tlio quostion was thon takon and
tlio bill was rojoctod?yeas 172, nays
97, not tlio roquluito two thirds in tho
lilaino. I now movo to roconsiddor
the voto just takon, and 1 dosiro to
addi'oss tho IIouho on tho nubjoct.
Whon a man said ''look into my
hoart" it is supposod ho had a windy*
pain in hiu etomaoh.
The Color LineTho
sagacious correspondent of tho
Cincinnati! Commercial, whoso lottor
on South Carolina affairs wo publish
to day, says tho Charleston Nows and
Courier, takos it for grantod that tho
whifcos in this Stato will organize on
"tho color lino," and on that lino carry
tho noxt oloction.
Tho color lino is drawn in South
Carolina; but it is drawn by tho cor
nipt Radical loaders, and tho lino in
tho black lino and not tho whlto line.
Elliott, Leslie, Wh ppor, Nash, SwaiU
and'othcrs determined, somo time ago,
to consolidate tho colored vote as tho
solo moans of rotaining and auemonting
thoir power. Wbon tho Judicial
oiociion camo on tlioy advocatc tho
olwction of Whippor on tho puro and
simplo ground that ho is a black man.
As such thoy demanded his oloctioni
us such ho was olootod. And Ins oloction
was tho oxprossion of tho deters
mi nation to " draw tho black lino
against tho whitos, as tho surest way
of provonting any furlhoi* co-oporation
of whito Conaorvativcs with
Tho whites havo not drawn tho
color lino; nor do they intend to draw
it. Thoy will organizo tl oroughly an
whites; thoy will lmvo thoir candidatos
as thoir State Convontion shall deter,
mino. But thoy will hnvo a platform
that should command tho confidonco
of tho colorod people, and candidates
whom tho colored pooplo as well as
tho whi to nnnnln r>nn imoi
- I- 1-? J ..VJ
will invito tho colorcd people to aid
them, and work with tlietn, in securing
a just, cup>*blo and trustworthy
govornmont. And wo belicvo that
thousands of tho colorod pooplo will
bo found in a lino parallel to that of
tho white Democrats, marching not a a
Domocrats but as honest Republicans,
towards the goal of Hoform.
Thoro will bo no fight on tho color
lino in South Carolina, if tho .whites
can avort it. As wo said in tho boginning,
tho black lino is drawn
against tho whites, but that black lino
is brokon, and, in tho noxt canvass,
wo expect to havo a strong foroo of
KT.,? I ? ^
jlikw i uiui, uuuuury **.?Duper|
vising Steamboat Inspector, Addison
Low, of this district, has sent his re|
port on tho burning of ti.o City
Waco, off Galveston, on tho night of
November 8, last, by which 48 llvon
were lost, to Washington. After reviewing
tho testimony ho savs that
the conclusion of tlio local board of
Galvestion, to tho effect that the tiro
originated in the ship's cargo from
material that would ignite by friction
or spontaneous combustion, and thai
coming in contact with some sub.
:? 1 1 i_r11; ?
oimiv;*.; it v;aunuu UAJMUblUll, Killing OF
stunning tlio pasBcngors bo, that if
any escaped, tliero was no clianco of
saving their livoa in such a ana as
was then running, was justiilcd in
sotno respects by the testiinon}'. lie
Bays that tlie burning of the foremast
under the deck and tho length oftinio
:* 1.1 ? i - 1.
it ?i;mu tiiKu iu uurn jb uuiiuiubivu
evidenco that tho firo originated
under tho deck and burned </>r eomo
fiino boforo being discovered. Lie
thinks it would have been go)d judg
mcnt on tho |>art of thu Captain to
have kept thoahip under way, standing
ofl" and on till ho could havo
- i <i... i... c ! i
ur< bSU<l IIIU Oil! III tflllOlV, MIUHIIUlCn
as itiitiiunity from accident during a
long voyago causes tlio ship's crow
to becomo careless unless kept constantly
on the alort, and the Rotting
oi the night-watch under theso circumstances
ifi dangerous to the safety
of passongere. llo concludes that
Messrs. Mallory A Co., agents of tlio
lino, arc liable to the penalties of the
law fur carrying potroleum, and called
the attention of the department
to tho unsatisfactory and indefinite
provisions of the law in relation to
I (tin (paiianni-tntiAii (if
? ?? + ?
Trying to do business without ftdI
vortising is like winking at ft pretty
girl in thodark; you may know what
I you aro doing, but nobody olao does.
Arrest of Distillers.
A sensible man "up a treo,'* oven
if he should bo u faithful lover and
drinkorof whiskey, says tho Groon II
. vino inc\V8, looks down upon the illicit
distiller with no sympathy, but
with a littlo bit ot contempt, that tbo
dUtiller should subjcct himself to arrest,
and his family to tho disgrace
which follows tho imprisonment of its
head as a common felon.
Wo don't mean to writo a moral
lecture on whiskey drinking or whiskey
distilling, but we simply say that
the man who persists in illicit distiU
ling, when ho finds tho Government
is determined to break il up, is playing
n gamo where the chances are
livo to ono against him, and whoro,
if ho wine, ho loses, in tiny ovont.
On Saturday night last a United
Slates mounted force brought in three
prisoners, having captured thirteen
?:? u - -
uiminui i<jm, hvo Buns, caps ana
worms, and fifteen thousand gallons
mash and beor, and a quantity of
Binglings and whiskey. Now look at
this thing as you may, besides the
punishment of tho prisoners and the
dipgraco of tho families, it is an absolute
loss to tho country of thousands
wonavono desire in this place,
either to oppose whiskey distilling
on moral grounds, or to consider the
question of tho profit, and 1ob9 of
illicit distilling; but wo say here,
now, that whiskey frauds have, in
tho Northwest, and all over the
country, drawn down upon tho wholo
business of illicit traffic in whiskey,
tho power of tho Government to
suppress it, and tho determination of
tho people at largo to sustain tho
Government in tho effort.
Wo are willing to aumit that the
enormous tax on whiskey is the cause
of all tho trouble, just as a high protective
tariff invariably creates the
smuggler. Tho tomptalion is too
strong tor poor human nature to res
Wo don't condemn a muii for
what thousands have dono boforo
him, and thousands will donftor him,
but wo warn our people oi the mountains
that the United States Government
means to put down illicit distilling,
and tho man who rune against
tho Government now, is a fool. IIo
will iind no mercy in tho courts.
IIow Henry Clay was Sold.?
Some time before tho introduction of
railroads, Gov. Motcalf roprcaentod
in Congress a district which NichoK
us county was a part. Mr. Clay was
Secretary of State under President
Qunicy Adams. Tho two distinguished
politicians agreed to travol
to Washington in Gov. Metcalf's carriage.
Whiie passing through tho
Stute of Pennsylvania, Mr. Clay told
Gov. Metcalt that ho had received
intimations that in a certain town
they wero approaching he would L>o
? ... i...
iiuiiviuu nun IUI UIIHIIMI i>y 111U IJIllzoiih.
Junt bcforo coining to tho
town Govornor Mctcalt', who had all
along been driving, suggostoJ tu Mr.
Clay that ho take tho linos and drive,
as ho himself was tired. Mr. Olay
readily consented, whereupon tho
Govornor took the hack Boat in the
carriage. Mr. Clay drovo tlio team
BUCCCSSlll lly into tho town, and they
were mot by a largo concourse of
peoplo. Gov. Metcalt alighted lrom
tho oarriago, and being aeked whothor
ho was Mr. Clay, answered yes,
that ho was glad to meet thorn, etc.,
and at this tho crowd fairly hoisted
him upon their shoulders and triumphantly
startod with him to tho place
of reception. Looking back at Mr.
Clay, who still sat in tho carriago
1 . *. -. - 1 I 1 r\
60IIICWIWU 110I1|>1USHCU, IMO MOVOl'llOl'
cried: "Driver, tuko tliofto horsen to
tlio stable and feed tliom." Tlio
merriment of tlio crowd, wlion the
joke was discovered, can better be
imagined than described ? Mr. Clay,
li i iiiBol I, an heartily entering intuit
as tho rodt.?Curliulo Aloicury.
? > v fvv.
Action SRotfcfrtf to Hkcoyer.-?
Procoodings havo fccott inotitutod to
recovor from Ilardy Solomon tlior
&Q1 -i (\n _t ? ?
uiuw-guu on- niH nooks against
tho South Carolina Batik and Trust
Company for "logislativo oxponsos,"
and 875,000 paid out for "capital stock
rotirod." Tho eomnlninf. nll?>r?/?o v.o*
tho plaintiff, Thomas C. Dunn, tho
receiver, duly domand of tho defendant,
Hardy Solomon, on tho 7th cf
January, 1870, payment of tho sum
of 1,107 and of iho sum of 875,000,
"but no part thoroof has boon paid."
Tho exhibits appondod ohargo legislative
expenses to "sundry porsons"
m, union ranging irom JNovombor21,
1873, to March 0, 1874?ono item, tho
last, being $5,000 to "Bundry poisons,''
Juno 24, 1875. Capital stock rotircd
runs from January 13, 1872, to Juno
24,1875, when Nob. 40, 50, 57 and 58>,
amounting to $35,000 were rotircd.?
On January 23.sundrv ntrwrle mninnnt.
to $10,000 wns disposed of in 1 ilcor
mannor. Tho bank suspondod July
2, 1875.?Columbia Registor.
Jennie Juno writes that fashion
will do a littlo Centennializing'on hor
own account this year. Novelties in
iluaion ? 1?
*rtit icTivoine mvorito modes
of tho puat century. Already \va
havo tho long slcndor \\nis% buttoned
down tho back instead of being faa*
tencd in front, tho restoration of tho
aleovo cloaod at tho wrist, and the
spring will sco tho reappearance oi
tho "bodice waist" of forty years ago
uwuBiBiing 01 a plain pointed polt in
front, and a buat part laid lull upon
tlio plain lining and e mtiected by a
piping across tlio front. Mib< Croly
hIbo gooB on to say that car rings iitty
joaiB old, brass candlesticks, old
andirons, liigb stifled bac'ood cliaifs,
spindle legged tables, cai ved bureaus
i... ? i - ii
yum untbu nanuies, ancient tcacad*
dies, and other tilings w bicli tliou-and
ot families have fluid for a eong to
dealers in second hand furniture, ar$
now worth their weight in g' hi, and
if the old homesteads scattered
throughout the Country could be
transported, with their contents, to
the New York auction rooms, tboy
would bring more than brown stone
houses and Parisian rosewood and
brocate). This tendency is trrowincr
stronger nil the time, and will greatly
influence the fashions in dress of 1870
Already the ladies nro talking of re?t
viving for house wear the drc6609 of
white mnslin and dimity, and for the
strcot tho cloth pelisses which cover
ed tho:n. High combe, ornaineuta
which ha?o not soon the light for generations,
nro diaontomed and worn
with peculiar prnlo and satisfaction.
It will bo hard work to lincl a half
dozen Republican journals ot standing
in tho country v'hich support
O ,1 *T * * r
oouuior morions Mississippi resolution.
The latest party journal to op?
poao^it is the Philadelphia Enquirer,
which Bays: "Tho spirit of Mr. Mor*
ton's resolution is repugnant to the
idea ot a reunited country; it ia die*
tasteful to tho overwhelming majority
of men who dc?nlrn <? Mi?t il">
past bury its dead.' Tho war jo
over?why try to broallio now life
into ii? Tlio fire is out?why strive
to fan tho embers into flame? Wo
want brotherly love, fair dealing, tho
burinl of old differences, tho equality
of all tho Btatea, and a union without
,j: i *i- vr ? -
uiouuiu, jur. iTiuriun niiiiuiKt'H inu
humor ot tlio American j>o ?j?lo if ho
t/iiulcs lie can dose them with any
inoro of his nostrums."
Stair l>r. JiiiHHolI, of Spartanburg,
oxtractcd a minnio ball from tho arm
of Capt. It. L. Uowdon on Tuo6duv,
which had boon thoro sinco tho baiLlo
of Gettysburg. It was in a woll
proftorvod stato, and no doubt but tho
oaptain fools relieved and somewhat
Consolation for old maids?"Mis-*
fortunes oovor come Kingly."
Klovato tho working class by keep
i g yoor cliildrcn in it.