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a seember 1. iss4.
S'ATp was not is Session.
IRUs Or REPREKNTATIVE5.
Op waotiou of Mr. Simonton, the
Cierk Was instructed to prepare for the
1e of the printer a copy of the corres
udene: and other papers on the sub
of the completion of the State
Ioue, furniched by. the Governor inl
response to the request of the Ioutse.
A concurrent resolution was received
fan the Senate, providing for the
election of an United State-s Senator
for six years, on the expiition of'
the tetm of Senator Wade Iamptott,
on Tuesday, the 9th of December, and
fbr. aggregating the votes and declaring
the elecliot on the following day.
Mr. Simonton said that a constitu
tional question was involved in the
action, and moved a reference to the
judiciary committee, which was or
The concurrent resolution was also
retuxnod from the Senate, appointing a
joint ctnmittbee on the Columbia canal,
which was agreed to, and the Speaker
appointed on the committee Messrs.
Blue, Massey, McMaster, Mikell and
Aiyiong the bills, etc., of general
'intere*t not heretofore noticed, the
following were read t!e first time and
Mt-. Blake-to require persons sen
tenced to penalties for larceny to per
form labor on the public roals of the
county in which they are sentenced.
Mr. Dantzler-to provide for pav
ment of per diem to jurors serving on
Mr. S. Wilson-for the relief of all
counties in the State which have out
standing against them bonds of rail
The following resolutic were pre
sented and disposed of:
Mr. W. A. Brown--requiring the
committee of ways and means to take
into consideration the necessity of pro
viding in some way for the year that
has boeet lost in the collection of taxes.
Mr. Simonton-instructing the com
mittee on the Judiciary .o inquire into
the constitutio'nalitv of including in
one Act cha.l-ters of several societies,
associations otc. Adopted.
Mr. Ansel-hat the House be opened
daily with pray r, and that the clergy
of the city be r, 'nested to perform that
The followL.n5,omnitteos submitted
unfavorable rel.orts on the following
bills, whicio were killed:*
Ways 'and Means-on bill to amend
the Ge1,eral Statutes relating to sale of
lands by the Sinking Fund Commis
Airiculture-on bills to provide for
li,;ensing persons engaged in the sale
of seed cotton, and to regulate the
traflo in seed cotton in this State.
Judiciary-on bill to prevent the
setting. of traps and deadfaills on the
lands of others; to prevent the con
veyance of property by debtors in
fraud of creditors.
The same committee reported favor
ably on the following bills, which
were ordered for consideration to
mtorrow : To limit the costs of attor
neys, masters and referees in cases
before masters and referees; to anendl
Sub-division 1, Section 267, General
Statutes, relating to judgments by de
fault.; ti amend the law in relation t<
the sale of ardent spirits in incxorpo
ratetd towns: to pIrovide for cases 01
absence of jury commissioners; to ex,
tend the powe'-s of masters itn relatiot
to side of i-eal estate ; to anid thi
Genecral Statutes relating to hutimii
deer-; to ratify the amendmtent to tht
Constitution. -The last bill was inad<
the special order- for- cotisideration or
Wednesday next, at 1 p. ma.
The genera! or-ders wetre thetn takei
up, and a bill to atmnd an Act t<
divide, the city of Charleston it<
twelve ward(s, etc., was ord(erecd to
Objection~being made, fith icrs
of thle bills ont the cealentdatr hadi no
beeni on the desks of memibei-s for- ott
dlay, as5 reqtuir-ed by thle 52d i-ule, theim
wVent ovor- until to-mnorriow.
The House then ALdjournted.
Tdesday, .Decemiber 2.
The folloinitg new measures wven
Mr. Field--Bill to r-eg-ulatec the nunm
bei- uand pay of Tr-hal ,Just ices in Pickem
M'r. Muinro-Bill to appoitit ant ofil
olal steatogirapher- of the Eighth Cir-cult,
Mr. Sligh--Bill to cteate the oflic
of Connty Surveyor- and prtescr-ibe bi
duties-antd regulate bile pav-.
Mir. Earle, on behalf of'the commzitt
tee ona incor-por-ati:>ns, submnitted a fav
01-able .repot-t on the iIar-tsville Rail
v -rTdi Company; also, cit bill to iincor
p)0oiate the Masont Hiarvestet- Conm,pany
T1hie following hills weri- passedi t(
their- third r-ending: To incorpor-ate the
Chianga Limo, Mining and1( Manutfac
tuin'g Company ; to incot-porate the
Mason Cottoit.Gin Companv; to pro0
v'ide a mode of procedur-e by whlicli
lands may be taken bv- cities and
towns for- streets, roads and( highiways
for public mse; to amend Section 174<J
of the Gener-al Statutes; to t-equti-e as
Sigimienits ot'imortggges of recal estate
to V>e recorded; to incor-por-ate the
Iiartsville Telephone Coinp any ; to
cotnfirm the chiater of the C hat-lesion
Land Com-pany, intcorpot-atedi untder
an Act to autthtorize an,d r-egulate thec
creAtioin olf privaite corpot-at ions withItin
this State, ratttfcd the 20th day of D)e
cember, 1866, aitd to renew the samte
to ratify the amnmeni)lt to Atrticle
Nine of the Con,'stituation bv adding
thereoto a Section to he kniown' as Sec
tion 17; toaimend ant Act entitled ''An'
Act to r-enew anid amenid the clinttot of
the. tos9n of Mat-ion," appt-oved Dccemn
ber 243 888; to p)ermhit a creditor- to
attack a fraudulent deed or his dlebtoi
withot fir-st obtaining judgment
4111 Senate then adjountedl.
+HIoUsE oF IIEPRtESENTAT V ES.
A 'timher- of bils and( tresoluiitions,
were introduced, and referr-ed to pro~p.
er -mittees--amnong thema the lol.
tr. Fox-to exempt the Coutnty of
Co .leton frotm the (operations of tIe
Gteera1 Stock Law.
Mr-. Bowen-4 'prohibit the the dis
tillation anid manufactur,- of 'spirituous
quare 4n~ the Ceunty of Pickens..
r. Hteon--to provide ior Jtbe 4al
position of the amount .cf* monyre
* oly Jy he Govern~or "unde e;
Mv. Wcudday-Memorial ofM
- in Mrs. F. Walker amnd
cuidibes,offEcers of the V
-, U. s g 'leglsaaton to ihfI1o
the nbidT o#ithInO.!'h
D 0vr6 tno 'the
committee on education.
Mr. Simonton-,-to define the powera
of the Board of Agriculture in grant- t
ing license for digging and mining I
phosphates and phosphatic rock; to I
Irotect persons using tho public road
leauing into the city of Charleston. e
The calendar was then taken up and t
several bills were di posed of. A bill c
to charter the Midland Railroad Com- o
lany Provoked a ptrolonged discussion. .
It was finally passed to its third read- t
On the bill in relation to the salary i
of tie Adjutant and ,lupector General,
which proposes to increase the alar a
from $1,500 to $2,100, Mr. Anse! moved I
to strike out the elcting clause of t be t
bill. After sote debate the motion h
was adopted, and the bill . as killed.
The liouse then adjourned.
Wednesda' , De c,enber l
The Senate met at 12 o'clock. Presi
dent Sheppard in the chair.
AMr. Patterson-Bill to provide A
remedy agaiust the estates of deceasod
persons for torts during their life tiue.
Mr. Patterson- Will to amend Section
478 of the General Statntea, relat.in to
the issuing of proclamations and the of
fering of ren ards by the Governor.
Mr. Howell, in bohalf the lad e.an;t
Contmittee, made an unf% orable rr
port on the bill to abolis1 ,1ary Com
Mr. ilar, for the aine commit4ee. 1
pI-resen"ed an unfavorable report on a I
bill to prohibit Probate dudges from I
praeticing in chancerv causes.
The tiiowing bills were p:SSied to I
their thinl reading : To incorporate the 1
Mason Harvester t'ompanv: to amend t
Section 563 of th- General Statutes of I
Mr. Ilowell, in .chalf of the Joint
Commiittee apitobitedl to confer with
tue Governor and Lieutenant Governor I
about the inlaululration ceremonies, it
reported that 1 o'clock to-morrow t
(Thursta) had been agreed up on.
At 12.48 o'clock, the Senate having c
disposed of all the business in siglit, t
IIorsE OF RtRnSF.NTAT1VEs.
At 11 A. M. the House was called to
order by the Speaker, and prayer waR
oflered by the Iey. 'Win. Martin of Col- b
Upon the call for new bills, &c., the
following were introduced:
Mr. Mikell-To impose a license tax
on dealers iin groceries and mterchan- C
dize beyond the limits of towns and a
i i. IIenderson-To exempt certain
portions of' Berkeley and Charleston
Co.mtlties fron the *operation of the i
Mr. Davis-To authorize Trial Jus
tices to issue warrants for the enforce- t
ment of agricultural liens in certain i
Ar. Farrow-To prohibit, actions for t
damages for breach of poi se11c tot
;1ir'. Ready-To amend the General
Statutes in relation to exemption from
Iir. Siinpson-To regnlate proceed
ings in ernminal cases; to amend the
Code of Lrocedure in relation to ap
peals to the Supreme Court.
Ir. Sinpson-To devolve the duties
of Sitperintendent. of the Colhnhia
Canil on the Siperint enldenllt (it the
Penitentiar without additional Coin
Mr. Douglass-To grant divorces
on adiltery and to regulate the gra t
ing of he same ; to re<lui.e persons
serving o ut senltenuce in jails to) work
onitthe public roaids ; to empi~ower Pro
bate diges to0 adini mster oaths as fii -
las other officers.
Amr. lHrice--Jointt 1tesoilution to
a meinl Sect ion 5, Article X., of' thle
Coniistitutiiion ot the St ate, in relat ion to
the distrtibuttiomn of' the schlool fitrnil.
Mr. Jlrowin--Hesoliiioin tha:t the
Coni ttitt ci oin St at e I louse and3( G iou nds
he re(Iuired1 to ascertini what rir s
ar'e nieeessarmr on the State llouse and
lie probable' cost thereof, anid report
t by bill or otherwise.
It lenorts were iinade by thle following
Pen iiitenut iry-- l ufaorably otn bill ie
(luirinig alt convicts hii'eid iout to lbe iun
dter'SthiI sprislin of' a 5worii oflic ir and1(
guardil, a ppointted by theii Su per iftend
ent . TIlhi bit was reject eil
AgricultI ir ie--unfaivoriablly on bill to
fur iDtier regultate the t ratil ini seed cot.
WVays and( M~ii 3an--favor'ably ont hill
to regulate thle rate of'i niter'est on coti
dudiliciary'3--reprt)(t Oin i'esol utijont on
- thle subj ect of thle inicrease of' Judiliciial
.Cir'cuits, recomi limning two add(1itilonl
3 Mr'. Aniset, from the .Joinit (nnnit
tee to wr sit on thle ( ;overnior' anid Lieut
enuanit ( 0i(tiOvrno, reporited fthait thter iin
.(ient? Thursday, Deceiinber 4, at~11l'.
.N., as the time'at which theywilh
.lprepare'd to <jiualifv'.with
A illI to inc orplor'ate thle Masoni Cot
ton Giin Coiny was > v 1 takent up tor
co'tsidetitioni. The co ii nlitteCe r'ecomii
mend3( that Sectjin 7 c.f this lill be
str-icken out, wvhichi priovides for' thle
be nefi ts of' "ani Act to aid am31 i ncour
age mton iifact ures,"e (xeit ptinug thte prto
per'ty of this company~t~ froml taxtXioni
for ten y'ear's. The section wVas strickent
Oult andl the bill as ia imendedt wais order(
ed to a1 thir'd i'eadinug.
A bil11 lntend( Section 169 of' the
General1 Statuites, r'elatinhg to proper'ty
exempt fi'omn tax ationi, intr'oduced hv
Mir. J1. A ner'im Simonis, canused another
ipp)lle of' debate. The bill seeks to
Ceempit thte ~)propety actutally uised b)v
incorplorautedl mil itary or'gaiz-at ins.
Mr'. Lce ,,oved t hat. thle enacting
clause ofttheclbiil be sttrick ent out, wiebct
wvas priomplltly dIone by the Houtse.
A number oif Senate bitll wvere read
lby their I bIes anid i'eforred.
A bill to amend Sectiont 1087 of' the
Gener'al Statutes, r'elatin.g to the hutit
ing of deer, caiused sonme debate. The
hill pr'oposes to extend( the close sea
son for' onie month longer-unitil Sop
tember' 1st. It was order'ed to a third'(
Thursday, Dlecembter 4, 18184.
Soveral niew bills werec inutrodulced
and referred-among thiem the follow
Mi'. Howell-Bill to provide for tho
lleonsingc of persons buy ing cot toni seed. s
The -caletna' was taken up and lie (.
folloing bills wveae dlassed: To incot'- c
orteth Mason Cotton IIar'vester' :
~Impany; to amend Sectioni 28 of the (1
Code of Procedurec in ref'erentce to ex
tra'termns'of the dircuit Court. The t:
iollowhng la the substance of the latter'
bill. Tat Section 28 of the Code of
Ps'ocedure of this State be amenctded so
t, to tread as follower Special Sessions r'
of the C ot of Coinon Pleas or
Genmeral Ses*ions may be held when- e
ever' so orde either by the Chief e
Justleor b 't dt Judge at the
time holdit t It Cour't of the a
c0.nty f hl the extra tetrn nmay o
be ordIe *WIch extra term suchf
otice shall be giVen as the ^ChfJ('
Ice or the Circuit Judge so orderil
he same may direct: PVott
'lit if such extra term of either
oth of the Courts aforesaid be ord4
d by the (hlef Justice he may ord
ny one of the (irrult .udges to he
he same: Provided,fur(her, That
auset shall he tried at any extra tet
f the Court of Common Pleas for a
'irvlit, unhless the sid cane shall ha
een previonly docketed upWnlon Sot
ne of lit' ealietdars ofi the last pleet
lg regular term of t"aidt t'l1ll:
At 1 o'eltok the members of t
tilte re1paired to the th;h lenbtr of t
ln.l" ot' liepr esetdtives to parti'il
a t (1' 1"4'e uer m iei A ot' the '. vernto
lid 1.ienl tenam CI overir' iunfUAlu
lwn- \hen those exercises were et
iiaded thle $CenAte r"eturnedt t to it' tt
nd was ealled to order by the Pee
rent pro tem., Mr. Ilar.
Sieiut-Go."vernior Shtepvrd then
inerwo bos iiln t vt s -r anl
at ;pr ; pr referre,.
'Tf11 1 Al tl S ATioN.
A 1 P. i., the hour 1ixed for I
wtmonies of'inlauiguration of the G(
lini arriv ed, t he Sergeant-at-Ar
r-o"h line,i the Senate in attendan
md tle Spealker announced the fact
he llonse. 'he house arose and
nained stanlinz, while the Senate, I
\ lio. .1. F. 1Ilar, President, and
tobo I'arrow, Esq.. Clerk, filed it
he hall, preceded by the Sergeant
egrm of the Senate, hearing the tra
ional sword of'State, and the Sergea
t-A rms of the liuse, bearing tlhe pt
ferous and nagnifiecut Colon
Shortl\" after, the Governor a
,ieutenant Governor were announce
nud, with their escort, entered in t
The Governor and Lieutenait-Go
rnor, arm in arm; the joint Comm
!e of Arrangements of the house ai
enate; the Judges of the Suprer
'ourt ; Judges Bond and Bryan of t
nited States Circuit Court ; t
udges of the Circuit Courts of t
tate; the Presidential Electors at
[avors Courtonay, of Charleston, at
hett, of Columbia.
The Speaker announced that tl
lon. I1ugh S. ''horpson, (ovento
lect of South Carolina, was plrese
id ready to qualify. Govern<
homnpson then advanced to il
peaker's chair an<d the oath of offi1
-as administered hv Chief Justil
impson. (overnor Thompson the
eliveretd his illaugural address.
At the close of the Governor's a
ress Lieutenlait-Govern1or J. C. She
ard aldanced to the desk, to who
11,ief Justice Simpson administer
he oath of olice. The Speaker thet
ipon annoutnced the joitt assemb
lissolved, and the Senate retired
At the close of the Inaugural cel
tonv, the House resumed the cons!
tation of business.
The bill to prohibit actions for da1
ages for breach of promise of till
iage was reported ulnfavorably by t
lldiciary' Comtnittee. On m'otion
\tr. Farrow, its author, it vas plac
m tho}-alendar and postponed till
text. seasion of the Legislature.
The followin,g bills were read a th
ine amit ordered to be sent to the S
iti: To ratifv' the anendment to j
itle 1X. of thlie Cotnstiltion, by a
mig t herebo a section to be knowi
'Se:ttjin 17; to) inicorpforte the~ Ma
Cotrtn G in Comipany~'; to amiendl S
lion 1749 of the General Stat utes,
relatiton to the sale of' ardent spiitsf
town is anid villages; to amentd Sect
185, Code of' Priocedurei'(, ini relaittion
atists ont enitry oljudg'meitts.
''The I louse thlen adjourned.
Friday, Decembler 5.
A ntuber of' bills were intr'oduc
r'eadt by title, anid )ipropel y re feirre<
itmonig themui the f'ollowing:
liy Sentator' Williamns: lill to
emtipt tctertaini por'tions of' Geotrgeto
anid Williamisbur'g couties fr'om
opera'iti oins of the Stock law.
IBy Sentator' Pam ter'son: Bill to anm
thle chtairter of' thle Catiawba oil Ce
Byv Seitator W'oodthwar'd: IBill to
venit andtl )1 pnsht te coniveyance
conicealitmnt of' thiri propert y
tiehtors ini frattd1( of' t hiir creditoirs.
Th'le joint comin aittee on the exanti
tioni of the books of' the State treasr
for' t he fiscal year' 18831-84, ni
ftr'onih Setnator1 l>ir a' rciieporit, sht
ong that. te accoumnts of' thle tr'easui
wereO corr'ct . Thle replortf ionedlmi
"Thie commttfee eatimot too haig
30mnmnendt thle State ftreasurer and(
.'ili(ienitt assistaniits for' lie 'onsp icui
ibi lityv, actcuracy and it l de lity w
whlichi the a ' its of thieir ('illee h:
beeni condi,ed tduring the past 115
fThe bi4h to require assignmnts
mtort giges oft teal estate to l>e rCcor'i
was killed wiithout dlebate.
'l;he bill to prtohtibit pr'obiate judt
from pr'actliing as at torniey' in chat
ryi ciaus es had beeini nf'avorablyv
porited( andt( was killed.
Thel bill to abolish jiry coinimissi
er's, antd devolve thii ' duitiesott coat
tr'easur'ers, was killed.
A harge tnumtber' of bills wcere pas
to thir ir iid ireadintg-among th
lie f'ollowiing: Bill1 to amndt the I
relaLting~ to pr'ocliamatiotns and( p
mteints of r'ewardcs by thei Governu
bill to amtend( thle liw rv elatinug to
b.ttrbed ire f'encte b'etwveeni Ilorry'
G~eor'getowni counties; hill r'elat'ng
lie dlrawintg of' jur'ies in Chiester' co
T1her'e wias quite a <etchte overi
Lill Ifavor'ably' roportfed to vest iin
hevisees of' George WV. Briowni
'ighit, title and initeretst of' thte Stato
antties. Sentator' Earle moved
truike ot thle enlatinig clause8 oif
)ill. Senator Field, of I'ickent, s
oited thle viewv of Seniatori' arle a
lhe bill wvas rejected-Yeas 19,a
3. Later' ott a r'ecottsidetration
cu re I--yenas 21, inavs 11-and
mtlemnt ofY'ered byi~ Sena,tor Mult
vas iopjted, pr'ovidhintg t hat nioth
onit ainted in thle hillI shiou(1li e c
ftruied to inlterfi'ere w ith thle r'i ghts
theri partfies tnow ini .possesioni wV
olor' or1 claitm' of title. 'Thle bill tl
assed its secondt readig wvithaout
After' disp)os%ing of some unIimpl
oiL mattoers, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF ItEPREFSENTATIVES.
Several new bills wern intrtodulct
sad by title, amnd pr'operly refer'red.
Thle lill to cr'eate two neOW judici
Lrcuits was lSpotond till the sessh4
Thle bill to recgulate the costs
ttornemiys In equity causes was '4 nl
rl so as to abolish'the fees now - a
)r sttendhur rnt~flcnCn. nd in~ t
t- shape pssed to its third reading.
A few bils, of 1ocal or limited intter
d, ust, wott passed to their third retadiug.
or Ttik UNIN1\hit.l sv.\Tht"NEUIS1.
tr Peinted co ites oi' the estilates of
Mr. John 11. \ier'nsee t'r the 't)omiplo
ion of the State Ilouse were Iresented
mto the Hioase. The estimnate for the
ic eotmpletion of the b.inhiIug oeeording
to the original desitn is >73 ,475, the
largest item of which is ftr granite
t- and? marble work., which n\ ill cost
$44.,870. The architeet also submits
an estimate >or etthe cotmapletionl of the
le b'lilding ini a kind of Abbreviated fori,
vit.: Projetiang both portieoes only\.
o"ne, instead oft w Io. row s of eolan.11s
beyond the bidn,as oriinally -
tended, and leaving off also the gI. t
% f9ighIs of steps to the northera po; tieo
(4T1(he oast oa' comipletinl the buirling in
this tori will he $.:,0ti2t. The im
pression alnonig menmbers seemls to he
that the State llouse should certainly
be completetd, but as vet no hill has
been introdueed to proyide for the
raising of the neceessary ftnds.
Saturday, I)cem1 ber O.
he Several bills and resolutions were
" received from the Ilouse, anid lproperly
ills The bill to provide off" ial steno
e grapliers for all the (ircuits of the
to State occasioned at long delbate. It
.c was itnally made the special order tor
ed Tuesdainy, the 9th inst.
TC. The resolution (by senator Smythe)
to providing that. the (Gcneral Assem,bly
sl- adjourn .ine (lie on tlie 20th inst., wa's
i. post potted.
i. The bill to repeal ati Act entitled
. ,'An Act to prolihilit the sale of spirit
jil nots or intoxicating liquors inl the
county of Oconee," puassed to its third
(1 Th,e following bills were passed: To
bie regulate the nutiber and the pay of
Trial Jnstices in Pickens countv; to
v. amend the General Statutes, relative to
it- the payment of rewards by the Gov
ad ernor; to amend an Act entitled "An
ne Act requiring the County Cmtimtission
he ers of Horry connty to build a barbed
he wire fence on the line betweea Horry
he and Georgetown counties and erect
ad gates onl the public highwavs crossin
id said hues ;" to atmend the first ani
fourth Sections of an Act enttifled "An
le Act to provide for the estahlislhmlent of
i. a new school district in Spartaniburg
i county, and to authorize' the levy and
)tr collection 'of a local tax 't lrein ;" to
t atnend an Act entitled "'A t - Act to
:e amend Section 2237 of the General
Statutes, relating to the drawing of
jurors," so far as the saine may al)ly
to Chester county.
i- At 2.15 o'clock the Senate adjourned
p. to teet. at 12 o'clock Monday, )ecemn
m ber 8.
A lo:si- OF REPRESENTATivES.
'c- A number of new bills were intro
ly duced-anong them the following: To
to provide seals of ofilce for county
school commissioners; to pay the past
'e- iudebtedness of the school claims o1
d- Georgetown ; to amend the General
Statutes in relation to the State Uni
Un- versity ; to limit the fees of Clerks for
tr- filing and indexing liens on crops; tc
he amend the General statutes in relatiot
of to drawing and empanmelinig juries
ed to extend the titne for filing past diu
he school claims; to regulate the sittin'g
of the coutts of the second jucdicial
ird circuit; to anend the (Genera1l Statutes
'n- Sectiota 1743, relatin g to the sale o
\ r- liquor by drluggists ; to utilize the labo
Id- of' jail conavicts ; to limtit (lie atftendanica
ais uponi thle puablic schools to childre1-c
~on utndetr the aige of sixteena years.
cce- NIr. D)ouglass init rodua:ed a bill (<
tn regutliate the pritntinati of official arepor) t s
Iaivltwicha wias referr'eti' to ihe comuitnit te
iit oan pinttitng.
to The bill1 to atuendt thle (General Stat
uates int relationa fo cois itt equtit y cau ses
an th le bill to give liviery st able kee'1
eurs a lieta ont stock as secuiaty for thlei
ed,werie re!jected .
Thea followinag hill s piassed a flair
readitng: To amaenad Se!ction 1;8) ot thI
edt, Genecral Statutes, relbit imti to hunetaint
I- deer'; to prohibit thIe (leadaeatintg of' tini
hetr wit hain sixty feet of' atny publi
Cx - high way ; to amnend t he l aw itt relatio
w i to j ud(gmlents by dlefault t; to amtena
(lie Sectiont 1983, Getneal Statuates, itt rela
iona to stiles of' recal estate.
ud The I louse thetn aidjiouned,
un- -T1he Coluamabia Regist(er of' thle (it
inst., says: '"The close of thle seconi
rte- week of' (lie Legislatture leaves a Itart
or' accutmulationa of' wvork ont the cailenide
by toI be (displosed of, atnd unaless muc
greter pr ltogr'es is tmatde fotr thle noes
a- two weeks ftan int the two weeks whice
r'er haave alre'ady beena couasumtued, ther'e
ide little prtosp)ect oft dlisposing of the IceL'
aw- sary, legislationi b)efore Chr'istmuas, an
rer ana adjourtnetnt at that tiame na ill leav
es: a lar'ge mass of' impalortat wor'k unfit
ith After triniag numtaer'ous remnedies fo
tv thieumat isma, bitt wit hona t permtianae it
cal reclief', I was aidvised to use S. S. S.
which laud givena permihanenat r'elief' t<
of' otherts suflferinag fr-omi ~liheumaatismi
led After fakitng half a dozeni b)ottles
t oundi( that the dliseaise was entiirel
me diveni oult oif miy sys'teml, antd a permaut
tice- nf ciiure securaed. 'This was over :
re..- year' ago, nad sintce thlen,a eveni duatinta
otur mlost sev-ere weautheri, wvithi suddel
on chiangaes, I have niever' suaff'ered a r'etui'
st of (lie old1 attacks whlich disabhled an
- froma edlitorial wor-k.
ued It, is very seldomi, itndeedl, that I a-e
em omm)ttenda anyathaintg to the publ Iic it
aw this imantner,' butt I feel it due~ to you:
y.vailuwable pirepar'atiotn, that has g'ivea
) ..ar; a sutch laong desire'd anad miauchl teedet
he r'elief', to tate th ese facrts thlaus pubalic
mtd ly- I amn sure Ihat bitt tot' yotur Spe
to ci flc, I shiouthl hauve beeni fatid asidh
at.. firoma iotariatlist ic woirk, as the sever-es
attauck was in ainy itght arm iandti( handit
lie A thutitat, Ga.
the ITtn. SwitFr St'~i-nc C~o., Driawert 3
in Atlata, Ga. New Y'ork Offiee, I15!
aee W. 23d St., bet1weetn 1th aund 7th Iti.A
to tiuas. Phailadelphaia Office, 12061 Chest
the nutt St.
tl- A Deeision of Intearent to Jouarnasi.
. lSON, *Lmbr4-Juadge llod
as gett to-day r'endaered his decision ini ahI
ancase of' Jaus. P'. artost autna D)aniel Sait
rio dlers, of the liostona Dla/y (/lo/e, wh<li
wer-e arriested chnarged with conttempaia
gof courit ini r'efusii:i to (diselose to0 the
an andilt juryv thle sour nce of ceritain iee t
ith ofor-mationi abott antldt hitturder cause
enl ita this city.- The judge's decisiona is
a iniefTeect thlat thea fatts itn thle case (lid
ntwarrant (lie commiaitmaent of' the
r- fourn-ialists fotr conateianpt, as thea qlutes
(Iti as a niarr-ow oine, antd r'esolvedl
itself downa to a quecstiont whethetr ot
anot the genatlemien shiould divulge thie
td, nms of' personas who had givena 1hem
inafor'mationa. The dleeisiona was await-.
il ed with ga-eat inatereCst by thie jounal
>ni istic professaion,
of To an abody who has disease of throat or
. lunigsi, we wit send proof thast l'is&a's Cuire
for Conasumt ratin has enraed thec samne cott
plaints in otcr cases. Addlreass,
is e Tr nI ...TINa Wen, a.
?HR COTTON CROP OP Y . .
Is estIanated at 8,'683,000- -CaUoeo.
Derease in Yield-Earlie t GOther
Mauia'uts, December, h.-The cotton
cro1 report for the Memphis District
wi clh embraces West Ten nessee, Norti
Arkansas, North Mississippi and Norti
Alabama, to be issued to-morrow by
Messrs. 11111, l"ontaine & Co., will say
"A review of the season will enable In
terested per-sons to better comprehend
the true situation. Asis well knowi
plottiting, owing to unfhvorable weather,
was delayed fully three weeks, and
thiw act, coupled with the drouth whicl
prvailed during I he latter part of Julj
and extenutitnt through August, cu
down the prospective laid, which wa
so promnising, and the result Is nov
evidenlt that the decrease in this dis
trict will le about, 14 per cent. as coin
pared with last year. The frost o
October 21 was ravaging in its effect, t<
a worse degree than was at first report
ed. The result ofeorrespondenco frosl
all sections of the South, including th
Atlantic States, Louisiana and Texas
reduces the cotton crop in the Southeri
States, from this frost alone, fully 100,
000 bales. The picking season, whicl
has virtually closed, has been phenome
tinly thvorable, and the present crol
has been gathered earlier than was eve
known in the history of the country
'The cotton has been marketed wit
great rapidity, which is due mainly tt
the necessities of planters, to the in
creased facilities aflorded for ginnink
by the erecting of improved gins, an
to the greater accommlnodationls of thi
railroads which have extended thei
lines throughout the South. All thesi
causes have had the effect of swellin
the receipts beyond all former years
the excess at ports being over 90,00
bales as compared with 1883 and 188.1
the receipts inl which years were th
largest on record. From the corres
pondence above mentioned a fair es
timate of the crop of 1884 and 1885 cat
be given. The dec rease of yield in th
States of Texas, Mississippi and Lou
siana aggregates 285,000 bales; Tennet
see, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolhna
and South Carolina show an increase i
) ield of 255,000 bales. This leaves
net decrease of 30,000 bales, which de
ducted from the yield last year (5,713,
000 bales), would make the crop of 188
and 1885 5,683,000 bales.
A IRAILWAY STABLE IN FLAMES.
Fifty Horses, a Number of Cars and Othe
BAI:TIMO1E, December 4.-At 4.1
this morning a fire broke out in th
stables of the Hall Springs Passenge
Railway, at Darley Park, in the e
treme northeastern part of this city
which completely destroyed the larg
building, together with many of tit
company's cars and fifty horses. Ti:
flames started in the hay loft, an
spread so rapidly that only fiftee
horses could be taken out and onl
one car removed. The stables wer
owned by the Baltimore and Ha
Springs Railroad Company, of whic
James F. levward is Superintendoen
The last car leaves tle city at 11.30 )
im., and the first one in the m1toniil
(toes not leave the terminus nutil
o'clock, so that all the cars were in tl
barn, and the company is entire
without rolling stock. None of tl
buildings adjoining the stables we
I destroyed. There were sixty-eigl
- horses in the stable when tihie fire wI
dliscovered by lie wattchtnani, and
farhi oinly sevenateena are knaowni to hi1
been reascuedl, ain somae of these al,
ibadlly scorcihaed. Oa:'e was .so severe
;lbui'aed that it had to lie killed. Thle ft
5 taritedt over thle fr'onit enat ranace, am
after hal ters were cut thle horses refut
- ed to be led fronm (lhe burn ing bii din
,'Ten cars were bur'ned. 'lThe buildim
-was 125 by 50 feet, oft wood, and1(
r thle uipper' frotnt w herie thle fir~e or'ig ima
edi, thler'e weire stored 300 bales ot hai
1lThe dlatmage is estimated at $20,00J
o withI $10),000 insurance ott horses, ea
and( bildinag. The fir'c was inicetn<
TH E ACTOlUS' FUND) liENEF"IT.
. Clevelandt's l-re'ence Canseg the House
be t'aicke,d from Pit to I)ome.
NE:W Yongt, D)ecembher 41.--T'l
ci Actors' funmd bentefit, which took p)la1
at (the Academy this afternoon, w.
Coiie of' (lie mtost successful affair's tht
ever' occutrred ini New Yot'k. Mu ich
Ithe ('chit belongintgto it wvas, of coturs
. due to thle presencee of Governor Clev
Iihtaid, who ont this occasion attended
Sputblic enttertaiunent f'or thle first tin
ia"e his election to (lie Praesidentcv.
1 Th le prmogr'amme was of a t hor'ough
e inter'estin ni.rmatur'e, and( (the vast aud
- Itor'ium a of the Academty wa:s liter'al
ptackedl from the orchestra rail to tI
rear' wall of' thle amphitheatre. Hu;c
.ldreds of persotns eniteed the lobb
t onlyV to be ab)le to get wvithini six fo
of the iear (loot's and catch an occ
sional glimpse of' what was goinig c
on (lie stage.
T 1hie Giovei'nor r'eachled thie Acpuderrc
of Musidc after' (lhe play had1( begunt, b)1
whleni his presence wias dliscovered t1
entire audience rose to their feet ari
the layi~ stopped f'or severhan mintutte
lhe actoris onl thle staige partici patinugi
the enit husiast ie demon,ist ration. J
,Jeflertsont and1 Mrt. I lerbert wer'e lpla'
lag ini "'Led me1 n Fivye Shill igs,' ana
wh len quiiet wans restoraedI they begat
wvhea'e they hini;o left ofl.
TFhe box t 'cci pt s aiimuted to $4,14t
andai ontI idec satubscriptionts icrease tht
atmanuuat Iio an atggriegati' oft $1000.
Jnce nlitry Cadlet.
LYxcmaiuuo, VA., l)ee'embera 4.- Th
powder (ma' lgiazIine oflthe Virginia Mill
taryi [mustitut.e at Lieximngtona was b)low%
up last might. The maiagazimne comanail
edl 500( pountds of citananom powdier' amaa
thet e'xplosioni wvas tearriflic. The im
dowtis of' the Inastlit mie were shiatter'ei
an mil Igh ts pu ouat anad houses in Lax
Inlgtoni, a mil e away, wver'e shiakent ti
thieir lundaftiota. Th'Ie maagaizine
wich wliias bit of br'ick, wais totalhI
blowni away. Five cadlet s, who wr iV
a'r haiv ing jtowdiier' in I iti ossession
a' ynip lo.sed to have cau sed the ex
Are~ any iuemrais of yottr famtily thuit
afiliet. li Ihv hey si, at *.ns swvellhiag
of the glamnds'.' Ihave they aniy si'rofuilout
sores or uiheers'?' hi so. a int it should bi
neglected, thae pcliari taint ('oroit
maty deposit itself in the stahdancee of thi
Innigs, priiodinii coN5uMi--rios. Lool
well tio thie ionitiloin of youri family, and I:
thus anflleteid, give tihe proper reimeidy ilth
outltilay, hint use that wh ichm taketiabso
hite enre~ in thaeshoirte~stspace of thne. Trh
II. I. i. as the matist wonderful remedy foi
Ser'ofn!a ever' known. You need ntot taki
our w rdi-y'on need iiot know our name!
mtei .all you seek. Ask your nielghtbora
ask youtr dlrutgist, tnsk or write to thou
wthto give thiorcerit iicatesantd beceenvinct
thait B. B. II. Is (lie qiulcket atd most pea
feet Bhood I?uriflnr ever before knuown. *
A Plt oM>mIr M?vaSoTAWS sUrWIDE.
MI Dft Da1hter C*10*04 111With an InfIt
mns owls", and 10 Des PtoteSUg His
WASHINGTON, December 4.-Profes
sot' Alexander Do Walmitski, the
music teacher recently arrested upon a
charge of incest preferred against itn
by his daughter., committed suicide
last night by shootinug. He was out on
ball, and the suicide was Comnitted in
his own, house. He left several letters
to his daughter, his counsel, the Qhief
of Police and one long colninnio tion
to the President and people of the
United States. The letter to. his
daughter has not beei made public,
but, the others have, and Iii all of them
ho protests his innocence of the crime
charged by his daughter. lie asserts
that his dagghter's mind is not strong,
. and that she has been influenced by
f desisgning persons to accuse hitn in
> order to obtain his property. iIe was
a Mason, Odd Fellow, Knight of Py
i thias and Knight of hlonor. lie was
of Polish birth, but came to this city
when a boy, and had been a musician
of considerable proninence and exten
. sive travel. W hen arraigned- on his
daughter's charge his counsel stated
in open court that the daughter had
abandoned his house and taken with
r her $4,000 worth of diamonds and
Jewelry, and that her charges had been
gotien up to further a scheme to get
ossession of the remainder of his prop
Abusing the Rev. Mr. Ball.
BUr'ALo, December 2.--The Rev.
George I1. Ball, of this city, is having
a hard time of it, and doubtless wishes
the election was reolly Over for him.
A gang of roughs surrounded his par
3 sonage and pelted out the windows
with chunks of coal. One large
a chunk was hurled into the sleeping
. apartment of the two daughter.i, fright
Seing theni badly. No arrests ha ve
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,.my mother influenced me to procure B. B. 11.
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Within twenty-four hours after commencing
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C. H. MONTGOOMERY, M.. D.
to Jacksonville, Ala., Juneoe, 1884.
e KIDNEY TROUBLE
For over six years I have been a terrible
a ufterer from a troublesome kidney complaint,
it for the relief of which I have spent over $250
f without benepit; the most noted so-called
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e. gle .bottle of B. B. B. has been marvelous,
a giving more relief than all ether treatment
e cembined. t is a quick cure, wnle others, if
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3t who was cured of a stubborn case of Scfuia,
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e finding no relief. One bottle of B. B. B.
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