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The Reid Obirtcter of the .Ctled Ku
We Cnnot . but uphold the right
and ondoatoi to promote the cause of
justicc aid of the public welfaro. We
hw:tve-no-other alternativo. We are
shut up to this conclusion. At times
the task Iay som hopeloss. But
yet, above all, if thoro is to ho any
future, we must -havo faith in the
ultitmato union of the right with the
might. And for this end we must
strive in faith and hope.
There is probably no m urn-c w1ich
has been introducod which so
thoroughly destro -s the Republican
charaotor of thle (overnmnt, and so
saps the foundation of all the elements
anl guaranteos no# nly of stiateship,
but of freedom an security itsolf, as
the misnamed Ku-Klux logi-lation.
The title is a mero device to blind
aild mislead, anul under cover of which
the real naturo of the Constitution
and institutios of the Gloverinnent
is to be ch1aned. The (ri.stion1s thus
presented for solution are not politi
cal. They affoot overy State from the
(ilt to tho Lakes, and from the
Paciflo to tho A ti ato ic. They con
cern'the libihies and the intorest of
the pu(ople of ever y Seolioll of this vast
country. Whitever law strikes at
the constitut ionii rights of one por.
lion of the inion, inuist of necessity
st ris It at the hopes of the rreedom of
every other pirtion "' liberties
of the Soutth etinnt I o destroyed
withoit tho txlbversion .f those of the
wholo nati(on. This 'I th may not bo
realized now, but in the light of his.
tory it is none the less clear and cor.
tain. And thii truth hts already
been perceived by a portion of the
lepublican press. Mr. William U.
Bryaitt is the editor of tle Vening
Post. A liepublicaIn in politicli
fi th, Ito lis ent ered his protest
aigninst this new attnempted wrong, inl
rt nuinn- i' so frank and so con vincing
as Itt oneO to arrest the attention
and coiniand the juidgnit. Speak
ing of t-he proposed legislation it says :
't his is tiot only unconstitional, but
it iipjlitie, -tid so vague in its
form thiat by the iUditions of tho
law, it might be pronounced 'void for
"It is unconstitutional, because
it aissumtes ititiona'l1 jurisdiution over
municipal police iatters, which are
not dol(ga1ted by the Constitution to
Congress. if two persons 'conspiro'
to coninit any crime against persons
or prolicity, this Bill, by the natural
coistr uctitt of, is terits, takes theimi
from the Stato authorities and bring's
the i before the the United Stato
tribunals as pollce courts. It erect
new seats of jilstice, with a juris
d ict ion w I h i-l con flitits at , a
pouints with that (If 11lie Stato courts,
and sets u) two di iutiot and widely
differemit piena codes, for the same
classes of ollknees, in the same terri
"It is impolitic, because it affords
an opportunlity for indefinite annoy
ance and oppression to be exercised
under the foris of law towards the
very men who ought to be conciliated
by the Gce nrl Governmnent, and whlo
miust be treated with forbiearaneo and
kindness, if peace in ever to be ob
tiined throughout the land. Unhder
this Act, anuy t wo members of ai State
Legislature who unite in prop)osing or
suplportinug a Bill which can be con
st rued its a bi id (ing tho 'eqfual privi
leges or immiiunitied of' any person or
olasn, may he' dragg~ed at one before
a national coini t andl tried for a 'high
'It is vagne in the highest dlegroo.
It confounds aill d istinetions betwoon
the jiirisdilet ions of the national andl
\State tribdniils. Whenever an offence
te'liable to puntishment by two codes,
atid by two sets of administrators,
the common result is that it is punish
bib neither. An indliotmenlt by the
-4ijeI'if be plead in 1'ar or an indiet.
Meintothier. I low' far thlis A ct wouIld ex.
f~nd the jurisiction of thle national
(Jourth dep~ends entirely upon the in
forprofat ion ,the Federal Conrts may
dho oo t'Otioi t&'it ;- bu t it 'is pla in
thi~v Ihoy mtust eitirer hocuopt nuno of
the pou ers it grafnts,' or else muset
('veLthrow and su'ppi.t the State
L'ourtS entirel-y in the prootection of
civil ordxr.: their own p~eculiar and
Ghia ractristie uor(ik unider the Consti
4tion. And this is passed just after
the Supuremie Court, in lI case of
.lij'lipto Ongil~nlst Day, has~ deidedl~
that the State Uoutmts are 'absolntely
ihdependent of the .National Governn
mejnt, so that it cannot interfere withI
the m .ee to. the extent of levying
*up'uu the, Stlaries (of .their .Judges the
utniforim tax ti levics iipoiy the iow
of~ )very~OthoQC pitigeni.
*"i ut tlpse ar~eo awts the worst pro.
visions of' the Bill. TPhe Constitution
expiressly t uhborizes the Executive to
)0Abuc .4ruy toisuppiort the laws and
it'tthiority Qf the 3t ale whe.1 the Slate
sou eollyonim ufor~ajd, and
-Ai.thy; di~te imnplicationis for'bids
.hin.'to dlq so in other eases. But thuis
il th~ize~tvs hi rj to interfere whou
hue right. Omf oitjr~ene are not proteot.
ed by .irtate1sjuhljwhen the Stato
autbhautlos if, i ornepleet to ask his
,eqq gaui1g o tipex'nt which buia
? ~u~fry rlcra!t~tonlahoh earried it,
. nke.,l hpi thie ogjyltly ai jd
li nyy even at iAny .time. pronouneQ
.ypro 9tangtpon tho inosrdern in any
on tes, alni when, na hi jA4 mw
tLe pnibli skcty.. bhall require it
- pell the abeas Corpus and
stablis iI ita '3 occupation anl
nartiali any are>. A
"In bor word ,-everotstit t 4
i resItio upo i thne vber of t
00 witIA f t10IVnAnnst)
f $he OodtItut-idi and'Its hoke, t
lation iiloft to the voluttary forbeir.
ino and sound judgment of the Presi.
lent as tihe solo safeguard for its, lib.
arties. If he should choose, at any
imne, to deolare the 'City ' 6f NWw
York or-of Washington in rebellion,
and to take possession of it with the
irmy, under martial law, that Is, un
]vr the will of himiself as Cosnomann
Jer-in-chicf, the people must choose
betwoon submission and arued re1is.
Lance to the enforcement of an Act of
Congress. ''hat is to say, it gives the
uolor of law to such a coup d'itat a
made Napoleon 111. master 0l
"No Republic is justified In thuS
surrendering its liberties. The suo
cess of such a measuro is more to bc
dreaded than its utter failure. The
restoration of order by such mneatn
would be a greater calamity to thc
country than the promotion of disor,
der by it. For it would establish a
precedent under which any political
party hereafter on obtaining the con.
trol of Congress and the Executivc
might intrench itself and itls President
in absoluto power, and leave the peo
plo no remedy against absolutism and
centralization but revolution. It i
an attack upon the foundation of oivil
liberty ; an abandonment of that re
liunce upon the law and upon public
opinion which is the growth of history
and the crown of civilization ; a re
curronce to the principles and moth
ois of barbarism."
The real object of the Bill is ovi.
dontly not so much the suppression ol
the Ku-Klux as the subversion of th<
Constitution and the domination o!
party and of faction over this widt
dotmain, regardless of whether in th
wild struggle for the retention of pow
er the public tranquility is disturbed
and all constitutional rights are abol.
The Bill is before the Senate,
Welli may the World say :-"Th<i
lill ns it passed the House, gives des
potio power to the President, an(
substitutes his irresponsible will foi
the safeguards of the Constitution. Il
authorizes him to suspend the Ilabea
Corpus and proclaim martial law it
any part of the United States making
the niecossity for substituting his ar
bitrary will for the regular operatiot
of tile laws.-Char. Courier.
Wednesday Morning, April 10, 1871,
The People Desire a Conven
Tho condition of political affairs i
South Carolina is extraordifiary.
This every one must admit. An
soni extraordinary and peculiarl,
lcal expedient, to be soarched ou
and contrived by the wisest men
within our State, assembled in Consti
tutional Convention, and by then
alone, is absolutely essential to har
mnony, security and peace. Sobe
citizens inuust somehow be induced
give a lhearty and earnest support t
thne St. to governmoeat, < lawkssnes
and violence will most surely endenv
or to apply their brutal remedIes boti
for real, and also for imaginary ills
It is, therefore, tuost cheerfully tina
we respond to tine appeal of Mr. Menm
mintger, made In his letter to thm
editor of thnis paper, whnich we publisl
to-day, and call for a Constitutiona
Convention, to consider and debate
our condition, and contrive a muethmon
of harmonirzing all classes of our peo
WVe, at tine same time, declare
that we are opposed to any attempi
by said Convention, when it meets, t<n
take away the right of suffrage frona
any oitizen of either race who hnas
already exorcised it ; because, in thnc
first lacse, we do niot believe a Stati
cnvention will have - ny except
revolutionary power to do Bo, and be
cause, if it had, there are 6otto:
mnoansi of producing harmony thar
depriving any man of the right te
vet o-suh for example, as minority
re~preentatiofl i or an extr'otedhiarg
lAonrd of T'ag Commissioners,-elooted
exclusively by property-holders, witlh
a veto power upon taxation and op.
propriation, but only when it Is emees
dive ;. or the plan of' 'oting 'now in
uiso by corporations,as suggested by
It will be obse' vd that wo do not
lay great stresi upon tine special
g~rieveneo of the tax for 1871 being
called for tLwo' montise earlfer1 irnd
thus mnade a .tax of 15 3-5 milla on
bho dollar. We believe that the
State Legislature will undoubtedly
give a quietus to, all further talk
about the miiatter,' by EImnly ctotd
inig the time of putting on the pot fty
for.non-paymnent of the tax to March
mbt, l8'72 It' id- ootnparastigely a
nnalt niatter, mstod a request' by' the
Mayl Covetion, redpeerfully inad.,
ilmnet with oheerful.ooncurrence.
Theln State Government, it is'.trueg.by
the change of time of' colleoti~ng the
tax, gains two .rnootlit' timee
should, ini consideationm of'tha gle
have mamd9. .tho .t er Onesixtm fes
B1uR. we hgey gegolde~4 AQ4I he~
waste our ut io on insignifi.
cant gam a ot against the
ti tq6 t - gainet the t&
itseZ edh we direot ou
gunak an ti a Insulting ins
,leh f t 0 V%*,ar the burden i
being C y t.old, hat they must
play hypocrit _pro eas radicalism,
hobnob with, and. hook arms, and
"driik"' Att1ys *ith ne'ederW1*fi
which the betterolass Of lets panI
not conscientiously, and, as a matter
9f otfsto atd ,feeling,, cannot, for aVf
Piwurafton, bg: Iiidi'ed to ) oj dr
lse0 kowi itJ, t/eir utonfault that
they are not represented i the Leg.
islnturo ' It Is on the contrary No
FAULT WiIATEVFIt O' TIlE Wil'rE Vao
.E that they are not rCpresuted,
and cannot, ftrq twenty -years, as
things now stand, be truly represented
in the State Government. It arises
from extraordinary . circumatances.
and is SIMP.Y NATUI.n. And so we
say, too, that the course taken by the
blacks has been siarIry' NATURE, and
and though directed, it is true, by
Carpet-baggers, was created and con
trived In their . special modification
of humanity by the Almighty.
What is needed, is simply to LOOK AT
NATURn, both in black and white,
calmly and patiently t to study it as
it is ; to give up fanatical or preju.
diced views as to what it ought to be ;
and to build our political edifice, and
adjust our political machinery accor
ding to nature and its requirements, If
we desire to accomplish enduring and
During the laat canvass, great
economy in the future was promised
by those who rule us) but how little
do they remetuber their pledges now.
They, ot) the contrary, propose to
collect two full taxes In a year and a
half, pretending that they are only
changing the time of -collection,
which, if they were sincere, bould be
accomplished by collecting only half it
tax next NoVember, and then a whole
tax every November succeeding.
The people, however, appear to us so
unanimous every whore ng inst paying
tle tax in November, that it is quite
possible that the State Government
may forego the attempt to collect it
at that time. The \lay Convention
will, doubtless, ,peak no uncertain
sound on this particular branch of the
But the property of the 8tato is
assessed beyond its value. It is pro
posed by the State Government to
reinedy this grievance, before tie ol
lection of the next tax. In what
way the government will do this plain
act of justice, whether thoroughly or
partially, the future must decide.
T here romaiha now to consider the
rrate of taxation itself, whleh is ex
~ osive, and nothing but its reduction
Swill give a sense of security to the
' tax payers of the. State. The more
squarely and fairly the question is
met just. here,' by all partiose -the bet
ter. The government miay deny the
o xistence of the'dhiease, but that will
not cure it. It is Impossible, too,
for the white property-holers to get
a lasting voice in tho Legislature, un
less majority representation be adopta
ed. 'he resigvntiotr of pretont ini
cumibents mand e!eetIyn ofcopomV
ticket. will only prove a temporary
relief. .It, therefore', 'seems to iis
better to agitate for the creation of
Tribunies to be' -iledted by' the tax.
payers .Qxclusl'tely~, rind to have a te
power upon all . axation in ecoess of
six mills on thp,. dellar. ~The. State
Governmetnt of Now York is now run
upon reven taillar on the dollar, with
nineteen miilliods or' war' deb~t as an
extra charge upon it. In (iwo years,
Governor Hoffman states,. that.the
tatation willibe only five amid a qu&er
ter mI~le ovr the dollar. - Why shoold
thisSe'8mtou1~ue the'dtble tainti'oi
of twelve gills i ~he .County. tai
be fncluded) 9n tli odoltar I It isriot
the deception, in gaining edndf~teiy
a half year's' ax, ,under pretenos of
ohanging the time of colleotion, or of
an inequitable aassesmrent, that should
most occupy attentlon i It Is the ex
ccssive taxatiott itse ff th at i' the ehkf
trouble. And -kt is hf resnOe en1
the tax ejuosti'on th'at badl goternment
Is usa~hly oveirhron.' read English
lultory, and deny' it if '.0 cab.
When a people' are so poor as.wo
are in South Oarnhina, the beut plan
of public eddteationt is thiat-whiehtwill
do the most witb a nl -assount of
montey,.awd deliberately leave a great
ieal altogetbher n'nattempted - The
wetl abouh& begirt ja the couoty *
*ewnedi For thIs purpoae,evry.Qont.
',y. o6n should supfleiment lt* sehool
dtot lota oz ghd sigptittrutn,
and (oho)kaisbrict .tmr g sn id.
di'tional town-tax ~for , qet~WIgipg
Pnbl~ .ohoolv for both raees, These
9 ' lati ele
s ol. The eleoitag ehools
ao gUh and
ould In separate buildi ' an
t gotb frqiOf chpA or' t'ion.
St th scongry g high bhool
k id alloted to, har bout
nty La eau tui a i$,a
done in he Prussian system, o most
efloient in the world. The Principal
)( the County-town Publio ligh
Behool should -direct the ourseoofl
!jjytang .disqpline-in the qthey, (V
ementary siohdols. iberility to
such qojuy-town Schools is true
economy. Make then eftie(pen Ond
suecesshful And popular, and th people
wI dmand iju I case ofrhl td
and appropriatiolt for edoeation, atd
the catousion of so benifloent a systom
into every favorable locality. And as
the fund thus tinreasta, with public
good will and favor, ettablish the
precedent, that those localitios shall
be most favored and gikcn mos,
%hich give most themselves, and
which raise an oxtra tax or contribu.
tion to be supplemelited by the Stato
As the fund is now being- frittered
away upon poor teachers badly paid,
and upon insignificant schools) very
little good is being done.
TotineTaxPayers of Fairfneid.
Thinking that some action should
be taken on the part of the Tax Pay
ers of Fairfield, in response to the
(esolutions passed by the Charleston
Poard of Trndes cohdethhatory of the
burdensome systdltt of taxation fas
tened apon us by our prescut corrupt
laogilature, we respectfully call on
the tax paying citizens of this County
to meet at the Court House on the
first Monday in IMay, to consult togetha
er as to the bust plan of alleviating
our unfortunate condition ; and to ap.
point delegates to represent us in the
Btate Convention to be held in Colui.
bit on the decotid 'l'uosday of May.
Letteir from lion. C. . flehna
UJIARLESTON, April 14, 1871.
Arditor Winhsboro New:
DEA kt Sitt t-I htivo reedived your
paper which you have sent me, atid I
am glad to ioe yotu engaged iti two
*oik : on is, canvassing tho various
remedics for the various evils urder
which our 8tate is groaning, the other
is, proposing yourself a teinedy.
Well knowing your fairness and
patriotism, I would bd glad to have
your rorutiny of anything proposed by
me, and therefore, I would supgest
some replies to objectionis made to
the remody which I hate suggested.
I do not observe any i jeaction mado
as to tho efficacy of th remtedy, it
it could be made practicable. A con
stituency of tax-payers who oould
also read, would certa-inly remove the
present Lecgislutarite and would soon
setid another, which would correct all
the existing evils of tho state and
The question terns entirely . upo~n
the supposed diffieulties of amending
the Constitution. My first proposi.
tion to that end is the call of a Cons
ventioni, It is objected that .this re
quire. too much time, The provisions
of the existing Constitution require
three steps to be taken fo.' the call of
a Convention : A 'tote of two-thirds
of the Legislature recommeiiding to
th. electors at the next gegmeral elec
Lion to vote for or against the call of
a Convention, Second, a majority of
the elecjtorg snust ,vote for the call,
and third, the' General Assembly
sbhl then gall th~e Convention. 'The
sext general 'election Will take place
in .Oojober, 1819, and the Legislature
hon to be eleooted ineitu in Novem:
der fo~llowing. Suppbeiag thendhabt
>nt present rdlers won~ favor the
mali of ,a Conveop9, the votqjof the
people 'cou'ld be ' en& Is Ucooer,
872 0 the Callceu.' by ,Aad6 in -No.
rember, add ~h ContcntioO could
meet in Jan iary, *1878.- 1'i Lody
toeld havefull ontrolover the sub.
Net, and! thqir.enaotanents conld take
ffetsas poon, as they should see fit.
3ne.yeat and nine nmonths would,
herefore, be~ the peiod for exerois
ng, h patierroo oo people,- assu
og shak the fdsmit wo'odb.ftra
.Bgt th grea t Ifl6ufty renfeins,
eill the preaM votets consent to
bitt witli any of theirpilogcst
ertiqinly soE, if d'~ r* A Q:pere
jueetion of parting ,i b ghei." dut
* li reaI y a difeten t'ues.fion, and
i i sol w ne of vas y indreased
>ropuftions. 1'io ole' will bato to
)tudo,4 btweeI atarcby on ti~e onle
uanmdauid soforuictiijf the overn
acrfit on d~e Qt.6% Th#'ehctitinoe's
,ifl be revived %wi9146 )&AN heretofore
>ntpdued d all Qnee io. go er.
9 et, -b esoObil., re or bills In'
f te' igench .9998' eun a 63j6bl
nd of t epa rta antt I'thegfreat didi
aideghateu~ eno6 been
dopted and are no esain p p)ably
Enda~~; shyacuM' It not bpractiaI
le to affaat ham f ta umvt A;
C(onvention would not-t.' 49d down to
any special plan. Every Oter who
isin fevr of by tkin'd U reform
WQuld i~te for" ConvlU S bd if
4ise andgood ion coul4fi11d their
y in such b do so
lan id b ij do d id fbtld
uipro the o-o itiol g
1 fliioi, 0 flg5sb
Many schemes would -doubtlesr 'be
prosentod, and if nothing moroe-ould
be effected than the Illinois plan of
alld~Ing I reprnntative tihbrifi
Irq9l9 would be gained. . Bl t ,1 1,m1
mnuoh' more hopeful than thti. I be
lieve that if we would all unite in a
vigorous and go9d $emporqd effort, we
could 4pocure, ft? thc Idatlt, ; takx
pn.iIlg luaitcatitiolt for the voter..
E ven auch a quallie*t ion cuuld to ar.
ranged, so as not tu disfranclise prem
cnt voters. By adopting a schemo
siimilar to that which prevails in cor
poratlins, and fixing a grlade to cauh
vuto troportioned to the tax paid by
the votr-that Is to say, allowing anl
additionai vote for every ton or twon4
ly dollir tax paid in support of the
governmetit, a very ellicient uheek
could be introdluced, This plan would
have thi grett recommendation of
restoring, in sotunL degree, the excel,
lent provision In our lato State Con
stitution which established a rate of
representation, compounded of pro
perty and population.
It seens to me that if all partos
would simply unite at present in pro
moting the dall of a Coilventiun, a
great advance could be inade towards
a peaceful solution of our difficulties -
and I would suggest to you as an edil
tor with much iifluence on both sides,
whether it would not be your best
course to set aside all differences attd
urge that the first step be takehi at
the next session of the LegislatUre,
and that the question be referred to
the voters at tho iiuxt gelleral e.lo
tion, whether or no a Convention shall
Very truly ySur friend,
C. G. MEMMING1it.
WASHINOTON, April Ili-The fol
lowing is the very latest :
The Versailles are colupletely mas
ters of the situation at Neuilly, but
spare the inhabitants as far as possible.
Fort Valerien's fire is consequently
very slow, but a .harp fire in the Bois
de Bologne is kept up.
The League, for defence of the citi
zons of Paris, demands Communal
liberty, and that the National Guard
alone shall guard Paris.
Twelve thousand Insurgents sort ied
from Chatilliorl3 and were repulsed.
it is stated that the Insurgents de
mand a million of francs from the
Ohurbsh and will kill the Archbishop
of Paris if refused.
Tbe Insurgents have takeit away
the plato frotu the forign offile in
Titters proclaims the status of Paris
unchanged. The conduct of the Ver
sailles troops was admirable.
The insurrection at Touluna is sup
. The disarmament of the Nationals
at Marsailles proceeds.
Th6 Nationals were attacked at
Atnietas and claim a vidtory.
The strength of the army omf Pari
Tiorpedoes were placed in the five
nue of Grand Army.
T'wehty-6lve thotlttad regulars are
expaoted from Germany alt W6dnes.
.. Auls, Apr'il il.-Tihe breachbio
Porte Maillot is praeticable, and the
assault upon it is expected to-mottowv.
The (Jominune are barricading
every street. They have more tha
100f,O00 desperate men under their
commwand, atcd the work of carrying
(he uarrleades will be far fuly cloud y
??PAnfo, A pril li---A loud and unini
terrupted cannonade has been hept up
since last evening, between .Ohatilon
and the southern foroes. The infan
try is also engaage'd?
The noise of the fuitrailleuses and
tnushetry has been incessentainjee give
o'clock this mlolning.
" Cannonading around Nieuillv Porte
Maillot and Porte Deeternes hes beeni
resumed, and is as violent as thlat on
Fighting is now golrig on in the
Bois de Boulogno and at Aspiere.
Thb Commune isforwardiug rein
foveemients to the troops engaged .
The wounded- are comirtg in i large
numbers, The lesses are heavy.
Official rerts of tihe commune
olaim thtat the-versailles troops were
iepulsod on Tuesday evening in.- the
attack on the6 southern forts, and that
thieir' loss was heavy, while that of the
conymnunists was very light.
isLNero1y April lS.-Bombrowskl
ivery popular with his troops. H~e
declares he will-bura Neuilly1 Villos
and Putnacix if it is necessary for de
-MeMaho6 has gone to Villolatange,
and a decisive battle upon the insur
gent positions is expected.
'Waswro'rot~r April 1S--Cable
dispatebes report a tremendous firirig
in the direction of the forte. but as
yet, 1no decisive or important action.
Pants A pril. ),3,'-ombre wski re
ports t~o tipe Con~munal. (Commi t)ee.
theaih.U oto s ar6 doiig. Ooellent
suffed a red hoidin'g three'fdijrths
of the te tn of Neodilly, and -he'hoo
to'possesus the bridge across theo Seino
'Th6e Cr1 DIr Peuple, says: The 1Ver
salles toop have' been drived from
uiladare' flying towardi 'Cent's
bevote. 'The Orleh'ns railway Is out
by t'e Versailles troops.
F'rt Valetfen ikflring heaiiy this
Members , o'f the Comnmune a're per.
sohally Mihe -nel to 4b.-..a'g th
The British Cons at fJ'a Wai of
Englishmen to leave 0 city 0i
PAnIS, ri l, 'enin fie G
is a ive tl
are aux I? to ta . 01 u t in: of
sists upon d n ui rptio '
gun-boat; $ Il v gr . er
Cloud tow ay. emb lie IIt
National Guard wvasashot to.day for oi
killing his captaini Ile confessed u<
to killing five oflicers. Petroleum all
'siiell - h6VO b6rsi Pyr I-gd p
into Valurian. The Chureh of )t. i
Roehe has been seletd. Tlie 'W'Ond66 so
falsely denounoed a -citizii dress.ed of
it) plain clothes as a priesh The R
wOrden were teri ibly beaten by the
crowd. This is the re-action in favor P
LoNDrW4 April 15.-The voneentra- a
tion of Iy al troops atersaill.s esei.l
tin ue. .Thier.4, In a OIt iuir, ays
the lighting of the last two dayb ws it
Comparatively unimportant. 'Thie
Governmtint troops are Well establish- 11
ed in their positions, Tho insurgent Jul
sorties were ineffootual- I to
PAnis, April 15.-There was bi-isk
cannonading, yesterday evening.
Cluseret claims to have rephlsed the t
Assetnblsts. The cannonading re- vi
commenced at the Muillut gates, this it
From Washinglon hr
WA58HrNGTO0N, April 14 -The ga
House has adopted an amendemtiuit to dt
the deficieney appropriatiotn bill 1-t- of
poaling that portion of that provison ki
of the legislativu appropriatzio bill
of last year which deprived the hold
ers of Presidentlgl pardbns of all
stabding ih the courts, The ation C
now taken by the House, \vithout a b
dissontient voice, proVides for fulfil
ling the ptomise of the dibinety pro; fir
olamhation of Dcembel-, 1803, anti bt
applies only to pardons gratited under
said proclamation of President Lin. (X
colo, with a view to induce persons to
abandon the rebollion, and where
the) did actually abatidon it and Al
breafter kept their obligations in
The Democratic Senators and iop- th
resentatives held a caucus to-night, sa
when Senators Bayard, chairman of a
committee to prepare an address to
the people stated that la view of the S'
pending legislation on the Xu Klux "t
bill, the coitinittee was not rdady to af
report on Monday night at an adjourti- do
ed uceting of the caucus.
The caucus earnestly adviSCs all Lb
Democratic members now absont to t
return to Washington to vote upon "o
WASIIINbTON, April 15.-A throe i"
days' ieligious riot at Od tsa Sc
stopped by the bayonet The Parlia- he
ment of the Dominion of Canada has ha
been prorogucd. The Clovernor Gen. no
eral's i.pleh Is hopeful of gootl results P
from the lligh-Commimssion.
George Wonddikir, ali3s Dutch
George, a famous counterfeiter, vas
arrcs:ed in New York, and commit.- f'
ted in default of 25,000 bail. s
WVorlc on the Southern Pacific all
Railroad is being ptished vigorous- i
ly from Gileroy,. California, South- ell
Comparatively heavy fighting has rN
been going on in Cuba. The Cubans "
sedad to hI thoroughly organied fo a
guer illa war-. Oi
The severe fight ing around I'arisa up "
to last night did hot materially ha
change the situation. All are waiting at
for a grand attack Melathon Is at
Ruib. Ciusheret in reporting to the
Comnne tfO boasts thait the A~sembllists I
hat*V betti seriouglf t-opulsed, and D<t
that he lias great confidence in ulti- in
matCe iknicess. The Communists are i
pfuierim.g public offices aind chul-ch- mi
es. They coin all treasures, found. -dii
The supply of milk has ceansd, and so'
prdvisions ato risimg. no
Thirt~y coal mines, supplying St. "
Louis, have stopped, in conseriunee hi
of a strike. TLhe Miissouri itiver has "a
rallen ix feet. thi
Thfe Senate postponed proeodlngsq
preblianary to conside iing the House
amnesty bill. This action s consid
ered unfavotable to the bill. 0(
The. Iouse, te'mpoIrar ily poscponiug wi
the Kn Ki bill as a rhanded b 'the Di
sonate, pro~eedd~J with the defieieeyp
WAsiarsaio, April, 1i6.--Major. D!
Bolgor has been fully festored to his I
position in the ai-my, a :
Sehlorer, Minister of dtie tGerrhan si
Thmpire, has arrived. oh
TIhe IRepublican Brnators hold a
aucus on Monday, on amtesty.
.In the Hlouse, the genate Amen6 "
ment to die defiinoy 1iil1, as antenid-8
ed by .tid Ilouse, authod~iing the re- "
pealing of. natignal billg and assessing 4
bankh for the pdnso, was fNe~ed
47' tot lA. 'inglIj,a ooni~tytee'or
cenforonc was asked. Trlie Kut llux
bill was taken uip. Tio 'Schat's~ thn
amendment., extending the right of tn
the Prisident to suspend tho habcad
corpats to tric end of the next, regnlar an
session of Congress, was. tejected-86 an
to $. An amendment ret ring the rul
iron-clad oath fronm Federa 'urois wvas sti
rejected without'diviaon. be abrend- abi
ment know~n as "Shiernian's arnend- hol
mean," telegraphed in full last night,:
wag ,rejected-yoas .45 ; naygs 101. an
Thus is fthe amendnmant' a'ssessing
(amaiges on loca'iti. Other amend-. *'
fl14t-4.the most of the-m imieoteriul 091
were concurred in, ahid a comm tittee Ma
of conference was ordered. Shella. hot
Barger, 8'ohloffetd'and Kerr WOreoap. by;
pointed on the liart of the House. uni
Piili.ADSVffirlA P., April 15.- tiel
Three rufians, wh'lo outraged a lady
last Tuesday -were convioted and. son
tened fb- pay 4 flud of $1,000, aridth
to borte fifte6rj years in the peniten10
ip[Qiek work.] . N.
'ar.A NY,' N. V., 15.-A special
bletin for 'the' Nevw York vaae
flially pas~ed-5 to 55. - - in.
New Yonjt, April 15.-a'h.ecorpo. .].
ratiotn 6f the Texas Paoifle Railroad Tht
Co~rmay held a uaaeI s ..daa th fez.
loo of Marshall 0. Roberto. Amndiig
e prominent persons present well
3noral Fremont, J. W. Forney, of
o Philadelphia Press; Senator Nye,
Nevada; Thomas A Scott, of the
musylvania Railroad ; J. P. South.
n, of Columbia, S. C. ; General
senorans, and a number of other
pitalists and railroad men. Sam
Sloan was appointed Treasurer,
J gave bouds for $400,000-Judge
erpbfot and Marshal- 0.- Roberts
ing stcurities.- .Jiy u gnimou. on.
lt.; 11,000 out'of the 2(id6lf Abares
stock wor. allotted to Marbshall 0.
.berts- thus virtually securig. the
tire euniltrol of $he, r9sd *id,. gt!
'tisilelhy, in case ho desires it.
fleral "Frbinbht received- &.000
ares, indl the remaining 4,000
are were distributod amongi the
lance of the oorpoeationki hud were
m11ediately subsoribed fir.
The Commercial Advertisor pub.
hes a rumor that the itopublibanl
bilmber who aniounced his intentiou
vote with Ienocrats) cost themi
JAcKSON, Miss,, April I. A
rritio hail-storm passdd over thid
3inty, last nigbt., lasting for fifteol
*nuitoz. Many stones measuring sik
Lhies in circum cronce word found.
veral thousaind window lights Were
uken sheet iron roofing perfo rated;
rdens, fields, crops and fitit seti
sly daiaged, forest trees strippet
their folinge, and hundreds of birds
Nvt YonK, April 1.-Evening.
>tton steadyj with gales of 3,811
les, at 14J. Gold I0j.
CIIARIEsTON) April 1. -Cotton
m-middlings 13 ; receipts 414
les ; sales (000.
Livvaroonj, Apr:1 15.-Evening
itton, quiet-uplauds 71 ; Orleans
;alcs 10,000 baleo.
Illustration Used Against Its Auth or,
In his speech on Wednosday last in
o United States Senato Mr. Schurz
'he Senator from Wisconsin in a fine
-ain of classia eloqueneo likened the
niator fromp Massachusetts to Brutus
riking his dagger into C(sar's breast
er Cason tind Cassius had already
no their work. It *as a beautiful
urd, and the likeness is totter
in the Senator from Wisconsin
ought. To be sure the dagger was
t leveled at the breast of republican
ii, but the weapon went straight
:o the heart of Cmarisni ; and the
natdr from Wisconsin, scholar as
is, will remember that the world
s since agreed to call Brutus "the
ble t llomitn of thtm all. [Apo
Luse in the galleries.)
The German imperial crown is a
it high, of 41 carats gold, and leav.
soc with pears, The sceptre is of
vor gilti and two feet long. The
)bo carried in the hand is of the
est gold, three and saven-eight in.
en in dianmeter, and enriched by two
igs, one perpendicular and half cov,
)d with Jewels, and the other horl
ital and entirely crusted with gems.
i top is a cross whleh fairly bses
th predious stones. The insignia
fe long been kept in the Hofbourg
The lleasoll Whiy,
t is said that the reason why Fred,
uglass declined Oeneral Grant,
ritation to dine at the Whitb'
>use wtith the San lIhmingo C06m'
Paionlers wats to lie found in a very
tindt uindetstanding in Washington
tiety, that Mrs. Grant will tolerate
negro eqiuality at her table or aniy.
e else in hler hotbehioldl. Grants
nself, is not particular' in suelt
tters. lHe will hub-nob with anyf
iig that has a vote.
A Mhin Wilh .Six Wives.
T'he Troy T1'imes gives the outined
the career of a traveling ddctor,
pis shown up at longth b& the Erie
spatah; The~c fornmer paper says kid
mupous manlier and volubility of
iue liave given~ him the name of
Whistlwnd,-bt his fecaI 'name
TLaylor aiid his original bocupation
hoemnaker. Ile is the liusbAnd of'
wives And the father of' no end of
lldren. That beats flowen.
The Scientifie Anseien sanys it is
w "impossible td eenitruot' a'btfi
Lr-pro'of -safe, fot' the thief;'withi his
tinders of comptrosaed hydrogen
i oxyge'n,' Ba in a' few secondsg
irt holes of any dieoib the hardest
tal- his fire.:driHl enaiblin~g hiin 1W
O w minatds to' wo rk bhis trsy into
4trongest safe that was ever'con
We have very liule confidence~in
scheme which relies upon a vol
~ary abandonment of power by the
ing party either in or out of tle
te. If we breakc their power
oad we ean easily control them~ at
[But not till then.-.-Abevile Prwi
d4ison cougty, tas tyken fri.bis
iso, on the night of" the *21
a gigpgsof rullians, who beat hing
ausq, ho .voted t i9 ,reuoorr4 b
otno of tile papers are seeing what
y can do in thie wjt of turkey sto'
.One tolls4 of a trmnot'ity Sof pid
V., whQ has'a tuirkey 'that laid l00
a r 00 consolutive daya, nev'ri
sing a da~ on account of ? tfrdd
oWn. * . ,
Leoonstructiono has proved~ &aadist.
true questionnowla he~ remedy
this. (aihura:,..ajrco.v Co.r..