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VOLUME Vii.-NUMBER 1068. CHARLESTON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1869. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK
THE STATE CAPITAX.
PASSAGE OF THE BILL TO AMENS THE CRIMINAL
LAW-FAVORABLE REI ORT ON THE CHARLESTON
ELECTION BILL-OTHER LEGISLATIVE PROCEED?
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DAILY NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, January 29.-IN THE SENATE, the
following bills were passed and sent to the
House : A bill to determine the value of con?
tracts made in Confederate States notes or
their equivalent; a bill to authorize the renew?
al of State stocka and beads; a bill to punish
persons obtaining property under false pre?
The Committee on Elections reponed favor?
ably ou the Charleston Election bill,-which was
made the special order for Thursday next.
The-amendmeDts of the Houeo to-ibo bill to
alter and amend the criminal law, were con?
curred in, and the title changed to an act and
ordered to be enrolled.
The bill to regulate banks in liquidation was
referred to the Finance Committee.
Tibe bill to incorporate certain fire eugine
companies passed its second reading.
The bill to organizo the militia was made tho
special order for Wednesday next.
The Civil Bights bill was referred to the Ju?
IN THE Housn, the bill to renew the charter
of the Charleston Aucieut Artillery Society
parsed its second reading.
The bill to estab.ish the Mount Pleasant and
Sullivan's Island Ferry Company was made
the special order for Tuesday next.
The bili to aid the Greenville and Columbia
RaiL-oad Company was postponed to next
1 he House adjourned over to Monday.
UNDERWOOD REST 1 Li ^.N ED-SHERMAN SICE.
WASHINGTON, January 29_The United States
Supreme Court has issued a writ of injunction
against Judge Underwood, to prc ven t"b im from
nullifying Virginia judicial acts on the ground
of the ineligibility of officers of the courts
under the Fourteenth amendment. The writ
is made returnable on Friday next.
General Sherman is sick at St. Louis, and
will go to New Orleans for bis health.
THE SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT-EDUCATIONAL AND
PROPERTY QUALIFICATIONS ALLOWED-REDUC?
TION OF THE Ar.MY.
WASHINGTON, January 29.-IN THE HOUSE
the Judiciary Committee reported favorably on
tba bill to restore the lands of Blanton Dun?
can, in Kentucky. McKee and Mullin opposed
it, and, on motion of Schofield, it was laid on
The discussion of the constitutional suffrage
amendment was resumed. v
Au amendment forbidding educational or
property qualification was voted down by a
vote of 95 to 45.
Without further action thc House adjourned.
In THE SENATE, petitions were presented
against the ratification of tho Alabama Claims
treaty, and foran appropriation for observing
. the total eclipse of the sun in August.
The McGarrahan case was referred to the
Committee on Private Lands after a long per?
Harlan introduced a bill, without commit?
ting himself in its favor, to aid tho Memphis
and El Paso Pacific Railroad.
The Pensions Committee reported adversely
to pensioning Mrs. Lincoln.
The Judiciary Committee reported adverse?
ly to the bill extending the jurisdiction of the
Court of Claims to loyal citizens for property
taken daring the war; also the bill authorizing
payment for stores furnished to the Engineer
and Ordnance Departments.
Wilson's bill reducing the army was passed,
with an amendment that the two vacant briga?
dier-generalships shall not be tilled until the
prohibition is removed.
RELIGIOUS EQUALITY IN SPAIN-M0NTPEK8IER
MADREO, January 29.-The provisional gov?
ernment has established the equality of reli?
gious sects before tho law.
It is stated that the members of the provi?
sional government unanimously favor Mont?
pelier for the throne.
RESIGNATION OF THE GRECIAN PRIME MINISTER.
ATHENS, January 29.-At a recent public din?
ner in this oity, the American Minister, Tuck
erman, pledged the cordial sympathy of bis
government to Greece in the anticipated
Primo Minister Bulgaria bas resigned.
Nothing is known regarding tho King's in?
tention relativo to the Conference.
DEATH OF A RADICAL POLITICIAN.
LONDON, January 27.-Ernest Jones, a well
known Radical politician, died yesterday. He
had just been informally chosen by ballot
over Wilmer Gibson, Liberal candidate, to
succeed Berley, the present member of Par?
liament from Manchester, in case the latter
should be unseated on the charge of bribery.
CAPTURE OF A SCHOONER LOADED WITH ARMS
AND AMMUNITION FOR THE REBELS.
HAVANA, January 29.-An English schooner
from >'assail with twenty-two native Cubans
on board, en route to join the insurgents, has
Jpeen captured. Seeing that capture was in?
evitable the orew of the schooner threw over?
board the arms and ammunition with which
abe was loaded.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The Merchants' National Bank of Little Bock
The Cape Fear Agricultural Association had
it3 first regular meeting iu Wilmington, N. C.,
yesterday. Delegates attended from fifteon
counties in North Carolina, and from severa. 1
counties in South Carolina.
Tho injnnotion ia tbe North Carolina courts
against the Seato appropriation to the Chath?
am Biilroad is likely to bo sustained.
Captain Green, colored, one or the Ogeecuce
prisoners, bas been committed on a charge of
insurrection. Eighty-three others will proba?
bly be committed on the same charge.
A resolution in tho Georgia Legislature, yes?
terday, to extend suffrage to females, was ridi?
culed and lost.
-The first of the three balls at thc Tuileries
came off on the 4th of January. Among the
three thousand invitations, twenty-six were
allowed to Minister Dix for Americans. Ho
had six hundred applications for these canes,
and of course there were fivo hundred aud
?eventy-fonr disappointed expectants, untas
some of them were admitted to the two balle
which followed. At tho fireball the Empress
wore a thin white silk dress, trimmed with
lace, both embroidered in silver. Her orna?
ments were diamonds, oo the head, neck and
shoulden*. Both tba Emperor and Empress
looked particularly well.
EEOM THE STA.TE CAEITAZ.
The Contested Election Bill-A Prospect
ot Opposition - General Legislative
[FEOM OUB OWN COBRESPONDENT. 1
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 28.-There will be
Borne strong opposition to Senator Corbin's
election bill. The great argument of the oppo?
sition is that it should be left to the courts.
IN THE SENATE, this morning, J. J. Wright,
from tho Committee on Elections, to whom
was referred a bill to confirm and declare valid
the recent election of Mayor and Alderm en of
the City of Charleston, with a request to report
this day, reported that the committee have had
access to the official reports in the case before
the Acting Board of Aldermen of said city, ako
to the records of the Supremo Court, and find?
ing the case somewhat complicated, and in
view of the fact that this bill was so reoently
referred to the coumitteo, they ask for farther
Under tho rules, tho report of the committee
was laid over for consideration to-morrow.
The question of granting the committee fur?
ther time may bring up the bill.
The Senate have had some warm discussion
over a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to
define the jurisdiction and duties of County
Commissioners." The question dis ussed was
the proper rate for licenses to liquor dealers
outside of the limita of incorporated cities,
towns and villages in the respectivo counties.
Tho first section of the bill fiscs the rate at
two hundred dollars, to be paid to the County
Treasurer by the applicant for a license. It
was contended on the one side that it was ne?
cessary to fix a high rate of license lu order to
discourage the traffic, while on the other hand
it was argued that more money would bo
brought into the treasury, and leso liquor
drank, by reducing the price to twenty-five or
fifty dollars. The bill was finally recommitted
to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Thc following bills, which bad passed their
third reading in the House, were read the first
time in the Senate:
A bill to incorporate the Vaucluse Manufac?
turing Company in the State of South Caro?
A bill to amend an act entitled "Au act to
lease the State road running trom tbe County
of Greenville in this State across the Saluda
Mountain to the County of Henderson in North
A bill to enforce the provisions of the Civil
Bights bill of the United States Congress.
A bill to incorporate the Lake Swamp Navi?
A message from the House was received in?
forming the Senate that the House refused to
concur iu the resolution from the Senate re?
questing Congress to remove the political dis?
abilities of Johu C. Hopo, of Lexington
The bill to authorize tho consolidation of tbe
Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany, and the Columbia aud Augusta Railroad
Company was made the special order for one
P. M. to-morrow.
Tho bill to incorporate tho Citizens' 8avings
Bank of South Carolina, after a lengthy dis?
cussion, passed its second reading ana was
ordered to bo engrossed. This bill having
passed, the House, will probably bo read a
third time in the Senate to-morrow, aud be
sent to tho Governor for approval.
IN THE HOUSE, Wupper, from the Commit?
tee on the Judiciary, repopted unfavorably on
a Senate bill to chango the location of the
county se&t of Barnwell County from Barnwell
Courthouse to Blackville. Tho bili was order?
ed to lie over for a second reading.
Mr. Tomlinson, reported the following con?
current resolution, which was adopted, and
ordered to be sent to th? Senate :
Efsjtced, by tbj House of Representatives,
the Senate concurring, that the Congress of
the United States be respectfully requested
to remove the political disabilities of isaac J.
Long, of Horry County, Lemuel L. Griffin, of
Abbeville, and Robert Hawthorne, of Fairfield
Also, on a Senate concurrent resolution for the
removal of the political disabilities of Thomas
J. Lamotte, of Columbia, and recommended
that tho House ooncur in the resolution, which
was concurred io.
Mr. Mays introduced the following resolu?
tion, which was adopted :
Hesolced, That the Committee on Incorpo?
rations be requested to so amend the charter
of the Town of Orangeburg, and all other in?
corporated towns in the State, as to conform
to the Constitution of this State, sod tbat the
same be included in the general incorporation
Mr. R. M. Smith introduced a bill to afford
aid in the extension of the Spartanburg and
Union Railroad. Read the first time, and re?
ferred to the Committee on Railroads.
Mr. Turner introduced tho following resec?
tion, which waa adopted :
Resolved, That the Committee on Military
Afiairs, to whom was referred a concurrent
resolution requiring the Chief Constable of
South Carolina to report to the General As?
sembly the number of Bubordinate constables
that has been appointed ia this otate, be re?
quired to report upon the came on Monday
Mi-. Neagle "'ntroduoed a bill to provide for
tho revision and consolidation of tho statutes
and laws of the State. Road tho first time and
referred to tho Committee on the Judiciary.
A .Senate bill to altor aud amend tho crimi?
nal law, bciug the unfinished business of the
previous day at the hour of adjournment,
was taken up.
The second reading of the bill at section two
Mr. Jenks o tie: cd the following as a substitute
for section three :
SECTION 3. The crime of burglary shall bc
punishable by bard labor iu the penitentiary
tor a period not exceeding thirty years nor less
than one; but the crime of arson, committed
on a dwelling houso at night, when actually
occupied, and aggravated cases of rape, shall
be punishable with imprisonment at hard labor
in tho penitentiary during natural life vt the
Bansier moved to amend the substitute as fol?
lows: Tostrikeout ali after the words "nor less
than one," and insert in lieu thereof : "The
crimes of rape and arson shall bo punishable by
hard labor m tho penitentiary for life, or for a
period not less than ten year?, according to
the aggravation of the offences,-' which was
A bili to regulate the agencies of insurance
companies not incorporated in the State of
South Carolina was recommitted.
The bill to incorporate tbe Amateur Litera-y
and Fraternal Association of Charleston was
read a third time, and ordered to be engrossed.
-An individual in Berlin undertook on a
wager to sit tor four hours ia a harbor's win?
dow, without moviug, in place of tho wax
figure customarily di -played there. At throe
in thc afternoon ho appoared at his post, dress?
ed in a v bite sheet and with a huge wig ou bis
head sui mounted bv a fez cap. Every effort
was made by the bystanders to mace bim
show some sign of lifo. . Street boys wura
tempted by tho promise of l?ge rewards to
make their most ridiculous grimaces, and ad?
dress him in all sorts ot runny speeches; but
all in vain. Ho remained immovable until tho
clock struck Beven, when he rose, bowed grave?
ly io the assembled crowd, aud retired into tho
-Thero is cood deal of talk in France about
the fact that many of the fiuest pictures ia the
great collectioa ol the Louvre havo beeuoar
ricd off to different imperial palaces or to the
houses of officials about the court. These pic?
tures are tho property of the nation, sad tbe
Emperor bas no better right to them than any
other Frenchman. As long ago aa 1858 the
Empress took away a Holy Family of Murillo,
ono ot the fiuest in existence, to plac? in tho
nar; orv of tho Prince Imperial at tbe Toileries,
und she has since appropriated manv other
masterpieces of the Spanish school. This sort
ot appropriation ol the public properly is like?
ly to cause Napoleon III a great deal ot trou?
ble. It toucues thc popular feeling of the
French tu a point ?hero it is most sensitive,
and it will be difficult tor tho Einpeior either
to deny tho offence or to justify its commis?
OE TEE MEG.
Iron Cotton Ties-Products of tho Coun?
ty-Effects of the War-Value of Land
A New State Map-Schools and Col?
leges-WotTord-A Moral Plan-"!) ry"
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPOND ENT ]
SPARTANBUBO, January 20, 1869.-Ropc-m ak
ing will soon bc one of the lost arts. Wh at
with tbe abolition of capital punishment, now
getting more and more fashionable everywhere,
and the substitution of iron for the old-fash -
ioned hempen bands, the rope-walk will soon
become deserted. From the general favor
which the iron-tie seems to find, I suppose its
use must be more to tho advantage, of the cot?
ton packer than the rope whicb it bas sup?
planted. And yet there are those who regret
the disappearance of the rope. The manufac?
turera and dealers are, of course, ol' thia num?
ber; but nearer home, we find tbe perqui sites
of tho proprietors of the cotton presses in our
shipping ports very materially reduced. I have
been told that some of our presse3, in th e
good old times, before rope bad given way to
iron, netted as much a? $3000 per annum from
the waste rope ends. 'Tis an ill wind that
blows nobody good, and viee versa. In tho
course of my travels, I have Been cotton bales
tied with four, five and six iron-tios; very rare?
ly any ti;d with rope. As a general thing,
however, the cotton now seen at railroad de?
pots is in good condition-rather more so than
used to be tbe case in former years.
Spartanburg, as you know, is not a cotton
country, though moro or less cotton bas al?
ways been raised in the district, and sold in
this town. The census of 1SG0 giv?s tho pro?
duction for that year at six thousand two hun?
dred and seventy-nine bales. The population
of the district is Bet down at twenty-six thou?
sand nine hundred and ten, of which number
eight thousand two hundred and forty were
slaves. There were then, according to the
same authority, one hundred and fifty-six
thousand acres of improved lands, and four
hundred and fifty-six thousand acres of unim?
proved. The cash value of farms is given at
$4 338,000. As tho number of slaves in this
district bore but a small ratio to tho white
population, the chango of thc labor system
bas not worked os disadvantageously here as
in other parts of the State.
The war also, so terrible in its ravages in the
lower and middle parts of thc State, passed by
Spartanburg. True, she gave ber sons and
her treasure, as freely as you did who dwell by
the Bea; but she was spared the blighting tread
of hostile and contending armies, and the
wanton and wholesale destruction of the accu?
mulated wealth of years. Consequently she
recovered more speedily from the shock caused
by the disastrous close of tho war, than other
parts of tho State; and land to-day is as valu?
able in almost every part of the county as it
was in 1860. In some sections it is more so.
Tbe reason is obvious. Thc population is prin?
cipally composed of small farmers. Large
planters aro only found in thc rich river bot?
toms. These farmers and planters have nearly
oil mad? more or lesa rooney this Tear, and land
offers the only sure and profitable investment
for this surplus. Besides, Spartanburg has
valuable iron, gold and other mines, and an
almost incalculable amount of water power
all now exciting attention, aud promising to
bring a large influx of population and capital
from abroad. No wonder, therefore, that land
owners should bo slow to part with their pos?
sessions at present figures.
As I am" "on the wing," and have only been
travelling along tho linc of the railroad, I have
not had th? opportunity of visiting the many
factories of this county. Spartanburg is an
old manufacturing district. Bitesville and
Biringsvillo have long been known a? colton
spinners, and the rolling mills on the Pacolet
have supplied the.wholo up-country with nails
and iron for macy, years past. Still, manu?
factures are only in their infancy. Not a hun?
dredth part of the water powor of the county
is in use. This is all but certain to become
the manufacturing county of South Carolina.
A communication, published in tho Pheonix
about a month ago, under the signature of
'-Pacolet," and, if I mistake not, republished
in THE NEWS, gives a vory full and satisfac?
tory account of the extent of the water power
of Spartanburg. "Pacolet," who is throughly
familial' with his subjact, states that he does
not know of any territory of tho same aroa in
the United States that has tho same amount
of water powor as Spartanburg.
Labor is abundant hore and cheap. Tho fac?
tories already in operation have no difficulty
in obtaining all tho labor they require; and a
much larger number of operatives could be
obtained from the poor p. oplo who live at the
foot o? thc uiuuutaitis, within twenty miles of
Spartanburg. I hops that ere long tho Paco
lots, thc Tygers and the Eaorec will bj crowded
with mills, as tho Connecticut, thc Raritan
and tho Genessoc are to-day; nay, moro, I
fully believe that maa; of your readers will
live to see thc full realization of this hope.
Spartanburg is a pretty stirring place for
business ; in this respect resembling Walhalla,
as sketched in one of my letters. Being a
railroad termiuus,.it, is tho converging point
of hundreds, if not of thousands of wagons,
coming long distances, laden with produce of
various kinds. Corn, butter, eggs, fowls, ap?
ples, ko., aro purchased hore at about tho
same rates as in Walhalla. The local con?
sumption is much greater, however, than at
the latter place, as Spartanbarg is quito a con?
siderable town. Population, probably, about
3000. There is a large number of atoros herc. 1
and eomo of thom appear to be doing a very
fine business. . I board of one firm whose re?
ceipts during several weeks boforo Christmas
avoragod about $800 a Jay. This is not bad for
an up-country villago store. I do not know
wbother oui1 Charleston friends are alive to
this fact; but I fou id in thc course of my trav?
els, that tho businoss men of Now York, Phil?
adelphia and B Altimore arjdispjjud touurao
all ttieso httlo avenues of trade; and their
drummers aro to bo mot with at every railroad
doiiot and every cross-roads country storo.
Let your Charleston importers and jobbers,
factors and commission merchants, bear this
in mind, and shape their course uccoidiugly.
If they make tba necessary offjrta, they can
retain and control the trade of the State, not>
withstanding all tho seductivo allinvoients of
The surveyors have b"en at work for some
weeks here laying off tho county into town?
ships, which, I suppose, has latoly beon dono
in other parts of the State also. Now, it strikes
me that these measurements may bc turned to
good account, if tbey result iu correct county
maps, whicb, in turn, will tarnish the material
for a new and correct State map-an article
very muoh nooded at this time. Ihe last map
cf the State, published, I think, by Colton,
some sixloen or eighteen years ago, never was
very accurate, and now is decidedly behind tho
times. New railroads have been built, and
others are projected or in process of construe
(ion; towns and Tillages have sprang ap in va?
rions parts of tho State; mines have been dis?
covered and become developed; factories built;
and all since Walker & Johnson's last map
was published. There is now far more travel
here than was tho case formerly, and the map
is in constant use for reference. Northern
capitalists come here to make investments in
lands, mines, water power, <Scc, for all of which
purposes a good State map is requisite, aud I
hope we shall soon have one; but let it be one
that is minuto and accurate, from the islands
on the sea-coast to the Savannah River and the
North Carolina line.
Spartanburg owes no small share of ber
prosperity to the schools and colleges that
have boen erected within her boundaries dur?
ing tho last fifteen years. The St. John's
school, a fine architectural structure, built
principally according to tho design and under
the supervision of the Rev. J. D. McCullough,
is now the property of the Episcopal Diocese
of South Carolina, and has been set apart for
the use of tbe Theological Seminarn,of that
denomination. I am sorry, however, to learn,
that owing to the stringency of the times, the
exercises of the seminary have been suspended,
and for the present its doors'are closed.
The Female College, built in 18.5-1 and 1855,
under the auspices of tbe Methodists, and
until tho war, a flourishing institution, has
also yielded to the pressure of adverse circum?
stances and suspended. I learn that the pres?
ent proprietors, several private gentlemen,
contemplate opening it again soon.
Wofford Collpge, however, is the main fea?
ture of the town. This institution takes its
name from Rev. Benjamin Wofford, who,
about eighteen years ago, bequeathed to
the South Carolina Conference (Methodist),
$100,000, to be need partly in erecting suitable
buildings for a college and professors' houses,
and the remainder to bo a permanent fund,
from the interest of which the professors were
to be paid. The college went into operation
in the summer of 1851; and is one of the few
institutions in the South which has never sus?
pended, either during or since tho war. It is
now, I believe, the most prosperous college in
the State, having considerably over one hun?
dred students. Tho graduates of Wofford aro
to bo found in almost every Southern State,
and in every sphere of life; and daring the war
shed lastre on their Alma Mater on many a
battle-field by their daring and heroic conduct.
An unusually large number of them fell, either
in battle or died in the hospitals of Virginia,
Carohna or the West. Their names are not
forgotten, and their deeds are kept -fresh in
the memory of their successors of the Cal?
houn and Preston Societies. Tho Faculty of
Wofford College is as follows : Rev. A. M.
Shipp, D. D., President; Rev. Whitefoord
Smith, JD. D., Professor of English Literature,
(Sec.; Rev. David Duncan, Professor of Ancient
Languages; Professor James H. Carlisle, Pro?
fessor of Mathematics; Professor Warroo Du
Pre, Professor of Chemistry and Physics; and
Rev. A. H. Lester, P. of essor of Hebrew and
Oriental Literature. These gentlemen are all
men of high character, of fino talent, and pro?
found scholarship; and they exert a most sal?
utary influence upon the youth committed to
thur oh?rge, as Well os upon'the comm unity .
where they reside.
Spartanburg is a very moral place, as would J
naturally be expected from the presence of so
many churches, schools and good peoplo. Still
"Old Adam" is not without his representatives
hore. For many years there has been a stroiggh '
between the two factions for a "wet 'anda "dry"
ticket. Now the one, and now the other, would
be successful. Just now the Town Council is
"wot." For the benefit of your fair readers, <
it is perhaps proper that I should add, that a
"wet" administration means one that will per?
mit tho sale of spirituous liquors upon the
payment of a certain sum agreed apon for li?
cense; and a "dry" Council is one under whose
administration liquor must be sold without li?
A FATAL MESMERIC PASSION.
Love and Crime In New Orleans-Persis?
te nt Pursuit of a married Woman-Va?
garies of a Maddened Lover-His Tra?
We have already made brief allusion to the
terrible homicide in New Orleans, in which
Salvador Fernandez lost bis lifo at the bauds
of Louis Martin. Madame Martin, the cause
of tho killing, is about twenty-two years of age
?nd extremely beautiful. Tho case seems to
have excited extraordinary interest in tho
community whore it occurred. We copy the
statement of Madame Martin, as to what had
precoded tho tragody:
STATEMENT Of MADAME CAMILLE MARUN.
"From tho timo I was eight years of age I
knew Salvador Fernandez, and from that time
wo were raised up as children together. We
were strongly attached at the commencement
of tho war, although I was thea very young,
aud neither of us then dreamed or" loving any
ono else. After the city was captured by the
Federal army, Salvador ran tho blockade and
went to Havana. He subsequently succeeded
in entering tho Confederacy, and remained iu
service until peace as lieutenant. It was while
he was thus absent that I heard that he bad boen
killed in some bartle; and, after giving way to
tho grief naturally suggested by bis death, I
thought myself absolved from tho attachment
which had previously existed between us. Sub
sequ -t'y I accepted thc hand of Mr. Louis
Martin. Tho first time I saw Salvador was
af cor the war, and at the time I was about em?
barking for Matamoras. My husband has al?
ready become established in business there,
and I was going thither to rejoin him. Just
as I was crossing tho levee Salvador met me.
It was tbe first time I had seen him for years;
and be showed by his attitude and manner that
he loved me as mucli as evor. I told bim, when
be a?ked nie what I was about to do, that I
was then on my way to Matamoras. He re?
proached me with having married during his
absence, and begged me not to go. I explained
to him that I thought that bo was dead. He
said that in that casu I ought not to iiave sur?
vived him, or that at least I ought not to bavo
married anyone else. Finding that I was about
going to Mexico, ho bagged me not to sail in
the Harrison-thc vessel upon which my pas
sago was already engaged-but lo accept a
oauiii aud north upon a schooner belonging to
himself or to a near relation. He stated that ia
case I should ba willing to travol iu thia way,
that everything should bo placed at my
disposal, free of charge. I explained that I
was under the protection of a relative, and
that bia proposal waa simply imp ?ssiulc. I
then bade him adieu-tho vessel not sail, and I
roached Matamoras in safety. Afur arriving
there, I received a letter Irom Salvador, toll?
ing mo tuat ho would soon rejoin me. I
promptly wrote back word that he must do
nothing of the BO?; that the country was a
miserable one, that I myself was weary with it,
and that I would shortly return to the city,
lt was not a great while after that 1 did ro?
tura. When L again saw bim I was in conver?
sation with a lady friend. Without paying any
attention to ber, he passed between us, turn?
ing his back upon her. I remonstrated and
pointed out his apparent rudeness tomy friend.
He gave as his excuse that bo was so agitated
and happy at seeing mo that ho had forgot?
ten every one clso. Some time after, on Mardi
Ctas nigh., wo met at thc ball given al the
?ew Linera House."
[As to what occurred at this ball it appeals
from t o statements of third parties that an
adopted daughter of Mme. Li vielle bad gone
with Cmille to the ball, and that Salvador Fer?
nandez had entered their box, and paid marked
attention to Mme. Martin. According to tho
statement of Mme. Camille Martin, Fernandez,
in the course of a warm dispute, bad been
Struck by Martin. Be this as it may, when
the adopted daughter returned home she re?
ported to Mme. Lavielle that she would
never go to another bali with her daughter
Camillo again-that she was extravagante,
too light-headed, and bad acted all the even?
ing, at the sight of Fernandez, as if oai of
The statement of Mme. Martin is resumed :
"We subsequently met at the National Thea?
tre, and some difficulty again occurred between
M. Martin and Fernandez Salvador and I had
gone to the supper room together and drank a
I bottle of wine. M. Martin became incensed at
this and demanded an explanation. Salvador
then stated that he had known mo from a child;
that he had always stood toward me as a sis?
ter-and that he would eat, speak and drink
with me whon he pleased. Something was
then said about the parties descending to the
banquette to settle tbe difficulty then and
tb ore. The matter, as near as recollected,
ended at the interposition of friends.
"Wc never became really lovers until SK Jo?
seph's night following. At that time I begged
Salvador when we met to r d our friendship;
that he was really crazy, ar. 2.toting like a mad?
man, and would inevitably ruin us both. He
refused. He said that be would love me as
long as he had life, and both upon tbat occa?
sion and afterward declared that neither I nor
himself should ever survive a separation. In?
deed, more than one time he proposed that we
should both take poison together, and abandon
life in each other's company. He bad many
singularities in this respect which I never could
understand, and whicb made me wonder where
he could have obtained them. After the ball
last mentioned, he was never willing that I
should go out unless in his company. He was
continually telling ms that he nover went to
any reception upon my account, and was
unwilling that I should go where I was
not attended, or certain of meeting lum.
When I went to the theatre or any place
of amusement ho always followed, and when I
went out at night to visit at any private bouse
be also attended me. Upon such occasions I
started from home with a child at an escort,
and Salvador would always be certain to re?
join me. The principal trouble with him was
his constant jealousy. He wished me to leave
my husband, reside with some of my relations
and friends, and obtain a divorce. About two
months ago Salvador hearing that there was
to be a wedding to which I was invited, and to
which be was not, protested strongly against
my attending. Among other arguments he
used to induce me to remain away, he threat?
ened to throw vitriol or some substance upon
my dress just as I entered the house. Becom?
ing out ot patience at what he exacted, I told
him I would go and amuse myself if I had to
go there and dance in my petticoats. Subse?
quently, however, when the time came I did
nc4'go, and so I remained away together with
all my family that would have gone with mo. I
saw Salvador almost every day; he waa con?
tinually passing and repassiug. The last time
I ever met him was a few minutes before his
death. At that timo I told bun it was impos?
sible for me to seo him that evening, and beg?
ged him to go away. He did so, bat only went
ucross tbe stieet to sit down upon the steps of
a colored man's door. Why he did so I could
not understand. While he was sitting there,
my husband, who was expecting to collect
some money from a negro that had been owing
bim, passed along and recognized Salvador, i
did not see the difficulty, but J. was subse?
quently told by my husband that he had stop?
ped on seeing Salvador, and asked bim if bia
namo was Fernandez. 8. had then replied.
"No 1 there's my name," and had drawn and
discharged a revolver at the same moment.
From what bad boon told me, and what I knew
of Fernandez's character, I believe that he had
"At the timo that the disturbance actually
took place, I bad commenced undressing hy
the fire, and was taking off my shoes and
stockings wben my attention was called to tbe
difficulty. I never for a moment suspected
who tbe parties were. I thought it W*B sim?
ply the discharge of a fire-ciacker that I heard
and ran to tko door. Subsequently ilartin .
entered the house and embraced me-telling
me tbatho had mot Fernandez, and had killed
him on my account. I loot my senses at the
news and scarcely knew what I said."
[Ono of the coroner's witnesses, Henry Lean
mont, when off tbe stand, stated that the re?
marks of Mme. Martin at tbe time were: "You
have killed Miuouche-1 loved and lived for
him and will die for him," with simdar excla?
mations suggested by grief.]
"I did not at tbe time fully believe that Sal?
vador was dead-I did not believe it until the
next day when I had seen the papers, and had
spoken with Doputy Coroner Espin?la. It wtis
this fact whicb caused md to visit his bouse
i where I was told that the body lay) at an early
hour ia the morning. It was this ignorance
which caused me to subsequently ask tba Dep?
uty Coroner to tell me about Salvador-whether
ho was dead or alive.
"As for M. Mar. in, he never doubted, or
showed that be doubted, of my lovo at any
time during our marriage. On the very even?
ing that tho homicide had boon committed, be?
fore leaving the house, I bad told him of a
dream that I bad the night previous, in which
I had fancied myself dead. At that time be
had pretested that such an event could not
happen, or If it did, that his body should be
put into a coffin for my remains."
STARVATION AT SEA.
Arrival of a British Bark at Philadel?
phia, after Ono Hundred and Five
Bays' Passage from Liverpool.
[From the Philadelphia Post, January 20.]
On Saturday tho British bark Cadet, Captain
Christian, laden with earthenware, consigned
to the firm of Peter T. Wright & Co., arrived
hero from Liverpool, which port she left on
the 9th day of October last. The bark, while
sailing down tbe Irish Channel, on her fifth
day out, encountered her first trouble. She
was struck by a heavy gale from the north?
west, bul being a good strong vessel of five
hundred tons, and having on board fourteen
stout seamen, and provisions for a seven weeks'
voyage, this trouble was not considered pf par?
ticular importance. Then followed three
days of fair weather, with a good wind, and
she sailed smoothly along nntil tho morning of
the 17tb ol' October, when she again encoun?
tered a gale which buffeted har on the madden?
ed waves until the 22:1. The storm then sub?
sided, and the worn-out crew again had rest
and good weather, making rapid headway to
the course marked out. The weather, how?
ever, soon changed, and her pt ogress was
again impodod by head winds, which continu?
ed until the 27th of October, lt was now dis?
covered that there was no likoliboo 1 of making
tho port to which aho was destined within the
time anticipated, and care bad to be exercised
in tho distribution of provisions. To guard
against the supply being exhausted, the men
were reduced to a half gallon of water per
day and half rations of hard food. The
weither soon after became boisterous,
and tho brig was thrown about by tho
surging sea; sometimes drifting eastward then
northward, tho waves breaking over her, tho
wator tunning through the batches. The half
starved men were kept busy at the pumps
night and day,suffering and discouraged, and at
times giving up in despair. Not a sail novo in
signt, and thus the unfortunate brig was either
tossing or becalmed during tho whole cf both
November and December. Tho first day of
January dawned upon a famishod crew, sub?
sisting on a half pound of rico, a few dried
peas, coo&ed flour, and a half pint ot water,
and with but >en pounds of flour left ia ibo
cook's room, lt was a sad day for these living
souls, aud a prayer went up fr ino the hoare of
every ono of them that a sail would neave in
Big.it and save thom from death. lu tbo ovot.
?uga ship, tbe Queen, of St. John's, N. B.frorn
Liverpool, bound for Charleston, S.e., in bal?
last, carno within a short distance, aud, board?
ing her, they obtaiuod a small quantity of
Er o vis ion?, they thou boro up for tho coast;
ut off Hatteras, eighty milos duo east, they
wore caught by a terrible galo from the north?
west, and were again drivon oat to^soa. Their
provisions were again giving out when, on the
lith of January, the steamer Huntress, of
New York, was spoken, and a little provisions
obtainod from ber. On the 19th of January the
bark again boro np for the coast, and
endeavored to make the Chesapeake, but
was met by the tremendous not th west?
ern gales and blown eastward. On the 21st the
crow, almost dospairing, made another and
a lost effort. Tho lood%had completely
given out, but tbe schooner William Fliut, from j
Tbomastoo, for Noifo k, came to their aid, !
and supplied their wants. Thus encouraged,
tho crew worked with a will, and at night
sighted Capo Honlopen, and in a few hours
afterward were safe in the Delaware Ki ver, and
in two days moro, safer still, alongside dock.
During the whole voyage of three months and
eleven days the crew behaved most admirably,
and not a single caso of sickness occurred.
I The men, exhausted ana witn scarcely any sus?
tenance, worked night and day in water to then
waists, now handling the sheets and tacks, and
! again taking spells at the brakes with fortitude
and heroism. Kot a rope was lost or a sail
lorn, though the vessel went through some of
the heaviest gales that have occurred on our
coast in many years.
The Chief Constable of the State on the
Rampage-He Wakes np the AV ron g
The following rich correspondence has jost
come to light. Mr. Elkin unequivocally denies
the accusations of- Constable Hubbard and
considers himself "an individual who is ma?
liciously charged with using expressions which
he never uttered:"
OFFICE OF CHIEF CONSTABLE, j
COLUMBIA, January 20, 1869. J
John Elkin, Esq., Columbia, S. C.:
Sm-You will find enclosed a picture of me,
for which you remarked, a few days since, yon
knew a party tbat would pay $100 for. This
is a chanco for you to "make a raite.T I
send it gratuitously. And now, sir, you
have all privileges granted you imaginable,
to send this to any one you feel disposed,
without distinction. But remember, should
I be molested on any of my trips up the coun?
try-if even a hair of my bead is harmed-I
will assure you that you will be held responsible
for it. If I "goos Randolph did," as you re?
marked, you will share the same fate tbat the
assassins will. My advice to you is to bridle
your tongue, lest it destroys your miserable
JOHN B. HUBBARD,
ALSTON, 8. C., January 27,1869.
Mr, John B. Hubbard-SIR: I do not know
you. I do sot know that I have ever spoken of
you. I have received from you your likeness.
I suppose yon regard your likeness akme suf?
ficient to strike terror. I assure you I neither
fear you nor your picture. I am certain there
is no man in this community who would give
five cents for your picture; I therefore think that
your picture would be a bad investment on
which to "make a raise.''
Should you "meet the fate of Randolph," I
assure you that neither I nor any of my con?
nexions w?l be your assassin; and, as for your
threat, I treat that with the same contempt
which I foal for its author.
As to my "miserable carcass," I hope it will
be m existence when your "miserable carcass"
shall have been devoured bv worms.
JOHN P. ELKEN".
AEFALRS IN THE STATE.
Edgefield County has adopted the limits of
the old heat companies as the boundaries of
the townships, auder the new law. This is an
economical as well as sensible procseding.
They will hold their township elections on
The Reporter says: We have boen shown by
Mr. John Simpson, of this town, a complete
model of a cotton press that be has invented,
and for which he has applied for a patent. It
is so arranged that the same expenditure of
power that prepares the press for the reception
of a fresh bale, removes the tnl e already pack?
ed. Parties who have presses in use, con?
structed after this model, say tdey can pick no
flaw in them. ? _
Green vi Lic.
Judge Orr presided at the January term of
the Court of Sessions and Common Pleas for
Greenville County, and a series of resolutions
comn?mentaxyio the_,Tudge werepassel by
the bar orthat place. .
In the case of David Davenport vs. B. J.
Hitt, tried before Judge Orr last week, to re?
cover a note for $200 and interest, given by tile
defendant July, 1864, the jury gare a verdict
for the plaintiff for one eighteenth of the
amount only. The only wit ?cse was a gentle?
man wi o proved the handwriting of th? note;
but on cross-examination he stated that the
d?fendant was engag J I, at the date of the note,
in buying and seili i? various things on specu?
lation: and that thi 1 rice of oom, cattle, and
other things at the same time, in Confederate
currency, was about twenty times the usual
price; and the note being payable one day
after date, the facts and surroundings satis?
fied tb? jury that the plaintiff ought not to re?
cover the face of the note and interest.
A cruel murder was inflicted on a colored
infant, about fifteen months old, by its nurse,
at the Fork plantation of Colonel W. J. Rey?
nolds, of this district, on Monday last. On
Tuesday, J. A. Schr?ck, Esq., acting Coroner,
impanelled a jury, and proceeded to the
plantation, anl neld an inquest over tho body,
at which the following facts were elicited :
The mother had gone to work in a field a short
distance from the house, leaving the child
in charge of Morris Corbitt, its nurse; after
an hour's absence, Morris oame to her, and
upon being questioned stated that the child
was at the noose alone. The mother left Mor?
ris and immediately weot in search of her
child, but was unsuccessful. Morris then said
that the child had fallen into the fire, and that
he had buried it near the house, and pointed
out the spot. The body waa taken up, but very
little signs of burning could be discovered. ?
wound was found near the right eye, which
Morris acknowledged he inflicted with the
spade with which he dag the hole. He said
that after burying it, tho child attempted to
rise, but after the blows it remained quiet.
The verdict of tho jury was that the child came
to its death from tho blows inflicted by Mor?
ris Corbitt, its nurse. Morris is a colored boy,
about twelve or thirteen years of age. He has
boen lodged in jail.
INDIA RUBBER CLOTHING,""
SUCH AS SACK COATS, OFFICERS' COA TB,
Capes, kc , Air Pillow- of different BIZ?S, Nur*
sery Whits .Sheeting, 3-4 and 4-1 wide, India aub ber
Teething Rings, Rattles, 4c, india Rubber Foot
Mats, Wai'ers, ?c.
Just received at
YON S ANTEN'd 6 AZ AA B,
No. 229 King-street, near Market.
January 29 2
IMM'i CAM FACTORY, ~
No. 279 King-street.
CANDY PUT UP IN ASSORTED BOXES OF 25,
60 and 100 pounds, soJtable for Country Trade.
Merchants can rely upon our Candies Oeing per?
fectly free from all euch pji.-onoas tubalanees aa
TERRA ALBA AND MARBLE DUST.
Als?, constantly on hand, a full supply of
AND FANCY CANDIES.
No extra charge for boxing.
January 7 thstulino
D V A CI C 13 S
GO T T 0 XT.
TO PLANTERS AND OTHERS
BO LB CO TT ON 1 N ENGLAND,
Where STORAGE. INSURANCE, and other expenson
for holding ace LEbS than in the United States, we
TEN CUNTS PCR POU V D
Shipped to our friends ir. Liv-rpool, charging the Eng?
lish commercial rate of interest, wnlcb at present is
FIVE PER CLINT.
?nd hold as long as desired.
CXAQflORN, HERRING b ?0"
January 16 27
v TWO SMALL VESSELS TO LOAD LUM?
BER at SstUL Elver for Mootevedio. Ona
?vessel for cargo SUTSJ from north' side Coba
?to a port north of Hatteras. Apply to
WILIIj k OHISOLM,
January 80_1 Atlantic Wharves.
THE NEW AND STRICTLY Al SPAN?
ISH Ship PEDBO PLANDOL?T. Am?:''
OCAL Master, having two-thirds of her car
go engaged and going on board, will load
with dispatch for the above port
For farther Freight engagements, apply to .
W. P. HALL, '
January 29 - 10- - Brown k Qo.'a Wharf.
FOR FREIGHT OR CHAJRTERT '
THE BRITISH BBia WM. M. NASH,
MOBBTDB, Mauter is now ready lor a voy-,
age to any port in the West indUe.
' For particulars, apply to .
W. P. HALL,
January 29 8 Brown kCo'a Wharf.
FOR NE W YORK-MERCHANTS' LINH.
THE REGULAR FLR8T-CLASg SCHOON?
ER ROBERT CALDWELL, MOCOBMAOX
.Master, having large portion cargo engaged
??aJ going on board, wants a' few hundred
bales cotton or light freight to All up and sall prompt?
ly. WILLIAM BO AC H ti CO.
January 26_ ......
THE FIRST CLASS DANISH BARE
?KAMMA FONDER, KBOOH Maa tor, having'
>part of cargo engaged, will have disp fach.
For Freight engagements apply to . . "
January 8 . Imo North Atlantic Wharf. ?
FAST FREIGHT JONE
TO AND FROM BALTIMORE, PHIL ADEL.
PULA, WASHINGTON COT,' WILMINGTON,
DEL, CINCINNATI, OHIO, ST. LOUIS, MO.,
AND OTHER NORTHWESTERN CITIES.
THE FAVORITE AND 8WOT
Screw. Steamship SEA GULL, N. i
P. DUTTON Commander, will sail for
!?? ??.i Bal thu ore on 'IUESD AT, the 2d of
February, at Eleven o'clock A. M., hom Pier No. 1,
Philadelphia Freights delivered promptly via
"Baltimore. Wilmington and Philadelphia Railroad.'*
For Freight or paaaaxe, apply to
COURTENAY k TRENHOLM, .
January 29_3_Union Wharves.
CHARLESTON AND LIVERPOOL STEAMSHIP
. THE FIRST-CLASS IRON SCREW
'Steamship GOLDEN HORN, R. J.
BLACBXXX Commander, ls now ready.
i. to receive freight for the above port.
For Freight engagements apply to
ROBT. MURE k CO.,
January 29_8_Boyce's Wharf.
NEW YORK AND CHARLES SOS
FOB NEW YORK
THE SPLENDID 3LDE WHEEL
STEAMSHIP CHAMPION, LOCK?
WOOD Commander, win leave Ad
_ --ger's Wharf on SATURDAY, the 30th
instant, at A o'clock P. M.
49-through Bills of Lading given to Boston and
Providence, B. L ??
as~ insurance can be obtained on these steamers at
J? per cent.
For Freight and Passage, having splendid cabin
accommodations, apply to
JAMES ADGEB k GO.,
Corner Adger's Wharf and East Bay (Up fitafrs).
The steamship CHARLES TON wdl follow on
TUESDAY, the ?d February, at-o'clock.
FOR NEW YORK.
REGULAR LJN??VERT THURSDAY.
PASSAGE KKUUClBP TO $15.
THE STEAMSHIP SARAGOSSA,
'Captain 0. Biran, will leave Van.
derhorst's Whari OB THUBSDAT, Feb
-troary 4th, at Twelve o'clock M.
January 29_RAVEN EL k CO.. Agents.
THE STEAMSHIP PROMETHE?
US, Captain A B. GEAT, will leave
North Atlantic Wharf lor Philadel?
phia on THOU ? DAY, the 4dt Instant,
at 1 o'clock P. M.
For Freight apply to
JOHN k UEO. GETTY,
January 30_North Atlantic Wharf.
TRAVELLERS PASSING THROUGH
CHARLESTON EN ROU TE TO FLORID A, AIKEN
And other places, should not fal'
to lay tn their supplies of PROVIS*
IONS, CLARETS. CHAMPAGNES
-_CORDIALS; BRANDIES. WEIS
KIES, WLNESTCANNBD MEATS, SOUPS, ka.
Pates of Wild Game, Devilled Entremets, Ham,
T?rke T, Lobster, etc, for Luncheons, Band wiche?,
Travellers' Repast, Arc.
49~Send for a catalogue.
WM. 8. CORWIN k CO.,
No. 275 King.?treet,
Between Wentworth and Bssofain,
Charleston, S. 0.
Branch of No. 900 Broadway, corner 20th atraet.
New York. _October28 .
FOR S?RTH ED?STO.
r^sES?* THE SIEAMER 8T. HELENA,
iiTaTila?E?i nT,n'- J AM ?B G. RUMLEY, will re?
ceive Freight ins DAY and* leave MONDAY MOBHTNO.
at 0 o'clock, and Edisto same day at 3 o'clock.
For Freight or Passage apply on bo ird or to
JOHN H.. MURRAY,
The steamer leaves again on WiDsuDir Moas>
nto, at 8 o'clock, and Edisto THURSDAY MOONING,
at 8 o'clock. 1* January 30
FOR GEORGETOWN, S. C.,
AND LANDINGS ON THE PEEDEE RIVER
m -?nr**^. THE STEAMER EMILIE, CAPT?
??3??E?SjC IBAAC DAVIS, wi'l receive Freight
THU DAY at South Commercial Wharf, and leave sa
above on MONDAY MOBNINO, 1st February, at 6
Returning, will leave Georgetown on WEDNESDAY
MOBNINO, 3d February.
Freight for Landings on the Peedee River will be
transferred to Steamer GEN. MANIGAU/T, at
All Freight prepaid.
No Freight received after sunset
SfiACKELFORD k KELLY, Agents,
January 30_1_No. 1 Boyce's wharf.
FOR BRUNSWICK, GA .
r -?IT-?>. THE STEAMER "DICTATOR,"
.SSSBSBC Captain CHAULES WILLEY, will touch
at this point everj Weinesday. leaving savannah at
Nine A. M., and on ber return trip will touch there
OD Saturday Afternoon, arriving bick at Savannah
ou Sunday Morning. J, D. AIKEN k CO.,
November 24 Agents.
THROUGH TICKETS TO FLORIDA.
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAM PACKET
LINE, VIA EDISTO, ROCKVILLE, BEAUFORT
AND HILTON H K AD,
THE ATLANTIC AND GULF RAILROAD AND
CONNECTIONS FOR ALL POINTS IN
r -aiir^W TBE PINE, FAST 8 TE A M E R
?s?SaaC PILOT BOY, Captain FXNS PHOT, will
leave Charleston on MONDAY and IHTJBSDAY MOBN
iNQSal Eight o'clock Returning, will leave -avannah
1CH5DAY MonxiNog at l-is tat o'clock, and FBIBAX
ASTEBNOON at Two o'clock, touching at Kdisto on
IHOBSDAY trip from Charleston, at Klevan A. M.,
and leaving Kcisto at Ntne A. M , SATURDAYS, on re?
The steamer will touchai Bhiff?on and Obi-olin's,
each way, everv iwo weeks. commencing with trip
of January 21st. and at Rookvillo every THUBSDAY.
For Freight or Passage apply to
January 11_Accommadation Wharf.
KOK PA LAT Ii A. FLORIDA.
VIA SAVANNAH, Ff UN ANDINA AND JACKSON
i- .jdEl^l* THE FIKM-CASS 'STEAMER
|fT?*yr*TJSg<'' DICIATOB, Captain fHA3- WILLEY,
wfl) sail trom Charleston sver? Tuesday Evening, at
-Eight o'clock, tor the above points.
The first-class Steomor CITY POINT, Captain WM.
T. UONXLTY, will i ail from Cl?rlcBtou every Satur?
day Evening, ak Eicht o'clock, lor stove pot ?ts.
Connecting with the Central Railroad at -avannah
for Mobile and Ne? Orleans, and with the Florida
Railroad at Fernandina for Cedar Keys, at which
point steamers connect with New Orleans, Mobile,
Pcnsaso'o. Key West and H-vana.
?broui/h Bills Lading given for Freight to Mobile,
Pensacola and New Orleans.
B?th it famers connecting unth H. S. Hart's ?team, -
erl Oclawaha and Griffin fur Silver Springs and Lakes,
Griffin, Eustis, Harris and Durham.
An freiuM o'yao'c on die wharf.
Goods not removed at sunset will be stored at risk
and expense oi owners.
For Freight or Passage ongagemet t, apply to
J. D. AIKEN k GO., agents,
South Atlantic Wharf.
N. P.-No extra charge for Meals and staterooms.
Steamer Oity Point will touch st St. Mary's, Ge o.
going and returning c:cb week.