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Meetings This Day.
Strict Observance Lodge, at 7 P. M.
Eagle Fire Company, at 7 P. M.
Marion. Fire Company, at half-past 7 P. M.
German Rifle Club, at- s P. M.
Charleston Inn of Court, af 7 P. M.
Ladies' Fuel Society, at ll A. M.
Charleston Dental Association, at - P. M.
Anctlon Sales This Day.
Miles Drake will sell at io o'clock, at his store,
hoots, shoes and hats.
' J.4W. Knox will sell at 10 o'clock, at their
store, ribbons, hosiery, Ac.
William McKay will sell at io o'clock, at his
store, household furniture* Ac.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.- On. and after Satur?
day next the Summerville passenger train will
leave Charleston at 2:50 P. M., and arrive at Sum?
merville af 4:10 P. M. _
THE SISTERS OF MERCY beg to acknowledge,
with thanks; the receipt of a donation* of forty
three dollars for the Male Orphan Society, from
Mr. Timothy O'Brien of the Lower Market.
THE Cntccs OF THE PERIOD-Stone & Mur?
ray's-wul exhibit m Charleston, on Thursday,
ynday and Saturday of next week. Of course,
lt ls the biggest thing fn the Uno of sawdust opera
ever seen in this country. I
JOINING HANDS.-?t the regular meeting of j
the Chamber or Commerce, held, on Wednesday
night, Captain Peters, of the Charleston and
Liverpool steamship Darles, was presented to the
members by the president, R. Mure, Esq., and in?
vited to a seat lu the Chamber.
DIRECT TRADE.-A largo lot of hardware,
received from England by the steamship Darien,
was shipped through to Macon by the South Carp
Una Railroad yesterday. This is the first through
-shipment from Europe to che Interior made by the
Charleston Direct Steamship line.
Ax INTERESTING LECTURE.-Bishop Lynch
will lecture at St. Patrick's Church on Sunday
evening at half-past 7 o'clock, on "The Miracle of
the Liquefaction of the Blood of St. Januarius.'
The lecture ia for the benefit of the church, and
vrfll doubtless be highly interesting.
ATTENTION, TAXPAYERS.-A notice from the
City Treasurer, in another column, calls attention
to the fact that the period of Indulgence allowed
for the payment of taxes on real estate expires
on the 15th Instant, arter which date ex?cutions
win be issued. Past due business returns will
also be placed In the hands of the Sheriff, on the
16th. . ' _ "
PERSONAL AND JOURNALISTIC.-We were glad
yesterday to greet Mr. John S. SJiuck, the young
and go-ahead proprietor of that lively weekly, the
Barnwell Sentinel, who is now on a business visit
to the dty. Mr. Shuck has made arrangements
to t$W> his paper with. THE CHARLESTON DAILY
MEWS a' 46 60 a -ear, and with THE TBI-WBEELT
HEWS at $4 a/jar. Cheap!
ANOTHER STEAMSHIP LINE.-By a special
dispatch-which we print thia morning, lt will be
seen that two Urge iron steamships-the Tennes,
see. and South Carolina-are to be put on the
Ilse between Charleston and New York. When
these vessels are running, we can, with the
Auger and Ravened lines, bid defiance to shippers
of freight and-let them crowd us If they can.
ARREST OF THO FLOUR INSPECTOR PRO T?M.
Yesterday Mr. Caulfield, who was appointed by
Council Floor Inspector pro tem., was arrested
upon a warrant Issued by Magistrate Dingle,
eharging him with erasing and defacing the
Flour Inspector's brand upon barrels of flour in?
spected for MT. Cater on Vendue Range by Mr.
Averill, Floor Inspector. Mr. Caulfield gave secu?
rity In the sam of one thousand dollars to appear
for trial before the State Court.
OUR PRICKS CURRENT.-We especially invite the
attention of our merchants to THE NEWS Prices
Current, Issued this morning. Made up with the
atm oat care, and handsomely printed with entirely
new type, lt forms, with the business card of the
house forwarding it, the most attractive and wei
oome weekly commercial circular that can be
used. Price, for tea copies or more, with busi?
ness card, two and a hau* cents per copy. Single
oopies, five cents. j_
ArxEN,-It is asserted that the applications
for board during the winter at Aiken ls already
equal to the hotel accommodations of that flour
mht< village. It gives us pleasure to chronicle
thls'fact. The people of Aiken deserve success,
and will attain lt through energy and enterprise.
Wo have reason to believe that the winter travel
from the North to the South w?l this year exceed
any former year, and m the future, so far from
diminishing, wBl Ulerease annually.
ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO KILL.-Yesterday
Sandy Brown, colored, went to a place about
twelve and ? half miles from the city, and tried
to induce his "wife M?ley, who was working in
the field, to leave and return to the city with him.
She refused, and the argument became rather
warm, when MUley ranted her hoe, but her valiant
spouse relied on a better weapon, and, drawlag
bis knife, stabbed his better-half, injuring her se?
riously. The fracas was witnessed, and the op?
ponent of woman's rights was arrested and
bron?ht to the city, when bc was committed to
JaU?y Magistrate Mackey.
HOLMES BALE.-Dally record ol weight, Ac.
of one bale upland cotton for the month of October,
1669, by John iL Holmes, cotton broker, Boyoe A
Co's, wharf, Charleston, S. C.:_
am O'OLOCK A. M.
Wind IWg't.|Weath'r| Remarks
Oct. 1 70 N East
2 72 N East
4 72 North
-6 64 N West
. 66 N West
7 67 N East
8 67 N East
0 65 N East
ti 66 N East
13 74 Lt East
13 62 N East
14 66 N West
15 66 S West
16 66 N,East
18 60 N Bast
16 66 S West
20 66 S West
21 68 East
t2 . 67 Lt N E
28 74 S West
24 Sund av N West
25 66 N East
26 55 N East
87 48 N East
28 54 N East
39 68 N West
. 30 66 N East
421 ii Dry
Cl'y A rainy
TH KEE O'CLOCK P. M.
?ate I Ther. I Wind |Wg'i.|Weaih'r| Remarks
Oct. 1 72 N East
2 76 N Bast
4 78 Lt NE
6 ; 72 Lt N H
6 72 N East
7 72 N East
. 74 N East
9 76 N East
10 Sunday ,
11 ' 72 East
12 76 S West
13 68 N East
14 70 S Weat
li . 72 S West
10 61 N East
IB 70 N East
1? - 74 S West
34 63 N East
? 76 S West
23 .76 East
23 76 S West
24 Sunday N Weat
26 61 N East
36 54 N East
27 52 N East
28 60 S West
39 - 60 S West
SO 60 N East
?1 Onn.lov V Rant
420K Dry .
420 x Dry
THE MUNICIPAL MENAGERIE.
A LIVELY EXHIBITION.
Tlie Trial of Alderman ?Ia(kt}-Thc Al?
dermen Accused of Receiving Bribes
to Vote Tor His Conviction-Collector
Ciar3c nnd Alderman Barrow De?
nounce Alderman T. J. Mackey as a
Liar-The Mackeys Refuse to Sit
rn Council with "Thieves, Polyga?
mists and Perjurers, " and Resign
Tlie Inspector-General also Throws up
A special meeting of the City Council was
held last night to hear the charges preferred
against Alderman T. J. Mackey, for. his conduct
on the Thursday night previous.
Although it was announced that thc meeting
would be held at 6 o'clock, it was not called
to order until "?iO.^and thc iuttrim was con?
sumed by the members in frequent visits to
the Mayor's chamber. The audience was of
a more respectable cast than has graced pre.
\1ous meetings, and was largely white ; thc
colored men and brethren were evidently not
anxious to bc thc recipients of stray bullets, and
kept away. Among those present were Turcc
thousand-dollar Corbin, H. II. ?. Byron, P. J. Coo- j
gan, S. Thomas, Sr., C. W. Clark', Rev. H. W.
Hicks, Col. R. W. Seymour, several merchants,
and some visitors from Columbia, who were at?
tracted by the recent proceedings in the august
body. Thc interest in thc meeting of Council was
quite lively among the outsiders, and the corners
in the vicinity were thickly peopled with anxious
constitueuts of the Aldermanic magnates.
The entrance of thc Mayor at quarter-past 7
was a signal for a general move, and-when the
gavel feU the following Aldermen were present:
B..W. M. Mackey, Greene, Geddings, Potter, Voigt,
Cunningham and CoUins, white; Howard, Mc?
Kinlay, L. F. WaU, E. P. Wall, Hampton, Hollo?
way, Brown and small, colored.
Council was declared ready to proceed to busi?
ness, and the Mayor stated that lt had be n con?
vened to try the charges and specifications
against Alderman T. J. Mackey.
Alderman Geddings offered a resolution that
the City Attorney bc requested to be present and
to conduct the charges against Alderman T. J.
At this stage the Alderman in question cams
in as cool and unconcerned as if he were not thc
bone of contention.
City Attorney Corbin, who promptly came to
the trent, requested that Alderman T. J. Mackey
be called and that the Clerk read the charges and
After the reading thc Clerk was again directed
by the Codifier te demand of Alderman T. J. Mac?
key if he was guilty or not guilty.
Colonel R. W. Seymour, who was situ.:; near
Aide i.ian T. J. Mackey, rose and stated that he
represented the Alderman,and desired first to pro?
test against the jnrisdlction of Council in this case,
as lt was already presented .before a higher tribu?
nal, and until that decision was rendered no ac
" i JU could be taken by Council.
Alderman McKinlay rose to a point of order,
and asked In what capacity Mr. Seymour was ad?
dressing Council, ?n the statement being made
that he was the connsel for the accused, Alder?
man McKinlay subsided.
D. T. Corbin stated that the pica against the Ju?
risdiction of Council should be presented In writ?
Alderman McKinlay took issue with Mr. Sey?
mour, and argued that the power of Council to
try was unquestioned.
The City Atterney claimed that the assault
having occurred in CouncB Chamber duringa
session, was of Itself sufllaient to warrant the
Alderman Geddings offered a resolution that the
pleaagainst the jurisdiction be overruled and
that the trial be proceeded with. This was car?
ried unanimously, when T. J. Mackey rose and
desired to make a few remarks. He kept the
floor for some time, and made an elaborate
speech, quoting from authorities, and showing
that Council had not the Jurisdiction to try thc
case. During this harangue Alderman Geddings
rose to a point of order that the Alderman was
not conaning himself to the question, but indulg?
ing in rhetorical flourishes.
The Mayor decided the point well taken, but,
though1 Interrupted frequently, Alderman T. J.
Mackey kept his ground, and gracefully conclud?
ed his pereoratlon.
Alderman Geddings rose with an open book In
his hand, and said that he had learned to read
when yonng, and still did so, aud commenced
quoting some authorities.
DISPOSITION TO BOLT.
Alderman T. J. Mackey interrupted him at this-,
point, and warned Alderman Geddings that he
would permit no personalities, or he would use
his privilege as an Alderman, and show up the
past record of Alderman Geddings, and strip every
mask from his corrupt body. (At this statement
there was an evident disposition on thc part of
the colored spectators to bolt.)
Alderman Holloway called for the previous
question, and Alderman E. W. M. Mackey called
for the yeas and nays. Thc, question was put vira
voce, and the plea against thc Jurisdiction of Coun?
cil decided overruled.
Thc City Attorney then asked that the trial be
proceeded with, and Alderman T. J. Mackey Ue
made to plead gnUty or not guilty.
Alderman T. J. Mackey called for the yeas and
nays on the previous question, but the Mayor put
on the gag, and said it had been already decided.
The clerk then called Alderman T. J. Mackey,
who -esponded "Kot guilty," but stated that he
was unprepared to go to trial, as he had several
witnesses whom he desired to summon.
The City Attorney here called Alderman Voigt j
te the stand.
Mr. Seymour stated that his client wa3 not
ready, that kia witnesses were not present, and
the case should be postponed. He made a long
and eloquent appeal to Council, amt on resuming
his seat was applauded by the audience.
Alderman McKinlay desired to know what time
was wanted, aud was told until Tuesday next.
The City Attorney stated that Council had thc
power to act as they chose; there was no occasion
for further time, as there were a number of wit
Alderman T. J. Mackey rose to explain the
reason for demanding time, and on a movement
from trie City Attorney he, said that he would not
be interrupted, that the case under consideration
was not for three thousand dollars, nor was it nu
action against the City Treasury.
Alderman Cunningham exclaimed against thc
use of such language.
Alderman Holloway moved that the Trial be
Alderman T. J. Mackey called for the yeas and
Alderman McKinlay moved to postpone the
trial to next Tuesday.
The Mayor stated that the motion before thc
House was to take the testimony.
Alderman B. W. M. Mackey moved to adjourn
to next Tuesday, seconded by Alderman McKin?
lay; and Alderman T. J. Mackey called for the
yeas and nays, which resulted as follows:
Yeas-Greene, Hampton, T. J. Mackey, E. W. M.
Mackey. McKinlay and E. P. Wall-6.
Nays-Barrow, Brown, Collins, Cunningham,
Geddings, Holloway, Howard, Potter, Small,
Voigt, L. F. Wall and the Mayor-12.
AldermanT. J. Mackey then moved to lay on
the table the moUon to proceed In the trial. The
-yeas and nays being taken, the result was the
same as the previous vote.
Alderman Geddings said that ealy in the even?
ing Council had requested the City Attorney to
conduct the trial, and thought that time was
being wasted in these frivolous proceedings, and
moved that the City Attorney proceed with the
Alderman Cunningham moved that Alderman
Voigt be called to the stand, which was done, and
the Alderman sworn.
Alderman Voigt testified to the fact' of the
shooting, and that he believed the accused in
tended to kill E. W. If. Mackey. Ile was <
questioned by Alderman T. J. Mackey, to t
tain, ai he stated, whether witness' raemorj
reliable upon all points, to which witness re
that lt vras reliable, as he didn't take morphl
Alderman Cunningham also testified to the
or thc shooting, and thought thc accused inte
to kill E. W. M. Mackey.
The Cily Attorney then announced that tin
timony on thc pari, of Council was closed.
Some debate occurred about thc testimon,
ing read to witnesses and signed by them, w
resulted in Hie fact being ascertained that th?
timony had not been taken down.
The City Attorney urged that the defence
Alderman T. J. Mackey requested thc pres
of a number of witnesses wlto had been in att
[ ance in thc earlier part of the evening.
Pr. Rcenstjcrna and Beary Jenkins were cc
but did mu answer.
Mr. Seymour stated that it was clear that
minds of the Aldermen were made up, and
the trial of bis client was a mere farce; that
Aldermen had forgotten, it seemed, all the i
that governed mon of honor.
Alderman T. J. Mackey said lie was prepare
show that several of tito Aldermen had I
bribed, and had been solemnly sworn to vote
his conviction. Ile was prepared '.o name
men who offered the bribes, those of the Al
men who received thc bribes, and what the c
acter of the bribes was-some were promised ol
others received money.
Mayor. I am sorry you arc not prepared t<
Alderman Mackey demanded that Iiis witnc:
be sent after.
Tlte City Attorney wanted to know if thc c
was to be conducted in thc ordinary way-th:
a man did not produce hia-tcstlmony, thc c
should bc proceeded with.
Alderman Voigt thought that Alderman 1
Mackey had had plenty of time to produce
wiinesses, and, as he had failed to do so, mo
that the investigation be terminated.
Alderman Cunningham seconded the motior
The Mayor announced that the case must r
coed, and Alderman E. W. M. Mackey was cal
to the stand. lie testified that he had been
very friendly terms with Alderman T. J. Mack
that he believed he was out of his mind when
affray occurred; that the cause of his not bei
on good terms with him now was because he
J. M.) had favored the Corbin claim.
Magistrate John G. Mackey testified that Aid
man T. J. Mackey had been s tiering from
fractured jaw, and had taken morphine to relit
the pain and lt had made him irritable.
W. R. Mitchell, colored, Clerk o? Council, t
tiffed that he thought Alderman T. J. Mackey w
Insane when he made the assault upon E. TV.
Mackey: that the assailant looked wild and 1
eyeballs wero enlarged as big as his fists.
Alderman Hampton, colored, testified ti
thc accused had been sick and suffered vc
Magistrate Mlshaw, colored, was called to t
Alderman Collins. I object to that wlineas t
lng sworn. I can prove that in thc League
swore to a lie-took oath to a damnable and ati
' Mishaw. Ton would not say that to me eh
Alderman Collins. Tes, I will, anywhere.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I protest against t'
veracity of this witness being questioned by 01
whose moral character is so low. One hundn
and fifty merchants of this "city certified that h
moral status was so lew that he was unfit to ho
an office under the United States Government.
Alderman Collins. I do object to thc wltnei
being sworn. He swore to a statement, afterwai
sent to the President, that I had voted against tl
Constitution of the State.
Alderman T. J. Mackey claimed that the witnc:
should bc sworn, and stated that he was a ms
of good character-of better standing than tt
Alderman who objected.
Mishaw was sworn, and testified that he kne
that Alderman T. J. Mackey nao raicen morpmm
Aaron McCoy, colored, testified that about
hair of an hour before the affray, he talked to A
ccrmau T. J. Mackey, and noticed that he wt
irritable. When Alderman Mackey returned l
the Chamber, after daring Alderman E. W. I
Mackey out, Alderman Collins patted him on tl:
back and told him to go on-that he would stan
his back. .
Alderman Collins requested to bc sworn in ri
gard to the statement of the witness.
Thomas Aiken, colored, weighing about thrc
hundred pounds, was called up to the stand. HI
appearance elicited remarks such as, "There is
good Alderman-he ls a body politic." ne testl
fled that the accused had been sick and had take
Mr. Seymour requested that a recess be allowc
in order to consult.
Several seconded thc motion, and though nc
voted upon, lt was considered taken, and th
Aldermen reclined or lounged about.
After thc lapse of six minutes Ute Council wa
called to order.
THE LIE PASSBD.
Alderman Barrow moved that the taking c
further testimony cease.
Alderman Collins seconded thc motion.
Alderman T. J. Mackey protested against an)
such action; that he could prove that Qcorgc w
Clark (pointing at that Individual who was sll
ling in the Chamber) had attempted to bribe som:
ot the Aldermen to vote for his conviction, un
der any circumstances, whatever, and succeeded
in corrupting two of them.
Collector Clark jumped to his feet and said, ex
cltedly, that man (Alderman T. J. Mackey) ls i
Alderman T. J. Mackey. That man is so wei
known in this community os a thief, that I di
not deem it necessary to answer him.
Alderman Voigt wanted to know if the Alder
man (T. J. M.) had not been taking more mor
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey. I am herc to tes
tlfy that G. W. dark hus attempted to bribe Al
dermcn to vote against Alderman T. J. Mackey.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. 1 am ready to provi
that- Alderman Barrow has been bribed by Geo
YY. Clark to vote against me.
Alderman Barrow, jumping up. I am ready U
prove before God Almighty that this chargi
against me ls one of thc damndest lies ever utter
etl. [Great excitement ensued, several Aldcrmei
rising to their feet and demanding that no sud
language be used.]
Alderman T. J. Mackey. Let all bc cool. I can
not defend myself now as I would under othc:
circumstances. It does riot need that I shook
assert my bravery or readiness to meet thesi
men, as I am too well known in this community
To punish that man (pointing to G. W. Clark,) o:
lins unfortunate individual on my right (Barrow,
ls not now necessary; but if these men whom ;
charge with corruption will give me until 8 o'cloel
to-morrow morning, I will prove that bribes wen
offered to Ave Aldermen of this Board. Two ac
ceptcd and three refused. Of the two who Iel
one was while and one wascolored, und Hie thro
who refused all were colored. Why do 1 take suet
pains to defend myself ? Only to show the com
muuity the class of judges who arraign me. They
have met in solemn caucus aud sworn to con viel
nie upon any testimony. There are Aldermen
here who dare not vote for ray acquittal. This
unfortunate individual ou my right (Barrow) has
received the money.
Alderman Barrow. I will make you prove lt.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I will do so; and I will
tell you all that when you attempt to arouse the
vengeauce of these people, the South Carolinians,
your Winchester rillea will be shattered like dry
reeds in a storm, and you receive the full brunt ol
their vengeance. Expel me, and the people will
put me back, and their vengeance will fall upon
During Alderman T. J. Mackey's remarks, he
said : Alderman Collins called on me thc day
after the affray, expressed his regret at Hie oc?
currence, and asserted that he would vote against
and resent any measure to censure or expel me.
Alderman Barrow. I want justice doue me. I
do not want to be stigmatized as a poor fellow, or
as a tool of any clique, faction or caucus. I have
been working honestly and earnestly for the best
Interests or the Republican party. [Aid. T. J.
Mackey Interrupting-"And soberly. '] 1 arose
to vindicate myself of the Infamous charges made
against me. I never have been bought, and never
will be. He (Alderman T. J. Mackey) yest
met me and suggested that perhaps I could
pjace if I did certain things, and 1 conside
as an attempt to bribe mc, and hurled it
with scorn, and told him that I would stai
die in a gutter before I would accept a bribe
thus dishonor the place I hold and my cou
cnt.s who elected me to lt. I challenge h
prove his charge.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I said you could
Alderman Barrow. Yes, you did.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. Was the man I
tioned au enemy or friend of minc?
Alderman Barrow. That is none of my
Alderman T. J. Mackey. It was Represent
Alderman Cunningham here rose and stated
he bad a resolution to offer, and sent it t<
Alderman Collins. Alderman Mackey says
1 promised to support him, in any mcasui
Council to expel or censure him. When Isa
I meant it, for then I thought that he had r
cated the Corbin claim because he believed
bc right ; but I changed my opinion and rc
when, the next day, I heard that he had prep
an injunction to prevent the City Treasurer
paying the money, should the claim ever be ]
ed. This conduct of his made me think th
was not safe to be In Connell with such a 1
and, therefore, I am in favor of expelling bte
Alderman T. J. Mackey. No; I reckon
Criminals are not safe herc; their day of rec
lng will come.
Alderman L. P. Wall said he would cons
himself degra li. : ;J thc eyes of his constitu
if he did not favor thc granting of every op
tunity to prove thc charges or bribery prefe
by Alderman Mackey against certain Alder:
and moved that Alderman T. J. Mackey br; al
ed until 8 o'clock thc next day to prove
Alderman Collins claimed that the charges I
Alderman Mackey preferred against other Al
men would not cover the charge against him.
Alderman E.P.Wall said Collins was always
of good Intentions ami honor; that he hin
courted an investigation in order that thc c
munlty might know who were guilty; tha
did not fear the result himself.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. Neither you nor j
brother need fear an Investigation.
Alderman Voigt thought that some other t
would do to hear the charges preferred.
Alderman Cunningham had his resolution rt
It is as follows:
Resolved, That as lt ls apparent from the cot
or examination or witnesses on the part or the
fence, numerous witnesses being called to tes
to the same frivolous matters, that thc furl
examination or testimony, or pretended tc
mony, do cease, and that connsel on each i
proceed with the argument, to be limited to th;
minutes on each side.
Alderman T. J. Mackey protested against
adoption or this resolution, and moved that li
laid upon the table.
Thc motion was put and last. A division i
called for, and resulted in 6 voting ror and
against the motion-Alderman L. V. Wall
The resolution was then put and carried.
Alderman T. J. Mackey called for the ayes a
nays, which was granted with thc following rest
Ayes-Barrow, Brown, Collins, Cunnlngha
Geddings, Holloway, Howard, Potter.SmaUs.Voi
Mayor-ll. Nays-Greene, Hampton, T. J. M
key, E. W. M. Mackey, McKinlay, L. 7. and E.
Mr. Seymour rose and stated that he was s
prised to see such action taken by the represen
tlves of thc City or Charleston; that lt show
plainly that the case had been prejudged, and
limit him in thc argument, was only aa attcn
to gag the whole affair; that lt would bc adisgn
for him to proceed, and he would close his moe
until a more fitting opportunity, if my elk
would take my advice, he would throw bia co
mission at your feet and retire. [Loud applaus
He then retired- -
Alderman T. J. Mackey rose and said substt
Hally: lt id necessary that I should proceed, t
before doing so I must apologize to my coun
for the Indignity to which he has been subject
by appearing here to represent me. I applied
a number of lawyers lu this city to obtain tb
services, but they declined to represent mo soli
upon political grounds.
I state here that all of tbc incidents of t
affray or last Thursday night are a perfi
blank to me. I can prove that I reached home ii
state of delirium, and that a physician used ,t
strongest antidotes to relieve me. I Intended
Introduce testimony to prove this and ot!
things that would show that I was not rcspon
bte for my actions on that night, but you ha
stopped me from so doing. I thought that as t
Board had combined to convict me, under ai
circumstances, they would have given mc a fi
hearing, and the report of their action got
abroad would have Injured me; but their action I
night has relieved me or all apprehensions or th
character. You have made np your verdict and w
perhaps expel me, but I go to the people, who v>
return mc to courront you and check your r
rarious schemes-schemes so base that one shrln
appalled at thc very thought of them. I hold
power of this body thc office of Inspect!
General of Timber and Lumber, I tc
your commission . at your rcct, as I dec
lt a great dishonor to bold a commissi
under your hand (pointing at the Mayor,) I
the majority of this Council. Before leaving
desire to clear my skirts of the charge ma
against mc by a witness, that I advocated t
(Corbin) claim. I had declared openly and ofu
that D. T. Corbin did not deserve the $3000, am
would not sustain him in it. When the malt
was referred to the Committee of Ways ai
Means, or which I am chairman, Alderman Cu
ningham, the Mayor and others urged me to mal
a ravorable report. The Mayor and four othe
control' the patronage of the city. There we
around mc hundreds of men out or employ?tes
and with their families and little ones starvin;
Tlicy applied to me for work. Without the influern
of the Mayor and these four Aldermen, I could n
scenre the appointment of one of these men on t!
police force or on the streets. I could not see the
men suffering when lt was in my power to sa'
them, and I signed the report, but Intended al wa;
to oppose it. The people or South Carolina wlU r
sent the action that has heretofore characterlzi
thc villians. They will hurl the mise rab
thieves to their homes in Massachusetts, at
nothing wUlbcseeu of them but their backs i
Ile then read his resignation, and said:
do not hurl this nt your rcet ror your acceptanc
I claim the right to resign, and now leave th
board of robbers, polygamists, perjurers an
forgers, who now rule thc City of Charles toi
ile then moved from his scat saying, "You ca
make thc most of it."
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey. I did not Inteu
to say anything when I came herc to-night, but
must apeak. Ol' all herc, 1 am tho most injuree
I came herc believing that there was some sem
or decency and justice left amoug thc Aldermei
and that there would bea fair triul. The affair o
last Thursday night was disgraceful enough, bi
the action of Council to-night is more so. Whil
thc Alderman whom you came to try commute
a crime on last Thusday night, yet 1 am forced t
acknowledge that he ls not one-half so guilty a
those who have sanctioned these disgraceful prc
ceediugs to night. 1 now teuder my reslgnatlor
1 am too proud to sit In so contemptible a body
too proud to sit with men who have attempted t
rob the city treasury and-[Great confusion.)
. Alderman T. J. Mackey, who, with several otho
Aldermen, were standing up near the door, sal
there was no use in voting to accept his resigna
tion, as thc Aldermen had no right to do lt; tha
theywere acting very foolishly, especially th<
Alderman Barrow. I move we adjourn.
Alderman Voigt. We have the Wlncheste
rifles, and must do our duty at all hazards.
Alderman Cullins moved to accept thc resigna
Alderman Voigt offered a resolution provldlni
that as Alderman T. J. Mackey had resigned, al
further proce d.ngs against him b i dis ontinued
The resolut on was carried, Alderman Hamp
ton vot ng against lt.
Alderman Co lins moved that the resignation o
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey be accepted.
Everything and everybody were now In a state
of the utmost confusion, and on a motion to ad?
journ being offered by Alderman Cunningham,
thc Council dispersed.
Down on the street corner, a colored man and
Alderman Smalls, colored, came near having a
fight, the man having intimated that the Alder?
man had sold himself, but all passed off quietly.
Geo. W. Clark was Jaken hold of by two men, for
what purpose Ls not known, and carried off. Cor?
bin slipped off quietly, and the Mackeys and a
few Loyal Leaguers remained to discuss the
BUSINESS ENVELOPES.-THE NEWS Job Office
is now prepared to furnish good envelopes, with
business cards printed thereon, at $4 per thous?
and. Send your orders. Every merchant and
business man should have his card printed on his
A WORD TO THE WISE.-The recent scenes of
rowdyism enacted in Council, and thc Radical
legislation that has cursed our city, have produced
a dispiriting effect in business circles. As an evi?
dence of what could be accomplished under a
different form of government, we give an extract
from a late Savannah Prlco Current : "Wc arc
pleased to report money easier, and the tone of
business healthy. Thc credit of our city ls daily
gaining ground, as the honorable Intentions of
our new board have secured the confidence of
capitalists. Hs bonds are held (Irmly for better
SALES OP REAL BSTATH.-The following
sales were effected yesterday :
nv LBITCII ? BRUNS.
Four tv o-story wooden dwellings in Pickett's
alley, a f< ir doors from King. No. 1 J300; No. 2
$275; No. J $:ii)0; No. 5 $290.
BY A. C. M'GILLIVRAT. .
A farm in Christ Church Parish, six miles from
Mount Pleasant, and containing 320 acres, for
A house and tot In Anson street, next north of
Wentworth street, for $1175.
BV HOI.MKS 4 MACBETH.
Three tracts of land In St. George's Parish, con
taming In all 2000 acres, for $ooo.
A MODI L ESTABLISHMENT.-We invite the at?
tention of thc friends of TnE NEWS in the city and
throughout thc State to thc excellent facilities
which our jofflce enjoys for the prompt execution
of all kinds of Book and Job Printing. Fully pro?
vided with new type and machinery of the latest
and most approved pattern, and having a large
an* oarofully selected stock of cards, envelopes
and papers of all qualities, THE Na ws Job Office ls
now prepared to fill orders for every description
of plain and ornamental printing in the very best
manaor, and at rates at least as low as any other
establishment tn thc Southern States. CaU at
THE NEWS building (up stairs) and examine our
seale of prices and specimens of our work.
PORT ROYAL RAILROAD.-Tho Augusta
Chronicle of yesterday says: "Work on the sec?
tion of this road, which lies below Sand Bar
Ferry, on the Savannah River, commenced yes?
terday. We are informed that the whole line,
from Sand Bar Ferry to the Intersection of the
Charleston and Savannah Road, (which is about
midway between ('Marleston and Savannah.) ls un?
der contract, and laborers arc now busily at work
upon lt. It ls expected to increase the several forces
on thc linc, Just as soon as they can bc spared
from the cotton fields, to the greatest number
that the work will admit advantageously. Thc
energy that ls being displayed Justifies public ex?
pectation that this road will be completed within
contract time (28th of August, 1870.")
CRUMBS.-A cock fight attracted a small
crowd In Broad street yesterday, though it was
not quite as exciting as a Council meeting.
Mr. Wightman, a Charleston artist, hos Just
completed a well-executed picture of Mr. G. W.
WUllams' two children.
A darkey from the rural parts made his retu.n
called upon to make his mark? Seizing thc pen
like a crowbar, he exclaimed, "L'cm go; I ken
work cm,'' and furnished a pretty fair autograph.
All persons, companies or corporations, failing
to make returns of their pcrsoual property, for
State taxation, to the assessors, at Fire-proof
Building, before thc 10th Instant, subjects their
property to an Increase of fifty per cent., and an
addition of one dollar as penalty, as provided by
A large amount of money changed bands yes?
terday. Most of the notes given to factors fell
due about the 1st of November, and all obligations
have been promptly met.
TUB COUMITTEK OP ARRANGEMENTS of the
Masonic Fair gratefully acknowledge the receipt
of the following articles: Six embroidered shirt
fronts, from Mr. D. B. Haselton; one set toilet
boxes, from Messrs. North, Steele A Wardell; one
cake line Jellies, from Messrs. B. Mantons. A Co.;
wo handsome fans, from Miss E. Haas; chocolate
and coffee, from Messrs. 1). Paul A Co.; cologne
water and perfumery, from Br. P. M. Cohen; two
oxen 'damask doylies, from Messrs. Strauss k
ance; large assortment of perfumery, from
Messrs. A. W. Eckel A Co.; one Jar French pre?
serves, four bottles Jelly, one large box sardines,
from Mr. P. C. Boraer; one handsome meerschaum
pipe, two bead baskets, three Masonic pins, from
Messrs. North, Steele A Wardell, one silver plated
case basket, from Miss Clara Beesley; one child's
embroidered white suit, from Mrs. Mcfureous;
one child's braided sack, from Mrs. Lance; one
pair Polish boots, knitting, Ac, from Mrs. Brails
ford; one pair worked slippers, one child's talma,
mats, cushion, Ac, from Miss E. Gantt; knitting,
from Miss C. Brodie; child's sack, cushions, Ac,
from thc Misses Elie; knitting, from Miss M. W.
Hrallsford; one pal* flower mats, one alum bas?
ket, Ac, from Mrs. St. J. Wilson; t?ney collars and
toilet mats, from Miss Bacot; knitted ermine,
fancy boxes, Ac, from Mrs. J. Knox; opera caps
and sacks, from the Misses Jeffords; a large as?
sortment of handsome plated-ware, from J.Steanei
Esq., New York. R. E. BROWN,
Loss OF WEIGUT ON COTTON.-At the stated
coting of the Chamber of Commerce, held on
Wednesday night, the following interesting and
Important report was ordered to be republished:
To the Chamber of Commerce, charleston:
GENTLEMEN-The undersigned, your committee
appointed at a meeting of the Chamber on May
, to take Into consideration certain subjects
nnectcd with thc sale of cotton In this city,
g to report that they have carefully examined
Into the subject of thc loss of weight on cotton
weighed in this and shipped to other ports. Foi
his purpose they have carefully weighed several
ales of cotton upon the lower Market public scales,
d find they are entirely unfitted for this purpose,
he same bale varying several poonda at dil'
.em Dials; They would, therefore, report ad
rsely to Hie employment of large stationary
scales of that character. They further weighed
esc same bales on all iff the scales now used by
he wharves for that purpose, and found no ma
.?al variation between thc different scales. Thej
ve been forced to the conclusion that thc scab
w in usc is the best that they can recommend
e more so that there is the same complaint Ol
ss on cotton shipped from New Orleans, when
the beam scale is employed. They attribute Hu
loss of weight complained of to have been causei
ncipally by drying In thc holds of the steam
s, as cotton shipped by sail generally holds oui
weight. Your committee heartily endorse UH
recommendation with regard to the morccarcfu
packing and baling or cotton l^our planters
eeling Hurc that it would be very much to theil
interest as a protection from stealing.
As thc sellers of cotton have taken up thc sub
ject of Insurance, storage and thc time for de
cry of cotton after sale, and as the prospects
are favorable toa satisfactory adjustment of thes(
nts, we would recommend that wc suouh.
await thc result of their action in tilla matter.
Upon examination of thc through rates ol
eight per railroad, as compared wit h the loca
rates, we are satisfied that at present no disc ri m
luation ls made which can materially affect tin
interests of our market, and wc further believe
that the direction of our several lines of railroat
111 alwuys be glad to co-operate with this Cham
ber to the extent ol their means in any coursf
hich may have for its object the building up ol
the trade of our city.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
STEPHEN L. HOWARD.
WM. M. LAWTON.
W. E. HOWLAND,
A. R. CHLSOI.M.
To Tna LADIBS.-We be^ to call your spocia
attenUon to two (2) cases of Poplins IR cholci
styles and colors at twenty-five cents. Thcsi
goods are from auction; you will And them cheap
and very desirable, at No. 287 aud 289 King street
Respectfully, * STOLL, WEBB A CO.
Hotel Arrival),-November 4c.
R. Hinds, Marion Courthouse; BL E. Newell,
New York; H. T. Bragg, Brooklyn; S. Huset, H.
Jessup, New York; John Skuse, Baltimore; Wm
H. Wesson, North Carolina; B. C. Norman and
wiTe, T. W. Nettles, Darlington; Wm. Rohlflng,
Baltimore; J. H. Miller and wife, Augusta; Wm.
R. Garrison, New York. .
Tliomas A. Leadbctter, St. John's, Goose Creek;
A. H. Brightraan, John's Island; P. Wylie, Wad
malaw Island;'S. Reynolds, steamship Everman;
R. Hinds, Marlon; Isaac A. Blanton, Mercatus; P.
L.Grimes, S.D. Carlington, Laurens; W. Q. M.
Berly, Lexington; E. W. Mobley, Edgcfleld; L H.
Atler, Columbia; W. A. Llsley, Pickens; T. J.
Clyde, J. W. Fairey, W. C. Fairey, J. W. H. Dukes,
Branchville; W. T. BirnsaH, California; J. W.
Cokes, Augusta; J. C. Campbell, Summerville;
B. F. Weathers, D. Mauler, Roanoke, Ala.; Miss
Terry, Walterboro'; D. H. Rice and lady, Barn?
well; K. J. Humbert, F. Humbert, Grahamville ;
H. W. Hair, L. F. nair, D. J. Hair, Barnwell.
J. C. Bundlett, Beaufort; n. C. BaggcU, South
CaroUna; Wm. L. Blrdsale, New York; Frank W.
Harris, R. F. McConnell, Fred. Brannk, Nassau;
H. Howell and wile, New York; H. D. Breuwood,
A. Kline, Robert J. Murrie, Robert Dohmc, Nas?
sau; Jacn Clcnnzcnca, Mexico; C. staples and
family, New York; J. Caip and wife, Philadelphia;
T. J. Robertson, Columbia; J. W. Baldwin, S. D.
Jones, Backmorc; Geo. H. Kennedy and wife, J.
Middleton, Georgia; P. Gosster and wife, Pennsyl?
vania. _? _ _ _
MK. E. J. BECKMAN, an old resident, has
opened a wood-yard on Vcnning's wharf.
ONE QUIRE Uno initial note paper and twenty
five envelopes to match, ror forty cents, at C. C.
RIghtcr's, No. 161 King street.
LUNCH AT TORCH'S TO-DAT-Oyster soup,
boiled fish, clam chowder, bolled muttou, Ac.
DR. SAMUEL A. WHITE, Dentist, will be ab?
sent Irom the city ror a rew weeks, from the 13th
November, and, in consequence, would request
his friends and patients, desiring his services,
to call as early as possible at his office, No. 307
King street, (over Allan's Jewelry Store.)
A FINE ASSORTMBNT OP PHOTOGRAPHS, impe?
rial cards and frames, at C. C. Rlghter's, No. 161
UNIVERSAL RENCONTRE AND MUTUAL SUR?
PRISE.-Three intended brides, an equal number
of would-be grooms, twenty-one fair single la?
dles Intent on assisting the three afore-mentioned
happy damsels in a certain important ceremony,
twenty-one well dressed single gentlemen who
expected to meet the said twenty-one single la?
dies at a time not rar distant, a half dozen gray
hatred, old gentlemen, and their complement of
old ladies, whose hair should have been gray,
were enough to crowd one of the counters or Von
Santen's Bazaar. There such a shaking or hands
and exchanging or compliments, next such a
unanimous look at the counter, and lastly, such
blank looks at each other. Their embarrassment
can bc better imagined than described. It was,
ol course, rather awkward for them all to have
met at the same place and time to purchase their
A FINK ASSORTMENT OP ALBUMS at very low
prices, including those holding fifty pictures, at
one dollar each. CHAS. C. RIGHTER,
nov 2 No. 101 King street.
ONB OF DICKENS' or Scott's Works is present?
ed to every annual subscriber to the XIX Cen?
JgANK OF TUE STATE BILLS WANTED.
BANK OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
BILLS, issue previous to the war.
ANDREW M. MORELAND,
nov3 " Banker, No. 8 Broad street.
JpiRST MORTGAGE TWENTY-YE AK
SEVEN PER CENT. BONDS
SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD
PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYABLE IN NEW YORK.
These bonds arc secured by a FIRST MORT?
GAGE ON THE ROAD, iHcluding Us outfit and
equipment Tins Trustees are JAMBS ROBB, of
New York; WILLIAM AIKEN and GEORGE W.
WILLIAMS, of Sonth Carolina.
This Road ls 105 miles In length, connecting the
Cities of Savannah and Charleston, and la au im?
portant link or through travel from the North to
(?cor; la, Florida and the Gulf States. The whole
Road will be In complete running order by the
first of December.
This loan ls at thc rate of only $5000 per mile,
which is less than the cost or the iron, and ls a
first-class security in every respect.
These bonds are offered ror the present at
EIGHTY CENTS on the dollar, by the SOUTH
CAROLINA LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY, No. 19
Broad street. THOMAS lt. WARING,
odis wfm Cashier. .
BROKER, No. 4 BROAD STREET,
Buys and sells on commission, Bonds, Stocks,
Bank Bills, and Securities or alt kinds. The high?
est market prices obtained.
Any information desired, by letter or otherwise,
will b'? cheerfully given. Apply as above at No.
l Broad street, or through Poe toni cc Box 307.
Will also attend to the luvestments ol money in
large and small amounts.
REFERENCES.-Wagner, Huger A Co., Reeder A
Davis, G. A. Trenholm A Son, W. C. Bee A Co.,
Thomas E. Waring, Cashier South Carolina Loan
and Trust Company; Pekzcr, Rodgers A Co., J. ?.
Aiken and Co., George H. Walter * Co., Cohen,
Hanckel & Co., Andrew Slmoads, President First
National Bank. . aepUl 2mos D*C
BROKER AND COMMI6SI0N MERCHANT,
No. 48 BROAD STREET.
Charleston, S. C.
S toe XS, Bonds and Gold bought, carried and
sold short in New York City.
Part.-cular attention paid to the purchase anti
sale or all kiHds or Southern Securities. '
TXT T E L I S & C ll I S O L M ,
FACTORS, COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
SHIPPING A C E N T S,
Will attend to thc Purchase, Sale and Shipment
(to Foreign and Domestic Ports) or COTTON,
HICE, LUMBER and NAVAL STORES.
ATLANTIC WHARF, Charleston, S. C.
E. WILLIS.A. R. CHISOLM.
IB BE. S & BARNWELL,
Advances made on Consignments of Cotton,
Rice, Ac, to Foreign and Domestic markets.
ALLEN S. GIBBES. ARTHUR BARNWELL
BROKER AND COMMISSION AGENT,
No. 25 BROAD STREET,
Charleston, S. C.
Prompt attention given to the purchase an<
sale of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, Hank Hi I Ls
Ac, Ac sept 15 wiRI^UOS?S_
ftnrtion Sales-?ljis Clag.
BY MILES DRAKE.
J-JOOTS, SHOES AND HATS.
THIS MORNING, at io o'clock, I will sell at mr
store, corner of King and Liberty streets,
loo cases HOOTS and SHOES, just received, con?
sisting of Men's Grain, Kip and Cali Boots, Con?
gress, Brogans and Balmorals; Ladies' Congress,
Balmorals and rollsti Boots; Women's Bootees;
Boys' and Children's Shoes, assorted,50 cases; 300
dozen Men's and Boys' Alpine, Broadway, Young
America and American (?iris' Felt and Wool Hats.
By J. & W. KNOX. "
RIBBONS, HOSIERY, FANCY GOODS,.
We will continue to sell THIS DAY, commencing
at io o'clock.
Thc STOCK of Mr. A. ' Ung, No. 237 King street?
damaged by water during the late fire.
Conditions cash. _novS
By WM. McKAY. ?
g A LE WITHOUT RB SER YE.
THIS DAY, (Friday,) at No. iso Meeting-street, at
10 o'clock, will be sold,
MARBLE-TOP BUREAU, Extension Table, So?
fas, Chairs, and a large lot Sundries, to pay stor?
age and other expenses.
Nigltt sale of DRY GOODS, Ac, at half-past T
o'clock on Monday, Sth Instant. Particulars In
future advertisement. nov5
Unction Sales-Enture Slaps.
By J. & W.;K??0X.
SALE OF DESIRABLE AND ELEGANT
On WEDNESDAY, 10th instant, at No. 120 Market
Conditions cash. nov5 fstu3
By rY. Y. LEITCH k B. S.. BRUNS.
DESIRABLE WOODEN RESIDENCE;
No. 308 MEETING STRHET, HEAR
Will be sold on TUESDAY, the 9th instant, at tko
Old Postoflce, at ll o'clock,
That desirable two story WOODEN DWELLING
on the east side of Meeting street, known as No.
308, with double piazza. House contains six
rooms, besides pantry, cistern and kitchen. ;
Lot measures 30 feet by 131.
Terms-One-half cash; balance In one and two
years, with interest, secured by bond and mort?
gage. Purchaser to pay us for papers and
stamps. nova fmtuS
By A. C. MCGILLIVRAY,
VALUABLE BUILDING LOT ON KING
Will be sold on TUESDAY next, the 9th Instant,
at the Old Customhouse, at ll o'clock,
All that valuable LOT OF LAND on the west
side of King street, fourth lot north of Queen, be?
ing 23 feet front by 232 deep; together with a rear
Lot opening Into Clifford alley, 17 feet by 44, more
.- Terms cash. Purchaser pays for papers as
For further particulars of this valuable proper?
ty, apply as above, at No. 29 Broad street, where
a plat can be seen. nov6 rartuA
IN EQUITY-ANDBRSON COUNTT-B. FRANK
SLOAN TS. WILLIAM H. D. GAU.LARD AND
OTHERS-BILL TO PARTITION REAL
ESTATE. AC, OF BENJAMIN P.
By virtue of an order to me directed from the
Honorable Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
District. I wiU sell to the highest bidder, at Pen?
dleton Village, on FRIDAY, the 19th day of No?
vember next, ,
The HOUSE AND LOT, known as the late resi?
dence of said deceased, situated in the VlUage of
Pendleton on-street, adjoining Lot of E.
Sharp and Blue Ridge Railroad, containing nine
acres, more or less.
\-'inc BRICK STOKKtrwrafc AND LUT, situate la
said Village, -and OR the public square thereof,
now occupied by J. B. E. Sloan A Co. ,
Terms of Sale-One-fourth of the purchase
money cash; the remaining three-fourths on a
credit of twelve months, with Interest from day
of sale, secured by the bond of purchaser, and at
least two approved sureties, with a mortgage of
the premises. Purchaser to pay for marapa and
titles. JOHN W. DANIELS,
Clerk-of Court Anderson County.
OCt27 Wfm 10D40
Slnctioneers' jhritjate Sales, Ut.
By J. FRASER MATHE WES.
JT^ICE AND PROVISION PLANTATION.
At Private Sale
That valuable RICE AND PROVISION PT AN
TATION, called Romney, situated at South Ferry,
on thc Santee River, containing 1333 acres-4M
cleared and under bank, 300 high land, 87 clear?
ed, balance wen timbered with cypress, oak, Aa.
The Plantation ls now under cultivation, ia wea
settled with Dwelling, barns and negro houses,
and known as one of the best places on the river.
Fer terms, apply to _?_
J. FRASER MATHEWE3,
Real Estate Agent, No. 56 Broad street.
pACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S
COMPOUND ACID PHOSPHATE OF LIMB,
COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED.
This article is manufactured at thc Company's
Works under the direction and snperln tend enc?
of Dr. RA VEN EL. It contains the .-ame elements
or fortuity as Soluble Pacific Guano, except that
it is not furnished with ammonia. It ls prepared
expressly for composting with cottfn seed, which
rurnishes the element or ammonia-thc object be?
ing to render that side-product ot the plantation
available to the highest degree as an element o
For further, and particular Information, apply
to the undersigned,
J. N. ROBSON,
Agent for South Carolina,
Nos. 1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf.
JOHN. S. REESE A CO.,
General Agents Baltimore.
500 barrels LAND PLASTER, in store.
For sale by
0C112 OLNEY Sc CO.
jQO YOU WISH TO PUT OFF INDEFI?
NITELY Sick Headache, Sour Eructations and
Acidity of the Stomaohf
USE SOLOMON'S BITTERS,
i'or salo by RAOUL A I.y UAH.
J L . SHEPPARD,
Will attend to the Purchase and Shipping of
COTTON, RICE aad General Merchandise.
Office at Messrs. COHEN, HANCKEL A CO., No.
46 East Bay._nov2
GIVE GENERAL SATISFACTION.
For sale by
aeptiT amos_Jtxmb A LYN A H.
T\0 YOU WISH TO SLEEP SOUNDLY
at night, and awake In the mot lung with a
thorough appreciation of your egg, rotls and
coffee ? _
USE SOLOMON'S BITTERS.