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VOLUME VII.-NUMBER 1157.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR
The Free Schcol Bill-The Coln Bill In
the Senate-Judge Carpenter Demand?
mm Investigation-G nd ii Declared
Senator from Abbeville-Thc Christ?
mas Holldavs to be Observed-A Kcvf
?ax Bill Pro, osed- " Thc News" Dls
tasteful to tue Model Legislators-A
Resolution to Ki pel Its Reporter Voted
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NETTS.]
COLOMBIA, December 14.
Di the Senate the bul to establish and main tam
a sys ten of free common schools in South Caro?
lina was taken np, and sections 21 and 22 passed
to their secend reading. The twentieth sec?
tion had been considered and Indefinitely post?
poned; and, pending the discussion of the twenty -
third seotien, the Senate adjourned.
The folio wing bills received their first reading:
The House bill to provide for the payment of thc
interest of State stocks and bonds in coin ; to au?
thorize administrators, executors, et al, to sell
certain evidences of indebtedness; to protect
minors bound out to service by indenture; the
Senate bill to amend the militia laws; to rechar?
ter Rantowle's Bridge to Hrs. Mcsservey.
The House resolution to have a recess from thc
23d hf December to the 5th of January was con?
Notices of bills were given by Donaldson to In?
corporate the Town of Chesterfield, and by Cor?
bin to amend the civil law, and tb provide for the
assessment of personal property m Charleston.
Speaker Moses came into the Senate and signed
the roue-win: sets: To amCLd the law in relation
- to Ute recording of mortgages and to regulate the
Ben thereof; to determine the manner of collect?
ing taxes past due, assessed under the military
and provisional governments; to amend the act
providing for the taxation of property.
Judge Carpenter sent a letter to the Senate re?
questing a full and thorough investigation of his
oficial conduct, and stating that the request was
made because of the charges that he had been un?
just to the colored people in his circuit. lt was
referred to the Judiciary Committee, and was
also presented In the House.
The Committee on Privileges and Elections, to
whom was committed the report regarding the
Abbeville election, eon test, made a long report to?
day, signed by Hoyt, Owen and Rose. They de?
da^ that the vote at the Calhoun Milla Precinct
waa null and veld and should be thrown out.
Without lt, Ouffln has a majority, and should,
therefore, have the seat.
In the House, tho bill to better protect the
holders of Insoumis poUeles was reported on
and read the ?icond time.
The foilowiny, hills were read the first time: To
punish conspiracies to prosecute Innocent per?
sons; to provide for general elections and the
maansr efeond acting the same.
DeLarge offered a resolution directing the State
Mdtterto levy taxes, whleh received its first
reading. It provides for a State tax of half of
one per cent, to meet the appropriations of the
fiscal year, and for the county commissioners
three mils on the dollar for county purposes.
Hayna, colored, offered a resolution to exolr de
the correspondents of THE CHARLESTON NEWS
?r?m the floor of the House, but withdrew 11
Borton offered a resolution to expel THE NEWS'
reporter from the floor. Tomlinson and DeLarge
spoke against it, and lt waa laid on the table by a
largo majority. It is believed to be Bowen's
work. The debate was not excited.
THE RADICAL WIGWAM.
HARD CASH-BLOODY WARS-BRIBERY-COR?
That Cols Bill-The City of Colombia
#Mr. Dickinson's Small Railroad"
""Weary, Oh: sa Weary"-The Cos
tomhoo.se-Thc Woman Shooter-The
- Smelling Committee-Taxes for 1870
Lsnd Ho t-School Boohs-S w a m p
[FB01T OUR OWN CO BS P0N D EST. ]
COLUMBIA, December 13,
Colonel Montgomery, president pro tem.,
?ailed the Senate to order to-day at 12 o'clock,
and to the roll call which followed, only seven
senators answered. This number not constitut?
ing a quorum, the president so announced,
Whereupon JUlson moved that the sergeant-at
arms be Instructed to look up the absent sen at o rs
and hrlng in all he found. This motion was
carried, and the sergeant-at-arms started eut.
After an absence of abont twenty minutes, he re?
turned and reported that he could find none. The
Senate then, on motion of Hayae, adjourned.
THAT COIN BILL.
The bili providing for the payment of the in?
terest of the State stocks and bonds in coln is still
one of the chief topics of discussion. Many of
the Radical members express their disgust at the
manner In which it was passed in the House, sad
do not hesitate to assert that money was freely
' oaed to Influence the votes of the members. It
aaa been stated that the highest amonnt paid for
a vote was two hundred dollars, and the lowest
it la reported that Governor Scott will veto the
DIB after it ls passed fey the Senate, some assert?
ing that his reason for BO doing is because he does
sottish to assume the onus of having favored
rt-knowing, however, that it will be passed over
his veto. Some of the less charitable ones hint
that he will veto the biU because he bas sold all of
his bonds an/1 is not now interested.
In my report of Elliott's remarks the types
made me say that he said " he (Periter) intended
Dribery and corruption." It should bc, int?mated
bribery and corruption.
THE CITY OF COLUMBIA.
The biB to extend the limito of the city of Co?
lumbia has a section providing that an election
for Mayor and Alderman be held on the first Tues?
day of February, 1870, who shall hold their offices
natil the regular election of members or thc Gen
aral Assembly In 1872. When the bill was taken
op ha the House to-day, DeLarge moved that the
section be stricken out, arguing that to pass it
would be unwise and dangerous ; it was* a pwliti
cal scheme to get rid of the present officers, who
had been fairly elected and were entitled to hold
their offices until their terms expired. In con?
cluding his remarks, DeLarge paid a high com?
pliment to the efficiency aad zeal which had
BMuXid the official conductor the present Mayor
and Alderman. Tomlinson and Geo. Lee support?
ed DeLarge's motion. Neagle and Purvis opposed
it. Ooo. Lee moved to amend the section by al?
lowing the citizens living in that portion brought
into the city by the extension, to elect at the time
designated an alderman, or as many aa was re
faired to represent them. Abont this time a
motion to postpone the consideration of the bill
Xthe 20th of this month was made and
"MR. DICKINSON'S SMALL RAILROAD."
The report of the Judiciary Committee on thc
bill to grant Hie rigtit or way ?vcr tbe Cliarl
and Savannah Railroad, recommending tha
Messrs. Dickinson, Jones and Robinson mn
all Uwc9 conform to the schedule or the rail
and in no instance cross within fifteen minn
thc time any train is dnc, and that it shall I
duty of the said company to give the said p?
or their agents notice in writing three da
advance of any change to their seUedule
taken up la the House to-day. DeLarge at
took thc Ceor, and announced his totemic
speaking, if necessary, until to-morrow mor
by which time he could get a memarlal o
citizens of Charleston protesting against the
posed measure. He then commenced his sp
and spoke to a random sort of way for two 1
and a half. During his remarks, he made sc
motions-all of which were defeated-also r<
letter from the acting president af the road,
tog thal there was no objection to granting
right of way, bot there was to furnishing
schedule changes. DeLarge also stated tha
gentlemen who were interested in the small
road did net intend to work for the bcnell
Charleston, but of Savannah, to which poin
tuc 'umber that passed through th' ir hands w
be shipped. DeLarge worried his fellow-n
bers out, and they gladly passed a motion t<
"WEARY, OH ! SO WEARY."
Thc unaccustomed duties of legislating 1
become wearisome to the members even aft?
short a "spell" as they have had this season,
day a concurrent resolution was Introduce
the House providing that the General Asset
should adjourn on the 22d of this month tc
fifth of next month. It was passed at once v
out a dissenting vote. It is understood thal
Senate will pass it to-morrow with an ami
meat clause providing that the members
senators do not receive "per diem" during
A gentleman here has received a letter f
Senator Sawyer stating t?at he has every as
ance that he will be able to get a sufficient
proprlation from Congress to complete the
tomhouse at Charleston.
. There has been very littlo talk of the shooi
of Mattie Stokes by Meade, member of tho Ho
fiona York, of which the readers of TBS NEWS ti
been informed by telegraph. The affair has t
hushed up by tho payment af a i
of money to the woman-how much ls
at fited. Thc weuad was not as bad as first
ported. Meade is walking about, and seems t
perfectly unapprehensive of arrest. It ls ttl
that thc matter will be brought to thc atteni
or the grand jury of thc Coan of General Sessl?
which meets !iere in February next.
Speaking of shooting reminds me of an al
that occurred the other night at a fair given
the benefit of the "Republican Brass Band."
member was very attentive to a light-hucd di
Bel, and invested his per diem to supply her
petite, to an extent which was extravagant
say the least. Towards the close of the en
tainment a page of the Senate, who is a sh
darker than charcoal, "walked toto the affect!
of the aforesaid damsel," and completely "
out" the member, who, upon hearing who i
his rival, recollected his dignity, then consldt
lt in sui ted, and then forgot it so far as to d ra'
pistol and start lo pursuit or the page; but
benevolent intentions to deprive the State o
fntare senator were frustrated by his fr?en
who held him until he "cooled down."
TUE SMELLING COX MITT BK.
The committee which was appointed by
last Legislature to Investigate the alleged frau
intimidations, Ac, at the various precincts of I
Third Congressional District during the elect
for congressman to represent said district,!
busily engaged in preparing their report. Il
reported that the committee wUl, in said repo
tell of any number of wrongs, murders, A
perpetrated upon the poor negroes.
TAXES FOR 1870.
I learn that in a day or two a concurrent rc
lotion will be Introduced lu the House providi
that the tax to meet thc expenses of the S ti
government for 1879 shall be one-half of one p
cent, which amount, lt is claimed, will be ami
sufficient. The tax for this year was three-fourt
of one per cent.
LAND HO I
As has been stated, Cain, colored, a short th
ago introduced a bill providing for an appropr
tlon of one million of dollars to purchase lan
for the poor. No actloa bas been taken upon
yet, bnt it is generally believed that the Hon
wiU refuse to consent io such a large approprl
HOB being made.
Who shall have the power of purchasing scho<
books for the children of the free-schools of tl
State? ls a question frequently asked, but i
oft et. unanswered. The "Educational bill" pr
vides that the State Board of Education shs
have the power, but lt LS doubtful if the acetic
containing that proviso will pass. Thc House w:
endeavor to pass an amendment providing tt;
there shall be a commission appointed by tl
Senate and thc Hons?, whose dnty it shall be I
select aud purchase the books. Some wai
the matter left entirely to the county school con
missioners, who shall select the books they deen
best adapted for the children af their respectiv
counties. Anticipating that this last comp
would be pursued, a New York publishing hous
sent out two agents who, taking different routei
have called upon all or nearly aU of thc schoc
commissioners and, doubtless, Impressed thee
with the belief that their text books only have th
necessary requisites to train np the education c
the children to the way lt ?tioiiH go. Anothe
New York house Is represented herc. It ls rumoi
ed that the two publishing houses have com
bined to fight tho official "ring," which botl
believe has been formed to purchase the books o
a house of their own choosing. Thc comblnatioi
propose to divide the spoils-ene to sell th
readers and spellers, the other the geographies
arithmetics and histories. Another pnbiish
lng house is reported tobe throwing out skirmish
ere to this direction. The fight over the qnestlot
promises to be warm.
THE SWAMP LANDS.
The Radical's Executive, In his last message
states that the swamp lauds of the State com
prise more than one million of acres of almost In
exhaustible fertility, and recommends an accur?
ate survey of them and a plan for their reclama
tlon. As has been stated by THE NEWS, Donald
son has given notice of bis intention to introduce
a biU providing for the drainage of these swamp
lands. On inquiring of the Auditor of the State
to regard to the number of acres comprised in
these swamp lands, I was informed that he liad
no data by which he oould judge accurately, as
they were not returned under that head-thc un?
cultivated lands being returned as "wood, un?
cultivated and marsh lands," of which there
arc eleven million acres, valued at forty-two mil?
lion dollars. What plan will be urged m the bill
tu be introduced, has not, as I am informed, been
determined upon. Some are in favor of the State
purchasing the swamp lands, and others desire
the State to drain them and let the owners pledge
themselves to pay thc expense to five or ten
years. It is very much desired that owners of
swamp lands will communicate their opinions
upon thc method of drainage which cun accom?
plish tba work thoroughly at thc least expense,
and at thc same time not conflict with thc inter?
ests of the owners.
In thc House to-day McIntyre introduced the
following preamble and resolution, which was,
on motion or DeLarge, referred to the Committee
on Statehouse aud Groauds:
Whereas, It H customary throughout thc Uni?
ted St ?i os that, at thc sittings of the loyal Legis?
latures a United States flag waves over thu place
where it assembles; therefore, be it
Bjsoliea by thc House or Repr?sentatives, the
Senate concurring, Thatthesergeants-at-armsbc,
and are hereby, authorized to place over this
Statehoase a United States flag, to remain during
The following protest waa offered to bc entered
on the Journals:
We, thc undersigned, heg leave to record our
reasons for voting against a bill to provide for Hie
payment or interest on bonds and stocks of thus
Slate in gold or silver coln.
1st We believe it tobe unwise, unnecessary and
2d. In the absence of the Comptroller-General's
report, and that of the linancial agent of thc
state, no measures looking to increased expend?
tures of ?the funds of the State should be adopted.
Signed by Wm. McKinlay, colored, Beuj. A..
BosemoD, colored, W. J. McKinlay, colored. H. W.
Purvis, colored. T. K. Sasportas, colored, Samuel
Tin6iay, John B. Hyde. L.
LONDON, December 14.
The Monarch, with Peabody's remains, has
been detained on account of a gale.
Mncb alarm bas been created by the appear?
ance of the rinderpest at the great cattle show
In this city.
LISBON, December 14.
The breach between the King and Duke Galda
hana ls widening daily. The resignation of the
ministry is hourly expected. A military move?
ment, headed by Duke Galdabana, ls assuming
threatening proportions. Disorders are reported
LONDON, December 14.
China has ratified Burlingame's treaty with
His Oration on Charity Last Thursday
ErenlHg at the New York Academy
j of Slaslc.
Thc Academy of Music in Kew York was
crowded last Thursday evening by one of the
largest and most brilliant audiences ever assem?
bled therein, attracted to hear the lecture or ora?
tion of the Rev. Father Hyacinthe, on "Charity."
Every seat In the building was occupied,, while
hundreds were compelled to content themselves
with standing roora. Thc stage was occupied by
a number of distinguished gentlomen, among
whom were noticed the consular representatives
of Italy, Belgium, Holland, Spain, and other na?
tions; several judges of the Supreme Court, Hor?
ace Greeley, and a number of well-known law?
yers. Pere Hyucinthe was Introduced by Mr.
Caylus, formerly a Journalist in France, and for
years a prominent merchant in New York City.
Mons. Caylus, in introducing the speaker, said
that the Americans, and Germans, and Irish had
each hcardthelr great orators In the Academy of
Music, and lt was now the turn of thc French.
On rising to speak, as on entering, a perfect storm
of applause greeted Father Hyacinthe. He seem?
ed sensibly affected by the warmth of this greet?
ing. A report in one of the New York papers
gives the following description of the manner of
the speaker and the points of his discVmrsc:
In speaking, Father Hyacinthe's language ponrs
fluently from his lips, every syllable ts dlsUuctly
enunciated, and his voice, though sounding some?
what husky, was clearly heard all through the
house. His action ls extremely graceful, never
harsh or abruptly angnlar, '.cd greatly resembles
the elegant movements of Ristorl. At times,
when he rose to his full height, his head slightly
thrown back, his voice coming forth full aud
strong, he loeked superbly grand.
The orator spoke of thc direction to be given to
life. Humanity has hesitate*! between two roads
for centuries. Shall man give to his existence an
impulse that wlU separate him from the world
that hears him and tear lt from all that the Crea?
tor has made ita basis-family, affections, inter?
ests, sufferings; or shall he cast away all Idea of
loving Heaven and concentrate apon earth his
faith, his hope, bis lover My experience has con?
vinced me that between these two roads there ls
a third opened for thc greatest moral and religions
progress man can make, and trodden by men who
can reconcile Heaven and earth-the present life
with a rature. As the first man, the work or God,
was thc king, the owner, thc manager of Rdcn
and all its brute inhabitants, BO we have to con?
tinue in these ages the work of Adam; but in?
stead of a small part of Asia Minor, we have a
whole planet God has given us steam and elec?
tricity, and distance is annihilated. The globe is
our Eden. After the first man came family and
society. God made Adam a companion and saved
him from egotism. Thus was the organization of
the family perfected. In modern society, celibacy
exists for the sake of God, but this exception, if
yon make it a rule, is against God and against,
nature. Celibacy ls cowardice If lt docs not gio
rffy marriage The Apostles have said marriage
The great object In life ls the reconciliation of
Heaven and earth, of the present life with the fu?
ture, and to secure union cn earth. Union in thc
city, in the nation and in humanity was the
thought of Jesus Christ, who first proclaimed that
which the prophets but dimly saw, and the Jews
never did sec. The centuries that are to realize
this great union of nations have begun; the labor
has commenced. Northward you have the Es?
quimaux; southward is Africa. You summon
from walled China thc unmoving people to dwell
amid the moving nation, thc stationary to mingle
with the progressive, all impelled by the breath
of you, the great hnmanilarian pcaple. (Great
applause.] Thu foundation of your people is the
Bible, the book that speaks of God, the living
word of Jesus Cl hst. In an admirable manifesto
from your President, there Bhows through his
words thc Christian faith. A belief In Jesus ls at
the root of this nation. May Jesus Christ protect
your county and develop old Europe, preparing
amid strife unity and religious and material pros?
perity. And when I return I shall tell Europe that
l have found here liberty associated with Chris?
tianity, and have been amoRg a people who do
not think that to bc free they must be parted from
God. [dre.it applause.]
Thc New York World devotes a column to the
description of the audience and of the lecturer.
The first was by no means sectarian, representa?
tives of all religious and no religions, pew-holders
and speculators being mixed in all parts of thc
crowded house. There were 2000 persons pres?
ent. The reporter gives a description of Father
He was dressed in a black snit, not of priestly
cut or dimensions, and if not fashionable lt was
at least thoroughly the dress of a gentleman of
taste, and nor conformed to any of thc rules or
etiquette which generally overtake speakers and
actors npon that stage." There was nothing of
thc " persuasion" about it, and lt was as far the
other way from the absurd extreme of full dress.
He stood a moment at the table as thc president
introduced him. He ls a man of medium height,
solidly built, and inclining lo portliness, with a
rugged, fleshy face, in which thc nervous bilious
temperament predominates, and which, from its
massive features and stolid expression, when at
rest, gives at the first glance au erroneous im?
pression of the man. It Is the lusty organization
of Luther, rather than the abstemious body or
Fenelon. There Ls more of the "Little Corporal"
lu the head than of Erasmus. It does not charm
you with apparent Intellectuality. The moment
he speaks, a new character CO^?S into his race.
The voice liself dispels the drat impression. It Is
thc voice of kindness; one of those clear, sharp,
penetrating voices which hold all the shades and
half-tints, the Inflections of language in solution
a voice warm, gcntle.subdued, but wonderfullydls
tinct, and with a pleasant sadness lurking In lt, lt
is, too, thc voice of the scholar, thoroughly trained
to its work-no tones wasted; every word rapidly
but wholly spoken, and every sentence turned as
rhythmically as a phrase of music, and this with?
out any dramatic effort, but with u quiet earnest?
ness which gives it a fresh charm. As he warms
with his subject, his oratory becomes a trifle more
impetuous, but by the side of our headlong native
orators lt ls placid enough.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
The Labor Question In Lauren?.
Colonel John Cunningham will Bpeak al
Laurens Courthouse on sales day In January next,
on the labor question, and on the preliminary po?
litical questions which may arise lu thc future.
Leslie In Laurens.
C. P. Leslie, land commissioner, appointed to
buy lands for the landless, was In Laurens on Mon?
day week, per Joseph Crews, agent. He purchas?
ed two tracts or land-one al $9 per acre and
another at $8, t he purohases aggregating $5190.
Parties who know the lands represent them as
"poor indeed," and thc prices paid as extrava?
gant and ridiculous.
Land* Rising In Value.
The Laurensville Herald says: "Public and
private sales Indicate great appreciation in real
estate in this section. Lauds, that two years ago
brought ten and twelve dollars, now sell for fif?
teen and twenty per ame. On Monday last the
real estate transactions were as follows: One
tract or land, containing 327 acres, sold by tho
sheriff, brought $2100: one tract, containing 300
acres, sold by sheriff, os the property of Wood C.
Hollins, brought $2490; one tract, sold br order of
thc Court, of Probate, containing 90 acres, sold as
the property of James Neely, deceased, brought
$260. The olerk of the conn Bold the real estate
of Wm. Boazman, deceased, (460 acres,) for $2?oo.
Thc real estate of James Lecke, deceased, (300
acres,) sold by administrator, brought J2T00.
IMPORTANT Flt O M WASHINGTON.
Interesting Official Statements in Re?
gard to Cotton Production.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, December 14.
The following is what tho Commissioner of
Agriculture says in his annual report, just out,
underthe head or "Southern Agriculture : "
"The continued high prise of cotton has made
its culture more profitable than at any former
period, and the crop ol' 1S6S has yielded a larger
amount of money than that of 1859. The yield of |
the past year exceeded very slightly the estimate
or this Department, which was 2,3SO,ooo bales.
The present season has witnessed great activity
In this culture, an increase or area cultivated, and
more general and generous fertilization, and has
also been characterized by drought In the sea?
board States, and other causes ot diminished pro
ductiot, which have modified the expectations of
planters ; yet the crop will exceed that of last
year, and may reach 2,700,000 bales.
"I regret to obscrve.from official correspondence
and during a brief tour through the cotton States,
tlie tendency to neglect other crops and concen?
trate all available labor and capital npon a single
product, however profitable. The inevitable re?
sult will be more cotton and smaller net returns
In money after the purchase of needed supplies,
and, as further result, a slower Improvement of
neglected lands. This bane of Southern agricul?
ture ls still operative, and may cease to exist only
when low prices, disaster and despondency shall
again arrest the impolitic and irrational course
of production. I would not advise an attempt to
keep np prices by limiting the yield; a somewhat
larger supply of the staple ls needed in the mar
ket3 0f the world; the present rates cannot bo
susfnined indefinitely; but I would not roster the
suicidal mania for cheapening thc money-pro?
ducing crop while renderiug dearer every other
that mast be purchased as an auxiliary or its pro?
"li ls gratifying, however, to note the increase
or colton manufactures In thc cotton region, their
flourishing condition, their large dividends, and
the quality of their yarns and rabrics. Operativ es
are easily obtained at reasonable wages, becom?
ing readily Inured to habits or systematic Indus?
try, and rapidly acquiring thc requisite skill. At
the commencement or the present year there
were eighty-six cotton mills reported from South?
ern States to the National Association ot Cotton
Manufacturers and Planters, running 225,063
spindle?, consuming 31,415,760 pounds. The fol?
lowing are details of returns rrom the cotton
"Thc cotton manufactured in the United State?
In 1800 was 422,704,975 pounds; In iso?, by thc?c
returns, 450,000,000 pounds. At the former date
tho home consumption was twenty per cent, or
the crop; lt ls now rorty per cent. As the ratio or
consumption shall be further Increased, the pros?
perity or the conutry and of the cotton section
"The sugar Interest ls rapidly attaining Its for?
mer proportions. A disposition ls indicated to
extend its culture beyond th? cane plantations of
the Mississippi River to Florida, Southern Geor?
gia and Texas. Fruit culture ls gaining a promi?
nence which lt never before enjoyed; vineyards or
hundreds or acres in extent have been establish?
ed, and orchards or thousands or acres, wita
groves or oranges and other tropical fruits. There
Ls evidence or progress aUo in the use or Improved
agricultural implements, the employment or fer?
tilizers, and In the mental activity and spirit of
inquiry which are moving the rural mind or this
[FROM TUE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
? WASHINGTON, December 14.
Admiral Poore, on thc Powhattan, has ar?
rived at Key West with thirty sLx ot the Lillian's
Attorney-General Hoar decided that additional
legislation will bc necessary to enable the Federal
Government to holiT certain cemeteries In the
South, and that thc owners must bc compensated
for their lauds.
PDOCEE?INGS OF CONGRESS.
In the Senate, Thurman presented the resolution
of Ohio withdrawing her assent to thc Fifteenth
Call presented a resolution directing the Finance
Committee to Inquire into the expediency of tax?
ing whiskey ono dollar per gallon.
Kellogg introduced a bill for Improving the
Rayon Teche, and repairing thc New Orleans Cus
Adjourned in honor of Fcssenden'a memory.
In the House, the Ways and Means Committee
were directed to inquire Into the expediency of
abolishing the revenue machinery and a portion
of taxes umoag the Stales.
Cox Introduced a resolution that the people
learn with horror and indignation or the treat?
ment or American citizens held as Fenlau prison?
ers by England.
The Secretary or War was asked for Informa?
tion in regard to deepening the mouth or the Mis?
Another bill introduced providing for the ad?
mission or Virginia on certain conditions, has
been referred to the Reconstruction Committee.
Cross purposes In the committee arc apparent.
The whole matter ls postponed go Saturday, os?
tensibly because the various bills are not printed.
The committee has taken no action yet regarding
The oondlttons of Ward's bill for Virginia's ad?
mission are, that the constitution shall never bc
amended t* deprive any citizen or class or citi?
zens or the right to vote in that State, who are
entitled to vote by the constitution thercor, now
to be recognized, or of the right to set upon
Juries, or or the right to equal participation In
the school rund and school privileges, as now
recognized by such constitution; provided, that
uny alteration of such constitution may be made
with regard to time and place of residence or
THE VIRGINIA HA SONS.
RICHMOND, December 14.
Thc Grand Lodge of Masons to-night elected
Thomas P. Owens, of Norfolk, grand master; Wm.
L. Manie, or Richmond, deputy grand master;
Robert E. Withers, of Lynchburg, senior warden;
Wm. H. Lambert, Junior warden; Thomas A. Dud?
ley, or Richmond, grand treasurer; Dr. Jehu
Dove, or Richmond, grand secretary; Wm. R.
Taliafcrro, of Clouccstcr, senior deacon; Judge
Richard Parker, junior deacon.
SPANKS FROM THE WIRES.
Dispatches from Galveston, Texas, report
that in one hundred counties Davis' majority has
been reduced to 1764.
The Haytlen steamer Triumph, formerly the
Confederate ram Atlanta, was disabled going
down the Delaware River, and was towed back to
There is a bair million defalcation in thc How?
ard National Bank of Boston.
The Spanish man or-war Isabel, with crews for
twelve gunboats, sailed rrom Havana yesterday
for New York.
The steamship City or Brussels has made the
trip rrom New York in six days, the quickest re
MONTGOMERY, December 14.
To-day -the Semite discussed, without defi?
nite action, the omnibus railroad bill. It pro?
poses to issne State bonds to certain roads to thc
amount of severa! millions, for which the State is
to hold Hie roads by second mortgage bonds, and
to endorse, te the extent of several millions
more, the bonds of several other roads, for which
the State is to hold the first mortgage. It ls
thought the bills cannot pass, though strong Bos?
ton and lobby influences are pushing it.
Botli Douses adjourn to-morrow until the 10th
day of January.
A HUGE MONOPOL Y.
Thc Phosphates In the Bed of our Nav?
. A correspondent oi thc Columbia Phoenix
calls attention to an exceedingly succulent morse),
in the shape of a bill, now before the Senate, In thc
following words :
A bill to grant to certain persons therein named
the exclusive right to dig and mine in thc beds of
the navigable streams and waters of thc State,
for phosphate rocks and phosphate deposits.
lie it enacted, Ac. That the State of South Car?
olina doc* hereby give and grant unto the follow?
ing named persons, to Wit : George W. Williams,
James H. Taylor, Joseph H. Robertson, Edwin
Platt, James Bridge, Jr., William lilrnle. Edward
Willis, Alexander R. Chlsolm, W. L. Bradley, and
tillarles C. Coe, and such other persons as they
may associate with them, the exclusive right to
dig, mine, and remove from thc beds of thc navi?
gable streams and waters within the jurisdiction
of the State of South Carolina, the phosphate
rock nri. 1 phosphate deposit : Proride?, That thc
perse is named, and their associates, "null not in
any way Interfere with the free navigation of the
navigable streams and waters of thc Stale, or
the private tights of auy citizen or citizens resi?
ding upon the banks of the said navigable rivers
and waters ef the State.
SEC. 2. That this Rift and grant is made npon
t e express condition that said grantees shall pay
t thc State of South Carolina th e.sum of twenty
cents per ton for every ton of phosphate rock or
phosphate deposit du?, mined, or removed from
the said navigable rivers and waters of the State.
The Phoenix correspondent remarks :
Tho phosphate bed of South Carolina ls known
to extend from the Wando River to the Savan?
nah. Its value depends upon its proximity to the'
surface, and the facility with which it can be con?
veyed to navigable waters, and thence to the
markets of the world. Throughout thc section of
the State between thc Wando and the Savannah,
thc channels of the intervening rivers cut through
the phosphate bed, ami thc pbosphute, washed of
Itu earthly lncnmbranec, lies at the bottom ol'
or their channels, and catt be lifted by dredges
and scows In a condition ready for thc market,
and worth, at least, loo per cent, more than in
localities where lt ls overlaid by rrom two to four
feet of earth, and where it has to go through the
manipulation of washing machines aud transpor?
tation to thc banks of a river. It ls worth, there?
fore, on board of the BCOW, at least, from six to
el?htdollars per ton, Tor which this bill proposes
to pay the Stato twenty cents per ton. The grant
above proposes that thcravored individuals named
shpn have the exclusive right to take thc phos?
phite* rrom thc beds or all ihc navigable streams
and waters, emhrtclng the bays and Inlets along
the coast, comprising, at least, 2,000,000 of acres
or surface, and each acre may bc calculated on
for from soo to 1000 tons of phosphate, making an
aggregate of l,12.r>,000 of tons. Compare the dif?
ference between this Immense quantity of phos?
phate at twenty cents per ton, the price proposed
to bc paid to thc State, and thc four to six dollars
per ton, what it ls worth to thc Individuals named
In the grant. For be lt recollected, that Hil? Im?
mense treasure is now the property of the State,
and lt may be asked, is she In a condition to di?
vest herself of it for the bcnetlt of a Tew favored
Individuals? If this rrancliine was disposed of at
public naic, it won M relieve South CaroUna of her
entire Stat? debt tn a single year..
TOUHEY-COSOROVE.-On the 2d Inst., at the
residence of the bride's parents, by the Very Rev.
Dr. Birmingham, the Hon. JOHN M. TOUHEY, In?
tendant of Sullivan's Island, to Miss C. A. COS?
GROVE, only daughter of J. Cosgrove, Esq., of this
FREMDER.-Died in this city, on Thursday, the
4th November, 1869, Captain CHARLES FREMDER,
after a lingarlng sisease, contracted during the
late war. He was beloved by all who knew him.
May he rest in peace. . A FRIEND.
pO- TITE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
or Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD McIIUNNY are res
pectrully Invited to attend the Funeral Services or
the ronner, at Zion Presbyterian Church, Calhoun
street, at half-past 3 o'clock, THIS AFTERNOON.
?&* AWAY WITH SPECTACLES. -OLD
Eyes made new. easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt or 10 cents. Ad?
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
New York. dec?s wfm.lmos
pSr AWAY W1T?I UNCOMFORTABLE
TRUSSES.-Com lort and Cure ror thc Ruptured.
Scut postpaid on receipt or 10 cents. Address
Dr. K. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue, New
york._ decl5 wrm.ltnos
?S- NOTICE TO LEGATEES.-T II E
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LANCASTER
COUNTY.-The surviving Executors or WILLIAM
MCKENNA, deceased, vs. PATRICK N. LYNCH,
Romau Catholic Bishop or Charleston, et al -
In Equity.-Bill for Settlement or Estate, Ad?
vice, Ac-By order or the Circuit Court in
this cause, flied October 15th, 18C9, notice
Ls hereby given to the individuals embraced
within the classes hereinafter described, with
twelve months rrom the date or the publi?
cation hereof, to come In and establish before thc
undersigned Clerk or the Court their right io the
Legacies bequeathed to them in and by thc lost
Will and Testament or William McKenna, late or
the County and State aforesaid, deceased; or rail?
ing so to do within the time specified, their claims
will be barred, to wit the following: The children
or James McKenna, a brother o? thc Testator, for?
merly residing at Castle Nacor, In the County or
Donegal, Ireland: thc children or Owen McKenna,
also a brother, formerly residing at the same
place; thc children ot Nancy Clemens, a deceased
sister of the Testator; the children of Elllnor Barr,
also a sister; the children or Ellinor Moran, a
daughter or thc said Klhnor Barr; the children or
John McKenna. a deceased brother or the Testa?
tor; the children or Rose McKenna, a sister or
the Testator; the children or any or the above
mentioned classes who may have died before thc
death or said Testator, leaving soon children liv?
ing at his death; and, also, the children or John
W. Bradley, a nephew or the said Testator.
THOMAS H. CLYBURN,
Clerk or thc Circuit Court,
Lancaster County, S. C.
October 1", 1809. oct20 wSmos
#?TGLASS GLOBES.-SOME MONTHS
ago ten or twelve Cut Glass Gas Globes were
len wirb P. L. OCTLLBMIN, (?as Fitter, Church
street, tobe sold. The owner will please claim
thc Globes at once, or they will be sold to defray
?S- BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.-THIS
splendid Hair Dye Ls the best in the world; thc
only true and perfect Dye; harmless, reliable, in?
stantaneous; no disappointment; no ridiculous
tines; remedies the ill effects of bad dyes; in?
vigorates and leaves the hair fort and beautiful,
black or brown. Sold by ail Druggists and Per?
fumers; and properly applied at Ilatchelor's Wig
Factory, No. IC Bond street, New York,
p?* MANHOOD.-A MEDICAL ESSAY
on the Cause and Cure or Decline in Premature
Man, the treatment or Nervous aud Physical De?
'There is no member or society by whom this
book will not be found useful, whether such per?
son holds the relation of Parent Preceptor or
Clergyman."-Medical Times and Gazette.
Sent by mall on receipt of fifty cents. Address
the Author, Dr. E. DEF. CURTIS, Washington,
bpccicu IN onces.
^tf-NOTICE.-THREE WEEKS AFTER
Uatc, application will be made to the riantcrs'
and Mechanics' Bank for renewal of CERTIFI?
CATE, for Eleven (ll) Shares; and throe months
from date to the Bank of Charleston for 13 Shares,
Union Bank l Share, and Gaslight Company for
12 Shares, standing in thc name of "The Chair?
man of the Vestry and Permanent Fund of St.
Paul's Church, Radcliffcboro',"the originals being
los! or mislaid._decl5 lamo.3
PS' IF YOU WANT STRAW,"^NTL
LA and all kinds of WRAPPING PAPERS, go to
EDWARD PERRY", No. 155 Meeting street, oppo
Bite Charleston Motel, Charleston, S. C.
tST NOTICE.-THE CERTIFICATES O F
STOCK in thc Planters' and Mechanics' Bank, No.
12,295, for three shares, and No. 13,031, for fifty-live
shares, ii the name of JOHN GLEN, having been
lost, notice ls hereby given that at the end of
three w'eekB from the first Insertion of this notice,
application will he made for new certificates.
decs w3 W. JAMES WHALEY, Receiver.
pa- IF YOU WANT LAW BOOKS,
LAW BLANKS and Legal Printing, go to EDWARD
PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, opposite Charles?
ton Hotel. Charleston, S. C. dec!4 Cmos
pa- NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HAV
ING claims against the Estate of Dr. J. L. NOW?
ELL, late of St. James Santec^ will present them
to thc undersigned properly attested, within the
time prescribed by law. All indebted to said Es?
tate will please make payment at once.
E. W. NOWELL, )
decTlmo_L. C. NOWELL, | executors.
pa- NOTICE.-J. N. M. WOHLTMANN
for the present occupies thc store of Messrs.
FARRAR BRO., corner East Bay and Cumberland
streets, and will be pleased to sec his friends,
^50*TO REMOVE MOTH PATCHEsT
FRECKLES and TAN from tho face, usc PERRY'S
Moth and Freckle Lotion. Prepared only by Dr.
B. C. PERRY, No. 49 Bond-street, New York. Sold
by all Druggists. deco 3mos
~p3~- JUST RECEIVED,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT Of
FINE BUSINESS ENVELOPES,
NOS. 5 AND ,
Which will bc furnished to our customers witt
Business Card neatly printed thereon at $1 to$0
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE
AND SEE SAMPLES.
pa- MEDICAL NOTICE.-PATIENTS
Buffering from Diseases pertaining to the Genito
Urinary Organs, will receive the latest scientific
treatment, by placing themselves under the care
of DR. T. REENTSJERNA, Office No. 74 Hasel
street, three doors east from the Postofficc.
^STKEEP TUE CIRCULATION AC?
TIVE.-A free and regular circulation of the blood
is essential to health. It places thc whole system
tn a state of activa defenoe against au unwhole?
some influcnocs, and ls an especial safeguard
against the Inimical effect of sudden changes of
temperature, and of damp and cold.
If proper attention were paid to this important
fact, there would not only be a great decrease in
the number of cases of stomach, bowel and renal
complaints, bot also In thc number of deaths by
consumption and other pulmonary diseases.
At this poriod of the year, whea the dividing
line which separates a genial from an inclement
season has Just been passed, a course of HOSTET
TER'S STOMACH BITTERS will be found of in?
valuable service In Improving thc condition of the
vital fluid.and gently stimulating its flow. Vio?
lent coughs and colds, like intermittent rever, arc
the frequent effects of a chilly atmosphere upon
, debilitated organization. Diseases of the kid?
neys often proceed from thc same source. How
essential it is, therefore, for persons or feeble con?
stitution, to Invigorate the vital organization at
the commencement of winter. Fortified by warm
clothing without, and HOSTETTER'S BITTERS
within, the frail and delicate may bravo with
impunity an amount of exposure and hardship
which, under other circumstances, would pros?
trate them on a bcd or sickness. Let them con?
sider this and be wise in time. decl3 6DAC
?2T WORDS OF CHEER-ON THE
Errors of Youth and the Follies of Age, in rela?
tion to Marriage and Social Evils, with a helping
hand for thc erring and unfortunate. Sent in
sealed lotter envelopes, rrec of charge. Address
HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Box P., Philadelphia
Pa. sept25 3rao8
^arPERRY'S COMEDONE AND PIM?
PLE REMEDY positively cures Comedones, (Bald
Heads or Grubs;) also Red, White and Malteratcd
Pimples on thc face. Depot No. 49 Bond street,
New York. Sold by Druggists erory where.
pa- A CARD.-A CLERGYMAN,
while residing in South America as a Missionary,
discovered a safe and simple remedy for the cure
of Nervous Weakness, Early Decay, Disease of
thc Urinary and Seminal Organs and the whole
train or disorders brought on by baneful and
vicious habits. Great numbers have been cured
by this noble remedy. Prompted by a desire to
benefit the afflicted and unfortunate, I will sen<*
the recipe for preparing and using this medicino,
In a sealed envelope, to any one who needs it,
free of oharge. Address
JOSEPH T. INMAN,
Station D, Bible House,
oct4 3raos* New York City.
pa- TO CONSUMPTIVES.-THE AD?
VERTISER, having been restored to health In a
few weeks, by a very simple remedy, after having
suffered several years with a severe lung affec?
tion, and that dreadful disease, consumption, ls
anxious to make known to his feUow-suffcrers the
means of cure.
To all who desire lt, he will send a copy of the
prescription used (free of charge,) with the direc?
tions for preparing and using thc same, which
they will find a SURE CURE FOR CONSUMPTION,
ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, ic The object of the ad?
vertiser in sending the Prescription ls to benefit
the afflicted, and spread Information which he
conceives to be invaluable; and he hopes every
sufferer will try lils remedy, as lt wUl cost them
nothing, and may prove ablessing.
Parties wishing the prescription, will please ad
dress REV. EDWARD A. WILSON, Williamsburg,
Kings County, New York. novo 3mos
TERRORS OF YOUTH.-A GENTLE?
MAN who suffered for years from Nervous De?
bility, Premature Decay, and all the eri'ects of
youthful Indiscretion, will, for the sake of suffer
ing humanity, send free to all who need it, the re?
ceipt and directions for making the simple rem?
edy by which he was cured. Sufferers wishing to
profit by Gie advertiser's experience, can do so
by addressing, with perfect confidence, JOHN B.
OG BEN, No. 42 Cedar stree;, New York.
pa-TUE GREAT SOUTHERN REMEDY.
JACOB'S CHOLERA, DYSENTERY AND DIAL
RIKEA CORDIAL.-This article, so well known
and highly prized throughout the Southern States
as a Sovereign Remedy for the above diseases, is
now offered to the whole country.
It ls Invaluable to every lady, both married and
No family can afford to be without lt, and none
WEI to whom Its virtues are known.
For sale by ail Druggists and general dealers.
DOWLS A MOISE,
octll 3D10SD&C General Agents.
?Sf NOTICE -CONSIGNEE 2 HHBS.
and l tierce Shoulders, marked P k D, per Schoon?
er BAIRD, from New York, will come forward
and pay freight, kc, on same, or they will be sold
for expenses. WM. ROACH k CO.,
decl51 * Agenta.
pg* THE STEAMSHIP CHARLESTON,
James Berry, Commander, having been detained
by inclement weather, will sail THIS DAT, the
15th instant, at 1 o'clock P. M.
JAMES ADGER A CO.,
4 pft CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
SEA COLL, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she is THIS DAT discharging cargo-at Pier
No. 1, Union Wharves. AU goods not taken away
at sunset will remain on wharf at consignees'risk.
MORDECAI ? CO.,
j?J-SHIPPERS PER STEAMERS DIC?
TATOR, CITY POINT and PILOT BOY are hereby
notified that no freight will bc received after sun?
set on the days of their sailing.
deel) . J. D. AIKEN k CO., Agents.
pS- OFFICE CHARLESTON CITY
RAILWAY COMPANY, CORNER BROAD ANT*
EAST BAY STREETS, CHARLESTON, S. C., DE?
CEMBER 14, 1869.-On and after this date, the
Cars will make Extra Trips on each line after the
regular schedule time, as fellows: Leaving the
upper terminus, on Rutledge avenne, at 9,?o and
10.30 P. M., and the terminus corner of King and
Shepherd streets at the same hours, and the Bat?
tery at 10 o'clock P. M., and an the last trip stop?
ping at corner of Meeting and Market streets un?
til thc closing of the Academy of Music.
The larc for all passengers cn these extra trips
will bc ten cents, and no tickets will be received.
By order. 8. W. RAMSAY,
decl4_Secretary and Treasurer.
PS- N O TIC E.-ALL PERSONS IN?
DEBTED to the Estate of thc late WILLIAM E.
MARTIN will make payment, and those having
Claims against the same will present them, prop?
erly attested, to the undersigned, at No. 22 Broad
street. ISAAC HAINE,
decs w3 Administrator.
PS- TO PRINTERS.-IF YOU WANT
NEWS, BOOK, CAP, DEMI and MEDIUM PAPERS,
Bill Heads, Statements, Cards, Card Board, Print?
ing Material, Binding, Ruling and Cutting, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, oppo '
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
Jancrj ?cobs, &t.
^yiLLLyi G. WHILDEN ? C*).
Have for the Holidays a rich assortment of
VASES, TOILET SETS, CUPS AND SAUCERS,.
And Paney Goods.
No. 255 KING STREET, CORNER BEATJFAIN.
gILVER TABLE RINGS,
FRUIT KNIVES SUGAR SPOONS,
And a variety of Fancy Silver for the Holidays,
FOR SALE BT
WILLIAM G. WHILDEN A CO.,
No. 256 King Street, corner Bcaufain.
J)ARLAN, WEDGEWOOD, HAVRE
FRENCH CHINA AND GRANITE-WARE,
AND IN EVERY TARIETT, FOR SALE BY
WILLIAM G. WHILDEN A CO.,
No. 255 King Street, corner Bemfain.
QOMPLETE SETS OF FINE CUT GLASS
DECANTERS, WINES, CHAMPAGNES,
Cordials, Finger Bowls, Tumblers and Goblets,
FOR SALE BY
WILLIAM G. WHILDEN A CO.,
No. 255 King Street, corner Beaufaln.
.T^ILLIAM G. WHILDEN ? CO.
HAVE POE 8 A LE
LEATHER RETICULES, TRAVELLING BAGS,
Purses, Pocketbooks and Portemonnaies, suitable
for Christmas Presents, at
No. 255 KING STREET, CORNER BEAUFALN.
FLNE ASSORTMENT OF WATCHES,
CHATELAINS, VEST CHAINS,
Brooches, Earrings, Sleeve Buttons, Studs, Ac,
FOR SALE BY
WILLIAM G. WHILDEN A CO.,
No. 255 King Street, corner Beaufaln.
jg LL VER AND PLATED TEA SETS,
BUTTER DISHES, CORDIAL STANDS,
Castors, Cups, Strawberry Dishes, Ac, Ac,
ON EXHIBITION AND FOR SALE AT
WILLIAM G. WHILDEN A CO.'S,
No. 255 King Street, corner Beaufaln.
A V I S I TOR
Once said if we only knew where the resident
citizens made their purchases there we should get
well served. To such we offer
The ladles who desire the latest styles of fash?
ionable Head Dressing, Curls, Chignons or
Braids, Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
The gentlemen who desire to be presentable In
Adonis attire, for Wigs,
Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
All who desire the best German Colognes,
Oo to M. A A. ASHTON.
For Diadem or Coronal Combs, all
Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
Those who require the best Extracts,
Go to M. k A. ASHTON.
Every one who desires good Hair Brushes or
Combs, Go to M. k A. ASHTON.
Of necessity ail who require a good Tooth
Brush, Go to M. k A. ASHTON.
For genuine Talc de Venis, all must
Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
For Hair Dyes and Regenerators, nearly all
Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
In fact, aU 'who require genuine goods from the
following houses :
Society Hygi?nique, 1 . Bailey's, 1 .
Lublnto, ~ Atkinson's,
Cowdray's, es Gosnell's, "O
Fiver, i P* Lowe k Sons, }.?
Guerlain, o Yardley, *5
Henry A Demarson, J Rowlands A Sons, v.
Cowland, J ? -
As also, Venis Goods In their Une from every
reputable manufacturer In the States,
Go to M. A A. ASHTON,
No. 240 King street,
Five doors from Market street,
JENKINS ct CUNNINGHAM,
No. 2 WARREN BLOCK, (np stairs,) .
JOHN JENKINS. ROBT. E. CUNN'^GHAM
Sole agents for the sale of the celebrated Dickson
k Peeler Cotton Seed for thc States of South Caro?
lina and Georgia.
References-J. T. Gardiner end J. JLGotoen A
?ons. Augusta, Ga., and Clag horn, Herring A Go.,
Charleston, S. C. and Augusta, Ga.
PORTRAIT AND PICTURE FRAME MANUFAC?
No. 345 KIN? STREET,
Charleston, S. C.
Old Frames Regllt equal to new. Looking
glasses of all sizes fitted to Frames.
Just received, an assortment of fine Chromos
and Engr.vJgns. de?8 wf&Saes