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VOLUME TX.-NUMBER 1269. CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
^Aiijom iud to Monday-Provable Fate
fwj? thc Charleston Extension Bi
M?? [SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUE NEWS.]
Hr COLUMBIA, S. C., January 14.
^^In thc Senate to-day Arnim introduced a
bill to relieve poor families. It provides for the
issue of one million in bonds to bc leut to them.
This was intended as a burlesque on the mud
Cain introduced a bill to create a sinking fund.
Bieman introduced a bill to levy a special tax
or one mill for Oconee County.
Wimbush introduced a bill to repeal the act in?
corporating the air line railroad.
The bill to repeal an act to secure advances far
agqpltnral purposes will not pas?.
'9 Corbin introduced a hill to define thc manner
In which the State lieu upon railroads might be
Coreen's resolution ror the Attorney-General to
take steps to secure the rights or thc State to the
river phosphates was passed and sent to the
?jash introduced a bill to incorporate thc Comet
mr Fire Company or Orangeburg.
Borbln's resolution Tor thc appointment or A.
reen and W. McKinlay as the Attorney-General's
roxles ror the State at the next meeting or the
outh Carolina Railroad was passed.
'In the House the bill to incorporate the Prompt"
itnde Fire Engine Company or Charleston, and
the bill to incorporate thc African Methodist
Episcopal Church or this State, were passed,
their titles changed to acts, and were ordered to
The bill to vest m Tony Stafford the charter Ter?
ry from Dill's Bluff to Charleston, and the bill to
seenre equal rights and to provide for the enjoy?
ment of all remedies or law by all persons, re?
gardless or race or color, were passed and sent to
Neagle introduced a bill to further determine
and perpetuate the homestead law, which was
read the first time.
Whipper gave notice of a bill to reorganize the
congressional districts of this State.
The Governor has approved of an act to author?
ize administrators, executors and other fiducia?
ries to sell certain evidences or Indebtedness at
public sale and to compromise In certain cases,
James Taylor, R. C. DeLarge, S. B. Thompson
and R. B. Elliott, alt colored, and A. G. Mackey
and James Crews, white, were elected regents of
the lunatic asylum in Joint assembly. Sparnlck,
Nash and Bosemon, who were appointed during
the recess, were also elected.
Bosemon was to-day reappointed the physician
of the Charleston jail.
BotWhousos have adjourned to Monday. A
large number or the Menlbers or the House will
bc In Charleston to-morrow, lt is reported, ta give
?the Radicals their reasons Tor votiug ror the I
Charleston Extension bill. It- will not pass the
Senate, as sixteen votes against it can be already
THE LAST SENSATION.
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE TYRANNY.
A BLIND PROTEST AGAINST REPEALING THE
What thc Charleston Extension Bill
Means-Another Barden for the Tax?
payers-Townships-Protests of Sena?
tors-Charleston Floor Inspector-Me?
tropolitan Police Force-Railroad
Matters-A Joke from the Judiciary
Phosphate?-Thc Spartanbnrg Asy?
lum- Thr Educational Bil 1-Civil
Righi*-Ferry from Charleston to
James Island-Fence Law-Yemassee,
and Millen Railroad-Charleston Loan
[FROM OrB OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, January 13.
ANOTHER BURDEN FOR TBE TAXPAYER8.
Yesterday the Senate passed a House bill
providing th?t the ,;act to organize townships
and t?,*dcfin3 tneir powers and provisions,'' ex?
cepting ina portion of it fixing the number,
names and .boundaries or thc respective town?
ships or the respective counties be repealed, there?
by saving to the State over one million or dollars
per year, or course, this action of the Legisla?
ture was not taken because it would relieve the
taxpayers of a grievous burden, but only for the
reason that Democrats were securing all thc of?
fices provided for by the Township act; yet the peo?
ple generally throughout the state arc delighted
at the action or the General Assembly. How?
ever, il the final action or the Senate
yesterday relieved, In a measure, the tax?
payers, its minatory action to-day tends
to Imposing an additional burden upon
them. A short time ago. Cain introduced a
bli "to authorize an appropriation of one million
of State bonds for the purchase of lands in this
State for homestead i." It was then referred to
the Finance Committee, whieh to-day reported
recommending the passage of the bill, doing
so "in view of the importance or the land
commission in securing homesteads ror the poor
and deserving, and thereby developing much or
the latent resources or the State that are now
lying dormant and neglected, thus depriving the
State or a large amount or taxable property that
could be made available in liquidating the liabili?
ties or the State, and in accordance with the re.
commendation or his Excellency set forth in lils
last message, advising that an additional appro?
priation for this purpose be nade. " The report
was laid over under the rules.
The report of the committee will most probably
be adopted and the bill passed. It is thought that
the House will amend it, and that an appropria?
tion ofonly five hundred thousand dollars shall
TOWNSHIPS-PROTESTS OF SENATORS.
Yesterday, as before stated. Corbin, Jillson and
Wright gave notice of their iatcntlon to record,
on thc journal of the Senate, the reasons for their
vote on a bill to repeal an act entitled " an act to
organize townships, and to define their powers
and privileges," and to-day the statement came
in the form or | protest signed by all three of
them. Thc protest is as follows:
Thc undersigned enter a solemn protest against
thc repeal of the act to orgauize townships, and
to define their powers and privileges, and state
I their reasons thereror, as follows:
1. Because the 9th section or Article IX or the
constitution expressly declares that the General
Assembly shall provide Tor thc Incorporation aud
organization or cities and towns. The Sth section
of Article IX expressly provides that "the corpo?
rate authorities or counties, townships, schools,
districts, cities, towns and villages may be vested
with power to assess and collect taxes for corpo?
rate purposes." The 3d section or Article X re?
quires "the General Assembly * * * to make
provision ror the division or the State into suitable
Thc provisions or the constitution, which all
Have sworn to support, impose a duty on the
General Assembly which is utterly ignored aud
disregarded by the repeal of this act.
2. Because the township act was adopted with
great unanimity only about a year ago, and tens
of thousands or dollars have been expended to
divide up thc counties, run and establish the
town lines, aud now. berore the organizations
are completed and put into practical operation
so that their value can be known, this act des?
3 Because thc cxperlCDc? or about nine-tenths
of the States In the Union has proven the great
value of these two organization?, in regulating
inc local affairs or the people, to-wit: Making and
repaiNfce; hlghwavs and bridges, and maintain
in ' a svstem of public schools. The responsibili
tv*of these matters being in the bauds of the peo?
ple through town organizations, public spirit and
public interest are exulted, tiie people educatei
and the country developed and improved.
4. Because, with the repeal of this act. ever
vestige of law, regulating thc manner of workin
and repairing highways and bridges, is swen
from the statute books, also every means yet d<
Vised for establishing and maintaining a syster
/Of common schools; and the people are deprived
at one fell swoop, of any voice in their local ai
The entire interests of great counties will hort
after rest in the hands of but three county cora
missioners, who hold their officers for three years
We protest against this enormity.
D. T. CORBIN.
J. K. J I LIX)N.
I concur in the above, but desired the ac
amended so as to dispense with some of theoffl
cers. J. J. WRIOMT.
THE CHARLESTON FLOCK INSPECTOR.
Tlie City Council of Charleston having beei
unable t* make their illegal acts connected wit!
the flour inspectorship and other city ofllcers b
considered legal by thc courts, have petitionci
the Legislature to grant them power to abolisl
the olllce of flour inspector, so that they "maj
I elect a proper person, and stay the courts fron
their extra judicial interference." The followinj
is ..n exact copy of the p?tition, which is signet
by the Mayor, Aldermen Greene, L. F. Wall, Voigt
Hampton, Howard, Cunningham, Barrow, Smal
CHARLESTON, December 28, ISOP.
TO the honorable Senate ana flo'ise. of Represen
latices of the S ate of South Carolina in Gene
ral Assembly mri:
The memorial of the Mayor, and City Council 01
the City of Charleston respectfully showeth thai
a certain man, to wit, C. N. Averill, was appoint
ed by a Council who themselves were appointee
by military authority, to the ottlec of flour In
spector, but that he has failed to comply with th*
requirements or law, to wit: he should have Alee
a bond, covenanted to the State, for $2000, whicli
he failed to do. And furthermore, the law requir
ed that he should take an oath for the faithful dis
charge or his office, which the said Averill neglect
ed to do. And in consideration or this omission,
your memorialists discharged the said Averill
from the office or flour inspector, and elected, ac
cording to th? terms or the charter of the City ol
Charleston. Martin Caulfield, wno legally flied
with thc city authorities a satisfactory bond, and
was In the lawful discharge of his duty as flout
inspector when stayed and interrupted by the
court of a writ of mandamus, and, your memo?
rialists believe, in violation of their rights as ex?
ecutors of the immunities conferred upon the citi?
zens or Charleston by charter.
And, furthermore, he the said Averill has been
exercising the office of flour inspector in the face
of a petition presented to your memorialists, and
signed by about three hundred merchants, set?
ting forth his incapacity for the office or flour In?
spector of the said Averill, notwithstanding he
has been exercising the. duties of flour inspector
to the grate loss and detriment of Martin Caul?
field, appointed by your memorialists.
May it therefore please your honorable bodies,
by bill or otherwise, to grant your memorialists
the power to abolish said office or flour inspector,
and to elect a proper person to exercise the f unc?
tions or said office or flour Inspector, m terms or
the city charter or Charleston, so as to stay the
courts from their extra judicial Interference with
the rights conrerred by said city charter.
METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE.
I have already furnished the points of a bill to
create a metropolitan police force, notice of which
was given In the House day berore yesterday by
DeLarge, and which has not yet been 1 ntro
duced. To-day Nash Introduced a bill " to create
a metropolitan police force in the State of South
Carolina." It has forty-one sections. It provides
that the counties or Charleston, Richland anti all
the other counties or thc State be constituted a
district to be called "The Metropolitan Police Dis?
trict or the State or South Carolina," and that
the Governor shall appoint three commissioners
or police, who shall bethe chief ofllcers of said
rorce, who, with a superintendent, tobe appoint?
ed In the same manner as the commissioners,
shall coustitutc the board of police; that these
commissioners, immediately after their appoint?
ment, shall assemble in the office or the Secretary
or State and draw lots among themselves for
three terms or office-one terra to expire ror one
commissioner on thc first or April, 1872, the sec?
ond the first or April, 1S74, the third on the first of
April, 1S76. Each commissioner appointed to AU
a term succeeding an expiring one shall be ap?
pointed thereafter for a full term of six years.
Any one of said commissioners accepting
any other office or refusing to decline a
nomination for one within ten days after
lt be made, shall be considered as having
vacated his office as commissioner ; that
lt shall be the duty or the force to preserve the
peace everywhere and at all times In the district,
and especially during elections, at fires, and to
guard the public health: that county lines be en?
tirely ignored by the police, who shall possess all
the power of constables, except for service of civil
process; that thc City Councils of Charleston and
Columbia shall famish accommodations for the
force In their respective districts; that no person
holding office under this act shall be liable to
military or Jury duty, or to arrest on civil pro?
cess while in the actual discharge of their du'y;
that the board of commissioners bc vested with
the power or the Mayor or Charleston and Co?
lumbia, in ordering out thc military to quell a
disturbance; that during an election two patrol?
men, at least, shall bc stationed at each poll, and
to have charge or the ballot boxes, when the poll?
ing or counting of votes is not going on; that the
commissioners shall receive sLx dollars per day
for each working day ; the superintendent of the
force $2500: the surgeon $800; euch of the two
captains $1200; thc sergeants $000 each, and pri?
vates $700 each. The number of sergeants and
privates to bc required ls not stated.
The bill to amend the charter of the George?
town Railroad Company, which has been before
the Senate since the beginning or the session, re?
ceived its second reading to-day. There was con?
siderable discussion and several amendments
made, some of which vere adopted. The bill as
amended provides that the charter of the George?
town Railroad Company, ind the act amendatory
thereto, ratified on Hie 2Sth of Jauuary, 1801, be
so amended as to authorize thc said company to
extend their road to the North Carolina linc, in
the direction or Charlotte, by the most direct and
practicable route, and that the corporate name or
said company shall be "the Georgetown and
Charlotte Railroad Company," instead or that by
which lt ls now called; that lt shall bc completed
within five years. The clause provldiug that no
tax shall be assessed or levied upon thc road until
thc same shall have been completed was stricken
The concurrent resolution petitioning the Con?
gress of the United States or America to grant
aid to enable the Alabama and Chattanooga Rail?
road Company to extend its road to the Pacitlic
Ocean, was taken up in the Senate to day, and
referred to the Railroad Committee.
There have been a large number or railroad
officials here during the past rew days, for thc
purpose, as stated, of looking into the "con?
solidation bill." as Leslies bill ' to regulate the
rights and powers or railroads" is called. As
they seemed quite cheerful while here, it is to bt
presumed tiiat they arc satisfied with its provis?
A JOKE FROM TOE IfDICIARY.
To-day the Senate granted, after considerable
discussion, the petition of Alexander Henry, of
Chesterfield, that he shall hereafter be known
and called Alexander Henry Buchanan. Upon
this petition thc Judiciary Committee had report?
ed favorably. The same committee just before
the adjournment for the day, reported utiiavora
Wy upon thc petition or Wm. Henry Mack, that
his name be changed to Wm. Henry Mackey, and
concluded their report with the statement that
the "petitioner could not have been aware of thc
consequences to him ir the application should be
granted; had he been, lt ls believed, that this ap?
plication would never have been made."
"The bill offered by Hoyt regulating thc digging
and mining or phosphate deposits rrom the navi?
gable streams and waters or the State or South
Carolina, and the bill offered by Cain to Incorpo?
rate the South Carolina Chemical and Mining
Company, and to license atti authorize and em?
power thc same io dig and nine In ccrtalnnavi
gable rivers in this State, under certain restric?
tions and conditions, were referrod to the Com?
mittee on Incorporations to day, as was also Cor?
bin's resolution requesting the Attorney-General
to take -well legal proceedings us may be uece-:
sary to protect thc rights or thc State to the river
phosphates. Thc resolution was discussed a little.
Cain, Wright, Uainey and Arnim opposed Hie
resolution, arguing that it was not fair ror steps
to be taken at once by the Attorney-General
against these men who were earning a living by
digging phosphates. Corbin explained that the
object or the resolution was not to provide for the
punishment of those who had been stealing phos?
phates, but for t!ie punishment or those who may
The committee is not expected to report "how
they are on the phosphates" ror some time.
THE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND ASYLUM.
The Committee on Claims and Grievances, con?
sisting or E. S. J. Hayes, chairman, John Lunney,
J. H> Heid, Chas. W. Montgomery, on the petition
or Woodward Allen and Raymond Owen tor
$10,198 20 (including $3000 Tor their own personal
services) ror building the asylum ror the deaf,
dumb and blind, at Cedar Springs, in Spartan
burg County, reported that in 1857 Governor B. F.
W. Alston. Houorable C. G. Memrainger and
Honorable Samuel McAliley, commissioners on
the part of the State, contracted with thc peti?
tioners, Woodward Allen and Raymond Owen,
obligating the State to pay them the sum of
$30,000 ror constructing the building since known
as the Asylum ror the Dear, Dumb and Blind.
Berore the petitioners had entered into bond ror
the faithful performance or their part or the con?
tract a sudden and unexpected rise in topcoat or
all kinds of building material admonished them
that they could not comply with thc terms or the
agreement without ruinous loss to themselves,,
and they so stated to Mr. Memminger, who Urged
them to go forward with?he work, assuring them
that the State would not only protect them
against loss, but would reward them properly be"
sides. They went ahead and actually expended
$31,SSS 50, and received in various Instalments
Trom the State a sum amounting In the aggregate
to $27,500, leaving a balance in their favor of
$4385 50-the last Instalment being withheld be?
cause of a leak m thc tin roofing or the dome, in
attempts to repair which derect, (due solely to an
error in the judgment ol the architect who
planned the structure, and not to the build?
ers, who only executed the design,) they expended
$500. While matters were thus pending, the
State became Involved in a civil war, and the pe?
titioners being unwilling to accept a depreciated
and almost worthless currency for a debt con?
tracted by the State upon a gold basis, awaited
patiently until the reconstruction policy or Con?
gress gave them thc assurance that the State
would soon be able to make good the plighted
raith or her agents, and, In the language or Mr.
Memminger, protect them against loss and re?
munerate them for their services. The com?
mittee are of opinion that, as contractors,
they should have been surtlciently circum?
spect in making their estimates to have placed
them sufllciently high to have covered all contin?
gencies, and recommend that they be paid $7000,
and thc bancc or thc claim $3198 20 bc rejected.
The calling np or this report to-day caused a
little ?Uscusslon, after which thc rnrther consid?
eration or it was postponed until next Thursday.
THE EDUCATIONAL BILL.
The Senate "bill to establish and maintain a
system or rree common schools for the Stnte or
South Carolina" was taken up in the House to?
day, and thc first and second sections passed
through their second reading. When thc third
section, which gives the "power or purchasing the
school books to thc St ate Board or Education, was
called up, DeLarge, Elliott and Ransler spoke in
opposition to it. DeLarge said he was opposed to
giving so much power to Jlllson, who, ir he was
an honest nan, was not an honest politician; he
had come down herc to fool thc negroes, repre?
sented himself as a Republican, but was not one.
There ls considerable opposition to this section,
and it ls scarcely probable teat lt will pass la its
present form. During the discussion the House
CIVIL Kl ti UTS.
It appears that the House differs with the Judi?
ciary Committee, for to day thc members ordered
through Its second reading thc bid te secure equal
civil rights, and to provide for the enjoyment or
all remedies in law by all persons, regardless or
race or color, (Hie provisions or which were pub?
lished in yesterday's NEWS,) upon which thc com?
mittee had reported unfavorably; thereby assu?
ming that the colored people enjoyed all the rights
they were enliacd to.
FERRY TO JAMES ISLAND.
To-day the blouse passed through its second
reading a bill vesting for fourteen years in Toncy
Stafford a public ferry from a place known as
Dill's Bluff, on James Island, lo thc City of Charles?
ton, with the privilege of charging ten cents for
each passenger conveyed, provided that he shall ,
liave the said ferry fully established and In good
working order within six months alter the pas- ,
;age or this act.
The House to-day ordered the enactment clause
to bc stricken out or a bill providing that it shall
je required or all planters, farmers and garduers,
to protect their crops, of whatsoever nature, by
Fences which shall be sufllciently high and strong
to prevent their being entered Into by cattle or
stock of any kind; that if any of these parties
have complied with thc provisions of the act, and
whose Held or garden shall have been entered '
Into and injured by cattle or stock, may institute
suit against, and recover damages rrom, the ^
owner or owners of such cattle or stock, In any
court ol competent jurisdiction in this State. .
YEMASSEE AND MILLEN RAILJtOAD. (
Thc bill to Incorporate thc Yemassec and Millen ,
Company, now pending before both Houses, pro- ,
rides that Alexander Isaacs, James H. Taylor,
Andrew Slmonds, G. I. Cunningham, J. Reid Boyl- j
Bton, Wm. S. Hastie, James B. Campbell and ,
David Jennings, be appointed commissioners to
open books ol subscriptions to the capital stock or ,
the company, which shall be one million dollars,
to be divided into ten thousand shares or one
hundred dollars each; that said company, when
organized, shall be authorized to construct and ,
operate a railroad rrom Temassee, or some other |
point on the line of the present Savannah and ,
Charleston Railroad, or from a point at or |
near the intersection or said road, by the projected |
Tort Royal Railroad, In Beaufort County, to and |
over the Savanah River, in thc direction of and to |
Millen, in the State or Georgia, or in the direction <
of and to such other point of Intersection or the i
Central Railroad, in the State or Georgia, as that <
State may authorize them to construct a railroad |
unto; aud all the powers, rights, rranchlses, prlvl- \
leges, provisions aud protection against unautho- \
rized intrusion, granted by the charters or thc i
Charleston and Savannah and Savannah Charles- j
ton Railroad Companies shall be granted to the i
Yemassce and Milleu Railroad Company. i
THE CHARLESTON LOAN ?OMPANY
is the name or a company now asking Incorpora- i
tionofthe Legislature; thc bill providing that ?
Benjamin Mordecai, William Gurney,/., lt. Oakes, ,
J. B. Campbell, E. W. Marshall and A. L. Tobias, ,
bc appointed commissioners to open books for ?
subscriptions to the capital stock, which shall be |
one hundred thousand dollars, with the privilege ,
ot increasing the same to five hundred thousand
dollars, tu be divided into shares or one hundred
At one time to dar, in tue gallery or the Sen?
ate chamber, there were nine colored men, five
of whom had been out the penitmtiary but a few
It is claimed herc that the Charleston extension
bill is intended to put Dr. A. G., or ex-Alderman
T. J. Mackey, in Mayor rHlsbury's office.
The Radicals called Charleston Mackeyville. L.
-Napoleon, besides his own box at the theatres,
has also a loge de s- rete*, used by the household
aud by distinguished foreigners; for these be
pays, at thc grand opera $20 ouo a year-the sea?
son Is perpetual; at the opera comique, Italiens
and Francais, ?0000 each; Gymnase $2000; Odeon
$20C0. At the other theatres he pays SIPO abox
whenever lie goes to them.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON, January 14
In the House the discussion of the case of
Virginia was resumed. Fitch speaking against
the bill and favoring admission pure and simple
Bets arc offered that unconditional admission
passes both Housee to-day.
The debate last night was rather loose. Whitte
more argued that every act of the Virginia Legis?
lature Indicated bad faith, and that Walker was
in league with Democrats. He saw no means of
obtaining security for the futare except by Im?
posing the conditions named in the bill. Palmer
argued that Virginia was in no condition for ad?
mission, and favored an Indefinite postponement,
Instancing Georgia and Tennessee in support of
his proposition. Others favored immediate and
The Gold-panic Committee ls considering the
propriety or holding open sessions. Fisk, Jr., will
testify on Monday. There is no possibility or
complete Congressional action on Virginia until
Monday. The probabilities still are that a com?
mittee of conference will be required, and that
the Edmunds am?ndment will finally find Its way
into the bill.
The Senate were occupied most of the day on
the California liquor seizures, wherein the integ?
rity of the revenue officials, Including Delano, is
The Virginia qestion was subsequently re?
sumed until the recess.
The Senate la in scssl-m to night and the mat?
ter will probably be disposed of before Monday
LATER.-The Senate have adopted Edmunds'
amendment by a vete or 45 to 13. This exacts the
oaths of the Fourteenth amendment rrom the
Legislature and State officers.
The House was all day on the Virginia question.
Bingham's substitute was adopted by a vote or
98 to 95. The preamble was then adopted by a
vote or 76 to 64, and the bill was then passed by a
rote or 142 to 69.
The following ls thc language or the Virginia
bill: " Whereas the people or virginia have adopted
a constitution republican In form, and have lu all
respects conformed to the requirements of the
acts of Congress entitled an act authorizing the
submission of the constitutions of virginia, Mis?
sissippi and Texas to a vote of the people, and au?
thorizing the election of State officers provided by
the said constitutions and members of Congress,
approved April tutu, i860, therefore be lt resolved,
Ac., that the said State or Virginia is entitled to
representation In the Congress of the United
Stat s." The House then adjourned to Monday.
E UR OPE,
The Killing of 91. Victor Noir-A Card
from Kocht fort-The Paper again
PARIS, January 12.
Thc Marseillaise newspaper was published in
mourning yesterday, and contained the following
leading article, printed In large type: "Murder
committed by the Prince Pierre Napoleon Bona?
parte upon the Citizen Victor Noir-Thc attempt
to murder by the Prince Pierre Napoleon Bona
parte upon the Citizen Ulric de Fouville.-I have
had the weakness to believe that a Bonaparte
could bc other than an assassin. I have dared to
Imagine that a fair duel was possible in that ram!
ty where murder and waylaying are traditional
and habitual. Our co-laborer, Paschal Grousset,
has shared my error, and to-day we mourn our
dear friend Victor Noir, assassinated by the ruf?
fian, Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte. For eighteen
years past France has been In the blood-stained
hands or those cut-throats, who, not content with
grape-shotting Republicans in tb? streets, allure
them Into a baited trap for the purpose of sluugh
tcring them at home. People of France ! Have
you not had decidedly enough of this?
The Marseillaise was very violent again this
morning, and the entire issue was, therefore,
seized by the authorities.
Thc Killing of M. Noir-Dc Fouvllle'a
PARIS, January 12.
La Marseillaise publishes thc following state?
ment or M. De Fouville:
On the 10th or January, 1S70, at 1 o'clock, Vic?
tor Noir and myseir repaired to thc residence ot
Prince Pierre Bonaparte, 59 Rae O'Auteuil. "We
were commissioned by Taschal Grousset to de?
mand or the Prince tlte reason for the injurious
urllclcs against M. Paschal Grousset, published in
L'Avenir de la Corse. We handed our cards to
two servants, who stood at the door, and who
ushered us in a small parlor on the ground floor,
at our right hand. After a tew minutes we were
conducted up stairs to the first floor, passed
through thc fencing room, and finally entered
Hie drawing room. The door opened, aud M.
Pierre Bonaparte entered. We advanced to?
wards him, and the following words passed be
tween us: "Slr, we come, on behalf of M. Paschal
Grousset, to deliver a letter to yoa."
"Xou arc not come.then, on behalf of M. Roche
fort, and you are not tools of his lr"
"Sir, wc are here on other business, and I beg
you to look at this letter."
I handed him the letter; he approached thc
window to read lt; he read lt, and arter crushiug
lt in his hands, he turned towards us.
"I have provoked Rochefort," said he, "because
lie ls thc standard-bearer of the rabble; as for
Grousset, I have no reply to make him; arc you
thc representatives of these carrion? Ces char
"Slr," I answered, "we come to yon to fulfil
loyally and conrtcously thc commission entrusted
to us by our friend."
"Are you the representatives of these
Victor Noir replied :
"We are the representatives^ our friends."
Then, suddenly advancing, and without provo?
kion on our part, Prince Bonaparte slapped Vic?
tor Noir with his left hand, and at the same time
Jrew a revolver or six chambers, which he had
lield concealed In his pocket already cocked, and
tired upon Noir with the muzzle or the pistol close
to him. Noir staggered, pressed both hands on
His breast, and sank down iu the doorway by
svhich wc had entered. The cowardly assassin
then turned upon me and fired. I then seized a
small pistol which 1 had in my pocket, and *T lille
I was endeavoring to free it rrom the sheath, the
ivretch pushed on me, but when he saw that I
ivas armed he retreated, stood behind Hie door
ind aimed at rn?. It was then that compreheud
ng the ambush into which we had rallen, and re
lecling that If I tired there would be wanting
those who would say that we had becu thc ag?
gressors, 1 opened a door which was behind me
ind rushed out, crying murder. As 1 went out a
jecond shot followed, and again passed through
aiy coat. In thc stree:, I round Noir, who had
strength to descend thc stairs, and was dead,
raese are thc facts just ai they transpired, and I
look for prompt and exemplary justice ror this
crime. Butte DE FOUVILLE.
Napoleon and his Troops.
PARIS, January 14.
Napoleon visited the troops and was enthusias?
LATER.-The city is tranquil. The soldiers
brought rrom the neighboring garrisons have
been ordered home.
Trego and others, seutenced in 1S64 ror con?
spiring against the lire or the Emperor, are in?
cluded in the amnesty.
LoxnoN, January 14.
The Times, In an editorial on the new tragedy,
regrets that Ollivier indulged in street publicity,
and thinks that the situation at Paris is exagge?
Thc Spanish Throne and the Bourbons.
MADKID, January 14.
P.esolutions excluding forever thc Bourbons
rrom the Spanish throne were Introduced. Argu?
ment (hereon commences Tuesday.
Thc Roman Council.
BRUSSELS, January 34.
A private letter received fforo Berne says that
the Pope ls chagrined at the drift of the (Ecumen?
ical Council, and will adjourn it before midsum?
Thc Post on Annexation.
* LONDON, January 14.
The Morning Post thinks that a trans-continen?
tal railway can alone save British Columbia from
annexation ie the United States.
ATLANTA, January IA.
The Legislature has been a scene ol stormy
debate, and almost of bloodshed, since it was as?
sembled. The effort of the bitter Republicans to
hold the reins of power and oust all not of their
political creed, has met with lnteuse opposition.
The appointment of Harris as Speaker of the
House pro tem. was a violation of the act of Con?
gress and thc code of laws of the State, and was
the cause of an exciting scene. Pistols were
drawn, and bloodshed appeared imminent.
After a stormy discussion, the House was ad?
journed to Monday, and Instructions as to the
proper course to pursue wLl be obtained from i
General Terry lu the Interim.
SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
A Washington dispatch states that several
members of the telegraphic league have resumed
work upon the conditions proposed by tic com?
The Louisiana Legislature have under consider?
ation a bill to extend the corporate limits of New
Orleans to a point covering ten miles additional
river front, and a bill to erect a new statehouse
costing two millions.
The Ohio Senate have ratified the Fifteenth
The Kansas Senate have also ratified the amend?
ment and have ordered pictures of Jim Lane and
John Drown for thc senatorial chamber.
In Iowa the Republicans have nominated Judge
Wright, of the Supreme Court, for the long term,
and J. B. Howell, formerly editor of the Gate City,
Keokuk, for the short Senatorial term.
BEHIND THE SCENES.
How Theatres are Managed in Lon.
A writer in the London Dally News gives
?ome interesting deuils of theatrical manage?
ment in London:
Within thc last two years several new thea?
tres have been built at the West End, and
mother is to bc opened. If this increase con?
tinues it will soon become a serious question
whether the supply will not exceed thc de?
mand. London contains, in proportion to its
size, the smallest number of theatre-goers of
tiny metropolis in Europe. This is due, in
[tart, to the prevalence among many of its
inhabitants ol'a religious objection ta* "plays."
md in part to the love of Hie fireside which
characterizes the nation. New theatres, there?
fore, cannot be indefinitely opened without
.'ither proving ?commerdai failures, or shut
ling np, by thair success, some of thc old ones.
? * * * Thc proprietor of a theatre gets
i good percentage on thc outlay of his capita),
?o long as his rent Ms paid. Sometimes, how?
ever, it happens that the reverse is Hie case,
ar that his theatre remains lor many months
without an occupier. Tenants are indeed al?
lays to be found, but tenants able to give sub?
stantial security for their rout, aro not quite so
Thc lessee Is usually his own manager His
profits may bc large or .small. His business is
essentially a speculative one. In a large, first
class West End theatre thc nightly expenses
iverage about ?70 or ?80; and the receipt? vary
rom ??10 to ?300, according to the success of
he entertainments. As a mle, thc receipts
ire below thc expenses; the loss is made up by
;ome lucky lilt, when they are largely in ex?
cess. Christinas is the best theatrical season
n the year; summer is thc worst, except when
t is wet. In winter, however, every wet night
costs the manager about ?20. The stalls are
seldom full except between February and May.
[luring thc season fashionable people usually
ro to thc opera or to parties-as their object ls
.athcr to be seen than to sec; during thc win?
ier months, however, they go In large parties
;o the stalls of theatres. Although the dress
:ircle is cheaper and more comfortable than
he stalls, it ls thc portion of a theatre geuor
dly the least full.
Clerks and small tradesmen usually go to
;he pit. Thc gallery is thc home of the work
ng classes, who arc thejsurest patrons of then
ires. They take the dwpest interest In what
;ocs on upon ttic stage; and If any "god" ls
loisy, tho intervention of a policeman is not
necessary, as lie is Immediately turned out or
.educed tu silence by his neighbors. Applause
nvariably comes from thc gallery and the pit.
is the occupants ol' thc stalls and the dress cir?
cle, however much they may be pleased, con?
sider it beneath their dignity to give any out?
ward expression to their feelings. Nothing,
?owcver, is more deceptive than a full
.'house for no one, except thc man?
lier and thc acting manager, knows whether
t is Ulled "with money or "paper." Paper
s tlie slang term for an order. As the gene?
ral public dislike a void, if that void bc
lot Ulled up with persons who have paid for
their seats, lt has to bc lilied with per?
sons who have not paid for l hem. A lat ge
md by no means a poor class never pay to go
into a theatre; indeed, thoroughly to under?
stand the parsimony ol' the human species, a
tnnn must have been ethe manager of a iliea
ire. His table is covered every morning with
cttcrs asking for orders on all conceivable
pretexts. If managers would put an end to
iliis begging-letter nuisance, ami agree among
ihcmselvcs not to pack their houses, they
ivould. in the end, be gainers, for order-hun
icrs, us a class, cannot exist, without seeing
every new play which ls produced, and if ic
.vere once made clear to them that they must
.ither pay or keep away, they would do the
utter. The weekly expenses ol' the lessee are
nude np In thc following manner;
This item, with taxes and insurance, amounts
.0 about ?70 a week.
ADVERTISING, POSTE?O AND BILLING.
Some time ago thc managers of the prlnci
ial theatres met together lu order to concert
neasures to diminish the lavish outlay in ad?
vertising and posting that has become the cus?
tom. They were, however, unable to agree
?poii a common code of rules. Newspaper ad?
vertising costs about ?40 weekly, and posting
i rather larger sum. Could managers agree
lot to put above one advertisement in each
?ewspaper, and were they jo take stations
vlierc bills from each theatre might be exhibit
;d, they would all of them be gainers, and thc
relierai public would not be losers.
At the head ot this department ls a master
ailur and a mistress ol' the wardrobe. The silks
md satins used on tho stage arc usually bought
vholesftlc. Thc dresses for a large burlesque
? a pantomime cost many hundred pounds.
Actresses arc obliged to lind their own bon
lets, boots and gloves. Actors In plays of
nodern life ?nd their own drosses.
Tili? principle scene painter of a theatre is
isualty au artist of eminence in his profession:
lie has several assistants under him. lt is
seldom Hutt less than ?500 is spent on colors
ind canvas in the course of a year. Scenes,
when liney are not likely to be used again, arc
painted out; but as ia each separate piece the
position of all thc doors and windows is differ?
ent, it is seldom that "clothes" can be used a
second lime. In every theatre, however,
Lhere ls a large quantity of stock scenery,
consisting ol' forests, interiors, gardens, Ac,
which does duty in farces.
The master carpenter is charged with the
preparation of all tho woodwork used in the
frames ol'thc scenery and in the sets, which
now-a-days arc frequently almost buili upon
thc stage". Thc scene-shifters aro. under his
orders, and as scenes have to be Bhifted with
almost lightning speed, the number is legion.
Tlie property man makes or provides all the
properties that aro required in a piece. Tiiis
includes everything-from furniture io thsat
The gas bill amounts to about ?30 a week.
Few dramas, und scarcely any burlesques, are
without moonlight effects, wliich aro produced
by lime light. At Christmas the moon gene?
rally costa n manager at least ?20 a week.
The band ls usually contracted for with the
leader. Its costs about ?30 a week.
Everything connected with bringing out a
piece is under thc control of the stage mana?
ger. In a first-class theatre thc company con?
sists of at least the following artists: One lead?
ing man. one light comedian, two old men,
three walking gentlemen, two character ac?
tors, two low comedians, one leading lady,
one old woman, one young leading lady, one
singaar chambermaid, one broad chamber
maidjthree walking ladies, utility men, male
and femalesupcrnumeraries. Salaries of stock
actors and actresses vary from ?12 to ?2.
They arc by no means easy people to manage.
They live In a world apart, and their ideas of
their own merits arc frequently at variance
with those of the stage manager. No part is
too good for any of them, but few parts are
good enough. Those who arc "cast" in bad
parts in a play usually announce their inten?
tion to leave rather than play them, but on re?
flection they generally think better of their
decision. No one, however, win ever play a
part a hair's breadth out of his own particular
line. If a first walking gentleman were asked
to play a third walking gentleman's part, he
t would be as indignant as an attorney-general
were he called upon to defend a pickpocket In
a police court.
Managers arc often blamed because minor
parts in a piece are badly played; they can?
not, however, help themselves, because
good actors will not play them. Actresses
stand even more on their dignity than actors;
their mutual Jealousies exceed even those of
fine ladies. Audiences must often have re?
marked that In burlesques, songs and dances
arc introduced in defiance of the requirements
of thc situation. The reason usually ie that
Miss A. refuses to play unless, like Miss B., she
bc given a song, or, like Miss C., a dance. The
great difficulty in bringing out burlesques is to
find actresses who will play the part of girls.
They all want to be boys-to show their legs,
which in nine cases out of tonare padded. The
padding is woven Into the flesh-colored leg?
gings which they wear, so that lt is almost im?
possible to detect it.
These bright particular luminaries some?
times receive as much as sixty pounds a week,
or they share the receipts after expenses.
Their great object ls to play in a piece with
which they may afterwards make the tour ol
the provinces; they, therefore, as much as pos?
sible, eschew those which require elaborate
and expensive scenery. As a rule, their
engagements are more profitable to themselves
than to the managers who pay them. Their
lofty estimate of their talents stands in the
way of their financial success. No play suits
them unless its whole interest Is concentrated
on themselves, and the public will not put
np with what are called "one actor pieces."
Ballet girls are seldom required in a theatre
except when burlesques or pantomimes are
played. They receive about 25s. a week. It
is an error to suppose that, as a rule, they are
"fast." On thc contrary, they are usually the
daughters or nieces of actors, and they work
honestly for a small pittance.
Besides thc persons already enumerated
there nre, on the working stair of a theatre,
dressera, gas men, firemen, check-takers,
cleaners, one or two messengers, a hall porter,
a prompter, and a call boy; altogether about
one hundred persons find permanent employ?
PLAYS AND BURLESQUES.
A play ls cither pnid for by a percentage on
thc profits, or at a Axed rate per night, or lt ls
bought. It is by no means easy to obtain good
ones. The number of had ones sent to man?
agers is enormous. They arc usually written
by aspiring authors, who know nothing of
stage effects. It requires not only talent, but
avast amount of technical knowledge to write
well for thc stage. Managers arc almost al?
ways obliged to fall back on experienced dra?
matic authors, and to accept with gratitude
whatever they may offer. Three or five act
plays, when not paid for by a percentage on
profits, usually cost from ?200 to ?1100, or from
?3 to ?5 every night they are acted. The price
of a good burlesque varies from ?50 to ?120.
Farces arc seldom worth more than ?10. Their
success usually depends more upon thc actors
than the author.
THE IRISH QUESTION.
John Bright Sketches thc Outlines of a
New Reform Bill.
A cable telegram dated Birmingham, Eng?
land, January ll, and published in the New
York papers says :
Thc members of Parliament for Birmingham
addressed their constituents in thc Town hall
to-uight. Mr. Bright, on this occasion, made
his first appearance on thc platform since his
entrance into thc Cabinet, and he met with an
enthusiastic reception Irom his townsmen.
Mayor Prims presided, and Alderman Sturge
moved a vote of thanks to the Ministers for
their general policy, and especially for their
course in regard to thc Irish Church.
In a speech supporting the resolutions, Al?
derman Sturge expressed the hope that the
government would continue the work of
reform and amend the Irish land laws, give
the people the ballot, reduce expenditures,
und diffuse education.
Mr. Bright, on rising to address the meet?
ing, was vehemently cheered. He thanked
his fellow-cltlzens lor the resolutions, convey?
ing, as they did, an avowai of confidence in
the government. He believed that at the end
of thc next session of Parliament a similar vote
would be earned and received. He proposed
no retrospect; he preferred to look lorward.
Yet he touched on the law In regard to com?
pounding rates, and alluded nlso to the dises?
tablishment ol'the Irish Church. On the lat?
ter measure he said his constituents had
spoken loud enough for all to hear and for all
to understand, lt was one of the completest
measures ever presented to thc House of Com?
mons. Hut difficulty occurred In thc place to
which all who eau go when in London,
the House of Lords-n place of the greatest
antiquity and of thc greatest influence.
On this occasion there was more pas?
sion displayed than is generally seen there,
bringing the occupants of the benchos to thc
edge of an ugly precipice. Passion, however,
cooled. The wisest reflected, and after mutual
compliments and congratulations the bill was
passed by the Lords, who thus admitted that
no Institution, however ancient, grand and
historical it might be, ls safe il opposed to the
convictions and voice of thc people. Consid?
ering the constitutional training of the peers,
their friends might well rejoice. Tho Catholic
grievances were extinguished; the Irish griev?
ances only were left now. He asked Parlia?
ment to do something for the Irish non-Catho?
lics and land reform. Thc ditlicullies of the
question appeared formidable at a distance,
but were easily surmountable on approach.
The state of Ireland might be painted in a few
words. The land had few owners, while half
ot the population were tenants at will.
Thc owners neglected to cultivate thc soil,
but faithfully collected thc rent. Thc in?
dustry, home, and life of the tenants are at
Iiis mercy or that of his agents. Thc owners
arc ol' ibo same race as thc occupiers of the
ecii. Thc only difference between them is
that of treatment, of law, of politics. The
Catholic tenant and the Protestant owner
might bo friends ami yet feel the rule. Irish
proprietorship ls really confiscation, which ls
thc result of conquest, and is only justifiable
as conquest. To this wrong penal laws have
added vasily greater ones. Parliament is call?
ed upon to "?rive rights lo thc tenant, but save
the property ol' the owners. All would be
right If the irish would bc as cager for reform
if they were landlords as if they were tenants.
The reign of discord must be stopped. Thc
three hundred thousand policemen and sold?
iers must be withdrawn from Ireland. The ques?
tion was the hardest ever presented to thc peo?
ple or Parliament. The government iras pre?
paring measures of reform. Serious popular
consideration was invoked for them. There
was no party question respecting it, and a
party light would be unpatriotic. Nearly four
years ago he had blamed Mr. Gladstone for the
suspension of thc writ ot habeas cornus. He
had also blamed Mr. Disraeli for not producing
measures ol' am?lioration. He knew that an
unreformed Parliament must refuse action,
and therefore be pressed reform, a wider frau?
dase, and freer representation. This was no
class question. The will, justice, anti power
dwelling only in the nation could treat it. He
believed now great results must follow. A re?
form Parliament can do as much for Ireland as
Ireland, if independent or an American State,
could ?io for herself. [A voice-No!] Ireland
now has churches and schools, ana soon win
hare free lands and votes. Ireland is not
wealthy, but we can buy from her all she bas
to sell, and sell to ber cheaper than can any
other nation. Our plans of pacification may
fail. I hope not. We propose a new conquest
of Ireland, without the shedding of blood; our
only weapon will be frank and generous
Justice, potent to reunite nations long separa?
ted by oppressive neglect. [Loud cheers.]
From this new policy great changes in Ire?
land may be anticipated. Wc shall not make '
it Paradise lost but greatly Improved. He
quoted the lines from Pope commencing,.
"Then crime shall cease," and added, no lan?
guage like this is exaggeration.
If we can suppress conspiracy, banish agra?
rian crime, unbar prisons, reduce martial
force, and make Ireland as tranquil as Eng?
land or Scotland, something will be done to
Justify our statesmanship, i , education in?
still untouched. There, as lieu, in less than
three years there will be national education by
general consent. The children of the people
must be educated. Plans vary, some even
proposing compulsion. The government list?
ens and learnsIrom discussion; religious diffi?
culties vanish, and nobility insists on enforcing,
creeds or dogmas on pupils. If the govern?
ment gives monoy, half of lt at the least must
go to the establishment, powerful because lt is
Besides, a vast bodv most In need of teach?
ing are of no sect. These difficulties will dis?
appear before thc cry of the people for know?
ledge, and soon universal education will be
the law. The Bpeaker then discussed the com?
mercial treaty with France. Protection, he
said, was an unpopular and malodorous work;.
reciprocity was more palatable. The Tories
had three policies-one for the counties, one
for Manchester or Birmingham, and the third
for the House of Lords.
The orator defended the treaty, presented
a variety of arguments and Illustrations. He
admitted the French tariff was higher than the
English, but the difference was unimportant
Other nations In Europe had adopted like- -
measures, which were big with pacific results.
Under ten years ol the treaty peace and con?
fidence unknown before between France and
England had grown up.
Mr. Cobden nad proved his creed that every
step towards free trade ls a stride towards
universal peace. Mr. Bright continued by an.
appeal ana warning to the workingmen ol Bir?
mingham. Beware, he said, of men who con?
fuse the faith of the people. The government
can do many things, but there are others which
no power can do.
You have vies, and votes are power. It let
probable thai before another general election
every voter in the United Kingdom will have
the shelter of the ballot Our prospective
policy, the speaker said, 1B bnt little, for the gov?
ernment ls unable to drive six stages abreast
through the Temple Bar. The educational
measure might come np at the coming session,
but this was uncertain. Retrenchment, if
agitated, was sure, but necessarily tedious If
wrong is avoided. For free trade breakfast
tables are a strong advocate. He would bid
all nations bring their wholesome products in
free, but he said this as a representative, not
as a minister. Free land, within ten years,
would be the leading question. The alteration
of the land laws without diminishing any man's
wealth would do much to arrest pauperism.
The speaker then debated on temperance
and the social virtues, wanting wbich society
could have no benefit from legislation. It is
only by thc combination of a wise government
with a virtuous people that we hope toward
make some step to that blessed time when there
shall not be longer complaining in our streets,,
when our garners shall bc a flo rd lng ail manner
The speech was frequently Interrupted by
applause, and thc orator resumed his seat
amid great expressions of enthusiasm.
TENNYSON'S NEW POEM.
Meaning Ot th? "Holy Grail."
The following letter appears In the London;
The new work of the Poet Laureate will be
perused by thousands of delighted readers, to
many of whom, however, the title of the chief
poem, "Thc Holy Grail," will require explana?
tion, although the term ls familiar toarcnoolo
gists. But it may be observed, firstly, that
the Laureate departs from the legend which. B
has usually been current when he makes the*
Holy Grail to be a cup, instead of a basin or
"The enp, the cup itself from which our Lor*
Drank at the last sad supper with his own."'
Allow me to quote a description of wbat Is
generally regarded by antiquaries as the "San
"The celebrated Sangreal, or sacro catino,
preserved at Genoa, ls referred to in manu?
scripts as carly as the seventh century. It ie
a deep bowl or tureen of dark green glass, of
Roman manufacture, about twelve inches In
diameter and three inches deep, with hexago
! nal border and two handles, first moulded and
then turned in the lathe; it derives its name
from the word anal or grayle, a deep dish,
used in the middle ages to contain meat. This
Saint Greal was said to be the identical dish
on which thc Paschal lamb was placed at our
Saviour's last supper, and preserved by Joseph
of A ri mathea. It was lormerly supposed to
have been cut out of an emerald. Bonaparte
transported it to Paris in 1806, when it was
broken, and it was then ascertained to be
glass. It has since been carefully repaired,
and returned to Genoa. Among the adven?
tures of King Arthur's Knights or the Round
Table was their sesrch in 'quest of SangreaL/
which could only bc revealed te a knight 'at
once accomplished in earthly chivalry and
pure and guiltless of evil conversation.'"
[From the Introduction to Ancient and Me?
diaeval Glass, in a "Catalogue of Antiquities,
and Works of Art exhibited at Ironmonger's
Hall, in 1801," p. 362.]
Thus for twelve hundred years this sacred
vessel has been alluded to, and as a dish: the
italian word catino eau only apply to a dish or
basin, derived lrom the Latin, and understood
to be a vessel on wbich mentor fish was served
up at feasts among the Romans. Thus Horace .
used the term " anaustus catinus" to imply a
scanty bill of lare. One of the most celebrated
of King Arthur's knights was Sir Launcelot ot
the Lake, who went In search of the holy ves?
sel. Slr Walter Scott alludes to him in the in?
troduction to thc first canto of " Marmion:"
"A sinful man and unconfessed,
He sought the Sangreal's holy quest,
And, slumbering, saw the vision high
He might not view with naked eye."
And this explanation is given in a note :
"One day, when Arthur was holding a high
feast with his Knights of the Round Table, the
sangreal oi vessel out of which the last pass?
over was eaten, a precious relic which had long;
remained concealed from human eyes, be?
cause of the sins of the land, suddenly ap?
peared to bim and all his chivalry. The con?
sequence of this vision was that the knights
took on them a solemn vow lo seek the san?
greal," Ac. J^
' Thc substitution of a enp for a dish as the
vessel supposed to have been used by our
Blessed Lord at His Last Supper, is, no doubt,
quite within a poet's privilege, and will not in
tlic least affect the high and nobie character of
tlie poem. It ls only as a matter of antiqua?
rian interest that the foregoing explanation
has been given of an object which for many
centuries has attracted notice, and wbich ls
evidently of very early date.
GEORGE RUSSELL FRKXCH
No. 7 Powis Place, W. C., December 27.
STATE NEWS INA NXTTSHELZ.
John Leo has been appointed magistrate for
Chester. He is a negro shoemaker, and can.
read but cannot write-well-behaved, but ut?
At the Chester elections the following (white
ticket!) were elected: A. H. Davega, Intend?
ant; William H. Hardin, John A. Bradley. Jr..
I. Hcyman, G. W. Melton, wardens, whole
number of votes cast, 200.
Thc dwelling house of T. C. Gower, in Green?
ville, was burned down on Friday night. Loss
?600 or $700.
On Tuesday niirbt, thc 4th instant, an entry
was made into the store of Wylie, Roddey *
Whitesides, of Chester, while the inmates were
at supper, and about S100 in money captured'
from their till.
Amos Nunnery, of Chester, had abale of cot?
ton stolen on Sunday night. 26th December
last. It was tracked two or three miles In an
easterly direction from his bouse, but waa not.
On Saturday. 1st instant. Morris McMullen,..
colored, of Chester, was stabbed in the back
at Pride's upper store by William Pride, alias
William McCullough, also colored. Cause:.
whiskey and a dog fight.