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CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
VVF.LiUXU.EJ A-V.-nu ?>i^. ?-.-..?, . .
MUS. GXAXT AXD ME GOLD ItlXG.
TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TA ID TO
THE WIFE OP THE PRESIDENT.
Conclusive Test i in nu y Of Fisk & Gould.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, January 23.
Fisk and Gould both testified yesterday be?
fore the Banking Committee. They asserted fliat
by the representations of Corbin, tue brother in
law of Grant, which were sustained by corrobo?
rating evidences of his intimacy and inftueucc
with th? President, they were led to believe that
Pr?sident Grant hail decided not to sell the gov?
ernment gold. They therefore bought. On the
first transaction Mrs. Grant's share of theproat
W?S TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND HOLLAHS, which was
remitted to her. Tliey fully implicate Butterfield,
and held one million on margin for him.
[EKOil THE ASSOCIATED IT.ESS.]
? WASHINGTON, Jannary 22.
The House was in committee on the state of
the Hnion. Speeches in favor of moving the Capi?
tal were the order of the day. ?
Stokes commenced ventilating affairs in Ten?
nessee, but having permission to print, gave way
to the Capital movers.
Moore and Logan made long speeches in favor
ol the movement. Adjourned.
Fisk was on the floor and attracted great at?
tention. There is a thin House. The expected
collision between Butler and Dawes has been
The Joint Committee on tlie District or Colum?
bia heard de'egates to the Womans' Rights Con?
vention this morning. Half a dozen females ad?
dressed the committee.
Fisk, Jr., testified to-day.
Tne Elections Committee gave the contested
seat to Covode.
Commanders of Geographical Military Depart?
ments can grant officers leave of thirty days, aud
extend leaves granted by superior commanders
thirty to sixty days.
Replying to the committee for the advancement
of the interests of the District o? Columbia, the
President said he wished to see the seat orgovern
ernraent made such as to arouse the pride of the
citizens of the republic, and acceptable at least to
tb$?roper consideration of the people of the old
world. He appreciated thc disadvantages under
which the citizens of the district labored, and
would be glad to help them out.
WASHINGTON, January 23.
The Express says the Senators who saw the
President this morning, say that he advised those
>. who desired the admission of Virginia uncondi?
tionally to make no further efforts to carry this
pjiut-it being evident that the Senate would
not pass any bill without imposing some condi?
tions upon thc admission of that State.
In the House Bingham favors taking up the
Virginia bill and putting it on its passage. Butler
favors its reference to the Reconstruction Com?
mittee. The best opinion is that the House will
pass the bill as it comes from the Senate. The
Democrats will all vote against Its reference to
the committee where Butler can hold lt indefi?
It is stated, in answer to mauy letters, that per?
sons desiring relief -from political disabilities
should send a formal petition, addressed to Con?
gress, setting forth the facts In the case. There
seems no probability of the passage of any gen?
eral relief bill this session.
WASHINGTON, January 22.
The Department of State has received from
the Consul at Amoy a copy of an important order
from the Foreiga Board at Pekin, which order
had not been promulgated, but communicated to
the commissioner of customs of treaty ports.
The consul expresses the opinion that under this
order lawful emigration of Chinese to our Pacific
coast will be confined to Hong Kong, as it will be
unprofitable from other ports.
1st. Xon-treaty power merchants are not per?
mitted to open emigration agencies.
2d. Xon-treaty power ships are not permitted
to carry coolie emigrants.
3d. Coolie emigrants are not permitted to pro?
ceed undd- contract to non-treaty countries.
4th. Only treaty power merchants can open
emigration agencies; only treaty power ships can
carry such emigrants, and lt is only to treaty
power countries such contract emigrants can
5th. The coolie trafile Is prohibited at Macao.
6th. Thc commissioner of customs is to co-ope?
rate with the superintendent in seeing that the
rules and regulations of each agency opened by
the authority of the local or territorial ortlclals
are in accordance with the convention cf 1S60,
and is to act with the officers deputed by the
local officials in transacting, that each emigrant
fully understands the contract under winch lie
proceeds, and that he goes abroad under that
contract of his own free will.
Tlie commissioner is further authorized to sign
and seal each contract, In proof that the coolie
understands its meanlug ami accepts Its terms;
and he is also to ta ce care that the ships employ?
ed to carry coolies are oona fide treaty power
DEATH OF GEO. D. PltEXTICE.
LOUISVILLE, January 23.
Geo. D. Prentice, editor of the Courier-Jour
nal and father or the old Journal, died to-day.
aged sixty-eight years.
?? SPARKS FROM TUE WZJt ES.
A half mlilion Greek loan will soon be put
upon the Loudon market.
Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour is dead,
Baker's expedition, on the first of January, were
at tho head waters of the Nile, all well.
E. B. Pritchard, a wealthy citizen or Provi?
dence, Rhode Island, committed suicide, cause,
The game of billiards between Dion and Peery,
at San Francisco, for thc benefit of the poor, was
largely attended. It resulted in favor of Dion,
Deery scoring but 037. Large amounts changed
In thc Louisiana Legislature on Saturday, a
resolution was passed requesting Louisiana rep?
resentatives in Congress to use their influence
against the proposed reduction of duty on sugar,
stating that such reduction would result iu injury
to the planters of that State.
Iowa has not adopted the Fifteenth Amend?
ment. The delay is caused by a question of eti?
quette between the two house*.
Thc coal miners on the Toledo, Peorii and War?
saw Railroad have struck.
The Pawnee Killer band killed eight of Eack's
surveying party on Republican river last August.
Several escaping this masacre were killed by
The presence of Prince Arthur in Washington
causes but little excitement. He walked to and
from church yesterday with Mrs. Thornton, wife
of tr?e British Minister.
The war ship Jamestown, which arrived at San
Francesco in seventy-seven days fmm theF.gee
Islands, reports that settlers rrom Au-tral a and
Sew Zealand are arriving at the Fegee Islands in
large numbers to cultivate sea island cotton,
which is said to have a fabulous growth at that
''TUE SIROCCO COMETH!"
SASH THINKS IT WILL BE AT " FLOOD TIDE;
TI.c L;inii Commission-A Mutual Ticlc
ling Concern-Thc Bine Ridge Rin
not to he Investigated-Associate Jus
tice-Adjournment und thc Code-Rc
ligious Proscription-Does Ananias
Still Live-County Commissioners Rc
buked-Thc Value of Influence-The
Capitol Building-Renewal of Stock
'FU0.M OVK OW COBBESPOSDBXT.]
COLUMBIA, January 22.
THE LAND COMMISSION*.
Yesterday che bill reported by the Finance
Committee, providing that tho amount of-dot
lars, iii bondi of the State, at their par value, be
appropriated for use of ttie laud commissioner, in
the purchase of lands, pursuant to the provisions
of au act entitled - An act to provide for thc ap?
pointment of a land commissioner, and to denne
his powers and duties," ratltied on the 9th of Sep?
tember, 1SC?, was taken up for consideration.
Swails moved to till The blank with the words
44 five hundred thousand." Arnim moved to Oil it
with the words " five million." The motion created
considerable laughter, whereupon Arnim said: If
I were a Democrat I would vote for the appro?
priation of Uve hundred thousand dollars, because
I believe it will be the death of the Republican
party. Five hundred thousand dollars in bonds
are about four hundred thousand dollars in cash.
After all expenses are paid there will bc about
three hundred and fifty thousand dollars?left to
buy lands. Well, this amount divided between
the thirty-two counties would give almost ten
thousand dollars to each. Weil, what will this
amount do ! It will buy enough land for about one
hundred men. In my county (Bdgefleld) there
are about six thousand voter-? who want land,
and we will only be able with mis sm ill amount
to supply one hundred, leaving five thousand nine
hundred men dissatisfied. To these dissatisfied
men the Democrats will go and say to them,
..Dldn*t*we tell you how it would be? Here your
Republican friends have given laud to a few fa?
vorites and left the res: or you destitute." All
of these things will be told these dissatisfied men :
and I tell you this land commission will do us more
harm than good unless it be able to give lan 1 to
more than it will be able to do with the proposed
Rainey, chairman of the Committee on Finance,
stated that before reporting the bill he ha I con?
sulted financial men, to ascertain whether the is?
suing of the bonds for the commission would tend
to injure the credit of the State, and he was in?
formed that it would not; in fact, lie was now
convinced that the issuing or bonds to thc amount
of five hundred thousand dollars would be a beu
eJJt rather than otherwise.
YOI* TICKLE ME AND I'LL TICKLE YOI".
Hayes desired to kuow what had become or the
two hundred thousand dollars already appropri?
ated Tor the land commission; if any land had
been purchased in his county (Lexington) with it.
it was more than he knew. This question brought
Leslie to his feet. He said that nine hundred
acres had been purchased lu Lexington County
These had been surveyed, divided ou' and disposed
ol to worthy ineu. I have been called upon, said
he, to make a report ol the operations or the land
commission, and would have doue so ere this had
I been able, but I have not been. My assistants,
several ol whom are senators, can tell you that.
They have faithfully attended to the work en?
trusted to them, but there have been many diffi?
culties in their way. Some or them have not
been able to have surveyed and divided oir the
lands purchased by them, and, or course, have
been unable to report to me anything more than
the number or acres purchased by them. What
good would a report or that kind be; none at all.
I can tell you now that the commission has pur?
chased about sixty thousand acres; but I do not
intend to make a report until I can make one
that will be satisfactory to thc people; until I
can show how many people have been placed on
these farms, and that one year's interest on the
purchase money has been paid, and also one
flrth or the purchase money.
Leslie's invitation to his assistants to tell what
they had done was responded to. Qaync, or
Mariou, stated that five thousand one hundred
and forty-eight acres had been purchased iu his
county; but he had been unable to have them sur?
veyed or divided on*. He had had applications
from parties to go upon them, who were able and
willing to pajr one-fourth or the purchase money
and the interest, if the commission had done as
well in all counties as ia Marion, there would be
no fault found with lt.
Nash, of Richland, sahl that in his county two
tracts, one or five thousand and another of eight
hundred acres had been purchased, and about
one hundred and fifty families provided with
land. Las: week a party who were settled ou
one track came and paid him thc interest.
Swails, of WUliamsbnrg, stated that twenty,
one hundred r.ivrs had been purchased In Illa
county (at a cost or $3000,) but they had not yet
been divided; he had forty-two families applying
for lands who were ready to pay the interest and
one-third of the purchase money.
Harber, of Winnsboro", said that four thousand
two hundred and fifty acres had been purchas?
ed in his county, ou which at present were
live families, who were ready to pay the interest
and one-fourth of the purchase money.
Ralney, or Georgetown, stated that six hundred
and thirteen acres had been purchased in his
Hayes desired to know how long, at this rate,
would it take to supply all of the landless with
lands? Xo one answering this question, he re?
marked, ouc thousand years. After these state?
ments, Swails moved to amend section second l>y
addinx, "and the raith and credit or the State,
and all lauds purchased by virtue or this act, so
long as the title therein shall remain In the land
commissioner or in the State, are hereby pledged
for the payment or the principal and interest or
said bonds." This motion was adopted, as was
also Leslie's motion to add another section, pro?
viding that "Hie land commissioner be hereby au?
thorized to allow parties whose lands, or thc uso
thereor, have been sold for taxes and purchased
Tor thc State under ard by virtue of General Or?
ders Xo. 109. paragraph 1. section 2. promulgated
by E. n. s. Cauby, Brevet Major-Gcnerul, com?
manding ftle Second Military District, dated
Charleston, S. C., December 3,1SB7, and tinder
and by virtue ol Special Order Xo. C3, promulgat?
ed by the same authority, dated Charleston,
South Carolina. April s, isos, to redeem the
same on payment or the taxes, costs and expen?
ses which were incident to the sale; and upon
such payment, thc land commissioner is author?
ized to certify a full release or all interest or the
State in such lands by virtue or thc sale rot
taxes.*' The bill was then read thc second time.
To-day the bill was taken up Tor ?ts third read?
ing, and the ayes and nays being called ror.it
was ascertaiued that there was not a quorum
present. Leslie, Swails, ami llayne, who had
gone ont jost before the bill was called np, came
In, making a quorum, but before another vote
coald bc taken, Leslie moved to postpone thc fur?
ther consideration of the bill Indefinitely, stating
it was useless to read it, as it would be valueless,
all biiu or the kind would have to originate lu thc
House; ir this bill passed the Senate, then through
the House, the bouds issued under it would be
valueless; it had been introduced on'y to ascer?
tain the views or the senators in regard to ir. On
motion, the bill was laid on thc table. A similar
one will be introduced in the Ilou=c nt an carly
day. Its ultimate passage, as it stands, is cer?
It will bc rccollcctcil that thc joint resol
.from the House providing for the appolntm
a committee to investigate thc affairs of th
Ridge Railroad, was, when it came into tin
ate, referred to the Railroad Committee o:
body, which reported to-day, with an acconi
ing letter from the president of the Blue
Railroad, and recommended that the ?
should not concur in the resolution, becau
desired information could be obtained in tl
nual report of the company, which would
sued atan early day, and that if the Tepon
unsatisfactory, the Senate could then app
committee. Tlie letter is as follows :
BLI'E RIDGE RAILROAD,
OFFICE CHIEF ENGINEER,
Coi.rMBiA, S. C., January 15, 1ST
Hoi. C. r.Le.flif, Chairman Senate Commie
SIR-Having noticed in the proceedings i
General Assembly a resolution ol' inquiry in
affairs of tiie Blue Ridge Railroad Compati
traduced in the House of Representatives ai
lerred to your committee, I feel it due and p
tu state that the annual report of the compa
the Comptroller-General has been unavoi
delayed by unforeseen events, but it is now ii
cess" of preparation and will be submitted ?
earliest practicable moment. Thc reconis <
company are nt the office of the chlei cnj:l
Colmiel James P. Low. in this city, and snbji
the inspection of stockholders and persons
ested. Very respect full v,
J. \V. HARRISON, Preside
The report was laid ow r under the rules,
may bc considered thc end of thc matter,
hopes of standing in thc centre of the Blue I
ring and viewing the working of the rings w
the ring are blasted. Thc a?nual report
show only "surface indications,"' and tues
nicely smoothed over that even the mosts
clous ought to be satisfied that everythlnf
honest and above board."' When the report
submitted, Wright said he did not concur, ai
the proper time would give his reasons.
Yesterday thc report of the Judiciary Com
tee that the Senate ami House meet iu join
scmbly on Tuesday next to elect an associate
tice ol' i he Supreme Bench to nil the vacancy ca
by the resignation of Hogc, and also for thc
term of six years commencing Tram August ri
was adopted. It seems that when the vote
taken, Wright and one or two of his friends \
abseut from the chamber, having gone to sci
Governor to get his views upon a question w
had arisen during the morning In reference tc
election for associate justice. They did not se?
Governor, and returned to find the report ol
committee adopted. On mot iou or Rainey, 1
ever, the vote was reconsidered, and on mo
or Maxwell thc report was laid on thc table. II;
voted in the negative on the motion to re
sider, and asked and was granted leave to rei
his reason for so doing. He then stated tim
thought the postponement or the election uri
to the people of the State, especially to tl
who'c cases are now awaiting a hearing,
which cases include questions under thc Ile
stead Act, requiring a foll bench. These cases
present associate Justices or thc Supreme Ci
decline to hear until the General Assembly s
lill the vacancy on thc bench by an elect
To-day the report was taken np from the ta
and a lengthy discussion had over it, Whlcl
suited in no decision being arrived at, as
Senate adjourned while thc discussion was lu
There are strong efforts being made by s<
white men to have thc election postponed, ID
j der to prevent thc election ora colored man
the Supreme bench, they knowing foll well i
ir the election be held at an early day Wlilppe
Wright will be entitled to a seat alongside or.
tices .-iv ses ami Willard. There arc rumors af
that Judge Willard will resign ir a colored mai
elected; also that money is being freely nscd
secure thc election or Whipper. In Tact, it i
intimated to-day by one or more or thc senal
during the discussion, that money was be
used for such a purpose.
ADJOURNMENT AND THE CODE.
In the Senate to-day thc Joint resolution ri
the House providing that the General Assent
adjourn Kine die on the flrst day or March, ^
read. Leslie and Maxwell moved that lt bc c
curred In. Haync said he could not see w
there was to ocupy the Legislature until thc ll
ol March, and moved to amend the resolution
inserting the words "15th or February," for
tlrst or March. Rose moved to lay the report
the table. Jillson thought ir the Senate agreeii
concur In the resolution lt would have to eat
words, as lt was not possible that thc busiti
would be finished by that time. Leslie said
really had believed that the House never intent
to adjourn, as he was very much surprised to :
such a resolution aj> thc one now being consul
ed adopted. H thc Senate amended it or laid
on the table, the House would be glad, as lt wo
give the members an opportunity or changl
their minds and setting all or the summer; I
lightning never strikes twice In the same ph
nor will the idea to adjourn ever strko the mil
or the members again or the Senate, by refosi
to adopt thc resolution as it stands; give lin
the opportunity or changing; lt is not belies
that this resolution would have ever been sent
the Senate, ir it had been thought by them tl
the Senate would concur.
.. Other remarks were made, during which o
senator alluded to the length or time it would ta
to transact the business, or which passing t
"Code of Procedure*' was thc major portie
Ilayue stated that when the Code came up foi
third reading, he intended moving that copies
the New York Code be purchased by each or t
senators, and it ordered tu bc passed. Some 01
suggested that in that case they would have to |
to the trouble ol erasing the words "New Yorl
wherever it occurred, and substitute South Cai
lina; to which Haync replied, that to doth
would be troublesome; but then it was no mu
than others they knew or had done. Finally,
motion to lay the resolution on the table was p
and carried. Yeas-Arnim, Barber, Buck, B
man. Duncan, Greene, Haync, Jillson, Moutgot
erv, Nash, owens, Rainey, Reid, Hose, Rodge
andSwails-16. N'ays-Allen, Foster, Hoyt, Hav
Leslie, Maxwell and Wright- 7.
The Legislature may adjourn at any time li
tween the middle or March and the Hist or Apr
The "special order"' or the House yesterda
was the consideration or DeLargc's motion to i
struct the chairman or the Committee on Feder;
Relations to return to the House a concurrei
resolution petitioning the Congress or the Unite
States to appropriate and pay twenty thunsan
dollars to the Sisters or Our Lady of Mere.
Charleston, S. C., to rebuild their orphan hons
Thc resolution alluded to was sent from the Sci
ate, ou Tuesday last, and then referred to til
Committee on Federal Relations, or which B. 1
Jackson, who officiates as a minister or the Mell
odist Congregationalist Church, a member Trot
Charleston, a surveyor for thc Land Commis
sion. 4c, kc, is chairman.
lt was currently reported that Jackson had li
timatcd his intention or uot reporting on the re;
olution, although he must have known that tw
or the Sisters were in this city anxiously awaii
lng the passage or the resolution, in order tba
they might carry a certified copy to Washington
AJtet the regular call or business yesterday. Dc
uarge : ose and called up the special order. (Jack
son at this lime was abseut rrom the House.) Dc
Large said: "Yesterday 1 introduced the chair
man of that committee to the two Sisters, now ii
the city, and that clerical individual told one o
thc Sisters, in my hearing, that he did not. be
lieve they should he assisted; that he did not bc
lieve thc Catholic religion was thc right religion
and that thc religion he (Jackson) profossed wa:
thc only proper one. Ami this to a lady rron
this man-he a member or thc church, and in tin
garb or a minister. I am thankful the Catholii
Church is not cursed with such a man. It is tin
flrst time in the General Assembly of South Caro
lina that attempted proscription or any person
on account or religious proclivities, has beei
made; and to think that lt should be made now
and bj' such a man. I am glad lie (.lackso
not belong to the Catholic Church. I belie
he would be the wolf in shecps clothing, ;
In the church to which lie now belongs.''
rtansier announced himself In favur of et]
litical and religious liberty, and trusted ni
ber of the House was desirous of killin
righteous measure because lt came from
believing in a doctrine of religion In oppos
a majority or the members of the House, ai
haps thc State. He said he remembers
pleasure the position taken during the war
Sisters, who now ask the endorsement of
sure reasonable In itself, and by granting
we aid a philanthropy as broad as the un
He said he remembered that those ladles, :
church to which they arc attached, had co:
ted to ameliorate thc sad condition In whic
redcrnte and Union soldiers were placed
war was rampant. He believed that Cot
South Carolina, and every man In wllosi
dwells feelings of philanthropy, would aid t
the object sought to be accomplished by thi
lution. He lind hoped the committee wou
have hesitated one moment In reporting f
biy on this matter.
POES ANANIAS STILL LIVK ?
Thc sergeant-at-arms having been sent i
bring Jackson In, he at this point returnee
him. Jackson then aunouueed to the S]
that he was prepared to make a report, pr
to doing which he desired to say that, from s
circumstances, he was unable to get his com
together. [DeLarge interrupting, "God pr
us."] He had met the "female" alluded ti
denied having used the language attribut
him by De Large. Whereupon DeLargc aro:
asked Jackson if he had not said to thc ?
that they should not bc assUtcd because th
not proress Hie true religion ?
Jackson. I dui not.
DeLargc. Great God! Ananias still lives.
This completely squelched Jackson, whe
nothing further to say, excepting that a ma
or thc committee had reported favorably,
report was then adopted.
COt'STV COMMISSIONERS REBUKED.
A rew days slucc the county commission
Lancaster County petitioned for an Incret
taxation. This petition was rererrcd to the
mittee on Finance, which yesterday reportci
recommended that the prayer be not grantc
the ground that the reasons set forth were I
flclent to warrant the increase desired. lu
eluding the report, thc committee stated t
cannot bc denied that lu instances too frei
thc county commissioners throughout thc (
State have shown a lack of ability in the mai
ment or their county finances. Reckless ext
gancc has marked their administration, t(
detriment or thc people's interest, whereas
omy In the management of affairs would
made their ofllcc a source of benefit.
Thc report concludes us follows:
Your committee would suggest to thc co
commissioners at large, that inore care be i
elset) ill letting contracts, lu every county I
should be a "Poor Farm," as near Hclf-sustal
as possible. H properly conducted, this w
. temi to ameliorate the condition of the desi
and lesson the burden or taxation. There I
reason, perhaps, why county commuwln
should not be allowed by the General Assen
In a special emergency, to borrow money
promissory notes, or bonds, bearing Interc?
ilio rate of six per cent, per annum, payab]
one or two years, but thc special reasons the)
should lie flrst made to appear, lt has also c
to thc knowledge or your coin millee, that i
ls outstanding and uncollected, a large ann
or last year's taxes levied for county pin pi
and executions have been stayed against d<
fluents. Ii' the county treasurers had been U
rul. or will lie faithful, in th's discharge of t
duties, much or thc grounds or complaint wil
There has been no action taken on the rei
THE DEAF AND DrMO ASYLUM.
Iii the Senate to-day Wright moved that
vote, whereby thc Senate refused to agree to
report or thc Committee on Claims on theaccoi
of Woodward Allen and Raymond Owen,
building the deaf and dumb asylum at Spar
burg, be reconsidered. Maxwell moved lo
Wright's motion on thc table, and upon this
tlon there was a long discussion.
VALUE OF INFLUENCE.
Leslie had thc first say, speaking against
claims. His speech was too long to be repoi
in foll, but thc salient points, which arc Intel
ing, arc as follows : He informed the Senate i
outside of Its doors there were men walting t
claims, which they would present as soon as t
saw any chance of gcttiug them paid-one
$100,000; another for $150,000. Besides tl
large claims, said he, there arc hundreds
others, aggregating hundreds or thousands
dollars-and all or them contracted previous
the close or thc war, which we will bc called u
to pay. Thcs; claimants have presented tl
claims to tho Democratic Legislatures which i
ceded us, and they had the honesty to rcj
them, and yet these claimants come and ash
to pay them-these men who call us thc sc;
traga and negro legislators behind our bac
come and cringe, und ask us to se
their claims. Wc should at once refuse
pay this claim and all others of this kii
refuse to pay them anyhow, ir roi- no oti
1 reason ilian that to do so would injure the ere
of the State which wc have pledged ourselves
sustain. These claimants, instead ur being
lowed to hang around this building, should
i thrown from thc windowsand dashed to pico
Tlie speaker, after professing his willingness
bc one of thc number to Indulge lu thc little
creation or hurling claimants fro;n Hie wiudoi
proceeded to "tell thc honest truth'' about t
i matter, which was that a certain man lind coi
to him and offered to give him three -thousa
1 dollars if he would usc his Influence to get t
claim passed. He had scorned thc preposition.
? he would all of such a character. After reiten
lng the damage lt would do thc credit of t
' State if these claims were allowed, and staiii
that there was not a cent in the treasury, ai
money was being borrowed at a high rate of I
? tercst in Sew York to mee', thc expenses or t
. government, he sat down.
1 "THE SIROCCO COMETH !"
Nash opposed the payment or any claims co
traded previous to the war. He knew or the
claims which were to lie pressed. The dalman
had been told to employ a Republican lawyer
work their claims through; having been told tin
, it made no difference whether he had sense i
not, as his Republicanism was thc only thin
needed to work upon the legislators. Tbcarchltei
: of this building has two claims, amounting i
I twenty-two thousand dollars, to get which hu
I willing to pay six thousand dollars; thc clain
, ants Tor one hundred thousand dollars are williu
to pay twenty thousand or them to get the Di
? amount-so rumor says. After slating thc alton
: Nash warmed up, ami said: TUB CHAKLESTO
. NEWS says that Daddy Cain says "Th
Sirocco cometh !" Well, Mr. Speaker, I
, some of the Republicans don't change thci
ways, thc Sirocco cometh for them, and I fen
will come Tor the Republican party too. [Raincy
? Interrupting: Will the senator from Richland in
? Torin the Senate about what lime that Sirocco wil
i come!') Nash, continuing: About next summe
i reckon, l tell you ir the perseus to whom an
entrusted Hie fortunes of thc party do not ac
, differently to what they have done, the Sirocco wil
. bc atjt'wd thin about that time. Thc people wil
. not stand and see things go on as they have been
. they will not submit to it; 1 will uot; I'll leave am
. go uiiii search for more honest raen.
i There was some lurthcr discussion, during
' which Wright stated that he had made the mo
? tion to reconsider at the request of the chairman
? of the Committee on Claims and Grievances, who
desired to have the subject recommitted to thc
? committee; after which the vote was taken on
i agreeing to thc motion or Maxwell to lay on thc
! table thc motion ol Wright lo reconsider the vote,
: whereby the Senate refused to agree to thc re
! port or the Committee on Claims, on the account
- or Woodward Allen and Raymond Owen, lind de
, citied that thc motion to reconsider should be laid
i on thc table. Yeas-Barber, Duncan, Greene,
Uayue, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Owens, Kaincy and
Stroits-10. Nays-Buck, Blcman, Foster, Hayes,
Montgomery, Reid, Rodgers and Wright-8.
TOE CAPITOL BUILDING.
The joint resolution providing that the Gover?
nor We empowered to invite proposals to complete
the balance of the Statehouse In thc same man?
ner as the portion just finished, and to enter Into
a specified contract with such person or persons
as he may deem proper, and for the best interests
of thc State, requiring from thc contractor suffi?
cient bonds to secure the State from any loss, and
to insure the completion of the building by thc
first of August next, received Its second reading
In the nouse to-day. Under this resolution the
Governor Is authorized to draw from the State
Treasury, on demand of thc contractor, such
sums as the contractor ma)', from .time to time,
as the work progresses, call for. not to exceed thc
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.
RENEWAL OF STOCK.
Thc Committee on Finance have recommended
that thc State Treasurer be empowered to Issue
to Richard P. Buck a new certificate of the same
tenor aud date as the one purported to be lost or
destroyed, In the sum of ten thousand dollars,
and that he bc required to deposit with the State
Treasurer a, bond, legally executed, in tho penal
sum or twenty thousand dollars, to indemnify
the State against loss. This report was recommit?
ted to-day. Thc report of thc same committee,
recommending that the State Treasurer reissue
to William Dougherty certificates of stock to the
amount of twelve thousand nine hundred and
eighty dollars, which was destroyed at the burn?
ing of Columbia, in February, 1865, has not been
acted on. I learn there are several petitions for
renewal of certificates, from Charleston citizens,
now In thc hands or thc Committee on Claims
and Grievances-among them thc following:
South Carolina Society, $30,000; Alexander H.
Ohlsolm, $37,000; Francis Weston, $4000; R. B.
'Mills, $4500; Richard T. Korth, $2000; Benjamin P.
Fraser, $6000; W. E. Carrere, $0000. These peti?
tions will be presented at au carly day. As the
stocks were destroyed during the war, lt ls very
probable that the Assembly will order that cer?
tificates be reissued.
EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION.
Thc bill to exempt all mills now established, or
hcreartcrto.be established, for the manufacture
of cotton, or wool, or both, from taxation, for the
period or five years, provides that arter the pas?
sage or this act, all mills or ractorlcs now estab?
lished, or to bc hereafter established in this State,
wherein cetton or wool, or both cotton and wool,
are now, or shall bo hereafter spun, manuractured
or worked up, In any wa_y whatsoever, shall bc
exempt and free from all taxation, for the period
or five years; the said period of five years to date
rrom the day or thc passage or this act for all such
mills or ractorlcs now established, and rrom thc
first of January next ensuing the completion or
golDg into operation or such new mills or ractorlcs.
PERPETRATION' OF TESTIMONY.
Thc bill to alter and amend an act entitled "An
act to provide a mode by which to perpetuate tes?
timony in relation to deeds, wills, choses In ac?
tion, other papers and records destroyed or lost
during the resent war,'' ratified December 21,
lSGo, provides that thc act be so altered and
amended as to dispense with thc personal service
or any notice required under thc provisions or
said act; aud in all cases in which such notice
shall be left at the usual place ol residence or bu?
siness or thc defendant, thc same shall be valid
In law, to all Intents and purposes, as If served
upon thc person of such defendant.
TUE GKANITEVll.LE M A N C F A CT I" lt IN O COMPANY.
Thc bill to amend thc charter or the Granite
villc Manufacturing Company provides that the
Granltevlllc Manufacturing Company shall be au?
thorized to Issue new scrip for thc capital stock
of thc company, in shares or one hundred dollars
each, on surrender and cancellation of thc old
scrip, and for the repealing of so much of
section flrst or thc act to amend the charter,
ratified on the lath or December 1845, as fixes
thc shares at five hundred dollars each.
SENATE.-The following business was disposed
ol In this body yesterday and to-dafP An act to
establish a company under the name oft lue Mount
Pleasant and Sullivan's Island Ferry Companyjto
Incorporate thc Vigilant Fire Engine Company, or
Columbia; to Incorporate theWateree Fire Engine
Company, Xo. 2, or Camden, S. C.; to incorporate
the Winnsboro' Hook and Ladder Company, or
(he Town or Winnsboro'; to recharter Blythe's
Gap Turnpike Road; to earry Into effect the pro?
visions or thc constitution in relation to the rights
of married women; to Incorporate thc Deutscher
Artillerie Untcrstutzungs Verein; to designate the
officers by whom sales ordered by thc Courts or
Common Pleas, and judges thereof, and of the
Courts of Probate, shall be made, and for other
purposes; to Incorporate thc African Methodist
Episcopal Church in this State; to alter and amend
an act entitled "An act concerning thc office,
duties and liabilities or coroners; to incorporate
the Sisters of Our Lady or Mercy, or South Caro?
lin!, were ratified. Maxwell gave notice or his
intention to introduce a bill to incorporate a home
for invalid clergymen.
HorsK.-Thc following business was dispatch?
ed lu this body yesterday and to-day. Notices or
bills were given as follows: By Ezekiel, a bill to
incorporate thc Hickory Grove Baptist Church, or
the County or lleaufort; by Wells, a bill to extend
the time for the completion or the Port Royal
Railroad; by Suckles, a bill to incorporate Jones?
ville, in Union County; by Lomax, a bill to alter
or amend the charter or thc Town or Abbeville, S.
C.; by C. D, Hoyne, a bill to Incorporate a home
for invalid clergymen, or thc Town or Aiken; by
Wells, a bill to incorporate thc Union Mining Com?
pany; by Purvis, to license gambling L ?he State.
Ullis introduced: A lilli to extend the time for
thc completiou or the Cort Royal Railroad: Hau?
sier introduced a bill to incorporate the Randolph
Riflemen, of Charleston. S. C.; A. Smith intro?
duced the following resolution, which was adopt?
ed: Resolved, That thc Committee on Labor bc
instructed to report this day on a bill to provide
for thc better protection or laborer*, and for the
appointment or a commissioner or contracts in
each county of thc State. Rivers introduced a
bill to incorporate the Providence Baptist Church
or Hamburg, s. C. Haygood Introduced a bill to
authorize the formation or a company for thc
construction or a turnpike road through or near
Sassafras Gap, and known as Sassafras Gap Turn?
pike Company. Suckles introduced a bill to in?
corporate the town or Jonesville. Union County.
All or these bill? were read a first time and
A Senate bill to Incorporate the Winnsboro'
Baptist Church, or Fairfield County, was taken
up, read the second time, and ordered to bc en?
grossed for a third reading. L.
Thc Troubles iii France.
PARIS, January 22.
Two thousand infantry and six hundred cav
have arrived at La Crenzot.
An editor or the Marseillaise has boen arrested,
charged with aiding to foment the La Crenzot
Rochefort has been sentenced to six months'
imprisonment and three thousand rrancs flue.
Thc sentence docs not affect Rochefort's deputy
ship In thc Corps L?gislatif.
MADRID, January 22.
The Cortes hail a stormy session over the stu?
dents' manifestation. Rlvcro said he would sub
ject to thc action or tribunals all disturbers or the
peace, be they old or young; the country shall see
he is not speaking to the wind. He repeated, he
would castigate all disturbers or public order.
Thc Great Council.
Thc German bishops have resolved that unless
the number of members or the diocese ls consid?
ered in the votes or thc Council, they will return
home in a body. Their action caused much excite?
A petition against the excesses of laymen who
edit religious journals Is numerously signed by
Sentence of Rochefort.
PARIS, January 23.
Rochefort's sentence includes deprivation or
political rights, but does no: Interrere with his
position as deputy.
THE WRITING OX THE WALL.
ECONOMY AND EXTRAVAGANCE.
A RADICAL ARRAIGNS IIIS rARTi'.
A Bombshell among the Wasters of Pub
Tlie first crack In Hie political surface was
beard1 on Monday ! Thc sound will reverbe?
rate throughout thc country ! Thc talk on thc
avenue, In thc hotel corridors, in tho depart?
ment bureaus, and assuredly in the White
House, was about Congressman Dawes1 speech
on the League Island bill in thc House. When
he commenced, there was but a thin attend?
ance; but as rumor gave the tenor of his re?
marks, thc galleries and all available places
filled with listeners. The consternation in the
party was universal. The speech is regarded as
the boldest indication yet of a powerful and
determined "bolt" from the tyranny of the ex?
tremists, who nre pledged to "protection"1 of
reconstruction, to extravagance, corruption,
and a party rule more rigid than Thad. Stevens
himself would have dared to impose. It came
like a thunderbolt in thc midst of tile feeling
of quiet security among the Radicals that they
had hoodwinked the people on their vaunted
claim that the party had cut down che ex?
penses from tlie amount lt iiad reached under
A WARNIXO TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
The speech is regarded as thc protest from
thc minority, who perceive tlie danger menac?
ing Hie Republican party, against the scandal?
ous waste, jobbery, and profligacy in the de?
partments-notably that ol' thc navy-and the
countenance given by the Obstructionists in
Congress, who arc pushing the organization
headlong to political ruin. The more sagacious
Republicans have determined to stave off the
impending destruction, If possible, In deference
to the alarm everywhere exhibited in the
country at the vast increase, nearly fifty mil?
lions, according to Mr. Dawes' owu showing,
over thc appropriations.
A MORTAL BLOW.
Thc Washington correspondent of the Bos?
ton Post writes on Monday night that the blow
nt President Giant bj the comparison of ex?
penses with those under Andrew Johnson's
administration, tlie excess being twenty-eight
millions ol'dollars, was a mortal one. Already
the party chiefs are ruling Mr. Dawes out ol'
party favor; they accuse him of recreancy, call
fiiin traitor, and denounce him as in full com?
munion with the opposition. His defence of
Hoar was a pithy, but gallant one, and his owu
position at this moment is alike creditable and
honorable as Indicating uncommon courage and
an independence only too rare in the Republi?
can ranks. Rumors are rife of the resignation
of Secretary Robeson. The Pen nsyl vania dele?
gation is wrought to the highest pitch of rage,
and threaten Massachusetts with summary re?
taliation. Senator Sumner has been stalking
like a huge turkeycock from group lo group
endeavoring to harmonize matters, but was
pushed rudely out ol' the way by Judge Kelly,
who declares the bill shall go through at all
hazards. Mr. Dawes is indeed the lion ol' the
period, and is already considered fairly on the
course for thc next Presidency.
TUE SCENE IX TUE UOl'SE.
Almost thc first business undertaken after
the assembling of the House was'Hie consider?
ation of the bill for the transfer of the Phila?
delphia navy yard to League Island, lt was ex?
pected thal it would go through without any
.special ililliciilty. although there had been some
intimations that the Chairman of the Commit?
tee on Appropriations woidd oppose it. But
the blast (hat subsequently came was unex?
pected. Catching the eye of (lie Speaker, Mr.
Dawes, in a tranquil, easy and fluent manner,
began bis remarks.
MK. HAWES' SPEECU.
In the begiuulng, Mr. Dawes showed that
under this tneasnrc, If it could have been
forced through under thc previous question,
the secretary of the navy could sell three mil?
lions of the property at private sale, of the
Philadelphia navy yard, to whom he pleased,
when he pleased, and on what terms he pleas?
ed-the ouly obligation on him being that he
should obtain the approval of tho President,
who, from the nature of his duties, could pay
no personal attention to the proceedings. Mr.
Dawes questioned whether thc state of the
Treasury warranted the enhancing of expen?
ses, and called the attention of the House to
tlie estimates'furnished for navy yards during
the next fiscal year, as follows: Ports m o ti th.
N. H.. $577.000, against $50,000 last year ; Bos?
ton, $747,3-11. against: $100,000 lost year, ; New
York. $833,511, against $100,000 last year ;
Philadelphia, ?lll,?d?, against $25,000 last
year; Washington, ?551,775, against $50,000
last year ; Norfolk, $258,312, against $30,000 last
year. In short, the Secretary of the Navy pro?
posed, besides the IS00.000 lor League Isiand,
a total expenditure of $3,007,394, against $151,
000 last year.
The estimates did not inspire him with much
confidence, although the Secretary promised
to effect a saving ol'$2,000.000 in the article of
coal alone, which hail cost $100,000 for Hie lasl
two years. That was an achievement In
mal hematics which found a parallel one in thc
achievement of Hie Postmaster-General, whe
proposed to save $5,000,000 a year by the abo?
lition of the franking privilege, while the frank?
ed matter would not produce $200,000. He
thought if the two mathematicians who hud
prompted these two Secretaries could be
brought to light and set to work, I hey could
show that the public debt might be paid before
thc expiration ol' Hie administration. The book
of estimates for thu next year contained appro?
priations for public works to Hie amount ol
$*24,C!5,173. against appropriations for the same
objects last year of $5.403.000. The adinfnis
tratio.i of Andrew Johnson had been ac?
cused of profligacy in expenditures. Thc
people had tried il on that charge, and found
it guilty, and had taken from it the sceptre
ut power ami put it in thc hands of the Republi?
can party on its professions of economy in the
administration of Hie public service. Tlie peo?
ple intended lo hold them to their promises.
But what was the first evidence they put forth
to the country of theirdetermlnation to carry
out their pledges ? While he knew the ungra?
cious position he occupied, he proposed lc
speak plainly, but only tu his party friends in
tue House. ' He knew Hiere was not much
comfort to be derived from the wounds of a
friend. Andrew Johnson, in Hie last year ol
his administration, had estimated that he could
carry on Hie government for $303,000.000, and
[bot amonnt had been cut down over
What did their own administration estimate
that it would carry on tlie administration of
Hie government for a year for? Why, $311,
AX INCREASE OF OVER TWEXTY-KI?IIT MILLIONS
beyond thc amount required by Andrew John
soil, and an Increase of $49,028,537 over the
amount appropriated for the present year
[eoiniiiotioii arnon? thu Radicals, cheers from
thu Democrats]-but this included an error ol
over $7.ini0.imo in the footing up of the Post
office Department, which would reduce the in?
crease to $42.000.000; but he believed that not
entering into the estimate was a little sugar?
plum ot $800,000 for League Island; back of it.
also, were the Bay of Santana and tho Island
of Si. Thomas al $75,000,000 in gold, and back
of lr, too, were millions that would be added hy?
the Senate lo the appropriation bills as
they passed the House. [Sensation.] In
tliis House alone, if thc pledges of tlie Re?
publican party were to be redeemed, they
could have no aid either at. the other end of the
avenue or at the other end of the capitol, and he
put it to the representatives of the people,
whether they would inaugurate new public
works on thc broad estimate ol'$24,000,000. He
had ti right to complain of the oilier end ot tlie
avenue that, with all its professions of econo?
my, and with all the heraldry by telegraph
and otherwise of reduction, there was biit one
of those departments that did not estimate an
increase of expenditures over the appropria?
tion of last year; the exception was the poor,
unpopular Attorney-General. [Applause.] And
he hoped that it was not in consequence of
that remarkable trait in his character that it
was contemplated ut the other end of the capi?
tol to relieve him from further public service
and drive biin'into public life. [Great laughter
There was a new postofllce building in New
York, winch, report said, would cost $1,000,
OOO. and tho granite for which was estimated to
cost 31.500.000. Were they going on with such,
expenditures ? Were they going to put $3,000,
000 from the old Philadelphia navy yard and
$800,000 from the Treasury into League Island,
when they might as well walt five y^ars ?
Two things seemed to be desired; the reduc?
tion of the public debt by the administration,
and relief from thc burdens of taxation by this
House. [Applause by the Democrats.] Neith?
er of these things could be accomplished with?
out another thing which both overlooked-a
reduction of the expenditures. How was it pro?
posed at the other end of the avenue to pay the
public debt, unless the expenditures were
reduced? ["Hear," "hear," from the Demo?
crats.] How did thc House propose to relieve
the people aad the enterprise and capital of
the country from the burden of taxation under
which they were groaning, unless the expen?
ditures were reduced ? [Applause.] He would
tell his amiable friend from Maine (Mr. Peters)
who had emancipated himself from the case
about pennies, and who had gone off in a vain
search for dollars, on which he proposed to
economize [laughter,] that it was thc pennies
taken by taxation off the spikes, cordage and
rigging of the ships of Maine that made the
commerce of the country decline. [Sensa?
RISE ABOVE PARTT.
He called upon the members of tlie House to
stand by th.e Committee of Appropriations on
the pledge which it now gove to the country,
that it would cut down those, estimates below
the figures at which the country took the power
from Andrew Johnson's administration. In or?
der to do that, they must forego any private
interests and imasinary political gain In the lo?
calities by expenditure of money. [Sensation
and applause.] They must rise above those
considerations and look to general results, and
then the fingers of industry would again ap?
ply to their work, enterprise would gain
courage, the country would go on in pros?
perity and development, and the nation
would In the years that were to come build
navy yards at League Island and at New
London, amplify those at Boston and Ports?
mouth, and all over the country. [Applause.]
If that should be the policy, then there would
be a reduction of expenditure, so that thereby
the people might be relieved from the burdens
of taxation at one end of the avenue, and the
public debt might be paid at the other. It was
with this view, and because he believed it to
bc a test question, that he would vote to lay
the bill on the table, and would, on that mo?
tion, call the yeas and nays, so that the people
might know who would stand by the Commit?
tee on Appropriations In its attempts to cur?
tail the expenditures of government. [Ap?
THE EFFECT Di THE HOUSE.
A very marked degree of attention was paid
on both sides ol' the House to the speech of
the chairman of theXlommlttee on Appropria?
tions. The doctrines of prudence, economy
and care In the public expenditures were re?
ceived by the Conservatives in the most cor?
dial manner, and they repeatedly expressed
their satisfaction at the outspoken enthusiasm
and the courageous honesty of the gentleman
from Massachusetts as fully In accord with the
policy advocated by Democrats, not in Con?
gress alone, but throughout the country. At
the close ol the speech Mr. Dawes received
PEMBERTON"-BATES.-on Thursday evening,
January 20, at thc residence of thc bride's father,
by the Rev. Bishop W. M. Wightman, D. D., W. W.
PEMBERTON, of Charleston, S. C., and MART A.,
second daughter of Dr. R. W. Bates, of Orange
burg District. S. C. No cards. *
pa- THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
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