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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
C O L U M ? I A
i DVII. TIME IX BOTH JIOVSES.
Leslie Poui*s oat bis Wrath apon Thc
ISrECUL TELEGRAM TO TUE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Jaunary 25.
In the Senate resolutions ol' respect in me?
mory of thc late Judge Boozer was adopted.
Speeches were made bj Haves, Wright, Jillson,
Rainey and Corbin.
The bills to incorporate the Lexington and New
berry Railroad Company; to provide a home for
invalid clergymen, and to amend thc charter of
Manning, were read a first time.
Notice was given by Lnnney of a bill to rechar?
ter t lie Town of Tlmmonsville and by Rainey of a
bljjto amend an act fixing the salaries of certain
A resohjitTon to go into an election of au asso?
ciate justice of the Supreme Court at three o'clock
P-Jpwas adopted and sent to the Iiouse, which
tfjjod'y, considering this proceeding a deliberate
insult, immediately adjourned.
Senator, land commissioner, and once-upon-a
time Democrat C. P. Leslie, ma0.e a roaring and
tearing speech about TIIE CHARLESTON* NEWS and
Ute "red-hot" Democracy which it represents.
In the House, notice was given by James, of a
bill to prevent persons under a certain age from
Resolutions of condolence upon the death of
Judge BoozerJrere adopted, and eulogies were
delivered by Speaker Moses, and . Ransler and
The following bills were read a first time: To
incorporate the Union Mining Company; to make
an appropriation of five hundred thousand dol?
lars to purchase lands; to incorporate thc Hicko?
ry Grove Baptist Church, of Beaufort; to prohibit
taking of bail In murder cases; to amend the
charter of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Ransler presented the memorial of the South
Cai-oliua Institute, praying exemption from taxa?
A joint resolution tb authorize the State Treas?
urer to issue renewal stock certificates to the
executors of Maria Brisbane, was passed and sent
to the Senate.
The bill to Incorporate the Winnsboro' Baptist
Church was passed.
_; \ A DULL DAT.
THE LEGISLATURE UPON THE DEATH OF
PEXAXD AVA* PORTRAITS OF TUE COLORED
CAS DI DA TES FOR THE SUPREME DEXC1I.
[FROM OrR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, January 2*.
DEATH OF JUDGE BOOZER.
Yesterday Judge Lemuel Boozer died at
Camden, and his remains were brought to this
place carly this morning and carried to the resi?
dence of Mr. Scott, his son In-law, to remain until
the departure of the Charlotte, Columbia and Au?
gusta train, at 5 P. M.
The announcement of the death of thc judge
seemed to affect the Republicans herc considera?
bly and expressions of regret were heard on
every side; and before the meeting of the General
Assembly it was determined to adjourn imme?
diately after convening, as a mark of respect to
RESOLUTION'S 0? RESPECT.
After the usual formal prayer and reading or
thc journal was disposed of, thc following joint
resolutions were adopted by the Senate and
Resolved by the Senate, thc House of Represen?
tatives concurring, That as a mark of our esteem
and sorrow for the death of the Hon. Lemuel
Booler, formerly Lieutenant-Governor and Presi?
dent of the Senate, and late Judge of the Fifth
Circuit, both branches of thc General Assembly
do adjourn until to-morrow at 12M.; that the Dag
on the State Capitol bc placed at half-stair, and
that the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to drape
the desks of the President- of the Senate and
Speaker of the House of Representatives for thirty
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to re?
move from our midst our most beloved fellow
citizen. Judge and cx-Lleutcnant Governor of
South Carolina, Lemuel Boozer; and whereas,
his corpse ls awaiting transrer from the South
Caroliua Railroad to the Charlotte, Columbia aud
Augusta Railroad; therefore,
lie it resolved by the House of Representatives,
the Senate concurring. That this General Assem?
bly do adjourn, to meet again at 3 P. M.. for thc
purpose of escorting his remains from one depot
to the other.
Be it further resolved. That the sergeantsat
arms be instructed to place the flag at half staff
for forty-eight honi^, and that the members of
this General Assembly will wear the usual badge
On motion of C. D. Hayne, of thc House, Hayne,
Purvis, Wilder and Chesnut were appointed a
committee "to draft suitable preamble and reso?
lutions of respect and condolence relative to the
decease of the late Hon. L. Boozer, Judge of the
Fifth Circuit of South Carolina, and that said
committee report to-morrow at 1 P. M."
Botli bodies then adjourned.
THE REMAINS ESCORTED TO THE DEPOT.
At 3 o'clock a large number of thc senators and
members ?tssembled at the Capitol, and from
there went to the residence of Mr. Seo?. The
coffin was then placed in a hearse, which moved to
the depot of the Charlotte and Columbia Railroad,
followed by the senators and members. Arriving
at the depot the remains were plac*"". aboard of
the traiD, which Immediately moved off, carrying
all that was mortal of Lemuel Boozer to Lexing?
ton, to bc consigned to their last resting place.
Thc deceased was born in Lexington County
about the year 1810. Early in life he graduated
with high honors at the University of South Caro?
lina. Ile served for over tweuty years as a sena?
tor and member of the General Assembly. At
the close of tiie war he allied himself with thc Re?
publican party, and was elected Lieutenant-Gov?
ernor. He presided over thc Senate for a short
time, and resigned to accept the position of Judge
of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to which he was elect?
ed. He had been somewhat feeble for some time,
but was confined to his bed only a few days when
death overtook him.
When the election for associate justice will be
held ls not known. The delay has not beneflttcd
Whipper. Last week his success was beyond
doubt, but the delay has been taken advantage of
by the friends of Wright, and now thc vote
promises to be close. The friends of both are
confident of success and evince considerable feel?
ing, which is increased by the present hostile at?
titude of the House to the senator-Whipper rep?
resenting Beaufort in thc former, and Wright
the same county in the latter body. To-day the
Missionary Record (of which Cain, the "re
jigious senator," or "senator No. 2, from
Charleston," is editor,) was circulated and one
of its editorials upon "The Judgshlp-Whipper.
Wright, or who," created considerable comment
among the legislators, and especially poor Whip?
per's friends, because Cain unhesitatingly asserts
that Wright ls entitled to the justiceship, and con?
tends ttyat Whipper "has been amply rewarded by
the party. He ls the only colored man who has
received the distinguished honor of a position
wort li three thousand five hundred dollars a year,
as codifier of thc laws of the State, lie has been
honored with a prominent place in all thc legisla?
tive affairs of this State. He will HU the office of
codifier of thc laws for four years, which will give
him fourteen thousaud dollars. If he is not satis?
fied with that, then he is a very unreasonable
man. "Wc understand that he wants to hold on
to both positions, coditler and judge."
THE TWO CANDIDATES.
Wright is a colored man. who lisps and is al?
ways in a good humor. He speaks more, per?
haps, than any three of thc colored senators, and
generally very clearly. His influence with the
colored legislators is very great. He states that
he was born in Pennsylvania, and after graduat?
ing at the Lancasterian University, New York,
studied law for two years at Montrose, Susque?
hanna County, in Pennsylvania, and a little over
a year ac Wilkesbarre in the same State. He was
admitted to thc bar in Susquehanna County, be?
ing the flrst colored man admitted to practice in
Pennsylvania. Arter the "Union came in" Uown
South he was made by General Howard legal ad?
viser of the rreedmen or South Carolina.
William Whipper is also a colored man. While
popular, he does not enjoy so high a degree of
popularity as his rival; yet his chances ror the as?
sociate justiceship arc perhaps a little .better than
Wright's-doubtless because he is a member of
thc House, which of course on "joint ballot" has
an immense majority, and thc partisan feelings
of the members will make many of them vote for
him, who otherwise would support his opponent.
Whipper served in a Michigan regiment during
the war, and came into Charleston with "the
Union." He has, 1 am informed, made affidavit
before Magistrate Nash (colored senator from
Richland,) that lie had studied law for nine months
before the war. and thereupon was permitted to
practice in this State. As regards Whipper's
mental attainments. Wright ls his superior; yet
Whipper possesses a great amount of shrewdness,
which, coupled with an extraordinary degree or
persistence, would make him about equal with
Wright in any contest in thetr legal profession.
I have given a sketch of the two candidates as
they appear to me, who am forced to observe
them freqnently as they stand before the Senate
or House "representing the interest or their con?
stituents." They are now on the track, equally
matched; the goal-the associate?justiceship.
The signal for the start will soon be given, and
then may the Devil be clutching al the hindmost
until the question be decided, or at least long
enough to make thc race interesting, and insure
the prize to one of them. Then, assuredly can lt
be said that the justices of the Supreme Court
were elected without "distinction of race, color,
or previous condition."
Thc Senate Committee on Engrossed Pills re?
ported to-day that thc bill to revise, simplify and
abridge the rules, practice, and pleadings and
forms of the courts of this State had been cor?
rectly and duly engrossed, and was ready to re?
ceive Its third reading. This bill to do this and
^Jtat and the other included, is known as thc
"Code," which is a stapie joke up here. If it be
read regularly through and not skipped, as is
usually done with voluminous documents on
their ihinl reading, several hours will bc con?
sumed. It has yet to receive a first, second and
third reading in thc House. Its passage 'brough
that body will occupy about two w.;eks if not
LICENSE TOR 0ADDLING.
A bill with the above title was introduced in the
House last Saturday, lt provides, that after thc
passage or this act all gaines or chance, such as
raro, monte, roulette, languette, rouge-et-noir,
rondo, or a- - banking game played at cards,
dice, or any other device, whether the same bc
played for money, checks, credit, or any other
representative of value, there shall bc paid Into
the treasury or the county wherein such eames
arc played the following tariff of licenses, viz:
$400 quarterly for faro; $200 quarterly for caen
mid every other game of chance; that in all cases
a separate license must bc takeu out for each
game played on the premises; that gambling
without a license shall be punished by a tine of
not less than one thousand dollars or more than
three thousand, or by imprisonment in the coun?
ty jail for not less than three nor more than
rEDDI.ING AND UQCOB.
There ls considerable complaint among the peo?
ple of the State, especially from those living in
the upper counties, that there is a good deal or
peddling or liquors done; that parties have wag?
ons containing one or more barrels of liquor,
which they drive from plantation to plantation,
retailing their poison to white and black alike.
Lately several petitions have been sent to thc
General Assembly requesting it to take some steps
to abolish this nuisance. These petitions occa?
sioned the introduction in thc Senate to-day of
a bill (by Wright) to "abolish peddling of liquors."
It provides that on and after the passage of thc
act lt shall not bc lawful for any person or per
sous to peddle ardent spirits In any county In this
State; that any person violating the provisions of
this act shall Ire declared guilty ol' a misdemean?
or and subject to a linc of not less than one
thousand nor more than two thousand dollars,
and in d?faille of such linc to bc imprisoned
iu the penitentiary for not less than three nor
more than six years; that one-hair of thc linc
shall go to thc informer and tho other half be paid
into the treasury of the couniy wherein thc of?
fence may have been committed.
The Senate to-day passed thc House resolution
to adjourn sine die on the flrst day of March. I
do not think that it will be possible for theAssem- j
bly to finish the work already commenced by
that time. Doubtless, when the flrst or March
approaches, a resolution to adjourn a few days
later will be adopted.
Colonel D. Wyatt Aiken, secretary and treas?
urer of the South Carolina Agricultural and Me?
chanical Society, arrived to-night, having come
to attend a meeting or the Executive Committee
or the society, to be held to-morrow night.
When the United States flag on the Statehouse
was hoisted at half-staff to day, as a mark of re?
spect to the memory or Judge Boozer, it was
"union down." In this way it hung some time,
until it?ras noticed by a man who knew that for
a flag to bc in that position meant, not respect,
but "mutiny," and knowing that there was no?
thing of the kind going on at the capitol, went
there and had the "Union" reversed. L.
PALL PRY ia Charleston. Look out !
HORACE GREELEY AXD COXGRESS.
NEW YORK, January 25.
To-days Tribune say's: Thc House has adopted
the Senate's previous action on thc Virginia bill
without ameudmen'. The terms at length on which
Virginia is to be admitted, were yesterday set forth
in our columns and may be found again to-day
embodied in the report of thc proceedings. We
do not need to repeat that we deeply regret the
result finally attained, at thc end of these weary
weeks or debate and recrimination. Congress
prescribed certain terras for the admission of
Virginia: the State complied to the full with these
terras. Congress now prescribes arrcsh terms.
This is punishing the treason of Virginia in 1861
by bad faith on thc part of Congress in 1870. We
do not believe such a course to be statesmanship
or even sound party policy, and aggravating as ls
the wrong done Virginia, ive believe she will
suffer less from it in the end than will the party
that has wrought ir.
A RAlfICAL LEGISLATURE.
NEW ORLEANS, January 25.
In the House, to-day, Lowell charged mem?
bers with htving been paid for their votes on thc
Chattanooga Railroad bill. A frightful scene ot
disorder followed. A score of persons were ad?
dressing the chair and Lowell at the same mo?
ment, gesticulating and sho. ng.
TUE SOUTH CAltOLIXA ELECTIOXS.
Mr. Simpson Declared Entitled to lils
THE VOTE RECONSIDERED^
FINAL ACTION OF THE HOUSE
A DESPERATE PARTY FIGHT.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON*, January 25.
The House spent the entire day in debating
the report of the Committee on Elections in the
contested election case of Wallace, (Radical,;
against Simpson, (Democrat,) from thc Fourth
Congressional District of South Carolina.
At one time it was decided by a vote of 103 to
73 that Simpson had a prima facie title to his
seat, but, in conserjuencc or the severe lighting
and desperate efforts of the leading Radicals, this
vote was reconsidered, and the prima facie re?
port of thc Committee on Elections laid on thc
This leaves the case open to contest on its mer?
its, but, pending the Anal decision of the House,
deprives Simpson oy-Jsseat.
Thc scene in the Hotfse during tiie debate, and
when the Anal vote was taken, was among the
most exciting ever witnessed during the consec?
ration of a contested election.
[FROM TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON. January 25.
To-day in the case of Wallace vs. Simpson
the action of the House Indicated clearly a deter
mlnation to refuse scats to minority candidates
where the majority candidates at e Ineligible. This
ls the first time the House 1 a* snubbed its Election
Committee. They reported in favor of Wallace.
Simpson could not take the oath. Thc House vo?
ted, by one hundred ami three lo seventy-three,
"that neither claimant for the Fourth South Car?
olina District seat ts cutiilcd to admission,1'but
after much confusion aud some excitement thc
whole matter was tabled and recommitted to the
Election Committee for an examination 0:1 Hs
merits. The evening session is for debate ouly.
[FROM TUE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON*, january 2*.
Thc weather continues very tljick.
O. B. Luck, of thc Spottswood Hotel, is hero to
invite Prince Arthur, on behalf of thc citizens or
Richmond, to pay a visit to that city. Mr. Luck
visited Mr. Thornton, and was Informed that the
Prince would go no run lier South now, but would
probably visit the South berure returning to Eu?
Thc Virginia bill is engrossed, and ls now in thc
Senate awaiting Colfax*? signature. ImmcU?aiciy
on its return lt will go to the President.
Virginia's admission will certainly be completed
to-day, and if thc President's approval be return?
ed iu time, several of the Virginia representa?
tives will be scated to day.
Thc Virginia representatives will bc admitted
on taking thc usual oath. Wiih the exception of
Porter, Segar, Booker and McKenzie, whose cases
are held ror further consideration.
Thc Virginia seuators not being here no action
has been taken regarding them.
LATER.-Revenue to-day six hundred ami forty
thrce thousand dollars.
Coln in thc Treasury fifty-four million, coin
certlflcjites iirty million, currency live million
Thc debt statement will show but a slight de?
Thc President has nominated Francis Siegel as
assessor ror the Sixth New York District; Joseph
H. Blackburn, marshal for Middle Tennessee.
The Ways and Means Commit tee nave voted on
admitting coal duty free. The vote stood : Ayes,
Hoper, Allison, Maynard, Brooks, 5; nays, Kelly,
McCarthy, Blair, Sehenck, 4. lt is apprehended
that Maynard will change his vote.
No more lift y cent fractional currency will be
issued, on account of counterfeits. Thc Treasury
ls preparing a new desigu. Thc government
sells ?ne m"'ion coin to-morrow, and buys one
The Virginia senators will bc sworn in upon re?
ceipt or the President's approval or thc bill, unless
some senator object, 0/ which there is no present
prospect, when tlie credentials go to Hie Commit?
tee on Elect lous.
Thc Committee will hear Segar to-morrow on
his claim to a scat as a representative from Vir?
ginia at large.
It ls expected that thc President will inform
Congress early to-morrow ol his approval of thc
ThcDarien Canal survey ixpedilion expenses
will be paid from thc appropriation of forty thou?
sand dollars made In ls?O.
Thc House ls discussing League Island.
In the Senate California whiskey itt the subject
Robertson presented a huge bill removing in?
LATER. -TIIC League Island bill was discussed
at gren length.
Thc bill dedicating thc agricultural lands of Cal?
ifornia to homestead and r?demption purposes,
The Secretary of War asked about the condi?
tion of thc Nashville and Decatur Railroad Com?
The bill giving General Mower's willow a pen?
sion of fifty dollars per month, meeting with ob?
jection, wns withdrawn.
In the Senate the morning hour was occupied
with the California whiskey seizures. There was
110 aclu m.
Thc consideration of Sherman's currency and
gold note bill was resumed.
Sumner called for Ute reading of the bill, and
offered lt as a substitute.
Sherman sahl Sumner's was a funding bill, and
had no pertinence to thc matter under considera?
tion: that proposed by Sumner was under con?
sideration of the Finance Committee.
The discussion was continued to thc adjourn?
RICHMOND. January 2">.
A sainte ol one hundred guns were Omi in
thc park at noon, in honor or Hie admission or
Several thousand persons were present, two
thirds or whom were colored.
National flags were raised on the customhouse
Governor Walker spoke a few minutes, congra?
tulating Hie people and predicting a glorious fu?
ture Tor Virginia.
A colored Conservative and a number or color?
ed Republicans made political .speeches, the bur?
den or thc latter's being that if thc Slate did not
follow the spirit or the Reconstruction acts, she
would be put back as a territory.
LATER.-Arter thc occurrence stated in the
noon dispatch, relative to Hie admission or thc
State, the colored people organized a political
meetiug and kept up speeches till night, when
they adjourned with cheers Tor thc admission or
the State. Thc guns used to-day were the same
which were used in saluting the Mag when the
United States troops occupied the city in 1SG5.
The officer commanding wa3 a native or Rich?
The weather herc ha? been so warm for a week
that trees are leafing.
E Ult Ol' E.
Thc Spanish Cortes.
MADRID, January 25.
The vote in tho Cortes excluding; the Bour?
bons forever rrom the throne, was-ayes 3S, nays
End of thc Strike,
PAR?S, Janunry 25.
nie strike at La Creusot has ended.
TUE GRAXTS AXD TUE GOLD ItlXG.
DAMNING TESTIMONY OF JAY GOULD AND
HOW MRS. GRANT MAKES JPIN-MOXEY,
THE PRESIDENT GROWS NERVOUS,
AC, &.C, Ac.
Thc Washington correspondent of tho Balti?
more Sun, writing on Sunday, sends that
paper a full report of the evidence given by
Jay Gould and Janies Fisk, Jr., before thc
House Committee on Bnnking and Currency
on the previous day. This evidence, in ils
main points, was published in our special tele?
grams on Monday :
GOULD AND FISK
commenced operations on the 15th of June.
ISO, when President Grant was on board the
Sound steamer ot Fisk <fc Gould, on his way to
thc Boston Jubilee. The President attended a
dinner at which seven others were present,
and the conversation turned upon finances,
"and it appeared." said Fisk, "to our astonish?
ment, that Grant was studying linaneial mat?
ters, and that he Intended to rule them in his
administration ; and wo were still more
surprised when we discovered that he
was on thc road to specie payments,
for it struck us like a dash of cold
water." Mr. Gould at once proceeded
to argue to thc President that It was bad
policy to put gold down In thc fall-that, wit li
Lcold at twenty, the crops would not be moved,
thc policy of Secretary Mcculloch was refer?
red to as having been the true one In that par?
ticular, as he always kept gold high in the
fall to give thc West a good price for its crops.
To this thc President replied: "Well, gentle?
men, we might as well prick the bubble now,
for it has got to be done some time." This was
all that took place then, and thc President was
not sounded again until he appeared at Long
Brandi in July, when lie did not seem to care
to talk further wi the subject.
, MARINO UP TO CORBIN.
In thc meantime far. Gould had become ac?
quainted with thc President's brother-in-law,
Mr. Abel R. Corbin, and they frequently talked
over the effect'.ot the decline of gold" on the
business of tile country, and both agreed that
no mau was then making a dollar in legitimate
trade, and that it would grow worse as gold
declined. Corbin believed with Gould thai if
this theory were correctly represented to Hie
President and Secretary Uoutwell, it might in?
duce a change. Accordingly Mr. Gould wrote
10 Mr. Uoutwell, and received a reply which
did not indicate what the government
would do in financial mailers. This was
the last of July, and tirani was then
un his way io Newport on board of Fisk &
Co.'? steamer. Gould wrote a letter lo Hie
President stating that lie had in formal hm that
three hundred vessels were then on the way
to Liverpool from Meditcrrannan ports, en?
gaged lo move I he crops in Europe. Gold
was then 3:i and 34 In New York, and in send?
ing this letter to the President by Ur. Fisk,
Gould requested the latter to say* to Grant
that if thc government would decide not to
sell gold, the price could bo put up in the mar?
ket, the crops could be moved by rail to New
York, and thence by water lo European mar?
kets, and that business would thrive again.
Fisk says lie hail a lurg conversation with
Grant to this effect, and the result was thal
the President wrote to Bout well; but we learn?
ed subsequently that the latter liad made no
WHY BUTTERFIELD WAS APPOINTED.
The witnesses then detailed how. through
Corbin's influence, General Butterfield was
matte assistant treasurer at New York, lt
was flrst intended to make Calderwood (Cor?
bin's son-in-law) the assistant treasurer, but
11 was opposed on the ground of relationship,
and Butterfield was put In. This appointment
continued lo Gould Corbin's influence with
Grant, and they both talked over frequently
the financial situation. Corbin said gold ought
lo be higher, and he believed it could bc put
iq), and money made out of thc transaction.
Havinggot Butterfield in the proper office,
Corbin said bc had conceived tile idea of con?
trolling the government on the gold question.
Gould says that Corbin commenced at once to
interview Grant, and that he (Gould) after
wards interviewed Corbin. The latter reported
thal he could regulate Grant, and on these as?
surances the first, transaction was made.
JIKS. GRANT'S PIX-MOXEV.
Gould testifies that ho bought two millions
ami a half of gold at 37. Half ii million was
for .Mrs. Grant, half a million for General Por?
ter, private secretary lo the President, andi
the rest was divided between Corbin and
Gould. Fisk testifies that Corbin told him that
Mr.?. Grant's sold had been sold out and netted
a profit of 82S,UOO, which had been remitted lo
her at Washington. This was In the beginning
of September." and ll appears from the evi?
dence that Fisk did not step itito the specula?
tion until then, when Gould introduced him to
Corbin by letter, which was followed by a
three hours'-interview. Corbin said on ibis
occasion to Fisk I hat everything was.fixed:
that the understanding with (?rant was per?
fect; that no gold was to be sold by the govern?
ment and that no uneasiness need be felt, and
that Fisk could go on and buy. The latter
says he was Inclined io doubt Corbin's state?
ment, at tirst, but he was so explicit in
his details and positive of thc results,
that lie finally believed all he said. Corbin
repeated: "I am right behind thc throne.
Give yourself no uneasiness."
THE PRESIDENT IX THE R1XG.
About September 15 Corbin applied to Fisk
and Gould for a trustworthy, confidential man
to take a letter In great haste to tho President,
who was then at Washington. Pennsylvania,
and to telegraph instantly back what, thc Pres?
ident said. w. 0. Chapin was the mau se?
lected. He received the letter from Corbin at
(! A. M., and started for that place, reaching
the house where Grant was staying at 7 A. M.
the next day. He sent up a card, "W. o. Cha?
pin, from Mr. Corbin,*' and Hie President
came down at once, and, receiving the letter,
partially read it, went out of the room, and iii
about fifteen minutes returned, and said
to Mr. Chap?n, "It Is all right." Fisk
testilies that soon thereafter they re?
ceived a telegram from Chapin saying,
"Letter delivered. All right." This was
tlie Wednesday preceding the Friday of thc
panic. The next day (Thursday) Corbin was
interviewed, and said to Fisk, "All is now
rigid. That letter lias clinched it." Fisk and
Gould then say that on that state ol' facts, that
the government would not interfere, the after?
noon of that Thursday they went into Wall
street and commenced to buy gold. When
they commenced gold was 3?'?, and before dark
it was 41. Fisk interpolates here an account ol'
of Hie dinner given by members of thc Union
League to Secretary Bothwell, in New York,
on this very afternoon, at which he says the
bears failed to get any financial information,
which caused a split in their ranks and com?
pelled them to commence to cover their
"shorts," thereby adding to the general influ?
ence that was sending gold upward. This was
incidentally, he adds, a part ol' tho combina?
BLACK F RI DAT.
On Friday morning-known as the dark Fri?
day-Fisk testifies that Gould and himself re?
appeared in Wall street, and that William Hel?
den, a banker, came to Hiern and said he had
heard that gold was going still higher; that
Fisk and others were buying, and that to get
in thc pool he would give Fisk a letter-which
was read to the committee-authorizing him
lo buy and sell, and that he would stand Hie
profit and loss. One Albert Speyer, who has
been examined, was Belden's broker. Speyer
was at once sent to the gold room to buy. and
fourni gold had risen to 43. He tilled ids or?
ders and came back, and said he believed ile
would "buy some on his own hook." Fisk
says he told him that the thing was begin?
ning lo look scarce, and if he wanted some
of il Hie quicker he got some of it the better !
[There was great laughter in the committee
room at thc manner in which the witness rc
lated this.] When Speyer sot back to the gold
room he found great excitement, and partici?
pating in it himself, he bought all thc way lo
1G0, being one ol'those kiud of men, said Fisk,
that ho believed if gold rose to 1(J0 in three
minutes, that it would go to 300 in an hour.
While this was going on in New York the wit?
nesses state that they learned that Secretary
Boutwell was closeted with President Gruntin
Washington aL 10:30 A.M., and about ll::i0ov.or
came an order from the Secretary to General
Butterfield to sell four millions of government
gold. The llrst they knew of this was when
this man Speyer came luto the back office of
Heath A Co., hatless and with his shirt collar
torn off, shouting in a frenzy of excitement,
"Mein Gott, Mein Gott, the whole thing Is play
out. Boutwell has sold four millions, and I
gots fifty millions at CO !"
The witnesses detail how they left the street
by the back door, fearing violence In the ex?
citement, and got up town, where Fisk at once
saw Corbin for an explanation ol'this sudden
action of the government, addressing him
Unis: " This is a d-d pretty Job your have set
" What situation arc you in?" inquired Cor?
Fisk answered: "We can't tell yet. We may
all be ruined; wc don't know."
Mr. Corbin answered: "There must bc some
mistake. Our arrangements were explicit, and
Boutwell must have sold gold contrary to
Later in the evening of thc same day, at
another interview, Corbin said he and his* wife
would go at once to Washington and have thc
sale of gold withdrawn. Mrs. Corbin said she
had received a letter from Mrs. Grant saying
that she wished "the speculation was over, as
it made her husband nervous."
This was the last that Gould and Fisk saw of
Corbin. Jay Gould testifies that Assistant
Treasurer Butterfield was IB the speculation,
and that lie (Gould) was carrying gold lor bim
at the time.
At the close of Fisk's statement, thc chair?
man of the committee said : "Are you able to
state of your own knowledge if any govern?
ment official was engaged In this transaction?"
Fisk answered : "I am under oath, and I have
stated exactly to Hie committee what connec?
tion any government official had with it. I
have stated to you thc precise orficcs in which
6rant figured, and I understood it on the in?
formation derived from Mr. and Mrs. Corbin."
In concluding, Mr. Fisk asked the commit?
tee to summon Corbin, Mrs. Corbin and Mrs.
Grant, and submitted that the Erle Railroad,
New York Central and Atlantic, and Great
Western were doing a very poor business,
paving to the"fall in prices caused by the de?
cline in gold-facts, they maintain, that Justify
their position last spring ou this financial ques?
PATO Pnv in Charleston. Look out !
AU About thc State.
T1IK SATAXXAII DRY POCK.
Thc Republican says that this work is pro?
gressing very satisfactorily. It is entirely dif?
ferent from Hie floating "dry dock which was
in uso before Hie war, aiid Hs capacity is sulli
cient for tho largest vessel that can go Into
Savannah. The spot selected for lt is a creek
which formerly flowed from Hie centre of
TUB POLITICAL SITUATION.
Hie Atlanta correspondent of the Constitu?
tionalist says: "Bets are offered to-day thal
lu four days' time Joshua Hill will be our Pro?
visional Governor; but the conviction is being
slowly forced upon thc mind of Hie public here
that we are lo expect nothing from vacillating
Grant and a Radical Congress; also that Bul?
lock asserts that Hie Legislature will not be
organized in ten days."
A special to the same paper, dated on Mon?
day night, says: The House met at 12 M., when
an order was read from thu Great Provisional,
proroguing ifs session lo 10 o'clock to-morrow.
The order was attempted to be bolstered by
the threadbare reason of the necessity of await?
ing decision in the cases of members charged
as being ineligible. A new plea was also put
in-the absence of several Radical members,
whoso presence was necessary to the success
of Bullock's designs. Bullock said his opinion
was, that thc House.would organize to-mor?
row. Terry, as heretofore, endorsed the
A telegram of thc same date to the Chroni?
cle and Sentinel says:
The board of inquiry has probably reserved
its decision in order to hear Hoar's opinion on
tho subject of Hie oath. The board and de?
fence have been hard at work all day to-day.
It is rumored, however, that the decision of
the board will be that none of the members
aro ineligible. Three of the cases against the
members have been abandonded by the prose?
cution. The Constitution has a special dis?
patch from Washington which states that, it is
believed there General Huger will be made
Provisional Governor of Georgia, and that Hie
President stated to Treasurer Angler that the
validity of thc election ot Senators Hill and
Miller will be recognized. Tho military board
is engaged to-night In finishing its report to
General Terry on thc eligibility ol' the mem?
bers who have been brought before lt.
WAIT FOR MAS' BULLOCK. "**
An Augusta paper is Informed that a gentle?
man connected with thc Port Royal railroad had
Monday secured live or six negroes, and was
accompanying them to their labors on tho line
of the road. The railroad party were met and
Interviewed by a strapping buck negro, who,
ascertaining the destination of bis colored
brethren, remarked that they had belter re?
llim to thc city and wait a day, until they
heard from "Mas' Bullock." And they re?
Tiie City Council of Augusta has made nn ap?
propriation of $300 to purchase prizes to be
contested for at the approaching semi-annual
celebration on the 2*id proximo. In con?
formity willi the request of Chief Engi?
neer Bryson, his Honor Mayor Allen appoint?
ed Aldermen Hlsell, Stovull, . Houghton and
Rogers, as a committee from the City Council,
to act in conjuctlon with the Board of Judges
lor thc award of prizes at Hie approaching con?
BORNEO TO DEATH.
Mrs. Mary Langston, who lives near Thomp?
son, on the Georgia Railroad, was burned to
death on Sunday morning, lt seems that Mrs.
Langston hart been left alone In her house, her
son-in-law and daughter having gone to church,
leaving no white person on the premises. Her
clothes accidentally caught fire, il is presumed,
when she rushed Into thc yard, her alarming
cries arresting thc attention of some negroes on
thc premises, who went promptly to her as?
sistance. When they reached the yard, a most
horrid spectacle met their sight. Thc unfortu?
nate lady was lying upon the ground, her
clothing almost entirely burned from her body,
and her flesh literally roasted by the fiery
monster. Life not being extinct, the sufferer
was taken up, her children summoned from
church, medical attention secured, and every?
thing possible done to alleviate her excruciat?
ing sufferings. So serious, however, were thc
injuries sustained, that she lived bul a few
K. K. K.
A colored man in Burke County stole $35
and a pistol and fled to Augusta, where lie was
caught by Sears, tho colored man whom he had
robbed. Sears arrested the thief, gave him
thirly-flve lashes aud " made friends."
TUE POUND OF GEORGIA.
Thc Chronicle and Sentinel's latest advices'
from Warren County represent that the reign
of terror inaugurated in that county has ex?
tended into Tuliufcrro and Glascock. "Two men
named Meadows, in the llrst named county
have been arrested. A good many horses for
the use of Terry's infantry have been Impressed
at and around Barnett's Station, on thc Geor?
gia Railroad. Messrs. Hill and Ivy were to
have been examined Friday, on the charge or
being accessory to the killing of the assassin
Dornen. General Terry luis refused to admit
to bail any persons arrested on a capital charge.
Thc Chronicle says it has been decided to re?
move Judge Andrews from office and appoint
Boyd, of Lincoln County, a farmer by profes?
sion and son-in-law of James H. McWhorter.
Tiie counties under martial law are all in
Judge Andrews' circuit.
PAUL PRY in Charleston. Look out !
-The " supes" of the London pantomimes
complain that drapers' clerks, who offer their
services for.nothing, have driven them o it ol'
employment this year.
TUE SECRETS OE HE A. VT ir.
NEWEST MACHINERY FOR MANUFACTURING
How to Improve the Fnce, Figure,
Zilmbs, Complexion, and Hair-Cos?
metics and Rouge-Garters Injurious
to thc Shape of thc Leg-Hair Dyes?
Two Philadelphia doctors, Messrs. D. G.
Brinton and Geo. H. Napheys, have united in
Hie production of a book on "Personal Beau?
ty, How to Cultivate and Preserve it in ac
cordanco'-with thc^Laws of Health." (\V. J.
Holland.) They have succeeded in gathering
a number of important maxims on thc sub?
ject, interspersed with more or less Interest?
ing anecdotes, and have made altogether a
volume of much value to the students of beau?
ty. We will give our readers what is most re?
markable in this mine of wisdom:
PROI'OIITIOXS OF A BEAUTIFUL B0DT. *
Thc height should be exactly equal to thc
distance between the tips of thc middle fin?
gere of cither hand when the arms are fully
extended. Ten times thc length of the hand,
or seven and a half times the length of the
foot, or live times tile diameter of The chest
from one armpit to tho-other, should also each
give Hie height of the whole body. The dis?
tance from tho junction of tito thighs to thc
ground should bc Hie same as from that point
to the crown of Hie head. Thc knee should
be precisely midway between thc same point
and Hie bottom of thc heel. The distance
from Hie elbow to the tip of the middle finger
should be thc same as from the elbow to the
middle line of thc breast. From the top of
Hie head to the level of Hie chin should bc Hie
same as from thc level of the chin to that of
the armpits, and from the heel to thc toe.
HANDSOME SHOULDERS-SOFT PADDING!
A want of symmetry in thc shoulders Is very
common among those who write or paint stead?
ily. Tlie right shoulder usually becomes high?
er, and the bones more prominent. These
persons should practice daily and regularly sit?
ting with the left shoulder elevated and the
right depressed. They should avoid low-neck?
ed dresses, and on state occasions conceal the
thc lack of uniformity by a soft padding.. A
course of calisthenics ls also of great service.
TON'T OET TOO FAT.
In regard to obesity and leanness, the Bant?
ing system of diet i's explained and recom?
mended, but with caution. It seems that cor?
pulence is often a protection thrown out by
thc system against some threatening disease.
If the corpulence is then successfully attacked,
the victory may cost the person her life. A
case is recorded by Dr. Maccary where an
obese child was reduced in flesh, butrbecame
ever aller subjjet to epileptic fits. A number
of instances have been recently published in
medical journals, where ladles have brought
on fatal disease of the kidneys by a too deter?
minate and unwise reduction of their weight.
case came recently under our own notice,
where a young lady weighing nearly two hun?
dred pounds entered upon the reduction of lier
size with great zeal, but little discretion. She
succeeded, but developed in Hie process the
seeds of hereditary consumption ol the lungs.
In some persons Hie hair grows down upon
Hie forehead, destroying Its contour and beau?
ty. This may be remedied by carefully remov?
ing Hie hairs, which are generally thin and
'lliie, by one of Hie depilatories to bc mention?
ed hereafter. Charlotte Bremer, In her Ufo of
her sister, Frederica Bremer, relates that this
was one of the girlish troubles of thc gifted au?
thoress, and her mother often regretted the
disfigurement. One day Frederica cut off thc
hair around her forehead with Hie scissors.
Her motlier, not at once perceiving what she
had been about, remarked in the course of thc
day, "Why, Frederica, your forehead is not so
low aller all. " This delighted her daughter,
but soon Hie hairs commenced to reappear, stiff
and bristly. But with heroic perseverance,
Frederica pulled Hiern out, one after another,
with a pair of tweezers, until she had achieved
that fine high forehead, which those who saw
her in her visit to this country may remem?
PAIXTIXG OUT BLACk ETES.
Many a lady is disgusted with herself after a
night at a ballroom or some unusual watching,
to lind a dark blue line beneath her eyes, the
sure indication of excessive excitement of Hie
system. In London and Paris, where wild
young clerks arc apt to acquire a black eye
occasionally in their nocturnal rambles, which
might cost them their position if Hie head of
their houses were to notice it, there is a class
of artists whose avocation it is to conceal thu
trace of such untoward accidents. For minor
discolorations snell as we arc now speaking of,
they employ the following method: Take a lit?
tle precipitated French chalk in Impalpable
powder, rub it on Hie part, and gently blow or
dust off the loose particles. Then apply a little
of Hie same powder very slightly tinted with
carmine, dusting in Hie same manner. Clear
the edges of the eyelashes with a pencil, and
tone down the outer margin of thc dusted por?
tion, so that it insensibly merges into thc sur?
REMODELLING THE XOSE.
Dr. Cid, an inventive surgeon of Paris,
noticed that elderly people, who for a long
lime have worn eyeglasses supported on thc
nose hy a spring, are apt to hare this organ long
and thin. This he attributes to the compres?
sion which Hie spring exerts on thc arteries
bv which thc nose is nourished. Thc idea oc?
curred to him that the hint should bc made
useful. Not long afterward a young lady of
tiiteen years consulted him, to see if he could
restore to moderate dimensions her nose,
which was large, fleshy and unsightly. The
trait, lie found, was hereditary in her family,
as lier mother and sister were similarly afflict?
ed. This was discouraging, as hereditary pe?
culiarities arc partlculary obstinate, but Hie
doctor determined to try his method. He
took exact measurements, and had constructed
for her a "/ime/fe pince-nez," a spring and
pad for compressing the artery, which she
wore at night, and whenever she conveniently
could in the daytime. In three weeks a con?
solatory diminution was evident, and in three
months Hie young lady was quite satisfied with
the Improvement in her features.
WHERE TO WEAH GARTERS.
A handsome leg ls a rarity, wc had almost
said an impossibility, among American wo?
men. The reason of this is the place where
they wear their carters. No French woman,
no English woman of -cultivation, nowadays
wears lier garter below Hie knee. It is ruin?
ous to the shape of thc calf. More than this,
it has serious consequences of another kind.
The principal vein of the leg (raia saphena
brevis) runs Just beneath the skin, until it
nearly readies the knee, when it sinks be?
tween Hie muscles. Now if this is restricted
at its largest part by a tight garter, the blood
ls checked in its return to the heart, Hie feet
are easily chilled, and more liable to disease,
the oilier veins of Hie legs are-^yollen into
hard, blue knots, become varicose&gs it is
called, and often break, forming obstinate ul?
cers. This is a picture which a physician sees
nearly every day. With the garter fastened
above the knee ali this pain and deformity is
avoided, lint it is still belter to wear no garter
at all, and suspend the stocking by tapes to a
belt around Hie waist. In this case, however,
a well-fitting stocking is needed.
ROUGE-KN AM EL LI NU.
A whole chapter is devoted to thc subject of
giving au artificial bloom to thc checks. The
word rouge in French simply means red, and
is applied to a great variety ot products having
this color. That, however, which is put up
and sold for thc complexion, is generali}-, and
should be always, derived from one or two
sources: either from cochineal, a small bug
found on the leaves of the cactus plant in Brazil,
which yields carmine, or from thc familiar
plant known as the "dyer's saffron," or saf?
flower, which furnishes carthamine. The lat?
ter is called rowje-v?rj?i?le. A cheap, inferior,
and injurious article is prepared from vermil?
ion, which ls a form of mercury, and should bc
avoided. Besides rouge, a blue coloring mat?
ter is employed to indicate the veins. "En?
amelling" is explained to be nothing more than
a skilful painting ol' the taco, often done with
injurious substances. Wrinkles are lilied up
with a paste, and Hie pigments then laid-on by
WHEN TO CUT TUE HAIR.
Thc growth of the hair in a healthy scalp is
from eiglit lo ten inches a year. Its rapidity is
not the same at all times. A German writer
who luis given great attcntiou to this small
maller (ll, lliuueu, any ui mi- u|niauviu vsaw
ture should be called small,) has found that it
grows faster in the daytime than at night, and
in the summer than winter. There is a com?
mon notion that the increase is also more
marked in thc first half of the lunar month,
and there are not wanting men of science wno
have endorsed this belief. "Who does not
know by his own experiefiS?;? confidently
says the Abbe Toaldo in his Saggio Meteoroid
glco, "that the hair and nails grow laster after
the new than after the full moon ? To which
question most physicians coolly reply that no?
body knows it. As it is a matter of one's own
experience, we recommend every one who ls
curious about lt to observe for himself, and
makeup his own mind irrespective of the
agreement of doctors.
DANGEROUS HAIR DYES.
Vast quantities of sugar of lead have been
used of late years for a dye. It ls usually com?
pounded with glycerine, water, flower of
sulphur, and some aromatic and coloring sub?
stances. This is the composition of nine ont
of ten of the hair restorers, hair tonics, and
hair washes, so loudly advertised all over the
country, ho doubt the lead and sulphur do
darken the hair, but tiie color they yield is a
dirty brown, not at all natural or pleasing.
This is not all. We must condemn this mix?
ture, or any mixture for this purpose contain?
ing lead, as dangerous to health and Hie.
Several cases have occurred within the last
year or two. where lead palsy, lead colic, and
fatal poisoning, were caused by the use 01 just
such hair dyes. Tery recently a physician of
Davenport, Iowa, who for four years had em?
ployed a lead dye for his hair and beard, per?
ished with all the symptoms of lead poison.
A chemical examination proved that the metal
had been absorbed by the skin, and was pres?
ent in his internal organs.
A few years ago an absurd clamor was raised
by some sensational papers about the alleged
discovery of minute ova- tfnlts, in plain
terms-on thc hair sold for chignons. It was
asserted that any ono who wore them exposed
her head to the Invasion of very unwelcome
guests of the insect kind. Small masses called
gregarines were pointed out on some hair as
these pretended ova. There was not a word
of scientific truth in all this. The methods
employed to prepare hair for market will cer?
tainly clean it thoroughly from all such Impa?
rities, and the gregarines, when examined by
competent mlcrosceplsts, turn out to be noth?
ing but very minute fungi, entirely harmless
to the skin, and also very rarely met with on
false hair of any kind.
SUMMARY OP ADVICE TO A WOMAN WHO WISHES
TO BE BEAUTIFUL. . .
First, let her correcter bad habits, if she
has any, of carriage, of expression, of want of
cleanliness, of false modes of dress, of Injudi?
cious diet, and ot indolence.
Secondly, let her study he? own complexion,
expression, stature, profile and outline, pre?
cisely as an artist does those of one of his
Ideal figures, and with tho same care and
pains as thc artist let her choose for herself
thc contrasting and harmonizing colors, the
coiffure, the expression, and the manner best
adapted to?bring out prominently all her natu?
ral advantages, and throw into the shade all
Thirdly, let unsightly warts and scars be
done away with, let hairs which Injure the ap?
pearance bc destroyed, let complexion and
hair be cultivated, tile form developed, dimin?
ished or increased by hygienic, emotional and
dietetic means, the features and organs of
special sense sub|ected. if need be, to the
training anfrtho modification of thc surgeon,
and the general health Improved under the
advice of an intelligent physician, thc teeth,
voice, and even thc nails attended to. If she
lias done all this, there will be little need for
the purely venal cosmetic arts, such as paint,
powder, patches and rouge.
Jj, I SH OP AS
"THE GOOD QUEEN BESS,"
Will visit "LEICESTER" at "KENILWOTH"
to-night to attend an old-fashioned "Masque Ball?
with other entertainments.
"SHOO FLY, DON'T DODDER ME !"
irartcn ?ooos, &t.
once said If we only knew where the resident
citizens made their purchases there we should get
well served. To such we offer
The ladles who desire the latest styles of fash?
ionable Head Dressing, Curls, Chignons or
Braids, Go to M. & A. ASHTON.
Th9%entlemcn who desire to be presentable In
Adonis attire, for Wigs,
Go to M. & A. ASHTON.
All who desire the best German Colognes,
Go to il. A A. ASHTON.
For Diadem or Coronal Combs, all
Go to M. & A. ASHTON.
Those who require the best Extracts,
Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
Every one who desires good Hair Brushes or
Combs, Go to M. <t A . ASHTON.
Of necessity all who require a good Tooth
Brash, Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
For genuine Talc de Venls, all must
Go to M. A A. ASHTON.
For Hair Dyes and Regenerators, nearly all
Go to M. A- A. ASHTON.
In fact, all who require genuine gooda from tho
following houses :
Society Hygi?nique, 1 . Bailey's, 1 .
Lubln'8, Atkinson's, g
Cowdrav's,' a Gosnell's, ?
Pl ver, -?* Lowe & Sons,
Guerlain, o Yardley,
Henry Sc Demarson, J Rowlands k Sons, ?
As also, Venls Goods In their line from every
reputable manufacturer m the States,
Go to M. A A. ASHTON,
Ko. 240 King street,
- Five doors from Market street,
CHECKS ON NEW YORK bought and sold.
BILLS ON LONDON, at sight or sixty days, la
any sum, from ?1 upwards.
For sale by JAMES ADGER A CO.
IDrrj ?oo??s, Sit.
Q.REAT REDUCTION IN PRICES.
Wc are offering, regardless to cost prices, many
articles in the
DRY GOODS LINE,
And would advise oar customers, and the publie
in general, not to miss this opportunity.
150 pieces large and heavy Bed Comforts, only
50 pieces Fancy Patterns 12-4 Bcd Qullts.only $4,
50 pair Une All-wool 10-4 White Blankets at
$6 50, worth $8.
3 pieces All-wool 4-4 White Shaker Flannel, only
65 cents, worth 80 cents.
20 dozen Ladles' latest style Hoop Skirts only
40 cents, worth 00 cents.
2 pieces Black Beaver Cloth, suitable for Ladies'
Sacks and men's wear, only $2, worth $3.
1 case 4-4 Longcloth only I2>i cents.
2 cases 4-4 Longcloth, fine quality, only 15 cents,
worth 18 cents.
An assortment pf different Collars.
Fine Silks, 28 Inches, $3 per yard, worth $4 50;
never been offered as cheap before.
A great variety of thc latest styles of Collars
Cheapest and best assortment of Ladles' and
Men's English Hosiery In town.
Especial pleasure In showing goods.
Convince yourself, and call at
FCRCHGOTT 4 BRO.,
No. 437 KING STREET, No. 43T
Corner Calhoun street,
special Department for Boots, Shoes,
Oats and Trunks. dec21