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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
TUE LEGIS! AT VRE.
THE rROC EE RI NC. 5 OC YESTERDAY.
The Phosphate Bill in af Bad Way.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE SEWS.]
COLUMBIA, January 26.
Thc Senate Committee on Incorporations
made n long report to day upon thc ditl'erent
phosphate bills. They report against the monopo?
ly bill, and recommend that Hoyt's bill for a
general license, with a royalty of $2 a ton, bc
Corbin introduced a bill to provide for the ap?
pointment of and trial by justices. The bill abol?
ishes the office of magistrate after May next.
Swails, colored, gave notice of a bill to author?
ize towns and counties to make subscriptions to
wor^s of internal improvement.
The Code of Procedure received its third read?
The resolution, by Arnim, requesting the Rail?
road Committee to report on Edge-field Railroad,
In the House, a Senate bill to incorporate the
riantcrs' Mining and Manufacturing Company,
was committed to the Committee on Mines and
A bill to authorize, the purchase o? property and
rights of the Columbia Bridge Company, and to
grant aid in the construction of a free bridge over
the Congaree River, was made the special order
for to-day week.
A bill to recharter Rantowle's Bridge was re?
A bUl to cede land in Columbia to thc United
States for a postoffice was passed.
A resolution to elect au associate justice of thc
Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 2, was
adopted and sent to the Senate, where it was re
fered to the Committee on Elections.
The following were read a first time: A bill to
enforce the Civil Rights bill and to secure a re
pubUcan government to the people of the State;
a bill to incorporate the Western South Carolina.
Railroad; a bill to incorporate thc Camden Hook
and Ladder Company;a bill to amend thc charter
of the Town of Union.
The Supreme Court adjourned till to-morrow.
Eulogies on Judge Boozer were pronounced by
Chief Justice Moses, Attorney-General Chamber?
lain, and members of the bar.
ERUPTION AXD COLLAPSE OF TH?-1?AXD COM?
LESLIE DENOUNCES THE NEGROES AND CON?
What is Thought of the "Biggest Job
Yt- V-Tin- Vacant Circuit Judgeship
A Financial Conundrum-Resolutions
of Respect to Judge Boozer.
[FROM OCE OWN* CORKESPONBENT.]
COLUMBIA, January 26.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA INSTITUTE.
In the Senate, to-day, Corbin presented the
following memorial from the South Carolina Insti?
tute. It was referred to the Finance Committee :
To the Honorable the senate and House of Repre?
The memorial of the Sooth Carolina Institute,
for tho promotion of art, mechanical ingenuity
and industry, respectfully showeth: That your
memorialist was incorporated under an act of the
General Assembly of South Carolina m i860; that
thc purpose of such Incorporation was whollv for
thc development or the various industries or the
State, by means of fairs; and, whereas, by thc
granting of premiums to competitive exhibitors,
as well as by the exhibition of such fairs of arti?
cles of merchandise, machinery and other works
of industry, to stimulate and promote all the use?
ful branches; that such fairs were intended as
schools of design and improvement, and no profit
wassever expected or derived therefrom; that, re?
garding the object as laudable, the State
and City of Charleston each made
appropriation for the building of a hall
in Charleston ; that such hall. was built
and successive fairs held therein-the last being
held in November. 1R59; that by the disastrous
Ure of December, 1SC1, such hall was destroyed,
and has not since been rebuilt. That from the in?
surance money received from said hall, your me?
morialist purchased a large lot or land with a
view to the erection or a larger hall, the former
having been too small for the fairs held therein.
Tour memorialist holds now the two lots and a
small amount of State and city stock-these be?
ing the remainder of the insurance money. Thc
amount or Interest derived from these stocks is
utterly insufficient to meet thc taxes wit ich are
levied upon the lots, and your memorialist, re?
garding its purpose as wholly educational, to
wit: the Improvement or the Industries of thc
State, feels lt may, without Impropriety, ask that
its lots be relieved from taxation.
WM. M. LAWTON, President.
WM. KIRKWOOD. 1st vice-President.
JOSEPH WALKER, 2d vice-President.
WILMOT G. DESAFSSURB, Secretary.
LEXINGTON AND NEWDERRY RAILROAD.
A bill to incorporate the Lexington aud New?
berry Railroad Company received a first reading
In the Senate to day. It provides that F. S. Lewie,
Adam Efird, Samuel M. Root, E. S. J. Hayes, John
Fox, Simeon Corley, P. A. Hendrix, A. H. Caiigh
man, Henry A. Meetz and Elias J. Caughman be
declared a body incorporate under the name of
the Lexington and Newberry Railroad Company,
for the purpose of building a railroad between the
Village of Frog Level, on the Greenville and Col- j
umbia Railroad, In the County of Newberry, and
the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, at
some point between Gilbert Hollow and Lexing?
ton Courthouse; that the capital stock of thc
company shall be fire hundred thousand dollars,
which shall be divided into shares of twenty-five
doinfrs each; that thc road shall be commenced
within two years from the ratification of the act,
and shall be completed within five years from the
time lt is commenced.
The following editorial in yesterday's NEWS
had the effect of puncturing the wind-bag known
as Land Commissioner Leslie, and lt collapsed in
the Senate to-day much to thc disgust of thc
white Radical brethren:
Attempts are making to stave offthc election for
Judge or the Supreme Court, s > that Judge Moses
and Judge Willard may not bc contaminated by
association with a negro jud^e. These scalawags
and carpet-baggers arc growing too prcud for
t'itlr place. They forget who made them the little
that they arc.
Shortly arter one o'clock to-day-thc hour men?
tioned in the joint resolution for thc meeting in
joint assembly to elect an associate justice-the
resolution was called up In thc Senate, where?
upon Leslie dashed about the room looking for a
copy of TUE NEWS. Having found one, he moved
that the clerk read au editorial (above printed) in
lt. One or two of the senators objected. Corbin
thought that as lt was a part of the senator's
speech he should be permitted to have it read.
Jillson said he knew thc senator from Barnwell
was an original genius, and therefore did not need
the aid or THE NEWS; on that account he objected
to the editorial being read. Finally, leave was
granted and the editorial read; alter which the land
commission fairly howled-howled at THE NIWS,
and at the Democracy which he claimed it rep?
resented. During his remarks he gave an account
of his birthplace oa the plains of Saratoga where
the bones of his grandrather lay; consequently
lie ("Jj*; L. C.) had the right to come down South.
TFTE INCENDIARY HOC!E.
While thc Land Commission was doing a small
earthquake on its own account, and periling the
lives of all those colored families who were set?
tled upon its domains, it towered up and suddenly
belched forth Hie startling announce nt thar
TUE N'EWS couldn't make it belch when it didn't
want to; thc paper was trying to get a negro put
upon the supreme bench; but it couldn't make
the L. C. crater lean that way, although there
was a bill in thc House to appropriate Ave hun?
dred thousand dellars to buy nwe lava to erupt
with and cover the Democracy with smoke (only
smoke;) yet, it would say, that there was nowhere
in its heaving, indignant bosom anything to make
it eject the statement that it thought there was
in South Carolina a colored man competent to
All the position left vacant by Judge H?ge.
Senator Sims (Dem.) here asked thc land com?
mission crater if he deemed Doge competent to
All Hie place. The crater, which had bubbled
down to hear the question, immediately boiled up
again. Ko, lie was not ; lie was a disgrace to the
bench, to ?he Republican party, and it thanked
Cod that it had not voted for him. Shortly after
the lava which had been supplied by the two
hundred thousand dollars, appropriated last ses?
sion, jjvas expended, and the crater fizzled out.
Leslie evidently intended to make a "big
speech,'' but thc impression created upon his
hearers, wit h t he exception of a few of thc colored
senators, was simply disgust. After he conclu
ed, the resolution was amended so as to provide
fora "joint asseubly" at three P. M., and was
then sent to the House for concurrence. When thc
substitute came into the House Whipper arose to
a point of orde?\ which was that the original
(House) resolution had contemplated an election
January 15th ; that date having passed without
any information having been received from the
Senate of their action thereon, therefore a sub?
stitute proposing an election this day was out of
order. Thc Speaker decided the point well taken.
Then the substitute was ordered to bc returned
to the Senate with a message, informing that,
body ol' the action of the House, after which the
Ha.'s introduced in thc Senate the following
preamble and and resolutions:
Wtiereas, The melancholy announcement was
made yesterday upon the floor or the Senate that
the Hon. Lemuel Boozer, Judge of the Fifth Circuit
of this State, had been suddenly and unexpect?
edly called rrom time to eternity; and whereas it ls
becoming and proper, whilst we bow in meek
submission to the decrees oran inscrutable Trovl
dence, that we should give expression to our sor?
row, and proclaim our proround sympathy with
the immediate family of the deceased; therefore,
Beit resolved. That in the death or Judge
Boozer, the whole people or South Carolina arc
called to monrn the loss or a clear-headed states?
man, an incorruptible jndge. a pure patriot and
an honest man, lint that to the people or thc
Firth Jndlcal Circuit, in whose midst he presided
with so much ability, urbanity and dignity, aud
In whose service he died, his loss is Irreparable.
Resolved, That as a runtier testimonial or our
grief, and or our sincere sympathy with the faml
ly of thc honored dead, the clerk of the Senate lie,
and he is hereby instructed, to have Inscribed
upon parchment a copy of thc foregoing pream?
ble and resolution, signed by the presiding onicer
of the Senate, aud attested by thc clerk, audio
forward the same to the family of the lamented
REMARKS OF SENATOR HAYES.
On introducing thc resolutions, Hayes made the
following remarks : .?
Mr. /'resident-Thc telegraph has already an?
nounced to the people of South Carolina the mel?
ancholy tidiugs or thc death or Judge Boozer, and,
slr. while that announcement has caused sorrow
to many stricken hearts, lt is upon thc people or
his native county that this sad intelligence has
Tullen with the most crushing power. Ile was, In
many respects, a remarkable man-a man or
great decision or character and or Axed princi?
ples-and he has passed away, leaving no blot
upon his unsullied name.
My acquaintance with Judge Boozer was or long
duration, and or the most Intimate and friendly
character, and dates back to the period of my
earliest recollection. At that time, mid to the
period or lils elevation to the bench, he was the
leading lawyer at the Lexington bar.
Ile was born, ir I am correctly informed, in the
year 1803, and graduated rrom thc South Caro?
lina College In 1S2S or 1829. At the age of twen?
ty-four he was chosen by the people or Lexington
to represent them In the State Legislature, since
which time he has occupied a prominent place in
thc political history of this country. In i860 he
was a member or thc National Democratic Con?
vention, which met In Charleston to nominate
candidates for President and vice-President or
the United States, and when the split took place
lu that body. Judge Boozer and ex-Governor Per
ry or the South Carolina delegation alone re?
He opposed the secession movement with all the
vigor or his great mind, and declared thar if lt
were carried out lt would Inaugurate a civil war.
snell as had been rarely witnessed by mankind.
The result verified the wisdom of his forecast.
Immediately arter the close or that sanguine
struggle, he was among thc first in the State to
come forward to aid lu the reconstruction of this
government. Slr, he was emphatically a Union
man; he loved this government with an affection
bordering npon Idolatry, and to Its preservation
he devoted all thc energies of a long and blame?
Arter eulogies rrom Wright, Jillson, Ralncy and
Corbin, the resolutions were adopted.
ItOCSE RBSOLCTIOS'S OF RESPECT.
C. D. Hayne, from the special committee of
five, to whom was committed the duty of drafting
suitable resolutions or respect to thc memory or
the late Judge Boozer, reported Hie accompany?
ing prcauiplc and resolutions this morning : '
Whereas, In the mysterious dispensations of
nn overrullnc Providence, it hath pleased the
Almighty Jinlge or the Universe to remove from
his sphere of userulncss among us one, who, by
his patriotism, fidelity and honesty, had tilled the
hearts or our people with love, respect and grati?
tude towards him. nnd held with nn evenly-bal?
anced hand the scales or justice committed to
his care; and whereas, by his untimely demise,
South Carolina has lost forever one of the bright?
est jewels in her diadem or State: and whereas, it
lt is always becoming lu those who mourn to pay
a fit Hug "tribute of respect and esteem to the
memory of those for whose demise they sorrow;
Be it resolved. That the House of Beprescnta
tlves has received with heartfelt regret the intel?
ligence uf the death or Hie late Judge Boozer, aud
renard his loss as a public calamity.
Resolved, That we look upon his bright exam?
ple, in all that constitutes the honest und patriotic
citizen, as one worthy to be rollowed by all who
desire to emulate those'public and private virtues
the general prevalence ot which will give to South
Carolina a comnuuiiiy'than which uoue higher
, can anywhere exist.
j Resolved, That an engrossed copy or this pream?
ble and resolution, signed by thc Speaker and
attested by the Clerk, be forwarded to thc family
of the deceased, as expressive of the deep sympa?
thy of this House.
After eulogistic remarks frota Moses. Ransier
and Whipper, the resolutions were adopted.
THAT SIG JOB.
Thc bill to authorize che Issue or $a24,ooo iu
bonds or the State, to pay the principal and in?
terest of a loan mad? in July, 1S64, and February,
1S05, by the Charleston Savings Iustitntlon to thc
Bank of the State, which was Introduced in the
House ou r-iday last, was referred to the Com?
mittee on Ways and Means, since which time no?
thing has been heard from it. I learn that a sitnl
lar bill will be introduced in the Senate at an early
day, ir rumor be true, only a few men are Inter?
ested in the bill, and if $-?6,000 can bc made out
of the job, sufficient "light" will be cast upon Hie
bill to insure its seeing its way through thc Gene?
Elliott, colored, ls being talked or to fill thc va?
cancy caused by Hie death of Judge Boozer.
. lt is rumored that Ncagle is willing to spend
$50,000 to secure his onico (Comptroller-General)
for another year. His office must nay.
The standing conundrum up here ls: Who has
made the most money from his office, Scott, Par?
ker or Xeagle > It is yet unanswered. L.
SAN FRANCISCO, Januar y 26.
Thc British ship Barringer, from Australia,
brings thc following political prisoners sent from
Ireland to the British penal colonies in 1805 and
1867. Their terras of transportation vary from
five years to life. Their names are John Kenny,
Dennis 1!. Cartman, Dennis Hennessey, Maurice
Higeubotham, Patrick Leppey, Thomas Hagger
ty, David Joyce, John Shehan, Patrick Wall, Mi?
chael Moore, David Cummins, Eugene Geary, John
Walsh, Patrick Davan and Patrick Dennis. They
were eutertained and provided for by the Feuiaus
[FnOlI THE ASSOCIATED THEsS.)
WASHINGTON, Jnnuary 2C.
Tildi thc President signed thc Virginia bill
1 this morning ls certain, although his approval is
not yet officially announced.
There is no objection to Porter In committee,
though there may be in the House.
LATEU.-Tlie Virginia bill was signed by thc
President today and s^ut to thc State Depart?
ment. Thc omission to send it to thc House was
Revenue to-day $375,000.
Nothing of importance from thc Senate.
League Island occupies thc time of the House,
. LATER.-The Committee on Military Affairs
have agreed to report a bill appointing a com?
mittee of five to examine all army ofllcers below
the rank or bridadier-general, with a view to dis?
miss the incompetent rrom thc service.
In thc Senate, Howell, senator rrom Iowa, iras
Resolutions or the Kansas Legislature, asking
Tor thc removal or thc capital to Leavenworth,
A bill was introduced providing for an ap?
praiser of merchandise at Mobile.
Thc currency bill was resumed, and discussed
In thc House, the Committee on Mines was
directed to Inquire into the Avoudale disaster and
report whether Congress had power to regulate
The G?rerai of the Army was asked to say
whether any officers of the army were receiving
pay as civil ofllcers.
The League Island Navy Yard bill was tabled.
Ayes 94; noes 67.
Thc bill excluding New Orleans (*) passed, and
goes to thc President.
The House went into committee on the civil ap?
Butler made a long speech, dealing mostly in
ligures, but attacking Mr. Dawes very sharply.
Mr. Dawes closed lils reply asTollows :
I nm ready, and I cont?mplate, voluntarily my?
self, to submit to the judgment of my coTistlt
ncnts whether I have been faithful. "I donor,
however, In view of thc duty of ttie hour, which
is to call attention to the expenditures, propose
to bc diverted from that grave duty by any petty
deoatc here with any living man, on the misera?
ble and unimportant question ot my own wisdom
or rolly. I trouble not myseir about my record.
If p s'teritycast a look nt lt, lt will vindicate it;
if it do not, lt will not make any difference. And
now I move that the committee risc.
Thc Spanish elections.
MADRID, January 26.
The election in Oviedo is progressing. The
Duke Montpelier's dercat ls considered certain.
Marquis Peroles ls running in Madrid as su eec ?
sor to Serrano. The vote east last night stood:
Peroles 19,000; Guesalcs, Republican, l?.ooo, ?ind
the Carlist candidate 5000. Thc election contin?
ues three days longer.
The elections to lill vacancies In the Cortes
Show,as rar as heard, four Orlcanists, five Progres
istas, six Republicans, and one Carlist elected.
Immigration iu England.
LONDON, January 26.
A monster meeting has been held to promote
immigration. Thc Lord Mayor presided.
A Hard Thrust.
LONDON, January 20.
A writer in the Times is astounded at thc pro?
posed annexation nf San Domingo to thc United
States, which would only add another negro com?
monwealth to those so difficult to manage now.
AN INCIPIENT RIOT.
RICHMOND, January 24.
Governor Walker, upon the receipt of thc
information or the President's signing the Vir?
ginia bilt. will Issue a proclamation calling the
Legislature together on the Sth or February.
General Cunby will give up all control or State ar->
fairs when the Legislature meets and fills thc civil
offices now occupied by military appointments.
There was considerable excitement along the
streets this afternoon, caused by an attempt of
some colored rowdies to ri'le lu the ' white ball"
street cars, Instead of In tha colored cars. Four
were arrested and taken to the station-house,
which was surrounded by an excited crowd of
negroes until a heavy police force was brought
upon the spot. This disturbance was made In ac?
cordance with thc programme announced in the
speeches or the negroes at the celebration yes?
A RADICAL VICTORY IN GEORGIA.
ATLANTA, January 20.
The House of Representatives was organiz?
ed to day by thc election of R. B. McWhorter, Re?
publican, as speaker, over J. E. Dryaut, Conser?
vative, by twenty-four majority. Three members,
Donaldson. Nunn and Tahaferro, are declared to
be Ineligible hy the military commission, which
has adjourned. Thc seats of sixteen members are
declared vacant on account or their failure or re?
fusal to take thc oaths required by the laws of thc
THE IVAR IN CUR A.
HAVANA, January 20.
Captain Boit, commanding "loyal" guerril?
las, captured the insurgent Generals Marceau,
Lena and Fcguiards, with the family of the lat?
ter, near Bayaveds. Doit with his prisoners had
arrived at Saut Iago.
The insurgcut leader, Irrtts Santos., has surren?
Frederica Gras, chief of stair of General Cobada,
and his brother Ramon, were executed at Cien
MONTGOMERY, January 20.
Thc time ot the Senate was consumed in
discussing the memorial to Congress for the re?
moval of disabilities, but without actlou.
Thc cars still come crowded with immigrants
Tor Texas and Louisiana.
TUE ERIE RAILROAD STRIKE.
NEW YORE, January 20.
The Erie strikers in Jersey City attacked tho
workmen. Bricks and pistols were used. Thc
police arrested the leaders ol the strikers.
ARRIVAL OE TUE FUNERAL FLEET.
P uiTLAND, January 20.
The Peabody funeral fleet have arrived.
SI'ARKS FROM TUE WIRES.
The steamship Arizona arrived from Aspin
wall, with $30,S72 in treasure. No news.
Colonel Pennyoaoker will command in Missis?
sippi while General Ames is absent on leave.
Captain Smith, who commanded at Galveston
when thc Harriet Lane was captured, was killed
in Alaska by a drunken Indiau. Thc Indian was
The Hov. Dr. Henry Miles Pierce has been con?
secrated Bishop of Arkansas. He was formerly
pastor of St. John's Church, Mississippi. Bishops
Young, of Florida, Wilmer, or Louisiana, tmin
tard, of Teruessee, Whitehouse, of Illinois, Greene,
of Mississippi, were all present. The ceremony
was very imposiug.
-The Detroit Post ?snot complimentary to the
American Colonization Society. It styles it, ttiat
eminent humbug which sends out American
colored citizens to Africa for purposes unknown
to anybody outside the small coterie or super?
annuated and helpless indolents who get their
living out of such business. This is indeed
TUE POLITICAL BrTCATIOX.
From the special telegrams in the Augusta
papers ol' yesterday we make up a summary ol'
thc latest news from thc scat of war.
A telegram to the Chronicle, dater! Atlanta.
Tuesday, fays : "When Mic House ofRoprcsen
I al i ves met yesterday (Monday) morning, and
was adjourned under an order from 'Provis?
ional' Governor Bullock and General Terry,
until this morning at 10 o'clock, it was very
generally helleren that an organization of the
body would take place to-day. The latter por?
tion of Bullock's order, which slated that it
was believed at the meeting to-day thc House
would be prepared to enter upon the election
of irs officers, was received as competent au?
thority on thc subject, and as an illustration
that the express agent had determined to haz?
ard a battle for the speakership. These ex?
pectations, however, have not been realized,
and the House remains to-night, so far as an
organization is concerned, just whore it did
when it first assembled more than two weeks
The House met at io A. M., Tuesday, and
adjourned to 3 P. M., when it was prorogued
by Governor Bullock and General Terry to lo
A. M., Wednesday. The Senate met and was
adjourned to the same time.
ji TERRY MADE SOLE JUDGE.
Thc Chronicle special says : "Republicans
here state that President tirant has sent to
General Terry an official endorsement of
everything that he has done in the matter.
They also say that they will have Illings
entirely in their own hands, as General
Terry has asked advice/rom Washington as
to whethctshe was empowered to interfere
with members of the Legislature taking their
scats in that body after they have taken thc
oath prescribed by Congress in the act to pro?
mote reconstruction in Georgia, if he thought
they were unable to take it properly; and also
whether he has the right to give the scat or a
member found ineligible under the actio the
person who received the next highest number
of votes at the election, and that Attorney
General Hoar has decided General Terry corn
pent to investigate thc matter and make such
a decision as he may deem proper.*'
MOKE MARTIAL LAW.
General Terry has Issued another order in
which he places two more counties under mar?
tial law. Oglethorpe and Elbert Counties have
been added to the sub-district which has been
placed under the command of Major Kline.
DEATH OF SENATOR M'CCTC'HEN*.
Inlormation has been received here of the
death of Senator R. R. McCutchen at his home
in Lafayette, \yalkcr County, on last Thursday
night. Senator McCutchen was elected to'the
Senate in 1SG8. from the forty-fourth district,
and served in thc Legislature up to the present
session. He was in thia city on the 10th, but
was unable to take the oath and his scat in the
Thc Constitutionalist special says: "It ls be
llevetlithat Terry will simply give his opinion
lipon the eligibility of members against whom
evidence has.been heard by the military inquisi?
tion, leaving the House-to decide thereupon.
After thc promulgation of Terry's opinion ju
the several cases, tho House will organize,
and afterwards make its decision. Thc Radi?
cals are dispirited, and have another wig
DROWNING OF A DIVER.
A submarine diver named Tom Winters was
drowned, on Sunday, nt the obstructions in
thc Savannah River. He was employed by
Captain -Smith, in charge of the operation's
under tire Welles contract, and, in his armor,
went under th. obstructions at "four fathom."'
From some derangement of the armor, or be?
coming entangled in tho chainwork which
was employed in raising the obstruction, lie
was drowned, after having, as we have been
informed, cut Hie rope which conuected him
with the shore.
Thirty-nine white immigrants have arrived
In Savannah from New York. They are on
their way to the line of the Macon and Bruns?
wick Railroad, where they will bc employed
as laborers lu tho place of the negroes who
have not j et recovered from their Christmas
TILE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ?
Act to Prevent Bribery and Corrup?
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of thc State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting In General As?
sembly, and by the authority of the same,
Whoever corruptly gives, offers, or promises
to any executive, legislative or judicial officer,
alter his election or appointment, either be?
fore or after he ls qualified, or has taken -his
seat, any gift or gratuity whatever, with in?
tent to influence his act, vote, opinion, decis?
ion or judgment on any matter, question,
cause or proceeding which may be then pend?
ing, or may be pending, or may by law come
or be brought before him In his official capaci?
ty, shall be punished by imprisonment in the
state penitentiary at hard labor not exceeding
five years, or by linc not exceeding three
thousand dollars', and Imprisonment lu Jail
not exceeding one year.
SEC. 2. Every executive, legislative or judi?
cial officer who corruptly accepts a gift or
gratuity, or a promise to make a gift, or to do
an act beneficial to such officer under an agree?
ment, or with an understanding that his vote,
opinion or Judgment shall bc given in any par?
ticular manner, or on a particular side ot uni?
quest ion, cause or proceeding which ls or may
lie by law brought before him in lils official
capacity, or that, in such capacity, he shall
make any particular nomination or appoint?
ment, shall forfeit, his office, bc forever dis?
qualified to hold any public otlico, trust or ap?
pointment nuder the laws of litis State, and be
punished by imprisonment in the State Peni?
tentiary at hard labor not exceeding ten years,
or by tine not exceeding live thousand dollars,
and by imprisonment in jail not exceeding two
SEC. 1 Whoever corrupts or attempts to cor?
rupt any Juror, arbitrator, umpire or referee,
by giving, offering or promising any gift or
gratuity whatever, with intent to bias thc
opinion or influence the decision of such Juror,
arbiter, umpire or referee lu relation lo any
cause or matter pending in the court, or be?
fore an inquest, or for the decision ol' which
such arbiter, umpire or referee has been
chosen or appointed, shall be punished by im
urtsQunicnl in the State Penitentiary, nt hard
labor, not exceeding live years, or by line not
exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprison?
ment in jail not exceeding one year.
SEC:. 4. If any person summoned as a juror,
or chosen or appointed as an arbitrator, um?
pire or referee, corruptly receives any gilt or
gratuity .whatever from a party to a suit, cause
or proceeding, for the trial or decision of
which such Jiu or hos been summoned, or for
the hearing or determination ol which such
arbitrator, UM pi rc or referee has been chosen
or appointe)], he shall be punished by impri?
sonment in the Stale Penitentiary at hard la?
bor not exceeding live years, or by linc not
exceeding one thousand dollars, and impri?
sonment mini] not exceeding one year.
SEC*. 5. Whoever conveys into a jail, house
of correction, State Penitentiary, house of re?
formation, or other like place ol confinement,
any disguise, instrument, lool weapon, or
other thing adapted or useful to aid a prisoner
in making Iiis escape, with intent to facilitate
thc escape of any prisoner there lawfully com?
mitted or detained, or, by any means" what?
ever, aids or assists sucli prisoner In lils en?
deavor to escape therefrom, whether such es?
cape is effected or attempted or not ; and who?
ever forcibly rescues any prisoner held in cus?
tody upon any conviction or charge of an of?
fence, shall bc punished by imprisonment in
the State Penitentiary at hard labor not ex?
ceeding seven years ; or if the person whose
escape or rescue was effected or intended was
charged with an offence not capital nor pun?
ishable by imprisonment, thou by imprison?
ment in the Slate Penitentiary at "hard labor
not exceeding two years, or by a line not ex?
ceeding Jive hundred dollars.
SEC. 0. Whoever aids or assists a prisoner in
escaping, or attempting to escape, from an of?
ficer or person who has thc lawful custody of
such prisoner, shall bc punished by imprison?
ment in the State Penitentiary at 'hard labor,
not exceeding two years, or by flue, not ex
ceceding Ore hundred dollars.
SEC. 7. If a jailor or other officer wilfully suf?
fers a prisoner in Iiis custody, upon conviction
or any criminal charge to escape, he shall
suffer the like punishment and penalties as the
prisoner Butlered to escape was sentenced to.
or would be liable to stiffer upon conviction of
the crime or offence wherewith he stood
SEC. S. Tf a sheriff, constable^or other offi?
cer authorized to serve legal process, receives
from a defendant, or any other person, any
money or other valuable thing, as a considera?
tion, reward or inducement, for omitting or
delaying to arrest a defendant, or to carry him
before a magistrate, or for delaying to take a
person to prison, or for postponing thc sale ot
property under an execution, or for omitting
or delaying to perform any duty pertaining to
his office, ne shall be punished by fine not ex?
ceeding three hundred dollars.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of
December, in the year ot our Lord ono
thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine.
CHAS. W. MONTOOMERY,
President pro tempore of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Jr.,
Speaker of thc House of Representatives.
Approved the 22d day of December, 18G9.
ROBT. K. SCOTT, Governor.
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC GOSSIP.
-Fagnanl's "Nine Muses" are on exhibition
-A new opera house is to be built forthwith
in Louisville, Ky.
-Wagner's brain has begun to soften since
he cloped with Von Billow's wife.
-0. Ac Sula's Christmas pantomime is called
"drivelling inanity"by the London critics.
-The annual charity ball in New York will
take place at (he Academy of Music, on the
evening of February 3d.
-A piece ol stage-scaffolding fell upon Elsie
Holt at New Orleans last Thursday, and she
was quite seriously injured.
-Four young ladies hav ? made unsuccess?
ful debuts at the Crosby Opera House, !n Chi?
cago, within as many months.
-"Lord Bateman" is ?jot a genuine old bal?
lad, but a burlesque written by Mr. Thackeray,
and originally illustrated by Cruikshank.
-Tiic manager of the Lyons Opera House
announces as stare for his next summer's cam?
paign, Carlottl Patti and Clara Louise Kellogg.
-It ls said that Lester Wallack Intends to
make a starring tour through the principal
cities of thc country, for the first time in his
-M. Lefebure-Wcly, a French organist of
some repute, fell dead a few days since at the
foot of his orgau, in the Church of St. Sulplice,
-Tlie falling out between the King ot Bava?
ria and Wagner was caused by the refusal of
the latter to compose a five-act opera to an
atrocious libretto by his royal patron.
-During a performance of "La Belle Hel?
ene" receutly at Amsterdam, the actor who
played Menelaus died on the stage from rup?
ture of an aneurism. Tiic audience laughed,
thinking it was a part of the play.
-Bandmann, who ls playing tragedy in Mel?
bourne, stabbed the lady who played Desda
mona, one night, so bunglingly that lils sword
made a long gash in lier back, and instead of
dying quietly, she made au awful fuss about it,
though it didn't ki inter.
-A New York correspondent says : "It ls
known in a limited circle here that Mr. Fecli
ter's engagement with Jarrett & Palmer, ef?
fected originally tor one hundred nights, will
terminate In thc course of two or three weeks,
and that Fechter will thereupon engage with
Mr. Booth, and play on alternate nights at
-Every one who listens to thc War March
in Mendelssohn's "Athalle," remarks how like
lt is to the Wedding March in "A Midsummer
Night's Dream." The I. G. wishes some ex?
perienced married man to inform him whether
there is?nny reason, in the aesthetic nature of
things, why tho parties in a marriage proces?
sion should tramp to the same strains as those
?bent upon hostile strife ?
-Max Maretzek, during his last season of
opera in Philadelphia, took offence at the
critical notices of the Sunday Times, and with?
drew his advertisements. Philadelphia critics
are not as tractable as New York Bohemians.
The latter puffed Max's mongrel company to
thc skies, but Philadelphians don't sec by the
same light. Is not there another $5000 ready
to set the indefatigable impressarlo on his
legs again ?
-The composer Odenbach at the last mo?
ment delayed his departure from Paris forty
eight hours, in order to be accompanied by
lils General Bourn. You will naturally wonder
who is General Bourn. The general In ques?
tion ls an immense dog, as large as a Corsican
pony. He was given to Offenbach by Capoul,
thc celebrated tenor. The general took it into
his canine head that the composer wished to
give him the slip, refused to eat his dinner,
and went on the sick list. His master became
seriously alarmed, sent for a doctor, and quiet?
ed the uneasiness of General Bonni by remain
lug forty-eight hours longer in Paris.
-The Lydia Thompson "Blondes" have
taken New Orleans by assault. The Times
says: "Never during tho present season lias
Hie old St. diaries been so brillliant as it lias
been since Lydia Thompson and her sup?
porting phalanx have formed themselves be?
hind its footlights. Ever since the light air of
Lydia floated aggressively before the vision of
thc GoUiainltcs, Blondism has become-the
rage. Wherever site has appeared, full
houses have vindicated the happy thought
which, in the beginning, had provided for
snell an innovation upon the stage. For thc
rest, the troupe is one of undoubted talent;
and burlesque, In their hands, becomes au
element of keen enjoyment.
-This little story is translated from Figaro.
Tlie scene is thc box-office of a Paris theatre
on the day of a new play. The ticket agent ls
called upon for two stalls. "Two stalls ! it ls
impossible; I sold the last seat yesterday."
"But I roust have them." "But I've not got
them-stop. I can give you two stalls at nine
o'clock." "But why at nine ?" "Listen and
learn. I have sold No. 24 to A, No. 25 to B.
You know them ? They arc fire and water,
dog and cat, Cassagnac and Rochefort. They
will sit side by side; they look at each other;
they call each other names-they slap each
other's faces. The audience protest; thc police
come in; thc offenders arc put out. There arc
two stalls vacant; take them and say nothing,"
-Maretzek's opera season has come to a
conclusion in Philadelphia. The Press sums up
about it in this wise: " On but one or two nights
has his company given satisfaction or appeared
before good houses, namely, when Miss Kel?
logg or Lcfranc appeared. His troupe is not a
full one, and of this lie is aware, for he en?
deavored to secure, but did not succeed in se?
curing two, if not three, additional artists be?
fore coming to Philadelphia. Miss Kellogg
was engaged, not for the season, as tlie adver?
tisement led us to suppose at thc outset, but
for three nights only. Thc air oftheimpres
sarlo has been to carry through thc season with
Lefranc, a tenor who does marvellous things
with a voice which lacks sweetness, and can
never make him a lavorile in Philadelphia."
-A project has been Introduced In London
looking tu thc establishment of a steamer and
mail route from Australia, New Zealand, Ac, to
London, by way of San Francisco, Portland, Mil?
ford Haven, Wales. It is thought the route mav
be accomplished through these poiuts lu about
CITY INS VU ANC E.
A New Scheme-Thc City to Insure
Rcnl and Personal Estate-Operation
of thc Plan anil the Probable Re?
We arc requested to republish, for thc infor?
mation of the public, thc following "Address to
thc City Council of Charleston." which first
appeared ra THE NEWS about a year ago:
To the City Council of Charleston:
Tlic city finances have long engaged the at?
tention of the most practical business men of
Charleston, and various plans have been sug?
gested whereby the taxpayers can be relieved
of their now oppressive burden, and the debt
of the city be in whole or in part removed.
None of these arc more worthy of considera?
tion than thc scheme now proposed, which has
for Its object, in addition to the reduction of
thc city dem, the establishment of a system of
home insurance, the benefits of which will be
enjoyed by every resident of Charleston, and
particularly by owners of real estate.
No one will deny tho general propos'tion
that an income sufficient to create a sinking
fund will accomplish the end in view. Figures
will demonstrate how this can be done.
According? to thc most trustworthy esti?
mates, the amount of taxable real estate in
Charleston is $20,340,225. Deduct from this
sum thc vacant lands in the burnt district and
elsewhere, say $1,000,000, and we have $19,
310,'J2?. There ls also a certain amount of
property not taxable, such as churches, glebe
lands and railroad property, which it is un?
necessary to enumerate.
And herc we would remark, that we concur
with the Mayor in his report that the above
class of property should be taxed.
Thc proportion of the real estate which the
citv would bc called upon to Insure ls probably
not less than $8,000,000. The present cost of
insuring a brick building is say three-fourths
per centum, while the premium upon wooden
buildings is never less than from one to one
and a half per cent. Upon furniture and- other
personal property, the premium various from
one and a half to one and three-quarters per
cent., while stocks of goods are taken at from
half to three-quarters per cent.
Thc present plan proposes lo couer with in?
surance onli) dwellings, stores and personal
property. The reasons are obvious. In seven
fires out of ten the greater loss results from
tile destruction of the stocks of goods. Ex?
cept in the conflagrations of 1837 and 1861. not
more than twenty private residences nave
been burned in Charleston iu thirty years,
showing conclusively that this class of proper?
ly ls by far the safest and most profitable to
insure, and it ls tills well known fact which
lias caused thc board of underwriters to charge
the highest premium where thc risk ls least
In other words, to make the owner of real es?
tate pay for the loss upon stock, the difference
being tis between say half per cent, and one
and a half per cent. To illustrate: A fire ia
one store often Involves the damage or de?
struction not only its own contents, but the
merchandise of the two adjoining stores. The
highest risk above named may have been
charged upon the premises which were least
injured, and the smallest risk charged upon
the collection of merchandise entirely de?
stroyed. The advantage to thc board of un?
derwriters, therefore, was on the side of the
real estate, on which thc loss was least and
the charge the greatest.
Cannot the corporation of thc city, under
these favorable circumstances, undertake the
work of Insuring real estate and personal prop?
erly, and derive large benefits by charging
small premiums thereon, leaving lt to the in?
surance agencies to insure stocks of goods as
usual. What would be the-result? Estimat?
ing $8,000,000 out ot $10,000,000 of real estate
and personal property to lie insured by the
city at say .ono per cent., and we have $80,000;
deduct fur incidental expenses say $6000, and
there remains an Income of $74,000; subtract
a supposed loss per annum of $24,000 from
fires, and we have a net profit of $50,000. This
amount, Invested as a sinking fund for ten years
at six per cent, interest, would make $530,000
after the first year's business. We believe the
entire expense of the Fire Department could
be paid from the earnings, while thc large
amount of money which is every month sent
to tlie North from insurance agents-actual
capital subtracted from the resources of the
city without commensurate return-would be
detained here, applied to the payment of obli?
gations aud the diminution of the public debt.
Thus tho taxpayer will reap the benefit of the
enterprise and the property holder i usure more
cheaply than at present, feeling, at the same
time, that he was contributing to a given ob?
ject which would eventuate in a great reduc?
tion of thc burden of taxation now necessary
to carry on the machinery of the city govern?
It may be urged as an objection that a large
conflagration similar to that of 1861 would
bankrupt the Insurance fund of the city, but
the answer to that ls in thc fact that, with the
present efficient organization of the Frc De?
partment of Charleston, no fire can get a foot?
hold and result in such a widespread destruc?
Au offset to this objection, far more cogent,
is that public statistics in all the principal
cities lu the United States prove that in seven
fires out of ten, the greatest loss from lires
arises from damage to stocks of goods.
Further proof may be cited to show that the
largest profits of insurance companies come
from real estate; and that if the City of Charles?
ton will undertake this task, these profits will
be diverted to her own people. These views
are respectfully submitted to the Council In
Hie hope that they may lead to the solution ol'
the present financial problem in which every
citizen ls deeply interested, and their earnest
and thoughtful consideration is warmly in?
voked. A. CITIZEN.
-Some doubts having arisen as to M.Olli vier's
present, views willi regard to Rome, thc Flo?
rence Diritto recalls tlic fact that three years
ago the new French Premier signed the fol?
lowing order of the day : "We regret that,
notwithstanding its promises, the government
loaves us in ignorance of the state ol its nego
tltlations with the Holy Sec. As for ourselves,
we persist in thinking that Rome belongs to
Hie Italians, and that our occupation ought to
cease." Thc Diritto refuses to believe that M.
Ollivier is now in favor ot a policy which he
then opposed in such explicit terms; bul
ehould this be thc case, such a change of
views would justify, it thinks, the bitterest re?
proaches of his friends.
-Pasdeloup.wbo admires Wagner, persists in
placing a selection from that composer on thc
programme ol each of his weekly popular con?
certs in Paris. Thc moment the orchestra
commences the performance of the Wagner
piece, the audience hisses and groans. At thc
lost concert the demonstrations came near dc
gencrating into a riot. There were hats smash?
ed. faces slapped, eyes blacked, kicks and
cuffs were freely distributed, and the Wagner
fanatics got the worst of it, though Monsieur
Posdcloup succeeded, spite of all opposition,
in playing through thc morceau, while the light
was going on. If thc Wagner war does not
assume luss tragical proportions, the police
will interfere and put a stop to Monsieur Pas
deloup's introduction of the music in the fu?
ture iu Iiis weekly programmes.
-A French paper, the Phare dc la Loire,which
is quoted by the Debuts, mention that, accord?
ing to letters from St. Petersburg, a vast con?
spiracy against the lile of the Czar has been
discovered. The centre of action was at Odes?
sa, and the pupils of the universities were the
principal promoters. It is staled that the con?
spirators. In order to carry ont their object,
had resolved lo tear up the rails during the
journey ot the Emperor from Odessa to St.
Petersburg, but the rigid surveillance exercis?
ed over the whole Hue prevented them from
carrying out their plans. The conspirators are
all, without exception, Russians, and consider?
able surprise is felt that not a single Pole has
been found in their ranks. A revolutionary
plot has also been discovered at St. Petersburg,
but it is described as a mere boyish scheme
-Thc story of another terrible murder is told
by the Cologne Gazette. A country girl in
Schrimm, in the government of Posen, had re?
ceived her inheritance of three hundred tha
lers from thc authorities, and on her return
home she spent Hie night in a village; having
no acquaintance there, she took refuge at the
house of the village justice, to whom, in virtue
of his position, she gave her whole confidence
and informed him of the object of her Journey.
He was ready to luke her in, and advised her
to go to bed with his wife. When all were in
a deep sleep, the covetous host got up. went
into the garden, and dug a hole there. He
then took a sharp knife, went to the isl where
the women were sleeping, and cut the throat
of the person lying furthest Irom the watt,
took up his victim and buried her in the gar?
den. When he came back he found the bed
empty. He had murdered his own .wife In?
stead of the stranger. The wife lay close to
the wall during the evening, but had after?
wards moved to the other side of the bed. The
girl had got ont of bcd after the murder and
hastened away with her money, gjfl _Jggfli
-The Paris journals received by thc last mafia
aro all taken up with the great event of the
moment-the formation of tile new Cabinet Om
the whole, their opinion is favorable, as scarce?
ly more than one or two organs can be found
not to speak hopefully. In the opinion of the
Temps, al. Ollivler's Cabinet is a much better
one than could have been hoped for after the
endless negotiations of the last few days.
"Putting aside the Left, which could not form
part of it, and which would not have wished
to do so," adds the Temps, "it ls about the
best the present Chamber could have produc?
ed.-' The D?bats says that, alter congratula?
ting lt Ollivlep for the wisdom with which he
has chosen his colleagues, it is only Just to rec?
ognize that the attitude of the Emperor during
thc crisis Just ended has been strictly and faith?
fully parliamentary. "Everything, therefore,"
it adds, "favors thc course of the Cabinet. The
head of the State has allowed lt full liberty
while forming, without asking that account
should be taken' of any personal preferences
he may have had.- The" majority seems insured
to it in the Parliament; its formation win
be hailed by the sympathy of the country, and
we sincerely hope for our own part, that wa
may havconly to applaud its liberalism." The
Si?cle expresses far less satisfaction. The sole
importance in its eyes of the new Cabinet ia,
that it renders a prompt appeal to the constitu?
-Thc Dublin Express gives this account of the
firing on the-people at the Longford elections:
They took up a position in regular milltary
order, and "offered battle." Notwithstanding
the fact that the Marti nites weze now outnum?
bered-their opponents beingrtJOO strong, and
they only from 1200 to 1500-the chaUenge'was
gallantly accepted and the fray began. Twice
was the attempt made to break through the
ranks of the Gre vii li tes, and this being Judged
In the end next to impossible, the Martinites
retreated to a hill opposite, apparently with,
the desire to "draw" the other party from
their vantage ground. iEh* decoy was success?
ful, and the two parties coming thus into con?
tact under these moral equal circumstances, a
desperate encounter ensued. Blows were
dealt with great vigor, and blood flowed
from many an ugly wound. Within a few
minutes a troop of the Greys, who had leisure?
ly followed the mobs from town, charged the
combatants at a canter; but In place of
dispersing, each party only took up their
original position on the opposite high grounds.
Vldettes were despatched for military rein?
forcements, and shortly Captain Wynne arriv?
ed with about thirty men of the Fortieth Regi?
ment. The cavalry retired to admit of the in?
fantry charging, but the movement only lett
pthe ground tlear for a renewal of the melee,
and this time the Martinites were defeated and
chased for a considerable distance. As Indi?
viduals now dropped out they were savagely #
beaten and maltreated, and at last the military
had to be called upon to interfere. Captain
Wynne read the riot act three times, and dnly
cautioned the rioters to disperse, but was only
answered with showers of stones. The sot
tilers loaded, and immediately a volley was
fired, without effect. A second followed, and
this time a man named White, from Cavan,
who stood in thc front rank of thc Martinites,
fell, wounded in the shoulder, bis colleagues
taking at once to flight. Extending In skir?
mishing order the handful of troops advanced,
and, without further use of their weapons,
succeeded in accomplishing the separation of
thc belligerents. During the remainder of the
day no further disturbance arose.
KENNEDY-FITZGERALD.-On Monday even-?
ina, January 17, 1870, at the residence of the'
bride's momer, by the Rev. C. J. Croghan, P. JL
KENNEDY to Miss M. E. FITZGERALD, all of tala
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