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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
ELECTION OE A JUDGE OF THE SU?
A NEGRO ELECTED ON THE FIRST BALLOT.
GLEE OF THE COLORED RADICALS.
WRIGHT GOES ON THE BENCH TO-DA Y.
[SPECIAL DISPATCHES TC?TH^^EWS.]
COLUMBIA, February l.
The two houses met In Joint assembly at one
^'clock to-day for the election of an associate jus?
tice of the Supreme Court for the unexpired term
of Solomon L. H?ge, resigned. H?ge was elected
for two years on July 31, 1S68, and the election
was for the unexpired term.
I R. C. DeLarge, colored, nominated D. T. Cor
L bin, senator, United States and City Attorney, Ac.
Senator Cain, colored, nominated J. J. Wright,
colored, senator from Beaufort.
Comptroller-General Neagle nominated W. J.
Whipper, colored, representative from Beaufort.
Lunney nominated C. W. Montgomery, Presi?
dent, pro tem., of the Senate.
Thc names of Corbin and Montgomery were at
Wright was elected on the first ballot.
The vote stood: Wright "2, Whipper 57, cx-Gov
I? crnor Orr 3, General McGowan 1, Thomas Thomp?
son (nobody), 1.
The joint assembly then dissolved In confusion.
The election for the full term, commencing after
July next, ls yet to be made. The senators vow
once more that they will not meet the House in
joint assembly again.
Mueh feeling is shown by the friends of both
Wright and Whipper. The Democratic members
generally voted for Wright, as did all the sena?
tors, except Hoyt, Montgomery, Swails, colored,
and Wright himself.
Th^ colored Radicals are jubilant that a colo red
man has been elected, and are telegraphing all
over the country.
Wright has already received his commission as
judge, and goes on the Supreme hench to-mor?
The Governor has a surprise party to night.
In the Senate, to-day, the bill authorizing the
State Treasurer to reissue certain certificates of
stock to R. P. Buck; the bill for the better protec?
tion of migratory fish; th? bill to incorporate the
H asp a li Baptist Church; the bill to incorporate
the Delaney Rifle Company, or Charleston, re?
ceived their second reading.
A resolution to meet In joint assembly on Thurs?
day, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Judge Boozer, of the Firth circuit, was adopted
by both houses.
A resolution authorizing the clerk of the Senate
to put full length portraits of Governor Scott and
Dr. A. G. Mackey In the Senate chamber was
In the House the Civil Rights (social equality)
bill was passed and sent to the Senate.
The bill to chance the name and amend the
charter or the Ga.) Creek and Middle Saluda
Turnpike Company received its second reading.
Wells gave notice of a bill to charter the Port
Royal, Columbia and Northwestern Railroad.
THE BLUE RIDGE RING. /
APPOINTMENT OF AN INVESTICLT?^G COM?
Something Rotten in thc Blue Ridge
Business-Moses on "Religion," with
New and Startling Kif cet*.
[FEOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, January 31.
The report of the Judiciary Committee on
the letter of Judge Carpenter, requesting a full
and thorough Investigation of his otu cia I conduct,
said request being made because a senator (Cain)
had asserted that he, as a judge, was unjust to
the colored people of his circuit, was taken up to?
day and adopted without a dissenting vote. The
report set forth that the committee, (after walt?
ing some time for charges to be preferred, and
making special inquiry or those who, it anybody,
were expected to present and sustain by proor
any charges of official misconduct, and they ex?
pressly disclaimed auy purpose of presenting
charges, or having any knowledge or evidence of
official misconduct on thc part of Judge Carpen?
ter,) have to report that there ''exists not?i?g to
sully the official conduct of the Hon. R. Il Car?
SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
The provisions of the bill."to enforce the pro?
visions of thc Civil Rights biU of the United
States Congress, and to secure to the people the
benefits of a republican government in this
State," were published in THE NEWS of yesterday.
To-day it came up for a third reading in 'the
Hon*. On motion or Whipper, Section 6th was
?stricken out and the rollo wing Inserted:
SECTION O. Every corporation or party what?
ever, holding any charter or license under the
authority of thi* State, who shan violate anr of
the provisions or this act. shall thereupon be
deemed and held to have committed au abuse of
the franchises conferred by, or under, every such
charter or license, and, on conviction, shall for?
feit every such charter or license; and any partv
or parties who, having so forfeited any such char?
ter or liceoso its aiorcsaid. shall, nevertheless,
presume to use or operate under or by virtue or
the same, os well as- of every person who shall be
found aiding any such party or parties there?
about, shall, on conviction, be punished by a tine
of one thousand dollars, or imprisonment, iu the
penitentiary for three years.
. On motion or S. B. Thompson. Section 9 was
stricken out, and the following inserte 1:
SECTION 9. Thc several solicitors or this State
are hereby specially sharged to take care that
this act. bc promptly and rigOPHuly enforced,
and every SUCH solicitor who shall "fail in any
respect in thc performance or his duty umler thc
requirmcnt in this section contatucil. shall bc
deemed to have commuted a misfeasance ia office,
and, on conviction, shall forrelt lus otllce. anl be
Incapable or holding ofilce for five years, aud
shall also pay a fine ot five hundred dollars.
AOer the bill had been tinkered to this extent,
the further consideration of it was temporarily
suspended, and, before it could be again brought ,
np, the House adjourned.
It ls probable that the bill will go through the ,
form of a third reading to morrow, aud then bc
sent to the Senate. When it reaches that body,
it will most probably be referred to thc Judiciary
Committee, which will, or course, report lavora
bly, and then it will be passed. 1 would suggest
to the Judiciary Committee to add another sec?
tion, sjpviding that when a colored man asks a
white man to drink or play billiards with him, ,
the said white man must, without hesitation,
consent and pay for the drluK or game; If he rall
to comply with such a reasonable law, he sha!
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall
conviction, be punished by a flue or one thous
dollars, and also imprisoned at hard labor in
penitentiary for three years, during which t
he shall wear a suit of clothes made of black
white cloth-"freedom's flag" represented
the black, and the provisions of the United St;
and South Carolina Civil Rights bills printet
the white patches.
THE BLUE RIDGE BISO.
It will be recollected that last week the Ser
Railroad Committee, to whom was referred
concurrent resolution of thc House relative to
appointment of a committee of investigatiot
examine the affairs of the P' Ridge Rall?
reported, recommending that the Senate do
con?u-, on the ground that the president's ant
report (which he asserted would be submitted
an early day,) would contain "all the informal
desired by the House resolution." * * * "J
should his report be unsatisfactory, it would t
be within the power of the Senate to appolt
committee to investigate." This report, sig
Dy Swails, Hoyt and Leslie, came up for cons
ration to-day, and was discussed for nearly i
"AX INVESTIGATION COURTED."
Nash said he understood that the manager
the Blue Ridge Railroad Company courted
investigation, whether they did or not he
sired that they should have one. They sho
have submitted their annual report long a
they had had sufficient time since the introd
tion of the resolution. The State had a right
know all about this road; it should know
about the four million dollars guaranteed by
State; lt was not known whether these I
been used for the road, invested in lands, in ph
phafs, or what not. Hoyt alluded to the Iel
of President Harrison to UK Railroad Commit
in which he stated that he felt "it due and pro
to state that thc annual report of the comps
to the Comptroller-General has been unavc
ably delayed by unforeseen events, but was n
in process of preparation, and would be s
mltted at the earliest practicable moment," o
then said that he (Hoyt) had just come fr
the section of thc road where they were at wo
and he could state that thc report was bel
prepared. One or the causes for its not beiug ai
nutted before was that the route had not bc
A GLIMPSE AT TnE PAST WANTED.
Hoyt's statement ubout the new route startl
Nash luto an unusual degree of activity. Inste
of rising slowly as ls his custom, he bounced
his feet and indignantly asked what did the St
ate and the people want to know about u ni
route. They wanted to know something of t
past history of the road; nothing of ltsfutn
just at present, at least. Swails had a little
say In defence of thc report of thc committee, i
setting that the president's report would prot
bly contain all thc information that was ncedc
that if it did not, then a committee could be s
pointed to investigate. Nash then stated that
was his opinion that senators thought some ru
road corporations were dangerous things, ai
were afraid to touch them, but he was not;
wanted to know why $75,000 had been paid
men for forfeiting their contract; if we were co
sldering thc little Laurens and Spurtanburg Ra
roads, thc senators would jump upon them at
tear them to pieces; but herc ls thc Blue Rid;
Railroad, which they don't care to touch; it's
big elephant that needs ropiug, and I am in fav?
or roping it."
THAT LITTLE CLIQUE.
Wright (a member or the Railroad Commute
who did not concur in its report) stat<
that betore the committee reported he hr
seen thc Governor, who Is ex-o?cio a member i
thc Executive Committee ot thc road, and he ho
expressed a desire to have an investigating cot
mittec. The senator from Kershaw (jutson) bi
Intimated that such a committee would be only
smelling committee. It was the opinion of som
said Wright, that such a committee would ha'
to smell In some nasty places. Why the rcpoi
of the president of the road had not been subml
ted he (Wright) might not be able to tell, but
was his opinion that as soon os the sinking fur
bill was adopted, the report would bc submit te
The "earliest practicable moment" mentioned I
President Harrison's letter to thc Railroad Cor
mutee would bc just arter that bill becomes a
act. Arter stating that he hoped to have an o;
portunity or showing up some measures or a cc
tain clique who were trying to control the Stat
Wright sat down.
Maxwell was in favor of having a committee I
investigate thc affairs or the road, and called ft
the reading or that portion or thc Governor'
message which rererred to the road. It was real
The clause which is appended became a sort c
mark ror the senators to hurl Jests at; base
mainly upon the Governor's getting around
vexed question without committing himself:
Ouc of two plans should bc adopted at once
Thc first is to abandon the whole scheme or i
direct railroad route tu the West, lose the th-c
millions or money invested by the State, thc Cit;
or Charleston and private individuals, repeal lb
:ict or September, i$08. whereby tour minion doi
lars more or bonds guaranteed by the State wonk
bc sunk aud made valueless, or assist the cumpa
ny tu their efforts to complete thc work by sud
means ns would he valuable to them, and ut tin
same time not Injure Ute credit or thc State.
A SQUARE BLOW AT TUE GOVERNOR.
Several senators wanted to know what had be
come or the rour million of bonds, to which qucs
lion Swails responded by asking them why, i
they were so anxious about thc bonds, they dil
not introduce a bill to repeal thc act authorizlnf
the endorsement anu guarantee of them. "TIK
man,"' said he, "who is ex-offlcio a member of UK
board, and as rumor asserts, ls deeply Interested
In the road, comes and gives us two reasons why
we should get out of lt." Nash: If we introduc?
ed a bill to repeal Ute act, wouldn't thc Governor
veto it f Swails: No. 1 do not think he would
dare do it.
"snow CAUSE wnw"
Hayne stated that he wanted to know why the
contractors, who had forfeited their contract,
were paid $75,000 by tho managers, especially
after the Attorney General had given his opinion
that nothing should be paid ror the annulling or
the contract. This money did not come out or
the funds or the road, but out or the State treas?
ury; there was somethiug rotten in thc whole
transaction, and he wanted it investigated. Nash
said he believed that there was a scheme lu
all ot this annulling or thc contract; Ire believ?
ed that it had been done in order that thc
bonds might bc depreciated und then bc
bought up; he was ot thc opinion that soon these
very men who had thrown up the contract would
own the Laurens, Spartanburg, Greenville and
Columbia and thc Blue Ridge Railroads, aud then
the State would be robbed.
APPOINTMENT OF A COMMITTEE.
After some rurthcr discussion, wiiic.'i was some?
what Irrelevant, the vote was taken upon concur?
ring in the noose resolution, and decided ?H the
affirmative. Yeas-Barber, Buck, Bieinan, Hayne,
Johnston. Montgomery, Maxwell. Kadi, Owens,
Rodgers, Wright aud Wimbush-12, Nays-Hoyt,
Hilson, Lunney. Rainey, Reid and Swails-0. Thc
president then announced Hayne and Nash as
thc committee lu meet with thc committee rrom
the House to investigate. Raiucy moved that
Hayne withdraw and let mc of thc Democrats
tak<! his place, stating that ns they (thc Demo?
crats) believed that there v as something very rot?
ten in thc management ol thc affairs of thc road,
one of them should be ou tu? committee. Where?
upon Hayne stated that so far as this road waa
concerned, he was as mach a Democrat as any of
thom; he believed that there was somethiug rot?
ten, and he wanted to boon the smelling com?
mittee: he would promise that he'd u-;e his smell?
ing powers to the best or his ibility. Finally, Mr.
Bieman was added to the comrnitieo.
There is a project that the affairs or thc Blue
Ridge Railroad will receive a thorough investiga?
IQ the House to-day a bill to compel mill
owners to keep in repair their mill dams or
bridges thereon was taken up, and a motion made
to strike out thc enacting clause. On tins motion
Morrison, colored, said substantially : Mr. Speak?
er. Wee's been 'scussing dis question some time,
an' if de mill dams aint worf a d-n, well den
d-m mc If I see de use of any longer 'scussing dc
d-m subject, and move to lay de whole matter
on de table. The Speaker called him to order for
using profane language and he began to apolo?
gize, when the Speaker put the motion and it was
On the above subject Speaker F. J. Moses will
deliver a lecture next Thursday night, for the ben?
efit of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of
this place. There will, doubtless, be a large
audience. It has been suggested, with a view of
giving ador Columbia's citizens an opportunity
of hearing thc Speaker, that he repeat his lecture
week after next, In Janney's Hall, and thal he
have scenic accessories. First scene, Moses in
the bulrushes; second, Aid-de-camp Moses cling
lng amid political revolution to the desk on
which he wrote Governor Plckcns' order to Dre on
Fort Sumter; third, chameleon Moses "under two
flags," with appropriate mot toe**)y-Ouida; fourth,
ambitions Moses clinging to thc dizzy heights of
fame, tnc highest pinnacle surmounted with a
cap (which, if it (lt he will wear,) bearing thc in?
scription, "Lleutcnant-Ooveftior of Soutli Caro?
lina;" fifth, disappointed Moses tumbling head?
long from the heights he essayed to climb into thc
gulf of political and social oblivion. With these
scenes, and the doubtless novel way the Speaker
will have of handling his subject, the lecture will
be entertaining, if not beneficial.
To-morrow, if nothing prevent, there will be an
election for associate justice for the Supreme
Court, for an unexpired term, and Tor the term of
six years, commencing on thc 30th of July next.
If a man desired to bet upon the election he
would be In a state of uncertainty as for which
of the two candidates, Whipper or Wright, lt
would be best to "lay his money down." Thc
friends of each are confident of success, yet Whip?
per's friends appear to bc more earnest workers.
They have started a report that Wright is thc
leader of a "Third" political party In thc State.
A colored man who ls engaged upon some work
about the Capitol, and bas some influence, was
told that he could secure five dollars more per
day by exerting that influence to secure the votes
ofthe Edgefleld membsrs for Whipper, hast Sat?
urday the "Forty Thieves" organization ol thc
House were In open revolt against Whipper, but
as Bowen is Whipper's friend, and has an oppor?
tunity of looking at Congressional appropriations,
these rebels have doublcss ere this been con?
In the Hoase. to-day. Elliott, from the Commit?
tee on Rules, to whom was referred a resolution
providing for the holding of evening sessions or
thc Bouse, reported back thc same, accompanied
by a substitute, providing that rrom ami arter
Wednesday, 2d of February, 1S70, night sessions
be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday even?
ings of each week, commencing at 7 P. M., and
ending at pleasure, for the purpose or considering
the Code, al which session no other business but
the Code shall bc considered. Thu report was
RATIFICATION OF ACTS.
The Speaker ot thc House or Representatives
attended in thc Senate to day, when the following
acts and joint resolutions were duly ratified: Au
act to Incorporate thc Charleston Loan Company;
to incorporate the Wluusboro' Baptist Church, ol
Fairfield Couuty; to rmend the charter or the
Georgetown Railroad Company, and thc several
acts amendatory ol thc same; to grant and give
consent, of the Legislature or this State to thc con?
veyance to Hie United States ot thc lot or lund
sit?ale on Richardson and Laurel streets, in thc
City of Columbia, hereluartcr described, for the
purpose or a post?nico and courthouse, or for
other purposes, and to cede to thc United
States jurisdiction therein; to authorize thc
Governor to remove county auditors, trea?
surers and other officers by him appointed; to
vest in Toucy Stafford thc charter or a Terry rrom
Dill's Bluff, on James Island, to thc City ot Charles?
ton; to Incorporate the Heston Fire Engine Com?
pany, or Georgetown, South Carolina; joint reso?
lution to authorize the State Treasurer to Issue a
rent wal of six per cent. State stock to thc ex?
ecutor of thc estate of Maria Brisbane, or to his
legal representatives; to extend thc time in which
the claims or teachers for services rendered dur?
ing thc year commencing October 31, 1807, shall
be presented for payaient; authorizing thc treas?
urer to advance six thousand dollars per month
to thesuperlntendentof the Penitentiary ol South
There was no meeting or thc new board or re?
gents or thc Lunatic Asylum Saturday night,
consequently there was no election for superin?
Lurayette Wooli, otic or thc lesser lights or
Charleston Radicalism, has been taken Into thc
Radical shceprold here; ir anybody suffers, it will
be the woir, not the lambs, |n this instance. L.
TUE ROADS TO RUIS.
Strange Freaks of County O/Eclair.
TO THE EDITOR OK THE NEWS.
To all whom it may concern: First, as to
thc conduct ol the couuty assessors aud auditors
There have been the most glaring and daring
preferences and partialities shown tu the valua?
tion of property, lu real estate, according to
their prejudices and prefcienees. In some cases
putting some men's property much below its
value. In other cases it is known, and can bc
proved, taking the value or the property bcrore
thc war, or afterwards. There arc cases where
some have been taxed more than ten times as
much os others, and the money collected. Whcu
complaint has been made to the county auditors,
Insult has been added to Injury. Is there no re?
dress rrom this state or things ?
Secondly. As to the county commissioners or
public roads, they have Introduced a new system
or improving roads and bridges. -In some cases
for work nut worth two dollars they have puid
twenty-live. In other cases for work not worth
nine hundred they have paid over two thousand
dollars. lu anot her case they have paid for work
over two thousand eight hundred dollars, when
the rall value or the work done was not worth ex?
ceeding eight hundred dollars.
Last, but not least, a notion was conceived by
them that they would make a sweeping business
or the property-holders or this township, especial?
ly those whose property had been put and taxed
so much beyond Its value. They advertised for
bidders lo build a road through the Horseshoe
country. Arter their HpccltlcutiOli. which was
certainly a very gigantic undertaking, it would
and did necessarily require more Minn ten times
thc amount or labor that tho two thoucand eight
hundred dollar job did. Every practical man In
thc community could but know, when this last
job was completed, a public nuisance had been
fixed, to stand ror thc next twenty years. The
only remedy, an additional enormous cxpeusc or
a new road" This work has been completed with?
in thc time allowed, and. before Christmas, the
commissioners summoned and Invited to visit
the same for the purpose or receiving or reject?
ing, as thc conditions or the contract required
them to do. and as every principle or justice to
the parties building the road and the travelling
community compelled them to. One month has
elapsed, and no commissioners yet. The travel?
ling community arc outraged and injured, and
nothing being done.
The condition or the road rrom Hunter's Hill to
Six mile post, beyond the Horseshoe bridge, de
ties the passing over with a loaded vehicle ol any
kind. When it has been attempted. Hie persons
so attempting have been compelled to bridge thc
ditches, prize up their wagon, take the swamp
amt cut their way as best they could.
Now, a word as to the chairman's acknowledged
ability tor his task. He assigns his reasons for not
visiting the work, Hint, he docs not. know one foot
rrom three feet, and for this reason must have his
surveyor. The other commissioner Isa colored
man, 1 think, or character, but think in this mut?
ter Se has been controlled br the chairman
i.gainst his own conviction and judgment. There
are ot icr matters or interest to the public, and to
which 1 shall call attention in my uexr communi?
TBE COLORED SENATOR.
PROBABLY WILL NOT GET IIIS SEAT.
THE ADMISSION OP MISSISSIPPI.
FUNDING THE NATIONAL ?E BT,
ISPKCIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE NETTS.]
WASHINGTON, February 1.
The Reconstruction Committee meet on Fri?
day to frame a bill to reg?late the admission of
Mississippi. The majority are already In favor of
imposing upon Mississippi thc conditions exacted
It ls believed that Revels, thc colored senator
from Mississippi, will be rejected, on the ground
that he has not been long enough a citizen of thc
United States to be qualified as a senator under
[The United States Constitution provides that
"no person shall bc a senator who ??hall not have
attained the age of thirty years, and been nine
years a citizen of the United States.]
Thc Finance Committee of the Senate have
agreed on a. bill to fund the public debt In three
new loans, bearing interest respectively at the
rate of five, four and a half, and four per cent.
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, February L
Debt decrease, $3,'J33,GiH. Coin balance,
$101,000,730, Including fifty millions coin certifi?
cates. Currency in treasury, $S,?90,800. Purchas?
ed bonds and interest, $|^,082,384 60.
The Mexicali Claims Commission have adjourn?
ed to the first Monday in June, the time required
for rebutting evidence requiring this long
In a case from Missouri, involving liability for
seizure of property by officers, the Supreme Court
holds that a State may enact retroactive laws,
when not prohibited by its established constitu?
tion, and not in violation of the provisions of the
Federal Constitution, In relation to rx post facto
LATER.-Revenno to-day six hundred and
eighty-four thousand dollars.
The steamers Yantlc and Swatarahavc been or?
dered io thc West Indies.
Thc Election Committee have finally voted to
oust Green and scat Van Wycfc.
The House is discussing Booker vs. Tucker, from
In thc Senate,. Saulsbury presented a petition to
restore Hie government to white men.
The Mississippi bill Has been referred to the Ju?
LATER.-In tho Senate Ramsey presented and
advocated a resolution, which was adopted, look?
ing to the mediation of the United States for thc
settlement of thc difficulties between Cauad a and
thc people of Winnepeg Territory.
Senator Lewis and Johnson, of Virginia, were
assigned positions on thc standing committees.
Anthony introduced a bill to discontinue the
publication of books by thc General Government
ffct popular distribution, and to dispense with
newspaper publication of the laws, except those
of general value.
A joint resolution wa3 Int roduced by Conkliu
declaring the State of Mississippi entitled to rep?
resentation In Congress.
Thc Currency bill was amended by Increasing
thc proposed additional volume of circulating
notes from forty-five to sixty-five millions.
An amendment of Saulsbury tc repeal thc ten
per cent, tax upon State bank Issues, imposed in
185*, was voted down.
In the House, Booker, from Virginia, was seat?
ed after a sharp contest.
The Tariff bill was reported. Schenck explain?
ed that the bill was merely amendatory of thc
former bill. It converts ad valorem Into spccitlc
duties, wheuever possible; also very much en?
larges the free list, mainly on raw material enter?
ing into manufactures. The committee endeavor?
ed to keep in mind these things: Equal protec?
tion and consumption.
Brooks, opposing thc bill, said thc reductions In
thc bill had been Injudiciously made npou mere
revenue articles, such as tea, coffee, sugar, bran?
dy, spices, liquors, Ac., thus reducing the revenue
In order to have an excuse tor raising thc duty
on Iron, steel, carpeting, and even on old type;
but what was not done in thc bill was far more cen?
surable than what was done. The objectionable du?
ties stooil upon coal, salt, lead, lumber, hides, Ac.
Finally, after much squabbling, the bill was or?
dered to bc printed and made the special order
for Tuesday, the 15th. The House considered the
appropriations to thc close.
SERIOUS ILLNESS OE THE 1'OPE.
PARIS, February 1.
The Pope had an epileptic lit, but it is not
regarded as fatal.
AS EDITOR KILLED.
KEY WEST, February 1.
The editor of thc Voz dc Cuba, who came
from Havana to tight a duel with thc editor or the
Key West Republican, was killed in an affray.
SPARKS FROM TILE WIRES.
There has been a remarkable increase in Hie
smallpox, in Paris, in thc past row days.
Thc Metropolitan Police bill, for Philadelphia,
passed thc State Scnutc.
DEATH OF ROBERT HAUERSUAM.-Mr. Robert
Ilabersham, or Savannah, died on Sunday morn?
ing, lu his 87th year. He was born in Savannah,
on the 25th day or December, 1783. He was the
son or the Hon. Joseph Ilabersham, the first Post
master-General of thc United States, anti a direct
descendant of one or the first settlers or Georgia
under Oglethorpe. The Savannah News says:
Mr. Ilabersham received a liberal education,
and early In lire began the factorage and com?
mission business in his native city, ?LS one of the
linn of R. A.I. Hahcrshain. Kioin thal time and
until thc date of his decease, lie was regarded
as mic of .Savannah's most Intelligent., enterpris?
ing and active merchants; ?iud at his death bc
was not only her oldest merchant, but the last of
Mis cotemporarics in mercantile pursuits. Mr.
Habershaiu had, at the beginning of the late war,
accumulated a fortune on which almost any per?
son of less activity might have retired. Such,
however, was the energy (ff his nature ami active
business habits, that lie could noe bc idle. In
th -sc respects he was most remarkable. \Vu can?
not recall to mind a life ot so much length?
ened mercantile activity : and wc can just?
ly add, that lils commercial or personal
honor was never questioned. Devoting ?in
hi-? time to ac ive business pursuits, Mr.
Ilabersham was very little engaged in pub
lie affairs. He held, for many years, the office or
treasurer or Chatham County, willi great fidelity
and acceptance to thc public. In 1833, he was
one or the representatives from Georgia in the
Anti-Tariff Convention which met in Philadel?
phia; and he was always a uniform supporter of
Internal improvements, and of everything that
tended to develop the material wealth or the
country. It was in the social and domestic cir?
cle that he shone. Thc honored and revered
head ol n numerous household, he was justly re?
garded as the model or a husband, rallier and
friend. His charities were large, his deeds or
kindness and benevolence great. "Like a shock
of cont fnilv ripe, ho has been gathered io his
rathers." Ills familiar face will no more bc seen
at thc counting-room, in the busy marts of com?
merce, orat thc domestic hearth: but his memory
will be cherished In affectionate regard by ail
who knew him. To his family we tender our sin?
cere condolence and sympathy.
-Thc centenary of Beethoven will occur
n-.'Xt December, and the English musical pa?
pers are urging thc propriety ol' taking some
special notice ol' it.
THE TOVXQ KIMPTON,
WHAT IT COSTS TO KEEP A FINANCIAL
An Appeal to the Common Sense of
the Legislature. -
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
I propose in this communication to call thc
attention of the Legislature, especially of the
finance committees of the respective houses, to the
disgraceful deception which reckless North?
ern adventurers, aided by the Executive and fis?
cal ofilcers of the State, have practiced upon the
people concerning the duties and responsibilities
of a certain fortune-hunter, dubbed the financial
agent of south Carolina.
Thc local habitation of this gentleman is
the City of New York, but he can discharge
himself long enough from lils very ponder?
ous affairs there to visit Colnmbla to secure
thc passage of the infamous Gold bill by the
Legislature, and generally to instruct us what
laws should be passed concerning our finances
and taxes. It ls readily admitted that without
such an Instrument os Mr. Ktmpton ls, located at
the centre of the wealth and money power and
roguery of thc Union, the schemes or our public
plunderers whom I have named would be alto?
gether abortive. To them, therefore, he ls a ne?
cessary piece or machinery. Rut l utterly deny
that in any way such an agent as Mr. Ktmpton
ls set up to be by thc Governor ls essential to the
management or our Ananaes; and thc law, under
which his appointment has been made, and
under which the Executive shelters himself, has
been wilfully perverted and misinterpreted.
Mr. Klmpton's agency ls a paid agency, and
there is no authority in the law for paying to him
any compensation whatever for his personal com?
missions, lt has been stated In thc public papers
(and this fact stands uncontradicted) that, to this
time, this agency has cost the taxpayers or the
State about seventy-six thousand dollars (?70,
000.) Into whose pockets bas this enormous sum
or money gone? Why, into those or Mr. Klmp
ton and his "ring." The hardihood or this whole
scheme, its wickedness and Impudence, trans?
cends all precedent of corrupt governments
known to history. The term "expenses," used In
the acts on the subject, has no reference to per?
sonal compensation, and thc appropriation of the
fonds or the State for the private benefit or Klmp
ton & Co. by the Governor, or any one else, ls a
gross misuse or those funds, and without war?
rant of law. It Is nothing short ol an act or pub?
lic plunder, perpetrated by high officials who
imagine that they are not amenable to law be?
cause they are In the chariot or power which may
bc driven over thc law with Impunity.
Who does not know that any bank in New York
would Jump at thc opportunity or performing all
the fonctions which lt ls pretended Mr. Kimpton
discharges for the State In that city, without
charging any commission whatever? There is
nothing more acceptable to banks and bankers,
of thc very first class and credit, than deposits,
because to bank in deposits is regarded perfectly
legitimate and safe, while thc trust and confi?
dence or thc depositor enlarge and fortify thc
credit of monlcd men and corporations. The
truth is, Mr. Kimpton, according to thc custom
and usage of banks and bankers, (as ls abundant?
ly proved by circulars before me,) should bc made |
to pay Interest on thc dally balances In his hands
in favor or thc State, for thc reason that these
balances are aa actual capital at lils command,
which he manages for his own benefit. To say,
therefore, that thc disbursement or the money or
thc people to pay this so-called financial agent ol
thc State for keeping thc rands and negotiating
her bonds In New York has legislative authority,
is a cheating delusion and a disreputable imposi?
tion upon thc Incautious confidence or Inexperi?
enced law-makers and untutored guardians of
the popular Interest.
Rut apart from the question or thc misuse or
thc fonds of thc State to pay a financial agent for
doing what any responsible bank or ' '.nker in
New York would bc glad to do for thc remunera?
tion incidental to the trust, lt is Important for us
to know a great deal more about Mr. Kimpton than
our people do. He holds constantly In his hands
a large amount ot the fonds and credits ol thc
State. Through his fingers enormous sums of the
money or our people pass, and these sums are
about to bc increased by thc million. Now, lu
reference to these fonds, I deny that there ls any
statute ol thc State defining his duties, or secur?
ing thc faithful fulfilment or them.
It ls said that Mr. Kimpton has voluntarily given
a bond to Indemnity thc State against his possi?
ble fraud ami failure, and consequent heavy loss
to our people. Well, I ask, whose names make
that bond secure, and where ls the law requiring
him to execute it, and making lt, therefore, an
o?elal bond ? There can bc no official bond, un?
less that bond be given by a public ollie er under
the requirement or law; and I deny, polutcdly,
that In the contemplation or by the authority ol
any act or thc General Assembly or this State, Mr.
Kimpton, In thc legal acceptation or thc tenn, ls
au officer or the Stale.
Nor will thc very Intelligent Attorney-General,
whose explor?t hm ol New York for n financial
agent for lils friends, resulted In thc discovery of
this wondrous, precious genius ol finance, an?
nounce a contrary opinion. Thc bond he has
given (ir, Indeed, thc tact bc sn, as I suppose it ls.)
ls notan official bond, enforcible at law against
him in case or his delinquency In thievery. It ls
not a contract with thc Slate, for there is no btw
requiring Its execution. It ls rumored that Mr.
Kimpton has not only given to the State a volun?
tary bond, but that lt ls a bona with responsible
sureties. But if Hie bond itself be a nullity, how
can it bc enforced against thc sureties thereto ?
I have a right, however, to deny that Mr. Klmp?
ton's bond hus any sureties to it, Inasmuch as
thc committee raised underSenator Andra's reso?
lution did not BO report to thc Legislature. Thut
committee did not even examine thc so-called
bond olthis prodigy In banking; they only found
such a paper spread upon tlie records or thc Sec?
retary or Stale. Now, the obvious duty or the
committee was to look into this whole matter,
and by their report lay before t he General Assem?
bly the whole facts as to Mr. Klmpton's rela?
tion to thc finances of thc State, and
by it, if practicable, assure the people
who pnj the taxes ou which thc government
lives ami moves, that their fonds and lands were
amply defended against the reckless enterprises
and piracies ot an obscure Wall street broker and
shaver. ? am more than grieved to know that
Senator Arnim, who, although a stranger among
us, appears to possess, In common, 1 am glad to
say, with Senators Cain and Wright, int grtty,
moral and political courage, did not denounce the
whole Iniquity of thia so-called financial agency of
tue State lu New York, and urge thc Legislature
to adopt the most effectual measures or security
against fraud and thc perilous private misuse or
thc fonds and credits or the State In connection
with it; and I solemnly warn my fellow-citizens
in thc General Assembly on this subject, lest they
wake up some morning to lind Mr. Klmptoii a
dishonored bankrupt, and the State a disastrous
and hopeless loser by his failure. Let no time bc
lost hi this all-important matter. 1 implore my
Intelligent colored friends who arc in power to
sec to it quickly that thc humane schemes which
they entertain for the amelioration of thc condi?
tion or their race in South Carolina be not dashed
down in ruins by thc bursting or this very finan?
cial agency amidst thc threatened money con?
vulsions in New York.
It will not bc forgotten that thc Legislature has
just passed an act requiring Insurance compa?
nies of other States which establish agencies In
this State, to deposit with the Comptroller-Gene?
ral of South Carolina, bonds to the amount of
?50,000 as a prerequisite to the Issuing or their
policies, In order to protect the assured to that
extent at least at home. And a measure is now
before the General Assembly of a similar charac
ter, In ftferenee to our banks. May I not ask7
with tremendous force, why like security has not
been demanded by provision of law against the
consequences to the State of the misfortune or
rascality of this Wall street shaver? That
sort of security, although voluntarily given,
would be legally valid and available even with?
out direction of law, as the bare deposit of the
bonds for the purpose of State indemnity wonld
create a Hen to the extent o' Mr. Kimpton's defal?
I trust that I have said enough to stimulate the
activity and vigilance of thc General Assembly In
this vital matter, and hope to see good fruits
spring from my honest labor. COLUMBIA.
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES.
-Verdi expects to pass the winter in Genoa.
-Edmund Falconer has written a new play
-Fechter refuses to play at a matinee per?
-Offenbach, at last accounts, was at Nice
-Fontana, editor of the posthumous works
of Chopin, has hanged himself.
-Mlle. Corny, a new prima donna, ls to ap?
pear at the Lyrique, Paris, in "Bon Pasquale."
-Nilsson wants to come to the United States,
and is likely to accept Manager Palmer's offer.
-Patti sung in "Faust" in St. Petersburg
and was called ont eleven times to be covered
-Theatre parties, including a supper at Del
monico's, have taken the place of the German
in New York society.
-Madame Viardot-Garcia denies tho report
that she is about to return to the lyric stage,
which she left seven years ago.
-Therosa has played In the "White Cat" at
Paris for 148 nights, without missing a per?
formance, Sundays not excepted.
-Rossini's Mass has reaehed Moscow, where
it has lately been sung by the Marchisio sis?
ters and other Italian opera artistes. The
Mass has also been brought out in Brescia,
-Opera singers of celebrity have, In days
gone by, made quite as much money as they
do now. Rublni's income in one year was
?90,000. Mrs. Rillington ono year realized
-Camillo Guiccl is the name of a boy pianist
who is a protege of Liszt at Rome. Liszt pre?
dicts great things lor the gifted youth, who ls
thc son of an Italian literary man of local rep?
-Weber's opera "Der Freischutz" ls known
in. Europe also under the titles "Le Franc
Archer," "Le Tireur Sorcier" and "Les Balles
Magiques." Thc plot was originally taken
from a story by Frederick Kind.
-The Roman Censorship has decreed that
the music of thc "Huguenot's," in Meyerbeer's
opera, shall be given Lo Catholics; that Mephis?
topheles, in "Faust," shall be only a doctor;
and that thc monastery in "Favorita" shall be
-Moscow has a "Russian Musical Society,"
which lately gave a concert, performing Men?
delssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream" music,
Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, fragments
from Schumann's Mass and Wagner's "Tann
-A young sister of Miss Adelaide Phillips,
now studying in London under the direction
of Signor Garcia, promises to attain great em?
inence In thc lyric world. She will retnra to
this country in about a year, and will appear
in public soon afterwards.
-Grlsi's death resulted from her refusal to
have poultices applied to a carbuncle on her
face. It was, at her suggestion and with the
consent of her medical adviser, repressed,
and th'is poisoned thc blood and affected the
brain. At her death a second carbuncle had
formed near the eye.
-At Exeter Hall, lately, Nilsson gave a con?
cert, In thc first part of which every one of
tlic selections-with a single Mendelssohnlan
exception-was from Handel. In "Let the
bright seraphim" the vocalist was specially
successful. Sims Reeves took part In the con?
cert. Tltomas Harper, thc trumpeter, was
among thc performers.
-Titlens ls more devoted to art than to
love. A romantic story is told about her ear?
ly career. A young man of wealth and posi?
tion once wished to marry her, but he made
it a condition that she should give up her pro?
fession. She asked for nine months to con?
sider his proposals, but happily at the end of
that time she made a choice of the stage, to
the lasting benefit of the world generally.
-Tho PliTorari music by the peasant min?
strels at Rome is described as peculiarly hide?
ous. "First there is the bagpipe with its sus?
tained chords, and then suddenly commencing
' on the sixth, the fearful zampogna, with a tone
resembling thc shriek of a tortured ape, hur?
rying down, with certain quick cross-figures,
to thc tonic; stopping there for awhile, and
then beginning thc horrible process from the
-London ls to have "Hamlet" in a new way.
An eminent reader, a Mr. Bellew, is to read
the tragedy, or tho principal parts of lt, while
simultaneously a scries of tableaux vivants,
with living ligures, fine scenery and correct
costumes will bo presented to the audience.
Tile theory is that all the essential features of
a stage performanee may be enjoyed, without
the Infliction of bad acting; but the experi?
ment seems a hazardous one.
THE GEORGIA LEGISLATURE.
In the Senate, on Saturday, nothing Impor?
tant was done, but a senator (Speers) said,
"he wantetl no prayers, he was able lo do his
own praying," and a motion to procure a chap?
lain was laid on the table.
In the House, J. E. Bryant submitted his
written protest against any action of thc
House, because of its Illegal organization, and
asked to have it read and entered on the jour?
nal. This protest elicited mum discussion ol
a warm and earnest character. Pending thc
discussion, a committee was appointed to
proceed with the .Senate Committee to inform
Bullock of tho organization. The discussion
on Bryant's protest continued until Hie return
ol' i tie embassy sent to Bullock. As usual.
Bullock luul nu'will to announce until braced
bv Terry. Ile announced to the committees
that ho would refer tho information received
to the "Grand Mogul," and would send In his
message at 12 M., on Wednesday. Without
action on Bryant's protest, thc House adjourn?
ed to 12 o'clock M., Wednesday. The Tweedy
Filzpuirick-Biodgctts trial was progressing.
Tile facts developed are about the same as al?
B R O K E* R ,
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SOUTHERN SECURITIES of every description,
viz: Uncurrent Bank Notes, State, City and Rail?
road Stocks, Bonds aud Coupons, bought and sold
GOLD AND SILVER COIN.
Orders solicited and promptly executed.
Prices Current issued weekly and forwarded
gratuitously to any point on application as above.
Attention given to the purchase and sale of
Real Estate. dec!3 niwf 3mosD&c
HASELL.-Died suddenly, on Waccamaw, Janu?
ary 28th, Mrs. CATHARINE HASELY aged 82.
??- THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hughes, and
of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Hughes, are respectfully in?
vited to attend the Funeral Services of Mr. J. P.
HUGHES, at his late residence, No. 34 StuthBay,
THIS MORNING, at half-past ll o'clock. feo2 *
'QFFICE OF THE
NEW TORE, January io, 1870.
THE PAID UP CAPITAL IS.$1,648,800 M
THE COMPANY HAS THE FOLLOWING ASSETS:
Cash in Bank and in England. $660,406 61
Government bonds, demand and bond
and mortgage loans.'.?, 335,450 00
Real estate, bank and railroad stocks
and bonds. 627,298 IS
Bills receivable and premiums due... 897,330 41
Reinsurance, salvage and sundry ac?
counts. 259,689 79
Freights and Cargoes Insured at this office te
and from all ports in the world at the current pre?
mium In gold or currency, as may be desired.
Certificates arc issued under which losses are
made payable at the Company's Bankers in Lon?
don . Liverpool, and are available with Bankers
abroad and at home as collateral security.
A Cash Discount from rhe current rate will be
made as equivalent to Scrip Dividends ol Mutual
Companies, if desired, when negotiating tb?
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WM. H. GUION, JOHN R. G ARDNER,
SA ML. D. BABCOCK, HENRY F. SFAOLDI.NO,
JAMES M. BROWN, WILSON G. HUNT,
N. CHANDLER, J. B. JOHNSTON,
WM. M. EVARTS, GEO. W. BEE,
JOHN ALLEN, ROBERT SPEDDINO,
THOMAS SLOCOMB, GEO. W. HENNINGS,
W. BUTLER DUNCAN, CHAS. LULINO,
JOHN J. CRANK, JOHN L. ASPINWALL,
CHAS. G. LANDAN, JACOB DE NEUFVILLE,
M. A. SORCHAN, HENRY M. TABER,
C. C. BALDWIN, NATHL. B. WEED,
FRANK PHBLPS, FREDK. SCHUCHARDT,
JAMES T. SOUTTER, GEO. WESTFELDT,
JOHN A. PARKER, President.
ALEXR. MACKAY, vice-President.
W. T. LOCKWOOD, Secretary.
Q, U ARDIAN MUTUAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
ORGANIZED IN 1869.
ALL POLICIES NON-FORFEITABLE.
HALF LOAN TAKEN. NO NOTES REQUIRED.
LAST CASH DIVIDEND (FIFTY) 50 PER CENT.
Polices in force.$25,000,60?
Annual Income. 800,ow
Losses Paid. 600,009
W. H. PECKHAM, President.
WM. T. HOOKER, Vlce-Preald nr.
L. MCADAM, Secretary and Actuary.
G. A. FUDICKAR, Superintendent.
Hon. John A. Dix, New York.
Hon. James Harper, Firm of Harper k Bros., ex
Mayor New York.
John J. Crane, President Bank Republic.
Wm. M. Vermllye, Banker, (Vermilye & Co.)
Chas. 0. Rockwood, Cashier Newark Banking
Hon. George Opydyke, ex-Mayor New York.
Minot C. Morgan, Banker.
Thomas Rigney, Firm Thomas Rigney k Co.
Benj. B. Sherman, Treasurer New York Steam
Sugar Reil un g Company.
Aaron Arnold, Firm of Arnold, Constable k Co.
Richard H. Bowne, Wetmore k Bowne, Lawyers.
E. V. Haughwout, Firm E. V. Haughwout k Co.
Wm. WUkcnfl, Firm of Wukens k Co.
Julius H. Pratt, Merchant.
Wm. W. Wright, Merchant.
Charles J. Starr, Merchant.
William Allen, Merchant.
Geo. W. Cuyler, Banker, Palmyra, N. Y.
Geo. T. Hope, President Commentai Fire Insur?
John G. Sherwood, Park Place.
Walton H. Peckham, corner Fifth Avenue ant
Edward H. Wright, Newark, N. J.
Geo. W. Farlee, Counsellor.
W. L. Cogswell, Merchant.
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General Agents for South Carolina and Georgia,
Office No. 40 Broad street,
Charleston, S. 0.
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PORTRAIT AND PICTURE FRAME MANUFAC?
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Old Frames Regilt equal to new. Looking
glasses of all sizes fitted to Frames.
Just received, an assortment of fine Chromos
and Engravings._decs wfm3moa
p GADSDEN HASELL,
Charleston, S. C.
My Business as FACTOR and COMMISSION
MERCHANT ceases this date. Mr. P. GADSDEN
HASELL succeeds me, and I respectfully ask for
him thc courtesy heretofore extended to me.
GEORGE H. HOPPOCK,
Charleston, January 20.1870._febl
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