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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
IV Circuit JuVge and Supreme Judge
bc Sleeted on Friday "Week. .
DEBATE ON THE BONE BILL.
TUE MONOPOLY CLAUSE STRICKEN
A TO CC II JOB FOB BUBB A R D .
[SVECIAL TELECK.VM TO TUE NEWS.]
COLLiiuiA, February 3.
In the Senate, the petition of citizens living in
the suburbs or Mount Pleasant, against a bill to
amend the charter or that town, and to provide a
new election, was rcrerred to the Judiciary Com?
Thc election for a judge or thc Fifth Circuit is
postponed till thc nth instant.
The bill to "grant thc exclusive right to dig
phosphates in the navigable streams or the State
was discussed for two hours, and r-?ceivcd its
second reading. The word "exclusive," and the
names or Edward Willis and Alexander R. Chis
olm, were stricken oat. The company must pay
Jive hundred dollars license, and give bond ror
$00,000 before commencing business: must pay
one dollar a ton royalty, and keep their books
open for the inspection of thc auditor or his re?
In the House, notice was given of the following
bills: By Ransier, to Incorporate the "Eastern
City Railway Company of Charleston;" by Jack?
son, to establish a ferry over the Congaree River.
The following bills were r-'ad a first time: To
enlarge the powers of the Town Council or Moul
trieville and authorize the county treasurer to pay
them taxes Tor ISTO levied on property and per?
sons within the limits of said corporation; to
amend an act to organize the. Circuit Court; to
incorporate the Comet Light Infantry, Randolph
Ritlemen and Lincoln Guards; to incorporate Hie
Port Royal, Columbia and Northwestern Rail?
road; to incorporate the Santee National Guards;
to prevent boys under fifteen years from carrying
pistols; to prevent carrying persons under
twenty-one years out of the State, and to protect.
tli4nghti. of paren ts: to authorize clerks or court
to take testimony in certatu cases.
The following bills were passed and sent to thc
Senate: To incorporate the Grove Station Bridge
Company; to incorporate the Wlde Awakc Engine
Company, of Sumter; to change the name cr the
Middle Saluda Turnpike Company.
The title was changed toan act or a bill to In?
corporate the Columbia Oil Company.
Hoyle Introduced a concurrent resolution re?
quiring thc State constable to report, within ten
days, the names or all persons murdered in this
State during thc past year, as represented in his
official report. This was adopted and sent to the
Senate, which concurred. A resolution was adopt?
ed to elect an associate justice of the Supreme
Court for a term of six years, on Friday, the 11th.
Wright typ* tlic Supreme Bench-Ills
Resignation- Carel I na mutual Assur?
ance Company - Speedy Examina?
tions- Railroad Consolidation -Text
Bftoks?Salaries and Contracts-Phos?
phates-Is there a Phosphate Ring ?
So Distinction on Account of Color-A
Stray Items. /
[FROM ova OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February 2.
THE NEW ASSOCIATE JCSTICE.
.itt ten o'clock this morning there was quite a
large number of members and senators assem?
bled in the Supreme Court room, walting to wit
new the installation ceremonies ot J. J. Wright,
cMored, who was yesterday elected to lill the
vacancy on the Supreme bench, caused by
the resignation or Hogc. The court met, but
much to the disappointment of thc assem?
blage, Wright did not appear. The expla?
nation given fiat tho case thea to bc considered
had been partially argued the day before, and as
Wright had not heard that portion of the argu?
ment he would not sit upon the case, but would
take his seat when the next case was called,
seemed to bc satisfactory, and the crowd waited,
listening patiently to thc arguments in the case
of Parker vs. P. J. Coogan, thea under considera?
tion. Wright was in the ante room, In rear or thc
judge's stand, and could be seeu by those In thc
court-room, receiving the congratulations or
those or his friends who called, A Tew minutes
before twelve o'clock thc arguments ceased, and
another case was called. Wright then walked in
and took his seat to thc left or Chier Justice
Moses, who turned in his seat, bowed and shook
hands with hts junior associate. Justice Willard,
who sat on the right or thc Chier Justice, made no
sign of r?cognition whatever. The entrance or
Wright occasioned no interruption; one of the
lawyers in the case called up had commenced
with "may it please your honors,'' before he ca?
tered, and continued his argument. Wright sat
without his judicial robes, not having had time to
During the day he gave a champagne collation.
The defoat in the House, to-day, by a vote of
sixty to thirty, of a resolution providing for a
jl?nt assembly on thc Stli of this monia, for the
purpose of electing an associate justice of the Su?
preme Court for the terra or one year, commenc?
ing July 30, ISTO, shows the animus or Whipper's
friends, as those who voted for bim yesterday
voted solidly to lay the resolution on thc table.
Early in the m ?ming ses-ion or the S-.-natc, the
following letter of resignation was submitted,
and, on motion of Aruim, His resignation was ac?
STATE OK SOITII CAROLINA, \
IN THE SENATE, COLI MLIA, S. C.. Februarys.)
To (he Presktentan? Members of (he Senate:
Having been elected by the General Assembly
to thc position of associate justice of thu Su?
preme Court ur this State, I bog leave herewith
most respectfully to tender my resignation as
senator from Beaufort County. In revering Biy
connection with yourlionuMbie body, i ?Icslrc
to express my heartfelt wishes for your highest
success in all future deviations, a(lti ty say
that 1 shall ever ,eialnthe mos: pleasing rccol
lCCtl/;iis of onr past associations. Accept, sena?
tors, ray warmest gratitude for the many evi?
dences or kindness I have experienced at vour
hands. 1 reinuiti, senators, very respectfully
yours, J. J. WRIGHT.
The counties of Abbeville and Beaufort arc not
now represented in the Senate. The President or
that body has the power to order au election to
HU tho vacancies, but will not, as the general
election will take place before another session of
CAROLINA UlTCAL ASSURANCE COMPANY.
There was presented in the Senate to-day. and
referred to thc Judiciary Committee, a petition
from this company, which shows that "about
eighteen years ago the pctUlohcrs were chartered
m an association for mutual assistance and pro?
tection in cases of loss or damage by fire; that
your petitioners are no share company for gain
or prolit, arni they therefore have no capital ex?
cepting a small deposit from each member ac?
cording to his rate, to be assessed in case of need,
and subject to withdrawal at any time. Tha
fur, the whole of such deposits amount
about fourteen thousand dollars, and n
bc held to bc returned upon the rc
nation' of any of the respective memb
that by the terms qi the act to better pro
holders or insurance policies in this State, pa1
by your honorable hotly, on the 2lst day or
comber, lS?O, requiring a deposit or twenty tl
saud dollars, in bonds, your petitioners wool?
deprived or their charter, and their benevo
and approved institution would cease to c>
inasmuch as it would be impossible for then
comply with its terms: that they have not
capital to invest, and, by thc terms of their cl
ter and the object or their association, it will
impossible to acquire the same; that this age
progressive and humanitarian one, and all r
lie measures calculated to benefit and atncliot
thc social condition or communities aud indivi
als, and to limit thc overpowering Torce or ci
tal, should bc sustained and promoted by
liberal and enlightened or mankind, and, in
conildencc that your honorable body is goner
actuated by such sentiment?, ycur petition
respectfully pray ror such action or exemption
their behalt as will enable them to continue
the exercise ol their ravorite system or insnrai
and mutual protection."
In the Senate to-day Cain introduced a "bill
secure a speedy examination or persons arres
Tor indictable offences," which provides tl
whenever any person is arrested for an oil'et
indictable under the laws of thc State, it shall
the duty of the arresting ofllcer to carry him
her beiore a magistrate or justice or thc pet
for examination within twelve hours after si
arrest; that the magistrate or justice shall citl
discharge, admit to bail, or commit such pc-rs
to the common jail; that any arresting ofllcer
magistral who shall fail to comply with thc p
visions or the bill, shall bc deemed guilty ol m
demeanor, aud, on convUrtton, shall bR punish
by a fine of not less titan two nor more than ll
hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in thc co
mon jail for not less than ten days ncr mc
than six months.
A short time ago, a bill to regulate the rights
railroad companies was introduced in the Sena
received three readings, and was sent to t
Uonse. The bill simply provided a plan for t
consolidation or railroads, and it was believed
the time it was introduced that it was only ano!
rr one or the schemes of the niue Ridge Rallro;
"ring;" this one to get into their possession ti
Blue Ridge, Spartanbnrg, Laarens, and Grce
kille aud Colombia Railroads, and consolida
them. Those who did not believe this thoug
lhere was something "fishy about lt, yet let it i
gassed. However, an attempt has been made
reconsider the bill Ia thc Senate, yesterda,
2aln introduced a resolution, which was adopte
providing that thc House return to the Senate fi
its consider.ilion' the Senate bill to regulate tl
rights of railroad companies. The resolution wi
?cut to thc House, and to day, when it was call:
np In that body, DcLargC moved that a messaj
ic sent to the Senate informing that body that
ivas not within the power of the House to accet
:o thc request ror the return of thc bill, for tl
reason that lt had received three readings In tl
Senate, had passed, and was sent to the Hons
read thc fl rat time, referred to the Committee c
Railroads, and was yet in their possession, and i
lossession or the House, therefore au assent I
?aid request would be out of order.
FREE SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS.
The bill to establish ami maintain a syst?me
rec common schools In thc state rassed thc Ser
tte without much debate, but the house have n<
il lo wed lt to escape so lightly. As soon as lt wa
brown Into them they pounced upon and litci
illy tore lt to pieces, especially those section
il it which provided Tor the purchasing ot th
:ext books to be used in the schools. The reade!
sf TriE NEWS will, perhaps, remember some c
[he animated discussions over these sections (?:
1 and 9,) aud that they were rercrrcd to a spccli
committee, composed or seven colored men, c
tvhlch DeLarge was chairman. To day that con
nlttcc reported the following, as a substitute fu
That, Tor the purpose or procuring an unirorr
system of text books to be used in the commoi
ind public schools throughout thc State, tiler
shall be a commission "f live appointed, to coil
list of his Excellency the Governor, who shall I?
'x officio chairman; thc chairmen of the Com
m i i tees ou Education of the Senate and House o
Representatives; and, ror thc purpose orselectln;
Hie other two members, the Senate shall, by i
majority of votes. ujipuiat. one, aud the llouse cl
Iteprcscntntivcs shall, In like mauner, select Hu
niier: Provided, That the commission haviui
lecided upon a list of textbooks, such list sha!
mt be a subject to amend orch.inge until the ti rsi
>f January, 1S7S, unless authority bc granted tc
he commission, by act ol the General Assembly
o amend or chalice the list aforesaid: And pro
.ided, farther, That Hie commission shall decide
?pon a list ot text books to bc used in the com?
il?n aud public schools throughout thc State, ami
hall furnish thc same to the board of education
it its lint session. Thc meetings or the state
ward of education shall be held for thc pnrpost
if considering such matters as may oe deemed
lecessary, and ur taking such action as may ad ?
rance tho cause of common schuul education in
The substitute was ordered to be printed, and
he further consideration of the bill postponed
mt il Friday next.
ACCOUNTS Ol- TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.
Since the repeal or the Township act. the officers
ippoicted under Hs provision have been sending
ii accounts to the Legislature, which caused thc
ntroduction to-day in thcIIou3C, by Neaglc, or a
oint resolution, providing that all unpaid ac
:ounts of township ottlccrs fo.- services rendered
inder the act of the Geueral Assembly, passed
September 20, l?CS, entitled "An act to organize
ownships, and to define their powers and privi
eges," sh:ijl bc presented to the county commis?
ioners of thc several counties, and, ir approved
iy them, shall be paid out or thc county Rinds in
he same mauner tus ?Hier county expenses, lt
vas rcrerred to the Committee ou County Oftlccs
SALARIES AND CONTRACTS.
Since thc "State Labor Convention," composed
ilmost exclusively or colored men, met in
lulumbia last November, and presented a nie
norial to the Legislature requesting certain mea
ures to protect the r! .'.ts or laborers, there have
ecu any number or bills, john resolutions, ?c.,
ubmittcd in the House, which body, however,
as treated them almost with contempt; doing
othing whatever with them. A Tew days ago
lie "bill ror the better protection or laborers, and
ir the appointment or a commissioner or Con?
rads in each county of th,e state,"' was rcrerred
0 the Committee on Labor, with Instructions to
cport at an carly day. To-day thc committee re
orted a bill with a long preamble, which
ecites th a as experience has fully demonstrated
li?t grave and ruinous fraud? are extensively
racticcd upon thc laboring people of this State,
s a class, by parties contracting with them for
lielr services, and taking advantage of their
morance of business, mattel's, quite natural and
xcusablQ lu those laboring people, In view of what
1 universally known or their past history, and or
tic ineffable wrongs or which they have so long
cen thc victims; and that as wc believe it to bc
he duty ol the State, under these circumstances,
pon principles which all Christian people recog.
izc as or binding force, to extend its protection
a all such as compose our laboring population,,
nd guard them as wards or thc public, so Tar ns
ecessary, until the time, lt ls hoped, not rar dis
?nt, when, having progressed sufllciently, they
hall be capable of managing the affairs of life for
bemselves; thererore, bc it enacted, Ac.
The bill provides that ir all parties to the Con?
rads shall be rouud to have committed fraud
inder the same, the contracts shalkbe held to be
mated and null as to all the contracting parties
rom the beginning; that ir only some of the con
meting parties have committed fraud, the party
r parties nut in fault shall recover all he de
erves under Quantum nurrutt; that any person
o whom a debt is due for labor performed or rur
iishe.1, or for materials furnished and actually
ised in and about the work ot making crops by
grce neut with the owner iff the lulu! used and
iroduclng snell crops, shall have a lieu upon such
lop, ivherevcr ii may be, and upon the interest
of tho owner thereof, in ail snell butti, to secure
I'.IC pavment. of Ute debt so duo lo Iiiin, and the
costs that mav arise in enforcing such lien; that
such lien shall hold for ninety days after the per?
son desiring to avail himself thereof ceases
to labor: that the lien may bc enforced by
petition to the Circuit Court, in thc circuit,
where the land or crop is situated or m:ry
tic found. Thc petition may bc filed in
term, or in thc clerk's office, in vacation:
and the date or Its Ming shall bc deemed the
commencement or the suit; thal when the amount
of the claim docs not exceed one hundred dollars,
thc lien may be enforced by petition to a justice of
the peace or magistrate; that on such petition tlw
court, justice or the peace, or magistrate, as the
case may bc, shall hear and determine the mat?
ter, according to the usual modes or proceeding
In the courts or this State, summarily, in thecasc
arising, with or without thc intervention or a
jury, as tuc case may demand, citing all proper
parties and witnesses, allowing all usual amend?
ments and appeals as may bc necessary, and
shall render such judgment ns justice may
require, and thereupon order sale ol the prop
cm* ir plaintiff recovers: ihat no person shall bc
deemed to have committed a misdemeanor, or
shall suffer Imprisonment for any failure to labor
or keep any agreement, under any contract for
service; that whenever any person, having a
cause of action under this act, or under thc act
which is by this act amended, is poor ami unable
to prosecute the same, ho, may apply to any one
ot thc county commissioners of the county where?
in the party defendant lives, orto any justice or
the peace or magistrate in such county, statine
his case. It shall thereupon bethe duty or such
county commissioner, or justice of thc peace or
magistrate to immediately lay such eas? before
some attorucy-at law, to bc approved by the party
plaintiff, which attorney, if in his opinion an ac?
tion will lie Hierein, shall, if he undertake it, pro?
ceed to make the bert possible suit in thc case,
on behalf or thc plaintiff, at. the charge of
such county. In case the plalutlff fnils to recover :
Provided, that the fees of the attorney, lu any
suit arising under this act, or the act which this
act amends, shall not exceed the sum orten dol?
lars; that ir the plaintiff recover money or other
thing, the whole or his claim shall tie paid over to
him: thc defendant, in every case, paying all rea?
sonable expenses of such suit; and any property
belonging lo the defendant, not exempted by the.
provisions ol thc Homestead law, Is hereby made"
liable for such costs : I'n, tided, however, that In
case thc property of thc defendant is not raitt
clent to pay thc costs of such suit, thc same shall
be paid ont or thc county treasury in the county
where such defendant resides.
Thc bill will bc considered shortly.
The special order for ene o'clock in thc Senate
to-day. was the report or thc Committee on In?
corporations on thc lilli to grant io certain per?
sons therein named the exclusive right to dig
and minc lu thc beds or thc navigable streams
and waters or thc State of South Carolina, for
phosphate rocks and plwosphatlc deposits. When
it was called up. Swails moved that the report,
together willi all bilis and reports relative to the
digging or phosphates, be rererrcd to the Com?
mittee oil Mines and Mining. This motion wns
tabled, and Corbin took the" floor. Ile proceeded
to discuss that poetic report, and madel great
deal of fun over it, asserting that lt was a good
document to read before a Fourth of July
audience, or to circulate previous to an elec?
tion. He read thc clause which asserted that
already '-ad the discovery of phosphates "induced
rlic novel spectacle on Ashley Uiver, at a single
wharf, some ten miles above thc City of Charles?
ton, of seven ocean steamers in quest of phos?
phates, aifrlghUng with the shrill shriek of their
engines the deer, Hie turkey, and oilier timid den?
izens ot those sylvan glades, which '?ero bu' re?
cently their only inhabitants.*' Said he: "I have in?
quired whether these ocean steamers ever went up
thc Ashley, and was told that they couldn't ir they
wanted to. Kow, this ls good: shrieks or engines
affrighting the timid denizens or sylvan glades."
At this point Arnim spoke up: Perhaps schooners
were meant. Well, said Corbin, that is good too;
schooners carrying steam whistles to frighten the
aforesaid timid denizens. Corbin pretty thor?
oughly dissected thc report, and lort the floor to
others, but those desiring to speak had no oppor
tuility to give their views before C o'clock arrived,
Hie hour for considering the report of thc Com?
mittee on thc Judiciary ou a bill to preven? per?
sons Irora issuing checks or scrip to be used as
mon' j. Thc report was adopted, arter which tho
Ser .te adjourned.
IS TIIEKE A mOSPHATE RINO ?
Juring Corbin's remarks to-day, bc said that
he heard, upon good authority, that Dr. X. A.
Pratt, or the company he represented, (who were
applying to dig phosphates In thc rivers and in?
terior of thc State, and to have the exclusive
right to dig live miles above and below thc point
of operations,) had purchased forty thousand
acres or laud and didn't want to dig In thc waters
at all. He was also informed, that Dr. Pratt had
told a member or thc House (whose name was ai
thc service or the senators,) that he would be
satisfied and go home, ir the Legislature would
make the royally one dollar per lon, as then he
could, with his phosphates tatted out of thc laud,
succcssrully compete with any who desired '.o
take phosphates out or thc waters.
NO DISTINCTION ON ACCOUNT OF COI.OIt.
At the Governor's last night there was a "enr
prise party," the "surprlsers" being, as I am In?
formed, the military. However thc hulk's or thc
otllccrs, ami also of thc prominent Radical ofil
cera of the South Carolina State government,
were pre-cut. While the festivities were In pro?
gressa colored woman who moves In thc most
respectable Radical circles herc made her ap?
pearance, escorted by a white member of thc'
House-coming, ns alleged, to pay a visit to Hie
Governor and his family not knowing of the
"surprise party."' She was welcomed by thc Gov?
ernor and ushered Into the room with thc com?
pany. Dut strange to say she wits shunned and
nvoldcd by thc majority or those present,
and made to reel that she was an intruder.
This was certaluly embarrassing, but there was
no help for it. The Governor was compelled
either to make no distinction in his welcome, or
bc lined, or imprisoned, or lose his official head.
What was he to do under the circumstances?
Ile made thc best of it he could, and smiled and
chatted with her as pleasantly ns possible, de?
spite the frowns of the ladies, and, according to
general report, danced with her thc only time he
danced during the entertainment. That "sur?
prise p;:rty"' has been thc chier subject or talk in
Radical and other circles to-day-the Radicals
asserting that it was very awkward that the
only coloicd woman present should have been so
shunned at first.
Thc Tremaine Brothers, who will give a per?
formance herc to-monow night, arc now singing
in a piauo accompaniment in the parlor of the
Columbia Hotel. If their concert music bc as
good as this lt will be well worth hearing.
Notice of a bill to provide for a school for thc
convicts in thc penitentiary has been given in
both bodies lately. I would suggest that a Sab?
bath school also bc established, ami Speaker
Moses be authorized to give tho couylctd Sun???
readings. L. " I
ACTS OV TUE O ES EH AL A SS EM It L Y.
An Act to Designate thc OCiccr by
whom Sales Ordered by thc Courts |
of Common Pica* and Judges there- i
of, and thc Courts of Probate, shall
SEO. 1. lie it enacted by thc Senate and .
House of Repr?sentatives, of the State ol'South
Carolina, now met and sitting in General As- I
semblv, and by the antliorily of thc same,
That ail stiles of personal or real estate, or
other interest, hereafter ordered to bo made i
by the Courts of Common Pleas and judges I
thereof, or Courts of Probate, shall be made
by the sheriff of tho county in which saki real i
or personal estate or other interest is at the
time saul sale is ordered. I
SEC. 2. That in all sales by said sheriff, un- i
der the order of Courts of Common Pleas, ex?
ercising common law jurisdiction, or under i
the order of Courts of Probate, the lees of said i
sheriff shall bc the same as now fixed bylaw, i
lor sales by sheriffs under executions issuing
fruin the Courts of Common Pleas, exercising i
common law jurisdiction; and that in all sales i
under tho order of Courts of Common Pleas i
exercising equity jurisdiction, the lees of said
sheriff shall be the same as those now lixed by i
law for sales by sheriffs under executions issn- i
ing from Courts of Common Pleas exercising I
common law jurisdiction. I
Approved 27Ui day or January, 1S70. i
ANOTHER STRIDE FORWARD.
PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL
PASSAGE OF THE MISSISSIPPI BILL.
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, February 3.
Revenue to-day, eight hundred and sixty
The Committee on Ranking and Currency ex?
amined thc telegraphers through whose hands
Boutwell's order to sell four millions gold passed,
also Boutwell's messenger and his private secre?
tary. So far, no leak ls found between Boutwell
and Butterfield. The telegraphers who handled
thc dispatch at New York have been sent for.
The Secretary of thc Treasury, in a communica?
tion to the House, called attention and asked im?
mediate action regarding estimates for repairing
thc Customhouses at Mobile and Savannah.
General Terry has been ordered to Washington
on important business, after attending to which
he will return to Georgia.
In executive session the Senate voted again ad?
versely to Hoar for the Supreme Bench-vote 34
There were no continuations interesting to thc
Thc House Ls discussing thc Fenian prisoners
Thc Judiciary Committee of the Senate, not
having olllcla papers from Mississippi, took no
action, but will have a special meeting on the ar?
rival of the tl jcutftnis.
Thc Reconstruction Committee heard Ames, to
thc eirect that thc admission of Mississippi would
probably result in Y'erger's discharge. Answer?
ing thc question whether If thc State were ad?
mitted she would remain loyal, he replied in ef?
fect : Yes, for several years, at least, as in addi?
tion to carrying out thc military provisions of Hie
Reconstruction acts, he had selected civil olllcers
who would protect the rights of all thc people re?
gardless of race or color. Finally, with Butler In
thc chair, thc committee adopted the Virginia bill
for Mississippi, merely changing names when ne?
cessary, and adding the clause that conscientious
people might ailinn Instead of swear.
IntheScuate, Abbott Introduced a bill stating
thc existence of violence lu certalu States, and
providing a national police.
LATER.-In the Senate, a bill was introduced
reorganizing" Jhe marine hospitals and providing
for sick sailors.
Abbott,of North Carolina, offered a resolution
setting forth that violations of the public peace
arc of frequent occurrence In various Southern
States, and that protection to life and property
by the gcueral government are thc right of every
citizen, and instructing thc Judiciary Committee
to Inquire what is the power of the general gov?
ernment in the premises; also to Inquire Imo the
constitntionality and expediency of establishing
a national police for the better enforcement of
law, which was adopted.
Ferry offered a resolution asking for Informa
ilon regarding thc late postmaster at Augusta,
Ga., Foster Blodgett, and lils claims for salary
The bill allowing thc Secretary of the Navy to
transfer appropriations from one bureau to
another was amended forbidding navy yards pay?
ing higher wages than customary In thc locality
considered, and the bill laid over.
Carpenter spoke in favor of the bHl repealing
the neutrality law of isis, which was continued
lu thc H. usc, thc Now Y'ork clgartnakcrs' peti?
tion WILS presented, requesting n duty of one dol?
lar per pound and fifty per cent, ad valorem on
Imported cigars, representing that few cigars
were made hero from imported tobacco, and that
many workmen were unemployed.
A bill containing thirty sections was reported
by the Committee on Territories against poly?
gamy in Utah.
The Committee on Public Lands reported a bill
aiding railroads from Mobile to thc western
boundary of Louisiana.
Thc Tax bill was made thc special order for thc
1st of March.
Thc Mississippi lilli, ai reported at noon, was
passed after a long discussion.
Thc appropriation for naval engineering was
THE WAR Zit CUBA.
A Wholesale Massacre of Cnl>an??.
WASHINGTON, February 3-P. M.
Nothing confirmatory ol thc following has
been received, lt was published by thc Cubans
in New Y'ork this morning, and it is most likely a
canard: p ?
T*KBY WEST, February 3.
"Intelligence from Havana lias been received
that up to io o'clock Sunday night about three
hundred and Hf ty persons had bien ?Ulled and
wounded by thc Spaniards in a tumult growing
out of thc Castanou affair. At thc latest accounts
thc carnage had not ceased. Thc Cubans seem to
have been murdered without, any respect to posi?
tions. This news has just been received by thc
agent of the Cuban Juuta here, Mr. Ramos."'
Funeral of Captation-Excitement at
HAVANA, February 3.
Castanon's funeral was the largest ever
Thc volunteers at Matanzas, excited by Casta
nou's death, demanded that Acevedo and Her?
nandez, imprisoned for having concealed arms,
should be given up to them. They ilrcd their
muskets in the air, but failed to get possession of
the prisoners. ^_
Thc French Mails-Thc Chambers.
PARIS, February 3.
Letters como on time, but thc American
newspapers are much delayed by the failure of
thc mail treaty.
Tlie proposition empowering the presiding offi?
cers of the French Legislative Chambers to de?
mand troops to protect their deliberations was
lost by a vote of 217 to 43.
SPARKS FROM TUE WIRES.
Captain IHoakney, ol' the steamship Tappa
liannock, reports eighteen feet of water on Pass
;i Loutre bar, New Orleans.
Suit lias been Instituted in thc United Slates
L'ircuit Court against thc sureties of Taliaferro,
ale postmaster of New Orleans, for nearly $-???,000
IcOclt In thc sale of revenue stamps.
TUE GEORGIA LEGISLATURE.
Thc XiVth and XVth amendments were
adopted on Wednesday, as reported by tele?
In the House, according to the constitution,
Bryant objected to the amendments being de?
clared adopted, on the ground that there was
nota quorum in Hie House, but was overruled.
Bcthiine's resolution to request Terry to
slop old exeoulions was not taken up. There
was no action on thc Radical resolution to ap?
point a committee to investigate Anglers
charges against Bullock.
In the Senate, Senator Candler made an
iblc speech against their adoption. Tho Dem?
ocrats declined to vote, but Conley compelled
A Radical resolution for thc appointment of
rt committee to investigate Angler's charges
igainst Bullock passed, but was not concurred
in by thc House.
A resolution was adopted to take a recess
until the 14th. Hie recess is a Radical meas?
ure, and the adoption ol' the resolution was
liaileU by them willi itntnenseapplaii.se. Bul?
lock is apprehensive of his removal and new
SOTES FROM ABROAD.
-Three Arab chiefs lately supped with Na?
poleon at thc Tuileries.
-The famous "Star and Garter," at Rich?
mond, England, is burned down.
-Russians arc said to have invented noth?
ing but a peculiar tea-urn and ready-made
-Americans by thc hundred clamor to bc
presented at the Tuileries. Louis will soon
know every Yankee on the face ot the earth.
-Tlie storekeepers of Rome are disgusted
because the meeting of the (Ecumenical Coun?
cil has only caused an influx of fifteen thou?
-M. Maximo du Camp, who has made a
study of sud? subjects, says that French priso?
ners under sentence of death show a great
fondness for Fenimore Cooper's novels.
-The walls of Constantinople, completed fif?
teen centuries ago by the Emperor Theodosius,
arc to be pulled down, and their stones em?
ployed in various municipal improvements.
-The law "fixing thc age of majority in Prus?
sia at twenty-one years, received the Royal
sanction on the 9th instant, and will como into
force for the entire kingdom on thc 1st July,
-An English soldier in a guardhouse, who
could not read, was lately incited to shoot his
corporal by seeing a picture of a similar inci?
dent in a police gazette. The soldier was
hanged. 'Hie publisher was not.
-A Paris Journalist has been practicing thc
guillotiningbusiness, except the final stroke,
aud finds tfiht thc terror lasts only eighteen
seconds from thc time the criminal sets foot
on the lowest step-of the fatal ladder.
-Thc Paris executioner is over six feet high,
with the proportions of a Hercules, white hair
and strong hands, well lormed and kept care?
fully clean. He ls t#tvays ill for several days
alter performing his duty at the guillotine.
-Mr. Gladstone treats his Greenwich con?
stituents rather cavalierly. Ile has never been
near them to express his thanks since his elec?
tion, and recently, on being invited to address
them before the next meeting of Parliament,
replied curtly In two lines, that he had not the
time and that they must wait his convenience.
-The Bengal fever has been making fear?
ful ravages in Hooghly anil Budwah. These
districts grow rice, and are full of sluggish
streams, deep, foul tanks, and water-covered
rice fields reeking with malaria. It is stated
that a quarter of thc people have perished
since lSilj. In one village a fifth of thc popu?
lation is dead, and the report for a single day
in August is "100 attacked, 40 dead, (10 linger?
ing.*' Bad drainage Is said to bc thc cause.
-A Roman wit has discovered the habits of
all the Western bishops at thc (Ecumenical.
Tlie English are always laking out something
to eal; tlie American bishops are retiring to
smoke; tlie French bishops are passing about
and talking; the Spanish bishops are in lillie
groups, talking their own politics; thc Ger?
mans are silent and doing nothing. The Ital?
ians, if we may conclude from the example
of the wit himself, are making their obscrva
-On a late cold day in Paris, thc Emperor,
while walking In thc garden of the Tuileries,
noticed the trembling appearance of one of
thc sentinels, ''/?si-re moi <?i? tc fain pair ?''
asked Napoleon. The soldier repelled Hie ac?
cusation ol'fear, but pleaded the coldness of
I his fingers. Thc Emperor gave him his own
gloves, which (he soldier put on at once, tim
kid cracking all over his black fingers. The
Emperor laughed heartily, and the same day
had a box ol' gloves sent to the palace bar?
racks-two pairs for each ol' his six hundred
-A sentry blew out his brains, a few days
ago, almost in sight of Napoleon and his Cabi?
net Council. Conversation ensued among thc
sentries on duty about the Tuileries, and lt was
found that one of the Cent Gardes was called
upon lo guard the passage communication
with the kitchen and thc dining-room. As all
the savory dishes had to pass under Iiis nose,
but being forbidden fruit, lie was familiarly
known as the "Tantalus-Sentry." Tlie Empe?
ror ordered such soldier to share lor the (ll
lure in the high life below stairs, succeeding
the Imperial dinner.
-In constructing ii new street in Paris, a
cemetery used in Hie days of the first revolu?
tion has been uncovered. Among other hu?
man rennins was found a remarkably bounti?
ful head of a woman, in a wonderful state of
preservation. The fair hair still adhering Ut
the skull bears the coiffure in fashion in 171)3
j D4, willi twisted and powdered tresses. There
is no douUt that the head belonged tu one of
the victims of the revolutionary tribunal; bul
it is a singular circumstance that the eyes arc
covered willi a black frontlet. As no mention
is maile in the chronicles of the times ol' any
one of among those executed being blindfolded
before mounting the scaffold, this discovery
has given risc to much speculation anil con?
-The Parisians having ..inaugurated" a rev?
olution against further compliance with the
system of feeing waiters, a customer at one of
the fashionable cafes lately paid Iiis reckoning
without adding thereto thc ordinary comple?
ment. The walter said nothing, but regarded
thc customer, who was an old habitue of thc
establishment, with a look of blank remon?
strance, tacitly enforcing explanation. "Al?
phonse," said the customer, kindly but firmly,
"I am very sorry, but I beiong to the society
fur giving nothing to waiters. "Oh, Monsieur,
don't say so," cried Alphonse. "Yon arc an
old pratique; and in that case I may hint to
you, that I, and Eugene, and Louis yonder,
all belung lo the society for spilling hot coffee
over the trousers of stingy customers."
-In the diary ofthc Hou. Mrs. William Grey,
who travelled in Turkey and Egypt in Hie
suite of thc Princess of Wales, she has placed
some fuels and figures in a more appreciable
shape than other travellers had done. In one
of the Eastern palaces which thc lady visited,
the bedsteads wore of silver, and cost each
Sl?.OOO. The royal bankrupt who o.vns them
ls always in Hie loan market. The three chief
dresses of the daughter of the Viceroy of
Egypt, recently married, cost six thousand
dollars apiece, and of course other matters of
mere show were in like proportion. Thc ex?
penses of thc wedding were fixed at *2?(J,nno.
exclusive of dresses and silver bedsteads.
The same amoitut was provided fur fireworks
and display, and presents to the slaves and
populace. Bul all the extravagance is not lav?
ished on the women. Men who encourage
waste in the otliersex are always ready enough
to throw away money on their own follies.
The Viceroy of Egypt has treasuries of pipes,
some of them costing no less than thirty thou?
sand dollars apiece. He provided the party or
thc Prince of Wales with an assortment of
these pipes, and twenty slaves were in attend?
ance to keep the pipes aforesaid clean and in
order. Tlie Arabian Nigjjts are pleasant read?
ing, and have hitherto been regarded as fic?
tion. If these latter accounts are true, there
must be more facts tuan we have supposed in
A XEtf LEADER FOR TBE PEOPLE.
TTIE EFFECT OF THE SPEECH OF MR. DAWES.
"Something About thc Situation.
The Washington correspondent of the Balti?
more Gazette, writing on Monday, says :
Tlie importance of the patriotic stand taken
by Mr. Dawes can scarcely bc exaggerated. It
is sulllcient. perhaps, to state that he has com?
bined a majority in the House of Representa?
tives against the pretensions to statesmanship
ot this administration. That thc -President
and Iiis Cabinet fully appreciate their critical
position, ls manifest from their hasty retreat
from the linc of attack to that of humiliating
entreaty. Mr. Dawes was first fiercely as?
saulted for daring to expose thc charlatanry
o? our rulers. Among other modes of at?
tack, orders were Issued to discharge a large
body of men from thc navy yards, accompanied
willi instructions to insinuate to the country
that these orders resulted from a necessity, thc
offspring of his speech. This ruse, contempti?
ble in itself, recoiled upon its authors, and left
Mr. Dawes master of the field. He was there?
by enabled to kill the iniquitous League Island
job. Tlie strategy ol tho administration has
therefore been reversed. The discharged men
?rill be reinstated at once, and the hounds
narc been."whistled back" who were previous?
ly set on upon the heels of thc plucky Massa?
chusetts member. General Grant has placed
the fortunes ol his administration lu thc hands
of Sumner, in thc Senate, and Buller, in the
House. He will find himself in the minority
upon the Tenure-ot-office bill in the former,
and upon his whole financial humbuggcry in
the latter. In short, his administration is al?
ready a total failure, and will, in after-times,
be classed as thc weakest that ever attempted
to guide the policy of this nation.
Viewed from this stand-point, "the situation"
is hopeful in many respects. The "financial
plan" of Boutwell is as dead as a last year's
herring. Any increase of the taxes, internal
or external, will probably be defeated, and
enormous jobs and other speculations upon
the treasury have received their quietus for
tlie present session at least. But, above all,
tlie po?ver to further humiliate the States as
snell has been effectually broken. For the
lime being, doubtless, thc Fifteenth amend?
ment will be declared to have been ratified,
and insisted to bc binding upon all thc States,
but I think I may safely affirm that beyond a
strict compliance with its single require?
ment, the present House, under the
lead of Mr. Dawes, will not permit the gov?
ernment to stretch its hand. So, the States
will be left to regulate suffrage upon any
basis applicable lo all its citizens (real or
npochryphal.) Until the evil can be wholly'
remedied, a judicious exercise of this power
will bc sulllcient for the salvation ol'thc States,
whose integrity has been mainly aimed at.
And for this condition Oftlfings we ?are indebt?
ed to Mr. Dawes. He has given tlie extremists
a blow from which they can never recover !
Let those who have sought refuge beyond thc
lines of the Democratic parly, and have hung
upon the skirts ol' Judge Chase, take another
look! If we are to drop our valued leaders,
let us seek for a live man, one who has shown
himself to bo personally honest, indomitably
persevering, politically plucky, and, beyond
all, of approved efficiency !
Hitherto Democratic writers have had little
else "to go upon" than to ridicule the bung?
ling, illiterate and presumptuous tyrants of
their country, argument or Invective being
useless against those who arc all powerful and
unscrupulous. Under such circumstances lt
was tho best. If not the only available weapon.
But the day is dawning when even the people
ol'this great republic will condescend to listen
to reason, and when Democratic Journals may
resume a serious discussion of thc condition
of their dist racted country. For all of this we
will be indebted to Mr." Dawes. Hurrah for
TUE COLORED SENATOR.
What is Thought of Hiram lt. Revels.
The colored senator from Mississippi, H. R.
Revels, reached Washington on Monday, and
.was nt once "interviewed" by thc National
Republican, which dresses hlin up in this
Our reporter called upon thc new senator
yesterday, and was cordially received by Mr.
Revels, and found that a number of his colored
friends had called upon him to pay their re?
spects. Tlie senator elect ls now in his forty
eighlli year, ls tall, portly, o? light complexion,
has a benevolent expression; ti pleasant, im?
pressive voice, and speaks with distinctnesses
one thoroughly convinced of the views enter?
tained. His large experience among the col?
ored men and freedmen throughout the coun?
try, he believes, will be of great service In re?
presenting them In the Senate. He comes to
washington w ith the determination ol' exer?
cising his own Judgment upon every political
question, and hts aim will be rather todo right
than gain favors.
Speaking ol' the position to which he had
been elecled, Mr. Revels said he was deeply
impressed willi tlie great responsibility resting
upon him, not so much on account ol the dig?
nify of the office as the tact that thc friends
and foes ol' tlie Republican party, those who
strenuously opposed the enfranchisement of
his people, will watch his actions with unceas?
ing vigilance. Ile feels free to say that, as the
representative man of the parly electing him,
lie lias no peculiar measures to advocate; but
upon all questions involving the welfare and
prosperity of his people he will be found true
lo the principles of tile Republican parly.
Mr. Revels spoke of Hie injury which many
of tlie extremists n Mississippi had done to
Hie party by their ultra measures, and he knew
ol no belter way to prove that Hie colored
men were not disposed to domineer than in
opposing those who, for the sake of personal
advantages, were always sacrificing trite
manhood. He feels that the Iriends of (hu
colored race are watching with a great deal of
interest the manner in which he ls received by
the senators and members of Congress.
The Washington correspondent of the Balti?
more Gazette also had a word to say about this
l ut sensation :
The Senate floor was the centre of attraction
this (Monday) morning. Revels, thc colored
senator from Mississippi, made his appearance
a little before noon, and strutted several times
across the Senate chamber. He is shortish,
stoutish, yellow as a guinea, wore a snuff-col?
ored overcoat, and has all the characteristics
of a plantation negro. Out of one corner of
his eye lie looked curiously at the seat former?
ly occupied by Mr. Jefferson Davis, which it
will be Iiis pleasure to till. This will give him,
for neighbors, Kentucky on on,o side and West
Virginia on (lie other. The new-Hedged sena?
tor appeared very much at lils ease, and moved
about nuder Hie escort of Senators Morton
ami Drake, who welcomed and made much of
him. Revels was surrounded while in the Sen?
ate chamber by a crowd of pages and newspa?
per men, to whom he consented to be affable
willi plantation dignity and corn field grace.
Ile disappeared suddenly thc moment thc
vice-President's gavel descended on the desk
to call to morning prayer. Subsequently Mr.
Morton Int'rotl ticed a bill for the admission of
tin; Slate of Mississippi into tho Union, which
was read by lille and referred to the Commit?
tee on the Judiciary.
ALL ARO VT TUE STATE.^
THE srAirrANBUBO WHISKEY WAR.
The Gazette says: "A part of thc 2d United
States Infantry. Company E, left here on Fri
dav morning lust for the neighborhood of the
Cowpcus Battle Ground. The object of their
mission is to quell riotous resistance to the
revenue laws. Various and minute accounts
have been given of the scenes heretofore en?
acted In that vicinity. We presume that their
movements will be directed with becoming
discretion, and no future disturbances between
citizens and troops will occur. To have that
memorable Held on which one of the most de?
cisive battles of the Revolution was fought re
baptised with the blood of our fellow-citizens
for a few old stills, would be a most shocking
and disastrous event." j
Thc Spartanburg Gazette says: "At the last
session of Hie Legislature, Messrs. Woodward
Allen and Raymond Owens presented a claim
for the balance due them for work done for
the State in building the 'Cedar Springs Mute
and Blind Asylum. ' No action was taken at
that session, in order to give the Committee
on Claini3 an opportunity during tho recess to
exam ne Into its merits, This was done, and,
the committee being satisfied that the claim
was a just one, reported favorably. But the
Senate for some reason laid the report of the
committee on the table. No objection was, or
could be made to the building. No exception
was taken to thc legality or fairness oCthe origi?
nal contract. Thc State is now uMng the
building, and claims to be Its proper owner, and
yet when two ol her honest citizens petition for
the amount due them for their labor according
to contract, the State of South Carolina, cool?
ly, deliberately and without even attempting
an excuse, repudiates the debt. Wonder ff
Mr. Holt's claim for repairing the same build?
ing will meet the same fate? Wc opine not.
Mr. H. ls a Radical. Messrs. Allen and Owens
ASSAULT AND AREEST.
Mr. Lane, the Newberry new policeman, was
assaulted in Newberry on Saturday afternoon
to a party of young men from Edgefleld Dis?
trict. From what wc learn, says the Newberry
Herald, they were .In liquor, and created such
disturbance against the peace of the town as
caused Mr. Lane to attempt their arrest, to
which resistance was made, and In which vio?
lence was done him. Assistance being ren?
dered him. however, the parties were arrested
and lodged in jail.
MORE OF TUE WHISKEY WAR.
Thc Columbia Phoenix says: "We are in?
formed that Deputy Collector R. M. Wallace
returned yesterday evening from Spartan
burg, and reports thai, the force which re?
cently proceeded to the neighborhood of the
Cowpeus battlefield to suppress armed oppo?
sition to the enforcement of the revenue laws
met with no resistance, and but two or three
arrests were made, although Deputy Marshal
Casey had warrants for about fifty persons,
charged with participating in thc recent dlfB
cnlties. Ten distilleries were destroyed. On
the return march, Mr. Z. Cantrell, a prisoner,
about sixty years of age, attempted to escape
from the guard, and ran into thc woods, fte
received a painful wound belore he could be
Mrs. Lambert, of Marion, is* dead.
Mr. Mose3 Marlin, of Marlon, one of the "old .
men" of thc district, ls dead. He was ninety
one years old.
SHREDS OF STATE N"EWS.
There was a white frost in Marion on Tues?
. A flrstrate steam grist mill and cotton gin is
putting up at Marion.
Thieves stole six hogs from Mrs. Hardson,
ol Marion. *
BLACK TO VB BOOTS!
Thc English Prince at Cha rr li and at
the Theatre'-The Ecstatic Jenkins OB
Prince Arthur, agreeably to appointment, at?
tended divine service at Trinity Church, in
New York, on Sunday morning. The fact that
such was his intentiou was published in all the
morning newspapers, and, as thc weather waa
delightful, an immense crowd, anxious to catch
a glimpse of his Royal Highness, surged down
to the sacred edifice lo:.g before the ordinary
time lor the commencement of the service,
Thc church is capable of accommodating 2000
persons, and by ten o'clock every pew was oc?
cupied? The Prince arrived some twenty min?
utes later, and, alter running the gauntlet of a
myriad of eyes, anda living wall, as it were*
of beauty and fashion, was shown Into the same
pew which was assigned to his brother, the
Prince of Wales, when on a visit to this coun?
try. As Prince Arthur entered the church, the
organ played "God Save the Queen," and as he
took his seat, Jenkins tells us what took place,
in the following:
Patriotic strains now poured from the vast
wind Instrument. The massive cadences of
that grandest of all English airs vibrated be?
neath the vast arches of the church, the con?
gregation was thrilled, and the deep solemnity
of performing a national anthem under the
sanction of religion, surrounded with its state?
ly ceremonies, Its dignified robes, its tapers,
Its vessels and its interpreters, added to the
occasion a deeper significance than it might
otherwise have had, and filled every one with
the feeling that the movement was timely and
appropriate. Of course, Arthur was now rid?
dled with devouring glances. Nobody could
neglect to lnsncct his manly face, to take an
inventory of his wardrobe, or count the hairs
upon his head. He was measured in a physi?
cal way by thc ladies. They looked at hts fresh
and truly English complexion. They surveyed
lils side whiskers, and wondered at the latent
energy of their growth. People remarked upon
his personal attractions, and lt was fast whis?
pered that "Prince Arthur ls a right good-look?
ing gentleman"-a fact which Is very patent.
His Royal Highness, in truth, ls the nearest
approach to the late Prince Consort of any of
his family, and has many of his distinguished
qualities of mind and heart. It should be said
that the congregation at Trinity was very well
behaved, and every one, as far as is known,
was as decorous as could bc expected under
thc extreme provocation. Still there was that
tendency to stare, to subject the Prince to
microscopic examination, and to make an or?
dinary mortal decompose with embarrassment1
carried on by general consent, as a necessity
of io-day's etiquette, and the vast congrega?
tion seemed to be formed into a joint stock
company, where ii was evident that the issues
of certificates had been very unequal, though
those "I-want-to-say-I-havc-:jeen-him" people
The service, as usual, was choral. The oflB
clating clergymen were Rev. Dra. Dix, Vinton
and Ogilby." The sermon was preached by Dr.
Dix from thc parable of the Talents, and con?
tained nothing that could be construed into
even the remotest reference . to the Prince's
On leaving thc church his Royal Highness
had to pass through a dense multitude of eager
gazers before he could reach his carriage, in
waiting in front. Broadway, opposite wail
street, and all the way up to Courtland street,
was literally blocked up. and as the carriage
drove off many hearty cheers were given.
Tlie Prince attended Ni bio's Theatre Satur?
day evening and witnessed a portion of the
"Duke's Motto," with Mr. Fechter as the hero.
The orchestra struck up "God Save the
Queen" as he entered, while the audience rose
to their feet and loudly cheered-compliments
which he gracefully acknowledged in the usual
The cheers being repeated later In the eve?
ning, some hissing was heard in a remote part
of Hie house, but this was summarily hushed
by louder cheers than ever. No other Incident
transpired worth recording.
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