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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
TUE EAST DAT OE LEGISLATION.
THE SOCIAL EQUALITY BILL BECOMES
THE PHOSPHATE BILL PASSED OVEP. THE
THE FINAL RUSH OF BUSINESS.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS
?SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TEE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, March 1.
At 11:45 A. M., the Senate received a long
message from the Governor vetoing the Exclu?
sive Rights Phosphate bill. The consideration or
the message was made tue special order ror to?
night, at 7 o'clock.
The Civil Rights bill, without the Senate Judi?
ciary amendments, has become a law. The non
concurrence tn the amendments was the result
or the free conference of the committees or both
The Governor has approved of the following
acts: To limit the cost of criminal prosecutions;
to provide for the niling of vacancies In county
?Olees; authorizing the State treasurer to issue
.certificates of State stock to Richard P. Buck, E.
P. Coachman and others; to restore to the family
-of Israel Haithcock, deceased, a tract of
land in Sumter; to incorporate Plymouth
Congregational Church in Charleston ; to
incorporate the Charleston Banking and Trust
Company; to provide for the appointment of
trial justices; to incorporate the wilmington and
South Carolina Railroad; to incorporate the En?
terprise Railroad of Charleston ; to incorporate a
h .?re for Invalids; to provide fora sinking fund
aad the management of tbe same.
A joint resolution was passed authorizing the
Attorney-General to institute proceedings against
the South Carolina Railroad for violation of Its
In the House, lt was annonnced that the Gov?
ernor bad approved the following acts: To grant
authority to the City Council of Charleston to.
amend the ordinance relative to aiding in rebuild?
ing t^e burnt district; to provide for the care of
the poor; to amend the charter of the Port Royal
Railroad-; to provide for a uniform system of tax?
ation by municipal bodies, and to provide for an
assessment on real property In 1S70.
The following bills were changed to acts and or?
dered tol e engrossed:To incorporate the Coopers'
Trades Union of Charleston; a bill relative to the
power of thc City Council under the charter to
impose punishment for a violation of city ordi?
nances; thc appropriation bill; the bill to define
the criminal jurisdiction of trial justices; to ex?
empt cotton and woollen manufactories from
taxation for four years; to author Ize trustees to
invest in State bonds; to amend an act to char?
ter tbe Barnwell Railroad, and to regulate thc
fees of the clerks of the court, probate judges and
A bill to repeal the charter of the Air Line Rail?
road was tabled, and a bill to redeem certain ob?
ligations named therein was indefinitely post?
On the question of passing the Phosphate bill
over the Governor's veto In the Senate, the vote
was 19 yeas to 5 nays, lu the House, 77 yeas to
24 nays-so the bill has become a law.
A resolution to print 1000 copies of the acts rela?
tive to labor was adopted.
The General Assembly adjourned, very quietly,
K DETAILS BY M A. IT,.
THE MINORITY REPORT ON THE "OUTRAGES"
IN THE UP-COUNTRY.
Arnim and Wallace-A Protest, ana
how it vfas Received-Scott's Mon.
archy-The Governor Roundly De?
nounced-Acts Ratified and Approved
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February 28.
TUE COLUMBIA CANAL.
The bill to amend the act authorizing the
sale of the Columbia Canal, empowering the pur?
chasers to widen and deepen the canal, provided
also that work upon it should be commenced be?
fore the 1st or March. lu order to fulfil this pro?
vision of the bill, Colonel Pearce Instructed Sena?
tor W. R. Hoyt to commence operations to-day,
which was done with a small gang of workmen
near the foot of Senate street. Thc necessary
tools for widening and deepeniug the canal have
been sent for, and the work will be steadily pro?
secuted until it ts completed.
OUTRAGES COMMITTED BY" "EVIDENCE."
The readers of THE NEWS have been favored
with the majority report. of the committee ap?
pointed at the lost session of the General Assem?
bly, "to thoroughly Investigate thc disordered
state or affairs in the Third Congressional Dis?
trict, and the causes of thc intimidation, outra?
ges and murders perpetrated precediug and at
the late general election, whereby it is stated that
a fair and unbiased expression of ttie people's
choice could not, and was not, given; and of thc
existence of organizations Inimical to thc peace
and well being or the State.*' The committee
consisted of senators J. J. Wright, colored, aud
H. Buck, (Democrat,) representatives J. Crews, J.
Bryant, (Democrat.) Robert Smalls, colored. Geo.
F. McIntyre, R. B. Elliott, colored. Mr. Buck did
not "inevstigate" with the committee. The re?
port of the majority shows that that portion of
tae committee did what was expected of them
reported that numerous Republicans were mur?
dered, whipped aLd in timid a ti-'., and there was a
"tuoroughly organized party in the district for
the sole purpose of defeating the reconstruction
acts of Congress."
As soon as the General Assembly convened
last Noveinoer the members were '-lobbied" to
vote for printing thecvidence, which was doue
resulting in two volumes, one of seven hundred
and eighteen and the other of twenty two printed
pages, being presented to the Senate on last Sa?
turday night. Mr. Bryant, when the question
of having the evidence printed was braucht up,
desired to have all of the "hearsay evidence"
stricken out, but was overruled. The volume
now appears wlih any amount of "hearsay evi?
dence,'1 "leading questions," Ac. clearly proving
that the majority of the committee conducted
their investigation with an utter disregard to the
'.rules of evidence," and apparently with a view
of getting up a suillcient quantity of statements
to make a "report or outraces." Mr. Bryant, as
he informs me, was ?ed to believe by Hie reiuaiuder
of the committee that thc evidence would alone
be submlTTed, and knew nothing whatever of the
report until a day or two since, when he learned
that It was already printed. Ile then went ti
printers, and. after making a demand for a c
succeeded In getting one.
From this copy lie made a minority re]
which ls as follows:
The undersigned member of the committee
pointed to "Investigate the disordered stat
utfairs In the Third Congressional District,
the causes of the Intimidation, outrages
murders perpetrated preceding and at the
geueral election, whereby it is stated that a
and unbiased expression of the people's ch
could not and was not given, and of the e;
euee of organizations inimical to tho peace
well being of the State," respectfully begs h
to make the following minority report:
From -the testimony given before the com
tee, it appears that the clectlou campaign of
was regarded lu the Third Congressional Dlsi
asonexu no ordinary interest: that lt was pr
culed with uuusual energy and vneor, aud I
party strife attaiued to an eminence hereto
unknown in that commuuity, culminating In
a few instances in acts of violence and bloods
lt requires no extraordinary knowledge of
man nature to understand why the former r
ter should be jealous ol" the rising po iticalstrei
of his former slaves; nor why, on the other lu
he so recently released from the shackles of
vitude should regard with suspicion and dist
those who formerly held him tn bondage. Bi
affords me great pleasure to report that, w
tue brutal iiiMiticts of a few lawless rumann
them to imbue the.r hands In the life blood
their fellow-beings, the birgc masses of the int
geut and respectable citizens kept their reell
circumscribed within due bounds, and cxerc
toward their opponents that Christian charil;
characteristic ol all well-regulated coramuull
To attempt a comment upon the testimony,
a reference to the various questions and
swers. would bc a task as endless cs lt wouli
useless; and to fill out. or report with ex'tn
gaut sensational assertions, uot supported
evide nce, would savor alike of puerillity and
lt cannot bc denied that miny of the poor,
noraut, helpless colored people have been sha
fully defrauded and abused; that they have c
despised for a eolor tor which they are no n
responsible than for their existence, and pe
culed for a freedom, for which they are no n:
culpable than for their color. And it is thc o|
lon of this portion of thc committee, that had
Legislature devoted as much time to the <
sideral lon of the prosperity of these people i
had to the prosperity of wealthy private Ind
duals and corporations, much of their pov<
might have been relieved, and much of theil
norance dispelled; or had the Executive been
vigilant in regard to their interest, as he hai
regard tothe iuterest of the bondholders of
North, many of their persecutions might h
been averted, nnd many or their abuses neale
No one can fall lo be struck, upon reading
evldeuce taken by the committee, with the mi
vague. Incoherent, and ludicrous accounts gi
by these poor colored people-many ot whom
too Ignorant even to know their own names
the Herculean size, hideous proportions, anil i
bolical rcatures or what they call the "Kin Klu
And it affords me great pleasure to be aide to
port, that having "thoroughly investigated
matter, 1 nm of opiulon, that the ghosts, bobe
Uns, Jack-o'-the-lanterns, and "KJu-Kluxes"
the Third Congressional District, are but allotr
ic conditions of the witches of New Engla
whose larva:, having long been dormant u
transported hither Iii the wardrobe or some pl
political priest, germinated in the too crcduf
minds ot their poor proselytes, aud loomed ii
luxuriance in the fertile fields ol their own vi
lt also affords me great pleasure to be able
report that, by a carera! examination ol' the t
dence taken by the committee, lt will be seen tl
the colossal reports ot the gigantic elect lon (rai
at the various votlug places in the Counties
Newberry, Abbeville and Anderson, made <
pressly to the order or some eadetship-seUI
Congressman, are not merely exaggerated stn
incuts ot diminutive truths, but ar?'as absolut
"false as t he baseless iabrteof a Tading vision.1
The majority ol' your committee having '?
ferrell your honorable body lo the testuno
of but a few oftboiuany who testified before ai
in order to prove their assertion?, thc minor
would unst respectfully call your attention
the testimony of all Ute other?who "testilicd 1
fore us," to prove the fallacy of the statements
the majority or the committee, and to denn
strate the truthfulness or the propositions of t
minority: and in humble imitation of thc ni
jority repoit. I shall conclude my remarks
I calling the attention or your honorable body
[ the existence. In the Third Congressional D
trict. or a "thoroughly organized party" call
the "Cnlon League," which party has an c
spring known as the "Investigating Committee
the real object and intention or which is to ?
cumulate capital ror the coming campaign.
All or which is respectrully summed.
Early In thc morning session or the Sena
Arnim arose "to a question or privilege." and ?
sertcd that Wallace had stated that he had sav
him (Arnim) from the penitentiary. He th
made a long and vehement speech, and c
nounccd Wallace's statement as false; that
was neither a Republican nor Democrat, bat
demagogue, and was elected to Congress by
majority of four thousand votes against hu
that Reed, not he. was entitled io the seat In Cc
gress. and the only reason Reed had not secur
bis scat was because he was formerly a rebel;
(Arnim) thought that it was time the Unlti
States extended a general amnesty to those
the Southern people who had "accepted tht situ
Hon." Donaldson defended Wallace against tl
assertions of Armen, and stated that Wallnce li:
done all he could to compromise the revent
cases against Arnim, to whom Wallace was ar
I had been a good friend. To this, Arnim Teplle
"If he is a good friend of mine, all I have to say
'God save me from my friends.' " Leslie defem
ed Arnim, and disapproved or revenue office
generally, and was of the opinion that hell w?
made especially for them. Wallace was prcsci
during the discussion, and seemed highly please
OUTRAGE VTOH DEMOCRATS.
On Saturday last, Messrs. Claude C. Turner, !
S. Lewie, W. W. Waller. Samuel Littlejohn, ar
T. F. Clyburn, (Democrats,)submltted a protest I
be entered on the Journal of the House (which a
peared this morning.) against the passage of tl
"act to provide ror the appointment ol' trial ju
tices," opposing it upon the ground or Its uncoi
stitutionality-a violation or Section "1st or Art
ele IV, which reads: "A competent number <
Justices ol thc peace .ind constables shall b? chi
sen lu each county, by the qualitled electors then
or. in such manner as the General Assembly ma
direct." Thc protest concludes by stating Hu
"though South Carolina has ben recoustructe
ror nearly two years, ann the third session or til
General Assembly ls now near its close, this rig!;
to elect their officers has been steadily denied th
people. We denounce this act as another tearrul li
crease or executive power, auother dangerous en
croachtueut upon the liberties of the people,,am
auother gross violation or thc constitution. Th
subterfuge resorted to by thc Trainers of thc aci
In chauging the name of justice or the peace t
that ot trial justice, is ton ?hallow to conceal th
lad that the act is the offspring of a virulent pui
ty spirit, quite at variance with every sound prill
Ciple ol political economy. However high may b
the pitch or party feeling-anil party prejudice, i
cannot bo a Justifying pretext for class legislation
and especially so when it is effected by such opei
and Bagram violations of the fundamental law
or thc State as the passage ol' this act."
TUE STATE GOVERNMENT A MONARCHY.
Mr. Javan Bryant also submitted a protes
against t he passage or the same act. which wa:
endorsed by Messrs. John B. Moore and Jobi
Wilson with thc emphatic exclamation, "Gm
save the State !"' The points ol objection of th ii
protest are also the unconstitutionality of Hu
act. This protest concludes by stating "our Stan
Government, which but two short years ago en
te red upon its career with a tr dy republican con?
stitution, is to-day scarcely one halr's-breadth re
moved from au aosolultt monarchy. The Exceu
ti ve commands thu militia, controls Hie entire
nuances or thc State, appointing every oillcer,
rrom State auditor down to local assessor; sets
up and deposes rdlug to his own caprice, a
very large numbei or the judicial officers or thc
State, and even selects the very jurymen by whom
the maheasance or his agents are to be tiled. And
who ls this man that ls clothed with such kingly
prerogatives-that is judge or judges and selec?
tor or juries ? Certainly, in one in so exalted a
station all rare virtues should meet, and all great
qualities unite. Ot course he is a man who never
sought such distinction, ncr aspired to such au?
thority. And being a man thoroughly versed in
the jurisprudence of the country, we are not to
expect that he wu; regard the section or this
act which authorizes the Governor 'to suspend
rrom lils onice, Tor such causes as to him shall
seem just any trial justice, and to desiguale
another person to perform the duties of such ;.us
pended offleer, who, In turn, may bc remo!
and another designated'-I say we are not to i
peet that he will regard this section tts a sn
clent justification for thc decapitation of a maj
trate for granting trial in a case of assault a
battery, or the removal of a judicial ofilccr for
suing a warrant for the arrest of a inldnlg
This morning tho protests were discussed 1
sometime very excitedly, and the greater portl
of the latter expunged from the journal-this 1
lng done, it is believed, because submitted
After the order for expunging was announce
Mr. John B. Moore, Democrat, submitted to t
Speaker (who refused to allow lt to be record
on the journal,) a paper stating his reasons 1
voting "no" on the motion to expunge, as f
lows: First, because the protest was thc emboi
ment of an incontrovertible truth; second, t
cause it ls the universal determination of the H
publican members or the House of Represent
Uves not to allow an exposure or their vlolatlo
or the Constitution or the State to be placed npi
record, nor the unwarranted and unju9tiflat
acts of thc Executive to be exposed, which ls :
indication of thc determination or the Republl
ans or this Dense to establish a monarchy
THE GOVERNOR DENOUNCED.
The startling event of to-day was Leslie's epeei
IL the Senate, denouncing the Governor. Tl
general appropriation bill was under consider
tion. When the clause providing that "for conti
ulng the construction of the State Penitential
eighty thousand dollars be appropriated, to 1
paid on the order or the Governor" was reache
Leslie moved to strike out the word "Governor
and insert "Financial Board of the State." Til
raised a bowl of Indignation among thc Radlc
senators, one or two or whom asserted that tl
motion was made to throw a slur upon the Go
ernor. Leslie replied to these assertions by sa
ing, substantially, that there was something rc
ten about the penitentiary, anyway. He believi
the Governor was Interested in lt in some wa
There was, a short time ago, a tract or land b
longing to the State, and situated near the pct
tentiary, which the Governor leased to Mr. Po]
for a small Bum, upon condition that he shou
put lt in cultivable order. Upon this tract wi
six thousand dollars worth of wood, which wi
cut down by thc penitentiary convicts and sold I
thc State, to which it already belonged. Noi
said Leslie, you tell me that the Governor dldn
kuow abont this 1* Perhaps he dldu't. Even Ste
brand doesn't know about it, and if Mr. Pot
were discreetly questioned, he would know n<
thing neither. Well, there was a handsome prol
made out or that little operation by somebod;
and perhaps the Governor and Stollirand kne
nothing about lt; If so, the Governor knows lei
than usual about the business of thc State. Thei
was nothing In the State that the Governor di
not know something about, nor any business 1
which he did not have a Huger, from a ral
load to a bank or a peanut stand. No?
uns Pope contract business should be at
dited by somebody beside the Governor. Ther
ls enough evidence to indict Stoibrand as princ
pal, and the Governor as accessory, In this mai
ter, by whicli the State Is wronged. 1 am prepai
ed to defend the Governor when he acts fairly am
honorably, and to denounce him when he act
otherwise. Pity alone prevents me from not noi
mentioning more or the Governor's actions. Som
here have alluded to the Governor's financial poll
cy. What evidence is there that he has any-lil
reports on railroad matters? He has no financia
or other policy. He does not know on what tfdi
or where he stands. He ls without a policy. Hi
never told a man one thing to day that he dldn'
contradict to-morrow. Thc time 13 coining whet
he will have to give a record of his doings as thi
Previous to this, one or two attempts had bcei
made to gag Leslie, and there seemed to be i
prospect that such a move would be successful
whereupon Leslie turned towurds thORe win
seemed bent upon making him stop, and said
"Do you recollect when the menagerie was here
Well, the keeper told the boys not to crowd tin
ruoukey. Well, I say to you, do not crowd thi
monkey, for ir you do, he will break h's cage ant
let out not only himself, but many things whlcl
you would not like to have escape."
Here Nash asked Leslie, who constituted tin
financial board T To which Leslie replied: If yoi
knew your duty as a senator, or knew the law:
which you help to make, which I do not bellevi
you do, you would know who are upon thi
Wimbush said: "Governor Scott will bett?
next Governor, so you (Leslie) need not try to gel
your third party' mau in."
Lesli'!. If that be so, God help the poor people
of the State.
After tate Leslie, amid frequent interruptions
continued his remarks, thc gist or which is above
SECOND BEADINO OF BILLS.
In thc House, Senate btu to authorize trustees
to invest in bonds or the State; Senate bill relative
to the power of thc City Council of Charleston, tc
impose punishment for violation of ordinances
Senate bill to Incorporate thc Stonewall Fire
Corapauy of Chester; Senate bill to aid and en?
courage cotton aud woollen manufactures.
In thc Senate, a House bill lo regulate thc lees
or probate judges, clerks or courts, trial justices,
ami justices or thc peace, and other officers therein
The Governor to-day notified the General As?
sembly that he had approved the following acts
and resolutions: An act to grant, renew and
amend the charter or certain towns and villages
therein named; to alter and amend the charter
of and extend the limits of thc City of Columbia;
to authorize the formation of a company for the
construction of a turnpike road i brough or near
Sassafras Gap, and known as Sassafras Gap Turn?
pike Company; to establish a ferry across the
Wacoamaw River, in Horry County, and to vest
thc same in J. J. Reaves, his heirs.and assigns;
to charter Hie Manchester ami Augusta Railroad
Company; to sell a certain lot of land to the /.lou
Baptist Church, of Columbia; joint resolution to
change thc name of Alexander Henry Riley to
Alexander Henry Buchanan; nn net to amend an
act entitled un act to authorize thc sale or the
Columbia Canal: to provide for the formation of
religious, charitable and educational associations;
to recharter Rantowle's Bridge; to amend au act
entitled an act io lix thc salary and regulate the
pay of certain officers; to amend an act entitled
an act to incorp?rale the Charleston Board of
RATIFICATION' OF ACTS.
The Speaker ol the House or llcpresentatlves
attended in the Senate to-day. when the follow?
ing acts were duly ratified: Au act to incorporate
the home for Invalid clergymen; to incorporate
thu Enterprise Railroad Company, or Charleston,
S. C.; to incorporate thc Wilmington and Caroli?
na Railroad Company; to enforce a uniform sys?
tem of assessment and taxation by municipal
bodies; to provide for an assessment of real pro?
perty lu the year 1ST0; to limit thc cost of criini
nal prosecutions; authorizing the State treasurer
to reissue to Richard P. Buck a certain certifi?
cate of Mate stock, lost or destroy vi; toumcud
au act entitled "an act to charter the Port
Itoyal Railroad Company, ratified Decem?
ber 21, 1807;" to provide for the filling of
vacancies In county oftlecs; to provide for
the care of thc poor; to incorporate Ply?
mouth Congregational Church of Charleston;
to provide for a sinking fund, and the manage?
ment of the same; restoring to the family of
Isaac Haithcock, deceased, a tract of land in the
County of Sumter; to alter and amend an act en?
titled an act to provide for the assessment and
taxation of property; to provide Tor the appoint?
ment of trial justices; giving authority to the
City Council of Charleston to amend an ordinance
entitled "Au ordinauco to aid in rebuilding the
burnt districts and waste places In thc City of
Charlestonjoin: resolution to authorize the At
torney-General to institute proceedings against
the South Carolina Railroad Company for viola?
tion of their charter; joint resolution authorizing
the State treasurer to reissue to Alexander Rob -
ertson, J. F. Blacklock and B. r. Coachman, or
their assigns, agents and attorneys, and others
therein named, certain certificates of stoek; an
act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for
the appointment of a law commissioner, and to
define his powers and duties, and for other pur.
poses therein mentioned ; to incorporate the
Charleston Banking and Trust Company.
Sheriff Mackey has brought the following
named prisoners from Charleston to the peniten?
tiary : Charles Harrison, one year, for man?
slaughter; John Robinson, three years, for lar?
ceny; Marlon Alston, one y eur, for larceny; Sam?
uel Orr, two years, for larceny; Wm. Stannard
and Sam Jenkins, two years each, ror larceny;
Joel Bronson, Richard Singleton and John Haz
zard, fourteen months each, for larceny-all
Dr. Lebby ls herc, endeavoring to secure a sur?
soient appropriation to maintain the Charleston
Aaron Alpcorla Bradley, the celebrated com?
mander or the Ogeechee colored brigade, and sen?
ator from Chatham County, Georgia, made his
appearance in the Senate chamber to-day, and
was welcomed by the colored senators. He ls
weary of the excitement and dangers of unre?
constructed Georgia politics, and, as I am In?
formed, proposes to be a South Carolina poli?
Colonel Cothran took his seat (unofficially) in
the Senate to-day.
It is believed by many that Leslie will be reap?
pointed land commissioner, with less power than
before. His ronner power was feared by Govern?
or Scott, Neagle, Parker and others, as, with his
Influence over the colored people, through his
thirty-one agents.be conld control a majority vote
in a nominating convention. For this reason, a
strong pressure was brought against the erratic
senator, and he tendered his resignation: bat lt ls
not thought that lt will be accepted, or, if so, he
will be reappointed, In consideration of which he
will use his influence In favor of Scott A Co.
Others believe that DeLarge will be appointed
land commissioner; that this was the express
stipulation made by the representatives before
they would vote for the five hundred thousand
dollars appropriation for the commissioner.
Leslie, in a speech in the Senate to-day, said
that the report or the committee appointed to In?
vestigate the affairs or the Blue Ridge Railroad
was so sweet, so very sugary, that he was almost
Inclined to believe that it was made by the com?
pany. Leslie ls very near the truth.
DeLarge, speaking of the Civil Bights bill, said
that the House passed a bill to give the colored
people their civil rights, and the Senate amended
it so as to make them civilly express their rights.
A white woman, Mrs. Oliver, delivered a lec?
ture on t?male suffrage In thc hall of thc House of
Representatives to night. She ls or the opinion
that the American males arc very degenerate,
and should "fold up and lay away the American
nag until a better generation can come and take
care or lt." L.
DESTRUCTIVE EIRE IX MARION.
Thirteen Hoares Barned - Loss from
$23,000 to $40,000.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
MARION COCKTIIOUSE, March 1.
Our village has been devastated by a terri?
Last night, at halt-past ll o'clock, thc names
broke out in a store occupied by H. Clark, and, In
spite ol all efforts to check the spread of the con
flagratlon, In the coarse or a few hours no less
than thirteen houses, in the business centre of
the village, were consumed.
The loss ls variously estimated at from $25,000
to $40,000. PEEDEE.
-German newspapers say that emigration
from that country to America this year will be
larger than ever before.
-The German bankers have united and es?
tablished a Deutsche Bank in Berlin with a
capital of 20,000,000 thalers.
-By thc present school and military system
of Prussia, all young men who can prove that
they have reached a certain standard of excel?
lence In their studies, are furnished with cer?
tificates enabling them to serve as volunteers
for one year, Instead of three, on condition of
their equipping and maintaining themselves
while in thc army.
-At Cologne, the carnival festival ls to be
marshalled by a procession embracing tho
seven fat and the seven lean kine, a camel
passing through the eye of a needle, th? Sul?
tan and his harem, the Queen of the Night,
Joseph in Egypt, the Pavilion of Semiramis,
the Colossus of Rhodes, Poliphar's Wile, &c,
all designed to satirize Hie Suez Canal festival.
-Subterranean passages across thc Boule?
vards are about to be constructed in Paris, so
that foot passengers can pass over without
danger from the throng of vehicles. The en?
trance to the stairways will bu through kiosks,
like those now constructed along the Boule?
vards lor the sale of newspapers. The privi?
lege of constructing these passages lias re?
cently been granted by the French Govern?
ment to a competent architect.
-The Figaro, on the late disturbances in
Paris, remarks: "In a nation of forty-eight
millions there will always bc a certain number
ol fools, and a certain number of rogues to
take advantage ot their tolly. There was no
political right, no social question at stake.
Only os a matter of humanity was lhere any
interest in the matter; Hie solo result of this
wretched adventure is a broken head to some
nnlortunato vagabond. And yet our system of
centralization gives such an interest lo any?
thing dating from Paris that all France is in
excitement over this parody ot a revolution."
-In London people seem every season to be
drifting into iater and ?aler hours. Hitherto
it lias been the rule at nil the club-houses that
no member shall be admitted after 1 A. M.,
and that later than midnight-or, at most,
half an hour after-tile cook shall not be called
upon to prepare any supper or other refresh?
ments which require cooning. Lately, how?
ever, a club has been opened on St. James
street, giving out that the rules admit of sup?
pers being cooked up to ?> A. M". The number
of members was limited to a thousand, and
tile list was filled in three days, although the
entrance money was thirty pounds, and the
annual subscription teu pounds.
-It is announced in the Paris journals that
the young Marchioness of Hastings, the beauti?
ful widow of the English reprobate whose
death, a year or two ago. pointed a moral, is
about to be married a second time, to a cousin
of the Marquis of Downsliire, Sir George Chet?
wynd. As a commentary on this alliance, it
is said that very recently Hie statue of Hie
Marchioness, beautifully wrought in marble,
representing grid, was erected on the tomb
of her late husband In Kensal Oreen Cemetery.
'.Widowhood in effigy !" said Hie Princess
Souwaroff, on hearing of the intended second
marriage--what practical women these En?
glish are !"
'?WASHINGTON, March 1.
In the Senate, Wilson Introduced a bill for
the better observance of Sunday in military and
The funding bill was discnssed to the adjourn?
In the House the Senate's amendment to the
postofflce route bill was accepted.
The joint resolution introduced yesterday by
Beck, extending to three years the time for keep?
ing distilled spirits lo bond, came up. the question
being on Marshall's amendment to Hooper's sub?
stitute, reducing the amount to be paid after the
first year from one cent a gaUon per month to
half a cent. Marshall's amendment was rejected
-yeas 84; nays 88. Hooper's substitute was
agreed to without division, requiring the pay?
ment of one cent per gallon for each month after
the first year. Washburne, of Wisconsin, moved
to lay the bill on the table, being a bill to suspend
the collection of tho revenue on whiskey for the
remainder of this administration. The bill was
not laid on the table-yeas 62; nays 104. The bill
as amended was then passed without a division.
John W. Deweese, of North Carolina, baving
resigned, was disposed of like Whlttemore.
A prolonged discussion In regard to corruption
In thc past Congress took place without action
Collis, a former member from Alabama, seeming
The Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Senate
again considered the Cuban question without ac?
Thc debt statement shows a decrease of six and
a half millions.
The Senate, In Executive session, confirmed
Strong and discussed Bradley, nominees for the
Supreme bench; but finally adjourned with the
understanding that thc vote will be taken to?
Grant and Cornwell rebuked Butler for his at?
tacks on the newspaper correspondents, by their
presence at the wedding of W. Scott Smith this
The Oneida Disaster.
LONDON, March 1..
Later and more favorable dispatches have
been received from the British authorities at Yo?
kohama in relation to the collision between the
steamers Bombay and Oneida. The details, how?
ever, are still meagre. Fifty-six of the oftlcers
and crew of the Oneida were subsequently picked
up by small boats of the Bombay. It is thought
that others that were missing at the las; accounts
would ultimately prove to have escaped. The
names of the saved or lost have not yet been re?
ceived, nor ls it known precisely how many per?
sons were on board thc ill-fated vessel at the time
of tho calamity.
The Carnival In Paris.
PARIS, March l.
Notwithstanding thc announcement that thc
?fartti Oras festivities would bc suppressed by
the police, at this hour, one o'clock, the boufyras
procession has just entered the Court of the Tuile?
ries. Great crowds of people are gathered on the
line or march, but no disturbances have occurred.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 1.
It is reported that J. McLeary Brown, becrctary
of thc Chinese legation, succeeds Burlingame.
Thc Bank Rate In Holland.
AMSTERDAM, March 1.
The Bank of Holland has reduced its Interest to
four per cent.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The Southern Railroad bill was debated in the
Kentucky Senate yesterday, by a vote of 22
Among the Jurors drawn for the March term or
Albany County, Wyoming, court, were eleven
ladles, some of them wives or the most promi?
nent citizens. Tlie excitement caused by tbis
proceeding was Immense.
Silver mines or unparalleled richness have been
discovered in Grayson County, Kentucky. The
ore ls found to contain a larger percentage of sil?
ver than any heretofore discovered. The mine is
almost inexhaustible,' and will be developed ia
the spring._ _
THE FREE TRADE MOVEMENT.
GREAT MEETING IN NEW YORK.
On Wednesday last thirteen hundred of the
most prominent citizens ol New York issued a
call for a mass meeting to bc held on the next
evening in the hall of the open Board of Bro?
kers, to protest against the present unjust and
intolerable tariff legislation of the country, and
to advocate a strictly revenue measure. The
signers of thc call were men of all professions,
and of bath political parties. Could we re?
publish the list, which ls headed by Brown.
Brothers & Co. and Duncan, Sherman ?
Co., our readers would see that lt comprises
an enormous proportion of the wealthiest and
most influential citizens of tho financial and
political metropolis of the Continent. This
unanimity of sentiment may be taken as a fair
illustration of the general opinion of the coun?
try on a question which is now exciting popu?
lar attention to an unusual degree. The meet?
ing was a most imposing demonstration. Jack
sou S. Schultz, Esq., presided, and among the
vice-presidents were such prominent gentle?
men as Samuel J. Tilden, John J. Cisco, Wil?
son C. Hunt, W. B. Duncan, John Bigelow,
Stewart Brown, Henry tirinncU, Ac. Speech?
es were made by William Cullan Bryant, Jack?
son S. Schultz, Maldon Sands, Wm. Allan But?
ler and Charles H. Marshall, and a letter was
received from Henry Ward Beecher regretting
that a previous engagement prevented his be?
ing present to speak for free trade.
The following resolutions were read and
R?tolved, That with the settlement of the po?
litical questions ol slavery and reconstrnc.ion,
it lias become tho primary duty of American
statesmen to devote themselves to a reform
In tho financial policy of the Federal Govern?
Resolved, That tho impolitic and unjust tari IT
system which has been imposed upon the Uni
tod States, has greatly impaired the prosperity
ol' the country; has added enormously to
the burdens necessarily created by the war,
and has borne with especial severity upon the
poorer classes, by increasing the expense of
living. Willie claiming to ''protect American
industry," it has, in fact, fettered and crip?
pled thu industrial energy of the nation.
lt has destroyed the prosperity of those great
branches of manufacture which were for?
merly engaged in the produclion of articles
for export to Soutli America, the West ludios,
China and India; it has proved ruinous equally
to the wool-grower and the manufacturer of
woollen goods; lt has so increased the cost of
iron, coal and raw materials as to impose
needless and oppressive burdens upon all
American industry engaged in manufactures;
lt has added enormously lo the expense of
railroad construct ion and transportation; it
thu. defrauds American labor by needless ob?
struction to the exchange of its products, and
it adds to this oppression by enhancing the
price of every article which the American la?
borer may wish to purchase In exchange for
thc products of his toil.
Resolved. That the present tariff has destroy?
ed our shipbuilding interests, while our un?
just laws prevent the American shipowner
from competing with the English, the French
and i he Germans in the ocean-carrying trade.
Our shipowners need no subsidies, but they
have a right to a*k tor the abolition of legisla?
tion which places them at an irretrievable dis?
advantage, compared with their loreign rivals,
by preventing them from purchasing ships In
tlie cheanes: market.
JIZ?ULVUL, Allin, Hie luwiuui?,, vv^yv??..
and extortionate duties now Imposed, demand?
ing as they do an army of salaried officials, and
promoting widespread corruption In office,
call loudly for reform and simplification.
Resolved, That the existence of our national
debt, and the heavy taxes which lt unavoida?
bly necessitates, render it Imperatively neces?
sary that no money shall be taken from the
people by government for the maintenance of
any favored classes or individuals.
liesolved, That we, therefore, denounce all
bounties or subsidies to any special interests,
whether given directly In pecuniary payments,
or indirectly by so-called protective duties,
and we demand that taxes should be imposed
only for the support of government and to
provide for the national debt; that the tariff
should be adjusted solely with reference to
revenue, and so simplified that duties shall be
laid upon the smallest number of articles from
which the needful income can be raised for
Resolved, That the burdens of our present Ill
adjusted taxation are oppressive alike to all
sections of the country; but as this city Is the
chief centre of exchanges for the products of
all branches of American industry, and as oar
prosperity is, therefore, directly dependent
ubon the prosperity of the great productive In?
terests of the. country, it is Incumbent upon the
citizens of New York to take a leading part in
securing the reforms which are needed.
Resolved, That those of our fellow-citizens
who have associated themselves to work for
revenue reform, under the name ol the Free
Trade League, have a just claim to our thanks
for the success which has attended their efforts
during the past year.
Resolved, That as a new Congress is shortly
to be elected, lt is imperative that thc agita?
tion for revenue retorm should be continued,
and that the people should be so enlightened
that members of Congress may be chosen
pledged to economy ot the public expenditures,
to a stern resistance of all government boun?
ties, subsidies and special legislation, and to a
revision and simplification ot the tariff.
Resolved, That to secure these essential re?
forms, we each of us pledge our efforts and
our means; and that a committee often be ap?
pointed by thc chair to secure the co-operation
ot all who desire to assist in this object.
-A report readies us from Paris, says the
Manchester Examiner, which, although it re?
quires confirmation, ls by no means to be dis?
missed as absolutely Incredible. It Is stated
In La France that a plot against thc life of the
Emperor has been discovered, and that several
of the recent arrests were determined upon in
consequence of the disclosures made in papers
which have fallen Into the hands of the police.
The Pairie confirms Its contemporary to the
extent of making a good deal of certain docu?
ments which have been found npon several of
thc prisoners. The documents In question are
said to Include "very compromising" letters
from M Rochefort; and the Patrie affirms that
at the approaching trials the necessity for the
repressive measures adopted by the govern?
ment will be made apparent to the whole
nation. On Friday, thirty five men were taken
into custody, and lt is stated that daggers, re?
volvers, and cartridges were lound In tbe pos?
session of several of the prisoners. The police
have also, it seems, picked up In the neighbor?
hood of the places where the late disorders
have occured, a considerable quantity of fire?
arms and weapons ol all kinds.
-There ls in Paris a club, composed chiefly
of rich merchants, the object of which ls to
enable thc members to witness executions.
The rooms are in a wine shop directly opposite
the guillotine. A circular is sent to the mem?
bers of the club, previous to an execution, In
the following form : "I am happy to Inform
you that to-morrow is the execution of-.
Do not fail to be present. He ls afraid to die,
and there will be fun." The members assem?
ble at the room and pass the night over a bowl
of punch, so as to be ready when the interest?
ing moment arrives.
-The workingwomen of Paris receive a
very small compensation for their labor. Thus,
in I860 there were 17,203 females who earned
from 10 to 25 cenia a day; 88,340 who earned
from 30 to 80 cents a day, and only 800 who
earned iroru 90 cents to 31 40 a day.
-A young farmer ls now serving out a three
months' term of imprisonment in Jail at Exe?
ter, England, for having shot a single phea?
sant five years ago on his father's farm.
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Money deposited on or before MARCU 21ST will
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Interest allowed March, July and November on
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Tho human body ls chiefly composed of tissues
and Ubres, as sensitive to every change in the
condition of the atmosphere J?S the most delicate
electrometer, or thc quicksilver in a barometer
The stomach, the skin, thc nerves, the lungs,
and the excretory organs are especially liable to
be affected by these variations, and the best de?
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thc digestive machinery, which feeds and nour?
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If the stomach ls weak or disordered, neither
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aud upon the tltucss of these two important
Hulda for the ?nices assigned to them by nature,
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When the air ls heavily laden with chilling va?
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digestion should bc au object of peculiar care. If
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toward and depressing latlucnce of a damp and
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