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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
CONGRESS WRANG LING OVER
A Colored Diplomatist.
[FKOU THE ASSOCIATED TRESS.]
WASHINGTON, March 5.
The Senate was not in session to-day.
The House was occupied all day discussing the
erudition or affairs in Georgia. The debate
promises to be prolonged. Farnsworth and Beck
opposed the bill. Beck offered a substitute that
no further legislation ls required. The debate
was quite animated. Result doubtful.
A mulatto named James w. Mason has been
nominated as minister resident and consul gene?
ral at Liberia. He is a mulatto, a native and resi?
dent of Chase County, Arkansas, where he is now
largely engaged in planting. Arter graduating In
Oberlin College, Ohio, he ivas taken by his father
to Paris, where he again graduated at a French
national school. Enlisting in the French army,
he served throughout the Crimean war, and was
brevetted lieutenant-colonel for distingushed ser?
vices. AboHt a year ago he was nominated as
judge of the court at Cape Town, but owing to
unfavorable legislation in regard to the continu?
ance of the courts In Africa, he declined the ap?
pointment. Ul3 present nomination as minister
to Liberia was made on the recommendation and
at the instance of Senator McDonald.
The President signed the bill establishing a
i umber of post routes throughout the South.
customs for the last eight months show an in?
crease of nearly $-23,000,000 over the correspond?
ing month last year.
The President, accepting an invitation for the
Fourth of Joly, expressed the hope that Congress
would adjourn before then.
Currency balance, nine and a half millions.
Coin one hundred and two millions, including
forty-four and a half million certificates.
NEWS AND GOSSIP RY MAIL.
The Traffic in Cadetships-The Com?
mittee Slackening in their Zeal
Fears lest the Investigations should
I Finally Extend to other Quarters-Im?
plicated Members Muttering Omi?
A Washington letter, of the 4th instant, to
the Baltimore Gazette, says:
It is feared the Military Commltteahave been
tampered with-that the evidence implicating
ex-members will be suppressed-and that some
of those who are now members will be suffer?
ed to slip through unscathed by justice. Hon?
est John Covode has been permitted to select
for himself two members ol* the committee to
proceed to Philadelphia to Investigate his case.
The sub-committee hare proceeded to Hint
city, and contemplate the examination of Hon.
Wm. Millward, well known In political circles,
who 6ays he "got the appointment ol cadet
from Mr. Covode, and sold it for $1000." Of
conste it will be proved beyond question that
"Mr. CovodeV was totally*ignorant and inno?
cent of the passing, between these outside par
ties, of any "filthy lucre." As well miglit a
reader of Le Sage charge Gil Blas with "touch?
ing" any of the subsidies brought in by his con?
fidential friend. Scipio. I am of opinion that
even Butler, of Tennessee, will be "let up." It
will be shown that General Schofield "advised"
the appointment of young Tyler. The "en?
larged" powers given the committee by a sub?
sequent resolution of the House were con?
ferred in the Interest ol the House delinquents.
The committee understand perfectly the pur?
pose ol this resolution. It said, in so many
words, "Stop your current exposure of mem?
bers of this House, or prepare to take the re?
sponsibility of attacking the very heads of tho
Radical organization in the Executive Depart?
ment of the government."
The implicated members have within a dny or
two spoken in unmistakable language. They
boldly avow that the nomination ol'Stewart, of
New York, for Secretary of the Treasury, thc
appointments of Borle and Hoar to other posi?
tions In the Cabinet, and ot Pierrepont and
Butterfield to the most lucrative posts in New
York, besides hosts ol others, were the same
thing as issuing a carte-blanche to every office?
holder and Congressman in America (who have
the legal power to appoint) to sell all the offices
within their gift to the highest bidder. The
adoption broadly of the principle of reward?
ing men who had in open day advanced
money, in contemplation of undoubted pro?
spective ability to confer such honors and
emoluments, was a direct announcement
that offices in the United States had un?
der Radical rule become private and not
?ublic property. If this doctrine is to
e admitted, tlie sale of a cadetship is no
offence nt all. Then the bestowtnent, or
sale, or transfer of authority to sell, is a
matter between the member * and his con?
stituents alone. Congress has nought to dis?
turb a member in the exercise of his vested
priva?; rights. Nor, indeed, (upon the general
principle of the President's appointments)
have the people of their "tleestrlcts" any right
to complain. Wherein, forsooth, have tile peo?
ple of the-United States, at large, dissented
from the propriety in General Grant of search?
ing out and appointing from the four quarters
ol* the earth every man, woman and child in
any way related tb or connected with him, or
any one of his extensive kith or clan ? The
people seem to acknowledge that he owns al!
these offices, and could as well sell them to
th? subscribers to the Grant fund as to give
them away to his poor relations. Why, then,
kick up such a fuss about poor Whitt'emore's
little speculation ? Such views as these, press?
ed upon the committee by the small-fry pecu?
lators, have squelched the last spark of* spunk
out of their bodies. They dare not strike at
the root of the evil.
The time has come when a spade should be
tailed a spade. The wretched condition of the
country has been to a great extent brought
about by squeamishness when speaking of the
miserable nepotism and the unparalleled sel?
fishness, avarice and wholesale grasping of thc
public franchises by this administration. I am
glad, therefore, that members (no matter with
what motive) have determined that the com?
mittee shall either take the bull by the horus,
or cease with their contemptible "drag-net to
haul in the small fish. Go Into deep water,
gentlemen, or you will catch no popularity,
how many so ever minnows you may expose
to the public view. Dropping this metaphor,
it is only necessary, to be assured, to apply the
spark to set the country on fire. The indigna?
tion and contempt of the masses only awaits
the official exposure of their ^unscrupulous
The North. Carolina Vacancy-Dewe esc
to be Succeeded by a Colored Repre?
A Wn^ington telegram of Thursday to the
New York Herald says :
A dispatch was received to-day from Gov?
ernor Holden, by the North Carolina senators,
relative to the vacancy in the fourth district, oc?
casioned by the resignation of Deweese.lhe car?
pet-bagger, who sold his cadetships. Holden
asks for advice about the propriety of holding
an election to fill the vacancy forthe present
Congress. It is the opinion of Senators \bbott
and* Pool that the Republicans can carry the
district, though it was close when Deweese
was elected. This is attributed to the fact
that Deweese was unpopular and was re?
garded altogether as an unsuitable selec?
tion. It is thought that the Republi?
cans will nominate Jim Harris, a negro, who
is said to be very popular not only "with his
own race, but with the whites. If he is nomi?
nated Senator Abbott thinks he will carry the
district. He was a prominent candidate when
Deweese was nominated, and would have
beaten him had he made an effort. At that
time it was not considered good policy on the
part of the Republicans of the South to push
negroes forward for Congress; and Harris, who
is reported as a sensible I'eUow. did'uot wish to
make himself prominent. Now that the ice
has been fairly broken by the election ot* the
negro Senator Revels, the Southern Republi?
cans, especially tbe black wing ol the party,
teel uo further delicacy about sending
negroes to Congress. It is probable Unit
both Deweese and Whittemore will be suc?
ceeded in the House by negroes.
The white laborers on lhe Pacific Railroad, at |
Nevada, have driven off the Chinese, destroying
their tents and buildiugs. '
The Missing Steamer-Thc Da ri cn
LONDON, March 5.
Many vessels have been sont to cruise iortlie
City of Boston. She is stilt believed to be safe by
the Inman Line authorities. Heavy gales from
coastward have prevailed recently. It is said
there are five hundred vessels off Ireland -which
can't get in any English port until the gales cease.
No further advance in premium.
The Times to-day reviews and discourages the
ship canal over Darien.
The Conspiracy In Pari?.
PARIS, Marali 5.
An official note says all persons arrested for the
recent conspiracy have been duly interrogated.
Those who refused to answer were imprisoned
for contumacy. Of five hundred arrested, seven?
ty-four remain in prison.
Moutpensicr in Madrid. .
MADRID, March 5.
The Duke Montpensier arrived amid the firing
of guns and the ringing of bells.
HAVANA, March 5.
Later advices from Hie insurrectionary dis?
tricts confirm the report that Bembetta succeeds
Jordan, who resigned.
THE MEXICAN TROUBLES.
MAZATLAN, March 5.
Vega entered Sinnloa. His pronunciamcnto
ignores Juarez. Thc revolutionists attacked the
fortress at Maznilan and were repulsed. Colonel
Calberas has pronounced In favor of Veja. Gueril?
las are traversing the interior of the State, rob
SR ARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Pendleton lins been elected President of the
Ohio branch of the Cincinnati and Chesapeake
Railroad, the eastern terminus being opposite
There is no quorm in the Tennessee Legislature,
nor will there be durlDg the session. No provision
has been made to pay the Interest on thc State
An old shell exploded at Wilmington on Satur?
day, wounding three negroes, one fatally.
Several firms at Rochester, New York, have re?
sumed specie payments.
Wickliffe, the auditor of Louisiana, has been
committed to jail in deiaultor $50,000 bail.
Governor Stevenson, of Kentucky, in declining
Gollady's resignation, says that Golladay owes it
to his State, his constituents and his own honor,
to have a full investiganion before the House, as
the only tribunal having jurisdiction In the mat?
THE BL A CK FLA G IN CUBA.
BLOODY WORK ON BOTH SIDES.
General Qucsaria's Accounts.
Tlic bloody work in Cuba goes on. and since
the blue necktie assassination in the streets ol
Havana, a number of similar outrages have
been perpetrated. A letter of tho 2Gth ult.
states that, on the pretence of the discovery of
a Cuban Junta at Santiago, the Spanish author?
ities arrested from forty to fifty ol' the most
prominent citizens, thirteen ol' whom were
tried by a military commission, found guilty of
disloyalty, sentenced to death and executed.
Five of the victims were Senor Andres La
Puente, thc Grand Orient of the Free Masons
of the island, ti very wealthy planter, and a
man universally esteemed lor his benevolence
and tine abilities; Captain Jose Viilaiongo,
once an officer of the Spanish army; Don Jose
M. Portondo, a planter, and two American
citizens. Forty more were arrested, but were
not executed at the time the above were shot,
but probably have, ere this, shared the
same fute; a British subject has also been
murdered by thc volunteers at Santiago.
Exasperated by these wholesale butcheries
of unoffending persons, it is stated that tile
Cuban General Quesada, before being superse?
ded by General Jordan, shot Ur? Spaniards, and
subsequently General Jordan shot three hun?
dred men in retaliation for the terrible mur?
ders of Cuban families and Cuban prisoners by
Hie Spaniards. An expedition has safely luud
etl recently nt Covar Rubbias, near Las Tunas,
with 1500 rifles, 300.000 cartridges and a ton
ami a half of powder for the Cubans. The
Americans at Havana and throughout the
island are alarmed ?it the position taK?n by the
captain-general anti the volunteers, and many
are leaving. Not alone fo the island are these
outrages confined, but in the waters surround?
ing Cuba are peaceful American trading ves?
sels Stopped, their flag insulted, and their sea?
men ill-treated by the Spanish.
QUESADA'S ACCOUNTS OK TUE SITUATION.
General Quesada, who is now in New York,
is described as a man ot middle stature, pos?
sessing a line military bearing; his age is about
thirty-seven, and his features show evident
traces of recent exposure. His head is re?
markably well shaped and indicates a large
amount of personal courage, combined with a
strong will and perseverance. The General
left the command of the. patriot forces in order
to undertake a special mission, not only to the
Government ot the United States, but also to
European governments, in which capacity he
is duly accredited by acting President C?spedes,
who authorizes him lo do all in his power to
aid aud further the interests of the Republic of
He expresses the opinion that thc cause of
Cuba stands better now than ever before; the
troops have an abundance of arsis and amiiiu
nition; the artillery numbers thirteen light
field pieces; and they have 20,000 rifles; only
some 8000 men are armed with machetes.
Horses a. 1 cattle of all descriptions are .suited
to be fall} ?qua) to the demand, and many of
the infantry are mounted when necessary.
Aquilera is still Secretary of Stute, und is n
candidate for vice-president of the republic, Hie
election lor which position is soon lo luke
place. Izagnlrre had given up the treasury,
and it is probable that C. Mola would be named
to succeed him; though the President had de?
clared tiiat he would not accept the former's
resignation. It is a fact that the President
married, some four months ago, thc sister of
Congress is mainly composed of members
who voted thc the constitution, and its number
has been increased to twenty-live. The Mar?
quis of Santa Lucia presides, but his health is
bud, and recent deaths in his huntly prevent
his constant al tendu nee upon the sessions.
Jordan is commander-in-chief: Agrninontc is
second in command. There are four brigades
and two squadrons of cavalry, the latter under
command of Julie Sangilily. The oilier com?
manders are: C. rorro, of Hie brigade of the
North; M. Agramonte, of the brigade ol' the
West; p. Recto, of the brigade of thc South;
Colonels Hula and Lope Rec1 o command the
brigade of the East The military scale com?
prises Hie grade of general of division, lieuten?
ant-general and brigadier-general. The word
iuajor-geiier.il denotes a change, not a grade;
Ignacio Agramonte lilis that position in Carno
gliey, Marmol the same in the Eastern depart?
ment, aud Cavada is major-general ot the Cin?
Genera) Qucsada's party report that all the
departments of the government are working
well, and there is a great abundance of almost
everything. Clothing is somewhat scarce
amoiig the poor. There is plenty of salt, which
is nn article sometimes difficult tu lind. Pow?
der is being manufactured ut the raie of lilly
pounds per dav. and is of the best quality. Ni?
tre is obtained' by an ingenious method; it is
extracted from the excrements ol' bats which
are found in the caves. The powder is good,
but a sufficient quantity is not now being made
for the use of Hie anny. Firearms are being
manufactured und repaired in numerous shops,
but there m e many thousands wanting anns.
With only small additional resources, the Cu?
bans could ucl upon thu aggressive, and drive
out the Spaniards forever from the island.
THE NEW REGIME.
OUR LORDS AND LEGISLATORS.
It is the general impression, both among
Republicans and Democrats, that there will be
a great change in the next Legislature of South
Carolina; that there will be better men, men?
tally and morally, elected in lieu of that large
class of the Republican members whose legis?
lative conduct has not reflected credit upon
themselves or upon the party which, as they
express it, they "have the honor to represent."
As there is great probability that there will be
such a change, we propose to giro, in a series
of articles, sketches of the members of thc
"First reconstructed General Assembly of.South
Carolina," as they appear to an outsider, as
the law-makers ef the Palmetto State. First in
order is a list of thc members who are
INELIGIBLE FOH RE-EI.ECTION.
By virtue of thc provisions of the twenty
eighth section, article second, Reconstruc?
tion Constitution of this State, forty-one mem?
bers of the General Assembly are ineligible
for re-election. The section ls as follows:
No person shall be eligible to a seat in the
General Assembly whilst he holds any office of
profit or trust under this State, Hie United
States of America, or any of them, or under
other power, except officers in the militia,
magistrates, or justices ol inferior courts,
while such justices receive no salary; and if
any member shall accept or exercise any of the
disqualifying offices, be shall vacate his seat;
provided that this prohibition shall not extend
to the members of the First General Assembly.
Those of the senators who arc thus disquali?
fied are :
David T. Corbin, Charleston, United States
dis.rict attorney, acting lieutenant-governor
and codifier of the laws.
F. Arnim, Edgefleld, county commissioner.
James M. Allen, Greenville, postmaster at
R. J. Donaldson, Chesterfield, collector of
W. R. Hoyt, Colleton, commissioner of public
H. E. Hayne, colored, Marion, school com?
J. R. Jillson, Kershaw, superintendent of
C. W. Montgomery, Newberry, codifier of
laws. & "
H. J. Maxwell, colored. Marlboro, school
\V. Beverly Nash, colored, Richland, regent of
J. H. Rainey, colored, Georgetown, sinking
Those of the representatives who are dis?
qualified are :
B. A. Bosetnon, eolored,Cliarleston, ] hysician
at Charleston jail; regent Lunatic Asylum.
J. A. Bowley, colored, Georgetown, school
L. Cain, colored. Edgefleld, teacher, school
E. J. Cain, colored, Orangcburg, school.com
Joseph Crews, Laurens, deputy United States
lt. C. DeLarge, colored, Charleston, land
commissioner, sinking fund commissioner.
L. W. Duvall, Fairfield, sheriff of Fairfield
F. DeMars, Orangeburg, postmaster at Or?
R. B. Elliott, colored, Charleston, assistant
adjutant-general of State, regent Lunatic
J. H. Ferltcr, Sumter, United States reve?
nue assessor, county commissioner.
L. P. Guffln, Abbeville, county commis?
C. D. Hayne, eolorcd, Edgefieltl, postmaster
H. J. Lomax, colored, Abbeville, school
S. J. Lee, colored, Edgefleld, county com?
W. J. McKinlay, colored, Charleston, regis?
George F. McIntyre, Colleton, school com?
W. J. Mixson, Barnwell, school commis?
J. L. Ncagle, Columbia, comptroller-gene?
ral, sinking fund commissioner.
P. J. O'Connell, York, agent for Catawba
C. H. Pettingiii, Williamsburg, nssessor of
A. J. Rausier. colored. Charleston, county
E. M. Stocber, Marion, county auditor, as?
sistant assessor ol' internal revenue.
C. J. Stoibrand, Beaufort, superintendent
T. K. Sasportns, colored, Orangebtirg, coun?
S. B. Thompson, colored, Richland, regent
ol' Lunatic Asylum.
R. Tomlinsou, Charleston, auditor ol' the
Charle< M. Wilder, colored, Richland, post?
master at Columbia.
John Woolley, Edgefleld, county treasurer.
W. ,1. Whipper, colored, Beaufort, codifier of
F. J. Moses, Jr., adjutant-general of the
It is tlie impression of a lew persons that
those members who hold county offices arc not
ineligible for re-election. It is the opinion of
the attorney-general thal they are ineligible
lie having so expressed himself on Thursday
last. It is believed that many ol those who
hold county offices will resign them, prefcrlng
legislative honors and emoluments.
T. Root, who represents Edgefleld, is now a
resident ol Georgia, mid is, ol' course, Ineligi?
ble for re-election. The counties ol'Abbeville
and Beaufort ure unrepresented in the Senate.
The terms ol' Senators It. II. Cain, colored,
Charleston; E. E. Dickson. Democrat, Clar?
endon Couuty: W. W. Duncan. Union County;
lt. J. Donaldson, Chesterfield Couuty; w. R.
Hoyt, Colleton Couuty; J. K. Jillson, Kershaw
Cornily; H. J. Maxwell, colored, Marlboro'
County; W. B. Nash, colored, Richland County;
J. II. Reid, Democrat, Anderson County; T. A.
Rogers, Democrat, Picketts County; S. A.
Swalls, colored, Williamsburg County; II. M.
Situs, Democrat, Lancaster County ; John
Lunney, Darlington County; Lucius Wimbush,
colored, Chester County, expire this year
they being "short term senators."
-Sophie Cruvelll. once the musical wonder
ot Paris before the days of Patti, bas been
singing as Madame Vigler, at Nice, for the
benefit ul'thc poor, aud a duel between two
Nicene "swells" (un (ks principaux J'onction
naries et un des barons les plas opulents du
Mom'? ) resulted from the concert. The names
ure wu held by the careful correspondent of La
Liber.e, but ..one uf tile wealthiest barons In
Hu-world" was Baron Rothschild. Nobody
killed. Other accounts slate that the baron
wounded his antagonist slightly in the head.
ALL ABOUT THE STA.TE.
The Cheraw Democrat says : uLast Sunday
afternoon a severe hail storm visited a con?
siderable portion of our district. It was of
short duration, but while lt lasted is repre?
sented as having been alarming. In some
places the stones are said to have been as large
as partridge eggs, and birds were killed by
Fires in Orangebarg.
The News says: "On Sunday morning last
the cry of fire was heard in the streets. The
day was bois.erous and windy, so that it was
difficult to extend the alarm. It was soon dis?
covered that it was the kitchen of Mr. Jones
that was on fire. It appears that a spark as?
cending Into the loft set fire to some old rub?
bish there. It was soon extinguished by Mr.
Jones himself, not, however, before the Young
America, followed by the Hook and Ladder
and the Comet, were on the ground to assist
in putting it out.
.'We regret to learn that on the same night,
the barn and stables of Mr. D. D. Antley, about
twelve miles from Orangeburg, were consumed.
It was evidenty the work of an incendiary, as
disguised tracks were discovered at the spot.
.'Nearly all Mr. Antley's provisions were de?
stroyed, and his horses, mules and a fine milch
cow were also badly burned. Amoag the stock
was a very fine mare, which will lose one ol
her eyes In consequence of her injuries."
Thc Georgetown Railroad.
The Times says : "'.Ve would remind out
readers, and particularly those strictly inter?
ested, as stockholders of the Georgetown and
Charlotte Railroad, that the meeting for the
purpose of organizing will be held on next
Thursday, the 10th inst. From letters received
from the linc of road, and from the spirit of
our ;?cople, we now regard this enterprise as a
fixed fact. Speed the good work, gentlemen !
Elect yourselves a good president-a man ol'
energy and railroad ability; one who will de?
vote his time and talent to the work ahead of
him, and we are persuaded that before this
rear wanes, we will have the iron horse on his
way to Charlotte, connecting with the Great
Burning of McGill's Store.
The Yorkville Enquirer says that "the store
of Mr. John McGill, on Clark's Fork, in this
county, was destroyed by fire last Tuesduy
morning about 3 o'clock. The fire is supposed
to be the work of incendiaries, as auger li?les
were seen In the doors a little before the build?
ing fell, but the flames had made too great
progress before the fire was discovered to ad?
mit ol'a close examination. There were three
kegs of powder in the store, which exploded
during the fire and completed the ruin. Sus?
picion rests upon two unknown men, who
came from Spartanburg County. These men
passed an amount of counterfeit money in the
vicinity of Llmesioro Springs before their true
character was discovered, and did several
other things of a suspicious nature. They
were In the neighborhood of the store on the
night il was burnt, and it ls supposed they first
plundered it and then set fire to it in order lo
THE WHISKEY WAR.
Another Raid on the BUtillcrs.
j Thc Spartanburg Gazette says:
Tho revenue officers and United States
troops, under command of Captain Cook, 8th
Infantry, lelt town on the morning of the 8th
Instant to visit those portions of our county in
which illicit distilling has been carried on to so
large an extent. The command was joined on
the evening of the 11th instant by a detach?
ment of the 5th Cavalry.
From this point several expeditions were
made Into the neighborhood of Dig Island and
the surrounding country, and a number of
stlllhou'ses destroyed and distillers captured.
The entire command moved towards the
blockhouse, destroying, on its way, a few still
houses, and capturing a few stills aud distil?
The expedition remained at thc blockhouse
three days, and. while there, searched the
numerous mountain streams In the neighbor?
hood, and lighted up the summits of Hogback
with buruing silllliouses. A number of distil?
lers were arrested, most of whom were releas?
ed by the United States commissioner, upon
their giving bond tor their appearance at the
United States Court. Three of the prisoners
who were operating in North Carolina were
carried to Asheville and turned over to the
revenue authorities of that Slate. The com?
mand then moved to Gowansvllle, where It
remained two days and then returned to town.
The expedition was attended by no Incidents
of much Interest or importance. While some
twenty-five or thirty sillihouses were destroy?
ed, ouly eight or ten stills were captured.
Most ot the distillers had succeeded lu retnov
inghnd concealing their stills, while they
themselves had retired to places of security.
The moral effect of these raids has been ol'a
most salutary nature. The better class of citi?
zens have been aroused, and propose hereafter
to take the matter in their own hands.
Heretofore they have been afraid to report,
this illicit business, but we are assured thal,
hereafter they will report to tile proper autho?
rities any one attempting to operate an illicit
distillery In their settlement. "A word to Hie
wise ls sufficient."
Tims endeth the third chapter.
MATTERS IX GEORGIA.
Three thousand five hundred mules arrived
at Atlanta during the month ot February.
The Rouie Courier is ol'opinion that about
half the fruit crops in that section are ruined.
Rev. Dr. W. N. Cunningham, president of
Oglethorpe College, died ol pneumonia In La
Grange on Thursday.
The Augusta policemen aro to be put into a
new uniform-couts ol cadet gray, sky blue
pants, black felt hals, white glove's aud'black
Jack Anderson was shot in the leg by Ned
McDearmnn, at Columbus, on Thursday. ' Holli
were employees of Xiiuuully's tobacco factory.
The Telegraph and Messenger reports un?
paralleled dullness in Macon trade circles, In
consequence of the decline la cotton.
Mr. il. A. Grist, a well known printer and
publisher in Muriella before ?md during the
war. died of consumption, in Cobb County, on
tile 21th ult.
The Pulaski Manufacturing Company have
commenced spinning yarn.
Mr. F. A. Huson. for a number of years thc
landlord ol the Miliedgevllle Hotel, died ?ir his
residence, in Kingston. Georgia, last week.
Thc Dalton Citizen says it is rumored that a
negro man was hung at Calhoun on Monday
night for an attempted outrage upvn a white
The Cartersville Express says it has never
known such extensive preparations made to
sow clover anil the grasses In that section as
are being perfected this season.
On last .Monday. Mr. Abraham Strickland,
tax receiver lor' Brooks County, suddenly
dropped dead whilst in his Held. The cause ls
supposed to have been heart disease.
A panic prevails In Upson County in conse?
quence of the prevalence of meniugclis. Dur?
ing the week two whites have died. The mor?
tality among thu blacks ls represented its fear?
ful. * On Monday eight negroes died I rom the
The Covington Examiner notes the con?
tinued arrivai of guano at that point, by every
freight train that passes, notwithstanding the
platform, thc largo warehouses built for the
purpose, and the yard are all "chock lull,"
until there is no room even to unload lt.
The stables ol'Mr. W. S. Montgomery, living
in Newton County, were tired by an incendi?
ary one nielli liist week, and burned to the
ground, together with about noo bushels of
oats and several thousand pounds of fodder.
One hundred and ninety acres of land at Mil?
ner, Pike County, sold last Tuesday for $1012.
A sleeping car that will run through vrirhout
change, from Atlanta to Louisville, has just
been put on the line. Arrangements ?ire being
made to run them from Atlanta to New York
with but one change.
-Mr. Dion Boucicault has applied for and
obtained a symmons against the printer and
publisher ol'the Pull Mall Gazette, for an alleg?
ed libel. It was contained in the letter of a
correspondent, who criticised Mr. Boiicicault's
play of "Formosa" in very severe terms. The
sp?cial paragraphs relied* upon to establish a
libel are those in which the writer intimated
that the dramatic author's associates were such
thai lie was peculiarly flited to portray the life
of the low and vicious classes, and that lie did
not move at all in good society.
-The Prince Imperial receives a lesson in
fencing every morning,^at which the Emperor
-The French Academy will elect two mem?
bers to fill the vacancies caused by the deaths
of Lamartine and Sainte-Beuve on the 7th of
-Eugenie has a new notion about economy
in dress. She has sent word to her milliner
that hereafter she must employ a less expen?
-Havelburg, Prussia, was recently nearly
destroyed by fire. Out of 289 houses, 89 were
destroyed, and 173 families, composed in the
aggregate of 700 persons, were rendered
-Thc Swedish Diet has amended the con?
stitution so as to grant to Christian dissenters
and Israelites the right to sit in the Legisla?
ture, and to occupy any public office except
that of member of the cabinet. The establish?
ed church of Sweden is thc Lutheran.
-Here is an Instance of the strange caprice
which often seizes men when called upon to
make their wills: Mr. W. E. Williams, a magis?
trate and deputy lieutenant of the County of
Glamorganshire, in Wales, has bequeathed his
entire estate, valued at nearly $2.000,000, to
thc Marquis of Bute. Mr. Williams was In no
way related to the nobleman Just named, who,
as is well known, is one of thc richest men in
England. It is thought the Marquis will de?
cline to accept tlic gift, and will leave the
property to be distributed among thc relatives
of the deceased.
-The weather in Europe, during thc first
two weeks of February, was Intensely cold.
The Nord, of Brussels, says that the thermome?
ter on February 10th stood at fourteen degrees
Fahrenheit. The lakes, canals and ponds were
lrozen over, navigation on tho canals of Char?
leroi and Wlllebroeck was Interrupted, and
that the skaters were enjoying that amuse?
ment to their hearts' content. In Paris, two
deaths irom congestion of the brain, caused
by the intense cold, have been announced.
The Nord expresses the opinion that thc low
temperature is due to two large spols of a di?
ameter of thirty to forty seconds now visible
by the naked eye on the surface of the sun.
-Calerait, the English hangman, whose
name has become as famous as ?iAt of Jack
Ketch himself, has retired into private life.
"Age and infirmities" nave rendered nerveless
the cunning hand. One hundred and thirty?
nine candidates, it is said, have applied for
the vacant office. The English journals recall
the occasion, some years ago, when, upon his
dismissal being hinted at in consequence of
his awkwardness in hanging a murderer,
thirty persons made instant application to suc?
ceed Him. One of them, In Iiis letter, expressed
the pious hope that "with thc blessing of Pro?
vidence lie might be able to carry out thc
dread behests of thc law." Another said he
would "do the Job for two pound a week." A
third wrote laconically, "Honnered snr. I ama
boocher." It ls not suggested that the retiring
functionary ie to be made a baronet.
-Duellling among German students is con?
stantly winked at by the college authorities.
Thc senate have often known as much as the
boys of the day and the hour. "Would thc
Herr like to see a nice duel to-day ?" the wait?
ers at the hotels at Jena will say to you nt youi
breakfast. "Very pretty affair coming off ID
the forenoon, slr. Two of the best fighters ol
thc Germanlans and Thurlnpcluas ure going
loose, and I was told by one of the corps lasl
night that one ol them ls certain to loose hi:
nose at least. Would thc herr like to have
a carriage to lake himself over to thc
tavern where the lights take place?"
Thc regulations which the Prussian Gov?
ernment has issued in consequence ol
i he narrow ??scape ortho son ot Count Bis?
marck seem intended to regulate rather than
prevent such encounters. By one article all
students' societies whose members organize
duels "without reasonable cause," and whlcli
are formed lor the purpose ol'duelling, are tc
be dissolved. Another aiTiclc provides tor the
rustication of any student who may light a duel
"without being attended by a surgeon and
provided with the necessary apparatus in case
of wounds.'' If the student belongs to a socie?
ty, and the president ol the society is shown
not to have taken steps to prevent the duel
from having serious results, the latter is also
to be rusticated. A duel must bc stopped at
once lt one of the adversaries 1ms received a
wound which requires medical care. Duelling
within sale limits-slit noses, slashed cheeks,
?ic.-is evidently deemed by the Prussian Gov?
ernment to deserve the fostering care of the
THK COLORED SENATOR KKOM MISSISSIPPI.
The Washington correspondent of the New
York Journal ol Commerce writes concerning
Revels, Hie colored United Slates senator from
He has an amiable expression, is not pre?
suming, and seems to wish sincerely, as the
pioneer of his nice, to make a good impression.
He dresses plainly and tastefully In black,
without, other ornament than a chain tipped
with gold, and uses a plain pair of eye-glasses.
He ls In thc prime of life, forty-seven years of
age. heavy set. weighing about one hundred
and eighty pounds. He appears to be a man ol
good mental culture and balanced judgment,
not disposed to push himself forward, unless
in case of real necessity, and where lie would
probably exert an influence that would be felt.
He has already been active in thc educational
interests of the Foul li. and spoke at length
two days ago on behalf of the poor ot both
races iii Mississippi in tho Senate committee
on education a::;! labor, of which he is a mem?
ber. Members of thu com tull tee are unani?
mous in their approbation of the speech.
Revels was in thu borderai?! Northern Stales
till ism. when he went lo .Mississippi, estab?
lished himself as a Methodist minister, and was
elected, as is well known, to the United Stales
A STUNNING PRIZE I'M:HT.-Thc Northern
papers contain full particulars ol' the prize?
fight, which took place on Tuesday morning
between Collyer and Edwards, on Mystic Is?
land, in Long island Sound, seven miles Irom
the Connecticut shore, for the light weight
championship and $1000 a side. A thousand
spectators were present, among whom were
Mike Coburn, Reddy the ?lueksinith. Patsy
Shepard, Han Kerrigan, Dan Noble. Kit Burns,
Unit lilley, and Waller Brown. Both men
were in line condition and equally confident of
victory. Uooney Harris and Bub Smith acted
as seconds for Edwards; Harney Aaron and
another for Collver. Hilly Tracy was chosen re
teree. The fight began af 0:5."). Botli fought
determinedly, and Hie rounds were short and
sharp. Almost from the beginning it was seen
Unit Edwards must win the light, and when a
few rounds were fought Collyer was badly pun?
ished. First blood and first knock-down were
allowed Edwards. Collyer fought gamely, but
on Hie forty-first round he received a crushing
blow, knocking him dowiras though dead. His
seconds then "threw up Hie sponge, amidst
great cheering for Edwards. Collyer was car?
ried tu thc hotel, where he vomited and re?
mained insensible for a long time. No arrests
were made. A curious incident of the contest
was thai the stakes were embezzled by a mes?
senger from the temporary to the final stake?
holder. Thc luss ($2000) was assumed by the
temporary stakeholder, and Edwards has re?
ceived thc money.
-.fohn J. Coe, the wealthy st. Loulsian, who
died thc oilier doy, left $3.006,000 and no will. He
WHS averse to will-making, ami believed that the
law disposed of property with more justice, and
created less jealousy and dissatisfaction.
Q. U A X 0.
PERUVIAN GUANO, from Chincha Island9, at
$100 per ton or 2240 lbs.
Peruvian Guano, from Guanape Island, at $00
per ton or 2240 lbs.
Soluble Pacific Guano, $63 cash, $70 time.
Reese's Flour or Bone. $f? cash, $70 time.
Farmer's Plaster or Gypsum, at $14 pef ton.
Baugh's Raw Bone Superphosphate, ut $60
cash, $65 time. For sale by
J. N. ROBSON,
Nos. l and 2 Atlantic Wharf.
mch2 D?c wlmlmo
jp E E U V I A N GUANO.
50 tons No. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO, from Guan?
ape Island. Warranted pure. An analysis of
same, by Professor Shepard, can bc seen at our
omeo. For sale by R. M. BUTLER A SON.
mch4_Foot Vendue Range.
J^TO. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO.
400 tons No. 1 PERUVIAN CUANO, from the
According to analysis this Guano contains not
qu?teos much ammonia, but ls otherwise fully as
good as the Chincha Island Guano. Price $00 per
ton, 2240 lbs. For sale by
reb25 T. J. KERR A CO.
PROFESSOR G. A. LIEBIG, CHEMIST AND MAN?
A rew tons of this excellent FERTILIZER for
sale by P. C. TRENHOLM,
mch3 thsm3 No. 2 Union Wharf.
ADAMS, DAMON ?fe CO., IC BROAD ST.,
Dealers In Stoves, Ranges, Grates, Ac. Agents
for the Automatic Washing Machine and Wringer.
AIMAR, G. W.-CHOICE DRUGS, CHE?
MICALS, Surgical Instruments, Perfumeries
and Toilet Articles, 469 King, cor. Vanderhorst st.
ARCHER'S BAZAAR, 363 KING ST.,
Wholesale and Retail Notions and Fancy
Goods, 50 per cent, less than elsewhere.
ALLAN, JAMES, WATCHES, CLOCKS,
Jewelry. Sterling Silver, Platedware, Spec?
tacles, Fancy Goods, Ac. No. 307 King street.
BARBOT, ALFRED A, AGENT OF THE
Havana Cigar Factory, "La Valentina," 118
East Bay street.
BAZAAR, F. VON SANTEN, IMPORT?
ER or Paris Fane Goods, Toys, French Con
rectionery.IndlaRubbP Goods Ac, No. 229 King st.
BISCHOFF ?fe CO., HENRY, WHOLE?
SALE Grocers, and Dealers in Wines, Li?
quors, Cigars, Tobacco, Ac, 197 East Bay._
CHARLESTON HOTEL, THE BEST
regulate? and irnlshed House in the South?
ern States. E. H. J CKSON, Proprietor.
COSGROVES SODA WATER MANU?
FACTORY and Bottling Warerooms ror Bass
nnd lllbbcrt's London Ales, 37 Market st.
CHAPIN ?fe CO., L;, MANUFACTURERS
and Dealers in Carriages, Harness, Ac,, 20
I layne. A 33 A35Pinckney st.; also, 193 Meeting st.
CNORWIN ?fe CO., WM. S., IMPORTERS
I and Dealers In Colee Whines, Brandies, Teas
and Groceries, Wholesale and Retail'275 King st.
CIIAFEE ?fe CO., WM. H., WHOLE?
SALE Dealers lu Groceries, Wines, Liquors,
Ac; Agents for Exton's Crackers, 207 East Bay.
CHAFEE'S TONIC, THE BEST AND
most pleasant Stomach Regulator extant.
Chafce A Co., No. 207 East Bay, Manufacturers.
DUVAL ?fe S0N, J. B., MANUFACTUR
ERS or Tinware, Dealers In Stoves. House
Furnishing Goods, Ac. 337 King st.
EAS0N IRON WORKS, ESTABLISHED
1S38, Nassau and Columbus streets; Steam
Etigincs, Marine. Portable and Stationery. Boilers.
FRENCH CHINA, AT IMPORTER'S
Cost, now selling at R. H. MCDOWELL'S,
corner ol King and Liberty ats.
FOLLIN, G., TOBACCO COMMISSION
Merchant, Manufacturers' Agent for thc
sale of Standard Brands, No. 151 East Bay.
FURNITURE WAREROOMS, ESTAB?
LISHED 1838. I). H. Sllcox, Nos. 175, 177 and
179 King st. Goods carefully packed and shipped.
p OLD3MITII ?fe SON, MOSES, 4, G AND
VX 8 Vendue Range,Wholesale Dealers In Iron,
Metals, Rags. Paper Stock, Hides, Wool, Ac.
?P URN EY, WM., FACTOR AND COMMIS
VX SION Merchant, 102 East Bay, and i Accom?
p OUTEVENIER BROS., (SUCCESSORS
"UT to A. Illlug.) dealers In Millinery, Fancy
Goods. Toys, China, Glassware, Ac, 237 King st.
HENEREY, WM. S., 314 MEETING ST.,
Machinist and Founder, Manufacturer ol
Kmrlnes, anti Improved Agricultural Implements.
KINSMAN .fe HOWELL, GENERAL
Commission Merchants, and Agents foi
Mupes' Superphosphate or Lime, No. 12? East Bay.
LVONS* MURRAY. WHOLESALE AND
Retail Dealers In Moots, Shoes, Trunks, Ac,
78 Market st., near Meeting, Sign or "Big Koot."
LA CRI0LLA.-JOSE JARA, IMPOR?
TER and Manufacturer or Havana Cigars,
Wholesale and Retail, cor. Meeting and Market sts.
LITTLE ?fe CO., GEO., 213 KING ST.,
sell the cheapest and best Clothing and Fur?
nishing Goods In Charleston.
MERTENS, W. A., DEALER IN LA?
DIES', Misses', Gent's, Boys' and Children's
Roots and Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Ac. 282 King st.
MERN A UGH, N., DEALER IN BOOTS,
Shoes, Huts, Trunks, Valises, Ac, 212 King
MARBLE WORKS.-THE OLD ESTAB?
LISHMENT. E. R. WHITE, Proprietor, llfl
Meeting st.. next old Theatre lot.
MATTHIESSEN, WM., STAR SHIRT
Emporium and Fine Clothing and Tailoring
House, Gents' Furnishing Goods, 291 King st.
NELTVILLE, B. K., BLANK BOOK
Manuracturer, Job Printer and Stationer, 0
Broad st. Magazines, Ac, bound In all styles.
NOAH'S ARK.-WM McLEAN, JOBBER
and Dealer In Toys, Fancy Goods, Show Ca?
ses. Stamping A Pinking a specialty; 433 King st.
OSTENDORFF ?fe CO., WHOLESALE
Grocers, Dealers In Wines, Liquors and Ci?
gars, No. 175 East Buy.
O'NEILL, BERNARD, WHOLESALE
Grocer and Commission Merchant, 189
East Bay, and 48 and 50 State st.
PADDON, W. F, GAS FITTER, STEAM
Fitter and Plumber, 447 King st. All kinds
of Gas Appnrntus made to orden_
PIANOFORTE AND MUSIC STORE,
101 King st., ZOG BAUM, YOUNG A CO.,
Agents for Knabc A Co.. Dnnhnm A Sons, etc.
P~~ IIONIX IRON WORKS, ESTABLISHED
1S44, John F. Taylor A Co., Engineers and
Hoilerrnakers. 4, 0, 8, 10 and 12 Pritchard st.
PERRY, EDWARD, 155 MEETING ST.,
Printer, Stationer, aud dealer in Blank,
School and Law Hooks. _
STOLL, WEBB & CO., WHOLESALE
and Retail Dealersln Dry Goods, No. 289 King
street, three doors below Wentworth._
SCOTTS' STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM
and Gents' Furnishing Room, Meeting st. op?
posite Market Hall. Agent lor the Champion Brace.
PEAR. JAMES E., 235 KING ST., OPPO
site Hasel, Importer and Dealer In Fine Watch?
es, Jewelry. Silver, Platedware. Fancy Goods, Ac.
THE GREAT SOUTHERN TEA HOUSE.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO., 275 King st., branch
House ofpoo Broadway. New York.
VOIGT, C., DEALER IN FRENCH CALF?
SKINS, Oak and Hemlock Sole Leather. Shoe
Findings, Hides, Furs and Beeswax, 85 Market st.
WILLIAMS & BRO., A. M, 9 BROAD
st., up stairs. Railroad, Commercial and
General Job Printing, at New York prices.
WING, ROBERT, BELL HANGER AND
Locksmith, 122 King st. Hotels and pri?
vate houses fitted up with Bells, Speaking Pipes.
WEBB, WM. L., LMPORTER OF CHI?
NA, Glass and Earthenware, 128 Meeting
WHILDEN ?fe CO., WATCHES, JEWEL
ry and Silverware, 255 King st. Crockery
and Classwarc at Wholesale, No. 13T Meeting^.
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"RED AS A ROSE IS SHE ;? by author of
"Cometh up as a Flower," at the Hasel street Ba
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