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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
France-Manihal Canrobert-Letter of
Uie Ejifperor to tho Army.
PARIS. May 13.
Marshal Canrobert bas issued an order to?
day to tbe army, which contains a letter from
the Emperor addressed to the Marshal. The
Emperor says such absurd and exaggerated
rumors "have been repeated concerning the
vote of the army in Paris, that I am inclined to
beg you to say to the generous officers and
soldiers, that my confidence in the army has
never been shaken. Tho letter concludes with
thanks to the troops for their firmness and
sangfroid during the late troubles in the
This afternoon the Emperor and Empress, in
an open carriage, visited the quarters of the
city which havo been the scene of. the distur?
bances for the last few days.
The Emperor'? Triumph.
PARIS, May 14.
^great preparations are progressing for the
proclamation of tbe Plebiscite vote. The Em?
peror will deliver an oration. Several editors
implicated in the February plot have been
liberated, including Milliere and Regault of
the Marseillaise. Magistrates yesterday con?
victed forty-nine persons and acquitted eight.
The accession of Duke de Grammont to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Is now thought cer?
The French Government bas officially denied
the report that the extradition ol Gustave
FJourens ls anticipated. Many more persons
have been sentenced to Imprisonment for their
connection with the late disorders.
Tile Ocean Ma il?.
LOXDON, May 14,
l Tbe Blue Book just issued contains the fol?
lowing statements relative to the mall service
between the United States and Great Britain
The. Cunard linc to New Tork and Boston to
receive au annual subsidy of-?70,000; tbe con?
tract with thin line expires in 1876, but is
terminable at a year's notice. The Halifax
and St. Thomas line receive ?15,600 pounds,
and the Inman > Une ?360,000, on the same
terms; no penalties are exacted in any case for
long time mace in /voyages. The contract
with the. North German line may be ter?
minated at six months' notrce. Letters are
required to be carried at three pence, per
ounce and papers at three pence per pound.:'
A formidable Insurrection is reported in the
Island of Maderla, Troops have been dis?
The Times predicts that woman's rights are
dcjfmed in this Parliament
A na Liria and Hie Pope
VIENNA, May 14.
Austria's answer to the Pope is verbal but
cold and unsympathizing.
THE BLUE BUDGE BONDS.
Au Injunction baaed Against toe Comp?
troller-General-Another Million En?
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NI WS. j .
COLUMBIA, May 14.
An action has been brought before Judge
Melton by John Fisher and- others vs. J. L.
Neagle, Comptroller-General of the State, and
others, for injunction, restraining them from
further signing and issuing Blue Ridge Rail?
road bonds. An order waa Issued yesterday
by Judge Melton, returnable Tuesday, the 17th
instant, requiring John Neagle, Comptroller
General, J. H. Low and the Blue Ridge Rail?
road- Company to show cause wby Neagle
should not be restrained from endorsing, in
behalf of the State, the 14,000,000, authorized
by act passed September 16, 1868, to extend
aid to the Blue Rldgo Railroad Company; and
in the meantime they are restrained from en?
dorsing and issuing Bald bonds.
The plaintiffs have retained as counsel
Messrs. Talley, Bachman, Waties, Carroll and
It bas transpired that the Comptroller-Gene?
ral bas endorsed a second million of these
boq$8, which makes two millions' endorsed
thus far. It ls further stated that these bonds
were delivered to the agent of the Blue Ridge
Railroad, and were sent off Northward by the
9 o'clock train yesterday. They are intended
for the European market The constitution
prohibits the endorsement of any bonds what'
ever by the State.
WASHINGTON, May 14. .
Neither House of Congress was In session
It is stated that the Senate Pacific Railroad
Committee had a prolonged meeting last night,
and have completed the bill known as "Kel?
logg's," with some amendments, among them,
that the road shall be built of American iron;
the eastern teatral point snail be Marshall,
Texas, with huinches to New Orleans, Vicks?
burg and Little Rock, and lrom some point
west in California to San Francisco. '
The Indian Bureau has advices that Oregon
Indians eve preparing to leave their reserva?
tions. Trouble is apprehended, as the govern?
ment will u& force to hold them within
The President's lamily, Btaff, many members
and senators, made an excursion down the
Potomac to-day. The weather was delightful.
Quarrermasteir-General Melga has Issued an
order to all officers lu charge of national cem?
eteries to make all necessary arrangement and
alford proper facilities for the decoration of
the sf?dlers graves on the 30th of May. He
has furnished a copy of this order to the Grand
Army of the Republic, thus for the first time
officially recognizing the existence of that or?
XOMB SEANISH ATE O CITIES.
HAVANA, May 13.
Diego and Gaspar Ag?ero, the companions
of General Golcuria, who escaped with him to
Guajaba Key, have been captured on that
island by a party of marines from the Spanish
gunboats who were pursuing them, and are
now on their we.y to Havana under a strong
guard. Their arrival is hourly expected. Im?
mediately on their arrival a court-martial will
be announced and the prisoners placed on
HAVANA, May 14.
Diego and Ganper Ag?ero were garroted this
afternoon. They met their fate firmly. An
immense crowd witnessed the garroting.
In tht <mmedlate vicinity of Union Court?
house the crops are suffering for rain. On
Tuesday evening we had a slight shower, thc
first for nearly a month, which did but little
more than moisten the surface of the soil,
while the atmosphere became so cold that it is
feared cotton is materially injured. Above
and below that point we hear they have had
good rains, but even there the cotton plant is
suffering from cold nights. Corn grows very
slow and looks sickly. Gardens are ueediDg
rahvhadly. Tho wheat and oat crops a e lob?
ing vwy fine, and give prospect of more than
THE M'FARLAND CASE.
DETAILS OE THE ACQUITTAL.
Exciting Scenes on the Announcement
ot the Verdie t-Gre a t Rejoicing-State
ns -at of Mrs. fie Eu ri a Md-A Letter from
The acquittal of Daniel McFarland, in New
York, on Tuesday last, of the charge of mur?
dering Albert D. Richardson, was the occasion
of some ol' the most extraordinary scenes that
ever transpired in a court of justice. Just be?
fore the retirement ol' the jury, Mrt?ohn Gra?
ham, senior counsel of the accused, requested
the court to charge the jury that "if the pris?
oner committed the act in a moment of frenzy
he cannot be convicted of murder in the first
degree. I not only charge that proposition,
but ii hie m<nd was in that condition he can?
not be convicted o? any offence." [2 Keyes,
The* Court. I so charge you, gentlemen.
The jury, at two minutes past 3 o'clock, P.
WAITING FOR THE VERDICT.
As soon as the jury had retired, those favor?
ed portions of the audience which were within
the bar and the ladles' circle, broke into groups
and engaged in animated conversation and
diverse speculations. as to the minds of the
jurors and the probabilities of their verdict.
"That last, point which Graham got in, just
as the Jury were going out, will carry thc ver?
dict," said a gray-heaaed lawyer.
"Yes," sala another distinguished crimi?
nal lawyer, "that was a telling point If it
was an accident, it was a happy one for the
prisoner. But I suspect it was all planned by
John, so as to get the last shot at the jury."
After an absence of an hour and forty min?
utes, the jury returned to .their seats. The
scenes which followed are graphically describ?
ed in the World, from which we copy:
The jurors looked paler on their return.
Their deliberations up-atalre seemed to have
blanched their faces. AU eyes were turned
upon thom, and Mr. Brown, the foreman, in a
mcmenk was the target at which the gaze of
every person in the room was directed. McFar?
land was calm and collected. Mr. Graham sat
with bowed head, and exhibited much emo?
tion. A 'whisper went round the room to the
effect that the jury bad agreed to acquit the
prisoner. It was a moment of solemn sus?
pense. Mr. Yandervoort, the clerk of the
court, called the names of the Jurors, and in?
quired If a verdict had been agreed upon. He
was answered affirmatively.
Then said the clerk: "Gentlemen of the
jury, rise and look upon the prisoner."
Mr. McFarland then arose. The clerk, ad?
dressing him, said : "Prisoner, look upon the.
The prisoner fixed a steady eye upon the
twelve raeh who were to decide the issue.
The twelve men all looked at him. Then said
the clerk, addressing them, "How find you the
prisoner at the bar, guilty or not guilty r"
"NOT GUILTY," answered the foreman in a
A SCENE TO BE REMEMBERED.
In the language of the old-time r?pertoriai
fraternity, "the scene that followed beggared
description." Every spectator sprang to his
feet. The women alternately waved their
handkerchiefs and wiped their eyes. Some of
them sobbed aloud. The cheering was so loud
and long that lt was heard m the new court?
house and on Chambers street, and brought a
reinforcement of spectators to the scene of re?
joicing. Mr. Graham was so overcome with
emotion that for some minutes he was unable
to speak Tears rolled down his cheeks, and
he burled his face in his bands and wept like a
child. McFarland, no longer a prisoner, was
at i once surrounded by his friends, and con?
gratulated on his good fortune. A score of
ladles rushed forward and repeatedly kissed
hlra. One old lady kissed him a dozen times.
He. stood all this "like a man," and returned
lils'thanks for the sympathy which had been so
generously accorded him.
"I knew it, I knew lt," cried one woman, as
she imprinted a kiss on McFarland's cheek.
"I knew It-I knew lt-I knew"-but before
she could explain what it was she knew she
was pushed aside by another of her sex, who
was determined, if the kissing was going to bc
general, to have a lip or two m herself.
KISSING THE COUNSEL.
So great was the joy of the ladles oyer the
verdict that they made an attack on Mr. Gra?
ham, and many of them kissed him. For some
time he was hardly able to speak, and was ob?
liged to receive these manifestations of regard
in silence. After a while be said to several old
ladies who congratulated hun on the success
of hie-efforts: "Well, I can only say that I am
proud to know that my course lias met the ap?
proval of the ladies. When a man gets in be?
tween man and wife and destroys their napp!
ness, as Richardson did, be deserves to be
shot That's the only law for such a case.
I've always said so, and always shall. There
can be no other law than that for such a case."
To some others be said; "I assure you that
I feel proud to receive your thanks and con?
gratulations. I am prouder than I would be if
you were gentlemen. I can only say that I am
proud for having pleased the ladies, and I hope
that I shall always be able to please them ou
all such occasions."
KISSING ALL AROUND.
A woman approached the jurors before they
left their Beats after rendering the verdict, and
and shook hands with each of them. She
"God blessed" them all, and assured them that
they bad done the noblest act of their lives.
The jurors returned their thanks, and their en?
thusiastic admirer retired, feeling, doubtless,
that she had done her duty. Mr. Hansen, the
fourth Juror, was literally hugged by one of
the ladies. She placed her arms around bis
neck and poured a perfect shower of kisses
upon his cheek. He bore up with marvellous
fortitude under the unexpected but pleasant
assault, and acquitted himself with honor by
kissing the fair one on the brow.
And so it went on for fifteen or twenty min?
utes. It was all hand-shaking, kissing and
congratulations all around. A reporter was
approached by a lady, who said, "Aint this
beautiful ! why, bless me, I think the reporters
ought to get some of it." saying which she seized
him around his paper collar and "smacked"
him right plump in the mouth. He was so
taken by surprise that he was unable to collect
himself for several minutes, and when he did
the lady looked upon bim smilingly, and said :
"Why, bless me, I guess you're not used to it."
It was now half-past five, and the officers
wanted to "close up." They ordered the crowd
out at least a hundred times, but the jubilee
was too enjoyable to be turned bock upon so
easily. The women were particularly anxious
to see the matter through. It was an experi?
ence not to be partaken of every day in the
year, and they wanted to make the most of it
while it lasted, aad these persons were con?
stantly entering the room for the purpose of
congratulating McFarland and his counsel.
Among others who thus came in was a gentle?
man connected with the Tribune. He seized
McFarland's hand. "God bless you, Mac ! God
bless you, Mac ! that is all I can say." And
that was all he did say. A noticeable fact in
connection with the affair, was that several
olergymen were among the most enthusiastic
of McFarland's congratulators. Percy, who at
the time the jury rendered the verdict, jump?
ed upon a chair and shouted and cheered with
all his might, came in for a share of the kind
words spoken to his father, and acknowledged
them by smiles and eye-glances that sparkled
with delight. As the Jurors came from their
seats, Mr. Graham and Mr. Gerry and Mr.
McFarland shook them by the hand and thanK
ed them for their verdict.
CHEERS FOR THE COUNSEL.
As Mr. Graham, accompanied by h'm brother,
Mr. De Witt C. Graham, and Mr. Gerry, left
the room, the crowd cheered him. McFarland
soon after left and he, too, was the recipient
of a round of cheers in hte honor. He was
followed bv the crowd, and after reaching
Chambers street and entering a carriage, in
which he was driven away, the multitude gave
him a "three times toree." He was accompa?
nied in the carriage by his nephew, Dr. McFar?
land, and a lady, and was taken to Dr. McFar?
land's residence In Lamartine place, in Twen?
ty-ninth street, where he passed the night,
now TnEJURT STOOD.
It is stated that the Jury stood ten.for acquit
tal and two for conviction of one of the gra
of manslaughter, when they first entered
jury room. The matter was discussed for sc
time, and finally the two jurors yielded, an
unanimous verdict was agreed upon.
Statement of Sirs. McFarland.
The New York Tribune o? Wednesday c
tains an affidavit by "Mrs. A. D. Rlchardso
giving i? history of her married life with McF
I land and her relations with Richardson, h
lng, she says, after waiting in patience the v
diet of the newspapers, the public and ft N
York court and jury, decided to speak the fi
and last word she will ever speak for herseli
At the age of nineteen, in the year 1857, ?
married McFarland at her home in New Han
shire. He was then 37 or 38 years of age, h
some years previously been admitted to 1
Massachusetts bar, but at the time of the m
riage represented himself a member of the I
of Madison. Wisconsin, willi a flourishing li
practice, brilliant political prospects, a
possessed ot property to the amount
$20,000 or $30,000. He also professed to bc
man of temperate habits and purest mora
Immediately alter the marriage they we
to Madison, as she thought to resi
permanently. While in New York on t
way, kc had to borrow the money to contin
the Journey. They had been in Madison oi
a few weeks when he told ner that he was p
ing to New York to live, as he could trade f
lands there for real estate or personal prop?
ty. Tiley were detained at Rochester on th<
way to New York, by her illness for ten da]
and he had to pawn his watch and chain 1
his hotel bill. In New York, where theyt
rived in February, 1858, he kept her three
four weeks, and then after pawning all t
jewelry she had to pav the board bill, sent h
lo her lather in New Hampshire, having chi
returned home in less that three months aft
marriage. With the exception of a week
two, she remained at her father's until tl
fall of 1868, McFarland representing in tl
meantime that bis business required mu?
travelling about. She had discovered enouf
to feel a suspicion that he was intemperate, ai
it was not without misgiving that she return?
with him to New York. Then commenced the
life of wretchedness. They hired a cottage !
Brooklyn, furnished two or three rooms, for
few weeks kept a servant, and being without a
qnaintances, lived almost entirely alone. ?
here first began to come home intoxicate!
He would also come home sober, bringing wil
him quart bottles of Scheldam schnapps; woul
put them by his bedside, and sometimes drin
the whole before morning. This was onlj tw
or three months before the first child wt
born, and .bis conduct had become so dis g us
lng that "her affection for him was very muc
chilled-nearly, she might say, destroyed.
Although he professed during this time t
have made several trades of his Wisconsl
lands, making what he called excellent ba;
gains, she was always oppressed for want <
money, and with great difficulty got a scant
wardrobe for her baby, which was born in D<
cember. This child died the* following spring
when sho was at her father's, where, Tt seemi
she spent tho best part of her time up to thc!
separation in 1867. McFarland paying but
small amount for her board, but frequent!
borrowing money from her father. When b
was out of any employment, 1 it was e
length evident that abe should do some
thing for the support of the family, an
after they Md shifted about from place t
place, she finally, at Madison, Wisconsin, ii
1801, gave some public readings, on his propc
sltlon, which she repeated after coming to Ne;
York. Hen she met with many vicissitudes
and met with many kindnesses Irom Mrs. Cal
houn, Mrs. Sinclair and others, who at on
t ime found her In abject poverty, nearly alway
miserable on account of the drunken brutall
ties oi her husband. In one of her later letter
to Mrs. Calhoun, in which she confided to he
her troubles, she says: "You know when I wa
married I had not much experience of life o
judgment of character. When Mr. McFarlani
asked mc to marry him, I said 'yes.' wlthou
proper deliberation. I was not in love wltl
any one else; everybody got married, :
thought, and I never questioned whether '.
was sufficiently in love or not." On Christmas
1862, he pawned all her jewels. He was un
s peak ably cruel to her, ana threatened to fore?
Knissie acid down her throat, and to let hi!
earl's blood out before her. One morning
after a drunken orgle, he struck her a blow
across the face, making ber reel backward
and which she never could forget. After thli
she always caught bis eye when In a passion
fancying he ';ouid not do her mortal violence.
By silence or self-control she believed ber lift
was thus saved. Sometimes be approached
ber with hands extended, and his fingers beni
like claws, as if about to clutch at her throat,
crying, "How I would like to strangle you
Your life Is bound sometime to end in a trage?
dy, and your blood will be on your own head.'
He became bitterly enraged, drank heavily
and used expressions in Mr. Richardson's hear?
ing she could not endure. At last he declared
be was willing to separate; that she might gc
to her father. At midnight he bade her an
eternal farewell, saying tnat he was certainly
going to destroy himself. He took another
notion, and begged forgiveness. She placed
herself under the protection of Mrs. Sinclair's
roof, and never after saw McFarland except in
the presence of others. Mr. Richardson's treat?
ment of her was always most respectful and
reserved. Her boy, seven years old, was al?
ways present at his calls. He pitied her.
In a passion McFarland seized and broke
lamps, glasses, mirrors and would tear up her
bed and night clothing. She then speaks of the
accidental introduction to Mrs. Sinclair, who
treated her with kindness and got her husband
a situation-Mrs. Sinclair giving house rent
free. On New Year's Day of 18C7 McFarland
drew two weeks of her salary at the theatre
?nd went on a drunk, leaving her unable to
pay her board bill. She relates her accidental
meeting with Richarson, who came to lodge al
the same house, and McFarland seeing her in
his working room getting her some manuscript.
She says he saw her struggling through the
?'orld with her children, separated from ber
usband, and loved her. This love was re?
turned. The formal separation from McFar?
land, in which he seemed to release her irom
the bondage in which he had held her, had to
her tho moral effect of a divorce. Regarding
the intercepted letter, she says it was a mix?
ture of ?est and sentimentalism. Any one who
knew Mr. Richardson would readily understand
his allusion to his love of her as the growth of
years. It was simply sentimentalism, as he
hal known her only a few months.
She admits thc impropriety ol' her conduct
and that of Richardson ia their mutual expres?
sions of love, but declares that further than
this their intercourse was most pure and hon?
orable, and that they rarely met irom the time
of her husband's first shooting Richardson, in
1867, until their marriage, in 1869, and then
only in the presence ol others. She expresses
great regret at ever having alloweTi herself to
agree to a division of the children. Regarding
her divorce in Indiana, she knew Mc Kurland
had committed adultery while she lived with
him, and had been offered proof of his com?
mitting the crime since she left him. But she
preferred a divorce on the grounds of drun?
kenness, extreme cruelty, and lailure of sup?
port. She soncludes as follows :
Asio Mr. McFarland hlmBeif, I believe now,
as ? have believed for years, that he was a
man born to do a murder. The fuct that he
was always uttering threats of bloodshed does
not so much convince mc of this as the fact of
his temperamenr, which, partly from heredi?
tary causes, partly from his nationality, and
partly from bad education, had become one of
uncontrollable violence. I believe he feared
this himself. Often during our early married
life, when I told him in his reasonable mo?
ments that he would kill me In some of tils fits
of passion, he asserted with vehemence that
ne "should never harm a hair of my head."
Toward the last of my lifo with him, however,
he said several times, in answer to expressed
fears, "I shall never harm you, if I know you,"
which convinced me that he did not feel sure
of himself. And I believe simply and truly that
if I had stayed with him, sooner or later, I
should have been the victim ol his blind fury.
I have written all without malice or hard
feeling against him. Mr. McFarland married
me a girl in years, a child in experience. In
every way he abused MB claim In me, he turn?
ed my love to bitterness, he took all the bloom
and sweetness from my life When ? went
away, and he found I had begun perhaps, to
feel a hope of happiness, bis wounded vanity
and desire for revenge, turned his naturally
mad temper into blackest madness. He swore
to my friends, by all the fiends that he "would
rob me ol my reputation, my children, all that
I held dear." He has done so, and I pity him
from my soul.
When the trial for his life commenced I com?
miserated bim deeply. I knew that death,
which seemed BO definitely sweet and peaceful
and blessed, when I turned from Mr. Rlchnrd
.son's death-bed. was to this unhappy man the
most terrlbble of horrors. I hoped with
heart that he would escape the barbarou
alt j- of a barbarous law. And when I
that Judge Davis was engaged in the <
went to him and said, "You understant
that In this case I have one interest. Th<
on trial ts on trial for his life, but I am n
on trial than he. and for something (nfl
dearer to any woman than life could be.
best friends I have are assailed willi me,
people who have befriended both the prl
and myself. If you can only let in a li j
truth in all this cloud of abuse and calui
beg that you will do it. For the rest I
this man will not be convicted, and no <
more willing to believe him Insane than I
Judge Davis promised that all he could
the end I asked him should be done. Th
Kosslble, Mr. Richardson's memory, nay
onor, and the reputation of my best fr
should bo vindicated. What stumbling-b
were placed in his way I will not try t<
close. It ls enough to say that at t he last
mcnt a change was made in the summin
contrary to the expectation of every pt
There is but one word more to say, t
will say it briefly. It ls well known that I
been on trial before a New York com
much as Daniel McFarland, aud for a c
more heinous and more bitterly punished
woman than murder committed by a ;
And lt is clearly seen by all who see dh
Bionately that wherever a loop hole was opi
for any truth about my conduct or Mr. I
ardson'8, lt was immediately stopped. I i
tasted to its dregs the cup of justice, whlcl
tlie nineteenth century, men born of wo
mete out to one whose worst crime was
mistake of marrying a man who was hali i
man from natural Inheritance, half brute 1
natural proclivity. Of the Justice I have
ceived let those who read my story bc
To this letter is appended a statement ?
Richardson's brother and administrator, si
ing his estate not worth more than $2?,
and Mrs. Richardson has refused any part
cept that required to rear and edueate his
phau children; also Richardson's will.
An Interview with SIcFnrland
Glvea his Opinion o? ?la Wife's Su
The New York World gives the follow
account of an interview with Mr. McFarl
after the publication of his wife's letter,
reporter having introduced the subject of
letter, McFarland said :
It's one huge lie, sir. from beginning to e
My wife never wrote ? word of it. She
perfect knowledge of my conduct toward 1
from first to last. Why does she swear o
according to her bellet ? It's a damn fabr
tl on by Mrs. Calhoun, furbished up by He
Browne. I know lt's childishly written,
Browne is a childish writer; and bad as lt it
ls better than Abbie could write.
Reporter, still, Mr. McFarland, its Bb
ments are very clear and very positive.
McFarland. Clear falsehood; positive li
It's a libel from first to last. I'll sue the pa
that published lt, and any paper thal dare:
copy ter I'll sue any man that dares to qu
lt. Why didn't they prove this constant dru
enness on the trial ? Did not all my associa
la the enrolment office swear that I wa
tober man ?
Reporter. Mr. McFarland, I am not argu
the truth or falsehood of Mrs. McFarland's s
McFarland, excitedly. I tell you it's not 1
affidavit. She may hove sworn lo it, but ?
never could have written it. It's Brown
affidavit; lt's Mrs. Calhoun's affidavit; it's M
Sinclair's affidavit. It's the affidavit of tl
damned free-love crowd. It's not ruy wil
affidavit. How she could ever be led, ev
now, to sign her name to such a tissue
damned lies, when she knew her letter, p
testing such love and affection for me. li
been proved in open court, ls more than I c
understand. Wby, sir, anybody could wr
Buch a thing as that after the trial to fit t
case. Why didn't she prove lt on thc trli
They paid a counsel to whitewash the ero-,
and hang me. Why didn't they prove It the
Wait till you see the affidavits in the babf
corpus case. Walt lill you see the hellish pt
they got Schuyler Colfax to play in taking i
wife away from me and getting her a divan
Why had I no notice of her application tor
divorce? I wrote to everybody in Indiana
find out if she bad applied for one, and the a
swer was always "No."
Reporter. But, Mr. McFarland, this affidai
Btates that you struck her.
McFarland. It is a lie, slr; it is a lie. I nev
did. Read her letter to me and then see If si
could ever have written such a letter to a mi
who had so brutally used her. Why, sir, if
hod been given to such paroxysms as she tali
about they never would have passed unnotlc*
io any boarding-house. I saw you In the cou
several times; you saw the people irom tl
houses we boarded in, did their appearance <
manner denote anything but respectability
People who dress in silk and velvet don't Iii
lu squalid houses. I tell you the whole thlr
is a fabrication on the lace of it. What d
Abbie know about Sidney or Bayard ? Y<
look what they make her write about Rici
ardson. The age of Sidney or of Bayai
should claim him as its own. A pretty Ba;
ard surely, this Mr. Richardson, who spenc
his nights eavesdropping at a partltio
crack to hear the private communings of
mau and wife. They make her say lu thc
affidavit that all the letters that Bichardso
wrote to her were written by a stenography
Waa that intercepted letter which was read 1
court, stating how Richardson wanted to fol
my wife lu his arms, written by a stenc
erapher ! Was it posted unsealed ? She say
I fought her for my children. I suppose it wa
the act of a brute lor a father towards his ow
children, and prepared to take care of ther.
himself rather than to have the seducer of hi
wife rear them up In free love.doctria<"i, spir
ituaiism, and all the other Tribune morality
If that was being a brute, then half the father
lu the country are brutes, too. I tell you
have gone through enough ol mental suffer
lng and agony of spirit in thc last three your
to set a Shakespeare cra;:y. Richardson sayi
In one of his letters, if it is his, that he wa
afraid I would shoot. If he had done nothing
to provoke wrath, how came he to bc afraid o
me? Walt a little. All the proof in this casi
das not boen seen yet. I tell you no othei
man that ever lived eyer went through hal
the suffering I have had to endure.
Statement of Mr. Albert D. Richardson
and Letter to Air. Janina Henri
The Tribune also publishes the following let
:er from Richardson, accompanied by an affi
Javit from Junlus Henri Browne-4hat it was
eft in his hands by Richardson on or about
December 1, 18C7, and was first opened by
Browne some time after Richardson's death :
. FonnHAM. N. Y., )
Sunday Night. December 1,18C7. j
My Jkar Junius-\>n the last nine pages of
my " Household Expense Book," in my desk
jere, you will lind a clear statement of my
Should the madman who has once attempted
my life-and who just now shows some Symp?
toms of renewing his attempt-succeed in Rili?
ng me, as he has threatened so vehemently to
scores of people, will you please set forth
dearly a few of thc facts, for the sake of the
ady they involve (you know how hard, how
seff-sacriflcing, and how pure lier life has been)
ind of ray own children, whom I wish to have
know all abou. them, that they may see. in
maturer years, that my conduct in this matter
bas at least left them nothing io blush lor.
3ome of these cardinal facts are:
First. That he has inherited a taint of mad?
ness in his blood, his grandfather (maternal)
uavine died a maniac, and one of his brothers
having been for years notorious for his abso?
lut? madness when under Hie influence ol'
liquor, and having so abused his wife at such
times, that she will carry the scars to her
dying dav. In his liquor fits his family have
been obliged to keep him shut np like any
Second. That before Daniel McFarland had
been married to his wife two years he had, in
a flt of passion, struck her so violently in the
face that ehe carried the marks for days, and
that again and again, In his mad fits, he had
terrlfiedher with threats of violence to himself
and her by the display of revolvers, knives.
Third. That from pride and delicacy she had
shielded him as far as possible, had kept his
infirmities secret in the vain hope that he
might reform; had worked hard and uncom?
plainingly for the support of her children and
of him; that finally she had explained fully to
two of her friends, about the first of January1
last, the terrible life that was killing her, and I
asked their counsel; that the letter to one cf 1
t?em m wmcn sue UKI mis is sim in existence,
to be seen by any one who haB a right to in?
quire into tlie matter, and that it bears on its
face such evidence ol truth and candor and
moderation that anybody with any knowledge
of character cannot fail tobe impressed with its
Fourth. That all this was before I had any?
thing but the most formal acquaintance with
Filth. That Anally, late In February last, in
one of his frenzied Hts, while I chanced tobe
rooming in the same house with him, I heard
enough of his violence to give me the gravest
apprehensions of tragedy.
t?ixth. That she then separated from him;
sent for her father, and in his presence and
that of other friends, had an interview with
him; began to recount what she had under?
gone; that he would not hear her go into de?
tails which he knew so humiliating to him;
that she told him in presence of these witness?
es, it was her inflexible determination never
to live with him again; that in the same prc-1
sence he acquiesced in thc separation, and
voluntarily saki that he consented for the pre?
sent that the custody of the children should be
with her father,
Seventh. That in spite of all his assevera?
tions of her story, only a few weeks before
they did separate he had himself proposed that
they should separate; that he wished to go
and talk thc matter over with a gentleman
whom both knew, (Mr. G..) and she kepi him
from going because he was in liquor.
Eighth."That she now has in her possession
a letter of his written to her six years before I
knew either party, in which, over his own sig?
nature, and in his own hand, he fully admits
lils violence to her, and corroborates in gene?
ral every word ol her own statement about lt.
(I have been thus minute, because he has
asserted so frequently that there had been no
trouble between them, save the usual "tiffs,"
as he phrases it, between husband and wife;
and that, all assertions to the contrary, are
the result o? a plot or conspiracy between her,
two or three of her lady friends, and myself, to
take her from him and destroy his domestic
Ninth. That after this final separation last
February, alter she had applied to lier lawyer,
Mr. Rurik le. to take the necessary steps for a
divorce, she was BO situated that I was thrown
much with her. that I knew her character and
worth thoroughly; that my sympathies for her
Buffering and helplessness in facing the world
with two children to support, which had exist?
ed all the while, developed Into a warmer feel?
ing-that I loved her-that lt became an un?
derstood thing between us that when she was
legally free she would become my wife. Before
the separation no such thought had entered my
heart and she had never uttered one word tc
me which the most loyal wife might not speak
to any gentleman whom she knew and res?
Tenth That some weeks after thc separa?
tion he intercepted a letter from me to her,
which showed him that when she should be
legally free I hoped to marry lier-a letter
couched in the terms usually employed by a
man toward the lady who is to be his wife.
Eleventh. That after getting this letter,
early on a Monday morning, he kept it: said
nothing to any one about it; did not seek me
either in Hartford or New York, though he
knew my places of business, and exactly how
to And mo, but concealed his purpose, and
never approached me until ll o'clock of the
dark, rainy Wednesday night, nearly three
days after obtaining it, as we were going from
the theatre where she was employed, and
where I had called to escort her to her friend's
house, where she was staying for a month,
till her engagement should be over, and she
could return to her parents in Massachusetts
be stole stealthily up behind me, and, with lils
pistol within fourteen inches of my body,
shot me ii. my back; that he fired two more
shots at me in all, and while he was trying to
get off a fourth I grappled him, threw him to
the pavement and there held his pistol, pow?
erless, until I had called thc police and deliv?
ered him into their custody.
Twellth. That I refrained from prosecuting
him, because I did not wish needless public
scandal about her, because 1 knew bc was half |
a madman, and because I also knew that I had
done wroDg to speak ol' marriage with her
soon after ber separation with him. Of course
thc fault was in no. sense hers. She was a
helpless woman, so nervous willi apprehension
and terror of him that she started wildly when?
ever she heard a door-bell wring, and she
turned naturally to one who offered her sym?
pathy, shelter and affection at such. time. I
ought to have been more prudent, but the fact
was there, and I neither sought to esade it or
deny lt I simply told thc truth about the mat?
ter. She remained In New York and took care
of me during the five days that my wound kept
me in bed, and then returned to her parents.
I heard on all sides threats ol'my life from him,
but only replied to them that if he sought lo
murder mc again I should defend myself as
well as I could, and that sooner or later, lf|
sho and I both lived, I should surely marry
her, If she acquiesced. And If I do live, I cer?
tainly shall, il he attempts to kill nie everyday
in the week. A. D. H.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
The engineering corps of the South Carolina
Central Railroad have arrived in Manning.
There is about six thousand acres of land yet
required for the land subscription.
The residence of Dr. J)- C. Bennett, together
with the smoke-house and kitchen, situated
fifteen miles below Greenville, on the Laurens
road, was .entirely consumed on Saturday
night last, with nearly the entire contents, but
few articles being saved. Dr. Bennett was at
the time absent. The loss must have been
between Alteen hundred and two thousand
On the evening ol thc 5th Instant, Thursday,
various sections of Laurens District were
visited with showers. In several localities
bail, In large quantities, accompanied the rain,
doing the crops and gardens serious damage.
It might be collected in large quantities for
several days, and on Sunday following ha?'
not disappeared. Along the Newberry ro?d
three miles from Laarens, and on thc Union
road about the same distance, the fury of the
storm was most intense. In these localities
the ground was entirely covered with the
green leaves beaten from the trees.
On the Saturday following, in places where
the water had washed the stones, wheels of I
buggies Immersed to thc axle in the Ice. Cot
ton was so badly injured as to require replant?
ing. Gardens were totally demolished. The
"oldest inhabitant" despairs of witnessing the
like agala, and remembers no parallel in ?ie
-It is stated that the President and Cabinet
are considering the Invitation from the British
government to co-operate to prevent the
atrocities ol' the Spaniards In Cuba.
QKBGG & OSLEY,
Agents for the sale or
JAS. J. GREGG, JOHN OSLEY, Ja,
Late ofGranitcviile, S. C. Late firm Osley, Wilso!
aprl8 imo * Co.. Augusta, fia
Q.ET READY FOR SUMMER!
No. 33 Eroad street (next to R. M. Marshall A Bro., )
CLEANS AND RENOVATES
PANAMA. FELT AND SILK HATS,
OF ALL KINDS,
Making oki hats as good lu every respect as new.
OS- PRICES VERY MODERATE. apr29
FRANK HOWARD, late of the Pavilion Boiei,
and more recently of the Mills House, has opened
at No. 140 MEETING STREET, directly opposite^
the Eoard of Trade Rooms.
ALES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, of the best
quality, will be served, and Lunch daily from ll
till 2 o'clock.
aprl 3mos_FRANK HOWARD.
IF YOU WANT NOTE, LETTER AND
CAP PAPERS and ENVELOPES, go to
No. 155 Meeting street, opposite CUar.csion Hotel
Charleaion, 8. C. decu (?mos
TODD-REEVES.-On the 13th instant, by
Rev. w. B. Yates, WM. J. TODD to ADELAIDS
eldest daughter of S. L. Reeves; all of this cl
PINCKNEY-STEWART.-On the 20th April,
Emanuel Church, Henrlco County, Va., by R
Wm. Norwood, D. D., TUOMAS PINCKNEY, Esq.,
Charleston, S. C., to MART, eldest, daughter
John Stewart, Esq., of Brook Hill, Va.
?Sf THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS A?
acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. JAS. A. HILL, a
or Mrs. Ann Mass?u. are respectfully Invited
attend the Funeral or the former. THIS (Mond!
AFTERNOON, at st. John's Chapel, at 4 o'clock.
?S" THE MEMBERS OP THE MECHA
ICS' Union, No. 1, of Charleston, are requested
assemble at the Eagle Hall. THIS (Monday) /
TEBKOON, at half-past 2 o'clock, to pay the li
tribute of respect to our late brother, JAS.
HILL. " J. F. VERONEE,
maylG Secretary M. U., No. 1, of Charleston
?S- A NEW AND HEALTHFUL ARI
CLE OF FOOD.-The SEA MOSS FARINE, man
factored from Irish Moss, by the Rand Sea Mo
Farine Company, has been placed on our table
different times, and proves to be one of the bei
most nutritious and easily-digested of all the fa
nas now in use. It ls palatable to the taste,
lighter and less compact than any other farlr
and hence better adapted to weak stomachs,
dyspeptics, to invalids, and all persons of fr
constitutions. In cases where tapioca, sago, ba
ley, corn starch, malzena and similar articles a
beneficial, the Sea Moss Farine is not only a sc
Btitute, but hos advantages which neither or the
possesses because the main ingredient of t
Moss hos been considered by medical men f
many years as having Invaluable remedial pt
pertles. It ls particularly recommended ror pe
toral affections, scrofulous complaints, dlarrhce
kc-Editor HalVs Journal of Health.
persons having any claims against the Estate
the late JOHN A. FRIPP, of John's Island, w
present the same, properly attested, to Messi
BROWN A MIKELL, Attorneys at Law, La
Range, Broad street, and all persons indebti
thereto will make payment to the same.
WM. EDINGS FRIPP, Qualified Executor.
april 25, mayie, 30, Junl?, 26_
?&- CHARLESTON COUNTY-IN TH
COMMON PLEAS.-Equity Side.-MARY CD1
NINGHAM, BXECUTOR, VS. ANDREW CUNNINl
HAM, HORACE S. HALL, ET AL.-BI LL TO SE'
TLE ESTATE_In accordance with the order
tho Hon. R. B. CARPERTER, of the 15th
March, 1870, the Cr?ditera or the Estate
ANDREW CUNNINGHAM, deceased, are heret
notified that they are required to establish the
respective claims before me on or before the fouri
Monday in MAY, next. WM. J. GAYER,
mch2l roio_Special Referee.
?&- THE WEAR AND TEAR OF BUS
NESS LIFE.-The cares and labors of busine?
Ufe are apt to tell severely npon the health an
constitution of the ardent, energetic buslnei
man, and when the need of some sustainlo
agent ls felt, stimulants that cause only a temp,
rary exhilaration, and leave the system In a sta
of partial collapse when their first effect has pas
ed o?r, are too often resorted to. As certainly i
Arc leaves behind it a resldium or ashes, the ni
of the adulterated liquors or commerce product
premature exhaustion and decay. Touch thei
not. Tone and regulate the overtaxed vital mi
chlnery with HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTER;
In that wholesome elixir, the alcoholic elemen
which ls the purest derivable from any source, I
tempered by the choicest tonic, aperient, ant
bilious and an tl-febrile vegetable extracts an
Juices. To strengthen, recruit, solace and purif
the system ls the mission of the great vegetabl
specific. When the stomach is In a healthy stat?
ttfe bile flows regularly, the bowels perform thel
onice properly, and the telegraphic fibres of th
nervous system are in perfect; working order, a
enormous amonnt or labor can be borne wlthoc
rlak or inconvenience, and the direct effect of tb
Bitters ls to promote this vigorous condition c
the functions npon which the nourishment of th
body, and Its power of endurance mainly depenc
Tie great tonic and alterative is, therefore, en
phatlcally recommended for Us remarkabl
strengthening properties, to all ripon whom tb
responsibilities of life press heavily, and who ret
like fainting under the burden. A lively appe
tite, a splendid digestion, elastic spirits, and i
marvellous ability to withstand fatigue, ar
among the blessings Justly ascribed to the rene
vating operation of this palatable and powerru
cordial, and as a spring and summer alterative
there is nothing In the materia medica that cai
Qie compared with it._mayll-opac
p3r THE PIONEER STEAM FIBI
COMPANY-TO THE CITIZENS OF CHARLES
TON: Would respectrully represent that the pre
sent condition of -their apparatus and of their fl
nances compel them to make that appeal to youi
liberality and public spirit, which bas never je
been made in vain by the Fire Department o
Our Engine, worn and Injured In your service
demands immediate and extensive repairs. Om
Hose, after faithful use for five years, Is now un
equal to the performance of its duty, and there li
a balance due for the purchase of the Engine,
still remaining unpaid.
The pay from the city has been greatly reduced
and can contribute to no more than the curren!
expenditures, and the resources of the Company
otherwise are entirely inadequate to meet these
necessities, or they would be cheerfully devoted
to them without a call upon your aid.
We are willing and anxious to devote to your
interest all our zeal and all our service, without
recompense, and wc only ask you to assist us to
do so with that measure or efficiency which the
magnitude of that interest demands, by enabling
us to keep up our Engine aud apparatus lu pro?
The oldest chartered Company In the Depart?
ment, the Pioneer, In the Introduction of steam
power for the salvation of your property, ask yon
to look back upon the long years or its service,
and to contribute to that efficiency that lt is their
pride and your Interest to cherish and protect.
The following named gentlemen have been ap?
pointed a Committee to wait upon the citizens
and solicit contributions to thc aggregate sum of
Two Thousand Dollars, for the purposes above
se: ror.h. J. E. BURKE,
A S. BROWN,
ll. S. RENNEKER,
F. W. RENNEKER,
H. T. STJRAU,
- - J. O. OOUTVENIER,
W. P. RAVENEL,
C.' F. STEINMEYER,
J. C. SIGWALD.
By order of the Company.
A T. SMYTHE,
J. W. McKENRY, Secretary._may4
?S- AWAY WITH SPECTACLES. -OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt of io cents. Ad?
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue,
?&~ TO PRINTERS.-LF YOU WANT
NEWS, BOOK, CAP, DEMI and MEDIUM PAPERS,
, Bul Heads, Statements, Cards, Card Board, Print
[ lng Material, Binding, Ruling and Cutting, go to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 166 Meeting street, oppo
I site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
9?J?L1U? A* units.
?mT- CONSIGNEES PEE STEAMSHIP
TENNESSEE, from New York, are notified
that tlie cargo is being discharged at Pier No. 2
Union Wharves. All goods uncalled for at sun?
set will be stored at expense aDd risk of owners.
WM. A. COURTENAY,
^NOTICE TO CONSIGNEES.-CON?
SIGNEES per steamship EVERMAN, from Phil?
adelphia, are notified that the cargo is being
discharged THIS DAY, at Brown's South Wharf.
All Goods not called for at sunset will be stored
at their expense and risk.
WM. A. COURTENAY,
?Bf NOTICE.-CONSIGNEES PER
brig "C. C. COLSON," from Boston, are notified ot
her cargo being THIS DAT discharged at Brown Ar
Co's. North WharL All goods remaining on the
dock at snnset, will be stored at risk and expenso
Of owner. STREET BROTHERS A 00. 1
m ay 16-1_
^SS-PRO BONO PUBLICO.-NO ARTI
CLE ever offered to the American public is more
entitled to be headed for the benefit of the public
than the European tonic and lnvlgorant and
pleasant tasting cordial, than LIPPMANN GREAT '
^JUVENILE SINGING SCBOOL.
By special request of many citizens of Charleston,
Mr. KEMMEREE has consented to give another
course of thirteen Lessons in VOCAL MUSIC, at
the Hibernian Hall, commencing on MONDAY AF?
TERNOON, May K to, at half past 4 o'clock. Tol
tion 50 cents, inclndlng a Book._mayl4-2?
MRS. MCMILLAN, HAVING OPEN?
ED a SEWING-ROOM at her residence, Ne. 34
Wentworth street, will be pleased to receive a>
continuation of thc patronage hitherto extended
to the Sewing-room of Mr. D. B. Haselton, in King
street, which ls now closed. Mrs. M. thinks she
can give general aatlsfacton to all ber patrons.
CARD. -WILLIAM COMINGS,
late practical Painter of the firm of T. A. BEAM?
ISH A CO., Painters, begs leave to return thanks
to his friends and customers of the late firm.
Being now in the employ of DOUGLAS A MIL?
LER, No. 60 East Bay, all orders from my friend?
will be promptly attended to, by myself and
3&- MLLHAU'S GOLDEN COD LIVER
OIL.-with Hypophosphlte of Lime, a great im?
provement; made with the best of oil known, lt
unites efficacy with pleasant flavor and easy di?
gestibility. Sold by all respectable druggists.
J. MILHAU'S SONS, No. 183 Broadway,
apr2l thmlmo_ New York.
^-ESTATE NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS
having claims against the Estate of RICHARD*
YEADON, decsased, will present the same duly
attested, and those Indebted to Bald Estate will
make payment to Messrs. BUIST tc BUIST, Solici?
tors, No. 41 Broad street.
7JSS~ PROPOSALS. -OFFICE SINKING
FUND COMMISSION, COLUMBIA, S. C., APRIL
25,1870.-Notice ls hereby given that the Commis
sion is now prepared to receive proposals for tte
purchase of STOCK qjrned by the State. All com?
munications must be addressed to the under?
signed. J. H. RAINEY,
Secretary Sinking Fund Commission,
apr29 22_Colombia, S. C.
^SORGHUM WORKS AND REFIN?
ERY.-The Works recently put up for the illustra?
tion or the precess of manufacturing syrup and
sugar from sorghum, and relining, will be In ope?
ration THIS DAT, from ll o'clock A. M. to t
o'clock P. M., and will be continued from-ti ay to
day. All persons Interested are invited to wit?
ness lt. FRANCIS G. CART, Agent,
aprio No. 82 East Bay.
To load Phosphate and Lumber, hence, to ?
Northern markets; and Lumber from neigh-SS
boring ports to coastwise and ferelgn portan
ply to J. A. EN8LOW A CO., Ship Brokers,
maylO-2_No. 141 East Bay
?pOR FORT SUMTER.
The safe, fast sailing and comfortably ap?
pointed Yacht "ELEANOR" will make two ?_
trips dally to Fort Sumter and the other pointa of
historic interest la the harbor, leaving South
Commercial Wharf at 10 A. M. and 3 P. M. The
Yacht can also be chartered for private parties on
reasonable terms. For passage or charter apply
next door south of tne Mills House, or to the
Captain on board. mayl4
OR NEW YORK
The Al side-wheel Steamship TEN?
NESSEE, Chichester, Commander, win" -. -_
saU ror New Yorlt on WEDNESDAY, May 18th, at 6
o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 2, Union Wharves,
connecting with day Passenger Trains from Co?
lumbia and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M.
Through Bills Lading will be issued for Cotton
to LIVERPOOL, HAVRE, Boston and the New
England Manufacturing Cities.
The TENNESSEE will make close connection
with Liverpool Steamship IDAHO, of Messrs.
Williams A Onion's Line, sailing 25th of May.
Insurance by the Steamers of this line % per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
very superior stateroom accommodations, all on
deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER,
HUGER A CO., No. 20 Broad street, or to WM. A.
COURTENAY, No. 1 Union Wharves. mayl2-8
VESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND
MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are respect?
fully invited to call and examine the]_
quality and prices of our GOODS. Full welgti
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 275 King street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, S. C.
xa- Branch of No. 900 Broadway, New York,
j an 24 _
jp OR BEAUFORT, VIA EDISTO, ROCK?
VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. - _jd^3a*
Curoll White, will flail from >Jha.r\^-Jg?sSBkU?
ton for above places every TUESDAY MOHN LNG, at
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
early WEDNESDAY MORNING, touching at all the
above named Landinga on ber route to
Charleston. X D. AIKEN A CO.
R FALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA JACKSON?
VILLE AND LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RIYiK?
Steamer "DICTATOR," Captain
George E. McMillan, sails every,
MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Steamer "CITY POINT," Captain Fenn Peckr
sailB everv JRIDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock. Con
nectlng with Steamer STARLIGHT for Enterprise.
Fare to and from Savannah $3 each way, In?
cluding berth and meals.
Through Tickets and through Bills of Lad mg
for Freight given.
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
janl3 South Atlantic Wharf.
JpOR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.)
VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT.
The steamer PILOT BOY, captain c.
Carroll White, will-leave Cbarle3-?__^"
ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at 8 o'cioci
The PILOT BOY will leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, touching at
Eeauforf and Paclflc Landing, and connecting
at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamships for
* The PILOT BOY will touch at Bull's Island>
Wharf every fortnight, going to and returnlu?:
from Savannah. J. D. AIKEN dc 00.