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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
THE STATE ELECTIONS.
CONTRADICTORY RETORTS FROM
STATE OF THE PO&L.S.
On Saturday evening the "boxes from the
predncts<on Edisto Island came ia, and Oiled up
tSTlist for Charleston County. We can now pre?
sent toour readers the total number o? votes cast
La Charleston County, and the proportion of white
to the colored, leaving each oue to mate his calcu?
lation for himself, and to ?um np the chances of
the respective candidates. The reports as to the
numbers voting Reform or Radical have been so
contradictory that we forbear mentioning them,
.and merely give below the complete statement of
.the votes cast :
TBS WWBX AND COLORED VOTE.
City of Charleston.
15 Mlle House..
St. James' San tee
32 Mlle House._.
Du tar fe Crees.
i? St- James' Goose Creek
8 Mile Pump....;.
St. John's Berkeley
SL Thomas and St. Denis
Kew Hope Church.,
St. John's Coller?n
St. Andrew's -
St. Andrew's Church.
Total vote m the county, by census of 1869-70,
whites 7889; colored 15,671. Total 23,7?l
By this table lt will be seen that the whole vote
of the county has fallen short at tais election by
GK-? votes; and as there have been over lboo more
votes polled La Charleston City at this election
than at the last, the decrease in the country vote
has been startling In its rapidity.
EDISTO ISLAND. ?
At Calvary Church, the first precinct on the
Island, not a vote was polled, and the bos was re?
turned to the Charleston Courthouse err pty. The
deficiency was, however, made up at the other
two polls, whither all the voters flocked, Wright's
store being by far the most popular on account
of the proximity of the large store and barroom.
The voting, notwithstanding, went on quietly
eaough, and we have not the ?lightest distur
. banco or disorder to report at either of the two
precincts.. ' " . :>:ti
THE BIGGIN CHURCH BIOT-LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.
Toe latest developments tend to prove that the
rice at Biggin Charon was not the tait of sudden
excitement, growing out of the fraudaient prac?
tices of Stephen Brown, a Radical candidate for
county commissioner. It is true that Brown did
foist upc n some of the negroes,' who were too Ig?
norant to read them, tickets that they did not
wish to vote; that these negroes did attempt to
seize him at Biggin Ghandi, and that he escaped
only through the interposition of a gentleman of
the parish, who was there to vote. But' other
persons Implicated In the riot say that it was
, planned m advance of the elections by one George
Sass, who told them to go to the polis armed,
take possession of the polls and carry the election
as they wished, even if they noa to ?eta the tu?
white managers. A correspondent Informs us
that this George Sass is one of the most mis?
chievous demagogues m the county, and he ls
noted for the virulence of language towards the
white:! It is rumored that he will be arrested.
Seven of these rioters were arrested on Friday,
by the deputies of the United States marshal, and
brought to Charleston. Of these,.Samuel Brown,
Pani Kee kiev, Charles Wilson and .John Single?
ton were bound over in the sum of $600 eash, to
appear next Wednesday morning, before the
United States Commissioner for examination, and
the remaning three discharged.
INTIMIDATION OF VOTERS.
Mr. George F. Kinloch has made an affidavit be?
fore the United States commissioner tb the effect
that about 150 armed negroes were present at the
polls at Wappetaw Church, Christ Church Parish,
on the day of election, who threatened to kill an/
negro who attempted to vote the Reform ticket,
and that they tried to carry their threat into exe?
cution upon the persons of Adam M. Jackson,
Hiram Flemiig and ar other (name unknown).
Also that he believes many colored persons were
prevented by them from voting as their inclina?
tions directed. Warrants have been issued for the
arrest of the ringleaders.
Thd election La the town,.and, as far as heard
from, on the neighboring islands, proceeded quietly.
? The estimated Tote in the city is 540, of which the
friends of Carpenter-and Butler claim ? t least iso.
Oue colored man alone voted 53 of 1 ta race for
Reform. The majority of white residence, North?
ern and Southern, voted the same ricket De
Large was completely overshadowed here, but he
Oepe ads for his majority on other precincts. On
closing the polls the box of this precinct was
carefully wrapped m tape and sealed with'private
seals, so that lt ls not probable that lt will be in?
terfered with; but one or two boxes are alleged to
haver already been received from the neighbor?
hood open and unprotected by legal safeguards.
The returns made as they appear below are only
approximately correct. They saow, however, the j
growing unpopularity of th Scott administration i
among those who have heretofore affiliated with
the Radical party. His reckless disregard of law
and " of public propriety La the appointment of j
managers and commissioners of elections, wnp
were themselves candidates, and supposed- to be
willing to count thems'.Ives into office, created
great dissatisfaction, and in this county alone
has co t him huudreds of votes. '
Irregularities have occurred at many of the
polls, which will be made the subject of affidavits
and protests by both Reformers and Republicans. \
The lat'er are esp dally indignant, because lt is
believed that the DeLarge faction determined to
elect their man without reference to law or de'
At Beach Branch, Blanton, Lawtonvi'le and Gar
Sen's Corner, the legal oath was not exacted from
ate voters. They voted loose and Jorten. United
Ste tes officials win testify to this fact.
At Garden's Corner, DeLarge men stow! around
jtte -polls with gun?, and swore to kill any colored
saan who veted for Bowen or Reform. The wh tc-?,
however, were unmolested m the exercise of their
privileges, s Three boys between thirteen and
seventeen years of age were permitted to vote at
this precinct Their names are known. j
KOn Lady's Island, Mr. J. G. Cole, a Northern
p__ of the aighest respectability residing there,
testin & that be eaw three out of five women de?
posit votes. Themsxagers received their votes as
prpxj?e for sick husbands, bot ta one of these in
stances lt is known that the "sick" husband vc
It is believed that in these several localities
election wiu be vitiated.
The following are the refurf? as far as he
Paris Island. 90 60
Hennessey's Cross Roads.155 85
Honey Hill.120 3
Chlsolm's Landing.. 26 44
Peeples's. 47 67
Pocctaligo. 92 84
At Hickory Hill, the Reform majority is 25.
At Myrtle Bush, the Bowen vote-is 223; Delar?
At Whlppey Swamp, the Republican majorit
The_"InteUigencer of Thursday says: "The
most quiet an?jgood order prevailed at the pi
in.this place, yesterday. Thelcolored people vt
early,rand returned to their homes. About
thousand votes were cast at three boxes, and,
every effort was made to bring the colored vc
to this point, lt may beset down that they b
polled a large majority. "We are fully!assured i
there wUl?be a fair count, and our friends abr
may remain .satisfied that Anderson County
give an immense majority ror Carpenter and I
1er. We hope to.announce the result In our n
From a dispatch to TUE NEWS, dated Lancas
?Courthouse, October 20, we gather the followl
"The election passed off quietly. Commltt
of the Reform party attended each precinct a
kept poll lists. The Reformers worked hard, ?
a considerable impression was made upon
colored vote. At the strongest Radical preci:
in the county there waa a spilt, and a large nu
ber of Radicals refused to vote their county I
'kel On our side the straight .Reform ticket v
generally voted. The Reform majority in i
county is estimated at 293. This ls made up
?Lancaster Courthouse. 15
Waltham's. .... -114
Casten's.;. 167 -
Tot tat an. 270 ....
Montgomery's. 65 - ....
Dry Creek. .... 116
Total...1. 538 245
The Ledger says that the Radical commission!
of election re/used to accept the proposition of t
Reformers for a joint election commit tee?
A correspondent of THE NEWS, writing fr<
Leesville on Saturday, says that upper Wllllan
burg (previously reported the other way,) has go
Reform by over 120 majority.
Another correspondent says: "At Graham's Crc
Roads the Reformers are 125 ahead, at Raddy's
and at Muddy Creek 120."
The Bennetts ville Journal of Friday belle v
that the Reformers carry Marlboro' by a tar
majority. A number of illegal votes were ca;
which will bo counted out. Joint election coi
mit tees on THE NEWS' plan were appointed at
the ballot-boxes were sa re ly deposited In the jai
Tue vote cast In this county is the largest ev
taken, and ls declared to be m excess of the who
number of qualified voters. The Radical majori
is about 1000, if the election is legra; at all, wuk
There was great excitement, but no bloodshe<
At the eleventh hour McIntyre consented to tr.
appointment of a Joint watching committee. Th
two Radical tickets'partly coalesced, and.lt 1
thought that the whole vote ls about 6000-viz
33N for Scott and 2500 for Reform. Some of th
Reform candidates for county oSces are believe
to be elected. Our correspondent says i "This I
a great triumph for old Colleton; the white me:
turned out as they have not done since the war.'
f Our correspondent Hope, writing on Th ur sd a j
says : "Oconee ls certainly for Reform by a
least 200 majority. Butler is ahead of every bo Jj
The day was remarkably quiet."
Our correspondent B., writing from thc Cour
house on Thurs lay, says : "We have the best at
su ran ces that Carpenter and Butler have carrie
Greenville County for Reform. Ai far as we hav
been able to learn, there was quiet ness and onie
at the polls. Some of the Republican party, ii
their ardor, voted two or three times. One, livlni
near the lower edge of the county, voted first a
Dunklio, then on his way up at Gantt, and agaL
at Greenville Township box. Warrants of arra
have been issued by the United States com
missioner, which are now m the hands of th
United States deputy marshal. Full report
from all of the country boxes have not yet com
in; but the following statement, as far os lt goes
is tl. ought to be nearly correct as to the number o
white and colored votes cast. Three boxes yet r?
mam to be heard from, two of which will add t
thc white or Reform vote.
"It is confidently believed that Carpenter am
Butler, McKlssick, Captain Leonard Williams am
Samuel J. Douthit head the vote."
Greenville.538 540 .
Ba tes's.114 75
Gantt's. 46 30
Paris Mountain. S3 41
Oak Lawn. 92 55
Glassy Mountain.67 4
Chick Springs....120 30
A correspondent writing on Thursday says: "Thf
Reformers kept lists of the votes at each precinct,
except one, as directed by th? State Central Com?
mittee. According to these Us s, which are nearly
correct, the Reformers have a majority of from
1000 to 1500. The Radicals, however, declare that
they have carried the county. This the people
know to be false, and only Intended to prepare the
public mind for a fraudulent count of the vote?.
Will the people submit to lt?"
A correspondent welting from Con way boro, on
Thursday, says: "All the precincts In this county,
save one, have been heard from. We give the
Reform ticket over 400 majority. This ls better
than we expected, as there were innumerable In?
dependent ticket?. "There were thirteen candi?
dates for the o:hce of county commissioner.
Their friends traded about and have lost 303 votes
to Carpenter and Butler. The Radicals voted In
solid phalanx, but haye not elected a single
Mr. A. Q. McDurae, of Marion, telegraphs THE
NEWS the following dispatch from Mr. J. T.
Walsh, of Conwayboro :
.? I send you cheering news from Horry. Car?
penter aad Butler have carried the county by 250
or 300 votes, notwithstanding the Innumerable
divisions among our people."
The Press and Banner gives the following re?
turto of the vote at each precinct, distinguishing
thc white from the colored:
Abbeville C. H. No. 1. Vote polled, 614-white.
270; colored, Zii. No. 2. Total, 402- white*, S:
Cokesbury-Tot-il, 572; white, 200; colored, 372.
Due West-Total, 271: white, 162; colored, 106.
White H aU-Total, 268; white, 54; colored 214.
DonaldsvUle-Total, 228; white, 152; colored, 76.
Cedar Springs-Total, 97 ; white. 71 ; colored, 26.
Long Cane-Total, 89; white, 50; colored, 39.
McKltrick's-Total, 289; white, 167; colored, 122.
Fradley's-Total, 244; white, 107; colored, 187.
Ninety-six-Total, 371; white, 147; colored, 234.
Greenwood-Total, 549; white, 229; colored, 320.
Warrsnton-Total, 216; white, 31; colored, 185.
Centrevttle-Total, 234; white, 116; colored, ns.
Aggregate of colored..2,790
Aggregate of white.1,764
Excess of colored. 92a
The precinct? to be heard from are Child's Cross
Road?. Lowndeevjjle sud Calhoun's Mills. The ma
jority of colored at the la? named, we learn, ls 140
The elections passed ol quietly, and the Guffln's
are out in a card, stating that they never saw a
more fair, and peaceable, trod quiet election than
that at Calhoun's Mills-where there was^i row
the last tune.
Later returns Indicate the succ?s of the Radical
ticke: by about 600 majority-a great gain for the
Reformers. In lS6? the Radical majority was
The Winnsboro' Xews estimates that the Radi?
cal majority ls 1202.
The Times says the election was fairly conducted,
i but the colored men and boys voted early and
often. Twenty or thirty arrests have been made,
or are to be.
Frequent attempts were made to abuse and in
timldate colored Reformists, but the prompt
interposition of officers and citizens prevented
any violence. Many colored men were anxious
to vote the Reform ticket, hat said that if they
did they believed they would be murdered before
Saturday night. This fear was expressed by not
less than a dozen, while a number who had been
outspoken Reformists before, from some cause,
said ihey dare not voie against the Radical party,
so did not vo'e at all.
There ls no doubt that the whole Reform ticket
ls elected. . .
The following is the number of votes polled,
white and colored, so far as we have heard :
Union Courthouse, both boxes-547 Reform; 930
Radical Cross Keys-241 Reform; 8 Radical.
Santuc, 618 votes-253 Reform; 365 Radical. Bo
gansvllle, 207 votes-153 Reform; 54 Radical.
The Journal gives the folio wing summary:
Scott and Rausler have carried the county by
more than 1000 majority. DeLargc is supposed to
be considerably ahead of Bowen In tue county.
The closest contest has b?en for probate judze.
Miss m ls probably elected. The entire Republi?
can ticket is elected, except, perhaps, Julius
Mayer, half-and-half. Robert Aldrich, Reformer,
for the Legislature, leads his ticker, and falls to
be elected by only a small number of vote?. The
straight Republican ticket for coroner will proba?
bly be thrown out, owing to a misprint in the
narnu ef the candidate, Geo. E. Miller, Instead of
Gabriel E. Miller.
To show what the DeLarge men had to contend
with, we publish the following loiter, written and
circulated on the day of election by the friends of
"REPUBLICAN UK AHQDAK T'EIIS, . 1
"AIKEN, October 17, 1870. j
''Republicans of Barnwell-The Hon. R. C. De
Large is nb longer a candidate for Congress You
wjll, therefore vote for Hon. C. C. Bowen.
"C. D. KAYNE,
'.'Chairman County Committee." .
The following is the Leslie ticket alluded to in
the election returns: For Representatives-B. H.
Nerland, B. F. Berry. Julius Mayer, Marion Jack?
son. G. B. Da?iels, W. ty. Nounes. . Judge of Pro?
bate-I. N. Teague. School Commissioner -A.
Middleton. County Commissioners-C. Ehrhardt,
J. H. Rivers, Ctesar C?ves. Coroner-William
The Democrat says: "Th? Reformers were busy
and active from the opening to the closlug of the
poll?, and with good results, quite a large number
! of the colored and nearly all the white men in the
precinct having voted the Reform ticket. About
ll o'clock an extra train arrived with eighty, or
one hundred voters, white and colored, from the
Steer Pens poll, (no poll being open at that place,)
and marching to the town hall, cast their ballots
for Carpenter and Butler. We have beard unoffi?
cially from the following places : . Chesterfield
Courthouse, 135 Reform majority; Cole HIH, 178
Reform majority; Old Store, 94 Reform majority;
Oro, 19 Reform majority; Jefferson, 150 Reform
majority; Cheraw, no Radical majority. This wUl
give a Reform majority in the county or 436.. The
official counting of the votes has not yet taken
place, but by the count kept at the polis our
friends are confident that the Reform ticket will be
elected by four or five hundred majority.
THE Z0B8 OE THE CAMBRIA.
Further Details of the Disaster.
LONDON, October 22.
The loss of the Cambria has been confirmed.
She wan steaming rapidly when she struck, and
Instantly began to AIL It ls evident the steamer
1B hopelessly lost. Four crowded boats were
launched. Mr. McGartland, who was picked up
with the dead woman, has no doubt that all the
boats were swamped, and thinks himself the only
survivor. His boat capsized, and he was for a
time insensible, but he clung to the boat and
feund therein the dead lady. Cruisers from the
vicinity of the disaster report that they found
only broken spars and a few barrels of flour. Mr.
McGartland reports that the wind was little short
of a hurricane.
GREENOCK, October 22. j
The captain of thc steamer Ross, which arrived
here to-day, reports having passed through much
wrecked, matter off the northern coast of Ireland.
Among the debris were portions of thc cargo of
thc Cambria and fragments of her small boats.
Til" P?SSBNOER3 AND CARGO.
Nsw YORK, October 21.
The steamship Cambria; reported lost, took out
127 passengers,-12 cabin. 18 intermediate and 07
steerage. The cargo consisted of wheat, flour, cot?
ton, cheese, fish, oil, apples and barrel staves. The
Io' lowing ls a coraple Hst of her passengers :
Leonard Hermann, Samuel Kronhelm, A. L.
Holland, James Hague and wire. Joseph Clark,
Colonel Hayden, wife and daughter. General Da?
vies, of Chicago, James Purse, wife and two
children. Geo. Wittow, S. D. Gremy and wife, Jai.
Baird, Matthew Mower, Robert Patton, L. Gil?
mour, Mrs. Eastdale. Mrs. Young, Eliza Callahan,
Ann O'Neill, Ellen Lemon, John Martinson, Jas.
Montgomery, William Mills, P. Doherty, Miss Do?
herty, James Croson, We neel Cob bert, Hugh Lock?
hart, Thos. Hansen, George Brutscnln, I. Grecolie,
Miss Ann Steers, Henry Zimmerman, Geo. Wild
fang, Joseph Smith and wife, Geslna Mayer, Rob?
ert Allen, wife and four children, Isabella Allen
and Infant, Robert McLeren, H. M.'Ourty, Alexan?
der Cumming, Hubert Coker, Felix Casslday,
Daniel McAllister, Robert Elliott. Wm. Elliott,
J. R Mevenkamp, L. J. J. Mevenkamp, Mrs. A.
Weir, Wm. Hill and child. Henry Waltman, Har
riet McCroaily, Mary Adams, Agnes Barr, Mrs. E.
H. Pusey, Win. Bingham, Jr., wife and two chil?
dren, Hrs. McSac and two children, George T.
Emery ami wife, Angus No'man, Mrs. Peoples,
John Hobson and, wife, Mrs. A. A. Peel and cnild.
Michael Finnerty, George Hill, John McGarkUn,
Michael Tiffany, Charles Pendersou, Archibald
Baird, Carl A. Fnhlback, Coi O'conner, Jorgen Gui
lifcsin, Hans Uudsen, Aug. Jansen, John Fleming,
Catharine McLaughlin, James Beech; Mrs. J. Rus?
tre :i:. Mrs. Romington, Albert Hudson, Pat. Mund,
Susan McCambridge, John Lynch, Bridget Thorn?
ton, Mary Gunn, Margaret Boyle, Arthur McCoy.
Annie Enart, Gregorv Shell, wife and child, John
Glvln, Thomas Potn, Andrew Riddle, Mary A.
Dennimond, Jotin Marshall. William Benckn. John
Clark, Agues Boyd, W. Hunton. August Johnson,
James Kiown, James Miller, Archibald McIntyre,
A MONUMENT TO GENERAL LEE.
The Richmond papers contain an invitation,
s gned by Mrs. Macfarlaud, Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Ran?
dolph, (widow of the late General Rudolph, Con?
federate Secretary of War.) and other patriotic
and distinguished ladies of that city, lnvltlug co
opjrati tn in the work of rearlag a a -nument to
General Lee. The statue Ls to bc or bronze, of
the best workmanship, and to bc erected in the
soldiers' portion of Hollywood Cemetery. The lu
vitatlon concludes as follows:
A moat eligible site, overlooking this whole sec?
tion, and in the centre of the part appropriated to
the remains of the dead from the battle-fields of
Gettysburg, has been offered by the association to
his family for his final restlog place, under our
lovinr; and continual care, and that of Virginia
and the South. If the body should lie elsewhere,
it is still eminently fitting to erect a monument to
his memory in the midst of the heroes who fell
fighting under his leadership.
-Schuyler Colfax retires from public life to
become a stse) axle manufacturer.
RADICALISM E? LAURENS.
CAUSE A]\'l> RESULT OF THE FRAY.
Governor Scott Take* Timely Warning.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, Saturday, October 22.
That the election ls over with so little excite?
ment is, lo the highest degree, gratifying. Tbe
quiet resulted from mutual agreement-concert
without coherence-*! the two parties. All over
the State the Scott Radicals felt that the beam of
fortune was nearly balanced, and a disturbance
would probably turn lt sadly against them.
Quiet being assured, they carried their intimida?
tion of the poor negroes to an astonlshlag extent.
In their leagues new oaths were exacted, among
the conditions of which was the requirement fha t
they get their votes from particular individuals,
and these were designated. As Pickett was
frightened into withdrawing by threats, thous?
ands were made to vote for their political mas?
ters by threats if they did not. I write what I
get from the poor fools themselves.
WHAT IS THOUGHT OP CREWS,
The United State? officer who was sent to Lau
rens, a short time ago, to report upon the disturb-'
anees there, freely _expresBe3~ the_ oplnion_th?t
?rews ls the great?jtjnlschl?f maker' in.thc up?
country, and^eflnej hlTchiracter 90 apuy that the
officer has risen largely m the esteem of. thi3;corni
munlty. He says Crews is a compound of craft*
and cowardice, cunning and servility.
THE TROUBLES IN LAURENS.
Upon the recent difficulties m Laurens-th03e of
the 20th Instant-General Dennis, (a clerk in the
office of the Adjutant and Inspector General,) was
heard by some"of our citizens to tell Wlmbush,
this morning, near the Pqstomce, that a company
of about eighty (the number of the United States
troops sent up this morning) men, with winchester
rifles, was cent to kill every man in Laurens, and
burn every house there. Myinfomant'aname, (who
knows his hst of witnesses,) is at the service or
SENDING THE SOLDIERS.
This momiug. by direction of General Terry,
Governor Scott sent one company or United States
infantry up to Laurens. They would have been
sent last night, but the general commanding did
not answer la time.
The Governor last night express?d the determi?
nation to send United States troops if he could
get them; If not, to send Captain O'Ne ale's com?
pany or white volunteer militia of this city. He
had no Idea or sending his negro militia up there,
ror the reason that that would on y Increase the
THE KILLED IND WOUNDED.
The casualties in Laurens, reported by last
night's telegraph, were received from a gentle?
man In the official family or the Governor. To?
day's news gives about the same number of
deaths. A citizen Just down from there thinks
the whole difficulty anne from the negroes Im?
prudently going to the polia vlth their arms.
Joe Crews ls said to be in town to-night, wound?
ed In the leg. ? "
Last night the dwelling house or Ur. Edmund
Davis, In this city, was burnt, probably by an In?
cendiary, although Mr. Davis ls not known to be
obnoxious in any special way to any class or
party. Insurance $2500.
PRESENTMENT OF THE GRIND JURY OF LAURENS
The following was submitted to the Governor
this (Saturday) night: ,
The State of South Carolina, Laurens County-In
the General Sessions.
The grand Jurors for said county and State, by.
virtue of their authority in the discharge of then*
duty as such, respectfully present:
The County of Laurens has always been distin?
guished for Us adherence to good order; and the
disturbance of the peace which occurred during
the present term of this conn, m broad daylight,
almost nuder the eaves of the courthouse, whilst
the court wa* In sexsion, ls greatly to be regretted.
We have not been able, arter every exertion, to
ascertain all the circumstances or the case, or
learn who were active In the affair.
It seems that a member or the constabulary force
cursed a citizen as -'a tallow-faced son of a bitch,"
whereupon the two commenced lighting. - The
armed cons abai arv, wlih a number or colored
militia, having possessed themselves or the State
arms, made demonstrations or assistance to their
associate engaged. A pistol in the coat pocket or
some one standing by was accidentally discharged,
whereupon the armed body within the constabu?
lary quarters and armory delivered a volley, and
the firing extended to others m the vicinity of the
disturbance. So far as we have learned, two
white men and a tittie white boy were wounded,
and one negro killed instantly, and two others
severely wounded. The sheriff finally succeeded
in commanding the peace.
The grand Jury or the county, m the Interest or
peace, commend that the public arms here, which
have been directed by his Honor the Judge to be J
taken by the Bherlff Into his possession, be re?
tained by the sheriff, or returned to the armory
of the State at Columbia. They feel bound to ex?
press, in the strongest terms, their apprehension
of the consequences if these arms and ammuni?
tions are placed in the hands of one class of our
citizens whilst the rest of the community is left
in an unarmed and defenceless condition.
It is believed that the announcement of the In?
tention to put public arms into the possession or
one race In the community and to leave the other
unarmed has created tue restless and uneasy
reeling In the community which, no doubt, was
the underlying cause or th* people being armed,
and, therefore, or the late lamentable disturbance
of the peace. The grand Jury would urge la the
mose earnest manner, situated as our community
ls, that thc public arms now here be cudected
and deposited by the authorities of the 8t?te in
.the armory at Columbia.
The grand Jury cannon but express their com?
mendation that Hie Hon. Jud-re Vernon presiding,
hus taken rlgorus steps, through the peace officer
or the county-"he sheriff-to repro? all lawless?
ness, and to preserve and promote the peace and
good order of the community..
The grand Jury would earnestly recommend all
persons, white and b ack, to returu to their homes,
unless they have business In court. Let every
good citizen lend his efforts for peace and order,
and we may hope to quiet down after a most ex?
citing and extraO "dlnery election, and the persist?
ent efforts of some, for their own selflHh purposes,
to embroil the two ra?es occupying this county as
No civilize 1 eommuolty can exist, much less
prosper, without law and order.
This we respectfully preaeaL
(Signed) SAMUEL AUSTIN, Foreman.
A VICTORY IN LEXINGTON. . '
Lexington County gives a Reform majority of
full 400, and easily elects Its county ticket. There
ls some danger of one member's being beaten by
there berni two independent candidates in the
field; but moderate men are cere am of che entire
county delega'lon. There are said to be about one
hundred wldtc Radical votes In the entire coun?
ty. White vote turned out m full strength. The
census of 1889 gives Lexington 831 majority of
white voters; but this difference is thought to be
THE RADICAL KU-?.LUX.
I have information or the working or some more
Radical Ku-Kluxes in the vicinity or Limestone
Springs, in Spartanburg County. Two Spartan
burg trial Justices have written to his Excellency
to ask If it would not be well to put the northeast
1 corner of that county under martlaljaw. We ex?
pect here that his Excellency has had enough of
that, and that he will let well enough alone, both
now aud ror the ruture. Our people are in dead
earnest now, and Governor Scott knows lt;
RADICAL RASCALITY, j
Lasr night upon receipt or the ntws_rrom the
dlaturbauie m Laurena, the negro rompantes of
this city-or some of them-turned oui, and posted
sentinels about the statehouse. These the Governor
had not authorized; and so sosn as lie learned lt,
Issued orders for them to disperse, iliave certain
information that thc Governor has issued an order
forbidding all parading (without direct orders from
him) in the streets, end ha3 ordered ?the arrest of
any or these mllPla men who shall appear In uni?
form upon the streets of Columbia. Ia9t night at
the fire (burning of Mr. Davis' house)] some of the
colored militia were seen to hold np cartridges, say
lug that they (the cartridges) were the best peace
makers. This was related to Governor Scott, and
received his unqualified ondemaatloj.
The fact ls his Excellency ls now fnUy awake
te the critical character of the crisis that ls upon
us and upon him.
Estimates from Union to-day pot the Reform
majority at certainly 215 In the country, and at
the village impossible to determine. Two legisla?
tors certainly elected; Radical probate Jndge
elected. On the general ticket the majority will
not exceed Jlfty either way.
PlckenB has gone 250 majority for Carpenter and
Bailer, and bas elected senator and representa?
tives by larger majorities.
Later estimates from Anderson give the total
vote as 3485; white, 2088; colored, 1397. Carpen?
ter and Butler folly 400 ahead; but Independent
candidates have tended to lower the majorities of
delegates to the General Assembly. Many whlteB
did not vote at alL CORSAIR.
GOLD AND BOND MARKET.
KEW TORE, October 22-Evening.
The event of the week was a squeeze In cash
gold; the supply of gold daily in use was small and
steadily decreasing under the absorption by the
treasury for duties. The supply is concentrated
in few hands, enabling them to control the . tone
of the market and of the Gold Room. Relief to this
scarcity of gold win come shortly In the November
interest. Exchange was very'dull and nominal,
The only feature of interest in Wall street to-day
was the squeeze in cash gold. At the opening the
borrowing rate was put up to >i by one of the
Canada banks; but en rumor that the November
interest would be anticipated in money, it caused
a fall to X- The rumor was denied, and the rate
advanced ss high as 2 per ceat. for the use of gold
till Monday. This manifestation completely de?
moralized foreign exchanges. Gold opened to?
day at 12f?al2j?, but late In the day lt became
Arra and closed at 13. The scarcity of gold has
seldom been so marked as to-day, and lt will re?
main so till the treasury relieves the market. Gov?
ernments quiet and firm, with few transactions;
sixes 81; copons 13#; sixty-twos 12%; sixty-fours
lij?; sixty-fives 12; new 10X; slxty-sevens 10%;
sixty-eights lox; forties 0%. Southern securities
rejected. Tennessees 62%; new 00%. Virginias
62; new 60. Louisianas 70; new 67. Levees 78;.
eights 88. Alabamas lol ; Uves 70. Georgia sixes
80; sevens 90. North Carolinas 48; new 27. South
Carolinas 80; new 67. Loans have Increased over
quarter minion; specie increased over quarter mil?
lion; deposits Increased two millions; circulation
decreased near a half million; legal-tenders In?
creased near two million.
NEW YORE, October 22.
The cotton movement (or the week shows a
marked Increase. The receipts at all the ports for
the week are 8?,428 bales, against 76,704 last
week, 68,949 the previous week and 5872 three
weeks 8lnce._Total receipts for the cotton year
35Lb9e7ag?inst 372,774* last year. Exports from
all the points for the week 899,074, against 35,681
last year. Total exports 113,477, against 116,860 last
year. Stocks at all the ports 204,911, against 104,
719 this date list year. Stocks at Interior towns,
32,776, against 26,829 last week, and 31,880 this date
last year. Stock In Liverpool 665,000, against
481,000 last year. Amount of American cotton
afloat for Great Britain, 31,030, against 33,000
last year; amount of India cotton afloat for Eu?
rope, 360.500, against 539,000 last year.
Advices from the Son th generally report favor?
able weather for picking, although in some sec?
tions there has been frost, and on the coast there
has been severe storm?. The cotton market at
this point has Improved dnrlng the week, with a
material Increase in transactions for future de?
livery. The Cotton Exchange In this olty ls pro?
gressing finely, and ls now regarded as a success.
THE SOUTHERN EAIRS.
MONTGOMERY, October 22.
' To Insure the succeB ol the fair, the Alabama
Agricultural and Mechanical Association is to be
-held in thia city from the 15th to 2lst of November
inclusive. A company of the most substantial
citizens has been promptly formed, with a capital
stock of $100,000, and with. a guarantee of more
liberal premiums than any other association. The
grounds and buildings, now nearly complete,
wUl speedily bc put in thorough preparation, with
ample accommodation for stock, and with a mlle
track superior to any ta the Union. General John
B. Gordon, of Oeorgla, has been invited to deliver
the Inaugural address.
AUGUSTA, October 22.
Extensive preparations for the fair of the cot
I ton States are being made.
The Agricultural Congress meets here on the
NEWS ERO M WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, October 23.
The President, Secretary of War and Secre?
tary of the Treasury, in reply to questions, dlsivow
having knowingly sold to France or its agents
any arms. The bid of ak iown agent of France
was refused. These sales of arms are In pursu?
ance of a policy adopted before the German war,
and the government has no power to restrict
American citizens In the disposition of arms so
purchased, within the neutrality laws.
The Secretary of State has notified the Repre?
sentatives of Spam and the South American Re?
publics that a convention for the readjustment of
their difficulties will meet next week.
SPARKS EROM THE WIRES.
The ?oung Democracy ol New York have
nominated Morris ?ey for Congress.
Senator Cameron had an ague In Baltimore, not
an attack of paralysis.
The Iron ship Hecuba, which left Calcutta on
the 1st of July. has foundered. No partlcu'ars. ,
Aosta's acceptance of the candiditure of the
Spanish throne ls officially announced.
The Pope has formally suspended the session of
the (Ecumenical Council.
Gallagher, the St. Louis pugilist, ls sick, and his
trainer thinks that he will be unable to fight on
the first of November.
The yellow fever deaths In New Orleans were
twelve on Friday and eleven on Saturday.
The cable reports the death on Saturday, of
Professor Moire, or Edinburgh, aad also of M. W.
Balfe, the eminent musical composer.
The committee of physicians In St. LOUIB ap?
pointe! to examine Susan Goodsye, better known
as "Tae Sleeping Beauty," pronounce lt a case or
collusion and humbug.
Counterfeit ten dollar bills on the First National
Bank of Poughkeepsie are circulating.
The New York Chamber of Commerce has ap?
pointed a standing comm! tee to act with the
Storm Signal Corps or the War Department. The
Chamber tenders any assistance ia Its power.
The British steamer Sappho stranded on the
Florida reefs and ls a total loss. The crew were
The vomito ls disappearing rrom Barcelona and
THE S TA TE DEBT TO BE JA CREASED.
[From the Union Times.]
In answer to inquiries made of him by a
number of Republicans of diaries.on, that un
scrupulus lobbyist and brtber, Tt.u Hurley, who
is on the Radical ticket of Charleston County for
a seat m the Legislature, thus foreshadows a
Eortlonofthe Radical programme in the next
t-glslature, by which the State ls to be saddled
witn from $13,000,000 to $14,000,000 more debt:
For the State to assume the three million dollars
of debt contracted by the city for railroads.
To Introduce pure water luto Charleston.
To demand the completion of the Blue Ridge
Railroad. ^ .
As we have often before stated, lt will require
an appropriation of not less than $10,000,000 to
flolsu tue Blue Rld?e Railroad; but the infamy of
mu king the people of the State pay $3,000,000 of
debts contracted by the City of Charleston to
build railroads In Georgia, Teunessee and other.
States, caps tne climax of even Tim Hurley's
audacity, and finds a parallel only m making tne
taxpayers of Union and throughout the State
pay for supplying the citizens of Charleston with
pure water. Thus ls eur prediction to be verified,
if the Radical parry, wi a aU its extravagance
and corruption, ls endorsed by the people and a
new loane upon the State treasury given them.
HOPES FOR AN ARMISTICE.
ENERGETIC EFFORT8 OE THE
ORE AT POWERS IN BEHALF
OF EBA CB.
Preparation! for Proclaiming King
William Emperor of-Germany-Sum?
mary of Intelligence from the Hostile
Armies In France.
NEW YORK, October 22.
A New York evening paper has ? telegram
stating that the Tours Government ls informed
that Metz was successfully evacuated, and that
Bazaine ls marching on Paris, having cut through
the Prussian lines. On the other hand, the Ameri?
can Press Association has a dispatch stating that
the Republic -has been proclaimed at Metz, and
that Bazaine, while attempting to suppress the
demonstration, was shot by his own men. Both
dispatches are discredited.
French War Reports. !
The following.ls Officia' from Neuf Chateau, Fri?
day, October 14: Bazaine made a sortie on the
Prussians with 80,000 men and crushed them,
capturing 193 loaded wagons. Sickness Bonong
the besiegers ls on the increase. They have been
forced twice to renew* their army around Metz,
i he siege of Verdun ls mterrupred by a vigorous
defence, the environs being inundated. The Prus?
sians, 20, wo strong, have surrounded Chartres.
The Prussians have destroyed the bridge at Clery
and returned to Beangency.
Uni Lyons has communicated his wishes to the
government here to effect an armistice for elec?
tions. He desires the aid or Austria and Italy,
and assures the government that Russia will act m
the same direction. The government withholds an
answer. The Journals of Lyons demand imme?
diate defensive measures. They say the Prussians
are turning Basan con and other strategic points,
and may march direct upon Lyons.
Yesterday evening it was reported that the
Trench were about to attack Orleans, where the
Prussians left aether weak garrison but much
Kcratry has returned from Madrid and will have
an Important command. He did brilliant service
ageinst guerillas In Mexico. The American volun?
teers by the Ville de Paris will actas Francs-tireurs.
Official advices from Paris to the 18th say the
resolution of its defenders is unshaken, and the
fortlflc.tiona of the city have been completed. The
French have retaken their positions at Virrey,
VU'.ejmf and a half dozen other places. They
also hold the bridge of Join ville and of the Island
of Senevilllers. Supplies of all kinds are ampie.
A balloon left Tyurs 'for Paris on the 17th in?
-: . ?__ BERLIN, October 21.
Tl te Staats Anzeiger advertises the issue, of
6,500,000 thalers at three and a hairper emt., pay?
able In six month0.
Only 250 citizens 'of Strasbourg were killed at
the bombardment or that city. .
At Verdun, as at Paris, the besieged are squan?
dering their ammunition by random tiring.
Strasbourg has again been opened to railway
traffic, and trains now arrive aid depart regularly.
Negotiations for ?he surrender of Metz have
failed, and the envoy has returned to town.
Bazaine proposed to surrender all bis own army
on the same terms as the surrender at Sedan, ex?
cept the regular garrison or Metz should continue
tb hold the fortress-thus releasing at least half
of the IQ vesting army. Moltke refused these'
terms because a reduced garrison could hold out
longer. An entire surrender ls expected early.
BltBche was yesterday invested by 8000 men,
with heavy guns from Strasbourg. The siege
will be pushed.
War Reports Via London*
LONDON, October 22.
The armistice at Mezieres expired yesterday,
but the Prussians will not resume the bombard?
ment until reinforced. The French force is com- '
puted at Ave thousand, and ls composed or frag
laentajat various regiments.
The Prussians are three kilometres from Amiens.
Bourbaki has sixty thousand men with which to
The Prussians luxuriate in the elegant villas of
the suburbs of Paris, according to the Cologne Ga?
zette s'abllng their horses in libraries, feed the
kitchen Ares with rich carvings from the houses
and orange trees from the conservatories. Fruits
and vegetables are abundant, and other supplies
are brought from Normandy, Orl?anais and Oer
War Reports from Tours.
TOURS, Oct ober 22.
The Prussians are marching on Amiens In two
columns. They attacked Vernon, near Rouen,
commanding lt from the opposite river bank.
Nothing official has been received from the ar?
mies at Orleans.
Correspondence received from Rouen, dated the
18th instant, announces that the French have
strongly fortified the gap between Mont Valerian
and St. Denis by earthworks, and expect soon to
make a strong offensive movement.
It ls reported that the Prussians occupying Or?
leans are committing such excesses that lt is be?
lieved they are on the point of leaving that place,
and are i ?termlued to leave nothing to the inhabi?
tants. The Prussians have been hastily sending
towards Paris enormous quantities of cattle and
sheep*, and large supplies of forage.
Instances of extreme cruelty by the Prussians
towards the Francs-tireurs are related from all
paru of the country, which make the latter des?
perate and determlied to take no prisoners.
Over thirty Prussian spies, arrested in different
parts of France, were brought here to-day.
The sub-prefect of St. Quentin, has arrived
here, haring resigned his office beeause the
municipal authorities refused to defend the town
-a second time-In case of an attack. The conse?
quence or the refusal was the occupation or the
town by the Prussians, who hold lt now.
Bourbaki has commenced operations In the
An ArmUtlce Coming.
LONDON, October 23.
It is reported that England will offer direct in?
tervention for an armist.ee, and that England,
Italy and Austria are in perfect accord In this
What Austria Says.
VIENNA, October 23.
The Austrian Government, responding to the
representations of England, urgently advocates
an armistice at Tours and Versailles. The Free
Press denounces the war as Intolerable, and in?
vokes the Powers to determined Intervention.
Hopes oi Armistice at Tours.
TOUR.", October 23.
It is understood that on Friday last England
submitted here and at Berlin th; terms of an ar?
mistice, and great hopes are entertained of the
result. M. Thiers awaits herc his safe conduct to
Paris from the Prussians.
A New Story from Metz.
LONDON, October 23.
The papers to-day publish reports,made by desert?
ers fr.im Metz, to the effect that Bazaine ls dead,
that Canrobert was in command, and that hunger
and pestilence prevailed In the city. The stories
were generally discredited at Berlin. The, capitu?
lation or Metz ls hourly expected. It seems now
that the overtures recently made lojking towards
a surrender, referred only to the troops which had
taken refuge at Metz, and not to the garrison or
It ls reported that the North German Sovereigns
have been convoked at Versailles, to declare Ring
William Emperor of Germany.
A telegram to the Manchestsr Guardian, dated j
Tours, to-day, says that an armistice for a manto
has been agreed upon, in order that the elections
'in the asrmy may proceed.
A sortir* from Paris last night in the direction of
Versailles w?9 driven back after some hours fight?
ing, with the *es of one hundred prisoners and
IT j cannon.
A KEW vuirrowitEB PLOT:
LONDON, October 22./
Twenty-five barrels of gunpowder, lately
seized at a Fenian store In Ireland, were taken to"
Woolwich, and, when opened, were found to cpO;,
tain lucifer matches and nails, In considerable:
quantities, mixed through lt. The powder waa
all'p'aced ia au old barg;and sunk in the river.'.':
ALL ABOUT TEE STATE. 1,
Mr.. Reuben Corley, an old citizen of Lex
lington, died on Monday. ,.
Mra. Mary McMahon, of Anderson, died a few"
days ago and was buried on her 98th birthday.
Henry Browne, a son of Rev. s. H. Browne, og
Columbia, accidentally caught and broke his arm?
in the machinery of a press in his father's office on
Mr. J.. E. Meng met a very serious loss on Sun?
day evening last in the barning of his'new gin
house with alf its contents, consisting of a cotton
screw and press, a new cotton gin, six bales of
cotton, 400 bushels of Boyd's Prolific cottonseed
and sixty bushels pf Dickson's Improved,, which
Mr. Meng had reserved'for nextyear's planting. ?
Total loss not less than $1600.. JU"-...
About 8 o'clock on Saturday morning a Ure.
broke out in the dwelling of Mr. E. Dans, in Co?
lumbia, and so rapid was the progress of the
names that the family barely had time to escape
in their nightclothes. The bonding with nearly,
its entire contents was destroyed. There was an"
Insurance of onty $2600 on the building an-1 furni?
ture. One of the firemen had his hair and beard
badly singed by the explosion of a ll ?sk of gun- ?
powder, as ls supposed. ^: . ' "'*
jp A I R AND SOI BEE"
GERMAN LADIES' 80CIETY.
" .7 .":*?*AT:*M. * -' - I' : 'I "*.;.
CONCERT ROOMS OF THE ACADEMY OF MTJ9M,
MONDAY EVENING, October 31st,
SATURDAY EVENING, November6th,
, UNDER THE GENEROUS PATRONAGE OP THE
Gen. J. A. WAGENER, J. F. FIOKEN.'
Gem JAMES SIMONS, JAMES SIMONS, JR..
: Capt, J. SMALL. RUDOLPH SLEGLLNG, .
Capt. H. GERDTS, W. LAIDLER,. , .
Capt. S. LORD, JR., J. H. MURRELL,
Cxot, A. MELCHERS J. H..DBVERHD3; '
Capt. D. WERNER, J. F. O'NEILL,
Capt. F. W. WAGENER, Colonel T. Y. SIMONS,..
Capt THEO. CORDES, Dr. C. P. PANKNTN,"
Capt A.STEMMERMAN, Dr. H. BAER,_ Ol
Capt J. H. ALBER9. Dr. AW, ECKEL, ?.;,
C. 0. WITTE, J. H. STEINMEYER,..
JOHN KLD?CK, H. LEIDING,
JOHN HfTRRAMP, C. CLACIUS, <
B. BOLLMANN, G. W.. WITTR,
H. BISCHOFF, CD. AHREN8,
H. STENDER, H. HASTEDT,
JOHN CAMPSEN, A. TIEFENTHAL,
0. WIETERS, C. H. BEHRE,
A. BISCHOFF, C. H. KLENCK^,.
C. F. STRECK FUSS, C. LILIENTtf AL, .
H. KLATTB, ?, AMMB,
J. M. OSTENDORFF, Jl KNOBELOCH,.
E. H. STELLING, H. BUL WINKLE, ST.,.
C. WU LB URN, 0. D. BRAHE,
F. D. C. KRACKE, N. F. DEVEP.ETJX,
J. GRAVES, JAMES M. RASON,/ ,- .
A. F. STELLING, , 1?. C. BLUM,
Oa?t F. W. DAWSON, O. S. HACKER; 1
Dr. W. 0. TROTT, DR. W. C. H03LBECK, fi
Billets of Invitation (io cents each) may also be -
F. VON S ANTEN, Esq., Np. 229 King street.
WM. UFFERHARDT, Esq', corner Kingand Mar- -
ket streets. :'
Mesara. MELCHERS * M?LLER, No. 216 King .
street : ' ' ' '
Mr. W. A. MERTENS, No. 282 King st. - "it. . ' ?*"
GEO. H. LINDSTEDT, Esq.,- corner'King Indi
Calhoun streets. '-' ' '?' . '' -".'L*.
WM. SEMKEN, Esq., comer King aha~8pmg?
J. HEE3EMAN * BRO., No. 821 King streets.
D. A.AMME, Esq,, corner Meeting and Market *
E. F. TORCK, Esq., corner Qom street and1
N. FEHRENBACH, Esq., No. A Broad street. .
The ladies have entrusted the arrangements to-*
the following gentlemen:
? C. VOIGT, O. LOGBMAN, .
J. H. KALB, E. G. SOHLEPEGRELIv
F. WEHMANN, ' F. VON SATEN,
W. UFFERHARDT, W. SEMKEN,
J. 0. H. CLAUSSEN, J. HAESLOOP,
J. HEESEMANN, D. A. A MME.
J. P. MERKHARDT, G. H. LINDSTEDT,
J. REILS, F. P?CKHABEB,
F. J. LILONTHAL, N. FEHRENBACH,
I; F. H. PLOEGER, E. J. H. FISHER.
JUNIOR COMMITTEE. \
E. WALTJEN, W. STENDER,
I J, KLATTB. ' ' W. MICHAELIS;
u MUHLLER, A. KRAEMER,
F. G. GERARD, R. HEISSER,
J. F. LILIENTHAL, J. BOESCH.
J. H. M. OSTENDORFF, U. BOECSH, . '
A. w. Rr ECKE, J. AMMB.
COMMITTBK FOB HALL. V
Messrs. CLAUSSEN, UFFERHARDT and VON
COMMITTEE FOB MUSIC.
Messrs. WALTJEN, KLATTE and MUELLER,.
Doors open at 6 o'clock P. M. Soiree closes at
12 o'clock M.
MRS. D. A. AMME, President..
MRS. F. WE H MANN, Secretary. '
MRS. J. N. BOESCH, Treasurer.
oct24-mws3D0 ' 1 '
?jina, CErockerp, Ut.
G. WHILDEN A 00
HAVE REMOVED THEIR
WHOLESALE CROCKERY, CHINA
AND J ?.? '
tOM Na 187 MEETING STREET TO No. 2?
Extending through to No. 02 MARKET STREET,
entrance on both streets. - ' -
Mr. W. S. L ANNEAU will have the WHOLE?
SALE DEPARTMENT especially under his charge,
and Mr. STEPHEN THOMAS, Jr., win be found at
the RETAIL STORE, No. 266 KINO STREET, cor?
ner Beaufain, and wUl manage that branch.
Our customers and friends will find a complete'
ASSORTMENT OF GOODS at both Stores at REA?
Wu. G. Wm LD EN. ,S. THOSU, Ja.. W. S. LANNHAU,
CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE
WHOLESALE OR RETAIL,
NO. 29 HAYNE STREET,.
NO. 62 MARKET STREET.)
SILVER AND PLATED WARE
CDT AND PRESSED GLASS
CROCKERY AND CHTJtH
" . . ."'
So. 264 K I N G S TrR E E T,3
CORNER BEA CT AIN.
For sale by! .
WILLIAM G. WHILDEN * COV