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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
THE "STATE CAPITAL.
A BREEZE IX THE no CSE OE REP
Thr Impeachment of Judge Vernon
The Precess-Ta? Question of. Taxa?
tion. ?Sc, ?Sic.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO Tns SEWS. |
COLUMBIA, December io.
The Laurens prisoners are now out ol roach
olarreat. Judge Vernon will be brought be'ore
thc bar of the House to-morrow, to answ? r for
contempt. His impeachment will not come off
bef .re next week, aud probably not before the
ki th?. House to-day the report o' thc sergeant
atanns of the service on Jmlge Vernon of a com?
munication from the clerk, informing him of his
impeachment, was read.
Crews introduced a resolution instructing the
speaker to order Judge Vernon to appear forth?
with at the bar of the House to show cause why
heslr.uld not be attached for contempt, in exer?
cising the functions of judge after the receipt of
notice of his impeachment.
Objections were raised by Smith that Judge
Vernon was not subject to the jurisdiction of the
HOCJ|> By Wilkes and Crittenden, that the House
could not punish under the const itu; lon,
Speeches were made by Crews, Davis, Mo^es,
Thompson, Byas, Whipper 3nd Hurley, and the
icsolatlon wa3 finally adopted.
Judge Vernon was present, bu: left before the
order was sei ved.
The Judiciary committee reported un.'avorably
on the bill to regulate thepuy of jurors.
Pending i he discussion o- the report of ihe com?
mittee of ways and means ou a joint r?solution
authorizing the Mate auditor ?ind connty commis
si'juers to levy certain taxes, and recommending
i eight mills for the State and three mills for the
f county, with the exception of Charleston and
Beaufort, which are to be rated at five mills for
each, thc House adjourned.
In the Senate, a concurrent resolution to take a
recess from December 22 to January 0 was passed.
Also House bill to extend the time allowed to
officers to qualify. Also a concurrent resolution
to appoint a committee io investigate the conOuot
of constabulary affairs.
A bill was introduced to amend an act author
^ izlng the sale of the Columbia Canal so as to
- allow the building of a dam below Geiger's
mHl. where thc widening and deepening may
Whittemore'a bill to amend the common school
system, after much discussion, was recommitted
to the committee on education.
Swells, Whlttemore and Smalls were appoint ed j
on the committee to investigate "the constabulary.
A LIVELY DAY.
The Contested Elections-Disbanding
tl* Constabulary-The Impeachment
of Judge Vernon.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, December 14.
We have had a lively day. The Senate has
put its foot on the neck pf the constabu ary force;
the House have impeached Judge Vernon ; and a
bill bas been introduced extending the limits of
the City of Charleston.
Unelo Joe Crews feels happy, and will, DO doubt,
dream to-night of his distant fairy land, canopied
with mileage schedules showing the greatest dis?
tance between any two points, and studded with
jails strong enongh to hold even governors and
John B. Hubbard wi !, on the other hand, feel
'?Farewell the pomp and circumstance of glorlona
Othello's occupation's gone."
The committee on privileges and elections, Cor?
bin, cha rman, reported to-day on the protests re?
ferred to them against the seats of senators from
Chesterfield, Lancaster and Marlboro1. In the
case of Chesterfield ?nd Lancaster, the course
marked out by the committee will doubtless be
that pursued lu all subsequent occasions.
CONTEST OF MK. DOV ALL'S SEAT.
The committee on this case reported as follows:
The committee on privileges and elections, to
whom was referred a protest of H J. Donaldson,
Esq., ogalnst the right of G. W. Duvall to repre?
sent Chesterfield County as senator lu this Senate,
bav% considered the samo and report: Tiiut it
appears from the protest and answer thereto,
that thc substantial questions invo;ved arc ques?
tions oLfact, which may be stated as lollows:
1st. Whether Intimidation and fraud were
practiced upon tne Uv ul voters at. the Cole Hill
precin ;r, in the county of"chestertletd so that
the ballots cast at said precinct, us finally count?
ed, did not represeut the wl;l of the legal voters
at that precinct.
2d. So many citizens, lawfully entitled to vote
atsaidCoio Hill precinct, wore prevented from
'voting by force, In tim Ida-'I tn and iraml.
Substantially the same ullcgai hms are made in
reference to the election at Aligator precinct.
These are grave qut-stions of fact which are at?
tempted to be subs antlatfd on the part of thc
contestant t>y ex par e affidavits, very general
and unsatisfactory m their s'atetnems. The c <m
ru it tee are of opinion that affidavits laken with?
out notice io Hie adverse party, whatever their
statements, are utterly unsafe oases upon which
to rest conclusions of fact so important. Tins
case is, therefore, not in condition to be tin Uv
passed upoa by the committ.'e and the Senate.
The contestant should not' only distinctly allege
the grounds upon which he claims the seat, but
furnish proof thereof lu such form to be passed
upou by the Senate.
The committee recommended that the contes?
tant be allowed time to procure proper evidence
to sustain his case, and that the sitting member
be '.lieu allowed i imo to procure contrary evi?
dence; ann to this end, we recommend thc
adoption of the following resolutions-.
Then follows a series of resolutions providing
that the contestant shall give the eitHng member
Ive days notice of the time aud place of tallug
testimouy; that after this testimony shall have
been taken, a like notice sholl bc served on the
contestant. Ifthesittlnr member shall not pro?
ceed io take, testimony in reply within ten days
after the contestant has announced thc testimony
of his part clo-ed, he shall he considered to have
waived his righi to t ake test imo'- v; fifi eeu days ls
Allowed him for that purpose, unless more ls
granted him by the Senate. Testimony may bc
taken before any officer authorized by law,-which
shall be sealed up by'him and diieeted to thc
chairman of the committee on privileges and
elections of the Senate, addressed BOOS to ind??
cete the contents across the se il oi thc envelope.
j?- TUB LANCASTER CASE. '
Th;s. case is a protest or I?. B. Tompkins, (Re?
form.) against the right of F. A. Clinton, (Radi
cal,) to a seat in thc Senate. The committtc on
elections has reported:
That thu protest raised an important question
of facr. to wit: Whether thc Hon. r. A. Clint on
received the ?ighestnuniber of votes at the gen
Tli'e protest ls sustained by the affidavits taken
ex pane of the majoiity of the voters at tho.said
election; if these adl-iavlu could be received as
conclusive evidence, they would, in the opinion of
the commut?e, settle (ne tight of the contestant
to a sear. Bui I'om tee record furnished the
committee it appears that Ur. Clinton never re?
ceived auy notice ol the time and place of taking
the affidavits,and consequently had uo.opportu
ul'y td appear by himself -ir counsel, lt does not
even appear that before vin: meeting of the pres
ent'se&ston he :.au aay ut), ice that his right to a
heat would ?if. contened.
Your coma Ute* b, therefore or opinion that
the cas?is n tina cdnditluu tu bv passed upon
finally bj : hem. Your oom mit tee would recom?
mend l he adipuon of tm following resumions:
Then follows resolutions similar to those recom?
mended lu the C??itertl-?ld case.
The following is the report un Maxwell's case:
.Tlie committee are entirely satisfied that Don.
H. J. Maxwell took the proper steps to resign his
office as postmaster, and fully intended so io re?
sign, ami did itu- at a reasonable time befor ; the
election was to take place, to insure ibo reception
of his re-lgnatlon at the Postoffice ?.-partraent at
It is a qnestlon worthy of discussion whether,
i; nd er sections 13 and tis ol rt iele 2 of the consti
ration, a candidate for senator should be ettiriole
to the office on the day of eh ctlou, or on the Mon?
A3 lu the office of school commissioner for Marl?
boro'County, alleged to have been held by Don.
H. J. Maxwell, the committee find that he resigned
said office on ihe l"th day or October last, two
days be.'ore the election, and '.hat his resignation
was received and accepted by bis Excellency the
Your committee are, therefore, of the opinion
that Hon. H. J. Maxwell, senator elect fi om Mail
born' County, was not, at the time of his election.
Ineligible to the office of senator from ?nid county,
by reason of holdmg any office or trust or profit
under the Uulted states or this State, aud recom
1 mend the adoption or thc following resolution:
I Eesolvett. That lt ls the sense of the Senate that
non. H. J. Maxwcd. senator ele.11rom Mailboro'
County, is duly cnti led to represent said county,
as senator upon this noor. D. T. COBBIN,
0 /OD BYE, JOHN E.
The Senate to-day passed on its second reading
the bill to repeal the act establishing a State police.
The bill was on the cal-mdar and was called up
out or its order by Mr. llayne.
Leslie "went la for that move,'" but wanted to
hear the reasons why lc should bc done. Haync
explained ?Iiis reason for wanting thc constabu?
lary force abollshe'd was that, In bis judgment, lt
had cat seo more trouble than any other act they
coul l have passed. Besides 'his, If any disturb?
ances happen in the up-coautry, two or three con?
stables run down here, troops are sent up there,
and lt is found that the:e arc no disturbances.
For thc you- 1S70 the force had cos*, the State not
ltss than $80,0u0. I." any senator on this floor has
any friends on this force, 1 advise him :o present
the bills, for the chief constable ha3 advertised all
thc constabulary property for sale.
CAN YOU SHOW ANY GOOD ?
Mr. Arnim thought that the constabulary loree
should have a chance to s'aow what god they
Mayne. Can you show any good '<
Arnim said he really could not show any good,
but he wanted to know ir the abolishing of thc
constabulary force would vitiate the payment of
LOTS TO SAY.
Thcro is indeed "lots to say" on this subject of
tho constables, and s i said Mr. Hayne, but he
didn't want to open his batteries on them just
then. Whltteraoie favored the continuance of
the force of ghost-tillers. Elayne seemed to be
the piosecuting attorney of the case, and rose
frequently to drop some* soft things Into thc con?
stabulary, lt was a useless expense and thc nui?
sance ought to be given up. lt seemed hard to
pay men $3 per day to ?oaf around the streets of
Columbia. If the Stute Government couldn't pro?
tect itself, it was because the man at t he head had
WU Y SEND TO WASHINGTON ?
Senat ?r Rose wanted to kno w why lt was that
troops had to be sent for to Washington ? Hayne
answered that lt was on account of !he wild
stories of the constables, who were themselves
worth nothing. In fact, thc subject was twisted
and turned lu A good friendly way, and in the
end kicked out as unceremoniously as a dead cat.
So tins constabulary fores hos met its death in
the Senate, only one senator voting against the
passage or the bill.
IMPEACHMENT OK ,1 L OOK YEKNO.V.
The Crews inquisition committee reported this
morning, by a resolution, that a commlttco of
five bc appointed to draft articles or impeachment
egHiust Judge Vernon lor high crimes aud lnlsde
Almost the whole day's session was occupied in
thc disccssiou of this resolntlon, which was at
Mr. Smith said that the resolution was aimed at
the Laurens pt isoners, and to prevent Judge Ver?
non from holding any examinations on writs of
haOeus corvus. If it was passed, lt would do
away with the last bulwark of civil liberty. He
only desired to see Justice done.
Whipper spoke at length, urging the passage of
the resolution. *
The Laurens prisoners were brough: before
Judge Vernon and released on ball this af ernoon,
although the Judge has been suspended by the
Legislature. It does seem that the Judge "cymes
out strong nndcr adverse circumstances."
TUE ALLEGED BIGAMY CASE.
A Card from Representative Bowen.
The Washington papers of Tuesday bring us
the text of the indictment by the grand jury of
the D'strict of Columbia of Representative C. C.
Bowen, or south Carolina, for bigamy. The iu
dlctmeut. is said to rest npon evidence that his
second marriage took place a day or two before'
thc grautlng" of the (ludiona) divorce from hts
firsr wife; that his first wife asserts that Mr. Bowen
employed the counsel on both shies lu the divorce
suit, at.d that she did not sign or swear to the pe?
tition; and lastly, that the decree of divorce was
passed on testimony lakeu prior to the filing of
tho UH. So much for tlic alienations on that side.
On behalf of Mr. Koweu.H ls allege I that this
whole charge of bigamy ls thc work ol political
malice, andcuinc-" fruin Interested motives, lt ls
asserted io ld* behalf that toe records of tue In
disr.i.court will show that he wasle^aUy divorced
befoichi9 .'econd marriage, and that the docu?
ments to prove thc fact will be produced. It is
a'so alleged that he was not legally married to
his Un t wife. Thc Washington Chronicle of Wed?
nesday publishes the following:
To trre E-ittor of the Daily Chronicb::
Tue Republican ol' to-day contained an article
thc purport ur which wu to ho' i me up before
the pub m as a bigamist. The charge has not the
slightest foundation In fact. Ti e UOsnlity Mid
malignity or my political enemies in South Caro?
lina, c hose corrupt schemes my suc?e-? ?is a con
re-taut for a seat in thc F? riy-secoud Congress
would mar. are the causes of this Infamous
charge. As they shrunk from no outrage, no vio?
l?t on of law, to prevent mv helm: (ledan d elect?
ed in the teeeut el"Ctlon, so now ihey shrink from
no sacrifice of iruib, Ju-uu-eor decency lu cast?
ing odium npon the name and character or one
who may. ihey think, have his cause Injured by
their venomous attacks.
The Star of thlseveu'ng Inf rms the public that
thc grand jury or this district have found an in?
dictment against me on this charge. I am In?
formed that this was procured on thc evidence or
a person who has, lor a .year or two past, been
one ot a corrupt ring of po ltlcians In South Caro?
lina, and whose evidence in that State would not
weigh a feather in any man's mind.
1 stand ready to meet and answer this Infamous
charge lu the ptoper pince, lt ls unnecessary to
say more now aud here. It remains to be seen
whether tins attempt to prejudice my character
as a man will have the effect intended upon the
contest 1 am urging against, fraud, perjury and
malignity. Respectfully, vours,
C. C. BOWEN.
Washington, D. C., December 13, iS7c.
ALL ABOUT TBE STATE.
A Mont Uuriglitro?? Deed.
The Edgefleld AdwrtLser says: On iast
Thursday uighr, near Sulnburg, a few miles be?
yond Ltocrty Hld. in our district, a ne^ro m m.
na'nc I Bot) Dorn, was shot and tullen lu lils ben.
His bo ly waa pierce I with seven balls ami buck?
shot, and se/ n more were 1 >dgcd in dlff-reiit
parla of the hedstead. So far as wc c in learn,
tue altair is up to this time wrapped In complete
mystery* TM verdict ol" Hie jury of Inquest was
tu?t thc deceased cain- to lu- death at the lands
of some person or persons unknown If we are
eoiT'Til.v informed, bl is. person* uro moro strong?
ly suspected than white ot having committed this
foul murder. Such deeds, under any circum?
stances whatsoever, ar? totally tiarbarous, unjt.<- ]
tillable and calcul?t d to brln;r very serious (
tronbb upon our people nt large, lu ?ho n,to<e of
law. order,-religion, humanity, honor, decency,
let such things no longer happen among us.
The Statua of tile Laurea* Prisoners.
The riion'x of Vonda* sa s: These men, ou
yesterda , wens bom:tu up be ore Jud^e Vernon
ou a writ or 7i ?teas corpus. Tue p.i*oti<*rs were
represented by Meters. Carlington !t Simpson*
ih-i Slate h*- Solicitor Vf. ll Tallev. Messrs. Dan.
bar aud Worthinztofi also appeared against the
prisoners m sorai capacity not known to us.
Fonding, the lie-trius or the case, Jud^e Vernon
was served witti a notice of a resolution ot im?
peachment by i he L-gi-iature, and the etlort was
made by .Mes-rs. Dunbar and Worthington to
secure a delay ul the case. Judge Vernon decided
to hear the case through, and to give his decision.
The result was that the prisoners weru discharged
on giving bait lu the - um uf $500J each. The fol?
lowing are the names of t he men i hus discharged :
H. S. Jones. R. P. Todd, Hugh L. r'artev, James
Cope and, Stobo D. Garllngto-, Turner Richard?
son, Geo. P. Mosely, J. II. Y. Williams, V. S. Dur?
rie and Henry Saber, all citlzeus of Laurens.
On Wednesday of last w^ek a little girl four
years old. daughter of Mr. James Bronson, of
Sumter County, was fataly burnt from her
clothes taking fire. The poor child wa< relieved
irom her sufferings by death, twentv-lour hours
after the accident.
THE GERMANS AT TOURS.
STEADY ADVANCE OF THE INVAD?
ING ARMIES INTO FRANCE.
Confused Accounts from thc Scat of War
-Rumored Successful Sort Ivs of me
PatU (garrison-Havre Closed to N. ti?
tra 1 Ships-Tlie Luembotirg and
fl?stern O.n>-itions, &c.
LONDON-, December 13.
Paris advices are to the lOlh. The Prussians
sent fictitious messages Into thc city by carrier
pigeons which they captured from a balloou.
There Ls no anxiety in regard to provisions.
Trocha sent out four Prussian officers for ex
chance, hoping the prisoners would Inform the
besiegers of tne favorab e moral state of thc city.
The sharpshooters or Belleville have been dis?
banded for desertion wncn placel In front.
Bismarck is averse to recoxnizing representa?
tives of what ne calls "Les Hommes du Pave/'
He prefers Napoleon;
King William wants to go home. Von Moltke
laments the sutfering of thc German troops from
cold. Pfalsburg has surrendered.
Luxembourg und the Eastern Question.
The Times editorially protests against the pro?
ceedings of Prussia against Luxembourg, and
Russia*against Turkey, saying the attitude of
both Is indefensible, but lt is not the duty of Eng?
land to interpose. Thc Russians arc rapi ly con?
centrating near thc Turkish frontier.
The Movement against Mn vi r.
LONDON, December 14.
Dispatches from Havre report Havre and Hon
fleury quiet. Thirty thousand men were thrown
out to confront the Prussian-1. Havre ls full of
Pruich War Reports.
BORDEAUX, December 14.
It is officially stated that there has been no
serious engagement since the loth instant. The
evacuation of the triangle formed by Vernll, Ber
zalles and Drenxts confirmed. The enemy seems
withdrawing. Dieppe has been free since the 10th.
Evreaux and Jcrgnlgny are occupied by the Ger?
mans The government has announced that the
harbors of Havre and Dieppe ar .- not open to neu?
tral vessels. The German losses In the combats
with General Chansey are not less than twenty
thousand. The country and villages arc full ol'
thc Prussian wounded.
It is reported that the Prussians have bom?
barded Blois, and occupy the faubourgs of Tours.
Gambetta was lhere when the Prussians demand?
ed a surrender. Gambetta ordered a defence,
a.id the bridge over thc Loire wa- destroyed.
The defence of Tours was neede.l to secure the
safety of Chansey, who is moving towards the
west where ho will be strongly relniorced and re
snme the offensive. Gambetta reasserts that
Bourbaki's forces are lu good condition.
A New Charge.
LONDON, December 14.
The Independence Beige laments that thc Pi us
shin war reports have lost tue character for ve?
racity first ascribed to them.
Rumors of Successful Sorties from Parla.
BORDEAUX, December 14.
There are rumors circulating here that sorties
or greater proportions than the last have been
made from Paris, aud have met with unexpected
Littest War Reports.
LONDON, December 14.
The anxiety about the result of the Luxeai
bonrg affair causes much depression In business, i
The New German loan ls- already quoted at a I
premium. The Germans have cerlulnly occupied j
Blois, but the report that they were at Tours ls <
not c mirinee. Thc official report of Pia sburg i
slates that 52 officers, 1S29 men and 63 guns were
captured. The fortress of Montmedy has sur
THE CREAM OF THE WAE NEWS.
Bismarck and Napoleon-Negotiations
Between the Premier anti the Emper?
or-How the Minister May Avoid a
Difficulty-Peace Tenax Said to be
The Loudon Times publishes a lengthy edi?
torial ou the above subject, from which we repro?
duce ihe following interesting passages:
The uncertaln'y of the present military posl
tloua, oom ii?.i with tile certainty that, thc podtl
cal position ol'Hie Germana would bc fud ofem
ba russtuent, even should they soon succeed in
taking Puris und defeating every force biouglit,
against them ia the field, naturally occa?lous
inucli speca'iulon as io Count Bismarck's plans.
Men ask themselves how he propose? to e-cape
ir. m the difficulties that beset him, and from <
speculating ou his pl ias lt Ls an easy step io ?
framing pl ms tor him. This is, perhaps, Ihe ex
planatlouof thc origin of thc strange rumors
thar, reach us. bur. we must al-o acknowledge
that it ls Just possible that they may i
be true. It Ls confidently declared that
thc CiKiucell r lia* fullen baek cu his old
notion of slipping out of lils old pos;don and of
putting the Emperor into lt. The report affirma ;
that term.?, of peace are settled, ir net signed, bc- i
tween the King of Prussia aud Hie captive nt WU ,
lie!in-lr he: and the fact, or which theic is trusi- :
worthy evidence, that ihe Empress has pas-ed
over to Krus?e!s, ls cited as corroboration or ihe
plot. The Emperor cedes Sir.isbourg and Metz,
aud, accompanied ny his marshals, puts himself
at the head of the Imperial Guard, who are con?
veniently placed'at Mayence. and, reinforced by 1
the 300,00e prisoners In dei many, or by as many as 1
may be trusted to support the Empire, relieves i
thc German guard be ore Paris, the German
forces going nome, except such part as may be ,
necessary to keep under ihe ceded provinces.
Tiij-.e who affirm ibis tale to bc true ask what
reason is there ?hy lt should not be believed.
Tnerc would be civil war lu France, of course, but
thc German Chancellor m ay view this consequence
wiih some equanimity. Civil war in France
would give liim time to consolidate thc adminis?
tration of A'sace and Lorraine. On the other
baud, the Imperial marshals may be well content
to close witli ihe plan. Bazaine would try wheth?
er he could not be more successful with Napo?
leon KI against Trochu, than with Maximilian
against Juarez. We must acknowledge Hie
plausibility of these argumems, yet there
are counter considerations. The right in?
stinct of ihe Empress Instautiy rejected a similar
plan wheu it was firs: mooted to uer. aud if the
Emperor bas consented to it the last lingering
belief in lils political sagacity must be torn away.
Whatever else might betide Hie plan would bc
fatal tu linn. Despite lils marshals and the lin
perlai Guard the army he could bring bac'< from
captivity woii-d melt away before an Infuriated
people. The sieue of Parl-> wouid be Instantly
rased, and thu armies of thc South nuo West,
marching towards the northeast frontier, would
receive ihe accession of wholesale deserters from
the forces supposed to be ho?Ule to them. The
Emperor would be compelled to fly back lo lils
friends, and '.he original war between France and
Germany would bo renewed on the borders of
Lorraine, i lio-e results wou d so certainly follow
that it is very difficult to believe i hat Hie rauperor
and Conni Hismuck would not bo1 h foresee Hiern,
and .that foreseeing hem, the one would propose
and Hie oilier would accept the scheme we have
desrrioed. Yet, a? we have said, the dlffl?tilties,
?reseiii and prospective, of thc acruai position
may have Impelled coum Bismarck to promote
anew me niau nc certainly once entertained, nud
Ihe high Cnntraciiiu parues mav have resolved
noon it. either careless of cona-.-queace+or blindly
.ne.-: tilting them.
Dr. Rawells Opinion of the Probability
~ uf a Bnuiliardtccr.t.
Wilting'.o the London Tunes from Versa lies,
ou November IStb, Dr. Russell says:
My privat" opinion ls that the Gcrmnus are not
ready tubeglii a bonbardmenr, and that when
they are ready ihev win bombard-that.ls. if ihe
measure oe conies necessary, or even advisable to
precipitate results. But wtiar, will they bombard?
whether they will or no, they cannot bombard
the cit v. Paris is beyond the reach of their guns.
Although the fons were built beiore nfl cl ord?
nance were lu use, which indeed may, to some
extent, if ?ot ?ltogether, account for the posi?
tion ol thc outer linc of defences advened tom
ihe cart'er patt of this letter, they arc still so
far in advancer of tho more important parts of
the capital as to render the reduction of their
fire imperative before batteries can be es?
tablished to reach the city. The Invalides,
for In?tance, ls more than three miles tn rear of
Fort Vanvres. aud consequently must be quite
out of range of thc battery nearest to that lort.
Valerien is more rhan three miles rrom the line of
Hie inner ena inte ln.?ide the the Bois de Boulogne.
Tte north ur Pans ls for the present quite safe,
ami thc cast is far out o' the reach or fire. It is
near St. Cloud, Montretout au<l Sevres ami Meu
don that the German hn^s sweep nearest to the
city. Hut at these points the city only oflers un?
important suburbs-Boulogne, AU cull, Billan?
court, Grenelle. Vauglrard, Ac-'.There there are
md- striai establishments, pretty vliiaees, work
lngmeu's lodgi-gs. and the like, but no very Im?
portant qnarte, the destruction or which wooli
have a bearing on the means or defence. The In?
ner lino of defence at.Its nearest point to thc outer
line of furrs (at Hlcetre and Montrouge) is a mlle
lu rear of lt. Given, then, ample supplies or pro?
vision?, and we would have reason to expect a
detence which would force the besiegers to re?
sort to sap and parallel liefere they could reilly
bombard, effect breaches and venture on assault?
ing th;: works. Aa that postulate ls inaccessible,
the processtB or starvation may be regard?
ed as thu least co-itly to thc besiegers,
although they will be a long time about
lt. and may produce a moral effect in France of a
character disadvantageous to thc army !.: occu?
pation. One or the ration cards 1 have seen ls
murked off fer portion * up to January io, 1871.
Some time ago there was a calculation that Pari?
would h?i'i out tor sixty-ive days. All calcula?
tions rea'lve to the stores of a city of 3,000;ooo
people, ulled with provision dealers, ?piciers, pro?
vision warehouses, where there are and must
l>e very largesnp:illes laid up by private Individ?
uals, and where preserved meats, vegetables,
soups. Ac, havo beenextcnsivply used fer years
past, must bc falla :lo'us. lt ls tho moral effect of
short commons, rather than thc actual con?
sequences or femlne, to which tho besiegers have
to look for the submission ol l'Arls. Factions,
divided councils, possibly forlorn outbursts, may
prove their best ailles. But lu any cn-c let no one
In England, or out of it. if he bo noe a bel ii ere sr.,
think that the least good will be produced by dc
clailng ' he is sick or the war." It is only the
affair of the French and Germans, and if they are
not sick the nausea or their neighbors will only
produce an Irritating effect on the combatants,
who will each ol them say, "Tuen why do y u not
side with us, and help- to stop it ! If yon do not,
hold your tongue."
Enmart1. aud thc Prussian Military
Mr. Russell writes to the London limes on the
29th of November, thus:
The resistance or Pails causes .dissatisfaction
In Germany, which has almost been spoiled by
the veni, vial, vlei career or her leaders In the
field. She counts her captured canoon by
thou?auds, her prisoners by hundreds or thou?
sands. The list or suuducd fortresses ls swelling
Into doable figures. But though (Metz has sur?
rendered, ana thc last grand urmy of the empire
has vaulsned. Puris hourn out aud France still
flu nts. Quousque tandem abulern.jpaueiU.ta nos
tra? Gainnei ta replies: "Fora good deal longer."
and invokes tun horrors ot a tjuatti servile war.
And, as I nave Intimated, merely as a matterer
personal opinion resting on slight ground,
Paris will bo d out against mere starvation much
longer than has been expected. Now. if thc peo?
ple lu Germany arc really dissaiUocd with n e
piogr.s-. made they arc not reasonable. If they ex?
pect Instantly the bombardment or Paris they must
submit : . disappointment. The military connell
are well aware of the nek ai tending the opening
i-f Ure which may not be surely .effective from
want of poper material In abundance, and l s
consequent cessa'lon Infere adequate results be
obtained. The cry has been raised in Germany
that thn Chancellor ls against any b unbitrdinent
or Pans, lt ls quite um rue. li lt depended upon
him Parti would be subjected to a bombardment
to-morrow. Between thc military and political
dep.. n ni en ts there is not, on I hat point?t least,
unity of counsel. Some days 'hack I made
leference tu the sit ings or thc .Hilliary Cabinet of
lils Majesty, and rmi.irked that even thc Crown
Piluct! or Prussia was not. an ex officio member of
lt. Perhaps lt was taken fer granted that thc
Federal Chancellor was present at all Its delibera?
tions; that, I am informal, ls not the cuse. I have
reason tu believe that in thc campaign of
l?oa Count Bismarck was generally present
at councils of war. Luring ih^ present groat
contest, although he has been alwuys with
the King's headquarters. Count Bismarck has
li-en rarely summoned to the deliberations on
military question.". Indeed, I have been
told that, since the Grosscshaupt Quarter
was established at Versailles his Excellency has
been present on one occasion only or the sittings
or the Military Cabinet. Whatever may be the
motives of the military advisers of the highest
personage in abstaining from thc arming nnd
ase of their batteries against Paris. Count Bis?
marck, then, ls not Implicated. The expiessjons
of the German press, which show growing impa?
tience with the passive attitude or the army
around Paris, because iv is content wlih
close Investment and an attitude or constant
readliessto repel sorties, attr.bute the delay to
the Chancellor, who ls not responsible In any de?
gree for such inactivity. An alxJrUve bombard?
ment would, politically, morally and rafllfairllyr
De a great mistake. The defence of Pai ls becomes
lally of larger Importance, and what was always
un Immense hist?rica: fact ls now becoming a
Herman problem and a Europ'-an question.
Scene In the North German Parliament.
There was quite a Bcene on Saturday, No?
vember 20, In the North German Reichstag.
Herr Bebel resisted the demand of the govern?
ment fer a credit of 100,000,000 thalers. He urged
that thc count ry did not really desire the contin?
uance of the war, pointing to the fact that, of the
100.000,000 Dialers last granted as a cremt, onlv
58.000,' 00 had been realized, whereas lu France
the required sum had beeu obtained nt once. On
taunting the war party with the Immense differ
enc-.* between enthusiastic talk and action, Herr
Bebel, amidst grout excitement and ales of
"Turu him our," was sternly interrupted by the
president, who said he had hitherto shown (he
honorable member so much courtesy only be?
cause the party he represented was so small.
Herr Liebueelit spoke In the same sense as
lien- Hebel, ami wa? even more severely dealt
with bv the presidenr. -'Uno. peace been con?
cluded," said Herr Llebnccht, "when thc Impe?
rial Governni' nt tell, Germany would now have
been united, and very differently from, thc way
lu which uuloti can nuw be brought about."
"In your expressions," Interrupted thc presi?
dent, "yon ito beyond the most extreme allow?
able limits. Be -ure that the next time you offend
I sha 1 withdraw your leave to speak." ,
Herr Llebnecht was roused by this to reply
"That- ls your famous freedom of discussion : The
opposition lu Parts were never treated like school
boys. They were Interrupte 1, bnt at least they
were allowed to speak."
He was at once called to order, and concluded
by protesting that he believed the aim of me gov
em meut was to restore Louis Bonaparte. At all
events. Count Bismarck h ul never ounled that he
hail entered into negotiations wah the Empress
Pare of French Prisoners.
A correspondent or the Courrier des Etats Unis
gives the following particulars as to the dally fare
jf the French officers who arc pr soners at Mag
deburg, In Prussia :
Bread ls almost unknown here. The wnlte
bread is served with butter un lt, and it ls sold
pretty much as cakes are In Frau ce. The black
bread ls made of rye, and for form's sake a little
nf lt ls put anon the table. They pretend to ru.
place lt by potatoes; it ls the obligatory accom?
paniment of all dishes. As to the dishes them?
selves, 1 take at hap hazard from my notebook a
description of some of them:
1. A hash of herrings, onions, cucumbers and
cooked pears, the whole mixed up together, salted
and sugared. 2. A thick porridge, with plum
pudding. 8. Stewed pears with cucumbers. 4.
A stew of bacon and potatoes, salted aud sugar?
ed. 5. Pot herbs with lemon, Ac, Ac.
We havo succeeded In utupplng them from put?
ting any more sugar tu our dishes. It was time,
for our stomachs were complete.y turned by it.
These officers will carry back to Paris some tm
provo ' nutlons about cookery. The Parisians are
also gaining experience as to the best mode ol
serving up mule, duukey and cst.
Sf ARKS FROM THE WIRES.
There was a terrille j'aie In New York, yes?
terday. A plano factory was prostrated an t sev?
eral persons buried.
Dispatches from Cuba Indicate that insurgent
chiefs uro executed as saon as captured.
The President's private secretary, Robert Doug?
las, sou of Meph n A. Douglas, was seriously
hurt, In Washington yesterday, ty being thrown
from a carnage.
A London telegram announces tho death of
Alexandre Damas, the great French novelist, aged
A cable dispatch reports tho destruction by fire
ol Hoyle's great cotton mill at Bolton, England.
Some s:lr was occasioned In Washington' yes?
terday by a rumor of Secretary Bout well's resig?
nation, which, however, is flatly contradicted by
our latest advices.
-A young husband, having cel?brate?! a i ute
too much, was led home by oneor lils friends, who
rang the door bell and retreated to the opposite
side of the street to see if lt would be answered.
Promptly the door was opened, and the fond
spouse who had waited fer her truant beheld
1dm lu all his toddlness. Why, Waller, ls this
you?" "Yer.'my dear." "What in the world has
kept you so?" "Be'jn out on a little turn with
the boys, my d-darl lng." "Why, Walter, you are
intoxicated l" "Yes, my dear, 1 estimate that's
so." "What on earth made you so drank? And
why-oh, why, do you come home to me In this
dreadful state?" "Because, my darling, all the
other places 'r shut up."
AMNESTY IN CONGRESS.
BUTLER'9 INFAMOUS BILL BE
NO UNCED ON ALL SIDES.
Allot Debate-A Radical's Reasons in
Favor of Real Amnesty-Schnrz Ex?
coriates thc Administration-Revels
Legislating for the Levees-Ralney as
a Cnngl-PMional Commit t eenuin, ?fee.
WASHINGTON, December 15.
In Liie House to-day Representative Ralney
was appointed a member of Hie committee on
The bill appropriating ?300,oo? for revenue cut?
ters was passed.
A bill was Introduced directing tue Secretary of
the Trct'sury to refund penalties and. taxes ille?
gally issued under the direct tax law.
The House then resumed the consideration of
the amnesty bllL Farnsworth made a forcible '
speech In favor of a clean amnesty. Lawue nee
opposed any amnesty until those excluded gave
evidence of repentance.
Fernaudo Wood said His bill was In no sense an
amnesty bid. Ita class exceptions Involved many
who suffered no disabilities under the fifteenth
amendment. Iustead of an amnesty, lt was a
property-grabbing bill. Instead of being a mea?
sure of peace, lt was a bill to defeat Justice-a bill
to deny the lights of them to recover property.
It was a measure, the effect of which-he would
not say the design of lt-was to do Injustice-to
deprive litigants of their proper redress, and to
granta boan of relief to those who were ?cast en?
titled to it."
Maynard argued against the principle of un I
Sargeaat said he would vote for Farnsworth's
substitute removing all disabilities, for the follow?
ing reasons: First, thu', the pledge of the Rcpub
Ilcan.party to remove nil disabilities as soon as
the public sari cy would allow meant what lt said,
and that it is not necessary for the public safe?
ty that these disabilities should bc continued.
Second, because the political power of- the ex
rebels ls not diminished by their Incapacity to
ho'd ofllce, as every one of them can vote at any
election. Any man elected by such ls as'danger?
ous to good government, and as fully represents
their principles ami purposes as other disqualified
Individuals could. Third, because their exclusion
from ofDce ls a badge of distinction, from
a rebel standpoint; Is persecution, [not punish?
ment, and enhances their Influence for evil. If they
sec Ut to exercise lt. Fourth, because as a mere
party measure it ls not bad* policy to add a few
tbousaod to the number of Democratic office
seekers, while adding nothing to the number of
Democra'lc votes. Fifth, because the men under
disabilities are not invariably or even generally
the worst of the late rebels, and hence, as a mat?
ter of precaution, or even of Justice, their exclu?
sion does not answer the avowed purposes.
Mxth, because the people, North and South, will
belter appreciate the purposes of the Democratic
paity, if they arc allowed to bring forward as
their exponents thc leading rebels, as they natu?
rally will. Seventh, because it ls unrepubllcan to
hold any class of people ander political disabilities.
Eighth, because the Republican party ls great
and noble, and liberal enough lo extend mercy to
all classes of citizens, and should add this crown?
ing act to the great and successful war and re?
construction policy. If the substitute falls, I will
vote for the measure that makes fewest excep?
tions and comes nearest to complete amnesty.
The discus-ion continued at great length and
will bc resumed on Tuesday. Lawrence, of Ohio,
regretted during the debate "that one hundred
flrat-class funerals had not followed the rebellion."
In the Senato several bills removing pol?tica! ?
dtsobUttlwi were pnRIKKI. -.
The bill incorporating thc Southern Express
Company was reported back with amendments.
A bill wnn Introduced for selling certain lands
In South Carolina belonging to thc government.
Schurz then delivered an address of unusual
length, to which the Senate listened with marked
attention, reviewing the history of the party dlvl
sion In Missouri,for which he sold he and those who
acted with him had been denounced as traitors to
the Republican canse; the Interference, at the so?
licitation of his colleague, Drake, of the National
Executive, by which a State contest had acquired
a more than local Interest, and the subsequent de?
feat of the President, with all his patronage, by
thc triumph of the very principles upon which he
had been elected. The probabilities of the forma?
tion of a new party nucleus, and the prospect of
the reforms in the civil service and the revenue,
were also referred to.
The President nominated Michael Shaughncsy
United States marshal of the southern district of
The Senate confirmed Hosie, oollector of Vicks?
burg; Hiram I'rlngball, marshal of the northern
district or Alabama; Nason, postmaster a: New?
Revels has Introduced a bill for thc building of
a new levee between the Mississippi and Taaoo
rivers. It appropriates two million dollars and
five million acres of the public lands for the pur- .
THE VIRGINIA RADICALS CALL
RICHMOND, December 10.
The Republican State central committee last
night adopted a resolution pray log Congress to
pass a general amnesty bil.. There were only
two dissenting votes.
The question of the State debt was up In the
Senate this morning. Thc tenor of the speeches
were lu favor of carrying the matter of West
Virginia's share before the Dnlted States Supreme
Court, and, If payment is not compelled there,
then Virginia will bettie the whole debt. All op?
posed any Idea of repudiation.
A LOUISIANA VIEW OF BUTLER'S
NEW ORLEANS, December 15.
The Times says the amnesty act proposed by
Butler ls an aggravation of wrong already inflict?
ed on the"people of the South through the various
disfranchising acta of Congress, the product or
Insatiate vindictiveness. Butler thus seeks to
punish the South ror the estimate In which the peo .
pie hold him, amt Tor thc maledictions they have
heaped on him. The bill onered by Butler ls worse
than all these measures of wrong, and ls a gross
violation of thc constitution.
THE IMPEACHMENT OF HOLDEN.
RALEIOU, N. C., December 15.
The House to-day sent a committee ol three
to the bar of the Senate Impeaching Governor
Hohlen, and demanding that they take order in
the matter, Informing the Scuate that the articles
of lmpeachmeut^would soon be produced. Thc
Som.tiyephed lt would consider the matter, and
take order therein. Articles or Impeachment, it
is believed, will shortly be submitted, an I a high
court or impeachment organized, the chief Jus?
tice of the State presiding.
MONEY SCARCE IN WALL STREET.
NEW YOKK, December 10.
The feature ol' Wall street was the carnival
in the money market. The demand from the
brokers was urgent throughout the day. A large
crowd collected in rront or the Stock Exchange,
nndtnouey was bought out side, the same os securi?
ties insice of thc building. There were various
theories regarding the stringency, which was at
1 tributed to the banks calling In loans to meet the
matured city Indebtedness, which amounts to
six millions. Gold opened strong at lix, but
gradually declined. Slxty-nves, sevens and
eights declined >i; sixes is>i; sixty-twos 9)i.
Virginias 65; new 03. Louisianas 7>?; new 64.
Levees 71; eights 86. Alabamas 101. Georgias
80,'?; sevens 92. South Carolinas 35; new >::'\.
pS CONSIGNEES PER STEAM!
ME KC EDITA, from New Tort, are notified
filie ls discharging cargo at Auger's V
doods remaining uncalled for at sunset \<
stored at owners' risk and expense.
degW-a JAMES AD ft KR A CO., Agei
?S TREASURER'S OFFICE, GR1
VILLK AND CO LOI RIA RAILROAD COMP
COLUMBIA, S. C., DECEMBER 16TH, 1
Coupons of the State, Guaranteed Bonds, C
cate3 of indebtedness and Second Mon
Bonds of this Company, due January 1,
will be pa'd at the BanR ng House of H. H. K
TON, No. 9 Nassau street, New York, or ?
South Carolina Bank and Trust Company, lr
lumbla, S. C., on and after the 1st day of Jail'
The Interest on the outstanding First Morl
Bonds and. Fractional Certificates of Iudel
ness, will be paid at the offlee of the Compan
jZ*-IF PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FJ
the dnll stupidity that meets us everywhei
spring, and too often m all seasons of the' :
knew how quick lt could bc cured by talcing
ER'S SA RS PA H11.1..A to purge the bile from
systems, we should have better neighbors as
as clearer .heads to deal with. declOfwmD,
?S*AS-IGNEE'S NOTICE OF J
POISTMENT.-In the District Court or the Un
States, for the Eastern District of Sonth Caro
In thc matter of Juntos J. Neville.-In Bankr
cy_To whom lt may concern: The undersff
gives notice of his appointment os Assigne*
Junlus J. Neville, of the City of Charleston, In
County of Charleston, and the Stare of South
ollna, within tho said District, who has been
judged a Bankrupt on his own petition by
District Court of said District. Dated at Chai
ton, Sth day of December, A. D. 1870.
dpco-fz_Q. D. BRYAN, Assigne
?S* UNITED STATES INTERN
REVENUE.-ASSESSOR'S OFFICE, SECOND :
TRICf, SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARLESTON,
CEMBER 14. 1870.-Owners or Coasting 1
se's In this District are hereby notified that
turns for SPECIAL TAXES (Licenses) as Exp
Carriers, should bc rendered to this office wi
ten days. In faffing so to do, the owners of
sels will be liable to the penables as provided
bylaw. AUX LINDSTROM,
decl6-2* _Assistant Assesso
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?Sr A REVOLUTION IN COOKERY.
Since thc introduction of tho patent SEA MOS
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In that department of cookery to which we ov
tho luxuries of the dessert. The most dellcloi
blanc mange, Jelly, custard, Charlotte Russe, ligl
puddings, Ac, arc produced fr j m this palatab
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A great economy of time as well as money
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The SEA MOSS FAR1SE COMPANY, No. 63 Par
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whelming, and must set all doubts of Us super
orlty as an alimentary staple, (tr any exist,) et
tirely at rest._decl2-mwf3D*c
j^FAlTH WELL FOUNDED.-IN OL!
times, at the commencement of every season, I
was the fashion to take a strong cathartic as ;
safeguard against a change of temperature. I
was a worse than senseless practice. The peopl
or our day understand the matter better. Insteai
of depleting thc system, thcy'.relnf.iroe lt. In thi
method they adopt they exhibit a wise dlscrimln
ation. Instead of resort in g to the vitiated stimu
lants of commerce, or any of the compounds de
rived from them, they put their faith in the onl;
absolutely pure lnvigorant procurable In the mai
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cine been prepared with such scrupulous preclsloi
and conscientious cure. It ls a vegetable compoum
of which every ingredient ls sound, wholesome, an
medicinal in the true sense of tho word. Now w
have three prominent national complaints. One
hair of the adult population of the United State
stiller more or less, either from di-eases of th
stomach, derange ncnt of the liver, or affection
of the klducys. in no other land under Heaver
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freezing where its genial beams descend.
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