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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
KEEP ING HO TTS TAXATION.
Judge Vernon. t7ndlsinsyc?.
[?PICUA 7EL?GKAU TO THE- NEW3.]
. ? " COLUMBIA, December 16.
The joint insolation on the taxes was de
ba*ted-ln ibo Hou?e to day, and an amendment
to reduce the Stare tax from 8 to 5 milla on the
dollar was adopted. The Charles .on county tax
ls fixed at SK mills.
Judge Vernon has written a oold letter to the
House, say mg :hat ho will not submit to have his
judicial rlghis trampled ou without a struggle.
He wai appear before the bar of thc Hons* to?
The Senate was occupied in antmportant busi?
There was a slight fall of snow this afternoon.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLT.
Levying thc Taxes-Some .Startling
Revelations-Amending thc Charter
mt Columbia-Important Provisions
The Iilen on Crops-The Impeach,
ment of Judge Vernon.
[PROM Om OWN CORUESTONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, December 15
RATE OP TAXATIOV.
The State auditor and county commission,
era levy the yearly State and county taxes only
ia pursuance of a joint resolution of thc General
Assembly. Such a resolution has originated in
the House, and waa report-d on to-day by the
committee on ways and means. The resolution
authorizes the State audit >r to .evy a tax ?f eight
mills on the dollar, and the county commission
era a tax not exceeding three mills on the dol
rar. The committee recommended tho adoption
of amendments, so as to make the State tax nine
mills Instead of elgtu, and the county taxes o
Charleston and Beaufort not to exceed five mill*
The House rerused to adopt the first amend
On the second amendment some considerable
discussion was had. Mobley moved its indefinite
postponement, bnt was sneered out of it by Whip
per, and withdrew bis motion. Jervey opposed
he did not dt siro to give ti<e county commission
era of Charleston so much money, for they would
only spend lt unnecessarily and extravagantly
They bad already Issued more checks than they
could pay. Bosemon took a different view. The
county commissioners had gone Into debt to the
tune of $100,000, and that indebted ness must be
' paid. It was not only necessary to meet pas
debts, bat to pay the ensuing debts of the year.
He admitted lt wai an enormous tax for Charles'
ten county, (13 mills,) but still lt was necessary.
WAS ran SOME, TOO.
S. J. Lee, of & ige held couldn't -see this enorm?
ous tax busiuess go on without urging that Edge
Md Bliould have some of it, too, and introduced
au amendment to that effect. His colleague. Cain,
didn't see through those pebbles,, and thought
that a five mill tax woaM sink that larder p a tion
of the State, ye ept Edgcfleld. Lee detained the
House and gave t.iem what he sadd was some
"common sense." Perhaps some of his tax-pay?
ing constituents think differently. He sard a tax of
three mills would raise about $27,QOO, which was
ENOUGH TO PAT TBIAL JUSTICE FIES.
So you see your Obarieston justices have some
ardent rivals in the way of making np charges
against the county. Lee went into the financial
exhibit at length, and wound up by saying that
he knew sometida* about the money that was at?
tempted to be raised to*get the grand jury to re?
turn the county commissioners, whatever that
was. The House adjourned while considering tb'j
TOO SBSSHTVE BT OHB HALF.
Messrs. Hayes, owens and Foster were an?
nounced this morning as a committee on the
part or the Senate to >vestigate the, affaira of
the land commission.
On hearing these names announced, Whlt'.e
more, who has been endeavoring to give himself
prominence in tills Investigating business, stung
with disapoolntraent at not hearing his name,
rose excitedly to a question of privilege, and took
exception to thc following paragraph from your
correspondence of the 12th Instant:
It may be well to explain Just here that the main
fight on tn a land investigation business wm be.
and was, aa well, on trie appointment of persons
on the commit1 ec. J t seemed to bo the tilca that
there was to be Rome considerable pabulum
coming from lt and for this reason Whutemore
wailed to place lm?etr on the committee. But
he falied, and must feel disappointed.
Among other things, he said: "I simply east
the imputation back into the face of'the author,
and say, as I dismiss this Bohemian:
.That all men must serve their time to every
trade, ' .
Liars are already made."
Coming from a gentleman this would be in?
sulting, bat the known character of Whittemorc
vitiates ita force.
Now, it will be observed, that Whlttemora has
"gone off too quick oa tho trigger," for I did not
accuse him of seeking pabulum, but said substan?
tially, that the opposition his - cheme received in
the Senate was on account of his associates sus?
pecting him of lc. This anspielen ls natural to
?aia?fl whose recollection of Whlttemore's recent j [
career is fresh.
I wm tate no fohaer'notic? ?r him than to re?
peat a Btle story: 'fte Re?? Lyman Beecher was
onMtnoaghtf-^y returp.Tngfrom'church, walking
with a bo^K Under his arm, when ho observed a
^Cellar-looking little animal in the road. Obey?
ing a natural impulse, lie threw his hook ot lr.
A pungent odor instantly became apparent, ac?
companied with a disastrous effoct os Kzecher's
slothes. Mr. Beecher resolved never again to Is?
sue a volume against a skunk. No more will I,
8P2CIAL TAX FOR DAULIXOrON COVgrf-,
A WI! will be introduced shorty ,0 authorize the
oounty commissioners ot, Darlington to levy a
special tax of --? mills, the same to be use J ex?
clusively for the parp?se of building schcol
houses in.thc county.
j- CHARTER rip OOLUMBtA AM VNOKD.
Beside ceflniug the ward boundaries of the
newly annexed territory to the City of Columbia,
the bill Introduced by Na-di, yesterday, contains
some very important providions. Section throe,
relative to? fines and lraprl?unmeut Imposed by
the Aldermen and Mayor. 1
The Mayor and Aldermen arc hereby authorized
and empowered to establish within the -limits of
the city as many public acates ;fd s aidions -s,
and to appoint aa many purni;*. w-iyVn- as they
mav deem exped ent; and by an ordinance or or?
dinances, duly passed, with Raft abie penalties, to
compel ad perso s-venders andpurchas-rs
alike-to ha^e we'ghed't hereon, by thc said pub?
lic weighers', nil ..*otr..>a and o her articles uo.d by
weight ia me Columbia market.
Whenever it t-h ll itecsiuc necessary to Js6ue
executions and o s-U real pioperty of the de?
faulting taxpayer, the sale snail take place in the
same inauui r ami sutij et to Vie samo regula?
tions as by thc eneriu ol the County ol Ricirand,
ander executions i suing oct of the Circuit Oo-.:rt
Of Common Pleat*.
Tne authority now belonging .to the coantt
eominh-ioners of Klchlaad county over the poor
lavefted In ibe Mayor sud Aldermen, anti they
are autuorlzeu to levy a poor tax for tba: pur
Power ls conferred to levy a tas on all the real
taxable property, wirlnu the limits of the Cit* of
OolumbiB, to the extent or two . ol'.ttrs on every
hundred iiodars'worth of said real propel ty as
assessed for taxation nv ?ti- sai-1 city assessor;
and to require ali person* now etmugrd, or who
may hereafter become .etigiged, in business or
avocations of any kind wnatev-er, within the
Hm its of the City of columbi.*-, to take ou: a
li oe nae. i
From and after the ratification of the act. the
City of Ooinmbla shall cooKtit ito a separate school
district, and Ute Mayor and Ayermen be const!
tgsed a board uf education, who i-bail have exclu
arve control over the tree oommnn scheols which
?ay be established therein. The said board of 1i
education shall have power to elect their own 11
school commlasioner-removable at their plea?
sure-if. In their opinion, such officer shall be.
necessary; to fix bis salary, and to pay the same
oat of the Behool fnnd which may come into their
hands. They shall have power to elect the teach?
ers of the said s hoots, and fix their compensa?
tion, which shall be paid ont of the same fond;
and the said c a nt m issi or. tr of schools, shonld one
be elected shall report quarterly to the said
board concerning the condition of tho city
' The board of education shall furnish to the
State superintendent of education, on the first
day of October of each year, a full and accurate
report of the .condition of the free common
schools lu the city.
SECOND Ll KN ON CRpPS.
The bill introduced yesterday to repeal aa act
entitled "An ?ot to secure advances for agricul?
tural purposes," and to amend an act entitled
"An act to protect laborers and persons working
under erntr.ict on -hares of crops," provides for
the ameLdment of th.- latter act so that section S
shall-read "and any or all owners of land or lands
who shall rent the same to any perron or persons,
on shares of crop or crop?, or for money or other
valuable consideration, shall have the second lien
upon said crop or crop3, in whosoever hands lt
or they may be, and such amount of crop or crops,
or such amount of money or other valuable con
sld-ratlon as may belong or be due to them, shall
be recoverable in an action in any court of com?
petent jurisdiction, and no other claim or claims
against such crop or crops, whether for advances
made or o'her debt?, shall have priority over any
other such claim or claims."
DOUSE BC8INESS YESTERDAY.
In addition to the basiness in the House yes?
terday already reported to you, the following
Mr. T-dbott Introduced the following preamble
Whereas, Tho purpose for which the State land
commission was created Is wise and beneficent,
and the neces-ities of thc people demanded Ir.;
and, whereas, the management of thc affairs of'
sahl land commission has been very unsatisfacto?
ry to the pcoole, and a thorough investigation
cannot be perfected in any' speclfled time; there?
fore, be it
ResatveJ, That lt be the special order for to?
morrow, at 1 P. M., for the House to take Into
consideration tho expediency of reorganizing
and continuing the land commission, and au?
thorizing au appropriation for that purpose im?
The following paper was presented to be enter?
ed on the Journal:
'.Upon tho resolution to Impeach Judge V-'rnon
I vute nay. forth? reason tnat I rio not consider.
the evidence sufllcirnt to put him upon his de?
fence. I think that more than one witness to (he
same fact should have bern required. 1 do not
doab', the veracity of any witness who testified
before the special committee. Mv objection,
alone, relates to the quautity of evidence.
(Signed) "WAEBEN D. WILXES."
Mr. B.vas introduce! thc following resolution,
which was adopted:
Reso'ved, That a committee of five bc chorea by
the House ot Representatives to appear before the
bar or the Senate, and there. In the name of the
House of Representatives, and of nil the people <>f
the State of So-ith Carolina, to Impeach T. 9 P.
Vernon, judge of th ; seventh Jndlolal Circuit or
Sooth Carolina, or high crimes and misdemeanors
tn office; nnd acquaint the Senat? ttiat Tho Houso
or Representatives will, in due time, exhibit par
ti", nar articles ot Impeachment against him, and
make good the some; and that said co-n minee do
demand that the Senate take order lor the ap?
pearance or the said T. 0. P. Vernon, to aaswer to
The following pentlem^n were elected by ac?
clamation: Me-srs. W. J. Wul ?per, P. J. Moses,
Jr., W. D. Wilkes. A. Logan and Joseph Crews.
Thesieakc. announced the following standing
committee on public lands: F. H. Frost, P. B.
Rivers, 0. D. navne. J. H. Mobley, Wm. Perry, J.
L. Jamison and W. M. Thomas.
JDDGMENTDEBTORSTO SELL r-ROPKRTY.
Tlie bill introduced yesterday in the Senate "to
enable judgment debtors to sell their real and
personal property, and to confirm sales airca ty
made in conformity, with conditions therein
That judgment debtors may sell their real and
personal property, and pay over the entire pro?
se- (ls to the BherftT. to be applied towards the
satisfaction or the Judgment; and, provided uo
objection shall be mude In writing as to tho price
it which tue said property may havo been sold
ivlthln - months, the sale shall bo considered
jon firmed, and the sherill shall make the foi i ow- ,|
ng endorsement on tue back of the deed of con. .
'eyanee, viz : So objection having been filed in P
ny ofllce to thc wtrrllpC. bargdn and sato wirnlflf^f^
the tlm? prescribed by this act, this bargain an I
sale is therefore confirmed, the same to be dated
md sic ned offlciitlly by said sherm*. Should ort
?ectlous oe fited, the sneriff shall proceed to levy
upon and Offer for sale the property, and If the
Mehrst bid made for Bald property shall not be IJ
more titan the amount of indebtedness which had I '
been ca celled by thc suie made by the debtor, | ]
the sheriff shall withdraw s?ld property from
sile, and the sale by thc debtor confirmed, and
the creditor or creditors who may have filed their
objection shall be required to pay all costs and I I
exoonaes that accrued in consequence thereof. I .
In rho event thar, the property sbon'd bring
more tuart t he amount of the Indebtedne-s, rho p ar?
chas >r from the debtor shall be rerutid"rt tue .
amount pull by him, with Interest from the time
?r payment, and the bargain ead sile made by .
the debtor rescinded, a'ud titles executed by the '1
sheriff to rhe purchaser at UISBAIS, aud after ile
[incline the c ?ts and expenses by reason of the
levy and sale, thc tem tinder to ba applied, ac
3ordinn to Uw. towards sa'tsfaetion of thejodg.
incuts or cxecu'Ions lu his office.
AU Bales or either re il or personal property
made by Judgment debtors, the ennre proceeds of
?aid sales having been paid into cte sheriffs office
io bc a pol led toward tue satisfaction of the de-*
nanda tu that oniao against such dobtor unor to
;he p.issago of this atr, shall ho considere I con
Irmed, tuile-s obieclona t> tue price ut which
?aid property h id been soli shad bu made bv any
>f tue judgment creditors.
. JURISDICTION OP NOTAMES PUBLIC.
Mr. Cjrbla's bill regulating the nppoln'Ti?nt,
urlsdlc: Iori and duties of notaries public, intro
luced to day, supplies a long-felt wau*.
The Governor ls authorized to appoint as many ? <
totales public as the pablto good sha!, require, to
told office during his pleasure. The notary pub?
ic 8halitaks the const!rational oath, ftrjd shall ? ,
lave a seal of omeo which shall be am ted to his
astra-pents pf sad protestatio; but
e ?ose/jce ?if such seal (shall f) not render his acts
?valid. They shall have power to administer
taths, rake d?posai .na aud affidavits; protest for | ?
iou piymcut of bonds, notes, drafts, and bills of
ixchauge; take acknowledgments and proofs of
leeds, and other instruments required by law to J \
te acknowledged, and rake renunciation of power
md inheritance. f ;
TBE VXKNOS niPXACUUBNT. j |
Thc committee appointed for tho purpose have
io; yet drawn up the articles'of lmpcacly,ncnt
igalust Judge Vernon, and it ls nut at all likely | |
;hat the matter will be tried nnt? after thc lioli
lays, although the judge may be brought before | j
ho bar of the House to-morrow to answer for con?
;empt. In pursuance of the following resolution,
offered by Crews to-day, and adopted:
Whereat, The House, under the powers granted
:o i s use und exercise by thc constitution ot the
state, adopted on ves orday, a resolution, by the
olain terms of which the non. T. O. P. Vernon,
udgeof the Seventh Circuit. was'i'iipeicUed of
nigh crimes aud misdemeanors; and whereas, .ns
ipp'ars rrom the report of the Recreant at-anns.
Hie legally constituted messenger aud agent of
Hie Ilou-e, a writ na communication from the
Honorable the speaker of the Boase was deliver?
ed at the hour of seventeen minutes to 3 P. M.
into; ne hands or the &vd Judge Vernon by the
laid sTireant-at ar-na. which s dd coin ronnica*
Hon contained a certified c my of tue said reso
ution, passed by the Houso, where->y the Bold
ludir? Vernon was Impeached, a'id winch said
:oni:uui:loation also called thc attention of lbj
?aid Judge Vernon to, section I, article 7'
ff i he constitution, wherein it Ls provided
?nat a vote of impeachment of the Hinse
?tull operate as a suspension from onT,*e of 'he
)iB cr until jnliwmt shall be nbtaJneJ
ii th-.-case; and whereas lt la generally mid'poa -
.ively kno-vn mat after the receipt of tits said
tommnnication bv Judge Vernon, and ait r he
tad publ clv read tho same and m ide himself ac
[u?ltitel with tho contents thereof, he, the sal l
lijiige Vernou, continued to cxerotse mid did <:x
.rcise the iuiio'ims o- judge, in oneil tutti fl.igr.iot
lenanes and illsob done? of the order or tins'
douse: and whet eas. further, the said Judge Ver?
ton dd, in pub le. declare thnt he cared naught,
or tue mandate tuid order of this House, wni.in
te s dd commnnicatton conveyed io him; there?
on-, be lt
Resolved, Thar the speaker of The nonse be, anti
to ls hereby instructed, to order -trie said Judge
I'ertion forthwith to b . and ap 'ear before the mr
ff thia HOOBO to show cause, ir any he has why
inattachmeut for contempt of the order of thc
House snouid not at once issue against him.
Speeches were made at lengi h on the resolutions
ihe main points argued being on the constitu?
'tonality of the question.
The Virginia Legislature yesterday, with one
lissentlng voice, lnstruct-d the Virginia, senators
ind requested, the representatives to vote Tor a
NAPOLEON AND BISMARCK.
A NEW PLAN FOB FE ACE.
Par'rf Supplied with Fresh Meat-Tem?
per of tile People-Contradictory Re?
ports about Munteufiel.
BERUW, December 14.
The Provincial Correspoodence editorially
says the bombardment of Paris ls again post?
poned from purely military considerations. ' ? ,
?ho Prusslau Government declares that the
great powers have concerned themselves about
Luxembourg in the face of Luxembourg's plain
violation ef guaranteed neutrality in the luterest
of the French. Prussio, therefore, reserves to
herself full freedom for her foture course.
HAVRE. December 15.
Thc Prussians have entirely withdrawn from
this section. The Erle, with arras for France
from America, sailed from England yesterday for
this port. Three hundred thousand French are
drilling at Bordeaux.
LONDON. December 15. .
Hontmedy has surrendered.
I The capture of Lafert ls contradicted. Several
engagements occurred In that neighborhood,
which was generaBy favorable to the French. The
Prussians buve occupied Contres, Montrlebard
and Bomoranton on the Loire. The Moniteur
says the French have been reinforced at all
VFILHELIISHOHE, December 12.
The Emperor is In perfect health. He declares
he will never return to Paris suppor ed by the
military power; the people four times supported
his election; they alone have the power to restore
"WASHINGTON, December io.
The French legation here consider the situa?
tion almost hopeless.
Disturbance at -Rome.
LONDON, December ll%
An affray occurred on Taesday last in front or
St. Peter's, at Rome. The disturbance, which at
one time threatened a serious riot, was speedily
quieted by the interference of the Italian authori?
ties. A few perrins were slightly injured. The
mob used clubs ami knives, but no firearms.
A New York World dispatch puts it thus:
"The revolutionary party at Rome attempted
an emeule on the Oth instant, threatening to sack
St. Peter's and attack the Vatican. It waa
quelled by thc gendarmes, aided by the military.?
y IO HT DISPATCHES.
Mantcuffel's Mareil-Thc Eux inc- Ques?
LONDON, December 13.
It ls thought that Manteuff-1 Is marching on
Caen and Cherbourg. Dispatches from Havre,
however, represent that the retreat southward
The supply of gas in Paris ls exhausted.
It ls announced that Austria, wishing to main?
tain the existing guarantees for the peace of Eu?
rope yet desirous of sparing thesusceptibU ties of
Russia, adheres without reservation to tho decls
lon of the approaching conference on the Black
The New Way of Securing Peace-Bis?
marck ami IVapoleon-Italy and the
LONDON, December 15.
Th" bullion in the Bank of England has increas?
ed a quarter of a million.
MUNICH, Deeember 15.
The Chamber of Deputies have passed a further
military credit of forty million* of florins. The
Federal treaty ha9 been referred to a special com?
MADRID, December ls.
It ls said that the first act of King Amodeus will
96 to. give half of thc appanage or the crown,
unountibg to twenty- million of -dollars, to the
LONDON, December 16.
New York World's special: Tho proofs of the
Prussian scheme for the restoration of the French
Empire come from every quarter. Bismarck says
ihls is the only way we can win. and that the re
?rabile or France will Ogiit forever; that the fall
)f Parla may produce no effect; that Prussia's ;
:ourse is to make terms with the empire and go ,
lome and let the French fight it ont among them- i
FLORENCE, December 16.
In the Italian Parliament to-day Senor Lamaza i
made a powerful speech In support of a bill re?a- ]
Uve to the Catholic world, and demanded every ?
guarantee walch lt was possible for Italy to con- :
jede. A bili for. the consolidation of the Papal ]
deb? was Introduced.
. ' Bnrj.iN, December 13. j
Bismarck's organ Insists upon a convocation of j
consuls general, and that th-jre should bc a selec
Um therefrom or delegate* of a national con?
clave, to consider tho recoustruc.ion of the j
French Government with a view to peace pro- i
"waals. It ia said that this suggestion emanated
'rom Napoleon, and tint he has stated that, while
the present irresponsible mob arc the leaders of '
power, even the reduction or Paris would fail to 1
secure a peace. Omer rumors insist that the
plebiscite now proceeding lu Paris is with a view
?o a speedy peace.
BRUSSELS, December 10.
There is ? most perfect accord between Prussia i
iud Belgium. The latter has been officially \
hanked for tho good faith shown by her lu'Ji?r '
steady a-., acron ce to practical neutrality.
BORDEAUX, December 15. }
The-snb prefect or Havre, In a report received
icre. denies having Eent a dispatch announcing a
French victory at Paris. He maintains, however,
: nat there ls n general and precipitate retreat of
:he Prussians In thc north of Franoe.
A dispatch from an aeronaut who has Just de
icended at Uonfleur, says that he has good news
'rom Paris. General Palladlncs has retired from
i?rvice. A Paris letter of the Oth announces tue
situation as good. Tho repulse of thc army of the
Loire and the reoccupation of Orleans have not
liscouraged the Parisians. Thero is a gene?
ral demand for more sorties, and a uni*
versal approval of tre answer sent by Qen
>ral Trociin to General Moltke. Thc people
ni say they will resist to thc last. The measures
taken by the government since the commence?
ment- of ; ho siege are accepted willingly by tne
population. Having Insured itself against a waste
of provisions, of which there ls enough-fresh-to
last until Pebrnary, itu government will again
if.xv. fresh meat rations to the .inhabitants.
Other provisions are snillcient to last six months.
CHANGED ASF EC IS OF LIFE IN THE
TUo Sappi? of Pood-Plenty of Prenti
Hpi.no, Doss, Cats anti Rats-Hew
French Duties-'i'hc Military Situ:*
tioa-Xnceutant Work on tri? Defences.
The li!lio aaccu which, from lime to time,
arrive by balloon post from the beteagured City of
Paris, i-lve A curl .US pl turo or life within the
walls ofthat capital, during the continuation of a
siege which is to be memorable I? history. Pai l*
the gay, Paris Hie extravagant, Paris tue thought?
less. Paris the amusement-seeking and Paris the
tn?iuff, no longer exLsts. The sre.it cosmopoli?
tan centre of pleasure has become a vast camp.
Trade, to a great extent-, hus necessarily ceased.
Men are occupied in marching, drilling or per?
forming some military duty, while the women are
more or lesa takeu up In providing for the wants
of the men.
The manufacture of munitions of war ls the
great industry or the day. There are five great
manufactories for cartridges, in which women do
the principal work. Six thousand are employed
under the direction of the officers of artillery.
At other snops men are busily engaged tn filtering
old raasneu imo breech loaders, and lu some of
Hie largest, workshops in Paris the manufacture
or guns is pursued with unceasing activity. Guns
are being produced of the heaviest metal, and
with a range of from 7003 to OOOO yards. Patri
otic subscript lona are opened and contribntions
for cannon arc received. Latterly a fete was
given at the Theatre Porte St Martin which was,
nnder the circumstances, uncommonly brilliant.
Money enough was raised to complete a battery
which was still wanting in two pl. ces.
Nothing shows the great change more plainly
than the condition of the noisy and Republican
Quartier Latin. The professors and members of
the Ecole Polytechnique and of the'Law School
are at the ramparts. The students of medicine
are all In the infirmaries. The great lecture halls
are Ulled with tailors and need le women prepar?
ing winter garments for thu army. Everybrdy
ls on duty or at wort. The widows and old wo?
men are busy making hut. lu other part-, of
Puris numbers of people are occupied with the
ambulance department, for there arc a great
many sick in ?rn army of 000,0 '0 men, as well as
some wounded. The press has tts ambulance
co'p3, and there are various ambulance societies.
The most pcrrect ambulances are the American
ones, of late the wounded have been transport?
ed to the Grand Hotel. The halls of the exhibi?
tion building were too cold for the winter months,
and three stones of the Grand Hotel were leased.
The wounded arc well taken care of, and have
the satisfaction of knowing that their modest
beds were hired out a few months ago for from
ten to twenty francs a day. :
But the Grand Hotel is not the only fine edifice
which is doing patriotic duty. The splendid new
opera ls converted luto a military b akehouse. No
opera now, no theatres. After seven o'clock
cafes, restau ants, nil such pisces, in fact, must
resort to candles, oil or petroleum, if they desire
to keep open to the recularon hour of twelve.
j Shops are allowed to burn gas till half-past ten.
Marketing ls.systematized. Each housekeeper
recelv s through tne garde civique a card of dis?
tribution, showing the number of portions he has
a right to obtain from his butcher for titree days.
This Is not now always fresh beef. The govern?
ment-no longer sells beef > r horseflesh all the
time. Three days, fresn meat ls served out.
Three days, salt meat la'distributed. Thus,
little by little, the people become accus?
tomed to salted provision?,, and when they
have to fallback upon them eutlrely, they will
notsuirerso much by the ehangc. It was dis?
covered lately that there were four thousand
cows In Paris. This will give fresh meat for fif?
teen days. In the Rue. Kochechouart au enter?
prising dealer has opened a game shop, which
gives variety, ir it does not add greatly to thc
supply. Dog meat, cat meat auA rats arc exposed
for Bale. A good cat i>rlog> eight francs, and
makes an excellant snbsiltuto fur hare. Little
sparrows sell for ten centB each.
Thc details give some idea of life In Paris. It
may end in a day. Outside or Prance there ie no
hone tor the French. But Paris may hold out for
weeks still. What seems ?ut lons ls the news
thar, in such a time or commercial and business
Stagnation, building ls going on. In thc Quarrier
St. Germain buildings, which.hud been commenc?
ed, ar?ngalo pushed forward, not with activl y,
but still contlnaously.
The Paris correspondent, of the New York
Times writes (by balloon post) under date of No?
vember 19 :
Provisions still hold out well, and although
there ls a vast amount of grumbling, thoro ls no?
thing serions In i he way of cries for bread. The
starr of Hie is abundant, and at the ordinary
prices. Quantities of rice and beans and dried
vegetables have Just been brought ont. with a
large amount or Holland cheeses-enough to give
six thousaud kilos to each arrondissement. I
bought one yesterday for nine francs, or about
sixty centa per pound, a price considered exorbi?
tant here, i lie search for cattle brought ont
some six thousand cows, m TO thau was expect?
ed, and this amountof beef, helped out. with horse,
bas quieted th- people thus far. It ls perfectly
ta ue thai rats, dogs aud cats are publicly sold in
thc markets, ann that they rjnd plenty orpurchas
ers, but tnat ls nut saying that we arc reduced to
cats and oogq, or forced to cat rats aud mice. It
lH.sald thar, thc Chinese arc very fond of
these animals, but however that may bc, I am
willing to make affidavit that, there are people In
Ports who, ir not fond of this kind or meat are
perfectly willing to eat lt fur mc purpose of 2iv
ing a few sons I have uo doubt fiat mere is a
great, deni or suffering, but there is less than ono
would look for under tue ein uni- lance*, thc new
majors seeming to have profited largely by the
experience of their predecessors lu office.' Can
tines are opened In every atrer.t. where, Tor from
two to ave sous, thc poor can buy a meal, con?
sisting or a bowl of soup and a plate of meat and
vegetables. Bonds with coupons are distributed
amoDg those too poor to pay this small price. A
Utile careful attention and good will has done
much toward repairing the earlier errors, dne, it
must be said, to inexperience and to political pre?
occupations. At the present timo nh ls being
done which can be done to relieve every known
case of distress. .
The following private letter received by Dr. J.
Marion Sims from Dr. Johnston, at Paris, ls full
of Interest: |
? - PABIS, Modflay, November 21.
we have not/suffered thus far ror food, and may
go yet Beveral wceks without dangerous suffering
--lt may be to Christmas, or course wc are re?
stricted In variety, and are obliged to avoid tven
the semblance of wastage, but we have yet
enough. We are eating. very category or fresh
meat we can lay our bauds on, and after going
through the Garden of Acclimation and thc Gar?
den of Plants, where wc found some excellent
food In the deer, elks, buffaloes, llamas, kanga?
ra is ostriches and thc other numer?os varieties
of the bird tribe, we have got to dogs, cats and
rats, which certain restaurants are serving
to the public in a most Rcienttflc and in?
viting way. Thero ls still a little fresh
beer-considerable fresh horse; but tho mule
me it, wnlcli was found to be the best of all
the exotic me us, and brought the highest price,
ls abont exhausted. Curious enough, mere is no
talk about monkeys; the Frenchman, yon know,
ls a skeptic, and has always had doubts about the
relations which exist, between this Interesting ani?
mal and man I The puor arc provided for b < the
government kitchens established all over town,
and nlthough thc poor of the environs h'aVe all
been rushed into the city so as to swell thc popu?
lation to mora than two million souls, I do n it sc?
mat the sufferini; of this class surpas.^cs that of
normal times. It appears to me, in fact, to bc tho
most patriotic part ol thc community, and as not
likely to revolt but In presence of absolute starva?
NF.W FRENCH DISSES.
You know the Ingenuity of Frenchmen in the
Invention or sances, and In finding nourishment
in sticks and stones. You can Imagluu what an
extcn-ion we ure likely to have to our already
Interminable list of sauces, what confusion will
be thrown into the minds or visitors an er the
war by tne new nomenclature, arid how cheaply
parsimonious people will be -able to Hvc by the
uss or the numerous new economical dishes we
are sure to have. The following bill ol' fare,
comoosed almost entirely of new dishes, was
served the other day at a gentleman's table to
Potage gras do cheval-au millet
Emiace de rabie de chat-sauce mayonnaise
Pole dc chica cn brochettes
Epaules dc calen, sauce tomate
Civet de chat aux champignons
C?telettes de elden aux petits pols
Salmis de rats sauce Robert
Gigots dc elden flanqu?s dc raton-, sause
Begonia au jus
Plum padding anglais a, IA moelle de cheva).
DEFENCES CPON DEFENCES.
It ls not permitted to speak of the military sit
nation In a private letter sent through the double
hues by the politeness of the ciders of the two
armies; but I can say this much, that never slti'jc
the world-began was derenee so heaped upm de?
fence as in tuls present City of Paris; never ./as
thsre such preparation aud aa little ugutitig;
never was thura a city sueh an objeot ol curiosity
as this will bi when the siege, ^ uver. ic u worth
the trip ah the way ba k to see lt.
TORONTO, December ic.
The Glebe, in a long editorial, says if our
neighbors, petu autly aud like spoiled children,
wjil have nothing to do ?;ith us, we must get
along without them. Grant's own proclam?tlun
forbade the trespasses, the punl.shmc.it for which
he complains oL _
AXE ABOUT THE STATE.
A colored man reports that the gin-house ol
Mr. Samuel Rainey, residing about eignt milea
irani Chester, on the York road, was destroyed ny
fire mi Ines day night, 13ih Instant. Theglu-itousti
and contents wera a total los?. Supposed to bc
the work of au incendiary.
\ Sad Affair.
The Chester Reporter says: "On last Friday,
while Mr. B. M Griffin was proceeding homeward,
near Lewis's T. o., he was .stopped by Ur. Jamen
Pitintiey, who demauded or Guilla an explana
tiou concerning sumo language used by him in
connection wini the seizure of some ol Grlffln'i
cotton by Wilson & Cousar for lien upon thc
same. An -altercation eusued, which resulted lu
li ri rna shooting Phlauey through the righi
sho Idar, inflicting a very serious wound. Phin
ney's condition ls regarded very critical al
The gln-nouBe or Dr. Walter Brice, neal
YonguesvlIIe. In Fairfield County, was bumed Ol
Sunday night last, lim instant,- together with BU
bales of ootton and several hundred pounds o
fodder, lt was the work of the incendiary.
WASHINGTON, December le.
Drake baa handed in his resignation, which
will take effect on the 191 h.
Sumner presented a petition of the citizens of
New England against the annexation -of
The llnance committee reported adversely to
various bills abolishing the income tax.
Drake took the floor in denunciation of Schnrz,
to-d?y. "Stabbing the Republican party in cold '
blood" and '-'devilish conspiracy" were among
the milder of Drake's ephlthets. Schurz made a
Morton offered a resolution requesting the
President to communicate all information in his
possession relative to organized bodies or disloyal
and evil disposed persons in the State of North
Carolina, which have in view or threaten resis?
tance to thc execution o? tholaws of the United
States, or the denial to United States citizens of
the eqial protection bf the laws and their
rights under the constitution; also, what mur?
ders-and outrages for political purposes have
been committed by such organizations. The reso?
lution was adopted.
The charter of the Southern Express Company
was considered and amended so that the fran?
chise shall not extend over twenty years nor the
company be exempt from local taxation by the
United States. The bill then passed.
The reconstruction committee reported a bill
re?levlug a numb?r of persons named, which
passed by ill yeas to 53 nays.
A bill from the committee on ways and means,
to amend the act In relation to thc collection of
duties on sugar, passed. The' House then ad?
journed until Monday.
The Senate yesterday confirmed General Pleas
anton; also Jool C. Warck as judge of Eastern
Texas, and Henry C. Hicks as -attorney of East?
Slr Edward Thornton has received five thous?
and dollars for the widows and orphans of the
crew of the Oneida. This sum was quietly con?
tributed by seventy Englishmen, header! by Lord
Roderic R. Butler, ol the flrst district of Ten?
nessee, was indicted by tho grand jury here to?
day, for .forgery in signing the names of pension?
ers, whereby he obtained the pension money due
them. A bench warrant was Issued and he w?l
be arrested to-morrow.
WASHINGTON, December 10.
It is stated in Republican circles that Grant
has intimated to the heads of bureaus and de?
partments that disregard of any recommenda?
tions to office made by Carl Sohurz will not be re?
garded as a fault.
Boutwell knows of no disagreement between
himself end the President.
GOLD AND BOND MARKET.
NEW YORK, December 16-Evening.
The monetary troubles were renewed to?
day. Money loi active demand at high rates, bht
at the close a prominent broker supplied the de?
mand at 7. Currency ls flowing West > m large
sums. Smaller sums go South. Speculative
stocks declined heavily. Domestic exchange ls
generally against New York. Sixty-twos Iii;
fours 7>?; Aves same; new 9X; sevens 9&; eights
10M; forties ?)?. Virginias 65; new, 62. Louisianas
73J?; new 64; levees 71; eights 85. Alabamas lol;
Uves"0. Georglas 80; sevens 91& South Caro?
linas 87; new OB.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
W. M. Cbonowith, mathematician and as?
tronomer, died at St. Pan), Minnesota.
The steamship Fire Queen*, from New Orleans,
.collided with a bark lu Queenstown harbor.
The Fire Queen put back to Queenstown and
A destructive Arc has occurred at Bath, Maine.
Twenty Btores and eleven dwellings were burnt.
George Davis, a prominent Israelite of Rich?
mond. Va., and a millionaire, died yesterday
' Thc ship Cordelia ls at Queenstown, leaky.
A dispatch from Havana announces that Yal
maseda haiassnmed the Oaptaln-Goneralshlp. -
Brockaway, thc alleged New York counter?
feiter, is discharged nuder the statute of limita?
Some burglars, in attempting yesterday to rob
the bank in North Kingston, Rhode Island, burn?
ed down thc, bank building and the town records
for leo years.
The Hodson Is fall ol icc. At noon, yesterday,
thc New York boats had not arrived at Albany.
There was a light fall of snow in Augusta, Ga.,
AXSON-HERIOT.-On Wednesday evening,
14th instant, at tho residence of the bndo's
brother, by tho Kev. L. H. Shuck. JOSIAH M. AX
SON to ELIZABETH S. daughter or thc late?obn R.
Heriot, all or this city. No .-.ards. *
Acquaintances'or ??r. and Mrs. Oran Bassett and
family, also the "Teachers and Sunday-school
Scholars or Bethel Church, arc respectfully In?
vited to attend the Funeral Services of WILLIAM
ALBERT BASSETT, youngest son er Mr. and
Mrs. Oran Bassett, at Bethel Church, To-Monr.ow
MONNING, at half-past 0 o'clock. deel:
p&- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
MEltCEDITA, from New York, are notified that
she is discharging cargo at Auger's Wharf.
Goods remaining uncalled for at sunset wlU bo
gtored at owners' risk and expense.
(1CC17-1 JAMES ADQBR & CO.. Agents.
pS- CONSIGNEES' N OTIC E.-CON
SIGNEES per Merchant's Lino schooner LILLY,
from New York, ?re Hereby notified that she ls
THIS DAV discharging cargo ot Adgers' North
Wharf. All goods not called for befora sunHct
will be 6tored at risk and expense or consignees.
Posi'lvely no claims oll'iwed arter goods leave thc
wharf. WILLIAM ROACH k CO.h
decl7-l _ Amenta.
p&- OFFICE OF THE SOUTH CARO?
LINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. -
CHARLESTON. S. C., DECEMBER 15, 1870.-The
sixth" Instalment of FIVE DOLLARS per Share will
be payable on January Y\ proximo, in Charleston,
at the ofllcc ot the company; In Sumter, to Major
Joseph Johnson; in Manning, to Dr. 0. Allen
Huggins. WM. H.FE l'.ONN EAU,
P&-?LL PARTIES HAVING CLAIMS
ngainsttho Ewtareor WM. B. Mc OWE LL, de
ceased, will hand them in, properly attested,
within thirty days, or tliei1 will be debarred pay?
ment Those persons indebted to thc E-*tir.c will
make payment to WM. A. MCDOWELL,
decl0-?3* Oualitlcd Executor.
~p9^EV?RY PARTICLE OF POISON?
OUS matter la carried out or the Bystem, the pale
and sallow will become fresh and vigorous, by
using SIMMONS'S LIVER REGULATOR.
pa- FOR MOTH PATCHES,
Freckles and Tan, use PERRY'S MOTH AND
FRECKLE LOTION. The only reliable and harm?
less rem'dy known to science for removing
brown discolorations from the Face, Prepared
only by Dr. B.C. PERRY, No. 49 Bond street,
New York. Sold by Dragglata everywhere.
pS* UNIT AUTAN CHURCH.-DIVINE
Service will be held In thia Church To-Moiinow
MOBUINO, at hair-past 10 o'clock, and In the
evening at a quarter-past 7 o'clock, the Rev. R,
P. CUTLER officiating. All strangers are cor?
dially Invited to attend. Subject for the evening
disconrse: "The Second Birth, Mysterious yet
pS* TRINITY CHURCH.-BEV. DR.
WHITEFOORD SMITH will preach TO-MOBROW
MORN ISO at half-past 10 o'clock, and-the Rev. T.
E. WANAMAKER at Niau?, at quarter-past 7
The affternoons are devoted to the Sunday
School exercises. All friends of the canse are in
vlted to be present._decl7-l
PS* DIVINE SERVICE WILL BE CON?
DUCTED in the Orphans' Chapel, on SABBATH AF?
TERNOON, at hair-past 3 o'clock, by the Rev. C. S.
^BETHEL METHODIST EPISCOPAL
CHURCH, SOUTH. -Divine Service will bc held in
this Church TO-MOBROW MORNING, at half-past 10
o'clock, by Bishop W. M. WIQHTMAN; and in the
afternoon, at half-past 3 o'clock, by Rev. W. W.
pS* OWING TO THE ABSENCE OP
Dr. HICKS from the city, there will be no preach?
ing ia Hibernian Hall on SUNDAY. Providence
permitting, Religious Services will be resumed
the following Sunday._-decl7
OMEN'S MERINO SHIRTS! MEN'S
MERINO SHIRTS 1 Cheap at 76 cents to $2, at
decB-ths4_0. E. A A. S. JOHNSON.
fS* IMPORTANT TO OWNERS OF
SEWING MACHINES.-JOHN CLARE, JB., A CO.S
BEST SIX-CORD SPOOL COTTON, on Black
Spools. For sale at retail by D. B. HASELTON,
No. 307 Kin g street._dec6-lmo
?2S9-NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HOLD?
ING Cotton In i'arlington County can have lt in?
sured in good companies at half per cent per
month by applying at the Courthouse to
deol3-6_?_h: Q. DARGAN.
pS*TRE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DB. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OIL k Us all pain in
two minutes. Cancers, Bolls, Tetter and Old
Sores, cure a In 48 hours by DB. HASKELL'S CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For sale at retail by
G. W. AJUAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DE?
DB. H. BAER, POT,
A. O. BARBOT, DR. O. J. LOIN','
ED. S. BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE & CO.,
M. H. COLLINS A CO., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
GRAMAN it SCH WAKE, DB. W. A. SKRINE. 1
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
And at wholesale by DOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS,
sole Agents for South Carolina. novll-3mo3D*w
pS* MY FRIEND, STOP THAT TERRI- ;
BLE Oongh, and- thus avoid a consumptive's
grave, by using DB. PIERCE'S ALT. EXT. OR |
GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY. For curing all
throat, bronchial and lung diseases, lt has never
been equalled. Sold by Druggists.
ps* DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, BUT |
try the PHIL?TOKEN, OR FEMALE'S FRIEND,
which by Its speclQc action on the t?male system,
brings' the bloom or health to the leaden eye and
the Ballow check"; insures comfort and aafety dur?
ing periods of trial, and gives satisfaction and Joy |
to tho disappointed and despondent. Sold by the
Druggists at $1 per bottle. Wholesale Depot,
DOWIE, MOISE ? DAVIS, No. 169 Meeting street,
Charleston, S. 0._declrj-thstas
pS* AN ABSOLUTE - SAFEGUARD.
Invalida, broken down in health and spirits by
Chronic Dyspepsia, or suffering from the terrible
exhaustion which follows the attacks of acme dis.
ease, the testimony of thousands who have been
raised as by a miracle from a similar state of
prostration by HOSTELER'S STOMACH BIT?
TERS, ls a Bare guarantee that by the same means
you too may be strengthened and restored. .But
to those who stand in peril of epidemics, to aU
who, by reason of exposure, privations, and on
cougenlal cllmato or unhealthy pursuits, may at
any moment be stricken down, this paragraph ls
most particularly and ernvhaUccMy addressed.
You, who are thus situated, are proffered an ab?
solute safeguard against the danger thar, menaces
you. Tone and regulate the system with this
harmless medicinal Stimulant and Alterative, and
you wUl be forearmed against the maladies whose
seeds float around you In the air unseen. HOL?
TET I BR'S STOMACI BITTERS are not ouly a
s audanl Tonic and Alterative throughout the
United States, but they are accredited by the cer?
tificates of -thc most distinguished citizens of the
Union, to the people or ah other lands. In Canada,
Au. trulla and the West In des, they are gradually
taking placo of all other atom ic h les, whether
native or foreign, and as surely as truth ls pro?
gressive an t demonstration overthrows doubt,
they will eventually supersede every other In
vlgorant aud Restorative now employed in
pS* THE STATE OF SOUTH CARO?
LIN.!, COUNTY OP ORANGEB?RG.-Court of |
Common Pleas.-C. A. STALEY, H. N. STALEY,
M. C. ULMER, F. D. STALEY and ANNA D. CUL-1
LER sad L. HAN E CULLER, Plaintiffs, aga nat J.
WESLEY HOUSER* and RACHEL UOU?ER, De- j
To IM Defendants, J. Wesley Houser ana Rachel ?
Houser : .
You arc hereby summoned and required to an?
swer the complaint in this action, which ls med
in the office of the Clerk of Common Pleas for
the sold County, and to serve a copy of yonr
answer to thc said complaint on thc subscribers,
at their office in Orangeburg, S. C., within twenty
days after the service hereof, exclusive of the
day of sueh service; and if.you falito answer the
complaint within the time aforesaid the Plaintiffs
In this action will apply to the Court for the re?
lief demanded In tte complaint.
Ll UT.-ON" A LEG ARB, ,
1ZLAR & DIBBLE,
Dated December 8,1870.
I certify that the above Summons is published
under an order made by the Judge of Probate for
this County, which extends the time for answer
to six weeks. GEO. BOHNIR,
decio-so_ 0- 0. C P.
ps* AWAY WITH SPECTACLES.-OLD
Eyes made new, easily, without doctor or medi?
cines. Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Ad?
dress Dr. E. B. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue.
Kew York. _dec?s
ps* AWAY WITH UNCOMFORTABLE
TRUSSES.-Commit and Cure for thc Ruptured.
Sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Address
Dr. E. ?. FOOTE, No. 120 Lexington avenue. New
pgr PIMPLES ON THE FACE.-FOR
Comedones, Blaokworms or Grubs. Pimply Erup?
tions and blotched olsUgurations on the Face, use
PER HY'S COMEDONE AND PIMPLE REMEDY,
Depot No. 49 Bond street, New York. Sold by
Drugglsra everywhere._di cl5-thstn3moB
pS*k GRAND EPOOH IN SCIENCE.
From the time when, in 1834, Dr. RUGGE discov
oreti "CsrboUc Acid? and its extraordinary medl
cal effects, nothing in the history of Medicine kai
equalled lt. Largely used by- the French physl
clans in treatment of consumptive and scrofa
loos diseases, lt was introduced by the Court ray
Meian of Berlin, MAX ERNST HENRY, into Pms
ala, and from thence to the United states. No
ching else or the present day can equal HEN
RY'S SOL?LION OR CARBOLIC OON8TITUTIOS
RENOVATOR. Patients get better after only orv
dose has Dem taken, and we cordially recommenc
tt to the pahUc-[Editor "Argus." jani7 lyx
(Eroding ano irrjrmsrring <&ooo8.
PRINCE <>F WALES FROCKS '
ENGLISH MORNING COATS
. DRESS FROCKS
SILK AND VELVET VESTS, and
LOW PRICED BUSINESS SUITS.
SHAKER, BRITISH, and
PATENT PANTALOON DRAWERS.
SCARLET AND WHITE SHAKER FLANNEL
COTTON FLANNEL AND JEANS
CARTWRIGHT AND WARNER'S
SUPER STOUT COTTON
SCARLET AND WHITE ALL-WOOL"
COLORED AND WHITE MERINO '
TRUE FIT SHIRTS
NBGLEGE SHTRTB ;," ??
FRANKLIN, GUARDS j"
. BISHOP'A ND PARAGONS
THE TRUNE PAPER COLLARS ABD
ENGLISH BUCK, CALF
DOG, KID. BEAVER
SILK, CLOTH, and
VIENNA TRAVELLING BAGS ' . .
TRUNKS, LAP ROBES and ? v
ROBES DE CHAMBRE and
For elegance, ease and comfort to the
wearer, these Gooda are recommended with
confidence. ? >
J. H. LAWTON ft GO.,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BUILDING.
Shaker Flannel, *
. * ? .it
A LARGE VARIETY OF NEW GOODS
FOR THE HOLIDAYS,
At Extremely Low Prices.'
STAB SHIRT EMPORIUM,
MEETING STREET, OPPOSITE HARKET.
macbincTTj, (Eastings, Ut.
jyjE.ETING STREET FOUNDRY'
THIS HST AB UBPPBW m NOW rvamsEJHa TEM Ol*
MCCARTHY COTTON OIN,
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS,
Of various sizes, on hand.
Improved Vertical and Horizontal Oom MUM,
Sugar Milla, Sugar Boners and Pana, ot an
Horse-Powera and Gin Gearing, from 6 to ld feat
Improved Lever Cotton Presses, for Hand, Power,
Saw and Rice MlHs.
Machinery and Castings of all descriptions made
Particular attention paid to House Pronta and
Gautings for Buildings, Gratings, eisten Ocvors,
Stab Weights, Ac, tc
WILLIAM S. HENEBET,
MACHINIST AND FOUNDBB,
Na 814 MEETING STREET.
CHABOB8TON, ? ~
JO-HN MARSHALL, J B .,
NAVAL STORES, COTTON, LUMBER ANDBRBk
Charter ?a, S.;C.