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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
THE IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE
PRESENTATION OF THE ARTICLES.
Thc Work of the General Assembly.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NETS.]
COLUMBIA, December 13.
A committee from the House presented the
articles of impeachment against Judge Ver?
non, to thc Senate, at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
There are sis articles for drunkenness, one for
* issuing blank writs of habeas corpus, and one
for contempt of the House.
In the Senate the State penitentiary swin?
dles were shown up in the course of a debate
on a resolution to investigate that institution.
The resolution passed. Corbin's bill amend?
ing the election law was discussed, and a mo?
tion to strike out the section appointing a
manager from each political party was lost.
Pending further consideration of the bill the
Senate adjourned. A resolution (by Corbin)
was carried requiring the county treasurer ol
Charleston to report the number of checks
drawn during the administration of himself
alfa predecessors, showing the amount, the
name of drawer, and lor what purpose.
In the House, the articles of impeachment
of Judge Ternon were presented by Whipper,
reaif and adopted by a vote ol 84 to U-a party
vote with the exception of Hagood and Sul?
livan. Five sections ol the jury bill were
.read. One Jury commissioner lor ea^h county
is provided for. The bill consolidating the
land commission and the agricultural bureau
It is stated that the $135,000 of legislative
appropriation ls not exhausted, but that not
enough money is received irom Klmpton to
The Governor affirms that the opposition to
him arises from a desire of parties to pass cor?
rupt measures over his veto.
THE LAND BING.
, STARTLING DISCLOSURES IN THE SENATE.
S700.000 Clean Gone-Xo Records Kept
The Honesty of Politicians.
[FROM Ol'K OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, January 10.
The debate in the Senate to-day upon the
land commission brought to light some start?
ling facts. The Senate had before it two re?
solution! from the House looking to a report
from the land commissioner and advisory
board. One required the secretary of the
advisory board to furnish a copy of the pro?
ceedings of the board since they first met;
and the other was a resolution requiring a re?
port from the present land commissioner (by
the 15th inst.) of his transactions, and lrom
the advisory board of the transactions of the
former land commissioner. Nearly the whole
day's session was spent In dUcussing the reso?
lutions. The debate was spicy and was eager?
ly listened to.
The main opposition to the resolutions was
because they were "unnecessary," and be?
cause the committee already appointed to
investigate would make all necessary reports.
Senator Leslie made a loDg speech. He
understood the resolution. As to its passage,
he was willing to defer to tho good judgment
of the Senate. He was told tnat the resolu?
tion came from the House. He wished some?
body would tell him something about the
land commission that he did not already know.
Corbin wished that "he would tell what he
knew, and keep the Senate in suspense no
Leslie asked what report can the advisory
board make ? He appealed to the opposition
of the Senate. He thought sometimes that it
was best to teil a lie, but when he was caught,
at it, he thought it was best to tell the truth.
"I say that a report ot the land commission
will never be made known. I tell this Senate,
and the country generallv, that you have got
all the report you are ever going to get. Now
this is a very
BOLD, PLAIN STATEMENT,
but I know what I am talking about. I was
long enough in that office to know its opera?
tions." Mr. Leslie referred to the investigating
committees, and said that they were all gotten
up lor black mail purposes. He asked ll' any
senator had known any good to com? oubof
A investigating committee; if such commit?
tees are not more in view of covering up than
uncovering. "I mean," he said, "ultimately
to have a report. The
LAND COMMISSION WAS A EAD JOB,
and there bad been a large amount ol money
spent. But *vhat could" the advisory board
say If the resolution passed ? It could only say
that it was not within its power to make a re?
port, as there were no records in th? office.
The resolution directs the land commissioner
to do something that it is out of his power to
do. It is simply a nullity."
ON THE STAND.
He thought the best proposition was to put
these men on the stand and have them swear
as to the transactions of the office. He would
then be compelled to say how much land was
bought In certain counties, what were th?
fees, how much was received for lt. Ac. He
was ready to attend before the committee
whenever notified that they were ready. His
time had- not yet. come. The advisory
board had no right to call upon him for
any statement, ft could easily be made
he could give them Paul's epistle to the
Corinthians and that V.OU'J be a report.
Let the chairman of the committee arraign
them all, and he (Leslie) would tell, upon oath,
all that he knew. The advisory board must all
be put upon the stand and give their testimony.
As the land commissioner ol this State, lie
. said, "my record is clear. I have no favor to
ask, and want none. But I want the people
of the State to understand my position, and
that they can only understand by summoning
me. No man shall know anything from me until
you swear me. Any man is a consummate ass
that would introduce such a resolution as this.
I am conscious o? the iuture, and, I think, I
know where I am and where I shall be. I ask
that the resolution do lie upon the table. The
'committee to investigate were, appointed just
?rlor to the holidays, and they have had no
time to organize."
Leslie desired to introduce a resolution in?
structing the committee to take sworn testi?
Senator Corbin objected to the assumption
o? the gentleman from Barnwell. Matters had
come to a point where they could stard them
no longer. Ho said that the laud commission?
er and the advisory board should be made to
tell these things; and then, If we don't believe
them, we could go alter them.
Senator Leslie said he had no faith in politi?
cians. He did not believe in the honesty of
any party. Every day or two there comes a
resolution ot Investigation. Every party had
its turn at professing honesty. He didn't be?
lieve that any one believed any ol the state?
ments that had been made by himself or the
advisory board. The senator irom Darlington
-he had no rieht to refer to him-can bore
and bore, and when he lias bored *a hole big
enough he can jump into it and go down to the
centre. I won't make a report to anybody.
Get what you can. I don't make any throats
about the matter. Don't think that yon are
any more honest than I am. We are air cor?
rupt, and as to the third party of Reformers,
the devil will get hold ol' them, ll is one ol'
the effects cf u Republican form of govern?
He wanted the investigation to be complete,
and iv take ail thc testimony he would give
them. There were no records of the advisory
board. If r.ny one would go into the land of?
fice and work lor one year, be would know
no more about it than he does now.
HATNE, FROM MARION,
made some remarks, in which he pitched into
the Whlttemore land investigation now being
carried on. He said he was a former agent of
the land commission, and had purchased lands
for them. He had made his report to the land
commissioner, and placed the deeds in his
hands. On the investigating committee, the
senator from Darlington had endeavored to
place himself, by reporting himself as
chairman. Failing iu this, he lind sent
his tools into Marion County to find out
what purchases had been made. I say the
senator has gone below his level. [Coroin
thought here that Hayne was trespassing
upon the House. But Hayne thought th ut
when one senator ill-used the name of another
there should be some place for redress.] He
did not think It the duty of any one senator
to make himself a special detective. He was
willing to co before the committee at any
time to testify. He had no objection to the
gentleman's striving to redeem hlmselt from
any past reputation; but he was not willing that
he should pull down his (Hayne's) good hame
to build up his lost reputation.
The senator was here reminded that he was
out of order, and continued: "The senator
from Darlington will do well enough to find
out what i9 in his own county. Because I op?
posed him in a certain election, he endeavors
to blast my character with my people. Per?
sons who live in glass houses should never
The resolution was tiien voted on, and laid
on the table by a vote ol 16 to 10.
FROM A REFORM STANDPOINT.
Mr. Duvall, a Relormer from Chesterfield,
arose and said that lt was not his purpose to
take part in the debate. Il was well known
that their constituents were looking for an In?
vestigation. He was waiting to see what was
going to be done by the party In power. A
large amount ot land had been bought upon
which no taxes were paid. As lo the matter
of there being a thorough investigation, he
thought differently. They had wailed a very
long time before the other department reports
had been made. He did not see wiiy the gen?
tlemen did not do their duiy. They were well
paid for it.
SOME RICH BY-PLAY
took place just here between Leslie and Cor?
bin, in which the former described Corbin's
coming to the Legislature last winter with his
big coat on with pockets inside-out and filled
with money lor the passage ct the phosphate
bill Corbin wanted to know what had become
of the $700,000 voted lo the land commission.
COMMITTEE TO GO TO WORK.
. Mr. Hayes, chairman of the committee ap?
pointed to Investigate, Informed the Senate
that the committee bad as yet no opportunity
to go to work. They had had a conference
with the House committee and agreed to go to
work this weol:.
The yeas and nays were then called on the
second resolution, and lt was laid on the table
by a vote of 14 to 16.
A DAY FOR THE LAWYERS
An Extra Salary for Judge Orr-.Land
Commliilon Fees-Salarien of School
Commissioners - The Impeachment
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
COLUMBIA, January 12.
Odr legislators have allowed a day to pass
without tearing open anew that sore of the up?
country troujles, and have turned their atten?
tion to law matters pertaining to the judges
and lawyers. The Senate spent most ol its
time in the consideration of a resolution to
vote additional compensation to Judge Orr,
and the House took equally long to decide to
postpone the consideration of the resolution
authorizing the purchase of Mr. Seabrook's
compilation of the penal statutes.
Nothing new nor startling has come up,
the only thing to look to now being the im?
peachment. The articles will be prepared by,
and very likely presented to-morrow.
SENSIBLE MODE OF AFFORDING RELIEF.
The Reverend Johnson, in the Senate, thinks
that if the State must aid the unfortunate of
the up-counlry, lt had better do so In an hon?
est and sensible way. He introduced the fol?
Whereas, There has been information
brought to the notice of this General Assem?
bly of the terrible outrages that have been re?
cently committed In the up-country by un?
known parlies, whereby many lives have" been
lost, and numbers ot men compelled to leari*
their homes; and whereas many men from
these counties are now in this city suffering
from want of food, clothing and shelter, and
dare not return to their homes; now, there?
fore, be it
Resolved by the Senate, the House ol Repre?
sentatives concurring. That these men be em?
ployed, or in some manner afforded relief by
the State, until such time as they may with
safety return to their homes.
SCHOOL-HOUSES IN SUMTER COUNTT.
A bill to provide for more sehool-hou?es in
Sumter County, Just introduced, provides for
the erection ot so many buildings that the
pupils will not be compelled to travel more
than lour miles to school. The act is in ac?
cordance with Section 40 of the ?ducation
FEES FOR LAND COMMISSION.
Although the affairs of the land commission
have not emerged lrotn the contusion (but has
always been omnipresent, yet, by the exer?
tions of the surveyor ol the commission, Mr.
Jackson, a large number of lots are made
ready for sale. The fees allowed by Section 9
?ot the act forming the land commission are
not lo exceed $10." In all cases we learn that
this amount ls being collected, thus making a
burden on the poor people who desire to set?
tle upon the lands. Mr. Nash introduces a
bill to so amend the act that not more than
$2 50 can be collected.
WHARF LINE IN CHARLESTON.
The bil' introduced yesterday by Mr. Corbin,
to amend au act entitled -an act establishing a
line beyond which the wharves shall not be
1 extended in the City of Charleston, and tor
other purposes," provides for the extension ol
tile old line so as to conform with the present
channel which will bring the piers on the pro?
per channel line, and give the requisite depth
Of water In that part of the harbor. This biil
has been introduced through the urgent solici?
tation of parties owning wharf property and
the city engineer, Mr. L. J. Barbot. lt is made
the duty ol the City Council of Charleston to
cause the plat, with the line marked out by Hie
city engineer, to be recorded lu the otl?be of
the secretary ot State, and also ir. the ofl'cc
of the registrar of mesne conveyances lor
Charleston County, within six months aller the
passage of the act.
SPECIAL TAX-CHESTERFIELD COUNTT.
A joint resolution has been introduced by
Mr. Duvall authorizing Hie county commis?
sioner of Chesterfield County to levy a special
tax o! two mills, to be specially applied tb the
indebtedness ol'the county past due.
The Impeachment trial still keeps in the pros?
pective. Whittemore. has something to offer
every day from the cotnmiltee appointed to
lorin rules, although the object lor which Hie
committee waa constituted is already accom?
plished. Everything seems to be left to our
very dear friend, Ben, and if the term "Whit?
temore Legislatur? " is allowable, the term
"Whittemore Imp* achmenl" is still more so.
Nothing is to escavj him this time, elven the
tickets are passe-. upon by him. In fact, the
whole hog is to be placed right lu his lap.
Judge Vernon must feel like crawling out of
To-day the clerk of the Senate was Instruct?
ed to inform the clerk ol the House Hiat the
Senate was ready lo receive the managers ap?
MAINTENANCE OF ILLEGITIMATES.
Whlttemore seems to zo into everything,
from alpha to omega. The last sensation in
his line of law-making is a bill of which he
gave no'ice yesterday, to tho.se who were in?
terested, (as he said.) The bill ls rather ver?
bose, und gives trial Justices Jurisdiction in the
matter. Iiis rather hard on the paternal an?
cestors, thus stopping in a measure promiscu?
PAT OF THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL.
Nash introduced to-day a bill repealing all
that part of the law that Hives the ad'utan t
general a salary ot $2500. When it comes into
the House, it will be "good-bye, John," to the
The repor? of the committee on fie judicia?
ry on a Joint resolution to allow lion. James
L. Orr compensation for extra services, was
discussed at great length to-day in the Senate,
about two hours being given to it. The re?
port of the committee recommended that two
thousand dollars be allowed. The evidence
belore the committee showed that (luring 1869
and '70 Judge Orr held court at Abbeville in
August. 18C9, titree week?; at Newberry, Oc?
tober, 1SG9, three weeks; at Edgefielri, January,
1870, three weeks, and at Sparenburg, Hafen,
1370, three weeks. The report also states that
the committee is opposed to extra allowances
to salaried officers for services rendered; but
when, as in the present case, so much more
service than expected is rendered, it is bnt
Just that there should be a proper recognition
Tho resolution was Introduced bv Mr. Whit
temoiv, bur. gotten up by Mr. Wilson, from
Anderson, who deiended tho report ol the
Wimbush opposed it. It was only a few days
ago a resolution voting some one five thous?
and dollars for aiding the solicitors had gone
throuiih, and it was hard to find out who got
it. If the judges liad failed lo do their duty,
they did not fail lo draw their salaries. The
Senate should refuse to pay any such ac?
Nash thought that they did no;liing but leg?
islate for lawyers and judges. Leslie urged
that Ibis resolution would only open the door
for many others. He did not oppose the reso?
lution itself, but he thought il contrary to the
spirit of the-constitution. Nash got ihe floor
again, and said he very much suspected that
tl?ls changing from one circuit to another was
an arrangement between the Judges. Wilson
spoke at length, and favored tho claim as a
Just one. He was conservative, and in favor j
of honest claims, and thought this should be
paid. Governor Orr had not anticipated this j
increased work when he took the position.
The discussion, as I said belore. occupied
much time, and Hie matter obtained much
prominence-not so much on ils own merits,
as on Its being an indicator of oilier like
claims Mr. Duvall, from Chesterfield, made a
speech against lt. At the duse ol' what he
said, the whole matter was indefinitely post?
poned by an almost tie vote of 13 to 12.
REEUISU'S DIVORCE DILI..
The bill of Mr. Reedish to provide fbi the
granting of divorces, which has not as yet
been introduced, will be in a measure superior
to that o? -Mr. Hagood. The former does
i away willi a separation from bed and board,
which ls m rely a premium on prostitution.
The iwo bills will doubtless be considered In
committee at once, and a bill embracing the
good points of each be reported as a substi?
I SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS' SALARIES.
The education act ol last winter, though a
long time on its passage and well considered
throughout, needed a trial io decide its weak
points. It has had that trial, and those weak
points have in a degree been made apparent.
The school-book arrangement o?er which was
had such a long fight, and which was lobbed
long and earnestly, has proven to be a com?
plete humbug. In many cases school commis?
sioners are reported to have taken books In
lange quantities to Charleston and other places,
and disposed ol them at greatly reduced prices.
The matter of school commissioners and sal?
aries is all at ends, too. Honest reform can
be made here, if anywhere. Thc salaries,
amounting In the aggregate as they do to a
comparatively small sum, have to come out of
the appropriation for school purposes, and
making a sad inroad upon lt. Three-fifths ol
Hie appropriation being used for tills purpose
does, certainly, seem to be a tuking ot the
means of education right out of the bands of
Hie people ot the State. Any reduction here
ls a good thing. Mr. S. J. Lee. chairman of
the committee on county entices, in the House,
has taken the tiret rational step, and reported
a bill from that committee scallug the salaries.
His bili provides for salaries as follows: In
the counties of Abbeville, Colletoa and
Oraugebnrg the sum of one thousand dollars;
for the counties of Darlington, Green?
ville, Laurens. Marlon, Richland, Spt>~
tanburg and York eight hundred und
fifty dollars; for Anderson, Chester. Fairfield,
Georgetown, Kershaw, Newberry, Union and
Williamsburg, seven hundred dollars; for Clar?
endon, Chesterfield, Horry, Lexington, Marl?
boro' and Oconee, five hundred dullars; Barn?
well eleven hundred dollars; Beaufort and
Edtrefleld twelve hundred dollars; Dickens four
hundred dollars; Charleston one thousand eight
hundred dollars. The salaries are to lie
drawn quarterly. The toial of the salaries ls
twenty-otie thousand two hundred and thirty
dollars, or over ten thousand dollars less than
the estimate of the superintendent ol educa?
tion, and less by a like amount than were paid
This is indeed a snving; but the General As
ecmbly can by amending make a reduction ol'
another ten thousand. Ten thousand dollars
should cover the whole thing. The people,
however, will not quarrel with .Mr. Lee on his
bill, and it is to be hoped that it will pass.
TUE FIRST RECEPTION.
The Governor gave his first reception of the
season to-ulght. It was a great improvement
in all things on the reception ol last winter. All
the prominent State officials and many ol' the
shining lights ol the government were pres?
ent, Including a few Reformers. The five
thousand dollars and over appropriated lo
alter the Executive mansion have been ex?
pended, and a lair showing made l'or the
COMPILATION OF TUE PENAL STATUTES.
The main discussion in the House to-duy was
on a jolut resolution for the purchase ol n com?
pilation oi the penal statutes ol' the Stale by
Mr. Seabrook, of Charleston. The committee
reported allowing him two thousand dollars
for the work. The malu argument used against
it was that the work was already Included in
the compilation of the laws by the code cora
missioners, for which a large sum was being
paid. By the resolution the work is to bu
passed upon by the chief justice and attorney
general, and if approved is lo be purchased.
The resolution was considered thoroughly,
. ENORMOUS LICENSES.
Columbians seem to be Indignant at the tnx
bill recently adopted by the common council.
The licenses are lu many cases heavy anti bur?
densome, and generally higher than ever be?
lore been levied. Tue tux on parties who
come lrotu abroad to sell, however, might be
increased. It is trying io merchants livre to
have irresponsible parlies, with no expense.?
lo pay. come in and undersell them. Duriug
the winter monlbs this is done to an extent
thal is surprising.
The Governor to-day pardoned a young
man. by the name of J. H. L. Smith, from
Charleston, who was sentenced to live years
imprisonment for handling stolen goods. He
has already served two years ol' lils time.
UOCSE OF CORRECTION.
A bill was introduced in the Senate to-day
to ?stablish a house ot correction, which pro?
vides fur an appropriation of twelve thousand
dollars for that purpose. The Governor and
others are constituted a commission to attend
lo the maller.
STEAMSHIP S USE.
LONDON, January 13.
The steamship Crescent, from Havana, sunk
in ihe Mersey River last night. Several of her
crew are missing.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The printers of Savannah have resumed
work at the old prices.
The Ocean Bank of New York has been
mulcted In the excess of the value or ihe bonds
held us collateral over the loan, with interest,
upon the difference; negligence on tne part ol'
the bann whereby the bonds were stolen hav?
ing been established.
Allan A. Burton, ol Kentucky, has accepted
the appointment of secretary to ihe Dominican
Dion beat Deery on the 135th inning, in the
billiard match in San Francisco, scoring 500
G. M. Ford, of Chicago, left papers at Van?
couver, indicating hlsjiuteniion to drown him?
Wm. Stokes, of Oregon, ha '^een killed in a
quarrel over a horse race.
Peter Mullen was found murdered near San
Diego on Thursday.
A VICTORY AT LE MANS.
THE GERMANS TAKE TER THOVSA NH
Trocha will Fight to the Lust-The
German Shells Set Fire to thc Sub?
urbs of Paris.
LONDON, January 12-Midnight.
The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg telegraphs
the Duchess as follows : "Alter crossing the
rivulet of Haime, on Tuesday, we fought on
the next, day; gained a victorious battle at
Lombron and La Chapelle, taking nearly ten
thousand prisoners. Our loss is inconsidera?
ble. We are advancing on Le Mans.
NEW YORK, January 13.
The Herald publishes a postscript from Ver?
sailles of the 10th, which says : "Peace*' ru?
mors prevail at general headquarters.*"
German batteries now fire into Paris from
St. Cloud, Meudon, Chattlllon and Clamart.
Shells reach Neuilly, Porte and' Moillot,
avenues l'lmperalrice and Roi de Rome,
Champs de Mars and the Luxembourg Garden
Observatory. Porte Bicetre and the Place De
La Concorde are also said to be reached. Thus
far five hundred shells have been thrown with-1
in the line of bastion surrounding Paris. . Fires
have occurred in St. Jacques. On the night of
the 9th instant there was a large conflagration
near the Luxembourg. (
The French fire drove the Prussians from
Mont Avron. The fire from Clamart, reaches
the Invalides Hospital and Champ de Me rs.
Persons have been killed in the Church ol St.
Sulplce by German shells.
Trochu proclaims that he will fight to the
A World special from London, the 11th,
states that a Brussels dispatch of the 11th
says the result of ten days' bombardment of
nine forts, and seven French^batteries between
Hie forts, ls, that no serious damage has been
done and not a single gun dismounted, but
320 Germans have been killed and wounded!
Mont Avron was swept by the French fire,
and the Germans evacuated their position.
Bnnds of Reds posted red' placards, which
were torn down by the people.
. LONDON, January 12.
A letter from Berlin of the 10th says
orders have been issued that French officers
who escaped from places of confinement in
Germany shall, upon recapture, be treated as
A Times special from Berlin says that Count
Bismarck repudiates the arHcles of the Ver?
sailles Moniteur on the subject of the defences
The Effects of the Bombardment.
LONDON, January 12.
Special to the New York Telegram : Dis?
patches from Paris dated the 9th and 10th,
confirm the reports of thc destructive effects
ol the enemy's shells in the neighborhood of
the Luxembourg. The Injury done to build?
ings in that neighborhood is everywhere to be
seen. The southwestern suburb of the city is
in ruins. The damage to the buildings in the
neighborhood of St. Jacques'is great; and the
general impression was thai neither life nor
property was safe in that vicinity. The bat?
tery nt Clamart is doing the Germans good
service. Shells undoubtedly reach the Place
de la Concorde.
THE GERMAN JTNION.
Bismarck's Circular to Austria-Thc
Conquests from Frunce-Plan of Fed?
eration and Rule for Alsace und Lor?
raine-War Exigencies and thc Draft
-Every Mau for thc Country.
The Berlin correspondent of the New York
Herald, writes on the 5th instant :
The very clever Cabinet action of Bismarck
in securing Austria's good wishes and leeling
towards the North German Confederation by
the transmission of his late dispatch to Baron
Beust, thc premier of the empire, In Vienna, :
followed by the important step which has just .
been taken by the three South German States
towards confederation, has created a most
agreeable Burprise in the diplomatic world of 1
Germany. It produces a voluntary disconlln- j
nance of their several legations In Vienna,
which they were not obliged lo withdraw un?
der the new order of affairs produced by the
It ls even now hoped by the Prussian Gov?
ernment that Saxony, which has stilt a sepa?
rate representative at the courts ol' London,
Brussels, Vienna and Florence, will follow the
example ol the Bavarians and others, and con- i
sol?date. This was a grand point for the con?
sideration of the authorities having to decide
on the future organization of the conquered '
provinces. It was a difficulty even, and pre?
sentios itself a?fsuch previous to the termina?
tion ol' the war, its adjustment was attempted
before by temporary official arrangements.
This difficulty no longer continues. It has
been changed at once into a link ot Hie bond
for Hie permanency of Hie national institutions.
THE CONQUESTS FROM FRANCE-FUTURS RULE
IS THE PROVINCES.
Although the matter ls kept a secret by the ,
Prussian authorities, lt ls known here that cer?
tain conferences which have been held at i
Versailles aim nt effecting a solution of the
territorial question of Hie future ot the French
territory ot Alsace and Lorraine, by which it
shall become a distinct lund lief under the im?
perial government of Hie German empire, the
Governor having his residence in Strasbourg
and exercising all Hie rights ol' the crown by
tnouns of his own executive authority and
through a Cabinet appointed by the emperor
of Germany. The federated territory is to have
?ts own systems ot finance, taxation and legal
administration, and enter at once as ?member
ol Hie German Zollverein. Aller three years
from the close ol' Hie war the people of the
federated territory may elect parliamentary
representatives to : the North German Reich
slag; Hie federated territory to remain the
joint property ol' the realm of Germany, but
be placed under the more immediate Juris?
diction ol the Bund Council and Reichstag.
REIN FORCEMENTS FOR THE ARMY.
The enrolment of troops to reinforce the
Prussian Hnnies ls the "order ol' the day," as I
may call it, in Berlin. Prussia has heretofore
lurnished the greater portion of all the new
levies of ine empire, and does so still. Crowds
of raw recruits and soldiers of Hie reserves are
marched daily through the public aveuues and
great thoroughfares ot the city. They are
for the field. They are universally pitied by
Hie lookers-on and mourned by their remain?
ing relatives and lriends. No doubt ls enter?
tained but that very many of these poor
fellows will be frostbitten belore they reach
Bavaria is just now forming six new land?
wehr battalions. Wurtemberg lags behind in
the duly ol furnishing her quota. The burden
of replenishing the united army of Germany
falls very heavily on Prussia. In the more an?
cient provinces of Prussia citizens ol all ranks,
classes and occupations of lite, who never ex?
pected to serve ih the army, have been ordered
out. Among others who have been served
with the army warrant of conscripiion are
President von Wurml, chief of police, and
Baron von Hudson, director of the royal thea
-The German cry of surrender is Portion;
the French Quartier.
-Tue average cost of each shot fired into
Paris Is estimated at two hundred dollars.
Some cost fun i- hundred.
-Yanke, the Berlin publisher, has presented
the hospital there 18,000 volumes, couslstlng
in good part of romances.
-For Hie Parisians the most tempting
article to be seen in the show-window of
Chevet's restaurant is a pound of fresh butter.
-The house servants of Marseilles have sub?
scribed for a mitrailleur, to be called "the
faithful servant." i
-Every able-bodied male school-teacher of
the proper age, In Prussia, has been drafted
into the army.
-In Hie battle of Amiens, on the 27th of
November, occurred the curious coincidence
ol the capture of the Sixth company of the
Thirty-third French Infantry by the Sixth com?
pany of the Thirty-third Prussian.
-The Emperor, or ex-Emperor* Napoleon .
"received" at Wilhelmshohe on New Year's
day. Among his "callers" was Marshal Ba?
zaine. Numerous sympathetic letters and dis?
patches were also received by the fallen sov
eign of France.
-Since the siege .of Paris ten balloons have
been sent out of the city, of which two only
have fallen into the. .hands of the Prussians.
These balloons arc all named, and each was
provided with carrier pigeons, Intended for a
"return mail" to Paris.
-Sevres, in France, is crowded with Prus?
sian soldiers. The porcelain factory ls partly
burnt, and the rare designs for china and por?
celain wares have been entirely broken up.
Everything has been destroyed in the esta?
blishment, and only the four walls remain. .
-While arranging the private papers of Na?
poleon in Paris, the persons charged with
that duty discovered an immense number of
documents, essays, &c, upon the life and
limes of Caesar, which had been furnished to
the Emperor Napoleon for his "Life of Crcsar"
by eminent archaeologists and scholars of
France, England, and Italy, and from which
the Emperor "wrote" his history. This ls a
curious expos? of the Emperor's pretensions
as an author.
-The Archduke Albrecht ot Austria has
published a pamphlet, in which he reviews the
preponderance of the Prussian military capa?
city over that ol Austria. He shows that
while Germany, with its populntion of 38,500,
C00, can bring about 1,300,000 Into the held,
Austria, as at present prepared in her military
departments, could levy In the spring ol 1861
only 911,000 men. He proposes an Increase of
the regular Austrian army and a strengthen?
ing ol the Austrian frontier.
-A correspondent writes that King William,
of Prussia, is one of the most sensitive men In
the world. Though trained to war from his
youth, his feelings are so acule that his medi?
cal advisers were obliged to fo?bid his Majestv's
visits to the wounded at the palace. Theaouhd
of a death march or the sight of a military
funeral produces a deep melancholy, and the
aspect of the battle-fields on which were won
his Imperial crown, and the Immortal glory of
Prussia, and of his house and name, has made
him sick nigh unto death^and quite unmanned
him for many hours afterwards.
WASHINGTON, January 13.
A resolution has been adopted requesting
information trom the Secretary of War con?
cerning the progress of the works near the
mouth of the Cape Clear fliver, in North Caro?
David D. Porter was confirmed as admiral
by a vote of 30 to 10.
The prospects ol Judge Chase's restoration
to health are encouraging:
Segar declined the secretaryship of the Do?
The Judiciary committee voted down the pro?
position that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
amendments confer female suffrage. Lough
ridge and Butler alone voted aye.
The President sent a message to the Senate
to-day, with an abstract of papers in the War
Department, relative to thc outrages in North
Carolina and other Southern States. It covers
reports from 1867 to 1870.
Leggatt was confirmed to-day as commis?
sioner of patents.
The Senate adjourned to Monday.
In the House, a bill authorizing the issue o?
$500,000,000 ol'five per cent, funding bonds,
passed, willi an amendment leaving the quar?
terly payment of interest discretionary with
thc Secretary of the Treasury. The bill goes
to the Senate for concurrence.
A motion to abolish the bureau of education
failed, and Ihe House adjourned.
NOMINATION OE GENERAL FHA SK
ST. LOUIS, January 13.
In the vote in the Democratic caucus, yes?
terday, Blair received fifty-two; Glover, six?
teen; Phelps, thirlcen; Woodson, ten. Blair
thanked the caucus, announced himself a Dem?
ocrat, a .d liberally pledged himself, if elected,
Lo use his utmost ability for the interest of the
people of Missouri.
A FIG BT IN KENTUCKY
LOUISVILLE, January 13.
There is a report ol' a fight in Scott County
between a party of masked men and negroes.
One ol the maskers and three blacks are said
to be killed. The negroes are terribly fright?
ened, and are flocking into Frankfort.
AMNESTY QUESSION IN CONGRESS.
A Sharp Debate.
In the United States Senate, on Tuesday last,
Mr. Sawyer called up a bill removing the disa?
bilities of J. S. G. Richardson, reporter ol the
Supreme -Court of South Carolina, and lour
Mr. Saulsbury suggested that all the diffi?
culty in regard* to Hie removal ol' political dis?
abilities could be Bottled by the enunciation of
ii principle. L-Hatestbe applied, and as it
really ls applied, let it be understood that the
test ol Congress is this: "Does the person
whose disabilities ?re to be removed vote the
Republican ticket ?" That is the best test ol
loyalty, and it makes no difference, as the
action of lite Executive and as legislation here
has shown, what part an individual has taken
in the hue war. He may have commanded
armies, he may have slaughtered hundreds of
your citizens, he may have been one or thc
most efficient upholders of the Confederate
cause. But lhar. is no matter, provided that
lie uow voles the Republican licket and shows
fidelity lo the Republican cause. It is all
right, so he changes his voice, and cries loudly
"rebel," "traitor1 and "ku-klux" against hlB
former associates. Let it be known that this
is the rule to be applied, lt will be very plain
and simple, and every one will then know
what lo do. Vote the Republican ticket, and
holler "rebel" and "ku-klux" against your old
lriends and associates.
Mr. Pomeroy said that loyalty to the Demo?
cratic party ol' the South was an almost un?
doubted evidence ol' disloyalty to the Union.
The Democratic party of the South went as
naturally into ihe rebellion as a duck went
into water. To leave the Democratic party of
the South, which went bodily Into its organized
capacity into Hie rebellion, was certainly some
sign of returning loyalty. It was a good sign
ol repentance, and was probably well to be
adopted as a test, as Hie Senator (Mr. Sauls
bury) had suggested [laughter,] but it was
not necessary to say so in the law. He was
willing at the proper time to vote for universal
amnesty, and" when these men would keep the
peace and sustain the government of their
country, he would voie to relieve them,
whether they were Democrats or not.
Mr. Saulsbury said ii was not the first time
that such refuge had been taken from their posi?
tions In assaults on the Democratic parly.
Such assaults as this had been made upon Hie
Democratic party from its very birth. And
what is this party that ls now so bitterly as?
sailing it? A party which has subverted every
principle of constitutional liberty, which ls
constantly warring against the decrees o? Al?
mighty God Himself. A party whose latest
exploit is an attempt to annex to this country
a free negro republic; a party whose only mis?
sion is to degrade Hie while man and elevate
the negro. When the Democratic party comes
Into power In 1872, it will, as far as possible,
restore the government to what it was de?
signed to be by Its founders.
The morning hoar here expired, and the bill
was laid over.
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill Tor the removal
ol political disabilities, which was referred to
the Committee on Disabilities. -
[It provides that the legal and political disa
bl lties of all persons, except such as left the
Cabinet or Congress to go into the rebellion in
I860 and 1861, and those who have unlawfully
held office since May 31,. 1870, shall be re?
pS* THE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT?
ANCES of Mr. and Mrs. James Clotworthy, are re?
spectfully invited to attend the Funeral Services
of their infant daughter, ANNIE LOGAN, at their
residence, Ko. 238 King street, THIS MORNING, at
ll o'clork. jan 14
^DK. LYNAH WILL ATTEND TO
the duties of his profession. Office No. 64 Society
street. Residence Nc. 2 Rutledge avenue.
pS* THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN
AND TRUST COMPANY, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
DECEMBER 24, 1870.-SAV?NGS DEPARTMENT.
Depositors are requested to leave their BOOKS to
be credited with the January Quarterly Interest,
due 1st proximo.
All Deposits made on or before the 20th Jann
ary, will bear Interest from 1st January. Interest,
6 percent., will be compounded quarterly.
THOMAS R. WARING
pS* OFFICE OF THE SOUTH CARO?
LINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. - j
CHARLESTON, S. C., DECEMBER 15, 1870.-Tbe
sixth Instalment of Fi vii DOLLARS per Share will
be payable on January li, proximo, lu Charleston,
at the office of the company; In Sumter, to Major
Joseph Johnson; m Manning, to Dr. G. Allen
noggins. WM. H. PE RON NE AU,
pS* A CARD.-JOHN BINNS, AGENT,
respectfully Informs the merchants and business
people generally, that he bas engaged In his old
business of DRAYING, and holds himself In readi?
ness to engage In hauling for any person that needs
lils services. By uniform charges and personal
attendance to business he hopes to share a por?
tion of the public patronage. Can be seen at the
pS*J)R. J. C. LUDWIG, BAUNSCHEID
IST.-Dr. LUDWIG would respectfully Inform his
friends, and the citizens of Charleston generally,
that he has returned to the city and oilers his pro?
fessional services as a BAUNSCHE l DIST, tn the 'j
cure and relief of many diseases appertaining to [
the human system. His practice is particularly
applicable to all Diseases of the Skin (and all cu?
taneous infirmities,) Rheumatism, Gout, Neural?
gia, Dyspepsia, Ac.
Office la WENTWORTH STREET, No. 70, north
side, between King and St. Phillp street
Dr. Ludwig would respectfully refer to the fol?
Henry Gerdts, D. Leseman, L. Gronlng, W. I.
Middleton, J. H. Bolles, Miles Drake, James M.
Caldwell St SOD, Dr. J. B. Patrick, L. Welskopf, G.
C. Schmelzer, A. Moroso and P. A. McBride. yf
S* THE STATE OF SOUTH CARO?
LINA, COUNTY OF ORANGEBURG.-Court of |
Common Pleas.-C. A. STALEY, H. N. STALEY,
M. C. ULMER, F. D. STALEY and .ANNA D. CUL?
LER and L. LIANE CULLER, Plaintiffs, against J.
WESLEY HOUSER and RACHEL HOUSER, De- j
To the Defendants, J. Wesley Bonser and Rachel
You are hereby summoned and required to an?
swer the complaint in this action, which ls flied
m the office of the ClerK of Common Pleas for
the said County, and to serve a copy of yonr
answer to the said complaint on the subscribers,
at ?heir office In Orangeburg, S. C., within twenty
days after the service hereof, exclusive of the
day of s uah service; and If you fail to answer the
ccmplaint within the time aforesaid, the Plain tiffs
in this action will apply to the Court for the re?
lief demanded in the complaint.
HDTSON St LEGARE,
1ZLAR ft DIBBLE,
Dated December 8, 1870.
I certify that the above Summons ls published
under an order made by the Judge of Probate for
this County, which extends the time for answer
to six weeks. GEO. BOHNIR,
dccl0-86_C. C. C. P.
9* $1000 REWARD IS OFFERED BY
the proprietor of DH. PIERCE'S ALT. EXT. OR
GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY, for a medicine
that will equal lt la the cure of all diseases for
which lt is recommended. For Bronchitis, severe
Coughs, and the early stages of Consumption, lt
has astonished the medical faculty by Us wonder?
ful cures, and hundreds of the best physicians
pronounce it Die greatest medical discovery of |
the age. Sold by Druggists. janll-thstu3Dic
pS* FEMALE SUFFRAGE IS CARED
|.forbyfcw political aspirants, but all unite in
sympathizing with suflerlug females, and in re?
commending- THE P1I1LOTOKEN. OR FEMALE'S |
FRIEND, as fin excellent remedy for relieving
painful Irregularities and nervous Irritability, as
well as In securing cjmfort and safety during pe?
riods of trial. Full directions for treating each
complaint peculiar to adult females accompany
every bottle. Sold at one dollar by the drug?
gists. Wholesale Agents, DOWIE, MOISE St DA?
VIS, No. 169 Meeting street, Charleston, S. C.
pS* TWO OR THREE COLDS IN SUC?
CESSION will, with many constitutions, secure?
ly establish the seeds of Consumption in t he sys?
tem, thus converting what was originally a sim*
pie, curable affection, into one generally fataL
While ordinary prudence, therefore, makes it the
business of every one to take care of a cold until
lt ls got rid of, intelligent experience fortunately
present? a remedy la Dr. JAYNE'S EXPECTO?
RANT, thoroughly adapted to remove speedily all
Coughs and Colds, and one equally effective in the
primary stages of Consumption, Astbma and
Bronchitis. Sold by all Druggists. For sale by
GOODRICH, W1NEMAN4 CO., Charleston, S. C.
pS* PIMPLES ON THE FACE.-FOR
Comedones, Blackworms or Grubs, Pimply Emp?
tions and blotched tl isl! gu rat ions on the Face, use
PERRY'S COMEDONE AND PIMPLE REMEDY,
Depot No. 49 Bond street, New York. Sold by
pS* 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 Druggists everywhere.
ps* MEDICAL NOTICE. -PATIENTS
suffering from Diseases pertaining to the GEN1TO
URINARY ORGANSr will receive the latest scien?
tific treatment by placing themselves under the
care oi Dr. T. REENSTJERNA, office No. 74 Hasel
street, three doora from the Postoffice.
VORCES legally obtained in New York, Indiana,'
Illinois and other states, for persons from any
State or country, legal everywhere; desertion,
drunkenness, non-support, Ac. sufficient cause;
no publicity. No charge until divorce ls obtained.
Advice free. Address,
MOORE Ss RICHARDSON,
Counsellors at Law,
dec2fl-lyr 180 Broadway, New York City.
jar? ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, RAD
CL IFFEBORO'.-Divine Service will be held ta
this Church, TO-MORROW EVENING, at quarter-past
7 o'clock, seats free. janH
Pf DIVINE SERVICE WILL BE CON?
DUCTED la the Orphans' chapel, on SABBATH AF?
TERNOON, at 3* o'clock, by the Rev. E. T. Wanaa
THE MARINERS CHURCH WILL
be open for Divine Service every SABBATH .MORN?
ING, at half-past io o'clock, coraerof Church and
Water streets. Services by the Rev. W. B. TATES,
Service will be held in this Church To MORROW
MOTONING, at half-past io o'clock, and In the EVE?
NING, at a quarter past 7, the Rev. R. P. ODTLER
cm cia ting. All strangers are cordially invited to
attend. Subject for thc evening discourse: "The 3
Conversation of Jeans with Nicodemus." jeali
PS* ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
GLEBE STREET.-In consequence of some re?
pairs bein? needed to the Chflrch Bnlldlnj, the
regular Services will be held To MORROW in the
The Sunday-School win meet as usual In the
Lectnre-room of the Church. janl4-l
ps* ?TBST BAPTIST CHURCH.
Divine Service may be expected In this Church
TO-MORBOW, at half-past 10 A. M. and half-pasts
P. M., by the pastor, Rev. L. H. SHUCK.
At quarter-past 7 P. M. the Rey. O. F. GREGORY
will bo publicly ordained to the work of the Gospel
Ministry by a Presbytery, consisting of Rev. E. T.
WINKLER, D. D., Rev. L. H. SHUCK and Rev.
T. R. GAINES._ Janli
?&* NOTICE-ALL PEHSONS ARE
hereby cautioned agains crediting any of the
crew, of the British Bark JAMES iv RS, ag no
debts contracted by them wm be paid by Captain
or ourselves. GEO. A. TREN HOLM A SON,
ps* OFFICE OP THE SOUTH ?ABO
LINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPART,
CHARLESTON, S. C., 14TH JANUARY, 1871. -Tho
Seventh Instalment of FIVE DOLLARS per Shane
will be payable on 15th February proximo.
In Charleston, at the Office of the Company,
No. 10 Broad street.
In Sumter, to Major. JOSATH JOHHSGN.
In Manning, to Dr. G. ALLEN Htraorxs.
janl4-s5 WM. H. PEROSNEA?" Treasurer.
.^COME OUT Ol? THE JAWS OF
DEATH.-Throw off that despondent spult, crash
that feeling of despair, be cheerful, happy and
well. Take SIMMONS'S LIVER REGULATOR-lt
is no humbug, its virtues can be proved by hun?
dreds right here at home. Examine the certifi?
cates. It has cared the worst cases of Dropsy,
Dyspepsia, and prevents Ct Illa, Fever, Ac
^OFFICl OF OOLTNTT COMMIS?
SIONERS-BARNWELL COUNTY .-BLACK?
VILLE, 8. C., JANUARY 12,1871_Sealed proposals
wilt be received at BlackvUle, addressed 0. EHR?
HARDT, County Commissioner, until the 8th of
February, for building a County Courthouse, of
brick, at Blackville, for Barnwell County. . i.
The proposals will make specific bids for the
Building complete, with all materials famished
by contractor; and for construction, with mate?
rials furnished by the County. Contractors should
be prepared to enter Into a good and sufficient
bond for the faithful performance of the work,
the bunding to be finished by Ut November oar
The building ls to be two stories high, seventy
by forty-five feet, with passage lengthwise through
the lower story, ten feet wide, with fonr rooms
on each side of passage-way. The upper story to
He appropriated to a courtroom, forty five fee: tr/
fifty-eight feet, with two Jury-rooms, of twelve
by twenty-two and a half feet, In rear of the
judge's stand. The lower floor to be two feet
from the gronnd, the upper floor to be thirteen
feet from the lofter floor, and the ceiling of the
second story to be sixteen feet from the upper
floor. The building to be covered with tin, and
to be constructed under the supervision of the said
C. EHRHARDT, or such other person as he may
select, and to be built of good materials, in thor?
ough workmanlike manner, and fin shed with
paint and plaster.
Plans and Specifications can be seen a| the
Office or the County Commissioners, at BlackvUle,
in accordance with which the work- ls to be done.
Janl4-stnth4_ County Commissioner.
Established tacts are silent arguments which
neither pen nor tongue can shake, and lt ls upon
established facts that the reputation of HOSTET*
TER'S STOMACH BITTERS, as a health-preserv?
ing Elixir, and a wholesome and powerful reme?
dy, is based. When witnesses come forward In
crowds, year after year, and reiterate the same
statements in relation to the beneficial effects of
a medicine upon themselves, disbelief in its effica?
cy ls literally impossible. The credentials of this
unequalled tonic and alterative, extending over a
period of nearly twenty years, include Individu?
als of every class, and residents of every clime,
and refer to the most prevalent among the com?
plaints which afflict and harass tue haman fami?
ly. Either a multitude of people, strangers to
each other, have annually been^elzed with aa in?
sane and motiveless desire to deceive the public,
or BOSTETTER'S BITTERS, for no less than a
fifth of a centnry, have been, afford lng such relief
to sufferers from indigestion, fever and ague, bil?
iousness, general debility and nervous disorders,
as no other preparation has ever Imparted. To?
day, while the eyes of the reader are upon these
Unes, tens of thousands of persons of both sexes
are relying upon the Bitters as a sure defence
against the ailments which the present season en?
genders, and their confidence ls not misplaced.
The local potions which Interested dealers some?
times endeavor to foist apon the sick m its stead,
are everywhere meeting the rate that ls due to
fraud and imposture, while the demand for the
great vegetable specific is constantly increasing.
pS*TEE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DR. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OIL kills all pain Ul
two minutes. Cancers, Bolls, Tetter and Old
Sores, cured In 48 hours by DR. HASKELL'S CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For sale at retaU by
G. W. AI MAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DE*
DB. H. BAEB, POT,
A. O. BARBOT. DR. G. J. LUHN,
ED. S. BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE A CO.,
M. H. COLLINS A CO., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
GRAMAN A SCHWAKE, Da. W. A. SKRINE.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
And at wholesale by D0W1E, MOISE A DAVIS,
sole Agents for South Carolina. novll-3mosD*w
ps* HABIT, D? NOT NECESSITY,
makes a Hair Dressing indispensable to many.
The new "VIGORS," which Dr. AYER'3 laboratory
Issues, is one or the most d?llghtful we have ever
used, lt restores no- orly the color, but gloss
and luxuriance to rad?d and gray hair.
ps* A CARD.-THEO. A SMITH
will attend to any boniness that may be entrusted
to him in the AGENCY AND COLLECTING BUSI?
NESS with promptness and faithfulness. He caa
be found, between tho hours of 9 and ll o'clock A.
M., at the Store of Messrs. DOUGLAS A MILLER,
East Bay, below Broad street. Janll-wfmS
pS* MY FRIEND, STOP THAT TERRI?
BLE cough, and thus avoid a consumptive's
grave, by using GLOBE FLOWER COUGH SYRUP,
for curing all throat, bronchial and lang diseases.
It ls perfectly peerless. Never has been equalled.
It is pleasant to take, and certain to care. For
?ale by au druggists. dec-wfmimo