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FO?.miE YT-NTIMBER 1582.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1871.
?IGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
SPECIAL Mt SS AGE FROM GOFER
HE DECLINES TO CALL OUT THE MILI
TIA OR DECLARE MARTIAL LAW.
THE ClYIIi POWER SHALL SUFFICE.
A Keb ti kc to thc Had teal Fire-eaters.
[SrEC.'AL TELEGRAM TO TOE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, January 16.
The lolloping special message was present?
ed to both Houses to-day :
STATE OF SOUTII CAROLINA. )
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, .
COLCMHIA, January IC, 1871. )
To the Senate ami House of Representatives:
I have received the concurrent resolution of
the Senate and House ol Representatives, re?
questing rae to inform the General Assembly
why a sufficient military force for the protec?
tion of lile, liberty and property have not been
placed in such counties of this State as have
been hitherto riotous and relractory; and, fur?
ther, why have not the outlaws in them been
brought to condign punishment; and why the
provisions ot section 2 of article 13 of the con?
stitution have not been enforced; and, also, to
inform the General Assembly what further
legislation is necessary to effect the purpose
In furnishing you such information as it is In
my power to supply, and while I deeply de?
plore the disturbances to which your resolu?
tion refers, I can scarcely venture, as Execu?
tive of the State, to pronounce any oflts coun?
ties riotous and refractory upon the reported
cases of Individual outrage, and while no in?
formation has been received in this office in?
dicating anything like a county organization
to defy, or to defeat, the law. I ara the more
cautious in this respect, because lt will be rec?
ollected that very many cases of individual
violence have hitherto been reported both
from the counties of Abbeville and Edge
Held, but the prompt and impartial
administration of justice in these counties has
proved that the civil power was sufficient for
the protection of the life, liberty and property
of our citizens, and these counties are a. w as
quiet, peaceable and orderly as any portion of
the State. But if there was any portion of the
State in which violence and disorder were so
general as to disarm the power of the civil
courts, I must pay, frankly, that I hat ? no such
militia force as would be compettu to sup?
press them; and, if I had, I '?ave no means to
place and maintain such a force in the
fie?d. If by the outlaws who . have not
been brought to condign punishment you
mean those individuals who have lately perpe?
trated the outrages ia the Counties of Spartan
burg and Union, I can only say that every ef?
fort has been made that could lawfully be
made, by the Executive, to discover these
criminals and bring them to a speedy trial..
In some instances, those suspected of guilt
have been committed for trial,and in their cases
the Executive is without power, as he ought
to be without disposition, to interfere with the
due administration of the law. In other in?
stances, the perpetrators of these erimes are
not known, and have not yet been discovered.
I can only promise that every effort shall be
made to arrest aud bring them to justice.
I am not aware that the second section of
the thirteenth article of the constitution has
not been enforced. That section provides :
"The Governor shall have power to call out
the militia to execute 'he laws, repel invasion,
repress insurrection, and preserve the public
peace." I cannot say, with truth, upon any
information in my possession, that in any sec?
tion of the State the laws are not executed,
. for not a slnsrle case has been reported ia
which the officers of the law have been resist?
ed in the discharge of their duties. There is
no invasion which I ara called on to repel; no
insurrection which I am called oa to suppress.
While I cannot say that the public peace of
the State is threatened to such a degree as to
warrant the exercise of the power of calling
oty the militia, given me lu the section of the
constitution just quoted, I deeply regret that
it is my duty to inform you that the condition
of several of the counties in the Slate is
disturbed and dangerous. In Laurens, Union
and Sparenburg, persons and property are
not 6ecure. Repeated instances of violence,
disregard of the law and murder have been
reported, and there is a well founded appre?
hension, oa the part of law-abiding citizens,
that unless these outrages are promptly
checked the evil will have become too great
for ordinary remedies. I do not proposed at
present co refer to these crimes in detail, nor
to attempt the discussion of their cases. It is
enough to say that they are so grave and so
numerous-03 to call lor the unflinching appli?
cation of all tlie power of repression which the
Executive can lawfully exercise.
It is proper for me to state, and I am glad
to be able to do it, that the public sentiment
of these counties seems to be aroused to the
character and consequences of thl3 state of
affairs, and public meetings have been held in
which Ihe responsible and influential citizens
of Laurens and Spartanburg have declared, in
languag?*sufflciently strong, their abhorrence
of these crimes, and their willingness to aid
the Executive la the^ suppression of them. If
these opinious are carried out in action, we
may anticipate the speedy resioratioa of peace
and order; but something more is needed than
the resolutions, however just and generous lu
sentiment. It is my opinion that the civil
hfs of the State ought to be suffi?
cient, and it is ray determination that
it shall be sufficient to protect the per?
son and property of every and any
citizen of the State, however humble, friend?
less or obnoxious. I cannot bring myself to
contemplate the use of an armed force to pun?
ish individual violations of the law in a time of
profound peace. Such a remedy would be as
bad as the disease, and would be a public de?
claration that there was no civil government
ia South Carolina, and that we are living in a
coadition of social anarchy. I am bound by
my oath of office as the Executive of this
State, aud in reverence for those principles of
constitutional ilberiy which are the vital force
of true Republicanism, to see that the law is
duly enforced before I resort to other and dan?
gerous noweri. I dare not and will not as?
sume that justice cannot be administered, until
tte effort has beeu made and the failure evi?
It ls, therefore, ray Infection to see that the
law i3 enforced, aral when I fail in the effort,
I will unhesitatingly call upon you for the ex?
traordinary powers to which society must re?
sort for self-protection. But at present, ,1
would call your attention to the lact that ail
the cases of reported violence are individual
violations of the law; that none of them have
assumed the character of public combinations
against the law; and that they are all within
t?e regular jurisdiction of the criminal courts
of the county. But I do not thiuk the ai
istration of the criminal law is sufficient):
orous. As the Executive of the fi tate, it I
possible for me to superintend or contre
trial of criminals. This duty must be 1
the attorney general and the solic
who are the prosecuting officers of
State, and lo whom the administratif,
the criminal law, in their respe
spheres of duty, i3 committed by the
law which defines my own duties and poi
That these officers have done and will do
duty I have no doubt, but I do aot think
powers are sufficiently strong, or their rr
of action sufficiently large. To illustrati
meaning more fully: Each solicitorha3 se
counties under his official charge. A mu
is committed in one of the remote dist
where he does not reside. A warrant is iss
A coroner's inquest makes a very unsati
tory report of the circumstances. Unless
friends or family of the victim are espec
active, a lew witnesses are bound over,
the papers are put in the hands of the soli
trie day that the court opens, and
true bill is lound he goes on with
trial v.Uh a slight and imperfect pr
ration thus made. Nor can the soil
be blamed. He has many courts to att
very many cases to prepare, has not ha
opportunity to learn the circumstances o
case or the character of his testimony. ]
in ordinary times, when cases of violence
rare and shock the humanity ol public opin
and excite the indignant activity of those
are interested in the suffering parties,this ls
of prepararion was spared the solicitor,
cause he always had an Individual proseci
behind him. But when the crime ls on
which the sympathy of public opinion is
warmly interested, or where a disturbed c
dition of popular sentiment ls not dlspo
actively to assist public justice, or where
parties suffering are too friendless to mi
themselves heard, then the duty of the soi
tor, while lt becomes more imperative, f
becomes more difficult. To do justice he ne
larger powers and more assistance.
I would, therefore, recommend a more cc
plete and efficient organization of the .mae
nery necessary for the administration ot erl
nal justice. The attorney-general is the j
per representative of the criminal justice of
State, and he should have the authority, i
only as at present to consult and advise w
the solicitors, but to review and' direct th
action. They should be required to report
him regularly tho condition of the prose*
tions in their respective circuits, and be g
erned by his instructions whenever hem
deem lt Judicious to issue them. He should a
have the power, whenever lu his opinion 1
importance of the case requires lt, to reit
assistant counsel and see that the State
fully and efficiently represented.
I think, also, that a corps of detective poli
officers should be placed under his control,
be used by bim, and the solicitors, as occasli
may require. I do not propose that thc
officers should have any power of arre;
This responsibility must be assumed by t
law officers of the State; but thc crimes ire
which society is suffering can never be sn
pressed -vlthout some efficient organlzatic
by which'the preliminary Investigations can I
conducted, the traces of guilt promptly fulloi
ed up, and such testimony procured as w
Justify a prosecuting officer in askit
from conscientious Jurors a verdict ot coi
viction. Neither the attorney-geueral or tl
solicitors can give more than a general supe:
lntendence and skilful direction to such luvet
tlgations, and they need the aid of a body c
discreet, practiced and temperate-minded mei
to perform this important duty. As the attoi
ney-general and the solicitors are elected b,
the people, they have lt in their power to se
lectmen In whose characters they will fin
sufficient guarantee that this power will nc
To carry out this plan would require that i
contingent fund sufficient to meet Its expensi
be placed at the control of the attorney-gene
ral, wiiich I therefore recommend.
I think it proper also to call to your atten?
tion the fact that the judicial district in which
these disturbances are most flagrant ls practl
cally without a judge. The presiding Judge o
that circuit is now under impeachment befort
the Senate for high crimes and misdemeanors,
and while it would not become me to antici?
pate this solemn trial, yet I cannot forbear
saying that nothing would contribute mort
effectively, or more speedily, to the restora
lion of order than the presence in the courts
ot this circuit of a magistrate who shall pos?
sess the ability to know his duty,
the resolution, to do his duty, and
that high character which ls In Itself a pillar ol
strength to the good, and a living admonition
to evil-doers. Nor caa I leave this subject
without expressing my regret that the trial
Justices have so signally failed to meet Hie re?
quirements of their office. In a condition of
things suchas we now deplore, tho prelimina?
ry investigation in nearly all the prosecutions
of the crimes we wish to suppress is within
the province of the trial justices, and the
prompt and efficient administration of the
criminal law is in a large degree dependent
upon their ability, discretiou and courage
qualities which, I am sorry to say, Hie system
has not developed.
Believing firmly that a vigorous administra?
tion of the law will be sufficient to repress
crime, I make these recommendations, pledg?
ing my3ell that If it ever shall be found impos?
sible to administer lhat law, I will come to you
for those extraordinary powers, which I shall
then not hesitate to accept and use.
I have the honor lo be, very respectfully,
ROBE KT K. SCOTT, Governor.
TEE STATE EENITEXTIART.
A Carions Expose-The History of a
[FROM Ot*E OWN CORRESPONDENT, j
COLUMBIA, January 14,1871.
SALARIES OP SUPREME JUSTICES.
' Mr. Owens, from the committee on finance,
reported yesterday unfavorably on the bill pro?
viding lor an increase in the salaries of the
chief Justices and associate justices, stating
that, outside of the merits of the'bill Itseir,
the condition of the State finances would not
warrant such an increase. The report of the
committee was adopted.
It seems that nothing can escape the grasp
ol the Radical politicians. Senator Owens in?
troduced a resolution yesterday which reads
as follows :
Wkertut, The superintendent of the peni?
tentiary, it is alleged, lias abused the office
which he holds by speculating in the property
and funds o? the State appropriated in aid of
and for the use of the said institution, and ?tis
also alleged that certain directors of the peni?
tentiary have entered into unlawful combina?
tions for the purpose of speculating with the
funds and property ol the 6aid Institution, and
in the use ol the convict labor, to the great
detriment and injury of the rights and inter?
ests of the people ol Hie State; therefore, oe it
Rest lived by the Senate, the House of Rep?
resentatives concurrintr. That a special com
mittee be appointed to investigate the affairs
and operations of the superintendent of the
said penitentiary, as well as the directors of
the said institution, and report to the General
Assembly as early as practicable.
A large amount ot time was consumed in
the discussion oi this resolution, and some
rich, rare and racy developments made. Les?
lie fathered the resolution, and Rave hif> rea?
sons for the introduction ol'it. He said : The
recitals of the resolution are true and more
than true. If a committee takes hold ol it
that means business, they will prove that they
are true. In the first place, there was an ap?
propriation of $80,000. Well, in the course of
the consideration of the appropriation bill, the
question of an appropriation of $80,000 lor the
penitentiary was pretty fully ventilated in
?he Senate on the last day of its session. The
senator from Bichland was for the appropria?
AX OLD SORE.
In the course of that discussion, some fads
were developed, and I think' that the people
generally were well satisfied that there was
some truth in them. I said I hen. what I think
is true to-day, that the Governor, without,
authority of law, made a contract with Mr.
Pope to put some lands said to belong to the
Slate Into good agricultural condition.
NOVEL METHOD OF AGRICULTURE.
I happened to see the land one day when I
was caught, down there in a storm, and the
conclusion I came to was that the contract
was not a truthful one. The land was obtain?
ed to cut down the wood on it, and, betwixt
the Governor and Stolbrand's thieves, they
would sell the wood to the State. They cut
down the wood. How came Stolbrand's men
cutting down that weod, and what pay did
they get for it ? They also make bricks. What
pay do they get for that ? [Voice. Sixty cents
Eer day.] If the senator from Laurens will
and me an anonymous letter he has, I can
show why he offered that resolution.
Leslie then read this .anonymous letter,
which was indeed interesting. Leslie's inter?
polations and comments were not less so.
Wimbush desired to know the difference be?
tween a sale by the sinking fund of a building
for $5000 which cost $7000 to repair,'and the
sale of State wood ?
A TOO ARDENT APOLOGIST.
Nash took an active part in defending Stol- j
brand and the Governor, and the penitentiary
transactions; but, In the end; left the impres?
sion that he himself was mixed up in lt, being
one ot the directors. He thought this charge
a malicious lie, Hayne, too, put his foot in it
by being too anxious to disclose the name of ?
the writer ol the anonymous letter. The letter
was received by Leslie a few days ago through
WHAT IS THE LAND ?
Nash Inquired if Leslie knew that there was
a suit against the State for this land. Yes, he
said, he k ne w of a suit with Governor Sprague's
agent. Bat the thing was wrong. In the first
place, the contract between Pope and the Gov?
ernor was wrong in law. Second, Mr. Pope
could not put the land in good agricultural or?
der. That was a myth and a pretence for cut?
ting off the wood. The water covers lt ten
months of the year. It is a strong case that
General Stoib rand ls in connivance with Pope.
A BATCH OF HILLS.
Mr. Whittemore introduced on Saturday a
host of measures. Among them were the fol?
lowing: Resolutions instructing the Judiciary
committee to prepare a bill to enforce the pro?
per collection of taxes; bill compelling county
treasurers to furnish a report of tuxes collect?
ed, uncollected, ?c.; bill providing for the pay?
ment of teachers throughout the Slate; bill to
establish a normal school in every congres?
sional district of the Slate; bill to prevent the
carrying ot concealed weapons; bill providing
for the taxation ol firearms; joint resolution
withholding the last quarter's salary from all
the school commissioners, except for Newber?
ry, who have not made their reports In accord?
ance with law.
There is quite a host of them. Their points
can be seen by the following explanation of J
each of them:
ENFORCEMENT OF THE COLLECTION OF TAXES.
The bill for lhat purpose which may be re?
ported by the Judiciary committee will be
more properly a bill to amend the tax act. It
ls doubtful If any legislation is needed here,
for the law already makes good provision for
any neglect. A bill even to enforce the law is
of no avail but when it increases the penalty.
The bad spot ls not so much in the law itself as
in those who enforce lt. Better by far change
REPORTS OF COUNTT TREASURERS.
This bill provides for full and complete re?
ports of all receipts and disbursements in the
county treasurer's office. These reports are
not now called for by law. It is very neces?
sary, however, that we should have them.
PAYMENT OF TEACHERS.
It is well known that a vast number of I
teachers in this State are actually suffering on
account of their pay being withheld. The
case of Charleston County is out one Instance.
It is much better to provide a means for the
payment of all without distinction, and thus
avoid the introduction of many bills to meet
every case. This bill promises to accomplish
Mr. Frost has already introduced a bill in the
House providing for the establishing of one of |
these schools In your own city. It may be
well to remark here that no part of the bili
provides for their being no distinction on ac?
count of color. In fact, we think this will be
Whittemore's bill puts one such school lu
in each congressional district. This is too
much. A Sute normal school either here
or in Charleston would be a good thing, aud a
want will be supplied.
CARRYING OF FIREARMS.
Legislation must, almost of a necessity, du?
plicate itself. It has already been made an
offence to carry concealed weapons. The bill
providing for punishing this, und the bill pro?
viding for the taxation of firearms have al?
ready been given notice of by Arnim.
WITHHOLDING SALARIES OF SCHOOL COMMIS?
A fit punishment it is to those lazy and in?
competent fellows who do not do the small
amount of work set before them to take away
one-quarter of their salary. As the law now
stands, they are made to pay fifty dollars to
the school fund of the county for such neglect.
Most of the school commissioners have not yet
drawn their last quarter's salary; so this bill
may be able to reach them. *
SPECIAL TAX IS SPARTAXBURO.
* The joint resolution authorizing the county
commissioners ol' Spartanburg to levy a spe?
cial tax came up yesterday on Us third reading
iu the Senate. On its second reading it was
amended so as to Droviae that the money
should be used to pay the past indebtedness of |
the county. Mr. Foster asked and obtained
unanimous consent to amend oa the third
reading. His amendment, which was adopted,
rescinds the amendment made on the second
reading. The resolution was offered and the
amendment offered to enable the county to
pay the interest on two hundred thousand dol?
lars subscribed by the county for the aid ol' the
Air Line Railroad.
A bill (by Mr. Nash) to repeal so much of I
the act to organize and govern the militia of I
the State of South Carolinaas provides for the
payment ol a salary to the adjutaut-general,
was read a second time.
.1 LIE NAIL HD.
WASHINGTON, January 16.
Ia connection with a recent statement, pub?
lished io a New York paper, that the life of |
Colonel Krzyzanowski, supervisor of internal
revenue in the State of Georgia, was threaten?
ed in Savannah, Colonel Krzyzanowski tele?
graphs the following to the Mayor of Savan?
nah : "I have not made any statement to the
reporter of the Herald or any other paper as
to being notified by you of my unsafety ia
Savannah-the whole matter as to your city
RALEIGH, N. C., January IC.
The General Assembly met to-day, having a
quorum in both houses. The high court of
impeachment will organize on the 23d instant,
to try Governor W. W. Holden.
THE JAWS OF DEATH!
CRUSHING DEFEAT OF CHANSET.
FREDERICK CHARLES TAKES TWENTY
Progress of the Bombardment-Chansey
Again Ready for Action.
LONDON, January 15-3 A. IL
A dispatch from Versailles, on the night ot
the 13th, says : Vigorous sorties by the garri?
son of Paris have taken place In three several
directions. The French simultaneously ad?
vanced against the Prussian guards near Le
bourget and Drancy, northeast of Parisragainst
the 11th German corps near Meudon, south?
west of Paris, and against the 2d Bavarian
corps near Clamart, also to the south of the
city. The fighting in each Instance was spirit?
ed, but resulted everywhere in the defeat of |
the French, who, repulsed at all points, re?
treated rapidly within their works, a portion
of them in great disorder.
LONDON, January 14.
Chansey rallied his disordered troops near
Le Mans, and ls retreating In good order.
Mecklenburg telegraphs the Duchess: "We
advanced to-day north of Le Mans without
fighting. Our vanguard has crossed the
Sarthe. Part of the army of the Loire is re?
treating .on Alencon, the rest toward Laval."
NEW TOBE, January 16.
A Herald special, dated London, January 14,
says the Prince de Joinville has Just arrived
from France, and reports that Gambetta, de?
clining his services either as officer or private,
ordered him to leave France. The Duke de
Chartres is in France incognito. Tysot, French
Charge d'Affaires at London, with several
leading Imperialists, has Joined the Orleanists.
LONDON. January 15.
The French foreign office protests against
the bombardment without the notification re?
quired by civilized nations.
HAVRE, January 14.
The Prussians at Dieppe have exacted fifty
Tlie French defending Havre retired from
Bournvllle In good order, after an encounter
with the enemy.
BORDEAUX, January 14.
A dispatch from Laval, on the 13th, says
Chansey 13 retreating to a new position In ex?
Paris advices to the 12th say that the bom?
bardment ls continued. The population ls un?
Bourbaki reports from Orans that the French
carried the villages of Arcey and Saint Morles,
and that his ti oops are gaining ground.
Dijon, Gray Lure and Vesoul hnve?been oc?
cupied by the French.
VERSAILLES, January 13.
The Prussian fire has slackened. The French
reply continues weak.
The Prussians captured sixteen thousand of |
Chansey's army, Irom the 6th to the 12th, with
twelve cannon and mitrailleurs.
German Naval Order.
WASHINGTON, January 13.
The following telegram was received at the
North German Legation trotn Count Bismarck :
"VERSAILLES, January 13.
"The treatment of our merchant navy by
France obliges us to withdraw our declaration,
made at the beginning of the war, that French
merchant ships which have no contraband of |
war on board shall be exeeapt from capture by
our vessels of war. As to neutral property
that may have been shipped on board French
merchant ships, in consequence of the above
declaration, the aforesaid measure of with?
drawal will not be carried out until lour weeks
after this date."
. NIGHT DISFATCHES.
The Bombardment of Paris-The Ger.
man Victory at Le Alana.
LONDON, January 14.
A dispatch, dated the 13th, reports severe
fighting all that day between Herioncourt and
Croix, in the department of Haute Saone. The
fighting had not ceased at a late hour In the
evening. The result ls unknown. Large re
iulorcements are coming from the north to the
German army of the East.
A dispatch from Havre says that constant
skirmishing Is trolng on near that city. The
Prussians are turning the left wing of Gen.
Faidherbe's army and menacing Cambrai.
LONDON, January 15.
A correspondent at Versailles, writing on
the 12th, says that from hall-past one to five
on the 11th the bombardment continued vig?
orously, with two Intermissions of ten aud
twenty-five minutes respectively. The de?
struction of Fort Issy is virtually achieved.
Fort Mont Rouge is breached so completely that
from Palet near Sceaux a spectator can see
right through to the enceinte. The barracks
are utterly burned down. The French were
yesterday engaged in bringing troops across
the railway from the river. Tile Gauche bridge,
near Bas Menton, willie crowded with men,
was struck by shells, broke down and precipi?
tated thc soldiers from an immense height,
crushing them to death.
At lour P. M. tlie heaviest firing yet known
was going on, directed mainly against Mont
Rouge. The bombardment was absolutely un?
ceasing for twelve hours. General Von Moltke
had n narrow escape. He was returning from
a visit to the western batteries, when a shell
burst close to his carnage, covering himself |
and his aid-de-carap with mud, Ice and frozen
dirt. The French dash made at tlie old breast?
works resulted in the capture of one officer
and twenty men of the sixth Bavarian infantry.
LONDON, January 15.
A dispatch irom Versailles states that Prince
Frederick Charles announces that Chansey's
army is broken up, disorganized, and retreat?
ing in three different directions. Twenty
thousand prisoners were taken. The battle
was a decisive victory for the Germans, and a
crushing defeat to the French.
LONDON, January 16.
Chansey's army is reorganized and about to
Official advices from Paris say that the bom?
bardment continued throughout the night, the
shells failing every minute In Saint Sulpice
quarter. Forts Issy, Vanves and Mont Rouge
are cannonading with great vigor and inflict?
ing great damage upon the Prussian fortifica?
tions, which cause them to slacken their fire.
Fort Nogent and the Village of Fontenoy, in
the bend of thc Marne, sustained the bombard?
ment without serious damage.
.Dispatches from Versailles say the bombard?
ment of Paris was continued on the 14th,
Forts Issy, Vanves and Mont Rouge being
COLLISION WITH THE MANHATTAN.
NEW YORK, January 16.
An arrival reports that the steamship Man?
hattan, hence for Charleston, collided with a
schooner twenty miles northeast from Barne
gat. The Manhattan continued her voyage
WASHINGTON, January 16.
In the House many bills have been intro?
duced for"reference, including some for re?
moval of disabilities, also one prescribing an
oath of office for persons Implicated In the re?
bellion, but not excluded by the Fourteenth
amendment. Messrs. Young, Price, Bethune
and Long, (the last colored) claiming seats
from Georgia, have been sworn in. A bill for
an air line railroad hence to New York was
Introduced. The ocean telegraph bill has
passed. It provides certain conditions upon
which any company complying therewith may
lay cables. It grants no subsidies or special
Trumbull endeavored to have the Senate
pass an amnesty bill Instead of affording piece?
Rowan has been confirmed as vice admiral,
Jenkins as rear admiral, and all the promotions
Incident upon Faragut's death.
The Domialcan expedition sails on Wednes?
day, aad will return In the middle of March.
The Secretary of the Treasury writes to the
committee on banking and currency, asking
them to frame a law authorizing him to re?
print tens and twenties national bank notes,
assigning as a reason the many counterfeits of
NE ff S FROM CUBA.
HAVANA, January 15.
Large numbers of prominent Cubans pub?
lish a long article in the Voce de Cuba, pro?
claiming their unalterable adhesion to Spain
and the Spanish cause. There is much ex?
citement in consequence ot ihe publication,
especially on account ot the character of the
signers, many of whom have heretofore been
suspected of sympathizing with the revolu?
The Hornet landed her cargo near Manat?.
The Spaniards, shortly arriving, captured tlie
cargo and killed several expeditionists, and
are pursuing others. The Hornet put to sea.
THE COTTON MOVEMENT.
NEW YORK, January 15.
The cotton movements for the week show a
slight iainng off in receipts, but a marked In?
crease In exports. Receipts at all the ports,
132,585 bales, against. 139,631 bales last week,
124,450 bales for the week previous, and 130,
210 bales three weeks since; total receipts
since September 1st, 1,900,532 bales, against
1,538,919 bales lor the same time last year; ex?
ports from all the ports for the week, 92,699
bales, against 38,389 bales for the correspond?
ing week last year; exports from all the ports
since September 1,1,088,032 bales, against
787,409 bales lor the same period last year;
stocks at all the ports, 549,615 bales, against
461,677 bales at the same date last year; stock
at interor towns, 142,978 bales, against 104,111
bales at the same date last year; stock at
Liverpool, 520,000 bales, against 366,000 bales
at the corresponding date last year; amount
of American colton afloat lor Great Britain,
280,000 bales, against 170,000 bales last year;
Indian cotton afloat lor Europe, 97,000 bales,
against 121,000 bales last year. The weather
In the South during thc past week has been
very pleasant In nearly every section, and
highly favorable for picking operations.
ANOTHER INDIAN WAR.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 15.
General Stoneraau has Issued an order di?
recting the prosecution of a vigorous, persis?
tent and relentless winter campaign against
the Plnal and Touts branches of the Apache
Indians. Citizens who desire to Join the ex?
peditions are to be armed.
FEARFUL STEAMBOAT DISASTER.
MEMPHIS, January 16.
The steamer McGill, from St. Louis for New
Orleans, was burned at Shoo Fly bar. The
weather being intensely cold, many who
escaped drowning froze to death. Fifteen
persons are certainly lost, Including the cap?
tain, first clerk, two children and three
A LOTTERT DRAWING.
WILMINGTON, N. C., January 16.
The second single number drawing of the
North Carolina Beneficial Association took
place In the theatre to-day. The following
numbers drew the principal prizes: No. 9231,
$5000; No. 360, $2500; No. 6853, $2500; No. 7590,
$2000; No. 9727, $2000; No. 6189, $1000, No.
IT IS CONCEDED that the native Edisto oyster
ls larger, better flavor, and by far a better oyster^
than the rar-famed Saddle Kock, of New York.*
Try them, ami be satisucd, at Dayton's, SI Queen
COUGHS AND COLDS.-Sudden changes of cli?
mate are sources of pulmonary and bronchial
affections. Experience having proved that simple
remedie* act speedily when taken in the carly
stage of the disease, take at once 'Brown's Bron?
chial Troches,'' let the cold, cough or irritation of
thc throat bc ever so slight, as by this precaution
a more serious attack may be warded ctr. Owing
to the good reputation and popularity of the
Troches, many worthless and cheap imitations arc
offered, which are good for nothing. Be sure to
ootaln the true "Brown's Bronchial Troches."
Sold by Dowlc, Moise A Davis, Charleston, S. C.
CURB YOURSELF of dyspepsia, indigestion
and nervous exhaustion. You can do this if you
will use the OKI Carolina Bitters.
HORSES AND MULES.-A fine lot of horses
and mules are being offered at low prices at the
Mills House stables.
RUSTIC GOODS! RUSTIC GOODS!-81de and
corner brackets, book racks, wall pockets, paper
stands, match safes, and picture frame;. Hasel
Street Bazaar and No. 161 King street. octlS
ATTENTION, TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views
of Charleston and vicinity, at No. 161 King street,
or at the Hasel st reet Bazaar. novl2
THE BEST REMEDY for want of appetite,1
weakness and female diseases, is the Old Carolina
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, In leather bindings,
holding fifty pictures, 75c. and 90c. each, at No.
161 King street; also at the Hasel street Bazaar.
octio-mtu CHAS. C. RIGHTER A Co.
Frrnr PICTURE ALBUMS, In velvet, 90c. each.
Hascl street Bazaar and 161 King street,
IP YOU would successfully combat the Ills
produced In a malarious country, use the Old
Carolina Bitters, the Great Southern Tonic.
A NEW LOT ol mercantile Note Paper, five
quires for 60c., at the Hasel street Bazaar and No.
191 King street. octio-mtu
fSh THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. THOS. J. KNAUFF
and Family, and those of his Brother, H. Knaaff,
are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of1
the iormer, at the Lutheran Chorea, Wentworth |
street, at 3 o'clock"THis AFTERNOON. janl7
^SOLOMON'S LODGE, No. 1, A. F. M.
The officers and members of the Lodge are re?
quested to assemble at the Masonio'Hall, THIS
AFTERNOON, nth Inst., at 2 o'clock:, to pay the
last tribute of respect to onr late Brother, THOS.
J. KXA?FF. Members of sister Lodges are fra?
ternally invited. By order W. M.
JanlT L. B. LOVED RE BK, Secretary.
pa- CHARLESTON MECHANIC SOCIE
TY.-The Membors of the Charleston Mechanic
Society are hereby requested to attend the Fune?
ral of their late Ex-President, T. J. KNADFF, at
the Wentworth Street Lutheran Church, THIS
AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock. JOSEPH GOT,
jann Secretary 0. M. S.
pS- HIBERNIAN SOCIETY .-THE
Members of this Society are respectfully request?
ed to attend the Funeral Services of their late j
Member, Mr. T. J. KNAUFF, THIS (Taesday ) AF?
TERNOON, at 3 o'clock, at the Lutheran Church,
By order of the President.
JanlT JAMES ARMSTRONG, JR., Secretary.
FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY.-T H E
Officers and Members are respectfully Invited to
attend the Funeral Services of their late Member,
THOMAS J. KNAUFF, at the Lutheran Church,
Wentworth street, Tms AFTERNOON, at a o'clock
precisely. CAMPBELL DOUGLAS,
^CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRADE.
The Members of this Board are respectfully in- !
vlted to attend the Funeral of their late Brother |
Member. Mr. THOMAS J. KNAUFF, at the Luthe?
ran church, Wentworth street, THIS AFTERNOON,
at 3 o'clock. A. FOSTER BLACK,
iip m a I Notices.
pa- NOTICE.-ALL PEBSONS ARE
hereby cautioned against crediting any of the
crew of the British Bark JAMES IVES, as no
debts contracted by them will be paid by Captain
or ourselves. GEO. A. TRENHOLM A SON,
\% pa- THE faJUTH CAROLINA LOAN
AND TRUST COMPANY, CHARLESTON, S. G.,
DECEMBER 21,1870.-SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Depositors are requested to leave their BOOKS to
bc c red ted with the January Quarterly Interest,
due 1st proximo.
All Deposits made on or before the 20th Janu?
ary, will bear Interest from 1st January. Interest,
6 per cent., will be componnded qoarterly.
THOMAS R. WARING
^DR. 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 oners his pro?
fessional services as a BAUNSCHEIDIST, In the
core and relief of many diseases appertaining to
the human system. His practice ls particularly
applicablo to all Diseases of the Skin (and all cu?
taneous lnnrndtles,) Rheumatism, Gout, Neural?
gia, Dyspepsia, Ac.
Office In WENTWORTH STREET, No. 70, r orth
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, Mlles Drake, James M.
Caldwell A S in, Dr. J. B. Patrick, L. Welskopr, G.
C. Schmetzer, A. Moroso and P. A. McBride.
pa- $1000 REWARD IS OFFERED BY
the proprietor of DR. PIERCE'S ALT. E::T. OR
GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY, for a medicine |
that will equal lt In the cure or ali diseases for j
which lt ls recommended. For Bronchitis, severe j
Coughs, and the early stages of Consumption, lt
has astonished the medical faculty by Its wonder?
ful cures, and hundreds of the best physicians I
pronounce lt the greatest medical discovery of |
the age. Sold by Druggists. J*nil-thatn3p*c
pa- UNANSWERABLE ARGUMENTS.
Established facts are silent arguments which
neither pen nor tongue can shake, and lt ls upon
established facts that the reputation or HOSTET
TER'S STOMACH BITTERS, as a health-preserv?
ing Elixir, and a wholesome and powerfal reme?
dy, ls 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 undia and harass the human fami?
ly. Either a multitude of people, strangers to
each other, have annually been seized with an In?
sane and motiveless desire to deceive the public,
or HOSTETTER'S BITTERS, for no less than a
fifth of a century, have been affording such relief
to sufferers from Indigestion, fever and ague, bil?
iousness, general debility and nervous disorders,
ns no other preparation has ever Imparted. To?
day, while the eyes of the reader are npon these
lines, tens of thousands of persons of both sexes
are relying upon the Bitters as a sure defence
against the ailment* which the present season en?
genders, and their confidence is not misplaced.
The local potions which interested dealers some?
times endeavor to foist upon the sick lu its stead,
are everywhere meeting the fate that ls doe to
fraud and Imposture, while the demand for the
great vegetable specific is constantly increasing,
j an 14-6 Pic_
pa- TWO OR 1HREE COLDS IN SUO
CESSION will, with many constitutions, secure- |
ly establish the seeds*of Consumption In the sys?
tem, thus converting what was originally a sim?
ple, curable atfectlon, Into one generally fatal.
While ordinary prudence, therefore, makes it the
business or every one to take care of a cold un til
it is got rid of, intelligent experience fortunately
presents a remedy in Dr. JAYNE'S EXPECTO?
RANT, thoroughly adapted to remove speedily all
Coughs and Colds, and one equally effective in the
primary stages of Consumption, Asthma and
Bronchitis. Sold by all Druggists. For sale by
GOODRICH, WISEMAN A CO., Charleston, S. C.
p3- FEMALE SUFFRAGE IS CARED
for by few political aspirants, but all unite lu
sympathizing with suffering females, and In re?
commending THE PHILOTOKEN. OR FEMALE'S
FRIEND, as an excellent remedy for relieving
paluful Irregularities and nervous Irritability, as
well as lu securing comfort 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 A DA
VIS, No. VU? Meeting street, Charleston, S. C.
"j2?-THE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DR. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OIL kdls all pain In
two minutes. Cancers, Bolls, Tetter and Old
Sores, cured In 48 hours by DR. HASKELL'S CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For sale at retail by
G. W. A1MAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DE*
DR. H. BAER, POT,
A. O. BARBOT, DB. G. J. LUHN,
ED. S. BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE A CO.,
M. H. COLLINS A CO., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
GRAMAN A SCH WAKE, DR. W. A. SKR1NE.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
And at wholesale by DOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS,
sole Agents for Sooth Carolina, noni-smospaw
PS- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMER MA*
RYLAND, from Raltlmore, are hereby notified that
she ls THIS DAT discharging caigo at Pier Nb. ?
Union Wharves. Ah goods not taken away at
sunset will remain on wharf at consignees' risk.
Janl7-1_MORDECAI k CO., Agents. ^
pa* CONSIGNEES PER STEAJ?SH?E
MANHATTAN, from New York, are notified that
Bhe will discharge cargo THIS DAY at Adgerfe
Wharf. Goods remaining uncalled for at sunset
will be stored at owners' risk and expense.
Janl7-1 JAMES ADQBR k CO" Agents., -
if*- ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE OP APs
POINTMENT.-in th? District Court of the United
States, for the Eastern District of Sonth Carolina,
rn the Matter of HENRY CAMPSEN, Bank*
rapt-In Bankruptcy.-To whom lt may concern:
The undersigned hereby gives notice of his Ap?
pointment as Assignee of HENRY CAMP51SN, of
the City or Charleston, In the County of Charles?
ton, and State or Sonth Carolina, within said Dis?
trict, who has been adjudged a Bankrupt, opon
his own petition, by the District Court of said
Dated at Charleston, this 17th day of January,
A.D. 187L F.E.SCHRODER, 1
pt- OFFICE OF COUNTY" COMMIS
SIONERS-BARNWELL COUNTY .-BLACK?
VILLE, S. C., JANUARY 12,1871-Sealed proposals
will be received at Blackville, addressed C. EHR*'
HARDT, cc an ty Commissioner, until the 8th of
February, for building & County Courthouse, of
brick, at Blackville, for Barnwell County.
The proposals will make specific bids for the
Bolldlng complete, with all materials furnished
by contractor; and for construction, with mate?
rials furnished by the County. Contracto ra should
be prepared to enter Into a good and snfflctent
bond for the faithful performance of the work,
the building to be finished by 1st November cur?
The bonding 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 Btory;to
be appropriated to a courtroom, forty flve feet by
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 h<* two feet
from the ground, the npper floor to be thirteen
feet from the lower floor, and the celling of the
second story to be sixteen feet from he upper
floor. The build mg to be covered with tin, anet
to be con s t ru cted nnder the supervision of the said
C. EHRHARDT, or such other person as he may
select, and to be built .of good materials, m thor?
ongh workmanlike manner, and fin shed with
paint and plaster.
Plans and specifications can be seen at the
Oinoe of the County Commissioners, at Blackville,
in accordance with which the work is to be done.
pB- PIMPLES ON THE FACE.-FOR
Comedones, Blackworms or Grobs, Pimply Erup?
tions and blotched disfigurations 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, nse PERRY'S MOTH AND
FRECKLE LOTION. The only reliable and harm?
less remedy known to science for removing'
brown discolorations from the Face. Prepared
only by Dr. B. 0. PERRY, No. 49 Bond street,
ew York. Sold by Druggists everywhere.
Cloth/lng and inrmstiing ?0000.
PRINCE OF WALES FROCKS
ENGLISH MORNING COATS
SILK AND VELVET VESTS, and
LOW PRICED BUSINESS 18?TT8.
SHAKER, BRITISH, and
PATENT PANTALOON DRAWERS
SCARLET AND WHITE SHAKER FLANNEL
COTTON FLANNEL AND JEAN^S
CARTWRIGHT AND WARNER'S
SUPER STOUT COTTON
SCARLET AND WHITE ALL-WOOL
COLORED AND WHITE MERINO
TRUE FIT SHIRTS
BISHOP AND PARAGONS
THE TRUNK PAPER COLLARS AND
ENGLISH BUCK, CALF
DOG, KID, BEAVER
SILK, CLOTH, and
VIENNA. TRAVELLING BAGS
TRUNKS, LAP ROBES and
ROBES DE CHAMBRE and
For elegance, ease and comfort to the
wearer, these Goods are recommended with
J. H. LAWTON ft GO.,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BUILDING?