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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STRIFE IN FRANCE.
FA ID H ER B E H EA. VI ET BEIX
Progress of tin- Bombardment-The End
LONDON, January 17.
Paris newspapers of the lOih have just been
received, and lurnlsh the following interest?
ing particulars of the bombardment: They
unite in saying that the rain of projectiles,
some weighing ninety-six kilogrammes, un
parallelled in the history of sieges, was pour?
ing into that portion of Paris lying between
the Hotel des Invalides and the Odeon. The
bombardment continues without interruption
day and night, and was so violeut on the night
of the 8th, between the Church of St. Sulplce
and the Museum, that shells fell every two
minutes, and hospitals, ambulance schools,
public libraries, the Churches of St Sulpice,
Sorbonne and Val de Grace, and many private
houses have been struck. Women have boen
killed both In the streets and In their beds,
atfd Infants In their mother's arms. One pro?
jectile, which fell in the Rue Van Gerard,
killed four children and wounded five others.
Unrivalled works of art in the Luxembourg
and Museum were destroyed. The Hospital
of Val de Grace suffered greatly, and the
wounded soldiers there were killed in their
beds. Paris is transformed into a battle-field,
in which the women show themselves as brave
as the men.
Position of Jolea Favre.
Jules Favre has addressed to the powers a
circular, dated Paris, January 12, replying to
Earl Granville's Invitation to the French Gov?
ernment to send a representative to the con?
ference on the Eastern question. He points
out that any settlement of the questions to be
considered by the conference with Favre un?
represented would be void, and adds that he
has been instructed by Gambetta to proceed In
person to London to attend the conference,
but is unable to do so because the Prussians
fire on flags of truce sent out from Paris. It is
true that Wash burne, the American minister,
is now authorized to promise him a pass and
safe conduct through the German lines. If it
ls received, and the condition of Paris permits,
he will proceed to London, but while the bom?
bardment continues his departure ls impossi?
ble. In the meanwhile the defence of the city
goes on with vigor.
LONDON*, January 16.
The French provisional government has au?
thorized the Bank or France to issue a million
and a half of francs of forced paper currency
secured on State domain.
BR?SSELS, January 15.
The wounded In Paris are being slain, as the
shells reach the hospitals of Val de Grace, and
General Trochu has Informed Moltke that the
German wounded have been placed there. Up
to the 10th twenty-three persons were killed
by the bombardment. The Odeon ls abandoned.
General Ducrot is seriously UL
VERSAILLES, January 14
The King ls going to Metz immediately. The !
loss in the trenches has been vey heavy.
Faldhcrbe Reinforced-Great Result? ,
Expected from hie movements.
LILLE, January 17.
The Army of the'North ls moving towards ?
Somme unopposed. Faldherbe'a reconnoiter- I
lng parties find bridges destroyed, and the vii- 1
lages on the left bank barricade.!. His entire j
army ls moving. Faidherbe ls heavily rein- ,
lorced, and is now engaged in a series of j
manoeuvres, from which great results are ex?
FIGHT DIS l'A TCHE8
Progresa of the Bombardment.
LON'DOX, Jannary 18. ,
A dispatch from Versailles, dated the 15th,
says that the German projectiles reach the
Sei ne ot ^ont SL Michel. (
THE EUROPEAS SITUATION.
?Fhe Franco.Pru<Htan Straggle Drawing
to a Close- Trochu1* Desperate Par.
pose-Luxembourg to be Swallowed
Turkey and Russia.
[Correspondence of the New York Tribune.]
VIENNA, December 17. i
The war, 1 think, ls rapidly drawing to a
close. Trochu will make one more desperate .
effort to cut his way with his army out of Paris,
leaving the Parisians to their fate, and to the
Prussians, He ls not likely to succeed, nor
very likely to survive the effort. Ii' he la
driven back, the government will probably ,
try to escape in a balloon. If, however, they ,
remain, it seems to be generally supposed that
the people will compel them to make peace
before the expiration of the month of January.
They will not be permitted to capitulate and
go out simply as prisoners. That, I think I
may say, Is pretty definitely resolved upon.
They must stay In Paris and abide their rat diet,
or fast in imitation of our jury system, until
they c&n agree to sign such a treaty as Germa?
ny will accept. In preparation for that event
the Prussian Government is reducing to pos?
session all the territory and fortresses that she
means to keep, providing them with German
laws, officers and flags, und effacing, as fast as
possible, all traces ol French sovereignty. The
purpose of this is, that when Trochu & Co.
come to sign the treaty, they will not have to
sign a document that alienates French terri?
tory, but simply, in regard to territory, accept
the status quo. leaving with those who occa?
sioned the loss all responsibility tor lt. By
taking thus what they please In territory, the
'pecuniary indemnity will be proportionately
less, and of that Paris will be required to pay
up her share at once in money or paper; and
it is pretty- well understood that the loan ne?
gotiating in London by Mortian & Co. will go
more to Berlin than Paris. In this way the
balance to be paid after the German army re?
tires, will be so much reduced that it
will not be worth the while of the rest
of France to continue resistance. It will find
lt In all respects most expedient to accept the
situation, kiss the rod, and set. to work and see
if there ls any form of government that can
suit them more than twenty years at a time.
Trochu wis ti es to avoid any participation in
this treaty If he can, and will try In the course
of a few weeks to cut out. It ls expected to
result In a frightful carnage. The Germans are
under the impression that he will make his
sortie In the direction of St. Denis, and are
preparing for him. The world outside of Paris
ls so accustomed to the defeat of ?he French
and the success of the German arms, that no
one seems to anticipate anything but disaster
to Trochu. I once had a fight with a cat shut
up in a room from which there was no escape
for her, and since then I nave learned to be?
ware of desperate enemies.
' Yotl are already aware, I suppose, that Lux?
embourg has been greased preparatory to be?
ing swallowed by Germany. The English
press is making a terrible ado about it, bat you
are sure to be misled if you pay any attention
to the tone of Hie English press about any?
thing now occurring upon the Continent. All
it reveals correctly ls the chagrin and discon?
tent with which the Continental doings inspire
the ruling classes in England. You have not
forgotten that In 1SC7 France offered a big
price to Holland tor Luxembourg, and Bis?
marck put his veto upon t ?ie negoiiaton at the
peril of a war with the Emperor. The Hing of
Holland, who ls a nasty creature and over
head and heels in debt, ls now wishing to sell
to Germany, and the circular issued by Bis
marok the other day is the first act of the com?
edy which is being played for the entertain?
ment of Europe while the transaction is be?
ing negotiated. I hope Mr. Gladstone and the
Times will fiad this out in time "to retire in
good order," for. of course, after consenting
to, not dissenting from a sale :o France, they
cannot now object to a sale to Germany.
England is talking very loud about .Russia's
disregard of treaty obligations, and I observed
that our bonds fell in New York three or lour
per cent, at the prospect ol a war, and have
not yet recovered. There will be no war. Of
that you may be sure. I waa told two months
ago that, in consideration ot Russia's keeping
Austria quiet during this war with France,
Germany would ask for a conterence to revise
that treaty. If, however, pendlnir the war,
Germany or Russia had asked civilly lor a re?
vision, England, under the pretext of the un?
settled condition of France, or some other,
would have delayed a reply until the war was
over, or'perhaps refused unconditionally. To
avoid such a reply, Russia began by de?
nouncing the offensive clauses, and then
retreated to the point which she originally
wished to occupy', and to Which she has been
trying for more than ten years to force
Great Britain, but without success. Now
that she has gotten England Into the
conference, let her look out for her Mediterra?
nean fortifications. But, in regard to Russia's
glans, England ls entirely on a false scent,
he does not mean to have a war with Turkey-,
but to take the place of nurse, or rather mis?
tress of the Sultan, which England has bec.i
holding for the last thirty or forty years. Tur?
key is one of those weak and wicked female
natures of which so many abound in this fallen
world, that must be "kept." And she has a
liveliness of instinct peculiar to her class for
discovering when her keeper is losing the
ability to'keep her as she wishes to be kept.
The peace and non-intervention policy which
has matured In England since the Crimean
war does not suit Turkey any better than the
wayward sisterhood are pleased with the plans
of reform and loyalty to the home govern?
ment which are "sometimes made by their
"protectors." In view of the necessltv
for a change, this class do not look so
much to the appearance or character of the
successor as to his means and disposition to
take care of them. This has been alwavs Tur?
key's prostituted condition. She lived with
Russia during the latter part of the last cen
tu-y. or at least the early part of this. The
leading part which England took in breaking
down the power of Napoleon awakened her
wicked passions aa promptly as those ol Cath?
erine Ii of Russia used to be by the sight of a
soldier of unusually lusty proportions. She
has been kept by England ever since. It 13
now evident to her that England is getting too
virtuous lor her, and that Russia is Just vir?
tuous enough, and she is going back from the
Bull to the Bear. You may have by chance
seen the announcement, In one of the official
papers, that Turkey had given notice that it
no longer needed the protection of the
allied fleet lo the Dardanelles, that the re?
cent discoveries of torpedoes and things ren?
dered further outside protection unnec?
essary. This notion that Turkey can, un?
aided, defended herself against Russia, or even
maintained her sovereignty over Egvpt, ls so
fantastically absurd that you are o'bliged to
look at the Inevitable consequence of with?
drawing the protection ot the allies-to-wit, a
friendly alliance with, or destruction bv, Rus?
sia, to ascertain the motive for giving lt air.
As the Turks have not manhood enough in
them as a race to commit suicide, of course
the inference 1B that they mean to strike hands
with Russia, and make such concessions to her
as from lime to time she requires. With but
one ally In Europe, and that one very unpop?
ular with every other State, this has seemed
the only course left, and, though I am
no prophet, nor the son of a prophet,
I feel np hesitation in predicting that
Bhe will be In the embrace of Russia before the
next 4th of July. Then, the three Great
Powers of the world will be Russia, Ger?
many and the United States, which,
by the close of the centurv, will have be?
come the seat of power of the English-speak?
ing races, London will have been practically
transferred to New York, and a constituency
af 100,000.000 and more English readers be?
yond tiiH Atlantic will tempt philosophers,
writers, artists and B^owiaioro 6f- -xi tjnds to
?mit those little islands which can never ac
jommodate comfortably a population of 50 -
300,000, with only the resources which science
?ad art have thus lar placed at the dlBposal of
the human family. France 'seems to be pass?
ing Into the autumnal or winter phase, which
appears by tums to overtake all the great seats
ot civilization on the lower' -\rallelsof latitude.
She is following Spain as Spain followed medi?
eval Italy, med he val Italy the Italy ol' Augus?
tus, the Italy of Augustus Greece, and Greece
Egypt and the Oriental nations. The sign ot
ber decrepitude ls not lu her not fighting suc?
cessfully, but In not being able to stop fighting
THE BLACK SEA CONFERENCE.
The Circumstances Under which the
Conference Meets-Thc Present Posi?
tion of thc Black Sea (tuest lon.
The European Conference, which began its
deliberations *n Tuesday, in London, has been
caused by the circulars addressed, in Novem?
ber, to the principal European powers by
Prince Gortschakotf. In these he declared
that Russia would no longer consider herself
bound by the treaty of Paris so far as it re?
stricted her from having shlps-of-war in tue
Black Sea. Addressing England, who, next
to Turkey, was the most deeply Interested In
the treaty, Prince Gortschakoff pointed out
the various ways in which lt had been violated,
and the manifest injustice of preventing Rus?
sia lrom properly defending her own coast.
He then, in these explicit terms, defined the
decision of the Czar:
"Our august master cannot admit in law that
the treaties, infringed in several of their essen?
tial and general clauses, remain obligatory In
those which touch the direct interests of his
empire. His Imperial Majesty cannot admit,
In fact, that the security of Russia should de?
pend on a fiction which has not withstood the
test of time, and be put in peril by his respect
for engagements which have not been observ?
ed In meir integrity. The Emperor, confiding
in the sentiments of equity ot' the signatory
powers of the treaty ol' 1856, and In the con?
sciousness they have of their ov/n dignity-, in?
structs you to declare that his Imperial Majes?
ty can no longer consider himself bound by
the obligations of the treaty of 18 th-19t 11 March,
185G, so lar as these limit his right of sover?
eignty in the Black Sea."
The Russian Chancellor, however, added that
the Emperor was "ready to come to an under?
standing with the powers who signed this'ar
rangement, either to conform its general stipu?
lations, or to renew them, or to substitute tor
them any other equitable arrangement which
may be thought suitable lo secure the repose
of the East aud the European equilibrium."
The Russian declaration immediately pro?
duced an outburst of Indignation in England.
The leading journals declared that lt was "Im?
possible to admit for a moment" the Czar's
assumption; that the question "Involved the
very existence" of England as a power, a id
that the "retraction of the Russian r* reidar
should be demanded under the penalty of im?
mediate war." The government reply was as
firm, but no: as defiant in tone as that'of Hie
British press. Earl Granville, under date of
November 10, represented that the course pur?
sued Uv Russia virtually amounted to nullify?
ing the entire treaty, and, after dealing with
the arguments ol' the Russian Chancellor, ob?
served that lt was "Impossible for her Majes?
ty's Government to give any sanction on their
part to the course announced by Prince Gorts?
chakoff," and concluded by observing that if
Russia had proposed the question of modifying
the treatv, with the approval of the powers
who were parties to it, the British Govern?
ment would be quite willing to discuss the
matter, and that, "whatever might have been
the result," a risk of future complications
would have been avoided.
Prince Gortschakoff replied, on November
20, that the attempts to assemble the powers
in a general conference had invariably failed,
and that, in tne meanwhile, "the po?ition in
which the treaty let t Russia has become more
and more intolerable." He then, without mod?
ifying in any way the tenor of the original
note, made the following observations, which
convey the consent of Russia to the present
conference, and indicate the character its de?
liberations will assume :
"We cannot admit that the abrogation of a
purely theoretical principle, not followed by
its immediate application, and which visibly
restores to Russia a right of which no great
power could cousent to be deprived, ought to
be considered as a menace to peace, nor that,
In avoiding one point of the treaty of 1856,
the abrogation or all ls Implied. The Impe?
rial Cabinet never had any such inten?
tion. On the contrary, our communication of
October 19 declared, in the most explicit terms,
that his Majesty the Emperor maintains bis
adhesion to the general principles ol the treaty
of 185C. and that he is ready to como to an
agreement with the signatory powers ol that
treaty, either to confirm its general stipula?
tions or to renew them, or to substitute for
them any other equitable arrangement which
may be thought suitable to secure the repose
of the East and the equilibrium of Europe.
.Thereseems, then, to be no reason wiiy the
Cabinet of London should not, If it please, en?
ter into an explanation wpt,h the signatories of
the treaty of 185G. For our part, we are ready
to Join in any d?lib?ration having for its object
the settlement of guarantees for the consolida?
tion of peace In the East, and are persuaded
that fresh guarantees would be found In the
removal of a permanent cause of irritation
existing between the two powers which are
the most directly Interested. Their mutual
relations would be more firmly established on
the basis ol a good and solid understanding."
Earl Granville promptly proceeded to Issue
invitations for a conference to meet January
3, but subsequently postponed lt until the 17th
The diplomatic correspondence of Russia
with Austria resulted lo Austria virtually ac?
ceding to the proposed Infraction, while disap?
proving of the form In which lt was made
kLown to the several powers. As regards
Germany, it is now beyond doubt that there
ls a secret treaty, between her and Russia,
wherein the right to practically nullify the
Treaty of Paris is accorded to the Czar.
Turkey apparently regards the deliberations
of the coming conference with Indlflerence,
I looking upon lt evidently as only a brief
respite from further exactions on the part ol'
Russia, and, as like many similar assemblages,
the prelude to a despern? war. Italy maintains
on this question the san: e reserve that she has
shown towards the belligerents In the Franco
German war. France In no longer able to dic?
tate to Europe, and will be more concerned
for her own security than that of Turkey. So
far, the government ol national defence has
not made known Its views on the question at
The powers who were parties to the Treaty
of 1856, and their probable representatives at
the conference, are as follows : England Earl
Granville; Austria, Count Apponyl; Prussia,
Count Bernstorff; France, no representative
named; Italy. Count Cadorna; Russia, Baron
Brunow; Turkey, Monsonrons Pasha.
WASHINOTOX, January 8.
The amendment to increase the appropria?
tion from $14,000 to $25,000 for the Bureau ol
Education passed. An amendment Increasing
the salaries of the Supreme Court.Judges was
adopted. A bill was introduced for the admis?
sion of Utah Into the Union. House went into
committee on the postal appropriations and
Ihe bill passed. The Brooks special commit?
tee report was adopted as follows : "Resolved,
That lt is the judgment of the House that by
reason of the refusal of Hugh Hastings (of the
New York Commercial Advertiser) to testify
before the select committee as to the truth of
the accusations, the Hon. James Brooks ls
fully exonerated from the charges made by
said Hastings, and that the committee be dis?
charged from the further consideration of the
Morton offered a resolution providing for
the appointment of a select committee of five
members, to which shall be referred the docu?
ments and papers recently laid before the Sen?
ate by the President. In reference to the con?
dition of the Southern States, such committee
u> nave power to employ a ei<^ un? ? OM>
grapher, and to sena roT persons and papers,
to administer oaths, and to Investigate the
matters referred to In the documents and pa?
pers aforesaid, and the truth or falsity
of the crimes and outrages of a political
character, ralleged to have been committed
In the Southern States. A bitter debate
sprang up and will be continued to-morrow.
The question turns upon whether the docu?
ments shall be referred to a special or to the
tudiciary committee. It Is noticed that the
senators whoso terms expire on the 4th of
March are generally bitter. The following is
a specimen : Warner, of Alabama, said "he
hoped a special committee would be appoint?
ed, by whom some remedy would be devised
for the insecurity of life and property and the
wholesale denial of the exercise of the
rights of citizenship. He reminded the
Senate, that upon the announcement in
the Senate, about a year and a half
before, of the death of Mr. Hinds, a
member ol Congress from Arkansas, who was
assassinated because of his political opinions,
he (Warner) had asserted that while the gov
ment had shown Its power to crush rebellion,
lt had yet failed to Bhow its power to protect
Its citizens. He defended himself from the
charge of Inconsistency from the day he put
off the Federal uniform. He had offered to
the Southern people the olive branch of
peace, and had said to them upon the ros?
trum In Alabama, and lure, upon his
responsibility a3 a senator, that he w;is
willing and anxious to forgive the pun;
that as a Federal soldier he had lought only
for the union and iuture peace of his coun?
try. He could say to-day he cherished no ani?
mosities on account of (he past, but was ready
now, as he had been since the war, to rise
above such considerations, and, in a spirit ol'
Christian statesmanship, do that which would
seem best for the welfare of his country and its
future. He would vote with the senator from
California, (Casserly,) for amnesty for the
rebellion; but he would be sorry to pro?
pose that that should carry with It
amnesty for the rebellion and murder or to?
day. While for amnesty he was also for the
halter for murderers. His answer to insinua?
tions of Republican connivance In the South?
ern outrages was that, if the Democratic party
depended for ascendency upon the operations
of organized bands of Ku-Klux assassins In
overriding the South, lt was time the country
knew it. He hoped it was not true, and dep?
recated the drawing of party lines upon a sim?
ple proposition to Investigate the truth of these
allegations." If it was shown that the Democrat?
ic ascendency In the South had boen secured
through popular violence and Intimidation, he
would, expect his Democratic friends to
unite in applying a remedy for the evil. To
refute the assertion that these were stale
charges, he read from Democratic newspapers
severe comments upon the refusal ol the Sen?
ate to restore the Arlington estate to the
widow ol General Leo. As an illustration of
the frequent ebullitions ol political feeling,
indicating the lawiiss condition of soci?
ety there, he cited an Incident within
his own experience of an organized
attempt being made during a late can?
vass to break up a Republican meeting at
the town of Eu taw, Alabama, which was at?
tended with most serious consequences. Fifty
four ot the participants in the meeting were
killed or wounded. Though In the interest of
the Democracy, and intended by them as a
means of carrying a county in which it oc?
curred, there was no greater provocation for
it than there was now for him lo fire
a shot in the Senate Chamber. He had
been informed th:-.t during the melee
several anota were fired at himself-." After
characterizing tnia as a premeditated at?
tempt to intimidate Republicans from voting,
he held that it was Impossible to punish the
offenders, because they were thoroughly or?
ganized, and had control of the county.
? BX BRIL NEWS.
It is likely that there will be a week's debate
upon the reference of tte message in regard to
Southern outrages. The communications cov?
ered by the message are from the military
commanders, and go several year.? back. Few
of them are of recent date. The most recent
are from Governor Recd, of Florida, and Gov?
ernor Holden, and the latter mentions, as a
fact which will surprise many who do not
know to the contrary, that Andrew Johnson [3
the head of the Ku-Klux.
The committee of waya and means have re?
ported a bill making the tariff on Imported
spirits two dollars.
Among the nominations to-day were Sue B.
Johnson for postmaster at Huntsville, Ala.
Pleasanton advocates a more liberal system
for the export of spirits and tobacco.
Tho judiciary committee of the House have
agreed to report a bill dividing Virginia Into
two Judicial districts.
The new move of the reconitroction commit?
tee Involves the relief from the test oath of
persons who entered the Confederate army
A MONSTROUS STORY.
THE EXPERIENCE OT NEW YORK
ROUGHS IN SO ?TH CAROLINA.
The Statement of Mr. Samuel Hoggett
Colonel James E. Kerrigan Leaves
New Torie City with Tweaty.fi ve Men
-Ula Arrival at Colombio- A Startling
Proposition-The Attack or the Ka.
Kl UT-The Army Returns to New York
The following extraordinary communication
coBstitutes the lending sensation in the New
York Sun ot Monday last:
TO THE EDITOR OF THE SUN.
SIB-The following story may strike you as
almost incredible, but you may rely upon lt
that there is not a word In lt which ls not
perfectly true. I do not think I should have
revealed all the names which are mentioned In
it. had I not been informed that other parties
were on the point of making them public.
For that reason I shall not hesitate, since I
know that in relating the facts myself, there
will be no danger of misrepresentation from
LOOKING ABOUND FOB CONVENIENT TOOLS.
About seven weeks ago, a Colonel Baker, on
the staff of Governor Scott, of South Carolina,
appeared In a saloon known as the "Crystal,",
sima: ml in the Bowery, between Broome and
Grand streets. He Inquired lor men who were
willing to go to South Carolina, where they
were to be appointed deputy Slate constables,
and be employed at the Union gold mines for
tho protection of the negro miners. He want?
ed li:ty men, he said, and showed his authori?
zation from Governor Scott for procuring
them. Their transportation expenses were to
be paid, and after reaching their destination
they were to receive $3 a day and mileage. On
these representations Baker Eecured twenty
five men, among them myself, and on the 22d
of last November he started lor South Carolina
with bis recruits, making the voyage on the
st eumur James Adger.
ARMING THE NEW YOBKEBS.
Wc arrived at Columbia November 26, and
there were sworn in as deputy constables by
Chief Constable Hubbard. Wp jmry ir'Trnn.
?SeaL J THE STATE OF SOUTH CABOLINA. 1
-) By Hie Chief Coustable or the State. J
1, reposing special tru?t and confidence In your
abilities, care, prurience an l Integrity, have com?
missioned,constituted and appointed, andbythese
presents do commission, constitute and appoint
you. the said-, deputy constable for-,
in the State aforesaid, to have, hold, exercise,
and enjoy the said office of depniy constable, to?
gether with anthe rights, privileges, profits and
emoluments wha'ever thereunto belonging, or in
This commission to continue in force.
JOHN B. HCBBAR>, Cider Constante.
The following are the names ol some of our
men :-Lindsey, John Barret. John O'Brien,
Samuel Hoggett, John Burns. John Corcoran,
alias "Slip,"-Tierney, Andrew White, .
White, - McGlnnls, Garret McPortland,
George Gilbert, Charles Westfield,-Baker,
James Barrett, Martin Fay, Michael Brophy,
-Donahue, Thomas Fisher, Edward Han?
Colonel Kerrigan, of Fenian renown, com?
manded us. We were regarded by the people
of Columbia as representative roughs from
New York, and were supposed to have been
domiciled in Five Points, and selected from
the dregs of that region's population. Gov.
Scott and his friend Senator Crews seemed
delighted at our manly forms; we appeared to
be Just what they needed.
THE KU-KLUX AND THE CA BP ET-B AG O E BS.
As we alterward8 learned. Gov. Scott, Sena?
tor Crews, and their particular friends were In
some fear for their salety. They dared not
leave Columbia, unless they went directly and
by daylight to some other good-sized city,
since they knew that the Ku-Klux watched
their movements constantly, and could bring
them down with rille bullets if they had the
opportunity, from a considerable distance.
Neither could Uley get the Ku-Klux leaders
Into their grasp, although they knew well who
they were, and where Uley were to be found.
Neither had they been able to find competent
men In the State who were willing to silence
the rebel marauders. Oue senator was afraid
to go home unless with a strong body-guard.
This state ol' affairs will explain the proposal
which was made to some of us in Columbia.
TEN THOUSAND DOLLAB3 FOB EACH HEAD.
Our party was staying at Rose's Hotel, and a
State senator, accompanied by another well
known gentleman, visited us. He had several
conversations with John Barret and John Cor?
coran. He 6ald that the Ku-Klux carried
things with such a high hand in Laurens
County as to prevent lils entering lt. They
gave Governor Scott a great deal of trouble.
It had been determined to wipe out the whole
gang. The senator said this with a pleasant
smile; and after this introduction to the busi?
ness on hand, be came finally to particulars.
John Barrett, John Corcoran. John O'Brien
and myself, were to proceed to Laurens, and
were there to be furnished with horses of |
speed and endurance, for fear that the railway
connection might be missed. We were to
watch for the opportunity, and when ready
were to attack the Ku-Klux and shoot Mr.
Todd, Mr. Clure, and Mr. McCurley, their
leaders. For this we were promised $30,000
and State protection, besides $10,000 which
was said to be deposited In a safe belonging to
Mr. Todd. It we accomplished our purpose
we were told that Colonel Kerrigan would re?
ceive one of the best offices In the State. In
the meantime the other party was to
ATTACK DAVID O EST,
Captain of the Ku-Klux, Jasper Gibbs, ex
sheriff Smith, J. Rice Rogers, 'he present
sheriff,-Sumner, and Henry Weat, all of
Union, a town som ' twenty miles from Colum?
bia. The reward lor each missing Ku-Klux
leader was to be $10,000 In case of any
trouble arising from our work, the protection
or the Slate was promised.
THE CAMP AT THE UNION GOLD MINES.
We had accepted Baker's proposal, expecting
that the positions he offered us were a sort ol'
political sinecure, and tliut In return we were
to protect somebody somewhere against the
Ku-Klux; but we had not expected anything
of this*kind. We dared not, however, openly
reject the proposals which had been made
to us, and we therefore assented, though
without any Intention of doing the required
work. We accordingly started for Union
by rall, were there armed with Win?
chester repealing rifles, and then journeyed
bv wagon to the Union gold mines, which
are some seventeen mile6 distant from Union
proper. On the way we were joined by fifteen
United States regulars, under Lieutenant Paul.
On reaching the mines, in which, as I under
stood, Scott and others are interested, bat
which the Ku-Klux will not allow to be work?
ed, we looked about us for the negro miners,
whom we were to protect; but nor a solitary
soul, black or white, was to be seen In the
neighborhood. Under the circumstances we
did the best we could. The wagons which had
conveyed us to the spot had returned, and we
would haveto tramp the distance back. Bather
than do that, we concluded to remain where
we were and await developments. Our party
took up quarters in two deserted log cabins,
and the regulars put up their tents. We re?
mained at the mines ten days, and during that
time were .
TURICE ATTACKED AT NIGHT BY THE KU-KLUX,
who, fastening their horses at a distance,
crept in and fired at our pickets. On the
fourth day, Colonel Baker, who had accom?
panied us to the mines, left us and went to
A lew days after Baker's departure, we sent
a messenger to Scott, for we had grown Im?
patient and wanted to know what we were to
do. On the tenth day he returned, accompa?
nied by U. 8. Marshal Wilson, who had orders
to convey us baok to Columbia.
On our return to Columbia we were paid,
but Instead of receiving $3 per day for our
services as promised, we received only $2, and
were, moreover, ordered to leave the State at
once under penalty of arrest. Of course we
did so. We had seen enough of Scott to know
that, having the power, he would use it. Our
party cost him, or perhaps South Carolina,
THE SCENE IN THE ENTRANCE TO NIBLO'S OAK?
A week or two ago Governor Scott and Sen?
ator Crews visited New York. Crews lodged
at the St. Nicholas and Scott at the Metropoli?
tan. They stood one evening In the entrance
to Niolo's Garden, and were there met by Col?
onel Kerrigan. The three entered Into a con?
versation which presently culminated In a
quarrel. Colonel Kerrigan was very angry
and loudly denounced Crews. No little con?
fusion ensued, and Crews, I hear, begged to
know what was wanted to settle the trouble,
and prevent its reaching tbe newspapers. Tho
next day he hastily left the city for his strong?
hold In South Carolina.
Here, now, you have my story, and I have
made It as straightforward as possible.
[A Sun reporter, after receiving the above
statement from Mr. Hoggett, visited tbe St.
Nicholas and Metropolitan Hotels, and learned
that Senator Crews and Governor Scott left
the city a week ago last Saturday. The above
statement Is backed by the sworn affidavits of
five members of.Hoggett's party, all of which
are In the possession of the editor of the Sun.
The affidavits are explicit, and assert much
more than Mr. Hoggett's letter.]
THE y EG HO KU-KLWX.
WILMINGTON, January 18.
News from Robeson County concerning the
recent murders and outrages committed by
Lowry's band of outlaws show that they possess
no political significant whatever. Lowry,
the leader, and nearly all the band,are negroes.
ORAFFLISG A CABLE.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, January 17.
The Darda is grappling for the broken As
plnwall cable In five hundred fathoms of water,
with a sandy bottom.
SPARKS FRO ll THE WIRES.
The steamship America has arrived at San
Francisco, bringing one hundred and sixty
Chinese and a full cargo.
Several prisoners have been discharged at
San Francisco, without trial, under decisions
against Chinese testimony.
The export of specie from New York yester
Dffm&vcK^ rnTfiaT tt wl" -
It is now thought that fifty-eight lives were
lost by the burning of the steamer McGill.
The following ls the result of the senatorial
elections : Windora, lrom Minnesota; Logan,
from Illinois; Frellnghuysen, from New Jersey;
Blair, from Missouri; Morrill, from Maine*
Saulsbury, from Delaware.
The election feuds In Mexico are becoming
Intensified. The entire press and numerous
political clubs favor the re-election of Juarez.
QLD CAROLINA BITTERS!
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS !
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS !
i OLD CAROLINA BITTERS I!
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS !J
WANT OF APPETITE !
WANT OF APPETITE !
WANT OF APPETITE I
WANT OF APPETITE !
DRUGGISTS AND GROCERS!
DRUGGISTS AND GROCERS!
DRUGGISTS AND GROCERS1
D R U G.'G I S T S AND GROCERS!
GOODRICH, WISEMAN A CO.
HE COTTON STATES
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
Guaranteed Capital. $500,ooo
ONE HUNDRED TBOOSAND DOLLARS
Deposited with State authorities or Georgia.
FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
Deposited with State authorities of South Caro?
lina for Security of Policyholders.
OPFICEB8 AT MACON, OZOROIA:
WM. JOHNSTON, President.
WM. S. HOLT, vice-President.
GEO. S. OBEAR. Secretary.
C. F. MCCAY, Actuary.
JOHN VV. BURKE, Geaeral Agent.
W. J. MAGILL, Superintendent Agencies.
Recommended by the following gentlemen, who
have examined its Charter and prospectus:
COL WM. JOHNSTON, President Charlotte, C. 4 A.
Gen. WADE HAMPTON, Columbia, S. C.
Col. L. D. CHILDS, President Carolina Isational
Bank, Columbia. S. C.
OoL JAMES G. GIBBES, Columbia, S. C.
Colonel JAMES H. RION, Wlnnsboro', S. C.
General M. C. BUTLER, Edgeflekl. .
General ROBERT TOOMBS. of Georgia, Ac, Ac
BURDELL BROS.* Agents,
Corner Broad and State streets.
T. L. OGIER, M. v., Examining Physician,
WILSON-BROWN.-In Georgetown, on thel2th
Instant, tty the Rev. A. T. Porter, G. F?USEB WIL.
SON to BESS, youngest daughter of the late Dr. E.
B. Brown. .
pS~ T/HE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT?
ANCES or Mr. and Mrs. NICHOLAS CULLET?N,
and of h Iii brother, Mr. P. Culleton, are respect?
fully Invited to attend the Fanerai Services of the
former, ut St. Joseph's Church, Anson street,
Tuts MORNING, at half past 9 o'clock. jania*
pS- ST. PATRICK'S BENEVOLENT SO
CIETT.-'.Che members of the St. Patrick's Be?
nevolent Society are respectfully requested to
attend the funeral of their late member, Mr.
NICHOLAS CULLETON, THIS (Thursday) MORNING
at 9 o'clock, at St. Joseph's Church, Anson street.
jan ig W. BAKER, Secretary.
^NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
three (3) months from date application will be
made for ;he renewal of the following STOCK OF
THE HOMESTEAD BUILDING AND LOAN ASSO?
CIATION: Scrip No. 77, for twenty-five (25) Shares,
dated June 1st, 1867, and Scrip No. 215, for five (?)
Shares, Feoruary 3d, 1868, standing in the name of
Mrs. C. H. BERNARD._declO lamo3
pS- NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS ARE
hereby cautioned against crediting any of the
crew or -.he.British Bark JAMES IVES, as no
debts contracted by them will be paid by Captain
or ourselves. GEO. A. TREN HOLM it SON,
^SB" THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN
AND TRUST COMPANY, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
DECEMBER 24,1870.-SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Depositors are requested to leave their BOOKS to
be credited with the January Quarterly Interest,
due 1st proximo.
All Deposita made on or before the 20th Jana,
ary, will bear Interest from 1st January. Interest,
6 per cent., will be compounded quarterly.
THOMAS R. WARING
pS-J)R. J. C. LUDWIG, BA?NSCHETD
IST.-Dr. LUDWIG would respectfully inform his
friends, and the citizens of Charleston generally,
that he has returned to the city and offers his pro?
fessional services as a BAUNSOHEIDIST, in the
cure and relief of many diseases appertaining to
the human system. His practice ls particularly
applicable to all Diseases of the Skin (and all cu?
taneous infirmities,) Rheumatism, Gout, Neural?
gia, Dyspepsia, ?c.
Onice lu WENTWORTH STREET, No. 70, north
side, between King and St. Phillp street.
Dr. Ludwig wonld respectfully refer to the fol?
Henry Gerdts, D. Leseman, L. Gronlng, W. I.
Middleton, J. H. Bolles, Hiles Drake, James M.
Caldwell k Son, Dr. J. B. Patrick, L. Welskopr, G.
C. Schmelzer, A. Moroso and P. A. McBride.
ps- 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, County Commissioner, until the 8th of
February, for banding a County Courthouse, of
brick, at Blackville, for Barn weil County.
Thc proposals will make specific bids for the
Building complete, with all materials furnished
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 building to be finished by 1st November cor?
me building la to be two stories high, seventy . '
by forty-five feet, with passage lengthwise through
the lower ptory, ten feet wide, with four rooms
on each side of passage-way. The npper story to
be appropriated to a courtroom, forty five feet by
fifty-eight feet, with two Jury-rooms, of twelve
by twenty-two and a half feet, lu rear of the
judge's stand. The lower floor to be two feet
from the ground, the npper floor to be thirteen
feet from the tower floor, and the celling of the
second story to be sixteen feet from the upper
floor. The building to be covered with tin, and
tu be constructed nuder 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.
Plana and Specifications can be seen at the
Office of the Connty Commissioners, at Blackville,
in accordance with which the work ls to be done.
pS- EXPRESSLY FOR THE BENEFIT
OF FEMAL1S.-Utility, safety, comfort and beau?
ty, all secured by the use of the PHILOTOKEN, or
Female's Friend. Get a Pamplet. Full directions
accompany each bottle? Sold by the Druggists
for $1. Wholesale Agents, DO WIE, MOISE k
DAVIS, No. 169 Meeting street, Charleston.
RAFTER WAR, PESTILENCE AND
Intemperance, Colds lead to the greatest destruc?
tion of human life, mainly because a Cold ls too
often considered a very ordinary, trifling affair,
Just as well left to go as It came, and hence sys?
tematically neglected, until a simple, curable af?
fection ls converted Into a serious and generally
ratal Pulmonary disease. The more prudent,
aware that a vlo'ent Cough or Cold should never
bc trifled with, but on the contrary taken care of
from Its incipiency, promptly make use of DR.
JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT, a curat.ve which has
sustained its reputation for over thirty years as a
remedy always efficacious, and sure to exert a
beneficial influence on all the Bronchial and Pul?
monary organs. Sold by all druggists, and by
Goodrich, Wlncman k Co., Charleston, S. C.
pS- IF YOU HAVE A DISCHARGE
from the nose, offensive or otherwise, stopping up
of the nose, at times giving nasal twang to voice,
partial loss of the sense or smell, taste or hearing,
feel dnll and stupid, have pain or pressure In the
head, take cold easily, you may rest assured that
you have Catarrh. Thousands annually, without
manifesting half of the above symptoms, termi?
nate lu Consumption or Insanity, and end In the
grave. R. V. PIBRCE, M. a., of Buffalo, N. Y., is
the proprietor o? DB. SAGE'S CATARRH REME?
DY-a perrect specific ror Catarrh, which he sends
to any address, postpaid, ror sixty cents. Sold by
most druggists everywhere. Janl9-thstn3Psc
pS- PIMPLES ON THE FACE.-FOR
ComedoncB, Blackworms or Grubs, 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'
Druggists everywhere. Wholesale by DOW1E,
MOISE k DAVIS, Charleston, S. C.
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. Whole?
sale by DOWIE, MOISE k DAVIS, Charleston, S.
pS- DIVORCE S.-ABSOLUTE DI?
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 canse;
no pubUclty. No charge until divorce ls obtained.
Advice free. Address,
MOORE k RICHARDSON,
CODUsellore at Law,
dec20-iyr 180 Broadway, New York City.
Established facts are silent arguments volea
neither pen nor tongue can shake, and lt ts upon
established facts that the reputation of HOSTET
TER'S STOMACH BITTERS, aa a health-preserv?
ing Elixir, and a wholesome and pc werf al reme*
dy, is based. When witnesses come forward la
crowds, year arter year, and reiterate the same
statements in relation to the beneficial effects Of
a medicine npon themselves, disbelief in its efflca*
cy is literally impossible. The credentials of thia
unequalled tonic and alterative, extending overa
period or nearly twenty years, include Individu*
als of every class, and residents of every clime,
end refer to the most prevalent among the com?
plaints which afflict and harass the human fami?
ly. Either a multitude of people, strangers to
each other, have annually beea seized with an in?
sane and motiveless desire to deceive the public,
or HOSTETTE R'S BITTERS, for no less than a
flit h of a century, have been affording such relief
to sufferer a 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 thees
Unes, tens of thousands of persons of both sexes
are relying npon the Bitters as a sure defence,
against the ailments which the present season ea*
genders, and their confidence is not misplaced.
The local potions which Interested dealers some?
times endeavor to foist npon the sick in its stead,
are everywhere meeting the fate that la dos to
fraud and imposture, while the demand for the
great vegetable specific ls constantly increasing.
pm*TEE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DR. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OLL kills all pain In
two minutes. Cancers, Boils,'Totter and Oki
Sores, oared in 48 hoars by DB. HASKELL'S CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For sale at retail by
G. W. ADIAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DB*
DR. H. BAER, POT,
A. O. BARBOT, DE. 0. J. LUHN,
ED. a BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE A 00.,
M. H. COLLINS A CO., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
GRAMAN A SCH WAKE, DR. W. A. SERINE.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
A id at wholesale by BOWIE, MOISE * DAY?9,
solo Agenta for Sooth Carolina, noyll-amoanaw
pm- MEDICAL NOTICE.-PATIENTS
suffering from Diseases per taming to the GENI TO
URINARY ORGANS, win receive the -latest scien?
tific treatment by placing themselves ander tbs
care Ol Dr. T. BEBNSTJERNA, office No. 74 Hasel
street, three doors from.the Postofflce.
Clothing ana inrmsfjirtg ?coirs.
1H? STMAS t
DOUBLE-BRE.v S'i ED SACKS|
PRINCE OF WALES FROCKS
ENGLISH MORNING COATS
SILK AND VELVET VESTS, and . _
LOW PRICED BUSINESS E8UT?8.
SE si t-r g
SHAKER, BRITISH, and
PATENT PANTALOON DRAWERS
SCARLET AND WHITE SHAKER FLANNEL
COTTON FLANNEL AND JEANS
CARTWRIGHT AND WARNER'S
SUPER STOUT COTTON
SCARLET AND WHITE ALL-WOOL
COLORED AND WHITE MERINO
TRUE FIT SHIRTS
BISHOP AND PARAGONS
THE TRUNK PAPER COLLARS AND
ENGLISH BUCK, CALF
DOG, KID, BEAVER
SILK, CLOTH, and
FLE ECED-LINED COTTON?
VIENNA TRAVELLING BAGS
TRUNKS, LAP ROBES and
ROBES DE CHAMBRE sad
For elegance, ease and comfort to the
wearer, these Goods are recommended wita
J. H. LAWTON & CO.,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BUILDING.
gHEET BRASS, OP ALL THICKNESS?
ES AND WIDTHS. FOR SALE BY WM. SHEP?
HERD A CO., No. 24 HAYNE STREET AND NO. ?
PLNCKNEY STREET. *h
CORKER BROAD STREBT AND EAST BIT.
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cash rates for ALL PAPERS In the UnltedStsteS.
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