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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
?THE PORT ROYAL JOB If OT DEAD.
' A Wild Proposition by Whipper-The
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.}
COLUMBIA, February 1.
Thomas Dodamead, late superintendent of
the Richmond and Danville Road, assumed the
duties of superintendent of the Greenville and
Columbia Road to-day.
The Port Royal Railroad scheme is not dead
yet. The interested parties are lobbying with
all their might.
The Senate to-day struck out the. enacting
clause of the bill increasing the salary ol the
judges ol the Supreme Court. In the House,
Whipper gave notice of a bill to provide for
the support of the widows and orphans of
parties killed for tbeir political opinions, and
to erect monuments lor the same.
The attorney-general will submit an opinion
on Senator McIntyre's case to-morrow, and
will recommend that the election be declared
A CURIOUS EXPLANATION RT THE
< STATE TREASURER.
A Knotty Question Settled--The Land
Commission Affairs to be Published
The Blue Ridge Railroad Invoking
Congressional A id-Proceedings in
[FROM OUR Sr-ECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, . January 31.
WQAT BECAME OF THE SCHOOL '.PPROPRIATION.
In answer to the concurrent resolution re?
quiring the State treasurer tb report to the
General Assembly the reason why the appro?
priation for the free schools for the fiscal years
1868-6^jdso thc poll-tax lor the same, had
not been held sacred for the purposes intend?
ed, the treasurer replied that the county treas?
urers, in transmitting taxes collected, did not
specify on what special account the taxes had
been collected, and he consequently em?
bodied them In one general item of funds.
In regard to the reason why the ap?
propriation had not been held sacred
for the purpose intended, he says : "Lack of
funds necessary to meet In full all demands
authorized by the different appropriations in?
duced bim to pay all claims presented until
the appropriation was exhausted, and it would
have been Impossible to have made a pro rata
division or tjie funds in the treasury to secure
each appropriation its exact proportion on ac?
count of the constant changes." The answer
was read in the House, and made the special
order for Thursday next, at 2 P. M.
A KNOTTY QUESTION SETTLED.
%ie question whether a member of the Gene?
ral Assembly can reluse to vote when the ayes
and nays are called, has created considerable
confusion in both Houses, and to settle the
matter beyond any further doubt Mr. Swails
to-day offered In the Senate an amendment to
rule 15, specifying that no member shall be
excused from voting when the ayes and nays
are taken. The amendment was adopted.
NOTICE OF BILLS IN THE SENATE.
Wimbush gave notice of a bill to Incorporate
the Savings and Building Association of South
Carolina; and another to incorporate the En- .
terprise Railroad Company, of Charleston, S.
C., approved March 1, 1870.
A bill to incorporate the South Carolina
Savings and Building Association, No. 2, re?
ceived its second reading, and was engrossed
_ior a third.
A bill to renew the chatter of .the Town of
Spartanburg went through the same course.
HO V SE-ANOTHER-EFFORT TO INVESTIGATE.
H. Cain introduced a resolution similar to
that offered by Whipper yesterday to investi?
gate the expenses of the fitting up ol the Hali
ot the House ot Representatives, but the effort
proved fruitless; for the resolution was tabled
by a vote of G3 to 23. Later in the day Hen?
derson introduced the following resolutbpD,
which met with the same late :
Whereas, The majority, ot this House are un?
der the impression that entirely too much
money has feen expended for the purpose of
fitting np this hall; and, whereas, we, the
members ot this House, are under the im?
pression that we have not been justly dealt
with in the matter, and propose to have a
thorough investigation, for the sake of the
people and the impoverished State of South '
Carolina; therefore, be lt
Resolved, That there be a committee ap
po&ted, consisting ol thirty members of the
House of Representatives, for the purpose of.
Investigating the entire character ol the fitting
up of said hall; an i said committee shall hav??
power to examine all accounts and everything
relating to the nature ol the fitting up of sale
LAND COMMISSION INVESTIGATION.
The Senate concurrent resolution, directing
the Investigating committee on the land com?
mission to publish the evidence taken by them,
was laid on the table in the House, and notice
thereof was sent to the Senate. This wa9 en?
tirely unexpected, and the Senate finally re?
solved to publish the testimony without the
concurrence of the House. It will be $ volum?
inous document, disclosing a serles o? the
biggest frauds on record.
Garey Introduced a resolution in the House
requesting the attorney-general to inlorm the
House immediately what necessary legal steps
should be taken to obtain a full and complete
report of the transactions of the lam: commis?
sion, which, after a short discussion, wa3
BILLS FROM THE SENATE.
The House received the following bills frpm
the Senate, read them the first time and re1
ferred them to proper committees:
A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to
establish and maintain a system of tree com?
mon schools in the State of South Carolina."
A bill to amend section 279 of an act entitled
"An act to revise, simplify and abridge the
rules, practice, pleadings and forms of the 4
courts ol" the State."
A bill to require the county commissioners
to report to the General Assembly.
A bill to amend an act to define the jurisdic?
tion and duiies of county commissioners.
A bill to require county treasurers to report
to the General Assembly.
A bill to compel county treasurers to receive
county checks or warrants for county taxes,
and for other purposes.
AID FOR THE BLUE RIPOE RAILROAD.
The committee on railroads recommended
that the joint resolution requesting Congress
to grant aid to complete the Blue ?tldge Rail?
road be changed to a concurre at resolution.
On motion, tn? report was tabled and the reso?
lution made the special order for 2 P. M., to
Hurley introduced a bill to amend "An act
to amend the charter of the King's Mountain
Railroad Company; and another to charter the
Yemassee and Millen. Railroad Company, In
South Carolina. Both bills received their tirst
read.ng, and were relerred to the committee
Bosemou introduced a hill to determine the
day of election o\he Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Charleston. Referred to the com?
mittee on privileges and elections.
Ford Introduced a joint resolution for the
purpose of providing payment to the special
deputy State c nstaoles for services rendered
at the late general election. Relerred to the
committee on ways aud menus.
NOTICES OF DIL\S.
Dennis gave notice that he would Introduce
a bili requiring till parties instituting civil ac?
tions to provide by bond or otherwise lor pay?
ment ol costs before prosecuting.
Levy gave notice bl a bill to define and reg?
ulate tlie jurisdiction ol the police court of
Charleston, S. C.
Jones gave notice of a bill to re^ Aal so much
ot "An act to authorize a State k>uD to pay the
interest on the public debt," as relates to the
appointment of a financial agent.
Boston gave notice of a bill to amend the
charter ot the Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road Company, and for other purposes therein
THE NATION Ali CAPITAL.
A Damper on Election Be ts-A Healthy
Protest from rv cw England Women
A French Sympathizer-HUI, of Ucoi
[ gla. Sworn In-Important Bills Faw
ed-T h e Rccoustrnctron Committee
again Flt aid from.
WASHINGTON, February 1.
. Ia the Senate a resolution has been intro?
duced amending the constitution so a.? to ex?
clude*" from the rights of sufTrage all persona
betting on elections, or who shall promise to
give or receive a valuable consideration for his
Buckingham presented a protest from New
EDgland women against femare suffrage, as
imposing upou them duties belonging to the
In connection with the subject of aid for the
poor ol Germany and France, Sherman pro?
posed, but afterwards withdrew, the fallowing
Resolved, That the President be requested to
communicate to the French Government the
proposed sympathy of the American people for
the suffering entailed upon-the French ; and
iurther, that the President be Instructed, so
far as consistent with the law of nations, to
assist the French people in thc establishment
of a republic.
Sherman thought we were bound to do this
much for France, on account* of the ancient J
bond bet wei us.
i The Senate passed a resolution recommend-1
ing organized charity for French "tad German
' sufferers by the war.
The President wa requested to commo.nl- j
cate the correspondence of Mr. Blow, the min- j
ister to Brazil, regarding the culture ol cotton, j
and the commerce of that country.
The discussion of the Georgia q estion was
resumed. A motion to substitute Farrow for
Hill, in Ifce minority report, Jailed by a vote of I
19 to 3G. Hill was then sworn in as senator
from Georgia. The question then recurred on
seating Miller. Trumbull gave' notice that he
would offer? resolution that Miller was duly
elected, and lollow it with a concurrent reso- j
lution prescribing the form of oath in his
An unsuccessful attempt was made to take I
up the matter of steamship subsidies.
The diplomatic appropriation bill was pass?
ed; also the West Point appropriation bill.
In executive session the Senate continued
Drii m mond as commissioner of the several
land offices, vice Wilson. Adjourned.
The subject of the abolition of the test oath
was resumed, and tTie bill finally passed by a l
vote of 118 to 89. Tue -bill goes lo the Presi?
Butler, of Massachusetts, said that he had
reported the lollowlng bill as the mouth-piece
of the reconstruction committee, but could
not support it :
Be it enacted, That when any person who ls j
not rendered ineligible to office by the provis- J
ions of the Fourteenth amendment to the con-1
stitution shall be elected or appointed to any
office ol .honor or (rust under tue Government J
of the Uni ted States, (Cad shall not be able on
account of his participation in the late rebel
hon to take the oath prescribed in the act ot I
Congress, approved 2d July, 1S62, "said person
shall In lieu of said oath, before entering upon
the duties of said office, take and subscribe
the oath prescribed in fan act of Congress en?
titled "An act prescrlbing-an oath ol' office to
be taken by the person whose legal disabili?
ties shall have been removed,'* approved lllh I
The bili for the relief of the purchasers of j
land sold for direct taxes In the Insurrection- j
ary States, was passed. .
A bill that a railroad company passing
through a State shall be regarded as a citizen
of that State, and be forbidden to remove
causes against citizens of said State from the
State ta the Federal Courts, was passed.
A bill discharging convicts of their fines I
when their terms of imprisonment expires, 1
upon affidavit of their Inability to pay, passed. 11
A bill dividing Virginia into two judiciary 11
districts passed. Adjourned.
MISCELLANEOUS.' I j
The postmaster-geaeral has been directed to I
communicate intormalion respecting the ser
vic? upon the post route, No. 6162, between
Baltimore and New Orleans,
Department statements show a decrease of
four millions. Coin in the treasury ninety
nine millions; currency, twenty-five millions, j,
THE PA CIF1 CA TION OF CUE A. 1
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WASHINGTON, February I. |
Regular dispatcher from Havana report thc '
surrender of tue Insurgent chiefs Dominiquez,
Santa Parez and Perdome, each with small
bodies of men. The New Yorjc Herald special
says, the surrender of the leading insurgents 1
continues, und the work of paciilcation pro- ]
It is stated that the Insurgent assembly has i
been dissolved, and each member is looking
to his own safety. The special adds : Don Mi?
guel G. Gatoerez, the vice-president of the
Cuban Republic, aud his son, are in Hie woods *
in the neighborhood of Guaymaro.
AID FOR THE GERMANS.
NEW YOBK, JC ary 31.
The North German Consul-General at thia
port has published an appeal to Germans in
this country lor renewed subscriptions to the
German patriotic fund. He states that the
European war, during Its latter period, has
caused Germany inore sacrifices than during
its former, and that the severe winter bas in?
creased the sufferings of Germany from Hie
war, and she has not only to.provlde for her
own wounded and a large number ol French
wounded soldiers, but also to support three
hdndred and filly thousand French, prisoners.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The jury In the case of John Ware, for kill?
ing his father in Camden, N. J., returned a
verdict of murder In the first degree. The
plea of Insanity, upon which the delynce reli?
A Cleveland, Ohib, dispatch says Dr. Galen
tin, who shot Dr. Jones tor a violation ol' his
marital rights, has been conv'cted' of man?
Thc Holiday Hotel in Milwaukee has been
burned. Five persons perished, two were
fatally burned, and others werehurtby jump?
ing from the windows.
The smallpox introduced in St. John's, N.
B., by a sailor, who died at his boarding-house,
is spreading. Sixteen cases are reported to?
The West Virginia Legislature have elected
HI G. Dayls, Democrat, to the Senate by thir?
.The steamship Russia take3 out over a mil?
lion of specie.'
. While workmen were engaged in removing
a large broken glass Irom a Canal street win?
dow, In New Orleans, tbe glass tell, a piece
cutting the throat ol Benjamin Levy, who was
passlng by. killing him almost instantly.
THE KAISER'S CONQUEST.
j THE FRENCH STILL EFFERVESCING
Disturbances Apprehended-B e 1 f o r t
j Still Bombarded-Germans Sharing
their Stores with the French-The
Bourbons Candidates for the Throne
-The Emperor* Still in Camp.
LONDON, February 1.
; A dispatch from Bordeaux says that Gam?
betta has telegraphed the prefects of provinces
that ~he will announce thev resolution of the
Bordeaux Government, alter communication
with a personage expected from Paris; In the
meanwhile he urges firmness and confidence,
and directs them to drill incessantly the re?
cruits which arrive during the respite.
A dispatch Irom Versailles says firing was
heard ld the direction of Belleville and Villette
Chaus, and there is apprehension of a disturb?
ance in Paris.
Bourbaki and Gambetta cease operations to?
A dispatch from Switzerland says the bom?
bardment of Belfort continues.
The reassembling pf the Conference is again
postponed In consequence ol the illness ol
Postal communication between London and
Paris has been reopened. The Prussians are
driving cattle into Paris to feed the Inhabi?
tants. Bismarck has notified the British For?
eign Office that the Dieppe line alone is availa?
ble for transportation of provisions to Paris,
but that until sufficient 'supplies can be re?
ceived the Germans will share their stores
with the citizens.
General Fore gn News.
FLORENCE, January 31.
The debate in Parliament on the Papal guar?
antees has closed. Explanation was made by
the government that the responsibilities lt
proposed tb assume towards the Pope were
virtually the same as those adopted by the-ad?
vice of Cavour with relation to the liberties of
the church, and that the practical effeet of
this policy would be to exenjpt the Pope from
subjection to any temporal authority.
ROME, January 30. '
Von Arnim, German Ambassador at Rome,
has.presented to the Pope an autograph letter
from Emperor William, thanking his Holiness
for bis peace counsels, and expressing concil?
iatory views. No reference ls made to tempo?
NIGHT DISE A. TC ll ES.
The Emperor of Germany Stays with
the Army-The Kourbom Candidates
for the Throne of France-Gambetta ''
Accepts the Situation, but will not
LONDON, February 1.
The conference holds another session on
The Emperor o? Germany will nut return to
Berlin until peace ls concluded.
A Constaniluople dispatch says that the
dykes at Smyrna have been destroyed, and
many lives lost by the Inundation.
The Bourbon Princes will be candidates for
Gambetta telegraphs that the Bordeaux
Government accepts the armistice, but cannot ?
order elections in the absence of further ex?
SAN FRANCISCO, February 1. 1
The steamship Colorado bas arrived. 1
Thc prohibition against hog culture In Japan
has been removed, and the steamers are 1
laking large lots of brood swine. '
LIGHT BREAKING. I
NEW ORLEANS, February 1. 1
In the-Lcgislature the strong opposition to '
Speaker Carr resulted yesterday in his resigna?
tion and the election of GeoFge W. Carter as
speaker. The result is regarded as a success
3l the Conservative element. Immediately
liter the seating ol Speaker Carteu, the Demo?
cratic members, w'hose seats were being con
.ested, were confirmed in their places.
THE MONET MARKET.
What is the Financial Future 1
[From the New York Beralii, of Monday.] (
The gold market was again very steady, the j
highest price having been 110$, and the lowest (
HUI. 1" l^ct, on one day the quotation re- :
?mined unaltered throughout the dealings In 1
the Gold Room, so stagnant was the btis'nese
of the market. TblB paralysis ol' the premium 1
ls due to the Introduction luto the gold pro- <
blem o? several unknown quantities, or r
rather quantities whose luture Influences-are 1
oot comprehended with sufficient confidence
lo base a speculative movement upon them, t
Reference is had to the prospective proximity i
Df pence in Europe, and we thiuk the problem
uo nearer solution by the announcement of lu(
eventful capitulation ol'Purls,tliat result having ^
been fully anticipated during the latter half of
lite week in Wall street. The luture which (
lies behind the surrender of the French capi- .t
tal is full of vague uncertainty as to the results t
and changes wtuch*areHo happen lu thu finan?
cial world. We find the. loreign exchange t
bankers stiffening their rates to a point which
is near the specie-shipping figure; but they do I
this moro for precaution and protection than <
through any well-digested conviction that i
they will be promptly called ott' for the* re- i
turn ol the European capital which found its <
way here last fall after tin? inauguration of \
hostilities between Fiance and Germany. The
surrender ot Paris may be only a stage <
in the progress . ol Europe to n greater t
complication than ever, so that calen- 1
laiiuns ol peace are based on not the sure- <
est of foundations when inferred from the (
capitulation of Hint eily. . Even were peace to ?
follow the surrender, the questiou is ugaln I
complicated by the absence ol certainty that <
money will return so hastily to the devastated ]
reg ons of the wan Looking at the situation I
again from another standpoint, it is evident
that in tho natural order of our necessities the
prostrated people ot France will want food I
before money, and that whatever ol' the latter !
will be supplied to them In reviving and re- i
building their enterprises ami industries will j
come In a large part to the markets which will i
most plentiluTly supply them with the former. I
The future oi our wheat and cotton i
trade with peace In Europe ls one of l
signal brilliancy. The hungry sans eultottu ?
will need both our great staples. Under
these circumstances lt is not to be 1
wondered at that the Gold Room paused, and <
Unit on one day-the second instance of the i
kind since the suspension ot'specie payments- <
gold stood rigidly at one quotation all day, i
wit hout the deviation of us lillie as one-eighth i
of one per cent. In fuel, lt was only al the i
very close on Saturday, -vlien the Immense
Imports of the week-nearly $10,000,000-were
reported, that anything like activity prevailed,
and theu it was the result of prompt actiou ou
th '.yuri ol' an lnielligent and keen operator. ?
who believed himself warranted lu plunging |
In, because the immediate local Influence ol' ;
the above lad was ;a guarantee against any
sudden mishap. Otherwise the gold question,
In Its general ?eatures, prevailed'a problem to
the end of the week. i
-One of the lower couns of New Jersey recent?
ly decided that a domestic servant who bad been
discharged for wilful ami persistent disobedience
of lawful orders, was entitled to recover of his em?
ployer his wages up to the time or his dismissal.
Un review, however, the Supreme Court or New
Jersey rever.-cd this decision, holding, generally,
thar, if a servant whose wages are due'and pay?
able periodically, as quarterly, monthly or week?
ly, refuses to serve In tue mauner contracted fur,
or ls rightfully dlscliarged at any Intervening
period between the days wheo the wages are due,
he can recover nothing for that space of time
which he has served stn ci his last per.ouic? pay?
ment of wages.
THE SOUTH AND HEB WASTS.
The. problem of. Southern recuperation ls
one of the great questions of the day, where
ever commerce prevails or civilization pursues
the earnest investigation of human affairs.
The probable future of a country which re*
celved so overwhelming a revolutionary-blow
as the South, touching all the gravest Interests
of society, financially, Industrially, politically
and morally, cannot fail to awaken the interest
of all earnest men who seek after truth in the
varlet! problems pf human Jlfe and htiman
If to others this is a question of deep and
enduring interest, to us is is a matter o? life
and death. We must rise from the ashes of
a wide-spread ruin, rebuild our fortunes,' re?
store civil ordef, renew the groundwork of
peace and progress, relume the dark day of
difficulty, doubt and despair, or we must sink
down- by, flow degrees, perchance, outdone
the less sure, to impotency and a wanton
worthlessness-a curse to ourselves and all
who may be allied to us. Twelve millions of
human beings who do not something of hu?
man good,-who supply not some great want
of civlllzation-cannot long stand still in a
negative posilion. Positive usefulness or pos?
itive mischief are the alternatives before ns.
It is useless to mourn over the past, bemoan
the present, or forestall the evil of a future day.
The splendor of victory intrinsically consists
not in the formal pageant by which it is ifilro
duced with din and ado to popular appr?hen?
sion. The tedious marches^the disease of the
camp, the hunger and thirst, the cold arri care,
the bleeding' front of battle, the companion?
ship In arms, the self-denial which is implied,
the substance of-the glory that guilds over the
ghastly set prospect, and makes that a splen?
did page of history which otherwise had been
a damned thing of crime and blood which
would stain forever the escutcheon of civiliza?
tion, and shame forever the name of man.
The struggle before the South now is of no
common character. It involves greater hero?
ism than even the field of martial glory. At
the conclusion of hostilities in the field she
was a helpless hulk, which any fool might
scuttle, any coward might oeard. She pre?
sented a condition of confusion, dismay and
utter prostration, which awakened alike the
cupidity of the thief, the_ resentments of tho
malignant, the experiments of the Innovator
and moral reformer. And, hurrying to her
devoted cities and fields and. fastnesses,
these, and such as these, flocked to the
South to plunder and spoil her; to spit
upon and malign her, or yet to matte
her a field lor political and social experi?
ments which folly might de3ire| and malig?
nity suggest. And thus things went from bad
to worse, without leaders or practical ability.
In the hands of sa raps and self-snfflcient
philosophers, the unhappy country responded
as best she could to the situation, and strug?
gled for the morsel of the moment. Gathering
her seed corn from the path of hostile armies,
she strewed !t on the soil lor succor, and God
in His own good time gave The ha?vest. She
has risen to comparative competency. She no
longer scrapes beneath the food troughs ol
Sherman's army for the bread of the famishing
mother and her children.
But ls there any. steady accumulation, any
established recuperation, which looks the fu?
ture fearlessly In the face-any restoration or
arder or wholesome prudence for a ''rainy
:lay"- which makes her saffc or sound. Now,
we hazard the assertion that tho great oppres?
sing want, of the South at present Ia not labor,
Dut capital. Indeed that, with our present
embarrassing deficiencies of capital, the much
:rav?d immigration, if Induced to any appre?
ciable degree, could but result most de?
This I propose to show hereafter^ and then
he only possible scheme of accumulating a
arge and efficient fund for the gradua) but
?ure supply of that capital necessary to the
oil development ol Southern Industries.
JOHN W. R. POPE.
THE ALABAMA CLAIMS.
What England U Willing to Do.
A telegram to the New York "Evening Post,
lated Washington, January 30, says that the
Alabama claims have been discussed by the
senate committee on loreign relations In an
The basis upon which Great Brita? is pre
tared fo make the treaty, and which members
)f the committee on loreign relations regard
is concessions on the part of tho United States,
s as follows:
First. Great Britain to admit her liability In
he Alabama claims, and to pay all damages
lone by her.
Second. To submit to arbitration the cases
>f the Shenandoah, Florida, Georgia and other
Third. To enter Into a treaty binding tho two
sountrlefl hereafter to prevent the sailing ol'
.he vessels of war from their ports to be used
igalnst a friendly power.
Fourth. To make and execute efficient mu
llcipul laWs for this purpose.
These terms, lt seems, are not satisfactory
:o some prominent members of the Senate
?oramlltec on loreign relations for several rea?
sons, the principal one being that they pro
ride only for the settlement of the Alabama
'lairds proper, and that ibis would weaken
?ery materially the other claims.
One of the most prominent members of the
?ominlllee does not conceal his opposition to
tny settlement ol' this question until Great
Britain stands ready to concede some of her
Janadiau?Territory In part payment fur these
The prospect of concluding a treaty- with
l?reat Britain on the terms proposed are ut best
inly lair, owing to the objections made by
Eastern senators, and the uncertainty ol its
aeiug ratified by the Senate.
CONFLICT or AOTHORITT.-A conflict of au?
thority, as between the State and the United
Suites, lately arose out ol the refusal of Gene?
ral Neill, commanding- the- federal forces at
New York, to obey a writ of Judge NcCunn re?
quiring him lo produce In court a soldier al?
leged to have been ifulawfuUy enlisted. Gene?
ral Neill appeared Instead in a United States
Court, and was In consequence threatened with
punishment for contempt by Judge McCunn,
who announced his purpose to- assert the Jur?
isdiction ol-the State over the case. The claim
thus set up was on Friday reviewed and reject?
ed by Judge Blatchford. He decided that the
case belongs to the United Stales Court, and
that General Neill will be Justified in usliij
the military force at his command in resisting
in y claim of the State to authority In the
premises. . _ _
DJOATII OF A DISTINUUISUED LADV_An event
which has occasioned great- grief among the.
.'rand Catholic families of England occurred
lately in the death of Lady Victoria Hone Scott,
sister ot the Duke ol'Norfolk, nt the early aire
ol thirty. Lady Victoria, niece of Lord Lyons,
formerly British minister at Washington, was
the second wife ol Mr. Hope ScoCt, the most
eminent member of the parliamentary bar.
where he oitea makes bis $100,000 a year.' His
first wife was grand-daughter ol Slr, Walter
Scott, befog daughter of the great novelist's'
favorite child, wile of Lockhart, his biographer,
and the child he had by her ls the only surviv?
ing descendant of the Laird of Abbotsford.
Mr. Hope Scott, to whom that lamous-seat now
belongs, joined some years ago the communion
of the Church ol Borne, and Slr Walter's study
13 turned into au oratory.
-The New York Ti lOuue notes' Hie u.-ual lamen?
tation that1 the January thaw has ruined the ice
crop," and cautions the public not to believe a
word of it. There will be no short crop this year.
THE If EC ROM Alf CY OF POLITICS.
How Ballot-boxes are Manipulated
The Testimony of Reformers, Bowen
Hts and DeLargfsts-Continuation of a
We resume the broken thread of a some?
what tangled narrative whioh was commenced
iu the columns of THE NEWS yesterday. The
testimony adduced, shows that the votes of
Beaufort precinct were manipulated by some?
body, and now we have further proof to the
Mr. Pollitzer, a merchant of Beaufort, testi?
fied that- he prepared several ?cketa with the
names ol Scott, Butler and Bowen thereon,
and gave them;to his employee's. Several of
these voted the ticket thus handed to them.
All were jiroduc^d upon the stand, and from
the pile before them selected their ballots. In
each instance the name of Bowen had been
erased and that o? R. C. DeLarge interlined.
Witness could not swear to the handwriting,
but Imagined who was the writer.
Colonel Wm..Elliott, of Beaufort, testlfled
thal he was one of the committee on the part
ol the Reform party; prepared a Reform ticket
for a colored man by making certain erasures
and interlineations, which he saw the man de?
posit In the ballot box. Now recognizes the
ticket but finds additional changes made since
the election, to wit, the name of C. C. Bowen
stricken out and that of R. C. Delarge substi?
tuted. Would not swear to the handwriting,
but on one of the' tickets shown him recogni?
zes a distinct resemblance to the writing of L.
S. Langley. The election was conducted
quietly, and at its close the box was ofirefuily
sealed. There were very lew DeLarge tickets
In proportion to the Bowen tickets. The large
proportion of voters were avowed Bowen
men. In counting, the rule adopted was to
hand every ticket to witness after it had been
counted by one of the commissioners. Wit?
ness objected to their counting folded or
double votes, and lt was finally agreed that a
note of the Irregularity should be taken. The
votes were strung In the presence of the
Phillp E. Ezekiel testified that he voted for
Bowen In the Town of Beaufort, and could
identify his vote by his own name written on
the back. [Witness examined the ballots, and
recognized his vote.] A change was made in
the ballot since it was deposited, the name of
Bowen being stricken ont and the name of
DeLarge Inserted. The alterations Were made
in pencil. Witness was present on a wharf in
Beaufoy when Mr. Williams, one of the com?
missioners, told Mr. Judd, in the presence of a
large crowd, that he "had things in his own
hands, and would manage them as he pleased."
The point at issue between the commissioners
and thc public was that the citizens wanted
the boxes kept ID a public placo under proper
guard, while the commissioners insisted on
their right to keep them In a private:- place.
When the invitation to identify votes was
given by Mr. Judd, the United States commis?
sioner, lt was generally understood that it
extended to all parties. Witness did not like
the way the election was conducted. In some
places out of Beaufort the Bowen party were
not permitted to speak by the DeLarge party.
Witness belonged to the former; believes that
nine-tenths of the people of Beaufort town
voted tor Mr. Bowen; Judges ot. this fact frsm
seeing the tickets Issued and deposited, and
from the general expression of the public
sentiment. Fully one-half ot those who voted
could read enough to understand their tickets.
Sam Black, colored, stated that he voted for
Mr. Bowen. The only change made upon his
ticket by himself was the erasure of the name
of John W. Moore, candidate for the House ol
Representatives, and the Insertion .of the
name of Gabriel Haynes. The latter name
was written by Mr. Middleton Stewart. Wit?
ness would know the 'handwriting again,
and be able from that fact to recognize the
?On examining the votes, witness selected
his ballot and swore to its identity.
Another change made upon the ticket since,
consists in the striking out ol C. C. Bowen's
name and the insertion of the name of R. C.
DeLarge; cannot read writing, but knows
enough of letters to read C. C. Bowen.
Major Louis E. Johnson, United States mar?
shal, testified that lie received the package o?
ballots from Mr? Judd, ordered them to be re
wrapped, and they were sealed with his pri?
vate seal; then deposited thf.m with the
United Slates assistant treasurer, Mr. J. D.
Geddings," since which time they have been in
his possession. Witness identified the seal
aud wrapper as the same. Witness could not
state whether the result of the election lu
Baruwell and Colleton was made before the
arrest of the commissioners or not. Does
not know who instigated the arrests, or the
man who made the affidavit.
[Counsel here produced in evidence the
Affidavit of Isaac Reed, upon which the war?
rant was issued.]
Mr. Bowen wo3 managing his own affairs at
the time, and witness simply attended to the
tl mies ol the marshal's office. Have, heard
Mr. Bowen say, however, that he intended to
protect his own interests.
Messrs. Mo3cly, Dayton and Freeman, depu?
ty marshals, were examined to complete the
chain of evidence going to show the custody
of Hie package.
The district attorney now proposed to put
in evidence the record o? votes kept by the
members ot" the committee present at the
counting. He stated that for some reason the
commissioners had nol returned the vote of
the several precincts, but au aggregate vote
of all the precincts, thus not making the re?
cord required by law.
The court admitted the evidence, and ex?
ception was taken thereto by counsel lor the
Colonel Wm. Elliott being recalled, testlfled
that he was present at the counting of the
ballots during the first two days. Three check
lists were kept, and the tallies were compared
with each other on the completion of the count
of each box. It a mistake occurred, lt was
corrected on the spot, so that the result was
[Witness produced his lists for a large num?
ber of the precincts.]
Mr. Wm. J. Verdler, of Beaufort, attorney
at law, testlfled that he was present at the
counting when the vote of many of the pre?
cincts was announced, and produced in evi?
dence other tally lists than those offered by
Mr. Elliott; believed them to be correct with
the exception o? the last two or three-Beau?
fort, Cypress Creek, ic, In which the discrep?
ancy might have been some ten or fifteen
votes. The committee consisted of three from
each party. In ^counting the Beaufort box
there wa3 an interval in the count, the com?
missioners adjourning from half-past 3 until 7
P. M. Meanwhile the votes were lelt on a
table, under paper weights, in Mr. WllUams's
olfice. Don'i know that any one was there in
the Interval. The votes .seemed to have been
[?undisturbed when the commissioners met
again in the evening.
Mr. John Barnwell, of Beaufc-t, attorney-at
law, testified that, as one" of the committee on
the part of citizens, he kept tally, and pro?
duced the same. Saw a number of '/bided
tickets, and noticed discrepancies between the
poll, lists and number of voters, the latter
several times being in excess.
The district attorney now announced that he
would proceed with the examination of the ?
Cypress Creek box. [The tallies above refer
red to show 67 votes for R. C. DeLarge; 5 for* ?
C. C. Bowen, and 1 for C. Bowen.] Mr. Wil?
liam Youmans, father of Hon. Leroy F. You
mans, law partner of General M. C. Butler,
testified that he was present from morning
until night; sat at the table with the managers;
kept an accurate list by name of every voter;
saw every vote deposited, and recorded the
three first names on every ticket, to wit: The*]
Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and member
o? Congress. There was no HI feeling, excite?
ment or disturbance, and no crowding of the
poll? during the day. There were but tfiree
kinds of tickets on the table. Forty-iour
tickets were voted with the name oMl C.
Bowen upon them, and thirty-two fdffete
Large. Some of the Bowen tickets were torn
off below his name. The resHlt was compared
with the managers' list, and corresponded.
[Colonel Carew, the foreman of the Jury,
being requested to count the votes of Cypress
Creek, reported that there were 76.]
Witness here examined the ballots and
identified two as having been voted and
noted by him on hie memorandum at the time.
The name of B-wen was either torn off or
changed since the election.
The foreman of the Jury belog requested
again to count the votes for member cf Con?
gress, reported 7 votes for Bowen, 66 lor De
Large and :? blank.
Witness finds thirty-five in wjtfch Bowen's
name was erased and DeLarge's substituted
therefor,and swears positively they were not In
that condition when deposited in the box.
There are thirty-eight white voters at this poll,
and all o? the voters, white and black, snowed
their tickets to witness before folding and
putting them in the box. Alter the election
the box- was sealed and carried away by the
The district attorney now produced about a
dozen witnesses from Cypress Creek, who
testified that they had voted for C. C. Bowen
at the last election. The testimony ' o? the
managers f u>r the Cypress Creek box was alBO
taken to corroborate the statements ot Mr.
You man.-, and show how the box was carried
to Beaufort and delivered to one of the com?
missioners on the street.
We a jain arrest this narrative on account of I
our limited space, reserving another chapter
concerning Gray's Hill and other precincts for J
GORDON.-Died, in Kirkcudbright, Scotland,
on the morning of the 13th January, ALEXANDER
GORDON, formerly of this city, in the 7lst year of
ELLIS.-Died, on thc 29th December, U70, at
Sumter, S. C., Mrs. JAKE E. ELLIS, in tte sith
year of her age, after a lingering illness which
was borne with exemplar} patience and Christian
jt9-3umt>!r papers please copy.
?ar'nmz BACHELORS' BENEVOLENT'
SOCIETY will celebrate its Anniversary, THIS
EVENING, at 8 o'clock, at Tully's Restaurant.
feb2-?_G. S. SIMONS, Secretary.
?&* CONSIGNEES PE S STEAMER
NORTH POINT, rrom Baltimore, are hereby noti
fled that she ls THIS^AY discharging cargo at
Pier No. 2 Union Wharves. All goods not taken
away at sauset will remain on wharf at con?
signees'risk. MORDECAI Sc CO., Agents.
??-CITY APPEAISER'S OFFICE, CITY
HALL, CHARLESTON, S. C., FEBRUARY 2D,
1871.-Owners of Real Estate who regard their
property over-assessed, may appeal to the Board
or Equalisation for1 a redaction of the, same.
Written communications, stating location and
description of property, most be addressed to the
"BOARD OF EQUALIZATION," and left at this
office. P. J. COOOAN, City Appraiser.
.jar FOR COUGHS, BRONCHITIS AND.
Consumption,jin its earliest stages, nothing equals
Dr. PIERCE'S ALT. EXT. OR GOLDEN MEDICAL
DISCOVERT. It ls also a great blood purifier and
strength, restorer or tonic, and for ?'Liver Com?
plaint" and Costive Conditions of the Bowels lt
has no equal. All Scrofulous and skin diseases,
as Pimples, Blotches, Salt Rheum, Erysipelas and
Eruptions, yield to Its wonderful curative pro?
perties. Sold by Druggists. feb2-thstu3DAC
^ SOONER OR LATER, A NEGLEC?
TED cold will develop a constant Cosgh, Short?
ness of Breath, Falling Strength and Wastltfg of
Flesh-the avant couriers of Consumption. In
some Instances the same cause will produce Bron?
chitis, a disease of the branches of the windpipe,
in all affec tions of the Pulmonary organs, as well
as In Bronchial complaints, JAYNE'S EXPECTO?
RANT Is t-oth a palliative and a curative, as the
testimony of thousands, and Its world-wide repu?
tation attests-while in Coughs and Colds it acts
speedily, and when taken according to directions, ;
promptly removes them. Why not gh*e this stan?
dard remedy an Immediate trial? Sold by all
Druggists, and by GOODRICH, WINEMAN A CO.,
Charleston, S. 0._feb2-thstu3
??f PIMPLES ON THE FACE.-FOB
Comedoue?, Blackworms or Grubs, Pimply Emp?
tions and blotched disfigurations on the Face, use
PERRY'S COME?ONE AND PIMPLE REMEDY,
Depot No. 49 Bond street, New York. Sold by
Druggists everywhere. Wholesale by DOWIE,
MOISE & DAVIS, Charleston, S. C.
gar- OUR INVISIBLE ENEMIES.-THE
raw, astringent atmosphere of winter creates and
aggravates many ailments. To protect them?
selves-as effectually as possible against the Invis?
ible dangers which surround tr ~i at this season,
should be the especial eire of persons constitu?
tionally delicate. As there is no medicinal pre?
paration In use which so thoroughly braces and
invigorates the stomach, the liver and the nerves
as HUSTKTTBR'S BITTERS, a course of that
agreeable tonic ls particularly advisable for dys?
peptic, bilious and net vous sufferers, In the cold,
damp and trying weather which generally pre?
vails in our climate at this period of the year.
Sudden chills have a very bad effect upon dys
peptics and Individuals of bilious habits, not nn
frequentlj producing congestion of the liver or
bowels, or low fevers, sometimes of an Intermit?
tent or remittent character. Attacks of rheuma?
tism arc also to be apprehended, and when there
ls a tendency to that complaint the Bitters will be
found the best preventive. The operation of the
great vegetable tome is direct and simple. It
stimulates and strengthens the digestive and se?
cretive organs and the nerves, and puts the system
in a condition to resist the action of those formid?
able foes of vitality, a low temperature and un?
wholesome winds and fogs. By quickening the
superficial circulation, without-creating anything
approaching to fever, lt imparts tone to the skin,
and thus renders the surface of the body compar?
atively impervious, to unhealthy external influ?
^NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HAVING
claims against the Estate of BENJAMIN JOHN?
SON, will present the same duly , attested, and al
Indebted win please make payment to
? Jan26-th3_JOHN JOHNSON, Executor.
' ^THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN
AND TRUST COMPANY.-NOTICE TO STOCK
n OLDE RS. T- An election will be held on MONDAY ,
6th February, for Eighteen ?irectors. or this
Company, to serve for twelve months. Polls
open at the office, No. 19 Broad street, from 12 M.
to 2 P. M. . THOS, R. WARING. .
Jan30-fl_?_ j' Cashier. ]
TAX NOTICE.-NOTKE IS REBE
BY given that the Treasurer of CoUeton County
will be ready to receive the State. and County
Taxes at his offlce, in Walterboro', February Sta,
nntu March 22d. After this date an addition, or
twenty per cent, will*be charged on all amounts
of taxes remaining unpaid before May eyl and
arter that date the Treasurer will proceed to col?
lect by distress or otherwise. * ? ? +
AU jeal and personal property are charged wira
nine milla on the dollar for State, and three mill?
on the dollar for County Taxes.
All taxes payable in this Connty' will be paid .In
this office as above.
Office County Treasurer, Coll eton County, S. C.,
Walterboro', January 27,1871.
JAMES W. GRACE, .
?fr- WM. McKAY, AT NO. 140 MEET?
ING STREET, will- make advances on any tad)
everything sent to hhs on consignment.
jangf_. . .., .
^CONTRACT FOR LIGHTING THE
CITY OF ST. JOHN'S, PORTO RICO.-MAYOR'S
OFFICE, ST. JOHN'S, PORTO RICO, DECEMBER.
21ST, WI.-On the 20th day of March next, 1871,
wm be offered at auction, In the City Hall of SW
John's Porto Rico, the Contract- for Lighting the
sald City by Gas, for six years, to commence on
the 13th, of April, wi, np to the same date ol
1877, subject to trie pamphlet of conditions which
wiU be found at the office of Mr. , -W. P. HALL,
where they win be exhibited to the persons who
may wish to examine them.
For further information, apply to
w. p. HALL;
Jan27-6_Brown A Co's. Wharf.
. J/S- TO THE CITIZENS OF CHARLES?
TON.-The YOUNG AMERIOA STEAM FIRE COM?
PANY woola respectfully represent that their pre?
sent financial condition compels them to mate
an appeal to your well-known liberality atid pab?
After five years' uninterrupted service our appa?
ratus, worn and injured by the faithful duty per?
formed, has been sen; to the builders for repairs.
The pay from the city, having been greatly re?
duced, is in ad equate to meet our current expense?
and ray tue debt Incurred by the company for the
necessary repairs now being ms&e.
The following gentlemen have been appointed
to call on the citizen u for donations: >
A. W. LEWIN, vice-President,
P. FINN, J. MCDOUGAL,,
GEO. RELYEA, J. ROSIS,
jj. C. MAHER, JAS? QUINN, '
M. CAREY, M. KINO.
By order of the Company.
R. & BRUNS, President
J. S. WESTENDORFF, secretary.
I cheerfully recommend the appeal of the above
Company. M. H. NATHAN,
Jan25_Chief Fire D?partaient.
jm- GETTING MARRIED. -ESSAYS
lor Young Men on Social Evils, and the propriety
or Impropriety of getting Married, with 'sanitary
help for those who feel unfitted for matrimonial
happiness. Sentires, in sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress Howard Association, Box P, Philadelphia,.
^a. _. . --
pf MEDIOAL NOTICE. -PATIENTS
suffering from Diseases pertaining to the GENITO
URINARY ORGANS, win receive the latest scien?
tific treatment by placing themselves under the
care oi Dr. T. REENSTJ ERN A, offlce No. ?*.Ha*el
street, three doors from the Postofflce. . ,
jith FOR MOTH PATCHES,
Freckles aila Tan, use PERRY'S MOTH AND
FRECKLE LOTION. The only reliable and harm?
less r;m"dy known to science for removing
brown discolorations from the Face. Prepared
only by Dr. B.C. PERRY, No. 43 Bond Btreot,
New York. Sold by Druggist s every where. Whole?
sale by BOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS, Charleston, S.
piTTSE GREAT MEDICAL WONDER,
DB. HASKELL'S ELECTRIC OIL kills all pain in
two minutes. . Cancers, Boils, Tetter and' Old
Seres, cured in 48 honra by DR. HASKELL^ CAR?
BOLIC CANCER SALVE. For ssie at retail by
G. W. AIMAR, COHEN'S MEDICAL DE*
DR. H. BABE, POT,
A. 0. BARBOT, DB. G. J. LTJHN,
ED. & BURNHAM, W. T. LITTLE * CO.,
M. H. COLLINS A CO., ALFRED RAOUL, M. D.,
QRAM AN A S CH WAKE, DB. W. A. SERINS.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.,
And at wholesale by DO (VIE, MOISE A DAVIS,
sole Agents for South Carolina no vi i -3m OSD AW
AID CAROLINA BITTERS!
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS 1
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS ii
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS !;
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CURES S '
GENERAL DEBILITY! ,
GENERAL DEBILITY! ,
WANT OF APPETITE I \ . .?'&
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WAN71 OF APPETITE I . 1
,WANT OF APPETITE I
DRUGGISTS AND OB0CBB31
DRUGGISTS AND GROCERS!
DRUGGISTS AND G R O C EflS !
DRUGGISTS AND .GROCERS!
EVERY YT HERE!
- Principal Depot,
GOODRICH, WINE MAN A CO.
JTJ S T REOEIVED, .
O ARBOLATE OF LIME, the best Disinfectant
and destroyer of Rata, Mice Boga, Cockroach os.
Ac A small quantity placed where they frequent
wul at once disperse them. ? _
Pendleton's Panacea, or Vegetable Pain Ex?
tractor. ' " . ^
A fresh supply of Flemlug's Worm Oonreottona,
the most reliable m use. -
AIBO, a fresh supply of SEAL OLEUM, the great
remedy for Rheumatism.
Fdr sale, wholesale and retail, by
Dr. fl. BASK,
may 3d No. 181 Meeting itreeV