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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
INDIGNATION MEETINGS IN THE
Excitement in Eirge field-The United
States Circnit Court tn Columbia.
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[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, February 5.
Reports have reached here of Indignation
meetings in Chesterfield on account of the
ousting o? the Reform representatives in the
House from that locality. There are also ru?
mora ot serious disturbances in Edgefleld.
The United States Circuit Judge, Bond,
is in the city, and will open court for this cir?
cuit to-morrow at Nickerson's Hotel.
A CONTESTED ELECTION.
A Supplementary Report not Known in
Law-Injustice Again Triumphant
Tlie Bank of thc State - Important
Ite vc ! il l ion s-A Su ui in:-, ry of JLegUla
[FROM OCR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA., February 3.
CHESTERFIELD CONTESTED ELECTION.
The most important? business transacted in
the House to-day was the adoption of the mi?
nority report on privileges and elections,
thereby ousting the Reform delegates from
Chesterfield, ITessrs. Hougn and Evans, and
seating Messrs. Littlefleld and Singleton, Re?
publicans. The majority report is favorable,
and cites, that after considering the documen?
tary testimony submitted by contestants' coun?
sel to sustain his position, viz: -'that the coun?
ty canvassers hail no-rlghi, to make a supple?
mentary report," they came to the conclusion:
"That rthe returns vvould not have been com?
pleted unless the supplementary report ls
counted; and, further, that the return of the
whole number ol votes cast in the county
could not be&nown il the supplementary re?
port is excluded; for, in thc opinion ot your
committ ee, the will of the voters of the county
could not be ascertained unless they counted
ail the votes cast in toe couutv; ?nd that there
was no intimidation used,'and, If there was, it
could not have been to such an extent as to
alter the votes polled."
- The minority report submitted by Messrs.
Jervey, Whipper, Lee and Levy, slates that
. they believed the affidavits "distinctly set forth
V and substantiated the ground set forth in the
protest of Hie contestants. They allege that
there was intimidation used, and we are of the
opinion that there was Intimidation. If lhere
^ was no intimidation used' why should the
W managers of that precinct nave sub- j
milted their report under a protest, besides
affidavits setting, forth that there have been
intimidation, ancMhat votes were taken ont of
the hands ol the voters and others putin,
and telling them they must vote that and ho
other ? The managers having submitted the
box with the votes to the county board of can?
vassers, they deem lt their ?mtv not to exclude j
that precinct with the others, bur. submitted a
supplementary report. Now, we contend that
the supplementary report is not known In the
law. While the law says, 'they shall make
such statements thereof as the nature of the
election shall require,' we do not understand
it to mean that they shall submit a supple
.men'ary report, if the managers say that there
was intimidation used at such a precinct.' It
appears to us that the mere fuel that the man?
agers of electron have submitted affidavits to
the effect that there was intimidation used, is
sufficient cause to exclude the supplementary
report, for they certainly Would not have
taken affidavits to the effect, unless there was
food cause for doing so, and we certainly br?
eve that the supplementary report ls un?
known to the law. I' the contest?es are so
much In the majority, i o they contend they are,
ami as will appear by tue records, why should
they have intimidated voters ? for they could
have carrieaUhe. election any wajh" . . ? ,
When the matter was brought up for consid?
eration, Mr. Anded, one of thc committee,
requested permission to place-his name on the
majority report in favor ot the Reform mem?
bers. The chair ruled the request out of or
der,.and in. this was sustained by the House;
thereupon Mr. Whipper offered the following
Whereas, The regular returns of managers
and commissioners of election tor Chesterfield, |
Country, which constitute the statement con?
templated and provided for by law, fully esta?
blish the right of the contestants to the seats I
now occupied by the contest?es, and whereas,"
the supplementary statement upon which the
sitting members base their right to'said seats |
is entirely unknown to the law; therefore,
Resolved, Ry the House of Representatives,
that R. C. Evans and M. J. Hough, sitting
members from the County of Chesterfield, are
not legallv entitled to said seats.
Resolved, further, That Winiam Llttlefl?ld
a?w S. P. Singleton (contestants) be seated'in
.tfeelr stead, they having established their legal
Alter humorous speeches, some of them of a
most personal and partisan character,, the res
okuloo was adopted by a vote of fifty-three lo '
twenty-five. : Mr. Jamison then .moved that
tho persons entitled to seats be at once seated,
which, after some sparring, was also adopted.
Wm. .Litchfield, being on the floor! was
sworn and seated. It ls probably needless to |
say that impartiality and Justice were second?
ary considerations with the large majority of |
the Republican members on the floor, and
that they ousted the Reform delegates purely
on party principle. The following protest
was, by request, entered on the Journal:
We, the undersigned voted "No" on the
resolution offered by Mr. Whipper to vacate
the. seats of Messrs. Hough and Evans, and
io seat the contestants.
1st. Recause the matter was submitted to
the State board ot canvassers by t h* c's un ty
canvassers for its action, and decided in favor
of Messrs. Hough ana Evans.'
2d. The committee on privileges and elec?
tions of this House was equally divided in its
reports, thereby giving us no satisfaction as
tq who were entitled to seats under '.'ie cir?
We would have agreed readily to a resolution
or some measure declaring the seats of Messrs.
Hough and Evans vacant, and the order-1
lng of a new erection, Inasmuch as we believe
the election Was proven illegally carried out.
(Signed) . LAWRENCE CAW,
P. R. RrvKRS.
IN THE SPARTANBURG CONTEST.
The present Incumbents, said to be some of |
the most influential citizens of the county, and
elected according to their certificates, from
the board of managers, by a majority of eight
hundred, will probably be ousted In a similar
manner, should the matter be brought before
the House. If so, trouble may be looked lor
in that county.
HOUSE-THE IMPEACHMENT ATTORNEY.
. Mr.. Whipper to-day introduced the follow?
ing resolution, which, after a spicy debate,
participated in by Messrs. Wilkes and Whipper
on one side favoring the claims, and Messrs.
Crittenden, Mobley, Elliott and others against
lt, was indefinitely postponed:
Resolved, That the clerk of the House of
Representatives be, and he is hereby author?
ized, to draw certificates for the sum of two
thoBsand dollars in favor ot H. G. Worthington,
and for the sum of flftteen hundred dollars ia
favor of R. B. Elliott, the ?arae being the
amounts allowed by the board df managers tor
their t rofesslonal Services in the matter bf
impeachment of I'.jO. P. Vernon.
THE SINKING FUND.
Yirrsnant to concurrent resolution, Messrs. ,
BT?nbush, Arnim and Wilson, on the part of
Senate, and Messrs. Jones, Keith, Araiel!,- Ad?
amson antf?eedlsh, on the pan ol thc House,
were appointed a committee to investigate the
affairs' or tho sinking fond-committee.
THE CHARLESTON" COUNTY COMMISSION.
The numerous reports and rumors of the
rottenness of the Charleston County Com
missioners have finally had its effect upon
the General Assembly. Both houses to-day
appointed committees to work Jointly In an
investigation of the affairs of that institution.
They are empowered to administer oaths and
send for persons and papers, and are instruct?
ed to make a most strict examination into the
many charges of alleged frauds and stealings.
Senator Mclntvree case occupied the atten
tioa o? the Senate, to-day, for several he
His friends, Anding that they were in
majority, (the attendance being slim, and t
ly a quorum being present,) decided to b
the matter np and dispose ol it, and Mein
would have probably been secured in his i
the committee report and Mlorney-gene
opinion notwithstanding, had not Mr. Li
so vigorously opposed the immediate coi
eration, (first in his abusive and then soft-s
all-over style.) His appeal, whether the
alor could, in honor, accept judgment in
case from so small a number of hiscolleag
had the desired effect, and the matter
postponed until next Monday a week.
TUE 8TATE BANK.
In reply to the corcurrent resolution ado]
by botti^liouses ol tho'General Assembly
C. Courtney, Esq., submitted a report rela
to the assets or ,A- ^ank of the St^te of Si
Carolina, which was ordered to be printed.
The report sets forth that, pursuant to 01
of court, Mr. Courtney, as receiver, flied
bond lor $30.000, with approved sureties,
thereupon received possession ol' all the ass
personal property, AC, belonging to the
stitution. A list of these assets is publishet
. The real estate has been disposed of as
lows : Tiie banking house in Columbia
sold for $15.000 to the Carolina National Ba
Received, from fojir lots in Elliott stn
Charleston, $1300; from insurance on
Camden Branch Bank, destroyed by fire in
vember, 1S70, $5000; received from Wiimi
ton and Manchester Railroad bonds, at 15 ce
on the dollar, $21,623 03; from South Carol
State bonds, at S2 cents, $10,183 38; from So
Carolina State stock, at 77 cents, S93.393 65
On 3d June, 1870, 350 shares of Savani
and Charleston Railroad Company stock w
sold to J. B. Campbell at thirty-three cents
the dollar, and his note taken, payable on
maDd, willi seven per cent, interest, stock
collateral, for $11,550.
The sterUng bonds of the Louisville, Cine
natl and Charleston Railroad Company, be
lng Ave per cent. Interest, and amounting
?7000, have been exchange* lor $40,000
bonds of the South Carolina Railroad, sev
per cent., flrst mortgage, and are still held
me as receiver. .
From personal bonds and bills dis?
counted, I have received, in cur?
And In notes of the bank. 40,24*2
From interest on bonds and divi?
dends on stocks, I have received.. 28.493
There ls due and unpaid interest on
$121,300 of State of South Carolina
stock, from 1st July, 1867, t * 16?.
January. 1870. 18,195
I have paid, by order of Judge Car?
penter, for expenses of litigation
In tue suit of Debney, Morgan &
Co., and for prolesslonal services
rendered the bauk. 11,525"
And I have paid, by order ol Judge
. Graham, to the solicitors-in said
suit, and 'for other expenses of
Under order of oourt, of Jua? 2d,
1870, paid Hay no & Son and James
B. Campbell, to bc charged in the
settlement with Baring Brothers & '
Co., as on account of the sum to
which the Arc loan bondholders *
may be entitled nader the Anal de?
cree In Hie cause.. 10,000 I
Paid borid for purchase of property
from estate of T. RyaB, by order
of court, 17lh June. 1870. 3,277 i
The loans are as follows :
Under order of tne court,dated 15f.li
June, 1870, I loaned to J. B. Camp?
bell, on pledge of 'one thousand
shares or the' Savannah and
Charleston Railroad Company as
collateral security, and also the .
pledge of ten thousand dollars of
his Interest in the fund for lees, as
one ol'the'solicitors in Hie ?ause.. 30,000 (
Appended to flic said order of court, autln
rizing the above loan, ls a certificate from E
H. DeLeon and J. H. Wilson that nie Sav.-ti
nah and Charleston Railroad stock ls a perice
ly safe collateral at twenty-ll ve dollars pe
share. Mr. DeLeon bas. taken it as high a
thirty dollars, as collateral. It has steudil
advanced In price since March, 1969. and a
the chances are in favor ol a further advanc
in price. "We see no cause lor a decline, a
the road Is doing a good business, with pros
pects of a great increase."
Thc following order of oourt wits thercupor
entered on 1st July, 1870 :
"William C. Courtney, receiver,.is he.rebi
authorized to loan, tending the appeal u> tin
Savannah und Charleston Railroad Company
payable on demand for distribution, twenty
thousand doHarstrom the money now idle in lil
hands, at 1 a win 1 interest; tlie payment to be se?
cured by a deposit, as collateral thereto, of flrsl
mortgage seven per cent, bonds ol said com
pany, at the rate ol ninety per cent, of theil
present market value. This tem per cent,
margin to be kept good, la case of decline In
marget value, by.a deposit of more hoads,, or
by u reduction of the debt. The receiver is
iurlber authorized to deposit remainder o? told
money with Messrs. James Adger Sz Co., upon
security satlfuclory to thc receiver, to bear In?
terest In like manner, and payable on demand
In accordance with thia order, I loaned to
the Savannah ano* Charleston Railroai Com?
pany, secured by $28,500 first mortgage seven
per cent, bonds, the sum of $20,000.
Apd deposited with James Adger &
Co., secured by undoubted collate?
rals, payable on demand for distri?
And with Hie Bank ol Charleston,
amply secured upon same terms.. 20,000
The sales of property and. sleek above
mentioned were deemed judicious ot the
time, and subsequent events nave proved
them highly advantageous. The proceeds
have, in no Instance, been loaned, except
under order of court, and en collaterals which
were and still are amply sufficient to cover
the loans, while the interest amounts"to much
more than the Income from the property
BILM READ. . .
A bill to amend MAn act to Incorporate the
Enterprise Railroad Company, ot Charleston,
8. 0.," approved March 1, 1870, was read a
second time and engrossed?
The bill to regulate the granting ol divorces
was taken up and made the special order for
By Mr. Cardozo: "A bill to provide for the
government of the Booth Carolina Institution
for the education of the deaf and dumb and the
blind," and "A Joint resolution to make an ap-"
proprlatlon tonne Lunatic Asylum."
By Mr. Nash: "A bill to Incorporate the Co?
lumbia Street Ballway Company," and "A bill
to Incorporate the Hampton Chemiealand
Mr. Hurley has purchased the exclusive
right to manufacture the Hampton Chemical
Soap in North Carolina and parts of this State.
Tho report ol the committee to Investigate'
the sHeged penitentiary wood swindle, came
up for discussion. The report exonerates the
superintendent from any blemish. Atter con?
siderable debate between Messrs. Hayne,
Swalls, Nash and Leslie, the ayes anti nays
were oalled on the report, which was adopted,
Leslie being the only one. voting against lt.
The committee on the judiciary made a
favorable report on Hie bill to authorize-clerks
of Courts of Common Pleas lo take testlmo'ny
In certain coses, and tor other purposes.
NOTICE OF BILLS.
Levy gave notice of a bill to establish the
Charleston Charitable Association tor the be?
nefit of the free school fund for the Stale of
Mr. Mobley gave notice of a bill to repeal an
act to provide tor the appointment ol a land
commissioner, and to define his powers and
duties, and for other purp ?es. .
Mr. Moore Introduced ajolnt resolution pro?
viding for the free transportation of State stu-,
dents in State institutions over ad railroads in
tb? State to and trom their homes. Read?
RECEIVED FROM TUE SENATE.
Tho following bills were received by the
House from the Senate and read a first time:
A bill lo amend lue charter of the Grinau
Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Charleston.
A bid lo amend an aol entitled "Au act to
regulate the agencies of insuranoe compauies .
not incorporated in the State of South Caro?
' COV RNOR'8 RECEPTION.
The Governor's reception on Thursday even?
ing was very largelv attended, and proved to
be a very pleasant affair.
TUE IMPENDING CONTEST.
It is generally conceded by the members of
the Generally Assembly (at least by those who
know) that the impending contest, to carry
through the various railroad schemes, will be
a hot one. Caucusses, at which splendid sup
per3 are given, aTe frequent, and sly whisper?
ings are minute occurrences. But the staunch
men aird champions of State credit are not
idle; they are aware ot the contemplated coup
de main, and are girding up their loins for
the combat. m
THE VACANT JUD6ESHIP.
- Considerable caucussing is also in progress
for the judgeship of the t-evenlh Judicial Cir?
cuit. ? consultation, to which about fifty
were invited, took place on Thursday evening.
The proceedings are kept strictly secret'.
While the caucus was in session a member, of
the House stumbled in upon them, but he pot
being deemed sufficiently discreet, geHtle
efforts were used to get rid of him, and those
proving fruitless, the Iraternlty adjourned.
Colonel Montgomery Moses l3 spoken of as
the most suitable candidate for the position.
He is identified with the Interests of the peo?
ple of that section, and seems to be universally
PATERS AND RECORDS I.OST DERING THE WAR.
The bill to renew and extend an act to pro?
vide a mode by which to perpetuate testimony
in relation to deeds, wills, choses In action
and other papers and records destroyed or
lost diirlntr the .recent war, was amended to?
day bradding the following additional section,
alter which il was engrossed:
SECTION 2. That said act be further amend?
ed so as to dispense with the personal service
of any notice required under the provisions of
said act, and in all cases in which such notice
shall be left at the usual place of residence or
business of the defendant, the same shall be
valid in law, to ali Intents and purposes, os if j
served upon the person of such defendant.
THd D?BARD AND HA 11. KV M?&DEIIS.
Two colored men were arrested to-day by
CitiefConstable Hubbard, charged wlth-the
murder of Messrs. Dubard and Balley, near this
etty. The evidence against them leaves no
doubt ol their guilt.
WA SH I KOTOS SEWS.
WASHINGTON, February 4.
In th? Supreme Court of the District, by a
full benchi the verdict giving Carolina Brown
$1500 for forcible ejectment from a car at
Alexandria, In 1868, was affirmed.
Nominations : Alexander Rives, judge; B.
W? Hughes, attorney, and A. E.-Graymarshal,
for Hie Western Virginia District; also,-H. H.
Helper, of Saulsbury, N. C.. and E. R. Brink,
of "Wilmington, N. C., postmasters.
The Senate, in executive session, rejected
Winch for. district judge and H'-iks for attor?
ney for the Eastern District of Texas, and con?
firmed Creamer Mnrster to Denmark.
Maynard will on Monday move to suspend
the rules to take from the speaker's table the
Southern Pacific Railroad bill, passed by ihe
Senate last session, in order to have action on
.'t at Ihe present session. It is doubtful, howr
ever, whether" the motion can get the neces?
sary two-thirds majority. If not, the bill will
probably faiHn this Congress.
.In the Senate, a resolution- requesting-tlto
President to place one of more vessels at 'New
Torie to convey provisions lo Germany-and
France, passed. The bill te revise, consoli?
date and amend the postal laws occupied the
balance of the session.
A bill relieving the disabilities of John V
Hams, of Savannah, Ga., passed.
In the House, Van Trump, of Otrlo, as??d
but faller! lo obtain leave to introduce a r?so?
lution reciting, that on the 8th of December
the House adopted a resolution calling upon
the Secretary of ' he Treasury for a detailed
statement of the amount ol' money covered In?
to the Treasury, the proceeds of the sales^ot
vessels of war, transports, cotton, kc?.lAc,
and that the salt! resolution had not been re?
sponded to; therefore, that thc clerk be di?
rected to address a note to the Secretary ofthe
Treasury reminding him that no reply had
5een received, and request a reply at the ear?
liest practicable moment.
The rest of the day was devoted to private
bills and Territories.
Senator Brooks has been seated In the .Ar?
kansas Legislature. Tlie Democrats defeated
et motion to adjourn. The friends of the
Lieutenant-Governor are determined to con?
tinue the session until the dispute regarding
Clayton's successor ls definitely settled.
The Ohio Legislature Instructs the Ohio Con?
gressional delegation to oppose futuro land
WASHINGTON, February 5.
The Court of Claims was engaged yesterday
Tying cotton cases, under the act relating to
captured and abandoned property. Several
sases wherein foreigners are Interested were
?valved to abide th? decision of the Supreme
Court ka several test cases. The Court of |
claims has adopted a rule reqitirlag the allega
ration ot loyalty tote expressed In the lan?
guage [of the statute. Some cases have been
withdrawn to amend tlie petitions In that par
Schenck will he detained here several
NEW YORK, February 5.
The cotton movements of the week have
leen very heavy, receipts being In excess of ]
ast week, and exports fur below those of last
weeli, but still in advance of. tho total of last
fear. The heavy receipts have increased the
stocks at the seaports and interior towns.
These are now materially in excess of mst year.
The Increase In .exports for the expired por?
r?n of the present cotton year are plainly re
Heeled in thc largo supply in Liverpool as
;ompared with last year, and also In the great?
ly increased amount afloat lor Great Britain.
The receipts at all the ports for the week
are 254,482 balee, against 150,800 bales last
week; 146,887 baleB previous week and 132,585
bal-8 three weeks since; total receipts since
September 2^3,452,297 bales, against 1,835,290
bales corresponding period previous year.
The exports Irom alt ports'for-the week 73,
528 bale.?, against 7260 boles same week last
year; total exports for the expired portion of j
the cotton year 1,402,746 bales, against 979,331
bales ?ame lime last year; stock at all the
ports 617,117 bales, against 529,248 bales last
year; stocks at interior towns 124,310 bales,
against 103,623 bales last year; slock in Liver?
pool 505,000 balee, against 34S,000 bales last
year; amount of Indian cotton afloat for Eu?
rope 93,685 bales, against 103,340 bales last
The weather at the South during the week
was? less favorable for picking operations,
owing to the fall of considerable rain in many
AID EOE FRANCS.
. NKW YORK. February 4.
The committee of tlie Chamber of Commerce
appointed to extend aid to Franco held an ad?
journed meeting to-day. It was resolved that
the treasurer be instructed to notify the Amer?
ican Minister at Paris that twenty thousand
dollars will be placed to his credit at once, to
be used by him In the purchase or supplies. A
special committee ot Ave was appointed to re?
ceive supplies ol* grain, provisions, io., and
take charge of shipments of the same. An ap?
peal to thu American people, urging them to
contrloute funds and supplies for the starving
people ot France, was adopted. Subscriptions
may be seut to Mr. Lanier, treasurer, No. 27
Pine street, or to any member of the coramit
t-e, walch includes several prominent mer?
chants and bankers.
TILE SWORD SHEATHE]
KAISER WILLIAM'S MOPES
Temper of the French-The Term
Armistice-Aftont the Enxlne.
.LONDON, February 3.-All the signitrli
the Paris treaty wero present In the Ec
Conference this afternoon except Franoet
-The World says the Con fere noe gra
Russia's pretensions. Russia yielded nott
Turkey obtains no new guarantees.-.
Favre will trot go himself pr name a rt
' senlatlve from France to the Conference.
The Tcrma of Surrender.
LONDON, February 4.-It has been sn
fained that the Times,' statement of the
-ditlons of peace, as regards the cession of
raine and Pondlcherry, and the transie
twenty ships of war to-Germany, Is lncori
The truth is, that the Germans are, Tinder
proposed terms, to keep Alsace and the f
ress of Metz. The Indemnity demanded
Thiers in November wa3 four thousand
lion francs, a figure which, it is possible,
been doubled since.
The Times, speaking .-of Bismarck's pi
terms, says that anything so exorbitant ls
known lc the history of modern warfare.
The armistice does not include the dep
ments of Dottbs, Jura and Cote D'Or.
The Political Situation.
BRUSSELS, February <
The Galois says the Paris Government ?
withdrawn the powers ol the Bordeaux d<
BORDEAUX, February <
Instructions were issued yesterday by Gi
betta to the prefects ot departments to
quest a strict execulido of the electoral <
qualification decrees.' Delegates from Rep
lican committees throughout Franco are
riving daily at Bordeaux,
Garibaldi has accepted the candidacy
representative of Nice In the National Ass?
My. . v.
Count Bismarck having protested^agal
the electoral disqualification decree o?
Bordeaux Government, Gambetta has! mad
reply, In which he wartriry defends that de
mont, and says lt frustrates the plans ol I
marett and his accomplices, the (alien dyna?
and the insolent pretension of the Proas'
Minister to interfere with the" constitution
the French Assembly. The best Justifican
of the Bordeaux Gov?rnment is the put
meeting cf last night, which resolved on
mais demonstration to-morrow to formally i
quest Gambetta to accept the presidency of t
committee of public safety, and prosecute t
war to tile death. ,
VERSAILLES, February 3.-An official nc
from Count Bismarck points Gambetta to t
decree issued by hhn declaring thc ineliglbil!
to tbe Assembly of functionaries under t
Empire, as corroborative of the fears exprei
ed by M. Favre that the elections would not !
-free, '-In consequence fit which," continu
the Count, "I proposed the convocation of tl
Corps L?gislatif, which was refused by 1
Favre." .The note .concludes with ji prote
frorn Bismarck against tho decree, and.tt
statement that the Germans win onjy reco,
nize an Assembly composed of freely elect?
It ls now said that the Orleans Princes w!
not accept the candidature 1er the Nation
Paris elects delegates on the 5th. The A
sembly meets at Bordeaux on tile 12th. . i
Favre'a decree tor (he elections ls publisae
It makes no disqualifications.
The preliminary electoral meeting held 1
Paris decided in favor of the following caod
dates for the National Assembly: Victor Hug*
Garibaldi, Qui net, Gambetta, Solssat ac
The report that Eugenie left Chiselhurst ft
the Continent proves without fbrmdatlon, f
does also another report that Mr. Henry Coo
had arrived in England on a special mission.'
S?me.Pro?pects of Pence.
BERLIN, February 3.
The President of the Lower House of th
Prussian Diet read to that body the reply c
the- Emperor to the loyal and congratula tor
address upon the occasion of his assumptio
of the Imperial crown. The Emperor expre st
ed his thanks to me Diet for tho centime nt
In their address, and a fervent hope for th
peace and prosperity- of the new Empire
Though there Is now, he says, some pros pee
that the severe struggle Into which German;
was forced will soon be finished, lt can as ye
only be considered that there ls ground fo
hope of the re-establishment of peace. Ul:
not impossible that the war will continue, ant
great sacrifices still be necessary from thi
LONDON, February '4.
The siege of Belfort continues. Prussia ha:
made another levee from the landwehr, ant
300,000 men are ready to march into Franc*
upon short notice.
The Americans in Dresden have sent fund!
tor their destitute countrymen hythe bearei
of dispatches to Wachhume.
Bourbaki's retreat Into Switzerland ha?
weakened the war parity at Bordeaux.
Thomas William Robertson, the dist ?og tush?
ed dramatist, is dead. . . '
There ls no confirmation of Bourbaki's
death. . *
BRUSSELS, February 3.
It ls reported here that an attempt to assas?
sinate Trochu resulted in the death of Tro
chu's orderly. Trochu was unhurt.
It ls reported that the Prussians, violating
the armistice, have entered Fecamp.
General Billot, commander of the Eigh?
teenth Army Corps, has arrived at Lyons. He
reports the retreat of the army of the east
caused by want of provisions and munitions.
The effect of ihe armistice there has been
demonstrations of an extremely warlike char?
acter on the part of the people or Lyons,
thousands of whom assembled In public meet?
ings and paraded Ohe streets wllh shouts or
Vive la Guerre and Fiue la Commune.
It ls known now that about 180,000 prisoners
were taken in Paris, with 15,000 cannon, and
400 field pieces and mitrailleurs. The gun
boa's in the Seine and rolling stock of rail?
ways were also appropriated by the Germans'.
. LONDON, February 3.
The Foreign Office announces that an offer
has beeu made to place English resources lo
supply Paris at the disposal or Bismarck as d
Favre, under the superintendence ol German
and French agents.
At a meeting of the Liverpool Chamber ol
Commerce to-day, remarks were made by
Samuel Robert Graves and Wm. Rathbone,
members ot Parliament from Liverpool, Ihe
former Conservative and the latter Liberal, m
which the hope is expressed that Sehenck will
be enabled to settle the Alabama claims In a
manner satisfactory to the United State? and
Great Britain. Both gentlemen agreed In the
expression of the conviction that all native
born Americans cherish affection for England,
and that alten residents of the United States
are alone hostile to this country.
Travellers wno lett Paris Wednesday arrived
at Brussels to-day. They report the city "quiet;
some slight disorder occuirecT?pon the receipt,
?f the news bf the artri?stic?, hut theTloters
were easily appeased. There was greafcnjjh
culty in procuring food, and- twenty-three
thousand persons have already asked permis?
sion to leave the city.
ST. PETERSBURG, February 4.
It is said.that the government of Servia has
submitted a proposition to Peri te for the feasi?
ble discussion by the two governments of the
annexation ol .Bosnia and Hersegovina to
OF THE DAY.
DUGDALE i mum
TOR THE .
Soluble Bone Pnoaphate of Unie.16.B8
Bboe Phosphate or Lime...;.19.64
? (Equivalent to 19 per cent, of Sulphate of Am?
' It will be observed th<it onr Phosphate has an
ample supply of the all Important and vital crop
producing elements, viz; .Soluble Phosphate*
Ammonia and Potash, and In view of this fact;
and the strong Testimonials which have been
given in Its favor by so many planters who nave
.K'.ven the" "Magnum Bonum" au impartial test
under Cotton the past season, may we-nat, with
perice : candor, assert that wa have an
UNEQUALLED COTTON FERTILIZER,
A nu urge each planter to give lt a trial the com--I
lng season ?
DUGDALE A G1RYIN.
EQUAL TO PERUVIAN GUANO-POUND 'FOB
WASHINGTON. N. C., September 13,1870. *
Messrs. JOHN M KY BU'S SONS: . .
I used the, "Magnum Bonum Soluble Phos?
phate" bought of you, alongside of, Peruvian
Guano, on Cotton, and Und thc product equal to. J
Peruvmr. Gu ino-pound for pound. ^
I am much pleased also1 with irs effects on Corn.
WILLIAM J. AROHBEL'L.
FULLY EQUAL TO PERUVIAN FOR COTTON.
STATESYILLE, N. C.. August 17. 1870.
Messrs. DUGDALE A GntVra, Baltimore, Md.:
Gentlemen- Our Mr. C A. Carlton tried under
Cotton, this year, your "Magnum Bonum Soluble
Phosphate" alongside of Ne. 1 Peruvian Ouano,
and thinks your Phosphate fully equal to the
Gnana, and believes that lt he had used the same
money value ot each, tn? "Magnnm Bnnnm"
would not onlv have equalled the Peruvian, but
far surpassed Ic. Toora truly,
CARLTON BROS. A CO;
MUCn BETTER FOR COTTON THAN PERUVIAN
EDENTO.v, N. C., August 20,1870.
Mr. A. IL BOND:
Dear afr-Tile "Magnum Bonum "made by
Messrs. Dugdale A fiirvin, of Baltimore, and pur?
chased of you, was used under a portion of ray
Cotton, alongside of Peruvian Guano, and the
Cotton ls muclroetter squared, and will produce
more than that under walch I used the Guano,
Yours, most obedient,
W. W. HOSKINS.
Price-957 Per Ton Cash,
9G2 Per Ton Payable (With 7
Per Cent, Interest Added) on November 1.
M. M. CALDWELL &
ACCOMMODATION WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
. GENERAL AOE?:TS.
SEND FOR CIRCULARS!
p~U EE G Y P S U M I
CONTAINING 80 PER CENT. OF SOLUBLE
GROUND AND PREPARED IN THIS CITY, AND
WARRANTED FREE "FROM
The annexed communication from Prof. Charles
U. Shepard, Jr., of the pur.ty of this article, is a
Kuaranteeof ita highly valuable qualities* to the
farmer, being available when mixed with other
manures, to the great advantage of any kind of
crop. Unequalled as a top dressing for wheat,
rye, barley, Ac, and the grasses, one peck of
which will show visible Improvement on an acre,
This valuable Manure ls offered for sale at the
low prlco of $15 per ton cash, or on time for city
acceptance with interest added.
Put up for shipment in bags of ^00 pounds each.
All orders by mail in accordance wtth above
terms will be promptly executed by
JOHN H. HOLMES,
Boyce's Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
OFFICE OP STATS INSPECTOR OF FERTILIZERS, )
LABORATORY OF MEDICAL COLLECTS. QUEEN ST.,
CHARLESTON. S. C., November -U, 1870? J
Mr. John H. Holmes:
DEAR SIR-The gypsum submitted by yon for
analysis ls the most remarkable I have ever seen
for its freedom from Impurities of every kind,
containing as lt does but one-third of one per cent,
of insoluble matter. If lt can be supplied of sim?
ilar quality lt cannot fall to prove a great boon to
Southern agriculture, as there Is no crop to which
lt ls not beneficial, whether applied alone or In
conjunction wi h ortier manures.
Very respectfully, voar obedient servant.
(Signed) CHARLES U. SHEPPARD, JR., M. D.
T>ACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S
1 (CAPITAL $1,000,000)
SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO.
This on ANO ls now so well known in all the
Southern States for its remarkable effects as an
agency for Increasing the products of labor, as
not to require especial commendation from ns.
Ita use for five years past has established tts
character for reliable excellence- The large fixed
capital Invested by the Company In this trade,
affords the surest guarantee or the continued ex?
cellence of Its Guano. J. N. ROB30N,
Selling A trent, charleston, S. O.
JOHN S. REESE A CO., General Agents, Balti?
PHOSPHATE OF LIME,
FOR COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED.
This article is manufactured by the PACIFIC
GUANO COMPANY, at Charleston, S. C., under
the superintendence of Dr. ST. JULIEN RAVE
NE L. When composted with aa equal welgnt of
Cotton Seed, Its results have been found rally
equal to the best standard fertilizers. Its econo?
my must commend it to the notice of Plan ters
generally. For specific directions for composting,
and for supplies, apply to J. N. ROB-.ON,
Selling Agent, Charleston, 8.-0.
JOHNS. REESE & co., General Agents, Balti?
-p-O Wt-- NE.W YORK.
Ofcfo I.INK S EW YORK AND CH ARLES*
' ' TON" STBAMSHTP?.
4 STA B L I S H B O- 114 6.
SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT DECS STATE-ROOMS.
1 The vcrv fast afrfl splendid Side-Wheel gtesm
rhlps of ,Uilff Une wal sat from' Auger'? South
wharf ?fi follows during the month or February:
-JA MBS AMER, JftTESBAT, Ttk, st 7 o'clock P. M.
CHAMPION, SATTBDAY, lltU, at 12 O'Clock Bi.
: CiraRLEiJrdS; TUESDAY, 14th, nt 2 o'clo?kP. M.
..MANHATTAN, &ATCRDAT, 18i]i, at half-past 4
o'clock P. M.
JAMES ADGBR.'TtTWhAT,kdnt, at T o'clock, P.V.
CHAMPION.. SATUBOAY, 26th, at 7 o'clock P. tl.
CHARL ESTON, TTRSDAY, 28th, at 12 o'clock M. '
*?- Through Blllaor Lading given on Cotton to
Liverpool, Boston. Providence and the New Eng?
land manufacturing towns at the lowest marice*
For Freight or Passage engagements, apply to
ftbl-lmo _JAMES ADOER k Oft
mHROUGH BILLS .LADING TO
SAAV?TMORK PHILADELPHIA. BBS.
, AND THE CITIES "?F THE NORTHWEST.
The fine steamship MARTI aim rfjjla
Johnson, Commander, will sail forj?BBE
BaltlmoM on- WJPNB*DAY, 8th. february, al 4
o'clock P. M.
ta- nllattetphla freights for warted to t?A
eily by railroad from Baltimore without atuil
ttomtr insurance, and Consignees are allowed am?
ple time to sample and sell t heir Goods from
thc R?llro?d Depot tn Philadelphia.
. PAUL O. TREN HOLM, Agent,
fai>4-4 . Jfot i Dniofi W nar vee.
JP O R PHILADELPHIA .
TILE. REGpLAR. STEAM LIN'S-WEBKLI.
The Iron Screw Steamship
. ' TT I .? ,:G i. TS I A?
Will be dispar ohed for Philadelphia on rfifSfc
XHU?S?AT. 9th Uistaat, at 4 o'clock r.XfiMUB
M., from Brown'B North \Vnarf. ?
. ?Throngh Bills Lading will fee IssoeO co Bos
For Freight engagements or passage, having
'good cabin accommodations, apoiy to
WM, A. OO?RTENAT, .
feb6-to_ No. 1 Union Wharf.
JpOB FERNANDINA, JACKSONVILLE,
. PALATE A AND PO^TS ON THE
ST. JOHN'B RIVER.
The Steamer ELIZA HANCOX?0ap
taln L. W.Burns,will receive Freight,_
for the above poinls, at Sooth AthuTiio tv nari.
TO-MO-RRQW, iTnesflayl the 7th instant, and leave
on WMKESDAT MORivTNo, the 8th Instant, at 7
o'clock. t-* . 1
Connecting at savannah wits Florida steamers,
i Passengers and Freight Trill * ha ve dispatch to ali
ooin t? in Florida at as low rates as by any other
For engagements, apply to"* . .
- ; BAVEN EL, HOLMES k CO.,
f?h0-2 _No. 17T East Bay.
JIOR. GARDNER'S BLUFF,
AND INTERMEDIATE LANILNGS'-ON THE PEE?
DEE RIVER, VIA OEORGEIOWN, S. C.
The Steamer PLANTER, Capt J. T.
Foster, ls now receiving freight atty_
Accommodation wharf, and wnl leave
MOKKOW (Tuesday) MORNING, the 7th instant, at.
Freight and wharfage prepaid.
For freight or passag . apply to
b. ItAVENtL, HOLMES & CO.,
ieoo-1 ._No. 177 East Bay.
OR WRIGHT'S B4.UFF,
AND INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS ON THE
The steamer MARION, Captain w. - _-g|^?a?
F. Adair, will receive Freight af Ax-^pfiB?Bii
commodatlon Wharf TO-MORROW, (Tuesday) tne.
7th instant, ami leave on WEDNESDAY MBIT, the
Freight and WaffagftDfepaid.
N. B. No freight received after sunset.
For'engagementa, apply to
RAVEN EL, HOLMES A CO.,
fehc-3 No. 177 East Bay.
Q.EO?GETOWN STEAM PACKET.
The Steamer EMILIE, Captain C. . . ?sT-?V
C. White, will receive Freight at^QXjK
Commercial Wharf, every SATURDAY and Wan
NB8DAY, and leave each port ns follow* :
Charleston, on SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY NIGHT
at io o'clock.
? Georgetown, on TUESDAY and FRIDAY HOBSONS
at e o'clock.
On SATURDAY River Freight will be received mr
Kelthfleld and Weymouth Milla, and on WEBNM
DAY for Brookgreen Mills.
Tor engagements, apply to
SHACKELFOKD k ii ELLY, Agents,
janSQ-mth_No. l Boyce's Wharf.
JpOR SAVANNAH VIA BEAUFORT AND
The Steamer PILOT BOY, Oap tain 1 . ?4T*^a?
J. W. Sly, will leave Centra! WharfjepBwKa '
for above points every MONDAY MOBNINU, at 8
o'clock, and for Beaufort and Pacific Landing
every THURSDAY, leaving here at 8 o'clock A. M.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
J. D, AIKEN, Agent,
feb!_No. 6 Central Wharf.
-yjTEEKLY LINE TO SAVANNAH.
THROUGH BY DATLIGHT.
FOR PACIFIC LANDING^ BEAUFORT, HILTON
HEAD, SAVANNAH, DAR1EN AND
The favorite Steamer
E X.I.Z A. HANCOX,
Captain L. W. BURNS,
will receive Freight at Sonth At lan- ? .?-llff^w
tlc wharf for above points every-flnSSHMB
TUBSDAY, and leave on every WEDNESDAY MORN
INO, at 7 o'clock, arriving at Savannah the name
evening, and leaving>for Darlen, Ac, the follow
lng morning. Returning, will leave Savannah for
Charleston every MONDAY MORNING, at 7 o'clock.
For Freight or passage, apply to
RAVENEL. HOLMES k CO.,
seplO_._? No. 177 East Bay.
jp O R SAVANNAH.
ELEGANT STATE ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS.
The Steamer DICTATOR, Captain ? _
L. M. Coxeuer, will leave on ruts-??jtaatMa?
DAY EVENING. February 7th. 1871, at 8 o'clock.
The Splendid Steamer CITY POINT, Captain D.
B. Vincent, will leave Central Wnarf for the above
plBce on FRIDAY EVENING, February loth, 1871, at
feb4 RAVEN EL A CO., Agents.
?pOR FORT SUMTER.
The Steamer POCOS1N, Captain W ?.?xB^S
H. Gannou. will leave as above CmTitmmAm
everv TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY, at Ll
Relock, from Market Wharf, foot of Market street.
^^^&^TTB:^R^Y. Agent. .
T71 OR F LOR IDA.? -
TWICE A WEEK.
FOR SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA, JACKSON?
VILLE, PILATKA AND ALL POINTS ON
THE ST. JOHN'S RIVER. < ,
The Steamer DICTATOR, Captain ? ?ir^a*
L. M. COXETTER, Will Sft? frr"^ ^?fj?lHg
Central Wharf for above points every i'l-jaiur
EVBNINO, at 8 o'clock, arrlvmg back at Charles?
ton every SUNDAY AFTERNOON, at 6 o'clock.
The Steamer CITY POINT, Captain D. B. Vin?
cent, will Ball from Central Wharf for above point?
every FRIDAY EVENING, at 8 o'eloolt^ arrivlag
back at Charleston W*INB8DAY AFTERNOON, at ?
OCtlO RAVENEL k CO., Agenta.
JjlOB- L I Y TS E PO Ob.
ONS HUNDRED B?fcBS- WANTI?D TO PILL DP,
The First-class Bart SALBRA lfOSP^B- jMrnj
C. KAUosa, Master, wanto loo baies Ootton?sp
to complete her cargo, and will be dispatch* lb>
for engagements apply to 's"
J. A. ENSI/?W 4 CO,
feb? _ yo. m East Jay^
jg* OB LIVE R P O O L .
Tlxe BrlUati Ship MCSCONGCS, John Gov- J**
er, Master, having a portion of her cargo SK
engaged, win have disperten.-- t .- . -v TT
Janas _? ?EfcgSWttsfc^gg
FOR L I V r-R F a O L. ?
Tke Flrst-elasa Bsiu*o TOMTT' Aa
Campbell Master. 2K
For Freight enTaAmentv?ppiy'to . v
jan? B.T. WALKEH. -eeyce 4 Co.'s W?attr
-TO TBS C llUtl?SIOSERS OF ELFOTION FOB rn
Kr.jcnoN DIBTBICT OP ABBSVTLLK CO?NTY:
* Whereas, Ho*.J?. G.Lc***, who at the Gefltad
"BefttloB held m fJsrober'r?Ttj,Nvaaoh'oseffSmett
ber of the Senate of South Carolin?, for the Eleo
11 on District of Abbeville County, to. serre the
tenn of four years, har deceased; and whereas,
the Oonatttotton of Jfce State of Sooth ?irolDaB?.
?recta rtatta Bach cases * Wrtvof Tflriritf ?I??TI
.he issued by the President of the Senate, tyrtta
purpose of fllHngtoe vacancy' thns occasioned for '
the remainder of the term for Which asid meaba*
so dece ised was elects^.. ,
. Now, tharerore, you and each of y ou ar? hereby
required after due advertisement! and with stt?et.
regard to all the provisions of the ConstKtifli
tut 1 a wa of said ssate, touching your duky tn USA
case, to hold an ELECTION FOR A MEMBRE-?
TBS BESATE or the State of South Carolina, fat
the County of Abbeville, to serve for the remain?
der of the term fqr which said member, Hon. H.
G. Lomax, was elected; the Polls"te be opened ?
the varions places'of election- -ta said district, os
THURSDAY, MMrtJn* of February, mi, by the)?
rions Mai&gers of Election, for those places re?
spectively, to accOTrtanojpith toe provisions of
.tte Act ol tho- General Assembly, endued "Aa
Act providing for the General' Election, And tbs
manner of conducting ^the Same," appro iee
March 1st, 1870rand this- writ, togetherulth yeer
return of toe*Wectloo to be Md under it, hive
before tba benate st ita'next meeting after the
election. - , . *:-?:'
ALONZO J. RA^sIEn^PresldentSena?
Attest: J. WOODRUFF, cierk-of Senate. " * .
I jaoeo-ie_. . -. ?" . .-. . * .ty--. ;
STATE OF SOVTR CAROLINA. * ' ^
.. -,'> - ?
To TBE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION FOB ni
ELECTION DISTRICT OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY:
Whereas, the Hon. J. H. RAINBY, who at tte
General Election hold in April, 1808, was chosen a
member ol the Senate or the State of South Caro
Una, for the Election District of Georgetown
County, and drew a ballot to serve lot the tem
of four years, has resigned; and whereas, tte
Constitution of the State or South Carolina directs
that in such case a Writ of Election shall be issued
by the President of the Senate for the purpose of
niling the vacancy thus occasioned, for the nv
mainder of the term for which said member waa
Now, therefore, yon and each of yen are hereby
required, after due advertisement, and witt strict
regard to all the provisions of the ConsUtutiom
and laws said State, touching your duty in snell
case, to hold an "ELECTION FOR A MEMBER or
THE SENATE Of tte State of South Carolina, far
the County of Georgetown, to serta for Ure re?
main der of the term for which said ?jem ber, Hom.
J. H. Barney, was elected; tho Polls to be openest
a: the varions places or election, m said District, ea
THURSDAY, February 16th, 1871, by tte various
Managers or Election for those places respectively,
in accordance- with the Provision? of the Aotof tfee
General Assembly, entitled "An Act providing fer
the General Election, and the manner of cond net?
ing the same," approved March 1st, 1870; and this
writ, together with your return of the election te
be held under lt, have before the Senate at tte
next meeting after the election.
ALONZO J. RANSIER, President of Senate.
Attest: J. WOODRUFF, Clerk of Senate.
gTATE OF SOUTH GASOLINA.
To THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION FOR THE
ELECTION DISTRICT OF CHABLBSTON COUNTY:
Whereas, Hon. Wa. H. MISHAW, who, at (be
General Election held in Oetober, 1870, was chosen
a member of the Senate of the State ot Sontt
Carbuna, for the Election District of Charlestaa
Comity, to'serve for the term or four yean, baa
deceased; and whereas, the Constitution of tte
State of South Carolina directs that la such a case
a Writ of Election shall be Issued by the President
or the Senate ror the purpose or flu tag the vacancy
thoa occasioned, for the remainder ef the tem
for which said member was elected:
Now, therefore, yon and each or yon are hereby
required, after due advertisement, and with striet
regard to all the provisions or the Constitution
and laws or said-State, touching yourduty in snob
ease, to held aa ELECTION FOR A MEMBER Of
THE SENATE or the State of South Carolina, for
the County or Charleston, to serve ror the remain?
der of the term ror which said member, Hon. W.
H. Mishaw, was elected; the Polls to be opened at
the varions places or election, on THURSDAY. Feb?
ruary 16,1871, by the various Managers or Elec?
tion ror those places respectively, In accordance
w Uh the provisions or. the Act or the General As?
sembly, entitled "An Act providing ror the Gene?
ral Election, and the manner or conducting tte
same," approved March 1st, 1870; and this writ,
together with your return or the election tobe
held under lt, have before the Senate at Its next
meeting after the election.
A. J. RANSIER, President of Senate.
Attest: J. WOODRUFF, Clerk or senate.
J an28-22 .
AND IRON PILLS.
For sale by DB. H. BARR,.
j an is No. 181 Meeting street