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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
IX TESTIGATIX& THE COUNTY
Sheriff McDtvitt Safe an l Sound-Ex?
pected Arrival of trie \~ i n a n c i a 1
[STECIAL XS LEGRAM 1 ? THE NEWS.] .
COLUMBIA, Febraary 12.
The report of the murder of Sheriff McDevitt,
o? Edgefleld, Is false. He arrived here this even?
ing alive and well.
A messenger was sent to Charleston last night to
summon witnesses to appear to testify before the
committee appointed by the General Assembly to
investigate the affairs of the Charleston County
commission; also to bring all papers and iecords
cjnnected with the office.
Financial bodies espect Kimpton to-morrow
THE GENERAI. ASSEMBLY.
Proceed in gs of Friday and Saturday.
[FROM OCR OW? CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February 10.
The House, to-day, in spite of the "Irr?pres?
sible^" who seldom allow a chance to "air" their
oratory escape them, did considerable work. The
first matter under consideration was the judiciary
Committee report on
AID FOR FR INCE.
The following resolution, introduced by L. Calu,
was adopted in the House.
Whereas, It appears that an appeal has been
made to tue peopfe of the United states to come
to the rescue of tbe sallering people of France,
who, by the result of the war, have been reduced
to the lowest extremities; and, whereas, in re?
sponse thereto, J. T. Davis, a clerk of one of the j
Senate committees, is desirous or giving a lecture
for the benefit of said Bufferers; therefore,
Resolved, That this body hereby grant to the
said J. T. Davis the use of the hall of the House
of Representatives for the purposes aforesaid, to
be at his service on Tuesday evening. 14th inst.
Resolved further. That the resolution adopted
yesterday, providing for two sessions a day, be.
and the same is hereby, rescinded, so far as lt
relates to the above mentioned evening.
A POOR JOES.
- Jones, who delights in making himself or others
appear r.dlculous, followed with a resolution
granting the use of the hall to Whipper, to lec?
ture npon the distressed condition of his native
land. Whipper replied : If he lectured upon any?
thing lt woul I he temperance, and he would
make Jones his-subject/ The speaker ruled the
resolution out.of order, inasmuch as Whipper had
not applied for the privilege.
CHARLESTON FIRE INSURANCE SILL.
Ther-'U granting power to the City Council of
Charleston t J issue policies of insurance against
fire, came np for a second reading to-day. Hurley
advocated the bill on the ground that lt would be
a source of revenue to the olty, which it, tn its
present Impoverished condition, was mnch In
need of, and claimed that the amount realized
. therefrom would pay the interest on the citv debt
and the expenses et the Fire Department. * Hun?
ter moved to postpone the matter until next
Thursday, so as to enable him to learn the wishes
of the people. Adopted.
>- WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OP BILLS.
The House to-day struck out the enacting and
resolving clauses of the following bins and Joint
resolutions, and sent word th-reof to the Senate:
A bili, to amend k*An act -to revise, simplify and
abddge the mies, practice, pleadings and forms
of the courts of this State;" a bill to provide for a
physician'8 Hen on ci ops; a bill to empower the
commissioners or pilotage of the City or Charles?
ton to elect a clerk or the said board, and for
other purpose*; a bill to provide for the place or i
imprison men-, or persons nuder the age of fifteen
years: a joint resolution authorizing the county
treasmar to pay teachers' accounts for the term
commencing October, 1870; a joint resolution
authorizing the county commissioners of Darl?
ington County to levy a apeclai tax; a MU to
amend ".in act to revise, simplify and abridge
the rules, practice, pleadings aud forms of the
coarta of this State;" a bill to* authorize the
clerks or the courts or Common Pleas to take tes?
timony in certain cises, and for other-purposes
therein mettioned: A joint resolution suspending
the writ of habeas corpus In various
counties; a joint resolution to authorize
the '. Govenr r to call out the militia*
In the County or Abbeville, and for other pur?
poses; a joint resolution to authorize the county
commissioners or Edgefleld County, to levy a spe?
cial tax; a joint resolution declaring varions coun?
ties insurrectionary; a bill to amend-'An act to
organize and govern the militia or ?ie State of
South carolina;" a bill to provide foi the mainte?
nance of the public schools or the City or Chat lea?
ton, and to in.ike an appropriation to ray teachers
for services rendered; a Joint .esolution requiring
the county commissioners or Charleston County
to establisn a farm for tue poor; a bill to provide
State aid to the indigent planters of Kershaw
County; a bru to smeud "An act to provi de for the
appointment or trial Justices;" a bill to amend
"An act to amend the criminal Hw," approved
the 21st day of December, 1S?6; a bill to amend
section s. of article io, of the constitution of this
State; a bill to regulate the salaries or school
oommi-siouers; also, a Senate Joint resolution lo
withhold the last quarter's salary, for the y ar
1870, from all county school commissioners (ex?
cept the school commissioners of Newoerry Couo
tljLwuo have failed to make their annual report
to*the State supt-rtntendent of education for the
year mo, in conformity with law.
The committee on ways and means recommend?
ed that the bia to compel county treasurers to re?
ceive county orders for taxes should pasa with
the folio wing amendments: To change the title
by making Ft read - to receive orders, checks or
warrants," and, In Section 8, that the provisions
ot the bill shall not apply to orders, checks/ or
warrants issued prior to the date or the passage
or thia bill. Tae committee al-o recommended
.that the county commissioners of Lancaster,
Marlboro' and Spartanburg be authorized to levy
a special tax.
THE IMPEACHMENT ATTORNEYS.
^The following resolution, introduced by Wilkes,
-5fcas, after considerate debate, adopted: ' "
Resolved, That the clerk of the House of Repre?
sentatives be, and he ls hereby, authorized to
draw certificates for the sum of two thousand
dellars In favor or H. G. Worthington, and /or the
sam of fourteen hundred and-umety-tlve dollars
irr favor or a. B. Elliott, tho aume being the
amounts allowed by the board of managers for
their professional services in matter or impeach?
ment or T. 0. P. Vernon.
- NOTICE OS BILLS.
WUkes gave notice of a bril to amend an ac: to
organize the Supreme Court, ratified the ist h dav
of September, A. D. 1868.
Moore gave notice of a bill to exempt ministers
and other officers (n from working roads.
THE COLUMBIA OAS COMP ANT.
Levy introduced a resolution in the House to
inquire luto the extravagant charges ol the Co?
lumbia Gas Company, windi Was adopted and
subsequently laid on the tab.e in the senate. An
inquiry into the useless expenditure of gas In the
former branch or the General Assembly dunag
business hours might be benenclaL
The special committee appointed to investigate
the disposition mate or the last $135,000 appro?
priation having failed tomake a report. Mr.
Humbert'introduced a resolution discharging
'Ami and appointing a new committee for the
same purpose, to report on Moadav, at 2 o'clock,
The rule requiring that one day's notice be
given in the lotto luotiou of bills, was suspended
m the House for the balaace or the session.
PASSED AND ENROLLED.
A Senate bill to provide for the protection or
persons, property and the public peace; a bill to
regulate the measurement and inspection or tim?
ber and lumber in the City or Charleston; a bill to
incorporate the Mechanics' Union Society, No. L
of the City of Charleston. 1
The bill to repeal the act repealing usury laws
of this State was taken up for second readiug and
discussed until the House adjourned.
TH I WAR DEBT.
The bill to abrogate and sink the debt of the
State ol South Carolina, incurred during the late
rebellion, which wa3 Introduced In the Home to?
day, makes it an offenes punishable with $luoo
fine and one year imprisonment tor ant- person
to pay any or the obligations Incurred during the
late war, for the cirrymg ou of the same, and
directs the comptroller geueral to disavow auy
such obligations or Cte State.
THE COMING ELECTION.
The joint resolution, Introduced in the House,
suspending so much ?f the uct regulating gene?
ral elections, aa relates to the counting or the
vote3, only applies to the elections now ordered,
and instracta the board of canvassers to proceed,
immediately on receipt of the ballots, to count
the same aud declare ihe election.
The Senate Imracdhteiy after roll call went Into
executive session and, confirmed the following
Chester County - County Treasurer. David
Hemphlll; Trial Justices, John Hemphill, Wm. M.
McDonald, H. s. Crockett, R. Warren Boyd, James
G. McAlllly. H. C. Brawley. David Hyatt and John
Rickey.- spartanbnrg County-Trltl Justice, Jo
seph G. Gaffney. Oconee County-Trial J
W. C. Lee. Anderson County-Trial Ju
George W. Marsh, W. n. D. Gaillard. R. N. V
John Wilson, James McLesky, Warren D. ^
E. J. Pinson, J. C. Whitefield, Andrew To
W. Simpson i.nd Thomas H. Rnssell. F?
County-Tria". Justics. Hewe:i E<lmunds, J
Nell. David Elkins, James Beatty, o. W. Ff
D. 6. Kirk.and, Robert Hawthorne and R
TOE CHARLESTOS" COUNTY COMMISSION,
The committee on county officers and o?h
ported that they had under consideration i
port of the Charleston County commlsslone
the Governor's message relating thereto, a
. quest authority to send for persons and p:
so as to enable them to make a full report
The House has adopted a new plau to ole
calendar, probably more speedy than wi
some cases. It yesterday, killed twenty
bills, and to-day, after some* debate, 1: strut
the anacting clause of the,bill to amend an i
establish and maintain a system of free and
mon schools, and also the resolving clause c
joint resolution to provide transportado
State students over the railroads lu the Sta
THE LAND COMMISSION.
Garev offered the followinir resolution. 1
was adopted, and sent to the Senate io:
Resolved hy the House of Representative
Senate concurring, That the laud commlssioi
this State ls hereby requested and Instruct
report to this House a full statement of his a
tioD8, ss such- commissioner, by the 15th d
Resolutions were, also adopted appointing
mittees to examine the accounts of the treas
and Instruct the chairmen or all standing
mittees to report within Ave days on all bil
ferred to them.
The Senate bill to alter and amend the chi
of thc City of Greenville occupied theattentl
the House for more than an hour, and was fi
! passed to a third reading, with the folio
amendment : ..Tue said Mayor and Aldermt
the city shall have power to open new sti
and to widen, straighten or alter streets no
use, upon payment of damages :o the own
property affected thereby, the damages to b
sessed by Uve freeholders of said city, two t
selected by the City Council, and two by
owner or owners of the property, and thc Oft
the persons so selected."
SENT TO THE SENATE.
The following bills and joint resolutions i
passed by the Hous- and sent to the Senat-:
A joint resolution to provide for Inc pavmer
mileage certificates of members of the S
board or education ol the State or South C
lina; a bill to renew the charter ot Strawb
Ferry, over the Cooper River; a bill requiring
county treasurers ol the respective countle
the State td attend at each polling precinct in
county for the collection of taxes.
Tue latter bill was amended as follows: "i
vlded, that the provisions or this act shall no
construed to mean that county treasurers s
attend at each polling precinct In any corpora
cities and towns; and. provided, rurther, tba
shall not apply to the City ol Charleston."
By Whipper, a bill to authorize the county c
missioners or Greenville, Spartanburg, Pick
and Oconee Connues to levy an additional t
not exceeding two mills, for the purpose ort
ing Interest upon bonds of said coontie;, non
hereafter to be issued, to meet subscriptions
capital steck of Atlanta and Richmond Air L
By Logan, a bill to hold persons responsible
Edling property ol defective, unsound oe doubi
By Moore, a bill to exempt ministers, physich
and attorneys from the provisions of an act ei
tied "An act to provide for the construction a
keeping in repair of pabllc highways and road
By S han til n, a joint resolution to authorize
State treasurer to Issue a renewal of six per ce
'State bonds Issued lu funding past due Inter
on stx per cent. Stai ? stock. ,
Ail or the above bills received a first reading.
* The committee on the judiciary recommend
that a bill to authorize county commissioners
bind to service illegitimate children of paupe
with the following amendments : That com
commissioners shall mike semi-annual
porta to probate judges of the number
children bound over, and that any such c<
tract ran' be annulled by probate judg
.Iso, to give the rather or mother the right to i
cover their children, providing they prove th
they lead upright lives.
Tue committee on railroads reported In favor
a bil! to protect travellers on railway cars In ll
State. 1'. provides that all raliway companl
within the State Bhall hereafter be required
have on all passtmzer trains a second-class cs
wherein no smoking ls allowed. Also, a Seua
bill to amend an act entitled -'An act to incorp
rate the Enterprise Railroad Company of Charit
ton. South Carolina," approved March 1, 1370.
The committee ou military affairs repor'ed l
vorably upon a Senate bill to Incorporate t
Charleston Riflemen Club; a bill to incorpora
the Edlsto hum Guard; an t a joint resolut h
authorizing t he quartermaster-general to pureba
the necess try camp and garrison equipage to coi
plete the organization or the State militia.
SENATE, I EBRUARY ll-THAT LAND SCRIP.
Alter roll cal and prayer the pr?sident read tl
following telegram in reply to the questions ask?
by the Senate cojcernlng the Agricultural Collet
land scrip: "Mr. Kimptun ls on ins way som
and can answer questions." He ls expected i
this city to-morrow.
THE VACANT JUDGESHIP.
The House concurrent resolution to m?e: I
joint assembly to elect a Judge for tho severn
Judicial Circuit, was, on motion, laid on the tabl
and a report or the judiciary committee re J on
mends that the circuit be abolished.
Arnim introduced a resolution lor the appoint
ment or a Joint committee or one from the Seo ar
and two from the Uousc. to examine the bool
and papers of the comptroller-general, treasun
and financial agent or the State. The discrepa:
clea in the treasurer's and financial agen.'a rt
ports hare suggested this idea.
The.blll to .regulate the grantln? or divorce
passed Its third reading, and waa sent to th
House; the bill ta charter the Town of H am bur,
was enrolled for ratification.
By Wilson, a bill to provide ror the appoiotmen
or trial justices and to define their Jurisdiction
also tor the election ol justices of the peace am
By Smalls, a bill to amend the charter o
Gebrgetown, granting the town c macil the po we
to cau-e fences to be put around lots.
By Duncan, a bill to repeal the act providing To
the publication of legal and public pupers.
By Allen, a bill to authorize the county com
missioners of Snartanbirg, Greenyille and Oconei
Counties to levy a special tax. This ls the sam'
bill alluded to and explained In the House pro
PASSED TO THIRD READING.
A bill to authorize the county commissioners o
Darlington to issue bonds to the amount of $25,oo<
to pay off the debt of the county; a hill provldluj
for the erection of a courthouse anti jail in- thc
Town of Mannlnpr; a bill to more effectually pro
vide for the recording or conveyances or real es
tate, limiting the time wherein to record a mort
gage (formerly sixty days) to three days; a bill tc
protect the 1*?*** of parents, and to prevent the
carrying frou. ..ie State persons under the age ol
twenty-one; a bill ij regulate the fees of probate
judges, clerks or courts, trial justices and magis?
trates, and a bbl to enforce tue payment of an
The following acts were signed by the Governor
during ihe past week:
An act to renew and extend an act to provide a
mode by which to perpetuate testimony In re?
lation to deeds, wills, cho-es lu action, aud ottier
papers destroyed or lost durlug thc recent war:
an act to recharter Moor's Ferry, under the name
of Dlnklns's Ferry, over the Catawoa River; an
act to incorporate the Charleston Cleansing Com?
pany, or the City or Chai lestou; an act to Incor?
porate the South Carolina Savings and Building
Associaikm. No. 2; an ace ta regulate tie right or
traverse; an act to incorp irate the Natioual In?
dependent Blues Association, or the City of
.Charleston, South Carolina; an act to renew and
amend the charter or the Town of Spartanl>urg;
au act ce-liag the jurisdiction of the State of
South Carolina to the United States of America
over such lands as may bc acquired for puolic
purposes by the said United States of America;
Joint resolution authorizing the executive to com?
mission Ridley K. Carlton as coroner of BeAUlort
County ; au act to repeal so much or the actor
1839 as prohibits clerks or tue houris from practic?
ing as attorneys; ro regulate the appointment,
jurisdiction and duties ol notaries public: and
an act to establish a State orphau asylum.
BILLS PASSED IN TUE HJ?8B AND SENT TO THE
A bill to incorporate the Sons and Daughters rv
Zion or the Providence Baptist Church, Hamburg.
S. C.; a bill to amend sectiou 14 or an act entitled
''An act to organize and govern the militia or
South carolina;" a bill to prevent accidenta ft-om
nata and rafts; a bill to incorp?rate the Young
Meu s Arrlcanu8 Orbiting Club; a bill to require
the State treasurer to pay county treasurers the
apportionment or the State -chou fttnd belonging
?wm re?Pectlv* counties, and r?r other purposes;
a bill to renew and amend the charter o'f certalu
reltg ons associations heretofore granted: a bill to
prohibit disguises; a Senate bill to supply the de?
ficiency In the appropriation for the support and
maintenance or frei schools for 1870; a S?nate bili
to authorize circuit judges to hold court In otliei*
circuits than their own; a S?nate bill to charter
the Tcwn of Hamburg.
The last three were returned with amend?
NOW READY FOR RATIFICATION.
An act to amend the charter of the Columbia
Building and Loan Association; an act to in?
corporate the Scott Rifle Guards of Sumter
County; and act to Incorporate the Sal A manda
Book and Ladder Company or Georgetown,
South Carolina; an act. to Incorporate the Whip
per Guards'o: Christ Church Parish; joint resolu?
tion authorizing the State Librarian to purchase
certain volumes of State reports; Joint resolution
ordering that James L Orr, judge or the Eighth
Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra compensation
Tor holding extra courts; lolnt resolution direct?
ing that the Hinds known as the Canby School
funds, rema'ning in the hands of county treasu?
rers, be appropriated to the free school fund.
A message was sent to thc speaker or the House
or Representatives Inviting him to attend in the
Senate to as 1st la the ratification or the above
acts an i joint resolutions.
The act to renew and extend an act to provide
a mode by which to perpetuate testimony In rela?
tion to deeds, wills, choses In action, and other
papers, de.-troyed or lost during the recent war,
was presented to the Governor for signature; but
*?us not been returned.
NEW STEAM FIRE ENGINS.
The Independent Company of firemen, of this
city, have purchased a hand^omi-ly finished, third
class steam fire engine, of the Slisby pattern. The
whole Ore department turned out yesterday to
witness the trial, which proved more than satis?
factory. Mr. Sylla the agent for thc manufactur?
ing company, came with the apparatus, and goes
from here to Charleston.
Articles of agreement were signe t yesterday
between Messrs Gardner and Boyce, the former
on behair or the famous gelding "Little Mack,"
and the latter for the well-known stallion "Grey
Eagle," to trot the best two out or three over the
Congar.ee Race Course, for Arc hundred dollars
aside, on March 4ih.
REPORTED MURDER IN EDGEFIELD.
A report reached this city, to-day,| or the mur?
der of Sheri tr McDevltt, of Edgen?ld. It ls ?aid
he was killed by a planter while attempting to levy
on property for non payment of taxes.
Rumors are also rife here of anticipated troubles
In Union. A trial justice from that locality is in
the city, counselling the removal of the parties
latelv arrested for arson to safer quarters.
WASHINGTON, February ll.
The conference committee will report a bill
on Tuesday giving the District a territorial gov?
A meeting of the members of the Supreme Court
Bar to relieve the surviving members of Judge
Taney's family, appointed -a committee-Blair,
Evans, Carpenter, Carlisle and Bristow-to take
general charge of the matter and secure concert
There are now 211 members or the House-oniy
three vacant seats.
Secretary Bo utwt11-Prosec u t lo ii agu I n at
Commlaalone*r Parker-Secretary Cres*
well-.1 Sensible Speech from Revela,
WASHINGTON, February 8.
Mr. Bourwell. must be a sterner mau than he
ls generally thought to be ir he resists the earnest
advices or political friends (?) to res'gn. ne does
not seem to realize that lt ls Grant asking him to
vacate the Cabinet through other men. The views
of the two-Grant and Boutwell-an the income
tax and the hoarding or gold, arc diametrically
opposite, and yet they harmonize, to all outward
appearances. It can be truly said that am ;ng
those here who consider changes la the Cabinet
certain, there are few, ir any, who believe Bout
well will resign.
- The prosecution against the Indian commission?
er ls still prozres9lng here. Tue chief prosecutor
ls Mr. Welch, a philanthropic merchant or Phila?
delphia, with a rortune or eight raini-ms of dol?
lars. Beseems Imbued with more than his usual
amount of energy in this case. Parker's Mends,
who were at tlr..t afraid he would be dtsmls-ed by
the President, have gathered hope, and''now
think the prosecution will be abandoned. The
fight has been a bitter one, and the sole charge ia
cheating Indians. Parker is a protege of the
Pro*Klent, and has served as a disbursing ofllr.er
lu several Important wurks. It wdi be extremely
gratifying to Graut ir the prosecutors rail to make
up a case.
Secretary Creswell will be made the subjeu or
additional legislation lu thu UM us: ot Representa
Uves, aud will lind itdliUcultto escape Ute thrusts
upon his official integrity, made In th? House, of
his political Iriends.
Mr. Revels, the negro senator from Mississippi,
gave vent to some very sensible remarks ia tue
Senate to-day. The question was upon a motion
to strike out a clause m the school bill In this dis?
trict to compel a mixture or r.ices. . Revels took
the broad ground that this effort or legislatures to
rolst social equality upon communities was the
very thing mat operated disadvantageous!/ to
the negro race. Tuls astonished h s senatorial
friends from Massachusc is, and Wuson, who has
just been re-elected for six y ears, came oat strong
on lils "isms" again; remarked to Revels that his
were the same arguments used against the negro
race that prevailed when the abolition movement
The West Point outrages have created intense
excitement in army circles here. Although the
Congressional committee who Investigated them
have recommended the punishment of the entire
first class, who committed tue disorders, there ls
nd Idea tha*. anything beyond a reprimand wlil
be enforced. The noble conduct or ad the.cadets
at the fire which occurred there a few nights
since, win be offered as an atonement rorthe
offence of the "firs: class." ELE RIDGE.
THE CINCINNATI SOUTHERN RAIL?
CINCINN tn, February ll.
The Board of Trade adopted a resolution de?
claring the Cincinnati and southern Railroad a
national work, and demanding national legisla?
tion, and appointe.! a committee of seven to go
to Washington and ask national legislation. Tuc
Georgia commissioners to the Kentucky Legisla
ture were present.
VICKSBURG, February 12.
The steamboat Judge Wheeler exploded her
boilers, and was burnt and sunk ai C A. M., near
Bell's Lauding, forty-five miles above Vicksburg.
Three deck hands were killed. Captain Nolan
was seriously, and C. W. Pope, of Little Rock,
baoly wounded. Very little or the cargo was
WASHINGTON, February ll.
Nothing from the Tennessee. Dispatches from
New York giving full details of the route and wea?
ther reported by incoming vessels argue that
there is no ssrious cau-e for anxiety.
PHILADELPHIA, February ll.
The bark Anderson, from Memel, reports that
on 19th 'Ailimo-blowing strong gale irom-N. E.i
with heavy sea-passed a large bark-rigged man
of-war, standing south, under close reefed top
saris, latitude 36, longitude 72.50, steaming slow.
The captain ls sure it was the Tennessee.
WASHINGTON. February 12.
Nothing has been heard from the Tennessee. A
packet will leave San Domingo on the S'h, and
will bc due In Havana on the 16th, before which
time the naval authorities think it ls unreasona?
ble to expect tidings. No apprehensions are fe!;
in naval circles.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
S. C. Newton, a prominent merchant of Cin?
cinnati, is dead.
Charles J. Delomel, professor or Fi ench in St.
rtiere-.a School, New Orleans, fell dead from heart
The subscriptions to the French relief fund, at
Boston, amount to sixty-seven thousand dollars.
Ice stopped the ferries at New York, on Satur?
day, for two hours
Lnclus Hart, a New York merchant, is dead,
Warm weather ls reported In New Orleans. The
mercury yesterday was at 76.
The revenue officers in San Francisco have
captured fourteen unlicenseu Chinese cigar man?
ufactories, wh'ch ran only at night.
Immensely rich silver mines have been discover?
ed near Prescott, Arizona.
FRANCE FOR PARIS.
A LAST CHANCE FOR THE OR
Conservative VRtories In thc French
Elect Ions-Terr l hie Distress In Puris
The London Times Throws Cold Water
on the Joint Commission.
LONDON, February ll.
The Gaulois reports that Favre has gone to
Antwerp to consult with the Or.eans Princes.
Bismarck's Hines; causes uneasiness.
A dispatch from Brussels says alarming dis
tress continues la Paris. The Germans permit
rew provisions to enter; suppress, at Versailles
alllettera from Paris; allow no telegrams, and
few letters to enter the city.
A decree issued by the Bordeaux Government
calls out the military class of 1871 Immediately.
Bismarck deellaes to treat with Switzerland
Tor the return of the French- wiio entered that
No-extension of the armistice will be declared
until it ls known whether, the National Assembly
ls in Avor or peace.
The prolongation of tae armistice depends en
tirely upon the temper or the French Assembly
regarding Prussjan demands Tor territory, money
and dismantlement of thc frontier forts.
It is ascertained, undoubtedly, that the French
election results ia a' Conservative triumph
Routes to Parts are all open, and travel restored
Generals Changarnler and Fatdherbe are elect
ed from Somme. A dispatch from Lille says the
monarchical triumph In the Department or the
North ls certain. Dijon anuVToulon have elected
Republicans. Nantes, Cahors and Auch, and the
departments of Crense, Dordogne, Mayence, Ven
dee and Loire have chosen Conservative, Mode
rate or Liberal Union candidates. The Conser?
vatives were successfnl In Rouen by a large ma
PARIS, February ll.
The elections certainly favor the Orleanists.
VERSAILLES, February 10.
A strong belief prevails at Prussian headquar?
ters that the French Assembly will form a Provis
ional Government nnder the Count de Paris as
President, and provide by plebiscite a future gov?
VERSAILLES, February 8.
Yesterday 80 Held guns and 140,000 rifles were
delivered at I vry and Vanvresi Things look gloomy
to day, and an explanation of the cause ls that
Paris may be entered berore the 19th. Prepara?
tions are making for a heavy bombardment should
possible complications occur. The attitude of the
city is apathetic, and a reaction is expected. Ar?
rangements for supplying rood are working toler?
ably. Should the Assembly reject peace the war
will be resumed with unsparing vigor, and Paris
will be heavily mulcted.
BREST, February ll.
The veritable cattle plague has appeared among
Immense herda ol cattle goiug to Paris. It ls
Impossible to bury the dead cattle. The carcasses
were loaded lo war vessels and taken to sea and
The Joint Commission.
LONDON, February IL
The Times views with mixed feelings the ap?
pointment or a commission for the settlement of
intangible grievances. A settlement Is desirable,
but unhappily a treaty has already been rejected
by the American Sen tte. Indicating but a slight
desire on the part or Americans to remove the
grounds of difference between the two countries.
When the principle of the Alabama claims ls de?
termined, the settlement of Individual claims will
be an easy matter. The Times adds : The tone of
the American discussion must change In all re?
spects before good reeling Is restored.
GEN ER AZ FOUEIGN NETTS.
LIVEKP?OL. February ll.
The Liverpool Courier reports the loss of a
French transport off Capo La Hague, with PJC0
persons aboard-all lost.
LONDON, February ll.
Violent gale along tho Eastern shore. Six
ships are ashore near South Shields-several lives
lost. Numerous wrecks apprehended.
The following Engll-h Consul ir appointments
were gizetted today: Archibald, New York;
Kotrl^ht, Philadelphia; Murray, Portland; Hen
derson, Boston;'Booker, San Francisco; Donohue,
New Orleans; Ralnols, Baltimore.
The brig J. L. Bowen has arrived at Boulogne
with food-the flrst vessel that visited that port
within ten years.
A?message was received from the Queen asking
a dower for the Princess Louise suitable to the
dignity or the Crown. The message was made
the order of the day for Sonday.
MADRID, February 10.
The Cortes passed a law making thc sale of
Cuban tobacco a monopoly in the hands of the
government. . _
NEW YORE, February 12.
The movement of cotton for the week ls
heavy in receipts and exports, the former being
unusually large. Receipts at all tho ports 101,095
bales, against 154,482 bales last week, 150,800 bales
the previous week, and no.ss: bales three weeks
since. Total receipts since September 2,510,651
bales, against l,933,S34 bales the previous year.
Exports from all the ports for thc week 05,982
bales, against 63,188 bales the same week last
year. Total exports ror the expired portion 01
the year 1,504,993 bales, against 1,037,914 bales the
same time last year. Stock at all the ports col,
594 baiea, against 533,068 bales at this date last
year. Stock at interior towns 129,060 bales, against
106,836 bales last year. Stock tn Liverpool 610,000
bales, against 352,000 bales last year. Amount of
American afloat for G-eat Britain 879,000 bates,
against 177,000 bales last year. Amount of Indian
cotton afloat for Europe89,107 halos, against 103,
339 bales last year.
ARRIVAL OF COTTON SHIPS.
LIVERPOOL. February ll-Noon.
Arrived-Schofield, from Savannah; Peru?
vian, from Savannah; Douglas Castle, from Savan?
nah, with cotton. Total 9567 bales.
jyjONE5t CANNOT BUY IT!
FOR SIGHT IS PRICELESSII
The DIAMOND GLASSES, manufactured by J. E.
SPENCER. A CO., New York, which are now offered
tu the public, are pronounced by all the celebrated
Opticians of the world to be the most Perfect, Na?
tural Artificial help to the human eye ever known.
They are ground under their own supervision,
from minute Crystal Pebbles, melted together,
and derive'their name. "Diamond," on account
of their hardness and brilliancy.
The scientlttc principle on which they are con?
structed brings the core or centre or the lens di
rectly In front, of the eye, producing a clear anil
distinct vlsiou, as in the natural, healthy sight,
and preventing all unpleasant sensation?, such as
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They are mounted in the finest manner, in
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CAUTION.-None genuine unless bearing their
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Dealer In Watches, Jewelry,
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No. 307 King street.
t3l-mwslyr Charleston, S. O.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
TO THE CTMMI-SIOKBRS OP ELECTION FOB THE
ELECTION DISTRICT OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY:
Whereas, Hon. H. 0. LOMAX, who at the General
Election hold in October, 1870, wal chosen a mem?
ber of the Senate of South carolina, for the Elec?
tion District of Abbeville County, to Berve the
term of four years, has" deceased: and whereas,
the Constitution or the State of South Carolina
directs that in such cases a Writ of Election shall
be issued by the President of the Senate, for the
purpose ol niling the vacancy thus occ .planed for
the remainder of the term for which sold member,
so decetsed was elected :
Now, therefore. yoa and each or you are hereby
required after due advertisement, and with strict
regard to all thc provisions of the Constitution
and laws of said State, touching your duty in such
case, to hold an ELECTION FOR A MEMBER OF
THE SENATE of the State of South Carolina, for
the County of Abbeville, to serve for the remain?
der of the term for which said member, Hon. H.
0. Lomax, was elected ; the Polls to be opened at
the various places of election In said district, on
THURSDAY, leth daj of February, 1871, by the va?
rious Managers or Election, for those places re?
spectively, ln'accordance with the provisions of
the Act of the General Assembly,' entitled "An
Act providing for the General Election, and the
manner of conducting the same," approved
March 1st, 1870; and this writ, together with your
retnrn of the election to be held ander lt, have
before the Senate at Its next meeting .after the
ALO s'ZO J. R ANSI ER, President Senate.
Attest: J. WOODRUFF, Clerk ol Senate.
TAJE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
To THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION FOR THE
ELECTION DISTRICT OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY:
Whereas, the Hon. J. H. RAINBY, who at the
General Election held in April, 1868, was chosen a
member of the Senate or the State or South Caro?
lina, for the Election District of Georgetown
County, and drew a ballot to serve for the term
of four years, has resigned ; and whereas, the
Constitution or the State or South Carolina directs
that in such case a Writ of Election Bhallbe Issued
by the President of the Senate for the purpose of
filling the vacancy thus occasioned, for the re
malnder of thc term for which said member was
Now, therefore, you and each or you are hereby
required, after due advertisement, and with strict
regard to all the provisions of the Constitution
and laws of said State, touching yenr duty in such
case, to hold an ELECTION FuR A MEMBER OF
TBS SENATE Qi thc State or South Carolina, for
the County of Georgetown, to serve for the re?
mainder of the terra for which paid member, Hon.
J. H. Ralncy, was elected; the Polls to be opened
at the various places or election, in said District, on
THURSDAY, February 16th, 1871, by the varions
Manngers or Election for those places respectively,
In accordance with the provisions or the Act or the
General Assembly, entitled "Au Act providing lor
the General Election, and the'mannerof conduct?
ing the same," approved March 1st, 1870; and this
writ, together with your return of the election to
be held under it, have before the Senate at Its
next meeting arter thc election.
ALONZO J. RA NS i ER. President or Senate.
Attest: J. WOODKUFF, Clerk of Senate.
gTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
To THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION FOR THE
ELECTION DISTRICT OF CHARLESTON COUNTY:
Whereas, Hon. WM. H. MISHAW, who, at the
General Election held in Ootober, 1670, was chosen
a member of the Senate or the State or South
Carolina, for the Election District ot Charleston
County, to serve for the term of four years, has
deceased; acd whereas, the Constitution of the
State of South Carolina directs that in such a case
a Writ of Election shall be Issued by the President
of the Senate for the purpose of filling the vacancy
thus occasioned, fur the remainder of the term
for which said member was elected:
Now, therefore, you and each of you are hereby
required, after due advertisement, and with strict
regard to all the provisions of the Constitution
and laws of said State, touching your duty in such
.case, to hold an ELECTION FOR A MEMBER OF
THE SENATE of the State of South Carolina, for
the County of Charleston, to serve for the remain?
der of the term for which Bald member, Hon. W.
H. Mishaw, was elected; the Polls to be opened at
the various places of election, on THURSDAY, Feb
[.mary 16,1871, by the various Managers or Elec?
tion for thote places respectively, In accordance
with the provisions or the Act or the General As?
sembly, entitled "An Act providing for the Gene?
ral Election, and the manner of conducting the
same," approved March 1st, 1870; and this writ,
together with your return of the election to be
held under lt, have before the Senate at its next
meeting after the election.
A. J. RANSI EU, President of Senate.
Attest: J. WOODRUFF, Clerk of senate.
1 WEED" FAMILY FAVORITE LOCK-STITCH
are the best in use.
For sale on the Lease Plan, with monthly pay?
ments, on easy terms, or for cash. AU kinds ot
Machine attachments. Needles, Cotton, (white,
black and colored,) Silk, Oil, Soap, Ac, Ac
Repairing as usual. Circulars and samples of
work sent on application.
D. B. HASELTON,
General Dealer In First Cia . < Sewing Ma?
chines and Material, No. 307 King stree.,
angil Charleston. S. 0.
A FULL ASSORTMENT just received by
UK. H. BjAER,
.alys" No 131 Meering street.
OF THE DAY.
BICDALE & GIRTH'S
Soluble Bone Pnosphate of Lime..16.;
Bone Phosphate of Ll. je.19.84
(Equivalent to 12 per cent, of Sulphate or Am*
It will be observed that our Phosphate bas an
ample supply of the?1I important and vital orop
produclng elements, viz : Soluble Phosphate,
Ammonia and Potash, and ra view of this fact,
and the strong testimonials which have been
given In its favor by so many planters who have
given the "Magnum Bonum" an Impartial test
under Cotton the pass- season, may we not; with
perfect candor, assert that we have an
UNEQUALLED COTTON FERTILIZER,
And urge each planter to give it a trial the oom
lng season ?
DUGDALE A G1RYIN.
EQUAL TO. PERUVIAN GUANO-POUND FOR
WASHINGTON, N. C., September 13, 1870.
Messrs. JOHN MEYER'S SONS:
I used the "Magnum Bonum Soluble Phos?
phate" baoght of you, alongside or Peruvian
Guano, on Cotton, and find the product equal to
Peruvian Gu ino-pound for pound.
I am much pleased also with KB effects on Corn.
WILLIAM J. ARCHBELL.
FULLY EQUAL TO PERUVIAN FOR COTTON.
6TATB8VILLK, N. C., August 17, 1870.
Messrs. DUGDALE A GIRVIN, Baltimore, Md.: .
Gentlemen- Oar Mr. 0. A. Carlton tried under
Cotton, ibis year, your."Magnum Bonum Soluble
Phosphate" alongside of Ne. 1 Peruvian Guano,,
and thinks your Phosphate rally equal to the
Guano, and believes that if he had used the same
money value of each, the "Magnum Bonum"
would not only have equalled the Peruvian, bat
far surpassed it. Yours truly,
CARLTON BROS. A CO.
MUCH BETTER FOR COTTON THAN PERUVIAN
EDXNTON, N. C., August 20, 1370.
Mr. A. H. BOND:
Dear 'lr-The "Magnum Bonum '' made by
Messrs. Dugdale A GirvTo, of Baltimore, and pur?
chased of you, was used under a portion or my
Cotton, alongside or Peruvian Guano, and the
Cotton ls much netter squared, and will produce
more than that ander which I used the Guano, ?j
Yours, most obedient,
Price-ST,7 Per Ton Cash,
SOS Per Ton Payable with 7
Per Cent. Interest Added) on November 1.
STANDARD MAINTAINED. .
US. M. HELL & SON,
ACCOMMODATION WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
GENERAL AGEKTS. -
SEND FOR CIRCULARS 1
jp URE GYPSUM1
CONTAINING 80 PER CENT. OF SOLUBLE
MATTER ! .
GROUND AND PREPARED IN THIS CITY, AND
WARRANTED FREE FROM
The annexed communication from Prof. Charlea
U. Shepard, Jr., or the purity or this article, is a
?; uar an tee of its highly valuable qualities to the
armer, 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 Mannre ls offered for sale at the
low price of $16 per ton cash, or on time tot city
acceptance with interest added.
Put up for shipment in bags of 200 pounds each.
All orders by mail in accordance with above
terms will be promptly executed by
JOHN H. HOLMES,
Boyce's Wharr, Charleston, S. C.
OFFICE OF STATE INSPECTOR OF FERTILIZERS, )
LABORATORY OF MEDICAL COLLEGE, QUEEN ST., J
CHARLESTON, S. C., November 24, 1870. )
Mr. John H. Holmes:
DEAR SIR-The gypsum submitted by yon for
analysis ls the moat 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 or sim?
ilar quality it cannot fail to prove a great boon to
Southern agriculture, as there ls no orop to which
it is not beneficial, whether applied alone or In
conjunction whh other manures.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
(Signed) CHARLES U. SHEPPARD, JR., M. D.
pACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S
SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO.
This GUANO ls now so well known in all the
Southern states for its remarkable effects as an
agency for increasing the products of labor, as
nut to require especial commendation from UH.
Its use for five years past has established its
character for reliable excellence. The large Axed
capital Invested by the Company in this trade,
??ords the surest guarantee of the continued ex?
cellence or its Guano. J. N. ROBSON,
Selling Agent, charleston, S. C.
JOHN S. REESE A CO., General Agents, Balti?
PH.OSPHATE OF LIME,
FOR COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED.
This article ls manuractured by the PACIFIC
GUANO COMPANY, at Charleston, s. C., under
the superintendence of Dr. ST. JULIEN RAVE
NEL. When composted with an equal weight of
Cotton Seed, its results have been round fully
equal to the best standard fertilizers, I? econo?
my must commend it to the notice of Planters
generally. For specific directions for composting,
and for supplies, apply to iv?:,52?n <Tn
Selling Agent, Charleston, S: C.
JOHNS. REESE A CO., General Agents, Balti
High Farming Without Manure, E. M. Pendle?
ton; Experiments ?vith Fertilizers, E. B. Smith;
Practical Experience lu Planting, S. W. Evans;
Common Sense applied to Farming, Hobkirk; Ex?
perience with Turnips, R, Chis olin; Is the South a
Stock country ? D. W. Aiken; Nut Bearing Trees
ol the South, S. B. Bookley.
And numerous other articles and much valua?
Subscription, $2 per annum.
, RURAL CAROLINIAN,
fehl Coariecton, S, ?,
Glotl)itt0 ano ?nxm&\)itig W>oc&*.
MEJTS, YOUTHS' AND B?YS?
AT COST AND LESS THAN - COST!
or. E. & A. s. joMs?r
OFFER THEIR ENTIRE STOCK OF
FALL AND WINTER
At Cost arid Less than Cost
TO MARE ROOK FOR
A CHOICE LOT OF COLORED CASSIMERB
Lotof Black Doeskin Panta.........15, $e and $7
Lot of Coored Caaaimere Panta..$3 60, $4 and $5
Lot of Colored Tweed and Cassim ere sac**.......
Lot Blaca Cloth Yeats..$2 and. sa 6?
Boya' Casalmere and Tweed Salts (Jacket and
Fine Black Beaver Over Sacks. ..ty?
W-.terp.'ooT Over Sacks.$7 fin
SUr Br nd Shirts.$2 and $8 SD
Star Bend Collars..$2 60 per dozen.
Patterna of Gentlemen'* Garments ont at short?
Panta cut, made and trimmed at $2 M per pair,
0. E. & A. S. JOHNSOE
febia-mwfS ' *
MARKED DO WM.
TO REDUCE STOCK, WE OFFER THE
BALANCE OF OUR .
GREATLY REDUCED P RICE 8 ,
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $38 and $40, to ?46 >
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $35, to $28
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $90 and $32, to $25
BEAVER AND HELTON OVER SACKS, $26 and.
$28, to $20 -
"BEAVER ANO MELTON OVER SACKS, $18 and
$22, to $15
BEAVER AND MELTON OVER SACKS, $14 ?Od
UNION BEAVER OVER SACKS, $10, to $7
UNION BEAVER OVER SACKS, $7, to $6
BEAVER, KING WILLIAM, $28, to $20 .
BEAVER, KING WILLIAM, $20, to $16
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $36, to $20
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $16, to $12
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $12, to $10
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $10, to $8.
WE HAVE LN STOCK,
A FULL LINE OF GOODS,
FOR MENS' WEAR.
J. H. LAWTON ft 60.,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC B?ILDEYft?
STIR SHU m COLLARS
IN THE CITY
ARE TO BE FOUND AT
STAB SHIRT EMPORIUM,
MEETING STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET.
Prices Greatlv Reduced*
STAR SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER AT SHORT
NOTICE, AND A
PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED*
OUT HERN DYE HOUS-E.
A new FRENCH DYE HOUSE han beam OMM
at No. 360 King street, where DYKING In all col?
ors, and Cleaning of all kinda ls done nt the
shortest notice and in-the beauty ie.
L BILLER, French Drer, ?a
No. 869 Kins street, near corner George straft, j
sepie-lyr _? -_.