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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
TROUBLE Hf THE WIGWAM.
THE JUDICIAL ELECTION NULL
Au Important Financial Bill-Hurley
as thc Defender of the State Credit.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE NETS.]
COLUMBIA, Friday, February 17.
The coafirming of the minutes ol yester?
day's proceeding?, concerning the election of
judge for the Seventh Circa!:, led to violent
harangues In both branches of the General As?
sembly. Whlttemore, In the Senate, and Whip?
per, In the House, Introduced resolutions declar?
ing the election of Judge Hoses null and void,
and expunging the proceedings from the journal.
Charges" of fraud and swindling were freely
made, and the confusion at times was very great.
Pending the discussion Jadge Moses surrender?
ed his certificate of election, and expressed* his
willingness to stand another test.
The resolution nullifying the election of yester- '
day was finally nd opted, as was also another reso?
lution providing for a new election to-morrow at 1
Moses's action is generally approved of, and his
frieras feel confident of re-e leming him.
Several billa were introduced In the House to?
day. Among them was one creating a sterling
funded debt for exclusive use in payment of the
existing public debt; no new debt to be created
until the question shall be?bmitted to the peo?
ple on a twc-thinis affirmative vote In favor.
Hurley has lt in charge.
The Senate passed tue bill amending the char?
ter of the-Cit y or Columbia.
TUE WOES. OE THE LEGISLATURE.
The Judicial Election-The Candidates
and the Result-Di*su.Usfact ion at the
Result-Thc Bank of thc State-Gen?
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February io.
The business done In both branches of the
General Assembly was, owing to the time occu?
pied by the election -of judge for the Seventh Ju?
dicial Circuit, very light, and after the election
both Houses adjourned.
The election of P. judge for the Seventh Judicial
Circuit resulted differently from what most peo?
ple believed it would, and, as ls generally the
case after every election, there are many who
are dissatisfied. Both Houses met in joint assem?
bly at 1 o'clock, In the Hall of Representatives,
?Mr. Montgomery, president pro tem., presiding.
The latter, arter btatiog the object of ta*' assem?
bly, declared, bis readiness to receive nomina?
tions. In response, S. J. Lee nominated W. j.
Wilkes, of Anderson, declaring him the choice of
the Democrats and Republicans of that circuit.
A. L. Singlan nominated colonel Montgomery
Mose?, of Sumter, pronouncing him a gentleman
of high standing, and just the person for the
piacA W. J. Whipper put the name of W. E.
Earl?; of Greenville, In nomination, who, he de?
clared, possessed all the necessary qualifica?
tions, and, in addition to all, was a good
Republican. A. Smith nominated and extolled
the good qualities or General J. C. Wlnsmitb, Re
publican. C. P. Leslie claimed that the election of
Simon Fair, of Newberry, would please the oeople
of t lui circuit more than any one else they c <uld
select, but If they could show bim any other man
who could bring order out of chaos, he would
vote for him. He thought we had enough of Dad
judges-Thomas ought to be removed, for he was,
innis opinion, responsible for the killing of the
men in Union. Smart Interrupted Leslie, telling
him he had no right to impeach a judge on the
floor-of the House, and was a "non cojnatibus
swampo." (?) (Laughter.) Leslie continued-that
neither Earle or -A msmlth had sautaient legal ex?
perience to entitle them to the position, wniiehla
candidate was an old lawyer and a man salted to
the times. Messrs. H?ge, Mobley and Leslie were
also nominated. Wilkes declined the honor of a
nomination, and thanked K triend6 for the defer?
ence shown him. Smart withdrew the name of
his friend 'H?ge, and said some more funny
things. Mobley and Leslie also declined. The
chair then announced that nominations were i
closed, and directed the clerk to call the roll. -
First Ballot (Uillcial.)-Montgomery Moses. ?0;
W. E. Earle, 34; J.e. Wlnsmitb, 37: Simon Fair,
13. Total voting, 130. Sixty-six being necessary
to a choice, the chair declared no election, and
Second Ballot.-During the call on the second
ballot consider-pie confusion existed on the floor,
members leaving seats and electioneering in all
parts of the hail. At the close or the can, tbe
friends of Wicsmith and Fair, with few excep?
tions, changed their votes to Moses and Earle,
and at the time the chair stated the vote there <
was strong Indication of a general row, which
was. however, prevented by the decisive action
of Mr. Montgomery lu declaring the election. <
The following ls the official vote on the-second
cahot: Moses. 71; Karie, 49; Winsmlth. 7; Fair, 3.
Same number voting as on first ballot
Jones declared that fi ands were practiced In
counting thc votes, and gave notice that he would
have Ihe clerks put under oath to morrow. Others ,
pronounced the Whole affair a swindle, while
some gave vent to their rage in language unbe?
coming "grave senators." ,
After the hall was cleared a number of Mr.
Earle's friends, from both Houses, paul a visit to
the Governor, and demanded of him not to Issue
a commission to Moses, and we are informed that
he agreed to lt. But how can tbh agreement be
kept? The president pro tem. of the Sena1 e sign?
ed the certificate of election, whloh places lt be?
yond the power of the Governor to exercise his
option in the case.
*? THE NEW JUDflr.
Colonel Montgomery Moses Is a resident of
Sumter, and a brother to Chief Justice Moses, and
ls between fifty and sixty years of age. He is an
old and, said to be. abie practitioner In law, a
man of liberal political views and sound prin?
PATERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The Semite bid to provide for the protection or
persons, property and the public peace, was re?
turned with sundry alight amendments, which
the Senate concurred in. The Senate bUl to alt el?
and amend the charter of the City of Greenville,
with sundry amendments, was postponed till the
return of the senator from Greenville. The House
concurrent resolution requesting the Governor to
restore the arms taken from the militia was re?
ferred to the committee on the military.
PETITIONS AND BILLS INTRODUCED.
Whit!emore introduced a bill to Incorporate the
Collateral Loan and Deposit Bank. Alse a bin to
protect the finances and credits of rhe'State of
South Carolina. The bill provides that Messrs. J
L. Orr, J. J. Wright, J. D. Geddings, F. C. Chi.ds,
B. A. Bosemcn and T. J. Robertson, shall consti?
tute a State board ot examiners, whose dut vit
shall be to eximlne, between tbe 1st and 30th '
November of each year, all ronchen, books and
?tapers lu the treasurer's and c mptro ler's office,
Or the year'ending October Slat-ascertain re?
ceipts and expenditures, amount of stocks, bonds
and liabilities of the State, and, if necessary, de?
mand reports from all public officers.
THE TPOALOO AND CHATTANOOGA RAILROAD.
The committee on railroads, inasmuch aa the
comply wanted no aid, reported in favor of In?
THE BANK OF THE STATE.
On motion of Mr. Eeslle, it was agreed to give
the late report of the receiver of the Bank or
South Carolina (publlahed in full in TUE NEWS a
short time ago) the consideration it'deserves, to?
morrow at 1 o'clock.
THE HOUSE DISSATISFIED
The House to-day, arter being Informed of the
tabling in the Senate of their resolution calling
for a joint committee to proceed to Washington
to inform the President of the condition of affairs
in this State, and to demand troops for the protec?
tion of life and property In the npper counties,
adopted the following resolution, offered by Whip?
Be it resolved, That the speaker of the House of
Representatives be, and he lb hereby, authorized
and required to appoint immediately a committee
of three able and discreet members of the House,
irrespective, of party politics, who shall at once
proceed to the City or Washington and lay before
the President and Secretary or War the true con?
dition of affairs lu this State, and to urge them in
the nome of tbe representatives of all the people to
send Federal troops Into this State at once.
The action of the Senate was severely com?
mented upon bv some of the members during
the debate on the resolution. The parties ap?
pointed on the committee are Mr. Wilkes, Re?
former, and Messrs Whipper and Nuckles, Re?
publicans. They depart for Washington to-mor-'
On motion of Jervev, a resolution was adopted
requiring the asswt ant Bergeant-at-arms to be tn
attendance on the House frons a A. M. till ad?
journment. Henderson introduced, a Joint reso?
lution authorizing ine attorney -general to appoint
a committee tq Invest gate the outrages perpe?
trated In various counties.
The Judiciary committee recommended that the.
fellowing bills do not pass:
A Swate bill to amend section 279 o' an act
emit ed "An act to revise, simplify and abridge
the rules, practWe, pleadings and forms or the
courts In this State;" a bm to amend an act en?
titled "An act-to de?ne the criminal Jurisdiction
j or trial justices," approved March 1, 1870; a bili
to confer upon trial justices, or justices of the
peace, all the juris Hctiou, except BO much as. bj
8ubseqnentacts, have been repealed, heretofore
-conferred upon magistrates; a bill to prohibit the
wilful and malicious carrying of dead ly weapons.
The same committee also made the following
IN TB KU STING REPORT
relative to the bill providing for the appointment
of trial justices, thc organization of their conrts,
and the jurisdiction of the same, .yfhich has been
a vexed question for some time pa'-'i :
Your committee regard H as unfortunate that
the framers of our State constitution should have
referrer! the election or any judicial officer to a
popular vote; bot, while your committee maj be
pardoned in thus expressing their regret, they
nevertheless feel that the will of the people, as
embodied in the constitution, that Justices or the
peace shad be elected by the popular vote, ls clear
and unequivocal. The verdict of the people is
equally emphatic that the office of trial Justice ls
unconstitutional, their appointment by the Gov?
ernor an usurpation of power, and that the office
should be abolished. Kow, yonr committee can?
not admit that the office of tris*, justice ls uncon?
stitutional, nor that the appointments io that of?
fice by the Governor are an infringement upon the
rights of the people; but lt is clear to the minds erf
yonr committee that the framers or the constitu?
tion Intended that justices of the Inferior courts
should be elected by the people, and lt is our Caty
to conform our action to that Intent.
The provisions of the bill under consideration
are so wisely drawn as to secure the appointment
of trial Justices of high qualifications; and did
your committee feel that they conld longer up?
hold the system, they would recommend the pas?
sage or the bill; feeling, however, that tue office
of trial justice is doomed, your commit tt e are con?
strained to re commend that said bill do not pas s.
The following bills were read a third time, and
the titles changed to acts: A Senate bill to incor?
porate the Saving, Building and Loan Association
i of South Carolina; a Senate bill to Incorporate
I the Rock Hill Hook and Ladder Company; a Sen?
ate bill to Incorporate t he Mechanics' Union, Ko.
i. or Charleston, S.O.; a Senate bill to Incorpo?
r?e the Champion Hook and Ladder Company of J
Bili dedaring the right of way across the Sa?
vannah and Charleston Railroad; bill to fund the
nulla bona claims of Bher?as and ex-tax collec?
tors; a bill to amend the charter of : he. Enterprise
Railroad Company of Cnorleston; a bill to pro?
tect the interest of the State whenever payment
of interest now due remains unpaid on bonds
issued by any railroad company, whereon the
guarantee of the State it endorsed;a b:ll to incor?
porate the Continental Telegraph Company; also,
a joint resolution authorizing the attorney gen?
eral to appoint a committee to Investigate the
outrages perpetrated in varions counties.
A probably fatal shooting affray occurred this
evening in front of Mr. Pollard's drug ?tore, on
Main street, between two young men of this city,
named L. Von Bellman and H."Gray. It appears
that ill-feeling existed between them for some
time past, and to-day. on meeting in the street,
words passed, revolvers were drawd, and four
shots fired. Gray received a ball ur the right
Inng. from which it is -aid he will die. Behmao,
on dring the shot which strack Gray, ran into the
store and escaped Injury. The sheriff subsequent?
ly arrested him.
THE ll UR DER ON THE GREENVILLE ROAD.
The detectives who have been engaged In work?
ing np the evidence in the recent shooting case,
came to the conclusion that Dexter Gibson a resi?
dent uea : the city, and a young man, formerly
an Inmate of the Insane asylum,- ?as the guilty
party. ? .
Upon the information obtained, Sheriff Frazee,
yesterday, proceeded .to thc house of the person
named, at about 1 o'clock, having heard that
aibson was in the bitblt of going to bed at that
hour, and arrested him.
Gibson was brought before Trial Justice Solo?
mon, where he acknowledged the crime, giving
as a reason for commiting lt, that he thought, as
he stood upon the railroad trestle, that the engi?
neer intended to run over bim, and, therefore,
stepped one side and "gare him both barrels.1
Gibson was comaltti d to jail, and will be exam?
ined by physicians to day.
TSE FSEN?H ASSEMBLY.
Election of si Precident- Violent Dis?
pute? Between tue Radicals and Cou.
servntl-res - German Troops on the
LONDON, February IC.
In consequence of certain preparations in
the south of France, for calling into service the
military class of 1872, Bismarck will consent to
prolong the armistice Ave days only.
The capitulation of Belfort has been signed, and
the garrison hos withdrawn with arms and
PARIS, February 16.
It is now reported that new elections for dele?
gates t J the Kaiional Assembly win be necessary
tn this city. ?ressom, prefect of police, has re?
signed. The authorities haye fixed the price of
bread at -fifty centimes per kilogramme. The
Journal des D?bats says Thiers is universally re?
garded as the fntnre President of France, with
Favre, Picard and Bullet In the ministry.
BORDEAUX, February IC.
Grevy was elected president of ihe Assembly,
The total vote was 638. Grevy received 619.
Faldherbe declines membership. The Assembly
oonflrmed' the eleotlon of thirty-three members
from Paris. Rochefort, Hugo and Floquet are
present. The chamber ls strongly guarded by
tro:ps potted outside the building. Violent re?
crimination has already occurred between Repub?
lican and Conservative deputies.
LONDON, February 16.
The conference awaits the French representa?
tive, now dally expected.
German troops are concentrating in large num?
bers on the Loire. If thu occupation of Paris ls
necessary, General Falkenstein will be Governor.
The Germans continue to levy contributions.
Ihe defensive works proposed by tne British:
Secretary of War will cost fifty millions, the new
arnUery ten millions, sterling.
The steamer Pacific, from Liverpool, was lost on
the Shetland Islands with twenty-six of her crew.
TBE MISSING STEAMER.
WASHINGTON, February 17.
The steamer. Tybee is expected at New York
onthe22d, when news of the Tenressee ls ex?
HAVANA, Feb.nary 17
An arrival at the east end of the islnn l reports
having seen a bark-rigged vessel on the Hay tien
coast on tho 2d. She hud three masts; was
painted black, and was steaming s lowly, she is
supposed to be the Tennessee.
TUE ARKANSAS IMPEACHMENT.'
ST. Louis, February 17.
The impeachment resolutions have passed
the Arkansas House. The Democrat's special
says "Clayton will not yield. It ls rumored that
Lieutenant-Governor Johnson win issue a procuv
mation calling on the people to stand by him."
THE PEABODY FUND.
PHILADELPHIA, February 17.
The vacancles-in the board of trustees of the
Peabody Fund havo been filled by the election of j
Alex. H. Stewart, of Virginia, and Richard T. Tay?
lor, of Louisiana. The board will meet in Nash?
ville, In October_
ARRIVALS OF COTTON SHIPS.
LIVERPOOL, February 17.
Arrived, ship Corinna, from Savannah;
Gales and Loring, from Mobile; Clementina, from
Savannah; May Queen, from New Orleans; Au?
gusta, from New Orleans.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Articles of impeachment have been present?
ed, in the Arkansas House of Representatives,
against Governor Clayton.
The performance at the opera house, in Chica?
go, for the benefit of "The Little Church Around
the Corner," netted $1900.
A New York Herald special from Havana says
the insurgent lead-r or the Cinco Villas District
Is about surrendering.
Richard Adams Look, author of the celebrated
moon hoax, died yesterday in New York; at the
age of seventy-one.
> J. Stewart Gwlnn, convicted of bigamy in New
York, has been sentenced to five years' imprison
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING.
The Valne of a Presidential Pardon.
WASHINGTON, February 17".
Fenton presented the petition of leading
New York merchant*, asking the correction or
abus?e In toe customs regulations. The appropria?
tions were resumed. An amendment to strike from
the legislative, executive and judiciary section, a
clause inserted last year by Senator Drake, was
proposed, which prohibited as evidence in the
Court or Claims certain Presidential pardons.
The amendment authorizes as evidence any
pardon or amnesty gr?met! before the sup?
pression of the rebellion, under the proclamation
of President Lincoln. This amendment, not to
apply to suits' in the Conrt of Claims, arising
under the act of March 6th, "to provide for collec?
tion or abandoned property, and the prevention
of frauds within the insurrectionary districts."
The claims opened by this amendment are about
ten millions. The amendment does not help per?
sons pardoned by President Johnson after
[ April, 1865. The amendment was rejected, nine?
teen to thirty-two. Trumbull reviewed
portion or the amendment repealing the proviso
of the Hw, wbtch makes a pardon an evidence of
the guilt of the party accepting it. Coukllng
argued that a pardon was a virtual confession of |
gui:t. Trumbull's amendment, that pa/don should
not exclude the pardoned party from the Court of
Claims, was carried by the casting vote of the
Ylce-Presldent. The debate was quite bitter, and
showed no disposition to give the Southern
claimants generally more generous consideration
Senator Dav's, of Kentucky, made an argument
-before the Senate commerce committee against
the proposed national charter for the Cincinnati
and Southern Railroad. Mr. Davis thinks the
constitutional grant to regulate commerce be*'
tween the States does not cover such proportions.
Jones, of Kentucky, presented petitions In favor
of the Cincinnati and Southern Railroad. The
House went into committee on the army appro?
priations, and speeches were limited to half an
hour. The bill appropriates twenty-seven and.a
half millions. The committee rose withont ac?
tion. The conference report on the bill territorial?
izing the District of Columbia passed and goes to
the President, who will undonbtediy approve it.
The balance of the day was occupied in local legis?
The appropriation committee of the House have
agreed" upon $175,000 for the Kew Orleans Cus?
tomhouse. Among the nominations are J. Mil?
ton Turner, Minister to Liberia; Ozeas Mewgan,
of Florida, consul at Rio Grande. Confirmations,
?. W. Foster, of Arkansas, surveyor-general for
the District or Louisiana: - Rumley, collector
of customs at Wilmington, N. C.; S. G. Trott, post?
master at Charleston, S. C.
The case of Blye and Kennard against the j
United States, from Kentucky, will soon be ar?
gued before the Supreme Court. The question ls
whether the second section of the Thirteenth
amendment, authorizing appropriate legislation
by Congress to carry Into effect the first section
of the amendment, vested Congress with the con?
stitutional power to enact the civil rlp-lit? bill of j
April, i860. Tiie case or Knox against Lee, from
Texas, will be argued In thc Supreme Court early
next week. It Involves the confiscation of prop?
erty under the Confederate Government and the
legal tender question.
A curions question, growing out of the collision
In San Francisco harbor ls, whether a foreign
Prince caa sue m the Supreme Conrt.
OXJR WASHINGTON LETTER.
The Bill to Enfouit the Fifteenth
Amendment-Ttle Weapon of thc Con?
servative Party-The Repealed Test
Oat Ii-Importance of Negro Congress?
men Waning-Boatwell's Policy
Question of a Government Agent in
Europe-B owen's Tria 1-Maiden
Speech of Senator Blair.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
WASHINGTON, February 15.
The telegraphic reports will advise THK
NEWS that the House of Representatives passed
to-day the bill to amend the enforcement act,
which, as an attack upon the sovereign riglitB of
States, ls move flagrant than any that has yet
received Congressional sanction. Thi-j bill places
the State powers entirely in the hands
of the Federal Government, and a con?
stable holding authority of appointment by
the United States contd, under Its shield, ar?
rest a Governor. That it ls in no particular con?
sistent with- the constitution, has been demon?
strated by some of the highest legal authorities in
Congress. The debate to day was characterized
by more earnestness on thc part of the Conserva?
tive party in the House; more appealing agalust
the warfare against State governments than has
dignified discussion fur months. The West, where
rebuke has met the encroachments of the domi?
nant porty with such telling rorce, spoke in t he
fullness of power through accomplished represen?
tatives, agalust the proposed iniquities of the
As predicted In this correspondence, the Presi?
dent has refused either to sign or veto the bill to
repeal the test oath, lt ls a law, however, and of
roil effect. No other amne3?y lilli can be passed
this session. The spirit of the dominant party
13 averse to further justice, knowing such would
not receive the endorsement of the Administra?
The new negro representative elect from South
Carolina has made his appearance ar thecapi'a),
but does not seem to be'received with part?cula
ardor. The truth i9, in congress, the negro is
"plaved oat." No member of the race- has
created a sensation, excepting Mr. Revels, and he
took ground on i he social equality do;ma directly
in opposition to teachings of the party which
claims his allegiance.
Secretary Bontwell has gained his victory over
the President and Commissioner Pleasanton in
the advocacy or the income tax continuance, and
will not resign. At present that officer ls p rfect
ing arrangements for piactng the new ave per
cent. loan on the market, and congratulating him?
self upon the enthusiast:c responses to his labors.
Great interest centres In busluess and b inking*
communities as to who will represent the govern?
ment hs Its leading financial agent to negotiate
the loan In Europe. Hugh Mcculloch, late secre?
tar v of the treasury, is prominently mentioned in
this connection; aB is also Judge Richardson, of
Massachusetts, wno still holds a commission as
a-slstant secretary of the treasury, tbongh he
has not performed tts duties Muce last summer.
Mr. Mcculloch ls at present the financial agent of
Jay Cooke A Co., In Europe, and opened a ?'ranch
house or that firm In London, on the 1st or Janu?
The criminal court-room.of this district, during
the prevalence of the Bowen trial, has been filled
with a curions and interested crowd, and the
queer professions of the witnesses and principals
?rave it a prominence that wonld have exceeded
that of a mete Congressman on trial for bigamy.
The case was given to the jury at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, and, up to 8 o'clock this evening, no
verdict had been rendered, and speculations are
being made that they will not agree. The Judge,
in hlB charge, stated that the simple question to
be determined was, whether Bowen married
Parke, and that the present position of the de?
fendant should not be taken Into consideration.
With reference to the man Wilkinson, who swore
he personated Bowen and married Parke but
against whom Parke has made affidavit of perjury,
the Judge Bald : "The law wa9, that the oath of a
man who had convicted himself of perjury could
be taken for what lt ls won h."
Senator Blair's malden effort in the Senate to?
day, in answer to Morton's denunciation of the
Indiana Legislature for its withdrawal of the
State's ratthcation of The Fifteenth amendment,
was a vigorous expose" of Radical tactics and
treachery to principle. The well-known boldness
and frankness of General Blair in the expression
of hts political sentiments misled several or the
Radical senators into the belief that that gentle?
man wonld furnish political capital far their con?
sumption by an extreme posit: m. On the con?
trary, the new senator declared that be regarded
the Fifteenth amendment as a part or the funda?
mental law of the land,-and as such would tespect
it. As to the reconstruction acts, however, he as?
sen ed his firm belief in their unconstitutionality,
and that if called upon In an official capacity to
forward th- lr execution, he would not hesitate to
follow his own convictions or right, no matter
what the consequences might be to himself. He
argued that the passage of the Fifteenth amend?
ment was in flagrant violation of theBepu oilcan
national platform, which left suffrage in the
I States, and in defiance of an emphatic popular
remuliatlon of negro suffrage in the northern
Slates. He held that military intervention a?he
polls in tlic North was a natural concomitant of
unlimited military sway in the South, and that ?
party necessity was the only plea or attempted
justification In either case. ELS. RIDGE.
THE GREAT NATIONAL SPEEE?
How the Coming "CurnlVal" at Wash?
ington Originated-A Novel Celebra?
Washington heretofore has had the reputa?
tion of being a slow city. Recently it has begun -
to cherish aspirations for another if not a better
notoriety. Certainly the past two - or three-years*
have developed more enterprise and 'public spirit
than thc previous half century. The Western
agitation for a removal of the capital doubtless
had much to do with this, by awakenlnc: in the
citizens of the District a sense of the necessity or
helping to make the cPy such a place as the na-.
Hon may be proud of. One of the present desires
of the people ls to make the whole nation ac?
quainted with its capital, and^they have been,
busy devising schemes to raakeMt a favorite pop.
ular resort. Out of this desire has sprung the
scheme known as the '-Carnival," concerning
which a correspondent tells us: '..
The fact is now unquestionable that a large pro?
portion of the wealthy and wide-awake jutlzeus
are contributing and laboring with zeal and libe-'
rallty for Its success with the design of making lt
an annual fest.val which shall attract to the city
throngs from all sections of the country. Some
Idea of the nature of the proposed carnival: may
be derived from the following sketch or-what is
proposed to be done during the two days: On
Monday the affair will begin by a military parade,
in which several companies of the vicinity will
have a par;, and perhaps crack regiments from
New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The line
will be reviewed by the Prealoent-and General
herman. This Will be followed by a Civic proc?s?,
sion, In which the trade unions, Oremen^elubs and
asaoclatlons of various kinds will participate. Theo
there will be races of trotting and running horses
on the wide, smooth-paved avenue,Ind a-trlai of
speed of goats, driven by boys, for.ail:which there
are valuable premiums offered, and afterwards a
tournament of the amt hern pattern.. In the eve?
ning the avenue will be illuminated by public and
private means throughout its wuole length,'and ,
by powena) electric lights in, the dobie of the
capitol and the south front of the Treasury, At
the Corcoran Art Gallery there will h?; a grand
bail, Intended to be as select and-spiendld as any
Inauguration ball, and several banquets to Invited
fmeats. Including one to journalists, and another!
o members of other city governments. - On Tues?
day there will be more horse-racing, foot-racing,
wheelbarrow and sack races, and other sports,
but the chief feature of the day .ls to be the great.
masquerade procession and parade of fanciful
characters and conceits, whlch/it ls confidently
anticipated, will surpass anything of the kind
ever seen in the country. Toe^-commlttee of ar.
rangements now exp cs the precession to num?
ber moro than 3000 markers. At ' nign t there will
be another grand civic ball, and three or four
masquerade balls In different public halls. The
Germans In this city and elsewn<rfrare taking an
active interest in forwarding thfcpreparatlons for
the peculiar features of this day's amusement!
Pennsylvania avenue, from morning till mid?
night, will be entirely under the' control of the
committee, and street cars and* Vehicles will be
vigorously kept off, except at such times as the
committee shall designate; andyopportuulty will
be given ror the display of equipages and ama?
teur equestrianism. What will j oe done with the
immense throng of visitors, Isa question to which
attention has been given, and lt;-ir. claimed that
visitors will, through the efficient organization,
be better provided for than on-the occasion of
any previous rush to Washingtub. The above
does not ettnmerate all the projects of Interest
undertaken, but affords some ld?aot the charac?
ter and-scope of the preparations macing, and,
indeed, now well advanced, for the. approaching
season of gayety. lt seems as if the experiment
is earnestly to be made, whether- the American
people can be Induced to engage in the rollicking
style of amusement common on the European
NOTES OE THE WAR.
Extraordinary marching of thc Ger?
The London Times' correspondent,' with
Prince Frederick Charles, writes :
Not only In the grand operations, but even in
such details as riding and carrying messages and
endurance of fatigue, the Prussians are accustom
ed to do hard work well and cheerfully. The
Ninth Corps made a march last month, which ls
certainly one of the greatest, If not the greatest,
achievement of the kind In history. It has beeu
reiterated from so many quarters that lt would
be absurd not to believe lt. During twenty-four
hours of the 16th aud nth of December this corps
marched twelve Prussian miles, or about flfiy-four
English. Twenty-five miles a day for a whole
corp*-infantry, cavalry and artillery-have been
frequently marched, and there ls not thc slightest
sign of wearing out in thc army. I repeat, that
men and horses are in first-rate condition. They
are so well fed that they would be positively fat
but for the daily exercise. No doubt many weak
ones have been killed off, but that doo-i not alter
the fact that there exists a German army which
eau undergo all these fatigues and remain
stronger than ever; that lt la In thc highest possi?
ble state of discipline, and ls lcd by men of good
family, yet not genernlly rich enough to make
any other career than that of arms.
The Weakness of the New French
The London Times' correspondent with the
Duke-of Mecklenburg's army, after describing a
passage of its march, continues:
Tne position in the hands of a few resolute men
would have been almost Impregnable; the thick
underwood was traversed by deep narrow lanea,
affording admirable cover for men, while steep
banks aud deep ditches gave every facility for
concealment and surprise. Since I have been
campaigning with the German armies I have not
seen any more conclusive evidence of the .utter
incapacity of the French levies for partisan war?
fare, or, Indeed, any other kind of warfare, than
this scene presented; that an Inferior force
should have driven them out or the woods as If
they had been sheep, and should now be able
to advance with impunity along the narrow
laticB which afford the only means of
traversing the difficult country, has struck
their euemles with astonishment. There can be
no doubt that had these foreats bien filled willi
red Indians or New Zealanders the German loss
would have been uni cn heavier, lt is painful to
wiltethus of a people whose bravery hus become
a proverb In Europe, and who have made the pur?
suit or military glory their successful occupation;
but there can be no advantage, cither ta them or
to those whose fortunes are in any way conuect
ed with them, to perpetuate a delusion which bas
alreadv been so fruitful in disaster. Whatever
may be said of the Imperial armies, or those first
Republican troops, who, at tne outset, insnired
manv with hope, these two days' unhung has
made it plain to us that the last raw levies are
uttei ly contemptible from a military point of
view, and are far Inferior to anything proresstng
to oe an orguulzed army with which the Germans
have yet come Into collision. ,
Paris Und ?ri Fire-Fearful Scenes in the
The special correspondent of the London Daily
News In Paris, In a letter or theStb, says:
The bombardment still goes on, but with an ef?
fect, moral and physical, so small that ahy de?
scription of it would souud almost like bravado.
That there have been deaths, and that there has
been destruction, it is impossible to deny; and
death and destruction are always terrible to wit?
ness. But for the object which the Prussians
bave in view, the prodigious cannonade with
which Paris has been visited might as well have
been a salvo or champagne bottles. The only
practical result or the bombardment which I can
dnd is one jest the more for the little boys of
Paris. When they see a mau or a woman panic
ularly well dressed-say a man glorious in furs
that argue an extraordinary care of his person
they try out "flat, flat l a shell, a shell, a plat
ventre 1 Down on your faces." ? The man. gorge?
ous iu fur, falls flat on the ground-perhaps in
the gutter-and the Parisian urckln rejoices
with exceeding great Joy. The Prussian shells
have burst upon the gardens of the Luxembourg,
upon the Invalides, upon the Observatory, upon
the boulevard and street which take thelr*name
rrom the hottest or ail bot place8-the Boulevard
d'Enfer. But most or aU they seem to converge
upon the Pantheon, for it appears that the Prus?
sians have an Idea that here is a powder maga?
zine. There ls not a gram of powder In the Pan?
theon-only, hundreds of women aud scores of -
men praying to Sainte Genevieve lo save Paris
though the blessed virgin ot Nanterre seems to
bear them not. This quarter of the town begins to
be deserted, tor lt is dangerons. A cantoniere ls
iii her bed, Bound asleep, and dreaming doubtless !
or her gallant regiment; a shell ki lia her in her '
sleep. A dozen people are drinking at a cabaret;
a shell comes to scatter them. A mother lg Bitting
at her table with her two daughters; a shell
smashcB Into the room, but does them no harm,
in ? house hard by lt bursts on two babies in their
cradles; the mother rushes In terror-stricken, and
swoons with joy to find that her babes arc un?
hurt. In one ot the houses some soldiers are
cooking their duiner, a shell comes tumbling Into ,
the pot, aud the dinner ls dis-?pated, but the sol?
diers are untouched. In another house a celebra?
ted painter ls working at his easel; a shell plun?
ges into his study, destroys his pictures, but does
him no bodily harm. A cab Jogs along the streets j
in the lazy fashion peculiar to French cabs. It1
contains two ladies, and If the coachman
been a little more active lt need not nowl
corded that one was killed and the other
frightened. Frightened ! People maj we
frightened ?t'such personal experience; bnt I
nevertheless, ls comparatively indifferent, an
psychological moment is nut come, nor is
hand. So much lire has been destroyed tl
few lives more or less can make no great d
ence; and so mrfch property-valuable' pro]
-has suffered destruction around Paris that ;
waste and destruction eau produce little et
.We have become seasoned to suffering-6
ened. -. ? .
TUE G ES ERAT, ASSEMBLY.
Acts and Joint. Resolutions, *Sesi
[0 P P I 0 I A L .]
Ax ACT to incorporate the Nashville Indej
dent. Blues Charitable Association o? the
? Of Charleston. S. C.
SECTION* 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
.Bouse of Representatives of the State of Sc
Carolina, now met and sitting in General
sembly, and by the authority of the same:
That T. S. Lazarus? F. ?". Raines', J: S. G<
smith, T. J. Ford, and others, who now i
or hereafter may be, members and officer
the Nashville independent Blues Charlu
Association, and their successors, officers i
members be, and they are hereby, declare?
be a body politic and corporate, under
flame and a ty le ot the '?N ashville Independ
Blues Charitslra Association," and the s
corporation shall, by its corporate name,"i
and be sued, rmpiead'and be impleaded* in
courts of this State, and shall be able and <
powered, by law to purchase, have, hold, en
and posees?any goods, chattels, 'Undante
me/rte or real estate of what-kind .or nab
soever; and the same, or "any part thereof,
sell, allen, or convey at their will aid pleasu
Provided, however, That th? property so to
beld shall not exceed,?he value ol five th<
eand ? dollars; and the aald corporation sb
'lave power'to make a'common seal," w
power to change and aloer the same as of!
as they shall deem necessary. V
; Bsc.-Z,-And be it Jurtlier enacted, That X
act suai!1 be deemed a pu bli c. act, - and sh
t:??tih%<f fa force' for 'the term" of fottrte
years.-' ** '..? ;' - :-VA\:: .'.''.'
Approved February llvlo7L. . * '
'AN ACT to regulate the right to traverse.
Be it resolved, by the Senate and House
Representatives of the State of South Carolin
now. met and sitting in General Assembly, ai
by the authority of the same : . '
That a traverse of an Indictment ehali nt
In any court .of criminal Jurisdiction in tl
State, of itself, operate ito continue the .case.
Approved January ll, "1871. '
AN ACT to incorporate the South 'Carolli
.Saving .and Building Association, No. 2. ?
: SECTION J. Be it enacted by the; Senate, ai
House of Representatives of the State of Sou
Carolina, now met and/sitting in. General A
sembly, and by the authority ol' ther same: 5
That C. D. Brahe, C Plenge, J. Steiner, 3
Issertel, Henry E. "Eckel, M^sraeV A.;TlefB
nial, E. P. Benedict, Phillp Meltzler, Joli
Rugheimer/A. W. Eckel, Charles liltscbgi, i
Niemann, Edward Pills, L. Klein, A. Litschg
John M. Martin, J. H.' Toilers, Charil
Roessler, F. Helntz and C.- 0. Michaeli
together with such other persons who now ar
or hereafter jnay be, associated . with theo
De, and they mn hereby Inoorponstod ami ti
elated a body politic and corporate, under tl:
name and style of the South Carolina Savin
and Building Association, No. 2, for tb
purpose of buying and selling real and person)
estate, and making loans of money, secure
by mortgages of real and personal property.
SEC. 2. That the capital stock of the sai
corporation shall consist ol thirty shares, to b
paid In by successive weekly Instalments c
two dollars on each share, BO long as the coi
poration shall continue, or by such other cot
tribut ions as shall be assessed and required b
an unanimous vote of all the shareholders, th
said shares to be held, transferred, assigne
and pledged, and also to be liable to b
forfeited to the corporation, and the holder
thereof to be subject to such Unes and iorfel
tures for violation of the constitution, rule
and by-laws, and for default of payment ol th
said contribution, as may be prescribed by thi
constitution, rules and by-laws of the said cor
poration, and, moreover, the said shares to b<
disposed of at the death, resignation or re
moval from the State of any shareholder, in
such manner as may be prescribed by the sale
constitution, rules anti by-laws.
SEC. 3. That the said corporation shall hav<
such number and succession of officers ant
members as shall be ordained and chosen ac?
cording to the constitution, rules and by-law!
made, or to be made, by the said corporation
tor its government, and shall have power ant
authority to make any such constitution, rulei
or by-laws as are not repugnant to the consti?
tution and laws of the land; shall have and
keep a common seal, and alter the same al
will, shall sue and be sued, plead and be im?
pieaded, in any court of law or equity In this
State, and shall have and enjoy all and everv
right and privilege Incident and belonging tc
SEC. 4. That the funds ol the said corpora?
tion may be invested in such property, real oi
personal, and securities, public or private,
and loaned to shareholders and members. or
other persons or corporations on Buch securi?
ties, in Buch mode, on Buch terms, under such
conditions, and subject to such regulations, as
msy be, from time to time, prescribed by the
constitution, rules and by-laws of the said cor?
poration; and that it shall and may be lawful
lor the said corporation to take and hold such
lands, tenements and hereditaments and
personal property, bonds, stocks, public and
private, and choses in action, as they shall ac?
quire by purchase, devise, bequests, gifts,
assignments or otherwise, and to take and
hold such lands, tenements, hereditaments
and personal property, and such other stocks
and bonds, public or private, or choses In
action, as shall be mortgaged, conveyed, as?
signed or pledged to it by way. of security
upon its loans or advances or purchase at sales
thereof, and to sell, alien, transfer or other?
wise dispose of the same, from time to time,
as the said corporation may deem expedient
BBC. 6. Th at immediately alter the expiration
of ten years from the present time, the assets
ol the corporation shall be fairly and justly
divided among the stockholders and members
thereof, and upon thia distribution and di?
vision, then this corporation shall cease and
SEC. 6. That this act shall be taken and
deemed a public act, and that the same may
be given In evidence without being specially
Approved February ll, 1871.
AN ACT to recharter Moore's Ferry, under the
name of Dinkins's Ferry, over the Catawba
SECTION 1. Be ii enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of
South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene
ral. Assembly, and by toe authority of lb?
same: $ '
That tb? ferry over the Catawba River,
known as Moore's Ferry? be, and the same ls
hereby, rech ?rte red lin der the name of Pio
kirfs's Ferry, and vested }n L. If. Dlnklne, and
his legal representatives, for the tem of four?
teen years from the passage of this act, with
the same privileges, rights, franchises and
emoluments as are at present secured by law
Provulei, however, that children geing to and
returning JTOJH school, and others going to
and returning from*church pr from elections,
shall be passed free over said ferry. '
Approved February IL,1871.
AN ACT to repeal so much of act of 1839 asJ
prohibits the clerks of the courts of the '
State from acting as attorneys or solicitors'
. in the courts of the State.
SECTION I. Be ?.enacted by the Senate and
House ot Be pre se ni ali ves of the State of
South Carolina, now met and sitting In Gen?
eral Assembly, and by the authority ol-tue
That so much ol the'act of 1839 as prohibits
the clarks ol the various-courts of the State
from acting tte attorneys and solicitors In the
courts of th? State be,- and the same is hereby,
Sse. li- That from and after the passage of
this act, the clerks ot the different courts of
this State shall have the privilege of acting as
attorneys and solkltors In all the courts ol the
S tafe,-except ia the courts of their respective
counties: Provided, auch clerk.ehaJ,l have com?
plied witBTihe requirements of an act to re gu- j
late the adm! salon pf persons te practice da at- j
torn ey?, solicitors* and counsellors In the
courts ot th if State, approved the 23d day of j
September, A, D. 1868.
. Approved February 11,1671.
AN ACT to'amend an act entitled;'-An act to
esiablLshaState orphan asylum.*. - ?*.
SECTION L Be it'enacted Hy the Senate and?
House of Represen lat? ves of. the State of South
Carolina, now met, and sitting In .General Aa-1
saintly, and by the authority of the same :
. That section G of the act to establlsh-a. State
orphan asylum! passed Jan nary 1^, 1"8 68*. be so
;amepdGd afftoglye tQ.the-trqstees tnereof Ute .
power to ' binti? out; orphan ; 'children' resident -
therein: Provided, That said trustees shall,
make it, In all cases, a condition that said chit- -
dren ?hall receive a good common school edu?
cation,'and'that said trustees ?nail exercise a
supervisory control over each children during
the continuance of their apprentices hip. *
Approved February li, 1871. ?
AN ACT to regulate the appointment, jurisdlo j
tlon and duties of'notaries public.
". SECTION L Be it enacted by the Senate in?j
House of" Representatives of the State ol South'.)
Carolina, now met .and sitting in Geperal .As- j
sembly, and-by:?ie aulpf>-l ty of the.same :
. '. That the Go ve root- be authorized to appoint
as many notaries pu bile throughout. the State''
is the public'good- -shalL require, to hold their
offices dining the pleasure .of the Governor !
for the time being, whose Jurisdiction shall ex?
tend throughout the State.
SEC. 2. That every notary public shall take
the oath of office prescribed by the constltu-1
tien, a certificate of which oath shall be re- !
. corded in the office of tho secretary ol State.
. SKC 3. That eyery notary public shall have .
a seal of office, which enan oe arri xe o TO his ?
instrumenta ol publication, and to his protes?
tations; but the absence ol such seal shall not
render his acts invalid, provided his ofliciul
title be affixed.
SKC 4. That notaries public shall have
power to administer oaths, take depositions
and affidavits, protest for non-payment bonds,
notes, drafts and bills of exebange, take ac?
knowledgments and proofs o? deeds, and other ?
instrumente required by law to be acknowl?
edged, and take renunciations ol dower and |
Approved February ll, 1871.
AN ACT ceding the Jurisdiction of the State of
South Carolina to the United States .of
America, over such lands as may be ac?
quired for public purposes by the sold United
States of America.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting In General As?
sembly, and by the autbority of the same:
That the jurisdiction of the State of South |
Carolinais hereby ceded to the United States J
ol America, over BO much land as shall be nec?
essary for the public purposes of the United
States: Provided, That the jurisdiction here
by ceded shall not vest until the United States
ol Amer lea shall have acquired the title to the
lands by grant or deed from the owner or
owners thereof, and the evidences thereof
shall have been recorded in the office where,
by law, the title to such land is recorded, and
the United States of America are to retain
such jurisdiction so long as such laids
shall be used for. the purposes in this
act mentioned, and no longer ; and
such jurisdiction is granted upon the express
condition that the Slate of South Carolina shall
retain a concurrent Jurisdiction with the
United States In and over the said lands, so
far as that civil process, In all cases not af?
fecting the real or personal property of the !
United States, and such criminal or other pro?
cess as shall issue under the authority of the
Stare of South Carolina against?any person or
persons charged with crimes or misdemeanors
committed within or without the limits of tbe
said lands, may be executed therein, in the
same way and manner as If no jurisdiction bad
been hereby ceded.
SKC. 2. That all the lands and tenements
which may be granted, as aJoreaald, to the
United States, shall be and continue, so long I
as the same shall be used for the purposes in 1
this act mentioned, exonerated and dis?
charged irom all Laxes, assessments and other
charges which maj be Imposed under the |
authority of the State of South Carolina.
Approved February ll, 1871.
STIR SHIRTS lil COLLARS
IN THE CITY
ARE TO BE FOCND AT
STIR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
MEETING STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET.
Prices G-reatlv Reduced.
BTAB SHIRTS -MADE TO ORDER AT SHORT
NOTICE, AND A
PERFECT FIT GUARAOTErED.
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. .* Mi .?r...
TO REDUCE STOCKji WE Ol
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BALANCE OP 00? . >
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. ?s'.Wi ; ? fe . ?jp.., . . J-i
GREATLY REDT CED P&JCiiS,
NAMELY': .. , . . ^
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $88 t? f 40, to $86 ^
..;.?.<.!?. .?-I--v: --??0i4kpv
EEAVEB^OYER BACKS,"^, to $28 V"*,
-\\ . > i ;rr^ $^T*d&
BEAVER OVER SACKS, ?M Md $_Lto $?
t. ' .;* ';-."> . Jfk .? j$
BEAVER AND MELTON '?E? 8A0TLS, Wjj*t_
BEAVER ANO MELTON OVBRSAOK?, flSttty
? . '/?**? .. Ci i.* '. .'*
. '$22, to tl? . , . i . %
BEAVER ABD KELTON OVER SACKS, $1433d
$M,to.$n ifu* T -
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UNION BEAVER'O^R"SA'CKS, 410, to j,7 % Jgg
BEAVER? K?NG WJLUAMV?28, to $20'
f^ J:: j? . i-^?? .- _.?'.;
BEAVER, RWW____, $20, to|?*>* .:';-.^<4i:
. . ..' . *- V. ...'?'.W%JV:*
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CHINCBl^D.E..SACR^$2raty?}?" ' ^
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CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $16, to $12
.' . .^.iWO"?.^"^'
CHINCHILLA D. Br SAOK8,4l2, to $M ^ ^
' .. " & -". ^I^?1'
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $10, te $?.; ??PL?
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?yVlL LINE OF GO OD?, r
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F QR MEM'll AIL
J. H. LAWTON & GO.,
- ACADEMY OF MUSIC BUTLDL\6f. ^ .
SUPERPHOSPHATE OF LIME,
PDT UP IN BAGS OF 150 POUNDS EACH.
PRICE PER TON OP 20C0 POUNDS:
CASH, $67 60; APPROVED ACCEPTANCE,
PAYABLE 16TH NOVEMBER, $62 60. .
FOR SALE BY
COHEN, HANCKEL, A
No. 46 EAST BAY.
For sale a lot of A No. 1 c&lnch? Island GUANO,
In store and. to arrive. LOUIS MC LAIN,
jan!_ No. 81 Broad street
: o tons No. 1 PERUVIAN (Chincha) GUANO,
warranted pore. . -
1600 bbls. Land Plaster, ground from the best
Nova Scotia Rock, and warranted pure.
100 tons Pure Dissolvedjand Ground Bone.
lao tons whitlock's Vegetator. The Vegetate?
has been successfuUy used, and bears a
very hlKh reputation. . lt ls second to ho
other Fertilizer, except Peruvian Guano,
ottered In this maxltet.
100 tons "Ralston's" Dissolved Bone and Ammo?
loo bbls. Eastern Island Fish Guano, at'$86 per
ton of 2000 pounds.
For sale by T. J. KERR A OO.
ATLANTIC PHOSPHATE COMPANY '
OF CHARLESTON, S. C.
P. J. PORCHER, F. J. PELZER,
DIRECTORS.-W. LEBBY, W. P. HALL, L. D. Ht
SAUSSURE, B. G. P1NCKNEY.
The'ATLANTIC PHOSPHATES are now bede
mannlactured at their works on Ashley River,
nnder the direction of an experienced and practi?
The Company intend this to be a flrst-clasa ter
tuizer, and one which can be recommended to
The Company are also prepared to manufacture
ACID PHOSPHATE for composting with
This preparation ls highly recommended
chemists, as with lt Plantera are enabled to m
their own fertilisers.
The ATLANTIC PHOSPHATE la sold at 1ft par
ton, cash, or $60 On time, with Interest at the rate
ot one per cent, per month.
The ACID PHOSPHATE rta SOM at $36 per ton. '
cash, or $40 on time, with interest at the rate Of
one per cent, per month.
PELZER, RODGERS A CO., General Agenta.
deeSMmofl Brown's Wharf, Charleston, 8.0.
LUMBER, AT WHOLESALE -AND R3
ALL DESCRIPTIONS AND QUALITY*
A foll stock of WHITE PINE, from X to 12 lache?
thick, clear and w?U seasoned.
Mahogany. Walnut, Cherry. Birch, Oak, Ash, '
Poplar Boards and Planks, Rosewood, Walnut
and Mahogany Veneers, Newels, Balusters, all
kinda or Mjtuldlags,.Sashes, Bunda, Doora, Ac
HM attention of bundera and others to eepedal
ly requested, that we are prepared to furnish tie '
above m any quantities with snob prices that
compare favorably with New York rates.
I E HALL ft co.,
Comer East Bay and Market Btrea_ ;