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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A LEGISLATIVE HURRY.
THE RASCALLY CONSOLIDATION
BILL PASSED MY THE HOUSE.
A Nice Sunday .Tlorninsi's Work-The
Last Dying Kick of the Port Royal
Swindle-Tina Hurley's Tact les-AV Kat
the Ku-KJ.ax Committee Accomplished
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Sunday, March 5.
The Greenville and Blue Ridge amalgama?
tion bill was passed ia toe House lat 2 o'clock thjs
morning by a vote of 79 to 20. The Port Royal
schemers, knowlngthat thiB was their last chance,
attempted, tn sheer desperation, to rash in their
bi;i for one million of State ard by submitting a
copy of their bill as the original.
Tim Hurley asked how that could be the prig!,
nal, when he had the original locked np In his
A lively time ensued, and Hurley finally prom?
ised to go after the original bill. He accordingly
quitted the hall, but forgot to come back. Par?
ties were sent after nlm, but were unable to Una
him. So th j bill is dead for this session at least.
The committee who were sent to Washington
to'ravoke the aid o? government troops to quell
the Ku-Kruxreturned thia afternoon, and report
that the President had promised them that he
would sen l all the troops that the Governor re?
TSE WORK <&F THE LE(iX8LATUHE~
A Spicy Ochste on the Consolidation
Juggle-What Whlttemore Thinks of
the Bill-Governor Scott's Veto-Til?
Rush of Business.
[FROM OUR OWN'CORRESPOXDEST.]
COLUMBIA, March 3.
Both houses to-day were actively engaged
in clearing their calendar, ana, thanks to the aa
usually peaceful demeanor of the "Irrepressibles,*
considerable business was done. In the Senate,
the most important feature cr the day's proceed?
ings was thc . . _
PASSAGE OK THE AMALGAMATION GILL. | \
The railroad committee report relative to the
Greenville and Columbia R'>ad came before the
Senate this ?vening, and was adopted without
much alteration. It unites the Greenville and
Columbia whh the Blue Ridge Railroad, and sives
them power to dispose or their r-onrts without anyi
interference on behalf of the-State, at any price/
they please. When called hp, Whitemore moved
to nave rheentise b:U read, ne wa* evidently in
doubt as to where in the biil the swindle lay, and
caused several amendments to he made, such as: ?
Where the word "aforesaid" appeared In connec- I
tion Tri-h bonds, he-caused the quality and date, i
of issue to be inserted. Leslie desired* that the' ]
actiojr chairman of the railroad committee i
(Swails) sh JUM explain what the bill really meant, i
BJ as the couutrv might understand what Jt was :
passed for. Swails said: I think- the Senate i
stands os t :e country, and I think the gentleman
knows full well what the bill means, for he i
explained it to me. Tue only question is. whether :
wsfwia retire ihe Hen of the State, and that ls i
the only explanation I shall five Leslie. 1 will j
Btate precisely the dlfferem-e. between tljls i ill 1
anl that which pas-ed the House. Thc hill not <
only requires ihe State to waive' Its lien OR the i
four million of Blue Ridge bonds, but also on the i
million and a halt of Greenville and Columbia I
bonds, for which the State has endorse J ita gua?- i
antee. Guarantees are always frittered away all ]
over the country, ann never in this Stat?have I
been enforced on railroad companies. It ls a i
mere nominal thing-nominal because suchilenB
are never enforced la any of the s ates. Whine- <
more thought the 3rs; sec;iou of the bill started i
out Indefinitely. Leslie. When there isijaly one I
deg why talk about oilier dogs r wmttemore. 1
I don't know anything about dons, bat I do know i
, there are a good many puppies about. [Laughter.] t
We should not thr-w awnv th>-State-credit iu i
this way. Aafar as that gewlemanta ?oaeemed, I
(Leslie.) I do i ot understand him-the other day (
he was in with me, heart and som, to retire the (
Blue Kidje bends, now he wants to give them 1
anything and'everything. There is .something c
wrong about this. 1 would be willing to give i he I
State cred.t to some company- that would t
build the nad. but, I think, there ls a 1
cat in the meal bag, and if so, let us t
sec, it ears and all. Leslie. I am not the i
champion of this bill, but I knew the-gentlemau i
lia i t ' make ihts speech or die. If he asked me <
If I have confidence In this scheme, I will answer i
him ".\o.v I never saw iWs bi 1 before, although |
I kuew of it. The whole thing unionnts to uoth- I
ing. Tue .Sta'e has already lost the bends; they i
are gone' where the "woodbine twined." Gov- i
eraor Scott wanted te sell them Ia New York, bat i
there they are practical people, and they wanted
to know "?where does your road go?" And when
the Governor told them, they said, we don't want
them. The Whole thutg ls lost anyway, and If
thev can make anything out of K, why l say let
them, ir they go off with the bonds we are no
worse orr. In conclusion, he moved to s Tike out .
the enacting clause for tue purpose of hearing ihe
matter thoroughly discussed. Noone responded:
the vote on the latter motton was taken, twenty- 1
four voting nay and seven aye. Tire bill ?a* ttun ,
passed to third reading by the following vote:
XfaS- Messrs. Allen? Arnim, Bart er, Bieman, ,
Burroughs. Becknma,-Carduzo, Clinton. Duncan, ,
Gillard, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe. Holliushead, ,
Johnston, Leslie. Maxwell, Mcintyre. Nash, ?
Owens. R'?s?. Smalls Swails, WLnabuah- 24. i
Nays-Messrs. Corbin, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, -,
Montgomery, Whit tem?te, wilson-7. ?
The following message, relative to the bill com?
pelling county treasurers to receive county checks
or orders, was received lu the Senate today:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
EXkCUTIVE DEPARTMENT, >
COLOMBIA, Marc? J, 1871.)
Gentlemen of the Senate:
I respectfully return without my signature the ?
act which originated in your body to compel ,
county treasurers to receive county checks or i
warrants in payment for county taxes and other .
purposes. Aud I do tills the more .reluctantly. ,
because I recognize ia its provisions some salutary ,
restrictions an the amount of checks or warrants
to be issued, which I haiv heretofore recommend?
ed, and irhlch I deem essential to the safety of ?
Ute funds and' the jsacurity of the cvalit of the
State. The appropriation bill directs that conaty
treasurers shall receive, tu nay mentor taxes, bills
receivable of the Stare, United States and nation- 1
a! back notes, gold and silver coln, and
coupons of cerium State bonds; and yet
without "repealing this c'ause or the appropriation
bill, the act under consideration proposes ;o com?
pel them to receive an unlimited amount of coau
ty cheeki or orders, without any provision for ,
discriminating between fraudaient and genuine,
and this while, ni some of the counties. Investi?
gations are now in progress in which certain ?
county commissioners are charged with haviug i
surreptiiiously put lu cl- culation orders to a large ?
amount, lor which the county has received noy i
.compensation or equivalent. These orders, In all ?
probability, would oe the first presented Jin pay?
ment of taxes, and the pass ige or i lils act would
be to place beyond the reach of legal investiga- ,
tlou any proceedings or acts of the county oin- ,
missioners violative or law in the issuing of
countv checks or orders. Wimont giving, any
hoads or security for the faithful perormauce or
their duties, these commissioners are au-horized
to Irfue an unlimited amount ot checks or orders
ror which the couutvis held re?oo::slb'.e. One or
the effects of rhe law would be to largely increase
the labors of the county treasurers, as lu the great
majority or the cases tho checks or orders would
not be the precise amount ca led for by the
taxes, entailing endless trouble in effoits to make
change, or. on the other hand. In doing so, ena?
bling the treasurer. In making up his accounts,
to charge the State, iu legitimate currency,
much . which he paid off in checks. Tue
depletion of currency by the efflux into the treas?
ury of this paper, which would be valueless for
the general enanty purposes such as the pay?
ment of jurors' and witnesses' fe-s, the construc?
tion of roads and bridges, ftc., would, to a great
extent, paralyze the couuty treasuries bv ab?
sorbing in their redemption a lar^e amount of
their current revenue; and this ls the more proo>
ab'.e when lt is weil undergo ?I that tn some erf
the counties there are warrants and orders al?
ready issued be> und the amount of th: assess?
ments Tor the current year.
Iregrevthat-thc necessity of withholding my
approval or this bill may work with se .-ruing
severity on those persons holding orders issued,
for legitimate, purposes, and Who are just ly en?
titled to pay mt ut, and trust that the Legislature,
ia its wisdom, may devise some inctho I by which,
while justice maj be done to the lioaest creditors
of the State, its credit may not bs i .up al red or
jeopardized Very resoectfally.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.
Oa motion, the mes-age was made the special
order for to-morrow.
ACTS SIGNED B.T THE GOVEKXOR.
The iollowing acts were approved oy the Gov?
ernor oa February 21: An act to authorize cir-,
circuit judges to hold curts in other circuiw^
thantheirown;au act to incorporate the Rock
Hill Hook and Ladder Company; au act to Incor
p rate the Champion Hook and Ladder Company
of Cheater; an act to incorporai' the Savings
Building and Loan Association nf South Carolina;
an act to renew and amend the charter of the
Town of Mount Pleasant; an act to provide for
the nrotectloo of persons, property and the public
peace; an act tocharter the Town of Hamburg; an
act to Incorporate the Town of Tlmmonsvuie; an
act to Incorporate the Mechanics' Union, No 1, of
the City of Charleston, South Carolina; an
supply the deficiency in the appropriation :
support and maintenance- of free scho<
Also on Mar?h 2i' : An act to charter th?
of Yorkville; an act to vest ia the Chai
Land Company the charter of a ferry from
lin's wharf, tn the City of Charleston, to tl
lowing points on the Wando River, to wit:
lynville, Herniev-, Point, Yenning's Landin
Daniel's Island L?ndingfcn actjto amend "
to authorize the commissioners of public
ings, for Williamsburg District, to sell certai
tions of the public wounds." passed the 32
of Ueeem. ler.-A. D.. 1SS9; an act to author!;
vasas Mayo to build a wharf In the Town of
lort: an act to re-ew and arr ;m? the chat
the Town of Bamberg, to thejstate of South
lina; joint resolution authorizing the state
urer to; reissue to John Phillips," executor o
Campbell, deceased, certain certificates of
stock: Joint resolution to provide for the pt
tion of the'declsions of the-Supreme Court, t
the years 186?, 1S69 and 1870.
LETTER FROM THE ATT0RSET-3ENZB?L.
The followingletter was received by Hon.
Ransier, president of the Senate, read, at
dei ed to be enrered on the joucnal: .
Dear Sir-I learn that tire fact that my
appears In the bUl .known as the "Sterling
lng bill." as one of the persons charged wit
execution of Its provisions, has been made t:
caslon of unfavorable criticLsm. and even di
aspersions apon me and my r fil:fal Integrity
My onida! and personal self-respect both
pel rae to request that roar honorable bo Jj
whenever the bill shall reach the Senate, at
strike my name from the bill.
Alway? ready to serre my party and thep
I will never voluntaiily accent a durr foi
honest and ialthCal discharge of which
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. IL Cn*MBEKIA:>
HEADY FOB RATIFICATION.
Thc following bills received a third rea'
and were eh rolled for ratincuiion : A bill I
new and amend the charters of certain rel:
associations heretofore granted ; a bill to at
an act emit ed "An act to Incorporate the H
stead Bntldtng, Planting and Loan Associable
South Carolina; a bill to authorize Henry c.
caster. Smith Howe and Henry A. Tow;es tc
lect wharfage and storage,' a bill te provid
teachers' institute*; nhill to incorporate QM
lumbla, Waiterboro' and Yemassee Rai;road i
pany : a bill to incorporate certain religion; I.
tutlcms: a bli! to authorize the county com
sioners of Sparenburg. Greenville; Picken?
Oconee, and the authorities of ce.-teJn-tows
those ?ountie?, to provide means to meet int?
on certain, bauds; a bill declaring the riga
way across the Savannah and Charleston I
road: a Dill authorizing and empowering Ja
C. Rundlett to establish a wharr In tfceTow
Beaufort; also, the joist resolution to anthe
the county commissioners OT Kershaw Count,
levy a special tax for the purpose of balldlli
county jail; and a joint resolution to confirm
apportionment made .by the. superlatenden
education, of the State of south Carolina, for
fiscal year ending october 3L 1809.
SENT 70 TUE HOCJE.
The following received a third reading
were sen: to the House of Represen; a>Ives: A
to establish a causeway over Big Saltkahat?
Swamps, at Walnut Point, connecting the Cc
ties of Colleton and Beaufort; a bill to amend .
act to revise, simplify and abridge the ru
practice,- pleadings and forms of the oourts tn 1
State;" a bill to anieud '-An act providing for
sssessnient aud taxation of property," pa?
15th September, 18C8, and all act* amenda",
thereto: a Mil to incorporate the W?.coatnaw ?
Lit;le River Canal Coinpauy; joint re<olutlor
extend the time for the completion of th* I*
Royal Railroad; bill to provide for the appoi
neut of a supervisor of S:atehouse and groun
[olnt resolution to provide for the publication
volumes X. Xl, XII, XIII and XIV of the statu
)f the Stare, and the tournais of the General.
?embly. spe?ial sesiion uf 1868; bill to muorper
Hie Ciailin University, and the State Agricultu
Soliere of South Caroiiua; bill to amend "An i
io revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practi
pleadings aud forms of the cu?rts of this Stat?
alli to amend "Au ac: for the better ?protecf.ou
Tue bili to amend section 22 or the Code of Pi
:edure was amended as follows, and also sen*
he Houser Seetion ls of the act mentioned
:he third section or this act is hereby amended
is to read as follows: "TheCO'irt of General S
lions at urangeburg. County of Urangeburg, <
he first Monday of January. Mu? and Ocr me
md the Court of Common Pleas at Oranzebur
n the County df Orangehurg. on the llrst Wean?
lay a^er the first Monday or January, May'ai
)ctob?r: tliat ab writs and proce ses which sai
lave been made returnable to the conns of at
if the i'ald counties. aocoHlng to :1K laws heret
ore of force.'hall be legal aud valid, to-ain
ems aud purposes, for the court* next- toi
teld in the <ald c mniies, respectively, accordli
o the provisions of this act; and all persons ;
eady summoned, or who nuy hereafter be sui
noncU to -attend' the courts of any of the sa
?oumies. as jurors or witnesses or who areno
>r hereafter shall beti'iund iii recognizance to a
pear at any or the said courts, according to tl
laws heretofore or force, shall be, and are hereb
required to attend or appear at the courts of tl
?aid counties, respectively, next to be held a
?ordlcg to the provisions of this act."
Xaah introduced a reso?niion requiring tl
governor to turn over to the superintendent1
lae penitential oertalu lands, bj the Columbi
Janal, for farming purpose, which was mail
:he spacial order for to-morrow.
. EVENING SESSION".
The-followlne bills were received from' til
House and rea I a first time : Bill to create a de1.
>f the State of t-omh Carolina, to be i:nowu .
:he stetting funded debt, the same, or tie pn
jeeds thereof, t > be exclusively used for, or l
payment of, the eawstlog putelic debt of tari Sta'.i
idli to make appropri?t J ms for the paymeut <
ihe per diem aud mileage uf tue members of Hi
(?c-nerni Assembly, and ihe subordinate officer
and other expenses ineMeatal thereto-as aho
number of others of minor ltupor;asJce.
Ona of the most Interesting features in Ul
House of Representatives was the appearance c
Judge Thomas at the brr, In compliance with th
resolution adopted yesterday. Alter the readin
t'f the petition for his removal oa conatUutlona
grounds, the speaker asked the judge if he wa
ready to show tan*e why he should not be rerm
red. His reply was fiat the time was rathe
short wherein to prepare an answer, but. nnde
the exigencies of the case, he waived ail cLdni f
time and announced his readiness to proceed
On motion of Whipper, a commute*; or five wa
appointed to" exarrone luto the .'truth contained ii
the allegations and to report tomorrow. Furthe
proceedings were the? suspended ?util report i
The Bigger claim of $12,000 -for property de
Btroytd by the Ku-Kinx la Clarendon came uj
agr:i"u to-dajr. and ciieltod a lengthy debate, j.
mutton, tolmlefluitely postpone flaalif prevailed
aud a motion te reconsider^was laid un the tabi-i
The following bills and joint resolut ions re?
ceived third reading aud titles chaude 1 to acts:
A Sena'e bill.to amend the-charter of thc Germar
Evangelical Lutherau.Church of Curr! .-s: >n; a
Senate bili io Change tuc uguie Oi the Gap Creek
and Mi Jute Sated*- Turnpike Oonrprjny> ami. to
Rtnenu and renew the charter fhereo ; aSe?.i??
bill to further amend "An act providing for the
assessment and u'xaiiuu o:' prjperiy." . 5
Alsirrtttnied to rna Spria'e wrfhHimenrTmeii'?:
A Senate joint resolution in&ktng appropriation
of forty-seven thousand dollars for the completion
of the State lunatic asylum, aud for other pur
pose>; a Senat? bili to alter and renew the char
ter of IheTdVn of Darlington; a bli! to incorporate
the Town of Florence.
. . MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
A message from the rtovernor was received an?
nouncing that he had signed and approved the
rollowiifg acts: Au act to Incorporate ihe Whip?
per Guards, of Climt Church Parish; an act to
protect the rights or parents, and to preveut the
procsringaud can-ring from me State persons
under the age of 21 years; au act to incorporate
the Salamander liook an l Ladder Company, or
Georgetown. South Carolina? an ac t t > require
the state treasurer to pay cou itv treasurers inetr
apporf16ntr\fntof the state school fand, belong?
ing to their respective counties, and for other
purposes; joint r?sout um aiKhoiiziog llr? State
librarian tv? purchase cer;a:n volumes of
State reports: joint resolution ordering '.hat
the Hon* .lames L. Orr, judge ol the
eighth Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra tom
peasatioa fur holding extra courts: joint resolu?
tion direct lug that funds known as Cauby-S.iio J1
funds, remaining in Hands of county treasurers,
be appropriated to the tree school fuud; joint
r-soiutioa to pr?vido, for the payment of mbeage
Certificates of members of the State bjard of
education of the State of South Carolina; an act
to permit? WiUiam L. Wood, to adopt Napol?on B.
Smith, to make him his lawful heir, and to change
the name of tr? said Napoleon B..Smith to that
of Napoleon B. Woo-t; an act to alter and amend
au act entitled "An act tu alter aud amend the
cltarterand extend the limits of the City of Co?
lumbia; " -j-dut resolution au ? boram*: A. B.Tay?
lor. Heury Arthur nod others tb continue, fora
term, ot two years, two ?ates erected by them
across the old Sta:e Road lu Lexington county,
at the beginning ami terminus of their planting
TUE CUARLESTON ELECTION. ;
Th? bill tu.doteriuine trie day of election of the
Mayor aud Ald".i men of the City of Charleston,
was put upon its sjcond reading. On motion of
Jervey the bill was amended by Inserting, provid
el they shall continue in ornee until the dav
fixed by the charter for the qoallflcatloa or their
successors', and also fixing the date oa which the
eleption is to take place for the first Weduesday
In August, 1S71.
CHARTERS OF DANES.
Tire bill to amend and extend the charter of the
Flamers' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina
during its second Teading had the following
amendments added: "That ail the powers herein
conferred upon the be?rd of directors of the
Planters' and Mechanics' Bank be, and the same
are hereby, conferred upon the board ofdirectors
of the bank known as the Union Bank of South
Carolina, which charter ia also hereby amended
and extended in the same manner, and that thev
shall have the same powers herein conferred."
also that the charter of th? People's Bank of
Sooth Carolina," be, and the same is hereby, re?
newed for the term of twenty-one years, from
and after the sixteenth day of December, which,
shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-three.
The following bills received a second reading -
and were engrossed : A bfll to establish tho
Charleston Charitable Association, of the State of
South Carolina, Tor the beneht of the-free school
fund; a-Senate bill to incorporate;the Union Gbld
Aiming Company of south Carolina; a bdi o ra j
corporate the South Carolina. Banking Company;
a Senate bill to authorize the formation of, and TO
incorpor?t?, the Tuealoo ?nd Chattanooga Rall,
road Company: a Senate bill to amend an act en?
titled "An act to incorporate the Enterprise Hail
road Company, ot Charleston. S. CV approved
1& March. 1870; a Senate bill to charter the South
Carolina Phos; hate and Phosphatlc River Mining
Company, in the State of South Carolina; a Senate
joint r?solution directing part or a certain tax sos
be devoted to the erection or a courthouse and'
jail at Manning; a Senate bfll to provide tor the
government of the South Carolina Institution ror
the education of the deaf and* dumb and the
blind; a Senate bill to regulate the call of-the -
docket of the Supreme Court; a bil) to charter tah
ClieraWj Lancaster, Union and Greenvale Railroad
Companr ; a bill to declare thc rights of commdh
carriers; a bill io provide ' he m Tn-?er for obtain,
lng the right of way where lands are surrounded
by other lands. ,'
EVEKING SESSION1-SLAUGHTER OF BILLS.
The House, after being called'to order, resumed
Its labors on the calendar, and struck the euact
?DC and resolving clauses ont of tho following
bills : A bili to empower the count v commission?
ers of Newberry County to establish ami build a
schoolhouse in the Town or Mavbinton, lu said
county; a bill to regulate all contracts for farra/,
labor in this state; a bill to redeem certain obliga- "
Mons named therein; a lull to enforce the collec- '
tlon of the poll tax; a bill to alter and amend au
act entitled "An act to provide for theappoint
ir.eut of trial justices;" s bliL to purchase ami
maintain a school-ship lu the harbor of Charles?
ton; joint resolution authorizing i'lacidi*Adams
to take au appeal to tue supreme Court of the
State, without executing an undertaking Pur costs
and damages; a bill to incorporate the Coosa
whatclue Railroad Company; a bill t> authorize
the school trustees of lidlsto Island to build a
school houseirt Wi lg uterine; a bill to make ap?
peal ion for thc deiicieucy m the school fund; a
bill to exempt King's Mountain Military behool,
iu thc Town of Yorkvllle, of which A. Coward is
principal, irom the opernt on of Hie provisions "f
section ii or au act entitled "An net to organize
and govern the militia or the.State of South Caro
Una,"' approved M-trch IC, lbtO; a bill- for the'bet?
ter security o? life ami property against acoden t*
from tue oseof steam boiler?; a bill to exempt
minister*, physicians ami ?ttornoys from the .pro?
visions of an act entitled "Au act to provide Jer.
thc construction and keepingin repair of public'
highways and r ail-;" a nil! to amend au act en* -
titled "An net io establish and maintain a system
ol free common sclioois ror thc state of South
Carolina;" a bill to provide for the compulsory
intendance at school of-chlklren between the ages
Of six mid sixteen years; a bil! ;o require the
commissioners of Darlington County to erect an
almshouse, and provide a physician lor .the poor;
i.biii to prohiba the wilful and malicious carrying
9f deadly weapons; a bill to umeud an aot en?
titled -An ac', ludetlue the criminal jurisdiction
?r trial Justices," approved Marchi. 1870; a bili
to coufer upon trill justices, or justices of the
peace, ali the civil jurisdiction, except so much
is, by subsequent acts, have i e;-ji repealed, here?
tofore conferred upou magistrates; a bill lo?
hnend an ct entitled "Aa an acf io define the
criminal jurisdiction of trial Justices," approved
March 1.1573; a bill to amena sect ion 27*9 of an
act entitled "An act to revise, slropll/v and
abridge the ru'e. practice, pleadings and forms
af courts In this State;" a bill to provide for the
appointment of trial justices, the orgaiization of
their courts and the jurisdiction or the same;
i bill to impose upon clerks or courts certain
laties heretofore perrormed by commis
missioners in equity; a Senate bill to amend
rn-act eutulel "Au act to provide for the
appointment of trial justices;" a bill to abolish
che right of dower; a j JIU t resolution authorizing
rhe-attorney-general to appoint a committee to
nvestlgato outrages perpetrated in various couu-'
rips; a bill to vest 1 J inc president or the Senate
me speaker or the House or Representatives
pov;er to call extra sessions Of thc General As
leuiblyj a bul to provide for the paying for im
?rovemer.ts made on the property of other per-'
loni; a Senate DUI to enlarge ana nenne me pow
?rs or the Char.'eston City board or school eom
inlssloucrs, and to allow said board to ?evy a tax
r >r the support of tree schools in the City or
Charleston; a joint resolution authorizing "thc
president of Hie Senate and speaker or the il >use
i>r It presentatives to call ?a special session or thc
Legislature; a Senae bill to reg?late the granting
of wrns of habeas?; rms In certain cases.
ihefollowlng were laid on Hie table: Resolu?
tion that hts Excellency the Governor bo request
eil to comrauuicate with tim Presideut of tue
United Suites, aud request snuTcivnf number of
military om-ers to din; militia or the Staie;n
Senate joint resolution authorizing the county
commissioners or Spartanburg County to levy a
special tax; a bill to incorporate the Saving,
Buildingun I Loan Association ol ?south Carolina;
resolution ror the appointment of mall carrier for
HiS House of Representatives; a hill to incorpo?
rate tue Werklugtneu's Mutual lleneflt Life As
sutaucc Association of ?outn Carolina: a bill to
auihor.zc the county commlsslosers of Lancaster
County to levy a special or additional tax.
A bill to protect thc interests of the Stute
wherever payment or interest now due remains
unpaid on bouds issued by any railroad company,
and whereon the guaran ee or the State ls en?
dorsed: a bill to iacorpo ate the Continental Tele?
TUE BILL CHE ATINO A STERLING FUNDED DEBT
was then taken up for final passage. Singleton
called the proMous question, and Frost rose to?a
point of order, stating that the bil! hiving passed
sec'ind reading after midnight of March second,
ould not bs read a third time on the third, or lu
other words on the same dav. Tue chair ruled
the point, not wed taken. Frost appealed from
the decision of the chair, which, ou u can or tho
iocs and nays,, was sustained. On the question
of pas-jjig i he bill and order ng Iv rent to the Sen?
ate, st; voted aye and 24 uay. The following pro?
test was entered on tue journal: We. the under
signed, vote ..no'' upon "A bill to create a debt of
the S'ate of Sooth. Carolina, to be known as the
Sterling Funded Debt," 4c, ?cc., for the following
. We think the measure a good one, and, if prop?
erly managed and directed, might be prodnctlve
of good and suosiiiMtial resu.te; lint, bellevinjr
that a maj ri ty of tiloso composing the -Finan?
cial Coard" are without that i!n<an'j:Alknowledge
aiid experience which ls so eminently required to
successfully carry out such grave an l important
measures as the otic ni qu -stion; amt further, -be?
lieving ilia-, such safeguards as wtll pr..pjrly and
eincientiy pro'ecr the inter. Bis of the State have
been neglected* we are cojutcamei to vote us
Signed: P. n. Frost, Benj. A. Bose mon, Charles
S. Kuli. Josenh ?. Boston, C. J. Auded, Fortune
Giles, W. R. Jervoy, M. Goggins.
TUE DOIXQS OX SATURDAY. *
COLOMBIA, March 4.
The General Assembly adjourned about 12
o'^'^k to-day to attend the hor-'O-race, an! the
buslue-s ia co.isequenc?.was very light. lu the
* EES iTB
the committee of conference, who have had
under consideration the disagreements relative
to the bill to make appropriations an ! raise Blip*
plies for the* enduing Uscal year, reported that all
the important amendments adopted by Hie Sen?
ate had been agreed to by the House, and the blil
therefore was enrolled for ratlllcatlon.
Thc joint resolution authorizing ibo State audi?
tor and county commissioners to levy au addi?
tional tax of ten mills ou the dollar-seven for the
State and three for the counties-for ?he ensuing
Uscal year, was passed, in the House, aud also re
ce:v. d its secpnd reading in the Senate.
THE GREENVILLE AND BLUE 'RIDGE AMALGAMA?
was passed through its- third reuling without
much debate and sent to the House or Representa?
tives. There ls not the slightest doubt that it wilt
a S'I pass there, although some oppo-itiou from
tne lew really honest men is expects I.
FROM TUE UO?SE.
The Hou=c bid to incorporate the Charleston
Charitable Associai ion. audsnotuer loextend and
arnaud Hie charter or the Plan ers' and Mechanics'
Bank, or South Carolina, received a lirst reading.
JUDGE THOMAS'S CASE.
Corbiu. Irom the committee appointed to ex?
amine iuto thc truth ol' the statement contained
lu the petition lor the removal or tue judge "that
he did not reside within lils judicial circuit," re?
ported rhat they had perf Tined the dnty assigned
them ami round the allegation to be true. A letter
was received from the judge stating that severe
Indisposition prevented him from complying with
the Senate's summons to appear before them to?
day. No further action was therefore taken.
After roll-call In the S?cate, the bill to deter?
mine the day of election for Mayor aud Aldermen
of the City o? Charleston was taken up, and with
slight opposition, passed through a second read?
ing by sections.
TUB BILL CREATING A STERLING FUNDED DEBT
was thea taken up. Leslie supported the meas
ure willi a forcible argument, arni wai replied to
by Wliktemore, who declared it did not lighten
the burden or trie people to create auch a debt, lt
only Increased lt. Leslie foHowefl with a most
sarcastic response, declaring that he (Whitte
more) knew no mire about finances than a bull?
frog on a log. and that he coul i not manage his
own affairs, let alone otherB. He wanted him to
understand that the whole press or the state
was for lt, and Colonel Lat.ners. one of the most
able financiers, was in favor-of U. Wlilttemore: "I
think you have been lathered.'.' Lesli*: "Do
you want to be lathered ?" (Sensation.) He held
that Whittemore was the greatest man for bills
and resolutions In the State, and the best man
and most pleasant If you adopt them, but only
cross him one hair's breadth, and he will-tell you
the world ls coming to an end. The bill then
passed a second reading, with sundry amend?
ments, by a vote or ia to io.
Thc only real matter or interest before the
House to-day was the "scheme, to remove Jndge
Thomas. Levy handed a letter to the chair from
the latter. In which he stated that indisposition
prevented him from appeirlug befqre the House
as required of him. but if th? matter was of such
vital imp?rtame as to dem~nd immediate ac?
tion, he was willing that they 'sh mid .act upon
the case in h':s absence. On motion, further time
was granted til! 9 o'clock this evening. At the
expiration or the allotted time, this evening, the
matter was called up again, and the scene which
followed was oclv a repetition of the confusion
and turmoil for which the House is characteris?
tic. Pinallv, about an hour after midnight, the
resolution for the removal of Judge Thoi?as was
laid on Hie table.
The following bills passed a third reading and
were sent to tne Renate : A bill to establish a
Charleston Charitable Association for the benefit
of/ree schools: a bllUto amend and exreud the
charter of the Planners' aud Mechanics' Bank or
South Carolina. . m .
Tile bli! chartering the Tuc.iiuo and Chatta?
nooga Railroad, and several other bills or no Im?
portance, were read a th:wi time, and the Thomas
case, as above stated, occupied thetremamder of
THE TROTTING HATCH.
One or the ^realest events or the season was the
trotting match Jjetween "Urey Eagle"' and "Little
Mack '' which came off thls'afteraoon. The rate
was for $500 aside, and h?s been' the town-talk
for weeks past. On the track the scene was une
of unusual animation, and many carriages con?
taining ladles were on the grouad. Ab .mt two
o'clock the drivers were called np and weighed,
and shortly after 'ho horses too-c their places for
the first heat. TMe ti wt was a False start and the
drivers were called back. The sec ind rime the
horses came up well, "Little .Mack" on the Inside,
and the word ..'go1' was given. On tho first
quarter -Little Mack'* . made a bad break
and "?rey Ea2le" took the lead, which
he held all the way around, comiug m
two minutes forty-eight and a quarter seconds,
alione three lengths ahead df t'..e former.
The seeoed and third heats .wire repetition* of
the first, and made successively in 2c47Ji.aml
2:iS??, and Groy Eagle was declared wtouer.
Beti lng was very lively, and considerable money
changed hands, especially the per diem p.mf
mileage, of the members Into the commodious
pockets of the "sports." The members fouad ont
to their cost that betting on "principle''-Lillie
Msck being the speaker's horse-hi such cases 1B
not. as rem linera; ive as vonni on principle on the
floors of the houses. It ls said that many uf them,
who nad their pay cert tlcates "shaved" purpose?
ly for the occasion, bavlag lost their last dollar,
will have to walk to their.nomes on WediKjsday.
Tue affair went oil very.pleasantly-co disturb
ance took niece.
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
Last Honrs of the Forty-tint Congress. '
WASHINGTON, March 4. .
The President signed the Texas Pacific Rail?
The Senate refused to pass thc Cincinnati and
Southern Railroad bill.
The House agreed to a conference report on the
army appropriation bin. Thc report sirUtes ont
the rider for the relief of Southern loyalists, but
accepts the House bill for the appointment of three
commissioners; lt also directs the secretary of the
treasury to pay the Pacific Kallroad half rates In?
stead of reserving thc whole amount.
Thc bill repealing the duty on coal, and the bill
appropriating S'.u.ow -to tnt? Sisters of our Lady
of Mercy, of Charleston, failed in thc Senate.
The following bills passed by both houses failed
to.receive thc President'*-approva': Au act for
the rell.-f of purchasers of laud sold for direct
taxes In thc Insurrectionary States; an act in re?
lation to tlie Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad
Company of Alabama; an act relating to tele?
graphic communication between the United
States and foreign countries. '
orSNIKO OF THE FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS. -
Bot ti Houses ot the forty-second Congress were
called to order at noon.
. In the Senate, the fohowing senators were
seated and sworn in: Messrs. Cragin, We3t,'
Hitchcock, Caldwell, Davis, Rolly, Terry, Logan,
Frellnghuy'??n,- Antho-iy, Wilson, Morrill, of
Maine; Wright, Witidom, Cooper, Saulsbury,
Hoben-on and stevenson. " Objections were
made to Goldthwalte, from Alabama. Hlscte
d-.-njials were lad on the table. The name of
Vaiice, from North Carolina, was not called. The
credentials of Foster Blodgett were laid on the
table to ?walt Investigation. Tho credentials of
Hamilton and Reynolds, claiming seats from
Texas, were tabled. Senate adjourned to Tues?
The Hoiue organized by the eiec'tlon of the Re?
publican caucifs nominees. The vote for Sp?aker
of the House resulted: Blaine, 120; Morgan, 93.
All claitnants presenting themselves were seated,
and the House adjourned to Tuesday, after pass?
ing a resolution to adjourn the firs: session at
noon, Wednesday. Five members of the new
House are negroes; only one a full-blood.
lt ls upder.-toed that Morton. Sumner and other
extremists will re-lat un early adjournment ou
the plea ol Its being unsafe to leave the loyalists
of the South unprotected-anti! Decrinber. A big
struggle ls pending.
tTHE NEWS ABOUT COTTON.' ? -,
NEW TORE, March j.
The cotloa movement for the weeli shows a
continued falling off in the receipts, though Hie
total is still very large, and Indicates a crop
greater iu extent tliau is generally estimated. In
contradistinction to the decrease in receipts .this
week, there is a very large increase In the ex?
ports, sud the total shipments to Great Britain
and thc coLtlacnt arc the largest for any week
this seaton. The great accumulation of cotton at
the seaport?and iu'erlor towns, notwithstanding
thc enormous Increase In exports over last year,
has completely demoralized trade, and caused a
marked depression In all quarters. The decline
lu the price of cotton for the week on the value
of the toi al crop represents a shrinkage of about
Thc great rUOlculty with the cutten trade is that
speculators have been overtrading on the advent
of peace.in Europe, and hence, when peacn is de?
clared, the market takes a su iden plu-ige down
war.! instead of advancing. lu the cotton trade,
the great bulk of speculators were fortified against
peace by having a large amount of. cotton ou
hand, und, as soon as peace caine, som-} of them
starte! to realize, whicli was the commencement
o; the present depressed condition or affairs. In
platn terms, there was too much company on the
bull side ofthe market.
Thc receipts at all the ports for the week are
126.9;o bales, against 130,861 last week, 141.957
the previous week, and 101,095 three weeks since
Tue total receipts since September are 2,917,810
bales, against 2.1S9.513 for the week correspond?
ing perlol last season. The exports from ali the
ports for the week are 141,873 bales, agams: 54,.
522 for the same week last year: The total ex?
ports for the expired portion of the year are 1,8487
306 bales, against 1,238,041 for the same time lasi
year. The stock at all the pons is 859,705 bales
agalust 508,704 last year; si^ck at Interior townc
123,283 bales, against 101,384 last year; and the
Btock of cotton In Live- pool 764,030 bales, agalnsi
292,000 last year. The amount of American cot?
ton afloat for Great Britain ls 294,000 bales,
against 230,000 last year. The amount of Indian
cotton afloat ror Europe is 059,703 bales, again si
568,784 last year. _ _ _ _
-The Walhalla Courier reportB snow, wind
rain and sunsnlue In one day.
END' OF THE GREAT WAR.
IHE GERMAN EMPEROR'S PEACE
DISPATCH TO TOE EMPRESS.
Review of the German Forces in Paris
Their Subsequent Evacuation ot thc
City-The Wur Indemnity-Conti act of
the French Radicals in the General
Assembly ? Emperor William to. Re
tarn to Berlin To-Day. . . ,
. BERLIN, March 3.
The Empress has received the following dis?
patch: "Versailles, March 3_I have just rattfled
the1 conditions of peace which the Bordeaux As?
sembly has accepted. Thus far the work ls com?
plete, which was, through seven months of battle,
to be achieved, thanks to the valor, devotion and
endurance or our Incomparable army, and the
sacTinces of the Fa-herland. The Lord er'Hosts
has everywhere visibly blessed our enterprise,
and by His mercy has permitted an honorable
peace. To Him be the honor, to the .Fatherland
thanks. (Signed) WLLHKLM."
VERSAILLES, March 4.
Emperor Willam reviewed the German land?
wehr, guards, artillery and pioneers tn the. Bois
de Boulogne yesterday. Prince Frederick Wil?
liam, General MMtke and Count Bismarck were
present All restrictions as to persons passing
into and out 'or Paris have buen removed. The
Emperor goes to Berlin on Monday. '
LONDON, March 4. j
The German troops have all left Paris. The |
evacuation terminated at U o'clock on vue 3d,
(Friday morning) in accordance with the terms of
A dispatch from Havre of the'3d says the Mobile
and National Guards have been disbanded, and
the trenches around the town are being filled np.
. The French indemnity is payable ia three in-.
stalmcnts, viz: one milliard of thalers In 1871, two
milliards in 1872, and two millards in 1673. The
interest is only payable ou the last Instalment,
from which the proportion of the debt appertain?
ing to Alsace an l Lorraine, estimated at a half
milliard of thalers, and the cost of the railways J
lu Eartern France, ls to ba deducted. . ?
A telegram to the Times from Versailles says
the Germans evacuate Paris tooday, and Prince
Frederick Charles retires Immediately behind the ,
Seine. The Emperor and Crown Prince leave In a
few days for Ferneres, or some other point near
Paris on thc right book of- thc Seine.
? The Parisian populace wreaked vengeance on
several men who were seen conversing with Ger?
man soldiers. SomeGermans wished to pass the
line of demarcation, offering their hands, and
saying, "Now peace is concluded, we are friends.;"
but were repulsed.with the reply, "We are con?
quered, but with conditions Imposed by Bismarck
we never can be friends." Some disguised Prus?
sian officers penetrated Into the city, bur were
soon recognized,, and their lives belpg in danger
from the people, wereprotcete.l.by the authocliles
aud reconducted to the German lines. The popu?
lace are less calm than yesterday.
BORDEACX, March 3.
Rochefort, Blanc, Malton and .TriJen resigned
their seats In the Assembly. Pyatt refused to re?
sign, but declared he would ne /er eater the As?
sembly until the cession of French territory was
A dispatch .to the Echo du Nord reports serious
disturbances at Augers, an important city in toe
French department ot Marne et Loire, In which
several persons were killed and wounded.
Measures for placing thc Belgian army on a
p?pee footing have been carried out.
WASHINGTON, March 5.
The evacuation of Pans by the Germans, re?
ported yesterday, ls fully conSrmed by later tele?
grams, though no od?ela! announcement of tho
fact bas bern received.
PARIS, March 4.
Not a German soldier remains In Paris. The
evacuation was completed at noon yesterday.
THINGS IN NEW TO UK.
The Hamil in t ion of Paris-A Ruth of
Ti-nv el to the Fallen Capital Antici?
pated-French immigration to th?
??oath-A DUattMM Fire-C h u r c h
Mews- Uui.ii ul Goeelp.
[KROit OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK, Wednesday, March L
. Great anxiety ls manifocted In town, to-day,
to hear tue news rrom France. It ls feared tiy
Frenchmen, here that the Parisians goaded to
frenzy by the deilaut presence of a conquering
army, will indn'ge in such excesses as will give
the German troops ali excuse for holding
forcible posses-lon of the city for some time to
come. Many Americans who expect to go to
Europe this spring are wondering whether Paris
w?? be a safe place to visit. The agents of the
steamship companies say that, If peace be not
only declared, but practically carried out in
France, there will be, this spring, au Immense
rush of tourhrs to Europe,' and the capacity of
the passenger carrying steamers will be severely
tried. Several citizens of New York will leave
ror Europe this week, with the especial intention
or proceeding direct to Par!-. . .
The siege of .the French capital has seriously
affected a number of mcrcautlic houses in Kew
York; The prices of certain kinds of textile fab?
rics of articles de litre and of'foreign music have
greatly increased in this city.
FRENCH LMM IG KATION.
It may not be generally knowu that an associa
t.on lias Leen formed here to advocate French
immigration to tills country, lt ls believed that
after the war thousands on thousands of the
ruined peasantry of France will be very glad to
come to till* oiiiitry. The new company-which
Iras its agents busily engaged In lobbying at
Washington-iiopes to get government aid in Its
enterprise, lt is proposed to purchase large
tracts ot land in some of the Southern States, and
to locate there the unfortunate sons of France
who may prefer exile to starvation.
It ls now, thanks to the efficiency of our fire
organiza1 lon, but seldom that we are allowed the
opportudlty of witnessing
A LARGE CONFLAGRATION.
Such an event,? how?ver, occurred last night.
About 8 o'clock a Ore broke out in a carriage fac?
tory on East Thirteenth street, near Third avenue,
and in half an hour titers was a magnificent
though rather expensive display of fireworks, lt
was unionunately attended with disaster. Some
barrels of aicnohol which were in the building
exploded, badly injuring eight pr fen firemen and
bystanders. It is feared that one of them will
die. This fire toaTpiace In the rear of the New
York circus during the hours of performance, but,
strang? to say, although perfect y aware of the
Vicinity of tlie cDatUgnttioa, the audience were
quite unwilling ta leave the house. They did not
exhibit the sllgti'est symptom of panic, and tim
police had t > clear the place. The hjrses belong?
ing to the circus troupe were removed to a place
of safety,-thus giving the s'.reei gamins a free
The recent experience of
A FORTCNATE CHl'RCn
his been exciting much ^comment In this city
of late. The church In question ls Christ Church
The rector, Rev. Dr. Ewer, is noted for his ritual
istic tendencies, and his views and practices han
given r.sc to dlrTerencis of opinion in his congre
gation.' He introduced a surpllced boy choi
which some or his people did not-like. The churcl
became involved lu debt; but lately the -trouble
have all ceased. The rector ls to have his owl
way and so ls the congregation. The surplice!
choir is to be retained, while a quartette choir 1
to be added to lt. A certain rich banker assume
all the expense or the music, amounting to som
$coooor$70DOayear. The other day he sent t
the rector a check for $14,000, as a present to nf
In paying off the debt of the church.
St Mari's Church, one of oar wealthl?st and
oldest congregations, has given a can to Rev. Dr.
Rylance, a noted clergyman oT Chicago. The call
has been accepted.
are moderately we? patronized Just-now. The
Chrrrch Snsic Association has given another of Its
brilliantly fashionable concerts at Steinway Hall:
At these concerts everybody conies' In fall dress,
and the mpsrc consists of choral works, sung by a
I choras of two hundred, accompanied hy sn or?
chestra of about seventy performers. This pr*?
; perons young organization 1* vlewed'with rather
a Jealous eye by the older but less enterprising
nm ? leal societies. - Nfflsson wm sing here ?gain on
' the evening of the Mth instant. Weall, the plan
1st, ls giving matinees at Booth's theatre tinder the
management of-a Weir Known plano forte maker,
who lately sent' him and Miss Kellogg out We%t
en arconcert tour, which was* stmply an adver?
tising tour for a particular plano forte. Booth,
after this week, will withdraw "Richen^* " which
has not been a success equal te his previous great
dramatic revivals, lt will be followed by "Much
Ado About NothiDg" and other Shakespearian
plays. Forrest ls at theTOnrteenth Street Thea'
troalso playing '.Rfcaeneu," but he attracts very
little attention. He deptmds entirely upon*hit,
reputation, and declines .to extend the nsnal
courtesies to the members or the press, who, see
tag they are neglected, are apt to neglect in re?
turn. Wallaok - ls -doing pretty well with-old
plays, and,the Fifth Avenue Theatre ls crowd
ed,,every night with visitors to "Saratoga."
At Nlblo's the tawdry glories pf the
"Black Crook" are still in vogue. Miss
Glynn, VandenbotT, Mrs. Macready, and a Kr.
Elliott are all giving dramatic res dings at varions
halla in the city, but none of them attract much
'attention. There ls no opera, and no signs of
any. Two young ladles, Miss Vienna Demurest
and Miss Ida Rosenl.egh, Hare given concerts here
I "this week. The former is a daughter of the cele?
brated module, and has talent which has been
erroneously overrated bjr Injudicious friends. The
mtier bas a lovely voice, which has been well cul?
tivated under the care of Errant^ our best music
teacher ol the Italian school. THO V ATO K.
AFFAIRS IN TBS, STATE
-The Unl?nTtmes says that after July 1st Union
will bea money order office-* great convenience
to its citizens.
-The same paper adds : "In this county order
and quiet reigns supreme, and our people are pur?
suing rheiravocariultB as If nothing liad ever oc?
curred to disturb their peace. Captain Stewart's
men walk their "lonely rounds" without suspi?
cion or thought of danger, and the colored people
are patting themselves under the wings of ihe
Ku Klux for protection-so one of them told ns.
Next week Judge Thomas, we suppose, will hold
court and we can guarantee him one of th? moat
ord-riv and peaceable sessl.-ns ever held In the
\ -The same paper states that Mr. James Wilson,
the engineer of the passenger train on our rail?
road, met with a very serious accident, at Alston,
on Wednesday ev?nlng last, from which he has
lost Ms right hand. It appears- that- be was ex
aminmg a small* shot gun which was "half
cocked," and m setting lt down lt s: in ped through
his hand, the hammer struct a block and dis?
charged neany the whole load of buckshot into
the palm of his tight hand. Literally tearing it to
pieces, while two shots passed through the wrist
of the left hand. Dr. Thomson and Rawls ampu?
tai ed the mutilated hand soon after his arrival
here. He now lies comparatively easy..
-The Cheraw Democrat, referring to the recent
shoot mn of a supposed robber by. General Cash,
aud his having on a shirt marked ' Covington,"
says: "Since then. Trial Justice F". H. Eaton has
writ: on to Mr. E. R. Covington, of Rockingham,
X. C., and learned that a man answering the de?
scription of the deceased passed his house on the
tfth or JOth of February, coming la the direction
of Cheraw; he was rrnab e to speak Engr?an suffi
oleutly to make himself understood; the Jami y
'supplied him with a meal ol victuals, and gave him
a shirt with Mr. Covington\s name on lt."
-The same paper announces that Bishop Lvnch
will lecture before the Cheraw Lyceum on Wed?
nesday, the 8th of March. Tlie Democrat has
commenced the serial publication of a history of
lrceuuis. Tne first article goes back to the time
or Iiessus, when Aristotle opened and conducted
the first lyceum ever kn >wu to the world.
-The Georgetown Times reports that "ar 3
o'clock, on thu morning of the 23d ultimo, Bur
deu White, or Red Bank. New Jersey, Tell over
board from the. schooner Susan Wright, on her
trip from New York to this port. He was in the
act or throwing the lead when the accident" hap?
pened, and the -wind blowing a storm Irom the
norlin ant, and heavy sea running at the time, no
assistance could be afforded, and he was drowned.
He was a clever and correct y oung man, who bid
fair to do well ror himself, and resect credit on
the calling he was engaged la."
* -The Georgetown Times also has a comprehen?
sive editorial on the subject of the railroad from
that place io some place in the Interior, whteh has
been talked.about for the last ten years. It seem-:
that "a company was Incorporated just before
the late war, and proceeded with the work to the
completion of the road-bed, with a few unfinished
gaps, irom this town to the Northeastern Rail?
road, at the station known as Cade's Depot, some
eight or ten miles above Kmgstree. The company
a: that time consisted almost entirely or the citi?
zens of this town and couuty, many of whom
were then persons of large wealth, and but for
the war, the road would have been pushed
through to Its then contemplated terminal point
in the course of the year ISSI." . * . But
times hav.ng changed, and the people with them.
As a dernier resort it ls now proposed to "offer
the road bed. the charter, and all its privileges
and immunities, to any company or capitalist,
just ss they stand. wINiout price and* without
monev, lr- ihey or he will only build the road,
equip it, put the train in motion, and give us the
privilege of 'riding on the rail' whenever we pay
-We understand that a shooting scrape occur?
red a rew days since la the lower part or Laurens
County. The particulars are ns follow- : lt seems
that a colored man, A., living upon the premises
of Mr. Dock Copeland, missed some potatoes, and
suspected another colored man, B., or taking
them. A. asked Mr. Copeland ir he would aid
him in reclaiming his potatoes, to which Mr. C.
consented. They proceeded to Bi's house. When
they arrived there Mr. C. told B. that they.had uo
search warrant, but A. would like to search his
house with his permission-to all of which B. con?
edited, saying-lust he was an honest man, and
that he had uo potatoes. A. was soon satisfied. '
excepting a large basket which was in a corner
or the room and apparently rmi or t maceo lu the
lear. When A. began to examine this basket B.
told lum that he must not disturb the t maceo
that he would not have it st i re l. A. paid no at?
tention to the remark-B. caught up a pole-nxe
and made at him, when thc bot tom or A.'s shoes
were easy to be seen. B. then advanced upon
Mr. Copeland with the axo drawn; Ur. C ordered
him to half, but ire still advanced. Mr. C. then
drew his pistol and again ordered him to halt,
but B. still advancing Mr. C. tired, the eaU-iass
ing through B.'s thigh, breaking the bone. The
basket w is- then emptied of Its' contents and the
-We leam that an altercation occurred In the
upper portion of Abbeville District on Wednes?
day last, between one Wm. Cook, and a mad
named Ables, respecting the division of last years'
crop, which liad been made on the place of Cook,
which Ables worked on shares. Ou the next
morning Abie's went to Cook's residence and
snapped his gun at him. whereupon the latter
Bhot him, lnfl.ctlng a mortal wound. He lived
only about an hour.
"?LCONBY CANNOT ' BUY IT !
FOR SIGHT IS PRICELESS!!
Thc DIAMOND GLASSES, manufactured by J. E.
SPENCER k CO., New York, which are now offered
to the public? are pronounced by all the celebrated
Opticians of the world to he the most Perfect, Na?
tural Artificial help to the human eye ever known.
They are ground under their own supervision,
fiom minute Crystal Pebbles, melted together,
sud derive their name. "Diamond,:* on account
of their hardness and brilliancy.
The scientific principle on which they are con.
structed brings the core or centre of the iens di?
rectly lh front of the eve, producing a clear and
distinct vision, as m the natural, healthy sight,
and preventiug allon pleasant sensat ions, such as
glimmering and wavering of sight, dizziness, Ac.,
pccnliar to all othere in use.
They are mounted in die finest manner, *in
frames bf the best quality, of all materials a sed
for that purposed Their finish and durability can?
not be surpassed.
CAUTION.-Nene genuine unless bearing their
trade mars: stamned on everr frame.
Dealer in Watches. Jewelry.
Sterling Silverware and Optical Goods.
No. 307 King street.
t31-mw3iyr Charleston, S. c.
AITD - -
SI: L K S !
LOUIS OOHSr ' ft- co.,
No, 348 .King Str?ety -."
BBQ LEAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY
HAYE JUST BBCEIVED FULL
LINES OF CHOICE AM
REASONABLE p? ;
MOHAIRS, * POPLINS,
PLAID FOR CHILDREN,
- LON ?CLOTHS,
tC, ? AC, AC.
WE BEG TO DRAW PARTICULAR ATTEN?
TION to oar lull lines of DRESS PIQUES, and
GUARANTEE PRICES, of ever rt* lng In our line,
F?LLT IN CONFORMITY WITH THE SPIRIT
OF THE TIMES,
ay A CALL IS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.
LOUIS COHEN ft GO.,
No. 348 KING STREET,
Immediately Soath of the- "Big Boot."
A. C A II D .
REDUCTION IN PRICES 1
BLACK AND COLORED SILKS
Black and Colored Poplins
Plain and Striped Poplins
Frenen and English Merinoes
Long and Square Broche Shawls
Long and Square Wooller. Shawls
En gush and Germas Hosiery
Fine Bed Blankets, all sises .
Ho?lery, Gloves and Undervests
English and Welsh Flannel
Bleached and Brown Sheetings, all widths
English and French Prints, Ac, Ac, Ac*
> King street, opposite Beanfaln.
. All the above GOODS will be sold at REDUCED*
PRICES, daring the entire month. febe-m
FISK, CLARK & FLAGG-,
PATENTEES AND MANUFACTURERS,
No. 690 BROADWAY, !?EW YORK.
MANY NOVELTIES IN THIS POPULAR SUS?
PENDER NOW READY".
OVER ONE HUNDRED STYLES CONSTANTLY
JOM S. BROWN,
TRADE -I Shamrock i MARK.
.[ Leaf. i
Manufacturer of only
FIRST-CLASS TABLE DAMASK,
Superior to any imported imported into the Uni?
ted States. These goods are noted for .their
beauty of design, elegance of fabric and dura?
bility of wear.
Mo. 315 CHURCH STREET, Sew York.
^ancp ?Doos, Gt.
TJ?LL, BLACK St CO.,
NOS. 566 and 567 BROADWAY, NEW YORK,
Of the best quality and at LOWEST PRICES.
Goods sent per Express, 0. O. D.
"XJST ABNER'S IODOFORM
AND IBON PILLS.
For sale by ? caji DB. H. BAER,
janis No, 131 Meeting street.