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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A SKIRMISH AT CHESTER.
REPULSE OF THE NEGRO JUILIT?A.
Losses Uncertain-Arrival of the United
State?Troops-All (?ulvt Now.
[SPECIAL TELE GK Ail TO THE NEWS.]
CHESTER, March s.
At naif-past one o'clock yesterday morning
the negro militia formed a line of battle near the
depot. This led to-a skirmish, in which one col?
ored man was wounded. At daylight both par?
ties drew up in nne and a battle was expected,
but after a consultation the colored militia prom
Ised to return to? their homes, which they
did not do, but - retired about eight
miles into the country, secreting, themselves be-?
hind a rock fence. From this stand they fired
upon a party of passing citizens, wounding one
seriously, whereupon they were attacked and re?
pulsed. Loss on either side not ascertained. A
companj of United States troops arrived to-day.
Obstructions were placed on the ^Charlotte, Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad last night, which
caused a delay dr the train for two hours. All
quiet at present.
CRI XE 1ST CHESTER.
Attempt to Throw a Train off til?
.Track-The Effect of the Governor's
[SrSCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
An engine on the night train on the Char- j
lotte road was crippled last ulgbt near Rock Dill,
Chester County, by stakes driven between the I
tracks by unknown'par; les. Tne passengers got |
off the tram and refused to go any further.
Pay certificates are ""shaving" to-day at-eigh?
teen per cent. There ls great feellng-againet the
Governor among the members, on account of his
veto of the legislative appropriation bill.
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THE LAST JOAT'8 WORK.
Excitement a boat che -Per Diem Bnsl
jicss-Leslic Exposes the Sharp Dodge- ]
A List of Acts Hut i? vd.
[FROM- OpB OWN COERKSPO>DKNT.]
COLUMBIA, March s.
A?\er a severe straggle, and a one hundred
and seven days session^ the General Assembly
finally adjourned at midnight last night, and
most of the -members," except those from the up?
country, have already left for their homes. Dar?
ing all day yesterday little beyond the regular
last 4ty?s routine-passing and ratifying of bills,
acts and joint resolutions-occurred. Towards
evening it was rumored that the Governor had
vetoed the pef diem, mileage an d legislative ex- f
penses bill, on account of certain irregularities
connected with lt, and lt was then whispered
that an effort would te made to prolong the ses?
sion. In the evening, shortly after the Senate
convened, a message was receiv?d from the Gov?
ernor as follows:
STATE OF SOOTH CAROLINA. )
'EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. |
COLUMBIA, March 7,1871. J
Tb the Honorable the Senate of South Carolina :
GENTLEMEN--I return to your honorable body,
without my approval, an act .appropriating $205,
000 for Legislative expenses, for the following rea?
sons, to wit:
First, I regard the expenditure of the money
already appropriated during this session, and the
sum iuoladed In tills bill, amounting in the ag-'
f?regate to Tour hundred thousand ($400.000) dol
ars, as simply enormous for one session of the
Legislature. It is beyond the comprehension ol
any one how the General Assembly could legiti?
mately expend one-ha'f that amount of money.
1 cannot refrain from 'jxpresslng the opinion that
there must have* been some secret agencyiln fix?
ing the sam at Uutt ?.mount, as a number of lhe
members, both of the House and senate, have
expressed their surprise at finding the ap?
propriation changed from one hundred and twen?
ty-five thousand, ($125,000) dollars, as it was be'
lieved to.have passed, to that ?of two hundred
and sixty-five, thousand ($205,000) dollars. I re?
gret the Necessity or returning the act without
my approval, OB the last day of the- session, but
to do other-wise, I feel that I would be recreant to
the duties imposed upon me. by becoming a party
" to a wrong by which the whole people would be
made to suffer. ' *
I might give many other cogent reasons why
this bill shtfuld net become a law; b.ut time pre.
vents my doing other than giving it my unquali?
fied disapproval, believing that the members or
the general Assembly will, themselves, correct
an error that most have crept into the bill clan?
destinely in Its enrolment.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.
Leslie, after the message was read, stated Drat
the increase arose from the smuggling in of the
"Dennis ctaimn for fitting ap inc Kail of Repre?
sentatives, and that lt had been voted on lnjhe
&eo ate. while the general appropriation blll*wai
under discussion, without any one knowing what
they voted for. The question only being, "Shall
we adopt the House amendment?" (This was
ev idem ly a fact, for no one did seem to know any?
thing sbout-it.) Leslie thought that this shocld
be no reason why members snould go home with?
out tkelr pay. The Governor "was not compelled
to sigu any checks, except such as" he thought ut.
Corbin said thai he had inquired of the Senate
finance committee, and they did not knowhow
the amount was increased snd how the additional
SH?.ooo cime lo the bili lt was, however, well
known how it was i J curred. It was the fitting up
of the lian or Representatives, which he declared
, an outrage and a swir.d.e. He hud experts to
es ilma te the expense, at the highest figure, and
they told him that $-?5.000 would leave a big mar
gin. wimbush. ?as)), Hay ne an'd Maxwell rollo w
ed in a Bindiar strain. Some were in favor of get
ting the pay of members, wh?le others would "sooner
g. i home wu :cuf their nay than vote for such.a
V scheme, but all united In denouncing t he affair us
i', a barefaced swindle. WlUttemore thought tue
\, only way to obviate this difficulty was to extend
jj the session till saturday and paso anew b;Il; and
introduced a resolution to that effec. By request
of Leslie, action on thexesvlatloo was suspeuded,
tin hair-past io o'clock, to take up other matters,
aud i he charleston County commissioners inves?
tigation wis then called.up. Leslie wanted the
whole testimony read, which would have occu
pied the time till the hour of adjournment, but
objection was made, aud, while the matter was
still under discussion, the time for the corni '.era
tion Of Whlttemore's r?solution arr.ved. Wim?
bush moved to indefinitely postpone the r?solu
tion, which was adopted' by almost a unanimous
vote. The remainder of the time was occupied In
ratifying acts and making valedictory speeches.
In the House the debates during the evening were'
llve?f, and"towards the close, the body resolved
Itself \r.to a mutual admiration society-every?
body being the best mun.
The following acts were ratified to-day:
Act providing for the Deaf a nih Dumb Institute.
Act loanable judgraenfUebtors to sell real estate
and personal property.
Act incorporating the Young Men's Brotherly
Act amending an act incorporating the Enter?
Act relinquishing all right, title and Interest In
the real estate or N. B. Pounay.
Act incorporating the South Carolina Gold Mi?
Act Incorporating she Workingmen's Mutual
Benefit Life Association.
Act requiring county commissioners to report
to the General Assembly.
Act to release thc lien of th? State on a lot of
laud belonging to the south Carolina Institu? e.
Act authorizing. Mr. L. Bundegi to establish a
wharf at Beaufort.
Act incorporating the Columbio, Wallerboro'
and Yemas.- ec Kaiiroa 1"
Act Incorporating certain religious institu?
Act declaring right or way across Savannah
Act to Incorporate and repalr-certaio railroads.
Act providing'for the establishment of teachers'
institutes. - ,
Act incorporating the Camden Steam Mill com?
Act charterine the Northwestern Railroad.
Act Incorporating the Union Gold Mining Com?
Act Incorporating theTugaloo and Chattanooga
Act to recharter Cypress Ca isewav.
Act chartering the South Carolina Phosphate
Act to determine the election day ror Mayor and
Aldermen or. the City 0f Charlton.
Act amendlmran act incorporating ibo Home?
ster Buil-.'ing, Planung and Loan Association.
Act amending rhe ch arters of hertuta religious
Act. authorizing Messrs. Howe, Lancaster &
Fowler to colect wharfage anti storage.
Act authorizing the Spartanburg, Greenville,
Plckeus and Ocone? County compilsslcnerB to pro?
vide means to meet the interest on certain bonds.
Joint ?solution confirming the appointment
made bythe superintendent of education for the
fiscal year ending November, 1S69.
Joint resolution authorizing the State .auditor
and county commissioners to levy a special tax.
Joint resolntien authorizing the county commis?
sioners of Kershaw to levy a special tax.
Joint resolution authorizing the State treasurer
to reissue certificates of State stock to W. B.
I Act to amend an act to define the jurisdiction
and duties ol co uh ty commissioners.
Act to amend an act regulating Iusurance Agen -
Act to charter the Yemassee and Millen Rail?
Act to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little
Act to recharter Treadwell Eridge over Senesa
Act providing for the redemption of lands sold
under orders or General Canby for taxes.
Act empowering the State to maintain the bene?
ficiaries in the Luoatio Asylum.
' Act to amcnd and* extend the charter bf the
i Plant?is1 and Mechanics'-Bank of South Carolina.
Act to regulate the manner of drawing juries.
Act to permit B. 1). Myers to adopt and make
his lawful heirs Margaret and .W. B. Grimes, and
?to change their names to Myers.
Act to protect the Interests of the State when,
ever payment ol interest now due remains unpaid
on bonds issued by railroads.
Act*authorlzing and requiring the coup i y com
? missioners or Parn well to .establish a roan from
Blackville to Allendale.
Act to confer the right ot legitimacy on certain
act to amend an act establishing a line beyond
j whic"h the wharves In Charleston harbor shall not
Act amending an oct providing for the conver?
sion of i tate securities.
Act to alter and amend the charter of the Town
of Man:i mir.
Act establishing a new election and judicial
county kn?jvfl as Aiken County.
Act incorporating the Capital Building and Loan
Association or Columbia.
Act regulating the drawing of juries.
Act regulating the disposition of lines and pen?
alties imposed an -1 collected in criminal cases in
circuit courts and by trial justices.
Act to amend an act organizing the Supreme
Act extending the limits or the Town or Cam?
den. . .
Act providing ?or the construction and repair?
ing of highways.
Act-incorporating the Wlnyah Guards, or George?
town. . '- :
Act anthprlzing county commissioners of Or?
angeburg to budd a bridge across thc north fork
or Edisto River.
Act to grant anew and amend, the charter or
certain t owns and village*
Act to vest the right and title of the State In
and-to certain persons for escheated lands.
Aot renewing the charter of Ashepoo Ferry.
Act establishing a ferry across Catawba River.
Act to amend an act to. revise, simplify and
abridge the rules, practice, pleadings apd forms
of the courts of this State.
. Act to amend-an act regulating the formation
Acttoestablish the Charleston Charitable As?
sociation for the beneiit.or the free school fund.
Act to alter and amend the charter of Hie Cit v
of Greenville. . .
Act chartering the Jacksonboro' Ferry.
Act Incorporating Healing Spring Church', in
Act. to amend section 22 of the Code of Pro?
Act for the better protection of migratory fish;
Joint resolution authorizing the State .treasurer
to issue State stock.
" Joint re=olntton to pay W. B. Timmons for ser?
.Joint resolution extending the lime fortrie com?
pletion of the Port Royal Railroad.
Joint r< solution authorizing the conn ty commis?
sioners-or Marlboro' to levy a special tax.
Joint resolution providing Tor the publication or
certain statutes and journals of the- Stwe and
General Assembly. .
. THE STERLING FUNDED HEBT.
The bill creating a sterling funded debt came up. 1
for trna! passage in the afternoon, w h lu ern ore 1
oilered- several -amendments, which were in vana- ,
bly voted down.
The remainder or the calendar was postponed
tilt the next session. 1
HOTS E-RESOLUTIONS. ' I
The following resolutions were adopted in the 1
House: , . ,
By Mr. Wilkes, to sell upon the President of the
United States to protect the lives, liberty, and J
property of the people or the State, and ror 1
troops to secure that end, which', alter debate, 1
Mr. Whipper Introduced a resolution, stating
thar, whereas the Governor has. lu lils wisdom,
.vetoed the bill for an .appropriation for th-i pay- 1
ment of the per diem and mileage of the mern 1
.bera'ortheGenera) Assembly, that a. committee 1
of three on the part of the House, and -- on 1
the part of the Seuate, be appointed to wait on 1
the Governor and see what arrangement* can bc 1
made. This resolution was-concurred in lu the 1
Mr. Whipper als? Introduced a resolution that ]
the.speaker be allowed $1000, for his ab'e and ]
efficient services in presldlug over the delibera- 1
lions ef the House. Adopted. 1
THE FONDED DEBT BILL. -' J
The Senate amendment to .ne bill creating a <
sterling tunded debt, reducing the board or coin- ,
missioners t ? the Governor, comptroller-general, ?
attorney general and State treasurer and secre?
tary, w?s di-cus-ed in the House, during ihe 1
evening session and adopted. ,
IB AX CONSOLIDATION DILL. . I
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A Strong Argument In it? Favor-Why 1
Governor Scott Signed the Bill. '
Governor Scott, on- Tuesday, approved the 1
bill to promote the consolidation ol the Greenville j
and Colnmbia and Blue Ridge Railroad Compa- ,
nies, and stated his reasons for so doing in the j
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, March 7.1871.
To the.Honorable Me House of Hepr-esenlatltes : -j
? GENTLEMEN-Having at all times persistently and
earnestly opposed any measures feuding to in 1
crease the debts and llatdlitirs of the? State, I ,
deem it uot inappropriate to communicate my j
reasons tame General Assembly for approving ?
au - "ac:. to promote the consolidation of the <
Greenville and Columbia and Blue Ridge Railroad 1
Companies," as Uie criticisms on that bill tend to 1
misead the public lu regard toft, which, in my ,
opinion, wm complete, without the addition of a 1
single dollar to the public debt-, an enterprise so <
important to the Interests of the whole State,-as ?
the perfection of our railroad connection with thr ,
West. It has been long ?v.dent to-all thoughtful <
and practical meu that the Greenville and Colum- 1
bli Railroad aud the Blue Ridge llalirond, being ,
identical iu Interest, should ue nuder one eitlcleut j
and economical administration. While they are 1
both iu their present- condition embarrassed In 1
duding th1; means to prosecute vigorously the 1
work necessary to their success, lc is, I think, j
equally clear that their combined means run ?
achieve the completion ol their common purposes, j
Thc act before me proposes simply to allow
them, Upon lair uud'equal terms, to cumbine their ;
In postponing the statutory lien nf the 5tate, '
for Hie endorsed oouds ol the Greenville Rail oad, j
1 cannot feel that 1 am coriseutiug to abatidon 1
any real securltyfn the part 01 the state, as this .
road has uot only paid 'thc Interest ou a debt -|
almost eqoal to the - combined liability of tue <
State's eudor-emeut aud the second mortgage ?
bonds. At the ?tame time it has been compelled j
to expand an extraordinary amount of its inc ?me ;
for repairs, .which for ihe want or iron had to be ?
almost daily renewed, coupled with the desirae- ,
lion of roiling stock, aud damages ror the loss or ,
lire and property, lt ls rendered absolutely certain ?
that'wheu ihe road is put In proper condition, j
with the necessary means to do thc buslue.sof. ?
the conni ry through which lt passes, lt will not ,
onlv t-e able to pay the Interest on both clashes or ,
bonds, theag*rega'e or which ls less than $20,0 -o ,
to the mile, btit, will"have a surplus that may bc
applied to the payment of the interest ou th.; Blue ,
Ridge bond3 while the road is in'process of cou- ,
s ruction. 1
lu reference to the Blue Ridge Railroad, by an ,
examination or the several acts it will be seen 1
that the only cha-ige which has been made ls to |
give the bondholder the first lieu, and the statuto?
ry lienof the Mate the second, By winch it is secur- |
ed as effectually as ix was In Its 0. Igiual st.nus. !
The necessity for this legislation will be recoguiz
ed when lt is known that one of the prlncjpa: dif?
ficulties In the way of the negotiating Tor the sale j
o' ihese bonds is the mortgage executed-and ?
placed on record lu the States through which the
road pa . .es, viz: South Carolina, North Carolina,
Georgia and Tennessee, to Messrs. Gourdin, Came?
ron i (Hears, as trosiees, by Its p-iority or dTite,
was made to be a first mortgage on the property
or the road, while the act authorizing the endorse?
ment gave ihe State a first Hen. .Tuts was made a
cause of objection by those who were disposed to
accept tlie negotiation of the bond3; the purchas?
er was desirous that his security should be a first
lieu on the property, .so that, on failure of ihe
company to meet their obligations, the hold-r
of the bonds could make a claim against 1 he
road, and not against the St.te, as they cuuld do
nothing m the coutts as against the State, while
they c-jutd enforce their claim against the inc r
p.jratlon. Ttius. lt will be seeu tua;, it becam&ab
solntely necessary that ihla dltilcuity should bo '
corrected. As to the other change of ihe law ol'
1808, whereby lt gives the privilege or negotiating
the bonds at the "markst value, instead or nelug
restricted toselttogatpar every onemustseethat
it was almost a permanent bar against the nego?
tiation of the bonds upon their merits. To have
done so, the company would have been forced to
adopt a Species or sharp practice.' by. selling- the
bends at par and compensating the purchaser,
by a commission, for the?dlfference bel weep'their
market and par value, which inevitably would
have placed the company at a disadvantage in
any negotiation they might attempt to make with
correct business men.
When these roads have been consolidated there
will be one great road running from the capital of
the State, completing the western connection, and
promising a certainty of revenue which can hard?
ly be exaggerated! At present both of these roads
are obstructed In their efforts by the fact that the
one ls lnc.omplete and thc other not In condition
to transact its large and Increasing business with.
vigor and dispatch. Consolidated, they will go
into, the credit market or the world with a com?
plete road of more than two hundred miles, and
with a line of about one hundred and forty ad?
ditional miles to he constructed, passing through a
country unsurpassed in ?U that mattes material
prosperity, and by a friendly combination with the
South Carolina Railroad Company, by vrhielt its.
moral support will be secured, completing connec?
tion between the Atlantic and great West at a cost
contrasting most favorably, with other lines lead?
ing from the-lnterlor to the seaboard, thus ful tin?
ing: the hupe and effort of the Slate for more
than one-thlrd-of a century. I would feel myself
criminally Indifferent to the Interest of both the
Blue Ridge Railroad and the people of the State,
were 1 to fail in supporting any measure that
would complete this great .enterprise, and thus
leave the public without the advantage or tins
Important road, and to entail upon them the cer?
tainty of h wing to meet eventually the Interest
and principal of at least a portion of the bonds
endorsed'for the purpose, whatever the opinion
of individuals may be as to the policy of consoli?
dation, or the a ivantage to bc derived from giv?
ing to thc Blue Bldg* Road a hundred and sixty
four m'les of completed road, 1 am satisfied that
all practical business men now will concede the
fact that this acquisition will give more strength
and valus to the bonds to be used for ihe purpose
of raising the necessary finds than even the en?
dorsement of the Staie Itself.. I would even, were
lt possible at this time, be willing to see tne
bonds endorsed hythe State cancelled and with?
drawn from the market, and have them, re?
placed by a first mortgage bond on the Blue
Kldge and Greenville Road combined. Circum?
stanced as we are by the road b'elrig encumbered
by a first mortgage securing this endorsed bond
by the State, and vested. rights in the bonds, lt
would be almost Impossible to make the exchange,
hence it becomes oar duty to adopt any and eve y
means to realize the greatest sum of money possi?
ble lor the security we have, and apply it strictly
and honestlyto the construction of the road. I am
satisfied that the four millions of bonds will place
thercadln such a stateof forwardness by a change
of route and grade, aa to requit e but little after
they are exhausted of additional outlay to open
communication to Knoxville, and whatever fur?
ther means may be required will be readily se?
cured by a short second "mortgage dh the whole
In conclusion, 1 would say that if the present
bill did not present a cortalnty of saving the
State from becoming eventually liable ?pon its
endorsement, of thc Blqe Ridge bonds, by.a fail?
ure to apply them ln'sucli"a way as to make the
road itself a sufficient guarantee for their pay?
ment. I would now withhold my official approval
of the bill. ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor. '
O?R WASHINGTON LETTER.
A Congressional Recess-The New Ses.
sion and that Adjournment Question
Joint High Commission at' Work?
Those Cabinet' Changes-Prospect' or
Political Vivacity in Washington
Kepnbllcun Majorities-Troops for the
[FROM OTO OWN CORRESPONDENT.] ^
. WASHINGTON, March o. j
To-day Congress has decreed a recess-a dies I
non-and the new members are taking advantage
&? the opportunity -presented by" making them?
selves acquainted with thc routine of department
business, and learning the paths to Executive
raver,- while their predecessor--, who retire to the
shades of private life, have enough to >do In set?
tling up old scores with "pubfic functionaries,''
ind looking round to discover what positions of I
public office are best available for them, and how.|
jeBt to obtain them. This refers, of cpurse.'to
?he members ci the dominant party. The few
Deratfcrats who have not been re elected are i
oslng very little lime In departing for their.
lome?, having little to ask and less to get lu tho
ivay of official favors at i lie present time.
To m ?rowjhe new Congress praelicallv com?
mences business, and first in? i riler" will he-the
luestlon of adjuurnthenr, which to day has been
,-ery much discussed. Nearly everv one Inclines
lo the belief that the general anxiety to get away
'rum the capital'will rade In the face of the Presl
lieut's de-lre that Uougress shall remain until the
return of the San Domingo commissioners.
. The members of the Joint Illgh Commission
[lave commenced in earnest thelr labers towards
jeaeefnlly solving the questions at Issue between
lins and the 'Cid Couurry." Beyond that fact
nothing can bo said, a* not a single word or the
:onsu.tatlonso"r the rc-ults thereof will be fur?
nished In advance of their official reports to the
Janeen and to Congress. ' The administration is,
no/e than ever sanguine of harmonious sessions,
ind the most pleasant ending of all disputes.
Several weeks r.go thc asset tum was made upon
Hie authority of those known to be lu the conll
Jcnceof the administration Dint, upon the ad
ourumf nt of Congress, a complete c'lauge would
jc made lu (lie Cabinet, and ever since there
nave been eager hints and anxious Inquiries
upon the subject, which, notwithstanding it had
jcen dropped from pubUc announcement and
lismlssed generally a's one of the rumors which
characterize Washington news, yet had believers
ap to the hour (37 adjournment. Many are still
looking for changes lu .the Cabinet, lt is easy to
see wh.? Bout well does not; go, or why Mr. Fishl
must remain-the one because of the new loan
negotiated, and the other because or the Joint
tligh Commission* Just having met-but, say
loose, who have contlsaally expressed their con
risdon s that a reorganization would be enveto i,
'there ls nothing tb keep Ak?rmun or Creswell
ur Belknap," ai! of whom were on the list to go
.mt. Graut, however, has said that li- will ask no
nember of his Cabinet to resign, and this may be
?he reason whir lc remains intact.
Thc change of government lu this district has
produced au animation Jn political circles almost
tu: nought of, and as the formor district is now
i Territory -aud elecis a delegate to Congress,
peat will be the interest lu the campaign, even
iXceedlng that formerly lett In ihe contests for
me mayoralty, which excited the highest aspira?
tions o: politicians of all parties, un i called out
he heaviest'vote the cty could poll There ls
talk of a number or candidates, certain of the
colored citizens feeling aggrieved a*.the Uxecutive
ippolntmeuis for thu Territory, desire to ruu oue
jr i heir own race fot Congress, aud be even with
south Carolina and the other Mates which send
negro representatives; the "Reform Republicans"
?.?o, aided by the Democrats, elected Mr. Emery
Mayor lastsuramer, will have a candidate, and,
ts things seem.now, there may tie ose oilier Re
mbllcan candidate. The Democrats will present
i "Si'mbu pure" devotee to old fashioned Jucicsou
Democracy, and there mav be an Independen',
..aniildate" in the field. Orider these prospects
here are signs of lively times ahead.
The Republicans now have a majority of thirty
tiree in'the Houso of Representatives, with four
states-New Hampshire, Connecticut, .Calirorala
?nd Texas-to elect members. The aim of the
eaders or the party ls to preserve-that majority in
.he tull Hotlse; bur. theauxletyls mingled with
n ave doubts. The members who have been in
he habit of giving their personal assistance In
States requirlug stump speaks s and good cam?
paign-rs will be called on to do duty once more,
ind several are a ready booke'd for aHitlou. lu
Sew Hampshire, it ls considered, great necessity
exists for a vigorous campaign and load stump
Drat ors. or lt ls lost to the Democracy; and the
jame is the case In Connecticut, lu Califor?
nia ihe chances ure by no means improving; and
in Texas, where the. dominant party In the State
nave prevented an e'ectlon thus far because of the
lear that, they would be drfeated, it is plain ta be
seen that everything favors the Conservative
A general order was Issued .from the War De?
partment today, making several transfers of
troops, among them a regiment of infantry' ls
transferred from the frontier to the Department of
the South; a regiment of cavalry ls also assigned
io thc same section. There is no doubt buf that
Hie object or these assignments ls to prevent . Kai
Klux" outrages, and that they ure sent at the re?
quest of Mr. Morton, the chairman of the "out?
A battei y or artillery is to be sen: to Charle-ton,
which will be ihe headquarters of the Third Artil?
lery. Colonel George Getty will have com
maud of the uew military'post. -ELK RIDGE.
A MARINE DISASTER.
. LONDON, March 7.
The Blilp Mistress of the Sea foundered in
?he ocean. Seventeen lives were lost.
SPARK8 FROM TUE WIRES.
A heavy storm yesterday prostrated the Si.
Chier Justice Chase is in Washington. His
tieallh is much Improved.
Messrs. Ferris, of New York. Aldrich, of Ver?
mont, and Howell,. of lows, are appointed the
commissioners to examine Southern claims.
THE ASPECT OF EUROPE.
A WARNING WORD TO ENGLAND.
The Emperor and Bismarck Journey
lng Home-France Preparing to For
. tify-Palladlne. and the Parisfans?
PARIS, March 7.
General d'Aurelie de Palladlnes has assum
ed command of the national guard of Paris. In
his first .order of the day, he invokes the co-ope?
ration of Frenchmen In the work of maintaining
order, and declares tranquillity alone will restore
order to France. Meanwhile a l disturbances win
be promptly repressed and their promoters stern?
ly dealt with. The press approve the general or?
der, and say affairs already show an Improve?
BORDEAUX, March 7.
The Assembly is in session, awaiting the report
of the committee on removal from Bordeaux.
.. . LONDON, Maroh 8.
Bismarck bas commenced his homeward jour?
ney. Tlie national gnard of Paris are excited over
General Palladlnes's appointment. Paris is other?
wise calm. v ...
Piais, March 8.
The Journal Officiel Invites the mayors of Paris
and the communes.to address a demand for part
of the funds sent by citizens of the .United states,
and urges that the delegate of the American gov
ment be added to the commission for distribu?
tion. - _ '
The Prussians yesterday delivered to the French"
all the forts ?n the left bank of the Seine. The
Emperor William.and staff have left Versailles for
Ferrleres. The Prussians are to completely evac?
uate Versailles by ihe ilth, and the neighborhood
by the loth. It ls hoped~the present difllcolties in
Paris will pass over without serlou?'distnrbances.
. WASHINTTTON, March 8.
Bismarck's circular to diplomats, narra-.leg the
events of file war* and the changj?r condition of
Germany, comments with A severity almost
amounting to animosity upon the offensive and
evasive attltade of England during the war.
The Latest-Kaiser \ynhtrm and Count
Bismarck Homeward Bound.
LONOON, March 8.
A dispatch from llanover of thia date-says that
the French, prisoners, who have been held in vari?
ous parts of the Kingdom ofHanorer, have been
forwarded to - Hamburg, whence they go to'
France. Count Bismarck has passed through Bin?
gerbr?ck ea roote to Berlin. He will be met at
Mayence by a committee of citizens, who will
welcome and escort him home to Germany. The
Emperor William has reviewed the first and
twelfth corps and the Wurtemburgens at Villiers.
The headquarters of the Emperor are now at Fer?
rleres. The elections to the Bavarian Chambers
resulted in the choice of 29 Liberals and 17 Patri?
ots- the latter are opposed to confederation.
PARIS, March 8.
The Minister of Marine proposes'a great reduc?
ion In the budget. The Minister of War proposes
i complete reorganization of the army, and the
.'rectlon of fortifications on the new German
"rentier. The army of the. Loire .will occupy the
brts round Paris.
NEW YORK, March 8.
It is rumored at Havana that a heavy en
ragement has occurred at Los Tunis. The lnsur
.ents had two - guns. The Spaniards were victo
lou?. The Radicals at Porto Rico, have elected
heir deputies for the Cortes, the Conservatives
BL ATE B OND CA SES.
WASHINGTON, March 8.
Two case?, one from Georgia; and the other
rom Mississippi-suits taken on notes given on
he sale of slaves-are bet?re the Supreme Conrt.^
fbe constitutions of .these States contain provls
ons forbidding their courts from taking Jurisdic
ion of such cases. These causes were argued by
ir. P. Phillips, who maintained that these pro'
dsions, which took away all remedy, affected the
iblgatlon of a contract, and were void under the
irobibitlon or the Constitution of the United
'tates, which prohibits States from violating the
??.ligation or contracts; that even when a war
anty ls given that the slave, sohl was a slave for
ire, this did not ipclude the act of the sovereign
n emancipating the slave; that no such warranty
iver exists; but when lt is expressly stipulated
or, that thc loss by emancipation, like the loss
>y death, fire, flood or war, must fall alone on the
iwner of tire property. The maxim of the com
non as well as of the civil law being, ilRes pertf
tont'uo." . . . .
THE STATE OE IEE WEATHER.
? WASHINGTON, March 8.
The department receives, now the full list
if reports from its stations reached by the Frank
In and Westeru Uulon telegraph lines. Synopsis
ir weather reports for the past twenty-four hours:
"lie pressure has diminished, with threatening
reather, on the middle Atlantic, and less so, wlfh
lear weather, on the south Atlantic. It has Pisen,
rlth threatening weather, on the east Atlantic,
'he central area ol the lowest barometer, which
ras yesterday evening Iii Nebraska, has moved
ery slowly to the southeast, arid now covers
Owa, Missouri and"Illinois. Its influence has ex
ended very rapidly to the Gulf, and less so te?
ra rds Lake Ontario. Heavy rains are reported
rom thc Mississippi Valley, with high and brisk
outherly winds from tho Gulf to. Lakes Michigan'
md Huron. High northerly winds m Nebraska,
'resIi winds prevail on the Atlantic coast- . *
A severe storm ls indicated for to-night and to
norrow for the Guir. High winds for Taursday
in the lakes. Threatening weather on the south,
Ulantlc, with fresh winds.
BLOODX WOREIN VIRGINIA.
STAUNTON, March 8.
At Buffalo Gap, lagt night,.about twenty-five
?egroes attempted to mob another named Jack
ion NorvlU. - Two of thc mob seized Korvin, when
he latter drew his knife and vigorously com
nenced to cut at them. He killed one Instantly,
md mortally wounded another. He then made
its escape Into his house where thc mob ediild
aot get at him. A few hours later he was arrest?
ed and brought to this place and lodged in jail.
THE DISTRICT OP COLUMBIA was included.for
he Urst time in the list or Territories in the House
ff Representatives on Saturday afternoon, when
.he delegates from the ecveral Territories were
?Ailed rorward to be sworn In. The delegate from
,he District or Columbia ls yet to be elected, and
lld not, therefore, come forward In answer to the
Boots, SljOCS, &Z._
Q.ET A PAIR OP *
CABLE SCREW WIRE
BOOTS AND SHOES;
COMFORT. ELASTICITY, DURABILITY Atf D
THEY EXCEL ALL OTHERS.*
Of 140,000 pairs sold last year by two leading
Boston manufacturers, and warranted against
' NOT ONE WAS RETURNED.
Patent Stamp on every one. Sold by all Lead?
ing Dealers. feb25-lmo
BEIN I A'N i'H A I L
COMMENCING MONDAY,-. MARCH 6.'
. DE CASTRO,
THE GREAT ILLUSIONIST.
Who- will appear and produce effects
'. And Incomprehensible,
And will also give away Qne Hundred Costly
Gifts every night.
Admission 50 cents; Gallery 25 cents.
.'AN ELEGANT SOFA
Will be the principle Gift, and the great Decapi?
tation Feat will positively be performed. Seats
may be secured at the HaU between 2 and 5
o'clock P. M. .
GRAND DHCASTRO MATINEE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AT 2 O'CLOCK.
Every child attending will receive a handsome
present. Admission to au parts or the Hall 25
. THE 3TONO
OP THIS CITY, "
' ARE NOW MANUFACTURING THEIR
" SOLUBLE GUANO, ?
Which will be furnished .at $50 cash-, or $55 on lat
November next witlr?CIty accep ance, and their
"DISSOLVED PHOSPHATE," for composting with
Cotton Seed, at $33 cash, or OB 1st' November
with 10 per cent additional.
"PURE GROUND PH03PHATE" at $16 cash.
Contracts for the Fertilisers may be made in ex?
ORDERS SENT WILL RECEIVE PROMPT AT?
J. D. AIKEN, AGENT.
? marl _._
T^ATTSON & CLARK'S
(FORMERLY CROSDALE^S) .
TRADE j w.C. j MARK.
The standard of this Fertilizer is. guaranteed.
It ls, manufactured from the South Carolina Phos?
phate Rock. Jorsaleby
feb21-tnths Sole Agent for South Carolina.
Q*W E N & MERCER'S
APRIL 18, 1870.
Moisture determined at 112 deg. Fahrenheit.. 2.so
Yielding Ammonia. 2.14
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid.'.- 6.08
Equal to Bone Puosph. Dissolved. ..13.27
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid.... ' 13.75
Equivalent tu. Bone Phos? hate.30 02
Total Phosphoric Acid...'..19.83
Total-Phosphate of Lime.43.29
Lime, Sulphuric Acid aud Alkaline
Salts, not separately estimated... 46.37
. ' 100.00
The foregoing- anal/sis authorizes ns to pro?
nounce "Bowen A Mercer'?" Phosphate a well?
-balanced and reliable manure. The amount of
Ammonia which lt contains lu.aid or that sup?
plied from natural sources, furnishes a sulUcleht
stimulus for prom ol Inn the growth-and maintain?
ing the vigor or* the plant, wm ie-its liberal supply
ur Soluble Phosphoric Acid In combination'wita
Lime, must give a satisfactory fruitage for the
first year. The Insoluble Phosphate of the same
base, by slow chemical change.?, subsequently
going on in. the soil, will increase Its capability for
producing a better crop for the succeeding yeur.
A. MEANS, Inspector,
Savannah, Chatham Co., Ga.
For sale by . . .
PAUL C. TRENHOLM, . .
Agent for South Carolina,
SUPERPHOSPHATE ?F LIME,
PUT-UP IN BAGS OF 130 POUNDS BACH.
PRICE PER TON OF 2000 POUNDS:
CASH, $5.7 50; APPROVED ACCEPTANCE,
PAYABLE 15TH NOVEMBER, $62 50.
FOR SALE BY
COHEN, S' CO.,
No." IC EAST BAY.
' lebio-thstulmo_?_ _
pACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S
(CAPITAL $1,000,000) ? ' *
?SO L U B L B PACIFIC GUASO.
This GUANO ls now so well known In all the
Southern-st ates for Ita remarkable effecte as ar
i agency for increasing the products of labor, aa
not to require especial commendation from us.
Its use for five years past has established its.
I character for reliable, excellence. ' The large fixed
capital invested by the Company In this trade,,
alfords" the surest guarantee of the continued ex?
cellence of-its Guano. J. N. ROBSON,
Selling-Agent, charleston, S. C.
JOHN S. REESE A CO., General Agents, Baltl
"P E -R T I L I Z E R S ..
I'.O tons No. 1 PERUVIAN (Chincha) GUANO,
1C00 bbls. Land Plaster, ground from the best
Nova b cot ia Rock, and warranted pure.
100 tons Pure Dissolved and 'Ground Bone.
150 tous Whitelock's Vegetator. The Vegetator
has been successfully used, and bears a
very hlEh reputation. It is second to no
other Fertilizer, except Peruvian Guano,.
offered in this market.
-loo tons "Ralston's" Dissolved Bone and Ammo?
. 100 bbls. Eastern Island Fish Guano, at $35 per
ton of 2000 ponnds.
- For sale by T. J. KERR A CO.
For sale a lot or A No. 1 Chincha Island GUANO,
in store and to arrive LOUIS McLAIN,
! J an 4 . . No. 31 Broad street.
TS AND SHOES
GET THE BEST I.
GET THE BEST !
GET THE BEST I
Buy your BOOTS AND SHOES at
No. 41 BROAD STREET.
He makes them to order. In any style desired,
using only the best material and workmanship.
Constantly un hand, a large assortment of cus?
tom made BOOTS AND SHOES, of all sizes.
Which dispenses trltln shoe strings and elastic,.
MADE TO ORDER at this establishment.
Call and examine specimens.
decl3-tnthe3mos So. 41 Broad street.
Clotluag ano irnrrnsr) mg OOO?S.
TO EEDTJCE STOCK, WE OFFER THE
. B?LAN?J3 OF ODE
GREATLY REDUCE!? PRICED,
BEAVER OVER SACES, $88 and $"40, to $35
?BEAVER OVER SACES, $35,. to $28
BEAVER OVER SACBLS, $30 and $32, to $2? *'
BEAVER AND MELTON OVER SACKS, $25?and
$28, to $20
BEAVER?ND MELTON OVER SACKS, $18 and
$22, to $16
BEAVER AND MELTON" OVER SACKS, $14 and
UNION BEAVER OVER SACKS, $10, to $7
ONION BEAVER OVER SACKS, $7, to $5
BEAVER, KING WILLIAM, $28, to $20
BEAVER, KING -WILLIAM, $20, to $15
CHINCHILLA H. B. SACKS, $25, to $20
CHINCHILLA D.B. S ASKS,.$15, to $12
CHINCHILLA V. B. SACKS, $12, to $10
CHINCHILLA!). BLACKS, $10, to $8.
WE HAVE IN STOCK,
A FULL L.INE OF GOffDS,
FOR MENS/ WEAR,
J. H. LAWTON ft CO.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BUILDING.
A NEW DISCOVERY ! !
Salvapon for the Hair.
WITHOc^EDIMENT ! !
OPEITr^HE LIGHT ! ! 1
For Restoring io Gra^Iair its
Original Color! .. '
PHALON'S " ViTALUr^iffers ut?
terly from all tjj^iair coloring
It is lui^hd, sweet smelling,
precufntates no muddy or slimy
matrer,requires no shaking, im
. parfe no stain to the skin. Hold
it to\he light and it is clear and
cloudless. It leaves no mark on
the seato.; yet it reproduces in
gray hair^tenaturalcolor that
time or sicKjr%ifimay have
bleached out of it^^^
is for one sole purpose Jlfiat of
reproducirig,with absolute cer?
tainty, the natura^olor of the
hair. It is noU^emled as a .
daily dressiu^?nor for re moving
scurf or ?JandrurT; nor for cu?
ring baJflness; nor for stimula?
ting tJTe growth of the hair.
Th.es! objects may be accom?
plish Jd after the color has been
fixed inth the Vitalia, by Pha?
lon's domical Hair Invigo
THE ViTAL??sSta harmless
and unequaled preparion for
the reproduction of lie origi?
nal hue of gray hair,?d notlv
ing else. This is accomplished .
in from two toten applications,
according to tiied^pth of shade
required. Soj?royall druggists.
Sold at wholesale by
BOWIE, MOISE & DAVIS,
Wholesale Druggists, Meeting" corner Hasel street.
Q H I S O L M ?t WHAL EY,
No. 39 BROAD STREET,
The under?lgned have thia day formed a copart?
nership for carrying an the Practice o? Law, un?
der the finn name or CHisoLM * WITALEY. .
R. CHISOLM, JR.
0?21 " ' ?W. JAMES .WHALET.
rj H E SOUTHERN "LIP?
INSURANCE! COMP A N T- ,
ATLANTA, QA. "
General John B. Gordon, President. AtUntt Gt?
General A. H. Colqultt, Planter, Barker County
Ga. * . *
A. Austen, Banker, Atlanta, Ga.
E. W. Holland, Atlanta, Ga.
J. H. Canaway, Atlahti, Ga
Hon. B. C. Yancey, Athens, Ga.
B. J. Smith, Planter. CarJiberc, Ga. .*. - ?; - *
fl. v. M. Miller, Atlanta, Qa.1
General Wade damptqn, Columbia, S. 0.
William Johnston, President 0 A 5. 0. R. R.,
Charlotte, N. 0. fi .?
C H. Pommy, Commission Merchant, 'Augusta,
Robert Thomas, Athens. Ga. . "
D. E. Butler, Commission Merchant; Au^msta, Ga.
B. L. WUllngham, Planter,- Allendale, e. C.
W.^, Caldwell. Greensboro'. N. 0.
R. H. Cowan. Wilmington, N. 0.
D. Ki Murchison, Wilmington, N. C..
F. J. Pelzer, Charleston, S. 0.
Dt G. Fowle, Raleigh. N. a
General W. R. Cox, Raleigh, ft.0.
BOARD OF DIR S Ot O B*8 ,
R. C. Brtnkley.-'Presiaent Memphis and Little
"Rook Railroad; Memphis, Tenn. . rei
F. M. White, President Mississippi and Tennessee'
Ba?roW, Memphis, Tenn. - ' '^J.
Amos woodruff, President Menfpfais and Ohio
Railroad, Memphis, Tenn. -
P. S. Davi9, President First- National-Bank, Mem
D. H. Townsend, Memphis, Tenn.
H. A. Partee, Cotton Factor, . Mem phis, lean. - -
T. A. Nelson. Colton Factor, Memphis, Tenn.
Hugh Torrence, Cotton Factor, Memphis, Tenn.'
J. w jller^ Contractor, Memphis, Tenn.
J.W. MCCOWB. Menhant, Memnhi8, Tenn. ?
Charles Ko rt recht, Attorney at Law, Memffnis,
.Tenn. . . .
C. W. Fraser, Attorney at Law, Memphis, Tenn.
General John B. Gordon, Atlanta, Ga.
W. C. Ireland, Louisville. Ky.
W. H. Cherry, Banker, Memphis, Tenn.
T. A. NELSON, Pr?sidant.
AMOS WOODKUKP, -First vice-president.
F. M. WHITE, Second Vice-president.
BEN. MAY, Secretary.
" OHAS. T. PATTEBSON, Assistant Secretary.
F. S. DATIS, Treasurer..
AUGUSTA BRANCH. '
D?B^.LLAVoN,tGeaCral Agent?- '
PAID UP CAPITAL. $2?,coo?
inoo me, per ann nm.i .ooo, ooo
Assets, January lat, nearly.1,2M,0QQ
SAMUEL Y. TUPPPER,
1845 P?BEIY ?DT?AL. 1845
NEW YORK DIFE
18 49...Organ lzed.........1845
. THOMAS FROST, '
General Agent, No. M Broad-'streer.
Shrugs, ?jetmtttlf, &t.'
ROSADALIS is the best Blood
ROSADALIS, a sure cure for
ROSADALIS, endorsed by
ROSADALIS, a potent remedy
ROSADALIS, a Remedy tried
ROS ADAH? the best Altera?
ROSADALIS endorsed hy th?
Dr. R. WILSON CARR, or Baltimore.
Dr. T. C. PUGH, ol Baltimpre?.
Dr. THOS. J. BO TR IN, or Ballimore.
Dr. A. DURGAN, or Tarboio"N..0.
Dr. J. S. SPARKS, of Nlcholasvlle, Ky.
Dr. A. F. WHEELER, or Lima, Ohio.
Dr. W. MULLOWAY, ol Philadelphia.
Dr. J. L. McCARTHA, of South carolina,
and many others. See ROSADALIS ALMANAC;
endorsed by Rev. DABNEYBALL, now of Mary?
land Conference, formerly,Chaplain, in the Con?
federate Army of Northern Virginia.
ls Alterative, Tonic and Diuretic, and acts at
one and the same time upon the BLOOD, LIVER,
KIDNEYS and all the SECRETORY ORGANS, ex?
pelling all Impure matter and bolldlng up the
system to a healthy, vigorous condition..
IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. .
DO WIE, MOISE A DAVIS, '.. ) Wholesale
GOODRICH, W1NEMAN ? CO., \ Agents in
Dr. H. BAERj* J Charleston.
mHE GREAT LUNG REMEDY !
GLOBE FLOWER COUGH SYRUP
Cares permanently- Bronchitis, Asthma, Coughs,.
Colds, Bleeding of the Lungs, Croup, Whooping
Cough and Consumption, when taken in time.
Has never failed.
OVERTWENTY THOUSAND LIVffiG WITNESSES
to bear testimony to the great superiority of
GLOBE FLOWER COUGH SYRUP over all other
lung remedies Introduced.
Globe Flower Cough Syrup, ls warranted not to
contain opium or other nauseous drugs in any of
. Globe Flower Cough Syrup ls legally .warranted
to cure I . \ ?
Globe Flower Cough Syrup ls protected by
letters patent, both ou trade mark label and com?
pound. iMu pleasant to tne taste and harmless
to the most delicate Infant. .
For sale by Druggists. Price $1 per bottle.
PEMBERTON, TAYLOR A-00?,
Proprietors and demists, Atlanta, Ga.
RosWELL GA., April 23,1870.
Messrs. Pemberton, Taylor it Co:
DEAB SIRS-i received the bottle ol Globe
Flower Syrup at noon, yesterday, and began the
use of lt Immediately. My patient passed a
more comfortable night than she has for three
months, and now, at 10 o'clock A. M., says she
reels like another woman. I intend to continue
the cse of the Qlobe Flower Syrup, believing lt
will make a cure. Never have I witnessed sn ch
great benefit irom a remedy, in so short a tune, in
my Ufe. I shall in the future uBe your Gio be
Flower Syrup in ad cases of colds, congas, and
all affections of the lungs that may present tie m
selves. .Respectfully, ? -
R.- li. ANDERSON, M. J.
For sale by all Druggists.
GOODRICH, WI NEMAN A CO., .
dec7-tuths3mos ._Oharlestoa. fl. G.
Q.ERMAN. SOOTHING COED?ALJ
-AN INVALUABLE. REMEDY FOR INFANTS I
ThlB ls ?de best Medicine for young.children,
suffering with Colic, Diarrhoea, or any other coro
plaint, incident to Teething. It may be ?iven
with safety, as lt contains no opium, or caer in?
Price, 25 cents a battle.
Manufacturai and for sale by
DE, H. BAEBV
Also by the following Druggists:
A. W. ECKEL A CO., Dr. A. RAOUL. 1 .
Dr. W. A. SKRINE, ' A. 0. BARBOT,
W. T. LITTLE A CO., J. BLACKMAN,
P. M. COHEN, Dr. E. H. KELLERS.
E. S. BURNHAM, . GRAMAN A >CHWAKE,
G. W. AIMAR, . .J- JACKWOOD,
G. J. LUHN, W. T. LINN,
And by Druggists generally._janzi
T ? 2 T B E 0 E I TE By.
CARBONATE OF AMMONIA
Bicarbonate cf Bods
Cream of Tartar
for sale, wholesale and retail, by
Dr. H. BABB,
octa NO. isl Meeting sire ev