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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
VICTORY IN NE W HAMPSHIRE.
Thc Cutest Returns.
WASHINGTON, March ic.
Nothing official received from New Hamp?
shire, but all advices confirm the Democratic
CONCORD, March 16.
The Concord Statesman thus sums up the
causes of the Republican deieat : "Had Charles
-Sumne?. not been torced from his place as
chairman of the Senate committee on foreign
relations, the Republican vote would have been
larger. Had the San Domingo scheme been*
left to the operation of natural causes instead
of being pushed with unreasonable persistence,
it would have been larger. Had Congress suc?
ceeded in restoring our commerce to the im?
portance it was before the rebellion, it would
have been larger; and had some of the land
grant bills, however wise aud just in them?
selves, been discreetly deterred until public
understanding had grown up to them, it would
hav^been larger; and had all these causes of
embarrassment been withheld we might have
carried the State by the usuai majority in spite
o? the demoralization produced in the party by
forcing upon it impopular nominations made
in packed caucuses."
CoNcoitD, March IC-Evening.
Returns from 215 towns indicate the election
by the people ol Pike by 33,339 votes, Weston,
33,881, scattering 1074. The House stands 1C2
Republicans and 164 Democrats, scattering 4.
The Senate stands 4 Republicans, 5 Democrats
and 3 vacancies. The executive council stands
2 and 2, with one vacancy. All the Democratic
Congressmen are elected.
NOTK.-Ia New Hampshire a majority is re?
quired to elect.
Fifteen towns remain to be heard from.
BOSTON*, March 16.
Resolutions strongly denouncing the re?
moval of Sumner were introduced Into the
Massachusetts Senate and ordered to be print?
ed. The first ?resolution commences, that the
people of Massachusetts have seen with alarm
the recent attempt on the part of thc Presi?
dent, unhappily successful, to dictate the or?
ganization of a Senate committee. Another
resolution says : The subserviency of the Sen?
ate threatens the removal of the great bul?
wark against Executive usurpations.
DEMOCRATIC ISSUES IN 1S72.
Will the Party Array Itself Against Ne?
gro Suffrage I
[From the New York World.]
A remarkable letter and speech of Judge
Linton Stephens, brother of Alexander H.
Stephens, of Georgia, have suddenly revived
in the Democratic press, North and South, a
discussion of the reconstruction questions,
which, for the four years succeeding the sur?
render of General Lee's army, were the en?
grossing political topic. We are willing to
nave these questions revived, and think it
fortunate that the discussion has been sprung
early in 1871 Instead ot being postponed to
1872. Thc questions are likely to be settled
and finally disposed of by the preponderant
public sentiment of the Democratic party in
such a way that they cannot be a disturbing
element in,the next Presidential canvass.
We fully untlerstanr" the Democratic senti?
ment of the North on .ha reconstruction ques?
tions; but our Information is not so trust?
worthy respecting the views of the Southern
Democrats. We are accordingly watching with
some solicitude the manifestation cf public
opinion in that great and interesting section of
our common country. The extracts which were
printed a lew days since irorn the Atlanta True
Georgian, asserted that Judge Stephens is
merely an exponent ot his own views, and not
a representative ot Southern Democratic opin?
ion. The Tme Georgian stated that ..four
fifths of the Southern Democrats" repudiate
Judge Stephens's ''extreme views.'' If further
expressions by the Southern press shall confirm
this estimate, the reconstruction measures may
be dismissed, by common consent, from the pcl?
inical arena, Ii ls desirable that the Democratic
press ia each State should express tho views
of those whom lt represents, wheu an easy
comparison will determine what the great
bo?y of the party regards as "live," and what
as "dead" Issues. One of the ablest and most
repr?sentai ive organs ot the New York De
mcracy, lias Just made what we believe to be a
perfectly authentic statement of the public
gentiment of Hie party iu this State. We re?
fer to the Albany Argus, published at the State
capital; a careful and guarded journal which is
always faithful to Its representative character,
and maintains close and confidential relations
with ihe State government and the rural
Democratic prees. The following extract
lrom a well-weighed editorial In the Argus
may be regarderas expressing the deliberate
and settled judgment of the Democracy of the
lt seems to be generally conceded that the Dem?
ocrats cannot be beaten in 1S72, except by their
own iLlsmanagemeut aud folly. The most saga
clous and far-seeing Republicana have Utile con
lldence in regard to the future. And yet half a
dozen hot-headed impracticables ct? foredoom
the Democratic parin to a defeat as titter and
overwTtelmino as that 0/186S, // they arv allowed
lo pul Ute organization on the extreme course
xchich then caused our doicnfall. We apprehend
no such result, however; :or ihe serious lessons
of tne past lew ye?rs will net he lost on the party,
nor will the sou:;d conservative statesmen, who
are entitled to direct and control the movements
of the organization, shrink from the proper res?
ponsibility of repressing the turau.ence of faction
and restraining thc movement ti those who
seek notoriety Irrespective OT the general we'
fare. Taere are certain obvious facts ilia,
cannot be overlooked or forgotten. The political
situation is determined aud unmistakable; There
is to be no revival of obsolete issues-no reaction?
ary movement or recurrence to the past-no n
consHeration of measures thal the people have,
decided upon. We resisted the three amendments
to the const.t'.itlcn so long as opposiMoa was of
any ava-1; but they are now a part orTne runda
meiital law, and ir is worse than useless tu dis?
cos- their character and tendency, thc means by
which they were carried, ortheenect produced
b. them. The provisiom embraced in the thir?
teenth and fifteenth amendmen!s are now in ope
ration, and in such a form thai Uiey cannot be
abrogated except by another r?volution.
The first of tuese aniendmen's gave freedom to
the negro, and we have neither the Inclination
northepocrer to remand him to servitude. The
Democratic party cheerfully accepts this as one
o? Vie consequences oj' the rebellion, and has no
desire io reverse ii. The flt' eenth amendment
secures the privileges or a Vuter to the negro, and
this provision having become incorporated into
most of the State constitution?, negro su?'rage
would remain, even if the amendment to the
Federal Consliiuti07i was rescinded. Thlsi-sue.
therefore, cannot be torced upou us. Au act of
Cungiess granting universal amuestyasan act
of justice t? the South, equally wise and humane,
will be one of tue flrst measures of the Democra?
tic party on coming Into power, and that will re?
move what ts objectionable in the fourteenth
The chief wisdom of a politician is to "un?
derstand his epoch.'' The statesman or politi?
cian who is not Kitted to discern ihe rising and
the receding tide, who cannot distinguish be?
tween the evening twilight which foretokens
darkness, and the morning twilight which her?
alds the dawn of a new day, was not born to
bc a leader of men. A second or third-rate
politician may acquire transient importance
as the representative of decaying issues, and
his temptation to play such a rple Is in propor?
tion to Iiis newness in Uje party with which he
acts. To illustrate by examples : Gt peral But?
ler and General Sickles are exotics In the Re?
publican party, and we accordingly find them
the extremist of all Republicans on questions
which the country isoulgrowing; whereas men
like Gratz Brown and Cari Schurz, who
were identified with the Republican move?
ment from the beginning, are under no neces?
sity of giving such proofs of their party
orthodoxy, li commonly happens that recent
proselytes to a political panv are its stltTest
nftralsts; this seeming the most obvious meth
oiPof atoning for past opposition and estab?
lishing the reality of their conversion. It is
therefore never safe for a political party to ac?
cept Its new converts as leaders. It Is only
the old and tried leaders, who have always
been in. its counsels auJ Identified with its in?
terests, that possess sufficient moral authority
to be safe counsellors and guides. Ii it is ne?
cessary to carry the party forward, they alone
caa lead such a movement without exposing
their fidelity to suspicion. Some of the old
Whigs and recent Republican recruits who
now act with the Democratic party are the
most violent extremists among us. This is a
reason why the party should lean upon its old
leaders, whose consistent fidelity protects
them against suspicion when they counsel the
abandonment of dead Issues. Fresh converts
are seldom sale counsellors. Having a new
character to establish and a new confidence to
gain, they are tempted to put on clothes of
last year's cut and fashion as an atonement
for not wearing them when they were the
prevailing style of the party.
Stripped of irrelevant accessories, which
only cloud and ?"nfuse, the real question ls,
whether the Democratic party will array itself
against negro suffrage in the next Presidential
election. It ls Inexpedient to do so for this
plain reason : that in the next Presidential
election the negroes will all vote, and on such
an issue every one of them would vote against
the Democratic candidate. If there should be
in the National Convention any Democrats
who desire the party to make an antl-negro
suflYage platform, they will come from States
where the negro vote is so large that the plat?
form recommended by such delegates would
certainly lose their own States. Any candi?
date who tries to get nominated by appealing
to that kind of sentiment, will solicit votes in
the convention which..do not represent electo?
ral votes among their constituencies. Any can?
didate who should get nominated on this issue
would be booked, not lor an election, but a de?
The important question is not who shall
vote, but what measures shall he adopted a s
a result of the voting. The Democratic party
wants a sound currency, reduction of taxes,
retrenchment ol government expenses, aboli?
tion of the protective tariff, non-interference
with the reserved rights of States, and a for?
eign policy consistent with the national
dignity and honor. Il these great objects are
attained, lt is ol little consequence whether
they are attained with or without negro votes.
Certain it is, that the negroes will vote in the
next Presidential election. Ii we can elect
our candidate in spite of their votes, negro
suffrage is nothing very formidable; but if ne?
gro suffrage ls ah insuperable barrier to our
success, how are we ever to get power to
abolish it ? To make that an issue now. would
be an act of political suicide.
GRAST OUT OF THE FIELD.
Leading Republicans Looking for a
Better Candidate - Thc Democrats
KlutKl- X e w England ? Unit for
[Special DiEpatch to the Kew York Tnbune.)
WASHINGTON. March 12.
The removal of Mr. Sumner from the chair
man-^iri of the committee OH loreign relations
continues, as lt has been for the past three days,
the exciting topic ot conversation in all political
circles; an? Its probable effects upon the fu?
ture of the Republican party, and the renomi?
nation ot General Granu are freely discussed.
All Republicans, except a few ol Mr. Sumner's
personal enemies in the Senate, agree that the
occurrence is very damaging to the party, and
may prove disastrous; in short, that lt was a
gross political blunder. The Democrats are
highly elated about the affair. They say that
the renomination of General Grant is inevita?
ble, because there is no man ol suffi?
cient strength to oppose him, but that
his defeat will fbi low as a neces?
sary* result of the dissensions occasioned
among the Republicans. Many leading Re?
publicans, on the other hand, assert that Gen?
eral Grant's renomination is new out of the
question, and that it is necessary to be ititi to
look about for a more available candidate, il
the party is to be saved from deleat. They
argue tbut the entire body of Hie New Englund
Republicans will be hostile to bim on account
ol the Sumner removal, and that lt ha? aliena?
ted also all the original anti-slavery men
throughout the country, who have "always
lormed the active workiug element of the Re?
publican party. There is already mucli can?
vassing of the relative merits and popularity
ol'many prominent public me?, with a view lo
their possible candidacy' for the Republican
nomination. Among others the names of Col
lax, Blaine, Sumner, Logan, Seheuck and Cox
are chiefly mentioned.
[From the Cincinnati Commercial.]
The least harm done by the removal of Mr.
Sumner will be to render the renomination of
Grant, or at least his re-election, impossible.
If it does not bring into power a puny that
will revolutionize the work of the past six
years, and put suffering Southern loyalists,
white and black, In jeopardy, it WKll be because
the Republicans in nai ional convention have
the high courage to set aside the claims ol the
Grant lamily, and place at the head ot the
Presidential ticket in 1872 some one who has
no senators to punish and no brothers-in-kiw
FREEDOM FOR IRELAND.
A New rVattonal XrUU Confederation
Projected-Address of the Fenian Ex?
The exiles from Ireland propose io form
an organization to be known as the Irish
Conf?d?ration, baving lor its object the
freedom of the Irish people. The direc?
tory oi the organization is to consist ol' O'Don
ovan-Rossa, chairman; Henry 8. Hullallj,
Thomas Francis Bourke, Edmund Power, aud
Patrick Walsh. Its power is limited io the
United States, each State aud Territory consti?
tuting a district. A general council is to be
formed, composed of one representative from
each State or district, and one from every so?
ciety desirotis of aiding the object ci the con?
federation. The directory ls to be empowered
to transact all business connected with the
confederation, to conduct all correspondence
with parties in Ireland, and are to make a '?
yearly report to the general council. The
weekly dues are fixed at tea cents each, and
the initiation fee at one dollar.
In behalf ol' the Confederation, the exiles
have issued an address to tue Irish people ol'
America, In which they hold that their claims
to the people's confidence were based on their
past records, and that theil past experience
in Irelaud gitve them a knowledge of the best
means to employ for Hie supporting and
c'rengthening of the cause there. This plan
of the Confederation was more simple and
comprehensive than any that bad yet been
advanced. As the principal tlilug that could
be done iu this country was the collection of
funds, and the Confederation proposed as
security that ull funds collected should not be
misspent or misdirected, that each State or
district should retain 75 per cent, ot all contri?
butions, and Hie members of the directory
would sal ?sly each representative to the gene?
ral coimcii that the funds would only be used
for the legitimate purposes for which the or?
ganization was lormed. The directory had
oeeu limited to five, in order to preveut any
treachery, as it was well known that England
would expend any amount of money lo get an
agent into the council. In conclusion, the ad?
dress stated that the only action the Confede?
ration would lake in regard to American poli?
tics was that, lathe event of the Uuited States
being involved ?-lu a war with EngUnd, the
Conlederatlou would put forth all its powers
in support of the administratiou in existence,
be it Democratic or Republican.
NEW YO UK, March 15.
The Fenian prisouer Ryan, arrested- in
Wales and sentenced for Ave years, arrived to?
day. The United Irishmen have paid to
O'Donovan Rossa and other members of the
new irish Directory $4500.
SEVERE STORM IN GREAT BRITAIN.
LONDON, March IC.
A violent storm prevails throughout Great
Britain. The telegraphs are down, and many
vessels are ashore Th? shipping is otherwise
much damaged. The details ure awaited with
NEWS FROM WA SHIN G TON.
The ?v. K. Still a Disturbing Element
A Statue or Professor Morse- A Bitter
Fight Between the Speaker of the
House and Ben Butler-A Word Dress?
ing- B. B. Badly Punished.
WASHINGTON, March IC.
The Senate caucus was long and stormy,
eight or ten senators being frequently on the
floor at once. It was finally agreed to lay the
matter of adjournment on the table and,pro
pose a joint commission of Ave senators and
seven representatives to take evidence and
instruct the Judiciary committee to report a
Ku-Klux bill, and to entertain no other legis?
In the Senate the bill allowing the statue of
Professor Morse to be placed in the public
grounds was passed. The bill removing indi?
vidual disabilities came up, but upon an amend?
ment by Trumbull, making the removal gene?
ral, it was withdrawn. Several propositions
to restore order South were referred.
Morton presented a memorial from the Re?
publican Association of this city, declaring that
colored people were deterred from going South
by the Ku-Klux.
The Senate then adjourned for caucus pur?
In the House, Kelley rose to a personal ex?
planation, declining to serve on the committee
of thirteen, and called attention to a circular
placed on members' desks by Butler, charging
that high tariff men and Democrats had struck
hands to pass the resolution. As a high tariff
advocate he protested against the truth of the
statement. Butler said the committee resolu?
tion was passed by a trick, and in defiance of
the Republican organization. A general dis?
cussion, regarding the fidelity to the caucus,
ensued, when Blaine, calling Wheeler to the
chair, took the floor. He thought Butler's let?
ter demanded some notice from him, and ask
e'? Buller whether he did not know Blaine had
written and procured the presentation of the
resolution. Butler was not informed. Blaine
said he had taken the resolution to Butler In
Blaine's handwriting, and Butler had suggest?
ed alterations. Blaine placed Butler on the
committee because Butler had said that Blaine
would pack the committee. Alluding to But?
ler's charge that Republicans had been
coerced into voting for the committee, Blaine
wanted the coerced Republicans to stand np
now, or forever held their peace. None rose.
Blaine then demanded of Butler who were
coerced ? Butler replie1', "It would be a be?
trayal of a private conversation." After furth?
er colloquy, Blaine said he despised and spit
upon the assertion of the man who
said he had no right, as a representative
from Maine, to offer thi3 or any other resolu?
tion. Even Butler's insolence would not car?
ry him to that extent. Recause he had writ?
ten this resolution he was accused of playing a
trick upon the House. Butler said he repeated
now tbat it was a trick. Blaine intimated that
Butler was In the habit of telling and repeat?
ing whatever he 'pleased except the truth.
Blaine characterized the letter as a covert in?
sult to the speaker ol the House, and consid?
ered lt thc meanest, most contemptible .and
most unfair attack ever made. Butler said it
was the speaker's business to keep his seat.
Blaine retorted that Colfax once had occasion
to leave the chair io chastise Butler. Elaine
said, "God may forgive you, but I never will."
Butler replied very bitterly. Dawes, Garfield
and others attacked Butler^" The fight was en?
tirely on the Republican side. Butler, Kelley,
Coburn and Shellabarger were excused from
the committee. Adjourned.
A movement is on foot for establishing a na?
tional revenue police to assist revenue officers
in enforcing the law in all sections of the
Subscriptions to the new loan to-day one
million. Bout wei' thinks that the amount ol
two hnndred millions will he placed within
The loyalist claims committee make the iron?
clad oath a prerequisite to entertalnlngclaims.
TUE STATE OF TUE WEATHER.
WASHINGTON, March 16-7 P. M.
The barometer lias lallen during the day
along the Atlantic coast, with fair weather on
the south Atlantic, and clouds and ruin
on the middle and east Atlantic. Fresh
south aud east winds have prevailed
along the Atlantic coast. The winds on
the lakes have been fresh, and from the
southeast and southwest. The tempera?
ture has increased very rapidly on Lakes
Erie and Ontario, but is decreasing in the
west and south. Falling barometer and rising
temperature are reported from the Rocky
.Mountain?. Southeasterly winds have prevail?
ed on the Gulf, but these are now replaced by
fresh northerly winds. Probabilities: Fresh
winds and clearing up weather are indicated
lor Friday on the Guli, south and mid Atlantic;
cloudy weather and fresh winds on the east
Atlantic and lower lakes; fresh winds on the
tipper lulces. _
AN OFFER FROH SPAIN.
NEW YORK, March IC.
The Tribune has a Washington rumor that
Spain, through Sickles, offers to sell Cuba-and
Porto Hico to the United Slates for a hundred
millions o? dollars.
BEA UREGARD ON T?1E FRENCH JOE
Ile Ridicules (he Idea that he ever Con?
tcuipiatvd Engaging in the Franco.
So mauy false statements have been pub?
lished about the alleged movements of Gene?
ral Beauregard, in connection with the Franco
German war, that the following letter IrOm
the General, dated New Orleans, March 7, and
addressed to .Mr. H. W. Burton, ol'the Peters?
burg Index, will be r *ad with interest:
Bear Sir-Your favor of the 27th ultimo has
been received. I had seen ia the newspapers
the report ol' my being In France to assume
command of a part of the French army, but I
did not. think it ol sufficient importance to the
public to deny the report, and to state that i
have uot been absent from the United Stutes
Being of French origin, (my ancestors hav?
ing emigrated from France tb Louisiana over
a century ago.) my sympathies were with the
French in their late war with Germany; but not
being "an o?cer de fortune" (a military adven?
turer,) I dM not feel called upon to offer my
sei vices iua struggle in which I was not di?
rectly or indirectly interested. Moreover, it
might have appeared rather presumptuous on
the part ol' au ex-Conlederate officer to sup?
pose that he could be ol' much service to a na?
tion represented to have the best officers and
soldiers lu the world.
Alter the fall of Sedan and Metz, which
"iiublecl the Germans to concentrate their
forces ugainsl gallant Paris, the litte o? France
appeared settled ! To continue tho Struggle
aller the surrender of Paris, when all the Ger?
man armies could be employed in overrunning
the whole ol' France, destroying all her re?
sources, would simply be suicidal ! She had
better make a virtue of necessity, gird her
loins, submit to her hard fate, and, lookiug
to her history from the days of Charlemagne,
put her hopes in the future.
I remain yours, most truly,
G. T. BEAtT?EGARD.
WORDS OF WARNING.
Predictions as to the Future of Sonth
GREENVILLE, S. C.,jMarch 13.1871.
To his Excellency Governor ScoU:
SIR-I uuder-tand that you are consulting
your political opponents, In; every section of ]
the State, as to the best means of preserving
order, peace, and the enforcement of the laws
in South Carolina. You hafe invited promi?
nent gentlemen throughout the State to meet
you In Columbia for this laudable and patriotic
purpose. I believe, slr. that" you are now sin?
cere In this purpose, notwithstanding your
"Winchester rifle speech" In Washington a year
or two since, in which you fiendishly proclaim?
ed that this instrument of denth, 'in the hands
of the negroes of South Carolina, was the
most effective means of maintaining order
and quiet in the State. I rejoice to And that a
change has come over trie spirit of your
thoughts and actions; and I, for one, am
ready and willing, with all the good people of
the State, to sustain you/ in your present
course. The tone and temp?r of your recent
message to the Legislature m et&lence of your
Permit me to say to you, air, In all candor
and sincerity, that the stensioi the times indi?
cate, unmistakably to my m lud, that we are on
the eve of a bloody, tumultuous commotion,
unles? something is done* to quiet public
opinion. The incendiary destruction of prop?
erty every night, and the roguery of the Legis?
lature in their appropriations and taxation,
amounting ultimately to Confiscation of all
real and personal estate,' cannot be bone
much longer. There is a pidnt beyond which
human endurance cannot g >, let the conse?
quences be what they may.
I know it is not In your power to reform the
Legislature, or stay effectually their corrup?
tion, bribery, prodigality and roguery. t But
there are two things which you can do, and
should do, the sooner the better-disarm your
militia, and appoint good and intelligent men
to office. All the lawlessness and violence
which have disgraced the Slate have been
owing to these two sources of mischief.
Never was there a more fatal mistake, or a
more diabolical wrong committed, than when
you organized colored troops throughout the
State, and put arms Into their bands, with
powder and ball, and denied the same to the
white people. It was atrocious. The bloody
tragedy at Laurens was owing to this, and
nothing else. The murder of Stevens and
other white men at Union by one of your ne?
gro companies, and the subsequent execution
of ten colored prisoners, was owing to the
same cause. The fearful killing and murder
of a number of men at Chester was likewise
owing to your colored militia. The violence
and lawlessness at Yorkviile originated in one
of your worthless appointments. Heretofore,
your appointments have been mostly made of
ignorant and corrupt men, who cannot en?
force the laws and preserve the peace.
The colored people ol South Carolina be?
haved well during our civil war, and would
have continued to have done so, but for the
unprincipled carpet-bagger who came amongst
them and stirred up hatred to the white race
by the most artful and devilish appeals to their
lears and bad passions. Unprincipled white
men living amongst us, seeing an opportunity
of office and plunder, joined the carpet-bag?
gers. These two classes united In persuading
the negroes that they would be put back into
slavery, and that they mnst apply the torch to
redress their supposed wrongs ! It is not
surprising that a people so Ignorant and
credulous as the negroes are, should,
tims have been led astray. They were
told that lands would be given them and their
children educated. Hundreds of thousands of
dollars have been appropriated for this pur?
pose, and all squandered and stolen by their
pretended friends ! A multiplicity of offices
have been created to reward political parti?
sans; salaries have been increased, millions
appropriated for railroads, and tne most ex?
travagant waste of public moneys in every
way ! The public officers and the members of |
the Legislature are charged with the most
shameless corruption, bribery and roguery. It
ls impossible for the industry of the State to
pay the taxps. There is no security for prop?
erty ! It is impossible for this thing to go on
and preserve order in the Stale. The State
bonds will not be paid.
1 earnestly desire the peace and prosperity
of my Slate. I did all that 1 could to prevent
the secession of South Carolina and thc civil
war which ensued. My predictions of all the
evils which have ensued were treated with
scorn and contempt by those in power and
authority. You, sir, and those in power at the
present Hine, may not heed my predictions
again; but the day is fast approaching when
yon will realize all vital I have said, unless
some change takes place.
Yours, ?tc. D. F. PKRRT.
KU-KLVX IN CALIFORNIA.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15.
The vigilance committee took Wm. Willis
from juli in Vir. inia City to the basement of |
the opera house, which he had attempted to
burn, where a hundred masked men hung him
till he confessed, implicating others, who have
since been arrested. Willis was taken back to
jail where he repeated his confession to the
chief ol police.
.?ty IHM ENSE MORTGAGE.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 16.
The mortgage of the franchise and chattels
ol the Soul hern Pacific Railroad, for eight mil?
lions of dollars, was recorded to-'day.
-The regalia of the German Empire, long
kept in the Hof bourg at Vienna, will probably
be used during the approaching coronation of
King William as Emperor of Germany. First
lu order is thc crown, which measures just one
foot in height, and which is of twenty-four and
twenty-one carat gold, beset with pearls and
various other gems. To keep lt from pressing
disagreeably close to thc head ot the royal
wearer, it ls prov! ted with a red velvet cap, or
lining, which is worn inside of it. The scep?
ter, which i3 of sliver, gilt, is two feet long.
Thc point terminates ia an acorn, around
which ure clustered four oak ?eaves, two of j
them being bent downward, while thc other |
two are Inclined upward. Next is the Iieiclts
apfel-thia is what the Prussian eagle holds In
Us talons. It is a hollow ball of the finest gold,
abou6 a hand's spuce in diameter, being three
and three-quarter inches across. This Is encir?
cled by two rings, the one perpendicular and
the other horizontal. The first mentioned ls
half covered with jewels, while the ring which
is placed horizontally Is entirely covered with
them. On the lop of thc ball Is set a cross, also
coverel with gem?.
YESTERDAY IN EVROPE.
Thc Final Treaty-Pestilential Battle?
fields-Nameroas Uuribaldians In Pa?
ris-Fears of Disturbances.
BERLIN, March 16.
At a long conference at the Foreign Office,
Yon Arnim was present ana received full in?
structions regarding the final treaty to be ne?
gotiated at Brussels.
LONDON, March 16.
A Lille special says the battle fields in the
north of France threaten to become pestilen?
tial. Bodies are floating in the dykes and
It ls rumored that Rlcctottl Garibaldi is in
Paris. The Times' special reports that the
presence of numerous Garibaldians in Paris
has a disquieting effect upon the population;
The Cabinet appointed M. Valentine prefect
ol the Paris police. This appointment insures
prompt action against tumults. The police
will, however, permit the usual Mid Lent
gatherings. Dlrturbances are feared. . The in?
flammatory Journals have-been suppressed.
LONDON', March 16.
The Times, of to-day, has an editorial upon
the reception of Venians in the United 'States.
It considers the whole proceeding discredi?
table to all concerned, and appeals to honest
Americans not to Judge England from Fenian
VIENNA, March IC.
The Emperor o? Austria has sent Count Pa
tocki to salute the Emperor Wilhelm, at Ber?
lin, upon his coronation.
PARIS, March 16.
VInoy lorbids the masquerading to-morrow.
The evacuation of Pleppe and the surrounding
country was completed to-day.
LAWS OF THE STATE.
Acts and Joint Resolutions, Passed by
the General assembly of South Caro?
lina, Session of 1870-'71.
[0 F F I C I A L.I
AN ACT to determine the day of election of the
Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Marles?
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting in General As-1
sembly, and by the authority of the same :
That so much of the charter of the1 City of
Charleston, and the amendments thereto, as
determines the day of election, be. and the
same is hereby amended, so as to fix the day
of election of Mayor and Aldermen for the said
City of Charleston, on the first Wednesday of
August, eighteen hundred and seventy-one,
(1871.) and on the first Wednesday of the same
month in each alternate year thereafter: Pro?
vided, That the present Mayor and Aldermen
shall continue in office until the day fixed by
the charter of the City of Charleston for the
qualification of their successors
SEC. 2. That the Mayor and Aldermen now
in office shall continue therein until their suc?
cessors are elected and qualified.
SEC. 3. That all laws now in force In rela?
tion to the election of Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Charleston, except so far as hereby
repealed, be and continue in force.
Approved March 7, 1871.
JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the State audi?
tor and county commissioners to levy cer?
Le it resolved by the Senate and House of |
Representatives of the State of South Caroo?
na, now met and sitting ia General Assembly,
and by the authority of the same:
That the State auditor be and he ls hereby
authorized and directed to levy and cause to
be collected a lax not to exceed seven (7) mills
on a dollar on all the taxable property in the
Slate to meet appropriations for the fiscal year
1871, and the county commissioners of the
several counties in the State are hereby au?
thorized to levy and cause to be collected a
tax not to exceed three (3) mills on a dollar
on all the taxable property In their respective
counties lor the fiscal year 1971.
? Approved March 7,1671.
AN ACT to create a debt oi the State of Soutli
Carolina, to be known as the sterling funded
debt; the same, or the procaeds thereof, to
be exclusively used in exchange for, or in
payment of the existing public debt of, said
SECTION I. Beit enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of South
Carolina, no w met and sitting in General As?
sembly, and by the authority of the same :
That thc Governor of the State be, and he is
hereby, authorized to borrow, on the credit of
the State of South Carolina, a sum not exceed?
ing one million two hundred thousand pounds
slerliug; such debt to be represented by cou?
pon bonds; the same to bear six pounds per
centum per annum, interest, in gold, payable
semi-annually; the principalandiutercst there?
of to be payable in the City of London, in
England, und the principal thereof to be re?
deemable and payable within twenty years
from thc passage ol this act, in gold coln.
SEC. 2. Such debt, hereby authorized, shall
be known a? the sterling funded debt. Tim
bonds to be issued in pursuance hereof shill
be signed by the Governor, and countersigned
by the State treasurer, under the seal of this
Slate. They may be issued in sums of not
less than one hundred pounds sterling
The coupons attached to such bonds shail
be signed by the State treasurer, or exe?
cuted in such manner as the Governor of the
State may approve, his signature to said bonds
being evidence of such approval.
SEC. 3. That all of the bonds authorized by
this act, or their proceeds, shall be used exclu?
sively in exchange for, or in payment of, the
existing public debt of this State heretofore
SEC. 4. That all the bonds hereby authorized
shall be placed in the hands ot a financial agent
o? this State, to be appointed by the Governor,
attorney-general, and treasurer, comptroller
general, secretary ol State: Provided, That
said financial board shall receive no compen?
sation. Such agent shall reside in the City ol
London aforesaid; and the financial board
hereinbefore authorized, or a mijority of them,
through the financial agent of the State in
New York, are hereby authorized aud directed
to enter into an agreement with such financial
agent as may be appointe 1 a3 atoresald lor the
negotiation ol' s lid bonds; for the payment of
the interest thereon until the maturity there?
of; for the payment of said hoads at maturity,
and for the exchange of the same for any ol'
th? public debt of this State, or for the pay?
ment ol' any ot said public debt, from the pro?
ceeds of such new bonds as they may deem to
be for the interest or this State : Provided,
That none of the existing public debt as afore?
said shall be paid before the maturity thereof
ont of the proceeds of the bonds hereby au?
thorized, unless the same can be purchased
and redeemed at a rate not exceeding the
rate at which such new bonds shall be
negotiated ; and, for the purposes of
this act, and in payment o? Interest on
said bonds, and in the redemption thereof, the
pound sterling shall be deemed to be the equiv?
alent to Uve dollars In gold coin of the United
States : Provided, That. the financial agency
created by this act shall not be placed in the
hands of any one person, but shall be entrust?
ed to the management of a responsible bank?
ing-house, of flrst-clasB reputation, in the new
and old world.
SEC. 5. That an annual tax, in addition to
all other, taxes, shall be levied upon all the
taxable property within this State sufficient to
pay the interest on the debt hefeby authorized,
at the time when such interest .hall become
due and payable, and such interest shall be re?
mitted to said financial agent In London, and
a further similar tax shall be levied in the
the same manner sufficient to provide for
a sinking lund of two per centum In gold
per annum on the full amount of the
debt hereby created, which sinking lund
shall be remitted to the said financial
agent of the State In London, to be applied to
the redemption and payment of two per cen?
tum or the principal of the said bonds at par.
The bonds thus to be paid shall be annually
drawn, by lot, at such time and place, and
under such regulations as the Governor of the
State and said financial agent may determine,
and on all such drawings the American Min?
ister to the Court ot St. James In England, or
the secretary of the American Legation In
London, or the American Consul at London,
shall be Invited to be present, and to certify to
such drawings. .
SEC. 6. From time to time, and when any
of the existing public debt of the State shall
be redeemed, by the exchange ol the bonds
hereby authorized, or shall be paid from the
proceeds thereof, such debt, so redeemed or
paid, and the evidence thereof, shall be forth?
with absolutely cancelled, and shall not be
reissued In any form, and the total amounts
thus redeemed or paid shall be annually re?
ported by the comptroller-general.
SEC. 7. That the faith, credit and funds of
the State of South Carolina are hereby solemn?
ly and irrevocably pledged for the punctual
payment of the principal and interest of the
debt hereby created, and for the annual re?
demption of that portion thereof for which a
sinking fund ls authorized; and the issue by
the Governor of any of the bonds hereby au?
thorized shall be conclusive evidence, in it?Vor
of any bona fide bolder thereof, that the pro?
visions of this act have been fully complied
with by the State officers, and that such bonds
are legally and properly created.
SEC. 8. The honor and credit of this State ls
also hereby pledged to the holder of the debt
authorized by this act, that this State will net
hereafter, by itself, officers or agents, until
said debt is fully paid and discharged, create
any new debt or obligation, or by the loan of
its credit, by guaranty, endorsement or other?
wise, excepting tor the purpose of meeting Its
obligations, or In and for the ordinary and
current business of the State, without first
submitting the question as to the creation of
any such new debt, guaranty, endorsement or
loan of its credit to the people of this State, at
a general State election, and, unless two
thirds of the qualified voters of the State vot?
ing on this question shall be in favor of a
further debt, guaranty, endorsement or loan
ot Ita credit, none such shall be created or
SEC. 9. The commission herein appointed,
or a majority of them, are hereby authorized
to pay such sums as may be necessary for the
purpose of carrying this act Into effect, out
of any funds of the State not otherwise ap?
SEC. 10. For the purposes of this act, and
to carry out the same, all acts, or parts of
acts, Inconsistent with this act, are hereby re?
Approved March 7,1871.
AN* ACT to amend an act entitled "An act pro?
viding for the assessment and taxation of
property, passed 15th September, 1868, an J
all acts amendatory thereto."
SECTION' 1. De it enacted, by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of Sonth
Carolina, now met and sitting in General As?
sembly, and by the authority ot the same,
That so much of an act entitled "An act pro?
viding for the assessment and taxation of prop?
erty,'" approved the 15th of September, 1868,
and all acts amWIatory thereto as provides
for the appointment and pay of district asses?
sors and assistants be, and the same are here?
by, repealed; and hereafter lt shall be the duty
of county auditors to receive the returns and
make the assessments, provided for in said
act, within the times prescribed by law; and
for this purpose the offices of the county
auditors ehall be kept open to receive the re?
turns of taxpayers during such times as ls
now or may be hereafter fixed by law.
SEC. 2. That the various county auditors be,
and they arc hereby, authorized to appoint .a
sufficient number of assistants to enable them
to complete the said assessment within the
lime fixed by law; and to defray the expenses
of making said assessment, thc said auditors
shall draw their warrants annually upon the
county treasurers, to be approved by the
county commissioners, for such sums as may
be necessary, but not to exceed the following,
to wit : The auditor of Charleston County,
two thousand dollars; the auditors of Richland,
Orangeburg, Edgefleld, Beaufort, Barnwell,
Coileton and Abbeville Counties, one thou?
sand dollars; the auditors of Chester, Darling?
ton, Fairfield, Greenville, Marlon, Sumter ami
York Counties, eight hundred dollars; the au?
ditors of Georgetown, Kershaw, Laurens, Lex?
ington, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union
Counties, seven hundred dollars; the auditors
of Chesterfield, Clarendon, Marlboro' and Wil?
liamsburg Counties, six hundred dollars; the
auditors o: Anderson. Horry, Lancaster,
Oconee and Pickens Counties, five hundred
SEC. 3. That whenever any taxpayer shall
fall to make return to the auditor of his county
within the time prescribed by law, it shall be
the duty of the county auditor to enter on the
tax duplicate against such taxpayer the prop?
erty charged to him the previous year, with
fifty per cent penalty added thereto, except in
cases of sickness or absence (rom the county,
when the true amounts of property only shall
be charged. .
Approved the 9th day of March, A. D. 1871.
A GENCY OF THE DEV? LIEUX
STEAM SAW MILLS,
BCILDERS" UEPOT, No. 94 CIIURCH STREET,
TUREE BOORS NORTE OF BROAD.
The undersigned respectfully solicits orders for
CITY MILL SAWED LUMBER, to be delivered at
any wharf in me city, our Mills being operated by
experts and experienced mechanics, we expect to
offer a superior article of lumber, both In quality
and regularity ol cutting. Vessels of the largest
size can be loaded at the Mills. Having made ar?
rangements for the manufacture of Boxes for
shipping vegetables, at prices which win defy
competition, we Invite the atrention of farmers
ami shippers to our line lists. For one cent ad?
ditional Uoxcs in lots of loo or over will he deliver?
ed at the forts oi'the road. E. M. uRrtilf.fc.
.pURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & CO.
TO THEIR FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC
That, owing to tbe
SPECIAL FACILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Of their Resident Partner In New York,
They are enabled to purchase their supplies of
FINE AND STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Both Foreign and Domestic, in aU cases from
AT THE LOWEST CASH FIGURE,
And thoa to offer
EXTRAORDINARY INDUCEMENTS TO CUS?
?Their prices will be found from
TWENTY TO FIFTY PER CENT. LOWER
Than those of any other Dry Goods House
in the Sooth.
They Invite an'Inspection of their S to :1c, which ia
made np of
NO AUCTION GOODS,
But whloh will be found to consist of an immense
THE CHOICEST AND LATEST NOVELTIES
IN THEIR LINE.
Comparison, as to quality, with the best goods
IS CHALLE N.-O E D ,
And competition as to price
Every article sold by ns ls warranted to be pre?
cisely as represented.
Oar motto is
.QUICE: SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,';
And Customers who wish to
SAVE MONEY IN BUYING
Will do well to give us a call.
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT 4 CO.
Up-Town Store, I Down-Town Store,
Ka 487 King street, No. 244 King street,
Corner of Calhoun. | Near "The Bend."
Read a few or the Testimon?ala in regard to the ?
EFFICACY of that STERLING MEDICINE,
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS..
A few Cen l fl cates from the many in our posses?
sion from persons who have tested the
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS:
FROM THE POSTMASTER AT TUMBUNG
TUMBLING SHOALS, 8. C., April 9, 1870.
Messrs. GOODRICH, WINEMAN A Co., Charleston^
Gentlemen-This ls to Inform you that about a
year ago l was In delicate health, worn ont with
old age and hard work, weighing one hundred
and twenty-live pounds; upon request I com?
menced using the OLD CAROLINA BITTERS. Af?
ter using nine bottles, 1 felt as well and vigorous
as thirty years ago-went to work and made
money. I weighed, arter using the above, one
hundred and seventy-two pounds. I have since
been strong and hale. Accept, gentlemen, my
thanks, and success say I to the OL a CAROLINA
(Signed) RANSOM PHILLIPS, P. M.,
Tumbling Shoals, S. 0.
FROM ANDREW CHAMBERS, IRWINTON, GA.
iKWINTON-, GA., September 26,1809.
Messrs. GOODRICH, WISEMAN A Co.:
Gentlemen-When m your city, two weeks ago,
your Dr. Service gave me a cottle of your cele?
brated CAROLINA BITTERS, which I brought
home for my father, whose health was very feeble.
After using lt he was so well pleased with its
effects, that he considers them almost indispensa?
ble. Please find enclosed sixteen, ($16,) the price
or two cases; direct them W. J. Chambers A Son,
No. 16,0. R. R. Yours, very respectfully,
(Signed) ANDREW CHAMBERS.
ANOTHER VOICE FROM GEORGIA.
FORT YALLET, GA., September 15,1869.
Messrs. QOODRICH, WINEMAN 4 CO., Oharleston:
Gentlemen-I take great pleasure in informing
you that my wife has experienced great benefit
from the use of the OLD CAROLINA BITTERS.
lt Ls certainly a good medicine, and I would be
pleased If you would Bend me another dozen im*
mediately. Respectfully, Ac.,
(Signed) J NO. A. HOUSER.
Sold by ali Druggists In Charleston. The trade
GOODRICH, WINEMAN Sc CO.,
Principal Depot, No. 35 Hayne street.
Premium ? ano Sale.
$95?00Q _ $95,000
LAST CHANCE TO SEE WHAT $5 WILL DO?
$s Will secure a Share in the Aiken Premium S6
$5 Land Sale.Invest $5
$6 WlU secure a share as above and a Une $5
?5 Work of Art to adorn your homes.
$? Will secure a share and the Steel Engrav
$5 lng, "Mtrrlageof Pocahontas,"...worth
$6 will secure a share and the Steel Engrav- $5
$6 lng, "Landing of Columbus,".worth $5
26 Win seenre a share and the Steel Engrav- $5
$5 lng, "The Day we Celebrate,".worth $5
$5 Will secure a share and the beautiful $&
$5 Chromo, "American Autumn,". ...worth $5
$5 wm secure to some shareholder the Der- ss
$5 by Mansion and 26 acres or Vineyard and $5
$5 Orchard, valued at $26,000. $5
$5 Will secure to some shareholder "Rose- $5
$6 ville Farm," 160 acres. $6
$6 valued at $10,000.invest $6
$6 Will secure to some shareholder "Gin- $5
$6 house Farm," 105 acres. $5
$s valued at $6000.invest $6
SS Win secure to some shareholder who tn- $6
$5 vests, a Peach Orchard, valued at $3500 $6
$5 Will secure to some shareholder a Vine- $6
$5 yard and Peach Orchard. $5
$6 valued at $3000....Invest $5
$5 will secure to some shareholder a fine ti
$5 Villa Site, with Cottage. Garden, Ac, $5
$5 valued at $2600.invest $5
$6 WU! secure to 88'other shareholders val- $6
$5 nable properties, ranging m value from $6
$6 $300 to' 81500.Invest $5
$6 These Real Estate Prizes. $5
$5 valued at $95,000, are located in the bean- $5
$5 tiful Town of Aiken, South Carolina... $5
$5 Its unequalled climate and health-giving $5
$5 surroundings, has made it the $6
$5 "SARATOGA OF THE SOUTH." $6
$5 The Shares will be distributed April 21st, $6
$5 when each Shareholder will see . $6
$5 "WHAT FIVE DOLLARS WILL DO." $6
"There ls a tide In the affairs of men, which,
Taken ax the flood, leads on to fortune"
The most liberal teram to Clubs.
For description of the valuable Real Estate*
Prizes, notices or the press, names or Committee
IO make the Drawing, home endorsements, and
neneral character of the enterprise and manage?
ment send for pamphlet. Remittances for shares
should be made with Poatofflce Money Order, or
currency In registered letter, or by Express. Ad? .
dress J. C. DERBY, Ceneral Manager,
Office corner of Jackson and Reynolds streets.
49- Kesldents of Charleston and vicinity can
secure Shares by apDl Ving to J. RUSSELL BAKER,
?o society Bt. ; at C. HICKEY'S, No. 345 King street;
WILBUR Sc SONS', No. 69 Broad street, and JU?
LIUS ROOMILLAT'S, No. 601 King street, where
specimens of the Works of Art, which each ahare-^.
holder receives, can be seen. mar2-42. *