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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A CARPET-BAGGER'S VIEWS
WHJL T TIM H URL ET THINKS OF THE
SITUATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
A Man who "Knows the Ropes -Tin
Tra? Story of those Pieces of Silver
Harley think? Cumulative Voting
will not be Accepted by the Blacks
How the Investigating Committee
will Proceed, fe.
[Correspondence or the New York Herald ]
COLUMBIA. S. C., M.-ry ll.
"Do take*a glass of wine, lt's good dry Ver
zenay. I Import it myself. Help yourself, mv
boy,"' said Tim Hurley to the Herald corres?
pondent, as we sat in comfortable apartments,
belonging to the most distinguished politicians
in South' Carolina. Two elegant spittoons,
which had been ordered without renard to ex?
pense for the South Carolina House cf Repre?
sentatives, lay at our feet, emblazoted with
fliding. A beautiful chromo copy of one of |
urner"s most brilliant pieces of coloring, giv?
ing a view of bright morning in ancient Greece,
when tl at Republic had gods for law-givers
and heroes to command her armies, hung on
the wall, and busts and statues adorned the-1
room. Let me state that Tim* Hurley is a push
RESTLESS IRISH YANKEE,
born in Massachusetts, of the most indomita?
ble energy and pluck, who ls building a large
town inside of Columbia, thirty-two houses
being already completed; and when the town
is finished he- Intends to call it Hurlev-upon
Congaree, that being the name of the river
which washes Columbia. Hurley is as weil
. known in South Carolina now as the old
broken fort at the entrance to Charleston har?
bor, and is a good subject to be Interviewed,
as he is quite au fait in State politics.
"I know the "ropes,"* said Hurley;-'I know
all about these fellows who talk abc ut, cor?
ruption and thievery. Why, it's all gammon
and fraud. Only a quarrel between the outs
and the ins, that's all. They talk about ad?
dressing the virtue and intelligence of the
Stale. Address the devil ! They mean the
negro voters. . Why, there ain't three hundred
niggers In the State cap read a newspaper,
and still there are ninety thousand who have a
vote. Look at the niggers themselves.
CLEAN* US CARPET-BAGGERS OUT
at a j ump if they could do without us? They
have no use for us, but they ain't smart enough
to run the machine themselves. I came down
here In 1865 and organized Union Leagues,
and worked as hard and harder than any man
in the State for the success of the Republican
Barty; but they ain't smart at all, and I don't
blame the white people for getting control ol
the State, and they can do it if they only try.
Here I am, and I have done more for Colum?
bia than any man In it, and yet the white peo?
ple take every chance they eau to Insult me,
although I am the agent for a man in the
North who would think nothing of putting up
his $250,000 for the benefit ot this city.
"Are you specially annoyed In a social
sense ?" I asked.
Mr. Hurley. Of course I am. Now look at |
thaicase of the pieces of silver at Charleston,
which I bought to present to the firemen on
their parade. I was in WhHelen's store at an
auction sole of silver and jewelry, and some
of the firemen were there. You know they
ali belong to the first families, and we got a
talking-Bruns and the president of the de?
partment-and they 6aid. "Why don*t you buy
something. Tim, and give it to the boys?" I
said, '-Airright; what will I buy ?" They said,
"Let us have a tea set, or something of that
sort," and I got a tea set, to be presented to
toe handsomest mar, and another piece of
sliver to be presented to
THE HOMELIEST MAN*
by their respective lady friends. Then at a
meeting ol the department, they resolved not |
to accept the presents; and a little sheet there
i had an editorial headed -'Cheek of Tim Hur?
ley," telling the Fire Department they had
better be sure where Mr. Horley gofc-Ms lawey-}
bet?re they accepted presents from him. They
are so poor, proud and d-d mean, all ot
them, ii a Northern man makes a dollar in a |
way that has enterprise, and because they are
too lazy to go to work and earn their living,
why, then, ot course, he steals lt. Says the
Quaker, "1 worri kill the dog, because I am a
man of peace; but Til give him a bad name,
and then every one will finn: stoneB at him
and break bis head." That's their game.
"What do you think of this Convention, Mr.
Hurley ?"' I asked.
"Ol this convention ? Why, its all d-d
nonsense and waste of time. We are now get?
ting signatures to call a Republican conven?
tion to meet here in Columbia next week to
have a talk; but nothing can be done without
a constitutional convention, and l?t both par?
ties be represented. Talk about cumulative
voting; why what the h-1 does it mean?
Talk to a nigger about such a thing and he'd
tell you that you were crazy. Besides,
THE NIGGER IS NOT A D-D FOOT.
to ltftthe majority go out of his hands. There
are good and liberal men In the convention,
although' some of them that call themselves
taxpayers are bankrupt and haven't got the
first red cent. There's General Butler, Gov?
ernor Porter and Tom Y. Simous; they are lib?
eral men -enough. Then there's Magrath,
Campbell, Governor Orr and Ge'neral McGow
an,mvho understand the negroes and can get
along with them; but it's no use a talking to
the hegroeB about cumulative voting. They
won't trust these men, and these men won't
trust the convention. Kershaw is fi good man.
too, but the trouble here with the old class is
that they are not tolerant of the Northern white
man. Why, in New York does any one care a
d-n whether you are from South Carolina
or Japan? Will any man be insulted there be?
cause he comes from Charleston, or Columbia,
or Edgefield? "You know "how lt ls yourself."
Then there are Republicans here who are try?
ing to curry favor with the whites and sell
each other out. Ihere's Chamberlain that's
cutting bis throat, and he don't know or see
. thar tb'e old arjstocracy are only u?lng him for
what he's worth. And these Republicans talk
about the corruption of the railroad rings and
abuse each omer-it's sickening, that's all.
"Talk about the Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road ring, wh}-," said Tim Hurley, a8*he puceil
the floor quickly and nervously, "it's all a
fraud. They are"all
TARRED WIrK TUE SAME STICK.
The-- are all on the make just as well as I am,
and" :bey know it. Let me show you," said
Tim. as he went to an escritoire and pulled
out a folio ol paper, "a railroud contrac*.. You
can see for yoursell; here's the names of some
of these pure Republicans who are denouncing
this very Greenville Railroad Ring, and here
are their names, with the amount of stock
which they own: Niles G. Parker, Slate
treasurer, $20,000; Comptr. iler-General Nea
gle, $30.000; D. H. Chamberlain, $1000. but he's
solt?tout;John G. Patterson, $2000; Timothy'
Hurley-that's rae-I'm the purest of the lot,
it yon were to believe me, but yon won't, Si s,
000; Eeuben Tomlinsou-he's pious, ia Tom
linson, and has a flue voice-$10,000; George
W. Waterman-that's the Governor's brother
in-law-$50,000; H. H. Kirapton, the financial
pgent of the State, whose books are now being,
examined by the convention. That makes me
laugh; Joe Crews, the pok^r-player, I'd be d-d
If they haven't served attacbuieuis on me and
Joe to-day-ain't Joe mad-I tell you. Joe
Crews-$20,000; B. J. Donaldson. $5000; Rich?
ard B. Carpenter, $10.000. but he's sold out; F.
L. Cardoza, the negro secretary of State,
$5000 . he's pretty uccent ; John B. Hub?
bard, the State constable-he's fond ci
wearing corduroys, $5000. You see we are ali
in the same boat, sure enough. Then here's
"tbis special Joint-investigating committee of
the Senate and House of Representatives
Why talk about corruption. Didn't the nhj
gers in the Genera! Assembly impeach Judge
Vernon, because he released somebody on
habeas corpus. D-d il they didn't have
seventeen stenographers and nary n steno- j
graph was done, and they were ail drawing
their my like bell. I 'don't blame them, i'd
do it myselt if they let me. Well, I am on the
investigating committee myself, and B. F.
Whiltemore, he's a good fellow, you have
heard ol lum before, the cadetship man, he's
been awfully abused: and there is Swails, of
the Senate, and Gardiner, of the House, and
Geneial Dennis, the chairman and myself, and
I tell you we are not going to present any
whitewashing report. Fm sorry to tell the
truth and nothing but the truth. It would
turn your hair white it you were only to see
what I see every day. We have power to
summon every one and make iheui Dring
papsrs and books, and I te l you we ?re go
snow or THAT NEGRO LEGISLATURE.
We will all work until about the ICtli of
June. Then ve are going to New York city
to examine Kirapton, the financial agent of
the State, and it will take us three months to
do that; and I bare hired a house in Tenth
street, off Broadway, and got a cook and ser?
vant?, and I will pay every cent of it myself
and not a dollar shall come out of tbe people
ol South Carolina, although some of them
think I steal;f.nd lhere alut going lo beany
band of music to meet us at the dock and es?
cort us up Broadway, and the stores are not
going to be olosed and .houses hung wlfh
crape when we get in, either, as some ot our
lriendssay. But when the time comes I'll
give it -all to tbe Herald, and it's going to
make people opea their eyes. Like a little
more dry Verzenay ? Do. It will do you
good.' I "am sorry I can't drink, and there's
some good Cibanas: I Imported them my?
self." _ _
THE J?lTEJt PHOSPHATES.
The Payment of the Royalty and the
Profil? of River Mining.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
SIR-In the report of the committee appoint?
ed by the recent convention to wait upon the
Governor, there is an excellent suggestion
with reference to the appointment of -'aonded
inspectors or weighers" ol phosphate rock
mined or dug in this State, which is followed
by this statement : "Your committee are ad?
vised that a large proportion ol' the public ex?
penses might be met from this source, if ]
properly collected, whereas but-dollars
nave so lar been paid into the State treasury.."'
The "Marilin and River Phosphate Mining and
Manufacturing Company" ls the ouly organized
company in the State which ls required" to pay
a royalty into the treasury, and we feel a little
sensitive at the implication in the words above
quoted that we have shirked or evaded the re?
quirements of the law.
By section ? ol the act granting us the right
to dig and mine in the navigable streams and
waters of the State, we are required on or be?
fore the first clay ol October in each year, and
oftener If required by the State auditor, to
make a return of ali tue rock dug and remov?
ed by us, and to pay punctually into the State
treasury, on -he first day of October of each
year, one dol ar per ton for every ton of rock
so dug and removed. On the 1st of October,
1870, we returned to the Slate auditor, in ac?
cordance with law. 1089 tons of rock, the
amount dug and removed by us up to that
time, and paid the royalty on the same; and ex?
pect at the tinje fixed by law to moke a full re?
turn and payment for all dug and removed
since that dat i. Moreover, our books are open
to the inspection of the State auditor whenever
he may desire to examine them.
It is very possible that the return of rock
dug and removed by us will not be so large as
is generally expected. The public seem to
have an exaggerated opinion as to the ease
and cheapness with which the phosphate rock
is obtained rom the beda of the rivers. As
this is undoubtedly an honest opinion, but
based on mistaken notions, we desire to say
that as yet this company has not dug a ton of
rock on which it has not lost money, and al?
though it hafi Invested nearly two hundred
thousand dollirs, its facilities are not yet suf?
ficient to fully develop this industry and make
it what we trust it will be in the future, remu?
nerative to the company, and a source of reve?
nue to the Stat e.
In addition to the sum above, mentioned as
invested in the operations' of this company,
machinery and other Improvements have been
ordered, whicK will largely increase the heavy
outlay already made.
Much of the delay in securing anticipated
results has been caused by experimenting in
machinery adapted to the work, and the ma?
chinery, seemed at great expense, now in use,
is even yet an experiment.
This statement is made not lor the purpose
of finding lani1; with the suggestions of the com?
mittee, but simply lo correct an erroneous
impression which seems to have genera! pre?
valence. Very respectfully yours.
REUBEN TOMLINSO.V, Treasurer.
A.\ WCj'.DEST OF THE PAST.
How Mr. Ho:irwan Driven from Charlev
toD-The Facts of thc Cae?-.
In the May n umber of Ll pp! neon's Magazine
appears a cont radlction of 6ome assertions put
forth in an article on Mr. Charles Francis Ad?
ams in the previous number of the same mag?
azine. The expulsion of Mr. Hoar, o? Massa?
chusetts, is the particular matter In hand, and
will be read with special interest by the
Charleston pnollc :
That unhappy event was sufficiently discred?
itable to our State without any exaggeration,
and has probably been more misrepresented
than any lact of ?ike importance which has oc?
curred In the cresent century.
I have no intention of correcting any ot
these misrepresentations, save those contained
in the lollowlng sentences : "Mr. Hoar's life
was threatened In the streets. A sheriff's
officer assaulted him. A mob, headed by one
Rose, who hal profited so little by the educa?
tion which he owed to the bounty of the Mas?
sachusetts University, conducted him to a
steamboat about to depart, and South Carolina
onee more drew tranquil breath/'
As I was an eye-witness, of Mr. Hoar's de?
parture from the Charleston Hotel, I feel com?
petent to correct some of the errors in thi* ex?
tract. With regard lo Mr. Hoar's life having
been threatened in the street, I can only give
negative testimony. I heard nothing of it ar
the time, but I did hear that a policeman, who
met Mr. Hoar, in the street, advised him to
leave the city as speedily as possible. The
"mob, headed by one Rose," was composed of
said Rose, Joseph Leland and David 'Leland,
(two natives ot Massachusetts,) ami the distin?
guished James L. Peligru. These gentlemen
called to advise Mr. Hoar's departure, especial?
ly as he was accompanied by his daughter.
They told him of the angry feeling which his
mission had created, and represented that, as
he could do no good by remaining, his proper
course was tc depart belore ihis feeling culmi?
nated in vlo'ence. From Mr. Rose'K lips I
heard what was Judge Hoar's reply: "Gentle?
men. I have been appointed by the Governor
of Massachusetts lo attend to a public duty,
nad I mean to perform it. regardless of conse?
This moi? leider. Mr. Rose, who had previ?
ously njrgsd the removal ol' the daughter to
his private residence, then told Mr. Hoar that,
if he was determined to remain, he and his
other friends would remain with him. and pro?
tect him as far as lay in their power. As soon
as the matter was presented to Mr. Hoar in
this light, he immediately changed his mind,
and said, "l?inilemen. I will "go. 1 have a
right to peril my own life, but I nave no right
lo expose you to any danger iu ray defence."
His luggage was brought down, and Mr. and
tlss Hoar got. into Mr. Rose's carraiiic which
uas waltimr at the Charleston Hotel, and
drove to the steamer, without any escort save
Mr. Rose himself.
The insinuation that Mr. Rose was educated
by the "bounty ol tbe Massachusetts Universi?
ty'' is probably about as Into us that he 1 head?
ed a mob." Mr. Rose Inherited an ample for?
tune, and doubtless paid tor all the education
he received at Harvard University. .
AS soon as the carriage drove from the
Charleston Hotel, Mr. Fetigru walked over to
my store, his bearing and manner indicating
great excitement. ~To roy remark that our
Legislature had made a dreauful blunder in
voting to expel Mr. Hoar, he replied, in the
most emphatic language, thar lt was a mo-t
unhappy business; and he also stated, with a
solemn oath, that before a hair of Mr. Hoar's
bead was touched, thev should have walked
over his deiftl body.
-Another skeleton has been added to the
interesting collection of the museum of Pom?
peii. Tne bed ot ashes in which this sixth
skeleton was found, or rather which preserved
the impress of it, gives the lorin of the de?
ceased with an exactitude which far surpass?
es that observed in any other instance. The
head is preserved to perfection, aud the legs
and feet art well finished. Apparently the
form is that of a man of the lower blas?, in the
flower ol yo ah. In his flight he fell back?
wards, and his agony is strongly expressed in
the contortions of his lace and the convulsive
clasp ol his left hand. The discovery excites
especial Interest a1 atme when Veiuvlu-; is
again in full operation.
THE POLICY OF PEACE.
A STRONG LETTER FR03T AN HONEST |
AND EARNEST REPUBLICAN.
The Hon. B. Odell Duncan on the Situa?
tion-The Prime Canse of the Disor?
ders in the State-W hat Governor
Scott Hhonld do, Sic.
UNITED STATES CONSULATE,
NAPLES, April 24, 1871. J
Hon. T. J. Robertson, United Stotts Senator,
Washington, D. C. :
Mr DEAR SIR-I am delighted to see your
letter to Generals Kershaw, Butler and others.
The sentiments therein expressed I can most j
heartily endorse, and were they acted up to by
those in authority in our State generally, I
am convinced our troubles would be much
less serious. We need, as you say, "Justice
aud kindness to all classes, so that none may
feel themselves alien to the government."
Your idea, too, of appealing to the leaders
of the Democratic party is a good one; for by
proper organization they can contribute im?
mensely to the maintenance of order. Besides,
such appeals will tend to restore a better feel- j
ing between the two parties, which in itseli
will be a great gain.
But the preservation ol law and order does
not, In my opinion, depend alone, or even
mainly, on the opposite party. You well know
that the disorders from which our State ls suf?
fering so terribly are the natural result of the
disgracefully corrupt government we have
had for the last three years. To defend such
a government, aller all the corruption and vice
we liaVe witnessed, would be most ridiculous.
But prominent Republicans like yourself, who
hope to accomplish some good as "pacifica?
tors," should exert yourselves to the utmost
to remove the original causes of the troubles.
I give you full credit for having done much in
this direction. General amnesty will do more,
probably, than any other one thing to allay
bitter feelings; and I am glad to see that your
efforts in its behalf have been most earnest. I
have read yours and Senator Sawyer's re?
marks on the amnesty bill with the greatest
pleasure, and am hoping and expecting to see
that DeLarge and Rai ney have both spoken
out unequivocally on the same side in the
But the main work is to be done by Gover?
nor Scott and those nuder him In South Caro?
lina. I give the Governor full credit for what
he ha3 done since his re-election, He vetoed
several corrupt bills passed by lr. Legisla?
ture, and seemed to be earnestly desirous of
protecting the State treasury. -He has dis?
banded the partisan and lawless militia in sev?
eral ol the disturbed counties. He should do
so everywhere, and, if necessary, send Unit?
ed States troops In their places. Or if Slate
troops are to be used at all, let a select body
of white men be organized, as proposed by
Governor Alcorn, of Mississippi, aud after
proper training be used merely for the sake
of restoring order in disturber! sections. To
use colored militia will Invariably bring about
such a contest as all good men must wish to
avoid. Let him continue to remove corrupt
and inefficient officials, and put in their
places good, peaceable, law-abiding men, who
are respected in their several communities.
Let this be done especially iii the cases of
trial Justices and financial oiDoens. A bad
trial justice is a standing danger in his neigh?
borhood, and the people wilt be still more ad?
verse to paying the enormous taxes, seeing
them assessed and collected by corrupt and
worthless men. It is bad euough lor thu
property-holders to witness the taxes heaped
up by a corrupt Legislature until they almost
amount to confiscation, without being insult?
ed by having them assessed and collected by
men ol'the lowest character.
I am very well aware of the difficulty ol the
Governor's position. He must not seem to be
weak, or he will lose the respect aud support
of both parties. But he can afford to be just.
Let him be as lenient as possible in the collec?
tion of the taxes; let him be judicious in his
appointments: and, above all, let him take a
Arm stand against corruption wherever it may
occur, and I believe he will have the support
ol the good men of both parties.
Like you, I am desirous of doing hil I can | |
to restore order in our State, and. were I not
so far dlstanr, I should lose no opportunity of | J
doing all in ray power. I should regret bein-:
absent, if I could see my way clear to doing t
any good by being at home. But I shall <
always be delighted to see such efforts as 1
yours to calm excited feelings and restore i
peace and quiet to our unhappy State. f
Very truly yours, t
B. 0. DUNCAN. i
NEWS PROM MEXICO.
WASHINGTON, May 10.
The treaty prolonging the mixed commis
mission has been ratified by the Mexican Con?
gress. The opposition elected the president
and vice-president of Congress. Romero's
impeachment is progressing. He is making a
stroDg delence. His impeachment is Improb?
able. Three steamers with troops leit Vera
Cruz lo quell the insurrection in Tampico.
THE NEGRO DEBT QUESTION.
'From the Greenville Mountaineer, May 10 j
No case involving the payment ol debts con?
tracted for the purchase ol slaves has been or
will be tried al. the present term of the court.
When the firs: case was called, Judge Orr ex?
pressed his regret that he could not concur in
the recent decision of the Supreme Court ol
this State, and that he woirid leel himself con?
strained to Instruct the Jury that debts contract?
ed for slaves could nul be collected, and that
the prohibition in the Stale Constitution was
not a violation of the Constitution ol the Uni?
ted Stales. He suggested thar. ir. would per?
haps be most prudent to continue all such cases
until the decision ol'the Supreme Court of
Un; United Stales upon tho question should
be announced. The members of the bar ap?
proved ot Hie sugesti?n, and ai: that class of
ca-=es was continued. Judge Orr has a very
distinguished precedent lor his determination
in this case. In the case of the Stale vs. Wells,
Cid Hill, C87,) Judge Earle decided that the
Congress could not confer jurisdiction on the
State courts to try violations oftne criminal
law ol' the United States. It went to the State
Supreme Court; the court reversed Iiis decis?
ion. Two years later, the case ol Hie State vs.
McBride, involving the same principle, came
before him on the circuit, and he refused to
recognize the deffisiou of ihe Supreme Court
in the case ot the State vs. Wells. An appeal
was tauen, and the remodelled Appeal Court
of the State overruled the decision in the case
of the State vs. Wells, and sustained the posi?
tion lakeu by Judge Earle. This last case will
be found In Rice's Law Reports, page -NW.
-The Georgetown Times has an earnest and
pleading appeal lor aid to finish the railroad,
long projected and partially constructed, from
Georgetown to Cade's Depot, on the Northeast?
ern Railroad, lt concludes with the iollowing
indignaut outburst : "Weare not mendicants.
Thougti greatly In need ot svrapathy, we are
not asking for charily. We otWr quixl pro quo
- nay more, we offer a gratuity. We offer as
a bounty that which cost ns sevenly-five thou?
sand dollars fthe road bed aud chartered
rights.] Is lhere no one-no individual, no
company.no corporation-who will take this
enterprise in hand ? Has wisdom no money ?
Has wealth no brains V"
THE OUTS ?GE IS NEWE EB EY?
Attack Upon Con ut y Commissioner
Young-One of lue Ku-Klux Badly
Wounded-He ls Arrested by the Sher
ifT and Taken to Jail-Young Shot
Twice-His Wife and Child Both
?From the Columbia Union.]
The Ku-Klux, to the number of about one
hundred, made one of their characteristic vis?
its to Newberry Courthouse, Bunday morning,
between 1 and 2 o'clock, and succeeded in
shooting one county officer, wounding him in
two places, and, it is thongut, fatally wound?
ing his wife, she being shot through the back,
and also wounding her child of three years of
age through both hips.
The facts, as related to us by Mr. Simeon
Young, colored^ the wounded man, who is
Chairman of the board of county commission?
ers, and whom we visited last evening upon
his arrival in this city, are as follows : Young,
says : "I live in the Town of Newberry, and on
Sunday morning last, between 1 and 2 o'clock,
my wife "woke me vp, saying there was Ku
Klux outside. I Immediately jumped out of
bed and took ray rifle. They broke in a window
of the bed-room and threw a turpentine ball
into the room, which I smothered with a
blanket. They then went to the front door ol'
the house, burst tbat in, and threw several of
the turpentine balls into the roora, which
made lt light, and then burst open the bed?
room door and fired through the partition some
ten or twelve shots, wounding my wife
through the back, and my child through both
hips, as they lay in bcd. Aller pushing the
door shut several times, I let it come open and
fired upon the nearest man, wounded him se?
verely. I then Jumped through the window,
and as I was run ni ug4h rough the crowd, and
about to leap the fence, I received two shots
in the thigh."
This is the statement of Young, as made to
our reporter last evening, and it is corrobora?
ted by other parties, b?th white and colored,
who were wituesses to some parts ot the sub?
sequent proceedings. The squad that came to
Young's house numbered about thirty, being
nearly one-third of the party, the remainder of
the band remaining In the road, except when
one squad was sent to visit the house of Trial
Justice Long, who secreted himself and es?
caped them. On Sunday night they also visited
the residence of David Hailstock, another of
the county commissioners; but he had intima?
tion of their coming, and took to the woods,
and thus eluded them.
The Ku-Klux wounded by Young, at his
house, turns out to be a man named Watt
Faulkner, who was formerly a gambler in tills
city. He is very seriously wounded, and it is
reported amputation of one leg will be neces?
sary. Alter he had been shot, his companions
pressed lalo service a horse, carriage and
driver from the stable, and carried him about
four miles from town. . The maUer was so
atrocious, however, that the sheriff proceeded
to the locality and arrested Faulkner on Sun?
day and lodged him in kill, where he was yes?
terday. The Impression prevails, however,
that his release will be attempted by his com?
There was another shooting scrape also in
Newberry yesterday, growing out ot the refus?
al by a colored man to exchange silver money
for greenbacks. Upon his refusal, a yoting
man, living about lour miles from town, fired
four shots at the colored man. None took
Information was received yesterday of the
killing by the Ku-Klux ol a man near Gist's
Station, on the Spartanburg and Union Rail?
road, on Saturday night, and also of the brutal
whipping of a young'giri at the same time and
JV J? K'S FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON", May ic.
It is asserted that the Southern claims com?
mission is about Issuing an order that <jvi
Jence in claims under $3000 may be'taken at
lome. W!tne?aes iii "Terser oaT^-mast como,
Mrs. Julia Tyler Spencer, daughter ol Presi?
dent John Tyler, ls dead.
Sheridan interviewed the President to-day,
previous to resuming command of the depart?
ment ol' Missouri, with headquarters at
it is slated that Reverdy Johnson urges a
ratification of the new treaty. Secretary Fish
is negotiating a treaty with England for extra?
dition for all crimes except petit, larceny.
The Sonate was in executive session all day
an the following nominations: Nicholas Fish,
of New York, assistant secretary of legation at
Berlin: George A. Gordon, assessor of the
First District ol'Texas; Joseph Shepard, col?
lector at St. Mary's, Ga. ; Robert Bolling, col?
lector ol' tho Second Virginia District.
Uevcnue Commissiouer Pleasanton has is?
sued a circular instructing assessors and col?
lectors to act in accordance with the attorney
ieneral's decision in regard to income and
jlvldend taxes for the five months ending
December 1st, 1S70.
The Senate, in secret session, passed resolu
ions directing Messrs. White and Rarasdale,
:orrespondents of the Ner York Tribune, to
je arrested and brought to the bar ot' the Sen
ite, to answer lor contempt In refusing to
inswer from whom they obtained, and whether
hey paid for, a copy of the treaty of Washi?
ngton, which they procured and caused to be ?
mbllshed last Thursday in that paper. These
rentlemen. in th?lr testimony before the se- 1
ect committee on the subject last night, ex?
plicitly declared they did not obtain a copy
(ither from a senator or any olllcer ol' that
The accounting officers of the treasury have
ssued orders to Immediately close up accounts
if tho direct tax, by the commissioners em
)loyed in Hie Slates lately In insurrection,
lhere are some three millions unaccounted lor
md some hundred persons directly interested,
lot Including bondsmen.
Judge Robert Rose, ot' Texas, was found
Jead in his bed to-day. Supposed cause, heart
THE NUTMEG STATE.
HARTFORD, May IC.
Jewell took the Governor's oath and read his ,
ffOIT ADVERTISING COMPELS AT?
A writer in All the Year Round say.?: 1
The truth ls, in this world sheer labor and I
ndustry always make themselves felt. This is ?
i theory that would be dear lo Mr. Carlyle as
^presenting something real and genuine.
?Vork, he would tell us, ls never thrown away. 1
lien who spend sums ol' money and sums ot \
.rouble and toil, together with much ingenious ,
mlychromatlc device, in flourishing their
mmes and wares, are pretty certain to lind J
inch bread as they have cast upon thu waters I
.eiurning to them. The wise who. navel in ?
,he underground railways, and see '"Kilto
starch" staring al Ibera li om over the heads of 1
.heir cis-a-uis iii the carriages, or the .'.Gra.-i- I
lopper Sewing Machine.*' no doubt salute |
,hose titles with a "pish!" and a '".pshaw!"
But later, as their eyes wander over
Jie newspaper, or dead wall, or omni- !
JUS knife-board, or fly-leaf of magazine, and |
;ee everywhere, as a murderer does: blood, ,
.Kittos 'Starch,'" "Grasshopper Sewing ma
Shine," a kind ot omi, insensible impression is !
produced. By-and-by. tvlien either of these ;
important necessaries is in demand in the
reader's family, and when there is an impres?
sion ol' doubt or Ignorance, the poor aide-de
lamp of conceit, or conscious superiority, steps
in, and aids the advertiser. Where all are
?roping hi the dark, it is hard lo resist, the
conscious sense of superiority. "'Starch! Why,
Lhere is a fellow called Kilto, who seems to be
in great demand; at least, his name is every?
where. Sewing-machine ! Get the Grasshop?
per-only lour guineas.'"
It will thus be seen that advertising owes a
good deal to the pardonable little Infirmities o:'
THE ASSAULT AT HAND !
THE WALLS OF PARIS BREACHED
Terrible Fire or tile Versaillists
Changes in Commune Commanders
Attempted Destruction of the Column
in the Place Vendome-Preparations
for thc Assault-The Prussian Royal
Guards Recalled from France.
. LONDON, May IG.
The Paris Communists claim to have re-'
pulsed the Versaillists at NeuIIly. General
Mazon, chief ol staff, has been arrested. La
Liberte says the Versaillists entered Paris
through breaches at Portes Maillot and An
teull. Entry at Point du Jour is imminent.
Cluseret and Megy have been released. The
armistice at Vanvrea has been arranged for
Wednesday, to allow the people to move.
The Germans are concentrating their forces^
toward Paris. The fall of Fort Montrouge Is
imminent. The western and southwestern
arondissements ol Paris are uninhabitable.
There was great loss of Hie and property in
those districts. The trl-color h not flying
from Fort Vanvres.
All mechanics over forty yeais of age are
compelled to work on the defences. A new
military commander succeeds Delescluze. The
central committee ol safety has absorbed the
powers of the various committees. General
Henri has been appointed minister of war. A
new general commands the forces between
Pont du Jour and Avenue Wagiam.
The arrangements were completed for the
destruction ol the column In the Place Ven?
dome about dusk last night, when a member
of the Commune appeared with an order post?
poning its demolition to 2 o'clock to-day, say?
ing that an act ol justice, decreed by the Com?
mune, should be periormed in daylight. It is
apprehended that the concussion'wlll break
the sewers and ruin the foundation of build?
VERSAILLES, May 15-Night.
It is now determined that the assault shall
toke place to-morrow night. The breach near
Anteull gate is wide enough to admit two omni?
buses. Twenty-eight thousand projectiles
have been hurled Into Paris wkbln the last
WASHINGTON, May 16.
Dispatches from and around Paris are volu?
minous but indefinite. Dissensions within the
wall continue. The grand assault will proba?
bly occur lo-day, though the ditch protecting
the ramparts was not occupied at latest ad?
vices. An order has been Issued from the'
Prussian war office recalling the illoyal Guards
LONDON, May IC.
Upon a division in the House of Commons
on the army regulation bill the government
had sixty-five majority.
VERSAILLES, May IC.
Thc bombardment of the Paris wall was un?
interrupted to-day, with no Important results.
The Assembly appointed a committee to re?
port on the Frankfort treaty. It is expected
that the cession of territory will provoke
F-M9, May 16.
The Communists sortied iast night and
found thc Vutooiiiisw atrvu?ijr jwt-t-.-? uu?
Bois de Boulogne. The Communists were
forced to retreat with heavy loss.
The Versaillists* /Ire continues around the
ramparts irom Font du Jour to the Porte
The Versaillists have bridged Hie Seine at
Puertreux and brought over much artillery.
The Cri du Peuple says chemicals have been
prepared to annihilate the Versaillists when
they assault the ramparts.
The attempts ol the engineers to overthrow
the column In the Place Vendome were inef?
KEW FORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, May 16.
The salaries ol county and city officers have
been reduced twenty per cent, under the law
reducing expenses of the departments.
The specie shipments to-day were over one
The effort to get a jury in the Fostc street
car murder case was resumed. The court was
The Vanderbilt ticket was re-elected direct?
ors of the Harlem Railroad to-day.
George Peabody's will was probated to-day.
SAVANNAH AND HER RAILROADS,
SAVANNAH, May 16.
At a public meeting held to-day the Mayor
and Aldermen were authorized to order an
election to be held on the 25th instant, to de?
cide if tiie city will or will not subscribe five
hundred thousand dollars to the Atlanta and
TUE STAR VINO COAL MINERS.
SCRANTON, May IC.
There was a great meeting of miners whose
families are starving. It is believed that they
will be compelled to go to work.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, May IC.
There ls no material change Indicated for
Wednesday. Increased cloudiness will proba?
bly prevail east of the Mississippi, and rain is
probable for to-night in Western Pennsylvania
and New York.
-A duel was recently lought in Havana be?
tween two judges of the Ordinary Court. The
immediate cause of the duel was tho caning
Dfone of them by the other, 'on account of
some published strictures of the one caned on
a friend of the assailant,) and the affray took
place in the presence of the prisoners at the
illy jail, where the two jiulges chanced to
meet. The jail birds highly relished the en?
tertainment, Hie more especially as two
judges were concerned-and urged on the
belligerents by such encouraging cries a?, "Go
it, Baldy !" "Go it, Long Nose I"'-relerring
lo certain physical peculiarities of the gentle?
men combatants-"Sentence him !" "Toro .'
'.oro r '"Bull : bull r as In a bull fight;)
"give him another for my sake !" ic. The by?
standers were too much astonished to Impede
the caning process, and thc fighting judges
were separated at last hythe convicts, who.
?iuce then, have done nothing but talk about
the Inn of seeing two judges thrash each
-It appears by a Berlin dispatch that the
peace treaty just concluded between France
and Germany is by no means so flattering to
the Versaillists as was indicated by previous
dispatches. The Paris forts are still to be held
by the Germans until a billion and a half of
francs shall have been paid, one half billion
within thirty days after the occupation of the
city by the Versailles Government, and a bil?
lion by December.
?ron? |Pri?e ^Distribution.
w MB mullid mu1- ?in
Thc undersigned have entered into an Association for the purpose of introducing Immigrants
Into South Carolina and procuring homes fer the same. They propone to establish Agencies
In the principal Cities of Europe and the >. oreti and Northwest, and assist Immigrants In
coming to our Sta'e, where they will have homes provided, and aid them In becoming
permanent settlers npon the soil.
They will be able to offer the best Cotton. Grain and Track Land in the healthy portions
of the State, at very low prices, and on long credit, enabling the purchaser to pay for the
same ont of the crops lalBed.
They will also assist Immigrants, when necessary, to transportation and subsistence for
the first year.
Circulars will be prepared and distributed, explaining our plans more In detail.
Central Office, ACADEMY OF MUSIC, CORNER KINO AND MARKET STREETS;. Charleston,.
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GABT & C0.
References in South Carolina :
General WADE HAMPTON, General JOHN S. PRESTON,
Hon. B. P. PERRY, Hon. W. D. SIMPSON, %
Governor M. L. BONHAM, ANDREW SIMONOS, Esq;
General JOHNSON HAGOOD, Hon. G. A. TRENHOLM,
HOD. AHM1STE AD BDRT, Governor J. L. MANNING,
Hon. JAMES CHESNUT, Hon. J. B. CAMPBELL.
References in New York City :
AUGUST BELMONT* CO., Bankers.
MORTON, BL'SS ? CO., Bankers.
Hon. CHARLES O'CONOR, Counsel'or-at-LaW.
Hon. JOHN E. WARD, Counsellor-at-Law.
Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, Counsellor-at-Law.
Colonel RICHARD LATHERS.
T. A. HOYT, E iq., President Gold Room.
HUNT, TBOMPSON ic CO., Factors.
ANDERSON, STARR k CO., Merchants.
PETTUS Sc CO., Merchants, j
$500,000 TO BE AWARDED TO THE TICK ET-HOLDERS OF THE
SERIES OF CONCERTS TO COMMENCE ON THE FIRST OF
OCTOBER, 1871, AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC,
CHARLESTON, S. C., ON WHICH DAY
THE DRAWING COMMENCES.
THE SOOTH CAROLINA LAND AND IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION, UNDER THE AUSPlOEg
of the "South Carolina State Agricultural an? Mechanical Society," will give a series of Concerts
at the Academy cf Music, Charleston, S. C., commencing October 1st, 1871, for the purpose
of raising a fund to enable Emigrants to settle upon lands selected by the Association for Home s
of Northern and European Farmers and othe'S, tn the State of Sooth Carolina, and for their
transportation thither and support mr the first year.
150,000 SEASON TICKETS OF ADMISSION, AND NO MORE,
AT FTV? DOLLARS EACH.
ALL THE PREMIUMS. INCLUDING DEED AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO ACADEMY
OF MU? IC, will be deposited with the National Bank of the Republic, JNew York.
$500,000 JUS GIFTS !
ist Gift-ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Charleston, S.e., cost to build $230,000, having an annual
rental of about $20,000, from Opera House, stores and Halls; , the building being
about 230 feet by 60 feet, and situated corner of King and Market streets, In the
centre of the city, and well known to be the finest building and most valuable
property !n Charleston, valued at.$560,000
2d Gift-Cash. 100,000
I 3d Gift-Cash. 25.000
' 4th Gift-Cash. 10,000>
! 5;h Girt-cash.?. ??000
! 25 Gifts-Cash-each $1000. 26,000
! 25 Gifts-Cash-each $500. 12,500
350 Girts-Cash-each $100.... 36,ooo
250 Gifts-Cash-each $50. 12>500
600 Gifts-Cash-each $26... 12,500
1250 Gif ts-Cash-each $10. . 12,600
2i04 Clfts, amounts to.$500,000
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.,
Agents S. C. Land and Immigration Association,
General M. C. BUTLER, j
JOHN CHADWICK, Esq., > CHARLESTON, S. C.
General II. W. GARY. J
AGBNTS WANTED-LIBERAL COMMISSIONS ALLOWHD.]
Commissioners and Supervisors of Drawing:
General A. R. WRIG3T, of Georgia.
General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON, of Virginia. '
Colonel B. W. RUTLEDGE, of South Carolina,
non. ROGER A. PRYOR, ol New York.
A. FAIR AND COMMENDABLE SCHEME !
CHARLESTON. S. C., May -, 187L
We take pleasure in certifying that we ure acquainted with General M. C. BUTLER, JOHN
Cn AD WICK, Esq., and Genera'. M. W. GARY, of r.he Arm or BUTLER, CHADWICK. GARY* CO., and
know them to be gentlemen or integrity, and wc regard the object they have or assisting immigrants
to homes in South Carolina or great Importance s the State aa well as to the Immigrants, and we
have every confluence that their enterprise will be carried ou; with fairness and honesty to all par?
GEO. A. TRENHOLM, I. W. HAYNE,
B. H. RUTLEDGE, A G. MAGMATH,
JAMES CONNER. THOS. Y. SIMONS,
JAMES R. PRINGLE, HENRY BUIST,
mayi3-3mos WILMOT 0. DKSAUSSURE. *