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VOLLME XI.-NUMBER 1774.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1871.
AN IMPOSING AND INSTRUCTIVE EX?
The First Day of the Fair-An Exciting
Trotting Match-The Prospects for a
Big Crowd-Probable Removal of the
Fair Next Year.
[8PKCIAL TB LS G BAM TO THE NBW8.1
COL?MB k, November 7
Tbe State fair opened t -day with avery
good attendance, which will doubtless be im?
proved upon to-morrow. The time for re?
ceiving entries having been extended until
noon to-day, the programme for his morning
was suspended, and the whole interest of the
day centered in the trot for fifty dollars; mlle
beat, best two in three. The ent -les for this
? were Hickory Jack, Little Mac, Cray Eagle
and Blue Roan. The race was wo i by Hick
Oft Jack m 2.424, alter a sharp contest, the
other horses coming in in the order named.
A large meeting of the State A zricultural
Society was held this evening, at which the
question of removing the place of loldlng the
fair, In consequence of the effort of the Colum?
bia City Council to get possession of the fair
ground, was discussed. The subject was finally
left with the executive committee tc hold the
next fair In Charleston, or elsewhere if neces
^sary. B. W*. T.
GETTING READY FOR THE FAIR.
Appearance of the Grounds Some Effects
of Martial Law-The Charleston Ex?
ii i bit ors-Feeding the Inner Man.
[FROM OCR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. ]
COLUMBIA, November 6.
After many weeks of careful preparation by
the btate Agricultural and Mechat .cal Socie?
ty, many days of anxious restlessness on the
part of officers, committeemen, exhibitors and
attendants, and the thousand and one last
touches by Colonel Aiken and his industrious
assistants, the annual fair ot the State of
South Carolina for the year of grace 1871 is
now ready to begin, and at daylight to-mor?
row morning will be ushered into existence to
the music of such of the brass bands now op
band lo contest for that three-hundred-dollar
prize as may be selected by the executive
committee to do the honors ot the inaugura?
tion. The weather promises to be everything
that could be desired*, th>> grounds, and es?
pecially the little race track, axe in apple-pie
order, the entries are varied and attractive,
and the city is full of strangers, many of
these evidently of that frugal and self-contain?
ed class of yeomanry who "come to town" bul
once a year, but all intent upon the delights
of fair week, and embued with a solema de?
termination to make the most of the show
and their annual relaxation.
Strolling this afternoon through the fair
Sounds, which were in that condition of bust
ig chaos that betokens the day before tbe
j? fair, I began to suspect that at least In the
important Item of stock-Devons, Durhams,
Brahmins, natives, Ac.,-this fair of 1871 would
compare but poorly with those of previous
years, mainly, and Indeed wholly, on account
of that ghastly Dance ot Death which our mod?
ern ' Nero bas begun In the upper counties.
Many of your readers will recollect the splen?
did cattle that those counties, especially Union,
were wont to send to Colombia every year,
but they will look in vain thU year for them.
There is, to be sure, a good display of stock
aturdy oxen, tremendous bulls, sleek heifers
and f att<7d calves that are good enough for any
returning prodigals-but the caras on stall
after stall bear the names of Richland and
other counties hereabouts, without a truce of
Union, York or Spartanburg.
The mechanical department looks more
Sromlslng, and shows that the inventive
merlcan mind has by no means run to seed
or neglected tbe wanta of Southern agricul?
ture. Here are, for Instance, twenty-one dif?
ferent cotton gins entered for competition,
and a host ot plough?, rakes, presses, mow?
ers, planters, threshers, shellers and cultiva?
tors. In thu line, Charleston ls creditably re
presented by an excellent band-plough (Pet
tigre w's patent) from P. P. Toale, and an as?
sortment of field machines from C. Graveley.
These Include Coleman's corn and flouring
mill, Brtnley's universal plough, movable ring
plough, prairie and sod ploughs, a model ot a
stum ppul 1er that looks aa though it might be
capable of some pretty heavy dentistry, a
shaft plough, Wright's cultivator, with mova?
ble teeth, a revolving harrow and Holbrook's
swivel plough. Here ls also the Spt ague
mowing machine, looking as If lt would have
a walk over against the old Buckeye which is
its only competitor, and an admirable assort?
ment of field machines (rom L?rick & Low?
rance, John C. Dial and others of Columbia.
Inside of the main building there is no lack
of objecta of Interest; and, indeed, the commit?
teemen eeem to have had no easy task in find?
ing sufficient room for all the articles entered.
On the main floor are an assortment ot carri?
ages, specimens of brick, wood mouldings
and other building materials, the trout pond
and fountain, and. occupying and crowding
one end of the building, one of the largest and
finest displays ot vegetables and garden truck
?ver seen In any fair. Up stairs there is
another very attractive display which Includes
carpets, mirrors, pianos, sewing machines, pic?
tures, wax flowers, patch work, needle and
fancy work of every kind. Among the latter
are many beautiful contributions trout Charles
Ri bearing the names of Misses Etta Kelly,
na Cordes, Emma Lucas, Clara Biuns et al,
and it shall go hard if many a live-dollar bill,
and perhaps some higher prizes, do not find
their way to Charleston as the rewards of these
The fair brings in Its wake the usual number
of side shows, on and off the grounds. There
ls a very little tent with a very big woman on
exhibition inside; two-headed animals, that
?how no more sense than others with halt of
tuelr advantages; performing monkeys, bur?
ri y-^urdy B, harpists, and a dozen bands ol
Itinerant and predatory minstrels. Then there
are the funny little refreshment stands, for
what would a fair be without its ginger-beer
and seed cakes, and a group of extemporized
houses, with ambitious designations, where
more potent beverage is dispensed, and where?
in the succ :'ent bivalve and the light fantastic
plgsfoot threaten to establish themselves,
which brings me, with a profound apology for
my tardiness, to speak of the admirable res?
taurant and bazaar established by the Ladles'
Memorial Association, the proceeds of which
are to be applied to protecting the graves of
the Confed?rate dead. One corner ot the sec?
ond floor of the main building has been devot?
ed to the use of these ladies, stalls and tables
have been placed therein, and every arrange?
ment made lor keeping a first-class restaurant,
where tea, coffee, hot and cold lunches, Ac, will
be promptly served at all hours. In conside?
ration ot the excellent facilities which these
ladles have provided, and - the noble cause to
which their time and labor is devoted, it would
certainly seem that they should have a monop?
oly of the restaurant business, and I ?elleve
that that is at present the understanding. I
notice, however, that the Arabs of the way?
side shanties, above-mentioned, are making
such arrangements as will eaable them to turn
their bar-rooms Into eating-houses on the
shortest notice, In which case they could,
doubtless, run a "cheap and nasty" competi?
tion that would seriously reduce the receipts
of the Ladles' Memorial Association. Each
one of them, however, protests that he will
sot begin the eating-house business "unless
4fthose other fellows do," and it ls to be hoped
that the proper committee will promptly sit
down upon the first one that breaks through
this tacit understanding, and thus allow the
ladles a fair fie. J and every encouragement in
their generous efforts. B. W. T.
THE p RI soy ERS ry RIC HL Ayo JAIL.
An Answer to Sheriff Frazee-The Pris?
oners Speak for Themselves-Where
are the Affidavits ?
[FROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. ]
COLUMBIA, S. C., November 6.
A recent letter of mine on the condition and
treatment of the alleged Eu-Kluz prisoners,
Incarcerated In the Jail of Richland County,
and published In THE NEWS, bas brought out
Mr. Sheriff Frazee, In the papers of this city,
with a denial of the truth of my statements.
Now, I have no desire to place Mr. Frazee in a
false position before tbe people, but at tbe same
time, In the Interest ot Justice and truth, I
must declare that his assertions are untrue,
and that the statements I made then were true
in every particular. What improvements Mr.
Frazee may have introduced in the condition
of the cells and the treatment of tbe prison
ers since my visit to tbe county Jail, I know
not; but I will show by the testimony of disin?
terested witnesses, who visited that Institution
about the same time I did, that their state?
ments In reference to the treamentof the pris?
oners, and the condition of the cells in which
they are confined, correspond exactly with
The certificates signed by the United States
prisoners from Union, now In Jail on the I
charge of murder, and the prisoners, "late of j
Charleston Jail," represented by Mr. Langley,
wno are serving out two years' Imprisonment
for stuffing the ballotboxes of Beaufort Coun?
ty, I will have nothing to do witb, as I did not
mention one word about them in my letter
to THE NEWS. SO that settles tha' part of Mr.
Frazee's refutation. Now let see what
strength there is in the part which refers to
tbe Spartanburg prisoners. In submitting the
certificate Mr. Frazee adds the following post?
script to his letter :
4Tbe correspondent of THE NEWS alluded to
states that there were forty-two prisoners con?
fined In six cells, and lt ^111 be seen by the
annexed affidavits that there were only
twenty-8lx-?wenty-two ol them from Spartan?
burg, and four United States soldiers."
Mr. Frazee, it will be noticed, states, in the
above paragraph tbat affidavits were made by
the prisoners as to the truth of their state?
ments. Is lt not very strange, then, tbat Mr.
Frazee did not publish the name of the Judge,
I Justice or notary beiore whom the affidavits
were taken ? Why ls lt ? Because be knew,
as well as I know, that the prisoners never
made affidavits to their statements. I doubt
ii they ever signed their names to them. Mr.
Frazee's amanuensis did that part of the busi?
ness for them. A gentleman connected with
one of the papers published In this city told
me that the statements and two-thirds of the
signatures were written by the same person,
and when he was shown the hand?
writing of ex-Sheriff Williams, of Beaufort
County, who is now an assistant of Mr. Frazee's,
he declared lt was precisely the same. I
have DO doubt whatever that any sell-confess?
ed culprfts from Spartanburg who are ready
to hang their neighbors, Ti their oaths be
sufficient to do so, would sign or swear to any?
thing at the shortest notice. But to have
them convicted of swearing to a He so soon, ot
course would not do, as lt "might Injure their
testimony when the proper time came tor
them to swear away tbe liberties and the lives,
Serhaps, of their comrades and countrymen,
ut withal. until Mr. Frazee gives the name ol
the official before whom the affidavits of the
prisoners were taken, I will believe what ls
currently reported and believed In this city,
namely: Tbat the names of the Spartanburg
Erlson'ers were used by Mr. Frazee, to save
imselt from public ' scorn and reprobation,
without their knowledge or consent. When
he does this. I will admit there was nocog
I ging on nts part, but not till then.
I I might stop here and not write another
word on Mr. Frazee and his refutation, as I
1 am satisfied that tbe weakness of his defence
I is already demonstrated; but to end the dis- j
I pute at issue and to show more fully and con
' elusively what game Frazee did play, I will ask
apace lor two extracts from Republican papers.
I could cite a number of other witnesses from
the Democratic side, but for obvious reasons I
choose the former.
The Union of this city was the first to speak
out. and in its issue ot October 26, lt said :
..We would also suggest that during these
hot, murky days tbe quarters are too narrow
for health. The cells are only eight by twelve
I feet, and are ventilated only by the door. Each
I of these ls occupied by six men. The corridor
ls narrow, and ls shared by thirty men. Marshal
Johnson would consult the health of the pris?
oners and would doubtless be Justified by a
humane government In obtaining a suitable
room In which those who have surrendered
themselves can be placed. Some considera?
tion ls certainly due such."
The New York Sun spoke next A corres- ]
pondent ot that paper, writing from this city,
under date of October 27, sala:
'These Columbia prisoners are huddled In
rooms like sheep, thirty and forty being as?
signed to each room. The apartments are
filthy In the extreme. Not a table or chair, or
a single article of furniture is allowed, and the
prisoners have no other bed than a olanket
stretched on the bare floor. Add to this the
brutality of their keeper, and the picture of
Arcadian bliss ls complete."
Any person of common intelligence will at
once see that my account of Mr. Frazee's In?
stitution agrees with the descriptions given in
the above extracts.
But whilst Mr. Frazee is endeavoring to
make us believe that be keeps a a ret class jail,
the Spartanburg prisoners get out an appeal
to the public behind his back, which so iuds
rather doleful, coming from men who are, if
we are to believe Mr. Sheriff Frazee, the best
treated criminals In the State. The following
le the appeal, which I find In the Columbia
Phoenix, -signed by the prisoners :
.'RICHLAND COUNTY JAIL, [
COLUMBIA, November 3,1871. J
To the Editor oj the Phoenix:
SIR-We, the undersigned, men from Spar
' tanburg, and now confined in the above named
Jail for alleged violation of the act known as
' the "Ku Klux Act," are greatly in need ot to?
bacco and soap, and would respectfully request
our friends to supply our wants In these par?
ticulars. A few towels also would be gratefully
Here, then, In filth, penned up like swine,
and led on the offals of the butcher-markets
and the bakeries of C 'lumbla, are men-wit?
nesses for the State-r .'Eging their friends to
send them soap to wf..<h with, that their hands
and faces may be a little clean from the dirt of
the floor on which they have huddled together
and slept on nightly since they came to this
city, and this, too, under the eye of the sheriff,
when a few cents worth of soap dally would
be ample for the use of all the Ku -Klux prison?
ers under his charge.
I bave condescended to notice Mr. Frazee
and his prisoners' statements, not out of any
respect or consideration to either party, but in
deference to THE NEW.', its readers and my?
Moreover, I want lt remembered that I did
not demand or advocate In my letter better
treatment for the wretched prisoners from
Spartanburg on account of themselves. I
could not conscientiously do so. I detest law?
breakers, lnlormers and spies too much for
that. I did it simply for the sake of humani?
ty and out of respect for the high, noble, gen?
erous character of the American people. That
8T. Lours, November 7.
The negro who attempted to outrage a
white woman near Windsor, Missouri, was
hanged by the citizens.
THE APPROACH OF WINTER.
8ALT LAKE, November 7.
It has been snowing all day.
BELFAST, MAINE, November 7.
The cold is unprecedented In intensity. There
is skating on the ponds.
THE NEW ORLEANS FIRE DEPART?
Nsw ORLEANS, November 7
The city council to-day adopted a resolution
directing the administrator ot commerce to or
Sntze a paid fire department. The present
e department is managed by tbe Firemen's
Charitable Association, the' contract with
which terminates on the 15th December.
THE FINANCIAL KU-KLUX,
EXCITEMENT TN NEW YORK.
No New Developments-The Bondhold?
ers Alarmed-A. Proposed Meeting of
the Carolinians In Gotham.
[SPECIAL T2LE0RAU TO THE NEWS ]
NEW YORK, November 7-10 P. H.
There are no new developments In the mat?
ter ol the alleged over issue of South Carolina
bonds, but the bondholders here are greatly
excited by the reported movement tn South
Carolina to repudiate the loans contracted by
the Scott administration. A meeting of the
South Carolinians now in New York has been
called to consider the subject. Nra.
AS CLEAR AS XZD.
Governor Scott Defines the Situation
Why the Bonds were Issued-Kl mp ton
to be Removed.
?[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TH? NEWS 1
COLUMBIA, 8. C., November 7.
Governor Scott arrived here to-day. He
repeats his denial of the statement In the New
York World charging an over-Issue of twenty
millions of State bonds, and claims that the
bonds in question were necessarily issued In
the process ol converting former bonds of
the State. He states, also, that the fiscal
agency of the State ls to be taken away from
Mr. Kimpton and given to the Union Trust
Company, of New York. B. W. T.
A HUGE SENSATION.
The World's History of the State Finan?
cial Agency-Printing the Bonds by
and Charges-I* the State Insolvent ?
In the New York World, of Sunday, we
find the following history of the operations of
the South Carolina Financial Agency In New
York, and of the reported Iraudulent issue of
For several days past tbe most startling ru?
mors have been afloat In financial circles, and
reflecting seriously upon the credit ol the State
of South Carolina. First, lt was said that an
Immense over-Issue bad been made by Mr.
Kimpton, the State financial agent. This was
quickly followed by an announcement that
every member ot the State government, from
the Governor down, had arrived In the city.
These statements and facts had such a power?
ful effect on the market that the bonds of tbe
State fluctuated as violently as ever did gold
during the uncertain days of the war, the ten?
dency, however, being to weaken the value of
the bonds. Even after a most strict and thor?
ough Investigation, lt seems almost Impossible
to give a really connected statement of the ac?
tual condition of affairs, but certainly the wild?
est reports yet promulgated do not exceed
what ls apparently true, to Judge from all that
can be learned from most trustworthy sourcee.
? STARTLING STATEMENTS.
Ac facts about which there is no question It
may first be stated that the American Bank
Note Company, of this city, have printed bonds
ot the State of South Carolina to the amount
of $20,016,000, which have been passed Into the
possession of Mr. Kimpton; that for some pur?
pose the several members of the State Gov?
ernment are In the city, and that other gentle?
men of wealth, to whom tbe credit of the State
ls a vital question, are here watching their
proceedings. It Is said that Governor Scott on
being questioned in relation to the printing of
this great amount of bonds admitted that they
had been printed, but denied that all had
been issued, although he was unable or
unwilling to say what the amount of the
issue really was. Those who charge the
over-Issue here step In with the question.
"What was the object of printing these bonds
if lt was not the Intention to use them, and if
there ls no Informality why let the credit of
the State be hazarded by withholding tbe
facts ?" There was only one way In which
the bonds could have been legally Issued, and
that was under cover of an act authorizing
loans for the purpose of taking up the other
bonds of the State, but it ls said that no part of
the money yet raised has been used tor any
such purpose, and that the debt which tbe
Tax nay era' Convention of May last discovered
to be about $12,000,000, was so fearfully in?
creased tbat tbe State was
or rather would be If lt should assume the re*
8ponslblllty of paying the debt which has been
heaped upon lt. However, lt is highly im?
probable that the taxpayers ever will consent
to saddle themselves with such a responsibili?
ty, as they have already expressed a determi?
nation not to assume any indebtedness of over
eight million dollars. Taken In connection
with the present reticence of the South Caro?
ling government officials, the following inci?
dent casts suspicion upon their Integlty : Dur?
ing the session mentioned above of the Tax?
payers' Convention a request was made to Mr.
Parker, State .treasurer, for permission to ex?
amine the accounts of his department, to
which he consented with much show of earn?
estness, but when the committee, te whom
bad been delegated the duty of investigation,
called upon him after the adjournment of the
convention, he positively refused to let them
see a Bingle book.
It 19 admitted that up to tbe present time lt
has been impossible to point conclusively to
any delinquencies, as about the same strategy
ls resorted to as that adopted by the robbers
of this elly to conceal their malfeasance In of?
fice. This Parker, who ls a Northern man or
carpet-bagger, went to the State of South Car?
olina about three years ago a poor man, and
during that time, on a salary of $3500 per an?
num, nas accummulated about $1,000.000, and
so with all the other members of the State
government-from poor men they have risen
to great wealth.
Mr. Kimpton, tbe financial agent, lt 1B as?
serted, bring claims against the State for com?
missions and services to the amount of some
14,000,000, and so closely In league with him
are the other officers, that they have not dared
to resist payment ot his claim, although much
of It has been proved to oe for renewals ot
credit which have been made time' and again,
and for each of which transactions be has
charged commissions of various kinds,
amounting In the aggregate to about fifteen
per cent,, just the same as though they had
been new loans or transactions. So In time
he has in repeated commissions swallowed up
more money than the original loans amount?
A POSSIBLE FAVORABLE FEATURE.
One feature alone seems favorable to the
State credit. It is asserted most positively,
while admitting that Kimpton has made this
frighttul over-issue of bonds, that his opera?
tions have been carried on, not in the capacity
of financial agent of the State, but on his own
personal account, thus Involving only his own
personal credit. It this be true, then the en?
tire over-Issue could be repudiated without
discredit to the Slate. Again, lt is charged
that all tbe money the Stale has ever received
from Kimpton lor loans made by authority has
been about twenty-seven per cent, of the
gross amount, the remainder having been re?
tained by him as commissions, and that of
what lt did receive the State has had the bene?
fit of very little, as most of lt had been spent
for all manner of useless and even profligate
KEEPING THINGS DARK.
it is further said that the members of the
government have used all manner of devices
to prevent facts from becoming known In this
city that might raise suspicions as to the finan?
cial integrity ol' the State, and thus make the
bonds (marketable. For Instance, the Interest
on a part of the debt ls payable in New York
and a part In Columbia, 8. C. That falling due
recently In New York has been promptly paid,
while not a cent i as been received in Colum?
bia of the amount due there.
EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE.
Again, lt Is found that the expenses of the
last session of the Legislature remains yet un?
paid. It amounts to the very respectable sum
of $800,000. ThlB was discovered by some
gentlemen who began to wonder why no call
had yet been issued for a meeting of the Legis?
lature on the 27th day of the present month,
as bas been the custom heretofore. And they
naturally concluded that apprehensions of the
discovery which would be sure to ensue when
the Legislature met, had prompted the Gov?
ernor to disregard his doty in this particular.
To conclude, lt should be stated that this In?
formation ls trom a source which entitles it to
the highest credit. The-persons giving it ex?
pressed a confident bellet that a fraudulent is?
sue amounting to $20,046,000 of the State
bonds had been negotiated and the money mis?
applied, and were convinced that Ii it should
prove that the State was involved to that
amount lt was utterly and Irrevocably insol?
WORSE THAN YELLOW FEVER.
The Third Calamity or South Caro
\ lina-Birds of a Feather.
'Vhe World of Sunday has the following
leader on poor 4-South Carolina :"
We were wrong In thinking South Carolina
only tormented by the yellow fever which des- j
olates her seacoast and Mr. Grant's despotism
which harries her western border. A third
calamity oppresses her, and that ls the as?
tounding robbery which first finds a rev?
elation In our columns to-day. Ir seems
that the debt of the State, which was
$5,000,000 wheo the present scoundrel gov?
ernment took place, and wblch was admit?
ted by Governor Scott shortly after the Tax?
payers'Convention meeting In Columbia lu
May last to be from $12.000,000 to $u,ooo.ooo.
ls now ascertained to be at the least $25,000
000. Bonds to over $20,000,000 have been
printed in this city, and the exact status of
the South Carolina debt no man can to-day
say. The reconstructed Governor Scott, now
In this city, cannot tell; neither can any of bis
officials, all of whom have likewise swarmed
hither of late, say. An Impenetrable cloud
rests over these finances, and all that clearly
appears is this: That there have been
$20,000,000 of bonds printed In this city,
and of the whole Issue it may be written
nulla vestigia retrorsum- none can explain
where the money has gone. We bear that
interest payable In this city has been
promptly met after the fashion of swindling
corporations which borrow money to pay divi?
dends, while interest payable in the capital of
South Carolina bas been allowed to go by de?
fault, In the hope that such default In that far?
away region might not excite the attention
any default In Wall street would arouse.
Further, we have lt that open war ls declared
between Scott, the reconstructed Governor,
and the broker formerly his .tidies Achates In
this city for the management of the State
Still further, in all this appear the re?
marks of that great national gift-taker,
Mr. Grant. The reconstructed Governor
Scott was, prior to his election, a Freedmen's
Bureas man, one of philanthropist Howard's
servitors. Philanthropist Howard being a
bird of the same feather with Receiver-Gene?
ral Grant, a kindly feeling Id entertained to?
wards Reconstructed Governor Scott by the
administration. Whether this fellow-feeling
has led to the military despotism now existent
In South Carolina with the object of keeping
these monstrous financial rascalities in the
family does not now appear. It soon may.
The -Organ" Speaks.
The administration organ, the Columbia
Union, in Its Issue of yesrerday, says :
It will be seen from our dispatches that wild
rumors have been in circulation in the finan?
cial circles of New York in regard to the con?
dition of our State finances. The World prints
an alarming statement to the effect that over
twenry million? ot bonds have been issued
and negotiated, and their proceeds misap
friled. It also states that the expenses of the
aet Legislature, amounting to $800,000 are
yet unpaid. The first statement has received
an emphatic denial from the Governor and
State treasurer, and the last ls so grossly false
that sane men need no explicit denial to sat?
isfy them of its otter falsity.
We do not believe there has been a dollar of
over issue of bonds. However, we Lave no
more knowledge upon this point than have
any of the other citizens of the State; but If
there has been such over Issue, we promise
what little Influence we possess shall be used
In ferreting out the guilty parties, and lo
bringing them to Justice. That is Just where
we stand on this over Issue of bonds business..
The Governor's Promise. ~V
The New York Dally Bulletin of Monday
In Southern State securities the new South
Carolinas attracted all the attention and ad?
vanced to 38 on the publication of the Govern?
or's assurance that the State will continue to
promptly pay all Its Interest obligations. The
notice ot the Governor ls advertised In an?
The Savannah News ot yesterday says :
Bullock and Scott have, lt would seem, been
doing a smashing business In State securities.
In their lively competition lt ls highly proba?
ble that they have overstocked the market
and will be large losers by the depreciation of
the bonds of their respective States. Scott
has this advantage over Bullock : He has no
Democratic L?gislature to threaten him with
impeachment, and under the protection of
martial law and Federal bayonets may return
to the field ol his vlllanous enterprise.
THE RACES AT THE H UR.
BOSTON, November 7.
Selling race: Mary Louise, one; Lord Byron,
two; Cardinal, three-time. 2.42|. Club purse:
Tubman, one. one; Joe Elliott, three, two;
Gerald, two, three-time, 1.47J, 1.49.
A STEAMBOAT WRECKED.
NEW ORLEANS, November 7.
The steamer Wade Hampton, from Vicks?
burg to New Orleans, sunk opposite Donald
Bonville. No lives lost. The cargo, 1G96 bales
cotton, will be saved In a damaged condition.
CENSURING A CA RP ET- RA G GER.
ATLANTA, November 7.
Both branches of the Legislature passed
resolutions denunciatory of Governor Bullock,
' and Impeaching his veracity.
The Western and Atlantic Railroad carries
delegates to the Agricultural Congress, at
Selma, at half rates.
ST. Lo CIS, November 7.
A den of counterfeiters, near Kansas City,
was captured. A number of counterfeiters, In?
cluding Josiah D. Myer, the leader of the gang,
were arrested. Myer escaped while the offi?
cers were examining the house. A large
amount of material and machinery was cap?
NEW YORK, November 7.
Twenty-six small-pox deaths occurred in
Brooklyn last week.
PHILADELPHIA, November 7.
The cases of small-pox deaths last week
numbered five hundred and sixty-seven, with
deaths ot ninety-five. No ward ls enltrely
free from the disease.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The Georgia Legislature have repealed the
-Medlll is elected mayor of Chicago by a
- lt ls impossible to obtain casks for the im?
mense vintage of California.
-General G. M. Gregory, United States
marshal, died at Philadelphia.
-Goodyear's Volcanlte Company have ob?
tained a verdict against several dentists for In
1 frlngement ol' patent.
BATTLE OF THE BALLOT.
ELECTIONS YES TER DA T.
NEW YO BK STATE CARRIED BY THE
BOSS TWEED WINS ABARREN
TAMMANY TRIUMPHS IN NEW YORK CITY.
THE DEMOCRATS CARRY MARYLAND BY
NEW YORK, November 7-6 P. M.
The Democratic majority la the city i? esti?
mated at fifty thousand, with a heavy vote
polled. A Tammany triumph ts probable.
Several election officers have been arrested
for suspicious practices, but the number of
arrests ls not greater than usual. Tweed ls
polling an Immense vote In the Third Ward.
At Albany the Republicans polled a heavy
NEW YORK, November 7-9 P. M.
Scattered returns from the interior show
uniform Republican gainB, and Indicate that
the Republicans have carried the State by a
Fifty-six towns show a Republican gain of
2960. Jarvis Lord (Democrat) is re-elected
from the Monroe District, Tweed is elected by
a large majority. Ledwith, the Tammany can?
didate for the Supreme Court, ls defeated.
O'Brien (Reform Democrat) ls elected by a
large majority. Shandley (Tammany Demo?
crat) probably beats Sigel, but the contest ls
NEW YORK, November 7.
Tweed's majority ls 12,000. Norton and
Wattman and Genet, Tammany senators, are
elected. Tammany elects thirteen assembly?
men. Tammany also elects Spencer and Jones
as Judges of the Supreme Court Seymour
and Tilden (Reform Democrat) are elected.
Ninety-nine towns show 4124 Republican
The Democratic majority In New York City
ls 30,000, and In Brooklyn 5000. Nearly the
whole Democratic ticket in the City and
County of Brooklyn are elected. Including
Barnell. Brook'yn elects three Republican
and six Democratic assemblymen.
Sufficient ls now known to make lt probable
tbat the Republican State ticket and both
branches of the Legislature are elected.
TRENTON, November 7.
Tbe State election here ls progressing qui?
etly, and a full vote ls polled.
It ls reported that thore has been rioting In
NEW YORK, November 7.
The few scattering returns from New Jersey
Indicate the election of Packer, the Demo?
BALTIMORE, Ituvrmtrri T.
Baltimore City gives a Democratic majority
of 6700, being a Republican gain of 700. Tbe
Republicans have probably carried two coun?
ties in the State. The Democratic majority in
the State will be very considerably reduced.
NEW YORK, November 7.
Peter B. Sweeney has resigned as commis?
sioner of the board of public works.
THE FISHERIES' QUESTION.
HALIFAX, November 7.
The Admiralty Court have condemned the
schooner Nickerson and cargo, seized while
procuring bait in North Bay.
A RADICAL BLOW-UT.
MONTGOMERY. November 7.
A Radical meeting used an anvil for a can?
non, which exploded, killing two and hurting
two mortally and some others badly.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, November 7.
The barometer will probably fall on Wednes?
day along the Atlantic coast with rising tem?
perature. Northwesterly winds continue du?
ring the night in the Middle and Eastern
States, but diminish and back to the South?
west on Wednesday. The barometer will
probably fall, with cloudy and threatening
weather throughout the Mississippi valley.
Southerly winds and cloudy weather are prob?
able for the upper lakes; easterly winds for
the south Atlantic and gulf coast. Dangerous
winds are not anticipated for our coasts to?
V??tnrday'a Weather Reports or til?
Slgual Serrice, V. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
Burlington, Vt.. 29.9?
Buffalo, N. V.... 30.03
Cape May, N. J.. 30.14
Un ar i es ton.30.12
Cheyenne, W.T.. 30.49
Corinne, ?tah... 29.89,
Davenport, Iowa io. 19
Duluth. Minn... 30.15
Grand Haven.... 30.18
Keokuk, Iowa... 30.05
Key West, Fla.. 30.00
Knoxville, Tenn. 30.11
Lake City, Fla.. 30.07
i eavenworth ... 30.08
Memphis, Tenn.. 30.07
Milwaukee, wis, 30.15
Mt. Washington. 29.60
Sew London, CL 29.91
New Orleans.... 30.08
Oswego. N. Y.... 30.04;
Pittsburg, Pa.... 30.26:
Portland, Me.... 20.80'
Punta Rosa. Fla 30.08,
Rochester, N. Y. 30.05j
at. Louts. 30.04
St. Paul, Minn.. 30.211
Wash; n gt on, DC. ?30. il
61 NW Light.
37 NW Fresh.
34 NW Fresh.
44 W Fresh.
43 NW Brisk.
65 E Gentle.
67 SE Gentle.
27 N Fresh.
45 E Fresh.
64 E Light.
42 W Light.
42 ?W Gentle.
52 E Gentle.
43 SW Fresh.
44 SW Light.
76 E Fresh.
47 W Light.
55 NE Gentle.
:o NE Brisk.
72 N Light.
59 SE ?Gentle.
?9 SE Gentle.
54 SW i oentle.
69 SK Light.
43 SE Gentle.
Bj NW Gentle.
37 NW Light
71 SE Gentle.
44 NW Brisk.
4? NE Fresh,
ss NW Brisk.
44 NW Gentle.
46 SW Gentle.
65 Calm. I.
79 NE Fresh.
37 W Fresh.
60! SW .
G4 NE ?Gentle.
44IS I Light. '
NOTE.-The weather renort uate<i 7.47 O'Clock
this morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
cnamber of Commerce at 10 o'clo< k A. M., and
together with the weather chart, may (by th*
courtesy or the chamber) be examined by ship
masters at any time daring the day.
VIENNA, November C.
The new mLTilstry, ia the formation ef which
the Baron Von Kel I ere berg has been called, is
not definitely constituted, but the following
slate, current In political circles thia morning,
is generally believed to be accurate : Presi?
dent, with portiolio of the interior, Baron Von
Kellersberg; finance, Halzetban; worship, De
Itremayer; justice, Chlimelzky; commerce,
De Plener; war Behool, agriculture, Grochol
ski. Counts Halzetban and De Itremayer were
members of the ministry of Count Potoobi,
and De Plener ot Count De Taafe's cabinet.
The new president has declared, through offl
dal organs, that the policy which compelled
the retirement of Count Hohenwart will be
vigorously pursued. Some of its friends hav?
ing been deceived by stories of compromise,
lt ls distinctly announced that no compromise
in contemplation is likely to be made.
The diets of Bohemia, Moravia, Card?la.
Upper Austria and Galicia will be dissolved as
soon as the new government ls settled.
Von Beust'a resignation is accepted. Count
The statue of Maximilian Waa unveiled to?
day with solemn and imposing ceremonies.
It is now stated here that Von Lougar and
not Andreassy succeeds Von Beust.
Von Beust has resigned on account of Ill
health. The Opposition press intimates that
Beust bad an intimation from the Emperor
that his resignation would be accepted.
LONDON, November 7.
The Court of Queen's Bench has resumed
the hearing of the Tichborne case. Australia
has been ransacked during the vacation for
documents bearing on the case.
DUBLIN, November 7.
A mob assailed the military escort conduct?
ing Kelly to trix', with stones. A soldier was
PRAGUE. November 4.
In the Bohemian Diet to-day an Imperial re?
script was read emphasizing the supremacy of
the fundamental laws of the Empire, pointing
out their superiority over any mere local stat?
utes or customs. The Emperor declares these
general laws can only be altered in the man?
ner prescribed In the general constitution.
He warns the Diet against attempts to nullify
or disregard them, exhorts Bohemia to send
ber usual representatives to the Reichsrath,
declaring that failure or refusal to do this will
Involve the gravest political consequences,
and that the responsibility lor them rests sole'
ly with the members of the Diet.
PARIS, November 7.
Baron Gauldrie, recently French minister to
Peru, ls transferred to Washington.
The restoration of tranquillity In Algeria ls
The strike is Increasing at Rouen.
MADRID, November 7.
The anticipated reconciliation ol the parti?
sans of Sagosta and Zorina has failed.
BERLIN. November 4.
The Reichstag to-day passed the war fund
bill. During the debate, prior to its passage,
Prince Bismarck urged upon the members the
necessity. In the present aspect of European
affairs, of strengthening the country by thus
empowering the Emperor to act promptly
and tully under any adverse or threatening
circumstances which may arise. The passage
of the war lund bill, which was recommended
in the Emperor's address at the opening ol the
Reichstag, would leave his Majesty unshackled,
and would virtually place Prussia In a position
to act either upon the offensive or defensive.
No complications are at present apparent
CONSTANTINOPLE, November 4.
Monseigneur Franchi, the Papal envoy, has
taken bis departure from this capital, having
failed In his efforts to obtain guarantees from
the Sultan In regard to the status of Catholic
subjects. The Turkish Porte persistently re?
fused to enter Into a discussion as to the con?
dition of his Christian subjects.
BRUSSELS, November .5.
The Belgian government has forwarded
$20,000 to America for the relief of the Belgian
settlers In Wisconsin who Buffered by the lor
est fires. The government has also opened a
subscription for voluntary contributions for the
SALE OF THE SA VANN AH REPUBLICAN \
SAVANNAH, November 7.
The Daily Republican was sold to-day by the j
sheriff, and was purchased by W. A. Reid, for- j
merly or tbe Macon (Ga ) Telegraph. The
establishment will be Immediately refitted.
A HORRID STORY.
Twenty-Six Children Devoured hy a
KINGSTON, November 7.
A negress of highly respectable character Is
arrested, charged with cannibalism. It ls al-1
leged that thia negress killed and ate twenty
six children whom she inveigled into the j
?p trial Notices.
. J.^BT^?TOMONS, M. D.,
Has returned to the city._.';t30
par- DISINFECTANTS.-THOSE Di
want or DISINFECTANTS will And a full assort?
ment at the Drug Store of DR. B. BA ER, in Meet
?raf* MEDICAL COLLEGE OP THE
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.-The Commence,
ment of the ANNUAL COURSE OF LECTORES In
this Institution haa been postponed until WED?
NESDAY, November 16,1871.
GEORGE E. TRESCOT, M. D.,
nov7 tnthsm4w3 Dean of the Facnlty.
SOUTHERN AND ATLANTIC
TELEGRAPH COMPANT, OFFICE CORNER
BROAD AND EAST BAT STREETS.-Cable Tele?
grams will be received and forwarded with dis?
patch on favorable terms.
A. J. BALDWIN,
General Superintendent S. aad A. Telegraph CO.
pgr NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HAV?
ING demands against the Estate of the late Mr.
CHARLES H. KONIG, otherwise called KINO, of
Charleston, dectased, will present attested state?
ments of the same to Messrs. SIMONS A SIMONS,
Attorneys at Law, No. 77 Broad street, Charles
ton, S. C., and all persons Indebted thereto will
make payment to them or the undersigned.
W. A. MERTENS,
Happy relief for Tonng Men from the effects
of Errors and Abuses In early life. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility carel. Impediments
to Marriage removed. New method of treat?
ment. New and remarkable remedies. Books
and Circulars sent free, la sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 South
Ninth street, Philadelphia. Pa._octia
AND COUNTY TAXES, 1871.-CO?NTY TREAS
URr.R"S OFFICE, COURTHOUSE, WALTER
BORO', S. C.-Notice ls hereby given that this
offlce.wii; be open for the receipt or STATE AND
COUNTY TAKES for the year 1871, on the 15th day
or November, 1871.
Taxea not paid on or before the 15th day of |
January,1872. will be liable to a penalty or twenty j
All Taxes remaining unpaid on the first day of I
March, 1872, wm be liable to be collected by dla-1
tress, or otherwise. All Real and Peraonal Pro?
perty ls charged with seven (7) mills on the dollar
for State purposes, and three (3) mills on the dol?
lar for county purposes.
The Treasurer will visit the rollowlng named
places In the co mty to facilitate the collection of
Taxes, and os the daya named below the office
in Walterboro' will be closed:
George's station.December 5th and eta
Summerville.December 8th and 9th
Adam's Run.December nth
Smoke's Cross Roads... .December 14th
Be li's Cross Roads.December 16 th and lath
JAMES W GRACE,
novl-13 Treasurer Colleton County.
PiroEEL- MITCHELL.-on wednesday, No?
vember ist, at Walterboro'. by the Bev. E. E.
Bellinger, Rector of St. Jude'a Church, ??!. MOTTS
PIKCKBX, of Colleton County, and JANIS MITCH
ILL, or Charleston, & c. *
B^^-*cKENZlE.-On the 28th of october,
J, 1e^ JO-5NJ- wl^tmaL, F. J. BROWN to
-ards MCKKNZIB, both of this city. No
CONSIGNEE'S NOTICE.-C O
SIGNEES per Bark L?GET are hereby nota.ed
nat abe has been THIS DAT entered under the
Pire Day Acr. Goods not Permitted at the expi?
ation of that period will be sent to Ouatoirhonse
?tores. RAVENEL i 00.
pw CITY HALT, NOVEMBER ?, 1871.
The Committee on Contracts will receive bldg
inti! the 14th inst for supplying the City Hos?
pital, House of Correction and Old Folks' Home
irltb FRESH BEEF for the balance or the present
md all of the next fiscal year-applications to be
left with the Miyor._n?T8-wfm3
PW THE CHARLESTON OHASITA
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFIOAL RAFFLEB
CLASS No. 196 -MORKTN'O.
Ai witness our hand at Columbia this 7tn day cf
November, 1871. FENN PECK,
JAMES GILLfLAND, 1
??"OFFICE OF COUNTY TREASURER,
FIRE-PROOF BUILDING, CHARLESTON, S. 0.,
NOVEMBER 6TH, 1871.-The Bcokl Of the Treasu?
rer or Chariest m County will be opened on the
?th day of November, 187 : for the receipt of
TAXES dne the State and County for the year
The penalty of twenty per cent provided by
aw will be added to all Taxes rt.naming; unpaid
>a the 16th day or January, 1872.
The rate of taxation for me year 1871 ls as fol?
State Tax per centum.T mills.
Conn ty Tax per ce atom.3 milla.
Poll Tax per capita.$ i oo
nov8-lmo Treasurer Charleston County.
pm- THE STATE OF SOUTH CARO?
LINA, OHABXESTONOTjrjOTY.-Ceraflcateof Lim?
ited Partnerihlpbetween BUCKLEYT. BENTON,
Df the City of Brooklyn, State of New York,
CHARLES UNDERWOOD, of the Town and Co on?
ly of Tolland, State of Connecticut, and EVERT
E. BEDFORD, of the City of Charleston, State
This certificate hereby Witnesseth that the un?
dersigned have, byjvlrtue of an act of the General
assembly or the State aforesaid, entitled "An Act
to authorise the formation of Limited Partner?
ships," passed la the year of our Lord, one thou?
sand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and an?
other Act entitled "An Act to extend the dura?
tion or an "Act authorizing the formatloh of Lim?
ited Partnerships," passed in the year of oar
Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six,
and another Act extending the same nntll repeal?
ed, passed December 20th, 1863, formed a Limited
Partnership aa fo lows :
First. The name or firm auder which such
partnership shall be conducted ls EVERT E,
Second. The general nature ot thc business la
teaded to be transacted la that or the Grocery Ba
slnees, both retail and wholesale, in the said City
Of Ch a reston.
Third. RnoWLRT T BESTOW, of ta? our .*
Brooklyn, State of New York, and CHARLES UN?
DERWOOD, of the Town and County of Tolland,
State of Connecticut, are the Special Partners,
and EVBRT E. BEDFORD, of the City of Charles?
ton, State aforesaid, ls the General Partner.
Fourth. BUCKLET T. BENTON, a special Part .
uer, has contributed seven thousand dollars
($7000,) and CHARLES UNDERWOOD, the other
Special Partner, has contributed also seven thou?
sand dollars ($7000) to the common stock of the
Firth. The said Partnership commences On the
first day of November, eighteen hundred and
seventy one, and will terminate on the Drat fay
of November, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.
Dated this 28th day or October, A. D., 1871.
(Signed) B. T. BENTON, [L. a.]
CHARLES UNDERWOOD, [U A]
EVERT E. BEDFORD. [L. 8 ]
(Signed) o. w. RoDiRtcx,
THOMAS E. PEARSALL.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT
co RT.-By an order of the Honorable GEO. S.
BRYAN, United staten District Judge, the Session
or the District Court and the hearing or all peti?
tions and motions In Bankruptcy, or in the gen?
eral business of the District Chart is further post?
poned until the 20th or November last.
nov4_BAEL. HORLBEOK. Clerk.
PW COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON,
OCTOBER 2511871.-The WINTER TERM or this
College wilt commence on WEDNESDAY next,
November 1. Candidates for admission la the
Freshman or the Sophomore Class will present
themselves at the President's room at 10 o'clock
A. M. F. A. PORCHER,
pw NOTICE. -WE HAVE ESTAB?
LISHED a branch of onr house In Savannah un?
der the name or HOWARDS A SMITH, Cotton and
Bice Brokera and will carefully attend to any
[ business entrusted to ns.
novl_S. L. HOWARD A CO.
^.SHAVING SALOON.-MB. J. H.
WEICHMAN will superintend the basinets lately
conducted by Mr. LOMBARDO, and will be
pleased to see bia friends and the patrons or the
establishment, at the Old stand, in Market street,
where no pains will be spared to please.
pW NOTICE.-THE UNDERSIGNED
do hereby give notice that neither they nor any
member of their firm have any business connec?
tion or association of any kind with Mr. E. E.
BEDFORD, No. 276 King street, Charleston, S. 0.,
Grocer, and that tbe use of their, name by E. E.
BEDFORD in any way ls entirely without authori?
ty. W. S. CORWIN A CO.
pa- NOTICE -A LATE CAED OF W. '
S. CORWIN A CO. having not lied the public that
they were In no way connected with the under?
signed In business, and not responsible for any
use of their name, in order the more effectually
to advertise the same, the undersigned hereby
announces that be has bad no business relation!
with the said firm since April, 1870, except of
being their debtor for the; stock then purchased,
and since paid for. _
EVERT E. BEDFORD,
oct26 Successor to W. 8. Corwin A Oo.
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