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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1833.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A SECOND EDITION OF THE WORLD'S
Another Explanation from Governor
Scott-The Air Thick with Rumor?
A Meeting or Bank Pres iden ts to Con?
sider the Situation.
[SPECIAL TKLKOSAH TO THB NSW*.]
Governor Scott accounts for the Issue of |
twelve millions of bonds by enumerating the
various issues ordered by the legislature, in?
cluding the redemption of the bills receivable,
the past-due interest, the treasury relief, the
land commission, the funding of the bills of j
the Bank of the State, the sterling bonds and
misprints. The remainder of the twenty mil?
lions of alleged over-issue he claims to consist
of conversion bonds. Attorney-General Cham?
berlain and Comptroller-General Neagle have
returned to Columbia, leaving Treasurer Par?
ker In New York with appointments, signed
in blank, to transfer the State financial agency
to the Union Trust Company.
Governor Scott says Mr. H. H. KImpton
gave his own and Henry Clews's bond for five
huudred thousand dollars when he was ap?
pointed. In the meantime ail financial in?
to .-es ts in which the State credit ls Involved
The air Is thick with disheartening rumors,
and a conference of the bank presidents is
called for to-morrow morning to consider the
situation. B. W. T.
The Over lune or South Carolina
Bonds A bom $30,000,000- North Caro?
lina similarly Robbed.
The New York World or Monday contains a
second edition (with corrections and addi?
tions) of the history of the reported over-Issue
of State bonds. It says:
The report published in this paper yester?
day of the discovery of tremendous over?
issues of South Carolina bonds by the State
financial agent has created a most profound
sensation in financial and commercial circles j
on account ol the severe losses to which pur?
chasers may be liable, and in social and politi?
cal circles on account of the depravity to
. Tvnich it too clearly pointa as existing amongst
the irresponsible agenta who have been,
trWfcajonet role, thrust upon the peo?
ple ot the Southern States aa Execu?
tive Stats officers. Information received
since the publication of the article in question
shows it not only tobe correct, but even so
tempered in the interest of truth and justice
towards all aa to fall far short of the real con-1
. di Lion of affaira. It waa stated that the sum
of $20,046,000 in bonds of the State or South
Carolina had been printed by the American
Bank Note Company of this city and passed
Into the possession of the State financial
agent; that every member of thv State gov?
ernment waa here, from tbe Governor down,
and that a party of the wealthy gentlemen
Of the. State representing the taxpayers
? were here watching th- ir proceedings and
endeavoring to find or the actual financial
condition of the State that lt had long been
known that the Sta.e debt had been fear
fully increased, bot to what amount lt
Jbad been Impossible to arrive at, as the
officials had ail refused information on the
subject, and the State treasurer bad careful?
ly kept the books ot his department locked
from the inspection of the gentlemen who had
wished to investigate then with a view of
learning the truth; that the State financial
agent had, besides making the over-Issue or
bonds, so reduced the amount* raised on the
_ credit of the State by a compli ?ted system of
commissions to himself, that o tly aome twen?
ty-seven per cent, or money ral ?ed by him had
ever found its way into the ? .ute treasury,
and much ol this, which had jeen raised to
meet maturing obligations, had been used for
other purposes, and thns not caly leaving the
debt unpaid, but increasing th > aggregate. In
relation to the printing of th i bonds, it was
stated that the Governoi (Scott) had
admitted such to be the fs:t, but had de
njsd that they had ali been used, or that lt
was the intention to put tnt m into the mar?
ket. Again, it was said than lie State agent
had issued the bonds, but not on the credit of
the State, but on his own individual credit, in '
which case the State would not be Involved,
as it could honorably refuse to shoulder the re?
sponsibility of paying them. One thing, how?
ever, is certain, that lt is impossible lor those
most interested to get any satisfactory replies
to their Inquiries lrom any ol' the officials.
They have tried to have the Governor explain
why so great an amount of bonds have been
printed Tr they are not to be used, and also
io get from him some decided estimate of the
actual Indebtedness of the State, but they were
only met by evasions and subterfuges tending
to throw dust in their eyes. Worst of all, it
was stated that it all the tacts in relation to the
over-issue were true, then the State was
utterly and Irrevocably bankrupt Now for
the new developments. It ia discovered
almost beyond a doubt that the over-Issues
are a palpable fact, and that iaatead of $20,
046,000 they will reach the figure of $30,046,
000; tbat of this amount $15,000,000 have been
signed, sealed and shir, ped to Europe for sale
there, and that the remainder have been put I
into the market here. But these fearful trans?
actions it IB now found are not confined to the
State of South Carolina officials. Immense Is?
sues of much the same character have been
made by those who at present hold control ot
.the finances of the State of North Carolina,
.And a prominent Southern railroad has been
tn the same line ol business. Regarding these
two last it Ia not possible at this time to give
any reliable figures, but in a few days lt will
be given to the public, together with something
official about the South Carolina matter.
Governor Scott's Veraion of the Affair.
The Nt w York Journal of Commerce of j
Monday says :
Our Washington correspondent has con
3raed with Governor Scott, of South Carolina,
d received from him the emphatic assurance
that in no case can the debt ofthat State ex?
ceed $12.000,000. Ali bonds heretofore sold
are genuine, and represent full value received.
Interest will be paid promptly on the 1st of
Januai v. The Governor thought lt probable
that sensational reports would be circulated to
alarm bondholders, and he desired that the
latter should be warned against crediting
A Dangerous Horse to Ride.
The Columbia .Union (Radical) of yesterday
The Courier ot yesterday saya :
"If the telegrams which we publish this
norning are true, our taxpaying citizens have
but one course to follow, and that ia te repu?
diate every dollar of the debt of the State
which has been contracted under the corrupt
administration or Robert E. Scott."
Whether the debt spoken ol by the Courier
means the bonds Issued by the present State
administration, or the actual debt created by
lt, we are unable to say. li lt means the bonds
Issued, lt will find that there are numbers or |
others who think such a course aa is suggest?
ed by the Courter ls not only appropriate, but
one which ls likely to be pursued. Indeed,
there are not a few who openly advocate re?
pudiation ot the whola debt, not a part or lt.
The class that advocates such a step is not
one that holds any considerable portion of
these securities, and lt cannot readily under?
stand why lt should be taxed to pay for a dead
Tola question of repudiation la one that In?
terests more persons than the Courier la
aware ot, and one that should not be lightly
handled, ir such a cour?e ls to be pursued, the
Int where discrimination ls to begin will
difficult to fix upon. Thoae who hold no
bonds of either Claas will not be likely to see
the equity in the taxing one class for repudi?
ation, ana taxing themselves to pay the other.
Repudiation is a dangerous horse to ride.
Will UM People Submit ?
The Columbia Phoenix, of yesterday, says :
In our Judgment, the half has not been told
of this State regime. Of course, all ls right,
remarks the organ here. Of course, all is
wrong, says truth. And now we say to the
good people ot South Carolina-to all tV: hon?
est elements we have of white and colored
alike-Democrats and liberal Republicans
what are you going to do about this ? Will
you submit to thieving officials, or will you
move, as IQ New York, to put swindlers and
public plunderers In the penitentiary, where
they belong ? Cannot all the good men of the
State unite to pull South Carolina out ot the
mud and filth In which she now politically
stands, and place her on the road to peace and
prosperity ? God save the State ! It will be
FSAUDS IX FLORIDA.
A Huge Radical Swindle.
Scarcely a day passes that some new in?
stance of robbery or extortion practiced by
Federal or carpet-bag officials upon the people
ol the Southern States does not come to light.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commer?
cial exposes an interesting state of affairs io
the government land office at Tallahassee,
Florida, where for the last five years a duly
appointed registrar has been receiving money
from settlers and Issuing titles for lands which
are now pronounced absolutely worthless. It
seems that there had been no receiver of mon?
eys from the sale of public laud- appointed;
but this did not prevent the office from doing a
thriving business. Official letters and circulars
were sent out, also guides and directions for ap?
plications, w ith blank forms, official maps of sec?
tions with unappropriated lands marked, and
other documents calculated to Invite applica?
tions, while county authorities wete authorized
to act as deputies and urged to give publicity
to the matter. These exertions resulted in an
active business, which has continued for four
or five years, during all of which time the
registrar bas been receiving money and ls- j
suing therefor receipts with certificates of the
number of the section and subdivision of the
applicant's tract. And now a new official, a
negro, has taken charge of the office, who
says that the receipts given by the lormer
registrar are worthless, as they are not the
receipts of a receiver-no receiver having
been appointed at the time of their issue-ana
claims the right to grant improved farms to
any one who will go upon them and pay the
office alee of fourteen dollars, under the r ra?
visions of the homestead law. It is said that
hundreds of Industrious settlers will be turned
out from homes which they have spent years
In improving, after having paid the stipulated
tees and complied with alf the formalities re?
quired by the law. on the pretext that the
registrar who took their money had never been
legally appointed a receiver. What reason
have we to expect a people to manifest any
feeling of loyalty toward a government whose
representative, since the present administra?
tion has been la power, have chiefly distin?
guished themselves In their dealings with this
people by a system of flagrant and unblushing
robbery, not even sparing the humblest work?
ingman In their greed for plundei?
THE ARIZ OX. I IXDIAX8.
An order will be issued irom the War De- !
?artment to-morrow, placing the Indians of
rizoaa under the direct charge of General
Schofield. Instructions will be given to bring
them all m upon reservations, and to keep
them upon such reservations. While there
they will be fully protected In all their rights
by the government, and If they leave and go
upon the war path they will be punished.
IXSURAXCE AT THE HUB.
BOSTON, November 8.
It is stated that the Hide and Leather In?
surance Company will pay fifty per cent, and
wind up Its Chicago losses of $720,000. The
New England Company will pay sixty per
cent The Independent Company, with risks
of over a million commercial, paying twenty
five per cent All other Boston companies
promptly paying up.
THE GEORGIA LEGISLATURE.
ATLANTA. November 8.
The Senate passed resolutions denying the
existence of a Klu-Klux organization, and Bug-1
zesting to the Eu-Klux committee to summon
the judges of the Superior Courts as witnesses;
also, offering legislative aid to enable the com?
mittee to get at all the facts o? the alleged dis?
order. The House passed a bill repealing the
act to prevent the collection of taxes of I
THE if EATHER I IS DAT.
WASHINGTON, November 8.
The low barometer west ot the Mississippi
will probably move northeastward, with
southerly winds and rain Irom the Gulf coast
to Kentucky, and northeasterly winds in Wis?
consin and on the upper lakes. The winds
will probably back to southwest on the lower
lakes. Northwesterly winds continue on the
Middle and East Atlantic coast; cloudy and
rainy weather will extend on Thursday over
Lakes Erie and Michigan; partially cloudy
weather pn the South and Middle Atlantic;
rising barometer and clearing weather In
Northern New England. Dangerous winds
are not anticipated for our coasts this evening.
It has been snowing three days in Cheyenne.
Yesterday's Weather Keporu or tb?
Slfjual Same?, U. s. A.-4.4T P. M.,
Augusta. Ga ... 29.95
Burlington, Vt.. ?9.72
Buffalo, N. T.... 29.80
Cape Maj, N. J.. 29.80
Cheyenne, W. T.. 29.28
Corinne, Utah... 29.90
Davenport, Iowa 29.87
Doluth. Minn... 29.95
Escanaba. Mich. 29.95
Grand Haven.... 29.91
Vicksburg, Va.. 29.83
Keokuk, Iowa.. 29.74
Key West, Fla.. 29.92
Knoxville, Tenu. 29.88
Lake city, Fla.. 29.80
eavenworth ... 29.64
Memphis, Tenn 29.81
Milwaukee, Wis, 29.93
Mt. Washington. 29.3s
? aili vide.29.88
New London, Ct. 29.68
Oswego, N. Y.... 29.75
Pittsburg, Pa... 29.97
Portland. Me.... 29.60
Panta Rosa, Fla tt.97
Rochester, N. Y. 29.79
San Francisco.. 30.17
Savannah . 29.94
Shreveport, La.. 29.70
sr. !.. ul-. 29.72
St. Pani, Minn.. 29.t-2
Toledo, o. 29.60
Washington^ c 29.8
NOTE.-The weather renort dated 7.47oTciocn,
thia morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber or commerce at io o'clock A. M.. and,
"meiner with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy or the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any ttme during the day.
THE TRAGEDY AT THE MILL.
AK AWFUL EPISODE OF THE WISCON?
The Fire nt the Mill-Heroes and Pol?
troons-The Centre of Salvation-A
Human annals do not; surpass, in equal time
and space, the Immensity and intensity of But?
tering and death which, at Williamson's Hill,
in the midst of the burnt district o? Wisconsin,
were crowded into the meagre epitome of one
frightful hour. A correspondent of the New
York Tribune gives a graphic description of
the awsome scene :
Tiresome miles of incorrigible waste were
passed, and the prospect spread out limitless?
ly, when the buck-board came to a bait on the
edge of a clearing that the aching eyes could
hardly distinguish from the miles of abomina?
ble waste already traversed. "This ere," said
tte driver, solemnly, rising ImpreBBlvely on
thn tremulous platform of the buck-board, and
sweeping the air with his disengaged arm,
"was the mill-Williamson's mill, where they
had the dreadfullest roast that night that ever
a human creater see; I didn't see the Are, but
I was here next day," he added cautiously.
"Tom Bush, the barn-master, was here all the
night, and sot on the peak of the barn a long
spell, while the buildings was catchlnV
THE CENTRE OF SALVATION'.
On that fatal Sunday morning the mill ope?
rations suspended, and the men who had
homes tn the neighboring towns ot Big and
Little Sturgeon made an early start through
the woods. When night came, some kindly
Providence detained them, and the massacre
was so much less. It was still early wheu
those casually astir outside saw a great glow?
ing light shoot athwart the southern sky, and,
spreading rapidly west and northward, con?
tinue with dazzling brilliancy. Presently a
slender column of fire shot forward, and,
caught by a whirlwind, came ploughing
through the solid timber toward the mill. By
this time the sleepers and all had rushed from
the barrack In a wild, clamoring consterna?
tion. Three brothers, Williamsons, owned the
mill, and had in the little colony mother,
father, Bisters, wives and children. The
women were directed, as far as pos?
sible, to put on men's clothes through?
out, as offering less chance for the
fire to catch. So far as known, not a woman
heeded the advice. Had they done so, their
lives might not have been sacrificed on that
Ignoble pyre. This was the last shred ot co?
herent conduct among the frightened people.
A desperation of terror filled men, women and
children-a terror as natural as fatal, for. bad
common fortitude led the group, not a soul
need have perished. With one impulse the
frantic mass, battling and crowding, rushed
to the potato patch. Here a rising ground
was crowned by a shallow pit, not six feet
around, and hardly, at the deepest part, two
feet below the suriace of the ground.
There had been constant jocosities and
banter about this "centre of salvation,"
and some one actually attempting to enlarge
the cavity had been driven off by good-natur?
ed ridicule. Even as late as Saturday lt bad
been used as a place of reluge notwithstand?
ing, and when the actual danger came, the
credulous mass remembered the delusive pit.
It that fatal spot had not been, If the whimsi?
cal belief had not obtained a firm hold, there
Is not the slightest doubt but the forty-seven
that perished would have escaped* In the
neighboring woods. Into that cramped place,
crowding, buffeting, begging, ojurslng, implor?
ing, praying, shrieking, men, children and
women elbowed and fought In the frenzy of a
hideous desperation and terror. Not large
enough to admit a dozen by the closest pack?
ing, nearly fifty wrestled and crowded In and
about the fatal spot. With ostrich Instinct, in
the abjectness of their unreasoning fear, men
ploughed their burning heads under the living
pyre. An Inextricable pyramid of bodies, In
all sorts of conceivable postures, stood In the
LOVE'S LABOR LOST.
There were a few in this awful time that
preserved an amazing equanimity. The engi?
neer of the mill, Bryan Merrill, a young fellow
of marked character and intelligence, battled
resolutely till the last chance to save his em?
ployers'property, and only when the futility
of the effort and the danger to Ute became ob?
vious, was his self-imposed duty resigned. A
blt of romance tinges the glaring picture.
His sweetheart was the relative of the mill
owners, Miss Maggie Williamson, a girl, lt la
said, ot rare beauty and- attraction. The
young fellow, bright and cultured beyond hla
kind, regarded with favor and affection for
many a mile around, had won her heart, and
the two were to have been married. The girl
with her kindred had fled to the potato paten,
and here suffocating with smoke, their gar?
ments In flames, and writhing In awful agony,
the young fellow found the chief part of the
people. 'He tried to scatter the Infatua?
ted group; with his hat pressed closely
over his mouth and nostrils, ne directed tbe
group to break and take shelter In the edge
of the timber. Hopeless ! The roar of the
hurricane, even the blood-curdling shrieks of
the sufferers, drowned his voice. He tried by
main force to tear the hideous mass asunder,
but the strength of a giant could not have
broken the madden clutch ot the wretched
sufferers. Tbe troup was Immovably fixed to
the fatal spot, and rose from burning sand a
fiery Laocoon struggling with the coiling
flames. Merrill, hastily (etching wetted blan?
kets, threw them over the nearest sufferers,
meantime shouting to them to break for the
timber, not twenty steps away. Useless. With
the skin banging In shreds upon his hands and
forehead, he carried water and poured lt on
the Infatuated group, while the Ignoble crowd?
ing went on madly among the swiftly roasting
crowd. The tumultuous struggle had been
from the first a loathsome, unreasoning fear; a
moment's coolness, a moment's cessation of
the frightful effort to wedge downward, would
have given life to ali. The time came, how?
ever? when the faithful Merrill, stripped almost
ot clothing and burned beyond recognition,
had to give up the heroic effort, and plunging
through the darting flame, dashed his burning
body in the well.
ON THE BRINK OF ETERNITY.
The falling trees could be guarded against,
but nothing could save from the encompass?
ing fire in the clearings. One came, whose
frail chance of life the meanest creature,
struggling In that hot pit, would not have re?
fused, an old tottering half blind, trembling
woman, mother to the owners of tbe mill.
She must have been forgotten in the first
rush, for when she came toward the potato
patch it was filled with a swarming crowd
thrown prone upon their faces In the shallow
depths ol the potato pit. Seven of her kin?
dred writhed in that hideous knot. Passing
on with decrepit step, the venerable mother,
whose eighty-four years had not worn out
coolness and discretion, came upon a great
bowlder near the edge ot the timber. Climbing
on this, although hall'suffocated, she covered
her head with her skirts, and, with clothes care?
fully tucked up from the running flames, kept
for hours on the back ot this unique salaman?
der. The only son that came out of the fire
with his life, lt ls said, did not forget his dutv,
and aided his mother to this forlorn refuge.
Be that as it may, with a thick blanket well
wetted over her body and her skirts out of
reach of the hot incendiar}- sand, the brave
old lady perched on that rock through the
long night ot agony, every shriek of her roast?
ing kindred s Utting her ears, and their burn?
ing bodies almost within reach of her helpless
arms. Twice through the night she received
succor, once from her son, who came up and
wetted her covering, and once from the barn
master, Hush, who also bathed her head and
gave her cool water to drink. Through the
whole unspeakable tragedy of piteous coward?
ice ran this vein of simple fortitude and heroic
A MAN OF HEROIC MOULD.
The mill blacksmith. Michael Adams, stands
out aa though of almost antique mould. He
was a man of gigantic figure and grave,
rough reserve. When the danger came, he
gathered his three children and baby In bis
great strong arms, and with his wife strode to
the centre of the clearing, where he calmly
placed them on wetted blankets, and, cover?
ing them with his coat, quietly brought water
In buckets and saturated the frail protection.
The flames hissed and roared about him, but
be never desisted. Resisting the hot torrents
with wonderful endurance, and even when his
hair was ablaze, his hands fleshless, and the
ooals eating into his flesh, continued his
efforts for wife and child. The young engi?
neer and the barn-master shouted to him to
fly to the woods. He seemed to hear them,
but calmly shaklog his bead remained at his
Eost. As his strength and sight began to fail,
e looked with unutterable yearning toward
the helpless group at his feet, then glanced
anxiously toward the wood. Whether he saw
that there was the better chance of safety can
never be known; he reeled suddenly and drop?
ped like a shot in his track. When help came
to that group the next day. an nnscarred
babe lay in the arms of Its dead mother, the
father's arm about both. They were, of course,
all dead, but the father alone, with one arm
burned off, was unrecognizable save by his
giant frame. Even the dog that howled,
smothering In the hot air and kept In an ecsta
cy of restless motion to prevent being roasted
on the hot sands, seemed Impressed by the
man's devotion. Wagging delirious Inquiry
I with his tail, and Interjecting sharp barks, he
seemed to plead with his obdurate master.
Hopeless ot recognition, then he would poke
his nose under the wet blankets, and alter a
thorough cooling, emerge dejectedly as
though deprecating the weakness while his
master stood exposed. Sands growing hot?
ter and hotter, the forbearing brute made for
the woods, but In mid-career, and almost in
the performance of a Jig- his legs were kept
moving so briskly to keep his feet Irom burn?
ing-be turned longingly as ll reminding the
man that this was the way to safety. Noheed
was paid him, and with painful limps and
piteous whines he returned, and settling his
feet on the blanket, stared eagerly at bis mas?
ter. His poor singed body was found In that
attitude of love and duty.
A FIERY PIT.
At the well, which stood nearest the house,
a wretched group had taken refuge-not only
at, but in lt. Six people flung themselves Into
this last resort, counting confidently on lt as a
place ol security. Finally, when crippled by
the fire, and exhausted by his long efforts, the
young man Merrill threw himself into that
crowded pit also, the place was packed. Even
here his presence of mind was all that saved a
life where life had very little chance. The
frail wooden curbing above the mouth had
taken fire, and the flames began to run down?
ward fiercely. The paralyzed group dared
not put out their beads, lest the flames should |
smother them. But Merrill, without an
instant's hesitation, uprose and flung the dan?
gerous thing away, and the barn-master,
hovering about the edge of the woods,
presently refreshed the smothered victims by
a bucketful of water. The well was, notwith?
standing, a place ot death. The flames,
sweeping savagely over the clearing, lurched
and Bplt down hatefully Into the crowded pit,
and soon the steady blaze from within Indica?
ted the fate of the inmates.
THE BLACK OOLO0THA.
Here the climax comes; the tragedy ls com?
plete In this one terrific picture; the light of j
the new dsy revealed only the machinery ot
the horrid masterpiece. The red glare of
night had changed into the bleak dawn, and
the dawn had changed Into high noon before
a helpful hand broke into the black Golgo?
tha The barn-master Bush, when silence bad
fallen upon the place an hour or two before
dawn, took a horse and attempted to make
his way to Little Sturgeon; as well try to ride
through a stone wall. Leaving his horse be?
hind, he struggled, by the brightlight cf the
burning pines, and after incalculable trouble
In the way and out of the way, some time
about daylight he came upon the ruins ot a
lumberman's cabin, which by the regu?
lar path was not more than two
miles from the mill. He had been hours
in reaching it, and, worn out by the labors and
agony of the night, be sat down to rest.
Presently the owner came, and together the
two men started back to the settlement. They
came first to the well. Merrill, apparently
quite dead, was taken out first. Six more
came after, all dead, save a child, crowded be?
low its mother at the bottom. Merrill soon
gave feeble evidence ol life, and was cared for
at once. Bush ran to the stone to aid the old
woman; the blankets were rolled away. The
stone was bare,.and no vestige of Mrs. Wil?
liamson could be found. Then they came upon
the pit. An Indistinguishable heap of arms,
legs and oodles, perfectly still and wholly
naked, wan ail that remained of the mass that
came therein aaSMfcttat lite a few hours be?
fore. They were all dead, and few of them
recognizable. Seven Williamsons perished in
the aioiip, among others the young girl, whose ,
long black hair was found clutched lu masses
in her uncharred bands. ' *
The darkness of a new night threw a pitying
veil over the scene when the first relief irom
outside had succeeded tn cutting a way
through. The work of burial began next morn?
ing, and fllty-nlne were accounted for In the
fatal clearing. The venerable mother was
found on the road to Big Sturgeon the day
after her terrible exposure, very feeble and
worn out. She was tenderly cared for, and ls
in a lair way to regain what she can count but
little-her health. One son out of three was
spared. Her husband laid hts gray hairs in
the terrible holocaust; her whole kindred pass?
ed away In the ravages ol that deadly night.
To this day the woods are not clear of their j
dead. Bodies tn every stage ol decay are con?
stantly brought In by the committees, and
until that ls ended the grand total can only be
a matter of conjecture.
E. F. BLODOETT ARRESTED.
The Atlanta Sun says that on Saturday,
upon affidavit ot Chas. P. McCalla, E. P.
Blodgett, son of Foster Blodgest, who
was general purchasing agent for the
Western and Atlantic Railroad during the
Blodgett administration, was arrested and
brought before Judge W. M. Butt. Major
McCalla swore, In the affidavit, that he did, by
and through artful means and deceitful prac?
tices, obtain from the treasury of the Western
and Atlantic Railroad $7411 29.
The prisoner waived an examination, and
gave bond for $2000 for his appearance at
court, Mr. A. T. Finney becoming his bonds?
These specifications are connected with the
transactions ot W. R. D. Millar, of Savannah,
who was bound over by Judge Butt It Is re?
ported that young Blodgett was preparing to
leave the city, going to New York-which
caused his arrest-though we do not know
that this ls true. It Is so reported.
THE KU-KLUX PRISONERS.
An Exoneration of Marshal Batts.
The Columbia Phoenix prints the following j
statements, which It confidently believes to be
1. The prisoners are not kept in close con?
finement, but are allowed, by permits from
the United States marshal, to see such counsel
and friends as they may desire.
2. They are allowed to receive food and any
articles ot clothing sent them, and they are as
comfortable as they can possible be, under the
3. Not over thirty prisoners arrested on
charge of Ku-Kiuxlsm have been In jail at any
one lime, and they are not crowded.
4. The United States prisoners are In charge
of the Richland sheriff, who claims to be treat?
ing them with due consideration.
# . ? * ? ?
With respect to the United States marshal
we have seen no evidence of any disposition,
on his part, to be other than humane and con?
siderate. The same, we feel sure, may be said
for the deputy marshal, Edward P. Butts. He
repudiates the brui silty of conduct attributed
to him, and disclaims having said "damn you,
you are here for punishment, not for pleas?
ure," as being foreign to his feelings. We are
glad to be able to do this act of justice to an
injured man. Mr Butts, it ls true, avows him?
self "a true Republican," but is opposed to the
conduct ol the Radical rascals.whom he regards
the worst enemies of his party. Mr. Butts was
formerly ol Rhode Island, but for nearly five
years has been a resident of this State. In
Charleston, he enjoys the esteem and good
will of all; and. as one of his friends tell us,
feels acutely the charges made against him of j
brutality of conduct. His desire is to do his
duty in the spirit of a gentleman and officer,
holding a responsible post as the chlet deputy
marshal. Our readers are aware-fully aware
-what we think of the outrageous measures
set on foot In South Carolina-as we believe,
for personal ends and for party purposes.
But let us distinguish between the measures
and the men whose duty it may be to carry
out orders. In this spirit we have written
this, to ease the mind of the up-country, as to
the treatment of the prisoners irom that sec?
tion, and to Bet Mr. Butts right before the
-Liberal advertiser* are the men who
"mean business." Tnose who don't advertise
only do a mean business,
THE STATE FAIR.
SECOND DAT'S PROCEEDINGS.
A Large Crowd Present-The Pacing
and Racing-Meeting of the State Ag?
[SPICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NBW3.JJ
COLUMBIA., November 8.
The attendance at the State fair to-day was
much larger than yesterday, but a departure
from the programme was made which post?
poned the tournament until to-morrow, and
substituted one pacing and two; running
races. The former was won by Owen Daly's
Grey Sam, In 3:16. The running" races, half
mlle each, were won respectively by Hey ward
Brown's Gentle Annie. In arty-six seconds, and
Boyce A Co.'s Wild Arab, in forty-nine
At the meeting of the State Agricultu?
ral Society this evening subscription lists
were opened for the stock of the Auxiliary
Company, and a sufficient amount subscribed
to warrant the organization and application
lor a charter.
THE OPENING DAT.
Appearance of the FairgGrounds- The
Exhibitors of Stock - An) Exciting
Trotting natch-Sleeting of the State
Agricultural Society-Th? Prospects of ]
Having the Next Fair In Charleston.
[FROM OTK SPECIAL CORR ESTOS DB S'T. ]
COLUMBIA, S. C., November 7.
The annual State Fair was opened to-day
under as pleasant auspices, as far as weather
and attendance go, as could have been de?
sired. Every available vehicle in the city that
could convey people to the exhibition seemed
to be pressed into that service, and before
twelve o'clock Columbia and hair the sur?
rounding country bad emptied Itself into the
Fair Grounds. The rush or entries, however,
and the arbitrary regulation or only twenty
four hours to a day, bad compelled an exten?
sion of the time or receiving articles for exhi?
bition until noon ot to-day, and the programme
or this morning was in consequence some?
what interfered with. The executive com?
mittee had been so busily engaged more?
over as to allow them no-time for the ap?
pointment ot the examining committees,
which was to have been done on Monday,
and consequently the ploughing matches, ex?
hibition of cattle, Ac, bad to be deferred until
to-morro iv. But the Interruption of the for?
mal programme seemed to detract but little
Irom the enjoyment ot the scene, and the
thousands of visitors found more than enough
to amuse and Interest them In the thousand
and one attractive objects displayed on every
aide. The great bulk of the articles on exhl- j
bltlon had been at last got into proper posi?
tion for tbelr best display; the main building,
and especially that portion or the second floor
occupied by the Ladles' Memorial Association,
was admirably and beautifully arranged; brisk
trade was driven In and around the building
lu everything that man could eat or drink:
the side shows had Increased In number, and
In flaming canvas show pictures, and the ring
toss, little joker, patent soap and prize-pack?
age Arabs ot the wayside were In the height
of their glory and the highway to wealth.
A fair ground ls an admirable place tor the
study of human nature. It la here in all
phases, and In most cases the infectious ex
cltement or the place la enough to develop its
most unconscious demonstrations. Here is
the bluff, hearty farmer, the plodding calcula?
tor, the nery youth, the o?a** mau of middle
age and many race tracks, the family parties
religiously bent on seeing everything and get?
ting tbe worth of their money, and the luckless
lads who, seduced by the allurements of target
shooting, knife capping, raffle throwing and
the like, enjoy one day of reckless hilarity,
and find themselves at the end of lt minus the
little hoard that was to see them through the
week. There is a great deal ot thorough en?
joyment throughout lt all, however, and even
thoBe who might not enjoy the attractions of*
the fair per se, can hardly keep from enjoying
the pleasure of their neighbors, and And them?
selves, before they have been an hour on the
fair ground, laughing hilariously, recounting
long-forgotten jokes, and feeling ten years
The horses, cattle and other stock are near
ly all on hand now, and are comfortably dis?
posed of in their stalls, where they form the
centres of macy admiring rustic groups. Some
of the horses are stabled outside or the
grounds, however, and for this reasou an ac?
curate list of the entries in this line cannot yet
be given. Among the principal exhibitors or
stock are W. A. Beatty, or Union, Rev. Geo. B
Tucker, of Newberry, J. G. Lykes, of Rich
land, D. Wyatt Aiken, or Abbeville, J. Wash
Watts, or Laurens, James Windsor, of Rich
land, and R. A. Griffin, of Abbeville. Messrs.
Aiken, Watts and Griffin, especially, show
splendid collections of cattle, comprising De
von, Durham, Ayreshlre and grade oxen, bulls
and hellers. A fine display of domestic fowl
is also made in the coops in the rear of the
main building, some of the raresf specimens
being contributed by Mr. Alexander Y. Lee, of
The principle event of to-day was the trot
ting, at three o'clock, for the speed premium
or fllty dollars. The race was announced as a
trot for fifty dollars, mlle heats, best two in
three. There were four entries, as follows
Mr. J. A. Chambers, of Augusta, named Hick?
ory Jack; Mr. W. C. Anderson, of Edgefteld,
named Blue Boan; Messrs. Boyce A Co., of Co?
lumbia, named Urey Eagle, and Mr. Owen
Daly named Little Mac. The track and the
horses were In fine condition, and a goodly
audience was assembled to witness the first
race or the week. Fully hair an hour was lost,
however, In the attempt to get a lair start,
but at last a flying start was taken and the
four got off in splendid style, Hickory taking
the lead rrom the first and keeping lt easily.
It was soon seen that this heat was between
Hickory Jack and Little Mac, and it was
won by the former in 2:52$. Little Mac coming
in second, Grey Eagle three lengths behind
and Blue Boan distanced. For the next heat
Little Mao. Hickory Jack and Grey Eagle
came to the line, and after a close brush Little
Mac carried off the honors by a head In 2:464.
The third heat and the race was won by Hick?
ory Jack In 2:424. The following is the sum?
Columbia Fair Grounds, November 7,1871. Trot
for $60; mlle heats, best two in three:
J. A. Chambers names Hickory Jack.. .12 1
owen Daly names Little Mac.2 l 2
Boyce A Co. names Grey Eagle.-3 3 3
W. C. Anderson names Blue Roan-Distanced.
Time-2:62?; 2:46?; 2:42?.
Judges-Thomas Taylor, T. Moore and C. J.
Distance Judges-E. Hope. D. B. DeSaussure.
The festivities ot the day were concluded
with what was to have been a running race for
$100, but the only entry for the race being Col?
onel Thomas J. Bacon's famous horee Mozart,
the race resulted in a walk over.tlme not taken.
This evening a very full and interesting
meeting ot the State Agricultural and Mechan?
ical Society was held, at which two malters of
considerable importance were discussed. The
first was In regard to the effort of the Colum?
bia City Council to oust the society from the
grounds lt now occupies for its annual exhi?
bition. It appears that the council, In their
zealous quest of that public plunder which, to
the Radical mind, ls the end and aim of all
public office, have turned their covetous eyes
upon this property, which waa deeded to the
society lor the purpose of a lair ground three
years ago, and have instituted a suit tu re?
voke that deed and recover the property,
doubtless as a basis for the issue of further
city bonds. A resolution was accordingly in?
troduced thia evening which recited that the
municipal authorities had by this action an?
nulled all obligation which the society was nu?
der to hold Its future fairs in Columbia, and
authorized the executive committee to provide
lor holding the next fair iii Charleston or
elsewhere as they deemed best. This resolu?
tion was debuted at great length and with
much spirit, Messrs. J. 8. Richardson, J. P.
Thomas, D. W. Aiken and William Lawton
speaking In tts laver, and General (inry. Judge
Melton and General Buller uppotdug lt. There
was much diversity of opinion as to the advi?
sability or deserting Oolumbiu, but a hearty
jinan rutty of bellet la the rascality ol the Co?
lumbia City Council. Finally, an amended
resolution was carried, which authorized the
executive committee, In the event ot a de?
cision In the courts adverse to the society to
ax and announce the place of holding the next
fair, so that it ls by no means Impossible that
Charleston may have the honor and the profit
of the next State fair, thanks to the narrow
minded cupidity of the powers that be In Co?
lumbia. It was also decided to organize and
apply tor a charter for the Joint Stock Auxil?
iary Company as soon as $10,000 of bona tide
Btock shall have been subscribed instead of
$30.000, which was the minimum limit fixed
last year. B. W. T.
THE DEMOCRATIC ROUT.
A Number of Women Vote In New York
-Smashing the Tammany Ring-A
Sweeping Radical Majority In New
York State-Jersey Elects a Demo?
cratic Governor-Kansas, Wisconsin,
Illinois and Minnesota go Republican.
NEW YORK, November 8.
The New York World says: "The returns
from this State, which were unusually back?
ward this year, Indicate the election of the
Republican ticket by at least twenty thousand
majority. As it never rains but lt pours, the
majority may be even more than this. We
have lost the State Legislature, and the Re
publicans will not fall far short of a two-thirds
vote In either house."
"The Tammany local ticket was roughly han?
dled by the voters. Led with was no where.
Sigel, Republican, is elected by about twenty
six thousand majority over Shaudley, Demo?
crat, for registrar. Bradley, Norton and
Genet will not visit Albany officially this year.
Even Tweed, with no opposition worth men?
tioning, polled a light vote compared with
those he formerly received."
Tammany elects only Tweed to the Senate,
and only three of twenty-two representatives.
The Reform ticket for the County and City of
New York is successful by large majorities.
The Republicans carried Kansas by an In?
Wisconsin elects a Republican Co vernor
illinois elects a Republican Congressman at
large by from twenty-five to thirty thousand
New Jersey elects a Democratic Governor
and probably a Republican Legislature.
Seventy-eight towns In Minnesota give Aus?
tin, Republican, for Governor, 1428 majority.
WASHINGTON, November 8.
In New York City, the anti-Tammany party
elect alt the aldermen and fifteen of the
twenty-one assistant aldermen. The State
Legislature ls expected to stand, Senate, 24.
Republicans and 8 Democrats; Assembly, 40
Republican majority. Last year the Demo?
crats had five majority on joint ballot. Hora?
tio Seymour ls defeated, but Tilden ls elected
by 3500 majority. Curtis and Sedgwick, Re?
form Democrats, beat Jones and Spencer tor
the Superior Court, by 22,000 major.ty.
Barrett's (Reform) majority over Ledwlth ls
44,000. Powell ls elected Mayor of Brooklyn
by 4200 majority. It ls reported that Tweed
has resigned as chairman of board of woi !;H.
Several women voted In Ne w York.
The majority of Packer (Dem.) in New Jer?
sey Is about 4600. The Legislature stands,
Senate 12 Republican! and 9 Democrats, As?
sembly 38 Sepubllcans and 23 Democrats.
In Minnesota the Republican majority is
from 8000 to 10,000.
THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
Important Notice to Counsel.
WASHINGTON, November 8.
For the Information of counsel, lt should be
stated that all cases continued at this term of
the Supreme Court, after Monday next, will
be put at the foot of the calendar of next
term, unless otherwise specially ordered by
the court. This will put all cases so continued
over for at least two years.
OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
The Austrian Embrogllo- Ambassado?
VIENNA, November 8.
The Bohemian Diet voted unanimously
against electing delegates to the Relcbsrath,
whereupon the government ordered the clos?
ing of Us deliberations.
AMSTERDAM, November 8.
The Netherlands Trading Company held a
meeting to consider the proposed transfer ol
the Dutch possessions In Asia and Africa to
England, and resolved to continue the organi?
zation for twenty-five years.
PARIS, November 8.
The Duke De Broglie has gone to London.
The Duke De Harcourt has gone to Rome. It
ls thought that Goulard will be assigned to
THE LOUISIANA STATE FAIR.
NEW ORLEANS, November 8.
The Louisiana State Fair new and commo?
dious buildings are completed, and will be
opened for the reception of articles on the 13th
instant. The fair commences on the 18th.
A RADICAL KU-KLUX LEAGUE.
MONTGOMERY, November 8.
Hon. James F. Rice, a Superior Court Judge
and leading Republican in Alabama, ls defeat
feated for the Legislature by Knox by over
three thousand majority. Knox was voted
for by the secret Republican military organi?
zation known as the National Guard, which
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-B. R. Curtis has not yet accepted the asso?
ciate counselshlp before the Geneva arbitra?
-A Halifax telegram says that the fishing
schooner Riggs, with all hands, was lost on the
-The Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette
Railroad are adjudged bankrups, and required
to nie a list of creditors within five days.
-It is decided to eject the settlers from tba
Osage lands unlesB they remove In compliance
with notice from the secretary ol the interior.
pm* UNITED STATES DISTRICT
CO RT.-By an order of tue Honorable GEO. S.
BRYAN, United state- District Judge, the Session
of the District Conrt and the hearing of all peti?
tions and motions In Bankruptcy, or in the gen?
eral business ot the District Court ls further post?
poned until the 20th of November inst.
nov4_HANL. HORLBKOK, Clerk.
pm* COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON,
OCTOBER 2511871.-The WINTER TERM Ot this
College will commence on WKDNSSDAT next,
November L candidates for admission la the
Freshman or the Sopnomore Class will present
themselves at the Pres dent's room at 10 o'clock
A. M. F- PORCHES,
ps* SHAVING SALOON.-MR. J. H.
WHICH ?AN will ruperlatend the business lately
conducted by Mr. LOMBARDO, and will be
pleased to n-e bis friends and the natrons of the
establishment, at the Old Staad, la . 'arket street,
w her J HO palos will oe spared to please.
pm* THE CHAELESTO^^HASTX
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOB THE BENEFIT OF TUE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFICAL RAFFLED
CLASS NO. 197-Moa.vih-o.
4 -42 -10-9-50-4G -19-27-47-57-65-51
Aa witness oar hand at Colnmbla tola sta day of
November, 1871. FENN PECK,
JAMES G ILL IL AND,
pm* CLERK OF COUNCIL'S OFFICE,
NOVEMBER 8.187L-At a Special Meeting af tbe
City Council, beld this afternoon, the following
Offices were declared want. At the Regular
Meeting, to be held on TDKSDAV EVININO next,
connell will proceed to fill the same according to
Clerk of Connell.
Messenger of Connell,
Assistant City Appraiser.
Port wardens. *
Gangers or Liquor.
Keeper or Tidal Draina
Inspector or Naval Stores.
Commissioned Officers or the Police.
Street Con trac tord.
W. R. MITCHELL.
nov? Clerk or connell.
^OFFICE OF COUNTY- TREASURER, '
FIRE-PROOF BUILDING, CHARLESTON, S. 0.,
NOVEMBER era, 1871_The Books of the Treasu?
rer or Charleston-County will be opened on the
20th day or November, 1871, for the receipt or
TAXES due the State and County (or the year
The penalty or twenty per cent, provided by
law will be added to all Taxes remaining unpaid
on the uth day or January, 1872.
The rate or taxation ror the year 1871 ls as fol?
io wa viz:
State Tax per centum.7 mills.
county Tax per centum....;.8 mills.
Poll Tax per capita.$ 1 00
novS-lmo Treaaarer Cha rles ton county.
pm* NOTICE.-THE UNDERSIGNED
do hereby give notice that neither they nor any
member or their firm have any business connec?
tion or association or any kind with Mr. E. E.
BEDFORD, No. 276 King street, Charleston, S. 0.,
Grocer, and that the ase of their name by E.E
BEDFORD la any way ls entirely without anthon
ty. W. S. CORWIN A 00.
pm* NOTICE.-A LATE CARD OF W.
s. CORWIN A CO. having noticed the public that
they were ia no way connected with the under?
signed la business, and not responsible for any
use of their name, In order the more effectually
to advertise the same, the undersigned hereby t
an no onces that be has had no bas in ess relations
with the said arm since Aprfl, 1870, except of
belog their debtor for the. stock then parch used,
and since paid ror. 4
EVERT E. BEDFORD,
oct28 Sncceaaor to W. 8. Corwin A Co.
pm* J. B. SOLOMONS, IL D.,
Hat returned to the city._ociao
pm* MEDICAL COLLEGE OF THE
STATE OF SOOTH CAROLINA.-The Co mmence
ment ol the ANNUAL COURSE OF LECTURES lil
this Institution has boca postponed an ll WED?
NESDAY, November 16,1871.
GEORGE E. TRESOOT, M D.,
novT tntnsaMwS- - Deas of the Faculty.
?WBATCHELOB'S HAIR DYE.-THIS
SUPERB HAIR DTE Is the best tn the cooria-fer
rectly harmless, reliable and Instan Urn eons. No
disappointment. No ridiculous tints or unpleas?
ant odor. The genuine w. A. BATCHELORS HAIR
DYE produces IMMEDIATELY a splendid Black
br Natural Brown. Does not stain the skin, hat
leaves the hair clean, soft and beautiful. The
jnly Safe and Perfect Dye. Sold by ail Drag*
fists. Factory No. 10 Bond street, New York.
pm* O N MARRI A TfS E . tts*
Happy relier ror Young Men from the effec ts
or Errors and Abases In early lire. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility oared. Impedimenta
to Marriage removed. New method or treat?
ment. New and remarkable remedies. Booka
and circulars seat free, la sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 South
Ninth street. Philadelphia, Pa_octl2
' pm* COLLETON COUNTY-S TATE
AND COUNTY TAXES, 1871.-COUNTY TREAS*
CR t R'S O?FI0E, COURTHOUSE, WALTER
BORO', s. 0.-Notice Is hereby given that thia
offlce.wiu be open for the receipt or STATE AND
COUNTY TAXES ror the year 1871, on the Hth day
or November, 1871.
Taxes not paid on or before the 15th day of
January,1872. will be dable to a penalty or twenty
All Taxes remaining unpaid on the first day ot
March, 1872, will be liable to be collected by dis?
tress, or otherwise. All Real and Personal Pro?
perty ls charged with seven (7) mills on the dollar
for State purposes, and three (3) mills on the dol?
lar ror county purposes.
The Treasurer will visit the following named
places la the county to fac?ltate the collection of
Taxes, and on the days named below the office
in Walterboro' will be closed:
George's Station.December 6th and 6th
Summerville.December 8th and 9th
Adam's Roo.December nth
Smoke's Cross Roads.... December 14th
Bell's Cross Roads..December 16th and leta.
JAMES W. GRACE,
novl-13 ._Treaaarer Oolleton Opaaty.
gPONGES 1 SPONGES I
Jost received a line assortment
Surgeon's Sponge, Ac AO.
For sale by DB. H. BARR,
_ No. 131 Meeting street.
J1RENCH PATENT MEDICINES.
Prepared by Orimault A Co., Parts :
SYRUP OF HYPOPHOSPHATE OF LIME, asor,
erlgn remedy, la phthisis-relieves, Coughs,
Nlghtsweats. Ac. _ .
Pepsine, ror indigestion, loss or appetite, Ac.
Digestive Lozenges or the Alkaline Lactates, a
pleasant and effective remedy ror functional de?
rangement ol the digestive organs.
Troches or Pepsine and Paucreatlne.
PURGATIF LE ROY. Pharmacie Gottin,
VOMITIF LE ROY. Pharmacia Oottin.
Dragees de San ton tn e.
Dragees de Morphine.
Lancelot's Asthma Cigarettes.
Fer sale by Dr. H. RAER,
_Mo. 181 Meeting aw*.
np HE GREAT GERMAN REMEDIES.
Professor LOUIS WUND RAM'S BLOOD PURI?
FYING AND PURGATIVE HERBS, (in Ptllt CC
Powders,) lor the care or all Acute or Caronia
Diseases, resulting from impure blood and Imper?
Also, the following Medicines by the sams (Pro?
fessor Lou ia Wundram, Brunswick, Germany :)
Herb Tea (lor Dyspepsia and Nervousness.)
Rheumatic Herb Tea?
Wundwaeser (the German -Painkiller.")
For sale by _ ?P-P'9. .?????
No. 131 Meeting street.