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VOLLME XI.-NUMBER 1774.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1871.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
A BATCH OF VETOES-THE COXP
Ajf THOL LEK'S REPORT.
A Lons Discussion in the House-The
Senate T ike Holiday to Monday.
[SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THU NEWS ]
COLUMBI i, S. C., November 23
The Governor returned to the Senate to-day,
with his vetoes, the bills to authorize special
taxes in Lancaster and Marlboro' Counties and
to authorize the reprinting of the laws of the
State. Out of respect to the memory of Sena?
tor C reen the Senate adjourned to Monday.
In the House, vetoes were received of the
bills consolidating the. Northwestern and
Greenville and Columbia and Blue Bldge Ball
roads, and authorizing the establishment ol
I teachers' institutes in the counties.
Three hours were occupied in the endeavor
to elect a committee ol .thirty-one, to appoint
clerks, Ac, and seven members were elected.
The House then adjourned to to-morrow at
The comptroller-general sent to both houses
a cc mmunicatlon explaining why he had not
submitted his report. He says that the State
treu-irrer has not given in his report for No?
vember or his annual report, and that the re?
port of the financial agent is also wanting.
The comptroller, therefore, could not make
his report. PICKET.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
Reading the Menage in the Senate-A
Strike for Investigatlon-W h 111 e -
more's Plea-An Incipient Row in (he
House-Lo! the Poor Negro!
[PROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDB.ST.;
COLUMBIA, November 28.
The heterogeneous irruption that annually
arouses, the City of Columbia from its wonted
torpor is again upon us, and, as usual, lacks
no detail of Incongruity to complete the pic?
ture and perfect the contrast to the good old
times. The dreary looking crow-nest on Main
street was this morning swarming with life and
teeming wlih the bustle of expectation
Halls, corridors, committee-rooms and stair?
cases were the scenes df many caucuses
wherein the widely dlvifgent views of
. white and dusky legislators were dis?
cussed wtih animation and mepbitlc
warmth, while In the House and Senate cham?
bers the last pr?parations were making lor the
General Assembly of 1871. There was no lack
of prompt attendance on the part of either
house, and when ' the hour ol noon arrived,
the heavy gavels of Lieutenant-Governor Sau?
sier and Speaker Moses descended almost
simultaneously. The Senate got to work with
only seven absentees, and aiter the calling of
the rilli, and an invocation by the chaplain,
that sounded strangely solemn in such a Sen?
ate, the Heuteoaut-Governor, with another
mighty prelude on the gavel, read his saluta?
He apologized for offering his views In the
face of the Governor's message, but proceeded
to invite attention to the extraordinary and
grievous condition of st "te affairs. Re terr lug
to the condit on of things in several counties
of the State which had provoked the Federal
Government to suspend thc writ of habeas
corpus, he said it might be possible for them
to say now long such a condition of affairs
should last, and whether they could make a
government stror j enough to protect the cill-11
zens ol the State. In regard to the alleged 11
mismanagement of financial affairs he said
that he was not prepared to say whether the <
cierges were true or not, simply because i
nP did not know. He knew, however, that i
public confidence In thone who managed the ]
finances of the State was shaken, that the i
bonds were begging for purchasers in the ?
markets of the world, and that the price they <
were then btingmg furnished a sad com men- <
tary upon that mauspement and a most severe ?
reflection upon tboet JU trusted with it. If any i
of the State obligations were to be repudiated, ]
ne submited that it was extremely ai (Beult to
draw the dividing' line-to discriminate as to j (
those obligations which of them should or
should not be> repudiated, at least until they t
knew more about the entire matter than they j
seemed to know Just then; and he warned <
them to be careful lest th??y opened the door <
and pointed the way to the virtual repudiation
of "the old as well as the new-the entire debt i
of the State-and thus, Samson like, destroy j
themselves beneath the ruin wrought by their ]
own hands. i
The reading of the Journal was dispensed
with, on the motion of Senator Whittemore.
and a committee (Senators Whittemore and
Barber,) sent to inform the Governor of the,
organization of the Senate and Us readiness]1
for any message he might desire to communi?
cate. During the absence cf the committee,
Lleutenant-Govr>rnor Ransier announced the
death, on Sunday last, ol Senator Joseph
Green, tro m Oramreburg, and a motion to ad- ?
journ, out ol respect to his memory, was In- i
troduced by Senator Hayna? but finally with- ,
drawn to allow of the irsnaaotlon of the Im- (
portant business of the day. Following the ti
usual order of proceedings, notice was given i
of the introduction of the following bills > ,
By Mr. Smalls-BiU to repeal a Joint r?solu- -i
Lion authorizing theOovernor lo purchase two \
thousand si a no of arms, of toe most improved t
patterns, with usual complement of ammunt- ,
rion; bili to repeal a Joint resolution entitled i
UA Joint resolution autnorizlng ihe Governor 8
to employ an armed force for the protection of c
the peace;" bl 1 to alter and amend the law lu *
relation to fences.
By Mr. Hayne- Bill to amend the tax law.
By Mr. whittemore-Bill to protect the I ?
finances and credit ot the State of South Caro- 'e
By Mr. Holli nshead-Bill to repeal an act en?
titled "An act to establish the Cnarleston
Charitable Association of the. State of South
Carolina, for the benefit of the Free School
Senator Owens, of Laurens, then asked the
unanimous consent of the Senate-to Introduce,
without notice, his bill for the removal of the
plaste of deposit o? State moneys from the
So uni Carolina Loan and Trust Company to I ?
the Carolina National Bank. Ac, the pro-1 ?
TlslonB ol which have been already published 1
in TH K NEWS. The consent was granted, and
the bill ordered to be prlntet. for the informa?
tion of the Senate. Senator Beverly Nash, Ir
succeeded in introducing, on the same terms, I 8
his bill providing lor the punishment of deal?
ers in lottery schemes, gift enterprises, Ac,
which has also been previously described in
Tnc'committee appointed to walt on the
Governor next appeared, and announced that
the Governor would communicate at once,
and they were followed soon af er by the Gov?
ernor's secretary. Mr. Heart, bringing the an?
nual message, which being handed to the I 1
clerk, was read v the Senate. It was received 11
with close attention and many an ominous 11
wink and long drawn sigh. Senator Hayne
remarked with an approach to what the late
lamented showman would have called "sar
kasum," that they wantqd to hear all about
the bonds. SenatorJArnim broke the monoto?
nous reading with an occasional question, and c
Senator Whittemore made the life of the ,
reader a burdeu to him by rising to correct his ?.
frequent errors in the very complicated ca "u- ,
lat ions.. ' r
At length the message was ended, made the ?
special order for Monday next at 2 P. M., and c
five hundred copies ordered printed.
Senator Whittemore gave notice that his t
special Joint investigating committee would a
present Its report at an early day, when Sen- j
ator Hayne, calbng attention to the recent a
card published In New York and signed by
the Governor, the treasurer and the chairman
of thc special Joint investigating committee,
said that it was therein stated that so many
million bonds had been prlDted, of which,
however, on'y a certain number had been q
signed and ba?ad. He moved, therefore, for v
a committee of two from the Senate and '_ t
from the House to walt upon the treasurer, e
demand to know what disposition had since
been made of the unsigned bonds, and bring
th? same into the Senate Chamber, there to be 11
rjlbiic'y destroyed. J t
Senator Nash. That would have to be done
in presence of both houses. I ;
Senator Hayne. Well, let them be destroyed
in*jotnt assembly, then.
Senator Whitteraore suggested that lt would
be W?ST to await the report of the special
jointinvesllgatingcommlttei. There had been
reports from the treasurer, from 6elf consti?
tuted committees, and irom this and that
and the other source, but it would be
more proper to wait till their own committee
had reported, and un:" the meesage of the
Governor bad been digested. He, tor one,
did not understand what that message amount?
ed to. Th-' card referred to had doubtless
been issued for a purpose, and it had served
its purpose in deceiving both the people of
New York and ot' this State.
Senator Hayne. So were the bonds printed
for a purpose, and I, for one, am willing to
defeat that purpose.
Senator Nash. Then let us bave all the
bonds here, If we are coing to burn them.
Let us send for the $6,000,000 ot sterling
loan bonds now in New York, and all the rest
of them. But what reason ls there to suppose,
If the card signed by General Dennis were is?
sued for a pui pose, that the report of his com?
mittee will not be prepared for a purpose also ?
The motion of senator Hayne was lost, by
an adjournment until noon to-morrow, being
ordered on the motion of Senator Rose.
In the lower house, after the roll-call, prayer
and the reference ol unfinished business, to
appropriate committees, notice of the intro?
duction of the following bills was given :
By Mr. Perry-A bill to amend the charter
Of the Town ot Pendleton.
By Mr. Yocum-Bills to provide for the pun?
ishment of embezzlement of money, and for
other purposes; to prohibit certain officers
from being interested in certain contracts; to
prevent certain officers from dealing in cer?
tain securities or evidences of indebtedness:
to prevent extortion in office. t.nd enforce
By Mr. Jones-Bills to protect plantation
laborers who are restricted to payment in
plantation due-bills; to alter and amend the
charter of the Town of Georgetown; to ex?
empt tte County of Georgetown from the pay?
ment ot fees of county officer.*, and other per?
sons thereto mentioned.'
These detail." being disposed of, and a com?
mittee consisting of Messrs. Whipper, Lang
and Smith started off in quest of the annual
message, the fuss ot the aay commenced on a
motion by Mr. Bowley, providing for the ap
??ointment of a committee of niue, whose duty
t shall be to choose the number of solicitors,
clerksi?nd attaches to be employed in the ser?
vice of the House; also to appoint a mall car?
rier-appointments from time to time not to
be made without the consent of the House.
The committee to define the duty and regu?
late the pay, and their action to be submitted
to the House for ratification; also, to have
power to appoint clerks, etc.. to attend on spe?
cial committees; also, providing that no per?
son shall be paid tor but one office, and none
to be paid unless appointed by the committee,
except the subordinates, elected by the House,
and the engrosslc; clerks.
An amendment was offered and adopted
making the number ot the committee thirty
one instead of nine. t
Mr. Byas objected. He wanted to know
why that house had not appointed a. commit?
tee ot thirty-one last winter when lt had been
urged, and when millions were being squan?
dered that mi ?ht bare been prevented.
Mr. Jones presumed the members knew
what was in store for them, and were pre?
pared for it. He had heard that in a few days
the per diem would be reduced from six dol
lars to one dollar and a half, and the object of
this resolution was only to guard against get- ;
ting a less amount of pay by making a perpet?
ual session on the excuse that, being deprived
of clerks, ?c., the members had to do the
work .themselves. He knew tho speaker's
Judgment was good, and was willing to rely
upon it in this matter of appointments, and he
also knew of some gentlemen who even
trudged the poor black men their $1 50 per
day for cleaning the spittoons.
Mr. Bowley knew something, too. He knew
of some committees who had appointed five
or six clerks, and pocketed the money them?
selves. [Here Mr. Byas indulged in an inter?
ruption, and the honorable gentleman from
Georgetown turned upon him with the retort
that ne wanted to keep Jost such individuals
i? the honorable gentleman from Orangeburg
"rom robbing the State- This was too muoh
br Mr. Byas, and he rose to question of privl
ege, and demanded a retraction from the
?onorable gentleman from Georgetown. The
rentleman irom Georgetown accordingly with
irew the offensive remark, and this little In
:ipient row having thus been averted in a
nanner that would have rejoiced the benevo
ent old soul of even Mr. Pickwick, Mr. Bow?
ey took his revenge on the House, and des?
canted at length on the bird of freedom, econ
>my, retrenchment and reform.]
This opeaed a flood-gate of florid eloquence,
he opportunity being Improved by Messrs.
ramlson. Kane, Hurley. Mobley, O'Connell, ct
ii, ?nd the resolution Anally passed by a vote
)f 75 to 7.
The Governor's message was received but
lot read. The death since the last session of I
Ion. Charlee S. Kuh was announced, and the
louse at half-past one adjourned till noon to
TUA' TROUBLES IN CUBA.
Itel r? forcements Sent the American
f leet- IVo Trouble Expected.
WASHINGTON, November 29.
The troubles in Cuba attract much attention,
ind the American fleet wi'i be strengthened
inmediately. Minister Roberts has a com- j
nucleation from his or our Government, indi?
cting other than a peaceful solution of the
existing misunderstanding. President Grant
s ?aid to have laughed at Secretary Robeson's [
?port of bis guns In Cuban waters, and to j
lave said they were pop guns in calibre and I-1
nfeiior in number to those of the Spanish
leet. The American squadron, as reinforced, '
viii consist ot the Terror, the Worcester, the '
vunsas, the N.pslo, and tho Shawmnt. It is 1
tated that the return of the squadron is ac
iording to custom, and the authorities appre
lend no trouble. The execution of eight stu-1 j
tents at Havana, for a riot at the grave ot an 11
ibnoxious volunteer captain, is generally re- f '
yarded as barbarously horrible.
THE MUSCOVY HUCK. I .
NEW YORK, November 28.
Grand Doke Alexis, had an unprecedented
laval display last night.
THE COLD SKAE.
KASTPORT, ME., November 28.
The weather is the coldest ever known In
November. The thermometer ls five degrees
?low zero. '
BANGOR. MR., November 29. t
The thermometer stood at fifteen degrees at |
toon. Vessels in port bad great difficulty In i
retting our. _,
THE KEW YORK RING.
"onnolly SHU In Durance - ilayor Hall I '
NBW YORE, November 29. i
Connolly still lacks a quarter of a million of 1
ila ball, and is in custody at the New York |
lotel. Major Oakey Hall will be arrested c
1HE MEXICAN REBELLION. | j
WASHINGTON, November 28.
A Mexican cpecial says the government ls
ODcentratlng six thousand men near Oaxaca,
eh ere Diaz has five thousand men. A battle \
s expected wlih'n three days. The govern- '
nent troops are deserting to Diaz. Congress \
las granted ampio means to Juarez tu p it *
Iowa thb rebellion. Several generals and [
olonels bav^ Joined Diaz The revolt ex- 1
ends from Sar? Louis to the Rio Grande. Pue- 1
ila is also in revolt. The revolutionists hover f
bout the capital, and Vera Cruz is doubtful. 6
lejla, the secretary of war, commands Lhe
xmy in the field against Diaz.
Sr ARKS FROM THE WIRES. I 1
A Salt Lake telegram says that a motion to 11
uasn the indictments against Brigham Yowie
ras debated all day yesterday. ) oung is 11
bought to be three hundred miles away, but I \
ndeavoring to reach the city. 11
-The. National Board of Trade meets at St.
jouis on December 6i h. Arrangements have
teen made for the entertainment of a large 1
lumber of visitors. l
-Business will be entirely suspended in I
?ew York to-day. J
THE K?-KL?X TRIALS.
SIX YORK PRISONERS RELEASED OR \
Good News for Mi v or Offenders- The Ar?
gumenta on Tuesday.
[SP5CTAL DISPATCH TO THB NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, & C., November 28.
Colonel Edward F. Avery, Robert May, Wm.
8. May, J. Parks Wilson, J. P. Gates, and
Henry Toole, (the last named being a colored
man,) arrested In Tork on suspicion of Ku
Kluzism, were taken before Judges Bond and
Bryan on a writ of habeas corpus to-day, and
were discharged on bail in the sum of $3000
It is understood that all tte Eu-Klux prison?
ers accused of crimes less than murder may,
upon application, be released on ba*until the
delivery of the decision of the 8upreme Court,
to which Anal tribunal the cases will undoubt?
edly be taken on appeal.
All the members of the taxpayers' executive
committee not having arrived; the meeting of j
the committee ls deferred to to-morrow.
NOTES AND DETAILS BT KAIL.
Thc Second Day of tbe Ku-Klax Trials
-Mr. Corbin'* Flank Movement-The
Decision ofthe Court. .
COLUMBIA, 8. C., November 28.
When the * court met this morning, there
was an even larger crowd of spectators than
on yesterday. A fnumbfr of leading mem?
bers of the bar were present, and watched the
proceedings with evident interest.
Mr. Corbin presented a commission from
the department of Jostle?. associating Attor- j
nev-Oneral D. H. Chamberlain as counsel
for the prosecution, and Mr. Chamberlain
took the oath.
Mr. Corbin, the district attorney, presented
an order withdrawing his challenge to the
array made Monday, and one fur taking Jurors
from the body of the district.
Mr. Johnson, in opposition to the order
presented by Mr. Corbin, said : By tho act of
Congress of 1824, the State of South Carolina
ls divided into two districts, one called the
eastern and one called the western, and the
offences which ire alleged to have been com?
mitted were within the western District The
sixth article of the amendments to the consti?
tution expressly provides, for the security ot
the citizen who maybe Indicted, that the Jury
which is to try him shall be summoned from
the district where the offence was alleged to
have been confronted. I cannot be mistaken
as to the purport of that amendment. If,
therefore, the act of 1824.has not been repeal?
ed, and there has been no change at all
in that respect, in any legal way, then we
feel that ll the jury which ls now to be sum?
moned ls taken from the Elstern Dlstrict.it
would be an error which I would not be at
liberty to waive, because the constitution se?
cures lo a party the right to be tried-to be
presented by a grand jury taken from the
vicinage ofthe district where, the offence was
committed-and to be tried by a petit Jury se?
lected from the same locality. The order
which was passed by the chief Justice and as?
sociate Justice, yesterday, evidently seems to
contemplate but one district in the State; bat
if, in fact, the division of the State into two
districts can only be done by the legislative
department of the government, and if that
department of the government, has divided
South Carolina into two districts, then
it was not within the power of the
court, by any order of its own, to
change the act of Con fl ress in that par?
ticular, and, consequently, not In the power
of the court to deprive the accused .ot the
right to have a jury selected from the locality
where the offence ls alleged to have been com?
mitted. I mention this for the purpose of]
bringing it to the attention of the court, tba',
BO far as I am concerned, we are satisfied
with' any Judgment which the court may pro?
nounce: but, at the same time, think-if the
court should be of the opinion that the jury
should be selected troin the Eutern District
it would be my duty, should I represent the
Ktles in the Supreme Court of the United
tes, to make that a ground of objection
should the judgment be adverse to my clients.
District Attorney Corbin replied: The Slate
of South Carolina is divided imo two districts
for the purpose of the District Court. Those
districts are called eastern and western. For I
tne purposes of the Circuit Court the State of j i
South Carolina in fofo constitutes a district, r '
and these parties being on trial In the Circuit j
Court, the true and proper construction is that
i he jury should be drawn from the body of the
district, which ls the State. The constitutional
point m idsjs undoubtedly true, but what con?
stitutes the district? Mr. Corbin said that in
the act of Congress the Stale ls spoken of aa
"the District of Swuth Carolina," and contin?
ued as follows:
Now lu reference to the order which I pre?
sented to the court. By an act of the 3d of
Mirch, 1865,2 Brightly, p. 107, lt is provided |
that "every grand Jury empanelled before any
District or Circuit Court of the United States
io Inquire Into and presentment make of pub?
lic offences against the United States, com?
mitted or triable within the district for which
ihn circuit is holden, shill consist of not less
hm tuteen, and not exceeding twenty
three persons. If of the persons summoned
less than sixteen attend, they shall be placed
)B the erand Jury, and the court shall order
the manual lo summon, either Immediately,
ir for a day fixed, from the body of the dis
.ria," that is the district for which the
jour? ls holden. ' It the District Court,
from that district; and lithe Circuit Court,
from the district in which the Circuit
Court ls holden. "And, whenever a
challenge to an Individual grand Juror is al
owed, and there are not other jurors in
Attendance sufficient to complete the grand
iury, the court shall make a like order to the
marshal to summon a sufficient number df|
persons for that purpose. No lndiotment shall
ie found nor shall any presentment be made
without the concurrence of at least twelve
fraud jurors." I think lhere can be no mis
axe about this matter. The position or the
rentleman would be entirely correct if we
vere In the District Conn ; but when we come
.o a court that comprehends the whole State
n lu jurisdiction, then the Juries should be
irawn from that district.
Mr. Johnson. May lt please your Honors,
.he constitutional provision was evidently in-1
*nded for the security of the citizen-not for
be benefit ot the government. Or, rather, lt
s especially intended for the security of the
)ne, and has no reference to the security of
he other. The common law rule, which ls
lupposed to be very materially for the securl
;y of the subject, required the jury to be
aken from the vicinage where the offence
?vas perpetrated. The provision Is to becon
itrned liberally; nothing ls more true than
bis principle. Now the learned counsel al
eged that if a criminal cause was Instituted
n a district court, and not in the Circuit Court
)f the United 8tatesv the Jury would only be
lummoned from that dlatrict; but, he maln
ains, that inasmuch as the Jurisdiction of the
3ircult Court extends over the whole State,
here ls no necessity at all for "enforcing ihe
provision of the constitution-or. rather,
br applying the provision of the con
itltution to a case tn that condition. It seems
o me that the learned gentleman is incorrect.
!t is true that the Circuit Court has Jurisdic?
tion, as a court, over the entire District of |
?outh Carolina ; but when we come to inquire
low the Jury IB to be collected, we must then
ook io the act which makes two districts In
h* State ol South Carolina and apply the con
itituiIonal provision, that the Jury Phall be
lelecied from that dimrict In which the offence
rms committed. I submit, however, that I am
Mtfectlj willing, so for as I am individually
:oncerned, to abide by any ruling, only re?
bating thai If the ruling should be adverse, 11 g
wou d deem lt my dui y to make an objection r
n the Supreme Court of the UuUed States,
du uid I re pr. sent any of these cases there. '
Mr. Corbin. If the construction of the dls
InguiBbed counsel on the other side ls correct,
ve shan be putin this very anomolous condi
ion, that if we are to look to the districts con?
stituted for the purpose of the District Courts,
.rhea we get a man from the Western District
? try we must get a grand jury from that dis?
trict to present a bill. When we get a prisoner
rom the Eastern District we must gel a grand
ury into this court from that district. Now
bow are we ever to get along with this busl
ncsB If that construction is lo prevail ? Is it to
be presumed tbat the business is to be utterly
blocked by such a construction? And if WP look
into the constitution, there is nothing said in the
section referred to In the amendment as to
what a district shall be; it simply says this,
"In all criminal prosecutions the accused
shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public
trial by an Impartial Jnry ot tbe State and dis?
trict wherein the crime shall have been com?
mitted"-the State and district, Now, if the
Slate constitutes a district of Itself, then State
and district are synonomous-"which district
shall have been previously ascertained by
law." The State ot South Carolina has been
Axed by law as a district for the purposes of
a circuit court, to be held at Columbia abd at
At the conclusion of the argument, Judge
Bond announced as the opinion ot the court
that, so far as the Circuit Court ls concerned,
there ls but one district in South Carolina.
This was the Circuit Court for the District ot
South Carolina, and the marshal was entitled
to summon a Jury from the body of the dis?
Mr. Johnson reserved the point made In his
Judge Bond then asked the marshal how
much time was necessary to summon the
jurors, who replied that forty-eight hours
would be required.
' The court then adjourned until Friday, at ll
GLIMPSES OF GOTHAM.
(te turn of lae Ora nd Dake to Kiew York
His proposed Toar of the Country
Probable Visit to Charleston-Cata
cazy and his Troubles - "Why Grant
Quarrelled with Him-Attacking the
Oas Monopoly-How to make Gas Bills
He uso nub le-STew Poem? by Longfel?
low and Tennyson.
[PROM 0?K OWN COBBKSPONOBNT.]
NEW YORK, November 25.
The Grand Duke came back from Washlnc
.on last night, landed at the foot of Desbrosse j
itreet from the Jersey City ferry boat, and
willie the carriages which had been In walting
carried most ef his party to the Clarendon
Hotel, slipped off himself, with one of his suite,
ind -footed it" up Canal street and Broadway
with a cigar in his mouth. To-day begins a
*ound of festivities. Including three grand
jails, and then bis Imperial Highness starts
iff on a tour through the country. I have seen
io published programme of his route, but I
earn from a member of the committee having
Hm in charge here that he contemplates going
Bast first, and from Boston West, by the way
if Montreal, to Chicago and St. Louis. After
i look at the prairies, he will go down the
Mississippi to New Orleans, and return to New
fork by the way of the Atlantic coast. This
plan will involve a stop, possibly, at Charles?
Catacazy will travel with the Prlnoe where?
ver he goes. As he has relieved himself of
:he duties of minister to this country, upon
the intimation that his passports would be sent
to him if he did not, he will have no official
?res to mar the perfect enjoyment of the trip
West and South. There seems to be a very
wide-spread misunderstanding about the
Dauses of the quarrel between the administra?
tion and the minister. I am constantly asked
by anxious Inquirers what the trouble ls. ?t j
joes seem tim the newspapers, while abusif
C!atacazy roundly, have been careless about
making specific charges against him. I un?
ierstand that there is a lady in the case, but
nothing more need be written on that point,
except to say that Madame Catacazy, a beauti
[ul and accomplished woman, and a favorite in
Washington season before last, has withdrawn
entirely from society. Catacazy came ont here
ander the patronage of Prince Gortschakoff,
the Russian prime minister, and has been
sept here by his protector in spite of the In?
formal remonstrances of the State Depart?
The immediate cause of the displeasure of
ile President and Secretary Fish is, that M.
?atacazy has violated official etiquette by ex?
pressing the opinion freely, and in language
not choice, that both of these gentlemen, are
aol lar removed from natural uora idiots. It
ls charged that be has caused Washington cor?
respondents of newspapers published else
wbero to revile.the President. It ls also sa d
that be ls mixed up In the notorious Perkins
liai rn, and that he ls a small, intriguing per?
son generally. Either Gortschakoff has de:
reived the Emperor about the standing ot his
favorite at the Whitehouse, or Catacazy bas
seen fortunate enosgh to make the premier
lelieve he ls innocent of the accusations
which our minister at St. Petersburg, Go ver?
lor Curtin, has been the medium of convey
ng to that statesman. Yesterday ended
:atacazy'a diplomatic career in this country,
?owever, and the danger of a war growing
>ut of the obstinacy of the imperial houses of
; rant and Romanoff ls dispelled.
The newest newspaper tuse, now that the
merest in the dead ring ls dying out, ls about
he gas monopoly. It is a good idea for the
eadtng journals to attack the great abuses of
mr lime, one alter another, and lay them out
ts they old the Ring, and perhaps the street
lars, ferries, hackmen, target companies,
Buddy streets, Sunday ruffians, indecent
iewspapera and dangerously constructed
heuLres,will each have their turn. The charge
igalnst the gas companies ls, that they fur
tlsh very poor gas and charge an enormous
irlce tor lt. They have a complete monopoly;
me company supplies the lower section ol the
illy, ana the other the upper. Their bills
g?lnst consumers are extravagant and un
easouable, and remonstrance only elicits a
hreat to "cut your gas off." Alisona of
.etty swindles about metres and deposits are
lerpetrated,. and altogether the citizen ls as
arbitrarily and unjustly treated as if he lived
tnder the rod of the King of Dahomey.
The journals have taken up the cause of
be people in earnest, and their columns teem
vlth communications from the victims. Two
emedlesare proposed. One is competition.
Ither companies must he permitted to lay
H pe and supply .gas lu the localities domina- ]
ed by the monopolies. When there are a
lalf dozen different gae companies soliciting a
on su me r's patronage, they are all likely to
ffer the best article they can manufacture at i
. reasonable price, and, above all, to be civil,
rhlch the monopolies are not. Next to om
IDUS drivers, the most disagreeable people to 1
io business with In New York are the em?
il oy ees lu the gas offices. The other cure of
rte present outrage Is the assumption of gas
upply by the city. There is no reason why,
l the city furnishes water, lt should not fur
tish light. If gas was furnished lrom city
rorks-, as water ts, cons J me rs would be sure i
o have it at cost price, and have the addi- <
Ional advantage ot being able to hold the gas '
len to Btrlct accountability if they failed to do
heir duty. The matter will come before the i
ie form Legislature for consideration, and 1
oubtlees the gas companies will be on hand i
/ith their money bags. '
It is eometblng of a coincidence that ex- i
racts appeared in the papers yesterday 1
Imultaneuusly from new poems by Tenny- 1
on and Longfellow. Thc latter has produced "<
n elaborate work, nothing less than the life !
f Christ in dramatic form. He calls it the '?
Dlvlue Tragedy." The text ot the Scriptures
j followed very closely, yet many ot the char
cter parts are preseuted In choice original
lank verse. There are scenes worked up
ri th great power, notably that of the cruel- .
xlon. tennyson has produced another Idyll,
he "Last Tournament," In which King Ar
fitir and bis knights and ladies continue ihrlr
dventures. The poem ls of one thousand
mes, and ls to be printed In full in a forth
omingi number of Harper's Weekly, from ad
ance sheets. NTH.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
-On Monday the house of Mr. James R.
Jkeo, of Wlnubboro', was robbed of two nun- 1
red and flf.ee n donara. The buril?is letta
Ole at Captain Bacot's. next door, saying that
s Mr. Aiken was sick they only took bis
ockeibook. , ;
-A number of prisoners and witnesses, to l
o belore the United States Circuit Court, ar- 1
ived in Co.umbta on Tuesday. Many ot them 1
ppeared io be well provisioned, some had 1
laitrt sses, and others bedding and clothing,
nd i he. most of them looked as if they meant ]
a make the best of their Situation. Tiley '
rere in charge of a detachment of United
-Tue freights both up and down the lino of
he Greenville and Columbia Railroad are very
eavy for this season of the j ear.
-An office of the Western Union Telegraph
lompany has been established in the cloak
oom at the Statehouse.
THE RELIGIOUS WORLD.
TELE STATE BAPTIST CONVENTION.
Third Day-?lisions and Periodicals
Forman University-Efforts to Revive
Its Usefulness-Interesting Closing Ex?
ercises of the Convention.
[PROM ODE OW? CORRESPONDENT j
CAMDEN, November 25.
The convention met as usual this morning,
and, after prayer by the Bev. 0. A. Norris,
proceeded to business. The reports of vari?
ous committees were received and acted upon,
and after a very long, animated and interest?
ing discussion it was resolved to continue the
State mission work under the organization by
which lt has heretofore been conducted, and
the executive board at Newberry were In?
structed to carry on with all the means they
could command the glorious work of evange?
lizing our devastated but the more, even on
account of her desolation, beloved State; and
in order to facilitate this noble enterprise,
which ought to awaken our highest interest
as Baptists and engage onr most zealous ef?
forts, the varions associations were earnestly
urged to co-operate with the board and ren?
der them all the assistance which they possi?
bly conld. Several of the associations and
churches present through their representa?
tives pledged themselves to come forward
and assist heartily m the good work. The ex- j
ecu!ive board is located at Newberry C. H.
the chairman of same belng;6. T. Scott, Esq.
The committee on periodicals presented the
following report : Your committee find two
newspapers, the Religious Herald and the
Working Christian, in circulation among the
brethren of our State, both Ailing useful I
splieres; the one in communicating general
religious Information, and the other serving as
a means of Immediate communication in re?
gard to the religious enterprises special to our
State. Your committee while appreciating
the services and claims of both these papers
are apprised that they are private enterprises,
dependant for success upon the fidelity with
which they supply the denominational needs,
and being such cannot claim to be recognized
as the official organs of the Baptiste ef this or
any other State. We wish them well, and
trust that the only rivalry hereafter maintain?
ed between them may be a rivalry of love and
good works. We further oommend to the
favorable consideration of our brethren our
missionary paper, the Home and Foreign Jour?
nal, and the Sunday-school papers, Kind
Words and the Baptist Teacher, which have
already obtained some currenoy among us.
(Signed) T. H. POPE, Chairman.
After much debate this report was laid on
the table. During the day the board of trus?
tees of Furman University held their usual
session. This university ls an institution of
learning, founded by the Baptists of South
Carolina, and under the care of the State con?
vention. It ls situated in the Town of Green?
ville, and offers to the young student ample
opportunities for high intellectual culture.
Before the late war lt was endowed with a
sufficient fond to make lt entirely self-sup?
porting, and enjoyed a large and gratifying
measure of prosperity-as many as one hun?
dred and fifty students being at one time ma- j
triculated within Its walls. That endowment
having been lost by the disasters wbich have
befallen our State, tbe board of trustees are
now endeavoring to place the Institution once
more upon a firm and solid basis, and to this
end they propose to raise a new endowment
of two hundred thousand dellaro, and as soon
as this amount shall have been secured, to
throw the doors of the university open to all
suitable persons who are capable of entering,
for ten years free of charge. About one-half I
of the amount has already been raised, and [
the reporto! the general agent gave flatter?
ing hopes of tbe obtaining of the remaining
half at an early day. The importance of this
undertaking cannot be over-estimated.
The convention then adjourned, to meet at j
the call of the president, November 26. To?
day (Sunday) the churches in the town were
occupied by ministers ofthe Convention, as fol?
lows : Rev. John G. Williams, of Barnwell, In
the Baptist cnurob, In the morning; Rsv. E. T.
Winkler, D. D" of Charleston, in the Metho?
dist church, in the morning ; Rev. Fred. W.
Eason. of Darlington, in the Presbyterian j
church, in the morning ; Rev. C. C. Bitting,
of Richmond, Ya., in the Presbyterian church,
at night : Bev. J. 0. B. Dargan, D. D., of Dar-1
llngton, in the Colored Baptist church, in the
afternoon ; and Rev. T. H. Pope, of Newberry,
in the Colored Methodist church, at night.
A mass meeting of Sunday Schools was also
held in tbe Baptist church in the afternoon, at
which several addresses were delivered.
Alter the services in the Presbyterian church
at night, occupied by courteous Invitation, the
convention was once more called to order, a j
closing hymn was sung, and with the bene?
diction, the body adjourned, to meet with the
Baptist Church at Darlington C. H., on Thurs
day before the fourth Lord's Day In Novem?
ber, 1872. F. W. E.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
BOKE, November 29.
The Pope protests against all Ideas of com?
promise with the present rulers of Italy.
MADRID, November 29.
Sickles'? marriage to Miss Crelch was a bril?
liant affair. They left Madrid immediately for
Liverpool, and will go thence by steamer to
New York. .
BERLIK, November 29.
The government is advised that the German
sailors Imprisoned at Bio Janeiro are released.
A pacific solution ot the trouble with Brazil ls
Bismarck ls sick.
LONDON', November 29.
The Prince of Wales obtains some sleep, but
the anxiety regarding the result ls not re- |
BRUSSELS, November 29.
The ministers have resigned, and the peo-1
pie, pacified by this, dispersed. Order pre?
vails throughout the elly.
PARIS, November 29.
The Germans have commenced fortliying
the passes in the Vosges.
CONSTANTINOPLE, November 29.
The cholera has increased largely in Stam?
boul within the past few days.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, November 29.
A rising barometer, with partially cloudy
ind pleasant weather, is probable fer Thu re?
lay over the lakes and Atlantic coast, the
winds increasing to .brisk northwest ia New
England, but diminishing and veering to the
oort ii from the lower lakes to North Carolina.
Easterly winds are probable, with threaten?
ing weather, in. the Gulf States, with cloudy
weather oa the South Atlantic coast. The
mow west of Kansas and Nebraska will pro?
bably extend eastward over those States.
Cautionary signals will continue for this
evening at Oswego, Rochester, Norfolk and
New York, and are ordered for New London,
Boston and Portland.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, r?. S. A.-4.47 P. AI..
Key West, Fia..
NOTE.-The weather resort dated 7.47O'CIOCK,
Lilla morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
THE ALLEGED SCHOOL FRAUDS.
HxiCommissloner Moulton Emery De?
nies the Chargea Made Against Him.
CHARLESTON, November 28.
- TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Sm-On my arrival from the country, this
morning, I see that in your paper of yester?
day I am made the subject of a most wanton
and unjust attack by the school, commissioner
of this county. He has gone out of his way
to charge me wi th gross fraud in the previous
administration ot the office.
I am at a loss to understand' the motives for
lils gratuitous aspersions, unless it be but part
and parcel of a contemptible system of annoy?
ance with which, for the past two years. I have
been visited, in the shape of insulting anony?
mous communications from the K.K.K, and
their kindred sort These malignants have
pushed their inquiries lo every direction, but
failed to discover anything against me. At
last, through Mr. E. Montague Grimke, their
exertions have culminated Tn these charges.
Now to the facta, un perverted and unvar?
To the charge that I allowed a claim of
$1600 for building school-houses, ot which but
j one is in existence, I have to say that the
board of trustees in that -district, in whom the
law had lodged tho power, bad exclusive
charge of the erection of the houses. I am as
much surprised as Mr. E. M. G. that they are
not In existence. .The board of trustees drew
the order on the county treasury for the
pay In the name, as I supposed, ot the builder,
and on their assurance that the work was
done, I countersigned lt and received their
voucher for the same. To this extent was I
. connected with the transaction-no more, no
less, and there lt ended. If Mr. E. M G.,
or.a million such men, mean to charge or
Insinuate that I connived at any fraud in
the matter, I pronounce the assertion wilfully
false. If ho has any evidence, let him pro
Mr. E. M. G. further states that I paid a
teacher $37 50 for a claim, and drew a pay cer?
tificate lor $250 for three month's services.
This I deny. I never allowed to any single
teacher (except In one instance, to the prin?
cipal of a school, whose claim I did not cash)
more than $50 per month. The amounts due
principal and assistants were put collectively
into one pay certificate, drawn to the order of
He may say this ls a technical error on his
port, and that the certificate was for five
month's service; as lt must have been, If true
It this is what he means, I answer very like-,
ly such was the case. I know not to whom
he refers-whether such certificate embraced
one, two or three teachers; but it I refered to
my books I might Instance a case or two
where In a teacher's settlement with me the
disproportion between the amount in cash re?
ceived and the face of the certificate was
even greater; and why '
The State supplied the books to the pupils
through the school commissioner, holding me
responsible tor their value. Not only these,
bot others which the State prescribed but did
not furnish, I Issued to the teachers as the
law provided, at but ten per'cent, on their
cost, with the special instruction of my supe?
rior in office that the teacher should sell
them to tbe pnpilB at the prescribed rate, and
the money returned every month. I found
that lt was utterly impossible to carry out
these instructions, as the money received by
the teachers was, in the absence of pay from
the State, - their only reliance for support.
Hence, making a virtue of necessity, I told
them to go on and I would deduct what was
due from their wages. Some teachers drew
nearly their whole pay this way
Finding my term ot office drawing to a
close, and myself responsible for many
hundred dollars', worth ol books and no possi?
bility of the teachers getting their pay. I was
obliged to take their certificates, and, after
deducting the amounts due for books and the
ruling rates of discount for all such paper, to
borrow the money and pay them the remain?
der in cash. This I effected in most esses by
-depositing these certificates at their mar?
ket rates as security. If the discount was
high, the victims, if such there were,' can
thank those who, by every misrepresentation
possible, depreciated such paper.
I transacted this business not through any
third party around the corner, but openly and
above board, unconscious then as now of vio?
lating any law or in any way doing anything
dishonorable. In no case did I purchase the
certificate of any teacher who was not in my
debt, though importunately besought so to do,
at any price, wishing merely to protect myself.
Again, when commencing to organize schools
I established a grade of pay of ten, fifteen
and twenty-five dollars per month, according
to merit Subsequently, In a conversation
with the State superintendent I was inform?
ed that the grades of wages recommended by
the State board of education were twenty-five,
thirty-five and fifty dollars per month. I gov?
erned myself accordingly, and so Informed the
teachers. Each pay certificate was drawn ac?
cording to this schedule, regardless of whether
a teacher was indebted tome or not For every
month's wages drawn on these certificates
lhere is a monthly report of services render?
ed, and for every pay certificate there ls a
proper voucher on file in the school commis?
The charge that I have defrauded the corin ty
la utterly baseless. Possibly I may be amena?
ble -to the charge of having acted the part
ot Shylock. If so, I never beard of it from
the teachers who hast every opportunity to
find purchasers elsewhere, and whose business
lt was, if anybody'o, to complain. Mr. E. M.
G. seems to have invented grievances for
them, doubtless wishing to thrust upon me the
discarded mantle of his ancestry.
In conclusion, let me say, I lear no investi?
gation, and thar, were I placad now as then, I
should do exactly the same thing. I confess,
however, to a feeling of mortification at being
subjected to such aspersions, but am confident
that in the opinion of every unprejudiced man
they are deemed to be, as they are, false. To
the verdict of those who are pleased to think
otherwise I am wholly indifferent.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
-Senator Norton was robbed of bis wallet
while entering the cars at Jersey City yester?
-A judgment for $478,000 ls rendered against
the defaulting Philadelphia treasurer.
-A Baltimore negro, convicted of an assault
upon a lady, is sentenced to twenty years in
-The Court of Claims resumes its sessions at
Wash i ngtJ m on Monday.
-The Departments will be clpsed to-day.
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TER-NATT ABS'S OBTSTAL DISCOVERT FOB
TUE HAIR.-A perfectly clear preparation In one
bottle, as easily applied as water, for restoring to
gray hair tts natural color and youthful appear?
ance, to eradicate and prevent dandruff, to pro?
mote the growth or the hair and stop Its falling
out. It ls entirely harmless, and perfectly free
from any poisonous substance, and will therefore
take the place of all the dirty and unpleasant
preparations now In use. Numerous testimonia s
have been sent us from many of our most promi?
nent citizens, some of which are subjoined. In
everything In which the articles now m use are
objectionable, CRYSTAL DISCOVERY ls perfect.
It ls warranted to coe i ala neither Sugar of Lead,
Sulphur or Nitrate of Silver, lt does, not soil the
clothes or scalp, ls agreeably perfumed, and
makes one of the b:-st dressings for tbe Hair in
use. lt restores the color or the Hair "more per*
feet and uniformly than any ?ther preparation,"
and always does so In from iihree to ten days,
virtually reeding the roots of the Hair with all
the noutlahlng qualities necessary to Its g owth
and healthy condition; lt restores the decayed
and induces a new growth or the Hair more posl
ttvely than anything else. The application of
this won lerful discovery also produces a pleasant
and cooling effect on the scalp and gives the Hair
a pleasing and elegant appearance.
We call especial attention to the fact that a
limited number of trial bottles will be given way
gratuitously to those wishing to try lt. You will
notice that in pursuing tbls course onr aim ls to
convince by the actual merits of the article.
ARTHUR NATT ANS,
Inventor and Proprietor, Wasslngt m, D. C.
For sale ny tbe Agent, Da. H. i . R,
No. 131 Meeting street, Charles to O.
CLISSE T.-Departed thia lire, November i6th.
after a brier illness, Misa EMMA Cuanr, In tke
65111 year of ber age.
May ber soul rest in peace. .
pw CITY TREASURER'S OFFIOE, NO
VSMBES 80, 1871.-THURSDAY being TUSHtSglV
Icg Day, ihu Office will be closed.
TAXES for 1871 wul.be received on FRIDAY and
SATURDAY, lat and 2d December, without the
penalty. g. THOMAS,
novao-8_ city Treasurer.
pS* NOTICE.-NO DEBTS GONTR?CT
ED on account of tbe f-loop ZULIKA,. except by
my special order, will be paid.
NICHOLAS F. DEVEREUX
pm* PUBLIC MABKETS, NOVEMBER
29, 1871.-To MORROW being set apart as a day of
Thanksgiving, the Markets will te closed to-mor?
row morning, at 9 o'clock. , j.
nov29?2 _omer Clerk.
pm* PEOPLE'S BANK OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, CHARLESTON, NOVEMBER 29, 1871.
To MORROW, the seth instant, having been set
apart by the public authorities as a day of Thanks?
giving, this Bank will be closed.
novas J. B. BETTS.' Cashier.
pm*, PEOPLE'S NATIONAL BANK,
CHARLESTON, NOVEMBER 27, ?Tl.-in accord?
ance with the Proclamation o? the United States
authorities, this Bank will be closed on THURS?
DAY next, 3oth instant. All maturities of the day
must therefore be anticipated as to payment.
nov28 ' H. 0. LOPER, Cashier.
pm* FOB OHOIOE FAMILY GROCER?
IES, WINES, LIQUORS, Ac, also for a New and
Superior artic e of Irish GINGER ALB, call ai
E. E. BEDFORD'S,
nov28-tnths3 . No. 276 Kingtree*.
pm* SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD,
CHARLESTON, NOVEMBER 28, mi Pfgttlf
from the State and Coon ty Agricultural Soc lettes
to the Agricultural Congress which meets in Sel?
ma, Ala., next week, can purchase Return Tick?
ets for one fare at the Ticket Offices of this Oom .
nany at Charleston, Columbia, Orangebarg tad
Blackville. A. L. TILER,
8. B. PICKBNS, G. T. A._notts-?
pm* THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THU
FREE SCHOOL F??ND.-OFFI0AL RAFFLES
CLASS Na Ml-XOSimVS. ? pul :
26-70-21-66- 1_?4_68- 9-64-71-77-Tt
CLASS No. 2tt~BTKNrM. . '*<s <tt
29-70 -25-43-49-73- 7-66-20- 1- I-lt
As witness oar hand at Charleston thia s9th day
or November, 187L FENN PECK,
octa Swum Oommlasloners.
/HTOFFIGE OF COUNTY TREASURER,
FIRE-PROOF BUILDING, CHARLESTON, 8. C.,
NOVEMBER 8TH, 187L-Tnt Boots ot th? Treasu?
rer Of Charleston County will be opened, on the
20th day of November, 187L, for the receipt cf
TAXES doe the State and County for the year
The penalty of twenty per cent provided by
aw will be added to all Taxes remaining unpaid
on the 16th day of January, 1871 .
The rate of taxation for the year 1871 ts as fol?
Sute Tax per centum.T milla.
County Tax per centum..8 asila,
Poll Tax per capita..$ 1 Of
nov8-lmo Treasurer Charleston County.
pm* OFFICE CITY TREASURF V NO
VEMBER 26.187i.-By Resolution of Ooanou, toe
City Treasurer ls authorized to receive tte BAL
ANCE OF CORPORATION TAX for 1871 until the
30th instant, without additional expense, after
Which date Executions wLl be promptly seat to
the Sheriff. 8. THOMAS,
novas_ City Treasurer.
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disappointment. No ridiculous tints or unpleas?
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DTE produces IMMEDIATELY a splendid Black
or Natani Brown. Does not stain the skin, but
leaves the hair olean, soft and beautiful Tke
only Safe and Perfect Dye. Sold by all Drug ?
gists. Factory Na 18 Bond street, New York.
pm* O N MARRIAGE.-**,
Happy relief for Yoong Men from the effects
of Enron and Abases In early life. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility cared. Impedimenta
to Marriage removed. New method of treat?
ment. New and remarkable remedies. Book*
and Circulars sent free, in sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Na 2 South
Ninth street. Philadelphia. Pa._ootl*
JBmUurfi, Dressmaking, m.
L L I N E B ?.
. MRS. M. DUNLAP,
NO. 304 KING S T R E S T.
I wish to inform my la ly friends and the pub?
lic generally, that I have Jost opened, an entire
MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS,
NO. 364 KINO STREET.
Remember, these Goods an entirely New.
"M"KS- M. J. COTCHETT,
BRANCH OF MME. DEMOREST,
NO. 277 KINO STRIKT. OFrOStTX MK8SR8. OARRIHQ
HM A CO.
DRESS MAKING m all its branches, PAT?
TERNS always on hand for sale.
Stitching neatly executed. All orden promptly
attended to. nov23-lmo
jyj-RS. M. J. ZERNOW,
No. 304 ?INC STREET,
Would respectfully Inform the ladles that ste
.OPEN THIS DAY
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF MILLINERY
DRESSMAKING m all Its branches attended to
as usual Having obtained the Agency of Md me.
DEMORESTS CELEBRATED PAPER PATTERNS,
ls now prepared to furnish a general
ASSORTMENT OF PATTERNS.
Country orden will receive prompt attention,
nov ?8-t otha
IT T E BROTHERS,
No. 6 ACCOMMODATION WHARP,
CHARLESTON, 8. C.
Will make liberal advances on consignments to
them or to their friends In New York and Lirar
pooL Will also pay strict attention to the fl Ling
of all orden for Plantation and Family Supplies,
GE/). W. WITTE.ARMIN T. WITT?.