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VOLLME XI.-NUMBER 1774.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1871.
THE LEGISLATIVE FARCE.
m PLATIXG AT CHO S S PURPOSES.
Split Of the R< form Ring-Crude Iifgts.
lat ion-The Daly's Doings-Amount ol
the Flouting Dent-The Judicial and
*[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.;
COLUMBIA, D cembers.
Both houses of the Legislature . re just now
engaged in an extensive game of croas pur?
poses. The Reform Ring Is said to have been
split by the desertion of about hali Its mem?
bers, iacluding its newest and most blatant
recruit, to the loaves and fishes of its enemy
the Governor. The Destroying Angel, it is
said, has clutched them, body and soul, abd
the only mattera now under consideration are
the details of the bargain. Meantime the ma?
jor:' y of both bouses, being honestly intent
on s me vague notions of reform, (with a big
B,) are blindly pegging away with all manner
Of resolutions, many of them incoherent,
most of them unconstitutional, and all of
In the Senate to-day the potency of Radical
influences to reduce even sensible men to ab?
solute imbecility, was shown by the introduc?
tion by Mr. Wilson of a resolution requiring
'"all persons holding bonds o? this State to re?
port to the General Assembly, within thirty
dais, the amounts and numbers of allstate
bonds so held by them." Then came a con?
tinuation of the filibustering of yesterday over
the resolution to Order the recall of the sterl?
ing loan bond?, which was prolonged by ail
manner of parliamentary and extra pariia
u mentary dodges, until the Inionnation was
"communicated that Governor Scott and Treas?
urer Parker had this morning united in a
telegraphic order to tbe American Bank-Note
Company, of New York, to forward the
bonds In question by express to Columbia.
This announcement bAnn made, lt was aston?
ishing to see how * quickly the resolution
(which had been in aispute for over severj
houri i was adopted, with a simple amend?
ment substituting the sterling loan commis-,
elouera tor the attorney-general as the parry
to demand the return.
In the House the usual number of bil's end
reeoluilons were introduced, the most lnno>
cent ot them being simply Idiotic, and the re
mainder partaking more or less of the nature
of ..sirlkes." The most Important of them all
were as follows:
By Mr. Bowen, declaring that an over-ls?ue
of six million dollars had been shown by the
Governor's message, and appointing a smell?
ing committee ol five with power to send for
persons and papers. Also requiring the finan?
cial board to require from the financial agent
en immediate report setting forth all claims
alleged by the said agent against the State,
and on what acconhu>. together with the
classes and numbers of State securities held by
the said financial agent on account ol said
Claims, and requiring'the results of this ac?
tion to be laid before the Assembly before the
By Mr. Humbert, requiring the State treas?
urer to d' posit all tunda in the treasury vaults,
and to pay claims only over the counter of the
By Mr. Barker, to require county treasurers
to perform, without additional pay, all duties
now Imposed upon the county auditors, arid
to aboli- ti the offlc-s of State and county audi?
tors on July latj 1872.
By Mr. Boston, to require the State treasurer
to report to the General Assembly, every Tues?
day, the amount of money on hand.
By Mr. Dennis, requiring the Governor, at
the earliest practicable moment, to furnish
copies of all correspondence between the Gov?
ernor and the treasurer, in reference to the
sjfciog, issuing or conversion of State bonds.
By Mr. Byas, to repeal the sterling fund loan
act, and require the bonds printed thereunder
tobe burned by the comp trolle: -general, at?
torney-general and secretary of State.
.By Mr. Frcst. directing the treasurer, until
other provisions should be made, to pay -out
no moneys without the authority of a concur?
rent resolution ot tbe Assembly; and requir?
ing county treasurers to report promptly to
the General Assembly the time ana amounts of
all remittances of money made by them to the
This brought the House to the consideration
of ihe general order?. The first one taken up
was Bowen's resolution lo rescind the action
of the House making the address of the Sen?
ate, requesting the removal of Judge Thomas,
the special order for February 1, 1872. After
an hour's debate, tbe resolution wee adopted,
and the address of the Senate made the special
order tor Thursday next, at one P. M. * J
The resolution of Mr. Frost, requiring the
election of associate justice and circuit judges
to DA ht M in J ?i ut assembly on the 18th lost.,
was Taken up and amended so aa to postpone
the election until January 15th.
This concluded the principal lucubrations of
the Assembly, and the Bouse at three o'clock
There ar? no t laings yet of the long-expect?
ed report of Mr. JUmpton concerning his
transactions and claims, and coneequenily no
imm?diat* prospect of gening tbe reports
from the treasurer and comptroller-genera'.
Captain Parker has In bis possession, howe v
er, a general account current trom Ki in p'.c n, j
placing the State1*.Indebtedness to him at
about W10.00?, a considerable Increase over
the last repon, which placed lt at $869,000; but
this is vague as to details, and will uot be sub?
mitted as a report. - y - :
Considerable Interest is manifested in the
approaching election In Orangeburg County
for a State senatorio place of Major Joseph A.
Greene, who died a lew days ago. 1 he candi?
date? so far in the field are Sa apo rt as. Knowl?
ton. Keller and Byes, and the wire pulling is
becoming very lively. PICKET.
RETREAT OE TBE REFORMERS.
A Blow nt th? Air Line Railroad-Co?
lumbia on the Borrowing List- l'hc
Convict System-The Charit Hon
Treasurership-A Brace of Jokes.
fe [FR- M ODS OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, 8. C., December 9.
Ia the House this morning the Reformers
continued their masterly retreat as follows:
General Dennis called up his own resolution of
yesterday demanding from the Governor
copies of all correspondence between himself
and the treasurer relative to the issue of bonds,
Ac., and verbally reported from the committee
appointed under that resolut lon that tbe Gov
ernor had. seen him and promised to communi?
cate with1 the House upon the subject at an
early date, and he moved, therefore, that the
committee be discharged, which was done.
Bowen's resolution of yesterday, alleging an
over-issue of six millions of bonds, and calling
for a special committee ot five to Investigate
the same, was also called up, and was at?
tempted to be quietly strangled by a substi?
tute, moved hy Boeemon, of Charleston, put?
ting the whole matter Into the hands or the
special commit 'ee appointed last spring for
a somewhat similar purpose, which committee
ls how composed of General Whipper,-the
engineer of the weja and means committee,
and Mr. Frost, the expected successor of Sec?
retary Cardozo. The attempt tailed, howev?
er, and the original resolution passed.
Among the noiiceei bills and resolutions In?
troduced, were the lc-Uowing :
By Mr. Wilkes, notice of a bm to amend the
act to protect the rights of parents, and to
prevent the procuring and carrying irom the
State persons under twenty-one years of age;
and ora bill to enable trial justices and jus?
tices of the peace to act as coroners.
By Mr. Byes, a bill to amend tbe free com?
mon school law. The principal provision of
this bill creates a board for the examination of
teachers In ea h county, the fixing of their
salaries and auditing their claims, to consist
Of two citizens and the county commissioners
and to perform the duties now devolving upon
_$c.e school trustees.
f By Mr. White, notice of a bill to prevent
convict s in the Penitentiary from being brought
in comp?tition with common labor.
By Mr. Darte, notice of a bili to incorporate
the Enterprise Association ol Charleston.
By Mr. Whipper, the following resolution:
Whereas, The General Assembly of this
State, by an act approved and rat ?fl rd on tbe
201 h of December, 1856, granted a charter to
certain persona i herein named to construct a
railroad, In conjunction with certain corpora?
tors of the State of Georgia, from Atlanta to
. Anderson Courthouse, to connect with the
I [ railroads at that point; and, whereas, such
charter was granted to promote the interests
of the railroads and people of this State: and,
whereas, lt ls now stated, understood and be?
lieved that the persons now owning and con?
trolling said charter are proceeding to locate
and construct a railroad in direct violation pf
tho terms, interest and meaning ot the said
charter, and to the great injury and detriment
of the railroads and people of the St ne; there?
Resolved, That the attorney-general of this
State be and he is hereby authorized and in?
structed to institute legal proceedings to com?
pel said compaay to comply with the terms,
intent and meaning of their said charter or
to bave the same vacated.
By Thompson, bill to authorize the mayor
and aldermen of Columbia to issue bonds and
negotiate and sell the same. This bill pro?
vides for the issue of sufficient bonds to bring
the outstanding debt up to 1860,000; the bonds
to be in denominations of $1000, $500 and $250,
to be signed by the mayor, city clerk and city
treasurer and consecutively numbered; tobe
payable In tweuty years, interest at eight per
cent., payable semi-annually, and to be sold
only at public outcry; special tax to be levied
lor payment of Interest, and proceeds of sales
ol these bonds to be applied to building of the
new city hall and city market.
Tbe following resolution was adopted :
Whereas, It is currenily reported (and
known) that one of the convicts in the South
Carolina penitentiary was murdered, by se?
vere punishment, known as the "shower
bath;" and whereas lt ls inhuman for any
such brutal treatment as the murder of a pris?
oner, imprisoned fora certain space of time;
and whereas it appears fri at it is the neglect
or carelessness of the superintendent thnt a
prisoner should be punished so severely as
caused death therelrom; therefore, be It
Resolved by the House of Representatives,
the senate concurring, That the committees
on the penitentiary, cf tte Hons-; and Sendre,
be directed to examine into tbe matter, and re
! port the cause of the said death of the convict
to this General Assembly, at as esrly a day as
practicable; and that the said committees be
authorized lo send for persons and papers
Tn the Senate to-day notices were given of
the Introduction cf the tollo wing bills :
A bill to amend an act relating to the juris?
diction and duties of county commissioners.
A bill to require the circuit solicitors to at?
tend the scssious of the General A?sembly,
and to dehne their duties.
A bill to require county treasurers to report
to couuty cdmmlssloners.
The bill to authorize the republication ol
certain statutes of the State wa* passed over
the veto ot the Governor, after a brief debate.
Per the rest the proceeulogs of the Senate
were as prosy and unimportant as could be.
It looks to-day as though General Gurney
would shortly retire from the office of county
treasurer of Charleston. It is said that he is
to be immolated to appease' the manes of
Bowen, and it is certain that Bowen Is the
?i lane mover in the hostilities against him.
he charges against bim are brought by
Bowen, Hedges, Hurley aud one or two others.
They are by no means serious, the principal
allegation being of favoritism in giving certain
creditors of the couuty a preference lu point
ol time over others, and the language of the
charges bears a strong taint ol partisanship.
General Gurney was a few days ago no?
tified of the intended attack, and afford?
ed an opportunity to "fix thing?" by a for?
mal letter signed by Bowen, Hurley,'Davis,
Logan, Glover, Hedges and Jtrvey, the
effect of which is curiously no i gil ten cl by
an autograph pcs terip t by Bowen 'la which,
amid much grammatical and orthographical
floundering, the statement is ma'de that the
delegation are "nearly unanimous (sic) in
favor of this question, none opposing it." It
is understood that Trial Justice James Bren?
nan, son-in-law ot County Commissioner Mc?
Laughlin, is selected as General Gurney's suc?
cessor, but no decisive action has yet been
taken by the Governor. .
Tom Mackey is credited with a Joke. At
the Governor's champagne ambuscade the
other night the following colloquy occurred :
R. K. I never heard of such a fellow as
that Elmpton is. Tom, for keeping money.
Why. he ls a perfect safety and trust company
T. J. Well, certs' dy, Governor, he can't be
said to be one ot .ne "ear>y settlers."
Another bon mot ii credit ed to a well
known correspondent here. Speaking last
night to a fellow Journalist, he made the cau?
tionary remark, "Remember there's honor
between newspaper men," when Tim Hurley
characteristically threw himself between the
two, and holding up his hands In mock as?
tonishment, exclaimed, "Honor between news?
paper men? Oh no, that's too thin." The
parry ls obvious, and the fl ret speaker replied,
"Weil, TU admit that at this moment there ls
precious little honor between us two."
The stockholders or the Enterprise Railroad
Company will soon have to pay for one round
of wine. PICKET.
TEE LINGERING EMINCE.
Hts Situation at Lust Accounts Critical
bat not Hopeless.
LONDON, December 9.
I The official advices (rom Sandringham con?
tinue unfavorable, and represent the case of
the Prince of Wales as almost hopeless.
SANDRINGHAM, December 9-9 A. M.
The Prince slept little during the night.
The exhaustion or bis system has not increas?
ed, and hiV general condition ls somewhat
more favorable. Signed by Sir William Jen?
ner and all attending physicians.
SANDRINGHAM, December 9-Noon.
The Prince passed lbs morning more tran?
quilly. Febrile par ox.- sms are subsiding, aud
there has been no increase o? exhaustion.
Signed by Sir Wm. Jenner and others.
The Princess Beatrice, the Prince Leopold,
and all the children ol the Prince have been
called to his bedside, and are hastening to
Sandringham. The Duke of Cambridge has
already gone lhere in response to a telegraphic
LONDON, December 9-2 P. M.
The Archbishop of Canterbury requests the
clergy io pray for the recovery of the Prince
ot Wales. The excitement ls intense, now that
there ls a gleam ol hope.
LONDON, December 9-6 P. M.
The Prince passed a quiet afternoon, but
there has been no change of symptoms since
SANDRINGHAM, December 9-11 P. M.
The Prince bas slept since noon, but there
has been no Improvement in his symptoms.
SANDRINGHAM, December 10-Noon.
The Prince passed the morning tranquilly.
His general condition ls somewhat more sai is?
rael o ry than yesterday. Signed by the attend?
ALL ABOUT TBE STATE
-The sale of real estate at Blackville on
Monday amounted to twenty-six hundred
-Blackville, since September 1, has shipped
1993 bales of cotton to Charleston and 199 to
Augusta. Bamberg has shipped 2416 balee in
the same period.
-The Beaufort Republican lear o s that Treas?
urer Grace, of Colleton, has been arrested
upon eix indictments, charging him with mis?
conduct In office, including speculation lo the
amount of tenor twelve tao us aud dollar J.
-Rose Dew Bridge, near Bluffton, broke
down last week. No lives lost.
-Mr. John Myer, ol Blackville, a prominent
merchant, died on Monday evening.
-The glnhouse of Mr, S. W. Evans, of
Chesterfield, was burned down a lew days
ago. Loss $1200.
-Sheriff Whitman, of Beaufort, has re?
signed, and Governor Scott has appointed
George Holmes to AU the vacancy.
-On Tuesday, in Georgetown, tbe ther?
mometer touched 28.
-The following persons have been arrested
in Union County since our last report: Major
J. W. Tench, B. Dawkins, Mac. Thompson,
Govan Back, June Sparks, James Sparks, Jo?
seph Jeffries and Samuel Jeffries. The last
named person escaped, to the ohagrin of his
captors. D. B. Fant, Perllcer Fant, Munro
Pant, Jason Greer, Altert Ewbanka, Wm.
Hughes, Jr., W. G. Hughes and Wesley San?
ders were taken before the commissioner at
Spartanburg, on Saturday lase, and admitted
THE KTJ-KLTJX TRIALS.
AX EX POST FACTO LAW.
The Proceedings of Friday-Shifts Ol
the Prosecution-The Attitude of thc
Defence-Can Cong ress PM? an Ex Posl
[FROM OCS SPECIAL REPORTER ]
COLUMBIA, December 8.
Ia the United States Circuit Court to day,
the proceedings were principally formal, and
were devoid of any marked interest. Messrs.
Johnson and Sianberry, assured as they are
that the ground thus fur occupied by them ii
tenable, both in law and injustice, sustained
beEides by many facts already developed in
favor ol the rights of the men who have been
sa ruthlessly dragged from their homes under
the provisions ot a law of the unconstitu?
tionality ol which there is but one
opinion, allowed the prosecution to pro?
ceed in the manner they might select,
knowing well they would hoist themselves
wltb their own petard, before going much
farther in the direction they have elected to
pursue. All points thus far necessary for the
proper placing of the matter before the Su?
preme Court have been carefully sought our,
noted and preserved. The counsel for the
defence have been generous in conceding
many minor points, rather than to enter into
the disagreeable discussions of them, forced
to an unheard of extent by the prosecuting
officers, and also to save both the time and
expense that would attend the same. There?
fore, when the court convened this morn?
ing, lt was not deemed necessary to
go over the ground again for the sake
of impressing upon the court the rights cf tbe
prisoners to peremptory challenge of the
jurors. The attention ol the court was direct?
ed by Mr. Sianberry to the practice as it ex?
isted under the law in former times, which
had not been abridged by any act of Congress
or decision of the Supreme Court. As might
be expected, their was a difference with the
court, Judge Bryan being firmly of the opin?
ion-which was, after explanation by him,
scquioesced in by Judge Bond-that the pri?
soners had the right to the peremptory
challenge of the jurors. Judge Bryan main?
tained stoutly the rights of prisoners, and
creditably supported his position by reference
This point being settled, the clerk proceeded
to draw the twelve jurors, when Mr. Sianberry
stated that as there was a difference of opinion
as to the construction of the new act of Con
?ress relative to trial and punishment of offenc?
es under the act,an i that lt was necessary that
this question should be settled and finally arbi?
trated by the Supreme Court, he proposed to
the prosecution that, it being agreed to on all
sides, the shortest way In the disposal ot the
present case, reserving the questions to be
argued before this court under the arrest of
judgment, and then upon the next case,
which he understood contained a charge for
murder, be proposed to make tr?ese questions
have the division of opinion certified there,
and walt for further trial, till the opinion of
the Supreme Court shall be known.
Mr. wilson, of York, special counsel for the
Erlsoners, then said that Sherod Childers, who
ad voluntarily confessed, and who nowt
pleaded guilty, asked the court, before be is
sentenced, to submit affidavits that be was
not a participant in the acts and felonies alleg?
ed, or even cognizant ot them, which, if of
the atrocious cuaracter stated by the attorney
general in bis opening speech, his counsel
would not desire to defend, excuse or palliate.
The same statement and plea was entered in
the cases of Hezekiah Porter, Evans Murphy
and Wm. Montgomery.
Mr. Stauberry then made the point that the
offence charged in the eleventh count was
committed before the law had been passed,
and exceptions were taken as to that count,
on the ground that the law did not propose to
be ex post facto. Mr. Johnson stated that In
pleading guilty, the defence wished lt borne
in mina that the offence was charged as being
committed on the 22d day of March, while the
law was passed oa the 21st of April.
In the case ol Merritt Fuller, who has been
incarcerated over six months lu Jail, a nol.
pros, was entered, and in that ot Reuben Mc?
Call, of York County, ball was accepted.
Monday has been set as the time of bearing
the affidavits lu ml ??allon of sentence, and
there can be but Utile doubt that points re?
served lu this instance, with those as to the
constitutionality of the law and the procedure
under lt from the very start, will place the
case before the Supreme Court In Its proper
light and form, and justice may be hoped for.
The court meets to-morrow, when the case
will come up In which the last named objec?
tions will be formally noted.
THE PROCEEDINGS ON SATURDAY.
Sharp Practico of the Prosecution
The Objections of thc Defence-Spec?
ulations as to thc Resnlt.
[FROM OUB 8PICIAL REPORTER.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., December 9.
In the Ku-Klux court the first thing done
this morning was ihe entering or the plea of
guilty of Hezekiah Porter, la person, who
had pleaded by bli counsel yesterday. The
tardiness of the district attorney kept the
court iu walling for some time, but was ex?
plained by Mr. Chamberlain, who Is associated
with thc attorney in fixing up these cases.
The grand jury returned the following true
bills : United States vt. Robert Hayes Mitchell,
Sylvanus Shearer, William shearer. Hugh H.
Shearer, James B. Shearer, Hugh Kell, Hen ry
Warllcli. James Neal, Addlsou Carrol, Miles
Carrol, Eil Ross Stewart and John Marlin, and
of the lollowing In another indictment: John
W. Mitchell, Joseph Mitchel!.Thomas B. White
sides, Melton Watson, William Good, Roland
McCreigbt, Newton Osmeut Neil, Chas. Byers,
John Davis, Capers Scott and H ar rod Nell.
Also true bills against James William Avery,
James Rufus Bratten, Chambers Brown, Alon?
zo Brown. Robert BlgglngB. Bums McLain,
Napoleon Miller, William Johnson, Pinckney
Caldwell, Robert J. Caldwell, Robert Dixon
By ham, John S. Brat) on, Harvey Gummy, Bas
comb Kennedy and Holbrook Good.
After the presenting of the foregoing true
bills, the prosecution Indulged In a little of
what seemed io be upon the surface "sharp
practice," for which they were sternly rebuked
by Mr. Sianberry of the defence. Ic occurred
in this wisc : About two weeks ago a true bill
was found against James Rufus Brat ton and
others, and forborne reason tbey nol. prossed
the first bill, and BUbsiltuUd the new one, to?
day presented by the grand Jury. The defence
Insisted that lt was contrary to the agreement
entered into, under which the prisoners had
pleaded guilty, to substitute another bill. The
prosecution stated that the difference between
this bill and the former one waB, that while
both contained a charge of murder-upon
which the exceptions were to be taken for
carrying the case up to the Supreme Court
the second count In the bill, which had been
decided bad by the court (ihe second count
having been repealed in the third count, and
murder added to the charge of conspiracy,)
was omitted, while the new counts contained
In this new bill were based upon the decision
of the court In the Amzl Raiuey case.
Arter repeated objections by the defence to
this mode of proceaure, tbe court ruled that,
as this new bill contained the charge of mur?
der, lt was no violation of the agreement
entered into when the prisoners pleaded
gullly, and that when the objections were put
In proper shape, they would certlty any divi?
sion BO that the points can be carried up to
the Supreme Court, Under the very singular
course taken by the prosecution, the deience
asked until Monday to put the objections In
form, and for a further examination of this
new indictment, which they had then seen for
the first time. The court grated the request.
The remainder of thc day was occupied by
Mr. Sianberry, who, under the reserved ques?
tion of Friday, when the four prisoners plead
guilty of Intimidation of voters, made a long
and able argument in support of the objection
to the manner of ascertaining the measure of
punishment adopted and urged by the prose?
cution, who, by every means in their power,
have been endeavoring to convince the court
that the prisoners should be punished under
the sixth section of the act, which inflicts a
sentence of ten years1 Imprisonment and five
thousand dollars fine, while If sentenced as
held by the defence, under the fourth section,
the punishment is light. Numerous authori?
ties were cited to show the illegality of the
mode of procedure in this matter being pursued
f I by the prosecution, and also to show that
to carry ont the opinions held by them, woold
be to put in operation an ex post facto law. In
other words, to punish men for an act com?
mitted in March under a law enacted in April,
which is the position of the prisoners as re?
gards the eleventh count, to which they have
plead guilty. Tne court granted the request
of the prosecution for time to reply to the
weighty consid?rations of the argument of
It ls very evident tbat the district attorney
has an elephant on his bands in this matter,
and the opinion of the legal minds who dally
throng the court-room ls that there can be but
one final result upon the question as to the
constitutionality ol the law. and the Irregu?
larity of the attempts to enforce lt.
COTTON MOVEMENT FOB THE WEEK.
New YORK, December 10.
Tho cotton movement for the week shows a
marked failing off both In the receipts and ex
Grtt. The receipts at all of the ports have
en 105,839 bales, against 123,126 last week,
104,743 the previous week, and 101,494 three
week s since. The total receipts since Sep?
tember have been 998,051 bales, against 1,212,.
645 for the corresponding period of the previ?
ous year, showing a decrease since September
1st ol 214,494 bales. The exports from all of
tbe ports have been 55,622 bales, against 102,
584 lor the same week last year. The total
exports for the expired portion of the cotton
1 year amounts to 471,148 bales, against 629,371
for the same time last year. The present
stock, as compared with that of the same
time last year, ls as follows:
At aU ports.411,888
At the interior towns.00,829
American cotton afloat for
Indian cotton afloat for
The weather South during the week has
been extremely cold, with frost In some sec?
THE STATE S VP REME COVET.
FRIDAY, DEC EMU ER 8.-The court met at ten
Present-Chief Justice Moses and Associate |
Justices Willard and Wright.
Mr. Wylie resumed and concluded his argu?
ment for respondent, in the case ot Alexander
Carter, appellant, va. D. WJ Brown, respond?
ent. Mr. Allison was heard for respondent.
Mr. Kershaw tor appellant, in reply. .' ,
B. A. Pringle et al, vs. Belaslier et al. Mo?
tion to 'set aside order of circuit judge and for
reargument. Mr. Moore for motion. Mr, Alli?
son contra. T7
H. Massot vs. O. A. Moses et al. Opinion
flied. Bill dismissed. Opinion by Willard, A.
J.; Moses, C. J., and Wright, A. J., concurred.
At half-past 12 P. M., the court adjourned
until Monday the 11th. when the first circuit
will be called. The following is 'he order of
this calendar : 1. Neuffer vs. Campsen A Co.;
2. Bulow vs. Witte; 3. Alston TS. Alston; 4.
Ahrens vs. presldenr, Ac, of State Bank; 5.
Kurraan vs. Greenville aud Columbia Railroad
Company: 6. State ex rel. Arthur G. Bose
vs. City Council of Charleston; 8. State' ex I
rel. Arthur B. Bose TB. City Council of I
Charleston; 8. George A. Trenbolm vs. City
Council of Charleston; 9. The State ex rel.
David Geiger VB. City Council of Charleston;
; 10. i awrence F. Campbell, receiver, vs. Bank
I of Charleston; ll. State ex rel. Jobo C. Coch?
ran, executor, vs. City Council of Charleston;
12. Stale ex rel. South Carolina Jocky Club
vs. City Council of Charleston; 13. Thomas S.
Dupont et al vs.M. H. Collins: li. Mrs. E. S.
Smith vs. Mrs. M. M. Gatewood; 15. Arthur
Emory vs. John Davis.
THE SALE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Since the advertisement of the sale of State
property I have Intended to give some atten- j
tion to lt, but have postponed doing so, from
[ day to day, until the present. It ls unques?
tionably an unwise move to sell this property,
particularly as the small amount produced by
such sale could not be more than a drop in the
bucket towards the liquidation of the Stabs
I debt. The debt, then, will remain, the prop?
erty will be gone, s'd where will be the
money ? Not Into the State treasury; no, not
a dollar; lt will be eaten up before lt reaches
that point. Well, the taxes will remain, the
property gone, and the debt, comparai Ivel y,
undisturbed. If Governor Scott or the Legis?
lature really wish to see the State prosperous
neither the one or the other will stand with
folded arms and see this matter go on. They
will at once stop the proceeding. The people
do not wish to see this property wasted. It ls
clearly a duty Incumbent upon those in power
to respect the wishes of the people by saving
the Stale from being despoiled of her real
estate. I hope, Mr. Editor, to see a full ex?
pression on this head. There Is no time to be
lost. Let us, at least, show that we cannot
see the State property wasted without a pro?
THE STREET CABS AND THE OPERA.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEW?.
AU will admit that the amusements offered
by the Academy of Music are of great advan?
tage to the public, both in a social and business
point of view. All reflecting persons must
know that the quality and refinement of the
amusements offered to the Charleston public
depends entirely upon the patronage given to
the opfra and first-class dramatic performan?
ces. If Bot properly appreciated they will not
retara, and others learning of the lack of pa?
tronage will not risk Charleston, but give our
city a "wide berth," and visit those cities
"where lt pays." The consequence will be
that soon we shall have nothing offered to us
but mediocrity and trash. Many of our citi?
zens would patronize refined amusements
had they the facilities togo and return from
the Academy at night. We are too poor to
f>av Ave dollars for a carriage besides paying
or our tickets. Will lt be too much, then, to
ask the managers of the City Railway to run
their cars at night, at certain times when the
attractions are such as to draw out the lovers
of good music and the drama ? OPERA.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, December 10.
The barometer will probably fall very gene?
rally by Monday throughout the Atlantic
States, and especially Pennsylvania and New
England, with brisk northwest winds and
threatening weather. Clear weather and light
winds will continue in the Southern and Gulf
States, and threatening weather on the upper j
Yesterday's Weather Reporta of the
Sternal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
dos tf >n.
Key Weet, Fla..
Nora.-The weatujr resort dated 7.47o'ciock,
this morning, will be posted tn the rooms ot the
Chamber of Commerce at 10 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 daring the day.
-There is a clock In Boston which requires
! winding but once a year.
A NEW IUDS OF THE FRENCH WHEEL.
LONDON, December 10.
A chancre la imminent in the French Govern?
ment. Thiers will resign in favor of the Duke
d'Aumale. Thiers agrees to this movement
with the approval of the Duke and all the in?
fluential members of the Bight. AU details
have been arranged.
The cause of the change is Thlers's inability
to withstand the Bight, which has returned
from the provinces very hostile, and Thiers
fears the constantly increasing powers of Im?
perialism ia the army.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At an extra meeting of the Hebrew Benevo?
lent Society, held on the loth December, 1871, the j
following preamble and resolutions were unani?
Whereat, The object of this society being benev?
olence, Which has been well defined to be the
love of mankind, with a desire to promote their
happiness, when one whose characteristic
vaine was "benevolence" ls no longer permitted
to he with us whs were the delly witnesses or
recipients of his quiet, yet active and efficacious
charity, it ls peculiarly flt that, for a while, we
stay oar regular business to dwell upon the life
and testify our regard for the memory of our de?
parted friend and brother, Alexander H. Abra?
Mr. A bra h a ma's nature was remarkably kind,
gentle and amiable, yet far from being phlegm?
atic; for be was In fuU sympathy with his fellow?
man. The voice of misfortune, or of distress, In
I variably touched hi) sensitive heart. Acting in
furtherance of its emotions, his energy and per .
I severance never abated until the sorrow was as?
suaged, or the wast relieved.
A continuous and thoughtful attention to the
wants of the poor, a long sud constant nursing
of the sick, a protracted and varied experience
in the management of funds devoted to charity
mads bim invaluable as the chairman of the oom!
mlttee charged with such duties, over whloh he
so long so presided with such honor to himself and
advantage to others. It can be said, without of?
fending truth, that bis loss ls irreparable.
We can bat partially feed this .'osa. It win be
best understood st the humble fireside, by the j
grateful poor around lt, who, when they offer up
their evening prayer, will not forget in their
ortseas their departed friend.. Therefore, be lc
Resolved. That in and by the death of onr late j
brotner. Alexander H. Abrahams, this society has
met with a loss which will be severely felt, both
by those who looked to him for counsel and ad?
vice, as well as by the many to whom he was at
the same time friend and benefactor.
Resolved, That a blank page in our Minute Book
bed voted to his memory.
Resolved, That a copy of thu preamble and
these resolutions be sent tonis afflicted family,
to whom we tender pur sincerest sympathy.
Resolved, That this preamble and these resolu?
tions be published In the dally papers of this city.
Extract from the Minutes.
J. H. LOSB, Secretary.
TRIBUTE OF RE8PECT.
At a meeting of the vestry and wardens of j
St. Philip's Church, held this 6th December, UTI,
the following preamble and resolutions were
Whereas, since our lai* meeting, by the in
scrutable will of Almighty Ood, Adam E. Gibson
has been called to his eternal rest, and removed
from the scene of his earthly usefulness. While
we bow with humble submission to the decree ot
oar Heavenly Father, we cannot retrain from re?
cording onr appreciation of his worth, courtesy
and gentle firmness In the discharge or every doty
devolving on him-qualities which endeared him
to us all. Therefore, be lt
Resolved, That lu the death of Mr. Gibson, we
mourn the loss of a brother vestryman whose
seal for the interests of thin church never flagged,
a"d whose faithfulness In watching over her tem?
poral affairs will long be remembered as an ex?
ample won h 7 or Imitation.
Resolved. That the secretary be directed to tar?
nish the family or onr deceased friend with a
copy or these resolutions, and also to have them
published In the dally papers.
0. WILLOI AN,
Secretary or the Vestry or St. Philip's Church.
TRIBUTE OF RESPEC T.
At an extra meeting of the Hebrew Benev?
olent society, held on the loth December, the
following preamble and resolutions were anani
mau si y adopted :
whereas, Stace the last gathering or our benevo?
lent association, lt has pleased Divine Providence
to remove to their better home our late members,
Mr. Jacob Barrett and Moses Drucker, who, for
many years, were ever ready to render us their
valuable assisi ance in promoting the noble cause
of love and charity. Therefore, be lt
Resolved, That the Hebrew Benevolent Society
ot i his cltv, deplore In the death or our late mem?
bers, Jacob Barrett and Moses Dructer, two z al?
ona and active co-laoorers, who. although re?
moved to a higher abode cf happiness, will Uv? In
our memory for their many vir. ues by which
they made themselves respected on earth, and
beloved lu Heaven.
Resolved, That a blank page In onr Minute
Book be dedicated to their memory.
Resolved, That a copv or the pr. amble and res?
olutions be sent to their afflicted family, to whom
we tender our sincerest sympathy.
Resolved, That this preamble and these resolu?
tions bepublshed in the daily papers of this
Extract from Minutes. J. H. LOSB,
MENKE & MULLER,
NO. 323 KINO STREET,
Invite attention to their large and splendid
STOCK Of CLOTH,
O LOTHIN Gr,
FURNISHING GOODS, &C.
READY MADE SUITS for aU ages, from the
smallest boy to the largest man.
Dress aud Business Snits or all descriptions.
Elegant overcoats, Pea Jackets, Dsrby and
Plain Sack Suits, Fine Enguah Walking Coats and
Suits or aU colors, Single and Double Breasted
Black Frock Goats. Black Doeskin and Fancy Has?
elmere Dress P >nts, Velvets, M.ks, Cloth, Castor
Beaver and Casslmere Vests, manufacture!
under our own observation. We are therefore
sure of a good fit and durable work.
Is supplied with the finest selection or BROAD?
CLOTHS, Doeskins, Castor Beavers, Chinchilla
Diagonals, Meltons, and aU styles or Casslmeres
rorBuslnes Snits. Velvets, SUKS, Plush and Cash?
mere Vestings. And a variety or hands me Pan?
taloon Patterns, which we make up to order by
measure at the shortest node, and guarantee
first class and proper workmanship.
This Department ls supplied with the celebrated
STAB SHIRTS, Imported and Domestic Merino
Shaker Flannel, Ail-Wool Underwear Quods, Hair
Hose, suspenders, Handkerchief, Linen and
Pape-Cuds and Collars, Imperial, Alexanderand
Conrvolsler's Kid Gloves And a fud assortment
of Buckskin. Dogskin.jBeaver and Casa. Gloves.
And a verv large assortment of Silk, Alpaca and
Scotch Guii'ham Water-Proor  Umbrellas.
Our Stock has been selected with the greatest
care, and price- marked very low In plain figures.
Our motto ls quick sales and small profits, lair
dealings. Goods may be returned IT not satisfac?
tory. Buyers In our Une will find lt to their ad?
vantage to give us a call. octl9-3mos
BENZINE, DOUBLE DISTILLED,
FOB CLEANING CLOTHES,
For sale wholesale and retail by
Dr. H. BABB,
No. isl Mee Ung street
Qtoportnerfiljui? on?r B?SBOtOtioi?.
COPAETNEESHIP NOTICES -THF, CO?
PARTNERSHIP hitherto existing ui.der the
name or G lODRIOH, WINEMAN A CO., having
been dissolved on the 6:h or October last by. the
death or Mr. G BORG t? C. GOODRICH, ibe under
signed as Surviving Copartners will close the bu?
siness or the late Arm. All persons indeoten will
make payment to PHILIP WINt MANN,
JOHN ASH HURST,
Charleston, December ll, 167L
The undersigned having purchased the Interest
ot the estate er Goodrich in the au ck m trade or
the late firm or uOtDRlOH. WISEMAN A CO., on
tbe 6th day or October last for. nt j a Copartner?
ship for the purpose of carrying on the WHOLE?
SALE DRUG BUSINESS, at the old stand, No. 28
Hay ne stn et, under the name and finn o?
PHILIP W1NEMAN A CO.
PHILIP WINE MAN,.
Charleston. December IL. 1871. decll-s
THE .STATE OF SOOTH CAROLINA,
CHARLESTON COUNTY.-Cei tUflcate ol Lim?
ited Partnership between BUCKLEY T. BENTON,
or the City or Brooklyn, State of New Tor?,
CHARLES UNDERWOOD, ot the Town and Coun?
ty of Tolland, State or Connecticut, and EVE Rt
E. BEDFORD, or the City or Charleston, state
This certificate hereby wltneeseth that the un*
derslgned have, by virtue of an act of the General
Assembly or the State aforesaid, entitled "An Act
to authorize the formation of Limned Partner?
ships," passed io the year of oar Lord, one thou?
sand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and an?
other Act entitled "AB Act to extend the dota?
tion of an -'act authorizing the formation of Lim?
ited Partnerships." passed in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six,
and another Act extending the same until repeal?
ed, passed December 20th, 1886, formed a Limited
Pat tnefebip as fo.lews :
First. The name or firm nader which such
partnership shall be conducted ia EVERT E.
Second. The general nature or the business in?
tended to be transacted is that or the Grocery Bu?
siness, both retail and wholesale, la the said City
Third. BUCKLEY T. BENTON, ol the . City or
Brooklyn, State or New York, and CHARLES UN
t DERWOOD, of the Town and County of Tolland,
state o connecticut, are the special Partners,
and EVERT E. BEDFORD, of the City of Charles?
ton, State aforesaid, ls the General Partner.
Fourth. BUCKLEY T. BENTON, a special Part?
ner, has con tri bc ted seven- thousand dollars
($7000,) and CHARLES UNDERWOOD,,the other
special Partner, baa contributed also seven thou?
sand dollars ($7000) to the common stock of the
Firth. The satd Partnership commences on the
first day of November, eighteen hundred and
seventy one, and will terminate on the first < ay
of November, eighteen hundred Abd seventy-five.
Dated thia 28th day. or October, A. on 187L
(Signed) B. T. BENTON. [L. sj
CHARLES UNDERWOOD, [L. a.]
EVERT E. BEDFORD. [L. a.J
(Signed) 0. w. RODBBJCX.
THOMAS E. PzaaSJXL. nov8-36 .
(Erg (5>oo?fl, &t.
Fli RfflGOTT, BENBDiCT & CO.,
No. 344 King street,
Exhibit this week the CHEAPEST GO. OS FOR
TBE SEA- ON, In all departments:_
No. 944 King street.
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT.
Examine our SILK VELOURS and JAPANESE
Pi 'PLINS, at so cents
Japanese Robes, fall Dresses, only $8 60
Silk Velvet, 80 tn, wide, only $?. worth $10
Velveteens reduced from si 60 to $126
One case Black Alpaca, 4-4. only 26 cents
One case Colored Alpaca, 26 cents
Ali other Dress Geoda, Cloaks and Shawls, greatly
Fl RCii?t?fTT. BK\SD!iT&10..
No. 344 King street.
THE CHEAPEST AND NICEST
CAN BE BOUGHT AT
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT Ss CO.'S.
No. 344 King street.
FUR DEPARTMENT. .. , . .
We received 200 more of those nice SETS (CAPE
AND MUFF) OF FURS ror $3 only
Children's Sets, Cape and Maa, $2 only
Minks, limine and Sable Fara.
Ateo Jackets, vcty cheap._
FTRCHGOTT, BBNEDIfT & CO.,
No. 344 King street.
For Sash Ribbons and Cloth
SEE BUSINESS NOTICE.
FIRC?GOTT, BENEDICTA CO.,
No. 344 King street.
BBCHIVSD, OPINSD AND BEADY
ON MONDAT, DECEMBER UTE,
AT LOW PRICKS, A FULL LINS OF
Co le ry, Shirts
li.ante ta. Gloves
Flannels. Ribbons, Bows.
FLRt?J??OlT, BENEDICT & CO.,
No. 344 King street.
CARPETS ! CARPETS I CARPETS!
Body Brussels Mats
Three Pi y a Druggets.
All at reduced prices._
F?lRCU?'OTT. BENEDICT & CO.,
No. 344 King street.
? large lot of UNTRIMMED HATS, to be closed
ont cheap. Milliners will do well to call. nov20
BEAUFORT, S. C.
This House, situated on Bay street, commands
a fine view or
and many or the Sea Islands. The travelling
public will find here a desirable and
and the Invalid will find no better or more health?
ful climate on the
o spa nd the winter. The Honse Is within five
minutes' walk or Steamboat, and fifteen min?tes
wal* or Railroad communication. A good
has Jost been added to tbe House.
Western Union Telegraph Office on first floor.
M. M. KINGHAM,
To tile Ladies of Charleston.
TO be Raffled bj the CHARLESTOT CHARITA
BLE ASSOCIATION, tn pabilo, OB SATURDAY,
THE MD OF DECEMBER Instant, can bs sa?
at Mr. SKRINE'S DB CO STORE, No. MO King
The DIAMONDS consist of sets of Barr?ais sad
Breastpins, sod. Rings, Bracelets, Gold Watcb.ee
and Opera Chams. Gentlemen's Floe Qold
Wat enes (Stem-winders) and Chains,
gooda sro warranted to be of the first
and soy Jeweller can examine them aa to
genuineness and quality. TheDiamonds ;
and large, and set in the latest style, and have
Jost been Imported for tbs Association by the osle*
orated Importing Jewellers "LARMOUR A co.,"
of Baltimore City.
CERTIFICATE CHANCES only ONE DOLLAR,
and can be purchased at Mr. SKRIHE'S STORE.
Ladles and Gentlemen are respectfnuy invited
to examine these Beautiful Goods. A lady will be
In attendance there from io to l o'clock, each day,
and will be pleased to show tbs Diamonds,
Watches, AC. a -decT-i?
'rVrOTIOE.-ALL PERSONS HAVING BE
i.1 HANDS against the Estate.
oTGEN, deceased, win present tiie~
OGSRMAtfaud A. Bl OH OFF, and i
dented thereto will make payment
dec7-4* ' QuaiiSed Bison tors.
No. 266 KEW BTBKET, (nr TM Bwftjjf'
CHARLESTON, 8. 0. ?*!'
Mrs. A. J. KXNMIDT begs te announce tost "aa
Waverly" hasnot been closed daring ttajweral
ence of the fever.but has been renovated andpalnt
ed throughout. The location of "The Waverly?
ls the best of any hotel in charleston, being m Ut*
Inuiiedlate vicinity of the leading retail stores
and public promenade, rnaklnrllaplealamt'pises
for strangers to stop while m Obarlestao. The.
rooms are large, weu furnished and exceedingly
well ventilated, and the table ell that the-mest'
fastidious could desire. Commercial traveller*
will find this house a home. The proprietress
would moat respectfully solicit a snare of thar
patronage which has heretofore been se Hbetally
bestowed. Mas. A. J. I^OEDI^. ,
TTISITOBB TO C H ABLItBTO^ST
SHOULD BB SURE TO STOP
. - ffawi any 4*i
- . . . ' .
DUBING THEIR STAT IN THE CHI.
Thia elegantly appointed HOUSE, which was
temporarily closed daring the prevalence of th?
fever, bas now been reopened after having un?
dergone many important improvements with a
view to the increased comfort of the guests.
Mr. D. 0. BURNETT, Proprietor of the Ottawa
House, Montreal, Canada, wflL in connection
with Mr. PARKER, conduct the MILLS HOUSE in
a B ty le second to that of no Hotel In the country. '
novn-lmo " '"'
?O?TOaUH. g ..??'
O^FFICE OF THE SAVAHNAH 20
CHARLESTON, S. C., November 32,18T?.
00 and after MOND AV. December the nth, the
Passenger Trains on this Road will run aa ioliowa:
Leave Charleston dally.?.8.? P. M.
Arrive at Savannah daily.....o.io p. M.
Leave savannah dally.1L15 P. M.
Arr.ve at Charleston dally......6.3t A. M.
DAY TB ADJ. .? ...j
Leave Charleston, Sundays excepted.. Md A. M.
Arrive at Savannah, sundays excepted. LU P. M.
Leave Savannah, sundays excepted..'. 8.00 A. lt
Arrive at Charleston, Sundays exe'ted. Aaa P.M.
Freight forwarded dally on through bBla of lad?
ing to pointa m Florida and by Savannah line of
steamships to Boston. Prompt dispatch gi vea to
freights for Beaufort and points on Port Royal
Railroad and at aa low rates as by any other Hoe,
" EBglneer and Superintendent.
S. 0. BOYLSTON, Gen'l Ft. and Ticket Agent.
novas_ . . H :. ?
O O?TH GASOLINA ht AIL SO AU
' UBAHLS8T0K, 8. C., inn? Br 18TL
On and after SUNDAT, Jone 11, the Pareen
ger Trams oh the Sooth Uar Juna Railroad wUl
run aa tollewa:
?eave Charleston...8.80 A. M.
arrive at Augusta.:..?..,......< 4JB P. M.
L?ove charleston...i...-,?t..i S-S0 A. M.
Arrivent Columbia.MOP. M.
L?ave Augusta.t-f? A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.aso P. M.
L?ave Columbia..*..? 1.40 A. k,
Armve at cn aries ton.?iii 8.30 P. M.
THROUGH WILMmaro? TSAIK. -
Arrive at Ringville.fl.0* A. M.
Leave Ringville.HI P. M.
Arrive at Augusta.7.48 P.M.
AUGUSTA MIGHT mpBXSB.
L?ave Charleston.8.80 P. M.
Arrive at Augusta. IM A JU
L save Augusta.e.oop. KL
Arrive at Ohsxieaton.~~ 8.40 A. M.
COLUMBIA KI GET SXFaSM. *
Leave Oharleston.tU?-jUM? TJA P. lb
A -rive at Colombia.-. 8.00 A.B.
Lsave Columbia.-..~....... T.MP.H.
Arrive at Charleston. C46 A. BL
Laivo Charleston.....?.?^H. 2.? P. M.
Arrive at Sommerville,-.4.10 P.M.
LISTO Sumnervale..,. 7.00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston........ All A, K
Laave Camden-~.COOA, M.
Arrive at Columbia.... ~.10.40 A. M.
Leave Columbia.i..L? P.M.
Arri re at Camden-.6,00 P. M
Day and Night Tra?as make close connections
at Augusta with Georgia Railroad and centrai
Sight Train connects with Macon sod Angosta
Columbia Sight Train connecta with Greenville
and Colombia Railroad.
Camden Train connects at King vi ne daily (ex?
capt Sundays) with Day Passenger Tram, and
roos thro ugh to Columbia sod returns OD Mon?
day s, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
uajB, ?m TYLER, Vx? President.j
S. B. P10RES5. G. T. A ISO?
NORTHEASTKBM RAILB6AD COM?
PANY. ' I Cu
CiiASXSBTOH, S. 0., February ll, 18TL
Trains will leave charleston Dally at 8d0 A, M.
and 6 P. M.
Arrive at Ohartaston TM A. M. (Mondays eat
epted) sod 840 P. M.
Train does not leave Oharieaton 6 p. M, SUB?
Train leaving 9:30 A. M. makes through oouneo
atm to New York, via Richmond and Acaula
meek only, going throng^ ki ?? anira.
Passengers leaving by a P. M. Train have
choice ot route, via Richmond and Washington,
ur via Portsmouth sod Baltimore. These leaving
FRIDAY by this Train lay over on SUNDAT in Bal
imo re. Those leaving on SATURDAT remain Sus
?AT In Wilmington, H. C.
This ls the cheapest, quickest and meet pleasant
route to Cineinna?. Chicago aad other. points
west and Northwest, both Trams maxing con?
nections at Washington with western tauts
o? Baltimore and Ohio Rauroad. ,. y/
8. S. S0J.0M0H8,
SngUieer and SunerintendeaW
P. L, OuiAVoa, General Ticket Agent.