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VOLLME XI.-NUMBER 1774.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1871.
*THE OLD MAN ELOQUENT.
ELOQUENT AND LOGICAL SPEECH OF
The Position of South Carolina-Her
People Desire Peace-A Verdict of
Guilty Against the Prisoner.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TH8 NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., December 18.
In the Ku-Kluz court to-day the Hon. Rev?
erdy Johnson followed for the de.ence in the
case of the United States vs. Robert Hayes
Mitchel'. The argument was a masterly effort,
such as has not been heard in South Carolina
since the days of McDuffie nod Calbouc.
In opening his speech. Mr. Johnson revie w?
ed at leBgth the past history of the State. He
thanked God for the abolition of slavery, and
declared that South Carolina, which fired the
first ?un of the war, accepted the result in
good faith. She did not do what she thought
was not right. And ber people were now as
anxious as any other people lor the blessings
of pface and prosperity. He said that he had
listened with unmixed horror to the tales of
outragea told belore the court. But no proof
had been given of any conspiracy to commit
those outrages, or connecting them with the
prisoners no w on trial for conspiracy. Mr.
Johnson therrreviewed the evidence in detail,
his speech producing a wonderful effect.
There was a large and highly respectable
audience, who, for p long time, listened with
breathless attention to the "old mau elo?
The jury, after an ausence ot thirty-eight
minutes, rendered a verdict of guilty on the
second count, viz., of conspiracy to injure
Jim Williams for having voted at the election
of 1870. The counsel for the defence made a
motion for a new trial. PICKET.
ATTORNEY CHAMBERLAIN'8 FIASCO.
The Illogical and Disingenuous Argu?
menta of the Government Counsel
Mr. Stanberry, In Reply, Demolishes
the Flimsy Fabric of th? Prosecution.
[PROV OCR SPECIAL REPORTER.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., December 16.
The interest that has marked the proceed?
ings during the past week lu the case of the
. United States against Robert Hayes Mitchell?
and which has, day by day, increased as the
defence brought to light the true condition of
affairs in Xork County-where lt ls alleged a
conspiracy existed-culminated yesterday,
whan the summing up oty the evidence was
It was known that 'the argument would be
opened by State Attorney-Genera! Chamber?
lain, who has been, for fd me reason, probably
best known to himself and Akerman, retained
as assistant in the prosecution or persecution,
whichever lt may most properly be termed.
It was an auspicious day. The monotony of
the two branches of the General Assembly had
Dot yet been disturbed by dreams of per diem
and mileage, and for the nonce it appeared
that relief was sought in listening to the olly
toogued orator, who was to champion the
rights, in general terms, of somebody who
had sundered some wrong through the opera?
tion ot some imaginary conspiracy. It hap-1
Opened, therefore, that, scattered throughout J
nhe large but orderly and attentive audience, I
were to be seen the races ol many of the pres-1
em Solon- of this once proud State. Various I
Iriends of the prisoner, and men whose heavy
hearts, have not lest all hope of better days to
eenie, were also present, and, with character- I
lstic reverence for judicial ermine, however
unworthily worn, su silent but vigilant and
attentive while In Mr. Chamberlain's address
the gravest assertions were made, and the
most ridiculous suppositions dilated upon.
It was evident at the stait. from the very
tenor of the argumeut of the attorney-gene-I
ra!, that there was a power behind the throne
that the most of the listening audience little I
knew of. and In comparison with which the I
life or 1 merty of a citizen of York County was
but a drop in the ocean. Pol?tica', capital v. as
to be made, and if by the twisting of clrcum
stances, by warping the judgment of men, or
by deducing from an untoward, and, perhaps,
badly conceived plan for a general good, mat-1 <
ter upon which to found an inkling of apology
for the continued existence of a rotten admin-1
lsttation, and a rottener State Government, lt I
was evlaentiy deemed that here was ihe op-1 j
port u ni ty, the time, the place, and the men to
make the effort.
With assumed pity for the d?fendent in this
most singular eas ?, the pleadings ot the gov
eminent prosecutor prayed for als conviction j
of a conspiracy, the denni! ion of which bad to
be manufactured in the argument; and for this I
purpose the attorn ey-geueral uudertook to
prove that the Ku-Klux-Klan had, by written
agreement, conspired to control the elections,
and In so doing had commiited overt acts;
that the delendaot was a membtrof this Klan,
and that the acts of any portion of the Klan
were the acts of each and every person said to
belong to lt. Toe prosecution failed to show
that any man had been kilted on ace or. ut of I
bis politics, but ehowed that "Jim" Williams,
the colored man who had been killed, had the
repute of being an incendiary character in the
neighborhood, and that he had been reported
to have made numerous threats against the
community. In this there was a convict of I
testimony, several colored witnesses for the I
prosecution having testified that they never I
had heard Williams make any threats, while
several colored men lor the defence had been
equally as positive in their assertions that
ttiey had heard him frequently threaten that
If he did not carry the election, or as In one
case his language was stated, "Rule the
country," he would "kill from ihe cradle up." I
J:JO prosecution, alter anchoring themselves I
or a si arti u'^ point upon the piece of paper I
Surporllng co be the constitution of this won
e ri'tii conspiracy, bent all their energies to I
explaining away the convincing testimony of
the defence. In the course of tnls effort Mr. I
Chamberlain more than once dishonored him
self and his Alma Mater by descending to the
shallowest special pleading, and by all manner I
of non sequiter arguments, seeklug to enlist
the passions and prejudices of the jury rather I :
than such measure of Intelligence and judg- I
ment as they possessed. I ]
"^ft was sho'wn that Williams had been con-1
surfed a tolerably good man until he received I
the guns irom the State, ( which may be con
et rued as another commentary upon the "Win
chester rifle" policy.) The prosecution ad-J
mitted that Williams bad been in the habit,
twice a week, of drilling his company, and I i
that, during this time, threats bad been made. 11
As an oration, Mr. Chamberlain's argument 11
was well delivered; as a political harangue,
couched lu terms of simulated modesty, it
may be so far a success as to be embodied in I .
the campaign documents for 1872; but as a
summing up of proof fit to convince a Jury of 11
twelve reasonable men, lt was lamentaoly de-1 !
flcient in the estimation of a majority ot those I
who listened to it. There was a lack of con?
tinuity, a want of sequence in the untoward
circumstances that were sought to be inge-1
nlously Interwoven, while one fatal break
was left, in the failure to connect the manu-1
lectured documentary evidence with the pris
oner's case. I,
At the close of Mr. Chamberlain's argu- <
ment, which lasted about two hours. Mr. 11
8tanberry opened for the defence. He re- h
marked to the jury when commencing, that i
he had been more than pleased to observe I I
with what attention they had listened to the 11
proceedings, and that in tnls they had eml-1 <
nentlyshown one of the requisites of jury-lt
men; that th-y hr*d heard one side of the j I
question, and that now, if they could listen I i
with equal au em ion to the other side, they t
would, Indeed, prove themselves fit to occupy i
seats upon the panel. The venerable counsel
then dived into the facts, and disposed of the I
posit lens assumed by the prosecution seriatim. <
The first point to which his argument was t
orought was to show, by almost un uninter- 11
rup ted chain of evidence, that the conspiracy I
wblch was charged in the indictment against
"Williams, to Injure him, because he had voted J
tb? Radical ticket at the October election in I
imo, did not exist, and the fact that the only 1
conspiracy thai was even attempted to be
proved by the prosecution was a general one,
not aimed at Williams, but against all Radical
voters, and embracing all elections. After
learnedly defining the nature ol conspiracies,
how they were constituted, and how far they
were criminal, Mr. Stanberry contended that
there was a fatal variance between the con?
spiracy alleged in the indictment and the one
attempted to be proved. Besides making
a thorough application ot the vast amount
ol evidence adduced by the defence
to show this, not only cumulative on the part
of the witnesses for the defence, but embracing
also, in several instances, those of the prose?
cution, Mr. Stanberry quoted numerous
authorities In support of bis position, and
which went to show that when a general con?
spiracy ls charged it cannot be sustained by
proof of a special conspiracy, and per confra
when a particular conspiracy is charged, it
will not be supported by proof of a general
The application of the law, and the evidence
made by Mr. Stanberry, can but convince any
unbiased mind of the utter failure of the
prosecution to make out the case Intended, or
as charged in the indictment. Whether or
not there exists prejudice to such extent that
the eyes of justice shall be blinded. Is a
3nest lon that time only can satisfactorily
At the close of Mr. Stanberry's argument,
which commanded the attention of everyone
present, the court adjourned until Monday,
wheo Mr. Johnson will close on the part ol the
The grand jury found true bills against Rob?
ert Cooper, Mary Avery, Louisa Chambers and
Klssey Avery, charged with attempting to de?
ter ^aac Postle, a government witness, from
testifying. So it will be seen that If Jim Wil?
liams did not carry Into execution a threat to
burn "from the cradle up," there ls a chance
that a portion of a community embraced in
such a wholesale threat may be dragged before
the courts to be put to the annoyance and
vexations accompanying the efforts to ??lear
TBE NEW YORK COTTON FAILIRES.
The Estimates of the Crop.
The New Vork World, in noticing the failure
of some prominent "short" operators in cot?
ton on Tuesday last, remarks:
The whole speculation is based upon (he es?
timates of the current crop, which vary lrotn
3,200,000 bales to 3,700,000 bales. The follow?
ing statistics from the last copy of the Finan?
cial Chronicle will show the relative progress
which has been made in marketing the present
Ttl last y'r.
-lince Sept. 1.
1871. I 1870.
j 1,060.2241526,817| 384.003! 390.8:8
The following ls the latest exhibits of the
movement of supplies In the Liverpool mar?
Dec. 8, 1871. Dec. 8, 1870.
Sales or the wee):.115,000 71,000
of which exporters took... 20.000 ie.ODO
Of wbtch speculators took. 19,000 3.000
Total Import or week. 4S,oco 43,000
Of which American. 21,000 20,000
Total Stock.145,000 371,000
or which American.41,000 62.000
Actual export.1400 15,000
Amount afloat.422,000 376,(OJ
Of which American.174.000 276,000
The great increase In the consumption of
colton by the British and Continental spinners
ls generally prognosticated; a writer on this
suoject In the Financial Chronicle says:
Taking the actual consumption in Europe to
be the quantity delivered for consumption less
than the 342,000 bales surplus held by spinners,
we find that during the last year, ending Sep?
tember 30, American colton was consumed in
England at the rate of 33,000 bales per week,
and on the Continent, (including Russia,
Spain. Ac.,) at 19,000 bales, or, for the year
1870-71, 2,704.000 bales. What can be the sup?
ply tor 1871-72 to Europ9 ?
Mock In European ports. Oct. 1.. 239.000
Spinners' surplus, 342,000, of
which amount Aasatlcan. 275,000
Suppose our crop to be..3,000,000
And what we retain.... l, 100.000
Then Europe can get.2,400,000
Total supp y of American to Europe. 2,961,000
(This leaves our stock in ports ai last
September, and our mills as lu 1870.)
Tue consumption. If no more thau last
j ear, will be. 2,704.000
Which wocld leave lu Europe uncon?
But suppose any condition of trade
should demand an Increased use of
American, say 5 per cent. 135.000
Then In the ports and mills of all Europe
would be 125,000 bales, or only about two and
a halt weeks' supply.
Tne stock unconsumed cannot be reduced so
lew as that quantity. Long before lt could be
reached, consumption would be checked by
high prices. It follows that if our crop shall
prove to be only 3,500,00 bales, Europe, as a
whole, cannot material^ exceed Its last year's
use of American cotton, whatever may be the
demand of trade or the condition ot manufac?
ILLNESS OF EX-SECRETARY SEWARD.
AUBURN, December 18.
The papers say that Mr. Seward has had a
paiaiytlc stroke and ls very low.
TUE MURDERED COLLEGIANS.
NEW YORK. December 18.
A Havana special to the Herald says that
Castanon's grave was not desecrated by the
students. The glass covering of the niche Is
not brokeD, and everything about the grave
ls In perfect order, not hiving been disturbed.
TBE NEW YORK RING.
NEW YORK, December 18.
There is nothing new lu the Tweed affair.
It ls proDosed to arrest him from day to day,
upon different allegations, until some fifteen
iudictments are exhausted.
TBE RECOVERING PRINCE.
LONDON*, December 18-Noon.
The morning bulletin from Sandringham an?
nounces that the Prince ol Wales Blept well
last night, and that his condition ls k'iu all re?
LONDON, December 18-5 P. M.
The Queen has left Windsor ' for Osborn,
ivhere she proposes to spend the holidays.
An official dispatch from Sandringham says
ihe PrlQce ot Wales passed a quiet night.
Blegg, the groom of the Prince, died of
typhoid fever to-day.
TBE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.
NEW YOES, December 18.
The latest Mexican advices repreeent that
luarez maintains a fearless attitude.and speaks
rtonOdently ol" crushing the rebellion. The
cabinet remains unchanged. The people com?
plain that the opposition is directed more
tuainst the cabinet than Juarez. Tne revolu
:ion in the western States ls extending. Ex?
traordinary powers ari- elven the Juarist eov
jrnors of States. Business ls prostrate, and
ill industries are paralyzed. A United States
protectorate or annexation is boldly discussed
is the only solution. No important engage
nents are reported in the central or western
A World special, dated City of Mexico the
Kb, says the revolution is probably a failure.
July two States have risen. No popular ex
litement. Diaz is a fugitive and closely ptir
med. The country is only disturbed cy ron?
A Herald special, dated Mexico the 1Kb, (via
Savana,) announces that the government has
}roken the back of the rebellion. No particu
HINTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
WHERE TO BUT AXD WHAT TO GET.
The gift-buyers are now fairly in the mar?
ket, and King street, from breakfast time till
dark, ls a moving mass ot gay and happy
shoppers. Our adveriIsing columns form an
excellent holiday directory, and we resume
below our notices of the latest advertisers,
and shall continue the same from day to day
as new advertisements are handed In.
Whoever wishes to tempt Dame Fortune to
provide him with a magnificent gift, at a mere?
ly nominal cos', shou'd by all means inspect
the diamonds, gold watches. Jewelry and plate
lo be raffled on Saturday next by the Charles?
ton Charitable Association. These splendid
prizes arc on exhibition dally at Mr. Skrine's
drug store, No. 260 King street. The diamonds
consist ol sets of ear-rings and brea-tpins, and
rings, bracelets, gold watches and opera
chains, gentlemen's floe gold watches (stem
winders; and chains. A'l the goods are war
warranted to be of the first quality. Tne dia?
monds are rich and large, and set la the latest
style, and have Just been imported for the as?
sociation by Larmour & Co.. of Baltimore.
When lt is considered that a chance in the
scheme in which all these magnificent articles
are to be drawn may be had for only one dol?
lar, and that the drawing will positively take
place on Saturday next, very few, we fancy,
will require a second look at the splendid array
of prizes before securing a ticket.
Tully, the caterer, is a personage whose Im?
portance and value In the community can
only be properly understood by those ?ho en
Joy and appreciate the mysteries and triumphs
of the art gastronomic. Especially at Christ?
mas time do his superb cakes, his matchless
turkeys, and his unrivalled mince pies loom
up in tempting proportion--. Whoever dis?
trusts the expellenee and qualification of lils,
marketman or cook may safely invoke the aid
ol Tully, !n the full confidence that he will
thereby get through his Christmas dinner lu
an eminently satisfactory aud creditable
Currants, raisins, Jellies. Ac, are indlspen
slble at Christmas, and Fitzgibbon, at the
corner of Klug and Cannon streets, is deter?
mined not to be surpassed In the quality of his
goods nor the scale of prices. To the Neck
folks his store ls most convenient, and it is no
longer necessary for the residents of that lo?
cality'to make a trip down town to secure
first-class groceries, as they can be supplied by
Fitzgibbon at remarkably low prices.
The Pipe of Prac?.
"Let us have peace" is the most appropriate
thing a man can say, in view of the advent of
the holidays, and Schroder, the popular dealer
in smokables, holding forth to-day, offers lo
everjbody the "calumet of peace"-a meer?
schaum pipe, a cigar-bolder, a tobacco pouch,
a box of cigars or a bale of smoking tobacco;
these are some of the things he sells, and
either of them would be a glorious present
from one young maa to another, or (rom a
lady to a gentleman. Schroder keeps the
very best In his line, and ladies as well as gen?
tlemen will find him a good man to deal with.
A good pl iee. also, to get anything in the
tobacconists' Hoe is at Lorenzt's, corner King
and Wentworth streets..
The shirt emporium, advertised so long and
successfully by Scott, on Meeting near Market
street, has become a fixture ol' our city, and
we cannot do better than call the attention of
purchasers at this season of the year to bis
handsome assortment of gentlemen's furnish?
ing goods. Everything appertaining to a
gentlemau's wardrobe may ba had at this
establishment, and at prices quite as favorable
as those which ure demanded In the City of
Hats and Caps.
We take pleasure la Inviilag alt who desire
to purchase the latest style of bats and caps to
call at Plenge's new establishment, on Km:
street. His importation has been made ex
expressly for the holidays, and will be found to
embrace the handsomest head-gear In Charles?
Luscious fruit of all kind?, as well as nuts
of every description, are selling by Klein, In
King street. The bananas and oranges make
the mouth water, and the figs and raltlns are
a necessary adjunct to a Christmas dinner.
Oar Christmas |Des?erU.
Had every man his deserts South Carolina
would bc lid of some troublesome people, and
thc only dessert that we can claim, without
fear of the consequences, is that which ls fur?
nished by C. Bart A Co. In the shape of bunches
of red bananas, cocoas, and pineapples with?
"There was an old woman who lived la a
shoe," says the uursery rhyme; but to this yara
we can only say, "shoo fly !" When you come
to talk of modern boois aad shoes, however,
we are ported, and always advise such of our
friends as want articles ia that line to go to
Ddlj's cheap boot and shoe store, No. 121
Meeting street. All kinds of ladles and misses,
as well as gentlemen's boots and shoes, can be
found herc at reasonable prices.
Chase A Cuttlno, a new King street firm in
the same Hoe, have also aa excellent stock ol
shoes, ?c., which deserves the attention of
? Santa Clans'a Headquarters.
Voo Santen'3 Bazair this year is a veritable
wonder, and to the average boy of the period,
the Immense display of all sorts of toys, made
ol wood, lead, papier-mache, bisque, glass,
brass aad what not, with thc Infinity ol forms
aad colors, presents a bewildering show, little,
If any. short of the wonders evolved by the
lamp of Aladdin. Lit'le girls can purchase
dolls varying In price from one ce ut. (!) to
one hundred dollars, and including crying
babies, creeping babies, babys that say "papa"
and "mamma;" dolls of china, wax, kid, linen
and muslin, with wardrobes, houses and fur?
niture complete. From this stock Christmas
trees caa be properly luralshed with preseats
at all grades or prices, and curious-looking
Christmas men. from the smallest size to the
full-grown Sinla Claus worth fifty dollars,
stand ready to hold the trees with the present
Toys and Sweets.
The toys for the children are, as a matter of
course, necessity, and they use them daily un?
til they succeed ia using them up most thor?
oughly. Kinsman Bros. have not only toys, but
i splehdld assortment of raisins, figs, currants,
French and plain candles, torpedoes, Are
crackers, crystallized fruits, and, In fact,
everything usually kept In a first-class con?
An Immense stock of holiday goods has just '
been received at J. B. Read's. Nothing can
be more acceptable, particularly to the ladleB,
than a box of Read's best Paris kid gloves,
which for years have had the reputation of
bein-? tho finest and most duratle In the mar?
ket. Included In Mr. Bead's 6tock are all
kinds ol ladies' dress goods ol the most select
styles and colors, and which are warranted to
be twenty per cent, cheaper than can be pur
chs-^d elsewhere. Bead's has long been a
iavorite resort for the ladles, who regard the
goods offered as among the most reliable in
the city, and we are sure tbey will not forget
to give bim a call during the bolidaye.
Every one loves music, and, therefore, what
more appropriate gift than a piano, or even n
less eistly Instrument, such as a melodeon,
music-box or guitar? Slegling hos all that
heart can wish < in the way ot musical instru?
ments, an i as cheap as can be bought In any
city in the Union. He has also a large assort- J
mont of sheet music ol every description.
A fine music-box will be raffled at Mr. F.
Dauer's, No. 377 King street, at one dollar per
chance, fifty chances. It plays six tune?, and
Is a superior i imminent of the best make.
Now that the times are somewhat out of
Joint, a good way to turn the tables upon the
common enemy, is by providing a handsome
set of furniture for the apartment most used
by the partner of your Joys. L'ke the evil
spirit lu Macbeth, she will then cry out
"Now I'm furnished ! now I'm furnished !"-at
Cowperth walt's far-famed furniture repository,
No. 305 King street, lour .doors above Went?
Our suggestions to the purchasers of holi?
day goods are not yet exhausted. Many lead?
ing houses yet remain to be uotUed. Adver?
tisers would do well to send in their favors as
early ns possible
THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON', December 18.
The elections committee have postponed
the case of Cessna vs. Myers until after the
holidays. The committee refuses to extend
the time to Edmunds In the case ol Bowles vs.
Edmunds, from Arkansas.
In the elections committee of the Senate
only Morton favors Blodijett. The rest favor
Norwood, In the contest from Georgia.
The Senate to-day were discussing the re?
trenchment committee. The disaffected Re
publicacs claim they are not represented on
the committee, and debase was acrimonious.
The entire day was* consumed in the discus?
sion cf the character of the committee of re?
trenchment. Bayard Insisted there should be
two Democrats on the committee, and Sum?
ner denounced the exclusion of his wing from
In the House no bills of general cons?guence
were Introduced. Holdeman introduced a
resolution regretting the eevetliy of the
Thlers's Government towards the Communists.
Objection was made, when Holdeman moved
a suspension of the rules. The vote was 95 to
86, which not being two-thirds the House re
ftt-ed to suspend" the rules. A resolution
sympathizing with loreign people struggling
for self-government was adopted unani?
THE UNITED STATES SUPREME
WASHINGTON, December 18.
The Supreme Court, in Sommes vs. the City
Fire Insurance Company, ot Hartford, Conn.,
hold that, when parties dxa limitation by con?
tract, within which an act ls to be done, and
the performance within the time Is prevented
by war, and the time expires without per?
formance, the court wi 1 not interlere to make
a new contract, but will leave the controversy
to be determined by the local statute of limi?
tation. This, In Hartford, li slr years. The
judgment ls reversed, an?! a new trial ordered.
The case ls from Mississippi.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
DUBLIN, December 18.
All processions or assemolies In London?
derry are forbidden. No trouble ls appre?
hended from tho Catholic inhabit inls, but lt Is
feared ihe "Boys of Derry" may make an of?
PARIS, December 19.
The members of the Republican Left and the
Union Republicans have had a meeting In op?
position to the seating of the Orleans Princes.
In the Geneva Court Sf lapis Itahar is the
member chosen as president ot the arbitrators'
body, which bas adjourned to June 15.
LONDON, December 18.
The Empress Eugenie has sailed from Gib?
raltar for England.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Henry T. Tuckermann. a well-known
scholar, ls dead, aged flity-elght.
-The loss on the ball given the Grand Duke
Alexis at Boston ls $5000.
-Paymaster General Brice is relieved at his
-The aldermen of Brooklyn have had a
meeting to take steps for checking ?he small?
-The lease of Samana Bay having expired,
the American flag has been hauled down.
-The S nuiiem Claims Commission resume
their nessi on immediately after New Years.
-The comptroller has called for a statement
ot the condition ot all the national banks at
the close of business on thc lGtb.
-The report upon the condition of the
Ocean Bank ol New York shows a surplus of
over haifa million.
Hotel Arrival?-December IS.
F. B. Lawrence, New York; John Whitworth,
Manchester, England; J. K. Gibson, N. S. Gibson,
South Carolina; W. D. Lewis, St. Nicholas; A. S.
White, A. J. Briggs and servant, R. C. William?
son, South Carolina; J. J. Marco, Darlington; Mrs.
Lawrence K'lt-, Miss Kent and maid, Marlboro';
G. Holmes, Beaufort; John Poste!!, Savannah.
G. W. Valiant, Savannah; W. II. Jamison, Soci?
ety Did; J. II. Law, J. B. Law, H. E. P. Sand?
ers, J. W. Harrington, B. C. Harrison, W. B. Fin?
ley, S. J. Pierce, Darlington; C. S. McCall, W. D.
Wallace, J. H. David, South Carolina; W. S. J.
Reed, Oberaw; C. P. Townsend, J. A. Calhoun,
Bennettsvllle; S. C. C. Richardson, Manning; W.
C. McMillan, W. H. Wltherow, C. D. Evats, Marl?
on; 3. W. Maurice and daughter, E. Harper, K ng.
stree; J.R. Smith and wife, Williamsburg; 0. J.
Parker, Abbeville; J. W. Jamison, W. J. Bryant
and son, Orangeburg; S. Ritchie, Phi alelphla; G.
T. Berg, Columbia; J. B. KersMaw, o. S. Jordan,
J. tf. Cloud, Camden; H. J. Rich and wife, Brook?
lyn; S. H. Sanders, A. Sanders, T. o. Sanders, w.
T. Seale, R. N. Moon. Sumter; J. W. Winn, Sod
ety Hill; Dr. W. B. Warren, J. A. Hayes, Allen?
dale; J. Paferscn. Liverpool; W. Elliott, Beau?
fort; J. H. Buchhalter, Williston.
H. G. Jeffords, Florida; George S. Shirer,
Orangeburg; D. P. Humphrey, South Carolina; W.
M. McMill and wife, L -esville; M. L. Jones and
wire, Northeastern Ra lroad; B. W. Haskell, Mrs.
C. Munro, J. E. Lawreuce, 0. H. Williamson, B. F.
Lawrence, Miss F. Lawrence, Miss Augusta An?
derson, N. L. Carter and wife, Miss Ida Carter,
Eli il a tch ie, Effingham; D. Odom and lady, Bon
neau's: Dr. T. P. Ba?8, Marion; Dr. Z. R. Fulmore,
Williamsburg; J. C. McCailinan, Dove's Depot; F.
J. Sessions, South Carolina; Tnomas Welch, Jas.
A. Mc Jray, R. J. Patterson, J. H. David, W. H.
Holland; Tallie Moore, Marlboro'; W. S. Alford,
Marlon, R. L. Lane, Oak Grove, S. C.; J. L. Dixon,
Manning; M. Simon, Hamburg; J. H. Harley,
Barnwell; A. F. Lumpkln, Wlnnsboro'; S. A. Ben?
jamin. Camden; P. P. Jennings and lady, C. C.
McMillan and lady, James Stokes, A. 0. Show?
man, M. L. Groneberg, Orangebarg; W. M. Shuter.
W. S. ?tsey, George's Station; W. E. Perry. J. B.
Perry. Colieton; J. G. Foster, Briar's; A. Trumbul,
IMPEACHMENT OF SCOTT.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ADOPT THE BOWES REPORT.
A Long Dehnt?'-Thc Report Charging a
Fraudulent Issue of Six Million Bonds
Adopted by the House-Bowen Move*
the Impeachment of R. K. Scott and
\ Hrs G. Parker.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.;
COLUMBIA, December 18.
The Setoate passed the bill to repeal the
sterling funding bid, and rejected the lollow
Ing bil's: Bill to authorize county treasurers,
to receive the pay certificates of the General
Assembly' la payment of taxes due the State;
bill to amend the act to regulate the manner
of receiving and disbursing funds, and bill to
amend an act to fix the sala, les and regulato
the pay of certain officers.
The House rejected the joint resolution di?
recting the treasurer to pay I. W. Hayne five
hundred and fifty dollars, and the bill to la
crease aad deflae the Jurisdiction of the City
Court of Charleston.
A debate of four hours followed upon the
question of adopting the report of the Bowen
commit'ee appointed to Inquire lalo the over
Issue of State bond-. The speaker ruled that
a two-thirds vote was required for the adop?
tion of the report as the sense of the House,
brcause Hie adoption ot the Anal recommen?
dation of that report would be the first step
towards Impeachment. Tnis decl-ion was
overruled, and the report was adopted as the
sense of the House.
At six o'clock, J. C. Bowen introduced a
resolution that R. K. Scott, Governor of the
State of South Carolina, be impeached ot high
crimes and misdemeanors. A similar resolu?
tion was Introduced tor the impeachment of j
Niles G. Parker, treasurer of the State. These
resolutions were laid over under the rules.
There was a large crowd ia the legislative
chamber, aod the Introduction ot the Impeach- j
meat resolution produced a prolouad sensa?
tion. _ _ _PICKET.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE.
Proceeding* ot Friday, DecembeS*lMh
-Cheering Statements-Resolutions of |
Thanks to the American Bible Society.
[FP.0H Ora SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT j
SPARTANBURG, S. C., Friday, December 15.
The South Carollaa Conference of the Meth?
odist Episcopal Church, South, opened pursu?
ant to adjournment, Bishop Paine In the chair.
Religious services were conducted by Rev. T.
Rev. H. Mood presented some papers ia
reference to the Cokesbury school, which were
referred to a committee.
Certaia documents from the Laurens Quar?
terly Conference, cooceralng parsonage prop- )
erty In dispute, wer* received by the bishop,
and also referred io a committee for consid
Examination of the character of the preach?
ers ot the Spartanburg District was resumed
The preachers of the Cokesbury District,
Rev. H. M. Mood, presiding elder, underwent
the usual examination, and were approved.
The veoerable names of N. Tally, J. W.
Townsend. W. C. Patterson and D. Derrick,
superannuated members of the Conference,
were called, aad ilifr??giUs|Lpresent on ac-,
count of Infirmities. informanrjinW^recelved
that they were patiently and hopefully walt
inc their reward In Heaven.
Rev. L. Wood brought to the notice of the
body the unusual fact that this Conference
during the present ecclesiastical year had net
been called to mourn the loss by death of any
of Its members, or of their wives. By request,
the regular business was suspended, and Rev.
H. A. C. Walker offered a service of thanks?
giving and prayer to God, amid the tears and
profound emotion of the preachers and large
assembly in attendance.
Bishop Paine resigned the chair to Dr. W.
Smith, president of the Incorporated Confer?
ence, which body was called to order. Re?
ports from the board of managers and the
treasurer were received. Officers elected last
year were re-elected. On the adjournment ol'
the legal Conference, the Tithe Society In con?
nection with the Conference had a meetlog.
Addresses were made by S. Bobo. Esq., and
Dr. A. E. Williams, settlog forth the object ol
the society, which ls to raise a fund, by the
payment of one dollar on every hundredjof
the gross income of its members, to relieve
necessitous preachers and their widows aad
cblldreo. The officers of the society were re?
elected. The committee on nominations an
nounced the Sunday school board, with Dr. J.
T. Wightman as president.
Conlerence adjourned to meet at halt-past
three o'clock this altternoon, with closed
After religious exercises, the bishop called
for reports from committees.
Rev. R. R. Pegues, chairman of committee
on the Bible cause, presented a report. After
an address from Rev. Mr. Bolles, the report,
with the following resolutions, were adopted:
Resolved, That the American Bible Society
has been honored of God as aa instrument of
Resolved, That we commend to the continu
ed confidence and co operation of our peojple
the Rev. E. A. Bolles, the long and efficient
ageDt of Hie A. B. Society for the State of
The remainder of the session was occupied
with the consideration of the case of Rev. L
Scarboro, who was, on motion, placed on the
superannuated Hst. Coufereoce thea adjourn
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, December 18.
The barometer will probably rise during to?
night and on Tuesday from the Middle and
Fast Atlantic coast westward to the Mississip?
pi, with partially cloudy and clear weather.
Fresh northwest winds prevail to-night north
and east of Virginia, with clearing weather.
The storm on tue New England coast clearing
away to-night, a smull area ot low barometer,
with raia, will develop in Louisiana and Ar?
kansas, and move nortbeastward. Pleasant
weather will prevail on Tuesday In the South
Atlantic and Gulf Slates. Dangerous winds
are not anticipated to-night east of the Rocky
Mountains, unless, possibly, over a small por?
tion of Massachusetts Bay.
Yesterday's Weather Reporta of the
Signal Service, V. S. A.- 4.47 P. M.,
S *s O 3 cr.
;5 2 r? g So
Place of 5" = o g
Observation. : z, g : r "2 ?2.
: et SE : 2 3 F "*
: ? : : S ? : f
Aizusta, Ga....?30.2"; 67; Cai m.Fair.
Baltimore.130.Ul 47 NW Fresh. Iciear.
Huston.?9.80; 3" Calm .L\ Rain
Charleston.<30.2;i to s Light. Cloudy.
Onicago.|30.43? 21 N G. nile. Fair.
UiucinuaM.30.4M 3?l.\'W Fresh. Cloudy.
Galveston.30.26 70|S Gentle. Clear.
Key West, Fia.. 3'J.24 73|SE Gentle. iFalr.
Knoxville. Tenn. 30.24 ;9;SW Fresh. iCIoudy.
Mernpitls. Tenn.. 30.2c 46;NE Fresh. Cloudv.
Mt. Washington. 29.6 ?oJtW Fresh. H.snow
New onean-j_ 30.25 69|SE 'leutle. !Falr.
New York. 29.96 3SS'.V Brisk. Cl'ngup
Ntrfolk.II.U 58 iW Light. Cloudy.
Philadelphia. 10.05 44 W 'Brisk. Fair.
PortUud, Me.... 29.89 3. SE Gentle. L.Snow
Savannah.ItlO 31 6T.W Light. Fair.
St. Lout*.110.37 32 S Gentle. Fair.
Washington,DO 90.18 47 NW Brisk. Fair.
wuminnrton.N C ?30.22 69ISW -reah. Fair.
NOTE.-The weather resort dated 7.47 O'CIOCK,
this morning, will be posted m the rooms of the
cnamberof Commerce at 10 o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy or the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters a', any tune during the day.
t* THE NEW MEMBER."
fFroin the Wallington Capital.]
The new members could be distinguished
irom the old Solon3 by the conscious air of
delegated Importance each wore. Your new
member is-a study. He 1rs new clothes that
flt him uncomfortable. He bas a new hat that
evidently makes bis head ache. Every move?
ment ls the subject ot study and result of a
resolution. He says "good-morning" in a
solemn and Impressive manner, as If announc?
ing a grave proposition, and tells you of the
weather in a measured way, as it committing
himself to a platlorm. If he could be caught
and searched, n written speech would be
lound In his coat-tail pocket,' that sooner or
later he is bent upon delivering, unless he has
leave to print.
/?-. PEBLL AMD 7BEOAUTEON.
This ls a se ison that tiles the frame and the con?
stitution, ir there be a weak spot in either, the
chilling damps, the malarious fogs, the varieties
of temperature that mark the commencement of
the winter season are sure to Ond lt out. There
are few systems that have not a weak spot some?
where, and th; wisest thing that any man or wo?
man can do ts to fortify lt by a coarse of HOS
TEnER'S STOMACH BITTERS, and thus keep
the enemy ac bay. In war, when a city is men?
aced, th : first thing to be dene ls to strengthen
the ramparts. The same policy should be adopted
with the human body, when its direst foe, mala?
ria, ls abroad. If the stomach ls weak, this tonic
wilt lend lt vigor; If the bowels are morbidly sen?
sitive, this alterative will regulate them; if the
liver is Inert, thia wholesome stimulant win rouse
lt; li there ls constipation, this aperient will care
lt; If there ls nervous debility, this nervi co ?111
replace lt with nervous vigor; if there is impurity
in the blood, this d?purent will neutralize lt; if
there is a cloud on the spirits, this ezbilarant will
dispel it. These are facts that have been demon?
strated every day for the last twenty years. Can
as much be said for any other .medicine-or
ra'her, can as mach be proved? for anything
can be said by the unscrupulous. Do not accept
any of the local bitters sometimes recommended
t>y dealers in lieu of the Standard'Restorative.
DSBURSE-MITCHELL-Ih Emanuel A. M. E.
Church, December 18th, 1871, by Rev. Wm. H.
Brown, Mr. GEORGE DBBURSE to Miss HENRIETTA
MITCHELL, both of this city. *
r O RD-WHITTELSE Y.-On the evening or the
6th instant, by the Rev. vv. p. Monz?n. L. S.
FORD, of this city, and Miss FANNIE SCHUTT,
eldest daughter of the late Dr. J. Hf Whlttelsey, of
Columbus, Ga. No cards.
?ST- THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. Jona Gaynon and
family, and Mr. Patrick O'Neill and family, are
respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Services
. r *J- I?UN GAYNON, at his late residence, No.
?71 Meeting street, at io A. M., TIMS DAT.
CHAMPION, from New York, are notified that she
ls this day discharging cargo st Adger'a Sooth
Wharf.. Goods not called for at sunset will re?
main on the wharf at owners' risk.
declO 1 JAMES ADQBR A CO., Agents.
?BF* CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
SEA GULL, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she ls THIS DAT discharging cargo at
Pier No. 1, Union Wharves. Ail goods not taken
away at sunset will remain on the wharf at con?
signees' risk. g MOROEOAIA CO.,
THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
FREE SCHOOL FUNO.-OFFICAL RAFFLEB
CLASS NO. 252- MORNING.
71-68- 3-38-23-25-67-73-12-22- 2-46
CLASS No. 253-EVENING.
15- 1-27-69-74- 5-53-33- 4-30-46-48
As witness oar hand at Charleston thia 18th day
of December, 1871. FENN PECK,
oct3 sworn Commissioners.
^NATURE'S OWN REMEDY.-CER
TAIN CURE FOR HEADACHE, Dyspepsia, Dis?
eases of the Kidneys, Ac-SARATOGA PAVIL?
ION SPRING WATER. Try lt. For sale by all
?Sf PUBLIC NOTICE.-THE RAFFLE
of the Charleston Charitable Association of the
FOUK SPLENDID WAREHOUSES, In Meeting
street, opposite Charleston Hotel, and other Pro-,
perty, and UNITED STATES GOLD BONDS, Will
take place on the 25th DAY OP JANUARY, 1872.
Certificates $5 decl2-tuths6*
?HF* O N MARRIAGE.-^
Happy relief for Young Men from the effects
of Errors and Abuses tn early life. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility cured. Impediments
to Marriage removed. New method of treat?
ment. New and remarkable remedies. Books
and Circulars sent free, in sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 South
Ninth street, Philadelphia. Pa. ' octl2
?3F*BATCHEL0R'S HALR DYE.-THIS
SUPERB HAIR DYE ls the be?f in tue world-per?
fectly harmless, reliable and instantaneous. No
disappointment. No ridiculous tints or unpleas?
ant Odor. The genuine W. A. BATCHELORS HAIR
DYE produces IMMEDIATELY a splendid Black
or Natural Brown. Does not stain the skin, bnt
leaves the hair clean, soft and beautiful. The
t ny Safo and Perfect Dye. Sold by all Drag,
gists. Factory No. 16 Bond street, New York.
J5r CLEAR AND HARMLESS AS WA
TER-NATTANS'S CRYSTAL DISCOVERY FOR
TUE HAIR,-A perfectly clear preparation in one
bottle, as easily applied as water, for restoring to
gray hair its natural color and youthful appear?
ance, to eradicate and prevent dandruff, to pro?
mote the growth of the hair and stop Its falling
out. It ls entirely harmless, and perfectly free
from any poisonous substance, and win therefore
take the p.ace of all the dirty and unpleasant
preparations now in ose. Numer?os testimonia s
have been sent us from many of our most promi?
nent calzeos, some ?f which are subjoined. In
everything In which the articles now in use are
objectionable, CRYSTAL DISCOVERY is perfect.
It is warranted to contain neither Sugar of Lead,
Sulphur or Nitrate of Silver, lt does not soil te
clothes or scalp, ls agreeably perfumed, and
makes one of theb.st dressings for the Hair in
use. It restores the color of tne Hair "more per?
fect and uniformly than any other preparation,"
and always does so in from f.ree to ten days,
virtually feeding the roots or the Hair with all
the nomlshlngqualities necessary to its gtowth
and healthy condition; it restores the decayed
and induces a new growth of the Hair more posl
tlvely than anything else. The application of
this won terful discovery also produces a pleasant
an l 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 it. You will
m tice that in pursuing this course our aim ls to
convince by the actual merits of the article.
Inventor and Proprietor, washington, D. C.
For sale by the Agent, DR. H. DAER,
No. 131 Meeting street, Charleston, S. C.
LD DAN BICE'S
PARIS PAVILION *
Will exhibit la Charleston one weer, com?
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1871.
Two Exhibitions each day-Afternoon ' and
introducing the Grandest and Greatest Arenlo
Entertainment ever presented In America, em?
bracing Gorger Military and Civic Pageants,
Tournaments, National Grand Entres, Patriotic
Tableaux Vivant, Aboriginal Pampas, Scenes and
Shifting Living Pictures of Bewildering Ee in ty, and
Introducing the most COMPLETE COMP ANT OF
CELEBRATED ARTISTES that has ever been con?
gregated for Equestrian and Olympian Pastimes.
ALL THE BEsT FEATURES OF THE GYMNA?
SIUM. ENTERTAINMENTS OF UNTOLD MERIT,
under the Immediate management at
"OLD" DAN RICE,
(Hts first visit to l bis city since I860,)
Who will most positively appear at each exhi?
bition In his old time character of the Nation's
Humorist, and introducing his BRUTE ACTORS,
the world-renowned "BLIND HORSE EXCELS!?
OR, Jr.," STEPHEN A. D 00 UL AS,and the origina
notorious Clown Mules, Pete and Barney.
This la tbe nnest Circos la talent and elegance
of appointment ever projected-even by DAN
RICE-and bas been witnessed by tbe fashionable
world, and pronounced unequalled in the history
of the American Arena
Doors open at l and "P.M. Grand Entres at
2 and 8 o'clock.
Admission-Adults 76 cents; children under
ten years 26 cents. s. E. CRANE,
America's Greatest Singer, at the ACADEMYQF
MUSIO, in two Grand MOULTON CONCERTS,
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, December 28 and 20,1871,
assisted by Mr. BBOOKHOUSE BOWLER, Tenor/
Sig. FERR ANTI, world-renowned Baritone Bai-,
fo, and Mr. JAS. M. WEHLI, the emin eut Pianist.
Mr. GEO. W. COLBY, Musical Director. deolt:'
QEREMONIES AT THE ; I
LAYING OF THE CORNER-STONE
MEW MAS O N IC TEMPLE.
The Subordinate Lodges and'Chapters will as
semble, in Regina, 'at Hotmes's Lyceum, at io
o'clock on WEDNESDAY, December soto, A. L.,
6871, for the purpose of escorting the Most Wor?
shipful Grand Lodge of Ancient -Free Masons of
Presiding Officers are requested to form their.
Lodges and Chapters, so as to bs ready to take
their places in une according to tho date of
, The procession will move at ll o'clock through
King, Calhoun, Meeting and Queen streets, to the
New Temple, where the Corner-stone wi.i be laid
by the Grand Lodge, M. w. w. K. BLAKE, Grand
Master, and an address will be delivered by Gen?
eral J. B. KERSHAW, P.M.
The procession will be In charge of Grind Mar?
shal P. K. COBURN, assisted hy Bros. SIMMER
MAN DAVIS, J. OOREN and A. T. SMYTHE.
By order of W. E. BLAKE, Grand Master.
B. RUSH CAMPBELL.
decl8-mw2 Grand Secretary. ,
Boots ano SIjocs.
BOOT AND 8H0E STORE,
NO. 245 KING STREET,
OPP08ITE WAVERLY HOUSE.
I desire to inform my friends that I am no
longer to be found at the "Big Boot Store." hav
lng associated myself In business with Mr. DAVID
we will take great pleasure In having our
mends call on us at our NEW ESTABLISHMENT,
No. 246 KING STREET, opposite Waverly House,
where we will keep on hand a well selected stocK
of LADIES'. GENTS', MISSEs', BOYS' and CB1L
DBEN'S BOOTs AND SHOES.
TRUNKS, BAGS, VALISES AND SATCHELS.
Our country friends wl;l lind it to their advan?
tage to examine onr stock before purchasing
elsewhere. Stock replenished weekly.
P. A. CHASE.
DAVID a CUTTINO,
W.G. Whllden A Co.
J. C. H. CLAUSSEN'S
CHRISTMAS I CHRISTMAS I CHRISTMAS I SUP?
PLIES HAVE ARRIVED,
consisting in part of the following Indispensable
Sugar Plums, Sugar Almonds,
Mixed Candles, Rock Candy,
Gum Drops, Cinnamon Strings,
Cream Bo2 Bons, Caraway Seed,
Cream Chocolate Drops, Sugar Almonds,
Cream Almonds, Burnt Almonds,
Cream Strawberries, Corianders,
Conversation Lozenges, Fig Paste,
Licorice Drops, Marshmallow Drops,
Cordial Drops, Jordan Almonds,
Fancy Specialties, Cream Dates,
Assorted Lozenges Cream Figs, Ac, Ac.
Christmas Sugar Toys.
Surprise and Cash Boxes of all kinds to retail at
6 cents to $1 per package, and guaranteed to con?
tain Cash or Prizes.
Assorted Candy, Stick Candy and Fancy Kisses.
BISCUITS, CRACKERS, OAKES, Ac.
Soda Biscuit?, Sugar Crackers,
Eoston Biscuits, Fancy Crackers,
Cream Biscuits, Lemon Crackers,
Egg Biscuits, Ginger Crackers,
Wine Biscuits, Novelty Crackers,
Fancy Sugar Biscuits, Oyster Crackers,
Lemon Biscuits, Picnic Crackers,
Assorted Biscuits, Keform Cracker;,
Mtlk Blrcults, Union Crackers,
Jumbles, Mixed Cakes,
Tea Cakes, Christmas Cakes,
Sugar and Molasses Gungers and Sheet Cates.
Merchants from the country will save money,
time and disappointment by caning Boon or send?
ing their orders, which will meet prompt and
careful attention, to
J. C. H. CLAUSSEN,
No. 10 Market street.
CHRISTMAS TREES SUPPLIED GRATIS AS
USUAL. dec2 mth
SACHTLEBEN'S MALE ACADEMY,
NO. 44 BEAUFAIN STREET.
The second qnarter of the present session of the
subscriber's School will commence on the leta
From the first of January next, Mr. JOSEPH T.
CALDWELL will assume charge or tbe Mathe?
matical Department. A. SACHTLEBEN.