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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE KU-KLUX TRIALS.
AVERT, THE XIS S IX G DEFENDANT,
FOUXD GUILTY BT THE JVRT.
Four Plore Prisoners Plead Guilty.
[STSCLAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, January 2.
The trial of Dr. Avery wa3 resumed this
morning ia tb? United States Court. After I
arguments by Messrs. McMaster and Wilson
for the defence, and by Mr. Corbin for the
prosecution, the jory retired, and in a short
time returned a verdict of guilty. No motion
for judgment was made.
Four of the Spartanbnrg prisoners pleaded
guilty, and were remanded for sentence.
. . THE FLIGHT OF DR. AVERT.
The Scene In Court-A Sharp Colloquy
What ls Thought of the Aoc used Hav?
ing Taken French Leave.
[FROM OrjB SPACIAL REPORTER ]
% COLUMBIA, S.C.. January 1.
The proceedings in the Eu-Elaz Court this
morning were very mach like the play of
Hamlet, with Hamlet left out. The trial ot
Or. Avery continued, but the defendant was
absent. Whether he had left the city to spend
the Sabbath with his family, and had missed
some train which would have brought him
here this morning, or whether he had quitted
the country in disgust, did not appear, but the
court evidently acted on the latter supposi?
tion. At the opening of the court, the district
attorney produced witness in rebuttal of cer?
tain points testified to by the witnesses for
the defence. Tie first witness was C. H.
Bank hard, a man who ls on the pay rolls as a
juror, who testified that he saw l)r. Avery last
Saturday evening, before the assembling of
the court, in close conversation with Louisa
Chambers, one of the witnesses for the de?
"Governor" Fowell was reca'Ied, and re?
peated his testimony about the polls at Bock
Hill having been crowded by white men at the
election In 1868.
Major Merrill testified that he had had a con?
versation with Rev. R. E. Cooper In Torkville,
while that gentleman was under arrest on the
charge of threatening a witness, and that Mr.
Cooper had repeatedly-told him that he had
not named to preacher Postle the consequences
This completed Ibe very lame case for the
prosecution, amrCol. McMaster, of the defence,
began bis address to the jury. He had only
proceeded with a few general remarks about
the origin of the ] ur y system and its impor?
tance In a free country, when Mr. Corbin in?
terrupted by calling the attention of the court
to the fact that the defendant waa not present.
He said that he had asked the eounsel where the
defendant was, and had received the reply that
that was for him (Corbin) to find out. *a
Mr. wilson explained that Dr. Avery bad
left columbia on Saturday night to make a
brief visit to his family. He had had DO in?
terview with him before he left, but had un?
derstood that he was to-return on the next
train. Judge Bond then interposed as fol?
Judge Bond. Mr. McMaster, where ls the
Colonel McMaster... I hope the court will
oxease me from answering that question ?
Judge Bond. Do you know where the pris- \ ?
oner ls ?
Colonel McMaster. I hope that the court will
excuse me from answering that question.
Judge Bond. Mr. Clerk, serve a rule on Mr.
McMaster to show cause why his name should i
not be stricken from the rolls of the bar. i
The rule was prepared by the clerk, requlr- t
lng Colonel McMaster tb show canoe why bis t
name should not be stricken from the rolls ot ]
attorneys of that court for contempt in refus?
ing to answer a question of the court. Colonel
McMaster retained his seat during the prepara-1
lion of this order, and when it had been hand- j t
ed to him he rose and said that he hoped the | i
court would allow bim to. say a few words.
He only wasted a little time to make his reply
upon a subject of such grave importance to 11
himself. He desired tc- take the advice of I <
counsel upon the matter, and asked to be 11
allowed until to-morrow morning to make his
Judge Bond returned no answer to this re- 1
quest, but Inquired of the district attorney If '\
he proposed to proceed against the prisoner's (
ball. Mr. Corbin rep'.led that he did Intend to <
proceed at once, and he drew up an order t
that the ball be forfeited, and that a writ of i
soire facias* be issued and made returnable on
Wednesday, the 3d Instant. This order was
.signed by the judges, and has been since, as t
I am Informed, served upon Mr. J. T. Lowry,
of York County, who is Dr. Avery's bonds- t
m>? In the amount of three thousand dollars, i
Me. Corbin next remarked tbat upon con- t
8ultation with the attorney-general and others, i
he found that some doubts existed in their <
minds as to whether the trial could properly be j
continued in the absence of the accused; whe th- i
er a verdict rendered under such circumstances
would not be Invalid, and he suggested an ad- !
Jourmnent until to-morrow morning to enable I ?
the prosecuting counsel to consult further
? upon thia point. An adjournment was accord?
ingly ordered until to-morrow at ll A. M., and
the court, counsel and spectators flocked to
the yard of the Statehouse to witness the
raree-show that had been gotten up in honor t
of Mr. Lincoln's master-stroke of policy.. j
I suppose there is no doubt that Dr. Avery t
has left this part of the coualry, and there ap- <
pears to be bat one opinion among the intelll- ]
gent and sensible people In the city as to the
necessity and expediency of this step on his
part. I had an interview this afternoon with
a prominent gentleman, who bas been regu?
lar tn bis attendance at the court during this
trial, which was about as follows :
Correspondent. Has Dr. Avery really fled
Mr.-Ye?, lt must be. that he has.
did think that he might have missed the
train from York vii le last night, but the after?
noon train bas now arrived, and as he did not | ]
come upon lt, I presume he has effected his
Correspondent. What is your opinion of j
the policy of such a step ?
Mr.-I think every one will admit
that he would have been an ass not to have
Correspondent. But he has clearly violated
Mr-. Tes, In the ejes of the" law he
has done wrong, but by every rule of honor
and morals he has done exactly right. I be
lietfe also that his departure was excellently L.
well timed. He had established proofs enough 11
to convince any Intelligent jury of his perfect >
Innocence, and he stood his trial long enough I
to do that Finding, however, that the jury i
was packed, and the court, at least in many 11
details, was organized to convict, he preferred
to submit to the desolation of his home, and
the breaking up of every tie that makes life
happy, or' even endurable, In preference to
lying in a felon's cell upon mendacious
Charges, supported by perjured testimony.
_ _ PICKET.
NILSSON ANO HER LOVERS.-It ls the mis?
fortune of celebrities to be talked about in va?
rious more or less unpleasant ways, and Miss
Nilsson finds no exception in her own case.
It Is difficult to believe that the smiling, dig?
nified blonde develops such a Jealous temper
in private as to drive the pretty, laughing An?
nie Cary tu tears;, but such is the story which
follows close upon the heels of the tale of her
recently manifested wrath against Miss Kel?
logg. As if to complete the defamation of j
the Swedish songstress, she is represented as
having transferred her affections from the
promising young French broker with a long
moustache to that most seductive of stage
lovers, M. Capoul. Furthermore, the jilted
Frenchman is said to be desirous of shooting
his tenor rival. The woes of prime donne are
by no means so unusual.as to give much
prominence to any story ot jealous quarrels be?
tween ladles of the same troupe, but the Intro?
duction of a romance In real life, with the
shadow of a possible tragedy upon it, ls some?
thing so novel as to possess considerable in?
terest In case Miss Nilsson is obdurate, and
worse comes to worst, lt is to be hoped that
the duel will be fought with stage swords, and
that the slain will revive in time to appear be
jSere the curtain ia answer to the applause
?lat is sure to follow.
TBE cnnosE SHOEMAKERS.
How they are Getting Along In Massa?
A correspondent oi? the New York Tribune
at Xor tn Adams, Massachusetts, states tb at
during the year and a half that has passed
since the Chinamen were first brought to that
place as shoemakers, many ot the doubts that
were felt as to the success of the enterprise
have passed away, with some of the prejudi?
ces against the new-comers. He eays:
Most of the Chinamen speak Eoglisb, and
many ef them read and write quite well. The
9ame room is used for the dining and school?
room, and on the walls may be seen, inter?
spersed among the charts for their study, the
daily account for table expenses, kept in their
queer hieroglyphics by their foreman. Ah
Sing, who lias charge of providing for their
table, and who is obliged to render dally a
strict account of all expenses. Their success
as shoemakers seems very satisfactory. lam
told, by the superintendent, that the work ac?
complished by the seventy-four Chinamen
now employed is equal both in quality and
quantity to that formerly done by the same
number of Crispins. The Crispins were paid
from fifteen dollars to twenty dollars a week
for doing the work which the China?
men are paid (as is generally supposed,
though li is not definitely known) about twen?
ty-three dollars a month. Their pay roll for
the month of November shows that the aggre?
gate loss of time by the seventy-four workmen
was only five days. Opportunities are here
given tbi n of earning additional wages, by
working evenings at piece-work. The gamlDg i
tables, their proverbial delight, over which
they spent considerable of their spare time
when they first came here, have been set aside,
and one now finds them spending their even- j
lng over their studies, or tn earning their
extra pay. The climate seems to agree with
them, and they express themselves much
pleased with their home; but they never
will say even to their employers what
course they intend to pursue when they
have finished their three years' labor.
Most of them are boys from sixteen to
twenty years of age, with a few older ones.
Two or three of them are married, having
wives in China. A report, which proves to be
only sensational, has been circulated that the
Celestials had smuggled some of their fair
ones from their own sunny clime to make
happy their new home. The exceedingly
effeminate appearance of some of them, and
their marked affectionate bearing toward each
other, was the only ground for this rumor, and
BO striking were these characteristics that lt
was a long time before even tho assurance of |
the trustworthy Ab Sing could convince their
employer that ne was- not deceived in the mat?
ter of sex._. . ;
ABOUT DRY GOODS.
The Future Coat and 'Supply.
One of the most remarkable facts connected
with the trade and production of Great Britain
and the United States', ls the recent Increase
In consumption of textile fabrics manufactur?
ed from cotton and wool. At least such an in?
crease may be accepted as a legitimate infer?
ence from the movements of the raw material.
The statistics furnished by the English Board
of Trade show the course of the wool business
In that country for the first ten monthB ot the
preseot calendar year as compared with the
corresponding period In 1870:
Imparts VOOllen rags... 42,087,280 31,687,808
Total raw material.343.8i7.eoi 264,803,036
Set Imports.212,074,700 179,837,496
Increase per cwt. 81#
It is thus shown, by the Imports of raw
na te rial into Great Britain, tbat there Is an
ncrease of 32,237,294 pounds, and an Increase
n her exporte to other manufncturlug coun?
ties of 46,576,641 pounds. As a consequence
>f this increased importation of raw material,
Sogland'exported during the same ten months
rams and woollen and worsted fabrics to the
ralue of ?26,528,000, against ?20,996.000 for
:he same time in 1870-an Increase of over
twenty-five per cent. It is also a noticeable
fact, in the tace of this Increased consumption
md production, that the price of wool bas
.anged above that of the preceding year. In
he cotton industry the same state ot affairs
jxists. The same report shows that, duriog
he last Eugllsh colton year, ending on the
10th of September last. Great Britain took for
?onsumption 3,222,000 bales, against 2,760,000
)a'es for the year previous-an increase of
;eventeen per cent.; and the Continent 2,046,
100 bales, agalnet 1,627,000 in 1869-70-an in
:rease of twenty-five and a half per cent. Or,
to present the aggregate, England and the
Continent combined took for consumption
>.033,000,000 pounds of cotton, against 1,640,
MO.ooo the year previous-an Increase of|
twenty-four per cent.
During the American cotton year, endlag on
?he 31st of August, we consumed 99,000 bales
nore than the previous year-an Increase of
en per cent. In the United States we have
mported since the beginning of the year, ac?
cording to the authority ol' tbe New York
Bulletin, about 75,000,000 pounds of woo), or
16,500,000 pounds more than during the whole
>f 1870, while the receipts of domestic at New
fork and Boston togettier are about 2,000,000
>ounds over those of 1870; and jet the wool
lealera report stocks as being, on the aver?
ige, quite low. In other words, we have
ionsumed, since January 1. about 55,000,000
sounds more wool than during the same perl
id of last year-an Increase which Is equal to
hirty per cent, of the supply ot do mes nc and
breign wool for the whole of 1870. Of course
his implies a very large Increase tn the pro
luctlon of domestic woollen goods; yet, singu?
larly, with no corresponding effect upon the
lemaud for like foreign products, the im?
ports of woollen manufactures at New York
or the first ten months of the year having I
unounted to $36,910,000, against $28,200,000 p
for tbe like period of 1870-an increase of | ti
thirty per cent. . Yet, with this large increase
a the supply of raw material, strange as it
nay seem, we find a uniformly higher range
il prices-wool fully twenty-five per cent
nigher. The same state ot' things exists in
cotton. The grades that sold at this time of
last year at I6al6? cent?, are now ruling at
I9al9?, cents. Flax in the London market is
E68 per lon, against ?63 in September, 1870,
ind hemp ?34 10s., against ?32, showing again
i high percentage of advance.
We thus see that ot the three great staples
which provides nearly all the clothing wants
il the world, there has been a large increase
jf supply, accompanied by a considerable ad?
vance in price. Of course, high prices imply
tn increased demand from manufacturers, but
lo the enlarged wants of manufacturers repre?
sent a corresponding demand from the con
mmers of goods ? lt is a question ol solici?
tude with manufacturers If the productive ca
mclty of cotton and woollen machinery, both
n this country and EDgland, does not exceed
the capacity of consumers to take at present
prices. It ls known to those who have Just
returned irom Europe that there ls a large ac?
cumulation of goods In the chief marts, and
Chat we may reasonably look for very large
consignments of merchandise this spring.
These being tbe facts, and such the condition
of the markets, ls there any reason wby prices
should not return to their former level ? And,
more, what reason ls there for supposing that
apon any other basis of values It will be possi?
ble to distribute among consumers the present
immense production ot textile fabrics? With
abundant capital, cheap lu all the markets of
the world, no exception to this law can be
maintained in favor of any particular class of
goods beyond a limited period. The plentiful?
ness and cheapness of money is, in the long
run, the only true barometer ot prices In every?
thing, at least, In the absence of a failure of
crops or a short supply of any of the chief sta?
ples that are the base of manufactures.- Phil
BEIT YORK STATE POLITICS.
ALBANY, January 2.
Both houses were organized to-day, electing
the Republican caucus nominees. Hoffman's
message was long. Alluding to the July riots,
tie wants laws to secure equal rights to men of |
whatever creed. Senators should be elected
ay the people; recommends a new charter for
the City of New York, somewhat similar to
that proposed by the oommlttee of seventy;
makes no allusion to national affairs. Tweed
lid not claim his seat to-day. In the Republi?
can caucus nominations yesterday the Grant,
or Customhouse faction, had everything their
SAMBO AMONG THE SINNERS
HOW THE LOYAL FREEDMAN IS
TREATED BT THE GRANT RING.
They Fill His Pockets oat of Govern?
ment Bounty and tlien Empty them
for their Own Benefit.
A Washington correspondent of the Savan?
nah News has been showing up, in rather
lively style, some of the peculiar operations
of the hangers-on of the Grant administration
ia Washington, and especially of tbe philan?
thropic gentlemen who have constituted
themselves the especial custodians of the cash
of the colored people of the South. Atter
giving the particulars of a score of shabby
transactions, the correspondent says:
It ls not pleasant to relate these things, but
I regard lt a duty to the colored man, whose
friend I have always been, and who needs
care, work, education and protection. He
needs true friends-not such as seek to enrich
themselves by making merchandise of bis cre?
dulity and his Ignorance.
It may not "startle," but lt certainly will
astonish some persons to know that nearly
$80,000.000 have been d rawn from the treasury
of the United States to pay bounties and "addi?
tional bounties'' to colored troops. Compare this
large amount with the number of colored troops
In active service as shown on the muster-rolls
ind lt will at once be apparent that some one
bas been extensively engaged In the manufac?
ture of "colored troops" Tn need of bounty, and
that a large amount of lt went into the pockets
aot legitimately entitled to lt. Indeed, it is safe
:o say that at least one-third of this large
imoont never found the "colored troops"
except on paper. The whole system of giving
jountyand "additional bounty" to troops, as
Jevised by Congress, was extremely pernl
:Ious, and opened a wide field for fraud and
corruption. It was done by a Republican Con?
gress lor political effect, and General Schenck
ias at least the credit of being father of the
scheme. For a time no distinction was made
)elween white and colored troops so far as re
ated to bounties. The money was deposited
n the treasury, and paid out through the pay
naster-generai's office by an officer of the reg
liar army. Two gentlemen now prominent
n the Bing whicn rules Washington with
luchan iron rod, conceived a plan ofsep
iratlng the colored from the white troops,
md so getting control of the amount
illotted as bounty for "colored troops" that
hey could use lt for speculative purposes,
rhey suggested the scheme to General How
ird, and showed him what a field' lt would
?pen to enterprise and profit If he could only
;et control of the funds appropriated to pay
?olored troops, and have the Freedman's Sav
ngs and Trust Company made Its depository
usteadof the Ireasury of the United States,
["he general took to the Idea very kindly, and
vlth the assistance of the gentlemen I have
?eferred to, soon bad authority trom Congress
o separate the colored from the white troop?,
o take charge of their bounty fund,
ind disburse lt through the Freedman's
bureau. What more could the general ask
if an accommodating Congress ? What more
:ould his two friends, with whom the scheme
tad originated, and who Deeded accommoda
ious. require ? By Its act Congress eave Gen
Tal Howard and the Freedman's Bureau al
aost unrestricted control of millions ot dol?
ara of the government's money, enabled bim
o fortify the bank, and be kind to his needy
rienda. Ballocb, examiner of the Freedman's
tarings and Trust Company, was appointed
Us nursing officer for the payment of OG un' i es
o colored troops, and at once dignified h I ru?
ell* with the rank and title ot brigadier-gene
al. I have now brought Ballocb. and Major
lodge face to face, one drawing his money
rom the treasury and paying bounties to
rhtte troops, the other making a depository
if the Freedman's Bureau Bank and paying
lountles to colored troops. And here let me -
si: why j the Freedman's Savings Bank, or
ny other bank or trust company, should be
o'jsiUoivtl u more Date depository- tor~gov^~
rnment funds than the Treasury of the
Jolted States? Free access to so large an
mount of money seems to have bad a similar'
fleet for evil on those two men, Hodge and
ia,loch, and both lell under the temptation,
.'heir crimes, so far as Intention aud example
.re concerned, are very much alike. But their
reatment bas been very unlike. Hodge
ised $460,000 of the government money in
peculations, was detected, made a manly
onfession, was promptly arrested, separated
tem his suffering family, Imprisoned In a
?rtress, tried by court martial, degraded and
ent to the penitentiary, where he now Iles
mmured in a felon's cell. Hodge had no one
o come forward and make good his deficien?
cy; no powerful friends to shield him with
heir political Influence. Republicans In
Congress, especially those who are now doing
o much to shield corruption, point their
Ingers at Major Hodge In his cell, hold his
evere sentence up aa a case of party purity,
,nd an example of how promptly the admln
stratlon deals with defaulters. But the very
ame Republicans refuse an Investigation Into
ialloch'd affairs, and for the reason that lt
rould Invoke a thorough overhauling of the
flairs of the Freedman's Savings and Trust
"ompany. This very likely would disclose eer?
ala things and bring out the names of certain
ilgh officials with whom the administration
Lseli might be found to have an unpleasant
onnection. But Major Hodge was amenable
o military law; and a military tribunal was
either dainty nor tardy In dealing out Justice,
'he public have not, up to this time, known
o what extent Balloon's defalcations have
one. The public knows that he invested a
irge amount ot government money in flve
wenty bonds, used those bonds as if they
rere his own, and regularly drew the Interest
n them, In gold, and pocketed lt. But thia ls
ny a port, and a very small part of the delln
uency. There was more ingenuity in Bal
ich's method of doing business than that
dopted by H?ge, lt must be confessed.. *
An honest secretary of war moved as
romptly m the Balloch case as he had done
a the Hodge case, and would have dealt as
uuimarily with him had he been amenable to
liiltary law. There was aline beyond which
e could not go. He could Investigate and re
ort the delinquency, but Justice must come
land do its work through a civil court.
?rlgadler-General Ballocb, disburser of mu?
ons ol the people's money, was found to be
o brigadier-general at all. He was simply a
ot eigner, of whose antecedents lu tie was
.no wn. And here again I must mark the dit?
ji ent treatment these two men received. As
oon as General Shriver had reported on Bal
jch's "Irregularities," the Freedmen's Bu
eau. the Savings Bank, the Seneca Stone
ting, the board of public works, and, indeed,
ll the different ring influences that General
toward could muster, were brought forward
o throw the shield of protection over him. In
hort, Balloch ls promoted and Hodge Buffers
ti a felon's cell.
THE WHARTON-KETCH UM TRIAL.
ANNAPOLIS, January 2.
Dr. Reese testified, viewing the case exclu
Ively from the symptoms and post-mortem, as
estlfled to. Witness is of opinion that Ketch
im's deatb may be fairly attributable to na
ural cause, that ls, to disease.
THE VIRGINIA STATE DEBT.
RICHMOND, January 8.
Governor Walker has vetoed the Joint reso
ution of the Legislature suspending the fund
ng of the State debt. This, however, will pro
laoly amount to nothing, as In the House this
eiiolutlon w8B adopted by over three-fourths
'Ote, and IQ the Senate by two-thirds.
NEW YORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, January 2.
The old board of aldermen, after passing a
?solution Impeaching Mayor Hall, dissolved.
Jy order of the court, Mayor Hall qualified
hs new board, which proceeded to business,
Hayor Hall presiding.
James Mayo challenges the world, giving
be preference to O'Baldwin, to fight for two
There was a fog yesterday, which suspended
Connolly's ball qualified to-day and he is re?
The new board of aldermen are in full pos?
session. The impeachment of Hall by the old
icard ls a nullity. Some members of the old
leard attempted to take possession ot a room
n the city hall, but ware driven off by the po?
lice after a short skirmish.
The case o?. Allen ve. Flak and Gould is com
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NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
-ffhgf.i.i..t ?ni ?t?a aCa?s?Mg
There was a long Cabinet session, after
which the President and Akerman had a con
sultation, lt ls supposed over the Ku-Klux
The debt statement shows a decrease of
nearly four and a half mil.ions. Coln In the
treasury one "hundred and eleven and a half
millions. Currency fifteen and three-quarter
The New Civil Service Roles.
Among officeholders and candidates for i
office, and the political lnfluenoe that sustains j
both, there is but very little support given to t
the new rules which are to govern the civil <
service. One bead of an important bureau j
pronounces them a humbug, and several Re
publican senators state that they will oppose <
legislation to confirm such a policy. One. i
reason given ls that residents ot Washington i
would have an opportunity to secure all the t
offices here, as the new plan would absorb an t
amount equal to half a year's salary, if not
more, for any one compelled to come from a
distance and await here the result of a com
petitlve examination. Another Republican
member says that lt will drive nearly all the
politicians Into the support of the opposition j
ticket in the impending Presidential campaign. ?
Quite a number of minor appointments, which <
would have otherwise been made, have been i
delayed In order that the new rule might be t
applied to them.
The National Republican Convention. I (
It seems to be settled that the National Re-1(
publican Convention will be held In Phlladel
phla. The arrangement in favor of Phlladel
phla has been made In advance bf the meeting 1
of the executive committee by correspondence 1
with a majority of Hs members. Had it not ?<
been for the fire the convention would no 1
doubt have met at Chicago. It ls urged i
against the claims of St. Louis and Cincinnati
that they have not sufficient hotel accommoda?
The Ku-Klax Prosecutions.
Some of the Southern newspapers having
tecently published articles leading their read?
ers to believe that the administration did not
intend to make any further arrests un?er the
Ku-Xlux act, it is authoritatively announced in
reply that such is not the case, but that the
arrests will be continued and the trials pros?
ecuted wlih all possible vigor, the same as
heretofore, in North and South Carolina. In?
deed, the President has now before him the
question of issuing a proclamation suspending
the writ of habeas corpus in certain portions
of Florida. The const llutionallty ot" the Ku-1 ]
Klux law will probably be brought before the
Supreme Court at this term, not for argument
or decision, as it will not be certified from the
United States Court In South Carolina In time
to be reached on the docket.
The Conrt of Claims.
The Court of Claims will reassemble for busi?
ness on the 8th, when lt expects the decision
of the Snpreme Court on the question ot the
constitutionality of the law known as the
Drake amendment, relating to the effect ot
Presidential pardons on suitors in the Court of
Claims. Among the first causes to be argued
will be the famous Elgee cotton case, involv?
ing between $400,000 and $500,000, the pro?
ceeds of cotton sold by agents of the Treasury
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
LONDON, January 2.
The Prince of Wales ls much improved.
The American minister has gone to France,
where he will meet Sherman.
MADRID, January 2.
The ministerial crisis is over in Cuban affairs,
and the recall of Roberts from Washington ls
DUBLIN, January 2.
At the inauguration ol' the newly elected
conservative mayor a tumultuous mob hissed
when the Prince of Wales was mentioned.
ROME, January 2.
The King sent a special embassador to the
Vatican, on New Year's dav, with congratula?
tions to the Pope. Antonelli received the em?
bassador, and Informed him that the Pope was
indisposed and unable to receive visitors.
PARIS, Jannary 2.
The French won a brilliant victory lo Oran
over two rebel chieftains. One hundred and |
fifty horsemen were killed.
NEW ORLEANS, January 2.
Colonel Edwd. Frost to-day took charge as
Seneral superintendent of the New Orleans,
ackson and Great Northern, Mississippi Cen-1
tral, and Mississippi and Tennessee Railroads,
which are all now under the same manage- j
THE STATE CAPITAL.
ODDS AND ENDS OF POLITICAL AND \
Emancipation Day-S tanberry, John- |
. son and the Ka-Klox Cou rt-I n te res t
lng Hebrew Celebration-Impeach?
ment Sot Dead Yet-How the Gama
ls to be Played.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLOMBIA, S. C., January 1.
Tbe old year has gone and the new year has
come like a lamb, at least so far as weather
is co ocerned, and yesterday and to-day bare
been as bright- and beautiful and almost as
warm as days In the early autumn. Indeed,
If it were not for the leafless trees and the ab?
sence of autumnal tints in the foliage it would
be. difficult to believe we were not In Septem?
ber. The eimile ceases, however, when ap?
plied to anything but weather, for socially, po?
litically and financially the times are tempes?
tuous enough. This has been, of course, a gala
day for the colored folks. The streets have been
full of such Imitations of soldiers as Scott
has succeeded In ralBlng, abd Offenbach, if he
could be here, could find material for whole
regiments of burlesque soldiery that would
exceed his wildest conceits In "Genevieve de
Brabant." Three companies paraded, and the
man and brother was in his happiest element..
After the procession, the populace flocked to
the Statehouse yard, where, after much flour?
ishing of trumpets, they were regaled by
speeches from the Honorable H?ge and the
Honorable Elliott. Candor compels the re?
mark that the latter made by far the best
speech. The Honorable Chamberlain was to
have spoken, but Dr. Avery's coup d'etat had
been a staggerer for Corbin, and Chamberlain
was busy In picking up his learned friend and
setting him on his feet. It will be seen to?
morrow morning how nearly he has suc?
Matters in the Ku-Klux court had been get?
ing rather monotonous until Dr. Avery so un?
ceremoniously upset Mr. Corbin's very pretty
fettle of fish. Both of the eminent counsel
rom the North have departed for their homes,
md will be heard no more In connection with
hese cases, except in the Supreme Court.
They have done good service, however, and
?viii continue to do so. Mr. Johnson declared,
ust before he left, that he had been absolutely
imazed at the barefaced and shameless pack
ng of Juries and other Infamous practices he
tad witnessed here, and that he would
tee that the people ot the North should
)e Informed of these outrages by state?
ments which he would Insert in the North?
ern press over his own signature. Mr. S tan
jerry also confessed to having had his
;yes very effectually opened to the horrible
perversions of justice here practiced, and, in
leed, took occasion, the day before he left, to
tell the court, In as plain words as are allowed
in forensic diplomacy, his opinion of the court
indjury. It wilt demand a great deal of In?
dustry on the part of botn those gentle
Llemen, however, to contradict any considera
ole portion of the Ingenuous rubbish that ls
being constantly sent to the Radical papers of
There has been a good deal of pleasurable
excitement during the last two days among
the Hebrew element of Columbia society. A
[odie of the Independent Order of fi'nal
Berith (SODS of the Covenant) was Instituted
In Temperance Hall, yesterday morning, by
Grand Officer Wm. Lowenstelo, who bas come
from Richmond for that purpose, and desig?
nated Gaza Lodge. No. 168.1. O. B. B. The
officers elect are Isaac Sulzbacber, president;
D. Epstein, vice-president; P. Epstein and C.
5. Braun, secretaries, and C. Hamburg, treas?
urer. Among the strangers who assisted in | \
the ceremonies were Rev. Mr. Chumacelro and
Messrs. Mantoue, Bice and Sprloz, of Charles?
ton. This evening the whole party are belog
handsomely entertained at a supper at the resi
a&oco ot Mr, D. Epstein, on Leny street.
From what I hear, the Legislature ls
determined upon Impeachment, notwith?
standing the rousing vote by which
Bowen's scheme was voted down the
ither day. It cost Just sixty-four thou
jana - -dollars to accomplish that, and
Lbe meh]W& ol the House having struck
such a rich i*?ad aa that may be
trusted to work the mine to its bottom. Th?
impeachers say that they are going to put in
mpeaebment resolutions once a day after the
recess, and lt will cost Scott a million a month
? kill them. They claim that there ls a won
lerful amount of vitality yet in the Impeach?
ment project, and that In any case they will
lave an appeal to the courts and the people,
j ne of them explained their programme to
ne rather metaphorically, the other day. In
,he following words : "You see we're playing
inls game with a euchre deck. We put out
.he lefc bower, that's impeachment, and Scott
:ook lt with the right bower, that's money.
But you know in a euchre deck there's a little
oker-a blank card-that lakes everything,
md we've got the little Joker In our hand."
This may or may not be the programme,
jut lt ls perfectly evident any way that
natters will be unusually lively after the re
sees. Tim Hurley says that this impeach?
ment arrangement ls a Godsend to Columbia,
because lt puts money In circulation, and in?
ked the business people ot this city (espe
:lally the barkeepers,) are complaining sadly
)f the dulness of trade since the Legislature
idjourned. They are disgusted too with the
llgh pressure speed at which Judge Bond ls
cutting through these Ku-Klux trials-sitting
iiights and holidays, ?fcc. They see that the
government ls paying out a great deal of
money to witnesses, Jurors, detectives, ?fcc, a
good portion of which ls being spent In Col?
im?la, and they don't want their harvest to
ie abridged. Some of them are talking, I
jelieve, about getting out an Injunction to
itop these night seeslons, and they say that If
;he Radicals will only keep up the trials three
months longer, they may build "all the new
:ity halls and markets they want to.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 2.
The low barometer in Iowa will probably
move eastward on Wednesday over the lower
akes; cloudy weather with rain will continue
?vi th easterly winds in the Gulf and South At?
lantic States: threatening weather In the Mid
lie and Eastern States; dangerous winds are
not anticipated lor to-night on the Atlantic
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The Church of the Messiah, newly erected
it the corner of Fourth and York streets,
Louisville, Ky., was burned yesterday. It
-The Ohio Senate yesterday adopted, by a
rote sixteen to niteen, a resolution asking
Congress to adopt Sumner's one term amend?
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, V. S. A.-1.47 P. M.,
Key West, Fla..
F rea ti.
NOTE.-The weather resort dated 7.47o'ciock,
thia morning, will be posted in the rooms of the
Caamber 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.
A CASE FOB J CD OE LYNCH.
ROCHESTER, January 2.
On Saturday last, a negro, twenty-fire years
of age, decoyed a little girl, named Ocho, ten
years of age, into the common, just outside
the city, ana committed a terrible outrage
opon her, and striking her In the face with
Bl? fist. She wandered Into the Town of
Brighton, haying to crossover on the Ice of
the canal, river and feeder to do so. She
sought refuge In a house wnet? uer condition
was ascertained, and word sent'to the'police
The girl gaven description of the scoundrel'
and he was captured this morning ana taken
bet?re the girl, who identified him. The peo?
ple made an attempt to lynch him, but tb?
f>olice fought them off, using their revolvers
n doing so. The girl is in a precarious con?
LATER.-The excitement over the outrage
ts very great. This forenoon a "tnob of lour
or five hundred people went to the jail and at?
tempted to break In and kill the prisoner.
They were foiled by the sheriff ana police.
The military are now assembling for the pro?
tection of the Jail.
THE LATEST.-The excitement over the out?
rage has not abated, and there are now im?
mense crowds about the jail, and they are
frantic over the report that the little girl had
died of her injuries. The evening papers are
out with evidence against the negro. It is
conclusive, and leaves no doubt that he com?
mitted the dreadful deed. The police are at
the Jail, and the military are assemblingat the
arsenal. Attacks are made by the Boughs and
ot hers on u norie nd 1 og negroes who appear in
the street. It ls feared there will be an ont- f
break to-night. The sheriff and his aids stand
3rm and will uphold the law.
V"?? W Xl NI G WOEDsi^THE
strength and nervous energy of the human body
jught to be Increased daring the winter, for two
.easons : In the first place, diseases of the most
leadly character may be generated at this season;
ind secondly, lt ls of the utmost Importance that
luring the oold weather months the system should
ie put in a condition to withstand the effects of
;he spring 'miasma, and the subsequent depress
ng heat of sommer. It ls therefore advisable, in
'act essential to tone, regulate and Invigorate the
ligeatlve and secretive organs at this period of
:he year, and ot all the stomachics and altera
ives at present known, HOSTETTER'S STOM?
ACH BUTE BS ls the most powerful, the most
larmless, and the most agreeable. The tempera
lure of winter would be In itself a glorious tonio,
flt did not, unfortunately, bring wi'h it a vol
ime of chining moisture and unwholesome
?viuda, which have a bad effect on the skin and
unga. These must be guarded against, br there
s no security for health. The effect of a co ara eo f j
;he Bitters is to give vigor and tone to the entire j
>rganlzatlon-the superficial m?seles and nerves,,
is well as the internal viscera, A regular habit
it body, a healthy and natural flow of bile, an ac?
ive dlgest'on, a good appetite, pore blocd and a
rigorous circulation or that fluid, are among the
Hessings derivable from a persistent use of Hos
letter's Stomach Bitters, wh ch not only more
than supplies the place of the best tonics, cathar?
tics and antiseptics prescribed la their separate
rorros by physicians, but perform the three-fold
work of invigoration, regulation and purflcatlon,
at one aod the same time._Janl-mwfBD&c
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Happy relief for Yoong Men from the effects
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JjTOTJ.CEl NOTICE! NOTICE I
Ia consequence of the Increased demand for
TOYS, FANCY GOODS AND SHOWCASES, the
mderslgned takes pleasure In Informing his no
serous friends and the public generally that he
las opened a BRANCH OF HIS BUSINESS at No.
144 KING STREBT, where he will constantly keep
m hand a large and well selected stock of TOYS,
FANCY GOODS, Showcases, Glass Shades, Fire
forks, Musical Instruments, and every article
ippertalnlng to the business. Dealers will find lt
;o their advantage to give him a call before pur
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ACID PHOSPHATE OF LIME,
FOB COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED.
PRIOE- J25 CASH, WITH USUAL ADVANCE FOR
This article ls prepared under the superintend?
ence or Dr. ST. JULIAN KAVENEL, expressly for
uomposti ag with Cotton Seed.
lt was introduced by this Company two years
ago, and Us asa has folly attested Its value. 200
to 260 pounds or tbls article per acre, properly
composted with the same weight or cotton seed,
furnishes the planter wltn a Fertilizer of the high?
est excellence at the smallest cost. A Compost
prepared with this article, as by printed direc?
tions furnished, contains all the elements or fer?
tility that can enter Into a Flrst-Oiass Fertilizer,
while its economy most commend Us liberal use
to planters. For supplies and printed directions,
for Composting, apply to J. N. ROBSON,
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
Nos. 68 East Bay and 1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf.
Charleston, S. C.
JNO. S. REESE 4 CO., General Agents.
0 L TJ B L E
PRICE, $45 CASH, WITH USUAL ADVANCE
Experience in the ase or this GUANO for the
pas; six years In this State, for Cotton and Corn,
has so rar established its character for excellence
as to render comment unnecessary.
In accordance with the established policy of the
Company to furnish the best Concentrated Ferti?
lizer at the lowest cost to consumers, this Guano
Is pat Into market this season at the above re?
duced price, which the Company ls enabled to do
by reason o: Its large facilities and the reduced
coat ol manufacture.
The supplies pot into market this season are, as
heretofore, prepared onder the personal superin?
tendence or Dr. St. Julian Ravenel, Chemist of
the Company, at Charleston. S. C., hence planters
may rest assured that Its quality and composition
ls precisely the same as that heretofore sold.
At the present low price, every acre planted
can be fertilized with 200 poonda Guano at a cost
not exceeding the present value of 30 poonda of
cotton, while experience has shown that under
favorable condition of season and cultivation, the
crop ls increased by the application from two to
three fold the natural capacity of the soil, hence
under no condition could Its application fall to
compensate for the outlay. -
Apply to J. N. ROBSON,
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
Nos. 08 East Bs y and 1 and 2 Atlantic wharf,
Charleston, s. 0.
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?^e vegetative powers of I lie a re strong, bot ta '
a tew j ?ara bow often the paDid hue, the lac klos
tre eye, ana emaciated form, show their baneful
influence. It iooQ becomes evideat to the obsem
er that some depreco? influence ta checking tnt
development of the Way. consumption U tal?fi
of, lind perhaps theyouthns removed from school
and sent Into tte .country. Thu ls one. of me
wont movements. Removed from, ordinary 41
vetnlons of the ever-changing scenes ot the city,
the powers cf the body, too much enfeebled ta
give zest to healthful and rural exercise, thought*
are turned Inwardly npon themselves.
If the patient* be a female the approach of the
menses ls looked for with anxiety aa the first
symptom in which nature is to show her saving
power In diffusing the circulation and. vial Ung the
cheek with the bloom of health. ? Alas ; increase
of appetite has grown by what lt fed on. The
energies or the system are prostrated, and th?
whole economy ls deranged. The beautlfnl and
wonderful period in which body and mind tm der
10 so fascinating a change from ohild to woman
ls looked for In vain. The parent's heart bleed?
in anxiety, and fancies the grave bat walting for!
H EL M BO LD'S
FOR WEAKNESS ARISING FROM EXCESSES
OB EARLY INDISCRETION,
mended with tha following Symptoms: INDIS?
POSITION TO EXERTION, LOSS OF POWER, .
LOSS OF MEMORY, DIFFICULTY OF BREATH?
ING, General weakness, Horror of Disease,' Weak
Nerves, Trembling, Dread roi Horror of Death/'
sight sweats, Gold Feet, Wakefulness, Dimness of *
Vision, Langor, Universal Lassitude of the Musca- '
lar System, often Enormous : Appetite with Dys?
peptic Symptoms, Hot Hands, Flushing of the
Body, Dryness of the Skin, Pallid countenances
md Eruptions on .the Face, Pain la; the Back, j
Heaviness pr the Eyelids, Fr eqnently Black .Spots.
lying before the Eyes, with temporary suffusion
ind Loss of Sight, Want of Attention, Great Mo-'
linty, Restlessness, with Horror' of Society. .
Nothing- ls more desirable to such patients than >
solitude, and nothing they more dread, for fear.
of themselves; no repose of manner, no earnest?
ness, no speculation; bat a harried transition,
from one question to another.
THESE SYMPTOMS, IF ALLOWED TO GO ON
-WHICH THIS MEDICINE CT ARI ABLY RE?
MOVES-SOON FOLLOW LOSS OF POWER,
FATUITY AND EPILEPTIC FITS, IN ONE OF
W EIC H THE PATIENT MAY EXPIEE.
During the Superintendencebf Dr. WILSON at ?
the BLOOMSDALE ASYLUM, this sad .result '
occurred to two patients. Bees on bad for a time
left them, and both died of j epilepsy. They were
of both sexes, and abont twenty years or ase.
Who can say that their excesses are not fre?
quently followed by those direful diseases, IN
SANITY and CONSUMPTION f The records of the
INSANE ASYLUMS, and the melancholy deaths by
consumption, bear ample witness to the truth of
these assertions. In Lunatic Asylums the moat
melancholy exhibition appears. The countenance
ls actually sodden and quite destitute; neither
mirth nor. grief ever visits lc. Should a sound of
the voice oe c ur rt ia r ?nely ar tlc ula te.
" With wofui measures wan despair
Low sullen sounds their grier beguiled." .
While we regret the existence or the above dis?
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Invaluable gift of chemistry for the removal of
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