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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
BOWEN'S IAST BLAST.
S.IS PICTURE OF "THE MORAI. NAK?
EDNESS" OF GOVERNOR SCOTT.
How By a* and Ike Other Champions or
the Oovrrnor Tried to Defend Him
Fanny Scenes on the Floor-The End
ls Not Te t.
[FROM OUR SPECIAL R?P0BTEB ]
COLUMBIA, January 15.
Whatever the object or whatever may be
the result of the present determined move?
ment on the part of the Reformers of the As?
sembly to oust Governor Scott from the high
office which they claim he disgraces, it 19
certain that the agitation of the subject ?9 day
by day bring!og to light such new forms and
Instances of rasca Hy, such new developments
of official corruption and mendacity, and such
- new proofs of the absolute and utter rotten?
ness of the dominant party in this State as
must go far toward opeDlog the eyes of the
people, not only of South Carolina, but of the
whole country to thu character of the scoun?
drels who have taken advantage of the dis?
organization inevitably consequent upon a
civil war to ride Into power in the Southern
States. In the House, to-day, Mr. Bowen
made a four hours1 speech, In the course of
which he went from one misdeed to another,
charging fraud after fraud with such minute?
ness ot detail as seemed to leave no doubt of
their correctness, and covering the Executive
of this State, if one-half ot the charges be
true, with a load of Infamy from which, in the
eyes of any intelligent or honest man, he can
hardly hope to clear himself.
' At the conclusion of his speech, -Mr. Bowen
retained the floor on a question of privilege.
He said that the Governor had, in his special
message, attacked bim personally and by
name, speaking of bis "moral nakedness," ?tc,
and he wanted to eay something in reply to
that. He asked why it was, if he were so bad
a man as the Governor said, that the Governor
had repeatedly sent to him Just after his elec?
tion to the Assembly, and begged him to go to
see him at the Executive Mais'.on. He had
gone there, he stld, at the repeated and earn?
est invitation of the Governor, and there ?
Scott bad offered, if be would withdraw from ;
- tile fight against him, to support him (Bowen) ;
for the next Governor ot the State, and to i
back that support with all the power, all the t
Influence and all the patronage he could i
command. He had refused the offer because t
LJ could not consent to help bim cover up his ?
swiodles, and he cited the speaker of the <
House, who had been present and heard the j
conversation, in proof of what he stated. -
Speaking of "moral nakedness," he said that ?
he would show how a certain young lady, a i
schoolmistress in Walhalla, who had been ]
persaaded to come down here by the wife of ?
? this very Go ver ter Scott, had been staying i
for one night under the roof of the Executive i
mansion, and how, when no one else was in ?
the house, her room had been entered by ;
Governor Scott and
This raised a perfect storm of interruptions. !
The chair was occupied by .Lee, of Edgefleld, ,
during the temporary absence of the speaker, j
and bo was kept busy alternately commanding
Silence and ruling upon points ot order ral Bed ?
by the excited adherents of the Governor. ?
Byas objected to this Invasion of the Govern- <
or's private history as unparliamentary and ?
unbecoming, and the temporary chairman sus- j
talned that view of the case. Bowen didn't '
like thar, and made some remark about offi?
cers of the House shirking their duty, which ?
brought the speaker back to his desk, to the j
-evident relier ot Lee. Then Jamison, Jones.
Mobley and a half dozen others raised points i
bf order, all of thom amounting, when i
. straightened into English, to the proposition <
that Bowen had no business to attack Scott's ,
private character. The speaker overruled the <
point. He said the member's language might ,
be unbecoming, and he believed lc was, but he ;
knew ot no law of parliamentary usage that j
forbade a member to attack the public or pr I- ?
vate record of any officer, ac long as he was ?
not a member of the House. He Bald that per- ,
naps to-morrow the boot might be on the other |
leg, and then some members would see the 1
Justice of a ruling by which he refused to rob j
a member of the House of his rigb t to criticise t
.ao officer. *
ThiB stilled the storm for a little while, and
Bowen continued. There were, he said, men
in the penitentiary serving long terms of
years for doing that which Governor Scott had ;
that night done to that poor woman under the
roof of the Gubernatorial mansion, and this was
the man who talked of "moral nakedness."
He had written that woman a threatening let?
ter, and lt was that letter, shown by her to
some sympathizing friends in Charleston,
which bad furnished proof against him, and
had shown that even the Gubernatorial man?
sion furnished no protection for the virtue of I
a woman. (
Here Byas aga<n arose, and in the most ex?
cited manner called Bowen to account. He '
didVt want to hear about the virtue of a wo- I
man. be didn't know what that bad to do with i
impeachment, and he threatened Bowen with
expulsion and ail manner ot terrible things If
he d ld n't stop. 1
Mr. Bowen replied that he cared nothing for i
Jbds threats, then, turning to the speaker, he y
^?g?ulinued ?hat he cared nothing for the
IPfnreats of any man whose vote You could pur- '
chase an v day for a five dollar bill. (
This shot quite upset the little man from (
Orangeburg, and, allowing his passion to get
the better ol his prudence, he rose to a ques?
tion of privilege, and began to bluster out a
The speaker asked him how he made the i
members remark apply to him, which caused
a general laugh at ino expense of Byas, and
he gradually subsided.
Bowen remarked that he had been bothered
by that man about as long as he meant to be, i
and advised him not to put the coat on if lt r
Mn'tflL He then Siid that if time permitted
he would proceed to show the ten or a dozen 1
victims of i he same crime that the Governor i
had committed ou that poor vouog lady from j
Walhalla. He would like to trace his wander?
ings and his crimes from Columbia to Wash?
ington, where the books of Willard's Hatel
would Bhow him as registered with a notorl- 1
ou9 woman from Philadelphia, and to New c
York, and expose bis visita to No. 112 Weet c
26th street, a hou?e that had become so noto- e
rious through his patronage that lt was known ?
as the Palmetto House.
This brongia a dozen more of the Gover- ?
nor's Hessians to ih?lr feet with all sorts of *
Interruptions. The Bueaker repeated his for- (
mer ruling, and Byas appealed from the de- '
clBlon of the chair. Tne House, however, ?
sustained the speaker by seventy-two to
twelve, and Bowen resumed. He said he '
contd tell about another woman In New York '
-Pauline Markham be believed her name 1
was-to whom the Governor had given ala- 1
monds worth seven hundred and fifty dollars,
but Pauline said lt wasn't enough.
Mr. Bowen continued wi<h these exposures
at some length, the members Bitting wiih their
brogans elevated on lngersoll-Dennis's furni?
ture, smoking their pipes and cigare, and
drinking In the salacious details of these reve?
lations with apparent eagerness, until at Ave
o'clock the House adjourned till noon to-mor?
row, when the fight, will be resumed with
Byas on the floor.
The buBlnef s transacted by the House before
entering upon this deuate amounted to very
little. The irrepressible Henderson Introduc?
ed a bill; which would seem to indicate that
.somebody had been foo.lng around him with a
pistol or something, and wounding his' sensi?
tive spirit. It ls e ? tl tied "A bill to punish use?
less handling of deadly weapons," and pro
Tides, amid much verbal meandering, that if
any person or persons, under pretence of play
cr "prodject," thall draw upon another any
.deadly weapon, and shall inflict any wound
opon the body of any pen on or persons, he
shall be deemed "gllty" ol a misdemeanor and
-Shall be fined and imprisoned, "p. ovided it be
proven In the said court where the said of?
fence la tried that any malice or Ill-feelings
?ver existed between the party or parlies so
wounded and the offender, and tbat the said
.Offender did make the assault, and draw such
weapons with. jtent to kill, injure or frighten."
The second Beetloo is a rather ambitious one,
as lt proposes to create a new law for
"defining and punishing murder. The sec?
tion ls as follows: "That If any per?
son or person? shall draw and discharge
any dea^'y weapon upon the person of
.another through pretence of play or prod
Ject and kill or take the lite of ano?
ther through such pretence, the same shall
be deemed guilty of murder, and on convic?
tion tbereor, receive such punishment as Is
now inflicted upon persons found gllty
of such crimes by the laws now exist lng."
This curious document was sent to the Judici?
ary committee tone thrashed out into Intelli?
Wallace Introduced a bill "to regulate scales,
weights and measures In all cities, towns, and
village; which provides for one commissioner
of scales, weights and measures in every city,
town and village in the State, who shall see
that such scales, Ac, are conformable to the
standard laid down lor the regulation of the
same, the fees of such commissioners to be
fixed by the council of each city, town or vil?
lage respectively, and forbids the use of any
scales, ?c., that have not been so examined
and approved. '
In the Senate, this morning, Hr. Cardozo in?
troduced his bill, previously noticed, to require
the county commissioners to remove imbeciles
from the Lunatic Asylum to their respective
county poorhouses. The preamble recites that
experience has established the fact that imbe?
ciles should not be confined in the same build?
ing with the Insane, and that the Insane, who
require special treatment, h ave frequently to be
refused admission Into the Asylum for want of
room, and the bill, therefore, requires the vari?
ous county commissioners to Immediately re?
move their imbeciles trom the State Lunatic
Asylum and take care of them In their re?
Kr. Wbittemore introduced a bill providing
"that the State treasurer be and he Is hereby
directed to issue no more bonds or slocks of
the State of South Carolina, authorized by any
act passed since September 1, 1868, of any
clasp, for any purpose, to any person whatso?
Hr. Cardozo introduced a concurrent reso?
lution reciting that "lt is evident that further
legislation Ia necessary to more effectually
suppress the humiliating distinctions on ac?
count of color which are kept up In places of
public entertainment, and on public convey?
ances, and that the supplemental civil rights
bill by Hon. Charles Sumner, now pending lu
Congress, looks to this desirable end;" and
requesting, therefore, that the senators and
representatives In Congress from thU State
..?ive their full and undivided support to the.
passage of that bill, as a measure of Justice as
well aa of propriety."
On the consideration of the bill to abolish
.he office of land commissioner, there was
rulte an extended and lively debate between
tfesers. Smalls, Mash, Hayoe, (the present
commissioner,) Gaillard and Whittemore.
Bayne had no particular objections to being
abolished, and protested that he had made no
money out of the office, as his predecessors,
Siessrs. Leslie and DeLarge, had left nothing
for him to steal, but he wanted more time
:han was allowed In the bill to complete his
jooks and records, so as to turn them over to
;he secretary ot State. Hr. Nosh made a short
ind sensible speech in favor of abolishing the
}fflce. He said he bad voted for the estab
ishmentof the office because he believed it
would be a means of furnishing the poor peo?
ple of his race wit h homes and the means of
making an honest living, but in this, aa in
many ot her thing?, the rascals and adventu?
rers, who kad come down here in the wake of
:he army, had got possession, had plunged
their hands up to ihe very arm pits in the
public purse, and had perverted what was
meant as a public benefit into an instru?
ment of private plunder. In the years
Immediately following the war it had
only been necessary to say to the poor
ignorant colored men of the South, that a man
was a Republican to secure their support of
him, and these scoundrels had, by working
upon the credulity of the colored people,
climbed Into high places, and bad then be?
trayed the colored men and plundered and
Insulted the people until lt was seen that
these white Bepubl leans conld steal as fast as
anybody else. It was said that negro govern?
ments were a failure; that the whole system
of reconstruction was a failure, and that the
negro had Bhowh himself unworthy of the
boon of freedom and political equality that
bad been conferred upon him, but he declared
that the negroes had been betrayed, had been
outraged and sold out by the white scoun?
drels who had flocked to the South, bent only
ipon their own personal gain and enrich men t.
Cne bill was finally advanced to a third read?
ing, with an amendment proposed by Hr.
v7hl tte more, to the effect "that all books and
papers pertaining to the office of the land
commission be turned over to the secretary of
3tate, on and after the passage ol this act, and
the secretary of State snail execute the duties
heretofore devolving upon the land commis?
THE PROCEEDINGS OF YESTERDAY.
Dyas again on the Rampage-Harley
a*.d Whipper Join In the Onslaught
against Governor Scott.
[SPECIAL TBLBGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, January 16.
In the House this morning the considera?
Lion ot Governor Scott's special message and
ut the financial Investigating committee's re?
port was resumed. Dyas made a rambling and
Incoherent, but exceedingly vituperative
speech, which occupied fully two hours. Next
?me Hurley, who briefly replied to the at?
tacks which have been made upon the verac
ty of the investigating committee's report.
Whipper followed In a long speech supporting
;he report, and advocating the Impeachment
>r the Governor. In the Senate no business
>f public Interest was transacted. PICKET.
PON TIFF AND KAISER.
Th? Pope's Lcttt r to the Emperor Wil?
The German Correspondent of Berlin pun?
ishes the following translation of the Pope's
iongratulatory letter to the Emperor of Ger
nany on his assumption of the Imperial dig
?ope Pius IX to the most illustrious and
mighty Emperor greeting:
By the kind lettefof your majesty we have
eceived a commun ic a": lon euch as ot itself
elicits our congratulations, as well on account
>f the supreme dignity offered your Majesty
ia by reason of the general unanimity with
vhlch the princes and free cities of Germany
lave conferred it on you. It is, therefore, with
rreatjoy that we have received the news of this
?vent, which, as we trust, with ihe blessing
)f God on the efforts of your Mnjt*sty lor the
general good, will turn to the advantage not
>nly ot Germany, but of all Europe. We re?
turn your majesty, however, special thanks
for the expression ol your friendship for us,
M we hope that lt will not Inconsiderably con?
tribute to the protection of th? liberty and
the rights of the Catholic.religion. On the
other hand, wo request your majesty to be
convinced that we sh .11 neglect nothing by
which, when the opportunity presents Itself,
we maybe useful io your majesty. In the
meantime, we pray ih? Giver ot all good
things to richly vouchsafe your Imperial and
royal majesty all true happiness, and unite
you with us In the bonds of the most perfect
Given at Rome, at St. Peter's, (in the Vati?
can,) on the 6th day of March, 1871, in the
twenty-fifth year of our pontificate.
P?os, P. P. IX.
AK AMERICAN MISSIONARY CONVERTED TO
BRAHHISM-Occasionally the people of Eng?
land are the subjects of missionary effort by
high-born Brahmins, with encouraging results.
Our turn may come next ; not, indeed, through
the compassion of an Indian prince, but by one
of our own caste. The first missslonary sent out
by the American Uaitarlan Association wf nt
to India BB the most promising field for Christ?
ian effort, and lo! has turned out to be the leid
himself. Kev. C. H. A. Dall has been converted
to Brahmism, and has joined the Br AU mo
Som*), the Church of God theistic, of Bengal.
He thus becomes a disciple and brother jf Kea
hub Babu Chunder Sen, in whose orgun, the
India Mirror, he presents his Justificaren and
creed of pure theism, at the conclusion of
which he invites his friends to con.e to his
house in Dhurrumtollah for the inspection and
study of, not the Bible, but th? woi ks of Barn
Mobun Roy, adding: "The complcce sincerity
of my purpose to aid my brethren can only be
proved by my labors In the cause of that one
God without a second, for t!ie preaching of
whose gospel I came to India."
THE SPANISH OUTRAGE.
A SPECK OF WAR UPON TBE NA
TIONA I HORIZON.
What Ja Thought ot the Search of the
Florida on the High Seas in Official
Q,uari er* at Washington-Will there
WASHINGTON, Jaouary 16.
The reception by the Navy Department yes?
terday of the affidavits of the captain, officers
and crew of the Florida, giving In full detail
with dates, names, Ac, the account of the
search of that vessel on the high seas by two
Spanish men-of-war, created no little com
ment In that quarter, as tho silence of all
our naval officers In the Gulf squadron had
led the department to belteve, on nega?
tive evldencp, that the outrage was mythical
The affidavits put the search of the Florida,
however, in a most serious light. They show
that when that vessel was first brought to on
the ocean by a solid shot from a Spanteh man
of-war, she waa without the marine league
restricted by international law, and on the
highway of nations, while the armed vessel
that ordered her search had her guns run out
and her decks cleared for action. In fact, the
evidence shows that the Spaniard followed
the vessel outside of thc marine league, and
then searched her. The second search waa
after the Florida left Nassau, and by a Spanish
gunboat, whose captain bad been in Nassau
tor six days while the Florida was there, and
therefore knew of the search off St. Thomas
and the innocent character of the latter ves
sel. Tet he put lo sea, and again searched
the Florida. It ls stated that the government
adhering to the principle re-established In the
Trent case, will demand of Spain, first, an
apology for Its repeated outrage on this vee
eel; second, the punishment of the officers
who committed it, and, third, Indemnity for
damages sustained. It ls believed the apology
will be made, and tbat there will be no war
though there is a pretty stiff war feeling here
outside of official quarters.
THE LOUISIANA TROUBLES.
: Nsw ORLEANS. January 16.
? A compromise was effected yesterday.
Several obnoxious bills were repealed, and
others were signed .by the Governor, and only
lack the proper publication to become laws.
NEW YORE. January 16.
The settlement of the New Orleans troubles
has caused Louisiana securities to rise ten per
WASHINGTON, January 16.
The Joint resolution passed yesterday by
the Warmoth Legislature has been considered
by the President, who declines to comply with
the requisition for troops.
FUNERAL OF BISHOP 3PG1LL.
RICHMOND, January 16.
The funeral of the Right Rev. Joha McGill,
Catholic Bishop of Virginia, took place to-day,
Bishop Jas. F. Wood, of Pu ll adel ph i a. officiat?
ing. Bishop Lynch, of Charleston? delivered
the funeral discourse. The ceremonies were
of the most impressive and solemn character,
and were witnessed by.an Immense congrega?
tion, while thousands were unable to gain ad?
mittance to the Cathedral. Bishops Becker,
of Wilmington, and Gibbon?, ol North Caro?
lina, together with a number of priests of the
diocese, participated. The remalnsjof the de?
ceased bishop were Interred in the chapel, un?
derneath the Cathedral.
THE OLD WORLD'8 NEWS.
PARIS, January 16.
The press of all the large towns of Fran :e
oppose the Importation tax on raw materials.
Thlers's speech characterizes the treaties of
1860 as fatal to the interests of France, detest?
able and Intolerable.
The Red Republicans are becoming active
in Lyons, and the authorities are exercising
The sale of the Constitutionnel and Gaulois
ls forbidden by the minister of the interior.
There was a violent meeting at Marseilles
against the tax:
LONDON, January 16.
In the Tichborne case the counsel for the
defence promise to Introduce letters showing
that the real Slr Boger Tichborne was a re?
fined gentleman. Madam Radcliff will swear
that the claimant told a falsehood regarding
Published statistics show that ninety thous?
and emigrants left Germany last year, nearly
all going to the United States.
Tue Parliamentary election 1* in progress In
Kerry, Ireland. Intense excitement and vio?
lent scenes are apprehended. The constabu?
lary has been strengthened and every step
taken by the magistrates to prevent riot.
STUTOARDT, January 16.
Three hundred printers have struck, and a
disturbance is apprehended.
BERLIN, January 16.
Bismarck Insists upon the retention o? the
envoys of the Monarchy at the German courts.
THE NEW HILDERBRAND.
A Remarkable Career of Crime.
Charles D. Hilderbrand, the notorious bur?
glar and jail-breaker, now in prison at St.
Joseph, Mo., tells the story of bis life, an un?
broken succession of crimes, beginning In his
He was born In 1840, and at the age o? three
months he was stolen from his paren ts, and lt
would seem that this act had some influence
apon his character, for bis favorite crime has
always been robbery. When only eight years
old he wan detected in robbing a money draw?
er In St. Louis, but on account of his age he
was not imprisoned. Only a year afterward
he appeared In Paris, where he was convicted
of robbery, and sentenced to one year's
Imprisonment, but after three months'
confinement he was pardoned. Immediately
upon his release be went to London, where
he was detected lo attempting a heavy rob?
bery with twe notorious burglars. Both of
his companions were iransported to Van Die
man's Land for thirty year?, and after six
months'Imprisonment In the Old Balley, Hil?
derbrand, now only ten years of age, was ban?
ished to Amorlca. He went from England to
Montreal, where he was soon detected in
another robbery, and sentenced to six months'
Imprisonment, but managed to obtain bis
liberty at the end of three days. Appearing
shortly alter this in Kingston, Canada West,
he was again arrested for robbery, and Im?
prisoned lor one year, serving out his full
term. In 1852 he returned again to the United
Stales, and almost Immediately made his ap
Eearance In a bold robbery at Alleghany City,
ennsylvanla, which shut him up again for
two years. Scarcely had he gained his liberty
when he was detected In a robbery and mur?
der, and iransported to Cubafor twenty years.
One of his companions was Imprisoned for life.
Htlderoraud contrived to obtain a release
at the end of three months, and soon alter
was sentenced io ten years' imprisonment In
Mexico for indulging a?:alu in his favorite
crime. He escaped after six weeks' imprison?
ment, and returned again to the United Stales.
Convicted of robbery soon after in ashville,
Tennessee, he was sentenced to the peniten?
tiary for eight years, but was released through
legal interference at the end of a month. In
1855 he appeared lo San Francisco, and was
an inmate of the city prison for one month.
Going to Europe again, he next served a term
of seven months at Birmingham, England:
five months ina dungeon at Lyons, France,and
two months In Berlin. Prussia. Returning to
America, he served one month In Jail at Pitts?
burg, Pennsylvania: two months in Cincinnati:
was sentenced lor four years at Baton Rouge.
La., but escaped at the end ol fifteen days- six
months at St. Louis, but bought himself out in
three days; served two years in Illinois for two
dlsiinct charges, and escaped a third by flicht
lo Europe. Keturnlng to the United States In
1865 he was recognized and Imprisoned in II
linois lor one year. At the expiration of his
term heat once entered Into a conspiracy to
rob an express company in Indiana, but was
exposed by his associates, taken to Milwau?
kee, and sent up tor five years. He served
four years and four months, and was then
discharged for good behavior. He has served
fourteen years lu various prisons, a part ot the
lime closely confined In dungeons. He has
been in ten different State prison?, four city
prisons, twenty police stations and seven coun?
ty calabooses. He declares that he Intends
now to reform and to devote himself to the
publication of a book of crime, exposing the
manner in which burglars operate. Illustra?
ting lt by scenes from his own experience.
,. GOLD FOR PAYING DUTIES.
Interesting Information for our Import?
ing Mri chants.
The following correspondence between the
Secretary of the Treasury and the president of
the Charleston Chamber of Commerce will be
of special Interest to the Importing merchants
o? our eily:
CHARLESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, )
January 9, 1872. j
To the Eon. G. S. Boutwe?. Secretary of the
Treasury, Washington (My:
SIB-Under a resolution of the Charleston
Chamber of Commerce, passed the 21st ultimo,
I have the honor to advise, that this Chamber
has been informed that at the port of Balti?
more importing merchants are allowed to pay
dulles on foreign goods In ourrency, and that
the collector ot said port is authorized by your
depariment to receive United Stales currenoy
at the 12 M. value of gold In New Tors: that
day. . -v
With the extreme difficulty of obtaining
gold coln in this city, lt is a most desirable
matfer that the same privilege be granted at
this port. To effect which purpose, and in
beba f of the Chamber of Commerce, repre?
senting the priBclpal merchants of this city, I
would respectfully ask your favorable consid?
eration ot this subject.
With much respect,
Tour obedient servant.
President Charleston Chamber of Commerce.
TBBASDRT DEPARTMENT. )
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 12, 1872. j
SIB-Yours of the 9th instant ia at hand.
STou have been misinformed as to the practice
prevailing at the port of Baltimore, M l., rela?
tive to the payment of duties on imports. All
iutie8 being by law payable in coin, I have
io authority lo authorize their payment io
jurrency. The practice io which your in?
formant probably alludes ls that of the sale of
:oln by the United States assistant treasurer
it New York rates, of which many Importers
loubtleBBly avail themselves. Thus an 1m port
;r, having a payment to maka to the collector
)f customs, goeB to the assistant treasurer,
y hose office ia located in the same building
pith the collector, and pays him a sufficient
imonnt in currency to purchase the amount
>f coln he needs for hlB payment, and then
nstead of handling it or laking it to the col?
ector, the assistant treasurer issues his certifl
?ates of deposit for the amount of coin pur
ihased in the name of the collector, who re?
?elves them in lieu of the coin.
This privilege, however, can only be granted
it ports where the accumulation of govern
nent coln is greater than any possible de
nand, which ls the case In Baltimore, but not
If lt will be a relief, anyi Importer of your
:1 ty, desiring to do BO, may deposit his dulles,
lavable at Charleston, with the United States
isslBtant treasurer at New York City In
he name of the collector at Charleston,
ind present ? to the collector the assls
ant treasurer's certificates of deposit,
vhlch the former will be directed to
.ecelve in lieu of the actual coln. But each
d such imp?t tera will. In add tl on to deposit
ng the amount of his duties, have to make a
leparate deposit in the name of the assistant
ressurer of the amount of the premium for
ixchange in your city.
GEO. S. BOUTWBLL, Secretary.
To S. Y. TOPPER, Esq., President Chamber
)f Commerce, Charleston, 8. C.
THE WHARTON TRIAL.
ANNAPOLIS, January 16.
The rebultal evidence was continued to
lay. The Jury were ordered to relire during
i discussion, which il was considered Improp?
er they should hear, when the attorney-gene?
ral-said the experts for the defence has assail?
ed the testimony of Professor Tonry, etatlftg
hat his analysis and teats were insufficient,
ind the resulta obtained by him give no evl
ience of the presence of metal. Professor
Tonry had pursued bia analysis and experi
nents and was now present in court with the
netal obtained by him. The State now pro?
posed to produce this metal lo the court and
io the Jury, and have the experts for the de?
fence themselves to say whether it ls the metal
jr not They offered to Introduce this evl
icnee. first, upon the ground that lt had been
ilscovered since the commencement of the
:rlal, and, secondly, that lt was strictly rebut?
ing testimony, and admlssable on that ground.
The attorney-general argued in lavor of the
proposition. At the conclusion of the argu?
ment, and without reply from the counsel for
the defence, the court held the proposed evi?
dence iuadmlssable. The evidence was then
ilosed and the argument commenced.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, January 16.
The election committee ot the House has
aot yet taken up the contest between Bowen
Tickera was to-day re-elected senator from
General Emery telegraphs that all ls quiet at
S'e w Orleans to-night.
There is a general attendance of Democratic
members of Congress to-night at their caucus,
fernando Wood was chairman, and Repre?
sentatives Geiz and Shoeber secretaries. S?v?
irai propositions relative to the reduction of
axes, the adjournment of the session. Ac,
were offered, bul finally withdrawn, the caucus
iel og of opinion that it was best not to take
leflnite action as the session only lasted an
In the House, the bill for the relief of the
Chicago sufferers, allowing contributions to
)e entered duty free, was passed, and a draw?
back allowed upon contributions already 1 m
)orted. The same applies to materials actu
illv used in rebuilding burned edifices.
In the Senate, several petitions were pre?
sented asking Ja constitutional amendment ex
:luding persons addicted to liquor from Fed?
Sherman reported the House bili repealing
he duly on coal and salt, with amendments,
md the request that lt be printed and reoom
nltted. Tue discussion developed the fact
hat the amendments Involved the entire revl
ilon of the tariff, which Trumbull asserted
vere intended to defeat the mea-ure at thia
lesslOB. The bill wm finally recommitted,
liogan occupied* the balance of the day.
THE COUP-DE-GRACE TO THE RING.
ALB ANT, January 16.
The bill legalizing the acis of the grand
ury of the court of sessions of New York City
vas passed. This removes the only obstacle
o the indictment of the corruptionists.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 16.
The barometer will probably continue
llghest In Tennessee and Kentucky. South
?asterly winds will prevail on wednesday,
vi in cloudy weather on the coast ol Texas and
Louisiana. Partially cloudy and p.easani
-. eather in the Gulf and Southern States and
lorthward to Pennsylvania. Dangerous winds
ire not anticipated for to-night.
Yesterday's "Weather Reports ot the
Signal Service, TJ. S. A.-4.47 P. Bi.,
3a ives ton.
Key West, Fla..
Gen i le.
NOTE.-The weather resort dated 7.47O'CIOCK,
-lils morning, will be posted In the'rooms of the
Chamber of 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 at any time during the day.
THE GRAND DUKE IN TOE WEST.
Alexi?'? Buffalo Hunt-Grund Sport on
the Plains-The Hunting Camp, Indi?
? dispatch from St. Louis, announcing the
movements of the Busslan Prince, Alexis,
The permanent camp for the buffalo hunt
consista of two hospital tents, ten wall tents
and a tent for servants. ' Three of the wall
ten ts are floored, and the Grand Duke's ls car?
peted. Box stoves and Sibley stoves are pro?
vided for the hospital and wa? tents. The
hospital tents are to be used as dining tents.
An extensive culinary outfit was taken; also
10,000 rations each or flour, sugar and coffee,
and 1000..'pounds of tobacco tor the Indians.
Company E, second cavalry, ls at the
camp, and nave everything in the best
possible order. Company E, second cavalry,
acts as escort for the party. Mr. Cody ("Buf?
falo Bill") met the party. A relay of horses ls
at Medicine Creek, about half-way to the camp.
The party expect to make the trip In eight
hours. Buffaloes are in great numbers within
ten miles of the camp. A few hours ago four
hundred Indians were expected at the camp
with their families, and others were coming
in rapidly. It ls expected that war parties of
Spotted Tall, Whistler, War Bonnet and Black
Hat will be lhere, with their respective chiefs
and band?. After the bunt there will be a
grand Indian war dance, and provisions will
be presented to the Indians lt they behave
The Legislature of Missouri has adopted a
resolution for the appointment of a commit?
tee, consisting of eix members ot the House
and four of the Senate, to wbich the governor,
lieutenant-governor and speaker of the House
were added, te make arrangements for the re?
ception ol the Grand Duke Alexis and suite at
the State capital on their return from the buf?
falo hunt. The steamer Great Republic, which
ls to convey Alexis and his suite to New Or?
leans, will undergo some changes for the pur?
pose. Two of inn large staterooms will be
thrown into one, newly carpeted, and furnish?
ed with a set ot chamber furniture. A bil?
liard table will be placed in the rear cabin,
and other ai rangements made to break the
monotony of the trip. Besides the suite,
none but the officers of the boat will be al?
lowed on board during the passage.
A later dispatch reports that Alexis killed a
buffalo on sunday, and telegraphed the fact
by cable to the Czar.
-Short Euzabethlan ruffs have again crept
-Pale, delicate, neutral tints are much
liked for evening toilets.
-Very elegant handkerchiefs are generally
trimmed with Valenciennes.
-Point lace sets, consisting of collar, cuff
and handkerchief, are valued at $300 and $400.
-As many as seven or eight different shades
of one color are sometimes used in one cos?
-A new feature io arranging tunics is tying
them at the back, with bows placed down the
-The favorite colors for ties are the faintest
shades ot blue, the palest green and rose, and
the salmon color.
-Lace collars are of every conceivable style
and shape, and pointed, or long and narrow, or
large and round.
-Plain collars and cuffs ot very fine linen
the latter attached to an under sleeve, remain In
favor on the streets.
-Among the trimming laces the most popu?
lar are the round point and the point applique,
Valenciennes and Chantilly.
-Handsome silk, of some bright color, fin?
ished with white lace, makes a pretty tie to be
worn with a black silk dress.
D F AT it OF A NOTABLE Cn rs AM AN-A PAGAN
FUNERAL.- Woong Hang Soon, president of
the Nlng Yung Company, is -dead. 7 Decease c.
was sixty-two. His body was placed II
Chinese state on Dupont alley, where lt was
viewed by great numbers of his countrymen,
and where the mystic ceremonies of the Pagan
burial Eervice were performed, lasting about
three hours. The streets In the Chinese quar?
ters were thronged with Chinese, ali ol whom
respected Woong Hang 8oon. Hundreds of
Caucasians went, impelled by motives of curi?
osity. The procession started for Laurel
Cemetery, led by a Chinaman on horseback.
About twenty Chinamen, dressed In long
while robes, attended the beat se, and amongst
these were two or three hired mourners, sus?
tained by men walking on either side. Tho
mourners carried Joss sticks, and bent them?
selves towards the ground, appearing not to
walk, but to be dragged along by the atten?
dants. There were fifty-eight nacke and other
carriages in line, four banda of music, and four
or Ave express wagons loaded with propitia?
tory roast pigs, chickens, and all sorts of com?
plicated and uncertain edibles. The funeral
was one of the largest ever solemnized by
[San Francisco (Cal) Bulletin, December SQ.
A JEWISH LIBRARY I.V NEW YORK.-In New
York on the loth Instant a rare collection of
old books, constituting a library ot Hebrew
and Jewish literature, was opened, with ap?
propriate addresses and congratulations, in
the lecture room of the Templo Emanuel. The
collection formerly belonged to Mr. Frederick
Muller, bookseller, of Amsterdam, and con?
tains about three thousand volumes. The li?
brary consists of Bibles, exegetical and noml
letlcal works, Talmud and works on the Tal?
mud, casuistical writings, philosophy, the?
ology, ethics, history, biography, bibliography,
archeology, criticism and several other divis?
ions. A l*rge part of the collection Is in
Hebrew, Laltn, German, Dutch, Spanish,
French, Portuguese, Italian and Greek. The
editions most commonly met with are those
of Venice and Amsterdam. Among the oldest
works are some remarkable books produced in
the first half cen.ury after the invention ot
printing. In the collection are some curious
old manuscripts, very interesting as speci?
mens sf Hebrew writing. This library Is open
twice a week, Monday and Thursday, from
two till Ave o'clock. Admission tree to all
persons over fifteen years of nge.
AN APPEAL FOR MEDICAL REFORM.-The East
River Medical Association, ot New Vork, at its
last regular meeting approved the report of a
committee, which Included a stringent bill to
suppress criminal abortions and regulate the
practice of medicine In that Slate, and strong
efforts will be made to have the bill passed by
the new Legis ature. It provides for the pun?
ishment of abortionists and irregular medical
practitioners by fine and imprisonment. The
report complains of the want of proper laws to
regulate the practice of medicine, and avers
that the c li arters of the medical colleges are
a fi)ree, and the titles conferred by them a
solemn mockery. As to quack medicines for
female complaints, the evils produced by them
are scarcely interior to those resulilug from
the practices of professsooal abortionists; 30,
851 stamps were required for the product of
one of these manufactories last year. The re?
port makes tne following serious charge
against the regular physicians: "It cannot be
denied, however, that this practice has been
more or lesa promoted by the too ready con?
sent oi the physician, when appealed to for his
services by patien ta suffering from injuries re?
ceived at the hands of abortionists; tuns, after
becoming the pliant tool of the charlatan, finish?
ing the detestable work he bad begun, and
with a view of protecting his patient from
scandal, falling to bring the criminal to condign
punishment." If physicians would not "know?
ingly give , their professional services to
patients of this'character, to shield ei'her
patient or abortionists, it would deal an almost
fatal blow to this growing evil."
DECLINE IN THE. AMERICAN BIRTH RATE.-A
remarkable diagram has been prepared by Dr.
Toner, the statistician, which gives at a glance
the facts of each census in regard to the rela?
tive longevity of the two sexes; also another
curious table showing the number of fchlldren
boru to each thou and women between the ages
ofdfieenand fifty at each census. This table
reveals the startling fact that what is held up
as the peculiar shame of Massachusetts ls
equally true of ill her sister States. It ls
shown that only one-half as many children are
now born lo each thousand women as in 1800,
and that there bau been a regular decrease from
one decade of years to another.
CHILDHOOD "A LA MODE!"
Al?ales of Seven Arrayed In Silks and
Gilt Irring witta Diamonds-Th
Rond to ttnln.
Under the above head Unes the New .York
Standard publishes an account of a Juvenile
entertainment which recently occurrod in
fashionable quarter of Brooklyn, which gives
one a vivid idea of the rate at which Young
America is progress!og-at least in New York
and vicinity. Ic was a foll dress party
miases and young gentlemen between the ages
of five and ten years. About one hundred
guests were present, and.it ls stated that
the hostess, auyoung lady ol ten summers,
received them with the ease and seit
possession of a matron ot forty. But
what we particularly desire to call atten
tion to, was the toilets of the occasion. The
dresses, It ls eald, consisted of white, pink,
yellow and blue silk, elaborately trimmed and
decked with spaDgles. The little misses had
their hair dressed in the latest style, frizzed
puffed, powdered and adorned with flowers
white kid gloves were generally worn, and
the ody thing said to be lacking in the repre
sentatlon of an adult party was the enamel
with which some of the female devotees of
fashion ornament themselves. Paint and
powder were freely used, and one little mies
attracted much attention with- her powdered
hair and dazzling costume. She wore a pair
of diamond earrings, a gold chain and locket
studded with diamonds, while upon each arm
was a bracelet of elaborate workmanship
In regard to these she triumphantly remarked
to her admirers: "There's no sham about
these; they're the real thing,"which her audit
ors were quite willing to believe. Another little
one, seven years of age, was decked out in rose
colored silk at seven dollara a yard, point ap
pilque, flowers, a galaxy of diamonds and
other expensive jewelry, Including a gold belt/
the buckle of which was studded with dia?
monds; a band of gold encircled the head, and
from a pendant on the forehead sparkled a
solitaire of great value. Her mother was
heard to exclaim, exultingly, that the price of
ber child's outfit for that evening was $6000
An envious mother, Jealous of the sensation
caused by such a display, remarked that
"upon the next occasion mine shall be dressed
in tea-rose silk, which ls by all means lesa
common than pink, as my child's complexion
is such that ene can wear anything." Who
shall say that Toung America ls not pro?
AMONG THE GERMANS.
[From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Paper.]
Ol' all the people in tbe world who under?
stand comfort without pr?t euston, enjoyment
.without selfishness, mirth without riotousness,
dissipation without excess, commend ns to
our Ger man brethren. And not alone to our
German brethren, speaking strictly, bat to
onr German sisters, fo:r it is a peculiarity
worthy not only of commendation, but of
Imitation by other nationalities, that the Ger?
man-even it can be said of him, like John
"Though on pleasure he is bent.
He hath a frugal mind "
Is almost Invariably found sharing his plea?
sures, whether humble or extravagant, with
bis wife, children or female relatives and
friends. No solitary cocktail or whisky
Btralght suits our metropolitan Tent?n. No
stag party entails upon bis head the horrors of
a curtain lecture in the "wee small hours
ayont the twelve." His places of resort are
for the most part, of that Character that even
If be enters them alone he is not in fear of the
fact being reported to his disgrace ot home
but with the willingness, if not the expecta?
tion, of being Joined there at any moment by
the partner of bis joya and sorrows as soon as
her household duties will permit. Add to this
pleasant exhibition of confidence and com?
panionship, and the presence of the better
sex, the fact that the beverage, usual on each
occasion, ls one which "cheers but not Inebri?
ates"-testing the capacity of the stomach
rather than the strength of the head-and we
have revealed one or the reasons why these
assemblages are not only pleasant and
sociable, but why they we never disturbed
by scenes of rowdyism, and scarcely ever
by a ripple of discourtesy. Add to all
this that music, which, as the poet Informs
us, has "charms to soothe the savage breast,"
ls almost invariably an accompaniment to the
other attractions-music, which, even in the
humblest of these places of entertainment,
evinces the national tastes and talent-and it
is not surprising that the native-born Ameri?
can In pursuit of rational and respectable en?
cy ment should often be lound In these Ba?
cons, with a cigar or pipe In his month, a
glass of lager before him, joining in the pleas?
ures of the evening, and acquiring cosmopoli?
tan tastes and a better appreciation ol human
nature, by his association with this, the best
specimen of our foreign population. In spite
of the ridiculous attempts at prohibition,
amounting almost to persecution, which have
followed toe Innocent amusements of our Ger?
man citizens-or, rather, as a consequence of
those attempts, for persecution always raises
ita objects to the dignity of martyrs-not only
has the lager-beer saloon, with its music, its
semi-dramatic performances and other ac?
companiments, been tolerated lo oar midst,
but it has become an institution, and a grow?
THE LAND OE THE SAINTS.
SALT LAKJE, January 16.
Several cases of. small-pox have appeared
here, and a spread of the disease 1B appre?
hended. The Gentile papers urge the concen?
tration of the opposition to the admission of
Utah as a State.
'par THBOW Di BEINFOECEMENTS. -
The Citadel or Lire ls in a state of siege sn
through the year, but ls never more closely in?
vested than in mid-winter. The liver ls usually
somewhat torpid, and the bowels more or less
constipated atj this season, and dyspepsia orten
assumes its most aggravated form in cold and
wet weather. In short, the sluggish system
seems inclined to intermit or shirk some of its
most Important duties under the influence or a
low temperature, and requires wholesome stimu?
lation. The spur reduired ls HOSTETTJLR'S
STOMACH BITTERS, the only medicine which
quickens the action or the secretive organs, and
bri J gs out the latent vitality of the system, with?
out creating any febrile symptoms, or the slight?
est nervous excitement.
Tne great Vegetable Tonic ls not recommended
as a specific for Conghs, Colds and Consomption
-that field being left open to the concooters or
preparations which can not by any possibility
reach the lungs, but as t> specific for the constitu?
tional and physical weakness which Invite pulmo?
nary disease, lt ls literallyInfallible. Themost
insidious and terribie enemy of hnman life ls not
disease Itself, but the weakness which affords lt
an opportunity to gain a flrm hold or the vital
system. Remember that Stamina, vital Energy
-the life-principle, or whatever you may cho se
to call the resistant power which battles against
the causes of disease and death, ls the grand safe?
guard of health, lt is the garrison of the hnman
fortress, and when lt waxes weak, the true policy
s to throw la relnforcementa in oi her words,
when such an emergency occurs, commence a
course of Bostetter's Bitters. Janl5-mwf3r"ao
Cigars, gobacfo, gt.
?\ MARLESTON WHOLESALE AND BE?
TAIL MANUFACTURING CIGAR AND TOBACCO
No. sio KIXG STREET, THEES DOORS SOUTH or
MEERSCHAUM PIPES a specialty, therefore
can sell at prices to surprise yon. suitable for
An extensive and complete assortment of an
articles in his line er business is kept constantly
on hand, giving a facility or niling, without de?
lay, all orders extended to him, accompanied
with cash, or drat: on responsible noises in the
city. Purchasers are requested to examine his
perfeo: stock before trading elsewhere.
Proprietor of Emperor William cigar Store,
Qelmbolo'e B?cJtjn. ;
M A lXH.p01>.
Taft vegeta 11 v e powers of life are strong, bat in
a few years now often the pallid hue, the lack-ins
tra eye, and emaciated form, show their baneful
Influence. It aoon becomes evident to the observ
er that some depressing ?flaepej U ohecktng tba
development of the body. CoostimpUon U tailed
of, and perhaps theyoath ls lloved from school
and sent into the country. This is one of the
worst movements. Removed from ordinary di?
versions of the ever-changing ?cenes of the city?
the powers or the body, toD mach enfeebled te
give sest to healthful and rural OMwitsj, thoughts
are tamed inwardly Upon themselves.
If the patient bea female the approach or th
menses ls looked for with anxiety .aa the first
symptom In which nature li to show her saving.
power in diffusing the circulation and vlsi Ung the1
cheek with the bloom of health. Alas I increase
of appetite has grown by what it fed on. The
energies or the system are prostrated, and .the.,
whole economy is deranged. The beau timi and
wonderful period in which body and mind ander?'
KO so fascinating a change from child to woman'
ls looked for in vain. The fare n t's heart bleed il
lo anxiety, aad fancies toe grave bat walting for.
ltBVtOtlm. . *
H ELM BO LD'S ;
POE WEAKNESS ARISING PROM EXCESSES
OR EARLY INDISCRETION,
attended with the following symptoms: INDIB'
POSITION TO EXERTJO?, LOSS OF POWER,
LOSS OF ME MO HT, DIFFICULTY OF BBEATE
INO, General weakness, Horror of Disease, Weak
Nerves, Trembling, Dreadful Horror or Death,
NlghtSweats, Gold Feet, Wakefulness, Dimness of
Vision, Langor, Universal Lassitude of the Muscu?
lar System, often Enorm o na Appetite wita Dyii
peptic Symptoms, Hot Hands, flushing or tte
Body, Dryness of the Skin, Pallid Oorinteni.no?
and Eruptions on the Face, Paulo the Back, -
Heaviness of the Eyelids, Frequently Black spot?'
flying before the Byes, with temporary Sofrosloa
and Loss of Sight, Waat or Attention, Great Mo.
blilty, Rea tiesa ness, with Ho :i or of Society. ; -
Nothing ls more desirable to such patients than ;
Solitude, and nothing they more dread, for tux
or themselves; oo repose of manner,, no earnest- ?
ness, no sp?culation; bat a harried transition,
from one question to another.
THESE SYMPTOMS, IF ALLOWED TO 00 OZT
-WHICH THIS MEDICINE INVARIABLY BE
MOVES-SOON FOLLOW LOSS OF POWER,
FATUITY AND EPILEPTIC; FITS, IN ONE OF
WHICH THE PATIENT MAY EXPIEE. .<
Durlag tho Superintendence of Dr. WILSON at
the BLOOMINODALB ASYLUM, , this sad ree ult
occurred to two patients. Reaspa had for a time '
left them, aad both died of. epilepsy. They wera
of botli sexes, and about twenty yean of age. ? it
Who caa say that their excesses are not fre?
quently followed by those direful disease*, IN?
SANITY and CONSUMPTION r The records of the.
INSANE ASYLUMS, and the melancholy deaths by
Consumption, bear ample witness to the troth of
these assertions. In Lunatic Asylums the moat,
melancholy exhibition appears. The countenance
is actually sodden and qaite destitute; neither
mirth aor grief ever visits lt. Should a sound o"r
the voice occur it ls rarely articulate.
. - . '. .' . . .. Ki
" With wof ul measures waa despair
Low sallen sounds th el . grief beguiled." ? *
While we regret the existence or the above dis?
eases and symptoms, we are prepared to offer an
invaluable girt or chemistry for the removal of
the co resequences.
EXTRACT BUG NU
1PRC113 ROSE WAI
Cures secret ana delicate disorders in all
stages, at little expense, little or no changa in
diet, no inconvenience,- and no exposure. IC ls
pleasant la taste and odor, immediate in ita ac?
tion, rree from all Injurions properties, superse?
ding Copaiba and all other nauseo os Compounds.
FLUID EXTRACT OF BUCHU.
There is oo toole like it It is aa anchor of hope
to the physician and patient. This ls the tessi
m on y of all who have used or prescribed it.
Beware of counterfeit? and those cheap deooo
tions called Bnoho, most of which are prepared
by self-styled* doctors, from deleterious ingre?
dients, and offered for sale at "less price? asd
. larger bottles," Ac. They are unreliable and
Ask for Helmbold's. Take no
PRICE $1 25 PER BOTTLE, OR SIX
BOTTLES FOR S6 50.
Delivered to any address. Describe symptoms la
Established upward of twenty years, prepared by
H. T. HELMBOLD,
PRACTICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
No. 594 Broadway, Mew York,
No. 104 South Tenth street, Philadelphia, Pa?
49-Sold by DmggUits-firery where.-?