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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
OUR NEW JUDICIARY;
MAHER, TOWNSEND AND T. ?T. HACKET
ELEVATED TO THE BENCH.
Re-election of Judges Willard, Graham
Helton, Orr, Green and Montgomery
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS. ]
COLUMBIA, January 18.
The judiciary elections occupied the atten?
tion of the General Assembly, and resulted
Fer Associate Justice ot the Supreme Court
-A. J. Willard, re-elected.
For Judge of the First Circuit-B. F. Graham,
For Judge of the Second Circuit-John J.
For Judge of the Third Circuit-John T.
For Judge of the Fourth Circuit-Charles P.
For Judge of the Fifth Circuit-Samuel W.
Fir Judge of the Sixth Circuit-Thomas j
Jefferson Mackey, elected.
For Judge of the Seventh Circuit-Mont?
gomery Moses, re-elected.
For Judge of the Eighth Circuit-James L.
Orr, re-elected. PICKET.
THE FINANCIAL SQUABBLE.
Harley and the Governor's Ku-Klux
The Plea of tue Unselfish Hoses-?orne
Awkward Documents Brought to
[FEOl? OrjB OWN REPORTER.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 17.
The consideration of the Governor's case,
?nd General Whipper's speech upon the sub?
ject, which was expected to occupy the
House upon its assembling this morning, was
postponed for an hour or two to allow of the
consideration of the morning business. A
large number of local and unimportant meas?
ures were passed through various stages of
advancement without incident of note, until .
the receipt of the report. of the engrossing
committee upon the bill to incorporate the
"Grand Council of the Independent; Order of
United Brethren." This ia the measure A'
proposes to institute the Governor's Imitation
ol the Ku-Klux Klan. I am told that, the or?
ganization ls already perfected with his Ex?
cellency as the Grand Cyclops, and little Cy
clopaes In all the counties, and with 8.
J. Lee, of Edgefleld,. as the Mogul of
the House, with a following of seventy
six representatives, sworn members of
the ^tJ. Bs The bill received rough
handling from a .few of the members, but of
course its passage was a foregone conclusion.
Hurley moved to amend the list of incorpora
tors by striking out the name of jEsop Good
son and inserting In its place the hames of H.*
K. Scott and T. J. Mackey. He said that I'
was well known that these persons were not
only members, but high officials, of this new
fashioned Ku-Klux, and he submitted that the
colored men who were named In the bill
should not he so exclusive as to draw distinc?
tions against Scott and Mackey orv account of
character. Whipper moved to strike out1 'In?
dependent" and Insert "Scott," so as to read
the "Scott Order of United Brethren," and
furnish a more accurate d?finition of the ma?
chine; and another moved to amend by sub?
stituting '.'dependent" for ''independent," as
lt was very evident the gang proposed to be
dependent upon somebody for pap and plun?
der. The amendments were of course voted
down, and the bill, as reported, pasaed under,
the operation of the previous question by a
vote of 67 to 23. It is understood, however,
that the bill will find a grave in the Senate,
where lt is said the order has but two mem?
bers, and thus this patent Ku-Klux will at
least fail to clothe Itself In the guise of legis?
Among the bills and notices introduced were
By Wilkes, notice of a bill to grant aid to
the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society.
By Davis, a bill Ito Incorporate the Provi?
dent Land and Beal Estate Company of
Charleston, S. C. The bill appears to be a
simple charter tor a company, whose objects
are to be inferred from its title. The lncor
porators named are BenJ. N. Hoyt, T. A.
Davis, Aaron Logan, N. T. Spencer, W. R.
Jervey, S. E. Gaillard, Isaac Beid, H. W.
Thompson, P. P. Hedges and B. A. Bosemon,
Jr., and the company is authorized to pur
cbas% and hold real or personal property to
the extent ot $25.000.
At half-past one General Whipper took the
floor, and proceeded with his argument upon
the Governor's special message. His speech
was mainly a reiteration, of the Governor's
misdeeds, as charged in the report of the in?
vestigating committee, taking up the various
points orthe report and substantiating them
with fresh testimony. On the subject of the sale
of the Agricultural College land scrip,which, it
will be remembered, was reported by Kimp>
ton and the Governor as having been sold at
seventy-two and a halt cents per acre, he
said that he would prove that eighty-four or
eighty-five cern s per acre bad been received
for it, and be handed in to the speaker and
bad read by the clerk the following letters :
CLEVELAND. OHIO, Decemoer 6, 1871.
Hon. J. B. Dennis, Chairman, dc., Columbia,
& C. :
SIB-Tours of November 29 ls received. Dur?
ing the fall ann summer of 18701 frequently called
on Mr. H. H. Klmpton. financial agent of South
Carolina, In.reference to the purchase aflrtbe col?
lege land scrip about to be Issued to aald Mate.
The scrip was letailtng at $156 per piece-about
97 cents t>er acre. I repeatedly offered to pay Mr.
Klmpton $135 per piece-about 84>; cents per
acre-for all of the SOUCH carolina scrip. I also
wrote and telegraphed to his Excellency Gover?
nor Scott, deslrmg to buy the scrip. None of my
communications to Governor Scott were an?
swered by him, but Mr Klmpton told me he had
the sale of the scrip, and I need not communi?
cate with any one further except John
Thompson, of the First National t*ank of
New fork, with whom Kimp on had lodged
the scrip. I went immediately to Thomp?
son, and there completed the purchase of
a large portion or the scrip at $isd per piece, or
160 acres-about 84 K cents per acre. I have sev?
eral bills ot purchase from the First National
Bant or New Y.-rfc, similar to the enclosed. Had
tbe State offleer? dealt ralrly with me, I should
nave*pald them elghty-sr-ven ctDte per acre for
the whole of the scrip. I paid the State or Texas
and Louisiana eighty-seven cents for all their
scrip, and the States of Alabama and Mlaslatlppl
ninety cents for ?-ll theirs. The latter .?tates re?
ceived only $50,000 down, and gave a reasonable
time for receiving and paying for the balance.
Eighty-seven cents per acre was. at the lime, a
fair price for aU of ine South Carolina scrip. I
nave been informed that Mr. Klmpton reported
that he received only seventy-two ecu's per acre
xor Sou h Carolina Bcrip. The enclosed bill cannot
fall to Bhow tn? contrary. The First National
Bans acted for KAmpton. There was no use or
his placing the scrip at the bank, and no commis
alons should be a lo wed.
Tours, with respect and esteem,
o. F. LEWIS.
CLEVELAND, OHIO, December 23, 1871.
Hon. B. F. Whittemore, Columbia, S. C.:
SIR-Yours of the llth and 19th 1B received. I
purchased from Eimpton about 65,000 acres ef
Agricultural Oil ge scrip, and paid for it through
Fnvt National Bank of New York, at an average
of eighty-five cents per acre The balance, except
loo pieces, which were saved for some private
jr lends of Klmpton, was sold to H. Thompson,
president First National Bank, Sh Paul, Minneso?
ta, and Lunt Preston ? Keene, bankers, Chicago.
Both are honest firms a'<d will be glad to aid jus?
tice. Klmpton can be made to pay the State
what the scrip was worth, and what lott-red him
for the whole of lt-eighty-five cents per acre.
The laws or New York will allow you to arrest
him the samt; as they have Connolly.
All honest mea will gladly aid you. and hope
you may rid your robbed and oppressed State
from all Buch rulers. Who are your attorneys in
New York ? Tour-, with respect and esteem.
G F. LEWIS.
A letter from Mr. John Thompson, rt-fVrred
to by Mr. Lewis, was also read, saying that he
had paid at the rate o? eighty-four cents per
acre for the land scrip.
At the conclusion ot Whipper's speech,
General Moses took the floor to defend him?
self from the charges made against him by
the joint committee as adjutant-general. He
! said that every member of that committee be
lODged to the Republican party since Its In?
ception in the State, and lt might have been
expected at least that os to the Republican
officials, whom they were called upon to speak
of, they would "be to their errors ever kind,
and to their faults a little blind." They had,
however, presented a voluminous report,
giving, as well as facts aad figure?, a great
many inferences of their own. In that re?
port be, as. a State official, bad been held up
to the reprobation of the people, and had
been charged with frauds and malfeasance in
office. He did not stand there to shrink from
anv investigation of his official acts, but to
state certain further facts that he had in bis
possession, and then to demand. It the House
stiil entertained a suspicion of his guilt, l hat
they institute a still more rigid and search?
ing investigation as an act of'justice to him?
self and the State. He might, if he
chose, clear himself from these charges
by taking high moral ground-by saying
that, inasmuch as the report did not clearly
and. distinctly implicate him in fraud, they
had no right to lay the charges at his door,
or he miga: divert attention from those
charges by attacks upon the character of his
accusers. He would, however, take neither
of these courses. He had no enmity against
the members of that committee-they bad
merely done what they supposed to be their
duty; but, if they had the right to draw their
inferences from the facts tney had obtained,i
he had a right to meet and answer them. He
read from pages 254, 255 and 256 ol the report
the charges that had been made of frauds lo
the purchase of arms, ?c., and proceeded to
explain that the State had bought one thous?
and Winchester rifles under the following cir?
cumstances: While the last Legislature was
in session, Hon. Mr. Winchester came here
and arranged with the Governor and General
Dennis, who was then chief clerk in the ad
Jutant-2eneral's office, for the purchase of
some Winchester rifles. The first he had
heard of lt was the joint resolution introduced
la the Assembly. The Governor had then
ordered him to go to New Haven and con?
tract for one thousand guns at thirty-three
dollars each. He bad nothing to do with
the contract; that had all been arranged
before between Denni", Winchester and the
Governor, and he did not know up to the
6resent time whether Hr. Winchester had ever
een paid for tbem. As to the Springfield
rifles tnat had been altered, he had been or?
dered by the Governor to go to Washington
and draw tbe quota of war material allowed to
the State. Each State was entitled by law to
supplies for the State militia to the amount ot
seven thousand dollars per annum, but in the
case ol the Southern States no allowance was
made for the years ot the war. He had chosen
Springfield muskets, which were charged at
seven dollars each. He had drawn ten thous?
and of them, worth seventy thousand dollars,
or ten years' allowance, counting iorward (rom
the time they were Issued; and be wanted it
understood that the War Department only fur?
nished the ten years' supply In advance on the
understanding that if South Carolina was ever
going to need arms during the coming ten
years lt would be during the two years imme?
diately succeeding that grant. Then he wa?
ordered to have the Springfield muskets al?
tered into breech-loading rifles at as low a
?rice a*, possible. He had gone to New
brk, and he acknowledged tl , for a
military officer, he had very small ac?
quaintance with military affairs, such as
the prices of war material, dec. He
had gone to the financial agent and asked
bim where he should go to get that kind ot
work done at the lowest rates, and he bad
been Introduced, by Mr. Elmpton, to this C.
H. Pond, of whom the report speaks. He got
Hr. Pond's rates, and on looking around
found that the prices he charged were the same
as had been paid by other States for the con?
version of muskets, and he made contracts at
those rates. He had never received any money
for making those contracts, and he did not
thea know whether Pond had ever been paid
for the contracts. 'He had never seen Hr.
Pond since that time.. He had been approach?
ed In New York last summer by two members
of the joint special financial in res ligating
committee, and informed that they had found
a terrible margin in the arms' account, and
that he was mixed up in the transaction?, and
he had then and there asked them to make
the fullest and most searching Investigation of
that part of their work as an act of justice to
himself. The committee had stated that the
alteration of each of these guns had cost $16 56
more than the Remington Company charged
for a bran new gun ot their manufacture, out
If that were tine he submitted that the
Remington Company must sell very cheaply
Inasmuch as the guns that he got
from the United Stales Government
cos;, Including the 47 charged by the govern?
ment and thu $8 85 charged for alteration,
only $15 85, and If $15 85 were $1656 more than
the Remington company charged for new
weapons, he could not see how their profit on
guns was made. The committee had stated
the cost of these arms and alterations, on
pages 245 and 273 of their report, at $206,
602 66, and they bad said that this was In ad?
dition to the amount paid for Winchester
rifles. He submitted, in refutation of this
charge, original copies of all the contracts he
had ever entered into for the alteration ot
arms and the purchase of ammunition, which
he said were on exhibition at any time in the
adjutant general's office, and which were as
For altering 5000 muskets on the Roberts
For altering 10,000 cartridge-boxes. 11,500
For 1.000,000 cartridges. 37,ooo
For altering 6,0 io muskets on the Reming?
ton system. 46,000
Beyond this amount of $133,925, he knew
nothing of any contracts with Hr. Pond, or
anybody else, and as to the report of the Joint
special committee which swelled the amount
to $206,602 66, he knew not how it was made.
In conclusion he said that he did not desire
to exculpate himself at the expense of the
Governor, but he believed the Governor to be
as innocent as himself In these transactions.
He had Been a letter In the Sumter News,
copied from the New Yorker Staats Zeitung,
in which the writer had said that the writer
had conversed with Hr. Bowen, who had said
that the recent vote upon the impeachment
resolutions had been torced upon the House,
because the Governor had threatened the
speaker with visions of the penitentiary. He
had showu this statement to Mr. Bowen, and
he had denied having made the statement.
He denied the fact and declared that as long
as he had been the speaker of the House he
had been the keeper of his own conscience,
the Governor had not presumed to use any
such language toward him, and he still be?
lieved that his ruling upon that occasion was
the correct one.
This speech was replied to by Hurley and
Bowen, who declared in effect that the adju?
tant-general was not charged with fraud, but
that, while he said the contracts made called
for only $133,000, there had been paid out on
this account and charged on Klmpton's books
the sum of $206,202 66. Tue fraud came In be?
tween Klmpton and Pond, and lt was evident
that Eimptoo bad over-paid the contracts to
the extent of $76,000, and had charged the
Mr. WimbiiBh to-day Introduced in, the
Senate his bill to charter, in this State, the
Raleigh and Air Lino Railroad Company of
North Carolina. It incorporates the company,
with the usual powers, und ruthorlzes the
construction of a railroad with one or more
tracks Irom any point on the North Carolina
line, where the road may enter the State, to
such point on the boundary line between this
State and Georgia, and near the City of Au?
gusta, as the company may select, the loca?
tion ot the railroad to be made on 6uch route
as the board of directors of the company, after
proper Burveys, may direct. They are also
authorized to construct branch roads Irom the
main track to any other points or places in
the State, Bald branches not to exceed one
hundred miles in length. The act also au?
thorizes any incorporated city, town or vil?
lage, which may be interested In the con?
struction of the railroad, or its branches, to
subscribe to the capithl stock of the company.
Quite un Important meelina was held last
nljjht of the Charleston de legation to consid?
er Henrlck's bill of abominations-the metro?
politan police bill. Every member from
Charleston was present, and all voted against
the measure except Mickey, who declined to
vote at. all. Several members of the judiciary
committee were also present, including Whip?
per, Bowen, Bosemon and others, all of whom
promised to oppose the infamous measure.
The bill will undoubtedly be reported unfa?
vorably from Hie Judiciary commute, and will
also bc loaded with such amendments as will
secure Its rejection by the House or Its veto
by the Governor. I am told that this con?
temptible bill proposes, among other sweep?
ing swindles, to turn over the title deeds of
the Guardhouses, City Hall and other Charles?
ton city property to the contemplated trium?
virate ot "police commissioners." The bill ls
sure to be defeated, however, and Its author
might more appropriately have occupied his
time at his whilom occupation of carving
granite at the State's expense. So far as
Heudricks's authorship and Jones's introduc?
tion ot the bill are concerned, lt Is tla tale told
by an idiot to a fool." PICKET.
THE CIVIL WAR IN MEXICO.
WASHINGTON', January 18.
Dates from the City of Mexico to the 10th
instant state that the Juarisis occupied Oaxaca
on the 4th, the Dlazlsts retiring towards Puerto
del Angel, whence they will embark for Ma?
zatlan, where they will attempt to revive the
waning revolution, the backbone of which has
been broken. The government trains in
strength, whereas the revolutionists lack con?
cert. Toe revolutionary chiefs are quarrelling
among themselves. The government General
Rochelle was killed, and the revolutionary
General Rochdale was wounded In the battle
at San Mateo.
. The annexation fever is prevalent among
the people, but all the politicians are oppos?
ing the scheme. The government declines
sendiog ministers to the United States, Spain,
Germany and Italy on account of the expense.
The study of the English language ls becom?
ing general among the youths here. Failures
of merchants and manufacturers are reported.
General Rocha, at the head of two hundred
and fifty men, is marching rapidly on San
Luis in order to save that city from the revo?
lutionists. He will then proceed to the Rio
There ls great rejoicing at Matamoras over
the successes of the government forces, who
have captured, besides Oaxaca, the City of
San Luis potosi. Five thousand government
troops are under orders to murch to the fron?
tier. Aguas Callentes and Zacatecas are favor?
able to the government. At Matamoras the
fortifications are being strengthened, and
many timid Inhabitants flee to the American
side of tho river, under the apprehension of
siege by the revolutionists.
General Qulroga, the rebel commander,
stated on the 10th instant that he was con?
fident ol ultimate success, as a wealthy and In?
telligent party of the country will aid the rev?
olution against: Juarez as soon as there is a
prospect of success. He claims that the
church interests favor the revolutionists, and
says that a centralized government ls neces?
sary for Mexico. He has plenty of men, but
lacks arms and ammunition, which he hopes
to obtain from the United States. He ls
anxious to obtain a quasi recognition from the
American Government, and to enlist the sym?
pathies of the American people. He expects
soon to control the Rio Grande frontier, and
will send commissioners to Washington, who
will satisfy the American Government.
Cortina ls still recognized as general in the
service of Juarez, who is using dictatorial
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHIXOTOK, January 18.
The President bas directed the discontinu?
ance of the military division of the South, and
the commanders of the Departments of the
South and of the Gulf are ordered to report di?
rect to army headquarters.
In the Senate, Carpenter made a strong
speech against civil service reform.
The judiciary committee reported adversely
on the request of female suffragists asking to
be heard at the bar of the Sonate. Adjourned
lo Monday, on which day amnesty comes up.
Wilson introduced a bill lu l he Senate allow?
ing women to hold office in the territories oi
the United States on the same conditions as
men; which was referred to the judiciary com?
The House passed several bills granting
pensions. Objection was made to trie lin re?
duction of a bill lo remove the political disa?
bilities of Herschel V. Johnson and Jackson
Brown, of Georgia.
ST. LOUIS, Jannarv 18.
The Railroad Convention elected Thomas
Allen, president; Albert Fink, vice-president;
F. A. Sheldon, secretary and treasurer. The
convention meets next at Atlanta on ihe first
Tuesday in April.
COLUMBUS, OHIO, January 18.
The railroad committee of the House was
directed to prepared a bill abolishing discrim?
ination In the charges for passengers and
freight over the Ohio Railroad.
HEW YORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, January 18.
Stokes was brought to court in a close car?
riage. The defence asked a postponement to
Wednesday, which was allowed.
The run on the Third Avenue Savings Bank
continues, and about two millions have been
It is Faid the freight pressure by the Pacific
Railroad continues, and has compelled the
charter of another vessel to proceed via As
THE INTERNATIONAL IN SPAIN.
MADRID. January 18.
The ministry have addressed a circular to
the Governors of provinces directing the sup?
pression of organizations connected with the
THE JAPANESE EMBASSY.
The Mikado's Desire to Americanize
The imperial Japanese embassy, consisting
of Twakura, prime minister of Japan, coming
as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipo?
tentiary to the treaty powers; Kedo, a mem?
ber of the Imperial privy council and assist?
ant ambassador; Akabo, chief minister ol
finance and assistant ambassador; Ho, assist?
ant minister of public works and ambassador
of the second rank, and Hama Guekl, assist?
ant minister ol foreign affairs and ambassa?
dor of the second rank, arrived at San
Francisco on Monday last ou the steamer
America. The imbassadors have with
them twenty-six attaches, sixteen 6ecrclailes
and Interpreters, sixteen serran?a, and twen?
ty-three Japanese students, who are bound for
New York. This ls the most Important em?
bassy ever sent from Japan, and comes for
the purpose ol" conferring with the govern?
ments ol the treaty powers in relation to the
revision of the treaties demanded to be made
before July of the preseut year. Mr. Delong,
the American minuter, will reach Washington
with thc embascy. Hon. Charles W. Brooks,
Japanese consul, also accompanies the em?
bassy; Mrs. D^Long. the wife of the Ameri?
can minister, has in charge six Japanese girls
of high rank who are to be educated in this
A late edict of the Mikado says : "My coun?
try ls now undergoing a complete change from
old to new Ideas, which I sincerely desire.
Therefore, I call on all the WIBO and strong
minded lo appear and become good guides to
the government. During i he youth time lt la
positively necetisary to view loreign countries
so as to become enlightened a? io new Ideas
of the world, and both boys and girls, who will
soon become men and women, should be al?
lowed to go abroad, and my country will be
benefited by this knowledge so acquired.
Females have heretofore had no pusilioti
socially, because it was considered ihey were
without understanding; but If educated and
Intelligent, they should have due respect."
The embassy will remain in San Francisco
eight or ten daye, and then come East.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The California Assembly have struck the
words white and male from thc attorney act.
-The Alexis hunting party killed twenty
pair ot American buffalo In one day.
-The steamer Importer sunk in Arkansas
Uiver with a thousand baleB of cotton for New
Orleans. 1 he Importer ls a total loss.
-The factions In New Orleans still maintain
a parliamentary fight, and the militia and
police protect the approaches to the court.
-A fire on the Vicksburg Levee, between
Clay and Crawford streets, involved a loss of
fifty thousand dollars.
-The trlanffular fight between the grand
jury, the district attorney and the Federal
judge is progressing at Salt Lake. General
municipal disorder prc val's.
A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY.
LOCKED IN A FREIGHT CAR.
Strang? and Perilous Adventure of a
Boy of Eleven Years.
[Correspondence of the New York Times ]
BINGHAMTON, N. Y.. January 10.
An eleven-year-old boy of thia elly, named
Clarence Shanks, was made the involuntary
hero ol a most remarkable adventure a day or
two since. He lives with his parents here,
and was sent on an errand on Friday last with
instructions to return home immediately. Be?
ing a good and obedient boy, his parents nat?
urally became alarmed when evening drew |
near, and he had not yet returned. Messen?
gers were dispatched in every direction,
streams were dragged, and every meaDs taken
to obtain a trace of the missing boy-ali to no
purpose. The search was kept np all night,
and then given up In despair bv the relatives
and friends. The mother of the boy was
almost crazed at his disappearance, and her
situation was becoming alarming, when about
seven o'clock Saturday evening the boy made
bis appearance, in an almost exhausted condi?
tion, and exhibiting unmistakable evidence of |
having endured great hardship during his two
days' absence. As soon as he was able he told
his story, which ls substantially as follows :
When he went down town on his errand he
saw through the open door of a freight car,
which was in a train at the Erie depot, a
quantity ot corn lying about the floor. He
thought here would be a good chance to ob?
tain a nice meal for some pet chickens of his
at home, and he climbed into the car and
commenced Ailing his pockets. While thus
engaged the door of the car was suddenly
closed and fastened. The boy at once began
to cry and shout to make his situation known,
but to no purpose, and soon the train moved
off. He says he first thought of the effect his
disappearance would have on his parents, and
then began to conjecture how far he would
probably be carried before he could make his
presence in the car known. It was pitch dark
in his moving prison, and he was bumped
around on the floor like a ball at every Jerk
and lurch of the train, there being nothing to
hold to. At times, he says, he would be
thrown, with considerable force, against the
Fides of the car, and he has great bruises on
his shoulders and hips as the consequence.
Scratches on different part? of his person, and
the presence of ugly looking splinters, also
testify to the character of his experience OD
this part of his Journey. The train, ne savs,
stopped once before lt made the stop when he
was discovered, and he did all In his power to
attract the attention of some one about the
station. He shouted, pounded on the sides of
the car. and fairly shrieked for assistance,
but without the desired effect, and he was
soon once more rolling and bumping about
the car, on his way he knew not where. The
train finally stopped again, and the young
prisoner ascertained from the movements
about the station that some cars were to
be switched out of the turn, and he
says be prayed that his car might be ooe
of them. His car was one of them, and
when lt was placed on the switch he suc?
ceeded, alter lying there about an hour, in
attracting the attention ot a man who was
pas? lng the car. He opened the door, and,
upon seeing the p^or boy covered wlih dust,
tn wbloh the tears had cut deep tracea down
the boy's cheeks, r rurally demanded, "What
the h-1 you doln1 here ?" Choking with sobs,
the little fellow told bis story, only to be In?
formed that "he'd better dig out, d-n quick !"
He then went to the depot building and asked
a boy what place he was in, and how far lt
was from Binghamton. The boy eyed him
suspiciously a moment, and then told him he
was in Barton, about thirty five miles from
Binghamton. It was after dark, and the un?
fortunate Clarence was in an entirely sti ange
place, without a cent lo purchase a morsel to
eat or pay his way back home. Moreover,
the cruel rebuff ot the trackman had disheart?
ened him, and be< could not summon courage
to ask assistance of any one. He obtained
Information of the boy, who had told
him where he was as to, a road which went
In the direction of Binghamton, and, at
a time of night when he would have
been quietly sleeping in bed if home, he
started on his way to the city, where his ago?
nized parents were searclng in all directions
for him. He had no dinner or supper, and thc
pangs of hunger began to assail him. These
he satisfied as well as be could by eating ol'|
the corn which lie put in his pockets lo the
morning, which act had placed him in his
present unenviable situation. Alter walking
about two hours, and passing many houses
where he could see tho cheery lights and
children playing within, bringing the burn?
ing tears afresh io his eyes, his strength began
to fall him, and he knew he must lie down
somewhere and sleep. It was very cold, and he
was almost numb with exposure. Coming
to a house where it seemed kind people must
live, he made up bis mind to go in aud beg a
supper and a bed for the night. His hand
was on the gate-latch, when a fierce watch?
dog came bounding at bim and frightened
him away. About a mile further on he came
to a farm-house, near to which, along the
road, was a smalt enclosure, In which was a
haystack, and about lt catlin feeding. The al?
most frozen boy crawled into the hay, and, al?
though suffering from hunger, he soon fell
asleep. He was awakened once or twloe by
mice running across his face, and by cattle
rubbing and pushing against the haystack.
He awoke early on Saturday morning, and
upon crawling to the ground he found that lila
feet were frozen, aud bc waa so stiffened
that he could scarcely walk. No one
was stirring about the farm-house. He
breakfasted on raw com. He met wagons
on the road, but was overtaken by
but two, and these were heavily loaded
and their di ivers walking, FO he did
not ask for a ride. He passed through many
villages, but, although almost fainting with
hunger, was not courageous enough to ask for
a mouthful to eat. All day he Journeyed
along, suffering Intense physical and menial
agony, until, Just after dark, the lights of a
largo town came In sight, and he felt lt must
be Binghamton. It was Binghamton; and
about 7 o'clock he reached his father's house,
more dead than alive. The boy tells bis story
in a very touching manner. Hm extraordina?
ry experience has prostrated him on a bed of
Sickness, but he ls rapidly recovering. Did
David Copperfield's famous Journey to his
Aunt Betsy Trotwood'a ever before find so
near a parallel ?
TUE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON', D. C., January 18.
The barometer will probably continue fall?
ing, with cloudy weather very generally east
ot the Mississippi, the lowest pressure passing
into Missouri, and northeastward to the lower
lakes, accompanied by rain and snow; south?
east winde, with threatening weather and rain,
will prevail on the Gulf coast; and southerly
winds veering lo sou'h west throughout the
Atlantic States, with snow In Middle and West?
ern States. Dangerous winds are not antici?
pated lor this evening.
Yesterday's Weatber Reports or the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. H.,
Key Weat, Fla..
ir. I., a:-.
NOTX.-Tue weather resort dated 7.47O'CIOCK,
this morning, will be posted tn the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at 10 o'clock A M.. and,
together with me weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the ?. hamberi be examined by ship?
masters at any time durine rap. dav.
-There ls trouble In Chicago. Monday's
session of the city council was dispersed by a
mob. Tiie fire regulations seem to be the In?
centives to disorders.
THE CIRCOS.-Malefic & ucvs circus ana
menagerie came yesterday morning, with the
usual procession of plumed horses, and the
Citadel Green was speedily occupied by their
large pavilions, one for the menagerie, one for
the museum and one for the circus. In the
afternoon the balloon ascension took place on
the Green, amid the cheers of crowds
who had watched with eager curiosi?
ty the process of Inflation, and was a
success. The floating car rose gracefully,
and going aloft for a while over the city, de?
scended with dignity on one of the. depot
Bheds of the South Carolina Railroad. In the
evening the huge circus tent was crowded
with spectators, who seemed as much delight?
ed and applauded as lustily as If they had
never seen a clown or a gymnast before. The
riding was first-rate, and the Carroll family
held the. audience in breathless suspense
as they performed their startling feats.
At Intervals during the performance the curi?
ous visited the menagerie tent, where an in?
spection of the royal Bengal .tiger, the lions,
?c., is well worth the price of admission to the
circus. There is to be a performance (his
afternoon, and a grand spectacular exhibition
as a farewell this evening.
Hotel Arrivals-January 18.
Geo. W. DeHaven and wife, B. W. Carroll,
wife and two children, A. Mlaco and wife, W.
Mlaco and wife, Jacob Halght, J. L. Mathison,
Geo. H. Riep, M. Jones, George Wambold,
Harry Wambold, J. R. Hawkins, John Wilcox,
J. A. Tuttle, B. 8. Potter, James Easier, F.
Sylvester, Sam Bryant, Wiley Hamilton, H. M.
Smith, Frank Smith, Tom Bolus, Nobby and
Garwood, Owens and Gblr, Kopps and son,
Germioln and Weber, Hahn and Gurshot, Sel
bolt and Furman, Sower and Worland, Rose
and Webb, Seals and Simon, Scott and Atkins,
A. Halght, wife and seven servants, Haigh t's
Circus; J. J. Schlpman, Florida; F. Elder,
Wlnnsboro; Frank P. Beard, J. H. Attie, Co?
lumbia; J. F. Keeler, Pa.; Frank Glover, New
W. Stevenson, Aiken; W. Smith, Columbia;
W. Clyburn, G. H.Cornelson, F. W. McMaster,
J. D. Keith, S. G. Garner, W. H. Dowdy, H. L.
Gilbert, Wilmington; Mrs. Mann, C. Campbell,
North Carolina; Mrs. S. E. Spaulding, Miss
Spaulding, Miss E. Spaulding, T. M. Rhodes,
wile and sister, Boston; A. Burgess, F. B. Ho?
bart, J. W. Steele, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Per?
kins, Miss H. Perkins, C. A. Potter, S. F.
Brown, New York; E. B. Canty, J. M. Canty,
Camden; H. B. Cox, Philadelphia; A. Baldwin,
C. W. Henderson, W. McCloskey, Rome, Ga.; J
A. P. Whitehead, Savannah: S. P. Worsham,
Kentucky; E. F. Bond; New York; O. N. Tal
mage and wife, Savannah; B. F. Myers and
wife, J. E. Britton, Columbia; A. H. Lorlng,
wife and child Boston; Wm. D. Waters and
wife, St. Helena; Miss E. T. Devereux, Mobile;
J. B. White; Marlon; W. 8. Hartt, Geo. Scott,
Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Moran, New York; J. A.
Sullivan, Boston; H. W. Blair, United States
Coast Survey; Dr. Wilder, D. Thompson, J. G.
THE NEW BIPROVED
WHEELER & WILSON,
THE MOST POPULAR
FAMILY SEWING .ME.
Between six and seven hundred thonsand now
In ase. Is the most simple, runs easier, and makes
less noise than any other first-class Lock Stitch
Machine. Does all kinds of work usually done by
hsnd. Has better attachments for Hemming,
Frilling, Tucking. Cording, Quilting, Gathering,
?sc, than any other Machine. These Machines
are ne w offered for sile In this city on the LEASE
PLAN, at Ten Dollars per month until paid for.
Thorough Instruction given, and satisfaction
guaranteed in all cases. Old Machines repaired
and adjusted by a competent machinist. A few
live men can find regular and profitable employ?
ment, either on salary or commission, by applying
Parlor and Salesroom No. 200 KINO STREET.
W. 0. BRUCE, Agent.
WHYTE A HARRAL, General Agents, dec 18
F. F. SEWING MACHINE
bas not yet become such a drug In the market as
to require to be hawked through the streets or
left at the residences against the wishes of the oc?
cupants. But my sales have not diminished, nor
has the reputation of these Machines suffered by
Call and see them and you will be convinced of
D. B. HASELTON,
dec20-lmo Mo. 307 Kl WC STREET.
MENKE & MULLER,
NO. 325 KING STREET,
Invite attention to their large and splendid
STOCK OF CLOTH,
FURNISHING GOODS, ?VC.
READY-MADE SUITS for all ages, from the
smallest boy to the lamest man.
Dress and Business Suits of all descriptions.
Elegant Overcoats, Pea Jackets, Derby and
Plain Sack Suits, Fine English Walking Coats aud
Suits of all colors, Single and Double Breasted
Black Frock Coate, Black Doeskin and Fancy Cas
slmere Dress Pints, Velvets, Miks, Cloth, Castor
Beaver and Oasslmere Vests, manufactured
under our own observation. We are therefore
Bure of a good flt and durable work.
ls sunplted with the finest selection or BROAD?
CLOTHS, Doeskins, Castor Beavers, Chinchilla
Diagonals, Meltons, and all styles of Casslmeres
for Buslnes Suits. Velvets, SiUs, Plush and Cash?
mere Vestings. And a variety of hands me Pan?
taloon Patterns, which we make up to order by
measure at the shortest notice, and guarantee
first class and proper workmanship.
This Department ls supplied with the celebrated
STAR SHIRTS, Imported and Domestic Merino
Shaker Flannel, Ail-Wool Underwear Quods, Half
Hose, suspender?. Handkerchiefs, Lluen and
Pape" Cuna und collars, Imperial, Alexander ano
Courvolslcr's Kid Gloves And a ful assortment
of Buckskin, Dogskin. Beaver and Cass. Gloves.
And a ve*rv large assortment of SDK, Alpaca and
Scotch Gingham Water-Proof  Umbrellas.
Our Stock has been selected with the greatest
care, and prices marked very low in plain llgnres.
Our motto ls quick sales and small profits, fair
dealings. Goods may be returned If not satisfac?
tory. Buyers in our Une will find lt to their ad?
vantage to give ns a can. octi9-3moa
par WASHINGTON LODGE, No. 5, A.
P. M.-An Extra Communication Of Washington
Lodge. No. 6, A F.M., will be held at Holm?i's
Hali, corner of King and Wentworth -street*,
THIS DAY, at half-pest 8 o'clock P. M., to pay the
last tribute of respect to our late brother, JAMES
By order w. M. T. E. STROTHER,
Jania, : ^Secretary. .
p?tfTBE REL ATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Rev. A. M. car le tz berg, and of
Mrs. ANNA E. OHRIETZBI?R?, ara Invited to at?
tend the Funeral of the latter, at Bethel (M. E.)
church, THIS AFTERNOON, at 4 o'clock. Jania-*
ps* TBE RELATIVES AND EBIENDS
of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Miller, and of Mrs. Margaret
Batter, are respect folly invited to attend the
Funeral of Mrs MILLER, from her late residence,
No. 74 Ring street, THIS MORNING, at 10o'clock.
. Jania ' " '"
LYNAH -Died, at Grahamville, on the 14th
Instant, ELIZA GLOVER, eldest daughter of the
late Edward and Eliza Glover Ly nah, aged 20
years and ll months. "
ps* CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
SOUTH CAROLINA, from . New York, are hereby
notified that she will discharge cargo THIS DAT,
191 h inatant, at Pier No. 2, Union Wharves. Goods
uncalled for at sunset will remain on the wharf
at owner's risk and expense.
Janl9-1 WM. A COURTENAY, Agent
CITY HALL, MAYOR'S OFFICE,
CHARLESTON, S. C., JANUARY 17, 1872.-I
would respectfully request the attention of those
of our citizens that L~3 required to take ont
Licenses to the near expiration of the time limit?
ed by law. It is the interest and the duty of
every member of the community to make every
reasonable effort for the common welfare, and
the prompt payment of Licenses and Taxes
is the most necessary. Besides the law win
be strictly enforced without any favor or dis?
tinction whatever, and tho proper officers have
been instructed to proceed at once, from and af?
ter the 2ist instant, against all delinquents. It is
unpleasant for me to be com pened to impose any
penalties, but this friendly n?tres should be
minded by all good citizens.
JOHN A WAGENER, ..
??"?CITY HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, S. C., JANUARY 13,
1872 -Sealed estimates for repairs on City Hall,
in accordance with report of Connell Committee,
now on file in the City Engineer's Office, win bc
received at this office on or before Saturday, Jan?
uary 13, at 12 M. W. W. SIMONS,
Janl5-mwf8 Clerk of Council.
SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN AND
TRUST COMPANY-SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Depositors are reqaested to leave their Books to
be credited with the Jannary Quarterly Interest,
due lat proximo. All Deposits made on or before
the 20th January will bear interest from the 1st of
Interest six Per Cent, compounded quarterly.
dec22-fmwl2 F. A MITCHELL, Cashier.
ps* OFFICE LIFE ASSOCIATION OF
AMEBlOA , ST. LOUIS, DECEMBER 28, 1871 .-An
Election for Directors of the Lire Association of
America wu! be held at the office of the Associa?
tion, in the City of St. Louis, Mo., on the80th day
or January, 1872.
Polia open frc m ll A. M. to 3 P. M.
jan?-ftus WM. HANLEY, Secretary.
ps* ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY
notified that any debts contracted by the crew of |
Steamship FLORIDA will not be paid by either
Captain or Consignees. A. TOBIAS' SONS,
J an 12 . Agents.
PS* CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK OF
SOUTH CAROLINA - CHARLESTON BRANCH,
No. 8 BROAD STREET.-On and after THURSDAY,
18th Jannary, 1872, the regular semi-annual Inter?
est will ba paid to depositors.
All interest not paid on the 3lBt day of Jannary
will be added to the principal of the depositor,
and will draw interest aa ir deposited on the lat
January. Depositors are requested to bring In
their books, that the Interest may be entered.
Interest ls compounded quarterly, but payable ai
heretofore in Jannary and Joly.
D. RAVENEL, Jr.,
dec8Q-20 Assistant cashier.
ps* THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFICAL RAFFLEB
CLASS No. 304-MORNING.
CLASS No. 305-EVRNWO.
As witness oar hand at Charleston this 18th day
or January, 1872. FENN PECK,
JAMES GILLI LA ND,
octs sworn Commissioners.
?SB-SCREVEN HO?SE.-NOTICE TO
PARTIES INTERESTED.-Major JOHN W. CAM
EBON has consented to conduct, and ls duly ap?
pointed Manager or the SCHEVEN HOUSE.
dec20-lmo R. BRADLEY.
ps* MCLEAN HAS IT ! HAS WHAT ?
Why that beautiful set or TOY FURNITURE for
Ruffle, made by a Charleston man, and the list la
filling up fast. No time to be lost if you want a
PS* OFFICE OF THE CITY APPRAIS?
ER, CITY HALL, CHARLESTON, 8. C., JANUARY
l, 1872.-NOTICE.-This office will be opened from
this date, and remain open until the 20th instant
for Isaulng Licenses for the year 1872.
? WM. H. EASTERBY,
J anl-l 8 City Appraiser.
PS* CITY HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, S. C., JANUARY 18,
1872.-By action of City Connell, January 9, the
otr.ee cf CITY TREASURE R was declared vacant
a d an election to fill the same ordered for regu?
lar meeting TUESDAY, Januar]- 23. Applications
to be handed Into thia offlce before 2 P. M. on that
day. W. W. SIMONS,
Janl8-thtu2 Clerk of Connell.
??-DANCING SCHOOL, OVER KINS- j
MAN'S SALOON, BY MONS. BERGER, Who ls the |
only professional Dancing Master in the city.
Soiree as usual every SATURDAY, free to all pu?
pils. For part?cula?, apply at No. 332 King
?fcSF-BATOHELOR'S HAIR DYE.-THIb
SUPERB HAIR DYE la the best in the world-per?
fectly harmless, reliable and Instantaneous. No
disappointment. No ridiculous tints or unpleas?
ant odor. The genuine W. A BATCHELOR'S HAIR
DYE produces IMMEDIATELY a splendid Black
sr Natural Brown. Does not stain the skin, tnt
leaves the hair clean, sort and beautimi. The
only Safe and Perfect Dye. Sold by all Drng
girts. Factory No. is Bond street, New York.
Happy relief for Yoong Men from the effects
of Errors aud Abuses in early life. Manhood re
stored. Nervous debility cured. Impedimenta
to Marriage removed. New method of treat,
ment. New and remarkable remedies. Booka
and circulare sent free, in sealed envelopes. . Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 South
Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa. oe tia
flJrrj <?oc?s. ?c.
NEW AND CHEAP
J. R. READ,
No. ?63 KING STREET
Respect folly announces that he has Jost jeceir
ed a CHOICE LOT OF DRESS GOODS, to WhlCfc
he Invites attention. .1*i'J
COBURGS AND. POPLINS,
At 25 cents a jard, wqifta 35 cc nts.
STRIPED AND. PLAID DRESS GOODS,
At ?5 and HS cents per yare!, worth 371-3.
Thia Day Received, ?
ALL-WOOL SERGES, MERINOS,
WOOL VELOURS, POPLIN MOHAIRS?
And Other DESIRABLE DRESS GOODS, at 45c,
75c, and fl per yard.
RICH BLACKS IL K 8.
COLORED grr.KB, IRISH POPLINS.
BLACK DRESS GOODS, In great variety.
RE PT VELOURS, for Trim m lr g 3, both in Black,
White and Colon.
J, R. READ.
NEW BLACK CLOTH CLOAKS,
Received per late Steamers,
3 T. Y L I 8 H A N D 0 H B A P. ?/
1 have now th? LARGEST AND BEST ASSORT?
ED STOCK OF CLOAKS, SACQU?S, JACKETS,
Ac, to be fonnd In the city, all or which will be
sold at LOW PRICES, for CASH.
_|_J. R. READ. :
RIBBONS, FANCY NECKTIES,
Table Damisks, (very superior.)
Flue Towels, Napkins, Linens,
Black Silk Parasols, (new.)
GENTLEMEN'S SCARFS I
FINE HAIR BRUSHES, COMBS,
Lnbin's Extracts, French Pomade.
BLACK DRE88 TRIMMINGS!
VELVET RIBBONS, BUTTONS, ?sc.jco. *
OCt27-mwfSmos Mo. 363 KINO ST.
IMPORTANT TO BUYERS
DM AND FANCY GOODS
Fl ilfUGOTT, BENEDICT & CO.
Are offering the GREATEST CHANGE OF THE
SE Ah ON in order ' o make room for
FURCHG?TT, BENEDICT & CO.
2 cases 10-1 ALL WOOL BLANKETS $3 75, worth
2 cases ll 4 Superfine only $5, worth $7.
1 case Colored Opera Flannel 35c.
White Flannels 20 per cent reduction.
2 cases Canton Flannel only 12c, worth iee.
F?RCHGOTT, BENEDICT & CO.
1 case Black LUSTRE ALPACA 25c
BALANCE OF DRESS GOODS,
SILKS, POPLINS, SHAWLS, SKIRTS. AT COST.
2 cases Of KENTUCKY JEANS 12c
1 case Waterproofs, 6-4, $110.
Balance of Casslmeres, Beavers, Broadcloth,
Doeskins, Ac, at greatly reduced prices.
One thousand dollars worth of all colors TA&
L ET ANS will be closed out at Importer's price.
Also a large assortment or SASHES, BOWS and,
The balance of our stock of CARPETS, RUGS
and DRUGGETS will be sold out at great eaort
. No*. 244 KIN O STREET.