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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE STATE CAPITAL.
THE PROPOSED NEW COURT POR
A Bright Idea from Byas-The Blue
Ridge Railroad Change-Distinguish- |
ed Visitors for Charleston-A Colored
Cowhiding Altair, &c.
[FROM OUB OWN RKPOBT?R ]
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 20.
After the two legislative storms, incidental
to the impeachment proposition and the Judi?
ciary election, there bas come a groat calm
and a wondrous dearth of legislative news.
Both Houses of the Assembly yesterday held
brief and unimportant sessions, and then al
lowed themselves a recess until Monday, when
lt 13 expected that the smoke of the recent
battles will have rolled away, and tney can re?
turn to their little debating clubs In peace and
.quietness. In the House, however, there were I
the one or two Inevitable squabbles, one of |
them being upon the investigation as to the
-disappearance of the granite in the State?
house yard, and another upon the bill to in
corporate the Pawnbroker's Company of
Charleston. This measure proposes to incor- [
porate W. E. Elliott, John Cancker, T. E.
Dixon, R. B Artson, A. Smith and Edward
Mickey as a pawnbroking concern, and to
forbid the existence of more than one com?
pany of the kind in any town or city in ihe
State, thus giving to the favored individuals
.above meutioned au exclusive monopo- ?
ly In Charleston of this mischievous
but lucrative business. The bill was
strenuously opposed by Hurley and
other Charleston members, and defended by
Elliott, Mickey and others, but no definite ac?
tion was had upon lt Another weary debate
was had upon the bill lo incorporate the Me?
chanics' and Farmen' Building and Loan As?
sociation of Richland, which appears to
be a sort of caicli-penoy affair, some-1
what upon the principle of a big raffle,
but it was finally passed to a third reading by
a decided majority. Of the billa Introduced
the most Important was one by Hunter to
create a Superior Court lu the County of J
?Charleston. This measure would seem to be j
a portion of the general scheme aimed at In
the metropolitan police bill, that ls to wrest
from the Conservative cozens of Charleston
-the well-earned fruits of tuolr glorious vic?
tory of last summer, and to subvert under the
pretext of Republican government the prin?
ciples of self-government so far as applied to
that city. Trie following ls a careful synopsis
.of the bill, which waa simply read by Us title
and referred lo tbe Judiciary committee:
Sections 1 and 2 provide for the establish?
ment of a court to be known as the Superior J
Court of the County of Charleston, said court
to consist of one Jusi ice, to be elected by tbe
.Genetal Assembly, and to hold his office for
four years at an annual salary ot $3500 per |
?nnum. Section 3 allowa the said Justices to
practice law In other conns. Section 6 pro
Tides that the same clerke and sheriffs as now |
authorized shall serve for the new court Sec?
tion 6 requires ihe justice elect to call a ses
-Bioti of the new court immediately after elec- ,
tion. Section 7 gives the Superior Court con- J
?Current jurisdiction with the Court of Common [
Pleaa lu all civil actions wherein the amount I
In litigation does not exceed Ave hundred dol?
lars; exclusive appellate jurisdiction in all
causes from trial jusiices' courts, and original
Jurisdiction in all criminal causes less than
capital and not conferred by law on trial jus?
tices, and directs that in all cases the same
law?, rules, powers and practice shall ap?
ply and prevail as lu like casos in the
Courts cf General Sessions and Common
Pleas. Section 8 provides that grand
Juries drawn lor the general sessions and <
grand juries drawn for the new court shall <
Interchange s-rvlces and attend either >
court a? occasion require*. Section 9 defines f
the ex officio powers of ihe Justice created by I
this act Section ll provides for. four regular t
terms lu each year, to begin on the first Mon- '
days of January, April, July and October. Sec- I
Lion 12 provides (bat appeals shall lie from the I
Superior Court to the Supreme Court In all
cases within the Jurisdiction of the former.
Section 13 provides that prosecutions io erl mi-1.
sal cases before the Superior Court shall be 1
conducted by the attorney-general or the solid-,
tor ol the circuit Section 14 provides for the I !
transfer from the docket of the General Ses-1
filons to the Superior Court at Its first term.
Section 15 abolishes the City Court of Charles
ton, and ls In the lollowlog language : The act
of Assembly, passed In the year 1801, estab?
lishing the City Court ol Charleston, and the j
several acta ia amendment thereof, and any ,
and ail acts and parts of acts conferring upon j
the Mayor of the City of Charleston cr any j
member of the said City Council ot the said
City, or any member of the said City Council
as eucb. authority to hold any court for hear
log and determining of any cause whatsoever
Iualclally, and also all acts and paris of acts I ]
nconslstent wlih this bill, or repugnant to it, I <
ls ?nd are all and singular hereby repealed. | i
The doughty champion of the Governor,
Byaa. of Georgetown, started off on a new i
tack yesterday and introduced a bili, which E
seeks to create a condition of financial chaos <
at one fell blow by repealing all acts, parts ol t
acts, resolutions, and everything else that has i
ever been passed upon tho subject of the issue, i
sale or hypothecation ol State bonds. This i
highly original proposition, from which lt
would seem that the member, having got be?
yond hiB depth tn past floaocial legislation,
wants to rub out and bfgin again, was sent to .
the ways and means committee, where lt will 11
probably stay. ?
In the Senate but little of importance was
done. Messrs. Corbin and Leslie amused 1
themselves with a long debate over a bill of 1
Leslie to establish a road ia Barnwell County, J
and Corbin made one good point when he '
?aid that the people of the Slate were sick \
and tired of the mass ol special legislation
that had encumbered the Btatute books of the '
State during the past lew years. The bill was 1
finally passed to tis third reading, and wUI ;
doubtless be adopted.
Mr. Arnim bad evidently been reading THE
CHARLESTON NEWS, and had heard of Ihe new
device for funding the debt, for he Introduced
a resolution reciting that, whereas it ls re?
ported that the entire debt of the State cf I I
South Carolina is to be funded by the Issue of 11
new bonds, and it is inexpedient ihat any
new bonds should be Issued until the total
amount of the State indebtedness be ascer?
tained, and requiring, therefore, that the com?
mittee on finance be instructed lo report
without delay to the Senate all bills and reso?
lutions in their possession relating to the re?
gistration of all the bonds and stocks of this] J
State or In any way connected with the f
finances of this State. This little arrangement i
was quietly smothered by being referred to
tKat tomb of the Capulets, the judiciary com?
Outside or legio.^tlve matters affairs are
very quiet In Columbia. Quite an importaut
meeting o? the Blue Ridge railroad Company
was held last evening, at which some iurtber
changes In the direction of the road were
made. Connel J. S. Cothran resigned the po?
sition of presld?-\t of the road, Colonel John
J. Patterson, the vice-president of the Green
Tille and Columbia Company, was elected to
fill the vacancy, and Colonel Thomas J. Steers
was chosen vice-president. General Butler,
General Garv, Colonel Palmer and Major Gu
lick also withdrew fromibe board of directors,
and their places were filled by the election of
Messrs. C. D. Melton, Thomas J. Steere. George
W. Waterman and James M. Allen. Mr. F. S.
Jacobs was elected secretary and treasurer.
These changes, I am told, are to be considered
as a part of the reorganization of the company,
effected a few weeks ago. The election of
Colonel Cothran was then announced as a
merely temporary arrangement, and he and the
retiring directors now withdnw In conse?
quence of the pressure of other business en?
gagements. It was rumored at one time that
.Colonel Cothran was merely holding the
position in trust for Thomas Scott, Esq., the
railroad king of Pennsylvania, but whatever
.grounds there may have been for such a rumor.
It appears now that the autocrat of Pennsyl?
vania and New Jersey is not at present stretch?
ing his comprehendive grasp lu this direction.
The City of Charleston is to have the honor
of a visit during the coming week from the
Joint special smelling committee appointed a
few days ago to invesilga'e the affairs ol ihe
phosphate companies. The committee c in?
sists of Senators Smalls and Wlmbush, and
Representatives Hedges, Rivers and Myers,
all colored, and ihey bave appointed Mr.
.Klogman, of Charleston, clerk. They are em?
powered to send for persons and papers, em
ploy counsel, clerks nnd stenographers, and
do various other things, and with the broad
field and the examples of ol her investigators
that are before them, It is difficult io believe
that they will get through by February 1, which
Is the date on which they are ordered to re?
port. Their first meetlnz in Charleston is call?
ed for next Tuesday at noon, <n the office of
The judiciary committee of the House have
advertised a very important me.UIng at the
Statehouse, on Monday evening, the 22d in?
stant, to consider the metropolitan police
bill, and to hear arguments pro and con
upon the subject. The committee, In their
notice, say : " The entire Charleston dele?
gation, as well as other persons, who
may favor or oppose the passage of the
bill, are Invited to meet with the commit?
tee." I am told that the entire Charleston
delegation are opposed to the measure, and
this should secure its rejection by any fair
minded legislative body, but it may be that
the attendance at this meeting or a few of
the ciitzens ol Charleston would have a good
The past few days have not been without a
number of personal rencontres to make things
a Utile blt lively, and to console us to some
extent for the Budden ceesatlon of the vitu?
perative debates in the House. Yesterday
afternoon the doughty Byas, by some miscal?
culation of angles or distances, ran his lace
several times against a cowhide which another
colored gentleman (Policeman Williams) kept
putting lu his way. He quite spoiled the cow?
hide, by covering it all up with blood and little
pieces of skin, and Williams says he never
can use lt again. It ls said that Byas had been
taking certain unwarrantable l?benles with
the policeman's wile, and hence tuc biding.
Byas swore he would have r-r-revenge, and
he went to ihe nearest trial Justice's lo get Uve
dollars worth. PICKET.
NEW YORK FASHIONS.
COLLARS AND SLEEVES.
Plain collars and cuffs of very floe linen
the latter attached to an underalceve-remain
in favor for the street. The prettiest collar ls
made of but one thickness of linen, with a
band of the material stitched lo border it; it
ls a flat collar, quite narrow nt the back, and
broadens In iront to moderate sized points; the
square cuff fastens wilh linen buttons. Heavy
lilian sets are embroidered by hand and edged
with narrow Valenciennes lace, but the work
Is too fine to show to good aa vam age. A col?
lar with a standing band edged with em?
broidery, ha' turn-over embroidered points.
The cuff to match has embroidery about two
inches deep on the upper Bide, which narrows
to an edge on the under part of the cuff.
are of every conceivable stylo and shape.
They may be deep and pointed, or long and
narrow; they may be large and square-cor?
nered, or they may he large and round, but
with all of them the underlie? ve ls made with
the lace arranged to fall over the hand. A
stylish collar has what is called a cascade
bow of Valenciennes lace and needlework,
which ls a sort of spiral or ladder arrange?
ment which falls hall the length of the walsr.
Large collars or fichus of crepe de chine are
exceedingly dressy. These collars, which can
only be worn with a silk or with some equally
dressy material, show very exquisite shades ol'
salmon, pink, blue and a tew other tints; they
ire edged with blonde lace,with Valenciennes,
Duchess, and sometimes with black lace.
LACS SETS AND TRIMMING LACES.
Among the latest importations of expensive
laces we find point lace sets, which consist of
El cellar, cuff and a handkerchief valued at
1300 and $400; handkerchiefs alone range from
(15 to $150. Fan covers are from $12 to $40.
Chantilly oversklrts vary from $700 to $1000,
while for a round point overskirt $2000 is
Among the trimming laces the most popular
ire the round point and point applique, Vulen
:ieBne8, Chantilly, guipure and French trim
liing lace. White and black Duchess, though
tu exceedingly rich lace, ls Rot quite so popu
ai- as it was"upon its first appearance. From
;wo to five inches In width, lt varies from five
0 twenty dollars a yard. Flounces of round
joint cost from five hundred to one thousand
Ive hundred dollars.
Very elegant handkerchiefs are generally
.rimmed with Valenciennes, for the reason
irobably that this lace repays carelul doing
ip better than most other varieties. We no
rice In an article devoted to this subject that
1 good laundress, after iron lug Valenciennes
ipon the right side turns the lace and lays it
ipon a thick folded blanket, raising the
Igures by punching each one separate with
,be smooth round end of the fluting scissors,
it is Bald that when the figures are raised the
ace looks as well as new, but that tbe work
s so tedious that lrom ten to twenty dollars
s asked for doing up an elaborately trimmed
The scarf made of the thinnest white mus
In, and edged with a deep fell of lace, ls ex?
ceedingly oecomlng to most ladies. Hand
lome silk, of some bright color, trimmed with
white lace, makes a pretly tie to be worn with
i black silk dress. Very lovely ties are ol the
loft twilled India silk, cut blas, and hemmed
>n the sides; they are finished with a rich
assel fringe. The favorite colors are the
"ai o test shades ol blue, the palest green and
rose, and what ls, perhaps, the prettiest of all,
in exquisite tint of frou-frou or salmon color.
LADIES' CLOTH COSTUMES.
Suits of ladles' cloth are among the mid?
winter importations of French modiste?.
Printemps, a peculiar shade ol gray, ls the
uvllsh color. Tue cesium" has a polonaise
with vest: the skirt open? widely below tbe
waist to show the dress skirt, which ls orna
nented up the front breadth with a heavy
?outache, or with cords as thick as a lady's
inger. A cravat of faille, the color of the
Iress, ls fastened below the throat with a slip
mot, and the ends are tied again at the waist.
)llve tints of brown and green, dark plum
md cypress green are also shown in cloth
suits. Bedlngjtes, with short capes reaching
>nly to the shoulder, are made ol cloth of
hese quaint colors, and worn over velveteen
>r silk skirts.
Anew feature in arranging tunics ls tying
;bem at the back with bows placed down the
Hiddle. The bows are large, wilh short wide
inc's. Other tunics are left open behind, In
:he form of two wide scarf ends, and terml
aate with loops of ribbon. When skirts are
ruffled up the back breadths almost to the
waist, the tunic Is merely a scarf tied behind
ind forming a wrinkled apron in front. A
jinner dress of the palest Nile green faille,
lust sent over by Worth, has two wide flounce?
straight across the three front breadths, whll'j
mother wide flounce surrounds the trahi,
pasees up the Bides to the waist, ls turne d
jver, and crosses the back, forming a short
upper skirt on the simulated court train.
FINE OLD LACE.
Many of the handsomest dresses Wor.h has
made this season are trimmed with 'Iiis fine
old lace, the "real thread" that out grand?
mothers delighted to have for cay borders.
This combination of ihe lightest und darkest
shades of a color is also eeen In his rich toi?
lettes, and hie last fancy is to cjmbine thick
and thin fabrics, such as velvet and tulle. An
evening dress made by him nas a trained
skirt coveted with mauve tulle flouBces dotted
with white jasmine; over this is a tunic with
short apron and long scarf back, made of
prune-colored velvet, with fringe ?T the same
shade; low velvet corsage, witu Grecian folds
of tulle, anda spray of while jasmine on the
KC-KL?X OOTRAOE AT THE STATEHOUSE.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly after the ad?
journment ot the House, the doughty cham?
pion of his Excellency Governor Scott, the
Hon. Benjamin Byas. of Orangeburg, was set
upon by a colored policeman (Williams) in the
lobby of the House und thrashed with a
cowhide in a most severe manner. It ls said
that the honorable member had used Insulting
language to the wife of Williams, and hence
bis deserved punishment. Bystanders state
that Williams encountered Iiis victim at the
head of the stairs leading down from the lob
by, and strenuously belabored him every step
to the bottom.-Columbia Phoenix, of Satur?
-Governor Scott has appointed Mr. W. A.
Au8Lin, ol'Greenville, a notary public, and also
renewed bis commission as deputy surveyor
general. Also appointed John J. Wilson,
county commissioner or Fairfield County, vice
?. G. Dunlap, resigned.
THE TROUBLES OF FRANCE.
PRESIDENT THIERS RESIGNS-WHAT
THE GERMANS THREATEN TO DO.
The Tax and Tariff Question the
Cause of the Difficulty-The Assembly
Alarmed and on Its Knees to Thiers.
PARIS. January 19.
In the National Assembly to-day the discus?
sion was resumed on the proposition to im?
pose a tax on raw materials. It soon became
apparent that the opposition were lo ihe ma
j jorlty, and finally the Assembly, by a vote of
376 against 307. adopted a resolution providing
that the government shall only resort to taxa?
tion of raw materials when the other taxes
fail to produce sufficient revenue to meet the
expenses of the nation. A committee of fif?
teen was appointed, who are in the meantime
to make a thorough examination of the tariff.
I There ^are rumore this eveulog of ministerial
? changes on account of the vote of the Assem?
bly. M. Ponyer Quertler, it is reported, will
retire from the ministry of finance, and will
be succeeded by M. Casimer Perlere, the pres?
ent minister of the Interior. M. Lefrune ls |
mentioned as the successor to Perlere.
LONDON*, January 20.
A Versailles special to the Times says Thiers
thinks himself personally affected by the re
I Jectlon of the tariff measure. His resignation
will be presented to day. If accepted, it is
thought the Germana will reoccupy a portion
of France. Meantime the Assembly contem?
plated a vote of confidence in Thiers and his
cabinet, to avert a crisis.
VERSAILLES, January 20.
Thiers and the whole ministry have resign?
ed. Tne Assembly refused to accept Thlers's
resignation, and appointed a committee to
effect a compromise. The deputations arc
walting on the President to Induce him to re?
consider, but he insists on resigning, as the
Assembly has rejected bis tariff measures.
Great excitement prevails.
LATEST.-Thiers has withdrawn his resigna?
LONDON, January 20.
The Diet of Croatia,having Ignored the com?
promise proposed by the local governments of |
Austria and Hungary, was dissolved by au Im?
John Stuart Mill declines lo preside at the
It ls rumored that Dr. Helmbold has been
under medical restraint at a Maison de Saute
in the vicinity ol Paris, but was recently re?
CALCUTTA, January 20.
Raun Sing and other chiefs In the recent e
volt were captured, and they and twenty-nine
of their adherents were executed.
THE LOUISIANA ROW.
NEW ORLEANS, January 21.
The Carterites took their Beats to-day. Pinch
back's election was confirmed, seventeen to
sixteen ol Plnchback's adherents casting a de?
NEW ORLEANS, January 20.
Speaker Carter will to-morrow, by order to
the sergeaots-at-arms, remove the police from
tlie cat Hoi and the approaches thereto. Car?
ter requests the people in the vicinity to keep
off the streets and close their business houses.
A conflict is indicated. The Carterites are said
to have two thousand men.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, January 20.
The question of repealing the tariff on rice
will come up before the ways and means com?
mittee very soon, and lt Ts understood that
there la a strong feeling In the committee fa?
Lieutenant-Colonel Farran has been assign?
ed quartermaster on duty in the Department
of the South, relieving Major Eddy, who has
been assigned to the Department of the Gulf,
relieving Major Belger, who has been assign?
ed to the Department ol' Texas.
KEW YORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, January 20.
Erle stockholders, representing thlny mil?
lions, protest to ihe Legislature against the
Several Unions have withdrawn from the
Workingmen'* Union, on the ground that the
organization ls poll)leal.
The Market Savings Bank has been closed.
A receiver has been appointed.
The German Reform Central Committee
have adopted a resolution denouncing the
city bills recently Introduced at Albany.
CINCINNATI, January 20.
The Kentucky Senate voted twenty to six?
teen in favor ol' negro testimony.
MEMPHIS AND CHARLESTON RAIL?
MEMPHIS, January 19.
The stockholders of the Memphis and
Charleston Railroad, after a three days.' ses?
sion, to-day ratified the lease of that road to
the Southern Security Company, of which
Thomas A. Scott is president, by a vote of five
COTTON MOVEMENT FOR
NEW YORK, January 21.
The receipts of cotton st all ot the ports fur
the week nave been 118,887 bales, against
94,695 last week, 110,628 the previous week,
and 126,929 three weeks since. The total re?
ceipts eioce September have been 1,703,000
bales, against 2,046,024 for the corresponding
period of the previous year, showing a de?
crease since September of 345,024 bales. The
exports lrom all of the ports lor the week
were 87,666 bales, against 119,34t for the same
week last year. The total exports for the
expired portion ot the cotton year amount
to 909,497 bales, against 1,219,548 for the same
lime iatit year. The present slock, as com?
pared with that for the corresponding week ol
the previous year, ls as follows:
Jan. 21, 1872.
Ar all ports.&u,2?6
Az the Interior towns. 96,708
American cotton ari' at Tor
Indian cotton afloat tor
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 21.
The highest barometer will probably move
on Monday northeastward over Tennessee to
West Virginia; clear weather and westerly
winds prevailing In the South Atlantic StatcB.
Brisk, but not dangerous, winds are anti?
cipated for to-night for the Middle Atlantic
Yesterday's Weather Reports or the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. JU,,
Key West, Fla.,
2 ? 72
Nora.-The weather renort dated 7.47 O'CIOCK,
this morning, will be posted In the rooms ol the
unamber of commerce at 10 o'clook A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy or the Chamber) be examined by so ip.
masters at any time daring the day.
FURTHER PARTICULARS OF IHE
GREAT FIRE IN ABBEVILLE.
Half the Town In Flames-$80,006
Worth of Property Destroyed-l?amei
of the Sufferers-Losses, Insurance, <Sfc,
Some further particulars of the great fire at
j Abbeville Courthouse, briefly announced In
[ Saturday's NEWS, reach us by mall. Mr. J. F.
C. DuPre, the Intendant ol the town, writes
under date of Friday last:
A Are occurred In our town this A. M., (one
o'clock,) which entirely consumed the court?
house, the Marshal House, trie stores of J.
Knox, Trowbridge & Cc, Troegar fe Bequest,
and Kapshan <fc Sklarz; also, liquor establish
menta of L. H. Bussell, Christian & Wilson, J.
Knox, and Lee Russell, together with all the
smaller buildings on the two squares, occupied
by freedmen. Loss about $75,000. insurance
about $10,000 or 112,000. Clerk, sheriff and
probate judge lost many valuable papers.
A correspondent of the Columbia Union
About two o'clock thia A. M. a fire broke out
In the kitchen adjoining L. H. Russell's prem?
ises. The building being composed of dry
wood, there was no visible means whatever of
extinguishing the flames; in fact the occupants
had barely lime to escape from the flames,
some of them escaping in their night clothing.
The flames quickly spread to the adjoining
buildings, and the entire square, (on the same
side,) being built of wood, was quickly laid in
ashes. The courthouse was also destroyed,
and it was only through the united efforts of
the citizens that the entire village of Abbe?
ville was not consumed. As it ls. how?
ever, the main business portion of the
town is destroyed. The main business
store (John Knox's) was burned to the
ground. The hotel-the Marshall House-with
the new and handsome cut ola, also fell a
viel Im to the fiery monster. The mart, known
as the "Jem Store," waa destroyed. In this
case, however, an insurance was lo their
keening to cover all losses. Taking a rough
estimate of the losses and Insurance, out of
the entire $80,000 desiroyed not more than
half ls insured. The Marshall House was not
Insured for more than one-sixth the loss; and
Knox's wholesale establishment was not- In-,
sured for more than one-tenth. There ls a
current report on the streets that a lady and
child has been burnt. This rumor, however,
ls contradicted by some.
The Union remarks:
This is a grut?r. calamity, especially for au In?
land village U\c Abbeville, and, to add to the
disaster, ihete seems lo have been but a very
limited utiioiu t of insurance upon most of the
property destroyed. As to a fire department,
lhere was nothing of the kind-not even an
ordinary baud engine. If there la anything
that can stimulate the citizens of our country
villages to exertions in Ibis direction, a disas?
ter of thia kind ought to be sufficient.
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE
-Dr. John S. Rich, an old and respected
physician of Manning, died on the 13th Inst.
-Mr. Martin Ponder, of Plckeas county, who
was stabbed by Mr. Hells m Hunt, has since died.
Thc stabbing it ls said, was in self-defence.
-The following ls the result of the election
held on Monday last for Intendant and War?
dens of the Town of Walhalla: Intendant, C.
E. Watson; Wardens, A. Taylor, Wm. C. Kellh,
C. P. Sheeba, W. Korber, John Kaufmann,
J. M. Yarborough.
-B. M. Wallace, collector of Internal
revenue, visited Anderson last week, In com?
pany with special detective?, and confiscated
several boxes of tobacco illegally stamped.
He also confiscated over four hundred dollars'
worth of tobacco in Abbeville, last week. Of
course, the merchants are entirely Innocent of
my attempt to evade the laws of the country.
The responsibility of these Illegal stamps in
every case has been affixed on parties known
to the merchants from whom they purchased
the tobacco. It further appears that the pur?
gase of tobacco from wagoners is attended
kVltn more aungwul ?Ula vtiarautori lluu nUnv
it ls bought from any other source.
HARK, TWAIN AS AN EQUESTRIAN.
In a recent lecture on Nevada, delivered
In Chicago, Mark Twain told of a "horse
trade" that he made there. He spent cou
ilderahle time at Carson City.
Everybody rode horseback in that town. I
lever saw such magnificent horsemanship as
that displayed In Carson streets every day,
ind I did envy them, though I was not much
DI a horseman. But I bad soon learned to
tell a horse from a cow, and was burning with
Impatience to learn more. I was determined
io have a horse and ride myself. Whilst this
ihought was rankling lu my mind, the auc?
tioneer came scouring through the plaza on
EI black beast that was humped, and-like a
dromedary, and fearfully homely. He was
going at "twenty, twenty-two-two dollars for
i horse, saddle and bridle."
A mau standing near me, whom I didn't
know, bul who turned out to be the auction?
eer's brother, noticed the wistful look In
my eve, and observed that that was a remark?
able 'horse to be going at such a price, let
ilone the saddle and bridle. I said 1 bad half
i notion lo bid. "Now," he says. "I know
that horse. I know him well. You are a
stranger, I take ir. You might think he is an
American horse, but he is not anything ot the
kind. He ls a Mexican plug, that's what lie
is, a genuine Mexican plug?' but there was
something else about the man's way of saying
,t that made me just determine that I would
own a genuine Mexican plug-If lt took every
lent I had. And I said, "Has be any other
Advantages ?" He hooked his finger In Ihe
pocket of his army shirt, and led me to one
side and ultered, "Sh ! don't say a word ! He
un outbuck any horse in America: he can out
buck any horse In the world." Just then the
auctioneer came along. "Twenty-four, twen
Ly-fonr dollars for ihe horse, saddle and
bridle." I said, "Twenty-seven !" "Sold !"
I look ihe genuine Mexican plug, paid for
him, put him in a livery sluble, let bim get
something to eal aud get resled, and then In
the afternoon I brought him out In the plaza,
and 60me of the citizens held him by the head
ind oihers held him down to the earth by the
lull, and I got on him. And as soon as those
people let go lie put all his feet In a bunch to?
gether, let his back sag down, and then he
arched lt up suddenly, and shot me one hun?
dred and eighty yarda; and I came down again,
straight down, and lighted in the Biddle, and
went up again. And when I came down the
next lime lilt on his neck, and seized him,
and slid back into the saddle and held on.
Then he raised himself straight in the air on
his hind feet and Just stepped round like a
member of Congress, and then he came down
and went up the other way, and walked
around on his hands just as a Bchool-boy
would. Then he came down on all fours
again with ihe same old process of shooting
me up in the air; and the third time I went up
I heard a man sav, "Oh, don't he buck !" So
that was "bucking." I was very glad to know
it. Not that I wus enjoying lt, but thea I had
been taking a general Burt ofiuler-st in lt
and had naturally desired to know what the
name of it wa?. And whilst I was up, some?
body hit ihe horse a whack with a si rap, and
when I came down again the genuine bucker
At this point of ihe interesting Bcene, a
kind-hearted stranger came to the rider, told
him that bc had been taken tn, explained the
mvsterlous terms, and gave him ihe com
lorilnz Information that anybody In town
could "have told him all about the horse If he
had Inquired. _
-The Springfield Republican relates that
the workmen In the engine-house of the New
Haven Railroad were greatly amused, a few
days ano, by the movements of a weasel I hat
hid killed a rat nearly as large as himself lu
one of the engine-pits. The side ol the pit
being perpendicular, and the rat too heavy tor
the weasel io carry up lo his teeih, the ques?
tion arose how he should get him out. It
looked like a difficult task, but the weasel was
equal to the emergency. After several unBiic
cet-sful attempts to suoulder ihe rat and climb
up the side, he laid him down and went about
to the different corners of the pit ou a lour of
Inspection. Finally selecting one In which
sufficient dirt had accumulated to make an
elevalion of several luches, he went back,
drajged the rat to the corner and stood him
upon his hind leg.-?. He then clamberel out of
the pit, and going to the corner where he had
lett, the rat, let ti i m sell down by his hind feet
from above, clasped thc rat around the neck
with his fore paws, pulled bim up, and trotted
off with him to his hole.
PREPARING FOR WAR.
OUIt HARBOR DEFENCES TO BE
STRENGTHENED AT ONCE.
Big Guns to be Mounted on Sumter and
Moultrie-What la Going on Below
The note of preparation for a possible un?
pleasantness with Spain, or even a hostile
hug from tho Russian bear, can be heard
even in our quiet and peaceful har?
bor. It ls certain that orders have
been issued for the overhauling of the
harbor defences at Charleston, Involving im?
portant changes and the expenditure of large
amounts of money. Forts Moultrie and Sum?
ter are about to receive their proper arma?
ment, and the work ol mounting thirty or
forty heavy guns in these works is under con?
tract, and will probably be begun to-day. Fort
Moultrie ls In good repair, but Fort Sumter
will require a vast amount of work to make it |
once more the key to the harbor.
The Savannah Advertiser of the 21at says
that the steamship Magnolia, on ber last trip
from New Tork, brought out some twenty or
more laborers, this Instalment to be further
increased at that port to the number ot one hun?
dred men, to constitute the working force of
Colonel Ludlow, of the United States Engi?
neers, who will at once commence operations
In building extensive and formidable earth?
works, and otherwise strengthening the forti?
fications of Fort Pulaski. The working plans
are looked for by every mall, when the force
employed will at once be dispatched to Fort
Pulaski. Barracks for the quartering of one
hundred laborers are to be first erected out?
side of tho fort, when the work of throwing up
extensive earthworks in the Y of the fort will
be at once commenced. Guns of Alteen inch
calibre are to be mounted. The work, aside
from the equipments, is to cost twenty-six
thousand dollars, and lt ls surmised that, In
view of the present aspect of affairs, especially
the complications with Spain, the work of
further strengthening Pulaski, in addition to [
the earth batteries, will be continued by the
government, transforming it into one of the
strongest forts on the Atlantic coast.
Captain R. T. Renshaw, who was lately
staying at the Mills House, left on Friday
night, In obedience to orders from the Navy
Department, to take command of the Woosack,
a splendid ship ot sixteen guns, belonging to
the South Atlantic squadron. 1 liesa move?
ments look like business, and war news and
rumors are the order of the day.
A TRAGICAL STORY OF ROYALTY.
Two Romances ot the Peerage.
M. D. Conway continues to write interesting
letters to the Cincinnati Commercial. Here ls
an extract from his last:
While the Prince of Wales is recovering,
lhere has passed away au aged and poor wo- ,
man whose strange history, thus recalled, re- [
minda us lhat whatever the faults of Ihe pre?
sent princess may be, they are free from eome
of the deeper vlllanles of their ancestors,
while at the same time lt reminds us how false
and necessarily unjust the whole system of j
monarchy ls. The woman who has Just died,
Mrs. Lavinia Ry ves, was the skeleton of the
ro\ al closet, and, though she be now dead, she
has left two children who may bring up- es-tito-f
ana again tue ugiy secret wntcn rennies to stay J
Mrs. Ryves was the suppressed Princess, in
the justice ot' whose claim to be Princess of
Cumberland and Duchess of Lancaster nearly
everybody believed, though fne resolute eva?
sions of consecutive governments made hers
a case ol a wroug without a remedy. Toward
the close ot George H's reign there was
about the court a certain Rev. Dr. James
Wilmot, ol the ancient family of De Ville
mot, whose wife was daughter of King fctan
Islaus of Poland. They bad a beautiful
daughter, who was Eecrelly married (there
was then no royal marriage act) to Henry
Frederick-, Duke of Cumberland, Dr. Wil?
mot performing the ceremony. George III,
who had now succeeded to the throne, wit?
nessed the marriage, as did Chatham and the
Earl of Warwick. They all signed the cer?
tificate, which is still In possession of ihe
Ryves family (I have seen lt,) and the signa?
tures to which have been attested before the
courts by many persons familiar with the
handwriting of the personages named.
Atterward, however, the Prince of Cumber?
land publicly married Lady Anne Horton; but
George the III refused to receive her at court.
The first wife died heart-broken In the south
of France, but lett a daughter, whose birth
was certified by noblemen. George III made
careful provision for the child, who was known
as Olive Wilmot, and subsequently she was
made Duchess ol' Lancaster. She waa very in?
telligent and married the celebraced artist
Serres, of the Royal Academy, from whom,
however, she was separated.
Lord Warwick acquainted the Duke of Kent
with the fact, and the Duke was deeply inter?
ested to have Mrs. Serres's rank attested; and
alter her death he continued his exertions for
the daughter who represented her, the woman
who haB Just died. This young girl afterward
married a Mr. Ryves, from whom elie was di?
vorced on account of Ill-treatment. A passage
In Robert Owen's aullblography shows the in?
terest which -.he Duke of Kent took in the
matter. "From the documents existing and
carefully preserved," writes Mr. Owen, - there
can be no doubt of the legal claim ol this
family to their being (he direct descendants ol
the Duke ol Cumberland, brother to his Ma?
jesty George III, and entitled to his rank and
pronerty. His Royal Highness, the Duke ol'
Kent, introduced Mis. Serres to me as
his cousin, and as legally entitled to
tho rank ol the Princess Olive in Cum?
berland. He was deeply Interested in
her cause, and In that of ber only daughter
and child Lavinia." There was something
touching in the feeling which George III had
in this matter. In his will he bequeathed to
'?Olive our brother ot Cumberland's daughter,
the sum of ?15,000, commanding our heir and
successor to pay the same privately to our said
neice fer her use, as a recompense for the mis?
fortune she may have known through her
luther. The Court of Probate decided Indirect?
ly lu favor of the authenticity of all the docu?
ments; but when Slr Fitzroy Kelly and others
pressed the mailer to a direct decision, every
court managed to evade it. Each court Bald
you must go to another. Meanwhile, the fami?
ly ot Ryves had become sunk lu poverty, and
could hardly live, much less prosecute a claim
ot this kind. It not only involved rank, but,
over a million pounds. The reigning fami?
ly dumbly, without argument, resisted the
whole thing. Poor Mrs. By ves spent all she
had In the matter, and becoming aged suffer?
ed considerably. Hearing from a friend that
I had taken some inierest in this case, she
sent me word some five or six years ago that
she would like to have me call upon her. I
lound her living In a mean apartment In the
suburbs of Camdentown, and yet all was very
neat. It was ver; cold, and there was no Ure ;
plainly because she could not purchase it,
though ehe made some other excuse. It was
very sad to see this aged woman amid ex?
treme poverty-utterly alone, too, her sons
having gone to sea-struggling for a prince?
dom. She was rather fine looking, willi a
eirong eye and brow. She showed me a let?
ter she had received from the Queen in reply
to one in which she (Mrs. Ryves) described the
povery into which sue was reduced by the de
nial ol her rights.
Queen Victoria's letter Informed her, in sub?
stance, that she was willing to give her chail
table aid provided she would give up her
claim to ba the Princess of Cumberland.
Having read this letter over to me, the little
woman straightened herself up, and wilh
flashing eyes said, "I may starve here, or
freeze here; but I will never abandon my
cause; for lt ls Justice !" I lost signt of her
tor some years, but a few months ago she
called upon me to show me some curious old
documents bearing upon the case. Bhe was
very aged; privation had told upon her, and I
verily believe that it was main.y the Inspira
tlon of her canse which warmed and fed her,
I and kept her alive. Amid all her sorrows she
was cheerful, quaint and Interesting. She
?ied, in her seventy-flfih year, or congestion
JESgnt on by cold. No doubt it wai death
?hwVS6ufflcient warmth and nourishment
"Om?n o?\at la8t kllled a bl00d rel4tlve of the
edTb'y8 BgS? T' be
of a small farmer and shopkl??V,? f?P
l?ge o? Bolas, Shropshire. StrangL1"?T S"
usual there, and, from a suspicion or?u
/Ides, hospitality was refused. The ?g
pressed his demand, and prayed that *f
might stay UH morning, evenir they would
give him no more than a chair in the stone
floorea lower room. The grudging boon was
at last granted, and the next morning the
family and their forced guest made ac?
quaintance with one another. The strang?
er's enjoyment of the society of the Papa and
Mamma Hoggins was enhanced'by the pres?
ence of their daughter Baratt, who, in the full
bloom of rustic beauty, chained the soi*
disant Mr. Jones's eyes, and, through his
eyes, his heart. And now the adventure of
an hour, connected with intricate roads and I
coming night, was destined to affect the wan?
derer's future Hie. Now, from that village,
from those fields where Sarah milked the
cows, from that dairy where her white arms
persuaded cream into butter, Mr. Jones could
not stir. He had stated to inquirers that his
particular function was that of an undertaker;
a vocation which might account for the ten?
der melancholy which weighed on him; or j
that name might have darkly hinted to Sarah
that he was ready to undertake every office,
however unaccustomed, in which she played
a parr. The presence of Mr. Jones In the
village In a short tim? became a fixed Idea.
The Inhabitants looked upon him with
respectful tear. As weeks went on, he made
occasional absences from Bolas, always
short, and confined to two or three days; and
on his return he seemed to abound with mo?
ney. The natives of8alop are not dull. They
put the money and the absences together, and
they whispered the result to one another. They
felt sure Jones was a highwayman. After a
while Mr. Cecil-we may as well drop the alias
-became the avowed suitor of Sarah Hog
cin8; but the predatory notion still clung to
ber mother's mind, and she sturdily set her
face against the connection. The father's
logic was simple, and ultimately prevailed,
'.Why, he has plenty of money." He showed
bis easy circumstances, Indeed, by taking
land, and by buting a site on which be erect?
ed the largest house in the neighborhood,
now called Burleigh Villa. It stands amongst
fields, facing the Wrekin, some miles distant
from that landmark. They married. A
daughter was born to them, and died. She
waa buried lu the little church-yard; but her |
grave ls not forgotten. News at length
reached Mr. Cecil, then become Lord Burleigh,
which Induced him to travel lo London. His
wife accompanied him. Although he had been
at great pains to bave his wife educated and
taught accomplishments, tradition still de?
scribes her as ignorant of her rank, and there?
fore she felt surprised at the reception which
they met with at the great bouses of nobles
and commoners on their road. They arrived
at Stamford. They drove up to the Burleigh
House, and then was put the question whether
Sarah would like to be mistress there. The
denouement followed. The son of Sarah Hog?
gins succeeded in 1804 to the tille of Marquis
of Exeter. He died in 1867, and the grandson
of Sarah Hoggins ls now the owner of the
Marquisate and lair Burleigh.
I close with another blt of romance which
has Just come to light here. On the ill fated
ship President, which went down some thirty
years ago, all on board (as was supposed)
being lost, was a scion ot an ancient aristo?
cratic family, Lord Fitzroy Lennox. The
young nobleman was mourned by his family.
But there came a young man lately lo this
country who claimed to be Lord Lennox, and
whose larally-like the Tichbornes-refused to
recognize him. He died a day or two ago.
According to his story he did not Ball from
New York on the President at all, but, alter
gnjng un board-returned, for some reason,
The statement, wilbout the faintest trace of |
eccentricity or symptom of aberration of
mind, he maintained to his dying day; and hie '
last request", when In full possession of con?
sciousness, which has, we know, been acted
upon, was that he should bu curled lu what he
asserted was his Irue name, and that bis
eoffla-plate should be Inscribed with his full
style and title, viz, Lord Fitzroy George
Charles Gordon Lennox. Monday, there?
fore, saw the remains (If the Inscription on
ihe funeral urn is to be credited and accept?
ed in the spirit of the truth tablets should
Seoerally carry with them) of Lord Fitzroy
ennox committed to their last resting
place, attended only by three mourners and
by some tweuty fellow-clerks, who followed
as a last mark of special respect. The coffin
plate bears tbe following inscription : "Lord
Fitzroy George Charles Gordon Lennox,
aged 61. Died December 3, 1871." Passing
under the name of Henry Clay, but gene?
rally known as the "Captain," the deceased
obtained a situation with the London and
Southwestern Ballway Company, and has
been employed as clerk at their London
goods terminus for the last twelve years,
earning the respectful esteem ot all his felJow
servants. _ _ M. D. C.
TUE NEW CABLE.
A Shilling a Word-The Plan Officially
A new project for cheap telegraphic com?
munication between England and America
bas now been started, as appears from the fol?
lowing circular, which has been sent to the
London papers by Mr. G. T. Snead, of Minc?
It is proposed that the Governments of
Great Britain and of the United Slates should
purchase the existing cables and Newfound?
land land lines, paying for the same In termi?
nable annuli ies, and charging only such rates
for the use of the cables as will meet the an?
nual interest charge. For this purpose one
fourth of the existing tariff would suffice for
ihe present-that is to say. messages of tea
words could be carried for 10s., Instead of ?2.
The gro;s earnings of the Anglo-American
and Freuch cables, including the churu of re?
ceipts accruing t > the Newfoundland Company,
have now reached about ?700,000 per annum,
and thia amount is earned with only one-half
of the available power being employed.
Tue existing companies arc earning, with
?700,000 a year gross receipts, about fifteen
per cent, on their ordinary capital after allow?
ing a considerable sum for reserve. But in
view o? the possibilities of competition the
shareholders would be content to dispose of
their property without demanding exorbitant
terms. It may be safely assumed that they
would accept ?150 for Anglo-American stock,
and ?30 for French cable shares o? ?20 each.
The land Hues and cables ot the Newfoundland
company can be acquired for about ?800,000.
The total cost ol these lines lu the case of an
Imm?diate purchase by the governments
would on these terms be less than ?5,000,000.
To provide for the Increase of but-lness result?
ing Irom a lower rate two addi)ional cables
ought to be laid irom Ireland to Newfoundland
or Halllax In Nova Scotia, and the land lises
Increased lu proportion. Thc total outlay
would then be about ?6,400,000, and this could
be obtained on Ihe Joint guarantee of the Eng?
lish and the United States governments by
granilng annuities ol' four per cent, lor thirty
years, on the explratlou of which ihe cables
would become free of a'l charge except for
Tue annual sum to which the governments
would thus commit themselves would be ?320,
000 For this annuity they would hnve made
over to them the three working cables, now
earning ?700,000 a year, with only one-half of
their cupacity employed, two new cables, and
the connecting laud lines.
It bas been found that with each successive
reduction in rates the use of the telegraphs
has enormously increased, as is evinced from
the iact that the earnings are now much great?
er with the rate of ?2 man they were formally
at ?20 per message :
Ai one shilling per word, and with four
cables out of me ave constantly em?
ployed, the receipts would be.?470,000
The expenses or all the linea, Including
repairs, wou.d not exceed. 100,000
Leaving a balance or.?370,ooo
to meet an annual charge, terminable in thirty
yeara, of ?320,000.
It ls apparent, however, that Ihe reduction
to one Shilling per word would not be final,
but that still furtherreductions might be mad?
and the number of cables lncwaisd c??
same plan of terminable annuliU s. without be?
coming any burden on the two governmentsT
The terminable charge for ten cables wool*
be ?485,000 a year, which would be earned lr
eight of the cables In working order at the rate
of7d. per word, and so on ad libitum. On th? ?
expiry of the annuities the cost o? communi?
cation between the two countries would not ba . ?
greater than the charges for Internal commu?
nication. < . ?.
The attention of the various chambers ef
?commerce in Great Britain ls respectfoily call?
ed Io this important question, and the signa?
tures of all parties interested are requested t#
form a concurrence.
1 -Sis ..
WHEREAS, by the Sd Section or tte Natnrallxa
tlon Act 1870 (83 Vi:t. cap. 14) lt la provided that
" where Har Majesty has entered Into m convention
with any foreign Stete to the effect that the 'sub?
jects or citizens or that State who have bees natu- .
rall zed as British subjects, may divest themselves [
of their status as such subj ec ta, lt shall be lawful '
ror Her Majesty, by Order in connell, to declar* ,
that such convention bas been entered into by
Her Majesty; and from and after the date of anon ;
Order lu Connell, any person being originally a"
subject or citizen of the State referred to in snort
Order, who bau been naturalized ti a British sub.-7
Ject, may, within such limit of .time as maybe
provided in the convention, make a declaration
or alienage, a .d from and after the date of fair to -j
making such declaration such person shall be re?
regarded aa an allen, and as a subject or the
State to which he originally belonged as afore-.,
"A declaration of alienage may be made aa fol?
lows; that ls to say : If the declaraut be lathe.
United Kingdom, in the presence of any justice of '
t he peace; IT elsewhere In Her Majesty's dominions '
in the presence or any Jodje or any court of civil
or criminal jurisdiction, or any justice of .tbs
peace, or or any other officer for the time berna;, :
authorized by law, in the place In which -the
declarant ls, to administer an oath for any Judi.
dal or other legal purpose. If out of Her Majes- .
ty's dominions, in the presence or any officer in '
the Diplomatic or Consolar serries of Her Maj?
AND WHEREAS, such convention was entered; '
Into by Her Majesty with the United Stetes of
America, on the 18th of May, 1870, the ratifica
tiona or which were exchanged at London, on j
the loth August, 1870; and on the 17th day of Au- : j
gust, 1870, Her Majesty, by Order in Gounod, did
declare that a convention bad been entered into,,.-,
to the effect that the subjects or citizens of those
S'ates who had been naturalized as British sub?
jects might divest themselves or their statu .
as inch sub.ects.
AND WHKBKAB, by a supplementary convection
slgneJ at Washington on 28d February, T87i, the
ratifications whereof were exchanged on the 4th
May, 1871, after reciffno-.that by the second?arti. ?
de of the said first convention It had been stipu?
lated that the manner, In which the renunciation _
by subjects and citize.es or the contracting partiel
who had emigrated or might emigrate from the
dominions of one to those of the other party,
?of their naturalization and the resumption ot
their native allegiance, might be made and pub?
licly declared, should be agreed upon by the
Governments or the respective countries : IT WAS,
by Article l, AOBKBD, as follows, viz , That any
person being originally a citizen or the United
States who bad previously to May 18,1870,- been
naturalized as a British snhlec. may at any time
before August io, 1872, and any British subject,
who, at the date first aforesaid, had been natura* -
lzed as a-citizen within the United States, may.
at any time before Maj ia, 1873, publicly declare >
hlB renunciation or such naturalization by eub
i cribing an Instrument in writing, substantially
In the form hereunto appended, and designated as
"Such renunciation by an original citizen or the
United States ot British nationality shall, within
the territories and Jurisdiction ol the United
States, be made lo duplicate, In the presence of
any Court authorized by law for the time being
to admit allens to naturalization, or before the
Clerk or Prothonotary of any such Court: if the
declarant be beyond the territories of the United
States, lt shall be made In. duplicate, before any
Diplomatic or Consular officer of the United
States. One or such duplicates shall remain of
record In the custody or the Court or officer in
whose presence lt was made; the other shill be,
without delay, transmitted to the Department of '
"Such renunciation, If declared by an original
British subject, of his acquired nationality as a
citizen ot the United States, shall, if the decla?
rant bo m the united Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, be made in duplicate, In the pr?senos
or a Justice or the Peace; If elsewhere, in Her
Bri'annie Majesty's dominions, In triplicate, in
the presence of any Judge of civil or criminal
jurisdiction, or any Justice or the Peace, or of any
other officer for the time being authorised by
law, in the place in which the declarant ls, to ad.
minister an oath for any judicial or other legal
pupose; ir ont or Her Majesty's dominions, in
triplicate, in the presence or any officer In tbs
Dip omatlc or consular Service of Her Majesty."
"I, A. B., of (inser? abode) being originally a cit?
izen or the United States or America tor a Brittan
subject) and having become naturalized within
the dominions or Her BrUannlc Majesty as s
British subject, [oras a citizen within the United
States of America) do hereby reneance my natu
rallz-itlon as a British subject (or citizen of the
United States;) and dec?a e that It is my desire to
resume ray nationality as a citizen or the United
States (or British subject.)
(Signed) A. B.
Made and subscribed before me. --- in
[insert country or other subdivision, ana Slate,
province, colony,legation or consulate, ) this
day or-, 187-.
(Signed) IS. F.,
Justice of the peace (orother.ttte.")
NOW THEREFORE NOTICE 13 H1RSBY GIVEN tO
all British subjects within the States or North and
South Carolina, who have become naturalized.
within the United States, and who desire to resume
their allegiance as British subjects, to make tue
decoration In the form prescribed, before the 12th.
ALTHOUGH the Supplemental Convention of the
23d or February last only requires that American
citizens who have been naturalized aa British
subjects shall make the Declaration of Renuncia?
tion before a United Statea Court or Justice, or
i Iplomatic or Consular officer of the United
SUtes, yet lt ls necessary, to meet the riqulre
ments or the British Act or Parliament, that the
Declaration shall also be made before one of the
British Judicial, Diplomatic or consular officers
mentlone 1 in the 3d Section.
No FEE will be levied for receiving those Decla?
rations. H. P. WALKER,
H. B. M. Consul for North and Sooth Carolina.
BRITISH CONSULATS, 1
CHARLESTON, December, 1871. j
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Plums, Almonds, ApncotB and Nectarines, from
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Uazle Nuts, English Walnuts and bpardsh Chest?
nuts, several nnd varieties; Grap vines, em?
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D hilas. Gladiolas, Lilies, Ac.; Ornamental Flow
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Roots, Osage Orange and MacartneyJ??i*&
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will bear the ont season If transplanted eartr.
wm be furnished at moderate prices. _.""?
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